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Formidable Voice to a Divided World

Should there be unity among all believers? This question has captivated the heart of man since the time of Christ. The Catholic church still embraces this notion of unity, but now allows great diversity among its ranks. The evangelical church has splintered off into a multitude of denominations each with their own exclusive doctrines and practices shunning the rest. This has also given rise to other fringe groups producing both fanatical and the heretical. Yet, Jesus Christ prayed for unity among all true believers, that they would be one as the Father and the Son are One, in unity of thought and action. Jesus went on to say that this unity among true believers would be a witness to the world that He was sent by the Father. Unity among all true believers would be a witness! Let me suggest that this would be a very powerful witness to a dying world that has all but rejected Jesus Christ as the only Savior. The voice of Christians and the diversity of His churches has had little effect upon the world. No one is listening. Yet they listen to the heathen in protest, while their numbers are very small, their voices are united. The unrighteous minority has had a profound effect upon the direction of this country, while the Christian Church has had almost none. Christian unity can have a formidable voice to a divided world, but before we continue it’s necessary to deal with the one objection that many have in our day when discussing unity.

So, what is that objection? Perhaps the greatest objection is what we see in the Catholic Church which has brought great diversity of doctrine into the church. Moreover, as of late much of this doctrine is embracing a liberal theology and an openness to accept other world religions on equal footing with Christianity. This kind of unity was aggressively disputed by the early Church and should also be aggressively disputed by the evangelical Christian. But even all this should not close the door to the kind of unity that our Lord and His Apostles spoke so highly about in the Bible. The unity that we as believers should strive for should be the fundamental truths of Christianity, that all believers must adhere to if they claim to be a Christian. If every true believer accomplished this and came together in unity they indeed would turn the world upside down. The world would hear a formidable voice! A voice that would tell the world that Christ did come in power to offer His salvation to the world; that we are not going quietly into the night; that we will not be overcome; and, if necessary we will all together suffer persecution rather than deny our faith. Let’s be clear the last thing we want is another denomination or another splinter group. On the other hand, we want all believers from whatever church they decide to attend to come together in unity of faith to stand up to the world with one voice. Let’s also be clear that we are not necessarily talking about standing against a certain administration, but we are talking about the world in general. We are letting our voice be heard for the people, all the people.

So, what is this fundamental faith that all true believers should possess? It’s actually quite simple, but very profound. Only fallen humanity has made it difficult. Before we get started you might ask yourself a question, “What’s in your faith that you would be willing to die for?” This will be the yardstick that we will use to measure the importance of your beliefs. Anything else in our cherished doctrines could be debated until Christ returns, but should not separate true believers in the Lord. It’s these open disagreements that have separated believers, thus having the world turn away shrugging their shoulders and stopping their ears. This must change. Only what we can agree on, can be openly proclaimed to the unbelieving world, all other religious discussion must remain mute. Even when having discussion among so called believers it must be made clear what’s imperative and what’s open for discussion. Until this happens we will never have the effect we want to have on the unbelieving world.

So, let’s look at the simple yet profound fundamentals of the Christian faith that we should all agree, to become that formidable voice to a divided world. It’s essential that we have a clear understanding of who Christ is and an understanding of the Gospel message. Clearly Jesus Christ is and was the expected Jewish Messiah fulfilling all the Old Testament prophecies about Him. He came to fulfill the role as a Suffering Servant and One who would take away the sins of the world. He came in the flesh, all human, but at the same time all divine as the only begotten Son of God. To reject either is counter Christian and aligns you with the cults, false prophets and other world religions that reject Christ’s divinity, such as the Islamic religion. Furthermore, all power in heaven and earth was given to Jesus Christ by the Father. Truly there is great power in the Name of Christ. Jesus Christ was pre-existence with the Father before the creation of the world and for humanity He is the alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. Finally, it’s imperative to understand and agree with the simple Gospel of Jesus Christ that it is a gift from God, not by works unless anyone should boast, but it is by grace, an unmerited favor. Through faith believing that Jesus Christ is exactly who He said He was, and believing He did what He said He would do, to bring salvation to humanity. Yes, Jesus Christ did die on the Cross and all our sins was placed upon Him as an atoning sacrifice. And, yes on the third day Jesus Christ did arise from the grave and is now seated at the right hand of the Father in Heaven making intercession for His followers. And, yes all our sins are forgiven and salvation is offered to all of humanity through faith, allowing us to escape the eternal damnation of hell, and to have life everlasting in heaven. Finally, Jesus Christ made it very clear that He is the only way to the Father, which eliminates all other religions. The Bible says, “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me’” (John 14:7). For this every true Christian should be willing to die. We believe in the simple, yet profound Gospel, which should unite all true believers in Christ.

The second fundamental is, what God does for the new believers in Christ. After repentance of sins and belief we are forgiven of all our sins past, present and future so that we can be made into a brand-new creation in Christ. This is more than just a clean slate. We are given a new personality, new likes and dislikes, and the heart of stone is replaced with a heart of love and compassion for all the people. Then immediately the Holy Spirit is given to every true believer as a guarantee of our future inheritance in heaven. Through the indwelling Spirit we now have direct access to the Father as a child of the King. There are many wonderful and great promises in the Bible, but by far these are the greatest. We accept these promises on faith. To do less is to doubt God and seriously question your position as a true believer in Christ. Not only does the indwelling Holy Spirit open our eyes to the truth and bring to memory everything that Jesus Christ taught He also comes bearing gifts for every believer in Christ. Along with this awesome gift of the indwelling Holy Spirit comes all the needed tools (or Spiritual gifts) for the ministry. Although, there may be some disagreement of which Gifts are available. Everyone should agree that a needed gift for a specific occasion does take place and I would venture to say that all true believers will experience the use of at least one Spiritual gift in their life time. Furthermore, it is the indwelling Spirit that produces Spiritual fruit in every true believer as we continue our Spiritual growth from one degree of glory to another.

The third fundamental is, what God expects from us. He expects us to grow spiritually from one degree of glory to another by daily putting off the old life (or the old man) and putting on the new life in Christ. Again, we have been given the tools to make this possible by allowing the indwelling Holy Spirit to write God’s commandments upon our hearts and then to bring conviction and encouragement when we fail to apply them to our new life in Christ. Christ said if you love me you will keep my commandments. And His commands are not burdensome but each helps us to love God and one another. It is sad to say that most of God’s commandments, even the ones in the New Testament alone, are completely overlooked, ignored, and not applied to the believer’s life. Yet, it is these commandments that really show us how to love God and our fellow man. It is these commands that takes us by the hand and leads us into the new life in Christ. It is the indwelling Holy Spirit that always convicts us and encourages us to apply them to our new life. If you are growing in Christ, then I can assure you that you have a great desire for unity with other true believers that hold to these fundamental beliefs. I can assure you that you have a great desire to allow your voice to be heard in a divided world.

All our marching to get the heathen world to obey God’s commandments will change nothing. All our preaching to the heathen about doing the right thing will change nothing. Even our favorite doctrine about eschatology will change nothing. It will not change hearts. The only thing that will change the heart of man is the Gospel along with the fundamental truths that all Christians share. To change the heart of man is only possible through the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Only when we come together believing that Christ brought us a new life in Him giving us the Gift of the Holy Spirit as our guarantee will we be able to affect the direction of this country. I say it again, where is the united and formidable voice for Jesus Christ? If the heathen can come together in small numbers and change the direction of this country and the world, imagine what God’s children can do if they only speak up. Speak together as one united voice for Christ. Please don’t take all your favorite hotly debated doctrines to the heathen, but only take the fundamentals of God’s Truth, what God has done for humanity and what He expects us to do. Nothing more and nothing less, then we will truly change the world for Christ.

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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 Prophetic Note – The New Globalist

With the election of Donald J. Trump as the President of the United States it has rendered a serious blow to the old Globalist and championed a new voice for Nationalism. If the campaign rhetoric holds true there will be a much stronger and more robust military to extend its power, but limit its presence in the world’s many civil wars and those nations who squabble over territorial rights, and religious or secretarial differences. Open borders and free trade will be curtailed to equalize a larger benefit to a nation that looks to rebuild itself as the richest and most powerful nation on the earth. But don’t think for one minute that this will turn into quasi isolationism. The new Globalist will indeed exercise its power over all the nations both militarily and economically expanding, not limiting, trade and intercourse for the nation’s best interest. Although natural blocks may be formed unifying certain countries together for perceived protection, trade agreements, and strongly held religious or non-religious beliefs. These blocks will simply follow the biblical prophecy that says eventually the Kings of the East will believe that they can make a united stand against the strongest and most feared nation in the world, leading into what Christians call Armageddon. For now, there will be a new Globalist setting up his new kingdom creating euphoria amongst a people who has suffered long economically under the old Globalist. This new measure under President Donald J. Trump will win the hearts and minds of all the people creating unity, and for this we will praise God. Continue reading The Prophetic Note – The New Globalist

The Christmas Show 2016

The Christmas Show 2016

Please join us for our annual Christmas show with great music, biblical commentary, prayers, and most importantly the gospel message. We will both look back at the birth of Jesus Christ who has come to save humanity and then look to the future as we anticipate the soon coming of Jesus as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Please share with others.

The Prophetic Note – The Deception

What are you reading or listening to? How much are you reading or listening to? We live in a day of readers, listeners, and watchers. They spend hours every day performing these activates while ignoring their impersonal relationships. Most believe that they have the power to discern truth from error. Yet, the deception from all your media outlets including what you read and watch on social media will be so strong it will lead everyone to believe the lie. God says if possible the very elect will be deceived. At this point, everyone’s point of view is so different and contradictory that deception to a certain degree is held in check, but that’s all about to change rather quickly. Even those in world leadership are starting to see this shortcoming and are now more aggressively feeding the public with the many dangers that come from unregulated news, which they call fake news or conspiracy theories. Unless its endorsed by those in power as being the truth then it will be rebuffed leading to even more confusion leading most to question what’s being reported. Furthermore, accepted science is now taking a lead in rebuffing all so-called prophecies of gloom and doom by quoting so called scientific fact. Again, leading to greater confusion while even Christians are trying to square scientific reporting with biblical authority. Continue reading The Prophetic Note – The Deception