Your Ship in Life

Acts 27:14-20

Our voyage in life will have many storms, that’s how our journey must be. It’s not the “Love Boat.” The Apostle Paul warned the men of the storm that was coming. Acts 27:9 Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them, Acts 27:10 And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives.During the storm Paul told them that they were all going to make it if they stayed in the ship. (Acts 27:31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.)

We must hold on to the promises in God’s Word. As we serve The Lord we’ll be going against the wind and against the storm. We must press on!  We must walk a walk of faith. Our Lord overcame the world. Unbelief will come to us, but Jesus is at the stern of our ship in life. He will not allow us to perish.

  • Psa. 107:29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
  • Nah. 1:3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

Stay in the Church, The Ship of Zion, and all of God’s promises will keep you safe till you reach the other Shore.

(This message was preached by Bishop Lizarraga on October 20, 1995)


What Do You Want to Believe?

When you get a revelation of who Jesus is you know that everything will be alright.

Rev. 1:8 “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”

Jesus is the beginning, middle, and the end. He knows and sees all. If you really understand who God is, He will take the fear out of your life. He can do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask of Him.


What do you want to believe? Before your problems, there was His power. It will shape our future. Our job is to believe that He is and that He will come through for us. Rom. 8:29 “For 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.” Those who are predestinated are called, made just, and last stage-glorified. We were predestined to be sons of God.


The woman from Canaan who had a daughter vexed by a devil wasn’t too proud to cry out to God, but He answered her not a word (Matt. 15:22-23). We must push past the crowd because the need is greater. He didn’t cast her away. Keep pressing, asking, believing, praying, praising. Matt. 15:24 “But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” She could’ve been offended at His response, but in her core belief she had a greater need.


Keep knocking. Matt. 15:25 “Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.”She worshipped Him! She took her request to the next level-WORSHIP! She cried unto Him and made up her mind to worship Him because He was still LORD. Matt. 15:28 “Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.”


This woman’s persistence teaches us how to keep believing in God’s Word in spite of the circumstances that surround us. Know that He is the answer to all of life’s problems. Know that He loves you and cares more than you could ever imagine, but, what do you want to believe?


Passover Versus Easter

Our attention to the beginning of our great salvation falls on the 14th day of the BIBLICAL month of Abib (an older name is Nissan-of Babylonian origin). This year Passover is on the evening of Monday, March 25th, and Easter is five days later.


The counterfeit day of Easter was handed to us by Roman Catholicism and is blindly followed by the lovers of tradition. There is a huge difference between these two days.  It’s more important to reverence the Word of God and its appointed holy days, and to break from following the commandments of men. No doubt the Spirit of God is grieved that the ministry makes no distinction between Passover and Easter. The resurrection of Christ shouldn’t be lessened by God’s people who make light of the ultimate sacrifice, the precious Blood that cleanses, keeps, saves, restores, and heals us.


I ask, If you had to choose between the Bible as the ultimate authority, or the Catholic/Protestant theory, what would your decision be? Your own answer should tell you whether you’re on fire for truth, or in the lukewarn crowd of tradition. If you choose to celebrate with Easter baskets and bunnies, then I caution you, don’t put all your eggs in one basket.220px-Israel's_Escape_from_Egypt


The Anointing of the Most Holy: The End of the Seventy Weeks.

( Bold and underline in scripture is mine throughout )


To my Savior Jesus Christ, I give all the Glory and Praise.

His Servant, Daniel W. Lizarraga, born again February 9, 1975.


Da 12:10

10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.



Da 8:13-14

13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?


14 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.


This is the first reference to days in relation to the amount of time during the Tribulation. It is very important seeing that the word- "palmoni" meaning,“that certain saint,” or the "numberer of secrets" appears. This will be the unlocking of the time of the end, and it will confirm the unsealing of the Book of Daniel. The emphasis is the end of the mentioned days when the sanctuary shall be cleansed.


The seventy weeks prophesy also directs to the end or the anointing of the Holy of Holies which has been cleansed.


Da 9:24

24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.



This is in reference to The HOLY of HOLIES.


Ex 26:33


33 And thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy.



Introducing: The Feast of Dedication, or Hanukkah.


Mt 13:52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.


First, The Old Testament: 

The portion scripture is history written in advance, and points to the events that would come to be known as the time of the Maccabees, and the revolt that ended with the cleansing and dedication of the Temple, which became known as Hanukkah.


Da 11:31-33

31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.

32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

33 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.


Now, The New Testament:

Our Lord Jesus recognized it by attending it. It begins On the 25 of the Ninth Month, and is eight days long, and continues into the second day of the tenth month.


Jn 10:22-23

22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.


23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.


The following verses speak of Hanukkah, a then hidden future feast, notice how it is framed by repeating the date (the evening of the 24th is the beginning of the 25th day), this is showing us that it is a very important statement.


Hag 2:18-20

18 Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of the Lord's temple was laid, consider it.

19 Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless you.

20 And again the word of the Lord came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying, “from this day will I bless you.”


Da 12:11-12

11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.

12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.


1335 – 1260 = 75

Rabbi’s count 75 days from Rosh Hoshanna to the Feast of the Dedication.


These extra seventy-five days from the end of the 1260 day end of the tribulation take us to the feast of the Dedication, it is promised that “from this day I will bless you”, and Daniel states: “Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh” to this time of the end, or the Anointing of the Most Holy!


Da 8:13-14

13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?

14 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.


A careful examination of v.13 & 14 teaches that the time line of 2300 days has four features:

The establishment of the Daily sacrifice.

The transgression of or against it.

The length of time to be trodden underfoot.

The Cleansing of the Sanctuary.

This will show that we are not yet in the tribulation since the temple, or at least the Altar will be standing in the first year of the week of Daniel.


Hanukkah, The Hidden KEY.


With the  future marker in place, the key is to fit this time line to the feast days of the Lord. This can be done only by faithfully looking to the future end date and counting back to us. This will create a template that can be used every year show the season when Jesus will return.


If Hanukkah 2019 is the date of the Anointing of the Most Holy, then seventy-five days prior is the October 9th or Yom Kippur; the return of Jesus. He returns in accordance to the ritual of the High Priest coming out the earthly temple and the people waiting for His appearing to have sins atoned for.


Heb 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.


The Second Time It Is Emphasized.

 Counting 1260 days from October 9th  2019 to our day we arrive at April 28,2016-the middle of the seventieth week. It is also  the 5th day Unleavened Bread, or the 19th day of the first month. It is in the midst of the week of Unleavened Bread!! 

Counting from the middle of the week the remaining 965 to the present we arrive at September 6, 2013 the arrival of the 7th month and the Feast of Trumpets!


Da 8:13-14


13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, (1)How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice,(2) and the transgression of desolation, to(3) give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?


14 And he said unto me,(4) Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.  (Parenthesis are mine.)



The Four Events Are Now Set In God's Timing:


1 The establishment of the Daily sacrifice, will begin on the first year of the week of Daniel, on the evening of September 5th which is the beginning of the seventh month on the Feast of Trumpets and will last 965 days.

2 The transgression of or against it. After 965 days the Man of Sin will stand “where he ought not” the week of April 28th  2016,  the middle of the week of Daniel, in the week of Unleavened bread.

3 The length of time to be trodden underfoot. From the transgression or middle of the week to the Day of Atonement  is 1260 days, bringing in the Season of the Lord’s return. This is witnessed by Rev. 11:2

Rv 11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

4 The Cleansing of the Sanctuary. From the Day of Atonement the counting 75 days will bring us to the Historical end and fulfillment of the Anointing of the Most Holy Place.


Should this be the week of years that the Lord Jesus will fulfill, we can mark the beginning of the Tribulation:



Remember this is the template for the week of 2012-2019. 

Next year’s template will be 2013-2020, dates will change but not the template beginning on Hanukkah. Keep in mind I am not saying this is the year but the sequence on the template is true till JESUS RETURNS.

(The template year for 2013-2020 will give us Nov. 2, 2013 beginning date).


May you use this knowledge to help prepare and to escape the wrath to come. 


I believe this is the unsealing of the Book of Daniel. 


Pastor Daniel W. Lizarraga

MorningStar Apostolic Church Int'l.





Have you Justified God?


Luke 7:29-30 And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John. But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.

In a day when baptism is relegated to a mere option by those that claim to be saved. I must declare that you who do so are making a grave mistake.

By being baptized, you are JUSTIFING GOD!

By not being baptized you are REJECTING THE COUNSEL OF GOD!

What counsel of God, you say?

Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Believers with a lawyer's attitude will argue against baptism citing the epistles, nullifying it by grace. The New Testament church did not evolve into the non-baptizing church that you see today. It remains the blueprint for all time. The historical New Testament cannot be made null and void by separating and elevating the epistles or the didactic above, and, from the historical.  The epistle or didactic must accurately explain and not do away with historical facts.

Be baptized in Jesus' Name and maintain scriptural and historical accuracy and above all JUSTYFY GOD!