It was a calm Tuesday morning. In NYC, the polls were open. Voting was in full swing. My wife took my daughter to school on the upper east side of Harlem. I just got back from running and voting. I went to bed and then I decided to turn on the TV. On the screen was the North Tower with a gapping hole at an angle.
Smoke was ascending and blowing to the south, south west.
I went to the roof and wondered what was really going on.
First, the air traffic pattern for that area flies right over the apartment building we were in. Since my dad was the landlord at the time, I had access to the roof. I quickly went to the roof for a better sight. I said to myself this must be a serious error of judgment from the pilot. Several planes flew over the house from the south, on final approach to LaGuardia.
I went back to my apartment to get my camera because this was a significant event. After retrieving my camera to take photos, I thought that perhaps, the pilot had equipment trouble but with clear skies, VFR (Visual Flying Rules) were in effect. However, on approach, there is a certain pattern that requires a few turns to get “in line” for your final, but never from the north unless you are flying at a certain altitude.
Such an alternate pattern would take you back towards Coney Island north to south, circle around to the east, and then north again, and then the final to LaGuardia.
I was never an Air Traffic Controller in the Navy, but as an Operations Specialist, vectoring military helicopters was part of my MOS.
Then out of the corner of my eye, I observed a dark plane flying from the south, flying at a very high rate of speed, sloping into the south tower.
Sound travels at eleven hundred feet per second and I was roughly three miles or more from lower Manhattan. In three or five seconds, I heard and felt the explosion as the plane slammed violently into the tower.
At that moment, I said to myself, “This is no accident. This is an attack.”
I went back down stairs and my wife just got home.
We watched in horror what was happening.
Then the south tower collapsed. Then a while later, the north tower collapsed.
I said to my wife, let’s get our daughter.
The smell was incredibly toxic. For weeks, this smell of death permeated the area. It was a solemn reminder that death could happen at any moment.
We drove to the Triboro Bridge (renamed Robert F. Kennedy), parked the car on the Queens side. I asked my wife to stay with the car as I walked over the bridge to Harlem. Sheryl was not there because she had left with a friend over the Triboro Bridge on the opposite side. I came back to the car and Sheryl was with my wife.
At that moment, it was God that made that happen because I didn’t want her to take the train. Underground is too complicated when a city is under attack. It’s the last place you want to go unless you have no other options.
Reunited with my family, I felt obligated to go back into military service but I would have to get waivers for my age. My wife and daughter cried because the way I saw it, the only way to get back at who did this was to go over there and kill them.
The attacks were too close to home.
Years later, it would have been the wrong decision to go.
Almost 3000 people were wiped off the face of the earth. You want revenge and you want to do it in a way where there is no mistake about it. Having served in the greatest Navy the world has ever seen, I know that we would be able to deliver the goods.
I found out later that like the children of Israel, when you sin as a nation, the boarders are wide open for judgment.
That’s right. JUDGMENT!!!!
The symbols of power of this nation were attacked.
Financial and military.
Note Psalm 33:10-16 “The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect.
The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
The plans of His heart to all generations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.
The Lord looks from heaven;
He sees all the sons of men.
From the place of His dwelling He looks
On all the inhabitants of the earth;
He fashions their hearts individually;
He considers all their works.
No king is saved by the multitude of an army;
A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.”
When a nation and the people of God in this nation deliberately defies God and turn its back on Him, we have no protection. Under all the intelligence operations apparatuses, under the radar of our military might, under the watchful eyes of our satellites, we were reduced, mocked, and made a laughing stock.
People from the mountain regions, that lived in the valleys visited America to do harm.
Much like the children of Israel. Invincibility is never a guarantee when God is not found among the people of God. We must also remember that America, or any other nation, for that matter, is not Israel, nor are Americans true believers unless they repent and make Jesus Lord, and be born again.
To humiliate this nation, God sends a weak group of people to terrorize a mighty nation.
That’s right. God sent them.
Look at the many small and large nations that the Lord sent to judge Israel because they deliberately disobeyed Him.
This nation is not to be blamed alone.
The sleeping giant, called the church. Christians. Believers of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Any believers that live in sin opens the doors of judgment.
Even today, the people in the church, the Body of Christ is Samson, tied between the posts with our eyes gouged out as the Philistines make sport of us.
Peter said these words, “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?”
What about this nation?
Study the OT, and you will see that every nation that never repented were severely judged. Some nations never recovered and ceased to exist.
The United States has experienced the grace of God for 238 years. This graced is about to come to a close.
We must remember that these are the end times.
Sadly, many people want the good times to return. However, as Jesus said in Matthew 24, “Because of lawlessness, the love of many will grow cold.”
We are seeing this unfold before our very eyes.
The major sins of this nation is covetousness or greed, the sin of homosexuality, and abortion.
As long as we kill innocent children and insist on the sin of homosexuality, adultery, fornication, bisexuality, bestiality or zoophilia, porn, masturbation and all other sins, this nation must come to a close.
Repentance spares people from what is to come.
Hell for all eternity.
Many people do not believe that this is going to come to an end. That life will go on.
Do not fool yourself.
Hebrews 9:27 says, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, after this the judgment.”
If death is true, judgment is true.
Those that died that day on 9/11 was judgment on this nation for its pride and arrogance.
Many will say that I am very cold for saying this.
Luke 13 is your answer.
Was Jesus cold in saying that “Unless you repent, you shall all likewise perish?”
The very Jesus that sinners want believers of Jesus to become.
This Jesus, who is God is warning every one of us to repent or we will perish in the same manner. Out of all those that died on that fateful day, we pray that some of them were true believers and made it into heaven. In Matthew’s account of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Lord said, “Many are on the road leading to destruction.”
On the streets as I am preaching, many pass by me and never pay attention to the warning to be saved, to repent and be born again.
Noah, not the movie, a preacher of righteousness, according to Peter’s general epistle, preached to the people about the coming judgment. No one listened and they all perished. Sodom and Gomorrah. Same thing. No one repented. God rescued Lot, his wife, and two daughters. Lot’s wife looked back and became a pillar of salt.
Such is the case today.
Many of God’s people have already looked back and became a pillar of salt.
As we preach, many ignore the call to repent.
A sure sign of one thing.
At every Yankee game during the seventh inning stretch, they would play and sing “God Bless America.”
With beer in their hands, they would sing.
With sin in our lives, we would sing.
With unrepentant hearts, we would sing.
God Bless America, when we kill babies.
God Bless America as the Congress sung on the Capital steps on the night of 9/11. The same ones that legislate immorality.
God Bless America when we perform SSM.
God Bless America without God in our schools.
God Bless America with attacks on preachers regarding free speech.
God Bless America when preachers watch porn and masturbates.
God Bless America when church vixens dress provocatively to trip up a pastor.
God Bless America when a pastor infects women with HIV/AIDS, or sexually takes advantage of emotionally unstable women in church.
God Bless America when Jezebel and Delilah walk through the doors.
God Bless America when homosexuals play and sing gospel.
God Bless America when pastors take over churches on the rogue.
God Bless America when child Sunday School workers are child molesters.
God Bless America when Preachers of LA, Preacher’s Daughters, Ex Wives of Preachers, Sunday Best uncover what is really going on in the house of worship.
God Bless America when churches are having orgies as they are worshipping sex.
God Bless America when we are covetous in goods, rich in wealth and not rich towards God.
God Bless America when good is evil and evil is good.
God Bless America when LGBTQ churches open up all across the land.
The hypocrisy in the church is reflected in the fabric of America.
There is still a remnant that refuse to live in sin. There is a remnant that is serious about living right before God in holiness. There is a remnant that is preaching the gospel and living what they are preaching. There is a remnant that is praying and seeking the face of God. There is a remnant that tells the devil forever no, and told God forever yes.
One of the best part of the job I had in the Navy was reading intelligence reports of potential activities from potential adversaries. These reports would give us the leg up on anyone that would attempt to make moves. We would have the upper hand in defending ourselves and ensure a decisive victory in our favor.
All across the world and in the United States, the enemy has had it’s way. The devil is taking things to another level and the church is so out to lunch that we wonder what is happening and why are we in the position that we are in today. The sad thing is that we’ve been reading the intel reports and yarning at them.
All the while the enemy built up their forces to ensure victory. Each setback is attributed to not using what we have. In order for forces to win any battle on the battlefield or battle space, they must train to win. The use of overwhelming superior force, constant training, good morals, and discipline, and unending vigilance is the only way to ensure victory.
There was a time that when a doctrine or something questionable would be preached that it would be struck down with fervent vehemence that you could feel the fear of God. Not today. Everyone is bringing a strange doctrine and no one is fighting it. We just wink at it. Worse yet, they insist on abusing Psalm 105:14-15. We get told, “Don’t you put your mouth on the man or woman of God, he or she is God’s anointed.”
There is no anointing that comes from God when the error of Scriptures is preached. God never protects error and the perpetrators of error, and He never protects the people that protect the perpetrator of preaching error. Every one of them is left out in the open in the killing field of the Lord.
Some of the churches and pastors no longer have this edge in refuting doctrine, and there is a reason.
Several months ago, I preached a message called “Compromise or Conviction.”
Compromise is usually borne out of fear.
Conviction is the courageous ability to stand your ground in the fear of the Lord in the face of the fear of men.
Such a conviction was found in Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.
Fear is what the world would do in response to your stand in Christ. The atmosphere is filled with intimidation and fear, however, Paul told Timothy “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life.”
When the world threatens you with lawsuits, violence, and protests, they want you to capitulate. After watching some leaders refusing to hold the line in sexual discipline, it’s because they’ve compromised in secret.
The things that are hidden in leaders is what fallen leaders fear the most. The discovery of porn and masturbation is the secret world of sexual fantasy that most men do but really don’t want to be revealed. Self gratification is perversion.
Their adulterous relationship is a beeline to the root cause of their sins.
Porn and masturbation.
“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life is not of the Father but is of the world, and the world passes away, and the lust thereof, but he that does the will of the Father abides forever.”
There are many preachers, pastors, and other ministers that claim to be apostles, prophets, and so forth that live hypocritical compromised lives. I know what it is to live like this until the Lord lovingly rescued me from the darkness. When you live in Secret Sexual Sins, it is very easy to determine the place of compromise. At first, masturbation was an innocent thing. Or so I thought. When it comes to compromise, all that matters is what you think.
You do not think that your relationship with the Lord is on a decline. When you do not call what you are doing a sin, it is very easy to sin.
Such is the thing with LGBT.
As long as homosexuality is not a sin but an orientation, it is very easy to engage in this sin, or any sin for that matter.
Such is the case with lying. If you do not think that lying is a wrong, you can lie all day long. As long as you do not think that sin is sin, you can sin all day long.
The Holy Spirit’s job is to convict the world of sin (see John 16:8-11). The word “convict” means to “convince or to bring to light.”
The Word of God and the presence of God on the Word is the primary way the Holy Spirit convicts. If people in and outside the church refuses to hear the Word of God, or are not convicted when the Word comes, then consequential judgment comes.
1 Corinthians 11:31 says….
“For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged.”
Listen to the Amplified Version of this verse.
“For if we searchingly examined ourselves [detecting our shortcomings and recognizing our own condition], we should not be judged and penalty decreed [by the divine judgment].”
Look at what the book of Hebrews 12:5 tells us….
“My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; for whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives.”
In the Corinthian church, they would take communion unworthily or in the wrong manner. Judgment came in the house. Some would take communion and end up sick, or they would die because they didn’t discern or understood the purpose of communion. This judgment was the result.
So it is in the church. The Lord loves us so much that He brings these things to us to correct us so that we would not be judged with the world. However, very few will take heed and the obvious course of action is to bring judgment.
As I survey the land, you look at many of the churches today (AA African Americans) that advertise their meetings, and what do you see?
Empowerment. Purpose. Destiny. Empowerment. Financial Breakthrough. Money. Hip Hop R&B Praise and Worship and Dance.
Essentially, the world is comfortable with the church and pastors are responsible, and will be held accountable. So comfortable that we now have reality TV and other worldly entertainment operating in the church. The abomination is in the house of the Lord. These pastors got it so backwards that when you attempt to correct them, they are prepared to curse you and condemn you. When they do this, it is a clear indication that they are full of themselves. When you believe you are final authority, your train is about to reach the end of the line.
These, and other cliche`s have been used to pull people into places where the Lord is not. Then you look at Praise and Worship, and you see the line up. I’ve often wondered what would happen if someone advertised a line up of just “Special Guest Artist: Jesus Christ.”
I know what would happen. No one would show up.
Conviction will keep the loins in the den from feeding on you.
Compromise will ring the lion’s dinner bell.
Conviction of faith means that you will never cross God, but you will remain faithful to Him. Conviction means that you will endure temptation and not fall prey to the tempter. Conviction of faith means that you will fight the good fight of faith and lay hold on eternal life. Conviction of faith means that you love God more than you love sin.
When it comes to conviction, it means that you are fully convinced of the fear of God in your life.
Compromise means that you are quick to cross God and commit adultery. Adultery against God is worse than committing adultery against your wife. Compromise means that you are willing to look lustfully at another woman instead of keeping your eyes on God. Compromise means that the Word of God means nothing to you and the word of the world means more. Compromise means that your love for the sin you love is stronger than your love for God. Compromise means that you will listen to the songs of the world and listen to the songs of faith. Compromise means that you are determined to have it both ways when the Father is looking for faithfulness from you. Compromise means that you will cheat on God while acting like you are faithful.
A Scripture comes to mind about the time we have on earth.
James 4 :14 says “…whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.”
While this blog has been about sexual immorality, I just want to take the time to talk about a connected issue which I will include.
William Barry Dye III, the oldest son of William Dye, Jr. and Lessie. B. Dye, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2012.
Just one day before my late mother in law’s birthday on Christmas Eve. She went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 10, 2011.
For years, Barry, my brother in law, would live life his way. It’s quite common in families that serve the Lord that children live rebellious lives.
For years this would be the case. However, it pays to pray. Parents that pray for their children know the power of God. Mom Dye did this every day. She prayed every day for her children. One of the things that I love about the Lord is that He has inside information.
No prayer that man prays goes unanswered. Many of us do pray prayers in accordance with His will but the answer never materializes, but just because what we’ve prayed for didn’t manifest, it doesn’t mean that the Lord didn’t answer it. There are many variables that take place. We must also remember that man sometimes do not cooperate with God but when man cooperates with God, the answers were always what the Lord had in mind.
When the Father knows all things and the “cloud of many witnesses” are given inside information, the praise in heaven is deafening.
Mom Dye, while she was here, had many prayer partners. One person of note is Mrs. Thomas. A very close friend and prayer partner in the Saratoga projects in Brooklyn, NY. There is no question that they prayed in agreement and in earnest for Barry.
As another side note these ladies of Zion Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY, had prayer partners all over Brooklyn. My first landlord, Mrs. Marion Batson, a long time member of Zion Baptist Church, would have prayer with other prayer partners in her house almost every day during the late morning hours, or at noon.
I’m here to tell you that somewhere in the United States, in a community near you, there may be prayer partners praying and you will not know who or where they are but when you see the results that turn positive, just know that the God of prayer answer the saints of prayer.
While circumstances happen and while the devil will use every thing in his playbook to get a soul into hell, Barry was no exception. Every time he would attempt to join certain organizations, he would get kicked out. Martial Arts. Masonic Lodge. You name it. He didn’t last long. Certain churches. It didn’t matter. Barry wouldn’t last.
There is no question that prayer to prevent entrance into places where he wasn’t supposed to go, had something to do with why he wouldn’t be accepted into these organizations.
When it comes to prayer, God works in a spectrum of time but He is not governed by time. God governs time from eternity. Just because “there is a time and a season” for every purpose, God doesn’t look at a clock. The will of God was completed before time began. However, man is governed by time on earth. So when the Lord begins to pull man, there are times when they will know it and there will be times when they will not.
Nonetheless, Barry was running out of time but God is God.
It’s amazing to watch God unfold His plan without man’s permission, with the exception of the human will. God will not make you come into His kingdom. You have to desire Him and His Word. Barry knew where truth would be but when you are still led by the flesh and the mind, sometimes you really don’t care about time or eternity.
Just as we were driving away from the Crematorium to have his remains cremated, we were talking about getting into the apartment he was living in. In NYC housing, it’s called “succession.” After Mom Dye passed away, Barry had succession rights to the apartment. Barry had a roommate. This roommate had a porn problem. There would be porn pictures all over the roommate’s wall. So, my daughter found out about these pictures through a friend of my other brother in law, Vernon. To protect me from being exposed to these pictures, because I wanted to help out getting the apartment squared away after Barry’s passing, the Lord used my daughter to warn me not to go.
Without hesitation, I immediately complied, and I will not go.
LESSON. No matter how much distance you put, the affects of porn are still strong. Paul says we are to “Avoid the appearance of evil.” Strength is in avoiding, not in exposure. Name me one person that stuck his head up with a sniper taking shots at you and he survived. Not one. Each one got a hole in the head as proof that the devil is not out to wound you but to kill you.
But after Barry received Jesus, one Sunday, when Barry came to our church, the Lord dropped in my spirit that someone was watching pornography.
Right before my sermon, I said, “The Lord told me that someone was watching porn.”
You see, when you’ve been cleansed from the devastating affects of porn and self gratification, commonly called masturbation, you begin to pick up things along these lines. It doesn’t happen often but the Lord will tell you something.
I looked at all the brothers and the sound of silence was deafening in the house of the Lord. Yes, even the ladies were shocked but not that shocked because I’ve made an effort to inform the wives to check up on their husbands before this incident took place. I believe that wives need to know what is going on in the life of a man and if they are to save their marriage, if you haven’t confronted your husband about porn, your marriage may not last long.
Anyway, I looked at Barry and you could see that God was speaking through me about that situation. It is not certain that the Lord told me specifically that it was Barry that was watching porn, but I’ve seen my brother in law in action when women would walk near him. Like most men, there is a lust of the flesh and lust of the eyes problem. His eyes would travel and he would lay his best rap on these women.
One day, we were driving my mother in law home and in the back seat of my car, I had a copy of my book, Secret Sexual Sins. He looked and saw these three words and there was no question that his interest perked.
Why am I sharing all of this?
You and I do not know the degree of God’s grace. No one knows the limit of His measureless, abundant grace.
All those prayers and all of these incidences. God doesn’t care where you’ve come from or what you’ve done, so long as you finally make a decision to quit sin and come to Him. To cut right to the chase, shortly after my mother in law’s death, Barry came to church and received the Lord as His personal Lord and Savior. Mom’s prayers were answered by the Lord.
We all know that a sinner’s prayer anyone could pray, but it is what a person practices that determines if the salvation sticks. Now, mind you that Jesus mentioned that we must be born again. We know that Jesus said that “the wind blows where it wants and you hear the sound, but you cannot tell when it comes and where it is going. So is everyone that is born of the Spirit.”
In other words, you cannot see the work of the Holy Spirit according to Titus 3:5, but you can see that a person begins to change. They begin to say and do things that shows signs of a person that is genuinely born again. The organizations that Barry would be thrown out was because Barry would say things and make statements that would drive you nuts.
When Barry received Jesus, he didn’t have carfare to get to Prevailing Word and his sister, (my wife) told him just to go somewhere and get the Word. After mom’s passing, Barry’s closest voice to remind him of mom was his baby sister, but Barry needed a pastor. Bishop-elect Al Jackson, pastor of Highways and Hedges Christian Church, right across the street from the Saratoga projects, was right there. He baptized him on the profession of his faith and Barry participated in the church’s Men Talk men’s meeting.
Even there, Barry brought about controversy but the pastor, and the men at Barry’s new church handled business to “reel him in,” and bring him along in the Lord. You all know how much of a handful some of us were when we got saved, so do not look at yourself in your “perfection.”
Every one of us came with stuff and some of us still have stuff.
Pretty much the story of William Barry Dye III.
Yeah, this was the real Barry before the old Barry died and came alive in Christ.
In the last year, we’ve seen signs of a child of God emerge while he was making his way through so much struggling. Over 20 years before he gave his life to Jesus, from losing his job, losing his marriage. Angry and bitter at the world, and just causing controversy and mayhem with everything and everybody, God still had His hand on him.
Over this short period of time, one year’s worth, we’ve seen the Lord save him and delivered him. However, as with all persons, relapse does happen, as it did with Barry, but you learn to pick yourself up and keep it moving. Sometimes, even a relapse is costly. It turned out to be the tipping of the scales against him.
Drugs, alcohol, and a rebellious life. Pretty much a story of many people searching for answers to life that could only be found in Jesus. Or, perhaps, looking to mend wounds of the past by drowning oneself in the world’s pleasure drugs.
However, God’s love is greater. The Lord never overlooks sin, but He uses people to point the way to His grace. Even if circumstance of life happen, through it all, God is still a marvel.
In the remaining months of Barry’s life, congestive heart failure (CHF) took away from him a life that would have been wonderful to watch fully bloom in the Lord. Barry had a habit of “crying wolf” and we really didn’t put stock in what he was telling us. That he had what Mom Dye had, CHF, but Barry knew something. That he didn’t have much time left on earth.
We thought that Barry was joking but he was dead serious. We didn’t know how serious it was until after he departed this life. We’ve should have known when he gave his life to Jesus that something was up.
With reconciling and getting closer to his own three sons, and grandchildren, and reconciling with his younger siblings, somewhat accomplished, the grains in the hour glass of life were quickly assuming its place on top of the other grains of sand of his past. The last grain of sand fell when his heart stopped for the final time.
As we stood around to view his remains, at Matthew Barrett Funeral Home for the family viewing, at his Homegoing, and again, on Saturday, January 5, 2013 before we escorted his remains for the last time to the Crematorium, we couldn’t help but remember and laugh at the many antics of Barry. He left us with a treasure of memories that is characteristics of a life filled with, not just controversy, but a desire to see people laugh.
Even in pain, laughter is a medicine.
I recently hung my wedding pictures in our house. I look at how young we were, Valeria and I, but even though you may not see Barry, you see his handiwork. It’s just as good as a picture of him. For those pictures he took now serve as my own personal memorial of him on our living room wall.
What an amazing gift from you that you gave us Barry.
But what was the Lord doing?
He was showing us that life happens but eternal life happens too.
We also looked at the standpoint that sometimes when a person that has been through so much, that to avoid other incidences that have the potential to pull him away from the Lord, we can only say that in heaven, there is no better safe haven. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
You’ve often wondered if certain loved ones made it into His kingdom. We will soon find out, but when you have that assurance in your heart as the Holy Spirit witnesses to you, you get that sense of knowing that at least, he professed Jesus as Lord. The rest is up to us to be even more diligent to make OUR calling and election sure.
Again, it is good to have inside information that Barry would finally make it in his Lord’s kingdom. No preacher can preach a man or woman into the kingdom of heaven. Even when we have a sense in knowing that he made it, we are only assured of our own individual salvation.
Nonetheless, we all want a story to end nice and neat. However, one thing is certain, you can always tell when a person crosses over from death to eternal life. It’s all about practicing righteousness, but when you are a babe in Christ, while there is no exception, we must remember that even babies are vulnerable, but babes are still in the family.
While there was a number of factors that help a person come to the Lord, sometimes the small things are enough to place a marker in a person’s mind that perhaps someone is in your corner. That’s all Barry wanted. No quicker that God uses small things to attract them, they come to your church and get saved. We did that for Barry. Paid some of his bills. Helped him stay in the apartment. Put money in his hands. The little things pay big dividends. In some cases, eternal ones.
Barry, we miss you but we will meet again in Jesus. For now, we will chase after the Savior you now behold. And we will do our best to command those in our family to repent and receive the gospel of Jesus Christ, just as you did if they are to have any chance of seeing the Lord and you, in that great getting up morning.
The plan of the devil to get him into hell was foiled, and the prayers of the saint once again prevailed.
Barry, with all that happened in your life, you knew that you didn’t have much time left, but you made the right choice in the end.
God saved your spirit man, just in a nick of time.
The presidential election was a disappointment to many Christians. Because the Republican party failed to get into the White House, the wounds of this loss will be felt for a long time. We all know that President Barack Obama has set the nation on a course that is crosswise of the Word of God. We all know his history as a “professed believer” fails, big time, of the essentials of what makes a person a genuine, authentic child of God.
It wasn’t so much the president that set the course alone, but rather those that have his ear. Coupled with his version of “faith” and those that “have a form of godliness,” denying its power, we see that this perilous course will continue.
Welcome to the last days.
This is the agenda from here on out.
Protect the right to choose abortion and push, from the executive branch, the sin of homosexuality and other forms of immorality.
As the late Pastor John Osteen, father of Joel Osteen over 30 years ago once said….
“We must have the power of God for the dark days that lie ahead.”
The economy is being judged and as a result, at any moment, when there is no real solutions to reduce the government’s debt, accept to raise the credit limit, increase taxes, and increase the age of retirement for new hires, grid lock politics between the two parties, and the potential to select possibly two new supreme court justices of the liberal brand, this country could experience a serious collapse.
But is it that serious? 16 trillion dollar deficit and climbing and the high cost of living is a serious threat to this nation.
Consistent with the end times, we are seeing a funneling of economic policies towards a one world system monetarily. While the evidence is still lacking, we really do not see apocalyptic set ups just yet. But when you really do not know how all of this will play itself out, we must heed the admonition of Jesus. Be ready.
The character of a nation is defined by its moral fiber or lack thereof. The “moral” thing to do is to change the definition of morality to that which is “immoral.” See Isaiah 5:20-21.
But one thing is certain. The president’s “explanation” of justifying the sins of abortion and homosexuality falls tremendously short of true Biblical values.
If you look at the Republican presidential candidates, we see that many had placed their hopes in someone that is a practicing Mormon.
Just go to their website mormon.org to read what they believe.
When you get to the Mormon page, you will see a picture of Jesus and we do not need reminders of what others “think” of what Jesus looked like. I do not accept pictures of the Lord Jesus because the person putting up these pictures really take away from the Bible’s description. Fixated in our memory are good looking men that does a disservice. In fact, I call it idolatry because none except those that walked with Him, knew what He looked like.
So, please save us all the trouble and get rid of all these pictures. Black. White. All of these pictures are intentionally and deliberately misleading.
Anyway, for the most part, the conservatives on Charisma and other evangelicals thought that by overlooking what Mormons believe, we could some how, backdoor conservative values into the White House to stop the Democratic agenda of abortion and the sin of homosexuality. To check the spead of spiritual erosion.
The 40 Days of Prayer reported in Charisma Magazine reminded me of when there is trouble in the land, break out the good ol’ dependable in battle, Ark of the Covenant. Hophni and Phinehas were priests of sexual perversion. Sons of Belial. Eli, the high priest was overweight and going blind (doesn’t that sound like the prominent preachers of our day and the church) failed to discipline and kill his sons. The Israelites lost the battle against the Philistines twice and Ichabod became the epitaph of Israel. Phinehas’ wife named her child that name and died at child birth. Her husband committed adultery for a long time and they paid with their lives.
Christian conservatives all are wrong, or at the very lease misguided about abortion. Abortion is a solution of demonic proportions. But we have failed to address Secret Sexual Sins. We have failed to address, from the Bible, the evil sins of adultery and fornication. These sins went untouched.
We protest so much against abortion that the cause for pregnancy is completely overlooked.
When was the last time you heard on the anti abortion platform the call to abstain from fornication and adultery?
98% of all abortions are unintended pregnancies. But how did these pregnancies come to be?
Fornication and adultery.
We conservative Christians thought that if we would be outraged about abortion that America would return to Christian values. At the same time, because we thought that when we protest against abortion, and stop the murdering of innocent children, perhaps America would come to its senses. But we see that the world is entrenched in abortion because the world is entrenched in the sin of adultery and fornication.
And this is not to say that if we address the sins of fornication and adultery, abortion would stop.
The church has stuff going on that makes what the world do seem like child’s play.
The disappointment that you all feel as conservative values Christians is in the failure to clean the inside of the bowl first.
Our hypocritical walk before the world is deafening the ears of the world. You can’t argue with professional sinners. They know a sinning child of God when they see one. You can fool yourself, but you can’t fool the ones that watch you walk into their bar for a drink and some booty.
Our loud preaching is followed by our loud hypocrisy.
Sex And The City?
Sex And The Church!
We know that behind the scenes lurk an evil agenda to plunge America further into darkness.
And then the Lord said to me…“They are Americanizing Christianity.”
That’s where the problem is.
For years, we have been saying that Americans were founded on Judao-Christian values as established by the forefathers of this nation. That the founding fathers were Christians. But we sort of side step the fact that some of these guys, including George Washington were Freemasons.
Secret societies that we know is connected to demon power.
We are so proud of our culture as free people that our own freedoms has ensnared the people.
The freedom of free speech has been hijacked. Here is an example.
In prisons across America, the first amendment allows prisoners to have pinups. Just in case some of you all do not know what a pin up is. It is a sex picture. And there is only one purpose. When you are a prisoner, and you can’t have women, except in certain places that allow for conjugal visits, the pin up is a sexual image that men use to gratify themselves. Eventually, they go from fantasy to homosexuality in the prison system. This is a subject but it is related.
Sexual immorality has been interpreted as free speech and this sin is protected, knowing full well that “the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked. Who can know it?”
These obscenity laws were tested on prime time national TV when NYPD Blue came out. The fixation of soft porn at 10 PM became the standard and they almost got away with it. But the movie houses are filled with soft porn. The new Denzel Washington picture “Flight,” is an example of soft porn. I did not see the movie and I do not intend to, but just to know that soft porn is the norm on the movie set is a clear example of the media teaching the world about the acceptance and normalization of the perversion of sexuality.
Even on national TV, the acceptance as normal of the sin of homosexuality in sitcoms, is indoctrinating the people on the “vile passions” of MSM and FSF. But there is nothing great about HIV/AIDS and other STDs that manifests as a direct result of Secret Sexual Sins.
The point is clear. We must stop trying to fit Christ into the culture of Americanism. Jesus is not an American.
Jesus is Lord.
The culture of America is not Christian. The culture of America is freedom to do as one pleases apart from God. While many will say that the founding fathers were Christians, and there may not be much to dispute it, I find it very hard for a person that claims Jesus as Lord to be bedfellows of secret societies attached to their obituary. It’s a bed of spiritual orgies of epic proportions.
We have been beguiled into thinking that we could some how “return” to what we think is Christianity by Americanizing it. And that is not the way to go. We are to make disciple of every nation. In other words, let God use His people to present the gospel to a person living in America.
The ideals and culture of a nation is bent on perversion and sin. We must drop the notion of trying to change the landscape, leased by the devil. The god of this world is not going to let you usurp what is temporarily in his hands.
The earth is the Lord’s and the fulness thereof. The church is on enemy territory until the complete redemption of Christ occurs.
Let’s be found doing what we are called to do. Make disciples, not remake a nation.
There is strong disagreement. People honestly believe that the entire nation would turn. Look outside your window, spiritually. The decline has continued. Revival in Nineveh can happen, but with all places that turn away from God afterwards, they returned to their vomit, never to recover. The days of America have already been numbered. The grace of God may have extended it. More like mercy to me.
Matthew 24 tells us plainly of these things that the decline of nations must take place.
Welcome to the last days.
About 35 or 40 years ago, the church appeared to be moving in a very powerful direction.
Or so it seemed.
A shift took place when many denominational believers started abandoning the traditional churches for “WOF” or Word of Faith churches. Faith churches, as we would call them, were popping up all over the place.
Mind you that during the 70’s and 80’s, the economy wasn’t doing well either. Some of you will remember the long gas lines, high inflation, and low employment. The Cold War and other threats significantly heightened our anxiety levels. For some believers, the “rapture” seemed imminent.
All of a sudden, faith, other tongues, healing, and “positive thinking” according to “E. W. Kenyon” came out. At the same time, credit was a “blessing.” Greed is good even in the church. Many faith teachers came on the scene had overlapping messages. Sometimes you could close your eyes and it may be a different voice but the teaching was consistently the same.
Preachers that you never heard of were taking advantage of the simultaneous boom. Giving in these WOF churches and para-ministries increased. The preachers of today emerged and were living like the stars of Hollywood. Such extravagant living would make the apostle Paul drool.
Then, things appeared to stabilize and increase in the 1990’s. The United States economy was now showing a surplus and mega churches sprouted out of the ground faster than corn. The office of the pastor and teacher were the prominent offices. Praise and Worship was like heaven on earth.
It appeared that the church is in a “Third Wave.”
Then sexual immorality sprung up during the 90’s in the White House which almost cost the Presidency of William Jefferson Clinton. Reverend Jesse Jackson, President Clinton’s counselor during the Monica Lewinski scandal, had a “love child.” Reverend Lyons using hush money to conceal an affair and a “love child.”
In the 80’s it was Jim Bakker with a secretary. Jimmy Swaggart with a prostitute on more than one occasion. Even politicians were caught in sexual scandals such as Presidential candidates Gary Hart, and Jonathan Edwards had an affair and “love child” while his wife had terminal cancer.
As a foot note, Donna Rice, the woman in that famous “Monkey Business” photo with Gary Hart, is now married (not to Hart) and is President of Enough Is Enough which is an organization dealing with Internet Safety for children. This is true redemption. Donna Rice Hughes is getting back at the devil by heading an organization determined to blow the whistle on Internet sleaze designed to attack children.
During the Civil Rights era, according to sources, it is alleged that Dr. King was involved in adultery. “The King Tapes” that the FBI, under J. Edgar Hoover, a known homosexual, illegally had on Dr. King were ordered sealed by a judge until 2027. The wires for these tapes were placed in his hotel room because they thought that Dr. King had connections to communism.
It turns out that they (the FBI) may have gotten more than what they’ve bargained for.
According to one source, right up to the night of his “Mountain Top” speech, allegedly, he had committed adultery. If this is true, it is devastating. If it isn’t true then it was just another attempt to smear a man of God.
Dr. Ralph Abernathy, Dr. King’s very close friend, said that Dr. King “had a weakness for women.”
While I am aware that anything could be done to make tapes and voices, there is a claim of eyewitness accounts. I pray these are lies.
This is not about slinging dirt and mud on folks.
This is about revealing the darkness in places where light ought to be. Paul tells us in Ephesians 5:3 that, “fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you…”
Homosexuality was real hidden, yet, out in the open in the church. James Cleveland and many other “gospel” singers, keyboard players, and “praise dancers” emerged as practicing homosexuals in the church. In my former home church, there were many practicing homosexuals playing for the church.
We didn’t understand it until HIV/AIDS became the disease most associated with homosexuality. No one ever thought that the unnatural act of same sex would be so disgusting. No other disease distinguishes homosexuality (see Romans chapter 1).
Fast forward to today, and you will see that the fast pace of sexual immorality in the world is in the church on the pandemic level.
When there is a moral decline of this sort in a nation, there is nothing left but to watch the nation be reduced to depravity unless the church repents, seeks the face of God, and rise up in this hour.
The USS Cole was attacked. Two US Embassies in Africa were hit by terrorist bombs. The World Trade Center was bombed. 9/11. Katrina and more natural disasters. The Great Depression of the 21st Century.
How much more could this unrepentant church and nation take?
These are the last days and it’s not over. More turmoil at the hands of unrepentant man are on the way. More natural disasters are coming.
The Lord is not sitting by and permitting things to happen because He hates man.
The Lord is only revealing these things to us to prepare us for the final hours of this world. We can no longer assume that things will be easy and that there would be a resumption of “peace and safety.”
With millions in the US unemployed, and now we are seeing Michigan about to limit further welfare benefits, it is about to get desperately drastic unless the church prays and then affect change in the communities.
Everyday that the church waits. Every day that the church sides in with the world. Every day that the church fails is a day that souls that could have been won to the Lord are now lost forever.
Is there a bright spot? Is there any hope?
But it all depends upon you, child of God. You must no longer debate what you need to do.
Stop reasoning with the Word of God and live the way Jesus lived! The Holy Spirit will give you grace to help in time of need.
Be holy for God is holy. Walk as children of light. The night is far spent. Put on light like a garment and make no provision for the flesh to fulfill its lusts. Glorify God in your body and your spirit which are God’s.
From here on, we must be prepared for persecution, pain, economic disasters, natural disasters, and other end time events.
The end times are not fun times.
By Fred C. Rochester, Pastor. Copyright 2011. All Rights Reserved.
Since Harold Camping’s, consistent failure to pinpoint the exact date of the end of time, there is no mistake about the finality of this planet. It would be error to applaud his error but he did spark interest in the end times. Many were counting on his prediction to be right.
And for good reason.
People have had enough of this out of control world. But something more ominous is on the horizon.
You should be equally concerned of your own mortality.
It is important to pay attention to the natural disasters that are happening at a more frequent pace. Each earthquake is intense or less intense. The glaciers are melting. Each storm is destructive and devastating.
The Bible tells us of the first earthquake in Genesis chapter 10 and verse 25.
“…for in his days the earth was divided…”
When the Lord set the nations up, it was clear that God would govern the times, seasons, and course of all the nations. As the earth separated, there is no question that there was quite a shaking.
But notice what Acts 17 tells us.
Paul was in Greece. Athens to be specific and observed that the entire city was turned over to idolatry. The ineffectiveness of the Jewish synagogue to articulate to these philosophers who God is, has given these Gentiles reason enough to turn themselves over to idolatry.
Sounds like the modern day church today.
So Paul saw that it was an opportunity to preach Jesus to them.
Paul starts out by letting the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers know who the “UNKNOWN GOD” is.
“…God made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands…He made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings…”
The definitive answer to the Lordship of Jesus is found in John 1:1-3 and Colossians 1:15-17. You go back to the question, “Who made all of this?” It all goes back to Genesis chapter 1.
When Adam sinned, all of creation was placed on a clock.
The title of this blog could be misunderstood because this planet is not the world that I am talking about.
The end of your world is you.
God determined before hand everyone’s time. Everything is pre-appointed. This pre-appointment is not based on God forcing you to do what you do. It is based on what God already knew what you would do as a free moral agent. He created you with an independent will. At any time you could make a decision and it will either mean your life or your death.
Every decision you make is a decision God knew ahead of time that you would make. At anytime, you could have change your mind. God already knows who would be saved and who would reject His salvation. Just because He knows this, it doesn’t mean that you couldn’t get into the kingdom.
When it comes to sickness and disease, you know that if you were diagnosed with a terminal illness, you know that the clock is really ticking. Most of the times when I watch certain medical shows like ER Trauma or Dr. G., Medical Examiner, we see death up front.
What I’ve also observed in these and similar shows is that while people are faced with the end of their world, the Person they need most is not even thought of sometimes. They use abstract thinking or reasoning that sounds religious but you could see that there is no real connection to God through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
A person’s world is passing before their eyes and faster than they could think. Very few realize that when earthly life is over, eternity is next. Or they do know that death is about to take them but they play it off like it’s not really happening to them.
Because of Adam’s transgression, all of us received the death penalty but through Jesus, we, through His death can receive eternal life. If we reject God’s provision for salvation, we must be eternally separated forever (see John 3:15-21).
The answer is found in the Scripture quoted directly above.
Very few have made the decision to receive Jesus as Lord and Savior and they are not ready to pass into eternity into heaven. Very many pass into eternity without knowing the Savior.
In one particular show other than the ones I mentioned above, she explained to me that a person died of a heart attack. When they revived him, they asked him a question. “Did you see anything?” He answered, “It was dark. I didn’t see a blanking thing.”
Just because you didn’t see anything it doesn’t mean that you saw everything.
Millions that have pass away are brought back to this life. Not realizing that it was somebody, either in heaven, or in earth, or both that prayed to the Father to spare your life so that you could get a chance to receive Jesus as Lord and Savior.
So the next time death is about to fully take you, you will not go the way of all the earth into a dark eternity apart from God.
Hebrews 9:27 says,
“It is appointed unto men once to die, after this the judgment.”
Everyone knows that the appointment of death is coming. But after death, the judgment is coming. You will be judge according to what you’ve done and primarily what you have done with Jesus.
Did you accept Him or reject Him.
We see death as a reminder when the hearse goes by. We see it when we watch wars or murders. We see it when we watch our relatives or our loved ones pass through the doors of death. We know that the end of our world is soon coming.
The point is, will you pass through into eternity with Christ or without Him.
“God, I come to You, a sinner. I desire salvation. I repent of all my sins. I believe that Jesus is Lord. I believe that Jesus is the Son of the living God. I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. I believe that right now, I am saved. In Jesus’ name. Amen!
If you prayed that prayer for the very first time, Welcome into the Kingdom of our risen Savior. Now click the link below, click the “Sinner’s Prayer” and you will find out more about what you did to become a child of the King.
by Fred C. Rochester, Pastor.
The Gospel or Gimmicks, Copyright 2011. All Rights Reserved.
The moral decline of a nation has it’s roots in the moral decline of the church of the Lord Jesus Christ (see Proverbs 14:34).
There was a time in the church that people would be unashamed to tell folks of their eternal destiny should they die in a Christ-less grave.
My, have times changed.
Our prominent preachers on Daystar, The Word Network, TBN, and other broadcast venues are too preoccupied with pulling more money out of the pockets of saints across the United States and the world to be concerned about souls.
Covetousness is the doctrine of the church in this hour according to 1 Timothy 6:3-10.
Do not get me wrong, at the end of most of their broadcasts, they do give an “invitation” but is it effective?
Only the Holy Spirit will know.
Almost every broadcast, you see them or their spokesperson asking you to buy books, cd series, and other “Christian” paraphernalia to raise money.
The claim is to “preach the gospel throughout the world.”
While some of these ministries are involved in international missionary work, the backdoor is left wide open.
What are we really getting out of these conferences?
We go from conference to conference, praise and worship concert to concert. And we do not care to ask someone to come and be in the presence of God. Let alone, having an altar call at these conferences or concerts.
It has gotten to the point that all we care about is the Grammy and other worldly awards. Just remember, you got your reward. Do not look for Jesus to give you one according to 1 Corinthians 3:9-15 and 9:24-27.
Do not get me wrong. There are conferences and concerts that do give an altar call but there are others that do not. Some of them believe that it is wrong to “intrude.”
Jesus died for the sins of the world to save us from hell and we do not what to “intrude?”
Are you kidding me?
Then the sin that takes place after these conferences and concerts would make the world blush. Sexual immorality and pederasty taking place in the hotels after being in the “presence of the Lord.”
Falling prostrate before the presence of the Lord in prayer with fasting in one of these conferences or musical conferences, is something left to be desired.
Are we really on fire for God in the United States? What is really happening in our prayer meetings? And what is the results in the communities the Lord assigned us to minister to? Are we a church purporting community services, “faith based” ministry, or are we changing lives by the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ?
Have we become so disconnected from our Lord that we allow the world to dictate what the church is supposed to be doing? Are we just a convenience store or are we the blood bought church of the Lord Jesus?
Are we being silenced by the local governments so we could receive government money for our silence?
Talk about separation of church and state.
The government wants you to take their money but you can’t talk about sin when you need to. Hence, our silence is their permission.
Pastors that compromise the gospel of Jesus Christ will have to answer to the Head of the Church. Children of God that compromise will have to answer to the Head of Church.
No one escapes according to Luke 12:42-48.
Are we being persecuted like the early church for taking a stand against the moral decline of our communities? Are we feeling the heat or are we too comfortable in our air conditioned sanctuaries to make a difference for Jesus? Are you willing to leave it to “other” churches to be a witness or are you willing to take a risk and do something extraordinary for Jesus?
Jesus did something extraordinary for you over 2000 years ago. What will the final chapters of the book of Acts speak of you, your ministry, and your church? Are you chasing after gimmicks or are you preaching the gospel?
We are seeing church growth decline. The answers simple. The believers are too preoccupied with the “cares, riches, and pleasures of life” to be concerned about a person’s eternal destiny, let alone, their own. Our churches are emptying. Few to no births are taking place in the house to offset the decline of attendance according to 1 Timothy 4:1-2 and 2 Timothy 4:3-4.
We are substituting the gospel of Jesus Christ with gimmicks. We are not challenging people to live holy before the Lord. We are no longer concern about sharing Christ after we preach a message of salvation. We are no longer concerned about discipling them to live like Jesus lived on the earth.
There was a YouTube video of a man dying of cancer. He shared about the eternal bliss of heaven that he had a glimpse of. But suddenly, he talked about the most horrible place that unsaved people are destined for.
He said that it was a place that you should avoid. He said that it was horrible. You do not want to go there.
Obviously, he made Jesus Lord before and was warning people of the horrors of hell. His daughter had the wisdom to capture on tape what he experienced.
Just a few hours later, he passed into eternity to be with the Lord forever. Glory to God!
But as he passed away, think about the many individuals that passed away on that same day, in that same hour. Think about the many people that entered into eternity, expecting to go up to glory, only to feel the pull of gravity, the flames intensifying, passing through the gates of hell, never to escape. They forfeited their chance to repent by choice to never receive Jesus as Lord and Savior.
All who pass through there must abandon all hope. Their only break from the torment will be the Great White Throne Judgment. Then it’s the lake of fire.
On National Geographic, a man was a tour guide for volcanoes. They came across one that was spewing molten lava. The only one of its kind in the world. It literally looked like a lake of fire. Viewing this presentation took place after I viewed the YouTube video and I couldn’t help but to firmly come to grips with the fact that once you pass through, there is no hope.
Imagine burning, but living. Burning, but never dying. Never ending burning that will never cease forever.
Carlton Pearson, who I believe is an apostate preacher, asked a question. Why would a loving God throw men and women into hell? The answer is simple.
While hell was made for the devil and his angels (see Matthew 25:41), sin and death must be placed there as well (see Revelation 20:14-15). When the Lord God sent Jesus to die for the sins of the world, we have an opportunity to accept the terms of salvation, through the life, death, physical burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus to avoid hell.
When man willingly refuses the gift of God, eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord, the wages of sin is death. God is a holy God and sin cannot abide in His presence. Sin is rebellion. Sin is opposed to God. Sin is inconsistent with the nature and character of God. Therefore, we are given a choice. To live or to die. To be with the Lord or be separated from the Lord forever.
This is the true purpose that is to drive the church. To preach the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. The good news that we do not have to die and go to hell.
Think about the thousands of people that refused to accept Jesus as Lord in that same hour. Their eternal fate is sealed forever.
On this side of eternity, you have one life to live. Each day the sands of the hour glass drop. Your time is coming too.
You see, the church is headed in the wrong direction because we do not preach the gospel like we should. The gospel of Jesus Christ is about redeeming mankind from sin. The church is caught up in covetous activities.
Our leaders are preaching a different gospel. A social, self help gospel. Apostate preachers are preaching an “inclusive” gospel.
We are wondering if the economy is ever going to get back on track so we can have “Rag Time” all over again.
When will the “Good Times” roll? When will we be able to live again like we used to? Sorry to let you in a little secret. But you will never see the days of the last decade ever again. Remember, we are living in the last of the last days. These are perilous times according to 2 Timothy 3:1-9.
But it doesn’t matter now to the carnal Christians and preachers living in sin or refusing to preach the gospel to win souls. Their empire matters more than the kingdom of God. The preachers of prominence are out there and almost every preacher is preaching what they are preaching. Souls be condemned.
After reading an article about Robert Sculler’s children taking control of the Crystal Cathedral to set it back on the righteous intent of His church, I began to take stock of what Prevailing Word Ministries is doing.
Are we effectively preaching the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ? Are souls being won to the Lord? Are people getting born again through our ministry? After all, the church is here for one purpose only.
The church is built on one statement. Peter said in Matthew’s gospel, chapter 18 and verse 16,
“You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Pastor, child of God, if you and your church is doing everything else but reaching the lost, it is a purposeless, Christ-less agenda and you will answer to the Head of the Church for it. Pastor, child of God, in your church, there will be 6 out of 7 reasons why your church is ineffective according to Revelation chapters 2 and 3.
Which one or more is the reason your church is ineffective?
In this hour, it is time to give up the gimmicks and preach the uncompromising gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. A dying sinner awaits your message of good news.
It is clear that the direction of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is questionable. The world is heading on a collision course with the end times. The economic conditions worldwide is funneling the people in a direction that is unavoidable. This includes many believers or those that profess to be believers in Christ. Where is the Church and it’s leaders? Where is strong Christian leadership in the hour needed the most? Why are believers unaware of the hour we are living in? These are very good questions and the Bible has the answers. The direction of the church is crystal clear according to 2 Thessalonians 2:1-11. The one thing that you will know, and it is consistent throughout the Scriptures, that God always has a faithful bunch of people in reserve that will never yield to the conditions of the world according to Romans 12:1-2. If you dare to take a step towards completely renouncing evil and walking in the light as He is in the light, you will never be denied by the Lord Jesus when this is over.
What do you believe is the direction of the Lord for the Church?
Please share your thoughts.