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Holy Week Message, part 2, Jesus Knew ALL - Pastor David

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In part 1 of the Lion and Lamb Ministry Holy Week Messages, we learned that the LORD Jesus Christ is NOT divided, and that He is the Good Shepherd, the Great Shepherd and the Chief Shepherd. And, NOW we learn that...JESUS KNEW ALL“But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all. And needed not that any should testify of man; for he knew what was in man.” John 2:24-25.To know all is to be omniscient. Let us read the Apostle Peter’s words to the LORD Jesus, “And he (Peter) said unto Him, LORD Thou knowest all things.” John 21:17. Then woman at the well said to the LORD Jesus, “I know that Messiah cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.” John 4:25. Note Christ’s reply, “...I that speak unto thee am he.” John 4:26.That sinful woman learned that day that Christ needed not that any should testify of woman; for He knew what was in woman. Christ saw Nathanael under the fig tree. But because it was NOT with physical eye-sight, Nathanael crie…

Freedom, part 1: Believe to Be Free - Pastor David

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."Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant (or slave) of sin. The servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son, therefore, shall make you FREE, ye shall be FREE indeed."***In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.So There You Have it!Spread this message to everyone you know, far and wide.Grace be to you and peace, from God: our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ.In The LORD Jesus Christ,
The Lion and Lamb MinistryPastor David Picos, D.D.
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Holy Week Message, part 1, Division Because of Jesus - Pastor David

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"On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt. These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him."John 12:12-16

A DIVISION BECAUSE OF JESUS
In the days when Christ was here on earth there was a divi­sion among the people because of Jesus. There was even a greater division after His death and resurrection in the days of the Apostles. There is a still greater division in the world today be­cause of Jesus.

Let us read the following Scriptures...

“Others said, This is the Christ. But s…

Are We Chosen by God? - Pastor David

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.Quite frequently we hear a Child of God quote Romans 8:28, especially when some sorrow or disappointment has been experienced. But it is interesting to note the “FOR” that CONNECTS this verse with the three verses that follow. Note Romans 8:28 and the three verses that follow, Romans 8:29-32:“AND WE KNOW THAT ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THEM THAT LOVE GOD, TO THEM WHO ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE. FOR, (there it is), WHOM HE DID FOREKNOW, HE ALSO DID PREDESTINATE, TO BE CONFORMED TO THE IMAGE OF HIS SON, THAT HE MIGHT BE THE FIRSTBORN AMONG MANY BRETHREN. MOREOVER WHOM HE DID PREDESTINATE, THEM HE ALSO CALLED: AND WHOM HE CALLED, THEM HE ALSO JUSTIFIED: AND WHOM HE JUSTIFIED, THEM HE ALSO GLORIFIED. WHAT SHALL WE THEN SAY TO THESE THINGS? IF GOD BE FOR US WHO CAN BE AGAINST US” ROMANS 8:28-32.Here we note that God had, and has, a purpose. Note the words of Acts 15:18: “Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world.” Surely if God is omniscient, He k…

Seventh Trumpet Sounds, part 1: Revelation 11:15 - Pastor David

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The Seventh Trumpet in Revelation 11:15 is NOT the "last Trump," of 1 Cor. 15:51-52, and it is NOT the "last Trump," absolutely either, but ONLY relatively; for it is only the last of the particular series of seven seen in Revelation.

FURTHERMORE, this trump of Revelation 11:15 is NOT called "the last": nor is it necessary for US to CALL it the last...and if we DO SO we are in error. However, the Trump in 1 Cor. 15:51-52, IS called The Last. It is the Trump which shall close our connection with the earth; and therefore there is a true sense in which it is OUR, (members of the Body of Christ), last Trump. The Trump of 1 Cor. 15:51-52, is the same that is mentioned in 1 Thess. 4:16.

Watch this important video message here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iEavUQqTd4

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In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore…

Judas' Betrayal: Predestinated or Not? - Pastor David

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.The question has often been asked, “did God predestinate the fate of Judas?” If by this we mean “did God arbitrarily foreordain that Judas could not believe and be saved”, we are sure that no one who knows the God of the Bible would believe in such predestination. We DO believe the statement of Acts 15:18, “Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.”This question has been asked because of the words of Christ in John 17:12, “While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the SON OF PERDITION (Where else is this phrase found in the Bible); that the Scripture might be fulfilled.”A few preachers have coupled this Scripture with Romans 9:15 and Romans 9:21-23 to prove that the fate of Judas was foreordained. We quote the verses in Romans 9, “For He saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have com­passion (Romans 9:15). “Ha…

Profaning the Name of the Lord: Origin of Saturn Worship, Genesis 4:25-26 - Pastor David

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.So, yeah, wow, is there a LOT of confusion surrounding these verses in Genesis…“And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: (Now here comes the confusing part...) then began men to call upon the name of the Lord.” Genesis 4:25-26So again, "Then began men to call upon the name of the LORD." Genesis 4:26. Now, if this refers to Divine worship it is not true. What was really BEGUN here was the profanation of the Name of the LORD. They began to call something ELSE by the Name of the LORD. The majority of the ancient Jewish commentators supply the omission of what is implied by the words "their gods"; basically saying that they called the stars and self made idols, which were their gods, by The Name of the LORD...and then worshipped them.The Targum of Onkelos explains it like this,…

The Blasphemous Mass of Romanism - Pastor David

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Just before the Lord Jesus gave up His spirit upon the cross, He cried out, "It is finished!" (John 19:30). His sacrificial work of redemption was done. The Greek verb here is in the perfect tense. It implies a process, but views that process as having reached its consummation and existing in a finished state.

In other words, the saving work of Christ was completed on the cross and continues in a state of completion. The verse can be translated: "It has been finished and stands complete"(John 19:30).

Roman Catholicism misrepresents, and blasphemes against, the finished work of Christ on the cross by saying that the sacrifice of the cross is continued in the Mass. Roman Catholicism claims that "God Himself wishes that there should be a continuation of the sacrifice" And so, Christ "has offered and continues to offer Himself as a victim for our sins"

According to Roman Catholic theology, at over 120 million Masses each year there is: An Immolat…

War in Heaven, Part 9: Mark and Image of the Beast - Pastor David

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Revelation 13:17, “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

The word for "mark" used here is charagma or brand. In ancient writings, generally known as the Papyri, charagma is always connected with the Emperor, and sometimes contains his name and effigy, along with the year of his reign. It was necessary for buying and selling. It is found on all sorts of documents, making them valid; and there are many on "bills of sale." Charagmais therefore the official seal; and this brand will be received by the great majority rather than suffer the torture of a violent death.

Revelation 13:18, “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six”

Now, the words here imply that the calculation is possible but difficult. The task is generally undertaken on the assumption that the problem is to be…

Witchcraft and the Mass of Roman Catholicism - Pastor David

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The Mass of Roman Catholicism misrepresents the finished work of Christ on the cross by saying that the sacrifice of the cross is continued in the Mass. Roman Catholicism claims that "God Himself wishes that there should be a continuation of the sacrifice" And so, Christ "has offered and continues to offer Himself as a victim for our sins"

Roman Catholicism teaches that at each Mass, through the words and actions of the priest, Christ is immolated, in other words, made present, in His victimhood upon the altar in the appearance of bread and wine. To be a sacrificed again and again. Human sacrifices are a staple of witchcraft and paganism.

This re-presentation of Christ in His victimhood, allegedly occurring millions of times each year at the Mass, misrepresents the accepted work of Christ, and is UTTER BLASPHEMY.

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In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the G…