This is one of the best sermons I have heard in....well, in forever. Seriously? Yes.
If you don't heed anything else on this site - if you only have time for one message - this is the one to which you need to listen.
In the following study, Pastor Gary C. Price breaks down what really occurred in the Garden of Eden, what happens during salvation, and what will be the nature of the spiritual battle in these last days.
As the days grow darker, we have to decide that we are not going to bow to Satan and his wicked Babylonian systems.
- We cannot make an idol out of people, trying to mold ourselves to who we think they were. We need the Holy Spirit of God to make us over into whom God would have us to be.
- Daniel Chapter 3 is a revelation of the tribulation period, including the rise of the anti-christ, the persecution of the saints, and the supernatural protection the saints are afforded through Jesus Christ.
- Nebuchadnezzar sets up an idolatrous image of gold 60 cubits high, 60 cubits wide which was to be worshiped at the sound of 6 musical instruments (666). The number 666 represents the image of man devoid of God's Spirit (the image of a beast). This lets us know that in the last days, man will be a worshiper of himself, exalting his own thoughts, reasoning, and mind (II Timothy 3:1-2).
- God stresses that Nebuchadnezzar gathered all of the political officials of the land to support the dedication of this image. This is also how it will be in the last days as the governmental systems collaborate with the religious systems to compel worship to the beast. Since the devil cannot control people until he gets inside of them; he must infiltrate the religious arena, the area of worship; as indicated in Daniel 3, a primary means by which he will do this in the end times is through music.
- There will only be two options in those days: bow down to the image or be cast into the fiery furnace.
- Just as Nebuchadnezzar used magicians/sorcerers (Chaldeans) to control the Jews, the same will be used to try and control God's people in the last days, but the sorcerers are now called "pastors" or "bishops". What most people do not understand is that Satan aims to deceive by infiltrating the church and passing his ministers off as ministers of righteousness (II Cor. 11:15).
- During Jesus' day, the Romans were not the catalyst to Jesus' crucifixion; the religious leaders were. Just as back then, it is the religious leaders of the end times (Satan's anointed which has infiltrated the church) who will stand against the saints through whom Jesus Christ is manifesting in the last days. Religion is not the same as rebirth. This is why you can have hordes of church members committing adultery, fornicating, etc. without the slightest conviction.
- Scripture says that the whole world will wonder after the beast (which is the nature of a sodomite). This is because the whole world is being knit together under that spirit, the spirit of Anti-Christ, even those who consider themselves "heterosexual". Being a sodomite is not about sex acts alone, but about possessing an unregenerate nature.
- Those in Christ must be born again because what occurred in the Garden of Eden affected man at the genetic level, changing him into a fallen creation different from what God created. This is why man must be regenerated and could only do so by the blood of one who was not contaminated by that same Adamic nature (in other words, one not born from the seed of men).
- We are in the days where God's judgment is beginning in the house of God. Understand why the accusations against Eddie Long and Creflo Dollar's defense of him illustrates God's judgment against unregenerate "pimp preachers".
- For those who refuse to bow, they can look forward to a furnace heated 7x hotter representing 7 years of tribulation. Just as with the three Hebrew boys, that which binds us will be burned off in the fire as we stand with the Son of God in the midst of the trial.
|Eddie Long with transvestite personality "Miss Sophia"|
- The main problem with the church is that people don't know how to be - and are afraid to be - free.
- The beast is a metamorphisized Adam and the harlot is a metamorphisized Eve. Adam represents the governmental systems of the world; Eve represents the religious systems.
- The Scriptures show that in the last days, the sorcery and witchcraft coming from the pulpits will be intense. The Scripture also tells us how this is being done: the people of the world have been made drunk with the fornication of the harlot and the beast (Revelation 17:2-5).
- People must come out of Babylon and stop worshiping men & false preachers, but this will not happen until the church realizes the purpose of the five-fold ministry gifts. The purpose of the five-fold ministry gifts is to perfect YOU to do the works of the ministry. You are the ministers!
- When you become vertically attached to God - instead of yoked to the personality of men - then you are safe from deception as you will be led by the Spirit of God.