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Resist the Lies of The Devil by Walking in The Promises

The lies of the devil have caused most of the problems in our world today. It’s not just the lies, but the fact that so many of the world’s population actually believe the lies. Have you ever wondered why there is such an increase in emotional and psychological problems? It’s reported in 2014 that 91% of the population would seek a mental health professional if they had a problem. Have you ever wondered why there is such an increase in drug addiction? It’s also reported that in the same year that 8 million Americans battled both drug addiction and a mental health disorder concurrently. Perhaps the most alarming statistic to me was the increased numbers in suicide globally. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Worldwide, 800,000 people die due to suicide every year, according to the World Health Organization. The shocking fact is the Church is not exempt from these problems. Psychological problems, drug addiction and suicide are caused primarily from listening to the lies of the devil. So, follow me along to discover how to “Resist the lies of the devil by walking in the promises.”

Before we look at the promises let’s look at the lies of the devil that’s causing so much destruction to humanity. The first lie is that the blight of sin can never be truly erased. All the horrible things you ever did in the past or were a witness too will be with you for the rest of your life. No matter how hard you try to move on from the old life it will always be there to pull you down causing you untold heartache. This lie has led many into a life of drug addiction, endless counseling or worst yet suicide. The second lie is likened unto it by telling the population that God does not have the answers to your problems because the Bible is not sufficient for the modern age. They say, “A modern age needs modern solutions, discounting the fact that Jesus Christ is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.” As our Creator He knows more about us and our needs than anyone else. Finally, the third big lie of the devil is that humans are weak and sinful, so it would be impossible for them to participate in the divine nature. This idea would be totally foreign to a godless world allowing this lie to take root among the pagans. These three big lies along with many others from the devil has kept the biggest part of humanity in bondage. Furthermore, this bondage is increasing daily. Of course, we should know that Satan’s desire is to enslave the entire human race before Christ returns. Are you a prisoner or have you been set free?

If you want to break free from this bondage, then we need to learn how to walk in God’s great and precious promises. The first is found in the Bible, let’s read it together II Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” Of course, this promise is only available to the new creation. The person who has faith believing that God will make him or her into a new creation. Logic dictates that a new creation cannot have any of the old creature still existing in the new. Although God will take the rest of your life here on the planet growing you from one degree of glory to another, it does not negate the fact that the old life, past tense, has passed away. Through faith you have been forgiven and your past sins are never to be remembered again by God. This new creation has the heart of stone replaced with a heart of flesh where everything changes (See Ezekiel 11:19). Your likes and dislikes change. You are changed from the inside out. Quite differently from the world that just wants to change the outside through behavior modification. Your whole attitude about life and others completely change. If it were not for your familiar face even your closest friends would no longer recognize you. Unless you plan on calling God a liar then we must believe this truth and walk in this promise. We must resist the lies of the devil.

Remember, the second lie of the devil is that God does not give us everything we need for life and godliness. So, what is God’s promise? Let’s look in the Bible together, “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue” (II Peter 2:3). Through the knowledge of Him. The more we learn about Christ through the indwelling Spirit the more we learn how to live a righteous life in an unrighteous world. In fact, it is the indwelling Spirit’s job to lead us into all truth (See John 16:13). To bring to our memories all that Christ taught when He walked upon the earth. Of course, this promise will do you little good if you don’t believe it. On the other hand, if you do believe in this promise then you will spend all the time necessary researching the Bible for the answers that’s applicable for every age, including the modern age. You will spend enough time listening to the Spirit allowing Him to either lead you to the appropriate Scripture or speaking directly to your spirit, keeping in mind that His words will never nullify the Bible. Finally, you will receive counsel from other believers who are walking in this promise. Unless you plan on calling God a liar then we must believe this truth and walk in this promise. We must resist the lies of the devil.

Remember, the third lie of the devil says that as weak sinful human beings we are unable to participate in the divine nature. So, what is God’s promise. Let’s look at the sufficient Word of God, the Bible. “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” (II Peter 1:4). By these promises; believing in and walking in them will allow us to actually participate in the divine nature. Praise God. By the time we get to walking in the divine nature our past life is just a distant memory. You have been growing spiritually by putting off the old life and putting on the new life of righteousness becoming every day more like your risen LORD Jesus Christ. You have been walking in the Spirit moving you further away from the world’s counsel and closer to only listening to God’s Holy Counsel. Now you are truly seeing things differently as you begin to enjoy the tremendous blessing of participating in the divine nature. To do so changes your priorities, changes your longings and your desires. You won’t remember the exact time it happened, but you know that your heart is so much more tender than ever before. You feel as though you can reach up and touch the face of God. Unless you plan on calling God a liar then we must believe this truth and walk in this promise. We must resist the lies of the devil.

When we believe and walk in the promises of God then you will no longer suffer as the world suffers. You will no longer be held in bondage to your old sin nature but set free to live a new life in Christ. You will with God’s help and the temporary help of a qualified medical professional be able to stop your addiction. All your emotional and psychological problems of your old life will eventually fade away with the help of the indwelling Spirit and other qualified believers that are walking in the same promises. All your previous thoughts of suicide will also pass away as you walk in the new life learning how to turn everything over to the risen Lord and learning how to listen to His counsel alone. The Church should be the lighthouse to a lost and dying world by giving them hope of a new life free from all the pain and suffering of the past life. Dear friend, it’s not too late to pass this message onto your family and friends. It’s not too late to ask Jesus Christ to come into their lives, forgiving them of their past sins and making them into a new creation where they too can participate in the divine nature. Stop listening to the lies of the devil and start by listening to God’s truth.

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God Speaks to Me and I Am Not Insane

Contrary to public opinion, God speaks to me and I am not insane. In fact, God has been speaking to humans since the time of creation. The first incident was recorded in the Old Testament of the Bible when God spoke to man. The Bible says, “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 2:16-17). Man and woman were both created perfectly after the image of God. Their bodies were designed to live hundreds and hundreds of years. The Bible says that Methuselah lived to be 969 years old. Only modern man with his so called higher learning tries to explain this away in his theory of evolution. Their cognitive ability was also amazing in that man was able to name all the living creatures in the world and determined that none were considered as a suitable help mate. The assumption is that he could also recall their names. The Bible says, “And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him” (Genesis 2:20).

They also had the great ability to keep and maintain, no doubt a most beautiful garden in all creation, unlike the humans we hear about that evolved from the stone age man. The Bible says, “And the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it” (Genesis 2:15). They were also made in God’s image, no doubt very intelligent, which required both speaking and listening. The Bible records one of many conversations between God and man, one in particular is of great interest because it shows personality and depth of conversation. Let’s listen in, the Bible says, “And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?” (Genesis 3:9-11). Of course, the conversation continued for some time with man first blaming the woman who God had given to him, so in essence blaming God as well. Then the woman chimed in by blaming the serpent (or the old devil), where at that point God communicated the punishment for both the man and the woman and the serpent. Don’t think for a moment that man and woman created by God can’t hear His words.

This two-way communication continued for thousands of years with select individuals, prophets and priests. the Bible says, “Thus saith the Lord” became a common refrain in the Old Testament spoken by select men who spoke for God as His mouth piece. From Moses and Aaron down through the centuries to include Kings, Priests and Prophets who all spoke to others what they had heard directly from God. Then with the coming of Jesus Christ and the offer of salvation for all of humanity communication between God and man became possible for any who had faith. The Bible says, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27). A whole book could be written just on this one verse. But suffice it to say that true followers of Christ can discern if the voice they hear is from Christ or their own vain imagination. As true believers we can easily discern if the voice is from God or from the devil. The point is we can and do hear the voice of our Great Shepherd and it’s quite appalling that someone would question the mental stability of millions of people and if all the people were added throughout the centuries the number would be in the billions.

With the coming of the Holy Spirit communication with God became even more intimate. The voice of God came quietly through the Spirit along with a warming in the heart or what we as Christians consider as the touch of God. We all desire that divine touch that’s sweeter than the honeycomb that stops time it self allowing us to momentarily bask in the divine light of His glory. The touch that brings back a faint memory or a word from Holy Scripture allowing us to experience an incredibly unexpected union with God. The divine touch that allows us to arise above our pain and suffering as if they never existed feeling a great inner strength of renewal. Praise God for His divine touch that often accompanies the voice of God. To say that we cannot hear the voice of God is beyond reproach especially if we are labeled as insane for hearing God. One of the wonders of coming to Christ in faith is hearing the word of God and feeling His divine touch. As a pastor for many years I have personally witnessed this when people surrendered their lives to God and His authority over them. When they recounted that God was indeed speaking to their heart. Furthermore, every true preacher only preaches and teaches what they receive directly from God.

So, to have an individual in our day claiming that a person hearing Jesus or God to be insane is not only sad but shows themselves to be an unbeliever resting under the wrath of God and eternal damnation. To claim that God does not communicate with His beloved creation is to put them in league with the devil. So, I conclude by asking every person reading or listening to this article as a Tribulation Radio Show to pray earnestly for this un-named individual that God will open their eyes and also their ears to His divine voice. Let them apologize to God publicly and let the children rejoice. Join me in a me-too movement to let our voices be heard to a deaf and dying world that we do hear God and we are not insane. Amen

In conclusion, it only takes one person making this outrageous statement that a Christian claiming to hear God is insane. This may very well open Pandora’s Box for others to make similar statements leading a national movement against Christianity. A movement that in time will require every Christian to undergo psychological counseling and the administering of psychiatric drugs to cure their supposed mental illness. Therefore, I implore Christians everywhere to join me in a new movement of proclaiming to the world that God speaks to me TOO and I am not insane. Say it wherever you go, God speaks to me too and I am not insane. Post it on Social Media, put on your signs, write it in your emails, and speak to your friends … let the world know that God speaks to ME TOO and I am not insane.

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The Silent Majority Needs to Stop Being Silent

For years we have heard about the silent majority and I have wondered as of late why must they remain silent. It’s reported that President Nixon first used the term back in the sixties. Then another popular term arose ten years later called the moral majority, which I might add, has also remained silent. On the other hand, it is the fringe groups of heathenisms that we hear the most about, leading many to think that they are the majority. Well, they are not! So, it’s past time! The silent majority needs to stop being silent. A very wise person once said, “It’s far easier to kill a terrorist than to slay an ideology …”. What we are fighting and need to raise our voice about is education, because an ideology is built and maintained with education. This has been proved time and again by teaching young children to hate the enemies of the host country, allowing the cycle of hatred to continue for years. What can we do to let our voices be heard above the crowd? More importantly, can our voices bring about change before it’s too late? With God’s guidance we will attempt to answer these two questions.

Liking, commenting, and sharing amongst ourselves simply won’t be enough to change anything. Moreover, if our only influence is on Facebook, we will never change the ideology in this country and the world. We must change public education and the entertainment industry. We must take back our children or all will be lost. God told His people the importance of raising our children correctly. The Bible says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). The problem is we no longer raise our children in the way they should go. What we have done is to turn them over to the State allowing the State to raise them. When the State is not raising them then we have allowed them to sit in front of the TV set allowing the entertainment industry to continue raising them. There is no wonder that this country is in such a mess. They have indoctrinated our children from the cradle to adulthood while we sat idly by doing nothing to stop it. What this has created is a whole population of mindless automatons. Let me explain.

I have had face to face conversations with these people raised by the State. On the surface they appear very intelligent. They have memorized most of what they have learned and can quote it verbatim. However, I soon discovered they had no real depth or understanding on what they were quoting. They simply were parroting what their professors had said. In response, we must speak loudly and close our eyes and ears to their canned rhetoric and propaganda. Stop listening. Stop your ears. Why do you post or repeat their nonsense? Why do you read it? Have you tricked your mind into believing that you must understand the secret powers of darkness? Be careful otherwise you will be led astray by assimilating what you think makes sense. No wonder so many so-called Christians have such a mixed bag of theology. Believe me there is enough to keep you busy for two life time’s just understanding the depth of God’s truth with no mixture of error. There is enough to keep you busy applying that truth to your life so that you can be all that God wants you to be. Growing from one degree of glory to another will keep you busy for the rest of your life.

Let me ask you a question. How are your children and grandchildren doing? You noticed I did not ask you how’s their relationship with the church and its activities. I did not ask you how well they are doing with their secular studies. I did not ask you how they are doing with keeping their room clean and their obedience to you. No, what I am asking you is, how is their Spiritual growth coming along? This Spiritual growth MUST start at the earliest age possible. Yes, they too can learn how to speak to God and how to listen to His voice through the Spirit. They can learn early on what pleases God and how not to grieve the Holy Spirit. Their Spiritual upbringing will give them a completely different world view. It will teach them what God expects. It will teach them why obedience to His commands will keep them safe and allow them to live life to its fullest. They will soon discover that God has truly given them EVERYTHING they need for life and godliness.

Believe me they will never learn these things in the world. In fact, the world will teach them if they hear the voice of God they will need psychological counsel and drugs to cure their problem. The world fears what it does not understand. Instead of allowing a person to become a new creature truly transformed by the indwelling Spirit they will do everything in their power to stop the transformation. They will offer your children different alternatives. They will be taught that they can change their sex if they don’t like who they are, thus condoning the transgender lifestyle. They teach them that it is acceptable to have two daddies’ or two mommies’ thus condoning homosexuality. They teach them that their ultimate authority is the State and if they feel uncomfortable they can stop listening to their biological parents. They teach them that it’s ok to choose whatever religion that most interest them. They will even allow them to experiment by learning about the religion of Islam. In fact, they can become whatever they want as long as it conforms to the social norms. Friends, we must redeem our children and grandchildren before it’s too late. Believe me this will only get worse if we remain silent. It is time: the silent majority needs to stop being silent. I will take it a step further it’s time to boycott public education and everything coming out of Hollywood. God give us strength to stand firm.

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The Last War to be Waged on Earth

As the battle lines are drawn between North Korea and the United States there is a greater battle to be waged. As the battle lines are drawn between the liberals and conservatives there is a greater battle to be waged. As the battle lines are drawn between those who want to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel and those who don’t there is a greater battle to be waged. A battle of all battles that will end life on earth as we now know it. This last war to be waged on earth is between the children of Light and the sons of darkness. This will not be your typical battle. Nuclear and biological weapons will not suffice. Protests and marches will have no effect. Even putting together a digital army in the millions, will not change the outcome. The last war to be waged on earth will be directed by God, our true Commander in Chief. A war that will truly defeat the enemy and scuttle the sons of darkness. God is doing and will continue to do His part. He is calling His children, the children of Light, to do their part.

We will discuss our part first, then God’s part. Believe me, the saying is true you will either be for us or against us, there will be no sitting on the fence. Fence sitting is reserved for the lukewarm church and believe me you do not want to be a part of that group! The Bible says concerning the lukewarm church, “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth” (Revelation 3:16). To be cast out as unbelievers into utter darkness. To experience the horrible consequences of pure evil, a filth that cannot be easily washed off. The good news however is that even this last representative church on earth has a chance to repent. The Bible says, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock; If any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me” (Revelation 3:19-20). To do so will allow you to become a true child of Light and join Him in the last battle here on earth.

Yes, we still have a chance to become true children of Light and join Jesus Christ in the battle. Amen. To be a true child of Light there must not be any darkness at all. The Bible says, “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light” (Ephesians 5:8). So, to walk as children of Light we must get rid of, turn from, all evil. To not look on it or embrace it. Of course, the Bible tells the new believers how to do it. To put off the old sin filled life and in the place of it put on the new life modeled after Christ. Embrace and model the new Christian attributes, the fruit of the Spirit, which is, love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance (See Galatians 5:22-23). To do so in time will see a full harvest of this Spiritual fruit. It will not be long before you realize all that’s in the world, everything taught and practiced, is opposed to your Christian faith. For now we are children of Light and can no longer walk in darkness.

So, how do we join the battle? The Bible says, “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light” (Romans 13:12). Putting on the armor of Light clearly indicates that we have cast off the works of darkness, which means we are no longer participating in the works of darkness. We no longer listen to their teachings or entertainment that mock God. No longer do we allow our children or grandchildren to listen to their teachings or entertainment that mock God. To teach evolution in their schools or in their entertainment mocks God. It’s also a mockery to teach and accept their other lifestyles of homosexuality and the transgender, the killing of unborn children, and their other so-called gods. Trust me, the Muslims are not the Klingons and their religion does not deserve our respect. We simply can no longer listen to the lies of this age. To do so is a mockery and clearly dims our Light and puts us on the fence with the lukewarm church. If we are not with Him, then we are truly against Him in the battle being waged against the powers of darkness.

To put on the armor of Light projects the Light of God. The Light of God is His holiness for all to see. To project this Light is to project everything good and decent. Everything that He has done and doing for His beloved children. To just say that God has saved us misses all the beauty of that salvation. He has saved us from the powers of the enemy. We are no longer held captive by his lies. We have been set free to live a brand-new life in Christ. The Bible says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (II Corinthians 5:17). To believe the lies of the enemy, that you still need to grapple with your old life, calls God a liar. God said if you are in Christ (a believer) then you are a new creation; the old has gone. To believe the lies of the enemy, that you need the world’s counsel, is to call God a liar, because He said that He has given us everything we need for life and godliness. To be a child of Light and join Him in the battle we must believe His teachings and not the world’s. Furthermore, we have the Gift of the Holy Spirit who comes bearing Spiritual Gifts to protect, encourage and lead us, His children, to victory over the enemy and his lies. Beyond the physical realm there is the Spiritual where we must also take the battle, which I have written extensively about in my book Stand Firm, but beyond the scope of this article. We soon discover that the enemy is powerless to overcome the Gospel message proclaimed boldly by all His children, children of the Light.

Now for God’s part. We must come out from among them. The Bible says, “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4). The good news is, if we heed the angel’s voice and truly come out as stated above, proving ourselves to be children of Light, then we will not receive of her plagues (See also I Thessalonians 5:9). On the other hand, if we don’t heed the angel’s voice and continue living in darkness, we will experience the full measure of God’s wrath along with the rest of fallen humanity. Take a moment and read through the book of Revelation or listen to it on Tribulation Radio every night. Friends, God’s wrath is serious and should give everyone a wake-up call. Let me be clear that God’s wrath is not meant to punish, that will come later, but to open the eyes of the unbelievers. Our job as the children of Light is to let the world know what’s happening, to encourage them to accept the truth claims of the Gospel. We must work hand in hand with God, in this last war to be waged on earth. Amen

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Looking at the Signs or at Your Walk?

Stop looking at the signs and start looking at your walk. So many in today’s world are obsessed at looking at the signs. From viewing one YouTube video after another to listening to every new false prophet that comes along, the Christian community is being forced further into captivity by the prince of darkness. Signs are important otherwise Christ would not have given them. Signs are like signpost that give directions and alerts us when we are close to our destination. To concentrate only on the signs and not the many other things necessary to be a good and safe driver would not only be foolish, but could end in tragedy. Well, it’s the same way when it comes to concentrating on the signs of Christ’s Second Coming and not on the many things it takes to be faithful followers of Christ. Yes, many things. So many things that Jesus Christ gave us the indwelling Spirit to remind us of everything He said and taught. The Bible says, “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit, when he the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth…” (John 16:12-13a). So, stop looking constantly at the signs and pay attention to your driving. Stop obsessing on the signs of Christ’s return in Glory and let’s agree to spend more time in preparation for His arrival by listening to God through the Spirit. Without the Spirit, the Bible would not be discernible. It would be a nice history book and wise teachings from an ancient Teacher, but remiss of Spiritual power. The power necessary for spiritual growth and faithfulness to God.

Now, that I’ve got your attention let’s look briefly at some of the things we need to be concentrating. First, let’s get rid of all the old baggage that the enemy insists that you hang on to. The baggage the world says you can’t get rid of, no matter how hard you try, but what does God say? Remember, we are to listen to God. Not to the world and not to the enemy. The Bible, His Word, says that we, that is, believers in Christ, are made into a brand-new creation. Let’s read it together, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (II Corinthians 5:17). Wow! That means that all the old baggage belongs to the old life, not the new. So, to hold onto that old baggage, which no longer exists, either shows your lack of faith or calls God a liar. Friends, to walk in this new life is true freedom. Freedom from all the old sins, bad behavior, emotional and psychological hang-ups, and yes even all your old bad habits. Believing this is your first step in spiritual growth. Trust me, if you don’t believe this you will never get to the second step. And that my friend, is exactly where the lukewarm church is presently in their unbelief.

For you, I think better, so let’s move on to the second step. Put off the old, and put on the new life in-Christ. Sounds like two things, but it’s only one. These things must be done simultaneously, at the same time. The Apostle Paul gives us some wonderful examples in Scripture. Let’s look at them together. The Bible says, “Wherefore putting away lying, [Put off the old life] speak every man truth with his neighbor [Put on the new life]: for we are members one of another” (Ephesians 4:25). And then again, the Bible says, “Let him that stole steal no more: [Put off the old life] but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth” [Put on the new life] (Ephesians 4:28). And again, the Bible says, “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, [Put off the old life] but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers [Put on the new life] (Ephesians 4:29). One last example, the Bible says, “Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: [Put off the old life] And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” [Put on the new life] (Ephesians 4:31-32).

Now, like I said these are examples so let’s see if we can think of others. The point is when you stop an old bad behavior then replace it with a new good behavior. Yes, this works with your emotional and psychological hang-ups too. Most have to do with thinking and learned attitudes. For example, if I have always in the past allowed negative thinking to get me down to the point of being depressed, then I need to put that off, but at the same time I need to put on good positive thoughts along with prayer. Again, the Bible gives us some excellent things to put into our minds and think about. The Bible says, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” (Philippians 4:8). Trust me my friends, God gives us the power to control what we put into our minds. The world and the devil would like you to think differently.

So, you are already beginning to see it’s a full-time job being a Christian who wants to be prepared at Christ’s Second Coming.  So, are you ready for the third step? Service. Yes, I said service. It must be right in the beginning of our Christian pilgrimage. We must immediately start serving our new King, the Righteous King of glory, Jesus Christ. It’s so sad that the lukewarm church has never traveled this far. Sports and recreational events, potlucks and movies, along with many other social events would be hard pressed to qualify as truly serving the Lord, although they could. So how does God want us to serve Him. Along with the new life in-Christ comes immediately the Holy Spirit, our new Holy Resident. And when He comes, He does not come empty handed, but He comes bearing Gifts. Gifts of the Holy Spirit. I have taught many classes on how to know your Spiritual Gift and how to use it for God’s glory. I cannot overemphasize the importance of teaching all God’s children the use of their Spiritual Gifts for the health and wellbeing of the Church. And yes, we are the Church, which explains the weakness and worldliness of today’s churches. How valuable the Spiritual Gifts are in building up, encouraging, preaching, teaching, and admonishing one another in Christ. Not to mention the many other Spiritual Gifts to strengthen and grow God’s Holy Church. Therein is our true service to the Master.

There are other steps along the Way that we must all take, but these first steps are essential or you will never be ready to meet our Master coming in the clouds to collect His Beautiful Bride, the Church. This is how Christ is doing His part in preparing for that glorious Day, the Bible says, “Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish” (Ephesians 5:25b – 27). Now, once you are being made ready and concentrating on the important things of our Christian pilgrimage then only take a quick glance at the signs knowing He’s at the very door where every eye will see His glorious coming. I pray that all reading this will be ready when He comes. I will leave you with these Words from the Master. The Bible says, “Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21). Taking these initial steps, my friends, are God’s will for you, the Church. Amen

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