Why is Israel dividing the land again? (article by Perry Stone)


"In June of 1967, the Israeli air force pre-empted an air assault against the Egyptian air force, thus beginning the famous 6 Day War. Nassar, the President of Egypt had previously engaged Israel in a war in 1956. For several weeks Israeli intelligence observed Russian made military weaponry and equipment being positioned near the Egyptian border and Nassar was announcing he would soon, “push the Jews into the ocean.” Despite global criticism, Israel struck at the heart of the Egyptian air force, crippling hundreds of Egyptian air craft, rendering their air power helpless. At that moment the surrounding borders began to change.

Nasser drew the Jordanians into the conflict by threatening to assassinate the King of Jordan, if he refused to participate. The Jordanians had the most to lose. They controlled all of the West Bank and all of East Jerusalem. As Jordan reluctantly entered the violent conflict, the Syrians began a thrust toward Tiberias, using the latest Russian tanks. Imagine the surprise when 6 days later, Egypt, Jordan and Syria were defeated and a cease fire was called. The Arabs demanded the United States force Israel to stop the war. The Israeli military was pushing across the Negev desert toward Cairo and were also headed toward Damascus, the capitol of Syria.

After the 6 Day War Israel annexed the Negev desert, the West Bank and East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights into their territory. Immediately the surrounding nations began to demand Israel give back the land they had seized “illegally.” (I wonder if they would have given back land if the war had gone the other way.)

Former President Jimmy Carter pressured Israeli Prime Minister Began to give back the Negev Desert to Egypt in a peace agreement with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. The agreement would later cost Sadat his life in an ambush by Islamic fanatics during a special military parade. I was informed that Israel attempted to give the Gaza Strip to Egypt along with over 1 million Palestinian refugees, but Egypt refused to take them. They wanted this camp to be a burden to the Israeli government.

From that moment forward there has been intense pressure on Israel to give the West Bank (ancient Judea and Samaria) and Arab East Jerusalem back to the Jordanians and allow a Palestinian state to be formed along side of Israel.

The strange and often overlooked challenge is more than Israel’s security and the fact that millions of Israel’s enemies could pour into the newly formed state as a plot against the total annihilation of the Jewish state. The unseen problem is this:

Gaza with over 1 million Palestinian refugees is located to the extreme south in Israel near the border of Egypt. The West Bank is about a 2 hour drive from Gaza, separated by hundreds of miles of land that is presently Israel. Syria is demanding back the Golan Heights and some Palestinians believe they also have the right to this territory. Thus, instead of having one state, you end up with two and possibly three states surrounding Israel. The challenge has been, how can Israel connect the Gaza fanatics to the more moderate Arabs in the West Bank area? The fanatics are seizing more power in these areas and they all agree on the destruction of Israel.

Let’s put the shoe on the other foot. If the government of Mexico suddenly called for the overthrow of the U.S. government and the use of terrorist, detonating bombs on buses in the markets and in schools, and we were to see Mexican terrorists striking in America, how long would it take for the U.S. government and the American people to rise up and demand a stop to illegal immigration and force a wall to be constructed at the U.S. border for the security of America?

Yet, the United States under the leadership of Condi Rice is demanding Israel to withdraw military forces and move the Jewish settlers out of the Gaza (which has already occurred) and the West Bank (which is occurring now). She and certain key government people do this knowing the threat against Israel.

Israel is certainly in a terrible bind. If they do not give up the land the continual threat of internal terrorism against the Jewish people is upon them. If they do, then there is a threat of terrorist coming from Gaza and Lebanon and moving closer to the Jewish settlements.

What is unique is the prophet Ezekiel describes much of what is occurring in Ezekiel 35 and 36. Chapter 35 beings as a prophecy against Mount Seir in Jordan which is the actual origin of the Palestinian people.

God said they have a perpetual hatred against Israel even in the time when their calamity (captivity) had ended (Ez. 35:5). They declare that, “These two nations and these two countries shall be mine” (35:10). I believe this alludes to a Palestinian state along side of Israel. They say that the mountains of Israel are given to them. This alludes to Ancient Judea and Samaria known today as the West Bank (Ez. 35:12; 36:2). God warns Israel they will be persuaded by the “lips of talkers” (36:3). God then reveals that for his name sake He will defend and bless the mountains of Israel for Israel’s sake (36:20-23).

I believe that this conflict of dividing the land will be one of several triggers to create the circumstances for the Gog and Magog battle, recorded in Ezekiel 38 and 39. That battle will unfold on the mountains of Israel, specifically the Bashan (Golan Heights) and the Valley of the Passengers, which in Hebrew is the area of Jordan across from Jericho (Ezekiel 39:11; 39:18).

I have both Jewish and Palestinian friends (some Christians and some Muslim) who get along with one another and have for many years. The conflict however, places pressure on Jews to despise the Arabs and Arabs to despise the Jews. In most moderate Islamic nations they confess they like the America people but do not like America’s policies. When asked what policy, they always reply, “America’s unconditional support of Israel.”

Israel is again forced to divide the land for the sake of security (peace) (ed. which wouldn't happen no matter how much land Israel gives over). As Christians we must love both sides – the Jews and Arabs and reveal to them the greatest hope for their future, Jesus Christ. After all, according to the Scripture only the return of the Prince of Peace can and will settle this family feud that began at the time of Isaac and Ishmael."

- Perry Stone, Jr.



Promenade Pictures' "The Ten Commandments"

The first release of the "Epic Stories Of The Bible" series. The next one planned for released is "Noah's Ark: The New Beginning." Other stores planned for release are "David & Goliath," "Samson & Delilah," "The Battle Of Jericho" and "Genesis" that I know of. Praise the LORD as He's made my prayers for more Christian entertainment to come out into the mainstream come true!!!!!!!


Amber Alert

Help missing kids. Please pray for they and anyone that cares for them.


chester stiles arrested for child rape

I am very saddened and concerned over the situation. Of course, I feel sorry for the little girl that was raped and I have prayed for she and her family, and anyone that cares for her. I was very young at the time, but I might have been in a situation in which I was molested. There was also another molestation attempt on me when I was a little older at seven or eight years old. Fortunately, I was able to get away, but I felt bad afterwards, as if I had done something wrong. Anyway, I've put that behind me and have been able to move on from it. At least the little girl probably won't remember much of anything if anything at all about the incident once she gets a little older, since she is so very young. I don't know very much about this incident, except for some brief news bits. I do believe that, if all of these charges against Chester Stiles are true, then he should definitely be kept away from the public, especially children, and be sentenced accordingly. However, at the same time, I feel sorry for him. I know reading this might outrage some people. But, that's how I feel. I have no idea what kind of childhood he had and what has happened in his life. For all I know, he might have been molested growing up and that can have very damaging and perverse effects in people as they grow up. Some things are backwards for some of them and they might end up doing some terrible things, like rape and murder, and most importantly - deny God. I do not feel hatred for him, except for what wrong he's done in his life. Rather, I love him and I forgive him of his sins. Not very many people would be willing to feel that in their hearts for him. I know it would be a lot harder for me to feel and say that if what he did to that little girl was done to me or someone very close to me. But, it's right for me to feel love for him because that's what my God does. None of us are perfect. To want him to be condemned would be to want the same for myself. I know that God loves him still, as he loves everyone, and he would rather him turn from his sins to save his life rather than to have to destroy him. So, I prayed for Chester Stiles and that's the best thing that I can do for him. Apart from the understandable prison time, Chester Stiles needs people to love, forgive and help him. He needs salvation. That's what God does for us and that's what I would want for me if I was in his position.
Thank you for taking time to read my comments. God bless you. Jesus loves you.

"But to you who listen, I say, Love your enemies, And do good to those who hate you, And bless those who curse you, And pray for those who exploit you... And you shall be the children of the Most High, who heals the evil person and the sinner...Be thus merciful as your Father is also merciful." (Luke 6:27-28, 35-36) (D.N.T. - Galilean Edition)

businesses sponsoring gay pride festivals

Hi, I've recently found out that HEB has sponsored gay pride festivals. I had no idea about this. Now, I've recently heard about HEB doing this. I am so upset and concerned for many reasons. One of the reasons is because I recently got hired as an employee for HEB in a Corpus Christi store. I recently attended company orientation and they put us through a little teaching about diversity. The instructor spoke of different things, but I do remember that she gave us a sheet of paper that had different things written on it. One of the things on the paper is a circle graph that shows things that help shape a person in their life, such as age and gender. The things that are closer to the circle are considered to be things that a person has "little to no control of" and one of these things on the paper is "sexual orientation." Throughout the instruction, I kept saying to myself contrary to that because I definitely do not agree with that. I thought that was bad, but I had no idea that HEB was actually contributing money to homosexuality and sponsoring gay pride festivals. Now, I don't know what to do about my job. It was very hard for me to get a job and HEB was the only place willing to hire me out of all the places that I applied to. Are there any businesses that don't support homosexuality in some form (except for Christian ones of course)? I don't know what to do and I feel bad about it. I felt like it was God's will for me to work there because it was pretty amazing to me that I actually got a job and I was praying and praying about it. I really don't think I would have gotten the job if it wasn't for God. Fortunately, HEB respected my right to observe my Sabbath and not work on that day - although some of the managers seemed concerned that I wouldn't be working on that day week after week. I don't think it's a problem, especially since they were only hiring for part-time anyway and I am willing to work on days that other people normally wouldn't want to work on, like Thanksgiving and Christmas. I've emailed AFA (American Family Association) a couple of times about this and I've emailed a Christian radio station that protested HEB for taking part in this. I am emailing HEB now and I might try to do more, but I don't exactly know what to do. Of course, I need to pray and pray about it too. Please, I urge HEB to stop contributing money to homosexuality. I already know that HEB contributes money to others causes, but I'm not talking about other causes right now - I'm talking about homosexuality. This is plain wrong and it needs to stop. God and His Word specifically condemn homosexuality and warn that anyone who takes part in it will not inherit the Kingdom Of Heaven - unless they repent and give themselves to Jesus. This is serious business and no one should be supporting it. We should love homosexuals, but not love their homosexuality. They need help to stop being homosexual, not encouragement to continue being homosexual. An alcoholic, for example, needs help to stop being an alcoholic, not encouragement for him to continue on with it. The same goes for any other sin. This is so obvious to me, but sadly many people are duped and brainwashed into thinking contrary to God and logical reasoning. These comments might sound harsh, but it's the Truth and I'm only trying to help.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. And with love I will say, God bless you. Jesus loves you.

Pam Stone "I Have A Hard Time Understanding It"

The longer I live and the more involved I become in a global ministry, I realize that the Body of Christ in North America is spiritually sick. Perry recently pointed this out in a message, “Christians being A.W.O.L. and Preachers Gone Wild.”

I was blessed to grow up in a very strict traditional old time Pentecostal church. Actually I began attending as a young teenager. The ministers were men of integrity who lived outside of the pulpit what they preached from the pulpit. The wives were examples of godly and holy women to the younger women. They supported their husbands and were never in competition or contradictory to Biblical teachings.

Some would complain that this “holiness” emphasis was too legalistic and they are thankful that today this generation is no longer “bound” by the traditions of the elders. Yet compare the scenes. Today, it is becoming common to hear about “Christian” youth attending the clubs on the weekend, drinking beer with the gang and attending movies where nudity and profanity are common. The scary thought is some of these youth are planning to be the spiritual leaders in the church within a few years. Their idea is to live like a sinner in order to reach the sinner.

I have a very difficult time understanding the actions of some ministers both male and female. There seems to be this concept that, “It doesn’t matter what you do in private as long as you can perform in public.” This was the same concept of former President Clinton. When he sinned with Monica I can remember the politicians of his own party saying, “It doesn’t matter what a person does behind closed doors. It only matters if they are effective at their work.” Let’s consider this statement in the light of the following stories:

  • A pedophile molests a child behind closed doors but is the banker in the town. It’s O.K. however, because he is such a good banker
  • A Junior High teacher has sex with several boys that are 14 and 15. That’s O.K. The kids seem to like her and what she does after hours is her business
  • A secret homosexual is taking boys camping. He molested two young boys but it was done in the woods in a tent. He is known as an upstanding deacon and a wonderful coach of the ball team. He produced a winning season. He is so good in public we will let the “moral failure” slip by.

This is the attitude in the contemporary church. Many pastors have their own church with their own hand picked board, and when they make a complete personal wreck of their life morally, they just get behind the pulpit and carry on, without repenting or stepping down for a season.

Recently, we were told of a man whose dad is a Bishop in an African American mega church. He said, “In our ‘culture’ it is expected that the pastor have a girlfriend or a couple women on the side.” Recently a powerful and godly African American minister leader told us that there were two African American ministers in the southeast who would soon be exposed for having homosexual lovers on the side. Their wives know the sin but ignore it because of the financial security they have!

Where is the shame? Where is the conviction? How can a preacher minister to a person bound in sin when they are bound in sin? How can they preach on marriage when their home is falling apart? How can they lead by example when they are the blind leading the blind?

The problem is Christians today do not know what the Bible says about SIN! They know about blessing and prosperity but nothing about sin! It is time that Christians reject the ministries of the proud and arrogant and those who continue in their shameful private life and yet continue to preach. We are not to be a partaker of another person’s sin (1 Timothy 5:22). If we quit buying their books, quit watching their programs, THEN they may pay attention when the well dries up and turn back to God and repent of their foolishness.

This is not being said in a judgmental spirit but leaders must live by a higher standard than others. This is a call to accountability. God does forgive but the abuses in the ministry will eventually cause a person to lose their voice to the nation and only become an echo. We know that none of us are perfect, but there are many of us who seek to follow holiness in our personal life and seek to please the Lord. May that number grow. The world doesn’t need more hypocrisy from the pulpits. They need to see integrity. Let us pursue a lifestyle of purity and integrity before God and men.

Love and Concern,

Pam Stone



siouxsie and the banshees "Israel"

I've know of this song for a long time now. I've always liked it. But, when I got saved I started to look at things differently, of course. I look at the lyrics and I'm not exactly sure what the lyricist had in mind when writing it. To me, this song is about the Jewish people and their awaiting the coming of the Messiah. They rejected the Messiah, who is Jesus, over two thousand years ago. That is why most of them are still awaiting His first coming, whereas Christians have Him now and are awaiting His Second Coming. And I think the song questions whether or not the Jewish people will ever accept Jesus as the Messiah.
The truth is that someday they will. Despite most of the Jewish peoples continual rejection of the Messiah, they are still God's chosen people and He will never forsake them.

Psalm 137:5-6: If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let My right hand forget its skill. If I do not remember you, let My tongue cling to the roof of My mouth - if I do not exalt Jerusalem above My chief joy."


Edward Scissorhands: How It Co-Relates To Jesus & This World

Update (06-02-2012): Hi, I wrote this several years ago. I just wanted to say that I am aware that using a character/film such as Edward Scissorhands in such a way might seem odd or incomprehensible. This isn't to be taken too seriously, just something to consider. It was an idea that came to me while thinking a lot about it and I found it interesting enough to write (or should I say 'type' it down). Thanks and God bless. :) 

One of my favorite films growing up was "Edward Scissorhands." I always liked the film and never got tired of watching it. I still like the film (apart from the bad language and sexual indecency). I often think of how different films can end up having a strong relation to Jesus and His Message without probably meaning to. One of these films that I recently thought about is "Edward Scissorhands."

Edward Scissorhands is a film directed by Tim Burton (Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Batman I & II and Sleepy Hallow amongst other films). I've always thought that Tim Burton is very talented. He's very imaginative and creative. He has a knack for creating things that look dark, but he's imaginative and creative nonetheless (at least in my opinion). And, I personally think that Edward Scissorhands is very well made, including the music and acting (except for the bad parts, of course).

The story of the film is this: An elderly woman is in her home telling her granddaughter a bedtime story. It's snowing outside. The story she tells is this: An elderly man, who lives in a dark and strange castle-like mansion, creates a robot of a man to be fully man. He reads to him and enlightens him. However, the elderly man dies of a heart attack before he ever finished his creation. Apparently, no one knows of the man's creation and this creation, named Edward, continues to live in the mansion. He's a young man, but never seems to age. His unfinished self consists of a full body, apart from regular hands. Instead, he has scissors for hands. His hair is not normal, it is pitch black and wild looking. He wears a black leather outfit as he was never fitted into regular clothes by the elderly man. The most amazing part of this creation, however, is that he has a heart - a big heart. He is respectful, sweet, kind and giving. He seems like the epitome of what every man should be like. However, as we learn later in the film, he has the emotional state of a child. He is naive in many ways. He still doesn't understand a lot of things - especially the way the outside world works. And, of course, he looks strange. One day, an Avon lady who lives and works in residential area near the mansion, decides to actually go over to this abandoned mansion after a string of rejections of the products she's selling. This lady is as nice as can be. She meets Edward, who's skiddish at first. She realizes that he's alone and that he has scars all over his face because of his scissor hands. She feels for him and decides to take him back with her to stay with her family. Edward is delighted and excited by all the sights he sees in this neighborhood. This neighborhood is very suburban and is full of pasty colored houses, green laws and green bushes. It always seems to be bright and sunshiny. Edward is obviously odd to everyone, but he is a welcome addition to everyone in the neighborhood (apart from the lady that likes to play her organ who thinks he some kind of devil and that everyone's being fooled by him). Edward instantly becomes captivated by the lady's teenage daughter even before he officially meets her. Throughout the film, the viewer can notice that he is very much in love with her though he never pursues his interest in her further than what he feels in his heart. He does this probably out of respect for the fact that she has a boyfriend and possibly other reasons as well. The lady's teenage daughter is a little freaked out by him at first, but gradually begins to see beauty in him. She slowly becomes intrigued by him and attracted to his loveliness, much to the chagrin of her obnoxious boyfriend. There are also certain humorous situations in the film because of Edward's "newness" to this outside world. But, he still manages to somehow get by. One of the reasons he does so is because he has an obvious talent for design. He seems to be as creative as his creator. We see the evidence for this first by his trimming and design of the bushes around the neighborhood, then in the "hairstyling" of the neighborhood dogs and then finally in the hairstyling of neighborhood ladies. There is one promiscuous woman in the neighborhood is particularly attracted to Edward and attempts to seduce him. When Edward is not interested, she later acts as if she had been practically molested by Edward. The lady that took Edward in gets the idea that Edward can open up his own hair salon, make money and be set. However, it doesn't work out that way because, according to the bank, Edward doesn't even exist (since he has no birth certificate, bank account and etc.). So, he's been having some difficulties, but what comes next is the first major blow. The boyfriend of the lady's daughter comes up with a corrupt plan to break into his own dad's house in order to try and steal some of the money from the security room inside the house. He gets his friends involved along with the lady's daughter and Edward. The plan backfires, however, and Edward gets locked inside the security room when the alarm goes off. It turns out that was the boyfriend's plan all along, much to the chagrin of the lady's daughter. Everyone that doesn't know any better thinks that Edward purposely broke into the house in order to steal money for himself. The lady's daughter thinks that Edward didn't know what was going on and became the victim of an unfortunate situation. However, he reveals to her that he did know what was really going on, but he went through it all anyway simply because she asked him to do it. What comes after that is the second biggest blow. When Edward sees the lady's daughter and her boyfriend outside together, he becomes so upset that he ends up scratching up the house with his scissor hands (which he still has). Afterwards, he feels very bad about it, but the family forgives him. It turns out that the lady's daughter and her boyfriend were actually arguing and the girl basically broke up with him. Edward didn't know this. It's around this time that Edward starts to become looked upon as being a strange, yet welcome addition to the neighborhood to becoming a neighborhood problem. Who they are starts to clash with who Edward with dramatically negative results. Towards the end of the film, the ex-boyfriend of the lady's daughter, out of anger and humiliation, comes to see the lady's daughter. Edward happens to be outside designing a huge block of ice to look like an angel (it's Christmastime). The lady's daughter goes outside and starts dancing with the ice flakes falling down on her. He doesn't notice her and so he accidentally cuts her hand. The ex-boyfriend comes around and sees this, making a bigger deal out of it than it is. He pushes Edward around and yells at him to leave. Edward, freaked out by the experience, runs away. He roams throughout the neighborhood. Most everyone is inside their homes because it's night. The family starts to look around for Edward. The lady's daughter is told to stay home. Through his roaming, Edward is angry and lonely. He realizes that he doesn't fit in with this outside world and he never will. The result of this is a feeling of sadness and loneliness. Eventually, he makes his way back to the lady's house with the lady's daughter still there alone. By this point, the lady's daughter is in love with Edward and she wants to be with him. Edward knows this won't ever work very well. Both of them don't quite know how to handle this. She wants to kiss him, but Edward hesitates because he says "I can't." They almost kiss anyway, but they're interrupted by a loud noise outside. Edward notices the lady's son about to get hit by the ex-boyfriend's van because the ex-boyfriend and his buddy are drunk, and they're driving crazy. Edward runs out and pushes the son out of the way. He tries to see if the son is okay, but accidentally scratches him up in the process because of his scissor hands. The ex-boyfriend sees this and is angry. They hear the police coming and everything seems to be a mess. Upon hearing the police siren and knowing that it's getting closer, the lady's daughter is upset because she knows that they want Edward. She knows that he doesn't fit in and that everything is a mess. But, she ends up telling him to "run." So, Edward runs back to the mansion. The lady's daughter makes her way to the mansion. They are up there together, but soon comes the mad ex-boyfriend and he starts to beat Edward up. The lady's daughter attempts to help protect Edward, but even she gets knocked down by the ex-boyfriend in the process. Edward becomes so angry by the ex-boyfriend hurting the girl that he shoves his scissor hand into the ex-boyfriend's stomach. Edward keeps it in as the ex-boyfriend is backing away until the ex-boyfriend ends up falling out the window. I don't think that Edward intended for the guy to fall, but he did. The ex-boyfriend immediately dies. The girl confirms to Edward that he's dead. They don't know what to do. They very much want to be together, but by this point, Edward knows that they can't be together. The girl doesn't want it to be that way, but she realizes that they can't be together either, especially now. Edward looks at her and says, "go." But, before she does, she kisses him and whispers into his ear the words that he's always wanted to hear: "I love you." As she goes down the mansion steps, she looks for something to make it look like Edward is dead. She finds an extra scissor arm in the mansion. She goes outside to the front of the mansion where the neighborhood mob has arrived. She tells them that he's dead and shows them the arm. They believe her, including the policeman. Instead of looking for evidence, they decide to give up on their manhunt and simply accept that he's dead. They would rather forget about him all together. The story ends with the elderly lady (who we realize is the lady's daughter in old age) telling her granddaughter the conclusion of the story. The grandmother reveals that she never saw him again, but that she believes the scissor-handed man is still alive. However, she wouldn't want him to see her now as she would rather he remember her in her youth. The grandmother reveals that before Edward came down, it never snowed and afterwards it did. Then, we see Edward still up in the mansion (looking the same as before) carving designs out of blocks of ice (including a design of the lady's daughter dancing in the snow like that one time) and this somehow creates the snow that comes down on the neighborhood.

I think this story co-relates to Jesus and His coming into this world. Jesus, though far from being naive, comes into this world - a world that he doesn't belong to and doesn't fit in with. To many people, Jesus is "strange" or "odd." He's an outsider. Most people don't understand him, but because he's "nice" and a "good person" they want to accept him, as long as nothing goes beyond that. The way of this world clashes with the Way of Jesus. They don't go together because one is one way and the other is another way. It goes further than what's on the surface. Jesus says that He is a member of the God Trinity that is made up of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. He claims to be God's only begotten Son and that His Way is the only way to get to God and His Kingdom of Heaven. And, if you don't go His Way, then you will be damned forever. Who Jesus is and what He says is ignored by some, scoffed by some and violently opposed by others. This is what occurs in Edward Scissorhands. The neighborhood doesn't have a problem with Edward as long as he's nice and does stuff for them. But, as soon as he starts to reject society's standards, that's when the problems start and then the people start to oppose him. The only people that love Edward in the end is the family that originally took him in (and perhaps the policeman) - before he became a "big shot" around the neighborhood. They are the only ones that ever truly loved and cared for him. They are his true friends. But, as much as they want him to be with them, even they realize that he doesn't fit in and that he needs to go back to where he came from. This is similar to what it's like for a Christian. When we come to know the LORD Jesus, we are re-born through His Spirit. We literally live because of Him and for Him. He is Life, He is Love, He is Freedom, He is Truth, He is Righteousness, He is Divine, He is Perfect, He is Heaven and He is Victorious. He is our Beloved and we are His beloved. He is the Groom and we are His Bride. He is very much in love with us and wants to be with us and we are very much in love with Him and want to be with Him. This is a very literal love experience, better than all those romances. But, still, He has to go back because this is the Will of the Father. And Jesus obeys His Father. Jesus accomplished what He came to do when He first came to us (die on the cross for everyone's sins and defeat death by rising from the dead). However, He will come back for His Bride someday, overthrow the current way of this world and reign over it with His Bride. Even though He is up in Heaven and we are down here on earth, He has sent us help in the form of the third person of the God Trinity called the Holy Spirit. We are together in Spirit. Only those that have accepted Him, let Him come inside of them to live within them and put their trust in Him know what it's like. Only they truly know who Jesus is, and therefore God, and understand Him. The rest of the world doesn't "get it" because they haven't experienced what we have experienced. They are blind, deaf and lost. But, Jesus makes you able to see, hear and be found. It is God's Will for everyone to have this. He doesn't want anyone to perish, but He's not going to force us to love Him. If one doesn't accept Him, then they can't have Him and if they don't have Him then they can't have anything He is (including life). Jesus is up in Heaven as he doesn't belong to this world. We are stuck down here without Him until He comes back to renew this world so that it does fit Him and those that believe in Him. But, we have to wait until that blessed time arrives. For now, He wants us to keeping loving, trusting and obeying Him until He returns. Then, unlike in Edward Scissorhands, we will be reunited and we will never ever be apart.


Beulah Land

Isaiah 62:4 (KJV)

"Thou shalt no more be termed
Forsaken; neither shall thy
land any more be termed Desolate:
but thou shalt be called Hephzibah,
and thy land Beulah:
for the LORD delighteth in thee,
and thy land shall be married."

Note: Hephzibah means "my delight is in her." Beulah means "married."

Hi. This is an amazing story that happened to me. I had been feeling very bad lately because I had messed up with God so much. I felt like I've sinned so much, and I felt so lost and confused, and ashamed of myself. I prayed a long and heartfelt prayer, then at night I went to sleep. That night I had several dreams and in one of the dreams there is a man by the name of Big John (who is Oral Roberts, I think, but I'm not 100% on that) that has three sons. One of his sons (the eldest one) has a name that I thought to be either Beluah or Beulah. I didn't completely remember. Later in the dream, a church lady asks me if I remember the names of the man's sons. I stumble over the eldest son's name, but then I remember it. She almost told me it, but I wanted to remember it myself. I remember the other ones easy [Tekiah and Little John (which is ironic because Little John looks like a big guy in the dream and he's riding a John Deere tractor outside)]. Then, later on in the morning, after I had woken up, I went to church to attend a Senior Adult Revival (I am young, but all ages could come so I did). There is a group singing there by the name of the Shiloh Quartet. They were singing songs and sometimes they asked us to stand up and sing out of the Hymnal. We did that a couple of times. After the second time, and after we finished the song, Steve from the Shiloh Quartet suddenly asked us to start singing the chorus of a song. He started singing it. I didn't know what he was singing, but I was trying to go along with it. Then, he sung (along with everyone else that knows the song) "In Beulah Land, Sweet Beulah land" and it automatically hit me that is the name of the person in my dream. I immediately knew that this happened for a reason. It wasn't a coincidence (I don't believe in coincidences). I thought about the lyrics and I immediately knew that God was trying to tell me something. And I feel better. I feel like God is trying to tell me that I'm not lost and he hasn't forsaken me. I know that I've messed up a lot, but it's similar to how Israel messed up a lot but God never forgot her. He is still with Her and He is still with me.

Thank you Father, Son and Holy Spirit for caring so much about little me! Praise The LORD!!

I Am A Solider In The Army Of God!

I Am A Soldier!

I am a soldier in the army of my God! The Lord Jesus Christ is my Commanding Officer! The Holy Bible is my code of conduct! Faith, prayer and the word are my weapons of warfare! I have been taught by the Holy Spirit, trained by experience, tried by adversity and tested by fire!

I am a volunteer in this army, and I am enlisted for eternity! I will either retire in this army at the rapture or die in this Army; but I will not get out, I will not sell out, and I will not be talked out!

I am faithful, capable and dependable! If my God needs me, I am there!

I am a soldier! I’m a prayer warrior!
I am not a baby!
I do not need to be pampered, petted, primed up, pumped up, picked up or pepped up!

I am a soldier-a prayer warrior!
No one has to call me, remind me, write me, visit me, entice me or lure me!

I am a soldier! I am a prayer warrior!
I am not a wimp!
I am in place, saluting my King, obeying His orders, praising His name and building His kingdom!

I am a soldier-a prayer warrior!
No one has to send me flowers, gifts, food, cards, candy or give me handouts!
I do not need to be cuddled, cradled, cared for or catered to!
I am committed!
I cannot have my feelings hurt bad enough to turn me around! I cannot be discouraged enough to turn me aside! I cannot lose enough to cause me to quit!

I am a soldier-a prayer warrior!

When Jesus called me into this army, I had nothing! If I end up with nothing, I will still come out even! I will win! My God will supply all my needs! I am more than a conqueror! I will always triumph! I can do all things through Christ!

I am a soldier! I am a prayer warrior!
Devils cannot defeat me! People cannot disillusion me! Weather cannot weary me! Sickness cannot stop me! Battles cannot beat me! Money cannot buy me! Governments cannot silence me and hell cannot handle me!

I am a soldier! I am a prayer warrior!
Even death cannot destroy me! For when my commander calls me from this battlefield, He will promote me to a captain and then bring me back to rule this world with Him!

I am a soldier, I am a prayer warrior in this army, and I'm marching, claiming victory! I will not give up! I will not turn around! I am a soldier! I am a prayer warrior marching heaven bound!

Here I stand!
Will you stand with me?

Originally authored by Cindye Coates M.Div. in the 1980’s


Harvest (09-16-07)

This is kind of a late posting. My local church fellowship was recently involved in a programme called "The Jerusalem Project" in which we called people in our local area for five weeks inviting them to a special service on the date that I mentioned above. We called five nights a week from around 6:30PM-8:30PM. We also took prayer requests. There were different people from church involved in it. Some people were "callers" (such as me) and other people were the "prayer people" praying on behalf of the prayer requests we received. Still, others mailed out church information, invitations and prayer cards. Food and drinks were provided every night we called. We called probably around three thousand people and probably around a hundred of those people chose to attended the service that day. We also had a luncheon for the invited guests after the 11AM service. The whole purpose of the event was to give "unchurched" people (people that don't attend a local church fellowship) a local church fellowship home. The most important thing to us is that people are saved. But, we know that it is also important to fellowship with other believers. That is why we chose to do this. We weren't looking for money and we weren't trying to get people that are already members of another local fellowship to leave it and become members of our local fellowship (that is, unless the person is involved in a church that we know for sure is messed up in a lot of ways). Overall, the "harvest" was very successful. A hundred people out of three thousand doesn't seem like very much, but it is. Some of the people that attended Harvest have joined our local church fellowship since then. One family was just baptized yesterday. It's incredible. But, praying for those prayer requests and really reaching out to people is such a blessing as well. For example, one of the people on my "call list" is a woman that was home-ridden and was just about to get a liver transplant. My Dad went through the same process five years ago, and so I had a lot of knowledge and experience over that kind of situation. God purposely set it up so that I would be the one to talk to that woman and we were both blessed because of it. I also ended up coming across someone on my "call list" that had been my friend when I was a freshman in high school and we hadn't seen or spoken to each other for years. I didn't know where she lived or her phone number. Now, I do. That was another blessing. I recommend this "Jerusalem Project."



The State Of The Nation

The state of this nation upsets me so much because there is so much sin going on. This nation has some very strong believers, but I believe that most people are in a sad state. I'm not talking about being poor. I'm talking about sin. I'm talking about Jesus. The reason why things are so bad is because this nation is so bad. We need a revival. We need to stop letting ourselves give in to the enemy and start standing up against the enemy. We need to stop living under the cloud of deception and live under the banner of truth. This nation will never change for the better if the majority of this country wants to live in rebellion against God. No, live in rebellion against satan, not God. God is the one that made you. God is the one that loves you. God is the one that blesses you. When you think that God doesn't love or that God doesn't care about you or that God is the one to blame for this and that, you're blaming the wrong person. And that only proves all the more how much satan has a hold of you. You don't realize what's happening. You don't understand. satan hates you and he wants to destroy you. he's not your friend. he wants you to think that God is bad, that God is boring, that God is lame, that God is for fools, that God isn't real, that God isn't THE ONE. he wants you to think that Jesus isn't God's Son, that Jesus didn't die on the cross, that Jesus didn't literally and physically rise from the dead and that Jesus isn't THE ONLY WAY. Of course satan doesn't want you to know the truth. he doesn't want you to have it good. he doesn't want you to be blessed. he doesn't want you to go to heaven.



In The Beginning

In The Beginning

In the beginning I was innocent.
I had no reason to be afraid.
My hope was full and complete.
I loved the world.

There's no love in sorrow.
There's no hope with darkness.
I was so cold and helpless.
I was afraid to live.

Then it all went downhill.
We got sick and I couldn't fix it.
I tried everything, but nothing worked.
I couldn't take it anymore.

There's no love in sorrow.
There's no hope with darkness.
I was so cold and helpless.
I was afraid to live.

I broke and fell to pieces.
I couldn't get put back together anymore.
I tried so hard to stop it, but I had no control.
I wanted to die, but I wouldn't.

There's no love in sorrow.
There's no hope with darkness.
I was so cold and helpless.
I was afraid to live.

Then one day I got down on my knees.
I begged God to take it all away.
I don't want evil, I want You.
I'll do whatever I have to do.

There's no love in sorrow.
There's no hope with darkness.
But with God all things are possible.
I'm so sorry for all the wrongs.

I'm never going to give up on You.


Psalm 20

1 May the LORD answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.

2 May he send you help from the sanctuary
and grant you support from Zion.

3 May he remember all your sacrifices
and accept your burnt offerings. Selah

4 May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.

5 We will shout for joy when you are victorious
and will lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the LORD grant all your requests.

6 Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed;
he answers him from his holy heaven
with the saving power of his right hand.

7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

8 They are brought to their knees and fall,
but we rise up and stand firm.

9 O LORD, save the king!
Answer us when we call!


Happy Resurrection Day!

He Is Risen!!!!!!!

Isaiah 53 (prophecy about Jesus written around 700 B.C.)

Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

2For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

3He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

8He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

9And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

10Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

11He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

12Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.


What's so special about Passover?

Pesach (Passover) is so special because it represents a special observation of (1) when God freed the Israelites out of Egypt and (2) Jesus' sacrificial death on the cross, both of which occurred.


What is the meaning of Christ's death on the cross and resurrection?

"The first man Adam said to his wife 'I love her so much, I'll die with her,' but the second man Adam (Jesus) said to his wife (the Church) 'I love her so much, I'll die for her."

"For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

Jesus is the Son of God. The Son of God came to earth in the form of a human being named Jesus, whose name means "God is with us." Jesus' purpose on this earth was to someday die on the cross for the sins off all mankind and then rise from the dead signifying His conquering death. God sacrificed His only Son so that all human beings (whom are all born with sinful natures inherited from the first two human beings named Adam and Eve after they sinned by being deceived by Satan) can by forgiven and put right by God by way of repenting (sorrowfully regretting) of their sins and accepting Jesus as the Lord and Savior of their life. A person decides to commit themselves to God and grow to become more and more holy like He is holy. The gift of salvation is a free gift given to us because of God's grace (a freely given, unmerited act of love). God originally created human beings to be perfect and to be in perfect harmony with Him, but when Adam and Eve sinned they broke that bond and became separated from Him by being stained with their sin. Everything that is good comes from God and everything that is bad comes from satan (who was once a beautiful angel named Lucifer that through his pride and wrath rebelled against God). Anyone that goes against God by sinning is really going against themselves and going for satan. Jesus is the key to being put right with God because Jesus is perfect, yet died a criminal's death. Jesus was free from sin, yet He freely gave Himself so that we human beings could be put right by God. When Jesus died on the cross, He took all the punishment that we human beings deserve as sinners, and took it upon Himself. That way, by just repenting of our sins, accepting Jesus into our hearts and putting our faith in Him we can be put right by God and become His Sons and Daughters therefore inheriting His Kingdom Of Heaven and all other blessings and promises. All of this is why it is so special that Jesus died on the cross and then rose from the dead. And His death on the cross occurred on what is now referred to as Good Friday. You have to know that God really does love you and wants you to be with Him. But, if you are a sinner (someone that continues to live in rebellion against God which is like being a criminal in the eyes of God), then you can't be put right with Him, and then your ultimate fate will be a place of eternal punishment commonly referred to as hell. This is the reality. This is the truth. Truth is not based on what you think or feel. It's based on an absolute Truth of God. There is only one Truth and only one Way. There are not many different ways to get to Heaven. There's just Jesus. And there is no nothing. It's real. I know. So, either you can accept it or not. But, if you don't, then you won't be able to say that you didn't know because I told you. God bless you all. Jesus loves you and so do I.

"The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn His face toward you and give you peace." (Numbers 6:24-26)

The 6th Of This Month

This is the day of the week of festivities that Jesus was crucified. Today is the Sabbath and my Dad was also born on the the 6th of April. He turns forty-five today. Needless to say, it's a very special day. I'm going to watch "The Passion Of The Christ" during the hours that Jesus was actually crucified (between 9AM-3PM Jerusalem time). I haven't seen the film since last year. I've specifically been waiting until this time to watch it. My brother said that it helped him to get saved when he watched it with me last year. The film means a lot to me.

My Blog & Its Purpose

Hi, this is my new blog website called "Jesus Is Lord Forever." Here, I'll be posting on various topics and will include some of my own compositions. Thanks and God bless. Jesus loves you and so do I.

I want people to come to the love and grace of the LORD Jesus, God's Son. I want people to understand who He really is and why they desperately need Him and, whether they know it or not, want Him. The purpose of this blog is to spread the love and message of Jesus, which is God's Word. I am interested in posting about different topics with a Christian worldview. I must come out and say that I am not perfect and I don't know everything. Many of the things that I will post are simply my own opinions and they might not be correct, as I am still learning and growing in my faith and love in Jesus. I don't understand everything. Some things I do, but other things I don't. Sometimes I think I'm right and later I think that I might be wrong about something. That's I why I needed to say that. There is only one thing that is certain and that is God and His Word. Many believers around the world, and actually non-believers as well, have their own interpretations and teachings of God's Word. This is why people must rely on God for the correct interpretation. If you don't have the Holy Spirit (which is what you receive when you become re-born through the Spirit Of Jesus) then you are going to have a very hard time understanding His Word, even if it doesn't seem like you're having a hard time understanding it. Even when one does have the Holy Spirit, it can still be very difficult at times. That is why one must be careful when interpreting it. We must rely on God and His Holy Spirit. Discern for yourself whether or not I am writing the Truth to you. Compare what I write to God's Word. Pray to God and meditate on it. I already know that some of what I say might not be correct. I hope it's not, but like I said, I know that I'm not perfect and I don't know everything.