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Finding Our Way in a World of Confusion

In the beginning, Christianity was called the Way because it showed those living in darkness how to find their way to the light. Unfortunately, we once again have lost our way as the whole world stumbles around in darkness with little power and no direction. Once again, we have become like little children seeking to learn the first principles of our faith. Instead of following the Way, new converts are congratulated for accepting Christ and then given a few do’s and don’ts, particularly about Church membership, but never shown the Way. They may even impress upon the new believers their need to speak calmly, not to lose their temper, and not curse. On the outside, they learn well how to act like Christians as they become experts at hiding their true intentions, their anger, their frustration, and even their lack of faith. They think that they are following the Way, but they are still in darkness. As a result, the Church keeps dividing with every new doctrine re-discovered or highlighted by self-righteous man. They say, “Come over here for I have found the way,” and the church is divided once again. It’s rather tragic as everyone learns how to express his own small opinion, allowing the world’s humanistic ways to flood the Church.

On the other hand, we must rediscover the Way or all will be lost. Fallen humanity rejoices as the dividing lines between all the different religions and faiths begin to fade. They glory in the fact that secular humanism is the thread that holds them all together as the true Way becomes lost in the annals of Christian history. Secular humanism has allowed mankind to develop his own way that fits neatly into any world religion and the social fabric of the entire world. This new way teaches mankind how he can overcome all of his emotional and psychological problems while winking at the god of his choice. When disaster strikes the church leaders are not summoned to help the distressed, rather they turn to the professional secular counselors in each country, contrary to their religious preference, to render counsel. The new world religion has already arrived showing people the false way and they wonder why their lives don’t improve. They wonder why they still need to struggle with depression. They wonder why they still struggle with anxiety and loneliness. They wonder quietly among their selves where’s the power to change. However, God’s beloved children, His faithful remnant, will not only rediscover the Way but they will walk in it, to the glory of God.

To discover the Way, we must leave the darkness and come fully into the light believing that God will give us everything we need for life and godliness (See II Peter 1:3-4). Some say that this is a leap of faith because the world and everything in the world teaches the opposite. From the cradle to the grave they teach you that you must solve your own problems. This is made possible through their higher schools of learning, their great thinkers, scientist, doctors, and professionals of psychiatry. Yet, it is God the Creator of all that exists who promises to give His children everything they need for life and godliness. God created you and knows exactly what you need, so that information must come from Him alone. Christ wants to show us a new and living Way. In fact, He is the Way. He is the great power that holds everything together. This same creative power will make us into a new creation so that Christ can come and dwell in us through the Holy Spirit. As we learn how to pray and meditate to the Father through Christ then He brings the Bible to life showing us that He alone has the answers to depression and every other emotional and psychological problem. He begins His work inside us showing us how to control our thoughts that lead to action. Step by step we are transformed into the perfect image of His Son, Jesus Christ.

So, if Christ is in us giving us the light of His glory then why would we run back to the world allowing them to teach us how to live life? Here is the problem, most who call upon the Name of Christ attempt to live in both worlds at the same time. They seek to live in the light while living in the darkness. In so doing they are led into greater confusion. I am not asking you to accept Christ, I am asking you to follow Him, for He is the Way. If you truly believe that Christ has made you into a new creation, where old things have passed away; and you also believe that He will give you everything you need for life and godliness, then there is only one thing left. We must die to self so that we can follow Jesus Christ in the Way. We learn very quickly that we can’t, but He can. We must allow Christ to do His work through us. That’s why true believers always give God all the glory. The Spiritual gifts are His gifts working through us casting out evil, raising the sick, and doing great wonders and miracles. The power of our witness is Jesus Christ working through us to breakdown walls and overcome empires. The more we die to self, the more Christ works through us so powerfully. If we don’t attempt to do it in our own power, then He will do it through us, to the glory of His Father in heaven.

The Bible says, “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:17). If God had sent His beloved Son to condemn the world then no one could be saved. On the other hand, Jesus Christ does judge the world leaving them room for repentance. Let’s be clear that Christ loves the entire world desiring to save everyone from every race, nationality, and religious upbringing. He will judge but not condemn and neither should we. His mission is to save the entire world by showing them the Way, the only Way to the Father. To show them the only Way to a new bountiful life in Christ. Although the world is in the deepest chasm of darkness, Christ still wants to work through us showing people the Way, the only Way to eternal life. Now here is the power that will enlighten the heart even in the deadest sinner. Christ died for us on the Cross to pay the penalty for our sins, then on the third day He arose from the grave and is now seated in heaven at the right hand of the Father. If we die with Him, by dying to self, then we will live with Christ in the newness of life. The simple Gospel will show us the Way, but it takes faith to receive it.

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The Power of No in a World Ravaged by Sin (Video)

We look out upon a world that has gone mad committing every manner of sin. Don’t think for a moment that the ravages of sin are not affecting the believer in Christ. Sin has grown so powerful through the instigation of Satan that it permeates every area of society from the highest to the lowest amongst us. From the cradle to the grave it’s great power has cast most into a life of bondage. Many who claim to know Christ are stuck in the old sin nature. It has driven millions into … After watching the video on my secure website, please share with others.

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The Power of No in a World Ravaged by Sin

We look out upon a world that has gone mad committing every manner of sin. Don’t think for a moment that the ravages of sin are not affecting the believer in Christ. Sin has grown so powerful through the instigation of Satan that it permeates every area of society from the highest to the lowest amongst us. From the cradle to the grave it’s great power has cast most into a life of bondage. Many who claim to know Christ are stuck in the old sin nature. It has driven millions into counseling and drug addiction or to a life of unchecked lawlessness. The horrific pain and suffering caused by sin are both shocking and devastating. Our courts and prisons are bursting at the seams while the world cries out, “What is sin?” Tragically this increasing sin also affects the earth bringing forth one calamity after another. As diseases and epidemics sweep the planet many of them have a direct correlation with sin. It’s so sad that everything is being blamed for the problems of humanity and the destruction of our planet, but no one is blaming sin.

So, in a world ravaged by sin, how can God’s beloved children escape the power of sin and its consequences? A simplistic answer is to say no to sin and to withdraw from those who commit sin, but we will need to be much more detailed in our answer. We will begin our explanation with the negative by saying that the world as a whole or fallen humanity has a very difficult time saying no to sin. What’s so alarming is many believers claim they have no power in themselves to stop the habit of sinning. They try every conceivable method from godless meditation to drugs and counseling with no great success. Many in desperation finally give up and become servants to their sin or sinful habits. This is also proved by the number of their counselors that teach them non-ending techniques to supposedly help them to overcome their many emotional and psychological problems caused by the consequences of their sin or the sin committed to them by others. As a rule, the concept of sin is never discussed among the world’s counselors. On the other hand, only it’s devastating consequences are discussed at length. They always attempt to deal with the effect and not the cause.

This inability to say no to sin is also proved by no longer recognizing sin as a trespass against a Holy God. For the most part, it’s simply recognized as a personal choice. They typically see it as an acceptable routine or social norm that others must accept. They gleefully say, “Why must I say no to something that I don’t see as being wrong in the first place.” That is the tremendous power that Satan has wielded in the last days. He has set about to convince fallen humanity that it’s not sin, nor is it a trespass against a Holy God. The lukewarm church teaches that God winks at their sin and is always ready to forgive with no accountability. To fulfill his satanic agenda he also convinces fallen humanity to destroy the Ten Commandments by removing them from public buildings and the schoolhouse. Then he attacks prayer in school and outlaws bible study in the schoolhouse or in public buildings. Moreover, if he can convince those in leadership to legalize the trespass then in the minds of fallen humanity it must be okay even if it produces dire consequences.

Therefore, the first step in learning how to say no to sin is to learn that the sin, that’s no longer called sin, is a trespass against a Holy God. The Holy Bible has recorded many of these trespasses that fallen humanity has either completely ignored, explained away, or was convinced by the lukewarm Church that it’s not really necessary to keep the commandments of Christ. Yet, it’s these beautiful commands that help the believer to experience the fullness of their new life in Christ. It helps the new believer in Christ to stay away from those things that will pull them down or keep them in bondage to the old life. For example, the law stipulates that we should bring no harm to our bodies (see I Corinthians 3:16-17). So, if certain foods, drinks, drugs, or even cigarettes have been proven to be harmful to our bodies then why do we ignore the commands of God and destroy our bodies? Why do we subject ourselves to the tragic consequences of our sin? Obesity, alcoholism, and lung cancer to name a few is ravaging fallen humanity because they sin against God. So many in our day who claim to know Christ needlessly suffer because they fail to obey the beautiful commands of God, which is sin.

We need to learn how to say no to all sin which is a trespass against God. The second essential step is to make sure that we have completely surrendered our life to Jesus Christ. The Bible speaks of the old man that is crucified with Christ and if we truly allow the old sin nature to die then it no longer has power over us. We have been set free from the power of sin. Praise God! Through faith we believe that God raised Him from the grave. Through faith we also believe that we have been raised with Him to become a new creation, who now has power over sin. (See II Corinthians 5:17; and, Romans 6:6-7). Quite simply we can say no to sin. We can confidently say if the old man died with Christ then it no longer has power over the new man in Christ. While the world struggles with putting off their old sin habits with great agony and frustration, the putting off of the old man has been made easy through faith and dependence upon God through the indwelling Spirit that gives us both courage and peace.

A sure test of our faith: will you be willing to give up every sin and every habit when you discover that it is a trespass against God? This knowledge of God’s Will comes through the personal study of God’s Word, in the Bible. Our personal study of His Word will be brought to life by the indwelling Spirit giving us both a warming and conviction in our heart as we discover each command or the knowledge of His Will. As this happens the indwelling Spirit writes God’s Will and His beautiful commands on our hearts. Once God brings His conviction to our hearts then He also gives us the sufficient grace through faith to obey His Will and His commands. We have the power to say no to the sin! The Bible says, “No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him” (I John 3:6). How glorious it is to be freed from the power of sin. Dear children, as we draw closer to the end every day, it is essential that we say no to sin and say yes to our new life in Christ. Amen

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Lying, Deception, and Distraction in the Last Days (Video)

Almost everyone is doing it, that is lying and wearing their face of deceit, but for God’s beloved children it should not be so. It’s as though we have turned back the clock nearly two thousand years, when Pontius Pilate asked Jesus Christ, “What is truth?” (See John 18:38) Once again, the world has sunk into the depth of immorality not only where they were blind to the truth, but also where few actually spoke the truth. Everything was lying deception and wearing the mask of deceit. Deceitfulness ruled the day. The world has gone full circle now … After watching the video on my secure website, please share with others.

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Lying, Deception, and Distraction in the Last Days

Almost everyone is doing it, that is lying and wearing their face of deceit, but for God’s beloved children it should not be so. It’s as though we have turned back the clock nearly two thousand years, when Pontius Pilate asked Jesus Christ, “What is truth?” (See John 18:38) Once again, the world has sunk into the depth of immorality not only where they were blind to the truth, but also where few actually spoke the truth. Everything was lying deception and wearing the mask of deceit. Deceitfulness ruled the day. The world has gone full circle now, for we have returned once again to those last days, the days of lying deception. As it was before, it has become common place for both our political and religious leaders to speak outrageous lies and wear the mask of deceit. Once again, we discover it’s most difficult to tell when someone is actually telling the truth, even with the rise of the so called “Fact Check” websites. These websites have also been known to take things out of context or bend the truth for their audience. This lying deception has also entered the schools, the news media, and the government changing historical facts, causing us to repeat our same mistakes. Welcome to the 21st Century.

Satan is keeping everyone so busy that they don’t study the whole truth by researching history but spend the majority of their time following the deceptive lies of our age. They can quote the talking points of their professors or the memes from social media but don’t truly understand the history of civilization. They don’t have an in-depth understanding of political theory and ideologies of government, especially the impact of socialism and communism on Christianity. Yet, what we have seen is a dumbing down of education, the news media, and religion. The fallen world gives the population a series of talking points, repeated again and again, never going too deep in historical fact or making a comparative analysis of previous events. While we are chasing the same story being repeated over and over again, the world is being conditioned to think that there is nothing more important to report. All of this so-called news goes through a gatekeeper allowing it to advance the fallen world’s agenda. For example, repeating again and again, the stories of the many killings, highlighting those done by firearms, which advances their agenda on gun control. Another example is all the repeated hateful rhetoric hurled at the President who wants to advance the agenda of his Christian base, whose desire is to stand against the homosexual agenda and the killing of unborn children. And if anyone ever says that there is more to the story that’s not being reported, then they are labeled as a false prophet, an alarmist or even a conspiracy theorist. If we don’t hear the whole truth, then we will remain in bondage.

To understand the truth then we must come to Christ who is the truth. The Bible said, “that Jesus Christ is the truth” and that “truth will set us free” (See John 8:31-32). Simply put if we learn the truth then we will not be led into bondage by the lies and deception of our age but set free. When we come to Christ allowing Him to write His truth on our hearts through the indwelling Spirit then in time, we will develop a Biblical Worldview. To do that we need to understand the history of interpretation of the entire Bible, realizing that much of the accepted Bible interpretation in the modern age has come within the past few hundred years, especially concerning the Second Coming and the Great Tribulation. We need a doctrinal base or systematic theology to pull upon and a working knowledge of the whole Word of God to keep us on track and not be led astray. It will also be helpful to understand some of the original language of the source material used in the formation of our modern-day Bibles. The most important thing is learning how to listen to the indwelling Spirit that will confirm all of His truth in the Bible. The Holy Spirit will never contradict His Word, nor will He add to it or subtract from it. Yes, with God’s help we can know the whole truth and the truth will set us free.

When we develop a Biblical Worldview, by coming to the truth, then our eyes will truly be opened. We will see the fight over the border wall, and the shutting down of the government, along with many other things as simply a distraction. The constant infighting among our elected officials and their hurling of insults at one another is another distraction. To attack every word of our current President and run an endless investigation of his affairs and possible collusion with Russia is also a major distraction. They simply do not want you to hear the real truth, so they constantly bombard us with their lies, deception, and distractions. These lies, and distractions are not limited to just the news media but have entered into every other area accessed by fallen humanity. Every social media platform from Snap Chat, Facebook, and Twitter, to Instagram, are all distractions for fallen humanity with some having the greatest evil portrayed for all to see. When you add to it the worldwide web and YouTube then the entire world is being led around by their noses, by Satan, keeping them busy and uninformed. This later distraction has become so accepted that it is now in our public schools, being used as learning tools, shaping the next generation. As we develop our Biblical Worldview by coming to the truth, we will withdraw from every distraction caused by Satan.

With our eyes fully open then we can begin to see God’s plan for our lives. Imagine with me for a moment, if you will, a world without the internet, cell phones, social media platforms, and a news media that only gives the real news for that day without all the distractions. That is the world that Christ wants for you. As we enter into this world without lies, deception, and distractions then we allow God’s Word alone to have its full effect upon us as believers. We see our new life in Christ where the old life no longer has dominion over us. We understand the depth and latitude of our transformation in Christ. We are finally set free. With our eyes fully open we can see the beauty of the world around us apart from all the technology and the constant inward look of selfishness. We no longer feel the need for constant entertainment. We can truly appreciate silence and solitude. We long for those moments with God alone through both prayer and meditation. We can learn to appreciate our connection with other believers in Christ as God works through us to minister to them. We also appreciate their ministry to us through the utilization of Spiritual gifts. Oh, how we long for the new world in Christ.

As we enter into that world by choice then we as believers will have a tremendous effect upon the world. Although ultimately, we cannot change it, we can have an impact on it for good. We must let our voice be heard, even if they don’t have ears to hear. The border wall may keep out the drugs and illegal immigrants, but it will not stop the wrath of God. Until this nation stops killing millions of babies and the approving of homosexuality, then His wrath will continue to pour out on an unrighteous nation. Electric cars and recycling may slow the changing weather, but it will not stop the wrath of God. As long as we teach our children lies about our history by overlooking the human abuses in communist and socialist countries then the wrath of God will continue to pour out on an unrighteous nation. As long as we allow God’s beautiful children to learn their deceptive lies, then His wrath will continue to be poured out on an unrighteous nation. Let us as God’s holy children, come out from among them. The Bible says, “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye  receive not of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4). So, let it be done. Amen

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