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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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…

What is the unpardonable sin?

The unpardonable sin ‘Matthew 12:31-32 And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in…

The Lordship of Jesus and our salvation

Dear friends, This is a follow-up note to “Jesus is Lord” note, I put up a few weeks ago. You can find it here: https://hischarisisenough.wordpress.com/2013/08/04/what-does-jesus-is-lord-actually-mean/ Its just that I discover so much more to this I just had to write a brand new piece on this subject. There are many who teach that only few make…

Grace is not obeying the law of Moses but the law of Christ.

n Dear friends, Recently I spotted an article written by a good meaning Bishop who stated that the Grace believers obliterated all laws when we say we are not under Law. I will reproduce the article in parts and will state my comments in italics. Please note that this is not a critique of the…

What is a “living sacrifice”? What Romans 12:1 is all about.

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Dear friends, So often when we read this verse, we bring…

What it means to be “seated with Christ.”

Dear friends, I just wanted to share the notes of today’s message with you on my thoughts on Ephesians with you. As I prepared the notes, I am overwhelmed with how little we actually spend our mind thinking of what it means to be seated in Christ. This one thought truly was impressed upon my…

Hebrews 1: It’s direct now!

Dear friends, I noticed that many teach Hebrews chapter 1 being Jesus is sovereign or that he is superior to the angels. I verily believe it is a merely a preamble to a more important message. Let us see how Hebrews 1 begin. “In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times…

The Law of Moses and its relationship with the Angels.

The law of Moses actually celebrates the administration of angels over the Jews. It is pertinent to note that the angels task is to separate God from you. Everywhere angel appears it is to separate. A cherub was placed to separate you from the tree of life. The angels are woven into the veil of…

Grace has to be “Hyper!”

Dear friends, Recently Charisma Magazine had been publishing articles warning many of the dangers of the “grace movement” by labeling it “hyper grace” or “dangerous grace”. This part 2 of my response to the article “What is wrong about Grace?” by Mike Bickle. It is very important for us to note that when Paul was…

What are the commands John asked us to obey in his letters?

It is imperative for us to realize that context is the most important thing in scripture understanding.  Often we read the letters of John we find ourselves stumbled in our the impossibilities he demands from us. Here’s one. 1Jo 2:3-4 3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments….

Removing the poverty mentality from the Gospel.

Myths about Poverty Mentality. So often, we are told that Christians should have a mentality that wealth is not a good thing; that the gospel is not something that should be linked to prosperity. Yet I see the very same people who make such comments driving big cars and living in big houses. Don’t get…

Did the Law exist before the 10 commandments were given?

“Abraham didn’t exist before the Law. The Law was in existence from the Garden of Eden, though at that time there was only ONE Law: Don’t eat from the forbidden tree. Other Laws were added as needed and passed down orally. For instance: Yudah was born and died well before the Law was written down…

Why the New Covenant is unbreakable…

This morning someone wrote this on my friend’s wall and said the new covenant is no different from that of the old covenant. She wrote: “The only difference between the Covenants is that Yahshua’s sacrifice replaced animal sacrifices and He reinstituted the Firstborn (Christians) as priests instead of Levites, as it was in the beginning….

Can a Christian who has “fallen away” be saved? A new look at Hebrews 6

Hebrews 6 4 It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age 6 and who have fallen[c] away, to be brought back to repentance. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all…

Grace in Action: Jonathan Wong, a life saved by grace.

  [please click on video to play video] No more condemnation By Jonathan Wong I’ve been a Christian about 20 years now. Since I first accepted Christ, I started going to Sunday School and then to church, all the while serving in areas that I felt God had given me talents in. My girlfriend and…