August 2016 archives of www.christconnection.net down below
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2016
THOUSANDS NOT BILLIONS
Is the earth BILLIONS of years old as some so-called “scientists” claim?
If there were previous heavens and earth that were destroyed and had to be re-created after Satan’s rebellion (2 Peter 3:5-7), does that mean the earth is AS OLD AS THEY CLAIM?
Scientists need BILLIONS of years to make their UNPROVEN theories feasible, but God DOESN’T.
God makes something appear OUT OF NOTHING in AN INSTANT.
Even atheist Stephen Hawking now concedes what God said in His Word 3,500 years ago: THAT THE UNIVERSE CAME FROM NOTHING.
Of course, he credits “gravity” rather than God with the creation of the cosmos.
One must ask, though: WHO CREATED gravity?
Where did it come from?
Either that, or gravity is more than a mere force of nature, having infinite knowledge, intellect and free will.
That would make “gravity” God.
Most credible scientists calculate the earth is between 6,000 and 10,000 years old.
I have no problem with that theory.
I’m not aware of any Scripture that specifically tells us how long ago the ORIGINAL heavens and earth were created: however, 10,000 years ago, or somewhat less, seems quite logical.
That would allow ample time for the original creation, the development of the pre-Adamic civilization, their rebellion, judgment, and the re-Creation of this present earth.
The only reason “scientists” need all those BILLIONS of years is to make their UNPROVEN theory of evolution appear feasible.
After all, no one’s ever seen a fish turn into a bird, much less an ape turn into a human.
There’s no credible, let alone conclusive evidence of such nonsense…
But if you give it BILLIONS OF YEARS it makes it seem, at least POTENTIALLY possible to the natural human mind, since no one’s ever lived remotely that long.
Therefore, the “young earth theory” is in line with Scripture, as long as we understand that there was an original earth that was destroyed PRIOR TO the six days of re-Creation described in Genesis 1:3-31.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2016
The First Kingdom of God on earth began some 6,000 years ago, when God placed masculine and feminine Adam in the Garden of Eden.
He gave them dominion over the entire planet.
And told them to SUBDUE IT. (Genesis 1:28)
The Hebrew kabash means to bring into FORCED subjection.
This begs the question, if EVERYTHING that God had made in those six 24-hour days of re-creation WAS “EXCEEDINGLY GOOD” (Genesis 1:31), WHAT ON EARTH (no pun intended) were Adam supposed to SUBDUE or bring into FORCED subjection?
Something or someone MUST HAVE BEEN out-of-order.
Something or someone MUST HAVE REBELLED AGAINST God’s order or God wouldn’t have told Adam to FORCE IT into subjection.
Something or someone MUST HAVE EXISTED and REMAINED FROM BEFORE those six days, that was REBELLIOUS and needed to be FORCED into submission.
Can you hear the false theory that the earth is only 6,000 years old and THAT THERE WAS NOTHING HERE PRIOR TO the 6 days of re-creation swirling down the drain?
SOMETHING must have happened on earth PRIOR to those 6 days, when God puts His King (Adam) here, created in His Likeness, and tells them to FORCE IT into submission.
Not to mention that, PRIOR TO the 6 days of re-Creation, Genesis 1:2 describes the earth as being “formless, empty, ENTIRELY SUBMERGED IN WATER and COVERED IN DARKNESS”.
Surely, God COULDN’T HAVE created it THAT WAY:
If God created the earth ONLY DURING THOSE 6 DAYS, WHY would the earth that He created be covered in DARKNESS when God is light, and in Him is NO DARKNESS AT ALL? (1 John 1:5)
In fact, THE VERY FIRST THING that God PUTS BACK on His re-created earth IS LIGHT (Himself). (Genesis 1:3)
SOMEONE must have rebelled against God PRIOR TO THOSE 6 DAYS and caused havoc on the earth, totally destroyed it, COVERED IT WITH DARKNESS, and caused God to retaliate by sending a flood.
The Hebrew term tohu wabohu indicates A TOTALLY CHAOTIC STATE. And God is NOT the author of chaos. (1 Corinthians 14:33)
The Apostle Peter plainly tells us what happened to the world that existed PRIOR TO those 6 days in which God RE-CREATED and renovated the earth:
“But THEY DELIBERATELY OVERLOOK THE FACT THAT LONG AGO by God’s word THE HEAVENS EXISTED AND THE EARTH, formed out of water and by water, through which THE WORLD OF THAT TIME PERISHED BY A FLOOD.
And by that same word, THE PRESENT HEAVENS AND EARTH are reserved for fire, kept for the Day of Judgment and destruction of ungodly men”... (2 Peter 3:5-7)
The Apostle Peter contrasts THE ANCIENT “heavens and earth” and “the world OF THAT TIME” WHICH PERISHED, with THE PRESENT heavens and earth.
Consequently, there MUST HAVE BEEN FORMER heavens and earth that existed BEFORE the PRESENT heavens and earth.
Consequently, the PRESENT heavens and earth CANNOT BE the ORIGINAL heaven and earth.
Back to my original question:
If everything that God made in those 6 days in Genesis was “exceedingly good”, WHO OR WHAT were they (Adam) supposed to SUBDUE BY FORCE?
They were supposed to LOCK SATAN and his angels in the abyss, along with all the demons (pre-Adamic, humanoid beings that initially inhabited the earth).
From Eden, they were supposed to “RE-FILL THE EARTH and SUBDUE IT” – the WHOLE earth.
What First Adam FAILED TO DO, Jesus (Last Adam) HAS DONE:
That is why, after His Second Coming, He locks up Satan, his angels and demons in the abyss (SUBDUES them by force), and (for the THIRD and final time, Revelation 21:1) He MAKES NEW HEAVENS AND A NEW EARTH.
And we have God’s Word that this THIRD and final time, on earth as in heaven, righteousness WILL PREVAIL (2 Peter 3:13).
MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016
DEMONS: ORIGIN & DESTINY
Demons are humanoid beings that existed on earth PRIOR TO THE CREATION OF MAN (Genesis 1:2; 28).
They were SOMEWHAT SIMILAR in appearance to men, but WERE NOT HUMAN.
Man was created in God's own Image (Genesis 1:27). Demons WEREN'T.
Demons all perished in THE FIRST FLOOD that God sent PRIOR TO NOAH’S flood. (Genesis 1:2)
Hence God’s Promise to Noah and the animal kingdom that He would NEVER AGAIN destroy the earth with a flood, since He already had done it TWICE. (Genesis 9:8-17)
Demons’ skeletal remains have been unearthed and are commonly referred to as “Neanderthals”.
Although their physical bodies perished, their spirits were still roaming the earth. (Job 4:15; Numbers 5:14)
They sought to possess human bodies, which were similar to their former bodies, so they could manifest on earth.
Demons, also called “familiar spirits” and “unclean spirits”, were quite active in the Old Testament, and especially during Jesus' public ministry.
(Leviticus 19:31; 20:6, 27; Deuteronomy 18:11; 1 Samuel 28:3; 2 Kings 21:6; 2 Chronicles 33:6; Isaiah 8:19; 19:3; 29:4; Mark 1:32; 5:12-13; Luke 4:41; 11:19).
Their manifestations on earth have been greatly reduced AFTER Jesus’ Resurrection and Ascension. (Zechariah 13:2)
This is understandable since Jesus NOW HAS THE KEYS OF DEATH and HELL (Revelation 1:18).
When He rose from the dead Jesus LOCKED DEMONS UP in the abyss, where they still remain for the most part:
However, THEY CAN COME OUT WHEN HUMANS GIVE THEM LICENSE to do so, and they can oppress, harass, deceive, and otherwise wreak havoc in our lives (Psalm 115:16; Revelation 9:1-11).
When Satan rebelled against God he and his angels were cast down to the earth (Isaiah 14:12-14).
The humanoid beings that inhabited the earth at that time (before Adam) rebelled AGAINST God ALONG WITH Satan.
God sent the first flood AND DROWNED THEM ALL (Genesis 1:2).
Their BODIES perished in the flood and their wicked spirits were sent to a HOLDING TANK in the center of the earth called "hell" (Isaiah 14:9).
More specifically, they were sent to the lowest part of hell, known as “the abyss”.
That is why in Luke 8:31 Legion begs Jesus NOT TO send them there.
The abyss or “bottomless pit” (tehom in Hebrew and abussos in Greek) refers to the portion of the underworld, VERY DEEP IN THE SEA, WHERE THERE’S A SUDDEN DROP or CHASM.
According to Job 41:32, the abyss IS ALSO THE HOME OF LEVIATHAN, THE SEA SERPENT OR DRAGON.
That is why THE OLD DRAGON SATAN WILL BE THROWN INTO THE ABYSS and LOCKED UP for A THOUSAND YEARS. (Revelation 20:3)
Jesus went all the way down to the abyss (Ephesians 4:9) and, from there, He rose from the dead. (Romans 10:7)
It is also from this abyss or bottomless pit that the Antichrist will soon emerge, resurrected from the dead (Revelation 11:7, 13:1; 17:8).
According to Revelation 9:1, there’s a shaft that leads in and out of the abyss, which can be opened or shut.
When the Church is raptured, the tribulation is underway, AND SATAN AND HIS ANGELS ARE, ONCE AGAIN, CAST DOWN TO THE EARTH (Revelation 12:9), Satan will be given (momentarily) the key to the abyss and ALL THOSE ANCIENT DEMONS WILL COME OUT, manifest in monstrous shapes and will STING unsaved men for 5 months. (Revelation 9:1-11).
After the 5 months expire, all the demons WILL BE GATHERED IN ROME (Revelation 18:2).
Once gathered there, Rome itself, everything and everyone in it, WILL BE WIPED OFF THE MAP AND CAST INTO THE SEA. (Revelation 18:21)
Therefore, when Rome is destroyed, near the end of the tribulation, demons will GO BACK into the abyss, right back where they came from.
At the end of the Millennium, during the Great White Throne judgment, ALL of hell, everyone still in it – including those in the abyss – WILL BE FOREVER CAST INTO THE LAKE of fire: (Revelation 20:14-15)
To recap, demons were humanoids that inhabited the earth BEFORE God destroyed it with a flood and BEFORE He re-created it in six days.
They are presently contained in the abyss.
They will emerge from the abyss at the beginning of the tribulation.
After stinging and tormenting unsaved humans for 5 months, they’ll all be gathered in Rome.
When Rome is destroyed, demons will DESCEND, ONCE AGAIN, INTO THE ABYSS, along with that city.
At the end of the Millennium, the abyss, and everything – everyone in it, WILL BE TOSSED INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE FOR ETERNITY.
Demons were created by God, they rebelled against God, He destroyed them with a flood, and their eternal destiny is the lake of fire along with Antichrist, Judas and Satan.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2016
ANGELS & DEMONS
Before he passed away, The FOUNDER OF a major "Christian" university used to say "there are TWO angels for every demon".
The CORRECT statement is "there are TWO of God's angels for every one of Satan's angels".
If such FALSEHOOD is taught at a MAJOR, FULLY ACCREDITED, "Christian" UNIVERSITY, can you imagine HOW MUCH MISINFORMATION AND CONFUSION IS OUT THERE?
EVIL SPIRITS can be classified into two major categories: angels and demons.
Clearly, then, angels and demons ARE NOT the same.
They are DIFFERENT types of beings.
There are TWO DISTINCT Hebrew words used for them in the Old Testament and TWO DISTINCT Greek words used for these beings in the New Testament.
There seems to be NO MIDDLE GROUND where demons are concerned: Christians either sweep them under the rug and PRETEND THEY DON'T EXIST, or they go to the other extreme CONVENIENTLY BLAMING EVERYTHING - and I mean EVERY thing - on "demons" and thereby NOT taking ANY personal responsibility for their actions.
A few years ago, there was a show on Kristian TV and Kristian radio where A RELIGIOUS CON ARTIST used to have "demon possessed" BELIEVERS appear or call in, and he would "cast the demon(s) out of them".
Such "deliverance" was invariably accompanied by SENSATIONALIST screams, howling, hissing, shaking, convulsing, and other such "SPECIAL EFFECTS".
When he was exposed as a fraudulent scammer and plagiarist, who's fleeced millions of DUMB Kristians by selling them his stupid books and DVD's, written ENTIRELY by a ghost writer, his show was taken off the air.
Such charges would have kept A LESSER CROOK off the airwaves, but AFTER a TWO-YEAR HIATUS he's baaaaack!
And dumb Kristians keep falling for it:
Never mind what this crook has done, never mind that he’s a PROVEN LIAR and FRAUD, we want our “Christian” entertainment!
Some become OBSESSED with demons to the point they CLAIM TO HAVE VISIONS and special revelations about them, including their names, and the kind of evil each demon specializes in.
I recently heard from a young lady whose Christian mother became SO CONVINCED she was "possessed" by a demon, and that God "couldn't possibly" forgive her sins, that she LIVED IN TORMENT and ended up taking her own life.
Tragically, when she sought help from "pastors", and supposed "ministers" of the Gospel, instead of helping her, casting out the demon (for REAL), and ASSURING HER that there's NO SIN that Jesus' Blood can't cleanse (Matthew 12:31), they MADE MATTERS WORSE by telling her that she "had a strong witch in her ancestry" and that "she is from a cursed family" and that the "minister" could see "a spirit of suicide on her" and that HE DIDN'T KNOW "HOW THEY COULD EVEN GIVE WATER BAPTISM TO SOMEONE LIKE HER".
THAT bunch of religious feces is not only heart-breaking, it's BEYOND TRAGIC. It is TOTAL MINISTERIAL TRAVESTY.
If the SHEPHERDS can't guide and protect the sheep, WHAT GOOD ARE THEY?
If they LET the sheep BE DECEIVED and FALL DOWN A CLIFF, they are WORTHLESS and might as well QUIT their so-called "ministry".
Those aren't TRUE SHEPHERDS they are LYING HIRELINGS. (John 10:12-13)
ANYONE who thinks Satan - or ANYTHING of Satan - whether it's demons, witches, warlocks, spirits, angels, hexes, curses, or WHATEVER, is MORE POWERFUL than the Word of God, the Spirit of God and THE BLOOD OF JESUS, is AN AGENT OF Satan.
He/she or "they" DO NOT BELONG IN ministry, period.
Demons are real, alright. The Bible says they are.
However, NO BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN CAN BE DEMON POSSESSED.
Repeat: NO BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN CAN BE POSSESSED BY A DEMON - UNDER ANY circumstance.
In order to be possessed, the demon would have to KICK JESUS OUT of our innermost being (Mark 3:27).
They can only possess THE UNSAVED.
And, unfortunately, there are tons of self-proclaimed “Christians” who are UNSAVED.
Demons, however, CAN harass, torment, oppress, DECEIVE and afflict even born-again believers IF WE ALLOW IT.
If you open the door to Satan, angels of Satan, or demons THROUGH FEAR, OR THROUGH INVOLVEMENT WITH the occult, mind-altering substances, or satanic activities, they’ll step right in and DO THEIR BEST TO DESTROY YOU, EVEN IF you ARE born-again.
I’m often asked about psychics, palm readers, tarot readers, and others practitioners of the occult, and how they seem to “know” certain things about people’s lives and or about their ancestors.
Demons have been around FOR A LONG TIME, since they existed on earth PRIOR to humans.
They’ve seen and heard what has happened for several millennia.
The fact they know certain things because they’ve seen them, does not mean they have power over a child of God.
They only have WHATEVER POWER WE GIVE THEM.
The other MAJOR religious misconception is that ALL ANGELS are "good". THAT is patently FALSE.
There are GOOD angels who serve God, and EVIL angels who serve Satan (Revelation 12:9).
Angels are spirit beings created by God, who have bodies made of spirit substance (heavenly material).
Satan himself is an angelic being. He USED TO BE the cherub that covered God's Throne or Mercy Seat before he INVENTED sin (Ezekiel 28:14-15).
When he rebelled against God, ONE THIRD of the angels SIDED WITH Satan (Revelation 12:4; Daniel 8:10; Isaiah 14:12-14).
There are 4 categories of EVIL ANGELS mentioned in the Bible: principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this age, and wicked spirits in high or heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12).
As this verse indicates, Satan's angels have regained a certain position IN THE HEAVENLY REALM through man's sin.
Lord willing, we will examine where demons came from in the next message.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2016
"For THE LAW IS ONLY A SHADOW of good things to come, and NOT the very image (reality) of the things" (Hebrews 10:1).
"Therefore DO NOT LET ANYONE JUDGE YOU by what you eat or drink, OR WITH REGARD TO a religious festival, a New Moon celebration OR A SABBATH day. THESE ARE A SHADOW OF THINGS TO COME; the reality, however, is found in Christ" (Colossians 2:16-17).
God says CLEARLY in His inspired Word that THE LAW IS A MERE SHADOW.
He also calls the 24-hour weekly Sabbath "A SHADOW".
Shadows are NEVER the REAL thing.
Again: SHADOWS are NEVER the REAL thing.
Your shadow is NOT the real you.
My shadow is NOT the real me.
Hence, the Law given at Sinai and Saturday ARE NOT THE REAL THINGS: they are MERE SHADOWS of the REAL Law and the REAL Sabbath, who is none other than Jesus.
Again: Saturday and the Law (Torah) are MERE SHADOWS OF Jesus.
He is THE SUPREME LAW.
He is THE TRUE SABBATH.
He is THE ONLY ONE who can save us and make us perfect (1 Corinthians 13:9-10; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
He is THE ONLY ONE who can give us God's true ETERNAL Sabbath of REST (Matthew 11:28).
And yet there are dozens of "Christian" CULTS who, along with their brainwashed followers, are TOTALLY FOCUSED ON THE SHADOWS.
These UNSAVED "Christians" WORSHIP THE SHADOWS and NEGLECT THE REALITY (Christ) of which these shadows are but A MERE REFLECTION.
They FOCUS DISPROPORTIONATELY on a 24-hour unit of FINITE "time", called Saturday, when the REAL Sabbath is INFINITE and ETERNAL.
They WEAR THEMSELVES OUT trying to follow a Law that Jews COULD NEVER KEEP and, in 3,500 years HAVE NEVER KEPT, and trying following its "commandments".
A Law that Jews have never kept and that THEY (Adventists, Church of God, Sabbatarians, and JW's) can NEVER keep.
A Law that CAN NEVER make them righteous (Romans 3:20; Galatians 2:16).
A Law that CANNOT save them (Galatians 3:1-2, 5:4; Hebrews 7:19).
These "Christians" neither KNOW Christ, nor have faith (trust) in Christ.
THEY TRUST THE SHADOWS, instead of TRUSTING THE REAL Law, and the REAL Sabbath who is Jesus Christ.
ALL SHADOWS are TEMPORARY.
There's NO SUCH THING AS a PERMANENT shadow.
There's NO SUCH THING as an ETERNAL shadow.
Hence, ALL SHADOWS are destined TO VANISH.
This means that Saturday observance and Law observance WILL BOTH DISAPPEAR.
They'll both sink into OBLIVION and be TOTALLY FORGOTTEN.
Those who are SAVED BY FAITH (trust) Jesus, and DO NOT LIVE UNDER THE SINAI LAW.
Nor DO THEY OBSERVE 24-hour shadow called Saturday.
They live under THE ROYAL LAW OF GOD'S KINGDOM, WHICH IS DIVINE LOVE.
Divine Love is NOT a shadow: He is THE REAL THING (1 Corinthians 13:8).
Divine Love is PERFECTION (Psalm 19:7).
Divine Love is JESUS HIMSELF (1 John 4:16).
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016
HOW WE GOT THE BIBLE
The word Bible comes from the Greek biblia meaning "books".
As its name suggests, this Book is A COMPILATION OF Books inspired by the Holy Spirit and written over a period of approximately 1,600 years, from roughly 1,500 B.C. to 96 A.D. (2 Timothy 3:16).
What we know today as the Hebrew canon or Old Testament (Tanach) had been accepted by Jews as divinely inspired for many centuries and had been compiled by the THIRD CENTURY B.C., some 200 years before Jesus walked the earth (2 Timothy 3:15; Hebrews 1:1; 2 Peter 1:21).
The Old Testament is "the Bible" that existed when Jesus and His apostles taught and preached.
When Jesus told the Jews to "search the Scriptures", He was referring to the Tanach (John 5:39).
It was the Tanach that the Apostle Paul quoted and used, time and again, to argue and PROVE that Jesus is the Messiah.
That brings us to the NEW Testament (Brit Hadasha) written entirely IN THE FIRST CENTURY A.D.
The Early Church was very methodical in establishing the New Testament canon.
Several criteria were necessary in order for a writing to be accepted, among them:
1. The Book had to CONFORM TO THE FAITH: that is, Christian Truth recognized as normative in the churches.
2. The Book had to be written by an Apostle, or someone in immediate contact with the apostles.
3. The Book had to be well-known, widely circulated and accepted, and in continuous use by churches everywhere.
The Four Gospels, Acts, Epistles and Book of Revelation all meet this criteria.
They were ALL written by one of Jesus' Apostles, or a direct disciple of the Apostles.
They were ALL written IN THE FIRST CENTURY - NO LATER THAN 70 YEARS from the time of Jesus' public ministry.
The Gospel of Mark was written between 35-40 A.D. (WITHIN 7 YEARS of the Resurrection and Ascension of our Lord) and the Book of Revelation by 96 A.D.
I realize that the religion of Rome claims to be "sole guardian" of the Scriptures, particularly the New Testament, but such claims are false.
The Book of Romans DIRECTLY REFUTES their false claim saying that God's Word - was ENTRUSTED TO JEWS - NOT to Romans (Romans 3:2).
The Books of the New Testament were copied by diligent believers and circulated throughout the Christian world IN THE FIRST CENTURY.
The Roman RELIGION was invented IN THE FOURTH CENTURY.
To this day, despite vicious and relentless persecution by the Romans, there are over 5,700 SURVIVING MANUSCRIPTS.
This is UNHEARD OF for any other ancient writing.
Hence, when someone claims to have found the "lost books of the Bible" - they are FULL OF BALONEY.
ALL those "lost" books, without exception, CONTRADICT Scripture, hence were NOT Holy Spirit inspired.
They were NOT widely acknowledged or circulating among Christians in the Early Church, and were written - AT THE EARLIEST - in the SECOND century A.D. - 200 years or more AFTER Jesus' ministry.
Furthermore, they are called pseudepigrapha, which means "books with FALSE titles", FOR A REASON:
The so-called "gospel of Thomas" was NOT written by the Apostle Thomas, anymore than the so-called "Apocalypse of Peter" was written by the Apostle Peter.
God would be A PITIFUL "god" if He were UNABLE TO PRESERVE the integrity and purity of His written Word.
God's Word is TOTALLY reliable.
God's Word never fails.
God's Word is INFALLIBLE.
God's Word is ALWAYS true.
His Word is THE Truth (John 14:6).
His Word is ABSOLUTE, SUPREME AUTHORITY on EVERYTHING.
The Bible is GOD SPEAKING TO US.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2016
Is true Israelism observing the Torah’s 613 commandments?
Is true Judaism observing the 10 Commandments?
How about observing the Sabbath?
Or, observing Levitical dietary laws?
Is true Judaism studying the Talmud, Mishna and Tosefta?
The answer may surprise most, if not all of you:
That is THE MAN-MADE RELIGION called Judaism.
That, however, is NOT TRUE JUDAISM.
NOR TRUE ISRAELISM.
If we define Israelism or Judaism as THE ETERNAL COVENANT that God made with Abraham, and later with Isaac and Jacob, ALL OF THE ABOVE, which comprises the RELIGION of Judaism, has PRECIOUS LITTLE TO DO with real Israelism or real Judaism.
For when God MADE His ETERNAL Covenant with Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Israel (Jacob) THERE WAS NO SINAI LAW, THERE WERE NO 10 COMMANDMENTS, there were no Levitical dietary laws, THERE WAS NO Talmud, NO ORAL LAW (Mishna), and NO Tosefta.
I’ll give you a moment to MEDITATE ON THAT.
God’s ETERNAL Covenant with Israel’s Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob was ENTIRELY BASED ON A PROMISE:
A PROMISE which ALL THREE PATRIARCHS HAD TO COMPLETELY TRUST:
To enter into that COVENANT WITH GOD they had to be physically circumcised (a figure of HEART CIRCUMCISION performed by the Spirit ON THOSE WHO TRUST the Jewish Messiah for Salvation.
Heart circumcision manifested once the Messiah STRENGTHENED that eternal Covenant and CONFIRMED IT WITH HIS OWN BLOOD. (Daniel 9:27; Galatians 3:17; 1 Peter 1:18-19)
The Patriarchs had to COMPLETELY TRUST (believe, have faith in) God’s Promise.
If they TRUSTED God they were deemed to be righteous (Genesis 15:6)
There was NO LAW-KEEPING INVOLVED, NO OBSERVANCE of the 10 Commandments, dietary laws, or the 24-hour Sabbath, and NO STUDY OF THE TALMUD, when Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were around.
Well, WHO ARE YOU, Gentile, TO TELL ME WHAT A REAL ISRAELITE IS?
I’m A BELIEVER.
A believer in the Jewish Messiah who has studied His Word – NOT WHAT SOME “scholar” CLAIMS that He said, but WHAT GOD ACTUALLY SAID.
I’m one who BY THE GRACE OF YOUR GOD Yahweh has come to TRUST Yahweh completely, TRUST HIS Word COMPLETELY, TRUST HIS PROMISE completely, and TRUST His Messiah COMPLETELY.
I’m one who HAS EXPERIENCED Yahweh’s Presence, one who KNOWS Yahweh – INTIMATELY, in my INNERMOST being.
I’m one whose heart has been circumcised by His Ruwach haChodesh.
That’s why I can boldly call Him by His Name and not by the FEARFUL “G-d”.
And you can do WITH THAT WHATEVER you want.
THE RELIGION of Judaism was given to slaves and HAS PRODUCED NOTHING BUT SLAVES.
It HASN’T SAVED ONE soul in 3,500 years!
MOSES may have led Israel to freedom from Egyptian BONDAGE, BUT HE LEFT Israel IN SPIRITUAL BONDAGE!
MOSES may have led Israel to freedom from Egyptian BONDAGE, BUT HE LEFT ISRAELITES IN SPIRITUAL BONDAGE.
Because FREEDOM has never come from following “commandments”
(COMMANDMENTS ARE ORDERS AND ORDERS ARE FOR SLAVES).
Freedom ONLY COMES FROM THE SPIRIT.
And those who ARE LED BY God’s Spirit (Romans 8:14) are NOT slaves, WE ARE SONS.
As sons, we TRUST our Father’s Love.
We DON’T follow orders or “commandments” we FOLLOW LOVE…
WHEREVER He goes!
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016
There are, nonetheless, some great advantages to being A NATURAL Israelite, and even more to being a NATURAL Jew.
1. Messiah IS Jewish. (Luke 2:11)
2. Messiah came to “the lost sheep of the House of Israel”. (Matthew 15:24)
Although by His sheer Grace BILLIONS of Gentiles have come into Messiah’s Kingdom, He DID NOT come to Gentiles.
3. Salvation is FROM THE JEWS. (John 4:22)
4. They are God’s Chosen people – for all time. And God’s election and calling IS IRREVOCABLE. (Romans 11:29)
5. God HAS NOT REJECTED the Jews. (Romans 11:1-2)
On the contrary, most Jews HAVE REJECTED God by rejecting their Messiah. (Romans 11:28, 31)
6. God ENTRUSTED His Word to the Jews.
He DID NOT entrust His Word to Romans, He DID NOT entrust His Word to Seventh Day Adventists, NOR TO ANY OTHER Gentile, Johnny-come-lately FALSE prophet or prophetess. (Romans 3:2)
7. Jews will DEFEND Jerusalem, just prior to Messiah’s Second Coming, and WILL PREVENT IT FROM BEING DESTROYED (Zechariah 12:1-9)
8. They, along with some Levites, will be THE FIRST, among all Israelites, TO WELCOME BACK THE MESSIAH. (Zechariah 12:10-14)
9. Jerusalem will be THE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD during the Millennium, and Messiah will reign OVER THE EARTH from Jerusalem. (Zechariah 14:9, 16)
10. The 12 tribes will be reunited in Eretz Israel after Messiah’s SECOND Coming. (Ezekiel 37:11-14, 21-22)
11. After every last Gentile that will be saved has come into God’s Kingdom, then ALL ISRAEL will be saved. (Romans 11:25-26)
That means EVERY ISRAELITE WHO EVER LIVED. (Ezekiel 36:10; 37:11)
The only exception is evil Judas Iscariot.
The PARTIAL and TEMPORARY spiritual blindness of NATURAL Israel is so that through Abraham’s Seed (Yeshua) ALL NATIONS (Gentiles) will be blessed, as God promised Abraham. (Romans 11:11,25)
Once those NATIONS (goyyim) HAVE ENTERED His Kingdom…
THEN THE NATURAL DESCENDANTS of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob WILL MAKE IT IN BY VIRTUE OF GOD’S GRACE AND HIS ETERNAL PROMISE to the Patriarchs. (Romans 11:6)
And they, too, will become – ONCE AGAIN – “the Israel of God”.
Oh, the Wisdom, Faithfulness, Grace and Goodness of OUR God and Savior!
Oh, His never-ending love!
Thank you, Father. Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Holy Spirit.
Thank you, ONE and MOST MARVELOUS, God!
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016
“For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything. WHAT COUNTS IS A NEW CREATION.
Peace and mercy to all who walk by this rule, even to the Israel of God.” (Galatians 6:15-16)
Paul’s statement in Galatians 6:16 begs the question: is there an Israel that is NOT OF God?
This verse, together with John 8:44 where Jesus tells NATURAL Israelites “you are OF YOUR FATHER THE DEVIL”…
And Revelation 2:9 where He refers to natural Jews as NOT BEING TRUE JEWS (those who SAY they are Jews, but ARE NOT, but rather are) “the synagogue OF SATAN” …
And with Revelation 3:9:
“I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, WHO CLAIM TO BE Jews though they are not, BUT ARE LIARS -- I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you.”
These verses PROVE THAT THERE ARE TWO ISRAELS!
There is SPIRITUAL Israel and NATURAL Israel.
In Galatians 4:21-31 Paul likens NATURAL Israel (those who are born Israelites ONLY IN THE FLESH) to Hagar; and SPIRITUAL Israel (those who have become Israelites by being BORN-AGAIN OF THE SPIRIT) to Sarah.
He goes on to say that the Covenant made at Sinai, observed by FLESH Israelites, ONLY PRODUCES SLAVES LIKE Hagar. (Galatians 4:24-25).
But that those who are SPIRITUALLY BORN-AGAIN, FROM ABOVE (John 3:3-5) are children of heavenly Jerusalem WHO IS FREE. (Galatians 4:26)
Hence, we are FREE.
Born-again believers ARE NOT under ANY SORT OF bondage, but live IN THE FREEDOM of the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:17).
Unless, of course, WE ALLOW man-made religion TO PUT US AGAIN IN BONDAGE:
And I’ll remind you again that the very word “religion” comes from the Latin religare, which LITERALLY MEANS to RE-BIND or PLACE IN BONDAGE AGAIN.
Pause and meditate on that.
The “Israel of God” is THE ISRAEL that is BORN OF THE SPIRIT.
It INCLUDES many natural Israelites (Messianic Jews) who have been born of the Spirit by receiving and trusting the Jewish Messiah as their only God and Savior.
It EXCLUDES everyone who is NOT born of the Spirit, whether they are Jew or Gentile in the flesh.
"It is the Spirit WHO GIVES LIFE; the flesh COUNTS FOR NOTHING” (John 6:63)
“For THE LETTER (given at Sinai) KILLS, but the Spirit GIVES LIFE”... (2 Corinthians 3:6)
“For he is NOT a Jew, WHO IS ONE OUTWARDLY; neither is that circumcision, which is OUTWARD IN THE FLESH:
But he is a Jew, WHO IS ONE INWARDLY; and CIRCUMCISION IS THAT OF THE HEART, IN THE SPIRIT, AND NOT IN THE LETTER” .
Natural Israelites will always be God’s Chosen People:
But ONLY when they receive their Messiah INTO THEIR HEARTS, and experience HEART CIRCUMCISION -- performed by His Most Holy Spirit -- will they become “the Israel OF GOD”.
MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016
ALL THE CITIES OF ISRAEL
“But WHEN THEY PERSECUTE YOU IN THIS CITY, FLEE INTO ANOTHER: for verily I say unto you, YOU SHALL NOT HAVE GONE OVER THE CITIES OF ISRAEL, TILL THE SON OF MAN COMES.” (Matthew 10:23)
What did Jesus mean when He told His Disciples that He would “come” BEFORE they’d gone through all the towns in Israel?
Before I answer, I have two questions FOR YOU:
1. What is RULE #1 to properly understand Scripture?
Listen to the Holy Spirit, WITHOUT BIAS!!!
Seek Truth with all your heart: Seek His Will, NOT YOUR OWN!!!
2. And what is rule #2?
Scripture MUST BE READ AND UNDERSTOOD IN CONTEXT.
Otherwise, it won’t make sense, and/or the meaning WILL BE DISTORTED, or altogether LOST.
I’ve been Christian a long time, and I have heard and read the most ABSURD theories about what this passage means.
I have yet to find ONE minister, or ONE commentary, that properly explains this passage:
In fact, reading the myriad “commentaries” by supposed “theologians” on this portion of Scripture is not only AN EXERCISE IN FUTILITY, but also DEVASTATING PROOF OF EDUCATED Christian IDIOCY.
Some have suggested that this refers to the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came.
Problem is that Jesus SPECIFICALLY said that “THE SON OF MAN” would come, NOT His Spirit.
One Nobel Peace Prize winning theologian went so far as to suggest that Jesus referred to His Second Coming taking place early in the first century, and that Jesus had been mistaken.
Had Jesus been wrong, HE WOULDN’T BE GOD.
He WOULD HAVE LIED, and (perish the very thought!) there would be NO REASON WHATSOEVER to believe ANYTHING that He said.
By the way, his dumb theory is DEBUNKED by Jesus in Matthew 24:48 and Luke 12:45.
THE WORLD can give that man all the recognition and Nobel Prizes it wants, he was A FREAKIN’ HERETIC.
Other theories are SO NONSENSICAL that they’re not even worth mentioning.
The most prevalent view among theologians is that Jesus referred to the destruction of Jerusalem and its (second) Temple in 70 A.D.
How UTTERLY RIDICULOUS!
Jesus DID NOT “COME” in 70 A.D.
Period: END of story.
Christian “theologians” would have A LOT MORE CREDIBILITY if they simply said “I DON’T KNOW”.
AT LEAST THE WORLD WOULD KNOW that THEY WERE BEING TRUTHFUL!
…RATHER THAN INVENT STUPID THEORIES, trying in vain to HIDE THEIR IGNORANCE, WHEN THEY REALLY HAVE NO CLUE.
TO WHAT, then, was Jesus referring when He told His Disciples that He would COME BEFORE they went over all the cities IN ISRAEL?
To HIS FIRST COMING!!!
Jesus was born in approximately 1 A.D. (since there’s no “ZERO” A.D.)
He began His public ministry 30 years later on or about 31 A.D.
And 3½ years later, He CAME TO ISRAEL OPENLY as their King, when He ENTERED ITS CAPITAL, JERUSALEM, riding on a donkey (Matthew 21:9; Mark 11:10; Luke 19:38; John 12:13):
Isn’t THAT EXACTLY what was predicted by the prophet Zechariah?
“This took place TO FULFILL WHAT WAS SPOKEN THROUGH THE PROPHET:
“Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘See, your King COMES TO YOU, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’” (Matthew 21:4-5; Zechariah 9:9)
The VERY SAME Greek word erchomai is used in Matthew 10:23 as in Matthew 21:5.
That is why the Gospel, the GOOD NEWS OF God’s Kingdom, HAD TO BE PREACHED FIRST to Israel. (Matthew 10:5-6)
Only AFTER the Gospel was preached to all Israel, and AFTER MOST OF ISRAEL REJECTED Jesus as their King, did Peter open the doors of the Kingdom and loosed Gentiles into it (Matthew 16:19; Acts 10, entire chapter).
Hence, Jesus’ words that His Apostles would not have gone through all of ISRAEL’S cities until He CAME into Jerusalem, OPENLY, AS THEIR KING!
You really need to be a theologian to mess this one up!
That this is THE CORRECT meaning is further proven by the fact that Jesus gave these instructions TO THE TWELVE in Galilee, RIGHT AFTER He enlisted them. (Matthew 10:1-15, 23)
In other words: “guys, this is what I’m sending you to do throughout Israel for the next 3½ years: I will COME into Jerusalem as King of Israel, BEFORE you’ve visited ALL its towns and villages”.
That is why the Gospel CONTINUED TO BE PREACHED ONLY IN ISRAEL – even after Jesus’ death, Resurrection and Ascension – for some 14 years, until ALL ISRAEL (ALL ITS CITIES, towns and villages) had heard the Gospel and, for the most part, REJECTED THEIR MESSIAH.
Then, AND ONLY THEN, were Gentiles ushered into the Kingdom. (Acts 10:44-48; 13:46)
Jesus CAME to Israel AS THEIR KING for THE FIRST TIME when He appeared IN JERUSALEM riding a donkey in 35 A.D.
He will COME to Israel AS THEIR KING THE SECOND TIME when He appears IN JERUSALEM on a future Sukkot. (Zechariah 14:3-4, 9)
They REJECTED Him the FIRST time.
They will RECEIVE HIM, and WEEP FOR having rejected HIM, the SECOND time. (Zechariah 12:10-14; 13:6)
Jesus ALWAYS does WHAT HE SAYS!
He CAME TO ISRAEL, AS their Messiah King, BEFORE His Disciples had preached the Good News of His Kingdom IN ALL OF Israel’s cities.
Glory to Him forever!
He meant -- and DID -- EXACTLY what He said.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2016
The Apostle Peter has gotten a bum rap.
There’s no middle ground when it comes to Peter.
Christians either idolize him, or debase him.
Some want to turn him into “the rock” on which the Church was founded. Others look down on Peter, as “that guy who denied Jesus three times”.
Peter was a human being in need of God’s grace, just like the rest of us.
He went from simple fisherman to leader of the Church.
Jesus gave Peter the singular honor of turning loose both Jews and Gentiles into the Kingdom of God (the keys of the Kingdom). (Matthew 16:18-19; Acts 2:22-40; 10:44-48)
He had a moment of human weakness in which he denied the Master, but later reaffirmed his love for Him, to the point of giving his very life. (John 21:19)
Peter had flashes of great spiritual revelation (Matthew 16:17; Acts 10:9-15), and times when he wished (if the Gospels are any indication) that he’d kept his big mouth shut.
In case you’re wondering, I can REALLY identify with Peter!
One moment he’d say: “you’re the Christ, the Son of the living God”, while the other disciples weren’t sure who Jesus was, nor had the guts to speak up.
Other times, he’d say something silly, like when he proposed to build a tent for Jesus, another Moses and another for Elijah on the mount of transfiguration. (Mark 9:5)
Peter wasn’t much of a writer. He was more of a talker. But what he wrote was choice. There are some real spiritual gems in the Book of Acts, and in his two epistles, 1 and 2 Peter.
Evidently, Peter was very important, when Satan (that evil SOB!) asked specifically for him so he could “sift him as wheat”. (Luke 22:31)
Evidently, Jesus saw something good in Peter. That’s why He made him leader of the apostles and the early Church. (Matthew 10:2; Luke 5:8-10)
Peter LOVED JESUS WITH ALL HIS HEART. He was a man of great faith. How do I know?
He’s THE ONLY PERSON IN HISTORY, besides Jesus, TO HAVE WALKED ON WATER.
Sure, his natural mind eventually interfered, and he started to sink. But he did take a few steps on it. (Matthew 14:28-31)
Not only was Peter restored to the ministry, he was so anointed that he made a lame man walk (Acts 3:6-10) raised the dead (Acts 9:40) and, as he walked around, HIS SHADOW WOULD HEAL EVERY SICKNESS. (Acts 5:15-16)
And he never even asked for a dime!
What contrast with today’s phonies, who pass themselves off as “faith healers” and “ministers” of Christ, and can’t even heal a pimple!
Peter didn’t have to stage fake “miracles”. Jesus did REAL MIRACLES thru him.
Peter was a great apostle, a great believer, and a great man of God.
Before anyone goes around knocking Peter, please tell us, HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU WALKED ON WATER?
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2016
KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS
There's a whole webpage on this site devoted to debunking legalism: www.christconnection.net/id4.html
Every time I hear from some legalistic fool who wants to impose the law, Sabbath keeping, or the 10 Commandments on Christians, they invariably MISQUOTE John 14:15 where Jesus said "if you LOVE me, keep MY commandments".
Notice what Jesus DIDN'T SAY:
He DIDN'T say "if you love me, keep THE 10 commandments".
To what commandments was Jesus referring?
What are Jesus' commandments?
The answer is found Mark 12:30-31 (Jesus speaking):
"LOVE the Lord your God WITH ALL YOUR HEART... and LOVE your neighbor as yourself. There are NO GREATER COMMANDMENTS than these".
Jesus made it crystal clear that all 10 commandments, OR ANY OTHER COMMANDMENT, are summed up in the LOVE commandments.
God’s Word goes on to say that LOVE is THE FULFILLMENT OF the WHOLE LAW. (Romans 13:9)
NOWHERE does it say that the 10 Commandments are the fulfillment of the Law.
In fact, according TO JESUS, they’re NOT EVEN THE GREATEST commandments.
James says that the ONLY commandment we're under is to love our neighbor.
And that if we break JUST ONE of the 10 Commandments –- IN OUR ENTIRE LIFE -- we become guilty of breaking THE WHOLE LAW. (James 2:8-10).
We see, therefore, HOW UTTERLY FUTILE IT IS to even try to be justified by 10 Commandment keeping.
There is NO SUCH THING:
“By the WORKS of the Law NO ONE will be justified” (Galatians 2:16)
“Therefore we conclude THAT A MAN IS JUSTIFIED BY FAITH WITHOUT the works of the law.” (Romans 3:28)
Which part of “by works NO ONE is justified” legalists don’t understand?
Which part of “man is justified BY FAITH WITHOUT the works of the Law” DON’T THEY UNDERSTAND?
As for those who claim that we are to keep the 10 Commandments, not for Salvation, but to "please God", the above verses RENDER THAT THEORY NULL AND VOID.
THE ONLY THING that "pleases God" in the New Testament is FAITH (trust) WHICH WORKS BY LOVE (Hebrews 11:6; Galatians 5:6).
Hence, we’re back to square one: LOVE is THE ONLY fulfillment of the Law. LOVE (God Himself) is THE ONLY "THING" THAT PLEASES GOD. (Romans 13:9-10; 1 John 4:16-18)
There isn’t ONE verse in Scripture that tells Christians to observe the 10 Commandments:
THE LOVE COMMANDMENTS are the ONLY "commandments" Christians are told to observe.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2016
PROPHECY AND THE NEWS
People often ask why I don't do a weekly commentary on current news, as is customary with most prophecy related ministries.
There are many reasons:
1. Although Jesus called me to teach His Word of Prophecy, this ministry is not ONLY about prophecy: we cover many OTHER BIBLICAL TOPICS.
2. Jesus DIDN'T CALL ME to be a news commentator. If that's what you're looking for, watch Sean Hannity.
3. Jesus didn't call me to copy anyone.
4. Do we really need YET ANOTHER ONE of "those" ministries?
5. Those alleged “prophecy news commentaries" ARE UNSUBSTANTIATED SPECULATION, PURE RELIGIOUS FANTASY.
6. I have never taught or preached ANYTHING because I heard someone else preach it, BECAUSE IT SOUNDED GOOD, or just because it's a current news item.
And, to Jesus be all the glory, unlike those "ministries", I have never used current news to SELL anything, let alone TO SELL FICTION under the guise of "biblical prophecy".
Those books and DVD's contain no more "biblical prophecy" than Harry Potter.
7. I give BIBLICAL facts, along WITH PERTINENT SCRIPTURES TO SUPPORT THEM.
The VERY FEW times that I’ve given my opinion, I make it crystal clear that it’s me and NOT GOD.
This ministry is based on Spirit REVELATION, CONFIRMED AND SUPPORTED BY THE WRITTEN WORD.
Frankly, that's what sets it apart from other so-called "Bible prophecy ministries".
8. To PRETEND that EVERY headline is prophecy-related, may SOUND good, and may be a clever and effective marketing ploy, but it’s also UNREALISTIC AND UNTRUE.
I have a three-character reminder for those who doubt it: "Y2K".
Of course, ONCE IN A GREAT WHILE, there is some news that IS fulfillment of Bible prophecy:
Three undeniable examples of this are the amazing return of biblical Jerusalem to Jews in 1967 (Luke 21:24), the widespread religious deception by alleged “Christians” (Matthew 24:4) and the recent Arab Spring and subsequent multinational upheavals (Matthew 24:5-8).
If a current event happens to be A BONA FIDE FULFILLMENT OF BIBLICAL PROPHECY, you can bet your life I'm going to comment on it.
But TO PRETEND that the election of Barack Obama, the passing away of Ted Kennedy, the globalized economy, the current economic woes, OR THE CURRENT IMMIGRATION CRISIS are, somehow, someway, fulfilling Bible prophecy, is worse than mere speculation: THESE ARE OUTRIGHT LIES.
We don't need to twist or manipulate God's Word in order to make it "fit" the news.
The Word of God has never, AND WILL NEVER, conform to the news.
The news will, sooner or later, CONFORM TO GOD'S WORD.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2016
This is one of the favorite topics of religious BOOK SELLERS, and self-professed "prophecy experts".
If you have had any exposure to their teachings, you know that, for over 40 years, they've been SPECULATING about conspiracies to take over the world.
These conspiracies are fostered, depending on which "expert" one hears, by any number of organizations including the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the Illuminati, Opus Dei, Bohemian Grove, the Freemasons and, most recently, the Bilderbergers.
According to these authors, such groups are plotting to take over the world and bring in a "New World Order", or "Globalized Society".
It may sell books, and make for exciting reading... at least, if you enjoy FICTION.
And that is ALL it is.
There is NOTHING, not a word, in the entire Bible about secret societies or plans to take over the world.
Now, I'm not saying there aren't some political or religious regimes which would love to do just that. There may even be some such "secret societies" that would like to see it happen.
My point is, IT AIN'T HAPPENING. Even if they want it to happen, they're NOT going to get their way.
God is in control of this thing.
The Bible doesn't say a world ruler reaches power thru any secret societies, or secret plots to take it over.
God's Word is crystal-clear on HOW he gets there:
The Rapture and accompanying supernatural events happens, then global war breaks out, aggravated by a series of harrowing judgments from God, culminating in a largely devastated world, riddled with famine, war, death, lack, sickness, and chaos.
THEN AND ONLY THEN, will the son of Satan, the infamous Antichrist, emerge from the bottomless pit, resurrected from the dead, and TAKE OVER what's left of a devastated, chaotic world.
He will present himself as the resurrected, true god, and the only one capable of challenging and defeating Jesus Christ, whom unbelieving mankind already hates and, by then, will hate even more.
That's HOW it will happen. That's what the Scriptures teach.
No secret plot, no conspiracy, no secret society brings him out of the pit and puts him in power.
It’s GOD who allows Satan to bring Antichrist out of the pit and allows him to rule the UNSAVED for 42 months. (Revelation 3:5; 17:17)
Jesus warned us NOT TO BE DECEIVED. He said that, IN THESE LAST DAYS, there would come MANY, IN HIS NAME (calling themselves "Christian"), who would DECEIVE MANY ([Matthew 24:4,5).
If Jesus issued this warning to the 12 apostles, HOW MUCH MORE CAREFUL AND DISCERNING should we be?
It's not just deception from the world, or from the “mainstream media” that we need to beware of, but FROM so-called “Christians”.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016
FIRST FRUITS RAPTURE
There’s yet another alternative scenario that calls for the Rapture on First Fruits of Barley.
This is THE DAY (Nisan 17-18) -- 3 days after Passover -- that Jesus rose from the dead, and took the Old Testament resurrected saints up with Him. (Matthew 27: 52-53; 1 Corinthians 15:20)
That resurrection and ascension was, unquestionably, A RAPTURE.
Is this date STILL MATHEMATICALLY POSSIBLE?
Is it PROBABLE?
In my humble opinion, no…
As indicated in the previous message, there is symbolism in ALL the Feasts of the Lord -- including First Fruits of Barley -- that depicts this blessed event.
If the Holy Spirit hadn’t provided BIBLICAL PROOF of precisely when THE SHEMITTA CYCLES BEGIN AND END, I’d still be scratching my head…
1. THE 10 DAYS:
Revelation 7:14 clearly says the Church “COMES OUT of” the great tribulation.
Revelation 2:10 tells the churches that “YOU SHALL HAVE TRIBULATION 10 DAYS”.
This would make the tribulation begin on Aviv (Nisan) 8, which has no biblical or historic significance, instead of Adar 29 - Rosh Chodesh Aviv.
Meanwhile, if tribulation starts on Adar 29 to Rosh Chodesh Aviv, the Rapture would happen 10 days later WHICH IS THE PRECISE DATE that Yehoshua (Joshua) led the Israelites into the Promised Land. (Joshua 4:19).
Antichrist appears AFTER the Church is gone, and AFTER the world has been decimated by 6 trumpet judgments that DESTROY ONE THIRD OF THE EARTH AND ONE THIRD OF ITS POPULATION (2 Thessalonians 2:6-8; Revelation 13:1).
The Church leaves BEFORE those judgments take place and BEFORE Antichrist appears.
Assuming that the 6 trumpet judgments all happened in ONLY 5 DAYS, that would take us to Nisan 24, and would LEAVE ONLY 21 DAYS (3 weeks) for Antichrist to reappear, gain worldwide support, put together an army, defeat Egypt and Turkey, take Jerusalem, and begin his 42-month reign.
As quick as Alex is known to be, that’s CUTTING IT PRETTY SHORT, even for him.
3. THE JEWISH WEDDING
The Church is called the Bride of Christ, and Jesus is called the Bridegroom.
The groom would abduct (rapture) the bride and take her to his father’s house.
The bride would prepare for the ceremony.
They would enter the bridal chamber the groom had prepared.
The groom’s friend would stand by the door.
When the marriage was consummated, the groom would whisper it to his friend, who would tell the guests. (John 3:29; Revelation 11:3).
The couple would enjoy a 7-day honeymoon.
At the end of the 7 days the couple emerged from the wedding chamber and the bride would be introduced publicly to the community.
This corresponds perfectly with Passover which is followed by PRECISELY 7 days of Unleavened Bread. (Leviticus 23:5-8; Judges 14:10-12)
It is on Passover when the Two Witnesses (Moses and Elijah) would begin their testimony announcing the Marriage in heaven between the Bridegroom (Jesus) and His Bride (the Church) has been consummated and warning of judgments to come.
Passover fits the Jewish wedding timetable perfectly.
The First Fruits of Barley DOES NOT.
4. THE TESTIMONY OF SCRIPTURE
At the Last Supper, on Passover Eve, Jesus OFFERED THE CUP OF WINE to His Bride, and His Apostles, on behalf of the collective Church, accepted the cup. (Matthew 26:27-28)
With that, our betrothal to Him was sealed.
He also said what the Jewish groom would typically say to his betrothed bride: “I go to prepare a place for you”. (John 14:2-3)
He also said on Passover “But I say unto you, I WILL NOT DRINK AGAIN OF THIS FRUIT OF THE VINE, UNTIL THAT DAY WHEN I DRINK IT NEW WITH YOU in my Father's kingdom” (Matthew 26:27-29)
He was giving STRONG indication that the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, when He WEDS His Church, will take place on a future Passover.
5. THE LAST TRUMP
Our transformation from mortal to immortal takes place at “the LAST trump”. (1 Corinthians 15:51-52)
We know that the FIRST trump was blown on Pentecost (Sivan 6), SOME 3,500 YEARS ago (Exodus 19:16-20)
THE LAST TRUMP, therefore, must take place AFTER the FIRST Trump (after Sivan 6) in God’s calendar -- and NO LATER THAN THE END of the biblical year which is Adar 29.
Otherwise the expression “LAST Trump” makes absolutely NO SENSE.
Since God’s Calendar BEGINS on Aviv (Nisan) 1 (or Rosh Chodesh Aviv), if the Rapture took place on Aviv 17-18 (First Fruits of Barley) we would be well into a NEW YEAR, our transformation would take place BEFORE (NOT AFTER) THE FIRST TRUMP (Sivan 6, Pentecost) and the term “last Trump” WOULD BE MEANINGLESS.
Is a First Fruits of Barley Rapture possible?
Is it probable?
Although I can’t TOTALLY disprove it with Scripture, my PERSONAL OPINION is no.
But I’m willing to keep and open mind.
My scenario FITS PERFECTLY with the Bible in every detail: A First Fruits Rapture DOES NOT.
However, I’m certainly NOT going to enter into some silly argument over an 8-day difference in our eschatological Timeline.
If, perchance, the Rapture happens on First Fruits of Barley, someone will have to explain the term “last trump” to me.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016
WHY THE RAPTURE CANNOT HAPPEN AFTER PASSOVER
Every once in a while some well-intentioned person (and a few NOT so well intentioned) writes offering a LATER time for the Rapture: Passover Sheni (a month later), Pentecost (50 days later), 9th of Av (almost 4 months later)…
Likewise some insist on Yom Teruah (INCORRECTLY called “Rosh Hashanah”), Yom Kippur, or even Sukkot itself as possible Rapture dates.
I TOTALLY understand their frustration as I dealt with it myself for many years.
Many times I threw my hands up in the air, in total despair, and COMPLAINED TO GOD that “I could make a biblical case FOR THE RAPTURE TO HAPPEN ON ANY OF THE MAJOR FEASTS, and even on Hanukkah and Purim”.
But I can NOW (glory to Jesus!) PROVE with Scripture that the Second Coming happens on Sukkot. (Deuteronomy 31:10; Daniel 9:24)
I can also (praise His Name!) PROVE with Scripture that the Rapture occurs AS THE TRIBULATION BEGINS, and BEFORE THE TERRIBLE TRUMPET JUDGMENTS FALL. (Matthew 24:29; Revelation 6:12; 7:9-14).
And once I can PROVE something with God’s Word, there’s NO WAY you’re going to get me to budge.
WHY can’t it happen anytime AFTER Passover?
When I tell them why, THEY sometimes GET ANGRY.
I DIDN’T decide the eschatological Timeline, GOD DID.
I simply report what He says.
I have no "favorite date" for the Rapture to happen. The date MAKES NO DIFFERENCE TO ME, as long as it happens – the SOONER the better.
THE ONLY PROBLEM that I have with the aforementioned ALTERNATIVE scenarios is A MATHEMATICAL ONE :
It’s already DIFFICULT ENOUGH to squeeze every detail given in Scripture about the Rapture and Tribulation into a 3½-year period.
You can click on “Tribulation Timeline” (TOP LEFT) AND SEE FOR YOURSELF just how many details MUST fit perfectly into that narrow time period.
The Second Coming happens on a moed or MAJOR Feast. (Daniel 8:19; 11:27).
We now KNOW -- beyond doubt -- based on Daniel 9:24 and Deuteronomy 31:10 -- that that Feast is Sukkot.
And the Rapture must take place 3-1/2 years prior.
We must allow a MINIMUM period of 43 MONTHS for Antichrist to reappear, take Jerusalem, become world ruler and GOVERN for 42 months, which END with Christ’s Second Coming. (Revelation 13:5; 19:20).
We must also allow a MINIMUM period of AT LEAST 1,264 days for the Two Witnesses to prophesy (before they're captured and killed by Antichrist); for them to RESURRECT 3½ days later, and ASCEND TO HEAVEN PRIOR TO the Second Coming of Christ
Since the Antichrist CANNOT reappear until THE TRIBULATION HAS BEGUN and the Church has been “TAKEN OUT OF THE WAY”… (2 Thessalonians 2:6-8; Revelation 11:7; 13:1).
And since the Two Witnesses do not begin their testimony UNTIL AFTER the tribulation starts… (Revelation 11:3).
THE NUMBERS SIMPLY DON’T FIT.
If the Rapture happened ANY LATER THAN Passover, the Two Witnesses would be KILLED by Antichrist AFTER Christ’s Second Coming, and while Jesus is RULING THE EARTH.
THAT IS UTTERLY IMPOSSIBLE.
When Jesus returns the Antichrist and his false prophet are cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 19:20).
Consequently, there’s NO ANTICHRIST around when Jesus is ruling the earth.
Matter of fact, even Satan won’t be around (Revelation 20:1-4).
Likewise, ANY LATER THAN PASSOVER SCENARIO, WOULD NOT ALLOW Antichrist to rule 42 months as Scripture requires.
There's only one possible exception, which we will cover in the next message.
Of course God CAN DO ANYTHING and He certainly doesn't need my approval or even my understanding.
However, He didn’t give us this VERY SPECIFIC information just to play with our heads, but for us to take it to heart.
I'd be thrilled if the Rapture took place THIS year.
But REALISTICALLY and BIBLICALLY speaking, as of now, the EARLIEST it can happen would be in spring 2017.
MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016
WHY THE RAPTURE MUST HAPPEN IN SPRING
If you have followed this ministry for some time and already know the answer, please bear with us.
We get new readers every single day who haven’t heard or read this teaching before. And some are babes in Christ.
1. According to Daniel 9:24-27 -- 70 “weeks” or shemittas (7-year agricultural cycles) must transpire from the word to return and build Jerusalem to Messiah Prince.
There have been TWO orders to “return and build Jerusalem”.
Therefore this prophecy refers to BOTH the First Coming and the Second Coming of Jesus.
2. Jesus already fulfilled the first 69½ weeks of the 70 weeks in His First Coming.
That leaves ONLY HALF a week (3½ years) to be fulfilled:
That remaining HALF week is the future 3½ year tribulation which ENDS with Jesus’ Second Coming at the END OF the 70th week. (Daniel 7:25; 12:7; Revelation 13:5; 19:11-20)
70 weeks - 69½ weeks = HALF a week or 3½ years LEFT.
3. Jesus DIED RIGHT SMACK “IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK” (in the middle of a 7-year shemitta cycle) which is Passover. (Daniel 9:26-27; John 19:14-15)
4. Shemitta cycles begin and end ON THE FEAST OF SUKKOT in the fall (Deuteronomy 31:10).
Therefore, Jesus’ Second Coming MUST take place, according to the 70 Weeks Prophecy, ON SUKKOT.
5. If Jesus returns on Sukkot, at the END OF 3½ years of tribulation, that means THAT THE TRIBULATION BEGAN 3½ years PRIOR.
6. 3½ years PRIOR to Sukkot (which is a FALL Feast) take us TO SPRING and, more specifically, to shortly before Passover.
For example if the Second Coming happened on Sukkot of the year 2020, 3 years EARLIER would take us to Sukkot 2017.
And HALF A YEAR earlier (or 6 months) from Sukkot 2017, would take us to Passover 2017:
Tishri 15 to Elul 15 = one month
Elul 15 to Av 15 = two months
Av 15 to Tammuz 15 = 3 months
Tammuz 15 to Sivan 15 = 4 months
Sivan 15 to Iyyar 15 = 5 months
Iyyar 15 to Nisan 15 = 6 months.
Nisan 14-15 is the Feast of Passover.
7. The Church is raptured UNDER THE 6TH SEAL, AS THE TRIBULATION BEGINS, and BEFORE TRIBULATION (TRUMPET) JUDGMENTS BEGIN TO FALL ON THE EARTH (Revelation 7:9-14; 8:1-4)
Therefore, the tribulation must begin and the Rapture MUST TAKE PLACE in SPRING, 3½ years PRIOR to Sukkot, and shortly BEFORE Passover.
Please DO NOT ask me to “re-explain” this. Those requests will be ignored.
I CAN’T EXPLAIN IT any easier or clearer than THAT.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2016
KEYS OF THE KINGDOM
"And I will give to you (in context, to Peter) THE KEYS OF the Kingdom of Heaven: and WHATEVER YOU SHALL BIND ON EARTH SHALL BE WHAT HAS BEEN BOUND IN HEAVEN: and whatsoever YOU SHALL LOOSE ON EARTH SHALL BE WHAT HAS BEEN LOOSED IN HEAVEN (Matthew 16:19).
What did Jesus mean by the "keys of the Kingdom of Heaven"?
There's one prevailing theory that launched a huge world-wide denomination. It basically says that Peter and his "successors" were given authority to forgive sins and to allow people to enter heaven, or prevent them from entering. That's why each papal coat of arms shows two crossed keys.
Evangelicals, who vigorously and correctly argue that Christ and not Peter is the rock on which the Church is built, seem to have NO ANSWER for this verse about the keys, so they just sweep it under the rug.
Nice going, guys.
Keys are instruments used to OPEN and LOCK doors.
When you OPEN the door to something or someone, you turn it LOOSE. When you SHUT the door you incarcerate or keep whoever or whatever BOUND. Hold that thought.
John the Baptist preached that the Kingdom of God (or Kingdom of Heaven, same thing) was "near" (Matthew 3:2).
Then Jesus showed up also preaching the Kingdom was "near" (Matthew 4:17).
Then He sent out His disciples to preach the Kingdom was "near" (Matthew 10:6).
The Kingdom was NEAR, by virtue of the King manifesting on earth publicly in human form.
However, the Kingdom HAD NOT YET COME.
Hence, the prayer Jesus taught the disciples: "your Kingdom COME" (Matthew 6:10).
HAD His Kingdom ALREADY COME, there would be NO NEED to make that petition.
That's why Jesus didn't tell Peter "to you I give" (present tense), but "to you I WILL GIVE" (future tense) the Keys of the Kingdom because the Kingdom HAD NOT YET MANIFESTED ON EARTH.
Jesus Himself told Pilate, JUST PRIOR TO His Crucifixion, that His Kingdom was "not of this world" (John 18:36).
The Kingdom of Heaven CAME and manifested on earth FOR THE FIRST TIME on the day of Pentecost, 34-35 A.D. when the Holy Spirit came upon the 120 gathered in the Upper Room, right above King David's Tomb (Acts 2:1-4, 29).
This confirmed not only that Jesus is the Messiah and rightful heir to David's Throne (Luke 1:32), but that His Kingdom would be FIRST AND FOREMOST SPIRITUAL, and would take place IN PEOPLE'S HEARTS, just like King David was a man "after God's OWN heart" (1 Samuel 13:14; Acts 13:22).
The SPIRITUAL Kingdom CAME on Pentecost, and we find THE FULFILLMENT of Jesus' promise to give Peter the Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven in Acts 2:5-24.
RIGHT AFTER the disciples were filled with the Spirit and spoke in tongues, WHO SPOKE for them and explained to the multitude of multinational Jews what had just happened?
WHO HAD THE PRIVILEGE of LEADING (LOOSING) THE FIRST CONVERTS (about 3,000) into the Kingdom of Heaven? (Acts 2:41)
By preaching on that day, as he did, Peter USED THE SYMBOLIC KEYS JESUS HAD PROMISED HIM TO OPEN THE DOOR OF THE KINGDOM WIDE OPEN to anyone who would "repent and be baptized in the Name of Jesus" (Acts 2:38).
He effectively got to turn the Kingdom of Heaven LOOSE on the earth, and (praise Jesus forever!) that Kingdom has been growing ever since.
That Kingdom, as Daniel prophesied, will eventually manifest IN PHYSICAL as well as spiritual form on this earth: it will never end, and WILL EVENTUALLY TOPPLE and replace ALL GENTILE KINGDOMS (Daniel 2:44-45).
Peter was THE FIRST PERSON to ever OPENLY AND PUBLICLY CONFESS Jesus as "the Messiah, the Son of the Living God" (Matthew 16:16).
Hence, he got to BE THE FIRST to LOOSE the Messiah's Kingdom on earth and usher in THE FIRST BELIEVERS (other than the 120 disciples themselves) into that Kingdom, which Jesus HAD ALREADY LOOSED in Heaven by His death, Resurrection and Ascension.
Peter WAS also THE FIRST TO OPEN the door to the Kingdom of Heaven to gentiles by LOOSING THEM to enter some 14 years later (Acts 10:34-48).
NOT ONE gentile came into the Kingdom (got saved) UNTIL Peter opened the door of the Kingdom TO THEM, and turned God’s Kingdom loose among gentiles.
After Peter turned gentiles loose in Jesus’ Kingdom, then others preached the Gospel to gentiles and brought them into the Kingdom, most notably the great Apostle Paul.
What about BINDING, didn't Jesus also tell Peter he would bind what was already bound in heaven?
Yes. We see that part of Jesus' promise fulfilled in Acts 8:20-23 when Simon the sorcerer offered him money in exchange for the GIFT OF the Holy Spirit, and Peter flat-out refused it and rebuked him. He bound ON EARTH what was bound in heaven.
We see it again in Acts 15:5-11 when Judaizers tried (as they still try today) TO IMPOSE circumcision and law-keeping AS MEANS OF JUSTIFICATION and Peter immediately refuted them (BOUND IT ON EARTH, as it had been bound in heaven since Jesus had made a NEW Testament based ENTIRELY on God's Grace).
He was then backed by Jesus' half-brother James (Acts 15:13-15).
Was Peter THE ONLY ONE given the ability to bind and loose?
In Matthew 18:18 Jesus gave that same authority to "bind" and "loose" on earth to the other disciples.
Peter simply received it FIRST (that's why he was given the metaphoric keys) because he was THE FIRST to recognize and confess Jesus as the Messiah.
That is why Peter had the privilege to be THE FIRST to loose both Jews and gentiles into the Kingdom of God by preaching them the eternal Gospel..
That's also why Peter is ALWAYS MENTIONED FIRST among the 12 apostles.
That's ALL it means.
Nowhere did Jesus say Peter would "rule" the Church.
Nowhere did Jesus EVEN REMOTELY indicate THAT THIS SPECIAL privilege granted to Peter for his bold confession would be PASSED DOWN TO ANY "SUCCESSORS" REAL OR INVENTED.
Nowhere did Jesus say He would make Peter "infallible", let alone anyone FALSELY CLAIMING TO BE his "successor".
And NEVER do we find Peter sitting on a throne, living in a palace, or wearing a jewel-encrusted crown and crucifix.
It's very convenient TO CLAIM to be "Peter's successor" - thereby creating an autocratic religious DICTATORSHIP - when one is living in a fancy palace, sitting on a fancy throne, dressed in fancy apparel, wearing a fancy crown and ring, and protected by a small army of Swiss guards.
Those who WOULD BE "Peter's successors" MUST FOLLOW Peter's example:
1. Confess Jesus BOLDLY and OPENLY as the Messiah, Son of the Living God (Matthew 16:16).
2. Must state BOLDLY AND OPENLY, as Peter did, that Jesus and NOT Peter is the rock or stone upon which the Church is built (Acts 4:11; 1 Peter 2:4-8).
3. State BOLDLY, OPENLY and UNAMBIGUOUSLY that "there is Salvation IN NO OTHER: That there is NO OTHER NAME on earth by which we can be saved" (Acts 4:12).
4. CLEARLY state that Salvation is BY GRACE ONLY, THROUGH FAITH ONLY, NOT BY WORKS (Acts 15:5-11).
5. Trust Jesus enough to WALK ON WATER (Matthew 14:29).
6. Follow Jesus wherever He goes (Matthew 19:27).
7. Heal others with his mere shadow (Acts 5:15-16).
8. Raise the dead (Acts 9:40-41).
9. Be willing to DIE for Jesus (John 21:18-19).
If they don't follow Peter's example, if they can’t match his witness for Christ, they are NOTHING BUT pretentious opportunists.
They have NO CLAIM WHATSOEVER to Peter's spiritual legacy, and THERE'S NO WAY IN HEAVEN OR EARTH that they can be Peter's "successors".
Because we are living in "the time of the end", I thought I'd bring an uplifting message on this mournful day in Jewish history,
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016
VALLEY OF THE BONES
"For I would not, brethren, THAT YOU SHOULD BE IGNORANT OF THIS MYSTERY... that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.
And so ALL Israel SHALL BE SAVED: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and SHALL TURN AWAY UNGODLINESS FROM Jacob:
For this is MY COVENANT to THEM, when I SHALL TAKE AWAY THEIR SINS" (Romans 11:25-27).
ALL ISRAEL SHALL BE SAVED.
I used to believe that this referred only to Israelites who survived the tribulation.
I was wrong.
As the Holy Spirit recently pointed out, "ALL Israel" means "ALL Israel".
It means ALL 12 tribes.
It means EVERY natural Israelite from patriarch Jacob (Israel) to his 12 sons and one daughter, TO THE LAST OF HIS DESCENDANTS.
As I studied Ezekiel chapter 37 recently, where natural Israelites are depicted as a valley FULL OF dry bones, the Lord pointed this Truth out in a BIG WAY.
Ezekiel 37:11 plainly says they're "the WHOLE HOUSE OF Israel".
Israelites are, after all, the Chosen People of His Covenant.
This chapter also says that He will OPEN THEIR GRAVES and resurrect ALL OF THEM (Ezekiel 37:12-14)
He says it again in Ezekiel 36:10:
"And I will multiply men on you, ALL the House of Israel, even ALL OF IT: and the cities shall be inhabited, and the wastes shall be built".
That's why there are SO MANY bones in that valley and why they are SO "VERY DRY" (Ezekiel 37:2):
They've been dead for A LONG TIME.
He promises the same thing in Jeremiah 30:18-20:
"This is what the Lord says:
" ‘I will restore the fortunes of Jacob's tents and have compassion on his dwellings; the city will be rebuilt on her ruins, and the palace will stand in its proper place.
From them will come songs of thanksgiving and the sound of rejoicing. I WILL ADD TO THEIR NUMBERS, AND THEY WILL NOT BE DECREASED; I will bring them honor, and they will not be disdained.
THEIR CHILDREN WILL BE AS IN DAYS OF OLD, and THEIR COMMUNITY WILL BE ESTABLISHED BEFORE ME".
He says it again in Jeremiah 31:1:
"At that time, says the LORD, I will be the God OF ALL THE FAMILIES OF Israel, and THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE".
This is tremendous Truth.
Think for a moment about what it means:
EACH AND EVERY Jew who died during the Holocaust will be raised from the dead.
ALL SIX MILLION OF THEM!
Hitler thought he could exterminate them. BUT GOD SAYS "they ARE MY PEOPLE and I WILL BRING THEM BACK and they will LIVE BEFORE ME".
Glory to Yahweh!
Each and every descendant of Abraham, Isaac and Israel (Jacob) killed by Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks and Romans will be resurrected.
Each and every Jew slaughtered during the evil "Crusades" carried out SUPPOSEDLY (horror of horrors) in the Name of their own Messiah, the Prince of Peace, WILL COME TO LIFE.
Each and every Jew who was persecuted, tortured and put to death during the VERY UNHOLY Inquisition will be raised.
Every Jew murdered by terrorists in modern times, both in Israel and in other nations...
EVERY JEW WHO EVER LIVED, except Judas.
Even WICKED Israelites who died and WENT TO HELL under both the Old and New Testaments will be raised (thank God hell is TEMPORARY and NOT the lake of fire, which is ETERNAL).
The only exceptions would be:
1) Those that already rose after Jesus rose and went up to heaven with Him (Matthew 27:51-53).
2) Jews who KNOW their Messiah, who are not only natural but SUPERNATURAL (spiritual) Jews, and who are alive in Jesus and will be caught up when He appears (Romans 2:28-29; Revelation 7:9). And,
3) Judas, the son of perdition (John 17:12), who gets tossed into the lake of fire.
ALL THE REST OF THEM GET RESURRECTED sometime during the Millennium (John 6:40; 11:24).
Keep in mind, that there are MANY Israelites across the globe, WHO DON'T EVEN KNOW they are Israelites.
Their ancestors also were natural Israelites and DIDN'T know it.
NO ONE knows where the 10 "lost tribes" are today.
But GOD KNOWS!
And, glory to Him for His awesome faithfulness, He will bring them ALL back to life.
ALL ISRAEL: Each and EVERY ONE OF THEM!
Oh, no! You're teaching the wrong doctrine of "dual covenant"!
NO. I'M NOT.
Did I say they get resurrected and saved APART FROM Jesus?
That's what "dual covenant" teaches, and you're right: IT IS IN ERROR.
There's NO SALVATION FOR ANYONE - Jew or Gentile -- APART FROM the ONE AND ONLY SAVIOR: Jesus the Messiah.
Israelites are saved, like everyone else, through Jesus.
All natural Israelites, at some point, will come to know and recognize Jesus as THE ONE AND ONLY God, Savior and Messiah.
Jesus TOOK AWAY ALL SIN FOR ALL TIME.
That would include THEIR sins.
Even those Pharisee bastards, those "chief priests" WHO PLOTTED REPEATEDLY AGAINST JESUS, TRIED TO TRICK HIM, DESPISED HIM, REJECTED HIM, AND DEMANDED HIS CRUCIFIXION, then added insult to injury by mocking Him as He died on the cross for their sins and ours...WHO ON PURPOSE DENIED HIS RESURRECTION, although they can't explain the empty tomb to this day, and that EVEN TAMPERED WITH THEIR OWN CALENDAR TO MAKE IT APPEAR AS THOUGH Jesus DIDN'T fulfill Daniel 9:25-27...
THEY will be resurrected, taken out of hell itself, and forgiven...
And I suspect that THEY'LL FALL ON THEIR FACES in repentance, when they realize who the Messiah is, HOW MUCH HE LOVES THEM, HOW FAITHFUL He is DESPITE their arrogance, self-righteousness and stiff neckedness, and LOVE HIM all the more since "he who is forgiven much LOVES MUCH" (Luke 7:47).
Oh, the mercy and Goodness of our God! Oh, HOW GREAT is His FAITHFULNESS!
I've been praising Him and rejoicing ever since I got this revelation and saw it in Scripture.
I've cried, I've laughed, I've (in my heart) jumped up and down.
Glory, glory, glory, glory, glory, glory, glory to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit!
Great is your Faithfulness, Almighty God! Your mercies TRULY ARE NEW EACH MORNING.
The same chapter (Ezekiel 37:24-28) promises to reunite ALL 12 TRIBES and reunite the northern kingdom (Ephraim) to the southern kingdom (Judah) and that:
"David my servant SHALL BE KING OVER THEM; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.
And they SHALL DWELL IN THE LAND that I have given UNTO JACOB MY SERVANT, in which your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell there, even they, and their children, and their children's children forever: and my servant David SHALL BE THEIR PRINCE FOREVER.
Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them forevermore.
My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
And the nations (natural gentiles) shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them forevermore".
NO WONDER they'll possess the Land of Promise: from the Euphrates on the north (parts of Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and a large chunk of Saudi Arabia -- including the real Mount Sinai) - to the Nile on the south.
THAT larger territory will be needed to accommodate not only Jews regathered from the diaspora, but ALL THE REST OF Jacob's children WHO EVER LIVED.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016
TRUTH IS ALWAYS FREE
Brothers and sisters are often shocked when they learn Truth that has been stated in Scripture for 2,000-3,500 years.
They wonder WHY they never heard it before, when it's been in the Bible ALL THOSE YEARS.
Especially when the market is FLOODED with books, CD's and DVD's supposedly about "biblical prophecy", and written by supposed "prophecy experts".
They get all excited and rejoice to learn what God ACTUALLY SAYS in His Word, instead of what OTHERS SAY that "He says."
Then with the best intention, they contact some of the BOOK SELLERS that abound, and try to convince them that THIS is what they should be teaching.
Only to be bitterly disappointed BY THEIR LACK OF INTEREST in BIBLICAL Truth.
You need to understand one thing: SELLING books on prophecy IS BIG BUSINESS.
There is A HUGE DIFFERENCE between serving Christ by answering His GENUINE call on our lives and SERVING OUR OWN INTERESTS.
The person who REALLY has the call of God on his life, DOES NOTHING for money.
Peter, John, Paul and the other Apostles DID NOTHING for money.
They did what they did OUT OF LOVE for Jesus.
They did it FOR THE SHEER PLEASURE of serving Christ, spreading His incomparable Message, winning souls, and serving His Spiritual Body, the Church.
The ONLY ONE who did what he did FOR MONEY was Judas.
Draw your own conclusions...
"Christians" who are in the BOOK SELLING BUSINESS, DO NOT have THE CALLING OF GOD ON their LIVES and, THEREFORE, are NOT INTERESTED IN TRUTH.
IF THEY SHARED Truth WITH OTHERS THEY WOULD HAVE NOTHING MORE TO SELL.
Again: Truth NEVER CHANGES. Therefore, IF they shared THE Truth with others, they'd have NOTHING MORE to sell.
(Pause and MEDITATE on THAT)...
Those in the BOOK SELLING BUSINESS are HIRELINGS who care NOTHING about the SHEEP, MUCH LESS if THE WOLF (who is usually THEM) devours them (John 10:12-13).
Those in the BOOK SELLING BUSINESS MUST KEEP INVENTING and creating new SPECULATION, and fantastic eschatological scenarios, because otherwise there would be nothing "NEW" to offer and SELL the dumb sheep, and their "good life" at the dumb sheep's expense WOULD END.
They wouldn't be able to live in those multimillion dollar mansions, wear designer duds, have a fleet of luxury automobiles and private airplanes, bodyguards, entourages, and all the other excesses in which they regularly indulge.
Those in the BOOK SELLING BUSINESS are not the least bit concerned about Truth. All they care about are publisher contracts, deadlines, compensatory advances and lining their pockets SELLING IDIOTIC LIES TO EVEN BIGGER IDIOTS.
Those in the BOOK SELLING BUSINESS are CURRENTLY SELLING the anti-biblical garbage about "blood moons", the "Islamic Antichrist", the "Mahdi" (an INVENTED, NON-EXISTENT character no one has EVER seen and no one will EVER see) and that Islam will take over the world.
Questions: Aren't THEY THE SAME PEOPLE that 30 YEARS AGO SOLD US the "Roman Antichrist" or "the Jewish Antichrist"?
Aren't THEY THE SAME PEOPLE who 30 years ago SOLD US THE LIE that it would be the EU or "revived Roman empire", NOT ISLAM, that would rule the world?
Aren't THEY THE SAME PEOPLE who said 14 years ago that when the new millennium came around, computers would not work, that all systems would collapse, and we would not have water, electricity, and other utilities?
When the new millennium arrived, AND NONE OF THAT HAPPENED, did ANY OF THEM REFUND THE MONEY they scammed from millions of dumb sheep?
Did you hear ANY of them EVEN APOLOGIZE FOR SELLING those sensationalist, "Y2K" fear-filled LIES that THEY INVENTED?
Aren't THEY THE SAME PEOPLE who 7 or 8 years ago SOLD MILLIONS OF BOOKS NOT worth the paper they're printed on -- that NAFTA would evolve into a new political alliance called the North American Union with a new monetary system that would replace the U.S. dollar with new currency called the "Amero" (similar to the Euros of the European Union) and that it was "a sure thing"?
Can someone PLEASE SHOW ME an "Amero"?
Aren't THEY THE SAME PEOPLE that 30 years ago said the stones to build the third temple had been sent to Israel from Indiana?
(Good Lord, what idiocy! When Israel has more stones than it knows what to do with: ALL CONSTRUCTION there is made of stones indigenous to that country!)
Aren't THEY THE SAME PEOPLE that 30-40 years ago sold MILLIONS OF BOOKS saying that the Antichrist was Kissinger, Gorbachev, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Moammar Gadaffi, or FORMER King Juan Carlos?
Why WASTE YOUR TIME -- NOT TO MENTION YOUR MONEY -- with fickle, dishonest, LYING prophecy TRAFFICKERS?
WHY waste YOUR MONEY ON FICTION, when the Truth has always been FREE?
Jesus DIDN'T charge ANYTHING for the Gospel.
He DIDN'T charge ANYTHING for His Death and Resurrection that purchased our ETERNAL Salvation.
He DIDN'T charge ANYTHING for prophesying about the return of Jerusalem to Jews, fulfilled in 1967, or for teaching about the signs that would precede His appearing, or about what would happen in the coming tribulation.
And EVERYTHING He prophesied HAS come true, or very soon WILL.
His TRUE Apostles DIDN'T charge ANYTHING for sharing the Truth, or teaching prophecy.
How much did John charge believers for the Book of Revelation?
How much did Paul charge for his teachings about the Rapture?
Brothers and sisters: Let the BLIND continue leading the blind. And we'll see if both DON'T END UP in the ditch.
My only advice to prophecy traffickers is to read THE WARNING that Jesus PERSONALLY issued in Revelation 22:18-19 about the terrible consequences of ADDING TO, OR SUBTRACTING FROM, God's Word, PARTICULARLY His Word of Prophecy.
And let us pray that God will have mercy on their lying, greedy, selfish, DISHONEST souls.
WE CANNOT teach and preach the Truth, when OUR HEART is AFTER SELLING BOOKS and SQUEEZING EVEN MORE MONEY FROM God's FLOCK.
Christ said that we CANNOT serve TWO MASTERS (Matthew 6:24).
WE CANNOT SERVE God AND MONEY.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016
JESUS NEEDS YOUR BODY
“The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but THE EARTH HE HAS GIVEN TO THE CHILDREN OF MEN.” (Psalm 115:16)
“God’s purpose (INTENT) was THAT NOW, THROUGH THE CHURCH, the MULTIFACETED Wisdom of God SHOULD BE MADE KNOWN TO THE RULERS AND PRINCIPALITIES IN THE HEAVENLY REALMS” (Ephesians 3:10)
FROM THE MOMENT we are born-again of the Spirit, Jesus TAKES RESIDENCE INSIDE our bodies.
Your physical body has become HIS TEMPLE. (1 Corinthians 3:16-17)
Since it is HIS temple, it’s where Jesus Presence MUST MANIFEST just as He did in the ancient temples in Jerusalem. (1 Kings 8:10; 2 Chronicles 5:14; 7:2; Habakkuk 2:20)
Problem is YOUR SINFUL, SELFISH SOUL wants to use your body for ITS OWN SELFISH PURPOSE.
And, IF YOU LET IT, it will end up DESTROYING your physical body.
Your soul wants to use your body to manifest CARNAL desires: adultery, fornication, pornography, drugs, drunkenness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, strife, jealousy, wrath, selfishness, divisions, heresies, envy – and other such things – and if these are allowed to manifest without restraint, they will culminate in murder. (Galatians 5:19)
Your soul will end up KILLING you. (Ezekiel 18:4; Romans 6:23)
Unfortunately, 95% or more of Christ’s Body today LIVES FROM the SINFUL, CONTAMINATED human soul:
Meanwhile, the born-again spirit is TOTALLY NEGLECTED, UTTERLY FORGOTTEN, and BURIED UNDER A PILE OF USELESS RELIGIOUS MANURE.
God gave us a born-again spirit SO THAT WE COULD:
A. SEE and ENTER His Kingdom. (John 3:5) And,
B. SO THAT, having ENTERED His Kingdom, WE’D RULE from HIS KINGDOM and LIVE FROM and IN HIS SPIRIT -- and NO LONGER live from the sinful soul. (Romans 8:5, 13; Galatians 5:16, 25)
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HEARD THIS TRUTH TAUGHT IN THAT RELIGIOUS COUNTRY CLUB BUILDING THAT WE WRONGLY CALL “CHURCH”?
Or from that pastor or preacher that UNBIBLICALLY collects a 10% tax on your income that he falsely calls “tithe”?
WHEN was the last time you heard this from that lying, scamming televangelist to whom you sent your hard-earned 50 bucks hoping to magically prosper?
WHEN did you read it in the Sunday school quarterly, or IN ONE OF THOSE books YOU BOUGHT crammed with religious FICTION, and NOT WORTH THE PAPER on which they’re printed?
Jesus WANTS your HEART – all of it.
Jesus WANTS your SOUL – all of it.
But Jesus NEEDS YOUR FLESH BODY TO MANIFEST ON THIS EARTH and TO RULE THIS EARTH.
Because in order to rule this earth one MUST BE human. (Genesis 1:28)
A HUMAN (earth) body is NECESSARY in order to rule the earth. (Genesis 2:7)
However, that physical body MUST BE RULED BY the spirit.
The born-again spirit IS JESUS (2 Corinthians 3:17; Ephesians 3:14-19):
Because God is Spirit, IN ORDER FOR GOD TO USE YOUR HUMAN BODY TO RULE THIS EARTH, YOUR BODY NEEDS TO BE RULED BY THE SPIRIT (John 4:24)
NOT BY THE SINFUL SOUL.
Romans 8:19 & 22 say that THE WHOLE CREATION is groaning and travailing in eager expectation of THE MANIFESTATION OF the SONS OF GOD:
For that glorious moment when Jesus is FULLY manifested IN EACH OF US. (1 John 3:2).
Your spirit within (in the stomach & kidney area) MUST ARISE and say:
“Step aside, SOUL, I am TAKING OVER:
Jesus, THIS is your body. I Offer IT TO YOU as living sacrifice (Romans 12:1)
This body DOES NOT BELONG TO ME:
It DOES NOT belong to my soul:
it BELONGS TO YOU: it is YOUR TEMPLE.
USE IT as you will."
Then LET the INNER JESUS (in the CENTER of your being – in the stomach & kidney area) TAKE CHARGE.
Your body NEEDS to become HIS body.
And when it does, THE BODY of Christ will be UNITED WITH THE HEAD.
It will be CAUGHT UP into the Head, who is THE FIRST JESUS, the One WHO ASCENDED TO HEAVEN.
Jesus SACRIFICED HIS PHYSICAL BODY FOR YOU, to eternally save you and deliver you from sin.
HOW can we DENY HIM what He VOLUNTARILY GAVE UP for us?
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016
JESUS NEVER LEFT
“After he said this, HE WAS TAKEN UP BEFORE THEIR VERY EYES, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them: “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? THIS SAME JESUS, WHO HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM YOU INTO HEAVEN, WILL COME BACK IN THE SAME WAY YOU HAVE SEEN HIM GO INTO HEAVEN.” (Acts 1:9-11)
“REPENT THEREFORE, AND BE CONVERTED, THAT YOUR SINS MAY BE BLOTTED OUT (ERASED), that times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;
And he SHALL SEND JESUS CHRIST, who before was preached unto you:
WHOM THE HEAVEN MUST RECEIVE UNTIL THE TIMES OF RESTITUTION OF ALL THINGS, which God has spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. (Acts 3:19-21)
I don’t understand… You just quoted two verses that say Jesus ASCENDED and that He must return, and you’re also saying that Jesus NEVER LEFT…
JESUS NEVER LEFT.
His PHYSICAL body did ascend to the Father.
However, I ask you, Evangelical and Roman Catholic brothers and sisters:
IS JESUS GOD?
One of the few things we all agree on is that He is God.
Is God OMNIPRESENT?
So just because the flesh and blood body that Jesus inhabited and used to affect our Redemption IS NO LONGER AROUND, that DOES NOT MEAN that Jesus left.
If Jesus is God, Jesus is Omnipresent and He has NEVER LEFT US.
DIDN’T HE SAY those very words in Matthew 28:20:
“Look, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, even unto the end of the age?”
So, the next question is: since Jesus NEVER LEFT, since He is Omnipresent and perfectly able to be in heaven AND ON EARTH, as well as in every other dimension, SIMULTANEOUSLY…
SINCE JESUS IS STILL HERE…
WHERE is Jesus today?
He is INSIDE each born-again believer.
I don’t care who they are, I don’t care what Christian “label” they wear.
Yes, Jesus LIVES in us through His Holy Spirit.
BUT – there’s also AN ACTUAL JESUS MADE OF SPIRIT SUBSTANCE (HEAVENLY MATERIAL) INSIDE US.
And He must be ALLOWED to become “FULLY FORMED” IN US (Galatians 4:19)
The Apostle Peter calls THE INNER JESUS IN US “the HIDDEN man of the heart” (1 Peter 3:4).
WHY do you think Christ’s Church is called HIS BODY? (Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 4:12; 5:23, 29)
(And when I say “His Church” I’m talking about A SPIRITUAL ENTITY, comprised of many DIVERSE members, NOT about a RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION). (Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 12:12-26)
Because Jesus has TAKEN RESIDENCE INSIDE YOUR FLESH AND BLOOD BODY, JUST AS HE DID in that flesh and blood body that Mary carried in her womb for 9 months!
We are LITERALLY His body on earth.
Yes, THE FIRST flesh body that Jesus inhabited has ascended and sits at the Father’s Right Hand, and is waiting until HIS ENEMIES ARE MADE HIS FOOTSTOOL.
And WHO will MAKE THEM His footstool?
Christ’s Bodies here on earth:
You and me!
There’s NO WAY of getting around this tremendous, WORLD-CHANGING TRUTH.
Since WE ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST we need to START thinking, speaking AND ACTING AS CHRIST.
We need to FOCUS ON the INNER Christ.
We need to look for Him INSIDE US, NOT in ANYTHING EXTERNAL. (Luke 17:20-21)
We need to RELY ON, and LIVE FROM, the INNER Christ.
THAT’S where the POWER and the Authority are. (Matthew 28:18)
THAT’S where Christ is on earth, and has been for two millennia.
THAT is the BEST KEPT SECRET that religion HAS BURIED and done its satanic worst to KEEP FROM US:
Whenever and WHEREVER you and I show up... JESUS HAS ARRIVED!
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016
“When a strong man, fully armed, guards his space, his possessions are safe. But WHEN SOMEONE STRONGER COMES AGAINST HIM AND CONQUERS HIM, HE TAKES AWAY THE ARMOR in which the man trusted and DIVIDES UP HIS PLUNDER.” (Luke 11:21-22)
What tremendous Scripture!
To think it’s been right there in Luke’s Gospel for 2,000 years!
And NOBODY BELIEVES IT.
NOBODY ACTS accordingly.
NOBODY is TAKING ANYTHING AWAY FROM “the strong man”.
If anything, through apathy and self-pity, we Christians have ALLOWED THE “strong man” to DIVIDE US and PLUNDER US!!!
Tch tch tch tch tch tch…
Oh, so you’re talking about “spiritual warfare”…
The “war” was fought AND WON – OVERWHELMINGLY – BY JESUS – the Captain of our Salvation, 2,000 YEARS AGO.
BECAUSE the war was won, BECAUSE WE HAVE THAT “SOMEONE STRONGER” IN US, we should be TAKING AWAY STUFF from principalities and powers RIGHT AND LEFT.
We should be setting captives free, BRINGING SOULS INTO HIS KINGDOM ON A DAILY BASIS, we should be taking cities, counties, states and countries – ALL OVER THIS WORLD – for Jesus’ glory!
The “strong man” LOST the war!!!
Yet by acting like helpless “victims”, by thinking and acting LIKE THE VANQUISHED, INSTEAD OF LIKE THE VICTORS…
We’re ALLOWING “the strong man” TO RULE!!!
We’re allowing him TO ACT AS THOUGH he’d won.
THAT is what RELIGION has done to us.
THAT is why I have told you, and will tell you again and again, UNTIL it dawns on you…
THAT RELIGION is Satan's most effective and USEFUL tool.
And I’m not talking about just pagan religions like Islam, Hinduism or Buddhism…
I’m talking about so-called “CHRISTIAN” religion!!!
And, yes, Jesus in His great mercy used three ministers of a particular brand of Christian religion to bring me to salvation many years ago.
Thank God for those who AT LEAST PREACH the true Gospel of Grace!
And yes, I’m eternally grateful to Jesus, and to them.
The reason I responded to their preaching, however, is that those three men PREACHED JESUS, NOT religion.
But even when they get people saved, if Satan can keep those Christians IN THE DARK about WHO LIVES IN THEM, and about the MIGHT and the Authority they HAVE IN THEIR INNER MAN (who is NONE OTHER THAN JESUS), he will make us, for the most part, USELESS, and he’ll keep ACTING AS THOUGH he’d won.
And we’ll keep acting and LIVING AS IF we’d lost.
We need to serve eviction notices to principalities and powers ALL OVER THIS WORLD!
We need to notify wicked spirits THAT THE STRONGER ONE AND GREATER ONE is IN US and that their “term” HAS EXPIRED.
That THE STRONGEST ONE IS HERE and He’s not taking ANY of their crap.
That THEY’RE NO LONGER ALLOWED to rule.
THAT THEIR ARMOR and their STRONGHOLDS are TAKEN AWAY AND DEMOLISHED! (2 Corinthians 10:4)
That they are SILENCED, PARALYZED, AND UNABLE TO FUNCTION!
And we need to remind them that THEIR HEAD (Satan), as well as their individual “heads” ARE CRUSHED:
And that THE SAME ONE WHO CRUSHED THEM 2,000 YEARS AGO IS HERE TO CRUSH THEM AGAIN.
We need to kick principality butt FROM NOW UNTIL JESUS APPEARS IN THE CLOUDS AND TAKES US HOME!
Man, if I have anything to do with it, we’re NOT leaving this earth as a wimpy, helpless, anorexic “Church” on the verge of extinction.
Jesus put Bible teachers like me on this planet for “perfecting the saints” (myself included), for EDIFYING THE BODY OF CHRIST, UNTIL WE ALL COME INTO THE UNITY OF THE FAITH…
UNTO A PERFECT MAN, (WHO IS) the measure of the stature OF THE FULLNESS OF CHRIST. (Ephesians 4)
And I’m not SETTLING FOR ANYTHING LESS!
There are BILLIONS of Christians around this world of ours.
THERE SIMPLY IS NO EXCUSE for us TO ALLOW the enemy to CONSTANTLY “steal, kill and destroy” as though he’d won the war, and as though we’re helpless weaklings on life support.
Awaken, sleeping Colossus!
“GREATER is He that is IN me than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4) MUST STOP BEING A MEANINGLESS RELIGIOUS CLICHÉ.
DON’T SAY IT UNLESS YOU REALLY BELIEVE IT.
DON’T SAY IT UNLESS YOU KNOW – AND ARE CONVINCED BEYOND ANY DOUBT – that IT’S TRUE.
MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016
IS YOUR GOD WILLING?
Is your God willing TO DIE for you?
There's no shortage of religion in this world.
Whether its Hinduism, which believes in multiple deities, Buddhism, which believes in myriad reincarnations, Islam which, though monotheistic, believes in a remote god, we can never aspire to come close to, let alone be One with.
What all FALSE RELIGIONS HAVE IN COMMON IS one or more DRACONIAN god[s] WHO MAKE ALL SORTS OF DIFFICULT DEMANDS, EXACT BLIND LOYALTY, BUT DO little or NOTHING for their worshipers.
These "gods" want you to behave a certain way, but HAVE DONE NOTHING to solve the sin problem which has plagued humanity for millennia, and which is the culprit for all the evil in the world.
What sets the Christian faith APART FROM false religion - and ALL religion is to one extent or another FALSE - is that our God was not only WILLING TO die for us, but that He resolved the sin problem ONCE AND FOR ALL.
God was IN Christ reconciling the world unto Himself, NOT COUNTING men's sins against them [2 Corinthians 5:19].
By ONE Sacrifice (Himself), He has perfected FOREVER those who are sanctified [Hebrews 10:14].
Does your god even LOVE YOU?
Greater love has no man than this that HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE for his friends [John 15:13].
If your "god" doesn't love you, WHY should you love him?
If your "god" wasn't willing to give his life for you, WHY should you give your life to him?
Was your god willing to DIE for you?
Was he willing TO TAKE THE PUNISHMENT for your sins, IN YOUR STEAD?
Was he willing to be beaten, flogged, spit upon, mocked, humiliated, crowned with thorns, crucified and thrust with a spear?
Was he willing to take THE VERY HELL that your sin deserved FOR YOU?
Does he love you enough to PAY for you WITH HIS OWN BLOOD?
If the answer is "no", DUMP HIM!
That's not God. That's nothing but a counterfeit.
...Nothing but a figment of corrupt men's imaginations.
False gods are LOSERS.
They're ALL dead.
They couldn't even SAVE THEMSELVES, let alone save ANYONE ELSE.
Give your heart and life to the Winner.
The One who died for you, poured His own Blood FOR YOU, went to hell FOR YOU, then ROSE FROM THE DEAD, overcoming Satan, sin and death FOREVER.
Receive the REAL God into your heart.
The ONLY One worth dying for…
The ONLY One worth LIVING for…
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2016
WHEN DID THE NEW TESTAMENT BEGIN ?
“Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that I WILL MAKE A NEW COVENANT with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; my covenant WHICH THEY BROKE, although I was a husband unto them, says the LORD:
But THIS SHALL BE THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE with the house of Israel; After those days, says the LORD, I WILL PUT MY LAW IN THEIR INWARD PARTS, and write it IN THEIR HEARTS; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for THEY SHALL ALL KNOW ME, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, says the LORD: FOR I WILL FORGIVE THEIR INIQUITY, AND I WILL REMEMBER THEIR SIN NO MORE.” (Jeremiah 31:31-34)
If you asked most Christians, they would tell you that the New Testament begins with Matthew’s Gospel.
And if you asked heretical “Christians” or heretical “Messianic Jews” they’d give the same FALSE answer.
The reason that the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) are listed in most Bibles as part of the New Testament is because the 3½-year period during which Jesus ministered publicly represents THE TRANSITION from the OLD Testament to the NEW Testament.
However, during that transitional period THE OLD TESTAMENT WAS STILL IN EFFECT.
Jesus’ entire public ministry, described in the Gospels, took place UNDER THE OLD TESTAMENT.
During those pivotal 3½-years Jesus preached, taught, led by example, healed, and performed many miracles.
They culminated with His death at Golgotha – by which He REMOVED the sin of the world FOR ALL TIME – His Resurrection and His Ascension.
His HOLY, PURE, SINLESS Blood was poured out to CLEANSE ALL SIN FOREVER and thus RATIFY (CONFIRM, STRENGTHEN) the Eternal Covenant that God made with Abraham some 2,000 years prior. (Daniel 9:27; Hebrews 9:12, 26; 10:12-14)
After His Resurrection Jesus instructed the disciples to STAY IN JERUSALEM UNTIL they were endued with POWER FROM ABOVE. (Luke 24:49)
That power FROM ABOVE manifested on Pentecost of 34 A.D. or 35 A.D. when the Holy Spirit filled all 120 that were gathered in the Upper Room. (Acts 2:1-4)
AND THAT IS WHEN the NEW Testament kicked in.
That is when God’s Law went from being a bunch of commandments etched in stone ON THE OUTSIDE, to being written IN OUR HEARTS (INSIDE).
That’s when the NEW BIRTH took place inside believers by which they acquired God’s own Divine, sinless. Love Nature. (2 Peter 1:4)
THAT IS WHEN THE NEW TESTAMENT REPLACED the OLD TESTAMENT – FOREVER!!! (2 Corinthians 3:14; Hebrews 8:13; 9:15; 10:9)
The NEW Testament began NOT with the Gospels, but in the Book of Acts.
When we read the Gospels, therefore, it’s important to remember that Jesus was STILL ministering under the Old Testament (Sinai Law), since He had not yet poured out His sinless blood to remove all sin for all the ages.
Therefore, when Jesus says in the Gospels:
“And if your right eye causes you to offend, pluck it out, and cast it from you: for it is better for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be cast into hell.” (Matthew 5:29)
We MUST REMEMBER He was speaking based on the OLD Testament, which NO LONGER APPLIES, SINCE IT WAS REPLACED WITH THE NEW, and infinitely better Testament sealed in His own Blood (1 Peter 1:18-19)
He was speaking BEFORE all sin was removed forever. (1 John 3:5)
After Golgotha and the Resurrection EVERYTHING changed:
THE NEW COVENANT kicked in under which GOD NO LONGER COUNTS OR EVEN REMEMBERS OUR SINS!
So PERFECT, SO COMPLETE, SO THOROUGH was Jesus’ Work of Redemption on our behalf.
Glory to the Almighty One, Father, Son and Holy Spirit for all the eons of eternity!
Worship Him, Body of Christ! Adore the King of kings! Rejoice in His GREAT Salvation!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2016
There are millions of “Christians” and Messianic Jews the world over who are only MENTAL believers.
Mental believers attend religious services regularly, participate in religious rituals, learn “selected” portions of Scripture, sing hymns, pray and, for the most part, live pretty “clean” lives ON THE OUTSIDE.
Their problem is ON THE INSIDE.
Mental believers are people who have MENTALLY ACCEPTED OR REALIZED that Jesus IS the Messiah.
That He is the One promised by God to redeem mankind.
Unfortunately, mental Christians are NOT REAL Christians.
The definition of a REAL Christian is someone who believes in Jesus, NOT ONLY WITH THEIR MIND, but WITH ALL OF HIS OR HER HEART. (Matthew 22:37-40; Romans 8:9; 10:9)
Consequently, a REAL Christian is someone who TRUSTS JESUS ENTIRELY for Salvation. (Acts 4:11-12)
If they TRUST JESUS ENTIRELY for salvation, they:
1. DO NOT TRUST themselves,
2. DO NOT TRUST their own works,
3. DO NOT TRUST THE SINAI LAW,
4. DO NOT TRUST any religion or man-made denomination FOR SALVATION.
If they trust ANYTHING or ANYONE – OTHER THAN JESUS HIMSELF—for Salvation, THEY DO NOT TRUST JESUS COMPLETELY.
That means they have NO FAITH in Him (the word “faith” means “TRUST”).
THEY ARE ONLY MENTAL Christians, and they ARE NOT SAVED:
It’s WITH THE HEART that humans believe unto righteousness. (Romans 10:9)
Mental Christians and Messianics VIRULENTLY HATE ME and this ministry because we preach THE TRUE GOSPEL of Grace.
They HATE US PASSIONATELY because we teach THAT JESUS DID EVERYTHING with regards to our salvation -- and that THE ONLY ROLE we play with regards to salvation IS RECEIVING HIS FREE GIFT OF ETERNAL REMOVAL OF SIN, ETERNAL FORGIVENESS, and ETERNAL LIFE.
MENTAL Christians and Messianics are those who write critical letters and, even after we have THOROUGHLY REFUTED EVERY ONE OF THEIR “ARGUMENTS” WITH SCRIPTURE…
Even after THEIR BACKS ARE AGAINST THE WALL, and they HAVE RUN OUT OF “objections” to the true Gospel…
Even when they HAVE NO ANSWERS to our Bible-based arguments for the Gospel…
They STILL cling DESPERATELY to the Sinai Law for righteousness.
Because THEY DO NOT TRUST JESUS!
Trust is one of those ABSOLUTES that you either HAVE, or DON’T HAVE.
You cannot PARTIALLY trust someone.
You either TRUST THEM (completely), or YOU DON’T.
Partial “trust” means NO TRUST.
THAT IS WHY they WON’T FORSAKE the VERY Sinai law which CONDEMNS THEM: (Romans 7:8-11; Galatians 3:10)
Because, even though they know MENTALLY that Jesus is the Messiah, THEY DO NOT TRUST JESUS FOR SALVATION, hence THEY WANT “AN EXTRA INSURANCE POLICY” AGAINST GOING TO HELL:
“Just in case” that Jesus ISN’T enough to save them completely! (Hebrews 7:25)
Since Salvation has always been by Grace through TRUST (faith), MENTAL Messianic Jews and MENTAL CHRISTIANS (I’m sorry to say) ARE LOST.
As Isaiah prophesied long ago: .
“The Lord says: "These people come near to me with their mouth and HONOR ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEARTS ARE FAR FROM ME” (Isaiah 29:13)
Even Abraham was declared righteous BY FAITH (TRUST) in God, 430 years before THERE WAS a Sinai Law. (Genesis 15:6; Galatians 3:16-17)
God told a man that was close to 100 years old, and CHILDLESS that he would be the “father of MANY NATIONS (gentiles)”.
That his descendants would be AS NUMEROUS AS THE STARS IN HEAVEN!
Human logic would have thought “that’s IMPOSSIBLE”.
Had Abraham believed God ONLY WITH HIS MIND, had Abraham been only a MENTAL believer, he would have said “NO WAY. I’m almost a hundred, Sara’s barren: That CANNOT happen”.
Thank God, that Abraham believed God, not only with his mind, BUT WITH HIS HEART.
Abraham BELIEVED (TRUSTED) GOD WITH ALL HIS HEART, DESPITE his mental “objections” that told him that God’s Promise “didn’t make any sense”.
Hence Abraham is called the “father of the faithful”, and God was pleased not only to DECLARE HIM RIGHTEOUS BY FAITH (WITHOUT the Sinai law), but TO ENTER AN ETERNAL COVENANT WITH Abraham. (Genesis 17:7)
Glory to Jesus from everlasting to everlasting!
Thank you Jesus, for your COMPLETE, PERFECT, NOTHING LACKING Work of Redemption!
Do you TRUST JESUS ENOUGH to HAVE COMPLETE CONFIDENCE in WHAT HE DID TO SAVE YOU?
If not, you’re NOT saved.
NO ONE CAN SERVE TWO MASTERS, FOR YOU WILL ALWAYS LOVE ONE AND HATE THE OTHER: (Matthew 6:24)
Hence, you either LOVE JESUS, WITH ALL your heart, or LOVE the Sinai LAW that kills you with ALL your heart. Your heart CANNOT BELONG TO BOTH.
You cannot TRUST God’s Grace and STILL LIVE UNDER THE SINAI LAW (Romans 11:6)
Do you TRUST JESUS ENOUGH TO FORSAKE SINAI?
“HOW WILL YOU ESCAPE if you UNAPPRECIATE SO GREAT SALVATION?”
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2016
JESUS & HOT DOGS
Secularism has hijacked our school system.
From pre-school all the way to graduate school.
Unfortunately, it’s too late to do anything about it.
The takeover is TOTAL and, in my humble opinion, barring a bona fide miracle, IRREVERSIBLE.
Instead of STANDING and FIGHTING for Judeo-Christian values and morality,WE RETREATED AND ABANDONED the public school system, as well as our colleges and universities, DECADES AGO.
We saw it NOT AS ALLOWING SECULARISM TO CONTROL OUR SCHOOLS AND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING, NOT AS THE DISINTEGRATION of the American family, and of American society, but as a BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY.
And, sure enough, many “Christians” have PROFITED from establishing their own “Christian” schools and universities, where Christian kids can HIDE, LIKE THEIR WIMPY PARENTS, from the “evil world”, and become even weaker spiritually than their progenitors.
Religious organizations HAVE PROFITED AT THE EXPENSE OF the very families which they claim to support.
Therefore, when someone complains that their kids feel “out of place” in the public school system, or that they can’t become real close to their peers, because they DO NOT SHARE the same values, there are only two REALISTIC ways to go:
1. Send them to Christian schools, where they’ll at least share the BASIC Christian faith and values with their peers, and where they’ll be as ineffective for God’s Kingdom as their parents.
Warning: if you do,GET READY TO PAY STEEP TUITION and FORK OUT ADDITIONAL MONEY for A LOT OF PERIPHERALS.
2. Be PROACTIVE:
THE REASON those kids are so focused on the world is most of them were raised in non-Christian SINGLE PARENT HOMES.
Most of them have had NO ROLE MODEL, no real love, NO MORAL GUIDANCE, NO SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION, no deeply-rooted convictions or values.
For years, Godless, secular, leftist TV has been their babysitter.
They’ve grown up listening to Kanye, Beyonce, Rihanna, Jay Z, or watching the Kardashian sluts.
And in the schools WE ABANDONED they’ve been told, again and again,that they’re nothing but highly evolved ANIMALS.
Most of them are SPIRITUALLY DEAD.
WHAT ON EARTH do you expect?
Sure enough, they behave like wild animals fighting for survival.
They’re like abandoned ships tossed to and fro by the WORLD’S WINDS and WAVES.
And you can’t blame THE ONE parent too much, because usually he or she is working their butt off to pay the rent or mortgage and put food on the table.
When they get home after work they are usually EXHAUSTED, and all they have strength to do is plop unto a chair, pop some TV dinner into the oven or microwave, and watch some TV themselves, in order to recharge their batteries and get ready to face the same drudgery the next day.
If you are fortunate enough to have a stable, two-parent home, consider inviting some of those kids from public school to your home for cookies and ice cream, or pizza, get to know them, play Monopoly or some video games,and share Christ with them.
Or take them to a local park on Saturdays, play baseball, soccer, football, or whatever… throw some hot dogs on the grill, get some chips and Pepsi, and SHARE JESUS WITH THEM.
Then your own kids won’t feel so lonely and “different”.
Dear God, you could start THOUSANDS if not MILLIONS of ministries ACROSS AMERICA by doing that.
God may even HONOR our efforts and SEND A WAVE OF DESPERATELY NEEDED SPIRITUAL AWAKENING to our youth.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016
DON’T TAKE JESUS FOR GRANTED
There are millions, if not billions of Christians around the world and, despite our many differences, there’s one unfortunate trait that 95% of us share:
WE TAKE JESUS for granted.
Praise God for every single person who HAS Jesus (1 John 5:12), but the question is:
IF YOU HAVE HIM, HOW can you IGNORE HIM?
We say that we’re born-again, and praise Jesus for everyone who is, WE SAY that Jesus “lives in my heart”…
If He TRULY LIVES INSIDE YOU, then WHY aren’t you focused ON THE INSIDE WHERE JESUS IS?
WHY is it that we focus ONLY ON THE OUTSIDE?
We make a man-made building the focus of our worship (OUTSIDE) instead of Christ Himself (INSIDE).
We pay attention to all sorts of religious paraphernalia like candles, statues, medals, rosaries crucifixes and crosses (OUTSIDE), WHEN ALL THE WHILE JESUS IS ON THE INSIDE.
We waste money on books and DVD’s filled with religious fantasies AND OUTRIGHT LIES (OUTSIDE), instead of scrutinizing His written Word and allowing it to CONNECT WITH THE Word Incarnate, the JESUS WE HAVE INSIDE.
NEGLECT of the INNER Christ and His Holy Spirit is THE NUMBER ONE CULPRIT of the Church’s spiritually emaciated condition.
THAT’S THE REASON why the Christian faith is fragmented almost beyond recognition.
THAT’S THE REASON there are DIVISIONS among even born-again believers. (1 Corinthians 3:3-4)
THAT’S THE REASON we’re carnal and constantly DOMINATED BY SIN
THAT’S THE REASON we lack spiritual discernment.
THAT’S THE REASON we have no solid foundation and are SO EASILY DECEIVED and tossed around BY EVERY wind of false doctrine.
We are CARNAL when we focus on the OUTSIDE.
We are SPIRITUAL when we focus ON THE INNER CHRIST, INSIDE.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016
ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS
“According TO YOUR FAITH (trust) be it unto you” (Matthew 9:29)
Religion doesn’t GET Jesus.
It simply DOESN’T.
If it excels at anything, it’s at mixing apples with oranges AND INVENTING FALSE DOCTRINE.
There are many Scriptures that say that God judges people “according to their works”. (Jeremiah 25:13-14; 2 Corinthians 11:14-15; Revelation 20:12-13)
The question is WHAT PEOPLE?
God has ALWAYS, I mean ALWAYS, made a distinction between THOSE WHO ARE IN COVENANT WITH HIM and those who AREN’T.
And we have THE BEST Covenant ever made, bar none. (Hebrews 8:6)
It’s called the NEW Covenant or NEW Testament.
Under the NEW Testament, confirmed by the Blood of Jesus, God DOES NOT COUNT SINS AGAINST those who are in Jesus (hence in ETERNAL Covenant with Him). (Romans 4:8; 2 Corinthians 5:19)
He DOES COUNT sins to those who ARE NOT in Jesus and, therefore, OUTSIDE His Covenant.
THEY will be judged according to THEIR works.
They TRUSTED THEIR WORKS for salvation, and NOT Jesus.
Therefore, they’re judged according to their “faith”, according to WHAT THEY TRUSTED.
Those who trust Jesus completely are JUDGED ACCORDING TO JESUS’ OWN, PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
Hence, there’s NO CONDEMNATION WHATSOEVER against us. (Romans 8:1, 31-33)
Those who trust THEIR OWN WORKS for their status in the afterlife, those who trust in “being a good person” (whatever they think THAT means) WILL BE JUDGED ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS.
Born-again Christians, on the other hand, are credited Jesus’ OWN PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS – AGAINST WHICH THERE IS NO LAW and NO CONDEMNATION. (Galatians 5:23; Colossians 2:13-16)
For the unsaved, there are DEGREES of judgment, according to what degree of evil they have done. (Matthew 11:20-22; Luke 12:47-48; 20:47; Hebrews 10:29)
The ONLY role that works play for born again Christians is with regards to rewards.
I’ve said before I’M NOT AN EXPERT ON rewards.
I am, however, AND TO JESUS BE ALL THE GLORY, an expert on Salvation.
I can’t think of a bigger or better “reward” than JESUS HIMSELF.
That’s why I’ve never been interested in any other reward.
I serve and obey Him (most of the time) because I LOVE HIM, PERIOD.
Not in order to “GET” anything for it.
That being said, the Bible does talk about various crowns, and about ruling over more or fewer cities, during the Millennium.
THE ONLY ROLE that works play for a Christian is with regards to those peripheral rewards. (1 Corinthians 3:11-15)
WORKS PLAY NO ROLE WHATSOEVER IN OUR SALVATION. (Romans 3:28; 9:11-12; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5)
NONE. ZERO. NADA.
To sum up: God will judge unbelievers according to their works because they TRUST their works.
God judges Christians to be PERFECTLY RIGHTEOUS SAINTS because we TRUST JESUS and His Righteousness, which ENDURES FOREVER. (Psalm 112:3, 9)
And those WHO CAN’T TELL THE DIFFERENCE between these two groups, HAVE NO BUSINESS formulating doctrine.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016
TURKEY IN PROPHECY
The Western world recently held its collective breath as an alleged coup took place in Turkey.
The coup tried, presumably, to topple the government of Dictator Recep Erdogan.
The next day it was announced that the coup had failed and, in its aftermath, Erdogan has been conducting purges of all those he regards as his enemies.
Some are now reporting that the coup may have been staged, and used as convenient excuse for Erdogan to GET RID OF ANY opposition to his ever more dictatorial regime.
Because of its strategic location between Europe and Asia, and being also part of the Middle East, Turkey is considered a key NATO ally, instrumental and necessary in the defeat of ISIS.
Turkey has also played a significant role in history.
The first two major battles (Issus and Granicus) between the Greeks, led by Alexander, and the Persians, led by Darius, that led to Alexander’s conquest of the Persian Empire, took place in Turkey.
In the 4th century A.D. Turkey’s capital Istanbul (formerly known as Constantinople) became the capital of the Eastern/Byzantine portion of the Roman Empire.
From the 13th to the 20th century it was also the seat of the now defunct Ottoman Empire, which controlled large portions of the Middle East, including Jerusalem, for over 6 centuries.
And, if we believe certain BOOK SELLERS who know as much about Bible prophecy as they know about the planet Saturn, the Ottoman Empire will come back to life and produce the Antichrist.
Is this SPECULATION remotely in line with God’s Holy, inerrant Word?
There is NOTHING in Scripture to suggest such lunacy. And GOD SAYS that those who ADD TO His Word ARE LIARS. (Proverbs 30::6)
I would remind silly Christians that just because some Palestinian had a change of heart and became Christian, THAT DOES NOT MAKE HIM A PROPHECY EXPERT.
NOR DOES IT MEAN HE’S CALLED BY GOD to teach Bible prophecy.
Just like some former celebrity finding Christ in the twilight of his or her career DOES NOT mean they’re called by God to preach or teach anything, or that they’re more qualified that anyone else to share Christ.
The fact that a former slob suddenly discovered fashion DOES NOT MAKE HIM Giorgio Armani.
However, Turkey will play a fairly SIGNIFICANT ROLE in the end times:
Turkey is the “king of the north” mentioned in Daniel chapter 11.
When Alexander, reappears from the abyss and sets out to conquer Jerusalem and whatever’s left of the earth, he will face opposition from both the “king of the south” (Egypt) and the “king of the north” (Turkey).
Both will be quickly routed. (Daniel 11:40-43)
Both will be ruled by Antichrist for 3½ years of tribulation, then by Christ for a thousand years. (Revelation 13:5,7; 20:4)
During the Millennium, however, the “king of the south” and “king of the north” will take completely different turns.
We have that wonderful prophecy in Isaiah 19:18-25 that clearly says that Egypt will turn to Christ and, along with Israel and Assyria (northwestern Iraq), will form a tri-nation COALITION FOR CHRIST.
Turkey, on the other hand, will remain stubbornly defiant and, at the end of the millennium, will join forces with Gog (Satan) with Russia, Iran, Iraq, Libya, and other Eastern European nations, when Satan attacks Israel in a FINAL and unsuccessful attempt to topple the Kingdom of God. (Ezekiel 38:1-6; Revelation 20:7-10)
Satan’s armies and all his aforementioned allies, Turkey included, WILL BE EXTERMINATED. (Ezekiel 39:11)
THAT is the role that Turkey plays in Bible prophecy: nothing more and nothing less.
MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016
WORD OF HONOR
I’m old enough to remember when people HAD HONOR.
When they said they’d do something, and THEIR WORD was as good as gold.
When deals were sealed with a handshake instead of endless pages of legal mumbo jumbo…
This gave rise to the expressions “I give you my WORD OF HONOR” and “his word is his bond”.
But in a world of moral relativism, THERE’S NO SUCH THING as honor.
Today people make promises which they DO NOT INTEND TO KEEP.
And this unfortunate attitude is prevalent not only in decadent secular society, BUT AMONG SO-CALLED “BELIEVERS” in Christ:
They promise to do something for someone else, or answer some question, and THEY NEVER DELIVER.
Their word is WORTHLESS. They have NO HONOR.
They PROMISE to “love, honor and cherish” their spouse, but as soon as there’s any disagreement, as soon as they face any challenge, or meet someone whom they find more alluring, their “promise” goes down the drain, quickly.
Their “vows” MEANT NOTHING. They were merely a perfunctory recitation. They have NO HONOR.
Sadly, the divorce rate among Christians is HIGHER than among unbelievers.
We saw two glaring examples of DISHONOR at the recent Republican National Convention.
ALL 17 original candidates for the nomination PUBLICLY PLEDGED to support the eventual nominee.
And at least TWO OF THEM reneged on their word:
I’m talking about John Kasich and ridiculous Ted Cruz, who are both professing Christians.
One, being the governor of the State that hosted the convention, was a no-show, and didn’t so much as welcome the delegates, let alone keep his promise to support his party’s nominee.
The other (Cruz) put on an embarrassing display of selfishness, arrogance, sour grapes, AND BETRAYAL and was literally booed off the convention floor.
Cruz, coincidentally, was the candidate endorsed by certain Christian TV quasi-celebrities, and self-anointed “prophets”, who boldly declared that “God had anointed Ted to be the next President”.
Had God anointed Ted to be the next President, he would have won the nomination, and WOULD BECOME the next President.
NOTHING and NO ONE could stop him.
So much for “Christian” credibility…
And then we wonder why the world has NO RESPECT for the Church, and views Christians in general with utter contempt.
Something’s going to have to change, and quickly.
God’s Word says that Jesus has made us “kings and priests unto God the Father” (Revelation 1:6).
That we shall “reign on the earth” and will possess God’s Kingdom forever (Daniel 7:18; Revelation 5:10)
There’s NO SUCH THING AS A KING WITH NO HONOR.
Again: There’s NO SUCH THING AS A KING WITH NO HONOR. (Proverbs 25:2; 1 Peter 2:17)
Even PAGAN kings were expected TO HONOR THEIR WORD!!! (Daniel 6:12-16; Esther 5:3, 6; 7:2; Mark 6:22-27)
HOW MUCH MORE those who REPRESENT, or CLAIM TO represent, THE KING OF KINGS?
Jesus HAS NEVER MADE A PROMISE that He hasn’t KEPT.
And neither should His representatives.
A BROKEN PROMISE IS A LIE – I don’t care HOW you try to spin it.
And Jesus told us WHO THE FATHER OF LIES is (John 8:44).
So, I have a question for all who ASPIRE to be KINGS in the Millennium:
HOW can you rule and reign with Jesus, or AS JESUS, if YOUR WORD MEANS NOTHING ?
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