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The Amazing Truth of What We Were Originally Created to Be

I firmly believe that we would need to be blind if we haven’t seen the great trouble humanity and the world is experiencing. We appear to be on the brink of imploding. That is, like the ancient Roman Empire, we will not be destroyed from the great forces from outside, but from within. The trajectory of humanity and the world will end in death and destruction, if we don’t return to what we were originally created to be. We need to return to the beginning to understand, the amazing truth of what we were originally created to be. To the very beginning when humanity was created by God in His image, in the image of Him He created them (See Genesis 1:27). No one can really say how long our first parents, Adam and Eve, were in the Garden of Eden or even how many others were there with them. But one thing we know for sure that those who were created had a personal and dynamic relationship with God. For He walked with them in the Garden in the cool of the day (See Genesis 3:8). God spoke to them in an audible voice giving them instructions and seeing to their every need. There was great freedom with only one known restriction. There was nothing to harm them. They had independent thought as they named and had dominion over all other forms of life.

They were living and enjoying their lives as they were created to be in total innocence, until they disobeyed. Every believer knows the story of the fall. How that once beautiful relationship with their Creator was now severed. In essence God let them go allowing them to sink deeper and deeper into the inevitable consequences of their sin. A remarkable thing surfaced almost immediately about human nature. They simply could not continue without some higher power directing them. Someone or something outside themselves giving them comfort or courage when things were not going so well. This longing caused them to fashion all manner of creatures, sticks and stones to guide their paths. As they advanced in knowledge of the universe they chose stars and planets to guide their thoughts and actions. Although God’s chosen people, the Jews, in time threw off these crutches as useless idols and returned to God, they as a people were not ready to accept the culmination of their faith, the restored life in Christ. They along with the larger part of humanity have remained dead in their trespasses, cut off and separated from their Holy God, their Creator. So many then and now have missed the good news that Jesus Christ came to bring life. (See John 10:10)

For the past two thousand years, just a faithful remnant has truly understood the new life and entered into it with great joy. A new life that forgets what is behind and presses on to a glorious future with a peace that defies understanding (See Philippians 3:13-14; 4:7). Yet, the greatest part about this new life is the restored relationship with our one True God, our Creator. To be able to talk and walk with God along life’s narrow way. To long for those times to be in the Spirit, listening and learning from the Master Himself. To receive His counsel when things don’t go so well, or when we are mistreated by others. To receive His direction when we are faced with a fork in the road. To never feel loneliness, anxiety, or depression for more than just a moment in time, because His counsel and love is always ever present. Even so called righteous anger is very short lived causing us to truly forgive and forget. No matter what happens to the rest of humanity and the world we have the assurance that we will not suffer as the pagan. That nothing can separate us from the love of God (See Romans 8:38).

On the other hand, as I have already alluded too, the rest of humanity will not be so fortunate. They have rejected this new life as a lie continuing on to find other things to support them in their misery. Not unlike the pagan who sought out their idols to give them direction, modern man has sought out his higher learning to be his help in the time of need and his sure course to a happy and fulfilled life. The problem, however, is it has not led to a fulfilled life, but to a life of disappointments and deep-seated emotional or psychological problems. In most, leading to a life of greater immorality. At which point we see the God of heaven letting go, allowing them to sink deeper into the inevitable consequences of their sin (See Romans 1:24,26,28). This I believe, is what’s happening right now. Fallen humanity has rejected their God. They have rejected this once beautiful and majestic relationship to independently try and solve their own problems through their higher learning or by creating other gods. So, God has let them go. How tragic. As fallen humanity sinks deeper into the consequences of their sins, they will become the cause of their own destruction.

Should the faithful remnant give up? God forbid! They say that proof is in the pudding or if it works I’ll take it. The fallen world is no longer listening. They have heard the old, old story. They have received the invitations. They have heard the promise, but have they seen it work? We say that God has given us a new life in Christ. We claim that God speaks to us and everything is so rosy, but the world is crying out in agony, yelling at the top of her lungs, “Where is the proof.” Dear friends, we are the proof. When tragedy strikes how do we act? When we are faced with a sudden emotional or even a psychological problem? How do we act? What do we do? Does the world see us running to the world’s counsel (or even so-called biblical counsel based on the methods of the world) and their array of drugs? Do they instead see us kneel in submission to our Father in Heaven listening to His counsel through the indwelling Spirit, through God’s Holy Word the Bible, or from His faithful servants who are proving their worth by walking as they should? When you are wronged in public how do you react? Do you react as the world does and respond with hateful language? Finally, how about your spouse. Can they see Christ living in you at all times? Can they see the new life in-Christ, becoming more like Christ daily?

In conclusion, have we grown indistinguishable from the crowd? We should feel compelled to always stand out from the rest. To let our light shine ever so brightly in world full of darkness (See Matthew 5:14-16). To let people see the changes that God has made in our lives. To always publicly give Him the glory. We need to be cognitive of this every time we take a step outdoors into the public arena and when they ask about the hope that we have be ready and willing to give it (See I Peter 3:15). Let me encourage you to tell them about your brand-new life where old things are passing away and behold all things have become new (See II Corinthians 5:17). To tell them that this was all accomplished by God, through His Son, Jesus Christ on the Cross. Dear friends, we can tell the old, old story, but they also need to see the change in us, they need to see the proof or everything we say is meaningless. There is great power in our personal testimony when they can also see the change. This is the amazing truth of what we were originally created to be, our new life that has a very personal and dynamic relationship with the God of all creation. Amen

Coming Soon: Rev. Blair has recorded this Blog Article as a Tribulation Radio Show in HD Video with local vocalists, prayers, and much more to the glory of God.

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Learn the Path to Perfection in A World Full of Hate (Video)

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. Stay tuned for three amazing vocalists putting feet to our message. After watching the video please share with others.

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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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Resist the Lies of The Devil by Walking in The Promises (Video)

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? … Have you ever wondered why there is such an increase in drug addiction? … 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.” After watching this video please share with others.

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