The Great Falling Away – 3rd edition

This song’s message needs to be heard by the Church.

(Lord, I’m Coming Home, by Day of Eternity, YouTube)

As I wrote in Preparation for the Battle Ahead, there is no victory in this end-time battle for the lukewarm. Churches that have surrendered to the world’s standards will not be able to stand for Christ in the battles ahead. Those that do not preach the word of God to sinners will not stand with Christ. They will instead be given a “spirit of strong delusion”, so they cannot receive the truth of God. Continue reading

The Great Falling Away – What is it?

spurgen quoteAs we get ready to celebrate Passover (March 30-31) and Easter we should be reminded that as the Lord came once, He will come a second time, and that time is near.

“so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.” – Heb. 9:28

The sad thing is that Jesus Himself asked “Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”.  The message of the Gospel has swept the earth and the Church of Jesus Christ has been in almost every nation at one time or another but, Jesus still asked this question. The Apostle Paul, when asked about the Lord’s second coming, warned about a great falling away to happen before He returned. Continue reading

To be in the Temple of God?

Temple of GodI love the 3:16’s in the Bible and the one that most people have heard of is in the Book of John, the beloved disciple –

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16

Another important 3:16 is found in 1 Corinthians and it reveals that we are the Temple of God because the Holy Spirit dwells in us. But, as the picture above reminds us, fire is a part of being the Temple of God. When John the Baptist prophesied about the coming Messiah, he said –

“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

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Lessons from the church of Laodicea

This is the last letter out of seven that Jesus dictated and it is perhaps the saddest for it highlights how easy it is for all of us to get complacent and satisfied with the status quo. Hear the message –

(I would like to thank Day of Eternity for the background music used in this video)

I like to think of these seven letters as ‘love letters of Jesus‘ to me. He said, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.”  Continue reading

The Seven Churches-Laodocia

 

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Laodocian Church Now

“These things says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God:
“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.

Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing – and you do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked – I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. Continue reading