Friday, March 30, 2018

Passover - The MESSIAH CUT OFF!!
















As Jesus (Yeshua - Yahwah IS Salvation/Deliverance) the Messiah entered into Jerusalem for the Passover of the Lord - which had been rendered useless and reduced to a mere traditional religious lifeless skeleton of a feast, renamed the Passover of the Jews (Lev. 23, Matt. 23: 13-15, John 2:13, 5:1, 13:1), all the air was abuzz with the news of Jesus of Nazareth (Matt. 21:8-11, Luke 19:37-40)!

As it were, Jesus had absolutely dominated the “news cycle” of His day for 3 ½ years! Jesus would have been constantly talked about in all of the newspapers and on all of the radio talk shows, blogs and main stream media outlets. Sadducees and Pharisees talk shows hosts would ignorantly miss represent Him to the kool aid drinking Israeli masses of conservatives and liberal Jews of Jesus day. His enemies would have be on 24/7 slandering campaigns to change and curb public opinion against Him. His WONDERFUL WORDS OF LIFE and ETERNAL REDEMPTION to a doomed and fallen world would have been called intolerant, hate speech, bigoted and satanic-phobia. There would have been constant polls questioning and asking, “Is Jesus the Messiah?” “Is He good for Israel?” “Do you believe that Jesus is God? etc. Religious and political hacks would have followed Him around Israel protesting, misrepresenting and misquoting His words, miracles and wonders to their godless doom! The oppositional government bureaucrats would have sought to limit where Jesus was to speak and sent their spies out to follow Him to gather incriminating evidence against Him. The unbelieving Israeli socialists would have wanted Jesus to run for leadership as a socialist “cradle to grave” provider of the people without ever addressing their ETERNAL needs. Conservatives would have wanted Jesus to run for office to instill a conservative utopia where the people can honor God according to their “OWN” conservative mindset while REJECTING Almighty God’s ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS provision for ETERNITY (Rom. 10:2-4). The poor would have wanted something for nothing and the rich low taxes to grow the economy and their “worldly” business.

Unbelief, is unbelief, is unbelief, is unbelief! If it quacks like an unbelieving duck, and walks like an unbelieving duck it is an unbelieving duck! It was so in Jesus Day and it is so in our day!

My friends NOTHING is EVER new under the sun! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING (Eccl. 1)! Whether conservative unbelief or liberal unbelief (politically or religiously), Unbelief, is unbelief, is unbelief, is unbelief! If it quacks like an unbelieving duck, and walks like an unbelieving duck, it is an unbelieving duck! It was so in Jesus day and it is so in our day! What is absolutely key to know the reality of what is going on in our world is that the master of this fallen and godless world of Jew and Gentiles has the same ol playbook but repackaged into whatever deception that is needed for the hour . Lucifer has - then and today - countless unbelieving godless demonic kool aid drinkers to do his will (1 Cor. 4:3-4, Eph 2:2-3) who (conservative, moderate and liberal) REJECT Almighty God’s saving grace which comes ONLY by His dear Son Jesus Messiah (John 3:16-21, 14:6, Acts 4:12). Conservative, Moderate, Liberal, Progressive etc… ALL are lost and ALL are fallen (Rom. 3:23, 5:12-21). Whatever part of the spectrum one might fall in we are all equally a broken egg who desperately need redemption and a PERFECT (a perfect egg) atoning propitiation (Rom. 3:23, 5:12-21, 1 John 4:10)! That my dear friend is the bottom line and is our greatest need for our temporal existence here in time today (Rom. 6:23).

Lucifer has - then and today - countless unbelieving godless demonic kool aid drinkers to do his will who (conservative, moderate and liberal) REJECT Almighty God’s saving grace which comes ONLY by His dear Son Jesus Messiah. Conservative, Moderate, Liberal, Progressive etc… ALL are lost and ALL are fallen.

So we can see that in Jesus day (2000years ago) the unbelieving mood was similar to our day. It was at that appointed time at the feast of Passover (Isa. 53:1-3, Dan. 9:26, Matt. 23:29-39, 27:25, John 11:47-53) - the sum of all Israel’s unbelief would climax by rejecting, crucifying and condemning their Messiah and ETERNAL Savior (Isa. 53:1-3, Zech. 13:6, John 3:36, Rom. 9-11). What is most astounding is that nation of Israel themselves would be the very vehicle to bring about the FULFILLMENT of this prophecy by Daniel by rejecting their Messiah and having Him put to a horrific death (CUT OFF)! It is by Isaiah’s and Daniel’s prophecy (by the Holy Spirit) some 500-700 years before this event that Almighty God would give His people a window into where their rebellion and continual unbelief would take them (Isa. 53, Dan. 9:26, Matt 27:25). The 70 Weeks of Daniel is given when Israel was in exile because of their gross transgression (Dan. 9). The 70 Weeks of Daniel was given to show what would transpire for the remainder of Israel’s history. It was a time line that takes Israel from the decree to rebuild Jerusalem to the institution of the Kingdom age under the most Holy (the resurrected Messiah - Psalm 110:1). It was a burning light to make plain what would be, but unbelief and biblical ignorance led to physical and spiritual destruction (Dan. 9:24-26, Matt 26-27, Mark 14-15, Luke 23-24, John 18-19).

Tragically and horrifically, the nation of Israel was absolutely oblivious to that Scripture text and to the exact date that was given by Almighty God of when Messiah would offer his Kingship to the nation of Israel (Dan. 9:24-26, Matt 26-27, Mark 14-15, Luke 23-24, John 18-19). What horrific event that would transpire after His entrance into Jerusalem at this Passover Feast would change the course of Israel for the next 2000 years (Lev. 26, Deut. 28-32, Ezek 39:26, Dan. 9:24-27, Matt. 23: 37-39, 27:23-25, Luke 19:41-45). It would be at THIS great Passover feast of “the Jews” in which 2.7 million pilgrims would fill the city of Jerusalem that the overwhelming majority of unbelieving Israelites would fulfill this Biblical prophecy and REJECT and CUT OFF their Messiah the Savior of the world (Isa. 53, Dan. 9:26)!

It is by Isaiah’s and Daniel’s prophecy (by the Holy Spirit) some 500-700 years before this event that Almighty God would give His people a window into where their rebellion and continual unbelief would take them.

Many Jews and Gentiles who were visiting from other lands had heard of Jesus fame. Multitudes had seen and heard John the Baptist and his proclamation, that Jesus, "IS the Lamb of God that takes away the transgressions of the world” (John 1:29). Multitudes there had been the recipients of Jesus’ healing miracles and had their temporal lives transformed and unshackled from the bondage of demonic oppression, physical infirmities and incurable diseases (Matt. 4:23-24, 19:21, Luke 5:15, Act 10:38). Multitudes had been fed by his provisional compassionate hand (Matt. 14:14-21). Multitudes have seen the signs and wonders that transcend the realms of this world (John 21:25). Multitudes had seen Jesus’ authority and power over Demons (fallen rebellious angels) and how they with horrific fear begged Him not to cast them into the abyss (Matt. 12:28, Mark 5:7, Luke 8:28, 10:17). They had heard His Words which sounded forth with DIVINE AUTHORITY in which the national religious leaders, elites and scholars could not contest against (Matt. 22, Luke 4:32-36). Multitudes heard Him state that He came to save and that the Kingdom of Heaven was at hand! (Matt. 4:17). Multitudes heard Him confront and rebuke the Jewish traditional laws and establishments created by the godless leadership of Israel and lorded their spiritual darkened oppression over the people by their delusional views of righteousness and deeds (Matt. 15:1-20, 23, Mark 8:15).

The 2.7 million Jewish pilgrims ignorantly welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem on that “Palm Sunday” with their unbelieving relativistic subjective thoughts of who Jesus was and in just a few days were fully persuaded by the Satanic leadership's spin machine to outright rejected Jesus Messiah.

Israel during THIS DAY, during THIS FEAST as foretold by the prophet Daniel, was to be FULLY ready to RECEIVE their King, their Messiah! and their God! as He entered the Jerusalem!  (Dan. 9:24-27). The 2.7 million Jewish pilgrims ignorantly welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem on that “Palm Sunday” with their unbelieving relativistic subjective thoughts of who Jesus was and in just a few days were fully persuaded by the Satanic leadership's spin machine to outright rejected Jesus Messiah and exchanged their King for a murdering insurrectionist (Matt. 27:20). Oh my beloved!! Be VERY AFRAID! We as a “Christian” nation here in America are no different! Before you point your finger at Israel’s overwhelming unbelief take a look in the mirror for yourself. We are also a nation that has CUT OFF Israel’s Messiah and have replaced Him with our “own” Christian traditions and rituals and are reaping the horrific consequences. We do not have to look very far to see that we as a nation whose inhabitants are from every corner of the world are just as unbelieving if not more so in light of the boundless accumulated biblical resources and teachings available in our day.

Tragically, the horrific after effects of this event has followed Israel these last 2000 years as Almighty God's Word stated they would.

Tragically, the horrific after effects of this event has followed Israel these last 2000 years as Almighty God's Word stated they would (Lev. 26, Deut. 28-32, Ezek 39:26, Dan. 9:24-27). It will be in the near future after horrific tribulation called, “the time of Jacob’s trouble – Jer. 30:4-7” that Israel will be pressed beyond all limits (Zech. 13:7-9, 14:1-4, Rev. 12:6-17). It will be near their end as the armies of the Anti Christ close in for the kill under Satan that the resurrected Messiah will come in GREAT POWER AND GLORY (Psalm 2, 110, Dan. 2:44, 7:13-14, Zech. 14:1-4)! It will be at this time that those who remain of the children of Israel will then connect the dots and weep and wail for their Messiah as if it was their only son (Zech. 12: 9-14, 13:1-2, Matt. 23:39, 26:64, Rev, 19:11-21)! Israel’s greatest time is yet to come with their Messiah (Isa. 2:1-4, 11, Jer. 30, Zech. 8), but till then it will be world oppression, hostility and persecution because they have rejected the Law of Moses and Almighty God’s messengers and Son (Lev. 26, Deut. 28-32, Ezek 39:26, Dan. 9:24-27, Matt. 23: 37-39, 27:23-25, Luke 19:41-45).

My dear Jewish and Gentile friends, the Messiah had to come to be our PROPITIATION and ATONING sacrifice to pay the ransom for our countless transgressions against the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS absolutes and Person of Almighty God (Isa. 53, 1 John 2:2, 4:10). In the rejection of the Messiah His murder and atoning death was used by Almighty God to DELIVER any who would trust in the Messiah’s Person and work of ETERNAL redemption (John 1:12, Acts 16:29-31, 1 Peter 3:18).

This Passover or Easter ask yourself this simple question in objective reality. How can I a transgressor of the RIGHTEOUS absolutes and ETERNAL laws of Almighty God EVER stand before Him in the Day of Judgment in my rags of filthy transgression (Isa. 6:1-7, Rom. 7:24-25, Rev. 20:11-15)? My dear friend you NEVER will! You need the RIGHTEOUS PROPITIATION that only Jesus Messiah offers and has provided for you at Calvary’s cross (Isa. 53). May that be your sincere desire! The blood of Almighty God’s Lamb – his dear Son is the Savior of the world!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.


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Thursday, March 29, 2018

The ETERNAL LORD of LIFE and the King of Fears

Death has always been the most misunderstood event in the world since Adam's fall (Gen. 3, Rom. 5:12-21). It is the KING of all fears and phobias and has been Satan's despotic fear-monger over the children of Adam since the fall (Job 2:4, Rom. 3:23, 7:24, 1 Cor. 15:25-26, Heb. 2:14-15). Death was conceived with Eve's first transgression and has reigned mercilessly with terror since the Garden of Eden. All of Adam's line since his fall have become mortal, fallen and because of transgressions subject to Death's power (Gen. 5, Rom. 3:23; 5:12-21, Heb. 2:13-15). Since the Tower of Babel countless godless philosophies and religions (spiritual philosophies) of fallen man have tried to explain the REALITY of death, tragically ALL of the world's unregenerate perceptions have been woefully inaccurate and ETERNALLY fatal (Prov. 14:12, Rom. 1:18-32). Civilizations since the Tower of Babel have given over their entire culture and societies to philosophies and superstitions that seek to answer the mystery of death and the afterlife and ALL have failed (Rev. 17:1-2). The biblical definition of death is the separation of the soul and spirit from the body (Eccl. 12:7, Matt. 27:50, Luke 23:46, Acts 7:59). The body, which is flesh, returns to the dust of the earth, while the soul and spirit of the person remain ETERNAL. The soul and spirit of an individual which has experienced death will either go to Sheol (the waiting place and abode of the lost dead until the Great White Throne judgment - Rev. 20:11-15) or into the presence of Almighty God (Luke 23:42-43, Acts 7:59, 2 Cor. 5:6-8).

 In the death of the lost, Almighty God summons that individual into the presence of ETERNITY to await His FULL and FINAL judgment at the GREAT WHITE THRONE.

It is in the death of the lost that Almighty God summons that individual into the presence of ETERNITY to await His FULL and FINAL judgment at the end of time called, the GREAT WHITE THRONE judgment (Eccl. 12:13-14, Matt. 12:36, John 3:36, Heb. 9:27, Rev. 20:11-15). In that Day, at the end of time, one will give a FULL account unto Jesus Christ - Almighty God's PERFECT RIGHTEOUS STANDARD - (Gen. 18:25, Acts 17:31, Rom. 10:2-4, 1 John 2:1, Rev. 20:11-15) according to ALL their works based on their failure and violation of Almighty God's ETERNAL spiritual and moral absolutes of time (Eccl. 12:13-14, Matt. 12:36, Rom. 3:23, 2 Thess. 1:8, Rev. 20:11-15). Dear friends, think on that ETERNALLY sobering REALITY for a moment if you can. We, apart from Almighty God's saving grace, WILL GIVE a FULL account to the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS One for ALL our life's thoughts and deeds. Even if a man lives a thousand years and then steps into ETERNITY in death, all his past will evaporate within a millisecond and he will be FULLY consumed with the ETERNAL present. All that that man brings with him into ETERNITY is his rebellion and defiant heart and a raised fist against His ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator. Who my dear friends can EVER stand in His RIGHTEOUS PRESENCE apart from Christ's saving grace? Oh, the HORRIFIC SOBERING REALITY OF ETERNITY without Almighty God's saving grace!! No wonder in that Day that NO ONE will say boo; for ALL will see PERFECTLY their EXPONENTIAL wretched estate before Almighty God's RIGHTEOUS ETERNAL PERSON and ALL will FULLY KNOW that they are RIGHTLY and JUSTLY condemned (Acts 17:31, 1 Peter 4:18, Phil. 2:9-11, Rev. 1:13-18; 20:11-15).

 One's death is the FINAL ETERNAL summons to stand before the ETERNAL Judge and to give a FULL account for his works done in time!

One's death will NEVER transpire without Almighty God allowing it to be in light of His all-knowing wisdom of His ETERNAL omniscient mind. One's death is the FINAL ETERNAL summons to appear and stand before the ETERNAL Judge of the world and to give a FULL account for his deeds done in the flesh here in time (Heb. 9:27). My friends, no matter how one's death occurs (peacefully, tragically, unexpectedly, violently etc...), the means thereof can NEVER be compared to the horrific REALITY of coming face to face with the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS presence of Almighty God. This "life" or earthly existence here in time is all about Adam's fallen race to individually make an ETERNAL choice; To choose a RIGHTEOUS ETERNAL existence with their Creator in RIGHTEOUSNESS, Peace and HARMONY (Rev. 21-22:1-5) or to follow one's own lawless will and Lucifer's LAWLESS rebellion against Almighty God's ETERNAL PERSON and His ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS ABSOLUTES  (Matt. 25: 41, John 8:44, Rom. 1:18-32, Rev. 20:11-15).

This life is all about mankind to individually make an ETERNAL choice; a RIGHTEOUS ETERNAL existence with their Creator in RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE and HARMONY or to follow one's  own lawless will and Lucifer's LAWLESS rebellion against Almighty God's and His ETERNAL  RIGHTEOUS ABSOLUTES.

Satan, the fallen angelic tyrant of Adam's fallen race holds the leash to man's greatest enemy and has used this dreaded consuming despot and monster to hold his power, terrorize and control mankind (Gen. 3, Job, 2:4, Prov. 27:20; 30:16, John 8:44, Rom. 5:12-21, Heb. 2:14-15)(Gen. 3, Rom. 5:12-21). Satan's desire is for fallen humanity to do his godless will and encourage humans to violate Almighty God's spiritual and moral laws (Eph. 2:1-2; 6:12, Rev. 12:9). In the end, the author of death himself will be subject to the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS judgment of Almighty God, where He will be tormented FOREVER and EVER by the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS of Almighty God and to be consumed FOREVER in the Lake of Fire's ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS flame (Deut. 4:24, Jer. 23:29, Matt. 3:12, Mark 9:43-45, Rev. 20:10).

In the end, the author of death himself will be subject to the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS judgment of Almighty God, where He will be tormented FOREVER and EVER by the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS of Almighty God!

My friends, there is ABSOLUTELY NO HOPE for this fallen world when it abandons their ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator and gives themselves over unto their own darkened reprobate mind; for in doing so they willingly have put their necks under Satan's demonic tyranny and death's dread and eventual sting (Isa. 5:20, Matt. 6:23, Rom. 1:18-32, Eph. 2:1-2). Yet millions upon millions that once have lived and those now who are presently living are exercising a vain existence here in time and rejecting the ETERNAL Holy Spirit's RIGHTEOUS ministry to call ALL to repent and be delivered from the wrath which is to come (John 3:16-17; 16:8-11, Acts 17:31)!

 My friends, there is ABSOLUTELY NO HOPE for this fallen world when it abandons their ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator and gives themselves over unto their own darkened reprobate mind.

Hear me my dear friends! Unbelief is unbelief, is unbelief, is unbelief whether you follow a self-created spiritual ideology (aka. a religion) or a secular political ideology or a lawless ideology or a conservative moral ideology or a traditional ideology etc... etc... For they ALL lie in gross darkness and in spiritual death apart from the RIGHTEOUS saving solution for Adam's fallen race FOUND ONLY in Almighty God's RIGHTEOUS PROPITIATION, Jesus Christ (John 11:25, Acts 4:12, Rom. 5:11-21; 10:4, 1 John 4:10)! For Jesus is the risen ETERNAL Lord and Prince of Life and Lucifer the unrighteous and his tool death have ZERO authority and power over His ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS PERSON (Isa. 9:6-7, Matt. 28:18, Luke 1:33, 1 Cor. 15:55-57, Phil. 2:1-11, Rev. 1:17-18; 5:11-14)! The Savior of Adam's fallen race and mankind's RIGHTEOUS PROPITIATION is found ONLY in the ETERNAL Person of the Son of God, Jesus Christ the Lord; and ALL fears and tyrants including Satan and Death themselves are subject to and powerless in His ETERNAL GLORY and LIGHT (Rev. 1:17-18)!

The Lord Jesus Christ gave His RIGHTEOUS LIFE to be their RIGHTEOUS propitiation and justification and to give unto them ETERNAL life so they may be restored and redeemed FOREVER to enjoy Almighty God in RIGHTEOUSNESS and in PEACE.

My dear friends, Almighty God saw Adam's fallen race's horrific need PERFECTLY; and from before the foundations of the earth has provided a PERFECT rescue boat, a PERFECT way out and a PERFECT arm of deliverance to all who call upon His Name from one's sin, Satan's tyranny and death's reign (Gen. 3, Psalm 55:16, Isa. 43:11, 45:21, John 1:12, Acts 4:12, 16:2-30, Rom. 10:10-13, 1 Cor. 15, Heb. 2:14-15, Rev. 3:20). Almighty God sent His Son into time to be born of a women, to live a PERFECT LIFE and to give His life for a ransom for the transgression of Adam's fallen race. The Lord Jesus Christ gave His RIGHTEOUS LIFE and shed His RIGHTEOUS blood to be  mankind's RIGHTEOUS propitiation and justification for ALL; and to give unto them ETERNAL life so they may be restored and redeemed FOREVER to enjoy Almighty God in RIGHTEOUSNESS and in PEACE (John 3:16-17, 1 Cor. 2:9,  Rev. 21-22:15).

Dear friend, do you know the Lord Jesus Christ? If not, we would love to show you why you NEED to know Him and how to know Him. This life here in time is ALL about knowing the ETERNAL LORD of LIFE. May you sincerely seek to know the One who loved you and gave Himself for you.

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.



ONLY in the Shed Blood of the Messiah!















Since the scattering at Babel, the nations of the world have all tried to come up with a human remedy to answer the haunting effects of guilt and ones transgressions against Almighty God (Rom 1:18-32). Transgressions are against Almighty God and His ETERNAL and moral absolutes and all must give an account to Him (Rev. 21:11-15). Almighty God has provided a Savior and a RIGHTEOUS remedy to redeem and cleanse man from ALL his transgression and that remedy is found in Jesus Christ (John 3:16-17, 1 John 2:2, 4:10). Listen to what the Word of Almighty God has to say about cleansing.
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The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world (John 1:19).
 
but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ (1 Peter 1:19).


The Blood of the Lamb (click on link for the ALL Bible verse which speak of Christ's precious blood)
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Nothing But The Blood of Jesus!

What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus; What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.Oh! precious is the flow, That makes me white as snow; No other fount I know, Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

For my pardon, this I see, Nothing but the blood of Jesus; For my cleansing this my plea, Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Nothing can for sin atone, Nothing but the blood of Jesus; Naught of good that I have done, Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

This is all my hope and peace, Nothing but the blood of Jesus; This is all my righteousness, Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Now by this I’ll overcome—Nothing but the blood of Jesus, Now by this I’ll reach my home—Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Glory! Glory! This I sing—Nothing but the blood of Jesus, All my praise for this I bring—Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

It is only with the blood of the Lamb that one can be cleanse. Do you know the Savior of the world? May it be that you surely do for then will your sins be washed white as snow (Isa. 1:18)


The Blood of the Lamb (click on link for ALL the Bible verses which speak of Christ's precious blood)

Do You Know the Lamb of God? (a short Bible study)

Sinners Welcome! (Related link)

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

What Man is This? Our Passover Lamb!




What Man is This? 

What man is this that hangs and dies, on Calvary’s cross is bleeding? Forsaken by a world of men, for their souls is pleading.

This, this is Christ the Lamb, the sinless One, the Son of Man Weep, weep for your sins, for you He gives His life.

Why does He go to Calvary, when He caused the lost and blind to see? Oh wretch for thee He takes your stead that you through Him may live!

Nails, thorns shall pierce Him through, the cross He bears, for me for you. It is finished is His cry! Redemption’s work is done.

In dark despair and hopelessness, Christ rose up from death’s dark abyss! Oh grave where is thy victory, oh death where is thy sting?

He is risen from the grave, to ransom you oh sinful slave!
Glory! Glory! Praise and laud, He lives FOREVERMORE!

This, this is Christ the Lamb, the Word of God, the Great I Am
Who was this upon the tree? The Man the Son of God!
The Man the Son of God!
The Man the Son of God!


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Good Wednesday and the Sign of the Prophet Jonah

Dear friend, maybe you were raised to believe - as I was - that Jesus (our Lamb and Savior) was crucified on Good Friday. If one does the math... Friday can never work (see charts below). The "Sign of the  prophet Jonah" states it all; The ONLY sign that the Lord would give to the Messiah rejecting leadership of Israel and nation was the sign of the most rejected event and individual of the Bible, Jonah and the whale (Jonah 1:17).

 The ONLY sign that the Lord would give to the Messiah rejecting leadership of Israel and nation was the sign of the most rejected event and individual of the Bible, Jonah and the whale.

 "Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth Matt. 12:38-40)." (Matt. 16:4, 12:39, 11:29, Luke 11:30).

One MUST think like a Jew and not a gentile to understand the biblical settings that take place in the Bible. Too many gentile "Christians" see Jesus, the apostles, Israel, her promises and the Bible with a "western" perspective and when one seeks to do that, they err greatly on the many things even to the damnation of their soul (Rom. 11:24, 2 Peter 3:16). Almighty God used His chosen nation, people, Jewish believers, the lunar calendar, their culture, customs and heritage to bring forth the Holy Scriptures and the flavor of them. Jesus (a Jew - Matt. 1, Luke 3:23-38, John 1:10-14, Acts 2:22-33, Acts 7, Rom. 1:1-3, Rev. 22:16) presented the Gospel to the Jews first and when He taught them, He talked and taught them as "Jew to Jew" and used their customs, heritage and society to teach them the wondrous ETERNAL TRUTHS of Almighty God (Matt. 5-7, 13, 15:24, Mark 10:6, John 6, 10, Romans 1:16).


One MUST think like a Jew and not a gentile to understand the biblical settings that take place in the Bible.

Many to this day who profess to know the Lord Jesus and call themselves Christians, know Him not as set forth by the Holy Scriptures (Matt. 7:21-23, Rom. 10:2-4)? This Passover and Resurrection Sunday may you be sure that you TRULY know the very One who died for our sins and gave His life for us all that we may find forgiveness, pardon and live with Him FOREVERMORE in RIGHTEOUSNESS (Isa. 52:13-15, 53:1-12, John 3:16-17, Acts 4:12, Romans 4:25, Gal. 3:13, 1 Cor. 1:30, 15:1-4, 2 Cor. 5:21, 1 John 3:5, Rev. 1:5-7)!

 Many to this day who profess to know the Lord Jesus and call themselves Christians, know Him not as set forth by the Holy Scriptures?

The Lord Jesus ROSE VICTORIOUSLY from the grave for ALL, but truly how many of the "ALL" will truly trust Him as their Lord and Savior as set forth by the Holy Scriptures?? Tragically, not many (Matt. 7:13-14, Rom. 10:2-4)!

May you be sure that you know the very One who died for your transgressions and rose for your justification! If you are unsure,see for yourself and take, The Gospel of John Challenge!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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Good Friday is a Myth; Jesus Died on a Wednesday!!
 


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Jesus’ 3 Days and Nights in Sheol Paradise After His Crucifixion!

















It was after the crucifixion of the Messiah of Israel that Satan and godless Israelites rejoiced in their demonic triumph of unrighteousness. They thought that they had done away with “This Man”, this Miracle Worker, this Preacher of RIGHTEOUSNESS, this violator of the Sabbath, this One who claimed to be Almighty God the Son and it was exhilarating to their godless mind (Matt. 27, Luke 23). As the Sabbath day was about to begin these godless men made their preparation to finish “their” Feast of Passover and partake in “their” man made traditions (Matt. 15:7-11, 23, John 18:28). Satan the original architect of darkness (John 8:44) was making plans to further His darkened Kingdom and in the delusion of his mind, rejoicing at the murder of the Messiah at the very hand of unbelieving Israel. How perfect must have this thought been in this angelic madman’s reprobate mind? The very chosen nation of Almighty God (Deut. 4:13, 7:6, Rom. 9:4-5), the Apple of His eye (Deut. 32:10, Ps. 17:8, Zech. 2:8), the beholder of all the covenants and promises for the world (Rom. 9:4-5), and nation which was to bring forth the Seed (Messiah) of Abraham (Gen. 22:18, Acts 3:25, Gal. 3:16, Rev. 12:1-5) had been Satan’s chief vessel (Acts 2:22-23, 7:51-54) in the death, violent murder, eradication and violent crucifixion of Almighty God the Son, who abided in human flesh (Isa. 9:6-7, Micah 5:2, John 1:14, 1 Tim 3:16). As these haters of reality - in the physical and spiritual world - went about their delusional godless existence after this barbaric slaying; unknown to them in the abode of the dead something else was taking place.

When the Lord Jesus willingly gave up His ghost on the cross in the ninth hour, His Spirit departed into the nether regions of the earth called Sheol or Hades, the abode of the dead.

When the Lord Jesus willingly gave up His ghost on the cross in the ninth hour, His Spirit departed into the nether regions of the earth called Sheol or Hades, the abode of the dead (Matt 12:40, Luke 16:22-31, Eph. 4:8-10, 1 Peter 3:19). This abode is where the spirits of just and unjust men awaited (some excitedly, while the majority horrifically). The Just for the first resurrection (Isa. 26:19, Dan. 12:2, Rev. 20:4-6), while the others in EXPONENTIAL fear for the Day of ETERNAL Judgment that would come at the end of time (Matt. 25:41, Rev. 20:11-15).

Sheol, the abode of the dead, which is in the center of the earth (Matt. 12:40, 1 Peter 3:19) is made up of two compartments. One called Sheol Hell, the other Sheol Paradise (Luke 16:22-31). Between these two realms is a great fixed gulf which neither side can cross (Luke 16:26). These two realms are FOREVER separated by the cross of Jesus Christ (John 3:36). Sheol Hell is where the unredeemed and unregenerate spirits of man from Cain unto the last unsaved individual of time awaits for their ETERNAL sentence in the Lake of Fire coming up at the end of time (Rev. 20:11-15). Sheol Paradise is where the redeemed from Adam to the thief on the cross await for the completion of Christ’s redemptive and atoning work on the cross (Eph. 4:8-10, 1 Peter 3:19, 4:6).

Between these two realms is a great fixed gulf which neither side can cross. These two realms are FOREVER separated by the cross of Jesus Christ.

When Jesus entered into the realm of the dead both groups saw His glorious entrance as He entered into Sheol Paradise. Oh beloved, what rejoicing to the redeemed prisoners of Death’s undeliverable hand (Heb. 2:14-15)! The very One in whom these individuals from Adam to the thief on the cross had put their trust in in times past, God’s propitiation and redeemer for their sinful souls had descended down into their presence to let them know that ETERNAL salvation and deliverance was a mere 3 days away (Eph. 4:8-10, 1 Peter 3:19, 4:6)! As Jesus Christ abode in Sheol with the redeemed, the once dwellers of time and earth who had now been subject to the nether realms of Paradise rejoiced and fellowshipped with their Savior! These who had placed their trust in Almighty God's Lamb did not esteem the world's pleasures and godless appetites but looked for a city and Maker who was Almighty God and who hungered and thirsted for RIGHTEOUSNESS more than decadence (Heb.11:13). As the third day came Jesus told those in Sheol Paradise that He would now rise because of His perfect and sinless life and ETERNAL redemption for these was now FULLY complete (Matt. 12:40, 1 Cor. 15:55, Phil 2:1-11, Rev. 1:18)!

As the tormented and lost looked across the great fixed gulf and saw Christ arising up into the realms of the physical world three days later and they fully comprehended that their doom was FOREVER sure.
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As the tormented and lost looked across the great fixed gulf and saw Christ arising up into the realms of the physical world three days later and they fully comprehended that their doom was FOREVER sure. Horrified and filled with fright their hearts surged to EXPONENTIAL levels of fear. For these godless and lawless transgressors of time knew then that FOREVER their fate was sealed and they would FOREVER give a full account for their deeds in the flesh when they once walked on the earth. For the Savior of the world had paid the price and now would be Judge of ALL (Rev. 20:11-15) As Satan saw His Creator arise from the abode of dead, his prison hold for all of Adam's fallen race, he also was filled with absolute EXPONENTIAL dread and knew that his doom was indeed sealed (Gen. 3:14-15, John 12:31). What is absolutely amazing is that Satan is still relentless in seeking to destroy the work of God in light of the horrific dread that is as a battleship chain around his neck (John 8:44).

As Jesus arose, He made himself known to his disciples and 40 days later when He ascended into Heaven, He took with Him the spirits of the redeemed to be in His and His Father’s presence in Heaven.
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As Jesus arose, He made himself known to his disciples (Matt. 28, John 21) and 40 days later when He ascended into Heaven (Acts 1:9), He took with Him the spirits of the redeemed to be in His and His Father’s presence in Heaven, to await the first resurrection from the dead in which these redeemed will receive a resurrected body of righteousness, which they will be given to perfectly serve and worship the Triune God for EVERMORE (Dan. 12:2, Eph. 4:8-10, Rev. 20:5-6, 21, 22:1-5)! This first resurrection will take place some 2000 years later at Christ glorious return to planet earth at the Battle of Armageddon when He is to reign for a 1000 years (Rev. 19:11-21, 20:4-6).

When Jesus rose from the dead and then was then seated at the Right hand of the Father forty days later (Psalm 110:1, Luke 22:69, Acts 2:34, 7:55, Heb. 12:1-2), He then ten days later on the Feast of Pentecost established His called out assembly (i.e., the church - Acts 2:1-4) made up of Jews and gentile (1 Cor. 2:13, Gal. 3:28) believers to be an exceedingly wondrous chosen vessel for His glory while Israel is set aside for a season (Rom. 9-11). This “called out assembly" (i.e., the church) would be -each member - individually given the Holy Spirit of Almighty God (John 14:16), have the risen Messiah’s and Father’s Personal indwelling ( ), be seated spiritually at the very Right-hand of Almighty God , and blessed with ALL spiritual glory, praise and lauded as sons of the ETERNAL Father! They also would be given diverse gifts to be used for the glory and outworking of Almighty God until the Rapture. My beloved, who can even begin to comprehend the EXCEEDINGLY EXPONENTIAL wonders that the risen Messiah, the ETERNAL Son of Almighty God has done for the redeemed and for those who love Him (1 Cor. 2:9, Rev. 21, 22:1-5). My beloved, it will take all of ETERNITY to even begin to just taste the WONDERS AND ETERNAL LOVE of the Father.

My beloved, who can even begin to comprehend the EXCEEDINGLY EXPONENTIAL wonders that the risen Messiah, the ETERNAL Son of Almighty God has done for the redeemed and for those who love Him.

As Jesus ascended into the lower regions of earth and then ascended, He took captive the very captor of the redeemed - DEATH and Sheol - and set the redeemed of Adam's race free FOREVER (Rom. 5:12-21, Eph 4:8-10).

"O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" (1 Cor. 15:55)

"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. 1:18)

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 whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?" (John 11:25-26).

My dear friend, Do YOU believe this? Do YOU believe that Jesus IS the resurrection and the life? I pray to Almighty God that you do! For our ETERNAL destinies are based on what one has done with Jesus Christ the Savior of the world (John 3:16-17, 36). We have two groups of individuals whose destinies are FOREVER settled that testify to the living that we will be in one place or the other in FOREVER'S ETERNAL future. This Easter may you - as the thief on the cross did (Luke 23:42-43), receive Jesus Christ as your Savior. You will truly FOREVER NEVER be the same!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.


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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Intervention for the Damned


















This world in which we live is a fallen world (Rom. 5:12-19), ravished by the violations of God’s natural and spiritual laws (Isaiah 24:5). There is absolutely NO hope for mankind when left to this world's designs. Godless man - no matter how noble, no matter how virtuous, no matter how full of good intentions - can never and will never bring about an utopian world peace. This is impossible apart from Almighty God and His Saving Grace. All the good intentions and humanitarian efforts of humanity are vanity (Eccl. 1:4, 4:4). In light of our true and most desperate need, we need Almighty God’s salvation and deliverance from the wrath which is to come (John 3:16-17; Rom. 7:24, 25; 2 Thess. 1:8-10). A broken egg world (Romans 3:23) can never be fixed by broken egg humanity. How can imperfection create perfection? How can chaos and anarchy bring about peace and harmony? These are just basic common sense truths that humanity will NOT address. Humanity has a "terminal fixation" on things belonging to the temporal confines of time (i.e., that which has a beginning and an end). At the same time, it has absolutely NO CONCEPT of the things of ETERNITY and its future destiny therein.

How can imperfection create perfection? How can chaos and anarchy bring about peace and harmony? These are just basic common sense truths that humanity will NOT address.

Just a note of explanation here: OF COURSE we should do all we can to help those who are oppressed and devastated by the ravishing of this fallen world, but that in and by itself will NEVER SAVE anyone in the Day of Judgment (Rev. 20:11-15). or deliver anyone from the reign of Death in this fallen world. Only an “outside intervention” from Almighty God can deliver us from the terror of death and His wrath (John 3:36; Rom. 4:25; 5:6-8)!

Divine Intervention

2000 years ago, God sent His Son to pay the price for our trespasses and to deliver us from this present fallen world (John 3:16-17, Gal. 1:4). God the Father sent His Son not to judge us but to deliver us from our ruin (Romans 7:24-25). Jesus came to earth to SAVE and DELIVER the damned from ruin and ETERNAL judgment. It is when we reject His saving grace that in the end He becomes our Judge (Rev. 20:11-15).

This world is bankrupt and ruined by man’s transgressions (Isa 24:5-6). Once these realities are seen by an honest and humbled heart, that individual will comprehend his desperate need for God’s mercy and saving grace (Romans 7:24-25).

As these days are coming to an end and as the world falls deeper into decadence and ruin, may I ask you this very sobering question? Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your PERSONAL Savior? All depends on it. Through Christ, God has redeemed the world to Himself and will restore it for 1000 years in peace and righteousness (Isaiah 11). After Christ's 1000-year reign we (i.e., those who have received Almighty God’s saving grace) will reign with Him FOREVER and EVER in righteousness (Rev. 22:1-5). That is what God's plan is for everyone... for those who will but choose it!

My friend, what hope there is in Almighty God! 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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Monday, March 26, 2018

You Have Existence but Do You Have ETERNAL LIfe?

 












EXISTENCE is a state of being that one is physically born into. LIFE is a state of being that one is spiritually born into. A person does not need a saving relationship to God for EXISTENCE, but one does need a saving relationship for LIFE. How can I have such a real and right relationship? Because of God and His Word “which liveth and abideth forever” (1 PETER 1:23-25)

BELIEVE and COME!
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“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).

BELIEVE and LIVE!

“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. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26).

“Verily, Verily I say unto you, He that heareth My Word and believeth on Him that sent Me hath EVERLASTING LIFE, and shall not come into judgment, but is passed FROM DEATH UNTO LIFE” (John 5:24).

BELIEVE and KNOW!
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“And this is LIFE ETERNAL, that they might KNOW Thee the only true God, and JESUS CHRIST, whom Thou hast sent.” “And this is the record, that God hath given to us ETERNAL LIFE, and this LIFE is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath LIFE; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life” (John17:3; 1 John 5:11-12).

BELIEVE and BE BLESSED!
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“BLESSED are they that have not seen, and yet have believed...these 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” (Who He is, What He has done on the Cross and what He is doing as the living Lord and Saviour)---John 20:29,31.

“But as many as RECEIVED HIM (the Lord Jesus), to them gave He power (authority) to become the sons (children) of God, even to them that BELIEVE ON HIS NAME” (John 1:12).

Take God at His Word and RECEIVE HIM today in order that you might have a SAVING, LIVING RELATIONSHIP to God!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand!

MBC I.F.

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday in Last Days America









As last days America celebrates Palm Sunday, let us not forget about the history of the false perception that 2.7 million visitors of Jesus' day had (Jews and Gentiles) from all over the land of Israel and the known world during the Week of the Passover. Countless multitudes in Jerusalem at that time had totally misunderstood who Jesus was (Matt. 23:27; Luke 19:14). These countless multitudes that Jesus healed from demonic oppression and all kinds of diseases had soon forgotten His wonderful works for them. His 3-1/2 year preaching ministry was beginning to wear thin, and they had had enough of Him and His message of “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!”

The very city that shouted cries of praise by the hundreds of thousands turned to vengeful shouts of 'Crucify Him!

By the middle of the Passover Week, the very city that shouted cries of praise by the hundreds of thousands had turned to vengeful shouts of "Crucify Him!" How could this be? My friend, as they really began to comprehend just who Jesus was (Isa. 53, Psalm 22), they wanted nothing to do with Him. Their shallow "love" for Him had quickly turned stone-cold to hate and abhorrence. For their vain, temporal and sinful existence, Jesus had become tiresome and of no benefit to them at all (Eccl. 9:3, 9; 11:8; Isaiah 53: 2-3).

The very One whom they had praised to the Heavens and welcomed with thunderous applause just hours before (Matt 21:5-11; Mark 7-11; Luke 19:35-40) was now the very One they shouted down: "Crucify him... Crucify him!" (Mark 15:12-14), "We have no King but Caesar!" (John 19:15), "May His blood be upon us and our children!" (Matt. 27:25). Again, how could this be?

As they really began to comprehend just who Jesus was, they wanted nothing to do with Him. Their shallow love had quickly turned stone-cold to hate and abhorrence.

My dear friends, how many Americans of this last day America, who call themselves "Christians" this Palm Sunday and Easter will go to a church - probably for the first time in months - and praise a Christ that is not the TRUE Christ of the Holy Scriptures at all! A multitude of millions also world-wide will do this very thing. This if HORRIFICALLY sobering indeed! When it comes right down to it, these have created their OWN Jesus and have REJECTED the very One of the Holy Scriptures (Matt. 7:21-23; Jude 1:4). In their heart-of-hearts they truly DESPISE the Christ of the Holy Scriptures. What is even more horrifying to conceive is if these same people were present for that first Palm Sunday long ago, they also would be among the very hordes of multitudes shouting, "Crucify Him! Crucify Him!"

When it comes right down to it, these have created their OWN Jesus and have REJECTED the very One of the Holy Scriptures.
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On this Palm Sunday and Easter (if you do not already) may you come to personally know the Christ of the Holy Scriptures. May your praise and admiration be towards the Christ of the Holy Scripture in Spirit and in Truth (John 4:24).

Who Do You Say That Jesus Is?

Do your thoughts, upbringing, religious background, or personal beliefs about Jesus line up with God’s Christ of the HOLY SCRIPTURES? You might ask, “Well, does it make a difference?" My friend, I say unto you, "It surely does!"

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The Bible is the final AUTHORITY about who is Jesus Christ. It is God’s absolute instruction manual and blueprint for life. If you reject the authority of the Word of God, my friend, you are doomed. There is no hope for your lost, sinful condition. The Bible teaches, “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Note that it says ALL! You need to know the True Savior, not a make-believe one. It’s that serious. Don’t let your deceitful heart and pride ruin you and keep you from the soul redemption found only in Jesus Christ.

Ignorance of Scripture is Ignorance of Christ!

Jesus said, "Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life; and they are they which testify [speak] of me" (John 5:39).

The purpose of this Bible study is to bring a person through God’s simple plan of salvation using only the Gospel of John. When the Gospel of John is handed out to a person, it is a good idea to give the person this study along with it. The study was written in such a way (question/ answer format) that the person can see for themselves what the Bible really says about who Jesus Christ is, what He has done for us, and the necessity of putting our faith in Him.

For the person doing this study, please answer the following questions by looking up the Bible verses referenced, all of which can be found in the Gospel of John.


The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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