Preparing to do Battle

 

antichrist“It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation.” – Rev. 13:7

In the Book of Revelation, John describes a future ruler who is Satan’s final attempt to defeat God and His people. He is known as the Antichrist in most Christian circles. However, John never calls him by that name. John calls him “the beast”. According to John, he is Continue reading

Yet to Come

Isaiah

Isaiah the Prophet

Toward the end of the Book of Isaiah, he writes a word, cloaked in mystery yet laden with promise –

“So shall they fear The name of the LORD from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him.” – Isa. 59:19

In the verses before this, we see why “they shall fear the Lord” as He puts on garments of “vengeance for clothing” and fully repays His adversaries for their deeds. They fear Him from the west and His glory is seen from the east, in other words, all the earth shall witness His coming with vengeance. Yet this fearful display will be seen as salvation and righteousness at the same time. What can these verses mean? Continue reading

God Speaks in Various Ways

David Wilkerson on the plagueOn the introductory page of this blog I wrote, “God has revealed His plans to mankind through the prophets. These messages can warn us, reveal hidden things to us, and reveal coming events all for our benefit.

In this blog, I hope to share some prophecies that are written in the Bible (and given in the Church). I do not claim to have the total answer to them but I hope to encourage you to study them for yourself and search out their meanings. There is blessing in the searching as well as finding the answers.” Continue reading

The Great Coming Out Party

Minneapolis riot burning

Minneapolis Riots

As riots and burning of buildings sweep the land and as fears of a renewed outbreak of the Covid19 virus abound, I want to remind you of the word of the Lord –

“But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.” – Isa. 43:1

Now you might ask but, wasn’t this is a promise to Israel? To which I would answer, Yes, but remember our forefathers founded this country on the Biblical promises given to Israel. And Paul writes in the New Testament – Continue reading

Fully Prepared

I wrote this article three years ago but, I feel that I needed to repeat it once again. The Globalists and Leftists in Congress and the country have tried to bring down President Trump with false Russia accusations, false Covid19 response accusations, and many other false stories. They are using the George Floyd death to stir racial riots and calling for the defunding of the police; all while they riot, burn, and destroy monuments, and take over parts of our cities. And the complacent news media and Democrat politicians spur them on. But, it is all lies. Their real motive is hatred of God and the Republic of the United States, which was founded on godly principles. We find ourselves in the same condition as ancient Israel did when the prophet Hosea wrote –

“There is no truth or mercy Or knowledge of God in the land.” – Hosea 4:1

We are in a battle; one that only Christians can win so, I will repeat this article. Continue reading

The Coming of the Lord

aircraft carrierWhen I was in the Navy, I had a friend on the ship I served on who became a Catholic and I used to argue with him about the Catholic faith. One day I asked him why he became a Catholic. His answer startled me. He said, “I don’t know if it is correct or not but, it is a good insurance policy.” Now, I don’t know if you are a Catholic, Protestant, Pentecostal, or Charismatic, I hope your reason for being that is based on more than just having an insurance policy because God doesn’t sell insurance. God doesn’t invite you into a Religion and God doesn’t have any grandchildren, He only has children. You are called to meet His Son, Jesus the Christ, and to have a relationship with Him. Paul wrote – Continue reading

We are His Workmanship

I’m so glad God doesn’t hold us responsible for the sins of our fathers. I have enough of my own to account for, and I’m so thankful Jesus paid the price for them on the cross if I repent and come to Him. Ezekiel spoke God’s word on this –

The word of the LORD came to me again, saying, “What do you mean when you use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying: ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, And the children’s teeth are set on edge’?As I live,” says the Lord GOD, “you shall no longer use this proverb in Israel. “Behold, all souls are Mine; The soul of the father As well as the soul of the son is Mine; The soul who sins shall die. But if a man is just And does what is lawful and right; … If he has walked in My statutes And kept My judgments faithfully— He is just; He shall surely live!” Says the Lord GOD. – Ezek. 18:1-9 Continue reading

Our Enemy is an Accuser – so are his followers

mystery of lawlessness Our country is under siege as rioters and looters burn and rob in major cities across the land. The Apostle Paul warned about such as he wrote to the Thessalonian Church. He said people would give in to “unrighteous deception” because they did not “love the truth” that they may be saved. King David also wrote about these people.

Let them not rejoice over me who are wrongfully my enemies; Nor let them wink with the eye who hate me without a cause. For they do not speak peace, But they devise deceitful matters Against the quiet ones in the land. They also opened their mouth wide against me, And said, “Aha, aha! Our eyes have seen it.This You have seen, O LORD; Do not keep silence. O Lord, do not be far from me. – Psalm 35:19-22

The news media and left-wing politicians would have us believe all this rioting is because of ‘racism’ or some other inequity but, it is not. These riots have been planned for over two years and they were just waiting for a ‘trigger‘ such as Floyd to set them off. Don’t you wonder how these riots could erupt spontaneously in so many cities? Don’t you wonder how political leaders who shut down the economy with draconian lock down orders and then suddenly forgot all about their ‘stay at home’ orders and invited protesters into their cities? Don’t you wonder about the mayors and governors that joined with the marchers demanding the abolishing of the police departments? Don’t you wonder about the fact that these rioters and protesters are mostly young kids, some still in high school? I am going to include a video that explains these questions clearly –

Overlooking the commercials at the end of this video, the undercover journalism into these radical groups is revealing. Another question is “Where do these groups get their funding”? After all, it costs money to get the sophisticated communication gear they use and it costs money to transport the protesters all over the country and feed them as they prepare and train. The answer is a cadre of globalists from both inside and outside the country. Countries like China and the EU and billionaires like George Soros, Rockefeller, and Bill Gates are among those who donate, plus many Hollywood celebrities as well as left-wing political leaders. This is a well organized army prepared to do whatever it takes to bring this country down. So what can we do? First, we need to know who is our real enemy and the word of God tells us who that is.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” – Eph. 6:12

Our enemy is Satan, his principalities and powers, and the rulers of the darkness of this age. Second, we need to know how to defeat him and his followers. Again, the word of God gives us the answer –

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” – Rev. 12:11

King David said, “He will repay my enemies for their evil. Cut them off in Your truth.” – Psalm 54:5

“These are the things you shall do: Speak each man the truth to his neighbor;
Give judgment in your gates for truth, justice, and peace;” – Zech. 8:16

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” – John 8:32

web pictures 143The blood Jesus shed for us on the cross, when coupled with our testimony of its personal application in our own lives activates the overcoming power of God on our behalf and the devil can’t stand against it. Especially when it is so real to us that we can stake our very lives on its power! Those we stand against are under the direction of demons and Jesus gave us the authority to cast out demons, bind the strong man and rob his house! All we have to do is start believing and being who God called us to be. We also have been given His Holy Spirit to lead us and empower us to do His will. But, remember, Scripture says the Holy Spirit is given to those who obey Him. So, if you want more of the Holy Spirit in your life, start obeying what He has already told you to do. Another weapon we have been given is TRUTH. It is found in God’s word. Study it, live it, and speak it. Proclaim it because God’s word will not return void. When Jesus was tempted by the devil, Jesus answered him with the word of God, and the devil fled!

God has given us heavenly armor that will overcome the enemy but, we have to put it on and use it – “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit” (Eph. 6:13). Then we need to actively obey the leading of the Holy Spirit.

vote-03We have an election soon coming and it is also our chance to speak the truth and confound those who are against us, but we have to vote, vote for truth and those who speak the truth, and I don’t believe you will find any Democrat liberals or leftists on that list!

As we near the end of the age, Scripture warns ‘that all hell will break loose’ and I mean that literally. Satan knows his time is growing short so he is releasing his forces led and inspired by demons to oppose God and His plans. So, you who are Christians – know that you are in his sights but this is your and my hour to shine in the darkness, to know the truth and proclaim it. Expose the darkness with the light of God’s truth and take comfort in these words –

“Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” – 2 Tim. 2:19

 

Psalm 2 is our Battle Cry

BLM defund the police“Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.” – Psalm 2:1-3

The word of the Lord will be proven true to this generation even though they howl and rage against it. The wicked want to overthrow everything so they can substitute their plans. Have you noticed how many Democrats, Leftists, and Socialists are yelling to “defund the police”? It’s not because of police violence against black people as they are claiming because they have oppressed the Blacks for generations. They started a Civil War to keep slavery, they founded the KKK to rob Black people of their Constitutional rights, and they planted abortion centers in Black communities to keep them from multiplying. Continue reading

Hypocrisy

“Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” – 1 Cor. 5:7, 8

As I consider the protests happening right now, I want to point out the utter hypocrisy of them. First, they are marching and rioting on behalf of a man who was on drugs and had a criminal record, all because he was black. Meanwhile another black man, a Nigerian Pastor, a righteous man,  and his wife are gunned down by Islamic terrorists and they say nothing. Second, leaders who are Mich. Gov and Mayor march with protestersmaintaining “lock-down” orders in their states over Covid19 are marching with the protesters. Suddenly, the Covid19 threat doesn’t seem to be so bad, or perhaps they think they are above the rest of us who have to obey their orders! And I notice as well, that all these leaders are Democrats who are pandering for the Black Community’s vote this November!  Third, now while the death of anyone by violence is a tragedy, what about the fact that a majority of black deaths are caused by other black people? What about the fact that the reason more Black people are in jail is because they commit more crimes? What about the fact that the Black community has more broken and fatherless homes than other groups, which leads to more crimes, and by the way, to more abortions of their babies! And the Democrat welfare machine promotes it. And Republicans are complicit in it as well as they also support it.

 

The real problem is not political as Democrats would have us believe, it is spiritual. People, including Black people, need a change of heart. They need to hear the Gospel of the Kingdom, that Jesus preached. It begins with repentance and then it pins their hope on the coming heavenly kingdom, not on earth, where the prince of darkness rules. Thank God, some are beginning to understand this, such as the Black man in this video –

I hope you will listen to his message to the end – it is heartfelt truth.

The Kingdom of God is coming. It will be a kingdom of joy and happiness and God-given purpose to every life. God will wipe away every tear and there will be no more dying.

“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” – Rev. 21:4

There will be no more rioting and looting of family owned businesses or beating and killing of the innocent either, but there will be perfect justice for everyone.

“You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after many to pervert justice.” – Exo. 23:2

Politicians will no longer grow rich at the expense of the people by taking bribes and showing favor for their gain. They will no longer exempt themselves from the laws they pass for the rest of us. They will be subject to the same health care and retirement the rest of us have.

“You shall not pervert justice; you shall not show partiality, nor take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.” – Deut. 16:19

But, first – judgement will begin in the Church. Hypocrisy must first be rooted out in the Church. This Covid19 crisis is highlighting this hypocrisy like nothing else, it is separating the sheep from the goats, so to speak. Pastors like Joel Osteen will be shown for what he is, a self-seeker. But, there are many others as well. Preachers who should be alerting their congregations to the signs all around us of the Lord’s soon coming and His judgment but, instead are preaching not against sin but a message of sloppy agape and greesy grace.

The year 2020 is a year of change, it is a new decade, maybe the last decade. And the change is accelerating. I want to remind you of the challenge Joshua gave to the people of Israel when they were facing a new future as we are –

“And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” – Josh. 24:15

I pray we will all make the right choice.