Revival is here

While the spirit of Antichrist is doing its best to water down Christianity and deceive the world, the Holy Spirit is moving wherever hearts are open. In a movement of Rwandan Churches called
Total Member Involvement thousands of Christians are getting involved to lead others to Christ leading up to this baptismal service of over 100,000 new converts to Jesus Christ. Their message is simple: the certainty of judgment on sin, the soon return of Jesus Christ, and the forgiveness of sins through the blood of Jesus. Continue reading

The Blessed Servant Prays for Revival

When Paul is writing about the end of the age and the coming of the Lawless One (whom we call Antichrist), he states  that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition. He then goes on to explain further –

“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 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. 2:9-12 Continue reading

Lessons from the Church of Pergamum

 

The Church of Pergamum was known as the ‘compromising church’ because it tried to mix worldliness with righteousness. It can’t be done – in the end they would lose both! I begin this article with the video on Pergamum –

When the Greek successor of Alexander the Great, Antiochus IV Epiphanes,  invaded Israel he took over the Temple and desecrated it by erecting an altar to Zeus. He even sacrificed a pig on the altar. It was forever after referred to as the “abomination of desolation”. Continue reading

Are These the Days of Elijah?

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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.

 

 

Where is the Church?

Why is the American church seemingly so powerless against the atheistic worldview sweeping the land? The Bible declares that light overcomes darkness and “Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people.” (Prov. 14:34). So why isn’t the church overcoming the darkness? Perhaps it isn’t the church at all? Jesus said –

oil lamp“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. “Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” – Matt. 5:14-20 Continue reading

The White Robes of Victory

5th seal“And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.” – Revelation 6:9-11

During the first four seals many true believers have suffered for their faith in God and Jesus. In the fifth seal we understand that God has not forgotten or overlooked them or their suffering. They are under His Altar, close to His heart. Their blood will be avenged, just as the blood of righteous Abel cried our from the earth to God, their blood and prayers will result in the rescuing of many from the ravages of hell and to 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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