A Soldier for God

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What is a soldier (warrior)?

If you take a look at the free dictionary online you will see that it says,

  1. One who is engaged in or experienced in battle.
  2. One who is engaged aggressively or energetically in an activity, cause, or conflict:

So a warrior is one who is experienced and one who is aggressively, energetically, active in battle or the conflict.

As children of God, contending for the truth, fighting to overcome sin, subduing Satan’s temptation by warring against the flesh and coming to the fullness of Christ in His righteousness that we are to partake in as He has left us an example. 1 Peter 2:21. How do we do this? Do we go into battle with nothing? With no armor? Or do we engage fully armored from head to toe? What are we suppose to do? What does the Word of God have to say about all this?

Ephesians 6:11-12 “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.”

Brother’s and Sister’s we are to put on the whole armour of God so that we can stand against Satan because as children of God we are warring against not flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this world and against spiritual wickedness in high places.

What is this armor that we are to put on?

Ephesians 6:13-19 “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;  And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel.”

  1. have our loins girt about with truth
  2. put on the breastplate of righteousness
  3. your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace
  4. Above all, taking the shield of faith
  5. take the helmet of salvation
  6. have the sword of the Spirit
  7. watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints

Why are we having to have our loins girt with the truth? What is the significance of the loins? What does the girting of the loins mean?

I personally am not too familiar with this term but it caught my interest when I found out what the loins are all about. What part of the body is consists of the loins? According to dictionary.com, the loins are the parts of the body between the hips and the lower ribs, especially regarded as the seat of physical strength and generative power. This are the parts of the body that give us support when we sit down and stand up, move around and such. If our loins are destroyed then our mobility is going to be impaired. When we say girting the loins it means putting on a belt on the hips. This belt is one of the pieces of armor that a warrior uses. This is where he hangs his sword when he is not using it.

In our spiritual health, our loins must be girded with the truth. The truth is our shield against the enemy. This truth is the Word of God

John 17:17 “…thy Word is truth.”

We are to have our loins girt with the truth because the world is full of many false prophets which are now deceiving the world. Satan has come down to this world with great wrath against the children of God, against those seeking citizenship in the New Jerusalem, against those who are thirsting for righteousness, against those who are hungering for the bread of life and against those who are striving for the tree of life which we can all partake in if we do the will of GOD by obeying His law as doers and keeping the faith of Jesus. Study the Word of GOD and girt yourself with all His truth in all the knowledge that has been given to us to prepare us for battle that we are in and facing in the soon pending conflict. This is having our loins girt about with truth. If we fail to do this, we will not obtain strength and power that we needed in order to win this battle.

How about covering yourself with the breastplate of righteousness? What is the function of a breastplate as an armor that a soldier uses? What is righteousness?

A breastplate is the main part of a soldier’s armor. This protects the warrior’s torso where you can find the heart, lungs, and other vital organs. If a warrior has no breastplate then he is asking for trouble. Any dart could hit his heart and he is dead.

What about righteousness?

Philippians 1:9-11 “This I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; that ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ; being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.”

Righteousness is bearing the fruit of Christ, being filled with the fruits of God, doing the things of the Spirit. What are the fruits of Christ or the Spirit that will work righteousness in us?

Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

So why did God associate breastplate with righteousness? Because…

The breastplate of the righteousness of God delivers us from death, Proverbs 11:4 “…righteousness delivers from death.”

God is watching you with such loving tender care and sympathy, ready to hear your prayers. He is ready to render you all the help which you will need in your life work. Remember, Love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, faith, and charity are the fruits of the Christian character. The precious graces are the fruits of Spirit. It is the Christian crown and shield.

This is clearly putting on the breastplate of Righteousness. 1 John 4:16 Righteousness is holiness, likeness to God, and God is love. It is conformity to the law of God, for “all thy commandments are righteousness” (Psalm 119:172), and “love is the fulfilling of the law” (Romans 13:10).  Obedience leads to righteousness (“Romans 6:16) and Deuteronomy 6:25 “And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.”

We can receive righteousness by receiving Him. We all know that God is love and if we are of God we will do the Fathers will and His commandments that work the fruits of love/righteousness. This is who Christ is. This is His character that is found in the law which should be found in us if we are putting on the armor of God and fulfilling the law. It is a joy to do good, it is a joy to love others by not committing adultery against your husband or wife, it is good to not lie by bear false witness against your neighbor, it is good not to covet your neighbors belongings, kill, steal or dishonor your parents, nor is it good to worship other gods, make graven images, bow before them and breaking the seventh day Sabbath. Breaking the law of God is not putting on the breastplate of Righteousness, but it is putting away the breastplate of righteousness and putting on the armor of Satan which worketh sin, hell and death. Putting on the breastplate of Righteousness is keeping the law of God. This is putting on the breastplate of righteousness and remember if we do this, we are delivered from death.

One more thing, God put on the breastplate of righteousness. We can read in Isaiah 59:17 “For he put on righteousness as a breastplate,..” He is our example that we may follow Him.

How about putting on your feet the preparation of the gospel of peace? What is the  preparation of the gospel of peace? What is the importance of putting on something on our feet?

If you are going to engage in a battle and you have all other armor except for a footwear then something is missing here. How can you endure the heat of the dessert if the battle is in the dessert? What if the ground is stony? How can you run comfortably? Therefore a footwear is needed for the warrior of God. This footwear is going to help us run freely, safely and confidently while putting our focus towards the battle that’s going on. So what is this footwear that we need? It is the gospel of peace.

What is the gospel?

Mark 1:1 “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;”

Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached…”

Acts 20:24 ‘…the gospel of the grace of God.”

So this is what the gospel is about. It’s about Jesus Christ, His kingdom, His grace. This is what we have to put on.

Putting on the gospel (the Good News) is receiving it, walking in it, reflecting it and preaching it to your neighbors. Put on the gospel of peace because if you don’t how are going to preach the truth. Your feet are to be clothed with the preparation of the gospel of peace, which will prepare you to walk from place to place, house to house, carrying the truth to all the people around. There will be times when you will find that difficulties will arise and you may seem to think that you can’t do this work, or working for the Lord in His vineyard, but if you press forward in faith, our Lord will go before you, and His light will be a Lamp to your feet which will guide your path.  As you enter into many different places and present the truth to the lost you must know that you are not alone, heaven is with you.  The angels are accompanying you. You will also have the precious gift of the Holy Spirit guiding you and influencing you. Be of great cheer with these companions. It may be very difficult to know or see that they are around, but by faith we can know that they are with each and everyone of us that are working for the Lord and doing His will to the best of our ability.

So again, an important thing to remember here is that the  preparation of the gospel of peace is how we are to be prepared to walk from place to place carrying the truth of the Lord, the WORD OF GOD in it’s fulness and to do it with the best of our ability. We have to prepare to do this because the enemy is seeking you out like a lion ready to devour you. Don’t be afraid though. Fight! If you go in truth and in Spirit, putting on the whole armour of God, securing yourself by putting on the gospel of peace, present the truth as it is and reaching people where they are, you will have the shining of heavenly light before your feet as a pathway set before you to enter in the homes of the world, teaching them to observe all things. The enemy will not be able to stand against you because you came as a warrior fully armed with the presence of GOD, the Good news of truth that is found in the Word of GOD that will lead us to home through our Lord and Saviour. Heavenly Angels will meet you in this battle to help you as they did with Joshua when they took Jericho.

Biblical Fact:

If you take a look in the book of Joshua Chapter 5:13-15 you will see how he went forth to destroy Jericho and there appeared before him a warrior fully equipped for the battle as we are all to be. And what did Joshua ask this valiant warrior that was well equipped for battle, verse 13 of the 5th chapter says, “[Art] thou for us, or for our adversaries?” And this great warrior answered in verse 14 of Joshua chapter 5, “As Captain of the host of the Lord am I now come.” This warrior was the captain of the host of the Lord. The heavenly trained angels of the Lord came to help the children of God take Jericho by storm. Jericho was destroyed and if Joshua’s eyes would have been open in faith, he would have seen the angels of the Lord camped around Israel for there help and protection. Jericho fell and not one human hand did touch the walls of the city. It was the angels of the Lord who did it, though the children of God had their part to act in putting their faith in God and the Captain of the Lord’s Host that came fully equipped for battle.

So it was with us all. We do not fight in this battle alone. We go to places fully equipped with the armor of God/the gospel of peace. We go in faith to help the lost, to beat back the enemy from clouding the lies around the human race. We need to understand that we have an army of heavenly angels at our side that are sent by our commander and chief in Heaven to help us defeat the enemy. Just as they defeated Jericho, you can defeat the enemy. The angels of the Lord will stand the test with us in our battles if we allow them to and we will go forth conquering, fully armed with faith and the gospel of peace. This is putting on your feet the preparation of the gospel of peace that goes forth bringing the light to the lost world with the Word of God.

To Be Continued…

 

 

 

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Strength For Today

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Deuteronomy 33:25 – As thy days, so shall thy strength be.

The promise that comes from our Lord is not that we will have strength today for a future emergency, but it is for the day which we are in, and we should not anticipate any future troubles beforehand. We may, if we walk by faith, expect strength and provision for the day as our circumstances demand it. As Christians, we live by faith, not by sight.

Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

The Lord’s arrangement is for us to ask Him for the very things that we need.

Matthew 7:7, 8 – Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

The grace for tomorrow will not be given today. A wonderful thing to understand as well, is to see and understand how everyone’s necessity is God’s opportunity to work and to see His hand move, which he desires for all to experience. The grace of God is never given to just be squandered away, to be misapplied or perverted by those receiving it, or to be left to rust away. We must do His will.

While we are bearing daily responsibilities in the love and fear of God, as obedient children walking in all humility of mind, strength and the wisdom that comes from God, it will be given to meet every trying circumstance in our lives which will help us overcome.

We are to keep close to the Source of our strength, which is found in Jesus, day by day we need to do this, and when the enemy comes in like a flood to try and destroy us, the Spirit of the Lord lifts up a standard for us against the enemy of souls and shuts Him down with our desires to meet with Christ and resist the temptations.

James 4:7 – Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

The promise of God is sure for all of us that would take hold of it, that strength shall be proportioned to our day. His grace will suffice. We may be confident for the future only in the strength that is given for the present necessities for the day….Do not borrow anxiety, stress and negative emotions for the future. It is today that we are in need to give focus to. Let us not add that which does not need to be added.

Many are weighed down by the anticipation of future troubles, which is their own choosing. They are constantly seeking to bring tomorrow’s burdens into today, which is all designed by the enemy of souls to harm our temples. Unnecessary troubles cause the body to wear down. Most don’t realize that many of our supposed troubles are a large portion imaginary and don’t even exist. For this, Christ has made no provision. He promises grace only for the day. He tells us not to burden ourselves with the cares and troubles of tomorrow.

Matthew 6:34 – Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day [is] the evil thereof.

The Lord requires us to perform the duties for the day and to endure its trials. Today we are to watch and see to it that we offend not in word or in deed. We must today praise and honor God because we don’t know what tomorrow brings. By the exercise of living faith today we are to conquer the enemy through the power of God. We must today seek God and be determined that we will not rest satisfied without His presence.

We should watch and work and pray as though this was the last day that would be granted to work for our Saviour. We should try to always remember that! Oh, how intensely earnest, then, would be our life. How closely would we follow Jesus in all our words and deeds? Let us remember to Love as Christ has taught us to love and do it as if we will be gone tomorrow. Peace be unto all…

Disciplining the Mind

Mind

1 Chronicles 29:12 – In thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.

The mind is so connected to the entire body that it must be occupied with good thoughts or we will surely suffer and become corrupt. We must always walk in the Spirit and remove our thoughts from the flesh, which is the temptations of the world that would draw us away from Christ. The flesh loves to sin against God so to please the flesh and not the Spirit who is after the things of God.

Romans 8:5-6 – For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace. Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

The mind is a battle field where the powers of darkness are constantly trying to gain victory over the mind, which will prepare the way for the heart to become corrupt; and then the fruits of darkness will be seen through the lives of those who are yielding to those wicked powers. We must learn to set our affections on the things of God and not on the things of the earth that appeal to the flesh, which separates us from our Creator.

Colossians 3:2 – Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

Man has the power to regulate and control the workings of the mind, and give direction to the current of his thoughts. But this requires greater effort than we can make in our own strength. We must stay our minds on God, if we would have right thoughts and proper subjects for meditation. Our minds must become holy unto the Lord if we would expect to be holy for the Lord. This is our reasonable service to give our lives and our temples to the service of God.

Romans 12:1 – I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service.

Very few realize that it is a duty to exercise control over our thoughts and imaginations.

2 Corinthians 10:5 – Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

Many of us striving commandment keeping children know and understand, we can see how it is very difficult in these last days to keep the undisciplined mind fixed upon profitable subjects with all the temptations in the world, but we must, especially in a world that is full of sickness and diseases that weaken the body even more. We can see how many things in this world are besetting the lives of billions today, but regardless of all that is going on in the world, we must fight and strive and contend for victory.

Jude 1:3– Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort [you] that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

We must meet the enemy head on through the power of God and control our thoughts by daily reading His Word and fixing our thoughts on Christ. In doing so, a peace within every soul will be accomplished in a fallen world.

Isaiah 26:3 – Thou wilt keep [him] in perfect peace, [whose] mind [is] stayed [on thee]: because he trusteth in thee.

If the thoughts are not properly employed, if we do not do all we can to fight, then the true religion of Christ cannot flourish in the soul. The mind must be preoccupied with sacred and eternal things as much as possible, or it will cherish things that do not belong in the minds of Christians. Both the intellectual and the moral powers must be disciplined to the will of God, and by doing so; they will strengthen and improve the mind each and every day with continual exercise, which will establish us and settle us in the truth.

1 Peter 5:10 – But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle [you].

To understand all the right things that we must do to settle ourselves in the Spirit of God through His Written truths, we must remember that our hearts are naturally depraved due to us living in fallen flesh, and so, we are unable, of ourselves, to pursue a right course when God is not abiding. It is only by the grace of God, combined with the most earnest efforts on our part, that we can gain the victory over the powers of this dark world.

The intellect, as well as the heart, must be consecrated to the service of God throughout our entire lives or we will surely fall into the hands of the enemy of souls and be destroyed. The world today is a visible evidence of what happens when we stray from God and reject Him. We must make our calling and election sure and be established in the present truth.

2 Peter 1:10-12 – Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know [them], and be established in the present truth.

If we are going to engage in the pleasure-seeking life of flesh, lack of caring and seriousness, along with mental and moral dissipation, which are flooding the world with their demoralizing influence and thus, we see what this world has become, we will depart from Christianity and make our bed with the enemy of souls. If we are not going to make our election sure and continue to follow after the ways of the world and abide with the character of the world, we shall surely sink and drown in the sea of separation from God where the world loves to swim. The world loving souls in the world today are clearly drained of anything good; they cannot understand the simple things of God. Every Christian should labor to press back the tides of evil and take the hand of God and walk with Him. We must daily be in the Word of God and applying all that we learn and through prayer we can overcome this world as Christ did. We must fulfill the path of the Sanctuary of the Lord or we shall surely be swept away by the evil influences that present to us every avenue that would corrupt our life.

Without the power of God’s grace and Spirit we cannot reach the high standard Christ has placed before us. Truly, there is a divine excellence of character that we are to gain through our daily battles and overcoming them in the classroom of the world, which will prepare us for the world to come. We must strive onward as Christian soldier and be ye perfect as our Father in heaven is perfect.

Matthew 5:48 – Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

We must strive to attain the standard of heaven if we expect to be citizens of that kingdom. We are without excuse in this sinful world where we have much help from heaven to overcome. There are divine incentives which will urge us on to victory, which they will help the mind become well balanced in all things, and the restlessness of the soul will be banished; we will instead have tranquility in Christ. Let us have the mind of Christ.

Philippians 2:5 – Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.

Finally my brethren in the Lord…

1 Peter 1:13 – Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Peace…

 

Mastering Self

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Proverbs 16:32 – He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

The highest evidence that one can show that they are a true Christian is bearing the fruit of self-control. Those who can stand unmoved amidst the storms of temptations are one of God’s heroes. To govern our spirit is to keep self under strict discipline to the principles of our Lord and Saviour; to resist evil; to regulate every word and deed by God’s great standard of righteousness, which is found in only those who are after the Spirit and not the flesh.

Romans 8:3-8 – For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.  For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace.  Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

He who has learned to rule his spirit through the power of God, it is they who will rise above the insults of others, the rejects we receive in the world, the annoyances that come from every direction, the temptations that surround every living saint of God, to which we are daily exposed to, and these will cease to cast a gloom over his spirit, but will rather find peace and joy amidst the test that surround every Christ.

The human machinery, the temple body, it is a most important medium through which the mind, the heart and the soul are developed for the up building of Christian character. The adversary of souls “Satan”, it is he and his temptations that stand before all, it is he that is causing the world, the weak ones to walk away from God by yielding to whatever Satan is offering. The physical powers of those living in the world today are clearly showing and displaying the signs of death.  The world is clearly sinking deeper into corruption as they pass into the field the sin loving pleasures of the world that works in those the character of rebellion.

The world has gone so far astray from the will of God that they cannot see clearly what they have become through their sinful and rebellious ways. The sins of the world are filling up the cup of God’s wrath. Soon it will reach unto heaven and God will remember their iniquities. God will not strive with men much longer.

Genesis 6:3 – And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man…

The day will come when the probation on the world will close and all will be judged according to their works.

Revelation 20:12 – 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.

Every individual must work out their own salvation with fear and trembling.

Philippians 2:12 – work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

We must all fight to overcome the world and reform from our sinful lives and prepare for the Lord’s arrival. We must allow Christ to fill our lives with His righteousness and change our filthy garments. We must be brought into subjection to the higher powers of the being so to have the seal of approval for God. If the Spirit of God is abiding in our lives, we shall overcome the world and show through our works in establishing the righteousness of Christ, who did no sin (1 Peter 2:22), that we are overcomers who are walking as Christ walked (1 John 2:6) and overcame (John 16:33).

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

1 Peter 2:22 – Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

John 16:33 – In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

While we are walking through valley of the shadow of death where these evil temptations are set before us to be a stumbling block, where these evil agencies continue to prepare snares for all seeking to enter into heaven, we must remember the works of CHRIST and do all we can to depart from evil, or the works of evil, the principles of Satan will show that he is gaining victory over every soul that is constantly yielding to his delusions. Satan’s character will be seen in the lives of those that allow themselves to behold him daily. He will set up his hellish banner in the lives of those who allow him and make no effort to fight back. Satan’s purpose is to establish his throne of rebellion in our lives. We Christians must fight the good fight of faith if we expect to lay hold of eternal life. We must govern passions. We must have self control. We must die daily from self and give to Christ all our mind, heart and soul.

Mark 12:30 – And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment.

John 14:15 – If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Matthew 19:17 – if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

1 John 2:3-4 – And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

2 John 1:6 – And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

Satan is the father of sin and he does not want us to walk in the path of righteousness. Those who are walking on the path of christian character and walking on the path of obedience to the laws of God will prove that Christ is writing His laws in our minds and hearts.

Hebrews 10:16-17 – This [is] the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

Satan loves to see sin build up in our lives because he knows that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23), but when we choose to not yield to the temptations and fall not into sin, then it is visible evidence to those around us that the gift of God [is] abiding in our life and that the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord will be our reward. When we decide to be men and women who desire the heart of God, Christians who are after God’s heart, our fruits will display kindness towards others, unbelievable love that the world has never seen, which will bring peace to our very lives and good health where we will prosper as the sons and daughters of God, having all the intellectual powers that will sustain our desires to the very end to please God supremely and not self. Our physical stamina will bear the marks of our heavenly King, which it is HE that is standing before us in a sinful world who is giving us the power to conquer because those who understand Scripture realize we can do nothing apart from God. We cannot be overcomers unless the powers of heaven are residing in our lives.

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

The length of life surely depends upon our obedience to God. We will either be blessed for obeying Him or cursed if we do not obey Him (Deuteronomy 11:26-27). We cannot serve sin and be blessed of the Lord. If we are dead to sin, then we are crucified with Christ.

Romans 6:6-7 – Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with [him], that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin.

Through our obedience to God’s laws, a Christian will be perfectly furnished with good works and will stand as a conqueror of himself under His mighty King of kings. We must be conquerors of our own inclinations, conquerors over bad principalities and conquerors against the powers of this world “the rulers of the darkness of this world,” and of “spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12).    

The same spirit which had abide with the sons and daughters of God throughout this world’s history can abide with all who desire to be the sons and daughters of God today. Till this day, God is still striving with mankind and is calling all to repentance. He is the Same yesterday, today and tomorrow. God does not change (Malachi 3:6 – For I [am] the LORD, I change not…). He still continues to wink at our times of ignorance (Acts 17:30), but commands all to repent during His hour of grace and mercy.  It is not His desire that any of us should miss out on eternal life. God wants us to be healed from sin and cry-out to Him for deliverance. He wants to set us free from the bondage of sin where Satan has the world captive. Christ is ready to heal all our backsliding and have mercy on our unrighteous works towards the law of God.

Hosea14:4 – I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.

Hebrews 8:12 – For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

Isaiah 1:18-20 – Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken [it].

Peace…

 

The Purification

Purification

Psalms 34:19 – Many [are] the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

Many in the world who are striving to walk the narrow road to life are going through exactly what Christ said would happen if they are seeking to enter into life. All must suffer with Christ.

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

If we have been chosen by God, then all must go through the fire and be burned.

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

We are also given a bitter cup to drink from, which many, even after knowing the truth, who walk in the truth and who have tasted of the rich blessings of heaven are encountering this bitter cup of the Lord. Many have found it to be too difficult, but it is not if we trust perfectly in God.  Many have entered into this covenant with the Lord and did not understand or know of the Lord’s bitter cup that He Himself drank from more than all.

Matthew 20:22 -Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.

It is a fact that Christ has given His people a bitter cup to drink, to purify and cleanse them. And until the work of cleansing has been accomplished, the bitter cup will remain. It is a bitter cup indeed, and the followers of Christ can make it still more bitter by murmuring, complaining, and repining. But those who receive it thus must have another draught, for the first does not have its designed effect upon the heart. And if the second does not affect the work that is to be accomplished in the life of the professor, then they must have another, and another, and another cup to drink until it does have its designed effect, or they will be left filthy, impure in heart and full of corruption. This bitter cup can be sweetened by patience, endurance, and prayer, which is a fruit the Spirit of God is abiding and that it will have its designed effect upon the hearts of those who thus receive it and bear the fruits of Christ, and thus, God will be honored and glorified.

It is no small thing to be a Christian and to be owned and approved of God. If we are walking with Christ, we must bear the cross.

Luke  9:23 – And he said to [them] all, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

Many claim they love God and His people, but then when affliction comes, and prosperity decreases for a season, so many is then nowhere to be found. Surely, prosperity increases the church with professors, but when the church passes through the fire of affliction they cannot stand the heat and they depart. Those who are strong in the Lord will endure His fire of affliction and the bitter cup.

The wheat, tares and chaff will be revealed more fully as time draws closer to the greatest test known to man. The threshing floor is soon to see who will pass into heavens gates and it is about to become more intense.  It is true that many have the standard of piety altogether too low, and they come far short of Bible holiness and character.

Many are engage in vain and unbecoming conversation with those of the world, and others give way to the risings of self and the pleasures and comforts of the world where they put their trust in, which will prove to be a snare in the end. We have a great time of trouble that stands before all living in the last days and we have not a moment to spare preparing for a lovely life of freedom from the bitter cup that was given to the Lord’s people. Those who profess the truth may hide from this bitter cup for a season, or try to ignore it, but if those who are seeking to live in eternity then they will drink and walk through the fire of affliction.

We must be partakers of Christ’s sufferings here in this life if we would share in His glory hereafter. If we seek our own interest, or own selfish gain and for those of our own house hold, turning away from those that are to be eternal family, and think how we can best please ourselves, instead of seeking to please God and advance His precious, suffering cause, we shall dishonor God and the holy cause we profess to love so much. Many can love Christ when it is the easy go time, but when affliction comes, many go off offending, backbiting, blaming others, finger pointing, accusing, recalling things that have no weight in a Christians life. The fruits of darkness are seen visible in the works of those who engage in such things.

Those who hold fast their faith unto the end will come forth from the furnace of trial as fine gold seven times purified. Of this work the prophet Isaiah says…

Isaiah 13:12 – I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.

When in trouble, remember that faith tried in the furnace of affliction is more precious than gold tried with fire. Remember that there is One watching every movement, to see when the last particle of dross is taken away from our character. Christ work must be accomplished in us. We must be changed and purified through the love of affliction. We are running out of time. The stage has been set for the end times work to be accomplished before Christ comes and we have to see to it that we are standing today and not wavering, or we are proving that we will wavier in the end. Now is the day to fight harder and not draw back from the battle. Stand up and endure.

We have but a little space of time left in which to work for God and the lost souls before the Mark of the Beast is enforced. Time is running out and the doors to eternal life are soon to close, where all cases have been decided. Nothing should be too dear to sacrifice for the salvation of the scattered and torn flock of Jesus that we are to labor for and help to the utmost. Truly, those who make a covenant with God by sacrifice now, they will soon be gathered home to share a rich reward and possess the new kingdom forever and ever because they allowed the bitter cup to serve its purpose; they are before God without spot or wrinkle.

Ephesians  5:27 – That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Peace…

RAPTURE UNLOCKED

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The world today is clearly being tossed around by all the deceptions. There is chaos that has sprung up in diverse places, wars and rumors of wars are everywhere as the Vatican’s agenda presses forward with the kings of the earth to fulfill the last bit of Bible prophecy that exists. Pestilences are coming from every direction, with the storms of trouble that most are encountering in their lives; trials of all kinds, temptations that are so overpowering that many are falling to the bewitching power of Satan and sinking in the sand of despair while other Christians who are learning about Jesus are being killed for their new faith.

The professed Christian world is being played like a fiddle because they are no longer listening to sound doctrine, but they have proven the love and enjoy the tunes of lies, which spue from the false prophets of the Protestant world and the alike who hold to the teachings of the Papacy who once slaughtered millions of Bible believing Christians. Their agenda continues to move forward as they round up as many as they can into their false teachings. Those who understand the truth can see how most of the pulpits in the world today are filled with false teachers, false doctrines and false prophets, which are fulfilling the warnings of Christ.

Matthew 24:11 – And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

2 Timothy 4:3-4 – 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; And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

Clearly these false ones who are leading the masses astray have entangled the world on the broad road to destruction.

Matthew 7:11 – Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

Matthew 7:15 – Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

One of these fables is the doctrine of the rapture, which is setting up the Christian world for a massive fall. When they find out that they are not raptured out, it will discourage them to the point they will give up, or they will not be able to endure the testing time of the tribulation hour.

Many are even proclaiming that the rapture is going to be silent for the Christian, which is not Biblical sound doctrine as well. These lies will be exposed with Biblical truth as the Word of God reveals it. Many of you may now be asking, “is there even rapture”? Yes there is going to be rapture for a people, but for what people, how it is going to happen and when; those are the questions that will be answered from the Word of God.

The apostle Paul reveals that the coming of Christ to this earth will be as follows:

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17.

“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” 1 Corinthians 15:51-52.

So the Apostle Paul declared that when Christ should come, there would be a shout; a voice; a trumpet; the righteous dead would be resurrected, and along with the righteous living, would be caught up from the earth to meet the Lord in the clouds never to part again.

The apostle John reveals that the coming of Jesus to this earth will be as follows:

“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him.” Revelation 1:7.

John declared that when Christ should come, it would be with clouds, and every eye on the earth would miraculously see him, and all the kindreds of the earth who have rejected Him would wail.

The patriarch David reveals that the coming of Jesus to this earth will be as follows:

“Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.  He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.  Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.” Psalms 50:3-5.

David declared that when Christ should come, it would not be in silence, but would be a time of judgment with fire burning up and devouring those judged unworthy; and God would gather His saints from the earth to be with Him–being those who have sacrificed all to follow Him.

The prophet Jeremiah reveals that the coming of the Lord to this earth will be as follows:

“…The Lord shall roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he shall mightily roar upon his habitation; he shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth.  A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the Lord hath a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them that are wicked to the sword…And the slain of the Lord shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth…” Jeremiah 25:30-31, 33.

Jeremiah declared that when Christ comes, He would mightily utter His voice; a shout would be given; it would be noisy throughout the earth; the Lord would plead with or judge all the people, and all the wicked would be slain.

And Christ Himself reveals what His coming to this earth will be like:

“…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.” Matthew 24:30-31.

Christ declared that when He returns the second time, it would be with a sign; all people on the earth would see Him coming in the clouds of heaven and with power and great glory; the great majority of all the people of the earth would not be happy, but would mourn; there would be a great sound of a trumpet; and God would gather His obedient elect to Himself from every part of the world.

The Scriptures are a light unto our feet. It is the Word of Truth. It does no error. It does not lie. The Word of God tells us what it will be like when Christ comes back to this earth in the last days.  There will be great signs that will occur just prior to His arrival.  Every eye on the earth, every person of every nation and tribe will see Him return in great power and great glory; there will be a great noise, a shout, a heavenly voice, and a great loud trumpet will sound; the righteous dead will be resurrected from their graves, and together with the living righteous commandment keeping saints of God will be caught up into the air to meet their Lord in the clouds because they chose to sacrifice all to follow and obey God.  While all the rest of earth’s inhabitants will be burned up by the glorious and brightness of the Lord as a consuming fire because they chose not to obey Christ by keeping His commandments, but they preferred the side of the wicked rebellious ways of Satan and thus judged unworthy of everlasting life.

And so, as we heard the doctrine of a silent or secret rapture is nowhere to be found in the Word of God, because when Christ returns to earth it will be visible for all to see!

But what about those Scriptures which declare that the Lord will come as “a thief in the night;” surely this backs up the belief of a secret rapture?  But the apostle Peter tells us: “…the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word (of God) are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men….The Lord is…longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” 2 Peter 3:7, 9-10.

Peter declared, in harmony with the rest of Scripture, that when Christ returns it would be with great noise, and fervent heat which melts and burns up the earth.  There is definitely nothing silent or secret about this!  It should then be obvious that the phrase of Christ coming “as a thief in the night” does not have reference to a secret rapture, but to individuals being surprised, caught off guard and unprepared, who never prepared themselves for their Lord’s return by striving unto perfection in walking as Christ walk before the world glorifying God the Father in perfect obedience.

And so, some would say, But what about those Scriptures which talk of one being taken and the other being left behind (see Matthew 24:37-41); surely supports the belief in a secret rapture? In this Scripture, Christ was drawing a parallel between the time of His coming versus the time of Noah and the flood–and there certainly was nothing secret about the flood now was there? Christ has given everyone a probation to get right with Him while we are in the hour of grace which will end when Revelation 22:11 is pronounced. It will surely be a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God, just as it was for those who did not enter the ark after being warned of the coming storm. Those who entered the ark were saved, while those who refused to follow God’s direction for salvation were left outside begging to get in after the fact, but it will be too late just as it was for Satan and the 1/3 that fell with him. It will be the same for all soon who have rebelled against God and His government that governs the universe through the Ten Commandments.

And others may ask, well, what about the belief that Christ would rapture all of His people off the earth before the time of trouble, or the tribulation period, or the hour of persecution, and the working of Satan with lying wonders? What does the Bible have to say?

The prophet Daniel declared that “there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was…And at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.” Daniel 12:1.

The apostle John declared that God’s righteous people who were living when Christ returned to earth would be those “which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes (characters), and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Revelation 7:14.

And the apostle Paul revealed the timing when the coming of Christ to this earth would take place:

“And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him (Christ) whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.  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.” 2 Thessalonians 2:8-12.

So Daniel, John, and Paul plainly declare that the coming of Christ and the deliverance of God’s faithful saints cannot take place until after the great tribulation, after the time of trouble, and after the working of Satan with all power, signs, and lying wonders, which will take place in the hour when Satan appears soon pretending to be Christ. This pretender will be received by the world as he has long been grooming them in the ways of unrighteousness, lawlessness in sinning against God by breaking His commandments. And then all these that would give themselves over to Satan through his deception will suffer the results in the seven last plagues and then destroyed with the brightness of the true Christ’s and His second coming.  In fact, Christ Himself prayed that His Father would not take His people “out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.” John 17:15.

As we can see, there will be no rapture for God’s people to take them out of the storm that is coming. All will have to walk through it and prepare for it now, by becoming more like Christ in all things, which we can do by reforming our lives and perfect the law of righteousness before probation closes on the world and God’s grace runs out. He will come to take vengeance on all who have not made a sacrifice for Him unto obedience in a sinful commandment keeping world. The next time anyone sees the Son of God, it will have been too late to repent as it was for Satan in heaven. There will be no second chance. Now is the time to repent and get right with God and fulfill the fruits of a Biblical Saint of God.

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

So, “…Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts…” Hebrews 3:15.

“…behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” 2 Corinthians 6:2.

Let us not get caught off guard and deceived by false doctrines that are soon to discourage millions of souls when they find out that they were not taken away in any rapture. This per-tribulation rapture will destroy millions of souls because they gave themselves over to the lust of smooth and good sounding false doctrine.

The per-tribulation rapture is staged to happen like a move where the kings of the earth, the Vatican, along with the majority of the popular false ministers in the world, they are going to make this happen and appear to have come to pass. The demons are in concert with them all to help in this deception. And then to put the icing on the cake, Satan will appear as Christ and preach against the keeping of the law which is the “deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 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.” – 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12.

The Lord’s prophet is clear when he says, “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, [it is] because [there is] no light in them.” – Isaiah 8:20. Anyone that claims that we are not to keep the law of God is a liar and the truth is not in them. 1 John 2:4 – He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Peace…

Antichrist’s Forced Economic System

Pope Francis meets entrepreneurs 'Fortune-Time Global Forum'

I want you all to take a long look at this picture with the Pope sitting in the middle; it is clear who is in charge. We can also see Bible Prophecy being fulfilled right before our eyes in many aspects.

Looking into this photo we can see how a portion of Revelation 18 being fulfilled today and a number of other prophetic statements mentioned in the Bible. You can notice in this picture how it is a sea of suits and ties that have submitted themselves to the Jesuit Pope Francis in a very unique way in which the Bible prophecy said would happen.

The event that you are looking at is the Vatican Global Forum, which is hosted by fortune and time magazine. And it was attended by some of the most prestige’s business men with deep pockets across the globe, this includes fortune 500 CEO’s, scholars, laborers, church leaders, philanthropist, which they have all attended in order to forge a new social compact for the 21st century with Pope Francis; that is entering into a contract with the antichrist Pope and submitting themselves and their resources to His agenda.

If we look at the document that was summarized by fortune and time magazine, “called working group solutions”, we can see, those who understand prophecy, know what this gathering’s intent was all about.

The document starts out by stating, “Your Holiness”, that is capitol H, which is only to be given to God.

”The report presented here is a result of the work of some of the world’s most prominent business and thought leaders,” who have gathered for this meeting.

Keep that very important sentence in the back of your mind, as these are the world’s most prominent business leaders and  bankers that are at this forum. These world leaders, have sought to answer the “Holy Father’s call” to action, forging a new social compact for the 21st century, which is giving them more access to the world’s blessings that come in this antichrist system. Clearly they are fulfilling Revelation 18:3.

Revelation 18:3 – For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

Financial Inclusion: The merchants of the earth are the business men. And as Revelation talks about events to come, it is stating that the top merchants or business men of the earth, they will submit themselves to the Mother of Harlots/Babylon, which ROME knows and has been called the new Babylon because of her pagan origins, which they admit to.

The penetration of the religion of Babylon became so general and well known that Rome was called the “New Babylon.” -Faith of our fathers 1917 ed. Cardinal Gibbons, p. 106

“It is interesting to note how often our Church has availed herself of practices which were in common use among pagans…Thus it is true…Catholic rites and ceremonies are a reproduction of those of pagan creeds….” (The Externals of the Catholic Church, Her Government, Ceremonies, Festivals, Sacramentals and Devotions, by John F. Sullivan, p 156, published by P.J. Kennedy, NY, 1942)

This modern Babylon that both our History, Bible, other sources and visible proof that the merchants of the earth are giving her (the Vatican) what she needs to fulfill the end times prophecy in many ways.

And this working group (the Vatican Global Forum, which was hosted by fortune and time magazine) is focused on financial inclusion and it talks about “there remain obstacles to achieving the World Bank’s goal of Universal Financial Access by 2020, among these are the ongoing challenges of servicing hard-to-reach populations, a lack of financial literacy, and other aspects, which will insure the future fulfillment of the prophecy regarding those who will not be able to buy and sell when the Mark of the Beast is enforced……and so, here is what they are purposing: “Jump start the undeserved markets.” “Companies will support initiatives to produce ‘DIGITAL IDENTITIES’ for the one-fifth of global citizens who lack one, so no one is ‘SHUT OUT’ of the financial system.” What is key here is to know how 1/5 as of now is not containing “digital identities” which are stored on chips for the global computer system.

Revelation 13:17 – And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

This is revealing so much in this one sentence. It is the fact that 4/5th’s of the world currently already has a digital identity and only 1/5th has not. And this Pope’s “Call to action” is for these companies, bankers, laborers, churches that are the daughters to this harlot and other world leaders to support initiatives to support unique digital identities for the remaining 5th of the world’s population. And a key word here that they use is “global citizens”. Many people are missing the mark here and understanding that everyone in the world is almost in the system for everything the mark to be implemented. 4/5th’s of the world already has a account with a chip on them or in their hands through their credit cards and what have you; the system does not need to install a computer-chip in the body as many are being led to believe ALL because they are taking a Bible verse out of context and literal…

Revelation 13:16 – And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

Satan today is marking his people and the Lord is sealing His people.

2 Timothy 2:19, “Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his…”

Isaiah 8:16, “Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.”

Is God placing a literal seal on His people? No…

Hebrews 10:16 – This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them.

God is not literally placing a seal on us, nor is He literally writing His laws on the minds of His true children. The forehead is where our brain is located, which is where we decide with our God given freewill to worship God, or Satan through the Antichrist Pope; God’s law or man’s law? We will have to decide who we will serve, but God will not force any to obey His law and worship Him, but the eternal reward are for those that obey. If we expect to enter into His kingdom, then we must comply with His laws that govern it. If we decide to serve and worship the Pope above God we have decided to receive the mark of the beast in our mind. And many will recieve the mark in their hand, which is a sign of force. Satan will try and force those who will not serve them by cutting off their ability to paricipate in the world economy just like ancient Babylon did to those who tried to escape out of the kings hand.

Jeremiah 38:23, “… thou shalt not escape out of their hand, but shalt be taken by the hand of the king of Babylon…”

Satan has always tried to force God’s commandment keeping people to break the law of God and that is what Satan is going to do again soon when Sunday law of the Pope is enforced.

“Christians will naturally strive to ensure that “civil legislation” respects their duty to keep Sunday holy.” -Section 67, “Dies Domini”, July 7, 1998

Sunday laws must be enforced.” -Quoted as “principles contained in the Constitution” of the original organization (then called the American Sabbath Union), cited in The Lord’s Day Alliance, Twenty fifth Report (1913), p6.

So, with all this clear cut Biblical truth established, we, who understand Biblical prophecy, who are trying to help the world understanding the coming contest between good and evil and who we will worship, everyone will be left to decide in their own free will who they are going to worship and what kingdom they will honor and it’s laws.

In ancient Roman times; during the terror of the papacy where they had slaughtered millions for not complying with the orders of the Pope to worship him and his image, and down throughout the time when America was arising to power, when the Vatican was still on the hunt for the extermination of all heretics, mostly consisting of Protestants; there had been a three strike system that was implemented:

“Every man and woman shall repair in the morning to the divine service and sermons preached upon the Sabbath (Sunday), and in the afternoon to divine service, and catechizing, upon pain for the first fault to lose their provision and the allowance for the whole week following; for the second, to lose the said allowance and also be whipped; and for the third to suffer death!(-Laws, and Orders, Divine, Politique, & Martial For the Colony in Virginia: established by Sir Gates, Knight, Lieutenant – General, the 24th of May, 1610)

1st offense – Wages are taken

2nd offense – Wages are taken and beaten

3rd offense – Death (cut, burn, hung, tortured to death or beheading)

“The church may by divine right confiscate the property of heretics, imprison their person, and condemn them to flames.  In our age, the right to inflict the severest penalties, even death, belongs to the church.  There is no graver offense than heresy, therefore it must be rooted out.” – Public Eccliastical, Vol. 2, p.142.

“Their refusal to surrender the scriptures was an offense that the Papacy could not tolerate. The Papacy was determined to exterminate the heretics from the face of the Earth. The heretics greatest offense, was that they refused to worship God according to the will of the Pope. For this crime, the heretics suffered every humiliation, insult and torture that man could invent:” ( Fox’s Book Of Martyrs)

1) Hanged and their genitals were cut off

2) The mothers were whipped

3) The women’s breast were ripped off

4) They were tied up and fried in a large pan

5) Their mouths were sewed shut

6) They were placed into a pot of boiling water

7) Their arms and legs were cut off

8) Some had their eyes bored out

History shows, “For professing faith contrary to the teachings of the Church of Rome, history records the martyrdom of more then one hundred million people…” – –Brief Bible Readings, p. 16.

The history of this Roman beast is fast marching down the path to repeat history.  The world is sleeping in deception, indulging in sin and sitting in willful ignorance. Many willfully love the Antichrist system and all the benefits it offers that Christ warned us about. The world leaders, the kings of the earth, the (merchants of the earth) which are the business men today, the governments of the world are forming their bond through the United Nations and this Vatican harlot/beast false system that is soon to establish the Mark of the Beast economic system that will test all.

Mark 8:35-37 – For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

As we are approaching the last final crisis when they Antichrist Pope shall seek to be worshipped above God and they use the civil power to enforce her dogmas again, everyone will soon be left to decide where they will stand, regardless of what they believe or think. Billions are soon to face their last freewill choice that will secure their eternal destiny.

“The Bible says, Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day. The Catholic church says, No! By my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day, and command you to keep the first day of the week. And lo, the entire civilized world bows down in reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic church!” Father Enright, C.S.S.R. of the Redemptoral College, Kansas City, History of the Sabbath, p. 802

Sunday is a Catholic institution and its claim to observance can be defended only on Catholic principles …. From beginning to end of Scripture there is not a single passage that warrants the transfer of weekly public worship from the last day of the week to the first.” (Catholic Press, Sydney, Australia, August, 1990.)

“The Sunday…is purely a creation of the Catholic Church.” American Catholic Quarterly Review, January 1883

“Sunday…It is the law of the Catholic Church alone…” American Sentinel (Catholic) June 1893

“The Catholic church,” declared Cardinal Gibbons, “by virtue of her divine mission changed the day from Saturday to Sunday.” Catholic Mirror Sept. 23 1983. (Official organ of Cardinal Gibbons)

“The inquisitors…(declare) that the sign of a Vaudois (Waldeneses of France, Sabbath keepers) deemed worthy of death, was that he followed Christ and sought to obey the commandments of God” – History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages, H.C. Lea, Vol 1.

“Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change (Saturday Sabbath to Sunday) was her act... And the act is a MARK of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things.” H.F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons. Nov. 11, 1895

Sunday is our MARK or authority. . .the church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact” Catholic Record of London, Ontario Sept 1,1923.

“That the Church of Rome has shed more innocent blood than any other institution that has ever existed among mankind, will be questioned by no Protestant who has a competent knowledge of history . . . It is impossible to form a complete conception of the multitude of her victims, and it is quite certain that no powers of imagination can adequately realize their sufferings.”–W. E. H. Lecky, History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe, vol. 2, p. 32, 1910 edition.  (An excellent though lengthy article describing in detail the right of the Roman Catholic Church to do this, will be found in The Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. 12, p. 266.)

“For professing faith contrary to the teachings of the Church of Rome, history records the martyrdom of more then one hundred million people. A million Waldenses and Albigenses [Swiss and French Protestants] perished during a crusade proclaimed by Pope Innocent III in 1208. Beginning from the establishment of the Jesuits in 1540 to 1580, nine hundred thousand were destroyed. One hundred and fifty thousand perished by the Inquisition in thirty years. Within the space of thirty-eight years after the edict of Charles V against the Protestants, fifty thousand persons were hanged, beheaded, or burned alive for heresy. Eighteen thousand more perished during the administration of the Duke of Alva in five and a half years.”–Brief Bible Readings, p. 16.