What do you do when the world turns away and no longer wants to hear the messages from God through the indwelling Spirit? When this happens it will be a most difficult time, cutting deep within your heart, especially if it comes from old, trusted friends and family members. I believe we all know why this is happening if we have truly understood the days in which we are living. The Bible talks about this day when there will be a great falling away. Simply put, people no longer have time for God and the things of God. They no longer have time for deep prayer and meditation that can take hours at a time. They no longer have time to read their Bible or read the Spirit-filled messages from mature believers in Christ. They no longer have time to put the old life off and put the new life on in Christ through transformation. They no longer have time for the deep things of God, yet they have plenty of time to chase after every news article from the world or contemplate the latest conspiracy theory. If we are faithfully following Christ, then people will turn away. So, what do we do when the world turns away? Continue reading When the World Turns Away
If we don’t confront the Christian divisions now, then all will be lost. If we don’t confront the Christian divisions now, then hate and disagreements will lead to unbridled persecution. If we don’t confront the Christian divisions now, then death and destruction will be inevitable. If we don’t confront Christian divisions now, then we will witness the great falling away and the extinguishing of the Gospel light leading to a horrifying darkness that will sweep the planet. This is exactly what Satan and the powers of darkness want. They have sought to divide Christianity since the beginning by raising up false prophets to twist the simple message of the Cross. They have gone well beyond the Bible by adding new doctrines and a methodology foreign to the simple truths delineated in the New Testament. We must all take part in confronting the divisions that are ripping Christianity apart. Although the biblical solutions are simple, they will take a great deal of faith to follow, doing things that will be extremely uncomfortable, especially in the beginning. We will examine closely each of these biblical solutions that will heal the divisions in Christianity and reawaken the bright shining light in a very dark world. Although the solutions may appear to take longer, they will not but will have a profound lasting effect upon the fallen world. Continue reading Confront the Christian Divisions Now
To miss what is going on in the world, we would need to be living in a bubble. Of course, as believers, we knew that this day would come when the whole world seems to be falling apart from horrific firestorms to unbelievably extreme temperatures and from unchecked lawlessness to the grossest of sexual perversions. Perhaps the worst for the true believer is to see so many fall away and embrace all the lies of the devil as if they were the gospel truth. It is enough to make you weep in great agony.
We Can Make Things Better
Perhaps the most dangerous lie is that we can make the world better through the political process. This has been a lie used many times throughout history raising up the Caesars, Napoleons, and Hitler’s promising to make things better, but in the end creating a cult-like mentality, which brought death and destruction to the world. This thinking of making things better through the political process is antithetical to the Way presented by Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Jesus Christ came to earth to show us a better way of truly making things better. The Christian way is through transformational change one person at a time. The heart and mind must be changed by putting off the old life and putting on the new life in Christ. The devil cares only about manipulating your heart and mind to believe his lies thus creating a cult-like mentality. He wants you to believe that forcing everyone through his new laws will cause them to align with his way, or your way of thinking, which will overcome the divisions, and establish a brave new world. This is a very dangerous and deceptive lie of the devil that will ingeniously target religious people who will be willing to follow him to hell and back. They will even proclaim him as some kind of saint or savior that will deliver the world from very evil and corrupt people. They may even proclaim that God has raised him to fix the world through the political process. Stop listening to the devil who can even disguise himself as an angel of light (II Corinthians 11:14). This will be the path that the dreaded Antichrist will take causing you to believe that he has your best interest at heart. This deception will be so strong that people will freely worship him as the savior of humanity believing that he alone will stop the wars, the outrageous lawlessness, and even the wrath of God as we had discussed earlier. Let’s stop listening to the devil’s lies and return to God’s way of real lasting change. Continue reading Seven Lies of the Devil – Part II
These seven lies of the devil is driving humanity further away from their creator and causing many of God’s children to stumble. This is the main cause of the great falling away in the Last Days before the revealing of the dreaded Antichrist. We will expose the lies by revealing the truth.
Labels, Labels, Labels
The devil loves labels. There are many popular labels like PTSD, stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, fear, loneliness, and emotional brain fog. As a Biblical counselor for many years the most heart wrenching thing is to see the world’s counselors give their counselees a label. These labels describe their emotional and psychological problem by giving it a name and describing in detail their expected behavior problems both mentally and physically. Unfortunately, this gives them an excuse to act out their new problems diagnosed by the worlds counselors. Furthermore, the psychotropic drugs prescribed to their counselees often create additional problems keeping them locked into years of counseling and drug addiction. Lamentably, the fallen world seeks a label for their problems absolving them of any personal responsibility for overcoming their bad attitude and unacceptable behavior. I have written extensively about the “Silent Pandemic of Mental Illnesses,” which is the first woe in the Book of Revelation, which is a clear consequence for rejecting God’s ability to fix their problems. There is deliverance from this horrible lie of the devil by leading their counselees to Christ in faith believing that through repentance they will be delivered from this woe and that Christ alone will solve all their emotional and psychological problems by making them into a new creation. The most important thing about being a Christian counselor is helping people to overcome their problems, so that they can continue their spiritual growth and enjoy all the blessings of spiritual maturity. The Bible 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). We must stop listening to the lies of the devil whose only desire is to give them a label to keep them trapped in their emotional and psychological problems for the rest of their lives. Stop listening to the devil. Continue reading Seven Lies of the Devil – Part I
To truly help others we must learn to fight against evil. The world glories in fighting against evil actors but they no longer see the true glory of fighting against the evil that has invaded humanity. Evil is on the verge of conquering all of humanity bringing many into a horrific poverty of spirit. Fighting only the evil actors sanctioned by society will not defeat evil but will allow it to grow even stronger and more prevalent. So, how can we as Christians truly fight evil? Although we will never completely eradicate it, we can overcome it in the hearts and minds of humanity. We can pass new laws, hire more police officers, and yell at the devil until we are blue in the face but that will not overcome evil. We need a new methodology or perhaps we just need to rediscover the age-old truth. God has His job. He will remain the righteous judge of the universe. He has brought forth His righteous judgment upon humanity since the beginning, which was discussed in my previous blog article, “Glorify God in the Coming Judgment.” We as God’s children are also given our job of defeating evil in the hearts and minds of humanity. It is a gloriously simple process that will truly help others, but it takes absolute obedience to his methodology to be successful. Continue reading How to Truly Help Others