Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Why Adam Cannot Be Saved

Several years ago, I had a dream where God spoke a word to me which I believed I was to write down, study, and share with others.  In fact, I believed it was supposed to be a book, but the mere idea of that seemed daunting.

See, I have always been a sort of "behind the scenes" person.  I am happy to help others, but never saw my service to Christ being anything more than that.  I never thought God would give me a word to share or want to use me to directly minister to others.  The silly question I thought was, "Who was I to write a book?"

As a result, I started the first two steps, but never got to the last.  It seemed the more I studied, the bigger the topic became, and over time this became sort of like the project I would never finish.  Plus, was I really willing to stand on my own faith, profess what I believe, and share what I felt the Lord was showing me?  Was I prepared to have my own testimony before the Lord & before men vs. supporting someone else's testimony (Revelations 12:11)?  Eventually, this project got placed on the back burner and it has stayed there since.

Yet, this is not about me, but the Lord.  I merely share that to illustrate how we often place ourselves in God's way.  Like Moses, we can become self-conscious and inhibited when God calls us to move, as if God isn't God and able to do all that He chooses through His vessels. It is His work He is doing and He is faithful to complete it.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Not Without Holiness

"Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears." Hebrews 12:11-17

Sunday, April 15, 2012


A young woman's short reflections on life in Christ as seen through the lens of her camera:  Lavender Lens

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Land Mourns

"Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things [incest, fornication, adultery, child sacrifice, homosexuality, bestiality]: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants...

(For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;) That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you." Leviticus 18:24-25, 27-28

I cannot vouch for the authenticity of the events described in these news reports below, but when I saw the video I immediately started thinking about the Scriptures.  God tells us that man's sin can become so prevalent and vile that it even defiles the very land in which we live (Numbers 35:33-34; Jeremiah 2:7, 3:9, 16:18; Ezekiel 36:17). As a result, creation itself tries to spew out man and his evil ways.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

What is Coming to the Earth?

Katy Perry dressed as an extraterrestrial (ET).
Why is there so much of a preoccupation with seeking alien life forms, UFOs, and visits from ETs?  This message is being promoted in virtually every arena of life.

Some say that it is ignorant for us to assume that we are the only forms of life in the universe...and they are correct.  However, the essence of truth is only defined by the One who is the Creator of all.  If we are defining what is true by any other standard, then we will be deceived.

The Bible tells us that there is extraterrestrial (originating outside of or beyond the earth) life.  God Himself is "extraterrestrial" in that His life did not originate from nor is it limited to this world.  However, there are also a host of God's creations which are "extraterrestrial", and not all of them are Godly.  Satan & his hordes of demons are extraterrestrial, and the Scriptures speak of how fallen angels mixed with the "seed" (from the Hebrew word zera` meaning semen; Daniel 2:43) of men to produce a hybrid, race of "mighty men" (Genesis 6:4).

The following videos start with a speech by Dr. Michio Kaku (physicist) at the Global Competitiveness Forum (GCF) conference called, "Contact: Learning from Outer Space". According to Dr. Kaku, the current world's culture - politics, music, entertainment, sports, etc. - are manifestations of the "birth pains" of a type of a new civilization which is evolving.  The purpose of this new civilization?  To make us more in sync with the supernatural beings from outer space with whom they desire to make contact.  Every nuance of what you see promoted in the world is geared towards this goal, according to Dr. Kaku.

Scientists go on further to say how altered DNA is leading scientists to redefine "life" and will shortly aid in identifying new life forms; in the earth and beyond.

Friday, April 6, 2012

A Personal Testimony of The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

I have spoken before about my personal experience in being baptized in the Holy Spirit.  So many people do not understand this, shun it, and mock it...even in the church.  Nothing makes the Holy Spirit grieve within me more than to see professing Christians mock spiritual things which they do not understand.

In the following videos, Bro. Ryan Hicks and Pastor Zac Poonen talk about experiencing the infilling of the Holy Spirit and how it empowers God's people for ministry.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Word of Their Testimony

"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death."  Revelations 12:11

The following message is from The Warriors Temple as brothers & sisters share their personal testimonies of deliverance from sin and salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ.  I pray that it is a blessing to you.
In this world we live in there is an atmosphere of personality cults with many of the leaders in ministries becoming the focal point. This being so, it opens up a door for the Dark Angel to enter in with fame, fortune, celebrity status which basically taps into the fallen nature of man; and man becomes “Self-righteous”.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Pornographic Mind Control

The following message is from The Last Trump blog.

"I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me." Psalm 101:3

"While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:18

Pornography is one of the most common vices of Satan known to man in the 21st century.  You will be hard pressed to come across a person (especially in the western world) that has not been exposed to pornography in one form or another. From internet pornography to the Disney channel, the entire society is being inundated with an unending wave of sexual immorality and perversion.  From rich to poor, young to old, male to female, pornography has become a common denominator in man's bondage to Satan. The tragedy is that only a few in this world realize the extent of the damage that ANY exposure to pornography does to the human soul (housed in the bloodstream).

If by God’s grace a person does come to know the truth about what has been downloaded into their souls through the exposure to pornography, the fight to walk in that truth and free (re-program) the mind of such images and trauma is brutal because Satan is an unrepentant pursuer of man’s soul (Exodus 14:5-8). Repentance from sin, a life of prayer, fasting, regeneration of the mind through God’s word, and the application of the blood of Jesus can bring victory over this form of satanic mind control (Mark 9:29/ Ephesians 4:22-24/ Hebrews 9:14).