Wednesday, August 29, 2018
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?
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."
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Belief is the first step toward salvation, not the end of it, as some people would have you believe.
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:
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.
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."
“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.
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 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.
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. 8 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.
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.....
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.