Saturday, April 20, 2019

The Evil Fools of Easter and a Former Doubter



















Dear friends, on the very day that Jesus Christ rose again from the dead, our risen Savior and Lord clearly defined to all what a fool truly is. A fool as defined by the Word of God Himself (the Lord Jesus - John 1:1-3,14), is anyone who will not properly reason with themselves with the overwhelming biblical facts of TRUTH and REALITY of who Jesus is! The fool absolutely refuses to believe ALL that the Word of God (the Lord Jesus) has to say about the written Word of God - Matt. 5:17, Luke 24:27, 44, John 1:1-3;14 5:39,46, Acts 3:18; 28:23, Heb. 10:7).

“O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken...and beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself” (Luke 24:25-27).

One particular fool is the one who refuses to consider the overwhelming evidence of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most verified event in ancient history and in our present day. After the horrific crucifixion of Jesus, over 500 witnesses - including His disciples, His earthly mother and other women -  personally and publicly testified to the REALITY that they had seen the Lord Jesus ALIVE from the dead (Matt. 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, John 20-21, Acts 1, 1 Cor. 15:6)! The resurrection REALITY of Jesus Christ absolutely changed these individuals lives and was the cornerstone of the apostle"s ministry and preaching (Psalm 110:1, Acts 2; 4:2; 9, Romans 7:24-25, 8:34, 1 Cor. 6:15; 15, Gal 2:20, Phil. 3:10, Rev. 19:11-21). Those who witnessed Jesus' resurrection were more than willing to give their lives completely over to Almighty God's will and to the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Rom. 8:28-39, 1 Cor. 15:2-8, Gal. 2:20). These individuals were more than willing to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ even to the point of death for this undeniable TRUTH and REALITY in which they possessed! To see the resurrected Son of God ALIVE after such a horrific scourge, crucifixion and death absolutely transformed these dear men and women's lives FOREVER; and from this witness, they turned upside the world (The Book of Acts)!

 To see the resurrected Son of God alive after such a horrific scourge, crucifixion and death absolutely transformed these dear men and women's lives; and from this witness, they turned upside the world!

Another particular group of fools is anyone who is willing to receive and accept as "Gospel" any alternate theories designed to explain away the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This first great lie against the resurrection of the Son of God was established by the chief priests and elders of Israel which were the engine and vehicle for Messiah's execution (Psalm 22, Isa. 53, Dan. 9:26, Matt. 12:14, 21:38, 26:59, 27:20, Mark 14:1, 55, Luke 22:2, John 5:18, 7:1, 11:53, 19:7, Acts 2:22-24). The demonic spin these evil fools used to explain away the REALITY of the Lord Jesus Christ's glorious resurrection was the narrative, “His disciples came by night, and stole Him away while 50 to 100 mighty men of war slept on guard duty (Matt. 28:11-15)". How absolutely absurd and preposterous is this lie but many kool-aid drinkers have lapped it up throughout the centuries! The very men (Chief Priests and Elders), who saw the overwhelming evidence of who Jesus was; His WONDERS, His MIRACLES, and His MINISTRY, were the very ones who REJECTED Him, CRUCIFIED Him and came up with the post-resurrection lie and spin that His disciples stole His body from the sepulcher; thus there was no resurrection (Matt. 28:15, Acts 2:22-24)

 This first great lie against the resurrection of the Son of God's was by the chief priest and elders of Israel, which were the engine and vehicle for His execution.

This lie has been passed on throughout the centuries and countless fools have received it and believed it! Such demonic spin and theories are very easily disproved by careful examination and by the basic rules of logic. For Roman soldiers of war to say, “His disciples came by night, and stole Him away while we slept,” is absolutely absurd and laughable!; but many have received this lie as truth in their unbelief and darkness (John 3:19-21, 1 Cor. 1:18-31, 2:14). If these soldiers of war fell asleep, then how did they know what had happened? How did these soldiers not hear the mighty gravestone being moved out of its place? How did they not hear the disciples of Jesus grunting and groaning as they sought to move a very huge and heavy gravestone? Soldiers sound asleep are usually NOT good witnesses and the biblical account explains quite clearly that they knew exactly what happened, as well as the chief priest and scribes did (Matt. 27:62-66; 28:11-15). These destroying fools lied firstly to themselves and helped spread that lie to others all in the name of unbelief and darkness (Psalm 14, John 3:19-21, Rom. 1:18-32,1 Cor. 1:18-31). Tragically, too many today have become fools, receiving the lie that, Jesus' body was stolen or that HE did not rise from the grave; ever seeking to excuse themselves in the darkness from the GREAT DAY of ETERNAL JUDGMENT by the RIGHTEOUS ETERNAL Savior and Creator, Jesus Christ (Eccl. 12:13-14, John 3:16-21, 8:24, Acts 17:30-32, Rev. 20:11-15).

 The very men (Chief Priests and Elders), who saw the overwhelming evidence of who Jesus was; His wonders, miracles and ministry, are the very ones who rejected Him, crucified Him and came up with the post-resurrection lie and spin that His disciples stole His body from the sepulcher and there is no resurrection.

Some other foolish alternate theories of the resurrection never took place have been suggested by godless and lawless fools and unbelievers throughout the centuries. Some, in particular, are: The women went to the wrong tomb, The people who thought they saw Christ actually had hallucinations, and Jesus did not really die on the cross and somehow managed to escape the tomb (so that when people later saw Him alive, it was because He had never died. Dear friends, all such explanations are absolutely absurd and can be very easily answered by the overwhelming facts of this case. It takes more faith to reject and dismiss the resurrection of Jesus Christ than it does to believe it for one's self.

 It takes more faith to reject and dismiss the resurrection of Jesus Christ than it does to believe it for one's self. 

Anyone who accuses the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Son of God, who is come in the flesh; of the very sin which they themselves are guilty of is a fool. Dear friends, remember the lawless, unbelieving and godless Chief Priests and Pharisees of Jesus' day, who slandered and blasphemously Him and called the RIGHTEOUS ETERNAL TRUTH of Almighty God a “deceiver” (Matt. 5:17; 27:6, Luke 24:27, 44, John 1:1-3;14; 5:39,46; 14:6, Acts 3:18; 28:23, Heb. 10:7)! Yet, in the end, these tools of Satan and godless hypocrites were the very ones who were determined to deceive the masses by lying and hiding the truth of the resurrection of the RIGHTEOUS Savior of the world (Matt. 28:11-15, John 8:44). These evil fools and deceivers in their saturated darkness, hated the Light of the world and delighted in the darkness of unrighteousness, Satan and ETERNAL death (Psalm 1; 14, Isa. 5:20, Matt. 23, John 3:19-21, Rom. 1:18-32. 2 Thess. 2:10, Rev. 20:10-15, 21:8, 22:11).

 These evil fools and deceivers in their darkness hated the Light of the world and delighted in the darkness of unrighteousness, Satan and ETERNAL death.

In the end my dear friends, the height of ALL foolishness is found in anyone who refuses to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ (the RIGHTEOUSNESS of ALMIGHTY God) as personal Savior and be delivered from the wrath which is to come upon all the fallen offspring of Adam (John 3:16-17; 36, Acts 16:31; 17:30-32, Gal. 1:4, Rev. 20:11-15; 21:8). Dear friends, what more could anyone ask for and what more proof could anyone need then the resurrection of Jesus Christ? If the Lord Jesus Christ rose again from the dead, then the resurrection of Jesus Christ proves and confirms everything that Jesus claimed to be!; The ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Son of the living God, the PERFECT Lamb and Propitiation for sinful man, the very One who came to this earth as the prophets spoke of to provide a FULL and FREE salvation for lost lawless sinners (Isa. 53, Luke 19:10; John 3:16-17, Rom. 5:11-21; 10:2-4).

In the end, my dear friends, the height of ALL foolishness is found in anyone who refuses to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ (the RIGHTEOUSNESS of ALMIGHTY God) as personal Savior and be delivered from the wrath which is to come upon all the fallen offspring of Adam.

Finally one last thought. Remember doubting Thomas, who was foolish Thomas until he repented and believed when he saw the resurrected Christ (John 20:24-29)? Thomas upon repenting and believing went from doubting Thomas to convinced Thomas and was a mighty witness of the resurrection of His Lord and God in India and was martyred because of that witness!

Remembered what Jesus stated to Thomas? "Thomas because thou has seen Me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed (John 20:29)." 

Thomas upon repenting and believing went from doubting Thomas to convinced Thomas and was a mighty witness of the resurrection of His Lord and God in India and was martyred because of that witness!
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The greatest witness to the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the testimony and witness of the early church (Acts). Why would the disciples of Jesus Christ go forth and preach what they knew to be a lie at a great cost of persecution, prison, and even death? There was no money to be gain nor fame to be had, there was no earthly kingdom to create nor gratifications of the flesh to be received. So why would these put it all on the line for a BIG FAT LIE? My friends, they wouldn't! The resurrection of Jesus Christ is still a POWERFUL witness to our world of today! Even in our Laodicean age of EXPONENTIAL technological advances, media of unbelief, there are multitudes of believers in Jesus Christ, who by faith preach and testify to the risen Savior of the world; many even have given their lives for Christ's name  (Rev. 3:14-22).

What about you my dear friend? Will you choose to remain a fool of unbelief or a wise man of belief? Because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, ALL who place their trust in Him will NEVER die and will have the forgiveness of sin and ETERNAL LIFE (John 11:25, 14:6, Rev. 1:5, 17-18)!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!


GWZ I.F./DJP I.F.


What MUST I Do To Be Saved

What is the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS of Almighty God?

What was crucifixion like?

The TRUE Christ/Messiah of the Holy Scriptures

 















Today more than ever, people have a hazy and fuzzy (distorted) view of who the Savior of the World, God’s Son Jesus Christ, really is. Various opinions regarding Jesus may have been formed from a religious upbringing or education, personal experiences, etc. Whenever you ask someone who Jesus is, He will usually sound a lot like the person who is describing Him to you. They say, “He was a great teacher,” or “He was a Good Man,” or “He died on the cross,” etc. You see, even in Jesus day there were many who were confused and troubled about who God’s Messiah to the world was. When Jesus entered into Jerusalem on the Sunday before the Great Passover feast (our Palm Sunday), multitudes upon multitudes welcomed Him (Matt. 21:9). After three days, however, the same multitudes cried, “Crucify Him! Crucify Him! (Matt 27:11-26; Luke 23:18-24)” How could this be? It was because the multitudes had their own perception and personal view of who Jesus was, one that was not rooted in reality or in the truth of Holy Scripture.

Whenever you ask someone who Jesus is, He will usually sound a lot like the person who is describing Him to you.

The big question at hand is this, “Who really was Jesus?” Is it important to know God’s Christ - the Christ of Holy Scripture - and His teachings of salvation for humanity? My friend, the answer to this literal life and death question is: it surely is. It is a matter of Eternal Life or Eternal Death!
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The Christ of the Holy Scriptures









God’s Christ/ Messiah Fulfilled all of God’s Word and Promises and Claimed to be the Center of the Scriptures. (Matt. 5:17; 26:54, 56; Luke 24:27, 44; John 5:39, 46; Acts 3:18; 28:23; Heb. 10:7)





The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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Doubtng Thomas to Witness Thomas



Finally one last thought. Remember doubting Thomas, who was foolish Thomas until he repented and believed when he saw the resurrected Christ (John 20:24-29)? Thomas upon repenting and believing went from doubting Thomas to convinced Thomas and was a mighty witness of the resurrection of His Lord and God in India and was martyred because of that witness!

Remembered what Jesus stated to Thomas? "Thomas because thou has seen Me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed (John 20:29)." 

Thomas upon repenting and believing went from doubting Thomas to convinced Thomas and was a mighty witness of the resurrection of His Lord and God in India and was martyred because of that witness!
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The greatest witness to the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the testimony and witness of the early church (Acts). Why would the disciples of Jesus Christ go forth and preach what they knew to be a lie at a great cost of persecution, prison and even death? There was no money to be gain nor fame to be had, there was no earthly kingdom to create nor gratifications of the flesh to be received. So why would these put it all on the line for a BIG FAT LIE? My friends, they wouldn't! The resurrection of Jesus Christ is still a POWERFUL witness to our world of today! Even in our Laodicean age of EXPONENTIAL technological advances, media of unbelief, there are multitudes of believers in Jesus Christ, who by faith preach and testify to the risen Savior of the world; many even have given their lives for Christ's name  (Rev. 3:14-22).

What about you my dear friend? Will you choose to remain a fool of unbelief or a wise man of belief? Because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, ALL who place their trust in Him will NEVER die and will have the forgiveness of sin and ETERNAL LIFE (John 11:25, 14:6, Rev. 1:5, 17-18)!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!


GWZ I.F./DJP I.F.


What MUST I Do To Be Saved

What is the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS of Almighty God?

What was crucifixion like?

Friday, April 19, 2019

Humanity's Darkened Heart




















People who live outside the reality of biblical truth are generally superstitious about and dreadfully fearful of the King of Fears (i.e., Death – Heb. 2:14-15). Deep in their heart of hearts the world fully KNOWS that they WILL give a full account to Almighty God in the Day of Judgment no matter what race, gender, color, people, society, culture, background, political or religious ideology, social status, nation and tongue they come from (Ez. 18:20, Acts. 10:34, Col. 3:25, Rev. 20:11-15). Almighty God’s Word clearly testifies and states that the very imprint or “TM” of the Creator is placed in their hearts testifying to ALL that they ARE Almighty God’s creation and will give a full and final account to Him in that Day (Ezek.18:4, Rom. 1:18-32, Rev. 20:11-15).

The world’s subjective global optimistic thinking, which leaves out and abandons ETERNITY’S REALITY, is that “time” will go on FOREVER and this world will never cease (2 Peter 3:2-9, Rev, 18:7). The world’s global inhabitants - because they are unregenerate, rebellious toward RIGHTEOUSNESS, spiritually dead, more than willing to live in full unbelief, dominated by a fallen nature and under the fallen spiritual despot of the world (i.e., Lucifer) are oblivious that the Day of the Lord is at hand (Rom. 1:18-32, Rom 3, 2 Cor. 4:3-4, Eph. 2;2-3, 6:12)! The world - in their lawless spiritually drunken estate are consciously oblivious to the reality that they are marching and heading to the final showdown with their Creator at the Battle of Armageddon (Psalm 2, 2 Thess. 2:8-12, Rev. 16:13-16,17:2, 19:11-21).
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The world - in their lawless spiritually drunken estate are consciously oblivious to the reality that they are marching and heading to the final showdown with their Creator at the Battle of Armageddon.

My dear friends, just look outside the window from even an objective worldly perspective and what do you see? The world today is on the very brink of global disaster! With all of the technological advances of our day and of the last 100 years we have accelerated human lawlessness and depravity at an EXPONENTIAL rate, transforming the global social and cultural landscapes and climates not in centuries but in brief years! Every facet of this existence today is accelerating so rapidly that peoples, nations and tongues are being swept away and deceived before they can analyze the very world in which they live in. Global fiscal desolation is at our very door along with the destructive threats of global nuclear war. Global plagues, godlessness, crudity, violence, lawlessness, sexual addiction, drug and alcohol addiction, genocide, oppression, tyranny, individualism’ massive global division etc… DOMINATE our fallen world much like the days of Noah (Gen. 6, Matt 24:37).

Every facet of this existence today is accelerating so rapidly that peoples, nations and tongues are being swept away and deceived before they can analyze the very world in which they live in.

These poisonous and destructive fruits are the results of the godless outworking of UNRIGHTEOUSNESS and LAWLESSNESS (Gal. 5: 19-21, 6:7). Yet today the world with great zeal protects, defends, guards and will decimate any who seek to challenge their lawless deeds (John 15:18, 17:14, 1 John 3:13). This world fully embraces and condones all of these destructive actions in its never-ending quest to rid the world of rightness and light in their delusional quest for “world peace” (John 3:19-21). The world’s inhabitants of today are putting all their expectations in this delusional utopian basket with no bottom in it with the goal that one-day mankind will enter into a golden age of peace and harmony (Isa. 48:22, 57:21). Oh, fools! No wonder the Bible states so clearly that all are sold under sin and unbelief and they have been and are presently deceived by the god and tyrant of this world, the fallen archangel Lucifer (i.e., Satan) Rom 3, Eph. 6:12.

My friends, The Day of the Lord is truly at hand and nothing is going to stop that event from happening. May REALITY and TRUTH be our Heavenly guides as we walk in this darkened world and await the Lord's soon return!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

This Easter - 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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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 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! Those 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 ETERNAL 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 the 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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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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.

A great LINK to a good study on a Wednesday crucifixion BELOW! 

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







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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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Passover - The MESSIAH CUT OFF!!
















As Jesus (Yeshua - Yahweh 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 mainstream 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 old 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 timeline 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 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 have 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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