Most Christians are familiar with the two witnesses in the book of Revelation, even though they may prove to be an enigma. To help us understand their witness we need to listen to the angel that opened their eyes to the problem that will face the Church in each age from the First Century until now. The angel accomplished this by having the two witnesses do a couple of amazing things before they were allowed to witness. They must measure the community of the faithful who correctly worship their God and then measure everyone else who is not worshipping God correctly but is following the world (Revelation 11:1-2). This would be a wake-up call to the true condition of the Church. Almost from the beginning, they had lost their way as the Church integrated the world’s philosophies and teachings with God’s beautiful truth. False doctrine had entered the Church. These two witnesses, representative of all God’s faithful witnesses in every age, will continue to witness His beautiful truths to fallen humanity. They would also go to the heart of the problem and witness directly to the powers of darkness who were causing God’s children to stumble. They would carry God’s prophetic message to the world’s leaders and the many false prophets in every age since the time of Christ. Continue reading The Two Witnesses in Revelation
Welcome to the new year 2022, it will be unlike anything we have ever experienced. Therefore, it is essential to hear only what God has to say about what’s happening now and what is coming soon upon the world. So, we bend our ears to hear the voice of God. We listen intently to hear that still small voice that comes ever so quietly from the indwelling Spirit. Many things will dull our hearing. The mind and soul are filled every day with images on the cellphone or computer monitor to the writings or voices from others in the world. These voices and images keep the mind actively engaged in assimilating all the information and drawing on our own conclusions based primarily on our past experiences, real or unreal. Although this is a great gift from God to both dissimulate and assimilate all the information in the world, it can and often does dull our spiritual ears keeping us from hearing what the Spirit says to our heart and mind. Clearly what is needed is silence and solitude preceded by jettisoning all our preconceived ideas. We must always come to God empty-handed, which I might add, is a very difficult thing to do even for the most righteous. Continue reading Listen to the Voice of God
The storm is coming. Satan and the powers of darkness want total control of every person on the planet. They want to control your action, your speech, and your every thought. Large worldwide religious movements have tried to do this, and it did not work. Imperialism did not work, nation-building did not work, the United Nations did not work, even progressive liberalism isn’t working. Only one thing is! Unfortunately, it’s not God’s beautiful truth, because He will not force His will upon humanity. On the other hand, Satan, the master planner, and deceiver, is already at work to control the entire world. He did it once before, just before the great flood and he is doing it again now. The Bible says, “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart wasonly evil continually” (Genesis 6:5). “Every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” Read that again slowly allowing it to sink in deeply. This is Satan’s plan; this is his goal. Satan does not care what your religion is, he doesn’t care what country you belong to, and he doesn’t even care what color you are. The more, the merrier! “Come one, come all” is his motto. Even the leader of the Catholic Church is sending an invitation to all religions to come together and reject those, like myself, who embrace fundamentalism. Continue reading The Coming Storm to Control all of Humanity
Why do I still believe in Jesus Christ in a world of growing unbelief? The short answer is, I would be horrified to face another day without Christ in my life. Although we are in the world and feel all the negative influences from the world, they are only momentary distractions having no lasting effect. We feel exactly what the world feels but it has no hold on us. We too are confronted with the same drama and the unbelievable pressure from the agents of Satan to follow them in their hypocrisy. If we allow ourselves to be carried away for only a millisecond we can, and will, experience what the unbelieving world does every day. Unbeknownst to them, they are being swayed constantly by the powers of darkness to accept the many outrageous lies as the truth. They are led to believe the most astonishing things about themselves. They readily accept the bondage of their past life creating great pain and psychological trauma. They are so easily enticed to follow their every desire creating consequences beyond their worst nightmare. There is no control as they unknowingly follow the world down the same dark path of horrors untold. All this causes us, as true believers, to hold on to Christ even more tightly. We realize that Jesus Christ is our true Anchor keeping us from following the world in their unbelief. We have no desire to experience their road of horrors. Continue reading Why Do I Still Believe in a World of Unbelief?
I have great empathy for the many professed believers falling away because they never really loved the truth that they might be saved (See II Thessalonians 2:10). They sincerely believe that they have their ticket to heaven but have not fully followed the way of the Lord, because they have embraced the many lies from the internet. Satan has used the internet to spread his lies far and wide through the trusted search engines, respected news sites, and all the social media platforms, including YouTube. This has caused those who profess to know Jesus as their Savior a great deal of difficulty, casting them in one direction and then another weakening their faith. Furthermore, it is greatly filling up all their time keeping the Spirit from doing His job by leading them into all truth and helping them to grow up in Christ (See John 16:13). This has been Satan’s design from the beginning. From the First Century until now Satan has raised up multiple gods, different philosophies, and belief systems, including false prophets to lead God’s children astray. Satan knows their thirst for more information and knowledge, never being satisfied with God’s simple truth for all of life. He has even engineered the acceptance and creditability of science to question God’s absolute truth concerning all of creation and that includes humanity. God will not be mocked by those who claim to love the truth yet accept everything the world says. The Bible says, “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (II Thessalonians 2:11-12). Clearly, these people do not love the truth. Continue reading Though None Go With Me, I Still Will Follow