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January 22, 2020  

The Messianic Jonah Chapter 2- The Story of Our Great Redemption #30

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Jesus prophesied and clarified that Jonah's experience in the belly of the great fish had similarities to what was going to happen to Him in the heart of the earth. 

For just as Jonah was in the belly of the huge fish for three days and three nights, so the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights. (Mastthew 12:40 NET)

The heart of the earth was none other than the center of the earth, the supposed location of hades. Jonah 2 tells us some things Jonah did in the belly of that great fish. Jonah was conscious, in torments, and he prayed for deliverance from the belly of the great fish. Note that the belly of the great fish was not the grave just like hades was not the grave. That alone should clear up all the foolishness some believe when they say that hades, like sheol (in Hebrew), only meant the grave. The belly of the great fish was no more the physical tomb for Jonah than the heart of the earth was for Jesus. 

Want more? Listen in and be blessed with this podcast.

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If you have not done so, please study the previous podcasts to get a clearer understanding of this life-changing teaching. That way you get it in context. 

Download the free book that was the basis for most of this study, “The Story of our Great Redemption: Beyond Human Imagination!” That's the link to get the free 194-page book. I've published five different versions on this subject since 1977. The latest 2013 version in Spanish, Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra” is 290 pages long. Obviously, the Lord taught me a few more things from His Word. That is the most complete version I have published. In its pages are many of the extra things I brought out in these podcasts that were not in previous versions. Get the free "Tres Días..." PDF here. Glory to God!

January 15, 2020  

Messianic Psalms 18- Part 2- The Story of Our Great Redemption #29

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The more you hear and see in Psalms 18, the more you realize this Psalm could ONLY be speaking of Jesus in hades. It reveals how the Father got Jesus out of hades by a heavenly “special forces” rescue mission that shook eternity. The Father brought His Son out from among the place of the dead with all its demon hordes (hades). Psalms 18 is a revelation of the initial phase of the resurrection, the side where the power of God got Jesus out from the realm of the dead. We are talking about the spiritual resurrection that happened BEFORE the physical resurrection from the tomb. 

Study with us and don’t quit. It gets better and more powerful as we move next into Jonah 2. Glory to God! Listen to the podcast and be mightily blessed!

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If you have not done so, please study the previous podcasts to get a clearer understanding of this life-changing teaching. That way you get it in context. 

Download the free book that was the basis for most of this study, “The Story of our Great Redemption: Beyond Human Imagination!” That's the link to get the free 194-page book. I've published five different versions on this subject since 1977. The latest 2013 version in Spanish, Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra” is 290 pages long. Obviously, the Lord taught me a few more things from His Word. That is the most complete version I have published. In its pages are many of the extra things I brought out in these podcasts that were not in previous versions. Get the free "Tres Días..." PDF here. Glory to God!

January 11, 2020  

Messianic Psalms 18- Part 1- The Story of Our Great Redemption #28

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Wow! Wait for it...

The magnificent Psalms 18, and what the Father did when He raised Jesus out of hades and from the tomb, will rock your world to its very foundations! As I have pointed out, Psalms 18 is looked at as a Psalm of deliverance of David that had nothing to do with Jesus. He spoke as a prophet often in the Psalms about the sacrifice of Jesus, both physical and spiritual. When you begin to connect the dots, you begin to see how pregnant the Psalms are with this revelation.

Jesus said this after His resurrection:

When I was with you before, I told you everything written about me by Moses and the prophets and in the Psalms must all come true. (Luke 24:44 NLT)

Have you seen lists that contain hundreds of places in the Hebrew Scripture that referred to Jesus? Do you think we have learned all the references and have no further need to learn more in the writings of Moses, the prophets, and the Psalms? It would be very high-minded or prideful to think we already know it all. Even if we could quote the whole Bible from memory, we do not know it all.

The apostle Paul stated that all we know now is partial and incomplete, and that in the world to come (Heaven) we will finally know just as God knows. (1 Corinthians 13:12 NLT) I think that for a very long time we will walk around Heaven and our mouths will be full of "ooh’s" and "ah’s". We will go from one revelation to another in awe! We will finally realize how little we knew, and how much we really misunderstood.

I certainly don't claim to know everything, or even a lot. The more I study, the more I must bow my head in humility and recognize how little I know. I have been graced by the Lord to learn some additional things about the sacrifice of Jesus, things that are truly revolutionary. I give Him all the glory for it. You are the real beneficiary of whatever He shows me. I get the privilege of writing and preaching about it for YOUR benefit.

Psalms 18 is one of those Psalms that is eye-popping and will grab your heart and imagination. The same will happen to you when we begin to study Jonah in relation to the sacrifice of Jesus. The podcast below is part one of a two-part presentation on Psalms 18. Get ready for it!

Be mightily blessed!
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If you have not done so, please study the previous podcasts to get a clearer understanding of this life-changing teaching. That way you get it in context. 

Download the free book that was the basis for most of this study, “The Story of our Great Redemption: Beyond Human Imagination!” That's the link to get the free 194-page book. I've published five different versions on this subject since 1977. The latest 2013 version in Spanish, Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra” is 290 pages long. Obviously, the Lord taught me a few more things from His Word. That is the most complete version I have published. In its pages are many of the extra things I brought out in these podcasts that were not in previous versions. Get the free "Tres Días..." PDF here. Glory to God!

January 8, 2020  

Messianic Psalms 88- Part 2- The Story of Our Great Redemption #27 and a Mighty Testimony

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We finish our short study of the Messianic Psalms 88. Don't miss this powerful Word. Be blessed! 

NEW Testimony, and I mean this just happened!!!

This past Sunday afternoon I (Dan) seriously hurt my neck. (January 5, 2020) When I did, I heard the loud crack of a neck bone on the left side, about half-way down the neck. It was not a little crack like you get when a chiropractor manipulates your neck or when you crack your knuckles. It was a crack like I heard when I broke my foot in the mid 90's. It was scary loud, and I said to myself, "Oh no!" I knew it was VERY bad! Instantly an excruciating pain shot through my neck, head, and shoulder. It got so bad, that my neck became stiff and unmovable within minutes. I had never felt such horrible pain, and I have had some whoppers in my life. I put all kinds of goop on my neck and took a variety of pain relievers to ease the pain, but NOTHING worked. The side of my neck began to swell up, and I could barely touch it because of the pain. If I pressed my skin softly, the pain would shoot through my body like a hot knife.

I believe in healing and miracles. I believe that Jesus took our sickness and carried our diseases so we can be healed. (Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24) I am aware to some degree of what Jesus suffered for us. You have been reading about it for months now. Jesus is my Savior AND my Healer! He is my deliverer, and He is a miracle worker, the same yesterday, today, and forever! (Hebrews 13:8) I trust Him for my health and have for a long time.

The severity of the situation was so overwhelming, that I found myself gasping for deliverance. I prayed and asked the Lord, "What do I need to do about this?" I was willing to go to the emergency room if I needed it. I have no qualms about getting medical treatment if needed. I would rather get a miracle and a healing, but if my faith is not to the place of receiving, then I would rather get medical help and live another day to preach His Word. That is a whole lot better than refuse medical treatment and die early because I was presumptuous and prideful. Some people fail in faith because they are not in a place to receive. Jesus told the woman that had the issue of blood, "Your faith has healed you." (Mark 5:34) There are other examples where Jesus commended the faith of the individual and its place in receiving their miracle. Look at the blind man in Mark 10:52.

Well, mama didn't raise no fool in faith. It’s bad English, but I know that if my faith is weak, I need to get off my blessed assurance and get it built up! The only way to do that is to get the Word in you about healing and put that Word in your mouth. I have not always been perfect in my faith on the Covenant, and sometimes I have been stronger in faith than at other times. Do you know what I mean? As I said, I asked the Lord, "What do I need to do about this?" I humbled myself. If I had to, I would head to the emergency room. The Lord spoke to my heart, "You need to take a stand." I knew what that meant. It was fighting time. Sometimes you must fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on God's life, and make a good confession before witnesses. (1 Timothy 6:12) By the way, my wife and our triplets are witnesses of these events.

I prayed and asked the Lord for a healing and a miracle. Then, I believed that I received them at that moment based on the Word (Matthew 8:17 and 1 Peter 2:24), regardless of the excruciating pain I was feeling. Numerous times tears filled my eyes because of the pain. I looked unto Jesus through the pain and tears, the author and finisher of my faith. (Hebrews 12:2) I looked to the One that suffered in my place and received my healing when I prayed, though I could not yet see it or feel it. I was acting on Mark 11:23- 24. I took my stand and drew a line in the sand.

The devil began his attack. Anytime you take a stand of faith, mark it down that your faith will be tested. (James 1:2, 3) He came immediately to attempt to steal the Word I had chosen to stand on for my healing and miracle. (Mathew 13:19, Mark 4:15) The fiery darts were coming in a barrage one after the other. Only the shield of faith was going to quench them. (Ephesians 6:16)

“You will never preach again! You will never be a father to your triplet boys! You will fail miserably and have to go to the hospital! They will have to operate on your fractured neck, and it will never be the same. Your wife will also have to quit her work to take care of you, and none of your plans will come to pass! You will get fat and out of shape because you will never be able to exercise again! You will be crippled for life. Your life is over” … and on and on it went getting more and more oppressive and negative the longer it went on.

What do you do in the middle of a fight? Do you give up and quit? You had better not do that or it will be all over. Immediately, I went to work on the devil.

“Devil! You are a liar! Get out of here in Jesus’ Name. Jesus took my sicknesses and carried my diseases, and by His stripes I was healed. I believed I received my healing and my miracle when I prayed. I have my healing now in Jesus’ Name. I have my miracle now in Jesus’ Name.”

I got so loud and obnoxious against the devil that they may have heard me down the street!

I continued:

“Thank you, Lord, for my miracle. Thank you, Lord, for my healing! I am healed because YOU said I was healed through what you did. I have it now. I have life and that more abundantly (John 10:10), the life of Jesus is made manifest in my mortal flesh (2 Corinthians 4:10, 11), and the Lord satisfies me with a long and strong life (Psalms 91:16). I refuse to be weak or sick. The Lord is the strength of my life (Psalms 27:1), and I say that I am strong in the Lord right now. (Joel 3:10, Ephesians 6:10) I speak to you neck and I command you to be healed in the Name of Jesus. You have a miracle. Pain, I command you to be removed from my body in the Name of Jesus!" (Mark 11:23)

I got strong and I got loud at times. The Lord was helping me. I knew it even though there was no change in my body, and it felt like it was getting worse. Sunday night I barely slept, if any at all. The pain continued to increase and by the morning I was desperate. One thing I have learned is to never let your enemy see you sweat. I refused to quit, and I refused to give in. I again reinforced my faith and took my stand against all the negative trash the devil was bombarding my mind with.

Monday morning, I said to myself: “Healed people don’t stay in bed and writhe in pain. Regardless of what I feel, I am going to act on healing. I am going to act in faith. I am stepping out and doing something to act on the Word that I have believed.”

Dear brethren (including the sisters), I did this as an act of faith, but I did this in defiance to the devil’s lies and the horrible symptoms in my body. Logic screamed to run to the emergency room, but I already knew from the Lord I had to take a stand. I was in such severe pain I could hardly get into my pick-up truck, and could barely see my back and side mirrors. You may think it was reckless of me, but I had a witness from the Lord a take a step beyond all reason. I decided to go to a storage unit I had with about 40+ heavy boxes (40-50 lbs. each) and piled them into the back of the truck in the middle of throbbing and excruciating pain. By the time I got back home, I could hardly focus my eyes, but I acted again and took all the boxes out of the truck. Yeow!

I am telling my part in receiving a miracle. Miracles always require an act. To get money from a fish’s mouth, Peter had to go fishing. To get the axe head that flew off the handle and fell into a river, the prophet threw a branch in the water and the axe head floated to the top! To split the Red Sea Moses had to stand and raise His staff until all the children of Israel crossed over on dry land. When the Egyptian army attempted to cross after them through the Red Sea, Moses lowered his hands and the water destroyed the army. When they needed water in the middle of a drought the prophet instructed the people to dig their diches and water would fill them. When they ran out of wine at the wedding feast of Cana, Jesus commanded them to fill water pots to the brim and serve it to the guests, the water was miraculously turned into the best wine! With 5 loaves and 2 fishes Jesus fed thousands after He prayed and commanded them to be given to the people. The loaves and fishes multiplied, everybody was fed to the full, and there were leftovers! You get the picture. A miracle requires an action led by the Holy Spirt. Glory to God! I received what I had to do to activate my miracle, and I went for it with everything I had in me. The woman with the issue of blood came through the crowd of people because she said, “If I touch the hem of His garment, I will be made whole.” She did it in her weakened state, and when she touched the Master, healing power flowed out of Him (and she didn’t even ask for permission) and healed her. She got it on her own faith in Jesus! Wow! Remember that faith without actions by itself is stone cold dead and it will never work. It is only the faith that is acted upon that will come to pass. Often it is a combination of saying and doing as the woman with the issue of blood. She said and she did, power flowed, and it happened! (See James 2:19-26 in the Amplified or some other translations besides the KJV.)

Here’s the clincher. After I acted on my faith in obedience to what I believed I received from the Lord to do, I got desperately worse. By nightfall, I again reaffirmed my faith often that I have my healing and I have my miracle in Jesus’ Name. Again, I barely slept. The excruciating pain kept me up most of the night. I was lying down, face up, as my mouth and heart continued thanking the Lord for my healing and my miracle. At four thirty A. M., one of the triplets woke up and asked for water. My wife got up and took care of it, and again I reaffirmed my faith. Through the blinding pain and as tears poured down my face, I said, “Lord you are my healer. Lord you are the miracle worker. I have my healing and I have my miracle.” Then the Lord said so softly and lovingly in my heart, “Son rest now. I've got this.” I rested as He said. I believed what He said to my heart. He had this.

Oh, the joy that flooded my soul! I woke up out of deep sleep at 6 am Tuesday morning. I slowly raised my head off the pillow with the assistance of my arms, and then it hit me! The pain and the swelling were totally and completely gone! The miracle and the healing came to pass! Between the time I laid my head down just after 4:30 A. M. and 6 A. M. it happened!!!! I checked myself and was amazed at the work of the Lord in my body! Oh, and then I began to cry like a baby out of a deep place in my heart of gratitude and thanksgiving! I overflowed with joy and gratitude! I am so grateful to the Lord for His mighty healing and miracle in my life!

I immediately informed my wife and we both cried for joy. It was so sweet to know that my Savior and Healer lives and that He is still the miracle worker today! I bragged on what Jesus did for me to my triplet boys and they were also overwhelmed with God’s goodness! What a miracle! So wonderful and true!                

What a Miracle!

So wonderful and true

He saved my life

And He brought me through

 

So kind and good

The Miracle worker is He

I received from Him as I should

The Healer for all to see

 

If you suffer in pain now

Why do you fret?

We have a Healer God

So, don’t you sweat!

 

For your miracle today

Take your stand and pray

Lay hold by faith in Jesus’ Name

And you will never be the same

I trust you receive this testimony and this Word today. I am no poet, but this poem came up out of my spirit as I finished writing. It’s is from the Lord for you. Even if my delivery is not perfect, get the message!

I pray for you now in Jesus’s Name that you receive a mighty miracle and healing from God! May your life reflect God’s mercies and goodness! May you be a living testimony in Jesus’ Name!

One more thing I must tell you. The Lord let me know that this was a huge breakthrough for my family and me. Things I had been believing God for a long time just broke through. I was suddenly placed in a wide place, an open space through a great and big open door. It was a closed door in the spirit world that just got kicked open widely! 

I pray your healing and miracle become the same for you. May you have a magnificent breakthrough and may you be ushered through a wide open door in Jesus' Name!

Be greatly, gloriously, and mightily blessed!

January 2, 2020  

Messianic Psalms 88- Part 1- The Story of Our Great Redemption #26

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Generally, the sacrifice of Jesus has been reduced to a physical sacrifice alone, hence only a portrayal of His death on the cross and the resurrection from the tomb in movies and at most churches. Though, without question the physical side was a part of His sacrifice for us, the spiritual sacrifice of the soul and spirit Christ for sin should not be ignored.

The spiritual side of the sacrifice of Jesus has always been included in Isaiah 53. Yet, most ignore it or don't know anything about it.

Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He hath put Him to grief. When thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin... He shall see of the travail of His soul and shall be satisfied. By His knowledge shall My righteous Servant justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities. Therefore, will I divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong, because He hath poured out His soul unto death. And He was numbered with the transgressors; and He bore the sin of many and made intercession for the transgressors. (Isaiah 53:10a-12 KJ21)

Did you note the three references to the fact that His soul was an offering for sin, and it refers to the travail (suffering) of His soul and that He poured out His soul unto death? We cannot but proclaim it: Jesus suffered for our sins spiritually as well as physically!

But God hath raised Him up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it... because Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption. (Acts 2:24, 27 KJ21)

Acts 2:24 was never referring to the physical side of the sacrifice of Jesus. Being loosed from the pains of death cannot be physical because once someone is dead there is no pain at all. Pinch a dead man and see if he squirms in pain! No, the pains of death that Jesus suffered for us were in hell (hades-Acts 2:27). The pains of death do not refer to when the body of Christ was in the tomb because it says He was raised up having been loosed from the pains of death. In other words, these were pains of death he suffered before his physical resurrection. He could not be held by death in hades because He was loosed from that realm of the dead. I hope you got that.

I know we have harped on this, but this study and the next few coming up will connect many Messianic Scripture and bring them to life for you as never before. The reason Scripture like Psalms 88 has not generally been recognized as Messianic is because of a lack of knowledge of the spiritual sufferings of Christ. Once you begin to see how Psalms 88 connects with other Scripture, you will have a rich and very satisfying "Aha" moment during this podcast.

Be mightily blessed with the Word and the power of the Holy Spirit in this podcast!

If you have not done so, please study the previous podcasts to get a clearer understanding of this life-changing teaching. That way you get it in context. 

Download the free book that was the basis for most of this study, “The Story of our Great Redemption: Beyond Human Imagination!” That's the link to get the free 194-page book. I've published five different versions on this subject since 1977. The latest 2013 version in Spanish, Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra” is 290 pages long. Obviously, the Lord taught me a few more things from His Word. That is the most complete version I have published. In its pages are many of the extra things I brought out in these podcasts that were not in previous versions. Get the free "Tres Días..." PDF here. Glory to God!

December 25, 2019  

Celebrating Three Kings Day

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When I was raised in Puerto Rico in the 60's, we celebrated Christmas, but "Reyes" or "Kings" was THE celebration of when the three Kings or Magi came to worship Jesus. The night before Three Kings day celebrations on January 6 were special nights. Children all over the island would leave grass out (generally by a manger built or prepared for the occasion) to feed the camels of the Three Kings, and they in turn would leave presents. Many times, Reyes was a much bigger celebration than Christmas. We loved Reyes!

As you grow up, and begin to follow Jesus, you learn a few things if you will study. For example, the names and the numbers of the wise men that came from the East are never mentioned in the New Testament. Not only that, the word translated as wise men (magoi) is not the Greek word for kings (basileon)! Oops! So much for the tradition of the Three Gentile Kings that came to worship baby Jesus, all based on human invention. None of it is Scriptural!

The above may be disconcerting for the unlearned, but the truth will not oppress you. The truth of God's Word will make you free from the traditions of men, if you will allow it. (John 8:32) Here comes much food for thought.

The Wise Men that Came to See Jesus were Magi - Astrologers?

Does anybody but me have a problem with the tradition that the wise men were astrologers of the Magi caste from Babylon? I hope not. For many years, as a Christian, that “scratched” at me on the inside.

We know from Scripture how much God despises all the pagan practices of idolatry that include sorcery (deals with potions and spells), witchcraft (those that cast spells -incantations and curses and invoke (evil) spirits to get their will done), necromancers (those that attempt to speak to the dead, mediums), soothsayers (fortune tellers, and that includes the ouiji boards of today, tarot cards, divination, psychics), spiritists (those that channel evil spirits to tell your fortune), and astrologers (those that tell of events past, present, and future by “reading” the stars and planets). Here are a few verses of Scripture that put in view God’s perspective:

Do not defile yourselves by turning to mediums or to those who consult the spirits of the dead. I am the Lord your God. (Leviticus 19:31 NLT)

I will also turn against those who commit spiritual prostitution by putting their trust in mediums or in those who consult the spirits of the dead. I will cut them off from the community. (Lev. 20:6 NLT)

Men and women among you who act as mediums or who consult the spirits of the dead must be put to death by stoning. They are guilty of a capital offense. (Lev. 20:27 NLT)

And do not let your people practice fortune-telling, or use sorcery, or interpret omens, or engage in witchcraft, or cast spells, or function as mediums or psychics, or call forth the spirits of the dead… The nations you are about to displace consult sorcerers and fortune-tellers, but the Lord your God forbids you to do such things. (Deuteronomy 18:10-11, 14 NLT)

Manasseh also sacrificed his own son in the fire. He practiced sorcery and divination, and he consulted with mediums and psychics. He did much that was evil in the LORD’s sight, arousing his anger. (2 Kings 21:6 NLT)

God calls these practices evil and wicked in the sight of the Lord, arousing His anger, spiritual prostitution, and a capital offense. He is the same today. He has never changed His mind on the subject. (Malachi 3:6)................................

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December 20, 2019  

Jesus Came Up From the Dead Out of the Abyss- The Story of Our Great Redemption #25

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Jesus came up from the dead out of the abyss! (Romans 10:7) As we have stated repeatedly, Jesus descended into the lower parts of the earth. (Ephesians 4:9) This speaks of the heart of the earth as in Matthew 12:40, and the abyss in several passages in the New Testament. One such passage is Revelation 9:1-3, where the abyss or the bottomless pit is referred to as the place of demons, a furnace of smoke, and evil. That all means that Hades, the abyss, the bottomless pit, the lower parts of the earth, and the center of the earth are all synonymous terms in the New Testament, and we prove it in this podcast.

Jesus was our substitute in the hell of flames and torment that the wicked rich man went to in Luke 16:23-24! The sacrifice of Jesus in Hades was a part of the first message Peter preached on the day of Pentecost after the Holy Spirit came upon them and they spoke in other tongues. (Acts 2:24-31) That was in the first Pentecostal message ever preached! So, Jesus going into hell for us is a Pentecostal, Holy Spirit and fire, message!

Jesus died the deaths and went to the hell of torment, agony, and fire in our place, so that all who will receive His sacrifice and live for Him will be delivered from that awful eternity. I am a believer and follower of Jesus, so when I die, I will miss hell and gain heaven! The same can be said of ALL that will trust in Jesus and in His awesome sacrifice. I hope you are one of His! If not, you can be one of His right now. How?

First acknowledge your sinful condition:

“For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)

Then repent:

“Repent {change your old way of thinking, turn from your sinful ways, accept and follow Jesus as the Messiah} and be baptized, each of you, in the Name of Jesus Christ because of the forgiveness of your sins.” (Acts 2:34 Amplified)

Then believe that God raised Jesus from the dead to justify YOU, and confess with your mouth (out loud), from your heart, that He is your Lord and Savior:

“Because if you acknowledge and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord {recognizing His power, authority, and majesty as God}, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart a person believes {in Christ as Savior} resulting in his justification {that is being made righteous- being freed from guilt of sin and made acceptable to God}, resulting in and confirming {his} salvation.” (Romans 10:9, 10 Amp.)

I’ll leave the importance of baptism in water and consistent instruction for living in God to a good local church and pastor. By “good” I mean an anointed, Word-abiding, Spirit- filled, tongue-talking and praying, healing-ministering, faith-filled church. Don’t waste your time going to a dead, weak, spineless, and gutless church that preaches people out of their inheritance in Christ! Find a powerhouse in Christ Jesus! I would NEVER go to a church that does not believe in winning people to the Lord Jesus, that does not pray for the sick for healing, that does not cast out demons, that does not minister to people the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the manifestation of speaking in other tongues, and that preaches sermonettes instead of the unadulterated Word of the living God!

Be blessed with the Word and the power of the Holy Spirit in this podcast!

If you have not done so, please study the first 24 podcasts to get a clearer understanding of this life-changing teaching. That way you get it in context. 

Download the free book that was the basis for most of this study, “The Story of our Great Redemption: Beyond Human Imagination!” That's the link to get the free 194-page book. I've published five different versions on this subject since 1977. The latest 2013 version in Spanish, “Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra” is 290 pages long. Obviously, the Lord taught me a few more things from His Word. That is the most complete version I have published. In its pages are many of the extra things I brought out in these podcasts that were not in previous versions. Get the free "Tres Días..." PDF here. Glory to God!

December 12, 2019  

Jesus Descended into the Lower Parts of the Earth- The Story of our Great Redemption #24

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Jesus descended into the lower parts of the earth. (Ephesians 4:9) This speaks of the heart of the earth as in Matthew 12:40, and the abyss in several passages in the New Testament. One such passage is found in Revelation 9:1-3, where the abyss or the bottomless pit is referred to as the place of demons, smoke, and evil. Each of these terms are synonymous with Hades (translated hell in KJV), and in fact are speaking about the same place of torment and flames of fire as in Acts 2:27-31 and Luke 16:23-24. Jesus was our substitute in hell! Jesus died the deaths and went to the hell of torment, agony, and fire in our place, so that all who will receive His sacrifice and live for Him will be delivered from that awful eternity. I am a believer and follower of Jesus, so when I die, I will miss hell and gain heaven! The same can be said of ALL that will trust in Jesus and in His awesome sacrifice. I hope you are one of His! If not, you can be one of His right now.

How?

First acknowledge your sinful condition:

“For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)

Then repent:

“Repent {change your old way of thinking, turn from your sinful ways, accept and follow Jesus as the Messiah} and be baptized, each of you, in the Name of Jesus Christ because of the forgiveness of your sins.” (Acts 2:34 Amplified)

Then believe that God raised Jesus from the dead to justify YOU, and confess with your mouth (out loud), from your heart, that He is your Lord and Savior:

“Because if you acknowledge and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord {recognizing His power, authority, and majesty as God}, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart a person believes {in Christ as Savior} resulting in his justification {that is being made righteous- being freed from guilt of sin and made acceptable to God}, resulting in and confirming {his} salvation.” (Romans 10:9, 10 Amp.)

I’ll leave the importance of baptism in water and consistent instruction for living in God to a good local church and pastor. By “good” I mean an anointed, Word-abiding, Spirit-filled, tongue-talking and praying, healing-ministering, faith-filled church. Don’t waste your time going to a dead, weak, spineless, and gutless church that preaches people out of their inheritance in Christ! Find a powerhouse in Christ Jesus! I would NEVER go to a church that does not believe in winning people to the Lord Jesus, that does not pray for the sick for healing, that does not cast out demons, that does not minister to people the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the manifestation of speaking in other tongues, and that preaches religious sermonettes instead of the unadulterated Word of the living God!

If you have not done so, please study the first 23 podcasts to get a clearer understanding of this life-changing teaching. That way you get it in context. Be mightily blessed with the Word and the Spirit of the Lord through this podcast!

Download the free book that was the basis for most of this study, “The Story of our Great Redemption: Beyond Human Imagination!” That's the link to get the free 194-page book. I've published five different versions on this subject since 1977. The latest 2013 version in Spanish, “Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra” is 290 pages long. Obviously, the Lord taught me a few more things from His Word. That is the most complete version I have published. In its pages are many of the extra things I brought out in these podcasts that were not in previous versions. Get the free "Tres Días..." PDF here. Glory to God!

December 9, 2019  

The Unexplored Emphasis in Scripture on the Soul and Spirit of Jesus During His Sacrifice- The Story of our Great Redemption #23

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Amazingly, little to no emphasis has been placed on the sufferings of the soul and spirit of Jesus on the cross and in hell. Some deny this truth. Peter preaches this truth by quoting Psalms 16:10 in the first sermon preached after the Holy Spirit was poured out on the day of Pentecost. (See Acts 2:24-31.) The suffering of the soul of Jesus (the soul's innermost part being the spirit) is taught three times in Isaiah 53:10, 11, and 12; "You (God) make His soul was an offering for sin", "He (God) shall see the labor of His soul", and "He poured out His soul unto death". What? His Soul was an offering for sin? I thought His body and blood were the offering for sin? THEY WERE, but so were the soul and spirit because Jesus' sacrifice was the sacrifice of ALL of Himself in spirit, soul, body, blood and all!!! Yet to hear some preachers, the sin offering was ONLY His blood and body. Wrong! There was more involved. Ignorance has been HUGE in this area of the sacrifice of Jesus. With the anointing of the Holy Spirit and through the Word of God, we bring it back into focus.

"Oh, but Jesus taught us in the Lord's Supper to only emphasize the body and the blood for the forgiveness of sins," someone said attempting a rebuttal. That’s only partially right. The emphasis of Jesus was on His body and the New Covenant in His blood. That included EVERYTHING He suffered for us and EVERYTHING He provided for us, spirit, soul, body, and in EVERY realm of life and the world to come (eternity). Nothing was excluded, in His sacrifice or in His mighty provision.

If you have not done so, please study the first 22 podcasts to get a clearer understanding of this life-changing teaching. That way you get it in context. Be mightily blessed with the Word and the Spirit of the Lord through this podcast!

Download the free book that was the basis for most of this study, “The Story of our Great Redemption: Beyond Human Imagination!” That's the link to get the free 194-page book. I've published five different versions on this subject since 1977. The latest 2013 version in Spanish, “Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra” is 290 pages long. Obviously, the Lord taught me a few more things from His Word. That is the most complete version I have published. In its pages are many of the extra things I brought out in these podcasts that were not in previous versions. Get the free "Tres Días..." PDF here. Glory to God!

December 4, 2019  

The Biggest Blunder in all Eternity- The Story of Our Great Redemption #22

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According to many Scriptural references we have given, the evidence is clear. Jesus suffered the deaths, physically and spiritually. After His spirit left His body, He was received into the flames of hell to suffer on our behalf for three days and three nights! The innocent Jesus, the one who NEVER sinned, the spotless ONE, suffered for the guilty. There was one whopping “problema”. Jesus was ushered into hell illegally!! The devil took the bait, and swallowed it along with the boat and the fisherman! The devil misunderstood God’s plan and thought he had finally defeated the Son of God. Oh man, what a “yuge” mistake! No, it was bigger than that. It was a ginormous blunder that he would never live down or get rid of. The devil received the spirit and soul of THE INNOCENT ONE into the bowels of the earth. Satan didn’t understand the mystery hidden in God and he fell into God’s trap. What a story! The Story of our great redemption!

Do you have questions about all this? Listen to the previous 21 messages and those that will follow. Also, get my book on the subject and be mightily blessed! Download the free book that was the basis for most of this study, “The Story of our Great Redemption: Beyond Human Imagination!” That's the link to get the free 194-page book. I've published five different versions on this subject since 1977. The latest 2013 version in Spanish,“Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra” is 290 pages long. Obviously, the Lord taught me a few more things from His Word. That is the most complete version I have published. In its pages are many of the extra things I brought out in these podcasts that were not in previous versions. Get the free "Tres Días..." PDF here. Glory to God!

October 29, 2019  

The Cursed Ones Go into Everlasting Fire- The Story of our Great Redemption #21

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Matthew 25:41 states that the cursed ones will go to everlasting fire reserved for the devil and his wicked angels. The implication of this verse for what Jesus suffered for three days and nights in the heart of the earth (Matthew 12:40; Acts 2:27) is truly amazing. Religious devils will screech and writhe in pain as they hear this truth. Jesus was our substitute even in hell! 

Hell is a real place reserved for the wicked. It is worse than any manmade horror film. Do you think Halloween is the season for gross horror films on TV? Compared to the awful realities of hell, the evils portrayed in the movies are not even a drop in the bucket. Hell is worse than anything you can imagine, and it is for ETERNITY. I am forever grateful that Jesus went to hades for me so I do not have to go! God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever would believe on Him would not perish in hades and then the lake of fire for eternity. He had something GOOD in mind for the human family when He sent Jesus to the cross and to hell on behalf of guilty humanity. He wanted all who would believe on Jesus to receive His eternal life forevermore! (See John 3:16; 2 Peter 3:9.) He wanted to forgive all their sins and give them His righteousness. He wanted them to have an eternal abode with Him in heaven, and then in the new heavens and earth.

We look at some of these truths in this short podcast. I highly recommend you listen to, at least, the previous 15 messages to get the impact of what we are teaching from the Word of God. It is revolutionary! Be blessed with the Word and the power of the Holy Spirit! 

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Download the free book that was the basis for most of this study, “The Story of our Great Redemption: Beyond Human Imagination!” That's the link to get the free 194-page book. I've published five different versions on this subject since 1977. The latest 2013 version in Spanish,“Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra” is 290 pages long. Obviously, the Lord taught me a few more things from His Word. That is the most complete version I have published. In its pages are many of the extra things I brought out in these podcasts that were not in previous versions. Get the free "Tres Días..." PDF here. Glory to God!

August 26, 2019  

The Serpent On The Pole: The Story of our Great Redemption- #20

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Everybody in the Church at large has heard of John 3:16: 

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.(John 3:16 NKJV) 

Have you heard this next verse before?

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up. (John 3:14 NKJV)

That was John 3:14, a rarely quoted verse in the same teaching of Jesus to Nicodemus. Yes, that is only two verses before John 3:16, yet it is seldom used or quoted. 

Mostly, in Holy Spirit-baptized (tongues- talking), healing-believing circles, this verse is used to refer to divine healing. The connection to healing should be obvious, but there is much more.

Notice the emphasis of Jesus on using the serpent on a pole as referring to His death on the cross. Why would He use the serpent as a symbol of His sacrifice, and not refer to Himself as the spotless Lamb of God on the cross? No question that He was the spotless Lamb of God offered up for us as a sacrifice (1 Peter 1:19), but then something evil and sinister happened to Jesus on the cross that merited identification with the serpent. We study this powerful truth as it relates to His sacrifice for us. 

Be mightily blessed!

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Download the free book that was the basis for most of this study, “The Story of our Great Redemption: Beyond Human Imagination!” That's the link to get the free 194-page book. I've published five different versions on this subject since 1977. The latest 2013 version in Spanish,“Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra” is 290 pages long. Obviously, the Lord taught me a few more things from His Word. That is the most complete version I have published. In its pages are many of the extra things I brought out in these podcasts that were not in previous versions. Get the free "Tres Días..." PDF here. Glory to God!

August 18, 2019  

Jesus went to Hades in our Place: The Story of our Great Redemption #19

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We have proven beyond any doubt that Jesus went to Hades for us so that the one that trusts in His sacrifice never has to go! What a glorious provision! This selfless act of gracious love was the innocent Jesus taking the place of guilty humanity, so that the guilty can receive a place with Him as the innocent. Though this central provision of grace is not automatic, it is available to everybody that will receive it!  

This is the way God so loved the world. He gave His one and only Son as a sacrifice for all. Why? Everyone who believes on Him (trusts and obeys Him) will not perish, that is, be separated from God in Hades and later thrown into the lake of fire for all eternity. What is His mighty provision for all who would trust and obey the Lord by receiving and living in His sacrifice? They would have eternal life, that is, a place in eternity with the Lord forever. That is the message of John 3:13-18! (See NET, MSG, AMP, CJB, OJB versions and others.)

Today, we continue to be in wonder at this facet etched upon the brilliant diamond of our salvation. We review some things (important in a subject like this), and then add some more scripture references to help you get the message clearly. Be mightily blessed with this anointed and enlightening series!

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Download the free book that was the basis for most of this study, “The Story of our Great Redemption: Beyond Human Imagination!” That's the link to get the free 194-page book. I've published five different versions on this subject since 1977. The latest 2013 version in Spanish,“Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra” is 290 pages long. Obviously, the Lord taught me a few more things from His Word. That is the most complete version I have published. In its pages are many of the extra things I brought out in these podcasts that were not in previous versions. Get the free "Tres Días..." PDF here. Glory to God!

August 6, 2019  

The Torment of Hades According to Jesus: The Story of Our Great Redemption #18

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God raised Jesus up, after He spent three days and nights in the heart of the earth! (Matthew 12:40) The heart of the earth was Hades or the hell of fire and torment in the story Jesus taught about the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:23, 24). Jesus’ soul was not left in Hades but He was raised up from the realm of the dead, and then He was raised physically from the dead (Acts 2:24, 27, 31). This is what we have been studying in these podcasts. 

Was Joseph of Arimathea the rich man mentioned in Isaiah 53? We have assumed that.  The rich man of Isaiah 53:9 couldn’t have been Joseph because he was a righteous rich man (Luke 23:50). He was a disciple of Jesus (Matthew 27:57-60). The rich man Jesus made his grave with was a wicked rich man. They were two very different people. Who was that wicked rich man that Jesus made His grave with? Tune in right now. 

If you have not heard about these truths before, it is important you listen to the series in sequence to get the most out of it. You will avoid misunderstanding and not fall into the trap of taking things out of context. Don’t miss these powerful podcasts. 

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Be blessed with this powerful series and anointed podcast!  

Download the free book that was the basis for most of this study, “The Story of our Great Redemption: Beyond Human Imagination!” That's the link to get the free 194-page book. I've published five different versions on this subject since 1977. The latest 2013 version in Spanish,“Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra” is 290 pages long. Obviously, the Lord taught me a few more things from His Word. That is the most complete version I have published. In its pages are many of the extra things I brought out in these podcasts that were not in previous versions. Get the free "Tres Días..." PDF here. Glory to God!

July 1, 2019  

Three Days and Nights: The Story of Our Great Redemption #17

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Jesus paid the MAXIMUM penalty. Jesus suffered for three days and night in the heart of the earth (Matthew 12:40). Hades (the heart or center of the earth) is the destiny of all those without the Lord (Luke 16:19-31). Jesus went to Hades in our place in order to redeem us (Acts 2:27, 31). That is an essential part of the story of our redemption! 

If you are just joining us now on these podcasts, go back at least 7 podcasts to get a better understanding of this Biblical message. We give many Scripture references that establish these truths beyond a shadow of a doubt. The power and anointing of this Bible revelation is astounding. Don't miss these podcasts. Be mightily blessed!   

June 9, 2019  

The Innocent for the Guilty Part 3- The Story of our Great Redemption #16

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Jesus suffered the deaths in all realms; physically and spiritually, BUT God raised Him up from the dead having loosed Him from the birth pangs of death! (Acts 2:24) The loosing of the birth pangs of death came BEFORE His body was raised up from the tomb. After the death of Jesus on the cross, He was three days and nights in the heart of the earth. (See reference below.) The "heart" of the earth was not the physical rock tomb. It referred to the place of the dead called Hades. (Acts 2:24, 27, 31) As one example of Hades and the fact that it NEVER referred to the tomb in the New Testament (and more examples will be explored in these podcasts), see the true story (not "parable" because personal names were not used in parables) of the wicked rich man and Lazarus. The rich man went to Hades (the same Greek word as in Acts 2:27, 31) and he was in torments in the flames. (Luke 16:22-24 CSB)

Of course, ignorance of the sacrifice of Jesus usually rejects the fact that Jesus went into the place of the wicked dead as our substitute. Thank God that Jesus went to Hades in our place! That was what awaited all sinners! Death and hell (Hades)! Jesus died and went to Hades with OUR sins (He had no sin of His own). Judgment came on OUR sins and He was the INNOCENT ONE giving His life for the guilty! He paid the full and ultimate price to redeem us! 

Jesus prophesied he would be for three days and nights in the heart of the earth, and it came to pass. The Biblical example Jesus used to establish this truth was Jonah when he was three days and nights in the belly of the great fish. (Jonah 1:17 and all of chapter 2)

For as Jonah was in the belly of the huge fish three days and three nights, so the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights. (Matthew 12:40 CSB)

This message will revolutionize your life! When you begin to understand these truths, you will begin to get a hold of the width, depth, and height of God's love for us. It is truly amazing!

Don't miss these short podcasts. I purposely did not post anymore for some weeks to allow you to catch up and to go back and rehear those podcast that came before. They are the foundation for what comes next. 

Be mightily blessed through the Word and Spirit of the Lord!

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Be blessed with this powerful series and anointed podcast!  

Download the free book that was the basis for most of this study, “The Story of our Great Redemption: Beyond Human Imagination!” That's the link to get the free 194-page book. I've published five different versions on this subject since 1977. The latest 2013 version in Spanish,“Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra” is 290 pages long. That is the most complete version I have published. In its pages are many of the extra things I brought out in these podcasts that were not in previous versions. Get the free "Tres Días..." PDF here. Glory to God!

May 13, 2019  

“X” out all Commandments under Grace? Updated!!

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What are you hearing at your church? Are you being taught that biblical commandments are unnecessary to regulate Christian behavior under grace? Is your pastor telling you that you no longer have to obey the commandments of God, and that it is ONLY love and grace now? Are we to "X" out all commandments today? What do pastors mean when they say that the church is ONLY under the commandment of love? Why are many churches rejecting God’s commandments? Is this the revelation of the hour? What are the consequences of denying biblical commandments? Do you know what is happening to churches that preach a gospel that denies all moral commandments as recorded in nine (9) of the Ten Commandments and all over the Bible? Why is lawlessness running rampant in so many sectors of the church? Why have adultery, fornication, homosexuality, pedophilia, theft, covetousness, occult practices, idolatry, and many other immoral activities spread into many churches? Could it have something to do with the denial, rejection, minimizing, or replacing of God’s moral laws revealed in Scripture? You bet it does!

This free 62 page PDF, “Did the Grace of God Cancel Biblical Commandments” will teach you WHY Christians MUST obey MORAL commandments according to the New Testament! We also teach you WHY Christians are NOT subject to CEREMONIAL commandments that were meant ONLY for Israel. This is vital information for pastors, churches, and the entire Body of Christ!

Download this free 62 page PDF below by using the button after the picture of book. I made a revision a few months ago so you can also get the updated PDF here using this link.

This 341 page doc fills in some gaps in my book, Faith that Receives the Grace of God. They compliment each other, and they are completely free of charge.

Be mightily blessed!

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Faith that Receives the Grace of God is so important for you and me right now! There is an abundance of strange teaching in the area of grace. Grace has become for many a proposition "sin all you want without accountability", and a "do-nothing to receive from God." Grace for many is a rejection of Biblical moral commandments, and for others it is a denial of the words of Jesus. Grace, when it is in its right place Scripturally, is beautiful, abundant, and powerful, but it can be misused and misapplied. Unfortunately, grace is often taught wrongly. Instead of amazing grace, it has become gross, devilish, pseudo “grease” and not the Blood-bought-grace taught in the New Testament! This book was written so the Biblical perspective on faith and grace could be clearly presented by using verses in their context and according to the intent of the writers of the New Testament. If you have questions in this area, this free 266-page book is for you. Download the free Book here.

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April 24, 2019  

The Innocent for the Guilty Part 2- The Story of Our Great Redemption #15

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The sacrifice of Jesus was all-inclusive, and NOTHING was left out. Jesus suffered spiritually, mentally, physically, and in every other realm for three days and three nights. It was not only on the cross. The cross was a part of His sacrifice (and it represents the whole) but it was not the end. The end did not come UNTIL the three days and nights were completed, AFTER He was physically raised from the dead, and AFTER He ascended and took His blood into the Holy of Holies in Heaven.

Peter taught these neglected truths in the very first message preached after the Holy Spirit fell on the day of Pentecost. The Holy Spirit thought these truths of the physical AND spiritual sufferings of Christ to be so indispensible and fundamental that He made them a part of the inauguration-GOSPEL-message in Acts 2. Wow!

This is the greatest story in the Bible and it is one only partially told in churches. Few churches have emphasized the spiritual sufferings of Christ and His descent into Hades, together with the physical torment He endured on the cross. A great part of the sacrifice of Jesus has been left out of most preaching. During Easter services, the spiritual sufferings of Christ are mostly ignored. Yet, the spiritual side is clearly attested in Scripture.

Be blessed with this powerful series and anointed podcast!  

Download the free book that was the basis for most of this study, “The Story of our Great Redemption: Beyond Human Imagination!” That's the link to get the free 194-page book. I've published five different versions on this subject since 1977. The latest 2013 version in Spanish,“Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra” is 290 pages long. That is the most complete version I have published. In its pages are many of the extra things I brought out in these podcasts that were not in previous versions. Get the free "Tres Días..." PDF here. Glory to God!

March 28, 2019  

The Innocent Giving His Life for the Guilty: The Story of Our Great Redemption #14

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Many have fussed with me over the facts we will be presenting in the next podcasts from OUR Bibles (not just MY Bible, if you will look up the Scripture). Some of the most nonsensical and out of context reasons have been used. However, the sacrifice of Jesus was all-inclusive, and NOTHING was left out. Jesus suffered spiritually, mentally, physically, and in every other realm for three days and three nights. It was not only on the cross. The cross was a part of His sacrifice (and it represents the whole) but it was not the end. 

Now, if you have not heard the previous 13 podcasts you may think I am presenting some strange Bible doctrine, BUT these truths are found in the very first message preached after the Holy Spirit fell on the day of Pentecost. Peter and the Holy Spirit thought it to be so important that they didn't leave out these truths from the inauguration message of the Church in Acts 2.

We begin to study this in some detail and we will keep building on it with one Scripture upon another until it drives out any unbelief. This is the greatest story in the Bible and it is one only partially told in churches. Few churches have emphasized the spiritual sufferings of Christ, and His descent in Hades together with the physical torment He endured on the cross. A great part of the sacrifice of Jesus has been left out of most preaching. Yet, the spiritual side is clearly attested in Scripture. Are you ready to readjust your thinking and open your heart to magnificent spiritual truth?

Be blessed with this powerful series and anointed podcast! 

Download the free book that was the basis for most of this study, “The Story of our Great Redemption: Beyond Human Imagination!” That's the link to get the free 194-page book. I've published five different versions on this subject since 1977. The latest 2013 version in Spanish,“Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra” is 290 pages long. That is the most complete version I have published. In its pages are many of the extra things I brought out in these podcasts that were not in previous versions. Get the free "Tres Días..." PDF here. Glory to God!

March 15, 2019  

The Messianic Psalm Chapter 22: The Story of our Great Redemption #13

Here are some (not all) of the Messianic prophecies fulfilled by Jesus in the Garden, on the cross, and during His death according to Psalms 22: 

  1. Verse 1- Forsaken by God (Mark 15:34).
  2. V. 2- Praying without ceasing before His death (Matthew 26:38-39).
  3. V. 6- Despised and rejected by His own people (Luke 23:21-23).
  4. V. 7- Mocked (Mt. 27:39).
  5. V. 8- Evil people will say, “He trusted in God, let Him now deliver Him.” (Mt. 27:41-43).
  6. V. 11- “None to help” because His disciples abandoned Him (Mark 14:50).
  7. V. 14a- Blood and water came out of His body (John 19:34).
  8. V. 14b, 16b- Death by crucifixion, hands and feet pierced (Mt. 27:35).
  9. V. 15- His thirst while suffering death (John 19:28).
  10. V. 16a- Gentiles (Jews called them dogs) will be present at His crucifixion (Luke 23:36).
  11. V. 16b- “A band of evildoers” refers in this particular case to the religious Jews that hated him and saw to it that He was crucified (Mt. 27:41-43).
  12. V. 18- Casting lots for His garments (John 19:23-24).
  13. … And the list goes on!

Wow! That Psalm is so precise and so clear that you have to have help to misunderstand it! It was given through David 1000 years before the Messiah hung on the cross. Again, WOW!

Listen to this anointed podcast and PLEASE forward it to all your family and friends. Glory to God! 

Download the free book that was the basis for most of this study, “The Story of our Great Redemption: Beyond Human Imagination!” That's the link to get the free 194-page book. I've published five different versions on this subject since 1977. The latest 2013 version in Spanish,“Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra” is 290 pages long. That is the most complete version I have published. In its pages are many of the extra things I brought out in these podcasts that were not in previous versions. Get the free "Tres Días..." PDF here. Glory to God!

March 8, 2019  

Our Savior on the Cross: That Story of our Great Redemption #12

 

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There is no question that Psalms 22 is a clear prophetic utterance through King David 1,000 years before Jesus hung on the cross. It is amazing to read it and cross-reference it with the things that happened around the cross in the Gospel accounts. WOW! We begin in this podcast to look closely at this powerfully revealing Psalms. 

The Psalm starts with the gloomy words from the lips of Jesus on the cross, “My God, my God, what have you forsaken me?” As we read the highlights, a picture of what really happened on the cross emerges that NOT ONE of Hollywood’s attempts to recreate the crucifixion of Jesus on film have gotten right. As graphic as was “The Passion of the Christ”, and as bloody as Mel Gibson tried to imagine it, he only got it partly right. 

From Psalms 22, we read these words: 

All My bones are out of joint… I can count all My bones (Psalms 22:14, 17 NKJV). 

Not one movie has ever portrayed this truth. Not one! EVERY bone in Jesus’ body came out of it’s joint on the cross. Have you ever had one joint come out of its joint and felt the excruciating pain it caused? Now imagine every bone in your body suddenly coming out of it’s joint. The extreme pain is unthinkable.

Because I practiced martial arts for many years, I pulled a few bones out of joint. The worst was my index finger. The pain was worse than when I fractured my ankle in two places. Not only that, it took longer to heal than the bone on my ankle. That was just ONE joint! Yeow! 

What do you think would happen if every joint came out its place in a human body? How would that severely mar the form of a human body? A person would look monstrous with protruding bones all over under the skin. 

It got worse for Jesus as He suffered with our sin, curse, and death on the cross. 

Isaiah 52 and 53 are mighty prophetic and messianic chapters about the sacrifice of Jesus.

 [For many the Servant of God became an object of horror; many were astonished at Him.] His face and His whole appearance were marred more than any man’s, and His form beyond that of the sons of men—but just as many were astonished at Him (Isaiah 52:14 Amplified- AMPC) 

Read the verse above closely: Jesus became an object of horror, and His face and His whole appearance were marred to the point that He didn’t look like a human being. The word “marred” means Jesus was disfigured, distorted, maimed, mangled, and deformed on the cross. Here is a statement that I hope you will never forget: Jesus became a monster on the cross for you and me! Again, no movie representation has ever come close to what really happened on the cross.

I trust in the Lord that this podcast will be eventful for you! Be blessed with the anointed Word!

Yes, I know the picture is dark. It was meant to be. The sun went dark as Jesus hung on the cross. Look at the picture closer. Zoom in and see what is in the darkness.

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Download the free book that was the basis for most of this study, “The Story of our Great Redemption: Beyond Human Imagination!” That's the link to get the free 264-page book. I've published five different versions on this subject since 1977. The latest 2013 version in Spanish, “Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra” is 290 pages long. That is the most complete version I have ever published. In its pages are many of the extra things I brought out in these podcasts that were not in previous versions. Get the free "Tres Días..." PDF here. Glory to God!

March 2, 2019  

Speaking by Faith in the Face of Death on the Cross: The Story of our Great Redemption #11

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Maybe the title is so different, and it is so contradictory to traditional thinking, that it will cause you to listen closely to this podcast recording. Did Jesus speak by faith, speaking of things that are not as though they were (Romans 4:17), when He stated from the cross, “Into your hands I commend my spirit”, and “It is finished”? Was there precedent in his ministry for this “speaking of things that are not as though they were”? Oh yes, and you need to hear about it. Why is this important? If you think that the entire plan of redemption was completed on the cross because Jesus stated, “It is finished”, then what do we do with His resurrection and ascension into Heaven? Weren’t those a part of the plan? When He ascended into Heaven was when He carried proof of His eternal sacrifice into the heavenly Holy of Holies and placed His precious blood on the Mercy Seat. What about Satan’s defeat in Hades (Revelation 1:18)? What about the day of Pentecost and the coming Holy Spirit? Weren’t these also a part of God’s great plan of redemption through His Son Jesus? (See Acts chapters 1 & 2.) 

This podcast will amplify your understanding in this area, and in the process of these podcasts, we will see it even clearer. If you think the podcasts are too short, remember that the subject matter is rarely taught as we are presenting it. It will be new to many ears and we have to build this line upon line, precept upon precept, and can’t be in a hurry over it. 

Be mightily blessed through this anointed podcast!

Download the free book that was the basis for most of this study, “The Story of our Great Redemption: Beyond Human Imagination!” That's the link to get the free 264-page book. I've published five different versions on this subject since 1977. The latest 2013 version in Spanish, “Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra” is 290 pages long. That is the most complete version I have ever published. In its pages are many of the extra things I brought out in these podcasts that were not in previous versions. Get the free "Tres Días..." PDF here. Glory to God!

February 23, 2019  

Sufferings of Separation and Death: The Story of our Great Redemption #10

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Some basics need to be understood concerning spirit, soul, and body. In addition, spiritual death must not be a mystery to us to perceive the truths we are about to unfold to you from the Scripture. The sacrifice of Jesus has generally been seen as a physical sacrifice alone. Few have delved into the reality of the spiritual sufferings of Christ. Yet, the Bible is VERY clear about it. These truths are not in vague references. They are right out in the open for all to see. If you will open up your heart to receive, these Bible truths will resonate within the deepest recesses of your spirit. The sacrifice of Jesus was spirit, soul, and body. Jesus suffered death FOR US in all its realms and forms. The innocent Christ Jesus paid the price for us the guilty and condemned. It was both a substitution and identification. No worries though, it will all make perfect sense (spiritual sense that is) before long. The eternal saga continues.   

Be blessed with this anointed podcast! 

Download the free book that was the basis for most of this study, “The Story of our Great Redemption: Beyond Human Imagination!” That's the link to get the free 264-page book. I've published five different versions on this subject since 1977. The latest 2013 version in Spanish, “Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra” is 290 pages long. That is the most complete version I have ever published. In its pages are many of the extra things I brought out in these podcasts that were not in previous versions. Get the free "Tres Días..." PDF here. Glory to God!

February 17, 2019  

The Hidden Plan of God in Christ: The Story of our Great Redemption #9

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We speak God’s ·secret wisdom [or wisdom in a mystery; 2:1], which he has kept hidden. Before the ·world began [ages], God ·planned [decreed; destined] this wisdom for our glory. None of the rulers of this ·world [age] understood it. If they had, they would not have crucified the ·Lord of glory [glorious Lord](1Corinthians 2:7, 8 EXB) 

God’s plan in Jesus to redeem all that would receive it was a plan kept hidden from His enemies. He especially kept it hidden from the devil and all of hell. It was only available by bits and pieces through the prophets, but the full picture was not revealed until Jesus was raised from the dead. Why? It was kept hidden so the devil and his cronies could not interfere or mess it up in any way. It was only on a “need to know” basis, and the devil and his followers did not need to know! If they had known what God had in mind, they would have never murdered Jesus. The death and resurrection of Jesus spelled D-O-O-M for the devil and hell, and if he would of known about it, he would have backed off. However, the devil was kept in the dark, and redemption happened, the devil was defeated, and God made that redemption available to all that would receive it. Wow!

Be blessed with this anointed podcast! 

Download the free book that was the basis for most of this study, “The Story of our Great Redemption: Beyond Human Imagination!” That's the link to get the free 194-page book. I've published five different versions on this subject since 1977. The latest 2013 version in Spanish, “Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra” is 290 pages long. That is the most complete version I have published. In its pages are many of the extra things I brought out in these podcasts that were not in previous versions. Get the free "Tres Días..." PDF here. Glory to God!

February 12, 2019  

Jesus BECAME the curse for us: The Story of our Great Redemption #8

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Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law,having become a curse for us(for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”).(Galatians 3:13 NKJV) 

It you have not listened to our series, Redemption from the Curse, I suggest that you do. In 10 podcasts, we delved into the subject in some detail. In this podcast, we concentrate on the fact that Jesus BECAME the curse in our place when He went to the cross. He did that in order to redeem us. The curse that came into the earth, that foul and destructive curse that has caused ALL human misery throughout the ages, was what Jesus took in our place when He died on the cross. That is one of the central truths of redemption, but one that has been watered down or misconstrued in much of Christianity. 

Note the verse in Galatians 3:13 and the part that is translated “having become a curse for us.”Like the NKJV above, the RSV, NIV, NASB, NKJV, and others translate the line: “having become a curse for us.” The Amplified, NET, ISV, and others translate: “by becoming a curse for us.”The CEV has:  “He became a curse in our place,” and theNCV: He changed places with us and put himself under that curse.” 

Becoming a curse is not the same as “carrying” the curse as a load. Carrying and BECOMING are two very different things! Something happened on the cross that religion has overlooked for centuries. It was a complete and absolute substitution in our place, but it was also a full identification with the curse. He became what we were so that we could become what He is now! (1 John 4:17; 3:2) He BECAME the curse as He made Himself subject to it in order to redeem us from it. That is the central truth about this line in Galatians 3:13. Jesus’ voluntary submission to the curse by becoming or being MADE the curse (as translated in the KJV), paved the way for our freedom. 

Be mightily blessed through this anointed Word!

Download the free book that was the basis for most of this study, “The Story of our Great Redemption: Beyond Human Imagination!” That's the link to get the free 194-page book. I've published five different versions on this subject since 1977. The latest 2013 version in Spanish,“Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra” is 290 pages long. That is the most complete version I have published. In its pages are many of the extra things I brought out in these podcasts that were not in previous versions. Get the free "Tres Días..." PDF here. Glory to God!

February 6, 2019  

Jesus Suffered the Punishment we Deserved: The Story of our Great Redemption #7

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Jesus came and suffered in our place the punishment that was only our own. Punishment, wrath, destruction, and hell were our legacy due to Adam and Eve’s transgression, and also because we all sinned. We were due wrath and punishment, but Jesus suffered to set us free from the consequences of sin and death. We look at these truths in this podcast. We are building to a crescendo concerning redemption, and when we reach it, it will revolutionize your life if you will receive it and act on it.

I warn you that religious ideas that are limiting and watering down what Jesus did for us will die in the process. The golden calf of religiosity with a form of godliness that denies the power of redemption will be ground to powder. So, get ready to be shocked right out of religion and into Jesus our Redeemer. 

Be mightily blessed through the exposition of the anointed Word!

Download the book that was the basis for this series: The Story of our Great Redemption- Beyond Human Imagination. It's free! The book title is the link to download the book. FYI: I cover details in this series that are not in my book.   

January 30, 2019  

Why only a Sinless Man could pay the price for guilty humanity: The Story of Our Great Redemption #6

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Only a spotless, sinless human being could pay the price for guilty humanity. It would have to be one that was like Adam before sin entered into the world. How was that going to be possible because humanity was under the penalty of sin and death? How was that going to happen if Satan was the "god" of this world? How was the ETERNAL God in Heaven going to get one that never sinned into a planet legally controlled by His enemy? Listen to this podcast and be mightily blessed! 

Use this link to get the free published book (in PDF) "The Story of our Great Redemption."

January 25, 2019  

Slavery to Sin and Death: The Story of Our Great Redemption #5

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Slavery... such an ugly word, but it perfectly describes the reality of man's condition after Adam and Eve's sin of disobedience. Thank God that Jesus came to deliver us from sin and death! Listen to this podcast and get the truth into your spirit. 

Use this link to get the free published book (in PDF) "The Story of our Great Redemption." 

Be blessed!

January 20, 2019  

Disconnected from God and hooked up with the devil after the fall: The Story of our Great Redemption #4

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If being disconnected and removed from the presence of God in Eden was not bad enough, the fall of man did something even more sinister. It spiritually connected the first man and woman to Satan! The death and destruction in Satan became the nature of the human family. We see it cropping up its ugly head repeatedly throughout human history. It got so bad in Noah's day that it led to the world's population being destroyed in the flood.

Get the scoop in this podcast. Remember that these podcasts are progressively increasing our understanding in order to begin to comprehend the "WHY" of Jesus' birth, death, resurrection, and ascension. 

Use this link to get the free published book (in PDF) "The Story of our Great Redemption." This book has the information I do not cover in these podcasts. The podcasts have other info that is not in the book. They complement each other, so get them both. Be blessed!

January 15, 2019  

What the Fall of Man did to the Human Family: The Story of Our Great Redemption #3

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What did the fall of the first man and woman have to do with the rest of humanity? Why spend time belaboring this issue? Lack of understanding in this area of Scripture is the reason many have only a very partial understanding of the necessity of the Lord coming into the earth and taking on a human body. In addition, many have little understanding of what Jesus actually paid for with His death and through His resurrection because they don’t get what actually happened in the fall of mankind. These are the reasons this must be overstressed. 

I once heard an evangelist state this great truth: “If you understand what happened in the first three chapters of Genesis, why Jesus had to come and what He paid for, and what is going to happen at the end of the book of Revelation, then these truths will begin to straighten out your theology.” Speak to different people about these things and note their answers. Follow the track of those same people that do not understand these truths, and notice how messed up their theology is! When your foundation is messed up, your building will be crooked. That, my dear brethren, is why I spend time teaching these things. Let’s get the foundation straight so the building can be on solid ground. No Leaning Tower of Pisa here, please! 

Be blessed with this podcast! Spread the Word around to all those people on your list of family, friends, and acquaintances. Be a sender of the gospel message to others. That is part of every Christian’s commission. “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15) Spreading the Word is one way to fulfill the great commission. Amen!

Use this link to get the free published book (in PDF) "The Story of our Great Redemption."