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Learn the Path to Perfection in A World Full of Hate

So, how can we, “Learn the path to perfection in a world full of hate.” I believe there is a great desire to be perfect. We have always wanted the perfect haircut, the perfect set of clothes or the perfect marriage. It is in our human nature to want perfection. Yet, it’s a proven fact that very few find it and now we live in a day where most no longer desire it. Many, on the other hand, desires selfish power and control over others which has turned them into very hateful people. In a world full of bullies, antagonists and mean-spirited people there is no wonder that the world is so divided. Where they tend to hang out with their own kind developing groups of like-minded people, sharing the same philosophy of life, the same political persuasion, the same goals and aspirations and the same moral compass. These divisions have caused a great deal of malicious attacks one against another. It’s difficult to scan the news headlines without seeing this vicious attack coming from once reputable organizations. Unfortunately, this will continue until we as a people desire once again to find the path to perfection.

They say that the easiest thing to do is to love those who love you. To honor and respect those who honor and respect you. The Bible says, “For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? Do not even the publicans so” (Matthew 5:46-47). Jesus Christ pointed these divisions out among the people two thousand years ago and the divisions persist until this day. It’s what He says next that points us to the path that leads to perfection. Jesus said, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48). So, to be perfect is to look beyond our differences, to look beyond the rough exterior of another person and learn to look at their heart. This is exactly what Jesus Christ did when He walked among us. He went to lost sheep of Israel. He went to the poor, the disadvantaged and those rejected by the religious elite of His day, turning unlearned men into great men of God, as Apostles of Christ. (See Acts 4:13) Jesus Christ saw the possibility by looking deep within their hearts knowing that He could mold them and make them into the kind of men that they were created to be.

So how does this apply to us living in the 21st Century? We see the divisions and may not only feel helpless to do anything about it, but actually join in with fault finding or making malicious attacks against those who believe differently than we do. I believe we have all been guilty of this at one time or another, especially on Social Media. It’s been all too easy to run with our own group. To run with those who agree with us. The world takes great pride in establishing their polls giving special significance to them if a large number of people feel the same way. However, even within these larger groups there still tends to be disagreements and divisions, with some espousing their own opinion. It’s even more problematic among religious groups because they tend to separate over theological interpretation creating an infinite number of secs within the greater Church. Furthermore, their fear of losing their perceived holiness often leads to a lack of love between the groups. Let’s be very clear about something, to love someone we totally disagree with, who does not conform to our moral compass or belief system, does not diminish our holiness. God is said to love the entire world and I firmly believe that His holiness is still intact. The Bible says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Clearly, we can and should love everyone while keeping our holiness intact. To do so will put us on the path that leads to perfection.

We must learn to look past all the confused and corrupt theology. To look past the gross immorality. To look beyond all the sin and hate. To look beyond the political position or party affiliation. To look past the fear of what they can do against us. To look at the heart of the other individual. To see the possibility of their redemption. That is exactly what the God of love did when He called you out of darkness to a marvelous light (See I Peter 2:9). We do not need to relax our morality to love others. In fact, we need it. We need the Law of God to show us how to love God and how to love one another. To obey His Law allows God to love others through us and puts us on the path to perfection. So, as we venture out of our comfort zone, not necessarily on Social Media, but in person, face to face we allow God to love others through us by following His beloved commandments. The Bible talks about being reconciled with our brother, agreeing with our adversary, turning the other cheek, giving to those who ask, and going the extra mile to name just a few (See the Sermon on the Mount). It talks about not resisting an evil person and in another place answering an individual with gentleness (See I Peter 3:15). The list could go on, but we have the Holy Spirit to guide us in building relationships outside our comfort zone always looking for an opportunity to rescue others in bondage to the enemy.

Dear friends, I cannot over emphasize the importance of allowing the Holy Spirit to lead us when we reach across the aisle to demonstrate our love, especially to an unbeliever or someone holding false Christian theology or to the person of a different world religion. We must maintain our righteousness even in the face of hostility always allowing God to lead. Only shake the dust off your feet and withdraw if we are led to do so. Do you want to be perfect in your obedience to Christ then utilize His Law to extend your Christian love to everyone you come into contact, without judging them? The Bible says, “If you really keep the royal law found in the Scripture, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself,’ you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it” (James 2:8-10). Dear children walk in obedience to the whole law and extend your love even to your enemy and you will be on the path that leads to perfection (See Matthew 5:43-44).

In conclusion, let me say that most people that are completely different than you and in need of your love are also in bondage to the enemy. The only way that they can escape their bondage is to hear the good news that Christ came to give them a new life in Him, where old things pass away and behold all things become new (see II Corinthians 5:17). The good news that they can overcome all of their emotional problems and even deal with the so-called psychological problems. In love they need to hear it’s much more than just a free ticket to eternal life or a life of rules and regulations. They need to hear about the joy and peace of the new life in Christ. If they can’t see it in you, they won’t believe that it exists. So, let me encourage you to get on the path to perfection today bringing God’s message to the world wrapped in love – love from the Father. Amen.

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Is Your Name Written in The Lamb’s Book of Life?

The Bible says speaking about the Beast, “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). If you are still here when Satan’s son arrives, who is also known as the Beast or son of perdition in the Bible, you will be controlled and forced to take the mark and worship the Beast, which you will comply with if your name is not written in the Lamb’s book of life. Your entire life as you now know it will be controlled. Step by step all your freedoms will vanish. You will be told what to do and what to think. There’s no escaping that fact. You can’t fight it. You can’t even run from it. If you try to fight or run, some will be caught, and others will be killed. The Bible says, “He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity, He that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints” (Revelation 13:10). Furthermore, if you are not in the Lamb’s Book of Life then you are under the Wrath of God subject to receive all His plagues and Woes to be poured out upon an unrepentant world. The saints who have had their names written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, those who are truly saved, are delivered from His wrath to come. Praise God. (See I Thessalonians 1:10.) So, we must ask the question, “Is your name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life?” Are you truly saved?

Now before you brush this article aside as just another prophecy about the end of time, let me warn you that the time is short. Most Christians believe that Christ will come back soon for His Church. We have all witnessed the increase in evil and the destruction of our planet. We have already witnessed a partial falling away. The Bible says, “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition (II Thessalonians 2:3). As stated already we have seen a partial falling away, but the son of perdition (or the Beast) has not yet been revealed. Let’s be very clear about this. Christ will not return until the son of perdition is revealed. That is, every true believer will recognize him as the dreaded Antichrist or the Beast. This will happen slowly through one lying deception after another. Through witnessing one miracle after another. This will be done so slowly and deliberately that most will not even know that they are being controlled until it’s too late. Please, don’t be numbered among that group. You must know now: “Is your name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life?”

If you think that you can wait you are just fooling yourself. We must all plan now and it starts with making sure that we are hearing the right Jesus. That when we get into the Spirit that it is the Spirit of the living God and not the spirit of the Antichrist. There will be many evil spirits who will claim to be Jesus. Remember, it is clear from the Bible that he can disguise himself as an angel of light. (See II Corinthians 11:14) He will tell you exactly what you want to hear. Your ears will be tickled. You may even feel excitement. He will be exactly what you think you need. He will be exactly what you imagine him to be. There are many people in our world today who claim that they see visions, have dreams, and receive prophecy from God. Unfortunately, most of them our listening to their own imagination or the spirit of Antichrist. So, please continue to read this short article, so that you will know for sure who you are listening to. Let’s make sure that you are listening to Christ, the Son of God. Let’s make sure that your name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

Now, before I tell you how to make sure that you are in the Lamb’s Book of Life, let me tell you briefly how the Beast will trick the entire world into believing that he is god. In the beginning some may have doubts about who he is. You may not respect him much because of his perceived lies. You may even disrespect him for his indiscretions or his outrageous pride and boasting, but that is just the beginning. So, how can an evil Beast, the son of Satan, garner the devotion of the entire world? He can do so by becoming the world’s savior. Saving us from a supposed atomic annihilation by making peace with our enemies. Saving us from an economic collapse by building up our economy. By improving the stock market and putting everyone back to work. Saving us from the evil terrorist and those who wish to do us harm. If necessary by building walls and marking those who are considered dangerous by the government. Saving us from all manner of evil by passing new laws that give law enforcement more power. Giving us affordable universal healthcare. By giving us better living conditions through great plans of renewal and renovation. Finally, by giving us a new economic and religious freedom. All this will be seen as great gifts to humanity. But it won’t stop here. He along with a religious type personality, the second Beast, will do many signs and miracles. Great miracles beyond what you can even imagine. Of course, the major miracle is to mimic our risen Lord. He will receive a death wound, but just like Christ, then he will come back to life. This one miracle will make all previous boasting seem small in comparison. He will claim to be your god thus demanding your worship. It will be the job of the second Beast, the religious type Beast, to convince the entire world that he is god. He will demand everyone’s devotion.

So, as promised, how can we make sure that we are in the Lamb’s Book of Life? Contrary to what many in our world think today, it is very important to know what you believe. Of course, that’s only the first step, but it’s essential that we take it. Remember, Jesus Christ said that the Holy Spirit when He comes will lead us into all truth (See John 16:13.) The truth about Jesus Christ and His Father. The truth about our salvation. And the truth about the Holy Spirit and His work in us. These truths are essential, which are in the simple Gospel. We all know that Jesus Christ came to save the sinner and give them a new life in Him, but what many of us have forgotten is the true nature of sin. Yes, we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, but what is sin? We will all agree to disobey any of His commandments is sin, but how many can you quote? You might say if I love God and my fellow man then I have fulfilled His commandments, but don’t forget that He has given us over 127 commands in the New Testament alone to show us how to love God and how to love one another. On our own we cannot obey, but with God all things are possible. Not only has He promised to save us but to give us the ability to obey all His commandments and trust Him alone. This is all by the grace of God not by works lest any man just boast. This grace comes through faith believing in Jesus Christ who is the true Son of the living God who died, was buried and raised on the third day opens the door to a new life in Him. This is a life where all our sins are forgiven, and we are made into a brand-new creation where old things pass away. From the very first day we are given the gift of the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us into all truth producing ever manner of Spiritual fruit. This eternal life misses the sting of death and ushers us into His glorious presence. This free-gift is given to those who are called into His Kingdom. Dear friends, if you have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord by placing all your trust in Him to make you into a new creation and to forgive you all your sins then you can do that right now in the privacy of your own home. Come to Jesus right now confessing and repenting of your sins, telling Him that you believe that He is the Son of the living God and the only path to salvation asking Him to take full control of your life as Lord.

Our salvation must always begin with what we believe. Then secondly, we must follow all His teachings. Don’t worry about that because the Spirit will write God’s Laws upon our hearts (See Hebrews 10:16). This is all called obedience. As we start to put off the old life and put on the new (See Ephesians 4:22-24), we will feel the change taking place in our life. It won’t take long, before you will feel the love and peace from God’s words spoken through the indwelling Spirit. In time you will feel compelled to use the Spiritual gift or gifts that He gives to you for the common good of all your brothers and sisters in Christ (See I Corinthians 12:7). In time you will know that your name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. You will know that nothing can snatch you out of the Father’s hand (See John 10:28.) That nothing can separate you from His love, even if you are imprisoned or die as a martyr (See Romans 8:38-39) The last test, of course, to know if you are in the Lamb’s Book of Life is you will refuse to be controlled by Satan’s son (the Beast or the son of perdition). You will not take his mark (visible or invisible). You will not show him any devotion. You will not worship him or his image. Let me be very clear, no matter how many times you say to yourself that you will not take a mark or worship the beast, you will if your name is not written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

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As A Christian Are We Growing Insensitive to Sin?

Most believers understand that sin is wrong. They know how important forgiveness is and the price Christ paid to give it. They also know the importance of repentance and dying to the old sin nature. However, living in a sin filled world where every segment of society is practicing their sin in the open daily from the highest to the lowest among us we are compelled to ask the question, “As a Christian are we growing insensitive to sin?” It was not that long ago as believers we would be appalled to witness some of the sin we see in our world today. Was the sin there all along or were we just blind to it? Or was everything done in secret behind closed doors? Or have we as a world just gotten more-evil? Perhaps we can answer all these in the affirmative. Have we grown insensitive to sin to the point where we can just overlook it and not be too bothered by it? Insensitive to the point where we can gaze upon it, we can watch it, we can read about it and we can even share it with others. As we shall see this did not happen overnight. It took a very long time for people, especially believers, to feel comfortable enough to look at the sin and have no problem sharing it with others.

So, what does the Bible say about the sin all around us. “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy (I Peter 1:15-16). We are called to be holy, which means we must separate ourselves from all manner of sin. Before we can separate ourselves from sin we must first recognize it as sin. Oh, how we have fallen when we no longer recognize sin as sin. When did we as Christians stop recognizing pride and lying as sin? When did we as Christians stop recognizing that vulgarity, sexual immorality and adultery as sin? Have we grown that insensitive to sin that we no longer call it sin? Perhaps we should ask what’s causing the insensitivity. Could it be that in our eagerness to get away from one set of sins like homosexuality and abortion that we have run headlong into the acceptance of other sins, such as pride, lying, vulgarity, sexual immorality, and adultery? Can we safely say that one set of sins are better than another? We must agree that all sin is sin, although our Father in heaven tends to take a dimmer view of lying and pride. Perhaps because Satan is known as the father of lies and his pride led him to rebel against a most Holy God.

Perhaps another reason for becoming insensitive to these sins in question is that somehow the old sin nature can accept these better than the unpopular sins of the religious community such as: abortion, homosexuality, the acceptance of other world religions and cruelty to children or animals. Whatever the reason for our insensitivity we must open our eyes and understand that all sin is sin. It should make little difference to the believers if it’s someone of low position or a higher position, if the sin is present we must call it out. If it’s lying, then they must no longer lie and repent of all previous lies by confessing them to God and to one another. (See James 5:16) If it’s pride, then they must stop all their boasting and bragging about their selves and in humility consider others better themselves. In the same way all vulgarity, sexual immorality and adultery must stop with repentance, making a confession to God and to one another of their previous sins. For those in the highest level of authority should they not repent and confess these sins publicly to receive not only the forgiveness from God, but from the people. If not, then how can God fearing Christians continue to support such a person or persons. Have we become that insensitive to sin that we now turn a blind eye to it?

Perhaps another reason for becoming insensitive to sin is that one becomes comfortable with it. It is always easier to do it the second time. Either committing the sin or just participating in it. To listen to the boasting over and over again or the lying one begins to accept it as the new normal. The same is true in listening to vulgarity or being around a hot-tempered person. After awhile it becomes easier to accept. Of course, the same is true in committing the sin. Every time one commits a sin it becomes easier. In the same way, every time one participates in a sin, such as, watching it on TV or on Social Media, it becomes easier. Step by step one becomes more insensitive to the sin. It no longer shocks. It no longer feels repulsive. One no longer feels the conviction of the Holy Spirit thus grieving Him (See Ephesians 4:30). In time after seeing the sin time and again one become insensitive to the sin. Once that happens then it becomes easier to move from being just a participant in watching the sin committed to committing the sin ourselves. As one loses their insensitivity to the sin it becomes an acceptable habit. Indeed, sin is a very slippery slope.

Now, let’s test ourselves and see just how insensitive we have become to sin. Are you shocked, and feel repulsive when you see someone on Social Media beat a defenseless dog, or see a half-naked woman leading the music service in church, or see young boys beating up another boy in the school yard? If you say no, then you have grown insensitive to sin. How do you feel when someone post on Social Media a pastor touching the genitals of a woman, or someone is using vulgar language to express their point, or someone is mistreating their child in the market? If you say that you feel nothing, then you have grown insensitive to sin. How do you feel when you see a man half-nude dressed as a woman? If you feel nothing, then you have grown insensitive to sin. To be holy we don’t comment on those post but turn away immediately. As holy children we must not even gaze upon the sin. How do you feel when countless women say that they had an adulterous affair with the President of the United States of America? Truly now, can they all be lying? Yes, this all supposedly happened before he became President but the lying is happening now. The pride and boasting is happening now as President. As believers have we grown that insensitive to sin or are we simply ignoring it because we like his policies. Because we like how he is standing in the gap for the Christian community. This list could go on, but you get the point. Let’s make sure as believers who have been called to be holy that we have not lost our sensitivity to sin.

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Resist the Lies of The Devil by Walking in The Promises

The lies of the devil have caused most of the problems in our world today. It’s not just the lies, but the fact that so many of the world’s population actually believe the lies. Have you ever wondered why there is such an increase in emotional and psychological problems? It’s reported in 2014 that 91% of the population would seek a mental health professional if they had a problem. Have you ever wondered why there is such an increase in drug addiction? It’s also reported that in the same year that 8 million Americans battled both drug addiction and a mental health disorder concurrently. Perhaps the most alarming statistic to me was the increased numbers in suicide globally. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Worldwide, 800,000 people die due to suicide every year, according to the World Health Organization. The shocking fact is the Church is not exempt from these problems. Psychological problems, drug addiction and suicide are caused primarily from listening to the lies of the devil. So, follow me along to discover how to “Resist the lies of the devil by walking in the promises.”

Before we look at the promises let’s look at the lies of the devil that’s causing so much destruction to humanity. The first lie is that the blight of sin can never be truly erased. All the horrible things you ever did in the past or were a witness too will be with you for the rest of your life. No matter how hard you try to move on from the old life it will always be there to pull you down causing you untold heartache. This lie has led many into a life of drug addiction, endless counseling or worst yet suicide. The second lie is likened unto it by telling the population that God does not have the answers to your problems because the Bible is not sufficient for the modern age. They say, “A modern age needs modern solutions, discounting the fact that Jesus Christ is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.” As our Creator He knows more about us and our needs than anyone else. Finally, the third big lie of the devil is that humans are weak and sinful, so it would be impossible for them to participate in the divine nature. This idea would be totally foreign to a godless world allowing this lie to take root among the pagans. These three big lies along with many others from the devil has kept the biggest part of humanity in bondage. Furthermore, this bondage is increasing daily. Of course, we should know that Satan’s desire is to enslave the entire human race before Christ returns. Are you a prisoner or have you been set free?

If you want to break free from this bondage, then we need to learn how to walk in God’s great and precious promises. The first is found in the Bible, let’s read it together II Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” Of course, this promise is only available to the new creation. The person who has faith believing that God will make him or her into a new creation. Logic dictates that a new creation cannot have any of the old creature still existing in the new. Although God will take the rest of your life here on the planet growing you from one degree of glory to another, it does not negate the fact that the old life, past tense, has passed away. Through faith you have been forgiven and your past sins are never to be remembered again by God. This new creation has the heart of stone replaced with a heart of flesh where everything changes (See Ezekiel 11:19). Your likes and dislikes change. You are changed from the inside out. Quite differently from the world that just wants to change the outside through behavior modification. Your whole attitude about life and others completely change. If it were not for your familiar face even your closest friends would no longer recognize you. Unless you plan on calling God a liar then we must believe this truth and walk in this promise. We must resist the lies of the devil.

Remember, the second lie of the devil is that God does not give us everything we need for life and godliness. So, what is God’s promise? Let’s look in the Bible together, “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue” (II Peter 2:3). Through the knowledge of Him. The more we learn about Christ through the indwelling Spirit the more we learn how to live a righteous life in an unrighteous world. In fact, it is the indwelling Spirit’s job to lead us into all truth (See John 16:13). To bring to our memories all that Christ taught when He walked upon the earth. Of course, this promise will do you little good if you don’t believe it. On the other hand, if you do believe in this promise then you will spend all the time necessary researching the Bible for the answers that’s applicable for every age, including the modern age. You will spend enough time listening to the Spirit allowing Him to either lead you to the appropriate Scripture or speaking directly to your spirit, keeping in mind that His words will never nullify the Bible. Finally, you will receive counsel from other believers who are walking in this promise. Unless you plan on calling God a liar then we must believe this truth and walk in this promise. We must resist the lies of the devil.

Remember, the third lie of the devil says that as weak sinful human beings we are unable to participate in the divine nature. So, what is God’s promise. Let’s look at the sufficient Word of God, the Bible. “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” (II Peter 1:4). By these promises; believing in and walking in them will allow us to actually participate in the divine nature. Praise God. By the time we get to walking in the divine nature our past life is just a distant memory. You have been growing spiritually by putting off the old life and putting on the new life of righteousness becoming every day more like your risen LORD Jesus Christ. You have been walking in the Spirit moving you further away from the world’s counsel and closer to only listening to God’s Holy Counsel. Now you are truly seeing things differently as you begin to enjoy the tremendous blessing of participating in the divine nature. To do so changes your priorities, changes your longings and your desires. You won’t remember the exact time it happened, but you know that your heart is so much more tender than ever before. You feel as though you can reach up and touch the face of God. Unless you plan on calling God a liar then we must believe this truth and walk in this promise. We must resist the lies of the devil.

When we believe and walk in the promises of God then you will no longer suffer as the world suffers. You will no longer be held in bondage to your old sin nature but set free to live a new life in Christ. You will with God’s help and the temporary help of a qualified medical professional be able to stop your addiction. All your emotional and psychological problems of your old life will eventually fade away with the help of the indwelling Spirit and other qualified believers that are walking in the same promises. All your previous thoughts of suicide will also pass away as you walk in the new life learning how to turn everything over to the risen Lord and learning how to listen to His counsel alone. The Church should be the lighthouse to a lost and dying world by giving them hope of a new life free from all the pain and suffering of the past life. Dear friend, it’s not too late to pass this message onto your family and friends. It’s not too late to ask Jesus Christ to come into their lives, forgiving them of their past sins and making them into a new creation where they too can participate in the divine nature. Stop listening to the lies of the devil and start by listening to God’s truth.

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What Will Be the Measure of Your Faith When Christ Returns?

If you had to, how would you describe your faith? More importantly, how would God describe it? That is something we want to be sure about when we consider this question, “What will be the measure of your faith when Christ returns?” Faith has been a very loose term tossed around to describe many different things. Some have referred to their particular denomination as the “faith” with the connotation that if you left the denomination for another it would be the same as leaving the faith. Others have used the word quite differently essentially saying if you just had enough faith you could have or do whatever you want. While others have said your faith is simply the collection of all your doctrines that you so tenaciously hold onto. While there may be a certain element of truth in all these definitions, for the sake of this article I will only look at the aspect that Christ looks at upon His return to earth.

To better explain this aspect of faith let’s look at what God expects from those living at the time of Christ’s Second Coming. Let’s look at the broken heart of our Savior when He comes back to earth to receive His Bride, the Church. The Bible says, “I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? (Luke 18:8). The answer to this rhetorical question is, “No.” It would seem that most living at the time of Christ’s Second Coming was rather shallow in their faith. I am sure that they belonged to the Church and believed all their doctrines but had given up any hope of Christ coming swiftly to avenge their tormentors. Now, this does not teach that there will be no Christians when Christ returns. On the other hand, what it does teach is that most will be lacking in the full measure of their faith. I firmly believe that there will be a faithful remnant when Christ finally returns to earth that has the full measure of their faith. So, let’s look at this faith that we should strive for and the faith that Christ wants to see in His followers when He returns.

Simply put, this faith is a strong belief that God will send His Son back to earth to punish those who have inflicted their unrighteous judgment upon His beloved children. That they should be rescued from the awful grips of Satan and his demonic host. Before we pipe up and say, “Not a problem for me” let’s be sure we fully understand just how bad it can get prior to Christ’s glorious return. The people living in the West and especially in the United States will have the most difficult time keeping this faith. Everything taught to them from their pulpits, their movies and their books has been about the great escape. Yes, before things get too bad every believer will be secretly raptured up to heaven while everyone else will be left behind. So, we are faced with the question which kind of faith do we have? A faith that believes that God will come back for us before things get too bad or a Biblical faith that believes that no matter how bad it gets He will return in His time to judge those who have tormented His beloved children.

Here is the problem. If one believes the former that Christ will return before it gets too bad, but He doesn’t, then their faith will surely be tested. When things get really bad beyond what they imagined, they will start to question their faith that He will return to right all wrongs. They may stop praying. They may no longer cry out for God to intervene. They may even stop believing in the Second Coming of Christ. Will Christ find faith upon the earth? The only thing that will keep this faith alive is believing that no matter how bad it gets God will be with you. That He will keep His promise. I would love to spare you of this faithlessness as you stand before God by helping you to prepare for the absolute worst-case scenario. The good news is we don’t need to imagine it we can read about it (or we can listen to it on Tribulation Radio). Yes, I am talking about the book of Revelation. We don’t need to explain it away. We don’t need to spiritualize it. We don’t need to ignore it. We need to ask the Lord to open our eyes so that we can see just how bad it’s going to get.

Yes, open your eyes may be the boldest thing you will do for indeed it shows you the horror of unchecked rebellion. Where every manner of sin is practiced in the open for all to see. Murder, mass shootings, sex slaves, gang rape, the acceptance of homosexuality, the transgender and bestiality along with other forms of perversion barely scratch the surface of the demonic hold on the world. It makes Sodom and Gomorrah look tame in comparison. Then there is God’s rebuke by pouring out the full extent of His wrath upon an unrepentant world by allowing it to sink deeper into its immorality and the natural outcome of not taking care of the planet. From pollution in the oceans killing all the sea-life allowing it to wash upon the seashore to the contamination of drinking water and the air we breathe. From the pandemics sweeping the planet to the increase in psychological problems among many trying to deal with the world’s problems. Where in the near future most of the population will no longer work but draw their food and water rations from those in power making even socialism look ideal. For most they will say, “Who cares about the identification mark when our families are starving.” Who bothers to pray anymore? Take a long hard look at the book of Revelation and stop trying to explain it away or making it apply to some future dispensation.

Once we have done that we must decide to come out of the world by no longer following their ways. We have chosen the Way of righteousness then we need to walk in it. We must continue to walk in the classic biblical faith of believing that God will send His Son to earth to punish those who have judged you with an unrighteous judgment. That is, so many have been classified by the ever-expanding DSM manual to have some emotional or psychological problem needing their drugs and counseling for life. Let’s have faith believing that God has truly delivered us from the old sin nature giving us a brand-new life, where old things have passed away. Have faith believing that God is hearing your cries. He has not left us alone as the world pulls further away from everything called God. He is right here with us promising to never leave us or forsake us (See Hebrews 13:5). We must continue to pray knowing that it is the power to keep you strong in your faith. It is the power to reach up to heaven crying out to a righteous God asking Him to come swiftly and judge those who have come against you in the name of Satan and his ruthless power here on earth. Ask yourself, “What will be the measure of your faith at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ?”

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