Thursday, December 5, 2013

As For My House

O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy. (Habakkuk 3:2)

Habakkuk knew that God was going to discipline the people of Judah for their sins and he also knew it was not going to be a good experience. The people turned from God and they were about to reap what they sowed. Habakkuk did not ask for the discipline to be removed but instead he asked for mercy and help from the Lord. He interceded for the people. He knew that they had to reap what they sowed but he prayed for God to have mercy. What a great man of God! What love that he had in his heart for the sinful people of that time!

Just as Habakkuk knew that God was going to discipline His people in that day, as Christians living in America in today’s world, we must know and realize that God will do the same in this age also. America will reap what she has sown. America as a whole cannot condone abortions or homosexuality as a life style and expect God to turn His head. America has turned her back on the One that made her a truly great nation and a leader of the free world. We have removed God from our schools, our court rooms, and from every part of our society. We have homosexuals behind some of the pulpits in our churches, we have homosexuals being married in our churches, and also joining our churches as members. Sin is not being preached anymore.


Do not think that nothing is going to happen or judgment from God will not come because it will. All through the Bible judgment came to countries that rebelled against God. America is no different.

As Habakkuk pleaded in his day in his day for the Lord to revive His work so should we plead and ask for Him to revive His work in our nation and in our people. Our nation needs God to survive. God’s judgment is coming on America soon because her sins are mounting up. Those of us that pray must intercede for God’s mercy on our nation and ask for our country to be restored. The answer is a simple one. It is the same as it was thousands of years ago. “
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray , and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV)
Famine, war, disobedience, plagues, and sickness are coming to America and she had better wake up.
I will soon reach my sixty eighth birthday and I have never seen America in the shape that it is in. What was sin 50 years ago and hid in the closets and bedroom of sinners is now in the open and called another life style.
The Cross and the meaning behind it is lost to most Americans. They live in a world without God and they will soon pay the price. Political Correctness is damning our country.
Although the fig tree shall not blossom , neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail , and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength (Habakkuk 3: 17-18)



Wednesday, November 13, 2013

When I See The Blood

 



And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye [are]: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy [you], when I smite the land of Egypt.

Without a doubt this has to be one of the most single over looked verses in the whole Bible, but one of the most important scripture in the whole Bible. It was not the self worthiness of the Hebrews, it was their faith in that blood. God did not say “when I see you, or, when I see your good works”, or “When I see how much money you have”, or when I see you being baptized in water or “When I see how important you are” nor did He say, “when I see where you go to church”, but He said “When I see the blood” 

Has the blood being applied to the door post of your heart? Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow? Are you washed in the blood of the lamb? Applying the Blood of Christ to your life is a very important matter just as it was for the Hebrews when they were in Egypt. The blood applied to the door post meant that the Hebrew’s faith and their trust were in the blood of that Lamb. The blood that was applied then, was meant to be a token of the ONE to come, a symbol of the one who would redeem mankind by the shedding of His life Blood. The Hebrews in that day were facing many hardships (as we are today) by the hands of the Egyptians. You do not have to read between the lines to see the hunger, hardship, sickness, and the poor quality of life that the Hebrews (God’s Children) were facing, and just the plain brutality of their Egyptian masters. The Hebrews had a hard life. But deliverance came! It was when they applied the blood.

It did not matter if the house was new, old, large, or small. The blood had to be applied to the door post. It did not matter how far they could trace their lineage back or if it was perfect, or they went to the synagogue often, or what religious ceremonies they took part in. All that mattered was applying that blood. The Hebrews may have not known much or understood of what was taken place, but this one thing they did know, if they were to be safe that night, the blood had to applied and that was all that mattered. The Blood of the lamb and the word of the Lord formed the foundation of the Hebrews peace and safety that night. All that were under the cover of that blood were made safe, just as it is now for all that are saved and under the cover of the precious blood of Jesus.

This story takes us to the very heart and true meaning of Christianity. It is the story and true meaning of the cross. We, as Christians, must see our full redemption in the blood of Jesus because our full redemption rest in that precious Blood. Our simple forgiveness of sin rest on that. We either trust it or we do not trust it.

If our nation wants deliverance, from the evil that has come upon it, then it should take a page out of the history that is found here. We must look to Jesus. The one who died on Calvary, long ago, and shed His Blood that we might be saved. We must apply the blood of Christ to our hearts and to the door post all across America, in our homes, schools, government buildings, our churches, because it is nothing but the blood of Jesus that can save us. What can wash away the sins of this nation? Nothing but the Blood of Jesus!
Here is how you, this nation, and I can be safe and secure with all that alarms us. We can read in Revelations 12:11 this: “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” We overcome Satan by the blood of the lamb! The blood on the door post was evidence of the Hebrews faith in that they were commanded to do it and they did it without question. To most people this would be a laugh, a joke, a fairy tail, But to a servant of God it means everything. That is the mindset of most people today. We can read in 1 Cor. 1:18 This: For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

There were nine other plagues that befell Egypt and yet the Hebrews were still held captive by the Egyptians . Why was the last plague any different? It was different because it struck at the very heart of the Egyptian empire. You might ask how does all this tie into our present day problems that we have in this country and our salvation? We have had, in the last few years great floods that killed thousands and destroyed thousands of homes. Remember the Gulf Coast? We have had terrorist attacks on our cities that have killed thousands, we are experiencing a great recession that some are even calling a depression, earthquakes on the west coast, and many other disasters that have never been as bad, there is a very high unemployment rate, no work, people going hungry, but yet this country is still rebellious and rejects God. This is in no way a “Dooms Day” thought, but it is a warning to be ready. Soon there will be things that will strike at the very heart of this country. Make sure that you have the Precious Blood of the Lamb applied to your heart.

What ever the plague may be it will come and it may not take the first born as in Moses time but it will be just as bad and devastating. The only remedy is the “shed blood of the lamb of God”, His Son. It is the only remedy for sin. It is that the shed blood of Christ that gives perfect peace, divine righteousness, purges the conscience, and gives us our right and our title to receive all the joys, and glories of heaven. What a great feeling. What a great God.

You can believe it or not, but as for me and my house we will serve the Lord. It was good enough for my mother and father, uncles and aunts and it is good enough for me. What can wash away my sins (and yours) nothing but the blood of Jesus.










Thursday, November 7, 2013

Bible Prophecy

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And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. (Genesis 6:5)

...'But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. (Matthew 24:37-39)

A person could ask what it was like in the days of Noah and all he would have to do is look around and see the same things are going on in the world today. Just look around and see for yourself. Wickedness is everywhere! Any true follower of Jesus Christ can truly see we are living in the time which our Lord talked and prophesied about. A time when the world would be in the same state as it was in the time of Noah. Soon the true followers Of Christ will be taken up out of this world and we will be saved from what is to come. Just as Noah found grace in the eyes of God so shall true believers find grace in the eyes of God.

The world for the most part has turned their backs on God and soon will reap the benefits of that decision. God will give everyone a chance to turn to Him with all their hearts, but if they choose to ignore the promptings of the Holy Spirit and the warnings found in God's Word, then His spirit will be withdrawn and how true will the verse become that says ... 'He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.' (Revelation 22:11) People need to know that once the door to God’s mercy is closed, they who are holy will remain holy, and they who are filthy will remain filthy. How a tree falls so shall it lay.

Today, we find the majority of people in the world choosing the 'broad way' that leads to destruction, because the way to eternal life is too narrow for them. They say that you don't need to keep God's Commandments. The president of the United States said in a speech we are no longer a Christian nation and also in the same speech said some of the Bible is not for today. That is the first mistake because God changes not and forever His word is settled in Heaven. What was good for America room her beginning suddenly is no longer wanted. God have mercy on the people in America and turn them from their sinful ways.

Some leaders will tell you that we can worship God any way we like. They say that it is ok to like the things of this world. They will tell you that we need to include people from different faiths. We have Christians and Muslims worshiping in the same church and say they are worshipping the same god. Not So ! They will tell you that it is ok for homosexuals to take part in and lead church worship. Abortion (murder) has run ramped with millions of unborn babies being killed in the mother’s womb every year. Government leaders and many preachers from behind the pulpit say many things that are clearly contrary to the Word of God. Why is this? It is because these people walk after the flesh rather than the Spirit. Most people in today’s world have closed their hearts to the pleading and guiding of the Holy Spirit and they are heading for destruction. The continual indulgence in sin that existed in Noah's day exists today and even worse. Most people in the United States depend on their government to provide everything for them and some people even call the president “The messiah”. They have believed a lie and will be damned if there is no repentance. We need to look to God from whom our help comes from.

People who lived in Noah’s day disregarded the warnings from Noah and went on in their sinful lives as if nothing was going to happen. This is the same condition that we find in this world today. God's true people (the followers of Jesus Christ) around the world are forewarning and telling the rest of this world that the Day of Judgment is coming, and that all people should turn to God, repent and obey God by keeping His commandments. The majority of people are ignoring the warning signs, just like in the days of Noah. Most people are too blinded by the pleasures of this world to be able to read the signs of the time and to take heed God’s warning.

Are the professing Christians in this world studying Bible prophecy? Are the ministers behind the pulpits teaching prophecy? The answer is for the most part is no. Very few Christians are interested in Bible prophecy, and very few are searching the scriptures daily to find out the truth. Many are deceived into thinking that God's grace covers their living in sin. They will be in for a surprise.

Let us remember this, only 8 people were saved in the days of Noah, and Jesus said that only few will be saved in the end ......'Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.' Matthew 7:14

Oh I want to see Him, to look upon His face, There to live to live forever with the one who saved me by His grace!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Destroyed From Within

By Bill Patchett

In the 1960′s the leader of the soviet Union, Nikita Kruchev, said,“Russia does not have to destroy America with missiles; America will be destroy from within.” Maybe he knew something that we should have known. This was an evil man who was the leader of an evil country, but what he said was correct. He might have been looking at it in a different way than this article is about put forth but his statement was 100 percent correct.
America has the mightiest army in the world, but is still on a fast downward spiral and the answer to this problem is not a mighty army or a mighty navy or is it political. Neither the Republicans nor the Democrats have the answer. The deceiver in the White House does not have the answer although many people see him as their savior. The answer to America’s problems is spiritual. The people of America need to turn back to God and follow his laws and commandments.
Engraved on the wall of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. are these words by our third president: “God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.” If America does not turn back to God, then I fear that judgment is certainly coming. People will reap what they sow.
In past generations the family unit, was and still are to this day the building blocks of this great country. Years ago Biblical values were taught in the home and when the church doors were open they went as a family. The school systems recognized God by prayer and Bible reading before the start of classes. Most of this generation of Americans and the family unit of today do not know God. In fact they know nothing about God. God has been taken out of the schools and has been replaced by violence and people ask; “If there is a God why does he allow all the violence in schools?” The answer is Mary’s Lamb is not allowed in school anymore.
We have leaders in congress that have never been to church or even cracked a Bible let along knowing the Lord Jesus Christ. We have a president in the White House that claims to be a Christian but his actions say otherwise and that is not judging. (You shall know them by their fruits) America is turning her back on God. God’s laws that Americans have upheld and observed for generations are being thrown to the curb by a new generation that profess God, but of a truth know him not. A person who passes laws Okaying abortions, and recognizing homosexuals as a different life style does know God, because in God’s eyes both are sin. Wow to them that call good evil and evil good!
The loss of our freedom is less than a generation away. The very next generation will be the generation that knows not God at all. In my opinion the coming of Jesus and the rapture of the church (the true saints of God) is at the door. Even so come Lord Jesus!




Sunday, September 29, 2013

I Was Young And Now I’m Old But The Anchor Holds

I have journeyed through the long, dark night out on the open sea By faith alone Sight unknown And yet His eyes were watching me The anchor holds Though the ship is battered The anchor holds Though the sails are torn I have fallen on my knees As I faced the raging seas The anchor holds In spite of the storm I’ve had visions I’ve had dreams I’ve even held them in my hand But I never knew They would slip right through Like they were only grains of sand I have been young But I am older now And there has been beauty That these eyes have seen But it was in the night Through the storms of my life Oh, that's where God proved His love to me

I was sitting here thinking about my life in the past feeling sad, blue, and down in the dumps when I heard Jimmy Swaggard sing “The Anchor Holds” and what a blessing that was for me to hear that song. It gave me much comfort.
I was born in the year 1946. The old ship that I have been sailing on, upon the seas of life, is by the grace of God still sailing. The Lord has never faltered or failed me. I give God all the Glory for that. During my life time I have gone through many trails, heart aches, dangers, toils, and snares. During my journey I have realized that I was not alone. And all I can do is just sail on until my journey comes to its end. When that journey is over I will see Jesus and I will step onto that Heavenly shore to receive my eternal reward. Until that happens the Anchor still holds! I never knew where that old ship would take me and I still don’t know where the old ship will take me, but I know where that ship will end up in the end because the anchor still holds!
All through my life I have been tossed around on the sea of life. I have always had hardships and at times not a very pleasant life. One minute the seas of my life would be as smooth as a glass and the very next minute, the waves of this life would roll, the winds of adversity, hardships, and difficulty would blow, and it always seemed that I would lose control. Some people may say that they are the master of their own destiny but just like me they are not. Jesus is the Master of the sea. We do not have control over the storms that come our way in this life. During my life time I have come to realize that completely, but I have also come to realize that the Anchor still holds.
I have been sick many times in my life, I have had a heart attack, I have a stent in my heart, I have been in car accidents, I have lost two loving grandmothers, a mother, and face the fact that my 87 year old father might not be here on this earth much longer, but the anchor still holds. I have been through many heart aches and disappointments in my life, but the anchor still holds. I have been through marriages that were in God’s eyes to last till death do us part but ended in hurtful disappointment. I have always wanted a home, but only had a house, but the Anchor still holds.
It took me years to finally realize that no matter what I do on this earth it will not keep me from facing the storms of life that will surely come my way. Nothing in this world is certain except for the uncertainty of what is coming next. Only God knows what is coming next.
I’m glad that I have found an anchor for my ship called life. It is an Anchor that I can place all of my trust in, and one that I can rely upon, to keep me safe in the stormy seas of my life. That anchor is none other than Jesus Christ, the Rock of all ages. I know that anchor will always hold.
Through my life my anchor has not been in the soft sand, the easy life, or the things of this world, nor has it been attached to a false hope of security or any earthly person. My Anchor is steadfast; it is fixed firmly and securely in the Rock of Ages, the Lord Jesus Christ, who never changes. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. My life is anchored on the end and attached to something that will never move, never change and never let go. He is always there with his hand out stretched, because the Anchor still holds.
I know that even as a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ I will encounter the storms of life. It is not a question of if they will come, but rather when they come. That is a given fact. I have lost jobs, faced a divorce more than once, and many of my love ones have died leaving me hurt. One day there will be no more stormy seas for me to sail because the Anchor still holds.







Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Truth Of The Matter

clip_image002And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. (Genesis 16:12)
This verse of Scripture describes the Arab people to a tee. It could have not been said any better. It is perfectly said. So if you are not a reader of God’s Word read and see for yourself the truth about the Arabs. The descendants of Ishmael (The Arabs) cannot get along with anyone in the world today. I’m speaking of the Arab nations as whole, not individual persons of the Arab race. They have not gotten along with anybody since Biblical times and they cannot even get along among themselves in today’s world. It is a plain fact that they will be fighting with other nations of the world and between their selves until Jesus comes back to this world to set things in their rightful order.
When that day comes there will be no more acts of terrorism by these people, no more suicide bombings, beheadings, violence, mass murders, no more 911’s, or any other evil thing in the name of their god because the one true God will reign for evermore. There will be no more 911’s , no more Christians killed, no more churches burned, and no more will there be any tax paid to the Arabs in those Arab countries just because you are a Christian.
For those of you that do not believe the words from the Bible then you can research it with all the tools available to you on the computer and history books. In the end of your research you will find that the Word of God (as always) is correct.
It amazes me that people will not believe the word of God but will listen to every other person that comes along with a theory of why the Muslims are doing what they are doing.
091213_2154_thetruthoft2 I have always been a person who studied the Bible, and world history. When the events of September 11 attacks happened, all the things that I had read and studied about the Middle Ages and the crusades suddenly became very relevant as I put what happen into a perspective view because both are related and go hand in hand.
Some people think that 911 happen because the Islamic world just had a grievance against the West, but the real truth is 911 and the present violence in our world today is mostly caused by the Muslims, and has its roots in the Middle East Crusades. You have to understand history and the evil that takes place to understand what is happening in today’s world.
So what is the truth about the Crusades? Some people are still trying to figure that out. What is there to figure out? So much can already be said with accurate certainty. For starters, the Crusades defensive wars fought by Christian countries. These wars were a direct response to Muslim aggression, or in other words an attempt to turn back or defend against Muslim conquests of Christian countries. Is not that the same thing that that is happening today? Some people will try to explain it away but it is the truth!
Christians in the eleventh century were not suspicious radicals or extremist (The same is being said today), because the Muslims really were wanting to destroyed and conquer the Christian nations. Some Muslims can be peaceful, but the truth is Islam was born in war and it grew the same way. From the time of Mohammed, the means of Muslim expansion and growth was always the sword. The Muslim’s and their religion divides the world into two groups, the Abode of Islam and the Abode of War. Christianity, and for that matter any other non-Muslim religion—has no abode. Christians and Jews can be tolerated within a Muslim state under Muslim rule. But, in traditional Islam, Christian and Jewish states must be destroyed and their lands conquered. That has been going on since biblical days and is still going on.
We must understand the crusaders and how the Crusades started. It was not a power hungry pope as some people think and write about, but the truth is it was the reactions and the response to more than four centuries of conquests in which Muslims had already captured two-thirds of the Christian world as it was then. At some point, Christianity as a faith and a culture had to defend itself and their Christian belief or be conquered by Islam. The Crusades at that time was that defense. Sad to say, but pending the return of our Savior there might be yet another Crusade. Will that Crusade bring the return of the Savior?








Monday, September 9, 2013

IT’S JESUS: All Other Is Sinking Sand!

Do you want to know what is wrong with America? The answer is simple. A blind man can see it easily! America has turned their collective backs on God. America has become a depraved nation and for the most part with depraved leaders. The people have become immoral, unjust, corrupt, evil, wicked, and degenerate in all their thinking and their actions. From my youth up there was one thing that I was always taught in the home, in the school, in church, and in the public in general America was a Christian nation. How far this nation has come down through the years of my life is almost unbelievable to me. It’s almost like anything goes.
The American people have become immoral and wrong in their thinking. What was a nation of “In God We Trust” is now a nation of “In the government we trust.” Some even go so far as to call our president the messiah. I’m talking about a government and a president who makes the killing of unborn babies legal and the government that gives homosexuals special rights, when in fact both are sins in God’s eyes. America has become a nation of calling bad good and good bad. When a nation has laws to protect the killing of whales and another law that allows the murder of millions of unborn babies something is wrong. The people are depraved in their thinking. Instead of depending on the one who created heaven and earth depend on the government for their daily needs.
When Christian churches in America which were once full of the spirit of God, allow the Muslims who worship Allah to worship beside them in church and have the Muslim Karan beside the Holy Bible in the pew racks this nation and her people are in trouble. Some churches are taking the cross down from their steeple and calling their church a campus instead of church. Why? Something is wrong when church leaders allow a rock group with all their seductive and suggestive songs to perform at God’s house thinking that is the way to get the youth in church when it used to be the preaching of the anointed word of God that did the work. We need to lift Jesus higher and the Holy Spirit will do the drawing. It is the preaching of the cross that is the answer. We have a man in the White House that makes fun of the Bible while quoting from the Koran and stops the national day of prayer but allows Muslims to pray on the White house lawn. He also made the statement that America is no longer a Christian nation. We have homosexuals in congress and some who see an unborn child as “just a blob of nothing”. What happen to the Godly leaders in this country? They say that they believe in God, but let me say this; the devil, according to the scriptures, also believes in God.
America as a nation is becoming so politically correct instead of becoming more biblical correct that our nation is being destroyed, lost without God or His Son. No longer do people say Merry Christmas but opt for saying happy holidays so certain people will not be offended and Christmas is no longer for the most part celebrated as Christ’s birthday but just a happy holiday.
When I was in school before the day even started the class had prayer and Bible reading. We each took turns reading scriptures when it was our day to it. There was always a Bible on the teacher's desk. So what has happened? We no longer have the Lamb of God or those other Godly things in our schools so what were they replaced by? They were replaced by sex education, condoms, birth control pills, and a doctrine that tells our children it is normal and okay for Adam to marry Steve. It is just a different lifestyle. In schools years ago the greatest bad thing was chewing gum in class or smoking in the bathrooms. Now there is violence with no end in our schools with police patrolling the halls to guarantee security for the children. People ask when violence happens in our school where God is. The answer to that is “The Lamb” is not allowed in school anymore. You will have chaos, darkness, evil, and sin without the Lamb of God.
What is the bottom line to all this? It is the family unit. How we raise our kids, what we teach them in the home. We do not need a village to raise our kids as some in the government say; we just need Godly mothers and fathers. If our children at an early age are not taught about Jesus Christ then they will know not him when they get older and that’s what is happening to our country right now. The American people are reaping what they have sown. We have people that are in our government who know not God because they were never taught about Him. We need fathers (a male) and mothers (a female) to start bringing up their children in the way they should go and when they get older and on their own they will use the wisdom that they received in the home when they were raised, The wisdom to govern this nation and to be right in God’s eyes. There was a reason why God said in his Word to; “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) and there is also a reason why God told the Israelites always repeat and tell the meaning of the judgments, testimonies, and statues to their children in (Exodus 6:20-25)
Just like the Hebrews told their children what great things God has done for them, Americans need to tell their children what great things the Lord has done for America over the past two hundred years. To bring all this about we need a move of God, a revival that starts with you and me, we need a revival in our churches and all across this great land. We might not have to sit in sackcloth and ashes, but it might be a good idea to bow on bended knees and plead with our God, with true tears of repentance, to save our nation and to forgive us of our many sins. Even come Lord Jesus!





Saturday, September 7, 2013

He’s Coming Soon

“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” Matthew 24:6.

We read in the Bible where Jesus narrates and warns of the last days of this age and how it would be filled with wars and rumors of wars and that is happening on a greater scale in this world today as never before. No one can dispute Jesus’ words because it is truly coming to past right before our eyes. More and more unstable Middle East countries are gaining nuclear power and the knowledge to use it to destroy other people. There can be no doubt, not for one second, with anybody that one or more of these nations “evil leaders” will use their nuclear power to end all life as we know it.

Jesus laid out for His disciples some of the specifics and facts on how certain events would lead up to the last days. One of these events was wars and rumors of war. Years ago wars and the very rumors of wars was something that people would hear or read about but think nothing about it because they thought the wars were a world away. Most people, in today’s world, think of these rumors of war itself as nothing really to be disturbed about and that is because they are blind and cannot see. Many years ago it was just about impossible to hear or read of the current conditions on a worldwide scale as we do today. But in today’s world we hear about it as fast as a person can blink their eye, on a daily base and at once, not a week after it happens.

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. (Matthew 24:7- 8). Jesus tells His disciples that there are other signs to watch for that would occur before His return to earth. All of us has witnessed and seen the very signs Jesus spoke of for quite a long time now but we can all see that they are increasing and enlarging in the frequency and intensity of each new event. Some Christians say that we are long overdue for God’s Word’s to be fulfilled. I agree.

Every day brings about more fears as to which of this worlds evil leaders will push that well-known button, and launch their nukes for a first strike. How much longer before the end? When will that long awaited day be? Christian friends, be on notice, the end is in sight. To be sure, everything is winding down for that day of deliverance. Even though we see signs that indicate nukes will be launched in the near future there are many other events Jesus spoke about in Matthew 24 of which people would become acutely aware of during the last few years on planet earth. Watch!

Here’s some news for the people who say things will get better in the Middle East. Better times aren’t going to happen anywhere in the world including the Middle East until Jesus returns. That is a fact. This world is only going to experience further tendencies towards corruption and depravity. This world is in a process and is steadfast moving from order to disorder, in other word chaos. Since the introduction of sin into the world and the subsequent curse and the fall of man, the enemy of mankind (Satan) has been hard at work guaranteeing that evil and the sins of man runs its full course. This world is becoming more evil, depraved and lawless with every passing day. What was once good is now bad and what was once bad is now good. Yes we are living in a upside down evil world were sin is running ramped more everyday.

All the warnings which Jesus gave to His disciples in Matthew chapter 24 are coming about very quickly now. The nations of this world for the most part (and that includes America) are run by men who are deceitful and have evil hearts. The plain fact is they are lost and undone without God or His Son. They are the product of Satan and his demons.

Men have been going to war to conquer their fellow man for thousands of years. We can read this in the Bible. But in these end times we’re facing, many nations that are being run by men with very evil hearts, warped minds, men who have no sense of right or wrong, and who are controlled by demons. These evil men have the idea they can rule over the whole world, but in the end they will destroy the earth. Wickedness and evil abound in this sin tossed world that we live in and, of a truth there’s no hiding wickedness or an evil heart which is determined on destroying others.

We can clearly see that from nations such as North Korea, Syria, Iran and that is only three of the never ending list. The three that control and dominate the headlines these days are Syria, Korea and Iran because they are run by men that are controlled by Satan. North Korea wants to destroy the United States and Iran wants to destroy Israel and the US. Syria hates Israel. Two of them have or soon will have the nuclear means to do it. And both nations are run by men who are psychotic (nut cases) and demon processed. Will one of these psychotic and evil men go to the extreme limit and launch a nuclear strike that will set this world on fire? The Christian people of this world already know that it is just a matter of time. Even so come Lord Jesus!

Here in the US the man who claims the title of commander in chief (not capitalized because it’s his claim not the claim for a lot of Americans) is currently scaling back on our military to make our enemies happy. Who can understand his way of thinking or his tactics? We have had years of mostly peaceful existence with all those who would like to see us either destroyed or conquered because of our strength. But now, according to our leader in the name of peace, we will drop our guard for that of a greater united world in other words a one world government. All the while North Korea and Iran are arming themselves as your commander in chief (not mine) disarms our military and even wants to disarm the private citizens.

Our other enemies, such as Russia and China, are also arming themselves to the max. So we drop our weapons, raise our hands high in the air, and give up in the name of peace? And that will stop our enemies from destroying us or invading our shores and placing us under their control? That scenario is so ridiculous and absurd, but watch out! You can bet our enemies are laughing not only at that idea, but also at our commander in chief. What Mr.. Obama apparently does not know is that there will be no peace in this world until the prince of peace comes. This episode of sin, deceit, and corruption in Americas history could be just be the thing that destroys America. But that really isn’t what this article is all about.

The fact is, and the Word of God proves it, there will be wars. There will be evil men taking advantage of good people whenever and wherever possible. Everything that is now coming to pass in this world was prophesied in the Bible thousands of years ago. Read the BOOK! All this evil that we see in the world today is one hundred percent Biblical and it is God’s Word. If our present leader has his way and is successful in his attempts at “change”, as he calls it, then America will most likely cease to be an influence in world and spreading the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. If we continue to allow Obama to have his way it will happen. The Gospel could soon become very infrequent and erratic. There will be a famine, not only in this country but the whole world, for the Word of God.

Just seeing this with our very own eyes and knowing in our hearts that everything God said would happen in the last days is coming true makes the Christian more of a believer in his God. Major prophecies that are found in the Bible are coming true. No need to sit around worrying about who is running America or about some evil dictator, who is set on helping Armageddon to get here. Let everyone of us that are called by God’s Name stand firm and faithful in our faith while we continue to put out the Gospel of Christ to a lost and dying world, for as long as we can, as we await and look for Jesus’ soon return for His Church. Soon and very soon we will see the King.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

THE CHRISTIAN – Under Pressure

thCAV5NVBY a messenger came to Job and said, "The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, and the Sabeans attacked and took them. They also slew the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you. While he was still speaking, another also came and said, "The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell you." While he was still speaking, another also came and said, "The Chaldeans formed three bands and made a raid on the camels and took them and slew the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you. While he was still speaking, another also came and said, "Your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house, and behold, a great wind came from across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people and they died, and I alone have escaped to tell you. Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped. (Job 1:14-20)

I recently read an article about being under pressure and as I read that article I began to wonder how many things in this world that has the warning, “WARNING UNDER PRESSURE” Those three words caught my attention and stayed with me, in my mind, for the past few days. Those words started me to thinking because they pretty much, for me, sum up, the condition and circumstances that is going on in so many lives of Christian people in this world today. Some of God’s people in the Bible, like Job, are living under extreme pressure and are just about to explode. They do not know if they should turn to the left or right. Satan has them to the point of losing control of their very being and mind. I have seen it so many times.

The pressures, and the tragedies of life in this present sin tossed world’s environment are very damaging and they are destroying God’s people. They are living under pressure, wondering just how much more they can take. We all have been there. It just seems sometimes that life is one big problem after another. It has happened to us all one time or the other, being under extreme pressure. One problem, after another problem and it goes on and on. And the truly sad part about the whole thing is people are trying to figure out, how to handle what they just cannot handle without God’s help. They need to put their problems in God’s hands. The one who controls heaven and the earth.

If you read and study God’s Word then sooner or later you will come across the book of Job and read about the problems of Job. What a truly amazing story full of meaning for today’s Christian. Now there was a man who had major problems. Job had more come against him in just one day than most people could handle in a lifetime, no matter how righteously and Godly he tried to live. This was because Satan came against him. Not only did Satan want to destroy all that Job had he would have killed him if God would have allowed it. Although Job was a righteous man Satan tried to destroy him and to rip apart his life just like he tries to do to you and me, because the devil walks among us the same as he did in Job’s day.

The word of the Lord tells us, that Satan goes about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. He did it in Job’s day and he is doing it now. This present world and the people in it are under a lot of pressure. There is strife, struggles, and violence, no morals, no rules, and there sure is no accountability anymore. What will the Christian do, when trouble comes their way? What will they do, when trouble, distress, and suffering comes out of nowhere for no obvious or clear reason.
The Word of God tells us, that Job was a perfect and an upright man. He was a man that feared God and he had no part whatsoever with evil,
but trouble still came his way. The scripture tells us, that Job believed in God and he prayed everyday but trouble still came to his house. He lost his flocks, he lost his servants, and he lost his children. All this happened in just one day. His wife told him to curse God and die. What would happen if your day or my day started like that.
How would we handle the things it is impossible for us to handle?
What will you do, when Satan and his demons comes looking for you and with him and his demons comes trouble, misery, and disappointment, or even death. What will you do when he comes looking for you? In most cases people will try to take care of things on their own when they should be looking for God for help.

We need to know where the trouble comes from; it comes from the devil, [Battles are always fought and won in the spiritual realm] but help come the Lord Jesus Christ. Persecution comes from the devil, but victory comes from our Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.

In just one day Job went from prosperity to poverty, from riches to rags, from popularity to obscurity. In one day, he lost his fortune, and he lost his fame. Not in a lifetime, but in one day. Job did not blame anyone else for his problems; instead he fell down on his knees and worshipped the one who created heaven and earth. He said the Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord.

Whatever situations that is in your life. Whatever the battle is whatever you are fighting against remember this, Jesus paid the price for you on Calvary’s Cross. Do not let the problems of this world get you down. Stay anchored in Jesus.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Pure Raw Word

I have set in church many years and heard my father preach his sermons that he so painstakingly prepares. As I think back there was a sentence that he used in one of his sermons that keeps coming to my mind lately. He said that "it takes the pure raw word of God to save the sinner, You cannot sugar coat the word of God!" As I sit and think about that statement I thought how very true that statement was.

America has gone from being a Christian nation to a nation without God. Sometimes as I read from the prophets in The Old Testament it is almost like it is talking about today's world. The same woes and warnings that were put out to the nation of Israel back then could also be put out in America today. Israel started out as a nation that served God and then there came a generation that did not know God. Is not that the same way it is in America today?

America is for the most part on a downward spiral and is spinning out of control fast. America has gone from being a Christian nation, with Christian leaders, that believed in and lived by God's law to a godless nation. Because of this some Americans wonder what is happening to this great nation.

America is on a slippery slope. Years ago mothers and fathers accompanied their children to church, then they just sent their children to church, and now they do not even send them to church. Sunday use to be a holy day, but now it is just like any other day for most Americans. The family unit (the building blocks of America) is just about gone. Most homes anymore have just one parent and anybody knows that a child needs (and the Bible speaks of) a mother and a father. What ever happen to the "Family that prays together stays together. I thank God for my mother and father, and also my two Grandmothers who never slacked in their duty to show me the right way.

America was a country that for the most part governed by God's laws. Abortion was against the law and never hardly ever heard of. Now babies can be aborted (murdered) in the mother's womb and it is legal. Young girls as young as 12 years old can now get the morning after pill without the parents' consent. Condoms are passed out by the government freely in the schools. The word of God plainly teaches against all forms of fornication but the government by their doings and laws are condoning it for its citizens even as young as 12 years old.

This country once looked on with disgrace the act of sodomy. If you were a homosexual or lesbian you hide it in the closet and keep it from everybody. God called it sin and so did most Americans and now the government promotes it by giving them special rights, and allowing them to even get married. Nature itself even tells a person that it is wrong. But yet we have an American president (Obama) who recently called a well known sports player and congratulated him for making it known that he is a homosexual. What is wrong with this picture?

Not only has Obama said that parts of the Bible are not for today, but has on numerous occasions mad fun of certain scriptures while he is always quoting words from the Koran. He needs to know that God said that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. It is a shame that we have a leader that comes so close to blasphemy.

But lets not stop there. We also have a problem with churches and their pastors also condoning these things. We have preachers who will marry homosexuals and churches that will add their names to the book as saved souls. This should not be. We have preachers teaching that it is not the blood that Jesus shed on the cross that saves the sinner. I can assure these preachers that it is nothing but the blood of Jesus that can wash away your sins. Where are the true churches of the Living God? Why is it that only a few preachers will stand up to the government and call sin what it is "SIN". The majority of preachers will not even preach sin in the church anymore. They preach smooth words to itching ears so they can have their mega churches and their mega dollar income.

A preacher must preach a well rounded Gospel, not only just love. If the American people do not listen to some fire and brimstone once in a while as preachers give us the word of God then I'm afraid it will be fire and brimstone for the American people.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

America's Failing Standards

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So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him. Isaiah 59:1
We will always have struggles with satanic powers until Jesus comes. That has been the case since Adam and Eve (not Steve but EVE) Sin does exist in this world and it offends the Lord and sin separates us from our God. The sins of this nation (America) have separated us from God. God will not and cannot ignore or excuse sin as though it did not matter. Do not think for one minute that God has overlooked the long list of sins that plague America. I’m here to tell you he has not and the payday is coming. As it was in the days of Noah so it is now. That is the very reason why there is always a great importance for the people of any nation to live a Godly life. To me that is normal. Living a normal (Godly) life in a family Structure, in our church, in the community, or our country. By doing this one thing we are enabling the society which we live in to also be normal (Godly) and that is by each and every person sharing Godly standards, values, morals, and ethics. There must to be a standard that we all live by. All of us can have our own personal liberties (outside of sin) but for any group of people no matter how small or how large there must be a standard to live by. Lifting Jesus higher should be at the top of that standard. Following the standards found in the Bible is a high priority for any nation that wants to survive. The use of drugs, people not working because they want to live off the government (in other words living off you, me, and others, babies born out of wedlock, the single parent family’s are not what the normal standard should be. It was not and still is not a Biblical standard. By saying that I’m not putting down the great job that some single parents are doing, raising their kids because of circumstances out of their control, but that is not the standard which God wanted and it was not the standard, for the most part, years ago in America. When a person looks into the history of America, especially the past generation, anyone can plainly see by what is happening. We as a whole have been redefining what sin is in this country, and things that were once called bad, are now called good. The things that was once called sin are no longer sin. If you are a person who studies the Bible you know that is the wrong direction and it puts this country in the bulls eye for God’s judgments. The conduct of some people that was previously branded as wrong in America, is now okay, and because of that we, as a whole, have quietly been raising the ‘normal’ level in certain areas where it was not normal or even right by any earlier standards.” What was sin in the past is sin now and always will be a sin. The plain fact is this, SIN WILL ALWAYS BE SIN! America, as a whole, is getting use to a lot of behavior that is not good for us, and not the normal (Godly) thing to do. The American people worry about a lot of other things that go on in this country such as the economy, Muslim terrorist, corrupt people in the White House and government at all levels and that goes without saying, but the core issues and standards that our country was founded on are bypassed, put aside by an ever increasing evil leadership and the people who voted them into office. It is time for all Christians to stand up for Jesus! If America is ever going to recover her formal glory we (The American People) must take positive steps and react to the obvious, that looks us all straight in our face every day. SIN and the decline of the civic order and moral standard that plague us as a nation. We must go back to maintaining standards of behavior that are righter in God’s eyes, rather than letting them slip away with a shrug of the shoulders or a turning of the back like we do not see it happening. It is time for all decent, law abiding Americans who love the Lord Jesus Christ to stand up and say enough is enough. We as Christians will be held accountable one day if we do not stand up for what is right. A short time ago a decision was made by non elected, unaccountable judges that sit on the Supreme Court. They imposed upon the American people a new definition of marriage (their definition), I’m talking about an institution (marriage between a man and a woman) that is absolutely essential to a healthy society in any country. That is what starts the family unit and the family unit is the core of our nation. How the family unit goes, so goes the nation. The Supreme Court has defined and re-wrote the meaning of marriage. If the God fearing people of this country fail to resist this and other attacks on the Godly principles that guide our lives, the shared moral standards that are found in God’s Word, the ones that have brought America so many blessings will vanish, out of the people’s grasp and understanding. The typical response of the left in this country is to say that anyone who opposes or is against a redefinition of marriage hates homosexuals. There is no truth in that statement. We just hate the sin of homosexuals, not the person. A person can respect and hold in high esteem the tradition of marriage as it has stood for thousands of years and not hate homosexuals. In a free society, homosexuals can, even though it is a sin, chose how they want to live without forcing the rest of us to change our Christian beliefs on the institution of marriage. I cannot leave out the murder of the millions of unborn babies in this country and the government giving their approval. I cannot leave out a man that lives in the White House who pokes fun at the scriptures in the Bible on national TV and cancels the National Day Of Prayer while quoting from the Muslim Karan at the same time and allowing thousands of Muslims to pray on the White House lawn. Let me leave you with this thought; “We might not never have to face the decision to die for our faith as the three Hebrew Children did in the Book of Daniel or for what we, as Christians, believe in, but every day, without fail, we have to make a decision to live in our faith. I ask each and everyone who reads this post make a decision to stand up for Christ and for the Christian standards that made this country great. God Bless.












Thursday, August 22, 2013

Rightly Dividing The Word Of God

Read MeFor the most of my life I have read and studied God’s Word. It has always been in my soul and a light that guided my path down through the years That includes most of the major versions of the Bible. KJV, NKJV, NIV,ESV, HCBV, The Amplified Bible, NASB, The Old American Standard, and some others, with my favorite being the KJV. I have read many respectable commentaries on the Bible. I said all that not because I want to make people to think that I’m a know it all or to brag on my accomplishments because like everyone else on this earth I will have to stand at the feet of my savior and give an account to my Lord.

I said all the above to say this, Lately I have heard and have seen so many things being said and promoted about the Christian Religion that are just not right in my opinion. I have listened to people who are supposed to be in the know say things that are just not right. What they are doing is trying to rewrite history, for their purposes, by saying such things (and then trying to prove them) Jesus was married, Eve was Adam's second wife, Jesus had children by his wife. Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene. All this was on one of those history channels on TV at one time or the other. They go in circles to prove their point. But, for me if it does not come from the Word of God (The Holy Bible) it is not right.

Nowhere in God’s word can any of the above mentioned things be proven and also in some good commentaries of God’s Word you will see that these things are not mentioned or even suggested. WHY? Because all these things are false. So why are these things being said?

The Lord had a purpose on this earth and that was to rescue the perishing, care for the dying, to be a light to a lost and dying world. What the above statements on some of those history channels are trying to do is to put Jesus in a different light, to take away his purpose while he was on this earth by making Him out to be an ordinary person which is not so. He might have been born or a human mother but He was God. His entire purpose on this earth was to save lost souls and to give His life as the supreme sacrifice so man might be saved.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Will Of God For The Christian

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. ( Romans 12:1,2)

So many people (including me) have so many times wondered what is God's perfect will for their lives. I recently came across this article that I think answers the question for all of us. It is short and to the point and I would like to share it with you. We could keep adding to this, but I think John Wesley for the most part has it right.

John Wesley was a Godly man who seemed to be quite confident that He was already walking in the perfect will of God! A woman once asked John Wesley what he would do if he knew that he would die at midnight the next day. "Why, Madam," he replied, "just as I intend to spend it now. I would preach this evening at Gloucester, and again at five tomorrow morning, after that I would ride to Tewkesbury, preach in the afternoon, and meet the societies in the evening. I would then go to Martin's house...talk and pray with the family as usual, retire myself to my room at 10 o'clock, commend myself to my Heavenly Father, lay down to rest, and wake up in glory."

We all (Just like John Wesley) need to work on offering our bodies as Living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God and no longer con-forming to the pattern and the makeup of this world, but we should be transformed (changed) by the renewing of our minds. Before anything else, this is God's will for our lives! The Word of God says, we will be able to test and approve what His good pleasing and perfect will for our lives is!

Each of us should offer our bodies, minds and hearts once again to the Lord and let all of us commit ourselves to one hundred percent and wholeheartedly to God's perfect plan that He has for our lives.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Standing On The Promises That Cannot Fail!

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Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
Listening every moment to the Spirit’s call
Resting in my Savior as my all in all,
Standing on the promises of God.

For those people that truly love God every step of their lives is a journey of faith. It is a step upon the promises of God. The promises that can never fail. The promises of our God are, in truth, stepping-stones in the Christians walk that make it possible for God’s people to move forward in this life with all its struggles and ups and downs, We as Christians live a life of faith. We stand on the promises of God. Men of faith always stand on the promises of God. Without faith it is impossible to please God.

Abraham lived by the promises of God. In the Book of Genesis it was the promises of God in the first three verses of chapter twelve that enabled Abram to take a step of faith towards the Promised Land. A land that he had never seen before. By faith he obeyed God and went there. He stood on the promises of God. As this old world grows darker with sin and rebellion if you are a child of God we must stand on the promises of God. It was the promises of God that gave Abram the victory over the four kings in Genesis chapter fourteen and it is the promises of God that will give the Christian the victory over all the evil that comes against them. It was the faith of the promises of God that Abraham made his journey and we must have that same faith as we go through life's journey. Abraham had the faith that he knew God would do what he said. It was those promises that kept Abraham going in the right direction and it is that same faith we as Christians must believe in.

The promises, from God, that Abraham was able to stand on are truly promises that all true believers that journey through this life can, by FAITH, stand on. We must stand on those promises! Our Lord has given us great and precious promises. We must accept them by faith and stand on those promises. These are the promises that enable you to share His divine nature and escape this world’s pollution and corruption. . For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope [Jeremiah 29:11] I believe that with all my heart!

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. [Romans 8:37-39] Even so come Lord Jesus!

When a Christian has faith they have confidence in things to come as they trust in an unknown future. They, like Abraham, believe God. Faith is the basis of pleasing God and if we are standing on the promises of God we have faith that He is going to do (in His Time) what He said He was going to do.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Pure Raw Word

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I have set in church many years and heard my father preach his sermons that he so painstakingly prepares. As I think back there was a sentence that he used in one of his sermons that keeps coming to my mind lately. He said that “it takes the pure raw word of God to save the sinner, You cannot sugar coat the word of God!” As I sit and think about that statement I thought how very true that statement was.

America has gone from being a Christian nation to a nation without God. Sometimes as I read from the prophets in The Old Testament it is almost like it is talking about today's world. The same woes and warnings that were put out to the nation of Israel back then could also be put out in America today. Israel started out as a nation that served God and then there came a generation that did not know God. Is not that the same way it is in America today?

America is for the most part on a downward spiral and is spinning out of control fast. America has gone from being a Christian nation, with Christian leaders, that believed in and lived by God’s law to a godless nation. Because of this some Americans wonder what is happening to this great nation.

America is on a slippery slope. Years ago mothers and fathers accompanied their children to church, then they just sent their children to church, and now they do not even send them to church. Sunday use to be a holy day, but now it is just like any other day for most Americans. The family unit (the building blocks of America) is just about gone. Most homes anymore have just one parent and anybody knows that a child needs (and the Bible speaks of) a mother and a father. What ever happen to the “Family that prays together stays together. I thank God for my mother and father, and also my two Grandmothers who never slacked in their duty to show me the right way.

America was a country that for the most part governed by God’s laws. Abortion was against the law and never hardly ever heard of. Now babies can be aborted (murdered) in the mother's womb and it is legal. Young girls as young as 12 years old can now get the morning after pill without the parents' consent. Condoms are passed out by the government freely in the schools. The word of God plainly teaches against all forms of fornication but the government by their doings and laws are condoning it for its citizens even as young as 12 years old.

This country once looked on with disgrace the act of sodomy. If you were a homosexual or lesbian you hide it in the closet and keep it from everybody. God called it sin and so did most Americans and now the government promotes it by giving them special rights, and allowing them to even get married. Nature itself even tells a person that it is wrong. But yet we have an American president (Obama) who recently called a well known sports player and congratulated him for making it known that he is a homosexual. What is wrong with this picture?

Not only has Obama said that parts of the Bible are not for today, but has on numerous occasions mad fun of certain scriptures while he is always quoting words from the Koran. He needs to know that God said that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. It is a shame that we have a leader that comes so close to blasphemy.

But lets not stop there. We also have a problem with churches and their pastors also condoning these things. We have preachers who will marry homosexuals and churches that will add their names to the book as saved souls. This should not be. We have preachers teaching that it is not the blood that Jesus shed on the cross that saves the sinner. I can assure these preachers that it is nothing but the blood of Jesus that can wash away your sins. Where are the true churches of the Living God? Why is it that only a few preachers will stand up to the government and call sin what it is “SIN”. The majority of preachers will not even preach sin in the church anymore. They preach smooth words to itching ears so they can have their mega churches and their mega dollar income.

A preacher must preach a well rounded Gospel, not only just love. If the American people do not listen to some fire and brimstone once in a while as preachers give us the word of God then I’m afraid it will be fire and brimstone for the American people.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

OH JESUS

O' Jesus! You are standing

Outside the fast-closed door,

In lowly patience waiting,

To pass the threshold o'er:

We  bear the names of Christians,

Your name and sign we bear:

Oh, Shame, thrice shame on us!

To keep you standing there.

 

O Jesus! You are knocking;

And lo! That hand is scarred,

And thorns Your brow encircle,

And tears Your face has marred:

O love that passeth knowledge,

So patiently to wait!

O sin that has no equal'

So fast to bar the gate!

 

O Jesus! You are pleading

In accents meek and low --

I died for you, My children,

And will you treat me so?

O Lord with shame and sorrow

We open now the door;

Dear Saviour, enter, enter,

And leave us nevermore!

 

                          William W. How

 

Monday, March 18, 2013

AMERICA: It Is Your Last Call!

The American people need to wake up from their sleep of eternal death and eternal damnation. It is, or soon will be, the last call for America. If you love your country then it is time to truly wake up from the sleep of death and shake off the wickedness that has overwhelmed this country. It is a time for much fasting and prayer. The American people have been so indifferent to the wickedness and sins in this country that these sins are multiplying the wickedness in the country. Some churches are now calling evil good. They have turned from Christ, the Cross, and the blood that was spilled there. They have put their faith in money, the government, and other things that were once called sin.
We have leaders (in the church as well as the government) that call bad good and good bad. What was once a sin is now the normal thing in our country. Homosexuals and lesbians are called a different life style. In most states they can now legally be married and are being married in churches who proclaim to be the Lord's servants. God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. The sad part about it is that natural itself tells a person that this is wrong. America is murdering unborn babies by the thousands and it is called birth control. God calls it murder! He knows who we are, even when we are in the womb. America’s president (Obama) states that some of the Bible is not for today, poking fun at some of the scriptures. Some people think or call him the messiah, which is pure blasphemy.  Wickedness is multiplying in America and God’s judgments are starting to fall on the country and most people do not even have a glue or even know what is happening. For them it is let us eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow they may die. So sad! The truth is, when you die (a physical death) your life is not over.
With hardly any protest at all Americans and the church have let all types of filth such as certain types of movies (ones that would never be permitted years ago), magazines, violent cartoons, and video games to be exposed to our children until such stuff degenerates their minds until many do not know right from wrong. All Americans can see the results of these things. We can see it on TV every night. As long as these things are permitted the will in the minds of our children and their parents against these things will be broken. As long as these things are permitted we will have thieves who steal, murders, mass killings, rapist, uncontrollable lust, infidels, traitors, sluggards (people who will not work), blasphemers, and people who are against the Word of God. Millions of Americans are being deceived by these things, as well as being deceived by the evil government that is in control of this country. leaders who would be god if they could get away with it. Our leaders have turned everything that is true, good, and holy, into something that is not for today. This stinks in the nostrils of our God.
America as a nation has become sick and depraved from top to bottom and needs to repent like Nineveh before it is too late. America’s cup of iniquity is full and judgments is coming to the home and the land of the once free. Are we going to let these sins and our depraved leaders destroy us and our country? Anybody who reads the Bible knows God’s word and know the ones who commit such things are worthy of death, and the ones who have pleasure in them, also. (Romans 1: 29-32). There is a day coming, soon, the judgments where every person must give an account for their deeds. Be not deceived America: You will reap what you sow” America needs a revival that starts with you and me!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

America’s Break Down

I believe, with all my heart, that the breakdown of the American family unit certainly has to be one of the root causes of all of our nation’s problems, but none of the “intellectuals” (the ones who seem to know it all) or the politicians seem to want to admit it, or more importantly, take steps to re-strengthen the family unit. This country will rise or fall on the family unit. The family units are building blocks that raise children that grow into leaders which bring about the structure of this country.  Even the Supreme Court must feel the pressure of the people, because they no longer make decisions based on law, but rather on their political persuasion and the pressure from power brokers (like John Roberts on Obama Care).  “The People” must once again re-assert themselves  as the most feared power brokers in the country, or the nation will be lost.  “When MARRIAGE  no longer conforms to God's Law, it is no longer Holy, and the importance of motherhood & fatherhood is stripped from the family.”The family unit, as God wanted it is gone (Eph Chapter 5)

Since marriage & the moral law have come under attack, we have seen Obama and several celebrities speak out in support of the heavy-handed, coercive agenda (straight from Satan) that imposes acceptance of homosexuality on conscientious Americans who obey and live by God’s laws that are found in His word.  Whether it is pressuring the Boy Scouts to accept homosexuals in their ranks, despite the fact of having already experienced numerous cases of child sexual abuse due to homosexual predators; or people at Christian organizations getting shot because a businessman publicly expresses support for a one man- one woman marriage (Chik-fil-A;) or whether it is government using their power in forcing public schools, military clubs, private business, and other organizations to accept not only homosexual behavior, but the confusion of transvestitism and transgenderism (where boys masquerade as girls or girls masquerade as boys, including using public showers and restrooms with people of the opposite gender.)  Our ability to say “NO” to same-sex marriage is directly related to our ability to say, “NO” to these connected lifestyle choices which go against God’s law, put our children at tremendous risk, and are the subject of legislation in our the state houses across the land as well as in Washington, D.C.  Re-defining marriage will affect what WE are allowed to teach our CHILDREN to believe and live by—it will therefore negatively impact the institution of marriage for ALL FAMILIES & ALL GENERATIONS in the future.

What we need in this country is a spiritual revival, that starts with me and you.One that declares That we no longer will put up with these things that go against God’s laws and his purposes. A revival that puts God, and His laws first. Let us once again (with God’s help) go back to the founding principles of this country. This country was built on a rock and that rock was Christ Jesus. Everything that our forefathers did had Christ in it and if Christ is in it “who can be against you?” When we, as a nation, stand on that solid Rock we will once again have the help of our Lord.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

TOP TEN PREDICTIONS FOR 2013:

With all the problems the World is facing, it can be unsettling to the mind.
Today, we share with you ten predictions that are true!
1. The Bible will still have all the answers.
2. Prayer will still be the most powerful thing on Earth..
3. The Holy Spirit will still move.
4. God will still honor the praises of His people.
5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.
6. There will still be singing of praise to God.
7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.
8. There will still be room at the Cross.
9. Jesus will still love you.
10. Jesus will still save the lost when they come to Him.
Isn't it great to remember Who is really in control, and that God's Word endures forever!

(From my Face Book Friend, Judy)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

LOVE: The Bond Of Perfection!

Bear with each other, and forgiving each other, if any man has a complaint against anyone: even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love (agape), which is the bond of perfection. [Colossians 3:13-14]

The sermon in our church this Sunday was on Love. It was a very good sermon that is needed in most churches today as well as our homes. There are so many scriptures that deal with this very topic. We have to love one another to be in that bond of perfection, so that at the judgment seat of our Lord we can say that love was the motivating factor of what what ever we did. Love thy neighbor as thy self. How much plainer can that be? If we cannot bear another’s burdens or forgive a person then where are we in our Christian walk?
The enemy (Satan) is always on the move, constantly attacking God’s people with many different things. Some of his most effective devices are anger, bitterness and not forgiving, which are most often based on reality, and sometimes deep, hurtful wounds that we have received from others in the faith, in other words Christians. In Paul’s writings we can read that we should not be ignorant of the enemy's schemes and how he will use these things to destroy our walk with the Lord. We can read in (2 Cor. 2:11) that Bitterness, resentment and un forgiveness give Satan the opportunity to quench the Holy Spirit and destroy the Christians fellowship with the Lord and other Christians. Just as Paul taught and urged restraint, forbearance, forgiveness, and above all else, the kind of love which our Lord Jesus showed to us; a love which covered our sins against Him, forgiving us and restoring our relationship with Him. This is not a love which is natural to us. Our nature is to hold on to offenses, to desire justice, recompense, or even revenge. We must realize that the love we need to truly forgive others for the wrongs did to us comes from another Source. The first and greatest commandment and the second greatest commandment symbolize and should embody something very dear, and precious in the Christian’s life, something which can be terribly damaged by an enemy you feel justified to hate.

Our memory ( what we allow to go round and round in our minds) is a constant temptation to nurture hate and un forgiveness. Is this how a Christian should want to live? Will a place transgression become a memorial unto hatred and revenge, or hardness of heart and a never-ending cry for "justice"? If so, you will find yourself bound to that hate forever, just as if you were chained and bound to it." "Vengeance is Mine, says the Lord, I will repay." So, not only can you afford to forgive and leave justice in His hands, but the freedom and joy of loving the way God loves, will also be yours. Jesus has forgiven us. We should forgive others as we've been forgiven. Let's cut choose forgiveness, in the name of Jesus Christ, and put on (agape) love. The kind of love that never fails!

Monday, February 11, 2013

FORGIVEN

Not far from Home, in a cemetery lone,

Close guarding its grave, stands a simple headstone

And all the inscription is one word alone,

Forgiven”

 

No sculptor’s fine art hath embellished its form,

But constantly there, through the calm and the storm,

Its bearth this word from a poor fallen worm,

“Forgiven”

 

It shews not the date of the silent one’s birth,

Reveals not his frailties, nor lies of his worth,

But speaks out the tale from his few feet of earth,

Forgiven”

 

The death is unmentioned, the name is untold,

Beneath lies the body, corrupted and cold,

Above rest his spirit, at home in the fold

Forgiven”

 

And when from the heavens the Lord shall descend,

This stranger shall rise, and to glory ascend,

Well known and befriended, to sing without end,

Forgiven”

 

HAVE YOU HEARD HIS PARDONING VOICE?