Mystery Babylon chapter 2

menora“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:13-16

The salt Jesus is talking about is that preservative that fights corruption – the corruption of sin. And the light He is talking about is that God given exposure to the truth as God defines it. It alone can drive away darkness. Mystery Babylon cannot stand either. Her spirit thrives in darkness and she is full of corruption. If we would follow Jesus we must be salt and light in our time. One thing about salt – you always know it is there! There is no hiding it. And light always exposes darkness for what it is. Continue reading

The Battle for the Truth

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Man is accountable to the God of the Universe

The Bible has much to say about our situation in America today. Our news media abounds with stories of violence, political betrayals, racial tensions, and fake news stories designed to advance their political agenda. We have leaders who enjoy the power and influence that inevitably come with leadership but few that embrace the responsibility that should guide them. Leaders haven’t changed much throughout history – but our qualification standards they must meet have! God revealed what these standards should be  to Moses through Jethro, his father-in-law: Continue reading

Is God Shaking the Earth?

We get so busy with everyday living or our desires to get more that we often do not take time for the really important details of life – like why are we here? What is our real purpose in life? The Scriptures say –

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:10

God has a plan for each and every one of us but the devil and even our own desires distract us from accomplishing this plan. So, quite often God has to shake us up, just to get our attention. He can do this many ways; sickness, injury, financial problems, or natural signs or disasters. One way He uses to really get the attention of many at once is an earthquake. They were used many times during the first coming of Jesus – Continue reading

Something is Happening episode 2

starry-sky“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork.” – Psalm 19:1

We so often read these scriptures but never realize they may have a prophetic message as well. As we near the end of the age, God will use all His creation to warn us of impending danger, even the clouds of heaven.

“Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” – Matthew 24:30

“Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.” – Revelation 1:7 Continue reading

Deliverance

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me to preach good tidings to the poor: … To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” – Isaiah 61:1, 2

This is the message Jesus began His ministry with, a ministry He passed on to His Church – those who believe in Him and put their trust in Him. It is not a message of “greasy-grace” or “sloppy-agape” as some would teach. God has not changed, nor have His standards changed. God still hates sin because it separates us from Him. What this message does do is present all of us with a way to escape the consequences of sin. The Bible declares –

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” – Romans 6:23

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Free at Last

Mankind’s old nature is corrupt and cannot change so God made a way for us to be “born again”, to become a new creation through the Son of God, Jesus Christ. The consequences of sin is death so Jesus stood in for us – though He was sinless, He was willing to die in our place on the cross of Calvary. If we are willing to repent of our sin and acknowledge Jesus as our substitute, His Holy Spirit will do a re-creation in us, then the Spirit will begin to work in us to help our “new man” grow strong enough to overcome the old nature and follow Jesus in a new life. Though this will be a life-long work, as we daily choose to follow the Spirit’s leading, we will begin to look and act like Jesus. Continue reading

Time to Remember

Our Foundations Under Attack

“An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle sir, is not of the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of  pplchains and slavery? Forbid it almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.”

This quote was from Patrick Henry spoken in 1775. The following year he also wrote –

‘It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.’ Continue reading

Remember from where you have fallen

inaug addressWe are often called a nation of immigrants, because our people have come from so many nations of the world but, we have forgotten a very important truth about our founding. While there were many who tried to colonize this land; Vikings, Spanish, Knights Templar, Aztecs, only one group was favored by God to complete the task – Pilgrims and Puritans! Why? Because they came seeking God and to do His will on earth. They may not have been perfect – no men are – but God chose them to found this great nation. Some 200 years after they began, the United States of America was finally founded and its leaders elected by the people. The first official act of the new President and Congress was to thank God and dedicate this new country to His purposes. We were not founded on Buddhist, Islamic, Occult, or Atheist principles but on Christian principles found in the Holy Bible. In this act of dedication, George Washington also warned – Continue reading