Sexual Depravation in Marriage: A Demonic Invitation


The Apostle Paul was very clear in his wish that everybody be like him in terms of not having sexual desires. Obviously, the Apostle Paul was not homosexual; he had the gift of self-control.[1] A man without sexual desires is a man who is, either like the Apostle Paul or, a man with very low testosterone. Outside of that, a man is highly sexual and highly visual. 

The Bible is filled with sexual scandals; it has been a powerful weapon used by the devil since the beginning of time. The woman has always been Satan’s target to get to the man. In Genesis 19:30-38 Lots daughters got him drunk and had sex with him. They were concerned that they were not going to find husbands and, having sex with their own dad, was the idea they came up with. Out of that union came the Moabites and Ammonites; they were never looked at with honor. 

Abraham’s wife Sarah felt that God was taken too long in giving her children, so she told her husband to sleep with her servant Hagar. That was the idea Sarah came up with. Much pain came out of that union. 

What can we say about the strongest man in the history of the world, Samson? What brought him down? What can we say about the wisest man in the history of the world, Salomon? What brough him down? What can we say about the nation of Israel? Balaam was hired to curse Israel, he was stopped by God from doing so, but what did he use to bring Israel down? You got it… Fornication! We can bring these examples all the way to our day.

Believe me when I tell you, we as men are not superheroes. We do not have superpowers no matter how strong and spiritual we look. We all struggle, and it does not even take much for us to fall below the standard of sexual purity that God demands from us. 

“According to various reports, currently, the porn industry’s net worth is about $97 billion. This money is enough to feed at-least 4.8 billion people a day. Every year, Hollywood releases roughly 600 movies and makes $10 billion in profit. And how much porn industry makes? 13,000 films and close to $15 billion in profit. The porn industry makes more money than Major League Baseball, The NFL and The NBA combined.”[2]

Pornography is the easiest way for a man to satisfy his sexual desires and he does not have to worry about satisfying a woman. Some feel they are not cheating on their wives. It used to be difficult to find porn, but in today’s culture, pornography is everywhere. It is easy, it is convenient and relatively cheap. Pornography is affecting men more than women but is indeed affecting both. Now, take the statistics that I just showed you concerning pornography and, compare those numbers with the following: 

Newsweek magazine estimates that 15 to 20 percent of couples are in a sexless relationship. Studies show that 10% of the married population below age 50 have not had sex in the past year. In addition, less than 20% report having sex a few times per year, or even monthly, under the age 40.”[3]

Now, think about this for a minute, why pornography is such a lucrative business, but sexless marriages are becoming more and more common? Perhaps there is a considerable number of husbands and wives who prefer pornography over making love to each other. We will talk about this in more detail later; but first let’s look at First Corinthians 7:1-9. Everything you need to know about marriage and sex is there.

Now concerning the things about which you wrote, it is good for a man not to touch a woman. But because of immoralities, each man is to have his own wife, and each woman is to have her own husband. The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband.The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife doesStop depriving one another, except by agreement for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer, and come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. But this I say by way of concession, not of command. Yet I wish that all men were even as I myself am. However, each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another in that. But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is good for them if they remain even as I. But if they do not have self-control, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn with passion. (NASB 1995)

I hate to break it down to you; I know that there are some romantic ideas about marriage and, that is good; however, part of the reason we get married is to satisfy our natural sexual desires. 

The Apostle Paul is not a big fan of marriages; he prefers that folks be like him as he is able to focus 100 percent on the things of God. However, he knows that because of sexual immorality it is better for each man to have his own wife.  He said, “it is better to marry than to burn with passion.” Have you ever felt that kind of burn; I mean, I don’t want to be vulgar, but I am sure if you are an adult you can understand what Paul is talking about. It is actually painful to burn with passion and have no righteous way of satisfying that passion. The only righteous way to satisfy that burn is in marriage. 

Paul speaks about husbands and wives fulfilling their duties to each other (V. 3). The word duty here is the Greek word opheilḗ; meaning “To owe. A debt which must be paid, an obligation, a service which one owes someone.[4] In Verse 4 Paul made it clear that we do not have authority over our bodies, our spouses do. Tell that to the “Me Too Movement.” Then Paul in verse 5 Paul encourages husbands and wives not to deprive each other from sex. The word Deprive is the Greek word aposteréō; meaning, “To defraud another of what belongs to him.”[5] You are actually committing fraud when as a husband you do not follow through with your duty to make love to your wife whenever she wants and, vice versa. Lord have mercy!  These is the kind of information we need before we get married. 

This thing gets more and more dramatic and serious. First Corinthians 7:5 tells us, “Stop depriving one another, except by agreement for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer, and come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.” (NASB 1995) 

Marriage is supposed to be the ultimate love fest. The only time we stop getting it on is by mutual agreement for prayer. But right after we say that last amen, Paul tells us to come together again. He tells us that because of our lack of self-control, Satan will tempt us. Therefore, depraving each other is an open window for demonic activity. Now, let’s get into this demonic activity.

To be continued…


[1] First Corinthians 7:9 

[2] https://medium.com/@TheSBT/how-big-is-the-porn-industry-fbc1ac78091b

[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexless_marriage

[4] Spiros Zodhiates, The Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament (Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 2000).

[5] Spiros Zodhiates, The Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament (Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 2000).

Who are the Elect and Who are Not? 3


“Sons of Perdition, Suppressors of Truth and The Condemned”

Is God going to destroy a portion of his creation? Was the devil’s plan partially successful in causing many to be condemned with him to the Lake of Fire? Did God partially lose this battle? 

Before our time was established God had a plan; a majestic, complicated and beautiful plan that involved a new creation, the human race. Before there was trouble on earth, there was trouble in the Garden and, before there was trouble in the Garden there was trouble in Heaven. This plan of God was brutally attacked from the very beginning and it continues to be brutally attacked today.

The root of this trouble was in heaven when Lucifer rebelled against God and convinced one third of the angels in heaven to follow him. The devil and his fallen angels were thrown into earth (Revelation 12:4) and from that moment on the devil has been at war against God’s chosen people. Revelation 12:17 tells us,

Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring—those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus. (NIV)

The devil has been messing with God’s people since the beginning starting with Adam and Eve and then, Genesis 6 where the devil took his attack against mankind to a whole new level. It was there that the devil started messing with our genetics and corrupted God’s creation. Genesis 6:1-4 tells us

When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.” The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.

In these verses we see that the fallen angels had sex with the women. Out of that union came the Nephilim or giants. In the Old Testaments those demonic beings were easy to identify because they were giants. The Flood of Noah was God’s judgment for such corruption; it was a divine purging. Noah and his family were the only non-genetically impure human being on earth; so, God started the human race again with Noah and his family. However, the Bible tells us in Genesis 6:4 “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward…” (NIV)

This union between women and the fallen angels gave us the first clone in the history of humanity. These clones are never good, they are always evil because they are not God’s creation. In Genesis 6:11 the Bible tells us, 

Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence (NIV)

The word corrupt here is the word šāḥaṯ: “A verb meaning to spoil, to ruin, to destroy, to pervert.[1] The perversion of these fallen angels brough forth violence; a violence that the world has never seen, a violence that will only be greater during the great tribulation (Matthew 24:15-21). In Numbers 13 Moses sent out 12 spices and, with the exception of Joshua and Caleb the report was awful. Numbers 13:31-33 tells us, 

But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” 32 And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, “The land we explored devoursthose living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size. 33 We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.” (NIV)

The Nephilim ate humans! Enoch goes in greater detail stating concerning the Nephilim “And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beast, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another’s flesh, and drinking the blood. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones.”[2] The fallen angels infected all of God’s creation. That is why Romans 8:19 tells us, “For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.” (NIV) In Genesis 6:5-7 the Bible tells us,

Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.The Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. The Lord said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them.” (NASB1995

God’s Word is a story of Good vs Evil, is a story of God’s redemptive plan to save his creation that He loves. In the Old Testament God used the Israelites, His chosen people, to fight and purge the earth from these clones of evil. Today, God uses the church to do so. Those genetically altered monsters still exist, but they are not as obvious as the giants in the Old Testament. Those clones are the ones who are irredeemable; they carry the hate and pride of Satan and the iniquity of Azazel, the fallen angel who taught mankind all of the iniquity of the world.

Examples of these clones are 

  • Sons or Perdition

While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled. John 17:12 (NASB 1995)

  • Suppressors of God’s Truth

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, Romans 1:18 (NASB 1995)

  • The Condemned:

For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. Jude 1:4 (NASB 1995)

The end of these clones of evil is describe in Revelation as they are receiving the wrath of God and their refusal to repent. Revelation 16:10-11 tells us,

Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became darkened; and they gnawed their tongues because of pain, 11 and they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores; and they did not repent of their deeds. (NASB 1995)

Conclusion

Can Jesus fail at anything? Absolutely no! Paul gives us clues of the assurance we have in Jesus. 

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)

“…Neither angels nor demons…” Can this be a reference to the fallen angels in Genesis chapter 6? I believe so. The devil’s plan continues to cause a lot of corruption, violence, pain and confusion on the earth even today; however, at the end of the day, at the end of this story… neither the devil nor his demons will be able to separate us from the love of God. That powerful love will never… ever fail. 

In a portion of his prayer in John 17:12 Jesus established, very clearly, that none of the disciples given to Him by the Father were lost. I believe that to be true then, to be true today and, to be true all the way to the very last disciple that is called to enter the family of God. In Romans 5:8 Paul tells us, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (NIV) Oh right now folks without discernment can’t tell who these clones of evil are, even the earth is waiting for the children of God to be revealed (Romans 8:19), but they will be revealed, all the way the very last one us.

Jesus himself tells us in John 10:16 “I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.” (NIV) Can you sense the assurance of these words? Jesus stated that they “WILL LISTEN TO HIS VOICE…” There is no doubt about that! Beloved, Christ was without sin. He was, He is and forever will be perfect, a perfect sacrifice who will bring perfect results. He will bring ALL whom the Father gave HIM to the Kingdom. Beloved, love never fails (First Corinthians 13:8).


[1] Warren Baker and Eugene E. Carpenter, The Complete Word Study Dictionary: Old Testament (Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 2003), 1124.

[2] The Complete Book of Enoch, Dr. Jay Winter. P. 11

Prophets Making a Fool Out of Themselves Over Trump


This is a time of humility; pray with fear and trembling as you seek God’s will. It is better to ask in humility than to declare in arrogance things that are outside of God’s will. Many have taken the “thou saith the Lord” very lightly and are confusing many. There is no fear of God! 

Prophets fix your theology before you start prophesying, for no prophecy and no prophet has God’s blessing outside of God’s Word. The prophets are making a full out of themselves, not God. Even the world recognizes that you are speaking on your own behalf and not the Lord’s. 

Just as Saul was not good in following divine instructions, Trump was not either. In First Samuel 13:13 Prophet Samuel tells Saul, “You have done a foolish thing,” Samuel said. “You have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time.” (NIV) I heard a prophet stating that Trump was given instructions and that he only followed through with one. Any similarities? 

Many prophets are drunk with the desire for fame and power and are holding on to Trump as if Trump is God. God rejected Trump as God rejected Soul. In First Samuel 16:1 God tells Samuel, “…How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.” (NIV) God is telling you prophets the same thing. Now pray, fill your horn with oil and let the Lord guide into who to anoint as President. We pray for God’s mercy and grace over America! 

In a related story, please watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuehhgrD4iA&t=17s

Who are the Elect and Who are Not? 2


“The Irresistible Love of God”

-In our previous article we established very clearly that salvation is all God’s work… 100%, in accordance with Ephesians 8:9-10, Romans 9:14-16 and John 1:12-13. Please read my first article on this series to connect the dots-
First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 2 Timothy 2:1-4 (NASB 1995)

If it is God’s will for all to be saved and not everyone gets saved, we can conclude that 1) Salvation is a human choice. 2) A human choice can be more powerful than God’s will. 3) God is simply not all powerful. Neither one of these answers are true. 

I want to establish today that my confidence in God’s power to save a life is higher than it has ever been. I trust that God will save every elect person in the world. I have that confidence because God’s number one evangelistic tool is love and, love never fails according to First Corinthians 13:8. Simply put, God’s love is irresistible. The Bible tells us in Romans 8:33-39, 

33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” 
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (NIV)

The salvation of the Elect is solid; nobody can successfully bring a charge against the elect or Chosen. (V.33) That is because we are justified by God himself; in other words, we are made right by God. (V.33) Nobody can successfully condemn us; that is, nobody can declare us guilty. (V.34) We know that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23), but we also know that we are made righteous through Christ (Romans 3:22). Furthermore, we have the assurance of Christ intercession for us. (Romans 8:34). Do you think that Jesus’ prayers will go unanswered? Paul tells us that neither angels nor demons (V. 38) “…nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

That is why Paul can say with confidence that we are more than conquerors. (V. 37) The idea that there are people who are chosen but, for some reason, God failed to save them, is not biblical. Beloved, every elect person will be saved with absolutely no exception and don’t think for minute that God has forgotten about his Covenant People Israel. In Romans 11:25-26 the Bible tells us,

I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, 26 and in this way all Israel will be saved. As it is written: “The deliverer will come from Zion;
    he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. (NIV)

Please don’t confuse what I am saying with the doctrine of inclusion and, don’t think for a minute that I am making the cross of Jesus vain. God is saving his creation through Christ. Elect or not, we all have one thing in common… SIN! First Corinthians 15 gives the true Apostle Creed and the answer for the sin problem,

Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born. First Corinthians 15:1-8 (NIV)

Now, it is clear and easy to accept the fact that we are the elect of God. As we dwell in his love, is inspiring and deeply touching to know that God loves us in such way. However, lets deal with those who are not elected. Where is God’s love for them? How does God determine who to save and who to send to the Lake of Fire? We know that God’s judgments are truth and righteous, but can there be a logical reason why God make such drastic determination to condemn some for all eternity? That is what we are going to deal with in our next and final article on this series.

To be continued…

Who are the Elect and Who are Not?


Absolutely nobody volunteers for repentance (Romans 3:10-11); we as humans hold on tight to our sin. If anything, we all find ways to justify and get even deeper in our sins. As we witness the deterioration of our morals, we see things that were appalled just a few years ago, today not only acceptable, but also made right and, even celebrated in our culture. Without the light of God’s righteousness, we are left in darkness of sin, transgressions and iniquities. That is why salvation is a supernatural work on God. Ephesian 2:8-9 tells us, 

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.” (NIV) 

Romans 9:14-16 also tells us, 

“What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! 15 For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” 16 It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.” (NIV)

Furthermore, Jesus tells us in John 15:16, “You did not choose me, but I chose you…” (NIV) We are chosen by the grace of God. We stand saved today because of God’s will and not ours. Second Peter 3:9 tells us, “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (NIV) 

If salvation is the work of God and, scripturally speaking, clearly is, why do we keep asking folks to make decisions for Christ? There was a time I did not think this was a big deal, but today I realize that it is. We are asking folks to, not only make a decision they are incapable of making, but what’s even worse, making them feel that they are making it and, that they are now right with God. 

By making folks think they have a choice in receiving Christ for their own salvation we partnership with the devil in deceiving them. I am afraid our churches are filled with folks who think they are saved when they are not. Without a born-again spirit there is no wonder our preaching omits sin all together and focused on a motivational style of speaking that is attracted to the soul. This motivational style of teaching is self-centered, but never God’s centered. We are left with a form of godliness that omits the power of God. Beloved, if you are a Born-Again Christian is not because anything special you did; it is strictly because of God’s grace (Ephesians 2:8-9 / Romans 9:14-16). John also tells us, 

“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” John 1:12-13 (NIV)

God gave us freewill and, that freewill will affect our lives significantly, but salvation is not a matter of freewill, salvation is a divine miracle… Period! 

To be continued… 

Prophets, Trump, Truth, Lies and Hope


Many prophets prophesied and continue to prophesize that Donald Trump will win a second term as president of the United States of America. Some have apologized as they acknowledged their error and realized they may not have heard from God. All that said, if you don’t want to apologize for an erroneous prophesy that’s ok with me; that’s between you and God; but know that it is your credibility as a prophet on the line. I do not claim to get it right all the time myself. We can all miss something! 

There something else I am hearing now from a couple of prophets that is really annoying me. These prophets are not only refusing to apologize, but they are passionately stating that they will not apologize for what God told them. What? If God told you that Trump was going to win a second term and he did not, you are now making God out to be either a liar or a simple being incapable of executing his will. No sir!!! That is blasphemy! You must repent. 

Now, Donald Trump is 74 years old; technically he can run for president in 2024; after all, Joe Biden is currently 78. Let’s us remember that it is God who placed those leaders in their positions (Romans 13). God raises leaders, according to the Old Testament pattern, as instruments of blessing or to execute his judgment. Either it is over for America and wickedness will increase or, God is about to raise a true man of God to lead this nation. Currently, that man is not Trump. 

God is about to give this nation a good taste of socialism. After we finished this season, I am praying that America make a sharp right turn. I am praying that many young people open their eyes and see the many lies and deceptions coming out of the government, the press and social media. Make no mistake about it, America will succumb to unrighteousness just like every other nation in the world, for the god of this secular world is Satan (2 Corinthians 4:4). However, I pray that God shows mercy to us one more time before the great fall. I am praying for a Godly leader, because only a true Godly leader can turn the tide of iniquity that has overtaken our nation. If God chooses a leader after His own heart, know that he will be attacked twice as much as Trump, but he will be smarter and filled with a supernatural presence of God in his life that will be obvious. He will not be ashamed of the Gospel; he will not be ashamed of giving glory to God and he will be a true man of prayer.

In all and through all, God is still on the throne; He is still in total control and He promises that the gates of hell will not be able to overtake the church (Matthew 16:18). The question is, do you believe this? Is your hope grounded in God’s Word or is your hope grounded in the government, CNN and social media? 

10 Biblical Characteristics of the 144,000 and the Jehovah Witnesses


I want to deal with this topic biblically and at the same time address the Jehovah Witnesses believe concerning the 144,000. The central believe from the Jehovah Witnesses’ prospective is as follow, 

Main article: The ‘anointed’ (Jehovah’s Witnesses and salvation) Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that exactly 144,000 faithful Christians from Pentecost of 33 AD until the present day will be resurrected to heaven as immortal spirit beings to spend eternity with God and Christ. They believe that these people are “anointed” by God to become part of the spiritual “Israel of God”.[9][10] They believe the 144,000 (which they consider to be synonymous with the “little flock” of Luke 12:32) will serve with Christ as king-priests for a thousand years, while all other people accepted by God (the “other sheep” of John 10:16, composed of “the great crowd” of Revelation 7:9,14 and the resurrected “righteous and the unrighteous” ones of Acts 24:15), will be given an opportunity to live forever in a restored paradise on earth. Individual Witnesses indicate their claim of being “anointed” by partaking of the bread and wine at the annual Memorial of Christ’s death. More than 19,500 Witnesses worldwide—an increase of about 11,000 since 1995[11]—claim to be of the anointed “remnant” of the 144,000.[12][1]

There are a few outrageous and non-biblical issues that I would like to address here. 1) Where is the Restored Paradise on earth? The answer to this question is that there is no such a thing as a restored paradise on earth. The earth as we know it will pass away. Revelation 21:1 tells us, Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. (NIV) 2) Exactly where do we find two heavenly destinations, one for the 144,000 and another for the rest of us? There are only two final destinations, the Lake of Fire for those who died without Christ, whose names are not written in the Book of Life (Revelation 20:15) and, the New Jerusalem for those whose name is written in the Book of Life (Revelation 21:27) 3) Are the righteous and unrighteous enjoying the same final destination? This is an outrageous claim. We are made righteous through Jesus Romans 3:22. We find salvation through Him; without Him we are guilty. If the unrighteous and righteous enjoy the same destination, why did Jesus die for our sins? This is a different gospel all together and it must be rejected sharply.

So, what exactly does the Bible has to say about the 144,000 and what are their characteristics? The Biblical information is found in Revelation 7:1-8 and Revelation 14:1-5. 

10 Characteristics of the 144,000

  1. They will be on earth during the time of the wrath of God (Revelation 6 – Revelation 7:1-2)
  2. They were seal by God (Revelation 7:3 / Revelation 14:1)
  3. They were servants of God; they obviously had a job to do during that time. (Revelation 7:3) A good guess is that God will use them to preach the gospel all over the world as this a theme all through Scripture. Up to Revelation 14 the Gospel is still being proclaimed. (Revelation 14:6-7) However, this is an educated guess.
  4. They were all Jewish, 12 thousand from every Tribe (Revelation 7:4-8) If you are not a Jew you are automatically not a part of this group.
  5. They sang a new song, a song specially interpreted by them before the throne of God (Revelation 14:2-3)
  6. They were redeemed from the earth (Revelation 14:3) 
  7. They were all men (Revelation 14:4) If you are a woman you are automatically not a part of this group.
  8. They were all virgins (Revelation 14:4) If you are not a virgin, you are automatically not a part of this group.
  9. They followed Jesus faithfully (Revelation 14:4) It says that they followed the Lamb wherever the Lamb went. If you have not had that kind of faithfulness you are also disqualify from this group.
  10. They did not lie (Revelation 14:5) That disqualify the rest of us.

Conclusion

Truth is confirmed in God’s Word, not in the imagination and opinions of men.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jehovah%27s_Witnesses

Why Did God Destroy the World? 7 (Final Part)


I recommend that you go back on my blog and read the prior six articles I wrote on this topic. That will help you understand why I am arriving to these conclusions.

Why Did God Destroy the World?

Why Did God Destroy the World? 2

Why Did God Destroy the World? 3 

Why Did God Destroy the Word? 4

Why Did God Destroy the World? 5

Why Did God Destroy the World? 6

As stated before, the events leading to the flood of Noah were the worst in the history of humanity so far. Giants eating human beings and each other, drinking their blood and so on, painted a very horrifying picture. 

The Nephilim were evil with no hope of ever repenting. There was no hope for forgiveness for them. The fallen angels contaminated everything… plants, animals and men. There was no hope for the earth at that time; our genetics were totally adulterated, and extermination was the only option. 

God could have ended it all forever, but none of these took God by surprise; He knew the price of free will for both, men and angels. However, His redemptive plan was established from the beginning. Genesis 3:15 was our first window into the glorious Gospel to come.

And I will put enmity
    between you and the woman,
    and between your offspring and hers;
he will crush your head,
    and you will strike his heel.” (NIV)

Satan knew that his days were numbered through the seed of the women; that is Jesus Christ. Contaminating that seed was a very cleaver plan; but God, as always, was a thousand steps ahead of Satan. First, Jesus defeated Satan in the desert as he took on all of Satan’s temptations. Secondly, Jesus defeated Satan on the cross of Calvary and provided the perfect redemptive plan for the human race. And, third, the actual crushing of Satan’s head will be when he is thrown into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:10). 

Jesus told us in Matthew 24:37-39, “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so, shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” (NIV) Genesis 6 tells us exactly what was taking place before the flood. What can be worse than what humans experienced in Genesis 6? I cannot even imagine. 

Ephesians 2:8-9 tells us, “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” (NASB 1995) 

So even as man has a free will, man is incapable of saving himself. So why there are so many folks who will perish? I believe these are folks who are genetically infected by the fallen angels. I believe these folks are unredeemable and will never enjoy God’s mercy or peace; they are incapable of repenting. Jude speaks of those folks when he says,

Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. Jude 1:3-5 (NIV) Further down Jude quote Enoch directly, when he states,

Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about them: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones 15 to judge everyone, and to convict all of them of all the ungodly acts they have committed in their ungodliness, and of all the defiant words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” 16 These people are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage. Jude 1:14-16 (NIV)

Jude is quoting The Watchers, a book of Enoch that focused on the fallen Angels. Enoch gave us great insight on Genesis 6. I am convinced that there are unredeemable people who are spiritual monstrosities who were clone with evil. These are not humans, these are monsters. I believe that we see these monsters in Revelation 9:20-21, as God is releasing his wrath, 

The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk; 21 and they did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries nor of their immorality nor of their thefts. (NASB 1995)

We all as humans carry the original sin of Adam and Eve and we have all been victims of the iniquity of Azazel. However, that is why Jesus came. Jesus came to redeem us from all sins, transgressions and iniquities. That is why we must be Born Again. The new birth is in the spirit (John 3). 

Our spirits, prior to the born-again experience were contaminated with sin brought in by Adam and Eve and, iniquity, brought in by Azazel. We still struggle with iniquity after we are born again because our flesh is still a slave of sin; but now we have a willing spirit (Matthew 26:40-43). Now we have a battle going on in the inside of us. Galatians 5:17 tells us, “For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.” (NKJV) The flesh is the part of us that will always be affected by the iniquity of Azazel; but one thing is to be affect by evil, the other is to be infected genetically. 

When you are cloned with evil the Spirit of God cannot reside in you. You are not human, you are a strange thing; that is why God needed to destroy all of the creation with the flood, that is why God ordered the killing of men, women and children, because these were a part of monsters who were evil continuously.

God’s redemptive plan for Israel involved God’s judgments over these creatures. This have not change. There is a final judgment and, an end, to all of this evil that has affected God’s creation. For those who are not genetically clones with this evil, there is hope. In Ecclesiastes 12:7 the Bible tells us “… and the spirit returns to God who gave it.” 

It is important to remember that Jesus still needed to die for our sins because, at the end of the day, we have all sinned and fall short of God’s glory (Romans 3:23). Beloved, Jesus did not die in vain; He was the perfect sacrifice for all of our sins. The blood of Jesus needed to be shed for us to find redemption for our sins. Sin needed to be dealt with it. If God does not address sin, he will be unjust. He placed the judgment and punishment of our sin on Jesus (First Peter 2:24). Jesus is the only way out of this corrupt world. 

Why do you think that God’s people are not of this world? (John 17:16). Why do you think God is telling us not to be conformed to the world? (Romans 12:2). Why do you think God tells us that when we become friends of the world, we become enemies of God? (James 4:4). Why do you think God cries out for us to get out of Babylon? (Revelation 18:4). Beloved, we do not belong to this world genetically nor spiritually and, you know this… deep inside you know you belong to God.

Who can resist God’s love? Only somebody genetically corrupt; somebody who is filled with hate; somebody whom every intent, every thought and every imagination of the heart is continually evil. But if your heart is feeling the love of God at this hour; the Holy Spirit is dealing with you. Surrender and do not resist; acknowledge Him who created you. You belong to God.

Do you believe in Jesus? Are you willing to confess your sins? Are you willing to repent? Do you want to make things right with God? Do you believe that Jesus died, and that God resurrected Him on the third day? Do you believe that Jesus is alive and will return again? If you say yes to these questions, right there where you are, repeat this prayer, confess and declare what is already happening in your heart. 

“Jesus, I repent of my sins. I confess that I believe that you lived amongst us, that you die and that on the third day God raised you from the dead. Come into my heart, be my Savior and be my Lord… In Jesus name!” 

Now praise God and thank Him for you are God’s elect, beloved you have been chosen for such a time as this (First Peter 1:1-4) (NIV) If you pray this prayer, let me hear from you… 907-888-0117. 

The Power Within that We are Not Using


And He called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all the demons and to heal diseases. And He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to perform healing. Luke 9:1-2 (NASB 1995)

Are we in the Body of Christ all talk and no action? Do we ignore the power of God? Do we even know that is available? Surely these verses, at the least, should provoke us to sincerely examine our ministries. As Jesus is sending the 12 disciples, he anointed them to do four fundamental actions in ministry.

  1. He gave them power and authority over demons:  The word power is the Greek word dúnamis; meaning “To be able; to be capable.”[1] The word authority is the Greek word exousía; meaning that “…it is permissible, it is allowed. It is our right; we have the liberty to.”[2] If we put these definitions together, we can conclude that we are capable and have authority to cast out demons. 
  2. He also gave us power and authority to heal diseases: The word heal is the Greek word, “therapeúō; to render voluntary service, but primarily signifies to serve as therápōnDerivtherapeía(2322), service.[3] The word diseases is the Greek word, nósos meaning “…pain and sorrow.[4] What we are dealing with here is emotional healing through therapy. Folks suffer from all kinds of mental diseases such as depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and many others. Anointed therapy is available through Jesus Christ. 
  3. He sent them out with a message and that is the message of the Kingdom: This is all Kingdom-related with the gospel at the center. 
  4. He sent them out to perform healing: The words Perform, and Healing here are the same; this is the Greek word, iáomai; meaning “To heal, to cure, to restore to bodily health.”[5] Noticed the difference between the power and authority to heal diseases and performing healing. One is emotional and the other is physical. We need deliverance from both.

It is obvious to me that in America we placed a great deal of emphasis on…Wait for it, wait for it… NONE of these fundamental actions of ministry. We are too cool and too dignify to deal with demons. We have Christians who act like emotional baskets but prefer meds over deliverance. We are preaching about all kinds of things while about ignoring the gospel and, physical healing is nonexistence.  We should be praying for our brothers and sister in these areas every time we come together. 

These fundamentals of ministry are there, they are biblical and available for us. However, we seem to be busy with networking; we are too busy getting our degrees, the building fund, the fancy lights, etc. with absolutely no evidence of the power of God. We surely have a form of godliness, but… where is the power? Beloved, this is the power within that we are not using.


[1] Spiros Zodhiates, The Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament (Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 2000).

[2] Spiros Zodhiates, The Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament (Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 2000).

[3] Spiros Zodhiates, The Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament (Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 2000).

[4] Spiros Zodhiates, The Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament (Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 2000).

[5] Spiros Zodhiates, The Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament (Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 2000).

Why Did God Destroy the World? 6


Are the Nephilim Amongst Us today?

I cannot imagine a world more devastating and scarier than the world where these Giants were around raping women, enslaving, killing and devouring men. I cannot even imagine the terror of witnessing such violence and corruption. I asked myself if I would have been one of those 10 men that Moses sent out to spy the land, how would I have reacted. They witnessed these Nephilim devouring men and they saw the bloodbath firsthand. 

Today I admire, more than ever, the faith of men like Joshua, the faith of Caleb and the faith of David and his mighty men who fought against these giants and defeat them. Today, these Nephilim are still around us, but they are no longer giants. Perhaps that was a mistake on the devil’s part as they consumed too much food and men were not able to supply what they needed to survive. That is the reason why these monsters ended up killing and devouring each other. Enoch tells us exactly what these Nephilim are today,

And now, the giants, who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall be called evil spirits upon de earth, and on the earth shall be their dwelling. Evil spirits have produced from their bodies; because they are born from men and the Watchers is their beginning and primal origin, they shall be evil spirits, and evil spirits shall they be called. And the spirit of the giants of the giants afflict, oppress, destroy, attack, do battle, and work destruction on the earth, and cause trouble. They take no food, but nevertheless hunger and thirst, and cause offences. And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against the women, because they have proceeded from them.”[1]

Reading these words helps us understand what Jude tells us in Jude 1:3-4. Jude actually confirms that these Nephilim are with us, but in the form of demons. That is the reason why they, as Jude stated, were able to secretly slipped in among us; How? Because these demons use bodies like yours and mine to do their evil deeds. 

Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. Jude 1:3-4 (NIV)

Demons have a very specific job description: 

  1. Afflict or cause distress
  2. Oppress or persecute 
  3. Destroy or demolish
  4. Attack or assault
  5. Do battle or conflict
  6. Work Destruction or devastation
  7. Cause trouble or anxiety
  8. Causes offences or wrongdoing

As we saw earlier, these Fallen Angels were able to establish a very sophisticated demonic school. They taught men all the iniquity that is upon the earth today. Beloved, we need God like never before; we need his Spirit like never before; we need to study the Scriptures like never before and, we need to discern the spirits like never before. 

To be continued…


[1] The Complete Book of Enoch, 2015 by Dr. Jay Winter, p. 19