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Three Great Powers to Overcome the Wiles of the Devil

The lukewarm church and the religious cult are both powerless to stand against the wiles of the devil. Both are missing the power of love, the power of forgiveness and the power of the resurrection – three great powers to overcome the wiles of the devil. Satan and the unclean spirits (or fallen angels) are incapable of overcoming these three great powers made manifest in God’s true children, the faithful remnant. This is good news for the end time saints who have witnessed the influence of Satan to capture so many in our day. Addiction to prescription drugs, both pain killers and psychiatric, have decimated the population leaving most under the control of demonic influence and the power of sin. A lukewarm church has done little in equipping the believers to stand against the wiles of the devil. The religious cult has robbed the believers of their power to stand against the trickery and deception of Satan. Psychiatry and the medical professionals are throwing different labels on people at the speed of light to explain their bizarre and unbelievable behavior. The world, the lukewarm church, and the religious cults are powerless to stand against the wiles of the devil. On the other hand, true believers have that power.

First, let’s look at the power of love. Christian soldier it’s past time to pick up the mantle of love, which is our sure defense against the evil one. True love that flows from God through us to others empowers the Christian to join Him in His work. The power of this love opens the eyes of the unbelievers who have been blinded by the god of this world. It unlocks the prison doors of the religious cult who have captured their followers with a strict legalism, which goes well beyond Holy Scripture. Love never lets anyone needlessly suffer to drive out sin, as the cults love to do. There are numerous stories where cults have locked their followers in rooms of solitary confinement for days on end to drive out their sin. They have forgotten that love knows the power of forgiveness. They have forgotten that the power of love rejects the sin and its entrapments in the world, but not the unbeliever for whom Christ died. Love goes the extra mile, it turns the other cheek, and it does not curse but always blesses. Love looks beyond the rough exterior of an individual to the heart that is crying out for help. It looks beyond the person in bondage to gross immorality to a heart that is struggling to understand their bondage. There is great power in love to defeat the wiles of the devil.

The power of love also motivates people to reach beyond their comfort zone to stand for truth and righteousness. It motivates them to carry God’s message to the ends of the earth to save fallen humanity. The power of love will not allow the lukewarm church to cast them into the prison of accepted idleness or spend their time in busyness accomplishing nothing for the Kingdom. Oh, how the lukewarm church wants to busy itself in senseless games and entertainment instead of doing the Master’s work. Oh, how the religious cult wants to rehearse their false doctrines over and over again driving their followers deeper into bondage and enslavement to the devil. On the other hand, the power of love overcomes obstacles, steps out on faith, and trust in God to touch the heart of man by rescuing him from the clutches of the enemy. Oh, what joy it is to see the simple gospel set people free, giving them a brand-new life in Christ, where old things pass away. To see them excited for the cause of Christ rushing out to tell their neighbors and their family of their new encounter with the living Lord. There is great power in love to overcome the wiles of the devil.

Along with the power of love every Christian will stand against the wiles of the devil by understanding the power of forgiveness. Unfortunately, the teaching of forgiveness and its power to release people from the bondage of Satan is not taught. So, the enemy is busy sowing the seed of bitterness causing much of the population to harbor bad feelings against others. Feelings that never get resolved, but eat away like gangrene in the heart of those unwilling to forgive. This bitterness has grown like a runaway virus effecting people both emotionally and psychologically causing erratic and dangerous behavior. Then, the old devil comes to the rescue offering an array of psychiatric drugs or pain killers to solve their problem. The pharmaceutical industry is making billions of dollars with its promise to make things better, but the problem never gets solved. In fact, in most cases the problem only gets worse, because of the many side effects of the medication. But that’s not the whole story because those unwilling to forgive are now living a life without forgiveness from God, unable to enjoy their new life in Christ with all its benefits.

So how do we as true believers in Christ tap into the power of forgiveness? If we follow three wonderful principles then we will not only learn how to forgive, but in time we will actually forget the trespass against us. The first principle of forgiveness is to never bring the trespass up again to the offending party, which always keeps the trespass alive and well – allowing the seed of bitterness to take root. The second principle of forgiveness is to never share the trespass with others (unless your life is in danger and you need to share it with the authorities). Now these do get more difficult as we move along. Most everyone wants sympathy from others when they have been mistreated or wronged in some way. It’s part of our human nature (or should I say our old sin nature). So, to truly forgive another we must not pass it around to others, which keeps the offense alive. In counseling, I have encountered people telling me of a trespass that I believed just happened by how it was affecting them, but then after further counseling discovered that the trespass happened years ago. The bitterness had fully blossomed. The final, and most difficult principle is to not dwell on the trespass. Every time the devil brings up the trespass we must immediately throw it out – stop thinking about. To follow these principles will truly help us to forgive the trespass not allowing it to have an emotional or psychological impact upon our lives. There is great power in forgiveness to overcome the wiles of the devil.

Finally, there is power in the resurrection, which the Apostle Paul even longed for. (See Philippians 3:10) Simply put the power of the resurrection is to allow the believer to experience all that the new life in Christ offers. To be all that Christ wants us to be, to experience all the Spiritual Gifts and the power to perform those gifts to the glory of God. Yet, once again the devil works very hard to keep us from experiencing the new life by his deceptive wiles. He convinces most believers in the lukewarm church and the religious cults that they are not good enough to experience the new life, that they are too tainted with past sins, and unworthy of this magnificent gift. Furthermore, he keeps the new believer looking back believing that he cannot separate himself from the old life. And when they fall or trip up in sin, there’s the devil whispering in their ear that the old life will never pass away for them. But what does the Bible say, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (II Corinthians 5:17).

Friends, this takes faith, believing that God will deliver on His promise. There is great power in the resurrection to overcome the wiles of the devil. As we continue to put off the old life and put on the new then we grow closer to the risen Lord and are able to experience all the Spiritual gifts that He would have us to perform to the glory of God. It is wonderful to experience power in the gifts that He gives to every true believer. We don’t all have the same Spiritual gift, but we are given the gift most needed for a specific occasion. Through the years I have experienced many such gifts knowing full well it was not my ability, nor my own giftedness, nor my own talent, but God working though me for His own glory. I have seen food multiplied, people healed, people saved (who I thought impossible), people changed right before my very eyes. Also, I have felt the power of God to preach and write only what He wants to see it have a profound effect upon the audience. Dear children, as we approach the end do not let the devil keep you in bondage. Don’t let him trip you up with his many wiles, but step out on faith believing that God has given us the power to overcome. The power of love, the power of forgiveness, and the power of the resurrection. 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.

Perhaps the greatest marketer of this idea of globalism is the movie industry who is producing movies at the speed of light to convince the world of the many great benefits of being a global community that accepts everyone’s beliefs as equal. This is typically accomplished by creating a common enemy that only a united world could overcome. For example, we have seen this in movies like “Independence Day” a decade ago, but even more convincing of the need for globalization in the recent sequel. We have also seen this in movies about natural disasters that affect the entire world like “2012” and many others. Again, the only way to be successful and overcome these disasters is if every nation comes together as a global community. These movies have a profound effect upon the younger generation who has completely bought into this new ideology. This is very obvious when someone like President Donald Trump comes along preaching nationalism, which has brought shock and awe to the young people causing many to miss school and join with the protestors marching in the streets of America. Let’s not miss the impact that the movie industry has upon the young people in America to embrace their liberal agenda and the need for globalization.

I find the whole argument for globalization as hypocritical, because of their wholesale rejection of classic Christianity. They accept Islam who states in the Koran that Christians should be killed or at least be treated as inferior and nothing better than a servant or a sex slave. Although we as Christians believe that there is only one Way to Heaven through the divine Son of God, we still respect and love all people hoping and praying that they will have their eyes opened to the truth. It’s very hypocritical to allow Islam to reject all other religions as inferior, but insist that Christianity allow their children to learn about Islam and its traditions in public school as a “so called” religion of peace. Moreover, a judge just recently required a Christian woman to attend a mosque or go to jail. The government is severely limiting what can be said about Islam, homosexuality, transgender’s, the professionals of psychology (the new world religion in disguise) or anything that would speak against their quest for globalization or the acceptance of all people, religions, and sexual orientation. Globalization simply will not work for Christianity who sees two kingdoms that transcend every nation on the planet: The Kingdom of God and the kingdom of Satan, or the Kingdom of Light and the kingdom of darkness.

Another way that globalization does not work for Christianity is we as Christians believe that God has given His children everything they need for life and godliness to deal with every conceivable emotional or psychological problem facing humanity. (See II Peter 1:3-4) Yet, globalization has completely cut Christianity out of the loop on helping people, especially in traumatic situations, and requesting only assistance from the professionals of psychology. We are approved for handing out food and clothing, but severely limited on speaking the truth claims of our Gospel or offering biblical counsel to those who are suffering. Again, I see the hypocrisy in this, because Islam is allowed to counsel (with its psychology) enlist people into their false religion and provide for their physical needs, while Christianity is forbidden to do so. So, globalization is for all nations and religions that can come together as equals, but Christianity is seen as less than equal while our people are still being persecuted around the world with little intervention by the world community to stop it. Yet, through globalization we are allowing many Muslim immigrants to invade the West, while we somehow forget the many Christian refugees around the world. Globalization does not work for Christianity.

So, we see our answer is starting to come into focus. Jesus Christ is not a globalist, but is He really a nationalist? In the Lord’s prayer, He taught His followers to pray daily “Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). Clearly among all the nations in the world there is one Kingdom that cannot be entered by those who don’t believe that the divine Son of God, Jesus Christ, came to earth, died on the Cross of Calvary, and on the third day arose from the dead and is now seated in Heaven at the right hand of God. It cannot be entered by anyone who does not believe that Jesus Christ is the only Way to the Father in Heaven. So, in that sense Jesus Christ is a nationalist, because His Kingdom is set apart from all other kingdoms in the world. Simply put, God only sees two kinds of people when viewing the world. He does not see the individual countries, nor does He see the individual races, but what He does see is the believers on one hand, and the unbelievers (or pagans) on the other. Only the globalist would like to combine the believer with the unbeliever to build their utopia, whereas the true nationalist wants only to build the Kingdom of God that will be dispersed among all nations until the Second Coming where God’s Eternal Kingdom will be the only one left standing. The true nationalist will work tirelessly to safeguard the rights and safety of all believers in every country, allowing them to express themselves without the fear of persecution or imprisonment.

The true nationalist will not interfere with the government of other countries. Jesus Christ had said, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s” (Matthew 22;21). He refused to take a position for or against an evil nation, but preached that His Gospel would go into all nations for the salvation of all who would believe. Jesus Christ never spoke about setting up globalism where all the nations could come together and water down the Gospel, but He did preach that our Gospel would go into all the world among every nation and set people free from their enslavement to the power of sin. He never even preached about setting up a Christian nation, but He did preach about the invisible Kingdom of God that would stand against the powers of darkness and invite people from every nation to become citizens. He spoke about an Eternal Kingdom that one day would become visible at His Second Coming when every nation on the earth would be brought to their knees.

As the New Jerusalem descends from Heaven to earth, about the same physical size of the continental United States of America, it will be the only Kingdom on earth with all of humanity entering her gates, enjoying her government, peace, safety, and fellowship among all her citizens. The Bible says, “And they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie; but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life” (Revelation 21:26-27). In this sense, Jesus Christ is a nationalist leading His followers to pray daily “Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). Amen.

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Four Most Horrifying Words

What a glorious day that will be at the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but for some it will not be so glorious. The unbelieving world will cower in their caves crying out to the rocks to fall upon them and hide them from the coming Lord and His wrath. (See Revelation 6:16-17). On the other hand, all those who claimed to believe in Christ will be awakened at an hour they did not expect and will rush out to meet the Lord with glad tidings in their heart thinking all is well. They all without exception had become drowsy and fell asleep, because the promise of His coming had been for a very long time. To this date its been nearly two thousand years since the promise was first given to His disciples. Perhaps the great missionary efforts had ceased and revivals had become a relic of the past replaced with conferences geared to a favorite doctrine. Even one on one evangelism was frowned upon my most for being too exclusive. It appears that the entire church drifted off to sleep and was only now awakened at the news of Christ’s return, which no doubt caused much panic among all to let their light shine in a very dark world as they all rushed to meet the bridegroom. Continue reading Four Most Horrifying Words

The Prophetic Note – The New Globalist

With the election of Donald J. Trump as the President of the United States it has rendered a serious blow to the old Globalist and championed a new voice for Nationalism. If the campaign rhetoric holds true there will be a much stronger and more robust military to extend its power, but limit its presence in the world’s many civil wars and those nations who squabble over territorial rights, and religious or secretarial differences. Open borders and free trade will be curtailed to equalize a larger benefit to a nation that looks to rebuild itself as the richest and most powerful nation on the earth. But don’t think for one minute that this will turn into quasi isolationism. The new Globalist will indeed exercise its power over all the nations both militarily and economically expanding, not limiting, trade and intercourse for the nation’s best interest. Although natural blocks may be formed unifying certain countries together for perceived protection, trade agreements, and strongly held religious or non-religious beliefs. These blocks will simply follow the biblical prophecy that says eventually the Kings of the East will believe that they can make a united stand against the strongest and most feared nation in the world, leading into what Christians call Armageddon. For now, there will be a new Globalist setting up his new kingdom creating euphoria amongst a people who has suffered long economically under the old Globalist. This new measure under President Donald J. Trump will win the hearts and minds of all the people creating unity, and for this we will praise God. Continue reading The Prophetic Note – The New Globalist

The New World Order – Part II

This video continues the reading from my book, “Final Warning” unlocking the mystery of the last global city or the New World Order. Most will be shocked at the similarities between ancient Rome and the United States of America, especially in its current direction, preparing it for the coming Antichrist.