“Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.” – Lev. 23:24, 25 Continue reading
God has a word specifically to small churches and home churches. It is found in Revelation chapter three, verses 7 through 13, and is known as the letter to the Philadelphia Church.
“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”. I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; “ – Rev. 3:7, 8 Continue reading
Woe to us! Another political election is nearing! As if we do not hear enough lies and disinformation from the news media already, now it is amplified by all the political maneuvering of Democrats and Republicans as they try to tell the most believable lies to the people to get their votes – lies which history proves they have no intention of keeping!
For example, immigration is portrayed as caring for poor Hispanic immigrants just looking for work when the closer truth is they are looking for a government handout. For every one worker there are a dozen welfare leaches (free medical care, free schooling, free social security benefits, etc.). The truth for the Democrats is they represent potential voters and the promise of eliminating the Republican Party as any kind of future rival. For the Republicans, they represent cheap work for the big business Republican mega-donors who care more about their pocketbooks than they do about the country. For those with socialist communistic values, like Barak Obama, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, they represent a source of social unrest to further their agenda of bringing this country down. The real truth is, few really care about the individual immigrant or they would tell them to obey civil law and God’s law – “If a man will not work, let him not eat” or “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.”
The Al Sharpton’s and Jesse Jackson’s of this country have made an industry of portraying illegals and blacks as downtrodden, such as the Ferguson “Gentle Giant”, by the powerful and rich when the truth is – they were often just law breakers! This inevitably is shown to be a Republican fault for being racist. But, the truth is – it was Republicans that fought and died in the Civil War to eliminate slavery in this country while Democrats fought to maintain it. And it was Republicans who passed the Civil Rights Bill, while Democrats fought against it! Yet somehow the socialistic news media always seems to paint it as the conservative Republican’s fault.
The Bible, which is the word of God, forecasts this as happening–
None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. – Isaiah 59:4
“So truth fails, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. Then the LORD saw it, and it displeased Him that there was no justice.” – Isaiah 59:15
So how was this condition allowed? I believe there are several answers to this question:
- We have left the standard of truth and can no longer recognize it.“For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” (John 1:17) The Common Law, upon which our laws used to be based relied heavily on the law handed down by God to Moses, but we have gradually forsaken and denied it and we have certainly expunged any influence Jesus had in our country’s public life.
- Our Churches were given the responsibility to purvey truth but they have failed, resulting in the gradual loss of freedom in our country. “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32) Contrary to current socialistic thought, our freedom did not come because of our intellect or other abilities but solely through our faith in Jesus who is the truth. Forsake Him and you forsake freedom!
- Many of our Churches have followed the script of politicians and lied to their members about what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23,24) God desires those who will worship Him in Spirit and truth. He is not interested in having politicians speak from His pulpits promising welfare to those who vote for them! He is not interested in pseudo pastors giving His people a message to make them comfortable when they are living in sin! He desires His Spirit to have full access to His people and He wants His word, all of it, preached because that is the only truth that will set His people free! True worship is more than singing, dancing, or waving your hands around – it is obeying God.
- The public schools and many Churches have taught for several generations that the government is our provider, when God says differently – “And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. (Deuteronomy 8:18) They have confused God’s charity with government welfare. If you really want to know the difference read the story of Joseph in Egypt. God used government handouts to enslave the people of Egypt. That is always the way of welfare, it will enslave you in the end! On the other hand, the Hebrew people who trusted in God, were not enslaved! They received God’s charity.
We are entering the time when truth and justice will have eternal consequences for your life. The great deceiver of the ages is about to emerge on the scene and the spirit that drives him is already at work and those who do not love the truth will face eternal consequences –
“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. … That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” – 2 Thessalonians 2:10, 12
The false church is here, delighting in her fornication (adultery with the world) and it is not telling the truth of what it takes to follow Jesus the Messiah –
“He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” – 1 John 2:4
God has given us the way to salvation, but we must choose to take it – repentance and obedience to His commandments. In true repentance, the shed blood of Jesus, the Lamb of God, will cleanse us but then we must walk in obedience – repenting every time we fail.
As cities across the nation cave in to rioters and anarchists, we as Christians need to be in prayer more than ever before. Scriptures warn us that “But know this, that in the last days perilous (fierce) times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” (2 Tim. 3:1-5). Continue reading
Isaiah declares something we need to think about in our day.
“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight!” – Isa. 5:20
Why does he say “Woe” to them? Because he knows the Fear of the Lord. He goes on to describe their fate –
“Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble, And the flame consumes the chaff, So their root will be as rottenness, And their blossom will ascend like dust; Because they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts, And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.” – Isa. 5:24 Continue reading
As our country is under attack from Covid19 and those who would prosper from it by bringing down the economy of our country and by depressing our God-given freedoms; such as freedom to freely move, gather together, and even to worship. Now they are attacking our electoral system fostering ‘voting by distance’ otherwise known as ‘mail-in voting’, which is fraught with fraud. They have also unleashed the spirit of lawlessness with riots, burning, and murders on the land. All to bring down our divinely inspired Republic and replace it with Marxism in the form of Democratic Socialism. All over the land people are asking “What can we do?” Among the myriad of answers is one that shines with wisdom – “Seek the Lord!” But how? Seeking the Lord is more than just words for even Jesus explained this – Continue reading
While our attention is being drawn to wearing masks and social distancing and upcoming vaccines, there is a much closer sign of the Lord’s return about to happen – the rebuilding of the 3rd Temple in Israel. The groundwork for which is being laid right now. The moving of the American Embassy to Jerusalem and President Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel has far reaching implications; not just that Continue reading
The drive to control the people is growing steadily. I just received news that the Walmart and the Sam’s Club in our area will begin requiring that all people entering MUST wear masks, even though there is no scientific proof that the wearing of masks will protect people from getting the Covid19 virus. There is however plenty of proof that many masks impede the flow of oxygen, causing headaches and more serious results as well. This is nothing but an effort to get the people used to being controlled. The mandatory wearing of masks, maintaining ‘social distancing’, and curtailing of mass gatherings (except when the protests and riots achieve their goals) are all planned moves to gain control over people’s freedoms. Next will be controlled voting, probably ‘voting by mail’ which is easily manipulated by fraud to insure a prescribed outcome. You might want to look at who is pushing mail in voting, then you might want to look at who is pushing the wearing of masks, and then you might want to look at who is pushing strongly for a mandatory vaccine for the Covid19 virus. I think you will find they are liberal ‘One-World Government’ types and they certainly do not believe in the Republic of the United States or in God. Continue reading
California’s Governor Newsom just banned all singing and chanting in California Churches. This is not the first attack on Christianity by the California governor but, it is a sign of how far things have deteriorated, at least in California. Scriptures warn us of times like these. Revelation tells us of a soon coming war in the heavens in which the Devil will lose and be thrown down to the earth. Continue reading
“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