FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015
It happens much too
Some scared Christian
wants help because he or she is "backslidden".
He or she fears
"losing" their Salvation, or missing the Rapture, because
of some sin(s).
These poor people
DON'T HAVE A CLUE what they're talking about, but their
"Christian" religion did not hesitate for one second to
heap condemnation on their heads.
SURE they felt GUILT for the VERY SIN(S) THAT JESUS
REMOVED, DESTROYED, ERASED, FORGOT AND CLEANSED 2,000 YEARS
AGO (Psalms 103:12; Hebrews 9:26,10:17).
They even borrowed an
ominous sounding biblical term AND MISAPPLIED IT to make
their false doctrine seem more credible: "backsliding".
It's hard to associate
ANY GOOD THING with the coming tribulation, but one
benefit it will bring to all mankind is that God will
OBLITERATE religion - ALL religion, Christian and pagan -
from the face of the earth (Daniel 11:36-37; 2
Not a moment too soon.
But isn't the term
"backsliding" found in Scripture?
SINGLE TIME it refers to Israelites abandoning the worship
of Yahweh in favor of worshiping THE IDOLS du jour like
Baal or Ashtoreth.
NOT ONCE does it refer to
"falling into old sins", OTHER THAN the sin of idolatry
(Proverbs 1:32; Isaiah 57:5-13; Jeremiah 3:6-13; Hosea
Backsliding refers EXCLUSIVELY
to idolatry: To the worship of false "gods".
So, unless you were
once a believer in Jesus, forsook Jesus, and are now
worshiping Buddha, Krishna, Allah or some other FALSE
"deity", YOU'RE NOT
And if you did
"forsake" Jesus, it's
NEVER KNEW HIM IN
THE FIRST PLACE.
You may have HEARD
ABOUT Him and acquired some form of "Christian" religion, BUT
YOU NEVER EXPERIENCED HIM PERSONALLY AND INTIMATELY IN YOUR
Those who REALLY know
Him CANNOT forsake Him
anymore than He can forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:8;
So, the FIRST thing
that I do with poor sinners who seek help for
"backsliding" is GET THEM TO
REPENT (change THEIR THINKING):
backslidden at all.
individuals who HAVE NEVER
RECEIVED JESUS INTO THEIR HEARTS and NEED TO DO SO and
have ALL THEIR SINS ERASED.
know Jesus, ARE SAVED, and simply fell into sin because
of human weakness, and because they're minds haven't been
renewed. That's all.
In any case, GUILT
won't help them at all. It will make matters WORSE, not
REMEDY for sin is Jesus.
ONLY REMEDY FOR SIN is Jesus.
Make sure HE
LIVES IN your heart (Ephesians
If He does, ALL
your sins (past, present, and future) are forgiven and HAVE
BEEN FORGIVEN for 2,000 years.
Why you insist on
feeling guilty FOR SINS THAT
GOD HAS LONG FORGOTTEN is beyond my comprehension.
GUILT doesn't make
anyone LESS of a sinner, IT
MAKES US SIN ALL THE MORE!
If you feel badly
about sinning, CONFESS
that/those sin(s), receive God's forgiveness AND STAND ON
MEDITATE ON GOD'S
TOTAL FORGIVENESS UNTIL YOUR
MIND BECOMES TOTALLY RENEWED and YOU BECOME FULLY CONVINCED
AND GROUNDED ON THE MARVELOUS TRUTH that Jesus HAS REMOVED
ALL SIN FOR ALL TIME (Psalm 103:12; John 1:29: Hebrews
9:26; 1 John 3:5).
As long as you carry
guilt around, as long as your
faith wavers every time you sin, as long as religion
sells you the lie that you've fallen OUT OF FAVOR with God
because you did WHATEVER, Satan will
have you wrapped around his little finger and will toss you
to and fro like a beach ball.
He'll manipulate you
and get you into a vicious
cycle where you sin even more, then feel even
guiltier, then sin even more,
then feel more guilt, and so on.
Jesus has FOREVER set
us free FROM BONDAGE to sin, to Satan, to sin, to guilt,
and TO HIS OWN LAW (John 8:36).
He who THE SON SETS
FREE INDEED (John 8:36).
GUILT ASIDE and MEDITATE ON
THURSDAY, JULY 30,
NO OTHER GOSPEL
"Watch out THAT NO ONE
DECEIVES YOU. Because MANY
WILL COME IN MY NAME, saying that I AM THE CHRIST, and will
deceive many" (Matthew 24:4,5).
if WE or AN ANGEL FROM HEAVEN should preach a
gospel OTHER THAN the one we preached to you, let him be
ETERNALLY CONDEMNED"! (Galatians 1:8)
I have to admit that
sometimes, in the natural, I feel sad, disheartened and
I feel like
A DROP of Truth in AN OCEAN of RELIGIOUS DECEPTION.
I have warned, time
and again, to the point that some of you are probably sick
and tired of reading it, that
the internet in particular is TEEMING WITH LIES presented,
supposedly, "in the Name of Jesus".
Yet it seems to go in
one eye and out the other.
And DECEPTION is NOT
abating, mind you, BUT
GROWING and SPREADING, just as Jesus predicted.
The latest fad in the
deception camp is to attack the apostle Paul.
They figure if
they can DISCREDIT Paul's writings, they can IMPOSE THEIR
FALSE, LEGALISTIC DOCTRINE.
They can get Bible
illiterates (which, unfortunately, is about 80% of
professed Christians) to
trust LAW KEEPING, INSTEAD OF the Blood of Jesus for
Salvation, thus dragging you to hell ALONG WITH themselves.
This deception has
spread like wildfire:
Three years ago, THESE
APOSTATES had TWO DOZEN
videos, and about half a million websites, promulgating
Now (3 years later)
they have 87,000 videos and
ALMOST TWO MILLION WEBSITES.
This prompted us to
produce a video PROVING, with
non-Pauline Scriptures, that Salvation is ONLY by grace
through faith in Jesus Christ and His perfect, ETERNAL,
once for all, Work of Redemption:
To my knowledge, ours
is THE ONLY video directly refuting that false teaching.
What breaks my heart
even more is when I read the messages posted by Kristian
nitwits PRAISING the FALSE TEACHING THAT WILL LEAD TO HELL
ITSELF, and thanking
the instrument of Satan who's deceiving them, for "how much
Brothers and sisters,
wake up... PLEASE.
Just because "you've
never heard it before" doesn't
make the teaching is true.
ONE true Gospel.
The Word of God says ANY
OTHER teaching, ANY OTHER "gospel", is TO BE REJECTED.
God's Word says that WHOEVER preaches
ANY OTHER "gospel", EVEN IF IT'S ONE OF THE APOSTLES OR AN
ANGEL FROM HEAVEN, he/she/it
IS TO BE ANATHEMA, meaning ACCURSED.
God's Word also says
that those who TRUST LAW
KEEPING have FALLEN FROM GRACE and Christ has become OF NO
EFFECT to them (Galatians 5:4).
If Christ becomes OF
NO EFFECT TO US (heaven forbid) WE'RE
Those who trust law
keeping for salvation ARE
GOING TO HELL (Galatians 2:16).
Those who teach law
keeping as a means of Salvation ARE
INSTRUMENTS OF SATAN.
That's why Jesus
warned us NOT TO BE DECEIVED by people who FALSELY CLAIMED,
to preach "in His Name" (Matthew 24:4; Mark 13:5,6; 1
Timothy 4:1,2; 2 Timothy 4:3,4; Titus 1:10-16; 2 Peter
That's what prompted
Him to warn the Philadelphian Church "I am coming soon. Hold
on to what you have, so that NO ONE may TAKE YOUR CROWN"
Just because someone
CLAIMS to follow Jesus, just because they CLAIM to teach or
preach in His Name, just because they grow a beard and don
some funny costume, just because they CLAIM to be "one of
the Two Witnesses", DOESN'T MAKE THE TEACHING TRUE, NOR
DOES IT MAKE THE TEACHER(S) SAVED.
ALWAYS BEEN by Grace through faith - NO WORKS INVOLVED (Genesis
15:6; Habakkuk 2:4; John 3:16; Acts 15:5-11; Ephesians
2:8-9; Titus 3:5).
believe it because I tell you.
Believe it, and HEED
IT, because Jesus TOLD
WEDNESDAY, JULY 29,
SECRETS OF EDEN – FINAL PART
HAVE NEVER used the serpent to deceive Eve WITHOUT
Adam's EXPRESS CONSENT.
Again: Satan COULD
HAVE NEVER used the serpent to deceive Eve WITHOUT
God had given SINGLE
Adam ABSOLUTE dominion OVER
ALL THE ANIMAL KINGDOM, over "everything that moves on the
earth", and over the whole planet (Genesis 1:27-28).
And SINGLE Adam had
been exercising and enjoying that dominion for quite some
Therefore, Satan COULDN'T
HAVE POSSESSED the serpent, or used it to deceive Adam's
feminine duplicate, Eve, had Adam NOT AUTHORIZED IT.
That is why there
is ENMITY between Satan and the woman (Genesis
3:15), but NOT between Satan and man, even though Satan
actively seeks to destroy all humans: Because Adam
and Satan, at one point, WERE ALLIES.
That is why when God
calls Adam into account, Adam
DOES NOT blame Satan, DOES NOT EVEN MENTION Satan, or the
serpent, or the role the devil played in the fall, even
though he knew fully well what the creep had done AND HAD
WITNESSED the entire event:
LAID THE BLAME ENTIRELY on Eve and ON GOD:
"THE WOMAN YOU
GAVE ME"... (Genesis 3:12)
"Hey God, I DISLIKE
what you've done, and won't share dominion with that ‘other
human' you made, so
I'm joining Satan. I'll get WHAT I WANT FROM HIM, NOT from
you. You should have left well enough ALONE".
In an amazing act of
Divine Love God had created man in His own Image, and just
a little below Himself (Psalm 8:5).
Only Divine Love can
be so generous as TO ENTRUST
and SHARE His own Nature, power and authority with another.
Yet when God put Adam
TO THE TEST expecting him to be as gracious to his wife,
taken from his own body, as God had been toward him, AND
SHARE DOMINION OF THE EARTH WITH HER, Adam
DIDN'T LIKE IT.
He didn't mind when
the feminine Adam was WITHIN HIS OWN human body.
God pulled her out of him and placed her IN A DIFFERENT
BODY (much the same way God had pulled Adam from Himself
and placed him in a human body), Adam RESENTED IT.
He no longer saw
feminine Adam as being PART OF him, and ONE with him, but
He plotted to torpedo Eve and
SINK HER into oblivion.
THE ONLY PLAUSIBLE
EXPLANATION for Adam's INCOMPREHENSIBLE
THE ONLY PLAUSIBLE
EXPLANATION for HIS SILENCE, when all it took
was A WORD FROM HIM to stop the deception.
THE ONLY PLAUSIBLE
EXPLANATION for his FAILURE to instruct his wife --OR
TO PROTECT and DEFEND HER when Satan approached with
premeditated intent to deceive her -- IS THAT HE
WAS IN CAHOOTS WITH SATAN to get Eve to disobey
God's commandment and die so
he could have the earth ALL TO HIMSELF.
That's why God ULTIMATELY
held Adam responsible for the whole debacle (Genesis
Even though HIS
MOTIVE WAS SINFUL, SELFISH AND IMPURE, Adam
thought he could "get away with it" because at
that point God's ONLY commandment was NOT TO eat the
fruit of that particular tree.
Adam actually sinned
BEFORE he bit the fateful pomegranate because
he HAD NO FAITH in God.
does not come from faith IS
SIN (Romans 14:23).
That's why we
are saved ONLY through FAITH (Ephesians 2:8-9).
That's why when
Eve offered the forbidden fruit Adam ate it.
At that point Adam LACKED
THE MORAL AND SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY to refuse it BECAUSE
HE HIMSELF HAD PLANNED and AUTHORIZED the deception that
led to her disobedience (Genesis 2:24).
His eating the
forbidden fruit was merely
the OUTWARD MANIFESTATION of the sin he'd already committed
IN HIS HEART.
trapped by his own tricky scheme which backfired, and
Satan TEMPORARILY got what he wanted.
UNFAITHFUL to God
and to his wife.
He was UNFAITHFUL to
God because he DIDN'T TRUST God's Wisdom in giving him a
perfectly suited helper.
He was UNFAITHFUL to
Eve because he plotted
against her BEHIND HER BACK.
PRETENDED nothing was wrong SO SHE WOULDN'T SUSPECT what
he was up to.
Eve was, evidently,
CLUELESS as to her conniving husband's true intent, or what
he was planning against her.
She trusted her husband and
DIDN'T SUSPECT ANYTHING. That's why Satan so easily
HER IGNORANT ON
PURPOSE, so he could have SOLE dominion of the
As a result, he lost
Eve, LOST HIS GLORY, lost his authority, lost the earth
and, most importantly, became
LOST from God.
Instead of welcoming
Eve as his God-given, perfectly suited helper, Adam
ENLISTED SATAN'S "HELP" to deceive her, get her to sin, and
Adam BETRAYED both God and
Some 4,000 years later
Jesus (as Last Adam) would
suffer the "payback" for Adam's betrayal, when He was
betrayed by His close friend Judas, denied three times by
His chief apostle Peter, and abandoned by the rest.
as Adam had watched the whole deception take place in Eden --
AND HAVING ALL THE AUTHORITY IN THE WORLD TO STOP IT, YET
ALLOWED IT TO HAPPEN -- he
had to watch, this time helplessly, as Jesus PAID IN FULL
the penalty for his betrayal.
Bottom line: Eve was
deceived because her soul was
ignorant and underdeveloped, since she HAD NOT RECEIVED
PROPER INSTRUCTION FROM HER SELFISH HUSBAND.
Adam, on the other
hand, KNEW EXACTLY what was going on. In fact, he
was BEHIND the whole deception plot.
He simply DIDN'T TRUST
God's Choice of Eve as his helper, partner, joint ruler,
and joint heir.
Which is to say: he
simply DIDN'T TRUST God.
SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015
APOSTLES AND PROPHETS
The Bible tells us to
render honor to whom honor is due.
Today I want to honor
the faithful, brave, wonderful men and women who made it
possible for the Christian faith to reach you and me.
Most Christians have
no idea what it took to bring the message of free Salvation
The Church of Jesus
Christ is built upon the foundation of the apostles and
prophets, Jesus Himself being the chief corner stone
Few Christians can
name all 12 apostles, let alone have any idea what they
sacrificed to spread the Gospel and leave an enduring
spiritual legacy of which we are the beneficiaries.
Same goes for the
prophets. Few know the hardships and persecution these men
The details are pretty
horrible, so I'll spare you those.
Suffice it to say that
all the apostles, except for John, died a martyr's death.
They endured all sorts of horrific, excruciating suffering
rather than renounce their Lord, or deny his Deity or
The prophets of old
also endured martyrdom at the hand of wicked kings, and
politicians WHO DIDN'T WANT TO HEAR THE TRUTH:
Isaiah was sawed in
half by wicked king Manasseh, Ezekiel was taken captive to
Babylon, and had to lay on his side 430 days, Daniel was
also taken captive and thrown into a lions' den, and
Jeremiah was thrown into a cistern, where he would have
sunk into the mud and died of suffocation, had God not
As Stephen, a martyr
himself, asked in Acts 7:52 "WHICH
OF THE PROPHETS DIDN'T your
Last, but not least, I
want to honor our brothers and sisters in the early church,
especially the first 300 years.
They COULD HAVE taken
the easy way out. Yet, they
were unflinchingly willing to pay the ULTIMATE price.
They COULD HAVE
renounced the Lord. After all, they were being threatened
with horrible deaths.
Had they done so, chances are
Christianity would have disappeared, and you and I today
wouldn't be saved.
We owe these apostles
and prophets, as well as the men and women of the early
Church, an eternal debt of
Seeing how they were
willing to pay ANY price, even if it meant HORRIBLE DEATHS,
for their Savior, WHAT'S KEEPING YOU FROM RECEIVING Christ?
What's keeping YOU
from giving your heart to Jesus?
NOBODY'S accusing YOU.
afraid to give yourself TOTALLY to Him?
Are you BRAVE
ENOUGH to entrust your
heart and LIFE to Jesus
SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015
THE ENDLESS DAY
"Thus the heavens
and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. AND
ON THE SEVENTH DAY God ended his work which he had made;
and HE RESTED ON THE SEVENTH
DAY from all his work which he had made. And God BLESSED
THE SEVENTH DAY, and sanctified it: because that in it
he had rested from all his work which God created and
made". (Genesis 2:1-3)
Time is NOT absolute. It's
To achieve the notion of "time' one
must have A COMBINATION OF
LIGHT AND DARKNESS at regular intervals.
Genesis chapter 1, as we read the account of God's
Creation, we find the following phrases:
evening and the morning were the first day" (Genesis
"And the evening
and the morning were the second day" (Genesis 1:8).
"And the evening and the
morning were the third day" (Genesis 1:13).
"And the evening and the
morning were the fourth day" (Genesis 1:19).
"And the evening and the
morning were the fifth day" (Genesis 1:23).
"And the evening and the
morning were the sixth day" (Genesis 1:31).
However, as we can see in the anchor verse above, NO SUCH
STATEMENT IS MADE WITH REGARDS TO
THE SEVENTH DAY.
After being so
meticulously careful to say it over and over with regards
to the previous six days, there
MUST BE an important reason for God to DELIBERATELY OMIT
the phrase "and the evening and the morning were the
seventh day" with regards to the Sabbath.
seventh 24-hour day of
the 168-hour week is
The Sabbath or day of rest, as
expressed in the fourth of the 10 Commandments, is
There is NO
QUESTION WHATSOEVER about that.
in Colossians 2:16 Paul instructs Christian believers NOT
TO ALLOW ANYONE TO JUDGE THEM with regards to Sabbaths
Furthermore, in the very next
verse, Colossians 2:17, he
refers to the 10 Commandments' weekly Sabbath (Saturday)
He then ADDS that THE
REAL THING, the SUBSTANCE, THE TRUE SABBATH(of
which the weekly Sabbath is but a shadow) IS
NEVER the real thing.
Repeat: SHADOWS are
NEVER the REAL thing.
Your shadow is not
you and my shadow is not me.
mere reflections or representations of SOMETHING MUCH
BIGGER AND REAL.
The reason God DIDN'T say that
limiting phrase "the evening and the morning" with regards
to the Sabbath is this: the
TRUE SABBATH OF THE LORD NEVER ENDS.
we think in terms of FINITE, 24-hour days, the Sabbath day
If we think NOT
IN TERMS OF TEMPORARY, FINITE EARTHLY SHADOWS but OF
ETERNAL Truth, as in PERMANENT REALITY, the
REAL Sabbath is NOT a 24 hour day.
Never has been, never will be.
THAT'S WHY God NEVER SAID "the
evening and the morning were the seventh day":
The REAL Sabbath NEVER
The REAL Sabbath has
NO EVENING or MORNING.
The 7th Day is ETERNAL.
Zechariah 14:6-7 describes the true, eternal Sabbath:
"And it shall come to pass IN
THAT DAY, that
the light shall not be clear, nor dark: But
it shall be ONE DAY which shall be known to the LORD, NOT
DAY, NOR NIGHT: but it shall come to pass, that AT
EVENING TIME IT SHALL BE LIGHT"...
THE DAY which has NO
EVENING AND NO MORNING, the DAY in WHICH there
IS ONLY LIGHT, is THE
God is light. In Him is NO
DARKNESS at all (1 John 1:5).
Hence, there is no
"evening" and no "morning" in His Presence.
Presence, there is no "time" as we know it.
Sabbath, in which there is ONLY light, is
Jesus and is ETERNITY .
The true Sabbath is
The 24-hour TEMPORARY day
(or shadow) gives us ONLY
The true Sabbath is
the ONLY ONE that can give us ETERNAL
Jesus Christ IS the true Sabbath
STOP FOCUSING ON the 24-hour day,
which is the shadow, and
FOCUS ON Jesus, who is THE REAL:
"There will be no
more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the
light of the sun, for the
Lord God will give them light. And they will
reign forever and ever". (Revelation 22:5)
FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015
ORIGIN OF EVIL
If God is good, then
why did He create evil?
He didn't. Everything
God created was VERY good (Genesis 1:31).
Good can exist without evil.
But evil can't exist without good.
Evil is PERVERTED
GOODNESS. Evil, therefore, is
a parasite of good.
Evil is the ONLY
THING Satan's ever
But didn't God create
No. He created
Lucifer. Lucifer was an angelic being, a cherub. When he
was created by God, he was sinless (Ezekiel 28:15). Just
like when man was created by God he was good and sinless.
God is love. Love does
not force Himself on anyone. True love involves free will.
When God created
beings lower than Himself, and gave them free will, it
carried the inherent risk that His own Creation might
Indeed, some of them
Lucifer became Satan
when he rejected God, coveted God's Throne for himself,
rebelled against God and tried
to attain Godhood BASED ON HIS OWN REBELLIOUS WORKS (Isaiah
THAT's when he
THAT's when evil
entered the world.
Satan can blame NO ONE
The name Satan, ha
Satan in Hebrew, means
Satan didn't trust
God's Goodness. Therefore, instead
of ASKING to sit on God's Throne, he
selfishly decided to STEAL IT.
That's why Jesus
called him, among other things, "the
thief" (John 10:10).
THE ONLY REASON a thief
steals is because HE
DOESN'T BELIEVE he can get what he wants by simply ASKING.
He has NO
So goodness was
perverted into evil when Satan rebelled against God.
When he decided God
COULDN'T be trusted.
When he determined that
if he wanted God's Throne, he'd have to take it away from
He'd have to
get it himself, BY HIS OWN EFFORT.
Salvation is by TRUST (faith)
Do you want to sit on
God's Throne? Do you want to rule and reign with Jesus?
If you do, it's
free. His Kingdom, EVEN HIS THRONE, is
yours for the ASKING.
THURSDAY, JULY 23,
HAIL, AUNT MARY
virginity" of Mary was
invented in the fourth century of the Christian era.
It was then that the
Christian faith was altered
and transformed from INTIMATE AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE OF
THE LIVING CHRIST - in the very depths of our being...
...TO A RELIGIOUS
ORGANIZATION FULL OF PAGAN RITES AND TRADITIONS.
In Luke 2:6 we are
told that Mary "gave birth TO HER FIRST
If Mary DID NOT GIVE
BIRTH TO ANY MORE CHILDREN, WHY
DOESN'T the Holy Spirit say "she gave birth to her ONLY son"?
"The birth of Jesus
Christ was on this wise: When Mary his mother was betrothed
to Joseph, BEFORE
THEY CAME TOGETHER, she was found with child of
the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 1:18).
The same Greek word
for "CAME TOGETHER" erchomai is used in 1
Corinthians 7:5 to say that the husband and wife must cohabit
"BEFORE they CAME TOGETHER"
CLEARLY INDICATES that, at
some point, Mary and Joseph DID "come together" and
consummate their marriage.
Matthew 1: 24-25 COULD
NOT BE CLEARER:
"When Joseph woke from
sleep he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and TOOK
MARY AS HIS WIFE, and DID
NOT KNOW HER (he did not have sex with
she gave birth to her firstborn son; and
he called his name Jesus."
In an effort to deify
Mary, the Roman religion does all kinds of mental
gymnastics to "explain" and "ADAPT" the
very clear meaning of these Scriptures - INSPIRED
BY THE HOLY SPIRIT - TO WHAT
THEY- against all odds - WANT
They can call it
"veneration" all they want, but the sad reality, for
many Catholics (though NOT ALL) is that it's
When you kneel before
a statue, pray to it, make supplications to it, ask it
to do miracles (for the record, Mary did not perform A
SINGLE MIRACLE in the Bible), pray entire rosaries and
novenas to it, sing hymns to it, light candles to it, and
utter words of exaltation and praise... THAT
is worship. THAT is adoration, which belongs TO JESUS
If God the Holy Spirit
WANTED TO TELL US that Mary was "perpetually virgin", He
would have NEVER used language like "BEFORE
THEY CAME TOGETHER," or that Joseph "TOOK
Mary as his wife", much less than he
"DIDN'T HAVE SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH HER UNTIL" she gave
birth to Jesus.
He would have simply
"And Joseph NEVER
But the Holy Spirit DID
NOT SAY THAT -- EVER!
You can search the
Bible from Genesis to Revelation and you won't find the
"perpetual virginity" of Mary ANYWHERE.
In contrast, 1 Kings
1:4 tells us about King David and Abishag the Shunammite:
"And the damsel was
very fair; and she was of service to the king, and
ministered to him; BUT THE
KING KNEW HER NOT."
Are you going to tell
me that God bothered to tell
us this about Abishag, a young woman whose only
function was to keep David warm in his old age, and
NOT about the "mother of God"?
But there is more
evidence - PROVIDED by God
After the birth of Jesus,
Joseph and Mary had sexual relations that produced four
sons and AT LEAST TWO DAUGHTERS.
The names of their
sons, according to the Gospels, the book of Acts and the
Epistles, were James, Joseph,
Simon and Judas (Matthew 13:55-56; Mark 6:3, John
7:2-10; Acts 1:14 Galatians 1:19).
In John 2:12, the end
of the wedding in Cana, Jesus "went down to Capernaum with his
BROTHERS and his
In John 7: 2-10 JESUS'
BROTHERS challenge Jesus to appear publicly on
the upcoming holiday of Sukkot, because "NEITHER
DID HIS BRETHREN BELIEVE IN HIM."
This only makes sense if
they are ACTUAL BROTHERS.
That His "cousins" did
not believe in Him is one thing. That
HIS OWN BROTHERS, as this Scripture says, DID
NOT believe in Him is quite another matter.
In Acts 1:14, we find
BROTHERS of Jesus with Mary and the other
disciples in the Upper Room.
In 1 Corinthians 9: 5,
Paul asks the rhetorical question: "We have no right to
take along a believing wife, as well as the other apostles
LORD'S BROTHERS and Peter?
Galatians 1:19 clearly
refers to James as "the
Even Josephus, the
Jewish historian, refers to James as the "BROTHER OF Jesus"
(Antiquities, Book 20, Chapter 9, and Paragraph 1).
"BY THE TESTIMONY OF
TWO OR THREE WITNESSES SHALL
EVERY MATTER BE ESTABLISHED." (Deuteronomy 19:15;
Matthew 18:16; 2 Corinthians 13:1).
WE HAVE not
one or two but 12
BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
- that Joseph and Mary had sex, and procreated SONS
AND DAUGHTERS who
WERE NATURAL BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF JESUS:
12:46; 13:55-56; Mark 6:3, 13:55; Luke 2:6; John 2:12;
7:2-10; Acts 1:14; 1 Corinthians 9:5; Galatians 1:19).
DON'T HAVE is EVEN
ONE Scripture saying that Mary was
TO God - "the case" that Mary had NATURAL children after
Jesus, and WAS NO LONGER VIRGIN, has
been ESTABLISHED BEYOND DOUBT.
Based on this
The religion of Rome would
lose its case WITHOUT RECOURSE, in an earthly court of law.
But let's look at it
from yet another perspective:
theology asserts that Jesus'
brothers were really his "cousins".
We have to ask WHY
they want us to take the word "mother" LITERALLY in all
these passages, but the word
"brothers" is to be understood FIGURATIVELY as
We have to ask WHY the
New Testament calls
them BROTHERS (adelphos) 10
TIMES, which means
"brothers" NOT cousins.
In fact, adelphos means "out
of the same womb."
If they were
DIDN'T the Holy Spirit EVEN ONCE,
use the word anepsioi which
STRICTLY means "cousins"? (Colossians 4:10).
FINALLY, we HAVE
MARY'S OWN TESTIMONY:
The Gospel of Luke
gives us details about the birth and childhood of Jesus
that are not found in any other Gospel.
acknowledges that Luke
OBTAINED THOSE DETAILS DIRECTLY FROM Mary, the mother of
Luke 2:41-45 tells us that
when Jesus was 12 years old they went to Jerusalem to
As they returned, A
WHOLE DAY went by BEFORE Mary EVEN NOTICED that
Jesus was not among them or their relatives.
We must ask: WHAT
KIND OF MOTHER abandons
her 12 year old son for A WHOLE DAY, and not even notice he
is missing? (Luke
There are ONLY
1) That Mary DIDN'T
CARE about Jesus in the least.
2) That Mary CARED
MORE about HER "nephews" and "nieces" than about HER OWN
3) That Mary was
EXTREMELY BUSY caring
for her younger children (who were at least 6 in number),
who were born after Jesus.
The ONLY objective - and HONEST-
ANSWER is #3 .
1. Matthew 12:46 Mary
and the Brothers of Jesus were outside the house where
Jesus was preaching, and were calling Him.
2. AGAIN, they
were together in Matthew 13:55-56
together in Mark 13:55.
in John 2:12
5. And again
in Acts 1:14, we find the
brothers of Jesus with Mary.
THEY WERE INSEPARABLE!
ISN'T it a bit ODD
that Mary WAS
CONSTANTLY ACCOMPANIED BY Jesus'
When HER OWN 12 year old son
WAS GONE FOR A WHOLE DAY, and she DIDN'T EVEN realize He
was not with them?
I love my aunts, I
like to spend time with them ONCE IN A WHILE, but I've
never hung around them CONSTANTLY, have you?
Also, if they were at
least 6 "COUSINS" they must have had OTHER AUNTS besides
HOW COME they
WERE ALWAYS WITH Mary?
DID Mary HERSELF give this information to Luke?
If what the Roman
religion says is true, then
Mary was THE
WORST MOTHER in
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22,
THE IMPOSSIBLE VERSES
"Was not Abraham our
father JUSTIFIED BY WORKS, when
he had offered Isaac his son on the altar?
You SEE how faith
worked with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
And the scripture
WAS FULFILLED which said, Abraham
BELIEVED God, AND IT WAS IMPUTED TO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS:
and he was called the Friend of God.
You SEE then that
A MAN IS JUSTIFIED BY WORKS, and not by faith only." (James
That is how this
Scripture reads in most English translations of the Bible.
Problem is: that
IS NOT what it says in the original Greek.
is NOT what the ORIGINAL Book of James says.
English Bibles did not
exist until the 14th century A.D.
That means there were
NO ENGLISH BIBLES UNTIL some 1,300 years AFTER the New
Testament was written.
By then, Rome had made
its own "translations" of the original Hebrew, Aramaic and
Greek into Latin.
Their main translator,
Jerome, commissioned by Pope Damasus, REVISED
his translation to conform to official Church doctrine.
translation would be further "edited" by various
translators who CAPRICIOUSLY
inserted punctuation marks - NONEXISTENT in the original
text - WHERE THEY BEST SUITED the BIASED, UNILATERAL
interpretation of religious hierarchy.
Reformers took a crack at translating --1,000
years AFTER Jerome performed his magic - they blindly
accepted the punctuation marks and, for the most part, his
The DISASTROUS RESULTS
remain with us to this very day.
the English translation of this passage, QUOTED
ABOVE, Abraham was declared righteous by God BY
HIS WORK of OFFERING UP Isaac.
However, when we go
back to the Old Testament, we see THAT
that IS FALSE and UTTERLY IMPOSSIBLE.
Abram believed God and
HIS FAITH ALONE WAS COUNTED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS - SOME
26 to 33 years BEFORE Isaac was even BORN (Genesis
How, then, could he have
been JUSTIFIED (declared righteous) BY
Again: Abram was
DECLARED RIGHTEOUS by God LONG
BEFORE there was any Isaac.
That is UNDISPUTED,
Therefore, if the
Vulgate is correct, and if our English translations are
We know, of course, that
it's IMPOSSIBLE for God to lie (Romans 3:4;
ALSO IMPOSSIBLE for MOST English translations of these
verses TO BE CORRECT.
Pause for a moment - re-read
the last 7 paragraphs, and let this Truth sink in.
that HAS LIED.
God had declared Abram
FAITH ONLY, LONG BEFORE Isaac was BORN, in fact, BEFORE
Isaac had even been CONCEIVED by Sarah
HOW, THEN, can this
passage say that Abraham was
justified BY WORKS - when he offered up Isaac?
It CAN'T say
It DOESN'T say
The original NEVER
NOT justified BY WORKS.
the righteousness (faith, salvation) that HE ALREADY HAD by
his "work" of offering Isaac.
his faith (trust) in God BY OBEDIENTLY OFFERING UP HIS ONLY
SON, Isaac, as God had asked.
By his ACTIONS (work
of offering his only son) he
DEMONSTRATED THE RIGHTEOUSNESS HE ALREADY
HAD THROUGH FAITH ONLY.
Hebrews 11:17-19 tells
us that Abraham TRUSTED GOD
to the point that HE BELIEVED that even if he offered
Isaac in sacrifice, God WOULD
RAISE HIS SON FROM THE DEAD.
and RIGHTEOUSNESS ARE INVISIBLE, Abraham DEMONSTRATED
(SHOWED) both his faith and the righteousness he already
had BY THE VISIBLE ACT of offering his
This is PROVEN BEYOND
DOUBT by verse 22 which says:
SEE that Abraham's faith and what he did
worked together. His
faith WAS SHOWN TO
BE GENUINE BY WHAT HE DID." (James 2:22, God's
And again in verse 24:
You SEE that
a man IS
SHOWN TO BE RIGHTEOUS BY WORKS and NOT by
James was simply
saying: FAITH AND RIGHTEOUSNESS ARE
The ONLY WAY TO PROVE THEM,the
only way OTHERS CAN "SEE" THEM, is THROUGH OUR ACTIONS.
That is ALL that
James was saying.
We SEE a SAVED person's
(invisible) RIGHTEOUSNESS -- which he/she already has
through Jesus ONLY, BY Grace through FAITH -- by
OTHER WAY we can "SEE" someone's FAITH.
Which part of "you
SEE" DON'T RELIGIONISTS get?
Which part of "you
SEE", DIDN'T THEY WANT TO understand because
THEY'D ALREADY DECIDED - CONTRADICTING SCORES OF SCRIPTURES
THAT STATE OTHERWISE - that works played a role in
This is the CORRECT
translation of James 2:21-24:
"Was not Abraham our
father SHOWN TO BE RIGHTEOUS BY WORKS, when he offered
Isaac his son on the altar?
You SEE how
faith COOPERATED WITH his works, and by
works was faith EXPRESSED and CONSUMMATED.
And the scripture WAS
FULFILLED which said,Abraham
BELIEVED God, AND IT WAS IMPUTED TO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS:
and he was called the Friend of God.
You SEE then
that A MAN SHOWS THE
RIGHTEOUSNESS he ALREADY HAS BY
WORKS, and not by faith only." (James 2:21-24)
Jesus taught salvation
through FAITH ONLY (John 3:16; 5:24)
So did Peter (Acts
So did Paul (Romans
3:20; Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16; Titus 3:5).
So did John (1 John
So did Phillip (Acts
So did Jude (Jude 1:3)
And SO DID JAMES (Acts
15:13-20; James 1:2-4; 2:8).
There is NO
DISCREPANCY WHATSOEVER between James -what
he REALLY said -and the TRUE and ONLY Gospel of
According to Proverbs
30:6 all those who ADD or
change God's Word ARE LIARS.
According to Galatians
1:8 ALL those who preach
"ANOTHER gospel" and ADD WORKS as "requirement" for
salvation are ACCURSED.
TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015
Yesterday, July 20,
2015 the UN Security Council voted
15-0 in favor of the recently announced Iran nuclear deal.
We VERY SELDOM see
such unanimity among its members.
Last week, as the
details of this SECRET agreement began to emerge, President
Obama tried to calm everyone down by asserting that it
would make "the world safer".
I can almost hear the
Iranians and Russians laughing.
And Vladimir Putin
must be grinning from ear to ear:
Americans and Western Europeans ACTUALLY
Perhaps the most
overlooked part of the agreement is that
Russia will be able to sell arms to Iran, including
long-range missiles CAPABLE OF HITTING THE U.S.A.
Read in Isaiah 13:9-18
HOW THE DAY OF THE LORD (tribulation) begins:
DAY OF THE LORD comes, cruel both with wrath and fierce
anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy
its sinners out of it.
FOR THE STARS OF
HEAVEN AND ITS CONSTELLATIONS SHALL NOT GIVE THEIR LIGHT:
THE SUN SHALL BE DARKENED IN ITS GOING FORTH, AND THE MOON
SHALL NOT CAUSE ITS LIGHT TO SHINE.
And I will punish the world
for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and
I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will
lay low the haughtiness of the ruthless.
I will make a man more rare
than fine gold; even a man more than the golden wedge
WILL SHAKE THE HEAVENS, AND THE EARTH SHALL REMOVE OUT OF
HER PLACE, IN THE WRATH OF the LORD of hosts, and in THE
DAY OF his fierce anger.
And it shall be as the
hunted gazelle, and as a sheep that no man gathers up:
every man shall return to his own people, and flee everyone
into his own land.
Everyone that is found SHALL
BE THRUST THROUGH; and everyone THAT IS CAUGHT SHALL FALL
BY THE SWORD.
Their children also
shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses
shall be plundered, and their wives ravished.
WILL STIR UP the Medes (Iran) AGAINST THEM, who
shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not
delight in it.
THEIR BOWS also shall
dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity
on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare
This agreement DOESN'T
make the world safer, DOESN'T make
the U.S. safer, and DOESN'T make
It makes the world FAR
MORE DANGEROUS, and our very existence much more
The U.S. and Europe will pay
dearly for their folly (Isaiah 2:12-19).
It brings to mind yet
another verse from the Bible:
1 Thessalonians 5:3:
"When THEY SAY
"peace and safety' then SUDDEN
DESTRUCTION COMES ON
THEM, as labor
pains on a pregnant woman -- and THEY WILL
By God's Grace,
born-again believers WILL escape.
"THEY" will have
to live AND DIE with the
CONSEQUENCES of their delusion.
MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015
THE MONTHS OF TAMMUZ & AV
The 4th and 5th months
on the Hebrew calendar, roughly corresponding to
July-August in the Gregorian calendar, are the most
mournful in Jewish history.
According to Jewish
tradition, as the month of Av begins their "JOY IS
Some of the darkest
events in Jewish history have occurred in the months of
6 Tammuz - (1976)
- Entebbe Rescue, where Prime Minister Netanyahu's brother
lost his life.
9 Tammuz - (423 BC)
- Jerusalem Walls breached by the Babylonian armies of King
THREE WEEKS LATER the
capture of Jerusalem was finished with the destruction of
the Temple and the exile of most Jews to Babylon.
17 Tammuz - (1312 BC) -
Golden Calf offered by the Jewish people, ONLY 40 DAYS
AFTER receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai.
17 Tammuz - (70 AD) -
Jerusalem Walls Breached this time by the Romans.
1 Av - (1273 BC) -
Death of Aaron, Moses' brother and Israel's first High
According to Torah, he
died at 123 years of age (Numbers 33:38).
1 Av - (2015 AD) Nuclear
Agreement with Iran reached.
Strongly opposed by
Jews and Arabs,
Netanyahu emphatically stating that Israel is not bound by
this agreement, and that Israel will defend itself.
7 Av - (1492) -
The Spanish Inquisition
The Jews of Spain were
expelled by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, destroying
many centuries of Jewish life there.
9 Av - (586 BC and 70 AD) -
First and Second Temples Destroyed by Babylonians and
9 Av - (133 AD) -
Betar, the last stronghold of the Bar Kochba rebellion,
fell to the Romans after a three-year siege. 580,000 (half
a million) Jews died by either starvation or the sword,
including Bar Kochba, the leader of the rebellion.
9 Av - (1290 AD) -
Jews were expelled from England
10 Av - (2005) -
Thousands of Israelis
were evacuated from 25 towns and settlements in the Gaza
Strip including 16 settlements in "Gush Katif".
This paved the way for
terrorist Hamas to rule Gaza and surroundings, including
historic Bethlehem, where our precious Jesus was born, resulting
in the persecution of Christians, their lives and
businesses destroyed, forced into exile, almost daily
firing of rockets toward Israel and last year's all-out
According to Scripture, it
will be in the month of Av that the Antichrist will enter
the third temple, declare himself "God" and place the
Abomination of Desolation (a statue of himself) in it (Daniel
The month of Av is
followed by Elul and then Tishri, the 7th month, which
begins with 10 "days of awe" and
culminates with Sukkot known as "the season OF OUR
It is on
Sukkot when the Second Coming of Christ MUST happen (Deuteronomy
When Messiah Jesus
returns ALL ISRAEL will
rejoice, each and every day, each and every month.
SUNDAY, JULY 19 2015
DEAL WITH IRAN
Headlines this week
have been real downers.
First the lame Iran
deal, which favors that nation which infamously exports
terrorism and aspires to world domination and the
obliteration of the Jewish State.
Then the senseless
shooting at the U.S. training center, of 6 innocent people
- 5 of whom are dead, one injured) by a HOME GROWN,
NATURALIZED, Muslim terrorist.
We've been saying for
over 10 years that Iran will
get nukes, and that it will be UNSTOPPABLE, UNTIL
it faces Antichrist.
We've also addressed
that topic several times in these daily messages.
We have also discussed
that terrorists have
infiltrated our very porous, virtually NONEXISTENT
"borders", that they have
more people poised to attack at a moment's notice than
they're letting on, and that it's only A MATTER OF TIME
BEFORE THEY make a big hit somewhere.
As a student of Bible
prophecy, I can't say I'm surprised by either event.
As American, and
freedom loving human being, I
am extremely disappointed and saddened by the grim news.
I know that certain
things MUST HAPPEN, but that doesn't mean I'm not
heartbroken at seeing our
once great country diminished and DRIVEN INTO THE GROUND by
Just like I don't like
to see our closest ally Israel thrown under the bus.
THAT is the ONE SURE,
BIBLICAL way to bring God's judgment on a nation.
After nearly 23 months
of secret "negotiations", the P5+1 (the five permanent
members of the United Nations Security Council-China,
France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States-plus
Germany), and the European Union reached a "comprehensive"
deal with Iran to allegedly curb its nuclear ambitions.
A deal that, for all
intents and purposes, is WORTHLESS AND UNVERIFIABLE.
That all but
GUARANTEES that Iran will get nuclear bombs in the near
Makes you wonder WHAT
THE HECK their reps were "negotiating" for the past two
What "concessions" did
they get from Iran?
24-DAY ADVANCE NOTICE
to inspect their nukes?
WHAT would they have
gotten otherwise, THREE
MONTHS NOTICE ?
It seems that Iran
outsmarted the feckless "negotiators" and GOT WHAT IT
The alleged agreement
is A JOKE.
No wonder they kept
the public and elected officials IN THE DARK about the
negotiations until the very end.
And while Congress can
now review the agreement and, potentially, oppose it, the
Surrenderer in Chief in the Oval Office has already stated
he will veto any such attempt.
Chances of getting a
two thirds majority in Congress to override his veto are
slim to none.
The Bible indicates
that THE ONLY significant
opposition the Antichrist will encounter during the
upcoming tribulation WON'T COME FROM the U.S., Russia,
China, the U.K., France or Germany, but
rather from Iran.
accomplish what the P5+1 COULDN'T: CONQUER Iran, thereby
pretending AT FIRST to be Israel's "savior".
It's rather telling
that this agreement was finalized IN THE THREE WEEK PERIOD
THAT LEADS TO the 9th of Av, the gloomiest day on the
The darkest events in
Jewish history have taken place in the months of Tammuz-Av.
That brings us to
Can it be mere
"coincidence" that this happened THE
DAY AFTER the Iran agreement was concluded?
We have known FOR A
LONG TIME (months and months) that
Muslim terrorists ARE TARGETING OUR MILITARY FACILITIES AND
ALL OF THEM were
supposed to be "on high alert" to prevent any attacks.
armed terrorist can gain such easy access, start
shooting our recruits, kill or wound them at will, then GO
TO A SECOND U.S. FACILITY BEFORE he's caught or killed
-- is UNCONSCIONABLE.
That there wasn't even
ONE U.S. guard at the premises to take the murderer out
BEFORE he could go on a deathly rampage is
WHAT would have
happened IF they HADN'T BEEN
on "high alert"?
Would they have
handled marine recruits OUTDOORS?
This tragic event was
Yet the four marines
and one navy officer killed were easy targets, basically
They were COMPLETELY
They even had A SIGN
at the recruitment office WINDOW ADVERTISING it's a "GUN
You might as well hang
up a sign that says "WELCOME,
TERRORISTS. WE'RE ALL UNARMED. JUST COME AND
SHOOT US WHENEVER YOU LIKE".
WHAT were those in
the upper echelons of our military THINKING?
How STUPID and NAÏVE can
No wonder we have a
worldwide reputation for being good only on economic and
technological issues, but
TOTALLY INEPT (except for the FBI and CIA) at
predicting or preventing terrorist ingenuity.
Heaven help us.
Needless to say, our
hearts go out to the victims and their families, along with
Washington better WAKE UP.
SOMEONE up there
needs to START THINKING like these assassins think, and DO
SOMETHING to PREVENT such incidents.
Otherwise NO ONE in
this nation will be safe.
Otherwise we're in for
SATURDAY, JULY 18,
"You believe that
there is ONE God; you
do well: THE DEMONS ALSO
BELIEVE, and tremble" (James 2:19)
Man invented religion maintains that
faith in Christ ISN'T ENOUGH for salvation. That we MUST
invariably involve being
member of their FALSE man-fabricated denomination, and
following their FALSE, man-concocted precepts.
It also involves LEGALISM:
a return to the Law given at Sinai to
a bunch of former slaves, who DIDN'T have Jesus, DIDN'T have
His Holy Spirit, and had
LIVED 400 YEARS in CRUEL BONDAGE, doing FORCED LABOR,
hence HAD NO CLUE HOW TO
AT LEAST 50 New Testament verses that say, in every
possible way, from every possible angle, that Salvation is
BY GRACE ALONE, THROUGH FAITH ALONE, and DESPERATELY
CLING to that ONE New Testament verse to promote their lie.
They claim, FALSELY,
that this one verse PROVES that
Salvation ISN'T by faith ALONE.
After all, demons
believe but they are not saved.
First of all, James
is NOT talking about SOUL SALVATION. He was writing to
ALREADY SAVED believers in Christ (James 2:1).
James was writing
about SAVING BROTHERS AND
SISTERS IN JERUSALEM FROM DYING OF HUNGER, SINCE THERE WAS
SEVERE FAMINE AND DROUGHT, as attested by both the
Bible and secular history.
His point was that FAITH
ALONE won't feed them and save them from physical death.
Hence, these brothers
who lived OUTSIDE JERUSALEM needed
TO SHOW their faith WITH PRACTICAL ACTIONS like providing
money and food.
Secondly, that verse
says that demons believe that
there is ONE God.
It says NOTHING about
demons believing in Jesus.
Repeat: it says NOTHING - not
a word - about demons TRUSTING
Jesus Christ for salvation.
says is that demons are MONOTHEISTS.
So are Jews,
Christians, and Muslims.
If Salvation could be
achieved through monotheism, then ALL
MUSLIMS, INCLUDING ALL THE WICKED TERRORISTS, WOULD BE
believe ONLY with their minds, IT
SAYS NOTHING - not a word - about their hearts.
It says NOTHING
about demons being BORN-AGAIN.
It says NOTHING
about demons believing Jesus died for their sins.
It says NOTHING
about demons receiving Jesus Christ INTO THEIR HEARTS as
Lord, Savior and ONLY God (Romans 10:9).
It says NOTHING about
demons TRUSTING Jesus and His
PERFECT, FINISHED Work of Redemption AS ETERNALLY
Salvation (Hebrews 9:12; 10:14).
So much for that LAME,
Demons KNOW there's
That's ALL it says.
So do Muslims and
non-Messianic Jews and
THEY'RE NOT saved either.
Why? Because they DO
NOT believe that that ONE God is Jesus.
never been BORN AGAIN OF His SPIRIT (John 3:3-5).
NEVER INVITED Jesus Christ into their hearts and received
Him as their ONE AND ONLY Lord, Savior and God (John
consequently, they are NOT
MADE PARTAKERS OF His Divine Nature (2 Peter 1:4).
Neither are demons.
That's why NONE
OF THEM are saved.
They ALL have UNREGENERATE
So do ALL
THOSE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN BORN AGAIN, INCLUDING so-called
are DEGENERATE (UNSAVED) hearts.
THE ONLY SAVED BEINGS are
those whose hearts HAVE been regenerated (BORN AGAIN) by
the Spirit of Christ, and thus are CONNECTED by Spirit
with Jesus Himself (Romans 8:9).
The New Testament COULDN'T
BE CLEARER about HOW Salvation is attained:
"If you shall confess
with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall
BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART that God has raised Him from the
dead, YOU SHALL BE SAVED" (Romans
Show me JUST
ONE "BORN-AGAIN demon" and I'll become THE
GREATEST ADVOCATE of "faith plus works" the world has ever
NEVER SAVED A SINGLE SOUL (Titus 3:5).
ONE God HAS NEVER
SAVED A SINGLE SOUL.
Trusting Jesus Christ
to wash away our sins by His holiest and MOST PRECIOUS
BLOOD (Revelation 7:14; 12:11) and receiving His Spirit
into our hearts... HAS SAVED
FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015
EVERYTHING'S NOT A DEMON
Yes, Satan is real
and more evil that words can
Yes, there are demons
and evil spirits that serve him and they
are extremely wicked as well.
Yes, I'm the first to
say that Satan HAS HUMAN
"secret agents" that infiltrate our congregations,
prayer groups, Sunday schools, media, ministries, etc.
Like their puppeteer
master, all they seek to do
is steal, kill, destroy and CONFUSE.
If they can't steal
your money, they'll do their best to
steal your time.
being THE CENTER of attention.
They LOVE to distract us and
make us take our eyes off Jesus.
LEECHES whose entire universe consists of "me, me, me, me,
me, me, me, me, me and ME".
I know firsthand
because Satan not
only FOLLOWS THIS MINISTRY PERSONALLY, but always has not
one but SEVERAL of his puppets hanging around.
And the Holy Spirit ALWAYS
exposes them sooner rather than later.
EVERY PROBLEM Christians face is caused by Satan or demons.
There's this tendency
in Christendom, especially among hyper-Charismatics, to
BLAME EVERYTHING on "demons".
Every problem IS
NOT CAUSED BY demons.
Yes, they exist. And
since Jesus' Resurrection they're mostly imprisoned in the
abyss. But I've often said
that the creep and his creepers get FAR MORE CREDIT than
The existence of
Satan, satanic angels, evil spirits and demons DOES
NOT EXEMPT US FROM PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.
A LOT of the problems
in this world, and especially IN CHRISTENDOM, are
We needed no "help"
from Satan or demons: we
MESSED UP ALL ON OUR OWN.
God gave each of us FREE
NO demon, NO Satan, NOT EVEN GOD HIMSELF will override.
No demon can POSSESS a
born-again child of God: NO
WAY, NO HOW.
Demons can harass,
confuse and wreak havoc IN OUR LIVES, but
they CANNOT POSSESS Christians.
They can bother us ONLY,
if we LET them.
They operate in our
lives when WE OPEN the door.
When we allow FEAR -- in one
form or another -- into our lives.
There are a millions
of fun games in cyberspace, WHY
must you engage in THAT SATANIC ONE?
It wasn't a demon that
got you hooked on porn. You
did that ALL ON YOUR OWN.
That some demon saw AN
OPPORTUNITY ONCE YOU WERE HOOKED, and
has aggravated the problem even more, is a different matter
If you're so worried
about demons operating in your life, then
why DO PARTICIPATE IN SÉANCES, play with ouija boards, and
dabble in New Age, WHICH
OPEN THE DOOR TO THE SPIRIT WORD OF THE OCCULT?
Before you blame Satan
or demons for all your problems, at least have THE HONESTY
and MORAL INTEGRITY to take a
long, deep and REALISTIC look
THURSDAY, JULY 16,
not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way
you judge others, you will be judged,
and WITH THE MEASURE YOU USE, it will be MEASURED to you.
Why do you look AT
THE SPECK of sawdust in your brother's eye and
PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE PLANK IN YOUR OWN EYE?
HOW CAN YOU SAY TO
YOUR BROTHER, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when
all the time THERE IS A PLANK
IN YOUR OWN EYE?
YOU HYPOCRITE, FIRST TAKE
THE PLANK OUT OF YOUR OWN EYE, and THEN YOU WILL SEE
CLEARLY to remove the speck from your brother's eye"
Did Jesus say WE
CANNOT JUDGE ANYONE OR ANYTHING, ever?
Did He say we
CANNOT JUDGE wrong doctrine based on His Word?
Did He say we
CANNOT JUDGE heresies that lead lost souls straight to
Is THAT what
our Lord was talking about?
Because if it was, then
Jesus (perish the thought) was
A LIAR, who contradicted Himself COUNTLESS TIMES and DID
NOT practice what He preached.
He JUDGED the Pharisees and
TEACHERS OF THE LAW rather harshly in Matthew chapter
In verse 33 of that
chapter He flat-out told them THEY WOULD NOT ESCAPE THE
JUDGMENT OF the lake of fire (Gehenna).
In Mark 11:17 and John
JUDGED the sellers in the temple, overturned their
tables, loosed their doves, and called them THIEVES.
"Oh, but that was
holy, perfect Jesus".
about IMPERFECT Paul who JUDGED Galatians who
wanted to get back under the law after being set free by
Grace? (Galatians 3:1-3)
What about John who JUDGED
those who denied that Jesus came in the flesh as
"antichrists"? (2 John 1:7)
What about imperfect
Jude, Jesus' half-brother, who
JUDGED heretics and called them "clouds without
rain, TWICE DEAD AND PLUCKED
UP BY THE ROOTS"? (Jude 1:12)
An Adventist heretic
recently quoted that Scripture and told me that
I "SHOULDN'T JUDGE their doctrine" and that I "should only
talk about the love of Jesus".
I told her that she
must be HOLIER than Jesus because even
He, THE PERSONIFICATION OF Divine Love, DID NOT ALWAYS talk
about "God's Love".
I also told her SHE
IS A HYPOCRITE because she
HAD NOT CONTACTED HER OWN RELIGION AND TOLD THEM to talk
"ONLY ABOUT THE LOVE OF JESUS" AND STOP JUDGING Catholics
and Evangelicals as they continually do, since they
brag about being "God's true church".
A religion invented a
mere 150 years ago cannot be
"God's true church" when
His Church has been in existence since the first century
The Bible says we
are to JUDGE THE ANGELS (1 Corinthians 6:3).
So, if Christians
cannot judge things OF THIS WORLD based
on God's Word, we're in big trouble.
WHAT WAS JESUS TALKING ABOUT?
He was talking ABOUT
He was talking about
religious hypocrites WHO STRAIN OUT A TINY GNAT but SWALLOW
A WHOLE CAMEL.
the least bit interested in the millions of damnable
doctrines that affect a person's salvation.
They never bother TELLING
THEM "hey, what you're teaching is NOT the Gospel and
They're NOT even grateful for
SPECIAL revelation from God's Spirit and Word.
ALL THEY CARE about is
removing that "little speck" out of their brother's eye.
I encounter them EVERY
SINGLE DAY OF MY LIFE.
Jesus wasn't saying NOT to
judge anything, ever.
He was saying DON'T
FOCUS ON SMALL, UNIMPORTANT things, TO THE NEGLECT of
larger, CONSEQUENTIAL ones.
Don't split theological
you're letting HUGE LOGS get by WITHOUT EVEN A WORD OF
REALLY MATTERS, based on His word.
Those things that
AFFECT an individual's ETERNAL DESTINY ARE WHAT REALLY
THAT is a
All else is "speck".
Leave it ALONE.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15,
DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE WORD
THE HEAVENS ARE HIGHER THAN THE EARTH, SO
ARE MY WAYS HIGHER THAN YOUR WAYS AND MY THOUGHTS THAN YOUR
IS MY WORD THAT GOES OUT FROM MY MOUTH: IT WILL NOT RETURN
TO ME EMPTY, BUT WILL ACCOMPLISH WHAT I DESIRE and ACHIEVE
THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH I SENT IT" (Isaiah
Again and again people
ask about someone they're trying to bring to saving faith
WHAT can I do?
WHAT would you say?
HOW would you present
The answers are:
1) ALL you can do is
present the true Gospel of Grace, which offers FREE,
UNCONDITIONAL salvation TO EVERYONE who receives Christ
into their hearts and TRUSTS His Goodness, instead of their
2. We CANNOT FORCE
ANYONE to receive Christ.
They - and
they ALONE - can make that decision.
3) I would present the
Gospel the same way I've been
presenting it on this website for almost 11 years, the same
way I state it above.
We tend to think "it's
our fault" when someone does not receive Christ
immediately: that we "did something wrong" in presenting
it, didn't go a "good enough job", left
something out", or "should have said this or the other."
Scripture tells us
THAT NO ONE can come to
Christ unless the Father draws them (John 6:65).
It also tells us every
human has THE GOD GIVEN RIGHT to receive Jesus or REJECT
Jesus (Revelation 22:17).
We can present the
clearest gospel and/or greatest evangelistic message and
they STILL have that right.
If they WON'T receive
Jesus, there's NOTHING we can
How many people rejected
Jesus BACK IN THE FIRST CENTURY, despite His tremendous
teaching which He backed up with GREAT MIRACLES?
NO ONE will ever
present the Gospel better than He did, nor DEMONSTRATE IT
'A servant is not
greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will
persecute you also. If
they LISTENED TO my teaching, they will LISTEN to yours
also" (John 15:20).
All we can do is sow
the Word, the Gospel of Salvation. The rest is in God's
hands and theirs.
The other thing to
keep in mind is that NOT EVERYONE comes to Christ WHEN
And while it would be
great if everyone came to Christ TODAY, and even though "today"
IS THE DAY of Salvation, every individual has a different
"today" (Ecclesiastes 3:1).
the power of God's Word.
Once you put Him OUT
will NOT return empty.
He will do what
He set out to accomplish.
ACHIEVE HIS PURPOSE.
We must NEVER
give up on God's Word.
I have sown the Gospel and,
admittedly, nearly given up on bringing that soul to
I have sown Gospel
seeds 30 years ago, that have
only sprouted (praise Jesus!) JUST RECENTLY.
"dormant" ALL THOSE YEARS, until... BOOM!
Our assignment is TO
PREACH THE GOOD NEWS.
Once we do our part, we
must allow the Holy Spirit to do His.
Once we do our part,
it's in His hands.
And God's "timing" is
TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015
As believers in Jesus
Christ, what should be our #1
ON WHAT should we
focus our attention, ABOVE
Should our first
priority be studying God's Word, perfecting God's Love,
growing in faith? Should it be prayer?
As important as all these
things are, they are not the #1 priority for
Our Lord Jesus Christ told
us what our first priority must be.
didn't say it was studying God's Word. He did say you
should "search the scriptures". But as precious as the
written word is, that's not it.
Even though God is love, he
didn't say priority number one was love.
Even though without
faith it's impossible to please Him, He
never said priority number one was growing in faith.
So, what is every
Christian's number #1 priority? Here are Jesus' words:
"SEEK FIRST (before
anything else) the Kingdom of God, and His Righteousness, and
ALL THESE THINGS will be ADDED unto you" (Matthew 6:33).
Priority number one
for every Christian (it should be priority number one for
non-Christians, as well) is
to seek FIRST God's kingdom.
We are to seek His KINGDOM
(within us) and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, NOT
When we do, God's
OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS is added unto us (2nd Corinthians
"All these things"
which, in context, refers to
the basic necessities such as food, shelter and clothing
will also be "added".
WE ARE TO SEEK God's
KINGDOM INSIDE OF US, EVERY
SINGLE DAY OF OUR LIVES - BEFORE seeking
ANY THING ELSE.
WHY is that THE
MOST IMPORTANT thing for us to do?
Because when we
receive Jesus as Lord His Kingdom comes into us, into our
Because it's in that
Kingdom inside our spirits, where
we find and manifest His Righteousness.
where our born-again Nature is located.
where God Himself lives by His Holy Spirit and in the
Person of Jesus.
Because love and faith
are the fruit of the spirit. They come from the Kingdom of
God inside our spirit. They
don't come from anywhere else.
Trying to manifest
God's perfect love, or the faith of God, IN
OUR OWN STRENGTH, APART FROM his HOLY Spirit, is an
exercise in futility.
These attributes of
God come from only one source, God Himself.
Can't get them any
Now that we have
Almighty God, the Holy One Himself, Love Himself, Faith
Himself, Righteousness Himself, living in us, OUR
NUMBER ONE PRIORITY IS TO FOCUS ON HIM. On HIS Kingdom, on
HIS Presence, in the deepest, innermost parts of our being.
SEEK JESUS, HIS KINGDOM AND
HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, BEFORE you seek anyone or anything
Our God is
A REWARDER OF those who DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM
MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015
GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
Righteousness is A
Jesus (God) bestows on us when we come to Him with a
contrite and humble heart, and receive Him into the deepest
parts of our being as only God and Savior.
It's tremendous and
Ephesians 6:14 tells
us to put on the BREASTPLATE
Paul uses the analogy
of Roman armor which was the most advanced defensive and
offensive weapon at the time.
The breastplate is what
covers the vital organs in the human body: the heart,
the lungs, the stomach, the liver, the intestines.
WITHOUT THE BREASTPLATE a
soldier would be virtually NAKED
There are millions of
"Christians" who quote that Scripture, "put on the
breastplate" of righteousness, and
they are defeated.
Many are even UNSAVED.
Here's the problem:
they put on THEIR
Problem is, THEY
HAVEN'T GOT ANY.
have NO BREASTPLATE.
vital organs are EXPOSED.
Hence, they're fair
game for Satan not only to wallop but
also to use for target practice.
I don't care WHAT
you've done or haven't done, YOU
HAVE NO RIGHTEOUSNESS OF YOUR OWN.
Before God's PERFECT
righteousness ALL our
righteousness is AS FILTHY RAGS (Isaiah 64:6).
ALL the righteousness in
the universe BELONGS TO
THERE IS NO
RIGHTEOUSNESS Besides His Perfect Righteousness,.
Brothers and sisters
you can scour the entire,
ever expanding universe in search of righteousness and YOU
WON'T FIND ANY RIGHTEOUSNESS ANYWHERE (Psalm 53:1,3;
Romans 3:12; Titus 3:5).
The ONLY righteousness that
exists, the only righteousness there is, the ONLY
righteousness you'll find, and
the only righteousness YOU NEED is Jesus'
He gives us THE GIFT of HIS
OWN PERFECT righteousness when
we give Him ALL our hearts (2
THAT'S the only
righteousness you'll ever find.
And, I got news for
Satan, terrorists, religion, and everyone else:
Against Jesus' Righteousness
THERE IS NO LAW.
NOTHING and NO ONE on
this earth, or in the entire universe, can
STAND AGAINST Jesus' Righteousness!
That is why Paul (who
had murdered hundreds of Christians prior to his
conversion) can CONFIDENTLY AND BOLDLY SAY:
"There is now NO CONDEMNATION for
those who are in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:1).
If Christ Himself has MADE US
righteous -- with His own RIGHTEOUSNESS -- WHO will
accuse His elect? (Romans 8:33)
There is NO
ACCUSATION, no guilt and NO CONDEMNATION that
can stand against JESUS'
PERFECT, INFINITE, ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS.
THAT'S THE BREASTPLATE of
which you need to be THOROUGHLY
ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that
Jesus has given it to you as
His UNCONDITIONAL GIFT.
THAT'S THE BREASTPLATE that
you need to strap on. And
KEEP ON -- at ALL TIMES.
SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015
FRANCIS & THE DONALD
The current Pope and
the leading Republican candidate for President seem to
share one trait, if nothing else:
They both love to hog the
It's fascinating to
see how the media treats these two otherwise VERY DIFFERENT
They lavish praise on
Francis turning him into a media superstar because
he promotes their leftist, "wealth is evil, capitalism is
evil" socialist agenda.
They assail Trump branding
him a racist and hate monger because he promotes
capitalism, restoring GREATNESS to America - which, in
their contorted worldview is probably one of the greatest
"evils", if not THE greatest -
and, most of all, BECAUSE HE REFUSES TO PLAY BY THEIR
He also refuses to
play by WASHINGTON'S rules.
While Europe was
preoccupied with tumbling markets and the possible Grexit
(exit from the EU by Greece, which is up to its eyeballs in
debt, yet defiantly refuses to abide by any "austerity
measures" imposed by the EU), Trump
and Francis dominated the headlines.
Francis was at it
again this week, visiting several countries in his native
South America, preaching the
evils of capitalism, calling it "the devil's dung", and
commiserating with that "champion of human rights", cocaine
trafficker and Bolivian communist dictator Evo Morales, who
presented Francis with a rare and rather appropriate "gift"
OF A CRUCIFIX MOUNTED ON THE COMMUNIST SYMBOLS OF THE
HAMMER AND SICKLE.
I will say ONE GOOD
THING about Francis, though: he did apologize for the
"great evils" committed "in the Name of God" by his
religion on the indigenous people of the Americas.
Some might argue it's
WAY TOO LITTLE for the horrendous atrocities committed, and
500 years TOO LATE, but
recognizing one's sins is always the first step toward
But it was THE DONALD who
carried the week: media
guys just COULDN'T STOP
talking about him.
monopolized both the airwaves and print media.
He got exposure YOU
assault on Trump (not to mention that of Hollywood
celebrities and quasi-celebrities) HAS
The more they piled on
him, the more he's risen in the polls, sending Jeb Bush
down to second place.
I've never cared much
for Trump of his personal lifestyle, but the reason for his
rise in popularity is not just Celebrity Apprentice, or
Miss Universe, or the fact he owns vast real estate
holdings and is worth billions.
Nor is it his comments
about ILLEGAL immigrants (which part of ILLEGAL-
ILLEGAL - ILLEGAL don't these people get?)
Nor is it as some
leftist clown proposed on Huffington Post that he's tapped
into an underlying racist streak in Republican voters.
It's because of the 20
or so Republican aspirants to the presidency, he's
THE ONLY ONE who's saying WHAT MANY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR:
That our country's
going down the tubes FAST, and we'd like to see it restored
It remains to be seen
whether Trump's actions match his rhetoric, but AT LEAST HE
SEES the problems (from a political point of view) and
PROPOSES TO SOLVE THEM.
Though I'm not
affiliated with either party, I like and could see myself
voting for a few of the Republican candidates - I could
never, under any circumstance, vote for Hillary - BUT NONE
OF THESE GUYS SEEM TO GET IT.
They're ALL SLAVES TO
I just don't see ANY
GUY or GAL among the potential candidates with
the INTELLIGENCE, NEGOTIATING SKILLS, and STRENGTH OF
CHARACTER to confront and defeat the many evils we face.
And for God's sakes STOP
TALKING about Ronald Reagan!
He was President in 1980.
It's 2015. We're living IN A TOTALLY DIFFERENT WORLD that
poses TOTALLY DIFFERENT CHALLENGES.
The main reason Trump
is rising in the polls is because he's THE ONLY ONE IN THE
BUNCH with the guts TO TELL
IT LIKE IT IS.
SATURDAY, JULY 11,
WHY DO YOU CALL ME GOOD?
I love Jesus, I love
Jesus, I love Jesus...
He could SEE right through
the DIM VEIL OF religious pretense, cut to the chase, and
hit people right between the eyes with incontrovertible
Truly, as John so
clearly said, "He KNEW what
was in man" (John 2:25).
We have a beautiful
example of this in the Gospel of Mark 10:17-22 where a rich
young man goes up to Jesus, falls on his knees before Him
and asks "GOOD TEACHER, what MUST I
DO to inherit eternal life"?
NOT only did Jesus
answer his question brilliantly, He
PREEMPTED this young man's self-righteousness as well as
the idolatry in his heart.
Jesus KNEW IN ADVANCE that
the young man would CLAIM to have KEPT ALL the 10
Commandments (Mark 10:20).
Jesus, of course, KNEW
He had already stated that
NO ONE had kept the Law (John 7:19).
In fact, by telling
the young man that "he lacked
ONE thing" which was to SELL EVERYTHING, GIVE IT TO THE
POOR AND FOLLOW HIM, He was clearly showing that the young
man was VIOLATING THE VERY FIRST COMMANDMENT by having
"other gods" before Him.
In HIS PARTICULAR
CASE, it was Mammon, the "god
That this is TRUE was
proven by the fact the rich young ruler went
He NEVER EXPECTED
Jesus to answer that way.
He expected Jesus to
COMMEND him for his religious zeal, pat him on the back for
ALLEGEDLY "keeping" all the commandments, and
assure him that he had EARNED eternal life.
to EARN his salvation through HIS OWN DEEDS.
Hence, his question
"WHAT MUST I
Jesus told him: FORGET
"WHY do you call me
ONE IS GOOD-EXCEPT God ALONE" (Mark 10:18).
Oh, that people of ALL
RELIGIONS - including "Christian" religions - would
understand THAT GREAT TRUTH!
NO ONE IS
There's no GOODNESS,
NO RIGHTEOUSNESS, ANYWHERE, except
That's WHY it's
USELESS to try to gain salvation through ANY religion.
That's WHY it's
USELESS to try to gain salvation - as this young man
wanted - through WHAT WE DO, or DON'T do.
That's WHY it's
USELESS to try to gain salvation through keeping the
That's WHY it's
USELESS to try to gain salvation though "commandment
That's WHY it's
USELESS to try to gain salvation through "good works"
or through "obedience".
That's WHY it's
USELESS to try to gain salvation through 24-hour
That's WHY it's
USELESS to try to gain salvation through ANYTHING OR
ANYONE -- OTHER THAN -- God Himself.
That's WHY Jesus is
THE ONLY WAY of Salvation!!!
Not ONE of the
THE ONLY WAY.
IS GOD!!! Hence, Jesus IS GOOD!
Because there is NO
GOODNESS but His!!!
That's why THE ONLY
WAY TO BE SAVED IS TO GET
JESUS AND HIS GOODNESS CREDITED TO you.
Jesus was telling the
young man UP FRONT:
"Baloney! You CLAIM to
have kept all the Commandments, but
I KNOW YOU HAVEN'T.
I know your heart, and you're
breaking THE VERY FIRST commandment right now. Your god is
wealth and you prefer wealth OVER me.
Eternal Life is
A GIFT that I freely bestow on
those who TRUST ME.
YOU CAN DO to merit eternal life. NOTHING!!!
Despite claiming to
follow the law and keeping the "10 Commandments", YOU
ARE NOT RIGHTEOUS:
THERE ARE NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT
EVEN ONE! (Psalm 53:1).
ONE THAT IS GOOD.
ONLY GOD IS GOOD".
That's why ONLY JESUS
(God Himself) IS "GOOD
ENOUGH" TO SAVE US.
We're raptured NOT
BECAUSE WE'RE "SO GOOD" that we "deserve it"...
We're saved NOT
BECAUSE WE'RE GOOD...
JESUS IS GOOD!!!
FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015
EYES ON JESUS
At a time when the
Body of Christ should be FIXATED
on its Head (Jesus), our attention is on
What is the Church
- Invented "conspiracy
- A nebulous "new
world order", which is NOT FOUND ANYWHERE in the Bible.
- An Islamic
- Islamic world
domination. An even more
- An UNBIBLICAL
"7-year peace treaty".
- A nonexistent
"Planet X" or "Nibiru"
- Islamic Eschatology
- The Islamic Mahdi
- So-called "blood
- Gog and Magog, which
the Bible clearly states won't happen until AFTER the
Millennium (Revelation 20:8-10).
- Some idiotic FEAR
BASED thing they watched on YouTube
- Gay Marriage
- "Taking America
Back" (too late)
- The latest
sensationalist news item being pushed on TV or the
We can blame SOME of
this on relentless conditioning by the Kristian media,
which has fostered this religious "entertainment"
can't blame OTHERS for OUR CHOICES.
must take PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.
Nobody forces us to
read a silly book about Islamic world domination, or watch
an even sillier video on some "secret society" taking over
Nobody forces us to
search the internet for Nostradamus or the "blood moons".
We do that all
ON OUR OWN.
You realize what
you're doing, don't you?
YOU'RE TAKING YOUR EYES OFF
Every moment, every
SECOND you devote to such things which have an APPEARANCE
of "godliness", but deny the power thereof, IS
A MOMENT YOU'RE TAKING AWAY FROM JESUS.
If you really belong
to Jesus, if He really IS
your Lord, YOUR TIME belongs
Your ATTENTION belongs
to Him, and Him ALONE.
If most Christians
spent HALF the time they devote to such UNFRUITFUL
pursuits communing with the
Savior inside themselves...
If they spent half the
time they spend searching for some religious fantasy on the
internet, searching the New
If they spent HALF
that time seeking a deeper
relationship with Christ...
If they spent that
time, seeking the INNER Jesus, with whom they're already
We'd have a VERY different
We'd have a strong,
unmovable Church SOLIDLY built on the Rock.
Instead, we have a
Church built on sand and
blown about by "every wind of doctrine" (Ephesians
they "want the Rapture", yet they're focused
on everything BUT the One who WILL Rapture them.
THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015
WOMEN AND RELIGION
CONSIDERATE as you live with your wives, and TREAT THEM
WITH RESPECT as the weaker partner and AS
JOINT HEIRS WITH YOU of the gracious gift
of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers." (1
THE GLORY OF man" (1 Corinthians 11:7)
A while back we heard
from a man who had been unfaithful
to his wife, said he had repented, and wanted to know if
his pastor had the right to tell him to move out of the
house and live elsewhere until he deemed it appropriate for
the cheating husband to return home.
I replied that no such
thing is taught in Scripture.
I also said that while
the pastor had NO BIBLICAL GROUNDS to give such order, or
expect anyone in his congregation to follow it, I
could see him intervening in such way and being ADAMANT
about it ONLY if there was some real heinous crime
committed in order to protect the victim(s).
Harry (not his real
name) assured me he had "just" had a few "dates" with a
woman who isn't his wife - and that that was the full
extent of his sin.
He'd been told by the
pastor to move out of the house for an INDEFINITE PERIOD.
He kept asking
questions and whining about his situation, and I kept
answering that the Bible gives no authority to a pastor to
control when a husband can live in his own home, with his
own family, and when he can't.
When we'd gone back
and forth about 4 rounds, I couldn't take it any more and
"You've told me WHAT
THE PASTOR says and how YOU FEEL, WHAT
DOES YOUR WIFE have to say about it?"
After all, SHE
IS THE INJURED PARTY:
SHE is the main
is the one whose trust you betrayed, the one
whose marriage vows you broke, and the one whose feelings
you hurt really badly.
Does SHE want
you back home? How does SHE feel
about this painful incident?
I haven't heard a word
from Harry since.
Even when we sent a
follow up letter couple of weeks later saying we were
praying for his situation to be resolved and were ready to
help with pertinent advice, if needed, we
got stone cold silence.
Not even a "thank you".
This guy had cheated
on his wife and HE AND THE PASTOR were trying to manipulate
each other, outmaneuver each other, engaging in a power
struggle, a religious "rules and regulations" war, WHILE
THE INJURED WIFE'S NEEDS AND FEELINGS WERE BEING TOTALLY
CARE how she felt, or what she thought.
HER needs, feelings and
wishes HAD NOT EVEN BEEN
Evidently, neither the
husband nor the "pastor" HAD
EVEN BOTHERED TO ASK how she felt or what she wanted.
It was all a battle of
wills between the pastor and the husband!!!
With husbands and
pastors like that, WHO NEEDS
I still wish well to
all involved in this unpleasant and difficult situation.
I still hope it has a
peaceful and beneficial resolution for everyone, including
the children, and particularly for the poor wife.
is NOT an isolated case.
Granted, it's rather
unusual for a pastor TO DEMAND that a husband move out and
REMAIN out of his own home indefinitely, while receiving
"counseling", and pending the pastor's APPROVAL to return.
However, while all
pastors do not go to such extreme, this
is how "Christian" religion treats women, and has treated
women since the 4th century.
And the same
hypocrites that condemn the religion invented in the 4th
century, STILL FOLLOW ITS UNBIBLICAL MODEL and
treat women as insignificant DOORMATS, whose feelings,
words, opinions and wishes are deemed IRRELEVANT - even
under circumstances that affect them DIRECTLY, even when
women are the victims.
They take Scripture
OUT OF CONTEXT not only to
subjugate women, not only to KEEP THEM (horror of horrors!)
from preaching the Gospel, WINNING SOULS to Christ, and
teaching God's Word, but to treat them as worthless,
INCONSEQUENTIAL, fourth rate believers, who should
submissively "do as they're told" and NEVER express ANY
... All the while COMPOUNDING
THEIR HYPOCRISY -- by
taking THEIR MONEY!!!!
It's women, NOT MEN, who
support 70% of
it WEREN'T for the very women that STUPID, ARROGANT,
INSECURE, Misogynist "pastors" dismiss and belittle, they
WOULDN'T HAVE ANY ministry.
Keep trampling YOUR
That's WHY you
have NO GLORY.
Thank God, THERE ARE
Not every Christian
pastor, husband, or congregation holds such views.
MANY STILL DO.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8,
Does being nice and
humble preclude speaking out
against abuses and heresies?
supposed to say ONLY nice
things about other professing Christians?
Are we supposed to
stick our heads in the sand, like the proverbial ostrich, and
PRETEND none of the ugly stuff is going on?
Are Christians ever
allowed to express righteous anger?
And is it true that
Jesus would never use "such language"?
We will let the
Scriptures speak for themselves.
wonderful Jesus, the Personification of Love, is ON RECORD
calling His fellow Jews "HYPOCRITES, generation of
vipers, children of hell, blind guides, unclean and full of
iniquity" [Matthew 23:14-33].
For good measure, He
added that thieves and whores would enter the Kingdom ahead
of them [Matthew 21:31].
Not only did Jesus get
angry at the Scribes and Pharisees of His day, but actually
made a whip out of cords and THREW THEM OUT OF HIS TEMPLE
[John 2:15; Matthew 21:12; Mark 11:15].
I haven't driven
anyone out with cords yet, although I admit being tempted
I WISH the Church
behaved in such exemplary fashion, and that its purported
leaders were so spiritual that I NEVER had to say anything.
I WISH there were no
greed, manipulation, hypocrisy, and scamming going on.
I WISH Jesus was THE
FOCUS of attention, instead of Mammon.
Until that happens,
true ministers of Christ have the right, indeed
THE OBLIGATION to speak out against evil.
It's the shepherd's
duty to PROTECT THE FLOCK, and not let it be devoured by
hirelings or wolves in sheep's clothing.
Every true man of God
in the Bible, from Samuel to Nathan, from Jeremiah to
Ezekiel, from John to Paul did JUST THAT.
Jesus Himself, who is
our Supreme Example, did it.
This is what sweet,
lovely Jesus said PUBLICLY and OUT LOUD to some of His
"Woe to you, scribes
and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour widows'
houses, and for a pretense you make long prayers; therefore
you will receive greater condemnation" [Matthew 23:14].
If Jesus said all that BACK
THEN, I wonder WHAT He'd say TODAY after watching 10
minutes of "Christian" television.
TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2015
BODY OF MOSES
In Jude 1:9 we have
the following narrative:
"Yet Michael the
archangel, WHEN CONTENDING
WITH THE DEVIL AS HE DISPUTED ABOUT THE BODY OF Moses,
DID NOT BOLDLY BRING AGAINST HIM A RAILING ACCUSATION, but
said, The Lord rebuke you".
Much has been made of
this cryptic passage.
WHAT did Satan want
with Moses' body?
WHY would he dispute with
Michael about it?
Some, like Origen,
claim that Jude was quoting from an extant extra-biblical
text called The Assumption of Moses.
That's possible, but
we'll never know for sure, since only a portion of the
manuscript has survived.
Some have suggested
that Satan wanted Moses'
physical body so he could possess it.
Possession comes BY
Someone has opened the
door wide to Satan and demons, OUT OF THEIR OWN FREE WILL.
NOT THE CASE with Moses, who was/is a prophet of God.
Others say that Satan
wanted to disclose the location where God had buried Moses'
body to turn it into a shrine and bring
Israelites into idolatrous worship of Moses (Deuteronomy
That's a bunch of
baloney. Moses had given them a Law that EXPRESSLY FORBIDS
such worship under penalty of both physical and spiritual
death (Exodus 20:3).
And, besides, even
though Jews DON'T KNOW - or for that matter, NO ONE ELSE
KNOWS -the precise location where Moses was buried, SOME
OF THEM WORSHIP Moses ANYWAY -- although they won't openly
According to Daniel
12:1 Michael is "THE GREAT PRINCE WHICH
STANDS FOR THE CHILDREN OF YOUR PEOPLE".
In context "your
people" (He was talking to Daniel) are
the Israelites and Jews.
1 Corinthians 10:2
says, regarding the
"THEY WERE ALL
BAPTIZED INTO Moses in the cloud and in the
Israelites BECAME "THE BODY
Same way we Christians are ALL
baptized by one Spirit into Christ and
thus become "the Body of Christ" (1 Corinthians
and Satan were contending over Israel (the body of Moses),
WHICH SATAN -- NO DOUBT-- WANTED TO ACCUSE and DESTROY.
By doing so, he would
have made it impossible for the Messiah to appear, since
God had promised He would be a descendant of Abraham, Isaac
and Jacob, whose name God later changed to "Israel" (Genesis
35:10-12; Numbers 24:17-19; Matthew 1:2).
Had Satan succeeded, there
would be NO REDEMPTION for Israelites, OR ANYONE ELSE.
We have a similar
incident in Zechariah 3:1-2 where
Satan is standing before THE ANGEL OF the Lord (Michael) TO
ACCUSE Joshua the high priest.
There, the Lord
(through Michael) also says to Satan "the
LORD, WHO HAS CHOSEN JERUSALEM, REBUKE YOU!"
Both these incidents
took place BEFORE JESUS
APPEARED, WENT TO CALVARY, DEFEATED SATAN, ROSE FROM THE
DEAD and ascended to heaven.
Some use these
passages to say that ALL we can do with regards to Satan is
to "rebuke him" in Jesus' Name.
We can definitely do
that, but we are to live,
act, and speak in Jesus' Authority (Matthew 28:18-19;1
And Jude is
SPECIFICALLY REFERRING TO THE
UNGODLY who speak disrespectfully of authorities, NOT to
Christians (Jude 1:4; 5-14).
While we DO NOT engage
in so-called "SPIRITUAL WARFARE" (NEWSFLASH to many
Pentecostals: JESUS ALREADY
WON the war and DEFEATED SATAN - DECISIVELY - ONCE AND FOR
ALL), the New Testament says we
STAND against Satan (Ephesians 6:10-13), we RESIST Satan (James
4:7; 1 Peter 5:8-9), and WE
SPEAK to him when necessary IN JESUS' AUTHORITY (Luke
10:19; Acts 1:8; 16:16-18).
The Word assures us
the Church GOES UP Satan and his angels COME DOWN (Revelation
At that time, Michael
won't be quite so "polite" and
will do A LOT MORE than saying "the Lord rebuke you":
He will LITERALLY AND
FORCIBLY kick Satan and his angels' behinds out of heaven (Revelation
Since God is God, and
His Word ALWAYS HAPPENS, there's
a time for Him to pronounce judgment against Satan and a
time to simply say "the Lord rebuke you".
There is A SPECIFIC
TIME designated for God to judge Satan, first by EVICTING
HIM and his angels from heaven, casting them down to the
earth, and BANISHING THEM
from the heavenly realm forever (Revelation 12:7-9)
LOCKING HIM IN THE ABYSS FOR 1,000 YEARS during the
Millennium (Revelation 20:1-3).
And, FINALLY, by SENTENCING
HIM TO THE LAKE OF FIRE FOR ALL ETERNITY (Revelation
Until that happens, it
should be very comforting to Jews and Christians to know that
GOD HAS REBUKED the creep both in regards to the Body of
Moses (natural Israel) and the Body of Christ (spiritual
Israel), a/k/a THE CHURCH.
In other words, He
is IN COVENANT with us, and has us COVERED.
Glory to Jesus for all
eternity! Amen and amen.
MONDAY, JULY 6, 2015
"Jesus answered: WATCH
OUT THAT NO ONE DECEIVES YOU. For MANY
WILL COME IN MY NAME, CLAIMING I AM the Messiah, and WILL
DECEIVE MANY" (Matthew 24:4-5).
As always, Jesus is
This statement has
double meaning: it means that many
would come CLAIMING to be the Messiah.
But also that
many would come (supposedly in Jesus' Name, supposedly
Christian) PROFESSING "faith" in Jesus as the Messiah AND
WOULD DECEIVE MANY.
Although Jesus warned
repeatedly of such deception, His
warning seems to have fallen on deaf ears.
In the 20th century
alone, 23 individuals claimed to be either the
reincarnation of Jesus, the Second Coming of Jesus, or
Among them were the
infamous Jim Jones, Haile Selassie, former Emperor of
Ethiopia and the Rastafari "messiah", Sun Myung Moon, David
Koresh, and Puerto Rican deceiver and religious opportunist
Jose Luis Miranda.
All these false prophets and
antichrists have died and gone to hell for their unbelief,
and for preaching a false gospel.
And we got 5
new "messiahs", so far, in the 21st century.
That means some
new "messiah" is emerging every three years.
This begs the
question, HOW can all these
self-anointed "messiahs" DECEIVE SO MANY SO EASILY?
HOW do these deceivers GET SO
MANY PEOPLE to BLINDLY follow them, give them
EVERYTHING - and I mean EVERY
thing - money, possessions, children, families,
soul and body?
HOW do they get them
to become SO SUBSERVIENT that
they'll follow THE DECEIVERS ANYWHERE, leaving everything
behind, without any objection, no questions asked?
All 909 people could
have refused to follow Jim Jones to Guyana.
Had they done so their
lives would have been spared.
BUT they DIDN'T.
Jim said "let's go"
and THEY SUBMISSIVELY
followed, taking over 300 innocent children with them who
were also murdered in this awful tragedy.
There are multiple
factors that contribute to this rampant deception. However,
the PRINCIPAL REASON these individuals are deceived is:
KNOW the Bible.
DON'T KNOW the
In case you're
thinking "well, that COULD
NEVER happen TO ME", think again.
It COULD happen to ANYONE who
doesn't know Jesus PERSONALLY and INTIMATELY, and who
doesn't know His written Word.
It may not always END
in mass murder, the way it ended for most of these hapless
idolaters, but you can be just
as deceived by THE MANY DECEIVERS -- that (unfortunately)
OUTNUMBER the preachers of the true Gospel of Grace-- and
GO STRAIGHT TO HELL.
Taking Jones as an
example, I have read his bio, and have watched numerous
documentaries about him on PBS, History Channel and, more
recently, on CNN.
Every time one of the
Jonestown survivors is interviewed, he or she invariably
says that they thought THIS
GUY ACTUALLY WAS Jesus Christ in His Second Coming.
They're NOT the least bit
embarrassed to say that in front of the cameras, for
everyone to hear.
Of course, secular
reporters will never ask them:
could you even remotely think this guy was Jesus? Are you
really THAT STUPID?"
All predatory cult
leaders like Jones, Charles Manson, and David Koresh,
actively pursue, attract and
take advantage of the marginalized, dysfunctional and
MAIN REASON groupies buy their lies is THEY
DON'T KNOW JESUS and they DON'T KNOW HIS WORD.
This is WHY it's SO IMPORTANT
- especially in this day and age of galloping deception --
that we study God's Word FOR OURSELVES, commune
DIRECTLY with Him in Spirit, and
compare ANY TEACHING we hear or read WITH JESUS' WRITTEN
That's why He gave us the
Bible to begin with: So that we would know WHO HE REALLY
IS, WHAT HE REALLY SAID and DID - and NOT be easily
deceived (Acts 17:11).
HOW could these
individuals believe Jim Jones was Jesus in His Second
Coming when HE HAD NO KINGDOM
WASN'T RULING THE WORLD but merely a rather small group
of dysfunctional, emotionally needy people?
were NOT subject to him?
made predictions that NEVER HAPPENED?
When the earth was
not restored to Edenic condition, as will be the case,
according to Scripture, when Jesus returns?
When the guy voraciously
engaged in extramarital and homosexual activity with
members of his cult?
When he was A
promoted FEAR, not love? (1 John 4:16-18).
When he manipulated
and blackmailed others into SUBMISSION (Revelation
abused men, women and children?
When he outlawed
When he was a
When members of his
cult were being physically,
emotionally, mentally and sexually abused?
OPENLY REJECTED the Bible, which is where we learn about
Jesus in the first place? (Matthew 4:4).
ONE ever saw him perform ANY miracle?
I could go on and on.
ALL of these things are
stated in the Bible.
ALL OF THEM.
Yet these poor,
misguided souls REALLY,
TOTALLY and BLINDLY BELIEVED he was Jesus.
That proves THEY
DIDN'T KNOW the Bible. And, even more importantly, that
THEY DIDN'T KNOW Jesus.
Since that fateful
day, Joneston survivors have either turned to paganism, or
shunned religion, although some still claim to "believe in
God" and "believe in Christ".
I genuinely feel sorry
for these pitiful, gullible, utterly deceived individuals.
And it's not my intention to attack or criticize them.
They all lost loved
ones, have been totally traumatized by the Jones experience
and, as a result, are emotionally scarred for life.
As great a tragedy as
the November 18, 1978, mass murder of over 900 members of
People's Temple was, here's
AN EVEN GREATER tragedy:
I have NOT HEARD ONE
Jonestown survivor say:
"Wow! I look back on
it now and ask myself: HOW
could I have bought Jim's act, and all his lies which
CONTRADICT the real Christ again and again?"
"How could I have been SO
DECEIVED WHEN THE BIBLE SAYS ________ about Jesus, and Jim
was THE EXTREME OPPOSITE?"
These people HAVE
NOT LEARNED ANYTHING from this painful experience, and
would be just as easily deceived today as they were four
DON'T KNOW God's Word.
KNOW Jesus then, and DON'T KNOW Jesus today.
SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2015
STRAIGHT AND NARROW
In Matthew 7:13, 14
Jesus says the following:
"Enter in AT THE NARROW GATE:
for WIDE is the gate, and BROAD is the way, that leads to
destruction, and many there be who go in there: Because
strait is the gate, and NARROW IS THE WAY, WHICH LEADS TO
LIFE, and few there be that find it".
He made a similar
statement in Luke 13:24:
"Strive to enter in at THE
NARROW GATE: for many, I say unto you, will seek to
enter in, and shall not be able".
This, according to
religious legalists, means
that we are to live life constrained by all sorts of
That we are supposed
to observe the law (torah), the 10 Commandments, the weekly
Sabbath, Old Testament dietary laws, or a combination
That we are to belong
to a certain religion or denomination, and live dull
unexciting lives, following ts precepts, like circumcision
or good works, in order to be
Actually, you can read
either passage and you'll find NO
MENTION WHATSOEVER of any of the above: NO law keeping, NO
10 Commandment keeping, NO Sabbath keeping, NO dietary
laws, NO circumcision, no "good works" and NO RELIGION.
was Jesus talking about?
It's not "what" but
He was talking about
He is THE NARROW WAY...
He is THE
ONLY WAY that leads to Salvation.
In fact, there
is NO OTHER WAY, apart from Jesus Himself, that LEADS
TO Salvation (Acts 4:11-12).
Didn't He SAY in John
14:6 "I AM THE WAY, the
Truth and the Life: NO MAN
comes unto the Father EXCEPT through me"?
Jesus is the NARROW GATE.
Didn't He ALSO say in
John 10:9 "I am THE Gate;
whoever enters through me WILL BE SAVED"?
You really need ALL
KINDS OF religious intervention to mess that one up.
Didn't He also say in
John 10:1 "I tell you the truth, the
man WHO DOES NOT ENTER the sheep pen BY THE GATE, but
climbs in by SOME OTHER WAY, is a thief and a robber"?
The NARROW Gate and
NARROW Way is Jesus.
Jesus -- and ONLY Jesus --
leads to Salvation.
to BROADEN the Gate and Way by SUBTRACTING from Jesus'
PERFECT, COMPLETE work of Redemption, and
ADDING ALL THE OTHER STUFF LISTED ABOVE.
Law keeping, 10
Commandment keeping, Sabbath keeping, dietary laws, good
works, circumcision and membership in a denomination and
religion ALL LEAD TO
All who teach and preach that
ALL THOSE "OTHER WAYS" ARE NECESSARY are thieves and
no right to even TALK about Salvation, since they
themselves ARE LOST.
I'd CHOOSE the strait
and narrow (Jesus ONLY) if I were you.
SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2015
"Stand firm therefore IN
THE LIBERTY with which Christ has made us free, and DON'T
BE ENTANGLED AGAIN WITH THE
YOKE OF BONDAGE" (Galatians 5:1).
Entire nations have
sacrificed - and are sacrificing - life and limb, even as
we speak, for the sake of freedom.
Who ever heard of any
individual or group that won a DECISIVE battle and,
then, instead of rejoicing in that freedom, treasuring it,
and PRESERVING IT, decided -
OF THEIR OWN FREE WILL - to GIVE IT UP and go back TO
BONDAGE and OPPRESSION?
NO ONE, in their right
mind, would EVER do that.
NO ONE, in their right
mind, HAS EVER done that.
NO ONE except
2,000 years ago JESUS
WON THE BATTLE - OVERWHELMINGLY
OVER SIN, Satan, hell and death (Colossians
He made us FOREVER
HE REMOVED - ONCE AND FOR ALL
- THE SINS OF MANKIND - as far from us as east from west (Psalm
103:12; John 1:19; Hebrews 9:12,26; 10:14; 1 John 3:5).
And yet there are
MILLIONS of self-professed "Christians" WHO
DENY ALL THAT JESUS ACCOMPLISHED ON THEIR BEHALF - live as
though it never happened - and insist on going back into
bondage to a Law that has never saved ANYONE, and NEVER
WILL (Romans 3:20; Galatians 2:16).
They and their
puppeteer masters REFUSE the
TOTAL FREEDOM of the Spirit that Jesus PAID SO HIGH
A PRICE to procure (Romans 8:9; 2 Corinthians 3:17; 1
They WANT bondage.
They LIKE bondage.
Because bondage REQUIRES its
SLAVES to WORK.
Because BONDAGE imposes
FORCED LABOR on its slaves.
RELIGIOUS SLAVES WANT FORCED
THEY WANT CREDIT for their own salvation.
THAT'S to what it
all boils down.
They want to go DEFIANTLY
in front of God and say: "I
don't care WHAT
YOU DID, or the
PRICE YOU PAID to
free me. I'm saved BECAUSE
I EARNED IT":
I EARNED IT because
I "observed" a 24-hour unit of FINITE, RELATIVE "time"
I EARNED IT because
I belonged to X denomination.
I EARNED IT because
I congregated every Saturday or Sunday in that man-invented
I EARNED IT because
I never got a blood transfusion.
I EARNED IT because
I never saluted the flag.
I EARNED IT because
I got dunked in water and someone uttered some magical
words that will HELP JESUS
I EARNED IT because
I blindly followed the teachings of Charles, Joe, Mary,
Alex, Herbie, Ron, or Ellen.
I EARNED IT because
I did many "righteous works".
I EARNED IT because
I am a "good person"
(Ha! I'd like to hear
you utter THAT PIECE OF MANURE to God's Face).
I EARNED IT because
I always ate kosher.
I EARNED IT because
I had my penis circumcised.
I EARNED IT because
I never celebrated those "pagan" holidays called Christmas
I EARNED IT because
I "kept" the 10 Commandments
(No you DIDN'T.
LIAR!!!) John 7:19
That's WHY they
REJECT - ON PURPOSE- the FREEDOM that Jesus bought
them WITH HIS BLOOD.
If they accepted
HIS TERMS THEY WOULDN'T
BE ABLE TO TAKE ANY PERSONAL
CREDIT for it.
They'd have to fall on
their faces and say:
LORD, there's NOTHING I
can do -- or abstain from doing - in order to be saved. YOU
DID IT ALL!!!
Salvation is ENTIRELY your
GIFT OF LOVE to me.
All I can "do" is receive
Those who TOTALLY
CREDIT JESUS for Salvation, HAVE
WANT CREDIT for their own salvation, NEVER
HAD IT and NEVER WILL...
HEADED FOR HELL, I don't care HOW MUCH SELF righteousness they
THINK they got.
Unless they REPENT,
STOP trusting their "own" righteousness, RECEIVE Christ
into their hearts, and TRUST
JESUS' RIGHTEOUSNESS 100%...
They aren't REAL
Messianic Jews, nor REAL Christians.
know the Messiah. They DON'T HAVE Christ (1 John 5:12).
All they got is DEAD
FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015
AS A THIEF
What did Jesus, Peter
and Paul mean when they said the Day of the Lord would come
"as a thief"?
Thieves DON'T ANNOUNCE
THEIR ARRIVAL. No thief is ever going to say "hey, I'm
coming to rob your house next Tuesday".
Thieves come, suddenly
what they came for, as quickly as they can, and leave.
They don't linger, or
have second thoughts. They
know what they're after. When they see it, they grab it and
Thieves come WHEN
LEAST EXPECTED, usually when
The world we're living
in, is dark indeed. The only
light, right now, are God's children, and God's Word.
Jesus is NOT the thief. He
will come AS a thief, to quickly remove His Church from
the earth, WHEN THE LIGHTS (sun, moon, stars) go out
The REAL thief, Jesus
said, comes not but for to kill and steal and destroy (John
For those who remain
on earth, it will be very, very dark indeed.
Why? Because as the
Church goes up, the
REAL thief, Satan, will be cast down to earth, and will
wreak havoc to the point of destroying many people and
nearly destroying the planet (Revelation
What'll follow will
be death and destruction on
an unfathomable scale.
Thank God, we
who KNOW Jesus are NOT in darkness, that that day SHOULD
OVERTAKE US AS A THIEF (1
He will come "AS a
thief" only for those who
REFUSE TO RECEIVE HIM.
For believers in Jesus
Christ, the prospect of His APPEARING is
the BEST, MOST JOYOUS NEWS THERE IS!
For the enemies of
Christ, it's the most ominous and most frightening.
THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2015
THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE
The standard teaching
in both, evangelical circles, and by the prophecy
establishment, is that these symbolic horses are in our
I'm not a preterist
(God forbid, far from it), however, these horses are IN OUR
MOST of the events in
the Book of Revelation are still in our "future".
The events in
Revelation CHAPTER 6 are IN
OUR PAST (the four horses), OUR
PRESENT (the 5th seal) and OUR
FUTURE (the 6th seal) which brings the beginning
of the 3½ year tribulation and the Rapture (Revelation
All the confusion about the
timing of the horses stems from the fact that the prophecy
establishment GETS THE FIRST HORSE WRONG.
THINK it's the Antichrist - and he's in our "future"
because he hasn't appeared yet - then
THE HORSES THAT FOLLOW MUST ALSO be in our future.
The ENTIRE Book of Revelation
is THE REVELATION OF Jesus Christ (Revelation 1:1).
It's NOT the revelation
The Antichrist is
mentioned ONLY because Satan will be allowed to bring him
out of the abyss to rule the earth 42 months (Revelation
with THE RISEN JESUS who CONQUERED sin, Satan,
death and hell (Revelation 1:18).
It ENDS with
His TOTAL VICTORY over every enemy, His ETERNAL
Kingdom on earth, followed by new heavens, new earth and
THE FIRST SEAL brought
the white horse whose rider went forth "CONQUERING AND TO
COME OFF VICTORIOUS".
This rider is NOT -
repeat, is NOT - the Antichrist.
Unless, of course, we
are dumb enough to think that Alexander WILL COME OFF
VICTORIOUS at Armageddon and Jesus will be defeated (perish
the very thought).
It's JESUS, therefore,
who went forth CONQUERING (even death itself) and TO COME
Once we pin that down,
the rest is easy:
King Jesus rides the
WHITE HORSE which represents the first 400 years of Church
history (each leg representing approximately a century)
during which, His Church, peacefully, WITHOUT WEAPONS, by
the sheer power of the Spirit of God and the Word of God
CONQUERED the mightiest empire known to man, namely the
The RED HORSE represents
the next 400 years, from roughly 400-800 A.D. a turbulent
period MARKED BY CONTINUOUS WARS, exactly as described.
DUE TO THE NUMEROUS WARS the Western portion of the Roman
Empire collapsed during that time.
The BLACK HORSE represents
the Dark Ages, the period from 800-1200 A.D. (from the
9th to the 13th century).
It was characterized by
spiritual darkness, paganism infiltrating the Church,
restricted access to the Bible, the feudal system,
GRAIN EMBARGOES AND INFLATED PRICES, exactly
The PALE HORSE runs
from approximately 1200 to 1600 A.D.
During this time "The
Plague" or "Black Death" killed THE
FOURTH PART OF Europe's population (over 100 MILLION
PEOPLE), EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED.
The Plague also
affected most countries in northern Africa and the Middle
East, and their populations.
The Black Death, as it
turned out, was caused by "THE BEASTS OF THE EARTH" (rat's
It's a PERFECT fit.
The first 4 seals have
already taken place, we are
living the final moments of the 5th seal, and
seals 6 and 7 are still in our "future".
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1,
THE HUMAN TRINITY
"May your whole SPIRIT, SOUL
AND BODY be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus
Christ" (1 Thessalonians 5:23)
In Genesis 1:28-28 we
read that God made man in His Image and likeness.
God reveals Himself as
ONE God who, at the same time, contains A PLURALITY within
Hence His Name Elohim
Since man is created
in God's Image, we find something similar in man.
The human "trinity" is
comprised of spirit, soul and
There's ONE YOU:
Your spirit is
totally you, yet it is different from your soul and
Your soul is
totally you, yet it is different from your spirit and
And your body is
totally you, yet it is different from your spirit and
Everyone knows what
the body is, since it's the visible part of our being.
However, there is much
confusion about the spirit and the soul.
I have heard some "BIG
names" on Kristian TV -- that, if I mentioned, you'd
recognize instantly - say that the spirit and soul are "the
If they are, they need
to correct God.
Because He clearly
says in the verse quoted above that these three components
make up the WHOLE of an individual.
"Therefore my heart is
glad and MY SPIRIT REJOICES; MY
BODY also rests securely:
because YOU WILL NOT
LEAVE MY SOUL IN HELL or
allow your holy one to decay" (Psalm 16:9-10).
And Hebrew 4:12 leaves
no doubt whatsoever that the spirit and soul ARE DIFFERENT
parts of the same human being:
"For the word of God
is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged
sword, piercing EVEN TO THE
DIVIDING ASUNDER OF SOUL AND SPIRIT, and of the joints
and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents
of the heart".
God is spirit.
Therefore, when we receive Christ into our inner being, He
is joined to our spirit and we become SPIRITUALLY
spirit is INCAPABLE OF
The part of us THAT
IS NOT YET BORN-AGAIN IS THE SOUL.
The soul (mind, will,
emotions) is the part of us that IS
CAPABLE OF SINNING.
It's THE SOUL that sins (Leviticus
5:1; Numbers 15:27; Ezekiel 18:4, 20).
Since the wages of sin
is death, it's the soul that
The soul is the
It's the soul that
needs to get saved.
It's the soul that
needs to be born again.
The spirit is
we receive Christ (and His Spirit) into our hearts (Romans
The soul is
born-again when we see Christ
as He is, Face to face (1 John 3:2).
When the soul is
born-again, it causes the transformation of our bodies from
mortal to immortal (1 Corinthians 15:50-55).
1 Peter 1:9:
end of our faith is the
Salvation OF OUR SOULS.
That is the hope of every
spiritually born-again child of God.
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