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The Faithful Remnant Seek to Know Their God

The one thing missing among God’s people these days in the midst of their many trials and tribulations is the seeking of your people after their God. They seek a great many things, but they don’t prepare their hearts to seek after their God. This is tragic. They seek knowledge but miss knowing their God. They study all the manuscripts and understand a great many things about the history, the languages, and the culture of biblical times, but miss knowing their God. They banter back and forth in their study groups and have heated arguments about certain words and meanings but have missed knowing their God. They know all the church doctrines and have the ability to recite their systematic theology and can discuss the finer points of their religion but have missed knowing their God. We will discover together how the Faithful Remnant seek to know their God.

The devil has blinded humanity and all its different religions from really knowing God. He has led them to discover and know things about their different gods but has blinded them from knowing the one true God. The Bible says, the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who believe not the Gospel of Jesus Christ (See II Corinthians 4:4). Satan has led them down the path of learning about their individual religions and producing the works of righteousness as defined by their sect. He cares little that you learn things about your God, he just doesn’t want you to know your God. He does not want you to have an intimate relationship with God. So, if necessary he will even instill fear into the hearts of those who seek to know their God. Unfortunately, many who call upon the Name of Christ are not unlike the people on the ancient mountain who did not want God to speak to them directly. They were not interested in coming into His presence, lest they die (See Exodus 20:19). In the same way, we have a whole generation of believers who are not really interested in knowing their God intimately and are no longer interested in or think it possible to hear His voice. The Faithful Remnant seek to know their God.

The Bible says, “A word fitly (or aptly) spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver” (Proverbs 25:11). Well, the aptly spoken word today is, “seek” the Lord. If we seek the Lord properly then we will come to know Him intimately. On the other hand, if our hearts are not properly prepared then we will be doing evil in the sight of the Lord. The Bible says, “And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD” (II Chronicles 12:14). To prepare our hearts we must truly be on the path of transformation. Let’s be clear this is not evolution, its transformation. Humanity is not evolving, if anything humanity is regressing from its original created state. It’s original design by our Creator. Whereas transformation is growing, changing and becoming more like our original state of perfection and innocence. If we truly want to seek after our God, we must be on the path of transformation or what the ancients referred to as the Way. There is no shortcut. We cannot whip ourselves up into a spiritual frenzy, becoming ecstatic, and attempting to come into God’s presence without first preparing our hearts. The key to preparation is faith or belief that Christ will do exactly what He said He would do; to give us life, a bountiful life in Him.

Of course if we don’t believe that, then transformation is quite impossible, and without transformation knowing God is also impossible. So, let’s start at the beginning. The Bible says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). A Superior (God) has extended His grace to an inferior (us), by giving us the faith needed in order to believe as a gift. We approach the mystery of godliness, that we can’t, but He can; and if we won’t, He will. To simplify this further, when we come to the Cross believing that Christ died for all of our sins, past, present, and future then we believe that the slate is clean. We have been rescued from the power of sin and the devil. But we can’t stop here! We also believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death and the grave. He has paved a new Way, giving us a brand-new life in Christ. A clean slate and a new life. Praise God! The Bible says, “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). If you truly believe all this then you are being transformed as you put off the old life and put on the new life in Christ. As we put our complete trust in Christ (we can’t) then the indwelling Spirit transforms our lives (He will).

We all without fail know the old life. We know the things we should not dwell on, the things we should not do, but how about the new life in Christ. It is much more than our religious duties. Simply put it is coming into the presence of our God through Christ who has given us the indwelling Spirit. Yes, we must come up to the mountain and leave the valley of frenzied behavior, of those seeking their false gods down below. Fear not! God has already given us the grace, unmerited favor, needed for walking in this new life. We will, especially in the beginning, say and do things that may feel uncomfortable and perhaps a bit frightening; but we must step out on faith believing that God is with us through the Spirit transforming us. For the unbelieving world it is a very frightening thing; to turn the other cheek, to go the extra mile, and to love your enemies. Yes, it takes a great deal of faith, but remember that faith was given to us through grace. Step by step, we will learn how to forgive those who have sinned against us; to bless those who have cursed us, and, pray for those who have persecuted us. Through repentance, confession, and humility we, the Faithful Remnant, seek our God through the indwelling Spirit.

Yes, as God’s children we learn to listen to the indwelling Spirit. We don’t ignore His nudges or His convictions. Remember it is He that’s transforming us. We don’t ask Him to step into a different room so that we can do something that we know that God would not approve. We never allow fallen man to explain away the clear teachings of His Scriptures made alive through the indwelling Spirit. If the Word says that He has given us everything we need for life and godliness, then we believe it (See II Peter 1:3) If the Word says we are a new creature and the old things are passed away, then we believe it (See II Corinthians 5:17). If the Word says that Jesus came to give us life and that we might have it more abundantly, then we believe it (See John 10:10). If the Word says we can participate in the divine nature, then we believe it (See II Peter 1:4). When we seek our God we do so in faith, believing all that He has taught us through the indwelling Spirit. We approach God in humility, in faith, with a clean heart, and in quiet meditation. A proud, faithless, unrepentant sinner, that’s undisciplined will not know God. On the other hand, we will enjoy intimacy with our God. Then we can finally say, “We have moved beyond just knowing about our God, to actually knowing God.” Amen.

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Is Your Name Written in The Lamb’s Book of Life?

The Bible says speaking about the Beast, “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation 13:7-8). If you are still here when Satan’s son arrives, who is also known as the Beast or son of perdition in the Bible, you will be controlled and forced to take the mark and worship the Beast, which you will comply with if your name is not written in the Lamb’s book of life. Your entire life as you now know it will be controlled. Step by step all your freedoms will vanish. You will be told what to do and what to think. There’s no escaping that fact. You can’t fight it. You can’t even run from it. If you try to fight or run, some will be caught, and others will be killed. The Bible says, “He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity, He that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints” (Revelation 13:10). Furthermore, if you are not in the Lamb’s Book of Life then you are under the Wrath of God subject to receive all His plagues and Woes to be poured out upon an unrepentant world. The saints who have had their names written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, those who are truly saved, are delivered from His wrath to come. Praise God. (See I Thessalonians 1:10.) So, we must ask the question, “Is your name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life?” Are you truly saved?

Now before you brush this article aside as just another prophecy about the end of time, let me warn you that the time is short. Most Christians believe that Christ will come back soon for His Church. We have all witnessed the increase in evil and the destruction of our planet. We have already witnessed a partial falling away. The Bible says, “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition (II Thessalonians 2:3). As stated already we have seen a partial falling away, but the son of perdition (or the Beast) has not yet been revealed. Let’s be very clear about this. Christ will not return until the son of perdition is revealed. That is, every true believer will recognize him as the dreaded Antichrist or the Beast. This will happen slowly through one lying deception after another. Through witnessing one miracle after another. This will be done so slowly and deliberately that most will not even know that they are being controlled until it’s too late. Please, don’t be numbered among that group. You must know now: “Is your name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life?”

If you think that you can wait you are just fooling yourself. We must all plan now and it starts with making sure that we are hearing the right Jesus. That when we get into the Spirit that it is the Spirit of the living God and not the spirit of the Antichrist. There will be many evil spirits who will claim to be Jesus. Remember, it is clear from the Bible that he can disguise himself as an angel of light. (See II Corinthians 11:14) He will tell you exactly what you want to hear. Your ears will be tickled. You may even feel excitement. He will be exactly what you think you need. He will be exactly what you imagine him to be. There are many people in our world today who claim that they see visions, have dreams, and receive prophecy from God. Unfortunately, most of them our listening to their own imagination or the spirit of Antichrist. So, please continue to read this short article, so that you will know for sure who you are listening to. Let’s make sure that you are listening to Christ, the Son of God. Let’s make sure that your name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

Now, before I tell you how to make sure that you are in the Lamb’s Book of Life, let me tell you briefly how the Beast will trick the entire world into believing that he is god. In the beginning some may have doubts about who he is. You may not respect him much because of his perceived lies. You may even disrespect him for his indiscretions or his outrageous pride and boasting, but that is just the beginning. So, how can an evil Beast, the son of Satan, garner the devotion of the entire world? He can do so by becoming the world’s savior. Saving us from a supposed atomic annihilation by making peace with our enemies. Saving us from an economic collapse by building up our economy. By improving the stock market and putting everyone back to work. Saving us from the evil terrorist and those who wish to do us harm. If necessary by building walls and marking those who are considered dangerous by the government. Saving us from all manner of evil by passing new laws that give law enforcement more power. Giving us affordable universal healthcare. By giving us better living conditions through great plans of renewal and renovation. Finally, by giving us a new economic and religious freedom. All this will be seen as great gifts to humanity. But it won’t stop here. He along with a religious type personality, the second Beast, will do many signs and miracles. Great miracles beyond what you can even imagine. Of course, the major miracle is to mimic our risen Lord. He will receive a death wound, but just like Christ, then he will come back to life. This one miracle will make all previous boasting seem small in comparison. He will claim to be your god thus demanding your worship. It will be the job of the second Beast, the religious type Beast, to convince the entire world that he is god. He will demand everyone’s devotion.

So, as promised, how can we make sure that we are in the Lamb’s Book of Life? Contrary to what many in our world think today, it is very important to know what you believe. Of course, that’s only the first step, but it’s essential that we take it. Remember, Jesus Christ said that the Holy Spirit when He comes will lead us into all truth (See John 16:13.) The truth about Jesus Christ and His Father. The truth about our salvation. And the truth about the Holy Spirit and His work in us. These truths are essential, which are in the simple Gospel. We all know that Jesus Christ came to save the sinner and give them a new life in Him, but what many of us have forgotten is the true nature of sin. Yes, we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, but what is sin? We will all agree to disobey any of His commandments is sin, but how many can you quote? You might say if I love God and my fellow man then I have fulfilled His commandments, but don’t forget that He has given us over 127 commands in the New Testament alone to show us how to love God and how to love one another. On our own we cannot obey, but with God all things are possible. Not only has He promised to save us but to give us the ability to obey all His commandments and trust Him alone. This is all by the grace of God not by works lest any man just boast. This grace comes through faith believing in Jesus Christ who is the true Son of the living God who died, was buried and raised on the third day opens the door to a new life in Him. This is a life where all our sins are forgiven, and we are made into a brand-new creation where old things pass away. From the very first day we are given the gift of the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us into all truth producing ever manner of Spiritual fruit. This eternal life misses the sting of death and ushers us into His glorious presence. This free-gift is given to those who are called into His Kingdom. Dear friends, if you have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord by placing all your trust in Him to make you into a new creation and to forgive you all your sins then you can do that right now in the privacy of your own home. Come to Jesus right now confessing and repenting of your sins, telling Him that you believe that He is the Son of the living God and the only path to salvation asking Him to take full control of your life as Lord.

Our salvation must always begin with what we believe. Then secondly, we must follow all His teachings. Don’t worry about that because the Spirit will write God’s Laws upon our hearts (See Hebrews 10:16). This is all called obedience. As we start to put off the old life and put on the new (See Ephesians 4:22-24), we will feel the change taking place in our life. It won’t take long, before you will feel the love and peace from God’s words spoken through the indwelling Spirit. In time you will feel compelled to use the Spiritual gift or gifts that He gives to you for the common good of all your brothers and sisters in Christ (See I Corinthians 12:7). In time you will know that your name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. You will know that nothing can snatch you out of the Father’s hand (See John 10:28.) That nothing can separate you from His love, even if you are imprisoned or die as a martyr (See Romans 8:38-39) The last test, of course, to know if you are in the Lamb’s Book of Life is you will refuse to be controlled by Satan’s son (the Beast or the son of perdition). You will not take his mark (visible or invisible). You will not show him any devotion. You will not worship him or his image. Let me be very clear, no matter how many times you say to yourself that you will not take a mark or worship the beast, you will if your name is not written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

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

Christian Soldiers It’s Time to Fight Back

Evil has gone unchecked for way too long in this country and around the world. It’s time. Christian soldiers it’s time to fight back. If we don’t all will be lost. It’s not the Muslims we should fear. It’s not North Korea or Iran. It is the evil one who is waging war against the hearts of men and women, and winning the war. Step by step he is taking the entire world captive to perform every evil intention of their mind. To strip them of all morality and the sense of right and wrong. To lead them into every manner of perversion and wickedness. To give them the illusion that they can help themselves with the latest counseling of humanistic psychiatry and their taking of prescription drugs. Stand up Christian soldiers it’s time to fight back. Continue reading Christian Soldiers It’s Time to Fight Back