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When the World Falls Apart

Nobody wants to think about when the world falls apart. Most will simply ignore this message as they have ignored most prophetic messages, while some will spin their own interpretation, while others will take it to heart seeking God’s guidance for the days ahead. I pray that you do the latter. The problem with today’s world, to use an old idiom, is that most are, “going from pillar to post.” They are always searching for the truth, most often in the wrong place, causing them to change what they believe multiple times and never arrive at the truth. They don’t know the truth about themselves or the world in which they live. So, when the world starts to fall apart, most won’t recognize it until it’s too late. Even if some recognize the decline and try to stop it, it will slip into total madness, because they don’t know the truth about how to stop it. The political establishment cannot stop the decline. The lukewarm church cannot stop the decline. Everything they do will end up in chaos. I hope to spare you of that, by convincing you that the world as we now know it has been falling apart for some time now and is gradually getting worse until it becomes unrecognizable. That should not only frighten you, but it should horrify you. So, please let me encourage you to learn how to stop the decline before it’s too late.

To get our bearings we need to journey back to a quieter time before the internet, cellphones, 24-hour news, and social media. Family and church were at the center of what most of us did. If we were not reading a good book, then we were sitting on the front porch visiting face-to-face with our neighbors. We were taught at an early age that God had all the answers to our questions about the universe and was more than capable of solving all of our physical and emotional problems. We learned early on how to apply God’s Word in the Bible to every situation and understood well the necessity of prayer and meditation. Of course, we had our wars and rumors of wars. We had our diseases and vaccines. We had our occasional crazy person. Yes, we even had our criminals that were rarely seen or even talked about. We also had those people who were unfamiliar with God’s solutions in the Bible, so we spent ample time with them to help them overcome their emotional chaos. However, in time things began to slowly change in the world making it nearly unrecognizable by most. The world was no longer the same. It was as if we had all entered some kind of future shock.

After sixty years of witnessing this change, we have come to realize that the world we once knew was falling apart. It was no longer the same. Although the physical world has also changed putting humanity at risk, it is the change to humanity that’s put it in far greater danger. The danger is so eminent that if we don’t reverse course soon it will be most difficult to put into words what will happen. In today’s world, we have seen crazy or insane people doing horrible things. We have seen criminals do the unthinkable, shocking our insensibilities. We have seen an increase in hate and violence where the whole world is bashing one another. We have seen an increase in suicide. Now, imagine with me for a moment if nearly every person on the planet was carried away with this kind of horrific behavior, it would be beyond pandemonium or chaos. This is exactly where humanity is headed, destroying one another along with the physical planet. It’s not too late to stop it, but we must act today. If we don’t, then all will be lost. If we don’t stop the decline, then the Antichrist will come and restore order by putting humanity under his control. The lawless one will promise law and order and a bright future.

So, how can we stop it? First, we must realize that we are emotional creatures created in God’s image. Yes, we have had many physical problems but at the heart of all our problems are our emotions. As emotional creatures, we need love, compassion, and understanding from others. We need a sense of belonging. We need to understand our changing and often erratic emotions. We need to understand what drives our behavior. We need to understand our passion for learning and becoming. When we observe the world today, we see that humanity has lost control of its emotions. Most are no longer in control leading them to seek advice from a world being run by the powers of darkness. Satan and his powers of darkness will not give you the truth but allow everyone to sink deeper and deeper into the pit of immortality. Satan is laughing at humanity who has rejected the truth from their Creator and has accepted the lie believing that they have the power within themselves to overcome their problems. This is the same lie given to humanity from the very beginning and throughout every age believing that they can harness their own power. In ages past, humanity has believed that they could harness the power from their idols, then later through their higher learning, then eventually through their drugs, and in the coming days through their technology or artificial intelligence. Satan has convinced humanity that they have the power within themselves to overcome all of their problems and should only pay lip service to their God.

Well, we know all too well that humanity is not capable of solving its own emotional and psychological problems. Even when artificial intelligence is introduced, it will fail. There is only one answer that can turn the tide. Humanity must trust God who is the only one capable of solving all of their problems. This will not be an easy thing for the world but it will not be impossible. We must demonstrate to the world that God can make a difference in our lives if we believe the Gospel and trust in Him alone to give us everything that we need for life and godliness. 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). So, it is God who has the power to give us everything we need to solve all of our problems in life. This knowledge comes from God’s only begotten Son, a knowledge that allows us to overcome every problem in life. This amazing knowledge will help us to put off the old life of sin and put on the new life in Christ, a life that is completely different from fallen humanity. This awesome knowledge will also lead us to the glory of our new life in Christ, which has been transformed, allowing us to partake of the divine nature (II Peter 1:4).

Those who have tasted this wonderful knowledge given to us in the Bible can attest to experiencing one little miracle after another as God works everything together for good for those who love God and have been called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). Unfortunately, the modern church has all but rejected this Scripture truth and have turned to the world to receive their knowledge that comes from the powers of darkness. Moreover, this false knowledge along with their psychotropic drugs and counseling, are unable to resolve humanity’s issues. The only way that we can reverse the damage caused to humanity is to come out from among them and be separate (II Corinthians 6:17-18). I have been preaching this for years to no avail. It is like the entire world is hooked on the knowledge that comes from the powers of darkness. They simply don’t want to give it up. Most believers in Christ have integrated the world’s knowledge with the teachings of the Holy Scripture, which is an abomination. To do so will keep them in bondage to Satan and the coming Antichrist. We will never stop the decline and deliver our people from bondage until we have truly come out from the fallen world bringing our children and grandchildren with us. If God’s true children will come out from the world by no longer trusting in the political establishment, the lukewarm church, public education, the news media, and social media, then we will be able to stop the decline into chaos. Dear children, let us be counted among the faithful remnant by stopping the decline into chaos.

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When the World Stops Listening

They say the mind can take only so much and then it stops listening. Some are calling it overload, while others are calling it selective hearing.  Whatever it is, it appears that the whole world has stopped listening. They have turned away from the ancient religions and are embracing a new future that promises many unbelievable advances in technology. These changes promise to enhance humanity’s ability to experience a deeper understanding of the entire universe and their unique place in it. These changes promise to give them a fulfilled life where the whole world will come together as one in peace and tranquility. These changes promise to open the door to a new reality where anything is possible from communicating with the animal kingdom to utilizing artificial intelligence to enhance their abilities. Nothing seems impossible to a world that has jettisoned classic Christianity for a brave new world. Although many will continue to play church, they no longer trust in God for their future, and they no longer trust in religion to chart their path ahead. They have joined the lukewarm church and no longer listen to God exclusively.

We live in a world that no longer wants to hear the deep things about the risen Christ and His miraculous work through the indwelling Spirit. They no longer want to hear about our need for Spiritual growth by putting off the old life and putting on the new life in Christ. They no longer want to hear that we have been given everything we need for life and godliness, which would cause them to reject most of humanity’s self helps. They no longer want to hear about God’s loving providence, even if we must faithfully endure trials and tribulations. The world has stopped listening because they have either rejected Christianity altogether or they have grown comfortable with the lukewarm church. It’s a sad state of affairs when we equate the rejection of Christianity with the lukewarm church but unfortunately, that’s exactly where Satan has led the modern church. The modern church has aggressively accepted all the new teachings from the world causing them to turn a deaf ear to the eternal truths passed on to us by our forefathers. So, let’s take a closer look at these unchanging truths that must be embraced by every true believer in Christ and truths that must be tirelessly proclaimed from the pulpit of their churches.

The true Church of God embraces the power and miraculous work of the Holy Spirit (John 6:4-15; I Corinthians 12:1-31). Without the power of the Holy Spirit, we will never be all that God wants us to be in Christ. Without the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit, the church will become stagnant in its growth and not be that bright shining light on a hill. The good news is this power of the Holy Spirit is immediately available to every believer who is called into the Kingdom. There is no waiting for those who believe and know in their hearts that they have been called. The Spirit is our Helper in all things from Spiritual growth to understanding and using our Spiritual gifts for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom here on earth. We have all been given Spiritual gifts not based on our natural abilities but on our call into the eternal Kingdom. Furthermore, the Spirit stays with us every moment of every day as our new Holy Resident. He always guides us and directs us along life’s narrow path experiencing one miracle after another that’s only fully realized as we mature in Christ. Every true Church embraces the power and miraculous work of the Holy Spirit.

The true Church of God embraces the absolute need for Spiritual growth from one degree of glory to another (II Corinthians 3:18). Spiritual growth is not about learning empty doctrines and endless rituals or memorizing the entire Bible from cover to cover. On the other hand, it is working closely with the indwelling Spirit by receiving His convictions and following His prompting even if it’s extremely uncomfortable. Reading slowly and methodically Holy Scripture allows it to penetrate deep within our own hearts bringing forth remorse, confession, and repentance, thus putting off the old life of sin and putting on the new life in Christ. In the beginning, you will not read far before the tears of remorse flow down your cheeks leading you to cry out to the Lord in confession, agreeing to turn from your sin and never repeat it. In the place of the old life, we discover the new life, which must be put into place immediately, which takes great faith. Although putting on the new life in Christ may seem uncomfortable and quite awkward, in time through the power of the indwelling Spirit you will blossom with joy and a peace that defies understanding. The true believer doesn’t look to grow only once a week by listening to Spirit-filled preaching, but they grow Spiritually every day by reading Holy Scripture and listening to the indwelling Spirit. Every true Church embraces the absolute need for Spiritual growth.

The true Church of God embraces the sufficiency of Holy Scripture for all of life and godliness (II Peter 1:3). 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). This is a beautiful truth that all the old hang-ups and besetting sins we had before Christ no longer have a hold on us. We have been set free to grow up Spiritually in Christ to become a beautiful new creation. We have not been left alone but have the indwelling Spirit, our Helper, and the Holy Scripture that gives us everything we need for life and godliness (II Peter 1:3). All those old emotional and psychological problems no longer have a hold on the new person in Christ. God promises to give us the solution for every problem facing humanity. As true believers in Christ, we no longer need the world’s counselors or psychotropic drugs to overcome our problems. As true believers in Christ, we no longer trust fallen humanity to solve our many emotional and psychological problems, but we trust God, who created us and knows everything about us. We have learned how to bring our problems directly to God in deep prayer and meditation believing that He will solve every problem in His time. As the true Church of God, we embrace the sufficiency of Holy Scripture.

The true Church of God embraces God’s loving providence (Romans 8:28). As we grow up Spiritually every day trusting in God for all of life and godliness, we are still left temporarily in the fallen world controlled by the powers of darkness. Although the powers of darkness will use our trials and tribulations to cause us to stumble, God will always turn things around and use them for our eternal benefit if we maintain our trust in His loving providence. The Bible says, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). It is a marvelous thing to trust in God to work all things together for good. For when we have eyes to see we will witness one miracle after another as God defeats the enemy of our souls and uses the trials and tribulations to strengthen our faith in Christ. As we mature in Christ we will learn to rejoice in trials and tribulations knowing that they are used for the perfecting of our faith (James 1:2-4). The lukewarm church is being destroyed by the many trials and tribulations of the last days, whereas the true Church of God embraces God’s loving providence.

Finally, the true Church of God embraces the exclusiveness of Christianity (John 14:6). We know that Christ is the only way to salvation, so we behave accordingly. Many claim to know the truth that Christ is the only way, but then they do their godless research for every little problem that comes into their lives. They freely associate with other religions, oftentimes seeking their advice about life and godliness. They have no problem seeking advice from the world or fallen humanity to understand the deeper truths about spirituality or the supernatural. They have no problem joining with those who practice inclusiveness, going so far as to say all paths lead to heaven. In conclusion, it’s past time for all of God’s precious children to either reform the church they attend or start a new fellowship that only preaches the truth. There is a reckoning coming very soon that will truly separate the sheep from the goats. I pray that all those who claim Jesus Christ as their Savior will be ready to defend their faith or be swept away by the teachings of the lukewarm church and the powers of darkness. The choice is yours.

Please Join Me in Prayer 

Good morning Heavenly Father. You know Lord, that the battle rages on for your beloved children as we struggle against an unjust world seeking to mold us into its image. From the politicians who enact new laws to the judges who enforce them, and to their counselors who justify them, we are led into further captivity and away from your gracious promises of a new life in Christ. We cry out to you, our God, day and night for your mercy and grace to stand firm against our adversaries so that in time all your beautiful promises can be fulfilled in our lives. We long to experience the new life in Christ free from the haunting memories of our past failures. We long to experience total perfection free from the sinful habits of our old sin nature. We long to experience all your beautiful and powerful promises fulfilled in our lives. We continue to cry out day and night in prayer believing that you will, that you are, fulfilling all your wonderful promises. We will continue to fight the good fight of faith until we walk with you in paradise. We pray this in the blessed Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

“And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?” (Luke 18:7).

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Becoming More Like Christ

Are you becoming more like Christ daily? I hope so because only the mature in Christ will stand firm during the coming apocalypse. Unfortunately, most are becoming more like the world, or they are becoming more like the lukewarm church. The world is sinking daily into its sins. Laws are being passed to give them the liberty to do whatever vain imagination enters into their perverse minds. Every sin is justified through their freedom of expression or their freedom of speech. Every sin is justified by the majority decision of those in their democracy. Every sin is justified by nullifying God’s beautiful commandments through misguided theology or its rejection in the public domain. Every sin is justified because modern man says we are living in a new world and the old laws are no longer relevant. They proudly say, “If it’s not breaking one of our laws, then it must be accepted by all.” So, goes the thinking of the contemporary world. They proclaim loudly, “Don’t question my behavior or my right to think whatever I want even if leads to tragic consequences for others.” One would need to stand outside of time itself to recognize how far the world has sunk into depravity. One step at a time the entire world has rejected God’s laws of righteousness. Continue reading Becoming More Like Christ

When Heaven Goes Silent (Video)

There is infighting on the left, shallowness on the right, and lawlessness in the center, yet no one is crying out to hear a voice from heaven. Almost no one is speaking the deep truths of our Almighty God who reigns over all. Although we all acknowledge the lukewarm church and the great falling away, we are still amazed that for most, heaven appears to remain silent. Come with me and I will show you how to listen to the voice from heaven. After watching this video on my secure website, please share it with others … your slavery is in the balance.

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When Heaven Goes Silent

There is infighting on the left, shallowness on the right, and lawlessness in the center, yet no one is crying out to hear a voice from heaven. Almost no one is speaking the deep truths of our Almighty God who reigns over all. Although we all acknowledge the lukewarm church and the great falling away, we are still amazed that for most, heaven appears to remain silent. The voice from heaven will not be on social media. It will not come from the halls of Government, it will not come from the news media, and sadly to say, it will not come from public education. Dear friends, only a voice from heaven could cause us to rise from the ashes of despair. Only a voice from heaven could call forth the Lord’s servants to come out from among them and be separate (See II Corinthians 6:17). Only a voice from heaven could unite all of His faithful servants under the banner of self-giving love. So, how do we listen for the voice from heaven? The good news is God’s children can hear the voice from heaven, if they take time to stop and listen. For the rest I’m afraid, heaven will remain silent because they have become so preoccupied with the things of the world. Come with me and I will show you how to listen to the voice from heaven. Continue reading When Heaven Goes Silent