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Friday, July 10, 2020

THE MARXIST AGENDA: Introduction - "Our Nation Is Divided"

by A.M. Kisly

Our nation is divided. 


This past week, we celebrated our nation's birth and independence. We truly have so  much to be grateful for. 

So why then is there so much division, hatred?  Why do so many desire to destroy our Constitution and dismantle our government, and every aspect of civil society?


What is going on?

This can only be answered from a biblical view.

Our nation was founded upon Christian principles. 
Americans shouldn't simply forget about their country’s Christian roots. Anyone interested in an accurate account of the nation’s past cannot afford to ignore the important influence of faith on many Americans, from the Puritans to the present day.

Christian ideas underlie some key tenets of America’s constitutional order. For instance, the Founders believed that humans are created in the image of God, which led them to design institutions and laws meant to protect and promote human dignity. Because they were convinced that humans are sinful, they attempted to avoid the concentration of power by framing a national government with carefully enumerated powers. As well, the Founders were committed to liberty, but they never imagined that provisions of the Bill of Rights would be used to protect licentiousness. And they clearly thought moral considerations should inform legislation.

America has drifted from these first principles, yet we would do well to reconsider the wisdom of them.

We ignore at our peril the Founders’ insight that democracy requires a moral people and that faith is an important, if not indispensable, support for morality. Such faith may well flourish best without government support, but it should not have to flourish in the face of government hostility.


Today these principles are rejected by a godless society that refuses the revealed moral will of God's law and His commandments.  As a result, w
e are seeing the death of morality, biblical standards, and the displacement of Christianity. They simply want to do away with God and Christianity!  As these begin to fade, so does every semblance of sanity and decency in society. 

These moral issues are the dividing factor.  The words of Jesus have never had more meaning. “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand” (Matt. 12:25). Those who fully understand the impact of the Lord’s words can see that the clouds which are all around us, are just a foretaste of the coming storm.

We are divided ideologically, politically, morally and spiritually. We understand that the worldview of a people will determine its private morals, and its form of society.
The evidence of our decaying society clearly tells the path we are on.

As our Christian foundation crumbles, so does the restraints of wickedness, freedom will continue to disintegrate. 


This article is an introduction to a new series called, "The Marxist Agenda."  In this series we will take a look at the history, the ideology, and the spirituality of godless men who have so significantly influenced the world with a GREAT BIG LIE!

The war rages, and the stakes are high.  
Every Christian must prepare, and understand the nature of the battle.  It is a spiritual battle,  and it is coming with great intensity!  

None of us could have ever imagined that we would see our great nation fall into such chaos, that anti-Americans would be elected to government offices. That they would be calling for the destruction of our Constitution, the overthrow of our government, and the values we hold dear.  The indoctrination of Marxist ideology has so permeated society through State education and universities, that I am convinced this road leads to the  destruction of America and our freedoms.

To men and women of faith, scripture tells us in Ephesians 6:12, that "we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."  While we are in a battle, we are encouraged that God uses all things for our good.  He is
 building His Church, and  He has assured us that the gates of hell shall not prevail against it!  Matthew 16:18. 

Regardless of the horrendous changes taking place in our nation and around the globe, we have a future and a hope, the hope of heaven.  Our lives here are but a vapor, and eternity awaits.  Let's keep that in perspective.

In this series, we will uncover the who, what, when, why and how of the Marxist Revolution and where it is leading us - a global new world.  It is a world long in the making, with a false one world system of government, religion, and economy, and a false sense of hope and peace. 

It is what the bible has so clearly warned us about, the things that will happen before Jesus returns as Righteous Judge and King!


Let's begin:


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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The TTUF STUDY on The REVELATION of JESUS CHRIST – Chapter THIRTEEN: Part TWO of TWO


 ~ by James Fire

Introduction: It’s been said that “It’s all about grace” and while I understand the sentiment behind that statement, it is somewhat myopic, it doesn’t express the entirety of GOD’s revelation to mankind; and then again, there are those who are focused on the truth of GOD, sometimes even at the expense of the grace of GOD, but both grace and truth come by Jesus Christ (JOHN 1:17). Still, the Person of Christ is more than even these: His justice, His mercies, His role as Creator, LORD, Judge, Messiah King, and Kinsman Goel; His Righteousness, the imputation of that righteousness  and so much more.

Essentially, “It’s all about Jesus Christ!

Hence, the special blessing that’s promised to those who read this book in particular: The REVELATION of JESUS CHRIST! There are those that dismiss the book of Revelation because it speaks so much about the devil; while it does document the events and acts of the devil in his last days before his judgment and final consignment to the eternal lake of fire, the central focus of this book is in fact the events and acts of the LORD of Glory in the last days of final judgment of mankind. He shall certainly judge those who challenge is rightful reign as KING of Kings, LORD of Lords as well as Creator and Judge, those who pledge allegiance to the dragon, and the anti-Christ.
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GENESIS – An Expositional Overview of the Beginning of God’s Revelation: Chapter FORTYFIVE


Contributing commentaries by pastors Sonny Islas, Albert Lopez and James Fire


GENESIS 45 – by James Fire; for the Facebook video of this teaching, go here.
 
Introduction: Joseph was betrayed not by enemies, or strangers, or distant relations, but by his own brothers – step-brothers but brothers, nonetheless. They sold him into slavery. Not only did they betray him, but in doing this, and lying to their father about the entire matter, they betrayed him as well! 
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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




Contributing commentaries by pastors Sonny Islas, Albert Lopez and James Fire

Chuck Missler Bible Commentary - Genesis 40-45
GENESIS 44 – by Sonny Islas; for the Facebook video teaching go here.

WHAT IT TAKES TO RESTORE RELATIONSHIPS                                                         
Introduction: Joseph tested his brothers over and over again: Before we read Genesis 44, as we know, Joseph tested his brothers over and over again. The reason being was that Joseph really wanted to know if his heartless brothers had changed at all since, they sold him into slavery over a decade ago resulting in the unbearable pain of their father. Joseph strongly desired for their broken relationships to be restored – this is what he has been aiming for.
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Monday, June 22, 2020

UNMASKING BLACK LIVES MATTER

By pastor Sonny Islas of SHINE BRIGHT Church (check out our Facebook page here). 

Today we are going to take a biblical look at a trending group known as Black Lives Matter. I assume that no one here is unaware of this growing movement. If you are, you need to get your head out of the sand. Some may see this as a social issue only, but as we will soon see this is very much a God issue – an anti-God issue. We will hold the Black Lives Matter movement to the light of God’s Word to discover its true intentions.
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Sunday, June 21, 2020

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


Contributing commentaries by pastors Sonny Islas, Albert Lopez and James Fire

Chuck Missler Bible Commentary - Genesis 40-45

GENESIS 43 – by James Fire; for the Facebook video teaching, go here.

Introduction: When GOD prunes our lives, when He starts taking things away from us, sometimes our most precious things, it’s a deeply hurtful experience. But these are necessary hurts and GOD doesn’t allow any such pain to run its course any more deeply or longer than is absolutely necessary.
We may not understand why pain and suffering is necessary, or for what reason they come into our lives, but GOD understands all the necessary reasons.  

And He prunes with the objective in mind of bringing about an abundance of fruitfulness in our lives. Anyone who is a gardener understands that pruning brings about plenty, even if the pruning seems to take everything away until all appears to be barren and fruitless.

Jacob has suffered the loss of his dearest son, Joseph; the only other son that he had left from his beloved wife Rachael is Benjamin and here in this chapter he is faced with the decision of letting him go as well in order to secure the necessary food for the survival of his entire family.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

IT IS TIME TO SEEK THE LORD – A CALL TO THE CHURCH IN THIS LATE HOUR


 
~ By James Fire

At the end of this article I’m inviting all the church across America to join with our tiny fellowship in Tucson, AZ – SHINE BRIGHT Church, for a special event that will continue from now on, on a monthly basis, the last weekend of every month!
We’ve seen some tumultuous days in recent times; time almost seemed to stay still, streets the world over were empty; there was a strong sense of uncertainty and unease – all because of a virus that was barely more potent than the common flu.

Yet even churches closed down at the request of governments. Many saw these things aa harbingers of ‘the shape of things to come’ – but it seemed that we the church, rather than search our soul, and confess our ineptitude, sin and rebellion, to say nothing of our decided lack in fulfilling the great commission – rather than that, we muddled our way through with live video and social distancing, masked.

But what was all that COVID19 about and what is about to be unmasked? What’s about to be seen is going to make the rioting and looting by BLM and Antifa look like a Sunday picnic.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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

Contributing commentaries by pastors Sonny Islas, Albert Lopez and James Fire

Chuck Missler Bible Commentary - Genesis 40-45

GENESIS 42 – by Sonny Islas; for the FB video of this teaching, go here.

FAMINE FORCES A FAMILY REUNION 

The great famine that Pharaoh dreamed about is now here and it was going to force a long-desired family reunion – but Joseph won’t reveal his identity to his brothers until chapter 45. Joseph is now the 2nd most powerful and richest man in the world – 2nd to the King of Egypt – The Pharaoh. Joseph became so powerful that Genesis 45:8 say that “God made Joseph father of Pharaoh lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.”
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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

RACISM, RIOTS, THE VIRUS AND THE CURE

RACISM . RIOTS . THE VIRUS . THE CURE - YouTube 

~ By Sonny Islas; for the Facebook video, go here.

America is crumbling right before our very eyes.

Without trying to sound sensational or overly alarming, what I think we see happening in America is bigger than racism, bigger than riots, bigger than the Corona virus, bigger than police brutality, and bigger than Republicans vs. Democrats - from a political and biblical standpoint, I’m convinced that this is a real make or break war between Nationalist and Globalist. 
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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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


Contributing commentaries by pastors Sonny Islas, Albert Lopez and James Fire

Chuck Missler Bible Commentary - Genesis 40-45
GENESIS 41 – by James Fire – To watch the Facebook video, go here.
Introduction: It’s estimated that Americans spend about $1 billion annually on astrological materials and practices (like books on prognostication and those 1-800 fortune teller phone numbers) as well as other New Age books in an attempt to discover their future. People are either curious or cautious or even care-worn about their future which they can even dread at times.

The LORD doesn’t forbid knowledge of the future – He simply forbids the practices of divination (forecasting the future) because this involves demonic spirits. This is why Christians should have nothing to do with tarot card readings, fortune tellers, ghost hunting, horoscopes, and the like, because anyone getting into these things are involving themselves with Satanic devices meant to lure and deceive and for these and other reasons, GOD has forbidden these practices in His Word (DEUT 18: LEV 17).
When GOD reveals the future, it’s always to bring people to the knowledge of the truth, and when He does reveal the truth, it revolves around the person of Jesus Christ with the objective of saving lives.

Anytime we read in Scripture where GOD declares what’s to come to pass, He desires deliverance for people, not damnation.

The one future event that we all face is what Shakespeare called “the undiscovered country” or in other words, death. That is a mysterious, forbidding, dreadful unknown – but neither future nor death holds any terror for the Christian who trusts the LORD, because He is LORD of all. We know nothing will happen to us apart from His Holy will and His Holy heart towards us, His children. We are witnesses to GOD’s faithful sovereignty over all of our lives!
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Sunday, May 31, 2020

The TTUF STUDY on The REVELATION of JESUS CHRIST – Chapter THIRTEEN: Part ONE of TWO

 
~ by James Fire 

Introduction: In this chapter (as well as others previous and those forthcoming) we observe many parallel Scriptures, predominantly from the book of Daniel. In fact, one’s understanding of the book of Revelation will be diminished if one doesn’t consult the book of Daniel (and the Old Testament in general). Again, Scripture must interpret Scripture, and where one cannot find corroborative text of Holy Writ to support one’s interpretation of any single passage of Scripture then such an interpretation must be abandoned. We base our beliefs upon the Bible, not vice versa!

We have dealt previously with REVELATION 13 within the context of what has risen out of obscurity and into the public domain (such as the UN’s N.W.O. Organization), an objective that’s at the heart of various esoteric and secret societies, the New World Order, which even today many people, among them Christians, who disparage any such notion as ‘conspiracy theory’. Yet if one examines this chapter, it clearly outlines the primary objective of this three-fold order: a one world government, a one world economy, and a one world religion, all spearheaded by a one world leader.  

To review this treatment, go to FROM The MIND Of FIRE and check it out here

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

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



Contributing commentaries by pastors Sonny Islas, Albert Lopez and James Fire
ChuckMissler Bible Commentary - Genesis 40-45

GENESIS 40
GOD WORKS FOR OUR GOOD by Sonny Islas; watch the FB video teaching here.                                  
                                                                     
Introduction: One of the most encouraging truths a child of God can stand on and enjoy is that - GOD WORKS FOR OUR GOOD. God works all things for our good but ultimately for His glory (for His praises and perfect purposes). Romans 8:28 says, (NASB) “And we know that God causes all things (both good and bad) to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”
And we know” (that is, we’re supposed to know and be fully confident in) “that GOD causes” (that is, He orchestrates, arranges, plans out and works out, He is sovereignly and providentially in charge of the results) “all things” (good and bad) “to work together for good...” (ROM 8:28).

This is the great lesson that Joseph is learning as the events in his life unfold and will soon teach it to his brothers. At the end of this long, confusing, frustrating and painful trial – Joseph tells his brothers (the ones who sold him into slavery) – “But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people aliveGenesis 50:20
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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



Contributing commentaries by pastors Sonny Islas, Albert Lopez and James Fire
Chuck Missler Bible Commentary - Genesis 37-40

GENESIS 39 – by James Fire - for the Facebook video, go here.

Introduction:
Injustice – it’s an experience we’ve all had, and there is something in us that revolts against it, understanding that it’s wrong, when the innocent is condemned and the guilty are free. When people suffer such things, even if they don’t believe in GOD, they’ll shake their fist at Him and accuse Him because He failed to prevent their personal calamity.
And as Christians, when we hear injustice knocking at our front door, we bar it and lock it, and it blows down the door and devastates us with its doings.

As with all kinds of suffering, we can question GOD, asking Him, “Where are you? Why did You allow this to happen to me? You could have stopped this!”

This no doubt was in Joseph’s thoughts when we see what happens to him in this chapter. It’s one thing to be a slave in a foreign land, but he’s going to be falsely accused, his side of the story won’t be taken into account, and he’s sentenced to prison, indefinitely. For all that Joseph knew in the natural – apart from the Word of the LORD that was granted to him in visions, he would grow old and rot away in that prison and finally die.

Where now are the dreams that he had concerning his authority over his brothers and even over his parents? How is the Word of the LORD, His promise, to come true in this situation now that he’s a prisoner in far-away Egypt?

We are often challenged in our Christian walks, in our faith in the Word of GOD in the face of our situation; when we have been believing the good Word of the LORD and yet bad things are happening, and they continue to happen – things that would seem to contradict and negate GOD’s promises to us.

The fact of the matter is, that we walk by faith and not by sight (2 COR 5:7). Situations and circumstances are those things “by sight” whereas believing that the Word of GOD is truth, despite these things, is “by faith”.

We know how this story ends; we know that the Word of the LORD to Joseph will be realized and come to pass, but he didn’t know it at this time. GOD sees all that He intends to fulfill in our lives just as He saw everything He intended and fulfilled in Joseph’s life, and just as this young man didn’t know the final outcome of this severe trial, neither do we – until GOD moves and makes good on His promises.

What GOD intends in your life, He will see to it, according to His promises; walk by faith and not by sight! May that sight have its eye fixed on eternity, where some of these promises will surely be fulfilled, if not in the here and now in this world!
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Sunday, May 10, 2020

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



~ by James Fire

Introduction: Hermeneutics is concerned with the method of how we interpret the Bible. One can have a very conservative hermeneutic or a very liberal one; one’s hermeneutic can be a very literal method or a very allegorical one.
One’s hermeneutic can be dispensational*
 or according to covenant theology**.

For more on these two positions, check out these links below:


For another excellent treatment on the validity of dispensational theology, check out:


Note to Readers: We here at TTUF are vigorously and intentionally dispensationalist in our hermeneutic, believing that there is a distinction between Israel and the church, that the various dispensations are related to the seven covenants that GOD established with the people of this world, and with Israel and the church: Adamic Covenant, Edenic Covenant, Noahic Covenant, Mosaic Covenant, the Land (Palestinian) Covenant, the Davidic Covenant and the New Covenant. For more about dispensations and covenants, check out TTUF’s Discipleship introductory examination of these here.

It is vital that we maintain a biblical distinction between Israel and the church; Covenant Theology believes that there is one church in two phases: Israel, the church of the Old Testament and the body of Christ, the church of the New Testament. We find this hermeneutic fundamentally flawed as it will attribute Scripture to the church that inherently belongs to the nation of Israel, by spiritualizing the verses rather than applying a literal interpretation.

Why am I harping on these assertions in such replete fashion?
Because of the chapter we are about to examine for one; many of the Covenant Theology camp see this figure of the woman as the church, but the Scripture itself defines who she is, and she is not the body of Christ. We believe Israel has a destiny, a purpose and a plan from GOD Who will fulfill all of His promises to her according to His appointed, yet-future time
 (Covenant theologians believe these promises are already fulfilled, thus as a nation, GOD’s involvement with her is done and over with).

Also worthy of note, which we have brought up before, is that every symbol, every vision found in the book of REVELATION is either explained within the context of the passage or elsewhere in the Scripture, and we shall witness this as well; so, let’s begin:
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Saturday, May 2, 2020

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


Contributing commentaries by pastors Sonny Islas, Albert Lopez and James Fire

Chuck Missler Bible Commentary - Genesis 37-40

GENESIS 38 – by Sonny Islas; see the video of this teaching here.

Introduction: We are now in Genesis 38 where we find a portion of Judah’s life sandwiched between Joseph’s life (found in Chapters 37, 39 and on). Genesis 38 is like a commercial break from the main movie – Joseph’s life.

Genesis 38 is a glimpse of Judah’s pitiful spiritual life. It’s a portrait of his flawed family. The two main characters in this scandalous chapter are Judah (Israel’s 4th son) and Tamar (Judah’s daughter-in-law.
The reason why God has us stop and briefly focus on Judah and Tamar and their flaws is because Jesus, our Messiah, comes from Judah, Tamar and their firstborn – Perez (which means breakthrough). We find Jesus’ lineage in Matthew 1:1-6.

When we look at the family of Jesus, we can’t help but notice that God used some pretty ‘jacked up’ people to bring about His Holy Son. Question: Why does God use sinners? Answer: Because sinners are all that He has to work with.
If we’re honest we are Judah, his sons and Tamar to some degree – if not worse and yet the LORD saved and uses us. And yet God has had mercy on us!

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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


Contributing commentaries by pastors Sonny Islas, Albert Lopez and James Fire


GENESIS 37 – by James Fire; for the Facebook video teaching go here.

Introduction: We have seen it with Abraham, we have seen it with Isaac – and now we are seeing it continue with Jacob: family favorites! In Jacob’s case, his favorite was Joseph, the son of his dearly beloved – not Leah, but Rachel. 

When cycles of sin are repeated from one generation to the next in families, they seem to become more pronounced. Alcoholism in the first generation may be bad, but the second generation very often becomes worse, and the third generation even more so.

In this case however, Jacob’s sons, representing the fourth generation do something even worse than what their Uncle Esau intended; Esau intended on and threatened to kill their Dad, Jacob – but here we see the sons of Jacob are plotting to kill their half-brother Joseph and would have done so if Reuben and Judah didn’t intervene.

They are plotting evil against their half-brother Joseph.
Among those who would intend evil against you, the one at the top of the list is the devil: he wants to steal from you, he wants to destroy you, he wants to kill you (JOHN 10:10). Others in the world despise those of us who live godly in Christ Jesus (2 TIM 3:12) and we find ourselves often persecuted in some way.

Know for certain that what everyone who intends evil and harm on you, the LORD certainly will turn it around for good.
This is a lesson that Joseph learned after this long, long trial that begins here and continues for what would be a few chapters for us, but two very long years for him!
The conclusion of this evil plot by Joseph’s brothers is understood by Joseph as part of the Sovereign plan of GOD Almighty!

GENESIS 50:20
20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

GETTING 20/20 SPIRITUAL VISION: A SIGHT For SORE EYES – PART 2 of 2


~ By James Fire 

For Part One of this Two Part series, go here.

Once again, PROVERBS 29:18 states,
18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.


Breaking down the meaning of this verse from the Hebrew, it speaks of where there is no vision (oracle, prophecy, divine communication, revelation) the people perish (to show a lack of restraint, loose restraints, set at naught, perish).
Plainly, where GOD’s divine communication is not heeded, when it’s disobeyed, when the truth of GOD is disregarded so that there are no moral boundaries and safeguards, then the people will cast off any restraint, and all that they do will come to nothing, they and their works will perish.
Godly leadership requires godly vision, both seen and understood as well as obeyed. They need to extol, to glorify GOD and admonish others to do the same, and if there is lack of godly leadership, be it in the home, the community, the church - then it will result in a free-for-all of chaotic revolt and relativism:

JUDGES 17:6
In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes
(See also JUDGES 21:25).
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Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Comprehensive Plan To Implement Global Governance In Our World by Geri Ungurean

TODAY WE HAVE A SPECIAL GUEST WRITER, Geri Ungurean, writer and researcher whose website is chock full of edifying and eye opening articles.

This article is re-published by permission, unedited and unabridged.

Without further ado, here is Geri's report on something that will likely prove to be a paradigm shift - an altering of the world as we know it, bringing about lasting and disturbing changes that will further enhance globalism and prepare for the coming One World Ruler that the Bible identifies as The BEAST of REVELATION, the Anti-christ. This article is not sensational in any way, but factual and accurate in the trends and objectives that the Globalists are seeking (and by and large are succeeding) to obtain. Here is Geri's report:

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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


Contributing commentaries by pastors Sonny Islas, Albert Lopez and James Fire

Chuck Missler Bible Commentary - Genesis 32-36 (Part 2)

GENESIS 36 – by Albert Lopez; to watch this teaching on Facebook video, go here.

Introduction:  It’s strange to be away from the fellowship and instead of seeing God’s precious flock in person, we are having to fellowship through live video [Due to the mayoral directive regarding coronavirus, 3/18/2020]. I pray that as Pastor James and Pastor Sonny have pointed out to us through the Word, which I pray made us think that whatever is happening, may be used to drive out false and dead worship to our True and Living God. Maybe this is a way that The Lord as Pastor James put it will set us aside individually and collectively through prayer to show us what it means to W.A.T.C.H. and pray that we don’t fall into temptation and desperation during these times and what is to come.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

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



~ by James Fire

Introduction: GOD is never without a witness. Even through the most evil epochs and days of dire darkness, the LORD GOD is never without a witness to testify of His truth, to stand against the evil deceptions, lies and sin that pervades this world.
These witnesses, these godly saints, these bold martyrs who like our LORD Himself, testify of the evil of this world and for that, both He and we ourselves are hated (
JOHN 7:7). I think of Enoch and Noah, of Moses and Elijah, Jeremiah and Daniel, of Stephen (in ACTS 7) and the apostle John on the isle of Patmos.

The testimony of the truth is far more, however, than just the witness of the evil in this world; it is also the declaration of GOD’s holiness and justice, as well as the proclamation of the good news of Jesus Christ, either in its foretelling in the Old Testament Scriptures, or in the New Testament declarations of what the LAMB of GOD (JOHN 1:29) has accomplished and will accomplish as the LION of JUDAH (REV 5:5-6) as proclaimed in both Testaments.
And these declarations are not just words of truth, they are backed by the power of GOD in the miraculous as demonstrated by the LORD and His prophets and apostles (JOHN 5:36; EXOD. 4:30; 1 KINGS 18:37-39; ACTS 9:36-39; ACTS 20:9) – and these famously faithful two witnesses we’ll be reading about in this chapter.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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


Contributing commentaries by pastors Sonny Islas, Albert Lopez and James Fire



GENESIS 35 – by James Fire; to watch this teaching on Facebook video, go here.

Introduction: There is no disciple of Christ that goes from the beginning of spiritual rebirth and right into complete sanctification. In fact, there is no disciple who ever reaches complete sanctification during this lifetime; Paul the apostle himself said that even he did not attain perfection (PHIL 3:12). However, we’ll know absolute and complete sanctification when the LORD returns, and we are miraculously transformed at the rapture of the church (1 COR 15:51; 1 JOHN 3:2). 
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Sunday, March 22, 2020

GETTING 20/20 SPIRITUAL VISION: A SIGHT For SORE EYES – PART 1 of 2


~ By James Fire

PROVERBS 29:18 states,
18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Recently, in the first week of March, 2020, I attended a Pastors/Leadership Conference in Tucson, AZ (you can watch these teachings online here), and the theme was about getting the vision of GOD with clarity – 20/20 vision as it were. It was a tremendous blessing not only to receive the edification and teaching of these various pastors, but also to fellowship with the saints and worship of the LORD together as His bride.
Moses was the subject used for this study, and various passages from EXODUS, NUMBERS and JOSHUA were the texts used in “VISON THROUGH THE LIFE OF MOSES”. After learning about the vision that GOD gave to the Lawgiver of Israel, and to other saints in the Bible I’ve many things to share myself which I will share in Part 2.
First an overview from the first two of these teachers (links to the others are provided at the end of Part 1:

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

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


Contributing commentaries by pastors Sonny Islas, Albert Lopez and James Fire

Chuck Smith Bible Commentary - GENESIS 34

GENESIS 34 – by Albert Lopez
Introduction: In GENESIS 33 Jacob just left Uncle Laban’s house, then Jacob and Esau Meet; God had promised Jacob that he would return in peace to his father's house. As doubt did its job Jacob's mind probably started to think of all the bad that was going to happen to him and his family. As he gets closer to home he is experiencing dread because of Esau
We will shortly read in GENESIS 34 and think this is the same fear and awareness that Dinah should have had. Just like Jacob was aware that he could be destroyed by Esau. There should have been some warning to Dinah of the dangers in the land that could destroy or harm her. It all starts very innocently.
A decision was made by someone who was not thinking about the decision she was making!

GENESIS 34:1-2
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Now Dinah [meaning Judged, Vindicated, Acquitted] the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. 2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her and lay with her, and violated her.

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

Contributing commentaries by pastors Sonny Islas, Albert Lopez and James Fire

Chuck Smith Bible Commentary - Genesis 33

GENESIS 33 – by James Fire; for the Facebook video, go here

Introduction: Jacob has left his Uncle Laban’s house and any potential threat his Uncle might have posed, with the vision and promise of GOD Himself that he would be returned to his own land, that the LORD will bless and keep him in the land promised to him, to Isaac and to Abraham, and that his descendants will be as the sands of the Earth (GEN 28:13-16). And as he draws near to his father’s land, ever nearer to his elder brother who wanted his revenge, he is experiencing dread.

In his distress he met an angel, actually a Theophany – an Old Testament appearance of the LORD Jesus Christ. They wrestle all night long and when the LORD asks to be let go, Jacob refuses and insists to be blessed.

The LORD asks him his name and he tells Him: Jacob (“heel catcher, supplanter, deceiver”) and the LORD declares that this will no longer be his name, but Israel (“prince of GOD”) because he prevailed [in prayer]. When we wrestle with the LORD, it’s not to overcome a foe, but to receive from Someone something we could not receive by ourselves. Wrestling is a struggle, and for those whose hearts are not in it, it’s a struggle that will end in defeat. The LORD longs to ‘lose to us’ in the sense that though He bears long with us (LUKE 18:7), He intends to see us win this wrestling match and receive His holy will, His holy blessing, His holy answers.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

PORTALS - A Special Presentation on TTUF by Lambert Dolphin

~ By Lambert Dolphin

PSALM 24
The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein. For He has founded it upon the seas, And established it upon the waters. Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, Nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the Lord, And righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him, Who seek Your face. Selah Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah.

The universe is full of portals, and gates into other dimensions. These gates lead into secret gardens and hidden chambers. The gardens are for the intimates of God, and not to be seen with telescopes or space radars! Access to these hidden splendors is only through Jesus.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

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


Contributing commentaries by pastors Sonny Islas, Albert Lopez and James Fire

GENESIS 32 – by Sonny Islas. For the Facebook video teaching, go here.
Introduction: In Genesis 31 Jacob and Laban make a deal to not harm one another anymore. Laban kisses his daughters and grandchildren goodbye so that Jacob could continue his journey back home to Canaan. But there is yet another very serious problem ahead, Jacob’s brother Esau whom Jacob had tricked and deceived – by taking both Esau’s birthright and blessing might still be angry (bad blood). Jacob was afraid for his life because he remembered Esau’s death threats recorded in Genesis 27:41,42. 
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Sunday, March 1, 2020

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



~ by James Fire

Introduction: Whenever the judgment of GOD fell upon Israel, it was only after a long duration of warning and pleading through the prophets, for the people to repent and turn from their wicked ways, and the LORD in His infinite mercy would relent of the judgment He was prepared to execute, spare His people and restore His blessings to them (DEUT. 28 and 29; 2 CHRON 7:14; ISAIAH 1:2-18). GOD sprints to show His mercy but drags His feet when He must bring judgment. When once judgment falls, it’s a hard and unbearable burden that people long to be relieved from, and most often it isn’t relieved because of their obstinance and unwillingness to repent and turn to the LORD. Yet judgment in this world knows a termination point, when the full wrath is spent and over with. In the world to come, judgment and wrath will endure eternally for those who find themselves condemned at the Great White Throne Judgment (REV 20:11-15).
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Sunday, February 23, 2020

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


Contributing commentaries by pastors Sonny Islas, Albert Lopez and James Fire

GENESIS 31 – by James Fire

Introduction: It’s a good thing that the LORD doesn’t treat us the way that we, at times, treat others; because we’re not always as fair and faithful to family and friends as we ought to be, but the LORD is ever faithful and far, far more than fair to us.
There are, however, times when we need to learn valuable lessons in relationships, and so the LORD will deal out to us the same sort of treatment that we deal out to those around us. It’s the same idea as judging – the LORD will judge us with the same standard that we judge others by (MATT 7:1-2). Which is why we should always be merciful, kind, gracious and generous towards others, so that we may reflect our LORD’s character for one; and also that we may receive such blessedness ourselves.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

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


Contributing commentaries by pastors Sonny Islas, Albert Lopez and James Fire
GENESIS 30 – Sonny Islas - to watch the Facebook video of this teaching, click here.

BIGAMY, RIVALRY, TRICKERY AND SUPERSTITION

Introduction: Another way to title this message is Sin, Sin, sin and Sin.

Before we read Genesis 30, I’d like to back track just a bit. In Genesis 29, we find that one of Jacob’s two wives named Leah was unloved, while Rachel was loved. Because of this sad situation, the LORD (who loved Leah and Rachel equally) opens Leah’s womb while keeping Rachel’s barren in order to comfort Leah. (We learn a lesson here: When those closest to use fail to love us, the LORD’s love never fails.)

Here’s a very interesting fact:

Leah the unloved wife gave birth to Levi and Judah. Moses and John the Baptist come from the Tribe of Levi. King David and The King of kings – Jesus the Messiah comes from the Tribe of Judah. So, Leah the unloved is the great grandmother of the God man!  
Rachel the preferred one, gives birth to Benjamin down the road, some more about him in chapter 35. King Saul and the greatest Apostle, in my estimation, the Apostle Paul comes from the tribe of Benjamin.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

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



Contributing commentaries by pastors Sonny Islas, Albert Lopez and James Fire

GENESIS 29 – by James Fire

Introduction: It was Samuel Clemens, more popularly known as the gifted writer and speaker, Mark Twain who said,
“History doesn’t really repeat itself. . . but it does rhyme!
And so we see here that Jacob is traveling the same familiar ground that Eliezer traveled when he returned to Abraham’s homeland in search for a suitable bride for Isaac. And remember the wonderful type we have there in GENESIS 24 where Abraham – a type of our Father GOD, sends Eliezer, a type of the Holy Spirit to his homeland in search for a suitable bride for his son, Isaac, a type of Christ, son of the Father – and the bride Rebekah is then a type of the church, the bride of Christ. Indeed, the Spirit of the LORD, sent by the Father throughout the world, leads those who become the church of born-again believers to Christ where they find eternal life and are a suitable bride for Christ!
Here Jacob is running away from the consequences of his deeds done that involved deceiving his father, obeying his scheming mother, supplanting his brother Esau (the very name Jacob means “supplanter, heel-catcher [which he did when he was born, catching the heel of Esau!]) in receiving that which GOD had promised already at the birth of these twin sons (GEN 25:23). Now in Chapter 29 we are going to witness some ‘pay back’ in one sense, but in another sense, the fulfillment of the biblical principle of “reaping what we sow” (GAL 6:7).
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