Understanding Revelation 20: Satan and the lake of fire.

Did you know that when Jesus was referring to the worms that do not die and fires that do not end were referring to the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple and not hell?

Mark 9:48
‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’

Now look at this.

Isaiah 66:24
And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.

Jesus was quoting the massacre of the Jews during the Babylonian attacks. He was saying it will happen again when the Romans attack Jerusalem.

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Jesus is YHVH.

This post may be offensive to some. However truth must be told. Contrary to some popular belief Jehovah is not God’s name. His name is in Hebrew and the equivalent alphabets are YHVH. Yud Hei Vau Hei. In Hebrew every letter is a picture too. Kind of like our A for Apple B for Boy…

A walk by the sea shore.

There are so many fascinating things that is recorded in Matthew 4 which had made it so hard to pen down. Just read these words. Matthew 4:13-16 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali— to fulfill what was said through the prophet…

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 220,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 9 days for that many people to see…

What did God condemn?

We must really get rid of this idea that God loves to condemn the sinner for his sins. Romans 8:3 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: He…

Arguing Melchizedek is Jesus is missing the point.

Guys. Let me be frank. Melchizedek is not a real name. His name is actually a title. It is taken from 2 words. Melchi and Zedek. King and Righteousness. It is his title. King of Righteousness. He was also the King of Salem. Salem was the original name of Jerusalem before it became Jerusalem. Traditional…

Sacrificing Isaac: A fresh perspective.

We really must teach the account of Abraham sacrificing Isaac, not from the point how Abraham showed he loved God. The Bible actually says God does not delight in sacrifices. He delights in the obedience of His Son Jesus. This can be seen in Hebrews 10. We must understand that Abraham was called out from…

What should we really be learning from the 4 creatures.

A good friend asked me about my views on the 4 living creatures on the throne. Hi. These are my thoughts. The 4 living creatures were mention 3 times. 1st. In Isaiah 6. They appear IN the temple and sing Holy Holy Holy. The 2nd time was in Ezekiel. Where they appeared with wheels. This…

Revelation 8: The fiery Mountain. Implications.

The mountain that is thrown into the sea. Revelation 8:8 The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain, burning with fire, was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood. This morning I woke up with a voice speaking to me to tell me this is the…

My thoughts on Revelation

My journey through the Book of Revelation has been a very enriching one. I thank those who have taken the journey with me. Though many have dissented, many are freed from an idea of the possibility of being left behind. I have learned a few things which I would like to share and what has…

Dating the Book of Revelation

Dating the Book of Revelation With the dating of Revelation, you establish the true historical prospective. If you date it early, you have its fulfillment in God’s judgment on Israel. If you date it late, you have every man’s idea. So dating plays a very important part in its interpretation. There are differences of opinion…

The Cure for Lukewarmness.

Many of us read the message to Laodicea and think Jesus is speaking about believers losing their salvation. The problem in that city was that they had no water. So they build water trenches to transport water from nearby town. The problem was that by the time the water reach Laodicea the water was no…

On vengeance and universalism.

There are times in our preaching we represent to others that God is a “trigger happy” God who loves to keep people out of heaven. There are also those who tells us that everyone will be saved whether you want to or not. A good reference point would be in these verses. Luke 19:41-44 41…

Love One Another….

Church Members Mistreat Homeless Man in Church Unaware It Is Their Pastor in Disguise Pastor Jeremiah Steepek transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while…

Is 1 John 1 for Believers or Unbelievers?

Originally posted on Escape to Reality:
“Why do you assume that the first chapter of first John is addressed to unbelievers?” This question was put to me by a friend after reading my recent post on 1 John 1:9. Judging by some of the comments that have come up in various discussion threads, it’s a…

Penalties and Repentance: Grace is not a false movement (3)

I am writing my third respond to this article who has accused the Grace Movement as a false teaching: http://www.learningfromthemaster.com/apps/blog/categories/show/1666488-grace-movement Part 1 of the article is here: https://hischarisisenough.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/grace-teachers-are-not-false-messiahs-grace-is-not-a-false-movement-1/ Part 2 of the article is here: https://hischarisisenough.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/myths-that-itching-ears-want-to-hear-grace-is-not-a-false-movement-2/ I want to respond to this part of the article today: “Exemption from the penalties of sin  Grace theologians believe in what…

Did Jesus abolish the Law or not?

Take a good look at the picture. Many believers keep harping on the fact that Jesus said he did not come to abolish the law. Take another look at the picture, you may argue oh but that’s the food law as well as the ceremonial law”. Now take a look at Football On Saturdays. That’s…