Category: Judgment


Yes, as Christians we walk in grace and God’s forgiveness (when we repent), but every time we sin it is added to OUR NATION’S ‘cup of iniquity’.

 

When God’s people walk uprightly, that influence spreads throughout their nation–often the entire nation is blessed because of their presence and influence.  But when God’s people turn to sin (or simply fail to stand AGAINST sin), their nation begins a downward spiral of depravity that results in God’s judgment (if they don’t turn to Him in repentance first–and most won’t). We are the ‘salt’.  Salt is a preservative.  (How long does home-baked, preservative free food last compared to processed food that has preservatives in it?)   Without ‘salt’ or with only ‘salt that has lost its savor’, there is nothing to stop the rapid proliferation of sin within a society.

 

Because sin is taught from one  generation to the next by example, each generation grows more wicked than the one before. The more wickedly a nation behaves, the more hardened the people’s hearts become, the more defiled they become, and the more demonic entities take up residence in their land (and inside the people).  This ultimately leads to DEEP depravity and wickedness in a nation, where the innocent suffer greatly at the hands of the wicked (assault, rape, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, abortion, murder, human sacrifice).  God eventually will have to step in and judge the nation, and this means even more suffering and loss of lives.

 

Sin may seem fun at the beginning, but it leads to great suffering two to three generations later.  Two generations later is one’s GRANDCHILDREN, people!  It is our grandchildren who will suffer from the sins our generation indulged in, and the process we set in motion.  Once the door is opened to sin, it will not be shut again until this whole process has played out.  Sin has a horrible ripple effect, passing down through one’s children and grandchildren.  There is great sorrow in watching your children go astray, and teach their children to go astray, each generation becoming more and more wicked and depraved.

 

When you open the door to sin, you bring great suffering upon your future descendants, as well as yourself.  Many of us are old enough to have seen this happen.  We grew up in a country that was peaceful and mostly safe for children.  We enjoyed great freedom and blessing as children.  But now it is not safe for a child to play or walk to the store alone.  They are not safe in a boyscout troop or attending school.  Dangerous, wicked people of every stripe lie in wait for them (kidnappers, Satanists, homosexuals, pedophiles, murderers).  They are not even safe among their peers as some of them have already become Satanists, pedophiles, homosexuals, and murderers.  And if the risk of them suffering physical harm at the hands of such people were not dangerous enough, there is also the very real danger of them being pulled into the company of the wicked and learning their ways.  They are encircled by the wicked every day.

 

I’m hoping this short video will illustrate how God judges nations. The Bible speaks of a cup of God’s fury or a cup of His indignation. People in times past have talked about a ‘cup of iniquity’ (cup of sin). Here is the way I picture it: The sins of a nation are recorded in Heaven. They slowly fill an imaginary ‘cup of iniquity’ and once it is full, it reaches the tipping point. When it is full, it becomes the cup of God’s wrath, and it tips and is poured out on the people.

 

All of a nation’s sins will eventually be punished–but not necessarily at the time they happen. God forbears and suffers long, as He gives the people time to repent. But usually they won’t, and the whole process of ever increasing wickedness will have to play itself out.  Eventually a generation comes along that goes full bore into every kind of wickedness imaginable (second or third generation?), and the cup fills up quickly and ALL the nation’s punishment (even for sins long past) comes down upon THEIR heads.

 

As you watch this video, be mindful that it represents how YOUR sins can be poured out upon the  heads of your grandchildren.  (If you are young and don’t yet  have children or grandchildren–imagine it being poured out on the head of someone you love with all your heart–because that is how you will someday feel about your grandchildren.)

 

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(Although God’s judgment is a horrible thing, it is also a blessing because it serves as a ‘reset’ and gives hope to future generations on the other side of it.)

Although many will say ‘God is in control’ and ‘God is still on the throne’, that is not true to the extent that most people think.

 

In the beginning, God appointed Adam and Eve to rule over the Earth:

 

‘And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.’  (Gen. 1:28)

 

But when Adam and Eve yielded themselves to obey Satan, he became their master.

 

‘Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?’  (Romans 6:16)

 

When they surrendered themselves to Satan, all that was theirs (dominion over the Earth) became his.

 

‘In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.’  (2 Cor. 4:4)

 

‘And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.  And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.’  (Luke 4:5-6)

 

The whole world is now experiencing the ‘knowledge of good and evil’ firsthand.  There is now a hierarchy of fallen angels ruling over the Earth.

 

‘For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.’  (Ephesians 6:12)

 

Out of all the peoples of the Earth, God called a man out to submit to Him and be under His authority.  That man was Abraham.  God then became his God (and the God of whomever of his descendants would also submit to Him).’And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

 

And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.’  (Gen. 17:1-8)

 

‘And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:’  (Gen. 28:20-21)

 

Abraham’s descendants, through Isaac and Jacob, are known as ‘Israel’.  Israel is a nation of twelve different tribes.  (The ‘Jews’ are of the tribe of Judah.)  God called Israel to be HIS people, among all of the people of the Earth (who belonged to Satan and his fallen angels).  Israel was called to constantly rebel against Satan and his dominion over the Earth, by submitting themselves to God and HIS statutes, instead of submitting themselves to Satan.  But time and again they chose to submit themselves to Satan, and came again under his dominion.  God would allow Satan to persecute and oppress the Israelites (through the neighboring nations that belonged to Satan), until the people would cry out in repentance and willingly submit themselves to God again.  While they were in submission to God, God would appoint His angels to watch over them.

 

‘Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia’ [the fallen angel that rules over the Persian (Iranian) people] ‘withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael,’ [one of God’s Holy Angels, appointed over the Israelites] ‘one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.  . . .  Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come. But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.’   (Dan. 10:12-13, 20-21)

 

‘And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.

 

And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.’  (2 Kings 6:15-17)

 

‘The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.’  (Psalm 34:7)

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The Bible tells us that:

 

‘And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.’  (Rev. 12:7-9)

 

We are also told that:

 

‘Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;’  (1 Tim. 4:1)

 

If devils are imparting ‘doctrines of devils’ to men . . . is it not reasonable to assume that some of them are appearing directly to men to do so?  We know for certain that Mohammed (Islam) and Joseph Smith (Mormonism) claimed that angels had appeared to them and taught them the doctrines that they later taught to others.

 

‘Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.’  (1 John 4:1)

 

When men listen to these fallen angels, and spread their message to others, they are most certainly false prophets.  Jesus warned us that in the end times

 

‘ . . . many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.’  (Matt. 24:11)

 

Given that we are told there would be a war in heaven in the latter days (Rev. 12:7), and that many in the latter times would give heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils . . . and the fact that so many of today’s (‘mainstream Christian’) false prophets claim to have been visited by angels, we should be EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS about any sort of angelic visitation that WE might have!  (In fact, we should command them to flee, in Jesus’ name.  Only a Holy Angel could remain in that case.)

 

‘And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.  Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.’  (2 Cor. 11:14-15)

 

We are also warned that part of the strong delusion that overtakes the world will include a ‘False Prophet’.  This False Prophet will be at the forefront of leading the people to worship Satan.  He will appear to be Christian, but will speak doctrines of demons.

 

‘And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

 

And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

 

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.’  (Rev. 13:11-18)

 

‘And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.’  (Rev. 16:13)

 

This world will eventually be ruled by a political leader who is demon possessed (The Son of Perdition) and a (demon possessed) religious leader who promotes him.  It is important to understand that JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE BELIEVES IN JESUS AND PROFESSES TO BE A CHRISTIAN, DOESN’T MEAN THEY ARE ONE!

 

‘And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.  Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.’  (2 Cor. 11:14-15)

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Now, we have wandered a bit beyond the point of this note . . .

 

There was a time when America submitted herself to God and was under His protection.  But through widespread sin, the removing of God’s Commandments, and the making of new laws which legalize sin, America has now submitted herself to Satan and is again under his dominion.  In other words, America is no longer ‘one nation under God’.  As vassals of Satan, it is up to HIM which power or principality (fallen angel) will be appointed to rule over us.  Right now it seems to be the prince of Babylon.  Perhaps it will be Allah.  But make no mistake, God is no longer the God of America.  We have rejected Him, and unless and until we repent, He has turned His back on America.

 

 

If we wish to have the protection and blessing of God, we must repent and submit to His Commandments.  Although it is  highly unlikely that America as a whole will repent and turn to God, we still must sound the alarm.  Please share this article, if you feel led.

The ‘gospel’ preached by mainstream churchianity is a greatly distorted gospel. They tell you that you have to accept Jesus Christ as your savior or God will throw you in hell.

Here we have SOME truth that has been satanically twisted into an ultimatum that GREATLY MISREPRESENTS the nature of God! This gospel basically says that you are BORN a sinner because Adam sinned (you had no choice). It then coerces you into accepting a ‘God’ that is so insecure and egotistical that he will torment you eternally if you reject him. THIS IS A LIE FROM THE PIT OF HELL!!

The BIBLICAL gospel is that we are each born with a sin NATURE because of Adam’s sin, and that each of us will eventually become a prisoner to sin by yielding to it. But even though each of us GREATLY OFFENDS, and sins against, our perfect God, He holds out His hands to us in mercy and says ‘Come to me, I’ve made a way for you. Why choose death?’

This is not a God that rounds up all His enemies and eternally torments them!! He is a God that sees mankind on the highway to hell, and sends messengers ahead of them, to stand before each exit saying ‘Turn here!! Get off this road that takes you to your ultimate destruction!!’

Be very careful of the gospel you preach!!! No one is born a sinner. Each of us has a choice. We are/were each headed to hell because of our OWN choices and actions. None of us is innocent–every one of us has sinned. But God has intervened in each of our lives, many times, in an attempt to get us to change our mind and our course.

The Apostles and early Christians never tried to guilt or terrify people into accepting Jesus Christ–and it simply doesn’t work!! In order to become a Christian, you must GIVE UP your life. Yet the kind of people that turn to God only because of fear of punishment are usually the sort of people that want to KEEP their life. They are false converts. They will not be able to endure the narrow road, and will eventually turn back to their sins. This false gospel is to blame for the eternal damnation of many people who think ‘been there and tried that–didn’t work for me’.

The true gospel is about helping people to realize that they have CHOSEN to sin, and for THAT they are eternally separated from God–and the only place where one can go after death that is without God (who fills the universe) is a godless place called hell, that is specially set apart for those that hate Him. NO ONE goes to hell, except by their own CHOICE to sin.

Nevertheless, Jesus Christ laid down His life, to bridge the separation between man and God, for those who are WILLING TO REPENT AND OBEY HIM.

There is no coercion. EVERYONE is on the road to hell–but there is a way of escape.

People aren’t thrown into hell for rejecting Jesus–they merely forfeit their only chance of mercy and pardon.

Clogged Pipes

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Since he was family, he was expected to help.  The pipes were clogged and the toilets were backing up.  He went to the sewer clean out pipe to see if he could remove the offending clog that way.  Sure enough–as he opened it, the problem quickly became evident as it bubbled over the top of the clean out pipe and spilled onto the ground.  What flowed out of the pipe was a mass of bloody flesh.  In the midst of it he could clearly see a multitude of tiny human arms and legs.

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Little did he know this would be a regular routine for him, and that heretofore he would be called back to Gosnell’s clinic once or twice a week to unclog the drains.  But the building’s plumbing system had never been created to accommodate the methods of this baby butcher, who regularly flushed babies down the toilet, or ran them through the garbage disposal before washing them down the kitchen drain.

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If this makes you angry, don’t write nasty comments.  Instead, share it.

‘ . . . have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them].  For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.’  (Ephesians 5:11-13)

Man Up!!

MEN . . . you need to read this.

These are your unborn sons and daughters, your unborn nieces and nephews, your unborn granddaughters and grandsons.  How can you stand by and say ‘it’s a woman’s choice’?

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What if money was tight at your house, and you came home one day to find the dog decapitated and dismembered in your front yard?  . . . And when you went inside the house, your wife calmly told you she ‘took care of the problem’, because you could not afford to feed a dog?  Or what if the reason was because she had embarked on a career path, and could no longer spare the time to walk and feed and bathe the dog?  Or, perhaps she simply didn’t like having fur all over the house when he shed.  What if she never even asked for your input?  Would you not stare at her in abject horror and ask yourself ‘what kind of a monster does this?’?  And yet, when it comes to an unborn baby (which has TWO parents!!!) you look the other way and ‘let the woman decide’?  May I remind you . . .

‘ . . . For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.’  (1 Tim. 2:13-14)

Any man who has had much interaction with women knows that women make their decisions differently than men.  A woman’s decision-making process is usually heavily weighted towards feelings and intuition, while men primarily make their decisions based on logic.  Men tend to be more rational . . . women tend to be more irrational.  And nowhere is this more apparent than in situations where emotion is involved.  Women are VERY VULNERABLE TO DECEPTION, where emotion is involved.  For this reason, God designed a culture where MEN (employing logic and rational thought) would make the final decisions.  Husbands and fathers are to be the authority in the home.

However, when situations are emotionally charged, men are going to get a lot of RESISTANCE from women (and liberal/effeminate men).  A man needs to be prepared for this, and stand firm and unwavering.  Yet, many men will step aside and defer to a woman, not wanting to make her upset.  Man up!!  You ought to obey God rather than men!  (Acts 5:29)  The only thing worse than a MAN pleaser is a WOMAN pleaser!!–especially understanding that women are prone to deception, especially in matters that are emotionally charged.

Lets look for a moment, at where this all began.  We are told that in the Garden of Eden, the serpent beguiled Eve—he deceived her.  She made a terrible decision, while not entirely in her right mind.  HOWEVER, Adam (who was apparently present with her) was NOT deceived.  He knew very well that what she was doing was wrong.  For whatever his reasons may have been, he deliberately disobeyed God and joined Eve in her sinful decision—as so many weak-willed men do today, in regards to abortion.  What Adam ought RATHER to have done, was to rebuke Eve and plead with her to repent.  Then he should have brought her before God, and stood between them and interceded for her.

Men, this is what YOU also need to be doing today.  Look at these pictures and tell me that the women (mother, sisters, wife, daughters) that you know and love, are in their right minds if they would consider doing such a thing.  You must plead with them, put your foot down . . . whatever it takes to open their eyes and help them see this is wrong,  or at least to do all that you can to prevent it from happening.

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Be the strong one they can lean on, if they feel they’re in a desperate situation where abortion is their only choice.  Help them to see that there are other alternatives.  Be the one who approaches things rationally and righteously, when they are vulnerable and unable to.  But above all, do NOT give in to wickedness to appease the women in your life!  As a man, God has given you specific responsibilities and HE will hold you accountable for whether or not you live up to them.

And speak up in this wicked culture.  The people who are promoting this culture of death are not the women who are in the horrible situations that abortion advocates talk about when pushing their agenda forwards.  A lot of people are making a LOT of money in this horrendous industry.  Others have an agenda of global depopulation and reduction of particular races.  The women who actually GET abortions are the pawns in this sick deception–the advocates pretend they are fighting for them, but that’s just a façade.  (That’s not to say they are innocent . . . I’m simply saying most of the women GETTING abortions are not the ones ADVOCATING for abortion.)  The advocates are usually the ones who have a monetary interest in the continuation of the industry.

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Look at the carnage again, and ask yourself whether we should be giving ANY weight to the opinions of people who are capable of inflicting such damage on innocent humans beings, without remorse.  And look at the pro-choice women in your life who have been deluded by their propaganda–remember that Eve was deceived, but Adam wasn’t.  Realize that people who are deluded FULLY BELIEVE that what they are saying is true.  Use your God-given rational mind and DON’T allow them to pull you into deception or sin by tugging on your heartstrings or otherwise manipulating you.  Look at those pictures again, and tell me you don’t KNOW that abortion is just plain wicked.

You KNOW . . . but they are deluded.  You MUST intervene.  Sit down with the women in your family and talk with them.  Tell them abortion is just plain wrong and that they’d better never consider it.  Make them look at the pictures, so that they can’t deny the reality of what happens in an abortion.  Tell them that if they ever find themselves in a bad situation, to come and talk with you, and somehow—together—you will work it out.  If they tearfully confess that they’ve HAD an abortion, lead them in a prayer of repentance.  Help them understand that God forgives what we’ve repented of, but they must never do it again.  They must help to educate others.

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Teach your sons and brothers too.  Don’t let them sweep this under the rug.  Help them understand that when they sleep around, they may be making babies that the woman may abort without ever telling them.  Encourage them to reject any woman that is pro-abortion.  Show them the pictures again, and ask what kind of a woman can do such a thing without remorse?  Who wants to get involved with a woman like that?  And make sure they understand that if they pressure a woman to have an abortion, they have innocent blood on their hands.  Make sure they understand too, that if they find themselves in a bad situation, abortion is not the answer.  Somehow, together, you can find a better solution.

Please men . . . stand in the gap.  Be the kind of moral, upright man that your Father in Heaven can be proud of.  Do what Jesus would do.

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‘Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.’ (Exodus 20:7)

‘Taking the Lord’s name in vain’ is not about using God’s name in profanity . . . it is about claiming to be a Christian (or Jew), yet not living in accord with The Covenant you claim to be under.

‘Unto the pure all things [are] pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving [is] nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They PROFESS THAT THEY KNOW GOD; but IN WORKS THEY DENY [HIM], being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.’ (Titus 1:15-16)

Israelites who claimed to be under the ‘Old Covenant’ but didn’t keep it . . . a Christian who claims to be under the ‘New Covenant’ but doesn’t keep it . . . both are guilty of breaking a blood covenant.

Christianity is a BLOOD covenant we entered into, and promised to uphold (this is why Jesus first told us to ‘count the cost’, before making that commitment). There are responsibilities and expectations for both parties to a covenant.

‘But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:’ (1 Peter 2:9)

‘Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.’ (Titus 2:14)

‘Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:’ (Hebrews 12:14)

We are to be walking in God’s light, living in purity . . . holiness . . . and eagerly doing good works.

Contrast this again with Titus 1:16:

‘They PROFESS THAT THEY KNOW GOD; but IN WORKS THEY DENY [HIM], being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.’

If we do not uphold our end of the covenant, we are counting as nothing, the blood that sealed the covenant. In the case of a Christian, it is the precious blood of Jesus Christ.

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‘Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?’ (Hebrews 10:29)

If you are guilty of taking God’s name in vain: repent!! There is grace for those who, in humility, turn from their sins and plead with God for forgiveness.

But if you do not INTEND or desire to live for Christ, then ask God to release you from the covenant. Don’t go on breaking it and bringing yourself under further condemnation. Don’t continue to cause unbelievers to blaspheme the name of God because of your unholy example. The punishment for those who do so will be much greater.

”Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.’  (Jesus, Matthew 5:19)

People say this doesn’t apply to Christians today, but let me ask you this: Who was Jesus speaking TO? Who was He speaking ABOUT?

Here is the answer: WHO will be in the kingdom of heaven? Jesus was speaking to His followers! NonChristians are not going to even BE in the kingdom of heaven.

Here’s another question: was He speaking about something that had already happened, something that was happening at that time, or something that would happen in the future?

He was speaking in FUTURE tense: whoever (in the future) will break one of The Commandments and teach others to do so . . .

So, does this apply to us Christians today? Yes–absolutely!!

‘ . . . if thou wilt enter into life, KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS.’ (Jesus, Matthew 19:17)

‘I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast [them] into the fire, and they are burned . . . As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

IF YE KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.’ (John 15:5-10)

‘Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF MY FATHER which is in heaven.’ (Matthew 7:21)

‘Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.’  (Matthew 7:13-14)

‘For if ye FORGIVE men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also FORGIVE you: But if ye FORGIVE not men their trespasses, neither will your Father FORGIVE your trespasses.’ (Matthew 6:14-15)

The Bible is LITERAL . . . this is why Jesus included, as one of the things important enough to be in our DAILY prayers:

‘And FORGIVE us our debts, as we FORGIVE our debtors.’ (Matthew 6:12)

Let this really sink in. There will be no pleading with God on judgment day . . . no justifying why we did not obey, or did not forgive. To be forgiven, we MUST forgive.