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The Way

The following lesson is intended as a means by which the reader may gain a perspective of God’s plan of salvation that gives him an understanding of the ‘bigger picture’.  The intent is to form a picture of history, of God’s purpose for mankind, and relate it all to the gospel using the Old Testament sanctuary as the model. The following is not an’ optional extra’ to the Christian faith, it is an essential understanding by which all may know that they are on the right path, for God Himself drew the plans.  In order to gain this better appreciation of our way to life, we must start at the beginning. At the very beginning of the conflict between good and evil, to the place where sin and rebellion had its woeful genesis. View full article »

Don’t be afraid…..

Phil. 3:12-14;

12  Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
13  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

 

1 Cor. 9:24-27;

24 ¶  Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
25  And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
26  I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
27  But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

 

2 Tim. 4:7.

7  I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

The above reveal that Paul likened his Christian walk to a race. This race however was not a race to win, but one to finish. Satan’s focus is to stop us from finishing the race. Fear is his greatest weapon, for fear negates faith, and without faith, it is impossible to please God.

We are living in a time of immense uncertainty, and peoples hearts are even now failing them for fear of what is to come upon the earth. Fear of the unknown is bringing stress and perplexity not only to individuals, but also to governments, and most have abandoned historical solutions and are blindly following ideologies for answers, but finding none.

1 John 4:18

18  There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

Perfect love is implicit trust. Trust in a God of care, power, love, devotion, and faithfulness: confidence in God’s willingness and ability to do what He has promised – that is, to see us through to the end of the race.

So can we have confidence in God? As we look around us at a world being orchestrated into a state of induced chaos by the devil through his representatives here on earth, the equivalent of the post flood Babel builders, can the Christian believe God is still in control? Or has He lost it? Is the world now out of His hands and under the control of His enemies?

Has God abdicated His authority??? View full article »

God’s love: infinite, abundant,unreserved,unconditional.

God so loves the world, that there is not one person, living or dead, that Jesus did not die for. The apostle Paul says that if God was so willing to give His Son, He along with His Son willingly offers everything else also (Romans 8:32). This without any doubt includes all the advice, counsel, and directions in order that we may find our way to Him (Jeremiah 6:16; Matt.7:14; Hebrews 1:1-3;12:1,2; 1 Peter 2:2:21-25) along with all the warnings of the pitfalls, dangers, and wrong paths that may lead us astray.God has clearly described the full gospel, demonstrated His love, proclaimed His grace and mercy, and He has defined sin, exposed heresy, exposed our enemies, and repeatedly warned us of Satan’s many varied and subtle deceptions that would lead us into a false hope (John 10:10; Isaiah 45:19; Amos 3:7; Isaiah 8:19,20). When time comes that we must face our Maker, we will have no excuse.

As we look to the future, prophecy informs us that we are nearing a time of great crisis of such magnitude that not since Noah has there been a time of such import and significance. And in fact in Revelation 14:9-11 is the most dire warning in all scripture, and that time is immediately before us. So I ask. Is this warning given in love? Yes. If such a dire warning is given, do you think God would also offer a sure identification of the Antichrist that we may not be deceived? Again, the answer is yes. And would not that same love also reveal not just who the beast is, but how we may avoid its mark? Remember, “He that spared not His own Son, but offered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?”

Let us get real here.

Why is it that many in the church then move away from that revelation regarding the Antichrist, and attach to him their own theories and opinions when no such things are necessary? The church has become full of prognosticators and clairvoyants,  finding simple Biblical exegesis insufficient to cover up their own deficiencies, they excuse their shortcomings by devising alternative solutions that avoid the need for repentance, that covers up the need for holiness and obedience. So people devise imaginative future enemies about to persecute the church, attack Israel, decimate all that they believe is good and sound, all the while ignoring and setting aside God’s word that warns them that the enemy is not without the church, but within. View full article »

Tribulation

There is a crisis coming the magnitude of which we have little comprehension. Jesus called it “distress of nations with perplexity”. There will be no answers, no solutions, no way out.

Remember 9/11? For a month or two after that everyone and their cocker spaniel went to church and confessed faith in ‘God’. And, to my personal horror, the US president decides to get up into the pulpit and proclaim from there, as if he was preaching a ‘godly Christian evangelical gospel message’...”he who is not with us is against us”. I got real angry at that. But on another level was not surprised. In the coming crisis we will witness the same again. Churches will be packed. The churches will unite together, and even with the government, in standing against a common threat.

The problem is that they will all be united, not on the  basis of Biblical or doctrinal truth…not on the basis of a desire to share the gospel with the world…not on the basis of sharing the love of Jesus with their neighbours…but purely and simply out of self preservation. Jesus said that the rulers will have no solutions, and everyone will be panicking. So they turn to religion. Not the religion taught in thew Bible, but the religion taught on TV and espoused by the popular press and media. It will be a mixture of New age…apostate Protestantism…and Roman Catholicism. The confusion of Babylon the Great. They will offer up prayers and make all manner of well meaning and pious pronouncements and a pretense of repentance while the crisis deepens, and when no answers come, will look around for some-one to blame who hasn’t joined them in their sincere but hopeless charade. That some-one who they will target will be those who refuse to worship their global church/state union and image of the medieval papal  beast, and who refuse to accept the ‘mark’ of the beast’s authority. And my friend, this mark has nothing to do with fiscal convenience. It has everything to do with worship and loyalty to the true Creator God. The fiscal aspect…that is the buying and selling aspect…is merely an inducement to accept the mark. An inducement to worship according to the dictates of man. Other inducement will be fines, then jail, and finally the death sentence.

The coming crisis will reveal the true character of both the righteous and the wicked. It will not form character, but expose it. Thus will the true fruits be revealed of who belongs to Jesus , and who doesn’t. The harvest will then be seen to be ripe, both wheat and tares are ripe for harvest, the angels will first come and bundle the tares to be burned,then  the wheat to be gathered into God’s barn. (See Rev.14)

Armageddon is the war that precedes this. A war that ensues between the false ‘Christian’ world, and the true. Remember, the entire world is caught up in this crisis. The entire world joins with the beast and the false prophet to worship the false counterfeit system….the nations of the world unite against God’s people, spiritual Israel. Remember also what Jesus said about us at this time? We will be called to testify before Kings and before the rulers of this world. We will be called to account for our ‘heresy’ before the courts. It will be a repeat of the dark ages, only on a global scale.

Do any of you dear readers now begin to understand how a focus on the Middle East and upon literal Israel is just a red herring of the enemy of our souls and part of his deceptions? There is far more import to your being prepared for the coming crisis than simply observing the politics of the Middle east. You need to be personally prepared. You need to know what you believe, and why. Because my friends, you will be called to defend your beliefs before a world that will hate everything you claim to stands for. All the while they claiming to stand for the truth, and you being inspired of Satan.

“If they call the Master of the house Beelzebub, what will they do to His servants”.

It is more than just doctrine that gives powerful reason to turn away with utter repugnance to any unity with the Roman church. Some may be wondering why I am so much against the Roman church. Bigotry? Misguided faith? Misinformed as to the character of the modern Roman church? I have no fear of your judgement in this matter. Apart from doctrinal differences which I am strongly against compromising, and apart from the clear prophetic indicators that identify the papacy as Antichrist, which indicators I have written of in many posts throughout the forum, the following information ought on its own be sufficient to make one spew blood at the very thought of any unity, under any circumstances, with the Vatican. What is exposed here is not in the public limelight. Why not? And what is more horrifying is not so much what it reveals, but the potential of evil that it hides. The information here described applies to just two or three generations. The papacy has been around for 1500 years.

There are many genuine Christians in the Catholic communion, living to the fullest according to what light they have. I have such a burden for those who are entrapped and deceived by this monstrous evil. God calls you out my Catholic friends and brothers who love Jesus. He says,

Re 18:4 …. Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

http://beforeitsnews.com/crime-all-stars/2014/06/catholic-mass-grave-sites-of-350800-missing-children-found-in-ireland-spain-canada-2449824.html

‘Noah’, the Movie.

Here are two excellent reviews of the movie Noah. I will allow them to speak to you and then you may determine whether the movie is worthy of your attendance, or not.

http://godawa.com/movieblog/subversion-god-noah/

 

http://drbrianmattson.com/journal/2014/4/1/just-once-more

Ecumenism Again Promoted

 

Bishop Tony Palmer is continuing to promote the potential unity between Rome and the rest of the Christian world. I leave the text and video to speak for itself.

With an unprecedented appeal from Pope Francis to a combined convocation of Pentecostal and charismatic church leaders under the aegis of the well known Kenneth Copeland, a challenge has been issued to all protestants worldwide. Anglican Bishop Tony Palmer claims that the ‘protest’ is now over, and a union between Protestantism and Catholicism now the only logical outcome. Is he right? Is the protest over? Has the reformation, which the pope claims as a ‘misunderstanding’, now been all cleared up and become redundant?

Watch the accompanying Youtube clip and you decide.

 

The more I think about this the more I am convinced that the crisis to come is imminent. Protestantism is no longer the bastion of truth she once was. She has forgotten her heritage, and is repudiating all the sacrifice, the hard fought for freedoms we enjoy today, trampling upon the blood of her forbears. Has the papacy changed? Not in any sense whatever. She is in fact far more dangerous now than she ever was. When her priests were chasing you down the street with an army of some nation’s soldiers wielding swords willing to cut you down at a word from her clerics, she was easily and instantly recognizable. The reformers had her dead to rights. Antichrist they called her. And they were right. But today? The reformers’ children no longer recognize the Antichrist, but see only the overtures of friendship and smiling sweetness failing to  look behind the smiles and proffered hands in friendship to see the rottenness and corruption that lies beneath.

The Beast that has his head over your back fence with puppy-dog eyes seeking affection and a friendly pat on the head has in its hand a  sword stained with the blood of millions of her victims and ready to cut you down should you decide to refuse submission to her offers of friendship. Those who would welcome her are traitors to truth, apostates who will turn on their own should they refuse to follow.

“And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” Revelation  13:7,8.

 

 

 

 

Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. (Isaiah 55:6,7)

The principles and concepts that under-gird promises such as quoted above echo across the pages of the Holy Bible from the first book, Genesis, to the final pages of Revelation. They reveal a Creator God who, despite being despised, maligned, ignored, disobeyed, and/or being treated presumptuously by every living creature upon the planet (“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23) , in contradistinction to what many religions portray and what most individuals believe, is earnestly and passionately awaiting the slightest reason, the most meager of excuses, to forgive, to show mercy, and to pardon.

Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. 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. (Isaiah 1:16-18)

Nearly forty years ago at age 24, after too many years spent in quiet but determined refusal to acknowledge or consider God, His ways or His people, and imbibing in practices and substances and a lifestyle which pleased me well, but impinged greatly on other’s rights and freedoms, I was asked a question that challenged me to the core.

“Do you think the life you are leading is pleasing to God?”

Today, after all these years, I like to think that my immediate response was a humble expression tending toward the negative, however, in light of what transpired later in the evening, I think that possibly my response initially may have been more of a non-committal grunt. To be honest, I can’t even remember how I responded at first, if at all. View full article »

Overcoming

What a sad defeatist attitude there is in today’s professed Christians, that they would gaze into the mirror and proclaim ‘you are too far gone…too evil…too weak…too sin bound…to ever think or believe that you could obey God’s commandments. God does not have the power to change your life. His Holy Spirit, even though He promises He would abide and live within you, is not powerful enough to overcome your wicked sinful passions and lusts. He is not powerful enough to change your lifestyle, your habits, your evil tendencies…so don’t bother to surrender your life to Him…what can He do? Just believe His promise of the good life after you die and in the meantime try not to get into too much trouble”.

And the face that steers back at you from the mirror cowers in defeat and succumbs once again to Satan’s lies…

However, there is another way. Paul didn’t stop writing at Romans 7. In Romans 8 he daclared that:

1 ¶ There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
3 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:
(now see why Christ condemned sin in the flesh….)
4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
5 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.
6 For to be carnally minded is death (why is it that to be carnally minded leads to death? Because the wages of sin is death); but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
(Note that the carnal mind is not subject to God’s laws…the carnal mind cannot obey God…it is in fact at war with God)
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
(But note the very next word)…..
9 But ….BUT….ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. (Note this carefully.The born again Spirit filled believer in Christ is set in direct contradistinction to the carnal flesh minded unsaved unregenerated non-believer. The latter cannot obey God…but the former..what can He do???)

By the creative power of God, the same power that created the universe and everything in it, and the same power that raised Jesus from the dead, you claim is not powerful enough to make such a change in your life that you cannot overcome sin???

Jesus was fully man, yet fully God. We cannot understand this, but this divine/human union we accept as Biblical fact do we not? Are we also , if truly born again, and filled with the Holy Spirit, a union of the divine and human? If Jesus can overcome temptation, then by the grace and power of a living loving Savior who intercedes on our behalf in heaven so can we…if we believe. Stop looking at yourselves in the mirror and getting depressed because of what you see there…Satan is lying to you when you draw the conclusion that he who stares back at you is a sinful hopeless habit bound person. That person is dead in Christ!!! Look to Christ. Look away from yourselves and look to your example, and to the source of your power. For Him who created galaxies, it is not difficult for Him to recreate you in His image. To invest in you His character. The difficulty my friends lies not in His ability to do what He has promised, but the difficulty lies in your unbelief.
If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

Keeping it Real

Further to my previous post Access to God, I left that post with a text from Hebrews 10:22  Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

Sincerity, trust, humility, and a desire for a better way.

A true heart…sincerity…honesty…keeping it real. 

Don’t waste yours and God’s time if you are not serious. Speaking words that sound right, that sound ‘religious’ and ‘spiritual’ is not prayer. It is not true communication. God desires your company. Your fellowship, your friendship. This means He wants you as you are. Not as you think you should be, but he wants the real you, warts and all. Being honest is the first step to healing, restoration, change. We may be wrecks…our lives in utter disarray….depressed, addicted, sick, potentially a ruin, but God’s promise is that if we come just as we are, He will not leave us as we are. So we bare all, leave nothing hidden, nothing behind, we give our all.

Full assurance of faith…trust…belief.

Heb 11:6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. So many Christians have got things totally wrong when it comes to God’s character. They think Him austere and stern. That we need to impress Him with our ‘goodness’ and religiosity before we can expect Him to listen to us. So many are afraid to draw close to God because they don’t ‘feel’ worthy. So they choose to go through a mediator. A favorite ‘saint’ or an earthly priest. Or they ask someone else to pray for them, not believing that they will be heard but because of someone else’s ‘holiness’ then their prayers may be answered. Listen to God’s word, and let the following speak to you.

Romans 8:31 ¶  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
32  He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
33  Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.

If your Creator is on your side; if the ruler of the entire universe …the heavens, the earth, the sea and everything that is in them…would rather die and forsake eternity Himself than live in eternity without you…what is there to fear in approaching Him? If God has given His own Son for you, would He not even more so give all things that would be good for you? It is God Himself who died in your place and paid in full the price of your redemption. You have already been justified.

34  Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

Jesus is the only Mediator anyone needs. You can trust Him with your life…you can trust Him with the truth regarding your pain, your sorrow, your hopes, your dreams, your doubts, your fears.

having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience…guiltless…declared innocent…declared righteous. 

The blood of Jesus was all sufficient to pay the price of your redemption. No further payment required. Paid in full. Salvation is a free gift.The door to the heavenly sanctuary is open, our way to the throne of God is free and clear, and the welcome mat is laid out.

and our bodies washed with pure water…cleansed by the power of God’s promises in His word. 
The Bible is God’s word…it is through God’s promises that we find hope. Read it and trust it…God cannot lie.

The only thing that stands between us and God is our attitude. Our unbelief, our fears, and our reluctance to give up those habits and addictions which so easily beset us. But God is fully able to overcome all…His love is unbounded and personal for you. Cleave to it and stay real.

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