Friday, March 27, 2020

Oh How We Need Divine REALITY Today!

My dear friends, oh how we need Divine REALITY today and not delusion and worldly solutions for our EXPONENTIAL global crises. Almighty God cries out to this lost world all day long but will we receive Him and His ETERNAL solutions for our lives? That is the biggest question ALL must ask themselves in these days of national troubling times in relation to the coronavirus etc. Most of these current events and crises of our global community are self induced by the lawless and godless works of fallen man (Rom. 1:18-32, Gal. 6:7). These products of evil men and their consequences are left in place to bring us to the brink of our delusions so that we may come out of our subjective selves and show us our desperate need for the Savior, His pardon, and His RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Almighty God cries out to you all day long but will YOU receive Him and His ETERNAL solutions for your life?

My dear friends, WHAT WILL WE DO? Will we continue to look for worldly solutions and human saviors or will we finally come to the end of ourselves and receive the KING of kings and LORD of lords who is the WONDERFUL COUNSELOR and PRINCE of PEACE (Isa. 9:6-7, Rev. 19:11-16). All ETERNITY is before us and our brief existence in this fallen world is about gone. See the ETERNAL, see the Savior, see the REALITY and you will find the liberation and peace of Almighty God that will calm your hearts in America's last hours.

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved!" (Acts 16:29)!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Tony Evans - Divine Disruption - COVID -19

Biblical Objectivity in a Fallen World of Subjective Delusion















Try to stand back and objectively look at the span of time here on earth; from the Tower of Babel with its global catalyst of godlessness and passion to live an existence without Almighty God, to the worldly brilliance and idolatrous society of Egypt. From the autocratic power of the Babylonians to the strength of the Media Persians Empire. From the conquering speed and philosophy of Greece to the decadent and oppressive Roman Empire. From the genus and barbarity of the Aztec, Mayans, and Incas, to the godless vacuum of the European nations and lust for war. All of these civilizations have been one GODLESS, violent, decadent and oppressive cesspool of death and horror to the world's inhabitants (Rom. 1:18-32).

My friend what is most astounding is that we haven’t even peaked as a fallen race until we reached the 20th century.

Almighty God describes some of these global empires as ferocious wild beasts void of ANY Divine RIGHTEOUSNESS to help us better understand them from a heavenly perspective (Dan 7, Rev 13:1-2). My friend what is most astounding is that we haven’t even peaked as a fallen race until we reached the 20th century. There has NEVER been a more violent, murderous, oppressive, narcissistic and decadent century in the history of mankind. All of our world’s EXPONENTIAL technological advances made in this last century has given the world more power at their fingertips to show forth the fallen godless passions and violence of the human heart (Jer. 17:9). Of course, we have had some noble occasions and humanitarian exploits throughout this time, but these are but a faded blip and pale EXPONENTIALLY in comparison to mankind’s history of violence, lust, and decadence (Rom 3:3-23). The outworking and horrific consequences from the billions that have inhabited planet earth since Babel has completely ravished and laid waste this world's lands and inhabitants.

All of our world’s EXPONENTIAL technological advances made in this last century has given the world more power at their fingertips to show forth the fallen godless passions and violence of the human heart.

The godless Babelology that first raised its head 4200 years ago (Gen 11:1-9), has thoroughly engulfed and saturated the world of today. This fallen world's Babelology has made its billions of inhabitants spiritually stinking drunk to the crucial realities of time and ETERNITY and thus will they be swept away in the Day which fastly approaches (Eph. 2:1-3, Rev 17:1-2, 18:24). Dear friends, now that we are here in the twenty-first century do you think it will get any better mankind? Oh, what delusion and fantasy the lawless globalist utopians of this hour hold onto! For with the EXPONENTIAL technological advances of this century will bring about the most HORRIFIC TIME of EXPONENTIAL violence, barbarity, casualties of death, geographical devastation and expression of the fallen heart of man this world has EVER known (Isa. 24, Dan. 12:1, Matt 24:21, Rev. 6-19). Indeed the Day of the Wrath of the Lamb is at hand and who shall abide (Rev. 6:15-17)!
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Oh, what delusion and fantasy the lawless globalist utopians of this hour hold onto! For with the EXPONENTIAL technological advances of this century will bring about the most HORRIFIC TIME of EXPONENTIAL violence, barbarity, casualties of death, geographical devastation and expression of the fallen heart of man this world has EVER known!
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Even America, which was founded during the Philadelphia Church Age (from about 1700 to about 1900 – the church of the “open door” – Rev 3:7-13), was established on the bedrock of natural and moral laws and foremost acknowledged the Person of Almighty God at its founding. America was founded at the end of the world’s timeline which spans about 4200 years. Just in these brief 241 years of our nation's history, we have reached socially and culturally the point of no return. There has been no other nation in the world's history that has sent out the Biblical Gospel light as America has. America has been a beacon of freedom to the world's oppressed and has been a global dam holding back the world’s anti-Semitism, oppressive tyrannies and the unbridled passions of fallen despots, especially in this last century. Let me ask you this very sobering question, “What do you think will become of the world once America restraining influence has been removed from the scene?” The very sobering answer is... GREAT tribulation and global antiSemitism (Zech 14:2, Rev 6-16). America in these last 60 years has given herself full over to lawlessness, lewdness, godless pleasure-seeking, immorality, vice, abortion, anti-family values, godless ambitions and to the hatred of biblical TRUTH and REALITIES and to the absolute hatred of Jesus Christ the Savior of the world! Dear friends, when the dam (America) which is holding back Satan and this world's evil designs is its self inflicting herself with lawlessness at every level what is to stop the Day of the Lord and ALL its EXPONENTIAL devastation to follow? Dear friends, indeed the Day of the Lord is at hand but there is hope in the Savior of the world!

What do you think will become of the world once America restraining influence has been removed from the scene?

If you personally know the Lord as your Savior, may you pray that He will give you the ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE  for our day that you might have eyes to see the reality and truth, not just from your position in Christ (Eph. 2:6, Col. 3:1-4, Rev 4-5), but also to comprehend our day and hour in which we live (Prov. 2:6, Matt. 7:7, James 1:5).

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Mankind’s ETERNAL Void Without Their ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator!



Lucifer can only succeed when humanity is at it basest and lowest point. That is when he is most powerful. His goal is just that; to reduce man spiritually and reduce him to a carnal and base state of non-absolutes and godless delusions to further his demonic agenda at all cost. It is ALL about him (Isa. 14:12-14)! He is fallen humanity's slave master and exploits man's fallen nature for his evil delusional designs of self-worship and absolute power (Isa. 14:12-14).

The more that a man’s soul consumes, the more that a man’s soul needs to consume!

The fathomless depths of the abyss of man’s soul are as a ravishing dragon ever seeking to be fulfilled and satisfied (Eccl. 3:11, Jude 1:10)! Today there are EXPONENTIAL vain fillers for mankind's void; via the EXPONENTIAL advances in technology, accessibility to lawless and vile desires (sex, drink, drugs, etc), all types of the abundance of entertainment and media, material and produce products, and boundless liberties for one to gorge oneself's soul! In these last days where everything is in EXPONENTIAL and in diverse abundance, one can observe the absolute emptiness of our day of godless mankind as materialism EXPONENTIALLY abounds! But in light of this EXPONENTIAL abundance, mankind is EXPONENTIALLY more depressed, distressed and destitute of the TRUE happiness and joy that ONLY their ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator can give them in RIGHTEOUSNESS (Psalm 1, John 15:1-7, Gal, 5:19-23)


But in light of this EXPONENTIAL abundance, mankind is EXPONENTIALLY more depressed, distressed and destitute of the TRUE happiness and joy that ONLY their ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator can give them!


The more a man’s soul consumes, the more that a man’s soul needs to consume. The soul of man is ETERNAL. It was designed by Almighty God to “house” the ETERNAL God (Isa. 55:1-2, John 1:4, 4:14). My friend, what or who can replace Almighty God? When a man or woman leaves out their Creator from their temporal existence in this fallen and ravished world, they will ALWAYS end up serving their fallen destructive appetites, all the while seeking to find fulfillment, deceiving themselves and reaping the horrific consequences thereof (Rom 1:18-32, Gal. 6:7, Heb. 13:4, Rev. 20:11-15). Oh! How we need Almighty God’s Savior!!! (Rom. 7:24-25)
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Deliverance Only in Christ
My friend, there is NEVER any excuse for serving the vile desires of our heart (Jer. 17:9, Matt 15:16-19). Almighty God has sent His Son to deliver (rescue) us from ourselves and from His coming judgment on our outright display of the transgressions of fallen humanity (John 3:36, Rom 3:23, 7:24-25). The practice of non-absolutes, disorder, chaos, anarchy and lawlessness can NEVER bring about a utopia or harmony let alone peace in this fallen world (Isa. 48:22). One will NEVER enter into Almighty God’s presence and His RIGHTEOUS Heaven without true repentance and the reception of Divine reality and truth (John 3:3-17, 4:24, 1 Cor. 6:9, 15:50, Eph. 5:5, Heb. 13:4).
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His Son came to earth, was born of a virgin, suffered, was crucified and died to be YOUR propitiation unto righteousness.

Almighty God calls out to ALL today, “Repent and be saved for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!” Almighty God loves you with a PERFECT and ETERNAL love which transcends the limited confines of this little temporal world. (Rom. 10:4, 1 John 2:2, 4:10). My friend, I do not know how to say anything more wonderful than that!

Today mankind’s godless appetite and rebellion know no boundaries. My friend, may you be one who embraces Divine reality in an evil, decadent and licentious day. Only Almighty God can fill and satisfy the ravishing beast of mankind's soul. May you personally know Almighty God's personal Savior in these last days. You will NEVER be the same!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F


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Monday, March 23, 2020

Fear Thou Not, For I AM With Thee (Isaiah 41:10) - IFB Song




"Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41:10

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Faith SEES The ETERNAL Plan of Almighty God!












Faith sees, trusts and is persuaded by the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS integrity of Almighty God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit! The eyes of faith set in motion the spiritual ABSOLUTES and TRUTHS of Almighty God that transform our hearts, souls and minds and move demonic strongholds and powers that dominate and control this lost world (Heb. 11).

Have faith in Almighty God in ALL things! 

Have faith in Almighty God in ALL things! For if we do, we will be changed from glory to glory and we will NEVER be the same! Fear (rightly reverence Almighty God) in ALL things and ALL things will not reign over you because of fear (Psalm 55:22, Matt. 6:25-34, John 14:27, Phil. 4:6-7, 1 Peter 5:7, Rev. 1:17-18). Be believing and seeing; NOT unbelieving and deceiving!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F

Push the "On" Button of Almighty God by FAITH! Heb. 11:6

Dearly beloved, the "ON" button for accessing the ETERNAL POWER of Almighty God when seeking His PERFECT WILL is simply believing by faith in the ETERNAL GREAT I Am, WHO REDEEMED you and CALLED you for His ETERNAL GLORY and PURPOSE; and that HE IS the GREAT ETERNAL rewarder to ALL who diligently seek Him in RIGHTEOUSNESS in ANY matter pertaining to GODLINESS and RIGHTNESS (Gen. 1; 15:1-6, Psalm 72:18-19; 103:11-12; Jer. 32:17, 27; 33:3; Matt. 6:33; 7:7-10; 11:28-30; 19:26, Mark 11:22-23, Luke 18:27, John 1:12, 14:13-15; 15:1-16; Acts 16:30-34, Rom. 8: 26-39; 1 Cor. 2:9; 15; Eph. 2:1-14; 3:20-21; Heb. 11; 1 John 3:1-4; 5:15; Rev. 4-5; 21; 22:1-5)! 

Have FAITH in ALMIGHTY GOD!

Below are some Bible verses pertaining to the PERSON and WORK of ALMIGHTY GOD the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit! Think on these ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS ATTRIBUTES of ALMIGHTY GOD'S ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS PERSON and CHARACTER; and by faith push the "ON" button of FAITH and let the Almighty show you His PERFECT WILL, CHARACTER and GLORY in ANY condition or situation in your life here in time; and see and experience for yourself the TOTAL SUFFIENENTCY and WONDERS of Who your ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Savior is!

and by faith push the "ON" button of FAITH and let the Almighty show you His PERFECT WILL, CHARACTER and GLORY in ANY condition or situation in your life here in time; and see and experience for yourself the TOTAL SUFFIENENTCY and WONDERS of Who your ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Savior is!


Have FAITH in Almighty God the ETERNAL Father that so loved this fallen world that He sent His ETERNAL Son to redeem your soul; the One Who holds ETERNITY in His hand as a grain of sand (Isa. 52:13-15; 53; Mic. 5:3, Luke 10:16, John 1:18; 3:16-17; 5:23; 5:37; 8:18; 12:45, Eph. 1:3; Heb. 1:1-3; 1 John 4:10-14; Rev. 4; 21:22-23; 22:3)!

that so loved this fallen world that He sent His ETERNAL Son to redeem your soul!

Have FAITH in Almighty God the Son, who so loved you that He shed His RIGHTEOUS blood and died for our sins and transgressions against the RIGHTEOUS Person of the ETERNAL TRIUNE God, to be our PERFECT RIGHTEOUS LAMB and ETERNAL PROPITIATION (Gen. 3:15; 12:1-3, Isa. 53, Mic. 5:3 John 1:29; 3:16-17; 11:25; 2 Cor. 5:21; Heb. 1:1-3; 1 Peter 3:18,  Rev. 1:5; 2:7; 2:11; 2:17;29; 3:16; 3:13; 3:22; 21:22-23; 22:3)! The One who is the Father of ETERNITY and holds ETERNITY as a grain of sand in His risen GLORIFIED nailed pierced hands (Gen. 1:1-3; Isa. 9:6-7, Mic. 5:3; John 1:1-3; 8:58; 10:30; 14:9; 17:3; Rev. 1:12-18; 21:22-23; 22:3; 12-13)!

 our PERFECT RIGHTEOUS LAMB and ETERNAL PROPITIATION!

Have FAITH in Almighty God the ETERNAL Holy Spirit, who called you to Himself and is the Spirit of ETERNAL TRUTH, our Advocate in prayer for Almighty God's PERFECT will for our lives, our Teacher, the Gift of God, the ETERNAL Power of God, Comforter and Leader and our Seal of ETERNAL salvation (Mark 13:11; John 14:16-17; 26; 15:26; 16:7-15, Acts 1:8; 2:38; 4:31; 5:32; 13:2; Rom. 5:5; 8:26-28; 15:13, 1 Cor. 2:11; Eph. 1:13-14; 4:30; 6:18, 2 Peter 1:21; Jude 1:20-21; Rev. 2:7; 2:11; 2:17;29; 3:16; 3:13; 3:22; Rev. 22:16)! The One who is the ETERNAL Spirit of TRUTH who fills and possesses ALL ETERNITY while He possesses all ETERNITY in His ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS hand!

 is the Spirit of ETERNAL TRUTH, our Advocate in prayer for Almighty God's PERFECT will for our lives!

O, beloved! It is by the acts of FAITH in the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS PERSON of ALMIGHTY GOD that we will indeed see and experience that He is ALL that we need because He will be and is all that we need! As His blood brought sons and soldiers have FAITH in ALMIGHTY GOD our ETERNAL Father for His Name's sake and for His ETERNAL GLORY! God help us!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.


Think on Almighty God! Selah!

Now Thanks Be Unto God! An Into To Worship and Praise!

Sunday Coronaviris Closures - It's Still His Day to Worship Our Savior!

In Almighty God's ETERNAL PERFECT WISDOM and PROVIDENCE; this Lord's day the Church of Jesus Christ has to stay home in light of the coronavirus. This Day is still His Day to be set apart for prayer, worship, singing, thanksgiving, hearing the Word and fellowship! Many online mediums are available for you and your family to gather together in His Name and testify to a lost world that nothing will stand in our way to our worship the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Savior, Creator and Lord of Glory on His Day!

Make this Sunday a special Day with the Beloved Savior of your soul; dress up as a family within your home and let nothing stop or hinder your time with Him!

Make this Sunday a special Day with the Beloved Savior of your soul; dress up as a family within your home and let nothing stop or hinder your time with Him. Don't be sloppy, lazy or lax on His Day! Show your honor and love towards Him with your whole heart and in all sincerity in the confines of your own home and He will indeed bless your heart and His Joy WILL overflow!

Phil. 4:4!

May this Lord's Day be a true blessing in light of this time of quarantine!

The Lord is at hand!

David

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Super Sunday, We're Goin' to Hear His Word!





We're Going to Hear His Word!
(1 Chron. 16:29, Psalm 29:2, 139:23, Phil. 4:4, 1 John 1:3-4)

We're Going to hear His Word! 
We're going to hear His Word!
Hallelujah preach it brother! 

We're Going to hear His Word! 

We're going to hear His Word!
We're Going to Hear His Word! 

Hallelujah preach it brother! 
We're going to hear His Word!

We gather in Thy presence, with joy and great laud
As we open, the precious ,Word of our God
Dear Spirit ETERNAL, the Lord of all that's true
Anoint our dear preacher, as he brings forth Thy Word

We're Going to hear His Word! 
We're going to hear His Word!
Hallelujah preach it brother! 

We're going to hear His Word!
We're Going to hear His Word!

Hallelujah preachit brother!
We're going to hear His Word!

Hear His Word!

Our hearts are before Thee as fields in planting time 
Ready for Thy working, O Spirit Divine 
Move us and change us to know Thy righteous paths 
And bring forth Thy harvest for Thy glory and Thy Name

We're Going to hear His Word! 
We're going to hear His Word!  
Hallelujah preach it brother! 
We're going to hear His Word!
 
We're Going to hear His Word! 
We're going to hear His Word!  
Hallelujah preach it brother! 
We're going to hear His Word!

Amen!





Friday, March 20, 2020

World History - Nimrod to the Anti Christ

Just a little over a century after the catastrophic judgment on Cain’s delusional and godless system by means of the Noahic flood, another godless system emerged on the face of the earth (Gen. 11:1-9). The descendants of Noah began to migrate from the mount Ararat and found the plains of Shinar in the Euphrates and Tigris region to build another city. The ruler and "Satan's choice vessel" to rule over the inhabitants" of this city with his godless system was Nimrod (Gen. 10:8-10). This man (Nimrod) had fully given himself over to a godless existence and sought to eradicate Almighty God from the hearts and minds of Noah's descendants,  thus opening himself up to Lucifer's godless agenda and rebellion. Babel, however, was like none other city built before it. The builders of this city sought not only to set up another delusional, godless system, but they introduced an “alternative creator” or substitute deity (“an abomination”) in the place of Almighty God (Rev. 17:2, 5).


From this Divine judgment and dispersion, the nations were born.

When the triune Godhead saw what was transpiring in the plains of Shinar (i.e., the city of Babel), in His grace and mercy He changed their common language to many different languages (tongues), creating a situation where people divided into various clans and tribes. Babel’s inhabitants were then scattered across the face of the earth (Gen. 10; 11:9). This event forestalled the result of a one-world godless state and postponed God’s judgment on this delusional system until a much later time in the future (Rev. 17:1-5; 18:3-5; 19:2). From this Divine judgment and dispersion, the nations were born (Gen. 10).

The Nations of the Earth were:

- Conceived in a concerted, godless rebellion (Gen 11:1-9, Rev. 17:5, Acts 17:26).

- Born (brought forth) in divine judgment (Gen 10, 11:1-9, Rev 17:5, Acts 17:26).

- Reared (raised) in godless unbelief and ignorance (Acts 17:26 -30, Rom 1:18-32, Eph. 2:1-3,11,4:17).


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Note: Only a small remnant of all the nations - from Babel to the end of the age - will place their faith and trust in Almighty God for salvation (Matt. 8:11, 25: 31-40, Luke 13:29, Rev. 7:13-17; 14, Isa. 60:1-3, Micah 4:1-3, Zech. 8:21-23, John 3:1:17, Rev. 21:22-27, 22:2). These (i.e., the saved of the nations) are the ones whom God foreknew while He spared the inhabitants of Babel from total destruction. In His grace and mercy He chose rather to "babble" their languages and scatter them throughout the world then a total eradicating judgment (note the commandment of Almighty God in Gen. 9:1) - Zech. 14:16; Matt. 25:31-34; Rev. 14:9-14; 21:24.
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As the rebellious inhabitants of Babel were scattered across the face of the earth, they took with them the godless, “alternative reality” and philosophy of the city of Babel (Rev. 17:1-5). As time passed, the nations became immersed and cemented in their godless cultures and philosophies, and they have reaped the horrific consequences of their godless practices unto this day (Acts 17:29-31, Rom. 1:18-32).

    This 'Babelology' of a godless politico-religious ideology and philosophy still dominates our world today....
Since Babel’s judgment some forty-two hundred years ago, people in the world today have been living in the aftermath of the “Babylonian unbelief and apostasy.” This "Babelology” of politico-religious ideology and philosophy still dominates our world today, and it has truly hampered Lucifer’s tyrannical designs for global worship and creation of a global fascist state under his sole, sovereign thumb (Rev. 14:8; 17:16-17; 18:2). Even now, events are transpiring that will soon make Satan’s grand and diabolical design a reality (2 Thess. 2:7; 1 John 4:3).

The Final Delusion of Desolation - 666

With the ongoing, exponential advancements in technology and media today, the language/ culture/ geography barriers that are restraining the global unification necessary for Lucifer’s godless, global state are eroding right before our very eyes. Global unification and a New World Order is not just a delusional “pipe dream” anymore - it is fast becoming a REALITY. We are at the very doorstep of Satan’s global, fascist state ruled by his lawless minion, the Anti-Christ (Dan. 2:41-43; 7:8, 19-21, 25; 2 Thess. 2:3-12; Rev. 13).

It is a fact of history that as societies, cultures and nations become more base (degenerate) and hardened against the living God, they become increasingly vulnerable to godless and demonic (evil) influences.

It is a fact of history that as societies, cultures, and nations become more base (degenerate) and hardened against the living God, they become increasingly vulnerable to godless and demonic (evil) influences. (Luke 4:5-6; Eph. 2:1-2; 6:12; 1 Tim. 4:1-2; Rev. 16:13-16). This trend is a driving force that is setting the stage even now for the world’s final showdown against Almighty God, His sovereign authority and ETERNAL reign on earth and in heaven. This final showdown is called the Battle of Armageddon (Psalm 2; Dan. 2:43-44; Joel 3:2; Zech. 14:2; Rev. 16:13-16). Once the Rapture of the Church takes place, Almighty God’s restraint will be removed (2 Thess. 2:3, 6-8). The dam - as it were - will be removed and the godless, base practices and the unbridled passions of man will be unleashed to flood the world with godlessness and lawlessness. As these awesomely turbulent times of global calamities come to pass, the world will look for a scapegoat. Feelings of anti-Semitism and hatred for Israel will intensify as never before (Matt. 24:12; Rev. 12:17).

As the Anti-Christ rises to power, he will seek to exalt himself overall and will accomplish his despotic goal (2 Thess. 2:2-4). He will use the massive devastation, the fallout from global wars and natural disasters inflicted on this earth by Almighty God to seize unlimited power and authority over all the earth (Rev. 13). The Beast (Anti-Christ) will seek to change the times and the seasons (Dan 7:25). He will seek to rewrite Almighty God’s ETERNAL spiritual and natural laws of creation and enact his own secular, godless agenda upon the masses of humanity. He will lead a global assault on Almighty God, decimate all ideologies tending toward truth, and eradicate the followers of Christ/ Messiah (God’s lovers of reality and truth) - Rev. 13:7; 17:12-17; Rom. 8:36.


This has always been Lucifer's agenda since the Garden of Eden. His desire has been to go "back to Babel" and insert his demonic minion and to rule over the physical and spiritual world.


The Anti-Christ will dissolve all nations and all national identity (cultural and social) and impose on the world his mark, his idol-image, and his will. In so doing he will cause ALL to worship both himself and his “father,” a.k.a. “Lucifer, the son of the morning” (Isa. 14:12); “that old serpent” (Rev. 12:9; Gen. 3:1-4); “a great red dragon” (Rev. 12:3-4); and “the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world” (Rev. 12:9). In this, his mad attempt, Anti-Christ will ULTIMATELY SUCCEED! (2 Thess. 2:4; Rev. 13:4, 8, 12, 16-18). This has always been Lucifer's agenda since the Garden of Eden. His desire has been to go "back to Babel" and insert his demonic minion and to rule over the physical and spiritual world (Isa. 14:12-15).
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Anti-Christ will impose on the world his mark, his idol-image and his will. In so doing he will cause all to worship both himself and his 'father,' a.k.a. Lucifer....

This vile act will indeed constitute great insanity. The whole world will reject their Creator to follow and worship this lawless one (Satan’s Anti-Christ) with great passion and zeal (Rev. 13:3, 8; 17:16, 17). They will do so with the veritable understanding that they are fully rejecting Almighty God and His saving grace for their lost souls (2 Thess. 2:10-12; Rev. 14:9-11). These doomed "Haters of Reality" will be quite willing to follow their delusion through to the end. They will be thus damned for all ETERNITY in Almighty God’s prison and “junkyard” called the Lake of Fire (Rev. 20:14-15). This fate would they choose rather than to repent and honor their Creator and Savior (2 Thess. 2:10-12; Rev. 9:20-21). This “Abomination of abominations”, which the world of that day will choose to worship, only brings these Haters of Reality to an absolute and ETERNAL desolation (Dan. 9:27; Matt 24:15, Rev. 14:9-11).

In the end - for a human being marred by Adam's fall - it is absolutely hopeless without Almighty God our Creator's saving solution.


6000 years of human history has overwhelmingly demonstrated that when Almighty God and His moral absolutes are left out of the mankind's "godless" equation: death, destruction, tyranny, violence, vice, greed, lawlessness, licentiousness, oppression etc. will reign supreme and knowingly or unknowingly they will be under the tyrannical domain of Lucifer and his fallen angels (Luke 4:6-7, Rom. 1:18-32, 5:12-21, Gal. 5:19-21, Eph. 2:1-2). In the end - for a human being marred by Adam's fall - it is absolutely hopeless without Almighty God our Creator's saving solution which is ONLY found in His Son Jesus Christ. He ALONE is the sole propitiation for ALL humanity (John 3:16-17, Acts 4:12, Rom. 5:12-21, 1 John 2:2).

My friend, if you know not the Savior, may you pray to see the ETERNAL picture and understand your desperate need for redemption and deliverance from your transgressions against your Creator. As these days intensify and enter into the horrific seven-year tribulation period which is at hand (Rom. 2:4, Rev. 6-19).

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

How Relative the Law of Moses Is and Its Divine Medical and Health Insights That Have Helped Our Day!







We may not understand why pandemics happen or the means by which God’s glory will ultimately be magnified through them.  However, I have found people very interested in how God protected the nation of Israel from contagious diseases and sicknesses through many of the commandments given by Moses in the Law.  No other nation around them had anything other than superstition, rituals, and often deadly traditions to deal with these things.  
God’s law includes regulations concerning cleanliness, health testing (inspections), quarantines, dietary restrictions, covering disease-causing refuse, sexual prohibitions, etc. all of which protected the health of the nation.  
Astoundingly these regulations about washing clothes upon which something died or breaking porous pots but putting brass pots in a hot fire and separation from potentially communicable diseases were centuries even millennia before modern science discovered bacteria, germs, and viruses.  
These regulations are evidence that our God created the world and knows far more about health and life than man.  I am attaching an article that I think will amaze you and maybe others at the wisdom of the all-knowing and eternal God.
 Medical Science and the Law of Moses
by Stephen Caesar
This article first appeared in FrontLine Jul/Aug 2000.
A common criticism of the Bible is that it is antiquated and thus no longer relevant to our modern world. Since it was written millennia ago in an unscientific age (the claim goes), it is of no use to us today except as an interesting piece of ancient Semitic mythology. This criticism collapses, however, when one looks closely at the Mosaic Law and its relation to the field of medicine.
While the cultures around him were awash in superstition, Moses left a legacy of unparalleled medical advancement. William R. Vis, M.D., a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians, states:
As a scientist, Moses rises above all other Biblical characters because of his stupendous knowledge of public health and hygiene. The safeguarding of the people Israel under the difficulties encountered should, perhaps, rank as the greatest achievement in all medical history.1
Dr. Vis uses leprosy as an example of Moses’ unique insight into preventing the spread of disease in ancient times, pointing out that the great lawgiver used techniques unknown to the medical profession until fairly recently:
To show how far Moses was ahead of modern society we need only to remind ourselves that the word quarantine originated in the fourteenth century when the Italian ports of Venice and Genoa first refused admission to immigrants who might be harboring [bubonic] plague and required them to stay on board for forty days—hence the word quarantine. Even in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries leprosy spread over southern Europe until the principles of Moses were re-enacted successfully. Moses disinfected the patient’s clothing [Lev. 13:47 ff.], bed, and even the house itself [14:34 ff.]. The leper was required to wear a covering (mask) upon his upper lip [13:45]. On occasion, the priest was requested to go outside of the camp to examine the suspect [13:46]—further to protect the populace.2
Dr. Edward Neufeld, Professor of Ancient Cultures at Fairleigh Dickenson University in New Jersey, expanded on this point in the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences:
Of great significance is the fact that “purification” techniques involved also the rinsing or burning of the garment of the diseased person, shaving the hair of the head, beard, and even the eyebrows (Lev. 14:8–9) and sterilization by means of fire (Lev. 13:55–58). Thus, in effect, the ways to fight communicable diseases were to destroy the germs, or prevent their being carried to healthy people. This leads us to the conclusion that although germs which directly cause certain infections and diseases were obviously unknown in those days, there was an awareness of the notion that some diseases were caused by the entry into the body of some infective agents.3
Other medical scientists have noticed the Pentateuch’s astoundingly modern outlook on health and hygiene. D. H. Trapnell, M.D., Consultant Radiologist at Westminster Hospital in London, observed:
One respect in which Jewish medicine was better than that of contemporary peoples was the remarkable sanitary code of the Israelites in Moses’ time. … The Jews, as a nation, might not have survived their time in the wilderness, or the many other vicissitudes through which they passed, without their sanitary “code.” It deals with public hygiene, water supply, sewage disposal, inspection and selection of food, and control of infectious disease. The most interesting thing about it is that it implies a knowledge which in the circumstances of the Exodus and the wilderness wanderings they could scarcely have discovered for themselves, e.g. the prohibition, as food, of pigs and of animals which had died natural deaths [Lev. 7:24], the burial or burning of excreta [Deut. 23:13Ex. 29:14], etc., and the contagious nature of some diseases. … In a number of respects the biblical outlook on the sick, and on health in general, has a bearing on modern medical practice, and is perhaps more up-to-date than is generally realized.4
Another physician who saw modern medical science in the Law of Moses was the late A. Rendle-Short, M.D., professor of surgery and lecturer in physiology at the University of Bristol in England, as well as Examiner and Hunterian Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons. Commenting on Deuteronomy 14:21, which prohibits eating the meat of an animal which has died of disease, Dr. Short observed; 
Today, if a butcher exposed an animal which had died of disease for sale in his shop he would be prosecuted under the Food and Drugs Act, because there is the possibility of conveying some germ infection or parasite. The law is the more noteworthy because thereby a considerable source of food supply is cast away as useless. Whence had the Biblical writer this insight, two or three thousand years in advance of his day?5
Regarding Leviticus 11:32–38, which underscores the necessity of clean water for hygienic purposes, he noted:
The importance of a clean water supply is one of the major discoveries of the modern public health services. It was only about fifty years ago [Dr. Short was writing in 1949] that it became recognized that typhoid fever in this country [Great Britain], cholera in India, bilharziasis in Egypt, and many other diseases, were spread principally by polluted water.6
The late physician further wrote:
Closely connected with the protection of the wells and springs is the safe disposal of sewage. Water-borne and fly-borne diseases, such as dysentery and enteric fever, have been the scourge of armies in the field even more than of stationary populations. In the South African [Boer] War the loss of life from these diseases was greater than from wounds. It was not till the Great War of 1914–1918 that effectual precautions were put into practice. Yet all through the centuries the remedy was ready to hand, if the generals had troubled to read their Bibles, and to observe the directions given for the disposal of excreta by burial (Deut. xxiii. 12–14).7
The Mosaic Law not only stressed protection of water from contamination, but food as well. Commenting on Numbers 19:15, which declares unclean any food container not sealed with a tight lid, Prof. Neufeld stated that
some care was taken to protect the food being prepared from surrounding contamination. Textual references to “open vessels” with no lids fastened down clearly indicate that pots with fastened-down lids were used during preparation and storage to protect food from insects and various contamination. In fact, an ingeniously constructed lid of the middle 8th century B.C. was unearthed by [Yigael] Yadin at Hazor.8
These facts are more than interesting in themselves; they also stand in marked contrast to the medical “science” of the pagan Egyptian milieu out of which Moses and the Israelites emerged. Without divine inspiration, the Egyptian-influenced author of the Pentateuch would have absorbed—or at least been heavily influenced by—the unscientific beliefs about medicine and health care held by the Egyptians. This, however, is not the case. The great archaeologist Dr. William F. Albright, late professor of Semitic Languages at the Johns Hopkins University and former Director of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem, pointed out, “it is clear that the religion of Israel revolted against virtually every external aspect of Egyptian religion, including the complex and grotesque iconography, [and] the dominion of daily life in the Nineteenth Dynasty by magic.”9
Prof. Neufeld similarly noted that the Pentateuch’s laws on purification and disease prevention do not reflect the beliefs of the cultures that surrounded Moses:
They presuppose a fairly well-developed system of hygiene. None of the known rituals of the ancient Near East, as illustrated in mythological texts, incantations, and descriptions of festivals, can be compared to the vast scope of detailed topics, extent of knowledge, systematic elaboration, and clear identification of spiritual “purity” with community responsibility, as exemplified in the textual materials of the Bible.10
Dr. M. R. DeHaan, who received his M.D. from the University of Illinois Medical School and was a practicing physician for many years before becoming an evangelical preacher, expands on this central point:
 Ask the question, since Moses was educated in all these [Egyptian] superstitions and primitive practices, how does it happen that he does not teach or recommend these remedies in his writings? Although he deals in detail and great length with diseases, the treatment of infections, leprosy, and running sores, yet the illusions, deceptions, gross errors, and superstitions concerning anatomy, physiology, pathology, and treatment of diseases as taught in the highest schools of learning in Egypt from which Moses was a graduate [Acts 7:22], are never taught or even suggested in the books of Moses. But instead the instructions Moses laid down for Israel were utterly at variance with the accepted practices of that day, and fully in harmony with modern-day scientific facts.11
Dr. Short similarly remarked:
It is not to be expected on ordinary grounds that a small secluded nation like the Hebrews, lately come out of the desert, would have any better ideas of health and disease than were current amongst a great settled civilization like that of Egypt. It is the more surprising, therefore, to find in the Old Testament the observations of disease so accurate, and the sanitary science so much in accord with modern knowledge.12
Given such advanced knowledge on the part of Moses (in contrast to the unscientific ignorance around him), Dr. Vis makes the following statement:
The medical knowledge imparted by Moses to the people of Israel stands out as a solitary scientific mountain peak above the barren centuries which had gone before and the period of darkness which followed. … Moses, then, should be ranked not only with the great law-givers of history but also with the very great names in sanitary science. In safeguarding Israel from pestilence and communicable diseases he was the first and greatest of hygienists.13
These facts go far in demonstrating that the Bible is not of mere human origin. If it were, the commands regarding health and hygiene found in the Mosaic Law would have been tainted by the biases, prejudices, and presuppositions of its author, who was born and raised in an era of pre-scientific ignorance and superstition. Whether the Pentateuch was a product of a man fleeing Egypt or of Jewish priests in exile in Babylon (as critics claim), the scientific facts it contains regarding health and medicine are so advanced and so completely unstained by pagan superstition and unscientific error that only a single conclusion can be reached about its origin—divine inspiration. Dr. Short commented that the medical principles in Moses’ writings
are so free from paganism or magic, are so simple, so scientific, so neglected for centuries only to be rediscovered within our own lifetime, so little likely to be due to the observation of a people as primitive as the Israelites, a thousand or fifteen hundred years before Christ, that we must surely conclude that the writers had a special revelation from God.14
Another titan in the field of modern medicine, the late Dr. Howard A. Kelly, concurred heartily. Dr. Kelly received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania (an Ivy League school) and served as associate professor of obstetrics at that same institution. He later became chairman of gynecological surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical School, and finally Emeritus Professor of Gynecological Surgery at that prestigious institution. He closed his extremely productive life as chief surgeon and radiologist at Howard A. Kelly Hospital in Baltimore, as well as the author of countless papers on medical science, particularly obstetrics and gynecology. This intellectual and medical giant once wrote:
I am sure that the Bible is the Word of God, with an assurance greater than all other convictions directing my course in this brief earthly pilgrimage. Above all those maxims regulating the practical relations of life born of experience, above those logical deductions from philosophical and scientific premises, I place the clear light of truth shining from the pages of the Bible. The Bible, the Word of God, is my one great guerdon on my homeward journey. … The Bible appeals to me strongly as a physician, because it is such excellent medicine; it has never yet failed to cure a single patient if only he took his prescription honestly. Whatever there is in civilization that is worth while rests on the Bible’s precepts. … Everywhere and in all its teachings the Bible claims to be the authoritative Word of God, and as such, I accept it.15

At the time of the original publication, Stephen Caesar was pursuing his master’s degree in anthropology/archaeology at Harvard University.
  1. William R. Vis, M.D., “Medical Science and the Bible,” in Modern Science and Christian Faith, 2nd ed. (Wheaton, IL: Van Kampen Press, 1950), 238. []
  2. Ibid., 244. [italics original] []
  3. Edward Neufeld, “Hygiene Conditions in Ancient Israel (Iron Age),” Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 25 (1970); reprinted in The Biblical Archaeologist Reader IV, Edward Campbell and David Freedman, eds. (Sheffield, England: The Almond Press, 1983), 171. []
  4. New Bible Dictionary, 3rd ed. (Leicester, England: Inter-Varsity Press, 1996), s.v. “Health, Disease and Healing.” []
  5. A. Rendle Short, M.D., Modern Discovery and the Bible, 2nd ed., rev. (London: Inter-varsity Fellowship, 1949), 120. []
  6. Ibid. []
  7. Ibid., 121. []
  8. Neufeld, op. cit., 162. []
  9. William F. Albright, From the Stone Age to Christianity, 2nd ed. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday Anchor Books, 1957), 270. []
  10. Neufeld, op. cit., 172. []
  11. M. R. DeHaan, M.D., Genesis and Evolution (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1962), 61. []
  12. Short, op. cit., 119. []
  13. Vis, op. cit., 249. []
  14. Short, op. cit., 123. []
  15. Howard A. Kelly, M.D., A Scientific Man and the Bible (Philadelphia: Sunday School Times Co., 1925), pp. 41, 54, 61. []
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