This blog is designed to make you "think". Also to encourage,exhort,edify and "Warn" the saints of God as we see the day of The Lord on the horrizon.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Trial Of Your Faith

Make no mistake about Satan’s goal for your life Child of God, it is plain and it is simple, Satan wants to rob you of your faith in Jesus Christ, by any means at his disposal. That means he will use anyone or anything to come against you.

Satan knew Job, and saint he knows you, howbeit he may well underestimate the power of Christ that works within you.

From the moment of salvation the Christian is tried, tested, persecuted, proved, refined and purified.

As a Christian if you’re not being tried and tested and persecuted, there is something wrong, because that means Satan does not see you as a threat to his kingdom.

To the devil a new Christian is as fresh meat to a starving lion. A more established Christian is like the challenge of a slow but steady relentless hunt for the same desired result. The true born again Spirit filled Christian is a threat to Satan’s domain.

As stated earlier, Satan’s goal is to rob you of your faith by any means possible, and in case you haven’t noticed he plays dirty. He wants the Christian to feel, fearful, worthless, useless, worried, alone, depressed and defeated, and unloved by God, that’s his job. Make no mistake it is your Faith in Jesus Christ that he wants to destroy.

I believe a grave disservice has been done to the new Christian and the old alike, when they have not been taught, that they have an adversary who will stalk them relentlessly.
Now you may say “Well that’s not a very positive attitude. Why don’t you know, that you just have to rebuke the devil and he will flee from you?”

What I do know is that in any trial, I have to first submit myself, my all, to Jesus Christ.
That I have to resist what ever temptation or what ever arrow the enemy is using to come against me. I have to recognize that this is an all out attack to steal my faith and destroy me.

Now I realize this is not easy as I have often times failed miserably to recognize the enemy’s mode of attack. However with each new attack I have endured and witnessed coming against other children of God, my discernment has become keener, Praise God!!

Satan uses people, he uses governments, he uses our families, those closest to us.
He also attacks our minds, as Paul said the messenger of Satan was sent to buffet him...a constant attack against his mind...but God's grace sustained him, and it can sustain you....we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus...Amen

We have to remember at all times, and in all places that the bottom line is, Satan is out to destroy our faith, our trust in God We must remember also that nothing and no one is to come between us and God. We are expected, and must be willing to forsake all.... family, loved ones, friends, possessions, position, everything if necessary, for the cause of Jesus Christ and our faith in Him.

We have all been birthed into our circumstances on this earth, and that in itself is a test of our faith. It is up to us whether we will complain about our lives (something i have been guilty of in the past) , become absorbed with our problems, and become bitter and resentful against God.
Or whether we will understand that God allowed our lives to be as they are, that we may be tried, tested, and proved, as the children of Israel were tried, and proven, in the wilderness those 40 years, and that we may come forth as gold.

We need not become so tied up in the circumstances that surround us, if we put our Trust in God, but we can look to the eternal, and think on the things to come, that we may be given the strength to stand through what we currently are enduring.

To those who are caught up in circumstance that they feel are beyond their control, remember dear Saint, that your situation is not beyond God’s control, Satan just desires that you believe the God has given up on your situation. God is for you saint of God, and if God is for the child of God, who can then be against you!…Amen

1 Peter 1:3-9
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
5Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
6Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
7That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
8Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
9Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 4:12-13
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
13But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy

2 Timothy 3:12
12Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Colossians 3:1-4
1If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
2Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

Children of God this life is not about the here and now, it’s all about the eternal. This life will pass but the life to come, for the Christian, is eternal.
Children of God it will be worth it all when we are in the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Let us not dwell on the things of this earth but of Heaven above…
Amen, and God Bless You all.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Root Of False Doctrine

What is the root of false doctrine?

This is the root of all false doctrine; those who say that the Bible is not the final authority, and those who teach for doctrine the commandments of men.
Those who teach “listen to me”, rather than listen to the Holy Spirit, and obey the Word of God. These are the ones who have and are leading people in error.

Anyone, any religious body, that tells you “The Bible is not the final authority”, plain and simple is a liar, and a deceiver.

It’s not the Bible plus something else, or the Bible is true, but we must help you understand what is written in it. That is the Holy Spirit’s job, to lead you into all Truth, not man’s job.

The Word of God stands alone in its own Eternal Authority.

When men retreat from the Truth of the Gospel, they fall into grievous error which binds men, and women, in spiritual bondage, and at risk of loosing their eternal souls to the deceiver.

Christ Jesus is the True Shepherd, and He has not entrusted His role, or the role of His Holy Spirit, to any man or woman on earth, or in Heaven above.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
2But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
3To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
4And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
5And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
6This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
7Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
8All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
9I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
10The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
11I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
12But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
13The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
14I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

He, Jesus Christ, is the way, the truth and the life. No man or woman can enter into Heaven, but by Him.
There are not many paths to Heaven, only one, and anyone who teaches men and women other wise is a thief and a liar.

John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Jesus said in
Matthew 7:13-14
13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

To whom is the gospel of salvation hidden, and not able to be understood?

2 Corinthians 4:3-4
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

The truth of the gospel is for every hungry soul to understand through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Not by the guidance of any man, whether He be pope, priest, deacon, elder, preacher, pastor, evangelist, or other.

Jesus is our only High Priest, and He ever lives to intercede for us, we don’t need a priest, or pastor to intercede for us, we already have the one and only Great High Priest, Jesus Christ the Righteous one, and He and He alone, lives to make intercession for His body.

1 Timothy 2:5
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

Jesus is the Head and Founder and sustainer of His Church, His Body.

Paul said:
Galatians 1:6-12
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
7Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
10For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
11But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
12For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Jesus said:
Matthew 7:15-27
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

No religious entity is the way, no man is the way, no mans word or doctrine is the way, no other book outside of the Bible is the way, Jesus is the way. There are not many paths to heaven, there is but one, Jesus Christ the Righteous, High Priest, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, The Great and soon coming King.

Hebrews7:25-27, speaking of Jesus
Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
26For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
27Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.

1 Timothy 4:1-5
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
4For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
5For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

2 Timothy 3:10-17
But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
11Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
12Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
13But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
14But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
15And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

And The Earth Shall Vomit Out Her Inhabitants

And why does God say that the earth it’s self shall vomit out her inhabitants?

Because of the great abominations which it’s inhabitants commit against Him and one another.

Unless you live a very sheltered existence, you are aware of all the wickedness that goes on in our society. The thing that gives me the most grief is what these abominations are doing to our children. There are generations that are affected by these abominations and perversions that go on in our so called civilized society, by people who cannot get rule over their own spirit and who have no desire to get control of the lusts that work in their being. Body of Christ we need to weep for the sins of this nation and this world, we need to weep for the children around us.

You can read Leviticus chapter 18 to see what was occurring in that day, I am quoting here just a portion:

Leviticus 18:24-30
24Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:
25And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.
26Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you:
27(For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)
28That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.
29For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.
30Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God.

When the Lord’s Judgment comes upon the world there will be no asking why, we shall know why.

Ezekiel 14:12-23
12The word of the LORD came again to me, saying,
13Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it:
14Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD.
15If I cause noisome beasts to pass through the land, and they spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no man may pass through because of the beasts:
16Though these three men were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters; they only shall be delivered, but the land shall be desolate.
17Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it:
18Though these three men were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters, but they only shall be delivered themselves.
19Or if I send a pestilence into that land, and pour out my fury upon it in blood, to cut off from it man and beast:
20Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness.
21For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast?
22Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that shall be brought forth, both sons and daughters: behold, they shall come forth unto you, and ye shall see their way and their doings: and ye shall be comforted concerning the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, even concerning all that I have brought upon it.
23And they shall comfort you, when ye see their ways and their doings: and ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the Lord GOD.

People there are great abominations going on in this country, within families in this country. By people who refuse to resist evil, and willingly give into it, to satisfy their greedy flesh. It not only occurs here, but all around the world and we wonder why countries struggle, they struggle because of their gross sin before a Holy God.

There is no good thing in the flesh of man, it is willfully sinful. Without us submitting ourselves to God and resisting the devil, to the point like we feel we might die, and be willing to die to ourselves, there can be no victory over our sinful nature. Seek God with all your heart for deliverance. He can and will give deliverance over the flesh to those who seek Him in truth. Crucify your flesh, lest your sins follow you into eternity.

Some teach our children today that these abominations are natural, they are natural alright, natural for brute beasts. Natural for the uncrucified sin nature of man. The heart of man is desperately wicked, and if untamed, uncontrolled, unsaved, is capable of multipul abominations.

2 Peter 2:12
But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

I am telling you this nation and this world cannot continue much longer, the blood of the innocent, the cries of the innocent who are robbed of their innocence on an hourly, moment by moment basis in this country alone, have reached unto Heaven, and The Lord is about to sake this earth like it has never been shaken before.

If the wickedness and perversions that go on in society break our hearts, God’s heart is ready to explode with His vengeance from on High. It is enough, your sins have reached up to Heaven, world. Even the very earth is ready to vomit you out for your great perversions and your wickedness.

Jude 1:7
7Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

I wait for a new heaven and a new earth where in dwelleth righteousness, I yearn to be free of the wickedness that surrounds me on this earth.

2 Peter 3:10-14
10But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
11Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
13Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
14Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless......AMEN!!