Monday, August 7, 2017

Onward Christian Soldier

Many times in the past 10 years or so I have thought to myself.... "What's the use of even trying; the fool says, 'there is no God.'" They try to shame the Christians and even many of the pastors seem to deny God's warnings to United States of her destruction just as the Pharisees and Sadducees had done long ago when they denied the prophecies of Israel's coming destruction. But then I remember how God's warnings through Jonah convinced all the citizens of Nineveh to repent of their sins just before God was going to destroy their city and all it's inhabitants for their great sins. Because of the citizens of Nineveh repentance God relented and held back the destruction of Nineveh for approx. 120 years or so until the children and grandchildren returned to the sins of their parents.

Today in United States the vast majority mock and ridicule the Christians that attempt to share God's Love, His WORD and His warnings of her destruction. They have been corrupted to the very core of their being; calling lies the truth and the truth they deny as being lies. They blaspheme the LORD's name in nearly every sentence... They have embraced the abominations of evolution, homosexuality and abortion, thus God has been warning United States of her coming destruction since at least the mid 1980's.

Just as we are warned in the Bible, we are seeing total chaos throughout the world today, nation rising against nation. Islamic terrorist's attacks all around the world, and the love of many is waxing cold just as we are told in Matthew 24:12, And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

It’s vital that every one understand the work of God's watchmen as events grow increasingly tense in a rapidly changing world. In ancient times the city watchmen watched from the city towers for any approaching dangers, either from beast or man. If the watchman spotted a danger of approaching armies the watchman would warn the people and the gates of the city would be closed aiding in the defense of it's inhabitants.

Ezekiel 33 best describes the job of the Watchman and how the blood of those killed by invaders would be on the hands of the Watchman if he failed to shout the warnings of danger to the citizens of the city.

Just as God provided prophets and watchmen for the nations in ancient times, so too does He still provide prophets and watchmen throughout all of man's history on earth. And just as the vast majority rejected the warnings of the prophets and watchmen in ancient times, so too do the vast majority of the people still reject the warning of the prophets and watchmen today.

An atheist told me the other day that he didn't believe in God. I asked, "Have you searched for God? Have you read through the Bible?"
The young man's answer was, "No, why should I when I know God doesn't exist?"
My reply was, "For you to know that God nor anything else for that matter doesn't or hasn't ever existed you would have to have known all of the past and presence history of this world."

The following was copied from the Bible Pathway Ministries Daily Devotional which I have used for over nineteen years.


Read Isaiah 10-14

And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation; neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there. But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their house shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there. And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces; and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged (Is. 13:19-22).

When Israel allied with Syria to invade Judah (Is. 7:1-7), Isaiah foretold that Israel would be defeated by Assyria (7:8). He then looked beyond Assyria's victory to the rise of Babylon, the new world power who would eclipse Assyria and one day overthrow Judah and take her people into captivity. Yet even as he predicted the ascent of Babylon, he also foretold of her permanent downfall.

The Babylon of which Isaiah spoke would soon become the dominant world power. She would be known as a center of business, art and architecture; her high level of civilization would maintain influence far beyond her borders. Her citizens would be infused with both patriotism and prided, certain that they were partaking of the best that the world had to offer. Yet even with all her resources, culture and military prowess, The nation of Babylon lived in total opposition to the Word of God.

Although He would use her to bring judgment to His people, the Lord would form no relationship with Babylon or her leaders. As these verses from Isaiah reveal, her eventual destruction would be swift and brutal, with no chance of reprieve or revival. By choosing to live in violation of God's Word, they ensured that they would die in fulfillment of it. The Lord is known by the judgment which He executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God (Ps 9:16-17).

The only means by which to escape judgment is to repent of our sin and begin walking in the ways of the Lord. God sent admonishments and warnings to the nation of Babylon, just as He had to the nations of Israel and Judah. At times, some of her leaders, such as Nebuchadnezzar, gained a passing appreciation for the power of God, but that was not enough to save the nation. God is looking for individuals and those who will come to Him in complete surrender. Anything less than this will always be unacceptable to Him. If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land (2 Chr. 7:14).

All who revel against the Word of God will find themselves in the same situation. Although they may think for a time that all things are in their control, sooner or later they will discover the lie behind that thought. True safety and security can only be found under the provision and protection of Christ, and ultimate control always lies in His hands.

Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ (2 Cor. 10:5).

Thought for the day: Rebellion is a provocative word, but make no mistake, a person who does not follow God lives in open rebellion against Him.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Is The USA In The Bible?

The word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people (Ezekiel 33-1-3);
God has never allowed the destruction of a nation nor of it's people before He first has sent His warnings hoping that the hearts of the people might turn to Him.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 What Will It Bring

With each year passing it seems as though we are living in a world where truth is becoming more and more irrelevant to the vast majority throughout the world where evil is now believed to be good and good is now believed to be evil.
To distinguish between the truth of good and evil there must be a guide to follow by which we are instructed to understand the differences of this good and evil. God, our creator has given us the Bible as a guide by which all peoples and nations should follow to lead a godly and productive life that a person can live in accordance to His instructions.
God’s WORD tells, The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it (Jeremiah 17:9). We are also warned in the Bible, And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God (Romans 12:2).
In the last nineteen years I have used the monthly Bible Pathway Ministries Daily Devotional Guides for guiding me through the Bible with fifteen minutes of reading and to assist me in better understanding of His WORD. I feel as though these devotional guides have aided me in keeping my mind, heart and flesh in line with God’s Will.
The following is The Bible Pathway Ministry Devotional guide for January 1, 2017.


Genesis 1-3
And God said, let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and left them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth (Genesis 1:26)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made (John 1: 1-3).
Today we begin our journey through the Old Testament, in which is recorded the history of mankind’s relationship with God. Yet if we choose to read it solely as a book of history, claiming that, with the coming of Christ, nothing that is written here has any direct bearing on our lives, then we are cheating ourselves out of a fully realized relationship with our Lord and Savior. Jesus did not come into being as a newborn baby in a small, dark stable in Bethlehem; He has been in existence since BEFORE the beginning, and he was one with God when He stated Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness.
For there are Three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost; and these Three are One (1 John 5:7). The plan of the Father that was set into motion in the Garden of Eden is the plan of the Son. To fully understand that plan, we have to avail ourselves of every word of Scripture given to us by God. But He answered and said, it is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by ever word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. (Matt. 4:4). Only through starting at the beginning will our understanding of our need for a Savior be complete.
In the Garden of Eden we are introduced to the serpent (3:1), who we will later discover later is known by many names, among them Lucifer, Satan, the adversary, the accuser, the enemy, the devil, and the dragon (Is. 14:12; Matt. 13:39, 1 Pet. 5:8, rev. 12:10; 20:2). With his entry into the Garden, mankind first experienced temptation. 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 (Gen. 3:4-5). It is important to note, however, that sin was introduced into this world not by the serpent, but by the conscious choices of Eve and Adam. At the moment of temptation, they shifted their confidence from the wisdom of God to the wisdom of self, and in so doing they forfeited the authority and protection of the Word of God over their hearts, their consciences, and their understanding. Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned (Rom. 5:12).
Satan is still roaming this world, seeking to deceive and lead astray. The very temptations that he placed before Eve, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life (1 John 2:16), he regularly places before each of us. Yet we do not have to face him alone. Through the complete revelation of God’s Word, we have been given every tool necessary to resist the devil in all his forms.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:7).
Thought for Today: God's plan is not evolving; it does not change with the occurrences of the world. It is perfectly and continually on going.

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Evidence Is There

There is more evidence today since the crucifixion of Jesus on the Cross for the existence of God and the truth of His WORD than there has ever been in man's history with the New testament, and the fulfillment of so many prophecies, and scientific and archaeology discoveries, and even from the writings of ancient authors such as Flavius Josephus, yet the vast majority of the world's population chooses to deny this evidence and live their lives with no thoughts of eternity.
Numerous times did God send His prophets to the elders of Israel with the warnings of death by famine and sword, and captivity for those remaining, all because of their idolatry and sins.
Each of God’s prophecies for destruction were followed with many years of more warnings from His prophets even as Jerusalem and the nation of Israel was collapsing around them.
The elders who wore what they preceded to be a cloak of righteousness and claiming to be God’s chosen people believed as God’s chosen people that His hands of protection would always be there to protect them from all who would come against Israel.

God has been warning United States of her destruction for over 40 years or more and just as the Israelites failed to understand what it meant to be a righteous and a holy people, so too is it the same for the vast majority of those living in United States today.
Sadly, even today many of the people claim that one of their own will make United States great once again and of course there are those that claim that God will make this nation great once again.

Please consider for a moment if you will; we are told in the Genesis 18:20-21: And the Lord said, "Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me;" And we are also told that God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and neighboring cities with brimstone and fire.
All cities that I have seen consist of many children of all ages, from new born to teenagers, so we can safely assume that these children inherited the same judgment as those that had committed this grievous sin against God's WORD. - For He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust (Matthew 5:45).

United States is a nation that has been drenched with the blood of approx. 68 million babies through abortion, a nation that has allowed the teachings of evolution in our schools, a nation that has embraced homosexuality and the rejection of Jesus Christ.
If there were no other sin than the shedding of the innocent blood of the babies through abortion, United States would still be deserving of her destruction.
God's WORD tells us that this innocent blood cries for justice and that the land is defiled by the shedding of innocent blood and cleansing is made by fire.

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).

I cannot remain silent.... On the night of Jan. 22, 1997 after my prayer the Holy Spirit whispered in my left ear saying, "I will repay United States double for her iniquities."
The delay of this destruction alone is a true testament to God's Love and His great mercies for those whom He loves.
We must remember a loving Father must discipline a rebellious child who continuously sins; thus this continuous rebellion requires there to be a punishment if ever there is going to be a change in this child’s behavior.

Just as we are shown in the Old Testament how God allowed heathen nations to punish the rebellious Israelites because of their idolatry and sins, so too will He allow heathen nations to punish those in United States for the continuous rejection of God’s WORD and her sins.

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie (2 Thessalonians 2:9-11):

Judgment is coming in God's timing for a nation and a rebellious people who has rejected God's ways.
Fire will fall in the form of a nuclear attack, it will split the midnight hour from the East to the West and in one hour United States will be desolate, but before this happens there will many heartaches that we will go through.
Call upon the LORD's name today, for we know not what tomorrow will bring and seek out a Bible believing church for you and your family......

Friday, May 20, 2016

In Nearly Every Conversion

Together; my wife and I have visited a local business several times in the last two years or so, but in the last few months my wife has refused to accompany me to this business. I will not mention the name of this business nor the name of a particular salesman that has caused this concern within both my wife and myself.
I certainly agree with why she refuses to join me but that doesn't make me any happier with her decision. We, like most people have to make decisions on issues which we would rather not have to deal with or even consider. Just as issues between husbands and wives can vary greatly; so too, can issues between Christians and non-Christians.
This particular issue or maybe I should just call it what it really is that has bothered both of us; it is actually disrespect. This disrespect that I am speaking of today can even be more clearly defined as blaspheming God's Holy name and the use of profanity in nearly every conversion.
As the God of all of creation, He alone is worthy of all our praise and respect and this He has made clear in the first five of the Ten Commandments, which are:
1. You shall have no other gods before Me.
2. You shall not make idols.
3. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
4. Keep the Sabbath day holy.
5. Honor your father and your mother.

In Leviticus 24, we are shown just how seriously God takes blasphemy of His name and profanity when the son of an Israelite woman blasphemed the Name of God with a curse; so they took him to Moses and Moses inquired of the LORD. And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying, "Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him," (Lev. 24:14).
We also read in the Bible on issues of respect and disrespect shown to His servants as well, when in great respect and devotion Elisha would not leave the great Prophet Elijah’s side. And Elijah said unto him, “Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the Lord hath sent me to Jordan.” And he (Elisha) said, “As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee.” And they two went on, 2Kings 2:6.

Elisha had pledged himself to serve the LORD’s prophet, and he was determined to fulfill that pledge out of love and respect for his master. After Elijah’s departure Elisha received a double portion of Elijah’s spirit as Elijah’s heir.
Shortly thereafter as Elisha was on his way to Bethel, And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and (They) said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head, (2Kings 2:23). God’s response to this disrespect shown towards His Prophet was swift as two bears came forth immediately out of the woods and killed the mockers of Elisha.

Proverbs 1:1-7 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

True, we are living in the age of God's Grace, but the Bible does tell us that God is the same today as He was yesterday.

Praise the LORD, I believe there is nothing that we can do that God wouldn’t forgive when we come to Him in repentance of our sin asking for His forgiveness. God has proven this in my personal life in the past; and even more clearly by using me to deliver His message of forgiveness to a young lady, who had had an abortion 16 years earlier when the Holy Spirit spoke through my lips to this young Mother, promising a reunion with her first child when she gets to Heaven. This message can be found in the Blog Archive posted in January 2014, titled, The Greater Message.

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Ephesians 4:29-32

Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Warnings

Today is the twenty-second anniversary of the Holy Spirit whispering in my left ear to led me to the book "Through the Fire Without Burning," which was authored by Pastor Dumitru Duduman whom God had given the visions of a nuclear attack on United States.
I ran from His message for two years and nine months not wanting to believe that God would allow this to happen to United States.

I started praying, Father God, if this is a true prophecy than You must give me the confirmations to confirm the visions You have given Pastor Duduman... Within just a few short months I received the two confirmations through a student driver named Dale Ferrari who had an out of body experience of the rapture..

April 2000 I started attending LaGrange Christian Assembly in LaGrange, IL. where I learned of a pastor having been there during the 80's who had also been given a vision of a nuclear attack on United States. This pastor informed me of the visions God had given to Pastor David Wilkerson, who had authored a book title: "Set the Trumpet to Thy Mouth" revealing a nuclear attack on United States.

I immediately began praying, Father God if these are true warnings for United States than You must give me the confirmations to confirm the vision you gave to Pastor Wilkerson. Once again the two confirmations were given several months later.
God has never allowed the destruction of a nation nor of it's people before first sending His warnings hoping that the hearts of the people might turn to Him and be saved. RFC Newsletter #101

The fact that it has now been twenty two years since leading me to the first warnings is truly a testimony to how loving and merciful God is, but we should all remember.. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance, 2 Peter 3:9 (KJV).

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Truth vs. Deception

Why is it that the non-Christians think they are so much wiser than Christians? Granted, most are easily smarter than this Christian but having a higher education with degrees and titles mean nothing if there is no godly wisdom...

God has given man the proof of His existence through His WORD where man can examine the many scientific facts, pertaining to the earth, the universe, the oceans, man and even medical knowledge all of which were written down in ancient times.
Archaeological facts found within the Bible have also been proven to authenticate the accuracy of God's WORD. Many events in the Bible which previously considered as just tales or stories were proved by archaeological excavations to be historical. In Palestine, places and towns, frequently mentioned in the Bible are being brought into the light of day and look exactly as the Bible describes them and are located exactly where the Bible says they were. Scholars encounter more and more inscriptions and monuments with the names of people mentioned in the Old and New Testament.

These events and scientific facts have been recorded with an accuracy that is nothing less than startling, having been written within the Bible 2000 years more or less before scientists and archaeologists discovered these facts to be true.... The accuracy of these facts can only be attributed to the inspiration of God.
However, the narrow minded non-Christians who wish to discredit God have chosen to ignore these facts in order to attack God's WORD in every way possible. These non-Christians having read selected parts from the Old Testament, with arrogance claim God to being a vicious, vengeful, murderous God who loved slavery. How foolish is it that man could believe that he is just as smart as God who literally spoke the existence of the world into being and then set it into motion?

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9

Man lacks the understanding of the times and conditions that existed at the time but in actual reality they lack so much, much more....
This is God's world, He created this world, thus He has the right to establish the guidelines by which man should live... If man doesn't want to obey God ways than God has given us the consequences for that disobedience, which is a separation from God for all eternity.

Scientific Facts In The Bible

The following was taken from a Bible Pathway Ministries Daily Devotional Guide.


These are the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day: Beside the Sabbaths of the Lord, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the Lord (Leviticus 23:37-38).

The LORD knows us better than we know ourselves. He understands how our minds work, and the limitations of our physical bodies. He knows how we process stressful situations, and what we need to functional an optimal level on a day-to-day basis. He understands our inherent need to rest and refocus.

For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not (Isaiah 30:15).

Fortunately, the LORD also understands the human tendency to get caught up in the "drama." He knew that the Israelites had been living for centuries in Egypt, a land of non-believers. They had been exposed to, and probable had take part in, many pagan celebrations. He understood that, without direction, they would continue to "rest and relax" in sinful ways.

The LORD set aside special days and weeks for the people to rest and reflect on their many blessing. Some of these days were meant for solemn reflection and inner growth, such as the Day of Atonement, while others were meant for joyous celebration, such as the Festival of Harvest. No matter the underlying reason for the Holy Day, they all shared one common theme. Each day was meant to draw the people closer to God. The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing (Zephaniah 3:17).

The world today runs on a 24/7 schedule. Holy Days have given away to holidays, and on any given holiday over half the population will still be required to work a normal work day.

As a nation we have lost or focus on God. In our society there is no longer any one day set aside for His honor. As individuals living for Christ, we must not hide behind that excuse. We are blessed; once we have accepted Christ as our Savior, the Holy Spirit is with us all the time. Unlike the earlier Israelites, we don't have to make elaborate sacrifices and preparations in order to spend time with our LORD. However, that does not mean that we are not expected to set aside regular, scheduled time to spend with Him in reflection, worship, and celebration. If something is important to you , you make time for it. If God is important to you, then you will find the time to show it.

Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath Day, and hallowed it. (Exodus 20:8-11).

Thought for Today: If God truly is the most important part of our lives, then we should always give Him our best.

Monday, December 28, 2015

To Began A New Life

We, as true Christians know that God's WORD will be fulfilled to the letter, and no man will change His ultimate plan for man and his destiny.

We are about to close the books on this year in which has seen many heartaches in not only our lives but in our nation as well. The heartaches of seeing a government collapsing from within and all around, government leaders that put more value in the riches of this world then in their own integrity. Leaders who would lie, cheat and steal for their own welfare then to be concerned for the welfare of the people they were elected to serve.

Sadly, the vast majority of men will search for the truth all their lives and when they do hear the truth they quickly deny the truth as being nothing but lies; therefore when they do hear lies they accept them as being the truth...

I have very little doubts in my mind that there will be many more heartaches this coming year than all my previous 67 years combined for God has shown me many things and that our days are numbered. Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets (Amos 3:7).

God has given man the gift of eternal life through the precious Blood of the Lamb, His Son, Yeshua, our LORD, Savior and Redeemer and the knowledge of this truth is not hidden, it is revealed unto us in His WORD through the Holy Spirit that all should know the truth, to be set free from their sins, to began a new life..

The following was copied from the Bible Pathway Ministries Daily Devotional Guide which can guide one through the entire Bible in one years time with only 15 minutes of reading per-day. This guide can be purchased from Bible Pathway Ministries (P.O. Box 20123m Murfreesboro, TN., 317129-0123,


December 28

Read Revelation 14-16

And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads (Revelation 14;1). And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb (Revelation 14:9-10).

As this world draws to a close, mankind will be stripped of all pretenses. No longer will there be a "middle ground;" the time for conversation and debate will be over. We will all bear the mark of our chosen master, and we will all reap the rewards of the path that we have followed. Blessed will be those that have their Father's name written in their foreheads, while cursed indeed will be all that have chosen to bear the mark of the beast. The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.

The subject of the torments of hell is shunned in many of today's churches. Christian culture pushes the image of benevolent, genteel, grandfatherly God - a God who loves and accepts everyone for who they are, without question, condemnation, or judgment. The God that is shared from man pulpits each week is often portrayed as turning a blind eye to sin, as long as the sinner's "heart is in the right place." The problem with this philosophy is as simple as it is horrifying; even as we claim to speak in the Name of Jesus, our words and actions are pushing people deeper into the clutches of Satan by allowing them to think that they can live in any manner that they choose as long as they "claim" the protection of Christ.

Giving one's life to Christ is a conscious choice that requires a sincere personal commitment. It is IMPOSSIBLE to be a servant of Christ and a slave to the world at the same time. No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon (Matthew 6:24). If we claim to know God, yet our first loyalty still lies to ourselves and our earthly needs and wants, then we are lying to ourselves, Jesus said: He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal (John 12:25). If we decide to protect and defend our earthly way of life above all else, then we are choosing to take on the mark of the beast. If this is the path that we take, then we need to fully understand what will be waiting for us at the end of it.

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death (Revelation 21:7-8).

Thought for Today: Modern philosophy popularizes the notion that there are many different paths a person can walk through life. In reality there are only two - the one to Heaven and the one to Hell.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Eternal Gift

May the beauty and joy of this Christmas bring praise and joy to your heart and the hearts of your loved ones and God's Peace to your homes. Just a little over 2,000 years ago God gave His greatest gift unto all the world... From His Heavenly Throne to a humble manger in the East; And then back to His Heavenly Throne. God the Son, Christ Jesus to forever and ever reign over all His creation...
Though unworthy of His Loving embrace, He has poured out His Mercy and Grace that we may be forgiven of our sins and live forever in His presence.
Hallelujah Christmas