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Wake Up! And Strengthen the Things Which Remain

I have always wondered how the entire world could be swept away so easily by evil. I have also agonized over why the church of our day is being led into lukewarm Christianity. Why are most satisfied with a daily prayer, the reading of a few verses in Scripture, the chasing after the latest prophetic message, and a weekly worship service? While most of Christianity is on the verge of dying, all they can talk about is the great escape before things get too bad. Almost no one is talking about strengthening what remains and perfecting their works before God. Hardly anyone is talking about transformation in Christ and becoming all that God wants us to be. The Bible says, “Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God” (Revelation 3:2). We will discover together how to strengthen those things which remain and how to perfect our works before God. If we don’t then those things which lie ahead will drag us further down into a pit of misery and the Great Tribulation meant to refine and awaken His Church.

As athletes practice and work out daily to win the prize, so does the believer in Christ. Walking the aisle and deciding to follow Jesus Christ is only the first step in a long journey of enduring many different trials and tribulations. It’s a lifelong journey of overcoming many obstacles and dangerous pitfalls sent by the enemy. Yet through all this, the Christian grows stronger as he learns to walk in his faith every hour of every day. As he keeps in step with the indwelling Spirit, he learns all the disciplines of the Christian faith. He learns very quickly that the beginning of his strength comes from putting off the old life and the ways of the fallen world that have pulled him down from the cradle. He learns that everything in the world of fallen humanity is directed by the powers of evil and the wiles of the devil to keep him from experiencing the joy of his salvation. As the athlete strengthens his mussels to accomplish his goals, the Christian’s real strength comes from putting on the new life in Christ, but again this is only the first step. However, it is a very important step because one must really believe that they have a new life in Christ. Without belief in the new life, the old devil will continue to pull you down convincing you that you are not worthy of the new life in Christ. Or convincing you that you need the help of fallen humanity to succeed, which is a lie of the devil.

Let’s digress a bit and discover together how today’s Christian has suffered such a great loss and needs to strengthen what remains. Simply put, today’s Christian has believed the lie of the devil. He no longer believes in the new life in Christ. He no longer believes that old things have truly passed away, which is a direct contradiction of the Bible that says, “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). Furthermore, Christ does not give us this new life and then depart back to heaven allowing us to work things out on our own. On the contrary, He gives us the indwelling Spirit who’s express job is to help us put off the old life and put on the new life in Christ through what is known as transformation in Christ. The indwelling Spirit does not come empty-handed but has all the resources of the Godhead that has been written down in Holy Scripture conveyed to us as we grow from one degree of glory to another. The Bible says, “According to 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 1:3). Yet, fallen humanity and the carnal Christian no longer believes this truth and have suffered a great loss because of it.

So, the first step to strengthen what remains is to reject the lie of the devil and start believing the truth. Once that takes place then we need to learn “all things that pertain unto life and godliness.” The best place to start is the inward discipline of meditation and prayer of God’s holy Word: to study, understand, and apply it to your life. For example, if we read in the Sermon on the Mount that we need to turn the other cheek and go the extra mile along with many other beautiful truths, then through prayer and meditation we learn how to apply these truths to our lives. Step by step as the indwelling Spirit leads, we learn and apply each truth to our lives thus helping us to grow closer to Christ and to experience the power of the transformation, becoming all that He wants us to be in Christ. Friends, the world cannot do this. The unbelieving or carnal Christian cannot do this. This is only possible through faith, believing with our entire heart, and obedience to God’s direction through the indwelling Spirit. The good news is, the more we grow in Christ, the easier it becomes to throw off the yoke of the fallen world and the lies of the devil. Depression, anxiety, loneliness, grief, anger, along with hundreds of other so-called disorders pass away and are dealt with easily through the power and truth of the indwelling Spirit.

The second step is to learn and apply the outward disciplines of simplicity, solitude, submission, and service. We begin by learning that we are no longer controlled by a desire to amass wealth and prosperity. Our true treasure is stored up in heaven as we give ourselves fully to others through both financial and Spiritual gifts. We learn that our true wealth is in our solitude before a holy God. We love and appreciate the truly quiet life of allowing God to speak to us through the indwelling Spirit. Allowing Him to direct us along the narrow path as we meditate on God’s written Word in the Holy Bible. No longer afflicted with loneliness we enjoy hours of quiet meditation before the Lord in solitude. We learn true submission to others through humility by honoring others above ourselves, seeking their opinion even if they are considered less than us. And then finally in our last outward discipline, we learn service to God and to others. Simply put, we live to serve others. All that we do, we do for others that God might be glorified. Each step of the way we begin to realize the Spiritual growth that is taking place within us as we experience the power of transformation in Christ.

Finally, as we seek to strengthen those things that remain in our Christian faith, we don’t ignore the corporate disciplines that are also essential to our Spiritual growth. The Bible says that we should confess our sins one to another. We all stumble by saying and doing things to others that are not right, that can be hurtful and even cause a weaker brother to stumble. It takes a mature believer in Christ to humbly confess one’s faults to another seeking their forgiveness as we also seek absolution from God alone. Although there are many other disciplines, we have only chosen to look at a few for this particular study. The next outward disciplines we will look at today are worship and evangelism. To worship God with others, even if it’s only a few others, is valuable to your faith in that we garner a much higher experience in both knowledge and insight through the power of the Holy Spirit. The Bible says, “And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness” (Acts 4:31). And of course, this leads into our last discipline to be discussed which is evangelism or sharing the gospel, or simply being able to explain to someone about the hope that you have in Christ Jesus. There is no greater help to your faith and growth in Christ Jesus than sharing it with others. An essential discipline to help us to strengthen the things which remain and being ready for the return of Christ in glory. Amen

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Revelation – A New World Coming (Video)

IF THIS DOESN’T WAKE YOU UP, NOTHING WILL. Every true believer in Christ is looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth. However, what will concern us today is the new world that Satan and his henchmen are making right now under the noses of fallen humanity. Don’t miss the three amazing local vocalists on the Show today along with much more. After viewing the video on my secure website, please share with others.

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Revelation – A New World Coming

Every true believer in Christ is looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth. However, what will concern us today is the new world that Satan and his henchmen are making right now under the noses of fallen humanity. For years we have all been concerned about the New World Order that would be established and ruled by the coming Antichrist. They have taught this in the schools of higher learning and in the movies that we’ve watched for over sixty years. For those who have been brought up to believe this, look forward to a time when every nation will work together in mutual respect and harmony. They have foreseen a world that has moved beyond the captivity of religion, especially Christianity, and into the future by overcoming the depravity of man through psychiatric counseling. They have foreseen the abolishment of hunger, wars, and the effects of Global Warming caused by man. I am here to say that this is all a fantasy. It’s a lie from the pit of hell. As we shall see unless man’s heart is changed by returning to the basic principles of our Christian faith then man’s wickedness will increase with the proportionate outpouring of God’s wrath through His Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls (See Revelation 6,8,9,16).

Fallen humanity cannot fix the depravity of their hearts. Although he has tried for thousands of years through every known religion and social structure, it has always failed. Even Christianity build on seven hills and the remnants of the great city of Rome it too has failed because it has allowed self-righteous man to enter its hallowed halls and change it’s faith (See Revelation 17:4-6, 9). They along with the rest of Christendom have all but rejected the Sufficiency of Scripture and the Exclusiveness of Christianity, which has allowed a great evil to enter the church (See II Peter 1:3; John 14:6). They have allowed Satan to lead them around by the nose instead of being transformed into a new creation in Christ (See II Corinthians 5:17). Even their unholy wedding with every social structure known to man has not been successful in changing the heart of man. All has been tried from Socialism to Communism, and from Fascism to Capitalism but all have failed. Nations and people still rage, as they invent newer ways to destroy one another. Horrific crimes that shock our sensibilities still go unabated against humanity. Hunger and diseases still ravages the planet and our once beautiful home is still being destroyed. Nothing has changed. Man’s heart is still depraved.

The world that’s being shaped now is not going to be any better. In fact, it’s going to be far worse, because they have rejected the only thing that can truly change man’s heart. Things are not what they appear. It doesn’t take an expert to see that most of our freedoms have already diminished by allowing evil to prevail in our legal system, health care, education, and the business sector driven by wealth and greed. Don’t think for a minute that evil will be eradicated just because some promises have been made by those in power. Experimental drugs will continue on the market as they seek to control and boost the productivity of the workforce and to refine drugs to help the mental experts deal with the depravity of humanity. Don’t think for a moment that we will overturn the rights of the homosexual community and stop the pedophile’s quest for sexual encounters with children. Don’t think for a moment that we will stop public education from teaching their perversions and historical revisions to our children. Don’t think for a moment that we will overturn the mother’s desire to kill their own child through abortion. Don’t think that for a moment that we will actually stop those who are destroying our planet or polluting the environment. Our freedoms have been taken away step by step over the past sixty years while most of us have slept. We have already lost our freedoms to carry our Bibles, to teach or preach in schools, in public buildings, malls, parks and on the streets without a permit.

So what do we do, as children of the Most High God? We cannot ultimately change the direction of the world, but there is much we can do, and should do. It can be summarized in two points: 1) come out from among them; and 2) draw close to Jesus Christ in faith and obedience. What matters most to me is that you will be prepared for the coming of Christ in the clouds (See Mark 13:26). So, the first thing we need to do, is stop following the world’s agenda that’s keeping you so confused and ignorant that you would not recognize the Beast (or the Antichrist) if he were standing right before you. Redeem the time. Quit following every wind of doctrine where the News Media, Social Media, public education, and Hollywood has become a cesspool of contradicting information to keep you uninformed, busy, and aggravated. Believe me, it will be totally unacceptable to withdraw from society. It will be illegal, if not already, to reject your children’s public education and its profane curriculum and to reject the counsel and drugs from your counselor of psychiatry (under the cloak of Social Services). It will, in the near future, be illegal to reject the world’s method to monitor your movement and purchases through a new and improved chip on your credit and debit cards. Cash and personal checks will no longer exist.

Now, for the second thing. Do not come to me for I am merely a man. Come to Jesus Christ believing that He has already given you everything you need for life and godliness (See II Peter 1:3). Listen to Him through Scripture confirmed by the indwelling Spirit. Walk with Him in obedience to all of His commands allowing the indwelling Spirit to produce every Spiritual fruit (See Galatians 5:22-23). If we say we truly believe in the Sufficiency of Scripture, then as Christians we will reject any and all forms of psychiatric counseling, psychotherapy, and especially their mind-altering drugs. I foresee a time when God’s faithful remnant will need to withdraw to a private place to teach their children and one another. To a place where they can counsel one another from the Holy Scriptures. The Bible says, “As far as I am concerned about you, my brothers, I am convinced that you especially are abounding in the highest goodness, richly supplied with perfect knowledge and competent to counsel one another” (Romans 15:14, Williams). To withdraw to a place where they can worship freely in the Spirit without being tracked by those in power. Believe me, that won’t sit well with those in power. They will seek to draw you back into the fold. Dear saints, this will call for patient endurance.

We must decide: are we children of the light or are we children of darkness? The children of light will only teach their children the truth and not allow them to be exposed to the evil in the world, especially at such a young tender age. Why would a five-year-old be told that he or she has a right to choose their own gender, or that they have a choice to become homosexual even if their parents are against it? The children of light would spend more time caring for the needs of others by helping them to grow up in their faith, rather than wasting it on senseless debates and chasing after every new wind of doctrine. The children of light would be more concerned with transformation and producing spiritual fruit, than following the latest news articles or bashing the other side. The children of light would learn how God’s Word answers every one of your emotional and psychological problems, rather than depending on the world to solve your problems. The children of light would embrace their own God given gender and seek to embrace the opposite sex, instead of chasing after the perversions of our society. Dear children let’s withdraw from society, seek out others of like faith, and be children of light, because Christ’s return is much closer than you think.

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Use Your Gifts, Our Second Step to Transformation (Video)

The Bible says, “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant” (I Corinthians 12:1). Yet, we live in a day when most Christians, even those who claim to be mature, are ignorant concerning spiritual gifts. Unfortunately, this ignorance is a choice in the lukewarm church. They purposely chose to ignore the Spiritual gifts because of the many abuses and the inclination for pride among those who claim to use them. So, instead of picking out the Spiritual gifts that have less controversy they throw out the whole lot. After watching this video on my secure website, please share with others.

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Use Your Gifts, Our Second Step to Transformation

The Bible says, “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant” (I Corinthians 12:1). Yet, we live in a day when most Christians, even those who claim to be mature, are ignorant concerning spiritual gifts. Unfortunately, this ignorance is a choice in the lukewarm church. They purposely chose to ignore the Spiritual gifts because of the many abuses and the inclination for pride among those who claim to use them. So, instead of picking out the Spiritual gifts that have less controversy they throw out the whole lot. To do so not only is a rebuke against the Holy Spirit, which grieves Him, but it also stunts the growth of God’s children not allowing them to experience the full measure of their transformation in Christ.  Denying or embracing the gift of tongues, which has the most controversy, should not be an excuse for ignoring the other precious and powerful gifts of the Holy Spirit. Quite frankly, the lukewarm church would have no need of their so-called professional counselors if they unleashed the power of the Holy Spirit working through all of God’s people in their respective churches. They have no need for slick advertising and their grandiose promises of fun, friends, and fellowship if they taught their people how to discover their own unique Spiritual gifts. Continue reading Use Your Gifts, Our Second Step to Transformation