I was a lukewarm Christian at best, believing there was a God but certainly having great doubts in miraculous miracles such as parting the Red Sea, walking on water or raising the dead. I had made a god that pleased me, rather than me pleasing a Holy and Righteous God.
January, 1991 my eyes were opened to the indisputable truth of God's Word and my greatest desire since then has been to grow closer to my Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus. My second greatest desire is to convince others that they should seek the truth of God's Word.
Long before the birth of Israel's Messiah and moved by the Holy Spirit the Prophet Isaiah wrote: "The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned." Isaiah 9:2
The Disciple Luke wrote: Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
“Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace.
For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.” Luke 2:25-32
And the Disciple John wrote: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:1-5
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God — children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. John 1:9-13
Today in America many have been caught up in a spirit of rebellion against authority and conditioned by secular educators to deny the authority of The Sovereign God of the universe; striving to remove God from every area of their lives.
Deep darkness has covered America because the vast majority has rejected the truth of God's Word. With this said, a Righteous and Holy God has judged America for her iniquities.
We could divide all of humanity in two divisions; those that are saved by the Blood of Christ and those that are lost, forever separated from a loving God.
Love was to be the Christian's guiding principle for his life, but the love of God is not to be interpreted as sentimental weakness or indifference toward lawlessness.
The principle of justice is based on the unchangeable nature of God and to love as Christ loved, should be the desire of every Christian. Should the Christian fail to understand this there is no doubt that there will be many sad days ahead, for the righteousness of God requires justice.
I will add a fifth part in a few days to complete this message, titled: The Final Generation ~ My Redeemer Lives