Tag Archive: lukewarm


‘These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world YE SHALL HAVE TRIBULATION: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.’  (Jesus, John 16:33)

I PRAY NOT THAT THOU SHOULDEST TAKE THEM OUT OF THE WORLD, but that thou shouldest KEEP THEM FROM THE EVIL. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. SANCTIFY THEM through thy truth: THY WORD IS TRUTH.’  (from Jesus’ prayer to the Father on behalf of Christians, John 17:15-17)

‘ . . . But they said, We will not walk [therein].  Also I set watchmen over you, [saying], Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.’  (Jer. 6:16-17)

And it was given unto him* TO MAKE WAR WITH THE SAINTS, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.’  (Rev. 13:7)

*’The Antichrist’

‘ . . .  the words [are] closed up and sealed till the time of the end. MANY SHALL BE PURIFIED, AND MADE WHITE, AND TRIED . . . ‘  (Dan. 12:9-10)

‘After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne . . . And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they WHICH CAME OUT OF GREAT TRIBULATION, AND HAVE WASHED THEIR ROBES, AND MADE THEM WHITE IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB.‘  (Rev. 7:9, 13-14)

Have you ever stopped to wonder how the American/ Laodicean, last-days, lukewarm Church goes from their condition in Rev. 3:17 . . .

‘Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art WRETCHED, and MISERABLE, and POOR, and BLIND, and NAKED . . .’  (Jesus, Rev. 3:17-19)

. . . so disgusting to the Lord that He promises to spew them out of His mouth in verse 16 . . .

‘ . . . I will spue thee out of my mouth.’  (Rev. 3:16)

. . . to being in white robes, washed in the blood of The Lamb in Rev. 7:14?  There are two ways it can happen, verse 19 explains:

‘As many as I love, I REBUKE AND CHASTEN: BE ZEALOUS THEREFORE, AND REPENT.’  (Rev. 3:19)

Some will heed the call to be zealous and repent.  The rest will be rebuked and chastened.

How does a Christian get into such an awful condition, but by neglecting to study and live by God’s Word?  The Word WILL SANCTIFY those who know it AND LIVE IT, but I believe that those in these last days who refuse to be sanctified by The Word, will be sanctified by persecution and tribulation instead.   All of us must, by whatever means, be sanctified (made holy).

The preTrib Rapture doctrine is false.  As we can see, the American portion of the Church (where this deception thrives) is anything BUT ready to make their entry into the presence of God in Heaven.  So, what’s YOUR motive for believing this false teaching?

‘Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.’  (Luke 17:33)

While you’re believing a lie, you’re busy missing the truth.  And you’re also missing the comfort and increased faith that the Lord is giving to those who ARE willing to accept the truth.  The irony is, your fear of facing tribulation and persecution may be the VERY thing that puts you in the position of having to go through it.  Walk in faith instead, knowing that God is able to deliver those who put their trust in Him.

But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.’  (Hebrews 11:6)

Adopt Paul’s attitude:

‘Yea doubtless, and I count all things [but] loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them [but] dung, that I may win Christ,’  (Philippians 3:8)

Take Jesus’ words seriously:

‘And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.’  (Matthew 10:38)

And remember

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)

‘For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time [are] not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us.’  (Romans 8:18)

At the end of it all, we win!

‘And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.’  (Rev. 12:11)

‘And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom [is] an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.’  (Daniel 7:27)

‘Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.’  (Luke 12:32)

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While Christians have been looking for the ‘end-time’ religion everywhere else, Islam has been sweeping across the globe.  Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in the world.  The influence of ‘Christianity’*  is declining, and Islam is moving in to fill the void.  I believe Islam is the ‘end-time’ one-world-religion that Biblical prophecies describe.

Islam is a system of governance, that rules by a system of law (Sharia) that is not based upon the 10 commandments that God gave to men.  It is a system of law based upon the teachings of satan contained in the Quran and other Islamic writings.  This law, and system of governance, demands that every soul on earth be in submission to it and, furthermore, involves and demands worship from its subjects.

Islam makes no separation between ‘church’ and ‘state’.  Indeed, it inextricably weaves the two together.

 

*My belief is that the way most ‘Westerners’ have practiced Christianity has weakened its power and compromised the gospel message.  We have adopted the culture and standards of the West, creating a ‘lukewarm’ Christianity that appeals to very few. In the end, it will not stand against the forces that will oppose it, but instead, will seek to find common ground and join with them.  God is calling His true followers to separate themselves from this watered down, in-name-only ‘Christianity’.

 

My belief is that the first beast (spoken of in Revelation 13) is a new, socialist, Islamic, empire that rises from the ruins of America.  Our current America is represented by the seven heads; and the new, socialist, Islamic Amerika-led world empire is represented by the ten horns.

Rulership/authority will change from the seven heads (global elites that have been in power for hundreds of years) to the ten horns (ten new rulers, on the not-so-distant horizon).

The revolution/coup is already taking place before our eyes, but thanks to the spin the media puts on everything, many people are unaware.  Of those that are spiritually discerning and are wakening to what is happening politically, few recognize its Biblically prophetic significance.

 

Notice that the second beast (with two horns like a lamb, who ‘speaks like a dragon’) is a religious leader.  Many Christians refer to him as ‘The False Prophet’.  (Not to be confused with ‘The Antichrist’, who is the ‘mouth’ of the first beast.)

This religious leader will ‘[exercise] all the authority of the first beast’ (world empire) ‘on his behalf, and [make] the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast’ (world empire).

In other words, we will have a world-wide religious leader exercising all the authority of the beast (the world government). This can all come together, quite simply, under an Islamic world government.

But, if you’ve read my other posts, you know that I believe the world empire (called ‘the first beast’), is America.  I still believe this, because I believe that America fits the description.  And, as I’ve stated here, I believe the first beast will be an Islamic world government.  So . . . that must mean an Islamic America . . .

Is an Islamic America really a possibility?  As unbelievable as the idea was just a few short years ago, there seems to be a good probability of it all coming together under the ‘leadership’ of Barack Obama. Furthermore, to me, he seems to fit the description of the one referred to as ‘The Antichrist’, as I have outlined in other posts.

Yes, it all seems quite surreal to me too.  Christian, if you really want to know the truth, I ask you to commit yourself to pray to God and read your Bible.

If you are not a Christian–Jesus Christ is where it all begins.  Without Jesus Christ, you do not have the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is the ‘key’ that opens the spiritual ‘lock’ on the Holy Bible, so that we can understand it.  Without help from the Holy Spirit, you will not be able to understand the Word of God.

 

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My apologies to those who are dedicated, sacrificing Pastors who have the best interests of their people at heart.  To those of you who sincerely try:  God bless you.

However, some of you are being so helpful to the devil that he can leave your congregation alone and go on vacation!!

If you don’t teach your people right from wrong, the truth from lies . . . if you don’t preach about sin and repentance . . . who are you REALLY helping?

Sure, your attendance will be high, and you’ll go through the motions of being a minister of the gospel . . . your political correctness will make you popular, but it will be an intricate dance to tell the truth without stepping on anyone’s toes.  You’ll be so busy with the latest program that you’ll hardly notice that your old, faithful, Bible-thumping, Amen-corner Christians have departed.  The flurry of activity will distract you from the fact that you no longer feel God’s presence in your church–or in your life.

Is your church ‘lukewarm’ towards God, towards truth, towards sanctification?  You are the one who sets the standard for your people.  They aren’t going to achieve any more than you tell them you believe they can achieve.  If your church is lukewarm, it’s because you allow them to be comfortable with being lukewarm!

Pastors:  If you don’t teach your people right from wrong, don’t maintain a higher standard for your congregation (and yourself), don’t confront your people regarding their sins–do you really think you’re helping them?

Don’t you know, if you permit something, they think God permits it?  If you accept something, they think God accepts it?  If you remain silent about sin, if you don’t point it out and call it for what it is–your congregation will assume that you condone it, and that God does likewise!

It would be nice if your people read the Bible–but you can’t assume that they do!!  You need to shore up the foundations of their understanding–and then add the basic building blocks.  Forget the fancy trim and designer windows! Forget following the crowd!  Forget the latest fad!  Forget pleasing people–please God!!  Your people are falling into deception, and God is going to hold you accountable if you are not doing your job!

Satan has been waging a concerted attack against all that is foundational to the lives of human beings. He is setting the stage for his reign on Earth, as the head of a global government.  The day is fast approaching.  His reign won’t last for long–but it will be devastating while it does.  How many of your people will be able to (spiritually) endure?  How many of their children have already been led far astray?

Unable to conquer truth, he is changing the definition and concept of truth, making it a relative term–something of little importance.  Unable to obliterate the family as fast as he’d like, he is attempting to redefine it as well, and make the family (as God designed it) obsolete.  He calls the idea of reality into question, teaching that it is something we create through our own will and imagination.

When I say you need to get back to basics in your preaching–I mean the very foundations of our understanding of God and life!!  As obvious as these things may be to you–don’t assume your congregation knows the difference!! They need to know there is a God!  There really is such a thing as absolute truth!  There are actions and beliefs that are right, and others that are wrong.  Jesus is the only way.  Etc., etc., etc.

If you don’t teach your people what is sin, don’t confront them when they sin, and don’t hold them to a higher standard (because you don’t want to make them uncomfortable?)–do you think you are acting in their best interest?  Sin and deception will ensnare them and pull them deep into bondage! Which do you think is worse?  They trust you enough to put their spiritual well-being into your hands.  More than that–God thought highly enough of you, and trusted you enough, to place them in your care!!  Are you going to disappoint His faith in you?

Wake up and do what God has called you to do.  The hour is late!!  God is going to send a powerful delusion to those who do not love the truth . . . teach your people truth!! Teach them to love the truth, to search out the truth, to hold fast to the truth!!

You have labored long and hard–don’t give up now that we are in the final stretch!  Forget what is behind and press forward with all your might!!  Your finest hour may be just around the bend!!

The Gates Of Hell Shall Not Prevail Against Us

The God Factor

‘Buy Gold From Me . . . ‘  (Jesus, to the ‘Lukewarm Church’)

Jesus promised that the gates of Hell would not prevail against the Church (BORN AGAIN BELIEVERS, NOT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH*).  Do the ‘gates of Hell’ represent the front line of Satan’s war on the Church?  Does it mean that although Satan attacks the Church and backs it into a corner, he won’t win. NO!!!  It means that as the Church attacks the gates of Hell–we will prevail!

But, I have to ask, for the last 50 or so years, who has been battering the gates of whom?  Who has retreated and retreated until, soon, they will be hunkered down behind their gates, trembling at the onslaught?

Tolerance and political correctness are just new terms for ‘surrender’!  Was Jesus politically correct?  Was he tolerant of evil?

A few years ago it was all the rage to ask ‘what would Jesus do’.  When He overturned the tables of the moneychangers and vendors in the temple, that was a clue!  It was also a foreshadowing of the system we are facing today (Babylon the Great), a corrupt alliance of businesses, bankers & politicians, upon whom God’s wrath and judgment will be poured out during the Tribulation.  I am not advocating violence.  I AM advocating boldness!

Jesus left us with the task of sharing the gospel with everyone, and fighting evil. We were to continue doing the work that Jesus had begun and demonstrate the good that God intended for mankind when He placed us here on Earth.

We were to be the salt that protected the world from becoming a place of depravity!  But the ‘salt has lost its saltiness’!  We were to be the light, to keep the world safe because ‘whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open’, yet we have ‘covered our lamp with a bowl’!  The whole world has slid into corruption and gangrenous decay, and we have retreated to a dimly lit corner!!

We have done pretty well at sowing the gospel, but, over time, we have neglected the fight against evil within our own borders.  We have become complacent and choked by the cares of this world.

God established America so that we would have a place from which to manifest His power and goodness to the nations!!  AMERICA wasn’t to be God’s witness to the world–America was to be the place from which the CHURCH could operate most safely and freely, and be His witness to the world!

For each of us, it’s time to decide which side of the fence we are on!  Are we to continue letting evil prevail around us and in our own lives, and lay aside His name?  Or will we clean up our own act (by the power of God within us), live righteously, and wage war on the kingdom of darkness?

God will not bless a lukewarm Christianity–we do dishonor to His name!  For those who want to call themselves ‘Christians’,  it is time to root sin out of our own lives, and expose and fight against evil wherever we encounter it!  Be assured that He is with us–and that the gates of Hell shall not prevail against us!

*The idea that Peter was the first Pope, and that Jesus thus established the Catholic church, is based upon a fundamental misunderstanding of His meaning in Matthew 16:18.  If the verse is read in context, it is seen that the ‘rock’ upon which Christ will build His church is Peter’s declaration that He (Jesus) is ‘the Christ, the Son of the living God’.

 

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