Sunday, December 31, 2017

Victory in Jesus in 2018 for Almighty God's Honor and Glory!


















Dearly beloved of the Lord, God has graciously brought us through to a new year and as we have seen here in America in 2017 - with things seemingly turning around - that spiritual and  moral relativism still dominates the minds of Americans and is still making great strides today. The question that we need to ask ourselves going into 2018 is; are we as Americans any closer to possessing the Divine REALITY of Almighty God's saving grace than we were last year? I would objectively have to say no; and as a matter of fact, a great many conservative evangelicals are more consumed with saving America than pointing people to Christ who saves souls. Christians first and conservatives second is the proper order for the blood brought child of God; for this nasty world is NOT our home my beloved and we must see the ETERNAL as we live in this temporal! As we embark on this New Year, may we be continually focused and redeeming the time for the Savior for the days are evil indeed (Eph. 5:16); for the day and hour of His coming is nearer then ever before. May we have faith in Almighty God, Who works out all things for His honor and glory (Romans 8: 28, Rev. 4:11) and may we possess the ETERNAL perspective that only God and His Word gives while living in this fallen temporal world (Col. 3:1-2, Phil. 3:20). May we be also exercising our Heavenly calling as His ambassadors to a lost and dying world, for the end is drawing near (2 Cor. 5:20, Eph. 5:16). The past is in the past and the ETERNAL future for the child of God is always BRIGHT (Phil. 3:8,12)!

.May we possess the ETERNAL perspective that only God and His Word gives while living in this temporal world.
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Beware and be on guard of the subtleties of our adversary “the Devil” and the many voices that seek to derail and distract us from the realities at hand (Matt. 24: 4-5, Luke 22:31, 2 Cor. 11:13-15, Phil. 3:2, James 4:7, 1 Peter 5:8).

May our battle cry be “Victory in Jesus” in this 2018 year (1 Cor. 15:57, 2 Cor. 2:14, 1 John 5:4)! My beloved, this may indeed be the very year that we see our Beloved Savior face to face (1 John 3:2-3). What glory that will be!

My friends what ever may transpire this year here in troubled America, remember what must be; for the Kingdom of Heaven is truly at hand! Think on and remember this invaluable truth and reality! It will truly set you free from all of the adversity that surrounds us (John 8:32, 36)!

We all at the Ignorant Fishermen Blog wish you all a blessed and Christ centered New Year with much victory  (1 Cor. 15:57, 2 Cor. 2:14, 1 John 5:4)!
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Victory in Jesus in 2018 and occupy for Almighty God's glory!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.


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Thursday, December 28, 2017

The TRUE Definition of "Religion"



















Religion is the godless spiritual philosophy or ideology that attempts to replace Almighty God and ETERNAL REALITY based on the fallen subjective perception of an unregenerate man (John 3:3-7, Rom. 8:5-8, 1 Cor. 2:14). A man or peoples "religion" will NOT acknowledge the ETERNAL RIGHTNESS of the Person of Almighty God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and Their Saving propitiation found in the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ (John 3:19-21, Rom. 1:18-32, 10:2-4).

Religion is the godless spiritual philosophy or ideology that attempts to replace Almighty God and ETERNAL REALITY based on the fallen perception of an unregenerate man.

A man's "religion" seeks to answer the basic needs of the human heart, which is the longing to fill an ETERNAL void that exists in the absence of a right relationship to its ETERNAL Creator in SPIRIT and TRUTH (Eccl 3:11, John 4:24). This godless spiritual ideology (i.e., religion) is prevalent throughout the multitudinous cultures and various societies of Adam's fallen race (Rom. 1:18-32). All human history attests to this fact throughout the last 4,200 years since the scattering of people over all the earth after the Tower of Babel that mankind would rather hold on to their fallen "spiritual" religious ideologies of godlessness than to adhere to the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS and ETERNAL REALITY of time and ETERNITY (John 3:19-21, Rom. 1:18-32, 10:2-4).

REALITY

As humanity develops and out-works these ideologies and philosophies in time, the ETERNAL spiritual absolutes (truths) and natural (moral) laws of Almighty God never change, nor will they ever. That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation (Hebrews 6; 18a). For I am the LORD, I change not (Malachi 3:6a). My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips (Psalm 89:34). Almighty God and His Word can be totally relied upon.

For about 4,200 years since the Tower of Babel dispersion humanity has been out-working their godless, unrighteous spiritual  ideologies and philosophies and have been reaping the horrific consequences ever since.
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In Romans 1:18-32 Almighty God tells us what happened after Babel and what were the end results thereof. Humanity had willingly chosen the abandonment of TRUTH and REALITY for a godless delusion and a lie. These offspring of Noah's sons had replaced and exchanged the RIGHTEOUSNESS of Almighty God with unrighteousness. For about 4,200 years since the Tower of Babel dispersion humanity has been out-working their godless, unrighteous spiritual  ideologies and philosophies and have been reaping the horrific consequences ever since (Rom. 1:18-32). The consequences and end results of a godless existence are vanity and ETERNAL damnation (Eccl. 1:14; Rom. 3:23, Rev. 20:11-15). The REALITY of this life is that Almighty God sent His Son (John 3:16-17; Rom. 8:3-4) to redeem man and restore a right relationship between man and Himself (John 3:3-7, 16-17, 1 John 2:2, 4:10). That is ETERNAL REALITY and not some man made "religious" statement.

Almighty God's Word states;

God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24).

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14:6).

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth (John 17:17).

Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever (Psalm 119:160).

Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? To know Him is to know REALITY. To know Him is to know Truth. May you be sure that your "ideology" and "REALITY" is rooted in the absolute REALITY of Almighty God and His never-changing Word. Your whole ETERNITY depends on it.

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas From The Ignorant Fishermen!

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Beloved, at Christmas we are reminded of the ETERNAL message of “That God so love the world - John 3:16-17 and all that we ever would and could  need - as fallen humanity - is found IN the lovely Person of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world (Rom. 5:12-19, 10:4, 1 Cor. 1:30).

But what a great many miss at Christmas is the precious promises of the Lord Jesus Christ that are yet to be fulfilled!

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this (Isaiah 9:6-7)”

Our future is found in the uncompromising promises of Almighty God and in His Son the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Cor.1:30).

As children of Almighty God (John 1:12, Rom. 8:14,16, Gal. 3:26, 1 John 3:1,2), we can REJOICE not only that our transgressions against Almighty God's  ETERNAL absolutes of RIGHTEOUSNESS have been pardoned and removed (1 John 2:2), but also in the future blessings and promises that are yet to come! The of redemption of our vile bodies (1 Cor. 1:30, 15:42-58), the coming Kingdom of Heaven (Zech. 14:9-21, Matt. 25:34) and ETERNITY future (Rev. 21-22).
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My dearly beloved of the Lord, this Christmas as we reflect on the absolute wonderment of the incarnation of God the Son (John 1:14, 1 Tim. 3:16, Heb. 10:1-14), may we also greatly REJOICE knowing that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand! My beloved our future has only just begun!!

We here at the Ignorant Fishermen Blog wish each one of you ALL of Almighty God's HIGHEST and BEST (God's perfect will) and a blessed biblical Christmas!

The Kingdom of Heaven truly is at hand!

The Ignorant Fishermen


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Sunday, December 24, 2017

John 3:16 Christmas Song

 John 3:16 Christmas Song - link



The Christmas Reality in Light of Today's Crises



















In light of today's many different faceted trials and plagues that are effecting our society and country's well being, may we tune into the reality of the glorious Christmas message that Almighty God has given to all people!

This Christmas Season, remember the REALITY of Christmas! A Savior was born, for you and for me! (
Luke 2:1-20, Matt 1:18-25, 2:1-15, John 1:14)
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A Savior was born, for you and for me!

The TRUE GIFT of Christmas is that Almighty God has provided a Savior to deliver Adam's fallen race from their
sins (i.e., the transgressions against Almighty God's ETERNAL righteous standards).
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Do you believe? Do you really believe? Or do you just celebrate a "Traditional Christmas".

What better way of celebrating this Christmas Season than to know the Savior of Christmas and the reality of the season.
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"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)

God's Christmas Gift

This Christmas, may your heart be open to receive the GIFT of the Lord Jesus Christ and to enjoy the reality of the season. A Savior was born and GIVEN to meet our deepest needs, here in Time and for Eternity.
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Rejoice in the reality! Rejoice in the goodness of Almighty God! Rejoice that our sins can be forgiven! Rejoice that Almighty God has a great plan, purpose and future for our lives here in Time and for Eternity! All because a Savior was born! There is great hope! There is great expectancy! Believe and Receive this Christmas! (John 1:12)

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! (Phil 4:4)

May you have a Very Merry Reality Christmas this year!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
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DJP I.F

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The PERFECT EGG in the Manger

Only in the Messiah of Israel is found the RIGHTEOUSNESS that we so desperately need to enter into Almighty God’s Holy and Perfect Heaven. That is what is so wonderful about the Christmas message! Almighty God provided a PERFECT body for His Son to dwell and make atonement for the sins of the world (Matt. 1:20-21, Luke 1:30-35, John 1:14, Heb. 10:5, 1 Peter 1:19)!
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 That is what is so wonderful about the Christmas message! Almighty God provided a PERFECT body for His Son to dwell and make atonement for the sins of the world!
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We can NEVER enter into Almighty God's holy RIGHTEOUS Heaven without the PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS of the Savior. The PERFECT LAMB for the world was born in Bethlehem of Judea 2000 years ago to be the Savior of the world! It is ONLY through God’s Son that we have forgiveness of sins and fellowship with God the Father (John 3:16-17, 1 John 4:10). It is in Christ alone that we have true son-ship and forgiveness for sins (John 1:12; Gal. 3:26) and citizenship (Eph. 2:19; Philip. 3:20) in Almighty God’s glorious RIGHTEOUS Heaven FOREVER (Rev 22:5). No wonder the angels GREATLY REJOICED with astonishment beyond all wonder at the birth of Jesus (Luke 2:10-14)!!

No wonder the angels GREATLY REJOICED with astonishment beyond all wonder!!

No Flesh (man's fallen lawless nature) shall EVER glory in His presence (Rom. 7). "But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption" (1 Cor. 1:29-30). Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior? It is ONLY through the Messiah of Israel who was born 2000 years ago that we have access into the RIGHTEOUS presence of Almighty God and gain valid citizenship into His RIGHTEOUS Heaven. My friend in these very trying days be sure that you are trusting in Almighty God’s Son as ONLY taught in the Holy Scriptures for your ETERNAL destiny depends on it (John 3:36, Acts 4:12). This Christmas - if you have not already done so- be sure that you place your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ today. You will NEVER be the same!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

A Christmas REALITY - Mary Needed a Savior!

Just a thought this Christmas season. One of the greatest myths in all of Christendom is that Mary (Miriam) - the young Jewish girl of king David's line - who gave birth to the Savior of the world was sinless. I myself was taught this as a boy in the Catholic church and it wasn't till I was born again and started reading the Holy Scriptures for myself that I saw the true folly of such a myth. My dear friends, no greater lie could ever be told or fantasy ever believed! When this lie is embraced it derails the total ETERNAL movement of Almighty God and seeks to make the temporal, fallen and mortal the ETERNAL, RIGHTEOUS and DIVINE (Rom. 10:4). Mary herself testified that she rejoiced in Almighty God her Savior and one does not need a Savior if one is not a sinner (Rom. 3:23, 6:23, 10:2-4, Acts 4:12)! If we let the Holy Scriptures of Almighty God and Mary's own personal testimony speak to us then this great fantasy of many can NEVER stand.
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Mary herself testified that she rejoiced in Almighty God her Savior and one does not need a Savior if one is not a sinner.
And Mary herself said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the low estate (to look with pity on her vile condition) of his handmaiden (slave): for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation (St. Luke 1:45-49).

Also the Holy Scriptures tell us that Mary offered a burnt offering and a sin offering for an atonement after her purification (Leviticus 12:1-8). If Mary was not a fallen daughter fallen of Adam she would not have needed to offer an offering of sin.  

And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;) And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons (St. Luke 2:22-24).

My dear friends, if you are one who holds to the teaching of the Catholic church on Mary of Nazareth I would like to challenge you to believe Almighty God's Word and receive the biblical position of Mary and that of salvation (John 1:12, Acts 16:28-30, Romans 6:23, 10:2-4, 1 John 5:13). Mary the young maiden - by faith - trusted in Almighty God for her ETERNAL salvation as a young girl before her angelic visitation and little did she know that she would be the vessel of Almighty God to bring forth the perfect body for her Lamb and propitiation of her soul (John 1:29, John 3:16-17, 36, Rom. 10:2-4, 1 John 2:2, 4:10).

Mary the young maiden - by faith - trusted in Almighty God for her ETERNAL salvation as a young girl before her angelic visitation and little did she know that she would be the vessel of Almighty God to bring forth the perfect body for her Lamb and propitiation of her soul.

The first Christmas two thousand years ago - the young Jewish girl of the tribe of Judea - Mary; was trying to comprehend and take in the wonders of the last nine months (Matt. 1, Luke 2:24-80). Mary was highly favored above all women and was given the Divine assignment to prepare the body for the ETERNAL Spirit of the Son of Almighty God (Isa. 9:6-7, Micah 5:2, John 1:12, Heb. 10). The true servants heart and faith of Mary is to be greatly commended and her exampled followed; but when individuals seek to change her testimony and her witness to fantastic fables they do her and her ETERNAL Savior a great disservice and dishonor.

Mary needed a Savior and believed as the Word of God clearly stated (Lev.). What about you? If Mary was her today she would point you to her God and Savior, the Lord Jesus Messiah to save your soul and give you ETERNAL LIFE (John 3:16-17). What will you do? Will you listen to Biblical Mary or traditional Mary?

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

So This Is X-mas/John Lennon - A Biblical Perspective



















Dear friends, I grew up in the world for 24 years before I came to Christ, so I know its thinking and ways because I once lived it and walked its course (Eph. 2:1-14). As I was at work today, they were playing the world's Christmas carols which have a secular and demonic mood to it of utopia through relativism and bankrupt human love; which excludes RIGHTEOUSNESS and Almighty God man's ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator (Rom. 1:18-32). One song that was played today was John Lennon's, So This Is X-mas (War is Over). I had to laugh as I listened to the words and praised the Lord from what He saved me from! This John Lennon song is a total swipe and dig at the TRUE biblical Christmas message and the rejection there of. Mr. "Peace" (John Lennon himself), seeks to encourage all through moral relativism and lawlessness to seek world peace, to end war and "love" one another as fallen humanity (Isa. 48:22; 49:1; 57:21, Rom. 3, Jude 1:10). Hey world, how has that idiocy worked out for humanity since the fall (Psalm 14, Rom. 3, James 4:1-4)? Think I'm being intolerant and cruel? My dear friends, I use to think just like that; for John Lennon was a hero of mine in the days of my vanity. That demonic mindset is a TOTAL DELUSION and how mankind loves to drink it in, especially during the Christmas holiday season! Satan's subtle counter Christmas message is alive in well on planet earth and because of global unbelief, it is received yearly. Tragically, as John Lennon goes, he is probably the world's leading musician advocate for "peace"; however, in the reprobate world of John Lennon, he NEVER found "peace" in this world and in the end was murdered by one of his fans.

 This song is a total swipe and dig at the TRUE biblical Christmas message and the rejection there of. Lennon seeks to encourage all through moral relativism and lawlessness to seek world peace, to end war and "love" one another as fallen humanity.

There is absolutely no way that TRUE PEACE and PERFECT HARMONY can EVER be brought about WITHOUT the ETERNAL established RIGHTEOUSNESS of ALMIGHTY GOD (Isa. 32:17, 48:18,22). Almighty God’s whole ETERNITY and physical universe were established based on the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS PERSON of the TRIUNE GOD! How deceived are we as humans and totally delusional to think that we as Adam’s fallen race could establish a PERFECT world and enter into ETERNITY without the required RIGHTEOUSNESS that Almighty God demands (1 Cor. 6:8-11, Gal. 5:19-21, Rev. 21:8, 22:14-15).We are a smashed glass or broken egg with absolutely no way our repairing ourselves. 6000 years of human history testifies to the fact that we are a violent and lawless race with death as our future and destiny (Rom. 3:23) and on our way to total destruction. If it had not been for Almighty God’s outside intervention holding back the full accumulation of violence of mankind we would have been extinct a long time ago  (Matt. 24:21-22, 2 Thess. 2:6-8). Isn’t it amazing that as American’s listen to our leaders in Washington D.C., the media (conservative and liberal), Hollywood and the music culture and industry preach utopian ideals unto them that the majority of the world sincerely believe that lie from hell, which is if we just keep working at “peace” (give peace a chance) that we will one day finally achieve it.

How deceived are we as humans and totally delusional to think that we as Adam’s fallen race could establish a PERFECT world and enter into ETERNITY without the required RIGHTEOUSNESS that Almighty God demands.

My friend, let's wake up and get real! There is NO WAY that a smashed egg can EVER again be put perfectly back together and there is NO WAY that this broken world can EVER fix itself. This vain utopian pursuit is the ultimate delusional chasing of the devil’s cattle. At the end of this vain delusional chase, the world will tragically finally find out the REALITIES of time and ETERNITY that they have REJECTED their whole lives (Luke 16:22-31, Heb. 9:27, Rev. 20:11-15). It will be in that Day that these will be fully AWAKENED from their self-induced godless hypnotic delusion and will FULLY understand that their lawless self-willed existence here in time has led them straight into the slaughter house of the ETERNAL Divine Judgment and wrath of Almighty God (Rom. 1:18-32, 2 Thess. 2; 8-12, Rev.20:11-15).

 He sent His Son 2000 years ago born of a virgin so you might LIVE FOREVER with Him and to enjoy Him in RIGHTEOUS PERFECTION and BLISS FOREVERMORE!

My dear friend this is not Almighty God’s desire for you, to die in your transgressions. He sent His Son 2000 years ago born of a virgin so you might LIVE FOREVER with Him and to enjoy Him in RIGHTEOUS PERFECTION and BLISS FOREVERMORE (1 Cor. 2:9, Rev 21-22:1-5)! This was Almighty God’s grand desire at the beginning of creation for mankind not what man has horrifically reaped upon himself. We as a world do not know divine PEACE let alone the temporal peace that fallen man can barely manufacture (Isa. 32:17, 48:18, 22, 53, John 1:10-11, Rom. 3, Rev.6-16).

A Savior was born and is soon coming again in great glory to establish His 1000 year reign of PEACE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS!

This season may we truly - with all our being - want to know, possess and exercise the wondrous peace of Almighty God which He has brought to us by the shed blood of His dear Son (Eph. 2:14). As we walk in time may we seek to enjoy our redemptive benefits which have been given to us by our God and Savior (Eph. 1:3, 2:1-19, Phil. 4:17, Col. 3:1-4) and the heavenly peace of heart that comes with the fact and reality that our sins and trespasses are removed FOREVER (Psalm 103:12, Rom. 7:24-25, 10:4, Gal 1:4). That my friends is what “peace on earth is all about! Rejoice GREATLY (Phil. 4:4)! A Savior was born and is soon coming again in great glory to establish His 1000 year reign of PEACE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS (Isa. 2:1-4, 9:6-7, 11:1-9, 32:1 Jer. 23:5, 33:15-16, Dan. 2:44-45, 7:7:13-14, Micah 4:1-4)!!!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

A Very Personal Christmas Message From Almighty God - Christmas Is For You! Yes, You!

My dear friends, we live today in Satan's EXPONENTIAL technological age where moral relativism dominates and where social media distributes its poison 24/7/365 to the masses. So when Americans think of Christmas today they are brainwashed and drunken with Satan's destroying poison and have many subjective relativistic views on its meaning which are not TRUE and are full of DEATH and DELUSION (Prov. 12:15, 14:12, 16:25, 2 Cor. 13:55). The birth of Jesus Christ is ABSOLUTE, TRUTH, REALITY and SURE! You can think whatever you want about it, twist it whatever which way you want, slander it whichever which way you want, disregarding it whichever way you want to but you can NEVER, EVER, FOREVER change the REALITY and TRUTH that Almighty God - creation's ETERNAL Creator - so loved the world that He gave His ONLY begotten Son as its Savior and propitiation (John 3:16-17, 1 John 4:10).

That is what the word, "whosoever" means from John 3:16! It is the personal choice of an individual to make a very personal and individual decision on their ETERNAL destiny with their RIGHTEOUS Creator.

The REALITY of it ALL is that Christmas is for Adam's fallen race and that Christmas is for "whosoevers" and that Christmas - to make it VERY personal - is for you! Yes, you! The Christmas message is a very personal one (John 1:12; 3:16-17). If you my dear friend were the only human on planet earth Almighty God would have sent His precious RIGHTEOUS Son to die in your place for your transgressions and rise again from the grave for your justification (Isa. 53, Rom. 4:25, Gal. 1:4, Heb. 10, 1 Peter 3:18, Rev. 1:5). That is what the word, "whosoever" means from John 3:16! It is the personal choice of an individual to make a very personal and individual decision about their ETERNAL destiny with their RIGHTEOUS Creator (John 1:12, 3:16-17, Acts 4:12, Rom. 10:2-4).

 The very meaning of the Name "Jesus" means; Yahwey IS Salvation! The very gift from Almighty God for you is His ETERNAL Person which is found in His precious Son.

This Christmas may you be biblically objective and see from Almighty God's precious Word the REALITY and TRUE meaning of Christmas and the unspeakable gift Almighty God your ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator has for you in the babe of Bethlehem (Isa. 53, Micah 5:2, Matt. 1:21, 2 Cor. 9:15). The very meaning of the Name "Jesus" means; Yahwey IS Salvation! The very gift from Almighty God for you is His ETERNAL Person which is found in His precious Son (Isa. 7:14, Matt. 1:21-23, John 1:1-4, Heb. 1:2-3; 10). If you know not the Lord Jesus Messiah as your personal Savior there is no better time than this Christmas season to receive Him into your heart (John 1:12)! There was no room at the inn for Jesus to be born and I pray the inn of your heart does not have a "no vacancy" sign in its window too! May you choose Jesus as your own and receive God's most precious Gift for yourself, His beloved Son!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

O Come, All Ye Faithful!

The Greatest Gift Ever Given!























The Greatest Gift that gives the REASON for the SEASON is found in the Person of Christ, the Word become Flesh (John 1:1,2,14)

God’s giving is clearly stated in His Word. Consider John 3:16.

FOR GOD - the greatest Giver

SO LOVED - the greatest degree

THE WORLD - the greatest company

THAT HE GAVE - the greatest sacrifice

HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON - THE GREATEST GIFT

THAT WHOSOEVER - the greatest opportunity

BELIEVETH - the greatest simplicity

IN HIM - the greatest attraction

SHOULD NOT PERISH - the greatest promise

BUT - the greatest difference

HAVE the greatest certainty
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EVERLASTING LIFE - the greatest possession

Have you received the greatest Christmas gift?

"But as many as received Him (the Lord Jesus), to them gave He the power to become the children of God, even to them that believe on His Name" (John 1:12)

"Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift" (2 Corinthians 9:15)



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A Most Amazing Prophecy!


A Most Amazing Prophecy

Micah 5:2; Matthew 2:1-6

Micah the prophet foretold that the Messiah, the ETERNAL One, would come forth from Bethlehem (Micah 5:2). Why is this prophecy so amazing?

1.) It is amazing because of the long time span between the prophecy and its fulfillment. Micah penned these words about 700 years before Christ was born. He was guided by the God who knows the end from the beginning. This is comparable to someone living 175 years before Christopher Columbus predicting that President Donald Trump would be born in Queens, New York. Incredible!

2.) It is amazing because of the great odds against choosing the correct birth town. Bethlehem was an insignificant shepherding village, just one town out of thousands in the Holy Land, and yet Micah pinpointed the exact birthplace.

3.) It is amazing because of what had to happen in order for Christ to be born in Bethlehem. Mary and Joseph did not live in Bethlehem, but in Nazareth. To get them to the right place at the right time required nothing less than a decree from the Roman Emperor, resulting in Joseph traveling to his ancestral town (Luke 2:1-4).

4.) It is amazing because it is so simple to understand. There is nothing complicated about this prophecy. Seven hundred years after the prophecy was given certain Hebrew chief priests and scribes were asked where the Messiah would be born (Matt. 2:4-6). Even though these men were unbelieving, yet they knew the correct answer based on Micah’s simple and clear prophecy.

5.) It is amazing because it is so ignored today. Jewish scholars rarely speak of Micah’s stunning prophecy, nor does it receive much attention from the Gentile world. This spectacular prophecy gives undeniable evidence of the divine inspiration of the Scriptures, and yet it is largely ignored by an unbelieving world. Yet to us, “This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes” (Psalm 118:23).

GWZ I.F.

Monday, December 18, 2017

America's ONLY Hope in These Last Days - The Lord Jesus Messiah!















What more does one have to read to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we (America) are at the end nationally and globally (Matt. 24, 2 Thess. 2:10-12, Rev 6-16)! When the world’s only nation - at present - which was founded on the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God, has rejected and turned their back on Almighty God and His moral absolutes, what hope is there – not just for the U.S. but for the world?

In these last days - as this world and our nation are spiraling frantically out of control at EXPONENTIAL levels never achieved before, there is a sound reality and great hope to all who call upon the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and Deliverer (John 1:12; Acts 16:28-31).

We as a nation, have been reduced to an oppressed decadent culture and social order. May those - who so desire - look unto the Lord for His stability and confidence in these last days (Isa. 26:3, John 14:27). My dear friends, Rush Limbaugh, Donald Trump, Michael Savage, Hillary Clinton and  Barack Obama could NEVER in FOREVER offer that ETERNAL stability to any U.S. citizen
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God’s Word states that it is the Lord Jesus Messiah alone that saves!

Almighty God’s Word states over abundantly and emphatically that it is Jesus ALONE that saves! It is the Lord Jesus Messiah ALONE that delivers! (John 3:16-17, 14:6, Acts 4:12, 16:29-31)

If you are one who finds yourself today being addicted and dominated by this unbridled decadent spirit and the spirit of fear and unease, may you call with all your heart soul and mind to Almighty God for His deliverance and stability! He will ABSOLUTELY deliver you and set you free and you will NEVER be the same (John 8:32, 36, 2 Cor. 5:17-21)! That is the God honest truth my beloved. Have faith in God and BELIEVE!
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He will deliver you and set you free and you will NEVER be the same!

My dear friend, do YOU personally know the Lord Jesus Christ as your  Savior? There is great pardon and forgiveness to all that call upon His name (Eph. 2:1-10, 2 Cor. 5:17-21)! As the Day of the Lord approaches ever more closely and man’s plague laden remedies fail to contain the EXPONENTIAL fiscal and social damage and consequences unleashed today by man’s lawless addictions to the demons released from Pandora’s Box, May Almighty God be your refuge and strength in these last days! The Messiah (Christ) of Almighty God is America's inhabitants ONLY HOPE in these very turbulent days before the Day of the Lord FULLY arrives (Rev. 6-19).

Truly, the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
DJP I.F


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Sunday, December 17, 2017

I Wonder as I Wander

Have You Been to the Manger?

My dear friend, may I ask you this very personal question since we are in the “Christmas” season? Do you truly comprehend and believe the biblical message of ETERNAL salvation put forth by Almighty God in His infallible Word? Do you fully comprehend without a shadow of a doubt that your ABSOLUTE GREATEST NEED is to be delivered from your fallen humanity and the wrath of your Creator (John 3:36, 1 John 5:12)? My friend are you fully prepared for your ETERNAL abode? Do you have the ABSOLUTE PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS required by Almighty God (Rom. 3:23, 6:23, 10:2-4)? My friend, no one does and that is why we need Almighty God's Savior so desperately!

This child would - by the shedding of His RIGHTEOUS BLOOD one day - make FULL ATONEMENT for all who would place their absolute trust in Him and that He would be satisfying propitiation that would make peace on earth.

No wonder the angelic multitude on that night 2000 years ago rejoiced with EXCEEDINGLY GREAT JOY, for they FULLY understood what this lost world did not. For what sin had destroyed, Almighty God was seeking to redeem. This child would - by the shedding of His RIGHTEOUS BLOOD one day - make FULL ATONEMENT for all who would place their absolute trust in Him and that He would be the satisfying propitiation that would bring TRUE peace to the earth earth (1 John 2:2). Indeed Almighty God’s RIGHTEOUS intentions and good will towards mankind were expressed in the sending of His precious Son (John 3:16-17). Oh beloved, that is what Christmas is about!!

Have you given heed to the glorious angelic message of old as the shepherds that night did 2000 years ago?
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A Savior was born! Do you personally know Him? That is your own personal choice to make. Have you given heed to the glorious angelic message of old as the shepherds that night did 2000 years ago (Luke 2:9-12)? All who hear God's proclamation and obey it will find Him will (Luke 2:15-18). May it be so that you choose to receive the LOVE of Almighty God which is His dear Son who is the greatest gift this Christmas season and every season! Place your trust in Him today, you will NEVER EVER be the same!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.


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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Happy Holidays in Place Of Christmas

We hear it so often around this time of year: "Happy Holiday!" "Season’s Greeting!" Everyone seems to be in the mood for some kind of festive celebration.

Exactly what is the holiday that we are celebrating? Are we allowed to say it? Is it a forbidden word? Are we afraid to say it? Will people be offended if we actually tell them what the holiday is?

What ever happened to Christmas? What ever happened to the Christ of Christmas? Long ago there was no room in the inn. Is there any room for Him in today’s celebration? Are little children ever told about Him?

What ever happened to the birth of the Saviour? Should it even be mentioned? Was it a significant event? Has it been a giant mistake that all of our calendars mark His birth as the starting point, and that His birth divides all of this world’s history into B.C. (before Christ) and A.D. (anno Domini, in the year of the Lord)?

In the past we were concerned about the secularization of the Christmas holiday and we urged people to keep Christ in Christmas. Now it seems we have even lost Christmas! Look at the decorations people put up on their lawns: blown up snowmen, beautifully lighted reindeer that sometime move back and forth,
Santa Claus in all kinds of shapes and sizes, etc. If an alien from outer space were to visit earth at this season of the year and look at the holiday preparations and decorations, would he have any idea what Christmas is all about? (Not that I am a believer in alien visitations).

We observe a holiday at the beginning of every year and people don’t seem to be ashamed of it. They say, "Happy New Year!" They don’t say, "Happy Holiday!" They understand exactly what the holiday is all about and they have no problem celebrating the coming of a new year. Why are we embarrassed to celebrate the coming of the Saviour into the world? "This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" (1 Timothy 1:15).
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If an alien from outer space were to visit earth at this season of the year and look at the holiday preparations and decorations, would he have any idea what Christmas is all about?

One might object: "If we make too much of Christmas we might offend our Jewish friends and we might offend the Muslims and we might offend the atheists." When our Jewish friends celebrate Hanukkah, for example, they are celebrating their deliverance from a brutal tyrant, King Antiochus Epiphanes, in 164 B.C. They have every right to celebrate this remarkable event and the courage of Judah the Maccabee and other heroes of that day. Indeed, most of the Jewish holy days (Passover, Day of Atonement, etc.) have their basis in the Bible and are highly instructive.

Muslims observe their holy days and are neither ashamed of them nor embarrassed by them. In our country they have a right to do so, and that right should be respected (even though in Muslim countries where religious freedom is unheard of, such rights are rarely if ever given to Christians). Do not Christians have a right to celebrate the birth of the Saviour, the time when God became a man? Or should we only do so secretly, behind closed doors, without anyone finding out what it is or WHO IT IS we are celebrating?

Atheists don’t have any holidays to celebrate their unbelief. There is little motivation to hold festivities in honor of a world view in which man finds himself in the middle of a universe governed by blind chance, having evolved as a freak accident of nature, facing a future without any rhyme, reason, or purpose, and headed for a death that ends all.

Should we give up Christmas and abandon it as a holy day? After all, no one wants to mention it anymore, and it seems to have evolved into a meaningless, festive, gift-giving occasion apart from any spiritual significance.

I don’t know about you, but as for me, I refuse to give it up. If the God of the entire universe, the Maker of heaven and earth, decided to pay a visit to this earth, then that event is highly significant and worthy of at least a yearly remembrance and thankful celebration. "And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world" (1 John 4:14).

Here is the Christmas story according to John, a man who knew Jesus Christ very well: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made...And the Word was made (became) flesh and dwelt among us" (John 1:1-3,14).
John also makes very clear the reason God came to earth as Man. He came on a saving mission: "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).

Why was the incarnation so important? Why did God have to become a man? In order to save sinful men, God would have to die for sinful men. But God cannot die. Therefore God would have to become a man in order to be able to save mankind. This was made possible through the miracle of the virgin birth. Although God could not die, the God-Man (the Lord Jesus Christ) could die and did die for our sins: "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on Him (the Messiah) the iniquity of us all" (Isaiah 53:6). "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).

On that first Christmas night, the angel announced the good news which summarizes the true meaning of Christmas: "And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:10-11). If it really is good news for all people, why should we be ashamed of it? The Saviour’s entrance into this world should be shouted from the housetops!

The Saviour has been born! He died as the sinner’s Substitute and He rose again to provide eternal life for all who believe in Him. Do you know Him as your personal Saviour? "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). Jesus said, "Him that cometh to Me I will I will in no wise cast out" (John 6:35).

"But these [things] are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have LIFE through His Name" (John 20:31).

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

GZ I.F

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Simeon Was Waiting! How About You?



















Dear friends, two thousand years ago, Simeon was "waiting" for His Savior's first advent (Luke 2:25)! This same word "waiting" is used in (Titus 2:13), Looking" for the blessed hope!

Simeon was "waiting" with all eager anticipation and expectancy, "looking" for the Messiah to come, longing for the Messiah to come, eagerly expecting His first coming! Oh dear friends, how many believers in this same Jesus today look with all eager anticipation and expectancy like Simeon did 2000 years ago, not for  Messiah's first coming but for His return for His Body in the clouds? Tragically, not too many.

Simeon was "waiting" with all eager anticipation and expectancy, "looking" for the Messiah to come, longing for the Messiah to come, eagerly expecting His first coming!

Simeon knew that Messiah's first coming would be soon for two simple reasons. Firstly, Simeon studied the Holy Scriptures and knew from the Daniel 9:24-26 prophecy that the Messiah would present Himself to Israel around 30 A.D.,  plus or minus a few years (he didn’t measure time by B.C. or A.D. back then) and knew that Messiah would be cut off for his (Simeon's) sins and for the sins of the whole world (Isa. 53, John 3:16-17). My friends, now add 483 years (69 weeks) to 445 B.C. (the command to rebuild the temple in Nehemiah’s day) and that will bring you approximately to 30 A.D. This amazing prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus Messiah presented Himself as the King to Israel on Palm Sunday, the Sunday before the Passover (Matt. 2:1-11).

He was given a personal prophecy by the Holy Spirit that he would SEE the Messiah his Lamb and ETERNAL Atonement before he would see death!
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Simeon had the sure Word of Almighty God and the Daniel 9:24-26 prophecy to go by in his very trying day, but he also had a very personal prophecy which made the coming of the Messiah even more imminent. He was given in verse 26 a personal prophecy by the Holy Spirit that he would SEE the Messiah, his Lamb and ETERNAL Atonement (Isa 53, Dan. 9:26, 1 John 2:2, 4:10) before he would see death (Isa. 53, Dan. 9:26, Rom. 6:23)! Simeon at this time was an old man and he knew that this event (the seeing of the Consolation of Israel; his Messiah) would be very soon! Oh what great expectation and joy filled Simeon's heart at this time when he was at the end of his life and lived in the days of Roman oppression. Simeon would personally see face to face his Consolation and Savior, who was his EXCEEDINGLY GREAT joy, hope and expectation (Psalm 62:5, 130:5)!

The godly Jews were looking for a Messiah who would bring comfort to Israel. They were looking for a Comforter, One who could help them in their time of distress.

Now, I’m interested in the title Simeon uses for the Messiah here, “the Consolation of Israel.” The word “consolation” means comfort. It is used in 2 Cor. 1:3, referencing the God of ALL comfort! This word is used in Rom. 15:4-5, which speaks of the comfort the Holy Scriptures (Almighty God's precious Word) bring to the believing heart! This word is used also in Hebrews 6:18, to encourage the believing heart of Almighty God's two unchangeable TRUTHS, which brings ETERNAL HOPE to the child of God in this very changeable world! Lastly, there is also a closely related word in the Greek, which is used of the Holy Spirit's ministry to us as the Comforter!

Simeon and Anna and a very small remnant of godly Jews were looking for the Messiah with GREAT EXPECTATION to bring comfort to them and to the people of Israel (Luke 1-2). These were looking for a Comforter, One who could help them in their time of distress and present dark days and in their weakness they found great comfort in Almighty God and His promise of Almighty God's coming Messiah! Why was unbelieving Israel and a small remnant of believing Israelis to expect a Comforter from the Lord? Dear friends, the Holy Scriptures tell us why and gave them GREAT COMFORT that Almighty God did not forget them or abandon them! Isa. 40:1; 49:13; 52:9; 61:1-2; 66:13.

Now the day finally came when Simeon's faith became sight as he was led by the Holy Spirit to the Comforter of Israel, the Messiah, his salvation/deliverance (Luke 2:26-35)! Simeon then held his Lamb and promise One in his arms and was greatly comforted and exceedingly filled with great joy and praise! The fulfillment of God's promise to him greatly strengthened his being and he was now ready to die knowing that his salvation and Almighty God's promise (Jesus - Matt. 1:21) was now in His arms (Psalm 110:1, Isa 53, Dan. 9:26)!

Our Day

Now to our dispensation my dear friends, the Messiah of Israel is also the Comforter of the Church (the Body of Messiah)! John 14:16-18

In v.16, Jesus Messiah said He would send another Comforter, another of the same kind, another just like Himself. In one sense, Jesus Messiah was the first Comforter and the Holy Spirit our second Comforter!

In v.18 Jesus states that He will not leave us comfortless; He will not leave us without a Comforter! Literally the word “comfortless” means “orphans”. Jesus would NOT leave them and us as orphans (as those who were utterly helpless and destitute).  

The last phrase in v.18, Jesus stated, “I will come to you” and this could be understood in one of three ways, all of which are very true!

Firstly, Jesus would come to His disciples after His resurrection in various resurrection appearances. This is not likely the meaning, “I will come to you” because the context speaks of Him going away, going back to be with the Father. The focus here is upon Pentecost (Acts 1, 2), not upon His post-resurrection appearances.

Secondly, Jesus would have means that He would come to them in the Person of God the Holy Spirit since the Holy Spirit's ministry is to EXALT the Lord Jesus Messiah (John 16:13-14) and this visitation of the Savior fits this context found in (v.17).

Thirdly, even though the risen Jesus would go back to His Father and be seated at His right hand (Psalm 110:1, Heb.1:1-3, 10:1-12), yet at the same time Jesus would also be with them and working with them! Dear friends, see Mark 16:19-20 where Jesus is ascended to the right hand of the Father (Psalm 110:1), yet at the same time He was “working with” the disciples on earth. Also compare this text to (Matt. 28:20), His promise in this text, “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the age” !

Beloved, now hear this glorious and wondrous ETERNAL TRUTH and leap for great joy!! The Church (the body of Messiah) actually has three ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Comforters: 1.) God the Father (God of all comfort - 2 Cor. 1:3)   2.) God the Son (the word Advocate in 1 John 2:1 is this same word “Comforter”). This word means someone who is called alongside to help and bring aid. In 1 John 2:1 this word refers to a Helper in court, or a defense attorney) 3.) God the Holy Spirit is also our Comforter, the One we most often identify with that term Comforter (John 14:16-17).

Dearly beloved of God, Almighty God has NOT left us comfortless or orphans in such days (2 Cor. 1:3-7)! He is the Consolation of Israel and the Consolation of the Church (the Body of the Messiah)!  May each of us say with a pure heart, “He is the Consolation of my heart! Oh how we are in desperate need of His daily comfort, help and encouragement.  He is my Consolation, for He is ETERNAL Consolation to ALL who put their trust in Him!”

Dear friends, are you as Simeon of old waiting for the Savior's return? Have you found GREAT consolation in the Son of God your Savior which is our ETERNAL Comforter! As we await for our Savior's return, may we find GREAT COMFORT in our God of ALL comfort by trusting in Him to outwork His wondrous will for our lives for His glory and honor till He comes! May it be so!



The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

GWZ I.F./ DJP I.F