The Church

IsaiahIsaiah declares something we need to think about in our day.

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight!” – Isa. 5:20

Why does he say “Woe” to them? Because he knows the Fear of the Lord. He goes on to describe their fate –

“Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble, And the flame consumes the chaff, So their root will be as rottenness, And their blossom will ascend like dust; Because they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts, And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.” – Isa. 5:24 Continue reading

Rebuilding the Third Temple

While our attention is being drawn to wearing masks and social distancing and upcoming vaccines, there is a much closer sign of the Lord’s return about to happen – the rebuilding of the 3rd Temple in Israel. The groundwork for which is being laid right now. The moving of the American Embassy to Jerusalem and President Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel has far reaching implications; not just that Continue reading

The Great Coming Out Party

Minneapolis riot burning

Minneapolis Riots

As riots and burning of buildings sweep the land and as fears of a renewed outbreak of the Covid19 virus abound, I want to remind you of the word of the Lord –

“But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.” – Isa. 43:1

Now you might ask but, wasn’t this is a promise to Israel? To which I would answer, Yes, but remember our forefathers founded this country on the Biblical promises given to Israel. And Paul writes in the New Testament – Continue reading

Fully Prepared

I wrote this article three years ago but, I feel that I needed to repeat it once again. The Globalists and Leftists in Congress and the country have tried to bring down President Trump with false Russia accusations, false Covid19 response accusations, and many other false stories. They are using the George Floyd death to stir racial riots and calling for the defunding of the police; all while they riot, burn, and destroy monuments, and take over parts of our cities. And the complacent news media and Democrat politicians spur them on. But, it is all lies. Their real motive is hatred of God and the Republic of the United States, which was founded on godly principles. We find ourselves in the same condition as ancient Israel did when the prophet Hosea wrote –

“There is no truth or mercy Or knowledge of God in the land.” – Hosea 4:1

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The Coming of the Lord

aircraft carrierWhen I was in the Navy, I had a friend on the ship I served on who became a Catholic and I used to argue with him about the Catholic faith. One day I asked him why he became a Catholic. His answer startled me. He said, “I don’t know if it is correct or not but, it is a good insurance policy.” Now, I don’t know if you are a Catholic, Protestant, Pentecostal, or Charismatic, I hope your reason for being that is based on more than just having an insurance policy because God doesn’t sell insurance. God doesn’t invite you into a Religion and God doesn’t have any grandchildren, He only has children. You are called to meet His Son, Jesus the Christ, and to have a relationship with Him. Paul wrote – Continue reading

Our Enemy is an Accuser – so are his followers

mystery of lawlessness Our country is under siege as rioters and looters burn and rob in major cities across the land. The Apostle Paul warned about such as he wrote to the Thessalonian Church. He said people would give in to “unrighteous deception” because they did not “love the truth” that they may be saved. King David also wrote about these people.

Let them not rejoice over me who are wrongfully my enemies; Nor let them wink with the eye who hate me without a cause. For they do not speak peace, But they devise deceitful matters Against the quiet ones in the land. They also opened their mouth wide against me, And said, “Aha, aha! Our eyes have seen it.This You have seen, O LORD; Do not keep silence. O Lord, do not be far from me. – Psalm 35:19-22

The news media and left-wing politicians would have us believe all this rioting is because of ‘racism’ or some other inequity but, it is not. These riots have been planned for over two years and they were just waiting for a ‘trigger‘ such as Floyd to set them off. Don’t you wonder how these riots could erupt spontaneously in so many cities? Don’t you wonder how political leaders who shut down the economy with draconian lock down orders and then suddenly forgot all about their ‘stay at home’ orders and invited protesters into their cities? Don’t you wonder about the mayors and governors that joined with the marchers demanding the abolishing of the police departments? Don’t you wonder about the fact that these rioters and protesters are mostly young kids, some still in high school? I am going to include a video that explains these questions clearly –

Overlooking the commercials at the end of this video, the undercover journalism into these radical groups is revealing. Another question is “Where do these groups get their funding”? After all, it costs money to get the sophisticated communication gear they use and it costs money to transport the protesters all over the country and feed them as they prepare and train. The answer is a cadre of globalists from both inside and outside the country. Countries like China and the EU and billionaires like George Soros, Rockefeller, and Bill Gates are among those who donate, plus many Hollywood celebrities as well as left-wing political leaders. This is a well organized army prepared to do whatever it takes to bring this country down. So what can we do? First, we need to know who is our real enemy and the word of God tells us who that is.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” – Eph. 6:12

Our enemy is Satan, his principalities and powers, and the rulers of the darkness of this age. Second, we need to know how to defeat him and his followers. Again, the word of God gives us the answer –

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” – Rev. 12:11

King David said, “He will repay my enemies for their evil. Cut them off in Your truth.” – Psalm 54:5

“These are the things you shall do: Speak each man the truth to his neighbor;
Give judgment in your gates for truth, justice, and peace;” – Zech. 8:16

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” – John 8:32

web pictures 143The blood Jesus shed for us on the cross, when coupled with our testimony of its personal application in our own lives activates the overcoming power of God on our behalf and the devil can’t stand against it. Especially when it is so real to us that we can stake our very lives on its power! Those we stand against are under the direction of demons and Jesus gave us the authority to cast out demons, bind the strong man and rob his house! All we have to do is start believing and being who God called us to be. We also have been given His Holy Spirit to lead us and empower us to do His will. But, remember, Scripture says the Holy Spirit is given to those who obey Him. So, if you want more of the Holy Spirit in your life, start obeying what He has already told you to do. Another weapon we have been given is TRUTH. It is found in God’s word. Study it, live it, and speak it. Proclaim it because God’s word will not return void. When Jesus was tempted by the devil, Jesus answered him with the word of God, and the devil fled!

God has given us heavenly armor that will overcome the enemy but, we have to put it on and use it – “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit” (Eph. 6:13). Then we need to actively obey the leading of the Holy Spirit.

vote-03We have an election soon coming and it is also our chance to speak the truth and confound those who are against us, but we have to vote, vote for truth and those who speak the truth, and I don’t believe you will find any Democrat liberals or leftists on that list!

As we near the end of the age, Scripture warns ‘that all hell will break loose’ and I mean that literally. Satan knows his time is growing short so he is releasing his forces led and inspired by demons to oppose God and His plans. So, you who are Christians – know that you are in his sights but this is your and my hour to shine in the darkness, to know the truth and proclaim it. Expose the darkness with the light of God’s truth and take comfort in these words –

“Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” – 2 Tim. 2:19

 

Put on the Armor of God

“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,” 1 Tim. 4:1

In 2019 at the State of the Union address, President Trump said – “To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb. Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth – all children – born and unborn – are made in the holy image of God.” Continue reading

Your Home is not this World

I wrote this message in March of 2018 and it bears repeating –

“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.

“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 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 Thes. 2:10-12

This is not my declaration – it is what God Himself is saying. I am saying that 2018 is going to usher in this truth more than in former years. We had better all strive to be more righteous than ever before. The Golden Rule had better become a guideline for our treatment of others. We had better begin honoring the true God of Creation like never before and I can tell you as a retired teacher of science and math that the doctrine of Evolution is a false doctrine. It is a deception designed by the devil to destroy faith in God.

In these last days God promised to send a ‘latter rain’ of the Holy Spirit and many in the Church are awaiting it but, they are forgetting an important truth. It will be like the ‘former rain’, only stronger! And this is what John the Baptist said about the former rain –

“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

Christians often forget ‘the fire’ part of the promise but God does not! Fire cleanses and purifies and God intends to have a bride for His Son that is spotless and pure. John goes on to declare –

“His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather the wheat into His barn; but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire.” – Luke 3:17

hillsong easterMany in the Church have ‘chaff’ in their lives and their pastors are not preaching a message that calls them to repentance. Hill Song church concerts that hype emotions with lights and fireworks but never mention sin because that would be too negative will not prepare you for the days ahead. Jesus has a message for all such churches –

And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘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 do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire … – Rev. 3:14-18

These churches look at the Church of Jesus Christ as another ‘big business’ and use CEO tactics to grow it – forsaking the truth if it gets in the way of their plans.

The time is late and God is loosing patience with those churches and they are about to have their ‘Lamp stand’ removed –

“Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lamp-stand from its place—unless you repent.” – Rev. 2:5

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The Loss of Freedom

Democrat garbage We are in the midst of trying times as the Covid19 virus is upon us but, it is not the main assault against us – “Justice is far from us, nor does righteousness overtake us” as Isaiah the prophet wrote so many years ago. He accurately described our times; times when our truth is based on world standards and not on God’s standards. He said –

“Their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; Wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they have not known, And there is no justice in their ways; They have made themselves crooked paths; Whoever takes that way shall not know peace. …. Justice is turned back, And righteousness stands afar off; For truth is fallen in the street, And equity cannot enter. So truth fails, And he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. Then the LORD saw it, and it displeased Him That there was no justice.” – Isa. 59:7-15

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The Gospel of the Kingdom

shofar-2I know this thought is foreign to most Americans and to most who live in western societies but, this world is not our home. 

“Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul,” – 1 Pet. 2:11

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,” – Phil. 3:20

When Jesus came to earth the first time, He came preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom not the Gospel of this world. Continue reading