Happy Palm Sunday

Happy Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is the day that we remember when Jesus entered into Jerusalem, one week prior to His Crucifixion and resurrection from the dead.

The Bible tells us that Jesus rode a donkey into the town of Jerusalem where a large crowd gathered rejoicing and laid palm branches and their cloaks across the road for Him, giving Jesus royal treatment as their King. The hundreds of people shouted:

“HOSANNA (adoration, praise, and joy) TO THE SON OF DAVID! BLESSED IS HE who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

Today, Jesus Christ is still the King of kings, and Lord of lords, over all heaven and earth! If you believe it, say, “Amen.”

– Luis Joseph Castle


#PalmSundayCelebration #JesusIsKing #JesusIsLord #Hosanna


ZECHARIAH 9:9 – “Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

JOHN 12:12-19 – “The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! ” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”“Blessed is the king of Israel!” Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written: “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.”

LUKE 19:11-44 – Jesus told His disciples, “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it.’ ” Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” They replied, “The Lord needs it.” They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road. When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”


Has Science Finally Discovered God?

This video explores the latest disoveries that prove the existence of God. Scientists have now concluded:

1. The universe had a beginning;

2. The universe is just right for life; and

3. DNA coding reveals intelligent design

#ExistanceOfGod #IntelligentDesign #ScientificProof


The Desert Song

Comments from a reader:

“I love this song so much. I’m Hema and I’m from South Africa. This songs means so much to me as I feel it has described all that I feel. My husband was killed on duty. The pain and suffering my child and I endured was life changing, but it has made us so aware of God’s great love every single day. Many lives have been touched by this song. There is nothing our God won’t take care of. He sees to every detail.

It’s been 4 years now without my husband and the pain still feels so fresh. But my God be praised for everything because we’ve grown so much. Our son is doing great in school. He is an “A” student. He recently decided to be baptized and loves the Lord. I am thankful for this song. I know that we don’t go thru hard times for nothing, but to show our God’s mercy and glory, and to help this lost and hurting world. God bless.” – Hema




Do Not Commit Adultery

Watch this 5 minute video from Prager University about why adultery is so devastating to the family unit and our society.

Why do the Ten Commandments single out adultery as particularly harmful? Because adultery can destroy the foundational unit of a society — the family. If exposed, adultery leads to sense of betrayal. If hidden, it forces the offending spouse to lie. Children are often the unintended victims. This may be one of the most difficult Biblical laws to follow, but it’s also one of the most important.

#Adultery #SeventhCommandment #GodsLaws



milky-way-galaxyChris Tomlin (Live)

From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creation revealing Your majesty
From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring
Every creature unique in the song that it sings
All exclaiming

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God

Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go
Or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow
Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light
Yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night
None can fathom

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
You are amazing God

Incomprable, unchangeable,
You see the depths of my heart and you love me the same
You are amazing God
You are amazing God



Police Officer Adopts Heroin Baby

Police Officer Adopts Heroin Baby

Albuquerque, New Mexico  – While responding to a routine call, Police Officer Ryan Holets noticed a couple sitting on the grass against a cement wall. It appeared the man and woman were shooting up heroin in broad daylight behind the convenience store, and the woman was pregnant. What happened next was God’s divine appointment and blessing for everyone involved.



Should Christians celebrate Halloween?

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween

The short answer is, “No. Absolutely not.”

Some may also ask, “Is it okay to host an alternative celebration in our church where our children can dress up in biblical costumes, pass out candy, and have some wholesome fun?” Yes, of course, but don’t do it on October 31st. There are 364 other days of the year where churches can have such an event without dishonoring God.

Do not follow pagan practices or customs

In numerous biblical passages, God prohibited the Istaelites from following the practices, customs and holidays of the pagan nations that surrounded them. These Old Testament prohibitions still apply to us today as Christians. For example, In Leviticus 18:1-5, the LORD God said:

“Speak to the Israelites and tell them: I am Yahweh your God. Do not follow the practices of the land of Egypt, where you used to live, or follow the practices of the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you. You must not follow their customs. You are to practice My ordinances and you are to keep My statutes by following them; I am Yahweh your God. Keep My statutes and ordinances; a person will live if he does them. I am Yahweh.”

And in Jeremiah 10:1-2, the LORD also says regarding the pagan holidays and customs, “O house of Israel. Thus says the Lord: ‘Learn not the way of the nations…for the customs of the peoples are vanity.”

What did Jesus teach?

Our Lord didn’t mince any words when it came to reproving those who were breaking God’s commandments. On one ocassion, he rebuked the religious leaders for their hipocrisy. Not only were these leaders cowering to the people’s desire to observe traditions that violated God’s laws, but they were teaching that it was proper to do so.

In Matthew 15:3 Jesus said to them:

“And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?”

Today, I’m sure Christ would say the same thing to many Christian pastors who do likewise. I know of many church pastors who recognize the dangers of celebrating Halloween, yet they keep silent for fear of offending their congregation. The practice of celebrating Halloween is so ingrained in our American culture that many worldly Christians have a fit of outrage when you speak against it. They justify their actions with a host of excuses such as, “I’m not going keep my children from having some harmless fun! After all, we’re not worshiping the devil, we’re worshiping God.”

Oh, really? You think its just harmless fun? I’m sure you also think playing with a Quija Board¹ and communicating with dead spirits in a séance² ceremony is harmless fun too! Oh, foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth and taught you to believe such devilish lies? (Galatians 3:1)

The history of Halloween

Halloween, also known as All Hallows Eve, is a pagan holiday that dates back to the Celtic festivals in Ireland, known as Samhain. It was supposedly Christianized as “Halloween” by the Roman Catholic Church in order to convert the pagans who revered the October 31st festival for centuries.

The superstitious Celts believed that Samhain was a time when the boundary between this world and the world of the dead thinned, and departed spirits and fairies could come into our world and were particularly active. It was their custom to light candles at night for the dead and offer them food and drink to appease them.

Festivities on this night included spiritualist rituals, dressing in costume, wearing masks, games, foretelling the future, and dancing before bonfires whose smoke and ashes were deemed to have protective and cleansing powers. Witches and satanists today also dance naked before these bonfires, participate in sexual orgies, conjure up demons, cast evil spells, and sacrifice animals and even humans on Halloween night. It is their most sacred day of the year where all all manner of evil is practiced in the name of satan.

Have no fellowship with darkness

As you might conclude, there is nothing “holy” about Halloween, and Christians should not celebrate this day in any way. The Bible tells us:

“Have no fellowship with the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them…But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light. But all things being exposed by the light are made evident.” – Ephesians 5:11-13

Instead of trying to “Christianize” an evil holiday like Halloween, believers should expose it for what it really is – a festival of demonic origin. Christian parents, especially, should teach their children to avoid any form of participation in Halloween – in school or among their friends. This will not be a very popular stand to take. Expect to be criticized and evil spoken of. But remember that Jesus said: “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven…” – Matthew 5:11-12

When we follow the way of truth instead of the world’s system and refuse to compromise our religious beliefs, we can expect to be persecuted and suffer for Christ. Yet, let us not be discouraged, for we know that our reward will be great in the future world to come. Even in the midst of trials and suffering, continue to let your light shine in the midst of all the darkness that surrounds you.

In conclusion, Halloween is a Satanic high holy day. The best way to avoid any form of participation is to treat October 31st as just another ordinary day of the week and refuse to give it any special significance. If Trick or Treaters come to your door, be nice, and simply say, “I’m sorry, but we don’t celebrate Halloween. We’re Bible-believing Christians. Have a nice day.” Or, “Here’s a gospel tract. Can I tell you about Jesus Christ?”

– Luis Joseph Castle

  1. The Ouija Board, also known as a “spirit board” is a device used for communicating with evil spirits. It is promoted as a “harmless board game” by which many pople have become possessed by demons after using.

2. A séance is a meeting where various people sit quietly and attempt to communicate with the spirits of the dead. Generally, a medium (witch) will lead the meeting in a darkened room and become the channel whereby the spirits will speak through.

#Halloween #PaganHolidays #BiblicalCommandants #ProhibitionsForChristians

Marisas Pumpkin
Marisa’s pumpkin that she later smashed.

Comment from Marisa:

I carved this pumpkin thinking we could participate in Halloween by honoring Yahweh instead of giving the enemy any glory, but that was pride. What I actually did was sacrilegious. God tried to tell me not to do it, but I wanted to curse that devil and mock him.

Based on research that I’ve done, the carving of gourds came from pagan traditions from those looking to ward off evil spirits during a celebration at the end of summer called, Samhain. These pagans didn’t realize they were giving power to the devil to oprress their lives by trusting in an idol for protection, instead of seeking God our Maker above all things. Only He can protect us, not some hand-carved idol in the form of a pumpkin.

May God forgive me for such pride & foolishness! God forgive me for dabbling in the devils deceptions.

Demonic activity increased in my house after I carved this pumpkin and I took this picture. There was an orb moving towards it. I later went outside, smashed the pumpkin and repented of my sin. I also confessed my foolishness to my 4 year old son this morning. At first he was mad at me for smashing his pumpkin. Rightly so. Mom fail. But later he understood. He is so forgiving and precious. Please lift us up in prayer.


Luther’s Reformation Revisited

Martin Luther

Five hundred years ago in Germany, Catholic Monk, Martin Luther kicked off the Protestant Reformation, which contributed to the birth of our modern age. In this one-hour special — filmed on location in Europe — Rick Steves tells the story of a humble scholar who lived a dramatic life.

#MartinLuther #ProtestantReformation #95Theses #JustificationByFaith