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The Scriptures tell us that the ‘saints’ (Christians) will overcome Satan, in the end times, by the blood of Christ (Jesus the Messiah) and by ‘the word of their testimony’.    Have you ever wondered exactly what the ‘the word of their testimony’ (our testimony) was/will be?

We know that the arrest of Christians will be the way that we verbally witness to the rulers of all the Earth, of the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.   In regards to that, Jesus told us to make up our minds not to worry beforehand (before the day we go on trial, as I understand it) about what we will say (in our defense, at our trials).  The Holy Spirit will speak through us when the time comes.  Remember this!!

I don’t think this is ‘the testimony’ that  the verse above was referring to though. I believe ‘the word of (our) testimony’ will be simply what we tell people in our daily lives, and how we should answer if law enforcement asks us if we are Christians.  Here is the testimony God has given about his Son:

  • “God has given us eternal life, and
  • this life is in his Son (Jesus).
  • He who has the Son has life;
  • he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.”

So much has been made, in evangelical churches, of how we should witness to nonbelievers, what should be said, what pattern to follow, etc.  It can seem so intimidating and so complicated that we just don’t do it.  But, the passage above  (1 John 5:11-12)  is ‘the testimony God has given about his Son’.  Very simple.  Very concise.  I think this is what God would have us to say too.

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The day has arrived that we must ‘shake the dust off our feet’ in regards to some of the people in our lives that we have been trying to persuade to Christ.  When the time arrives to ‘shake the dust off’ in regards to a specific person, the Lord will speak to your heart.  It is important to  listen, because God knows the heart and He knows the point at which a person has decided that their ‘final answer’ is ‘NO’.  Beyond that, you are wasting precious time.

He may already be speaking this to your heart about some of the people in your life, and you may have found it very confusing–but He does not call us to devote our life to persuading anyone to turn to Him.  When He sent out the twelve disciples to different villages, two by two (as their first ‘solo flight’, as Christians ministering the gospel through the power of God) Jesus gave them specific instructions. Part of that instruction was:

‘if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them.’

His desire is that we present the truth, live the truth, and minister in what ways we are able.  We are not to so heavily invest ourselves in someone that we bind ourselves to them and make their choice our responsibility.  The Lord wants people who truly desire to walk with Him–who choose Him out of their own free will,  not from constant badgering or guilt.

He called us to be witnesses–to the truth and to what He has done in our lives–not salesmen.  It is the job of the Holy Spirit to persuade men of their sins and personal need for a Savior.  In fact, if we go beyond presenting and living the truth and ministering as we are able, we may very well have the opposite effect and actually get in the way of the Holy Spirit and cause a person to harden his heart!  People come to Jesus out of hunger!  Force feeding has the opposite effect.

And that brings us to the unfortunate situation of people who are ‘unequally yoked’.  If you are married to an unbeliever, you need to prepare your heart.  The day is soon coming that you will be confronted with a choice: will you choose to join your unbelieving spouse and turn your back on God, or will you stand firm in your faith, and lose your spouse?

When the time to choose arrives, the Lord will speak to your heart

‘Let him who does wrong continue to do wrong; let him who is vile continue to be vile; let him who does right continue to do right; and let him who is holy continue to be holy.’

Will you heed His voice?

There comes a time when you have to let go of your hopes for someone and accept things for what they are.  I am not saying you should leave your spouse–that is a choice for the Lord to direct you in.  I am saying, don’t be surprised if your spouse leaves you.

Prepare your heart for the possibility that your spouse will leave you, in the not too distant future, if you continue to serve God.  Evil has greatly increased on the earth and people are now, consciously or not, making spiritual decisions.  As things get more difficult, they will act out of what is in their heart, and the spiritual decisions they have made.

Make up your mind now, what you will do when that time comes.  You will be very vulnerable to making a choice you will regret, when that horrible day arrives.  There are few things more agonizing than being left by the one you love.  But the Lord will sustain you through that time, if you choose to remain in Him.

The hour that Jesus spoke of has arrived:
‘Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth.  I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn

‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law–a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’

Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.  Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.’

There has recently been a shift in the spiritual realm. It seems that people are no longer restraining the evil that is within their hearts.  Evil wants nothing to do with good, and good wants nothing to do with evil.  Everyone seems to be choosing one side or the other.  The Lord is calling us again, to devote ourselves fully to Him, and to begin to emotionally distance ourselves from those who have rejected Him.

[Here is a word to those of you who think that you can hide behind your  unbelieving spouse:
Do not listen to the lying whisper that tells you you can just keep quiet about being a Christian, find some way not to get ‘The Mark’ and be ok, (because you know your spouse will take it and will still be able to buy and sell, thus providing for your needs)!  The Lord knows your heart and is not pleased.  Repent and put your faith in Him.]

It’s Time To ‘Shake The Dust Off’ (Part 2)

You Only Die Once–Make It Count!

Here’s The Deal . . .

(Continued from Part 3, ‘Novus Ordo Seclorum’)

What a great responsibility we have! We are one of the few countries where the people have the power of governing themselves! We are one of the few, and probably the best equipped, to delay and frustrate the plans of the antichrist in setting up his government! The date he will take the throne of world government has not been set. The American people may be the only ones who can delay it–by standing up for our rights and refusing to give up our rights to govern ourselves! We can not stop what God has said will happen, but we don’t have to allow it to happen here, now!

God has entrusted us with much and much will be required of us. We–individual Americans–have a grave responsibility, not just for ourselves, but for freedom loving people all over the world,to resist! How disappointed God will be–after giving us such great natural resources, inspired founding documents and direction, prosperity, freedom, and understanding–if we squander it and allow the world to be taken captive by the antichrist!

I believe America’s whole foundation & existence was divinely ordained to put an obstacle in the way of Satan’s plan at this very point in time! I believe we are called to use our freedom & constitutionally guaranteed rights to resist and expose the truth about Satan’s plan to the world, at this very hour, while we still have those rights! This is the fulfillment of Christ’s words in Matthew 24:14:

‘And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.’

That is us, American believers! And each of us now has the freedom & the tools to preach the gospel to people throughout the entire world, from the comforts of home! We can be at the forefront of this great mission!

I believe the words ‘for a witness’ hold special significance. I believe this means that we, while the events spoken of in the end times prophecies are unfolding, will be explaining them to people throughout the world, and sharing the gospel message! No one will be able to say they didn’t understand what was happening, and who was its author, if we do what we have been divinely inspired to do–in this very hour! Our message will be the ‘witness’ to them whereby they will later be judged as to whether they understood what they were participating in!

Don’t be mistaken though, if you answer the call, you will likely give your life in the process. You will likely be one of the ‘multitude in white robes’ who were martyred during the ‘time of great tribulation’ for spreading the word of God and the testimony/witness of the meaning of the events that are unfolding.

The first of the seven seals (written about in the book of Revelation, Holy Bible) has been opened. The four horsemen of the apocalypse are being released (invisible spiritual beings, empowered by God to pour out His judgment upon an unrepentant world).

The rider on the white horse has been loosed upon the world, bent on conquest. This is not a conquest of war and bloodshed, but it is a subjugation, a seizure of freedom from those that resist, and a seduction to those willing to surrender.

The other three horsemen will soon follow. Be on the watch for the second (he causes men to kill each other-don’t assume it just means in the context of war), the third (food prices will skyrocket-it will cost an average day’s wages for a loaf of bread), and the fourth (death–by weapons, famine, plague & wild animal attacks).

This is a warning to you of some of the dangers America is now facing from within while, simultaneously, God’s judgment is starting to be poured out on the earth. Most people are unaware that America is under siege from within, and will soon be attacked from outside as well. We are surrounded by enemies! Our only hope is in God. Repent and pray for His intervention and deliverance!

(Separate blogs will explain the dangers mounting against us from our enemies outside our borders, what prophecies say will happen to America, and whether there is any hope for us.)

The Drunken Whore