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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."

January 10, 2019  

The Fall of Man: The Story of our Great Redemption #2

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Warning: This is not your run-of-the-mill Bible study! What happened when Adam and Eve sinned? Why do we need to know? This truth, revealed in Genesis, is one of the great central truths of the Bible. The fall of man affected the whole human race born from the first man and woman on the planet. This is where we begin to understand WHY Jesus had to come. It is the first glimpse into the necessity of redemption.  

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Be mightily blessed through the Word!

January 5, 2019  

Creation and Authority of Man: The Story of our Great Redemption #1

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If you believe that God made Adam a farmer and a naked cave man, then you are completely mistaken! The creation of man, and his authority over ALL the earth, was greater and much further reaching than religious tradition has ever realized or accepted.

This first podcast in the series "The Story of Our Great Redemption" sets the stage for the greatest story ever told. Nothing compares to the story of our redemption. God's plan through the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus makes the stories of man-made heroes pale in comparison. Jesus was, AND IS, the greatest hero the universe and eternity have ever seen! Nothing even comes close!

These short podcasts are mostly under ten minutes each. Some are as short as five minutes. They are little podcasts with BIG revelation in them. I will be publishing about two per week because there are 50+ podcasts in this series. 

This series is based on my book with the same name, but I include additional information and revelation in the podcasts that was not in my book. You can download the book in PDF free of charge on my Published books page.

You will be mightily blessed throughout this series! Don't miss even one, and please forward the messages to your friends, acquaintances, and family. Spread the Word!

 

December 31, 2018  

Redemption from the Curse-Part 10

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Deuteronomy 28:15-68 and Galatians 3:13 should be a mainstay in the Christian life. The first because it reveals what was included in the curse, and the second because it tells us Christ redeemed us from the curse when He became a curse for us on the cross. This revelation from the Word will set you up for victory in so many ways! We can't emphasize these truths too much. They have gotten me out of many bad situations throughout my Christian life.

In this podcast, we look at highlights of this series, and how to answer the world's intrusion with the Word. We also look at the definition of the word "pestilence" from Deuteronomy 28. We are redeemed from sickness and disease, depression and all mental health diseases, terrorism, fear and dread, famine, and so on. We are also redeemed from death in all its forms. Did you know that under the curse was all kinds of business failure? Christ has redeemed us from the curse!

Please feel free to spread these free messages and articles all over everywhere! People will be helped tremendously through these messages, IF they will believe it and receive it! Connect some people with our website. 

Be blessed!

 

December 24, 2018  

Redemption from the Curse-Part 9

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We are redeemed from the curse of sickness and disease, and from death and all its forms as recorded in the major list of the curse in Deuteronomy 28:15-68. We are redeemed because Jesus became a curse for us. (Galatians 3:13) The curse in Deuteronomy 28:15-68, includes everything that kills, steals, and destroys human life. It includes lack and poverty, slavery and bondage, defeat in war, rape and kidnapping, and failure in every realm. The curse includes early death, where a person is not satisfied with long life. (Psalms 91:16) The curse is so pervasive that nothing evil is excluded from it. That is the how deep our redemption runs. We are redeemed from everything the devil was able to bring upon this earth as the destroyer! 

Even though the curse is producing death and destruction over all the earth, we can walk free of its effects, NOW! Though we are still subject to physically dying, IF the Lord delays His return, we don't have to die with some stinking disease or because of some demonic accident! We die and go to heaven healed and whole, when our race is finished, and when the Lord and us are good and ready to go. I know that is an extremely controversial statement for the untaught, but it is SO scriptural that you would need satanic help to disbelieve or misunderstand it!

This podcast delves into all these things in some detail with many Scripture references. If you have not heard the other podcasts in this series, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? The list of all the podcast can be accessed from our home page at http://danalanrodriguez.com

Also take a look at all our articles, podcasts, and books. Then, please spread these around. Be a giver of God's Word by sending these free resources to your family, friends, and aquaintances. Be mightily blessed through the exposition of God's Word!

December 17, 2018  

Redemption from the Curse-Part 8

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Read these verses from Nehemiah 9 and notice the reoccurring pattern. 

25And they took strong cities and a rich land, and possessed houses full of all goods, cisterns already dug, vineyards, olive groves, and fruit trees in abundance. So they ate and were filled and grew fat, and delighted themselves in Your great goodness. 26“Nevertheless they were disobedient and rebelled against You, cast Your law behind their backs and killed Your prophets, who testified against them to turn them to Yourself; and they worked great provocations. 27Therefore You delivered them into the hand of their enemies, who oppressed them; and in the time of their trouble, when they cried to You, You heard from heaven; and according to Your abundant mercies You gave them deliverers who saved them from the hand of their enemies. 28“But after they had rest, they again did evil before You. Therefore You left them in the hand of their enemies, so that they had dominion over them; yet when they returned and cried out to You, You heard from heaven; and many times You delivered them according to Your mercies, 29and testified against them, that You might bring them back to Your law. Yet they acted proudly, and did not heed Your commandments, but sinned against Your judgments,‘which if a man does, he shall live by them. ’And they shrugged their shoulders. Stiffened their necks, and would not hear. 30 Yet for many years You had patience with them, and testified against them by Your Spirit in Your prophets. Yet they would not listen; therefore You gave them into the hand of the peoples of the lands. (Nehemiah 9:25-30 NKJV) 

Did you see the pattern? God would bless them, they would backslide by disobedience to His commandments. It would anger the Lord, and He would turn them over to their enemies. The Israelites would get a belly full of their enemies, cry out for deliverance, God would send them a deliverer, they would be free for a little while and have rest, and then the whole thing would happen again and again! That is a very important Biblical pattern. It shows us a side of God’s judgment on sin among His people that many prefer not to discuss. Yes, it is also found in the New Testament, even in the epistles of Paul! The key to staying out of judgment over sin, where you are safe from the enemy, is simple. If you sin, JUDGE yourself, and you will not be judged. (1 Corinthians 11:28-33)   

In this podcast, we study this clearly in relation to our redemption from the curse. Don’t miss it because it answers many questions and provides numerous scriptural examples for your study. These are waters seldom tread in modern Christianity. Be mightily blessed with God's Word!

December 10, 2018  

Redemption from the Curse-Part 7

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But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.  For this reason many areweak and sick among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged. (1 Corinthians 11:28-31 NKJV)

We must understand that we have redemption from the curse because the body of Jesus was bruised and bloodied when He became a curse for us on the cross. These verses in their context reveal that if we don’t judge ourselves as ready and able in Christ to receive the redemption He provided, then judgment would eventually come. The judgment is a reference to the curse; weakness, sickness, and premature death (“sleep”). That is either misunderstood or completely unknown, but there it is, in black and white.

When we partake of the communion table, it is a reminder and a participation of the provisions of Jesus’ death. One of those provisions is Galatians 3:13.

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us (because it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”.(Galatians 3:13 NET)

We continue to look at this Biblical idea of judgment. The bottom line is, IF we will judge ourselves, we will not be judged. Some people bring judgment on themselves because they do not discern the body of the Lord and the Blood that was shed for the forgiveness of sins.  

May these podcasts cause many to rightly discern the body and blood of the Lord! May many step into the victory Jesus provided through His death and resurrection!

Be mightily blessed!

December 3, 2018  

Redemption from the Curse-Part 6

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The reason God HAS to allow bad things to happen is because His Word was released in the earth. His Word is spiritual law in Heaven and on the earth. (See Psalms 119:89-91; Matthew 5:17-19; 1Peter 1:23-25.)

God commanded Adam and Eve not to eat from a certain tree because disobedience would cause death on every level to invade the planet (Genesis 2:14, 15). They disobeyed and the curse came to steal, kill, and destroy.  God reiterated this truth when He stated, “If you disobey Me, the curse will come on you.” (See Deuteronomy 28:15.) It was true with Adam, it was a fact during the days of Moses and Jesus, and it is true today. Obedience brings blessing, and disobedience opens the door to the curse. The only thing that can cancel that trajectory into the curse is repentance, confession of sin before the Lord, forgiveness, and cleansing from all unrighteousness (Luke 13:3; 1 John 1:8-10, 2:1), and then taking a stand on redemption from the curse (Gal. 3:13).

People don’t understand that their choices in life have everything to do with whether they have life or death, or blessing or cursing. (See Deut. 30:15-20; Galatians 6:7, 8; Proverbs 18:20, 21; Romans 1:21-32; Gal. 5:19-23.) We will look further into the legalities of WHY people can either position themselves for blessing or for the curse. The sooner we learn these truths, the better we will lay hold on our redemption in Christ.

We discuss these things and more in this podcast. I can’t begin to tell you how important this subject is for every single believer. Don’t miss this powerful teaching! Hey, please listen to the previous 5 messages or you will hear about the house without first pouring the foundation. Then, be one that sends this Word and blesses others. Forward to your family, friends, or acquaintances.  

Be mightily blessed!

December 1, 2018  

Redemption from the Curse-Part 5

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    To straighten out doctrine and theology, one must possess the answers to these three questions:

    1. What happened in the first three chapters of Genesis?
    2. Why did Jesus have to die in our place, and what did He provide through His sacrifice?
    3. What will happen at the end of time in the book of Revelation to remove sin, death, the curse, pain, and sorrow from human contact forever? 

    Get those three questions answered CORRECTLY from the Scripture, and it will begin to move you away from traditional ideas that make the Word of God of no effect in your life (Mark 7:13). This is exactly what we are doing in this series! 

    Disobedience to God’s Word grants access to the enemy and to the curse. We study this truth in some detail. It will open your eyes to WHY bad things happen on earth. 

    This study reveals MANY pearls of great price. They are gold nuggets or diamonds of truth! Don’t miss this continuing series. Be mightily blessed!

November 19, 2018  

Redemption from the Curse-Part 4

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Jesus has already redeemed us from the curse that entered into this planet through Adam’s disobedience (Genesis 2:16, 3:16, 17; Gal. 3:13). Deuteronomy 28 gives us a catalog of the blessing for obedience (vs. 1-14), and the rest of the chapter gives us an extensive list of the curse for disobedience (vs. 15-68). This curse is what entered into the earth with Adam’s treason. Once we find out what is included in the curse; we begin to understand the breadth and depth of our redemption in Christ. It is awesome! 

This information is VITAL! It can be the difference between life or death, healing or sickness, abundance or poverty, courage or fear, strength or weakness, and victory or defeat. Listen to all the previous messages on the subject. Don’t miss this striking and life-changing revelation! Be mightily blessed!

November 12, 2018  

Redemption from the Curse-Part 3

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Based on our study so far, we can come to some very important conclusions in this third podcast:

  1. The curse is not the will of God for His people. If the curse ever was God’s will, then why didn’t Jesus ever afflict anybody with any part of that curse? He never made anybody sick, poor, or to die prematurely? He went about healing ALL that were oppressed of the devil! (Acts 10:38)
  2. The curse was the direct result of disobedience to the commandment of God. We saw it in Genesis 3, and we will see it in many places in Scripture.
  3. We have redemption from the curse (Galatians 3:13), so we can walk free from it. Faith and trust in Christ’s redemption is essential in order to receive and walk in what was purchased for us.

Allow this podcast to put some “meat” on this “bare bones” outline! Be mightily blessed!

November 6, 2018  

Redemption from the Curse-Part 2

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The creation itself groans and labors with birth pains under the curse and bondage of corruption that came into this world through Adam’s sin. Adam’s disobedience opened the door for Satan to bring everything that steals, kills, and destroys into this planet. The devil is called the destroyer in Revelation. Nothing he does brings life, healing, or anything good. The day is coming when Satan and the curse will be removed from human contact FOREVER. Thank God! In the meantime, we can operate in freedom from the curse on earth because Jesus redeemed us from it! (Galatians 3:13) Hear this revealing podcast. Be mightily blessed!

October 31, 2018  

Redemption from the Curse-Part 1

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Why is there a curse in the earth? What event opened the door for the curse? Who is the author of the curse, and who allowed it to enter the earth? What is the curse? Galatians 3:13 told us that Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law. Two translations render the verse, “Christ redeemed us from the curse pronounced in the law”. What does that mean? Does redemption affect us automatically when we receive and confess Jesus as our Lord? We begin to answer these questions and more with this first podcast. Don’t miss this life-changing 10-part series! Be mightily blessed!

October 20, 2018  

Does God Ordain All Human Government?

 

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Part 1  

This article will strike at the heart of some long-cherished beliefs and upend some wrong theology in the church. The only way to correct these ideas is with the clear teaching of God’s Word. So, here we go! 

“They (people)have set up kings, but not by Me (the Lord): they have made princes, and I knew it not”(Hosea 8:4a NASB- parenthesis are from me to clarify). 

People put some kings and princes in power without following God’s will or plan! What a shocking and controversial statement! Can government officials be set in place by people and not by God's direction or authority? The answer is, “Yes,” according to the Word of the Lord through the prophet Hosea. God did not put all leaders in authority. There are kings, prime ministers, and presidents that God had nothing to do with their election, and in fact, people put them into that position of authority. God had NOTHING to do with many leaders being elected. 

That is a shocker to many traditional beliefs, but there it is in Hosea. Believe it! 

Many believe that God ordained all government to rule over mankind. Everybody points to Romans 13 as his or her theological position on governmental authority as ordained of God. Some believe that we should always submit to government authorities even if they are evil. We will look at that passage in part 2 of this series. The interpretation many have given Romans 13:1-7 is in opposition to many scriptures in the Bible. Hosea 8:4 is just one of them. 

The government may be an institution in and of itself, but those that govern within it define the government. Bad leaders make the government bad, and good leaders make the government good. The institution of government has no life of its own. That is why we must work to get good elected officials into our American government. It is not the form of government as much as it is who is charge!

What kind of government does God want?

Some have the belief that God institutes a particular form of government, but there are many varieties of government. There are democracies, republics, democratic republics, aristocracies, dictatorships, monarchies, socialist republics, communist states, theocracies, and numerous other types of governments. 

In the Bible, we usually see monarchies. Today, we see other forms of government. In the West, we tend to think that democracy is the greatest. Actually, democracy is very bad IF you have perverted leaders. 

What type of government would God approve? Democracy? Republic? Monarchy? Theocracy? Socialist Republic? The answer is simple. The type of government approved by God is that government where His principles, commandments, ordinances, and instructions reign supreme, and all others are weeded out and discarded. All others are on shaky ground with Him. 

In the Scriptures, we see good and bad monarchies in First and Second Kings and Chronicles. They were always defined by their leadership and not by the “form” of government. Those that followed God found His favor. Evil monarchies were considered damnable because they led the people into idolatry (false religion) and abominable practices such as harlotry, adultery, homosexuality, theft, and many other violations of God’s commandments. Read THE Book! 

The leaders make the government good or bad according to what they do and how they lead the people.Good leaders would lead the people towards God, and evil leaders would lead the people away from God. Again, a government administers life or death according to its leaders.  

Evil people appointed to government office 

Evil people with an abhorrent agenda have been appointed to government offices throughout world history. Some got their leadership roles through unjust wars, murder, theft, or by usurping power in some other way. God was not behind their rise to power! Some were cruel despots from the start of their reigns of terror, but some were initially seen as saviors and later showed who they really were. The wolves came out of the sheep’s clothing, and the bad trees showed what they were by their evil fruits (Matthew 7:15-20)................ 

Does that interest you? You don't want to miss the study on Romans 13:1-7, 1 Timothy 2:1-4, Proverbs 21:1, and other misunderstood verses in this document. This is a five part, 23-page series on one free PDF, and you can download it below. 

Be blessed!

Dan A. Rodriguez

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