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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.

At this point, however, let’s look closely at the meaning, “love of the truth.” The truth is so great we should be compelled to love it beyond anything else in this world. At the very heart of this truth is salvation, yet many in our day have simply glossed over it seeing very little blessing here and not clear about what lies ahead in a future beyond this life. To receive this love of the truth, then one needs to understand that the blessing begins the moment we receive it. Once received then we are immediately ushered into a new life through faith where old things pass away, behold all things are new. All guilt, all sin, and all pain from the old life is forgiven and we can no longer be held in bondage, but set free to live a glorious new life in Christ Jesus. Praise God. As long as we are allowing the world to lead us to hold on to the old life and be ministered to through its psychobabble then we have not loved the truth and deception has already overtaken us. And this will lead into a far greater deception unable to see beyond our physical eyes.

On the other hand, discernment looks into the Spiritual realm and observes how humanity is being controlled in large part by the powers of darkness and the ruler of this age. There are very few people who have spiritual discernment, because they misunderstand what it means in the first place, and secondly, they are not prepared to spend time listening to only what the Spirit says. In these last days, it’s absolutely essential to have people who have spiritual discernment in order to warn the Christian community and speak for God when no one is listening. It is the ability to look beyond the physical realm, from all that’s being said, and reported and see the spiritual realm of darkness that’s moving unregenerate man to do its bidding. The calculated moves of the dark forces to lead people astray or to misinterpret events have destroyed whole nations and kept humanity in bondage to the dark forces of evil. Just a cursory look at the movie industry, the music industry, and the proliferation of media outlets we can see how the forces of darkness have been using them to lead the world into bondage of sin and immorality. For the spiritual man, he must look beyond the story line of all the movies and see that sexual immorality, homosexuality, and the transgender are openly accepted in their new world view of globalization that sees no religion over another. The mainline news media have also joined forces with this liberal mindset along with most colleges in the United States to teach their progressive agenda that everything is acceptable in the new world. Just because it appears that the new Administration might be on the side of Christianity and its values, we must remain vigilant allowing God to speak to the spiritual man exposing any accommodation to the new world with its liberal mindset.

Let’s be clear that most of this discernment of how the liberal mindset is leading the world to follow the dark forces of evil have been recognized by most Christians, it’s also clear that most Christians have not discerned how the dark forces evil have already led many into bondage and away from loving the truth. This takes greater spiritual discernment accessed only by those willing to take a stand against the powers of evil that has already captured the hearts and minds of nearly everyone in the world. Simply put any teaching that does not recognize the new life in Christ where we are made into a new creation is one that’s been propagated by the dark forces of evil. We at CAPA Ministry has faithfully stood against this evil teaching. We believe that a new person in Christ is no longer in bondage to the old life and has no need for those who want to cure him by accessing the old life. The Bible teaches every Christian to put off the old life and put on the new, which is a process overseen by the indwelling Spirit as He writes God’s laws on the heart of the new man. If we truly believe that God is making us into the perfect image of His Son without the help of unregenerate man, then it can be said that we “love the truth.” We are praying that the new Administration under President Donald J. Trump will see this evil and not allow everyone to be psychoanalyzed and given mind altering drugs to improve their productivity or control their behavior.

There is another side to spiritual discernment, a side that sees God and His heavenly host at work in the life of man, his relationships, his environment, and his established order. Most only look within to their own knowledge base, their own supposed ability to interpret Scripture, or reason things out, based on what they perceive to be common sense or reasonable. The unregenerate man can receive nothing or understand spiritual things. Although he may be extremely intelligent able to memorize great portions of Scripture and their interpretations and have a clear understanding of the original languages, but without the Spirit of God he can really understand nothing. For this kind of spiritual discernment has led people astray since the beginning of time and will continue to so until the end. Yet, the spiritual man with perhaps a lot less education can and will understand the spiritual truths of God, because we have the mind of Christ.

So how can we as mere men receive such spiritual discernment and know for sure that we have it. Well, let me begin by saying that if you have it and can truly interpret the times in which we live by looking into the spiritual realm, then you simply will not be able to keep it in, for it will be like burning coals that must come out even at your own peril. Secondly, to be given spiritual discernment will cause you to cry out as the old prophets did saying “Woe is me, a man of unclean lips.” It will also show you just how majestic this discernment is in comparison to your own feeble attempt to see and understand. Furthermore, once you have seen and understand what’s really happening beyond the physical eyes it will cast you down again in all humility questioning how you a mere man can share this publicly where people will be frightened and unable to accept your warning. So, unlike the many false prophets who do seek to frighten or make such bold statements, you are led to lead the people gently one step at a time uncovering the mystery so all can be seen and understood.

To listen to the indwelling Spirit and not to self is indeed a road far less traveled. Even once there it’s always a spiritual struggle to stay on it, because it’s always much more comfortable to listen to self. We may be a watchman on the wall or a lone voice crying in the wilderness, but whatever we are we must know it’s God voice crying out to a world that refuses to listen. I pray that every Christian will desire discernment for indeed the time is short. The world is moving at lightning speed at the point of even overwhelming the unregenerate man, Yet, for the Christian with spiritual discernment he sees that God is allowing the pieces to fall into place so that the coming Beast or Lawless one can take his place upon the world stage causing the entire world to offer him praise and worship. Dear children, please don’t be overcome by the deluding influence sent by God to those who have rejected the love of the truth. Trust God for this new life in Him. Discernment of the Dark Forces of Evil is only possible if you are walking in this new life in Christ. And if you are then, rejoice before the entire world of your new freedom, giving God all the praise, glory and worship – to Him alone. Amen

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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.

The Bible says that God is love and all that He did in the beginning was done out of love; from the creation of the universe to man being made into His own image. It is God who holds everything together not allowing evil to venture beyond its predetermined boundaries. Without God’s love the entire universe would be cast into everlasting chaos. There is great power in love. In fact, we can be assured that one day love will overcome all evil and allow the bright light of God’s glory to shine forth throughout the entire created order. The most beautiful act, other than giving life to all that exists, and holding it together, was sending His Only Son as a sacrifice to save fallen humanity from their horrible bondage to sin. This self-giving love without ever expecting anything in return has all been lost in a raging sea of hate, bitterness, and un-forgiveness.

To recover this love and learn of its great power it’s necessary to repent of every memory that keeps an offending trespass alive, that’s casting us ever deeper into the bondage of sin and immorality. It’s necessary to receive God’s loving forgiveness knowing full well that He has cast our sin as far as the East is from the West. It is so sad that many will not receive this love, because they have built up a wall of hostility towards everyone they feel who has wronged them. Their un-forgiveness of others causes them to harbor bitter feelings that keep the offense alive and well. In so doing it’s nearly impossible to trust others or believe that they can be loved. Although these cases appear most difficult it is not impossible to reach them with the power of God’s love. They must be convinced what God can do for them. Remember, it is God who will make them into a new creation causing old things to pass away through true repentance and forgiveness, and behold all things become new as God puts His Holy Spirit within them. No longer are they held in bondage to the old life, but set free to love others as He has loved them. Now they are ready for the Master’s use. As an empty vessel, free from the power of sin and an unforgiving or judgmental spirit then they are ready to receive God’s overflowing love not to be kept, but given away as He directs.

How powerful is this love? It looks well beyond the callous and hard surface of others to a heart caught in the snare of the devil and suffering under the heavy weight of past sins. We need to learn how to separate the sin from the sinner. We can look at the sin, we can and should preach against the sin. Let me assure you that this love does not accept evil or embrace the deception of this world, for it stands its ground refusing to integrate false teachings into God’s unchanging Word. For the moment, we do, we lose the power of love. Without the power of love then we are no better off than any other social relief agency attempting to good for mankind. Whereas, we must love the sinner by realizing his tragic circumstance from being in bondage to the power of evil. In so doing it will lead us to have godly concern and empathy for those in captivity. It starts with listening, really listening to their cry of anguish, not condoning it or judging it, but realizing how it is affecting them. Furthermore, as we clear away all our personal opinions, cultural bias’s, and humanistic viewpoints then we are ready to allow God’s love to flow through us to others.

To allow God’s genuine love to flow through us to others is quite miraculous for it has the power to remove bitterness from their heart as if snatching a blade from a would-be assailant. The healing power of God’s love can bind up emotional, psychological, and yes, even physical wounds. So, powerful is this love it’s like heaping coals of fire upon the head of your enemy when we follow the biblical admonition to give even to our enemies the necessities of life. (See Romans 12:20) Our act of love can cause the worst sinner to feel shame, remorse of conscience, conviction of the evil of his conduct, and an apprehension of divine displeasure that may lead to repentance. There is great power in love if we make ourselves willing vessels for God’s use in pouring out His love to the world. God is waiting for His beloved children to pick up the torch of His love and let it shine brightly before a dark and sinister world.

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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.

A Nation Divided

In the past four years rebellions, riots, protest, and fractured governments have become the norm. We have seen dictators toppled, forms of government change, and thousands more killed in an attempt to dispose of their leader. As the whole world appears to be hemorrhaging from internal conflict one can only wonder how long our national unity can remain intact. As our country faces its national election it has become self evident that the population is clearly divided over fundamental issues. The lines have been drawn between capitalism and socialism; between taxing the rich to trusting in liberated capital to produce more jobs; between same sex marriage and a marriage union of the opposite sex; between abortion and the sanctity of life; and, between government heath care and private sector health care. Unfortunately, others have attempted to draw lines between the rich and the poor; between white and black (or Hispanic); and, between a woman’s right to choose and her inability to do so. Four years ago the rhetoric of a young man attempted to unite a country when he said things like, “There is not red states and blue states, but the United States.” Four years later the rhetoric has changed. Division is now a hallmark of both campaigns with aggressive behavior, divisive television ads, false accusations, and disrespectful interruptions during national debates. Continue reading A Nation Divided