The Message of Zechariah gets Personal

zechariahIn my article Zechariah Speaks Yet Today I wrote the following warning –

We are in captivity as much as they were; captivity to sexual immorality, to greed, to demonically inspired lifestyles, to destructive world views such as socialism, communism, and humanism, and to selfish rebellion which looks to government to solve their problems rather than to God, who alone can solve them!. Our educational communities are not teaching truth but are teaching doctrines designed to bring us down as a nation and a people. I know, I was a teacher for over 30 years in both High School and college and witnessed the corruption of liberalism first hand.

We are standing on a precipice, if we do not turn to the Lord – destruction, but, if we turn back to the Lord – healing, deliverance, and blessing. As the Lord spoke to Zechariah so, He is speaking to us –

“But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, they did not take hold of your fathers? [Your fathers wouldn’t listen.] and they returned and said, Like as the LORD of hosts thought to do to us, according to our ways, and according to our doings, so hath he dealt with us” –  (Zec 1:6)”

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A Time for Truth

spurgen quoteMany in the modern church like to rely on “grace alone” to excuse their ungraceful manner of living. They live like the world six days a week and then put on a ‘holy’ face for Sunday. Many of them vote Democrat or Socialist in the elections and think they won’t have to answer to God for approving abortions, homosexual lifestyles, or other anti scriptural stands. I single out Democrats because they are the party that openly supports murdering the unborn as if they weren’t real humans even though Scripture clearly declares they are – Continue reading

The Return of Truth

ThreatsHamasHizballah480ENGThe United States and its ally, Israel, are facing existential threats from Russia, Syria, Iran, Turkey, and Arab terrorists like Hamas and the PA. In the face of these threats the Democrat Party (don’t call them the Democratic Party because they are anything but democratic!), which has become the party of the far-left, is doing all it can do to undermine the United States and its policies. Their judges, appointed under Clinton and Obama, block every common sense move to limit the entry into our country of terrorists who want to destroy us. They would like us to believe it is just President Trump they are against but, that is a lie, they are against America and its Christian heritage! To listen to Obama give his recent speeches against division in the country is laughable because he is among the biggest dividers and destroyers of America.

To you who are Democrats, I say WAKE UP! The Democrat Party has changed,  it is no longer ‘the party of the people’, if it ever was, but it has been taken over by leftist with a Marxist agenda. These people have infiltrated the Democrat Party, the Washington establishment (including Republicans), the news media, the public school agenda, and even the church. They have successfully enslaved Americans through their welfare programs, the Obama health care program, and bailouts to banks and industrial companies.

Baltimore riots 2015Blacks and Hispanics march and riot in the streets, kneel when the National Anthem is played as if this will bring justice. They are ignorant of the ways of justice and they reject the way of God, who alone can bring justice. Without righteousness, there can be no justice. As Isaiah wrote –

“Justice is turned back, And righteousness stands afar off; For truth is fallen in the streetAnd equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.” – Isa. 59:14,15

feminized churchMost of the church has succumbed to the spirit of Babylon and is riding the Beast and is drunk on the wine of apostasy. The church, who should be the source of truth, has forsaken it for the world’s allurement of comfort, riches, and power. They have allowed homosexuals and lesbians in the pulpit and then wonder why the truth (God’s truth) has fallen in the gutter of the street. There is little preaching against sin or for the Holy Spirit and His gifts because they know if they do they will suffer loss and persecution. They have placed women in control, even though God’s word speaks against it (1 Tim. 2:12) and the women lead them into deception, as this Baptist minister speaking for abortion. Then there is this statement by a United Methodist Bishop –

“United Methodist Church bishop Dr. Karen Oliveto is not only an ordained member of the Methodist Church, but is also an open lesbian — the first in the denomination, according to The Denver Post. She also thinks that Jesus Christ was a bigot — or used to be.”

Christian ApostacyThis is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ of a ‘lukewarm’ church that has lost its voice to speak for truth and righteousness. There is just one message left for such a church and it is the message of the Holy Spirit given to Babylon – “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” – Rev. 18:4. Judgment is about to fall, and it will begin at the house of God. Now is the time to choose according to the last message of Revelation –

“He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.” – Rev. 22:11

Now, you must ask yourself, as I must also, am I living according to God’s standards and not my own? Am I living according to God’s will and not my own? If we are sincere in asking these questions, the Holy Spirit will answer us speedily, and then we must obey.

There is a remnant who will take these words seriously (Many are called but, few are chosen – Matt. 24:14) and the devil will certainly fight against us as will Christians who don’t want to change (“having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” – 1 Tim. 3:5) but, there is hope –

“But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. – Isa. 43:1,2

God promises to go with all those who will not forsake His truth and who will stand for Him.

The time of testing is soon upon us and it is time to “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints” – Ephesians 6:14-18

 

Are These the Days of Elijah?

Temple of God

I just heard one preacher say “These are the days of Elijah” and I believe it! Elijah ministered during a time of government elitism and corruption and when social norms had departed their Biblical roots and were now pagan in their norms: worshipping false gods that brought them money, power, lust, and control. We are there!

Elijah challenged them with the true God and sometimes with laughter at their foolishness. When he challenged the prophets of Baal to a ‘cook-off’ . He told Ahab, the wicked king at that time –

“Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel’s table.” – 1 Kings 18:19

Elijah then challenged Baal’s prophets to a contest –

“Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken. And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under.” – 1 Kings 18:23-25

Now the prophets of Baal could not call down fire, no matter how hard they tried so, Elijah taunted them –

“Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.”

They tried harder, even becoming bloody as they cut themselves – but to no avail. Then Elijah took over and called the fire of God down from heaven. He challenged the people as well, saying –

“How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him.”

Some today are following Baal, the god of false promises. They may be trusting in government as the answer to their problems: that is like leaning on a broken stick for support, government can only give what it takes and it never gives back as much as it takes and it often lies about what it will do!

Or they may be looking to a church that is preaching prosperity and feel-good messages but it is only God that can prosper anyone and He always demands obedience to His word. King David wrote “I have never seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging bread” (Ps 37:25) but, the price is ‘righteousness”.

Or they may look to a political party to solve their problems like many did 8 years ago with Barak Hussein Obama who promised ‘hope and change’ – well the best I can say about this is to play a video that expresses what he and the Democrats gave us –

This may sound funny to you if you are a Republican but, in fairness, they are no better. They campaigned for 8 years promising to repeal ObamaCare, even voting for it when they knew Obama would veto it. But, when they had a Republican President who promised to sign it into law, suddenly they didn’t have the votes! The Republican House and Senate not only didn’t defund Planned Parenthood, they gave more money to it. They talk big during election time but disappear during legislation time. They hide their real voting record behind all the procedural votes taken on every bill so they can please their constituents no matter which side of the isle they are on.

President Trump is no different. He prides himself on being the ‘great negotiator’ but, he gave away Syria to the Russians and Iranians and reneged on his promise to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. Now he is backtracking on building the wall! His willingness to work deals with Schumer and Pelosi highlights his ego and pride more than one who stands on principle. He seems oblivious to Islamic deception and to God’s word as he prepares to negotiate with the PA and Hamas to give them part of Israel for a country.

He will find that God does not negotiate! Those who seek to divide His land will reap bad consequences!

“I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. – Joel 3:2

And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” – Zec. 12:3

These indeed seem to be ‘Days of Elijah’ and those who love God and the truth need an answer by fire as Elijah did.

“and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God.”

John the baptist, who came in the spirit of Elijah said of Jesus –

“John answered, saying to all, “I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” – Luke 3:16

It is time for the fire of the Holy Spirit to burn away the chaff and the dross from the people of God so we may be clean wheat and silver without blemish. When the world looks at the Church, they need to see someone different than the world – someone who can heal the sick, cast out demons, and declare truth not tainted by political correctness or fear!

This is the word of the Lord – hear it.

 

 

God’s Answer to the Antichrist System

final kingdomIn Revelation 12 and 13, Jesus revealed to John what the last kingdom of man would look like on the earth. We are fast approaching it – but many do not recognize it because it is so often couched in economic and political terms and many think anything of God must be religious in nature. But, it is spiritual in nature because it is all about God’s final plan for man. Jesus summed it all up in two portions of Scripture – the Lord’s Prayer and Psalm 2. Continue reading

The 4th of July

18458-July-4th-Quote “The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever.” John Adams, 2nd President of the United States

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