Friday, December 1, 2023

The Christmas Song and Video - The Most Wondrous Story of All!

A Merry Maranatha and a Merry Christmas to You!

Beloved, I love Christmas and all the wondrous Bible verses of hope! Just before the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ despair was an epidemic and hopelessness super abounding! For those who trusted in the Lord in such oppressive days, their hope was a burning fire within their hearts that kept them fresh and vibrate! Anna and Simeon and the Wise men of old were great witnesses of hope in such dark days (Matt. 2:12; Luke 2:25-40)!

Anna and Simeon and the Wise men of old were great witnesses of hope in such dark days!

Today is no different! Our nation is at the EXPONENTIAL crossroads and what will be in the next six weeks has millions of Americans scared, uncertain and horrified! The great hope today for the redeemed of Jesus is that Jesus is coming again! He is first coming for His bride at the Rapture; the redeemed in RIGHTEOUSNESS (John 14:3; Rom. 10:2-4; Gal. 1:4; Eph. 2:1-14, Col. 1:26-27; Titus 2:12-14; 1 John 4:10); then to rule the world at the end of the Great Tribulation (Dan. 2:43-45; 7:13-14; Matt. 24; 1 Thess. 1:9-10; 2 Thess. 2:10-12; Rev. 19:11-21)! The bottom line today is that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, and to this end Jesus taught his disciples to pray and to watch for (Matt. 9-13; 24)

As we wish each one a Merry Christmas in the Lord this Christmas season, may we also encourage each believer in Jesus with a Merry Maranatha!

During this Christmas season, we have every assurance that Jesus will come again at the end of the age for His Bride just as He said; because His first coming prophetic promises ALL came to be (John 14:1-3)! As we wish each one a Merry Christmas in the Lord this Christmas season, may we also encourage each believer in Jesus with a Merry Maranatha (Come our Lord - 1 Cor.16:22) as well! For indeed He is coming for His Bride!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand! Merry Maranatha!

DJP I.F.

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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Christmas - Christ's First Coming Proves He's Coming Again! Do You Believe This?










Dear friends, the Lord Jesus' first coming overwhelmingly confirms the Rapture and His GLORIOUS Second Coming (Gen. 22:18; Isa. 7:14; 9:6-7; 11:1; Jer. 23:5-6; Matt. 3:1-3; Mark 1:14; Luke 3:1-6; John 1:14; Gal. 4:4; Heb. 10:4-9; Rev. 12:1-5)! If ALL of the prophecies of old, ALL came to pass at Christ's birth and first coming; then it should be a great comfort and overwhelming witness to all, that ALL of the prophecies of the Rapture and Second Coming will indeed also come to pass as well! Yet how many so called Christians reject outright these two crucial teachings of what will be in the not so distant future (Matt. 24; John 14:3; 1 Cor. 15:51-57, 1 Thess. 4:13-18, Rev. 19:11-21)! Our day is EXPONENTIAL in every facet of our global society and demonic deception EXPONENTIAL (Matt. 24:1-4; John 8:44; Eph. 2:1-2; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; 1 John 5:19)!

 Demonic influence, deception and darkness saturates this present world, but the Christmas message is an ETERNAL GLORIOUS LIGHT shining forth out of the hearts of those who know Jesus in RIGHTEOUSNESS and from the RIGHTEOUS Word of Almighty God!

Demonic influence, deception and darkness saturates this present world, but the Christmas message is an ETERNAL GLORIOUS LIGHT shining forth out of the hearts of those who know Jesus in RIGHTEOUSNESS and from the RIGHTEOUS Word of Almighty God (Matt. 5:14-16, John 17:17; 1 Thess. 5:4-5)! Indeed ALL of the promises in God are YES and AMEN (Psalm 138:2, John 14:2; 2 Cor. 1:20, Rev. 22:13)!

This Christmas; do you personally know the Lord Jesus Christ in the PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS He requires (John 1:12; 3:16-17; 1 John 4:10)? The Lord Jesus desires to be born in your heart to out work HIS-Story in you; to be a burning light in you to a dark and dying world (John 1:12; 3:3-7, Eph. 2:1-14; 2 Cor. 5:17-21)!

As the Lord Jesus came the first time; He is INDEED coming the second time! All events are EXPONENTIAL today and all signs say it's go time!

Merry Christmas and a Merry Maranatha to ALL in Christ Jesus!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Simeon Was Waiting! How About You?



















Dear friends, two thousand years ago, Simeon was "waiting" for His Savior's first advent (Luke 2:25)! This same word "waiting" is used in (Titus 2:13), Looking" for the blessed hope!

Simeon was "waiting" with all eager anticipation and expectancy, "looking" for the Messiah to come, longing for the Messiah to come, eagerly expecting His first coming! Oh dear friends, how many believers in this same Jesus today look with all eager anticipation and expectancy like Simeon did 2000 years ago, not for  Messiah's first coming but for His return for His Body in the clouds? Tragically, not too many.

Simeon was "waiting" with all eager anticipation and expectancy, "looking" for the Messiah to come, longing for the Messiah to come, eagerly expecting His first coming!

Simeon knew that Messiah's first coming would be soon for two simple reasons. Firstly, Simeon studied the Holy Scriptures and knew from the Daniel 9:24-26 prophecy that the Messiah would present Himself to Israel around 30 A.D.,  plus or minus a few years (he didn’t measure time by B.C. or A.D. back then) and knew that Messiah would be cut off for his (Simeon's) sins and for the sins of the whole world (Isa. 53, John 3:16-17). My friends, now add 483 years (69 weeks) to 445 B.C. (the command to rebuild the temple in Nehemiah’s day) and that will bring you approximately to 30 A.D. This amazing prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus Messiah presented Himself as the King to Israel on Palm Sunday, the Sunday before the Passover (Matt. 2:1-11).

He was given a personal prophecy by the Holy Spirit that he would SEE the Messiah his Lamb and ETERNAL Atonement before he would see death!
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Simeon had the sure Word of Almighty God and the Daniel 9:24-26 prophecy to go by in his very trying day, but he also had a very personal prophecy which made the coming of the Messiah even more imminent. He was given in verse 26 a personal prophecy by the Holy Spirit that he would SEE the Messiah, his Lamb and ETERNAL Atonement (Isa 53, Dan. 9:26, 1 John 2:2, 4:10) before he would see death (Isa. 53, Dan. 9:26, Rom. 6:23)! Simeon at this time was an old man and he knew that this event (the seeing of the Consolation of Israel; his Messiah) would be very soon! Oh, what great expectation and joy-filled Simeon's heart at this time when he was at the end of his life and lived in the days of Roman oppression. Simeon would personally see face to face his Consolation and Savior, who was his EXCEEDINGLY GREAT joy, hope, and expectation (Psalm 62:5, 130:5)!

The godly Jews were looking for a Messiah who would bring comfort to Israel. They were looking for a Comforter, One who could help them in their time of distress.

Now, I’m interested in the title Simeon uses for the Messiah here, “the Consolation of Israel.” The word “consolation” means comfort. It is used in 2 Cor. 1:3, referencing the God of ALL comfort! This word is used in Rom. 15:4-5, which speaks of the comfort the Holy Scriptures (Almighty God's precious Word) bring to the believing heart! This word is used also in Hebrews 6:18, to encourage the believing heart of Almighty God's two unchangeable TRUTHS, which brings ETERNAL HOPE to the child of God in this very changeable world! Lastly, there is also a closely related word in the Greek, which is used of the Holy Spirit's ministry to us as the Comforter!

Simeon and Anna and a very small remnant of godly Jews were looking for the Messiah with GREAT EXPECTATION to bring comfort to them and to the people of Israel (Luke 1-2). These were looking for a Comforter, One who could help them in their time of distress and present dark days and in their weakness they found great comfort in Almighty God and His promise of Almighty God's coming Messiah! Why was unbelieving Israel and a small remnant of believing Israelis to expect a Comforter from the Lord? Dear friends, the Holy Scriptures tell us why and gave them GREAT COMFORT that Almighty God did not forget them or abandon them! Isa. 40:1; 49:13; 52:9; 61:1-2; 66:13.

Now the day finally came when Simeon's faith became sight as he was led by the Holy Spirit to the Comforter of Israel, the Messiah, his salvation/deliverance (Luke 2:26-35)! Simeon then held his Lamb and promise One in his arms and was greatly comforted and exceedingly filled with great joy and praise! The fulfillment of God's promise to him greatly strengthened his being and he was now ready to die knowing that his salvation and Almighty God's promise (Jesus - Matt. 1:21) was now in His arms (Psalm 110:1, Isa 53, Dan. 9:26)!

Our Day

Now to our dispensation my dear friends, the Messiah of Israel is also the Comforter of the Church (the Body of Messiah)! John 14:16-18

In v.16, Jesus Messiah said He would send another Comforter, another of the same kind, another just like Himself. In one sense, Jesus Messiah was the first Comforter and the Holy Spirit our second Comforter!

In v.18 Jesus states that He will not leave us comfortless; He will not leave us without a Comforter! Literally the word “comfortless” means “orphans”. Jesus would NOT leave them and us as orphans (as those who were utterly helpless and destitute).  

The last phrase in v.18, Jesus stated, “I will come to you” and this could be understood in one of three ways, all of which are very true!

Firstly, Jesus would come to His disciples after His resurrection in various resurrection appearances. This is not likely the meaning, “I will come to you” because the context speaks of Him going away, going back to be with the Father. The focus here is upon Pentecost (Acts 1, 2), not upon His post-resurrection appearances.

Secondly, Jesus would have means that He would come to them in the Person of God the Holy Spirit since the Holy Spirit's ministry is to EXALT the Lord Jesus Messiah (John 16:13-14) and this visitation of the Savior fits this context found in (v.17).

Thirdly, even though the risen Jesus would go back to His Father and be seated at His right hand (Psalm 110:1, Heb.1:1-3, 10:1-12), yet at the same time Jesus would also be with them and working with them! Dear friends, see Mark 16:19-20 where Jesus is ascended to the right hand of the Father (Psalm 110:1), yet at the same time He was “working with” the disciples on earth. Also compare this text to (Matt. 28:20), His promise in this text, “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the age” !

Beloved, now hear this glorious and wondrous ETERNAL TRUTH and leap for great joy!! The Church (the body of Messiah) actually has three ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Comforters: 1.) God the Father (God of all comfort - 2 Cor. 1:3)   2.) God the Son (the word Advocate in 1 John 2:1 is this same word “Comforter”). This word means someone who is called alongside to help and bring aid. In 1 John 2:1 this word refers to a Helper in court, or a defense attorney) 3.) God the Holy Spirit is also our Comforter, the One we most often identify with that term Comforter (John 14:16-17).

Dearly beloved of God, Almighty God has NOT left us comfortless or orphans in such days (2 Cor. 1:3-7)! He is the Consolation of Israel and the Consolation of the Church (the Body of the Messiah)!  May each of us say with a pure heart, “He is the Consolation of my heart! Oh how we are in desperate need of His daily comfort, help and encouragement.  He is my Consolation, for He is ETERNAL Consolation to ALL who put their trust in Him!”

Dear friends, are you as Simeon of old waiting for the Savior's return? Have you found GREAT consolation in the Son of God your Savior which is our ETERNAL Comforter! As we await for our Savior's return, may we find GREAT COMFORT in our God of ALL comfort by trusting in Him to outwork His wondrous will for our lives for His glory and honor till He comes! May it be so!


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




Monday, November 27, 2023

A Biblically Objective Christmas!














This Christmas season may you be biblically objective and see from Almighty God's precious Word the REALITY and TRUE meaning of Christmas and the unspeakable gift Almighty God your ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator has for you in the babe of Bethlehem (Isa. 53, Micah 5:2, Matt. 1:21, 2 Cor. 9:15). The very meaning of the Name "Jesus" means; YAHWEH IS Salvation! Beloved SALVATION IS A PERSON! The very gift from Almighty God for you is His ETERNAL Person which is found in His precious Son (Isa. 7:14, Matt. 1:21-23, John 1:1-4, Heb. 1:2-3; 10)

The very meaning of the Name "Jesus" means; YAHWEH IS Salvation! SALVATION IS A PERSON!

Dear friend, if you know not the Lord Jesus Messiah as your personal Savior there is no better time than this Christmas season to receive Him into your heart (John 1:12)! There was no room at the inn for Jesus to be born and I pray the inn of your heart does not have a "no vacancy" sign in its window too! May you choose Jesus as your own and receive God's most precious Gift for yourself, His beloved Son!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.





Sunday, November 26, 2023

Who the Tribulation Altar Will Point To

 

A question that many ask is; why an altar in the seven-year tribulation period after the Rapture? My friends, it's ALWAYS and ONLY about the love of Almighty God in RIGHTEOUSNESS, which ALWAYS and ONLY points to His beloved Son; who is the PERFECT Lamb of God which takes away the sins and unrighteousness trespasses of Adam's fallen race (John 1:29; Rom. 5:12-21; 10:2-4; Heb. 7-10; 1 John 2:2; 4:10)!

ALL the Levitical sacrifices and temple worship pointed PERFECTLY to the RIGHTEOUS Lamb of God; and in the seven-year tribulation the altar will once again be established by the Two Witness of Revelation to point back to and teach about the FINIAHED work of redemption of Messiah!

Firstly, the altar points to Messiah's finished work and propitiation which offers ETERNAL salvation to all by faith in Him; not ETERNAL desolation (Lev. 17:11-14; Isa. 53; John 19:30; Rom. 10:2-4; 1 John 4:10)! Secondly; Satan was ETERNALLY crushed and ETERNALLY defeated on Almighty God's altar and cross (Gen. 3:15; Heb. 2:14-15; Rev. 1:17-18; 20:10)! Thirdly; Satan absolutely despises any work and promise of Almighty God and will with all his remaining rage and demonic being through his tangible host the antichrist with great fury seek to prevent Israel (and all nations) from coming to faith in Messiah; and will also seek to derail all of Almighty God's remaining promises for them in their ETERNAL Lamb and King (Dan. 9:24-27; 12:1-13; Zech. 13:8-9; 14:1-4; Rev. 12:7-17)! 

Lastly; Satan is on a total self-preservation mission and bent; knowing that his ETERNAL doom is very nigh and at hand!

Lastly; Satan is on a total self-preservation mission and bent; knowing that his ETERNAL doom is very nigh and at hand (Rev. 12:7-17). All are expendable and all is on Satan's altar to preserve his demonic delusional dreams of ETERNAL rebellion against His ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator (Isa 14:12-17; Ezek. 28:12-19; John 8:44; Rev. 12:12; 20:1-3; 20:10)! With the ETERNAL resurrection of Messiah, Satan was ETERNALLY defeated and nothing in all of ETERNITY can ever override and overturn that established ETERNAL ABSOLUTE and TRUTH (Isa. 45:23; Rom. 14:11; Phil. 2:5-11; Heb. 13:8)!

Beloved; in the end, King Jesus wins BIG, EVERY single time; and we who are in Christ Jesus should rejoice continually and always!

Beloved; at the end of Satan and man's vain little tiny rebellion, King Jesus ETERNALLY WINS and we who are in Christ Jesus should rejoice continually and always in that ETERNAL GLORIOUS TRUTH (Phil. 4:4)! In closing; do you personally know the Lord Jesus as your Lord and Savior? O, my dear friend, it is ALL about Jesus and His RIGHTEOUSNESS; Be sure that you personally know Jesus as the Scriptures so simply and clearly teach.

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.



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Joy to the World when the Messiah Returns!



It will be the ravishing of the nation of Israel under the anti-Christ, climaxing with the global bloodbath of Armageddon at Messiah's glorious return in which Jesus Messiah will obliterate the global armies of the Anti Christ which will finally bring about a TRUE and EVERLASTING PEACE to Jerusalem (the City of Peace), to the nation of Israel and to the world (Dan. 2:44, 7:13-27, Zech. 12:4,14:2-4, Rev. 19:11-21)

 Joy to the World was written by Isaac Watts for Messiah's GLORIOUS second coming to earth from the RIGHT HAND of the ETERNAL THRONE and MAJESTY of the Father!

During the Christmas season, we hear the song "Joy to the World" and it is the Christmas favorite of many, however, I wonder how many people actually know that "Joy to the World" was written by Isaac Watts for Messiah's GLORIOUS second coming to earth from the RIGHT HAND of the ETERNAL THRONE and MAJESTY of the Father (Psalm 110:1). Many people throughout Christendom are oblivious and even reject that Jesus Christ will even return to earth to establish His Kingdom reign. I know this to be true since at one time in my life I was one of them. Now after repenting and coming to personally know the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior the second coming of Jesus Christ absolutely thrills my soul and consumes me as I wait for His trumpet to blow (John 14:3, 1 Thess. 4:13-18, 1 John 3:1-4)

 The truth of the matter is that only the redeemed of the Lord in that day will rejoice at Messiah's second coming.

The words to "Joy to the World" were written by the English hymn writer Isaac Watts and is based on Psalm 98 in the Bible. The song was first published in 1719 in Watts' collection; The Psalms of David: Imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship. The truth of the matter is that only the redeemed of the Lord in that day will rejoice at Messiah's second coming (Matt. 13:30,41-43, 25:31-40, Rev. 7:9-17, 20:6). The godless inhabitants of the world under the 666 global state of Lucifer and his anti -Christ will mourn greatly as they seek to prevent His establishment at the Battle of Armageddon (Rev. 1:7, 11:15-18).

What Israel and the nations have attempted for centuries and could NEVER achieve will finally be accomplished at Almighty God the Son’s second coming to earth (Psalm 2, 24:7-10, 110, Isa. 2:3, 9:6-7, 33:22, 51:5,61:1-11, Dan. 2:34-35, 44-45, 7:13-14, Micah 4:1-3, Zech. 14:16-21, Rev. 19:11-21).

It will be ONLY by the Prince of Peace that TRUE and EVERLASTING PEACE will come to the world and the City of Jerusalem.

It will be ONLY by the Prince of Peace that TRUE and EVERLASTING PEACE and TRUE JOY will come to the earth and the City of Jerusalem (Isa. 9:6-7, 33:5, 53:5, 62;1, Jer. 33:16, Zech 8:3, Matt. 5:35, Rom. 10:2-4, Eph. 2:12-19, Col. 1:20, Heb. 1:3, 10:7-14).

My dear friend, please try to comprehend that ALL current global events are indeed heading to this destination and EXPONENTIALLY beyond (Rev. 19:11-21)! Remember the words of the Lord Jesus in which He specifically told His disciples to pray, “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven (Matt. 6:9-10).” Oh my beloved! How many people pray this prayer day after day and are absolutely oblivious to what it is testifying to and stating! Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”

My dear friend, please try to comprehend that ALL current global events are indeed heading to this destination and EXPONENTIALLY beyond!

It will indeed take the horrific seven-year tribulation period to wake up the Jew and the gentile nations to this reality (Isa. 24:5-6, Rev. 6:14-17, 17:2). There is absolutely NO hope for Israel and the nations of the world apart from their Creator and Savior, Jesus Messiah (John 3:16-17, Eph. 2:12-16, Heb 1:2-3). It will NOT be until the Jew is reconciled with Jehovah God and receive their Messiah as their sacrificial lamb, propitiation and Savior that the nations WILL BE BLESSED (Isa. 2:1-4, 19:23-25, Micah 4:1-4, Zech. 8:23, Rom. 11:12) and TRUE DIVINE PEACE will go forth out of Jerusalem unto the entire world (Isa. 2:3-4,33:16, 62:1, Jer. 33:5)!
It will be Almighty God and His Son that will establish a world utopia and then an ETERNAL state of RIGHTEOUSNESS FOREVER and EVER not fallen humanity and lawless and godless delusions.
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My friend, do you have a saving relationship to Jesus Messiah, the Savior of the world (Psalm 110:1, Isa. 43:11, 52:13-15, 53)? All depends on this very union! His death, burial, and resurrection to the Right Hand of Almighty God is the centerpiece of all ETERNITY (Gen. 22:8, Psalm 110:1, Isa. 53, 1 Cor. 15:1-4, Rev. 1:18,13:8, 21-22:1-5).

It will be Almighty God and His Son that will establish a world utopia and then an ETERNAL state of RIGHTEOUSNESS FOREVER and EVER not fallen humanity and lawless and godless delusions (1 Cor. 15:24-28, Rev. 21, 22:1-5). He will indeed come back to establish His Kingdom on His earth and the gates of Hell shall not nor NEVER prevent this from happening (Dan. 2:44-45, 7:13-14, Rev. 1:7, 16:13-16, 19:11-21).

As the days grow nearer to the Day of the Lord be sure that you know the Savior and Messiah of Israel as dictated by the Holy Scriptures!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F

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