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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Monday, April 15, 2019

The True Tyranny of America in Light of Tax Day and the American Tea Party

In the days leading up to the American Revolution, the Boston Tea Party was a direct action protest against the British government by British-American subjects in the Massachusetts Bay colony of Boston. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists dressed up as Native American Indians boarded these ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. This event remains one of the most memorialized historic events in U.S. history, and its relevance has recently reemerged due to excessive U.S. government growth and its outrageous spending.

We must do all we can, of course, but our hope and expectation must derive from Almighty God. In Him alone is there true deliverance in light of the oncoming tyranny at hand!

Today we have seen an exponential growth of Government and Taxation to a level unprecedented at any other time in our 400-year history. Today, Big Government is reaching into every facet of our lives, and no one or nothing is safe from the brand and bondage. As our God-given freedoms and moral rights are being aggressively removed by constitutional apostate Americans, we Americans find ourselves facing a new kind of Governmental tyranny and bondage from which we likely will never be liberated. We must do all we can, of course, but our hope and expectation must derive from Almighty God. In Him alone is there true deliverance in light of the oncoming tyranny at hand.

A Far Greater Tyranny

The Lord Jesus talked of a far greater tyranny to man than Big Government, excessive taxation, burdensome mandates and ceaseless intrusions into the lives of its citizens.

Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant [slave] of sin (John 8:34).

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned - For if by one man's offence death reigned by one - That as sin hath reigned unto death (Rom. 5:12, 17a, 21a).

O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? (Rom. 7:24)

(Other verses: Job 14:1-4, Psalm 51:5, Eph 2:1-3, Rom. 3:23, 5:12, 17a, 21, 7:14-25)

Satan's Oppressive Rule Over Fallen Mankind

And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage (Heb. 2: 13-15).

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him (Acts 10:38).

And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others (Eph. 2:1-3).

[In light of Lucifer, i.e., Satan] That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? (Is. 14:17)

(Other verses: 2 Cor. 4:4, Luke 4:6-7, Rev.12,13)

True Freedom and Deliverance

Only in Christ is there great freedom and deliverance from the bondage of Satan and our human depravity, the outworking of sin and its terrible consequences (John 8:32, 36; Rom. 7:24-25; Heb. 2:14-16). Humanity has never and will never be able to govern itself, not in this fallen world. Tyranny and the unbridled passions of man will always win the day. Six thousand years of human history has testified to that fact. Our Founding Fathers realized that truth, and that only a moral and God-fearing people would ever have a chance of outworking the kind of human government that could check the depraved appetites of fallen humanity and preserve the basic liberties and freedoms endowed by their Creator. We as a nation today have discarded a sense of healthy morals and ethical guidelines, and are sadly reaping the tyrannical social consequences. Oppressive tyranny is not too far off here in America. When this tyranny and its fearful ramifications fully manifest themselves, what then?

We as a nation today have discarded a sense of healthy morals and ethical guidelines, and are sadly reaping the tyrannical social consequences.

Ask yourself this very simple question. How can imperfect humanity who lives in an imperfect world bring about an absolutely perfect “Utopian” society? (See Romans 7:24) The answer is a no-brainer yet extremely hard for humanity to digest: it never can. The only hope and deliverance for humanity today is found in its wonderful Creator and Redeemer, The Lord Jesus Christ.

Do you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior today? Only He can deliver you from the oppressive tyranny of Satan and the World System. He is the only deliverer from our bondage to Sin and all its awful consequences (Romans 6:23). He has come to set at liberty the sons of men (Rom. 4:17,18, 6:14,17-18, 22; 7: 24-25; 8:2, 21; Gal. 5:1; Eph. 4:8). May it be your sincere desire to put your trust in Him today!

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32).

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed (John 8:36).

The Kingdom of Heaven is truly at hand!

DJP I.F.
Edited by BEL I.F.

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