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On Which Truths Are You Willing to Die?

As we approach the end, we need to know, which truths we are willing to be persecuted for, even to death if necessary. We cannot wait until it happens before we decide. Let’s be clear, your persecutors will typically give you an opportunity to recant of your strongly held beliefs and accept their false religion or heretical beliefs. If you refuse to recant then you will be hated, shunned, or persecuted. We must prepare now by being fully committed to what we believe in, knowing that it is the irrevocable truth from God’s Word. Moreover, our firmly held beliefs should have a direct correlation with our salvation and its process from beginning to end. If we don’t have a firm grip on what we believe, then it will be easy for Satan and his demonic host to lead us into error and eternal damnation. This will not be an exhaustive study of everything in which we as Christians should believe but will only examine the pillars of our belief system that must not be recanted of, even if we must face a cruel and untimely death. You will soon discover the three topics that will be discussed are already under attack by the unbelieving world.

The first topic is our belief in the infallibility of the Bible. Unlike mankind who is fallible and prone to making very many mistakes, we believe that the Word of God, the Bible, is infallible. We also believe in the inerrancy of the Scripture where there is no error in the original text received and written down under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit (See II Peter 1:20-21). The Apostle Paul writing to his young apprentice says, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (II Timothy 3:16-17). We simply do not need to change the Bible that was written down for all of life and for every age. It doesn’t need to change because it is written in a simple straight forward language, perfectly correct in all its parts, and without any error. The error only comes when we as fallible human beings think we have the ability and the authority to re-interpret or change God’s inerrant Word in the Bible. No one, including the Pope or prophet, has the authority to change the infallible Word of God, which is often done by self-righteous men to introduce strange doctrines or heretical teachings into the Church that will inevitably lead men astray. This is also accomplished by freely taking Scripture out of its historical context and twisting other Scripture verses to develop a new doctrine, thus changing the clear interpretation of God’s Word. The infallible Bible is the bedrock of our faith and contains all the essential information for our salvation and transformation in Christ. To change or reinterpret the Bible destroys our entire belief system. Yes, I would be willing to die for my belief in the infallibility of the Bible.

Our second topic is the exclusiveness of Christianity. Mankind has believed in some form of religion since the beginning of creation to help them to understand their world and how to live in it without a paralyzing fear of the unknown. As the global community has grown smaller a single shared path to a universal god, instead of multiple paths, is becoming more readily acceptable to the masses. After years of religious wars and mass migrations, many have now started relaxing their own national (or traditional) beliefs and join with the global community of a shared religion, or a quasi-secular religion established by the State. Worldwide Social Media has greatly helped this process with the sharing of information across religious lines. A single path to God based on One personage or set of beliefs is becoming less acceptable and out of step with the modern world. Yet, the Bible says, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). Most people these days will not accept the fact that there is only one way and that there is only one truth. Their ears will be itching to hear about the other religions and how the so-called good points can be integrated into their religion. This cafeteria style of religion is leading to a universal religion for the masses. The Bible says, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). Jesus Christ gave us the only path to salvation that leads to a new and bountiful life in Him, which we will talk about in the next topic. Moreover, what makes Christianity exclusive? Christ is the divine Son of God who died on the Cross, rose from the grave, and is now seated at the right hand of God in Heaven. Yes, I would be willing to die for my belief in the exclusiveness of Christianity.

The third topic is the sufficiency of Scripture. This topic is the closest to my heart in that I have personally witnessed so many who have not experienced the bountiful life in Christ. They were stuck in the old life going through the same pains and experiencing the same defeats because they could not accept the Lord’s promise of a new life in Christ where old things truly pass away (see II Corinthians 5:17). They believed the lies of the world, propagated by the devil. Instead of turning to the truth in God’s infallible Word, they turned to the professionals of this age and the pharmaceutical companies to find help for their miserably sad lives. I believe this has played a major role in the great falling away. So, how sufficient is the Bible? The Bible clearly says, “According as 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). So, if Christ has given us a brand new life, promising us that old things have passed away, then He gives us all the instructions in His Word on how to perfect this life through transformation in-Christ, so that we can be partakers of the divine nature (See II Peter 1:4), then who are we to question God? Who are we to question His great and precious promises? God wants to make us into a beautiful new creation. He wants to grow us spiritually from one degree of glory to another (See II Corinthians 3:18). As we study the Bible, we will learn how to overcome anxiety, loneliness, grief, guilt, fear, and depression along with many other emotional and psychological problems. It will show us the path through faith to the bountiful life in Christ. Yes, I would be willing to die for my belief in the sufficiency of Scripture.

In conclusion, there are many other beliefs that we hold, such as the actual dates of holy days, to the exact timing of Christ’s Second Coming, which are all very important, but I would question seriously the need to withstand persecution to death in order to defend your take on them. For example, I believe wholeheartedly that the Church must go through the Great Tribulation before they see Christ gloriously coming back in the clouds, but I would not allow myself to be persecuted to death on that particular belief. There are some teachings in the Bible that will always be up for debate and should not separate the brethren or cast us before the stake of persecution. At some points, we simply must agree to disagree, if we cannot convince the other believer through a sound argument from God’s infallible Word in love. What’s most important about this study is standing firm on the truth of our salvation in Christ, it’s miracle of the transformation, and growing up to experience the bountiful life in Christ. Although you will soon realize that the last two topics: the exclusiveness of Christianity and the sufficiency of Scripture will get the most blow-back from the fallen world, we must stand firm in what we believe. We must prepare now for the coming persecution. This article was written to help you do just that. Let me leave you with two very important questions. What would you be willing to die for? And more importantly, what are you willing to live for?

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The Truth is Falling on Deaf Ears (Video)

Clearly, the Spirit is speaking, even in the last days, but very few take the time to hear His voice. This can be primarily explained in one statement, “we are staying too busy and allowing interruptions during our quiet time.” Satan and the world are working overtime to keep you so busy, and if perchance you try to listen to the Spirit, you are interrupted. The Spirit is speaking the truth in the last days but it’s falling on deaf ears. Don’t miss the three amazing vocalists and much more. After watching the video on my secure website, please share with others.

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The Truth is Falling on Deaf Ears

Clearly, the Spirit is speaking, even in the last days, but very few take the time to hear His voice. This can be primarily explained in one statement, “we are staying too busy and allowing interruptions during our quiet time.” Satan and the world are working overtime to keep you so busy, and if perchance you try to listen to the Spirit, you are interrupted. The Spirit is speaking the truth in the last days but it’s falling on deaf ears. The Bible says, “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches” (Revelation 3:22). We, as true believers in-Christ are the Church, contrary to what label is placed upon the building often referred to incorrectly as the church. God has something to specifically say to you and perhaps to the rest of His beloved children, who typically meet in your same geographical area, either in your State or Country. We don’t serve a mute God. God spoke the creation into existence and is busy now speaking to you, His new creations in Christ. So, as God’s true Church, how can we have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying. Let’s learn together how to listen.

Before we talk about the many interruptions in your life, that keep you from hearing the Spirit speaking the truth, let’s look at just how busy Satan and the world are keeping you. Essentially, Satan and his demonic host are keeping you deaf. That has been his goal from the beginning. However, in these last days, he has many more tools to keep us busy from morning until night. They say that technology was invented to give humanity a helping hand, to save us time. Although technology may have saved us time, it has also taken back much more time, with the other hand, making us busier and more stressed than at any other time in the history of humanity. We have become slaves to our own technology, which I am sure has been the devil’s plan from the beginning. You might already be asking, “How so?” If we could limit our technology to our eight-hour workday, making the worker more productive, then nothing would be lost, but no, its followed us home. We can now spend hours every day on the cellphone, the computer checking our email or playing games, on social media posting and commenting, driving our smart car, or sitting in front of the big screen being entertained, along with many other things to consume our precious time. We are way too busy to take the needed time necessary to hear the voice of God through the Spirit.

Even if we stopped or cut way back on the time we spend with our devices, there still would be the interruptions. Satan has been doing that since the beginning too. He can either use others to interrupt you, or he’s very good at interrupting you by pulling up thoughts out of your memory allowing you to be consumed for hours or even tormented with the memory. This can be easily done through allowing you to see images or hear sounds, once processed by the brain, to bring back memories to dwell upon. People are saying that they are having a difficult time staying focused. There is no wonder with Satan leading us around by the nose with his interruptions or keeping us busy with technology, that’s supposed to give us more time. Ask yourself a question how much time are you spending chasing the latest so-called prophecies, the latest YouTube video, the latest news article, the latest post on social media, the latest gossip from family or friends, the latest movie, or the latest song to be played on the radio. We are too busy and interrupted by our own thoughts and vain imaginations. We must follow God’s Word by taking back control of our minds and how we spend our time. The Bible says, “Redeem the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16). If we do redeem the time. then we will be one step closer to hearing what the Spirit is saying to the churches.

Once we have cleared our schedule not allowing any interruptions including our own thoughts then we are ready to listen. Let me start by insisting that God wants to speak. That’s what He does. So, we need ears to hear. The first step is to be patient, which I am afraid to say, is lacking among most of God’s children. We simply cannot tell God, “I have an hour free today, so I will believe that you can speak to me then.” Then I will tell you don’t waste your time it doesn’t work that way. No, I will clear my schedule and seek to spend time with my God, no matter how long it takes. One hour, two hours, three hours or all day. Remember, God knows the sincerity of your heart. I have done that for many years and can tell you most often it takes one to three hours or longer for God to speak showing me how to pray or giving me an idea for my next blog article or News Brief. On the other hand, He has at times spoken immediately, to my great astonishment and joy. Praise God! The bottom line is most have deaf ears and cannot hear what the Spirit says to the churches, because they are too busy and they keep allowing interruptions to keep them from staying focused on the task at hand, listening to what the Spirit says to the churches.

Once the Spirit speaks the next step is to completely let go. Don’t insert your words of wisdom. Don’t attempt to get ahead of the Spirit by thinking surely this sounds better because I have always been taught this or that. Dear friends, when the Spirit speaks, we need to listen. In time, you will learn to have self-control allowing God to speak through the Spirit. I am always amazed how easily He brings different passages of Scripture immediately to our mind, like a flash of lightning. You will notice that there is no precognition. It is God’s Word and He speaks it to us, when He wants, not when we think we are ready. I cannot overemphasize how important it is to die to self and allow God to speak whenever and however He wants. We need to remember; the timing is always His and not ours. I cannot tell you the number of times that I have been awakened in the middle of the night, or very early in the morning, or staying up past my scheduled bedtime when He is ready to speak. The point is when the Spirit speaks, we need to be ready to listen, your entire schedule must be put on hold as we take all the time He wants, to hear everything He wants to say. If more of His children would start listening and stop talking there would be a lot less confusion in the world and particularly among God’s beloved children.

Finally, when God speaks through the Spirit, it is always the truth without any mixture of error. Let’s be very clear about that. I have never known Him to contradict the Holy Scriptures or to give us additional truth that’s not there in the first place. We can study the Bible our entire life and still not fathom all the truth that it contains. It is not a dead word, but the living Word of God for every season and for the time in which we are currently living. His truth in the Bible has all the answers for man’s problems. Every emotional and psychological problem can be answered by the Word of God. Every political dilemma can be answered by the Word of God. As we approach the end, we cannot allow our desires to run in one direction just because we agree with so much of what’s being said, to blind us to the path that we are on and the greater problem that could lie ahead if we wink at the sins or turn a blind eye. The church, God’s precious children, are living in a very precarious time where if we are not careful then we could be caught up in the great falling away. The truth of God’s Word has not changed just because we are living in a modern age with fancy technology. If the Bible says, that God has given us everything we need for life and godliness, which it does, then that truth is just as relevant in the 21st Century as it was in the first. “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches” (Revelation 3:22).

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The Battle for the Mind Waged by the Enemy (Video)

As marvelous as the brain is, it falters easily under the malicious attacks of the enemy or the god of this world. He can easily insert a thought, a teaching, an intention, or his evil opinion through either one of our four senses with a veiled attempt to destroy God’s beautiful creation. So, how does the Christian protect himself from such an evil predator that’s currently destroying humanity as we know it? Don’t miss the three music videos that help give application to our message. After watching this video on my secure website, please share with others.

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The Battle for the Mind Waged by the Enemy

The mind is the most amazing thing. It’s faster than any supercomputer where it sees the whole picture and processes multiple things at the same time. The brain is more resilient than graphene the strongest alloy known to man and also known for its adaptability. It can record everything it hears and sees with an amazing storage capacity. Unfortunately, without immediate intervention, it will store both the good and the bad. The human mind has the ability for total recall under certain conditions or circumstances. The indwelling Spirit has the incredible ability to recall things from years ago in perfect clarity. The brain can move an individual to demonstrate every known emotion and be willing to die for one’s belief. It can dream at night while in a deep sleep and it can also daydream endlessly or spend hours in prayer and meditation. As marvelous as the brain is, it falters easily under the malicious attacks of the enemy or the god of this world. He can easily insert a thought, a teaching, an intention, or his evil opinion through either one of our four senses with a veiled attempt to destroy God’s beautiful creation. So, how does the Christian protect himself from such an evil predator that’s currently destroying humanity as we know it?

As we approach this important subject that most Christians refer to as a demonic attack or Spiritual warfare, we will seek God’s guidance from the Holy Scriptures as well as the indwelling Spirit and actual experience from our bountiful life in Christ. On the other hand, we will not follow for what passes as Spiritual warfare among many who practice the art as a show to garner a financial following. We will start by making a clear proclamation that most of our Spiritual warfare is a very personal matter between you and Satan and his demonic host working through ordinary folk, society, and the established order. In certain cases, people can be demon possessed, which is beyond the scope of this article. Not to over simplify it, but everything in the world that we see, that we touch, or what we hear can either help us as God’s beautiful gift or it can destroy us. Words, images, and thoughts can destroy, and Satan knows it. Actually, he has known it since the Garden of Eden, when he essentially called God a liar. The Bible says, “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” (Genesis 3:4-5). What Satan failed to mention, is they did die spiritually on that very day unable to continue their close relationship with the Creator. And Satan has been lying to humanity ever since, filling their minds with half-truths, along with images and words that destroy.

So, how does Satan accomplish this task of filling our minds with half-truths, along with images that destroy? He can either come as an angel of light, probably as the ancient serpent did in the Garden of Eden, or as a roaring lion. In the Garden, he no doubt was a beautiful looking creature that garnered the trust of Eve by confirming first what God had told her, but then came the half-truth that they would not die. It was a half-truth in that they did not die physically on that very day, but they did die spiritually, which was withheld from Eve. Furthermore, he enticed her by telling her that she could have a lot more, she could have the power to know both good and evil, not to mention the enticing fruit. Dear friends, we live in a world of enticements that feed our vanity promising us great power to have whatever we want, if it be pleasure or riches. Let’s be clear, Satan and his demonic host can use anyone or anything to lead God’s children down the path of immorality. Therein is your spiritual warfare. We must learn to say no. We must turn away from every enticement by covering our eyes, deleting the post, refusing to watch that Hollywood movie, or follow that group of friends going down the wrong path. Dear friends, we know that the world is evil we don’t need to see the graphic images or read the horrific words of slanderous accusations or gross immorality in our classroom, the news media or on social media. Remember what goes into the brain, good or bad, stays there and it takes a lot of work to get it out. That’s where the real battle is waged.

Satan and his demonic host can also come as a roaring lion. He can raise up anyone in society including spiritual or political leaders giving us great signs of achievement to garner our trust. The Bible says that the lying deception is so prevalent in the last days that God sends a deluding influence so that they will believe the lie because they rejected the truth. Keep in mind that for the past sixty years that those in the liberal establishment has had control of our schools of higher learning, public education, Hollywood, and the news media. They have not only indoctrinated an entire generation, but they have put it into their minds, convincing them that it’s the truth. And if anyone stands against this so-called truth it will be like coming up against a roaring lion ready to rip them apart and devour them. So, how do we stand against this lie propagated by the enemy? How can we ever hope to get this lie out of our minds that saves everything, both good and bad? Therein is your Spiritual warfare. There is a war being waged against the minds of humanity. So, what can be done? We must save the next generation. We must come out from among them and teach our own children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. You can hear the heart of God breaking in these words from the Bible, “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie: that they might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (II Thessalonians 2:11-12).

Dear friends, we must take the pro-active approach in our dealings with Satan and his demonic host. If we do, it will reduce much of what Satan can throw at you. Guard our minds by guarding what we see and what we listen too. This goes to the heart of the matter where most people get into deep trouble. If we could truly guard what we put into our minds there would be no such thing as an emotional or psychological problem. Basically, we have three choices. We can stop it before it reaches our mind by turning away, or we can cast it out immediately once it’s there, or we can fight against it with the truth from God’s Word. In the last two choices, I am sorry to say, that the Christian community falls woefully short. So, I recommend that we all practice the first choice. Guard what you allow in your mind, what you see, what you read, what you listen to, and what you dwell upon. Believe me, at each step of the way, it will become more difficult. The second choice is to cast out the unwanted thought immediately. This is where intense personal Spiritual warfare begins and ends for many. Erasing the hard storage in our brains is not the simplest thing to do. It is much more difficult than just pressing the delete key on your keyboard. The secret to success is doing it immediately, less than a millisecond. Doing it again and again if necessary. Some thoughts that have been dwelt upon over a period of years may need to be cast out again and again as they come back to haunt you. Cast out the thought immediately, don’t let it take you captive. There is a war being waged in the mind of God’s children.

The third choice is the most difficult and may need some counseling from another student of the Bible. The person who needs counseling is the person who has believed the lies of our society and the half-truths from other religious sources, all propagated by the enemy. These thoughts, that have entered their minds, have taken up permanent residence. It’s the most difficult one to deal with but not impossible if you are fortunate enough to find a good Bible counselor. The Bible says, “I am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish [counsel] one another’ (Romans 15:14). This is where the biblical counselor tries to undo the damage caused by Satan and his demonic host. Like I said in the beginning, the mind is a great thing, but it can remember everything, both good and bad, especially if the thoughts are held onto as a belief system allowing it to consume your time and eventually direct your actions. This is where Satan wages his war against the children of God. It will not be relieved by secular counseling. It will not be relieved with drugs. The only thing that will help, is receiving God’s truth, and expelling the half-truths of the old devil. Typically the biblical counselor will want to identify the lies and half-truths that are accepted and believed, that are contrary to the sound doctrines in God’s Holy Word. Therein is the true Spiritual warfare. We must confront Satan’s lies with God’s truth and that’s exactly what Christ did during His desert temptations. Every time Satan quoted a Scripture out of context, Christ countered it with the truth from God’s Holy Word. We must do the same thing if we ever hope to be free from the yoke of bondage. The Spiritual battle rages in the mind. That is your true Spiritual warfare.

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