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Commonality of the Lukewarm Church and Catastrophes

To use the lukewarm church and catastrophes in the same sentence unveils what most would like to escape, the Great Tribulation. There appears to be a commonality between the lukewarm church and the increase in catastrophes worldwide driving most to seek additional signs. For two thousand years prophets and seers have foretold the end of all things as we know it. Even the Bible is replete with detailed scenarios of the end time events spawning numerous interpretations most in rock solid cement. What if. What if the time has finally come. No matter what your interpretation, you feel compelled to do something. Going to a mountain top, sitting down and waiting for Christ to come is not an option. As world events get worse and the Church slips deeper into lukewarmness we can argue how close the Great Tribulation is or we can prepare to stand firm in the day in which we live.

If we say, don’t talk to me about the Tribulation, because I know that Christ is coming any minute now to rapture me, before it gets too bad. Moreover, we know our Bible says we are not destined for wrath. I would be the first one to agree, but can we talk back to God? Are we going to tell God that He is not permitted to pour out his wrath on an unrepentant world? On a world that’s worse, in many respects, than Sodom and Gomorrah. Well, the good news is we don’t need to talk back to God. We can allow His wrath to be poured out, because we are standing on His promise that His wrath will not touch us. The Bible says, “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ” (I Thessalonians 5:9). Therefore, if we see the pagan swept away in the flood of God’s divine wrath and we are left behind to strengthen what remains then we will thank our God. We thank Him that we have obtained salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ. On the other hand, if we too are killed by some great catastrophe then we have the assurance that it was not caused by God’s wrath. No, it’s cause was the Providence of God. It is simply our time to die, our time to be raptured away into the glories of Heaven. Praise God.

Indeed, these are most amazing times when one home is consumed with a raging fire and the one next to it is left without a touch, not even the smell of smoke, or one person is swept away by flood waters and the other person by some great miracle was never harmed. We have seen this in every so called natural disaster to descend upon the planet. One will be taken in sudden death and the other one will be left completely unharmed. Both are reminiscent of the biblical account. The Bible says, “Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left” (Matthew 24:40-41). We cannot explain how one can be taken and the other left no more than we can explain why one person dies at a very young age and the other lives beyond a hundred. The whole point that Christ makes, is we should be ready at any time to go and be with the Lord or be left in this world to endure more hardships or persecutions caused by an unbelieving world. He makes this very clear in the next verse that says, “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come” (Matthew 24:42). We do not know what hour He comes for us, nor do we know what hour He will come in the clouds for everyone. At His coming some will have the great privilege to stay and build His Kingdom here on earth while others will be swept away into everlasting punishment.

Night is approaching for every man, when he cannot work. Let us work while it is still day. The Bible says, “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world” (John 9:4-5). The meaning is the night of death, and of the grave, and suggesting His own death. The night of death is a time when nothing can be done. The Bible also says, “There is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave” (Ecclesiastes 9:10). While Jesus was alive, before His death on the Cross, He would do His great work. He was the light of the world. So, until Christ comes at the end of the age or at the end of our life, we need to be working, while its still day. While it is still light. While we are still alive. So, if the rapture, His coming in the clouds where every eye will see, never comes until after the Great Tribulation then so be it. Let us roll up our sleeves and get to work

We simply cannot go up to the mountain top, sit down and wait for His coming in the clouds. It so sad that so many in our day are doing that. They will spend all their time looking at the signs (sitting on the mountain top) and not doing the Kingdom work. They will spend all their time discussing their take on eschatology (sitting on the mountain top) and not doing the Kingdom work. Or they will spend all their time playing games, going to pot lucks, movies, surfing the net or posting on Social Media (sitting on the mountain top) and not doing the Kingdom work. The Kingdom work is hard, but we are all called to it. Not just a select few, but all of us who are saved and followers of Jesus Christ. Until Jesus Christ comes in the clouds at the end of the age or until he comes for you at the end of your life then we need to stay busy doing the Kingdom work. And there is much work to be done. Encouraging the faint hearted, strengthening the weak minded, and above all lighting a fire under the lukewarm church.

So, how do we light a fire under the lukewarm church? They say that most learning is caught and not taught. I sincerely believe there is truth in this statement. Especially, when I look at the life of Jesus Christ and His Holy Apostles. They all were perfect examples of living out the life that they were teaching. Yes, they modeled Christianity. The new life in Christ. So, do we really want to make a change in the lukewarm church then we first must make a change in our own lives. Are we really modeling the new life in Christ? Are we really on fire for Christ. Are we truly excited about this new life? Are we so excited that we can’t stop telling others about it? Are we truly growing from one degree of glory to another? Are we demonstrating all the fruits of the Spirit? Are we using our Spiritual Gifts to the glory of God? When we can answer yes to all these questions then we are lighting a fire under the lukewarm church. Dear children, let me implore you to come down from the mountain top, roll up your sleeves and start working in the Kingdom by demonstrating the new life in Christ.

So, what is the commonality between the increase in catastrophes and the lukewarm church? When the Christian churches are no longer viable in stopping the increase in lawlessness or every manner of perversion then it invites God to pour out His wrath upon an unrepentant world. There is a great deal of similarities between the trumpets of God’s judgments and the Bowels of His wrath with the increase in catastrophes. If this continues without true repentance from the lukewarm church then every follower of Christ in every country will be persecuted. Let me leave you with these words from God’s Word, “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men” (Matthew 5:13). Friends, it’s time to raise our voices for truth and righteousness to be heard around the world and being unafraid to model our new life in Christ or suffer the consequences of being trodden underfoot by men.

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Making Sense Out of Another Tragedy

The nation was shocked again with another mass shooting this time in Las Vegas, Nevada. Already blame is given to mental illness. gun control, ISIS, and the list goes on and on, but no one looks at the real problem. It’s like the whole world and most of Christianity ignores the problem completely. Yes, it is a deep-rooted problem that goes back many years, perhaps as far back as the 1950’s. Until we recognize the problem we will never be able to solve it. Everyone will admit that what a man thinks is what he will eventually do. This was a truth taught by the Bible and echoed by Jesus Christ and His Apostles. Proverbs says, “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…” (Proverbs 23:7). And clearly a man always thinks what he has been taught.

Well since the 1950’s we have been teaching man what we want him to think. Not just a few learned men, but all men, women and children to learn while they are still in the cradle. To learn from the experts of our age through many different mediums that follow us every moment of every day. Constantly learning from elementary school to the world-wide web to the movies we watch to the music we listen to, to the article you are reading now. We are constantly learning from social media to the news media. From High School to the College professor we are being taught what the social engineers want us to learn. One only needs to look at the division in this country to see the affect that learning has had on the young people teaching them the liberal mindset verses the older generation, which is more conservative. The real war coming is the war of information given to the population that controls their thinking and eventually their action.

Christianity is caught in the quagmire of competing forces. On one side is the New World Order and its liberal mindset and on the other side is the old world trying to maintain its conservative values while trying to keep up with the information coming at them at the speed of light through social media, YouTube, and the world-wide web. Then there are groups like ISIS trying to hang on to what they see as their conservative values of hate and dissemination. If we have eyes to see, we can see what is coming. The New World Order is destined to win the day. They will win the day by pitting one conservative group against another. They will win the day by raising up a liberal fringe element to make war upon the conservatives and their religious values. They will win the day because they have already won most all the young people and the older generation will eventually die out.

They will win the day because it has been prophesized in Holy Scripture. There will come a time when every conservative person who hangs onto their religious values will become an enemy of the State, or the New World Order. Personally, I would love to say that there is time to turn back the clock, but I am afraid it is too late. The dye has already been cast. The hearts and minds of the young people have already been won. However, not all is lost. We as Christians still have opportunity to strengthen what remains and as we do, it will only cause the chasm to grower deeper. So, what can we do now to strengthen what remains?

To strengthen what remains will be difficult, but not impossible. First, we must jettison any physical fight mentality. We cannot wage war the way the world does, but we can fight back by waging spiritual warfare. If you have not noticed Satan has gotten much stronger in our day. Probably because he knows that his time is short. We must stand strong emotionally and psychologically by allowing God to counsel all our difficulties through His anointed Word and spiritual counselors. If you fail at this point you will not be made strong. Strong enough to withstand the Day. Secondly, we must not follow the world in its endless learning from everything that is being thrown at us from the world. I rarely scroll more than few seconds on Facebook, hardly ever watch a YouTube video, very discrete on movies I watch or music that I listen to, and rarely go beyond the headlines on the news media. But even doing all that will not make us strong. It will not strengthen what remains. There are many things we can do. We can fellowship with mature Christians either face to face or by reading their inspired articles, books, or listening to their podcast on the radio. We can search the Scripture to see if those things are so. We can pray long and mediate upon those things that the Lord would have us to think about. And when we search the world-wide web we must be very careful not assuming that all that we read is the truth.

Finally, it’s imperative that we help our children. If we don’t they will be overcome by the world. I firmly recommend that every Christian family remove their children from public school. Either find a private Christian school or learn how to teach them yourself at home. And if you are unwilling to do that then you must talk to your children every day about what they are learning in school. They must hear, what does God say. The peer pressure that they receive from the school to conform to the world and its standards will be most difficult especially for a young mind. We must strengthen what remains or all will be lost. Let me leave you with these words from God’s Holy Word. “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). Amen

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Is Jesus Christ a Nationalist or a Globalist?

Is Jesus Christ a nationalist or a globalist? Let’s not be too quick to answer that question until we examine the facts. I believe that both political camps on either side of the divide would claim divine support for their position. In recent years’ globalism has gained support from most of the younger generation in the West and especially in America. This is due in large part because of the professors of higher learning and the movie industry. Young people are taught that everyone should put their differences aside for the greater good of a united world where every nation and every people group would be considered equal. Where most would agree that all races should be accepted as equals, they now also include all sexual orientations, all religions, all immigrants and their form of personal government even if it does not agree with the constitution and laws of the host country. Continue reading Is Jesus Christ a Nationalist or a Globalist?

Clinton Extends Obama’s Dynasty

As an obedient follower of Christ when He says go and speak to the people again, then I must listen and obey. A few items from last week plus some additional stern warnings from the Lord. Please listen to the end and share with others this urgent message.

Tribulation Radio – “Danger of Clinton’s Globalization”

A Voice to the Christian remnant living in the last days. What’s the one topic missing in the election that will impact every true believer in-Christ? Discover with us the real dangers of globalization that’s tenaciously held by Hillary Clinton to continue Obama’s dynasty and his ungodly agenda. After the study, remember to stay tuned for a weekly News Commentary from a Christian perspective, encouraging music, personal testimonies and prayers. Please share with others.