I declare that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!
Who’s with me?
I declare that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!
Who’s with me?
I feel my Enemy all around me;
The darkness is closing in;
Like quicksand in the desert
I fear I see the end.
Jesus my Lord where are you?
Alone with my thoughts I sit.
In the Enemy’s grasp I find myself,
Being pulled into a fiery pit.
GOOD SATURDAY morning everyone. Well, first off let me thank all of you for your prayers over the last week. My Bride and I were really sick (she is still recovering) and I have been dealing with this ominous feeling on top of it. Both of which have subsided and I’m almost back to normal; whatever that looks like these days.
With that said, I pose that question to you; Can You Feel It?
When I say that again to myself, I feel like I should go watch The Matrix or something but its the best way I can communicate the point. If you do not know Jesus as Savior you probably have no idea what I’m talking about. In fact, that really needs to be where you start today. But, for those that have, or to those that now have their interests perked, follow with me.
The world is in utter chaos; God has been kicked out of every possible venue of our daily lives and now you have a world without any moral compass whatsoever. We are killing babies (born and unborn), letting 2 year olds decide whether or not they want their diaper changed, letting 5 year olds decide what gender they would prefer to be, suicide at an all time high…Yeah folks, its bad.
But what I am talking about takes it a step further; I have only felt this way one other time and that was 2 weeks before 9/11 as I was on a ferry back from Staten Island…This feeling that God has had just about enough…
A wrote a small post about this the other day and was dismissed because I couldn’t give details; well, I still can’t but I can tell you this; what is about to embark on this planet is an evil that you can’t even fathom in the worst of horror movies. We have just about reached the point where this Scripture is about to play out right before our eyes…
“The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. And out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. They were not allowed to kill them but only to torture them for five months. And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes. During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them. The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. On their heads they wore something like crowns of gold, and their faces resembled human faces. Their hair was like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. They had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the thundering of many horses and chariots rushing into battle. They had tails with stingers, like scorpions, and in their tails they had power to torment people for five months. They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer).”- Rev 9:1-11
Some of you will disagree with this because you subscribe to the very recently added theory to the church that before any bad things happen we will all be lifted away with no time of tribulation or testing. To those that feel that way, it’s ok I love you anyway but its just not Scriptural. Anyway….
The other question I have for all of you today is, are you ready? Are you ok in your walk with Jesus (or in some cases without Him) that you are ready for these truly evil days to begin. Mark my words friends, God will not be mocked and His judgment will be coming. Can you feel it? Can you feel the winds of change?
Be prepared friends; Jesus has won the war and victory is already ours through Him but really rough times are ahead. Get that Spiritual warfare armor on and be prepared to fight how Jesus taught us too..
“What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside. Expel the wicked person from among you”- 1 Corinthians 5:12-13
This is my second mission; be warned false teachers, you are about to be exposed…
Happy Sunday everyone!! Hope you all are having a great weekend and are falling more in love with Jesus than ever before. I would ask that you keep my daughter in law and her family in your prayers today. She lost her grandmother yesterday and although she was 94 years old, loss is still never easy no matter the circumstances. Please pray that the family would know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is not really Death but instead the beginning of her true life! Amen? Thank you all so much!
Ok, I never cease to be amazed at (and I’m sorry for this) about how clueless some so called believers are….I get on Twitter this morning to check the news and people are absolutely losing their minds about Lauren Dangle. Lauren is an up and coming artist who is in the Christian genre. She claims to be a Christian and as far as that is concerned, its good enough for me; that is between her and God. Anyways….I guess she has been making the rounds on talk shows promoting her new album which is great! How many times do Christian artists get the chance to go around on “secular” shows to showcase their God given talent. Here is where people are losing their minds….
She apparently was asked on Ellen (I believe it was Ellen) if Homosexuality was a sin. I will paraphrase her here but basically her response was her saying she didn’t know for sure and told Ellen (or whoever) that she is still learning and always has people read the Bible for themselves for clarity. Again, I’m paraphrasing but that was the just of her response. Well the Twitter onslaught began with people saying all kinds of judgmental comments which I wont give them power here by repeating them but suffice it to say, these folks must lead the perfect life and be sinless….(JOKING)
A few thoughts…
1. Of course Lauren knows homosexuality is a sin. Just like she knows lying, overeating, hating people, etc is a sin. Clearly Lauren is just a fledgling at answering questions like that on a national stage and didn’t want to cause commotion on a live show. Did she miss an opportunity? Maybe, maybe not.But the second thing is what all those judgmental people missed…
2. She referred people to the WORD OF GOD. In other words, she wants GOD to be the authority on such matters not her. PERFECT! Is that not the Truth? Have we become so great and so knowledgeable of the Scriptures that we are even above God?
3. I seem to remember someone else being really scared and denying Christ altogether (3 times); we all know how that turned out…
4. Do we really think that when Jesus was preaching to folks that He pointed out their sin every chance He got? I seem to remember that being reserved for the Pharisees. THAT should tell us something; it was always a message of love and I could tell that was partly Lauren’s motive for the way she answered that question.
Friends, we just have to STOP. Stop thinking we have it all together and have become so perfect that we have the right to judge others for what they do or what they don’t do. For all those people that condemned Lauren for her response, I promise you with enough time I could find out something about each one of those peoples lives that would expose them in the same way. NO ONE is perfect and we are all at different points in our walk with God. Again, did Lauren miss an opportunity there? Maybe? Maybe not. Maybe she answered that question exactly the way the Holy Spirit directed her to. She never said homosexuality WASN”T a sin, she simply referred others to God’s Word to find out for themselves.
Sounds like some of us need to spend some time there as well….
Hold on tightly to our Savior; He will never let you go!
Today everyone is so busy trying to be right, they never listen to good advice. Friends it’s ok not to know everything! Be open to good advice from others; it doesn’t make you weak it’s actually a sign of strength.