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The Window is Opening

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Romans 13:1 reminds us, “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” No matter who you voted for or rooted for in the last few USA elections, we know for sure that The LORD has who He wants in governmental power for His purposes. And yes, He used Hitler in Germany as His tool for His purposes. He also used Obama as His tool to wake America up as to how ungodly we can become. He has now put Trump in power and it is exposing the divisiveness we are left with in America. Suppressed hatreds are spewing forth. Anything biblical is viciously attacked. What our future is as a nation, I do not know. But spiritually I do know that we desperately need revival. We have strayed so far from our Christian roots that Devine intervention is our only hope.

There have been two special nations that the LORD rose up on this earth. One rose up 3500 years ago and became the Jewish nation of Israel. This is what Jeremiah 31:35-36 says:
“He who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar— the Lord Almighty is his name: “Only if these decrees vanish from my sight,” declares the Lord, “will Israel ever cease being a nation before me.””

The other nation the LORD rose up was 500 years ago to become the Christian nation of America in order to be the primary tool to fulfill Mark 13:10 (The gospel must first be published among all nations.). Don’t ever fall for the lie that we were never a Christian nation. The LORD’s handwriting is all over us. It is throughout our most precious documents. It is even stamped on our coins and our monuments.

Yes it is true that over the past few decades, America has veered terribly off course. But the LORD has risen up a remnant, just like He showed Elijah there were 7000 during his time. This remnant has been praying earnestly for a spiritual revival. Emanating from the heartbeat of this remnant is the consensus that this window of revival in America is opening.

Carter Conlon of the Times Square Church NYC speaks of this revival in the five MP3’S below. The first two are from when he first was given the vision and the next three are from the days just before the Inauguration.

Revival Is Coming And What It Will Look Like

Miracles and the Coming Revival

Day 1 Rediscovering Our Identity

Day 2 Fast For Our Nation

Day 3 Fast For Our Nation

No one who is Christian or non-Christian can disagree with the fact that America is being turned upside down. Whether this is good or bad worldly speaking only time will tell but one thing that I know deep down is that a limited window of time for a spiritual revival is being opened. Conviction of sin will be poured out. Let’s not miss the opportunity for the LORD to use us in a mighty way for His purpose and glory!

Jesus told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” (Luke 10:2)

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Therapeutic Gospel

“We do not want to give you the therapeutic gospel that only touches your behavior and doesn’t change your character.” (Dr. David Jeremiah)

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The gospel that has become increasingly emphasized in our modern Christianity has turned the saving work of Christ into a therapeutic focus on a Jesus who meets our felt needs in a way that keeps us at the center of our lives. Whereas the real Gospel goes right to the heart of the matter and deals with our deadly SIN ISSUE and FALSE LORDSHIP in our innermost being. Sin must be cleansed and Jesus must be allowed to sit on the throne of our life.

Please take note of the picture below with the Tweets from Twitter on it. Tap on the picture and blow it up so you can read all the Tweets. The first two are vastly different from the rest. The first two exemplify the therapeutic gospel:

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“Church isn’t about what you or I can do; it’s about what Christ has done.” (Gary Wilkerson)

Thomas Aquinas, back in the 13th century, exposed the error behind the therapeutic gospel:
“We confuse two similar yet different human actions. We see people searching desperately for peace of mind, relief from guilt, meaning, and purpose to their lives, and loving acceptance. We know that ultimately these things can only be found in God. Therefore, we conclude that since people are seeking these things they must be seeking after God. People do not seek God. They seek after the benefits that only God can give them. The sin of fallen man is this: Man seeks the benefits of God while at the same time fleeing from God himself. We are, by nature, fugitives.”

Paul tells us we must first become a new creation:
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he  is  a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (II Corinthians 5:17 NKJV)

Then, and only then, after we become a new creation, can we do all things, not by the help of Christ, but through Christ:
“I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:12-13 NKJV)

Jesus emphatically tells us:
“And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.” (Matthew 10:38-39 NKJV)

What we need is not a few doses of self-esteem, but the esteem that only comes through the reproach of Christ:
“Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.” (Hebrews 11:26 NKJV)

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Stop and Ask at the Crossroads

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This is what the Lord says: “Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, ‘No, that’s not the road we want!’ I posted watchmen over you who said, ‘Listen for the sound of the alarm.’ But you replied, ‘No! We won’t pay attention!’ “Therefore, listen to this, all you nations. Take note of my people’s situation. Listen, all the earth! I will bring disaster on my people. It is the fruit of their own schemes, because they refuse to listen to me. They have rejected my word. (Jeremiah 6:16-19 NLT)

It has been laid bare for all to see over the past couple of months of how deeply divided a people we really are in the USA and the world. That is why I must ask you one question. If you were facing indefinite solitary confinement, and you could only take one possession with you, what would it be? I believe that the answer to that question sums up more than any other question I could ask you. Without blinking an eye, I would answer for myself, “The Bible.” All of who I am is based upon the inerrant Word of God and its authority. Unless we agree upon that concept, the reality is that we will never truly see eye to eye.

David Jeremiah tells us, “A ship’s anchor only works if it is embedded in the rock. And the anchor of hope only works if it is embedded in God’s unfailing Word. That’s why so many of us feel hopeless—we’re casting our anchor against the wobbly platitudes of well-meaning friends or the flimsy promises of politicians when what we really need is solid assurance from an unchanging God that our future is secure.”

Nicky Cruz goes on to say, “The world today no longer accepts a belief system rooted in tradition and complacency — doing church as we’ve always done it. The next generation will either see the power of God working in their lives in real, tangible ways, or they will have no use for our message and no interest in following our Savior. They need to see a consistency between our life and our faith. If they don’t, they will reject us as well as our Lord.”

I agree with Nicky. But I believe he does not mention the most vital ingredient of all. That is a ‘conviction of sin’ that needs to descend upon this nation. It is called revival, and revival comes from prayer. We need to plead to the LORD that He will send one more revival before the end. That sinners will give their hearts to Jesus Christ, the living Word of God, at an unprecedented rate.

I have gotten to the point in my life that I will not debate with people politics or religion without first praying for a conviction upon them. If I do not detect a conviction, I will avoid getting into a damaging debate at all costs.

I do not need to go any further than my own website to see that people are noticing how decrepit in morals we have become as a society. I get more hits at Google on my article Bad Will Be Good and Good Will Be Bad than any of my other articles by far.

We truly are at the crossroads. The only answer is to go back to a total dependency upon the Bible along with humble prayer that shakes the world around us. No more hypocrisy and pretending. No more partying during the week, then putting on our pious face for Sunday mornings in church. We must be the real thing!

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Whispers

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Immediately the fire of the Lord flashed down from heaven and burned up the young bull, the wood, the stones, and the dust. It even licked up all the water in the trench! And when all the people saw it, they fell face down on the ground and cried out, “The Lord —he is God! Yes, the Lord is God!” (1 Kings 18:38-39 NLT)

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“Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the Lord told him. And as Elijah stood there, the Lord passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper (KJV: still small voice). When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And a voice said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (1 Kings 19:11-13 NLT)

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I have been a Christian for well over 40 years and as we enter 2017, I believe that it will be a year of uncertainty unrivaled in my lifetime. I have sought the LORD diligently to try and understand what is going on, especially as far as the Christian realm is concerned. I am particularly concerned with what has happened in the Pentecostal/Charismatic sector. I have seen many adherents derailed or going down the wrong track and I believe many of the answers can be summed up with a study of Elijah. I keep on being drawn to the accounts of him and the valuable lessons and insight there are in these portions of Scripture.

Many today are drawn only to the dramatics of the earthquake, wind, and fire. But notice a few things about the Scriptures above. When fire came down and consumed the sacrifice, the people were truly impressed. The problem was, because it was not in the people’s hearts, there was no lasting effect. This bummed Elijah out. The LORD was merciful and revealed to Elijah that His presence was not in the drama of the earth shaking events. Rather it was in His gentle whisper (still small voice).

Do not get me wrong. I pray for and believe 100% in miracles and healings. I have witnessed and been the recipient of them. But I also realize that they are only the results of our great God’s power, not His essence. I must make sure that it is His essence that is my ultimate quest.

I see many that identify themselves as Pentecostals and Charismatics travel from meeting to meeting to satisfy their addiction to God’s manifestations. They crave for the goosebumps and hype. But just like a drug addict they come down afterwards.

When you seek God’s essence first and foremost, you will be truly sustained and fulfilled. For sure, I want to pray for and see miracles, healings, the earth trembling, and fire breaking out. But to cover my face in awe as I experience His power, not the results of His power, will undoubtedly have a lasting effect that can’t be easily shaken. It will be a power that permeates body, soul, and spirit. It will instill a peace that surpasses all understanding.

Let’s not forget that when Isaiah 53:5 states, “He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed”, that the absolute is our spiritual healing from sin and it is not an absolute for physical healing. Many want to forget the part of the ‘Our Father’ where it states, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” The LORD is our Father, not our genie. Yes, many things we don’t have is because we simply don’t ask for them or we ask amiss. But when we do ask in faith and sincerity and don’t receive, we can rest assured that He does what He thinks is best for us in light of His kingdom. There is no doubt that our Father is eager and able to bless us beyond our imagination. It’s our job to ask and put our trust in Him for the best results.

I write these things so that as we enter the uncertainties of 2017, we keep things in perspective and balance no matter how crazy things get!

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
(Hebrews 13:5-6 KJV)

I will leave you with this question: “Are you yearning for and receiving the Lord’s whispers in your life?”

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Coexist?

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As I was driving the other day, I was behind a car that had a Coexist bumber sticker like the one above. All of a sudden I had a flood of thoughts fill my head. I am sure the American 2016 presidential election had a lot to do with it simply because it revealed the deep divide there is in this country and the fact there is hardly any unbiased news sources anymore. I have seen friends, family and workmates torn apart by this divide. What I see with my spiritual eyes is that there is an all out war going on stemming from the wickedness flowing out of the demonic world.

Speaking from the aspect of being a bible believing citizen of the USA, I believe in the following principles as reinforced by Scripture:

1. Abortion is murder and must be stopped
2. Marriage is 1 man to 1 woman only
3. We must bless Israel
4. We must protect our borders
5. We need to stand behind righteous law enforcement
6. We must maintain our right to bear arms to protect innocent life

“Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34)

I also want to speak as a citizen of the Kingdom of God. Hostility against Christianity is greatly on the rise worldwide. This is why we as Christians must never forget that our faith is exclusive. There is absolutely no other name or way beside Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Not because we say so, but because our Father in Heaven says so.

“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name (verse 10: Jesus Christ of Nazareth) under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
(Acts 4:12 NKJV)

“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10-11 KJV)

“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” (John 3:17-19 KJV)

We can put all kinds of bumper stickers on our cars to make us all warm and fuzzy, but reality must be faced. My source of knowledge, wisdom, and authority comes first and foremost from the Word of God. I want to be able to live out my life exemplifying the love of Jesus Christ and coexist with those who do not accept the authority of the Bible, but this is not where the problem lies. The root of the problem is a hatred that has arisen for the LORD God of Israel and those that proclaim His Word. Our enemies want to stifle us. This is their agenda, which is far from coexistence.

There is only one way to break down this barrier. Our government and leaders are not the answer. We must pray for one last intervention of the Holy Spirit. Only the Holy Spirit can place conviction of sin on those that vehemently oppose righteousness and true justice. Yes, we need to pray for one last revival and be ready when it occurs! Don’t be surprised if it starts and runs outside the walls of church buildings where indifference has set in.

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Cry For Justice

People often wonder what is the purpose of the Millennium, or thousand year reign of Christ that will take place on this earth (Revelation 20:1-6). The main purpose is that Jesus Christ the LORD will demonstrate what reigning with true godly justice is all about. But for now, the closer and closer we come to the fulfillment of the End-Time’s prophecies, the more injustices we will see in the world around us.

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Whether someone is crying out for justice for themself or for justice concerning others, the cry is getting louder and louder. America once stood for justice, but now we see politicians, the very ones who are supposed to represent justice, who are the most guilty of injustice, even criminal acts. Our government fails to prosecute these guilty ones. They are guilty of massive coverups and collusion. Integrity is a word from the past and there is no more shame or blushing. The guilty will not resign. They and their supporters call evil “good” and good “evil”. (Isaiah 5:20-21)

So how are we to react as Christians? We know that the LORD sees every unjust act. We know that justice is not always meted out in this life. But we are to rest assured that righteousness and justice will be carried out at the judgment seat of Christ (Revelation 20:11-15). Not one unconfessed act will be overlooked. We must always keep in mind that vengeance is the LORD’s (Romans 12:19) and that we are to love our enemies (Matthew 5:44). God will take care of the rest. As a matter of fact, we are instructed to look up when we see the world coming apart around us (Luke 21:28).

I have included a well rounded group of verses that looks into justice and what God wants us to know concerning it:

Justice, and only justice, you shall follow, that you may live and inherit the land that the Lord your God is giving you.(Deuteronomy 16:20 ESV)

For I the Lord love justice; I hate robbery and wrong. (Isaiah 61:8a ESV)

“This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. (Zechariah 7:9 NIV)

Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. (Isaiah 1:17a NIV)

Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right. (Psalm 106:3 NIV)

Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly. (Leviticus 19:15 NIV)

The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. (Psalm 33:5 NIV)

The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy. (Proverbs 12:22 NIV)

Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the Lord detests them both. (Proverbs 17:15 NIV)

From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit. They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. “Peace, peace,” they say, when there is no peace. Are they ashamed of their detestable conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when they are punished, says the Lord. (Jeremiah 8:10-12 NIV)

He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him: But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them. (Proverbs 24:24-25 KJV)

It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. (Proverbs 21:15 KJV)

Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the Lord understand all things. (Proverbs 28:5 KJV)

He (Jesus) said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.'” (Luke 18:2-5 ESV)

And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? (Revelation 6:10 KJV)

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