Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Moral Conscious of a Nation

Morality, does anyone in America even know what this word means anymore?  It seems that morals and principles are overlooked in favor of emotion, prosperity, and pleasure.  Has our national conscience been so seared, become so calloused that we no longer care about what is right? Are we so desensitized to the evil that we have become a part of it instead of fighting against it?

Have we fallen that far away from our founding principles based on Judeo-Christianity and the Moral Law of God that we go along with whatever evil the ungodly dictate and have learned to tolerate it rather than challenge it? Have we become a godless nation?

What becomes of a nation that forgets God and His Truth?

Our Founding Father knew the importance of the Bible, the Holy Scriptures and how they influence a nation and a society. These men also knew that if America ever ceased to be a great nation it would be because America forgot God and the Bible.

"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God,
then we will be a Nation gone under."
-Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan has a healthy reverence for God and knew that this nation would eventually head the wrong way and he was warning us that if we allow others to come along and remove our Christian Heritage from us, this nation would be 'gone under'.  How did we fall so far?  We allowed evil men to dictate to us that we could not legislate morality, while they turned around and legislated immorality. Christians fell for their lies and retreated to their safe places and watched as the very foundation of their nation was shredded by infidels, and many were brainwashed with the idea that morality was a relative thing, not absolute.

America was blessed with great wealth and prosperity and took it for granted. Like a very rich man thinks he has earned this for himself and does not acknowledge that God has blessed him with riches, this man lives a life of pleasure and does not see his need for a Savior. America became intoxicated with its wealth and became a nation full of self-indulgent pleasure seekers out for whatever makes them feel good, and developed an incessant need to be entertained constantly. America Forgot God!

"It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. "
- Patrick Henry

Americans stood by and watch in horror as their first black President went out of his way to trample our Consitution, and destroy the balance of power, and waste as much of our tax dollars as he could. Then we all watched in horror again as those we elected to Congress did nothing to stop this madman. Why is Obama so unstoppable? Why is everyone so impotent to stop this evil?  Simple! We are a nation that forgot God, a nation that decided that we wanted a King in Washington D.C. to rule over us with an iron thumb instead of a King in Heaven who is Holy, Just yet Merciful.

We are a nation who forgot God and allowed him to be stripped away from public view, forced out of our schools, his moral law hidden from view. and removed from the walls of our school rooms and courthouses. All while Americas "Christians" watched and shook their heads but did nothing to stop it or challenge those responsible for this atrocity. A nation that forgets God is a nation that is doomed to destruction!

What of the next generation?  This should scare us all to death because with each passing generation they become further and further away from God, and I fear the next generation will be the most godless generation we have ever seen in the history of our nation. We have no one but ourselves to blame as we stood by and watched instead of fighting for our rights, all of us not just some.

“It is freedom itself that still hangs in the balance, 
and freedom is never more than one generation from extinction.”
-Ronald Reagan 

It's been a long slow process that the socialists have been working on to remove God from our nation and take away all of our liberties while they impose socialism on us. Liberalism is Socialism people! In case you never realized this fact we have been putting into power the very enemies of liberty, and they have known all along that Christianity is the bulwark of liberty, so they must get rid of Christianity before they can take away all of our liberties so they open up the borders, and prop up Islam in order to destroy Christianity in America. 

Christians started Americas public schools and the Bible was used as a textbook to teach children how to read.  When the Bible and Prayer were removed from the schools a downward spiral began to take place as each generation drifted farther from God and His Truth.

"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But, 
under the name of 'Liberalism,' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, 
until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."
-Norman Thomas

Every American must, therefore, become extremely diligent in their efforts to root out every form of liberalism (socialism) from the halls of our Government by replacing them with those who are constitutionalists, and Christians.  Most of all we must return to the God of our forefathers, the God of the Bible that this nation was founded upon, whom we once had reverence for, or we ourselves will become extinct before long.

We can restore the republic and restore the authority of the law and the constitution by electing people to represent us who will do as we sent them to do. We must not be fooled into electing another unclean liberal candidate to office who cannot prove that what he says he will do, and has the record behind him or her to back up their claims. We must vote for candidates who have shown to be people of good moral character and of solid conservative principle.

The Moral Conscious of America has been dulled to the point that only a few are still able to discern right from wrong. Even in the Church, I fear there are many who have tolerated evil instead of standing up to it and fighting against it on their knees.  America has little or no moral conscious because 

I fear that if people don't change quickly that this nation will be too far gone and there will be nothing we can do to save it except to cry out to God, and maybe that is what it will take the loss of our liberties in order to wake up the sleepers from their whitewashed tombs?  In order to put the fire of God back in our Churches, we need to have the doors padlocked by a tyrannical government and be forced to meet in a cave or out in the middle of nowhere to worship God in secret?

I pray it will not come to this point but the way things look in this nation I think that this is more of a possibility than we realize, and maybe heavy persecution as they have in Communist China would be the thing that purifies the Church and the Nation.  The American people have lost the fear of God because those who profess to be Christians have lost the fear of God. We need full blown spiritual revival in the Church and throughout the entire nation.

What will it take to Restore America's Moral Conscious?

A Return to the God of the Bible, the King of America, Jesus the Christ!

 "When men cease to believe in God,
They will believe in anything."
- G.K. Chesterton

Saturday, July 9, 2016

What Drives the Christian Vote?

Mark Twain wrote that it was the Christians duty to vote and to vote for clean candidates, but he also wrote that Christians keep voting for and electing unclean candidates because they vote party line instead of voting based on principle.

I contend that what drives the Christian vote is the same thing that drives the secular vote, pure greed and lust. We want to fill our own pockets instead of having our hearts filled with the Holy Spirit. Our Churches are spiritually dead so our nation is also

We want more prosperity, better jobs, higher pay, fewer taxes, smaller government, and in the end, we end up with impure people running our nation and we are still as miserable as we were before. Christians do not carry their "code of morals" to the polls with them anymore, at least not many do these days, it's all about our pocketbook, not the good book.

The Christian Church no longer calls for righteous men to stand for righteousness when they enter the polls. The Church fears the Government stooges coming in and taking away their tax-exempt status so they don't preach what they ought to preach, and things continue downhill as usual.

America is on her deathbed gasping for air, as the Christians rally behind unclean candidates who would defend her and work to restore her, the great republic that once stood for freedom and liberty now lays dying in a pool of her own greed, hate, anger, and violence.

Christian reject the righteous candidate in favor of the populous candidate. Greed is the motivator hiding behind the curtain pulling the levers. The call for party unity is a call for false unity.  We are told that light and darkness cannot dwell together in unity and that they Gospel of Jesus divides men rather than uniting them. This divisive message called the Gospel causes men to hate those who follow this message, and even drives evil men to desire to kill those that will not go along with what society demands we follow.

They do not understand how some people choose to stand on principles and convictions over a political party. They call all the louder for Americans to unite behind their populous candidate even if their candidate happens to be an immoral man it seems that does not matter to them. What matters to then is more money and more power, making American a great country again at the expense of America's soul.

How can an unclean and evil man or woman deliver the nation from evil?

How can a candidate who is less than conservative do what we truly desire to get done?  How can we trust that they will create conservative policies that will repair the damage that the last leader has done?  How can we trust any man based solely on his words? No matter how convincing he/she sounds does their record and their lifestyle measure up to what he/she says.

What drives the Christian vote should be Biblical Moral Values, Ethics, and Principles! Every professing Christian should carry their code of Christian morals and values into the polls and vote them in every election.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Trump or Cruz - What Type of Leader Should America Elect?

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It's amazing to me how people is this nation are so focused on the economy, jobs, and other fiscal issues facing our nation, but not on the spiritual and moral issues that I believe are at the root of every other issue we face today.

The nation deficit is not the main deficit we need to deal with as a people, but yet it is the one that we here about constantly. Men are more interested in their pocketbooks than they are their eternity because they don't want to accept what they cannot see with their human eyes yet their souls are in mortal jeopardy, and they don't even recognize that fact.

We have two top men running for the top position in the nation.  One is a billionaire real-estate mogul, the other a US Senator. The billionaire seems to be doing very well among conservatives and even Evangelical Christians, which is a shock considering the lifestyle this man has led for many years. The other is an Evangelical Christian who is truly born-again and deeply loves God and Country.

Jesus said that a man cannot serve money and God at the same time that one of these will master you either money or Almighty God. I can hear Ted Cruz saying "as for me and my house we will serve the Lord", and the other one "I'm a Presbyterian" and "I go to Church when I can".  One gets it the other does not. One serves God the other serves himself. Wake Up People!

Both of these men claim Christianity but only one bears any real fruit for the Kingdom of God as living proof of the faith he claims, and the other not so much.  This one makes a big deal of his affiliation with his denomination as proof that he is a good Christian, yet he bears no fruit for God's Kingdom, only for his own kingdom.

American voters are leaning toward this arrogant billionaire instead of the humble man of God, Why?
Is this man's celebrity status greater than moral and spiritual values now?  Are we unable to dig deep enough to recognize substance over sensationalism? Are we as a people that shallow? Really?

Are the American people so deluded morally that they would support either a career criminal like Hillary Clinton or a fast-talking big deal man like Trump over a humble man of God Like Ted Cruz?
Are we as a nation so in love with our own sin that we reject a Godly man when he is trying to help our nation? I think everyone should take a step back a vet Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton before they go to vote in the primary, and the general election.

I think because of the depth of America's depravity the people just can't see beyond themselves to know what is right and what is wrong. It appears that we have sunk so far down spiritually that the people tend to gravitate towards the flashiness of celebrity, and are blinded by the bling of sound bites instead of looking at the substance.

Martin Luther King said something about a day when we did not judge a man because of his skin color but by the content of his character.  In the case of this election year, we should be looking past the bling to judge the character of each individual candidate. Personal moral values and behavior should be looked at carefully as we want leaders of good moral character to lead our nation.

Have we lost site of the values we were founded upon as a nation?  Do we not recognize that our founders sought to establish a nation where God was the ultimate head of the nation, and his Moral Law the foundation of our laws and our Constitution? Have we drifted that far away spiritually that we don't care anymore who sits in the Oval Office? How shall we recover and re-establish ourselves as 'One Nation Under God' when we reject God and His Word?

I believe that Sen. Ted Cruz embodies the spirit of our founding fathers, that is intent is not to raise himself up but to attempt to resurrect a dying republic from the depth of her depravity, and to re-establish the rule of law, the balance of power between the branches of Government, and to call this nation back to the God of her Forefathers. I believe Ted Cruz is the right man for the job of President of the United States of America.

Listen to you Evangelical Professing Christians!

You have this last chance to turn this nation around by electing a humble Godly leader who has real substance for a change. Who knows the Constitution backward and forwards and takes liberty very seriously. Ted understand that the reason the pilgrims came to America was to establish a new nation where they could worship freely without the Government breathing down their backs telling them what they could and could not believe, or preach from their pulpits.

They came to this land to escape religious persecution of the worst kind, and now we have reverted back to being a nation holds the Christian faith in contempt, and we have allowed our Government to become a tool of tyranny that again persecutes those who choose to follow Jesus Christ over the Government. Twice we allowed an extremely ungodly man to gain the Presidency mostly because Evangelicals stayed home, and/or believed Obama's lies and voted for him anyway.

We cannot afford to make this mistake again because we as a nation are nearing the point of no return where it will be next to impossible to save this nation from destroying itself. Think about this? Think hard about this? Can we afford to elect a self-righteous rich man from New York because of his celebrity status? Is he really running himself or running to give Hillary the win? Trump is risky business at best. Please take a hard look at this guy, don't just listen to all the flashy things he says, don't be dumb blind sheep this election season.

Friday, July 10, 2015

The State of the American Church: Part II

U.S. Supreme Court building.
In 1973, The murder of the pre-born was made legal by the Supreme Court, and in 2015 the same High Court legalized marriage for sodomites. In 2004, a man named Barrack H. Obama was elected as President of the United States, and again in 2008 he was re-elected. How are theses things possible in a land that claims to be a Christian Nation regardless of what it's leaders say? Just what kind of Christianity allows this much evil to gain this much power over the society when 80% of its population claim to be Christian?

Something is terribly wrong here is America, and with so much evil abounding in our culture it becomes very difficult to isolate the source of the problem, except it's become very clear to me through God's Word that the Church is the one responsible for this mess. Oh, did I just offend you, or make you mad by speaking the truth? There is another part of the problem today, even Church people don't want to hear the truth, they just want a nice Bible lesson on Sunday morning before they hit the Old Country Buffett, and commit the sin of gluttony.

In case you forgot what Gluttony is, it's as much a sin as homosexuality is, it is over-stuffing yourself with food, and I am just as guilty as the rest of you are of this particular sin. Let's not forget about the sin of pride that comes before a fall, and how about greed? America has a lot more greedy people in it than it does homosexuals, guaranteed.

I dare to say that the majority of the American Church is nothing more than a religious country club for the luke-warm believers to congregate, or a place for liberals to fool themselves into thinking that believing in God, and sitting in a Church building once a week will get them into Heaven. All of these people are fooling themselves into a false sense of eternal security. If they do not repent, if they are not truly born-again, they will not enter the Kingdom of God, for their names are not found written in the Lambs Book of Life.

Only a fraction of the visible Church is actually the true Church. A small remnant of believers who obey God's Word after hearing it preached. The ones who call the rest out of their comfort zone, call the Churched and the un-Churched alike to repent of their sin, and to be saved.  They stand on street corners preaching the Gospel to the lost. They stand in front of abortion clinics pleading with men and woman not to kill their babies. They Volunteer at the missions, food trucks, minister to the homeless, they prayer walk areas where there has been violence, and they stand up against evil.

They share the Gospel everywhere they go, with anyone who will talk with them. They have a burning desire to reach those who are lost without Christ, and are headed for Hell. While the bulk of professing Christians is playing it safe at home, at work, at the ball field, etc.  These people not only risk injury to themselves for the sake of the Gospel, they go out of their way  reaching those in need of the Savior.

I realize that is our modern society that life moves faster than we do, and trying to keep up is futile at best. I also realize that we need to change our priorities to be that of God's priorities. Jesus said that if we loved him we would obey his commands. Can we honestly say that we have been obedient His commands? I realize that playing ball on a team can be a positive experience for kids and good exercise for them, but teaching them the Word of God, and how to put it into action is much more important.

I wonder if the Church has any Salt and Light left in it at all? Are Christians just hanging out waiting for the Rapture to take place? I wonder exactly how many of Americas Church-goers will be actually taken up to meet the Lord in the Air? Think about this that 80% plus of Evangelical Christian has never shared their faith with anyone or led anyone to the Lord. Yet they were all ordered by Christ himself to go out and preach the Gospel, and to make disciples.

Exactly how can Christians do this when they are hold up inside their homes, or Church buildings? Sinners are not going to come to us, we must go to them. We must be creative when we evangelize the lost, the culture has changed, and the way people communicate has dramatically changed. What may have worked in the 70's does not work in 2015. The style of music has changed, even in the Church, and people are visually orientated these days, and so we use multi-media as a tool to minister to them.

Music, Dance, Art, Multimedia, and other art forms can be used to communicate Jesus Christ to the culture. Our Churches must change or they will become irrelevant, and die. In a day where some local Churches have been hemorrhaging young people, the Church must double down in their efforts to reach the younger generations, and reclaim them for Jesus Christ.

It's time for the Church to be the Church it was called to be in the first place. Persecution is not coming, it's here now!  The true followers of Jesus will be divided from the false ones now as the heat is now on, and the refiner's fires are burning ever brighter. Will you stand joyfully and endure to the end, or will you fall away and go with the crowd to do evil?

Now we will see the truth!

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

The State of the American Church 2015 - Part 1

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Most American Church-goers will refer to themselves as Christians, and profess faith in Jesus Christ, yet only two percent of them ever share their faith with anyone, and one in professing Christians murder their children by abortion. Yet I would bet that all of them believe they are going to Heaven because they believe in God and Jesus.

A large percentage of them are not truly born-again as they think they are, and the Church is to blame. Why? Because they have not truly repented, and departed from their sin. Most modern day Christian look, act, and talk just like the rest of the world, and there is no real difference between them except that they go to Church once or twice a week.

A person who has departed from their sin, or have separated from evil, should live as though they have separated from evil (wickedness).  The world should see a radical difference when they look at the Church, but what they see is a whole lot of hypocrisy coming from those who claim to know Christ. Therefore, the American Church has lost an incredible amount of credibility, and society views the Christianity as something bad that needs to be wiped out.

A section of the Church is trying to reclaim as much of the culture as they possibly can while the other parts of the Church ridicule, and demean them for trying. Another section is just lukewarm and spiritually dead, and I don't know if it's even possible to revive them or not. The Church in America is on life support, drawing its last breath. as its salt and light is pretty much done for.

The Church preached a false gospel message, a modernized gospel that has produced countless numbers of false converts, which in turn have filled the pews of many evangelical Churches. Preaching a message that Jesus Christ will bring joy and happiness into your life is a false message. Becoming a true follower of Jesus means trials and tribulations, persecution and the loss of people who once claimed to be your friend, now have become your adversaries.

Following Jesus in America has meant affluence, luxury, the pursuit of the American dream. All these things distracted Christians from doing the work God called them to do. Attending Church here is easy enough, and, for the most part, safe, while in other parts of the world they may be slaughtered at any moment for naming the name of Jesus Christ.

We've had it so nice and comfy but now things are starting to heat up, and we soon we will start seeing a separation occur between the false converts and the real ones. Persecution is the great divider as those who are false converts will become disillusioned, and embittered concerning Christianity, and walk away from the faith. This is because they were promised joy, peace, happiness, and fulfillment in Jesus Christ, and what they got was the opposite.

In other places around the globe accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior is the same as signing your death warrant, and as we have all seen this past year, they go to their deaths like sheep to the slaughter.  All down through history those who named the name of Christ were paraded into Roman coliseums to be eaten alive by hungry lions. Impaled, crucified, burned to death at the stake, beheaded, etc. Their sacrifice, however, did not pave the way for us to become lukewarm, and spiritually dead, but to use every method we can get our hands on to spread the Gospel throughout the entire earth.

Exactly what terrible fate have we in North American suffered for the cause of Christ?

Truthfully, American Christians don't have a clue about what it truly means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. Sure most go to Church religiously, pray regularly, and read their Bibles, but seem to lack true obedience the Word of God. The failure to evangelize the lost has now caught up with the Church and is about to backfire in its face. The younger generation is all but hostile to Church, Christianity, and the Gospel, and it's the Churches fault for failing to change its methodology to meet the culture, without compromising its message.

Jesus said that every follower of His must first deny himself, that means to die to self, pick up their cross, whatever God has given them to do in life, and follow him (Jesus Christ). I am afraid however that most professing Christian have not even scratched the surface of what it means to die to self and carry their cross. Without the first two points, it is impossible to truly follow Jesus Christ.

The modern Church whether traditional or contemporary are both in the same boat, however, there is a remnant of True Biblical Christianity that has managed to do the Word of the Lord, and not listen to it week to week. There are some great preachers out there that are not afraid to stomp of some toes, to say what needs to be said, and lead believers to obey God, and live our their faith.

David Platt, John Piper, Paul Washer, Ray Comfort, and my own Pastor Gary Petersen. All of these men preach with the Power of the Holy Spirit, and make me think about my walk with God, and cause me to search to be sure I am in the faith. They teach me, train me, and challenge me to do what the Word of God says to do and to live a Grace-filled life.

Preachers need to tell people the truth, that accepting Christ will make your life worse that it was before, in the sense that the Devil will now come against you with everything he has to mess you up, and you need to be well grounded in God's Word to stand against him. Following Jesus might even cost you your life on this earth, but He promises a greater life in the hereafter.

We have a duty to share the Gospel with the lost, and to do it often. We must engage this lost culture even if it means we incur injury or even death.  If the Church had not fallen into such apostasy and preached such a watered down Gospel, we would have abolished abortion long ago, and gay marriage would not be such an issue today.  Those within the Church would have truly departed from their iniquities, and the true Chruch would be much larger than it is today.

Matt 7:21-27 -   It is not everyone that says to me, 'My Lord, my Lord'', who enters the Kingdom of Heaven, but whoever does the will of my Father who is in Heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, 'My Lord, my Lord, have we not prophesied in your name, and in your name have cast out demons, and have done many mighty works in your name?' 23And then I will confess to them, 'I have never known you, remove yourselves far from me, you workers of evil.'  24Everyone therefore who hears these my words, and does them, will be likened to the wise man who built his house on solid rock. 25And the rain descended and the floods came and the wind blew, and they rushed against the house and it did not fall, for its foundation was laid on solid rock. 26And everyone who hears these my words, but does not practice them, will be likened to the foolish man who built his house on sand. 27And the rain descended and the floods came, and the wind blew, and they rushed against that house, and it fell, and its fall was great."  

Friday, June 12, 2015

Being More Like Jesus - How The Church Must Change When Dealing With Homosexuality

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I have been aware of the radical homosexual lobby for a long time, but it wasn't till this year that I now understand some things about them that I never knew before. Trolling through some of their facebook pages this morning, reading some of their comments, left me with such an empty feeling in my heart as the voice of God spoke to me very clearly saying, "see how sad, how hardened, and how deceived these people are".

As I pondered it over some more it became apparent to me that these people are under the control of the Demonic Realm, that Satan has blinded their eye's and their hearts so they cannot hear or understand the truth of the Gospel.  Their twisted view of Jesus, and what love is has been so often repeated that they have memorized the Devil's Mantra well.

How can the Church in America which has spent countless years shunning, and shaming them for their behavior now turn around and win them to Christ?  Their view of Christianity is not a positive one at all, in fact, there are many of them in the LGBT community that are all out bitter against anything to we with Jesus Christ, Church, or Christianity.

One of them told me online that their members are so sick of being shamed and made to feel like second-rate citizens by those who are supposed to be all about love, that there is a great distrust of people. They view the liberal religious people in the more orthodox Churches to be real Christians because these people accept them as they are and accept their homosexual behavior too.

Of course, we know that true followers of Jesus can never accept homosexual behavior as being normal, or good, but we must stand with the Word of God and call in what God calls it, sin.  They are right when they say that Jesus would not condemn them, and would show them love, but Jesus would also tell them to repent and come follow him.

We see two good examples to women in the Bible who were both adulteresses, and both has an encounter with Jesus. One was caught in the sexual act of adultery and dragged before Jesus by the Pharisees, the other ran into Jesus at the well as she was preparing to draw up water.  Jesus told the first woman that her sins were forgiven her, go and sin no more, and the other woman Jesus told her to drink the water he would give her (living water), and she would never thirst again.

Jesus in both cases forgave them their sins and they both went away astounded I am sure but grateful that Jesus has compassion on them, when he could have opened up the ground beneath them and swallowed them alive. Jesus showed sinners incredible mercy, and at the same time never excused their sin, but told them to stop sinning.  Jesus still shows the sinner mercy and invites them to stop sinning, and change their ways.

It's unfortunate that the modern day Church has not followed Jesus example but struck out in anger against those who cause them to feel threatened. Christian view the radical homosexuals as being predators, looking to destroy everything in their path, and while there is a some truth to that, the Christian Church in America has largely failed to reach this segment of the population. We have spent more time pushing them away when Jesus would enfold them with grace, and show them love while telling them they need to change.

The Church has also hemorrhaged a ton of young people over the years and failed to reach the younger generations for Christ, or to reclaim them for Christ. This is because the Christians in the Churches are stuck in their religious traditions and won't change to meet the needs to the younger generations. I remember my teen years in youth group with a youth pastor that hated the new Christian music we were all into. He called it questionable music and spent more time alienating us, than teaching us anything substantial.

My Pastor has stated that "the Churches need to change their methodology, but not the message".  When it comes to reaching the homosexuals with the Gospel, we really need to change our ways.  Are we just going to stand by and let countless thousands go into a Christless eternity?  Or are we going to do what is necessary to welcome the people into our Churches so they can hear the Gospel and change?  I never said compromises the message, or accept their behavior as normal, I said let them come into the Church so they can have a chance to change.

We must speak and warn sinners about impending judgment, but we must do it in a loving manner that does not chase them away. oftentimes using the Moral Law of God, the Ten Commandments works, because we have to get them lost before we can get them found. Sinners will respond to a gentle word spoken in a loving manner versus Hell Fire and Brimstone.

I also believe that Christians must fervently pray for the people in the gay community, that their spiritual eyes and ears might be opened by the Holy Spirit that they might understand the truth, and be saved.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Attention Church: Grow Some Spiritual Balls!

Upset about the idea of "Gay Marriage"?
How about abortion?
Obama who would be King?
The Sex-Trade (Slavery/Porn)?
Hollywood's Filthy TV Shows & Movies?
Rampaging Black's destroying other peoples property?
Occupy Wall Street / Entitlement Mentality

etc? etc? etc?

Do these things at least concern you, if not make you angry?

We've all heard of the slippery slope our nation was headed down, and most Christian tucked their heads in the sand while society went straight to Hell, almost literally. Our nations moral values that once held society in tact are now eroded to the point where the underpinnings, or foundation is crumbling beneath our very feet.

The Scripture warns us in Psalms 11:3 "If the foundations be destroyed, what shall the righteous do?"

If the moral and spiritual foundation upon which our nation was founded are destroyed, what remedy do we have? If the salt and light of the Church loses all of it's flavor, and light of the Gospel is snuffed out, what are we going to do? 

Evil is our society is running rampant because too many professing Christians have not taken a public stand for righteousness, and so evil has succeeded in entrenching itself so deep, that it seems we have no way to counter it, so most Christians do what they have done for most of the last century which is too huddle in their safe little Christian circles, and wait for the rapture to take them away.  

This is not what God wanted of his Church! We are too be salting the culture with Biblical Truth and Righteousness. We are too be witnessing to the lost, sharing the truth in love, and leading them to Christ. Every follower of Jesus is in fact an evangelist, who is given the charge to preach the Gospel, and win souls, but sadly enough only a small fraction of Christians every share their faith with anyone in their entire lifetimes.

The same small amount of active followers of Jesus are the same ones the speak out against unrighteousness, confront evil in society, and get the brunt of the persecution for their stand, why the rest of the Church is cozy and comfy in their air-conditioned, Christianized country-clubs, drinking lattes while listening to a feel-good message, then leaving the same as when they arrived. Many Churches in America have the appearance of being Bible-Preaching Churches, but lack the spiritual power that comes from the presence of the Holy Spirit actively moving in their midst.

I am not saying all Churches must change and become Charismatic, or Pentecostal. I am saying that we need to be truly Biblical in every way, not just in word, but deed also. Our nation is drawing it's last breath of freedom, as the enemies of America are pulling the plastic bag of socialism over the head & face of lady liberty.  Are you waking up yet? You must stand and fight in the power of God against the demonic manifestations that are taking us down, further every day.

The Church must rise, and by that I mean in the Power of the Holy Spirit against all ungodliness in this nation. By rising I mean humbling ourselves before God, asking him to cleanse our hearts, and our hands, that we might be pure before him, and able to be mightily used by Him.  Failure to humble ourselves now will result in Christians in this nation being persecuted as we can't even imagine, not unlike our brothers and sisters in Communist China, or some other nation that is hostile to the Gospel.

If you think that it cannot happen here you better reconsider your opinion, because it can and will happen here, unless the Lord sees fit to come and take away his Bride, but then again 50% of you that fill the pews week too week are not truly born-again. If you have no desire to reach the lost, study God's Word, Pray in the Power of the Spirit, you better examine yourself to see if your really saved or not.

Those of you who are saved better grow a pair in a hurry because crunch time has arrived, and all Hell is breaking loose in this nation while the luke-warm faithful continue to sleep in the light. Come our from your dead Christianity and obey the Word of God!  Come out from your daily routine of having daily devotions, and getting little from it, if anything!  Reading God's Word and agreeing with what it says, then not acting upon it is sinful in itself. 

It's time for the Church to change, it's time for the Church to Grow Some Spiritual Balls!  

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

False Fire v.s. Real Fire

God spoke to me today about a very important subject that is going to make a whole lot of Church-goers angry. The Holy Spirit spoke in His still small voice and said to me write about this -"False Fire", the false manufactured excitement in place of an actual move of the Spirit of God. Mainly, because the Spirit of God is not present, and working in many local Churches today. They lack the Power of God while having the appearance of being Christian. 

They serve in their communities, reaching out to the lost, they may even see a few Salvation's over time, but still there is an overall apathy among the people because their hearts are divided between the things of this world, and the things of God. They don't read their Bibles, they don't pray as they ought too, and then they wonder why they never hear from God.   

Speaking of False Fire, I came across a common practice in many Charismatic/Pentecostal Churches where they hold classes too teach people how to speak in tongues. Excuse me, but if the gift of tongues is truly a gift from the Holy Spirit of God, why in the world would anyone have to take a class to learn how to speak in tongues?  I'll tell you why? False Fire!

If the Spirit of God was really moving as they believe He is, these people would automatically begin to speak in another known language, but because they can't always count on God to come through and produce this when they desire it too happen, they will teach you how to form the syllables, and put them together properly, so you can speak in tongues, and appear to be as Holy as every one else they have taught to do the same thing.

Talk about Holy Smoke and Mirrors!

If we took a hard enough look the Charismatics and Pentecostals are as spiritually apathetic as their tamer counterparts in the mainline Evangelical Churches are.  Ask the average Church member when the last time they shared their faith with someone outside of their Church? Or When was they last time to led someone to Christ?  The answer will not be a good one, in fact most Evangelicals and Protestants have never witnessed to an unbeliever, nor led anyone to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ in their entire lives.

OH but they have spoken in tongues! They have been baptized in the Holy Ghost! They believe they are going to Heaven someday, yet have never obeyed God's Word to preach the Gospel to the lost, let alone ever gone out and stood in front of an abortion clinic and tried to save the life of a pre-born child, and save the mothers from becoming murderers in the site of God. 

The Bibles declares that obedience is better than sacrifice.  We are eager to make a sacrifice of worship and praise to God, but too share our faith with a neighbor, or a co-worker? Christians today are afraid of what other people will think of us if we tell them that we are Christians, and share the Gospel with them. Are we afraid to offend people? 

Wouldn't it be much better to have offended someone in order to share Christ with them, and call them to repentance before God, rather than never confront them with the truth, and someday watch as they are tossed into the fires of God's anger and wrath?

Do we not realize that we are responsible for rebuking and reproofing others who are sinning? If we do not do so, their blood will be on our hands on the day of judgement. In other words, we will be held responsible to their eternal demise. This is not a pretty picture!

I've seen many Churches where the leadership must constantly devise new ways to keep people pumped up, and excited about Church, so they will keep coming week after week.  Again this is because the majority of the Churches in America lack the true Power of God moving and working in them. This may be because they Pastor does not spend enough time in prayer himself, or is just so busy he does not have time to slow down long enough too develop a true hunger for God himself.

We know that many Church-goers are lazy and apathetic when it comes to the true spiritual things of God. There seems too be a lack of true hunger and thirst for God amongst many Christians, and this is issue. The Pastors are cowards who won't speak out about certain issues that they ought to be addressing from their pulpits (hell, judgment, sin,  The Churches are full of spiritually powerless people being led by spiritually powerless preachers too afraid to preach the truth for fear of losing their jobs, their pensions, etc.

What we need in our Churches in America is the people to wake up spiritually, get a hunger for God, allow God to break their hearts for what breaks His, so they will begin to beg God to send them true revival.  
Revival begins in the heart of a single believer, or small group of believers who are willing to step out in faith, allow God to prune them, and break them so that they become extremely sensitive to the voice of the Spirit of God, and are ready to embrace His move. 

We need to quench the false fire, and allow the real fire of the Spirit of God to come manifest itself in our lives, and watch it spill out into the local Churches, and revival breaks out! Quit creating false excitement in the Church and start cultivating the real fire of God. Bring back the Power of God into the Churches that we might reap a harvest in these very last days.

Revival is a wild fire that spreads like a forest fire, consuming everything it's path, as the wind of the spirit blows it in the direction God wants it too go. Revival is not a bunch of people running around and screaming in weird tongues, dancing, shouting, barking like dogs, etc. Revival is God's people who have been broken, on theirs faces before God in all humility, begging God to move in their midst. Dear Lord Send us Revival! 

Revival requires us too have desperation of heart and soul, we must have a spiritual hunger for God and His Word, spending time in prayer, talking with God, being intimate with Him in a honest relationship, day by day.  Just as a man who has been walking through the hot dry desert longs for a drink of cool clear water, so we should long for a drink of the Spirit of God. 

Hungering and Thirsting for God and His Righteousness is the state that every Christian should be in, but sadly very few are. Is this what God meant when he said "and few there be that find it"?  We know that few actually seek after him, and this leads me too believe that the possibility exists that the larger portion of the Church may be unsaved, the religiously lost with a false sense of security. 

That would be just like Satan to trick masses of well meaning Church people into believing they are going to Heaven, when they are actually going to Hell. If we remain content with false fire in our lives, and in our Churches, we will never see a move of God in this nation again.

Let us examine ourselves to be sure that we are truly in the faith, and that we are pure in heart before God, with no known sin on our conscious. Let us request of the Lord that he prune from our lives the dead branches that are choking out the work of His Spirit, so that we start to produce good healthy fruit for His Kingdom.    

Thursday, October 16, 2014

How would Jesus Respond to the Lesbian Mayor of Houston TX?

Seriously, while I do not agree with the Government on any level ordering the Church around, or monitoring what it preached from it's pulpits, often the response towards those who are the enemies of Christ, and His Church are not given in a Christ like manner.

The Mayor of Houston, Texas and her City Attorneys issue subpoenas ordered several Pastors to send in copies of their sermons to the mayors office for review, plus certain emails. I am not sure what set this off, some had suggested previous legal action by these Pastors against the City of Houston pertaining to the HERO Law (Human Equal Rights Law), a law that would give special rights to those who practice deviant sexual relations.

I understand the Constitutional aspects of the issue, but I also understand the Biblical response that those who name the Name of Christ ought to be displaying.  What did Jesus say about how we should react towards those who hate us, despise us,  mistreat us, or even persecute us? I've read many hateful comments aimed at the Mayor of Houston, and the Holy Spirit told me to rebuke the people for piling evil upon evil, when God said to "overcome evil with good!"

I'm going to let God's Word speak for itself, this is how Jesus would respond!

Matthew 5 : 9-11 - " Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. "Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.…

Luke 6:35 - "Love your enemies! Do good to them."

Luke 6:27 - "But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,"

Matt. 5:44 - "But I say to you, love your enemies and bless the one who curses you, and do what is beautiful to the one who hates you, and pray over those who take you by force and persecute you."

1 Peter 3:9 - "And you should not repay a person evil for evil, neither insults for insults; but to the contrary of these things, give blessings, for you are called to this, that you would inherit blessing."

Romans 12:14 - "Bless your persecutors; bless and do not curse."

Talk about counter-culture!  This is not only counter culture but counter natural human nature itself!

If even half the professing so-called Church-going Christians would obey God's Word, and Do what it say's and not just listen to it and agree with it, our society would be transformed by the Power of God. Those who walk in the Spirit of God have the power within them to overcome the natural impulses of their flesh, and rise above it to respond in a Christ-like fashion.

We are supposed to be the Salt and Light in this culture, and I wonder sometimes is most of the saltiness is gone from the American Church? In Luke 10:3 God say's to us “Go; behold, I am sending you as sheep among wolves.”.  We all know that wolves eat sheep, but Christ was a lamb sent too us for us, that we might see His example, and follow it. 

Matt 10:16 -......... be therefore crafty as snakes and innocent as doves.”

In other words we are too be subtle, prudent, yet simple people. Innocent and above reproach. We are living in perilous times. Let your response to the Mayor of Houston be filled with the Grace of our Lord, so that we may not appear as a bunch of hateful Bible thumpers, but as people who love God and show forth his love even in the face of opposition.  We can respectfully disagree with her without being rude, and abusive. We must let our light shine forth among men so they will know we are true children of God.

Jesus would call her to repent and believe the Gospel, and we should do the same, but we are too speak it in love, not in condemnation.  Homosexuality is no worse a sin or abomination than adulterery, fornication, lying, stealing, etc,  We all sinned many times over, but there is a difference because who are in Christ have been freely justified by faith, and God no longer holds our sins against us.  

The potential of the rapture occurring in the near future is NO excuse to be lazy, or not to obey the Word of God. We are not people who just hear the Word of the Lord, but act upon it, live it out on a daily basis as we walk humbly before our God. In closing let me share one more verse of Scripture with you I hope will bless you and cause you to be all the more filled with the Grace of God.

Philippians 2:15 -  "so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world." 

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