Lessons from the Church of Thyatira

hand-on-wallThe church in Thyatira had many good qualities and works, and their works were increasing. But, they had the cart before the horse, so to speak. Right relationship with the Son and Father will lead to good works, but works alone can never lead to right relationship with the Son and the Father. Jesus told a story that has always put the fear of God into me –

“Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done wonders in Your name? And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!” – Matthew 7:21-23

Who then can be saved? Those who are not lawless and obey Him. God told King Saul, through Samuel, Obedience is better than sacrifice.”

While Thyatira was doing many good things, they were allowing disobedience to God’s word in their midst. They were allowing women to usurp the authority God placed in men. I know many today will disagree with my interpretation of this but, I must be faithful to declare the truth that God has revealed, not what a politically correct culture declares. 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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Trumpets of Judgment

revelation8-13“And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.” – Revelation 8:1

As the 7th seal is opened there is silence in heaven where normally there is constant praise and worship. Why? I believe it is because God is grieving for the judgments that are about to be released on those God created. God told Ezekiel –

“Say to them: ‘As I live,’ says the Lord GOD, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?'” – Ezekiel 33:11 Continue reading

The Lamb and the Seals

seals in the Throne“And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?” And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it. So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it.” – Rev. 5:1-4

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Sardis, the Dead Church

web pictures 125 “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive; but you are dead.

Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God.

Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.

You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” – Revelation 3:1-6

When I first came to the Lord and was baptized in the Holy Spirit,  I thought of this church being like the Cathedral of Glass or some Old World church, ornate and full of ‘pomp and circumstance’ and exuding richness. But, after 50 some years of Christianity practiced in Continue reading

Light that cannot be contained

In Canada, it is already against the law to preach a sermon against homosexuality or use any speech that might disagree with the social norms of the liberal left-wingers. Under left-wingers, mostly Democrats, the economy is dying a slow death, especially for low and medium income families, yet we seem to find the money to fund all kinds of senseless projects such as Why are there so few female bass singers? Gender norms of course or A queer-feminist, postcolonial and race critical theory PhD thesis on salsa dancing. Meanwhile, our Air Force cannot afford to repair its airplanes or fly the needed practice missions, or we cannot take care of our veterans or keep up with Medicare and Social Security costs. Higher education costs are going through the roof, so to speak, but a plethora of gender-related courses and other liberal indoctrination programs are blossoming.  It does not matter that the graduating student with a social enriched degree cannot find a job – just keep the indoctrination flowing!

The big question is – WHY ARE WE PUTTING UP WITH IT?

Well, this is just my opinion, but then I believe my opinion is as valuable as anyone else’s, so I will give it – you can see it in the video that follows –

While the decorations on the train are nice, they totally miss the reason for the season we celebrate. The reason for Christmas is Christ. Many stores have instructed their employees to not say Merry Christmas and absolutely not mention the name of Jesus but, they sure want all the money they can get from you! Paul wrote –

“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” – 2 Thessalonians 2:11,12

When Paul wrote these verses under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he was warning about ‘the man of sin’ and the ‘great falling away’ that would come in the end days. The days of the falling away, or apostasy, are upon us – days when good is called evil and evil is called good. Left-wing liberals are leading the charge in this apostasy but, they forgot – God is not mocked! All their apostasy has gotten them is a mind full of delusion – without judgment or common sense. The great sadness is many of those calling themselves Christians have also been caught up in the delusions or have chosen to remain silent in the face of it.

It is time to begin being the light Jesus called us to be. Darkness is upon the land and gross darkness upon the people and the ‘children of God’ are the only light in the world. Only we have salt that can preserve, but, we have to apply it! As Jordan Peterson wrote, “the ‘jello-heads‘ (those under the influence of delusion) are in control now but, we have the power to overcome the forces behind them. As Paul wrote –

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” – Ephesians 6:12

We must understand that the forces behind the left-wing liberals and God deniers are demons directed by Satan. They are wicked and those who follow them are wicked no matter how deceptive and wise they may sound. This would also include most of Hollywood and Television programming as well. Their goal is to deny God and make it sound and look appealing to the gullible. King David declared “I will set no wicked thing before my eyes ..” – Psalm 101:3 . We must be the same  if we are to do the work God has set before us.

I encourage you, and myself, to rise to the challenge. Let the light of Christ Jesus shine once again in this land. Refuse to be locked in behind the walls of a Church. If we do, it will not be long before the doors to that Church will be locked as well.

Wake Up America !

Wake up America! As the main line news floods the news ways with stories of Trump’s “foot-in-mouth” comments and Clinton Email corruption behind the scenes, your government is giving Obama the right to declare martial law anywhere and send the troops in! I assume that includes the United States as well.

SENATE READY TO GIVE OBAMA AUTHORITY TO DECLARE “INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL LAW”

New AUMF allows an autocratic president to wage war anywhere in the world without congressional approval

The US Senate is ready to give Obama, and the next president, ‘unlimited’ military powers that would amount to a declaration of martial law upon the entire world. 

A new AUMF (Authorization for Use of Military Force) written by the Republican neocon Sen. Lindsey Graham, will allow the president to wage war anywhere in the world without congressional approval. This is just another gymnastic move to by-pass the Constitution, which gives the Congress the responsibility to declare war or not.  Continue reading

What Language do you Speak?

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In the United States, we are just a few days from the Presidential election and the voice of confusion (the Bible would call it Babel) is echoing through the land. What is called the news media is really just a propaganda machine for Hillary Clinton and leaves a distaste in any thinking person’s mouth. But, there is also the Social media crowd which is pumping

founding-fathersout volumes of posts and tweaks for one side or the other – choosing which are true or false is a coin toss. Meanwhile our elected officials are passing laws which are feathering their own nests all in the name of the people but, the People’s Constitution is burning because of a simple truth – a government is never any better than the people it governs. Our founding Fathers knew this country’s blessings depended upon our obedience to God’s principles.

“The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.”

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The Seven Churches-Sardis

menora“These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive; but you are dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.

You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. Continue reading