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Do You Want to See the Face of God? (Video)

How much do you want to see the face of God? If you are not interested read no further. The first step is to stop following evil. The Bible says, “Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God” (III John 1:11). This is the most difficult step because in our minds we have not crossed the line by doing evil. In our minds, we say, “We have not done evil, we have only observed it.” After watching this video on my secure website, please share with others.

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Do You Want to See the Face of God?

How much do you want to see the face of God? If you are not interested read no further. The first step is to stop following evil. The Bible says, “Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God” (III John 1:11). This is the most difficult step because in our minds we have not crossed the line by doing evil. In our minds, we say, “We have not done evil, we have only observed it.” We live in a world of observers. That’s what we do. From morning till night we follow evil by observing it. Before you object, ask yourself how many times have you shared the evil in the world with others, in person or on Social Media. Satan has tricked our minds into believing that as long as we sit in the comfort of our own homes observing evil on television or YouTube or Social Media then we have not done anything wrong. We have tricked our minds, with a little help from Satan, into believing that we have not crossed the line by following evil. We object by saying, we are just observing it! Yet, to observe evil constantly is to follow it. How did we ever get here?

At the beginning of our modern age our observing of evil started as simply play-acting, it wasn’t really happening, it was all make-believe. Now things are substantially different. We have passed very quickly from the make-believe or acting to what’s really happening. No longer are we satisfied with the simple reporting that something cruel and inhumane has happened, now the world wants to see the evil actually taking place on cable news, on YouTube, or Social Media. This is not unlike the ancient arenas where Christians were essentially fed to the wild beasts for the amusement of the spectators. Not unlike the ancients the modern world now wants to desperately follow the evil. They rush to turn on the cable news to witness the latest massacre of men, women, and children shot full of holes or burnt to a crisp. Others today have tricked their minds into believing that they are just doing research. Here’s the problem, however, the more they follow evil the easier it eventually becomes to do the evil. Step by step they are led by the hand of the enemy from becoming only observers to becoming doers of evil. When we follow this same behavior then we will never see the face of God.

Therefore, if we truly stop following evil, then we will not so easily fall into the trap of doing evil. If we stop following evil, by observing it, then it will also give us an abundant amount of time to follow righteousness. To follow righteousness then we need to find righteousness, which is difficult to do in an evil world, but not impossible. We need to follow the good we see in the Bible and also in the teachings of godly men and women. In the Bible, the Apostle Paul said, “Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you” (Philippians 4:9). Although we cannot observe the Apostle’s character, we can learn from His writings inspired by the Holy Spirit. Writings that speak directly to our hearts through the indwelling Spirit that motivates us to walk in love and righteousness. Godly men and women throughout Christian history have also blazed the trail in opening the door to righteous living. I personally love to read some of the very old authors, like Thomas A. Kempis, Jeanne Guyon, and Feneoln along with the modern-day teachers, such as, A.W. Tozer and W. Ian Thomas, who have all fought the good fight against the evil of their day by walking in righteousness. If we want to see the face of God, let us follow the good and be doers of righteousness.

Of course, the absolute pinnacle of righteousness is the teachings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and specifically, His teachings in the Sermon on the Mount, which I might add is very relevant for our day and should be followed. I am appalled that most Christians have no idea what the Sermon on the Mount says, and the ones that do, explain great portions of it away by saying that they are way too difficult for our day and must be meant for some future dispensation. This is one of the great lies of Satan. Every word in the Sermon is relevant for our day and time. The fallen world wants to quickly explain away Christ’s teachings in the Sermon on non-retaliation. To turn the other cheek, go the extra mile, and give to them that ask is a true measure of our righteousness before a Holy God (See Matthew 5:38-42). Jesus ended His Sermon by saying, “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon the rock” (Matthew 7:24; See vv.25-27). Through the grace and power of God, we will obey all of His glorious teachings. Believe me, to follow the good in others along with the teachings of Christ and His Apostles will more than adequately fill up your time and bring us closer to seeing the face of God.

Once we have stopped following the evil and start following the good, then we will be helped by the indwelling Spirit to complete our transformation in Christ, which I am very sad to say that many believers in our day have not even begun. As we grow closer to Christ, the further we will be separated from the evil in the world. Every moment of every day will be filled with attempting to follow the will of God by rebuking the old sin nature and listening to the indwelling Spirit. We will discover soon enough that if we keep in step with the Spirit, we don’t think much about the letter of the law because He writes His beautiful law on our hearts demonstrating that true love fulfills His commands. In time our transformation in Christ will become a reality as we draw closer, and closer, to Him each day to behold the face of God. Peace, tranquility, and joy barely describe the vision of God in the face of Christ. As we behold the beatific vision of God, we are in ultimate direct communication with our Creator. Immediately all pain, worry, fear, and temptation by the old sin nature are completely dissipated as we bask in the light of His glory. Once there, you will not want to leave, for it truly gives us a foretaste of things to come.

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A Righteous Army of Light Will Overcome the Powers of Darkness (Video)

Dear Christian, it’s time to fight back using the very powerful weapons of righteousness. It’s time to fight back, but not with the weapons of this world. The weapons of this world, used by the carnal Christian, has nearly destroyed the beautiful message of the Cross. It has turned the pagan against us, unwilling to listen to our message. After watching the video on my secure website, please share with others.

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A Righteous Army of Light Will Overcome the Powers of Darkness

Dear Christian, it’s time to fight back using the very powerful weapons of righteousness. It’s time to fight back, but not with the weapons of this world. The weapons of this world, used by the carnal Christian, has nearly destroyed the beautiful message of the Cross. It has turned the pagan against us, unwilling to listen to our message. The hateful rhetoric on social media, the memes, and the sharing of demeaning messages about the other side has caused the unbeliever to hate us that much more. As the walls go up, the dividing lines are drawn, and communication ceases, then hostilities toward the Christian community increases exponentially. I think everyone will admit that the weapons of this world don’t work in winning the hearts and minds of the unbeliever. We have closed the door to heaven for people and nations that are steeped in their sins or worship an unknown god. We simply cannot damn them to hell. Although the Bible is clear that we should not cast our pearls before the swine, with the warning that they can turn on us, we must admit that not all people should be classified as the unreachable swine ready to rip us apart (See Matthew 7:6). So, what can be done for the rest?

We need to raise up a righteous army of light to overcome the powers of darkness and to make the people’s hearts and minds ready to hear the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ. Before we can do that, we need to catch the vision from heaven. What would it look like, if the powers of darkness were overcome and people were made ready to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Picture with me, if you will, if the vilest sinner, the Muslim, the Hindu, the backsliding carnal Christian, the atheist, and all the other world religions could hear the whole truth without the world’s wrong perception of the Christian and his beliefs it would be a beautiful thing. If they could hear the Gospel without the years of indoctrination, misinformation, godless teaching, and bad theology, then it would truly turn the world upside down. Not everyone would believe but very many could believe and be changed into a new creation by the power of the Gospel. If this happened in the pagan world of the First Century, who had very many different gods, then it can also happen now, just as gloriously. It can happen now if we are successful in removing their perception of hate and mistrust projected upon them by the Christian community as a whole. So, how do we do that?

The Bible says, that the great Apostle Paul became all things to all people for the purpose of winning them to the Gospel of Christ (See I Corinthians 9:19-23). To do this we must honor and respect their customs without participating in their sins or agreeing with their false theology. We must not be seen as the enemy but seen as a good neighbor. And for those who accept our sincere friendship then the walls will start to come down so that we can present the Gospel unashamedly with great power and excitement from the Holy Spirit. If this is not coupled with good works and walking as children of light, then our preaching will fall on deaf ears and be seen as hypocritical. If they don’t see the promise of Jesus Christ, we are proclaiming, being fulfilled in our lives, then our preaching will be in vain. If they don’t see the love, the joy, and the peace in our lives they will have little interest in what we are saying. Let’s be clear, we are not talking about just the pastors and evangelists but every believer in Christ. We are talking about raising up an army of light to overcome the powers of darkness that has this world in its death grip. Furthermore, as children of light, we will use our weapons of righteousness to overcome the evil in our day. Although these weapons will be very effective to opening the door to the Gospel for the common man, it could cause us to also suffer persecution from those in religious authority that disagree with our teachings thus directing those in secular power to come against us. (See II Corinthians 6:4-5). Stand firm and keep preaching the truth.

So what are these weapons of righteousness? The Bible says, “By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned” (II Corinthians 6:6). Unlike the world, the believers’ new life in Christ should be bright and pure who has separated himself from every manner of sin, not to judge others, but to set them an example of purity which is a strong arrow in our arsenal. Secondly, unlike a world of confusion, the Christian is filled with heavenly knowledge. He easily confounds the knowledge in the fallen world by showing them that they cannot cure emotional and psychological problems apart from the new life in Christ, which causes old things to pass away. He demonstrates longsuffering as he allows the Gospel message to overcome every obstacle thrown at it. Unlike the fake smiles and meaningless gestures in the world, his genuine kindness breaks down every barrier. He does not judge their appearance or color but looks deep within their heart with a sincere desire to meet their every need. Everything is done in full confidence that the Holy Spirit is speaking through us and directing our every action to overcome the evil in the world. Our most effective weapon is to demonstrate true agape love, that gives without expecting anything in return. Finally, once the wall is completely down and we have their attention, we must proceed with the power of God to deliver the entire word of truth, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left. (See II Corinthians 6:7) To wield these powerful weapons of righteousness will bring down the wall of hostility between us and the unbeliever.

Dear friends, instead of complaining and growing hysterical about all the influx of new religions, the vagabond, the refugees, and the worst of sinners, let us see this as the great Providence of God bringing the mission field to us. No longer do we need to travel great distances to find the unbeliever, for he now resides on our own shores. Instead of joining with the godless religions, let us raise up an army of light to let them feel the conviction from the Almighty God. Let them witness His great power flowing through us as we learn to walk as children of light every moment of every day wielding our weapons of righteousness to overcome the darkness. Never let them catch us walking in the ways of this fallen world. Let them never catch us sinning or speaking forth words of hate and damnation to the other side. To do so my friend, will allow the darkness to spread and the Church to become inept in its duty. Let us uncover our crosses and loudly ring our church bells to the glory of God, so everyone can see that our God reigns. We pray that they will not see this as an act of hateful opposition, but as true children of light ready to give them the words of life.

Before we give them the words of life, we need to heed the infinite wisdom from our Holy and Righteous Lord. Tragically many believers ignore His words of wisdom thinking that they know better. Although we are called to preach the Gospel message to all nations, which would include every race and religion, the Lord’s wisdom cautions us to wait until we have an open door. Wisdom says to wait until an opportunity presents itself through the use of our weapons of righteousness, where we can detect that our gracious loving behavior is not spurned, or arrogantly ignored. As believers, we have learned the hard way that if we proceed with the blessed doctrines of the Gospel while people are still unreceptive and hatefully rejecting us, then we have felt the brunt of their open hostility. On the other hand, once the walls come down and we are received as a good neighbor then we have the grace and power to proceed with the precious Gospel message, to boldly preach the Cross, which still possesses the power of salvation (See Matthew 7:6). Dear children, let me encourage you to step out on faith and become a part of this army of light to overcome the powers of darkness in our day. May God be praised.

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On Which Truths Are You Willing to Die? (Video)

As we approach the end, we need to know, which truths we are willing to be persecuted for, even to death if necessary. We cannot wait until it happens before we decide. Let’s be clear, your persecutors will typically give you an opportunity to recant of your strongly held beliefs and accept their false religion or heretical beliefs. If you refuse to recant then you will be hated, shunned, or persecuted. We must prepare now … After watching the video on my secure website, please share with others.

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