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  • Dragons, Dinosaurs & Humans

    Dragons, Dinosaurs, & Humans
    What is really the myth?
    Genesis 1:20-25;  Romans 1:20-25
    Science…What is Science?
         February 28th is “Science Day” for most of the world.  But, not in America.  In America, Science Day is November 9th.   Science Day did not begin in America…but in India, in 1928, in honor of Physicist Dr. Raman.  Dr. Raman made the discovery of what is known as the “Raman Effect,” where photons of light were shown to scatter—or be separated.  On this day each year, I think it is good to reflect on exactly how we determine what is real and true “Science,” and what is only theory and belief.  Real and true science requires hard evidence which can be tested and verified.  Theories are fine, but until they are supported with hard evidence which can be tested and verified, they remain only theories and beliefs.  Dr. Raman’s theories were tested and verified, and he won the Noble Prize for his work.  Today, in the world, many theories have been elevated to scientific fact even though they cannot be tested or verified.  One of these areas of science concerns life, and long time periods for evolution, as opposed to life being created, and not needing long time periods.
    What the Bible says:
    Creation of “whales”:
    Genesis 1:20-23     DAY 5 
         The word “whales,” used in the King James version of the Bible, is the Hebrew word for “monster,” or “dragon. Read More

  • Satan’s Deception

    Satan’s  Deception  
    Are we part of the 1/3rd ?
    Were we in EDEN ?
    Ezekiel 31;  Revelation 12:1-4
    Who are Adam (mankind), and Eve (womankind) in Eden?
    Among the most misunderstood verses in the Bible are Revelation 12:1-4.  There are several understandings of just what this woman in heaven, and these symbols around her, represent.  Revelation Chapter 12 is a summary of events beginning with our creation in heaven…then, describing our fall (the one-third)…then the formation of nations here on earth (including Israel)…then the birth of Christ…then the continuing battle in heaven between the remaining two-thirds along with Michael, and Satan and his angels (Rev. 12:7-9)…and finally concluding with the end times effort of Satan to battle the children of God left on the earth (Rev. 12:17, 18:23)—All this history summed up in this one chapter.
    In addition to this woman and the host of creation, Satan is pictured here in heaven/Eden/Paradise (Rev. 12:3; Ezek. 31), trying to set up his own kingdom which is opposed to God.
    Some believe the woman represents the church of all ages (Isa. 54:5-6; Ezek. 47:21-23; Hosea 2:18-20; John 3:28-29; 2 Corin. 11:2; Eph. 5:25-32; Rev. 19:7-8).  Catholics believe the woman represents Mary—Jesus came from Mary. Read More

  • Inmate Letters…

    Inmate encounter here at Mendo Jail – Four weeks ago, as I usually do each week, I was going to each and every cell and personally delivering my weekly “Virtual Chapel” message from God’s Word.  A young man, who just came in, rejected my hand-out because he said he was Jewish—his family was very orthodox.  I responded that I worship a Jewish Rabbi, and said if he wanted to he could contact me about this Rabbi, and I left him alone.  The next week I was delivering my messages again to each cell, and he said he would try one.  The very next day, he called me over to his cell when I was in his mod, and he began asking me questions about the Bible.  I equipped him with about seven more of my Virtual Chapels on the ministry of Jesus (this is the beauty of God’s plan for me to write down my messages… as often I only have a few minutes with an inmate, which is too little time to have a real dialogue—but enough time to determine their questions and needs).  This last week, I cannot go into the mod he is in without having a deep meaningful discussion.  He is on fire!  And, he told me that he has been sharing his new relationship with Jesus with his parents, uncles and aunts and other Jewish family friends—and he said they are actually listening!  Amazing how God works.  It took a young man in jail to reach into the orthodox community here locally. Read More

  • One Father & Two Sons – The Prodigal One, & The Other One

    One Father & Two Sons – The Prodigal One,  & The Other One
    Proverbs 13:20-25; Luke 15:11-32
    Target Truth    Pastor  Gerry   Crossroads Church, Box 1533, Ukiah, Ca.  95482   707-467-8400
    God calls us, as Christians, to spread the Word—the truth of the Bible.  We don’t save anyone.  God will do the saving.  But, we are called to bring the Word to people (Rom.10:12-17).
    There is a story of a father who wanted to move this huge bolder away from his house.  He told his son to push on this huge bolder which was close to the house—push on it all day if necessary.  The boy pushed and pushed.  He couldn’t move it.  So, the boy tried the next day, and the day after that.  The boy didn’t want to disappoint his father.  But, after several days of pushing, the son came to the father and apologized, because he failed to move the boulder.  His father looked at him, and praised him.  All the father asked, was for the boy to push on it.  The father didn’t expect him to move it—just push on it.  Sometimes, we get ahead of God, just as this boy got ahead of his father.  God calls us, as Christians, to spread the Word.  God will do the convicting.
    In Luke 15:11-32, we find Jesus giving us a parable of:  
    1) A lost son,
    2) Another son who is loyal,
    3) and a father (who doesn’t fit the traditions of the Jewish culture). Read More

  • The Third Temple… And, Then The 4th! A Prophecy From John?

    The Third Temple… And, Then The 4th!
    A Prophecy From John?
    Daniel 9:27;  Revelation 11:1-2
    (Part  1)
    Are we about to see prophecy from the Bible fulfilled soon?  God had John write in Revelation 11:1-2, that when the temple sits on the Temple Mount (the holy site in Jerusalem) that John was not to count the Gentile court.  In other words, those in the immediate Temple area are to be recognized as part of the kingdom of God, but those in the court just beyond the immediate area of the Temple were to be left out.  There is no temple for Israel today on the “Holy Mountain” (supposedly the Temple Mount) in Jerusalem.  So, this reference to a temple must refer to a future temple which will be built on the holy Mountain—essentially a prophecy that a third temple will exist just before the end of days.  The assumption is that the Holy site for the temple is on what is traditionally known as the Temple Mount—where the Muslim Dome of the Rock is now located.
    As it turns out, many Jewish leaders today state that in order for the new Jewish temple to be built, that there will be no area available for the “Gentile court,” as the existing Muslim Mosque (the Dome of the Rock), is supposedly located where the Court of Gentiles would normally be located. Read More

  • Are “Angels” And Humans Somehow Related ?

    Are “Angels” And Humans Somehow Related ?
    “As for the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands:  the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.”
    Revelation 1:20.
    One of the issues which confuses, and clouds our understanding of God’s plan (the creation, the fall, the reconciliation, and the judgment), is our understanding of the term “angels,” and “man.”  Are we in any way related to the angels of God’s creation–the host of heaven?  Angels perform functions such as being messengers of God, and man was created to tend to God’s kingdom (the Garden of Eden).   So, angels and man were both created by God, both created eternal in the original creation (Gen. 2 & 3). However, God doesn’t actually define us as different beings.  The host of heaven include angels, but the term “host” is not limited to “angels” (Psalm 148:2).  Angels are messengers, and ambassadors, and the host are the “mass,” or “army of persons” (which includes messengers and ambassadors, etc.).  Actually, angels have many descriptions, just as man in this age has many functions—messengers, warriors, guardians, reapers, ministers, pastors, etc. Read More