Thursday, March 18, 2021

Randy Rhoads Remembered 39 Years After His Death - A Biblical Perspective

Many out there in the Christian blogosphere might be wondering why I am posting on this topic? The thought that might be ringing through people's heads being, "What does Randy Rhoads have to do with biblical Christianity or prophetic events?" Well… my dear friends let me fill you in... and be a little personal.

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Randy Rhoads who was the original guitarist of Quiet Riot in the ’70s and then came to stardom and the height of notoriety as Ozzy’s… yes… Ozzy's guitarist! It is absolutely amazing how time flies. I cannot believe it has been 39 years since his March 19th plane crash! To this day I have NEVER forgotten that anniversary. There has always been something about Randy and his untimely death that still haunts me and his person that has had a very special place in my heart. I cannot explain it. I know it sounds odd and corny (especially to believers) but that is my past, what can I say? Before I came to Christ in 1992, I myself was lock stock and barrel sold into the music industry and a huge cultic follower of Ozzy Osbourne and the rock culture. You could say that I definitely sold my soul to Rock n Roll. I played guitar and played in several bands and all that knew me knew that I greatly admired Randy Rhoads. For what it is worth even my guitar was black with white pock - a – dots! Yes! I was a huge follower.

To this day I have NEVER forgotten that anniversary. There has always been something about Randy and his untimely death that still haunts me and his person that has had a very special place in my heart. I cannot explain it.

To all of us who were (me) and are into the music industry or followed it, Randy Rhoads was a guitar god and a legend. His guitar playing changed all the rules and techniques of his day and brought a more technical, professional and classical approach and style to the rock genre. Randy’s playing and genius in applying guitar scales were unique. Randy was very passionate in his playing and rooted and grounded in music theory and the list goes on. In light of all the rock’s guitarists, none has ever moved, motivated, inspired and has been more beloved by an industry than Randy Rhoads. Tragically on March 19th 1982, Randy was killed in a plane crash cutting short his life and his guitar genius. His tragic death left a GAPING VOID in the rock world of that day which has NEVER been filled. The daily countless thoughts of Randy’s fans and admirers ponder and wonder, oh… what could have been and why him? They continually ring throughout the music world even today 39 years later!! Unlike the majority of all rock guitarists in that filthy industry; arrogant, proud, haughty, narcissistic and lewd, Randy was very different.

His unique and humble personality has stood out in a narcissistic and opportunist industry and that has left a greater legacy than the genius of his wondrous guitar playing.
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In the later months of his life, Randy became highly admired and respected not for just his playing and total professionalism, but for being the complete opposite of those in the rock industry and world. As a 14-year-old boy that is what I admired the most about Randy. I could identify with him on that. Randy was humble, kind, caring and considerate and totally not a poser. He was – as silly as this might sound to some - a role model in a godless and decadent world which kids so desperately wanted. He loved to teach guitar and loved his family very much. Many have been greatly influenced by Randy, not just for his playing but for the kind of person that he was. His unique and humble personality has stood out in a narcissistic and opportunist industry and that has left a greater legacy than the genus of his wondrous guitar playing.

Randy’s upbringing according to his brother Kelle and his beloved mother was that of a strong “Lutheran” Christian rearing and after years of rebelling against those foundational teachings from his youth, Randy’s conscience was beginning to convict him of being a part of that lifestyle.
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It has been told by many including Randy’s mother, brother Kelle, Rudy Sarzo and Ozzy himself that Randy in the last year or so of his life wanted OUT of the godless, drug-induced rock industry to further a musical career as a classical guitarist. As told by many Randy did not drink or do drugs which is unheard of in that decadent and godless society. It is also said that Randy had become very serious in his personality and that touring with Ozzy had really changed him. I truly believe that the life in that godless industry was beginning to turn his stomach and he wanted out. I personally know (by personal experience) that at the age of 24 (not that I was ever at Randy’s level or sphere) I could not be a part of it anymore and adhere to my conservative “religious Christian” upbringing. I believe that this is what Randy might have been thinking near the end of his life. What is most mysterious and an important insight is that on the night before Rhoads' death, Sharon Osbourne stated that Randy said to her: "I don't think I want to be a rock 'n' roller anymore". Why would Randy ever make that statement at the height of his fame unless he saw what that industry was all about?  Randy’s upbringing according to his brother Kelle and his beloved mother was that of a strong “Lutheran” Christian rearing and after years of rebelling against those foundational teachings from his youth, Randy’s conscience was beginning to convict him being a part of that godless lifestyle. Randy’s Brother Kelle had shared that touring and playing with Ozzy was causing conflict in his mind due to his upbringing. Who knows? Out on the road away from friends and family, one is more open to evaluating one’s life and what it all means. The big lights of fame and the countless concerts of fans praising you after a while do not seem to satisfy one anymore (Eccl.). There comes a time in one's life that one looks outside of themselves for the TRUE meaning of our existence here in time.

What is most mysterious and an important insight is that on the night before Rhoads' death, Sharon Osbourne stated that Randy said to her: "I don't think I want to be a rock 'n' roller anymore".

One begins to think and evaluate who one is; what is the meaning of life, reflecting on one’s past and upbringing and in the fear of one’s accountability to Almighty God (Job 28:28, Prov. 1:7). All of Ozzy’s drunken, drug-induced lifestyle, demonic cross waving and anti-biblical personality had to affect Randy. It went against all that he was taught growing up and night after night of it must have finally come to ahead. It must have been then that Randy shared with Sharon that he wanted out of Rock n Roll after doing it since his early teens. Many of these private ponderings and thoughts individuals keep to themselves as they wrestle with them in their hearts ever seeking to justify them or objectively condemning them. If this was the case with Randy I do not know, it might have been. Whatever the case with Randy there was a change taking place in his life and people saw it. The rest, unfortunately, is a great mystery and that is what hooks people till this day about Randy Rhoads, the countless thoughts of the unknown and the thoughts of what would have been.

One begins to think and evaluate about whom one is; what is the meaning of life, reflecting on one’s past and upbringing and in the fear of one’s accountability to Almighty God.

The thought that I want to share about this anniversary is that no matter who we are or what we are or the manner of our living whether good or evil, in the end, we ALL will give an account to our Creator in that Last Day (Matt. 7:21-23, Rev. 20:10-15). Almighty God is perfectly RIGHTEOUS in ALL that He allows and does not allow in this fallen world (Gen. 18:25, Rom. 3:5). Whether Randy Rhoads had a saving relationship to Jesus Christ in spirit and truth at the end of his life is unknown (John 4:24, 14:6, Acts 4:12, Rev. 21:27). Tragically Randy’s followers on this 39th anniversary all will picture him to be in “heaven”, a “heaven” which is after THEIR OWN subjective fallen design and delusional reality. My dear friend’s it is IN DEATH that our ETERNAL sobering summons to stand before our ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator Almighty God to give an account for what we have done in our bodies in this fallen world is called (2 Chron. 19:7, Eccl. 3:17, 12:13-14, Heb. 9:27). We do not want to pretend with our fallen delusional reasoning that we in our own deeds are ABSOLUTELY PERFECT and RIGHTEOUS to stand before our Creator. For who is there that EVER lived (virtuous or vile) that has NOT TRANSGRESSED against Almighty God's ETERNAL PERFECT RIGHTEOUS ABSOLUTES (John 3:36, Rom. 3:23)? My dear friend, REALITY is desperately needed in this hour and day, for we will all give an account, maybe even tonight perhaps to Almighty God (Rom. 14:12, 1 Peter.4:5). We do not know when our hour will be at hand but we must be ready! ETERNITY is always before us (Job, 27:8, Prov. 10:2, 27:1, Luke 12:19-20, Rev. 20:11-15)!

Almighty God is perfectly RIGHTEOUS in ALL that He allows and does not allow in this fallen world. Whether Randy Rhoads had as saving relationship to Jesus Christ in spirit and truth at the end of his life is unknown.

Almighty God has made ETERNAL provision in His dear and precious Son Jesus Christ for the transgressions of the ENTIRE world, which includes YOU and ME (John 3:16-17, 1 Peter 3:18, 1 John 2:2, 4:10)! That is the REALITY that we as individuals most desperately need to comprehend and understand. May I my dear friend ask you this VERY sobering and pertinent question? How can YOU or I (TRANSGRESSORS of Almighty God’s PERFECT LAW) ever stand before Almighty God our Creator who is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT (RIGHTEOUS)? How can we EVER enter into His PERFECT and HOLY Heaven (Isa. 53:6, 64:6, Rom. 7:24-25, Rev. 21:27)? My dear friends, we NEVER can (Rom. 3:23). It is ABSOLUTELY HOPELESS without God's PERFECT Lamb (John 1:29, 1 Peter 3:18-19, Rev. 1:5). We are in a horrific and desperate NEED for Divine propitiation and a Savior (Rom. 7:24-25, 1 John 2:2, 4:10). My dear friends, it is when one places their absolute trust IN Jesus Christ that individuals transgressions are forgiven and removed and the RIGHTEOUSNESS of Christ – who died in our stead - is transferred unto us (Rom. 4:5, 5:8)! It is IN Christ where our RIGHTEOUSNESS is found alone not in anything we ever can do (Rom. 7:24-25, 10:2-4, Titus 3:5)!

We are in a horrific and desperate need for Divine propitiation and a Savior.

My dear friends as millions reflect on the 38th anniversary of the tragedy of Randy’s death, may we look OUTSIDE of the box of this fallen and temporal world to see the ETERNAL in light of this little temporal life here on planet earth. My dear friends, it is all about ETERNITY, will YOU be ready?

Almighty God is absolutely just in all that He does and allows. He has allowed and used Randy’s tragic death to get people’s attention and to teach us all just how brief, frail, tragic and temporal our little existence truly is here on planet earth. The question that we must ask ourselves is will we pay FULL attention? Whether Randy in the last days of his life came to know Jesus Christ as his personal Savior no one knows, but Almighty God PERFECTLY gave him every opportunity to do so, just as He is doing for all alive on planet earth at present (John 16: 8-11, Rom. 2:4). No one will EVER die without having every opportunity to hear the SAVING Gospel of Jesus Christ. For, in the END, it is OUR own personal freewill that will make our ETERNAL decision (John 1:12, 3:16-17, Acts 16:29-31). In the GRACE and MERCY of Almighty God, I have personally made my decision. Though I wrestled with Almighty God for years He wondrously in His ETERNAL love and kindness gave me some time to beat my drum and to exhaust all of my delusional thinking (Rom. 2:4). In the end, Almighty God showed me how desperately I needed Him and how gracious to me He truly was. I have received Jesus Christ and His ETERNAL saving solution for me - a transgressor and sinner - and I have NEVER looked back (John 1:12, 2 Cor. 5:17-21, Eph. 2:1-10)! How could any look back? You see I can absolutely identify with Randy's life, not that I ever lived on his level, but our lives were very similar. The lifestyle of that industry may be enjoyable for a season, but there is no way anyone can find fulfillment in it let alone serve Almighty God in it. Almighty God is calling OUT any who will hear His voice and have an ear to hear (Matt. 13:18-23, Mark 4:9). Do YOU have an ear to hear? That is the ETERNAL question at hand.

Almighty God is absolutely just in all that He does and allows. He has used Randy’s tragic death to get people’s attention and to teach us all just how brief, frail, tragic and temporal our little existence truly is here on planet earth.

Whatever choice Randy made about his ETERNITY if he could tell us anything he would communicate to all that loved him how desperately crucial it is for one to have Almighty God's ETERNAL pardon and redemption found ONLY in Jesus Christ - pro or con (John 3:16-17, 36, 11:25-26, Rev. 20:11-15, 21-22:1-5). My friends, I am sure many will misunderstand this post and be enraged. They will NOT be objective and evaluated it based on the REALITIES of Almighty God’s Word, but it is my sincere desire that at least one out of the millions will consider the WONDERFUL saving grace of Almighty God. For, in the end, that is what this life and brief existence on planet earth is all about! It's up... TO... YOU... to choose. What will it be?

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.


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EXPONENTIAL Tribulation Will Bring Out the EXPONENTIAL Worst of Fallen Mankind - The Day of the Lord
















In light of our national coronavirus epidemic, we see the national inconvenience placed on us and to some, it has brought out the worst of them and to some the best of them. But in light of all past catastrophic events, we today - in light of the coronavirus as Americans - still have many freedoms and liberties here in America to keep us content during this time; and there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. No doubt much good can be found in such times, however as time goes on and as pressures, resources, and supplies EXPONENTIALLY diminish; abundant tribulation of any kind will eventually dissipate all the good of a fallen man, and manifest the absolute worst of his fallen nature; and that of mankind's, as 6000 years of world history has abundantly shown us (Gen. 6, Lev. 26:29, 2 Kings 6:28-29, Matt. 15:16-20, Rom. 1:18-31, Gal. 5:19-21, Rev. 9:20-21; 16:9-11).

Abundant tribulation of any kind will eventually dissipate all the good of an unregenerate man and manifest the absolute worst of his fallen nature, and that of mankind's as history has abundantly shown us!

However, to put things in a Biblical perspective; this present day global coronavirus crisis is absolutely nothing in light of what will be in the not so distant future (Rev. 6-19). For the absolute WORST of mankind will be revealed after the Rapture of the Church (Matt. 24:22; 2 Thess. 2:3-12, Rev. 9; 13;16); and because of a Christless global setting after the Rapture of the Church; mankind's fallen, unrepentant, unregenerate and defiant hearts will harden to the point of no return and manifest the EXPONENTIAL worse of all fallen humanity since the fall of our parents Adam and Eve (Gen. 3; 6; Matt. 24; 2 Thess. 2:10-12, Rev. 9:20-21; 16:9-11).

As Pharaoh of old and instead of looking into Almighty God's perfect mirror of RIGHTEOUSNESS, they will seek a scapegoat and a villain for their entire calamity!

The horrific EXPONENTIAL cata-clysmic events of the seven-year tribulation period will manifest and bring to the forefront humanity"s utter hatred and disdain for their ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator and His ETERNAL LOVING sovereignty (Rom. 1:18-32, Rev. 9:20-21). As these EXPONENTIAL global events intensify, the world will outwardly manifest their ever hardening position towards Almighty God; by their godless deeds and war against His redeemed of that time after the Rapture (Dan. 7:21, Matt. 25:41-46; 2 Thess. 2:8-12, Rev. 9:20-21, 13:7, 16:11; 19:11-21). These will become absolutely callus, cold, hateful, unfeeling and violent towards one another (Matt. 24:12, 2 Tim. 3:1-7). Self-preservation and individual survival during this time will make men violate and transgress Almighty God's absolutes and moral laws to places which they though never imagined. Instead of repenting and crying out for Almighty God’s mercy and pardon, these will continually harden their hearts as Pharaoh of old and instead of looking into Almighty God's perfect mirror of RIGHTEOUSNESS and repent, they shall ETERNALLY perish (Psalm 19:7, Matt. 25:41,46, John 3:16-17; 8:24; Acts 4:12; 17:24-31, Rom. 10:2-4, Rev. 20:10-15).

Oh, my dear friends, Our ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS LOVING Creator and God desires none to die in their trespasses and sins; I don't know how to say anything more wonderful to anyone than that!

 I ETERNALLY LOVE YOU this much!
Oh, my dear friends, Our ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS LOVING Creator and God desires none to die in their trespasses and sins (Matt. 18:11, Luke 19:10, John 3:16-17, 1 Tim. 2:2-3, 1 John 4:10); I don't know how to say anything more wonderful to anyone than that! He sent His ETERNAL Son to be your Lamb, Propitiation, Savior, and LIFE (John 1:29; 3:16-17; 10:10; 14:6; 1 John 4:10). Dear friends, How hard is it to see that this fallen world, which absolutely excludes its RIGHTEOUS Creator, is an EXPONENTIAL disaster globally because of it (Gen. 6, Matt. 6:13, Rom. 1:18-32; 3, 2 Cor. 4:3-4, Eph. 2:1-2, Heb. 2:14-15, 1 John 5:19)! Again, my dear friends, Almighty God has an ETERNAL purpose in LOVE for you and a GLORIOUS ETERNAL FUTURE for you in RIGHTEOUSNESS; don't be a fool in your pride and side with the lawless one and die in your sins (John 3:16-17; 8:44, Rom. 1:18-32, 1 Cor. 2:9, Rev. 21)! Jesus SAVES all who call on Him! If you know Him not, may you do so! You will NEVER be the same!

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


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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The Four Horsemen MUST Ride America!!













Jesus stated - quite plainly - that all of these events MUST come to pass in the future (Matt 24). All the signs today point to this time and hour when the final outworking of godless lawlessness (iniquity) would engulf the entire world (Matt.24:12, 2 Thess. 2:3-12). There is absolutely nothing at present that can hinder this final lawless consumption of the world and the foretold global empire of Lucifer's anti-Christ and operation "666" (2 Thess. 2:7-12, Rev. 13). To believe otherwise is to be "anti-Christ" its self and the height of delusion and folly (1 John 2:19-23).  

The Four Horsemen MUST ride... and no present-day "conservative movement" will stop them from their EXPONENTIALLY DESTRUCTIVE global ride and rampage!

Mankind has exhausted ALL of its avenues and efforts and as we have seen first hand here in America that we as a nation have NOT gotten better but EXPONENTIALLY more lawless and morally and spiritually depraved! My dear friends... the Four Horsemen MUST ride... and no present-day "conservative movement" will stop them from their EXPONENTIALLY DESTRUCTIVE global ride and rampage (Rev. 6)! We are seeing nationally the EXPONENTIAL disintegration of the rule of law right before our very eyes and once America implodes at the Rapture; what then for this world? 
Do NOT be deceived today! Almighty God cries out to ALL Americans today, Repent and be saved for the Kingdom of Heaven is truly at hand (Acts 4:12, 16:29-31, 17:29-31, 1 Tim. 2:3-6)!

It will be just after the Rapture of the Body of Christ (i.e., the Church), that the "Day of the Lord" (the Seven Year Tribulation period) will commence with the opening of the "first seal" by the Lamb of Almighty God and the riding of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse will begin; and WOE! WOE! WOW! to the inhabitants of the earth in that day (Rev. 6)!

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There is absolutely nothing at present that can hinder this final lawless consumption of global 666.

Almighty God’s Day of wrath is truly at hand (Rev 6-19)! An objective evaluation of the global climate and conditions of our hour truly testifies to this very sobering reality. One must ask himself, “Will I hold on to my delusional subjective earthly perception or will I let go of my subjective establish perspective and have FAITH in Almighty God and His Word?” To comprehend this day and hour one MUST absolutely possess an objective Heavenly and ETERNAL perception of our day and sees the realities of it through a biblical lens. My friend unless you are regenerated by faith in Jesus Christ (born again) as Jesus stated, you can NOT see, yet comprehend the Kingdom of God, let alone the coming Kingdom of Heaven and hour in which they live in. You will remain imprisoned in the delusional fantasy of make-believe and changed in your darkened mind (2 Thess. 2:9-12).
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As the great American experiment is coming to a horrific conclusion what hope is there for any American in this present evil world?
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As the great American experiment is coming to a horrific conclusion, what hope is there for any American in this present evil world? As our Founding Fathers warned us of what would be when immorality and godlessness reign. May the American people look objectivity outside of this world’s limited confines to a place of absolute security and assurance, that place is none other than the heavenly throne room of Almighty God (Rev. 4, 5). Access is ONLY granted by a saving relationship to Almighty God through His Son, Jesus Christ (John 3:16-17, Gal. 1:4, Eph. 2:8-9). When one places their trust in Almighty God’s saving solution and remedy in spirit and truth (John 4:24), God will save (deliver) that one from the limited, temporal confines of this fallen world and race (Rom. 5:12-19, Gal. 1:4). (SEE CHART)

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.


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Monday, March 15, 2021

An Image -Take This World and ETERNALLY Give Me JESUS!








Beloved, in light of an EXPONENTIALLY lawless world; a Godly ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE is worth an ETERNAL number of words (Col. 3:1-4)! Compare the image above with the selected Bible verses in this biblical image Bible study!

Take this dying world and give me JESUS!

Beloved, take this vain, temporal, lawless, filthy, godless, dying evil world and give me ETERNALLY JESUS!

Psalm 14; John 3:16-17;36; Rom. 1:18-32; Gal. 1:4; Eph. 2:1-14; 1 John 2:15-17; 4:10! 

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Today is the Lord's Day - Rejoice in ALL That is the Lord - Phil. 4:4!

Beloved, today is the Lord's Day, REJOICE in ALL that is the Lord! Rejoice FOREVERMORE that Jesus LOVES us and that He is the RISEN ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS KING and SAVIOR of your very soul and that He is GREATER in you than the fallen demonic thug of this fallen world (1 John 4:4)! This fallen world may reject Jesus, but we as His blood bought saints, rejoice in Him truly with thankful hearts as our LORD and KING!

REJOICE in the GREAT I AM ALWAYS, and again I say REJOICE!

The world and its crisis settings may fluctuate and change, but the LORD Jesus NEVER WILL and NEVER can (Num. 23:19; Psalm 102:27, Isa. 41:4; 44:6; 48:12, Mal. 3:6; John 1;1-3; Heb. 1:2-3;6:17-18; 13:8; Rev. 1:8; 22:13;16)! What stability in such testing times (Psalm 62:2, Matt. 7:24-25; Rom. 8:26-39; 1 Cor. 15:58 )! Adjust, relax, rejoice and count it ALL joy that we are the redeemed of the Savior and He is our ETERNAL inheritance and we His (Gen. 15:1;  Psalm 16:5-11; Matt. 13:45-46, Eph. 1:1-2 Col. 3:1-4; James 1:2- 8; Rev. 22:1-5)! Enjoy this Lord's Day for indeed our precious Jesus is at hand!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.