Saturday, June 29, 2013

SURELY Your Salavation is Coming!

Here is another beautiful song by Esther Mui at Scripture Songs for Worship.  Something about this particular Scripture just stuck our for me this morning.

I thank God for those such as Esther who minister to God's people at this time.  God has given us special gifts & talents to use for the purpose of telling others about His glory.  We should each be able to minister to those around us in some way, for we each have a role in helping to build up the Body of Christ (Romans 12:4-16; I Corinthians 12:4-31).

What role has God assigned you?  How do you contribute to the edifying of your fellow brothers and sisters?  If you don't know what gifts God has given you to share, then ask Him.  He will show you.  Do not take these talents for granted. Don't get overwhelmed and distracted by the cares of this life.  It is times such as these when the pressures from the enemy seem their most heavy, but it is times such as these that the praises of the Lord show themselves mighty to deliver.

"When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them. The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him." Psalm 126:1-6

"And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him." Ezekiel 21:25-27

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Redeem the Times

Days of Confirmation

"And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 

Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed." Luke 17:26-30

It should be no big news that the Defense of Marriage Act was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.  What are people up in arms about?

Have you not seen what has been happening across the landscape?  Have you not heard the warnings from God's church regarding where we are headed as a society?  Have you not read the Scriptures?  Do you believe them?

For decades now, the world has been desensitized to homosexuality; in the music, movies, TV shows, in the [Harlot] CHURCHES...  Yet, these things must be.  It is written. This is not a catastrophic day for the Church.  It is a day of confirmation. Every single thing that the Lord said will happen, will happen.

Over the years of having this blog, many have contacted me about why I speak often about the sin of homosexuality.  Some have been offended when I speak of the need to divest ourselves of the sodomite nature.  I would only ask these one thing, "Do you see now?"  If not, then I fear that this perverse spirit has already taken hold of you.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Color Purple and Other Feminist Lies

Feminists Kill Children

A disturbing article was shared with me recently:  How My Mother's Fanatical Views Tore Us Apart by Rebecca Walker.  I couldn't even finish the article initially without becoming overwhelmingly heartsick (and physically sick) at the devastation feminism has done; both to the author of that article, women in general, and society as a whole.

Many will look at the picture of the woman on the right and consider her to be a revolutionary.  An insightful & inspirational poet.  A trailblazer for women's rights.  This is certainly how my college portrayed her.  Not only had she attended my alma mater, but Spelman College listed many of Dr. Alice Walker's works as required reading.  Her ideologies permeated the curriculum and attitude of that women's only institution.  Our minds were being molded, but molded to be what?

As a child I remember reading Dr. Walker's book The Color Purple, and later watching the movie featuring Oprah Winfrey.  My favorite scene was Shug being drawn away from what I now know was a lesbian serenade with Celie to singing "God's Trying to Tell You Something" in a church reunion with her minister father (ironic to say the least).  I also remember somewhat of an uproar coming from African-American men, describing the book as "anti-man".  Each man in the movie was either a fornicator, abuser, adulterer, liar, weakling, or self-centered scoundrel.  I didn't understand their issue at the time. I didn't realize that there were no positive portrayals of men in the movie...nor did I get why such even mattered.  I didn't pick up on the lesbian innuendos between Celie and Shug, nor understand that this relationship was the glue to the whole story. 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Alien Nation

Think It Not Strange...

"For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God....These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 

For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city." Hebrews 11:10, 13-16

One of the more prevalent falsehoods in Christianity today is that Christians should be a "nice" people working to make the world a "nice" place.  How do we do that?  By preaching how God loves all people no matter their beliefs or lifestyles.  By downplaying the word of God so that we do not make people feel uncomfortable or estranged from God in talking about sin.  Present day Christianity would have the Christian striving to "be nice", "act nice", and "make nice" with the world.  Yet, this message is in direct conflict with the Scriptures.  

Back in the day, you would often hear Christians say, "This world is not my home."  This statement was an acknowledgement that we are ambassadors in the earth (II Corinthians 5:20).  That means our citizenship (identity, duties, authority, etc.) comes from above, and not here below.
ambassador: a diplomatic official of the highest rank, sent by one sovereign or state to another as its resident representative 
We are to be representatives of God - having been first equipped, empowered, and sent by Him - to those here in the earth.

Consider the text above in Hebrews Chapter 11.  The cloud of witnesses who went on before us had something in common: they were seeking a city not of this world.  They recognized that citizenship in this Heavenly place meant that they no longer belonged to this world, but were strangers to it.  Not only does faith in Jesus Christ prevent us from fitting into this world, but it is precisely this "not fitting in" which makes it possible for us to represent Him!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Man Up

"And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him." Joshua 6:5

Omega Church & Ministries Center has issued a clarion call to all men: Man up!  What does that mean?  It is time for men to stand up and take their rightful places in the home, in the church, in the community, and in this world at large.  While the beliefs supporting this proclamation are listed below, you can read the entire "Man Up Manifesto" here.

Consider Joshua 6:5.  Once the trumpet sounded - once the call came forth - the walls of the enemy came down flat and the men walked up straight.  This is my prayer for the men of the Church, that every weight, hindrance, and bondage would be removed in the name of Jesus so that they may walk upright and straight in the calling & power given them of the Lord. 

The call has been given.  Who will answer?  Who will rise up and have their crooked paths made straight before the Lord?  The choice is yours to make.  Don't be found MIA (missing in action).

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wednesday Bible Study

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Burning Heart

The following message is from Min. Leonard Ravenhill.  May you each be blessed with a heart burning for the Lord in listening to this sermon.
  •  The prophet by the very nature of his calling is a tragic figure.  He has a fierce loyalty to God and a burning heart of compassion for the lost world.
  • Holiness is the most needed thing in the church today.
  • Jesus undid all that Adam did.  He is the last Adam!
  • All that people know in the churches now is that they have had their sins forgiven, but they have been submitting to inward sin for years.  That is not the message of salvation.  Forgiveness is not salvation!
  • They preach to sinners in their sin, "You know the Lord loves you just as you are?"  Well, then, why change?  Yet the Psalms says that God is angry with the wicked every day.
  • Religious people like to say, "God loves you, but hates your sin."  That is bunk.  God hates you for committing the sin.  Is God going to take your sins at the judgment and judge them, but leave you alone?  The Scripture says that the man who has failed God, he will suffer loss, not his sins.
  • Jesus came to save us now from sin. A man living in defeat to sin cannot tell another how to be saved.  We must be saved from lust, fear, doubt, pride, etc.  Christianity is not a sinning religion, but a victorious one.