Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Anti-Christ Is Not Human


But when they have finished their testimony and their evidence is all in, the beast (monster) that comes up out of the Abyss (bottomless pit) will wage war on them, and conquer them and kill them. Revelation 11:7

The beast that you saw [once] was, but [now] is no more, and he is going to come up out of the Abyss (the bottomless pit) and proceed to go to perdition. And the inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been recorded in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world will be astonished when they look at the beast, because he [once] was, but [now] is no more, and he is [yet] to come. Revelation 17:8

The first thing that we are shown about the anti-christ is that he comes from the Abyss. He is not human, he is something other than human. He may possess a humans body, but the anti-christ is not human. We are also shown this Truth by the fact that this being is thrown directly into the Lake of Fire and does not come up for judgment on Judgment Day as is required for all humans.
And the beast was seized and overpowered, and with him the false prophet who in his presence had worked wonders and performed miracles by which he led astray those who had accepted or permitted to be placed upon them the stamp (mark) of the beast and those who paid homage and gave divine honors to his statue. Both of them were hurled alive into the fiery lake that burns and blazes with brimstone. Revelation 19:20
 
Then the devil who had led them astray [deceiving and seducing them] was hurled into the fiery lake of burning brimstone, where the beast and false prophet were; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever (through the ages of the ages). Revelation 20:10

And one of his heads seemed to have a deadly wound. But his death stroke was healed; and the whole earth went after the beast in amazement and admiration. They fell down and paid homage to the dragon, because he had bestowed on the beast all his dominion and authority; they also praised and worshiped the beast, exclaiming, Who is a match for the beast, and, Who can make war against him? Revelation 3:4

Here is what I believe that we are shown about the anti-christ: he will be allowed out of the Abyss by our Father to possess a human worldly leader that will be killed. The world will marvel at this because the leader will seem to survive what no one else could. After this the leader will become very powerful because of the power of satan that our Father allows to work through the being possessing the dead leaders body.  

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Did Jesus Speak of Homosexuality?


For like the lightning, that flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other, so will the Son of Man be in His [own] day. Luke 17:24

So also [it was the same] as it was in the days of Lot. [People] ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; But on the [very] day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed [them] all. Luke 17:28-29

Lately I have seen and heard a lot of people saying that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality. This is a lie, He did speak of it. In the days of Lot homosexuality was a very prevalent lifestyle and Jesus spoke of Lot’s day. 

But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate. Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.” Genesis 19:3-5 NIV

Our Father destroyed Sodom for their sinful ways. Now before anyone gets all religious in their condemnation of homosexuals, remember that we all fall short.

For God has consigned (penned up) all men to disobedience, only that He may have mercy on them all [alike]. Romans 11:32

As it is written, None is righteous, just and truthful and upright and conscientious, no, not one. Romans 3:10

The Truth is that even our righteousness is as filthy rags, Isaiah 64:6. So even if a person is a homosexual our Father still loves them and will have mercy on them, just as He will have mercy on us for our many shortcomings. This post is not to get into a debate about homosexuality or homosexual marriage, it is only to inform the people about the lie that so many use in trying to justify homosexuality to Christians. Jesus spoke of it and so did the Holy Spirit, through Paul, in the Book of Romans.

Because they exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, Who is blessed forever! Amen (so be it). For this reason God gave them over and abandoned them to vile affections and degrading passions. For their women exchanged their natural function for an unnatural and abnormal one, And the men also turned from natural relations with women and were set ablaze (burning out, consumed) with lust for one another—men committing shameful acts with men and suffering in their own bodies and personalities the inevitable consequences and penalty of their wrong-doing and going astray, which was [their] fitting retribution. Romans 1:25-27

What our Father had Paul write about is what is happening today: people are worshipping man and man made creations like governments, businesses, worldly religions, and money. Things are very good physically right now when compared to other times in the worlds history and people are worshipping it and subsequently homosexuality is on the rise. Jesus spoke of it as did the Holy Spirit through Paul. It is not just written in Leviticus as so many want us to believe, it is written about in the New Testament as well. 

We all fall short, but thank God we all have Jesus Who paid the price so that we don’t have to. One may be a homosexual, another may be a thief, another an adulterer, and another a non-believer, but we are all under Grace whether we know it or not. 

But then Law came in, [only] to expand and increase the trespass [making it more apparent and exciting opposition]. But where sin increased and abounded, grace (God’s unmerited favor) has surpassed it and increased the more and superabounded, Romans 5:20.

Well then, as one man’s trespass [one man’s false step and falling away led] to condemnation for all men, so one Man’s act of righteousness [leads] to acquittal and right standing with God and life for all men. Romans 5:18

Religion needs to stop looking at our specific faults and focusing on them. Get over it, we all have them. We need to preach the Truth that Jesus isn’t limited or hindered by our shortcomings. We need to preach that whether we know it or not, whether we believe it or not, and wether we want it or not, Jesus’ Grace is being applied to all of our lives, just as it was for the people when they were crucifying Him. And the world needs to stop misquoting the Bible to try and justify their actions.   

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

What Happens To Our Souls When We Die?


I was asked this week by a friend what happens to our souls when we die. The lady had listened to  a preacher on TV who said that our souls go to sleep until Jesus returns. She asked me was this correct? These are the scriptures that the Holy Spirit lead me to share with her. 

In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him], because as He is, so are we in this world. 1 John 4:17

And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One). Ephesians 2:6

When the Lamb broke open the fifth seal, I saw at the foot of the altar the souls of those whose lives had been sacrificed for [adhering to] the Word of God and for the testimony they had borne. They cried in a loud voice, O [Sovereign] Lord, holy and true, how long now before You will sit in judgment and avenge our blood upon those who dwell on the earth? Revelation 6:9-10

In which He went and preached to the spirits in prison, [The souls of those] who long before in the days of Noah had been disobedient, when God’s patience waited during the building of the ark in which a few [people], actually eight in number, were saved through water. 1 Peter 3:19-20

And it occurred that the man [reduced to] begging died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And in Hades (the realm of the dead), being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far away, and Lazarus in his bosom. Luke 16:22-23

And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, who kept talking with Him. Matthew 17:3

I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead but of the living! Matthew 22:32


The Truth that sets us free is that we are right now, this very minute, like Jesus. We are like Jesus even though we are still in this world. So ask yourself: is Jesus’ soul asleep? Did His soul ever sleep? Did it sleep when He was dead? We are already raised up with Jesus, our bodies aren’t raised up, it is our souls that have been raised up and made to be one with Him. We are shown in Revelation that our souls actually intercede for others when our bodies have died, just as our souls do now. Our souls never stop being used by our Father to help people. 

We are also shown that Jesus' Soul went and preached to the souls in Hades when He was crucified, He didn't sleep He served. Jesus even gives a parable of two souls, one tormented and one refreshed after death, neither one were asleep. We are told that Moses came and talked with Jesus after he had died. Our Father is the God of the living and active, because He is always living and active within us. So the Truth is even when we die our souls are still active and alive in serving others and serving others is what will always allow us to have life and have it abundantly. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Chosen

You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I Am], He may give it to you. John 15:16
 
If you belonged to the world, the world would treat you with affection and would love you as its own. But because you are not of the world [no longer one with it], but I have chosen (selected) you out of the world, the world hates (detests) you. John 15:19
 
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9
 
And will not [our just] God defend and protect and avenge His elect (His chosen ones), who cry to Him day and night? Will He defer them and delay help on their behalf? Luke 18:7
 
Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect [when it is] God Who justifies [that is, Who puts us in right relation to Himself? Who shall come forward and accuse or impeach those whom God has chosen? Will God, Who acquits us?] Romans 8:33
 
But when He, Who had chosen and set me apart [even] before I was born and had called me by His grace (His undeserved favor and blessing), saw fit and was pleased Galatians 1:15
 
In Him we also were made [God’s] heritage (portion) and we obtained an inheritance; for we had been foreordained (chosen and appointed beforehand) in accordance with His purpose, Who works out everything in agreement with the counsel and design of His [own] will, Ephesians 1:11
 
 

Monday, February 16, 2015

What Will The End Times Look Like? Part 3


When people are saying, All is well and secure, and, There is peace and safety, then in a moment unforeseen destruction (ruin and death) will come upon them as suddenly as labor pains come upon a woman with child; and they shall by no means escape, for there will be no escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:3

To the degree that she glorified herself and reveled in her wantonness [living deliciously and luxuriously], to that measure impose on her torment and anguish and tears and mourning. Since in her heart she boasts, I am not a widow; as a queen [on a throne] I sit, and I shall never see suffering or experience sorrow— Revelation 18:7

Think about our Father’s Spirit being poured out over the whole world as it never has been before, just as we studied that it will be in Part 1 & 2. Think about the peace and power that will come along for everyone, believers and non-believers, with such an outpouring of Truth. Then think how the world, the lost, the governments, the banks, businesses, and false Christians will react. Instead of giving honor and glory to God, they will glory in what they believe will be their own efforts. The Truth is that the end times will be very prosperous. The world will be saying peace and safety and the world will be glorifying itself. How will Jesus come as a thief if things are bad and everyone is looking for Him?

It is during times of great prosperity that people turn from our Father and turn to themselves and worldliness. People will flood to the Truth when there are major wars or major economic troubles, but during times of prosperity, people turn away from our Father. During times of prosperity is when people aren’t afraid and believe that they do not need Him. 

For people will be lovers of self and [utterly] self-centered, lovers of money and aroused by an inordinate [greedy] desire for wealth, proud and arrogant and contemptuous boasters. They will be abusive (blasphemous, scoffing), disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane [They will be] without natural [human] affection (callous and inhuman), relentless (admitting of no truce or appeasement); [they will be] slanderers (false accusers, troublemakers), intemperate and loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good. [They will be] treacherous [betrayers], rash, [and] inflated with self-conceit. [They will be] lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God. 2 Timothy 3:2-4

Once again the Truth is that the end times will be very prosperous. The world will be enjoying the peace that our Father is delivering through us. Think of what is happening now in many parts of the world. As a whole, we have far more peace then we have ever had. Sure there are areas of conflict, but the world as a whole is not at war. This peace will only grow and be magnified during the end times. 

In America we have enjoyed decades with no major wars. We have not had a military draft in 40 years and while there has been some economic troubles, we have not had anything like the Great Depression. So for the most part, even with our poor, we have ample food supplies, clothes, cable television, medical care, transportation, safety, and just about everyone has a cell phone. Our elderly and sick have access to very good facilities and our national life expectancy is increasing. So while things are by no means perfect, they are by histories standards, very good. 

With all of this, what is happening in society? Divorce is a very normal thing. Abortion is legal. Sexuality and morality are both rapidly moving away from Christian values. Television and movies are increasingly risque. Political correctness attacks Christian values instead of heralding them. People are posting pictures of themselves multiple times a day on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Most of us know more about the Middle East then we do about our neighbors. So as things have become more prosperous and safe, people have moved farther and farther away from the Truth that will set them free.

If the above verses are to be true, then the world will have to be extremely prosperous during the end times. Our Father’s power flowing through us will allow Babylon, which is the worlds system, to flourish. The end times will be so prosperous that the world will actually begin to say that it will never again experience suffering or sorrow, just as Revelation 18:7 tells us that it will. 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

What Do The End Times Look Like? Part 2


Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, robed in a cloud, with a [halo like a] rainbow over his head; his face was like the sun, and his feet (legs) were like columns of fire. Revelation 10:1

Then I saw another angel flying in midair, with an eternal Gospel (good news) to tell to the inhabitants of the earth, to every race and tribe and language and people. Revelation 14:6

Then another angel, a second, followed, declaring, Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She who made all nations drink of the [maddening] wine of her passionate unchastity [idolatry]. Revelation 14:8

Then another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a mighty voice, Whoever pays homage to the beast and his statue and permits the [beast’s] stamp (mark, inscription) to be put on his forehead or on his hand, Revelation 14:9

Then I saw another angel descending from heaven, possessing great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his radiance and splendor. Revelation 18:1

And he shouted with a loud voice like the roaring of a lion; and when he had shouted, the seven thunders gave voice and uttered their message in distinct words. Revelation 10:3

Angels in prophecy often refer to mighty messages of Truth from our Father, so as Revelation repeatedly tells us, there will be mighty messages during the end times. This makes perfect sense because as we studied in Part 1, our Father will pour His Spirit out on all mankind and our sons and our daughters will prophesy. 

And it shall come to pass in the last days, God declares, that I will pour out of My Spirit upon all mankind, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels] and your young men shall see visions (divinely granted appearances), and your old men shall dream [divinely suggested] dreams. Acts 2:17

The end times will be filled with mighty messages, powerful messages, messages that change people. Our Father will empower His Truth to be preached all over the world, everyplace, even places that Iran, North Korea, and China. Right now this seems to be a far fetched fantasy, with politicians, television personalities, radio talk shows, and movie stars all coming against the Truth of the Gospel of the Kingdom. But all of that is going to change as quickly as things changed when Jesus came on the scene. 

So the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and cast it upon the earth. Then there followed peals of thunder and loud rumblings and blasts and noises, and flashes of lightning and an earthquake. Revelation 8:5

Our Father is going to pour His Spirit, which is Fire, upon the earth and things are going to change quickly and when He does, the messages that He has us share will shake things up, just as an earthquake shakes things up. So don’t look for wars, diseases, or financial ruin as signs of the end times, look for powerful messages of Truth that begin to change peoples life’s. Look for miracles to abound, just as they did with Jesus, during the end times. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

What Will The End Times Actually Look Like?


And this good news of the kingdom (the Gospel) will be preached throughout the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then will come the end. Matthew 24:14

And it shall come to pass in the last days, God declares, that I will pour out of My Spirit upon all mankind, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels] and your young men shall see visions (divinely granted appearances), and your old men shall dream [divinely suggested] dreams. Acts 2:17

The first thing that most people think about when it comes to the end times is war, sickness, diseases, death, and destruction. But our Father has told us something different, He has told us that the Gospel of our Kingdom will be preached everywhere and that He will pour His Spirit out on mankind as He never has before.

And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not get alarmed (troubled and frightened); it is necessary [that these things] take place, but the end is not yet. Mark 13:7

There is only one sign that it is the end and that sign is the Gospel of the Kingdom will be being preached as it never has before. So that begs the question: what exactly is the Gospel of the Kingdom?

And He went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good news (Gospel) of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every weakness and infirmity among the people. Matthew 4:23

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news (the Gospel) of the kingdom and curing all kinds of disease and every weakness and infirmity. Matthew 9:35

And my language and my message were not set forth in persuasive (enticing and plausible) words of wisdom, but they were in demonstration of the [Holy] Spirit and power [a proof by the Spirit and power of God, operating on me and stirring in the minds of my hearers the most holy emotions and thus persuading them], 1 Corinthians 2:4

Many of us believe that the Gospel of the Kingdom is going and telling people about Jesus, but the Gospel of the Kingdom is not that. We absolutely will tell people about Jesus, but the Gospel of the Kingdom is the Holy Spirit using us to serve the world. We will be used just as Jesus was used to serve people. Now think about the people Jesus served by healing them, raising them from the dead, feeding them, and miraculously creating wine so that their party could continue. They did not believe in Who He was and that did not stop Him from serving them, this is the Gospel of the Kingdom.

So the end times will be filled with miraculous works and demonstration of our Father’s Spirit. His power will be flowing through the whole world and people, even people who do not deserve it, will be benefiting from it.

I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father. John 14:12