Saturday, June 26, 2010

As Time Grows Shorter

As time grows shorter and the beginning of the Lord draws near there will be an astonishing increase in shamelessness, immorality, and rebellion against God and His Word.  We can see that every day in this country of ours. It is mind-boggling. Moral restraint and self-control has been thrown out the back door and as everyday passes it is becoming more and more an expectable life style. But we {the true believers} can see things grow worse and worse every day. Adultery, sexual perversion, pornography, ungodly music, and all types of lustful and immoral entertainment and activities can be seem right on our televisions in our living rooms all across America. it is like the Lord said: "as in the days of Noah", when the hearts and minds of the people were evil continually. That just about sums it up.

In Noah’s day the moral fiber and nature of human sin was blatantly manifested and seen in two most important ways. They were sexual lust and violent behavior. Human depravity and wickedness has not changed much since that time, but has, only, steady got worse. It still through lust and violence that evil finds unrestrained representation among us. Today a person does not have to go far to see all kinds of violence and sexual sins in our society. That is how prevalent and widespread they are. Sin is make stronger and increases in our society today because people will not stand up and call these acts what they are, “SIN”!

It will also be as: " in the days of Lot" We all know how that story goes and we all know what happen on that fateful day. But what needs to really be brought out here is not only the fact about the Sodom being destroyed because of sin we also have to make note of Lot’s wife, because there are so many professing Christian’s in the world today just like her. Lot’s wife tragic error was this: “SHE LOOKED BACK” because she placed her values and affections on the earthly society that she was entangled with. She looked back because her heart was still in Sodom. That is the way many people will be when the Lord returns and these scriptures are for a warning to believers.[1] We must keep our eyes on a “city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God!

When homosexuality, lesbianism,[2] and all kinds of sexual perversion that has invaded our society, We were told that it is just another life style and our kids are even being taught that in some of our schools. Anybody that does not see that this is wrong goes against nature itself, they are being blinded and their minds are coming close to being seared or in easy to understand words they are becoming parched, dry as a bone, and baked. True love for Our Lord will be in short supply in the last days. This article will be disliked by many but I do not ever want to be “politically correct”, but I always want to be “Biblically correct” In the very beginning God ordained marriage and the family unit as the most important institution on the face of this earth. [3] God’s plan for marriage was one man and one woman who became “one flesh”. This means that they were united physically, spiritually, and mentally together. This does not mean, but rather excludes, adultery, homosexuality, immoral living, and yes unscriptural divorce.

To show you how much worse our society is today and how far it has got away from God, forty years ago homosexuals and lesbians hide their life style in the closet and now it is out in the open for all to see. We now have men marrying men and women marrying women and now in this country it is an excepted life style. What makes it even more horrifying is that they are getting married in the churches that profess Christ and in some of those churches they even stand behind the pulpit. What happen to the America That we grow up in?

We are told by the leader of this country that we are no longer a Christian nation, but a nation of many religions. This is so wrong. We might have many religions in this country but we are a Christian nation. The question is: “How much longer will we be a Christian nation? We are slipping fast. Morals have gone out the back door. We use to have churches on every corner, parents did not send their children to church but rather went with them, now, for the most part, parents do not even send their children to church. And we wonder what is happening to our country.

When we went to school we had prayer and Bible reading before anything else. Kids were taught at home and in school what the word abstinence means. But we were told we could not have God in school so what happened? Guns and violence have replaced God. We now have police patrolling the halls, drugs are being sold in the open, condoms are now being passed out, which as good as tells the students that open sex is okay. Teachers are being disrespected and abused to the point that some say: “Who wants to be a teacher” This is happening in our country. When we forsake God we are in big trouble. [4] We have forsaken that which was good for that which is bad.

We see in our country thousands being killed in the world trade centers, millions of illegals coming across our borders to the point it is stifling our economy, terrorist killing people in our own country, oil being spilled on the gulf of Mexico to the point that it is destroying the natural resources and jobs for millions of people. God has been taken out of our schools, court rooms, and government buildings. We have a administration that will not call terrorist what they are and one that is moving this country farther and farther away from Israel. If you are a avid Bible reader you know what the scriptures plainly about that. If you forsake Israel, God will forsake you.

Many people did not like Richard Nixon, but he did make one statement that was so true. He said that the family unit is what makes up this country. He knew that it was what was taught in the homes by Godly parents that was going to make or break this country. If we believe in what the Bible says, then we also must believe that end of time is fast approaching.

[1] Genesis 19: 17,26 Hebrews 11:10

[2] We must make this point very clear here, we are not to hate the homosexual, rather we are to hate the sin of homosexuality.

[3] Genesis 1-28

[4] Joshua 24:20 1 Chronicles 28:9

Monday, June 21, 2010

We Must Realize This

“ As It was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.”   Did you ever stop and give any thought as to how it was in the days of Noah and about the people who lived on the earth at that time? Except for all the modern convinces we have today it was pretty much the same as it is today. They ate and drank, just like people do today. They had long term plans and arrangements , such as marriage and they thought that they were living a pretty normal life. They without doubt did not see the disaster that was coming.
Clearly and Without doubt Jesus did not mean that there was something essentially wrong or ungodly,  with eating, drinking, and marrying.  After all Jesus ordained these things , but He did so in their proper place.  Our lives, just like in Noah’s day, where never to consist of these things alone. They were all to be done in the framework of a right relationship with God.
If you stop and think about it that’s what is so understated and not obvious about the coming of the Lord. That day will be a spectacular day and everybody will recognize it, but as for the days leading up to it will not, because people will still be eating,  drinking, and marrying, just as they were in Noah’s day.  The difference between those who will be ready and those who are not ready will not necessarily be the behavior of their lives. Everybody will eat, drink, and marry, but those people who are ready, to meet the Lord, will see these things as shadows to come.  They will do them with a sincere longing in their heart for a more permanent fulfillment, because they know that a real life has not yet been recognized or realized.  
Most people think that if they are well fed, have an abundance of material thing, money, and are well connected, that is what life is all about. There is no greater agenda for most people. How wrong they are. These people will be so shocked at the Lord’s coming. Then  they will see how foolish they were. Just like the people in Noah’s day; “JUDGEMENT WILL COME SUDDENLY” and without any warning.  Just like Noah we must be ready and as Noah was in that ship, with his family, so we must be in that old ship of Zion.  Yes we are going to a place where there is a eternal banquet. We must look up because our redemption draws nigh.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

There is only one light!

I am The Light of the world.” The world has always wanted to change this claim of our Lord. If we would just change just one little word in that sentence it word satisfy all the religions of the world. If only Christ had said this: “I am a light of the world” there would be only a very small amount of people that would disagree with Him. They would find Him to be more politically correct. The trouble is most people want to find a little light here and a little light there and even a little light from the Lord. For most of the people in this world, today, he is a source of light among many other lights. Our president has suggested that when he said that we are no longer a Christian nation, but a nation of many religions, in other words many lights.
People who are conscientious in supporting most of the world’s religions today have a great respect for the Lord, as long as he is a light, but soon as they are told that He is the light we are accused of not being politically correct and we are told that we are arrogant, and intolerant. It is almost like we put those words there and Jesus picked them up and started using them. The problem is: They are His words and the world needs to know that we are Biblically correct in saying this and we will never be politically correct as most want us to be. Whoever has a problem with this has a problem with Jesus not the Christian.
We must also search our souls and ask if we heed these words or are we also guilty of looking for light in some other place on different occasions. It could come in the form of philosophy, psychology, humanism, or even spiritualism. You could even go so far as to add most of the editorials and advice columns in the newspapers. Is this really seeking the Lord for His advice?
A lot of people will say there is truth in some of man’s research and findings and they would most likely be right. There might be some element of truth to their findings, even apart from Christ. But the bottom line is it must be measured by Him. Only the Lord, Himself came confirm for us what is and is not light and truth. So in the end we all must ask ourselves is Christ my only source of light. Does our view measure up to His for His is surely the light of the world. I want His light to shine on me to make me what I ought to be.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Are You Watching?

The Son of Man will come at an hour when you least expect him” (Matthew 24:44)
Jesus said to His disciples watch for the signs of His coming and to know when the time is near. He tells His disciples that He will come in a time when the world will least expect Him. What a mix of clarity and mystery. There will be signs and we should expect His appearing, but no one knows the day or hour He will come, except the Father in heaven. We are told there will be signs of His coming. We are told to keep watch, but then we are told we will be caught off guard. Is The Lord just optimistic about us and our ability to hear and heed His warnings?
Every generation of Christians has thought that this would be the last generation. Why is that? Because there has been wars and rumors of wars, there has been false prophets. There has always been natural disasters, that has shocked the world. Everyone of these are signs and we are told that they will increase. But to what extent they will increase and how intense we just do not know. We do know that all these things are increasing rapidly and in most cases without reason.
Many people through out the generations have tried to predict the Lord's coming, some even down to the very day and the very hour. How foolish! We must steer clear from these people because Jesus told us it could not be done. What was Jesus trying to accomplish with such teaching, yet with little surely? It makes one wonder. But if you really stop and think there is a grand plan behind it all. Jesus wants us to be ready and on guard for His coming. He has given us signs because he wants us to be ready. The fact is he wants every generation to be ready. Every believer and saved soul should be ready for the coming of our Savior, at all times, and no matter where you are at. Because of what we read in the Bible the expect-ions of all believers has been building all through the history of the church. That is just how the Lord wants it. We are to wait and watch, AND BE READY!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

This Changing World

Deadly diseases continue to break out all over this world. One of the most recent was the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa. It is a most terrible disease and the death rate from the Ebola virus is about 90%. Then there is the Aids virus with no known cure. Taking an estimated 6000 people out of this world every day. Now we hear of reports that Tuberculosis is greatly increasing as each disease speeds the spread of the other.

As the world gets further away from God, with indecent morals, and kids being raised with no moral values or discipline, these terrible diseases will continue to spiral out of control. The earth is yet to see more serious plagues that will come upon this world in the near future. The world is out of control and even in this country, that was founded under the banner of Christianity, there is corruption and violence everywhere. People call good bad and bad good. Their minds are getting more warped everyday. The life styles of this nation are causing this nation to go to hell in a hand basket. That is blunt and to the point but it is the truth.

People do not want to listen and that is really a shame because God reaches out His hand of mercy to everyone that will listen. He will take that person that is lost and put him under his wing of protection, He will freely give eternal salvation and a reason for you to live. But first we must take his invitation : “To come unto Him” and if you do that you will never have to worry what is coming in the future to this world. It is so simple, just call on Him and ask forgiveness.

Monday, June 7, 2010

What ‘ Next?

Untitled Most people seem to think that the world is becoming or will, because of necessity become  a better place to live. Many people think that through education, diplomacy, and scientific advances, most people will live longer, better,and more peaceful lives than any who have lived on this earth before. Is this really what’s next?
Well if you are a avid Bible reader and believe in what is found between those pages you will soon learn the truth. The Lord said over two thousand years ago this: As the days of Noah where, so shall also the coming of man be. So the condition of the world will be the same as in the day of Noah. It will be filled with sin, corruption, and violence. Places where it was safe to walk at night are now the scenes of crime during the day and many things that God has always called corruption and sin are now accepted as “personal choices” and “lifestyles”. We are told by our leader that we are no longer a Christian nation. We no longer have Christ in our schools, court rooms, and public buildings. No one wants to here the truth. Most people think like this: Lets eat and drink, and be merry, because tomorrow we may die! That should never be the case.
What will be next in the Lord's schedule of events for you and me? Will you or I be among those people “Who know not God” and perish in our sins or will we be that group of people who are saved by His Grace and by His blood that was shed at Calvary so many years ago.
Here is the deciding factor, I do not claim to know everything, only what I read in that “GREAT BOOK” called the Holy Bible which to me has stood the test of time and that is this: Knowing God is not believing that He exists, it is not saying prayers, or is it going to church. It is not doing good works as many believe. Knowing God (from everything that I find) is entering into a very personal relationship with Him and believing in what He did at the Cross. All the other things I have mentioned are great, but that does not earn any credits for that heavenly trip, that one way ticket for life eternal. We are all sinners and have fell short of the mark. The crust of the matter is some have realized this and have asked for forgiveness, others could care less. We should all care what happens to us and to our love ones. We fall short of the mark a lot in a lot of ways but We must never be too proud to get on our knees and ask forgiveness from a savior that died for us.