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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 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
Proverbs 13:20-25; Luke 15:11-32
Target Truth Ministries.com 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