Archive | April, 2012

The Second Coming of the Glorified Christ…

25 Apr


Revelation 1:14-18, “His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the 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.

There is no description in the Holy Bible, (Old Testament or New) that describes just what exactly the Lord Jesus Christ looked like, when He walked the Earth as Man during His Earthly Ministry. The Book of Revelations does however give Us a glimpse, of How The Christ will look like in His second coming at the end of the Church Age. Revelation 1:14-18, describes His head and hair, “white like wool,”(Representing His Majesty and Authority) and having the eyes of “flame of fire,” ( which represents penetrating scrutiny and fierce judgment.) The Second Coming of Jesus Christ will be of Judgement. A Blessing for all who have believed in the finished work that He accomplished at the Cross in the years past. This Coming unlike the First as the Lamb, will be as a lion to finally do away with Satan, and His Fallen Angels and those who follow Him in acts of sin. “And His feet like unto fine brass,” (signifies the Humanity of Jesus although glorified now) and having the voice of “many waters,” (the voice of power.) The Lord will return with all Glory and power that He arose with 2,ooo years ago to pass Judgement, and usher in the New Kingdom Age. John the Revelator fell at the feet of Jesus “as if dead,” due to the authority at which the very presence will have comforting those who have waited so long to be in His presence. Signifying to those who never Believed that Jesus Christ is Lord! We find that comfort in verse 18, which states “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.” Christ is stating here that He lives, and will never die again and brings with Him also life. Though He was dead, entered into death (Our death) and finished the sacrifice for all sin and was risen by God and death now is totally defeated! Through Faith in the work of the Cross we entered into this death Spiritually and can now also be alive just as Jesus now is. (Romans 6:3-5) Jesus now has the keys to Hell and Death, and the right now to pass Judgement on all who still carry sin and the separation from God. I pray that all will do their part to spread the Good News of the Cross of Christ to all, Who have ears to hear the Gospel of Christ and Eternal Life…Shalom.


Evolution Theory

21 Apr


Genesis 2:7, And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Evolution Theory is the scientific belief of the origin of Man and all life as we know it on the Earth today. Evolutionary thought began around the 6th Century with a Greek philosopher named Anaximander, but really did not take flight as a genuine belief until the 19th century with Charles Darwin. Darwin rationalized that all life forms (human, animal, plant) originated from the same common source. With the “Big Bang,” that some Scientist believe created the universe in its entirety. Life began on Earth as prokaryotes organisms, which inhabited the planet 3-4 billion years ago, eventually morphing into eukaryotes, then endosymbiosis, to mitochondria then to plants, arthopods, insects to amphibians to mammals and now Humans. To many unbelievers living in the flesh, this idea seems plausible but to the elect of God this belief robs Elohim of all His creative ability which Satan has always been trying to do according to John 10:10, The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. Also many things just do not add up. Even with the fact, that much of the Scientific community still have alot of uncertainty as to if this theory really did occur. While all life can be traced back to a single source, with many believing that complex life came from simple life forms, this is not the case with Human Life. According to the publication “Science,” (See MUFON UFO Journal, May 2001, pg. 11) the Human Genome has 223 genes that are not related to any other known life form on the planet, not even chimps as some speculate that we descended from. These very distinct 223 genes are what separate us and makes Human Beings distinct from animals, plants or insects. With no rational conclusion on how Mankind “acquired,” these specific genes leaves only the rational decision that they Humans were created. When many try to understand and prove the existence of a Spiritual God, with and natural mind this is what many come up with, a question mark! If any truly want to understand the existence of Our being, we only have to look to His perfect word, The Holy Bible. Shalom.


Their is No! Sinless Perfection in the Flesh…

12 Apr


Romans 7:21-25, “I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.”

Many Christian Believers (and Non-Christian) operate under the belief that a born again Disciple of Christ should be perfect, Holy and sinless upon the acceptance of the Lord in Our life. This one of the biggest misconceptions about the Christian Faith, that causes many to be critical of the Cross and the finished work of Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul the Author of the book of Romans still struggled after His conversion to Christianity, even after being Spirit filled and having seen the Resurected Christ on His way to Damascus (Romans 9.) In actuality the sin nature of man is only made dormant upon being Baptized by the Spirit into Jesus Christ. The Bible reads in Romans 6:12-14, “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. In verse 14, the word dominion (which means rulership) says that sin will no longer control You as it did before, as every though that we had before the Blood of Christ was of iniquity (Romans 7:18.) The Word of God actually says none will be made perfect until the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ as recorded in Philippians 3:21. Being that the flesh is carnal and cannot inherit the Kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 15:50.) This is why The Cross of Christ is so important, even though we inhabit and sinful existence The Blood of Jesus places all who Believe under the Grace of God. That when we do fall at times, we repent and turn from The Sin laying dormant in Our Spirit. This why the Apostle says that after the Cross in Romans 8: 1-4,”There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Christ makes all who are not perfect, perfect based on Our Faith in His finished work on the Cross. The Grace of God however, is not a license to sin knowing that we are not condemned for it, but a reminder that even though we are Saved we are ever so in need of a Savior, and should always look to The Word of God so that we do not fall back and live in the sin that Jesus has freed Us from. So when We in Our own lives, do not sometimes live up to the high standard of Holiness, know that many Believers still sin and as long as we learn from the trials of life Our Faith in a perfect God grants us grace to overcome. Shalom…


Jesus did NOT descend into Hell…

12 Apr


Luke 23: 46, “And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’” Having said this, He breathed His last.”

A very misleading teaching that many Christian Churches adhere to nowadays, namely those of the “Word of Faith” movement is what happened to Jesus after His death. Many believe that the Messiah descended into Hell where He was tortured by Satan until His resurrection.

Many Pastors and Apostles teach that in becoming sin Jesus had to experience every bit of suffering that is due to man because of the sin nature all are born into, with torture at the hands of Satan being included . While this seems like a somewhat relevant teaching it is very untrue. Christ himself said in Luke 23:46, Father into your hands,”I commit my Spirit.” If the Lord said this then His Soul/Spirit ended up in Hell would directly defy the scriptures, and the integrity of Jesus Christ making Him out to be a liar. Let’s not also forget what the Messiah said to one of the two thieves who were also crucified with Him in Luke 23: 43, “And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”

The more correct interpretation of where the Lord’s Spirit was taken is Sheol, “the place of the dead, ” or Hades as it is referred to in the New Testament which means the same thing, “the place of the dead.” Sheol is a temporary holding place for those who have passed before the return of the Lord Jesus Christ, a waiting realm for The Great White Throne Judgement, which will take place at the end of this Earth age. Sheol or Hades is a place divided into two regions as read in Luke 16:26, “And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.” The side with those who died in Christ are located in a section called “Paradise” or “Abraham’s Bosom,” and the other is Hades the suffering side of Sheol.

Jesus went to “Paradise,” the side where the Souls of those who had passed from the Old Testament abided and preached the Good News of what He had done at the Cross, and took with Him them those who received the message when He was resurrected days later. Sheol is not Hell. Hell is a future realm that is to come which does not exist as you read this blog now, as stated in Revelations 20:14-15. The suffering on the Cross and physical death was enough to take away the sins of the world with no further punishment needed, only a sacrifice for the sin nature of man. If Jesus went to Hell then God would not have recognized His sacrifice on the Cross as being good, due to the fact Hell is a place where the Souls of the lost are bound due to their refusal of the Gospel of Christ and separated from Him, which Christ never was! 2 Corinthians 5:21, “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

Some misunderstanding of Hell in scripture comes from which translation the reader is using. The King James Version of the Bible is good, but the New King James Version is a better translation to read from, due to the fact over the years Christian Scholars have made more strides in understanding the Hebrew and Greek text and interpreted the scriptures clearer for a better understanding, and to rightly divide the Word of God. Shalom…