The once stalwart denominations of the times is experiencing a falling back from the faith.
The female Methodist pastor announces her “coming out.”
But before we discuss this insidious act, notice what Hebrews 10:35-39 says.
“Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:
“For yet a little while,
And He who is coming will come and will not tarry.
Now the just shall live by faith;
But if anyone draws back,
My soul has no pleasure in him.”
But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.”
In WOF (Word of Faith) circles, a serious misinterpretation is preached and taught. I’ve taught it too until the Lord showed me what it was really all about.
This passage, as with the entire book of Hebrews has nothing to do with believing God about things or material possessions. From the beginning chapter to the end, we see that it was about the great challenge to stay faithful to Christ no matter how many abusive doctrines and persecution comes.
The prosperity gospel is another gospel for which if anyone preaches another gospel, they are accursed (see Galatians 1:6-10).
The purist form of the gospel is always centralized around the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.
Paul said it powerfully. “Christ, and Him crucified.”
Jesus was crucified for our sins and arose on the third day for our justification.
Even though we are guilty of sin, because we’ve repented, and placed our faith in Jesus alone for salvation, we are made the righteousness of God in Christ. Guilty, but by HIs grace, and sacrifice, we are innocent.
But there are many preachers that will completely ignore contextual teaching to preach their “pet” doctrine. Their emotions got the best of them and they will defend their indefensible position to the death.
Now look at Hebrews 10 again. Note that it’s about a drawing back.
These believers were persecuted to such an extent that they were willing to walk away from the Lord.
People will either walk away from Jesus because they love sin more than their Lord or because they were either coerced or persecuted for their faith.
In the case of a Methodist female pastor, she decided that it would be the time to announce her homosexual relationship. She loved her sin more than the Savior.
Five things could be at play here.
- Apostasy (2 Thessalonians 2:3).
- Sin (Luke 8:11-14).
- Coercion from persecution (Hebrews 10:35-39).
- Tares (Jude verse 4, Matthew 13:24-30).
- Antichrist (1 John 2:18-19).
These five things could operate in combinations as well.
While we do not know everything, preponderance suggests that she was in this relationship for quite some time. She was probably wrestling with keeping her Secret Sexual Sins a secret and “minister,” or tell her church members.
She finally elected to tell her church members.
She probably felt relieved.
The high leadership had already sent notice that it goes against traditional church teaching and of course, the Bible. But sinners do not care. The lust in their hearts is strong and it’s a clear example of Romans 1:18.
If she were a believer, then this is apostasy. If she were never a believer, then it is unregenerate sinning. If she was a plant of the devil, then this is tares among wheat. And if she were an antichrist, well, we need not go any further.
In WOF circles, being an antichrist is defined as being anti anointing.
That’s an incorrect definition.
Even if you are able to perform miracles in His name, Matthew 7:21-23 is evident.
To be an antichrist, it’s about the holy character of Jesus. It’s not about the power of God operating in people according to 1 Corinthians 12. It is about the holy nature of Jesus to abstain from sin and live holy by obeying the commandments of the Lord Jesus.
You are not going to be persecuted for power. You will be persecuted for walking like Jesus.
If this pastor were a believer, she walked away from walking like Jesus to live in sin.
Preachers are not to be known by how well they preach but by how well they live what Jesus preached.
To conclude, we see that sin has their hearts, their minds, and their bodies.
This is not the last story. This is a story among many others that will be played out before our eyes. Many are praying for a Great Awakening to happen in the United States.
Here is the “Great Awakening.”
Ephesians 5:8 “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says:
“Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light.”
The article from Charisma News about this pastor announcing her coming out could be read here.
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.