February 2017 archives of www.christconnection.net down below
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017
Is confession NECESSARY FOR SALVATION?
WHEN WE FIRST RECEIVE JESUS, yes!
AFTER WE RECEIVE JESUS, NO!
TO BECOME SAVED, we confess (admit) that we are sinners in need of a Savior, repent of sins IN GENERAL, and receive the SIN ELIMINATOR, Jesus, into our hearts, TRUSTING THAT HE REMOVED THOSE SINS FOREVER. (John 1:29; Hebrews 9:26; 1 John 3:5)
Confession IS NOT NECESSARY in order to RETAIN SALVATION.
Once more: after BEING saved, confession is NOT, NOT, NOT, NOT, NOT, NOT, NOT necessary in order to KEEP being saved.
Salvation (Jesus) IS ETERNAL, and CANNOT BE LOST.
That's why it’s NOT called “temporary” life, it’s called ETERNAL Life. (John 3:16-17; Romans 6:23)
If He/it could be lost, it WOULDN’T BE ETERNAL.
When we receive Jesus INTO OUR HEARTS, ALL our sins are INSTANTLY erased, and forgotten.
Whatever sins we commit thereafter ARE NOT EVEN COUNTED AGAINST US! (2 Corinthians 5:19)
God CONSIDERS us AS RIGHTEOUS AS Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Once we are saved, we CAN confess SINS TO God and repent of them. (1 John 1:7-8)
We MAY ALSO confess our sins to a priest, minister, brother or sister in Christ, NOT as a condition for salvation, NOT to keep salvation, but IN ORDER TO RID OUR OWN CONSCIENCE OF ANY GUILT.
If we have wronged someone, we may also confess our sin TO THEM, admit our fault, and express repentance (apologize) TO THEM, both for their benefit, and TO CLEAR our conscience of any guilt. (James 5:16)
After salvation, WHICH IS ETERNAL, and CANNOT BE LOST, confession of sins is not necessary, except for OUR OWN spiritual development and emotional well-being.
Well, what about John 20:23 where Jesus tells the disciples: “Whosoever's sins you remit, they are remitted unto them; and whosoever's sins you retain, they are retained.”?
Was Jesus giving His disciples Carte Blanche to ARBITRARILY DECIDE whose sins were forgiven and whose weren’t?
Does that mean we can forgive someone’s sins today, even if they’ve rejected Jesus, and retain their sins tomorrow?
Does that mean that we’re saved, lost, saved, lost, saved, lost… depending on what sins we’ve committed and when?
The key to understanding this passage lies IN THE TWO PREVIOUS VERSES:
“Again Jesus said, ‘Peace be with you! AS THE FATHER HAS SENT ME, I AM SENDING YOU.’ And with that He breathed on them and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.’”
HOW did the Father send Jesus?
"THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL”… (Luke 4:19)
He sent the disciples (that’s why they were called “apostles” or “SENT ONES”), as the Father had sent Jesus, to bring the Good News of FREE SALVATION to the whole world:
Jesus was leaving the earth physically but promised to send the Holy Spirit to live in them and empower them to preach the Gospel. (Luke 24:49; John 16:13)
As they preached the Gospel of Grace that Jesus TOOK AWAY OUR SINS FOREVER, and that BY GRACE He would forgive us, cleanse us, and ETERNALLY SAVE US, they HAD THE AUTHORITY TO SAY to those who believed that message: “your sins are forgiven”.
They also HAD THE AUTHORITY to tell those who REJECTED the Good News that THEIR SINS HAD NOT BEEN REMOVED.
Matter of fact, all ministers of the TRUE Gospel of Grace, STILL HAVE THAT AUTHORITY TODAY.
That DOES NOT mean that we go around saying: “hey, Jim, I’m forgiving your sins, but I’m retaining yours, Bob”.
Jesus said, “WHOEVER believes in the Son HAS ETERNAL LIFE, but WHOEVER REJECTS the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him” (John 3:36).
Going to a Catholic priest, confessing an ITEMIZED LIST OF SINS, and then praying 10 “hail Marys” as “penance” in order to be “absolved” of sin IS A BUNCH OF RELIGIOUS MANURE.
In fact, it’s AN ABOMINATION.
The same holds true if we go to an Eastern Orthodox priest, Episcopalian priest, or a Lutheran or Methodist pastor.
NO AMOUNT OF CONFESSION can remove sin or save us ANY BETTER than Jesus ALREADY DID.
I must repeat that: NO AMOUNT OF CONFESSION can remove sin or save us ANY BETTER than Jesus ALREADY DID.
EVERY SIN that we’ve ever committed or will yet commit WAS DEALT WITH AND REMOVED FOREVER AT Golgotha. (Hebrews 9:26; 1 John 3:5)
We MAY confess our sins to priests and ministers TO RELIEVE OUR CONSCIENCE OF GUILT and/or to GET COUNSEL on forsaking those sins, but NOT, NOT, NOT as a condition for those sins to be forgiven, removed, or in order to keep THE SALVATION WE ALREADY HAVE FOR ALL ETERNITY.
If you belong to a religion that has MORE FAITH in sins’ power to damn you that in Christ’s Blood TO SAVE YOU, I advise you to GET THE HEAVEN OUT OF THERE, ASAP.
ALL they’re doing is glorifying sin, and making sin “God” and, thus, SUPERIOR TO Jesus and to Jesus’ Blood.
Jesus’ marvelous Work of Redemption IS SO PERFECT AND COMPLETE.
It LACKS NOTHING.
He did it ALL.
His Salvation ENDURES FOREVER. (Isaiah 51:6; 2 Timothy 2:10; Hebrews 9:12)
All we need to “do” is RECEIVE Him into our hearts, and TRUST Him.
TRUST His infinite Goodness.
We are saved BY His Goodness, which we DO NOT DESERVE (called Grace) through FAITH (TRUST in what Jesus DID). (Ephesians 2:8-9)
After salvation God NO LONGER COUNTS ANY sins against us (Romans 4:8; 2 Corinthians 5:19).
Which part of “DOES NOT COUNT SINS against us” DOESN’T religion understand?
If God DOESN’T KEEP TRACK OF OUR SINS, WHY should anyone else?
WHY SHOULD WE?
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017
It’s amazing to me how 2,000 years after Jesus died for our sins and rose from the dead there is SO MUCH CONFUSION and WRONG TEACHING about what Jesus did, and what we are to do.
We spend SO MUCH TIME criticizing and attacking other Christians…
SO MUCH TIME attending those religious clubs on Saturday and Sunday…
SO MUCH TIME in front of the TV watching our favorite preacher…
SO MUCH TIME reading that new “Christian” book that came out – NOT WORTH THE PAPER on which it’s printed…
SO MUCH TIME roaming the internet and YouTube in search of religious entertainment…
SO MUCH TIME arguing about the identity of the Antichrist, when the Rapture will take place, or how long the tribulation lasts…
SO MUCH TIME SPECULATING about STUPID UNBIBLICAL LIES like “blood moons”, “super moons”, “harbingers”, numerology, astrology, non-existent planets and comets…
When we STILL DON’T KNOW WHAT THE HECK WE BELIEVE - - -
When we still DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT JESUS ACCOMPLISHED FOR US!
That’s why so many have MORE FAITH IN SIN than they do IN JESUS.
Jesus of Nazareth WENT TO THE CROSS, poured out His most precious, Divine, SINLESS Blood IN ORDER TO remove our sins.
He DIED FOR ALL OUR SINS (past, present, future) He TOOK AWAY THOSE SINS FOREVER, (Psalm 103:12; Isaiah 1:19; 53:4-6; John 1:29; Acts 3:19; Hebrews 1:3; 9:26; 1 John 3:5)
He rose from the dead, and He ascended to heaven.
That same Jesus will return 3½ years AFTER the tribulation begins, and AFTER He takes us OUT OF HERE. (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-20)
If you have received Jesus into your heart, and been BORN AGAIN of His Spirit, THERE IS NOTHING MORE THAT YOU CAN DO – NOW OR EVER – ABOUT YOUR SALVATION. (Romans 3:28; 11:6; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5)
What am I speaking, Swahili?
HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO SAY IT?
We receive Jesus INTO OUR HEARTS (John 1:12; Romans 10:9) and WE TRUST (have faith in) WHAT HE ALREADY DID TO SAVE US – FOREVER AND EVER!!! (Hebrews 7:25; 9:12; 10:14)
We CANNOT ADD to what He did.
We CANNOT SUBTRACT from what He did.
But WHAT IF I SIN after receiving Jesus?
He ALREADY PAID FOR THOSE SINS, He forgave them, He ERASED THEM, He NO LONGER REMEMBERS them (Jeremiah 31:31-34; Colossians 2:14-17; Hebrews 8:12; 10:17) and …
HE’S NOT COUNTING ANY SINS AGAINST YOU!!! (Romans 4:8; 2 Corinthians 5:19)
Jesus IS FAR GREATER than ALL your sins COMBINED.
What do you care? He’s NOT COUNTING ANY sins against you!!!
DON’T FOCUS ON sin! If you’re in Christ, sin is NO LONGER your problem!
It became HIS problem, and He took care of it – FOR ALL TIME!!!
Focus on Jesus' Righteousness, on His Perfection, on His Love, which LIVES IN YOU. (Romans 5:5; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 10:14)
HOW could He have forgiven sins that I had not yet committed?
Oh, you poor, confused, silly person, mired in religion!!!
Do you think that when you sin is when God FINDS OUT ABOUT THAT SIN?
He is NOT SUBJECT TO TIME!
He is ETERNAL PRESENT!
BEFORE HE CREATED THE UNIVERSE, He KNEW about the sins that you’ll commit tomorrow, next week, next month, and IN THE NEXT 1,000 YEARS – SHOULD He delay His Coming that long (God forbid)!
He KNEW EVERY SIN THAT YOU’D COMMIT LONG BEFORE He created this world: LONG BEFORE you were born.
That is why Jesus DIED FOR THOSE SINS – OUTSIDE OF “TIME”, in the eternal realm – BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD (Revelation 13:8).
So complete, so PERFECT, so amazing, SO GREAT is His Salvation. (Hebrews 2:3)
That is why THERE IS NO SALVATION in ANYONE, besides Jesus. (Acts 4:11-12)
NO ONE ELSE removed ALL your sins… FOREVER!!!
THIS IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT BELIEF for ANY human.
ALL ELSE is secondary.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017
THE MIDDLE EAST: WHAT, WHERE, WHEN?
With the Middle East becoming, once again, THE FOCUS of world attention, let’s take an overall view of what is in store for each nation or ethnic group, according to Scripture.
What is stated below DOES NOT apply to born-again believers.
Believers from ANY nation or ethnicity are caught up into Jesus as the tribulation starts (Revelation 7:9-14).
Those who become believers during the tribulation are also caught up, sometime later, prior to the 7 bowl judgments and prior to the Second Coming (Revelation 14:15; 15:2).
These are THE FINAL OUTCOMES for each nation during the Millennium:
1. Iran - with the U.S., Russia and China largely decimated at start of the tribulation, Iran will become MOMENTARILY the world's superpower.
That is, until the Antichrist conquers them again, as he did 2,300 years ago (Daniel 8:19-20).
They survive the tribulation and rebel against Jesus at the end of the Millennium (Ezekiel 38:5).
At that point, they are exterminated (Ezekiel 39:3-6, 11).
2. Iraq - blotted out of the map. All its territory south of the Euphrates will be part of Israel. The northwestern part, formerly called Assyria, will become a nation once again, during the Millennium. (See #11 below).
That would leave only the northeastern part (Cush) which will rebel against God during the War of Gog and Magog, at the end of the Millennium, and be exterminated (Genesis 10:8-10; Ezekiel 38:5, 39:3-6,11).
3. Libya - Rebels against Jesus during war of Gog and Magog and is exterminated. (Ezekiel 38:5, 39:3-6, 11).
4. Turkey - same as Libya.
5. Saudi Arabia - its northern part is given to Israel during the Millennium.
Its southern part remains faithful to King Jesus and denounces Gog's invasion against Israel (Ezekiel 38:13).
So-called “Palestinians” who survive the tribulation are relocated to southern Saudi Arabia, to mingle with their fellow Arabs, where they are totally assimilated into its population (Joel 3:4-8).
6. Syria - Damascus is destroyed during the tribulation (Isaiah 17:1-2).
Syria's northeastern portion (north of Euphrates) will become part of Assyria (see #11 below).
The rest of Syria (south of the Euphrates) will be part of Israel during Millennium.
7. Jordan - wiped off the map. ITS ENTIRE TERRITORY will belong to Israel during Millennium.
8. Lebanon - Same as Jordan: wiped off the map. ALL OF IT is given to Israel.
9. "Palestinian" Arabs - all expelled from Israel and sent to south Saudi Arabia, never again to be called by the FALSE moniker "Palestinians" but by their REAL name "Arabs" (Joel 3:4-8).
10. Egypt - devastated during tribulation, but blessed during the Millennium, will turn to Jesus, worship God and be closely allied to Israel and Assyria (Isaiah 19:18-25).
11. Assyria - (the northwestern portion of Iraq, and northeastern Syria) will be reborn as a nation, worship Jesus, and enjoy a close and blessed alliance with Israel and Egypt (Isaiah 19:23-25).
12. Israel - Its territory enlarged from the Euphrates on the north, to the Nile on the south, according to the Promise made by God to Abraham and his descendants (Genesis 15:18).
Its territory will encompass most of Syria (all its territory south of the Euphrates), approximately half of Iraq (all its territory south of the Euphrates), all of Lebanon and Jordan, northwestern Saudi Arabia, the entire Sinai Peninsula, and about one fourth of Egypt (all the territory east of the Nile).
The 12 tribes will be gathered from all over the globe and resettled into their former estates (Ezekiel 37:11-14).
Messiah's Kingdom will be headquartered in Jerusalem (Isaiah 2:1-5; Joel 3:12, 17; Zechariah 14:1-9, 16).
Jerusalem also to be the world's Treasury: The wealth of all nations (gentiles) will be brought there and administered by Messiah Prince (Isaiah 60:5-6, 9, 11; 61:6).
All Israelites -- from Jacob, his 12 sons and one daughter, to those born during the Millennium – will be saved, or saved and resurrected, and settled in Eretz Israel, during the Millennium (Ezekiel 37:11-14; Romans 11:25-26).
To summarize: except for those in these nations who receive Christ into their hearts, and who will be raptured either at the start of the tribulation or near the end thereof…
THE END of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon is rather bleak.
It's good for Palestinians and Saudis who survive the tribulation.
It's great for Egypt and re-born Assyria.
It's glorious for Israel.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017
TO WHOM SHALL WE GO?
Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, TO WHOM SHALL WE GO? YOU HAVE THE WORDS OF ETERNAL LIFE” (John 6:68).
Are you disillusioned about life in general?
…About religion IN PARTICULAR?
Have you had bad, hurtful experiences in Church or with Christians or Christian groups?
Are there LOTS OF THINGS in this transient world that seem unfair and don't make any sense?
Is it HARD to understand HOW OR WHY a loving God would allow certain awful things to take place?
A. Join the club.
B. TO WHOM SHALL YOU GO?
ALL forms of religion, including Christian denominations, were INVENTED by humans.
Jesus ISN'T religion.
Jesus is A PERSON.
And although He lives IN those who are born again (hard to believe by the way we act sometimes), we still do not manifest His Perfection, HENCE WE WILL ALL FAIL YOU AND DISAPPOINT YOU AT SOME POINT.
Jesus is THE ONLY ONE who will never leave you nor forsake you, nor fail you, nor betray you...
He's THE ONLY ONE you can ALWAYS count on.
He's THE ONLY ONE who will never disappoint you or fail to meet your expectations.
He far exceeds the grandest, noblest longings of the human heart and mind.
He's THE ONLY ONE WHO IS ALWAYS ON YOUR SIDE. (Romans 8:31)
He's THE ONLY ONE who CAN and WILL save you. (Acts 4:12)
WHERE ELSE would you go?
To Confucius? He can't offer you ANYTHING. He's dead.
To Buddha? He's dead, too.
To Allah? He doesn't exist.
To Mohammed? He's dead and couldn't even save himself, let alone his followers.
To Hare Krishna? Please. All demons are doomed. They TREMBLE at the Presence of our Jesus.
Perhaps become atheist? Impractical.
You can deny the existence of God all you want, but the fact remains that He is eternal, having NO BEGINNING AND NO END.
And NOTHING you choose to "believe" or disbelieve will ever change that.
You can LIVE IN DENIAL, until He decides it's time for a REALITY CHECK, and you stand like a tiny ant before the INFINITE, ALL-POWERFUL Being.
So, TO WHOM SHALL YOU GO?
To Ellen G. White? She’s dead and in Hades; Still clinging to a TEMPORARY, 24-hour “Saturday” instead of TRUSTING JESUS who IS the ETERNAL Sabbath.
To Charles Taze Russell? He’s dead and in Hades, no doubt surrounded by thousands, if not millions, that he led astray.
To LYING Joseph Smith? He couldn’t save himself!
To Alexander Campbell? No amount of H20 will ever save anyone. And there’s NO WATER where he’s at…
To Mary Bakker Eddy? Since she didn’t believe in the substitutionary Sacrifice of Jesus for sin, she’s still paying for HER MANY SINS.
To Herbert W. Armstrong? P-l-e-a-s-e! That legalistic old goat BROKE EVERY COMMANDMENT. Since he DIDN’T TRUST Jesus’ fulfillment of the Law on our behalf, he’s being measured with the same yardstick with which he measured others. (Matthew 7:1-5)
The decision is entirely yours, of course, but THE ONLY ONE who is ALIVE, and thus GUARANTEES YOU ETERNAL LIFE, is Jesus.
THE ONLY ONE WHO LOVES YOU - totally and unconditionally - yes, REGARDLESS OF how lousy this temporary life has been for you, is Jesus.
The ONLY ONE WHO REMOVED ALL YOUR SINS FOREVER, and NO LONGER COUNTS ANY SIN AGAINST YOU, is Jesus (Romans 4:8; 2 Corinthians 5:19)
The ONLY ETERNAL God is Jesus. (John 1:1)
The ONLY ONE before Whom every knee shall bow is Jesus. (Philippians 2:10)
The ONLY ONE that every tongue will have to confess as Lord is Jesus.
The ONLY ONE whose Kingdom is ETERNAL is Jesus. (Daniel 4:34)
So, no matter how awful or miserable your temporary life here on earth has been YOU HAVE TWO CHOICES:
You can side with dead losers, and be MISERABLE FOR ETERNITY.
Or you can RECEIVE the Winner, INVITE HIM INTO YOUR HEART, BELIEVE HIS WORDS OF LIFE, have all those bad experiences and memories ERASED, all your sins FORGIVEN, and ENJOY A BRILLIANT WONDER-FILLED DESTINY FOR ALL ETERNITY.
Simon Peter had a big mouth which often got him in trouble, but even he realized that - even when he didn't like or fully comprehend some of Jesus' teachings -- THERE'S SIMPLY NOWHERE ELSE TO GO.
TO WHOM SHALL YOU GO?
There's ONLY ONE who gives -- AND WHO IS -- ETERNAL LIFE. (John 14:6; 11:25).
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017
WHAT’S FRANCIS BEEN DRINKING ?
In an impassioned speech last Friday, Pope Francis FLAT-OUT DENIED THE EXISTENCE OF ISLAMIC terrorism: “Christian terrorism does not exist, Jewish terrorism does not exist, and Muslim terrorism does not exist. They do not exist.”
He asserted, however, that “THE ECOLOGICAL CRISIS IS REAL.”
Translation: Islamic terror is NOT the world’s number one concern. So-called “climate change” is.
If the Pope’s message sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because we’ve all heard it before: from no other than FORMER President Barack Hussein Obama.
Francis’ disingenuous words FLY IN THE FACE OF ESTABLISHED FACT:
Try telling the 85-year old Roman Catholic priest in France, who had his throat slit by COWARDLY MUSLIM TERRORISTS that “Muslim terrorism DOES NOT EXIST”.
Try telling the victims of the Boston Marathon that Islamic terror DOES NOT EXIST.
Try telling the victims of the San Bernardino, California massacre that Muslim terror DOES NOT EXIST.
Try telling the victims of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida that “Muslim terror DOES NOT EXIST”.
Try telling the victims of Charlie Hebdo and Bataclan, in Paris, that Muslim terrorism DOES NOT EXIST.
Try telling the Bastille Day victims in Nice, that THERE IS NO MUSLIM TERRORISM.
Try telling the scores of victims in Germany, and other parts of Europe, that Muslim terror DOES NOT EXIST.
Try telling THE THOUSANDS OF JEWS KILLED AND MAIMED by the satanic Muslim plague that Muslim terrorism DOES NOT EXIST.
Try telling the THOUSANDS of VICTIMS tortured, decapitated, and burnt alive by Isis that Muslim terror DOES NOT EXIST.
Try telling the 90,000 CHRISTIANS (most of them Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox) murdered last year that Islamic terror DOESN’T EXIST!!!
I don’t know IN WHAT PLANET the present Pope is living, but that Muslim terrorism EXISTS, that it poses A VERY SERIOUS MENACE to the civilized world, that it’s very much INCREASING, and EXTENDING INTO VIRTUALLY EVERY NATION ON EARTH is quite evident and WELL-DOCUMENTED.
The Pope’s statement is NOT ONLY INACCURATE. It’s NOT ONLY DISTURBINGLY IRRESPONSIBLE: IT’S A TOTAL LIE.
Unfortunately, it DIDN’T END THERE:
Francis also asserted that terrorism IS PRIMARILY THE RESULT OF ECONOMIC INEQUALITIES RATHER THAN RELIGIOUS BELIEFS:
“The poor and the poorer peoples are accused of violence yet, WITHOUT EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES, THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF AGGRESSION and conflict will find a fertile terrain for growth and WILL EVENTUALLY EXPLODE.”
Is the Pope seriously suggesting that, if one is poor,VIOLENCE, TORTURE, RAPE, BEHEADINGS, RAMMING VEHICLES INTO UNSUSPECTING CROWDS, STABBING INNOCENT VICTIMS, and DETONATING ONESELF TO KILL AND MAIM OTHERS are all JUSTIFIED?
I have a one-word reply to this LYING, demented IMBECILE:
There are TONS of poor people in many areas of the world THAT HAVE NEVER RESORTED to violence – LET ALONE THE HORRIFIC ACTS PERPETRATED BY MUSLIM TERRORISTS.
There are millions of poor Christians, in his own native South America, who are NOT terrorists.
There are many poor Buddhists, Hindus and Taoists who are NOT terrorists.
There are many poor Jews who are NOT terrorists.
Like it or not, THE TERRORISTS ARE MUSLIM!!!
And poverty has NOTHING to do with their hideous acts:
RELIGIOUS HATRED has EVERYTHING to do with their heinous acts of terror.
Summa Contra Gentiles he wrote:
“those who believed in him (Mohammed) “WERE BRUTAL MEN and desert wanderers, utterly ignorant of all divine teaching, through whose numbers Mohammed FORCED OTHERS TO BECOME HIS FOLLOWERS BY THE VIOLENCE OF HIS ARMS.”
If Rome keeps dispensing this sort of immoral, accommodating BULLSH*T – along with ALL THE OTHER RELIGIOUS BULLSH*T it’s been spreading for 1,600 years – NO WONDER God will WIPE IT OFF THE MAP! (Revelation 18:21)
NO WONDER JESUS calls her “the GREAT WHORE” (Revelation 17:5), all too eager to please her pagan lovers.
NO WONDER it will become THE ABODE OF DEMONS (Revelation 18:2)
NO WONDER God will use the Antichrist and his 10 king coalition TO OBLITERATE Rome from the face of the earth, FOREVER! (Revelation 17:16-18).
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
The Eternal Present is Jesus.
The Eternal Present is THE TRUTH.
ALL ELSE are LIES.
Don’t let Satan take you OUT OF the Eternal Present.
If he takes you to the “past” or to the “future" (BOTH OF WHICH ARE LIES) – he has you where he wants you: CONFUSED, DECEIVED, and DEFEATED.
ANSWERS come from the Eternal Present, not from the “past” or the “future”.
SOLUTIONS are only found in the Eternal Present (in Jesus).
WISDOM, and any other desirable attribute, is found ONLY in THE Eternal Present. (Colossians 2:2-3)
JESUS Himself is NOT FOUND in the “past” or in the “future” which are LIES.
He is THE TRUTH (John 14:6)
And He is found IN THE ONLY TRUTH THERE IS: the Eternal Present (2 Corinthians 6:2).
Whatever we POSTPONE to the “future” is something that we’ll NEVER GET.
Again: ANYTHING that we postpone to “the future” is something that WE WILL NEVER GET.
Because there is NO “future”!
By the time what we PERCEIVE as “future” comes…IT’S PRESENT.
That, by the way, is ONE of the many reasons why Satan doesn’t HAVE A CHANCE of success and is doomed to ETERNAL FAILURE.
He wanted to be like the Most High, and he said in his heart:
I WILL ascend to the heavens;
I WILL raise my throne above the stars of God;
I WILL sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the north.
I WILL ascend above the tops of the clouds;
I WILL make myself like the Most High.” (Isaiah 14:12-15)
Those are a lot of “I WILLS”.
Problem is, when Moses asked God about His Name so he could tell the children of Israel that their God had sent him, Yahweh did not answer: “I was that I was”, nor did He answer “I will be that I will be”.
He said “I AM that I AM”. (Exodus 3:14)
EVEN FAITH works in the “now”! (Hebrews 10:1)
Don’t allow your mind TO DWELL ON the “past” and DON’T FANTASIZE about the “future”.
The ONLY TRUTH is THE PRESENT.
STAY IN the present. (Matthew 6:34)
VICTORY over any situation is found IN THE ETERNAL PRESENT.
And the Eternal Present IS JESUS.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017
COULDA SHOULDA WOULDA
REGRET is one of the most effective tools Satan has in his arsenal.
REGRET produces GUILT, which produces FEAR, which produces SELF-CONDEMNATION, which produces failure and DEATH.
Satan loves to BRING UP OUR PAST.
And he often uses RELIGION to do so.
RELIGION focuses ON SIN, instead of FOCUSING on its SOLUTION, who is Jesus.
RELIGION INSISTS ON heaping guilt on us and on ACCUSING US OF THE VERY SINS THAT JESUS HAS REMOVED – FOR ALL TIME!!! (Psalm 103:12; John 1:29; Hebrews 9:26; 1 John 3:5)
Every believer should REPENT (be sorry for and CHANGE THEIR MINDS ABOUT) any sins they have committed.
Repentance is DONE ONCE, for our benefit, to RID OUR CONSCIENCE of any guilt.
We genuinely repent ONCE, receive God’s forgiveness, and GET ON WITH OUR LIVES.
Regret, on the other hand, is to DWELL on something that has happened, and to think about what might have been OVER AND OVER AGAIN, stirring feelings of guilt, remorse, inadequacy and failure.
Genuine repentance comes from God.
Regret comes from Satan.
God’s NOT the accuser.
Satan is THE accuser. (Revelation 12:10)
He loves to ACCUSE US of unpleasant things that happened or for something wrong that we did:
“It’s ALL your fault!”
"You COULD HAVE said this instead of that.
"You SHOULD HAVE done this other thing.
"Had you said or done this, you WOULD HAVE gotten a different result.
He TORMENTS US with LIES, LIES, and more LIES!
That’s what Satan does best: lie and deceive (John 8:44)
DON’T listen to Satan!
REJECT his lies!
“Coulda, shoulda, woulda”, HAVE NEVER SOLVED ANYTHING!
And will NEVER solve anything.
They won’t rid your conscience of guilt.
They won’t make you healthy.
They won’t get you a job.
They won’t pay your rent or mortgage.
They won’t put food on the table.
They won’t heal your relationships.
They won’t help your finances.
They WON’T “undo” our “past”.
Therefore, REGRET over our “past”, or something that happened in our “past”, is a COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME.
Again: REGRET over our “past” is a COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME.
We can only FIX THINGS – IN THE PRESENT.
Once more: We can ONLY fix things – IN THE PRESENT!
SOLUTIONS are always NOW – NOT “then”. (Hebrews 10:1)
DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME DWELLING ON hypotheticals!
What happened… happened.
REFUSE TO think about it.
PUT IT BEHIND, and MOVE ON.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017
My, my, my… some of the correspondence and prayer requests we get show that some people’s lives are as complicated as soap operas.
They’re filled with twists and turns, intrigue nonsensical events, convoluted situations, and what if’s…
Every week… it’s something new.
And the “new” is always bad.
Their lives are SO COMPLICATED that it makes my head spin.
Trouble and controversy follows them, WHEREVER they go.
And, of course, it’s NEVER “THEIR” FAULT.
It’s always “someone else’s”.
I have two simple words of advice with regards to their life:
Complication is CHAOS. It’s CONFUSION. It’s TURMOIL.
God is NOT the author of such things. (1 Corinthians 14:33)
Therefore, these things are OF SATAN. (Genesis 1:2)
And as long as COMPLICATIONS prevail in our lives, WE ARE GIVING SATAN AN OPENING. (Ephesians 4:27)
Consequently, we shouldn’t be surprised if he takes THAT OPENING, drives a metaphorical Mack truck through it, AND TRIES TO RUN US OVER.
Although they won’t admit it, some SELF-DEFEATING individuals actually, deep down, SEEK and WANT that turmoil.
There’s even a medical term for it: masochistic personality disorder.
Such individuals NEED TO be “victims”.
They are drawn to situations or relationships IN WHICH THEY will suffer.
THEY CHOOSE people and situations that lead to disappointment, failure, or mistreatment even when better options are clearly available.
Behind such NEGATIVE and DESTRUCTIVE behavior usually hides some DEEPLY ROOTED GUILT.
That guilt MUST BE UPROOTED.
We feel “guilty” and “bad”. Therefore, WE “DO NOT DESERVE” anything good in our lives.
Therefore, We SABOTAGE our own happiness: we SUBCONSCIOUSLY SEEK SELF-PUNISHMENT, in the form of bad relationships and situations.
Those who get in trouble EVERYWHERE they go: where they live, where they work, where they congregate, with their family, with acquaintances, the first thing they need to do is EXAMINE THEIR OWN LIVES.
BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF.
FACE THE TRUTH.
God KNOWS the Truth. So, you’re not fooling Him for one nanosecond.
By running from the truth, you’re only FOOLING YOURSELF.
ACCEPT whatever responsibility you may have.
If you feel guilty, repent, RECEIVE JESUS INTO YOUR HEART, CONFESS YOUR SIN to God, and RECEIVE GOD’S TOTAL FORGIVENESS.
Then FORGIVE YOURSELF.
Then FORGET ABOUT IT!!!
DON’T DWELL on it.
Jesus has REMOVED ALL SIN, ALL GUILT, ALL CONDEMNATION FROM US – FOREVER!!!
If NEGATIVE THOUGHTS OR FEELINGS pop up into your mind and emotions, REJECT THEM.
Scripture says “as a man THINKS… SO IS HE”. (Proverbs 23:7)
Scripture also tells us WE ARE TO THINK about things that are “TRUE, HONEST, just, PURE, LOVELY, OF GOOD REPORT, VIRTUOUS AND PRAISEWORTHY”. (Philippians 4:8)
It DOES NOT tell us to think about LIES, DISHONEST things, INJUSTICE, IMPURE, UGLY, BAD, DEPRAVED, or DISHONORABLE THINGS.
It DOESN’T TELL us to THINK “GUILTY” THOUGHTS.
And yet that’s precisely what many people, including many Christians, do.
If you FILL YOUR MIND with crap, that’s EXACTLY WHAT YOUR LIFE WILL PRODUCE.
Some of you NEED TO RE-PROGRAM YOUR THINKING, by thinking true, honest, just, pure, LOVELY things -- REGULARLY AND FOR A GOOD WHILE, in order to PERMANENTLY CORRECT THE PROBLEM.
When thoughts or feelings of guilt or condemnation come into your head, they COME FROM SATAN.
Reject them, and think: “NO! Jesus has REMOVED ALL SIN, ALL GUILT AND CONDEMNATION FROM ME – FOR ALL TIME:
I DESERVE good things. I’m a child of God and I think of things that are true, honest, just and pure and lovely”.
And KEEP THINKING THAT until that STRONGHOLD of guilt, condemnation and SELF-DESTRUCTION that Satan formed in your mind IS TOPPLED.
The Bible is FULL OF sound advice – AND SOLUTIONS -- for ANY situation we face.
Praise the Eternal Word of God forever!
Problem is WE DON’T KNOW WHAT GOD SAYS!
And Lord knows that we DON’T HEAR ABOUT IT at that social club in which we congregate on Saturday or Sunday!
We seek “answers” EVERYWHERE except where ANSWERS and solutions ARE FOUND: in Jesus!
And in His written Word!
DON’T give place to the devil:
If your life’s too complicated:
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017
IT’S NOT YOUR TEMPLE
“I believe”, “I think”, “I feel”, “I want”, “I had a vision”, “I dreamed”, “I saw”, “I read”, “I heard”…
With most Christians it’s ALL ABOUT THEM:
Me, me, me, me, me, me and ME!
When it MUST BE Him, Him, Him, Him, Him, Him, and HIM!!!
If you are born-again OF THE SPIRIT, it’s NOT YOU that’s supposed to be living in that physical body ANY LONGER:
Again: If you are born-again OF THE SPIRIT, it’s NOT YOU that’s supposed to be living in that physical body ANY LONGER: (Luke 9:23; Galatians 2:20)
Who, then, should be LIVING IN, ACTING IN, WALKING IN, SPEAKING through, and OCCUPYING THAT physical temple?
He BOUGHT YOU: lock, stock and barrel!
With NO LESS THAN His most precious, SINLESS Blood! (1 Peter 1:18-19)
That’s NO LONGER your body, it’s HIS body.
It NO LONGER belongs to you: it BELONGS TO HIM!
It’s not YOUR temple, it’s HIS TEMPLE! (1 Corinthians 6:19)
WHO CARES what WE believe, think, feel, or want?
It’s WHAT HE thinks, says, feels and wants that matters.
Jesus is NOT COMING FOR a DIVIDED Church.
He’s NOT COMING FOR a CARNAL Church.
He’s NOT COMING FOR a SELF-CENTERED Church.
He’s coming for A PURE, SELFLESS, SPIRITUAL AND UNIFIED Body.
He is coming for a Bride that is SO IN LOVE WITH HIM, that ALL SHE CAN THINK ABOUT is Jesus.
That ALL she cares about is HONORING Him, pleasing Him, and REFLECTING Him.
Those who WANT the Rapture, BETTER CHANGE THEIR FOCUS – NOW, WITHOUT ANY DELAY!
From me, me, me… TO JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, JESUS!
And in order to CHANGE OUR FOCUS we MUST REALIZE that Jesus is NOT, NOT, thousands of light years away in “outer space”.
He is RIGHT INSIDE each born-again person.
We MUSTN’T FOCUS on a remote, far away Jesus, but ON THE VERY REAL JESUS WE HAVE INSIDE.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017
GOD IS HONEST
God never lies. (Numbers 23:19; Hebrews 6:18)
He ALWAYS tells the Truth.
…Even when WE DON’T like it.
There are millions of people who claim to love God, claim to serve God, claim to believe in Jesus, and yet they are THOROUGHLY DISHONEST.
I encounter them EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE.
HOW can anyone love or serve Jesus WHEN THEY DO THE VERY OPPOSITE OF what He stands for – AND SAY THE VERY OPPOSITE OF WHAT He says?
God is Love. (1 John 4:16)
And Love REJOICES IN the Truth (1 Corinthians 13:6)
Those who rejoice in lies are NOT of God, but of Satan.(John 8:44)
Every religion ON EARTH, whether it calls itself “Christian” OR SOMETHING ELSE is FULL OF LIES.
Every religion ON EARTH, whether it calls itself “Christian” OR SOMETHING ELSE - CONTRADICTS God, repeatedly.
Hence, religion -- whether it calls itself “Christian” OR SOMETHING ELSE – is NOT OF God.
That is why ALL RELIGION – including ALL forms of “Christian” religion, will be OBLITERATED during the tribulation. (Revelation 13:4,8)
The LAST vestige of religion that will be destroyed is the Roman religion. (Revelation chapters 17-18; 19:1-4)
At the Rapture, Jesus WILL NOT ASK WHAT RELIGION you belong to: He DOESN’T CARE whether you call yourself Methodist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, Roman Catholic, Baptist – or something else.
He is THE Truth. (John 14:6)
He is ALWAYS HONEST.
And He KNOWS all things.
He CANNOT be fooled.
You CANNOT pull the wool over His eyes.
ALL He cares about is WHETHER Truth (and, consequently) HONESTY, IS IN YOUR HEART.
ALL He cares about is WHETHER Truth (that being Jesus Himself) LIVES IN YOU.
If He truly lived in some of the “Christians” I come across, THEY WOULDN’T BE SO dishonest.
We better DROP our false pretenses and get HONEST BEFORE God.
We better DROP our FALSE, INVENTED doctrines that CONTRADICT Him, and MAKE OUR DOCTRINE CONFORM TO HIS HOLY, INERRANT and ALWAYS HONEST WORD.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017
IF THE TRUTH OFFENDS YOU
One thing that I immensely dislike about religious people is their utter disregard for the Truth.
They DON'T CARE about the Truth.
They care ONLY about what THEY WANT TO believe:
They'll zero in on their pet doctrine and turn blind eyes and deaf ears TO ANYTHING else.
EVEN IF GOD SAYS IT!
Even if it can be PROVEN beyond any doubt!
They are OFFENDED BY the Truth, because they DON'T LIKE the Truth.
They DON'T WANT THE TRUTH.
They have DECEIVED THEMSELVES into believing the fantasy that they can DECIDE what they like and don't like and THAT will MAKE IT true.
God is God and Truth is Truth, NO MATTER WHO likes or dislikes it.
God's Word is true, WHETHER ANYONE likes it or not.
We DON'T GET TO VOTE ON Eternal Truth: He is THAT HE IS. (Exodus 3:14)
And God, I assure you, won't change His Word because you happen NOT TO like what it says. (Psalm 119:89)
Truth may be hard to face. But WE MUST face Him.
Those who REJECT Truth are SLAVES.
They are IN BONDAGE to their own fabricated religious delusion.
And, sooner or later, it will bite their behinds.
Those who hate Truth WILL NEVER BE FREE.
Because according to Jesus (John 8:32), it's THE TRUTH - and ONLY THE TRUTH - that sets us free.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017
DON'T SETTLE FOR LESS
Most people take pride in their business savvy:
They know where to get the best deals on everything from food, to shoes, to tires to automobiles.
They love to brag about what a great deal they made when they bought their home, traded in their car, or signed up for that cruise.
Important as some of these TEMPORARY things may seem, they pale by comparison to the importance of ETERNITY.
People look under every nook and cranny to get the best deal possible on things that, in a few years or months, will be deemed inadequate, too small, too old, too uncomfortable, or altogether forgotten.
Yet they don't spend 10 SECONDS on getting the best deal possible for their eternal destiny.
Where ETERNITY is concerned they settle for ANYTHING.
Or they allow their parents, spouse, friends, ethnicity or culture to decide FOR THEM.
They settle for a fat, dead, ugly guy who only theorized about the afterlife and couldn't even save HIMSELF.
They settle for a series of endless, nebulous and UNCERTAIN reincarnations that they think MAY EVENTUALLY lead to a placid state where they'll lose their identity and become non-entities.
They settle for some imaginary, vague New Age philosophy mired in ambiguity, steeped in confusion, that can't save them, can't help them, and raises more questions than provides answers.
Or they settle for an inferior, intolerant, hate-filled, Ahmed-come-lately COPYCAT, who plagiarized the Old and New Testaments then mangled their brilliance in a selfish attempt to manipulate others, exploit their fears, and bring them under submission TO HIS DASTARDLY WISHES.
Not only is that UNWISE, it's completely ILLOGICAL.
At best, it offers an UNCERTAIN afterlife.
You go through all that trouble to find the best deal on clothes that you'll wear a few times and then donate to Goodwill, and you WON'T invest ANY TIME searching for THE BEST POSSIBLE DESTINY, where you'll get to spend ETERNITY?
What the hell's WRONG WITH YOU?
Fortunately, I've done the searching for all of us.
And I can tell you that where the afterlife is concerned - for that matter, where EVERYTHING ELSE is concerned - Jesus Christ wins HANDS DOWN!!!
No one else GUARANTEES your sins are forgiven.
No one else GUARANTEES a happy, fulfilling, and THRILLING afterlife.
No one else GUARANTEES Salvation.
No one else GUARANTEES ETERNITY WITH GOD.
No one else GUARANTEES a deep, wonderful relationship WITH God.
No one else IS God.
No one else GUARANTEES ETERNAL LIFE.
NO ONE ELSE has conquered sin and DEATH.
Most importantly, NO ONE ELSE IS ALIVE… FOREVER! (Revelation 1:17-18)
All other "gods" are DEAD.
ONLY the One true God overcomes death, IS THE LIFE, and lives forevermore!
When it comes to your endless destiny the choice is ENTIRELY yours.
Don't you owe it to yourself to make THE BEST DEAL POSSIBLE?
Jesus wants to make a deal with you: His PERFECT Righteousness in exchange for your sins.
His GOODNESS and His Life in exchange for your heart.
Do yourself a HUGE favor:
DON’T SETTLE FOR ANYONE other than Jesus.
DON'T SETTLE FOR ANY LESS.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017
Sickness is ALWAYS the result of negative image, which has been allowed, consciously or unconsciously, to invade our minds.
Wait a minute, are you saying that other factors, like genes, environment, eating habits, and exercise have nothing to do with my health?
Are you saying that, if I’m sick, it’s ALL in my mind?
No. All these things affect our well-being, or genetic predisposition to certain illnesses, or both.
If you eat two pounds of bacon a week, or OD on some illegal substance, of course you’re going to pay the price. It may even kill you.
Your natural body is susceptible to diet and lifestyle, but unless you’ve been REGULARLY ABUSING YOUR BODY, these things usually have LIMITED EFFECT on how your body feels and reacts.
ULTIMATELY, the problem lies in your mind.
Man (male and female) was created in the INCORRUPTIBLE Image of God. (Genesis 1:27)
Hence, there was NO SICKNESS in Eden.
Until Satan messed with the human mind.
And until both masculine and feminine Adam GAVE IN TO Satan and fell into sin.
The sickness may have manifested as a result of substance abuse, irresponsible lifestyle, or for no apparent reason, but THE ROOT CAUSE is ALWAYS a corrupt image placed in your mind by Satan, who is a murderer since the beginning, and who’s out to harm, steal, kill and destroy. (John 8:44; 10:10)
That’s the bad news.
The Good News is, if you have Jesus Christ living in your heart by faith, you have THE IMAGE that will destroy and OVERCOME all other images.
Supernatural healing, then, consists of SUPERIMPOSING GOD’S INCORRUPTIBLE IMAGE OF HEALTH, LIFE, PROSPERITY AND WELL BEING over Satan’s corrupt image, over ANY corrupt image he’s manifested in you.
Jesus’ Image of Incorruption, Perfection, and Life Eternal, will gobble up ANY image that stands in His Way.
That is ONE MORE REASON why we must stay FOCUSED ON the inner Christ.
What about the gift of healing mentioned in the Bible? (1 Corinthians 12:9)
There are, undoubtedly, certain Christians who have a special gift or anointing from God to heal others. We see this manifestation of the Spirit in Jesus’ ministry, in Peter’s, in Paul’s, in John’s.
The anointed person with the gift, may or may not be fully aware of what they’re doing or how the gift works but, whether they understand it or not, it ultimately deals with REPLACING THE CORRUPT IMAGE with God’s incorruptible SUBSTANCE, WHICH YOU HAVE IN YOUR SPIRIT, IF YOU’RE A CHILD OF GOD.
No two ways about it.
Word of caution: 99% of Christian ministers, who CLAIM TO have this gift, DON’T.
All those on television WHO CLAIM TO HAVE IT, DON’T.
The few brothers or sisters who do, are usually the ones who DON’T GET THE PUBLICITY, the ones hardly anyone’s ever heard of, and who are living quiet, simple, lives fully devoted to and serving the Lord.
Those who REALLY have this gift do not live in mansions, drive fancy cars, or fly private airplanes.
They also DON’T MAKE MONEY THE BEGINNING, THE END, AND THE CENTER OF their so-called “ministry”.
Those who REALLY have the gift, ALWAYS promote Jesus, not themselves. They give ALL THE GLORY TO HIM.
None of the self-promoters has it.
So, we can be naive and immature and run after some religious “superstar”, who doesn’t have the power to remove a pimple from their own nose, let alone heal some sickness... and whose handlers may not even allow you to approach the minister... waste our time, energy, and MONEY, AND STAY SICK.
Or, we can allow the ANOINTED JESUS HIMSELF, WHO LIVES IN US, AND WHO NEVER FAILS... WHO NEVER ASKS FOR MONEY, WHO HEALS TODAY AS WELL AS HE DID 2,000 YEARS AGO... to get the job done.
Who better than Jesus to heal His own Temple, the body that He created?
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017
LET GO OF THE PAST !
So many people live in bondage to their past.
They're shackled to bad memories, hurt feelings, negative experiences... they live and re-live these constantly, to the point of tormenting themselves.
They're so focused on their past, they just can't break free and move forward:
"Such person did this horrible thing to me".
"This or that happened to me, and I did NOTHING to deserve it".
"Why has life been so unfair to me, when some evil people seem to live above tests and trials"?
To be sure, LIFE ISN'T ALWAYS FAIR.
No matter how much we’d like to, WE CANNOT CHANGE our “past”.
However, you still have A CHOICE as to how you're going to face THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
You can be a victim or a victor.
If you live shackled to your past, you'll always be a victim.
In order to be a victor you MUST FORGIVE AND FORGET.
Are you kidding me? How can I EVER forget _________ (fill in the blank)?
How can I EVER forgive __________ (fill in the blank)?
I know. It's IMPOSSIBLE.
It's impossible, in our own strength, to release these people and these memories that have hurt us... and keep hurting us.
However, unless you do let go, your life will continue to be one of frustration and unhappiness.
So, what's the answer?
Grace is UNDESERVED GOODNESS, UNDESERVED FORGIVENESS:
Grace comes ONLY from the Spirit of God.
The ONLY WAY YOU'LL BE ABLE TO FORGIVE AND FORGET, THE ONLY WAY YOU'LL EVER BE ABLE TO LET GO OF YOUR PAST IS TO ASK GOD TO PUT HIS GRACE IN YOUR HEART.
God who is exceedingly gracious, will supernaturally put in your heart the same Grace He used toward us when He reconciled us to Himself and didn't take our sins into account.(2 Corinthians 5:19)
He FORGAVE AND FORGOT OUR SINS... PRAISE HIS LOVELY NAME! (Hebrews 8:12)
You now need to forgive and forget the sins of others towards you, just like God forgot and forgave yours.
Only He can enable us, by His Grace, to put the past, ALL OF IT, behind us.
Only He can put SUPERNATURAL forgiveness – NOT DESERVED by those who harmed you – in your heart.
You can't move forward if you’re constantly looking in the rear-view mirror.
As long as we're TIED TO our "past", we'll have NO "FUTURE".
As long as you hold on to your bitterness, resentment, unforgiveness, self-pity, wounded feelings, negative memories and emotions, you will live in permanent defeat and misery.
These are like a covered, infected wound full of pus. They need to be flushed clean.
The only one who can FLUSH THEM IS THE SAME ONE THAT FLUSHED YOUR SINS AWAY... JESUS CHRIST.
He will do it, if you ask Him.
Then, you'll finally be free to live a life of victory, the life God intended you to have.
As the apostle Paul said in Philippians 3:13-14:
"... this ONE THING I do, FORGETTING THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE BEHIND, AND REACHING FORTH TO THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE AHEAD, I PRESS TOWARD THE MARK, FOR THE PRIZE OF THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS".
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017
IT’S NOT HUMAN !
Whenever a person is born again, the Holy Spirit puts God’s own Nature, which is Divine Love in our hearts. (Romans 5:5; 2 Peter 1:4)
Divine Love CANNOT be acquired ANY OTHER WAY.
He CANNOT BE EXPRESSED ANY OTHER WAY.
He CANNOT MANIFEST in us ANY OTHER WAY.
Of course, if we DUMP A TON OF RELIGIOUS RUBBLE ON TOP of His Love, even though the Holy Spirit PUT Him there, we won’t manifest Love.
And if we have NO CLUE where our born-again Spirit is located, and HAVE NEVER EVEN TRIED OR PRACTICED LIVING FROM the Spirit, we won’t manifest His Love either.
…Even though He was placed IN US at the New Birth.
Even though He’s been IN US ever since.
That is why when a heretic or childish Christian accuses me of being “unloving” simply because I speak the Truth, and do so in a VERY STRAIGHTFORWARD MANNER, I have to chuckle because THEY DON’T HAVE A CLUE what God’s Love is.
They DARE JUDGE God’s Love by their puny, human love.
Human Love is FINITE.
God’s Love is INFINITE.
Human Love is fickle.
God’s Love is PERMANENT.
Human love can be understood.
God’s Love CANNOT.
Human love, even in its noblest expression, is CONDITIONAL.
God’s Love is UNCONDITIONAL, to the point of loving even His enemies!
Human Love is VERY limited.
God’s Love is UNLIMITED.
Human love changes from day to day and moment to moment.
God’s Love NEVER CHANGES.
Human love ENDS.
God’s Love is ETERNAL.
The Apostle Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit, did a great job of DESCRIBING Divine Love in 1 Corinthians chapter 13, AS BEST as He can be described in human language:
1. Love is patient
3. Does not envy
4. Does not boast
5. Is not haughty.
6. Does not act improperly.
7. Love is not selfish,
8. Is not EASILY angered,
9. It THINKS NO EVIL.
10. Love does not delight in evil.
11. Rejoices in the Truth.
12. Bears all things
13. Believes all things
14. Hopes all things
15. ENDURES all things.
16. Love NEVER FALLS & NEVER FAILS.
17. Love is Supreme. Love is THE GREATEST.
John complemented Paul’s description and told us WHY agape (Divine) Love is SUPREME:
18. God IS agape. (1 John 4:16)
19. Agape (THEREFORE) IS Perfection.
20. Agape (therefore) CASTS OUT fear and HAS no fear. (1 John 4:18)
NO HUMAN has EVER loved like that, except Jesus.
He loves like that because He is God, and Divine Love is His OWN Nature.
Number 10 and 11 above, are particularly apropos to religious hypocrites who profess to LOVE MORE than Jesus:
10. Love DOES NOT DELIGHT IN EVIL.
11. Love REJOICES IN THE TRUTH.
Love Personified GOT ANGRY when He saw or heard EVIL:
A. When He heard the FALSE DOCTRINE of Pharisees and TEACHERS OF THE LAW, who PREVENTED MEN from ENTERING the Kingdom of God. (Matthew 23:13-33)
B. When He SAW religious hucksters trafficking in the temple and USING IT FOR PROFIT (John 2:14-15)
Are there TEACHERS OF THE LAW today?
Are there religious traffickers?
Yes and YES.
There are MILLIONS!
Jesus told “group A” that THEY WOULD NOT ESCAPE BEING CONDEMNED TO HELL. (Matthew 23:33).
As for “group B”, Jesus TOOK A WHIP and DROVE THEM OUT OF His Temple.
The Church is today’s temple.
Those outside the Church ARE NOT SAVED.
And Jesus never changes.
My message to TODAY’S teachers of the law and TODAY’S religious traffickers is this:
REPENT, forsake your wicked ways, receive Jesus into your hearts, and TRUST HIM ALONE and COMPLETELY FOR Salvation.
Otherwise, Divine Love WILL HONOR THE FREE WILL He gave you, and ALLOW YOU TO BE CONDEMNED.
Divine Love must be EXPERIENCED.
Divine Love must be KNOWN.
He MUST BE “KNOWN” In the “biblical” sense, DEEPLY AND INTIMATELY, INSIDE, NOT OUTSIDE.
There is NO CONDEMNATION to those who are IN Divine Love (Christ Jesus) (Romans 8:1).
There is NOTHING BUT CONDEMNATION to those who AREN’T.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017
SPECIAL KIND OF LOVE
The LOVE that Jesus commanded is NOT human emotion.
Hence, it has NOTHING TO DO WITH human anger, AS THE APOSTLES AND JESUS HIMSELF DEMONSTRATED (John 2:14-15 & Ephesians 4:26).
The LOVE Jesus commanded is the fruit of the spirit. (Galatians 5:22)
It's A SPIRITUAL FORCE that only comes from the born-again spirit, NOT FROM HUMAN FEELINGS.
It's so different from natural human love (eros, phileo, storge) that New Testament writers had to come up with a new word: agape.
Agape is UNCONDITIONAL love.
Agape love makes NO SENSE to the human intellect.
It cannot be grasped or understood by the natural mind.
It’s INCOMPREHENSIBLE because God IS agape. (1 John 4:16)
Agape can only be EXPERIENCED. (2 Peter 1:4)
It's not natural human emotion, it's SUPERNATURAL.
Jesus, whose VERY NATURE is agape LOVE, was usually loving and kind by natural standards, yet when the occasion required it, He also EXPRESSED ANGER like any other human.
He was AS MUCH LOVE PERSONIFIED WHEN HE EXPRESSED ANGER, as when He didn't.
Every BORN AGAIN Christian has God's love, agape, residing in their spirit (Romans 5:5).
But we haven't been PERFECTED in agape yet.
When we become PERFECTED in agape, there WON'T BE A TRACE OF FEAR LEFT IN US (1 John 4:18).
Perfect agape will transform us into immortal beings and translate us into THE HIGHER DIMENSION of the Eternal Present. Even when such perfection manifests, that doesn't mean that man's hypocrisy, evil intentions, ill will, false accusations, and satanic desire to catch us in a "mistake", won't anger us.
It will, as it clearly did Jesus, who IS PERFECTION.
So, let's not judge by OUR UNREGENERATE (hence degenerate) intellect, or by our petty, LIMITED human standards.
Jesus gave us THE STANDARD for REAL Divine love:
"greater love has no man than this THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE for His friends". (John 15:13)
There's more than one way to "lay down" our lives.
We can DIE PHYSICALLY, as He did.
And/or we can TAKE UP OUR CROSS DAILY and follow Him:(Luke 9:23)
We can LIVE FOR self, or live for God, and DIE TO SELF and to THE WORLD.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017
LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR
"Love your neighbor as yourself" is a commandment given in both the Old and New Testaments (Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 22:39).
Jesus Himself said that the two greatest commandments are to Love God with all our heart, soul, strength, and MIND; and to love our neighbor as ourselves (Matthew 22:36-39).
Let's be honest: NO ONE on earth loves his/her neighbor as they love his/her self. NO ONE!
That's a fact.
I don't care WHO they are, I don't care HOW RELIGIOUS they are, I don't care WHAT RELIGION they belong to, or how "good" they THINK they are...
Although I WOULD LIKE TO, and have THE WILLINGNESS to do so, I DON'T LOVE MY NEIGHBOR AS MYSELF.
We may do INDEPENDENT ACTS which demonstrate such love, from time to time, but we cannot MAINTAIN that level of love all the time.
Until believers are raptured and our minds are TOTALLY RENEWED with the Mind of Christ - with the Mind of Love Himself - we won't be able to fully obey that commandment.
Thank God for the Blood of Jesus!
A big part of "loving neighbor as self" involves that other marvelous saying of Jesus "do unto others AS YOU WOULD HAVE OTHERS do unto you" (Matthew 7:12).
Would you like it if someone said or did THAT to you? Then DON'T say it or do it TO THEM.
Another big part of loving our neighbor involves TELLING THE TRUTH.
Would you like others TO LIE TO YOU about SALVATION?
Then DON'T LIE TO THEM about Salvation.
The moment a heretic's back is against the wall and he has no answers, the first thing they do is accuse you of "not loving".
Love and Truth are inseparable (John 14:6; 1 John 4:16).
If you love someone with Divine (agape) Love you'll do your best to convey the Truth about Salvation to that individual.
Being loving, IN THE BIBLICAL SENSE, does not mean being timid, or speaking in a hush-hush "don't offend anyone" whispery voice.
No one has EVER loved like Jesus.
No one was EVER bolder than Jesus.
...Especially with the religious establishment (hypocrites) of His day (Matthew chapter 23).
We can PRETEND to be all "lovey dovey". Religion has done a bang up job of teaching its brainwashed followers how to FAKE love.
But Divine Love CANNOT BE expressed APART FROM Jesus.
He MUST live in our hearts, since only He can produce it.
Love DOES NO HARM to His neighbor (Romans 13:9-10).
Love DOES NOT LIE. Love tells the Truth.
And Love TELLS OTHERS HOW to be saved.
If you're tangled in some heresy that says Jesus is INSUFFICIENT to save, or that Jesus IS NOT God, which is dragging you straight to hell, Divine Love will tell you so BOLDLY and CLEARLY.
Because Jesus IS Love, Love points everyone TO JESUS (to Himself).
Love tells others ABOUT JESUS being the only Salvation and the only Righteousness that ever was or is.
There is NO SUBSTITUTE FOR Divine Love.
The 10 Commandments are NO SUBSTITUTE, in fact, they DON'T EVEN COME CLOSE.
Love is THE ONLY fulfillment of God's law that exists (Romans 13:9-10).
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2017
THE “LOVE” CARD
Whenever heretics’ lies are exposed, and their back is against the wall, they resort to two DECEITFUL and SATANIC tactics :
1) They FALSELY accuse you of “taking Scripture out of context”, although THEY CAN’T PROVE IT. Or,
2) They play the “love” card.
They falsely accuse you of being “unloving”, “full of hate” and “unlike Jesus”, FOR EXPOSING THEIR LIES, and presenting the Truth CLEARLY and DIRECTLY.
Talk about the pot calling the kettle “black”!
Of course, THEY CANNOT EXPLAIN HOW LYING,especially ABOUT THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCTRINE, which is Salvation, MAKES THEM “loving” and “Christ like”.
Fact is, these unregenerate puppets wouldn’t know Christ’s love if He were to walk by and greet them.
Christ’s love is not something we conjure up at will. His love can only be ACQUIRED thru the born-again experience (Romans 5:5; 8:9; 2 Peter 1:4)
Heretics also destroy their own arguments by PROVING that they DON’T KNOW Jesus, DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT Jesus, and DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT GOD’S LOVE (who is ALSO Jesus) except what their heretical denomination has ALLOWED THEM to hear.
They have never studied the Bible ON THEIR OWN, AND ALLOWED the Holy Spirit to lead them to ALL Truth. (John 16:13; 1 John 2:27)
They only know the portions of the Bible “filtered” through their demonic denomination, and ignore the portions of Scripture THAT THEIR HERETICAL DENOMINATION HAS CENSORED because they don’t “fit” their ungodly agenda.
They also PROVE that they have NO CLUE what Divine Love is.
Love NEVER lies (Numbers 23:19)
Love REJOICES IN Truth (1 Corinthians 13:6)
Whenever A MODERN Pharisee or TEACHER OF THE LAW accuses me of being “unloving” “un-Christ-like” or “full of hate” for speaking the Truth boldly, I take them to Matthew 23:13-33:
There you will find sweet, LOVING, SINLESS Jesus, God Incarnate, Love Personified, calling the Pharisees and TEACHERS OF THE LAW of His day:
“hypocrites”, “children of hell”, “blind guides”, “blind morons”, “unclean”, “wicked” ,“snakes”, and “brood of vipers”.
He also said that they “SHUT THE DOOR OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN in people’s faces”, DO NOT ALLOW THOSE WHO ARE TRYING TO ENTER God’s Kingdom to go in,and that they themselves DO NOT ENTER.
Sweet, loving Jesus also asked them rhetorically:
HOW will you ESCAPE BEING CONDEMNED TO HELL? (Matthew 23:33)
One could ask THE VERY SAME QUESTION of TODAY’S “TEACHERS OF THE LAW”.
But we all know that heretics, WHO CLAIM to "follow the Law", are MORE RIGHTEOUS AND “MORE LOVING” THAN JESUS HIMSELF.
God's Love is THE ONLY FULFILLMENT of the Law there is. (Romans 13:9-10)
Trust Jesus completely, receive Him into your heart, and God’s Love will LIVE IN YOU (Romans 5:5)
Follow the MODERN “teachers of the law” and you will end up where, ACCORDING TO JESUS, the OLD teachers of the law ended up: CONDEMNED TO HELL.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017
Though the term "guardian angel" is not found in the Bible, there are several scriptural references to angels playing an important role in watching and/or protecting our lives.
Though all angels, principalities and powers are subject to Him, We know Jesus HAS A PERSONAL ANGEL (Revelation 1:1). The Bible often refers to him as "the angel of the Lord".
Apparently, so do we.
In Matthew 18:10 Jesus says that CHILDREN HAVE ANGELS. So, when we are born into this world, we have a personal angel assigned to each of us.
In Acts 12:15, Peter was in prison. He was released and escorted out of it by an angel who, evidently, was looking out for Peter.
When he knocked on the door of the upper room to rejoin the other apostles, the servant girl Rhoda recognized his voice, and told the apostles Peter was there. Believing Peter was still locked up in prison, they replied: "it must be his angel".
I have caught brief glimpses of my personal angel, not with my physical eyes, but with my spiritual eyes. I also know his name, because I asked God what it is.
He's a big, benign-looking dude, with sculpted features, sort of square shaped face, and for whatever reason, whether real or symbolic, I always see him light grayish in color. He blends into the background to the point you don't see him or notice him, unless God shows him to you. He always appears immutable and rock-solid.
On occasion, I've given him specific assignments, though I don't do it often enough. Laugh if you want, but I've also COMPLIMENTED HIM a few times on a "job well done".
Of course, my thanks, my gratitude, my praise, and ADORATION are always directed to my wonderful Lord and Savior.
During his public ministry, Jesus was aided several times by angels (Mark 1:13; Luke 22:43).
Hebrews 1:4 says that ALL ANGELS (we're talking innumerable millions) are ministering (serving) spirits, sent forth to minister for (SERVE) those who shall be heirs of Salvation".
They are around to SERVE US.
If you have Salvation (Jesus) in you, they will serve you, just like they served Him.
This is a biblical truth that isn't sufficiently emphasized.
We don't put our angels to work often enough.
Would you have a servant -- especially as strong, and multi-talented as God’s holy angels -- just sit there... doing nothing?
Word of caution: they are not around to carry out OUR SELFISH, CARNAL WILL, but God’s Will.
They will serve us as long as we are IN Jesus, IN Spirit, and tell them to do things that are IN LINE WITH God’s WORD, which is also His Will. (Psalm 103:20-21)
I bet some of our angels are yawning from sheer boredom.
Let's keep them busy doing God’s Will.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017
One of the saddest things is people, both saved and unsaved, WHO LACK PURPOSE AND DIRECTION in life.
They wander around aimlessly, frittering away their time and talents, instead of putting them to useful and rewarding service.
Consequently, their lives are dull, empty, and devoid of fun and fulfillment.
No wonder so many unbelievers THINK that being Christian is boring!
There's NOTHING more exciting than KNOWING Jesus, having an on-going connection with Him, talking to Him, listening to Him, experiencing His Presence and, carrying out His will.
I wouldn't change this marvelous privilege for anything in this world.
There’s NOTHING BORING about a relationship with Jesus.
NOTHING could be more glorious or satisfying!
There are no "accidents" in the Kingdom of God.
Every person is born FOR A PURPOSE.
Every child of God has a God-given purpose.
That purpose is to be of SERVICE (of some kind) to Christ and OTHERS.
How, then, can we find OUR purpose? How can we know God's perfect will for OUR lives?
We set ourselves apart and commune with the Holy Spirit.
We TUNE IN to His Spirit. We ASK Him, and wait for His answer.
Again: we wait for HIS answer.
God has uniquely equipped each of us to fulfill HIS Purpose.
Find your purpose and you'll NEVER be bored or lonely.
Matthew 6:21 says "where your treasure is, there will your heart be also".
The opposite is also true: WHERE YOUR HEART IS, there is your purpose (treasure) also.
Our ULTIMATE purpose is THE MANIFESTATION OF Christ IN US. (Romans 8:19,29)
Because Christ’s Perfection is INFINITE, He manifests IN A VARIETY OF WAYS, each one unique.
What is the ONE THING in the Kingdom of God that you love to do?
The ONE THING you do BETTER than ANYONE else?
The ONE THING you would do even WITHOUT GETTING PAID?
The ONE THING you CAN'T HELP doing?
…The thing that EXCITES YOU AND MOTIVATES YOU ABOVE all else?
THAT is your purpose.
When you ask the Holy Spirit, He will confirm it and bear witness to it.
Once we find our purpose, it may need a little refining.
The born-again experience rarely results in perfectly polished and faceted diamonds.
Most of us emerge from the spiritual womb as diamonds in the rough.
Most of us will need a little faceting (cutting) and a little polish IN ORDER TO SHINE.
The same Holy Spirit, who brought about the New Birth in us, will take care of cutting, polishing, and REFINING US INTO PRICELESS JEWELS if we yield to Him.
The end of the age is upon us.
Please don't spend your final days on this earth in confusion, out of focus and staring vacantly.
Ask Jesus to reveal His Purpose.
Allow Him to use you for His glory.
Don’t miss or squander your God-given purpose. It is the MOST ENJOYABLE experience on earth.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
Christians, generally speaking, ARE CARNAL and SELFISH.
They want ministry THEIR way:
“Preach ONLY about salvation”, “teach ONLY about Bible prophecy”, “give us DAILY prophecy updates” (as if I could CONTROL the Holy Spirit, snap my fingers and come up with new prophecy insight at will), “don’t do any more teaching about the Law”, “don’t criticize that religion”, “don’t use that kind of language”.. And the list goes on.
They RESENT when someone “breaks the mold” and fails to conform to ministry norms INVENTED AND DICTATED BY RELIGION.
If I were a hireling, I’d GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT -- and try to please everybody IN FEAR of losing donations.
All glory to Jesus, this ministry has never taken and will never (by God’s grace) take a nickel from anyone.
NO ONE besides Jesus can tell me what to say.
There are even well-intentioned Christians who GET IT WRONG.
Case in point: a friend of this ministry recently wrote complimenting that day’s evangelistic message. He stated that we’re called to be “fishers of men NOT keepers of the aquarium”.
At first glance, that religious cliché SOUNDS good.
There is NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT and more precious on this planet than the true Gospel of Grace.
And NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT to me and to this ministry than bringing souls to everlasting salvation.
But that cliché is WRONG:
That is why I DESPISE religious clichés.
I have yet to find ONE that is correct.
And if a religious cliché were ever correct, once it BECOMES cliché, it LOSES its meaning, and becomes VAIN REPETITION.
Pause and meditate ON THAT.
We are called to be BOTH fishers AND KEEPERS OF the fish.
If that weren’t true, Jesus wouldn’t have instructed Peter to “feed HIS sheep”. (John 21:16-17)
They were already HIS sheep, but THEY NEEDED TO BE FED.
Common sense tells us that ANY LIVING thing that is NOT FED REGULARLY -- DIES.
If you doubt it, don’t water that beautiful plant in your living room for two weeks and see what happens.
If this weren’t true Jesus Himself WOULDN’T HAVE SET IN His Body apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers for THE PERFECTING OF THE SAINTS, for the work of the ministry, for THE EDIFYING OF THE BODY OF CHRIST. (Ephesians 4:11-16)
If this weren’t true Jesus wouldn’t have told the spiritually emaciated Church at Sardis to “WAKE UP! And STRENGTHEN the things that remain WHICH ARE ABOUT TO DIE” (Revelation 3:2).
The SAVED need spiritual nourishment and instruction so they can be strong and STAND FOR Jesus and the faith. (Ephesians 6:13-14)
And the UNSAVED need to know THE TRUTH about Salvation, and A WIDE VARIETY OF OTHER TOPICS.
In the Authority of Christ and as A REGULAR SOUL WINNER (glory to our Savior now and forevermore!), I can say the following:
The Gospel HASN’T CHANGED.
The Gospel WILL NEVER change.
But THE WORLD HAS.
The first century world was rather simplistic. There were A LOT of uneducated people who COULDN’T EVEN READ OR WRITE.
There was no “Christian” religion INVENTING false teachings, embracing pagan rituals, and CONFUSING PEOPLE AS IF THEY SPOKE FOR GOD.
There were NO “Christian” CULTS trying to STEAL THE GOSPEL OF GRACE from people’s hearts.
There was NO TV and NO INTERNET -- there was NO MASSIVE CONTRADICTING INFORMATION from various sources ASSAILING our minds.
There was no “Christian” DECEPTION polluting the airwaves, or circulating on cyberspace and YouTube.
There was NO Voltaire, Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawkins, or Christopher Hitchens with their widely disseminated theories ridiculing the Christian faith, questioning God’s existence, and whether Jesus really lived.
There was no corrupt educational system totally hijacked by atheists and leftists brainwashing students.
It’s fair to say that THE WORLD TODAY IS FAR MORE COMPLEX than that of Jesus and His Apostles.
While I love to deliver EVANGELISTIC messages, and while I find ways to “sneak” the Gospel of Grace into virtually EVERY message, regardless of topic, I’m often amazed at WHAT MESSAGES the Holy Spirit uses to touch people's hearts and bring them to saving faith.
“Jesus loves me this I know, ‘cause the Bible tells me so” may have satisfied most people in the post-Reformation world up to the 17th or 18th century, but IT TAKES A BIT MORE THAN THAT to bring souls to Christ TODAY.
It also takes MORE THAN THAT to KEEP THEM in the Kingdom.
While the UNCHANGING GOSPEL must be proclaimed WITH CLARITY, there are MANY QUESTIONS in the modern world ABOUT MANY OTHER aspects of the Christian faith that one must be ready TO ADDRESS and ANSWER clearly, boldly, DIRECTLY (no more beating ‘round the bush) – and TO THEIR SATISFACTION.
ONCE THE FISH are IN the aquarium, THEY MUST BE FED REGULARLY:
Otherwise FISH WILL DIE.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017
FOLLOW THE OUTLINE
Why is there so much confusion, debate and disagreement about the Book of Revelation?
Why can’t even pre-tribbers see eye to eye on nearly anything that is says?
There are FOUR major reasons:
We are not interested in WHAT GOD SAID OR WHAT GOD WANTS, but ON OUR OWN desires.
We seek to make God’s Word CONFORM TO our wishes.
Instead of humbling ourselves and making our wishes (carnal desires) CONFORM TO His Word.
This is being DISHONEST:
The inevitable result is we deceive ourselves, and deceive others.
Those who engage in this ungodly practice need a STARK REALITY CHECK:
All the wishful thinking in the world, all the carnal desires in the world, all the favorite religious doctrine in the world – WILL NEVER CHANGE God’s Word! (Psalm 119:89; Malachi 3:6)
Not ONE iota!
Again: NOTHING will EVER change God’s Word.
He is THE SAME yesterday, today and FOREVER. (Hebrews 13:8)
Glory to His Name!
His written Word WILL READ THE SAME WAY when we’re happy or sad, rich or poor, obeying God or disobeying Him, trusting Him or not trusting Him.
His Word is FOREVER SETTLED in heaven. (Psalm 119:89)
His Word is IMMUTABLE. (Malachi 3:6)
Like it or not, as the Body of Christ, we are in this thing TOGETHER:
It is JESUS’ WILL that matters, NOT our own.
And THE SOONER we realize this Truth the better it will be FOR ALL OF US.
2. FAILURE TO THINK THINGS THROUGH
That is why so many “teachers” come up with ludicrous teachings like the rider on the white horse in Revelation 6:2 being the Antichrist, or the “7-year peace treaty” NOT FOUND in Daniel 9:27 or, for that matter, ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE BIBLE.
3. MOST STILL TEACH A 7-YEAR TRIBULATION
I know firsthand how powerful religious brainwashing can be: but when we are CONFRONTED WITH THE TRUTH, we MUST YIELD TO the Truth as presented in God’s Word.
I used to believe in the 7-year trib when I began this ministry over a decade ago.
It had been pounded relentlessly into my mind.
Problem is, there isn’t ONE verse in the entire Bible that teaches such thing.
Daniel 9:27 says NOTHING about a 7 year tribulation. It talks about the final “week” of the 70 weeks.
It merely says that JESUS CONFIRMED THE ETERNAL, ABRAHAMIC COVENANT “in the middle of” the (final) week, thereby leaving HALF A WEEK or 3½ years which will be the future tribulation.
The middle of a shemitta “week” is Passover. (Deuteronomy 31:10)
Passover is when Jesus died for our sins. (John 18:39; 19:13)
That is when He confirmed (strengthened) THE eternal Abrahamic Covenant. (Daniel 9:27)
He rose three days and nights later. He then ascended.
The 70 weeks will END with the Second Coming of Messiah. (Daniel 9:24-25)
And when we read the HORRENDOUS judgments that will fall on this earth during those 3½ years we realize that, as Jesus said, if He had NOT SHORTENED DAYLIGHT during the 3½ years, NO FLESH WOULD SURVIVE. (Revelation chapters 8-9, 16)
Therefore, if the earth had to endure the tribulation FOR TWICE THAT LONG (7 years), it would be totally annihilated with NO SURVIVORS.
Every single scripture that describes the tribulation says it lasts 3½ years. (Daniel 7:25; 8:13-14; 12:7; 11-12; Revelation 11:2-3; 12:6, 14; Revelation 13:5)
Mercifully, there is NO SCRIPTURE that says it lasts 7 years.
That’s 9 Scriptures to ZERO.
It’s time to give it up, guys!
There is NO 7-year tribulation. Deal with it.
4. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE OUTLINE
People, including most ministers and self-styled prophecy “experts”, DO NOT REALIZE that Revelation is an OUTLINE of major end-time events.
They DO NOT FOLLOW the outline.
And failure to do so invariably leads TO ERROR.
God ASSIGNED NUMBERS to the seals, trumpets, woes and bowls FOR A REASON.
When we KEEP THEM IN NUMERICAL ORDER, we can ascertain what will happen, IN WHAT ORDER, and when.
When we IGNORE God’s assigned numbers, the result is chaos, confusion, and WRONG TEACHING.
The first four seals are IN OUR PAST.
We are living the FINAL MOMENTS OF the 5thseal. (Revelation 6:9-11)
The signs that the tribulation HAS BEGUN take place when the 6th seal is opened. (Revelation 6:12)
THE APPEARING OF Jesus in the clouds, the sealing of the 144,000 Israelites and the Rapture of the Church also take place under the 6th seal. (Revelation 7:1-9)
The 7th and final seal LEADS TO ALL THE TRIBULATION JUDGMENTS, including the 42-month reign of Antichrist and the Second Coming of Jesus. (Revelation 8:1-6)
The 7th seal contains 7 trumpets.
The first 6 trumpets bring all the tribulation judgments, including the 3 woes.
The first woe takes place under the 5th trumpet. (Revelation 9:1-12)
The second and third woes take place under the 6th trumpet. (Revelation 11:3, 7-14)
The 7th Trumpet CONCLUDES the tribulation and brings the Second Coming of Jesus and His Millennial Reign on earth. (Leviticus 25:8-13; Revelation 10:7; 11:15-18)
Is Revelation written in chronological order?
Generally speaking, the answer is “yes”.
There are, however, some parenthetical passages where John fills in some of the details.
The small portions of Revelation that ARE NOT in chronological order ALL FIT THE OUTLINE PERFECTLY, if we follow THE NUMBERS, especially OF THE TRUMPETS:
Chapter 1: Introduction, greetings and purpose of the Book.
Chapters 2 & 3: Letters to the 7 Churches
Chapter 4: Heavenly tour
Chapter 5: The sealed Book
Chapter 6: The opening of the first 6 seals
Chapter 7: The sealing of the 144,000 Israelites and the Rapture
Chapters 8-9: 7th seal is opened. Tribulation judgments, first 6 trumpets take place
Chapters 10: Parenthetical chapter
Chapter 11: Parenthetical chapter that takes us from the rebuilt third temple to the 1,260-day ministry of the Two Witnesses, their deaths, resurrections and ascensions.
Chapter 12: Parenthetical chapter that takes us from THE RAPTURE (the woman in labor, i.e. the Church, who GIVES BIRTH to the Body of Christ that is CAUGHT UP to heaven) to the woman (natural Israel) hiding in the wilderness for 1,260 days.
Chapters 13: The reign of Antichrist and the mark.
Chapter 14: Rapture of the 144,000: the three angels and the consequences of taking the mark.
Chapter 15: the earth is reaped: those who turn to Christ during the tribulation are raptured to heaven.
Those who STILL REJECT HIM are trampled like grapes in a winepress.
Chapter 16: the 7 bowl judgments.
Chapters 17-18: the judgment of Mystery Babylon the Great (Rome)
Chapter 19: The Second Coming of Jesus. 7thTrumpet sounds which CONCLUDES the tribulation. (Leviticus 25:8-13; Revelation 10:7; 11:15-18)
Chapter 20: The Millennium.
Chapters 21-22: New heavens, new earth and New Jerusalem.
FOLLOW THE OUTLINE, think things through, put YOUR OWN DESIRES aside, and ACCEPT GOD’S ORDER, and we will all arrive at essentially THE SAME CONCLUSION.
FOLLOW THE OUTLINE, and you will know prophecy Truth.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
As human beings made in the Image of God, we get to make thousands - if not MILLIONS -- of decisions during our lifetime.
God knows each and every one of those choices BEFORE we make them.
And He LOVES US - and SAVES US - anyway.
However, we DO NOT get to make every possible choice.
Some choices ARE MADE FOR US. And there's NOTHING we can do about it.
For instance, you DID NOT choose (at least consciously) to be born into this world.
You DID NOT choose the day of your birth, or your parents, or your siblings and other members of your physical family.
You had LITTLE OR NO CHOICE at all in the way you were raised: what religion or faith (if any) you were taught, where you lived or went to school.
Choices HAVE CONSEQUENCES.
We can blame ONE, perhaps TWO incidents on "bad luck" or "chance", we may blame ONE, perhaps TWO incidents on the interference of others, but WE MUST ACCEPT THE LION'S SHARE OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR OWN CHOICES.
That brings us to the FOUR most important choices WE get to make:
1. HEALTH & LIFESTYLE
It's difficult to serve God and others, or even enjoy life, when the body in which we move around is unhealthy:
I'm aware that there are other factors involved including genetics and environment, but generally speaking:
Lots of water, some activity you enjoy, even if it's housework or just walking, lean protein, fruits and veggies. Keep processed foods to a minimum.
2. MARRIAGE & CHILDREN
This is THE SECOND MOST IMPORTANT CHOICE WE MAKE.
The person we marry and/or with whom we have children can affect our lives in COUNTLESS ways, even AFTER (God forbid) we're separated or divorced.
Don't get pregnant unless YOU'RE MARRIED and UNLESS you are 100% CERTAIN he or she is "THE RIGHT ONE".
Choose VERY carefully. And, on this one, follow NOT ONLY your heart, BUT YOUR HEAD.
3. LOVING GOD & YOURSELF
All of this world's problems, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, are caused by LACK OF LOVE.
If you DON'T LOVE God, you CANNOT love yourself because He made you in His own Image and LIKENESS.
And if you DON'T LOVE YOURSELF, you CANNOT love others.
4. RECEIVING SALVATION
But THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT CHOICE WE MAKE is RECEIVING Love Personified, Jesus Christ, into our hearts as God and Savior.
All other choices will affect our TEMPORARY lives on this TEMPORARY planet.
But this ONE choice will affect our lives NOW and FOR ETERNITY.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2017
BE STILL & KNOW
“BE STILL, AND KNOW that I AM God: I will be exalted among the nations: I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10)
Notice what the verse above DOES NOT SAY:
“WORK, WORK, WORK and KNOW that I am God”.
According to Jesus THE ONLY REASON people are NOT saved is because THEY DON’T KNOW Him. (Matthew 7:23; 25:12)
THROUGH WORKS NO ONE will know God.
I don’t care if you do “good deeds” from the moment you open your eyes in the morning to the moment you close them at night.
WORKS DON’T SAVE!!!
WORKS DON’T SAVE!!!
WORKS DON’T SAVE!!!
ONLY JESUS in our heart SAVES.
All God has ever wanted is that we BE STILL, KNOW Him, and TRUST HIM.
It was WORKS that got mankind into the mess we’re in!
When Adam and Eve WERE STILL and trusted God THEY DIDN’T GET INTO TROUBLE.
They were just fine.
They were sinless, they were glorified.
It’s when Eve was DECEIVED into thinking THAT SHE NEEDED TO ACT and TAKE MATTERS INTO HER OWN HANDS with respect to Godhood that she got in trouble.
It’s when Adam ATE (another ACT or WORK) that he got in trouble.
Religion is man’s FUTILE ATTEMPT to EARN his way back to God – through WORKS.
THAT IS UTTERLY IMPOSSIBLE.
That is why religion DOESN’T save.
Religion is THE MODERN “SERPENT” that tries to deceive THE MODERN “EVE” (Church) into WORKING in order to be one with God.
And that WILL NEVER happen.
God DID IT ALL so we could be forever ONE with Him.
He did it ON THE CROSS, 2,000 years ago.
He did it IN ETERNITY, OUTSIDE OF TIME, before the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8)
From the realm of Eternity, where there is NO DEATH, but ONLY LIFE, Jesus is calling out to you:
“BE STILL and KNOW that I AM God”.
“Cease from your works, and your heavy labors, and TRUST Me. (Matthew 11:28)
I did it all. Don’t worry about it. Leave THE WHOLE THING TO ME.
Just receive Me into your heart and TRUST ME.
BE STILL, REST confidently TRUSTING THAT I TOOK CARE OF SALVATION FOR YOU, FROM BEGINNING TO END.
You DON’T HAVE TO DO anything. You CANNOT WORK for it.
I LOVE YOU.
KNOW ME, in the deepest recesses of your being.
BE STILL, my child, BE STILL”.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2017
THE FALSE & THE REAL
I can sum up THE DIFFERENCE between SALVATION and DAMNATION in ONE WORD:
ALL RELIGION, I don’t care WHAT it’s called, IS BASED ON WORKS.
And ALL RELIGION, I don’t care WHAT it’s called LEADS TO DAMNATION:
Judaism is based on works.
Islam is based on works.
Buddhism is based on works
Hinduism is based on works.
Taoism is based on works.
New Age is based on works.
And so is ALL “Christian” religion.
Again: so is ALL “Christian” religion.
That is why NO “CHRISTIAN” RELIGION saves.
I don’t care WHO founded it, WHAT it’s called, HOW MUCH they claim to be the “ONE TRUE CHURCH”, HOW MUCH they congregate on Saturday or Sunday, HOW MUCH they profess to “keep” the 10 Commandments, OR HOW WELL or HOW OFTEN they were “baptized”.
The Christian faith is NOT religion.
Once more: The Christian faith is NOT religion.
The true Christian faith has never been, and WILL NEVER BE a religion.
Jesus DID NOT establish a religion. He established FAITH (trust) in WHAT HE DID TO SAVE US.
And such TRUST (faith) CAUSES US TO RECEIVE JESUS INTO OUR HEARTS as ONLY God and Savior, AND SEEK AN EVER MORE INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.
ALL so-called “Christian” religion WAS INVENTED BY MORTALS.
JUST LIKE ALL PAGAN RELIGION WAS INVENTED BY MORTALS.
ALL “Christian” religion IS BASED ON WORKS – JUST LIKE ALL PAGAN RELIGION IS BASED ON WORKS.
THAT IS WHY NO PAGAN religion can GUARANTEE Salvation – TO ANYONE.
THAT IS WHY NO “CHRISTIAN” religion can GUARANTEE Salvation – TO ANYONE.
That is why ALL RELIGION, be it PAGAN OR “Christian” is UNCERTAIN.
Because it’s NOT BASED ON FAITH (which IS certain), BUT ON WORKS! (Hebrews 11:1-6)
That is why ALL RELIGION, be it PAGAN OR “Christian NEEDS TO relegate “salvation” TO THE “FUTURE” .
The “future” DOESN’T exist.
By the “time” the “future” ARRIVES, IT’S PRESENT!!!
The TRUE Christian FAITH OFFERS SALVATION (Jesus) – NOW!
The TRUE Christian FAITH GUARANTEES SALVATION -- FOR ALL ETERNITY!
THAT IS WHY FOLLOWERS OF CHRISTIAN “RELIGIONS” ARE DECEIVED.
THAT IS WHY FOLLOWERS OF “CHRISTIAN” RELIGIONS ARE LOST.
They DON’T trust Jesus, they TRUST WORKS.
And NO ONE will ever be saved through works. (Romans 3:20, 28, Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5)
REGENERATION OF the human spirit and soul IS ESSENTIAL to salvation. (John 3:5; 1 Peter 1:23
And NO RELIGION can regenerate the human soul.
NO AMOUNT OF 10 COMMANDMENT keeping can regenerate the soul.
NO AMOUNT OF GOOD BEHAVIOR can REGENERATE the soul.
NO AMOUNT OF SABBATH KEEPING CAN REGENERATE the soul.
NO AMOUNT of baptismal H20 CAN REGENERATE THE SOUL.
NO AMOUNT OF GOOD WORKS CAN REGENERATE THE SOUL.
THAT IS WHY FOLLOWERS OF "CHRISTIAN" RELIGIONS ARE HEADED FOR DAMNATION --JUST LIKE PAGANS.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017
We talk about terrorists chopping off heads, ramming cars into crowds, detonating themselves, and committing other atrocities… but none more horrible than WHAT THEY DO TO CHILDREN.
They put HATRED AND FEAR into their young impressionable minds, from as early as 5 years of age.
Childhood is a time when kids should be playing, learning about life, acquiring healthy values, godly character, and (ideally) following their parents’ good moral example.
Islamic extremists NOT ONLY DENY CHILDREN those fundamental human rights and core values, NOT ONLY DO THEY NOT ALLOW THEM TO BE children, they poison their minds with religious and political propaganda TEACHING THEM HATRED instead of love, and UNDILUTED EVIL instead of good.
They teach them BLIND PREJUDICE instead of tolerance.
They INDOCTRINATE and fill their heads and hearts with horrific images of mutilation and murder.
Yet we DON’T HEAR A WORD about THIS GREAT TRAGEDY from radical leftists, whether it’s the “mainstream” media, Hollywood and entertainment elites, or disingenuous politicians.
Instead, they CHOOSE TO STAND for TERRORIST RIGHTS.
Just like they DON’T SAY A WORD about the THOUSANDS OF Christians that were driven from their homes, stripped of their possessions, tortured, raped, sold into slavery, and forced to convert.
Or about the 90,000 Christians that were SLAUGHTERED in the Middle East last year – just for BEING Christians.
We don’t hear A WORD from these hypocritical groups ABOUT those Christians’ RIGHTS.
…Or about the right of Muslim children TO BE RAISED in a normal, wholesome family environment.
But GOD FORBID we should prevent A FEW MUSLIM EXTREMISTS, who could pose a serious danger to peaceful American citizens, to enter the U.S.
Then the media, Hollywood, and the political left (hello, Democrats!) ARE ALL OVER IT like white on rice!
H Y P O C R I T E S ! ! !
And that is why THE MOMENT the Church is taken up, THESE self-righteous duplicitous liars WILL BE JUDGED, and MANY OF THEM DESTROYED.
They better enjoy their 15 minutes of fame with their self-righteous speeches and lame protests, because THERE ARE NO PROTESTS IN HELL.
NOR WILL ANYONE CARE about who or what they were on earth.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2017
When we go to the doctor, we expect that he or she will examine us, run some tests, or write some prescription. WE DO NOT EXPECT TO GET AN EARFUL ABOUT HIS OR HER POLITICAL VIEWS.
When we go to our accountant, we expect him or her to tell us (hopefully) what the IRS owes us, or what kind of shape our finances are in. We DO NOT EXPECT A SPEECH ABOUT THEIR POLITICAL PERSUASIONS.
Same principle holds true when we take our car in for service, go to a restaurant, or visit a department store.
These individuals GET PAID to check our health, straighten our finances, fix our cars, or provide some other type of service.
THEY DO NOT GET PAID to share their political ideology with us.
Aaaah, but then there’s the so-called “entertainment” industry, although I’d debate the value in their alleged “entertainment”.
THEY DON’T GET PAID to spew out some political rant at us: they GET PAID TO (arguably) ENTERTAIN US!!!
But yet the radical left seems to think that being “entertainers” ENTITLES THEM to share their political bias WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD.
THAT’S ONE REASON WHY I STOPPED watching all those hypocritical and biased “award shows” a long time ago.
Frankly, the entertainment they provide is dubious at best.
And I COULDN’T CARE LESS about what some overpaid “celebrity” – completely OUT OF TOUCH with the real world, and with the challenges regular people face on a daily basis – thinks about immigration, “women’s rights” or who should sit on the Supreme Court.
These imposters GET PAID TO IMPERSONATE mostly FICTITIOUS characters: WHAT THE HELL DO THEY KNOW about the concerns of Susie Sanders from Topeka, or Phil Carson in Pittsburgh?
We have all heard their impassioned tirades about “women’s rights”, when the fact is THEY CARE NOTHING about ordinary women.
If they did, THEY WOULDN’T HAVE SUPPORTED serial philanderer, repeated sexual predator, and ALLEGED RAPIST Bill Clinton.
Yet they not only supported him, but nearly worshiped him.
If they cared AT ALL about women’s rights, THEY WOULD BE PROTESTING the abominable way that Islam treats women.
The very Islamist immigrants whose “rights” they want to “PROTECT”.
It’s bad enough that Muslim women have to wear those god awful burqas: in most cases they’re NOT allowed to drive, get an education, or even LEAVE THE HOUSE without their husband’s permission.
Their husbands are allowed to BEAT THEM UP, abuse them physically and verbally, divorce them, falsely accuse them of adultery and have them stoned to death (when they get tired of them), and treat them like garbage.
I won’t even go into the horrific genital mutilation FORCED UPON females under SATANIC Sharia law.
But we NEVER HEAR A WORD about these atrocities from the likes of repulsive Madonna, demoniac Ga-Ga, or stupid Miley.
NOT A WORD!!!
We never SEE ANY ORGANIZED PROTESTS DEFENDING the HUMAN RIGHTS of these poor, oppressed women.
We never hear nitwit Chelsea Handler COMPLAIN about THE MANY HARDSHIPS that women IN THE REAL WORLD face.
So, this ISN’T about “women’s rights”.
THAT’S the biggest bunch of B.S. to come about of Hollywood and the entertainment world.
I’ll tell you what IT’S REALLY ABOUT:
They don’t give a damn about women’s rights.
What these “entertainers” want is ABORTION ON DEMAND, FOR ANY REASON, AND WITHOUT ANY RESTRICTIONS.
Because the false “gospel” invented in the mid-60’s about supposedly “free” “love” says that ANYTHING GOES: that it’s perfectly normal to engage in ANY TYPE of sexual activity you fancy, as often as you want, with as many people as you like, JUST LIKE WILD ANIMALS, WITHOUT ANY RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER, and WITH NO CONSEQUENCES.
And I have to put both words in quotations, BECAUSE IT’S NEITHER TRUE LOVE, NOR IS IT FREE.
There’s a veritable smorgasbord of contraceptives available at ANY drug store. There are physical procedures to prevent both men and women from reproducing.
Therefore, for those who want to ENGAGE IN SEX CONTINUOUSLY and INDISCRIMINATELY, THERE IS NO EXCUSE for pregnancy..
But these degenerates don’t want TO BOTHER with contraceptives!
Nah, too much trouble!
Let’s screw our heads off, and if the result happens to be an unwanted pregnancy WE’LL JUST GET RID OF THAT INNOCENT, HELPLESS BABY LIKE HE OR SHE IS NOTHING BUT TRASH.
THAT is what is REALLY behind these hypocritical “celebrities” that participate in these “protests”.
THE ONLY THING THEY CARE ABOUT IS UNBRIDLED SEX, and the DEMONIC “right” TO MURDER ANY BABY that may result from it.
They COULDN’T CARE LESS about “women’s rights”!
And ANYONE WITH EVEN HALF a brain IS NOT BUYING their act.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017
I am old enough to remember when entertainers were JUST THAT: they made movies, sang, danced, played some instrument, or did comedy.
If they had strongly held political or philosophical views, they kept those mostly to themselves.
All of this changed in the mid-60s with the Beatles.
They began experimenting with psychedelic drugs, LSD in particular.
This opened the world of the paranormal to them: a world of dark, delusional fantasy controlled by demonic forces.
Like most “celebrities” today, none of the 4 Beatles was highly educated, a deep thinker, or particularly smart.
And yet they, and especially their leader John Lennon, acquired the delusional Messianic Complex that, somehow, through their songs, THEY could influence and CHANGE THE WORLD.
That’s when THEY DECIDED that the Christian faith wasn’t for them, became interested in the pagan Hindu religion, and were indoctrinated into Hinduism and Transcendental Meditation.
Until his death in 2001, George Harrison practiced Hindu mysticism, and called on demon Hare Krishna, whom he referred to as HIS “sweet lord”.
Lennon, McCartney and Starr were less fanatical about it and their religion evolved into a self-serving mishmash of Hinduism and New Age.
This change was almost immediately reflected in their music: from their rather simple early 60’s songs like “I wanna hold your hand” and “she loves you yeah, yeah, yeah” to their late 60’s songs “Hey Jude”, “Let it be” and “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, all promoting acid trips with accompanying demonic, hallucinatory experiences.
Lennon’s Narcissism, arrogance, and delusions of grandeur became all too evident during an interview in March 1966 with Evening Standard reporter Maureen Cleave, in which he said:
"Christianity will go. IT WILL VANISH AND SHRINK. I needn't argue about that; I'M RIGHT AND I WILL BE PROVED RIGHT. We're more popular than Jesus now—I don't know which will go first, rock and roll or Christianity."
THAT is when John Lennon decided it was their lofty mission in life to “CHANGE THE WORLD” and to preach HIS “gospel” of CHRISTLESS “peace”, “love” and “free” sex – which are MERE ILLUSIONS.
THAT is when political activism entered the entertainment industry.
The Beatles were soon followed by other brainwashed Hollywood airheads like Jane Fonda, and Mia Farrow who also became activists.
And the rest, as they say, is history.
Today political activism is NECESSARY REQUISITE to “make it” in the entertainment business.
Naturally, such activism MUST ALWAYS BE in LINE WITH LEFTIST, pagan, Anti-Christian ideology.
This false “gospel” has permeated and infected so-called “entertainment” like the Plague that invaded Europe in the 14th century.
5 months after Lennon’s infamous anti-Jesus declaration, Beatles manager Brian Epstein died of an overdose at age 32.
Three years later (1969) and in the midst of rancorous personal feuds within the foursome, the Beatles would disband to pursue solo careers.
And 11 years later (1980) at age 40, Lennon himself was murdered by a deranged fan.
But not before composing his ungodly song “Imagine” which has become THE INTERNATIONAL ANTHEM of leftist, liberal political activists, entertainers, and VISIONARY “WORLD CHANGERS”.
THAT’S WHY they WANT OPEN BORDERS: because the stupid song calls for “no countries” and for ALL THE WORLD TO BE “ONE”.
THAT’S WHY they HATE the Christian faith: because it says THAT THERE IS a heaven and a hell, and the song wants to “imagine” that they DO NOT exist.
By 1980 Satan had used Lennon, gotten what he wanted from him, and decided he’d be OF MORE USE to him dead than alive.
Thus, he proceeded to do what he does best: DISPOSE OF his deceived, USED, and now USELESS marionette (John 10:10).
Clearly, Lennon had Messianic aspirations TO CHANGE THE WORLD, which were cut short by his death.
Unfortunately, those misguided aspirations were passed down to the many other Satan puppets in the entertainment world who worship Lennon as their hero.
They WILL GET their delusional hearts’ desire for 42 months: no heaven, no borders, and the world “as one”.
Then THE TRUTH will step in and ABRUPTLY END their hallucinations:
There’s NO PEACE without the Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
There’s NO LOVE without Him who IS Love (1 John 4:16)
And the past 50 years are PROOF POSITIVE that Lennon’s “gospel” is FALSE, since the world has greatly deteriorated under those irrational beliefs, WHICH HAVE PRODUCED NEITHER PEACE NOR LOVE.
There’s ONLY ONE, TRUE MESSIAH.
And ONLY THE ONE, TRUE MESSIAH CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.
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