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Wake Up! And Strengthen the Things Which Remain (Video)

I have always wondered how the entire world could be swept away so easily by evil. I have also agonized over why the church of our day is being led into lukewarm Christianity. Why are most satisfied with a daily prayer, the reading of a few verses in Scripture, the chasing after the latest prophetic message, and a weekly worship service? While most of Christianity is on the verge of dying, all they can talk about is the great escape before things get too bad. Almost no one is talking about strengthening what remains and perfecting their works before God. Hardly anyone is talking about transformation in Christ and becoming all that God wants us to be. After watching the video on my secure website, please share with others.

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Wake Up! And Strengthen the Things Which Remain

I have always wondered how the entire world could be swept away so easily by evil. I have also agonized over why the church of our day is being led into lukewarm Christianity. Why are most satisfied with a daily prayer, the reading of a few verses in Scripture, the chasing after the latest prophetic message, and a weekly worship service? While most of Christianity is on the verge of dying, all they can talk about is the great escape before things get too bad. Almost no one is talking about strengthening what remains and perfecting their works before God. Hardly anyone is talking about transformation in Christ and becoming all that God wants us to be. The Bible says, “Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God” (Revelation 3:2). We will discover together how to strengthen those things which remain and how to perfect our works before God. If we don’t then those things which lie ahead will drag us further down into a pit of misery and the Great Tribulation meant to refine and awaken His Church.

As athletes practice and work out daily to win the prize, so does the believer in Christ. Walking the aisle and deciding to follow Jesus Christ is only the first step in a long journey of enduring many different trials and tribulations. It’s a lifelong journey of overcoming many obstacles and dangerous pitfalls sent by the enemy. Yet through all this, the Christian grows stronger as he learns to walk in his faith every hour of every day. As he keeps in step with the indwelling Spirit, he learns all the disciplines of the Christian faith. He learns very quickly that the beginning of his strength comes from putting off the old life and the ways of the fallen world that have pulled him down from the cradle. He learns that everything in the world of fallen humanity is directed by the powers of evil and the wiles of the devil to keep him from experiencing the joy of his salvation. As the athlete strengthens his muscles to accomplish his goals, the Christian’s real strength comes from putting on the new life in Christ, but again this is only the first step. However, it is a very important step because one must really believe that they have a new life in Christ. Without belief in the new life, the old devil will continue to pull you down convincing you that you are not worthy of the new life in Christ. Or convincing you that you need the help of fallen humanity to succeed, which is a lie of the devil.

Let’s digress a bit and discover together how today’s Christian has suffered such a great loss and needs to strengthen what remains. Simply put, today’s Christian has believed the lie of the devil. He no longer believes in the new life in Christ. He no longer believes that old things have truly passed away, which is a direct contradiction of the Bible that says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (II Corinthians 5:17). Furthermore, Christ does not give us this new life and then depart back to heaven leaving us to work things out on our own. On the contrary, He gives us the indwelling Spirit whose express job is to help us put off the old life and put on the new life in Christ through what is known as transformation in Christ. The indwelling Spirit does not come empty-handed but has all the resources of the Godhead that has been written down in Holy Scripture conveyed to us as we grow from one degree of glory to another. The Bible says, “According to his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue” (II Peter 1:3). Yet, fallen humanity and the carnal Christian no longer believe this truth and have suffered a great loss because of it.

So, the first step to strengthen what remains is to reject the lie of the devil and start believing the truth. Once that takes place then we need to learn “all things that pertain unto life and godliness.” The best place to start is the inward discipline of meditation and prayer: to study, understand, and apply God’s Holy Word to your life. For example, if we read in the Sermon on the Mount that we need to turn the other cheek and go the extra mile along with many other beautiful truths, then through prayer and meditation we learn how to apply these truths to our lives. Step by step as the indwelling Spirit leads, we learn and apply each truth to our lives thus helping us to grow closer to Christ and to experience the power of the transformation, becoming all that He wants us to be in Christ. Friends, the world cannot do this. The unbelieving or carnal Christian cannot do this. This is only possible through faith, believing with our entire heart, and obedience to God’s direction through the indwelling Spirit. The good news is, the more we grow in Christ, the easier it becomes to throw off the yoke of the fallen world and the lies of the devil. Depression, anxiety, loneliness, grief, anger, along with hundreds of other so-called disorders pass away and are dealt with easily through the power and truth of the indwelling Spirit.

The second step is to learn and apply the outward disciplines of simplicity, solitude, submission, and service. We begin by learning that we are no longer controlled by a desire to amass wealth and prosperity. Our true treasure is stored up in heaven as we give ourselves fully to others through both financial and Spiritual gifts. We learn that our true wealth is in our solitude before a holy God. We love and appreciate the truly quiet life of allowing God to speak to us through the indwelling Spirit. Allowing Him to direct us along the narrow path as we meditate on God’s written Word in the Holy Bible. No longer afflicted with loneliness we enjoy hours of quiet meditation before the Lord in solitude. We learn true submission to others through humility by honoring others above ourselves, seeking their opinion even if they are considered less than us. And then finally in our last outward discipline, we learn service to God and to others. Simply put, we live to serve others. All that we do, we do for others that God might be glorified. Each step of the way we begin to realize the Spiritual growth that is taking place within us as we experience the power of transformation in Christ.

Finally, as we seek to strengthen those things that remain in our Christian faith, we don’t ignore the corporate disciplines that are also essential to our Spiritual growth. The Bible says that we should confess our sins one to another. We all stumble by saying and doing things to others that are not right, that can be hurtful and even cause a weaker brother to stumble. It takes a mature believer in Christ to humbly confess one’s faults to another seeking their forgiveness as we also seek absolution from God alone. Although there are many other disciplines, we have only chosen to look at a few for this particular study. The next outward disciplines we will look at today are worship and evangelism. To worship God with others, even if it’s only a few others, is valuable to your faith in that we garner a much higher experience in both knowledge and insight through the power of the Holy Spirit. The Bible says, “And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness” (Acts 4:31). And of course, this leads into our last discipline to be discussed which is evangelism or sharing the gospel, or simply being able to explain to someone about the hope that you have in Christ Jesus. There is no greater help to your faith and growth in Christ Jesus than sharing it with others. An essential discipline to help us to strengthen the things which remain and being ready for the return of Christ in glory. Amen

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Warning: Social Media and It’s Manipulation by Antichrist (Video)

Perhaps one of the greatest dangers facing any society is division among the masses. Give people a little knowledge and a voice on the world stage with no accountability or rules of engagement it will produce pandemonium and even greater confusion. Learning how to manipulate those voices into a coherent objective through false narratives is not only dangerous for any society but could also have devastating results for all of humanity. This will be used by Antichrist … Please share with others after viewing the entire video on my secure website.

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Warning: Social Media and It’s Manipulation by Antichrist

Perhaps one of the greatest dangers facing any society is division among the masses. Give people a little knowledge and a voice on the world stage with no accountability or rules of engagement it will produce pandemonium and even greater confusion. Learning how to manipulate those voices into a coherent objective through false narratives is not only dangerous for any society but could also have devastating results for all of humanity. This will be used by Antichrist to manipulate the masses. That has never been possible before, beyond nation states relying on books, speeches, and print media. Dialogue was primarily between one’s neighbor, a small group, family clan or the reach of the Church, institutions or government assembly. Although we have had news media outlets for some time now in the modern age, most would have just accepted or rejected their brief reporting and then went on with the rest of their life, typically only sharing it among their peers.

With the coming of Social Media that has all changed. Now they have been given a much larger audience. It has given them a voice to the masses, not only to share their own personal thoughts about life, but to assimilate information from others. To receive information from many different kinds of people from every walk of life, religion, and morals. In conjunction with the portable cellphone these Social Media sites can all be accessed anywhere at any time 24/7 to share on, but mainly to assimilate information. There is a continuous news feed of information. Unlike schools of higher learning and Hollywood’s proliferation of countless movies to teach the masses, that has shaped our society for over sixty years, Social Media never turns off and has the ability to project a false narrative to a greater number of people in every corner of our world. The false narratives shared has only created greater confusion among the masses in every area of thought, especially in the area of politics and theology. This new platform has subjugated the local church and even the established news media to a certain degree with the latest manipulation from unseen powers seeking to shape the world in its own image.

As a Christian, and a pastor for over 40 years, I know I can never really change the direction of the world, but I can help His children and those willing to listen to understand what’s happening behind the scenes. To see the big picture on how this generation is being manipulated to forget their original calling of God and to be sucked into a false narrative to fight against the opposition even if that completely changes their character making them just as bad in the eyes of a Holy God. A trespass is a trespass no matter which side is committing it. 1Those in power have already proven that they can take a ragtag group of so-called deplorable people and turn them into a powerful force to be reckoned with among the world’s elite. And this was accomplished through Social Media. I am not, at least at this point, referring to President Trump, whom I support and voted for. However, I do see the stage being set through the manipulating of voices on Social Media. It does not take much narrative, false or otherwise, to control and manipulate a very large segment of the population through Social Media.

As Christians we need great discernment to stop believing the lie or the false narrative. Stop believing every post that you read. Stop believing every video you watch. A good way to discern blog articles and videos is what are they trying to advertise with their pop-up ads? Is it sexual in nature or does their ad promote something contrary to sound doctrine? Moreover, don’t you realize that God’s Word is free and that it should never be peddled as merchandise?2 Don’t you know that God can raise up prophets and pastors to speak on things in society without you surfing through the internet discovering half-truths on your own?3 People have become masters at twisting the truth and making it a lie or taking a lie and making look like the gospel truth.4 If we can’t get past the third or fourth post on the Social Media news-feed without red flags going off, then we must realize that someone is passing on false narratives to be used by those in power and that will be used by the coming Antichrist. Remember it was Christ who instituted the Church giving authority to its leaders to give you everything you need for life and godliness.5

We must come out from among them while we can and the best place to begin is stop participating in their hateful rhetoric. Social media has robbed humanity of so very much, and of course, that was, the devil’s plans from the beginning.6 If he can change history by re-writing it, or change the narrative and make you believe it, then you will be led to fight against any opposing force. He may even lead you to persecute Christians on the other side, which has been seen throughout Christian history. You will be led to follow the new deliverer in accepting any new initiative or project coming in the future. He will fill up your minds with hateful rhetoric for the other side that will grow like a virus. I have been amazed at how easy people can attack others on Social Media because they did not align with their pitiful understanding of theology or world affairs. This is made easier because they are not talking to the other person face to face, in person. Primarily, because there is no longer Church authority, they have easily accepted whatever makes sense to them or what they have found on the internet to agree with them in their error.7

When Christians start getting their theology only from Social Media we are in deep trouble as a nation and as a people of God. Even the quoting of Scripture can be taken completely out of context to prove a false narrative. This break down of Biblical theology among God’s children allows them to easily assimilate false doctrine at an alarming rate on Social Media. If we are not grounded in our faith, then we will believe the lie.8 We say that we are against globalization, but we easily talk to other faiths and assimilate whatever makes sense even if disagrees with the clear teachings from God’s Word. Dear children, we really need to spend more time in the Bible developing our theology and allowing the indwelling Spirit to write it on our hearts.9 For the Christian their narrative should always be about Jesus Christ and the new life He promises, not to fill their heads with nonsense.10 Dear children, we all see the signs of His coming so let’s get busy now and make sure we are living the life that He has called us to.

We have given up so much to be tied to our cellphones and the Social Media platform. Although I too have developed a few select friends on Facebook, I spend much more time developing a personal relationship with my Lord. Let me encourage everyone to come out from the world and find a small group of friends or neighbors to share your life with. If possible, find a church home that still preaches the truth, a place where you can build meaningful relationships with real people you can converse with face to face, in person. Believe me, you will be much richer because of it. You will learn to be more sympathetic, more understanding, and more giving when you are looking at the person you are talking to. We were actually created for God and for one another.11 It’s a wonderful thing to actually read the other person’s body language when talking to them in person, to sense their feelings and to reach out and touch their hurts. Take time now, before time is no more, to develop a personal relationship with others and with God through personal prayer and meditation. Stand firm dear children, because the coming Antichrist will use Social Media and the internet to manipulate you to follow him.

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The New Resistance Ordained by God (Video)

If the current division in this country and from around the world goes unabated, then the devil will have won. If the mudslinging and hateful rhetoric continues, then we will have made a path for the coming Antichrist to exercise his dominion over all humanity. If the marching, the vandalism, and the fighting continues, then the devil’s kingdom will be cast into utter darkness and decay. As Christians, we must resist the powers of darkness and the devil, but our strategy must change. Destruction, persecution, and death are on the horizon. We need a new resistance. We need a resistance ordained by God. After watching the video on my secure website, please share with others.

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