January 2016 archives of www.christconnection.net down below
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2016
Religious people - both Christians and Jews - love to talk about "merit".
They claim SALVATION is, in whole or in part, something we "merit".
They claim who goes in the Rapture will be determined on the base of "merit".
There's A HUGE problem with those theories:
The word "merit" IS NOT EVEN FOUND IN THE BIBLE.
That's right: you can check the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation, A HUNDRED THOUSAND TIMES.
You WON'T FIND the word "merit" anywhere:
So much for INVENTED doctrine.
So much for ADDING to God's Word stuff He NEVER SAID... (Proverbs 30:6).
So much for LYING.
And, so much for RELIGION.
Salvation HAS ALWAYS BEEN - AND WILL ALWAYS BE - by grace (TOTALLY undeserved) through FAITH (trust), PERIOD.
Salvation HAS ALWAYS BEEN - AND WILL ALWAYS BE - A GIFT (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Salvation is given to us BY THE SHEER GOODNESS OF GOD:
God is SOOOOOO GOOD that, even after we SCREWED UP MASTERFULLY, He paid THE PRICE IN FULL to bring us back to Himself.
Salvation is achieved ONLY by receiving THE GIFT of Salvation, that Jesus BOUGHT FOR US with His PRICELESS, SINLESS, AND MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD (1 John 1:7, Hebrews 9:12).
Nothing else will bring Salvation.
Nothing else will get us to heaven.
Nothing else will qualify us to be raptured.
All those who continually write claiming that the Rapture happens IN STAGES...
That the MOST deserving among us go in the first batch.
That they are then followed by several other "groups" of believers WHO EXPERIENCE TRIBULATION because they did not have ENOUGH MERIT to be included in the earlier groups...
ARE FULL OF BALONEY.
I don't care IF THEY CLAIM TO HAVE "SEEN JESUS" ONE HUNDRED MILLION TIMES.
They can't back up their teaching with even ONE Scripture.
Noah and his family, plus all the animals in the ark, were SAVED TOGETHER -- BY GRACE (Genesis 6:8).
They DID NOTHING TO DESERVE God's salvation.
Abraham was saved by faith, BEFORE BEING CIRCUMCISED, before the 10 Commandments were known, AND BEFORE THE LAW WAS GIVEN (Genesis 15:6) and BEFORE ANYONE "observed" a 24-hour day called Saturday
And the New Testament POINT BLANK SAYS that there's ABSOLUTELY NOTHING we can do to MERIT Salvation (Romans 3:20,28; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5).
It also says, clear as crystal, that ALL TRUE BELIEVERS will go in the Rapture TOGETHER:
"We shall ALL be changed, in a moment in a twinkling of an eye at the last trump" (1 Corinthians 15:51-52).
"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" (1 Thessalonians 4:17).
Which part of "CAUGHT UP TOGETHER" escapes fear mongering LIARS?
Fact is you can strive for "MERIT" till your religious nose gets twisted and you turn purple. YOU HAVE NONE.
We don't "merit" ANYTHING.
The ONLY WAY ANYONE will get to heaven - the ONLY WAY ANYONE will go in the Rapture -- is through the MERITS of Jesus -- NOT OUR OWN.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016
WHO IS GOG ?
Israel's invaders during the Battle of Gog and Magog are clearly mentioned in Ezekiel chapter 38:3-6:
Magog, Mesech, Tubal (Russia), Persia (Iran), Cush (Iraq), Put (Libya), Gomer with all its bands (Germany and portions of Eastern Europe) and the House of Togarmah (Turkey).
These are all listed in the so-called Table of Nations in Genesis 10:2-3 as descendants of Japheth, Noah's youngest son.
Additionally, Josephus mentions the Magogites as being the Scythians who settled in the area north of the Black Sea, or what we know today as southwestern Russia.
The only remaining question is who is this cryptic character mentioned in that chapter by the name of Gog?
If we believe our Kabbalist friends he's none other than former President George W. Bush, because his name contains the letters "G" "O" "G".
Of course, those same Kabbalistic practitioners also claim that former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is the Antichrist, or Armilus, purely because certain letters like "r", "m" and "l" are found in his name.
I have a ONE-WORD COMMENT on both those theories: BALONEY!
Ezekiel 38:2 describes THE REAL Gog as "the chief prince" or "HEAD" (rosh) of Magog, Mesech and Tubal, which comprise modern Russia.
In 38:3 and 39:1 God flat-out says He is "AGAINST" (ANTI) Gog.
In 38:4, He tells Gog:
"I will BRING YOU BACK, put hooks into your jaws and BRING YOU OUT".
Out of where? Out of the pit, of course, where Satan has just spent the past 1,000 years (Revelation 20:1-3).
That's right: Gog is NONE OTHER THAN Satan.
God is saying that after Satan has served his sentence of 1,000 years (during the Millennium) in the abyss, He will "put hooks into his jaws" and BRING SATAN BACK for "a little time" (Revelation 20:3) OUT OF THE PIT.
The expression "put hooks in your jaws" as in FISHING is ENTIRELY APPROPRIATE since the bottomless pit or abyss is a place located DEEP under the sea.
Satan will make one FINAL attempt to topple God's Kingdom by rousing these nations against Israel, and against Christ, who will be ruling in and from Jerusalem.
God is light. In Him is NO DARKNESS at all. The word Gog in Sumerian means "darkness": an apt name for Satan if there ever was one.
It was Satan who covered the earth in darkness after his rebellion, as we read in Genesis 1:2, and made it formless and empty.
It's Satan who brought and brings spiritual darkness, and all manner of evil, into this world.
Moreover, Revelation 20:7-9 UNDISPUTEDLY TELLS US it's Satan who will incite these nations to coalesce and attack Israel, when he's FISHED OUT OF the pit.
After Gog (Satan) fails in his final bid to topple the Kingdom of God, he's sent FOREVER into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10).
God, in His great mercy, allows Satan 1,000 years in the pit to mull over his attitude. God, in His great mercy, gives Satan PLENTY OF TIME TO REPENT. When Satan finally comes out of the abyss, HE'S NOT ONLY UNREPENTANT, BUT MORE DETERMINED THAN EVER TO REBEL against God.
And the devil will finally get what he SO RICHLY DESERVES. Frankly, the lake of fire is where the creep should have been all along.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016
GOD AND GODS
Religion has persistently told us how evil it is to see ourselves as Gods.
It can't contemplate that possibility, even remotely.
Is it arrogant and presumptuous on our part to make that assertion?
ONLY if we are IN THE FLESH...
ONLY if we see ourselves SEPARATE FROM Elohim.
And if we see ourselves "separate" we need to repent (change the way we think) and START THINKING DIFFERENTLY.
Does He not say repeatedly that HE LIVES IN US? (John 14:17-21; 17:23; Acts 17:28)
Does He not say repeatedly that we are His Temple? (1 Corinthians 3:16-17,19; 2 Corinthians 6:16; Ephesians 2:21-22; Hebrews 3:6).
If He lives insides these bodies, WHAT DOES THAT MAKE US?
It would be prideful and just plain stupid for AN UNSAVED SINNER to call him or herself "God".
For A BORN-AGAIN BELIEVER, on the other hand, NOT TO see himself or herself as God is SIN.
I repeat: IT IS SIN for a BORN-AGAIN Christian NOT TO see himself or herself as One with God, and therefore, AS GOD.
And I mean God with a capital "G".
"god" with a small "g" is for pagan, nonexistent "deities" created by man's depraved imagination.
We were chosen and PREDESTINED IN CHRIST JESUS BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD to be His Sons and Heirs (Ephesians 1:4).
If we are SONS OF GOD, what does that make us?
GODS!!! (John 5:18)
But isn't that polytheism?
Polytheism is the ungodly belief in many FALSE "gods" (small "g").
Monotheism is the belief in ONE God, in Whom are MILLIONS OF Gods.
It was HIS CHOICE for us to be IN Him, and for Him to be IN us.
We CAN'T HELP being Gods!
We CAN'T HELP being JESUS!!!
Because God-Jesus is IN US!!!
When He says we are His Body, that's NOT just a figure of speech.
We are bone of His bones, flesh of His flesh
And glory OF HIS GLORY!!!
God is NOT the least bit threatened by our Deity.
Because God is Love and Love seeks NOT its own (1 Corinthians 13:5).
Consequently, the Gods (all those who are IN Christ Jesus, THE God of Gods, who are made partakers of His Divine Nature which is Love) GLADLY give Him ALL THE PRAISE, HONOR, GLORY, LOVE ADORATION, AND EXALTATION now and forevermore!
Gods DO NOT seek OUR OWN glory.
We seek His glory.
And there's NO GLORY except His.
We give Him, our Creator Father, ALL the glory.
By Grace we get to SHARE His glory, and are changed into His Image from glory to glory (2 Corinthians 3:18).
Our God is One (Deuteronomy 6:4).
He is God and BESIDE HIM, there is NO OTHER (Isaiah 45:5, 21).
However, IN HIM is a Great Multitude of Gods, so great it cannot be counted (Psalm 82:1, 6; Revelation 7:9).
The fact our ONE God has MANY Gods IN HIM gives us a rough idea of His NEVER ENDING GREATNESS.
"Separation" between God and us is ONLY IMAGINARY.
Unity of Spirit with God and each other IS ETERNAL REALITY (1 Corinthians 6:17; Ephesians 4:4).
The sooner we receive this revelation, see this Reality Face to face, the sooner we experience His Being in us, the better it will be for God, for us, for the earth and for the universe.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016
THERE ARE NO "NO" ANSWERS
I remember many years ago, when I was a babe in Christ, hearing several preachers say that when we pray God sometimes answers "yes", sometimes "no", other times "wait" and still others "here is something better".
What I never heard was ANY biblical support for that dumb teaching.
Don't get me wrong: the people who taught me that were "good guys" and REAL Christians.
I've no doubt they MEANT well.
Of course, when we are babes in Christ, we INNOCENTLY ASSUME that EVERYTHING we hear from "men and women of God" is true.
We lack the scriptural knowledge, spiritual development and revelation to know that we must filter EVERYTHING we hear through God's written Word.
If it doesn't pass the "Word test" it is to be DISMISSED.
If it CONTRADICTS the Word in ANY way, shape or form, it is TO BE DISCARDED as religious trash.
This is true EVEN WHEN that preacher taught us something with the best intention, AND HONESTLY BELIEVING that he/she was teaching truth.
Religion, you see, has spread its ugly tentacles throughout Christendom.
There is NO AREA in organized religion, and no mortal, that HAS NOT been affected by it.
You've been affected by it, I've been affected by it, and so has EVERY BELIEVER on the face of the earth, INCLUDING ALL preachers.
We must remember that even so called "evangelical" denominations, which at least teach the truth about Salvation, are - after all is said and done -DAUGHTERS OF THE GREAT WHORE (Revelation 17:5).
There's something to the saying "like mother, like daughter".
And ALL WHORES are notoriously UNFAITHFUL.
Thank God SOME of these "daughters" TURNED OUT BETTER than their mother (some, unfortunately, turned out MUCH WORSE).
There are NO "no" answers from God.
Again: There are NO "no" answers from God.
If we, as His children, pray OUT OF LINE with His will, He simply WON'T ANSWER that prayer.
His Spirit will speak to our hearts and SHOW US we are ASKING AMISS (James 4:3).
Whether we "hear" His Voice pointing out our error or not, DEPENDS ON THE DEGREE TO WHICH WE HAVE HARDENED OUR HEARTS on that matter.
And we WOULDN'T BE ASKING for something OUTSIDE God's Will UNLESS WE HAD hardened our hearts.
If we pray to our Father as His children, and in line with His Word, and TRUSTING His Goodness, THERE ARE NO "NO" ANSWERS:
"For ALL THE PROMISES of God in Him ARE YES, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us". (2 Corinthians 1:20)
HOW MANY of God's promises are "yes" and "amen"?
ALL OF THEM!!!
If ALL of God's Promises are in Jesus "yes" and in Jesus "amen" (so be it), then there are NO "no" ANSWERS.
Moreover, that verse says they are ALL "yes" FOR GOD'S GLORY:
When our Father answers prayers that are in line with His Will, OUR Wonderful God gets ALL THE GLORY:
"This is THE CONFIDENCE WE HAVE in approaching God: that IF WE ASK ANYTHING according to His will, He hears us. And if WE KNOW THAT HE HEARS US-WHATEVER WE ASK-WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE what we asked of him (1 John 5:14-15).
He hears us concerning ANYTHING we ask, ACCORDING TO HIS WILL.
Well, how do we know if I'm praying according to God's Will?
His Will is expressed in His Word and confirmed by His Holy Spirit: As long as it doesn't contradict the New Testament, YOU GOT IT.
As long as the Holy Spirit (within you) DOESN'T throw a big, red flag in your heart, YOU GOT IT.
And if He hears us, WE KNOW (as Jesus KNEW when He prayed for Lazarus) that WE HAVE WHATEVER we ask for.
No wonder Paul tells us to approach His Throne - WITH BOLDNESS! WITH FULL ASSURANCE! WITH TOTAL CONFIDENCE! (Hebrews 4:16)
Forget the wishy washy garbage that religion has taught us:
The Father NEVER says "No" to Jesus.
And WE ARE Jesus.
There's ONLY ONE answer that God gives His Sons who ask in line with His Word and His promises:
MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
"Yeshua said to her, "Did I not tell you that IF YOU WOULD BELIEVE YOU WOULD SEE THE GLORY of God?" And they took away that stone and Yeshua himself lifted his eyes above, and he said, ‘Father, I THANK YOU THAT YOU HAVE HEARD ME. And I KNOW THAT YOU ALWAYS HEAR ME, but for the sake of this crowd that is standing here I said these things, THAT THEY MAY BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE SENT ME'." (John 11:40-42)
As I went before God's Throne (within me, the whole Kingdom is WITHIN us, Luke 17:21) recently to intercede for a certain sister's urgent need...
I was praying in English from the depths of my spirit (ALSO within me)...
I found myself saying to the Father (and this WASN'T planned in any way shape or form):
"I come BOLDLY before your Throne of Grace in Jesus' Name, by the Blood of Jesus, with the faith of Jesus, in the righteousness of Jesus, and AS Jesus"...
As born-again Christians, we MUST STOP perceiving ourselves SEPARATE FROM Jesus.
We MUST see ourselves ONE with Jesus.
And if we ARE FULLY PERSUADED OF BEING ONE WITH Jesus... we realize that WE ARE Jesus:
No two ways about it:
We are ONE SPIRIT with Jesus (1 Corinthians 6:17).
OUR SPIRIT IS Jesus (2 Corinthians 3:17).
As He IS, SO ARE WE" (1 John 4:17).
Sin came into this world because of THE FAILURE TO see ourselves as ONE with God:
...THE FAILURE to see ourselves AS God (Genesis 3:4).
The Creator is the One we adore and He is ALWAYS GREATER THAN the sum of all His Body "parts" (us).
But we are created in His Image (Genesis 1:27-28).
And that was HIS CHOICE. Praise Him from everlasting to everlasting. Amen.
We ARE Gods (Psalm 82:6; John 10:34).
We are bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh (Ephesians 5:30-32).
He has given us His very own Divine Nature (2 Peter 1:4).
He has given us His Love (Romans 5:5).
...His Righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21).
...His Faith (Mark 11:22; Galatians 2:20).
His Holy Spirit (Romans 8:9).
His Name (Mark 16:17).
WHOM does that sound like?
THE FLESH tells us we are SEPARATE FROM God.
Hence, when we see ourselves SEPARATE from Him we are IN THE FLESH.
The SPIRIT, on the other hand, WITNESSES to our spirit that we are Sons of God: that Jesus and we ARE ONE (Romans 8:16).
By the way, the prayer was answered INSTANTLY (glory to our God and Savior forevermore!) and the answer manifested WITHIN 48 HOURS.
God doesn't answer the prayer of strangers.
...But, as we read above, God ALWAYS HEARS and ANSWERS Jesus' prayer.
Hence, God ALWAYS answers YOUR prayer, when you approach Him IN SPIRIT, AS Jesus (1 John 5:14-15).
ALL of God's promises are "yes" and "amen" (2 Corinthians 1:20).
ALL OF THEM!!!
If He hasn't answered YOUR PRAYER is because you're approaching Him IN THE FLESH, NOT in the Spirit.
You're approaching Him as A SLAVE, NOT as a Son.
Repent (change the way you think and see yourself in Christ and AS Christ), and START thinking, speaking, acting, and BEING Jesus in this world.
As He IS, SO ARE WE in this world! (1 John 4:17).
For too long religion has kept us IN SLAVERY to fear and sin.
...When ALL THE WHILE we should have been focused, NOT ON SIN, but ON THE HOLY ONE WITHIN US, who IS "us".
Slaves DON'T INHERIT A THING.
SONS GET EVERYTHING.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2016
NO OIL !!!
"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 Cor. 15:51-52).
Jesus' parable about the 10 virgins given in Matthew chapter 25 has become one of legalists' favorite passages.
They LOVE to DISTORT that parable and claim that the foolish virgins "DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH OIL" in their lamps; therefore, they didn't go into the Marriage Feast.
In their twisted world, oil stands for "holy living", whatever their warped and corrupt minds perceive THAT to mean.
These fear-mongering nitwits keep saying the foolish virgins "ran out of oil". That they were Christians who FAILED TO IMPRESS JESUS WITH THEIR "GODLY LIVING", and thus were "left behind" when the Rapture happened.
They ARE LYING.
I know this is a favorite topic of discussion in moronic religious forums because more than one frightened Christian HAS PICKED IT UP THERE, then written us PANICKING that they lost their salvation because they AREN'T "holy enough".
If YOU DON'T THINK that Jesus IS FAR GREATER THAN ALL YOUR SINS, then you have A MUCH BIGGER problem than just "holy living".
If you haven't figured out by now that you have NO HOLINESS OF YOUR OWN AND NEVER WILL, you have a HUGE problem.
The ONLY HOLINESS in the UNIVERSE is God's.
Works (doing or NOT doing certain things) have NEVER, and WILL NEVER, make us holy (Galatians 2:16).
The ONLY ONE who is "holy, holy, holy" is Jesus (Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8).
Therefore, UNLESS Jesus IMPARTS His OWN HOLINESS to us, we're in deep, deep you-know-what:
1. You CAN'T FIND A SINGLE Scripture - Old or New Testaments - that equates "oil" with "holy living". NOT ONE!!!
So, that premise is WRONG to begin with.
Oil ALWAYS stands for God's Anointed One (or Messiah, or Christ) and His Anointing.
(1 Chronicles 14:8; Psalm 23:5; 45:7; Isaiah 61:1; Zechariah 4:2,3, 12-14; Luke 4:18).
2. The "lamps" represent the human (virgins') hearts, as Proverbs 20:27 clearly says "THE SPIRIT of man is THE LAMP of the LORD".
The foolish virgins DIDN'T HAVE THE ANOINTED ONE, Jesus Himself, LIVING in their hearts (or "lamps") through His Holy Spirit.
3. Jesus NEVER SAID the foolish virgins took LITTLE OIL in their lamps and, therefore, RAN OUT of oil. NEVER!!!
Matthew 25:3 says, clear as daylight, that THEY TOOK NO OIL -THEY TOOK NO OIL - THEY TOOK NO OIL - THEY took NO OIL - They took NO OIL.
Which part of "NO OIL" don't religious fear-mongers understand?
NO OIL means ZERO OIL.
The foolish virgins took NO OIL (ZERO OIL) in their lamps/hearts/spirits.
They DIDN'T "run out" of oil: THEY NEVER HAD ANY!!!
4. You can read Matthew 25 up, down or sideways...You can read it in the original Greek, in Aramaic, Hebrew, English, Spanish, French, German Swahili, or ANY OTHER LANGUAGE you like:
You won't find the words "RAN OUT OF OIL" ANYWHERE.
They simply AREN'T in the passage.
What Matthew 25:8 does say is:
"Our lamps are GONE OUT"...
The Greek word used is sbennuntai meaning "to quench or extinguish".
What bothers me most is that THE SAME RELIGIOUS HYPOCRITES who go around calling everyone who doesn't ALWAYS use the KJV Bible a "heretic", HAVE NO QUALMS IN BUTCHERING this passage and ADDING to the Word of God something that HE NEVER EVEN SAID.
What good is it to use the KJV if you MISQUOTE IT?
I'm mindful that we're living 2,000 years AFTER the fact, but if you're going to PRETEND to be a "scholar", at least DO YOUR HOMEWORK and RESEARCH before making A COMPLETE FOOL of yourself.
This is what an oil lamp in the first century A.D. looked like.
Obviously, electricity had not been discovered back then and wasn't available. Nor were candles readily available in the Middle East. This is what people relied on to keep their homes lit at night.
As you can see in the pictures, the lamp was basically a pottery vessel with a fairly long wick.
They would light the wick and, if the lamp contained oil inside, as you see in the picture on the left, the lamp WOULD REMAIN LIT for a long time, UNTIL THE OIL was consumed.
Or, potentially, you could keep pouring oil in it and replacing the wick at regular intervals, and it would stay lit PERMANENTLY (Luke 12:35).
However, EVEN IF the lamp had NO OIL (see picture on the right), you could still light the wick or light the lamp.
You would have light ONLY UNTIL the wick was consumed.
This would happen pretty soon.
When the wick was consumed by the fire, and since there was NO OIL inside the vessel -- THE LAMP WOULD GO OUT, meaning the fire or LIGHT would be quenched or extinguished, since it had NOTHING INSIDE (like oil) to fuel the fire and KEEP IT ALIVE.
THAT'S what Jesus was talking about. THAT'S what happened to the foolish virgins.
The oil represents THE PRESENCE OF Jesus Christ, the Anointed One, in our hearts.
This is CLEARLY stated by Jesus Himself in Matthew 25:12 when He turns to the foolish virgins and says "I NEVER KNEW YOU".
That's WHY they DIDN'T go into the Marriage Feast.
They DIDN'T KNOW the Bridegroom.
They'd NEVER BEEN born-again of His Spirit (John 3:5).
Would you expect to be invited to the wedding of someone whom you DON'T KNOW?
Their "lack of oil" simply stands for LACK OF JESUS.
All they had was "a wick": They had RELIGION; they had AN OUTWARD APPEARANCE OF "Christianity", they CALLED THEMSELVES "Christian" but, like the lamp on the right, they were EMPTY, THERE WAS NOTHING, ZERO Jesus, ON THE INSIDE.
THE REASON they were "left behind" and DIDN'T go into the Marriage Feast is BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T HAVE JESUS (the Anointed One) INSIDE, THEY NEVER KNEW JESUS (1 John 5:12).
It had NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with "works", good or bad.
Matter of fact, the word "works" IS NOT EVEN FOUND IN the passage.
So much for that stupid, faithless, GODLESS HERESY...
Do you want to go in the Rapture?
Then FORGET RELIGION, forget works, forget "godly living", forget what legalistic, fear-mongering, boneheaded religionists say, and GET JESUS INSIDE YOUR HEART.
The ONLY WAY to get Him INSIDE is TO INVITE HIM IN.
Invite Jesus in and receive Him into your heart as Lord, Savior and God.
CONNECT WITH HIM within yourself.
KNOW HIM in your heart, deeply and intimately.
You'll NEVER be WITHOUT OIL.
His Word GUARANTEES you'll go in the Rapture.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2016
SABBATH IN HEAVEN
"And they WILL BRING ALL YOUR PEOPLE (Israel), FROM ALL THE NATIONS, TO MY HOLY MOUNTAIN in Jerusalem as an offering to the Lord - on horses, in chariots and wagons, and on mules and camels," says the Lord.
"They will bring them, as the Israelites bring their grain offerings, TO THE TEMPLE of the Lord in ceremonially clean vessels.
21And I will select some of them also to be priests and Levites," says the Lord.
22"AS THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH THAT I MAKE WILL ENDURE before me," declares the Lord "SO WILL YOUR NAME AND DESCENDANTS (Israel) ENDURE.
23From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, ALL FLESH WILL COME AND BOW DOWN BEFORE ME," says the Lord." (Isaiah 66:20-23)
According to Seventh Day Adventists, these verses state that the 24-hour Sabbath will be "observed"... IN HEAVEN!!!
THAT is a blatant, SATANIC LIE.
These verses DO NOT say that - AT ALL!
These verses HAVE NEVER SAID THAT, and WILL NEVER SAY THAT:
Verse 22 is speaking about NATURAL Israel, and simply says that, ACCORDING TO HIS ETERNAL COVENANT with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Israelites will endure ETERNALLY - just like the new heavens and new earth (that come right after the Millennium, Revelation 21:1) will endure ETERNALLY.
Verse 23 simply states that DURING THE MILLENNIUM ALL FLESH (those still in natural, human bodies) will observe New Moons (Rosh Chodesh) and 24-hour Sabbaths.
Born-again Christians WILL NOT observe them.
The Church WILL NOT observe them.
The Church, comprised of born-again believers, WILL BE IN GLORIFIED BODIES made of Spirit Substance - NOT HUMAN FLESH (1 Corinthians 15:50-55) - and WILL NOT observe those TEMPORARY SHADOWS (Colossians 2:16-17).
The reason that Israelites and NATURAL humans -STILL IN FLESH AND BLOOD BODIES - will observe these DURING THE MILLENNIUM - the reason they will need animal sacrifices DURING THE MILLENNIUM - is that THEY ARE NOT SAVED.
They SURVIVED the tribulation. Their PHYSICAL LIVES were spared.
But Salvation HAS ALWAYS BEEN, and will ALWAYS BE BY FAITH ONLY (Genesis 15:6; Ephesians 2:8-9).
Tribulation survivors, Jew or gentile, ARE NOT SAVED BY FAITH because faith is "the EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN". (Hebrews 11:1)
It DOESN'T TAKE ANY FAITH for them to "believe in" Jesus whom they HAVE SEEN, WITH THEIR OWN HUMAN EYES, RETURN TO EARTH AND REIGN FROM JERUSALEM.
Since they are NOT saved by faith, they'll have to TEMPORARILY observe TEMPORARY SHADOWS such as the Sinai Law, New Moon and Sabbaths (Hebrews 10:1).
Shadows ARE A MERE REFLECTION OF real things: but NEVER the real thing themselves.
Again: Shadows ARE A MERE REFLECTION OF real things: but shadows are NEVER the real thing themselves.
Their faith will be put to the test and the end of the Millennium (Revelation 20:7-8), and those who "pass the test" will be saved BY FAITH, AND WILL NO LONGER OBSERVE SUCH SHADOWS - whether they are Jew or gentile (Romans 11:25-26).
Will the REAL Sabbath (Jesus) who GIVES US PERMANENT, ETERNAL REST be "observed" IN HEAVEN? (Matthew 11:28)
Yes!!! Praise Him forever!
Will ANYONE in heaven observe 24-hour Saturdays?
If HERETICAL lying cultist and PROVEN false prophetess, Ellen G. White herself were TO REPENT OF HER LIES, trust Jesus 100% for Salvation, become born-again, escape hell and, by the sheer Grace of God, make it to heaven, EVEN SHE would not keep the 24-hour "Sabbath" in heaven.
Since there's NO TIME in heaven, NO ONE could observe 24-hour Saturdays IN HEAVEN - even if they wanted to!!!
...So much for that LUDICROUS piece of religious manure.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016
CHEATING ON JESUS
Who, me??? I would NEVER cheat on Jesus!!!
Well, let's find out...
There are several ways to cheat on Jesus:
1. By placing religion - ANY religion, I don't care WHAT it's called - BEFORE Christ.
2. By placing and TRUSTING any man-invented INSTITUTION or denomination ABOVE Jesus.
3. By placing DESIRES and OPINIONS, including our own, ABOVE God's Word.
4. By spending MORE TIME in trivial pursuits (including religious gossip, spreading rumors and RELIGIOUS entertainment) than communing intimately with Jesus.
5. By placing ANY MORTAL and what he/she says or teaches ABOVE what JESUS SAYS.
6. By listening to every Tom, Dick and Harry, INSTEAD OF seeking Truth DIRECTLY from His Holy Spirit and His Holy Word.
7. By NOT making Jesus NUMBER ONE in your heart and life... ALL THE TIME.
Anything or anyone that occupies FIRST PLACE in our minds or hearts, OTHER THAN Jesus Himself, is AN IDOL.
Cheating on Jesus is IDOLATRY.
It's having OTHER "gods" BEFORE HIM.
We are to LOVE Jesus (the Lord, our God) WITH ALL OUR HEART, SOUL, STRENGTH, and MIND (Luke 10:27).
When we do that, when we seek Him FIRST, when we seek His Kingdom WITHIN US FIRST, all the other stuff (and EVERYTHING ELSE IS STUFF) lines up and falls into place AUTOMATICALLY (Matthew 6:33).
There is NO GREATER, or most urgent, PRIORITY.
When we cheat on Jesus, we CHEAT OURSELVES out of many blessings:
...Including the unspeakable thrill and delight of being in His Presence.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016
THE KINGS OF THE EAST
"The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, AND ITS WATER WAS DRIED UP TO PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE KINGS FROM THE EAST.
Then I saw three impure spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet: THEY ARE DEMONIC SPIRITS THAT PERFORM SIGNS, AND THEY GO OUT TO THE KINGS OF THE WHOLE WORLD, TO GATHER THEM FOR THE BATTLE on the great day of God Almighty." (Revelation 16:12-14)
The usual teaching is that the "kings of the East" represent nations from the FAAAR East, like China, Korea and Japan.
The reasons given for this theory are the Greek word for "east" which means "from where the sun rises" (that much is true), and the fact that Japan, IN OUR TIME, is often called "the land of the rising sun".
Poor, blind prophecy gurus! They have deluded themselves into believing that God THINKS AS THEY THINK AND SPEAKS AS THEY SPEAK.
... When it should be THE OTHER WAY AROUND...
The reason their premise is false is that the "east" in Scripture is most often used to refer to Babylon and Persia.
NOT ONCE is the word "east" used to in the Bible to refer to China, Korea or Japan.
For instance, the "wise men from the east" that came to see baby Jesus bearing gifts, were NOT from Japan, Korea or China, but from ancient Persia, known to us today as Iran (Matthew 2:1).
The VERY SAME Greek word is used in Matthew 2:1 that is used in Revelation 16:12).
The Greek word "anatole" which means "east" or "from the rising of the sun" is used 11 times in the New Testament and NEVER does it refer to China, Korea or Japan.
Furthermore, China is MENTIONED BY NAME ONCE in the entire Bible, in Isaiah 49:12 and it is called Sinim.
The fact is China, Korea and Japan play MINIMAL roles in Bible prophecy, as does the good, old U.S.A.
Scripture DOES NOT SPECIFY WHICH NATIONS will take part in this invasion.
But it is clear from the text that the "kings of the east" MUST CROSS the Euphrates to reach Israel: hence they must come from EAST OF the Euphrates.
Since these verses plainly state that these three demonic spirits go out to the kings "OF THE WHOLE WORLD", that would POTENTIALLY include all or part of the nations we know today as: China, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Burma, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.
That's a total of 32 nations, POTENTIALLY.
THERE ARE Christians in each and every one of these nations (Revelation 7:9). However, these AREN'T Christian nations, as THE VAST MAJORITY OF THEIR POPULATION IS NOT CHRISTIAN.
This explains why most of them remain here during the tribulation, instead of being caught up.
It also explains why they would join Antichrist at Armageddon to try to PREVENT Jesus' Second Coming and the establishment of His Kingdom on earth.
A few things to keep in mind:
1. Geography will be dramatically altered at the start of the tribulation and there will be a number of extremely catastrophic judgments that will destroy much of the earth's population.
As a result, many of the nations that exist today may NOT retain their national identity, and may be combined with neighboring territories to form new multinational entities.
2. ONE THIRD of the earth's surface is BURNT TO A CRISP under the first trumpet (Revelation 8:7)
This means that SOME LARGE NATIONS like China and India will be largely devastated, and will survive ONLY IN PART.
That also means that some SMALLER nations MAY ALTOGETHER DISAPPEAR: Japan and the Philippines, because of their size and location, may be among these.
Therefore, WHATEVER IS LEFT in Asia after the 6 trumpet judgments is what would march toward Armageddon to try to impede Christ's imminent RETURN and His Kingdom on earth.
3. One last detail: I always pay attention to what God says and to what He DOESN'T say.
The Euphrates and Tigris are both MAJOR rivers, which run virtually parallel to each other.
And yet Revelation doesn't even MENTION the Tigris. It singles out the Euphrates drying up in order to allow the hordes from the East to approach Israel:
This is NO COINCIDENCE since the Tigris runs north, towards Iran and Turkey.
On the other hand: if we follow the Euphrates' trajectory, it runs into Syria, and practically LEADS TO Armageddon in northern Israel.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
THE BOOK OF LIFE
THE BOOKS WERE OPENED - FINAL PART
"Your eyes saw me when I was only a fetus. EVERY DAY (OF MY LIFE) WAS RECORDED IN YOUR BOOK BEFORE ONE OF THEM HAD TAKEN PLACE" (Psalm 139:16).
"...and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life: and THE DEAD WERE JUDGED OUT OF THOSE THINGS WHICH WERE WRITTEN IN THE BOOKS...
And WHOEVER WAS NOT FOUND WRITTEN IN the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire" (Revelation 20:12, 15).
The Bible is God's Master Book.
THAT ONE Master Book is A COLLECTION OF 66 God-inspired Books.
The Bible talks about FOUR distinct RECORDS that are kept in heaven:
1: The Book of Life, a/k/a the Lamb's Book of Life, where all those who are saved by Jesus' atoning death and resurrection are recorded.
2. The Book of Tears (Psalm 56:8)
3. The Book of Remembrance (Malachi 3:16).
4. The Book of Truth which is the Bible itself (the Book OF BOOKS) and which CONTAINS a total of 66 Books, INCLUDING the aforementioned three Books (Exodus 32:32-33; Daniel 10:21; Revelation 19:9).
It even records the number of hairs on our heads, and of every tiny sparrow (Matthew 10:30; Luke 12:6). That's how PERFECT God's Word is. Glory to Him for eternity!
The Book of Tears is Jeremiah - Lamentations:
Jeremiah is not called "the weeping prophet" for nothing (Jeremiah 9:1,18;13:17; 14:17; Lamentations 1:1-2,16; 2:11,18; 3:48).
In some dimension of his Books (Jeremiah, Lamentations) there is a complete record OF EVERY TEAR EVER SHED for God's-Jesus' sake.
Why would God keep a record of EVERY tear we've shed?
Because He promises His children in Isaiah 25:8, Revelation 7:17 and 21:4, that He will PERSONALLY "wipe away ALL tears" from their eyes.
Praise His wonderful faithfulness!
The Book of Remembrance is Zechariah:
The very NAME Zechariah means "God has REMEMBERED".
In Zechariah CHAPTERS 12 AND 13, at His Second Coming and during His Millennial Kingdom, God (Jesus) REMEMBERS His covenant with David and RESTORES His Kingship in Israel, which came to an abrupt end in 586 B.C.
In keeping with God's Word, the Davidic Dynasty is reinstated through David's son Nathan, not through the accursed Jeconiah (Jeremiah 22:30; Zechariah 12:10-14; 13:1-6).
At that time God also REMEMBERS and restores the Temple and, FOR THE DURATION OF THE MILLENNIUM, the Levitical priesthood (Zechariah 12:13; 14:20-21).
He also REMEMBERS His Covenant with the NATURAL seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Isaiah 66:22-23; Zechariah 14:3-11; Romans 11:25-26).
The Book of Genesis IS the "Book of Life":
That's where human, animal and plant life BEGAN on earth.
God determined THE END since "the beginning" (Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 46:10).
Hence, the Book of Genesis CONTAINS - IN SOME DIMENSION- THE NAMES OF ALL who have ever lived on earth, EXCEPT certain individuals that God - IN HIS FOREKNOWLEDGE - KNEW would reject Him - NO MATTER WHAT, and were NEVER written in the Book of Life (Exodus 32:32-33; Revelation 13:8; Revelation 17:8):
They are the "vessels of wrath prepared for destruction" described by Paul in Romans 9:22.
Two examples of this are Alexander the Great and Judas Iscariot. They are both SONS OF PERDITION. Hence, and although they are mentioned elsewhere in Scripture, their names WERE NEVER WRITTEN IN the Book of Life (John 17:12; 2 Thessalonians 2:3).
Those WHO ARE SAVED - regardless of how they act ON THE OUTSIDE - WILL NEVER BE BLOTTED OUT of the Book of Life (Philippians 4:3; Revelation 3:5).
Glory to Him WHO IS THE Life!!! (John 14:6)
Those who sin and REBEL against God, DO NOT REPENT, and DO NOT GET SAVED while they live on this earth, GO TO HELL (Revelation 20:14).
However, SOME of them GET SAVED in hell itself. By the end of the Millennium, they have repented and turned to Christ and THEY ARE FOUND WRITTEN IN the Book of Life (Revelation 20:15).
ONLY those who are written in the Book of Life get to inhabit the new heavens, the new earth and enter New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:27).
Those who sin and REBEL against God, DO NOT REPENT, and DO NOT GET SAVED while they live on this earth, or while in hell, ARE BLOTTED OUT of the Book of Life (Exodus 32:33; Psalm 69:28; Revelation 22:19).
Those who get BLOTTED OUT are DOOMED for eternity, and will end up in the lake of fire (Revelation 20:15).
To wrap it all up, here's A PARAPHRASE of how Revelation 20:12-15 should read:
"And I saw THE DEAD, SMALL AND GREAT, stand before God; and THE BIBLE was opened: and another book (from the Bible) was opened, which is Genesis, the Book of Life: and the dead were judged out of those things which WERE WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE, according to their works.
And the sea gave up the dead who were in it; and death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
And death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
And whoever WAS NOT FOUND WRITTEN IN the Book of Life (Genesis) was cast into the lake of fire".
God knows your decision BEFORE you even make it.
Is YOUR NAME written in the Book of Life?
If you are not sure, then RECEIVE HIM WHO IS THE LIFE into your heart.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016
ONLY THE BIBLE
THE BOOKS WERE OPENED - PART TWO
"Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and THE BOOKS were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. THE DEAD WERE JUDGED ACCORDING TO what they had done, AS RECORDED IN THE BOOKS" (Revelation 20:11-12):
The Greek word for "books" in both verses is "Biblia" or "BIBLE".
The unsaved dead are NOT judged according to tradition or according to some religion's manufactured dogma.
They are NOT JUDGED BY some religion's INVENTED "rules" of "good Christian behavior".
The unsaved dead are judged BY THE BIBLE.
And ONLY by the Bible.
THAT is SOLA SCRIPTURA.
That we have THIS STATEMENT in the LAST Book of the Bible is EXTREMELY SIGNIFICANT.
God is saying: "THIS is where MY BOOK ENDS".
He is saying "BY THESE BOOKS (Revelation and the ones that precede it, which together COMPRISE THE Book OF BOOKS) the unsaved will be judged".
When you combine this statement with Revelation 19:9, Revelation 22:7,9 (quoted below) -- and with the ominous warning given A FEW VERSES LATER about ADDING OR SUBTRACTING from God's Word (Revelation 22: 18-19), it's OBVIOUS that that is, indeed, WHAT GOD IS SAYING.
"Then the angel said to me... These are THE TRUE WORDS OF God." (Revelation 19:9)
"Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he THAT KEEPS THE SAYINGS of the prophecy OF THIS BOOK.
And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.
Then he said unto me, See you do it not: for I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, AND OF THEM WHO KEEP THE WORDS OF THIS BOOK: worship God." (Revelation 22: 7, 9)
Our God is SO AWESOME that He told us WHERE HIS BOOK "BEGINS" (Genesis 1:1) AND WHERE IT "ENDS"!
But surely you don't think THAT EVERYTHING that every human being who ever lived has ever done is written in the Bible...
Evidently, you have not read Psalm 139:
"Your eyes saw me when I was only a fetus. EVERY DAY (OF MY LIFE) WAS RECORDED IN YOUR BOOK BEFORE ONE OF THEM HAD TAKEN PLACE" (Psalm 139:16).
One thing the Bible Code has PROVEN is THAT THERE ARE MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS and layers of information contained in the written Word that GO BEYOND the surface text (that which we can readily read with our human eyes).
This verse plainly says that EVERY EVENT, EVERY ACTIVITY, EVERY WORD, EVERY THOUGHT a given individual has experienced, done, spoken or entertained in his/her mind - EACH AND EVERY DAY THEY SPENT ON EARTH - WAS RECORDED in God's BOOK - BEFORE ANY OF IT had happened in space-time.
Glory to God for all the eons of eternity-world without end!
EVERYTHING we've done, said and thought IS THERE, in SOME way, shape or form.
As the old hymn says (once in a while they get it right): "Oh, Lord, HOW GREAT YOU ARE!!!"
All those who have tried in vain to discredit the Bible, or to minimize its importance, will get the shock of their unrepentant, rebellious lives, WHEN THEY ARE JUDGED BY... THE BIBLE.
And ONLY BY the Bible.
MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
THE "BOOKS" WERE OPENED
"And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and THE BOOKS WERE OPENED: and ANOTHER BOOK WAS OPENED, WHICH IS THE BOOK OF LIFE: and the dead WERE JUDGED OUT OF THOSE THINGS WHICH WERE WRITTEN IN THE BOOKS, according to their works... And WHOEVER WAS NOT FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE was cast into the lake of fire" (Revelation 20:12-15).
There are times when we seek God, study His Word diligently, and He gives us understanding and revelation.
And there are times when He SOVEREIGNLY gives revelation "out of the blue" and KNOCKS US FLAT ON OUR BEHINDS.
Such was the case recently, when I was working at home, and sort of half-listening to some program on TV about the "Bible codes".
It's one thing to READ the Bible, it's another thing to STUDY the Bible, it's another thing to MEDITATE on the Bible (after we've closed the Book), and it's yet another thing WHEN THE BIBLE COMES ALIVE...
...When God's Spirit QUICKENS a portion of His written Word and it COMES ALIVE in our spirits.
It just EXPLODES...
I've walked with the Lord long enough, and experienced the latter often enough (glory to His Name!), to know when UNDENIABLE revelation comes.
This kind of revelation comes, NOT because we deserve it, NOT because we're smarter or "more spiritual", or "more obedient", or "more consecrated", or a "better Christian" than anyone else... but BY A SOVEREIGN ACT OF GOD'S MOST AMAZING GRACE.
It's His GIFT to us. Praise His Wonderful Name!
To Him be ALL the glory, now and for all eternity! Amen and Amen.
Fair warning to those who may be standing... BETTER SIT DOWN FOR THIS ONE:
I have stated in the past that "the word ‘Bible' is NOT FOUND IN the Bible".
I WAS WRONG ABOUT THAT: I'll have to revise that message.
When Revelation 20:12 says that "the books" were opened and the dead judged according to what IS WRITTEN in those "books"...
Do you know what the Greek word for "books" is?
It's the EXACT word for "Bible" (biblia) which means "books", NOT a derivation.
Boy did the Lord ever set me up for this one!
I posted a message recently on "how we got the Bible" and I even explained that the English word Bible comes from the Greek biblia meaning "books"... And I STILL DIDN'T GET IT.
At the general resurrection of the UNSAVED (those WHO DIED PHYSICALLY without knowing Jesus), GUESS WHAT "BOOKS" WILL BE OPENED, and BY WHAT "BOOKS" THEY'LL BE JUDGED...
Oh... my... God!
I've always known (since age 10) that the Bible IS the Word of God.
I've always known it is FOREVER (eternally) SETTLED in heaven (Psalm 119:89).
And I've always known in my spirit that THERE'S A LOT MORE TO THE BIBLE than meets the human eye and human mind.
That there are DIMENSIONS OF KNOWLEDGE and Wisdom and revelation in that HOLIEST of books than we can't even imagine...
Heck, we haven't even FIGURED OUT THE ENTIRE SURFACE TEXT yet...
Just imagine what OTHER mind-blowing dimensions -- AND REVELATIONS -- may be in Him-it.
Glory, glory, glory, glory, glory, glory, glory to Jesus, our ETERNAL GOD AND SAVIOR, the LIVING, ETERNAL, Incarnate Word of God, now and forever!
ALL those who died without Christ WILL BE JUDGED... BY THE BIBLE!!!
By the same Bible that they claim is just "a fable".
By the same Bible they claim was put together at the Council of Nicaea (NOT!), as if God were so feckless and pitiful that He couldn't preserve THE PURITY of His ETERNAL Word.
Both Old and New Testaments were written WELL BEFORE Nicaea.
ALL they did at Nicaea was ADD the deuterocanonical books to the Old Testament (which are NOT divinely inspired but have historical value), and officially recognize the books of the New Testament, WHICH HAD ALREADY BEEN VETTED AND WERE WIDELY KNOWN AND ACCEPTED AS DIVINELY INSPIRED throughout the Christian world.
THEY'LL BE JUDGED BY the same Bible that they FALSELY claim is "full of contradictions".
...By the same Bible that they consider "antiquated" and NO LONGER APPLICABLE to modern society.
Guess again, numb skulls.
By the same Bible that they altogether DISMISSED, in favor of "scientific" human wisdom, that comes from CORRUPT, FINITE, PREJUDICED minds.
Never mind that THE BIBLE has told us FOR 3,500 YEARS what human "scientists" have ONLY RECENTLY stumbled upon.
DIDN'T JESUS SAY:
"There is A JUDGE FOR THE ONE WHO REJECTS Me and DOES NOT RECEIVE My words: THE WORD THAT I HAVE SPOKEN WILL JUDGE HIM ON THE LAST DAY" (John 12:48).
What is "THE Word" (singular) that He (the Word made flesh) has SPOKEN"?
Well, I've always thought that those books referred to SEPARATE books and records about each person kept in heaven, AS THEY DO OR NOT DO certain things on earth (I thought so, too).
After all, it says they are judged "according TO THEIR WORKS".
Surely, the Bible CANNOT contain EVERY SINGLE THING each person who has lived has ever done...
Oh, ye of little faith...
Don't miss part two of this message tomorrow.
We haven't even gotten to the Book of Life yet.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2016
THE BIBLE CODE
Is there any truth to the so-called Bible Code?
Should we rely on Bible Codes to know the future?
There's TOO MUCH DETAIL AND ACCURACY IN SOME of the Bible Codes that have been found REGARDING PAST EVENTS for it to be mere "coincidence".
God's Word is inexhaustible: The Codes are simply PROOF that there's MORE to God's Word than what is stated in the Bible's regular text.
I'm certain that IN ETERNITY we'll discover multiple layers of depth, meanings and dimensions to it.
However, while we're still IN SPACE/TIME, God gave us THE SURFACE Bible TEXT as our instruction, NOT ANY "SECRET CODES" that may be found in it.
I know of one website which bases virtually all its "teaching" and predictions on supposed Bible codes.
They haven't got ANYTHING right yet.
They have predicted among other things -- BASED SUPPOSEDLY ON CERTAIN "CODES" THEY FOUND - that Hillary would win the presidency in '08 and that Philadelphia would be nuked in January '09.
In the interest of full disclosure, I do cite ONE Bible Code on this website, because it is amazingly in line with the ACTUAL biblical text.
However, I do not base the teaching on that code, but on THE ACTUAL BIBLE TEXT verbatim.
Is it sin to look for Bible Codes?
I don't buy the condemning theory that doing so is a form of divination.
We're dealing, after all, with the HOLY Word of God.
Seeking Truth in His Word - even at equidistant intervals -- can hardly be compared with going to a palm reader.
However, there's TOO MUCH WE STILL DON'T KNOW OR UNDERSTAND about such codes:
Consequently, AT THIS TIME, they are not a reliable source of doctrine, Bible prophecy, or of ascertaining the future.
Look at the mess we've made with Bible prophecy WITH THE SURFACE text ONLY- not to mention other things, LIKE SALVATION.
Imagine if we start trying to base doctrine on supposed "Bible codes".
Those who MISUSE Bible codes for the purpose of predicting the future are likely to fail time and again:
ALL THEY ARE DOING IS GUESSING what might happen and then trying to find some "suitable" Bible Code to back it up.
That won't work.
We find Truth in WHAT GOD SAYS on the regular Bible text.
We can DEPEND on Him to bring His Word to pass.
Capriciously dreaming up a prophetic scenario ACCORDING TO OUR WILL - and NOT His -- is folly, I don't care how many "codes" someone may claim to have found.
One of the great tragedies in modern Christendom is APPALLING LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF SCRIPTURE.
Before we launch into a fruitless and meaningless search for some "secret code", we should be STUDYING AND MEDITATING the Bible text.
You'll be SURPRISED what you will find and learn.
UNLESS we are UNDENIABLY and specifically led by the Holy Spirit, SEEKING "secret codes" within the Bible is mostly unproductive and can be highly misleading.
Trying to GUESS the future based on some highly subjective "Bible code" is dumb, when we have THE LITERAL BIBLE TEXT.
2 Peter 1:19 calls it "A MORE SURE Word of prophecy".
SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2016
THE SIN OF SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN" (Matthew 5:3).
Self-righteousness is AN ABOMINATION in the eyes of God.
Repeat: Self-righteousness is AN ABOMINATION.
Self-righteousness IS SIN.
And, with the exception of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, IT IS THE MOST EGREGIOUS AND DANGEROUS SIN A PERSON CAN COMMIT.
Self-righteous people LACK a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. ALL they have is dead RELIGION.
Self-righteous people believe that THEIR BEHAVIOR plays a role in their Salvation.
Self-righteous people THINK they are saved by their own "righteous" DEEDS, when all the while THEY ARE LOST.
Unfortunately, Christendom is rife with "Christians" who practice this prideful and horrible sin.
I KNOW BECAUSE I SEE THE EVIDENCE OF IT EVERY SINGLE DAY:
FEARFUL religionists trying to WIN God's favor through their DEEDS. Smug and confident they are saved because of THEIR OWN obedience.
They make their works and their purported "obedience" SAVIORS, along with Jesus.
SELF-righteousness is A LIE.
There's NO SUCH THING.
God says that "there are NONE righteous, NOT EVEN ONE" (Psalm 53:1).
"For in thy sight NO MAN living is righteous" (Psalm 143:2).
He said ALL our purported "righteousness" is "as filthy rags" in His eyes (Isaiah 64:6).
Jesus Himself told the self-righteous rich young ruler, WHO BOASTED - AS MANY DO TODAY - of "keeping all the commandments since childhood", that he was lying. Jesus said NO ONE IS GOOD, except God ALONE (Mark 10:18),
So, either God was lying or SELF RIGHTEOUS religionists ARE.
That means you can try to be "righteous" from the moment you open your eyes each morning, to the time you close them at night. It's not going to win you any points with God.
You can try to keep commandments till you turn into a shriveled old prune.
You can keep the weekly Sabbath till there are no more Sundays, Mondays or Wednesdays...
You can try to follow the Sinai Law until your legalistic mind goes numb...
You can follow dietary laws until you're nothing but skin and bones...
You can get circumcised until you resemble John Bobbitt...
You can shun make up until Maybelline, Revlon and L'Oreal go out of business...
You WON'T merit Salvation. You're NOT saved and you're going to hell.
NONE OF THAT will save you.
NONE OF THAT will make you righteous.
There's ONLY ONE Righteousness IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE, and it's God's Righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21).
You and I have ZERO.
The sooner we come to THAT stark realization, the better.
So, if we have NO RIGHTEOUSNESS, despite all our attempts to be and ACT righteous, we might as well throw in the towel.
We might as well just GIVE IT UP.
We might as well throw ourselves HELPLESSLY at the Mercy of God, and SEEK GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS, because THERE IS NO OTHER (Matthew 6:33).
His Righteousness is the ONLY RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT EXISTS.
How do you get God's OWN Righteousness?
He comes to LIVE IN you when you INVITE Him.
When you HAVE Him, brother, sister, YOU GOT IT MADE! (1 John 5:12).
Get Jesus IN you, and you NEVER have to worry about sin.
Get Jesus IN YOU, and you're FOREVER Righteous!
God has NO LAW against Himself. Selah.
Get Jesus IN YOUR HEART, and you'll never know OR FEAR condemnation (Romans 8:1).
Colossians 1:27: Jesus IN us is OUR ONLY hope of glory.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2016
"D" IS FOR DAMASCUS
Some 2,800 years ago Isaiah prophesied THE DESTRUCTION OF Damascus:
"...See, Damascus WILL NO LONGER BE A CITY but will become a heap of ruins" (Isaiah 17:1).
Yet Damascus is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, and the center of a large metropolitan area comprising 2.6 million people.
While the city has been attacked, conquered and damaged several times in history, it has never ceased from being a city, nor has it been entirely turned to rubble.
On-going events in Syria seem to be paving the way for this ancient prophecy to be fulfilled.
However, most of the fighting is going on in the northern part of Syria, or in Damascus' SUBURBS.
Since Scripture MUST ALWAYS be taken IN CONTEXT, the Damascus that is prophesied to become "a heap of rubble" is THE DAMASCUS THAT EXISTED in Isaiah's time, which is OLD Damascus.
That Damascus, which dates back to the 2 millennium B.C., is presently designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Center. UNESCO is the UN's educational, scientific and cultural agency.
Ancient Damascus contains a Jewish and Christian Quarter, just like Old Jerusalem.
And one can still visit the Via Recta (or street called "Straight"), mentioned in the Book of Acts, where Ananias was ordered to go see Paul and pray for him so that Paul would recover his sight (Acts 9:11).
That Damascus, SO FAR, is largely unscathed.
So, will it happen?
You can COUNT ON IT.
Isaiah chapters 13 through 27 correlate extremely well with the Book of Revelation:
We have the Rapture in chapter 13.
We have Satan cast out of heaven for the final time and the resurrection of Antichrist in chapter 14.
...The persecution of Jews in chapters 15 & 16, with them taking refuge in Petra.
...The destruction of Damascus in chapter 17.
The large number of lethal missiles launched from the Euphrates region under the 6th trumpet in chapter 18.
The judgment of Egypt in chapter 19...
...Judgment of Iraq in chapter 20, against Babylon and Saudi Arabia in 21, about Jerusalem in chapter 22, against Lebanon in chapter 23.
We have the devastation of the earth during the tribulation in chapter 24, the deliverance and Salvation of Israel in chapters 25 and 26, and the punishment of Satan in chapter 27.
That the destruction of Damascus takes place DURING THE TRIBULATION is clearly shown in Isaiah 17:4 and 7, for they state:
"In THAT DAY the glory of Jacob (Israel) WILL FADE; the fat of his body will waste away".
"In THAT DAY men will see their Maker and turn their eyes to the Holy One of Israel".
Considering that there were no chapter divisions in the original text, and assuming Isaiah generally mentions these events in chronological order, the destruction of Damascus would take place AROUND THE SAME TIME THE 6TH TRUMPET IN REVELATION IS BLOWN and the missiles from the Euphrates go off (Revelation 9:13-19).
If by any chance it doesn't happen then, it would take place UNDER THE 7TH BOWL described in Revelation 16:17-18 where we have the largest quake in human history AND MAJOR CITIES ALL OVER THE WORLD, including Damascus - or whatever may remain of it - are turned to rubble.
The fact Damascus is singled out in Isaiah 17, as well as its location in the Isaiah narrative, leads me to believe the correct scenario is the first (6th trumpet), and not the second (7th bowl), but time will tell.
It may even be the result of BOTH events.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016
DON'T ACCEPT IT!!!
Lord God in heaven... when I read some of the correspondence that comes in, I don't know whether to cry or just throw my hands up in the air.
There are SOME VERY IMPORTANT things about the Church that we need to teach real soon.
However, HOW CAN WE GO INTO DEEPER Truth, when most Christians are IN DIAPERS?
There is SO MUCH SPIRITUAL WEAKNESS, and SO MANY MISCONCEPTIONS - that I DON'T KNOW WHERE to begin:
It's amazing to me HOW QUICKLY Christians ACCEPT bad reports.
How quick they are to accept the role of "victims".
How HELPLESSLY they act, AS THOUGH they had NO SAY and NO AUTHORITY WHATSOEVER on the matter.
As though TEMPORARY circumstances were FIXED and FINAL.
How IGNORANT they are about dealing with various situations.
How full of SELF PITY they are.
And HOW RESISTANT they are to HIGHER Truth when we try TO HELP THEM.
WHAT TO DO when you get a "bad report", whether it's about health, finances, or ANYTHING ELSE:
1. DON'T ACCEPT IT!!!
We exist in the realm of "time". Time, by very definition, is TEMP-orary.
ALL THAT IS TEMPORARY CAN BE CHANGED.
Repeat: ALL that is temporary CAN BE CHANGED.
If you don't like the "bad report" you got, for Pete's sake, REJECT IT, and CHANGE IT!!!
2. WHAT GOD SAYS
"But you don't understand, the doctor says..." "my employer says"... "the bank says", "the lawyer says"...
Doctors, employers, lawyers and bankers ARE SINFUL MORTALS.
They all MAKE MISTAKES.
They DON'T HAVE the last word - ON ANYTHING.
Forget what the doctor says, WHAT DOES GOD SAY?
3. STAY in the higher realm.
Even though our physical bodies are on earth, IN SPIRIT we are, RIGHT NOW, in the Kingdom of God.
We are IN A HIGHER realm.
That HIGHER Kingdom controls the lower kingdom.
That HIGHER Kingdom controls temporary conditions on earth.
God's Kingdom rules OVER ALL (Psalm 103:19; Daniel 5:21).
Heaven rules the earth, the earth DOES NOT rule heaven.
ALL TEMPORARY situations MUST YIELD and GIVE WAY TO ETERNAL TRUTH.
Read it again: ALL TEMPORARY situations MUST YIELD AND GIVE WAY TO ETERNAL TRUTH.
In order to change TEMPORARY conditions, we superimpose ETERNAL (HIGHER) TRUTH on temporary situations.
We do this BY SPEAKING God's Word to the situation, IN SPIRIT, WITH TOTAL CONVICTION, and in Jesus' Name and Authority.
4. CUT FEAR OFF - COMPLETELY.
I can't say it often enough: when you CUT FEAR OFF, you CUT SATAN OFF.
Eliminate fear and Satan has NOTHING - NOTHING!!! -- with which to work in your life.
Fear - in all its forms - is deadly: worry, anxiety, shyness, competitiveness, jealousy, envy, selfishness, unbelief, doubt are ALL manifestations of fear.
5. STOP THE SELF PITY
If ANYONE, in the natural, had reason to feel sorry for Himself, it was Jesus: falsely accused, rejected by His own people, subjected to the most humiliating and painful physical torture, crucified between two thieves, having ALL THE SIN OF THE WORLD laid on Him, spending three days and nights in hell itself, and forsaken by his followers, closest relatives and friends, and by all those that He'd helped:
WHERE WERE the thousands He fed? All those He healed? All those to whom He preached God's Word? All those He comforted?
Yet Jesus PRAYED FOR His executioners as He hung on the cross: "Father FORGIVE THEM, for they know not what they do".
Jesus TRUSTED the Father COMPLETELY and committed His Spirit to Him.
He OVERCAME and is THE GREATEST WINNER OF ALL THE AGES.
Self-pity is for losers.
Winners TRUST Jesus and exercise His Authority.
Find out WHO YOU ARE IN Christ, and you'll never feel sorry for yourself again.
6. BE FULLY PERSUADED.
When some people face unpleasant situations they immediately contact everyone they know and ask them to pray.
I'm not knocking prayer, but the solution is NOT to have 1,000 people praying for the same thing. If the 1,000 people have NO TRUST (faith), chances are all their prayers won't do any good.
The answer is to have ONE or more individuals FULLY TRUSTING Jesus and FULLY CONVINCED of the answer.
All it takes is ONE person FILLED WITH FAITH (TRUST) in the Living God.
All it takes is ONE person FILLED WITH THE FAITH (TRUST) OF God Himself (Mark 11:22)
That ONE person CAN BE YOU. It doesn't have to be someone else.
THE DIFFERENCE is NOT in the numbers BUT IN THE TRUST (faith). In being FULLY CONVINCED that you have what you asked God to give you in Jesus' Name (1 John 5:15).
7. Praise and thank God FOR THE VICTORY.
If you're absolutely convinced, and YOU KNOW that you got what you asked for, then praise Him for it, EVEN BEFORE it manifests.
8. STAND in that conviction. And DON'T BUDGE - no matter WHAT the devil and his agents may throw your way.
If you budge, you're NOT fully convinced.
If you're FULLY CONVINCED, you won't budge.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016
Humans, in their present condition, use only a tiny portion of their brain's potential.
Even the smartest people, the "Einsteins" of humanity, only use about 10% of their brains' capacity.
The human brain has been described as: "the most sophisticated and complex computer in the universe".
Despite the awe-inspiring scientific and technological advances of mankind in the 20th and 21st centuries, we still know RELATIVELY LITTLE about the human brain.
And EVEN LESS about the human MIND.
It is important to differentiate between the human MIND and the human BRAIN.
Although the human BRAIN presently houses the human MIND, the MIND is part of the human SOUL and EXISTS APART FROM the physical organ.
This explains why people who have DIED PHYSICALLY and whose PHYSICAL brains have ceased to function, STILL HAVE MINDS and are capable of thinking, understanding, perception, feeling and remembering (Psalm 16:10; Luke 16:22-24).
However, the fact that, in designing human beings, God placed their MINDS in such intricate, efficient, and extremely capable piece of "machinery" PROVES that man was designed and created for A MUCH HIGHER PURPOSE than it would readily appear.
The brain, through the nervous system, has always been THE CONTROL CENTER of the human body.
God's Word tell us that, at Creation, the human mind-brain was "CROWNED with glory" (Psalm 8:5).
Glory is Light (2 Corinthians 4:6).
Every circuit in the human mind-brain was functional and LIT.
Adam's human mind-brain was functioning at 100% of its capacity.
I am thoroughly convinced, based on the biblical text, that prior to sin entering the human race, man had ENORMOUS capabilities about which we can only, at the moment, speculate.
For instance, we presently have 5 senses. Prior to the fall, we must have had AT LEAST 7 (7 being God's number of COMPLETENESS).
Man also had WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE beyond our wildest imagination.
Think of all that mankind has accomplished having such severely limited mind-brain capabilities.
I'm certain that all feats of so-called human intelligence - impressive as they are - PALE BY COMPARISON to man's original wisdom.
This may well explain some of the ancient mysteries that still baffle scientists, such as the Gobekli Tepe ruins in Turkey and rhw Sacsayhuamán ruins in Cusco, Peru.
When man sinned, God's glory departed and approximately 90% of his mind-brain functions shut down, leaving only the 10% that presently sustains human life.
Man went from being glorified and immortal to destitute of glory and mortal (Romans 3:23).
90% of his mind-brain became DARKENED.
Thank God that this pitiful condition is ONLY TEMPORARY.
We were created and PREDESTINED FOR GLORY:
Those who KNOW JESUS will be, once again, glorified and crowned with glory for eternity (Romans 8:29-30; Ephesians 1:4).
Just think of WHAT we may accomplish when His glory is UNVEILED in us:
Isaiah 64:4, 1 Corinthians 2:9:
"Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, NEITHER HAVE ENTERED INTO THE HEART OF MAN, the things WHICH GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THEM THAT LOVE HIM".
TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
WHERE'S THE GRACE?
A good place to start with regards to ANY TEACHING, or ANY wind of doctrine that blows your way, is by asking this ALL IMPORTANT question:
WHERE'S the Grace?
If Salvation - the GREATEST BLESSING of all - is 100% FREE, HOW can LESSER blessings COST ME?
THAT is worth repeating:
If SALVATION - the GREATEST BLESSING of all - is 100% FREE, HOW can LESSER blessings COST ME?
It simply DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.
And if they COST ME, if I have to PAY A 10% RELIGIOUS TAX ON MY INCOME-- FALSELY CALLED "TITHE"...
OR IF I HAVE TO DONATE to a small group of select preachers in order to receive those LESSER blessings (like health, prosperity, abundance)...
Then WHERE THE HECK is the Grace?
For that matter, WHERE THE HECK is THE FAITH?
Grace means UNDESERVED - repeat: UNDESERVED - Goodness.
Grace is something good we get from God that WE DO NOT DESERVE.
That we CANNOT EARN.
Grace IS ALWAYS FREE.
Again: GRACE is ALWAYS free.
If you have to GIVE something, then IT'S NOT FREE, and it's NOT Grace:
Grace and faith are INSEPARABLE:
Everything God does for mankind is by Grace through faith.
That's how He blessed Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3).
That's how He made Abraham VERY RICH (Genesis 13:2; 5-6).
That's how He DECLARED Abraham RIGHTEOUS (Genesis 15:6).
Abraham DID NOTHING for these blessings.
I repeat: Abraham DID NOTHING, and Abraham GAVE NOTHING, in order to obtain these blessings.
All he "did" was BELIEVE GOD.
Again: All Abraham "did" was BELIEVE (TRUST) GOD.
Abraham DIDN'T "SOW A SEED" in order to receive such blessings.
He got THE BLESSING for free!!!
He did not deserve SUCH BLESSING!
He got it for ONE REASON:
God is EXTREMELY GOOD.
God is EXTREMELY GRACIOUS.
And He DELIGHTS in blessing His children (Luke 12:32).
According to Galatians 3:29, if you are IN Christ, then YOU are Abraham's seed and RIGHTFUL HEIR TO HIS BLESSING.
You DON'T HAVE TO "TITHE" OR "GIVE" in order to get Abraham's blessing.
Abraham's blessing comes on your life IF YOU, LIKE ABRAHAM, TRUST JESUS 100%.
"Well, you're wrong: Abraham was a tither"...
No, YOU are wrong. Abraham WAS NOT a tither.
Abraham NEVER TITHED IN HIS ENTIRE LIFE.
God had made Abraham extremely wealthy and HE NEVER TITHED A DIME of his own, great wealth.
He tithed ONLY ONCE and the 10% he gave to Melchizedek was NOT from his own wealth, but from the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, WHICH HE HAD RECOVERED in the process of rescuing Lot.
Abraham had RECOVERED Sodom and Gomorrah's wealth, which the kings of Elam HAD STOLEN.
He GAVE 10% OF Sodom's STOLEN GOODS that HE'D RECOVERED TO Melchizedek - then PAID HIMSELF (took a proportionate amount of the food he and his servants had eaten), and THEN HE GAVE ALL THE REST BACK TO ITS RIGHTFUL OWNER, the king of Sodom.
That is EXACTLY what Genesis 14:11-24 says.
That is EXACTLY what it has said for the past 3,500 years.
Abraham NEVER GAVE God, Melchizedek - or ANYONE ELSE a penny from HIS OWN MONEY.
And there isn't ONE Scripture - from Genesis to Revelation - that says he did:
My problem with so-called "word of faith" teaching is NOT faith. It's NOT speaking (confessing) the Word in the Spirit. It's NOT prosperity itself: I'm NOT anti-prosperity. God doesn't require us to be poor, and living in poverty doesn't win us any brownie points with Him.
God WANTS TO bless His children with prosperity JUST LIKE HE BLESSED Abraham: BY GRACE.
Not because WE are "good", but because HE IS GOOD.
My ONLY problem is THEIR DECEPTIVE MESSAGE that we have to GIVE to one of the scam artists preaching the so called "word of faith" message in order for God to bless us.
God LOVES unconditionally.
God GIVES unconditionally. NO STRINGS.
And His blessings CANNOT - CANNOT - CANNOT - be BOUGHT or "EARNED".
When you tell your audience that they have to "believe" for whatever blessing they want: then turn around and say that THEY ALSO HAVE TO GIVE MONEY in order to get that blessing, THEN IT'S NOT A BLESSING.
It's a PURCHASE.
That's NOT grace, that's BRIBE.
And there ISN'T ONE Scripture - IN THE ENTIRE BIBLE - that says that GIVING to a "word of faith" scam artist - or to anyone else - will cause God to GIVE TO YOU or move on your behalf.
If you tell someone that God's blessings are CONTINGENT on them GIVING YOU 10% OF THEIR INCOMES, WHERE'S THE GRACE and WHERE'S THE FAITH in THAT?
You can call yourself "word of faith" ‘til your lying face turns RED WITH SHAME:
What you're doing IS SOWING FEAR in the hearts of your audience: "gee, UNLESS I "tithe", God won't bless me". "UNLESS I DONATE ("sow a seed") God WON'T give me ____".
That's FEAR, NOT faith.
You are NEGATING what little faith they might have.
If you, dear Christian, WANT some BLESSING from God (A BLESSING, by definition, is something that IS NOT OUT OF LINE WITH HIS WORD) ask Him for it!
Ask Him, TRUST that His Goodness gives it to you.
...TRUSTING that God is TOO GOOD, and TOO GRACIOUS NOT to grant your wish.
And, by all means, SPEAK ACCORDINGLY.
By all means, EXPECT IT to manifest in your life.
BUT DON'T INSULT God with your MEASLY "BRIBE":
"Instruct them that are rich in this present age, that they be not haughty, NOR TRUST IN UNCERTAIN RICHES, BUT IN THE LIVING GOD, WHO GIVES US RICHLY ALL THINGS TO ENJOY" (1 Timothy 6:17).
"He that SPARED NOT HIS OWN Son, but delivered him up for us all, HOW SHALL HE NOT WITH HIM ALSO FREELY GIVE US ALL THINGS?
Which part of ‘WITH Him ALSO FREELY GIVE US ALL THINGS" don't word of faith preachers GET?
MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2015
WHAT... NO MILLIONAIRES?
"For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But IF WE HAVE FOOD AND CLOTHING, LET US BE CONTENT WITH THAT.
THOSE WHO WANT TO GET RICH FALL INTO TEMPTATION AND A TRAP AND INTO MANY FOOLISH AND HARMFUL DESIRES THAT PLUNGE PEOPLE INTO RUIN AND DESTRUCTION.
For the love of money is a root of all evil. SOME PEOPLE, EAGER FOR MONEY, HAVE WANDERED FROM THE FAITH and pierced themselves with many griefs.
But you, man of God, FLEE FROM ALL THIS, and pursue righteousness... (1 Timothy 6:7-11)
Oral Roberts began teaching his "Seed faith" heresy in 1947: that's 69 YEARS AGO.
Two years later (in 1949) his false doctrine was further distorted by the so-called "Word of Faith" movement launched by Kenneth E. Hagin: that was 67 YEARS AGO.
HOW LONG IS A FAIR AMOUNT OF TIME to determine if some doctrine is true or false?
HOW LONG does it take TO PROVE if a RELIGIOUS THEORY works or DOESN'T WORK?
...5 years? 10 years? Wouldn't 15 YEARS be MORE THAN FAIR?
Oh, what the heck, let's make it 20 YEARS...
It's been OVER THREE TIMES that.
It's been ALMOST 70 YEARS!!!
I have ONE simple question for all the word of faith preachers and their adoring groupies:
WHERE are all the MILLIONAIRES?
SHOULDN'T AT LEAST HALF of their idolatrous followers who:
A. Have loyally attended their meetings ALL THESE YEARS, FOR SEVEN DECADES.
B. "Fed their faith" by BUYING and listening to ALL their heretical tapes and CD's AD NAUSEAM.
C. "TITHED" 10% OF THEIR GROSS INCOMES to those greedy, self-serving S.O.B's.
D. Have "sowed" INNUMERABLE "seeds" by giving OFFERING AFTER OFFERING AFTER OFFERING - ON TOP OF their "tithes".
E. HAVE CONFESSED "THE WORD" ad infinitum. And...
F. HAVE BEEN CALLING THINGS "WHICH ARE NOT as though THEY WERE" - ALL THOSE YEARS...
...SHOULDN'T THEY HAVE SEEN some DRAMATIC results by now?
Shouldn't AT LEAST HALF OF THEM be LIVING IN 6 MILLION DOLLAR MANSIONS, like their idols?
Shouldn't at least HALF of them HAVE MILLIONS in the bank?
...Own private airplanes?
...Drive Rolls Royces and wear Rolexes?
...Be EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL entrepreneurs?
WHERE ARE ALL these "EXTREMELY prosperous" Christians for whom this teaching has produced THE RESULTS PROMISED by the word of faith preachers?
WHERE ARE ALL the "HUNDREDFOLD returns" on ALL they've given?
WHERE ARE THE ARMIES of WEALTHY Christians living IN THE PROSPERITY and ABUNDANCE their "leaders" promised?
They BRAG ABOUT being "WORLD changers", when they can't even change the lives of 50 blindly DEVOTED FANS!
And this - in THE MOST PROSPEROUS nation on earth!
They say we are supposed to establish God's Kingdom on earth by "sowing seeds", meaning MONEY.
THEY'VE BEEN AT IT FOR almost 7 DECADES and - by ANYONE'S STANDARDS - they have FAILED MISERABLY.
WHERE IS this "Kingdom of God" that THEY'VE established on earth?
Even a casual observer can see that the world is decaying and becoming more rotten, violent, and unmanageable each day.
Therefore, THEY HAVE FAILED BY ALL applicable standards.
The ONLY ONES who HAVE BECOME millionaires and live in mansions ARE THE GREEDY PREACHERS WHO BRAINWASH their followers with this false doctrine ‘round the clock.
I have THREE QUESTIONS for those Christians still involved in this ungodly piece of DECEPTIVE, GREED-DRIVEN religious crap:
1. Don't any of you HAVE EVEN HALF a brain?
2. Can't any of you THINK FOR YOURSELVES and realize YOU'RE BEING SWINDLED?
3. Are you really THAT stupid?
Unfortunately, "Word of Faith" is now THE DOMINANT THEOLOGY in the Pentecostal movement.
They now have a satellite channel where you can watch and hear this manipulative manure 24/7.
You can GET BRAINWASHED by this heresy - ON PURPOSE!!!
You can GO TO SLEEP hearing about money, and wake up the next morning STILL HEARING ABOUT MONEY:
GIMME, GIMME, GIMME, GIMME...
TITHE, TITHE, TITHE, TITHE...
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY, MONEY...
Just what we needed: more religious brainwashing, more scam artists using Jesus' Name FOR PERSONAL GAIN, more dumb sheep being fleeced and led astray.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016
DID JESUS CURSE ISRAEL?
According to UNBIBLICAL Replacement Theology, when Jesus cursed the fig tree for finding only leaves and no fruit, He cursed Israel, annulled the ETERNAL covenant made with them, and REPLACED Israel with the Church, and the Old Testament with the New (Matthew 21:19-21).
That the New Testament HAS REPLACED the Old Testament is absolutely true (2 Corinthians 3:14; Hebrews 7:22; 8:6-13; 10:9).
That the Church - regardless of HOW one interprets the word "Church" - has replaced Israel is FALSE.
That God has annulled His Covenant with Israel IS PATENTLY FALSE.
And that God has CURSED Israel is UTTERLY RIDICULOUS.
There is NO INDICATION WHATSOEVER in Scripture that in cursing ONE fig tree --among THE MANY that ABOUND in Jerusalem, and ALL OVER the Middle East -- Jesus was cursing Israel.
Let alone that He was CONTRADICTING HIMSELF -- which would make Him A LIAR -- by revoking THE ETERNAL COVENANT He made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
That doctrine is nothing but FALSE, UNBIBLICAL, SINFUL, God-contradicting, HUMAN CONJECTURE.
That self-serving theology was INVENTED by guys like Hippolytus (4th century) and Augustine (5th century) to "justify" their religion's virulent antisemitism.
It was PURE CONJECTURE THEN, just like it is today -- and JUST AS FALSE.
Unfortunately, even Martin Luther, who sought to reform the organized religion into which the Christian faith had degenerated -- and who restored the light of Salvation by Grace only, through faith only, in Christ only -- could not break free from that deceitful religious tradition.
That ONE LONE fig tree had dried up from the root by the following morning. There's NO INDICATION anywhere of Israel "drying up".
If God cursed them, HOW COME they're back in the Holy Land, and in possession of Jerusalem, after almost 2,000 years in exile?
Yes, they've been persistently rebellious.
They've often been chastised for their rebellions.
But God has neither left them nor forsaken them, as their own history PROVES.
...As the existence of the State of Israel PROVES.
...As the MILLIONS IF NOT BILLIONS of Jews scattered throughout the gentile world PROVES.
Well, what about Malachi 3:9, where God says "you are cursed with a curse, the whole nation"?
In context, if you read THE REST OF the passage, that "curse" involved ONLY Israel's LAND not producing abundantly as a result of Israel's failure to tithe (give 10% of) their cattle, grain and produce FOR THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM.
Verses 10-12 of the same passage PROMISE A GREAT BLESSING on Israel, an agricultural bonanza, for which ALL OTHER NATIONS WOULD CALL THEM BLESSED (Malachi 3:9-12).
There was NO CURSE ON INDIVIDUALS, or ON ISRAEL'S PEOPLE.
And there was NO ANNULMENT of the ETERNAL covenant made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Genesis 17:7; 26:2-4; 28:13-15; Hebrews 13:20).
There isn't ONE verse in the entire Bible, where God curses Israel.
There are many passages, in both Old and New Testaments, where God BLESSES Israel, and professes that they are still - AND FOREVERMORE - His Chosen People:
"And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And IN YOU ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH WILL BE BLESSED." (Genesis 12:3)
"...I am the LORD God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac: the land on which you lie, to you will I give it, and to your descendants.
And YOUR DESCENDANTS SHALL BE AS THE DUST OF THE EARTH, and YOU SHALL SPREAD ABROAD TO THE WEST, AND TO THE EAST, AND TO THE NORTH, AND TO THE SOUTH: and in you and in your descendants SHALL ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH BE BLESSED" (Genesis 28:13-14).
"And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.
And God said unto him, I AM God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; A NATION AND A COMPANY OF NATIONS SHALL BE OF YOU, and kings shall come out of your loins: and the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, TO YOU I WILL GIVE IT, AND TO YOUR SEED AFTER YOU WILL I GIVE THE LAND" (Genesis 35:10-12).
"This is what the Lord says, He who appoints THE SUN TO SHINE BY DAY, WHO DECREES THE MOON AND STARS TO SHINE BY NIGHT...
Only if these ordinances (the sun, the moon, the stars) vanish from my sight, declares the Lord, will Israel EVER CEASE BEING A NATION BEFORE ME. declares the Lord.
This is what the Lord says:
ONLY IF THE HEAVENS ABOVE CAN BE MEASURED AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH BELOW BE SEARCHED OUT WILL I REJECT ALL THE DESCENDANTS OF ISRAEL because of all they have done" (Jeremiah 31:35-37).
"I ask then: Did God REJECT HIS PEOPLE? BY NO MEANS! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. God DID NOT REJECT HIS PEOPLE, WHOM HE FOREKNEW" (Romans 11:1-2).
"I DO NOT WANT YOU TO BE IGNORANT OF THIS MYSTERY, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part UNTIL the full number of the Gentiles has come in, and then ALL ISRAEL WILL BE SAVED.
As it is written:
"The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
And THIS IS MY COVENANT WITH THEM WHEN I TAKE AWAY THEIR SINS" (Romans 11:25-27).
How ironic that these verses were addressed to the church in Rome, the very one that over the next few centuries spawned the Replacement Theology heresy, DELIBERATELY IGNORING what the Holy Spirit had said --DIRECTLY TO THEM -- through Paul.
God has NOT rejected and WILL NEVER reject Israel.
JESUS DID NOT CURSE ISRAEL.
What we know today as the Church is made up of BELIEVERS IN THE JEWISH MESSIAH who, by faith, HAVE BEEN "grafted in" and MADE PARTAKERS OF GOD'S ETERNAL COVENANT with Abraham, Isaac AND ISRAEL (Romans 11:17-18).
The Church is simply a whole bunch of gentiles who have been SPIRITUALLY made part of the Commonwealth of Israel (Ephesians 2:12-13).
Whenever you think about your own Salvation, you better THANK JESUS -- your VERY JEWISH God and Savior -- that His ETERNAL Covenant with Israel is STILL IN FORCE, and that it can never, and will never, be revoked (Romans 11:29). Amen.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2016
HOW DID JESUS FULFILL THE LAW?
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I HAVE not COME to abolish them but TO FULFILL THEM" (Matthew 5:17)
Jesus FULFILLED GOD'S LAW down to every last jot and tittle.
The question is, "HOW?"
HOW DID JESUS FULFILL God's Law?
Did Jesus ALWAYS OBSERVE the 10 Commandments?
Scripture says THAT JESUS - yes, holy, sweet, God in the flesh, obedient unto death, marvelous Jesus - DID NOT always keep the 10 Commandments.
Jesus, BEING THE TRUE, ETERNAL Sabbath, broke the 24-hour Sabbath -- REPEATEDLY (John 5:17).
The 10 Commandments ARE NOT - repeat, ARE NOT - the fulfillment of God's Law.
There isn't ONE VERSE in the Bible that says they are.
HOW, THEN, could Jesus FULFILL GOD'S LAW?
Jesus is Love of the Divine kind (1 John 4:16).
Jesus is Perfect Love Personified.
Perfect Love IS THE ONLY fulfillment of God's Law (Matthew 22:37-40; Romans 13:9-10; Galatians 5:14):
Jesus simply DID NOT DO ANYTHING that was OUT OF LINE WITH Perfect, Divine (agape) Love (John 15:13).
He did ONLY what He saw the Father do (John 5:19).
He said ONLY what He heard the Father say (John 12:49).
Hence, EVERYTHING He did, said, or thought came from Divine Love (John 14:10).
When God's Word talks about God's Law being "perfect" (Psalm 19:7), He is NOT referring to the Sinai Law which is IMPERFECT.
The Sinai Law, though good and holy (which means "set apart"), WAS AND IS IMPERFECT:
The Sinai Law has "greater" and "lesser" commandments. Therefore, it CANNOT be perfect (Hebrews 7:19).
The Sinai Law is STERN.
The Sinai Law is called "a shadow" (Hebrews 10:1).
There's NO SUCH THING AS a PERFECT shadow.
Shadows are A MERE REFLECTION OF something real, but NEVER THE REAL THING.
Again: Shadows are A REFLECTION OF something real, but NEVER THE REAL THING.
If the Sinai Law were perfect, Jesus wouldn't have CORRECTED IT.
What??? You're crazy!!! Where did you get that?
He CORRECTED the Sinai Law by saying the GREATEST and NUMBER ONE commandment -- ON WHICH HUNG NOT ONLY ALL THE LAW, BUT ALL THE PROPHETS, was to Love God with ALL OUR HEART, soul, strength and mind (Matthew 22:38; 36-40).
But that is NOT what the Sinai Law states:
The Sinai Law's GREATEST and NUMBER ONE commandment is NOT TO HAVE STRANGE GODS BEFORE God (Exodus 20:1-3).
Jesus was SPEAKING OF A HIGHER LAW, the Law of Divine Love, the Law of FREEDOM, which is the Royal Law of God's Kingdom.
The Sinai Law does contain the commandments to love God with ALL our heart, soul and strength (Deuteronomy 6:5), and to love neighbor as ourselves (Leviticus 19:18) -- although these commandments are NOT among the 10.
Only one tiny problem: such Love is NOT natural, but SUPERNATURAL.
Such Love is NOT PRODUCED BY COMMANDMENTS, or by commandment "keeping", but by the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5).
Such Love is UTTERLY IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT the Holy Spirit LIVING INSIDE US (Romans 8:9; 16).
That is why SPIRITUAL RE-BIRTH (the born again experience) IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY for Salvation (John 3:5; Romans 8:9;16).
That is why the Sinai Law CANNOT SAVE ANYONE:
It has NEVER SAVED A SINGLE SOUL, and NEVER WILL (Romans 3:20; Galatians 2:16).
1) It's NOT perfect, and can't make ANYONE perfect (Hebrews 7:19; 10:1).
2) It's NOT based on Love, but on fear of "retribution" for breaking EVEN ONE of its 613 commandments (James 2:8-10).
3) It CANNOT REGENERATE ANYONE, or make them "born again" by BRINGING THEIR DEAD SPIRITS BACK TO the Life (Jesus).
ONLY FAITH in Jesus, which works by Divine Love, can accomplish that (Acts 13:39; Galatians 5:6).
Therefore, Psalm 19:7 - which says God's Law is perfect- is NOT talking about the Sinai Law, but about THE PERFECT Royal Law of PERFECT, DIVINE LOVE which DOES NO WRONG TO GOD OR ONE'S NEIGHBOR (James 1:25).
The Royal Law and PERFECT Law of God's Kingdom is Divine Love. It SUPERSEDES the Sinai Law.
Divine Love IS the FULFILLMENT of God's PERFECT, Royal Law of Love (Romans 13:9-10).
James refers to the Royal Law of Divine Love as "the law OF LIBERTY" (James 1:25).
The Sinai Law PUT PEOPLE IN BONDAGE (Romans 7:6: Galatians 4:25; 5:1).
It was given to a bunch of former SLAVES, who thought and acted as SLAVES:
And in the 3,500 years since it was given through Moses, it has produced NOTHING BUT slaves.
ALL that SLAVES can do is follow COMMANDMENTS.
Furthermore, all who STILL live under the Sinai Law are UNDER A CURSE (Galatians 3:10).
The ONLY THING that can satisfy God's Royal Law of Love, is Divine Love Himself.
Since God IS Love, the ONLY ONE WHO CAN SATISFY (FULFILL) GOD, IS LOVE HIMSELF.
Jesus is God's Perfect Love Personified.
Hence, ONLY JESUS can satisfy (fulfill) God.
Even though we DO NOT ACT PERFECTLY ON THE OUTSIDE...
Those who HAVE JESUS (Perfect Love) INSIDE are CREDITED with HIS PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS, and with having FULFILLED God's Law (2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 John 5:12).
Those who DO NOT HAVE JESUS INSIDE can keep "commandments" until their self-righteous faces turn yellow, pink and purple - THEY ARE NEITHER RIGHTEOUS, NOR WILL THEY EVER FULFILL GOD'S LAW.
They're ALL HEADED FOR HELL.
Repent self-righteous religionists! Stop believing MORTALS, and START TRUSTING the IMMORTAL GOD.
Salvation is ENTIRELY (100%) His DOING.
Salvation is NOT something we do, Salvation IS DONE TO US when we receive Christ.
Again: Salvation is NOT something we do: Salvation IS DONE TO US, by sheer Grace, when we receive Christ.
Receive HIS Salvation (Jesus), PUT YOUR TRUST TOTALLY ON HIM, and you're GUARANTEED eternal Life.
Try to "help" God save you with "your own" DOING OR NOT DOING and YOU'RE GUARANTEED HELL, and possibly, THE ETERNAL LAKE OF FIRE.
If you TRUST YOUR OWN OBEDIENCE for Salvation, you're NOT Christian and you're headed for hell (Psalm 143:2):
Either ABANDON all pretense of SELF righteousness, and TRUST CHRIST COMPLETELY -- or STOP CALLING yourself "Christian".
FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016
WHEN JESUS APPEARS
"THERE WILL BE SIGNS IN THE SUN, MOON AND STARS. On the earth, NATIONS WILL BE IN ANGUISH AND PERPLEXITY at the roaring and tossing of the sea.
People will faint from terror, APPREHENSIVE OF WHAT IS COMING ON THE WORLD, FOR THE HEAVENLY BODIES WILL BE SHAKEN.
At that time THEY WILL SEE the Son of Man COMING IN A CLOUD WITH POWER AND GREAT GLORY.
When these things BEGIN to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because YOUR REDEMPTION IS DRAWING NEAR." (Luke 21:25-28)
One thing the Holy Spirit has taught me, as I've studied and meditated God's Word - which He inspired, and therefore ONLY HE can reveal - is to pay attention, NOT ONLY TO WHAT HE SAYS, but what He DOESN'T say.
As I've read, studied and meditated these verses from Luke's Gospel, I've always been struck by the phrase "THEY will see the Son of man"...
What He DOESN'T say is that "YOU will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds".
It says "THEY" meaning, in context, unbelievers.
Does that mean that Christians WON'T SEE JESUS COMING IN THE CLOUDS?
We may, or we may not.
However, we WILL SEE JESUS, PRIMARILY NOT coming to us FROM THE OUTSIDE - like unbelievers - BUT EMERGING FROM INSIDE each of us, who truly KNOW Him:
When He appears WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM, for we will see Him AS HE IS (1 John 3:2).
When He appears to us and IN US -- WE become MANIFESTED Sons of God, JUST LIKE Jesus (Romans 8:19).
When He appears to us, ALL OF US will conform to His Image (Romans 8:29).
The reason He comes TO THEM "from OUTSIDE" is because THEY (evidently) DO NOT HAVE Jesus.
The reason He COMES TO US FROM INSIDE is BECAUSE WE DO HAVE HIM!!! (1 John 5:12)
Those who DON'T HAVE Jesus will see Him ON THE OUTSIDE, coming in the clouds.
Those who HAVE Jesus, will see Him Face to face:
When that which is PERFECT (Jesus, the Personification of God's Love and Perfection) COMES, that which is IMPERFECT in us (this false, temporary "outer self" will BE DONE AWAY WITH (1 Corinthians 13:10; 15:50-55).
Glory to God!
This GREAT TRUTH should be preached from EVERY PULPIT in Christendom, by every pastor, priest, or minister of the Gospel.
THIS is the Church's divinely appointed Destiny.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016
RAPTURE OF "THOMASES"
We regularly hear from people who fear that their loved ones will be "left behind".
I have a word of encouragement for them today:
A) EVERYONE will SEE JESUS coming in the clouds (Luke 21:27; Revelation 1:7).
This business promoted by the prophecy establishment about a "secret Rapture", and that those WHO STAY on earth will have NO IDEA about what just happened, or why millions - or even BILLIONS - have disappeared, is a bunch of MAN-INVENTED RELIGIOUS BALONEY:
Such teaching is pure speculation and has ZERO BIBLICAL SUPPORT.
Equally farcical is their absurd theory that New Agers will claim that we were abducted by aliens, or that we experienced some metaphysical leap into another realm because we didn't get with their agenda.
Revelation 6:15-17 COULDN'T BE CLEARER:
"Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, AND EVERYONE ELSE, BOTH SLAVE AND FREE, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. They called to the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us and HIDE US FROM THE FACE OF HIM who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! Because THE GREAT DAY OF THEIR WRATH HAS COME, and who can withstand it?"
Which part of "kings of the earth, princes, generals, the rich, the mighty, AND EVERYONE ELSE, BOTH SLAVE AND FREE" don't THEY understand?
Which part of "HIDE US FROM HIS FACE" don't THEY understand?
Which part of "THE GREAT DAY OF HIS WRATH HAS COME" don't THEY understand?
There's NOTHING "secret" about the Rapture.
GOD SAYS that those who remain on earth WILL KNOW EXACTLY what has happened, and THAT TERRIBLE THINGS are coming upon the earth and UPON THEM.
B) DOUBTERS CAN STILL BE SAVED
There are those who, like the other 10 disciples, believe in Jesus' Resurrection WITHOUT seeing it.
And there are those like Thomas, and LIKE JESUS' OWN CARNAL brothers, who DID NOT BELIEVE IN HIM UNTIL AFTER THEY SAW HIM resurrected, WITH THEIR OWN EYES (John 7:5; Acts 1:12-14).
Jesus told Thomas "Because you have seen me, Thomas, you have believed: BLESSED ARE THEY THAT HAVE NOT SEEN, AND HAVE BELIEVED" (John 20:29)
Jesus NEVER told Thomas THAT HE WOULDN'T BE SAVED because he had NEEDED TO SEE in order to believe.
That Thomas and Jesus' carnal brothers WERE SAVED -- despite their initial DOUBTS -- is undisputed, since they were gathered together in the Upper Room on that first Pentecost after His Ascension, and they were all filled with His most Holy Spirit (Acts 1:13-14; 2:1-4).
My main point is this: There are millions of us who believe and KNOW THAT JESUS IS ALIVE, and that He PHYSICALLY rose from the dead, WITHOUT seeing it.
There are those who WON'T believe in Him, like Thomas, UNTIL they SEE HIM RESURRECTED - with their OWN EYES.
That is why EVERY EYE MUST SEE HIM, as He appears IN THE CLOUDS (Revelation 1:7).
EVERYONE on earth will get "one last chance" to believe (trust) Jesus.
That is why Joel 2:32 ASSURES US that those who DO NOT presently believe in Him, and turn to Him with all their hearts IN THE FINAL SECONDS of this age, when they SEE HIM coming "with power and great glory" - EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM WILL BE SAVED.
Oh, how merciful and gracious is our Lord and God!
WHOEVER shall call on the Name of the Lord (Jesus) - in those final moments, WILL BE SAVED (Joel 2:32).
Take courage in KNOWING that Jesus will give them EVERY OPPORTUNITY to call on Him and be saved - even if THEY HAVE TO SEE HIM in order to believe.
As for UNBELIEVERS who may be thinking "oh well, in that case, I'll just hold out until I SEE Jesus with my own eyes, resurrected and returning"...
There's ONE FLIP SIDE to the truths we have presented:
You DON'T KNOW if YOU will be ALIVE when Jesus appears.
You DON'T KNOW whether you'll be alive tomorrow, one hour from now, or even in 10 minutes.
And if you die without Christ, you're going to hell: No ifs, ands, or buts...
You have NOTHING to lose, by receiving Jesus into your heart.
Therefore, the smart thing is to give your heart to Jesus NOW - as in RIGHT NOW.
Don't be a fool and postpone the decision for 10 minutes, when you can get saved IN 10 SECONDS.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2016
NOT AS YOU WILL
As HOLY, SINLESS Jesus was about to take upon Himself the sin of the world...
As He was about to be arrested, slandered, mocked, falsely accused, lashed, spit upon, crowned with thorns, beaten and crucified...
As He was about to spend three days and nights IN HELL ITSELF for OUR SAKE, in order to SAVE rebellious men and women...
His prayer was:
"...Father, IF IT IS YOUR WILL, remove this cup from me: nevertheless NOT MY WILL, BUT YOURS, be done".
BEING IN AGONY "he prayed more earnestly: and HIS SWEAT WAS AS IT WERE GREAT DROPS OF BLOOD falling down to the ground" (Luke 22:32-40).
Jesus' SUPREME example of obedience and humility, even in moments of excruciating SUFFERING, seems to be lost on many of His supposed "followers".
Jesus Himself warned that MANY would come SUPPOSEDLY "in His Name", saying that He (Jesus) IS the Messiah, AND THEY WOULD DECEIVE MANY (Matthew 24:4).
THE REASON these so-called Christians ARE DECEIVERS...
THE REASON they DECEIVE OTHERS, and are DECEIVED THEMSELVES, is because they DO NOT follow Jesus' example.
They DON'T CARE what the Will of God is.
Again: They DON'T CARE what God's Will is.
They WANT THEIR OWN WILL, and want to IMPOSE THEIR WILL ON GOD - and on EVERYONE else:
"NOT as you will, Father, BUT AS I WILL".
"NOT your will, God, BUT MY WILL be done".
I DON'T CARE, God, that you so loved this rotten world that you sent Jesus to REMOVE ALL SIN FOREVER.
I DON'T CARE that you said Salvation can't be earned, and that it IS A GIFT.
MY WILL is that Jesus' Supreme Sacrifice IS NOT SUFFICIENT to save.
MY WILL is to add MY OWN WORKS and make them co-saviors, along with Jesus.
MY WILL is to "earn" - at least in part - my way to heaven.
NOT your will, God, but MY WILL be done.
I DON'T CARE if you said that your Gifts including Salvation -- the greatest gift of all -- are IRREVOCABLE (Romans 11:29).
MY WILL is that Salvation can be LOST.
NOT your will, God, but MY WILL be done.
I DON'T CARE, God, that you said your Gifts CANNOT be bought, I want to "prosper", live in luxury and excess, BY FLEECING YOUR DUMB SHEEP.
Therefore, I WILL LIE, twist your Word, take it out of context, and TEACH that "you say" PEOPLE CAN BUY YOUR "GRACE" by donating money TO ME.
NOT your will, God, but MY WILL be done.
I DON'T CARE that the tithe was only cattle grain and produce - NEVER MONEY -- I DON'T CARE that tithe laws were given ONLY to natural Jews, I DON'T CARE that ONLY Levites are authorized to receive tithes, and I DON'T CARE that they applied ONLY while there was a temple in Jerusalem, I will threaten dumb Christians with a curse IF THEY DON'T PAY 10% of their incomes TO ME.
I will say that GIVING 10% of their INCOMES TO ME, is really "tithing" TO YOU, God".
And, since I know that most of your sheep ARE REALLY, REALLY STUPID, and DON'T HAVE A CLUE about what you REALLY said, I'll exploit their IGNORANCE -- ON PURPOSE!!!.
NOT your will, God, but MY WILL be done.
I DON'T CARE that you said you alone should be worshiped, I DON'T EVEN CARE that THE FIRST COMMANDMENT is to love you with ALL my heart, soul, strength and mind, I DON'T CARE that the first of the 10 commandments is to have "NO OTHER GODS before you"...
We WANT A GODDESS, so we will turn Jesus' mother Mary into one - WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.
We will worship Mary, WHETHER YOU APPROVE OR NOT, and "justify" our rebellion by calling it "veneration".
WE DON'T CARE that you say over and over that Joseph and Mary had sex, and that Jesus had brothers and sisters, we want to INVENT THE FANTASY that Mary was a "perpetual virgin" and that Jesus' brothers were really "His cousins".
NOT your will, God, but MY WILL be done.
I DON'T CARE that the Bible teaches a 3½ year tribulation, WE WANT TO EXTEND the judgment and suffering to 7 years - because we like Scofield's theory BETTER than your Word.
NOT your will, God, but MY WILL be done.
I DON'T CARE that you revealed the identity of the Greek Antichrist 2,600 years ago, I WANT HIM to be Pope Francis or President Obama, or the Mahdi, or Islam.
NOT your will, God, but MY WILL be done.
I DON'T CARE that your word states unequivocally that Antichrist's appearance is "after the working (or energizing) of Satan (2 Thessalonians 2:9), I WANT IT to be the result of some STUPID CONSPIRACY that I choose to believe. I DON'T CARE THAT IT'S NOT FOUND in the Bible, I so DO NOT care about YOUR WILL, GOD, that I'll compound my foolishness by LYING and calling the loony conspiracy "Bible prophecy".
NOT your will, God, but MY WILL be done.
WE DON'T CARE if you said, clear as crystal, that UNLESS a person is born physically (of water) and then RE-BORN SPIRITUALLY (of the Spirit) he or she CANNOT ENTER your Kingdom... (John 3:5)
We KNOW BETTER than you, God.
We'll teach that being a "good person" and not "harming anyone" will get us to heaven.
NOT your will, God, but MY WILL be done.
Jesus has dealt with, cleansed and removed, ALL sin - ANY sin!!!! -- of which you genuinely repent (Hebrews 9:26; 10:14).
There's ONLY ONE SIN that He is unable to take away, and that sin is an unrepentant, REBELLIOUS HEART.
Those who entertain such arrogance SHOULD KNOW THAT IT'S NOT THEIR SEXUAL SINS that will send them to hell.
IT'S NOT their drinking or drug bingeing that will send them to hell.
IT'S NOT their stealing, greed, envy, or their DISHONESTY that will send them to hell.
IT'S NOT even THEIR WRONG DOCTRINE (reprehensible as it may be) that will send them to hell.
It's their REBELLIOUS, UNREPENTANT, UNREGENERATE (and, therefore, DEGENERATE) HEART that will send them there.
When they find themselves in the torment of hell, they'll finally realize THAT THE ONLY WILL THAT MATTERS is God's.
IN HELL, NO ONE will give an amoeba's behind about "THEIR" OPINION, or WHAT "THEIR" WILL is.
And they won't come out of hell UNLESS they REPENT, receive Christ into their hearts as ONLY God, Savior and Lord, and say LIKE JESUS:
"NOT MY WILL, Father, BUT YOURS, be done".
TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016
WHERE DID ALL THE DEMONS GO?
Lord Jesus, I GIVE YOU PRAISE, humble myself and acknowledge that I'm LESS THAN NOTHING apart from you, my Lord.
I give you all the glory and praise. Thank you for your Love, Grace, TOTAL Salvation, Wisdom and Revelation.
Glory to the Word Incarnate for all the eons of eternity! Amen.
The humanoid beings that inhabited the earth prior to Adam, and rebelled against God, ALL PERISHED in the first flood (2 Peter 3:5-6):
They are known to us in the Bible as demons.
When God re-created the earth in Genesis 1:3-31, He gathered all the waters and caused dry land to appear.
Most demons remained trapped in the infernal region known to us generally as "hell" and, more specifically, in a compartment of hell known as "the abyss" or "bottomless pit" (Luke 8:31).
As I have repeatedly taught, all hell, including the abyss, is under the earth (Numbers 16:31-33; Ezekiel 31:14; 32:18) and access in and out of it is through the sea (Ezekiel 28:8).
During Noah's flood, the "fountains OF THE ABYSS BROKE" (Genesis 7:11) and this allowed SOME DEMONS to come back to earth in incorporeal form.
They then sought to possess humans so they could manifest on this planet, and function on it once again.
This is abundantly clear throughout the Gospels (Matthew 9:33; Mark 7:26-29; Luke 4:35; John 10:21).
It's often mentioned in ancient, extra-biblical Hebrew literature.
And there's veiled evidence of it even in the Old Testament (Psalm 106:37; Isaiah 34:14).
Jesus died TO REMOVE ALL our sins, rose from the dead and ascended to heaven, and He now HAS THE KEYS of death and Hades, which INCLUDES THE ABYSS (Revelation 1:17-18).
Most demons are locked up there, and they cannot get out UNTIL HE LETS THEM OUT.
Well what about all the Christian ministers, Christian TV and radio shows that CLAIM to cast out demons out of people - including Christians?
99% of it is FRAUDULENT sensationalism, designed to EXTRACT MONEY from stupid viewers and listeners, and TO EXALT the person doing the SUPPOSED "exorcism" and "prove" to the poor suckers who buy his act what a "POWERFUL MAN OF GOD" he is.
Wait a minute... Are you calling my favorite televangelist A PHONY?
I haven't mentioned any names. However, "if the shoe fits"...
Demon possessions after Calvary are EXTREMELY RARE, and only occur with people HEAVILY and PERSISTENTLY INVOLVED in satanic or occultist activities (Acts 16:16).
Demons, generally speaking, are once again locked up in the abyss and they're not getting out en masse until Jesus allows them.
That is precisely what happens in Revelation 9:1-5.
Satan is cast out of heaven and is GIVEN THE KEY TO THE ABYSS: HE IS PERMITTED TO OPEN THE PIT and heavy smoke comes out followed by a demon invasion.
Those demons then get to HORRIBLY TORMENT unsaved mankind FOR 5 MONTHS (Revelation 9:5).
WHERE DO ALL THOSE DEMONS GO AFTER the 5 months are over?
According to Revelation 18:2, they ALL GO TO ROME:
"And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great (Rome) IS FALLEN, IS FALLEN, and HAS BECOME THE HABITATION OF DEMONS, AND THE HAUNT OF EVERY FOUL SPIRIT, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird."
"EVERY foul spirit" means EVERY foul spirit.
That would INCLUDE the three FOUL spirits that come out of the mouths of Satan, Antichrist and their false prophet to summon all the heathen armies to Armageddon to try to IMPEDE the return of Christ and the establishment of His Kingdom on earth (Revelation 16:13-16).
Are you saying that Rome will be destroyed?
No. GOD SAYS it WILL BE (Revelation 17:18; 19:1-4).
Are you saying that the Pope, Cardinals, and other religious hierarchy, will die?
I have NO IDEA if there will even BE a Pope when that happens.
The Vatican and its priceless treasures will go up in flames, since it's annexed to Rome.
The entire city will be OBLITERATED, never to rise again (Revelation 18:21).
EVERYONE who remains in Rome at that time - Jew, gentile, Christian, atheist, agnostic, OR ANYTHING ELSE - will die.
That is why God SENDS AN ANGEL through mid-heaven ANNOUNCING Rome's impending destruction, and WARNING those in Rome to "COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE" (Revelation 14:8; 18:4).
If there are any Christians in Rome (who've been born-again during the reign of Antichrist) or Jews who may have sought TEMPORARY REFUGE there, and they ignore God's warning and stay in Rome, their souls may be saved, but THEY WILL BE DESTROYED ALONG WITH THAT infamous, BLOOD-SOAKED city, inebriated with the blood of Christ's saints (Revelation 18:24).
For those who may be new to this website: I was raised a VERY DEVOUT Roman Catholic.
JESUS wants EVERYONE, INCLUDING EVERY ONE OF my Catholic brothers and sisters SAVED, as do I.
I don't like this ANY BETTER than you.
But what "is written", IS written.
Monday, January 4, 2016
MUST THERE BE A TRIBULATION ?
God recently ASKED ME that question.
Two things I've learned from daily communion with Jesus are:
1) I can pick up a Divine cue. And,
2) I'm smart enough to know that when God ASKS ME something, He's NOT seeking answers from me, but is rather GIVING ME the answer to His own question.
Ecclesiastes 1:9 says "there is NOTHING new under the sun".
And yet Daniel 12:1 says:
"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".
HOW can BOTH statements be true?
And they MUST BE, because both are found in God's Holy Spirit inspired, INFALLIBLE written Word.
NOTHING new, means NOTHING new.
And if there's never been a time like the tribulation... THAT would make it NEW.
The coming tribulation will be THE SECOND tribulation that happens on this planet.
Daniel 12:1 says "There has never been such time of tribulation SINCE THERE WAS A NATION."
The Hebrew word for "nation" is goy: which can be translated "nation", "PEOPLE", or "gentile".
The coming tribulation will be a time of trouble such as HAS NEVER BEEN since there were PEOPLE (humans) on this planet.
This begs the question:
Was the earth populated at one point by NON-HUMANS?
It was populated by HUMANOID beings, which rebelled against God, along with Satan.
They all perished in the FIRST flood (Genesis 1:1-2; 2 Peter 3:5-6), which took place PRIOR TO Noah's (which was the SECOND and FINAL flood).
Those beings' disembodied SPIRITS are called "demons" in the Bible.
As a result of their rebellion, the earth was DEVASTATED.
Hence, in Genesis chapter 1, as God is about to RE-CREATE the destroyed earth, we find the earth was in a chaotic state: without form, empty, desolate, COVERED IN DARKNESS, and ENGULFED IN WATER (Genesis 1:1-2).
Since God is NOT the author of chaos, the earth COULDN'T HAVE BEEN that way originally, when He first created it.
It BECAME that way because of their sin.
Humanoid beings rebelled and, after giving them ample time to repent, which they DID NOT do, God sent severe judgments. ALL of them perished in the FIRST flood.
Then God "came" to earth in the form of Adam, a spiritual and physical copy of Himself, made JUST A LITTLE BELOW God (Psalm 8:5).
Adam's original mandate was to establish God's Kingdom on that renovated earth "HAVE DOMINION OVER the whole earth, subdue it" (Genesis 1:28).
The same thing will happen to earth, ONCE AGAIN, during the coming tribulation, Second Coming and Millennium.
The biggest differences are:
1) This time God sends Last Adam (Jesus) to establish His Kingdom.
And those who TRUST Jesus will be EVACUATED BEFORE He judges the earth with tribulation for the SECOND time.
Was there "Rapture" for SOME of those pre-Adamic, humanoid beings that, PERHAPS, stayed loyal to Jesus?
Were they resettled in some other realm until the earth "situation" is fully resolved?
Maybe: I don't have Scripture at the moment to prove it, but it's something interesting to ponder.
2) Jesus WON'T FAIL in His mission to establish His Kingdom on earth, as Adam failed.
3. This time God won't destroy the earth and its rebellious inhabitants with water, by sending a flood, but by fire (2 Peter 3:5-7).
God made a covenant with Noah and the animals in the ark that He would never again destroy the earth with water (Genesis 9:11).
And He ALWAYS keeps His Word.
If we read Revelation chapters 8, 9 and 16, we realize that, as Ecclesiastes 1:9 says "what HAS BEEN (already) is WHAT WILL BE":
Tribulation judgments will, once again, leave the earth in a chaotic state: devastated, desolate, most of its population destroyed, COVERED IN DARKNESS, and DEVOID OF WATER.
Nothing remotely like this has ever before been experienced BY HUMANS.
Non-humans HAVE been through VERY SIMILAR judgments before.
We find clear evidence of this in Matthew 24:21:
"For then shall be great tribulation, SUCH AS WAS NOT SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD TO THIS TIME, NO, NOR EVER SHALL BE".
Nothing like this has happened SINCE "the beginning of the world" which is when Satan's rebellion, and the rebellion of those other beings on earth, took place (Genesis 1:1-2).
God will judge PERSISTENT, NON-REPENTANT human rebellion JUST LIKE he judged their rebellion.
This is why God's Word must be studied and SCRUTINIZED IN DETAIL.
This is why it must be MEDITATED "DAY AND NIGHT" (Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:2).
This is why we must always seek the Holy Spirit's PRICELESS guidance and revelation.
"Seek and YOU WILL FIND":
God's holy Word is AMAZINGLY accurate.
The WEALTH of information is contains is truly astonishing.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2016
There is NOTHING sadder, more pitiful and HYPOCRITICAL than "Christians" TRYING to MANUFACTURE "love".
I repeat: There is NOTHING sadder, more pitiful and HYPOCRITICAL that "Christians" TRYING to MANUFACTURE "love".
We see it during religious services each Saturday or Sunday:
Christians SPEAKING and ACTING in nice, religiously proper fashion, PRETENDING to be "loving", AS IF they knew the Love of God...
They talk and act AS RELIGION HAS TOLD THEM that God's Love IS SUPPOSED TO act.
RELIGION wouldn't KNOW God's Love if HE were to slap it in the face and spit in its BLIND EYES.
We've also seen and heard THOSE SAME Christians, when they TAKE OFF THEIR RELIGIOUS MASK and they SPEAK and ACT AS THEY REALLY ARE:
And it ISN'T pretty.
That's when the pettiness, jealousy, insecurity, competition, SELFISHNESS, CARNALITY, and LACK OF GENUINE Love manifests.
Human love comes to most of us NATURALLY.
God's Love comes to us SUPERNATURALLY.
God's Love is A GIFT of God's Grace.
God's Love is THE FRUIT OF the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5; Galatians 5:22).
All we can do is RECEIVE Him.
Then YIELD TO HIM and TRUST Him to MANIFEST HIS LOVE in and through us.
You CAN'T get "it" ANY OTHER WAY.
You CAN'T MANUFACTURE God's Love.
We CAN'T just CONJURE IT UP at will.
In fact those who PRETEND to have God's Love are usually THE LEAST loving.
What they're really DOING, by PRETENDING to love, is MANIFESTING THEIR GIGANTIC, CARNAL EGOS:
They are saying: "I'M MORE LOVING THAN YOU THEREFORE I'M A BETTER CHRISTIAN THAN YOU".
"I got the love of God, and YOU DON'T".
THAT'S to what it actually boils down.
Divine Love ISN'T ALWAYS "nice":
God IS Love and He wasn't always nice in the Old Testament. And JESUS, the Manifestation of God's Love, called THE RELIGIOUS HYPOCRITES OF HIS DAY "morons", "blind guides", "snakes", and "children of hell" (Matthew 23: 23--33)
He also KNOCKED THEIR TABLES OVER and THREW the money changers OUT of the temple (John 2:14-15).
One of the reasons that UNBELIEVERS are TURNED OFF by Christianism is that THEY CAN SPOT A FAKE - A MILE AWAY.
The world is dying and going to hell FOR LACK OF GENUINE LOVE.
ALL THEY SEE are Christians PRETENDING to love, then competing with each other, stabbing each other in the back, then showing their true colors as GREEDY WOLVES IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING, ONLY INTERESTED IN MONEY.
We have ALL failed miserably in manifesting the Love of God to a lost, dying and decaying world.
May God help us to DROP THE RELIGIOUS MASK, and BE GENUINE for His glory.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2016
God provided Salvation for man's sin, through the Sacrifice of His Son, BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD (Revelation 13:8).
He provided Redemption BEFORE the universe existed, BEFORE the earth existed, BEFORE humans existed, BEFORE sin was even committed, and BEFORE you were even BORN.
That's HOW SECURE His Plan of Salvation is.
God IS God.
God IS ALL-MIGHTY.
He planned THE END since THE BEGINNING (Isaiah 46:10; Revelation 21:6).
And His Plan is PERFECT, COMPLETE and lacks NOTHING.
And yet there are MILLIONS around the world who PROFESS to believe in God, WHO SAY they are "Christian", and yet DO NOT TRUST GOD to provide them ETERNAL Salvation.
They DO NOT TRUST that the Sacrifice of God's Son IS SUFFICIENT TO SAVE THEM.
They deem God's ETERNAL Plan of Redemption FLAWED and INSUFFICIENT.
If they DIDN'T, they wouldn't TRY TO "SAVE" THEMSELVES.
Again: If they REALLY TRUSTED God, if they REALLY BELIEVED He planned and predestined their Salvation since BEFORE He created the world, THEY WOULD NOT TRY DESPERATELY TO SAVE THEMSELVES.
Some of the ways that people TRY TO SAVE THEMSELVES INCLUDE:
1. Belonging to some religion or denomination.
2. Following a particular religious "leader".
3. Their own good works.
4. Trying to keep the Law.
5. Trying to observe the 10 Commandments.
7. Not eating or drinking certain things.
8. Being what THEY CONSIDER "a good person".
9. Donating to some charity or "ministry".
10. Some combination of the above.
Those who TRY TO PROCURE THEIR OWN SALVATION through these - or ANY OTHER METHODS - DO NOT TRUST GOD.
If they TRUSTED Him, if they HAD FAITH IN Him, they WOULD TRUST THAT HE PROVIDED COMPLETE SALVATION - from beginning to end - FREE, and by SHEER GRACE.
They would REST in that most blessed ASSURANCE.
Since Salvation is based ENTIRELY on TRUST (faith) and NOT ON WORKS, these individuals ARE NOT SAVED (Ephesians 2:8-9).
They ARE AS LOST as ANY PAGAN.
They are JUST AS LOST AS any Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, New Ager, or non-Messianic Jew.
They are JUST AS LOST AS any atheist or agnostic.
I don't care HOW MUCH THEY CLAIM TO "believe in God". I don't care how "Christian" they claim to be.
To believe is TO TRUST. Faith is TRUSTING.
If you WANT SALVATION, you MUST TRUST JESUS, AND JESUS ALONE (Jeremiah 17:5).
YOU MUST TRUST WHAT HE DID TO SAVE YOU, NOT what YOU DO to "save yourself".
There's ONE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN WAY of being lost, and ENDING UP IN HELL, and that's trying to "SAVE" YOURSELF.
That way is TRYING to "complete" Jesus' Sacrifice with your "OWN righteousness", AS IF His Blood, Death, Resurrection and Ascension HAD NOT GOTTEN THE JOB DONE (Isaiah 64:6).
So, if you WANT TO END UP IN THE TORMENT OF HELL FOR SURE, I got 4 little WORDS FOR YOU:
"GO AHEAD: SAVE YOURSELF".
FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2016
"When they therefore were come together, they asked him, saying: Lord, WILL YOU AT THIS TIME RESTORE AGAIN THE KINGDOM TO Israel?
And he said unto them: It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in his own power.
But you shall receive power, after the Holy Spirit has come upon you: and you shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
And when he had spoken these things, WHILE THEY BEHELD, HE WAS TAKEN UP; AND A CLOUD RECEIVED HIM OUT OF THEIR SIGHT.
And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
Who also said: You men of Galilee, why stand you gazing up into heaven? THIS SAME JESUS, WHO IS TAKEN UP FROM YOU INTO HEAVEN, SHALL SO COME IN LIKE MANNER AS YOU HAVE SEEN HIM GO INTO HEAVEN" (Acts 1:6-11).
After the Resurrection, Jesus appeared to the disciples on numerous occasions and spoke to them for 40 days about the Kingdom of God (Acts 1:3).
Then they asked Him if He would RESTORE the Kingdom to Israel AT THAT TIME (1st century A.D.).
Although Jesus replied that it was not for them to know (AT THAT TIME), IT IS FOR US TO KNOW some two millennia later.
With the benefit of hindsight we now know that the answer to their question was "NO", since He didn't restore the Kingdom to Israel in the 1st century, or in the 19 plus centuries that have come and gone since then.
What did the disciples' mean by their question?
The Kingdom of God began with Adam, and was abruptly interrupted by Satan's interference which led to sin and expulsion from Eden.
They, however, were asking about restoring the Kingdom to Israel.
The Kingdom in Israel began with Saul, followed by David, followed by Solomon, followed by his son Rehoboam, during whose rule the Kingdom was SPLIT into the 10 Northern tribes and the Southern tribes of Judah and Benjamin.
In 721 B.C. the Assyrians conquered the northern kingdom and took the 10 tribes captives. Only God knows their whereabouts today.
In 586 B.C. the Babylonians conquered the southern kingdom and took the Jews and the tribe of Benjamin captive.
Instead of being "lost" to the world, they returned 70 years later, as God explicitly promised.
The disciples understood that the risen Jesus would, at some point, restore all 12 tribes and the Kingdom to Israel, since He would be their King, as well as King over the whole earth (Zechariah 14:2-9).
His Kingdom on earth a/k/a the Millennium will begin right after His Second Coming (Revelation 20:4).
That's what Jesus referred to when He told Jews that "you will be hated BY ALL NATIONS (gentiles, same word) FOR MY NAME'S SAKE" (Matthew 24:9).
Those who remain on earth during the tribulation will be unbelievers.
They will SEE Jesus appearing in the clouds to take His Church home (rapture us).
Once they realize what's happened, they will KNOW that He will return 3½ years later to establish His Millennial Kingdom on earth.
They WON'T WANT Jesus as king.
Hence, they will pledge their allegiance to the Antichrist believing that he can PREVENT Jesus' Second Coming, and His Kingdom on earth.
Every Jew hater, every gentile, believer or unbeliever, should know this:
Like it or not, JESUS WILL RULE THIS WORLD.
Like it or not A JEW will rule the world.
His Kingdom is ETERNAL.
He CANNOT BE stopped or toppled.
He will rule OVER YOU, if you're lucky enough to be alive during that wonderful era.
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