Thursday, October 11, 2018

WHAT IS SALVATION???

What is salvation? Is it simply believing in a type of Christ? Is it enough to believe Christ died for our sins, but is also the brother of Lucifer? Christ died for our sins, but was not supposed to die and simply didn't really fulfill His mission on earth, is that salvation?
So, It IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE AND IT BEHOOVES US TO HAVE THE BIBLICAL VIEW OF WHO CHRIST IS, WHAT HE DID AND WHY HE DID IT TO HAVE THE BEGINNING UNDERSTANDING OF SALVATION! AND THEN BIBLICAL UNDERSTANDING OF SALVATION.

Luke 24:44-45 
And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.  (45)  Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
What Jesus said to His disciples, He says to us; Unless we understand WHO He is and WHAT He came to do, we CANT understand GOD'S salvation OR the Bible.
It's the Bible that points to our need for a savior and Christ.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

THE MAN OF SIN TO BE REVEALED


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2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; (4) Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

- I tell you, that if you don't notice this great falling away as happening before our very eyes, in these current days and at this very time, you are either one of the unwilling or one of the fallen. As a believer, If you don't recognize the times for what they are, I fear that you, too, will become part of the falling away (if you haven't already)!

2 Thessalonians 2:5-8
(5) Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? (6) And now you know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. (7) For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now lets will let, until he be taken out of the way. (8) And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
This next part is very important to understand what we are seeing with many who by all appearances, walked with Christ in outward word and deeds.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
(9) Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, (10) And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (11) And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: (12) That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Something worldly caught their eye, enticed their thoughts and filled their hearts with sin. What I see and notice are these two immediate sins that run deep and are far-reaching:
1: Racism/Nationalism, that is the desire and belief that one race is superior and all else is treated as subservient. This will ALWAYS affect how you view and treat others. (Just one of the things God's word says about this is found in 1 John 4:20-21: If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? (21) And this commandment have we from him, That he who loves God love his brother also.)
And
2: Lust. Lust for sex, other, money, power, material possessions.

We stand in dire need of living crucified lives in and for Christ, letting our faith grow deep roots in Him. Roots of faith that will help us abide and endure, and to stand in these last days.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

REAL WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING AND DISCERNMENT

The Biblical God of creation wants all, regardless of economic or social status to understand HIS word(s), to gain the discernment that ONLY comes FROM and THROUGH His Spirit’s indwelling, empowering and sustaining believers when we walk in Him and His ways.  That’s ALL of grace and has NOTHING to do with who we are, and is only a small part of what His grace does and helps us to see and understand.  
There is NO degree, educational system nor denominational ascendancy or hierarchy that can help you gain or earn God’s Grace, discernment or obtain more of it!
ALL who believe can have eternal life, and ALL who believe can have understanding.  I am curious to know (and this is more of a question for self reflection, not reply)if those who are Jesus’ Words Only or of some similar belief, would view the Bible differently if they understood it as having One author, the Holy Spirit?  How would change their initial perception and how they spiritually approached the Bible? What would happen if they decided (because it is a decision) to look for HIS SPIRITUAL hand, HIS authorship, HIS pen, HIS thread (very much like the “scarlet thread of redemption”) that runs through the Bible instead of the human hands that were used to pen it?
What would happen if those who believed in “Jesus’ Words Only”, sought to seek and glorify the divine wisdom and inspiration that runs deep through the Bible, rather than the limited “wisdom” that runs through their own minds and doctrine, that puffs up, exalts self and gives them senses of accomplishment?
I can not say where people’s journeys began.  They may have started with the best of intentions,  being spiritually sound or in the flesh. Maybe they started off with a bone to pick with overall Christian doctrine, therefore, just like Jewish doctrine teaches, if you character assassinate Paul, the authority and authorship of the biblical writings attributed to him, you can allow Satan to put doubt into the mind of Christians (while simultaneously deterring  seekers and empowering atheists and those who hate Christ and Christians), the validity of ALL New Testament doctrine.
But that only works if you idolize the human authors and not the REAL hand behind them. The divine inspiration that moved their spirits to ministry, lives of holiness and pen.  
1 Corinthians 3:4-7  
For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?  5  Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?  6  I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.  7  So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

What I can say is that there is a discernible spirit, a worldly one of pride and arrogance that runs through the authors and proponents of the Jesus Only types.
I have sadly witnessed it time and again.
Too many times in my over thirty year walk with Christ have I seen Christian authors, Evangelists, Ministers, Pastors, Preachers and those operating in the prophetic, some who I may have looked up to and admired at some point in time, who start off in the Spirit only to allow the devil to seep in through pride and/or some other fleshly desire.  
What used to be preached or written in love for Christ and the truth of God’s word and/or love for the spirit and life of believers, become laced and entangled with arrogance. The pride in what “they accomplished” swells their spirit and exalts them, rather than swelling the Spirit of God, exalting Him. Dark narcissistic hearts and mindsets takes hold, blinding them to any truth that may seem to contradict their knowledge what they hold dear.
It is for this reason we see and understand the importance and ABSOLUTE necessity of staying grounded in His word and Spirit. Our salvation, perception and how we navigate this life depends on it. The Holy Spirit instructs us through Paul when we read :
1 Corinthians 2:4-8  
And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:  5  That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.  6  Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:  7  But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:  8  Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

What’s so ironic and important to note is one of the ways Satan was able to use the Jewish leaders to whip the Jews into a frenzy, condemning  and crucifying Christ, was through THEIR wisdom, which was centered around their worldly sense of accomplishments, culminating in arrogance and hatred. Not only was it because of their pride in who they were Nationally (Christ countered this: Matthew 3:9  And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.), and who they were socially, which Christ STRONGLY addresses as well in Matthew 23:1-36 , in which he says:
Matthew 23:27-28  
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.  28  Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

We still see the sin of what Christ condemned with the Jews playing out in the world today, especially within Israel and America! The subjugation of peoples based on a propagation of propaganda, false notions and outright lies and deceptions of who the people of God are? Neither riches nor poverty, race, education or lack of one will give you standing with God, nor take it away.
Our identity, meaning, sense of self and perception is because of who God says we are, not man, so it should be on HIM we depend for strength and esteem. Our understanding of scripture and who He is,  is also through Him and not our own merit.

Acts 10:34-35  
Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:  35  But in every nation that fears him, and work righteousness, is accepted with him.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Last Days Laments

Mat 24:21
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Please pray for the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing and well being of sexually abused and victimized people, especially the children.

http://www.wbng.com/story/39091913/two-arrested-woman-charged-with-incest-in-cortland-child-abuse-case

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Lacking Labors of Love

Tit 1:16
They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
- This is not talking about programs and contributions that you or your church organization make (only for most to claim it at the end of the year to receive it back) as part of their "normal" contributions. No, this is speaking to those who profess Christ, but the actions from their hearts are contrary to Christ-likeness. This has become more and more obvious, and in 2018 its just beyond sad the anger and hatred some have toward others and have been empowered to demonstrate. This anger is not  from those confessing Christ directed toward those who dont, but it is directed at those who are Christians who will not bow down before anything or anyone other than our risen Lord Himself.
Mat 7:22-23 KJV 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

EVANGELICAL CHOICE AWARD

AND IT GOES TO THEIR FALSE MESSIAH, TRUMP, WHO TIME AND AGAIN PLACES HIMSELF  (ALLOWING THE “CHRISTIAN” RIGHT TO OGGLE AND ADMIRE HIM) ON A PEDASTAL WHILE IGNORING BASIC HUMAN DIGNITY, COMMON COURTESY AND COMMON SENSE, HAS BEEN WARNING AMERICAN CITIZENS IT’S DANGEROUS TO. CRITISIZE HIM. 

http://www.dcdailywire.com/trump-now-issuing-warning-to-americans-who-protest-or-criticize-him/?utm_campaign=facebook_PP&utm_medium=PP&utm_source=facebook

http://youtu.be/il90TDo9gIM

I AM VERY INTERESTED. TO SEE HOW THIS PLAYS OUT, AND HOW FAR WILL CONGRESS AND THE EVAGELICALS ALLOW HIM TO GO BEFORE HE REVEALS HIMSELF FOR WHO HE REALLY IS?

THEY STILL CALL THEMSELVES CHRISTIANS

No matter what color Jesus Christ was, HE DIDNT PREACH HATRED, AND IT WAS HIS OWN PEOPLE WHO WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR AND HAD A HAND IN HIS TORTURE AND DEATH!  Yet, this person who purposefully burned another human being because of his skin color, and attempts to use JESUS CHRIST as justification!

“To my brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ our savior and Lord, My name is John D. Carothers and I believe the Bible is about white people and for white people,” the handwritten letter said. “I am in Rutherford County jail for burning a black man. I set him on fire with lighter fluid poured on his head."

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-daniel-carothers_us_5b857e4ee4b0cf7b002f89ca

Thursday, August 9, 2018

EVEN THE DEVIL'S BELIEVE


Belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the first step in God's plan of salvation. 
Belief is the first step toward salvation, not the end of it, as some people would have you believe.
The Lord said that He is BOTH the door (that we go through for salvation), AND the path (that we walk). He says that He is the only door, and a narrow path, or way. 
So, if the demons have knowledge of Christ (as the verses below will show) what separates your belief from those of the demons destined for hell??  

 First, some scripture to prayerfully consider:
James 2:19   You believe that God is One. You do well; even the demons believe and shudder.
 Mark 1:23-24
And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, 24 "What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God."
Mar 1:34
   And He healed many who had illness of various diseases. And he cast out many demons, and He did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew Him.
 Mar 3:11   And when the unclean spirits saw Him, they fell down before Him, and cried out, saying, you are the Son of God!
 Mar 5:2, 6-7   And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit.
6 And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and fell down before him.  7 And crying out with a loud voice, he said, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me."
Do you not see the foolishness in thinking all you need do is believe and confess Jesus is Lord??  The demons all knew who Jesus was. They personally knew Him!
After all:
“All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made.”  - John 1:3
Jesus is the creator of all things, including the angels.  The demons have a previous intimate knowledge of Christ that we will not ever possess from this point, yet they lost their “first estate”;
Jude 1:6  And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
Much of the book of Jude speaks of men and angels in both the old testament and the new who have walked with God at one point, and then began to walk after the desires of their own flesh.

Just having a knowledge of Christ is not enough for lasting salvation.

Act 16:16-18 As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling.  17 She followed Paul and us, crying out, "These men are servants of the Most-High God, who proclaim to you the way of salvation."  
18 And this she kept doing for many days. Paul, having become greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her." And it came out that very hour.

In the above verse, this demon was confirming Paul and company’s witnessing!!
Imagine that! We could witness and still never make it into the kingdom!!
This demon was speaking truth. It was not preaching lies. Yet, many of us are reduced to demon status in our spirits because we think as long as Christ is on our lips “we got it made”.

I DON'T VOTE

I no longer vote, but not as a doctrine, like the Jehovah Witnesses, etc. I had to learn that it was God ordered for me, as I used to preach and it was my heart felt belief that Christians shouldn't vote. 
I was wrong. 
I DO, however  BELIEVE that God is calling certain ministers/preachers/pastors and prophets not to vote, because TRUTH CANT BE PREACHED FROM A DENOMINATIONAL OR POLITICAL PERSPECTIVE. God in Christ is neither a denomination or a political affiliate! 
God showed me that people will be forced to take stands along their party's and/or denominational lines rather than "Thus Sayeth the Lord!"
 As we see in these days, to stand on what the Spirit of God says apart from what your party/denomination says will amount to your voice being removed and/or silenced. Why is that? If we are all Christian and I am a Baptist (for example) than why am I penalized if I say "Yes, Baptism is important, but it cant be necessary for salvation if someone, after accepting Christ, could die before ever being baptized?" Or for my Pentecostal and apostolic brethren, I believe in speaking in tongues, and is a gift of the Holy Spirit, but not  relevant for salvation. There are whole denominations as well as individuals who live Holy lives for Christ but either never spoke in tongues or simply don't believe in it. According to them, they aren't saved, although Christ's word says in Matthew 7:20 "By their fruits you shall know them"?  


It's the same, if not worse, in our politics. We would be inclined to defend the persons we helped elect regardless of their unrighteousness, or not criticize them as they should be.  

Nothing could be more clear today than the hypocrisy of the Republican Party. They claim to be the "Moral Majority", and yet in truth, their actions are the exact opposite! They espouse anger and hatred in their regurgitated rhetoric and will not tolerate any one who is different. 

Matthew 12:34-37  O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.  35  A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.  36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.  37  For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

Their actions, words and hearts reflect their hearts and the lack of grace they have for people of different races, skin color, and yes, sexual orientation.They show no grace to others that they say God has showed to them. 
The Republicans thirst and hunger for power, money and national superiority has been allowed to surface (as it has always been there) and be reveled for all with eyes to see and ears to hear. I mean, honestly, how do supposed confessed Evangelical Christians make Capitalism one of their core platforms? This is one example of what the New Testament says about money: 
1 Timothy 6:5-10 
 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.  6  But godliness with contentment is great gain.  7  For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.  And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.  9  But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.  10  For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
These are two things that Christ did not support, honor or tolerate: Nationalism and Money!
And yet, these are the Republican party's two largest rallying cries. We see the sentiments behind LBJ's quote alive, well and actively in our faces:
“I’ll tell you what’s at the bottom of it,” he said. “If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”  President Lyndon B. Johnson

Back to voting. Would a political party go through such changes as trying to rezone districts in their favor to stop people of color from voting or at the very least, making it very, very difficult to vote, if votes absolutely didn't matter? 
What would happen politically if the U.S did allow Puerto Rico to become a state (which the vast majority overwhelmingly voted for)? Which party do you think the vast majority would support? 
 So I realized it was my calling that didn't allow me to vote with a pure conscious. 
When the anti Christ comes into power, he comes in through a political system. That's voting. In order to do what God has called me and maybe others to do requires us not to focus on words and appearances, but on the Spirit. It requires to not focus on what may "appear" to be good that they are doing. I may be inclined to give someone I voted for an unrealistic and salvation compromising "mulligan" or 2 or 3..... 

ISRAEL AND U.S., PARTNERS IN CRIME

Would this law not make AIPAC's intentional influencing of U.S. policies on behalf of the Nation of Israel, in and of itself, illegal? At the very least, according to the experience and wisdom of this nation's first president, would that not make Israel an enemy of this nation’s government?
Yet, they operate in the light of day with little to no deterrence. Indeed, any interference and or critique, (no matter how true, sound or reasonable) is labeled with a possible life altering scarlet letter "A", for "Anti-Semite". U.S and Israel are partners in legal and more importantly, spiritual in crimes.
They see and treat those who they deem as “less than" with contempt and laws are written and passed that reflect those heartfelt nationalistic racist evils and biases.
Washington said those who are free should stay awake. But, the only thing that truly makes us free is belief in the Son, Jesus Christ;
John 8:36
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed
- And it is only in abiding that we can maintain that freedom and spiritual woke-ness, while not mentioned in the bible as fruits, It is CLEARLY a fruit (or product) of the indwelling Spirit. It can only be obtained and bore due to salvation and as we walk and grow in Him.
John 15:4
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

THE DEVIL'S DECEPTION THROUGH DE-SENSITIZATION

“One foot in the church and one foot in the world” is how the old saints used to categorize a “half-steppin Christian”. The truth of the matter, is statistically, you will get pulled into the world before you get pulled back wholly into the church. A half-in, half-out appearance, is in actuality  a whole spirit death sentence. It is for this reason the scripture says a little leaven, leavens the whole lump.

1 Corinthians 5:6-7  Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens all the lump?  7  Then purge out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, even as you are unleavened. For also Christ our Passover was sacrificed for us.

We have allowed proponents of the false doctrines of prosperity, Eternal Security and Pre-Trib Rapture to woo us on the one side; Telling us that being righteous doesn’t mean we have to dress frumpy, have a  religious spirit, be super spiritual or be holier than thou. “You can never out sin the grace of God” and “we are living in exciting times! Christ’s return could be at any minute!” These ministers of demonic doctrine usually want your support in some way, either through the purchase of their merchandise or your financial support. Normally trendy dressed and slick speaking, offering a “new word” that always amount to a one foot in, one foot out type of appeal that usually has some form of “we have to look and act like the world to win the world”.

James 4:4-5  You adulterers! Don't you know that friendship with the world means hostility with God? So whoever wants to be a friend of this world is an enemy of God.  5  Or do you think the Scripture means nothing when it says that the Spirit that God caused to live in us jealously yearns for us?


Then on the other side; my brothers and sisters have committed themselves emotionally and spiritually to shows like the Basketball Wives, Kardashians, Love and Hip Hop, Real Housewives of some town near you, etc. You all know the latest Carver hits that have dropped, the newest dance/social media craze and are trying to incorporate it somehow into godliness and youth service. The shows you love to watch can almost be classified as soft porn and the language can be worse than foul. Yet you watch these shows without a shred of guilt. Did you ever have any? So of course  the sisters are dressing for church as if they were dressing for the Club and the male leadership loves it so! Their “praise dancing” seems to be more about attracting attention and potential lovers, no longer only looking for husbands. We have allowed the normalization of whoredom and homosexuality. Even in our churches, it has become normal to have sexual partners before and outside of marriage, and it no longer need be of the opposite sex!
We have allowed the devil to dull our senses. We have allowed our senses to become numb, turned off and killed by what we consciously choose to watch, listen to, and give of our time.
Our sense of Christ-likeness and spiritual morality has become pliable, fogged and dulled because we have allowed our hearts to become far from God and separated from Him, His Spirit and the truth of His Word.

1 Corinthians 10:13  
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
The appeal and temptation the devil throws at us, are the same from both sides. It’s riches, worldliness, materialism and pride. And what we love we spend more time nurturing. What gets nurtured, whether sinfulness or godliness,  grows and matures.
What draws you to these prosperity hucksters is what draws you about the shows you love: Worldliness. Your heart belongs to the world.
1 Timothy 6:9-12  But those purposing to be rich fall into temptation, and a snare, and many foolish and hurtful lusts, which plunge men into ruin and destruction.  10  For the love of money is a root of all evils, by means of which some having lusted after it were seduced from the faith, and they themselves pierced through by many pains.  11  But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and meekness.  12  Fight the good fight of faith. Lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and confessed the good confession before many witnesses.
Demonic spirits are in our churches because we have not evicted him from our hearts and ways, or we have allowed him to return to what was once swept clean.
Matt 12:43-45 44
When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.  44  Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.   45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation

Our walk with Christ is not supposed to simply be a matter of having good morals, values and principles. All spiritualities, religions and ways of life have these! All of these things are by their very nature subjective, changes frequently according to times, culture, societies, etc, and can be different for a myriad of reasons.
Salvation is not about principles. It’s about coming to believing faith in Christ Jesus to obtain and maintain a relationship and walk with God. Principles, morals and values come OUT OF that, not the other way around.  

Sunday, July 29, 2018

THE TRUE GREAT DIVIDE

There is a  divide in this nation that can NEVER be filled or healed as long as one side, the "Christian Right", unashamedly prioritizes leaving riches to their grands. I, unapologetically, know my children being able to feel safe: in their own skin, while walking down the street, not be disrespected because of their ethnicity,  while barbequing, sitting on the side of AND/OR  going in the pool, being able to rent an air bnb,  being able to rent or own their own home and live in it, to simply to wear a hoody while in public, EARN a reasonable living wage, speak their minds and  question anyone and anything, and other such things that are afforded any human being as a part of everyday life,  the priority.
It's a divide that only a true relationship with God in Christ can heal, beginning with the one between Him and us, in our own hearts and lives, and then between one another.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

REFUSE TO BE DECEIVED, REFUSE TO BE BLIND

2Thess 2:3-4
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4 Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sitting in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

I don't know how close we are to the actual reveal of the son of perdition, the anti-Christ, but I DO know this:
I have been a born again, believing, Holy Spirit filled Christian for more years than I have not, and I have never seen nor experienced the corruptness, hatred, and all around foulness that I see from those who call themselves "Christian" as we do today.
The racism; the desire/love/lust for possessions, power, money and status; The adoration and veneration of angels and "saints"; We are bombarded with more and more pastors, ministers and clergy involved in a myriad of sexual sins including pedophilia, rape, adultery (with multiple partners as well) within the congregation, and homosexuality; the accepting of homosexuality as godly while any scripture that's understood to proclaim even an inclination toward homosexuality and the gay lifestyle as a sin, is now being pushed as homophobia, a possible hate crime and anti love. In other words, to view homosexuality as sinful is in itself a misinterpretation of scripture and is thereby the real sin and anti Christ and a pastor may find their tax exemption revoked and charged with a hate crime.

There is a strong false spirit of Nationalism that's favored above and beyond the Spirit of God, Christ and the bible, further fueled and empowered by the rhetoric of the current president of the USA. The spirit of this nation is therefore really their God!
New ageism, Witchcraft and spiritualism is being taught as compatible with Christianity. There are actual "christian" churches that promote cannabis, nudity as well as swinging that identify as Christian (they say Christ died for their sin, preach from the bible)! There are "christian" pastors who more loudly proclaim there is no such thing as hell and those who believe there is are scripturally ignorant and unsound. There are large congregations that will follow these leaders and false prophets right to the place they claim is a misinterpretation of scripture!
This is happening worldwide, involving those who identify as Evangelical, Christian, Atheists and everything in between. I am not necessarily referring to those religions and cults that initially claim to be Christians to draw people in, such as Mormonism, Unification, Unitarians, Scientology, the Filipino Church Of Christ, Jehovah Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, Black Israelites, etc., although they also are guilty of these same sinful and crimes within their own organizations and churches, while also masquerading as angels and ministers of light.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

False Prophets

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Christians Who Choose Not To Believe The Truth

2Th 2:8-11 
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
- We see this very thing in those who purposefully choose to honor the words and person of Trump more than the words and person of Christ!  Gods word is clear. God will allow you to continue in your deception because of your pride and willfulness, and they will not receive the eternal salvation, that is eternity with God and Christ.

These Times Are Evil Like Never Before

Mat 24:21
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Dan 12:1b .......And at that time shall... there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time:

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What's Down Is Up, What's Wrong Is Right

I just painstakingly sat through a Jim Bakker show on the Daystar network. He had Lance Wallnau on, promoting their satanic lives on a Trump/Cyrus prophetic fulfillment. They actually promote Trump being called of God, and those who speak out against him as anti-God.
These people are mega trump supporters, and are basically saying to speak out against trump is against God and Christ. They cleverly weave biblical phrases to make what they spew SEEM Christian. They wrap their whole point on anti-abortion sentiments. They thump their chests like the proverbial caveman "Republican good, Democrat bad!"
I'm as saddened as I am angered. How in the world can EVERYONE who is not white, Republican and evangelical who speaks against Trump be anti Christian? In these last days, people calling themselves "Christians" are  saying Christian's speaking out against them, their ministry and Trump are under the influence of the "spirit of Leviathan", a demonic spirit, and are twisting the gospel, the message of Trump and all the good he's done and is doing? Like Trump and the true anti-Christ spirit, they promote the ungodly aw Godly, and the true gospel message as undoctrinal.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Dedicated To A False God System

If the United States of America were truly a Christian nation founded on Christian principles, in 1793, would a huge procession of Freemasons lead a parade to the breaking ground of the Capitol building? Why not church groups? Why was the ground dedicated by Freemasons? Why does the Capital dome have George Washington in an ascended God position?
"The Apotheosis of Washington depicts George Washington sitting amongst the heavens in an exalted manner, or in literal terms, ascending and becoming a god (apotheosis). " - Wikipedia

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

INACCURATE DISCERNMENT

If your whole outlook on end times starts with a wrong assumption, the rest of your end times "discernment" will undoubtedly be off as well. ESPECIALLY when your feet are cemented into your choice for who the Beast, Babylon and Whore of Babylon are, more than what Biblical based physical evidence points to. With people like these, they let their own personal politics and slants interpret scripture. For example: People who are so pro Israel that nothing Israel does or says is wrong, refuse to ever even consider Israel to be the Whore of Babylon or Babylon the great, even when scripture seems to point to them. More times than not, they are staunch Republicans. 
Here is an e-mail I sent to the author of one such end times site:


Good Day, 
You wrote on your site page entitled Whore of Babylon: 

"Note: Babylon cannot be America or any other country, because Bible prophecy clearly portrays a country as a BEAST, not a woman."

It seems that you have based your entire reasoning of the end times beast on this assumption which is not spiritually or scripturally sound.  
 
Is not the Nation Of Israel scripturally  both a nation AND a peopleProphetically,  both a natural people and a spiritual one as well? 
​As a matter of fact, Rev 11:8 refers to Israel as ​"the great city"
​(physical) and in the very same breath "spiritual Sodom and Egypt"​.
Aren't Christians portrayed as "brides" as well? That's spiritual. What would a cheating bride be referred to as
So, couldn't a  physical nation(s) of supposed believers be portrayed as a beast and a whore? 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

THIS IS WHAT WE'VE COME TO

This is not only ignorant, it's sheer hatred and 0% Christ likeness!
People, please, KEEP YOUR EYES FIXED ON JESUS, YOUR HEART STAYED UPON GOD, AND YOUR FEET FIRMLY PLANTED IN THE WAY!

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Let The Church Say "Amen"!

God is the answer ☝ 

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OUR TRUE BATTLE

Ephesians 6:12  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.

There is so much that has been said regarding this verse of scripture, and so much that can still be said. That's because God's word is alive and not stagnant. His Spirit breathes life into it time and again. 

In this day, in this nation, there are so many attacks happening simultaneously on different fronts, with the Commander In Chief, Trump, being the main instigator and protagonist. Instigator, not originator. The originator is the artist formerly known as Lucifer, Satan. 

A few days ago, many honored a young lady who was beheaded in 1943 by the  German government at the age of 21, Sophie Scholl and her older brother Hans. Their crime was writing and distributing pamphlets against Hitler and his atrocities. 

Jews were not the only victims in the Holocaust, but also those who he perceived as a threat to his ideologies. If one were to side with the Jews you were arrested, probably tortured and killed. Even if someone didn't necessarily side with the Jews but stood against Hitlers tactics, politics, hatred, etc., voicing discontent was a death sentence no matter who you were.
So while on one hand, it may appear to be about antisemitism, racism, politics, etc., It's really about the obtaining and/or maintaining of power and wealth. It's about sin. The desire and obtaining of status, power and wealth does not develop in a vacuum nor in isolation. There's a whole lot of other people and sin involved, that gets exposed! Sin that has been nurtured and developed in communities and in people's hearts.  Christ says in His word, the love of money is the root of all types of evil. The Spirit expounds and lets us know that it is the desire to obtain wealth and power causes us to fall into habitual sinful lifestyles. It points to a heart that's not right with God, no matter how much they say "Jesus" or a
ttend church.

Right now, there appears to be a civil war brewing in this nation. Whites outwardly against any person of Black or Brown hue . A war, where Whites, no matter how great or small (economically, politically, physically) have seemingly been (or at the very least, feel) empowered to say what they will about blacks and browns to our faces. Always filled with anger and lies, ready to parrot, mimic and regurgitate the talking points of the Racist in Chief and his mouth pieces. They feel empowered to involve local authorities, who, many times, seem to cruelly hand out street justice when it suites them with very little, if any, consequences or abatement. 
But why do they always look dumb founded when called out on it as if somehow they are being victimized? As if they are being harassed for doing their duty?
However, if you are other than Black and Brown and feel the need to stand up in the face of this adverse and perverse culture, you will also feel the wrath of the powers that be, because you have become a threat to the establishment.  
In Ephesians 6:12, the verse is contrasting the physical with the spiritual. It is contrasting our walk in Christ Jesus with the work of Satan. 
The word "principalities" in the context of this verse means the Chief evil from the beginning. "Powers" is the spiritual delegated influences.
"The rulers of the darkness of this world" are those who have been physically placed in charge by Satan;  Those who are knowingly working with Satan and demonic entities to achieve his end game as we read in the latter chapters in Daniel, Matthew 24-25 and the book of Revelation. They are supernaturally charged, and have satanic, supernatural influence. 
"Against spiritual wickedness in high places". This is not a "the top doesn't know what is going on at the lower levels". No. This is from the top down. The highest echelons of this nation and world powers! The higher up a person wants to go, the more they will know and be required to give. Spiritually, morally and ethically corrupt from Christ and His remnants standards, but morally acceptable and right by Satan, the anti-Christ, the false prophets and those who are lost. They are dedicated to the anti-Christ, and it is out of this dedication and lack of faith in Christ that allows them to justify taking the mark of the beast

Thursday, July 5, 2018

BELIEF STATEMENT OF CHRISTIAN FAITH


 STATEMENT OF FAITH


WHAT WE HOLD TO BE BIBLICALLY TRUE AND SCRIPTURALLY SOUND


Without God initiating His revelation of Himself to us, there is no true knowledge or true understanding of His person or being.
He injected Himself into our reality and revealed Himself to us simply because of His grace.  If He were not to initiate a way to know and understand Him, we could not, nor would we want to. 
God has manifested Himself as and in Jesus Christ, the final and ultimate understanding of revelation.   He has revealed and relayed the revelation of Himself through His Apostles, as it is recorded in the Holy Bible.
Having said that, the following statement of faith, not exhaustive, is what we have come to know as true and right:

Statement of Faith
1. GOD
We believe in one Infinite and Eternal self-existing God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, distinct and eternal in Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Indeed, God never attempts to prove His existence, and states He simply Is.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

He is eternally and ever Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent. In Him belongs all cosmic preservation, regulation and governing preserves, regulates, governs and directs all things so that nothing in the world happens without either his causation or permission. God is the author of good but not of evil. Yet, ultimately, even evil is governed by God in so much as God limits it to an end fitting with his overall plan and purpose.

2. THE BIBLE
We believe the Scriptures as originally given by God, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, spiritually infallible, entirely trustworthy, and the supreme, final authority in all matters of faith, understanding and conduct.
 



3. JESUS CHRIST
We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life and died on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for all sinners. He paid the price for our sin and resurrected bodily on the third day and ascended to the right hand of the Father. He will return personally and visibly at the end of the age to fully establish God's Kingdom. We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and his resurrection were provided for the salvation of all people but is effective only for those who believe. Christ's death and resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation, and only those who believe and continue in Jesus Christ become born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God. He alone is the author and finisher of our faith.


4. THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ, convicts saints and sinners, enable sinners to believe, regenerates the repenting sinner, indwells, reveals, guides, instructs, and empowers the believer for ministry and godly living and service.

5. THE GRACE OF GOD AND SALVATION
We believe that humanity was created in the image of God but fell from its original sinless state through willful disobedience and Satan's deception, resulting in eternal condemnation and separation from God. In and of ourselves apart from the grace of God in the world (what some may call “prevenient faith”),we can neither think, will, nor do anything good, including believe. But the grace of God extends to, prepares and enables sinners to receive the free gift of salvation offered in Christ and his gospel. Only through the grace of God can sinners believe and so be regenerated by the Holy Spirit unto salvation and spiritual life. It is also the grace of God that enables believers to continue in faith, so that all good deeds, intents, spiritual growth and blessings that can be had, can only be obtained and sustained by the Spirit of God and must be ascribed to the grace of God. We believe that salvation is God’s grace and is through grace and grace alone. No manner of work can obtain or maintaining salvation.  It is all of grace through faith in the substitutionary death of Christ Jesus, and that upon repentance and confession of Christ as Lord and savior, one is brought into a relationship with the father and obtain eternity in His presence.



6. THE RAPTURE
While we don't subscribe to a pre trib rapture, we know that God is returning for His Church. Therefore, we live lives of holiness, growing in the biblical faith of Christ, rooted in God and His word in preparedness to have to endure through the tribulation.

We believe in the visible second return of Christ and the bodily resurrection of the dead and of believers to eternity in the presence of God, everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and the resurrection of unbelievers to judgment and eternal punishment.
We believe in the day when the Lord shall descend from heaven, and the saints of God shall be caught up together in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air (The Rapture) and Jesus will take His people to Heaven.
- 1Thessalonians 4: 16-17
We do not believe that day is Imminent (His return with no sign), but will come with signs that will precede His arrival;
- 1Th 5:4
We do not believe that the rapture will be before the tribulation, but after.
- Matthew 24:29-31, Rev. 10:7   1 Corinthians 15:51-52

But, whether pre-trib, mid-trib or post-trib, Jesus Christ is coming back, and He's coming back for a people faithful, prepared and looking for His return. We need to play an active role in building up our faith right where we are by abiding in Him.

We reject:
(1) “Positive confession” of the “Word of Faith” movement, that teaches that God can be commanded to heal or work miracles according to man’s will. This also places our desires and wants above those of God’s.

(2) Human prophecy that supersedes the Scriptures,

(3) The incorporation of humanistic, secular psychology and philosophy into Biblical teaching,

(4) The over-emphasis of the spiritual gifts, experiential signs and wonders to the exclusion of Biblical teaching.

(5) That one can live a lifestyle of self-centeredness, sensuousness, promiscuity, adultery, homosexuality, hatred, etc. and still be saved. This is not to say that you lose your salvation every time you sin, have a weakness or addiction. However, salvation cannot be kept by those who consistently, willingly, habitually and unashamedly maintain a lifestyle contrary to the will and the Word of God. Salvation is of and by God and Him alone. We cannot maintain our salvation. But we are commanded to maintain a relationship with God through Christ. Christ’s warning of not abiding in Him, is to risk being cast in hell. (John 15:4-6)


In Christ’s Service
Rev. E.L.Lewis
Christ’s Remnant Church