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!

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Jesu 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!

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!

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 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!   

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!

“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.II made a revision a few months ago so you can also get the updated PDF here using this link.

This 62 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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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!