Just to reiterate, I did not vote in the last presidential election because neither candidate appealed to me because of their stand on abortion and the sin of homosexuality and same sex unions.
These two positions go crosswise of the Word of God.
Standing on the side of God is better than erring on the side of voting for either candidate unwilling to choose the side of God and His Word.
Voting for either candidate is an endorsement the continuation of sin in the nation.
However, it’s not just from the political realm. We must remember that the influence of the most powerful place on earth has significantly deteriorated. The voice of righteousness in the church is no longer a moral voice, but a weak, tied in between the pillars church. Our eyes are gouged out and we are crying like a wounded pup.
The influence of the church is almost non existent, let alone, even heard when the church speaks. For we are a laughing stock of hypocrites. We call sin good. We take pleasure in those that commit sin and we love sin more than we love God. The entire church is not in this condition. There are many that never bowed their knee to Baal. The remnant recognizes that to turn away from the Lord now is the wrong move.
We must stay true and faithful to Him even if the rest walk away.
This being said, the next four years is going to be about the after affects of the positions of sin. When you deliberately set yourself against the known will of God, your fate is sealed. The further entrenching of the sin of homosexuality, the economic fallout, and the continued moral decay and decline of a once powerful nation will continue unless there is a definitive miracle of God working in the church.
Many of you have heard of the term “a turn for the worse.”
We are not just talking about the deteriorating financial conditions. The outward conditions of a decline have been in place for the last 11 years. Outward conditions are usually indicative of inward spiritual conditions.
The heart of man, where all activity occurs, determines the direction of the church and the community it’s supposed to righteously influence. I no longer say spiritually influence because people in the church could be demonically influenced. We do have double agents and sleeper cell people in the church. They are also called tares.
The proof of righteous people in the church is found in those that obey the Lord and His Word.
Jesus said in John 8:31-36 these words.
“Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. They answered Him, We are Abraham’s descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can You say, You will be made free? Jesus answered them, Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”
Your freedom is not found in committing sin. You really don’t know that the devil is taking you on a ride of destruction, using your free moral will to express his sinful desire through you. True freedom is found in doing what Jesus said. If you are a true disciple, you will stay free from sin.
God is not looking for you to be perfect. He is looking for you to look to the perfect law of liberty where Christ has made you free. Obey that perfect law of liberty and never look to deliberately defy God again. Some of you all will remember when you had arguments with your parents and your parents demanded that you not leave the house to go to a party. You got so mad that you defied that order and snuck out the house anyway.
You knew that when you got back, there would be stuff to pay. Just as sure as the sun rises in the east, they were waiting for you.
When you refuse to do the Word of God, you are not a disciple of Jesus. When you choose to obey the Word of God, you will prove your love for Him by doing what He said. If you cannot do what He said, you are not a disciple.
This is what the Lord Jesus said in Luke 14:33.
“So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.”
Forsaking “all that he has” means walking away from whatever holds you from fulling committing to Jesus. The parable of the sower is the gauge that determines whether you are a true disciple or not. When you are on good ground, it’s clear that you are a true disciple because you are producing fruit. When you are not producing fruit, you are on the wayside, stoney, or thorny ground.
This is proof that your discipleship in Christ is non existent.
However, it doesn’t have to be that way. At anytime you can simply move to good ground where production is guaranteed or you can stay where you are.
The choice is yours.
As man continues to decline and decay spiritually, the outward conditions of the United States will continue to decline. However, man will be resilient to ride the wave of disaster after disaster. The window dressing to make it appear as if nothing is wrong has been the bandaid on a gapping wound. It reminds me of the situation with Sandy.
You all remember Sandy?
The Weather Channel and the National Weather Service indicated with strong evidence and words that NYC will be hit with a surge. Mayor Bloomberg completely ignored the report. The Weather Channel was shocked that the mayor would not warn the people along the coast that they would be hit with the brunt of the storm. The mayor reluctantly reversed course.
This is the kind of attitude we have with the world. They can stand outside, look at a disaster and say the sun is shining when we all see that the sky is filled with darkness. So it is with this generation spiritually. You can call it what you want, but we all know that the dark hearts and minds of people will only see sunshine during a storm.
No one wants an economic disaster. No one wants to see people suffer. No one wants to watch children suffer.
However, when you walk away from God, all who walk away from God must suffer. The Lord is not going to make you accept His terms. The Lord will let you make up your mind.
“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”
If you study the OT, you will see that when the children of Israel declined to walk in the ways of the Lord, the consequential judgment lasted for years. Decades even.
When the right ways of the Lord are perverted, we are left to our own devices.
The world does not like Jesus and His Word. They want to remake Him into the kind of Savior they want.
The world does not believe that Jesus is a Judge.
Jesus said, that He did not “come into the world to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved.”
When did Jesus come into the world?
When He was born of the virgin Mary. However, He was crucified and then resurrected from the dead. He is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Paul said these words in 2 Timothy 4:8.
“Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.”
When the Day of the Lord comes, no one will be able to stand.
These next four years, we will see people that were once in the faith turn away. We’ve seen this already with Carlton Pearson, John Swilley, and many others. We’ve seen questionable doctrine preached and people’s faith subverted. The Word of Faith movement wasn’t as it was supposed to be. A “Let the good times roll” gospel. Also known as the gospel of prosperity.
We’ve seen many in the gospel music industry turn from the Lord. We’ve seen many homosexuals come out from the closet. Many that are involved as music ministers are living double lives. They appear anointed but are perverted. Some are just promiscuous porn perverts, bound to act out sexually in either prostitutes, girl/boy friends or both. They are addicted to self gratification, commonly called masturbation, addicted to the lusts of the flesh, eyes, and mind. Some are caught in the homosexual scene where they hook up on Saturday night but show up on the keyboard on Sunday morning with no fear of God before their eyes.
They’ve turned their backs on the Lord, some never to return.
Pastors are divorcing their wives to marry their same sex partner and install them as their First Gentleman or First Man. Deacons, elders, bishops, apostles and other title people are sleeping with sexually immoral women. We’ve seen well known and obscure pastors live double lives. Pastoral bisexuality is no longer a surprising thing. It is almost expected.
Perversion in the pulpit is almost a regular occurrence. Where the people know that the pastor is committing adultery with everyone willing to go to the defiled bed of perversion. Secret Sexual Sins is now Open Sexual Sins.
In most people’s minds, it’s to be expected for this is the progressive church.
Gay bishops. It’s common now. They will ordain other homosexual people and they will preach with seemingly great power and authority, but we know that the Lord is not in league with the very thing He detests.
Look at your flamboyant preachers. They look like they could do no wrong. Look closely, though and you will see all sorts of lewdness and perversion rise out of their hearts. You will see the people he or she preaches to applaud and hold their leader up. If they are criticized for walking in sin, they will use Psalm 105:15 on you. They will tell you to take your mouth off of their pastor living in sin. They will defend sin faster than righteousness.
They will always defend indefensible positions.
Sin is never defendable for the Lord condemned sin in the flesh of Jesus.
When they defend the commission of sin in a pastor faster than defending the righteousness of God, you now know who their king and kingdom is.
Perverted preachers and pastors preach really good but live like dogs in a filthy kennel. They rape and decimate the church they are supposed to tend; nurture, guard, guide, and fold the flock of God.
It is one hot mess, and the further decline and erosion of the true faith of Christ is anticipated to continue. These are the last days. The people that you all thought would remain in Christ may surprise some of you and defect to the camp of devils and demons.
We must remember, this is the apostasy that Paul warned of.
It is important for you to “be even more diligent to make your call and election sure.”
Make doubly sure that you do not fall away from the faith.
If your best friend do not want to go with God, let them turn into a pillar of salt. Do not look back. Stay true to the Lord no matter what. Even when it feels good, you better check your feelings at the door and know the Word of God for yourself.
In these last days, we want to take everyone with us, but be prepared to go alone if you have to. Not everyone wants to go to heaven. Many that are children of the devil are children of hell, and they desire to take you with them.
Only the crowd will go to hell. But you enter by the straight and narrow way. It’s tight and getting tighter. It’s right and getting righter. If you do not make it, just remember, you read it here or somewhere else that you had your shot, and you walked away at the wrong time.