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The Amazing Truth of What We Were Originally Created to Be

I firmly believe that we would need to be blind if we haven’t seen the great trouble humanity and the world is experiencing. We appear to be on the brink of imploding. That is, like the ancient Roman Empire, we will not be destroyed from the great forces from outside, but from within. The trajectory of humanity and the world will end in death and destruction, if we don’t return to what we were originally created to be. We need to return to the beginning to understand, the amazing truth of what we were originally created to be. To the very beginning when humanity was created by God in His image, in the image of Him He created them (See Genesis 1:27). No one can really say how long our first parents, Adam and Eve, were in the Garden of Eden or even how many others were there with them. But one thing we know for sure that those who were created had a personal and dynamic relationship with God. For He walked with them in the Garden in the cool of the day (See Genesis 3:8). God spoke to them in an audible voice giving them instructions and seeing to their every need. There was great freedom with only one known restriction. There was nothing to harm them. They had independent thought as they named and had dominion over all other forms of life.

They were living and enjoying their lives as they were created to be in total innocence, until they disobeyed. Every believer knows the story of the fall. How that once beautiful relationship with their Creator was now severed. In essence God let them go allowing them to sink deeper and deeper into the inevitable consequences of their sin. A remarkable thing surfaced almost immediately about human nature. They simply could not continue without some higher power directing them. Someone or something outside themselves giving them comfort or courage when things were not going so well. This longing caused them to fashion all manner of creatures, sticks and stones to guide their paths. As they advanced in knowledge of the universe they chose stars and planets to guide their thoughts and actions. Although God’s chosen people, the Jews, in time threw off these crutches as useless idols and returned to God, they as a people were not ready to accept the culmination of their faith, the restored life in Christ. They along with the larger part of humanity have remained dead in their trespasses, cut off and separated from their Holy God, their Creator. So many then and now have missed the good news that Jesus Christ came to bring life. (See John 10:10)

For the past two thousand years, just a faithful remnant has truly understood the new life and entered into it with great joy. A new life that forgets what is behind and presses on to a glorious future with a peace that defies understanding (See Philippians 3:13-14; 4:7). Yet, the greatest part about this new life is the restored relationship with our one True God, our Creator. To be able to talk and walk with God along life’s narrow way. To long for those times to be in the Spirit, listening and learning from the Master Himself. To receive His counsel when things don’t go so well, or when we are mistreated by others. To receive His direction when we are faced with a fork in the road. To never feel loneliness, anxiety, or depression for more than just a moment in time, because His counsel and love is always ever present. Even so called righteous anger is very short lived causing us to truly forgive and forget. No matter what happens to the rest of humanity and the world we have the assurance that we will not suffer as the pagan. That nothing can separate us from the love of God (See Romans 8:38).

On the other hand, as I have already alluded too, the rest of humanity will not be so fortunate. They have rejected this new life as a lie continuing on to find other things to support them in their misery. Not unlike the pagan who sought out their idols to give them direction, modern man has sought out his higher learning to be his help in the time of need and his sure course to a happy and fulfilled life. The problem, however, is it has not led to a fulfilled life, but to a life of disappointments and deep-seated emotional or psychological problems. In most, leading to a life of greater immorality. At which point we see the God of heaven letting go, allowing them to sink deeper into the inevitable consequences of their sin (See Romans 1:24,26,28). This I believe, is what’s happening right now. Fallen humanity has rejected their God. They have rejected this once beautiful and majestic relationship to independently try and solve their own problems through their higher learning or by creating other gods. So, God has let them go. How tragic. As fallen humanity sinks deeper into the consequences of their sins, they will become the cause of their own destruction.

Should the faithful remnant give up? God forbid! They say that proof is in the pudding or if it works I’ll take it. The fallen world is no longer listening. They have heard the old, old story. They have received the invitations. They have heard the promise, but have they seen it work? We say that God has given us a new life in Christ. We claim that God speaks to us and everything is so rosy, but the world is crying out in agony, yelling at the top of her lungs, “Where is the proof.” Dear friends, we are the proof. When tragedy strikes how do we act? When we are faced with a sudden emotional or even a psychological problem? How do we act? What do we do? Does the world see us running to the world’s counsel (or even so-called biblical counsel based on the methods of the world) and their array of drugs? Do they instead see us kneel in submission to our Father in Heaven listening to His counsel through the indwelling Spirit, through God’s Holy Word the Bible, or from His faithful servants who are proving their worth by walking as they should? When you are wronged in public how do you react? Do you react as the world does and respond with hateful language? Finally, how about your spouse. Can they see Christ living in you at all times? Can they see the new life in-Christ, becoming more like Christ daily?

In conclusion, have we grown indistinguishable from the crowd? We should feel compelled to always stand out from the rest. To let our light shine ever so brightly in world full of darkness (See Matthew 5:14-16). To let people see the changes that God has made in our lives. To always publicly give Him the glory. We need to be cognitive of this every time we take a step outdoors into the public arena and when they ask about the hope that we have be ready and willing to give it (See I Peter 3:15). Let me encourage you to tell them about your brand-new life where old things are passing away and behold all things have become new (See II Corinthians 5:17). To tell them that this was all accomplished by God, through His Son, Jesus Christ on the Cross. Dear friends, we can tell the old, old story, but they also need to see the change in us, they need to see the proof or everything we say is meaningless. There is great power in our personal testimony when they can also see the change. This is the amazing truth of what we were originally created to be, our new life that has a very personal and dynamic relationship with the God of all creation. Amen

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What Will Be the Measure of Your Faith When Christ Returns? (Video)

If you had to, how would you describe your faith? More importantly, how would God describe it? That is something we want to be sure about when we consider this question, “What will be the measure of your faith when Christ returns?” Faith has been a very loose term tossed around to describe many different things. … While there may be a certain element of truth in all these definitions, for the sake of this article I will only look at the aspect that Christ looks at upon His return to earth. Please share with others.

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What Will Be the Measure of Your Faith When Christ Returns?

If you had to, how would you describe your faith? More importantly, how would God describe it? That is something we want to be sure about when we consider this question, “What will be the measure of your faith when Christ returns?” Faith has been a very loose term tossed around to describe many different things. Some have referred to their particular denomination as the “faith” with the connotation that if you left the denomination for another it would be the same as leaving the faith. Others have used the word quite differently essentially saying if you just had enough faith you could have or do whatever you want. While others have said your faith is simply the collection of all your doctrines that you so tenaciously hold onto. While there may be a certain element of truth in all these definitions, for the sake of this article I will only look at the aspect that Christ looks at upon His return to earth.

To better explain this aspect of faith let’s look at what God expects from those living at the time of Christ’s Second Coming. Let’s look at the broken heart of our Savior when He comes back to earth to receive His Bride, the Church. The Bible says, “I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? (Luke 18:8). The answer to this rhetorical question is, “No.” It would seem that most living at the time of Christ’s Second Coming was rather shallow in their faith. I am sure that they belonged to the Church and believed all their doctrines but had given up any hope of Christ coming swiftly to avenge their tormentors. Now, this does not teach that there will be no Christians when Christ returns. On the other hand, what it does teach is that most will be lacking in the full measure of their faith. I firmly believe that there will be a faithful remnant when Christ finally returns to earth that has the full measure of their faith. So, let’s look at this faith that we should strive for and the faith that Christ wants to see in His followers when He returns.

Simply put, this faith is a strong belief that God will send His Son back to earth to punish those who have inflicted their unrighteous judgment upon His beloved children. That they should be rescued from the awful grips of Satan and his demonic host. Before we pipe up and say, “Not a problem for me” let’s be sure we fully understand just how bad it can get prior to Christ’s glorious return. The people living in the West and especially in the United States will have the most difficult time keeping this faith. Everything taught to them from their pulpits, their movies and their books has been about the great escape. Yes, before things get too bad every believer will be secretly raptured up to heaven while everyone else will be left behind. So, we are faced with the question which kind of faith do we have? A faith that believes that God will come back for us before things get too bad or a Biblical faith that believes that no matter how bad it gets He will return in His time to judge those who have tormented His beloved children.

Here is the problem. If one believes the former that Christ will return before it gets too bad, but He doesn’t, then their faith will surely be tested. When things get really bad beyond what they imagined, they will start to question their faith that He will return to right all wrongs. They may stop praying. They may no longer cry out for God to intervene. They may even stop believing in the Second Coming of Christ. Will Christ find faith upon the earth? The only thing that will keep this faith alive is believing that no matter how bad it gets God will be with you. That He will keep His promise. I would love to spare you of this faithlessness as you stand before God by helping you to prepare for the absolute worst-case scenario. The good news is we don’t need to imagine it we can read about it (or we can listen to it on Tribulation Radio). Yes, I am talking about the book of Revelation. We don’t need to explain it away. We don’t need to spiritualize it. We don’t need to ignore it. We need to ask the Lord to open our eyes so that we can see just how bad it’s going to get.

Yes, open your eyes may be the boldest thing you will do for indeed it shows you the horror of unchecked rebellion. Where every manner of sin is practiced in the open for all to see. Murder, mass shootings, sex slaves, gang rape, the acceptance of homosexuality, the transgender and bestiality along with other forms of perversion barely scratch the surface of the demonic hold on the world. It makes Sodom and Gomorrah look tame in comparison. Then there is God’s rebuke by pouring out the full extent of His wrath upon an unrepentant world by allowing it to sink deeper into its immorality and the natural outcome of not taking care of the planet. From pollution in the oceans killing all the sea-life allowing it to wash upon the seashore to the contamination of drinking water and the air we breathe. From the pandemics sweeping the planet to the increase in psychological problems among many trying to deal with the world’s problems. Where in the near future most of the population will no longer work but draw their food and water rations from those in power making even socialism look ideal. For most they will say, “Who cares about the identification mark when our families are starving.” Who bothers to pray anymore? Take a long hard look at the book of Revelation and stop trying to explain it away or making it apply to some future dispensation.

Once we have done that we must decide to come out of the world by no longer following their ways. We have chosen the Way of righteousness then we need to walk in it. We must continue to walk in the classic biblical faith of believing that God will send His Son to earth to punish those who have judged you with an unrighteous judgment. That is, so many have been classified by the ever-expanding DSM manual to have some emotional or psychological problem needing their drugs and counseling for life. Let’s have faith believing that God has truly delivered us from the old sin nature giving us a brand-new life, where old things have passed away. Have faith believing that God is hearing your cries. He has not left us alone as the world pulls further away from everything called God. He is right here with us promising to never leave us or forsake us (See Hebrews 13:5). We must continue to pray knowing that it is the power to keep you strong in your faith. It is the power to reach up to heaven crying out to a righteous God asking Him to come swiftly and judge those who have come against you in the name of Satan and his ruthless power here on earth. Ask yourself, “What will be the measure of your faith at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ?”

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The Last War to be Waged on Earth (Video)

As the battle lines are drawn between North Korea and the United States there is a greater battle to be waged. As the battle lines are drawn between the liberals and conservatives there is a greater battle to be waged. As the battle lines are drawn between those who want to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel and those who don’t there is a greater battle to be waged. A battle of all battles that will end life on earth as we now know it. This last war to be waged on earth is between the children of Light and the Sons of Darkness. Join us for this video presentation featuring vocalists Paula Disbrow and Lynda Sturdevant and much more.

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The Last War to be Waged on Earth

As the battle lines are drawn between North Korea and the United States there is a greater battle to be waged. As the battle lines are drawn between the liberals and conservatives there is a greater battle to be waged. As the battle lines are drawn between those who want to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel and those who don’t there is a greater battle to be waged. A battle of all battles that will end life on earth as we now know it. This last war to be waged on earth is between the children of Light and the sons of darkness. This will not be your typical battle. Nuclear and biological weapons will not suffice. Protests and marches will have no effect. Even putting together a digital army in the millions, will not change the outcome. The last war to be waged on earth will be directed by God, our true Commander in Chief. A war that will truly defeat the enemy and scuttle the sons of darkness. God is doing and will continue to do His part. He is calling His children, the children of Light, to do their part. Continue reading The Last War to be Waged on Earth