SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015
MUST I DO TO BE SAVED ?
That is the exact
question that Paul was asked by a warden at Philippi,
Greece (Acts 16:30).
Paul's answer must
have surprised that warden, as
it still surprises many today:
If by "what must I
do?" you mean WORKS, ACTIONS,
or EXTERNAL behavior,the answer is the same today as it was
in the first century:
NOT a thing.
There is ABSOLUTELY
NOTHING YOU can do to be saved.
What you must "do" is
NOT external, but INTERNAL.
Here's Paul's answer:
"BELIEVE (TRUST) IN the Lord
Jesus Christ, and YOU WILL BE SAVED, and your house"
Paul gave this sinful
man who, up to that very moment had been an idol worshiping
pagan, ABSOLUTE ASSURANCE of
Salvation, if he JUST TRUSTED JESUS.
Oh, how religion has
COMPLICATED the beautiful simplicity of the Gospel of
How it has DISTORTED its
How it has SHUT THE
DOOR to the Kingdom of God, instead of showing them that
it's WIDE OPEN to ANYONE who'll receive Jesus and trust in
the ONE and ONLY Savior (John 6:37).
Jesus' perfect Work of Redemption -- that
He paid for ALL sin and removed ALL sin for ALL time -- is
ALL that is needed in order to be saved.
Such belief TAKES
PLACE ON THE INSIDE of
each individual, NOT on the
Such belief takes
place IN OUR HEARTS, in the innermost parts of our being.
Funny thing, Paul (a
Jew) DID NOT tell the Philippian jailer (now a new gentile
Christian) that he needed to
observe the 24-hour Sabbath (Saturday).
Paul also DID NOT tell
him that he "had to go to
church" on Sunday.
In fact, when Paul
answered that question THERE WERE NO BUILDINGS (incorrectly
called "churches") in which to worship.
All Christian worship
was conducted either in
private homes, or on public property, IN THE OPEN AIR (Matthew
5:1-2; 8:18-20; Mark 2:1-4; 6:39; Luke 6:17; John 6:22).
That's right. You
That's the system Paul
and the 12 disciples used (Acts 17:22). That's
the system JESUS used.
THAT system was GOOD ENOUGH FOR GOD (JESUS), it should be
good enough for the rest of us WHO CLAIM to be his
All those who erect
those religious fortresses, those monuments to their own
egos, and TO THEIR DENOMINATIONAL IDOLS, are
following the model of PAGAN ROME.
That's right. The
same Rome they criticize so much.
Those buildings did
not exist UNTIL the 4th century A.D. when Christianity
became Rome's official religion (Acts 8:3; Romans 16:5; 1
Corinthians 16:19; Colossians 4:15; Philemon 1:2).
That is well
documented, historic FACT.
And I challenge ANYONE
to prove otherwise.
Your greedy "pastor" wouldn't
have to demand a 10% religious TAX to maintain that
expensive building, if he or she followed THE BIBLICAL
Jesus is God, He
preached to larger crowds, and
He NEVER ASKED ANYONE to "tithe" to Him, let alone give Him
10% of their income!
These guys (and gals) MUST
THINK THEY'RE BETTER than Jesus!
Wait, don't throw
those stones until I'm finished.
Paul, a Jew, also
DIDN'T tell the new gentile Christian to get physically
No one who's been
CIRCUMCISED IN THE HEART, needs
physical circumcision (Romans 2:29; Jeremiah 4:4).
Paul, a Jew, and
former Pharisee, also DIDN'T tell that new gentile
Christian to observe the
Torah (Law) or the 10 Commandments.
NOT A WORD.
Paul DIDN'T tell him he
had to make a list of EVERY SIN HE'D EVER COMMITTED and
confess each sin, one by one, in order to be forgiven and
SAVED (Hebrews 9:12,26).
Paul DIDN'T tell him to
beware of "willful sin" or else, he'd lose Salvation.
In fact, the
term "lose Salvation" is NOT FOUND IN SCRIPTURE.
Paul DIDN'T tell him to
blindly follow some "future" MORTAL religious leader that
would emerge in the 18th, 19th or 20th century - and INVENT
a new religion - in order to be saved.
Again, WHAT DID Paul
"BELIEVE in the Lord Jesus
and YOU WILL BE SAVED". Period.
NO OTHER "conditions".
"conditions" were INVENTED by
"conditions" ARE A CORRUPTION
OF the pure Gospel that Jesus and His disciples taught.
"conditions" are ANATHEMA (Galatians
"conditions" ARE NOT THE
You mean that
Salvation is THAT SIMPLE, just receive Jesus into my heart
and TRUST WHAT HE DID?
You mean to tell me THAT
JESUS IN MY HEART is ALL that I need for Salvation?
Now and forever, JESUS
is ALL you need.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 30,
I must be getting
old... And I don't mean just
chronologically - although that's true enough - I mean mentally.
Call me old-fashioned
but I remember the days when
PARENTS tried - to the best of their ability - to instill
some sort of moral compass and spiritual foundation to
They made sure (as in
my case, being raised Roman Catholic) that we learned
Catechism, did First Communion, attended worship services,
Christian schools, etc.
Or something similar
I am seeing a
disturbing and, at the same time, encouraging trend:
Children and teens seeking
Salvation, spiritual instruction, counsel, and knowledge
about Jesus and Scripture, while their parents seem
BLISSFULLY UNINTERESTED in any of the above.
That's why I said I
MUST be getting old.
I've lived long enough
to see the roles REVERSED.
Children as young as
8, 10, 11, 12 years of age finding Christ ON THE INTERNET,
and trying to get their parents saved!
Before anyone out
there gets their feathers ruffled, I'm
not saying that ALL parents are that way.
parents aren't at all like
There are even parents
who DON'T CARE about God, Jesus or Salvation themselves but
do send their children to Sunday school just to impart
certain moral values, while
they stay home.
But, unbelievable as
it may sound, we are hearing more and more from children
and teens who have found
Christ, very much want to evangelize their parents, are
concerned about them being "left behind" during the
tribulation, and mom and dad
want no part of it.
Just another sign of
the messed up world in which we live.
On the one hand, it's
heartbreaking that some
parents should have such total disregard for their
children's spiritual well-being - not to mention THEIR
On the other hand, it's
testimony to the Grace and Love of Jesus that these
children ARE FINDING HIM, "by themselves" nonetheless.
This brings to mind
two wonderful Scriptures:
The first, Jeremiah
29:13-14 which says:
shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye seek me WITH ALL YOUR
HEART. And I
WILL BE FOUND BY YOU, says the Lord".
THAT is the
SURE WAY to find Christ.
The second Scripture
is Isaiah 65:1 which shows just
how gracious and loving our God and Savior is:
"I am sought of them
that asked not for me; I am
FOUND OF THEM THAT SOUGHT ME NOT:
I said, Look at me,
Look at me, to a people that was not called by my name".
Truly, as it says in
the Psalms, "His mercy endures FOREVER".
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29,
THREE MINUTES, AND
What's YOUR excuse for
not receiving Christ?
The world around us is
coming apart at the seams, and its many woes are
intensifying not by the day, but BY THE HOUR.
won't get better, but worse.
At least short-term.
Then Jesus will
return, unravel this unholy mess, and set everything
Why, then, are you SO
RELUCTANT to invite Jesus into your heart and receive
His FREE GIFT of eternal Salvation?
"Well, I think
Christians are nuts and Bible prophecy even nuttier"...
O.K. But it's
not just the Bible that points to imminent chaos and
It's not just Christians that
see such things coming on the world (and, you're right,
some of them ARE nuts)...
DON'T TAKE OUR WORD
you believe A GROUP OF SCIENTISTS who say we're ON
THE VERGE OF unprecedented catastrophe?
That's right. This
past week SCIENTISTS moved
their Doomsday Clock TWO MINUTES closer to midnight.
The clock was created
in 1947 by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, based in
Since then, it's been
adjusted 18 times.
The latest adjustment
- shifting the clock from 5
minutes to midnight, to JUST THREE MINUTES, was
attributed to ONLY TWO THINGS: climate change and the
threat of nuclear war.
even take into account the precarious situation in
Europe, where ultra leftist maniac Alexis Tsipras just
became Prime Minister in Greece...
Or the uncertainty and
turmoil in the Middle East, where Yemen's government just
crumbled, and stalwart U.S. ally King Abdullah of Saudi
Arabia just passed away.
Where Libya is in
total chaos and an American security contractor, and former
marine, just got killed by a group with ties to ISIS.
Where Hezbollah and
Israel are now entangled in war (let's hope it won't
escalate as the recent one with Hamas in the south)...
Where Syria -- now
in its third year of civil war - and contending with Isis
at the same time, is also in total disarray, and living
conditions are deplorable, if you can even call it
Qaeda is alive and well, and doing its barbaric worst to
kill, maim and destroy.
Not to mention an
ever-growing list of Islamic terrorist organizations that
include Boko Haram, Khorasan, Islamic Jihad and the
Or that Isis is
holding two hostages one Japanese and one Jordanian, and
threatening to decapitate them.
Or that negotiations
with Iran about their nuclear ambitions are going nowhere.
These men of science also
didn't take into consideration all the "sleeper cells"
that have infiltrated Europe and (dare I say it?) THE
Or that they could
strike, potentially, AT ANY MOMENT.
Just like they didn't
factor in the possibility that one of these brutal Islamic
groups could get its hands on a dirty bomb, some nuclear
weapons, or both, and Lord
only knows what could result from that.
So, it's not just the
Bible, and it's not just loony Christians who are talking
SCIENTISTS are also sensing
something big is about to happen.
Even Stevie Wonder (and I
apologize for using him to make the point) COULD
HOW CAN YOU LOSE by
turning to Jesus with all your heart?
SCIENTISTS and their Doomsday clock - it's
What are you waiting for?
Three minutes, and
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28,
THE 10 DAYS ARE FOR
We're going to take a
SHORT break from Bible prophecy.
I have FOUR MORE
MESSAGES that will tie everything together, and which, Lord
willing, I will share some time AFTER the Super Bowl.
I didn't say "the day
after" the Super Bowl, I said "SOME
This thing's gotta be
timed just right, and I've given you enough to chew on for
Lord willing and by
God's awesome Grace, we will also have some important
announcements after, or concurrent with, those 4 remaining
I've been sharing with
you since 2013 that there's NO SUCH THING as an "instant"
I reiterated it in the
2014 Prophecy Update which has been permanently available
on this page (top left).
And I tell you now
that -- based on more recent Spirit revelation -- those
10 days ARE UNEQUIVOCALLY LITERAL (Revelation 2:10).
They are NOT
There will be A LITERAL
10-day period from the moment the signs begin (Revelation
6:12) to the moment the Church is transported into the
heavenly realm (Revelation 7:9).
TRANSFORMATION from mortal to immortal will take place
INSTANTLY (1 Corinthians 15:50-55).
will happen near THE END OF
those 10 days.
Church is STILL ON EARTH for the first 10 days of the
tribulation period (Revelation 7:14).
DOUBT WHATSOEVER about that.
There's no reason to
fear. God will keep us safe.
AND HE WON'T
SEND ANY OF THE JUDGMENTS UNTIL we're safely in heaven
THAT is also 100%
However, it is a good
idea to prepare, JUST IN CASE.
We're not telling
anyone to stockpile "tribulation food", build an
underground bunker (p-l-e-a-s-e!) or take any extreme
But based on the
description given in Revelation 6:12-16, Luke 21:24-27;
Isaiah chapter 24, and Joel chapter 2, we
can anticipate that those 10 days WON'T BE "business as
and drugstores will likely BE CLOSED.
Travel may be TOTALLY
It may not even be
safe TO DRIVE.
There won't be usual
means of communication like telephone, fax, internet, TV,
radio, email, texting, regular mail, etc.
So, if I were you - and
I'm telling you THE SAME THING I'm telling my loved ones --
prepare as you would for a 10-day camping trip:
1. Have on hand plenty
of fresh, clean drinking water, enough to last for those in
your household at least 10 days. Don't forget to include
your pets in that 10-day supply.
2. Store some
additional water from the tap for personal hygiene.
3. Have a 10-day
supply of non-perishable food on hand for you and your pets
: canned or packed tuna, Vienna sausages, cereal, peanut
butter and jelly, bread, crackers, protein bars, cookies,
candy bars, instant coffee, cream, sugar, etc.
4. Dry and canned
dog/cat food to last at least 10 days.
5. Can opener.
7. Portable gas stove.
9. Fill up your car
with gas, just in case.
10. Have blankets and
warm clothing on hand in case you need it, since there
probably won't be electricity or heating.
11. Enough cash on
hand for at least two weeks or a month, just in case.
12. First aid kit.
13. Any special
medications you may need.
14. Don't forget to
charge those cell phones JUST IN CASE they are (or, at some
15. Regular towels,
paper towel, toilet paper.
don't need these things immediately, IT'S A GOOD IDEA
TO START PLANNING AND PREPARING NOW, instead of leaving
everything until the last minute.
If perchance it turns
out YOU DON'T need these things, NO HARM DONE.
Leave them to the poor
folk that will remain here for that unimaginably awful
But better be safe
"Well, I never heard
anyone teach this before..."
90% of the teachings
on this website are things that you "have never heard
before" - to Jesus be all the glory.
What's SO SURPRISING
This is important.
I COULD keep this all
NOTHING -- zero, zilch -- out of sharing this with you.
Ignore it at your own
TUESDAY, JANUARY 27,
THE BIBLICAL SHEMITTA
Are we in a shemitta
We are, if you believe
the rabbinic calendar.
According to rabbis,
the shemitta began on Yom Teruah (which they INCORRECTLY
call "Rosh Hashanah") last year (2014) and will end on Yom
Teruah of this year.
There are some books
on the market right now, by "uber anointed" Messianic Jews,
peddling that lie -- along with the so-called "blood moons"
-- and not worth the paper on which they're printed.
There are two BIG
problems with that theory:
1. Their calendar, as
we previously explained, has an INTENTIONAL 4-year deficit.
I'm not saying that
21st century rabbis played a role in this, but first
century Jewish hierarchy CERTAINLY DID.
And I am CONVINCED
that most modern rabbis KNOW THIS: they just won't admit
it, FOR OBVIOUS REASONS:
Admitting it is tantamount to
recognizing that Jesus fulfilled the "70 weeks prophecy" TO
PERFECTION, in each and every detail, and that He is THE
The year FOLLOWING
the destruction of the Second Temple was the first year
of a seven-year Sabbatical cycle or shemitta.
We all know the temple
was destroyed on Av 9, 70 A.D.
The following year was
That means that the
shemitta year ran from 71-72 A.D.
According to rabbis,
though, the temple was destroyed in 68-69 A.D. and the
shemitta ran from 67-68 A.D. which
would place THEIR "shemitta" 4 YEARS PRIOR TO the CORRECT
shemitta cycle and TWO YEARS BEFORE the Temple's
destruction (Babylonian Talmud Avoda Zarah, Folio
Clearly, it doesn't
Just like in 1996 they
were celebrating "Jerusalem 3000", the 3,000th anniversary
of it being made Israel's capital by King David in 1,000
They were celebrating
it 4 YEARS EARLIER than they SHOULD HAVE.
I know, because I WAS
The chief priests
INTENTIONALLY tampered with their own calendar to obscure
Jesus' AWESOMELY PRECISE FULFILLMENT of the 70 weeks
prophecy in Daniel chapter 9.
The A.D. calendar is,
therefore, CORRECT. It's the B.C. calendar that the Jewish
hierarchy premeditatedly SCREWED UP to cause confusion
about the Birth of the VERY JEWISH Jesus.
IS THE ONLY REASON their modern rabbinic calendar is
4 years SHORT.
2. The OTHER problem
with their theory is that, the Bible says, clear as
crystal, that shemittas DO
NOT begin and end on Yom Teruah (incorrectly called
"Rosh Hashanah"), but rather ON
commanded them, saying, 'At THE
END OF seven years, in the appointed time (moed),
in THE YEAR OF RELEASE (shemitta), in
the Feast of Tabernacles" (Sukkot)...
That Scripture settles
the question ONCE AND FOR ALL:
Shemitta cycles begin and end
every seven years on THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES (Sukkot).
When we have GOD'S
Word on something, we no longer seek input from flesh
Once we KNOW what
GOD says, what mortals "think" is IRRELEVANT.
Sukkot makes PERFECT
sense and perfectly fits other Scriptures, the 70 weeks
Prophecy, and Jesus' public ministry.
We know, according to
Daniel 9:27, that Jesus had
to appear and DIE at the end of 3½ years of public
ministry, or at HALF shemitta, in order TO CONFIRM the
eternal Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 17:7; Luke 1:54-55).
That means that His
public ministry BEGAN on a shemitta year, at the end of
29-30 A.D., when He was 30 years of age (Luke 3:23).
Taking this and all
the aforementioned information into account, we can
ASCERTAIN that Jesus was born
on Tabernacles of year "0" in the Gregorian calendar,
began His public ministry on
Tabernacles 30 A.D., at 30 years of age, and died
on Passover 34 A.D. (right at HALF the "seven" or HALF
shemitta), EXACTLY as the "70 weeks prophecy" foretold.
That means that the
year 71-72 A.D. following the destruction of the Second
Temple was, indeed, a shemitta.
That means that the
first shemitta or "seven" following the recovery of
biblical Jerusalem by Jews in 1967, was 1968-1969.
And that would mean
that Jesus, as per Daniel 9:25 must return to earth 7
SHEMITTAS LATER on Sukkot 2018.
That also means the
Rapture must take place 3½ years earlier, IN THE SPRING of
THIS year 2015.
We need to keep in
mind that THE ENTIRE YEAR is shemitta.
Since our Gregorian
calendar begins in winter and their agricultural shemitta
cycle begins in the fall, shemittas will always run from
one Gregorian year to the next.
Thus, we cannot say,
for instance, that 2010 was shemitta but rather 2010-2011
(the WHOLE year, from Sukkot to Sukkot was shemitta).
I've made a chart of
the shemitta and Jubilee years, from about 1000 B.C. to the
present, that can be viewed on the top left of this page.
Hold on... I'm not
MONDAY, JANUARY 26,
GIVE IT A REST:
PINPOINTING THE SHEMITTA
Daniel 9:25 DOES NOT
SAY "49 years", it says "7 weeks" or, more precisely, "seven
Of course, the 7 weeks
add up to 49 years. But they
refer to agricultural shemitta cycles (2 Chronicles
36:21) during which God commanded TOTAL REST for the land
I've always KNOWN THAT
-- and SAID THAT -- ever since the Second Coming message
was posted, right below this daily message, on January 2,
KNOWING WHEN the recent
shemitta cycles began and ended is, therefore, CRUCIAL to
the accuracy of any end-time timeline.
The question that has
dogged me for the past 5 years is: IN
WHAT YEAR, AFTER Jews recovered Jerusalem in 1967, DID
THE FIRST SHEMITTA CYCLE BEGIN?
Did it begin in 1967?
Did it begin sometime AFTER? If so, EXACTLY WHEN?
I'd been looking for
THAT answer FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS.
I'd consulted the
Talmud, all kinds of Jewish encyclopedias, and other
references, asked various rabbis and Karaite Jews, and had
gotten many different conjectures.
I couldn't get a
clear, CONVINCING, BIBLICAL, answer FROM ANYBODY.
There was also the
question as to WHEN, in a given year, does the shemitta
cycle begin, in the spring or the fall.
That makes A HUGE
difference because the Second Coming, per the 70 weeks
prophecy, MUST take place AT THE END OF a 7-YEAR shemitta
cycle (Daniel 9:24-25).
Yet I couldn't even
get a straight answer, let alone CONSENSUS, on that.
We know that Scripture
REQUIRES the Second Coming to take place on a MAJOR Feast,
but there are major Feasts in both the spring and fall.
that critical detail, it could be either one.
Jews DIFFER AMONG
THEMSELVES on such issues.
Not to mention that
Jews have screwed up their own calendar in so many ways
that, in order to get an accurate understanding of what God
said in that prophecy, it must first be "UNSCREWED".
Since I couldn't get a
definitive answer from anyone, I've had to go ON THE ASSUMPTION,
for the past 5 years, that the beginning of the shemitta
cycle (and, therefore, of the 7 weeks) was sometime in
1967, when the "word" to "return and build" biblical
Jerusalem was given.
After all, Scripture
does say "FROM THE WORD
TO RETURN AND BUILD Jerusalem to Messiah Prince shall
be seven sevens" (Daniel 9:25).
And "the word",
without any doubt, was given in '67.
That ASSUMPTION seemed
to be corroborated by TWO things:
1. That 50 years (a
Jubilee) earlier, in 1917, Jerusalem was liberated from the
Ottoman Empire by the British.
2. That the 69 weeks
that led to Jesus' First Coming began ON THE SAME YEAR that
Artaxerxes gave the FIRST "word" to return and build.
To make matters worse,
and even MORE CONFUSING, the Book of Nehemiah specifically
states Artaxerxes gave the order IN THE MONTH OF AVIV
What a mess !
But what mortals were
unable to answer, Wonderful Jesus and His Most Holy Spirit
unscrambled and answered WITH THE BIBLE.
How TOTALLY PRECIOUS
is His Holy Word!
What FINALLY did the
trick for me was when the Holy Spirit pointed out that
Jesus repeatedly connects the Rapture and Second Coming TO
THE HARVESTS in Israel, both in the Gospels and the Book of
He also pointed out
that Jesus' public ministry had
to begin on a shemitta.
He then led me to a
particular Scripture that
SETTLED THE QUESTION, ONCE AND FOR ALL.
When the right year
for the shemitta is ascertained -- as
well as the correct portion of the year that the shemitta
cycle begins -- EVERYTHING ELSE clicks to perfection,
including ALL "the numbers".
shortly after the Lord gave me this revelation, the Israeli
government BOLDLY PROCLAIMED the shemitta to be from fall
2014 to fall 2015.
Now EACH AND EVERY
DETAIL given in Scripture FITS PERFECTLY.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25,
emphasize that the Hebrew calendar is lunar and consists of
only 360 days. I've been guilty of this myself.
On most years that is
Hebrew calendar is actually lunisolar.
Jews add A LEAP MONTH (Adar
I) every two or three years to compensate for the
approximate 11-day deficit between their calendar and the
year AVERAGES OUT to virtually the same number of days as
the solar 365-day calendar.
Although the Bible
doesn't specifically mention this, if they had NOT ADDED
the leap month since ancient times, their spring Feasts
(Passover, etc.) would have eventually been celebrated in
360-day calculation works fairly well with SHORT periods of
time (like the 3½ year trib), but DOES
NOT WORK as well over LONG periods of time.
And the "70 weeks"
prophecy is A LONG PERIOD OF TIME, 490
YEARS TO BE EXACT.
Truth is: The
B.C. calendar is OFF by 4 years.
That's why some
scholars place Jesus' Birth around
If the Gregorian
calendar is based on Jesus'
birth -- how could it be OFF by SO MUCH?
I mean, 4-6
Its predecessor, the
Julian calendar, was only off
by 11 days.
They would have been
better off keeping the Julian calendar!!!
there's a 4-year deficit. It's PART OF how
they INTENTIONALLY screwed up THEIR OWN calendar (which
is ALSO missing somewhere between 122 and 165 years) in
order to OBSCURE the 70 weeks prophecy which points to
I always wondered how
Josephus, who's SO ACCURATE about everything else, said
that Herod died in 4 B.C. right after a lunar eclipse that
took place shortly before Passover (Antiquities,
Book 17, Chapter 6 Paragraph 4).
We know the modern
(Gregorian) calendar is DIVIDED into B.C. and A.D. based on
Jesus' birth, and we know
from the Gospels that Herod died some time AFTER Jesus was
Problem is, Josephus
wrote late in the first
century A.D. (around the same year John wrote the
Being Jewish, he would
have based his dates on Jewish reckoning of time and, by
then, they'd ALREADY DOCTORED THEIR OWN CALENDAR ON PURPOSE
TO MAKE IT APPEAR "IMPOSSIBLE" FOR JESUS TO HAVE FULFILLED
Bottom line: Jesus
was really born in the fall of year "0" (actually 1 B.C.,
since there's NO REAL "year 0") and Herod died shortly
after in spring 1 A.D.
1 A.D. - 4 = 3 A.D. -
1 (since there's no real "year 0") = 4 B.C. as Josephus
But because by the end
of the first century Jews had CUT OFF FOUR YEARS FROM THEIR
OWN CALENDAR, it was recorded by Josephus -- late in the
first century A.D. (A WHOLE CENTURY LATER) -- as 4 B.C.
which is "THEIR" date.
The Jewish leadership
of the day (chief priests, Pharisees, Sadducees) REFUSED TO
ACCEPT Jesus as the Messiah.
Therefore, after His
Resurrection THEY PLOTTED TO ALTER THE CALENDAR to make it
APPEAR as though He didn't
fulfill Daniel's 70-week prophecy which called for Him to
APPEAR in 30 A.D., 483 years AFTER Artaxerxes' decree to
"return and build" Jerusalem.
PROOF that THEY KNOW
this: in 1996 Israel CELEBRATED "Jerusalem 3000", marking
the 3,000th anniversary of its founding as Israel's capital
by King David which took place in 1,000 B.C.
If their dates are
accurate, then why not wait 'til the year 2,000 to
celebrate it? Why were they celebrating it 4 YEARS EARLIER?
Because, although they
won't openly talk about it, THEY KNOW WHAT THEIR RELIGIOUS
So here's HOW IT WENT
DOWN, and you can see the
STUNNING ACCURACY of God's prophecy given through Gabriel
Since 4 B.C. is really
year zero, if we SUBTRACT (backtrack) 4 years TO BEGIN
COUNTING, it fits to a "T":
"From the word
(decree) to return and build Jerusalem to Messiah Prince
shall be 7 sevens and 62 sevens" (Daniel 9:25).
The 7 + 62 sevens
equal 69 sevens or 483 years.
Artaxerxes gave the
decree NOT IN Aviv 445 B.C., but actually in
SPRING (Aviv-Nisan) 449 B.C.
483- 449* = 34 - 4 =
30 A.D., in the fall,
is when Jesus (Messiah Prince) began His public ministry in
PRECISE fulfillment of this prophecy.
The 70 weeks prophecy also
calls for Messiah Prince to DIE for the sins of others at
486½, in the "middle of" the FINAL (70th week) (Daniel
9:27) thus putting an end to daily offerings (korbanot).
486.5 - 449* = 38.5 -
4 = 33.5
33 full years + ½ a
year would take us to spring
34 A.D. (Passover) when Jesus died in PRECISE and AWESOME
fulfillment of this amazing prophecy)
begins in the fall)
Jesus appeared (His
public ministry began): 483 years from the first shemitta
after the decree "to return and build Jerusalem", EXACTLY
Jesus died in spring 34
A.D. after 3½ years of public ministry, right
smack in the "middle of the 70th week" (as stated in Daniel
9:27) thus putting an end to sacrifices and offerings.
EXACTLY 486½ years
from Artaxerxes' decree: EXACTLY AS PROPHESIED in Daniel
Is God's Word amazing,
Is Jesus God and Messiah, or
what? Praise His glorious Name!
Now Luke 3:1-3 says
that John the Baptist began his ministry in
the 15th year of Tiberius' reign.
And we know that Jesus
began His public ministry shortly
Tiberius' reign began
on September 18, 14 A.D. The
15th year of his reign, therefore, would have been from
September of 29 A.D. to September of 30 A.D.
John the Baptist,
therefore, began his ministry in
the spring of 30 A.D. And Jesus began His ministry some
6 months later in the fall of
the same year (on Tabernacles) exactly as Luke says,
and PRECISELY at the END OF
69 shemittas from 449 B.C., exactly as prophesied in Daniel
So you see how EVERYTHING about
this prophecy fits Jesus
We are living in
Gregorian 2015. The tribulation should end and Millennium
should start in 2018-19.
Dear God, we're at the
SECOND PHASE of the 7-week (49-year) portion of this
tremendous prophecy. If Jesus
kept the 483 and 486½ TO THE MONTH, and even TO THE DAY,
won't He also keep THIS small portion?
Even a bunch of
duplicitous religious schemers plotting to OBSCURE the
Truth and AMAZING ACCURACY OF GOD'S WORD CANNOT
KEEP THE TRUTH UNDER WRAPS FOREVER.
I wish the tribulation
didn't have to happen.
THE ONLY THING that will wake some people up.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24,
The menorah is packed
Scripture tells us it
represents the Church (Revelation 1:20).
It represents the
7 Feasts of the Lord: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First
Fruits (Bikkurim), Pentecost, Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur and
Some people say it
depicts the 7-fold attributes
of the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 11:2).
Still others see the 7,000
years allotted for this earth experience, concluding
with the Millennium, each
branch representing 1,000 years.
And I'm sure there are
other theories floating out there...
But there's one
meaning of the 7-branch menorah that has eluded us until
It represents the
"7 sevens" from the time the word is given to return and
build Jerusalem" to Messiah's Second Coming (Daniel
That is why -- when
John is shown, in spirit, the Day of the Lord - THE
FIRST THING he sees are the "7 sevens" or SEVEN menorahs,
each having 7 branches (Revelation 1:10, 12).
The Book of Revelation
is the UNSEALING OF the Book of Daniel (Daniel 12:4, 9;
Revelation 5:1-10; 6:1-12).
Here's CLEAR EVIDENCE,
once again, that the "7
sevens" in Daniel 9:25 lead to the Second Coming of Christ.
Moreover, THE MENORAH
ITSELF specifically represents THE
FINAL "7" or final SHEMITTA (7-year) CYCLE that will lead
to the Second Coming of Messiah, and to the
establishment of His eternal Kingdom on earth. (See
We have, then, the 6
Hallel Psalms (113-118), corresponding to 21st century
years that point to the 2018 Second Coming of Christ.
We have the timeline
in Luke 21:24-32 that says the entire
Tribulation-Rapture-Second Coming scenario will happen
within a generation (approximately 40-50 years) from the
return of Jerusalem to the Jews.
We know that Jews
recovered it in June 1967. That would bring us to
We have the "seven
sevens" in Daniel 9:25 that lead to Messiah Prince.
We have SEVEN 7-branch
menorahs in Revelation 1:10 that represent those "seven
sevens", the 7 shemittas that will bring this age to a
close with Messiah's Second Coming.
And, last but not
least, we have the menorah
itself symbolizing the FINAL shemitta, or final 7 years.
Please note that the 7
branches represent years:
2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and
That means the Second
Coming takes place in 2018.
Note also that the
Hebrew year that runs from 2014-2015 is
the MIDDLE branch (at HALF shemitta) and IT'S
HIGHER THAN THE REST.
It's higher because THIS
IS THE YEAR in which - Lord willing, and by His majestic
Grace - WE GO UP.
Isn't that what
Scripture has taught all along that we "go up" at half
shemitta followed by ANOTHER
HALF shemitta or 3½ years of tribulation, ENDING WITH
(thank God!) the Second Coming of Messiah?
I'm not finished. I
have LOTS more to share.
Hold your questions,
until I'm done.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 23,
AT THE PROPER TIME
"Who then is the
faithful and wise servant, WHOM THE MASTER HAS PUT IN
CHARGE of the servants in his household TO
GIVE THEM THEIR FOOD AT THE PROPER TIME ?
It will be good for
that servant WHOSE MASTER FINDS HIM DOING SO WHEN HE
I tell you, HE WILL PUT HIM IN CHARGE OF ALL HIS
POSSESSIONS" (Matthew 24:45-47).
Some of our readers
forget that SATAN READS AND
HEARS EVERYTHING we say.
Did you ever stop to
think that God MAY NOT WANT
HIM TO KNOW CERTAIN THINGS?
When I CATEGORICALLY
stated that the Rapture would not happen in 2014 and that
more info will be forthcoming, AS
THE SPIRIT LEADS,TO WHAT do you think I was referring?
Do you think I just
said that to tease you?
...When my whole life
is devoted to serving Jesus
Do you think it's just
to be secretive, when this ministry is known for its
openness and straightforwardness?
"To EVERYTHING there is a
season and A TIME to EVERY
PURPOSE under heaven" (Ecclesiastes 3:1).
I was VERY CLEAR on
April 30, 2014 that the Rapture would not take place in
2014, and that MORE SPECIFIC information would follow at
the appropriate time:
We also published a
message on April 15, 2014 (in preparation for all this) about
"the 7th year" that also seems to have gone over most
If you missed it, just
click on 2014 Rapture Update, at
the top left.
I've also said many,
many times that THE CLOSER WE GET TO THE RAPTURE the more
we will know, and the CLEARER WE WOULD SEE because
God SPECIFICALLY TELLS Daniel that eschatology would remain
"sealed" ONLY UNTIL the time of the end (Daniel
Then, and only then, would
it all be UNSEALED and make sense to "the wise", and THEY
WOULD UNDERSTAND (Daniel 12:10).
I can state
CATEGORICALLY, based on Scripture, that
the Rapture will NOT happen on Yom Teruah -- or Tishri 1,
incorrectly known as "Rosh Hashanah"-- as many have taught
and are teaching.
It will happen in
NOT TRY TO GET AHEAD OF ME.
DO NOT jump the gun and
immediately send some email with 15 questions.
Be patient. Pay
All your questions
will be answered AT THE PROPER TIME.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 22,
RAPTURE: THE DAY & THE
When anyone tries to
teach, the APPROXIMATE time of the Rapture, based on
They can COUNT ON some
self-righteous person, full of religion, but far from
Christ, parroting their religious mantra...
"No one knows the day
or the hour..."
"No one knows the day
or the hour..."
"No one knows the day
or the hour..."
These people are
the SAME HYPOCRITES that turn around and Google "rapture
date" or "rapture December 10, 2014"
Last time I checked a
"date" is A SPECIFIC DAY and
SO IS "December 10".
But they MUST BE
right: after all, they're
SATAN ALSO "QUOTED
TO JESUS, NO LESS!
Scripture is valid ONLY when
quoted IN CONTEXT.
Repeat: Scripture is
VALID ONLY when quoted IN
Here's the EXACT QUOTE
from Mark's Gospel:
"But of that day and
that hour KNOWS no man, no,
NOT THE ANGELS who are in heaven, neither the Son, but
Take heed, watch and
pray: for you KNOW NOT when
the time is." (Mark 13:32-33)
Jesus said "NO ONE
KNOWS" (PRESENT TENSE)...
IN CONTEXT, He
referred to individuals in
the FIRST CENTURY A.D.
We're living in
the 21st CENTURY A.D.
Here's WHAT JESUS DIDN'T SAY:
He NEVER SAID:
"NO ONE KNOWS AND
NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW"
Yet that is how His
statement is generally presented by the prophecy
establishment and within evangelical Christianity.
In fact, WHEN
THE RAPTURE finally TAKES PLACE, EVERYONE
in heaven and earth WILL KNOW the PRECISE day and hour.
THE REASON that neither
the human Jesus, nor the angels, NOR ANYONE but the Father
knew BACK IN THE FIRST
CENTURY A.D. IS BECAUSE JESUS
HIMSELF HAD SEALED THAT KNOWLEDGE.
However, He DIDN'T SEAL
SUCH KNOWLEDGE FOREVER.
He SEALED IT ONLY
UNTIL "the time of the end".
He pointedly stated
that, at the time of the end,
KNOWLEDGE OF THESE THINGS WOULD INCREASE, and that "THE
WISE WOULD UNDERSTAND". (Daniel 12:4, 10)
When the Rapture
happens, ALL THE SEALS HAVE
BEEN OPENED, EXCEPT THE 7TH SEAL WHICH IS THE 3½-YEAR
That means that, when
it happens, KNOWLEDGE ABOUT
IT, WILL HAVE BEEN UNSEALED (REVEALED).
We are living, RIGHT
NOW, the FINAL MOMENTS OF the
5th SEAL (Revelation 6:9-11).
The Rapture takes
place when the 6th seal is opened (Revelation 6:12;
Time's almost up....
ARE YOU READY?
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21,
The Hallel Psalms are
They are sung at the
three major pilgrimage Feasts which are Passover, Pentecost
When Jesus and His
disciples celebrated Passover (the Last Supper), we're told
in the Gospels that they "sang the hymn" before leaving the
Upper Room and going to Gethsemane in the Mount of Olives
"The hymn" they sang
was Hallel, or Psalms 113-118.
Just a couple of
highlights from these wonderful Psalms:
Psalm 116:13: "I will
take THE CUP OF SALVATION (yeshuot),
and call upon the name of the LORD".
Can you imagine singing
THAT verse RIGHT AFTER Yeshua had given them THE CUP and
""Drink from it, all
of you; for this is My blood
OF THE (NEW) COVENANT, which is poured out for many for
forgiveness of sins" (Matthew 26:27-28).
The CUP, as per Jewish
custom, would have sealed our Lord's betrothal to His
As Jesus said, it also
represents His most holy and sinless Blood, which
would be ACTUALLY POURED OUT-- to remove ALL sin for ALL
time -- in a matter of HOURS (Hebrews 9:12,26).
What a holy and
significant moment that was!
There's clear evidence
that Psalms 40-99 have prophetic significance in connection
to events that took place in Israel in the 20th century.
And that, crazy as it
may sound, the NUMBER of
certain Psalms CORRESPONDS with events in certain years of
the 20th century:
For instance Psalm
48:1, which would correspond to Gregorian year 1948, says
"great is the Lord and most worthy of praise IN
THE CITY OF our God, His holy mountain".
1948, as you know, was
the year (May 14, 1948 to be exact) when the State of
Israel was born (in what today is modern Jerusalem).
Likewise, Psalm 68
gives an uncanny description of
the aftermath of the Six-Day War, which took place in
It begins with the
wonderful statement "let God ARISE and His
ENEMIES BE SCATTERED".
It was during that war
that Israel recovered East Jerusalem (the Old City),
captured the Golan Heights and the Sinai, ALL OF WHICH ARE
MENTIONED In this Psalm.
It was also THE EVENT
that kicked off the 7-shemitta end-time countdown (Daniel
In similar fashion, Psalms
100-120 appear to relate closely to this 21st century.
If that is the case,
the Hallel Psalms, which are sung at the aforementioned
Feasts, POINT TO ISRAEL'S FINAL REDEMPTION (the Second
COMING of Messiah) and His Millennial Kingdom taking place
EARLY IN THE 21ST CENTURY.
auspicious events would have to take place by 2018,
corresponding with Psalm 118, which is THE FINAL Hallel
Psalm 118, in fact,
gives a wonderful description of Israel's final Redemption,
and of the Messiah's Millennial Kingdom:
"ALL THE NATIONS
(GENTILES) SURROUNDED ME, but in the name of the LORD I CUT
11 THEY SURROUNDED ME ON EVERY SIDE, but
in the name of the LORD I CUT THEM DOWN.
12 THEY SWARMED AROUND
ME LIKE BEES, but they were consumed... in the name of the
LORD I CUT THEM DOWN.
13 I WAS PUSHED BACK
AND ABOUT TO FALL, but the LORD helped me.
14 The LORD is my
strength and my defense; He
has become my salvation (Yeshua)"... "The
stone the builders rejected as become the cornerstone;
23 The LORD has done this,
and it is marvelous in our eyes.
IS THE DAY (THE MILLENNIUM) which the LORD has made; we
will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 LORD, save us!
LORD, grant us success!
is he WHO COMES in the name of the LORD.
You are my God, and I will
you are my God, and I will exalt you.
29 Give thanks to the
LORD, for he is good;
his love endures forever".
Jews, of course, have
their own calendars (the rabbinic and Karaite, which can be
as much as 1-3 days apart).
And one could argue
that the Gregorian calendar DIDN'T EXIST at the time the
Psalms were written, sometime in the 11th century B.C.
the Holy Spirit -- who inspired those Psalms -- in His
Omniscience, KNEW that the Gregorian calendar IS THE
CALENDAR THAT WOULD BE USED IN THE END TIME BY EVERYONE,
They can call it
"B.C.E." and "C.E." all they want, BUT EVERYONE
KNOWS it's based on B.C. (Before Christ) and A.D. (Anno
Domini, or "Year of our Lord").
When Jesus and His
disciples sang that Psalm, at
the Last Supper, He hinted that
it is connected to His Kingdom on earth:
"But I say to you, I
will not drink of this fruit of the vine from
now on UNTIL THAT DAY when I drink it new with you IN MY
FATHER'S KINGDOM."... (Matthew 26:29)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 20,
SO YOU THINK IT'S
One of the reasons
there's so much confusion, misinformation and wrong
teaching on eschatology is people
don't appreciate ALL that is involved.
They find, or think
they've found, some prophetic revelation and JUMP TO
CONCLUSIONS without taking
the time to compare to ALL the other eschatological details
given in Scripture to see whether it really fits the
Just like the REAL
Antichrist must meet EACH AND EVERY BIBLICAL REQUIREMENT TO
PERFECTION (not just a few, to
the total neglect of others), so
must the Tribulation - Rapture - Second Coming scenario
meet an even more daunting number of PRECISE details given
But before we broach
those details, there are multiple calendar issues to
Our calendar is solar, consisting of 365 days
except on leap years, when it's 366.
Their calendar is
lunisolar, with most years lasting an
AVERAGE of 360 days, then every two-three years adding AN
The Hebrew calendar is
missing an uncertain number of years from the Old Testament
century Jewish religious hierarchy excised
5 years from their B.C. calendar ON PURPOSE to obscure
Jesus' amazing fulfillment of the 70-weeks timeline given
in Daniel 9:24-27.
We, however, "gave
them back" one year by adding an imaginary "year zero" to
the Gregorian calendar to divide B.C. from A.D., thus
making it a 4-year deficit.
Our Gregorian calendar
begins on January 1st; the Hebrew calendar begins,
ACCORDING TO GOD, on Aviv 1 (March-April).
However, ACCORDING TO
RABBIS, it begins on Tishri 1 (September-October).
As if that's not
confusing enough, their
7-year agricultural shemitta cycle begins and ends in
Our day begins at
midnight, the biblical day begins in the evening, at
sundown, around 6 PM.
ALL OF THIS has to be
taken into account when figuring eschatological details and
Now let's talk
Scripture, the following must ALL SOMEHOW FIT, logically
and EFFORTLESSLY, into a 3½ year time period:
signs must take place that include the shaking of the
earth and atmospheric heavens, the sun turning black, the
moon red as blood, stars falling, the sky split in the
middle, a dramatic alteration of geography and topography
and, most importantly, the
APPEARING OF JESUS IN THE CLOUDS (Revelation 6:12-16;
2. Believers must be
raptured (Revelation 7:9).
3. The timing of the
Church's catching away must somehow fit Song of Solomon
2:10-13, Joel 2:16, and the Parable of the Fig Tree in
Matthew 24:32; Mark 13:28).
4. Antichrist can't
reappear until the Church is gone (2 Thessalonians 2:6-8).
5. Six trumpet
judgments must take place (Revelation 8:1-:6).
6. Two Witnesses must
prophesy 1,260 days: then be killed, then rise at the end
of 3½ days and ascend visibly to heaven (Revelation 11:3,
7. The Mysterious
woman in Revelation 12 must hide in the desert 1,260 days
(Revelation 12:6, 14).
8. Antichrist must
reappear from the abyss on a major Hebrew Feast or moed (Daniel
9. Antichrist must
reign 42 Hebrew months (Revelation 13:5).
10. Gentiles must, for
the final time, trample Jerusalem for 42 Hebrew months
11. Evening and
morning temple offerings (at least grain offerings and
libations) must be reinstated, AFTER NEARLY 2,000 YEARS,
and then interrupted by Antichrist (Daniel 8:11; 11:31;
12. The third temple
must be built (Revelation 11:1-2).
13. The third temple
must be entered and desecrated by Antichrist (2
14. The abomination of
desolation must stand during 2,300 evening and morning
offerings, which represent 1,150 days (Daniel 8:13-14).
15. The 7th trumpet
MUST BE blown (Revelation 10:7; 11:15-18; 19:11-21).
16. The Second Coming
of Christ, marking THE END OF the tribulation, MUST take
place on a major Jewish Feast or moed (Daniel 8:19;
17. The tribulation's
timing must somehow fit the wine press analogy given in
Isaiah 63:1-6, Revelation 14:17-20 and 19:11-16.
18. All this must take
place BY THE END OF 7 SHEMITTA CYCLES from the word to
return and build Jerusalem given in 1967 (Daniel 9:25).
19. From the time THE
ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION is set up, there must be two
significant periods of 1,290 days and 1,335 days,
respectively (Daniel 12:11-12).
These two periods can
exceed the 3½ years, but not by much.
O.K., big shot ...
I've done the hard
Wanna take a crack at
MONDAY, JANUARY 19,
THE GREAT MULTITUDE
"With this I looked,
and saw A GREAT MULTITUDE,
WHICH NO MAN COULD NUMBER, OF
ALL NATIONS, and tribes, and people, and tongues, STOOD
BEFORE THE THRONE, and before the Lamb, clothed with
white robes, and palms IN
THEIR HANDS" (Revelation 7:9).
WHO IS this great
THAT is the question
that most pre-tribbers answer
incorrectly and post-tribbers
simply CANNOT answer.
establishment has told us for years that they are the
"tribulation martyrs", people who die for their faith
DURING the tribulation.
There are FOUR
MAJOR problems with that FALSE and ILLOGICAL view:
1. That's IMPOSSIBLE.
The multitude APPEARS IN
HEAVEN under THE
6TH SEAL BEFORE tribulation
judgments HAVE even BEGUN.
Tribulation judgments BEGIN
ONLY when the
7TH SEAL is
opened (Revelation 8:1-6).
2. There's NO
INDICATION anywhere that these people have died.
martyrs ARE NOT CAUGHT UP to heaven at all, but ARE
RESURRECTED TO RULE HERE ON
EARTH at the start of the millennium, AFTER
the 7TH SEAL has been opened and THE 7TH TRUMPET has been
is UNDISPUTED (Revelation 20:4).
The multitude appears
in heaven under THE
6TH SEAL, BEFORE the
7th seal is opened and BEFORE any trumpets have been blown.
4. There may be A LOT
of martyrs who die for their newly found faith in Christ
during the tribulation, but a
"multitude that NO ONE can number"?
Give me a break!
The Book of
Revelation gives some pretty
large numbers like 200 MILLION missiles from the Euphrates
(unlike the multitude, they CAN be numbered, Revelation
Even Satan and
Antichrist can't kill THAT
MANY PEOPLE in 42 months.
The 42 months begin under
the 7th seal and 6th trumpet (Revelation
As already noted, the
multitude appears in heaven - IN PHYSICAL BODIES - BEFORE the
42-month reign of Antichrist begins (Revelation 7:9, 16-17;
NO WAY they could have been killed by the Antichrist.
SOULS UNDER THE ALTAR
The other theory often
postulated is that the multitude refers to the "souls under
the altar" mentioned under the 5th seal, and that they are
all the people who have died for their faith in Christ
throughout the centuries.
There are THREE
INSURMOUNTABLE PROBLEMS with that theory:
1. The great
multitude CANNOT be counted
or numbered: The SOULS under the altar, as Scripture
clearly says, CAN BE
NUMBERED (Revelation 6:11).
Therefore, NO WAY can
they be the same group.
2. The SOULS under the
altar are DISEMBODIED SOULS.
The great multitude is
not JUST SOULS. They have
PHYSICAL BODIES, as proven by the fact they can STAND, HAVE
EYES AND HANDS.
And, if they WERE the
souls, which now SUDDENLY appear in heaven in RESURRECTED
BODIES, wouldn't that PROVE
they were RAPTURED ?
Isn't that PRECISELY
what happens at the Rapture? (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17)
3. Revelation 7:14
clearly tell us that this GREAT MULTITUDE, that NO ONE can
number, has "COME OUT OF the
Since they CAME
OUT OF the great tribulation, they
CANNOT BE the Christian martyrs that died PRIOR TO the
Nor CAN they be
"tribulation martyrs", for the reasons already listed above
(the tribulation judgments and reign of Antichrist HAVE NOT
EVEN BEGUN when they appear in heaven).
We have JUST PROVEN --
CONCLUSIVELY and BIBLICALLY -- that the multitude
CANNOT be comprised of martyrs who
died EITHER BEFORE OR DURING the tribulation.
The big question then
WHO are they?
WHAT GROUP OF BELIEVERS COULD
- REALISTICALLY -- comprise a
multitude SO GREAT that it cannot be numbered, and who
appears suddenly before God's Throne in heaven, IN
WHAT GROUP OF BELIEVERS COULD
- REALISTICALLY -- come from EVERY NATION, tribe,
people and tongue?
WHAT GROUP OF BELIEVERS COULD
-- REALISTICALLY --COME
OUT OF THE
GREAT TRIBULATION, and yet NOT
BE tribulation martyrs?
possible answer is:
They are the
Church, the Body of Christ, His spiritual Bride, who is
CAUGHT UP to heaven AS THE TRIBULATION BEGINS, BEFORE any
judgments are poured out on the earth, and BEFORE the
reign of Antichrist.
The Church INCLUDES
those who died in Christ BEFORE the tribulation (the SOULS
under the altar, in the 5th SEAL)...
ALL born-again believers who are ALIVE on earth when
Jesus appears in the clouds...
ALL those on earth who TURN TO HIM WITH ALL THEIR HEARTS,
even in the final moments, when He appears in the clouds with
power and great glory (Joel 2:32).
THAT IS WHY
they CANNOT be counted.
As far as
post-tribbers are concerned, I have only ONE question which
I KNOW -- IN ADVANCE - (glory to Jesus!) that
they CANNOT answer:
If this GREAT,
INNUMERABLE MULTITUDE ISN'T
the Church, then WHO THE
HECK are they?
In chess terms, this
is the equivalent of "CHECK
IRONCLAD, 100% IRREFUTABLE PROOF of the pre-trib
Glory to our Savior!
SUNDAY, JANUARY 18,
THE WEEK IN RETROSPECT
It's been one heck of
The mood shifted from
tragedy to ridiculousness, to irony, to almost comedy.
First we had the
murderous terrorist assault on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, followed
by the terrorist murder of 4 Jewish civilians -- who
weren't bothering anyone -- at a kosher deli.
Then we had the
multinational "show of solidarity" in Paris AGAINST Islamic
TERROR attended by world leaders, including Islamic
TERRORIST Mahmoud Abbas.
The show of
solidarity in which Obama --
and everyone else who's anybody in his Administration -- wanted
While the events in
Paris were awful and tragic, one has to appreciate the
irony that this would happen IN THE VERY COUNTRY whose
leader has boasted in recent days of "a plan" (anti
Israel, of course) to end,
once and for all, the so-called Israeli-Palestinian
Hollande thinks HE CAN OVERRIDE God, and KNOWS MORE than
the Almighty, and HE JUST GOT
SLAPPED WITH a sobering dose of reality:
He THINKS he can solve
the problems in the Middle
East, when it's painfully obvious THAT HE CAN'T SOLVE
the problems IN HIS OWN
He THINKS he can
contain Islamic terrorism by "Palestinians" in Tel Aviv or
Jerusalem, when he CAN'T
CONTROL IT IN PARIS...
That takes us to Pope
I like the Pope. He
has spunk and, to his credit, has shown willingness to
address certain problems in Roman Catholicism that NONE of
his predecessors would touch with a 10-foot pole.
But I have to take
issue with his comments following the brutal ACTS OF TERROR
He said that
there are "limits" to free speech.
That if someone were
to insult his mother, "he can expect a punch".
That such retaliation is
"You cannot provoke.
You cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun
of the faith of others."
Oh, yes, you can...
They've been doing it to
Jews FOR CENTURIES.
And I've never heard
the Vatican DENOUNCE THAT.
He did call the attack
"an aberration" saying that "To kill in the name of God is
However, he ALSO SAID
that if one offended other people's religion, they were
provocateurs and that A RESPONSE -- evidently
(as per his own example) A VIOLENT RESPONSE -- was to be
Will one of the many
intellectual luminaries at the Vatican instruct the
Pontiff on THE MEANING OF
"free speech", please?
FREE SPEECH means that
OTHERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO insult and offend.
Do we ENCOURAGE
THEM to do it?
Were the cartoons crude,
vulgar and insulting?
Were they a
MURDER of the magazine's editor and employees "normal" or
even REMOTELY JUSTIFIED?
There is NOTHING
IN THIS WORLD that "justifies" ACTS OF TERROR.
I don't care WHAT they
published, I don't care WHAT they
said, I don't care HOW
OFFENSIVE it was.
THAT is PART OF THE PRICE ONE
PAYS for the freedom we call "FREEDOM OF SPEECH".
The minute you start
setting "limits", you HAVE NO
Heck, if I went around
shooting people who INSULT AND OFFEND Jesus or the
Christian faith, there'd be
VERY FEW SURVIVORS either in Hollywood or the mainstream
But my favorite part
of this whole sordid week was John Kerry's visit to France
to, supposedly, give people
of Paris a "big hug" from the United States.
After being a no-show at the
After Attorney General
and Obama personal friend and confidante Eric Holder - WHO
HAPPENED TO BE IN PARIS while the march was taking place - was
nowhere to be seen...
After being trounced, even
in the liberal media, for NOT attending...
solution to the inexplicable gaffe?
Bring James Taylor to Paris
to regale Parisians with his rendition of "You've Got a
summer, or fall, all you have to do is call"...
World problems aren't
as daunting as you think.
We don't need to CALL
THINGS BY THEIR REAL NAME and say we're AT WAR WITH Islamic
There's no need to CONFRONT
-- and RESOLUTELY DEFEAT-Islamic terrorism.
There's no need to deal
with failure of leadership, and mind-numbing INCOMPETENCE.
Just have James Taylor
sing a song.
That will solve
SATURDAY, JANUARY 17,
THEY LIKE BONDAGE
The word "religion"
means to re-bind or to place, once again, IN BONDAGE.
No wonder Jesus HATES
religion... (Matthew 23:13-36).
Those in BONDAGE are
It's one thing that
religion has turned millions of people who SHOULD BE FREE
It's another thing to
realize HOW MANY of those
slaves LOVE to live in bondage.
They LIKE being
I know it sounds
I know it
But I promise you it's
VERY COMMON among religious people.
For over 10 years
we've had our 100% BIBLICAL teaching that what religious
people call "tithe", meaning MONEY, IS
Never, in those 10
years, has a pastor or
minister tried to challenge the teaching. NOT ONCE.
KNOW, though they won't admit it openly, that
brainwashed groupies do -- ALL the time.
And each time they
lose, BIG TIME.
There's one person in
particular with whom we corresponded back and forth 5
We quoted Scripture
and PROVED to her what the
real tithe WAS, and that Christians HAVE NEVER tithed.
We thought she'd given
No such luck.
We just heard from her
again, this time offering Genesis 28:22 as "proof" that
Christians should tithe.
This is the passage where
Jacob offers God ONE-TENTH of
all THAT GOD GIVES HIM.
And you wonder where
Jews get their business savvy...
That's like going to a
bank and saying "give me A MILLION DOLLARS, I'll
KEEP THE MILLION, and give you back $100,000".
Except that Jacob
wasn't talking about money but about food, clothes, cattle,
tents, crops, etc.
We pointed out that God
changed Jacob's name to ISRAEL, from whom came ALL THE
Hasn't that been our
teaching for over a decade THAT
ONLY NATURAL ISRAELITES were to tithe (BRING) the tenth
from their cattle, grain and crops TO SUPPLY THE TEMPLE in
And that, since
there's NO TEMPLE today, JEWS
NO LONGER TITHE?
We also pointed out
that the Church DIDN'T exist
So, we got her off our
At least until she
"discovers" Hebrews 7:5-8.
Can't wait for that
This poor woman IS
SO IN BONDAGE that she's been DESPERATELY TRYING -- for
the past 5 MONTHS -- to come up with some "BIBLICAL"
EXCUSE TO JUSTIFY PAYING AN
OBLIGATORY 10% of her INCOME TO THE LYING PREACHER that
taught her that lie in the first place!!!
They won't even
CONSIDER the biblical evidence.
They figure that,
since they "never heard such teaching before" it MUST BE
I guess their
rationale is "if it were
true, I would have heard it from the pulpit".
Guess again, darling.
You'll hear MORE LIES
from most pulpits than you'll hear at the local bar.
taught from pulpits and Kristian TV about
money and giving IS UNBIBLICAL, FALSE, and
THAT'S A FACT.
poor, misguided soul isn't the only one.
She may be one of the
worst cases, but NOT the only one. We hear from BONDAGE
LOVING Kristians ALL THE TIME.
When Scripture has
said FOR 2,000 YEARS THAT "if
the Son HAS SET US FREE, we will be FREE INDEED" (John
Thank you, Jesus!
BLINDLY BELIEVE what we see or hear from the pulpit,
Kristian TV, Kristian books, the internet, YouTube, or
What we MUST BE DOING is
checking to see HOW IT STACKS
UP AGAINST SCRIPTURE.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 16,
THE PIT IS OPEN
In Revelation 9:1-2 we
find the following narrative:
fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven to
the earth: and to him was given the
key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless
pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke
of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened
by reason of the smoke"...
Chances are you've
never heard or read a message about opening the pit, but
you're going to read it here.
Once the tribulation
judgments are underway, the
bottomless pit will be opened.
The opening of THE
ABYSS is a very important event, because of what takes
place ONCE IT'S OPENED:
came out of the smoke locusts on the earth: and to them was
given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the
grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any
tree; BUT ONLY THOSE MEN WHICH DON'T HAVE THE SEAL OF GOD
on their foreheads (EVERYONE BUT the 144,000, Revelation
7:3-4). And to them it was given that THEY SHOULD NOT KILL
THEM, BUT THAT THEY SHOULD BE TORMENTED FIVE MONTHS:
torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he strikes a
man. And in those days SHALL MEN SEEK DEATH, and shall
not find it; and SHALL DESIRE TO DIE, and death
shall flee from them" (Revelation 9:3-6).
Yes, this is REALLY
going to happen.
Hell is located in the
center of the earth, in the midst of the seas (Ezekiel
The pit or abyss is
a compartment of hell, a place very
deep in the sea, and mainly the abode of demons (Luke
The opening of the pit
will result in a huge amount of smoke (and probably ash)
being released, clearly showing it's like a pressure cooker
It'll be as
though the mother of all volcanoes erupted, to the
point that the smoke will
block sunlight and contaminate the air.
I hope many
hyper-environmentalists, who need
to receive Jesus,
are reading this. Take note, Greenpeace.
Those still living on
earth will breathe, literally, AIR FROM HELL, which will
clog and sear their lungs. This
will be followed by the
emergence of millions of demons, who sting like scorpions,
and are permitted to sting everyone, repeatedly, except the
144,000 sealed Israelites.
Verses 7-11 of this
chapter give us a detailed description of the demons, but
forget for a moment what they LOOK like.
They will be allowed
to sting and torment UNSAVED MANKIND for 5 months. The
pain will be so excruciating that men will WANT TO die, but
won't be able to take their own lies, NO MATTER WHAT they
Suicide will be
But the story doesn't
end there. Sometime thereafter, after the 6th trumpet is
blown and ONE THIRD of mankind (close to TWO BILLION
people) die, the Antichrist
will STEP OUT OF THAT OPEN PIT, RESURRECTED FROM THE
DEAD (Revelation 11:7; 13:1;17:8).
He will reintroduce
himself as "defender of mankind" (that's what the name Alexander means), who's
come to "defend" them against a just God, and His just
devastated, agonizing, desperate, UNBELIEVING world will be
all too eager to receive him.
The pit remains open for the
rest of the tribulation.
At the end thereof,
when Jesus returns, Satan himself
will be unceremoniously TOSSED INTO THE ABYSS, and
the PIT WILL once again BE CLOSED (Revelation 20:1-3).
Satan will be SHUT IN THE
ABYSS FOR 1,000 YEARS known as the Millennium.
Not a second too soon.
When the 1,000 years
end, the pit will be reopened and Satan allowed to come out
for A LITTLE WHILE.
all the dead who've gone to hell will be resurrected and
pit (hell) itself will be tossed into the lake of fire for
eternity, along with Satan, whereupon there will be a NEW
heaven and a NEW earth (Revelation
And there you have
it: the destiny of hell.
Hell will be opened,
hell will be closed, then hell will
be NO MORE.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 15,
THE BOOK OF ENOCH
This is one of the
comments often made on various topics.
My usual answer: WHO
The Book of Enoch has
NEVER been considered inspired Scripture either by Jews or
The Book of Enoch says A LOT
OF THINGS, most of them false.
FOR A FACT that it's NOT divinely inspired as IT CONTAINS
MUCH ERROR, and often CONTRADICTS Scripture:
1. For instance, Enoch
2:3 CONTRADICTS the Bible at
it speaks of "rain" falling on the earth, when Scripture
tells us it had never rained
PRIOR TO Noah's flood (Genesis 2:5).
2. Noah lived some 500
years AFTER Enoch (Genesis 5:18).
Yet in Enoch 10:2
Enoch allegedly wrote about
Noah, even though the Bible teaches that Enoch was taken up
to heaven before Noah WAS EVEN BORN (Genesis 5:24-30).
3. The Book of Enoch
was written sometime between the 5th and 2nd century B.C. by
an unknown author.
The REAL Enoch lived and
was raptured some 3,000 YEARS
4. If the book ITSELF BEGINS
WITH A LIE, and ITS VERY
TITLE is A LIE (that's why it's called pseudepigrapha),
FALSELY STATING that it was authored by Enoch, WHAT
CAN YOU EXPECT from its contents?
WHO, ACCORDING TO
Jesus, is THE FATHER OF LIES (and
of LIARS)? (John 8:44).
A few more examples of
false statements and erroneous doctrine in this book:
5. Enoch 7:12 says the
giants were three hundred cubits in stature. That would
make them about 450 feet
6. Enoch 33:1-2 Says Heaven
rests on a foundation that is "on the Eastern
edge of the earth".
7. Enoch 33:3-4 Says
the winds come out of a "portal" at the Northern
edge of the earth.
8. Enoch 38:5-6
Contradicts the divinely inspired Books of Daniel &
Revelation about the Millennial Kingdom of God.
There are many more
errors and inconsistencies, but I've presented enough TO
PROVE - BEYOND ANY DOUBT - that this book ISN'T sacred
The Book of Enoch -
though NOT divinely inspired, and NEVER part of the
biblical canon - is nonetheless useful TO
SCHOLARS (NOT to the average Christian walking down the
street who knows little or nothing about the Bible) to
shed light on Jewish thought and beliefs during or after
In that context, and for
such purpose only, I've briefly quoted from it maybe
three or four times during my ENTIRE ministry.
I've never BASED
DOCTRINE ON the Book of Enoch.
But, wait a minute, DOESN'T
the Epistle of Jude in the New Testament QUOTE FROM the
Book of Enoch? (Jude 1:14)
Some have made that
INCORRECT assumption because Jude
QUOTES Enoch HIMSELF, NOT the book entitled "Book of
Again, Jude quotes
ENOCH (the man) himself, NOT the
book FALSELY attributed to him.
The fact the Book of
Jude and the so-called Book of Enoch share
ONE passage, and differ IN EVERYTHING else, DOES NOT MEAN Jude
quoted THE BOOK of Enoch.
Jude probably quoted a
statement made by the REAL Enoch, which was passed down
through Hebrew oral tradition.
We know that oral
tradition, MOST of the time, is false.
But there are SOME
instances when it's true.
Jude was Jesus' half
brother and probably heard
Enoch's true statement from Jesus Himself who, by the
Spirit of God, quoted THE REAL Enoch CORRECTLY, NOT the
book falsely called by Enoch's name.
In fact, there's
a discrepancy between the way this passage appears in Enoch
to the way it's presented in Jude:
In Enoch it says that
God comes with "thousands of His ANGELS".
In the divinely
inspired Epistle of Jude it says He comes with
"thousands of His SAINTS".
Those who rely on the
Book of Enoch to "make their case", ONLY
DO SO because THEY CANNOT MAKE IT WITH THE BIBLE.
ONLY REASON ANYONE would resort to the UNBIBLICAL Book of
Enoch to make a point, is because
they CAN'T MAKE IT WITH THE BIBLE.
Now, that I've
answered your questions, I have a few questions of my own
for "Book of Enoch" Christians:
WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU
DOING reading and quoting the Book of Enoch WHEN
YOU DON'T KNOW THE GOSPELS?
WHY do you devote time and
attention to that fictitious fantasy, when YOU DON'T KNOW
THE NEW TESTAMENT?
couldn't quote THE REAL BIBLE IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON
Your PRIORITIES, it
seems, are TOTALLY out of whack.
HOW can you quote the
Book of Enoch WHEN YOU CAN'T
QUOTE Matthew, Mark, Luke or John?
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14,
WHAT SAINTS ?
"And he (Antichrist)
shall speak great words against the most High, and shall
wear out THE SAINTS of the most High, and think to change
times and laws: and THEY SHALL BE GIVEN INTO HIS HAND until
a time and times and the dividing of time" (Daniel 7:25,
"He (Antichrist) was
given power to make war against THE SAINTS and TO CONQUER
THEM. And he was given authority over every tribe, people,
language and nation" (Revelation 13:7, NIV).
Will the Church go
thru the tribulation JUDGMENTS? NO.
The word "church" or
"churches" appears 19 TIMES
in the first three chapters of Revelation, BEFORE the
In Revelation 7:9, she
appears SUDDENLY in heaven, as an innumerable multitude
which has been raptured BEFORE the tribulation judgments
begin in chapter 8, verses 1-6.
The Church is
raptured UNDER THE 6TH SEAL. The
tribulation JUDGMENTS are poured out when THE
7TH SEAL is opened.
The Church is conspicuously
ABSENT from all the tribulation chapters.
The word "church" is
NOT EVEN MENTIONED ANYWHERE in chapters 4-19 of Revelation.
You DON'T find THE
CHURCH ANYWHERE on earth AT ANY TIME, DURING the
tribulation and reign of Antichrist.
Who, then, are "THE
SAINTS" mentioned in these verses?
WHAT SAINTS does
Antichrist war against, conquer, and "wear out"?
"Saints" aren't JUST
Christians. There were saints in the Old Testament, BEFORE
there were ANY Christians (before Jesus appeared, died and
2 Chronicles 6:41; Job
15:14; Psalms 16:3; 30:3; 106:16; Proverbs 2:8 are just a
few examples of this.
Many of those Old
Testament saints received Jesus as Lord and God when He
spent THREE DAYS AND NIGHTS in the center of the earth, rose
from the dead themselves, and were taken to heaven by Him,
AFTER His Resurrection (Matthew 27:52; Ephesians
The word "saint" (kadosh or kodesh in
Hebrew and hagios in Greek) simply means one who is
CONSECRATED, SET APART or
SEPARATED, unto the Lord.
ones) who ALREADY ARE saved
are taken to heaven at the Rapture, and BEFORE the
tribulation judgments begin.
the reign of Antichrist many people will come to faith in
Christ (Revelation 14:6, 13).
When they do, they
Well, to whom is
Revelation 12:17 referring when it says:
"And the dragon was
angry with the woman, and WENT TO MAKE WAR WITH THE REMNANT
OF HER OFFSPRING, WHO KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD, and
HAVE THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST".
It's referring to
natural Israelites, since they
are THE ONLY ONES to whom "the commandments of God" were
given and they HAVE THE WITNESS (testimony) of Jesus (Matthew
What that verse
DOESN'T SAY is that they have "THE
FAITH OF" Jesus.
If they had saving faith,
they would have left with the Church under the 6th seal and
WOULD NOT BE ON EARTH SUFFERING SATAN'S AND ANTICHRIST'S
descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Israel have
always been God's saints, or His Special People, chosen by
and SEPARATED UNTO God.
The saints that will
be given into the Antichrist's hand are natural Jews who
will turn to Jesus when they see Him coming in the clouds
to rapture His Church (Matthew 24:30; Revelation 12:6,
They're also Gentiles
who turn to Christ during the three and a half year reign
of Antichrist (Revelation 14:6).
BECOME saints through faith in Jesus Christ during the
tribulation will be saved; however many of them will be
persecuted and beheaded for their faith ([Revelation 20:4).
They are resurrected
after the Second Coming of Christ to rule and reign with
Him on the earth.
They are NOT, repeat,
NOT the Church.
That's why during the
tribulation you'll find "saints" (SEPARATED ones) both
in heaven (Revelation 8:3; 15:2)) and
on earth (Revelation 13:10; 14:12, 14-16).
EVERYONE in the Body of
Christ (Church) is a saint.
Those who are saved
during the tribulation BECOME
saints AFTER the Church is gone.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 13,
THE PRICE OF BEING JEW
Recent events in Paris
are only the tip of the iceberg.
The Western World has
been asleep too long, and now that it's being SO RUDELY
awakened, it finds itself in a quandary.
By allowing SO MUCH
Muslim immigration - more appropriately called INFILTRATION
- into Western nations and society, they have made
containment of terrorism a monumental and nearly impossible
The situation is bound
to get MUCH worse before it gets better.
As usual, NO
ONE becomes a bigger target, or pays a higher price, than
offensive Mohammed cartoons as "the reason" for their
murderous attack on Charlie Hebdo.
about the four Jews TAKEN HOSTAGE and killed at the Paris
They WEREN'T "offending"
They WEREN'T publishing
cartoons about Mohammed.
They were just going
about their business like any other ordinary citizen.
killed FOR ONE REASON - AND ONE REASON ONLY:
Just like those
athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics got murdered JUST
for being Jews.
Just like a bunch of
PEDESTRIANS, including a baby girl, minding their own
business and waiting for public transportation, had a
vehicle rammed into them, killing the baby girl, killing
many others, and injuring several more, JUST
for being Jews.
like three young men Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and and
Eyal Yifrach were ambushed, captured and murdered JUST
for being Jews.
Just like 11-year
old Ayalah Shapira got firebombed about two weeks ago,
nearly killed, and badly burned, while she rode in a car
with her father, JUST for
Just like SO
MANY OTHERS, through the years, have been murdered and
suffered horrible deaths JUST
for being Jews.
Just like 6
MILLION HUMAN BEINGS got killed during the Holocaust JUST
for being Jews.
In Matthew 24:8-9
Jesus told His fellow Jews:
"All these are THE
BEGINNING OF sorrows.
Then (when the
"sorrows" or tribulation begins) SHALL
THEY DELIVER YOU UP TO BE AFFLICTED, AND SHALL KILL YOU:
and YOU SHALL BE HATED OF ALL NATIONS (gentiles) for my
Why will Jews be hated by ALL
JUST for being Jews.
There will be NO
CHRISTIANS around. Every gentile
remaining on earth will be UNSAVED, because he or she
REJECTED Christ, EVEN WHEN they saw Him coming in the
clouds in power and GREAT GLORY.
And they will
hate Jews BECAUSE OF Jesus.
CAME FROM the tribe of Judah.
And because they HATE
Jesus, they DON'T WANT Jesus to establish His Kingdom on
earth and rule over them.
If you're Jewish, you
Jesus INTO YOUR HEART as God, Savior and Messiah and be
taken to heaven BEFORE all hell breaks forth on earth.
If you remain on
earth, the next 3½-4 years will be THE WORST time you've
Either way, KNOW that
your Messiah and Savior - because
He is FAITHFUL and He is ALMIGHTY God -will RAISE ALL OF
Israel's victims from the dead, and resettle you in the
Land that He gave to your patriarchs as eternal possession.
MONDAY, JANUARY 12,
LET'S TALK TURKEY
"The beast that you
saw WAS, AND IS NOT; and shall
ASCEND OUT OF THE BOTTOMLESS PIT, and go into
perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder,
whose names were not written in the book of life from the
foundation of the world, WHEN
THEY SEE THE BEAST THAT WAS, AND IS NOT, AND YET IS.
And here is the mind
which has wisdom: THE SEVEN HEADS... ARE SEVEN KINGS: five
are fallen, and one is, and THE OTHER IS NOT YET COME; AND
WHEN HE COMES, HE MUST CONTINUE A SHORT TIME.
And THE BEAST THAT
WAS, AND IS NOT, even he is the eighth, and IS OF THE
seven, and goes into perdition." (Revelation 17:8-11)
The latest fad in the
world of eschatological FICTION is that Turkey is the 7th
kingdom mentioned in this passage of Scripture and that the
Antichrist will be Turk.
99% of Turkey's
population being Islamic Sunni, this of course fits
conveniently with other recent prophetic fantasies that
call for an Islamic Antichrist and Islamic world rule.
If you've followed
this ministry for any length of time, YOU
KNOW that there is NO Islamic Antichrist, and NO Islamic
world domination, ANYWHERE in the Bible.
do have today is widespread ISLAMIC TERRORISM. Those are
TOTALLY DIFFERENT things.
Here's a perfect
example of the foolishness of
overemphasizing A PORTION of Scripture, TO THE TOTAL
NEGLECT of other portions.
If a theory DOES NOT
FIT EACH AND EVERY DETAIL of
But doesn't verse 10
say that, of the 7 kings, "5 have fallen", one IS (5 +1 =
6) and that the 7th is "yet to come"?
And if this was
written in the first century, and it says that "one is", wouldn't
that one (the 6th kingdom) be the Roman Empire?
And didn't the Ottoman
Empire, based in Turkey, COME
AFTER the Roman Empire?
So, doesn't that make
the Ottoman Empire THE 7TH KINGDOM mentioned in this
Here are THE DETAILS
that prophecy dingbats OVERLOOK:
1. Verse 10 tells us
that the 7th kingdom, when it
comes, must remain only "a little while", or a "short
The Ottoman Empire
lasted from 1299-1923 A.D.
years, or 6¼ centuries.
I hardly call that "a
In fact, as we can see
below, it OUTLASTED all the
empires THAT ARE MENTIONED in this prophecy:
1. Egypt 1077-550 BC =
2. Assyria 912-612 BC
= 300 years
3. Babylon 605 - 539
BC = 66 years
4. Persia 550-330 BC =
5. Greece 338-323 BC =
6. Rome 27 BC - 476 AD
= 450 YEARS
Ottoman Empire, which lasted WELL OVER SIX CENTURIES CANNOT
BE what is described in verse ten as lasting "a little
By contrast, the
future 3½-year reign of Antichrist, fits the "little
while" requirement TO PERFECTION (Revelation 13:5).
Matter of fact, WE
KNOW - beyond dispute - that this is the correct
interpretation because Revelation 12:12 tells us that
-- when Satan is cast out of heaven and to the earth -- he
KNOWS he has "a little while".
The VERY NEXT thing he
does is bring the beast
(Antichrist) OUT OF THE ABYSS to rule for "a little while",
or 3½ years (Revelation 13:1,5).
This description, ALONE,
PROVES that it's IMPOSSIBLE for this to refer to the
ANOTHER KEY DETAIL that UTTERLY DISQUALIFIES the Ottomans:
"And THE BEAST THAT
WAS, AND IS NOT, even he is the eighth, and IS OF THE
seven, and goes into perdition."
This verse, along with
Revelation 17:8 both clearly establish THREE TIMES that the
beast "WAS and IS NOT".
This means, IN
CONTEXT, that IN THE FIRST
CENTURY - when the Book of Revelation was written - this
individual (and his kingdom) HAD ALREADY LIVED but was NO
"he" is, HE HAD TO HAVE LIVED
AND DIED PRIOR TO the first century A.D.
NEVER A WORLD KINGDOM PRIOR TO THE FIRST CENTURY A.D.
As noted above, Turkey
became a world empire -- FOR
THE FIRST and ONLY time -- in 1299 A.D.
centuries AFTER the first century A.D.
IS UTTERLY IMPOSSIBLE for the Ottoman Empire to be the 7th
kingdom mentioned in this prophecy.
For the same reason, IT'S
UTTERLY IMPOSSIBLE for the Antichrist to be from Turkey.
PERIOD. End of story.
issues this sober warning:
"I WARN EVERYONE who
hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If
anyone ADDS ANYTHING TO THEM, God WILL ADD TO THAT PERSON
THE PLAGUES DESCRIBED IN THIS SCROLL.
ANYONE TAKES WORDS AWAY from this scroll of prophecy, God
WILL TAKE AWAY FROM THAT PERSON ANY SHARE IN THE TREE OF
LIFE and in the Holy City, which are described in this
Those are Jesus'
words, NOT MINE.
means what He says.
presumptuously posts some dumb video on YouTube OR WRITES A
STUPID BOOK claiming that
"Revelation says" SOMETHING IT DOES NOT SAY AT ALL, I'd
take some time to heed and meditate Jesus' warning.
If you've already
engaged in such foolishness, REPENT,
ask the Lord's forgiveness, and DON'T DO IT AGAIN.
Bible prophecy ISN'T
a game. It's THE WORD OF
It's DEAD serious.
Those who IGNORE
Jesus will be IGNORED by
SUNDAY, JANUARY 11,
TWO WOMEN IN
Revelation is a Book
We have the
personification of Divine Love and Righteousness in Christ, and the
embodiment of hate and evil in Antichrist.
We have the
born-again Church basking in heavenly glory, while unregenerate
humans - religious and non-religious alike - wither, suffer
and perish on earth under truckloads of unceasing
And we have TWO WOMEN who
are as different as night and day:
The FIRST woman is
portrayed in Revelation chapter 12 as being radiant,
clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet, and CROWNED
with 12 stars.
The SECOND woman is
portrayed in Revelation chapters 17 and 18 as
A HARLOT, and mother of ALL ABOMINATIONS on earth.
The FIRST woman gives
birth to "a male Child", the Body of Christ, which
is immediately caught up (raptured, same Greek word) to
God and His Throne.
As God foretold in
Genesis 3:15, THERE'S ENMITY BETWEEN the woman and Satan, between
his seed (Antichrist) and her
seed (THE Christ).
Her seed is
both spiritual (the Church) and
physical which is natural Israel.
Once Satan is evicted
from heaven by Michael and hurled unto the earth where he
can no longer accuse the woman's spiritual seed, he
sets his sights on her natural offspring, who were left
behind on the earth (Revelation 12:13-17).
What her natural
offspring goes through for 3½ years is
somewhat reminiscent of the Exodus from Egypt:
A. They flee
into the wilderness (Matthew 24:15).
B. They are
carried off on "eagles' wings" into the desert (Exodus
19:4; Revelation 12:14).
C. As Pharaoh pursued
them, in order to destroy them, they
are persecuted by Satan and Antichrist who try to destroy
D. In both cases, they
are SUPERNATURALLY delivered
from perishing by water (crossing the Red Sea in
Exodus, and the flood Satan will send to sweep them away in
While Israelites and
God's saints are being viciously persecuted, the
harlot pretends not to notice.
That's not surprising
since she's also depicted as "being
drunk" with the blood of Jesus' saints and prophets (Revelation
That brings us to the
second woman in Revelation, depicted in chapters 17 and
18 as a harlot who actually "rides" the Antichrist.
He carries her on his back
for most of the tribulation, then suddenly turns against
her and destroys her, wiping her off the map.
This great whore,
given entirely to lust and carnal pleasures, has
a long history of spiritual fornication and an equally long
record of abominations which fill the golden cup she
proudly holds in her hand.
clearly identifies her as the
city of Rome.
anything or anyone connected to Rome,will be destroyed through
the Antichrist and his 10-king coalition.
But, ultimately, as
Revelation 17:16-17 makes abundantly clear, its
destruction will happen by Divine Decree.
God Himself has "put
it in their hearts to fulfill His purpose", and to hate
the whore and burn her with
In contrast to
Jerusalem, over which Jesus
wept (Luke 19:41-44) foreseeing its destruction at the
hands of this wicked harlot, Revelation 19:1-4 records the
heavenly reaction at the harlot's destruction:
All of heaven praises
God for His righteous judgment, with not one, not two, but THREE
The harlot will be
destroyed NEVER TO RISE AGAIN (Revelation 18:21).
And all the writers
and poets that, contrary to
God's Word, have called Rome "the ETERNAL city" will
end up looking like fools.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 10,
I know you
CLAIM TO "observe the Law" but Jesus
said NO ONE - besides Him - has ever kept it (Matthew
5:17; John 7:19).
I know you
CLAIM TO "observe the 10 Commandments", but James said if
you break JUST ONE - in your entire life - you become
GUILTY of BREAKING ALL 613 OF THEM (James 2:8-10).
I know you
CLAIM TO "observe the Sabbath", but Paul says the
24 hour Sabbath (Saturday) IS ONLY A SHADOW of the REAL
Sabbath, who is Jesus (Colossians 2:16-17; Matthew
I know you're
"HOLIER than Jesus" because you
CLAIM TO "keep" the 24-hour Sabbath, while He BROKE IT (John
I know you
CLAIM TO "observe the dietary laws of Leviticus chapter
11", but Jesus said "IT'S NOT
WHAT GOES INTO a man that defiles him, but WHAT
COMES OUT" (Matthew 15:11; Mark 7:15).
I know you
CLAIM TO "tithe", but in fact you
DO NOT and CANNOT, since the tithe, ACCORDING TO GOD, was
not money but cattle, grain, and herbs BROUGHT TO THE
TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM (Leviticus 27:30-32, Deuteronomy
12:17; 14:22-23; 2 Chronicles 31:5-6; Nehemiah 10:37,
13:5,12; Malachi 3:10; Matthew 23:23; Luke 11:42).
I know you
THINK that you're SUPERIOR for DOING these things, but
Jesus said that many would come to Him and say "DIDN'T
WE DO (this or that) in
your Name" and He will reply: "Depart
from me. I NEVER KNEW YOU" (Matthew 7:22-23).
You may look down your
noses at regular sinners and accuse them of being immoral,
thieves, nonreligious, and disobedient but,
according to Jesus, they stand A BETTER CHANCE of being
justified than you (Luke 18:9-14).
You, according to the
Savior "strain out a gnat but SWALLOW A CAMEL" (Matthew
to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For YOU CLEAN
THE OUTSIDE of the cup... but
INSIDE YOU ARE FULL OF GREED AND UNCONTROLLED LUST.
Blind Pharisee! FIRST
CLEAN THE INSIDE of the cup... AND
THEN THE OUTSIDE WILL BE CLEAN ALSO." (Matthew
Your ONLY CHANCE of being
saved is to change your attitude, repent,
invite Jesus to enter your innermost self, and ask Jesus to
CHANGE YOUR HEART.
It's falling on your
face - like a SINFUL publican -
HUMBLING YOURSELF before the Messiah, and saying (Luke
mercy on me, A SINNER".
FRIDAY, JANUARY 9,
NO LONGER EXTREMISTS
It's no secret that,
especially since 9/11, journalists
and politicians have bent over backwards in their
hypocritical attempt to convince their audiences that Islam
is a "religion of peace".
HOW can it be a "religion
of peace" when they BUTCHER Christians, Jews, and even
HOW can an
evil religion that sponsors TERRORISM, SUICIDE BOMBERS,
TORTURE and BEHEADINGS be a
"religion of peace"?
They are A
RELIGION OF HATE AND PURE EVIL.
WHERE are all the
upheavals and MULTIPLE acts
of terror going on - on a
DAILY basis? In Scandinavia? In Japan? In South
No. In Iraq, Syria,
Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Afghanistan, Algeria, Nigeria,
ALL THESE NATIONS have in common?
The religion of Islam.
What about acts
of terror committed elsewhere, like the one that just
took place in Paris?
Or another recent one
Or the multiple
stabbings,ramming of vehicles into pedestrians, and
firebombs that have taken place recently in Israel?
beheading of innocent journalists and social workers PROUDLY
DISPLAYED on YouTube and other social media for all to see?
WHO IS behind these
Are they Buddhists?
Zoroastrians? Hindus? Christians?
They are ALL
And, by the way, WHERE'S
THE OUTCRY from THE LEADERS of this "religion of peace"
DENOUNCING AND OPPOSING SUCH brutal atrocities?
Since the media's been SO
KIND to them, WHY AREN'T THEY ALL OVER the media saying
"hey, STOP IT, we're a religion OF PEACE!"
So, here's a NEWSFLASH
for all dishonest politicians and biased "journalists":
Your branding them "extremists"
NOBODY'S buying that load
These people aren't
implies that they are "the exception", just a few religious
loons on the fringe, and that MOST Muslims are peace
In fact MOST
Muslims feel and act, or WOULD ACT - given the
opportunity - EXACTLY AS
In fact MOST Muslims ARE
If MOST Muslims HAD
THE OPPORTUNITY to MURDER people of other faiths, or those
of another Muslim sect, THEY
WOULD DO SO at the drop of a hat, without any remorse,
BELIEVING THAT IT WOULD EARN THEM A PLACE IN HEAVEN!
Dear God, even if we
believed that nonsensical fairy tale, IT
WOULD STOP BEING "HEAVEN" the moment one of these monsters
perspective, it's THE VERY
FEW Muslims who want peace and coexistence with other
ethnicities, who are
Face it, media: Islam
and terror go hand in hand.
For Muslims terror
is NOT some act of desperation, carried out as a "last
TO murder, torture, rape, destroy and SUBJUGATE.
THAT is their GOAL.
It's their MODUS
It's what Islam is
THURSDAY, JANUARY 8,
THE FIG TREE - PART
"Now learn the parable of the
fig tree; WHEN ITS BRANCH IS YET TENDER, AND IT
PUTS FORTH LEAVES, YOU
KNOW THAT SUMMER IS NEAR: So
likewise, WHEN YOU SEE ALL THESE THINGS, KNOW THAT IT IS
NEAR, even AT THE DOORS"(Matthew 24:32-33).
There's been much
speculation about what the fig tree in this parable
Most prophecy teachers
say it represents Israel and that the fig tree began to
bloom on May 14, 1948 when the State of Israel came into
Problem is: there's
no Scripture that designates Israel as God's fig tree.
we call the State of Israel today, is in no way, shape or
form what THE BIBLE calls Israel, namely the 12 tribes,
or, at the very least, the 10
northern tribes, which are still "lost".
Scripture, Israel or the 10 "lost tribes" DO NOT REAPPEAR
UNTIL THE MILLENNIUM (Ezekiel 36:16-38; 37:15-28; Chapter
we are waiting for what GOD - not mortal man - calls Israel
to bloom, in order for Christ to rapture His Church, or
even for Christ to return... we'll be waiting A LONG, LONG
There's NO WAY,
therefore, that the fig tree can
represent biblical Israel, or even the modern State of
There are, on the
other hand, several
Scriptures that CLEARLY designate NOT ALL Israel, but
biblical Jerusalem,as God's fig tree (Jeremiah 24:4-7;
Joel 1:7; Luke 13:6-9, 31-32).
This lines up
PERFECTLY with many other Scriptures that clearly state
that biblical Jerusalem
RETURNING TO JEWISH HANDS is a PREREQUISITE to the Rapture
and subsequent Second Coming of Christ (Psalm 102:16;
Jeremiah 31:38-40; Daniel 9:25; Joel 2:1; 3:1-2;
Zechariah;12:2-4; 13:1; Luke 21:24-25).
Jesus' parable refers
The "fig tree" is Jerusalem, NOT
Jerusalem "blossoms" and instead of being bare, BLOOMS WITH
NEW LIFE UNDER ITS RIGHTFUL OWNER, THE TRIBE OF JUDAH -- THAT'S
WHEN the eschatological clock begins ticking.
Biblical Jerusalem was
trampled and oppressed continuously by gentiles for many
ALL of biblical
Jerusalem was recovered by Israel and has, indeed, sprouted
and blossomed since 1967.
THAT'S when God's
prophetic clock began ticking, and THAT'S
WHEN the countdown on the 7-week portion of Daniel's 70
weeks began: on the shemitta year immediately following
1967. (We will SPECIFICALLY discuss that, Lord willing,
at a later time).
However, the parable
also has LITERAL meaning that
has been TOTALLY MISSED in the frenzied attempt to explain
Fig trees produce
leaves in the spring. That's also when figs begin to bud.
Jesus said when they put out leaves WE
KNOW that "SUMMER is NEAR".
Why is that important?
SUMMER IS THE TIME when
FIGS RIPEN and ARE READY FOR PICKING.
Summer - and to be
more specific - August and September - are the months in
which figs ARE HARVESTED.
Jesus was saying: when
you see leaves on fig trees, it's spring, which
means THAT SUMMER IS NEAR and soon to follow: Likewise when
THESE SIGNS begin, I'm right
There's a passage in
Song of Solomon that gives similar analogy:
"My Beloved has answered and
said to me, ‘RISE UP, my friend, my fair one, and COME
AWAY, For lo: THE WINTER
HAS PASSED, the rain HAS PASSED away - it has gone.
The flowers HAVE APPEARED on
the earth, the time of the singing HAS COME, and the
voice of the turtledove WAS HEARD in our land,
The fig-tree has put forth
HER GREEN FIGS, and the sweet-smelling vines have given
forth fragrance, Rise, come, my
friend, my fair one, yea, COME
AWAY" (S.S. 2:10-13).
Jesus, therefore, will
SPRING FORTH in us IN THE SPRING. That's the time we "go
away" with OUR BELOVED Bridegroom.
However, the figs from
the fig tree (symbolizing Jews and Jerusalem) are not
harvested (plucked from the tree) until
LATE SUMMER (August-September).
That's when things will
REALLY heat up for Israel, when the Abomination of
Desolation is set up, and when many Jews will plucked from
the fig tree (Jerusalem) and "flee to the mountains" as
Jesus directed (Matthew 24:15).
In Revelation 6:12 Jesus uses
the fig tree YET AGAIN, shaken by a mighty wind, and casting
its figs to the ground, as a figure of speech to
indicate the beginning of the
tribulation and that we're about to be translated.
What we must learn
from the parable of the fig tree are two things:
1. That BIBLICAL
Jerusalem would bloom once
Jews recovered it (IT HAS!). And, ONCE THAT HAPPENS...
ready to GO AWAY with our Beloved IN the SPRING, when
"WINTER IS PAST" and figs ARE GREEN.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7,
LESSONS FROM THE FIG
Fig trees play a
prominent role in Jesus' ministry.
We have the now
infamous fig tree with no figs, which He cursed and caused
to dry up.
And we have the
eschatological parable of the fig tree in the Synoptic
Gospels which points to our Lord's imminent reappearing.
We already debunked
the FALSE theory that by cursing ONE fig tree among the
many that abound in Jerusalem, Israel, and all over the
Middle East, God was "cursing" Israel.
The question is WHY
did Jesus curse THAT PARTICULAR fig tree, especially
when it wasn't "the season for figs" yet? (Mark 11:13)
It was spring, just
prior to Passover.
Jesus had arrived in
Jerusalem with the disciples, entered the temple courts,
checked everything out, but Mark tells us it was late, so
they headed for Bethany to spend the night.
Bethany is about one
and a half miles east of Jerusalem, on the other side
(southeastern slope) of the Mount of Olives, and is the
village where Lazarus lived with his sisters Mary and
Martha (John 11:17-46).
The following morning
Jesus and the disciples leave Bethany to return to
Jerusalem and, on the way, Jesus gets hungry.
He sees the fig tree
and, from a distance, notices it
has leaves, therefore, He ASSUMES that it also had GREEN
had NOTHING BUT leaves.
I happen to have a fig
tree in my yard, and can tell you that LEAVES AND FIGS
SPROUT AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME, IN THE SPRING.
The figs, however, DO
NOT RIPEN UNTIL late summer (August-September).
Although I haven't put
this theory to the test, I've both read and been told that figs
ARE EDIBLE even before ripening, they just taste different,
having a mild, acidic taste, as opposed to the sweet
taste usually associated with them when they're ripe.
This fig three,
therefore, SHOULD HAVE HAD GREEN FIGS that Jesus and His
disciples could eat.
particular tree was ALL APPEARANCE, since it had leaves,
but NO FRUIT:
It LOOKED GOOD at first
glance, but upon closer inspection, was
BARREN, and Jesus COULD (and WOULD) have NONE OF IT:
A perfect picture of
so-called "Christians" who
ARE FOCUSED ON OUTER APPEARANCE AND BEHAVIOR, to the
neglect of THEIR HEARTS, from where the FRUIT OF THE
SPIRIT is produced (Galatians 5:22).
They're the ones that
Jude, Jesus' half brother, describes as being "clouds with
no water, twice dead and plucked up by the roots" (Jude
ostentatious ON THE OUTSIDE, and EMPTY OF JESUS' fruit-
producing Seed INSIDE.
They're the ones who
equate "holiness" with drabness and ugliness.
they're "holier" than everyone else because they meet
at a certain MAN INVENTED building on
a particular day, DON'T wear stylish clothes, jewelry,
make-up, or slacks, don't have beards, and never style
But they CARE NOTHING
about having UNREGENERATE
They are just
like the Pharisees of Jesus' day, WHO WERE "ALL LEAVES" --
all about APPEARING "righteous" ON THE OUTSIDE - but
fruitless, filthy and unregenerate ON THE INSIDE.
That's why Jesus
called them (among other things) "hypocrites", "UNCLEAN",
and "children of hell" (Matthew 23:13-33).
The Lord also used
THAT PARTICULAR fig tree to
teach a valuable lesson on faith:
Jesus replied, "Truly
I tell you, IF YOU HAVE FAITH
AND DO NOT DOUBT, not only can you do what was done to
the fig tree, but ALSO YOU CAN SAY TO THIS MOUNTAIN (in
context, to the Mount of Olives), 'Go, throw yourself into
the sea,' and IT WILL BE
DONE" (Matthew 21:21).
Note to all "name it and
claim it" liars: the "conditions" set forth by Jesus
are NOT "confessing" something OVER and OVER until it
The conditions are,
rather, HAVING FAITH and NOT
If those TWO
conditions are REALLY met,
you ONLY NEED TO SAY IT ONCE -- as Jesus did with the fig
tree -- and IT HAPPENS.
He didn't "confess it"
over and over for 6 months, or three years.
He said it ONCE, WITH
FAITH (TOTAL confidence), and NOT an ounce of doubt, and
it happened IMMEDIATELY (Matthew 21:19).
That brings us to THE
"Now LEARN a parable
OF THE FIG TREE; When its branch is yet tender, and it
PUTS FORTH LEAVES, YOU
KNOW that summer is near:
so, you too, WHEN
YOU SEE ALL THESE THINGS (in context, THE SIGNS He'd
just given in Matthew 24:29), recognize
that He (the Son of man, Jesus) IS NEAR, RIGHT AT THE
DOOR." (Matthew 24:32-33)
The signs are:
"IMMEDIATELY WITH THE
TRIBULATION (just prior to the Rapture)... the sun shall be
darkened, and the moon SHALL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, and THE
STARS SHALL FALL FROM HEAVEN, and THE POWERS OF THE HEAVENS
SHALL BE SHAKEN.
Son of Man WILL APPEAR IN THE SKY" (Matthew 24:29-30)
Lord willing, I'll be
sharing more about these signs in the coming days.
EVERYONE - believer
and unbeliever alike will see these signs.
But AS BELIEVERS we're
interested in ONLY ONE sign:
The APPEARING OF THE SON OF
One last thing:
When man fell into sin
in the Garden of Eden, LOST
HIS GLORY - and suddenly realized they were "naked" -
they clothed themselves with
FIG LEAVES (Genesis
THOUGHTFUL of Jesus to use THOSE
SAME FIG LEAVES as
SIGN that He's about TO
CLOTHE US AGAIN IN HIS GLORY!
Only someone who is
both PERFECT, and A
PERFECTIONIST, would incorporate SUCH DETAIL.
Oh, HOW PERFECT is
TUESDAY, JANUARY 6,
MY PASTOR PUT A CURSE
We had heard this
disturbing and UNCHRISTIAN practice from people in third
world countries, where most of the population is
uneducated, steeped in witchcraft, voodoo and other forms
of the occult.
But lately we are
hearing it more and more from within the good old U.S.A.
Can Christians just go around
putting curses on anything and ANYONE they dislike?
Let's read what Paul
has to say about it:
who persecute you: BLESS, AND
DON'T CURSE." (Romans 12:14).
Let's read WHAT
JESUS has to say about it:
"But I tell you, LOVE
YOUR ENEMIES and PRAY FOR those WHO PERSECUTE YOU"
THOSE WHO CURSE YOU, pray for those who insult and
falsely accuse you." (Luke 6:28)
But Paul used the word
He did ONLY in
reference to ANYONE who
preached "another gospel" (Galatians 1:8).
The obvious reason
being that a false gospel would lead souls to damnation,
and not salvation.
And there's no greater
"curse" that being lost.
Paul DID NOT go around
cursing anyone who displeased him or didn't do WHAT HE
WANTED THEM TO DO. Nor did he
threaten anyone with a curse.
But Jesus cursed the
Yes, He did.
The fig tree IS A
THING, NOT a PERSON.
Jesus didn't go around
curse those who sentenced Him to death, nor did He curse
His executioners. He DIED PRAYING FOR THEM, and ASKING
God to FORGIVE THEM for their unspeakable evil (Luke
Can anyone appropriate
the title "pastor" or one of the many other self-exalting,
self-serving and self-conferred titles that abound in
evangelicalism, and THREATEN OTHERS WITH A CURSE?
Those who do, WILL
ANSWER FOR IT (1 Corinthians 3:7-17; 2 Corinthians
The TRUE Christian
faith is NOT about coercion,
manipulation, threats or curses.
It's about BRINGING
SALVATION AND FAITH (TOTAL ASSURANCE) in Christ TO
It's about strengthening and
feeding God's sheep, NOT about using them, manipulating
them, and threatening them.
The Christian faith is
about LOVING, FORGIVING, SHARING, BLESSING and GIVING.
ANYONE call himself "pastor" and be SO GLARINGLY IGNORANT?
"minister" - regardless of "title" - that engages in such
UNGODLY practice, is flat-out
Therefore, he or she HAS
NO RIGHT to call Jesus his "Lord".
Furthermore, I tell
you CATEGORICALLY that he/she
is NOT a man or woman "of God".
Anyone who engages in
such practices is AN
INSTRUMENT OF SATAN, AND A CHILD OF SATAN.
Anyone who engages in
such practices - regardless of religious title - needs to
fall on his face before God, thoroughly
repent of his evil words, beg God's forgiveness, ASK JESUS
TO CHANGE HIS HEART, and RECEIVE Jesus into his innermost
being as God and Savior.
If you are
born-again, DO NOT be afraid
of these hirelings. They have NO POWER to curse WHAT GOD
HAS BLESSED (Numbers 23:20).
And if you have
received Christ into your heart as only God and Savior,YOU
ARE BLESSED WITH ALL MANNER OF BLESSING by Christ
Himself. (Ephesians 1:4).
NO ONE can put a curse on
I bless you, Body of
Christ, collectively and each
individual member, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
If you ever find
yourself in this unfortunate predicament, find ANOTHER
teaches, BELIEVES, ACTS and SPEAKS according to the New
MONDAY, JANUARY 5,
DID JESUS CURSE
UNBIBLICAL Replacement Theology, when Jesus cursed the fig
tree for finding only leaves and no fruit, He
cursed Israel, annulled the ETERNAL covenant made with
them, and REPLACED Israel with the Church, and the Old
Testament with the New (Matthew 21:19-21).
New Testament HAS REPLACED the Old Testament is
absolutely true (2 Corinthians 3:14; Hebrews 7:22;
That the Church -
regardless of HOW one interprets the word "Church" - has
replaced Israel is FALSE.
That God has
annulled His Covenant with Israel IS PATENTLY FALSE.
And that God has
CURSED Israel is UTTERLY RIDICULOUS.
There is NO INDICATION
WHATSOEVER in Scripture that
in cursing ONE fig tree --among
THE MANY that ABOUND in Jerusalem, and ALL OVER the Middle
East -- Jesus was cursing Israel.
Let alone that He was
CONTRADICTING HIMSELF -- which
would make Him A LIAR -- by revoking THE ETERNAL COVENANT
He made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
That doctrine is
nothing but UNBIBLICAL,
SINFUL, God-contradicting, HUMAN CONJECTURE.
theology was INVENTED by guys like Hippolytus (4th century)
and Augustine (5th century) to "justify" their religion's
It was PURE
CONJECTURE THEN, as it is today, and JUST AS FALSE.
Martin Luther, who sought to reform the organized
religion into which the Christian faith had degenerated --
and who restored the light of
Salvation by Grace only, through faith only, in Christ only -- could
not break free from that deceitful religious tradition.
That ONE LONE fig tree
had dried up from the root by the following morning. There's
NO INDICATION anywhere of Israel "drying up".
Yes, they've been
They've often been
chastised for their rebellions.
has neither left them nor forsaken them, as their own
existence of the State of Israel PROVES.
As the fact that
there are MILLIONS IF NOT BILLIONS of Jews scattered
throughout the gentile world PROVES.
Well, what about
Malachi 3:9, where God says "you are cursed with a curse,
the whole nation"?
In context, if you
read THE REST OF the passage, that "curse" involved ONLY Israel's
LAND not producing abundantly as a result of Israel's
failure to tithe (give 10% of) their cattle, grain and
produce FOR THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM.
Verses 10-12 of the
same passage PROMISE A GREAT
BLESSING on Israel, an agricultural bonanza, for which ALL
OTHER NATIONS WOULD CALL THEM BLESSED (Malachi 3:9-12).
There was NO CURSE ON
And there was NO
ANNULMENT of the ETERNAL covenant made with Abraham, Isaac
There isn't ONE
verse in the entire Bible, where God
There are many
passages, in both Old and New Testaments, where
God BLESSES Israel, and professes that they are still - AND
FOREVERMORE - His Chosen People:
will bless those who bless you, And the
one who curses you I will curse. And IN YOU ALL THE
FAMILIES OF THE EARTH WILL BE BLESSED." (Genesis 12:3)
"...I am the LORD God
of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac: the land on
which you lie, to you will I give it, and to your
DESCENDANTS SHALL BE AS THE DUST OF THE EARTH, and YOU
SHALL SPREAD ABROAD TO THE WEST, AND TO THE EAST, AND TO
THE NORTH, AND TO THE SOUTH: and in you and in your
descendants SHALL ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH BE BLESSED"
"And God said unto
him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any
more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his
And God said unto him,
I AM God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; A
NATION AND A COMPANY OF NATIONS SHALL BE OF YOU, and kings
shall come out of your loins;
And the land which I
gave Abraham and Isaac, TO YOU I WILL GIVE IT, AND TO YOUR
SEED AFTER YOU WILL I GIVE THE LAND" (Genesis 35:10-12).
"This is what the Lord
says, He who appoints THE SUN TO SHINE BY DAY, WHO DECREES
THE MOON AND STARS TO SHINE BY NIGHT...
Only if these ordinances (the
sun, the moon, the stars) vanish from my sight, declares
the Lord, will Israel EVER CEASE BEING A NATION BEFORE ME.
declares the Lord.
This is what the Lord
THE HEAVENS ABOVE CAN BE MEASURED AND THE FOUNDATIONS
OF THE EARTH BELOW BE SEARCHED OUT WILL
I REJECT ALL THE DESCENDANTS OF ISRAEL because of all they
have done" (Jeremiah 31:35-37).
"I ask then: Did
God REJECT HIS PEOPLE? BY NO MEANS! I am an Israelite
myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of
Benjamin. God DID NOT REJECT
HIS PEOPLE, WHOM HE FOREKNEW" (Romans 11:1-2).
"I DO NOT WANT YOU TO
BE IGNORANT OF THIS MYSTERY, brothers and sisters, so that
you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a
hardening in part UNTIL the full number of the Gentiles has
come in, and then ALL ISRAEL
WILL BE SAVED. As it is written:
"The deliverer will
come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
And THIS IS MY COVENANT WITH THEM WHEN
I TAKE AWAY THEIR SINS" (Romans 11:25-27).
How ironic that these
verses were addressed to the church in Rome, the very one
that spawned the Replacement Theology heresy two centuries
later, DELIBERATELY IGNORING what the Holy Spirit had said
--DIRECTLY TO THEM -- through Paul.
NOT rejected and WILL NEVER reject Israel. JESUS
DID NOT CURSE ISRAEL.
What we know today as
the Church is made up of BELIEVERS
IN THE JEWISH MESSIAH who, by faith, HAVE
BEEN "grafted in" and MADE PARTAKERS OF GOD'S ETERNAL
COVENANT with Abraham, Isaac AND ISRAEL (Romans
The Church is simply a
whole bunch of gentiles who have been SPIRITUALLY made part
of the Commonwealth of Israel (Ephesians 2:12-13).
Whenever you think
about your own Salvation, you better THANK
JESUS -- your VERY JEWISH God and Savior -- that His
ETERNAL Covenant with Israel is STILL IN FORCE, and that it
can never, and will never, be revoked (Romans 11:29). Amen.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 4,
HOW MANY GOSPELS?
Is there MORE THAN ONE
religion, the answer is "yes".
God, the answer is "no".
A dear brother,
victimized by religion, recently tried to correct Jesus and
our teaching, based on Matthew 24:14, that the Gospel of
the Kingdom must be preached in all the world, then the end
religion had taught him that there's
the Gospel of Grace, which is PRESUMABLY being preached at
the moment until the Church is raptured, and there's
ANOTHER "gospel" called the "Gospel of the Kingdom" which
will be preached during the tribulation.
purpose of this "OTHER"
gospel "of the kingdom" is solely to prepare tribulation
survivors for the millennial Kingdom of Christ on earth.
Is this brother's
Is their teaching
Never mind what I
think, I'm going to let the Word of God speak for Himself:
"I am astonished THAT
YOU ARE SO QUICKLY deserting the
one who called you TO LIVE IN THE GRACE OF Christ AND
ARE TURNING TO A DIFFERENT GOSPEL- WHICH IS REALLY NO
GOSPEL AT ALL.
PEOPLE ARE THROWING YOU INTO CONFUSION AND ARE TRYING TO
PERVERT THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST.
IF WE OR AN ANGEL FROM HEAVEN SHOULD PREACH A GOSPEL OTHER
THAN THE ONE WE PREACHED TO YOU, LET
THEM BE ACCURSED!
As we have already
said, so now I say again: IF
ANYBODY IS PREACHING TO YOU A GOSPEL OTHER THAN THE ONE
YOU ACCEPTED, LET THEM BE
ACCURSED!" (Galatians 1:6-9)
According to GOD, if
the "Gospel of the Kingdom" were DIFFERENT FROM the
ORIGINAL Gospel of Grace (perish the thought), IT
and anyone who preached it, WOULD BE ACCURSED.
Since NO ONE has ever
entered, nor will ever enter, the Kingdom of God EXCEPT BY
GRACE, the Gospel of Grace
and the Gospel of God's Kingdom ARE ONE AND THE SAME! (John
Again: NO ONE enters
God's Kingdom except by God's Grace.
Hence the Gospel of
Grace or Gospel of the Kingdom ARE
ONE AND THE SAME.
What did John the
Baptist preach? The Kingdom
of God (Matthew 3:1-2).
What did JESUS
preach? THE Kingdom of God (Matthew
Revelation 14:6 the Gospel IS
That means that it
(like Jesus) NEVER CHANGES!!!
Jesus Christ is THE
SAME yesterday, today, and FOREVER because He is
ETERNAL (Hebrews 13:8).
is His Gospel or Good News.
If His Gospel ever
CHANGED that would make His Message FINITE, instead of
ETERNAL, which in turn means that
Jesus couldn't guarantee ETERNAL LIFE TO ANYONE, as He did
AND DOES again and again (Matthew 25:46; John 3:16, 36;
John 17:2; Romans 6:23; 1 John 5:11).
There is ONLY
IT IS ETERNAL, hence
NEVER CHANGING, and it is both the Gospel of Grace and the
Gospel of the Kingdom:
These are simply
different names FOR THE SAME GOSPEL.
When we receive Christ
into our hearts, we are saved BY GRACE and are instantly
ushered into His Kingdom WHICH IS FIRST AND FOREMOST
SPIRITUAL (and therefore, at the moment, INVISIBLE).
Moreover, when we
receive Christ into our hearts, His Kingdom and THE KING
HIMSELF (Jesus) COME INTO US, and from that moment forward
are WITHIN US (Luke 17:21).
This is WHAT JESUS
HIMSELF TAUGHT... in the Gospel!!!
When we recite the
"Our Father" and pray "your Kingdom come" THAT'S WHAT we're
For HIS KINGDOM
(Salvation) TO COME INTO US!!!
And because His
Kingdom and King Jesus Himself HAVE COME INTO US, and are
ETERNALLY in us, He/we will MANIFEST His Kingdom HERE ON
EARTH IN TANGIBLE, VISIBLE form during the Millennium.
That's why the ETERNAL
Gospel of Grace is ALSO called "the Gospel of the Kingdom".
That ETERNAL Gospel is
based ENTIRELY on God's Grace (His undeserved Goodness) and
it BRINGS BOTH THE KING AND HIS KINGDOM into us.
The King and His
Kingdom are CURRENTLY INVISIBLE to natural, human eyes.
They ARE ABOUT TO
become VISIBLE in the VERY NEAR "future".
ONE GOSPEL, and IT IS ETERNAL.
Any other teaching IS
Any other teaching
shows GROSS IGNORANCE of God's Word, and of the Gospel
SATURDAY, JANUARY 3,
THE FATHER IS GREATER
"You heard me say,
'I am going away and I am coming back to you.' If you loved
me, you would be glad that I
am going to the Father, for the Father IS GREATER THAN I" (John
This one Bible verse
has launched many heresies.
See that? Jesus can't
He Himself said that
the Father IS GREATER THAN He is!!!
Mormons, Church of God, and Church of Christ - among others
- misuse that verse TO ROB
JESUS of His eternal Deity (John 1:1; 5:18; 10:30;
14:9; Titus 2:13; 2 Peter 1:1; Revelation 21:7).
They do so, TO THEIR
The Father IS GREATER
THAN THE HUMAN Jesus.
And that was THE
HUMAN JESUS speaking.
explains WHAT GOD (Jesus) HAD TO DO - AS
A HUMAN - as Last Adam - in order to accomplish the
Redemption of HUMANKIND:
"...have the same
mindset as Christ Jesus:
IN VERY NATURE God, did not consider EQUALITY
WITH God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, HE MADE HIMSELF NOTHING BY
TAKING THE VERY FORM OF A SERVANT, being made in human
And being found in
appearance AS A MAN, HE
HUMBLED HIMSELF BY BECOMING OBEDIENT TO DEATH- even death
on a cross!
EXALTED HIM TO THE HIGHEST PLACE AND GAVE HIM THE NAME THAT
IS ABOVE EVERY NAME, that at
the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE SHOULD BOW, IN HEAVEN and
on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue should
acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God
"But we see Jesus, who
was made FOR A LITTLE WHILE lower than the angels so He
could suffer death, CROWNED WITH GLORY AND HONOR; that he
by the grace of God should
taste death for every man." (Hebrews 2:9)
In order to redeem us,
Jesus COULDN'T CLING TO His Deity.
He HAD TO set aside both His
Divinity and His Glory and manifest as a SINLESS yet
"fallen" human, as FIRST Adam
was after he sinned, and - from that LOW position, LOWER
than the angels - PAY THE PRICE IN FULL AND FOR ALL
ETERNITY, rise from the dead, and forever defeat Satan, sin
He HAD TO take the
punishment FOR ALL OUR SINS - IN FULL - BECAUSE
THERE'S NO WAY we could pay for it ourselves.
He HAD TO become HUMAN and,
as a HUMAN, remove ALL SIN FOR ALL TIME from mankind, as
far as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12).
Glory to Jesus!
Of course the Father was
GREATER THAN the HUMAN Jesus! Just like the Father is
GREATER THAN the HUMAN Adam!
As Last Adam, Jesus' HUMAN
self, being MORTAL FLESH, WAS LOWER than the Father.
His ETERNAL Self, the
Spirit IN Jesus, IS the
Spirit of God, WHO IS Spirit (John 4:24).
His Spirit (the
Son's) IS EQUAL TO, and EVERY
BIT AS God Almighty, as the Father.
There is NO ONE - ANYWHERE -
HIGHER THAN JESUS.
That's why EVERYONE IN
HEAVEN will bow before Him, as
we read above.
That's why the
Father exalted Him TO THE HIGHEST PLACE, which is the
Father's OWN place.
Jesus HAD TO BE God,
and IS FOREVER God.
God could have accomplished what He did.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 2,
10 TRIBES: ARE THEY
In 721 B.C. the
Kingdom of Israel, CONSISTING OF THE 10 NORTHERN TRIBES, was
conquered by the Assyrians, who led them captive into other
nations, leaving only the Southern Kingdom comprised of
two tribes, Benjamin and Judah.
To this day, they
are referred to as the "10
lost tribes" .
I've read books by
more than one Jewish rabbi saying
that they are untraceable as they've been assimilated into
other nations (gentiles).
Human perspective is
one thing, Divine perspective is another.
Repeat: God HASN'T
LOST ANYTHING that belongs to Him (John 10:27-30).
And the 10 northern tribes, despite their rebellion, BELONG
Our heavenly Father KNEW, before He even
created the universe, that they would rebel, that they'd
fall into idolatry, and that they'd be taken captive.
And He CHOSE THEM, anyway.
It was all part of
In Genesis 12:3, He makes this promise to
"And I will bless them that bless you, and
curse him that curses you: and IN
YOU SHALL ALL FAMILIES OF THE EARTH BE BLESSED".
Of course, THE GREATEST BLESSING for all the families
of the earth is Abraham's
Seed, Jesus Himself.
In Him, WE ALSO BECOME
Abraham's seed and HEIRS according to God's promise
But here's the biblical
conundrum: God made His
Covenant with Israel (Jeremiah 31:31-34).
Scripture makes it abundantly clear that
ALL GENTILES who come to faith in the Jewish Messiah,
become part of the SPIRITUAL Commonwealth of Israel (Ephesians
Could God have allowed the exile of the 10
tribes so that most, if not
all, people on earth would become NATURAL, as well as
Could it be that, instead
of being assimilated into the nations (gentiles), as some
suppose, it's THE OTHER WAY AROUND? THAT GENTILES HAVE BEEN
ASSIMILATED INTO Israel?
No mortal knows WHERE
the 10 tribes are.
No mortal knows WHO
is from the 10 tribes and WHO (if anyone) ISN'T.
God obviously knows WHERE EACH TRIBE is, and PROMISED
to bring them ALL back into the Promised Land (Ezekiel
He even promised that David would be
king, once again, over ALL OF THEM (Ezekiel 37:22-24).
In line with all this, He also promised that Israel's
territory during the Millennium would be VASTLY LARGER, encompassing
all the land from the Euphrates on the north to the Nile on
There goes the "land for
Someday soon, a
lot of "gentiles" may be surprised to find out that they
ACTUALLY ARE ISRAELITES, and have been, all along.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 1,
The Bible says that
"without holiness", NO ONE will see God (Hebrews 12:14).
Religion teaches that
holiness is something we attain through "good behavior".
What IS holiness?
First let me tell you what
It's NOT shunning
It's NOT avoiding nice
It's NOT refraining
from wearing make-up.
It's NOT looking like
"the Church Lady" on Saturday Night Live.
It's NOT never styling
your hair, wrapping it into a grey bun, and wearing drab
dresses down to your ankles.
That'll just make you
UGLY, DEPRESSED and RELIGIOUS.
you LOOK (OUTSIDE) has
NOTHING to do with holiness.
on the INSIDE.
Holiness is INTERNAL.
It's a CONDITION of a
The Greek word for
"holiness" is hagiasmos, derived from the verb hagiazo,
which means to "set apart".
Does that mean, in
order to see God, we have to become hermits, or join a
Jesus Christ, THE
HOLIEST BEING in the universe, was no hermit.
He walked around, in
public. He talked, ate, drank, and hung around prostitutes,
publicans, and sinners.
Yet He is HOLY (SET APART
FROM) sin. Which means, He can't even LOOK upon it
His Own Holiness to US, by His Spirit, when we receive Him
into our hearts (1
Peter 1:2-5; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Hebrews 12:10).
anything YOU DO.
anything you DON'T do.
BEEN DONE FOR you.
Holiness IS DONE
TO YOU, when you receive Jesus Christ into your HEART,
as Savior and God, AND TRUST
HIM to make you, NOW AND FOREVER, holy (Hebrews 10:14).
From that moment you
are SAVED AND SET APART unto
God (1 Corinthians 6:11; Ephesians 4:30; Hebrews 10:10,
produce your own holiness PRIOR to Salvation.
produce your own holiness AFTER Salvation.
I don't care what
man-invented RELIGION SAYS, THAT'S
WHAT GOD SAYS.
COMES FROM YOU. Holiness COMES
ONLY FROM JESUS.
Jesus IN you is ALL
THE HOLINESS YOU NEED.
YOU is ALL THE HOLINESS THERE
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