Recovering Our First Love

UN false peaceBattle lines are being formed – ‘the kings of the earth’ are setting themselves up against the Lord.

“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.” – Ps. 2:1-3 Continue reading

To Those Who Love His Appearing

21st centuryThe clock of history is ticking and the time of the Lord’s return is nearing. The 7th feast of the Lord has happened for this year, the feast of Tabernacles. No one knows for sure when the Father will tell the Son “Go and get your bride”. Jesus told many parables about this, for example ‘The master returning from a wedding feast’.

“Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning; and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately. Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” – Luke 12:35-40

In all these parables, the thought of being prepared and surprise at the coming of the Lord was heavily emphasized. In His teaching of the end times, Jesus said in Luke –

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Our First Love

mixed fireIsaiah prophesied to Jerusalem –

The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught (Hebrew; Septuagint They worship me in vain; / their teachings are merely human rules). – Isa. 29:13 NIV

I fear much of Christendom would fall into the same category. Their faith in Jesus is more like an insurance policy than a lifestyle. It is about making the here and now more comfortable instead of looking to the future coming of Jesus to get His bride. Paul wrote to Timothy his final wishes – Continue reading

The Attacks are Fierce

democrat basePaul wrote about conditions in our day, the last days, and called them ‘perilous’.

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. – 1 Tim. 3:1-5 Continue reading

The Forgotten Sign of the Times.

left wing agenda“A Psalm of David.

To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be ashamed; Let not my enemies triumph over me. Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause. Show me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths.” – Ps. 25:1-4

Remember the story of Lot in Sodom? God was about to judge Sodom because of their wickedness, which went much further than just sodomy. But, as Abraham interceded with God, it was determined that if God could find even 10 righteous people there, He would not judge it. Now most know the result of those negotiations but, I want to draw your attention to another aspect of the story and that is the value of righteous people.  Sodom could have been saved if just 10 righteous people could have been found! Continue reading

The Great Transformation

Featured Image -- 16220My articles concentrate on truth because God’s truth is the only way to set anyone truly free. We have just celebrated the feast of Passover, which all about freedom from slavery but, Jesus taught that he who sins is a slave to sin. What good is it to be freed from Egypt if the sins of Egypt are still in your heart? We have all struggled with this battle and have all fallen to the temptations of Egypt (the world). But, that doesn’t negate the power of the blood of the Lamb to do it’s work of deliverance when mixed with faith and obedience because God stands behind that Lamb! And He revealed the secret of overcoming the sin –

“For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.” – Rom. 8:29

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Watch and Pray

troubled times

As trouble builds in the world, especially over Jerusalem, and as many heavenly signs are appearing, such as Blood Red Moons, Blue Moons, Rev; 12 signs of Virgo etc., many are wondering anew about the coming of the Lord that has been long predicted. Indeed these signs were meant by God to alert and awaken our attention. Jesus taught just such a reaction –

Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”– Luke 21:36

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Will the Lord find faith when He comes?

Jeremiah

The Prophets wept for Israel

“Woe is me! 
For I am like those who gather summer fruits,
Like those who glean vintage grapes; There is no cluster to eat of the first-ripe fruit which my soul desires. The faithful man has perished from the earth, and there is no one upright among men. They all lie in wait for blood; Every man hunts his brother with a net. That they may successfully do evil with both hands— The prince asks for gifts, the judge seeks a bribe, and the great man utters his evil desire; So they scheme together.” – Micah 7:1-3

“For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water. ….. A voice was heard on the desolate heights, weeping and supplications of the children of Israel. For they have perverted their way; They have forgotten the LORD their God. “Return, you backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings.

Indeed we do come to You, for You are the LORD our God. Truly, in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains; Truly, in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.” – Jeremiah 2:13, 3:21-23

At the risk of being called too negative, I share this message. I believe the prophets Micah and Jeremiah, though they spoke hundreds of years ago to Israel, are speaking through the Holy Spirit to our generation as well. At a time of harvest, Micah laments that the Lord can find little fruit and he plainly identifies the reason; faithful men are being quieted and wickedness is being exalted. Leaders, who should do righteousness, sell their influence to those who pay the most (or for the sake of votes), judges forsake justice (which is always based on God’s will) ruling instead out of their own rebellion and corruption. There are many examples I could site but I will use just one – Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government forces employers to endorse abortion and LGTB agenda in order to receive governments grants or contracts. Similar actions have taken place in the England and the U.S. as well as those who stand for Biblical truth are being censored and ridiculed.

persecutionaug162016“215 million Christians experience high levels of persecution” around the world, according to Open Doors, a human rights organization. On its recently released World Watch List 2018, which ranks the world’s 50 worst nations wherein to be Christian, 3,066 Christians were killed, 1,252 abducted, and 1,020 raped or sexually harassed on account of their faith; and 793 churches were attacked or destroyed.  The Islamic world had the lion’s share of this persecution; 38 of the 50 worst nations are Muslim-majority. The report further cites “Islamic oppression” behind the “extreme persecution” that prevails in eight of the 10 worst nations.
So, what do we find in the western world, including the United States? Politicians, corporations, and the Courts bending over backwards to promote and protect Islam and abominations like abortion and LBGT lifestyles! The state of California is even teaching Islamic religion in their public schools!
I am writing these words to those who believe the Bible is the Word of God because they are the only ones who can change these things through the power of prayer and the Holy Spirit, which they alone have. The lukewarm Christians will not and the wicked cannot reach a righteous God with prayer, as they have no light to shine on the situation. They have already kneeled to the spirit of Antichrist and God has given them a spirit of delusion so they cannot see the truth as Paul writes –
“And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. – 2 Thes. 2:11,12

It is time for the righteous to take up their weapons and join the battle and remember what James wrote, “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” This does not mean that we are perfect but, that the Lord has given His righteousness to us and we follow Him.

“Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lordthe righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.” – 2 Tim. 4:8

“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” – 2 Cor. 5:21

 

Preparation for the Battle Ahead

mass di-offAs we near a new year, it would be beneficial to consider what God has been saying to us these last few years.

“You will be punished by the LORD of hosts with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with storm and tempest and the flame of devouring fire.” – Isa. 29:6

 “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;” – Luke 21:26

“By swearing and lying, killing and stealing and committing adultery, they break all restraint, with bloodshed upon bloodshed. Therefore the land will mourn; and everyone who dwells there will waste away with the beasts of the field and the birds of the air; Even the fish of the sea will be taken away.” – Hosea 4:2,3

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The Sleeping Church

A church that is asleep or compromised might as well be dead as far as being salt in a corrupt society or being light in a dark world are concerned.

“And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.” – Rev. 3:1,2

jd faragJesus warned that false prophets and false teachers would abound in the end days so, I should not be surprised when I see it, but I am still grieved. I just heard a prophecy teacher named J.D. Farag talk about what he called Lordship Salvation, which he called ‘another gospel’ than the one Paul preached. He made the statement that shocked me – “Repentance cannot be a precondition for salvation”. He claimed that made our salvation a product of works and went against Paul’s statement that “we are saved by grace and that not of ourselves”. By his circular reasoning and taking Scripture out of context, he Continue reading