The Path to Change

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Matthew 3:12 -Whose fan [is] in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. 

These writings are designed to clean up our lives, our characters, to help us depart from the path of sin that the flesh loves to walk on and anything that is destroying our walk on this path to change. This sermon is to shake up and take off the old self, our iniquities that have clouded our mind, our judgment, our understanding of the truth; and work a new person in us that is fit for the kingdom to come.

Hopefully we will allow this path to change us and to draw out the hidden things of our life that don’t belong. We will hopefully come to the knowledge of the truth that will place the Light of truth down into the corners of our souls and brush away all the filth that may seem nothing to us, but is everything to the Lord. The smallest things that linger in our life is what Christ is directing our path to clean up so to have no spot or wrinkle. Do you want to venture into this truth and purge away old self, to purge away our idols that have been kept in the heart that is full of the lust of the world? Do you want to venture down this road that is so small that it is very easy for the enemy to find you there because very few walk down this road, the path to change?

Many cannot handle this path to change. Many cannot survive on it. Many have fallen from it. Many give up on it. Many die from self on it. Many die spiritually and physically. Many lives are broken because of it. Many cry from it. Many suffer on this path to change. Only a few find it.

This road is likening to hot coals of fire. There are arrows of pain that come from the enemy, but there is a Comforter to comfort. There is a Light that proceedeth from the throne of God, which will direct all our ways. This light melts the heart. It purifies the soul. It turns the eyes from evil.

This path causes division among loved ones. This walk will make the weak strong. This road will bring life to the dead. It will bring joy amidst the pains. This road will bring about a change that will change others. To make this journey, it calls for the armor of God. To take this flight, it calls for eagle wings if you will fly to the heights of righteousness. This road will prepare an army to fight in the battle of battles to come. This path will turn the way of a fool and bring him into the counsel of the wise. This road will turn the wise in their own eyes into babes of Christ. This road will turn the wicked from their evil ways. It is on this journey that brings true enlightenment. This road has a Helper that will come to all your cries. This path will remove the scars of sin. This road has the greatest Physician.  This Path to change will sure bring a change for good in our life. Do you want it? Are you thirsting for it? Are you hungry for it?

This road has broken kings and kingdoms. This path has destroyed the evils found in kings and emperors, and it has brought kings down to their knees. It has set up rulers. It has brought the high to low. And it has brought the low to high. It has made the rich, poor. It has made the poor, rich. This road will use all who venture upon it. This road will set the captives free. It will humble you. It will encourage you. This journey is a battle. The path to change will inspire you. This road will knock you down off your high horse. It will remove the proud in the proud.

This road crosses mountains of trouble. We will be persecuted on this road. Many have been tortured for walking on this path. Many have become martyrs. This route will bring you to the wilderness. This journey will cause you to walk through the wilderness of change. The wilderness will change you or remove you. Do you want it?

This journey is not easy. It is the hardest path to walk on. This path is for a lifetime. It is not for the weak. It will turn a sinner into a saint.  It will turn you into a soldier. This path, this road, this walk, this journey: it is to the way, the truth and the life and no one can enter therein, but by the Door, which is Christ, Jesus.

Jesus is the path. He is the way to change. He is the Life-Giver. He is the road to perfection. He is the Master-builder of this road. He will help you pass through the wilderness. Do you want Him?

In order to travel on this road, you must have Christ. You must cooperate with the Devine Spirit of God. This route will crush your chest and break you to pieces. This road calls for you to bear your own cross. This route calls for you to suffer. It calls for departing from the world. It is not an easy road, but its reward is great. This road will surely test you. It will bring you to everlasting life. It will bring you to the kingdom of God. Surviving this road will bring you through the narrow gates of eternal life. The reward is great. Do you desire it?

On this path, you can call out to the Saviour. He will lighten your burdens and direct your path. King David counsels us about this road. –Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. -Psalms 23:4.

This road has a reward. Do you want it? Then walk it! This road rebukes and reproofs and corrects and it hurts, but there is a Healer. Can you deal with it? This road softens the heart of the hardened. Do you want to be unhardened? Then be broken and walk. This path is straight and narrow and a few survive it. Are you ready for it?

Adam and Eve fell on it. God’s love saved them on it. He washed away their sins. He will wash away yours. Cain killed his brother on it. Abel was murdered on it. Jacob fought for it. His hip was broken by it. He wrestled the archangel Michael on it. He was given a new name on it.

Abraham became a friend of God on it. He was known as the father of faith. He was called to offer up his own son on it, would you? Moses walked on this path. Moses killed on it. Moses helped others walk on it. He met God on it. He died on it. God took His life on it and raised him back up from the dead on it. He went to heaven on this road.

Noah builds an ark on his journey. Noah got drunk on this road. He became of preacher of righteousness. Noah saw the earth destroyed on this path. Noah ventured into the new world. Many prophets were raised up on this path. Many died on it. Many priests were raised up on it. Some offered up strange fire and perished for it. Solomon built the house of the Lord on his journey. He called it Solomon’s temple when it was supposed to be the Lord’s temple. Solomon sinned against God on this road. God forgave Him in all His mercy and kindness.

This route gives goodness and mercy. For this road is full of love. It is full of compassion. It is tender loving. This path has so much grace. This road has everyone on probation. This road calls for us to be proven. It will cut like a knife. It will pierce the heart. This road has a double edge sword. The Words of Christ will cut all who walk this road.  It will bring sight to the blind. It will heal all sickness.

This road will sanctify you and purge out the old self. Just ask king Nebuchadnezzar about it. He was broken by it. Daniel became his good friend on it. The king found the King of kings on it. He bowed before heaven on it. He spent seven years in solitude on it. He ate with the beast of the fields. Do you want to? Can you? Will you?

This journey develops patients and requires obedience. It calls for us to be perfect as the one who made this path. This flight will take you where you have never gone. Do you want to board? This journey calls for repentance. Can you do it? We can do all things through Christ.

This road has a good shepherd. This road is forever learning. It is forever teaching. It is forever growing. This journey will bring you to your final home. This path leads you to your mansion in heaven. This road has a time of trouble coming such as never been. This journey has a resurrection for the just. This road has a judgment day. This road has an appointment to meet the Creator.

This road has many enemies. Can you handle it? This journey brings blessings. It can also curse you. This path to change is available to all. This road requires holiness to be established. It requires fear in the Lord, which will bring understanding. This path will change sinners. This path will remove iniquities. This road will remove old friends. Do you desire this change?

This road will expose your darkness. This route brings you to confession. This route teaches the need for change. Do you want to change? Then let us act like it. Let us walk like it. Let us talk like it. Let us love like it. Let us treat others like it. Let us walk this road.

This road calls for unity. This road does not stand for division. This path removes back biting, faultfinding, gossiping, and trouble-makers. This road will remove unrepentant sinners.  It will remove barriers. This road removes divisions and dissensions. This path will remove your anger and your hate. This road will remove all unrighteousness. This route has rules that govern our conduct. This path has a gospel order. This road teaches us how to deal with others. It teaches tenderness to the sinners.

This path calls for reform. Do you want to reform? This journey calls for a dress code. It calls for good health. It calls for temperance in all things. It calls for health reform. It has a prescribed diet for the temple. This narrow path calls for character change. It calls for bridling the tongue. This road will take down the banner of Satan. This road will cast out demons. This journey calls for laborers. It calls for sowers. It calls for over-comers. This path calls for trumpets.

On this journey it can shorten your days or extend your life. Not all who travels on this path will sleep. This path saves. This path loves to help others. This path is a lesson book for the world to come. This path will instruct. This path has signs. It warns us of dangers. This path has unseen forces helping us. This path is full of war. This path loves us. It will perfect us. This path loves the sinner, but hates the sin. This road will destroy all sins and purge our iniquities. Do you want to change and walk this narrow path to change?

I pray that it will rattle the cage of the captives and lure the wicked from their wicked ways, fitting them to be a new creature in perfect righteousness for Christ. I hope that this will bring a band of unifiers’ of truth that cannot be broken. I pray that this sermon will cast away the weaknesses and to make strong the foundation we are to build upon. This message is calculated to help us become more like our Saviour so that we can venture into the good ground of understanding the prophetic writings of Revelation as well, which will lead us to the Fountain of waters where we will never go a thirst again and to the Bread of Life where we will never go hungry again.

John 4:14 -…whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

For Christ is a well of living waters, and a stream of life from heaven, unto all who call upon His Name.

And the Christ said…

Psalms 116:13 -I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.

John 7:37 -…If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.

Because…

Matthew 5:6 -Blessed [are] they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

And be filled with the Bread of righteousness, filled with the Bread of life.

John 6:48-51 -I am that bread of life.Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

We have got to learn to lean upon the Rock and trust in Him who gave us life and does not want us to fade away like the summer nights. We have got to learn to not lean upon our own understanding and what spues out of the mouth of the wicked, and these false teachers who are not the workers of righteousness, but of sin that worketh death. We have got to depart from evil.

Proverbs 3:5, 6, 7 -Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

This sermon is to also help us gain a better understanding of all that we need to know so that we can receive the crown of life, which is promised to those who change their course of old self, by turning from their wretched ways. Hopefully our ears will be open so that we can see ourselves for who we are today that is not so fit for His kingdom to come yet, and hopefully, our minds and hearts will be like new bottles that are changed and ready to hold what love God is ready to pour into them so to be perfectly fitted for His kingdom to come.

We have all got to understand the condition we are in because we can always do better; for we are called for a higher calling and we need to see to it that we walk as we are called to walk in perfection as our Father in heaven is. Oh, wretched people that we are, who can deliver us from this old person.

Romans 7:25 -I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Who is willing a wanting to purge the old self in us and make us pure by removing the dross that is not calculated to serve His purpose and become a faithful city for the world to see in all Christ’s righteousness that is available for all if we would but turn from our evil ways.

Isaiah 1:25-27 I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin: And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city. Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.

By examining self and looking into the mirror of the law, seeing our wretchedness, we can turn to Christ with a broken and contrite heart, which will bring us to our knees in humbleness and confession and working the fruits of repentance. Then, by doing this, we shall become a purified, new creature for Christ. By becoming “A New Person”, the old self will die as the leaf that falleth from the tree in the fall night; and will become “A New Person” for the Lord to work through and with.

In order to become a new person in Christ, the old self has obviously got to be destroyed, broken to pieces and given a new heart, a new direction that is found on the straight and narrow path of righteousness in perfecting perfect love for our God in heaven and for others.

The old person (old bottle) needs to be broken and rebuilt, placed into the fire to be molded and fastened unto perfection, without blemish, without spot, without cracks so to hold all the truths that Christ will pour into the new bottle; so that His pure wine of truth may be used to fill up other bottles. We cannot have old bottles, old self containing pure truths that is found in the Word of God. Eventually the old will break and perish, but a new bottle that is made by the great Molder of the bottle will never break, but will inherit an unbreakable bottle that is full of righteousness that will be strong.

Matthew 9:17 -Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

Job 17:9 -The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

Many obtain a surface knowledge of truth and Bible doctrine, and then stop there, and they think they know it all. But do they really know it all? Hardly, their fruits proclaim!  God’s Word proclaims that we must constantly move forward, ever changing into perfection. Those who measure themselves among themselves, and have reach a standard, which others have reached; they are satisfied to stop learning and sit at easy in their bad attitude and character; failing to realize, sitting in self deception because they have the truth, but yet not over-coming their inherited traits, is fruits of self destruction.

Lukewarmness is a crime against heaven and all who detour from the path of change and venture on the path of lukewarmness, they shall surely be brought down to destruction. Just take a look at the SDA Church and you will have a good picture of what lukewarmness means. They have the knowledge of the truth, but their stained characters of worldliness are just what it is, Satanic.

Let us not sit in this life comfortable with self, but move forward because knowing the truth, preaching the truth is just part of the formula that equals a saint. Coming to church and hearing the truth is just a small portion of the formula. Applying what we learn and know, where our evil traits and characters are forever changing into the image of God is our higher calling. If we are not ever changing into the image of God, there is a problem. If we are not departing more and more from the world, what it offers: music, sports, movies, night clubs, clothing and what have you, we are ruining self in the long run.

The voice of God bids us to go forward.  Many people have talents, numerous talents, but they do not improve their opportunities, and their talents do not increase because they are burying them in the sand like a dog returning to his own vomit. When men and women hunger after knowledge for the purpose of blessing their fellow humans, God will fill them with all they need and bless them.

He will prepare the new bottles for the new wine. There will be an expansion, a development of the higher faculties, so that people will become deep thinkers. If the people who have talents would not settle down satisfied that they have sufficient for the great work for the lost and self; if they would dig deeper, there would not be such a shortage of laborers. If we would dig much deeper, then the hidden treasure that God has placed in us would by diligent efforts be brought to the surface.

If we go to God and allow Him to work His works of righteousness in our lives, molding us into His likening, and if we purge out self, empty self; then the Lord shall have a vessel of hounor and of great worth that will serve others of His truth so they may drink the pure wine of present truth as we know it.

By allowing the great Molder of truth to work on us, perfecting His character in us, that new person will prove to the world that we can stand amidst a broken world, which is soon to melt by fire. To perform all the good works of our great Molder, we must all flee from youthful lust of the flesh, departing from every ounce of worldliness, sinfulness, and all our iniquities that have left us scares of our past and tainted our characters till this day.

2 Timothy 2:21, 22If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, [and] prepared unto every good work. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Christ will help us remove the dross of even our inherited traits that have been a part of our life even from within the womb. Those who have raised us and down throughout the generations in the world, have passed on good traits and bad traits. A lot of these bad traits has corrupted us and stopped many of us from taking the next step that we are required to take if we are to be a part of the heavenly family. We must move forward.   We can move forward if we would put Christ first and love Him supremely. When we love Him supremely, everything else will change and there will be visible proof that we are walking on “The Path to Change”. Christ is our great Helper that will help us make it home in victory, so take hold of His help and keep moving forward. Do not ever be happy and do not ever settle for how you are now. We have got to remember that we will forever be growing into the image of God. Strive for perfection in all things.

2 Peter 1:10 -Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.

Those who behold the Saviour will realize what Christ is to us and how MUCH we mean to Him, will be diligent.

Those of us who live on the path to change, will live on the plan of addition, constantly adding to his and her own faith virtue, He will live on the plan of addition, adding to his faith virtue.

2 Peter 1:5-9 -And beside this, giving all diligence, add toyour faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make [you that ye shall] neither [be] barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

And we can accomplish all this according to his divine power, which He hath given…

2 Peter 1:3, 4 -According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

These words are full of exact instruction, which should strike a note with us, because it is the keynote of victory.

This is a process in which we are to grow in Christ Jesus. Those who cooperate with the Saviour will not be found tomorrow as he was yesterday. Every single step in the direction of Christ will change the old self. Day by day he will follow on to know the Lord, which he may know that that by going forth is a step closer to heaven. Of those who live on this path, making this journey their home, will come to the sign where it is written, “Ye are complete in him.”

Colossians 2:10 -And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

God will complete us if we allow Him to. God will work in us, to will and to do of His good pleasure. Our reward in heaven above depends on our daily walk and conversation here below.  If we are Christians indeed, Christ is formed within, the hope of glory. This hope of glory that the apostle Peter presents before all that venture on the path to change in Christian progress, every step of which clearly represents advancement in the knowledge of God and all His truths, and in the walking down this road to change there is no standing still, no standing idle.

The faith, the virtue, all knowledge, the temperance that is required in all things, whereby we are called to develop patience, and godliness, perfecting brotherly love and kindness and charity, these are the signs on the path to change. By showing victory by walking and taking step after step, walking over every mountain, and climbing the to the Christian heights that will work righteousness, it is proof that Christ is abiding. Without Christ we can do nothing.

John 15:5 -…for without me ye can do nothing.

As Christ is living within every child of God He will bring wisdom, He will perfect righteousness in us, and then He will work sanctification in us, and then redemption will come for us where we are finally saved with Christ eternally.

God is calling His people to glory, and this calling will be manifest in the lives of all who are truly connected with Him. By become partakers of the heavenly gift, we will walk forward on this path to change unto perfection, being kept by the power of God through faith in all that we do. Take a look at 1 Peter 1:3-7.

1 Peter 1:3-7 –Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

The power of Christ that is within us will change us. Christ desires, in all His glory to give us all His virtue and to reach to the highest standard; and when, and by faith we decide to lay hold of His mighty power, when we plead for that mighty power, and when we seek for the power of the Holy Spirit, we will then be made complete in Christ, which we can then stand before GOD the Father; for Christ’s unfailing promises will be given to us all.

When we seek Christ and gain His power, which is the safeguard against all temptation; and it is this alone that can make one like God in His divine character. His is through the knowledge of God and of His Son Jesus Christ and the precious Holy Spirit are given to the true Christian all things that pertain unto life and godliness. -1 Peter 1:3. There is not one good gift from heaven that is withheld from the true and sincere Christian who is striving and contending for the righteousness of God.

None need to fail in attaining to the character of God. Through the sacrifice made by the slain Lamb of God, He has made provision for all that pertain to life and godliness. Perfection comes by living a continual life of constantly resisting the temptations of Satan. Whatever force we surrender to is the character we will become. We cannot serve two masters and walk the gray road and ride the fence, and think that we are going to understand heavenly truths, so we must choose good or evil. Walk the straight and narrow road or the road to destruction. We have to decide.

We must be obedient to all the principles stated in the Ten Commandments. And be assured, no man can reach to this high standard of righteousness without Christ. So, if you’re bearing the fruits of righteousness, you have divine help. And with this divine Helper, we will understand the path to change, we will understand more fully the written Word of God and especially the book of Revelation which is full of symbolism which is another language of itself.

If we see that we are only obeying half the time, then we are clearly serving two masters half the time. As I have said before, examine…examine…examine and see where you’re at on the path to change. Measure your life sermon and see what needs to change and change it through much practicing.

Our obedience to God can be made perfect only by the incense of Christ’s righteousness working in our life, which is mixed heavenly fragrance with each and every act of obedience we perform. It is all of our duty to overcome every fault. And we are to constantly, never ending, pray and pray that we will be healed from sinful ways, traits and habits, which again, will bring wisdom in the things of God that we find in His written Word.

Remember, as we strive to die daily, day by day we have the assurance that God is laboring for all of us who contend and desire to overcome. As we strive to add grace to our life, God will then give grace; thus it is proof the plan of addition is working and God will continue with the plan of multiplying.

And one thing that we need to be careful of while we are venturing down the path to change, as we are growing in Christian experience and obtaining to godly character, let us never get caught of guard by putting our trust and faith anything else but God. If we put our trust and faith in anything apart from God, we will lose sight of the Saviour and we will lose sight of all His heavenly truths. We must never forget who is the Author and Finisher of our faith. We must never forget who He is to us, which is everything.

Hebrews 12:2 -Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Amen…Amen…Amen. And if we want to be set on the right side of our Lord and Saviour, let us remember to strive against sin.

Hebrews 12:4 -… striving against sin.

Peace be unto us all this day.

 

 

 

 

A Goodly Truth For The Day

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As we draw closer to the end of time we can see just how wicked this world is becoming and how much it is falling apart at the seams with all the deception that is going on around us. We can see just how bad Satan’s delusions are all around us. We can see how the world is being led captive by all sorts of lies that spued from the pulpits today. We can see just how the signs and wonders are growing with such great intensity that it is captivating the minds of the people way from the truth, which the Bible said all these things would happen as signs of the end. As we draw closer to the appearing of Satan; who is soon to captivate the world through astonishing miracles and more signs and lying wonders, we need to do more in perfecting our walk with Christ so that we will not be deceived. The closer we get to Christ, the more that we put on Christ; we will be able to detect Satan and his host. Let us learn of Christ and walk as He walked; who did no sin!

1 Peter 2:21-22 – For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

Our wonderful and merciful Saviour is still the magnificent light of the world, even though Satan has tried so hard to turn off that light. As Christians today, who are living in a world of sin, surrounded with evils, trials, perplexities, troubles, discouragements and tests, we are to bear the light to the world that Christ is abiding. If Christ is abiding the character will be transformed, and thus so can the world who cannot see Christ so clearly. Our lives will be fashioned after the divine pattern of true love, which is obedience to the Author of love. When we learn to follow Christ through our obedience to the divine law, our works will pattern the works of Christ.

John 15:10 – If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

True Christians will purify their souls through their obedience to the truth and through the operation of the Holy Spirit.

John 17:17 – Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

When we become sanctified through the Word of Truth, truly our life sermon will show forth the fruits that Christ is with us. The more we diligently obey the Lord, the more we will become like Christ. The more that we disregard the law of God, which expresses His divine loving character, the more we prove that we are walking with the prince of darkness that has taken the world captive into his rebellion that has cast contempt upon the law of Jehovah.

In the Christian’s life we should be full of love, full of kindness, treating others as we would want to be treated, dealing with the lost in such a loving way that would bring them into the light of understanding who the Saviour is. We should not utter a word of condemnation to a world that cannot see Christ as we do. They need to see His love first for the sinner. Hellfire preaching is not the entrance to a world who knows not our wonderful and merciful Saviour. And just as we should understand how to deal with the lost, we should continue to learn how to deal with those are walking with Christ through the battles of this world. Christian soldiers are to stand united together, working in harmony together, and helping each other more and more each and every day, not looking for avenues to destroy them or remove them because of what evil may lie in the hearts of those engaging in such things. Partaking is such work is not love, but is of the devils work.

Hebrews 10:24 – And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:

The Christian’s life should proclaim in words, deeds, actions, in our expressions, the way we carry ourselves in public with our body language that Christ is abiding, all of which needs to have Christ stamped on it and glow with wonderful fruits of love. We cannot think to dress and act like the world as well. Everything about us should be peculiar.

1 Peter 2:9-12 – But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past [were] not a people, but [are] now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. Dearly beloved, I beseech [you] as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by [your] good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

When we look at the Author of true love, we see how He was constantly employed in works of mercy, shedding light upon the pathway of all of what it means to love one another. Just as Christ was full of perfect virtue, having a Self-denying life, showing forth a self-sacrificing life for all, even those who He knew were trying to tear Him down and destroy the Truth, we should follow His example. Through all this, the Saviour still remained full of goodness! The goodness of Christ is to be our work. We must do more in our daily lives to be more like Christ. We must learn to stay focused on Him during our visitations of trials that come knocking on our door. Too many times, day after day it seems that when trials come many lose sight of Christ. When we are tempted we should remember to think upon Christ. We should always examine ourselves day by day and even minute by minute. We should think more of how we can become more like our Saviour.

1 Corinthians 11:28 – But let a man examine himself…

And to the striving saints of God that are scattered around the world, try to remember that whatever Satan tempts us with, through whatever trial that may come, it is to refine us to be more like Christ so that we can stand in a world of sin and to prepare more for that great and terrible day of the Lord.

Be encouraged dear saints of God who have the faith of Jesus and keeps His commandments amidst a world that has rebelled against it. Stand firm through troubles and discouragements. Let not your hearts be trouble from what is going on in the world and what we may see, or what we may experience that is not pleasant, or what delusions Satan may be ready to throw at the world next.

Remember, as the world continues to sink into Satan’s rebellion, which hates the law of Jehovah, let us not for a moment sink with them. If we see that something may possibly be wrong with our own walk, go into prayer with a right heart that is after the will of God, and thus revelation will come. A heart that is after God will perform the works of God.

So fight brethren, and draw not away from God as the world is doing, but continue to press forward to the bond of perfection, which is establishing all who Christ is “perfect love.”

Colossians 3:14 – And above all these things [put on] charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

Finally my brethren, continue to love one another as Christ has loved you. Be that loving friend at all times.

Proverbs 17:17 – A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Peace…

 

 

 

 

 

The Impending Doom For A Rebellious World

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The spiritual darkness that covers the whole earth today is grown worse as prophecy proclaims.

Matthew 24:12 -…iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

Clearly, the earth is full of lawlessness and deception. The proof is seen visibly today in a world that has rejected our Saviour. They are reflecting Satan’s ongoing rebellion that hates the law of Jehovah.  Just like a criminal in the world who hates the laws of the land, this world cannot stand the thought of a holy law and a Higher Power governing their lives. This is the same thing that Satan was exclaiming in the courts of heaven. Righteousness has taken a back seat to even the professed world and has brought forth the image of Satan.

The record of crimes and iniquities that are going on in the world today are absolutely appalling. The end of all things is at hand and many are soon to be trapped when the forces of evil come closing in around the cities more than they ever have. The FEMA prison camps are set up and ready for enrollment. The government is sowing lies to deceive the people and prepare them for a great deception. Stores are closing down, which are going to be used as small prisons and military bases. The United Nations is continuing to find its new home on American soil. The foreign troops are pressing closer to America to enforce the New World Order’s agenda of the one world government and counterfeit religion that works against the kingdom of God, but the faithful Christians need not worry as we know what prophecy foretells…

Daniel 2:44 – And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, [but] it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

The souls of the world have turned themselves over to Satan, which their fruits speak of this truth. Where are all the Christians in the world who are to take up the ranks of righteousness and stop turning aside the loving law of our Creator that so many profess to love? Where are the soldiers of Christ the claim with their lip service that honor and serve the Lord Jesus Christ? Where are the Christians who will bring forth fruits of repentance themselves and lead others to Christ through their own obedience to God and His divine precepts? Where are the Christians who are ready to love the lost and the souls who need our help? Where are the Christians who can show just as much love for the fellow man as those of their own house? How can a Christian world claim to want to go to heaven, but then turn away from loving others and reflecting the very love that God requires to have in order to make it to His kingdom? Heaven is not a free ride. There is much that a Christian needs to overcome and contend with is a world of temptations and sins. Even Christ had to contend against the devil and his fallen angels. We must overcome the world as the example that was given to us through Christ!

When we look deeper into the world and we go further down than what lies on the surface, there we will see another revelation; there we can see where all this coldness comes from. There we can see why the world is so lawless. There we can see why the world desires more to please the flesh and not walk after the Spirit. How true it is that today’s lawlessness is a direct result of what is being echoed from the pulpits. The lessons of rebellion are preached in smooth sounding ways that have lured a world into its current wretched condition. These pretenders who claim to be the ministers of God, who bear not the credentials’ that the Christ of the Bible is working through them, they are the workers of iniquity and agents of Satan who have transformed themselves into messengers of light. They are bearing the mark of the great deceiver. They have made void the law of love that gives us the knowledge of sin. The world has taken their stand with the prince of this world and continues in casting contempt upon the law of Jehovah. They have placed themselves under the banner of Satan and joined in his rebellion against the Lawgiver.

The law of God, from its very nature, is unchangeable. It is a revelation of the will and the character of its Author. God is love, and his law is love. Its two great principles are love to God and man. “Love is the fulfilling of the law.” (Romans 13:10.) The character of God is righteousness and truth; such is the nature of his law. Says the psalmist, “Thy law is the truth;” “…all thy commandments are righteousness.” (Psalm 119:142, 172.) And the apostle Paul declares, “The law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.” (Romans 7:12.)

A man of old, men of God throughout every age has lifted up the voice of our Lord. They have blown the trumpet and cried out loud. They have been the repairers of the breech throughout every age.

Isaiah 58:1 – Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression…

Isaiah 58:12-14 – And [they that shall be] of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, [from] doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking [thine own] words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken [it].

Where are these Christians today to lift up the standard of righteousness and desire to show the world their sins?

The professed Christians today have joined in the world’s lawlessness, they have the same fruits of those who hate God and do everything they can to break the laws of God. The sins of the world are reaching unto heaven. Soon God will close probation on this world and then the days of vengeance will be released upon a world that was deceived by the powers from beneath. The same story of all the ages before our time is echoing the lawless works of Satan.

Ecclesiastes 1:9 – …[there is] no new [thing] under the sun.

Satan’s rebellion continues to grow and abound against Christ and His kingdom; this war that broke out in heaven will continue till it has reached its climax until all will soon be tested to see where their true allegiance is. We cannot serve two masters. We cannot worship two masters. We cannot drink from the cup of the Lord and from the cup of devils. Matthew 6:24; 1 Corinthians 10:21.

Most of the people can see that things are not right in this world. Most of the professed Christian world even know that the Mark of the Beast is coming. Most are taught today that they will be raptured out of the great contest, but they will not. Everyone will meet the test of our time like those who have come before us and had to bear their tests before sleeping in Jesus.

The true worshipers of God will be especially distinguished by their regard for the fourth commandment, since this is the sign of God’s creative power and the witness to His claim upon man’s reverence and homage; the wicked will be distinguished by their efforts to tear down the Creator’s Sabbath memorial and to exalt the institution of Rome’s Sunday that pays homage to the Pope. In the Mark of the beast conflict, all the world will be divided into two great classes, those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus, and those who worship the beast and his image and receive his mark. Revelation 14:9-12.

Truly, everyone’s faith will be tested and brought to the breaking point. Soon we will find out who are true to God and who have taken their stand with Satan. Many things are lying dormant in the hearts of the professed world. Many are not prepared because they chose to cling to old self and selfish ways. Things that have been discovered are not being overcome by the individual professing to love God and their fellow humans. Sad days are upon the world, but as sad as it may become we can have the joy to know that if we surrender to Christ all things, we will surely stand the test of our time that is coming.

This great test called the Mark of the beast, Satan has done all he can to deceive the people who are seeking to enter into heaven. He has tried to deceive the elect of God. Many have been taught by the TV, which is Satan’s tool to get his message out there to cast a veil upon the people from seeing the truth the Bible forewarns us about. Satan’s news industry, elites of the world who seek to control everyone, through the Vatican’s life sermons of sins that preach to the people that we can do what we want, break God’s law and you can still be saved, which this is echoed through the modern day preachers that stand as messengers that stand as supposed light-bearers, but they are nothing more than the prophesied wolves/false prophets/false teachers/false apostles that serve not Christ, which our Lord warned us about these deceivers that the world loves so much. They appear to be pleasant and harmless, smooth preachers that appeal to the flesh. They bring a lawless false gospel which proclaims “once saved always saved” “just believe and do what thou wilt and you will still make it to heaven…” Christ clearly said,

John 15:10 – If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

The Bible is clear, we can lose our crowns if we obey Satan and take up the works of darkness by rebelling against the very law that governs Christ’s kingdom.

Revelation 3:11 – Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

One day, Satan’s kingdom will be destroyed; one day all the rebels who would not turn to Christ with the entire heart will meet their Impending doom of eternal death. They will stand before a righteous God who did all He could to turn the hearts of the people away from taking their stand with Satan’s rebellion. The great white throne will be the courtroom where all accounts will be settled and where the justice of the Lord will be executed on the surface of the earth when the fire will rain down from heaven and devour them all. The love and justice of God will be served.

Revelation 20:11 – And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is [the book] of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

The Lord sums up the whole duty of man…

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 – Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this [is] the whole [duty] of man.  For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether [it be] good, or whether [it be] evil.

Before we can receive the crown of victory; must come the cross we are called to bear. Christ revealed to us, what has happened to Him, must happen to all who decides to take up the works of righteousness. Heaven is a choice and only the strong that cling and trust fully in Christ will make it. Christ offers to all His arm, His love, His strength, His might, His armor, His wisdom, His knowledge, and His path that leads to His kingdom, which most will dare not accept because of what exists on that road. How true it is…

Matthew 7:14 -…strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Most prefer the easy go Christian life free from trials, free from perplexities, free from lifes little annoyances, free from those who may reprove their sins, free from those things that would cast a trail of trials, which these things are all designed to diligently bring us to the character of Christ. Coming to the Character of Christ is no easy matter. Most of the world will not make a move towards becoming like Christ because they are taught they only need to believe and there is nothing else to do on our part as Christians.

1 Peter 1:7 – That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

Isaiah 48:10 – Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

Our Lord sees wherein we need to be purified for His kingdom. Christ will not leave us in the furnace until we are wholly consumed in it. As a refiner and purifier of silver, Christ is beholding His people, watching the process of purification take place in our lives, until He shall discern His image being reflected in us. Although we often feel the flames of affliction’s kindling about us, and at times fear that we shall be utterly consumed by it, yet the loving-kindness of our Redeemer is just as great towards us at these times as when we are free in spirit and triumphing in Christ Jesus. The furnace is to purify and refine, but not to consume and destroy us. God in His providence would try us, so to purify that we may offer to Him an offering in righteousness, which our obedience to His law is our calling among as sick and sinful lawless world.

Let us all remember, in order to be citizens of His kingdom to come, we must receive Christ’s free gift of salvation, bear our own cross with Christ’s help, overcome the world through the power He gives to us, walk as He walked, reflect His works, and proclaim with our life sermon that we are the saints of the Highest God, which keep the commandments of God and have faith in Jesus.

Revelation 14:12 – Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Peace…

Jesus Knows Us

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Jesus Knows Us

Let us all remember that Jesus knows us individually, and he cares for each and every one of us, as though there were not another soul in the world. He is touched with the feeling of our infirmities.

Matthew 8:17 – That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare [our] sicknesses. 

He knows the wants of each of his creatures and reads the hidden things of the heart, the broken heart, the unspoken grief of every soul. His love runs higher than any mind can reach. If one of the little ones for whom he died is injured, he sees it; for he is acquainted with all that is misunderstood and misrepresented by man. Let all who hear and understand the love of God, learn to guard themselves more fully to not speak words of discouragement to those that Christ has paid His life in full for. Let us not think for a moment to injury souls. The love of God is greater than what man can imagine!

Everyone should do more to reach that standard of love that is found in Christ Jesus. All should guard against wronging others in words and deeds that would hurt our fellow humans. We should learn to speak more encouragement to others rather than discouragements that may depress the hearer and cause them to shrink into sorrow. Let all learn to be more like Christ and put away the old man who should have been dead years ago, but still remains till this day in much of our characters. How true it is that a great change will take place in the character of those who receive Christ. 

2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 

Christ weighs every human affliction, every human sorrow and every word that has injured his fellow man. Christ bears the weight of the yoke for every soul that yokes up with Him. Christ is in pain for us when He sees we are in sorrow. When we are discouraged by others, let us lean upon the Rock of our Salvation and seek Him for strength. Let us say…

 Psalms 62:6, 7 – He only [is] my rock and my salvation: [he is] my defence; I shall not be moved. In God [is] my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, [and] my refuge, [is] in God. 

Truly, God understands the wounded and the broken-hearted. He was a man of great sorrows, rejected of His own people and wept for a nation that did not love Him. He knows the sorrows which we feel to the depth of our being, and which we cannot express. If no human heart is aroused in sympathy for us, we need not feel that we are without sympathy, because Christ is right there with those who are hurting. Christ knows; and he says, “Look unto me and live.”  “Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” “Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. “ “For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.” – Isaiah 41:10, 13.

All the showing of love which has come down from generation to generation through the channel of human hearts that were fully united under the Great Divine Teacher of love, all the springs of tenderness which have opened in the souls of men, are but as a tiny stream to the boundless ocean, when compared with the infinite, exhaustless love of Jesus. The tongue cannot utter it; pen cannot portray it, the lost world cannot understand it. We may study that love for ages; a lifetime even; and yet we can never fully comprehend the length and the breadth, the depth, and the height of the love of God in giving his Son to die for the world that till this day rejects that love. Eternity itself can never fully reveal it. The deep depths of love that Christ has for souls need to find a place in our own very hearts towards those who Christ has died for. Those who do not see the full truth as we see it, those who do not agree with us and see our pure doctrine, they can still be won to the Saviour through our loving efforts to reach out to them with bountiful love and care efforts towards them. With such great words of kindness and compassion, we do a greater good rather than personal thrust towards the individual’s wrongs.

We have a wonderful God in heaven that is full of tender mercy, endless kindness towards all sinners. We have a Great King in heaven who understands our weaknesses, and yet Christ still strives with us. Surely He is acquainted with our struggles and failures. He understands the attacks that come to us through the temptations which are designed to weaken our faith in Him; who has given His life for us.

Not a sigh is breathed, not a pain felt, not a grief pierces the soul, but the throb vibrates to the Father’s heart. We have such a loving God in heaven who bends down from His throne to hear the cries of the His children. To every sincere prayer He says, “Here am I.” It is He who uplifts the distressed and downtrodden souls of the earth. In all our afflictions He is also afflicted.

Matthew 25:40 – Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me.

The prayer that ascends from a broken and contrite heart is never disregarded by the Author of love; it is as sweet music in the ears of our heavenly Father who stands ready to always forgive us: for he waits to bestow upon us the fullness of his blessing to all who go to Him through Jesus. 

The prayer of the sincere heart, who offers in faith, will be heard in heaven. If the heart is in it, it will ascend to the sanctuary where Jesus ministers for us and he will present it to the Father through his perfect merit; for his righteousness refines and ennobles it so much, and makes it acceptable before our Father in heaven. 

Oh afflicted ones, God has not left your side to be devoured by Satan’s temptations. Let our sorrowful hearts be opened to receive the words of comfort from your pitying Redeemer. Jesus loves you and desires you to take hold of His promise and enter His eternal kingdom. Let us all receive the bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness and be comforted in these words from heaven.

In all our conflicts that come to our lives, in all the trials and perplexities that enter our lives, seek God always. We will have to go through the steep mountains of temptations, which we will need to climb over, but go forward in the path of humility, in courage, having faith in the promise and in the spirit of self-denial, leaving the clouds of doubt behind us.

We have enlisted in the Lord’s army; let us be brave soldiers of our most excellent King of the heavens and earth. Let words of repentance, thanksgiving, and grateful praises for all that God has done, let it go up before His mighty throne as sweet incense in His heavenly sanctuary.

You may all be disappointed from time to time, we may all be discouraged for a season, we may all feel the pains of persecutions and sorrows, and separation from each other and even division, we may all see our will and our ways in this life be denied, but be assured that the Lord loves each and every one of us. He knows what is best for all of us. We may make many mistakes and wrong moves in this world, but we learn from them and grow in the grace and knowledge of God through the lessons of life.

He will continue to direct our paths, encourage us and He will bring us to that point in life where we can have rest in Him, especially in our mistakes. The furnace fire may kindle upon us day and night, not for the purpose of destroying us, but to consume the dross that does not belong, that we may come forth as gold seven times purified.

Isaiah 48:10-14 – Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.  For mine own sake, [even] for mine own sake, will I do [it]: for how should [my name] be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another. Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I [am] he; I [am] the first, I also [am] the last.  Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: [when] I call unto them, they stand up together.  All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear; which among them hath declared these [things]? The LORD hath loved him: he will do his pleasure…

Psalms 12:6 – The words of the LORD [are] pure words: [as] silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. 

Darkness may seem to enclose us all more and more through each and every passing day, but we are not to look at these clouds of darkness. Beyond the darkest clouds that may enter our lives, there is an ever-shining light that stands in our defense, who is always guiding our path if we would but look to Him.

Hebrews 12:2 – Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 

Let us open the doors of the heart to hope, peace, and joy. Jesus says, “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” (John 15:11).  

God has a special work for everyone to do with Him, and each one of us may do well in the work which God has assigned to everyone in His vineyard. The only thing we have to fear is that we may not keep our eyes continually fixed upon Jesus!  We must not lay down our armor and sleep. Forget not for a moment that we are Christ’s property, bought with an infinite price, and that we are to glorify Him in our spirit, and in our body, which are His.

Let our lives speak to a sinful and fallen world that Jesus is love. Let us all be found faithful to the God of heaven and earth and not shrink from our duties as a watchman to a world who cannot see Christ as He is; the Author and Divine Teacher of true love, which we should reflect at all times in our life sermon.

Peace… 

 

 

Solemn Events

 

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Daniel 12:1 – And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

Solemn events are before us and are yet to transpire in its full force. Trumpet after trumpet is to be sounded through the land, and vial after vial is to be yet poured out one after another unto a wicked world.

This world is soon to be left by the Angel of mercy and the seven last plagues are to be poured out in due season. The bolts of God’s justified wrath are soon to fall throughout the entire world, and when He shall begin to punish the transgressors thereof, there will be no period of rest until the end of all things is complete.

The four mighty angels that are holding back the powers of this earth till the servants of God are sealed in their foreheads, they are strictly at work and ready to be released. The nations of the world are eager for conflict to come, but they are held in check by the angels of the Lord. When this restraining power is finally completely removed there will come a time of trouble and anguish for all; a fiery trial and test that will enter the lives of those living in these last days. Deadly instruments of warfare have been invented for the sole purpose to enslave the masses.

All who have not the spirit of truth will unite under the leadership of satanic agencies, but they are to be kept under control till the time shall come for the great battle of Armageddon.

Soon the Whole World Will Be Involved in Ruin. The angels of the Lord are now restraining the winds of strife that they may not blow upon the land until the world shall be warned of its coming doom, which many who have the truth are shrinking into fears of persecution and the perils to come, but the storm is gathering regardless, ready to burst upon the earth, and when God shall bid His angels lose the winds there will be such a scene of strife as no pen can explain.

The Lord’s prophecy concerning the visitation of judgments upon Jerusalem is to have another fulfillment for the last days as it will repeat as a most great event that this world has ever seen, of which that terrible desolation found in history was but a faint shadow of what is coming for this world, and most are sleeping in the comforts of this life, free from real persecution, which shall help us stand in the hours before us. In the fate of the chosen city of God, we may behold the doom of a world that has rejected God’s mercy and trampled upon His principles and His holy law.

Satan is soon to plunge the inhabitants of the earth into one great, final trouble and most are not prepared. As the angels of God cease to hold in check the fierce winds of human passion, all the elements of strife will be let loose. The whole world will be involved in ruin more terrible than that which came upon Jerusalem of old times where so many perished for not following the counsel of the Lord (Matthew 24).

The Lord God of Israel is to execute judgment upon the gods of this world as upon the gods of Egypt. With fire and flood, plagues and earthquakes, He will spoil the whole land as many worships these gods.

The One who has stood as our Intercessor in heaven; who hears all prayers and confessions; who is represented with a rainbow about Him, the symbol of grace and love, encircling His head, is soon to cease His work in the heavenly sanctuary and pour out His justice upon an unrepentant world. Grace and mercy will then descend from the throne for His elect, and justice will take its place. He for whom His people have looked will assume His right—the office of the Supreme Judge.

Throughout the entire Bible, God is clearly presented not only as a God of mercy and benevolence but as a God of strict and impartial justice.

Peace…

 

Signs of the End

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Many have not a clue as to why the world is so wicked today, as if it is some normal thing. This is not how life was designed to be.

All around us, we see wars and rumours of wars, people protesting, economic chaos, the breakdown of the family structure, the promotion of self, a growing dependency on drugs and alcohol along with the rise of all kinds of sin. People are embracing evil over what is good. As the Bible says, the love of many shall grow cold. Matthew 24:12, “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”

So, why are we seeing these things increase at an alarming rate?

In order to find out, we must search the Scriptures for in them we will find the truth as mentioned in John 5:39. “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” John 17:17, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”

The Word of God is the light unto our path in this dark, cold, sick, decadent and dying world that is full of sin. Psalms 119:105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

If we want to know the truth, and live by the truth, we must stop turning to the world like the news industry, the so called preachers of the world today, the politicians and such. The only real truth we are going to find is from the Bible. So let us open up our Bibles and find some truth which will lead us to the knowledge of what is going on today.

There are many places in the Bible where we can start from that will bring us to the knowledge of the truth, but for those who are new to really reading their Bibles, we will start with some basics. Let us first find out why the world is in such chaos?

There is a worldwide agenda to bring us back to the days where the world was speaking one language or was of one accord. In Genesis 11:1-9, we read, “And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top [may reach] unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.  And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the LORD said, Behold, the people [is] one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.”

And so, just like in time pass, Satan, the enemy of God and of man, was trying to build this world up to his liking and to serve his Satanic purposes and to, of course, above all things, so to be WORSHIPPED…..

Isaiah 14:12-15, “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! [how] art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.”

We can even see in the NT where Satan even offered the world to the Son of God, Jesus Christ, if He would but bow down and worship him. Matthew 4:8-9, “Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.”

This self exaltation and seeking for attention are evident today in the Satanic Hollywood industry, social gossipers, singers, other entertainers, and especially these so called preachers today and their prosperity message. They are glamorizing themselves and their followers are doing likewise. This all points to what Paul wrote about in 2 Timothy 3:1-5.

This is the same character that Satan holds to. This is the same character that he had in heaven and that he is causing the world to have today. This is why Satan has caused so much distress in the world. He is trying so hard to destroy anything that is good so to be worshipped. Again, he is so obsessed in wanting to be worshipped and by people partaking in this satanic character today, it is evident that they worship him rather than the loving Creator….If Satan can cause everyone to be puffed up, to look at themselves to be beautiful and lifted up in pride, thinking how great oneself is, then he has accomplished his work in every soul that clings to this form of Character because Satan knows that they will not make it to heaven then just as he was casted out for having it, just as the story goes in…

Ezekiel 28:11-19, “Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone [was] thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou [art] the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee [so]: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou [wast] perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffic; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never [shalt] thou [be] any more.”

And so, to those who claim Satan is some ugly monster, it is not so. Satan was and is a beautiful Cherub angel who lost his right in the city of God for breaking His commandments and for trying to exalt himself above God. Arrogance and the desire to be worshipped took over him.

As Lucifer, Satan was next to Jesus in heaven, but he was not satisfied with it, he was not content and so he fell into iniquity (sin) and rebelled against God and then war broke out in heaven as it proclaims in Revelation 12:7-9, “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.  And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”

The Bible even tells us how many of these angels sympathized with Satan and were cast out with him in Revelation 12:4, “And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.”

For many babes in Christ who perhaps do not understand this verse let us take a look at it little closer so to better understand the revelation in this verse. One golden rule that we need to always apply in the Word of GOD is that we are to know this first…..”Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.” 2 Peter 1:20.

We are not to give our own opinion as to what it means, but we are to allow the Word of God define it.

So what are stars? Stars in Bible prophecy are angels:

Revelation 1:16, 20, “The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.”

So it clearly says that the stars are represented as angels and Satan the dragon drew a third of them out of heaven. This same master plan of Satan that caused all these angels to fall is the same deception he is casting on the people of this world.

So what happened in heaven is continuing here on the earth according to Revelation 12:9. There is a Great Controversy between God and the devil; between good and evil, between obedience to God and disobedience to Him.

Sin or not to sin is the question? What is sin? Sin is the transgression of the law. 1 John 3:4. And those who want to continue to make excuses as to why they want to remain in the ranks of Satan and not repent will also be left outside the city of God when this war is over with and sin put to death once and for all. Romans 6:16, “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”

2 Peter 2:4-9, “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast [them] down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth [person], a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned [them] with an overthrow, making [them] an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed [his] righteous soul from day to day with [their] unlawful deeds;) The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.”

And when is the Day of Judgment going to take place? After probation closes and the Judge of the universe pronounces, “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.” Revelation 22:11.

Upon reading Revelation 16:12-16, the battle of Armageddon is not fought with tanks, airplanes, ships and such, but it is a war that has been waged on the law of God, a war between truth and error, a war between good and evil. Yes, Satan who is here on earth and cannot be seen at the moment is using the earthly nations and their weapons to serve his purpose in bringing together his NEW WORLD ORDER where he is trying to establish the one world government and the one world false religion that will bring the world to their knees to worship Satan on his counterfeit day of worship Sunday exaltation. What we are seeing before our eyes unfolding with martial law that will soon happen in America, and around the world, as we do see stages of the military practicing this maneuvers all over the news, is all preparation for Satan to gather the world under his rebellion against God and His children who will not bow to Satan and join his ranks against the government of God. All this that is happening in the world is for the sole purpose that Satan may be worshipped and to destroy the kingdom of God through the errors of this world and all her sinning against the God of heaven and earth.  There is only but one who desirves to be worshipped and that is the God of Heaven and Earth, Elohim.

Exodus 20:8-11, “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day [is] the sabbath of the LORD thy God: [in it] thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that [is] within thy gates: For [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”

And what God has blessed no one has the authority to change that. Not even God Himself will change it because He says in Malachi 3:6, “For I [am] the LORD, I change not…” It is sealed forever and we cannot reverse it. “Behold, I have received [commandment] to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.” Numbers 23:20.

Therefore, “Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.””And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.” Matthew 4:10; Mark 2:27-28. So until next time my brethren…..

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places]. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” Ephesians 6:10-18.

Revelation 14:12, “Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”

 

Separate From the World

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I recently received a message on YouTube where I had commented on a video that was supplied by Fox News. The comment I had generated a lot of thumbs up and responses. The title of the video: “Jesse Watters on Democratic Control Freaks.” I had supplied the following comment: “If you want these issues to go away, literally split the country in half, and thus give one side to all liberals and the alike and the other side to the obedient Christians and let’s see who prospers!” However, a professed to be a Christian supplied me with one verse, which was of course taken out of context in order to suit his union with the world: “And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him. [But] the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I [am] the LORD your God.” – Leviticus 19:33-34. This is a wonderful verse, but in no wise does it say that we should be yoking up with those of the world. This wonderful verse exclaims how we as Christians should treat our neighbors and love them. The purpose behind this is to show unto a fallen world who our loving God is, but that we are in no wise to follow after the heathen ways.

Jeremiah 10:2 – Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen…

The Bible informs us that anyone who is not with Christ is against Him.

Matthew 12:30 – He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

If they are against our God, then we should depart from them. If the true Biblical Christian world would start up their own nation, how true it would be, a little taste of heaven on earth, despite the fact that we are at war with Satan who is constantly seeking to destroy the followers of Christ through temptations.

Revelation 12:17 – And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Throughout the entire Bible, it is very clear that we should separate from those of the world, come out from among them, so to be a holy nation and a peculiar people that is filled with the fruits of the Spirit, which Ancient Israel failed to bear to a fallen world.

Jeremiah 17:23 – But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction.

And because Ancient Israel failed to glorify God and be a separated and peculiar people as the following verses proclaim, what happened?

2 Corinthians 6:17, 18 – Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

1 Peter 2:9 – But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

Hosea 4:6 – …because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

And thus Ancient Israel was removed from being the choosen people of God because of their rejection of the Son of God. They murdered Him and continued to rejected the messengers of God through the stoning of Stephan.

Acts 7:51-60 – Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers [did], so [do] ye. Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which showed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers: Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept [it]. When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with [their] teeth. But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, And cast [him] out of the city, and stoned [him]: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul. And they stoned Stephen, calling upon [God], and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

And concerning Ancient Israel’s departure from God, the Bible goes on to say…

Acts 13:46-49 – Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. For so hath the Lord commanded us, [saying], I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth. And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed. And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the region.

And so, when we look into the Biblical truth today and see how we must separate from those who have clearly rejected God, we can see that the world has made it difficult for us to live apart from the unbelievers and be our own nation, and thus the world makes it hard for our minds to stay fixed upon God, but how true it is that by beholding Christ, by separating from the world and striving so hard to fix our minds upon Him, we shall become changed into the image of Christ no matter where we are at in this world, and thus we shall talk of the power of God, of His goodness and His mercy and His love; and as we talk of the matchless perfect love of our divine Redeemer, our hearts will be melted with joy and we will have supreme love towards God and we will be subdued by the Holy Spirit, and thus those around us will behold us, and know that we have been with the Christ.

1 John 2:6 – He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

If we expect to show the works of Christ to a fallen world, we must be followers of the Divine.

1 Corinthians 11:1 – Be ye followers of me, even as I also [am] of Christ.

If we are true Biblical Christians then we will follow His example.

1 Peter 2:21 – For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

Ephesians 5:1-2 – Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

If we venture down the past, there we can discover how the Lord commanded Ancient Israel to not even intermarry with the idolatrous nations around them, and because of the professed Christian world using verses out of context, they unite with the world in everything and reject the Word of the Lord and hearken not after the ensamples. The Bible said, “Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.” – Deuteronomy 7:3.

Infinite Wisdom was given as well by God, foreseeing the result of such unions, declares the Word: “For they will turn away thy son from following Me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.” – Deuteronomy 7:4.

Furthermore, the Lord exclaimed the purpose for His righteous and correct counsel, “For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto Himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.” – Deuteronomy 7:6.

Many fail to realize that the Old Testament was written as a reminder what will happen if we disobey God and what would happen if we obey the commands of the Lord.

1 Corinthians 10:11 – Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

Deuteronomy 11:26-28 – Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day…

The bottom-line in all this, never should God’s people venture upon forbidden ground. Please consider the following verses as Guidance…

Amos 3:3 – Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

1Corinthians 15:33 – Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

Luke 12:51 – Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:

Nehemiah 9:2 – And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

Leviticus 20:24 – But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I [am] the LORD your God, which have separated you from [other] people.

2 Corinthians 6:17-18 – Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Ephesians 5:11 – And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them].

James 4:4 – Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

Ezra 6:21 – And the children of Israel, which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had separated themselves unto them from the filthiness of the heathen of the land, to seek the LORD God of Israel…

Ezra 9:1 – Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, [doing] according to their abominations, [even] of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.

Ezra 10:11 – Now therefore, make confession to the LORD God of your fathers and do His will; and separate yourselves from the peoples of the land and from the foreign wives.

1 Kings 8:53 – For thou didst separate them from among all the people of the earth, [to be] thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord GOD.

Exodus 8:23 – And I will put a division between my people and thy people: to morrow shall this sign be.

2 Corinthians 6:14-16 – Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

1 Corinthians 5:11 – But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.