Saturday, April 16, 2022

Behold the Risen Lamb! Song and Meditation of the Resurrection!

Is the Resurrection a Reality to You? - He’s Alive for EVERMORE!
















This Easter many will go through the robotic motions of celebrating Easter without any possession of the REALITY of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. They will gather with loved ones, family and friends to color Easter eggs; have Easter egg hunts; eat baked ham, candy, and fine desserts; maybe watch a sporting event and perhaps even attend church for the first time since Christmas. All these things in themselves are harmless enough, but leave out the resurrection REALITY and all you have is ETERNAL vanity and darkness. This tragically, however, happens every year in a never-ending cycle of tradition and hypocrisy. Oh my friend, what is truly needed this Easter is a dose of the heavenly reality of Christ’s triumphant resurrection from the dead (John 4:24)!

The resurrection of Christ from the dead is the centerpiece of all time and ETERNITY. All depended on His resurrection and utter defeat of the tyranny of Death.

The resurrection of Christ from the dead is the centerpiece of all time and ETERNITY. All depended on His resurrection and utter defeat of the tyranny of Death (1 Cor. 15:55, Heb. 2:14-15, Rev. 1:18). Each and everyone who has put their trust in Jesus Christ for salvation - as taught in the Holy Scriptures - shall never be ultimately defeated, discouraged or disappointed (2 Cor. 1:9-10).

Oh, what joy to the trusting heart when the King of Fears (Death) is defeated (Col. 2:12-15; Rev. 20:14)! My dear friend, the Easter Bunny in all his "magical splendor" could never accomplish that! REALITY is so desperately needed in this hour not fairy tales and vain traditions that CANNOT deliver a man or woman's soul in that Day of ETERNAL judgment (Rev. 20:11-15, 22:15).

"O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Cor. 15:55-57)

"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. Believest thou this?" (John 11:25-26)

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead" (1 Peter 1:3)

"Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:8-11)

"Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification" (Romans 4:25)

This Easter, do you truly know the RESURRECTED Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior? He alone can deliver from the penalty of sin and the tyranny of death (John 3:16-17, Rom. 10:2-4, Rev. 1:5). Oh, to comprehend the REALITY of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead! It will change your life, and you will NEVER be the same!

Jesus said: "Fear not; I am the first and last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death" (Rev. 1:17-18)

As you sit around the dinner table with loved ones and friends this Easter, may you examine your hearts and minds to be sure that you are truly trusting in the saving grace of Almighty God and His Precious Son (Acts 16:29-31, Rom. 10:2-4, Eph. 2:8-9, 1 John 5:10-13). Examine what is taught in the Holy Scriptures for yourself and see (Eph. 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-23). May you truly be able to say with all of your heart, "I KNOW Him and the POWER of His Resurrection" (Philip. 3:10a)!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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Easter - The Greatest Victory of All!


My dear friends, the greatest Victory in all of FOREVER was wrought when Jesus Christ, the Messiah of Israel, Almighty God's PERFECT ETERNAL Son, our PERFECT Lamb, and propitiation, rose victorious from Death's inescapable prison hold and dealt Death its fatal death blow (Psalm 110:1, Phil 2:6-11, Heb. 1:2-3, 2:14-15, Heb. 7, Rev. 1:17-18, Rev. 5)! The power of Death has been crushed (Rev. 1:17-18)! The god of this world has been crushed (John 16:11, Rev. 20:10)! and ALL who place their trust in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior WILL find complete deliverance from sin's bondage and fatal wound (1 Cor. 15:53-57, Rom. 5:12-21, 6:23, 7:24-25, 8:1, 1 John 5:10-15). O my beloved, this Easter I cannot think of any greater word of hope for this fallen world in such an hour as ours! Jesus Christ has risen from the dead and offers pardon and ETERNAL LIFE to all who call upon His Name (John 3:16-17, 1 John 4:10, 5:10-15)!

My dear friends, greatest Victory in all of FOREVER was wrought when Jesus Christ, the Messiah of Israel, Almighty God's PERFECT ETERNAL Son, our PERFECT Lamb and propitiation rose victorious from Death's inescapable prison hold and dealt Death its fatal death blow!

Whatever this fallen demonically driven world throws at us or whatever happens on our way home, these adversaries can NEVER, EVER, EVER take away our LIFE which is ETERNAL and found in Almighty God's Son, Jesus Messiah (John 3:16-17, Rom. 8:28-39, Titus 1:2)

This Easter if you do not know the risen Lord Jesus as the Holy Scriptures truly teach then stop playing "Christian" and start playing real! And if you do know the risen Lord and Savior of your soul may you by faith be trusting in ALL of the wondrous promises that He has given us that can NEVER be taken away (2 Cor. 1:20, Titus 1:2, Heb. 6:18)! Who can hinder the child of Almighty God who understands and exercises by faith the ETERNAL POWER of an endless LIFE (2 Cor. 2:14, Phil 4:13 1 John 5:4)!

This world and its lust are passing away FOREVER but for those in Christ, our lives have only just begun!!! (1 John 2:15-17, Rev. 22:1-5)! Rejoice today in our RISEN and VITREOUS Savior!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!


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Friday, April 15, 2022

This Good Friday, Are You a Hider?

 

My dear friend, this Good Friday and Passion Week are you a hider? Are you one who hides from Almighty God in the cloak of demonic darkness (Gen. 3:6-11; John 3:19-21; Eph. 2:1-3)? Are you hiding in your traditions, family, culture, political party, skin color, "good" works, vices, social justice crusades, career, global movements, conservatism, liberalism, marxism, religiousness, abortion rights, pro-life passions, greeds, creeds, violence, gangs, humanitarian institutions, genders, sports, movies, etc., etc.? Dear friend, if so,, what are you hiding in that will keep you from coming to the ETERNAL Light of Almighty God your ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator, who so loved you that He came forth from Heaven's glory to die for your sins and transgressions (Isa. 53, John 1:1-12; Heb. 1:2-3; 1 John 4:10)

In these EXPONENTIALLY growing evil days, Almighty God is calling out to you to come out of hiding and come into the ETERNAL LIGHT of His RIGHTEOUS Presence!

In these EXPONENTIALLY growing evil days, Almighty God is calling out to you to come out of hiding and come into the ETERNAL LIGHT of His RIGHTEOUS presence (John 3:19-21). Oh, my dear friends, I was once a hider and I ran from the Lord because I loved my darkness, but in Almighty God's grace and mercy He came after me until I saw my hiding place for what it was (John 3:19-21; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; 2 Cor. 5:17-21, Eph. 2:1-14)! Oh the liberty and freedom that comes from coming out of the demonic darkness of ETERNAL DEATH into ETERNAL LIFE in JESUS (Eph. 2:1-14)! Dear friends, it will be 30 years this October that Almighty God delivered me ETERNALLY from my hiding place and my death and I am here to tell you that LIFE and LIGHT in Christ are ETERNALLY superior to a life hiding in darkness, death and sin! If you are a hider, I want to challenge you to come to the LIGHT of RIGHTEOUSNESS and see for yourself and place your ETERNAL trust in Jesus for your ETERNAL deliverance and salvation! This Good Friday day will you come to the LIGHT of RIGHTEOUSNESS and to Almighty God's RIGHTEOUSNESS Lamb and Savior (Isa. 53, 1 Cor. 5:21, 1 John 2:2)? May it be so my dear friend if you have not already!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, MARANATHA!

DJP I.F.

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Messiah in the Passover!

What Man is This? Our Passover Lamb! - A Song Set to Greensleeves

  




What Man is This? 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

















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

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

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

This abode is where the spirits of just and unjust men awaited (some excitedly, while the majority horrifically!

Sheol, the abode of the dead, which is in the center of the earth (Matt. 12:40, 1 Peter 3:19) is made up of two compartments. One called Sheol Hell, the other Sheol Paradise (Luke 16:22-31). Between these two realms is a great fixed gulf which neither side can cross (Luke 16:26). These two realms are FOREVER separated by the personal acts of belief and unbelief in the cross-work of Jesus Christ (John 3:16-21; 36; 8:24, Rev. 22:11). Sheol Hell is where the unredeemed and unregenerate spirits of man from Cain unto the last unsaved individual of time awaits for their ETERNAL sentence in the Lake of Fire coming up at the end of time (Rev. 20:11-15). Sheol Paradise is where the redeemed from Adam to the thief on the cross await for the completion of Christ’s redemptive and atoning work on the cross (Eph. 4:8-10, 1 Peter 3:19, 4:6).

Between these two realms is a great fixed gulf which neither side can cross. These two realms are FOREVER separated by the personal acts of belief and unbelief in the cross-work of Jesus Christ.

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

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

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

He has risen indeed!

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

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

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

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

"I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death." (Rev. 1:18)

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?" (John 11:25-26).

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

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.








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Sunday, April 10, 2022

A Simple Question For All Of Us To Answer

 

Ask yourself this very simple question. How can an 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.

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