Sunday, June 24, 2012

Challenging God

How many of us can remember the time we did something that we knew that was wrong but did it anyway? In fact, we totally ignored the small voice of our conscience speaking in our ears not to go there. When I was a lot younger, that type disobedience was more frequent than not. The world labels it ‘youthful exuberance’ or as the motion picture, society labels it, “A Rebel without a Cause,” but the Bible calls it flat out rebellion. Some folks seem never to grow up and the youthful exuberance turns into right out sin. There are times in my life that I totally dismissed the inner voice and went on with my intentions. Let us face the truth of the matter. It always feels better to disobey than to obey. Neo-pagans say that if what you want to do does not hurt others, then by all means do it. In other words, we give ourselves license to do whatever feels good. The Bible calls this licentiousness or lewdness of the flesh.  Despite all we have been taught and instructed God’s wonderful grace does not give the child of God license to sin. We commit sin because of the simple fact that we are Adam’s children, children of the fallen race of Eve; fallen to sin because of our unbelief of what God says He means. The world at large has a legitimate excuse, but on the other hand, Christians do not. However, ignorance will not be an excuse when the time of judgment comes to the earth. What we do comes natural to the flesh and we do not seem to have any qualms with performing evil continually until God intervenes with His Holy Spirit. I noticed at a very early age my own children would lie in their crib and as a baby lie about anything just to get our attention. They would not be satisfied with lying there playing with their little trinkets; they wanted more. The child achieved this by lying through crying, tearfully asking to be coddled thereby escaping the confines of the crib. This type of behavior continues throughout our entire lives until something or someone intervenes and brings to a halt or at the least curbs our devious ways of deception. With this information at hand now, I ask the question again: how many of us challenge God every day. I raised my hand. If you would be honest with yourself, you will raise your hand too.

“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.” 1Samuel 15:23

There is a Greek word that comes to mind and that word is hubris. Hubris means extreme pride and or arrogance to the point of challenging God. Somewhat like youthful exuberance or rebellion but on a slightly lesser scale. There seems to be degrees of hubris. Sometimes, hubris can become a criminal act when someone gloats over a victim or conquest such as war. The Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was always carrying on in this manner. I remember seeing the Nazi films were Hitler danced a little jig on camera when gloating over the fall of Paris, France in the very beginning of WWII. This can happen to anyone who leaves his or her desires and lusts unchecked for a long period. Some will use mind-numbing narcotics such as valium or alcohol to quiet the voice in their mind long enough so they can find a little pleasure in their sin for a season. The strategy is if they can hold their conscience at bay long enough they will have more pleasure in committing the sin they so enjoy. The truth of the matter is that Satan attacks the mind and for the most part that is humankind’s weakest point. Even intellectuals have weak places in their mind. It is a design flaw by design of God. There is no such thing as superman in reality; there is always a flaw in there somewhere.

Satan will use anything to control the mind, even to coerce people to commit murder and suicide in the same instance. If Satan cannot get you to commit murder then maybe he can get you to commit adultery. So many people commit adultery without the aid of alcohol or drugs. Even in the church, you can find people that have committed adultery and act as if it was nothing. This is a blatant disregard of God’s Word. This is the very sin Adam and Eve was found guilty of, disregarding the Word of God, which carries a heavy toll in the end. A fact remains for Christians is that we will face the Bema Seat of Christ.

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:”
Hebrews 9:27

Evidently and by our volition, it just feels good to figuratively give God the middle finger and go on in defiance of His word only to prove they can. People will purposely take the name of the LORD in vain. Cursing their way through life and not realizing they will give an account of every word they utter.  It is their way of slandering and getting back at God.  Therefore, so-called Christians do this all the time. One’s actions reveal the heart’s desires. Little do they know the repercussions will follow just as seeds sown into the wind will find lodging to grow someday.

“Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.” 1Corinthians 3:13

Whether or not we as Christians realize it, we commit spiritual adultery just about every day we live. By spiritual adultery, I mean that we can turn like a chameleon into a worldly person and commit spiritual suicide through the worship of idols. Another truth is anything, if pursued in the world that is not of God, is deemed and classified idol worship by the Bible. If I am not careful, for example, I could become guilty of idolizing my favorite barbeque restaurant by worshiping this delicious treat. I could turn Eastern Carolina vinegar pork barbeque into an idol very easy by just ignoring the warning reminders of my conscience. I am beginning to salivate. The Holy Spirit that resides in me tries to warn me to back off and give my lust for barbeque a time out. I know that too much pork of any kind is not a healthy or wise choice. It can cause severe health problems at an early age. So you might be asking, why do it at all if I know it might be bad for me? Therein lays the dilemma. See, I am human after all. I also love to smoke cigars but I totally refrain from that practice all together with the help of a Holy Ghost conviction. On the other hand, I do not possess a Holy Ghost conviction for the use of pork as of yet, mainly because I have not asked the LORD for one. The fact is that Satan will use and attack us with anything and everything to get us to destroy ourselves. He will not have to lift a finger because he knows just how weak-minded we all are. He uses this underhanded knowledge of us all with discretion.  I know to some people that might sound silly and extreme, but it accounts for so many people committing gluttony, which leads to obesity and other health related problems. Yes, there is no doubt committing gluttony is outright sin. It is a deliberate attempt to destroy God’s creation and the dwelling place of His Holy Spirit. God does not want this for His children; would you want it for yours?

“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”
1Corinthians 3:16

Another truth is that America is overweight and it is because we do not control the insatiable desires of the mind and heart. We do these things in total disregard of our health and personal mentality. Yes, Satan will use food to destroy you if you let him. This one place I am sure we all could use a Holy Ghost conviction; I know I need this for myself. This is the reason we are encouraged by the Word of God to cleanse ourselves daily by reading and praying over God’s Word. The Word of God is the cleansing agent for the child of God administered by God’s Holy Spirit. It is just this simple, if God does not curb our fleshly lusts and desires through the daily reading of His Word and praying for our daily needs, there is no hope for any of us. Even the self-helps of Ala-non including the twelve steps from addictions cannot help. Addictions of any kind are open sin and be taken away with entirely by the power of God’s Holy Spirit. It just comes down to whether or not we really want help. All we have to do is just ask the LORD and He would be glad to oblige. There is a saying in the rescue ministry that you cannot help someone until the person has bounced off the bottom. Only then can you present Jesus to a person to help them with their addictions. These type people live in constant denial of their sin and situation.

“If we say that we have fellowship with him {God}, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” 1John 1:6-10

Our addictions of the flesh, whether it is gluttony, pornographic material, use of tobacco products, alcohol consumption, illegal narcotics, or just being ungrateful, unthankful, and complainers is unmistakably a mirror of the heart itself. Sin is sin is sin. These vices of choice prove to ourselves who really is in charge of our life. It is an undeniable fact for the Bible tells us so.

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:” Proverbs 23:7

Not to worry though little lambs; there is a balm in Gilead. Christ Jesus is the answer to all our problems. We can only be convinced of this fact by the Holy Spirit of God. As I said before, sometimes we have to bounce off the bottom first. So many times, we really do not want to heal because we rather enjoy our sins, even if just for a season. The reality of all this is if we do not possess a Holy Spirit conviction of any of these things that plague us, there will be no healing to be had for any of us. In some instances of my life, I came to realization that I needed help with my lusts and desires, good and bad. I found myself praying and asking the LORD for help, to give me relief from the sins that so easily beset me. Today, I stand relieved of these sins of evil conception. By the power of my LORD Jesus, Satan found himself in full retreat. Only by the Grace of God have I found peace of mind and peace in my soul.

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 {words of Christ in red}

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Do You Believe in God?

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” John 14:1 {words of Christ in red}

Just a couple of months ago I lost an Aunt that lived out west in Las Vegas, Nevada. She became terminally ill at the age of 88. She had lived in Las Vegas most of her life and never had any children of her own. I remember my Mom witnessing to her sister often and the reply my Aunt always came back with was, “I believe in God”. Mom would then reply, “But do you know His Son Jesus”? Again my Aunt’s reply would be the repetitious come back as always, “I believe in God”. My Mom and I made it a point to pray for her salvation for many years. As far as we both know, she never made a profession of faith right up to the end. Our hearts broke when we received the news of her death. My Mom and I talked about this event for many days and always left off saddened by the possibility of never seeing her sister or my Aunt ever again in eternity.

“He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” 1John 5:10-13

Everybody believes in God or a god of some sorts for there is many in this world. Even if they won’t admit to it, their god can be identified by their affections for material things of this world. Christians are committing spiritual adultery everyday and don’t even realize it. It is evident now upon the death of my Aunt that her god was money. This lust in one’s heart is one of the reasons people wander from one object of affection to another.

“Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. Ye adulterers and adulteresses know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, the spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?” James 4:2-5

People are consistently looking, lusting, and seeking for something to put in that empty void in their heart. A lot of people will try to put an assortment of animals, children, and or material items in that void only to discover that it doesn’t work and still the heart comes up wanting something else. It sometimes gets to the point that the heart’s desire is insatiable and unreasonable, but in reality the heart is just seeking for the right ingredient. I have often heard Christians say that God has blessed them with these things to enjoy life better. But little do they know it is a ruse of Satan to lead them astray with the bread crumb trail of deceit. This accounts for so many people in debt which swell with threats of one’s demise today. The bottom line in humanity is the fact that we must find something, a god or the God, which will quench this longing in our lives. Some peoples philosophy is if you cannot find a god then make one up. They won’t say it out loud so others can see their intentions, but show their heart’s intention by their outward actions. That is why we have material things such as new automobiles, airplanes, boats, houses, and vacation resorts. People lust for jewelry of gold and diamonds, and even the much larger and magnificent, extravagant church buildings which are covered in these gems. Yes, people are known to worship the church building itself. That is why so many people are religious so they can enjoy the works of art catalogued throughout the church system. They are called ‘Holy Relicts’. I can see how it is understandable when I read the Scriptures about keeping ourselves from idols.  We who read the Bible are instructed and warned many times not to associate ourselves with idols or idol worshipers.

“Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.” 1John 5:21

So many people miss the point that God searches the heart and finds these people worshiping strange gods in the church assembly. But in the end the heart will continue to find the empty space is still reverberating, that dastardly signal letting us know it still hasn’t been filled. The LORD God Jehovah created each of us with a gaping void that only He can fill. We do not understand this concept but that void is a gift of the LORD. It means He has a plan for your life somewhere in the future.

“For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalms 139:13-16

 God cleverly installed a heavenly homing beacon in that void of our heart which constantly signals for God to come to His created being, mankind. Since we cannot approach God, for He is a Holy being, He approaches us by His Holy Spirit directing us to His son, Jesus Christ. Salvation and Jesus, God the Father’s Christ or Saviour, is the only way to eternal life. This is just the way it is, whether or not we can accept this fact of life is another matter.

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6 {words of Christ in red}

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Pastors- Preachers: Shepherds or Anti-Christ?

“Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, ‘He saith.” Jeremiah 23:31

I remember growing up as a little boy how I always seemed to be attracted to the power demonstrated of preachers and men that taught the Bible way of life.  I didn’t understand why until later on in life.  I figure it was a time in my life when I was the most impressionable. In the 1950’s of Carteret County, was a time when material things didn’t matter very much because they just were not available for the most part. Unless you had a lot of money and means, we just lived our lives in a simpler way. I had just recently accepted Christ Jesus as my LORD and Saviour in 1964, when I was introduced to these preacher men around the time of revivals and special meetings of the church. Many came to our home for meals and that is where I learned more about them through their conversations. I enjoyed their enthusiasm and exuberance of preaching and teaching the Word of God in the local church pulpit. They were very strict in their teaching and for the most part their living also. The men of God I grew up with were not worldly men, nor did they frequent places of pleasure just to get away from things or at least, I never saw any of these ways about them. Social drinking was a forbidden vice and they preached about the lewdness of petting to teens. They preached hell hot and heaven sweet all the while instilling the fear of God in your mind. They possessed something that I wanted for myself, the hand of God upon me. As far as a little boy could see, these men didn’t pursue money or material things of this world, but time alone with God and His Divine presence for the gift of deliverance of timely messages. These powerful men of God were nothing like the ‘yes’ men that populate the pulpits of America today.  Most assuredly, these men of God practiced what they preached. These men were humble men with no agenda outside of the Kingdom of God. They were a living example to the church. These men of God that I became acquainted with over the years sought out our little church on the coast of North Carolina and refreshed themselves amongst God’s people for a while and then went on their way to do God’s work in other areas.

Today, compared to the 1950”s, the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ has changed due to worldly influence. The pastors and preachers of today, with myself included, are at fault for this and will answer to God for it. This is a Biblical stand taken by God. There is no doubt on my part that Satan has successfully infiltrated the church by blending the tares of this world  with the wheat of the Kingdom, or plainly stated, mingling the lost sinner with the saved child of God in the worship services. The pastors have made the church the playground of the lost by which they entertain themselves with extravagant music and dance programs on Sunday morning. The television evangelists and pastors message was; “can’t we all just get along? We are all god’s children right?” This message was and still is, quite the contrary when the Bible teaches us who know Christ as our LORD and Saviour to live a holy and separated life in front of others. This all came about with the invention of the television set placed strategically in our homes.

Historically, in the late 1920’s, a new and wonderful invention came into our lives, television. I remember my Dad telling me of the very first TV he saw and witnessed for himself, he was in his late teens at the time. He told me of a man who lived in Newport, were my Dad lived as a boy, that owned and operated a small radio and appliance store. This inventive gentleman had rigged up a very small TV in a cigar box that my Dad said was quite impressive of that day. I think the radio repair man got his spare parts from the military surplus stores around the area and there were many.  As my Dad described it to me, the cathode tube was very small.  This was 1947 and just after WWII. If we can recall a little bit of history, it was the Nazis Dictator, Adolf Hitler, who was responsible for televised programming which took place at the 1936 Olympics in Germany. In which our own Jesse Owens, defeated Hitler’s “Super Race” of men of Nazis Germany Olympians on the running track. This new invention was used solely for the purpose of propaganda purposes of the Nazis State. So, in reality, the TV wasn’t anything new to the world, but it was to us who lived in Carteret County. Mom and Dad didn’t get one for us until about 1958 or 1959. I cannot remember one being in our house earlier because I was just five years old in 1959. From what I do remember of our first TV was that the reception was terrible and there were very limited programs to be watched.

As I look at the church today, and at the preachers and pastors that I knew and know now, I have come to the conclusion that these men and their agenda has been passed down to hirelings and strayed from the Divine calling they were given, if in fact it is questionable that they were given the divine calling of God. Now that I am also an ordained preacher of the Gospel Message, I know that our number one priority is to propagate the Gospel Message of Christ. We who know the truth are not to be quieted down by the pressures applied by the 501c3 corporate run hirelings and wolves in sheep’s clothing, parading around as pious pimps. I truly believe that God’s real man will not cave into the pressures of this world and not to be bought off with the pleasure this world can offer.  Today, this Gospel Message mandate has slipped the minds of many preachers and is not the priority it was intended to be. Today, their agenda has changed for fame and notoriety mainly due to the exploitation of the television, the propaganda machine. Money and lots of it, big houses, fancy cars, and airplanes, have been accumulated because of the huge influx of offerings sent in from unbeknown, good hearted people, which are sincere in their giving. Satan uses his men and women around the world to propagate the propaganda message of the ages; “take it easy, be gentle, and don’t rock the boat, and everything is beautiful in its own way.” These wolves that fleece the flock will exclaim they need these things to do the work of God but the Bible declares they do not need these things to perform God’s work. So, just who is it they are working for? Satan seeks to inhibit and destroy the true church and he uses his men and women to do so by demeaning the cause and the message of Christ. Satan uses men and women that will sell their gift or be bought out by the lust of their flesh.

“But Jesus called them unto him, and said, “Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:25-28

As I have stated before, the Kingdom of God and this world in which we live have two very different economies. As a child of God, it behooves us to learn all we can about the coming Kingdom of God here on this earth now within us. If you are a born-again Christian you are part of it and will experience this Kingdom first hand. Let us face the truth of the matter, Christ is coming back to set all things right. It is my personal belief that the man of God is to follow the precepts and commands of the LORD Jesus. The Day of the LORD will arrive very soon in which we as preachers, pastors, and evangelists, will have to give an account to Him face to face. God is not going to seek answers from the woman, but the man He has placed in position to give an account of the works of the Kingdom on earth. This is very reason he is called is to do the LORD’s bidding here on earth for the Kingdom of God, to answer directly to his maker. I strongly believe it is us, the preachers and pastors that God will hold entirely responsible for our generation. We will answer to God for what we have or have not done for the Kingdom. Let us who are called by His name remember we are just sojourners, pilgrims, and strangers. It is The LORD God that is the one who calls the man into the LORD’s service. The man does not choose to do so and if he does, he will be met with continuous failure, spiritual failure. We need to look at this concept of failure and success for just a moment. Here on earth, mankind sees success and measures success by what he can see and attest too. Mankind will measure another by the house that he lives in and the kind of car that is parked in his driveway. Mankind will see how he is dressed and the places he frequents. This will be the preacher mans sign to the world he is successful, but at what? All this proves is that the preacher man is a successful business man and has the ability to amass material goods, they very thing Jesus admonished the rich young man to discard, pick up his cross, and follow Him.

“And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God. Thou knowest the commandments, do not commit adultery, do not kill, do not steal, do not bear false witness, defraud not, honour thy father and mother. And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, “One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me”. And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions. And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, “How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, “Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! Mark 10:17-24

Yes, the so called man of God can be very successful on the outside and religious, but a spiritual shipwreck on the inside and lost. There is an old saying; ‘you cannot judge a book by its cover.’ This has been proven to be true on many occasions and this is one of the reasons God searches and tries the heart. When the heart of any man is exposed, it is only then he can be known for what he really is. The preacher man might look delicious on the outside, but could be rotten to the core on the inside. Who can tell the difference? One of the ways I measure up and look at these so called men of God, is not how much they have amassed or how notorious they are, but how small they are and how insignificant they have become. God measures His man by how small he has become in the service of God.  John the Baptist found this to be true and made a profound statement of truth. John says; “He {Jesus} must increase, but I must decrease. {John 3:30} John the Baptist purposely debased himself by wearing animal skins and eating locus and wild honey. The very things the people of society steered clear of because of its demeaning nature. Let us face the truth, John the Baptist was a weird man to society of that day and we who are called by the LORD Jesus are no different. Because of the way that John conducted his life, Jesus commended him for being ridiculed and hated by the world.

“For I say unto you, among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.Luke 7:28

Upon consideration of these things have I come to the conclusion that if the man of God has increased dramatically, a warning flag goes up the pole for me to watch and mark that man with careful consideration.  It is a Biblical fact that to be successful with Christ Jesus, one has to denounce this earth and its ways. We are supposed to be a new creation in Christ Jesus and the former things are not needed anymore, or so it is supposed to be. Let us be warned of this Biblical fact, to be successful with the LORD Jesus, one has to become insignificant in the wicked world and deliberately become small around their peers.

The LORD God says through His man; “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” 1John 2:15-17

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Day of Decision

Recently in my writings, I dealt with the Rapture of the Church which we discovered according to the Scripture took place somewhere in the middle of the Tribulation or soon after but before the end. To expound a little more on this subject, according to the Apostle Paul’s statement who wrote about it in First Corinthians 15:56, Paul states; “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.” Paul says “at the last trump”, which is referring to the seven trumpets of the Revelation of Christ penned down by the Apostle John. If you will, in your study of the Bible, notice where the seven trumpets are and the events that are taking place at the time. You will see that the church is in the middle, between the Beast of Revelation and the nation of Israel. The Rapture actually takes place in the scene of the two Witnesses’ that God sends to proclaim His coming judgment. God is merciful to send one last warning to repent.
“And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” Revelation 11:15

“But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.” Revelation 10:7

After the seventh Angel sounds his trumpet the true church is no longer on earth but in the presence of our Saviour. We who are born-again by the Spirit of God will be in His presence at the Bema Seat of rewards. Yes, we who are born-again will see and experience a lot of things that are acquainted with all out warfare. The hard truth of the matter is that the religious Babylonian church and her many denominations will continue on just as nothing has happened. The Babylonian church will open its doors on Sunday morning and it will be business as usual just like any other corporation that will still continue to be in business. Their buildings are very easy to spot and identify because they have steeples on top of their roofs. The steeples are symbolic of the obelisks of ancient Egypt that marked the path to the pagan temple of idol worship. There is a famous obelisk from Egypt on display in the middle of St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. The Vatican employed the obelisks at all their locations and the little harlot denominations are following Mama Catholic church by allowing the obelisks {steeples} to be placed on their establishments as well thus identifying them with the religious Babylonian system of false religion. The Babylonian church is comprised of the church denominations that follow the Vatican in religion and politics. The day of God’s wrath is coming at this abomination as the Scripture informs us. Today the wheat of God’s Kingdom is mixed in with the Babylonian tares of false religion. There has to be a day of harvest to clean up this infiltration of corruption and deceit of the wicked unbelievers of religious Babylon.

“And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. And the angel said unto me, wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth {the Vatican}. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he, cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast {the Son of Perdition, II Thessalonians 2:3}. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. And he saith unto me, “The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire for God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.” Revelation 17:1-18

I feel it is the intensions of the LORD for His people to make hard decisions either for or against Him to ensure their loyalty of the Kingdom of God. Let it be known now that the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of Babylon are distinctly two different entities. To be able to differentiate between the two, the born-again Christian’s are the children of Jehovah God and of the Kingdom of God. The usurpers, frauds, go along with religious crowd, and fence straddle’s, are the members of the religious and pious church of Babylon. How can you tell these two apart? It is very hard today but if you know what to look for they can be identified. The rapture of the true church will be the deciding factor when it comes down to exposing just who is who. God’s way is very decisive but simple. The question is just how far would one go to prove their loyalty to their king? Would you be willing to lay down your life for the Kingdom of God? This will be seen and witnessed in that day.  This will be the day of decision as spoken of by the prophets. I also feel this will be another way to weed out those who claim to be born-again but are running a ruse in the presence of God and the church.

“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.” Revelation 20:4-6

This passage of Scripture reveals our destiny provided you know Christ as your personal Saviour. Earlier on in other writings, I lightly touched on the Second Coming of Christ or the Second Advent of Christ. In the Christian camps that I am affiliated with it is widely believed that Christ will come and the Rapture, a type of rescue from affliction, will transpire just as the cavalry comes in and rescues the damsel in distress. As we will see, this is anything but the truth of the matter.