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Prepare For The Journey

Every true believer in Christ should prepare for the journey beyond this life, even when we don’t know when it will be. We all know that the journey must come, either at our death or at the coming of the Lord. We also know, if we are honest, it can come at any time, in the twinkling of an eye. We will all make the journey. We will all go to a place to be judged in God’s predetermined time, but only God’s elect children will continue making their journey to the gates of heaven. Only the ones who have been chosen since the foundations of the world will be welcomed into paradise (Ephesians 1:4). Make no mistake, only God’s chosen children will have a deep indescribable desire to prepare for the journey. It is our responsibility to help God’s children to prepare now. We should not take this responsibility lightly. Let us all roll up our sleeves and get to work. If you throw this article down and have no interest in preparing for the journey, then you will be most pitted amongst God’s creation and you will have a most difficult time proving your election. So, please let me encourage you to read this entire article very carefully with much prayer and meditation. Your time is coming much sooner than you think.

In a very real sense, we have all been on the journey since we were born, either on a journey toward the light or on a journey toward the darkness. Before we proceed, I pray that you have received the call from the risen Lord and are on the path to righteousness, to His eternal light. The earthly journey has been difficult for most, constantly learning and growing by putting off the old life and putting on the new life in Christ. Many have gone through tremendous upheavals in their life but have pressed on toward the light. Now, we will prepare for the last leg of our journey to a place beyond time and space, to a place where only good memories will be cherished, and bad memories will no longer exist. Those who have journeyed long to the light, in our present reality, have experienced a foretaste of things to come where the music is sweeter, the joy is exhilarating, and the peace of God transcends all understanding. The more we journey in this present reality, the more we long to complete our journey to heavenly bliss and the eradication of all evil. So, we prepare for the journey believing that God will give us all that we need. We will prepare for the journey even if others in the fallen world rise up against us. We will prepare for the journey trusting in God’s loving providence.

The biggest stumbling block for most on the journey, their upward calling in Christ Jesus, is learning how to truly forgive others from the heart. Why is this so important? Jesus said, “But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses” (Matthew 6:15). Living a life of the unforgiven must be the most horrible thing experienced in this reality, which causes many emotional and psychological problems driving them deeper into the camp of the enemy. Their constant memories of being hurt by others, real or unreal, will cast them into a life of hate and bitterness. This is the first thing that we must overcome in preparation for the journey. I have written many articles on how to truly forgive others from the heart so that in time you will completely forget the trespass and the agonizing hurt. Simply put, we must never again bring up the trespass to others to garner their sympathy, to never dwell on the trespass, and immediately cast out the agonizing memory by replacing it with another righteous thought. The good news is that Christ will give us great power to overcome the trespass and truly forgive others from the heart. Godly forgiveness will always lead to forgetfulness erasing the hurt from our souls. Let us press on in our preparation for the journey.

The next step in our preparation for the journey is to settle all remaining debts, both financial and spiritual debts. We are all familiar with having financial debt because we live in a world that has made it extremely easy for all of its citizens to live beyond their means and incur debt. This is especially true in the West and specifically the United States who keeps increasing its own debt year after year. For the Christian, however, who is on the journey no debt must be left outstanding. The Bible says, “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law” (Romans 13:8). We all have debts, but we must not keep endlessly adding to them, but we must aggressively seek to settle all of our financial debts, which extends our love to our debtors. We must also settle our spiritual debts, especially with those who have ought with us. This is very important as we prepare for the journey. If we have offended anyone in any way, then that puts the burden on us to settle the spiritual indebtedness. Why is this so important? It is because we are our brother’s keeper and to cause them to stumble from what we have said or done has serious consequences (Matthew 18:6). As the Bible says, we must leave our offering at the altar and go first to be reconciled with our brother (Matthew 5:23-25). Let us prepare for the journey by settling all of our debts.

The next step in the preparation for the journey is to discover the weight and the sin that so easily besets us. This is a difficult thing for most of God’s children to do, in discovering their weight and besetting sin. It’s much easier to look at the big sins of others instead of making a closer examination of their own besetting sin, the weight that keeps them from effectively running the race set before them (Hebrews 12:1-2). I have referred to this as the favorite sin that most people are unwilling to give up. Is it smoking? Is it excessive drinking? Is it eating food that is knowingly bad for you? Is it looking at or lusting after the opposite sex? Is it cursing? Is it fantasizing or entertaining vain imaginations? Is it talking about or gossiping about others behind their backs? I have learned through many years of counseling that most have a favorite sin that they are unwilling to give up or even admit that it was a sin in the first place. There are a couple of things that will help you to identify your favorite sin. The first thing is to become acquainted with all of God’s beautiful commandments in the Bible, allowing them to bring conviction to our souls. The second thing we can do is to ask, “does this favorite sin destroy my body or God’s beautiful creation” (I Corinthians 3:16-17)? If you know that it will damage your body and you refuse to give up the habit, then you have identified your favorite sin. Let’s prepare for the journey by repenting today.

Finally, there is one more step that will do more than anything else in our preparation for the journey. Jesus Christ is our best example in preparing for the journey. Jesus Christ looked beyond the suffering on the Cross to the joy that was set before Him for all eternity (Hebrews 12:2). This is most difficult in a world that’s leading humanity to stay focused on one conspiracy theory or deception after another. It’s most difficult in a world that is leading humanity around by the nose through every social media post and breaking news article. It’s most difficult when death comes in the twinkling of an eye, but suffering can seem like an eternity. The toxic levels in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink are having a profound effect upon humanity creating previously unknown illnesses, enormous suffering, and a longing for death. Humanity is dying. Natural disasters, wars, famines, and the coming apocalypse will drive all of humanity to the threshold of madness, but we will stay focused on the joy set before us and not be overcome by the tragedy in the world. In this final step we also stay focused on Jesus as the author and perfecter of our faith. Our faith is perfected through endurance by allowing every trial and tribulation to strengthen our faith. Our strengthened faith will allow us to complete the journey with joy in our hearts knowing that our preparation was not in vein. Let us all prepare for the journey, it’s much later than you think. Oh Lord, please help us to prepare for the journey.

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The Great Day of God Almighty

This is the great battle. This is Armageddon. This is the day that everyone will be exposed for who and what they really are. We see this final battle in two places in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 16:12-16; and 19:11-21) with a brief interlude in between describing the great prostitute, the beast, and the fall of Babylon. We also notice the great rejoicing in heaven because the battle will be won, and everyone will be exposed (Revelation 19:1-10), what a glorious day that will be. If we look at the first description of the battle, we see all the enemies of God seeking to destroy everything of Christ (Revelation 16:12-16), commonly referred to as Armageddon. The beast, the false prophets, and other world religions, namely Islam, will make their final push to eradicate the teachings of Christ by integrating them with false doctrine. When we look at the second description of the great battle, we observe the Word of God exposing the enemies of Christ and destroying them on the field of battle (Revelation 19:11-21). The penetrating eyes of Jesus Christ will expose the sins of the world. God’s Word spoken through His faithful remnant and the angels of heaven will be victorious over His enemies. Hallelujah!

I have been writing for many years in all of my writings how Satan and the spirit of Antichrist are destroying the truth. We have written for years that the acceptance of psychology in the church is destroying God’s children by making them captive to their false teachings, which never allows them to grow up Spiritually in Christ. Their false doctrine denies that God has the power to make His believers into a beautiful new creation where old things truly pass away (II Corinthians 5:17). They deny that God alone has given us everything we need for life and godliness (II Peter 1:3). In the end when God’s beloved children come out from among them and remain separate, then the evil will be exposed and destroyed by the preaching of God’s Word. Furthermore, the way for the Kings of the East, namely the Islamic hordes, has been opened for some time now bringing their false doctrine to be accepted by those living in the West, the Second Woe (Revelation 9:12-21). The false doctrine has been so integrated into the churches, public education, and the halls of government that their teachings are accepted as equal to Christian doctrine. In the end, when God’s beloved children come out from among them by no longer associating with them or listening to their false teaching, then the evil will be exposed and destroyed by God’s Holy Word.

God’s Word will be triumphant. It will be victorious over all of God’s enemies. The spirit of Antichrist and his beastly system will be exposed and defeated by the Word of God. For many years now most of the political system in the West, and the rest of the world, has been corrupt saying one thing and doing something entirely different. They have become experts in lying and cheating always casting blame on another person or the other political party. They have grown wealthy at the expense of the common man by legislating for their own financial benefit. They claim to be righteous and God-fearing, yet they are in league with the spirit of Antichrist, other world religions, and removing the name of Jesus Christ from their spoken prayers in their political chambers. It makes little difference who is elected for they all come from the same mold, no matter how many times they pretend otherwise. They continually fight with one another always blaming the other side for the nation’s woes. Yet, in the end, they too will be exposed when God’s beloved children come out from among them, refusing to vote, refusing to follow their godless policies, and refusing to obey their perverted laws. When God’s faithful remnant point out publicly that their sins have consequences, then they will be held accountable.

God’s Word will be victorious over His enemies when we come out from among them and become separate by no longer participating in their wickedness. As we near the end lawlessness will abound because laws are changed to accommodate a godless people. The world has completely shunned the law of God turning to every manner of perversion and teaching their brethren to do the same. Good, they have called bad, and bad, they have called good. They are completely unwilling to recognize their lawlessness, instructing their police departments to ignore certain lawbreakers because they have bigger problems to deal with as their cities are overrun with every manner of lawlessness. In the end, they too will be exposed when God’s beloved children come out from among them and stop being a willing pupil of their evil designs. God’s children will openly refuse to break any of God’s beautiful laws even if they are punished or ridiculed for it. The remnant will turn their back on all lawlessness and perversions, choosing to remain righteous before their God. In time, the lawless ones, once exposed, will be destroyed by the Word of God who will hold them accountable for every transgression. God will win the victory over the entire world. So, let’s take a closer look at exactly how God will do this through the display of His mighty power and through the faithful obedience of all His beloved children.

First, let’s take a closer look at God’s power. God’s great power and omnipotence can be seen in many things but nothing is more telling than God withdrawing His hand of protection and allowing the fallen world to reap the consequences of her many sins against a holy God. This can be seen clearly in every plague and the bowls of God’s wrath being poured out on the world for the past two thousand years. I have written extensively about each plague and woe descending upon the planet from opening a way for the Muslim hordes in the East to allowing humanity to suffer endlessly from its Satanic psychobabble. God is letting go of fallen humanity to suffer the consequences of their sins from allowing horrific storms to gigantic earthquakes and from unstoppable floods to coronal mass ejections from the sun. God is a loving God, but He will not allow humanity to destroy His amazing creations made in His image through false doctrine, dangerous pharmaceuticals, and harmful pollutants. In the end, God will expose every false prophet, every beastly system, and every form of lawless perversion allowing the birds of the air, signifying evil spirits, to eat their flesh (Revelation 19:17-18). God will be victorious over the enemies of Christ and the destroyers of humanity.

Secondly, let’s take a look at how God will use the faithful obedience of His beloved children to win the battle on the great day of almighty God. Before the fall of Babylon is complete, God will call forth His people. 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. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities” (Revelation 18:4-5). The only way we can expose their lawlessness and their perversions is by truly coming out from among them and being separate. When God’s children do this in mass by pulling their children from public school, withdrawing from their godless places of employment, and the government agencies, then we will get the world’s attention. When we speak loudly with one voice that the world is reaping what they have sown, then we will get their attention. When we stop trusting in the beastly systems established by the different world governments and only put our trust in God alone, then we will get their attention. Fallen humanity will also be exposed by preaching the truth of God’s Word that will act like a double-edged sword discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart (Hebrews 4:12). It will lay bare all of their lawlessness and perversions in the sight of all men. The Word of God says, “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” God will be victorious over the enemies of Christ. Dear faithful remnant, won’t you join God today in this holy task of proclaiming the truth to fallen humanity about the consequences of their sins? Let us do it as true ambassadors for Christ with love in our heart, joy in our walk, and seriousness in our conversation.

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Trust in God’s Loving Providence

As we near the end of another year our minds are focused on the future and what it will bring. We may even look back on what we and the world have gone through with a great deal of trepidation. Even a blind man could see the horrible consequences of a world gone mad. Many appear to be on the verge of insanity doing the unthinkable, while others have become slaves to their technology or the free flow of drugs to control the masses. Humanity is in a sad state of affairs as they are being pulled from pillar to post with every tick of the clock. Time has become the new master demanding its allegiance, which is casting humanity further and further into the depth of despair. There is one underlying problem that is leading humanity to self-annihilation. All the governments in the world cannot stop it. All the self helps, and drugs cannot stop it. All the technology and advanced artificial intelligence can’t stop it. Only one thing can, trust. We must learn, once again, how to trust in the loving providence of God. When we do the clicking of the clocks will stop and we will be free at last to understand God’s loving providence for all of His called children.

We are free at last to look beyond the confines of time. Fallen humanity has invented precision time pieces to track time relative to our environment to maximize its workforce for greater productivity. Whereas the universe has no boundaries or limitations on time that can easily fluctuate in space-time stretching out to infinity. The Bible tells us that everything has time with no preset limitations (Ecclesiastes 3). When Jesus Christ walked upon the face of the earth, He did not allow time to control His actions. We often saw Him stepping outside the normal to do His Father’s business. Jesus demonstrated time and again that His ministry to others came first even when His Mother and brothers stood outside (Matthew 12:46-50). Jesus often did the unexpected from staying at the Temple when His parents left to praying all night on the mountain alone (Luke 2:41-52; Luke 6:12). Christ often demonstrated His trust in God’s loving providence even if it was at odds with the rest of humanity. We see this clearly in His healing ministry and overcoming the powers of demonic possession even when it interfered with the normal flow of His ministry and what others expected from Him. There was never any screaming, yelling, or repeating the same phrase over and over again. He brought order out of chaos allowing people to step out of time and observe the miraculous (Mark 5:25-43). After His resurrection, He stood completely outside of time itself as the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last (Revelation 22:13).

When we trust in God’s providence completely, then we too will step outside the normal and do the unexpected. We can be easily awakened at 4 am for prayer, or to complete a special task. Or, we can work into the wee hours of the morning to complete the Lord’s work with little or no rest. Our first lesson in learning how to trust in God’s loving providence is to allow Him to direct our path every moment of every day as we join Christ beyond the limitations of time and space. This takes a certain level of trust that could put you at odds with the rest of humanity. When we start trusting in God’s loving providence by ignoring our schedules and going through the doors that He has opened, then we will be blessed beyond comprehension. Some doors may seem a bit frightening but if we are obedient to the Spirit’s leading and go through the door, then we will witness one little miracle after another. We can either be led around by the world and its time-honored schedules or we can trust God to go where no man has gone before – by being filled with the Spirit. I have many stories where I was led by the Spirit to stop and interact with another individual, even when I was running late, and was blessed beyond measure. We must be sensitive to the Spirit’s leading if we want to experience the joy of God’s loving providence.

There is no fear when we trust in God’s loving providence. There is no fear because we know that our Father knows best to lead us on a path that will always benefit our eternal destiny (Psalm 32:8). Furthermore, it will allow us to immediately enjoy the benefits of our salvation. We will experience a peace that defies understanding and joy beyond anything we have known. When we trust God to lead us in His loving providence, then we have the assurance that He will work everything out for the best (Romans 8:28). As we face another year with so many uncertainties, we need to have this assurance. The trust level in the world has plummeted greatly causing many to mistrust everything. From increasing scams to hypocritical people on social media, who can be trusted? From lying politicians to the latest conspiracy theories, who can be trusted to tell the truth? From unscrupulous evil teaching in public education to outrageous propaganda on the world stage, who can be trusted? Fear is also running rampant from the possibility of a nuclear war to receiving all of the bowls of God’s wrath upon an unrepentant world (Revelation 16). God is still in control. He holds all of His precious children in the palm of His Mighty hands not allowing anything to interfere with His loving providence. If we lose everything God is still in control. Even if our bodies are swept away as dust in a blowing wind, God is still in control fulfilling our eternal destiny.

This will truly be a new day for those who keep in step with the Spirit and trust in God’s loving providence. We will not just sit on the sidelines and watch the world fall apart. We will fight by using spiritual weapons and not the weapons of this evil world. When we trust in God’s loving providence, then we will no longer judge as the world judges, but we will be willing to associate with anyone and everyone that God brings into our path by the Spirit. When God opens the door, we will have an opportunity to share the Gospel with great boldness. On the other hand, going through a closed door will be like casting our pearls before the swine rendering great harm to our souls (Matthew 7:6). Keeping in step with the Spirit will give us discernment if a door is closed or has been opened by God. Dear children, let us seek out the faithful remnant to join us in whatever work the Lord has called us to. This is where we will witness the miracle of miracles by allowing God to speak through us saying or doing exactly what’s needed to build our brothers and sisters up in Christ. If we are trusting in God’s loving providence and keeping in step with the Spirit, then we will look beyond the social barriers of social media and allow God to bring us to face-to-face encounters where the Spirit can do His greatest work.

Finally, if you are not known by God through salvation in Christ Jesus, then it is nonsensical to trust in His loving providence (Matthew 7:21-23). On the other hand, those who have been called and made into a new creation have developed a deep level of trust in God alone (II Corinthians 5:17, II Peter 1:3). When we trust God, then we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. For example, if the Spirit says to pick up this old man in shabby clothes walking down the street and inquire about his needs, then you obey. I had this happen to me early in my ministry when the old man said he was tired and hungry because he had been walking for a long time to reach his destination in another town. On faith, we brought the old man home, gave him a nice hot meal, and invited him to spend the night in our spare bedroom. What happened later in the evening was one of the greatest blessings we have ever received. To this day we believe that we had entertained an angel unaware that told us things that we have treasured to this day. When we follow the Spirit and trust in God’s loving providence, then we need to get ready to be blessed beyond measure. Yes, dear friends, we will have difficult days ahead, but great joy and peace are available to those who have learned how to trust in God’s loving providence. As we face the coming year, we will stand against the world and time itself, with no fear in our hearts, because we know that our God loves His eternal children.

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When the World Goes Silent

Is the world holding its breath waiting for the next major catastrophe to happen or are they remaining silent hoping to stop a global panic? Almost every believer feels something deep within their spirit that something major is about to happen. Well, if we all feel that way, then what are we going to do about it? We can’t hide our heads in the sand or find the nearest cave to hide in, nor can we just sit back and ignore everything that we are witnessing in the world. We hear all the senseless chatter, but we don’t hear what’s really happening in the world. On the other hand, we are bombarded with politics, unbelievable lawlessness, and hateful rhetoric from the rich and powerful elites, but no one is speaking the truth about what’s really happening in the world. They either don’t know, or they don’t care. Even many of the so-called prophets are being ignored because their prophecies are being disproved over and over again. It unleashes unchecked pandemonium in the digital town square, casting the left against the right. On the other hand, silence has become louder than words, raising the level of anxiety and causing a rush to the counselor’s office. It’s time for true believers in Christ to listen and follow the Spirit’s leading to bring us back to a sense of normalcy. Continue reading When the World Goes Silent

Satan Tightens His Global Control

Oh Lord, please break the hold that Satan and his powers of darkness have on the world. Last week we wrote about how unchecked emotions or the old sin nature was leading the world into utter chaos. Today, we will write about how Satan and the powers of darkness are tightening their grip on humanity leading them to think and do the unconscionable. This hold on humanity will cause untreatable suffering, illnesses, and even death. This hold on humanity will cause many to do and say what they normally wouldn’t. Many are being pushed beyond their breaking point, either going stark raving mad, on the verge of insanity or committing suicide. Everyone will be affected to some degree even if they claim Jesus Christ as their Savior. These will be dark days indeed when everything seems to be falling apart. We have already seen this in today’s world where someone will ruthlessly slash young people in their sleep for no reason and where another will buy a gun, then unmercifully kill his workmates in cold blood. There is not a day that goes by where we don’t hear about how people act as if they are being controlled by the master of evil and the powers of darkness. Continue reading Satan Tightens His Global Control