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Thursday, March 30th, 2017 | Author:

“That evening after sundown, they brought to Yeshua all who were ill or held in the power of demons, and the whole town came crowding around the door. He healed many who were ill with various diseases and expelled many demons, but He did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew who He was.” Mark 1:32-34 Jewish New Testament

“Whenever the unclean spirits saw Him, they would fall down and scream, ‘You are the Son of God!’ ” (emphasis added) Mark 3:11 Jewish New Testament

Isn’t it strange, even the demons knew who Jesus/Yeshua (Jesus’ Hebrew name) was but the so-called Christian cults do not? Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons and others have oddball ideas who He was but are UNWILLING to admit what the Bible clearly teaches, that Jesus/Yeshua is Almighty God made flesh. These cults say He was anything from A god to Satan’s brother, but they will not allow Him to be totally equal with the Father. Note these verses for more clarification.

“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: behold a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel. (God with us) Isaiah 7:14 NASB

“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” (there is actually a comma between wonderful and counselor) Isaiah 9:6 NASB

“For this is the one referred to by Isaiah the prophet when he said, ‘THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, MAKE READY THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT!’ ” (The word LORD here is the Hebrew YHVH, the name for Almighty God) Matthew 3:3 NASB

There are many more such verses that definitively PROVE that Jesus was and IS Almighty God made flesh to take away the sins of the world, that’s you and me!

So, the next time you encounter a cult member who tries to tell you that Jesus is anything other than Almighty God, just lay these verses on them, gently of course, but firmly enough to make it crystal clear.

For further study look up Zechariah 12:10 followed by Revelation 1:7-8 followed by Revelation 1:17-18 followed by Revelation 21:5-6 followed by Revelation 22:12-16. Each progression uses the terms used by God the Father such as the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last and in the last passage Jesus uses both of these to describe Himself. These passages are the ultimate proof of His being Almighty God.

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Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 | Author:

“What profit is the idol when its maker has carved it,
or an image, a teacher of falsehood?
For its maker trusts in his own handiwork
when he fashions speechless idols.
Woe to him who says to a piece of wood, ‘Awake!’
To a mute stone, ‘Arise!’
And that is your teacher?
Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver,
and there is no breath at all inside it.
But the Lord is in His holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before Him.” Habakkuk 2:18-20 NASB

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” Helen Keller

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Thursday, March 09th, 2017 | Author:

“Thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who lead My people astray; when they have something to bite with their teeth, they cry, ‘Peace,’ but against him who puts nothing in their mouths they declare holy war.” Micah 3:5 NASB

“Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe, her priests instruct for a price and her prophets divine for money. Yet they lean on the LORD saying, ‘Is not the LORD in our midst? Calamity will not come upon us.’ Therefore, on account of you Zion will be plowed as a field, Jerusalem will become a heap of ruins, and the mountains of the temple will become high places of a forest.” Micah 3:11-12 NASB

This speaks of the blatant corruption of Judah just before they were captured and taken away to Babylon in slavery for seventy years.

The people who suffer most under corrupt spiritual leaders are followers of these people. They constantly ask for money and use gimmicks to reap even more money from them through selling articles supposedly blessed by them to cure chronic illnesses and life threatening diseases. These articles do NO good for them, yet they continue to trust these folks since they are laden with guilt trips by them saying that they just did not have enough faith to be healed. Their money is now in the hands of unscrupulous spiritual charlatans and they are not helped in the least.

“They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially,
saying, ‘Peace, peace,’
but there is no peace.
‘Were they ashamed because of the abomination they have done?
They were not even ashamed at all;
they did not even know how to blush.
Therefore they shall fall among those who fall;
at the time that I punish them,
they shall be cast down,’ says the Lord.” (emphasis added) Jeremiah 6:14-15

It is wonderful to see other passages where God will Himself shepherd His flock and lead them to good pasture.

“For thus says the Lord God, ‘Behold, I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out. As a shepherd cares for his herd in the day when he is among his scattered sheep, so I will care for My sheep and will deliver them from all the places to which they were scattered on a cloudy and gloomy day. I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries and bring them to their own land; and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the streams, and in all the inhabited places of the land. I will feed them in a good pasture, and their grazing ground will be on the mountain heights of Israel. There they will lie down on good grazing ground and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. I will feed My flock and I will lead them to rest,’ declares the Lord God. ‘I will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the broken and strengthen the sick; but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with judgment.’ ” Ezekiel 34:11-16 NASB

Well, I think you get the message here. I could refer to many other passage expanding not only the twisting of Scripture and the judgment that God will bring on those who do these things, but this is sufficient to make the point. I WOULD NOT want to stand before our Holy God at the judgment with this charge on my life. The responsibility of every teacher of the Word of God is to rightly divide it so that the TRUTH is made known. Our job is not to fleece the sheep, it is to feed His sheep. The only reward I desire is to hear the LORD say, “Well done, you good and faithful servant.”

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Saturday, March 04th, 2017 | Author:

“Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them.” Psalm 139:16 NASB

Have you ever stopped to consider just how long you will live? This is a deep topic for contemplation. How is it that some die very young and others live past one hundred years? None of us know the day of our death, but if we did it might just change our minds on how we live our remaining days. Some will die in accidents today, some from illness or sudden heart attack etc. Death comes suddenly so often that we all should stop to consider whether or not we are ready for death and for eternity. This life is a launch pad, so to speak, for how and WHERE we will spend eternity. Far too many folks live by the seat of their pants, in other words, without regard for eternity.

I cannot begin to imagine what it is like for one who thumbs their nose at God and His offer of salvation when they die. What happens to them just moments after death? Well the body is disposed of some way, but the soul lives on for eternity. Just moments after a lost person’s death, they are escorted to a place the Bible calls Torments in Hades. This is located in the heart of the earth and it is very hot since the Bible tells us that there are flames there, BUT, this is NOT the Lake of Fire or Hell. This comes after the Great White Throne judgment of Revelation 20:11-15. In the story of Lazarus and the rich man, in Luke 16:19-31, we see clearly what happens to a lost person. This is NOT a parable since it names specific people and places. This is a true depiction of what lost people face upon death. The Great White Throne judgment comes at the end of time and death and Hades are brought up and those in them will be judged and cast into the Lake of Fire.

As far as I am concerned, I am thrilled that when I die I am CERTAIN that my eternal home will be with God in heaven because I have made Jesus Christ the Lord and Savior of my soul. All people have this opportunity to make Heaven their home as well. Take the time to read the book of John or the book of Romans and they will tell you just how to make this decision and why. If I can be of assistance, please reply to this article.

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Friday, March 03rd, 2017 | Author:

28 “It will come about after this
that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind;
and your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your old men will dream dreams,
your young men will see visions.
29 Even on the male and female servants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

30 I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth,
blood, fire and columns of smoke.
31 The sun will be turned into darkness
and the moon into blood
before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes.” Joel 2:28-31 NASB

The KING is truly coming again and He will take all His children into Heaven with Him to live there for all eternity.

“And He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4 NASB

Why would ANYONE want to miss Heaven to spend eternity in torment in the Lake of Fire? This is as real as the fact that we are alive today, it is going to happen just as God said that it would.

“Say to them, ‘As I live!’ declares the Lord GOD, ‘I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways! Why then will you die, O house of Israel?’ ” Ezekiel 33:11 NASB

Even though this was written to Israel, it still applies to all people who live today. God calls on all people to repent of their sins. The word repent represents the idea of doing a 180 degree turn about, turning away from sin and turning toward God seeking forgiveness and relationship with the God who desires all people to be saved (delivered from the fires of Hell.)

The only result of living a life of sinful rebellion toward God is spiritual death.

“Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.” James 1:15 NASB

Death or Life, that is the choice each person must wrestle with. Which will you choose?

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