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Friday, May 10, 2019

GENESIS – An Expositional Overview of the Beginning of God’s Revelation: Chapter TWELVE


Contributing commentaries by Sonny Islas and James Fire

Chapter Twelve – by Sonny Islas


GENESIS 12:1-3
Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed
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GENESIS 1:1
Now the Lord had said to Abram: "Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you"
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  • It seems as though God called Abram when he was in Haran but ACTS 7:2 says,
    The God of glory appeared (God paid Abram a glorious personal visit) to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia (a region that covered both Babylon and Ur)before he dwelt in Haran,”

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

GENESIS – An Expositional Overview of the Beginning of God’s Revelation: Chapter ELEVEN


Contributing commentaries by Sonny Islas and James Fire

Chapter Eleven – by James Fire

Commentary on GENESIS by Ray Stedman 

To watch the video of this teaching, taught at ETERNAL LIVING WORD Church, go here.


GENESIS 11:1-32 
Here we have the account of the Tower of Babel, the scattering of the unified people of the Earth, the division of languages, and the immediate ancestors of Abram and Sarai, that we come to know as Abraham and Sarah.

GENESIS 11:1-2
1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. 2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there
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The entire population of the Earth at this time spoke the same language, shared the same vocabulary and written words. The power of a unified means of communication, along with the life-span of people, spanning hundreds of years (imagine how much knowledge and experience you could gather if you lived for 500 years or so!), is not to be underestimated.
We think of mankind in his early days as being primitive, but it was not at all the case. 

Mankind was created with profound intelligence – Adam possessed enough intelligence and creativity that he could name every creature on God’s Earth. Cain had enough ingenuity that he built, not a village or a town, but an entire city!

The people came to Shinar, later known as the region of Mesopotamia, and today the area covering mostly the country of Iraq.

GENESIS 11:3-4
3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. 4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth
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Thursday, May 2, 2019

The TTUF STUDY on The REVELATION of JESUS CHRIST – Chapter SIX: Part One

~ By James Fire


Before we venture into Chapter 6 and forward, we do well to remember the perspective of this book, and the meaning behind it. The Revelation of Jesus Christ entails everything about Him as the Second Person of the Trinity, the LORD JESUS: OUR KINSMAN REDEEMER, the LAMB of GOD as well as OUR AVENGER of BLOOD, The LION of JUDAH as well as the Judge of the whole Earth

For two thousand years, beginning with His earthly ministry that lasted in all likelihood about 3 years, testifying to the nation of Israel His people, and shortly after His resurrection, to be heralded to the Gentile nations by the apostles, as the Messiah of Israel, and LORD and Savior of all, people have heard the witness of the Risen Christ and His Gospel.
Yet He was (initially and up until this present time) rejected by His own nation (JOHN 1:11), and while the church grew with astounding rapidity among the Gentiles, the preponderance of the peoples of the Earth likewise rejected Him.

In each generation it is accounted as the greatest of tragedies, that people in the vast majority reject salvation in Christ; this supreme offering of grace by the Father, in sacrificing His own beloved and only begotten Son – His Holy and Righteous name being trodden down as an unclean thing:

HEBREWS 10:29
Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden underfoot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

THE CONSPIRACY: Educational Abduction

by A.M. Kisly


"Yesterday’s conspiracy theories often become today’s incontrovertible facts." Not sure where this quote originated, but how true!

The misuse of the term "conspiracy" has become a tool for those who want the truth hidden from those being conspired against.  The clear effect of terms such as "conspiracy theory" is meant to silence people who suspect a conspiracy may be happening.  The misuse of the term is nothing more than a smokescreen that serves the interests of the guilty and powerful.

In 1993 a book was published called, "An Educational Abduction" by Brannon Howse.  The book was about Outcome-Based Education, Goals 2000, America 2000, and Educational Indoctrination.  The book uncovers an agenda and strategy to undermine the role of parents raising their own children, as Brannon rightly calls it, "An Educational Abduction," which I will get to in a minute.

As the world's elite powers unite to bring about a New World Order, government leaders, and educational elites continue to push legislation that literally seeks to change America from a free individual nation and erase our Judeo-Christian values.  In order to achieve their goals the state educators continue to implement programs that are more about global attitudes, values and New Age religion, rather than  academic achievement or cognitive knowledge. We've already seen this happen in the past several decades, and will continue to see even more outrageous legislation being passed in order to indoctrinate children to accept a new global standard, the one that the Antichrist will one day rule.

While this article exposes new legislation, which is old legislation revived, it is also an exhortation to a true commitment to Christ, and what we need to be doing as the days become more evil, and the coming of Christ draws ever closer.   

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Monday, April 15, 2019

The FUNDAMENTALS of the FAITH

 ~ By James Fire

To watch the video of this teaching, go here to see it as recorded at ETERNAL LIVING WORD Church, Tucson,AZ on 5/19/2019.

What does ‘fundamental’ mean?
“Being an essential part of something, or a foundation for the purpose of building on; something essential, of central importance.”

So, the fundamentals of Christian doctrine are the foundation stones upon which all other doctrines of the Bible are built upon.”

What then does doctrine mean? Simply, it means ‘teaching’. Specifically what GOD teaches us in His Word.
The fundamentals of the faith therefore are the core doctrines, the very heart of doctrinal truth that is recorded for us by GOD in the Holy Bible. From these foundational fundamentals all of the truth of GOD’s WORD is built upon and derives.

What are the foundational doctrines then that are the fundamentals of the faith?
Before we get into these, let’s consider this: if there is anyone who claims to be a Christian, but denies any one of these primary fundamentals, they are denying ‘the faith’ – that is, they are contradicting the truth of GOD’s Word that is necessary for salvation and spiritual life. It is doubtful that such a one is truly born again.

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

GENESIS – An Expositional Overview of the Beginning of God’s Revelation: Chapter TEN

 Contributing commentaries by Sonny Islas and James Fire

Chapter Ten – by Sonny Islas

Video teaching at Eternal Living Word church, GEN 10

The Table of Nations – by Lambert Dolphin (GEN 10-11)
Commentary on GENESIS by Ray Stedman 

The World’s Family Tree a.k.a. The Table of Nations by Sonny Islas 
       
Here’s a brief recap:
So far, we’ve covered the history of Creation in GEN 1  (The LORD God made heaven and earth and everything in them -including us). 

We’ve covered the Garden of Eden in GEN 2 and and the fall of man GEN 3.  The first murder and martyr – Cain and Abel in GEN 4. The family lines of Adam, Cain and Seth (who replaced Abel) in GEN 4 and the remarkable hidden message found in GEN 5.  


God chooses Noah to build the Ark (giant ship) as an act of love and mercy before God sends the world flood and destroys all but eight (Noah’s family) in GEN 6 and GEN 7.  

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PLUNGING INTO APOSTASY - UPDATE on PLUNGING TOWARDS APOSTASY


~ By James Fire

About nine years ago Anne Kisly, one of the writers for TTUF wrote the article Plunging Towards Apostasy and given the situation we see in this world, and how much worse things have gotten (in less than a decade!), I thought an update would be essential.

It is the saint’s duty to expose the “unfruitful works of darkness” (EPH 5:11) in warning both the church and the world of the impending judgment that will come upon these works. Such evil will only increase as the approach of the LORD Christ Jesus draws near (MATT 24:12) – and so while these things in and of themselves can be burdensome and grievous to see, it is also a token for hope, because it means the signs of the Last Days are coming to a close and the Messiah’s Reign of Righteousness will soon be inaugurated!
In the meantime, it behooves us workers of the kingdom to continue working in our respective callings from GOD while it is still light, for the night is soon coming when no one will be able to work (JOHN 9:4)!

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Christian Persecution: Perilous Times Ahead

Bobservations Column
by Pastor Bob Lawrenz

Several of the Apostles write in their Epistles about hardships that lay ahead for Jesus’ Church.  They have spoken about tribulations, perilous times, and even being hated for our faith in Jesus Christ.

OPEN DOORS USA reports 1 in 12 Christians face threats and persecution in their homelands.  VOICE OF THE MARTYRS claims it’s 1 in 9, with numbers reaching as high as 245 million Christians world wide who face danger every day, just because of Jesus Christ!  OPEN DOORS USA compiled a list of the top ten worst counties where Christian persecution prevails:

1. North Korea, 2. Afghanistan, 3. Somalia, 4. Libya, 5. Pakistan, 6. Sudan, 7. Eritrea, 8. Yemen, 9. Iran, 10. India

. . . and they monitor 40 more nations.  These “Top Ten” countries are not even among the African nations of Radical Islam, where more than 100 Christians have been burned alive, executed, or killed in their own homes or churches just this month by radical Islamic sect, Boko Haram.  OPEN DOORS USA is a watch-dog ministry, and PERSECUTION.ORG is sponsored by The Moody Bible Institute.

Both outreach organizations included prayer requests for Christians in Myanmar, where we support Pastor Roger Oakland (Founder of Understand the Times, International, and Bryce Homes International). Christians there are kept impoverished by being turned away from gainful employment opportunities, and they are relegated to living in the poverty stricken region of southern Myanmar. An email from Pastor Roger this past week informs us of a Mission Trip he embarks upon this coming Wednesday, reaching out into the jungle areas of the country.

While we see an increase in negative attitudes in the USA against Christians, many brothers and sisters in far away places face danger walking out of their front doors.  Radical Islam is the cause of a lot of it, but also Militant Hinduism and Fundamentalist Buddhism also plays an important role in Christian persecution.

Pray for our missionaries around the world.  Pray for Christian believers everywhere.

"Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”  -- Hebrews 10:25
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Thursday, April 4, 2019

PORTRAIT OF AN APOSTATE




by A.M. Kisly

The second to the last book in the bible is the book of Jude.  Jude was a “brother of James”, and the half brother of Jesus. (See Jude 1:1; Gal 1:19 Matthew 13:55, Mark 6:3).  

During the time of Jude, pagan philosophies had so infiltrated the church that the Holy Spirit constrained Jude to urge Christians to “earnestly contend for the faith which was once [for all] delivered unto the saints” (Jude vs.3).  

How familiar this sounds even today. Our heads are spinning from all the winds of doctrine that have crept into the church by false teachers promoting a false gospel.  Friend, if there were more than one way to salvation, Jesus would not have had to die on the cross for our sins. There is only one way of salvation and that is through Jesus who is the way, the truth and the life!  “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

The main purpose of the book of Jude is exhort believers to earnestly contend for the faith,  to warn us of false teachers/apostates who have crept into the church unawares, and compel us to go win some souls for Christ, some with compassion, and others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire (vs 23).  

We are living in the last days.  There are many who scoff when they hear this, even in the Church, which is even more disturbing.  Yet scripture tells in 2 Timothy 3:1-7 a little something about this. “This know also, that in the last days perilous times hall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”  You’d have to be blind not to recognize the overwhelming abundance of this in the culture today.
And so Saints, in these last days we are to equip ourselves with truth, pray for discernment, know the scriptures, and take heed to the warnings.  Love the Lord with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength, because your enemy is out there, lurking in the dark, seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8).  Paul exhorts us in Ephesians 6, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” in whatever shape they take form.  

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

GENESIS – An Expositional Overview of the Beginning of God’s Revelation: Chapter NINE


Contributing commentaries by Sonny Islas and James Fire

Chapter Nine – by James Fire
Video teaching at ETERNAL LIVING WORD Church - GENESIS Chapter 9

Audio teaching on GENESIS 8-9 by Lambert Dolphin –



The judgment of the people of Earth was finished; all the rebellious had perished. The flood waters subsided, and the ark finally came to rest on the land. These eight remaining souls became the progenitors of the Human Race. All people derive from the sons of Noah: Shem, Ham and Japheth.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

GENESIS – An Expositional Overview of the Beginning of God’s Revelation: Chapter EIGHT



Contributing commentaries by Sonny Islas and James Fire

Chapter Eight – by Sonny Islas

Contributing commentaries by Sonny Islas and James Fire

Audio teachingon GENESIS 8-9 by Lambert Dolphin –

Commentary onGENESIS by Ray Stedman

GENESIS 8 – Noah’s Deliverance by Sonny Islas                                                               

In Chapter 8 we find this is where God remembers Noah and causes the great world flood waters to recede. This is Noah and his family’s complete rescue – God’s mission accomplished.

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Friday, March 1, 2019

GENESIS – An Expositional Overview of the Beginning of God’s Revelation: Chapter SEVEN



Contributing commentaries by Sonny Islas and James Fire

Chapter Seven – by Sonny Islas

Contributing commentaries by Sonny Islas and James Fire

Audio teachingon GENESIS 7 by Lambert Dolphin - 

Commentary on GENESIS by Ray Stedman - 

GENESIS 7 – THE GREAT WORLD FLOOD  
To watch this teaching click here for the video.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

MARCHING ORDERS AGAINST MOLECH



GENESIS 9:6 
Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed; For in the image of God He made man.

NOTE: A video of this article is posted at the bottom of this page if you would rather watch than read, but please review this page for its many other videos and web links that lead to various pro-life ministries!

On 9-11 nearly three thousand people were killed, almost 2600 of these in the towers, at the World Trade Center, by as few as 19 terrorists. It was a horrific event that left our nation numb with grief, as the world looked on with shock and despair. It was a terrible day that will live on in infamy – a day of evil that was plotted and planned in the minds of a few, that left devastation and ruin in New York City in 2001.

Those 19 souls are accountable for the deaths of their victims, unless they repent.

It was a thrusting strike into the American heart from the blade of Islamic ideology that views this nation as ‘the Great Satan’ and declared that ‘Allah is Greater’.

Imagine for a moment if you will, if that attack happened again the next day in Washington DC. And the next day in Seattle, Washington; and again in Boston, Massachusetts; and again in Chicago, Illinois; and again in Dallas, Texas - -
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Sunday, January 20, 2019

The TTUF STUDY on The REVELATION of JESUS CHRIST – Chapter FIVE




~ By James Fire

What we have seen thus far in this book, with its introduction of Jesus Christ the faithful witness, a declaration of His redemptive work, the prophecy of the Return of the (real!) King; the further declaration of the Deity of Christ as the Alpha and Omega. We see that He is also The Risen LORD over the church.

Revelation 2 and Revelation 3 are the LORD’s pronouncements over the seven churches, rendering to each His commendations and judgments.

Revelation 4 shows John the apostle transported into heaven, where he beholds God upon His throne and the creatures there paying homage to the LORD God of all creation.

Which brings us to Revelation 5 and the remarkable revelatory truths of Christ as our Holy Redeemer. Without a comprehensive understanding of this chapter, the fullest comprehension of the doctrine of redemption will not be realized. And we gain much insight into this chapter by studying the book of Ruth and the role of the kinsman goel or redeemer.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

GENESIS – An Expositional Overview of the Beginning of God’s Revelation: Chapter SIX


Contributing commentaries by Sonny Islas and James Fire

Chapter Six – by James Fire

GENESIS 6:1-2
1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose
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We will be venturing into rather strange, even bizarre territory in this chapter. The reason we will perceive this as so outlandish, is because what happens here is anything but common among human experiences. Let’s get right into examining these passages, and you’ll see what I mean pretty quickly.

Men here are populating the entire Earth. In Chapter four we read about cities being built and existed in the days of Abel and Cain (GEN 4:17). The world was starting to get filled up. Estimates suggest there could be anywhere from 1-3 billion people or more on the Earth by now. 

Note that it speaks of “daughters of men” here – but no mention of sons: were there only girls born? No, of course not – but it mentions the daughters for specific reason. The text contrasts these daughters of men (“Benoth Adawm”) with another group: the sons of God (“B'nai HaElohim”). The daughters of Adam, that’s pretty straight forward: human females who are the descendants of Adam.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

GENESIS – An Expositional Overview of the Beginning of God’s Revelation: Chapter Five

Contributing commentaries by Sonny Islas and James Fire


Chapter Five – by James Fire


What we are holding in our laps is the Bible; we get the term ‘Bible’ from the Latin word biblos, meaning book. And we sometimes refer to this message from God as ‘The Good Book’.

In all actuality, this book comprises a library of books – 66 books, written by more than forty different writers, over thousands of years of time, across three different continents, in three different languages. The writers comprised of a wide array of people from all walks of life: everyone from kings and priests, to prophets and seers, to noblemen and statesmen, to ranchers and shepherds, generals, fishermen, judges, etc.

And as they wrote these books, very few of them had access to the other writers and their writings, so they couldn’t ‘compare notes’ and find out what the others said about the many subjects of the Bible.

And yet for all of these variables, when one reads this book, it reads like it’s not from a wide range of authors, but from a single author – and that’s because it is!

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

The AUTHORITY of the BELIEVER In CHRIST


~ By James Fire

(Note: you can watch the video version, courtesy of HOUSE of TRUTH Youtube channel, of this teaching at the bottom of this article; this article represents an updated version of this teaching, so it isn't exactly the same as the video.)

And that is where our authority resides: “IN Christ” and from no other place does our spiritual authority issue!

Webster’s Dictionary definitions of “authority”:

~ a citation (as from a book*) used in defense or support of a plaintiff seeking legal remedy. *We have the Word of God as the Book from which we have our defense and support.

~ the source material from which such a citation is drawn.

~ A conclusive statement or set of statements (such as an official decision of the court).
In God’s court we who were declared guilty of sin have been made innocent by the blood of Jesus, and it’s the holy and new covenant established by the LORD Himself that we have the authority to be declared innocent!

~ A testimony – we have the testimony of God’s own written Word as the spiritual authority on which we stand!
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The TTUF STUDY on The REVELATION of JESUS CHRIST – Chapter FOUR


As previously stated in Chapter One, the LORD Himself dictated what John would write concerning this revelation: “the things that [John] had seen”, namely the vision of Christ among the seven lampstands and those things recorded in this initial chapter. 
Then “the things which are” – those churches and their situations as recorded in Chapters Two and Three, and finally “the things which shall be hereafter” (metatauta or literally “after these things”) – those things that will occur after the histories of those seven churches (REV 1:19). 

The word "hereafter" is a pivotal point in which those things past are finalized, and that which is ahead is something entirely different or new – which presently is the perspective of this apostle as he is transitioned from the Earth to the heavenly domain where the remainder of this revelation is granted to him.

This transition is remarkable in more ways than just the apostle’s relocation, but in the relocation of the church herself (represented by the seven lampstands as seen in Chapter One). As well as this, the tenure of God’s plan of the ages is also in transition, how He deals with the enemies of Israel and the world at large.

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