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Abandon Obama? Time Is Running Out

Unknown-8Some will say that this is beating a dead horse.

Quite the contrary.

Since the first term of the Obama administration, we have seen and heard some things that identified where he would take the nation. Or more accurately, things that president Obama has said was where the nation was already. The nation was already in a spiritual decline.

The nation’s decline was more of an decline in the people that claim to know God.

There are three positions that professed believers are in bed with president Obama. 

The positions of anti Semitism, abortion, and homosexuality. 

I must remind you that America, as a nation is not the people of God. It is rather God’s people within the nation of America.

Just like the children of Israel, the Lord warned Israel that when they enter the promised land, they were not to allow the former inhabitants to dwell there. They must be expelled from the land lest they cause you to serve other gods.

Exodus 23:30-33 “Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased, and you inherit the land. And I will set your bounds from the Red Sea to the sea, Philistia, and from the desert to the River. For I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you. You shall make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against Me. For if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you.”

For years, homosexuals in our churches have played church music, sung, and written many of the songs we sing in church today. All done in the house of worship.

The infiltration took place years ago so from the start, we were already corrupted with the world. Over time, our hearts became callous and desensitized to the Lord. We refused to change our wicked ways. At the right moment, a man (Obama) would rise to proclaim that those that practice homosexuality are our “brothers and sisters.”

And without a fight, and without question, under their breath, folk would disagree with the president, but they would not abandon him to become the first “black” president.

Sadly, people do not believe that when you disagree with a position they agree with, yet agree with that person, that there is no difference.

It’s just like a person saying, “I disagree with righteousness but I agree with God.”

How stupid is this?

Very stupid.

Just as the children of Israel failed to remove these nations and their gods out of the land, we refused to remove homosexuality from the house of the Lord. Our refusal to remove these gods from our lives is what started this mess to begin with. It is important to note that these gods of adultery, fornication, porn, masturbation, were already operating in the house of the Lord. These things opened the door to homosexuality in the house of worship to be widely accepted.

Particularly in the church where black people worship, we have become sympathetic to those involved with homosexuality and have taken on the attitude “who are we to judge?”

This vile attitude should have been a warning to us that we were about to agree with a position that is expressly against the known will of God.

Now we must understand that as long as nothing has happened just yet, the Lord is giving us space to repent as a believer, as a church, and as a nation.

Repentance level number one. Disagree with sin and disconnect from sin.

Repentance level number two. Disagree with sin and disconnect from people that insist on sin.

To disconnect is difficult for some because of the emotional attachment to the act and to the people that commit such acts. However, God is gracious but His grace is given to the humble, not to the proud.

The support that president Obama is enjoying from the black community comes from the church.

Again, the statistics do not lie.

In 2008, 95% of the African American vote went to the president. In 2012, 93% of the African American vote went to the president. African Americans make up 13% of the US population. According to the Barna Group, 43% of African Americans profess attending church. So it is conclusive that Obama enjoys support from African Americans, and that from professed church goers; despite the fact that two of Obama’s policies violate the Word of God.

I will add that there is a difference between going to church and being a child of God.

Therefore, it is a very clear indication that the majority of professed believers did not care about what the Lord said in His holy Word.

When you disagree with a supporter of Obama, you are on the wrong side of their version of history.

Quite the contrary.

Black people that continue to support the anti Biblical policies of the president are on the wrong side of HIS (GOD’S) STORY.

Throughout president Obama’s term in office, he has been challenged but he really hasn’t been tested. Sadly, he was protected from Benghazi, the IRS scandal, Obamacare, and other incidences that would have seemed insurmountable challenges to a presidency that warranted a serious approach to visit upon him impeachment and possible removal from office by the Senate.

Unless we repent as a people of God, we will be part of the greatest challenge the president will face.

President Bush was challenged with the first recession, but we never took note. 9/11 came and that was a big test, the stock market lost almost 7 percent. Bush got Ariel Sharon to agree to move the Israelis out of Gaza. Katrina followed. 6 months later, Ariel Sharon went into a coma and eight years later, he would pass away. On the day of his burial, an earthquake rocked the area. Then in 2008, the nation was hit with another Wall Street decline.

Guess what percentage was lost?

Seven years later, another 7 percent.

Between October 22, 2012 and October 31, 2012, super hurricane Sandy damaged NY, NJ just after NY and NJ approved SSM.

Presidency after presidency, the policies to force a two state solution on Israel has resulted in catastrophic events against the US. In speech after speech with Obama, he still speaks about a two state solution in violation of Genesis 12:1-7. On top of that, people in his administration cursed the Prime Minister of Israel.

Should we abandon Obama because he insists and persists on a two state solution?

Many will argue that this is not anti-Semitism. 

When you negotiate a policy that demands Israel to give up land for peace, it is anti-God. God gave that land to Israel to share it with no one, including the Palestinians. 

The Bible commands us to pray for all that is in authority according to 1 Timothy 2:1-4.

But the Bible also declares in Genesis 12 that God will bless those that bless (Abram) Israel and curse those that curse (Abram) Israel.

God still has the power to turn his heart. But we should also pray that God would turn our hearts as we repent for not seeing the handwriting on the wall. Should the president continue to insist and persist on this ill fated policy, we must ask the Lord to spare the land. No one, including the Lord, wants judgment to fall. If anyone advocates and is giddy about judgment is on the wrong side of the Bible.

Notice what Amos 5:18-20 says

“Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord!
For what good is the day of the Lord to you?
It will be darkness, and not light.
It will be as though a man fled from a lion,
And a bear met him!
Or as though he went into the house,
Leaned his hand on the wall,
And a serpent bit him!
Is not the day of the Lord darkness, and not light?
Is it not very dark, with no brightness in it.”

Judgment can be averted when we repent and turn from our wicked ways.

We must also be mindful that judgment and chastisement are necessary because the Lord is using these things to turn the hearts of men back to Him.

Also, to put dates and times on certain items on God’s timeline (such as the rapture and a second event called the Second Coming of the Lord) is foolish and dangerous. For in doing so, the faith of some believers will be overthrown.

Jesus told us to do four things.

WATCH, PRAY, BE READY, OCCUPY.

As far as Obama is concerned, should he harden his heart like Pharaoh, and should African Americans harden their hearts to support his policies, it is inevitable that what is about to hit this nation will shake this nation to its core. Perhaps it will even be unrecoverable and the end times will proceed.

Some will argue, “Why Pray!” Because we do not know everything. We do not have the entire picture. God could add years to this nation and God can shorten the time of this nation.

It is all dependent on what we do as a people.

But time is running out.

Sexual Immorality & Homosexuality: A Sign Of The End Times

Since there has been a good head of steam to legitimize the sin of homosexuality, the foundation was laid years ago when adultery and fornication became a regular occurrence on the job, in church, and in other places.

The continued erosion of righteousness, loss of morals, and a clear disregard for the Word of God undoubtedly was a plan of the devil long ago.

Here is a Scripture to consider.

2 Peter 3:1-4 says “Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, knowing this first: that scoffers (mockers) will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge…” (Proverbs 1:7a)

As a little child, I would remember that when dad or mom would tell us to behave and then walk out the door, if we misbehaved, we would be in big trouble.

Today it’s no different.

The Lord Jesus went back to heaven to be seated at the right hand of God, but He said He would be coming back.

Well, just like what the Spirit of God said through Peter, many mocked the coming of the Lord. They are walking according to their own lusts. They all say, “Nothing’s changed. We might as well keep on doing what we were doing all along.”

Only, it’s gotten worse.

In the blink of an eye, homosexuality is gripping the nation. The next thing on the horizon is the forcing of the church to accept homosexuality. Talk about forcing something down someone’s throat?

Sexual immorality is one of the signs of the end times.

Jesus alluded to this in Luke 17:26-30 “And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.”

In Noah’s day, the people’s imaginations were only evil continually. In Lot’s day, perversion called homosexuality permeated the region. In both instances, destruction came.

The push is on to legalize and normalize homosexuality in this nation. In other parts of the world, we see that the sin of homosexuality is normalized. But at a great price. Proponents of the sin of homosexuality hate the Scriptures.

In the Word of God is God’s mind about the sin of homosexuality.

The sin of homosexuality is “an abomination.” Leviticus 18:22.

In the book of Romans, chapter one, those that practice the sin of homosexuality receive “…in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.” Romans 1:27.

As I have said previously, proponents of homosexuality can make all the laws they want to legalize homosexual marriage, but they cannot write laws to stop the “penalty of their error which was due.”

In other words, they cannot stop diseases from manifesting in their bodies should they insist on continuing in sexual sins.

The two eras of time, Noah and Lot, is a clear sign that we are in the last days and that the coming of the Lord is nearer than when we first believed.

Jesus said, Because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.”  Matthew 24:12.

1 John 3:4, “Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.”

The fool-safe proof that the sin of homosexuality is lawlessness is the manifestation of sexually transmitted diseases.

Because people do not believe the Word of God, the diseases that manifest ought to be deterrence enough. However, we see that they refuse the admonition and prohibition of the Scriptures, and the disease manifests. “The penalty of their error which was due.”

Many people are inflicted with HIV/AIDS and other STDs, some as a direct involvement in the sin of homosexuality, others as a result of “collateral damage.”

The suffering continues but it is a clear sign that the Lord Jesus in on His way to the earth and that these are the last days.

It is only through the love expressed by the Father that we can have eternal life.

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Think about it.

How much time do you have left on earth? Whether the coming of the Lord, or your death? Whichever comes first.

The last days is happening and there is nothing that you could do to stop it. The real question is this.

Will you be in Christ or will you suffer the eternal penalty unnecessarily?

It’s up to you.

Head Long Course To The End Of Time: Be Ready, Stay Ready!

As I read blog after blog and new report after news report, I see so much about repentance, prayer, and fasting to turn this nation. We see that the Word of the Lord was in the mouth of Dr. Billy Graham about America repenting and turning to God like Nineveh did when Jonah had preached the word of repentance for them.

Evidently, his preaching was effective because Nineveh turned around.

And yes, Nineveh repented but eventually, Nineveh reverted back to its sins and was eventually judged, and destroyed in 612 BC (see Nahum 2).

As a note, according to Nelson’s Bible Dictionary…

“At the time of the greatest prosperity of Nineveh as described by Jonah, the city was surrounded by a circuit wall almost 13 kilometers (eight miles) long. This “great city” would have had an area sufficient to contain a population of 120,000, as indicated by Jonah 4:11 and 3:2. Evidence for this is provided by Calah to the south, where 69,754 persons lived in a city half the size of Nineveh. As a result, it would have required a “three day’s journey”  to go around the city, and a “day’s journey” would have been needed to reach the city center from the outlying suburbs, just as the Book of Jonah reports (Jonah 3:4).”

Filled with prosperity. A very large city. A great recipe for cares, riches and pleasures of this life, without God, and full of debauchery.

Folks, I’ve gone past the world because the world is run by the “prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience.”  

We are seeing the church, living any ol’ kind of way and thumbing its nose at God.

Then I remember what the Lord said.

Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”

We also bring to bear the word of the Lord in Luke 17….

“And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be in the days of the Son of Man: they ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.

We also bring to bear the word of the Lord to Paul in 2 Timothy 3:1-5.

“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self- control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”

The days of Noah and Lot are indicative of the current times we are living in.

All around us, even in a downturn economy, people are eating, drinking, and getting married. However, the level of prosperity is significantly diminished. However, the perverseness of men’s hearts is increasing. People are callous and cold. Quick to kill.

The days of Lot is reminiscent of Sodom and Gomorrah where today LGBT issues are at the forefront of our times. And we are seeing church leaders caving in and capitulating to the mean and gross spirit of homosexuality and lesbianism unlike at anytime.

We are seeing the secrets of pastors portrayed before our eyes. People living in sin as if it is nothing before God. The next thing that we need to ask ourselves is…..

Are we praying, fasting, and repenting to stay what is to come?

We should be on our face before God and we need to warn the people inside and outside the church because when the destruction of the wrath of God falls, no one will be spared except those that know Him.

What we are doing is buying more time for more souls to come into the kingdom because when He says…“Sound the trumpet,” it’s over.

For the earth, it will be 7 years. For us in heaven according to Ephesians chapter 1, it will be a quick turn around.

But the thing that is lurking behind all of this is the fact that many preachers in leadership will revert backwards to business as usual after all of the repenting, and fasting, and praying. For some, repentance will not stick. And by the Spirit of God, Peter gives us a reason.

“Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water.

But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.

Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation—as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you…”

Many have already betrayed the Lord with their evil living and sensual lifestyles. Many of them were demonic plants that knew how to deceive the very elect. And as a result, instead of these believers, with their Bibles, walk away from them, they embraced their sin and perverted preaching.

Sadly, many will never recover.

We are still hearing “self help” messages which is what Paul warned of in Ephesians 4, and he warned the elders before he left for Jerusalem in Acts 20.

We hear messages that make a mess like…..”Wait till the storm pass and it will be alright” kind of messages. When it is clear as day that we are heading towards the climax of the ages.

There are many false misfit prophets for profits, false teachers and false preachers that still talk about “their anointings,” breakthrough power, and accumulating mass amounts of wealth off of the backs of uncomprehending Bible readers that are revelatory sucker/gullible saints (see Acts 17:11).

We need to own up to the known fact that the Body of Christ is off point and off message. We are having a good time in church but we are not seeing the destruction that is pending upon the entire globe. We are still worried about big church buildings, great anointed services, tickle my ears preaching and teaching and we are completely ineffective, blind, lame and miserable.

Perhaps, we are the most ineffective church to ever arrive on the earth. Perhaps, we are Sampson with our eyes gouged out and tied between the post. Perhaps we are an apostate bunch of hypocrites. But thank God that there is a remnant that refuses to walk like the Gentiles walk.

It’s not all grim out there.

It’s good that we are setting times of prayer, fasting, and repentance. I believe this is Ephesians 5:26-27 and 2 Corinthians 7:1 in operation for the times we are living in. However, we need also be mindful that the end time events are sure to come.

Peter tells us…

“Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

You see, no matter how much we would like to see this nation turn around, the nation within a nation (the church) must recognize that it must stop compromising and make a stand against the winds of deception that blow against her.

Saints must remain saints and discard sin, no matter how much it hurts. Ezra, the scribe told the Israelites to put away the foreign wives. It hurts when you have to get rid of someone beautiful. You’ve connected in the bedroom and you figured that you are going to live a long time together. But you know what the Word of the Lord was and you knew that one day it would all come to an end.

So it is with the sin you love.

If you are going to make it into the kingdom, everything that is not of God must go.

Shed tears, complain, murmur, but you know what must be done.

The sooner, the better.

Hebrews 12 tells us…

“Let us lay aside every weight and the sin which does so easily beset us and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith…”

Yes, let’s continue to pray but look at the sands of the hour glass. It is as low and getting lower at the top. Time is wasting according to Romans 13:11-14.