Warning – Danger Ahead
When I started seeking the Lord a few years back as to what he wanted me to do little did I know that this was the path he was going to take me on. I have to admit that writing is not my thing, and except for high school and college I have never written anything in my life so this is all new territory. I must admit that I did resist for awhile, but in the end I said “Not my will but thy will be done”. The first thing that the Lord impressed on me was that we are living in dangerous times where pleasant messages will not save the world nor will they save His Church. He also told me that the days are getting shorter and that His Judgment is about to fall on America so the time for His people living in carnality and sin is over. The end of the age is here my brethren, and there are so many more people that need to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ so the question is this “If God’s people are not going to spread his message then who will?”
The Time is Short
Please read this passage especially the last verse:
Matthew 24:3-31 “And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you, there shall not be left here one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down. And as he sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be, and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 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. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand). Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. àAnd he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other”.
If we read this correctly we see that Jesus sends his angels to get us AFTER “the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heaven shall be shaken”. This tells us that we his Church are going to go through some rough times before we are taken, but does it say this anywhere else in the Bible?
Joel 2:31 “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call”.
In this verse we see the same message of things that will happen “before” the great and terrible day of the Lord, but there is also a promise to us his people. It says “whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered” and then “…in the remnant whom the Lord shall call”. The word delivered here in the Hebrew means “to slip away or escape”. This tells me that his remnant “one that has escaped from great slaughter” will be saved from his terrible “wrath”. HOWEVER, the Matthew 24 tribulation period is NOT the WRATH… In reality, Matthew 24 started the day Jesus ascended, but as a woman in labor it has steadily gotten worse over the years and if we look around the world today we can clearly see that the events in Matthew 24 are getting stronger and stronger as the months go on. This means that the wrath (Revelation 7 and on) is not far off. The best sign that we are about to be gathered by the angels is when the sun is darkened, the moon turns to blood, the stars fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven are shaken. However, before we are gone we MUST be reaching the lost every chance we get for this is what JESUS told us to do and it wasn’t a request!
Revelation 6:9-17 “And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled, and I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”
Many Christians do not like this verse because it clearly states that the Saints are killed for their faith BEFORE the Sun and Moon events so we can see that many Christians will be called upon to die for their face before we are taken out, so we truly need to understand the times that we are living in. We also see in Matthew 24 that Christians will “die” and be “betrayed” before Christ returns. I believe the betrayer’s will be our family members, apostate Christians, and sinners who will blame us for what is happening in the world. So many American Christians think they will escape this part of Matthew 24, but we need to realize real persecution IS coming to America and we will not escape it. Many of you may thinking right now that “We don’t know when he is coming because he is coming as a thief in the night”, which is not scripturally accurate. It says in 1 Thessalonians 5:1-9 says “But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep (do) sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ”.
God does not want us to be ignorant about anything, and you can see from this verse that we may not know the exact day but DO know the seasons and the signs before His return. If you read Matthew 24, Joel 2, and Revelation 6 you can see that our Lord laid out EXACTLY what is going to happen before his return. So why is this important? Because the WORLD NEEDS THE GOSPEL which means THE WORLD NEEDS US ALL TO WAKE UP!!!!!!!!
John 4:35 “Say no ye, there are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold I say unto you, life up your eyes, and look on the fields; or they are white already to harvest”
Luke 10:2 “Therefore said he unto them, the harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest”
Many Christians are proclaiming that these are the last days yet these same people are living as though they will be here forever or many of them are satisfied in just going to Church on Sunday and waiting on the “Rapture” the rest of the week. Look around America; do you see Christians acting like these are the last days before the return of Christ? Where is the urgency?
False Teachers & Prophets
Matthew 24:11-12 “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold”
2 Timothy 3: 1-6 “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with diver’s lusts”
1 Timothy 4:1-3 “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; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding 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”
2 Peter 2:1-3” But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of, and through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not”
These four verses paint a picture that many do not want to confront because if they did then they will have to look at themselves honestly and take stock as to where they are in the Lord. Also, many people have followed people over the years who may have once been great men/women of God who are now nothing but wolves ravaging the sheep. I know when I was shown things about many people that I had lots of respect for it was not easy to take. I mean, these men had led so many to Christ, healed the sick, cast out demons, and so much more so how could they possibly be false teachers/prophets. The answer is simple, those that endure to the end shall be saved and not those who once ran the race. We are clearly told to “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). So let’s take a look at what the Word has to say about the final days and false teachers/ prophets…
“And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold”
Jesus first warns us in Matthew 24 of “False Christs and False Prophets” because he knew these men and women would have the ability to sway many people into following their false doctrines. However, these false teachers did not come in as raging wolves because they know that the sheep are smart enough to see through their disguise. No these false teachers/prophets came in teaching sound doctrine, and then slowly over the years they brought in their devilish doctrines. Oh yes, they still use the Bible but instead of teaching it in context they now pull verses from all over the place to build a doctrine that met their goals. The sad part is that all of them did it for one reason which was to make money off God’s people. Unfortunately many of God’s people fell for this garbage hook, line and sinker. However, if this was how the Bible worked then why aren’t these people living the same lifestyle as those they send God’s money to?? We have to realize that these false teachers promised that if the sheep sowed then they would reap what the preachers had, so in reality the sheep were sowing into sin because most of them wanted the lifestyle of the false preachers (homes, cars, vacations, and more). No? Then why would you send a millionaire teacher/preacher/prophet your money? Only you can answer that one…
Jesus also said in Matthew 24:11-12 that they would deceive many, and because of iniquity the love of many (Church) would wax cold. If we are honest then we can see that this is so prevalent in the American Church for there is no urgency in the messages of Pastors about repentance from sin. Also, if we are honest we can see that many professing Christians are living lives of sin. In his letter to the Church of Ephesus Jesus writes this “I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast labored, and hast not fainted. Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love, Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. (Revelation 2:2-4). Jesus knew that in the last days many would begin to fall away, because told he us this in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there comes a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition”. WAIT A MINUTE… Once SAVED always SAVED… RIGHT??? If that is the case then how can sinners (who are already fallen) fall away??? Reading Revelation again it says that unless they repent he (JESUS) would “come unto them quickly, and would remove their candlestick out of his place”, so does that really sound like once saved ALWAYS saved??? I know this is a touchy point, but I beseech you to study the New Testament to see if this once saved always saved doctrine is Biblical or just another excuse to allow people to live how they want. However, we must realize that the falling away has already started and it is only going to get worse the closer we get to the return of Jesus. Even the Pope just said that having a personal intimate relationship with Jesus is DANGEROUS because we HAVE to go through the Catholic Church (I), and if that doesn’t wake you up then nothing will. While there have been false prophets and teachers since Jesus ascended we have to realize and understand it is going to get much worse the closer we get to his return and the lies of the devil will become even more deceptive because satan knows his time is extremely short. However, we his Children are not children of darkness and his return WILL NOT come upon us a thief in the night (1 Thessalonians 5:1-6). So we must constantly be awake and vigilant to help others find him before it is too late…
2 Timothy 3:1-6
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with diver’s lusts”
Do we see this in America? Oh you BET we do, and as the years go on it has gotten worse. It says people shall be lovers of themselves, and what has become a major phenomenon in the world?? SELFIES!!! Oh yea, everywhere we look someone is taking pictures of THEMSELVES and posting them on various social networks or sending them out in text messages!!! While taking pictures of yourself and sharing them isn’t necessarily a sin we must remember that most people are sending them out with a “look at me attitude”. In Proverbs 16:18 it says that “Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall”. I have heard many people over the years read it like this “Pride goeth before a fall”, which is incorrect because the Word says it goes before destruction. The word destruction here in the Hebrew means a breaking, fracturing, shattering, and/or crushing so pride will NOT cause us to stumble but it will DESTROY us. This is why we must be careful how we approach what God is doing in our lives, and not take any credit for His work in us because it is He who is doing the work. However, we need to realize that in the last days this type of attitude will become more and more prevalent in the world as well as in the Church. There is another sign we see and that is people will no longer care about others, and America is now a nation of “I got mine so who cares about you”. Over the last 12 months we have had more flooding than in the history of the United States, but unlike in years past no one is running to help these people who have lost everything. In contrast, a person kills 50 homosexuals in Orlando and the whole world go nuts about this. I am not saying the death of these people isn’t a tragedy, but I am saying that all the lives destroyed from the flooding have barely been addressed by our government or media. I guess that unless there is an agenda then it doesn’t matter if people die in America anymore, which is what this country has become. There used to be a time when people needed help they could turn to the Church, but most Churches today will not get off a dime to help someone. Also, if the Church is supposed to live by faith then why are so many Churches locked up and not letting people come in except during business or Church hours? If we look at rest of the verse it is REAL easy to see how America has fallen, and especially how the American Church has slipped into an apostate condition. Sadly, the falling away is quite evident everywhere we look. Just look at the Mega-Preachers with MILLIONS of dollars in the bank, and no not their ministries accounts but in their PERSONAL bank accounts (do some research if you doubt what I am saying). The Amplified Bible sheds a clear light on what this verse is saying, and if we are honest we can see how this is increasing in the Church and the world…
“But understand this, that in the last days dangerous times [of great stress and trouble] will come [difficult days that will be hard to bear].For people will be lovers of self [narcissistic, self-focused], lovers of money [impelled by greed], boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane, [and they will be] unloving [devoid of natural human affection, calloused and inhumane], irreconcilable, malicious gossips, devoid of self-control [intemperate, immoral], brutal, haters of good, traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of [sensual] pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of [outward] godliness (religion), although they have denied its power [for their conduct nullifies their claim of faith]. Avoid such people and keep far away from them. For among them are those who worm their way into homes and captivate morally weak and spiritually-dwarfed women weighed down by [the burden of their] sins, easily swayed by various impulses”.
In verse three it talks about people no longer having “natural affection”, and ever since SCOTUS legalized homosexual marriages America has exploded into a cesspool of perversion. I warned last year when this happened that every demon in HELL was going to be unleased, and now we are starting to see the fruit of this evil decision. The first area that was attacked was Christian businesses, and since then the Church has been constantly under attack. There have been multiple lawsuits over Christians standing up for their beliefs yet no lawsuits are being filed against Muslim companies or followers of Islam that have done the same thing. The American legal system has turned UPSIDE DOWN to accommodate homosexuals and even Muslims. I read an article the other day where Iowa is trying to make preachers STOP preaching about homosexuality, and they are trying to force Churches to allow men to use women’s restrooms IN THE CHURCH! Here are a short life of things that have happened recently:
- Two Muslims filed a lawsuit when the distribution company they worked for fired them for not doing their job even though they knew when they were hired that part of their job was to deliver alcohol. They were awarded $240,000 each (B). While they were not Christians, the point here is that if they were they would have never gotten a dime and this is where the enemy is focusing because they are now saying Islam > Christianity.
- Christian bakers were sued for not wanting to bake a cake for a function they did not believe in. (C)
- Gay Couple suing U.K. Bed & Breakfast because they could not sleep there (D)
- Gay Couple suing New York Bed & Breakfast for not hosting gay wedding (E)
- Kentucky clerk goes to jail for refusing to issue gay marriage licenses (F)
I could go on and on, but you get the point. Soon being a Christian won’t be such a “cool” thing to be because we are going back to the days of the Book of Acts so I would brush up on how they lived… Real persecution is coming to America, will you stand or will you fall?
Today they are making “Transgenders” and other “sexual deviancies” the new “Norm”. Ever since “gay marriage” was approved everything that is anti-normal sexuality has been coming out. We have Bruce/Caitlyn (who was called woman of year and a hero), a man who identifies as a 6 year old, and even trans-species (G). Just recently the city of New York came up with a list of 31 recognized gender types (H). To add to this, there is already a group pushing for another sexual deviancy to become legalized – pedophilia… Let that sink in for a few minutes because this is the time Jesus, Paul, Peter, and all the Prophets warned us about. America is modern day Babylon, Rome, and Sodom all rolled into one and this is the transformation that has been creeping slowly into our country and into our Churches for years. Most of the “salt” is gone so it only makes sense that America is starting to stink like a ten day old carcass. Another point is that the verse says that the world would be lovers of pleasures. The word “pleasures” is the Greek word “hedone” (which is where the word hedonism comes from), and this word means sensual delight. It also can mean fleshly desires and any type of lust for ungodly pleasures.
It is sad that people in the Church today are in such denial about their carnal ways. Do you think Paul or Peter would have supported sports teams and other carnal activities like the modern day Church does? I seriously doubt it, but I do think they would have been arrested for preaching at these events. Christians, and especially American Christians seem to think that they can go living any way they want and this is why America is in the mess it is in. “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men” (Matthew 5:13). If we as his chosen ones are not doing our Father’s business, then I must ask “Who will do it”? The devil LOVES the American Apostate Church because they have a form of godliness, but deny the power thereof and what is that power? The power is in the message that Jesus came to pay for sin and that if we repent and believe in him we can have eternal life. If you ever want to see what the Church should be living like read the Book of Acts, and then reread it again and again…
If we were supposed to live this “Millionaire” kind of life then why DIDN’T THE APOSTLES LIVE IT? WHY DIDN’T PAUL LIVE IT? Could it be that the Word of Faith (WoF) movement was contrived by a man who was into the Transcendentalism and New Age movement (A)? I am no way saying that God does not want to bless us or heal us, but I am saying HE IS GOD and to think we are in His class or like him in anyway is pure HERESY. We are not gods for He is the Lord God and there is none other before Him or beside Him, and we are not to bow down to or serve ANY THING on this planet. While people will scream that they have no idols, I will counter with yes you do because if anything is more important than spending time with God or serving God then IT IS AN IDOL! God did not save us so we could be rich, watch the filth on TV (Big Brother & Walking Dead), or be involved in anything that this world has to offer. He saved us so that we could be HIS witnesses on this this earth. People love to quote Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”. Wow see, there it is, prosperity!!! Is it really? Let’s read it in context shall we… (Arrows added for emphasis)
Matthew 6:19-33 “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, what shall we eat? or, what shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”.
Once you read it in context, you see just the opposite of “wealth and prosperity” don’t you? First Jesus HIMSELF says to “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth” so does this sound like we are supposed to have huge bulging bank accounts? Does this sound like we are to live a life of luxury and pleasure while we are here? Unless your answer is a resounding NO then I pray you seek God for the truth because you are living in deception. Next JESUS says “for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also’. The question we have to ask is why not Jesus? Why can’t I have a mansion like Donald Trump or Oprah has? The answer is that BECAUSE WE ARE NOT OF THIS WORLD!! (John 17:14-16, John 15:19, Romans 12:1-2, James 4:4, Philippians 3:20, 1 Peter 2:11-12, 1 Corinthians 6:14). If God does bless us with “earthly” riches then they should be used for His Kingdom, and not to put “nice things” in our homes or buy the latest “HOT CAR” or “HANDBAG”. Oh how the Church has moved away from the Book of Acts, and I really see the Laodicean Church in America for they truly think they are rich and have need of nothing. However, Jesus is knocking on the door so they can let him back in but will they answer in time?
Second we see that “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!” This could be a sermon all by itself because this is such a great promise to believers, but it is also a great warning to us. It says the light of the body is the eye, and if the eye is single then the whole body is full of light so how do we keep our eye single? We keep our eye single by only focusing on Jesus and nothing else. If we do that than we can rest assured that we are walking in the light, however if we are not only focusing on Jesus then the light we think we are walking may actually be utter darkness. I see this everywhere in the Church of America because so many American Christians are following wolves, and they don’t even see it. Not only that, but if you say anything about their pet “false teacher” they immediately quote Matthew 7:1 “Judge Not…” However, they do not even understand what that scripture is talking about (in context that is). This is sad because the Kingdom of God needs workers, not “Sunday Morning Only Christians”. I heard someone say that the people following the wolves are doing it because they want what the wolves have. However, if they are then they have fallen into idolatry and we know how God feels about that.
Next he says “O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, what shall we eat? Or, what shall we drink? Or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? For after all these things do the Gentiles seek”. Do you see it? We shouldn’t be worried about food, drink, or what we will wear because our Father knows what we NEED!! Philippians 4:19 “God will supply all your need (NOT GREED) according to his riches in glory by Jesus Christ”. Have you heard people use this as a prosperity scripture? I know I have and they concentrate on the phrase “riches in glory” and not “supply all your needs” because the word “need” here means necessities not mansions and money. So where do they get multi-millions in the bank from? “But understand this, that in the last days dangerous times [of great stress and trouble] will come [difficult days that will be hard to bear].For people will be lovers of self [narcissistic, self-focused], lovers of money [impelled by greed]…” Does this sound like many Churches and Pastors in the America today? So if we are not to seek after things then what should we seek after? Matthew 6:33 says it as clear as it can be said “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”. We should be seeking what God wants to do and seeking to live a righteous life and if we do he will supply our NEED automatically!!! Answer me this, does this verse mention mansions? NO! Does it say a Yacht or Ferrari? NO! What did the early Church do to set the example? Acts 2:43-46 “And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart” and Acts 4:32-34 “And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need”. This type of lifestyle is what the Church has moved away from, and for 2000 years a spirit of greed, excess, and idolatry has filled it instead of true love and a spirit of giving. Now not all Churches are as extreme as this, but if you are honest and let the Spirit show you the truth you will see this in EVERY Church to some extent and at the end of the day it is SIN and it will be dealt with for Judgment is coming to God’s House and nothing is going to stop except 100% repentance!
The last part of this verse is truly the saddest part of the verse for it says “…Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with diver’s lusts”. I know many Christians are “tied” to these false teachers and just the mere mention that they may not be who they say they are will lead to a fight or they will call you a heretic to end the conversation. However, I am reminded of what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 3:3-6 “For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase”. In other words we are not to LIFT ANY MAN up above another, and this is what the Church in America has been doing for decades! How many times have you heard people say “So and so is speaking or ministering at this place or that place, and he is so anointed so you have to come and hear him so you can receive from the Lord”? This is why he said in verse one and two of that same chapter “And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able”. Apparently these people didn’t realize that they were not supposed to follow a man, but they were supposed to be following Jesus (Single Eye). If we look at people who are following these false teachers, we can easily see how they have been led away and we can also see how these wolves may have a form of godliness but no real power. If not, then why didn’t the great faith healer go and heal his friend who had a stroke? If these WoF false teachers are so full of faith then why are they dying of diseases such as heart disease and cancer? If they are so full of faith why do they need to hold crusades and pass a bucket for money? If they are so full of faith then why are they afraid to fly on commercial jets? Only God can show you the answer to these questions, but before he will you will have to want to know the truth…
The Apostle Paul said it this way “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death” (Philippians 3:10). One thing I know is that WoF followers do NOT like to suffer, and they like to overlook any and all verses that convey this message. However, as believers we must realize that before it’s over we may all have to suffer and some of us reading this will give our lives for our faith…
1 Timothy 4:1-3
“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; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding 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.
Once again this verse attacks the theory of “once saved always saved” for it CLEARLY states that in the latter times many shall DEPART from the FAITH! Once again, sinners are not part of the faith so how can they depart from a faith that they have never had? This verse tells us that we must always be on guard because deception is everywhere, and we can indeed “depart from the faith”. Even Paul knew it was not a sure thing for in Philippians 3:10-14 he writes “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus”. If we are already saved then why does it say so many times in the New Testament that those who “endure to the end” shall be saved? We have to remember that there will be MANY false doctrines coming our way, and the 1900’s has been called the era of the “Laodicean Church” based on Revelation 3:17 which says: “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing…” Does this sound like the American Church today? Rich? Increased with Goods? In Need of Nothing? If you do not think so then you are either clueless, under deception, not looking with your spiritual eyes, or you just don’t care. The Word says in 1 Timothy 4:2 that “[misled] by the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared as with a branding iron [leaving them incapable of ethical functioning]” (Amplified). In other words they have NO conscience for what they are doing. If we look at the leading WoF teachers we can see how they are putting millions of dollars into their accounts, and even though they do “help” others occasionally it does not compare to the millions that they are heaping upon themselves. Jesus clearly said to “Lay not for yourselves treasures upon this earth” and “I go to prepare a place for you” so WHY do they have millions of dollars in their personal accounts, mansions, planes, and fancy cars here? (Matthew 6:19 & John 14:2) What is even sadder is that people following these false teachers cannot see through the deception of what these people are teaching. As I said earlier, many of these people are following these false teachers because they WANT what these false teachers HAVE, and this is straight up IDOLATRY (J). These people think that if they sow enough “seed” they will get what these false teachers have, but in reality how many have actually reached the level of “prosperity” that their false teachers have reached? If you want to know what they are worth go to (K) in the appendix and see for yourselves, and then look at the Church in the book of Acts and honestly ask yourselves is the Church of today living and teaching as they should? The answer should be obvious… Finally, many Churches today are teaching things like you cannot eat this meat or that food, you cannot be married or you must be married, if you do not pay your tithe you are going to hell, and if you worship on Sunday or work on Saturday you are deceived. The easiest way to make sure you are following Christ is to try EVERYTHING you hear based on one thing; The Word of God for in the Word of God is everything we need to know that pertains to life and Godliness. In these last days the wolves of satan are EVERYWHERE, and the only ones who will stand are those who KNOW the WORD OF GOD in their HEARTS!!!
2 Peter 2:1-3
“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not”.
Of all the scriptures about false teachers/prophets, 1 Peter 2:1-3 spells it out in a way the other verses do not. First it says there WILL be fall teachers/prophets among you (not might be). Jesus warned us in Matthew 24, and now Peter (who was one of Christ’s closest followers) warns us again that there SHALL be false teachers and then they shall PRIVILY bring in heresies which means that they will bring in their false doctrines in “secret”. Many false teachers and especially those in the WoF movement are CONSTANTLY saying they have some special “Word from the Lord” for their followers, but if you really listen to what they are saying then you know that 99.9% of the time they are so vague or general that they could actually be said to anyone. We must be careful of these types of “Words” from the Lord for they have been used for centuries to lead God’s people astray. As of late the Pope said that having a personal relationship with Jesus is dangerous, and that people must go through the Catholic Church (I), but we know this to be a heresy. Unfortunately, many people still see the Pope as “God’s Man” and they are buying this lie as the truth. Jesus clearly said I AM the way, however a famous wolf teacher says that “Jesus is the way to God, but there are many paths to Jesus” (L). What amazes me is that when this is clearly pointed out in their own words (and voice) people still condemn me. This shows without a doubt that many Christians are now living in TOTAL DECEPTION…
Next it says that “…many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of”. Do you see it? It says MANY WILL FOLLOW their pernicious was and that the way of TRUTH (Jesus said I am the TRUTH) shall be spoken evil of. The word pernicious carries the meaning of utter destruction, a perishing, destruction of MONEY, and a destruction that consists of eternal misery in HELL. In other words, these false teachers AND their followers will ALL be punished for eternity in HELL. This is why we must warn everyone we can because we do not know which ones of them have gone past the point of no return, and if they will not listen to the Word then we are told to move on. The next part is the icing on the false WoF movement because anyone that profits from selling God’s message in any form is in sinful error. The verses conclude with “through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not”. In the Amplified it reads like this “And in their greed they will exploit you with false arguments and twisted doctrine”. I have heard a preacher say that these prosperity gurus are God’s judgment on them that follow them because their followers no longer seek after the truth but after money and worldly possessions. Sadly these WoF have milked the Church of Jesus Christ for BILLIONS of dollars, and yet people still send them more money every day. However, if you ask them how it’s going you would see that they never really get back what they thought they should have from all the money that they sent in. The WoF lie is not to make the people prosperous, but to make the messengers of this doctrine of devils rich. However, when you look inside these ministries you can plainly see what “god” they serve. Are you one of those who have been exploited by these false teachers and can now see how you have been misled? If so then now is a good time to repent and turn back to follow the One True God and His Son Jesus!!
As I stated at the very beginning of this message I did NOT like what the Lord instructed me to do and in all honesty all I wanted to do was find a Church and serve Jesus there. However, this was not what he wanted me to do. The Lord continues to remind me of Ezekiel 3:17-19 “When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand”. We as believers have a solemn duty and an obligation to not only warn the wicked about their sinful ways, but to also warn our brothers and sisters about the paths they are on…
- “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted” (Galatians 6:1).
- “More over if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother”. (Matthew 18:15)
We must never EVER come at a brother or sister out of anger or spite, but we must go to them in meekness and try to restore them. The word meekness used here is the exact same word meekness when Paul talks about the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:23. It means to mildly and gently go to them, which means go to them in LOVE. We must remember to “consider thyself, lest thou also be tempted”. In other words we are to be a brother or sister to our brethren and not a baseball bat. This does NOT mean that we should coddle them, but it doesn’t mean we drop a sledge hammer on them either. Many things from this point on may upset some people up, but I ask that you pray right now before continuing. I do not consider myself a prophet, but I do know that God has laid this on my heart to share with his people because the time is getting short and we must begin warning the world and the Church about the days we are living in and what is about to come to America.
Time for Truth
Ezekiel 33:1-9 “Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand. So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul”.
I would ask that you read this passage a few times for in it are real nuggets of truth that we need to meditate on and then go back and read and meditate on them again. We hear all the time that these are the last days, yet do we really see the majority of Christians living like they are in the last days? The answer is no! If you read this passage you will see that God tells us several times that “… his blood will I require at thine hand”, which tells me that God take it serious about us warning people about what is about to happen. To put it plainly, we are living in the “Last Days OF the Last Days”. After this next big harvest of sinners by the Holy Spirit there will be no more time for His wrath is about to fall. As I pointed out in the beginning the Lord WILL NOT come back as a thief in the night to us for we are children of the “light”. Also, we have very specific things that will happen right before he sends his “ANGELS” to come get us (Matt. 24:29-31) & (Rev. 6:12-17). If we look at the world around us we should see (if we have real discernment) Matthew Chapter 24 and Revelation Chapters 4-6 playing out before our eyes. There has NEVER been a time in history where EVERY sign foretold has happened at the same time, and with such intensity. In America we have seen the worst 12 months of flooding in America’s History (N). From all the natural disasters to the warfare on every continent it is easy to see that we are at the threshold of Jesus coming back for his own, and that we are on the very threshold of eternity. So if we are living in those days that Jesus and John foretold then I have to ask this again “do we really see Christians living like they are living in the last days?” Sadly for most so called “Christians” the answer is no. Looking back at Ezekiel 33 we see that we as his people are to be watchmen, and that we should be sounding the spiritual Shofar so that people are being warned about what is about to happen. So why then are those who name the name of the Lord Jesus Christ not acting like he is coming back, and why in many cases are they not acting like they are Born Again at all? Let us look at what Jesus had to say about it. In Matthew 24: 4-5 He tells us to “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many”. A very interesting point here is that Jesus in this passage mentions false Christ or prophets three times (verses 11 and verses 23-26) so this was a very important that Christ was making and this is where we will start.
Matthew 24:3-5 “Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many”.
What was he very first sign Christ gave us? False Christ’s! Not only that but later in Matthew 24 he expanded it to include false teachers and prophets. We know that since the ascension of Jesus there have been many false Christ’s, prophets, and teachers however as we have gotten closer to the return of Christ the frequency of these false teachers & prophets has increased. Some of these false prophets are easy to see such as Jim Jones, David Koresh, Marshall Applewhite, and Ron L. Hubbard. However, many other false teachers are much harder to spot because they have truly be transformed into “messengers of light”. This means that these false teachers have great speaking skills, and they know enough of the Word to sway people into believing that what they are saying is the true Word of God. However, if you listen to them long enough you will see their “sheep’s covering” slip from time to time and you should see them for who they really are. Wolves will take a scripture and build a whole sermon or even a ministry around that verse, but 99.99999% of the time the scripture(s) they use are taken out of context. The Apostle Paul warns us many times about them and in 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 he tells us that “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works”. The devil isn’t call the great deceiver for nothing, and I heard a preacher once say that the scary part about being “deceived” is that the “deceived” person does not KNOW they are “deceived”. I want you to let that roll about your spirit for a while. This is probably one of the scariest things because if you are deceived you don’t know it because you actually think you are walking in the light. The best way to stay “undeceived” is to stay “in the Word”. These next three verses should give you some insight on how to not be taken astray by these wolves …
1) Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone 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. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? In thy name have cast out devils? In thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
2) Matthew 6:22-23 “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!”
3) 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness”.
As we can see these verses show very clearly that people can also be self-deceived or as in 2 Thessalonians says people may be deceived because “GOD” himself has sent them a delusion. So now we must ask, how do we know if we are deceived or not? Simple, because 2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”. If we are in God’s Word and we always read it in context, and we are “doers” of the Word and not “hearers only” then we will know that we are following the Lord. Another good way not to be deceived is Matthew 7:20 “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them”. There are many of these false teachers in America today, and these wolves have been shearing the sheep of God for years and they have been leading people astray for just as long. The Bible clearly says to lay no treasures upon this earth, so why do all these preachers have millions of dollars in their PERSONAL bank accounts? Why are they buying expensive junk to decorate their homes? Why are they buying multiple million dollar jets and building their own private airstrips? Is the Church really that blind that we cannot see through this charade of “prosperity” and the real fruit of these men and women which is greed? I heard a preacher say once that the prosperity guru’s were the judgment of God on their followers because those who are following these false teachers simply want what these wolves have and this is idolatry. Does the Word promise us riches on this earth? Once again, people will claim that in Matthew 6:33 when it says to “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” means untold prosperity. However, if you read it in context it talks about food, drink, and clothing and NOT riches. Also, it actually starts in verse 19-21 “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also”. Are you starting to see the real message? How about Philippians 4:19 “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus”. The word “need” here is the word “chreia” in the Greek which does not mean riches but “necessities”. Does this verse backup the claim of what the WoF crowd says? Not a chance! Finally, one of the most used verses is 3 John 1:2 where it says “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth”. See we are to PROSPER, but let us look at it a little closer. The word prosper here is the word “euodoo” which carries the meaning of a prosperous journey or to be successful. However, the WoF crowd will scream this is about money but the word “euodoo” comes from the compound word “eu” which means to be well off or to fare well and the Greek word “hodos” which means journey or metaphorically a course of conduct or a way of thinking and feeling. To make this scripture about becoming “rich and prosperous” in things of this world and money would truly be a stretch. I will say at this point that God DOES give people money, but it is NOT to pad their personal bank accounts. He blesses us so that we can use it to help others and use it to advance the Kingdom of God. The 1900’s were the beginning of the last Church age, and it is rightly named the Laodicean Age. If we remember the Laodicean Church then we should remember that they said that they were “…rich; …wealthy and need nothing”, however Jesus said that they were “…wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked” (Revelation 3:17). We must remember that the WoF movement was started by E.W. Kenyon (A) who was into the New Thought Teachings of Phineas Quimby who’s Mind Science was combined with Pentecostalism resulting in a mixture of Christianity and Mysticism (M). The key to understanding our Christian life is rooted deeply in the Book of Acts and the writings of Paul, Peter, and the rest of the New Testament writers. Paul and Peter warned us numerous times about these false teachers, yet many are following them today as if they were Jesus himself. If you think I am lying, point out the facts about their pet “prosperity teacher” and see how fast they attack. Remember, Paul himself said this “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death” (Philippians 3:10). All through the New Testament there are examples of real believers giving their lives for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and not living like royalty on this planet. The Church, and especially the Church in America have truly moved into Revelation 3:17 for they are living as if they are “…rich; …wealthy and (they) need nothing” and this is NOT how we as believers should be living.
Be careful who you follow and who you call “Anointed by God” for there are many wolves in the sheepfold, and God will hold us accountable for who we follow and who we give Gods money too. Check the fruits of their ministries. Look at their tax returns. Pull the blinders off…
“And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 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”
The second set of warnings Christ gave us was that we would continually hear about wars and the possibility of war, nation rising up against nation and kingdoms against kingdoms, famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. We all know that this warning has been going on for centuries, however the closer we have gotten to the return of Christ the worst they have become. In the Greek the word nation is the word “ethnos” which means a tribe or race. However, the word kingdom comes from the Greek word “basileus” which refers to the leaders of a people or nation. From this we can see that these wars are not only fought by various races (race wars) and countries, but they are also going to be fought by leaders of countries. I was thinking about this, and was trying to figure out how “kings” could fight and then it dawned on me… They fight for control over resources (oil & minerals) as well as trade and commerce. There are many ways to fight, and as we get closer to our Lord’s return we are seeing an increase of both physical fighting and kings (Presidents, Kings, and Prime Ministers) maneuvering to control everything on the planet from oil to the Internet. This will get worse, and is a perfect setup for the Son of Perdition to come on the scene. The next three warnings that Jesus gave us were famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in “divers” places. The three words used here are famine (a scarcity of food), pestilences (plagues, pests, and diseases), and earthquakes (shaking, gale force winds, and a tempest) in divers (various occupied places). Most people will say we have had this for years, and I will be the first to agree. However, if Jesus said these were the warning signs then I think his intent was that they would be worse than anything seen in the recorded history of man. There are major droughts and famine all over the world right now, and many experts say that the planet is running out of food. I am not saying this to scare you because as Christians one of the three things promised to us in Matthew 6:33 is food so our Father will take care of us, but there are many lost and carnal Christians reading this that need to wake up. In 2011 Business Insider ran an article stating that countries all over the world are running low on food and that some villages in Africa are having to move just to find food and water (O). The guardian also reported that Africa is having the worst food crisis since 1985 (P). The key to this verse is that famines are going to get worse and worse, and many governments are already preparing for a food and water shortage. The next thing Jesus talks about is an increase in plagues, diseases, and pests or insects. Do we see this today? We see it everywhere and we are constantly seeing some new disease appear on the news. Right now we are dealing with Zika, and not too long ago it was the Bird Flu and Ebola. Once again, what Jesus was talking about were not diseases in any central location but a worldwide spread of pestilences (R). Even though we have not seen this come to fruition, we must understand with today’s advanced travel a disease could spread over the entire planet in a matter of days. Also, there have been outbreaks lately of locusts and other insects destroying crops and while scientists like to throw the blame on global warming we as believers know that this is just the beginning of something that will devastate the planet we live on. Finally, and probably the most ominous sign are earthquakes and natural disasters. While some may quibble about the rise in famines and pestilences, it is hard for them to dispute the rise in earthquakes and other natural disasters. Even the USGS warns of an increase in earthquakes in 2016, and especially in Oklahoma (S). Also, America has seen the worst 12 months of flooding in its entire history (T). Once again many will scoff and say this has been going on for years, but many are starting to wonder what is going on in the world and in America. A major increase started about a year ago when our government openly sanctioned homosexual marriages and the abortionists came out of the closet and proudly bragged about selling baby parts. Is there a correlation? I personally see there is and a lot of bad things have been happening all over America since those two things happened, but it will get worse.
We as Believers must truly realize that famines, pestilences, and natural disasters are going to get much worse in the coming years. Also, we have to understand that hungry and hurting people in America are going to be roaming all over this country looking for answers. It is time to get out of the world in every aspect of our life and start seeking the face of Almighty God because if we are not the salt of the earth then who is going to be??? In the coming days we have to be ready in season and out of season to minister to whoever God is going to send our way. God will use us if we are willing to pay the price which may include our life being given. Are you ready?
“Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved”
This next warning comes at us on several levels. First, it says they will deliver “you” to be afflicted, and shall kill you and you will be hated for “MY” name’s sake. We see here that the first thing we are going to face is affliction, death, and hatred. The word afflicted is the Greek word “thlibo” which means a pressing, trouble, distress, and to suffer tribulation. The interesting thing is that the word “narrow” which is used in Matthew 7:14 (strait is the gate, and “narrow” is the way that leadeth unto life and few there be that find it) is the same Greek word. So from this we can see that ALL believers MUST go through the affliction process if they want to find life eternal. Christians, especially American Christians have become quite comfortable in this world, and this is COMPLETELY opposite of what Jesus and the writers of the New Testament taught. If we study Church history we see that it wasn’t until Constantine decreed that Christianity was to be the official religion of Rome that the apostasy really began to come into the Church (U). The Church to this point had never taken up arms to defend its “rights”, and once Constantine did this the Church began to adopt many of the pagan customs, rituals, and symbols of Rome (U). Over time the first Church of Rome became known as the “Holy Roman Catholic Church” and the rest is history. Constantine also convened the first ever meeting of the Churches called the “Council of Nicea”, which was held in the Turkish city of Iznik. His goal was to find some common ground among various doctrines such as Jesus the Son of God being equal with God the Father and the Bishops who disagreed that they were equal were exiled (V). While all of this really sounds great and Christians could finally come out of hiding we must ask this one question; was this how the Church was supposed to be? I would have to say no because the next part of this verse clearly states that “… they shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake”. In other words, the Church was NEVER supposed to be liked, the Church was NEVER supposed to be part of any government system, and the Church was NEVER supposed to be joined to any of the false religions of the world. Jesus knew that if the Church ever did any of these things that it would lead it down the road of apostasy and if you look at the Roman Catholic and other denominations you can clearly see the false doctrines and idolatry that are apart of each of them. Also Jesus said we would be HATED by all nations. This persecution and hatred has been around since the ascension of Jesus, however the level that Jesus is talking about in Matthew 24 is much the same as when he listed the physical catastrophes that are going to plague the earth. Persecution, death of Christians, and hatred of Believers will continue to grow worse and worse until the day our Lord comes and takes us. I often say this to Christians, if the world doesn’t hate you then what are you doing wrong? Jesus taught love and repentance not love and tolerance so quit tickling peoples ears because all you are doing is sending them to hell.
The next warning in this verse is that “…then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another”. The word for offend here is the Greek word “skandalizo” which carries the meaning of “enticing someone into sin” or “causing someone to fall away”. The word “skandalizo” comes from the word “skandalon” which is where we get the word “scandal” from. It means a “trap or snare” and also “putting up a stumbling block so someone will fall”. Are you see this? So now we could read this like this “…many shall be enticed into sin, fall away, or be caught in traps and snares”, and this is why this warning is so serious.
In this warning there is a part that many people either like to overlook or they say it will only happen “after the rapture”; however Jesus does not come and get us until verse 31. In the letters to the Churches Jesus sends one to the Church at Smyrna. In this letter he tells them that “I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan” (Revelation 2:9-10). If we want to understand this we must understand what was going on at the time. Here is an excerpt from Dan Perry’s eBook the “Seven Churches of Revelation”.
“Christians were extremely persecuted in Smyrna, and many lost everything they owned because there was a group known as the 10%’ers who got 10% of the property seized from Christians that they turned over to the Romans. These people were non-Christians and often Jews who profited off the death of Christians so hunting Christians was commonly practiced…It is said that from 100-313 A.D that 5,000,000 Christians were martyred, which was the greatest persecution of the Church ever known. During this time, Satan did everything he could to wipe the Church at Smyrna off the planet. Also, the Christians at Smyrna were persecuted by ten different Roman Emperors and the last ten years being a living nightmare for the Smyrna Church. However, the gospel spread faster during this period than any other period in history, and the more Satan persecuted this Church the more God’s Word spread”. (W)
I know this goes against the grain of the “Left Behind” crowd, but notice the betrayal is done BEFORE the return of Christ in verse 31. The only way this cannot be is if the return in verse 31 is the final return, and if so why would Jesus leave out the final battle or the actually final return? No matter how you try and slice this verse up we (the elect) are still here during this betrayal period. Another interesting aspect is “who” is going to betray us. “Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law” (Luke 12:51-53). In Luke 21:16 Jesus makes it crystal clear who is going to betray the believers “And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death”. Do you see it? It speaks of family and friends. The word brethren (adelphos in the Greek) carries the meaning of siblings and that of fellow believers so we will need to have a keen sense of discernment from the Holy Spirit. Once again, I know this goes against the “Left Behind” crowd, but if we want the truth we must read the Word for what it says and not for what we want it to say.
We must ALWAYS be on our guard against the lies and snares of the enemy and the next part of the verse explains why so many in those days will be offended. “…many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold”. The reason many will be offended and betray others is because they will be led away by false prophets (which we spoke of earlier). I know many of the modern day “wolf preachers” say they have “Divine Words from God”, and that these new revelations are only for them so they can teach us and to I say BE VERY VARY of anyone who says. Many have been led astray by this so called “Words from the Lord”. Remember look at their fruits and if a prophesy they said never came true then they are false prophets (You can get the Blood Moon book in used book stores I think for 50 cents). The next part of the warning says that because sin shall be increased their “agape” love will grow cold. Let that sink in real deep into your spirit. The first letter in the Book of Revelation says “I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast labored, and hast not fainted. Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works” (Revelation 2:2-5). Notice how serious this warning was because Jesus said to remember from where they had “fallen” from. The Greek word for fallen is “Ekipipto”, and this means to fall out of (fellowship), to fall from a higher place to a lower place (Greek word “pipto”), and fall away from (Greek word “ek”). We must realize how serious Jesus takes us leaving our first love, and we need to be careful that we do not even allow what God has called us to do get in the way of our relationship with Him. Now I will only post this next part of the warning because it is in the Word of God…
“But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved”
In the last days we will not know who we can trust unless we have God’s discernment working in our lives. We need to prepare NOW and start setting up a network of fellow believers that we can call on for prayer as well as places to meet for the Church.
“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand). Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened”.
We have seen the gospel preached to the entire world in our lifetime. While there may be small pockets of people, in essence the gospel has been preached to the entire world via satellites and missionaries. Secondly, the abomination that is spoken of here has not taken place yet. Jesus makes these two amazing statements about Jerusalem and the end times. First he tells us in Luke 21:20 that “…when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh” and then in Matthew 24:15 that “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place”. These are two very distinct signs followed by “Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains” in both verses. Have we seen either of these yet? Yes and no. While the Romans did defile the temple, the abomination that is going to happen here is going to be on an epic scale. The Anti-Christ will not only put his image up in the Temple, but he will demand the entire world worship him as God. So will we be here when the Anti-Christ shows up? 2 Thessalonians 2:2-5 “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God”. So what shall not come until the Anti-Christ is revealed? The Day of the Lord! Once again we must read the Word as written, in context, and not twist it to read how we want it to. How do you think false doctrines get started?
“For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened”.
The issue with the return of Christ for the Church is not so much whether is it is going to happen or not, but when it is going to happen. I know there are many Pre, Mid, Post, and other rapture theories everywhere but I believe we should read God’s Word as he wrote it and not try and twist it or grab a verse here and there and build a doctrine. It clearly says that we are here doing this “tribulation” period, however we are promised that God will shorten them for the “elect’s” sake. So who are the elect? The Greek word here is the word “eklektos” and it means “chosen by God to obtain salvation through Christ” and “Christians”, and here are a list of verses that clearly show that Christians are the elect: Matthew 22:14, Matthew 24:31, Luke 18:7, Romans 8:33, Colossians 3:12, 2 Timothy 2:10, Titus 1:1, 1 Peter 1:2, 1 Peter 2:4, and Revelation 17:14. We must remember the number one tool satan has is lies and his ability to twist the Word of God which he knows so well. The only way we can make sure that we are not deceived is by testing all doctrines based on the Word of God as a whole, and not on randomly selected verses that back up our beliefs. From what we have seen my brethren, we are going to be here for some rough times and our enemy satan does not want us to know this because if we truly feel this way in our hearts then we would be preparing now.
Remember the warning of Jesus: “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved”
Watch Israel and what is going on in the middle east. We are seeing a joining of the kings spoken of in the Prophets, and soon they will attack.
“Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not”.
This final warning is another attempt from Jesus to warn us about false Christs, false prophets, and false teachers/pastors/leaders… We have seen many over the years that were so obvious (Jim Jones and David Koresh) however these that Jesus is talking about will be SO deceptive that they WILL deceive many… But NOT the elect for we will see right through them. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 11:12-15 that “But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works”. The Amplified reads verses 13-15 like this “For such men are counterfeit apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, since Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. So it is no great surprise if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness, but their end will correspond with their deeds”. We clearly see that satan is going to send his counterfeit masquerading apostles, prophets, teachers, evangelists, and pastors to try and deceive God’s people. However, from what I have seen even after these people are clearly shown to be who they are many still want to follow them. I know of one case where a person was thrown in jail, and now he is back on the air hawking goods and people are once again making him filthy rich. So what does the Word say? “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears” or in the Amplified “For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine and accurate instruction [that challenges them with God’s truth]; but wanting to have their ears tickled [with something pleasing], they will accumulate for themselves [many] teachers [one after another, chosen] to satisfy their own desires and to support the errors they hold”. Do we see this in today’s Churches? Oh Yes! People are constantly going to this crusade or that conference, and all the while they are being fed GARBAGE NEW AGE TRASH. As I said earlier, the WoF movement was founded by a man who was into New Age teachings and transcendentalism and yet when you point this out its back to their “Judge Not” argument which is their only defense. Saints, I urge you to fall on your knees and PRAY to your FATHER for discernment about WHOEVER you listen to. Not all doctrines by any person will be 100% accurate, but these “Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing” are so far out there it truly amazes me that people cannot see through their disguises. As we get closer to Matthew 24:31 these wolves are going to become more and more in number with doctrines so deceiving that unless you are rooted and ground in the Love and Word of God you may not make it…
“For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other”.
This promise should make us all SHOUT for after Matthew 24:4-26 is done our Precious Loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ PROMISED to come get us. So what are the final signs? He said that as soon as the sun is darkened, the moon goes dark, the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens are shaken we will see the sign of the Son of man in heaven. WOW!!! This lines up with Revelation 6:12-17 and Joel 2:30-31!!! Now, if this is a secret rapture then why would “…all the tribes of the earth mourn and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory” and why would the people on the earth say “Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” Saints, EVERY person who is NOT the elect will SEE JESUS RETURN to take His own home!! Can this be any clearer? I know it may not meet your “belief system” because for 40 years it did now meet mine, but read it over and over again… Guess what? It still says the same thing.
And now for the greatest promise of all…
“And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other”.
Read it again? Jesus will send his ANGELS to gather us… If this does not excite you then I do not know what will… Does this make enduring Matthew 24:4-26 worth it? Does this make “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” worth it? Does this make “suffering for Christ’s sake” worth it? YOU BET IT DOES and it should make you SHOUT!!!
I know that there is a lot of information in these pages, and I know that many things you have read go against a lot of things you have been taught by people in Churches over the years so I ask that you do one thing… Pray… The biggest tools that we will have in these closing days will be the Word of God in our hearts, intercessory prayer, and discernment. Paul told us that “…the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds” (2 Corinthians 10:14) or in the Amplified “The weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood]. Our weapons are divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses”. If you noticed, I mentioned nothing of about “prepping” in these warnings as many Christians are doing all over the Internet, but why? The weapons of our warfare are NOT weapons of flesh and blood. Many Christians say that they will defend their families with weapons, and they use Luke 22:36 “Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one” as the basis for this. However, if you CONTINUE reading the chapter it goes on and says this “When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword? And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him”. Did Jesus condone this? No, he HEALED the man. This was the last miracle that Jesus performed before his crucifixion. Did Peter still think the Kingdom of God was a “physical” one? Do you? In John 18:10-11 the story goes like this “Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus. Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?” Many Christians do not understand this passage, but to me it is crystal clear. Why would the disciples need swords? Logically it would be to hunt food or to chop wood for a fire, but Jesus NEVER said to take up weapons in fact he tells us in John 18:36 that “…My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence” (John 18:36). Now remember, this was AFTER he said to buy swords so apparently buying swords was not for any kind of “armed” rebellion against Rome or for defending themselves. If you still think you are allowed to defend your Christianity with weapons then answer this; why isn’t there any account written anywhere that shows that the Church in the book of Acts took up weapons to defend themselves or their families? There is none, and Paul himself wrote that “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the daylong; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”. This goes against a lot of things I used to believe because as someone who is ex-military I never considered myself a pacifist but a patriot. However, as I said earlier we cannot twist the Word to fit our beliefs but we MUST allow the Word of God to transform us if we are going to survive the upcoming days.
Next, we need to be real careful who we listen to because there are many wolves in the sheepfold already and many sheep have already been lulled to sleep with lies from these ministers of satan. I will not give a detailed list of those who lives do not match up with the Word of God, however there are a lot of resources out there that go into these people financial records and other things (such as a WoF preacher cussing on his show) so go look them up. Here are a few scriptures however that will help you see through them.
John 14:2-5 “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”.
1) If Jesus is going to prepare our mansion then why do we need mansions here? Did Paul or Peter own a mansion? NO!
2) Jesus said I am the way, however there is a wolf pastor who says that Jesus is only way to God BUT there are many ways to Jesus so remember that satan is slick and loves to twist the Word.
Matthew 6:19-21 “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also”.
1) It CLEARLY says lay NO treasures on this earth for where your TREASURE IS there is also YOUR HEART. Okay let us read it as it is written, “If our treasures are on this earth then our hearts are on this earth”. Is that clear enough? Answer this if you are still not convinced, why does ANY Christian need millions of dollars in their PRIVATE bank accounts? Do you want to test this? Contact these people and ask them for $5 million for your ministry… Good Luck!
2 Peter 2:3 “And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not”. I do not use many translations because in MANY cases they pervert what the Word is saying, but I like how the NLT reads… “In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money” (NLT). If this “prosperity” message was SO of God then why do they need to “sell” the Word of God in book or DVD form? If their MINISTRY is SO of God why do they CHARGE people to come see them (Preachers and so-called Christian Musical Acts)? Paul made tents to support himself and he NEVER asked for a DIME from the Church. If this is SO of God then why don’t the millions and millions of people who send them money every day have a mansion and millions in the bank too? ARE YOU GETTING IT YET? I like what someone said in a sermon I heard for it was a simple message… “RUN FROM THE PROSPERITY GOSPEL”… Does God meet our needs? YES AMEN!! However, Matthew 6:33 is talking about food, drink, and clothing not millions of dollars in the bank, five private jets and a private airport, millions of dollars in property, buying $10,000 pieces of junk to decorate our home, or living the ROCK STAR LIFE!!! CHURCH WAKE UP… We are truly in the Laodicean period for the American Church is “rich, and in need of NOTHING”, but we know what Jesus said to them!!
Finally, if we are going to make it through the final period we have to QUIT playing games with the world. We need to “…come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you” (2 Corinthians 6:17). So will he receive us if we don’t come out from among them? The Church in America is inundated with SIN that most of the time you cannot tell the Christians from the sinners. We hear all these SLOPPY GRACE songs on the radio, but nothing about living HOLY… Itching ears again!! Well you cannot be free from sin Dan, and to that I reply OH YES YOU CAN… You do NOT have to be a slave to habitual sin. You don’t believe me? Will you believe the Word?
Jesus said we could be free from sin…
John 8:34-36 “Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed”
Paul said we could be free from sin…
Romans 6:1-4 “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life”.
Romans 6:13-14 “Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace”.
Romans 6:17-18 “But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness”.
As you can see the Word CLEARLY shows we can be free from habitual sin so then why are we still trapped in a habitual sin? Well, maybe we do not realize or believe that we can be free from it. Maybe we haven’t been shown that we CAN be free from it. Maybe we are not trapped but we still commit the habitual sin because we LOVE to do it… Whatever the reason we know the Word still says to “come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you”.
It is TIME for the Church to stop watching the filth of the world like The Walking Dead, Big Brother, soap operas, PG-13 and up rated movies, pornography and committing sins such as sex outside of marriage, drinking, drugs, homosexuality, or anything else that God calls SIN… There is NO such thing as a little sin in a Christians life for sin is SIN…
“A little leaven leaventh the whole lump”
“Take us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes”
(Song of Solomon 2:15
The warning God gave me is pretty simple, and it is to his REAL CHURCH… WAKE UP for the time of playing footsie with the world is OVER. The fields are ripe to harvest and our Lord is looking for laborers to go and work… Will you go? Will you endure unto the end? The only way you will is by having a single eye (Matthew 6:22-24), which means having your eye looking straight at Jesus and by denying yourself, taking up your cross, and following him daily (Matthew 16:24).
I love you all and pray that you prepare your hearts for the times ahead because even though they will be hard we have this promise:
“I am with you always, even unto the end of the world” (Matthew 28:20)
Peace and Grace to You All in Our Lord Jesus!
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