Thursday, April 24, 2014

Secular Liberalism - The Democratic Lawless Ideology







Liberalism - for the most part - rejects out right the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God. The root and source of this rejection - of these crucial moral laws and realities - is their subjective hatred towards the Creator of the heavens and earth (Romans 1:18-32). This base ideology is expressed and manifested in their disdain and hostility towards the American blue print drawn up by our Founding Fathers, which was based on the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God. This ideology is on FULL parade in the media and in the Obama administration since 2008.


This ideology is on FULL parade in the media and in the Obama administration since 2008.

Liberal /progressives reject these core moral absolutes and practice a sensual subjectivism that sees God ordained absolutes through the prism of relativism and pluralism. They possess a fear of moral absolutes and believe that true freedom is to be free from any Divine instituted moral absolutes or laws that suppress their unbridled passions (Psalm 14:1-3, Isa 24:5, 2 Tim 3:1-7, Jude 1:10). They are lawless in their practices and hostile to any that impose a Divine reality or the adherence of moral absolutes (Rom. 1:28-32). Just as their father (i.e., the Devil), they follow his godless example to live a godless and lawless existence, always seeking the fruit of RIGHTEOUSNESS by lawless means (Isa. 5:20; 48:22; John 8:44; Gal 5:19-20).

They possess a fear of moral absolutes and believe that true freedom is to be free from any Divine instituted moral absolutes or laws that suppress their unbridled passions.

The Lord Jesus stated that, you shall know men by their fruits and by their actions (Matt. 7:16-20). It is simple enough to see that where ever the “virtues” of secular liberalism are promoted and exercised that poverty, disease, anarchy, crime, social chaos, the break down of the family unit, violence and horrific social devastation are to be found.

When one rejects and abandons the core moral building blocks for a health society for a godless delusion of lawlessness, expect to find social devastation and chaos (2 Tim. 3:1-7).

What is most alarming is how the very people that impose their delusional solutions and remedies upon the American people seek also to fix these ills of society by applying the very same logic that got us to this social catastrophic point in the first place. By applying these lawless solutions, these excel the rate of today’s social ills at exponential rates. Today’s American social culture is at the extreme breaking point. The evidence is every where, yet the majority of American’s live in the apathetic delusion that all is well and that we will remain and prosper as times past. Wake up America, the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.


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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Baalism's Suicidal Nature Worship and Sexual Decadence


Much of ancient Israel’s plight, well documented throughout the Old Testament, was its insatiable thirst for pagan nature worship. This of course was in direct violation of the first two commandments of the Mosaic Law which commanded Israel not to worship any other false god or idol (Exodus 20:3-4). The reason why Israel was forbidden to worship other gods, the natural created order, and idols, was given in Genesis. Genesis 1 presents to the reader an ultimate Creator who made the universe out of nothing through His omnipotent spoken word, and then climaxed the creation process with the making of man in His own image. This foundational truth is in fact basic to the first two commandments of the Mosaic Constitution, the rest of which was summarized by the Son of God Himself, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments (Matthew -40).”

"The worship of God as the Creator and human ethics went hand in hand in the Mosaic Law"

In other words, the worship of God as the Creator and human ethics went hand in hand in the Mosaic Law. The first four commandments demand love for God. Commandment five demands love for parents, and commandments six through ten demand love for others. Man was thus to worship and love God as His Maker, and the best way to fulfill this was to treat one’s neighbor with love and respect precisely because he too was made in God’s image. As such, the entire Mosaic legislation was written with the reality of Genesis 1 in mind, and once this truth was forgotten or compromised by idolatrous nature worship, love and respect for both God and man are inevitably diminished. This placed Israel upon the downhill slide of a preoccupation with all things superficial, which snowballed into anti-human asceticism during the divided kingdom stage, and bottomed out with human sacrifice and cannibalism at the end of line for both Israel in the north (722 BC) and Judah in the south (586 BC).
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Israel
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During the divided kingdom stage after Solomon (931-586 BC), God punished both the house of Israel and Judah by sending them into exile because they adopted pagan nature worship as their unofficial national religion, imported from the surrounding Canaanite countryside. Shockingly, this thirst for foreign nature worship is often described in graphic sexual language to heighten the shameful offensiveness of their actions. In Jeremiah, the kingdom of Judah is compared to “a wild donkey accustomed to the wilderness that sniffs the wind in her passion. In the time of heat who can turn her away? All who seek her will not become weary; in her month they will find her (Jeremiah ).” In the same context just a few verses back, the text reads “for long ago I broke your yoke and tore off your bonds; but you said ‘I will not serve!’ For on every high hill and under every green tree you have lain down as a harlot (Jeremiah ).” Worse is that the idols which Israel bowed down to in their pagan nature worship were compared to sexual toys, “because of the lightness of her harlotry, she polluted the land and committed adultery with stones and trees (Jeremiah 3:9).” Nature worship was thus seen as a form of spiritual adultery. The Old Testament prophets compared it to prostitution. Hence, Israel had broken her ‘marriage vows’ with the Mosaic Covenant, which she had entered into at Mt. Sinai after they had come out of Egypt.
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"Shockingly, this thirst for foreign nature worship is often described in graphic sexual language to heighten the shameful offensiveness of their actions"

This pagan nature worship was purposefully described with such graphic sexual language precisely because cult prostitution and sexual mysticism was a big part of the nature worship process. Sexual fertility cults and the desire for a corresponding agricultural fertility were weaved together into a pornographic nature worship scheme that corrupted the entire nation and its people. Throughout Israel’s and Judah’s history, this deviant and natural instinctual behavior, in great contrast to the dictates of the Mosaic Law, was most often associated with the worship of the nature god Baal. Baal was the god of grain and the god of thunder. He was in fact the weather god. The name Baal itself simply means ‘lord.’ Thus, as the tribal lord of the people and the land, Baal was not only often confused with the ‘Lord’ of the Old Testament, but he was also in charge of agricultural fertility and the weather.

"Thus, in addition to sexual abandon, the worship of Baal also incorporated harsh ascetic practices into their nature worship as well"

However, Baal was not all powerful like the Hebrew God. On the contrary, he was forced each and every year to have a life and death struggle with the god of death, Mot, reflecting the fate of the seasons. Baal dies every summer under the excessive heat and drought. Baal however, with the help of sexual and bloody rituals, comes back to life to defeat Mot for the cooler autumn weather and the fall rain. Thus the chaotic weather was blamed on the struggle between Baal and Mot, which could only be pacified through cultic prostitution on the one hand and strict asceticism on the other. Thus, in addition to sexual abandon, the worship of Baal also incorporated harsh ascetic practices into their nature worship as well. Ecstatic pleasure and bloody pain were used to propitiate the nature gods for the sake of fair weather (1 Kings 18:25-29). Thus, Baal nature worship was completely indulgent with regard to sexual mysticism on the one hand, but overly strict, harsh, and severe on the other hand with regard to ascetic practices, with occasional bouts of human sacrifice along the way (2 Kings 17:28-41). Worst of all is that much energy and riches were spent in the promotion and practice of the cult. Israel wasted its wealth and activities on the worship of Baal, which eventually led to the nation’s downfall.

Isaiah 57 records the loss of spiritual leadership that contributed to the suicidal demise of the nation where “the righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart; and the devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from evil (Isaiah 57:1)Here Isaiah notes while the good men die off and are taken away to paradise, on the earth no one replaces them. Left behind are the nature worshiping counter culture rebels of society, “against whom do you jest? Against whom do you open wide your mouth and stick out your tongue? Are you not children of rebellion, offspring of deceit, who inflame yourselves among the oaks, under every luxuriant tree, who slaughter the children in the ravines, under the clefts of the crags? (Isaiah 57:4-5).” Here is seen nature worship, sexual abandon, and child sacrifice all rolled up into one outdoor whore house of death.

"Here is seen nature worship, sexual abandon, and child sacrifice all rolled up into one outdoor whore house of death"

Not surprisingly, this contradictory lifestyle of sexual license and strict asceticism/human sacrifice was foisted upon the people by the cultivated crowd, the elites of the society. They, of course, were far more influenced by the surrounding Canaanite religious culture than by the Mosaic Constitution. Nonetheless, the commoners often enjoyed nature worship as much as their leaders, leaving prophets of the Old Testament sometimes comparing themselves to jackals (Micah 1:8), or roaming the streets of Jerusalem looking for at least one righteous man (Jeremiah 5:1-14). As such, the population at large was completely oblivious to the approaching doom which the Old Testament prophets foresaw. The fact that this downhill process was over 200 years in the making only contributed further to their false sense of security.
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Israel’s Nature Worship Destroyed Their Economy & Agriculture

So addicting were such cultic practices that the Canaanite nature religion slowly and inexorably enveloped the entire country and completely corrupted its religious, political and business institutions, eventually bleeding God’s people dry (Hosea 2:1-13). It was a long painstaking process, but it finally choked off what was left of the Mosaic Constitution and the associated blessings of the promised land, leaving the country in agricultural and economic misery. The agricultural and economic prosperity which God richly gave them was wasted on Baal nature worship (Hosea 2:8). Wallowing in such self induced misery and poverty, the depopulation of the promised land ensued. Finally, nature religion finished Israel off with child sacrifice (2 Kings 17:1-18). The fertility of nature was often associated with the killing of children. Thus, in the Northern Kingdom of Israel, what started out with freedom under the rule of law (Exodus), devolved into nature mysticism and political tyranny (1 Kings 21), which collapsed under conspiracy and military coups, and finally ended with the Assyrian invasion and exile (2 Kings 14:28-17:18) in 722 BC. Even Judah ignominiously ended with child sacrifice and ultimately cannibalism (Jeremiah 19:1-13) during the Babylonian invasion 120 years later.
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"Wallowing in such self induced misery and poverty, the depopulation of the promised land ensued. Finally, nature religion finished Israel off with child sacrifice"

In the book of Hosea, because of the northern kingdom of Israel’s false nature worship, the God of the Old Testament promises to turn the agricultural prosperity of the promised land into a wilderness unable to feed its people, “I will destroy her vines and fig trees, of which she said, ‘these are my wages which my lovers have given me.’ And I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field will devour them. I will punish her for the days of the Baals when she used to sacrifice to them and adorn herself with her earrings and jewelry, and follow her lovers, so that she forgot about Me (Hosea -13).”

The same judgment also befell the southern kingdom of Judah because of her own idolatrous nature worship. Isaiah predicts a Jewish Dust Bowl of biblical proportions (Isaiah 5:6, 10-15, 24). In the book of Micah, God determined that He would turn the mountainous Jerusalem temple area into a forest unfit for true religious worship (Micah 3:12). By Ezekiel’s day, at the end of the long road to destruction, nature worship left Judah in a slaughterhouse specifically designed by God to teach the nation a most serious lesson, “then you will know that I Am the Lord, when the slain are among their idols around their altars, on every green tree and under every leafy oak – the places where they offered soothing aroma to their idols (Ezekiel 6:13).” Thus in the end, nature worship sacrificed the Jewish people with a counter culture religion loaded with backward motivations, goals and practices where the creation was worshiped rather than the Creator. That such a subversive and regressive form of nature worship led to both the Assyrian and Babylonian exiles is hardly surprising.

"Nature worship and environmentalism has been slowly replacing America's Judeo-Christian heritage that so many have taken for granted"

Nature worship and environmentalism has been slowly replacing America's Judeo-Christian heritage that so many have taken for granted.  This 'evolutionary' process largely began in America in the 1960's as the sexual revolution coincided with a 'get back to nature' attitude that continues unabated to this day.  In fact, America's previous love for the pioneering days of old has been hijacked by a romanticized view of nature that is far more in line with what the original pioneers fought against when they tamed the western frontier.  The Genesis mandate to subdue and fill the earth (Genesis 1:26-31) was part and parcel of the Manifest Destiny doctrine that conquered the west.  Today, this has become an embarassment to the modern American mindset.  This reveals a vast change of attitude that is far reaching in its consequences, and has the potential to completely reverse what originally built America.  Furthermore, this 'get back to nature' attitude is not something new.  It has its roots in ancient paganism, and the best historical example that can be found anywhere to understand what America is currently being faced with is to return back to the Old Testament.  Israel, after having conquered the promised land (Joshua - 1400 BC), later became infatuated with nature worship beliefs called Baalism (850-600 BC).  This change of attitude eventually led to the nation's demise.  It completely reversed the conquest of Joshua and sent the nation packing into the Assyrian and Babylonian exiles respectively. 
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This is an excerpt from Nazi Oaks: The Green Sacrificial Offering of the Judeo-Christian Worldview in the Holocaust,” written by Mark Musser copyrighted in 2010. This excerpt may not be reproduced in any form, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording or otherwise) without prior written permission of the author, except as provided by United States of America copyright law.

Mark is also the author of and a commentary on the warning passages in the book of Hebrews calledWrath or Rest: Saints in the Hands of an Angry God.”

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Demonic Movement Behind Earth Day


















As "Earth Day" is upon us, let us look at the demonic and leftist philosophy which is driving this "Baalistic" ideology.

What seems to have a strangle hold on America and the world at present is the godless totalitarian socialistic environmental movement of today. This movement has halted progress and has laid shackles on the capitalistic freedoms at present here in America and in the world. As the environmentalist display their "Green Righteousness" and seek to practice at the same time a relative and godless philosophy when it comes to the Moral Laws of Nature and the ETERNAL ABSOLUTES of FOREVER, this "Green righteousness" movement of environmentalism is seeking to impose its secular will on the world and all it's inhabitants.

The question at hand is, should we be conservative and conversationalist in the area that we live in? The rhetorical reply is, Yes... Of course! None of us will deny that. We all should do our part to make for a healthier and beneficial environment for all. In fact, many regulations have made America cleaner and better. In that we do not find any fault. What we do find fault with is the green fascist mandates that are crippling our society and shackling our freedoms. What is key for a true healthy society is not fascist green legislation, but the adherence to the moral laws that have been instilled into the creation by Almighty God the Creator.


What is key for a true healthy society is not green legislation but the adherence to the moral laws that have been instilled into the creation by Almighty God.

Notice how hard core green groups such as PETA, Hollywood, the Music Industry, the ACLU and the American secular progressive Left are super radical on regulations on environmental issues and greenology, but are absolutely reprobate in social and sexual morality which has been the key vices which has laid waste this country and our present world (Isaiah 24:5,6; Romans 1:18-32).

The Two Hands of Greenology
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In one hand, the radical environmentalist oppress with an iron fascist glove the mandates and oppressive green philosophy. On the other hand, they fight tooth and nail against the moral absolutes and the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS of Almighty God. These two absolutes are crucial to produce a health society and culture in this fallen world. Almighty God’s Word states that the creation groans to be free and looks forward to that Day when it will be unleashed from the inhabitants of sinful man (Isa. 24:5,6, Romans 8:22).

Today's "Green Righteousness" is that attitude and spirit in which all is Machiavellian when done for the furtherance and protection of the earth (ones sensual harmony with the creation). It is this subjective sensual (5 senses driven) “wisdom” and perception which holds in high esteem the evolutionary philosophy of time and chance and valiantly condemns the Judeo/Christian Laws of Nature and of Natures God (1 Cor. 1:18-32). Junk theories and science and godless secular ideals are it's dogmas and "bible", and this fallen planet is its god (Rom 1:22-26). These seek to be the world's savior and deliverer from the earth's arch enemy, man. The radical environmentalist attitude and their green righteousness is manifested on how they serve and honor the environment (the creature and creation) and it’s “green” dogmas and mandates (Romans 1:18-32).

They fight tooth and nail against moral absolutes and the Righteousness of Almighty God which are crucial to produce a health society and culture.

What is so astounding about this green philosophy is that while these seek to contain man tendencies to pollute, they are fighting an Eco – war against capitalism and man’s sovereignty here on earth. What is so hypocritical is that these individuals are the greatest polluters of all. Their social pollution of excess and the acceptance of all kinds of sexual deviance is far greater the destroyer of our world and humanity then their little green crusade.

The Social Pollution of Secularism

Let us take a look at the social pollution the secularist greener has contributed to just here in America in the last 50 years.

The withering attacks and devastating fallout from this tyrannical oppressor is formidable. These include 50 million abortions since 1973 (representing a generation of Americans annihilated!), a ravished and wasted society, numberless unwed mothers and fatherless children, broken homes, psychological (mental) and physiological problems, a “red-lining” national guilty conscience (yet a nation unable to blush), a divorce rate higher than 50%, HIV/ AIDS and its related devastation, countless STD’s, rampant teen and college age promiscuity and unwanted pregnancies, increasing rapes, violence and murders, sex-trafficking, child porn and porn addiction (i.e., 70% of the total Internet given over to porn in support of a 4 billion dollar-a-year porn industry), drug addictions, alcoholism, mass poverty, trillions of dollars spent for unaccountable social programs, promotion in government schools, government funding, rampant adultery, prostitution, approved red light districts, increased acceptance and approval of the mental and physiological disorder known as sodomy (homosexuality),….and on and on! Sexual addiction is the master oppressor today of Adam’s fallen race (see Romans 1:18-32, 5:12-19). Drug addiction, alcoholism and barbiturate addiction pales in comparison to this reigning despot. No nation has ever recovered from this self-indulging and self-gratifying addiction. How will ours be any different?
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The Victims of the Sexual Revelation

Unfortunately, the greatest victims of this oppressive tyrant are children. These are absolutely ravished by the horrific consequences that followed in the wake of this super tsunami called the Sexual Revolution of the 60’s. Women have also been shackled and enslaved in the repercussions from this decadent “Revolution.” There is nothing truly “liberating” about it at all. How could it be that the mothers (i.e., women) are the leading killing genocidal machines since 1973? A great number of women today in the U.S. are given over to reprobate practices of licentiousness, and have prostituted their bodies - and their humanity - to any individual in a vain attempt to satisfy their famished souls.Women have always been a good moral barometer in a given society. When they are degraded to base lewdness and licentious practices, a society suffers greatly. When women are at their lowest estate so also is the nation.
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The Master Panderer and His Game Plan
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Lucifer is the despotic tyrant and oppressor of Adam’s fallen race. He fully understands his unregenerate human slaves (Eph 2:1-3; Heb 2:14-15). He is the “supreme hunter” of souls (Isa. 14:16-17; Ezek. 28:19; Luke 4:5-6; 2 Cor. 4:34; 1 Peter 5:8). He fully comprehends the fallen nature of humanity and our sensual desires, which are governed and dominated by our 5 physical senses. He knows how to manipulate, entice, bait, snare and catch his prey for his twisted will (Eph 6:11-12). He has been an “active observer” of the sins of humanity for ~ 6000 years (see Gal 5:19-21), and he knows that once immoral lusts and sexual vices have taken hold and snared his prey, he’s accomplished his task.

God Calls Out To You

In these increasingly debauched and licentious days, Almighty God calls for all to be saved and delivered from the wrath to come (1 Tim. 2:4; 2 Pet. 3:9). Have you received into your heart and life the Savior of the world - the Lord Jesus Christ - as your personal Savior from your transgressions against Almighty God and His righteousness?

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved" (John 3:16-17).

"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name" (John 1:12).

"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Rev. 3:20).

The only solution to the depraved and ever-growing lawlessness of the world we are living in today is found in the Person of Jesus Christ. He is the ONLY ONE who can rescue humanity from the end result of sin and lawlessness. May you place your trust and hope in Him today. You will never be the same!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

Edited by BEL I.F.


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What Comes After the Fall of America?


















Coming very shortly – after the collapse of America (via the Rapture and our nation’s compounded lawlessness) is a time called the tribulation period (Rev. 6-19). This period is a seven year period in which Almighty God will remove His restraint and allow man to be as unrestrained and unbridled in their lawlessness, violence, godlessness and decadence as they want to be (Dan. 9:27, 2 Thess. 2:3-12, Rev. 11:3 13:5). He will allow the god of this world (John 8:44, 2 Cor. 4:3-4, Eph.2:2-3) to raise up a man called the beast (i.e., the Anti Christ), who will be the pinnacle of lawless and oppression that this world has ever known (Dan, 7:8,11, 20-26, 11:36-45, 2 Thess. 2:3-12, Rev. 13). It will be during this time called “the Day of Wrath” that Almighty God will judge the inhabitants of this world and in the end they will march unto Megiddo to the GREAT Battle of Armageddon to literally seek to fight Almighty God (Ps. 2, Zech. 14:2-4, Rev. 16:13-16, 19:11-21).

It will be at this time that Almighty God will send His glorified Son from Heaven’s glory to judge the world for their EXPONENTIAL lawless rebellion and gross transgressions against the moral and ETERNAL spiritual laws of Almighty God their Creator (Dan. 2:44-45, 7:13-14, Zech.14:1-4, Mal. 3:2-3, Matt. 24: 30, 25:31-45, Rev. 19:11-21). Almighty God the Son, the Messiah of Israel will then establish his 1000 year kingdom on earth in RIGHTEOUSNESS and JUSTICE and lawlessness will NEVER raise its destructive head again.

The Kingdom of Heaven WILL be established under the Messiah of Israel on earth and it is a LITERAL Kingdom that WILL be established!
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My dear friends, that is where ALL of these national and global crises and events of this world are headed to. We just happen to be at this moment of time at the very door of the fulfillment of these events which are literally going to be. The Kingdom of Heaven WILL be established under the Messiah of Israel on earth and it is a LITERAL Kingdom which WILL be established! Christ's 1000 year Kingdom is not a make believe fairy tale kingdom but it will be a reality in the time coming up.

In these days of full blown American and Christian apostasy, may we separate ourselves from these two climates and join ourselves unto Almighty God, His NEVER changing Word and His saving grace. If you DO NOT personally know the Savior then may you do so as He has commanded (Acts 16:29-31, 17:30-31, 1 Tim. 2:3-4). If you DO know Him, then may you exercise all of His precious promises and truths that are for you in this fallen world and for all ETERNITY unto our blessed Savior comes to meet us in the air. These days are very disturbing and frightening. When we exercise faith in Almighty God He will calm our hearts and set us free from this world’s oppressive fear and dominating mental tyrannies (Matt. 11:28-30, John 8:32,36, 14:1). My beloved, Rejoice and again I say rejoice! For the Kingdom of Heaven is ta hand!!
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Where's Your Treasure?


What will be, cannot be stopped. All things are driving us to the time called in God’s Word, the Day of the Lord!

What came easy for us in this last day America, will go just as fast. What is crucial for all of us to see is that we need to see the ETERNAL and not get caught up in the passing temporal (1 John 2:15-17).

The Lord Jesus stated,
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"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you" (Matt. 6:33)

"But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal" (Matt. 6:20)

"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." (1 Cor. 2:9)
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As we are on the brink of a new day here in America, one full of adversity, violence, lack, want and despair, there is One who NEVER changes (Heb. 13:8). There is One who wants ALL to come to a saving knowledge of Him for their ETERNAL betterment (John 3:16-17). Do you personally know the Lord Jesus as your Savior? If not, be sure that you do today. That is what this vain little life is all about. He has come to make us RIGHTEOUSLY rich with an ETERNAL inheritance (Eph. 1:7, 14). May you place your trust in Him today! You will NEVER be the same!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.
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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Is the Resurrection a Reality to You? - He’s Alive for EVERMORE!
















This Easter many will go through the robotic motions of celebrating Easter without any possession of the REALITY of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. They will gather with loved ones, family and friends to color Easter eggs; have Easter egg hunts; eat baked ham, candy and fine desserts; maybe watch a sporting event and perhaps even attend church for the first time since Christmas. This tragically happens every year in a never-ending cycle of tradition and hypocrisy. Oh my friend, what is truly needed this Easter is a dose of the heavenly reality of Christ’s triumphant resurrection from the dead (John 4:24)!

The resurrection of Christ from the dead is the centerpiece of all time and ETERNITY. All depended on His resurrection and utter defeat of the tyranny of Death.

The resurrection of Christ from the dead is the centerpiece of all time and ETERNITY. All depended on His resurrection and utter defeat of the tyranny of Death (1 Cor. 15:55, Heb. 2:14-15, Rev. 1:18). Each and every one who has put their trust in Jesus Christ for salvation - as taught in the Holy Scriptures - shall never be ultimately defeated, discouraged or disappointed (2 Cor. 1:9-10).

Oh, what joy to the trusting heart when the King of Fears (Death) is defeated (Col. 2:12-15; Rev. 20:14)! My dear friend, the Easter Bunny in all his "magical splendor" could never accomplish that! REALITY is so desperately needed in this hour not fairy tales and vain traditions that CANNOT deliver a man or woman's soul in that Day of ETERNAL judgment (Rev. 20:11-15, 22:15).

"O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Cor. 15:55-57)

"Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?" (John 11:25-26)

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead" (1 Peter 1:3)

"Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:8-11)

"Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification" (Romans 4:25)

This Easter, do you truly know the RESURRECTED Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior? He alone can deliver from the penalty of sin and the tyranny of death (John 3:16-17, Rom. 10:2-4, Rev. 1:5). Oh, to comprehend the REALITY of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead! It will change your life, and you will NEVER be the same!

Jesus said: "Fear not; I am the first and last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death" (Rev. 1:17-18)

As you sit around the dinner table with loved ones and friends this Easter, may you examine your hearts and minds to be sure that you are truly trusting in the saving grace of Almighty God and His Precious Son (Acts 16:29-31, Rom. 10:2-4, Eph. 2:8-9, 1 John 5:10-13). Examine what is taught in the Holy Scriptures for yourself and see (Eph. 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-23). May you truly be able to say with all of your heart, "I KNOW Him and the POWER of His Resurrection" (Philip. 3:10a)!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.


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Our Lord’s Glorious Resurrection Body















Many deny the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, but the Bible proclaims this fact in unmistakable terms. The Scriptures are very specific in describing our Lord’s resurrection body. Consider the following:


1. It was a body that was missing from the tomb (Mark 16:6; Luke 24:3,23; John 20:2,12).

2. It was a body that could be seen (Matthew 28:10,17; Mark 16:14; John 20:18,25,29; Acts 1:3; 1 Corinthians 15:5-8).

3. It was a body that could speak (Matthew 28:9,18-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:17,32; John 20:18).

4. It was a body that had hands and feet (Matthew 28:9; Luke 24:39-40,50).

5. It was a body that could stand (Luke 24:14; John 20:19; 21:4)

6. It was a body that could walk (Luke 24:14-15,28).

7. It was a body that could breathe (John 20:22).`

8. It was a body that could prepare a meal (John 21:9,12-13).

9. It was a body that had flesh and bones (Luke 24:39).

10. It was a body that could be touched and held onto and handled (Matthew 28:9; Luke 24:39; John 20:17–"stop clinging to Me").

11. It was a body that could hold and handle bread and other foods (Luke 24:30; John 21:13).

12. It was a body that could eat (Luke 24:30, 41-43).

13. It was a body that still had the wounds or scars from His crucifixion on His hands and on His side (John 20:27).

14. It was a body that could appear in another form (Mark 16:12).

15. It was a body that could vanish out of sight (Luke 24:31).

16. It was a body that could pass through a sealed and secured tomb and through locked doors (Matthew 27:62-66; John 20:19,26). Apparently His body also passed through the linen grave clothes (John 20:6-8).

17. It was a body that could go up into heaven (Mark 16:19; Luke 24:51; Acts 1:9) and that also could return to earth many centuries later (Acts 1:9-11).
Some of these descriptions are very normal, such as speaking, eating, standing, walking, etc. Some of these descriptions speak of activities which are abnormal and unusual: appearing in another form, vanishing, passing through solid objects, etc.

All of this is fascinating when we remember that Philippians 3:20-21 teaches us that the believer’s resurrection body will be patterned after "His glorious body."

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!


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