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Coming Now! No Escape from Tribulation

We have all heard the doomsday prophets. We have all heard about the coming tribulation. We have all heard about a coming world war, a meteor falling from the sky, or a worldwide pandemic, but what we haven’t heard is what’s happening now. Very little is spoken about the trials and tribulations that’s effecting the world right now, where most are facing very tragic circumstances beyond what they can handle or in a life of bondage stripping them of all hope. The struggles are great. Many wonder how much more can they handle. Fear has gripped the world. Islamic terrorism, murders, riots, regional wars, and natural disasters are only the tip of the iceberg on what’s really effecting humanity. Humanity is about to explode and there is nothing they can do about it. We can blame it on the current administration or many other things such as global warming, but the real blame is much deeper than what most will admit.

Our current trials and tribulations are deeper than what we will admit. The world is at a breaking point, which few realize. Signs of it can be seen when people start stabbing people in the throat or mowing them down with a truck. Signs of it can be seen when most of the population no longer trust those in power. Not just President Donald Trump, but his entire staff are coming under scrutiny. Not just Trump, but many other world leaders are having their integrity questioned. Accusations are flying at the speed of light. It seems like everyone is against someone else causing not only tremendous controversy, but frayed nerves and countless demonstrations. Signs of it can be seen when most people no longer trust what’s being reported. The local news has become the fake news and nearly everything written on the internet or social media is now questioned. The world has gone mad and it only appears to be getting worse.

Dear friends, there is a lot of people hurting and it’s only getting worse. We don’t need all the catastrophes to usher in trials and tribulations, for most, its already here. So, what’s causing all the pandemonium? While much of it can be attributed to Satan who is standing behind the scene tugging on the thought strings of all the world’s leaders leading them to make irrational decisions and creating an environment that will perpetuate sin and immorality, that’s not the whole story. Many no longer trust in God to deliver them from their suffering and turmoil and have struck out on their own strength to get the world’s counsel and psychiatric drugs to solve their many problems. In their great strength, they have now become weak caught in a web of deceit and bondage to the likes of Satan. The Bible says, “Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall” (Isaiah 40:30). They have fallen because they no longer trust in God to deliver them from their self-imposed bondage. They no longer trust in God to give them what they need to stand up under their pain and suffering, caused in large part by a world gone mad. They no longer trust in God to deliver them from the power of sin. Many Christians in the world today feel that God has forgotten them, so they have taken matters into their own hands to solve their multitude of problems. For those who want to take matters into their own hands without waiting upon the Lord will fall flat on their face.

I have good news. God has not forgotten you. He knows your struggles. He sees the unpaid bills, He sees the medical problems, He understands your emotional problems, He knows about your fear; God has not forgotten you. The Bible says, “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31). This is a wonderful promise from the Bible for those who wait upon the Lord. The question is how do we wait upon the Lord? It’s a two-part question. The first part is we don’t rush ahead on our own strength seeking to solve the problem on our own. When tragedy strikes, when circumstances are out of control, that’s typically what we do if we are honest, seek to solve the problem on our own. We might offer a short prayer, but rarely do we wait for an answer before decisions are made.

Waiting is a hard thing to do! The answer to the second part of the question is to not to give up, but to persevere through trials and tribulations. But let those trials and tribulations not be a result of our own doing. We often worsen the matter by making the wrong decision. Any decision to commit immorality, such as lying to overcome trials and tribulations will only worsen matters, because it excludes God. To exclude God puts us on very shaky ground, not only at odds with God, but with the establishment tasked to uphold the law. To face trials and tribulations without God brings you face to face with many temptations from an evil world. Temptations if followed up on will drive you further away from God and alone to deal with your suffering. It’s hard to wait upon God, but not impossible. It takes faith believing that God has not forgotten you. That in His time before you are tested beyond what you can handle, He will be there.

We must learn how to take hold of God’s strength to endure the trial. To take hold of God’s strength is to believe that nothing can destroy us. Nothing can take away our prize. Nothing can separate us from the love of God and all that He has planned for us. It’s when we believe this, really believe it, that are strength is renewed. Remember what the Bible says, “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31). Miraculously the strength will come when we turn back to God and put our trust in Him alone. You will feel so strong that you can mount up with wings as eagles, to rise above your difficulties. As we do we can see, that are difficulties are not quite as bad as we originally thought. If fact, from God’s perspective they are not difficult at all. If He can hold everything together, which He can, then He can surely solve our most difficult problems.

The Bible says, “We shall run, and not be weary, and we shall walk and not be faint.” Trials and tribulations have a way of knocking us down. As grief turns into depression and stress turns into anxiety most are not capable of thinking straight let alone solving problems. The easy way out for many is turning to the world’s counselors to get a prescription of the latest mind-altering drug where thinking is no longer a necessity. Why run when you can sit? Why walk when you can lay down, in your bed all day long. Dear children, this is not God’s way. He would have you to face your trials and tribulations like a man. Gird up your loins and face whatever adversity that comes your way. If it’s persecution then Christ has promised to give us the words to speak at that very moment. The Bible also says, “Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them” (Jeremiah 1:17). Friends, when we do not allow it to overcome us then we shall run, and not be weary, and we shall walk and not be faint. Friends, trials and tribulations are here, there is no escaping that fact, we must learn to stand up under them.

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The Immortal Message of Easter

On Easter morn, we are drawn back to the message of the Cross that all-encompassing will of God. We are catapulted beyond the simple historical message of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection to the infinite heights of God’s will for our life in Christ Jesus. If we only see the historical event steeped in tradition then we have missed the message. In the Apostle Paul’s farewell message to the Ephesian elders he declared, “For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God” (Acts 20:27). And the starting place in this wonderful journey in understanding the whole will of God is by following the admonition of Christ to pick up our cross and follow Him. The Bible says, “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me” (Luke 9:23). To pick up the cross means death. It simply cannot mean anything else. It is a conscious decision to follow Christ in His death by dying to self. As we enter the dark night of our soul we discover that everything of the old sin nature must die. Every vestige of pride must be nailed to the cross. Every glimmer of self-will must die with Christ. Through faith in Christ our death to self becomes a reality. Step by step we are able to put off the old life.

The good news is we are no longer held in bondage to the old life. Old sins are forgiven by the precious blood of the Lamb. As Christ hung on the Cross of Calvary all our sins, past, present and future have been laid on Him removing that eternal barrier between us and a holy God. “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12). Through faith in Christ all our sins are forgiven and its power broken. Satan was soundly defeated at the Cross and no longer has power over those who have put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Only by following Christ in His death on the Cross can this power of sin and the devil be broken forever in the life of the believer. Don’t let another Easter pass you by without making a conscious decision to pick up your cross daily and follow Him. Don’t fear death to self, because on the other side there is real life in Christ. Dying to self and putting off the old life is only the first part of the journey. We must continue to understand the full will of God.

Christians from around the world will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, because without it we are still trapped in our sin, in bondage to the old life, and resting under the power of Satan. On that glorious Easter morn as the rock was rolled back and Christ rose from the dead a new and living way was opened to all those who would now put their faith in Him. How magnificent is this new life in Christ is beyond our finite comprehension? For those who have journeyed deep into the new life in Christ will confirm that every day becomes more glorious. Unfortunately, many have not journeyed much further than the door and have rested contently on the milk of God’s Word. As mere infants, they delight in retelling the same old stories over and over again believing somehow that they alone will bring forth spiritual fruit and a deeper life in Christ. They pass over the commands of God as mere suggestions or only relevant for some future dispensation. They pass over the gifts of the Spirit as if they only appeared in the first century. Tragically many Christians never really experience the new life in Christ thus celebrating the resurrection as mere tradition reenacting its historical event.

He is risen! Christ has risen from the dead! In faith, we follow Christ in His resurrection putting off the old life by dying to self and putting on the new life by becoming obedient to His commands. Let’s be clear commands are not works. We have been saved by faith and all our good works will not get us one inch closer to heaven or a deeper life in Christ. On the other hand, the commands of God teach us how to live this new life in Him. Through our faith in Christ we have already been made into a new creation. The old has gone, behold all things are new. The Bible says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (II Corinthians 5:17). When we put off the old life then we are empty and ready for the Master’s use. Self and tradition cannot put on the new life, but only Christ through His wonderful commands demonstrating the will of God in us. Do you want to grow spiritually from one degree of glory to another? Do you want that deeper life in Christ? Then be filled with the Holy Spirit of God and allow Him to lead you step by step to become obedient to the whole counsel of God through His holy commands written on your heart. As you celebrate the resurrection this Easter morn let me encourage you to leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity. How marvelous to be in Christ growing into a deeper relationship with Him. Thank you Lord for your death and resurrection all praise honor and glory to your Name. Thank you Lord for our new life in you. Praise God.

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Discerning the Dark Forces of Evil

As deception is falling upon this world are you being deceived or do you have discernment? The extent of the deception in the last days is mind boggling. How strong is this deception? The Bible says, “And it was given unto him (the coming Beast) 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 (the Beast), whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation 13:8). To me it is mind boggling that the entire world can be so deceived. Well, the reason is also given. The entire world was deceived “because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved” (See II Thessalonians 2:10). Indeed, the love of the truth will open our spiritual eyes and give us needed discernment for the days in which we live, which we will discuss in detail. Continue reading Discerning the Dark Forces of Evil

The Power of Love

As we face another new year many have looked back in alarming disgust at a world where the love of many has grown cold. Daily the news media is filled with violent crime, terrorism, and unimaginable events that cut at the very core of our being causing many to weep and cry out to the Lord for His swift return. How could we drift so far from the Love, that God gave to the world through His only begotten Son? How could it grow so cold? Even among so many who profess to know Jesus Christ as their Lord? Perhaps the answer is more simple than we can imagine. The world in general and the Christian in particular has forgotten how to love and more importantly they have forgotten the true source of that love. They have forgotten that their very best effort at loving others falls woefully short of true love and its magnificent power. So, it’s needful to re-enter the schoolhouse of heavenly love that transcends understanding. It cannot be entered by the lost, nor can it even be comprehended by the carnal mind. It is only possible to climb this heavenly staircase by those who cast off their carnality and be willing to submit to the Master’s use as His vessel. Continue reading The Power of Love

The Blind Masses Reject God’s Providence

The Blind Masses Reject God's Providence

Any resurgence of Hillary Clinton’s Democratic progressivism will only continue to lead the blind masses and its demonstrators to reject God’s providence and embrace total dependence on the State. My prayer is that the love of God’s providential care for His children will open the eyes of the blind masses, especially those marching in the streets of America. I encourage you to share this important message with everyone, so that the tide does not turn back to progressivism and all manner of wickedness.