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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!