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Trump May be the Catalyst to Usher in the Antichrist

So, why do we write, “Trump may be the catalyst to usher in the Antichrist?” Admittedly he is the first administration that has forced so many things to go in the opposite direction. Step by step with the power of his pen he has reversed many things from the previous administration while he appears to embrace the Christian community. Only the power and persuasion of the Antichrist could the pendulum be forced to go in the opposite direction during the next administration. The lure for globalization has been too great, fantasized by Hollywood for many years. The global desire to address the effects of global warming has been too high, taught and accepted by most. The longing for tolerance of all other belief systems with open borders to all has had a profound effect upon the liberal mindset. The acceptance of all lifestyles including homosexuality and transgender has captured the hearts of most. So, along comes Donald Trump who stands against it all causing the pendulum to swing all the way in the opposite direction.

The pendulum will swing back even further than before allowing the heathen to take back control of this country and the world. There will be great rejoicing in the streets. Instead of crying there will be laughter. Instead of protest there will be rallies for support. The population will be willing to do anything to keep their new leaders in control. Anything! Including the taking of a Mark (visible or invisible) to show their faithful allegiance to the new leadership. As the proverbial clock is turned back everything in the previous administration will be immediately reversed. The new administration will work at lightning speed to re-enter into all its global agreements. Once again becoming a part of the world community to address global warming, to open our borders by tearing down walls and relaxing the immigration requirements, and embracing the lukewarm church who accepts other world religions into their pulpits or prayer meetings. To openly accept alternative lifestyles of homosexuality, transgender, and other perversions.

Satan has already re-opened Pandora’s Box that had been closed for nearly two thousand years.  All the gross immorality is now coming out of the closet to not only to be seen, but in time to be accepted by the masses. Homosexuality, the transgender, sexual harassment, and the raping of teenage girls is only the tip of the iceberg. The sacredness of the marriage estate will no longer exists while the courts are clogged with divorce cases. No longer will classic Christianity be able to hold this country and the world in check. No longer will they be seen as the conscience of a nation. No longer will they be accepted as the voice of God. There will be great disdain shown toward those who supported the Trump administration and especially toward the true believers in Christ. Those who stood against Globalization, the acceptance of other world religions, abortion, psychiatric drugs, the world’s counselors, and all the perversions of an open society. They will be hated. They will be hated for their beliefs. They will be hated for exposing their secret sins. They will be hated for their nonacceptance of their perverted lifestyles. They will be hated for their nonacceptance of every man’s religion and its traditions. They will be hated for their refusal to take the mark (visible or invisible) to show their faithful allegiance to the new liberal leaders.

In fact, this hate will burn red hot by the end of Mr. Trump’s term. One cannot tell at this point just how many changes Mr. Trump will execute by the end of his term in office. Nor can we tell with certainty what kind of global conflict that will arise under his leadership. If this country experiences any kind of tragedy from nuclear war to biological or chemical attack, I can assure you that Mr. Trump will be blamed. As God continues to pour out His wrath upon an unrepentant world from volcano eruptions to major earthquakes to the bowls of His wrath in the book of Revelation, Mr. Trump will be blamed. As their hatred grows this blame will be shared with God’s holy people as anarchy disrupts civilization as we know it. On the other hand, let’s be clear that Satan and his Antichrist, once they take office, will have no problem with the lukewarm church. A church that is tolerant to all other belief systems. A church that is tolerant to homosexuality and the transgender. A church that has embraced the DSM-5 for their church counselors. A church that has watered down the commands of God, claiming that many of them are for some future dispensation. A church that no longer stands for truth and righteousness, but is blown about by every wind of doctrine.

I have written before that this liberal mindset was created by Hollywood, taught by liberal college professors, and popularized by the media. This virus has eaten so deeply into the fabric of all the world’s societies that mankind is powerless to change it on his own. It would take the wrath of God poured out on unrighteous man along with the faithful testimony of His beloved children to open the eyes of an unbelieving world. As the faithful remnant living in the last days we must be prepared to share our testimony to a lost and dying world. They must hear the truth and nothing but the truth. It is only the truth that will set them free from the clutches of the enemy. They will need to hear that God’s wrath is real and is not just the result of natural disasters. They must hear that global conflict is not the blame of one man, but God allowing it to happen to open the eyes of the unbeliever. They must hear that the only thing that will change this world is the repentant heart of mankind. They must hear that all their good works of caring for the planet and attempting to minister to the needs of others are simply dirty rags in His sight if they do not believe in Jesus Christ as the Divine Son of God and His Whole Gospel.

Prepare to stand firm now, because once the leadership changes, it may be too late. Don’t wait until they start dragging you out of your houses and bringing you before the court of law as a disrupter. Don’t wait until they want to force their mark (visible or invisible) on you. Don’t expect their hate to subside just because our living conditions may improve. Don’t expect them to lose their hate because they have lost their welfare and must work eight hours a day. Don’t expect them to lose their hate when God’s wrath burns red hot against this nation and the world. Stand firm now before that time comes. Don’t think you can hide unless you plan to join the lukewarm church who will freely take the mark (visible or invisible) and rejoice in the streets with the unbelievers and perverts. If you are thinking you have three more years, don’t forget that the hatred for you has already begun. May God bless the reading or listening to this article written under His divine guidance.

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Christian Soldiers It’s Time to Fight Back

Evil has gone unchecked for way too long in this country and around the world. It’s time. Christian soldiers it’s time to fight back. If we don’t all will be lost. It’s not the Muslims we should fear. It’s not North Korea or Iran. It is the evil one who is waging war against the hearts of men and women, and winning the war. Step by step he is taking the entire world captive to perform every evil intention of their mind. To strip them of all morality and the sense of right and wrong. To lead them into every manner of perversion and wickedness. To give them the illusion that they can help themselves with the latest counseling of humanistic psychiatry and their taking of prescription drugs. Stand up Christian soldiers it’s time to fight back.

This is a real war with casualties on both sides. We can no longer sit back and allow evil to destroy this country and the world. New and improved legislation will not put evil in check. It will not change the heart of man. It will not stop the mass shootings or the senseless killings. As God’s children we are the only hope for humanity. As soldiers of the Cross we are the only ones who can really put evil in check. We are the only ones who can overcome the enemy. How long will we sit in our churches or on the mountain top and do nothing? Casualties are mounting on both sides. Have you not noticed that the mass killings are getting closer together now? That everyone is at a loss as to the motive. The real motive for the killings. The world does not have the answer. The government does not have the answer. The man on the street does not have the answer. The other world religions do not have the answer. Dear friends and fellow soldiers we are the only ones who have the answer. We must fight back, or all will be lost.

So how does the Christian fight back? How can we wage war against the enemy? Is it possible to turn back the tide of evil in this country and around the world? Yes, it is possible. As God’s soldiers we can turn back the tide of evil. We can render a fatal blow to the enemy. You might be saying, “I can’t do that!” I would agree, you can’t but He can. God working through His soldiers will not only turn back the evil, but He will ultimately destroy it. Although the battle belongs to the Lord, He chooses to do this work through His soldiers, soldiers of the Cross.1  Although God will continue to pour out His wrath on all ungodliness, He will still do His greatest work through His soldiers, soldiers of the Cross.2 All the power of the universe is put at our disposal to be used in our fight against the enemy. This is the same power that created the world. This is the same power that raised Christ from the grave. This is the same power that made you into a new creation. All this and much more is available to the Christian soldier if he is willing to put on the full armor of God and join Him in the fight. Christian do you want to learn how to wage war against the enemy or do you want to just sit back and watch the casualties mount up on both sides?

If you say, yes, I want to fight back, then the first step is to ensure that you are a true follower of Christ. That you believe that God has made you into a new creation and old things are passing away. 3You believe that God has forgiven you of all your sins as well as the guilt. 4You believe that the Holy Spirit resides in you.5  Giving you your own unique Spiritual Gifts and helping you to become all that Christ wants you to be by producing all the Spiritual fruits in their season.6 You believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God who came as all man and all God to die on the Cross and be raised to life on the third day, and sits on His throne in Heaven next to the Father.7 You believe in the Gospel message that we are saved by grace and not by works, lest any man should boast.8 Finally, along with many other things, you believe that God is growing you from one degree of glory to another.9 If you believe these things you have taken your first step in becoming a soldier of the Cross. Ready to fight back.

Secondly, it’s time to put on the full armor of God.10 Without it my friend you will not stand against the enemy. You will not be able to repel the flaming arrows of the evil one. You will end up as a Christian casualty. So, let’s put on the full armor of God. One piece at a time. The helmet of salvation.11 You must be truly saved in the Lord. Then we put on the belt of truth.12  Knowing and believing that God has made you into a new creation where old things are truly passing away.13 This is key to fighting our fight against the enemy who has convinced the unbelieving world that they are still in bondage to the old life. That they are in need of worldly counselors and psychiatric drugs to deal with their incurable condition. It is these drugs that have opened Pandora’s Box allowing the enemy to enter into their hearts and minds. To lead them to do the most horrific crimes against humanity. To practice every form of perversion and wickedness. Although the belt of truth encompasses all the truth claims of the Bible and the proclamation of that truth to fallen humanity, it must encompass the truth that we are new creations growing spiritually from one degree of glory to another.14

Now we are ready for the breastplate of righteousness.15 Without this you will be soundly defeated by the enemy the moment you take the field. You cannot fight evil with evil. You cannot fight hate with hate. You cannot fight anger with anger. Our success in the field, in our fight against the enemy is measured by how diametrically opposite we are of evil. As we become more obedient to the laws of Christ and producing every Spiritual fruit we begin to realize our profound strength in Christ to overcome the enemy. We are not stationary soldiers.16 We don’t simply sit in the church building, but we are quite mobile and must be, if we are going to engage the enemy. The enemy is whispering in one ear, we must be there speaking in the other. We must allow our feet to take us to the people who are being ravished by the enemy. They need to hear the gospel of peace when their lives are filled with turmoil, confusion, and anxiety. For everyone released from captivity renders a blow to the enemy and puts him to flight.

Of course, Christian soldier, you are not going to get very far without faith. So, when we take up the shield of faith it will extinguish the flaming arrows of the evil one.17 The enemy knows without faith we are useless in the field of battle. Without faith our many and varied Spiritual Gifts are useless. Without faith we have no access to the power of heaven. Dear soldier, we must have faith. Trust me the enemy can be ruthless and the first thing he will attack is your faith telling you that you have no power to stand against him. Telling you that this job is for the more experienced. That this job is for the pastor, who do you think you are trying to rescue those who have been taken captive by me, the devil says. But the Lord says, Pick up your shield of faith. Then pick up the sword of the Spirit to render a blow against the enemy.18 Dear soldier, you need to have God’s Word written on your heart and ready to be flung at the enemy when we are led by the indwelling Spirit. Just try to minister to that antagonistic neighbor. Just try to tell him that God’s has all the answers to his problems and the enemy will try to trip you up, but you have the most powerful weapon in your arsenal. The sword of the Spirit. So, use it dear soldier and free another captive and render a blow to the enemy.

Christian soldiers it’s time to fight back. If we don’t, casualties will continue to mount up on both sides. The war is raging. The wrath of God is being poured out.19 It’s time to fight back. Every time you release someone from captivity you will render a blow to the enemy. Amen

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Commonality of the Lukewarm Church and Catastrophes

To use the lukewarm church and catastrophes in the same sentence unveils what most would like to escape, the Great Tribulation. There appears to be a commonality between the lukewarm church and the increase in catastrophes worldwide driving most to seek additional signs. For two thousand years prophets and seers have foretold the end of all things as we know it. Even the Bible is replete with detailed scenarios of the end time events spawning numerous interpretations most in rock solid cement. What if. What if the time has finally come. No matter what your interpretation, you feel compelled to do something. Going to a mountain top, sitting down and waiting for Christ to come is not an option. As world events get worse and the Church slips deeper into lukewarmness we can argue how close the Great Tribulation is or we can prepare to stand firm in the day in which we live.

If we say, don’t talk to me about the Tribulation, because I know that Christ is coming any minute now to rapture me, before it gets too bad. Moreover, we know our Bible says we are not destined for wrath. I would be the first one to agree, but can we talk back to God? Are we going to tell God that He is not permitted to pour out his wrath on an unrepentant world? On a world that’s worse, in many respects, than Sodom and Gomorrah. Well, the good news is we don’t need to talk back to God. We can allow His wrath to be poured out, because we are standing on His promise that His wrath will not touch us. The Bible says, “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ” (I Thessalonians 5:9). Therefore, if we see the pagan swept away in the flood of God’s divine wrath and we are left behind to strengthen what remains then we will thank our God. We thank Him that we have obtained salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ. On the other hand, if we too are killed by some great catastrophe then we have the assurance that it was not caused by God’s wrath. No, it’s cause was the Providence of God. It is simply our time to die, our time to be raptured away into the glories of Heaven. Praise God.

Indeed, these are most amazing times when one home is consumed with a raging fire and the one next to it is left without a touch, not even the smell of smoke, or one person is swept away by flood waters and the other person by some great miracle was never harmed. We have seen this in every so called natural disaster to descend upon the planet. One will be taken in sudden death and the other one will be left completely unharmed. Both are reminiscent of the biblical account. The Bible says, “Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left” (Matthew 24:40-41). We cannot explain how one can be taken and the other left no more than we can explain why one person dies at a very young age and the other lives beyond a hundred. The whole point that Christ makes, is we should be ready at any time to go and be with the Lord or be left in this world to endure more hardships or persecutions caused by an unbelieving world. He makes this very clear in the next verse that says, “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come” (Matthew 24:42). We do not know what hour He comes for us, nor do we know what hour He will come in the clouds for everyone. At His coming some will have the great privilege to stay and build His Kingdom here on earth while others will be swept away into everlasting punishment.

Night is approaching for every man, when he cannot work. Let us work while it is still day. The Bible says, “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world” (John 9:4-5). The meaning is the night of death, and of the grave, and suggesting His own death. The night of death is a time when nothing can be done. The Bible also says, “There is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave” (Ecclesiastes 9:10). While Jesus was alive, before His death on the Cross, He would do His great work. He was the light of the world. So, until Christ comes at the end of the age or at the end of our life, we need to be working, while its still day. While it is still light. While we are still alive. So, if the rapture, His coming in the clouds where every eye will see, never comes until after the Great Tribulation then so be it. Let us roll up our sleeves and get to work

We simply cannot go up to the mountain top, sit down and wait for His coming in the clouds. It so sad that so many in our day are doing that. They will spend all their time looking at the signs (sitting on the mountain top) and not doing the Kingdom work. They will spend all their time discussing their take on eschatology (sitting on the mountain top) and not doing the Kingdom work. Or they will spend all their time playing games, going to pot lucks, movies, surfing the net or posting on Social Media (sitting on the mountain top) and not doing the Kingdom work. The Kingdom work is hard, but we are all called to it. Not just a select few, but all of us who are saved and followers of Jesus Christ. Until Jesus Christ comes in the clouds at the end of the age or until he comes for you at the end of your life then we need to stay busy doing the Kingdom work. And there is much work to be done. Encouraging the faint hearted, strengthening the weak minded, and above all lighting a fire under the lukewarm church.

So, how do we light a fire under the lukewarm church? They say that most learning is caught and not taught. I sincerely believe there is truth in this statement. Especially, when I look at the life of Jesus Christ and His Holy Apostles. They all were perfect examples of living out the life that they were teaching. Yes, they modeled Christianity. The new life in Christ. So, do we really want to make a change in the lukewarm church then we first must make a change in our own lives. Are we really modeling the new life in Christ? Are we really on fire for Christ. Are we truly excited about this new life? Are we so excited that we can’t stop telling others about it? Are we truly growing from one degree of glory to another? Are we demonstrating all the fruits of the Spirit? Are we using our Spiritual Gifts to the glory of God? When we can answer yes to all these questions then we are lighting a fire under the lukewarm church. Dear children, let me implore you to come down from the mountain top, roll up your sleeves and start working in the Kingdom by demonstrating the new life in Christ.

So, what is the commonality between the increase in catastrophes and the lukewarm church? When the Christian churches are no longer viable in stopping the increase in lawlessness or every manner of perversion then it invites God to pour out His wrath upon an unrepentant world. There is a great deal of similarities between the trumpets of God’s judgments and the Bowels of His wrath with the increase in catastrophes. If this continues without true repentance from the lukewarm church then every follower of Christ in every country will be persecuted. Let me leave you with these words from God’s Word, “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men” (Matthew 5:13). Friends, it’s time to raise our voices for truth and righteousness to be heard around the world and being unafraid to model our new life in Christ or suffer the consequences of being trodden underfoot by men.

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Making Sense Out of Another Tragedy

The nation was shocked again with another mass shooting this time in Las Vegas, Nevada. Already blame is given to mental illness. gun control, ISIS, and the list goes on and on, but no one looks at the real problem. It’s like the whole world and most of Christianity ignores the problem completely. Yes, it is a deep-rooted problem that goes back many years, perhaps as far back as the 1950’s. Until we recognize the problem we will never be able to solve it. Everyone will admit that what a man thinks is what he will eventually do. This was a truth taught by the Bible and echoed by Jesus Christ and His Apostles. Proverbs says, “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…” (Proverbs 23:7). And clearly a man always thinks what he has been taught.

Well since the 1950’s we have been teaching man what we want him to think. Not just a few learned men, but all men, women and children to learn while they are still in the cradle. To learn from the experts of our age through many different mediums that follow us every moment of every day. Constantly learning from elementary school to the world-wide web to the movies we watch to the music we listen to, to the article you are reading now. We are constantly learning from social media to the news media. From High School to the College professor we are being taught what the social engineers want us to learn. One only needs to look at the division in this country to see the affect that learning has had on the young people teaching them the liberal mindset verses the older generation, which is more conservative. The real war coming is the war of information given to the population that controls their thinking and eventually their action.

Christianity is caught in the quagmire of competing forces. On one side is the New World Order and its liberal mindset and on the other side is the old world trying to maintain its conservative values while trying to keep up with the information coming at them at the speed of light through social media, YouTube, and the world-wide web. Then there are groups like ISIS trying to hang on to what they see as their conservative values of hate and dissemination. If we have eyes to see, we can see what is coming. The New World Order is destined to win the day. They will win the day by pitting one conservative group against another. They will win the day by raising up a liberal fringe element to make war upon the conservatives and their religious values. They will win the day because they have already won most all the young people and the older generation will eventually die out.

They will win the day because it has been prophesized in Holy Scripture. There will come a time when every conservative person who hangs onto their religious values will become an enemy of the State, or the New World Order. Personally, I would love to say that there is time to turn back the clock, but I am afraid it is too late. The dye has already been cast. The hearts and minds of the young people have already been won. However, not all is lost. We as Christians still have opportunity to strengthen what remains and as we do, it will only cause the chasm to grower deeper. So, what can we do now to strengthen what remains?

To strengthen what remains will be difficult, but not impossible. First, we must jettison any physical fight mentality. We cannot wage war the way the world does, but we can fight back by waging spiritual warfare. If you have not noticed Satan has gotten much stronger in our day. Probably because he knows that his time is short. We must stand strong emotionally and psychologically by allowing God to counsel all our difficulties through His anointed Word and spiritual counselors. If you fail at this point you will not be made strong. Strong enough to withstand the Day. Secondly, we must not follow the world in its endless learning from everything that is being thrown at us from the world. I rarely scroll more than few seconds on Facebook, hardly ever watch a YouTube video, very discrete on movies I watch or music that I listen to, and rarely go beyond the headlines on the news media. But even doing all that will not make us strong. It will not strengthen what remains. There are many things we can do. We can fellowship with mature Christians either face to face or by reading their inspired articles, books, or listening to their podcast on the radio. We can search the Scripture to see if those things are so. We can pray long and mediate upon those things that the Lord would have us to think about. And when we search the world-wide web we must be very careful not assuming that all that we read is the truth.

Finally, it’s imperative that we help our children. If we don’t they will be overcome by the world. I firmly recommend that every Christian family remove their children from public school. Either find a private Christian school or learn how to teach them yourself at home. And if you are unwilling to do that then you must talk to your children every day about what they are learning in school. They must hear, what does God say. The peer pressure that they receive from the school to conform to the world and its standards will be most difficult especially for a young mind. We must strengthen what remains or all will be lost. Let me leave you with these words from God’s Holy Word. “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4). Amen

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Looking at the Signs or at Your Walk?

Stop looking at the signs and start looking at your walk. So many in today’s world are obsessed at looking at the signs. From viewing one YouTube video after another to listening to every new false prophet that comes along, the Christian community is being forced further into captivity by the prince of darkness. Signs are important otherwise Christ would not have given them. Signs are like signpost that give directions and alerts us when we are close to our destination. To concentrate only on the signs and not the many other things necessary to be a good and safe driver would not only be foolish, but could end in tragedy. Well, it’s the same way when it comes to concentrating on the signs of Christ’s Second Coming and not on the many things it takes to be faithful followers of Christ. Yes, many things. So many things that Jesus Christ gave us the indwelling Spirit to remind us of everything He said and taught. The Bible says, “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit, when he the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth…” (John 16:12-13a). So, stop looking constantly at the signs and pay attention to your driving. Stop obsessing on the signs of Christ’s return in Glory and let’s agree to spend more time in preparation for His arrival by listening to God through the Spirit. Without the Spirit, the Bible would not be discernible. It would be a nice history book and wise teachings from an ancient Teacher, but remiss of Spiritual power. The power necessary for spiritual growth and faithfulness to God.

Now, that I’ve got your attention let’s look briefly at some of the things we need to be concentrating. First, let’s get rid of all the old baggage that the enemy insists that you hang on to. The baggage the world says you can’t get rid of, no matter how hard you try, but what does God say? Remember, we are to listen to God. Not to the world and not to the enemy. The Bible, His Word, says that we, that is, believers in Christ, are made into a brand-new creation. Let’s read it together, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (II Corinthians 5:17). Wow! That means that all the old baggage belongs to the old life, not the new. So, to hold onto that old baggage, which no longer exists, either shows your lack of faith or calls God a liar. Friends, to walk in this new life is true freedom. Freedom from all the old sins, bad behavior, emotional and psychological hang-ups, and yes even all your old bad habits. Believing this is your first step in spiritual growth. Trust me, if you don’t believe this you will never get to the second step. And that my friend, is exactly where the lukewarm church is presently in their unbelief.

For you, I think better, so let’s move on to the second step. Put off the old, and put on the new life in-Christ. Sounds like two things, but it’s only one. These things must be done simultaneously, at the same time. The Apostle Paul gives us some wonderful examples in Scripture. Let’s look at them together. The Bible says, “Wherefore putting away lying, [Put off the old life] speak every man truth with his neighbor [Put on the new life]: for we are members one of another” (Ephesians 4:25). And then again, the Bible says, “Let him that stole steal no more: [Put off the old life] but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth” [Put on the new life] (Ephesians 4:28). And again, the Bible says, “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, [Put off the old life] but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers [Put on the new life] (Ephesians 4:29). One last example, the Bible says, “Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: [Put off the old life] And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” [Put on the new life] (Ephesians 4:31-32)

Now, like I said these are examples so let’s see if we can think of others. The point is when you stop an old bad behavior then replace it with a new good behavior. Yes, this works with your emotional and psychological hang-ups too. Most have to do with thinking and learned attitudes. For example, if I have always in the past allowed negative thinking to get me down to the point of being depressed, then I need to put that off, but at the same time I need to put on good positive thoughts along with prayer. Again, the Bible gives us some excellent things to put into our minds and think about. The Bible says, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” (Philippians 4:8). Trust me my friends, God gives us the power to control what we put into our minds. The world and the devil would like you to think differently.

So, you are already beginning to see it’s a full-time job being a Christian who wants to be prepared at Christ’s Second Coming.  So, are you ready for the third step? Service. Yes, I said service. It must be right in the beginning of our Christian pilgrimage. We must immediately start serving our new King, the Righteous King of glory, Jesus Christ. It’s so sad that the lukewarm church has never traveled this far. Sports and recreational events, potlucks and movies, along with many other social events would be hard pressed to qualify as truly serving the Lord, although they could. So how does God want us to serve Him. Along with the new life in-Christ comes immediately the Holy Spirit, our new Holy Resident. And when He comes, He does not come empty handed, but He comes bearing Gifts. Gifts of the Holy Spirit. I have taught many classes on how to know your Spiritual Gift and how to use it for God’s glory. I cannot overemphasize the importance of teaching all God’s children the use of their Spiritual Gifts for the health and wellbeing of the Church. And yes, we are the Church, which explains the weakness and worldliness of today’s churches. How valuable the Spiritual Gifts are in building up, encouraging, preaching, teaching, and admonishing one another in Christ. Not to mention the many other Spiritual Gifts to strengthen and grow God’s Holy Church. Therein is our true service to the Master.

There are other steps along the Way that we must all take, but these first steps are essential or you will never be ready to meet our Master coming in the clouds to collect His Beautiful Bride, the Church. This is how Christ is doing His part in preparing for that glorious Day, the Bible says, “Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish” (Ephesians 5:25b – 27). Now, once you are being made ready and concentrating on the important things of our Christian pilgrimage then only take a quick glance at the signs knowing He’s at the very door where every eye will see His glorious coming. I pray that all reading this will be ready when He comes. I will leave you with these Words from the Master. The Bible says, “Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21). Taking these initial steps, my friends, are God’s will for you, the Church. Amen

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