Monday, August 27, 2012

MERCY: God’s Last Hour

America God has shed His mercy and grace on you. The mercy and love of our God has been extended to America for over two hundred years and to all of mankind for thousands of years. There is no way the human race (we humans) could service without His mercy and divine love. We see it over and over again in the lives of the people here on this earth. How could we survive without God’s Mercy? Who knows how much longer God’s mercy will be in this sinful world. Will His grace last forever, will it stop soon,will we see a spiritual awakening from our Lord in theses last days? If you look at world conditions and what the Bible has to say about it We all know that Jesus is coming soon and He will take His people home. Even so come Lord Jesus. The question is will God’s mercy still be here for those that are left behind? By God’s mercy America has been brought through many conflicts.  People turned to God in prayer and He answered their prayers, but when it was all said and done, when the conflict was over many turned their back on our God. There will be great sorrow in the hearts and souls of many people when they realize and come to the fact that they have been left behind.images
I would not be a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ and I would be guilty in my duty as a Christian {as well as many other Christians} if I did not speak out as to what  is laid on my heart by our Lord Jesus Christ. This is a time when human society is more broken up and crying for peace than ever before. There are mores killings, more terror attacks, more suicide bombings , and more wars than ever before in the history of the world. Let me speak quiet frankly and openly about this. There has been many plans for world peace put into place, one after the other but none of them has worked and never will work. A lot of people will put their trust in the United Nations, but not God. Their plans  are all hopeless because they have left out the true peace maker. They have left Christ out of the picture. The only peace that this word will ever know or have will be when the prince of peace, Jesus Christ comes back to this earth to reign. The only one peace that is in today’s world is the peace in the hearts of Jesus’ followers. That is a peace which is by human standards passes all understanding. Oh what perfect peace when you live in the shelter of His arms. What peace when you know the Savior! Do you know Him! It is happening all around us and the evidence of this reality can be observed in the attitudes and actions of people everywhere. Our Maker has been forgotten! This is not a new problem and I am not the first ones to observe this troublesome reality
With the similarity and likeness of the pass world before us, the plain clear Word of God and His teachings are are plainly revealed to us and surely show us the warnings of all the prophecies found in the Holy Bible. People will not listen or believe. They are unfolding before our eyes, even as I write this article. It is so plain anybody can understand if they wanted to. The spirit of lawlessness and anarchy is not limited to any one country in general. This lawlessness is spreading all over the world. We can see the threatening and gloomy forecast for the future. We can listen to it everyday on the television, on the radio, or see it on the internet. In the past the people always feared the Lord. The messages and prophecies of His servants caused most people to tremble and take notice . When the streets of Nineveh heard Jonah’s cry: “forty days and Nineveh will be overthrown” {Jonah 3:4} On that day there was nobody there, including the king, that treated Jonah’s message with contempt or disbelief. Boy how this world has changed! The unbelief in the people of today has never been more insolent and defiant than it is now.
One of the big troubles is this: All over the world there is a overwhelming absence of faith in God and His government. A government that would satisfy the soul of any man. People have become cold and their hearing has become dull. The are millions on this earth that are atheist or they just do not believe in anything. God is not in their thoughts, deeds, or actions at all.  These kind of signs of apostasy is foreshadowed and predicted in Bible prophecies. But people still do not believe. As this world {as we know it} approaches its end people need to realize the real cause for all the problems. What has caused all this never ending conflict and trouble? The scriptures has the answer. “The Lord has a controversy with the nations” {Jeremiah 25:31} That one scripture has explained the history of this world, past, present, future and it can and will put a great light on the future of this earth and the events that are still to take place. For people to try to think out the mystery of the past condition and the future of this world without this truth is not possible. It just can not be done. The controversy is between right and wrong. It is the sin problem. Sin has been and always will be the cause of controversy between our creator and man.
“Light is come into the world and men loved darkness rather than light” {John 3:19} As a result of all this commotions that rocks this old world today time is running out. The world is really at war with God. It is at war with his truth, His Holiness. his justice, his purpose, His law, and his people on this earth. I want to leave you with this final thought. “WE ARE LIVING IN GOD’S FINIAL and last hour of mercy. The clock is running out and time will be no more. 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Line In The Sand

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Jesus said, “He that is not with Me, is against Me.” (Matthew 12:30).

When Jesus made the statement: “He that is not with Me, is against Me.” He drew a line in the sand and set it in cement forever more the importance the choice of loving Him and His teachings. All our life we have choices to make. What kind of automobile to drive, what kind of clothes to wear, what to watch on TV, where to live, to go here or to go there and the list could go on and on. But very soon the American people will have a greater choice to make. One that will make this country great again or turn it into “THE DARKEST HOUR” of its history.  Yes I’m talking about evil or good, right or wrong, To get to the point I’m talking about the upcoming elections. It is plain as day that the forces of good and evil are lining up to do battle.

Seldom does this writer talk about political issues and religious issues at the same time, but I would not being doing justice to the Christian faith and to the  millions of Christians that are about to take part in the upcoming elections. There is a line being drawn in the sand and choices will have to be made. Although it will be for who the America people want to guide us for the next four years, it goes way beyond that.  Many times, in the past, we have heard “America is at a cross roads”. Today, at this very hour, she is most surely at that crossroad. This year the American people will choose between the two parties (Republican or Democrat) to lead our country into the future. But there is a greater choice that will be made in this upcoming election. We must choice on that day, as we vote, who we, as Americans will serve. Will it be God or will it be Baal?  If you are a true born again Christian, who believes in the teachings found in the Holy Bible, there is but one way to vote. We must think about the word of God and how that “BOOK” stands on the issues that are facing the American people. It is our duty to vote for; “What saith God!” Not necessarily  for one party or the other party.

God’s people {The true believers} are no fence sitters. They are founded on that solid rock, “Christ Jesus” and will follow him. If we, as Christians follow the Bible and use it as a guide we can easily see how we must vote if we are to be true to our Savior. There is no half way, or sitting on the fence about His teaching and on that solid rock we must stand. All other is sinking sand. We will all give an account some day for what we did or did not do. So I ask my fellow Christians; “What are you prepared to do?” It is time to make our voices heard and be counted for His Glory. Just like the three Hebrew children we must make a stand. In their day it was making a choice to not serve a false God. They said; “…….we will not serve your Gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.” {Daniel 3:12} We, as Christians, have a choice to make in this upcoming election. That choice is is to stand up for what is right in God’s eyes. The Bible does teach us to obey, honor and pray for those in authority over us {Romans 13:1-7} {1Timothy 2:1-2} {1Peter2:13-17} But our first duty is to God. We are to obey what our Lord called the greatest commandment - "to love the one true God with all our heart, soul,mind, and strength” {Matthew 22:37-38} {Deuteronomy 6:5} If you really stop and think what these verses are saying, not only does this mean we are not to honor or worship any false Gods it also means and includes giving priority to His teachings in our lives. There must be true obedience to God and His commandments. Obedience is better than sacrifice. People think that we live in a pick and choose world where they can pick what they want to believe in and what they do not want to believe in.If you serve God You will keep all His commandments and teachings.

We have one party that promotes homosexuals, same sex marriages, Gay rights {it will be part of their platform at their convention}, the killing of unborn babies on demand, and many other ungodly things. Their leader has made statements that go against God. For example their leader {Barrack Obama} said that parts of the Bible are not for today. He has stood publicly and made fun of certain scriptures in the Bible while at other times he has quoted from other non Christian books like the Karan. He has stated that the greatest sound in the morning is the sound you hear when Muslims are called to prayer. So what is he? A Christian or a Muslim. We have, also the fact this leader is the most anti-Israeli president we have ever had in elective office. None of these things are showing much love for God and teachings. Obama and his party are popular because of all the free handouts and empty promises that are based on lies. Some even think that he is the messiah and he is called by many; “THE BLACK MESSIAH”  It is a shame that some professing Christians, after reading and knowing what the Word of God says would align their self with this man or his party. “They will believe a lie and be damned” I pray for these people that they would come back to God and His teachings! Some professing Christians will vote for him because of the color of his skin. Where will that leave them when the Books are open on judgment day?

What do we have in the other party? The majority of this party has had a “WAKENING”. Most of them have turned from their slumber and want a turning around of our nation. Not only for the economy and other things, but for the renewing of our relationship with the creator and His laws and teaching. We have a man named Mitt Romney who wants to be the leader of our nation that professes Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. He might not be a Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, Pentecostal, or some other religion that you belong to, but with his mouth he has confessed Christ as the Savior of the world! He and his party are pro Israel, against the killing of unborn babies. Their platform, at their convention does not include rights for homosexuals or gay rights. If we do not vote for him it is a vote for Obama and that “DARKEST HOUR”

Jesus Christ and His teachings is not one of many ways to God as some would have you to believe, nor is he the best of several ways. He is the only way.” Christ is the way unchanging; He is the truth infallible; He is the life everlasting. The Bible is not outdated. It is still a lamp to guide us and forever our Lord’s Word is settled in Heaven. Jesus is the way that you might be saved. He is the truth that you might be sure. He is the life that you might be satisfied. He is the Living Water! It is no political party or some phony great leader that promises you the world that will satisfy your soul.

Finally I’m not telling you to vote for the Democrats or the Republicans. This is how some will take this article. I’m telling you, straight up, if you are a follower of Jesus The Christ then you must vote for what thus says the Lord. The line in the sand, which side of it are you on?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ever So Quietly




     The Persecuted Church: Did you know  there are thousands of Christian Churches in countries, all over this world today, that are denied the freedom of worship. The people in authority will arrest  believers for gathering together to worship Christ? Yes that is true. There is no freedom of religion in a lot of countries today, like we enjoy that wonderful freedom here. A freedom not many citizens take advantage of or even think about. Imagine living in a country where you, as a Christian, will answer the door at your dimly lit house and ever so quietly invite other Christians in. You then make sure no one was followed, as they come into your house. Everybody then, ever so quietly, goes down to the basement where all the windows are closed and painted over, so no intruder or uninvited guest can look inside. You and the people that are gathered together then sing gospel songs from the depths of your heart, ever so quietly.  the preacher delivers his sermon, ever so quietly. Then everybody prays,  ever so quietly. Then everybody worships the Lord,  ever so quietly. The preacher reads from an old Bible as everyone gathers around, ever so quietly. The congregation only dare to have one Bible at a time in the worship service. Then the service being ended your Christian friends go up the stairs from the basement and go out the door cautiously and ever so quietly.  This is how some of our brothers and sisters worship the Lord in other countries. What a saddening thought.  In those countries there is no piano music, no organ music, no Church bells ringing to proclaim church is about to start. In fact there are no churches except in secret meetings places such as the basement above. The buildings that once served as churches in these countries are setting empty or being used for something else.
We as Christians, who live in America, are so blessed because we still have the freedom of worship that we can call on the name of the Lord, but yet it is time for us to set watchmen over the land. More and more of our religious freedoms are taking from us as time goes by, most of the time it is Satan using the very people, who call their self Christians, that we elect to public office to make changes for us. This country was founded many years ago on Christian Principles, but every so slowly, ever so quietly the leaders in our land are taking away our Christian liberties. Liberties that just a few years ago where common placed through out the land. During the past fifty years we have seen The Ten Commandments taken from our court rooms, Bibles, Bible reading, and prayer, removed from the class room in our schools, and manger scenes are no longer allowed in Christmas displays, no more Christmas songs that tell about the birth of our Savour are allowed to be sung in school or public buildings . Preaching that homosexuality is a sin from behind the pulpit now is, or soon will be, called a hate crime. We now have thousands of unborn babies being legally murdered in this country every year and they call it "planned parenthood" or "birth control". In God's eyes it is murder.
In all their wisdom, some people,  have now elected a president who has stated that we are no longer a Christian Nation. That should send up alarm bells to all true born again Christians, no matter what their race, age, or gender are. The president elect stated that we are a nation of Muslims, Christians, Hindus, and Buddhist. The last part of the statement he made is correct. It is true there are  more and more, diverse religions in our country and they are growing bigger and stronger everyday, yielding more and more influence in our government, but the first part of the statement our president elect made is wrong. We are {still} a Christian nation. This country was founded on Christianity, in other words Christ Jesus, The Solid Rock! On That Solid Rock our country has stood, believed in, and fought for, for over two hundred years . All the other is sinking sand! This nation was founded on the Christian Principles that are found in God's Holy Word. Turning from that Solid Rock will bring total destruction to this country.
Some of you who read this article might not agree with me on what I'm about to say. Some  might think that I'm carrying this to far. If we do not watch and pray most earnestly for this nation and our Christian beliefs then we too in the very near future will be having our church services ever so quietly