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FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017


HELLO, “I'M CHRISTIAN"

“Whoever goes beyond (in context, beyond the Gospel), and ABIDES NOT in the doctrine of Christ, DOESN’T HAVE God. He that abides in the doctrine of Christ, he has both the Father and the Son.

If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, DON’T RECEIVE HIM INTO YOUR HOUSE, NOR WELCOME HIM:Because HE THAT WELCOMES HIM BECOMES PARTAKER OF HIS EVIL DEEDS” (2 John 1:9-11).

I'll never forget a Friday evening when I was visiting with mom, and there was a knock at the door.

Two men stood outside, carrying a briefcase and holding a Bible. They told her they wanted to "talk to her about Jesus and the Bible".

Mom said "I am Christian" and they instantly replied "we are Christian, too".

At that point, having overheard the exchange, I knew these men belonged to A CULT that passes itself off as "Christian".

Indeed, they were members of the Mormon cult that FALSELY calls itself "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints" (LDS).

They are NEITHER "latter day saints", NOR part of the "Church of Jesus Christ".

THEY WERE LIARS.

They DIDN'T want to talk to her about the Bible.

They DIDN'T even want to talk to her about Jesus.

They wanted to talk to her about Joseph Smith and his diabolical doctrine.

Smith was A LIAR who ADDED NOT ONE, NOT two, but THREE BOOKS to God's Holy Word, all written in the 19th century (less than 200 years ago) and passed them off as Holy Spirit inspired (Proverbs 30:6).

He falsely claimed the Bible's text had been CORRUPTED through the years, and that he had THE MONOPOLY on Truth.

I quoted 2 John 1:9-11 and flat-out told them they were NOT WELCOME in our home, to leave mother alone and NEVER come back.

ANYONE can CLAIM to be "Christian".

Mitt Romney CLAIMED to be Christian but he is also a MEMBER OF THE MORMON CULT WHICH IS SATANIC, and leads people straight to hell.

Same holds true of Glenn Beck, who TRUSTS Joseph Smith ABOVE Jesus Christ and who was being NOT ONLY WELCOMED, BUT CELEBRATED and PROMOTED, by the likes of John Hagee, James Robison, TBN, and others.

Jehovah's Witnesses CLAIM to be Christian, yet their doctrine is straight from Satan, NOT from the Holy Spirit.

The same can be said of Church of God,"Christian" Science, Seventh Day Adventists, all Sabbatarians, Judaizers, and many others, too numerous to mention.

Same holds true for many organizations and individuals on YouTube, and other parts of cyberspace (blogs, websites).

but THEY DO WELCOME THEM in the form of books, videos, websites, and blogs.

The principle is the same:  according to God YOU BECOME PARTAKERS OF THEIR EVIL DEEDS.

The VERY BEST you can hope for is to end up troubled and confused.

The worst is you could be led astray from the Gospel and lose your soul.

I said "lose YOUR SOUL".  I didn't say "lose YOUR SALVATION".

ANYBODY can lie and call himself or herself “Christian”.

UNLESS they preach the true Gospel of Grace, THEY ARE NOT Christian. (Galatians 1:8)

DON'T BE so quick to believe anyone who CLAIMS to be "Christian".

For Pete's sake, CHECK THEM OUT!!!

WHAT do they REALLY believe?

Do they believe JESUS ABOVE everyone else, or do they believe some "religious leader" who INVENTED "ANOTHER gospel"?

Galatians 1:8: Those who invent "another gospel" ARE ACCURSED.

1. Do they believe Jesus is God? 

2. Do they believe THE BIBLE IS THE INFALLIBLE Word of God and THE ONLY ABSOLUTE AND ULTIMATE AUTHORITY?

3. Do they believe in the VIRGIN BIRTH of Jesus?

4. That Jesus died for our sins, forever took away the sin of the world, and rose physically from the dead? (Romans 10:9; 1 John 3:5)

5. Do they believe that Jesus in our hearts IS THE ONLY WAY TO BE SAVED?

6. Do they believe that Salvation is Jesus ONLY, NOT Jesus PLUS anything else (law, 10 Commandments, circumcision, Sabbath)?

7. Do they believe that Jesus will return to earth to establish His everlasting kingdom?

If they DO NOT believe ANY of these basic tenets of the Gospel, THEY ARE A CULT.

STAY AWAY FROM THEM: DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM, DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THEM, DO NOT read their books, websites or blogs, DO NOT WATCH THEIR VIDEOS, and DO NOT WELCOME THEM INTO YOUR HOME -- either in person, BY COMPUTER, SMART PHONE, or BY ANY  OTHER MEANS.


THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017


THE WAR OF PSALM 83

There are so-called prophetic ministries that place this conflict in our future.

Most try to equate it with the war of Gog and Magog, mentioned in the 38 and 39th chapters of Ezekiel.

I can CATEGORICALLY state that these are TWO VERY DIFFERENT WARS:

For one thing, Gog, Magog, Meshech, Tubal and Persia (Iran) - all major players in Ezekiel's war - ARE NOWHERE MENTIONED in that Psalm.

For another thing, the war of Gog and Magog takes place, as Scripture CLEARLY indicates, AT THE END OF THE MILLENNIUM, which is to say, about 1,005 years FROM NOW (Revelation 20:7-9).

Whereas the war of Psalm 83 ALREADY TOOK PLACE!

And for yet another thing, Psalm 83 mentions as participants TWO DISTINCT PEOPLE (Amalek and the Philistines) who NO LONGER EXIST.

NO WAY can they be the same.

Asaph (the author of this Psalm), inspired by the Holy Spirit, prophesied the war TWO CENTURIES PRIOR, when Israel enjoyed a period of unprecedented peace and prosperity in the Davidic - Solomonic era.

The fulfillment of this war took place IN THE 8TH CENTURY B.C. 

It happened during the Assyrian empire (Psalm 83:8), when Israel was attacked by all the groups mentioned in this Psalm,  PRODUCING THE INTENDED OUTCOME of Israel NO LONGER BEING A NATION.  (Psalm 83:4)

The Kingdom of Israel (the 10 northern tribes) was taken into captivity in 721 B.C. and wiped off the map.

Although God hasn't lost track of them and knows exactly who they are and where they are, THEIR WHEREABOUTS, FOR THE MOST PART, ARE UNKNOWN TO MORTALS to this very day.

Hence, most people still refer to them -- 2,700 years later -- as "the 10 LOST tribes".

That left only the Jews, Benjamites, and a few Levites in the (southern) Kingdom of Judah.

The invaders’ intent is specifically stated in verse 4:

Not only to HIDE (kachad) Israel so it can no longer be found (that’s why they took them captive into many gentile nations), but to do it in such a way that Israel's NAME WILL NO LONGER BE REMEMBERED." (Psalm 83:4)

The Assyrians, Jordanians (Edom, Gebal, Moab, Ammon) and their allies SUCCEEDED in wiping Israel off the map, and its name from human memory, FOR 2,670 YEARS.

That is, until the creation of the State of Israel, on May 14, 1948.

And, while the modern State of Israel, is NOT what the Kingdom of Israel once was, the fact its founders (Hertzl, Ben Gurion, et al) NAMED IT Israel shows two things:

1. God’s amazing faithfulness, and…

2. The Jews’ deeply rooted belief that, at some point, God will restore Israel to its former, and even greater glory, and that all 12 tribes will be restored to the Land of Promise.

Others claim this war took place during Israel's War of Independence in 1948, and still others that it was fulfilled in the 1967 Six-Day War.

NOT A CHANCE.

Those who differ are entitled to their opinions, but that's not even worth arguing about.

Egypt played A MAJOR role in both the War of Independence (1948) and in the Six-Day War (1967), yet it (Mizraim) is NOT EVEN MENTIONED in this particular Psalm.

Prophecies CAN HAVE MORE THAN ONE fulfillment (Ecclesiastes 1:9).

On the other hand, NOT ALL prophecies do. Some are fulfilled ONLY ONCE.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017


LOST IN TRANSLATION

Here are some of the most glaringly incorrect -- and CONSEQUENTIAL --  MISTRANSLATIONS of Scripture :

1. IMMEDIATELY AFTER (Matthew 24:29)

The Greek words eutheos de meta should be translated as “immediately WITH”.

THE SIGNS described in this passage INDICATE that the tribulation HAS JUST BEGUN and that SEVERE JUDGMENTS will soon follow:

ALL other Scriptures (Isaiah 13:10, Joel 2:10-11, 31 and Revelation 6:12) that mention THESE SAME SIGNS, clearly state they happen as the tribulation BEGINS, BEFORE the tribulation judgments take place, NOT AFTER :

SIGNS are ALWAYS given BEFORE important events, NEVER AFTER.

Signs given AFTER something’s already happened are WORTHLESS.

They are also UNNECESSARY. 

Why would anyone need “signs” that something HAS ALREADY happened?

Especially something as unprecedented and DEVASTATING as the tribulation…

The same word (meta) translated “after” in verse 29 is CORRECTLY translated “with” in verses 30 and 31.

Question: WHY did they translate THE SAME WORD as “after” ONLY in verse 29, but as “WITH” in the next two verses?

This DELIBERATE mistranslation shows HOW ORGANIZED RELIGION INTENTIONALLY TAMPERED with the Word of God to MAKE IT reflect its false post-tribulation doctrine.
 
2.  FALLING AWAY (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4)

This passage clearly says that the Day of the Lord (tribulation) CANNOT COME unless "THE DEPARTURE" (Rapture) takes place.

The Rapture, therefore, takes place AS THE TRIBULATION BEGINS, NOT after it ENDS. (Revelation 7:9)

But, since this Holy Spirit inspired Truth DOES NOT support official RELIGIOUS doctrine, it was translated as “apostasy” in Roman Catholic Bibles and as “falling away” in the Protestant King James.

NOTHING here indicates MASSIVE DEFECTION from the faith.

And NOTHING'S “falling away” from nowhere. 

Ho apostasia, literally means “THE DEPARTURE”.

The Greek apostasia DOES NOT MEAN departure FROM THE FAITH).

It would ONLY mean that if the text SPECIFIES that the “departure” is FROM the faith, as is the case in 1st Timothy 4:1:

Apostēsontai tines tēs pisteōs

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 DOES NOT mention departure FROM the faith, but merely “THE DEPARTURE”.

This proves that organized religion HAS NO COMPUNCTION WHATSOEVER ABOUT LYING and CONTRADICTING GOD, as long as it can advance its ungodly agenda.

3. ACCOUNTED WORTHY (Luke 21:36)

What to do if you want to CONTRADICT GOD and preach a FALSE, IMPURE “gospel” of SALVATION THROUGH A MIXTURE OF faith plus WORKS?

MISTRANSLATE His Word, of course!

The Greek katischuo means "TO HAVE STRENGTH WITHIN”.

It has NOTHING TO DO WITH “worthiness”.

The words "accounted worthy" ARE NOT FOUND IN the original Greek.

The Greek word for "worthy" is aksios.  It DOES NOT APPEAR AT ALL in this passage.

Therefore, the original verse WAS CHANGED INTENTIONALLY to accommodate religious heresy.

I have found only 5 English Bibles that give an accurate translation of this verse:  the English Standard Version, the Berean Study Bible, the Berean Literal Bible, the NET Bible, and the New American Standard Bible.

ALL other English translations, including the KJV, are INCORRECT.

All this verse tells us is to check ourselves SPIRITUALLY to make sure we have the INNER SPIRITUAL STRENGTH to escape into the heavenly realm shortly after the tribulation begins.

4. CAN FAITH SAVE HIM ? (James 2:14)

James was NOT talking about SOUL salvation.

Again: James was NOT talking about SOUL salvation. He was talking ABOUT SAVING POOR, PERSECUTED BELIEVERS in Jerusalem (where he was Bishop) from dying of STARVATION.

There was famine in Jerusalem and surrounding areas.  It was further aggravated by terrible persecution of Christians by both the traditional Jews and the Romans.

This is well documented in secular history and supported by multiple Scriptures (Acts 8:1; 11:27-30; 24:17; Romans 15:25-26; 1 Corinthians 16:1-3; 2 Corinthians 8:14; 2 Corinthians 9:1-5, 12)

Unfortunately, the original Greek DID NOT HAVE punctuation marks.

By MISPLACING a question mark AFTER “can faith save him?” the harlot religion made it APPEAR as though James is saying that FAITH ALONE is INSUFFICIENT to save one’s SOUL.

If we remove that INTENTIONALLY MISPLACED question mark, we find that James is saying that FAITH ALONE CANNOT SAVE a needy brother or sister from PHYSICALLY dying of hunger.

In order to save other believers from PHYSICAL DEATH, their faith had to be accompanied by works, like SENDING THEM FOOD and money to buy food. 

IT CANNOT REFER TO SALVATION OF THE SOUL, since the word “soul” does not appear AT ALL in James chapter 2.
 
5. ABRAHAM JUSTIFIED BY WORKS

"Was not Abraham our father JUSTIFIED BY WORKS, when he had offered Isaac his son on the altar?  (James 2:21)

The CORRECT translation should be “Did Abraham not DEMONSTRATE HIS JUSTIFICATION (THE JUSTIFICATION HE ALREADY HAD THROUGH FAITH ONLY) when he offered Isaac?”

This is PROVEN BEYOND DOUBT by verse 22 which says:

"You SEE Abraham's faith and what he did worked together. His faith WAS SHOWN TO BE GENUINE BY WHAT HE DID." (James 2:22, God's Word Translation).

And again in verse 24:

You SEE that a man SHOWS THAT HE IS RIGHTEOUS BY WORKS and NOT by faith alone.

All this passage says is that Abraham MADE THE INVISIBLE FAITH HE HAD VISIBLE (SEEN by others) through his actions.

There are AT LEAST THREE INSURMOUNTABLE problems with this mistranslation that says Abraham was justified by works, specifically by offering Isaac:

1. Abraham was declared righteous based ON FAITH ALONE, WITHOUT any works. (Genesis 15:6)

2. Abraham was declared righteous based ON FAITH ALONE at least 26 years BEFORE ISAAC WAS EVEN BORN, and AT LEAST 30 YEARS BEFORE he tried to offer Isaac.

Therefore, IT’S IMPOSSIBLE for Abraham to have been “justified” by the work of offering Isaac.

IMPOSSIBLE!!!

But that DIDN’T STOP religious LIARS from changing the meaning of the original text TO PUSH THEIR UNGODLY AGENDA.

3. GOD SAYS SALVATION is by grace through faith – WITHOUT ANY WORKS -- in AT LEAST 33 New Testament Scriptures:

John 3:16-17
John 5:24
Acts 8:37
Acts 15:7-11
Acts 15:13-20
Romans 3:20
Romans 3:21
Romans 3:22
Romans 3:24
Romans 3:28
Romans 4:6-8 and Psalm 32:1-2
Romans 5:20
Romans 10:4
Romans 11:6
2 Corinthians 5:19
2 Corinthians 5:21
2 Corinthians 12:9
Ephesians 2:8-9
Galatians 2:16
Galatians 3:2, 
Galatians 3:10-11
Galatians 3:26
Galatians 5:4
2 Timothy 1:9
Titus 3:5
Hebrews 9:12, 
Hebrews 9:15
Hebrews 9:26
Hebrews 10:14
James 1:2-4; 2:8
1 John 5:12
Jude 1:3
Revelation 7:14
 
6. BAPTISM SAVES

What if you want to teach a FALSE “new birth”, NOT BY RECEIVING JESUS into your heart (John 1:12), but by DUMPING SOME WATER on someone’s body through the FALSE DOCTRINE of water baptism regeneration?

Again, exploit misplaced punctuation marks:

“And its counterpart, baptism, saves us, not by putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 3:21)

Correct translation: 

"And its counterpart, baptism, SAVES US NOT through putting away filthiness of the flesh, ON THE CONTRARY: (what saves is) asking for A GOOD (sin free) CONSCIENCE TOWARD God by the Resurrection of Jesus Christ". 

What a difference THE TRUTH makes!

7. WOMEN WILL BE SAVED THROUGH BEARING CHILDREN  (1 Timothy 2:15):

Want to DISCRIMINATE AGAINST WOMEN, MAKE THEM FEEL SUBSERVIENT AND INFERIOR?

NO PROBLEM: Just kill two birds with one stone:

Tell them to shut their big mouths, that they are to be seen but NOT heard, and that they’re supposed to be “good little housewives” who double as baby-making machines. 

I’ve only found ONE English translation with the correct rendering of this passage: It's the International Standard Version:

"… SHE (in context, Eve) WILL BE SAVED THROUGH THE BIRTH OF THE Child (SINGULAR)".

THAT'S what the ORIGINAL Greek text says.

This isn't talking about women giving birth to children being necessary for salvation. It's talking ABOUT THE BIRTH OF JESUS!!!

THE Child, or "the SEED of the woman" that God promised in Genesis 3:15 would crush Satan's head and SAVE ALL OF US - men and women.  

He is THE ONE whose Birth was and is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY for the Salvation of EVERYONE, from Adam and Eve, to each and every man or woman who has ever lived. (John 3:5)

Glory to Him from everlasting to everlasting!

8. PAY TITHES (Hebrews 7:9)

"...Levi also, who receives tithes, PAID TITHES in Abraham".

That's how 23 English versions of the Bible, including the King James Version, render this passage.

Only ONE tiny problem: the word "pay" is NOT FOUND in the original text. 

Again: the word "pay" is NOT FOUND in the original text. 

It was added in order to DELIBERATELY MISLEAD Christians.

The correct translation is: “…Levi also, who receives tithes, TITHED in Abraham".  

It says NOTHING about Levy “PAYING” tithes or "PAYING" ANYTHING. 

NOTHING!!!

Abraham tithed ONLY ONCE in his entire life.

He GAVE ONE TENTH of Sodom’s and Gomorrah’s recovered food, clothing, and goods, to Melchizedek. (Genesis 14:16-20)

Abraham DIDN’T “PAY” ANYTHING.

The original Bible text was CHANGED, cleverly and cunningly, to accommodate religious doctrine:

In view of the above, if you ever come across a Bible text that doesn’t jibe with true, biblical doctrine, DON’T ASSUME IT’S CORRECT:

CHECK IT OUT in the original language !


TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017


ANTICHRIST OR ANTICHRISTS ?

Whenever someone watches one of our Antichrist videos, or visits our Antichrist page, and DOES NOT LIKE what God says about this character, they feel the need to lecture us.

I do not take kindly to lectures, especially from people who ARE BIASED, DISHONEST and DELUDED.

Just like they think that by voting to "dislike" the video, God will change His mind and make the  candidate OF THEIR choice the Antichrist.

Dream on, fools...

Just like they use the trick - common to ALL LIARS - of quoting ALL KINDS of Scriptures that HAVE NOTHING TO DO with the subject, trying to convey THE FALSE IMPRESSION that their prejudiced view is "based on the Bible".

That trick DID NOT WORK WITH ME 12 YEARS AGO, and it doesn't work with me today.

And they often bring up the fact that, according to 1 John 2:22, "antichrist" IS ANYONE WHO DENIES that Jesus is the Christ.

Hence they try to make him generic.

I have no problem with that Scripture whatsoever. In fact, I have NO PROBLEM with any Scripture, PERIOD.

What they neglect to quote is 4 VERSES EARLIER, 1 John 2:18 which plainly states:

"Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that THE ANTICHRIST is coming, even now MANY ANTICHRISTS have come. This is how we know it is the last hour".

John draws a sharp contrast between MANY antichrists" (small "a"), and THE ANTICHRIST (one in particular).

ANYONE who denies Jesus is the Messiah IS "antichrist", small "a".

There have been, are, and will be, MANY "antichrists" (small "a").

There's ONLY ONE Antichrist (capital "A").

Just like there are also MANY “messiahs” or “christs” in the Bible. 

A few examples:  King Saul (1 Samuel 24:6; 2 Samuel 1:14), King David (2 Samuel 22:51), King Solomon (1 Kings 1:45-46), and Cyrus of Persia, a GENTILE PAGAN (Isaiah 45:1) are all called “messiahs” in the Bible. 

Yet that DOESN’T prevent God from having ONE Messiah (capital “M”) in particular, who is THE Christ, and His Name is Jesus of Nazareth (Acts 2:36).

Same principle applies to Antichrist.

By the way, the idea of a false Messiah, or Antichrist, manifested as ONE particular individual, was not my invention.

It's been in the Bible for 3,000 years (Isaiah 14:3-21).

And it's been part of Jewish eschatology (Armilus) long before Jesus walked the earth and before there were any Christians (Psalm 2:1-3; Isaiah 14:18-19; Daniel 7:8; 11:24-25).

The other ridiculous argument they offer is that the Antichrist mentioned in 1 John 2:18 is NOT the same as “the beast” in the Book of Revelation. 

According to Revelation 16:12-16, 17:12-14 and 19:11-20: “the beast” gathers his armies at Armageddon to FIGHT AGAINST (ANTI) the returning Christ.

It doesn’t get ANY MORE ANTI-Christ than that.

Since I don't read FICTION, all "lectures" are ignored.

I DO NOT HAVE THE INTEREST or time to read 60 paragraphs full of lies, conjecture, and wishful thinking.

And I know EVERY RELIGIOUS TRICK IN THE BOOK because I've been dealing with self-deluded religionists for many years.

Tricks and lectures DON'T WORK WITH ME.

Hence, those who engage in such are WASTING THEIR TIME.

They, in fact, CANNOT DISPROVE what the videos say, or what our Antichrist page says because, UNLIKE THEIR UNFOUNDED FANTASIES, my teaching IS ENTIRELY and methodically based on God's Word.

Glory to God’s Eternal Word forever and ever!

God's Word is Ultimate Truth.

His Word CANNOT be refuted.

Many have tried for the past 2,000 years to disprove it.

It has invariably DISPROVED THEM.

I wouldn't CONTRADICT God, if I were you.

There's a SPECIFIC Antichrist. He will appear very soon risen from the abyss, and he is Alexander the Great, the ancient King of the Greek Empire (Daniel 7:6; 11:28-31; Revelation 11:7; 13:2, 4, 18; 17:8, 10-11)

Antichrist is WHO GOD SAYS HE IS, NOT whom we want him to be.


MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017


MARK OF THE DAMNED

The Bible couldn’t be clearer:

Every person WHO TAKES THE MARK OF THE BEAST during the tribulation WILL BE DAMNED-- FOR ALL ETERNITY -- WITHOUT ANY POSSIBILITY OF REDEMPTION:

“A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: IF ANYONE WORSHIPS THE BEAST AND HIS IMAGE AND RECEIVES HIS MARK on their forehead or on their hand, they, too, WILL DRINK THE WINE OF GOD’S FURY, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath.

THEY  WILL BE TORMENTED WITH BURNING SULFUR in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb.

And THE SMOKE OF THEIR TORMENT WILL RISE FOR EVER AND EVER. THERE WILL BE NO REST DAY OR NIGHT FOR THOSE WHO WORSHIP THE BEAST AND HIS IMAGE, OR FOR ANYONE WHO RECEIVES THE MARK OF HIS NAME.”  (Revelation 14:9-11)

Contrary to popular opinion, and while the mark of the beast WILL BE REQUIRED in order to buy or sell, IT WON’T BE A UNIFORM system. 

THE MARK SYSTEM will be implemented IN DIFFERENT WAYS throughout the world:

It will consist of either the Antichrist’s MARK, the NAME of Antichrist or THE NUMBER OF his name: (Revelation 13:17)

We know his name is Alexander, and we know that his number is 666, based on "the number of man" (6) for “Alexandros”, meaning “defender of man”)

What might his mark look like?

Probably the Greek symbols that represent the numerical value of “666”

χξς

NO ONE will receive the mark of the beast WITHOUT THEIR FULL KNOWLEDGE AND CONSENT, as some FICTIONAL “Christian” books allege. (Revelation 14:9)

NO BORN-AGAIN Christian will receive the mark of the beast.

ONLY UNBELIEVERS will accept it.

Those who BECOME Christians during the tribulation will EITHER REJECT THE MARK and be killed, OR REJECT THE MARKand, by God's sheer grace, survive.

ALL those who BECOME BORN AGAIN DURING THE TRIBULATION, will reject the mark of Antichrist.

If they survive the first three years, there will be a special Rapture FOR ALL OF THEM, prior to the 7 (and most severe) bowl judgments (Revelation chapter 16), and prior to the Second Coming. (Revelation 14:15-16; 15:2)

Those born again DURING THE TRIBULATION WHO REJECT THE MARK AND ARE KILLED (die for their faith) ARE RESURRECTED at the start of the Millennium and they reign with Christ ON THIS EARTH for 1,000 years (Revelation 20:4).

ALL unbelievers who accept the mark of the beast WILL DIE, either during the tribulation, or at the end of the tribulation (Armageddon), and GO STRAIGHT INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE, FOR ALL ETERNITY.

It’s not my intention to scare anyone, but Truth is Truth:

Accepting the Antichrist’s mark will mark (no pun intended) their ETERNAL and IRREVERSIBLE DOOM.

If you (God forbid) happen to be here during the tribulation, DON’T TAKE THE MARK!

Even if it means physical death, YOU MUST REJECT IT!!!

If you die for rejecting it, Jesus will resurrect you and REWARD YOU accordingly.

If you take it, THERE’S NO SALVATION FOR YOU… EVER!

If you take it, ALL you can expect is ETERNAL DAMNATION.


SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017


SOUL SLEEP

Soul sleep is A FALSE DOCTRINE put forth by many cults like the Jehovah's Witnesses, United Church of God, Mormons, Christadelphians and Seventh Day Adventists.

It basically teaches that there is NO HELL, and NO LAKE OF FIRE, and that those who die remain in a state of unconsciousness until the final resurrection, in which the "righteous" (i.e., those who belong to their cult) are resurrected and the "unrighteous" (everyone outside their cult) just stay dead forever.

Does the Bible support this absurd doctrine? NO WAY.

For starters, it suggests that Jesus came down, subjected Himself  to all that horrible suffering, beating, lashing, crowned with thorns, thrust through with a spear, crucifixion, and THREE DAYS AND NIGHTS IN HELL ITSELF, to save us from a "nonexistent" hell, or from JUST staying dead (hence unconscious) forever.

Sorry, cultists, but if THE WORST that can happen to an unrepentant sinner is JUST that he dies and stays dead AND UNAWARE OF ANY SUFFERING FOREVER, THEN JESUS PAID AN EXCESSIVE, and UNNECESSARY PRICE to redeem us from JUST that.

Jesus SPOKE ABOUT HELL MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE in the Bible, and REPEATEDLY WARNED about going there.  In each and every case He described it as a place OF GREAT TORMENT:

In Mark 9:47-48 He said "...It is BETTER FOR YOU to enter the kingdom of God with one eye THAN TO HAVE TWO EYES AND BE THROWN INTO HELL, where their worm does not die, and THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED".

Heretics quickly point out that the word used in this verse is Gehenna which, in the first century and prior, referred to the local garbage dump in southern Jerusalem, where fire burned continuously to consume the refuse.

Jesus did use the name of a place that was well known to everyone to illustrate the idea of what the REAL Gehenna (lake of fire) is like.

The earthly Gehenna in southern Jerusalem is today a rather placid place, AND ITS FIRE HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED.

Therefore, we are left with TWO possibilities:

1. Gehenna in southern Jerusalem was a mere shadow OF THE REAL GEHENNA WHICH IS ETERNAL, and whose fire IS NEVER QUENCHED.  Or,

2.  Jesus LIED.

If Jesus LIED, then there’s NO SAVIOR and we’re ALL GOING TO Gehenna, whether we believe in it, or not.

And if Jesus LIED, not only is He NOT God nor Savior, but Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Church of God, and other CULTISTS (perish the very thought) are MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE, HOLIER and TRUER than Jesus.

In Matthew 25:41 He said "Then He will also say to those on His left, 'Depart from Me, accursed ones, INTO THE ETERNAL FIRE which has been prepared for the devil and his angels”.

Question: if unsaved humans simply "cease to exist" WHY would the fire be ETERNAL?

Once they “cease to exist” wouldn’t the fire be UNNECESSARY and be extinguished?

Then, of course, there's Luke 16:23-27 where Jesus said: "The rich man also died and was buried. In hell, where he was IN TORMENT, he looked up and SAW Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am TORMENTED in this FIRE.'

Does that sound to you like this man was PEACEFULLY ASLEEP AND UNAWARE OF HIS SURROUNDINGS?

Dear God, he was SO TORMENTED and SO AWARE that he begs Abraham to send someone to his brothers who are still alive on earth TO WARN THEM NOT TO GO THERE.

For good measure, there's Revelation 14:9-11: "A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: 'If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand... He WILL BE TORMENTED with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And THE SMOKE OF THEIR TORMENT RISES FOREVER AND EVER. THERE IS NO REST DAY OR NIGHT for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name."

Does that sound to you like these people have CEASED TO EXIST? 

Does it sound like they're asleep and blissfully unconscious of any suffering? Give me a break!

The ONLY REASON the Bible refers to the dead as "sleeping" ([Luke 8:52; 1 Corinthians 15:6), is because DEATH RESEMBLES SLEEP in the sense that the body lies down, when it's buried, AS IF it were asleep, then "wakes up" when it's resurrected. 

It's speaking FIGURATIVELY, 
NOT literally.

Just like the rich man in Luke 16 suddenly found himself in hell, those who teach the FALSE DOCTRINE of "soul sleep" are in for A VERY RUDE "awakening".


SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017


A MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN

Most fairy tales are thinly veiled versions of the love story of Jesus and His Bride:

The poor, oppressed girl is kept in rags and servitude by some evil character (wicked stepmother, jealous queen, or the like) until a good and handsome prince falls in love with her, rescues her and turns her into his royal princess.

Then the wicked characters get what they deserve, and the prince and princess “live happily ever after”.

Only ours isn’t a fairy tale.  It’s THE REAL THING.

The Bride has been kept in bondage to evil and corruption by a wicked enemy named Satan.

This evil tyrant hates the Bride and would totally destroy her if he could.

But the creep has ONE BIG PROBLEM:  the Prince, the royal Bridegroom, met the girl before Satan got his claws into her.

He paid THE BIGGEST DOWRY EVER PAID for His Bride.

So great, in fact, it CANNOT BE CALCULATED.

The royal Bridegroom fell madly in love with His Bride, and He would STOP AT NOTHING to win her love.

He will have NO OTHER Bride.

Nor will the Bride have ANY OTHER husband that isn’t her Beloved.

They’re SO IN LOVE they can’t stop thinking about each other.  (Song of Solomon 5:8-11; 6:3; 7:6)

And they’re just waiting for the “time” appointed by the Bridegroom’s father, the King, so they can unite and consummate their blessed union.

Ours is a Marriage LITERALLY made in heaven, and for which preparations have been underway for the past 6,000 years.

Since no imperfection exists in His Kingdom, the Bridegroom’s Father wants everything about the Royal Wedding to be PERFECT:

The Bridegroom is perfect.

His Bride must be made perfect.

In fact she must be THE PERFECT MATCH, in every conceivable way, for the royal Prince.

She must become AS PERFECT AS He is. (2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 10:14)

The Wedding itself must be perfect.

And the Wedding guests must be perfect. (Hebrews 12:23)

In most fairy tales the hero and heroine experience a period of separation, and affliction, before they finally get married and consummate their love.

But the Bridegroom IS WORTH THE WAIT.

And the temporary sufferings, regardless of how terrible and intense they may feel, are NOTHING compared to the JOY that is experienced when the Royal Wedding finally takes place.

That is why Paul tells us that “the sufferings of this present time ARE NOT WORTHY TO BE COMPARED WITH THE GLORYwhich shall be revealed in us”. (Romans 8:18)

And Revelation ASSURES US that the Royal Wedding WILL take place. (Revelation 19:7)

And that it will be FAR GREATER than ANYTHING we could imagine or hope for. (1 Corinthians 2:9-10)

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always liked fairy tales.

Especially when they have a happy ending!

Though ours ISN’T a fairy tale, our love story, the love affair between Jesus and His Church has THE HAPPIEST ending:

We will LIVE happily – and gloriously – EVER AFTER.

It’s THE GREATEST LOVE STORY ever told.


FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017


DIVIDED WE FALL

5 years ago, in the aftermath of the 2012 election, I wrote a message, pointing out how divided our nation is and how it has degenerated spiritually, morally, culturally, and in nearly every conceivable way. 

You can view it by clicking on Monthly archives, then clicking on November 2012, then scrolling down to November 11, 2012.

Politically speaking, I’m old enough to remember when we were, FIRST AND FOREMOST, Americans.

BEFORE we were Democrat, Republican, Independent, Libertarian, or something else, WE WERE AMERICANS.

We cared about our nation and fellow citizens enough TO PUT THEIR WELL BEING ABOVE partisanship.

We were willing to support the President, REGARDLESS of who he (or she) might be, regardless of what party he may belong to, and regardless of whether we voted for him or not.

Most citizens and elected officials were willing to cross party lines IF WE FELT IT WAS IN OUR NATION’S BEST INTEREST.

Those days are long gone…

Instead, we are seeing a level of confrontation unparalleled since the Civil War.

To the point that the two major parties in Congress, Democrats and Republicans, can’t agree ON ANYTHING.

Worse, we just elected a new President. 

Since we ONLY GET ONE President at a time, whether we voted for him or not, WE SHOULD EARNESTLY DESIRE his success (which, by extension, is also OURS).

Instead, EVEN BEFORE HE WAS SWORN IN, we have seen A BARRAGE of protests, condemnations, disavowals, and demonstrations bordering on anarchy.

We have demanded vote recounts, all of which flopped.

We have tried to convince the Electoral College to SWITCH THEIR VOTES.

When all of that FAILED to deny him the Presidency – which he won, fair and square – then WE INVENTED FAKE NEWS which irresponsible left-wing media would repeat time and again, WITHOUT ANY CREDIBLE EVIDENCE, that the election was illegitimatebecause Russia had somehow or other “conspired” to cause a Trump victory.

Most news media and so-called “celebrities” have gone OUT OF THEIR WAY to criticize, ridicule, and DISCREDIT the new President – before he’s even had a chance TO DO ANYTHING!!!

Disingenuous and, frankly, STUPID, comparisons to Hitler are common.

Please tell us WHEN President Trump has put anyone in a concentration camp, or used Jews as guinea pigs to conduct scientific experiments, or sent anyone to the horrific gas ovens, or MURDERED over SIX MILLION people for their ethnicity.

And yet WE HEAR THESE ODIOUS AND RIDICULOUS COMPARISONS on a daily basis.

And now we have incompetent, mentally feeble, but unfortunately, HIGH RANKING members of Congress labelling the President “mentally unstable”.

Without ANY proof or medical evidence!

And the media is all too eager to put them on TV and replay those libellous declarations ad nauseam.

WHAT RIGHT does 76 year old Nancy Pelosi, who walks around IN A PERPETUAL DAZE, have to call ANYONE – let alone without ANY proof – “mentally unstable”?

This from the woman who infamously said with regard to the 2,000 PLUS PAGES of Obama Care: “we have to pass the bill SO YOU CAN FIND OUT WHAT’S IN IT”!

This from a senile, spaced-out, mentally obtuse idiot who DOESN’T EVEN KNOW WHO’S THE CURRENT PRESIDENT (she recently referred to President Trump as “President Bush”).

Earth to Pelosi:  It’s 2017: Bush hasn’t been President since January 20, 2008!

How dare she call ANYONE ELSE “mentally unstable”?

It would be laughable if it weren’t so IDIOTIC.

Imagine, God forbid, that there were a major terror attack on U.S. soil, or that some rogue and truly unstable loose cannon like Kim Jung Un fires a couple missiles our way:  ARE WE GOING TO TRUST SOME “MENTALLY UNSTABLE” President to handle the situation?

If he were to retaliate, would U.S. Armed Forces FOLLOW THE ORDERS OF A “mentally unstable” Commander in Chief?

By dragging down the President, THEY DRAG DOWN THE ENTIRE NATION!

They also lower its prestige.

And they EMBOLDEN our enemies.

In Luke 11:17 Jesus gave us an UNFAILING PRINCIPLE:

 ANY KINGDOM DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF WILL BE BROUGHT TO RUIN, AND A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF WILL FALL.”

I’m mindful that the so-called “United” States, China, Russia and other world powers must be severely downgraded in order for the Antichrist to seize rulership over the earth.

We get some clues as to how their ruin will be brought about in Isaiah 13:4-13; Isaiah chapter 24, and Revelation chapters 8 and 9.

Not only does God predict our nation’s downfall, we SEEM TO BE ASKING FOR IT:

We will either STOP THE GRATUITOUS DIVISIONS AND CONFRONTATIONS OURSELVES, OR OTHERS WILL DO IT FOR US.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017 TO THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017


COMMUNION SERVICE

In the lovely Name of Jesus, greetings Body of Christ, brothers and sisters, friends and neighbours…

I ask you to set aside for a moment ALL denominational and doctrinal labels, and SEE YOURSELVES NOT as Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Baptist, Charismatic, or anything else, but SIMPLY AS BORN-AGAIN BELIEVERS IN THE ONE GOD AND ONLY SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST:

…As unique parts of His Body, His UNIVERSAL Church, which is made up of MANY DIFFERENT and NECESSARY parts: (1 Corinthians 12:12-14)

If you’re NOT born-again, we give you the opportunity, RIGHT NOW, to be BORN OF THE SPIRIT into God’s Kingdom:

The born-again experience IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY for Salvation.

For, according to Jesus, without the born-again experience NO ONE can ENTER His Kingdom (John 3:3-5)

The born-again experience is achieved by RECEIVING Jesus Christ INTO OUR HEARTS as ONLY God and ONLY Savior (John 1:12).

It is NOT achieved by pouring water over someone’s head, OR by dunking our physical body in water, although water baptism IS a symbol of the fact that Jesus has FOREVER WASHED AWAY ALL our sins (past, present, and future).

It is NOT achieved by putting a piece of Communion bread into your mouth – ALTHOUGH we will be doing that in a few moments – UNLESS concurrent with eating the BREAD, we “EAT” His Body IN SPIRIT by RECEIVING Jesus INTO OUR HEARTS (by “INGESTING” Him) into our innermost being.

For His Words (with regards to eating His flesh and drinking His Blood), ARE SPIRIT AND LIFE:  they ARE NOT MATERIAL or PHYSICAL. (John 6:63)

The Spirit GIVES LIFE:  the flesh (the material) COUNTS FOR NOTHING:

The PHYSICAL part (what we do OUTWARDLY, during Communion, like ingesting the bread and drinking the wine) are MERE OUTWARD REPRESENTATIONS of what we need to do INWARDLY: receiving Christ WITH ALL OUR HEARTS, into the DEEPEST CORE of our being.

Therefore, if you have never RECEIVED CHRIST, I INVITE YOU to do so NOW:

Tell Jesus something like this, and say it FROM THE DEPTHS of your being.  MEAN IT from the bottom of your heart:

“Lord Jesus, PLEASE COME INTO MY HEART.  I receive you as my only God and only Savior.

I believe you died for my sins:  that You forever – for ALL TIME --- TOOK AWAY the sin of the world. (John 1:29; Hebrews 9:26; 1 John 3:5)

That you removed ALL MY SINS as far as the east is from the west. (Psalm 103:12)

Thank you that from now on YOU DO NOT COUNT ANY sins against me! (Romans 4:8; 2 Corinthians 5:19; Hebrews 8:12) 

Glory to You forever!

Thank you that, by Grace, you have credited YOUR OWN PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS to me. (2 Corinthians 5:21)

THANK YOU that you are FOR US, NOT against us (Romans 8:31)

THANK YOU, Jesus, that you DID NOT COME TO CONDEMN but TO SAVE (John 3:17)

Thank you that there is NOW NO CONDEMNATION for those who are IN Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1)

That NOTHING and NO ONE can take away our Salvation (John 10:28)

That You BOUGHT US – not with corruptible things like gold or silver, but with Your most precious, sinless, INCORRUPTIBLE, EVER-LIVING Blood. (1 Peter 1:18-19) 

I believe that BY ONE SUPREME SACRIFICE you obtained ETERNAL REDEMPTION for me, and that (even if I don’t always act perfectly in this temporary world) by that Supreme Sacrifice You HAVE PERFECTED ME FOREVER. (Hebrews 9:12; 10:14)

Lord Jesus, I believe that You PHYSICALLY rose from the dead.  (Luke 24:39)

And that You ascended into heaven and are sitting at the Father’s Right Hand, waiting for all your enemies to be made your footstool. (Acts 1:3, 11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22, 25)

I believe that there is NO SALVATION APART FROM Jesus in our hearts. (John 14:6; Acts 4:11-12)

I believe that no religion saves; no amount of good works or being “a good person” saves. ONLY JESUS IN US IS ETERNAL SALVATION.  ONLY JESUS GIVES ETERNAL LIFE. (John 3:16; 1 John 5:12)

I  COMPLETELY TRUST WHAT You DID TO SAVE me, not in anything that I do myself.

THANK YOU, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, FOR SO GREAT Salvation!” (Hebrews 2:3)

If you said these things to Jesus, and meant them, with all your heart, we welcome you into His Eternal Kingdom. : )

We REJOICE, along with God’s holy angels, over your ETERNAL Salvation -- that NO ONE and NOTHING can take away from you. (Luke 15:10)

Hallelujah!

Thank you, Jesus, FOR EACH MEMBER OF Your Body: the ones that, in the natural, we “like” and the ones we “don’t like”.

We don’t have to like them, but we HAVE TO LOVE EVERY member.  EVERY member!!!  (John 13:34)

We believe that You, Lord JESUS will return to set up Your eternal Kingdom on earth. (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-20)

And that 3½ years before You return to earth, You will rapture Your Church, Your Body, Your believers – of all denominations, or with no denomination at all: believers from every nation, tribe, people and tongue – into the heavenly realm – that where You ARE there we may be also.” (John 14:3; Revelation 7:9)

Oh, come, Lord Jesus.

Come, Desire of Nations. (Haggai 2:7)

Come to us, Wonderful Savior.

Come to us, Almighty God, besides whom there is NO OTHER.

Come to us, most precious Savior, besides whom there is no other.

Your Church LONGS FOR YOU with fervent love.

We ADORE YOU, Jesus.

We SO DESIRE to see you Face to face, as you really are!

It’s been a very long engagement.  The Wedding is long overdue. And your Bride is READY.

The Spirit and the Bride say “Come”.

Holy Spirit, please make us READY, in every way, to be caught up into Jesus.

And now, brothers and sisters, LET’S EXAMINE OURSELVES BEFORE we eat of the bread and drink the cup (1 Corinthians 11:28)

If there are any sins bothering our conscience, let us confess them to the Lord now, repent, and receive instant release for them.

(Take a few moments to do this, until no feelings of guilt remain)

Thank you, Jesus! For your complete, ETERNAL, NEVER ENDING Work of Redemption!

Holy Spirit, search our hearts: and if there be ANYTHING in us that displeases you, PLEASE remove it from us. 

If there’s any trace in us of wanting to cling to this temporary life, or this miserable temporary world, please UPROOT IT FROM OUR HEARTS.

We offer our bodies to you, Lord Jesus, as living sacrifice, and we ask you to cleanse Your temple, and USE IT for Your glory.

And now, let us DISCERN the Body of Christ:

That there are MANY – DIFFERENT – members (1 Corinthians 11:27, 29)

That the whole Body is not just an eye or just a hand… if it were, it wouldn’t be a body at all.

That the members of His Body that we tend to look down on ARE THE MOST NECESSARY… and the ones in need of more protection...

That His Body is made up of MANY DIFFERENT denominations, of people with no religion at all, of people of all ages, races, colours, social status, economic status, many different levels of human education… people from every “nation, tribe, people and tongue” (Revelation 7:9)

That EVEN JESUS, who is the Head, CANNOT say to the feet “I don’t need you”. (1 Corinthians 12:21; Ephesians 1:22-23)

Thank you, Jesus, that IN YOU there is neither Jew nor gentile, male or female. (Galatians 3:28)

And we THANK YOU and give you ETERNAL GLORY for each member of Your Body.

There is NO SICKNESS and NO DEATH in the Body of Christ:  THERE’S ONLY LIFE – ETERNAL.

Therefore, if there is any member of your body experiencing some physical or emotional affliction or illness, we REBUKE THAT IN THE NAME OF JESUS!

We command it to LEAVE and never return, in the Name of Jesus. And we declare that individual emotionally and physically WHOLE and IN PERFECT HEALTH. 

Silvia, be healed. Ruben, be healed.  Marion, be healed.  Chris, be healed. Loretta, be healed. Jeremy, be healed and delivered! Tom, be healed. Michelle, be healed. Chelsea, be healed. In Jesus’ Name and for His eternal glory!

Robert, be delivered, in Jesus’ Name. Trent, Tiffany, Megan, Jessica and Tamara, BE FREE!

For He who the Son sets free is free indeed. (John 8:36)

Lord, have mercy on the victims of today’s horrific terrorist attack in London.  We pray for full and complete recovery for them -- and for their families.  Let your Grace and your peace settle in their hearts and minds.  Give them strength in the inner man.  And we speak QUICK & TOTAL RECOVERY to the wounded.  QUICK & TOTAL RECOVERY, as if nothing had happened.  In Jesus’ Mighty Name!

I ask you now to direct your prayers and praise to our God and Savior, NOT “OUT THERE” millions of miles into the heavens, BUT DIRECT THOSE PRAYERS TO HIM WHO LIVES INSIDE YOU.

Praise Him and pray to Him inside the solar plexus – and kidney area of your body.

Glory to you Father, Son and Holy Spirit!

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty… who was, who IS, and is to come… Heaven and earth are FILLED with your glory.(Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8)

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

"To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honour and glory and power, forever and ever!" (Revelation 5:12-13)

Thank you, Father for having chosen us and predestined us in Christ before the foundation of the world, to be your children and heirs (Ephesians 1:4)

Thank you, Jesus, for TAKING AWAY OUR SINS FOREVER – NEVER AGAIN to be remembered or charged against us. 

Thank you, beautiful Savior, for your most precious Blood.  For your death on the cross, your resurrection, your Ascension, and THANK YOU THAT YOU EVER LIVE TO MAKE INTERCESSION FOR US (Hebrews 7:25)

Thank you, Holy Spirit for the Word of God: for the Word Incarnate and for the written Word. (Luke 1:35; 2 Timothy 3:16)

Thank you for making us born again and giving us a new Nature, which is YOUR OWN Divine (God) Nature. (2 Peter 1:4)

Thank you for putting Your Nature (the Love of God) in our hearts. (Romans 5:5)

Thank you for leading us to ALL THE TRUTH and showing us THINGS TO COME (John 16:13)

And now, brothers and sisters, WE REMEMBER THAT:

“The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, TOOK BREAD, and when he had given thanks, HE BROKE IT AND SAID, “THIS IS MY BODY, WHICH IS GIVEN FOR YOU; DO THIS IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME.”  (Luke 22:19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-24)

As we partake of the bread, let us “eat” (“ingest”) Jesus spiritually into the deepest parts of our being.

Let us now partake of THE BREAD (His Body)

Thank you, Jesus, for your precious Body that was broken for us.

Thank you, Bread of Life, and TRUE BREAD FROM HEAVEN.

For natural Israelites ate manna from heaven, and they all died:  But when we IN SPIRIT eat your flesh, which is the Bread of Life, we live FOREVER. (John 6:47-58)

Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus…

“In the same way, after supper He took the cup, saying, “This cup IS THE NEW COVENANT IN MY BLOOD; do this, whenever you drink it, IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME.” (1 Corinthians 11:25)

As we drink the wine, let us IN SPIRIT “drink” His most precious, holiest Blood into the deepest recesses of our being.

Let it ENTER you and CLEANSE every particle of your being.

LET US NOW PARTAKE OF HIS BLOOD (the wine, or grape juice)

Oh, how precious is your most pure Blood, my Lord!

Thank you that Your precious Blood cleanses us (continuously) of ALL sin (1 John 1:7-8)

If God did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all, HOW will He not also FREELY give us with Jesus ALL THINGS? (Romans 8:32)

For whenever we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim the Lord’s death UNTIL HE COMES.” (1 Corinthians 11:25-26)

Thank you, Jesus, for your most sacred Blood, that SPEAKS BETTER things than Abel’s. (Hebrews 12:24)

Thank you for eternal Life.

Thank you that you ever live to make intercession for us.

Thank you, thank you, thank you THAT YOU ARE… (Exodus 3:14)

Thank you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit… ONE AND ONLY God, besides Whom there is NO OTHER. (Deuteronomy 32:39; Isaiah 45:21)

From everlasting to everlasting YOU ARE GOD. (Psalm 90:2)

How great you are!

How wonderful you are!

How Almighty you are!

How omnipotent and omnipresent and omniscient you are!

Thank you, Divine Love.

Thank you for SO GREAT, and SO PERFECT, AND SO ETERNAL SALVATION.

From eternity to eternity YOU ARE SALVATION.

From eternity to eternity YOU ARE GOD.

How beautiful are your members, Body of Christ!

How perfectly they FIT TOGETHER into one Body, of Whom Jesus is ETERNALLY THE HEAD!

We humble ourselves before you Almighty God, and we ask that by your MOST HOLY Spirit you bring all the members of Your Body together into the unity of the faith.

Into the unity OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE SON OF GOD: unto a PERFECT MAN, unto the measure of the stature OF THE FULLNESS OF CHRIST. (Ephesians 4:3-4, 13)

We ask it for your eternal glory, and for Jesus’ eternal glory. Amen.

“For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

15Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

16That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, TO BE STRENGTHENED WITH MIGHT BY HIS SPIRIT IN THE INNER MAN;

17That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, BEING ROOTED AND GROUNDED IN LOVE,

18May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

19And TO KNOW THE LOVE OF Christ, which passes knowledge, THAT YOU MIGHT BE FILLED WITH ALL THE FULLNESS OF God.

20Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,

21Unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:14-21)

Thank you, brothers and sisters, for joining us in spirit.

It’s been a great privilege to share this Holy Communion, to COMMUNE IN SPIRIT WITH JESUS, AND WITH EACH OTHER, and to share the Lord’s Supper with you.  I love you and DESIRE TO SEE EACH OF YOU IN THE HEAVENLY REALM.

May the Blessing of Abraham, based on God’s Eternal Covenant of Grace, be upon you:

May you be the head and not the tail. 

May you be above and not beneath.

Be blessed in the city, blessed in the field.

Blessed coming in, blessed going out.

May the Lord send His abundant blessing on all the work of our hands. (Deuteronomy 28:12-13)

May the Almighty preserve us from all evil.

May the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and MAY YOUR WHOLE SPIRIT AND SOUL AND BODY BE PRESERVED BLAMELESS unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 5:23)

May Jesus wipe all tears from your eyes. (Revelation 7:17)

And now I cover each and every one of you, your loved ones and your homes with the Blood of Jesus.

The Love, Grace, and Peace of our God and Savior Jesus Christ be with you all, with your families, and in your homes, Israel of God.

God bless Israel, all 12 tribes.  God bless the United States of America AND EVERY PERSON AND EVERY NATION WHO PUTS THEIR TRUST IN Him.

Grace and peace be upon them, as well.  In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord.

Great is His faithfulness!

Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord.

Great is His faithfulness!

Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord.

Great is His faithfulness!

This concludes our service.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017


SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

After all the comets, “blood moons”, harbingers, and “super moons” fell flat on their faces, I was wondering when the next sensationalist  PROPHECY LIE would emerge:

It didn’t take long to come up with a ludicrous combination of Micah 5:2-3 and the zodiac sign Virgo:

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet OUT OF YOU SHALL COME FORTH The One to be Ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from old, from everlasting.

Therefore He shall give them up (in context, Israel), until the time that she who is in labour has given birth; then the remnant of His brethren (the 10 “lost” tribes) shall return to the children of Israel.” (Micah 5:2-3)

Is this Scripture true? 

That question MUST NEVER be asked:

Scripture is ALWAYS true.

All Scripture is Holy Spirit inspired and, therefore, INERRANT (Isaiah 55:11; 2 Timothy 3:16)

What is NOT true is THE MORTAL INVENTION of pairing this Scripture with the sign of Virgo and claiming that Virgo, as it will appear in heaven on September 23, 2017 -- two days after Yom Teruah (FALSELY called “Rosh Hashanah”) – is the fulfillment of this prophecy or the fulfillment of Revelation chapter 12. (Proverbs 30:6; Revelation 22:18)

It’s also FALSE that Virgo or September 23, 2017 has ANYTHING TO DO with the Church’s Rapture.

Since the tribulation lasts 3½ Hebrew years (Daniel 7:25; 12:7; Revelation 13:5), and since the Second Coming of Christ MUST take place on Sukkot (Deuteronomy 31:10; Daniel 9:24-27), if the Rapture takes place this year (or in a subsequent year) IT MUST TAKE PLACE IN SPRING.

There is NO WAY of getting 3½ Hebrew years from Yom Teruah (Tishri 1) to Sukkot (Tishri 15).

NO WAY!!!

You either get 3 or 4 years, NOT 3½ years.

Therefore, there is NO Yom Teruah (FALSELY called “Rosh Hashanah”) Rapture.

Again, there’s NO RAPTURE on Tishri 1, or Tishri 10 (Yom Kippur), or Tishri 15 (Sukkot).

There’s NO RAPTURE in the month of Tishri.

This FALSE, UNBIBLICAL claim about Virgo was already used several years ago, and is thoroughly DEBUNKED in our Prophecy Myths (#70 if you care to look it up).

Back then it was paired with comet Elenin, which has since DISINTEGRATED.

We have taught that the constellations were placed in the heavens by God, and that COLLECTIVELY they depict His overall plan of Redemption. 

We HAVE NEVER TAUGHT that the sign Virgo has ANYTHING TO DO WITH the Rapture.

As far as Micah 5:2-3 is concerned, THE FIRST PART of that prophecy (verse 2) HAS ALREADY BEEN FULFILLED when Mary gave birth to Jesus in Bethlehem:

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet OUT OF YOU SHALL COME FORTH The One to be Ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from old, from everlasting.” (Micah 5:2)

It was THIS VERY SCRIPTURE that Herod, on the advice of TEACHERS OF THE LAW, used to determine the location where Jesus was born, and on which he based his malevolent decree to murder all children in Bethlehem under 2 years of age.(Matthew 2:1-6, 18)

As for verse 3, it will be fulfilled AFTER the Church is raptured, when prophecy zeroes in on Israel -- and in the Millennium when all Israel (all 12 tribes) are reunited in THE LAND that God GAVE ISRAEL in EVERLASTING POSSESSION.

“Therefore He shall give them up (in context, Israel), UNTIL the time that SHE WHO IS IN LABOUR HAS GIVEN BIRTH; (Revelation 12:1-5)

Then the remnant of His brethren (the 10 “lost” tribes) shall return to the children of Israel.” (Micah 5:3)

That has been our teaching, for over a decade, and is PRECISELY reflected in our Tribulation Timeline (above):

Bottom line: If the Rapture happens THIS year (2017) we’ll be LONG GONE BEFORE September 23, 2017 rolls around.


TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017


TELL THEM YOURSELF !

Here’s the way the weak religious system in America works:

They go door to door and invite people TO ATTEND THEIR LOCAL “church”.

I’m not knocking it (no pun intended): it’s certainly BETTER THAN NOTHING.

Problem is, A LOT OF PEOPLE are TURNED OFF by organized religion.

There’s poll after poll that confirms this.

A LOT OF PEOPLE work very hard all week and don’t want to feel OBLIGATED to get up early on Sunday morning, get dressed, and attend some boring “church” service.

A LOT OF PEOPLE just want to relax, take it easy, and get some RECREATION on Sunday.

They want to STAY HOME and watch football, or go out and play golf, go boating, or enjoy a backyard barbecue.

Evangelical door knockers become RECRUITERS FOR THEIR PASTOR and/or DENOMINATION.

SELDOM are they SOUL WINNERS FOR JESUS.

The idea is get Joe and Mary Smith TO COME TO OUR RELIGIOUS BUILDING, so that THE PASTOR can have A LARGER CONGREGATION from which to collect “tithes” and donations and, hopefully, tell them HOW TO BE SAVED.

If they DON’T SHOW UP at your religious building, THEY’LL NEVER HEAR THE GOSPEL, OR RECEIVE JESUS.

And even if they do show up, it’s NOT A SURE THING.

WHY do you have to go through your local congregation or pastor to tell them about Jesus?

TELL ‘EM YOURSELF!!!

Why postpone the Good News of FREE and ETERNAL Salvation through Christ in their hearts, UNTIL they show up at your favourite religious building?

That’s NOT the way Jesus, His Apostles, or His followers did it in the first century.

…Or in the second, or the third…

They had no “church” buildings!

No printing press!

No smart phones!

No TV!

No internet!

No cars!

No airplanes!

No DVDs!

No “retreats”!

No “youth groups”!

They shared the Good News DIRECTLY with each person, one-on-one.

And THEY TURNED THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN with the Gospel! (Acts 17:6)

DON’T talk to them about religion.  DON’T push denomination. DON’T talk to them about attending that religious club you frequent every Sunday.

TELL THEM ABOUT JESUS!

DON’T WITHHOLD SALVATION FROM THEM!

Don’t leave everything up to the pastor.

DO YOUR PART!

TELL THEM YOURSELF.

Tell them THEY DON’T need religion.  They DON’T need denomination.  They DON’T need to be in “church” every Sunday. (They’re welcome to attend, IF THEY WANT TO)

 But they DO NEED JESUS IN THEIR HEARTS.

He died for their sins, rose from the dead and GUARANTEES Salvation and Eternal Life to ALL those who RECEIVE HIM into their hearts.

THEN INVITE THEM, NOT to show up at your local religious hang out, but INVITE THEM TO RECEIVE Christ INTO THEIR HEARTS – RIGHT THEN AND THERE!

Then LEAD THEM in a SIMPLE prayer (no “thees” or “thous”, please!)

THAT’s what they need to hear.

God promises that ALL who receive Christ into their hearts ARE ETERNALLY SAVED (Mark 16:16; John 1:12; Romans 10:9)

He NEVER SAID they’d have to congregate IN A BUILDING in order to be saved.

RELIGION INVENTED that.

There were no “Christian” buildings during the first 400 years of Church history.

That is UNDISPUTED, HISTORICAL FACT.

Jesus DIDN’T command us to RECRUIT people so they can HIDE in the safety of some religious STRONGHOLD along with us.

Jesus DIDN’T tell us to “go into all the world and INVITE THEM TO YOUR LOCAL CONGREGATION”.

He said: “(YOU) GO INTO ALL THE WORLD and (YOU) PREACH THE GOSPEL”.


MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017


DECEPTION VS. DEFECTION

Jesus warned that A SIGN of the “time of the end” would be WIDESPREAD DECEPTION.

He also warned that such DECEPTION would come NOT from atheists, Satanists, or pagans, but from many PROFESSINGChristians.

From MANY CLAIMING to be speaking “in Jesus’ Name” and even admitting that He (Jesus) IS the Messiah: (Matthew 24:4)

Paul, on the other hand, said:

“Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times SOME SHALL DEPART (not from the earth but) FROM THE FAITH, GIVING HEED TO SEDUCING SPIRITS, AND DOCTRINES OF DEVILS; SPEAKING LIES IN HYPOCRISY; HAVING THEIR CONSCIENCE SEARED WITH A HOT IRON; (1 Timothy 4:1-2)

Jesus’ prediction and Paul’s prediction are similar and definitely overlap.

However the scope of Jesus’ prediction is LARGER than the scope of Paul’s.

Paul said that SOME WOULD DEPART (LEAVE) THE Christian faith (the Gospel of Grace) and SPREAD DOCTRINES OF DEMONS, SPEAK LIES, and HYPOCRITICALLY call themselves “Christian”.

Here are just a few examples of so-called “Christian” groups that FULFILLED Paul’s prediction by FORSAKING the true Gospel and teaching DOCTRINES OF DEMONS:

1. Church of Christ - invented in 1830 by Alexander Campbell.

2. Latter Day Saints (Mormons) - invented by Joseph Smith in 1830.

3. Disciples of Christ - invented by Alexander and Thomas Campbell in 1849.

4. Seventh Day Adventists - invented by William Miller in the mid-19th century, and formally established in 1863 by Ellen White.

5. Christian Science - invented by Mary Bakker Eddy in 1866.

6. Jehovah's Witnesses - invented 1870 by Charles Taze Russell.

7. United Church of God - invented in 1940's by Herbert W. Armstrong.

These groups are also included in Jesus’ prediction.

The DIFFERENCE between Jesus prediction and Paul’s prediction is that Jesus’ prediction includes NOT ONLY FALSE, HERETICAL DECEPTION by “Christian” CULTS, BUT ALSO FALSE TEACHINGS and DECEPTION from REAL Christians.

From those who believe and teach THE TRUE Gospel of Grace!

Examples of such DECEPTION include:

The “give to get” “prosperity gospel”, “tithing” 10% of one’s income, spiritual warfare, FAKE “gifts” of the Spirit, salvation can be “lost”, and WRONG eschatology.

I could write a book about the last category alone.

Only God knows who’s truly saved and who isn’t, but…

Some of the worst and most ASTOUNDINGLY STUPID, FANTASTICAL and UNBIBLICAL teachings on eschatology come from people who BELIEVE AND TEACH THE TRUE GOSPEL OF GRACE.

At least, THEIR DOCTRINE concerning SALVATION is sound.

They, unfortunately, are PART OF THE DECEPTION that Jesus warned about.

…Even though most of them are, presumably, SAVED.

Defining the terms used by Jesus and Paul may be helpful:

DECEIVE (verb) = TO PERSUADE SOMEONE THAT SOMETHING FALSE IS THE TRUTH, typically in order to gain some personal advantage; TO LIE.

DEPART (verb) = TO LEAVE (abandon) a country OR A GROUP, esp. in order to join an opposing one.

Jesus’ prediction includes DECEPTION from both, CULTS who claim to be “Christian” and lead people straight to hell, AND FROM the SAVED, whose Salvation doctrine is correct and leads to heaven.

Paul’s DEPARTURE FROM THE FAITH REFERS ONLY TO so-called “Christian” CULTS, like those mentioned above, who LEFT the true biblical doctrine concerning salvation.

No wonder there is SO MUCH CONFUSION, and SO LITTLE FAITH!

Even born-again Christians, for the most part, ARE NOT SURE WHAT THEY BELIEVE!

Painfully, BOTH predictions have been fulfilled and are taking place RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR EYES.


SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017


THE APOSTASY - PART TWO

Problem #2 with 2 Thessalonians 2:1-11 is ALSO found in verse 3:

That portion of the verse is pretty much rendered the same way in all English translations:

"Let no one deceive you in any way. For it (in context, the Day of the Lord) will not be, unless the departure comes first, and THE MAN OF SIN IS REVEALED, the son of destruction"

The problem here is NOT with the translation which, in this portion of the verse, IS CORRECT, but WITH THE WAY CERTAIN RELIGIOUS MINDS INTERPRET IT.

They think that the condition that "the man of sin be REVEALED" MEANS that Antichrist must FIRST APPEAR PHYSICALLY on this earth, and then the Day of the Lord (and the Rapture) comes.

That's NOT AT ALL what this verse says.

This verse DOES NOT SAY that Antichrist must APPEAR before the Day of the Lord.

The word used here, apocalupto, means "TO REVEAL", UNCOVER, or EXPOSE.

Even in English, to "REVEAL" means to DISCLOSE or to "make previously unknown or secret information known to others".

According to Paul, two things must happen PRIOR TO the Day of the Lord:

1. THE DEPARTURE  (the collective catching away of believers) must take place.

The use of THE DEFINITE ARTICLE "THE" is significant. It's not talking about just any departure, but THE (SPECIFIC) departure (of believers).

2. The IDENTITY of the Antichrist, heretofore unknown, MUST BE DISCLOSED.

Paul was saying (paraphrasing):

"Don't worry: UNLESS the Departure takes place and the man of sin is EXPOSED (His identity REVEALED), the Day of the Lord is NOT near".

After learning the identity of Antichrist from the Holy Spirit and the Bible, and keeping it to myself for over 18 years, his identity was publicly revealed in 2008 when we posted Seed of Satan on line, available to everyone, free of charge.

That book was soon after translated into Spanish and French and remains available, on the web, free of charge, IN ALL THREE LANGUAGES.

Since then, our readers have sent us numerous posts of our teaching being discussed in blogs, prophecy forums and websites.

We have also heard from people in various and remote parts of the world, who have asked if they can translate at least portions into their own languages and share it.

This book has also been sent AROUND THE WORLD, to every nation on earth.

We have also published YouTube videos in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese REVEALING and PROVING the Antichrist's identity, from the Bible.

And we recently released A NEW VIDEO that BIBLICALLY and methodically closes the door TO ANY OTHER PERSON (besides Alexander) to be the infamous Antichrist.

All glory to Jesus, that part of the verse HAS BEEN FULFILLED, and IS STILL BEING FULFILLED, even as we speak.

Therefore, the Day of the Lord MUST BE VERY NEAR.

The ONLY REMAINING event hindering the start of the Day of the Lord is THE DEPARTURE or Rapture of believers.

The main points are these:

This passage of Scripture SAYS NOTHING ABOUT massive defection from the faith.

This passage of Scripture SAYS NOTHING ABOUT a post-tribulation Rapture.

This passage of Scripture SAYS NOTHING ABOUT Antichrist appearing PHYSICALLY on earth prior to the Church’s rapture. 

2 Thessalonians 2:5-8 say THE VERY OPPOSITE: that he CANNOT APPEAR PHYSICALLY UNTIL the Body of Christ (which presently HINDERS his appearing) is TAKEN OUT OF THE WAY. Then, and ONLY THEN, will that wicked one appear on earth, raised from the dead.

This is also proven UNEQUIVOCALLY in the Book of Revelation where THE DEPARTURE of the Church into the heavenly dimension takes place under the 6th seal (Revelation 7:9-14) and Antichrist appears on earth about a month later under the 7th seal and 6th Trumpet (Revelation 11:7, 13:1)

When properly translated, read and understood, this passage VERY STRONGLY CONFIRMS the pre-trib Rapture.


SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017


THE APOSTASY - PART 1

2 Thessalonians 2:1-11 is one of those passages in Scripture that generates tons of controversy.

This passage is frequently TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT by post-tribulationists all too eager to find SOME "scriptural basis" for their UNSCRIPTURAL DOCTRINE.

However, there are also those who genuinely misunderstand the passage.

Such misunderstanding is largely attributable to THE TRANSLATION they use:

Problem #1 is found in verse 3:

"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that DAY SHALL NOT COME, EXCEPT THERE COME THE FALLING AWAY FIRST, and that man of sin be revealed"... (King James)

"Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for THAT DAY WILL NOT COME UNTIL THE REBELLION OCCURS and the man of lawlessness is revealed"... (NIV)

"Let no one in any way deceive you, FOR IT WILL NOT COME UNLESS THE APOSTASY COMES FIRST, and the man of lawlessness is revealed"... (NASB)

That's how three of the most popular translations render this verse. One says the Day of the Lord and our reunion with Him won't happen until there's a "falling away", another says until “THE REBELLION occurs" and yet another "unless THE APOSTASY comes first"...

Unfortunately these ERRONEOUS translations GIVE THE FALSE IMPRESSION that there has to be GREAT DEFECTION FROM the Christian faith worldwide, BEFORE we are gathered to meet Christ.

They claim that "apostasy" happens during the reign of Antichrist, when people are forced to forsake Christ, worship Antichrist and take his mark. Hence, they offer this as “proof” that the Rapture happens AFTER the tribulation and reign of Antichrist.

Of course, if that were true, SEVERAL QUESTIONS immediately come to mind:

1. If the vast majority of Christians DESERT Christ, WHOM WOULD HE RAPTURE?

2. If the vast majority of Christians LEAVE Christ, then HOW COME the Church appears in heaven as “A GREAT MULTITUDE that NO ONE COULD NUMBER”? (Revelation 7:9).

3. If there is mass FORSAKING OF CHRIST, then Jesus (perish the very thought) LIED TO US when He said that “NO ONE could pluck His sheep OUT OF HIS HAND” (John 10:28)

In the original Greek NOTHING is "falling away" from nowhere (sorry, King James fanatics), there's NO "rebellion" (sorry, NIV aficionados) and there's NO APOSTASY (sorry, NASB readers), at least NOT IN THE SENSE the word "apostasy" is understood in English and other modern languages.

The ONLY correct translation from the Greek that I've found for this passage (and I've checked over 20 Bible versions) is given in the World English Bible:

"Let no one deceive you in any way. For it (the Day of the Lord), will not be UNLESS THE DEPARTURE COMES FIRST, and the man of sin is REVEALED"... (World English Bible).

The words ho apostasia mean "THE DEPARTURE".

We SEE THIS CLEARLY in Acts 21:21 where the same word apostasian is used to say that Paul was teaching Jews to LEAVE  (DEPART FROM) Moses and the Law.

The reason the word "apostasy" came to mean "DEPARTURE FROM THE FAITH" (instead of JUST "DEPARTURE") in English and other modern languages is that in 1 Timothy 4:1 Paul uses a derivative, apostēsontai, to say "Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some SHALL DEPART FROM THE FAITH".

Paul SPECIFIES that SOME (NOT "MOST") shall depart FROM THE FAITH (pisteos) in the "last time":

apostēsontai tines tēs pisteōs

Had he NOT SPECIFIED "tes pisteos" (“FROM THE FAITH”) it would simply mean "SOME SHALL DEPART".

Hence the word "apostasia" simply means TO DEPART or DEPARTURE, PERIOD.

It DID NOT MEAN “departure FROM THE FAITH” in the original Greek, but simply “DEPARTURE”.

Need I remind believers that a certain religious INSTITUTION CONTROLLED the Bible, forbade the public from reading it FOR CENTURIES, that it CONTROLLED all translations and CLAIMED TO HAVE THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO INTERPRET its meaning?

Need I remind you that ANYONE who dared contemplate ANOTHER MEANING than that which was DICTATED BY HIERARCHY was ARBITRARILY DECLARED a "heretic" and could be tortured, imprisoned or burned at the stake?

When "it" decided that the Greek apostasia means exclusively to "depart FROM THE FAITH", who would have argued?

What Paul originally said was this:

Two things must happen prior to the Day of the Lord:

1. There must be A DEPARTURE. This PROVES the Rapture is PRE-TRIB.

For IRREFUTABLE PROOF it's pre-trib click here.

What is the Rapture if not DEPARTURE from this realm into the heavenly dimension?

2. The man of sin MUST BE REVEALED.

Once these two things happen, THEN and ONLY THEN, will tribulation judgments begin and Antichrist EMERGE.

This is why we MUST NOT take ONE verse, say “I THINK that means…” and formulate doctrine:

Every passage of Scripture MUST BE TAKEN IN CONTEXT, AND WEIGHED against EVERYTHING ELSE that Scripture says about that particular TOPIC, in this case, what Scripture REALLY says about the Rapture.


FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017


DANIEL'S 70TH WEEK

The "70 weeks" prophecy is one of the most important, and one of the most misunderstood, prophecies in the Bible.

For starters, the term "Daniel's 70th week" is MISUSED to refer to the future period of tribulation.

While there is a 70th week (thank God), HALF of it is already in our past.

Again:  HALF of Daniel’s 70th “week” IS ALREADY IN OUR PAST.

In other words, 69½ weeks of this prophecy have already been fulfilled, leaving ONLY half a week (3½ years) remaining.

Those 3½ years are the future TRIBULATION and reign of Antichrist, which end with the Second Coming of Christ (Daniel 7:25; 12:9; Revelation 13:5).

Jesus (Messiah Prince) is the main subject of the "70 weeks" prophecy.

How the heck prophecy gurus managed to get the Antichrist into that chapter is hard to comprehend. 

The Antichrist is mentioned in Daniel chapters 7, 8, and 11, but NOT IN CHAPTER 9: NOT in the "70 weeks"!

There’s NO “7-YEAR PEACE TREATY” MENTIONED in the 70 weeks.

And there’s NO “7-YEAR TRIBULATION” mentioned in the 70 weeks. Or, for that matter, ANYWHERE ELSE in the Bible.

Prophecy gurus have everyone expecting an INVENTED "7-year peace treaty" to start the tribulation. 

No wonder Jesus said He'd appear in an hour that most of His followers "think not"!

On the one hand they say that NO SIGNS precede the Rapture.  On the other THEY CONTRADICT THEMSELVES and say that a 7-year peace treaty MUST be signed to begin the tribulation. 

Wouldn't such “treaty” be A SIGN?

It’s the other way around:  THERE ARE SIGNS that the tribulation is beginning.  There is NO 7-year peace treaty.

Again:  THERE ARE SIGNS that the tribulation is beginning. (Revelation 6:12-16) There is NO 7-year peace treaty.

Also, and mercifully (praise Jesus!), THERE IS NO 7-YEAR TRIBULATION.

There are 9 Scriptures that refer to the tribulation period, and ALL 9 say it only lasts 3½ years. (Daniel 7:25; 8:13-14; 9:27; 12:7; Revelation 11:2, 3; 12:6, 14; 13:5)

There is NO SCRIPTURE that says the tribulation lasts 7 years.

NOT ONE!

Daniel 9:25 is clear that the first 69 weeks would lead to the FIRST appearance of Messiah Prince.

Daniel 9:26 is clear that it's only AFTER the 69 weeks (AFTER the 7 PLUS 62-WEEKS = 69 weeks) that Messiah Prince would die.

If His death took place AFTER the 69 weeks, then His death HAD TO HAPPEN sometime DURING the 70th week

... Since the ONLY THING that comes AFTER the 69th week IS the 70th week.

There's NO OTHER POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE.

Daniel 9:27 is EVEN MORE SPECIFIC saying that He (Messiah Prince) will CONFIRM or STRENGTHEN THE COVENANT (meaning the Abrahamic covenant) "in the middle of the week", that is IN THE MIDDLE OF THE 70TH WEEK, at precisely 69½ shemitta “weeks”, causing sacrifice and oblation TO CEASE. 

That is PRECISELY when Jesus died (Passover), rose (First Fruits) and Ascended: RIGHT SMACK IN THE MIDDLE OF a shemitta “week”. (John 19:13-16; 1 Corinthians 15:20; Acts 1:3, 9-11)

The word translated as "cease" in Daniel 9:27 is the Hebrew Shabbat or Sabbath.  Messiah would bring a Sabbath of REST to sacrifices and libations.

Ask any Jew what happened to their sacrifices prescribed under Torah and -- while they won't credit Jesus for it --they'll tell you they HAVEN'T BEEN OFFERED FOR THE PAST 2,000 YEARS because there's no temple

Antichrist brings NO REST to anything; he will TAKE AWAY the daily offerings from the third temple. (Daniel 11:31; Revelation 11:1-2)

There's A VAST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN bringing REST and TAKING SOMETHING AWAY.  

It's therefore Jesus, not the Antichrist, who caused "the sacrifice and oblation to REST" in "the middle of the (70th) week" by OFFERING HIMSELF (in mid-week) as THE ULTIMATE, AND ETERNALLY SUFFICIENT SACRIFICE TO OBLITERATE SIN (Hebrews 9:26).

After Jesus’ Supreme Sacrifice, there is NO MORE SACRIFICE FOR SIN (Hebrews 10:26-29)

Daniel 9:27 DOES NOT REFER TO the “abomination of desolation” that Antichrist will set up.  

It refers to THE SECOND TEMPLE which, DUE TO THE MANY ABOMINATIONS (plural) would be destroyed and LEFT DESOLATE (IT HAS, exactly as this prophecy foretold).

Jesus' ministry took up the first half (3½ years) of the 70 week. 

At THE END thereof, He died on the cross for your sins and mine, then rose from the dead.

The time gap, therefore, is NOT between the 69th and 70th week, as is commonly taught, but BETWEEN THE FIRST HALF AND LAST HALF OF THE 70TH WEEK. 

Once more: the prophetic “time gap” is NOT between the 69th and 70th weeks, but between THE FIRST HALF AND LAST HALF OF THE 70TH WEEK. 

The last half of the 70th week is the coming tribulation.

Jesus returns at the end of that HALF WEEK (3½ years).  (Revelation 19:11-20)

This is confirmed by Christ Himself in Revelation 10:5-6 when He SWEARS BY God (by Himself) that there will be "NO MORE DELAY".

Christ also SWEARS BY HIMSELF in Daniel 12:7 that the tribulation will last 3½ years (thus ENDING the 70th week).

This prophecy is ALL about the Christ.

The Antichrist is NOT EVEN MENTIONED.


THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017


10 DAYS : WHY ?

“And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince who stands for the children of your people: AND THERE SHALL BE A TIME OF TROUBLE, SUCH AS NEVER WAS SINCE THERE WAS A NATION…

And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth SHALL AWAKE, SOME TO EVERLASTING LIFE, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

And THEY THAT ARE WISE SHALL SHINE AS THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE HEAVENS: and THEY THAT TURN MANY TO RIGHTEOUSNESS as the stars forever and ever.” (Daniel 12:1-3)

WHY would the Church remain on earth for the first 10 days of the tribulation?

WHY doesn’t God take us up BEFORE the tribulation starts?

God, in His great Mercy, grants those 10 extra days for people to repent and call on Jesus, become born-again and become part of His Body BEFORE He takes us out of here and all hell breaks loose on earth.

Joel 2:28-32 promises that all who turn to Christ – even in the final moments of this age – WILL BE SAVED.

They will be transformed (probably, and this is just a guess, as they become born-again), then they go up in incorruptible bodies -- TOGETHER WITH ALL OF US -- on the 10th day after the tribulation begins.  

As we read in verse 3 above, those who are “wise” (saved) will shine (be transformed from mortal to immortal) and WILL LEAD MANY TO RIGHTEOUSNESS.

God leaves us here those 10 days in incorruptible bodies SO THAT WE CAN FREELY MINISTER TO THOSE WHO ARE TERRIFIED by the signs and ARE SEEKING HIM at the last moments of this age: SO WE CAN LEAD THEM TO CHRIST.

That is why EVERY BELIEVER MUST BE PREPARED to share THE TRUE GOSPEL OF GRACE: that Jesus – by His shed Blood, death and Resurrection – removed all sin for all time, reconciled us to Himself, and NO LONGER COUNTS SINS against us. 

That ALL anyone needs to do is RECEIVE HIM into his/her heart as only God and Savior, and TRUST HIM completely for ETERNAL Salvation.

It is a tremendous privilege and joy to bring someone to Christ.

And to do it IN THE VERY LAST MOMENTS of this Church Age -- SO THEY ARE SAVED FOREVER AND FROM Antichrist and the tribulation -- has to be extra special.

Please BE READY TO SHARE Jesus, BOLDLY, DIRECTLY, and WITH FULL CONVICTION and AUTHORITY.

Since I only found out about EXACTLY WHEN our transformation takes place recently, I’ve been telling everybody for the past few years to have a 7-10 day supply of food, water, and other  basic necessities, “just in case”.

Since we now know WE’RE TRANSFORMED AT THE VERY START of the tribulation, when the last trump is blown, should we still do it?

YES.

It’s still a good idea to prepare for several reasons :

1. We don’t know with 100% certainty who’s saved and who isn’t.  And there may be people around you, in your own home, who aren’t saved.  They will still have mortal bodies and will need food and drink.

2. Your neighbours, relatives and friends may still be in mortal bodies.  They will make good use of those items.

3. Most household pets will be transformed and raptured, PRESUMABLY on the same day we are (Romans 8:21-22). But we’re NOT 100% sure at this point if they are transformed at the same time or, perhaps, a few days later. It’s always a good idea to have extra food and water for them.

4. Even if it turns out those items are NOT needed at all, those who REMAIN UNSAVED and stay behind will make very good use of the food, water, and other necessities you leave behind.

5. I’m not infallible. Although I’m quite certain we’re transformed very soon after the tribulation starts (within hours or, at the most, a day or two), just in case I’m wrong and our transformation takes a bit longer than Scriptures seem to indicate.

Don’t’ stockpile. Prepare as you would if a hurricane were headed your way :

Have a 10-day supply of non-perishable food on hand for you and your pets :

·     Plenty of bottled water.

·     Other clean water stored separately for hygiene.

·     Plenty of bread, crackers, cereal, peanut butter and jelly, tuna, Vienna sausages, snacks, cookies, candy bars, instant coffee, cream, sugar, etc.

·     Dry and canned dog/cat food to last at least 10 days.

·     Can opener.

·     Matches

·     Portable gas stove.

·     Batteries, flashlight, candles.

·     First aid kit.  Extra meds if you need them.

·     Towels, toilet paper and paper towels.

·     Blankets, coats, and warm clothing since there won’t be any electricity or heating.

·     Charge your cell phones JUST IN CASE they are (or, at some point, become) functional.

·     Fill up your car with gas, just in case

·     Have some extra cash on hand.

While NO JUDGMENTS will fall until after we’re gone, EVEN IN INCORRUPTIBLE BODIES we will still "have tribulation 10 days" (Revelation 2:10) because we will witness THE VERY BEGINNING OF the tribulation (the signs, new, strange geography and topography, chaos, confusion, services interrupted, unsaved people panicking and trying to cope with new circumstances, some seeking God desperately afraid of what’s going on, some probably searching desperately for food, water, etc.). 

For born-again believers THERE’S NOTHING to fear.

However, NONE OF THAT will be very pleasant.

All the signs: the sun turning dark, the moon, the stars, the sky splitting in two, the shaking of earth and sky, Jesus appearing, THE LAST TRUMP SOUNDING, occur on day one, IN RAPID SUCCESSION -- we don't know, however, FOR HOW LONG THEY LINGER.

I'm not aware of any Scripture that SPECIFIES how long the signs REMAIN.

We can infer, from the narrative in Revelation chapter 8 that, by the time the Church is gone (10 days later), the signs are gone, too.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017


DID JESUS HAVE TO DIE ?

I recently came across a YouTube video entitled “why Jesus didn’t have to die”.

The video featured a traditional (non-Messianic) Jewish rabbi.

It was ONE HOUR AND FORTY FIVE MINUTES IN DURATION.

Needless to say, I didn’t watch the video, for two main reasons:

1) I DON’T HAVE an hour and forty five minutes to sit and watch a video.  You’ve NO IDEA how many things get done around here in that period of time.

2)  Anyone who needs ALMOST TWO HOURS to make their case, has NO MASTERY of their subject, is full of hot air, and is simply grasping at straws.

Besides, I know the Jewish religion quite well, and I CAN GUESS, and express in ONE SENTENCE, what it took the rabbi ALMOST TWO HOURS to say:

That Jesus “didn’t have to” die because the Torah makes provision to remove sin on the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur.

That’s true enough.

However, here’s what I’m certain the rabbi DOES NOT MENTION:

1.  That Yom Kippur was given only to natural Israelites and is observed only by Jews or Israelites, not by gentiles

God promised Abraham that in His Seed would ALL GENTILES (or all nations, same Hebrew word) would be blessed.

2.  That the TEMPORARY COVERING of sins on Yom Kippur is NOT UNCONDITIONAL.  It is CONTINGENT UPON a person’s self-examination, genuine repentance for their sins, and fasting.

That is why they have A 40-DAY PERIOD immediately prior to Yom Kippur known as Teshuva, where people are to search their hearts, remember all their sins, and repent EACH AND EVERY DAY FOR EACH AND EVERY SIN they’ve committed.

3.  The Jewish religion also teaches that this TEMPORARY Atonement is contingent not only on this thorough, continuous FOR OVER A MONTH, DAILY self-examination and repentance, but ON A PERSON MAKING RESTITUTION TO THOSE THEY HAVE WRONGED.

According to Judaism, no restitution = no atonement.

4. In best case scenarios, where ALL THE PREVIOUS CONDITIONS ARE MET, Yom Kippur only COVERS a person’s sins FOR ONE YEAR.

The following year, Jews must undergo the same process – ALL OVER AGAIN – in order to achieve TEMPORARY atonement for the next year. (Leviticus 16:28-34)

And so they must do year, after year, after year.

5.  That IN ADDITION TO complying with ALL OF THE ABOVE CONDITIONS, it still takes THE BLOOD OF ANIMALS to COVER their sins ONLY until the next Yom Kippur rolls around.

6.  That since there’s NO TEMPLE in Jerusalem, nor High Priest to offer such sacrifices, nor has there been a temple for almost 2,000 years, those animal sacrifices HAVE NOT BEEN OFFERED on Yom Kippur for nearly two millennia.

Hence, for the past 2,000 years, Israelites have NOT ATONED FOR their sins.

7.  That God Himself promised through the prophet Jeremiah that He would make A NEW Covenant  with Israel and Judah,  NOT BASED ON Torah, but based on KNOWING Him (in the BIBLICAL sense) under which sacrifices for sin – and Yom Kippur itself –would become OBSOLETE and unnecessary, as He would REMEMBER THEIR SINS NO MORE. (Jeremiah 31:31-33)

The very fact that the God of Israel made this promise PROVES that He deems Yom Kippur and its accompanying “conditions” INEFFECTIVE and INSUFFICIENT to REMOVE SIN FOREVER.

Even if all the conditions mentioned above are perfectly met and executed, Yom Kippur ONLY COVERS sin, and ONLY for ONE YEAR.

It does NOT REMOVE SIN… let alone FOREVER, as Jesus did. (Psalm 103:12; Isaiah 53:1-6; Daniel 9:26-27)

That’s why the ENTIRE TORAH, including Yom Kippur, NEEDED TO BE REPLACED by God’s NEW Covenant.

Consequently, Jesus DID HAVE TO DIE in ORDER TO REMOVE SIN FOREVER, by One PERFECT, SINLESS Sacrifice:  Himself. (Hebrews 9:12)

He had to die and pour out His SINLESS Blood to ATONE FOR SIN, AND TAKE SIN AWAY – ONCE AND FOR ALL!

He HAD TO DIE in order to seal (establish) that New Covenant with His (God’s) own Blood.

It’s NO COINCIDENCE, therefore, that the temple was destroyed and animal sacrifices for sin CEASED, SHORTLY AFTER Jesus died, shed His SACRED Blood to remove the sin of the world, and ROSE FROM THE DEAD.

God NO LONGER ACCEPTS ANY OTHER “atonement” FOR SIN.

Most Jews have rejected THEIR OWN GOD, in order to allow gentiles to come into God’s Kingdom.

Once the fullness of gentiles has come in, ALL ISRAEL WILL BE SAVED. (Romans 11:25-26).

How will they be saved?

Through THE BLOOD of Jesus, the Blood of THE VERY GOD IN WHOM THEY CLAIM TO BELIEVE, whom they have rejected, but will eventually RECEIVE.


TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017


SATAN HAS NO RIGHT

The thief comes not, but to steal, and TO KILL, AND TO DESTROY: I AM COME THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE LIFE… MORE ABUNDANTLY” (John 10:10)

(In context, LIFE MORE ABUNDANTLY THAN all of Satan’s killing, stealing, and destroying)

“… The wages of sin is death, but THE GIFT of God is ETERNAL LIFE in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

“Death” is the result of sin.

And "sin" and “death” are only possible in “time”.

Even in this temporary, illusory realm, if there is NO SIN, there is NO DEATH.

That’s why when Adam and Eve were SINLESS, there was NO DEATH.

This brings us to Jesus’ PERFECT, ETERNAL Work of Redemption.

He took away ALL SIN – forever! (John 1:20; Hebrews 9:26; 1 John 3:5)

And He ABOLISHED DEATH – forever! (2 Timothy 1:10)

I don’t care what we’ve done, as far as God is concerned WE HAVE NEVER SINNED.

Our record in heaven says we are AS SINLESS and as RIGHTEOUS AS JESUS!!! (2 Corinthians 5:21)

Since God cannot lie, His Word is ALWAYS TRUE. (Numbers 23:19; Hebrews 6:18)

But HOW can that be when I did____ and ____ and ____ and ____ and ____?

You forget that Jesus BECAME SIN for us. (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Though He was and is SINLESS, He in effect TOOK RESPONSIBILITY for our sins AS THOUGH HE had committed them, paid for them IN FULL, and then OBLITERATED THOSE SINS.

So GREAT and PERFECT is His Salvation!

Is God (perish the thought) LYING when He says that IN CHRIST, we have never sinned?

When He doesn't even REMEMBER what we've done in "time"? (Isaiah 43:25; Jeremiah 31:34; Hebrews 10:17)

No.

Because sin can only happen in “time”, and “time” is A LIE to begin with!

Therefore sin, which only happens in “time”, must be A LIE, too.

Hence, sins are ONLY COUNTED for those who remain “time” bound: they are counted only to those OUTSIDE of ETERNAL Life(Jesus).

If we’re in Christ, we are not in “time”, but have ETERNAL life. (John 3:16; 1 John 1:12)

That means, WE HAVE NEVER SINNED!

No matter HOW we may have behaved in this “time” bound realm.

Since death is the result of sin, and (in Christ) WE’VE NEVER SINNED, then Satan has NO FREAKING right to kill us!

Again: Since death is the result of sin, and (in Christ) WE’VE NEVER SINNED, then Satan has NO FREAKING right to kill us!

Hence, in Christ, our heritage can ONLY be immortality.

THE ONLY TRUTH, as I’ve taught again and again IS WHAT REMAINS FOREVER.

How can anything be “true” IF IT CEASES TO BE?

And “time” ceases to be.

Death ceases to be.

And sin ceases to be.

Jesus ABIDES FOREVER.

Therefore ETERNAL Life (Jesus) IS the only Truth.

SINLESSNESS is THE ONLY Truth.

Eternal Righteousness (Jesus) is THE ONLY TRUTH.

There’s NO SIN in Jesus.

There’s NO DEATH in Jesus, ONLY LIFE:

 “Now unto Him WHO IS ABLE TO KEEP YOU FROM FALLING, AND TO PRESENT YOU FAULTLESS  before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen.” (Jude 1:24-25)


MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017


THE ONLY TRUTH – PART 2

“My people die (ARE DESTROYED) FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE: because you have rejected knowledge” (Hosea 4:6)   

“He HAS SAVED US and called us with a holy calling, NOT BECAUSE OF OUR OWN WORKS, but by His own purpose and BY THE GRACE HE GRANTED US IN CHRIST JESUS BEFORE TIME ETERNAL. And now He has revealed this grace through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, WHO HAS ABOLISHED DEATH AND ILLUMINATED THE WAY TO LIFE AND IMMORTALITY…” (2 Timothy 1:9-10)

LIFE is ETERNAL.

LIFE is the only Truth.

And LIFE is SUPREME.

So why do people die?

Especially why do GOD’S PEOPLE die?

Because of lack of knowledge, as we read above!

What is it that we are to know?

What I’ve just shared: that death is A LIE.

That ETERNAL LIFE is the only Truth there is.

“Death” is only possible in “time”.

That proves it’s TEMPORARY.

That also proves death is A LIE.

When our human forefathers sinned in Eden their MINDS were darkened and infected with the death lie.

And it’s been killing us ever since.

Jesus ABOLISHED death and ILLUMINATED the Way to Life and immortality.

That Way being Himself: THE LIFE (John 14:6)

To put it succinctly, once we are forever saved by His Eternal Grace, we MUST BELIEVE that Jesus (the Life) IS FAR GREATER THAN DEATH.

What will happen at our transformation, shortly before the Rapture, is that HIS ETERNAL LIFE will SWALLOW UP ALL THE TEMPORARY LIES of the devil.

…Including his BIGGEST and most fearsome lie: death.

THE LIFE will blast all the lies and pollution that Satan planted in our minds, into oblivion.

Thus leaving our minds squeaky clean and TOTALLY RENEWED.

And for us there will be NO MORE DEATH and NO MORE LIES.

There will be ONLY TRUTH:

ONLY JESUS!

ONLY LIFE!


SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017


THE ONLY TRUTH - PART 1

DEATH IS A LIE:  LIFE IS THE ONLY TRUTH THERE IS.

Again: LIFE is THE ONLY TRUTH.

That is WHY Jesus is THE TRUTH.

That is WHY Jesus is also THE Life. (John 14:6)

It’s one thing to hypothesize about such things.  It’s another thing TO PROVE THEM.

That death is THE LIE is PROVEN by these facts:

1.  Jesus OVERCAME death.

Thus, by His Resurrection, He PROVED that He, THE LIFE, is the ONLY TRUTH, and FAR GREATER than Satan’s “death”, which is his biggest lie.

2. Jesus pointedly said that those who had died in the faith, who trusted that God would send the Messiah Redeemer – even under the Old Testament, even BEFORE Jesus went to Golgotha, defeated Satan, demons and death forever, and ROSE FROM the dead –WERE (and ARE) in fact ALIVE.

He is not God of the dead, but God OF THE LIVING. (Mark 12:27)

He is THE LIFE. He has NO DEATH. 

3.  Jesus PROVED that, while from earth’s perspective the Old Testament saints APPEARED to be physically “dead’,they really were STILL ALIVE  BY RESURRECTING THEM after He rose from the dead, and then “TAKING CAPTIVITY CAPTIVE” UP TO HEAVEN with Him. (Matthew 27:51-53; Ephesians 4:8-9))

4. All who DIE IN CHRIST during the tribulation ARE RAISED FROM THE DEAD and rule with Jesus right here on earth for a thousand years. 

This proves their APPARENT “demise” was A LIE. That LIFE is THE ONLY TRUTH there is. (Revelation 20:4).

5. ALL UNBELIEVERS who have died WILL BE RAISED FROM THE DEAD, at the end of the Millennium. 

Then ALL who are NOT FOUND IN the Book of Life are sentenced to the lake of fire (Revelation 20:11-15).

This proves that EVEN THEIR physical “DEATHS” were lies.

6. ALL LIVING believers WILL BE TRANSFORMED, THEN TRANSLATED at the Rapture to the heavenly dimension – ALIVE, in INCORRUPTIBLE bodies – WITHOUT EXPERIENCING ANY PHYSICAL DEATH. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 7:9-14)

Glory to Jesus forevermore!

7. All who have physically “died” in Christ, whose bodies APPEARED TO DIE, whose material bodies ceased to breathe, and who SEEMED TO DECAY –will be RAISED INCORRUPTIBLE!!! (1 Corinthians 15:52)

That means NO DEATH AND NO DECAY – AT ALL!

That means that what we PERCEIVED as “death” and “decay” are LIES from the father of lies (John 8:44).

That means that LIFE (Jesus) IS THE ONLY TRUTH there is!

That means that ALL WE NEED to OVERCOME this temporary “life”, ALL WE NEED to OVERCOME Satan, ALL WE NEED to OVERCOME sickness, ALL WE NEED TO OVERCOME poverty, ALL WE NEED to overcome the works of Satan… IS JESUS!!!

JUST” JESUS!

Because THE TRUTH (JESUS) will SWALLOW UP ALL THE LIES OF SATAN.

THE LIFE (JESUS) SWALLOWS UP and DEVOURS ALL “DEATH”.

All believers need to become ROOTED and GROUNDED IN THIS GREAT TRUTH.

No doctor on this earth can heal better than Jesus.

No veterinarian on this earth can heal better than Jesus.

No hospital and NO DOCTOR on this earth can GIVE LIFE. 

Best they can do is ARTIFICIALLY EXTEND IT for a little while.

We thank God for doctors because there are many people who DON’T KNOW Jesus.

And because there are many WHO KNOW HIM, but ARE NOT AWARE of His SUPREME LIFE, which CONSUMES everything contrary to Him, and which OVERPOWERS ALL – and I mean ALL – the works of Satan.

8.  THAT DEATH IS SATAN’S WORST lie, and that it has been UTTERLY CONQUERED, DEFEATED, NULLIFIED, AND DESTROYED BY JESUS, is PROVEN by the fact that DEATH ITSELF will be cast into the lake of fire (2 Timothy 1:10; Revelation 20:14).

It will serve as ETERNAL REMINDER to Satan of his own, total, dismal failure:

That even his most LETHAL and FEARED LIE was CONSUMED by THE LIFE.

That’s why the lake of fire is called “the SECOND death”. (Revelation 20:14)

I know religion doesn’t teach this, because religion is Satan’s most useful tool.

Even “evangelical” religions, even “charismatic” religions which claim to believe in “divine healing”, are, to some degree, Satan’s tools.

After all, if he couldn’t prevent us from being saved, AT LEAST HE’LL TRY TO KEEP US IGNORANT to Jesus’ BEING THE ONLY  THE ONLY  THE ONLY – Truth.

At least he’ll keep us from serving Christ and making a difference on this earth by PHYSICALLY “killing” us.  (Hosea 4:6)

AT LEAST he’ll keep us DECEIVED, DEFEATED and WEAK, (thus render us INEFFECTIVE for Christ) by offering us a self-serving, ear-tickling dose of “Christianity lite”:

Let’s sing a few vapid hymns that MENTION Jesus but don’t really mean anything.

Let’s make them feel guilty of sins that Jesus removed, so they can live in fear, and so that I can kill, steal, destroy and wreak havoc in their lives (John 10:10; 1 John 3:5; Hebrews 9:26)

Let’s give them a “feel good” sermon, THAT MEANS NOTHING, TEACHES NOTHING OF LASTING VALUE, and that they’ll forget THE MOMENT they hit the door and head for the nearest MacDonald’s.

WHY do you think those BRAVE men and women of the first century DIDN’T HESITATE, DIDN’T even blink an eye when faced with the choice of renouncing Jesus or PHYSICAL DEATH in the most horrific ways imaginable?

Because THEY KNEW that He is THE ONLY TRUTH.

And that THE ONLY TRUTH is LIFE:

ETERNAL, never stopping, never ending Life!

They KNEW that death, AT ITS SATANIC WORST, is a TEMPORARY illusion.

That THE INSTANT their physical body collapsed, THEY’D FIND THEMSELVES CLOTHED IN A NEW, INDESTRUCTIBLE body. (2 Corinthians 5:1-6)

And that even their physical bodies, WHICH APPEARED to have “died”, WILL BE RAISED IMMORTAL and INCORRUPTIBLE.

They KNEW that Life (Jesus) IS THE ONLY Truth.

Therefore, Life (Jesus) reigns SUPREME!


SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017


THE CHURCH TRANSFORMED

“Behold, I show you a mystery: we shall not all sleep, but WE SHALL ALL BE CHANGED IN A MOMENT, in the twinkling of an eye,AT THE LAST TRUMP: for the trumpet shall sound, and THE DEAD SHALL BE RAISED INCORRUPTIBLE, AND WE SHALL BE CHANGED.” (1 Corinthians 15:51-52)

“Immediately with the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give its light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

And THEN SHALL APPEAR the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and THEY SHALL SEE THE SON OF MAN COMING IN THE CLOUDS of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with A GREAT TRUMPET sound, and they SHALL GATHER TOGETHER HIS ELECT from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”  (Matthew 24:29-31)

“For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord SHALL NOT PRECEDE them who are asleep.

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with THE TRUMP OF God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

THEN we who are alive and remain shall be CAUGHT UP TOGETHER WITH THEM in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Therefore comfort one another with these words.” (1 Thessalonians 4:15-18)

A careful study of these Scriptures reveals two things :

1. When our COLLECTIVE TRANSFORMATION takes place.

2. That ALL BORN-AGAIN BELIEVERS (the dead ones who rise, living believers, and those who BECOME born again in the final moments of this Age) GO UP TOGETHER sometime later. 10 DAYS later according to Revelation 2:10. BEFORE any tribulation JUDGMENTS fall on the earth, according to Revelation 7:9-14, 8:1-4.

I used to believe that first the dead in Christ rise, and then SOMETIME LATER we are transformed.

I no longer believe that based on these verses.

1 Corinthians 15:51-52 clearly says that WE WILL ALL BE CHANGED AT THE LAST TRUMP – and IN A MOMENT.

Verse 52 says “for the trumpet shall sound, AND THE DEAD SHALL BE RAISED INCORRUPTIBLE, AND WE SHALL BE CHANGED”.

If our respective transformations DIDN’T take place simultaneously, it would say “THEN we shall be changed”.

In context, this refers to the born-again dead who are raised in incorruptible bodies, and TO LIVING BELIEVERS. 

The transformation is INSTANT and SIMULTANEOUS for both groups.

This is confirmed by Matthew 24:30 where Jesus appears in the sky and sends His angels with the sound OF THAT SAME GREAT TRUMPET to gather His elect from “one end of heaven to the other”. 

We just read in 1 Corinthians 15 that our collective transformation happens WHEN HIS GREAT (LAST) TRUMPET SOUNDS.

How will the angels know whom they are to collect and whom to leave behind?

Obviously, by our glorified bodies!

What this means for all who have written me through the years expressing concern about those 10 days without electricity, TV, internet, phones, etc. is that, during the 10 days, WE’LL BE IN IMMORTAL, GLORIFIED BODIES IMMUNE to any mishap.

(THANK YOU, Jesus!)

1 Thessalonians 4, quoted above, AGAIN CORROBORATES THIS:

The dead in Christ rise (and we are transformed concurrently with them).

THEN (10 days later) we ALL GO UP TOGETHER. (Joshua 4:19)

Lord willing, we will look at the purpose of those 10 days in another message.

We enter the heavenly realm (figuratively speaking we “cross Jordan”) on the very same day that Israel entered Canaan 3,500 years ago.


FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017


DAYS SHORTENED

Matthew 24:22 is often misunderstood :

"And EXCEPT THOSE DAYS SHOULD BE SHORTENED, no flesh would be saved: but FOR THE ELECT'S SAKE those DAYS shall be SHORTENED".

A lot of people falsely teach that THE DURATION of the tribulation will be shortened.

They also SPECULATE that this has something to do with the Rapture being delayed.

Both speculations ARE WRONG.

Jesus DIDN’T say that the tribulation days will be FEWER IN NUMBER. 

Again:  Jesus DIDN’T say that the days of the tribulation will be FEWER.

Had He uttered such nonsense He would have lied, sworn by Himself falsely, and used God’s Name in vain -- perish the very thought!

Because in Daniel 12:7 He raises His hands to heaven AND SWEARS BY HIMSELF that the tribulation will last 3½ years.

Jesus said very clearly that THE DAYS THEMSELVES would be SHORTENED. 

And to those who, evidently, DON’T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE between “short” and “few”, I kindly suggest they look up these words in a good, reliable dictionary.

Jesus NEVER SAID the duration of the tribulation would be REDUCED.

 “Short” is the antonym of “long”.

He didn’t say the days of the tribulation would be FEWER, he said THE DAYS THEMSELVES (their LENGTH IN DAYLIGHT HOURS) would be SHORTENED.

Jesus’ prophecy will be fulfilled in Revelation 8:12 shortly after the tribulation judgments begin, when the 4th trumpet is blown:

"The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and A THIRD OF THE SUN WAS STRUCK, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark; A THIRD OF THE DAY WAS WITHOUT LIGHT, and also a third of the night.”

Jesus meant that, instead of the usual 12-16 hours OF DAYLIGHT (depending on location and time of the year), DAYLIGHT will be SHORTENED in length to only about 5-6 hours.   It will remain that way until near the end of the tribulation.

This is again stated in Amos 8:9-10:

“In that day (meaning the Day of the Lord or the Tribulation), declares the Sovereign LORD, I WILL MAKE THE SUN SET AT NOONand DARKEN THE EARTH IN BROAD DAYLIGHT. And I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon every waist, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it like the mourning of an only son, and its end as a bitter day.”

If the sun SETS AT NOON, instead of around 6 - 9 P.M., that would SHORTEN DAYLIGHT by roughly ONE-THIRD.

Since it’s difficult and practically impossible to pursue and find people IN THE DARK with very little VISIBILITY, that'll give the Antichrist and his forces LESS TIME AND OPPORTUNITY to pursue and kill God's people, His chosen ones, who are the Jews and other natural Israelites.

Hence, Jesus' comment that UNLESS the days (daylight) were shortened "no flesh would survive".

Days will still be 24 hours long but, FOR THE SAKE of the elect, the chosen ones (Israelites), DAYLIGHT WILL BE SHORTENED, thus ensuring their survival as a people, and their eventual resettlement in the Holy Land, as God promised, during the Millennium.

There’s NO WAY that by “shortening” the days, Jesus could have meant that tribulation days would be FEWER.

The tribulation lasts 3½ years (1,285 days), from Adar 29-Rosh Chodesh Aviv to the Second Coming of Christ, on Sukkot, 3½ years later (Deuteronomy 31:10; Daniel 7:25; 9:27; 12:7; Revelation 11:2; 12:6, 14; 13:5).

Its duration is FIXED and UNCHANGEABLE.

The reign of Antichrist lasts 42 Hebrew months (1,243 days), from Passover Sheni (Iyyar 14-15) to the Second Coming of Christ on Sukkot 3½ years later (Revelation 13:5).

Those numbers are FIXED, and UNCHANGEABLE.

God's NOT making those days FEWER. He's shortening THE LENGTH of each day (from about Passover to Yom Kippur 3½ years later), by making THE HOURS OF DAYLIGHT in each of those 1,260 days fewer BY ONE THIRD.

Praise His eternal faithfulness!


THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017


TRIBULATION SURVIVORS

WHO ARE THE TRIBULATION SURVIVORS?

They are people who REJECT the mark of Antichrist, refuse to worship Antichrist or his image, DO NOT JOIN HIM at Armageddon to try to prevent the return of Jesus to earth, but also HAVE NOT received Christ into their hearts.

They INCLUDE Jews and natural Israelites who REJECT Antichrist, his mark and his image, and survive the tribulation.

We KNOW that ALL born-again believers are translated into the heavenly realm UNDER THE 6TH SEAL, at the very beginning ofthe tribulation (Revelation 6:12; 7:9)

We KNOW that those who BECOME born-again during the reign of Antichrist, REJECT ANTICHRIST AND HIS MARK and either die for their faith and ARE RAISED at the start of the Millennium to reign with Jesus (Revelation 20:4) or, if they manage to survive, are raptured near the end of the tribulation (Revelation 14:14-16; 15:2).

We KNOW that ALL those who worship Antichrist, worship his image, and/or take his mark ARE DAMNED FOREVER. (Revelation 14:9-11)

And we know that those who join Antichrist at Armageddon ARE ANNIHILATED, and birds of prey feast on their dead corpses. (Revelation 19:19-21)

That leaves ONLY people who REJECT Antichrist, REJECT his mark, do not worship him or his image, but yet HAVE NOT GIVEN THEIR HEARTS TO JESUS.

Soon after Antichrist rises to power, and as soon as the mark of the beast system is implemented by the false prophet in order to buy or sell (Revelation 13:16-18), God sends A SPECIAL ANGEL through mid-heaven TO WARN all the people who are left on earth ABOUT THE TERMINAL AND IRREVERSIBLE CONSEQUENCES OF:

1. Worshiping Antichrist.

2. Worshiping his image.

3. Receiving his mark. (Revelation 14:9-11)

These individuals, then, have heeded the angel’s message, have rejected the Antichrist and his mark, do not worship him, do not join him at Armageddon, and express SOME BELIEF in “God”, and yet HAVE NOT received Jesus into their hearts.

They ARE NOT VERY MANY PEOPLE since the earth’s population will have dwindled considerably by the end of the tribulation:

1.  The Church has been translated. (Revelation 7:9-14)

2.  ONE THIRD of the earth’s remaining population  (OVER A BILLION PEOPLE) has died UNDER THE 6TH TRUMPET. (Revelation 9:18)

3.  Many others have died for REJECTING Antichrist and his mark. (Revelation 14:13; 20:4)

4.  Antichrist’s armies are EXTERMINATED at Armageddon. (Revelation 19:19-21)

Tribulation survivors, however, are subjected TO A SPECIAL JUDGMENT, based ON THEIR TREATMENT OF natural Israelites. 

This will make them EVEN FEWER in number.

This judgment is commonly called “the sheep and goats judgment”.

It is mentioned in Matthew 25:31-46 and also in Joel 3:1-12.

ALL SURVIVING GENTILES are gathered in the Kidron Valley, just east of Jerusalem, and JUDGED BY JESUS.

Those who survive and were hostile toward Jews and other Israelites, WHO DIDN’T HELP them nor tend to THEIR PHYSICAL NEEDS, and/or who helped their enemies persecute them, are SENT TO THE LAKE OF FIRE, FOREVER and EVER (Matthew 25:46)

Those who survive the tribulation but were kind toward Israel, PROVIDED FOR THEIR MATERIAL NEEDS, did their best to HELP and PROTECT THEM and caused them no harm; get to repopulate the earth during the Millennium.

Therefore, my advice to those who go through the tribulation is: DON’T WORSHIP Antichrist, DON’T worship his image, DON’Ttake his mark, DON’T oppose Jesus in any way, and DO GO OUT OF YOUR WAY TO BE KIND, HELPFUL, and PROVIDE FOR THE TEMPORAL NEEDS of Jews and natural Israelites.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017


TECHNOLOGY & ESCHATOLOGY

We have often discussed the biblical reasons why we are the final generation that will witness the appearing and subsequent return of Messiah Jesus.

They include the six days of Creation, each representing 1,000 years of earth history, the birth of the State of Israel, the recapture of Jerusalem by Jews in 1967, the timelines given in Daniel 9:24-27 and Luke 21:24-36, the INCREASE in knowledge and UNSEALING of end-time prophecy as described in Daniel 12:4, 9.

But an often missed sign of the end times is THE TECHNOLOGY EXPLOSION. 

If someone had told me 30 years ago that people would be able to make phone calls, text, send emails, take and send pictures and movies, play games, watch movies and videos, listen to music, store contacts and other information, download items, order and purchase items, and search the internet for information about anything, on a hand held gadget about 6 inches long, I would have thought them delusional.

And yet this technology is available today throughout the world.

There are end time prophecies that REQUIRE either supernatural intervention, like a mass miracle, or VERY ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY such as that which is available today.

A few examples:

1)  The missiles launched from the Euphrates area that WILL KILL ONE THIRD OF MANKIND. (Revelation 9:13-21)

A close reading of the Greek indicates that these missiles are PROGRAMMED to go off on a SPECIFIC hour of a specific day, of a specific month, in a specific year.

Such programming WOULD HAVE BEEN IMPOSSIBLE 50 years ago:  today it’s not only possible but easily done.

2) Mandatory worship of Antichrist’s image under penalty of death. (Revelation 13:14-15)

This amazing passage describes the false prophet ordering people to make an image of Antichrist, and causing the image to speak, and SENTENCE TO DEATH all who refuse to worship it.

This COULD refer to SOME PRERECORDED message shown on TV, in which Antichrist appears, speaks, and demands worship.

It could also be A STATUE of Antichrist that is imbued with supernatural demonic abilities.

Either way, special technology will be required TO MONITOR COMPLIANCE.

3) The mark of Antichrist required for buying or selling (Revelation 13:16-18)

While microchip inserted under the skin and read by a scanner WON’T BE THE ONLY METHOD used during the tribulation, since it’s not available everywhere on earth, and  implementation of it worldwide would be extremely costly and time consuming (keep in mind the tribulation lasts only 3½ years and the mark system about 2½-3 years), this is probably THE METHOD that will be used in developed countries that do have such technology.

That person’s number would be entered into a main database, and he or she would be BLOCKED from buying or selling anywhere.

4) The destruction of Rome in ONE HOUR (Revelation 17:16-18; 18:19-21)

Revelation CHAPTER 18 INDICATES THREE TIMES THAT ROME WILL BE DESTROYED IN ONE HOUR. (Revelation 18:10, 17, 19)

Preterists try to ascribe TOTAL FULFILLMENT of this prophecy to the fire that engulfed Rome and destroyed 70% of the city in 64 A.D.

There are AT LEAST FIVE HUGE PROBLEMS with their dishonest view:

1. Revelation chapters 17-18 call for the TOTAL destruction of Rome, not merely ¾ of it. (Revelation 18:8, 14)

2. After the 64 A.D. fire Rome WAS REBUILT IN GRANDER FASHION.  Revelation 18:21 makes it clear that it will be destroyed and WILL NEVER RISE AGAIN, nor will it be found on the map.

3. After the 64 A.D. fire, and to appease the enraged populace, evil Nero falsely blamed Christians for the flames, apprehended them, and LITERALLY fed them to the lions in the Coliseum as the crowds roared their approval.

There won’t be any REAL Christians around this time. (Revelation 7:9; 18:4)

4.  Revelation 17:16-18 makes it clear that the destruction of Rome will be carried out by the Antichrist AND HIS 10-KING coalition. 

Nero was anti-Christ, but he WASN’T THE Antichrist.  And there’s no record anywhere of 10 kings participating in Rome’s destruction in 64 A.D.

5.  Revelation chapter 18 says that Rome will be utterly destroyed IN ONE HOUR. The fire in 64 A.D. lasted for 6 days and 7 nights.

Clearly, this prophecy WAS NOT FULFILLED in 64 A.D. and WILL BE FULFILLED during the tribulation period, near the very end thereof.

The only way a sprawling metropolis like Rome can be totally destroyed and rendered uninhabitable IN ONE HOUR is with the use of modern weapons of mass destruction.

Revelation 18:9 and 18 also state that the SMOKE of Rome’s total destruction will be VISIBLE FROM A DISTANCE. 

Revelation 18:9 and 18:17 also state that Rome’s lovers will “stay far away” from it.  Obviously they are afraid to be exposed to whatever causes its destruction (nuclear radioactivity, chemical, bacteriological, or some combination thereof)

Nuclear power DID NOT EXIST when Revelation was written, but it’s a safe bet that they will nuke it into oblivion.

5) The crucifixion and resurrection of the Two Witnesses (Revelation 11:3-12)

These men prophesy for 1,260 days, demonstrating all sorts of supernatural powers.

Then the Antichrist makes war against them, is victorious over them, and kills them.

He crucifies them at Golgotha, right where Jesus was crucified, in front of Damascus Square. (Revelation 11:8)

He tries to discredit Jesus’ Resurrection which took place after three days and three nights, by exposing their dead bodies on Damascus Square FOR OVER 3 days and nights, for 3½ days.

People on earth rejoice and celebrate THEIR APPARENT demise, EVEN SENDING GIFTS to each other.

When the 3½ days are up, and WITH THE EYES OF THE WHOLE WORLD STILL ON THEM, they ARE RAISED FROM THE DEAD.

They ASCEND TO HEAVEN, AS THEIR ENEMIES WATCH HELPLESSLY and in total awe.

Israel is a very tiny nation, Jerusalem is only one square kilometer in size, and Damascus Square is a tiny portion of Jerusalem.

Locals will obviously be able to see them. But THE ONLY WAY that “the peoples and tribes and tongues AND NATIONS” WILL BE ABLE TO SEE ALL THIS is via TV and internet.

None of these things would have been possible AT ANY OTHER TIME IN HISTORY.


TUESDAY MARCH 7, 2017


NO DOUBT ABOUT IT

The “7 weeks” mentioned in Daniel 9:25 lead to the Second Coming of Christ.

WITHOUT A DOUBT!

The “7 weeks” countdown to Jesus’ Second Coming began AFTER the returning and rebuilding of the Jewish Quarter in 1969.

And here are the reasons:

1. Messiah Prince HAS TO come TWICE:

Once to take away THE SINS of mankind forever: This He ALREADY DID. Praise His Name forever! (1 John 3:5)

The SECOND time He will reign on earth and bring order to the present chaos, which will get even worse during the tribulation. (Zechariah 14:9)

That is THE ONLY REASON why the “69 weeks” are divided into TWO sections: because they reveal the TWO PRECISE TIMES of Jesus’ First and Second Comings.

2. The 70 weeks MUST END WITH the Second Coming of Messiah Prince, since they will “seal up (FULFILL) the vision and prophecy” (Daniel 9:24; Revelation 10:6-7).

3. Jesus appeared EXACTLY on the 69th shemitta “week” AFTER the first order to return and build Jerusalem.  (Daniel 9:25-26)

He died 3½ years later, at 69½ shemittas “IN THE MIDDLE OF the (final) shemitta week” (Daniel 9:27) which is Passover -- leaving only HALF a week or 3½ years of this prophecy to be fulfilled

Those remaining 3½ years are the coming tribulation.

His Second Coming UNEQUIVOCALLY takes place AT THE END OF the tribulation (Revelation 19:11-20)

4.  The ONLY possible explanation for the division of the 69 weeks into TWO portions of 7 weeks and 62 weeks is because thereARE TWO SEPARATE COMINGS OF MESSIAH PRINCE.

It has NOTHING TO DO WITH the temple, which was rebuilt in 516 B.C., 71 years BEFORE Artaxerxes’ decree. 

Therefore it’s UTTERLY IMPOSSIBLE for the second temple to be the fulfillment of this prophecy.

It has NOTHING TO DO WITH the rebuilding of Jerusalem taking 49 years as some FALSELY SPECULATE.

Jerusalem, in fact, had been rebuilt, repopulated AND HAD A FUNCTIONING GOVERNMENT 12 YEARS AFTER Artaxerxes’ order given in 445 B.C. (Nehemiah 2:1; 13:6, 7-22)

12 years amount to roughly 1½ “week”: NOT EVEN CLOSE TO “7 weeks”.

5. The liberation of biblical Jerusalem, prophesied by Jesus, took place on June 7, 1967. (Luke 21:24)

It was Iyyar 28 on the Hebrew calendar: THE VERY SAME DAY that Jesus ascended to heaven.

Since all biblical timelines relate to Jerusalem, and since the “70 weeks” COUNTDOWN WAS INTERRUPTED at MID-SHEMITTA (middle of the week) with Jesus’ death, Resurrection and Ascension 43 days later, the 1967 recapture of Jerusalem HAPPENED RIGHT ON CUE, PRECISELY where Jesus left off  ON THE VERY SAME DAY. (Acts 1:3, 9-11)

Thus PROVING, without THE SLIGHTEST DOUBT, that that’s WHEN THE COUNTDOWN of the “7 shemitta weeks” that lead to THE SECOND COMING OF Messiah Prince was to begin.

6.  While 7 “weeks” or shemittas equal 49 Hebrew years, the only question remaining is WHEN did the first shemitta after 1967 begin?

Jesus will return EXACTLY 7 shemittas LATER, on Sukkot. (Deuteronomy 31:10)

The tribulation must begin and the Rapture take place 3½ years PRIOR TO His Second Coming.

We already published this table in a previous message, but for those who may have missed it:

If the first shemitta after 1969 ran from 1970-71, the Second Coming would be in 2020 and the Rapture would occur 3½ years earlier, in the spring (Aviv) of 2017:

Shemitta                    Rapture        Second Coming

1970-71                     2017                      2020

1971-72                     2018                      2021

1972-73                     2019                      2022

1973-74                     2020                      2023

1974-75                     2021                      2024

1975-76                     2022                      2025

1976-77                     2023                      2026

1977-78                     2024                      2027

Is this THE YEAR we go Home? We should find out in just a few weeks.


MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017


THE HOUR

First I want to give A BIG THANK YOU to brother in Christ David M.

He saw our latest Tribulation Timeline, decided to check the visibility of the moon from Jerusalem on the date the tribulation starts (Adar 29 – Aviv 1), as well as possible times of sun-moon conjunction, when simultaneously the sun might turn dark and the moon appear blood red.  He wrote me about them, and pointed out Isaiah 13:10. That Scripture “exploded” in my spirit.

I had read it many times, and OVERLOOKED a key component:

“Look, THE DAY OF THE LORD COMES, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy its sinners out of it.

For the stars of heaven and its constellations shall not give their light: THE SUN SHALL BE DARKENED IN ITS GOING FORTH, and the moon shall not cause its light to shine.” (Isaiah 13:9-10)

This Scripture makes clear reference to the “Day of the Lord” or “the tribulation”.

It says, clear as a bell, (THANK YOU, Holy Spirit!) that the sun will be darkened AS IT COMES OUT.

Anyone who has followed this ministry for even a few weeks should by now know that THE SUN TURNING BLACK is THE UNIVERSAL SIGN that the tribulation IS BEGINNING, as we have discussed hundreds of times, for over a decade. (Isaiah 13:10; Joel 2:31-32; Matthew 24:29; Revelation 6:12)

There are OTHER SIGNS that accompany this historic event like the moon turning blood-red, a very large meteor shower, a shaking of the heavens and earth, the sky splitting in two and passing away with great noise, the rearranging of geography and topography – AND THE GREATEST SIGN OF ALL: JESUS APPEARING IN THE SKY (Revelation 6:12-17; 2 Peter 3:10).

But IT ALL BEGINS WITH THE SUN TURNING BLACK.

We now know that it turns black AS IT COMES OUT.

Of course, the sun rises in the east and “comes out” at different times throughout the world.

Prophecy, however, runs on Jerusalem time. (Psalm 102:16; Daniel 9:23-25; Luke 21:24)

We know, from Scripture, that THE TRIBULATION BEGINS AND THE RAPTURE HAPPENS, IN SPRING.

There’s a 7-HOUR DIFFERENCE between U.S. Eastern (New York) Time and Jerusalem.

Sunrise occurred at 6:01 A.M. Jerusalem time today.

That means, if the Rapture took place THIS year (2017), THE SIGNS would begin (glory to Jesus!) on Monday – March 27 to Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at or about 11:00 P.M. Eastern, 10:00 P.M. Central, 8:00 P.M. Pacific.

THAT’S when the tribulation WOULD BEGIN, and we’d be out of here 10 days later (Aviv 10).

For those who live in OTHER COUNTRIES, you can check the corresponding time for your city here :

Two quick things:

1) Isaiah 13:10 says the sun is darkened “AS IT COMES OUT”. Jerusalem is NOT the first part of the world where the sun comes out.

Even though most prophecy is based on Jerusalem, a biblical case can also be made that “in its going forth” means AT THE MOMENT THE SUN FIRST RISES IN THE EAST, which would be in New Zealand.

Sunrise takes place today at 6:00 A.M. local time.

There’s an 18 HOUR DIFFERENCE between their time and U.S. Eastern time (it’s 18 hours later there).

And by March 27-28 we will have “sprung forward” ONE HOUR, making the difference between U.S. Eastern time and sunrise in New Zealand 17 HOURS.

(Their clocks don’t “fall back” until April 2 – they “fall back” in spring and “spring forward” in the fall, because when it’s spring here it’s fall over there and vice versa).

IF THIS WERE THE INTENDED MEANING OF THIS PROPHECY, then THE SIGNS would begin about 1:00 P.M. in the afternoon Eastern, 12:00 NOON Central, 10 A.M. Pacific.

It would be about 8 P.M. in Jerusalem.

Therefore, just in case this is the meaning the Holy Spirit intended, WE SHOULD ALL BE FOCUSED ON JESUS, and LOOKING for His Appearing in the clouds on Monday – March 27 to Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at or about 1:00 P.M. in the AFTERNOON Eastern, 12:00 NOON Central, 10:00 A.M. Pacific or, ON THE SAME DATES, at NIGHT 11:00 P.M. Eastern, 10:00 P.M. Central, 8:00 P.M. Pacific,  or at whatever times correspond to these in your part of the world.

Since the Bible in its entirety is a Hebrew book, since Isaiah prophesied in Judah, and since Jerusalem is what sets the prophetic clock ticking, I favour the times in green.  But there’s a possibility that it could be during the ones in yellow.

2) We’re NOT 100% SURE if THIS will be THE year.

But we should know, Lord willing, pretty soon.

The fact we NOW KNOW THE DAY and THE HOUR   the fact that these details HIDDEN FOR MILLENNIA have been UNSEALED – are CERTAIN INDICATORS of:

A) Jesus’ AMAZING FAITHFULNESS, and

B) That WITHOUT EQUIVOCATION we are living in “the time of the end”. (Daniel 12:4, 9)

Regardless of what year all this happens, we now KNOW THE approximate day on the biblical calendar (depending on the moon) and (give or take a few minutes) THE HOUR!!!


SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017


NO ONE KNOWS ?

"But ABOUT THAT DAY OR HOUR NO ONE KNOWS, not even the angels in heaven, NOR THE SON, but ONLY THE FATHER.” (Mark 13:32)

Jesus’ words have been twisted into an empty-minded religious mantra: “NO ONE KNOWS THE DAY AND HOUR”, “NO ONE KNOWS THE DAY AND HOUR”…

Religion has brainwashed us to believe that Jesus was SPEAKING IN FUTURE TENSE, and NOT in PRESENT tense:

It has FALSELY TAUGHT that Jesus statement means that “NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW” the day and hour when the Rapture will take place:

For years and years I was brainwashed and victimized by that FALSE interpretation, just as 99.9% of you have.

Until the Holy Spirit had mercy on me:

There’s ONE “TINY” PROBLEM with THAT FALSE belief that religion has shoved down ALL our throats:

When the Rapture finally happens, EVERYONE – believer or unbeliever – WILL KNOW the EXACT day and the EXACT hour of that blessed event!

Oops!

EVERYONE!!!

Jesus already knows, THE CHURCH WILL KNOW, His angels will know, Satan will know, Satan’s angels will know, Jews, gentiles, Christians, non-Christians, atheists…

EVERYBODY will know!

As usual, religion HAS LIED TO US.

THE REASON THAT ONLY THE FATHER KNEW the day and hour, the REASON that neither Jesus, nor His angels KNEW them, in the FIRST CENTURY, when He uttered those words, IS BECAUSE JESUS HIMSELF HAD SEALED THAT KNOWLEDGE in the 6th century B.C. (Daniel 12:4, 9)

Therefore, THE HUMAN Jesus DIDN’T know and the angels DIDN’T KNOW.

In order to redeem us Jesus, BEING GOD, had to BECOME AS ONE OF US.

He had to TAKE OFF HIS GLORY, and with it, MUCH of His KNOWLEDGE. (Philippians 2:5-8)

THAT IS WHY He didn’t know THEN (when He came to earth in the form of fallen humankind).

Today, Jesus is GLORIFIED and sitting at the Father’s Right Hand, fully manifesting His ETERNAL Deity:

TODAY JESUS KNOWS.

He DIDN’T SEAL this knowledge FOREVER.

He sealed it ONLY UNTIL “the time of the end” (Daniel 12:4, 9).

Therefore, when we ARRIVE AT “the time of the end”, by the sheer Grace of God, we WILL KNOW too.

We have KNOWN THE DAY since 2015, when we first published our Tribulation Timeline.

What we DIDN’T know with absolute certainty was THE YEAR.

And, frankly, KNOWING THE DAY, I never thought it was particularly important to know THE HOUR.

But, glory to our Savior, we NOW KNOW THE HOUR.

Jesus is FAITHFUL AND TRUE (glory to Him for all eternity!) and He said these things WILL BE SEALED ONLY UNTIL “the time of the end”.

That means that when “the time of the end” ARRIVES, THEY WILL BE UNSEALED. (Revelation 6:1-12)

I’ll give you 24 hours to MEDITATE ON THIS. 

Lord willing, we will discuss THE HOUR in the next message.


SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017


WHY IS JESUS THE ONLY WAY TO BE SAVED ?

Simple: because ONLY JESUS PAID FOR OUR SINS.

And ONLY JESUS removed ALL SIN FOREVER: (Psalm 103:12; Isaiah 1:18; John 1:29; Acts 4:11-12; Hebrews 9:26; 1 John 3:5)

Joseph Smith DIDN’T pay for your sins.

Brigham Young DIDN’T pay for your sins.

Herbert Armstrong DIDN’T pay for your sins.

Charles Taze Russell DIDN’T pay for your sins.

Alexander Campbell DIDN’T pay for your sins (hello, so-called “Church of Christ” and “Disciples of Christ”)

Mary Baker Eddy DIDN’T pay for your sins.

Ellen G. White DIDN’T pay for your sins:  Nor did Joseph Bates or William Miller.

Nor did Mohammed, Krishna, Lao Tzu, Confucius, or Buddha pay for your sins.

Moses DIDN’T pay for your sins.

The Sinai Law DIDN’T pay for your sins. In fact, it CONDEMNED US. (Romans 7:8-10; Galatians 3:10)

The 24-hour Sabbath (Saturday) DIDN’T pay for your sins.

Old Testament dietary laws (kashrut) DIDN’T pay for your sins.

Circumcision of the flesh DIDN’T PAY for your sins.

Keeping the 10 Commandments DOESN'T pay for your sins.

The Talmud, Mishna and Tosefta DIDN’T pay for your sins.

That denomination YOU WORSHIP DIDN’T pay for your sins.

NO RELIGION – regardless of what it may be called – EVER PAID FOR your sins.

ONLY JESUS DID.

All of the above ARE DEADER THAN DOOR NAILS.

That's why NONE OF THEM can GUARANTEE eternal life.

ONLY Jesus is ALIVE.

Since ONLY JESUS IS ALIVE, ONLY JESUS CAN GIVE ETERNAL LIFE.

Period: END OF STORY.

Salvation, therefore, is NOT Jesus PLUS this or that.

Salvation is JESUS ONLY. (1 John 5:12)

Salvation is JUST” JESUS.


FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017


RESTRICTED

Many congregations engage in the unbiblical, man-invented practice commonly referred to as "closed communion" or "restricted communion"… and NOBODY says a word.

There are thousands of congregations which 
REQUIRE that, in order to receive Holy Communion, you must be a "member" of that particular denomination and/or assembly.

Being a member involves 
PAYING 10% OF YOUR INCOME (a 10% religious tax FALSELY CALLED "tithing") to the pastor or Religious Corporation.

Their policy is 
"PAY UP or we'll DENY YOU the Blood and Body or our Lord".

Of course, they won't say it that way, nor be as blunt, but THAT'S WHAT IT AMOUNTS TO.

Not only is such practice UNBIBLICAL, it's AN ABOMINATION.


Any denomination or pastor who practices this form of detestable manipulation 
should be ASHAMED OF HIMSELF, examine his heart before God, and either repent, or consider leaving the ministry.

I'm dead serious about this.

Anybody 
WHO EXACTS A PRICE, OR SETS CONDITIONS for the Blood and Body of our Lord, so FREELY GIVEN BY HIM on our behalf, is NOT A MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL, he (or she) is A HIRELING. (John 10:11-13)

I don't read anything in the Gospels about Jesus demanding tithes, or money, or membership in anything, when He partook of that Passover meal with His disciples that we've come to know as the Last Supper.

He DIDN'T EVEN DENY the bread and wine TO JUDAS, and He knew he'd betray Him! (John 13:21, 26-27)

And He's God incarnate.

And He's HOLY.

And He’s SINLESS.

And He’s PERFECT.

HOW DARE some carnal, small-minded, mediocre, SINFUL MORTAL set any "conditions" for it?

If you're in a congregation that practices such abomination, LEAVE.

Or else, go home, get some matzo bread and kosher wine or grape juice (for the record, Jesus didn't drink "grape juice"), read 1 Corinthians 11:20-34, examine your heart before God, confess any sins, and take communion yourself.

Jesus COMMANDED His followers to "do this in remembrance" of Him. (Luke 22:19)

He said that WHOEVER comes to Him, He will IN NO WAY reject or turn away. (John 6:37)

All that is required for a professing Christian to receive communion IS THAT HE OR SHE BE WILLING, PERIOD.

Jesus set no other preconditions.

Of course, theologians will think of 21 reasons to "justify" this ridiculous behaviour, NONE OF THEM IS BIBLICAL.

If you're a pastor, and you practice this stupid form of religious segregation, you're IN OPEN REBELLION AND DISOBEDIENCE to the One you claim is your Lord:

Either that or you must think YOU’RE BETTER THAN Jesus.


THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017


DID JESUS CLAIM TO BE GOD?

We have all heard Mormons, Church of God, and Jehovah’s Witnesses, among other heretics, claim that Jesus isn’t God, but merely THE SON OF God.

We have also heard so-called “Bible scholars” say that Jesus never claimed to be God. 

They claim that the Deity of Jesus was either invented by Paul or by Roman Catholicism in the 4TH century.

While Roman Catholicism DOES BELIEVE in the Deity of Jesus, they DID NOT INVENT that doctrine.

We have Scripture after Scripture, in both Old and New Testaments that attest to Jesus’ Deity, all of which PREDATE Roman Catholicism by 300-1,000 years.

And there are at least 19 different Scriptures in both Old and New Testaments that say Jesus is God.

Therefore, Paul COULDN’T HAVE invented this doctrine since Paul DID NOT LIVE IN the Old Testament.

Additionally, David, Isaiah, Matthew, Peter and John ALSO CALL Jesus God.

To say, therefore, that the Deity of Jesus was “Paul’s invention” is AN OUTRIGHT LIE.

But the question is: Did Jesus Himself claim to be God?

We will let the God speak for Himself: (John 1:1-3)

Upon SEEING the resurrected Jesus:

 1. “And Thomas answered and said unto Him, MY LORD AND MY GOD”. (John 20:28)

Jesus CORRECTED the disciples when at first they had trouble believing He was alive, and thought they’d only seen His Spirit. (Luke 24:39)

But Jesus DID NOT CORRECT Thomas – which He would have had to do, if He weren’t God -- and ACCEPTED the title “God”.

2.  “Because of this, the Jews tried all the harder to kill Jesus: because not only was He breaking the Sabbath, but He was even calling God His own Father, MAKING HIMSELF EQUAL WITH God. (John 5:18)

3. In Exodus 3:14 God reveals His Name to Moses:  “I AM that I AM: You will say 'I AM sent me'”.

(Jesus speaking): “unless you believe that I AM, you will die in your sins." (John 8:24)

4. Jesus answered, "Before Abraham was, I AM! (John 8:58)

5.  (Jesus speaking) “I and the Father are One” (John 10:30) 

6. (Jesus speaking) “And he said to me, It is done. I AM Alpha and Omega, THE BEGINNING AND THE END. I will give to him that is thirsty of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I WILL BE HIS God, and he shall be my son”. (Revelation 21:6-7)

Yes, Jesus SAID HE IS GOD, AT LEAST 6 TIMES.

He said it before His death, after His Resurrection, and AFTER His Ascension.

Jesus MUST BE God because He is the Creator (John 1:1-3)

Jesus MUST BE God because He is THE ONLY TRUTH (John 14:6)

Jesus MUST BE God because He is THE ONE AND ONLY SAVIOR (Acts 4:11-12).

NO ONE needs to “invent” Truth, because Truth, by definition, IS…


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017


RAPTURE: ALL TOGETHER

When Jesus appears in the clouds and raptures us unto Himself, NO BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN IS LEFT BEHIND. (Revelation 7:9-14)

NO BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN WILL GO THROUGH THE TRIBULATION

Unfortunately, many people have been taught WRONG ESCHATOLOGY. 

Especially if they DON’T KNOW THE BIBLE, but roam the internet and YouTube in search of "religious entertainment" and new "prophecy thrills”.

There isn't ONE Scripture from Genesis to Revelation that says "spiritual" Christians go in the Rapture and "carnal" Christians are left behind. 

If anyone -- including the FALSE TEACHERS WHO SPREAD THIS LIE and SOW FEAR into the hearts of the scripturally illiterate -- can produce JUST ONE such Scripture, I'm all eyes and ears: christco@christconnection.net

Since in order to BECOME Christian one must be BORN AGAIN OF GOD'S SPIRIT (John 3:5-6; Romans 8:9) ALL REALChristians are SPIRITUAL Christians.

We may ACT in carnal ways after being saved, but Jesus DOES NOT see us as "carnal", because He TOOK AWAY ALL OUR SINS (John 1:29; Hebrews 9:26; 1 John 3:5)

I’m going to say it until it sinks in:

God NO LONGER COUNTS ANY sins against us. (Romans 8:1, 31-33; 2 Corinthians 5:19)

He CANNOT see us as “carnal” because He’s NOT COUNTING ANY SINS AGAINST US.

Besides, Jesus has credited God’s PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS TO US. (2 Corinthians 5:21)

And His Righteousness IS FAR GREATER than ALL SINS COMBINED.

Sins DO NOT last forever:

But God’s Righteousness ENDURES FOREVER. (Psalm 111:3; 112:9; 119:142; 2 Corinthians 9:9)

He/it is FAR GREATER than all sins combined.

God’s Righteousness OUTLASTS all sin:

If we are in Christ all sins have been ERASED AND FORGOTTEN by God.  (Colossians 2:13-15; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 8:12)

Scripture is crystal clear that, at the Rapture, ALL those who were born again and died ARE RAISED FROM THE DEAD.

And ALL those who are born-again and remain alive are transformed – then ALL OF US are CAUGHT UP TOGETHER.  (1 Corinthians 15:50-55; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17)

Those who want to be raptured based on their own “merit”, WILL STAY BEHIND, because THEY PREACH A FALSE GOSPEL, and THEY ARE NOT REAL CHRISTIANS. (Galatians 1:8)

They need to REPENT, give their hearts to Jesus, and CORRECT their false teaching.

EVERY BORN AGAIN BELIEVER is going in the Rapture.

Even those who become born-again IN THE FINAL MOMENTS of this age WILL GO IN THE RAPTURE. (Joel 2:32)

Hate to disillusion you, legalists, but JESUS IS NOT TAKING a hand and a leg to heaven, and leaving behind an arm and a foot.

He is taking HIS WHOLE BODY at once (Revelation 7:9)

And THE REASON you don’t have a scriptural leg on which to stand to support your false teaching IS BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT PART OF His Body.


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