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The Lukewarm Church is Blinded by The World (Video)

When did we stop trusting God? When did we stop trusting Him to really make us into a new creation and then to grow us from one degree of glory to another (See II Corinthians 5:17; 3:18)? Perhaps it all started when the world turned its back on God and then discovered very quickly that humanity was in trouble. Why were they in trouble? There was no longer a moral anchor and humanity began to drift into a greater sea of immorality. Many tried desperately … After watching the video on my secure website, please share with others.

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The Lukewarm Church is Blinded by The World

When did we stop trusting God? When did we stop trusting Him to really make us into a new creation and then to grow us from one degree of glory to another (See II Corinthians 5:17; 3:18)? Perhaps it all started when the world turned its back on God and then discovered very quickly that humanity was in trouble. Why were they in trouble? There was no longer a moral anchor and humanity began to drift into a greater sea of immorality. Many tried desperately to reign in terror and gross immorality with new laws and mandates, but everything failed. As churches emptied and immorality increased fallen humanity needed a solution and they needed it quick. So, in time they resurrected some old theories of a pagan writer who lived a few centuries earlier; someone who thought he understood human nature. Then with the experimentation of new drugs, seemingly to affect behavior, and this new science of mental health, then the art of modern psychology was born. So, humanity no longer needed God to direct their path and provide them a moral anchor, because a new quasi religion had arrived on the scene to solve all the problems of fallen humanity. So how does all this affect the lukewarm church?

Let’s back up a minute. Humanity had been in great trouble once before. Many centuries before when every man called upon his own deity and decided his own fate. A time when most of humanity could change his moral commitment or religious devotion as easily as changing his soiled clothes. The world was on a collision course with destiny and all would have been lost if it were not for one solitary figure. Jesus Christ came offering a new life to all who would follow Him. This was the miracle of miracles! He came to offer eternal life, but the real miracle is that it would start immediately. There was no waiting. The new life in Christ was not just a promise, but a reality to be experienced now. All that was needed was faith to open the door and even that would become a free gift through His amazing grace. If God could create the heavens and the earth, then surely he could re-create new life in His children. Nothing was left to chance, but everything was planned down to the smallest detail. God would begin by giving us the indwelling Spirit with a specific job of growing us from one degree of glory to another, by putting His laws into our hearts and writing them in our minds, giving us a desire and the ability to obey them, and even convict us when we strayed from the path. But that’s just the beginning!
Jesus Christ would establish His Church. Let’s be clear this is not the building. It is the people of God who are encouraged to come together as one people. Jesus Christ knew we needed one another as we grow and change becoming the new person in Christ. We would realize almost immediately that becoming different from the world would cause some dire problems. We would soon discover that we are no longer loved as their own, but rejected, scorned, and even persecuted. In the beginning of my own Christian pilgrimage, I can still remember the words of exhortation, encouragement and even an occasional admonishment from other dear children in the Lord. Of course, the greatest teacher was the indwelling Spirit that validated the beautiful Words in Scripture and helped me apply them to my own walk. I also discovered the great joy that comes from corporate worship and intercessory prayer. Then there was the great reward of helping others who had just begun their new life in Christ. All the “one another statements” in the Bible became especially meaningful as we learned to mutually encourage one another. So you might be wondering how did counseling from the world, devised for fallen humanity, get into the Church?

Well, there is a two-fold answer. Most people coming from the world, especially the adults, have grown up being told about all the things that they could suffer from. People started looking at their mental health the same way that they looked at the rest of their health issues. For us older folks we know it didn’t always be that way, psychology and any talk of mental health was only for crazy people, not for us regular people. As time progressed it became the most natural thing to suffer from worry, anxiety, stress, depression, loneliness, fear or any other number of disorders. For the record, the book containing these disorders has grown very thick over the years. The counselor’s office became just as important as the regular doctor or even the preacher. The great turning away from God created the humanistic counselor who promised to help those who struggled with their sins, which by the way was no longer called a sin, but an illness. This became so popular among fallen humanity that the Seminary started teaching psychology to new pastors, first in the Catholic Church, then also in the Protestant churches. I can remember taking a class in psychology at Seminary 35 years ago with many new pastors vehemently resisting the notion of needing to learn something that was designed to help fallen humanity – for those who turned away from God.

So over the past 35 years, psychology or at least its bedfellow Christian counseling (that utilizes the same methods as psychology) found itself fully established into the ministry of the local church. Now I know some pastors today will say that my Christian counseling always points people to the Bible. Yes, I am sure that it does, but it does a lot more. It uses most of the same operative words of psychology allowing them to stay trapped in their perceived illnesses that takes a great deal of time to bring about healing even if that’s totally possible. Where is the promised new life in Christ? Where is the miracle of miracles? Some pastors even take it a step further and preach this lie of needed counseling for the new person in Christ and the perceived illness straight from the pulpit. Whatever happened to sin? Jesus Christ never established the Church to set up counseling offices to help His children. What He did do was give everyone a new life in Him along with the indwelling Spirit who is our Counselor. He gave us a body of believers to help one another by bearing one another’s burdens and utilizing all the beautiful “one another statements” in the Bible (See Galatians 6:2).

What we should be doing is helping them to confirm their new life in Christ. Help them to see if they are really saved and if not, then perhaps there is an issue with faith, not an illness. We need to be as bold as the New Testament that says, if we say that we have fellowship with Him then we no longer walk in darkness (See I John 1:6). If we say that we know Christ, then we keep His commands (see I John 2:3-4). If we love the world then the love of the Father is not in us (See I John 2:15). If we do righteousness, then we are born of Him (See I John 2:29). If we are born of God, we do not purposely sin or make a habit of sinning (See 1 John 3:9). That should do away with the idea that we continue to struggle for years with the same sins of worry, anxiety, fear, depression, and many other sins now categorized as illnesses. Where is the new life in Christ? We need to help people to know if they are truly God’s precious children then we should be helping them to put off the old life and put on the new life in Christ immediately. Yet, the lukewarm church has constant, non-ending counseling allowing them to remain as little more than babies in Christ or of a carnal mind which is an enmity to God. We pray Lord that you awaken the lukewarm church. It’s time we threw the heretical teaching out of the lukewarm church and become the true Church. Let us experience the miracle of miracles, our new life in Christ. Amen

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Posting the Indisputable Doctrines of The Faithful Remnant (Video)

When posting the indisputable doctrines of the faithful remnant it will cut clean across the fault lines of modern Christianity. As Martin Luther nailed the ninety-five theses to the door of the Catholic Church and later said “Here I stand, I can do no other,” we too must take our stand on the truth. As the world moves further away from the truth of God’s Word and seeks to live by its higher knowledge we have witnessed the moral decline of society. Our featured vocalists are Cindy Tilkns Jennings, Lynda Sturdevant and Paula Disbrow. After watching the video please share with others.

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Posting the Indisputable Doctrines of The Faithful Remnant

When posting the indisputable doctrines of the faithful remnant it will cut clean across the fault lines of modern Christianity. As Martin Luther nailed the ninety-five theses to the door of the Catholic Church and later said “Here I stand, I can do no other,” we too must take our stand on the truth. As the world moves further away from the truth of God’s Word and seeks to live by its higher knowledge we have witnessed the moral decline of society. Unfortunately, many so-called Christians have joined with them creating open hostility against the faithful remnant, those who hold to these indisputable doctrines that are stated in this article. I have been personally attacked and threatened for the teachings that I so dearly hold onto with the same determination of those early Christians who took their stand against their persecutors. Please read carefully allowing God’s Holy Spirit to lead you to accept these truths and join the ranks of the faithful remnant. Then join me as we spread the truth to all those who have ears to hear. Here I stand, I can no other.

Most Christians believe that the devil exists. The differences arise in how much power they believe the devil has in our day. While some believe that the devil has no real power and rarely discuss him, there are others who believe that he is so powerful that he disrupts every single area of the believer’s life leading them to cast out devils from almost everyone, again and again. We believe that both these positions are extreme and miss the biblical admonition to stand against the wiles of the devil. It’s essential to understand just how powerful and deceptive these wiles are for the modern-day believer. (For a complete description of the wiles see my book “Stand Firm.”) This article will only concern the wiles that have put most of humanity into bondage including so-called believers or carnal Christians. These wiles are not new but have truly been here from the beginning when the devil tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden. The temptation was simple and direct, the devil said “Yea, hath God said? … for God doth know in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” (See Genesis 3:2-5). This elevated knowledge of man or what man thinks he knows has put him into the proverbial driver’s seat or the seat of God. To ascend to an epic point in his pride where he thinks he knows more than God, which is idolatry.

Simply put, the devil is still attempting to lead God’s children to reject the promise of a new and better life without the intellectual help of fallen humanity. Jesus said, “The thief [talking about the devil] cometh not, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy; I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). A bountiful life full of love for one another and a peace that defies understanding. A life that is no longer brought low by all the sin and stress in the world. A life that rises above all the emotional and psychological problems affecting fallen humanity. A new life that is made holy where truly old things pass away. This was echoed by the Apostle Paul who said, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (II Corinthians 5:17). This is the first indisputable doctrine for the faithful remnant. We believe if God can make us perfect in the beginning then He can also recreate us putting our feet on the path that leads to perfection without the help of self-righteous man. We have no reason to fear transformation. We not only believe it, we expect it. So, we search the Scripture to see how to experience this new life, how to enter into it, and how to enjoy all its promises without the world’s counsel.

This leads us to the second indisputable doctrine of the faithful remnant. We believe that God has given us everything we need for life and godliness. We believe in the sufficiency of Scripture. The Bible says, “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 1:3). That should settle it for most believers, but it doesn’t. They simply do not believe that God has given us all the information we need for living this new life in Christ. They figure that this is a new day and God does not have all the answers, so we must rely on fallen humanity to come up with the solutions. Well, we have seen how that has worked out! Since humanity has turned away from trusting in God alone it has sought the world’s counsel, caused a drug epidemic, greatly increased the immorality in the world, and has brought it to the brink of destruction. On the other hand, the faithful remnant has sought to live by God’s Word alone without mixing in the half-truths of the devil. Remember, it’s the devil who comes to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.

Although the Bible is replete with instructions on how to put off the old life and put on the new life in Christ (See Ephesians 4:17 – 5:33), we have been given the Holy Spirit as a seal of our new life to grow us from one degree of glory to another. This is the next indisputable doctrine of the faithful remnant. Unlike the teachings of the world that keeps fallen humanity in bondage to their old life with a static personality that can never change, we have a dynamic personality that is in a constant flux of change becoming more like Jesus Christ. Furthermore, the Holy Spirit leads us into all truth (see John 16:13) producing ever manner of spiritual fruit to the glory of God (See Galatians 5:22-23). As we continue to grow spiritually in this new life every believer receives spiritual gifts to be used for building up the body of Christ (see I Corinthians 12). Friends, it is God through our faith that brings forth change in the believer’s life. The Bible says, “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (II Corinthians 3:18). Amen! The old life with all its old struggles with sin and hurts are passing away. We learn how to forgive and forget. We learn how to let go of the past and press on to the upward calling in Christ Jesus our Lord (see Philippians 3:14). Of course, if you don’t believe these indisputable doctrines of the faithful remnant and turn back to the world for its counsel and psychiatric drugs then it will not happen for you. You will remain stuck in the past, stuck in your old life, and stuck in bondage to the enemy – the old devil.

I hope that you have seen so far that each of these doctrines are indisputable for those of the faithful remnant that’s needed to stand against the wiles of the devil. The last indisputable doctrine is that God only gave us one way to the new life in Christ and that is through His Son Jesus Christ. What He did on the Cross paid the price for all our sins, past, present and future. When He arose from the grave on the third day He paved the way to a new life in Him demonstrated so beautifully through believer’s baptism. We believe that nothing in this world can add any truth to our new life. The disciplines of psychology and psychiatry can add nothing to our new life. The discipline of philosophy and higher learning can add nothing to our new life. New age thinking, and other world religions can add nothing to our new life. There is no other discipline. There is no other path. There is no other God. All other paths lead straight to hell. In the last days most of humanity including many who claim to know Christ will not accept these indisputable doctrines. They will continue getting their worldly counsel and psychiatric drugs unable to experience all the blessings of the new life in Christ. When Christ returns He will only know those who are living their new Life-in-Christ. Here I stand, I can do no other.

Rev. Blair has recorded this Blog Article as a Tribulation Radio Show in HD Video with local vocalists, prayers, and much more to the glory of God. Please Click Here

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The Amazing Truth of What We Were Originally Created to Be (Video)

I firmly believe that we would need to be blind if we haven’t seen the great trouble humanity and the world is experiencing. We appear to be on the brink of imploding. That is, like the ancient Roman Empire, we will not be destroyed from the great forces from outside, but from within. The trajectory of humanity and the world will end in death and destruction, if we don’t return to what we were originally created to be. We need to return to the beginning to understand, the amazing truth of what we were originally created to be. Featuring two amazing vocalists Paula Disbrow and Vickie Truett along with much more to the glory of God. After watching the video please share with others.

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