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September 2016 archives of www.christconnection.net "WORD 4 TODAY"

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Jesus Himself said eschatology would be "sealed" UNTIL the time of the end (Daniel 12:4, 9)  Consequently, the closer we get to "the end", THE CLEARER certain aspects of Bible prophecy will become, as His Holy Spirit "UNSEALS" THEM.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016


THE END OF FREE SPEECH ?

Tomorrow, October 1, 2016 promises to be a pivotal moment in U.S. and world history :

The internet, invented in the United States, and so far controlled by the U.S., is being handed over to an international body -- by our President, no less!

Mr. Obama believes that, despite being invented and developed in the U.S., the Internet, “belongs to the whole world”.

The whole world pretty much uses it right now, including evil terrorists, including ISIS.

However, that’s not good enough for our bumbling President, who wants it to be part of his legacy that he gave the internet away.

As has been the pattern in the inept Obama Administration for the past 8 years, he gives things away WITHOUT GETTING ANYTHING IN RETURN.

Here we go again…

Although we use the internet extensively, I’m not an expert on the administrative aspects of the web as whole – however, I have heard several individuals who are experts say that ONCE WE GIVE IT AWAY, WE’LL NEVER BE ABLE TO GET IT BACK.

This amounts to sheer insanity.

There’s no telling what this international body may do, what restrictions they may impose, what they’ll allow or won’t allow.

This body would doubtlessly include countries like China who “wrote the book” on internet censorship and has a permanent “firewall” that prevents its citizens from accessing global content.

It would also include Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and, possibly, North Korea.

Common sense tells me it’s only a matter of time before they begin censoring what we can say.

And the time may come when, if we say certain things, they may be designated as “hate speech” instead of “free speech”.

Heaven help us…

While the President is THE MAIN CULPRIT of this senseless surrender, the Republicans in Congress don’t fare much better.

They have a majority in both the Senate and the House and they have FAILED TO STOP the Surrenderer in Chief from carrying out what will hopefully be one of his final acts of unqualified madness.

(I’ve contacted the two senators in our State and asked them to introduce a bill STOPPING it, and their response has been tepid and noncommittal at best).

Senate Majority “leader” Mitch McConnell seems rather blasé about it. The same holds true for Speaker Paul Ryan.

And the mainstream media has pretty much swept it under the rug, with hardly any mention of what’s about to happen, and its probable consequences.

If this transfer is allowed, THIS MULTINATIONAL BODY WILL HAVE COMPLETE CONTROL of the web.

And if the terrorists are using it now, in very innovative ways, imagine what might happen once the U.S. cedes control to “the world”.

Some of the things that are going on in our government are SO ABSURD, they’re almost unbelievable.

Brothers and sisters, if we’re NOT living in “the time of the end” that Jesus spoke about – we may have to remove some pages from the Bible.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016


NO PLACE

Give NO PLACE TO the devil”

(Ephesians 4:27)

We hear it again and again: Desperate Christians undergoing all kinds of trials, where everything in their lives seems to go wrong, dejected, depressed, being beaten mercilessly by the devil, on the verge of madness…

And they HAVEN’T GOT A CLUE how to overcome.

They turn on their favorite TV preacher and he or she talks about money for 28 minutes, then (in best case scenarios) spends two minutes or less telling them (who, generally speaking, already are saved) to receive Jesus.

If they talk about overcoming AT ALL, they LIE.

They say that “the solution” is SENDING MONEY TO THEM and all your troubles will magically disappear.

Everyone who’s been dumb enough, or desperate enough, to believe that, and fallen for their scam, KNOWS that it DOESN’T WORK.

They gave and gave and gave… and the problems PERSISTED and got EVEN WORSE than before.

They go to those religious clubs on Saturday or Sunday that they falsely call “church”, and DON’T HEAR A THING ABOUT IT.

They hear 20 minutes of boring announcements, followed by 20 minutes of boring hymns that put you to sleep, followed by an insipid 15-minute sermon that they’ll forget before they hit the door, and that has LITTLE or NO RELEVANCE to the challenges of everyday life.

They go to some stupid “convention” or “crusade” held by some religious superstar.

He sings, he prays, he shouts, he throws his jacket at someone, the impressionable idiots fall like dominoes at the waving of his hand…

(The clown in question must be MORE ANOINTED and MORE POWERFUL THAN JESUS because NOWHERE in the Gospels do I read about SINLESS, God in the flesh Jesus having such effect on His audiences…)

He can make them fall on cue, but he lacks the authority TO HEAL A PIMPLE, let alone the knowledge of HOW to PREVENT Satan from destroying the sheep or using them for target practice.

NOBODY TELLS THEM HOW they gave place to the devil.

NOBODY TELLS THEM HOW to be victorious over WHATEVER they are facing.

And that is why the Church is in tatters even as we speak.

That’s why it has “little strength”. (Revelation 3:8)

That is why it thinks of itself as a helpless victim, instead of as VICTORS.

That’s why it doesn’t use Jesus’ Authority, with which we’ll be JUDGING THE ANGELS and RULING THIS WORLD in 5 years or less. (1 Corinthians 6:3)

There are TWO things that give place to Satan.

TWO THINGS that energize him and ALLOW HIM to wreak havoc in our lives:

1. Chaos

2. Fear

And just like faith and love go hand in hand, these two things usually go together, work together, and feed off each other.

If we ELIMINATE CHAOS, AND ELIMINATE FEAR, Satan HAS NOTHING -- NOTHING – TO WORK WITH!!!

N-O-T-H-I-N-G!!!

Pause for a moment. Take a deep breath, and meditate on THAT.

ELIMINATE the chaos and the fear – and WHOEVER OR WHATEVER is causing them – and SATAN’S SHUT OFF – FOR GOOD!

ABSOLUTELY, 100% GUARANTEED.

But surely you’re not saying that every situation I face can be solved by doing that…

Oh, yes, I am!

THAT is EXACTLY what I’m saying.

NOTHING happens on this earth that hasn’t happened FIRST in the spirit realm.

You may have to do some things on earth afterwards, in the physical realm, to set things in their proper order, but you HAVE TO deal with the spirit realm FIRST.

You HAVE TO SOLVE the problem in the spirit realm FIRST.

Satan is both the spirit of fear and the author of chaos. (2 Timothy 1:7; Genesis 1:1-2; 1 Corinthians 14:33)

If you take these two things OUT, YOU TAKE HIM OUT.

He has NOTHING with which to work in your life.

He has NO PLACE.

He CANNOT steal, kill or destroy.

He CANNOT oppress, depress, or FUNCTION.

Take it from someone WHO KNOWS because I’ve “BEEN THERE, and GONE THROUGH ALL THAT”.

Examine your own life, your own heart:

Find the chaos, eliminate it, and RESTORE ORDER to that area.

Find the fear and ELIMINATE THE FEAR, and REPLACE IT WITH Divine Love (which is already IN YOUR HEART if you’re born-again, Romans 5:5).

And Satan crumbles.

FEAR has TORMENT. (1 John 4:18)

Show me a person that is tormented in some way and I’ll show you a person who has ALLOWED FEAR (in some form) to creep into his/her life.

The Good News is that Perfect Love (Jesus) CASTS OUT FEAR.

Each and every time!

Perfect Love (Jesus) is INFINITELY GREATER THAN fear.

Infinitely greater than chaos!

Infinitely greater than Satan, demons, fallen angels, principalities, powers, and EVERYONE/EVERYTHING ELSE!!!

Every knee must bow before Jesus.

Every tongue must confess THAT HE IS LORD to the glory of God the Father.

Glory to the One and only God, (Father Son and Holy Spirit), now and FOR ALL ETERNITY, WORLDS WITHOUT END!

Jesus has given us His Authority.

Use it!

Bring every area of your life under SUBJECTION and ORDER.

Eliminate fear by CHOOSING TO LIVE AND WALK IN DIVINE LOVE, IN JESUS, AS JESUS, AND TRUSTING JESUS COMPLETELY.

Saturate your life with praise to the Almighty One -- and Satan won’t have any place to function, any place to hide.

The creep won’t want to be ANYWHERE NEAR you.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016


FEASTS IN REVELATION

The Feasts of the Lord, given in Leviticus chapter 23, are represented throughout the Book of Revelation.

The REAL New Year on God’s calendar (Rosh Chodesh Aviv (Nisan1) (Exodus 12:2) is the FIRST day of the tribulation. (Revelation 6:12-16)

The Church is raptured on Aviv 10, at the beginning of the barley harvest. (Revelation 7:9)

The Wedding to our beloved Bridegroom takes place on Passover. (Leviticus 23:5; Revelation 7:9-14)

It is followed by a 7-day honeymoon corresponding to hag ha matzot (unleavened bread). (Leviticus 23:6; Revelation 7:15-17)

The 144,000 are raptured about a year later, on First Fruits of Barley (Leviticus 23:10-11; Revelation 14:1-4)

The redeemed from the earth – who get saved during the tribulation – are harvested and raptured on Shavuot (Pentecost) as bikkurim, or first fruits of the wheat harvest, about 2¼ years later. (Revelation 14:15-16; 15:2)

Yom Teruah (INCORRECTLY called Rosh Hashanah) is the day when Antichrist masses his armies at Megiddo and surrounds Jerusalem trying to impede the return of Messiah Jesus. (Leviticus 23:24; Revelation 16:16; 19:20-24)

Yom Kippur is when the Two Witnesses are resurrected and caught up to heaven. (Leviticus 23:27; Revelation 11:10)

Sukkot is when Jesus returns to earth and descends on the Mount of Olives. (Leviticus 23:34; Revelation 19:20)

The Sabbath is also one of the Feasts of the Lord, and it corresponds to the Millennium, the 1,000-year period when the earth will finally enjoy a long-overdue “rest” and dwell in perfect peace and happiness. (Leviticus 23:3; Revelation 20:4)

There won’t be any war, sickness, lack, crime, death, violence, calamity or suffering.

The Jews and the Arabs will finally get along and dwell in peace during that Utopian Era.

The Feasts themselves are known as mikra‘ei kodesh which means “holy convocations” or “holy REHEARSALS”. (Leviticus 23:4)

These rehearsals performed each year are mere shadows of REAL future events.

All the Feasts will have their ultimate fulfillment during the Tribulation, Second Coming, and Millennium.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016


JESUS, NOT DEMONS !

We receive a lot of emails about demons.

Some relatively new Christian joins a congregation, and nearly all they hear about is demons.

Some are given a LONG LIST of supposed demon names to rebuke.

They are taught to spend A LOT OF TIME – each and every day – rebuking demons.

They are told that IF THEY DON’T DO IT EACH AND EVERY DAY, they are allowing demons to operate.

They HEAR MORE ABOUT DEMONS THAN THEY DO ABOUT JESUS!!!

THEY DEVOTE MORE TIME TO DEMONS THAN THEY DO TO JESUS!!!

In some areas of the world, particularly in parts of Africa, congregants are encouraged – by their “pastors” no less – to engage in imprecatory prayers where EVIL IS PRONOUNCED against people and, supposedly, against spiritual entities:

“Die, die, die! Any person who is against me shall die, any person who is against my progress shall die. God let my enemy die !”

I have ONE SIMPLE QUESTION for all these misguided fanatics:

WHAT THE HELL kind of “ministry” is THAT?

Besides BEING BIBLICAL ILLITERATES, these people are VERY STUPID and VERY WRONG.

Is Jesus such A WEAK “Savior” that we need to be fearful and ON THE DEFENSIVE ALL THE TIME lest some demon attack us?

WHERE IN THE BIBLE do we find THAT bunch of religious EXCREMENT?

Yes, there are imprecatory prayers IN THE OLD Testament, primarily in the Book of Psalms.

That was under the Mosaic Law that called for “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth”. (Deuteronomy 19:21)

That was BEFORE Jesus made A NEW and BETTER COVENANT based on the Supreme Law of the universe which is Divine Love.

That was BEFORE Jesus came and taught:

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy: but I tell you, LOVE YOUR ENEMIES AND PRAY FOR THOSE WHO PERSECUTE YOUTHAT YOU MAY BE CHILDREN OF your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:44-45)

That was BEFORE Jesus said:

“But to you who are listening I say: LOVE YOUR ENEMIES, DO GOOD TO THOSE WHO HATE YOU, BLESS THOSE WHO CURSE YOU, PRAY FOR THOSE WHO MISTREAT YOU. “ (Luke 6:27-28)

There is NO IMPRECATORY PRAYER in the NEW Testament.

And those who engage in that pile of manure ARE DISOBEYING JESUS and bringing JUDGMENT and CALAMITY ON THEIR OWN STUPID HEADS!

In fact, we would have to question IF THEY ARE REALLY BORN-AGAIN.

Yes, the New Testament talks about casting out demons. 

This was done by Jesus, and later by His Apostles, when they came across some TRULY demon possessed person.

Those instances, for the most part, took place BEFORE Calvary and the Resurrection.

And those instances were FEW.

Neither Jesus nor His Apostles spend COUNTLESS HOURS REBUKING DEMONS.

Unless we’ve gone completely nuts and think that EVERYONE AROUND US IS DEMON POSSESSED, that is A TOTAL WASTE OF TIME!

Demons thrive on fear. If anything, those “prayers” ARE ENERGIZING DEMONS, NOT KEEPING THEM AT BAY.

And, by the way, if you have to SPEND HOURS ON END “binding”, “rebuking” and SPEAKING EVIL AGAINST DEMONS, DOESN’T THAT PROVE THAT YOU HAVE NO SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY?

If you HAD spiritual authority, ALL YOU’D HAVE TO DO IS SAY IT ONCE: “Hey spirit of ____, GET OUT OF MY LIFE! You are bound, paralyzed, GAGGED, UNABLE TO OPERATE, and FORBIDDEN ACCESS to ANY AREA OF MY LIFE!

Period.

Jesus and His Apostles DID NOT go around CONSTANTLY casting out demons or rebuking demons as some “pastors” want to do today.

Those “pastors” LIVE IN FEAR.

They have more faith in DEMONS and their ALLEGED “power” than they do IN JESUS AND HIS BLOOD.

Truth is demons ARE DEFEATED FOR ETERNITY, and most of them are locked up in the abyss. (Revelation 9:1-2)

They only have whatever power WE GIVE THEM.

And WE GIVE THEM power, and access to function in our lives, mostly through IGNORANCE AND FEAR.

Jesus is INFINITELY more powerful than Satan, his fallen angels, and all the demons COMBINED.

INFINITELY MORE POWERFUL!

Praise His Name!

Either we believe THAT, or we need to stop HYPOCRITICALLY quoting 1 John 4:4:

GREATER IS HE WHO IS IN ME than he who is in the world”.

Constantly seeing “demons” and CONSTANTLY rebuking demons is NOT OCCULT, but it’s BAD, BAD THEOLOGY.

It makes “demons” a CONSTANT DISTRACTION that keeps us from FOCUSING ON JESUS.

If you want demons TO FLEE FROM YOU… well, LIKE DEMONS

FOCUS ON JESUS!

PRAISE JESUS!

They DETEST praise!

Live for Jesus, and AS Jesus, FROM YOUR BORN AGAIN SPIRIT, IN HIS DIVINE LOVE, AND NO DEMON CAN TOUCH YOU. (1 John 5:18)

They won’t even WANT TO COME NEAR YOU!

It’s Jesus WHO DESERVES OUR TIME AND ATTENTION, NOT demons!

It’s Jesus that we need to STAY FOCUSED ON, NOT demons !


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016


WHAT IS FAITH?

"Now faith is THE ASSURANCE (CERTAINTY) OF things hoped for, THE PROOF OF things not seen" (Hebrews 11:1).

I recently came across a video where the preacher was explaining what faith is. He said it means “to believe in Jesus” and then proceeded to say that WE HAVE TO ACT IT OUT.

He explained that upon believing in Jesus, we receive His Holy Spirit and, therefore, if we have faith we “MUST LIVE HOLY LIVES” because His Spirit is holy.

He said that UNLESS WE LIVE HOLY LIVES, we do not have faith, nor can have Christ’s Holy Spirit.

Then he quoted Amos 3:3: “can two walk together unless they agree”?

His explanation SOUNDS GOOD, at least ON THE SURFACE -- and then it dawned on me HOW MANY PREACHERS DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT FAITH IS.

And if THEY don’t know, HOW ON EARTH can they tell their congregations?

…Let alone tell the UNSAVED?

HOW can they PREACH THE GOSPEL, if they don’t know what FAITH is, when Salvation is ENTIRELY BASED ON FAITH?  (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Not only was his explanation wrong, NOT ONLY WAS IT UNBIBLICAL, NOT ONLY DID IT PROMOTE FEAR INSTEAD OF faith: this guy DOESN’T KNOW THE BIBLE AND DOESN’T UNDERSTAND FAITH.

He forgot ONE tiny thing: that WE DO NOT PRODUCE OUR OWN HOLINESS.

Again: it is IMPOSSIBLE for us to produce “OUR OWN” HOLINESS.

ALL HOLINESS COMES FROM JESUS.

Our ACTIONS DO NOT make us holy. It’s Jesus’ Presence IN US that makes us holy.

And “holy” HAS NEVER MEANT that we never sin.

Again: “holy” HAS NEVER MEANT that we “never sin” which is how religion has interpreted that word.

Holiness (kodesh in Hebrew, hagios in Greek) in both Old and New Testament simply means “set apart” or “separated” unto God.

“Faith” (pisteos) means “TO TRUST”.

When we receive Jesus as God and Savior, and TRUST His complete Work of Redemption, He puts His Spirit in us, SEALS US WITH HIS HOLY Spirit for redemption (2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13; 4:30),

It is JESUS that SETS US APART (SANCTIFIES US, MAKES US HOLY, SEPARATES US) UNTO HIMSELF. (Hebrews 10:10, 14)

That is THE ONLY REASON He calls us “holy people” or “saints”. (Romans 1::7; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 2 Corinthians 1:1; Ephesians 1:1; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:5, 23-24; Jude 1:1;)

It’s HIS HOLY Spirit IN US that makes us holy (set apart unto God), NOT OUR ACTIONS or lack thereof.

We can try to live “holy” lives OUTWARDLY ALL WE WANT, we can claim “holiness” all we want, we can SAY that we “believe in Jesus” ALL WE WANT, we can TALK ABOUT Jesus ALL WE WANT, but UNLESS we ARE 100% CERTAIN that He is the ONE THAT MAKES US HOLY, THAT WE HAVE NO RIGHTEOUSNESS OF OUR OWN, THAT HE IS THE ONLY ONE THAT SAVES US, and that OUR ACTIONS (good or bad) PLAY NO ROLE WHATSOEVER in Salvation, WE DO NOT TRUST JESUS.

And if we DO NOT TRUST JESUS ENTIRELY FOR SALVATION, WE ARE NOT SAVED.

All we have is DEAD religion.

This man also forgot that WE CAN WALK TOGETHER even when we act sinfully on the outside, because upon receiving Jesus into our hearts, we become ONE SPIRIT with Him and, therefore, INSEPARABLE from Christ(Romans 8:31-35;1 Corinthians 6:17).

It’s His HOLY Spirit IN US, who will, in the near “future”, RENEW OUR SINFUL MINDS and manifest Christ’s PERFECTION in us.

God’s NOT COUNTING any sins against us. But RELIGION is! (Romans 4:8; 2 Corinthians 5:19)

Jesus removed ALL SIN FOR ALL TIME. (Hebrews 9:26)

But religion – and this man UNFORTUNATELY represents religion – has MORE FAITH in sin’s ability to separate us from Christ, than in Jesus’ ability TO KEEP US ETERNALLY UNITED with Him. (Romans 8:31-35; 2 Thessalonians 5:23-24; Jude 1:24)

“Faith” is NOT ONLY “believing in” Jesus. There are MILLIONS of Christians who “believe in" Jesus WITH THEIR HEADS, but DO NOT TRUST Jesus COMPLETELY IN THEIR HEARTS.

“Faith” MEANS “TRUST”.

And UNLESS WE TRUST JESUS COMPLETELY, 100% -- with ALL OUR HEARTS --TO MAKE US HOLY, KEEP US HOLY, AND ETERNALLY SAVE US, we HAVE NO FAITH.


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2016


IT'S ALL IN WHOM YOU KNOW

Jesus used to convey great truths in the form of stories that He called "parables".

One such story is the parable of the 10 virgins found in Matthew 25:1-12.

It talks about 5 "wise" virgins and 5 FOOLISH virgins.

The difference between the wise and the foolish was NOT their intellect.

The ONLY difference between them was the wise HAD OIL (symbol of the Holy Spirit), and the foolish DIDN'T.

The Holy Spirit, who is God, comes TO LIVE IN US when we invite Jesus into our hearts and receive Him as Lord, Savior and God.

The Holy Spirit is the PERMANENT Manifest Presence of Jesus in our hearts.

Those who HAD Jesus' Presence in their hearts went with Him in the Rapture.

Those who DIDN'T, STAYED BEHIND and –even though they desperately tried to get in at the last moment – COULDN'T.

Why WEREN’T they raptured? 

Verse 12 says UNEQUIVOCALLY WHY: 

Jesus NEVER KNEW them. He never had spiritual intimacy with them. 

Even though they were religious, even though they called themselves “believers”, even though they “went through the motions” and had AN OUTER APPEARANCE of “Christianity”, He was A COMPLETE STRANGER TO THEM, and they were "strangers" to Him.

They'd heard of Him, they knew MENTALLY who He is, but they DON'T KNOW Him personally IN THEIR HEARTS.

They had NO CONNECTION with Jesus.

That's WHY they HAD NO LIGHT. That's WHY their lamps were going out. That's why they wallowed in OUTER DARKNESS.

They NEVER RECEIVED Christ into their hearts, or allowed Him to PENETRATE the deepest chambers of their inner beings.

Never talked to Him, shared with Him, heard from Him, or spent time with Him.

We have a similar situation in Matthew 7:22-23:

“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not PROPHESIED “IN YOUR NAME? and IN YOUR NAME HAVE CAST OUT DEMONS? and IN YOUR NAME DONE MANY WONDERFUL WORKS?

And then will I profess to them, I NEVER KNEW YOU: DEPART FROM ME, you that WORK iniquity.”

In both cases, it was LACK OF KNOWLEDGE of Jesus in the biblical sense that kept all these individuals FROM BEING RAPTURED AND from ENTERING GOD’S KINGDOM.

There’s ONE MORE THING these two passages have in common:

They DO NOT REFER to the world: they refer to PROFESSING “believers”.

Again:  Jesus issued this warning ONLY TO RELIGIOUS PEOPLE.

The world – as I’ve shared with you often – is able to SPOT A PHONY from a mile away!

Unfortunately most Christians lack such discernment.

Joel 2:32 says that WHOEVER calls on the Name of the Lord, even in the final seconds of this Age, WILL BE SAVED.

There will be A LOT OF WORLDLY PEOPLE, who never attended that religious club on Sunday, who never sang those boring hymns (and, dear Lord, most of them are YAWNING boring!), never went to sabbatical or Sunday school, never sang in the choir, never used those tired religious clichés, never led a “youth group”, never handed out tracts or tried to enlist others into THEIR religion, never tried to “keep” the 10 Commandments or the 24-hour Sabbath, WHO WILL RECOGNIZE Jesus, as THE REAL God, when He appears in the clouds.

And they’ll be WELCOMED into His Kingdom… with OPEN arms.

It’s the religious who THINK JESUS OWES THEM Salvation because they’ve followed their religion and its rules all their lives, who’ll be told: “DEPART FROM ME, EVIL WORKERS; you trusted your works, but NEVER TRUSTED ME, and I NEVER KNEW YOU”!

If you DON'T KNOW Jesus personally and INTIMATELY, if you DON’T TRUST HIM COMPLETELY FOR ETERNAL SALVATION, you better decide RIGHT NOW.

He's WORTH KNOWING even if there were no Rapture, no tribulation, no heaven, and no hell. 

WHAT ON EARTH are you waiting for?


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016


IS GOD UNFAIR ?

One of the great stumbling blocks for people who WANT TO reject Jesus Christ is that they view the Christian message as "UNFAIR":

If Salvation is thru Jesus and JESUS ALONE, if people CAN'T BE SAVED ANY OTHER WAY, what about the millions who never got to hear the Gospel?

What about Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists?

HOW can a just and loving God hold them responsible for a message they never heard?

God says (Romans 1:20)they are WITHOUT EXCUSE.

Why? Because the heavens, the earth, and the entire Creation, declare that THERE IS A GOD (Psalms 19:1).

If there is a God, and they know from all the wonders in and around them that HE ISWHY in heaven's name DID THEY NOT SEEK HIM?

God gives His Word that ANYONE, at any point in human history, WHO SEEKS HIM with ALL their heartWILL FIND HIM (Deuteronomy 4:29; Jeremiah 29:13).

If they HAVEN'T found Him, it's because they have NOT sought Him.

The fact they became Muslim, Hindu or Buddhist DOES NOT MEAN that they really sought God.

They were merely brainwashed since infancy with religious propaganda, accompanied by a set of man-invented religious “do’s” and “don’ts”.

Religion is NOT God and God is NOT a religion.

Nor is He religious.

They did not seek God ON THEIR OWN, WITH ALL THEIR HEARTS, wanting to KNOW HIM as He really is.

Had they sought Him – ON THEIR OWN – instead of blindly believing the religious rules they were taught, they WOULD HAVE FOUND HIM.

They would know that His Name is Jesus.

They would know there is NO GOD besides Him.

And that there is NO SALVATION IN ANYONE ELSE, OR BY ANY OTHER NAME (Acts 4:11-12)

If they have sought God at all, it hasn't been from a sincere, fully surrendered heartdetermined to accept that ONE TRUE GOD, whoever He may be, or ACCEPT HIS WILL, and whatever He may require.

They want "God" with CONDITIONS.

Preconditions come from a REBELLIOUS heart.

They "want God", but won't come to Him HIS WAY, which is Jesus. They want to come to Him THEIR way.

This explains why so many end up in false religions, like Buddhism, Kabbalah, New Age, Scientology, etc.

Because they KNOW there's a God, they want "God", but ONLY IF they can have Him “THEIR” WAY.

ONLY IF they can CONTROL and FULLY COMPREHEND His Infinite Greatness with their puny, insignificant, finite intellect.

ONLY IF they can LIVE ANY WAY THEY WANT.

ONLY IF they can sin to their heart's content.

ONLY IF that "god" will condone their depraved lifestyle.

ONLY IF their “belief” PLEASES THE WORLD.

ONLY IF what God says is deemed "ACCEPTABLE" in popular culture.

ONLY IF they can call "good" evil and EVIL "good".

ONLY IF they can “justify” barbaric acts like slaughtering those of other faiths, raping, maiming, pillaging, oppressing and enslaving.

There is more than one group of satanic barbarians, even as we speak, who CLAIM to be committing their horrific crimes in service of their nonexistent “god”.

They are simply using their invented “god” AS CONVENIENT EXCUSE for carrying out their horrendous atrocities.

These people won't CONFORM TO God. Instead, THEY WANT God TO CONFORM TO THEM.

It's no wonder Satan has capitalized on this attitude and provided a veritable smorgasbord of FALSE RELIGION, FALSE WAYS to "come to god", a total hodgepodge of SUBSTITUTE, futile religious VANITY.

God's NOT the problem.

He WANTS TO save you MORE than you want to save yourself.

That’s why He WENT TO THE CROSS and paid the ULTIMATE price, so that NO ONE would be lost.

If you end up in hell, DON'T BLAME HIM.

If you want to know the REAL problem, the REAL OBSTACLE to YOUR Salvation...

LOOK IN THE MIRROR!!!


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016


WHY DOES GOD ALLOW EVIL?

"...the sufferings of this present time ARE NOT WORTHY TO BE COMPARED WITH the glory which shall be revealed in us (Romans 8:18).

The simple answer is "because God gave man 
FREE WILL".

When God originally created the world, there was NO EVIL and, consequently, NO SUFFERING.

There were no earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes or typhoons. There were no catastrophic events, no death, no sickness, no poverty, no wars, and no lack. Everything was "exceedingly good".

Suffering began when man, both male and female, CHOSE TO disobey God and took that bite of the forbidden fruit.

God allowed it, knowing full well and IN ADVANCE, what it WOULD COST HIM to right the wrong (Revelation 13:8).

God created man in His own Image (Genesis 1:27). What I'm about to say may sound like heresy, but it's not:

We know the Image (Logos, Word) of God is God (John 1:1).

You can't create a god, and then make him a slave. 

That's a contradiction in terms.

GODS can do WHATEVER THEY WANT. And, sure enough, they did.

So God took a GINORMOUS risk when He created us IN HIS OWN IMAGE. In order to do so, He had to make His man a free moral agent. He had to allow him self-determination, which involves the ability to CHOOSE.

6,000 years of human history have come and gone, and man is STILL a free moral agent, but now has A CORRUPT NATURAL MIND because of sin.

Sin contaminated the natural human mind, which is responsible for ALL the suffering.

Since then, mankind and all of Creation has been "OUT OF ORDER".

Since then, the problem has snowballed, become far more complex, and with farther reaching consequences.

When Adam and Eve sinned, it initially affected TWO people. 

Now we have around 7 billion people on the planet ALL OF WHICH inherited contaminated minds and fallen natures from them.

Not to mention that all of nature, from the animal kingdom, to the planet itself is weighed down by sin.

Not to mention all the sinful ideas man has invented which have made mankind even more corrupt: war, terrorism, weapons, murder, rape, pillage, lying, stealing, drugs, alcohol, sexual immorality, porn... the list goes on and on.

Not to mention that the Accuser (Satan) is constantly putting HATEFUL THOUGHTS and IDEAS in man’s already corrupt natural mind and accusing brother to brother, sister to sister, and ethnic group to ethnic group.

There was a time when CORRUPTION BECAME SO GREAT that God, in His Divine Justice, HAD TO send judgment in the form of the universal flood (Genesis 6:7).

As we speak, humankind is tipping the scales of Divine Justice YET AGAIN, and God is getting ready to send UNPRECEDENTED JUDGMENT on unbelievers. 

No wonder Jesus likened this generation to the "days of Noah".

Hence, all the evil, all the suffering in the world, comes directly or indirectly FROM THE NATURAL, UNREGENERATE HUMAN MIND, WHICH IS, AND HAS BEEN FOR THE PAST 6 MILLENNIA, SATAN'S PAWN.

Worst of all, sometimes our minds are generating evil, and we don't even know it. 

We're not even conscious of it, because there's a part of the mind known as the SUBCONSCIOUS, where loads of garbage are stored, AND are BEING MANIFESTED all around us, without us even realizing where it comes from.

The Bible calls it "the mystery of iniquity" (2 Thessalonians 2:7).

We still have free will, though. And God still honors the free will He gave us, even when it ends up harming or destroying us.

As God, He has the power to do anything He wants, whenever He wants, but if He IMPOSED His will on us, and FAILED TO HONOR the free will He gave us, He'd not be playing fair. He'd be violating His OWN rules.

Sure, He can intervene at certain times and deliver people. Such times tend to be the EXCEPTION, not the rule. 

I'd be lying if I told you that I have full understanding of the spiritual dynamics by which He sometimes can and does INTERVENE.

When the Rapture happens, the sin-infected part of our minds will be consumed with the Brightness of Jesus' Appearing AS HE REALLY IS, and replaced with the Image of the INCORRUPTIBLE God, which will transform us from mortal to immortal, into manifested SONS OF GOD.

At that point, ALL suffering, for those who know Him, and eventually for His entire Creation, WILL END – it will be eradicated forever.

This is why Paul tells us in Romans 8:19 that not only we, but ALL CREATION is yearning for the day when Christ is MANIFESTED IN US.

That's when EVERYTHING, from humans to the animal kingdom, to nature, to the planet itself, will be restored to ORIGINAL ORDER.

That's what the Millennium, Jesus' Kingdom on earth, is ALL about.

The Good News is that 6,000 years of misery are behind us.

The Millennium, when everything is restored, is only A FEW YEARS AWAY.

Hang on, brothers and sisters. It may look bad now, but THE END RESULT is worth the wait.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2016


BURDENSOME STONE

"And in that day will I make Jerusalem A BURDENSOME STONE for all people: ALL THAT BURDEN THEMSELVES WITH IT SHALL BE CUT IN PIECES"... (Zechariah 12:3).

WHAT IS IT about Jerusalem that incites such passion among various ethnicities?

It sits on a mountainous terrain, devoid of natural resources. There's NO MATERIAL wealth there of which to speak. It has NO OIL, coal, or natural gas. 

It's not a sea port, has no major river, no major airport, no agriculture or manufacturing worthy of mention, no gold, silver, iron or copper, and even lacks the mineral riches of the Dead Sea, some 20 miles south.

Yet MORE BLOOD HAS BEEN SPILLED over this ONE city, than over all other cities of the world combined.

Jerusalem has been destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times.

One could argue that the fascination with this city has to do with its history, and that is largely true, but there's more to it than that. Other cities are also historically and culturally rich, and they DO NOT inspire the same degree of emotion, animosity, and awe.

As Jesus Himself pointed out, even THE PROPHETS God sent to this holy city usually ended up dead (Matthew 23:31; Luke 13:34). He Himself paid the ULTIMATE PRICE right on Mount Moriah, on the VERY SPOT where Abraham offered the Lamb in place of his son Isaac.

If its ancient stones could speak they would tell a violent, bloody history filled with death, unspeakable suffering and destruction.

And yet, despite all of the above, there's this almost magical quality to the city. There's a SUPERNATURAL-NESS that can be both felt and remembered vividly.

There's NO MIDDLE GROUND where Jerusalem is concerned: people either totally love it, or they totally hate it.

Jerusalem was under Arab rule for 1,200 years (under various caliphates from 638 A.D. to 1,099, with an 88-year period of Crusader rule from 1099-1187; then again under Muslim rule from 1187 to 1516, and under the Ottoman Turks from 1517-1917).

For all the Arab talk about it being the "Palestinian capital", for all the Islamic talk about it being the "third holiest site in Islam", during that long, dark, mournful period IT WAS NOTHING BUT AN UGLY, BARREN, DEPRESSING, UNDEVELOPED, SMELLY PLACE THAT LACKED EVEN A SEWAGE SYSTEM.

I've seen film footage from the early 1900's, and it speaks VOLUMES about what a SAD PLACE it was. When Jesus said it would be "TRAMPLED" by Gentiles (Luke 21:24), He wasn't kidding. It was trampled and OPPRESSED.

Mark Twain's visit to the Holy Land in 1867 (some 50 years before the British wrested Jerusalem from the Ottoman Turks in WWI) was described in "The Innocents Abroad".This is how he described Jerusalem's surroundings:

"..... A DESOLATE COUNTRY whose soil is rich enough, but IS GIVEN OVER WHOLLY TO WEEDS... A SILENT MOURNFUL EXPANSE.... a DESOLATION.... we never saw a human being on the whole route....HARDLY A TREE OR SHRUB ANYWHERE. Even the olive tree and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil, had almost deserted the country." (The Innocents Abroad, p. 361-362)

He described Jerusalem itself this way:

"It seems to me that all the races and colors and tongues of the earth must be represented among the fourteen thousand souls that dwell in Jerusalem. RAGS, WRETCHEDNESS, POVERTY AND DIRT, those signs and symbols that indicate the presence of Moslem rule more surely than the crescent-flag itself, ABOUND.

Lepers, cripples, the blind, and the idiotic, assail you on every hand... Jerusalem IS MOURNFUL, AND DREARY, AND LIFELESS. I WOULD NOT DESIRE TO LIVE HERE (The Innocents Abroad, Ch. 53, paragraph. 4).

What Muslims COULDN'T DO with Jerusalem in 1,200 years, Jews have done in merely 47 years.

Since Jerusalem was recovered by Israel in 1967, it has BLOSSOMED into what it is today: a dynamic, burgeoning metropolis AND THE ETERNAL CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.

WHAT is it, then, about Jerusalem that makes it SO SPECIAL?

What makes it important enough for three major religions to LITERALLY FIGHT over it?

Jerusalem is where the Kingdom of God began on earth.

It's THE CITY that God Himself CHOSE to "put His Name there"(Psalms 132:13; 1 Kings 11:36; 2 Chronicles 12:13; Ezra 6:12; Nehemiah 1:9).

It even has the symbol of God's Name, the Hebrew letter shin (which stands for God's Name, Shaddaistamped on its topography, showing He is THE RIGHTFUL OWNER, AND THIS UNIQUE CITY, His everlasting possession.

It's in Jerusalem where God's OWN SACRED BLOOD was poured out to redeem mankind and the rest of His fallen Creation.

And it's in Jerusalem where the Kingdom of God will be re-established after the Second Coming of Christ (Zechariah 14:1-9).

Soon virtually everyone left on earth will be UNSAVED.

The UNSAVED will HATE Jerusalem:

They will hate it and it will become a "burdensome stone" for them, because THEY KNOW it's in Jerusalem where the returning Christ will set the headquarters of His Kingdom on earth just a few years from now.

They will want to take and occupy it AS A PRE-EMPTIVE MEASURE.

Since they are Christ haters, they will capture it not out of love, but as a DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO PREVENT Messiah's return and the establishment of His Kingdom on earth.

They will figure that, as long as THEY possess it, Jesus CAN'T HAVE IT.

Ha! Guess again, unbelieving fools.

Those who LOVE Jerusalem will soon be gone:

Its spiritual children will be raptured and its natural children will be forced into hiding.

Its haters will possess her AND OPPRESS HER for 3½ years, and for THE LAST TIME EVER.

After that, Jesus will take, and FOREVER HOLD, what has always been His.

BURDENSOME STONE

"And in that day will I make Jerusalem A BURDENSOME STONE for all people: ALL THAT BURDEN THEMSELVES WITH IT SHALL BE CUT IN PIECES"... (Zechariah 12:3).

WHAT IS IT about Jerusalem that incites such passion among various ethnicities?

It sits on a mountainous terrain,devoid of natural resources. There's NO MATERIAL wealth there of which to speak. It has NO OIL, coal, or natural gas. 

It's not a sea port, has no major river, no major airport, no agriculture or manufacturing worthy of mention,
no gold, silver, iron or copper, and even lacks the mineral riches of the Dead Sea, some 20 miles south.

Yet MORE BLOOD HAS BEEN SPILLED over this ONE city, than over all other cities of the world combined.

Jerusalem has been destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times.

One could argue that the fascination with this city has to do with its history, and that is largely true, but there's more to it than that. Other cities are also historically and culturally rich, and they DO NOT inspire the same degree of emotion, animosity, and awe.

As Jesus Himself pointed out, even THE PROPHETS God sent to this holy city usually ended up dead (Matthew 23:31; Luke 13:34).He Himself paid the ULTIMATE PRICE right on Mount Moriah, on the VERY SPOT where Abraham offered the Lamb in place of his son Isaac.

If its ancient stones could speak they would tell 
a violent, bloody history filled with death, unspeakable suffering and destruction.

And yet, despite all of the above, there's this almost magical quality to the city. 
There's a SUPERNATURAL-NESS that can be both felt and remembered vividly.

There's NO MIDDLE GROUND where Jerusalem is concerned: people 
either totally love it, or they totally hate it.

Jerusalem was under Arab rule for 1,200 years(under various caliphates from 638 A.D. to 1,099, with an 88-year period of Crusader rule from 1099-1187; then again under Muslim rule from 1187 to 1516, and under the Ottoman Turks from 1517-1917).

For all the Arab talk about it being the "Palestinian capital", for all the Islamic talk about it being the "third holiest site in Islam",during that long, dark, mournful period IT WAS NOTHING BUT AN UGLY, BARREN, DEPRESSING, UNDEVELOPED, SMELLY PLACE THAT LACKED EVEN A SEWAGE SYSTEM.

I've seen film footage from the early 1900's, and it speaks VOLUMES about what a SAD PLACE it was. When Jesus said it would be
"TRAMPLED" by Gentiles (Luke 21:24), He wasn't kidding. It was trampled and OPPRESSED.

Mark Twain's visit to the Holy Land in 1867 (some 50 years before the British wrested Jerusalem from the Ottoman Turks in WWI) was described in
"The Innocents Abroad".This is how he described Jerusalem's surroundings:

".....
A DESOLATE COUNTRY whose soil is rich enough, but IS GIVEN OVER WHOLLY TO WEEDS... A SILENT MOURNFUL EXPANSE.... a DESOLATION....we never saw a human being on the whole route....HARDLY A TREE OR SHRUB ANYWHERE. Even the olive tree and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil, had almost deserted the country." (The Innocents Abroad, p. 361-362)

He described Jerusalem itself this way:

"It seems to me that all the races and colors and tongues of the earth must be represented among the fourteen thousand souls that dwell in Jerusalem. RAGS, WRETCHEDNESS, POVERTY AND DIRT, those signs and symbols that indicate the presence of Moslem rule more surely than the crescent-flag itself, ABOUND.

Lepers, cripples, the blind, and the idiotic, assail you on every hand...Jerusalem IS MOURNFUL, AND DREARY, AND LIFELESS. I WOULD NOT DESIRE TO LIVE HERE(The Innocents Abroad, Ch. 53, paragraph. 4).

What Muslims COULDN'T DO with Jerusalem in 1,200 years, Jews have done in merely 47 years.

Since Jerusalem was recovered by Israel in 1967, it has BLOSSOMED into what it is today:a dynamic, burgeoning metropolis AND THE ETERNAL CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.

WHAT is it, then, about Jerusalem that makes it SO SPECIAL?

What makes it important enough for three major religions to LITERALLY FIGHT over it?

Jerusalem is where the Kingdom of God began on earth.

It's THE CITY that God Himself CHOSE to "put His Name there"(Psalms 132:13; 1 Kings 11:36; 2 Chronicles 12:13; Ezra 6:12; Nehemiah 1:9).

It even has the symbol of God's Name, the Hebrew letter shin (which stands for God's Name,Shaddaistamped on its topography, showing He is THE RIGHTFUL OWNER, AND THIS UNIQUE CITY, His everlasting possession.

It's in Jerusalem where God's OWN SACRED BLOOD was poured out to redeem mankind and the rest of His fallen Creation.

And it's in Jerusalem where the Kingdom of God will be re-established after the Second Coming of Christ (Zechariah 14:1-9).

Soon virtually everyone left on earth will be UNSAVED.

The UNSAVED will HATE Jerusalem:

They will hate it and it will become a "burdensome stone" for them, because THEY KNOW it's in Jerusalem where the returning Christ will set the headquarters of His Kingdom on earth just a few years from now.

They will want to take and occupy it AS A PRE-EMPTIVE MEASURE.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016


WHAT IS "THE CHURCH"

In Matthew 16:18 Jesus made the historic announcement that HE (not mortal man) would build HIS CHURCH and the "gates of hell WOULD NOT PREVAIL against it".

He fulfilled that promise in Acts chapter 2:1-36, when He sent the Holy Spirit to LIVE IN each believer.

That's when the Church WAS BORN.

The word "church" appears 114 times in the New Testament.

However, there is GROSS MISINFORMATION, and HUGE CONFUSION as to what the Church is... and isn't.

2,000 years after Jesus walked the earth, certain denominations claim to be "the Church that Jesus founded" TO THE EXCLUSION OF everyone else.

Still other denominations claim to HAVE A MONOPOLY ON TRUTH, and that they were INVENTED to "correct" the problems and wrong doctrine in the Church.

ALL denominations who make these claims ARE LYING.

When Jesus and His disciples spoke of the "Church", they were talking about THE WHOLE ASSEMBLY (GROUP) OF BELIEVERS in Him.

They NEVER referred TO A BUILDING as "the Church".

They NEVER referred TO A DENOMINATION (like Baptist, Methodist, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Catholic, Presbyterian, Church of God, or Pentecostal) as "the Church".

They NEVER referred TO A RELIGION as "the Church".

NEVER!!!

There were NO Christian BUILDINGS or worship centers in the Early Church.

There were NO DENOMINATIONS in the Early Church.

There was NO CHRISTIAN (organized) RELIGION in the Early Church.

There was GENUINE FAITH (TRUST) in Jesus and there were religious PRETENDERS.

The earliest denomination, the earliest "Christian" religion, and the earliest "Christian" buildings, were INVENTED - BY MORTALS -400 YEARS LATER.

These are UNDISPUTED, BIBLICAL and HISTORICAL FACTS.

For these reasons,I STOPPED BELIEVING in organized religion - regardless of name - many years ago.

STOPPED BELIEVING IN DENOMINATIONS.

I ALSO STOPPED BELIEVING IN BUILDINGS.

Those buildings FALSELY called "churches" ARE NOT the Church.

Again: Those buildings FALSELY called "first church of whatever", or "our lady of whatever" ARE NOT the Church.

NO Christian denomination - REGARDLESS OF name or provenance - is the Church.

There are people in my family who are born-again and still believe in organized religion.

I'm sure there are some in your family.

Just like there are people READING this message who believe in it.

I'm a realist, and acknowledge that for most Christians that's NOT LIKELY to change anytime soon - this side of the Rapture.

As long as they are SAVED (born again) I'm happy to allow the Holy Spirit to guide them as to when, where and HOW to worship Jesus.

However, Jesus called me to preach and teach THE TRUTH, NOT some religious fantasy concocted hundreds of CENTURIES AFTER His public ministry, death, Resurrection and Ascension.

And THE TRUTH concerning HIS Church is exactly what I have stated above - and NOTHING else.

What, then, is Jesus' Church?

It's A WORLDWIDE GROUP of believers, that TRUST JESUS - AND JESUS ALONE - to be their God and ONLY Savior, and who have experienced A NEW SPIRITUAL BIRTH FROM ABOVE(John 3:3-5).

Consequently, they are people IN WHOM JESUS LIVES (Ephesians 3:17).

They are individuals in whose hearts THE HOLY SPIRIT LIVES (Romans 8:9).

These people (His Church) TRANSCEND man-made religion, denominational barriers, WRONG TEACHING, religious lies, religious buildings, religious tradition, and ANYTHING ELSE invented by mortal men and women.

These people (His Church) - ALTHOUGH YOU'D NEVER KNOW IT by looking at them or hearing them - ARE ONE SPIRIT WITH JESUS AND WITH EACH OTHER.

That SPIRITUAL unity - which is ETERNAL, UNCHANGING Truth -- will MANIFEST at the collective Rapture.

These individuals were CHOSEN by God and PREDESTINED in Christ Jesus BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH (Ephesians 1:4).

Collectively, we comprise THE BODY OF Christ.

Jesus, is NOW and FOREVER the Head of His Body (Ephesians 1:22).

If JESUS - and NO ONE ELSE - IS NOT THE ONE AND ONLY Head of your religion, denomination, or group -- THAT'S NOT HIS CHURCH.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016


THE FATE OF ISLAM

Because of the constant threat of Islamic terrorism, because it is mentioned daily in the news, there are a number of so-called prophetic ministries and websites, plus certain local congregations, who are now pushing an Islamic Antichrist, and Islam taking over the world.

They are teaching Islamic eschatology, and saying that the non-existent, mythical figure called “the Mahdi” -- THAT NO ONE HAS EVER SEEN, OR WILL EVER SEE, and of whom there is NO HISTORICAL RECORD ANYWHERE -- will be the Antichrist.

Some embellish it even more by SPECULATING that this guy is the angel Abaddon mentioned in Revelation 9:11.

There is NOTHING that links Abaddon to the INVENTED Mahdi. That's pure BALONEY:

        The Mahdi DOES NOT EXIST.

        The Mahdi IS NOT MENTIONED in the Bible.

        Islam is NOT MENTIONED IN the Bible.

        The false religion of Islam DID NOT EXIST when the Bible (Old or New Testaments) was written.

        The term Mahdi was UNKNOWN until LATE in the 7th century A.D.

        These are UNDISPUTED FACTS.

How, then, could he be Abaddon, the angel of the abyss?

How could he have rule over the demons in the Abyss IN THE FIRST CENTURY, WHEN JOHN PENNED THE REVELATION, when he wasn’t even INVENTED until LATE IN THE 7TH CENTURY?

Islam teaches that he will rule the world. How can AN ANGEL rule the world, when God GAVE MAN – and ONLY MAN – dominion over the earth? (Genesis 1:28; Psalm 115:16)

(That is why Satan needs A MAN (Antichrist) in order to rule the earth THROUGH HIS MAN.  (Daniel 7:24-25; 8:23-25; 11:36)

And all those “Christians” who teach ISLAMIC eschatology, when they DON’T KNOW CHRISTIAN ESCHATOLOGY, should be ASHAMED.

Islam ruling the world? An Islamic Antichrist?

NO SUCH THINGS are taught IN THE BIBLE.

And I challenge ANYONE ON EARTH to produce ONE – JUST ONE – Bible verse that says such IDIOCY.

The Antichrist CANNOT be Muslim:

1.Muslims DO NOT worship IMAGES.

The False Prophet will make worship of Antichrist's IMAGE MANDATORY under penalty of death (Revelation 13:15).

2. Revelation 13:6 tells us Antichrist "opened his mouth in blasphemies against God,TO BLASPHEME HIS NAME"...

If he were the Mahdi, he'd be blaspheming HIS OWN ISLAMIC "GOD" Allah.

Or else, he’d be ADMITTING that Allah IS NOT God. That would make him NON-Muslim. Ooops !

3. Daniel 11:37 says "neither shall he regard the gods of his fathers, nor the desire of women, NOR REGARD ANY god".

Muslims have a “god” named Allah. If this dude doesn’t regard ANY god, that would have to include Allah.

That means that he will not worship Allah.

For that reason ALONE, he CANNOT be Muslim.

4. According to Revelation 17:8, and 10-11, the Antichrist MUST HAVE ALREADY LIVED PRIOR TO the first century A.D. There were no Muslims at the time. The Islamic religion DID NOT EVEN EXIST. 

NO WAY CAN HE BE MUSLIM.

Additionally, ACCORDING TO GOD:

1. Antichrist MUST BE A KING (Daniel 7:24; 8:25; Revelation 17:10-12).

2. He MUST BE Greek (Daniel 8:8-9; 11:28; Revelation 13:2).

3. He MUST BE a MILITARY GENIUS with a well-known record of being “INVINCIBLE” (Revelation 13:4).

It’s that STERLING REPUTATION AS A GREAT MILITARY MAN that’ll convince rebellious mankind that this man can DEFEAT Jesus.

4. He MUST believe himself to be god (Daniel 11:36-38; 2 Thessalonians 2:4).

NO MUSLIM WOULD DARE BELIEVE THAT.

5. Must be one of the 7 kings that reigned PRIOR TO THE FIRST CENTURY A.D. (Revelation 17:10-12).

6. He’s not someone presently on earth, nor will he be born, but WILL ARISE FROM THE ABYSS (Revelation 11:7; 17:8).

7. He MUST BE EASILY RECOGNIZABLE BY EVERYONE when he reappears. (Revelation 17:8)

8. He MUST BE “like a leopard”.  (Daniel 7:6; Revelation 13:2)

9. The “number of his name” is “the number of man” which is SIX. (Revelation 13:17-18)

Therefore, the word “man” MUST BE PART OF HIS NAME.

Unless he meets these 9 BIBLICAL REQUIREMENTS GIVEN BY GOD – he IS NOT the Antichrist.

NO MUSLIM -- past or present -- meets ANY of these requirements.

Therefore, THERE’S NO WAY IN HEAVEN, HELL, OR EARTH THAT Antichrist CAN BE MUSLIM.

So, what does the future hold for the religion of Islam? Glad you asked...

Muslims WILL SEE JESUS COMING IN A CLOUD WITH POWER AND GREAT GLORY (every eye will see Him).

They'll SEE most Christians disappear, and HORRIBLE JUDGMENTS POURED OUT ON THE EARTH thereafter (Revelation 1:7; 6:12-16).

They'll witness one-third of mankind annihilated, thousands of demons coming out of the pit stinging and tormenting people, including themselves and their Islamic "brothers". 

They'll see a new temple built in Jerusalem, despite their stubborn opposition.

They'll see TWO WITNESSES demonstrating supernatural powers and, finally…

They will SEE the non-Islamic, GREEK Antichrist RISEN FROM THE DEAD, claiming to be God.

They will see Dhul Karnayim (Alexander the Great) and his Jewish false prophet, ruling the world...

By then THEY'LL KNOW the Q'uran is a bunch of manure, that Allah is a false god, and Mohammed a false prophet who didn't know squat about the true God, Salvation, heaven or the end times.

By then, THEY'LL KNOW THEY HAVE BELIEVED A LIE

They'll KNOW, and will be shocked to realize, that the religion they held so dear, and in which they believed so blindly, is WORTHLESS.

They’ll realize there is NO MAHDI.

They will realize that those they previously hailed as "martyrs" for INFLICTING UNSPEAKABLE ATROCITIES ON OTHERS, HAVE DIED IN VAIN.

Instead of 72 virgins and Paradise, they will find themselves IN THE FLAMES OF A NEVER-ENDING TORMENT.

ISLAM, THEREFORE, WILL CEASE TO EXIST.

It will NEVER rule the world. It won’t even COME CLOSE.

Then, to boot, the Antichrist and his prophet, will demand that EVERYONE (including Muslims) TAKE HIS MARK, AND WORSHIP HIM, AS A SIGN OF COMPLETE SUBMISSION TO HIM (not to allah), UNDER PENALTY OF DEATH (Revelation 13:16-18).

Then the True God, the God of the Bible, will send three angels thru the heaven, preaching His ETERNAL Gospel, and warning everyone, including whatever former Muslims still remain alive, NOT TO RECEIVE the Antichrist's mark, and to believe in the One True God (Revelation 14:6-13).

At that point, ALL RELIGION will have been discredited.

Humans will have only two choices: God or Satan, Christ or Antichrist (Revelation 13:4, 15; 15:2; 20:4).

That's really THE ONLY CHOICE, anyone's ever had.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016


ASSYRIA

The territory taken by ISIS so far, roughly corresponds to that of ancient Assyria.

Assyria would eventually grow into an Empire that conquered Babylon, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, and a portion of Saudi Arabia to its south, Armenia and portions of Turkey to its north.

Like ISIS, they were quite brutal and intolerant.

The Assyrians conquered the Kingdom of Israel and took the 10 northern tribes into captivity in 721 B.C.

Their removal and dispersion was so thorough that, to this day, no mortal knows their whereabouts.

God, of course, knows everything, knows who and where they are, has kept track of each Israelite, and has promised to bring ALL 12 TRIBES BACK into the Land of Promise during His Millennial Kingdom on earth.

In 2 Kings chapters 18 and 19 we have the story of how the Assyrians under Sennacherib tried to invade and conquer the Southern Kingdom of Judah, during Hezekiah's reign.

We read how, like ISIS, they issued all kinds of threats, and used psychological means to intimidate the Jews, and of God's wonderful deliverance of His people.

Assyria was eventually defeated in 608 B.C. by the Babylonians and CEASED TO EXIST as an independent nation, becoming a province of the Babylonian Empire.

Then they experienced a spiritual turnaround:

Assyrians began to convert to the Christian faith as early as the first century A.D.

Those Christians in Iraq presently being threatened, exiled and slaughtered by Isis, are descendants of the ancient Assyrians.

They still speak Aramaic, the same language Jesus and His apostles spoke.

And despite their current, temporary distress, God will be merciful to them, and has promised to restore Assyria's national identity and bless Assyria during His coming Kingdom on earth.

Isaiah chapter 19 mentions that Egypt will be oppressed by Antichrist, then mightily delivered and restored by Jesus.

And 19:23-25 contains this beautiful promise:

"In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians WILL WORSHIP TOGETHER.

In that day Israel WILL BE THE THIRD, ALONG WITH Egypt and AssyriaA BLESSING on the earth.

The LORD Almighty WILL BLESS THEM, saying, "Blessed be Egypt MY PEOPLE, Assyria MY HANDIWORK, and Israel MY INHERITANCE."

ALL OF US have been "Assyrians" at one point or another in our spiritual journey.

ALL OF US have rebelled against God, and perhaps even at some point attacked or persecuted His people.

Have you screwed up big time, rebelled against Jesus, but finally seen the light and want to repent and RETURN TO HIM who has NEVER left you?

Please give or rededicate your heart - ALL OF IT - to Him right now.

If Assyria can be restored, SO CAN YOU.


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016


EVANGELICAL” FRAUD

There’s A LOT of fraud going on in so-called “evangelical” circles, but I’m not talking about the “give in order to get” LIE or about the “tithing” LIE this time.

I’m talking about possibly THE GREATEST FRAUD that can be perpetrated on DUMB SHEEP by so-called “pastors” and “ministers” of Christ.

I’m talking about THE LIE that Salvation CAN BE LOST.

I recently came across a video by two SUPPOSEDLY “evangelical” pastors, and ONE SUPPOSEDLY “Messianic” Jew.

You should have heard ALL THE ROAD BLOCKS and all the confused and CONVOLUTED CRITERIA this misguided trio gave about Salvation.

You should have heard all the “caveats” about Salvation these Fraidy Cats threw in front of Christians and non-Christians…

You should have heard ALL THE CONTRADICTIONS in their teaching, which made Salvation seem like something almost unattainable.

Not to mention THE MANY TIMES they CONTRADICTED GOD…DIRECTLY.

It all boiled down to grace PLUS works:

“Yes, we’re saved by grace. Yes salvation is A GIFT, BUT…”

There are NO BUTS!

Either salvation is ENTIRELY by Grace, or it’s by works.

It CANNOT BE BY BOTH (Romans 11:6).

There is NO SUCH THING as “grace PLUS works”.

“If by Grace, THEN IT IS NO LONGER BY WORKS: otherwise Grace IS NO MORE GRACE”. (Romans 11:6)

And if Grace is NO MORE Grace, all you got left is DISGRACE – I don’t’ care HOW “good” a Christian you think you are, how “obedient” you claim to be, or how many “good works” you performed.

I finally stepped in and told them they should be ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES and should STOP CALLING THEMSELVES “MINISTERS of the Gospel” since, obviously, they DON’T KNOW the Gospel.

Those who KNOW Jesus and KNOW His Gospel, KNOW that Salvation CANNOT be lost.

If it COULD BE lost, then the Gospel WOULD NOT BE “Gospel” (Good News) AT ALL.

These charlatans DON’T KNOW THE GOSPEL and DON’T UNDERSTAND the NEW Testament:

God promised that when He made that NEW Testament He would not only clean and forgive ALL SIN FOREVER, He wouldn’t even REMEMBER our sins (Jeremiah 31:31-36; Hebrews 8:12; 10:17)

God said that, because Jesus ALREADY REMOVED ALL SIN FOR ALL TIME, He NO LONGER COUNTS ANY SIN against us (Romans 4:8; 2 Corinthians 5:19).

If God NO LONGER REMEMBERS our sins, and God DOES NOT COUNT ANY SIN against us, HOW, THEN, can Salvation be lost?

If God be FOR US, WHO can be AGAINST us? (Romans 8:31)

WHO shall bring ANY CHARGE against God’s elect? (Romans 8:33)

If Salvation can be LOST, then HOW CAN IT BE CALLED “ETERNAL Life” (John 3:16-17)

Jesus Christ TOOK AWAY the sin OF THE WORLD – ONCE and FOR ALL! (John 1:29; Hebrews 9:10, 12, 26; 10:14; 1 John 3:5).

Either we believe that, and PREACH HIS TRUE Gospel -- or we preach a FALSE “gospel”.

Those who PREACH A FALSE “gospel”, who preach that works PLAY ANY ROLE AT ALL in Salvation, ARE ACCURSED. (Galatians 1:8)

They are NOT evangelical, they are NOT real Christians, but are as heretical as any of the satanic sects like Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, Church of God, Church of Christ or Mormons.

They are the very ones Jesus warned about, who DECEIVE others supposedly “in Jesus Name” even saying that Jesus IS the Messiah (Matthew 24:4)

They are those who will say to Jesus:

“Lord, Lord DID WE NOT PROPHESY “in your name”, and “in your name” CAST OUT DEMONS, and “in your name” DO MANY WONDERFUL WORKS?’ (Matthew 7:22-23)

And Jesus will reply: ‘I NEVER KNEW YOU. Get away from me, WORKERS of evil!

Salvation is based ENTIRELY on WHAT JESUS DID, NOT ON WHAT WE DO.

Receive Jesus into your heart and NOTHING and NO ONE can take away your Salvation.

Trust Jesus COMPLETELY and you will ALWAYS have Salvation.

Trust YOUR OWN WORKS and YOU’LL NEVER HAVE SALVATION.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016


WORKERS

In Matthew 20:1-16, Jesus tells the parable of the WORKERS.

He compares the Kingdom of God to the owner of a vineyard, who goes out early in the morning to hire workers.

He agrees to pay them a certain sum for a day's work.

Then he goes out again, three hours later, and hires some more workers. Three hours after that, he hires even more.

Finally, AT THE 11TH HOUR, WHEN THERE'S HARDLY ANY WORK LEFT, he hires more workers.

When evening came, He paid EXACTLY THE SAME WAGES TO THOSE WHO'D WORKED FOR ONLY ONE HOUR as TO THOSE WHO'D WORKED SINCE 6 A.M.

In fact He paid the LAST WORKERS FIRST, and the first workers (those who'd toiled since 6 a.m.) He paid last.

The first workers then complained that they should have received more than the last workers, since they had WORKED a lot longer AND HARDER.

But the owner of the vineyard told them (PARAPHRASING) "hey, I paid you the wages for which you agreed to do the work. What business is it of yours if I WANT TO pay these last guys the same as you guys? It's my money. I can do with it, whatever I want. YOU'RE JUST UPSET BECAUSE I'M GOOD, and I'm extending UNDESERVED GOODNESS to them".

The first WORKERS are an allegory for those who try to EARN THEIR WAY into the Kingdom thru WORKS.

They THINK they're more "deserving", and "entitled" to "more pay" ("MORE SALVATION") because they've borne the "burden and heat" of the day.

They THINK keeping the law and the 10 commandments, and going to a building they INCORRECTLY call "church" on Saturday, or Sunday, will get them Salvation and a better place in the Kingdom.

They ARROGANTLY THINK that they’re “THE ONLY ONES” who obey God  and DESERVE salvation because of their ALLEGED “obedience”.

But Jesus unequivocally stated THAT THOSE WHO THINK THAT WAY ARE WRONG:

Those WHO HARDLY DID ANYTHING, WHO SIMPLY TRUSTED (HAD FAITH IN) THE OWNER'S WORD, AND HIS SHEER GOODNESS, got paid the same, AND GOT THEIR PAY FIRST, which means they ENTERED INTO THE KINGDOM AHEAD OF THE "WORKERS".

Then, the Lord makes the astounding statement "the last shall be first, and the first shall be last: for many are CALLED, but few are CHOSEN". 

Is it wrong to do good works?  NO.

What IS wrong is TRUSTING those works for Salvation, either INSTEAD OF Jesus, or ALONG WITH Jesus.  

If you need works in order to be saved then works ARE CO-SAVIORS. 

There's NO WAY OF GETTING around that Truth

And if works are CO-SAVIORS that means that Jesus is INSUFFICIENT TO SAVE, since He ALONE COULDN’T GET THE JOB DONE and, therefore, He’s NO SAVIOR AT ALL

You CAN'T have it both ways (Romans 11:6). 

Those who think Jesus ALONE can’t save ETERNALLY, ARE NOT SAVED and are headed for Hades.

Salvation iJESUS ALONE, LIVING IN OUR HEARTS.

NOTHING MORE, and NOTHING LESS!

God didn't call His children to toil and labor for the Kingdom; He called them, and CHOSE THEM, to REST IN HIM:

To SIMPLY TRUST and RECEIVE His UNDERSERVED Goodness TOWARD THEM.

The TRUE SABBATH, according to Hebrews 4:10, is CEASING FROM OUR OWN WORKS, and TRUSTING JESUS' FINISHED WORK OF SALVATION ON OUR BEHALF.

It's resting in Him, and WHAT HE DID for us.

Salvation is NOT what WE DO, it's WHAT HE DID.

THAT IS THE REST of which the Old Testament Sabbath was merely a shadow:

It's what the 24-hour Sabbath REPRESENTED (Colossians 2:16-17).

NOTHING that WE DO will get us to heaven. (Psalm 53:1; Isaiah 64:6; Mark 10:18)

ONLY WHAT JESUS DID will get us into heaven.

Here's Jesus' personal invitation to ALL "workers":

STOP WORKING FOR SALVATION: Cease from YOUR OWN WORKS, and TRUST (have faith in) His finished Work:

"Come unto me, ALL YOU who WORK and are HEAVY LADENand I WILL GIVE YOU REST" (Matthew 11:28).

All "WORKERS" NEED TO STOP TRUSTING their OWN works for salvation, they NEED TO STOP TRUSTING their man or woman invented religion, and they NEED TO TRUST Jesus – COMPLETELY.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16. 2016


LITERALLY

The Holy Spirit DIDN'T inspire God's Word so that SINFUL mortals would take turns rendering THEIR OPINION about it.

Nor did it take THE BLOOD OF MANY Jewish and Christian MARTYRS to preserve it in written form, so that someone would come along, 2,000-3,500 years AFTER the fact and capriciously say "I THINK that MEANS"...

God doesn't need "INTERPRETERS".

He said what He meant, and MEANT what He said.

The Bible is to be understood LITERALLY:

Except in instances where THE CONTEXT CLEARLY INDICATES it's to be taken allegorically.

UNLESS THE CONTEXT UNEQUIVOCALLY indicates it's a metaphor, Scripture is to be taken LITERALLY, WORD FOR WORD.

When Isaiah 63 or Revelation 19 say that Jesus "treads the wine press of Almighty God", does that mean that Jesus WILL ACTUALLY STOMP GRAPES ON AN ACTUAL WINE PRESS?

Of course not!

THE CONTEXT clearly indicates it's a metaphor, since it says that He "trampled the people in His fury" and that THEIR BLOOD "stained His garments".

He is merely indicating that He WILL CRUSH His enemies at Armageddon, LIKE a person would crush grapes under his/her feet.

Just like grape juice (blood of grapes) flows down a real wine press, their blood will run down the Kidron Valley, AND UP TO THE HORSES' BRIDLES, when that happens.

Similarly, when Revelation 13:2 describes "the beast" (Antichrist) having "7 heads and 10 horns", does that mean the Antichrist will be A REAL 7-HEADED MONSTER that will come out of the abyss?

No.

We are told elsewhere in Scripture that he is A MAN.

We are also given THE MEANING that the 7 heads and 10 horns symbolize ELSEWHERE in Scripture (Revelation 17:8-10).

UNLESS SUCH SYMBOLISM is used and CLEARLY DEFINED AS SUCH, it's not an allegory, IT'S LITERAL.

Most doctrinal error is the result of people who have foolishly and arrogantly tried to "super spiritualize" what Scripture says, or allegorize what God ACTUALLY said.

When we do this, we can MAKE the Bible "say" nearly ANY THING our VAIN AND CORRUPT IMAGINATION WANTS IT to say.

That, however, DOES NOT MAKE our "interpretation" TRUE.

God's written Word repeatedly warns of the dire and terminal consequences of ADDING OR SUBTRACTING to it (Deuteronomy 12:32; Proverbs 30:6; Revelation 22:18-19).

It's one thing to make AN HONEST, UNINTENTIONAL mistake because we are, after all, humans.

It's ANOTHER THING to do so INTENTIONALLY, NEGLIGENTLY AND/OR GRATUITOUSLY.

God's Word is to be approached with GREAT RESPECT:

It's better to play it safe and say "I don't know" than TO LIE, CONTRADICT ABSOLUTE TRUTH, add, subtract, OR CHANGE WHAT the Bible SAYS.

DON'T ADD. DON'T SUBTRACT. DON'T CHANGE.

DON'T SAY "the Bible says" WHEN IT DOESN'T.

Revelation 21:8 WARNS that ALL LIARS, who contradict ABSOLUTE Truth, will have their part in the Lake of Fire.

I wouldn't mess with God, or His Word, if I were you.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016


ARMAGEDDON: WHO, WHEN, WHERE, HOW, WHY & WHAT

WHO: Antichrist will lead a multinational army from all the nations on earth, against Jerusalem (which has been in their possession for 42 months) TO TRY to destroy it, so that Jesus cannot reign from there. (Zechariah 12:2, 6)

He gathers his armies against Jesus to try to IMPEDE His Second Coming and His subsequent Kingdom on earth (Revelation 16:12-14; 17:12-14; 19:19)

Every nation that has survived the 6 trumpet judgments will be represented. (Zechariah 12:3)

This will include the U.S., Russia, China, and many nations east of the Euphrates. (Revelation 16:12-14)

WHEN: On or about Yom Teruah (incorrectly called “Rosh Hashanah”), near the very end of the tribulation, about 10 days before Antichrist’s 42-month reign is about to expire and about 15 days before the Second Coming of Jesus (Sukkot). (Deuteronomy 31:10; Daniel 7:25; 9:24-25; 12:7)

WHEREAntichrist’s armies will surround Jerusalem. (Zechariah 12:2-3, 6)

His troops will be massed on the Valley of Megiddo (a/k/a Valley of Jezreel) in northern Israel. (Zechariah 12:11; Revelation 16:12-14, 16)

This valley runs from Megiddo all the way down to Jerusalem.

HOW: a frequent question we get is what kind of weapons will be deployed.

Zechariah 12:4 and Revelation 19:17-18 both mention horses.

This detail, together with the location, indicates that it will be strictly A GROUND WAR, ON LAND, not by sea or air.

Apparently, Antichrist will use infantry and cavalry.

This makes a lot of sense, since those were the main methods of waging war during his first coming (4th century B.C.) and, therefore, the ones with which he’s very familiar and proficient.

Apparently, modern weapons and wmd’s are destroyed in the early part of the tribulation during the 6 trumpet judgments. (Isaiah 2:4; Revelation 8:9; 9:14-19)

Frankly, though, the weapons are IRRELEVANT.

Regardless of which type of weapons they use, Jesus is THE INSTANT AND OVERWHELMING VICTOR.

WHY: to prevent the Second Coming of Christ and His subsequent reign on earth. (Revelation 16:12-14; 17:12-14; 19:17-18)

To destroy Jerusalem, so that Jesus cannot take possession of it or reign from there. (Zechariah 12:2-3, 6)

WHAT: The fight is “fixed”. The final outcome has already been decided.

JESUS WINS -- IN AN INSTANT! (Zechariah 14:3-9; Revelation 17:14; 19:20)

Antichrist’s armies are instantly annihilated. Birds of prey will feast on their dead carcasses. (Revelation 19:17-18, 21)

Antichrist (Alexander) and his false prophet (Judas) are captured and thrown alive into the lake of fire. (Revelation 19:20)

Satan is also captured AND LOCKED UP IN THE ABYSS FOR A THOUSAND YEARS. (Revelation 20:3)

It’s a TOTAL mismatch.

The only reason it’s even called a battle is because of the army that is gathered against Jesus, and their INTENT to make war.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016


ARMAGEDDON, KINGS OF THE EAST

"The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, AND ITS WATER WAS DRIED UP TO PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE KINGS FROM THE EAST.

Then I saw three impure spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet: THEY ARE DEMONIC SPIRITS THAT PERFORM SIGNS, AND THEY GO OUT TO THE KINGS OF THE WHOLE WORLD, TO GATHER THEM FOR THE BATTLE on the great day of God Almighty…And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. " (Revelation 16:12-14, 16)

The usual teaching is that the "kings of the East" represent nations from the FAR East, like China, Korea and Japan.

The reasons given for this theory are the Greek word for "east" which means "from where the sun rises" (that much is true), and the fact that Japan, IN OUR TIME, is often called "the land of the rising sun".

Poor, blind prophecy gurus! They have deluded themselves into believing that God THINKS AS THEY THINK AND SPEAKS AS THEY SPEAK.

... When it should be THE OTHER WAY AROUND...

The reason their premise is false is that the "east" in Scripture is most often used to refer to Babylon and Persia.

NOT ONCE is the word "east" used to in the Bible to refer to China, Korea or Japan.

For instance, the "wise men from the east" that came to see baby Jesus bearing gifts, were NOT from Japan, Korea or China, but from ancient Persia, known to us today as Iran (Matthew 2:1).

The VERY SAME Greek word is used in Matthew 2:1 that is used in Revelation 16:12).

The Greek word "anatole" which means "east" or "from the rising of the sun" is used 11 times in the New Testament and NEVER does it refer to China, Korea or Japan.

Furthermore, China is MENTIONED BY NAME ONCE in the entire Bible, in Isaiah 49:12 and it is called Sinim.

The fact is China, Korea and Japan play MINIMAL roles in Bible prophecy, as does the good, old U.S.A.

Scripture DOES NOT SPECIFY WHICH NATIONS will take part in this invasion.

But it is clear from the text that the "kings of the east" MUST CROSS the Euphrates to reach Israel: hence they must come from EAST OF the Euphrates.

Since these verses plainly state that these three demonic spirits go out to the kings "OF THE WHOLE WORLD", that would POTENTIALLY include all or part of the nations we know today as: Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, China, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Burma, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal.

That's a total of 32 nations, POTENTIALLY.

THERE ARE Christians in each and every one of these nations (Revelation 7:9). However, these AREN'T Christian nations, as THE VAST MAJORITY OF THEIR POPULATION IS NOT CHRISTIAN.

This explains why most of them remain here during the tribulation, instead of being caught up.

It also explains why they would join Antichrist at Armageddon to try to PREVENT Jesus' Second Coming and the establishment of His Kingdom on earth.

A few things to keep in mind:

1. Geography will be dramatically altered at the start of the tribulation and there will be a number of extremely catastrophic judgments that will destroy much of the earth's population. (Isaiah 24:1; Revelation 6:14; 8:7-9; 9:15, 18)

As a result, many of the nations that exist today may NOT retain their national identity, and may be combined with neighboring territories to form new multinational entities.

2. ONE THIRD of the earth's surface is BURNT TO A CRISP under the first trumpet (Revelation 8:7)

This means that SOME LARGE NATIONS like China and India will be largely devastated, and will survive ONLY IN PART.

That also means that some SMALLER nations MAY ALTOGETHER DISAPPEAR: Japan and the Philippines, because of their size and location, may be among these.

3. Zachariah 12:3 very clearly says that “ALL THE NATIONS of the earth” will be gathered at Armageddon and also will attack Jerusalem.

That would INCLUDE WHATEVER’S LEFT of China, Russia and (I’m sorry to say) the United States.

Therefore, WHATEVER IS LEFT in Asia, AND IN THE REST OF THE WORLD, after the 6 trumpet judgments is what would march toward Armageddon to try to impede Christ's imminent RETURN and His Kingdom on earth.

4. One last detail: I always pay attention to what God says and to what He DOESN'T say.

The Euphrates and Tigris are both MAJOR rivers, which run virtually parallel to each other.

And yet Revelation doesn't even MENTION the Tigris. It singles out the Euphrates drying up in order to allow the hordes from the East to approach Israel:

This is NO COINCIDENCE since the Tigris runs north, towards Iran and Turkey.

On the other hand: if we follow the Euphrates' trajectory, it runs into Syria, and practically LEADS TO Armageddon in northern Israel.

God’s Word is so tremendously accurate !


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016


I “MISSED CHURCH” TODAY

No, you DIDN’T!

For starters, those religious BUILDINGS are not “church”.

“Church” is A GROUP OF BELIEVERS, WHEREVER they may be. (Matthew 18:20)

Again: “Church” is WHEREVER believers in Christ ARE:

The word “church” ekklesia, DOES NOT mean “building”.

It means “assembly” or “congregation”.

O.K. but doesn’t it take BUILDINGS to congregate?

NO.

That has BECOME THE CUSTOM in Christendom.

NOWHERE does the New Testament teach we are to congregate IN BUILDINGS.

And I dare all those who are gnashing their teeth at me right now for TELLING THE TRUTH, to find ONE verse that says such thing.

The Early Church DID NOT congregate in buildings.

They GOT TOGETHER in the OPEN AIR, or in individual HOMES. ((Matthew 14:15-21; Mark 2:1-5; Acts 8:3; 12:12; Romans 16:5; 1 Corinthians 16:19; Colossians 4:15; Philemon 1:2).

Those buildings were NOT INVENTED UNTIL the 4th century A.D.

That is UNDISPUTED.

Whether anyone likes it or not, THAT is BIBLICAL and HISTORICAL FACT.

There is ONLY ONE VERSE in the ENTIRE New Testament that says believers are to congregate:

That verse is Hebrews 10:25.

It DOES NOT say WHERE to congregate.

It DOES NOT say ON WHAT DAY, or even HOW OFTEN.

And, in context, that verse is NOT ADDRESSED TO gentile Christians BUT TO HEBREWS:

It was written TO JEWS!!!

Jews had THE CUSTOM of gathering at the local synagogue on Saturday.

Christians, to my knowledge, DO NOT ATTEND synagogue.

Christians DO NOT observe Saturday.

I’ve been accused falsely by several clueless individuals OF BEING OPPOSED TO believers congregating in those buildings.

There is NOTHING WRONG with doing so.

And I have NEVER, in my entire ministry, told anyone NOT TO congregate.

WHAT I have said is that congregating in buildings is NOT the model that Jesus and His apostles practiced. 

And it's NOT AN EFFECTIVE WAY of carrying out the Great Commission, since by retreating  into those buildings we're HIDING FROM the world.

We're NOT GOING INTO ALL the world, as Jesus commanded, we're GOING INTO ALL THE BUILDINGS!!!!

THE BUILDING has NO MAGICAL POWERS.

ATTENDING A BUILDING with a religious sign on the outside saying “first church of whatever” DOES NOT make anyone saved, more consecrated or closer to God.

THE BUILDING won’t make you HEAR from God.

THE BUILDING doesn’t save, JESUS DOES!

THAT BUILDING DOESN’T MAKE ANYONE Christian, Jesus IN OUR HEARTS does!

Just because a suit hangs in the closet, doesn’t make it Armani:

Nor DOES hanging a religious sign outside MAKE a BUILDING “the church” of Jesus Christ.

Jesus DOES NOT LIVE IN those buildings, (Acts 7:48; 17:24):He lives IN US!  (Ephesians 3:17)

He lives in those WHO HAVE RECEIVED Him into their hearts as God and Savior and have been born-again of His Spirit (John 1:12; 3:5).

The “church” is NOT a building, the Church is US!

Therefore, if you DO NOT go into one of those buildings on Saturday, Sunday, or whatever day, you DID NOT "MISS" CHURCH: YOU MISSED THE BUILDING.

THE BUILDING IS NOT THE CHURCH. YOU are the Church !


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016


CURSED” CHRISTIANS

One of the biggest lies invented by the religious entertainers that disgrace our TV screens is that born-again Christians can be cursed.

Unfortunately, once these so-called “Christian leaders” broadcast their lie, it’s invariably COPIED BY OTHER lesser known religious entertainer wannabes -- who aspire to acquiring the same wealth their “role models” have swindled from Bible illiterate suckers.

It’s a matter of months, not years, before it spreads into local congregations.

By then THE DAMAGE has been done.

By then their minds have been FILLED WITH guilt and condemnation.

By then many FEAR they have committed the “unpardonable sin”.

By then thousands, if not millions, of born-again but wrongly taught individuals have been DECEIVED, TORMENTED, and SCARED to the point some doubt their salvation, think they’re cursed or demon possessed, and have become suicidal.

I know because I MINISTER TO THESE Christians ON A REGULAR BASIS.

I’ve spent COUNTLESS DAYS, not to mention the many times I’ve corresponded back and forth until 3 or 4 A.M., trying to undo the damage and straighten out their thinking.

By the way, if being “a Christian leader” means being on TV, being head of a Christian university, or being head of a man-invented religious institution (and ALL such institutions ARE man-invented) by THAT idiotic and UNBIBLICAL standard, Jesus WASN’T a leader.

Pause and meditate ON THAT.

Jesus NEVER did such things.

Neither did Peter.

Neither did Paul.

Neither did any of the Apostles.

Just this past week I was contacted by one of those desperate, tormented, suicidal, and barely coherent women:

She had given her heart to Jesus since 8 years of age, and thought she was under a curse, demon possessed, or both.

Why? Because she had some Christians over to her house to “pray” for her, and what they did WAS HEAP MORE CONDEMNATION ON HER and TELL HER SHE HAD A CURSE.

They DIDN’T break the “curse”, mind you.

But THEY MADE SURE TO TELL HER THAT SHE HAD a “curse”.

Those Christians WERE LYING.

They may have THOUGHT they were “serving” Jesus, they may even be saved, but what they are is WOEFULLY IGNORANT Bible illiterates.

They were merely mimicking some of the religious manure they’ve seen on Kristian TV.

What they told this poor, confused soul is TOTALLY UNFOUNDED.

Show me ONE Scripture that says a child of God can be accursed, and I’ll retract every word I’ve ever taught on this topic.

Just ONE!

There are NONE.

What the Bible DOES SAY is that:

1. God the Father HAS BLESSED US in Christ WITH EVERY SPIRITUAL BLESSING in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 1:3).

2. That those whom God has blessed CANNOT be cursed (Numbers 23:8, 19-20).

3. “That Christ HAS REDEEMED US FROM THE CURSE of the Law” (Galatians 3:13)

And THAT is THE TRUTH.

NO BORN-AGAIN Christian can be cursed.

However, if born-again Christians OPEN THE DOOR to Satan, he can form STRONGHOLDS in their minds, and DESTROY THEM through fear and through wrong, false thinking which generates fear.

Mental strongholds MUST BE TOPPLED and RESISTED.

If a person has ALLOWED such thoughts FOR QUITE SOME TIME, you may topple them today, but THEY HAVE TO ALSO BE RESISTED, because IF ALLOWED, they’ll come right back:

Remember what Jesus said about the “strong man guarding his palace”.

The wicked one is not going to give up what he’s taken so easily.

Therefore, those who ARE SAVED but have allowed wrong thinking and FALSE teaching to take root in their minds, MUST PERSEVERE and not just demolish the STRONGHOLD, but resist it and REPLACE IT WITH THINKING that IS TRUE, and IN LINE WITH God’s holy, pure Word.

And, barring a miracle, they must do so OVER A PERIOD OF TIME to see PERMANENT RESULTS.

Because once Satan knows you have a vulnerability, he will do his devilish worst to exploit it.

They must, therefore, BE ALERT and, if ANY SUCH THOUGHTS EVER return, REJECT THEM IMMEDIATELY!

“No! I reject those thoughts, in Jesus' Name and by His Blood!"

The Truth is: (then quote Scripture that is applicable to the situation).”

When the devil tempted Jesus, what was our Lord’s answer?

THREE TIMES He said”

“It is written… it is written… it is written”. (Matthew 4:4, 7, 10)

And what happened next?

Satan LEFT Him!!! (Matthew 4:11)

What would have happened had Jesus NOT KNOWN the WRITTEN Word?

What would have happened if Jesus HADN’T SPOKEN the WRITTEN Word?

We are NO BETTER than Jesus.

If the SINLESS Son of God quoted Scripture when Satan approached with evil thoughts…

If JESUS quoted Scripture when Satan tried to MAKE HIM DOUBT that He really is the Son of God…

How MUCH MORE MUST WE know, speak and MEDITATE (THINK ABOUT) the written Word?


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2016


SEPTEMBER 2001

Hard to believe that IT’S BEEN 15 YEARS since our nation was attacked by a bunch of rabid, evil terrorists!

If you were breathing on September 11, 2001, you will never forget the horror, the disbelief, the pain, the grief, the anxiety and yes, the fear that other attacks would follow.

It was a day no American will ever forget.

The terrorist cowards who indiscriminately killed 2,973 of our citizens, in the name of their false “god” Allah, and with the false expectation of being “rewarded” with an afterlife in paradise with 72 “perpetual virgins”, NOW KNOW BETTER.

They have found out, to their dismay, that there is no Allah, there IS NO PARADISE FOR THEM, and there are no 72, no 50, no 10. . . NOT EVEN ONE VIRGIN AWAITING THEM, but rather an everlasting existence in horrific torment.

Their torment WILL BE COMPARABLE TO what they INFLICTED, or tried to inflict, on others.

The Sunday after September 11, 2001 every church was jam packed with people seeking God. More Bibles we bought and more spiritual counsel sought, than at any other time in recent memory. The trend continued for several weeks.

For those few, precious weeks, our nation was united in mind, heart and spirit.

Unfortunately, most Americans are fickle. They’ve already regained self-assurance, and view 9/11 as an isolated event, which will never happen again.

For all our sake, I hope and pray that they are right.

They have already forgotten that THE ONLY THING LEFT STANDING among the rubble of the former Twin Towers was two metal beams in the shape of A CROSS.

It was as if, in the midst of all the senseless death and destruction, our Lord were telling us “you have forgotten me, and I am THE ONLY WAY out of this. What I did for you on the cross is THE ONLY WAY to ETERNAL Life”.

They have gone back to their everyday lives and forgotten the God they sought during that time of national mourning and uncertainty, the God our founding fathers worshiped and relied upon, the God to whom we owe the many blessings and freedoms which have characterized our great nation.

They have turned their backs on Christianity, they have sought false religions and false gods, they’ve gone back to their customary debauchery, and many are unrepentant and living in open rebellion and defiance to the true God, to whom they turned in their hour of need.

We think, with understandable horror, about the nearly 3,000 people who were killed that fateful day, but think nothing of PREMEDITATEDLY MURDERING 4,000 innocent, helpless, unborn babies PER DAY.

May God have mercy on us!

We’ve EVICTED the God who so greatly blessed us,AND PROTECTED US, from classrooms, courtrooms, government buildings, from the public square.

Instead, we’ve worshiped the idols of humanism, secularism and hedonism.

September 11, 2001 was a “wake-up” call to this nation.

God, in His infinite mercy, has spared us. He’s given us opportunity after opportunity to repent, and turn to Him.

He is a loving and forgiving God, who waits with open arms to receive you, if you’ll just turn all your heart, your life, and whatever mess you’ve made of it, to Him. (John 6:37)

Fact is, all of us have messed up. I probably messed up worse than anyone who’s reading this.

Our Jesus is THE ONE AND ONLY GOD AND SAVIOR.

The ONE AND ONLY ONE who offers REDEMPTION and restoration.

The ONE AND ONLY ONE, who once we invite Him into our hearts, FORGIVES AND CLEANSES OF ALL SIN, and DOESN’T EVEN COUNT OR REMEMBER ANY SINS AGAINST US.  (2 Corinthians 5:19; Hebrews 8:12)

If He wasn’t, none of us would stand any chance. I know I wouldn’t!

JESUS LOVES US, wants to forgive us, and restore our nation to even more greatness:

“If my people, which are called by my name, SHALL HUMBLE THEMSELVES, and pray, AND SEEK MY FACE, and turn from their wicked ways; then WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN, AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN, AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND” (2nd Chronicles 7:14).

“You shall seek me, and find me, WHEN YOU SEEK ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART (Jeremiah 29:13).

America, it’s not too late for you: Jesus is waiting with outstretched arms to receive you into His protective embrace.

It’s up to each of us to heed, or to ignore, His invitation.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016


LAW OR LOVE?

“If you really keep THE ROYAL LAW found in Scripture, “LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR as yourself,” you are doing right. But if… you sin you ARE CONVICTED BY THE LAW AS A LAWBREAKER.

For WHOEVER KEEPS THE WHOLE LAW and yet stumbles and offends AT JUST ONE POINT is guilty of breaking ALL THE LAW. (James 2:8-10)

“For ALL WHO RELY ON THE WORKS OF THE LAW ARE UNDER A CURSE, as it is written: "CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO DOES NOT CONTINUE TO DO EVERYTHING written in the Book of the Law." (Galatians 3:10)

For APART FROM THE LAW, SIN IS DEAD.

Once I WAS ALIVE APART FROM THE LAW; BUT WHEN THE COMMANDMENT CAME, SIN REVIVED AND I DIED (Romans 7:8-9)

And ABOVE ALL THINGS HAVE INTENSE LOVE among yourselves: FOR LOVE COVERS A MULTITUDE OF SINS.” (1 Peter 4:8)

The Sinai Law has never saved a single soul.

Lying and CLAIMING to “have observed” the Sinai Law has never saved a single soul.

Observing the TEMPORARY 24-hour period called Saturday has never saved a single soul.

Ellen G. White HAS NEVER SAVED A SINGLE SOUL.

Herbert W. Armstrong and Alexander Campbell HAVE NEVER SAVED A SINGLE SOUL.

Being Adventist, Church of Christ, or Church of God, HAS NEVER SAVED A SINGLE SOUL.

Love, on the other hand, HAS SAVED – and IS SAVING, even as we speak – MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF SOULS. (John 3:16-17)

Under the Law ALL IT TAKES IS ONE SIN – IN YOUR ENTIRE LIFE (as we read above) – to condemn us.

Under faith which functions BY LOVE (Galatians 5:6), there is NO CONDEMNATION (Romans 8:1, 33)

Love does not condemn: love COVERS A MULTITUDE of sins.

That is why God SO LOVED the world that He gave His only begotten Son: THAT WHOEVER believes on Him, will NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE” (John 3:16)

The Law is NOT the fulfillment of the Law, LOVE IS (Romans 13:9-10).

Salvation has always been and will always be BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH. (Genesis 15:6; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5)

There’s NOTHING we can “do” or “abstain from doing” that can earn us salvation.

The Law CONDEMNS.

Love DOES NOT EVEN COUNT SIN. (Romans 4:8; 2 Corinthians 5:19)

The Law ENLARGES SIN and KILLS US.

Love forgives and forgets sin and GIVES ETERNAL LIFE.

Psalm 19:7; James 1:25:

Love is the ROYAL Law.

Love is the ONE AND ONLY Law in the KINGDOM of God.

Love is THE PERFECT and SUPREME Law.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016


YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK

 "As a man THINKS... SO IS HE" (Proverbs 23:7)

The world says we are "what we eat". That MAY be true with regards to these temporary PHYSICAL bodies we currently use to get around.

But physical food has NOTHING to do with WHO we ultimately are in our SOULS:

We are WHAT WE THINK.

YOUR SOUL is comprised of YOUR MINDYOUR WILL and your emotions.

What we ALLOW to linger in our minds: that to which we devote our TIME AND ATTENTION, will affect our lives for better or for worse.

THE HUMAN MIND is the territory IN WHICH SATAN DOES HIS DIRTY WORK.

And his work is ALWAYS EVIL and DIRTY.

When he came after Eve in the Garden of Eden, he PUT IDEAS IN HER MIND: we've been living with the disastrous results ever since (Genesis 3:1-4).

Satan knew he COULDN'T touch her spirit.

And even to affect the human body, he has to WORK ON THE MIND.

WHAT do you ALLOW to LINGER in your mind?

Hatred and resentment will not only make you unhappy and miserable, it will probably affect your health at some point.

Likewise, if you allow porn to form a mental stronghold, there's NO WAY you'll ever have a happy and healthy marriage or loving relationship WITH ANYBODY.

Moreover, you will become ADDICTED and may reach the point where no normal person is able to satisfy you.

But there’s NOTHING MORE LETHAL, MORE EVIL, and MORE DAMAGING than ALLOWING FEAR to enter your mind:

Fear that God cannot forgive what we’ve done. (Psalm 103:12; John 6:37)

Fear that we’ve committed the “unpardonable sin”.

The ONLY unpardonable sin is OBSTINATE REJECTION OF Jesus, as THE ONE AND ONLY God and Savior (Matthew 12:32).

Fear that Satan can put a curse on a child of God. Baloney! (Galatians 3:12)

Fear that some demon can possess a child of God. (John 10:27-29)

Fear that you can “lose” your Salvation. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 11:29)

Fear that you may be “left behind” when the Rapture takes place. (Revelation 5:9-14)

Fear that "you're missing out" on something desirable by receiving Christ. (Psalm 16:11; Mark 8:36)

The “list” of fears goes on and on…

FEAR HAS NO PLACE IN THE MIND AND HEART OF A BORN-AGAIN CHILD OF GOD.

NEITHER DOES CONDEMNATION.

NEITHER DOES GUILT.

If you’ve screwed up (as ALL OF US have done from time to time) REPENT (change the way YOU THINK about it) CONFESS THE SIN AWAY FROM YOUR CONSCIENCE, receive God’s forgiveness, DUST YOURSELF OFF, LIFT OFF YOUR HEAD, KICK FEAR AND CONDEMNATION OUT OF YOUR MIND, and TRUST that Jesus HAS YOUR BACK.

TRUST that God DOES NOT COUNT ANY sins against those in whose hearts Jesus LIVES. (2 Corinthians 5:19)

TRUST that Jesus HAS TAKEN AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD, INCLUDING ALL YOUR SINS (past, present, and future). (John 1:29, Acts 3:19; Hebrews 9:26; 1 John 3:5)

Jesus warned that RELIGIOUS DECEPTION in His own Name (coming from supposed “Christians) who even  SAY that Jesus is the Christ) would be the hallmark of the end of this age (Matthew 24:4).

I have warned TIME AND AGAIN about meandering all over YouTube in search of "exciting" RELIGIOUS entertainment which DOES NOT LINE UP WITH GOD'S WORD.

I have warned TIME AND AGAIN about reading, participating, and filling your mind with what’s posted in those "Christian" forums where people can post ANYTHING that pops into their minds, whether supported by Scripture or not, and where the alleged "moderators" are, for the most part, BIASED BIBLE ILLITERATES.

Those who do, END UP BEING CONFUSED, TORMENTED, and ENTRAPPED BY SATAN:

Those who do ARE GIVING PLACE TO the devil: (Ephesians 4:27)

Seek some religious entertainment, some fantasy, or "supernatural" religious experience, APART FROM JESUS HIMSELFand Satan WILL GLADLY provide it for you, CONFUSE YOU, DECEIVE YOU, and PUT DOUBT AND FEAR in your heart and mind.

THAT'S what he does BEST.

ANY THING that causes fear IS OF SATAN. (2 Timothy 1:7; 1 John 4:18)

ANY THING that brings doubt, insecurity, guilt, condemnation, CONFUSION, unrest or makes you doubt your salvation IS OF SATAN. (1 John 3:2)

ANY THING that feeds your old, carnal nature IS OF SATAN.

NO ONE can FORCE YOU to think about something AGAINST YOUR WILL.

WHAT WE THINK ABOUT IS OUR CHOICE.

Again: NO ONE can FORCE you to think about something or about someone: who or what we think about IS OUR CHOICE.

ANYTHING THAT IS OF SATANMUST BE REJECTED!

When impure thoughts or images enter your mind, REJECT THEM IMMEDIATELY AND START MEDITATING Scripture, even if it's just ONE verse, even if it's just John 3:16.

You'll see JUST HOW QUICKLY those bad thoughts and images GO AWAY.

Until we see Jesus Face to face, THAT IS HOW the human mind is renewed. (Romans 12:2)

A CHILD OF GOD HAS NO MORE BUSINESS meandering into Satan's territory than a fish has any business stepping out of the water.

Make no mistake about it: When you do, YOU PAY A PRICE.

Paul’s counsel in Philippians 4:8 APPLIES TO EVERYONE who’s been born-again into the Kingdom of God:

“…whatsoever things ARE TRUE HONEST… JUST… PURE, LOVELY… OF GOOD REPORT; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, THINK ON THESE THINGS.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016


IMPURE MOTIVES

Ever since I started sharing Jesus publicly, teaching His Word, and especially since I shared Seed of Satan publicly and free of charge – revealing the BIBLICAL identity of Antichrist, as opposed to some speculative fantasy – I’ve been deluged by messages from those who CLAIM to be “seeking Truth”.

Unfortunately, the vast majority ARE NOT seeking Truth.

The can claim to be “servants” of Jesus and “only to be seeking Truth” until their hypocritical faces turn purple: but THEY ARE INSINCERE.

I have spiritual discernment (glory to Jesus, and thank you, Holy Spirit!) and I’ve dealt with the public, saved and unsaved, since my teens.

I’m not THAT EASILY deceived.

I can spot a phony in a matter of, NOT MINUTES, but SECONDS.

The vast majority is NOT seeking Truth: what THEY ARE SEEKING is to find some “error” in my teaching.

Why? To bolster their fragile, envious, insecure religious ego:

“This person HAS PROVEN the Antichrist’s identity from Scripture, yet I’M CORRECTING HIM!”

That is WHY THEY NEVER WRITE TO, OR QUESTION, THE PROPHECY TRAFFICKERS WHO HAVE SOLD THEM LIES FOR YEARS AND YEARS.

They NEVER TRY TO CORRECT THEM, or CALL THEM into account.

But they write me and try to “correct” me for teaching the Truth.

Truth seekers DON’T NITPICK.

Truth seekers REJOICE in the Truth and are not trying to remove a tiny speck from my eye, when THEY HAVE A HUGE LOG IN THEIRS.

Truth seekers are gratified to learn TRUE DOCTRINE, and do not feel compelled to write a stupid email pointing out that “you got today’s date wrong”.

Truth seekers DO NOT SEEK typos.

They WANT TRUTH, even if it’s misspelled.

They WANT TRUTH, even if the person quoted the wrong verse in a particular chapter. (Verse 5 instead of verse 3)

Truth seekers DON’T CARE that we use highlights, caps, colors, or underline certain portions for emphasis.

Truth seekers aren’t focused on STYLE but ON SUBSTANCE.

And, by the way, the day the Body of Christ at large GETS these teachings will be the day when I STOP USING such tools.

If they DON’T GET IT with all the emphasis, what hope is there if we convey the Truth in PLAIN, tiny, black text?

These truths have been in YOUR BIBLES, in plain, tiny black text FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS, and the Church STILL HASN’T GOTTEN THEM!

I rest my case.

If Truth isn’t getting through to someone, we HAVEN’T ACCOMPLISHED ANYTHING.

Truth seekers ARE SPIRITUAL, NOT carnal.

They ask HONEST, LEGITIMATE, SUBSTANTIVE questions, they don’t try to play “gotcha”.

Truth seekers ARE GRATEFUL and say “thank you”:

They don’t treat me like some “BIBLE ANSWERING AUTOMATON” or like I’m OBLIGATED to answer every dumb question that pops into their heads.

They DON’T ask scores and scores of questions, without ever saying so much as “thank you”, and then TURN AGAINST ME and suggest my teachings are NOT supported by Scripture.

If they aren’t, then HOW COME these hypocrites SOUGHT ALL THOSE ANSWERS from me?

Truth seekers DON’T PASS my teachings off as “their own”, nor do they try to get me TO REFUTE SOMEONE ELSE’S TEACHINGS in order to win an argument.

Truth seekers DO NOT ACCUSE OTHERS FALSELY of "saying things" they never said.

Truth seekers DO NOT FEEL COMPELLED to tell me that “I’m right most of the time, but not always”.

Well, duh…

Is THAT supposed to be some BIG SECRET?

Which of the 12 Apostles was ALWAYS right?

The greatest evangelizer who ever lived, who was caught up (raptured) to the third heaven, and heard things it’s “not lawful to utter” in this realm, says that we ONLY KNOW IN PART (1 Corinthians 13:9).

HOW, then, CAN ANYONE be right 100% of the time?

Although we are never INTENTIONALLY wrong, there’s ONLY ONE  WHO IS ALWAYS RIGHT and His Name is Jesus of Nazareth.

Glory to Him from everlasting to everlasting!

Therefore, when you find someone other than Jesus who is ALWAYS right, please let me know so I can tell you and that individual JUST HOW FULL OF CRAP you both are.

Truth seekers are HUMBLE, NOT arrogant.

Truth seekers ALWAYS EXALT JESUS, NOT themselves.

Truth seekers DON’T TRY TO IMPOSE THEIR PREFERRED theological or eschatological agenda. In fact, Truth seekers HAVE NO AGENDA.

They want Truth AT ALL COSTS,REGARDLESS of what denomination OR MORTAL it may CONTRADICT.

When I PROVE to someone WITH GOD’S WORD THE ERROR(S) in their religious teachings pertaining to salvation, and they CANNOT counter or refute my objections, and yet STILL DESPERATELY CLING to their religion, THEY ARE NOT TRUTH SEEKERS, they are IDOLATERS who love and worship their denomination or its founder MORE THAN JESUS.

Truth seekers DON’T SPLIT THEOLOGICAL HAIRS.

When someone wants to argue about whether hell and the abyss are the same, or who is the “king of the north” in Daniel chapter 11I know that person’s MOTIVES are IMPURE.

What they are is MODERN Pharisees.

They COULDN’T CARE LESS about Truth.

Like the Pharisees of old who BEHELD Truth with their own eyes and COULDN’T RECOGNIZE Him – then added insult by attributing His works to Satan – these blind fools (Jesus’ words, not mine) STRAIN OUT A TINY GNAT, but SWALLOW A GREAT, BIG CAMEL. (Matthew 23:17, 24)

They DIDN’T fool Jesus 2,000 years ago.

They DON’T fool Jesus TODAY.

And, since Jesus lives in me, THEY DON’T FOOL ME.

By God’s Grace, those who approach this ministry WITH PURE HEARTS and PURE MOTIVES will get answers.

Those who approach with IMPURE MOTIVES will get nothing.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016


THE POWER OF TRUTH

There’s NOTHING and NO ONE more important than Truth.

There’s NOTHING and NO ONE more wonderful than Truth.

There’s NOTHING and NO ONE more POWERFUL than Truth.

Truth has the power to change people’s lives and, thereby, POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD.

Truth CREATED the universe, the world, and everything – everyone in it.

Truth, by very definition, is ETERNAL.

Truth is UNCHANGING.

Truth NEVER CEASES TO BE.

Truth is ALWAYS true.

Therefore Truth can NEVER – under ANY circumstance – be refuted.

The world is STARVED for Truth.

How else can one explain the phenomenon of “reality” TV?

“I’m tired of all the B.S. man. I want Truth. Give me something REAL”.

“Even if parts of it are staged, even if it’s as phony as the Kardashians (at least they’re REAL phonies): GIVE ME something that I can actually BELIEVE.

Throughout my ministry I’ve always been both amused and dismayed at the number of religious people who THINK this ministry is “all about THEM”.

They THINK that THEIR OPINION will make me change my teaching.

I’d be THE BIGGEST FOOL on earth if I exchanged GOD’S WORD for “THEIR" OPINION.

They think I’m going to budge because they write or utter the words “I don’t agree”.

I KNOW the TruthWHAT DO I CARE whether they “agree” OR NOT?

Will THEIR “disagreement” CHANGE the Truth?

Because ONE particular message DIDN’T FIT HIS IDEA of what “I should teach”, one egotistical, ungrateful, immature “evangelical” jerk, who feasted at this table FOR FREE each day, actually had the rudeness and self-centeredness to tell me that it was a “wasted” message.

It may have been wasted ON HIM, but I assure you it wasn’t wasted, and we have TANGIBLE PROOF that it wasn’t.

While WE LOVE AND APPRECIATE our loyal readers who ARE born-again, while they are welcome to partake of the Truth we share, and hopefully use it to be a witness for Christ and share Him WITH OTHERS, I DO NOT write PRIMARILY for them.

I minister and write PRIMARILY for the lost.

And the lost can be categorized into two major groups:

1. The religiously LOST. And, unfortunately, there are MILLIONS OF THEM.

2. The LOST with NO RELIGION.

Most Christians lack discernment and have great difficulty in distinguishing Truth from fiction – bless their little, Spirit-neglecting, Word-neglecting, Jesus-neglecting, SELF-DECEIVED religious hearts!

Conversely, the world HAS NO SUCH PROBLEM.

THEY can spot a fake A MILE AWAY!

They can tell who’s genuine, and who’s not, – IN A SPLIT SECOND!

They may not always agree with, OR LIKE, the genuine, but they RESPECT IT.

They’ll at least LISTEN. Or READ.

And, in the end, Truth ALWAYS prevails over ALL lies and over ALL liars.

Truth ALWAYS prevails, period.

Truth, and INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE of Him, is THE ONLY THING that sets people FREE! (John 8:32)

Nothing else and NO ONE else DOES!

The Apostles and Early Church understood this.

And Paul in particular EXCELLED at telling the Truth, REGARDLESS of who liked it or didn’t like it.

REGARDLESS of consequencesor what others might say or think about him!

REGARDLESS of what others might DO to him.

REGARDLESS of who "agreed" or "disagreed" with Him.

That’s HOW the Early Church spread the Gospel TO THE ENTIRE KNOWN WORLD -- WITHOUT technology!

Forget cars and airplanes, TV and internet: they didn’t even have PRINTING!

Oh, that we had a bunch of “Pauls” today, instead of the spineless, politically correct, religiously correct wimps standing behind 90% of pulpits!

I won’t even go into the BOOK SELLERS or those sitting before TV cameras and talking about NOTHING BUT money!

THE ONLY ONES who believe their DECEITFUL teaching are dumb Kristians !

Whose hearts are full of GREED, not the Spirit!

Who love money and “celebrity” MORE THAN they love Jesus!

Talk about waste!

The world doesn’t have ONE OUNCE of respect for them.

The world MOCKS THEM!

…And RIGHTFULLY so…

Truth is Light.

Truth is Love.

Truth is Victory.

Truth is Jesus.

Truth is ALL that matters.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2015


DO JEWS NEED THE ARK ?

Entire movies, books, DVD's and websites have been devoted to SPECULATING about the location of the "lost ark" of the covenant.

Indiana Jones notwithstanding, the ark may be "lost" to mankind, but it's NOT lost to God.

He knows EXACTLY where it is, since it was placed there at His behest.

One “prophecy expert” after another has stated that the Jews can't build their third temple until the Ark is found.

Are they right?

Of course not!

Jews built their second temple by 516 B.C. and IT HAD NO ARK.

Never did.

That, by the way, was the same temple Jesus later visited, preached in, and the one from which He threw out the money changers. (John 2:13-14)

He also referred to it as "MY house". (Mark 11:17)

Roman general Pompey came to Jerusalem in 63 B.C. and, after brutally murdering the temple priests, and despite being warned of the possible dire consequences of entering the Holy of Holies, he entered anyway.

(Pompey LITERALLY lost his head, sometime later in Egypt).

He was shocked to find... NOTHING:

An EMPTY room!

That's right: the Holy of Holies in the second temple was EMPTY.

There was NO ARK, nor any statue of a "deity" as Pompey expected.

Jews, of course, were forbidden in the Torah to make any "graven image" of any “deity” whether real or invented.

However, until the ark was secreted away from the First Temple by the prophet Jeremiah PRIOR TO Jerusalem’s destruction by the Babylonians, the ark had been inside the Holy of Holies.

And the ark had the figures of two cherubim facing each other with their outstretched wings touching at the back of the Mercy Seat, thus forming a Triangle, which symbolizes the Triune God or “Trinity”.

They were made at God’s explicit command. (Exodus 25:18-22)

But by 516 B.C., which is when the temple was rebuilt under the auspices of the Persian Empire (can you even imagine Iran helping Jews build their temple today and financing the whole project?), there was NO ARK.

So, this myth that the ark must be found in order for the Jews to rebuild their temple, is just that, MYTH.

Does the Ark still exist? And if so, where is it located?

The Bible doesn't say.

According to 2 Maccabees 2:1-7, the ark was hid by Jeremiah in 586 B.C., prior to Jerusalem's destruction by the Babylonians. 

Jeremiah said it would be "forgotten" and its location unknown for many years until God re-gathered all Israel again, and decided to reveal its location.

There are various theories as to where it was hidden.

Possible locations of the Ark, according to Christian "experts" include Jordan, Ethiopia, Babylon, Egypt, and - this just in - Yemen.

Jews, on the other hand, KNOW that it is hidden somewhere below the Temple Mount.

They just haven’t found the precise location.

Ever since David brought the Ark to Jerusalem, Mount Moriah has been its designated dwelling place, and still is today.

So, Jews can and will build their third temple without the ark, when the Two Witnesses appear.

The Ark STILL EXISTS and its precise location won't be revealed until the Millennium.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2016


THE FOUNDING FATHERS

Is America a Christian nation? Were all the Founding Fathers Christians?

We hear much debate pro and con.

One self-styled “historian” who regularly appears on Kristian TV, recently published a book claiming that Thomas Jefferson was a devout Christian. The book had to be recalled and TAKEN OFF THE SHELVES, since it was proven to be baseless.

This same “Christian” “historian” endorsed antichrist Mormon heretic Mitt Romney in the last presidential election.

THE LOVE OF MONEY, as I’ve told you countless times, MAKES PEOPLE SELL OUT, compromise Truth, and INVENT LIES, just as they do with Bible prophecy on a regular basis.

Jefferson was “Christian” only in the sense that he regarded Jesus as A GREAT MORAL TEACHER – NOTHING ELSE.

He didn’t see Him as God, or as only Savior.

He arrogantly regarded the Apostles as a bunch of “ignorant fishermen” (they were by world standards, and yet THEY KNEW the Truth).

He was also highly critical of the EDUCATED Apostle Paul, and went so far AS TO EDIT the New Testament, DELIBERATELY OMITTING all accounts of the supernatural, including Jesus’ many miracles.

His UNINSPIRED, MENDACIOUS “version” of the Bible still exists and is known as “the Jefferson Bible”.

Although there was no official State religion, America, in its beginning, WAS a Christian nation.

There were no Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Taoists, or even Jews, among its founders.

The Pilgrims who arrived in 1620 were all Christians, in fact they were Calvinists.

They came seeking religious freedom as opposed to the stifling bondage of Europe’s FORCED State religions.

The Founding Fathers (Washington, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison) were all Christians.

The two exceptions were Jefferson and Franklin who were Deists.

The 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 were all professing Christians of various denominations.

So were all the delegates and signers of the Constitution at the Constitutional Convention in 1787.

Most of them were Anglican, Presbyterian, and Congregationalists, with a few Reformed, Quakers, Lutherans and Catholics also taking part.

Therefore, while NOT ALL (like Jefferson and Franklin) were born-again, ALL believed, to one extent or another in Jesus and the God of the Bible.

Without question, the principles on which our Declaration of Independence and Constitution are based are all Judeo-Christian.

We have evolved much as a nation since America’s inception.

The past 5 decades, especially, have brought an onslaught of deviation from the godly principles on which this nation was founded.

Today, although most Americans PROFESS some form of “Christian” faith, I would have to say that we are in a post-Christian Era.

A leading secular website recently had the arrogance and disrespect to suggest that if the Republican Party wanted to entertain any hopes of winning elections, it should completely disassociate itself from Jesus Christ and the Christian faith.

Of course, one must QUESTION THE SINCERITY of that website, since it is known to be EXTREMELY LIBERAL.

I seriously doubt that they are THE LEAST BIT CONCERNED with Republicans winning elections.

And, in case they have forgotten, Republicans presently control both the House and the Senate. So, at least in that sense, they seem to be doing just fine.

This nation WAS FOUNDED BY Christians; most of whom truly loved the Lord.

And the Founding Fathers MUST BE TURNING OVER IN THEIR GRAVES to see HOW it has become politically incorrect IN THE VERY NATION THEY FOUNDED to talk about Jesus, profess faith in Jesus, stand for biblical principles, CALL GOD “the Creator” (as He is rightly called in our Declaration of Independence, but NOT IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS) display Nativity Scenes, or even say “Merry Christmas”.

WE HAVE largely abandoned, and TOTALLY SECULARIZED, their guiding principles and national legacy.

However, there is still a tiny remnant of Americans WHO WON’T SELL OUT, who won’t conform to secularism or humanism, and WON’T COMPROMISE Jesus or His ETERNAL, INCOMPARABLE Message.

There is still a small remnant who STANDS FOR TRUTH, and can distinguish right from wrong.

And woe is us if we EVER ABANDON JESUS and His Gospel !


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2016


LOST OBJECTIVITY

PRIDE COMES BEFORE DESTRUCTION, and AN ARROGANT SPIRIT before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18)

“Enter the rock and hide in the dust from the terror of the LORD and from the splendor of His majesty.

The proud look of man will be abased and the loftiness of man will be humbled, And THE LORD ALONE WILL BE EXALTED IN THAT DAY.

For THE LORD OF HOSTS WILL HAVE A DAY OF RECKONING AGAINST EVERYONE WHO IS PROUD AND LOFTY AND AGAINST EVERYONE WHO IS LIFTED UP, THAT HE MAY BE ABASED.” (Isaiah 2:10-12)

“Woe to those WHO CALL EVIL GOOD, AND GOOD EVIL; WHO SUBSTITUTE DARKNESS FOR LIGHT AND LIGHT FOR DARKNESS; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

Woe to those WHO ARE WISE IN THEIR OWN EYES AND CLEVER IN THEIR OWN SIGHT!” (Isaiah Isaiah 5:20-21)

That the mainstream media has lost ALL objectivity is clearly seen in its daily, biased attacks against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, and its tireless defense of Hillary’s INDEFENSIBLE lies, cover-ups and corruption.

Though some of his past problems have been of his own making, it seems Mr. Trump can’t do or say ANYTHING right.

Conversely, it seems like Hillary CAN DO ANYTHING, and GET AWAY WITH anything, and NOTHING she does or says -- even compromising classified information and lying under oath -- is ever wrong.

However, nowhere was this blatant bias more evident that in the recent Louisiana floods.

In a catastrophe reminiscent of Katrina, Baton Rouge was flooded due to heavy and prolonged rains, and most homes and their contents ruined.

People had to leave their homes and most of their belongings behind, and sleep wherever they could, often out in the open.

Everyone remembers how in 2005 then President George W. Bush WAS SAVAGED IN THE MEDIA for his alleged “indifference” to the Katrina victims.

We can argue about whether the situation could have been handled better by the federal government during Katrina, however, Bush flew over to see the damage THE VERY NEXT DAY, and at least sent his FEMA Director Michael Brown (“Brownie”) right away to provide aid.

Say what you will about Trump, but he was there the next day and he didn’t come empty handed.

Meanwhile, it took President Obama, WHO WAS PLAYING GOLF at the Hamptons, SIX WHOLE DAYS to even deign visit the region.

Can you imagine if it had been Bush or any other Republican?

We’d NEVER HEAR THE END of it!!!

Yet NOT ONE WORD of complaint or criticism in the media about Obama’s OBVIOUS indifference.

When asked about it he coolly replied that he’d be “out of there (meaning the White House) in 5 months”.

Some of us are counting not the days, but THE MINUTES, Missing President.

How CALLOUS and incompetent can this guy get?

We also didn’t get to watch endless replays of Kanye the thug saying that “Obama doesn’t care about black people”, as he infamously said about G.W. Bush.

And, by the way, WHERE WAS “Black Lives Matter” in all this?

ALL LIVES matter, whether they’re black, white, yellow or green.

ALL LIVES matter, whether they’re born or UNBORN.

Do they matter or DON’T THEY?

If they matter, then HOW COME this group was a NO-SHOW?

How come they DIDN’T PROTEST about Washington’s failure to aid the victims?

As for Hillary, she hasn’t even ACKNOWLEDGED the victims of this awful tragedy, let alone taken the time to visit, or offer any help.

You’d think with ALL THE MILLIONS she has raised (127 MILLION IN THE PAST MONTH ALONE), she’d contribute some of that to aid the victims.

WHAT do we hear about ANY OF THIS in the mainstream media?

STONE COLD SILENCE!

Is there a double-standard?

You might as well ask “is the sky blue”?

The self-deceived mainstream media has lost ALL objectivity and, therefore, ALL CREDIBILITY.

It’s TOTALLY DOMINATED by the Babylonian spirit.

As Americans, we can brag all we want about “freedom of speech”, and thank God that we still have it, albeit tenuously.

But when the so-called “FREE PRESS” refuses to fairly and accurately report the news, and IMPOSES SELECTIVE SELF-CENSORSHIP, you know this country’s in deep trouble.

Selective reporting isn’t freedom. It’s a form of tyranny.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2016


THE PERFECT LAW

"The Law of the Lord IS PERFECT,CONVERTING THE SOUL (Psalm 19:7).

The Law given to Moses at Sinai is NOT perfect.

Therefore it CANNOT MAKE ANYONE perfect.

Therefore, it CANNOT and DOES NOT save ANYONE.

It CANNOT CONVERT anyone or make them born-again.

There is, however, A PERFECT LAW.

A Law, as we read above, that CONVERTS the human soul making us born-again.

That PERFECT Law is Divine Love.

Jesus IS Divine Love (John 3:16; 1 John 4:16).

That PERFECT Law is Jesus (God) Himself.

That is WHY ONLY JESUS saves.

That is WHY ONLY JESUS can give His OWN PERFECTION as A GIFT to those who RECEIVE HIM into their hearts, and trust Him.

Only Jesus can give His OWN Divine Nature (Love) to us AS A LOVE GIFT (2 Peter 1:4).

That is WHY ONLY JESUS will, at some point, MANIFEST HIS INFINITE PERFECTION (His PERFECT Love) IN and THROUGH US.

To Him be ALL the glory for all the eons of eternity, world without end. Amen.

Christians are NOT expected to "perform" in order to win God's favor.

We HAVE His favor, from the moment we receive Christ into our hearts and He (Divine Love Personified) comes to LIVE IN us.

ALL that a Christian is asked to do is FOCUS ON THE JESUS THEY HAVE INSIDE, and ALLOW HIM (the INNER Christ) to think, speak, and act through us.

We must allow THE INNER JESUS TO BE "us".

We have THE FULFILLMENT OF GOD'S LAW, THE SUPREME AND PERFECT LAW, AND THE LAW GIVER HIMSELF, LIVING IN US.

Hence, despite our many sins, IN CHRIST we get off Scot free (Romans 8:1).

There is NO LAW AGAINST the Christ IN US (Galatians 5:23).

He is the Law GIVER, and GREATER than ANY Law INCLUDING the one He gave Israelites at Sinai.

That is WHY the ONLY "commandments" in His NEW Testament are TO LOVE - God and neighbor (Matthew 22:36-40).

Because when we love WE EXPRESS HIS DIVINE NATURE. (1 John 4:16) We manifest God Himself.

Divine Love IS the fulfillment of the Law (Romans 13:9-10).

Divine Love is GREATER than ANY Law ever given.

In order to walk in Divine Love, we must FOCUS ON the INNER Jesus, NOT on "commandments" performed OUTWARDLY.

Greater love has no man than this that HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE for his friends (John 15:13).

We must follow Jesus' example and LAY DOWN OUR LIVES VOLUNTARILY so that His Life, which is ETERNAL and PERFECT may manifest in us (1 John 3:16).

Divine Love (Jesus) CREATED us (John 1:1-3).

Divine Love (Jesus) SAVED us (John 3:16).

JESUS (Love) IS THE GREATEST LAW in the universe.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2016


WHO IS GOG ?

Israel's invaders during the Battle of Gog and Magog are clearly mentioned in Ezekiel chapter 38:3-6:

Magog, Mesech, Tubal (Russia), Persia (Iran), Cush (Iraq), Put (Libya), Gomer with all its bands (Germany and portions of Eastern Europe) and the House of Togarmah (Turkey).

These are all listed in the so-called Table of Nations in Genesis 10:2-3 as descendants of Japheth, Noah's youngest son.

Additionally, Josephus mentions the Magogites as being the Scythians who settled in the area north of the Black Sea, or what we know today as southwestern Russia.

The only remaining question is who is this cryptic character mentioned in that chapter by the name of Gog?

If we believe our Kabbalistic friends he's none other than former President 
George W. Bush, because his name contains the letters "G" "O" "G".

Of course, those same Kabbalistic practitioners also claim that former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is the Antichrist, or Armilus, purely because certain letters like "r", "m" and "l" are found in his name.

I have a ONE-WORD COMMENT on both those theories: BALONEY!

Ezekiel 38:2 describes THE REAL Gog as "the chief prince" or "HEAD" (rosh) of Magog, Mesech and Tubal, which comprise modern Russia.

In 38:3 and 39:1 God flat-out says He is "AGAINST" (ANTI) Gog.

In 38:4, He tells Gog:

"I will BRING YOU BACK, put hooks into your jaws and BRING YOU OUT".

Out of where? Out of the ABYSS, of course, where Satan has just spent THE PAST 1,000 YEARS (Revelation 20:1-3).

That's right: Gog is NONE OTHER THAN Satan. 

God is saying that after Satan has served his sentence of 1,000 years (during the Millennium) in the abyss, He will "put hooks into his jaws" and BRING SATAN BACK for "a little time" (Revelation 20:3) OUT OF THE PIT.

The expression “put hooks in your jaws” as in FISHING is ENTIRELY APPROPRIATE since the bottomless pit or abyss is a place located DEEP under the sea.

That Gog (darkness) is Satan is proven beyond doubt by Revelation 20:7-10 which clearly says these nations are roused to invade Israel by Satan as soon as he is released from the abyss.

Satan will make one FINAL attempt to topple God's Kingdom by rousing these nations against Israel, and against Christ, who will be ruling in and from Jerusalem.

God is light. In Him is NO DARKNESS at all. The word Gog in Sumerian means "darkness": an apt name for Satan if there ever was one.

It was Satan who covered the earth in darkness after his rebellion, as we read in Genesis 1:2, and made it formless and empty.

It's Satan who brought and brings spiritual darkness, and all manner of evil, into this world.

Moreover, Revelation 20:7-9 UNDISPUTEDLY TELLS US it's Satan who will incite these nations to coalesce and attack Israel, when he's FISHED OUT OF the pit.

After Gog (Satan) fails in his final bid to topple the Kingdom of God, he's sent FOREVER into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10).

God, in His great mercy, allows Satan 1,000 years in the pit to mull over his attitude. God, in His great mercy, gives Satan PLENTY OF TIME TO REPENT.

When Satan finally comes out of the abyss, HE'S NOT ONLY UNREPENTANT, BUT MORE DETERMINED THAN EVER TO REBEL against God.

I’m not nearly as merciful as God. Frankly, the lake of fire is where the creep should have been all along.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016


GOG AND MAGOG

The battle of Gog and Magog is mentioned ONLY TWICE in the Bible: Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39, and Revelation 20:7-10.

These are some of the most grossly misrepresented passages in Scripture.

The three prevailing views in the prophecy establishment are:

1. That it takes place as the tribulation begins, because of the 7 years mentioned in Ezekiel 39:9.

2. That it takes place in the "middle of" the tribulation.

3. That it takes place at THE END OF the tribulation.

ALL THREE VIEWS ARE WRONG.

This battle, as clearly stated in Revelation 20:7-10, takes place AT THE END OF the Millennium.

And the tribulation, ACCORDING TO JESUS, lasts 3½ years, NOT 7 (Daniel 12:7).

Those who claim these are TWO DIFFERENT battles of Gog and Magog, DON'T KNOW anything.

If they KNEW, they wouldn't SPECULATE.

1. The setting for both passages is the Millennium: Ezekiel 38:11 (God speaking) says that Gog will have an evil thought:

"And you shall say, I will go up to the land of UNWALLED VILLAGES; I will go to them that are AT REST, that DWELL SAFELY, all of them dwelling WITHOUT WALLS, and having NEITHER BARS NOR GATES".

This indicates ABSOLUTE, TOTAL SECURITYCan anyone in their right mind EVEN REMOTELY apply such statement to the modern State of Israel?

When there are NUMEROUS WALLS AND FENCES that they've erected to curtail terrorism?

Can anyone say they are "at rest" when they live under CONSTANT THREAT from Hezbollah in the North and Hamas in the South, not to mention Iran's stated desire to "wipe them off the map"?

When its citizens are often assaulted, stabbed, murdered, stoned, abducted, and when rockets are fired against them almost daily?

That description ALONE, would convince any logical person that this war COULDN'T POSSIBLY take place in our time.

The ONLY TIME when Israel will enjoy such complete security is DURING THE MILLENNIUM, when Jesus Himself, will rule from Jerusalem, and be THEIR ULTIMATE PROTECTION. Amen.

2. Ezekiel 38:4, 15 clearly describe an army RIDING HORSES.

If this war took place in our time, wouldn't they use tanks, planes, ships, missiles, drones, helicopters, and OTHER SOPHISTICATED MILITARY MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION?

3. Ezekiel 38:4, 5 and 39:9 are VERY EXPLICIT about THE TYPES OF WEAPONS the invaders will use: bucklers, shields, helmets, swords, bows, arrows, clubs and spears.

If this war took place in our time, WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD THE INVADERS USE SUCH PRIMITIVE WEAPONS?

Especially in light of the ENORMOUS, state of the art, military prowess that Russia presently possesses?

It makes NO SENSE whatsoever.

4. At the end of the Millennium, on the other hand, it makes TOTAL SENSE, since we know that during that wonderful era, with Jesus ruling the earth, "He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. NATION WILL NOT TAKE UP SWORD AGAINST NATION, NOR WILL THEY TRAIN FOR WAR ANYMORE" (Isaiah 2:4).

ALL MODERN WEAPONS will be recycled and disposed of during the Millennium. Hence, at the end thereof, since there are no more weapon factories in existence, and since Satan is given only "a little time" (Revelation 20:3), they HAVE TO resort to primitive weapons, built from scratch, as those explicitly described by Ezekiel.

5. As for those who would claim these weapons are "merely symbolic", if they were, the Holy Spirit would have simply said "swords" or "swords and spears" or "weapons", and NOT GIVEN SUCH VERY DETAILED description as "bucklers, shields, helmets, swords, bows, arrows, clubs and spears".

6. Furthermore, THE PARTICIPANTS ARE THE SAME, THE LOCATION OF THE BATTLE IS THE SAME, AND THE OUTCOME IS THE SAME.

7. Both accounts end with the TOTAL ANNIHILATION of the invaders.

8. Both accounts explicitly say that their demise is caused by FIRE COMING DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND DEVOURING THEM (Ezekiel 38:22; 39:6; Revelation 20:9).

9. Well, what about the "7 years" mentioned in Ezekiel 39:9, during which Israelites will burn their weapons?

The Millennium is sandwiched in between TWO 7-year periods: one just prior, which we are in RIGHT NOW, that consists of the birth pangs and tribulation, and another AT THE END THEREOF, during which this burning of weapons and the White Throne Judgment both take place (Revelation 20:11-15).

10. The VERY FACT that they can use such weapons FOR FUEL AND CAN BURN THEM WITHOUT INJURING THEMSELVES, CLEARLY INDICATES the type of simple, PRIMITIVE weapons (made of wood, metal) they'll use, and IN WHAT PROPHETIC ERA THIS WILL TAKE PLACE.

Modern weapons CAN'T BE USED for fuel as they would explode and kill anyone around them. 

11. Who, in their right mind, would think that the Israelites, who will be hiding during the tribulation, would use captured weapons for fuel?

Not only would they injure themselves, THEY'D MAKE IT SUPER-EASY FOR THE ANTICHRIST TO FIND THEM AND DESTROY THEM.

12. Ezekiel 39:4-6, 11 clearly indicate that the multitude that invades Israel IS UTTERLY DESTROYED.

If they are two different battles and Gog and Magog are COMPLETELY DESTROYED in the "first" Gog and Magog battle (supposedly, IN OUR TIME), how could they possibly STILL EXIST and INVADE ISRAEL AGAIN in the alleged "second" Gog and Magog battle, AFTER the Millennium?

There's NO EVIDENCE ANYWHERE that these are "two different battles" of Gog and Magog:

All the biblical evidence points to ONLY ONE of Gog and Magog war AT THE END OF the Millennium.

It will be THE FINAL WAR