Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Praise Him

No matter what, praise Him.

Praise Him from thelatterdays on GodTube.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Dis-Spelling Dark Forces

A young Christian contacted me about some spiritual battles they are facing.  They try to pray and cannot.  When they try to focus on the Lord, images of Satan come to mind.  Temptations of the flesh are increasing, confusion is torturing the mind, and they are even doubting the things God has shown them regarding their own salvation.

When the urges of the flesh pick up or demonic attacks increase, it is certainly time for a fast.  Indeed, if we adopt a "fasting" lifestyle, it will help to keep such things at bay.  When we humble ourselves, God draws nigh to us.  So if we want to hear God's voice more clearly, we must sharpen our ears to hear.  How do we do that? Beating down the soul by withholding from it what it craves.

"But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom." Psalm 35:13

If we do not afflict our souls through self-denial, then Satan will most certainly afflict our spirits through fleshly overindulgence.  Satan can only appeal to our soul or to the flesh, however, when our spirits are stronger than both, Satan can gain no advantage.  Such is important for us being able to stand strong in the faith.

"But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway." I Corinthians 9:27

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Jesus Was and Is Eternally God

"He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.  And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be." Revelation 22:11-12

One thing has certainly become clear as time moves on in these last days, and such is that the "narrow way" is becoming increasingly more narrow.   The text above doesn't just speak of people continuing in the same vein in which they currently are.  The word "still" is speaking of a progression; a furthering of degree or increase.  For example, "Let those who are unjust be even more unjust".  Why does God say this?  Because He is revealing the intents of the heart. 

You might have been able to fellowship before amongst people with whom you have only had minor doctrinal differences.  However, now those slight disagreements have somehow become insurmountable fissures as the depths of these differences are revealed.  God is forcing everyone to choose a side.  Be either hot or code, but lukewarm is getting spewed out of His mouth (Revelation 3:16).  He is cleaning up His Church and preparing His Bride for His return.

And as people begin to choose, you had better know where you stand.  You cannot believe in something just because another person says it is truth.  You must have the fortitude & discipline to study the word of God for yourselves and the ears to hear the Holy Spirit as He reveals its meaning to you.  Otherwise, deception will be so great that, if it were possible, even the elect will be deceived (Matthew 24:24).  You must know that you know who you know so that you can stand firm.

That stated, I wanted to take time to address a doctrine to which some have ascribed proclaiming that Jesus Christ is a created being.  Such a position is not supported by the Scriptures, and I would like to review why.   As we examine the Scriptures, we will see that:
  • Jesus existed with the Father prior to His incarnation
  • Jesus is the Creator of all things and nothing was created outside of His creative work
  • Jesus is both fully God and fully man
  • Jesus has the same divine nature as the Father, making Him equally God
  • Jesus' role in the Godhead does not impune His divine nature
  • Being firstborn denotes Jesus' preeminence, not His creation
  • Melchizedek is a type or figure for Christ

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Head of Every Man

"But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God." I Corinthians 11:3

We know that the head of every man is Christ.  Notice, it doesn't say that the head of every male is Christ.  There are many males, and they often bow to many different things as their head; even having women as their head, in direct opposition of the Scriptures.  A true man will only have Christ as his head.

Yet, a true man can only be supported by a true woman.  And guess what?  The head of the woman is the man.  My daughter and I were in a group of women recently when one said, "My Momma always used to say, 'The head of the house is the man, but the woman is the neck and she can turn that head whatever way she wants."  A lot of the women laughed.  You know who says such things (and who laughs at such things)?  Rebellious women. 

The heart of a true woman is not to submit to her husband in name only, pretending he is the head while really getting him to do what she wants him to do.  Rebellion in disguise is still rebellion; and rebellion is still as the sin of witchcraft (I Samuel 15:23).

What I am sharing today might be considered a small thing, but even the little foxes can spoil the vine.  God wants to see our faithfulness, even in the small things...and sometimes those are the toughest.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spellbound Spelhouse

"O you poor and silly and thoughtless and unreflecting and senseless Galatians! Who has fascinated or bewitched or cast a spell over you, unto whom—right before your very eyes—Jesus Christ (the Messiah) was openly and graphically set forth and portrayed as crucified?" Galatians 3:1

bewitched: to use magic to make someone do, think, or say something; to put someone under a spell; to charm; to attract as if by the power of witchcraft

Paul wondered in Galatians who had bewitched the people. Today, it is clear that one playing a big role in the bewitchment of our children are the educational institutions.  

I do not consider it coincidence that the announcement of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges first "Queer Prom" comes right as I just posted on The Hideouts of the Homosexual Spirit.   They call it "Spelhouse", however, they are actually spellbound.  Like most modern institutions of "higher learning", indoctrination with this agenda is a top priority...and it starts as early as Kindergarten.  They accomplish this, not by convincing all students to become homosexual, but by imparting to students a mindset that is against the mind of Christ; it is anti-Christ.  This is not a Black or White thing, nor is it an age or class issue. 

These are the days, brothers and sisters, in which we live and this is the primary spirit we will confront more and more as the day of our Lord draws ever near.  Why do I write about it?  To prepare the saints for this spiritual war so that those lost in this delusion might be saved. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Fire on the Beach

Omega Church & Ministries Center is having our Summer conference in Destin, FL at the Sandestin Beach Resort.  It is called, "Fire on the Beach" and you are all welcome to attend!

Friday Evening, August 22, 2014
Meet & Greet, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Saturday Morning, August 23rd, 2014
Praise & Worship Service, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Saturday Evening, August 23rd, 2014
Barbeque Beachside, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sunday Morning, August 24th, 2014
Praise & Worship and Ministry, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Sunday Afternoon, August 24th, 2014
Farewell Buffet Luncheon, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

Please see links below for more info.

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Hideouts of the Homosexual Spirit

Unclean spirits do not want to be exposed
and will try to hide in an attempt to
remain undiscovered.
This article has been updated and compiled into the book, "Turning the World Upside Down" The Spirit of Homosexuality and the Last Days

In ministering once to someone who is dealing with a spirit of lesbianism, I stated, "You know, there are other ways a homosexual spirit can express itself outside of just sexually."  They responded, "I know!", in a defensive and aggravated tone.  Actually, I should more rightly say that the spirit within her responded in that way.  She was not ready to consider that this spirit was still influencing her even though she was no longer participating in same sex unions.

Yet, the truth of the matter is that a homosexual spirit is not merely expressed in same sex attraction. It is primarily a spirit of perversion; it perverts how you see yourself, how you see others, and how you see God.  It gives you an upside down perspective of life, blinding you to the truths of God.
perversion:  the process of improperly changing or corrupting that which is good; an aberrant or reprobate practice or interest
"A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit." Proverbs 15:4

Consider this text.  Remember, out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks (Matthew 12:24, 15:8; Luke 6:45).  Perversion within man is the result of a breach in his spirit.  Instead of being whole, there is an inner opening to the enemy, giving him access to torment and pervert them. It is this access that I am speaking of today.

Spirits have appetites.  They feed off of the lustful affections of the persons they afflict.  If they cannot be fed one way, then they will seek another avenue.  If they cannot have a burger from McDonald's, then they will settle for some chicken from KFC; anything as long as it can be fed.  This is what I mean by the "hideouts" of the homosexual spirit.  When you see the attributes below in manifestation, you can know that you are dealing with the roots of a homosexual spirit - whether or not the person is actively engaged in same sex unions.  More importantly, those seeking deliverance from this unclean spirit need to be aware of its devices so that they can be truly set free.  Demons do not want to be exposed and will do whatever is necessary so as not to have to depart from what they consider their "house" (Matthew 12:44).

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Not Everyone Wants Jesus

I know.  It sounds crazy doesn't it?  Yet, not everyone wants Jesus.

Remember the exuberance and excitement you had when you first got saved?  Everything looked brand new; it seemed as if you never really noticed the beauty of creation all around you.  You just knew that if people only understood the truth that Jesus as Lord God had died to set them free from sin & bondage, they would all come running.  Who wouldn't want to be free?  Who wouldn't want to be delivered?  Who wouldn't want to be loved and accepted in the Beloved?  Apparently a lot of folks.

A number of believers mistakenly believe that if they tell people Truth, then the people will turn to Christ.  They are then unprepared for the rejection and contempt which often comes their way when they do.  They do not understand that most people really do not want Christ at all; they want their own way.  They want to do what they want to do...without anyone saying anything about it.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.  For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.  But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God." John 3:16-21