I wrestle daily with the tone, texture and content of this place. What to add that is pertinent without becoming political and secular. Without leaving the instruction of the inerrant Word of God as a true disciple (word literally means “learner”) of Jesus Christ the Lord.
On one hand I find it astounding and outright insanity the course America has taken in the past 40, 50 years, and especially in the last 15 years. If I were an unbelieving in God, in Jesus, in the Holy Spirit, in the Scriptures I might chalk it up to “progress” or whatever misused, errant word those walking in utter darkness attach to the rapid decline in America on every front. Especially in the area of what is supposed to be Christian faith, Christianity and freedoms provided by inalienable rights under the U.S. Constitution which had the hand of Divine Providence in its writing. Non-believing folks think the hostility towards true Christian believers, true Christian doctrines as given in God’s Holy Word are out of touch, antiquated, no longer apply, ought to be relegated to the trash bin and removed.
That hand of mine gets it, because it knows the work of the devil and his legions of ministers are working harder than ever to enslave the minds the people. The devil and his handymen and women are increasing their rage, their vehemence, their hostility towards God the Father, towards Jesus the Lord, towards the Holy Spirit and the clear instruction in the Word of God.
The other hand of mine also get is that in these times — these times of men, women and children given over to reprobate minds to serve and follow increasing unrighteousness and spitting on God, spitting on Jesus, spitting on the Holy Spirit, spitting on the Holy Scriptures, spitting on the only true Truth there is in this sinful sordid world — because the Bible tells me so. The Bible tells me this is what will be in the last of the last days.
What my hands, and mind have difficulty with — although this is clearly told to us in God’s Word, it’s just I have a turning of my stomach, a sadness in my heart, a weeping witnessing it unfolding daily before me — is the MASSIVE AMOUNT of so-called “Christians,” so-called “believers,” so-called “Christian denominations” that have been so blind. So stupid. So arrogant. So worldly. So wrong in their lack of awareness, their lack of understanding the Bible, their lack of faith, their l of seeing and knowing they are on the wrong side of things in this increasing constant spiritual war we’re all in.
We have so-called “Christian” ministers and pastors from numerous denominations blessing abortion clinics. Saying God blesses these horrid places of mass murder of children God has knitted in the wombs of women! We have multiple so-called “Christian denominations” now praising, elevating, promoting and blessing the murder of babies in America. Not just those who never have come out of the darkness into the Light. So many given over to worldly lusts. Pleasuring themselves rather than understanding we are here at His pleasure, for His pleasure. So many professing faith in God and Jesus yet turned to idol worship, worldly lusts, spending little or no time in God’s Word, in a healthy, growing developing study of God’s Word and the same regarding a prayer life. Worshipping children, animals and creation rather than the Creator! And I write now of the legions professing to be good, upstanding “Christians!”
It can only be determined these never truly came out of the darkness and into the Light, truly being transformed and born anew, or if they had at one point they have since become a part of the Great Falling Away taking place just prior to the entrance of the son of perdition and the coming Great Tribulation the Word tells us.
Also, I find it insane that so many — both of the world and in the professed church have never realized that the homosexual movement in America is an orchestrated FASCIST movement. How many will actually say that? Acknowledge that? Understand what all this over these past few decades has truly been about? With at its cold, ugly and dark heart the intent of either completely removing God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the Holy Bible from the face of the earth, or corrupting and perverting what passes for Christianity, pastors and the Bible to make the true faith, the One True God, Jesus the Lord, the Holy Spirit and the True Word unrecognizable and unknown in this land.
Yes, we are to show love to all sinners. We ought to have the Light of God shining within us. That does not mean we accept, remain silent, or allow sin. Allow immorality, allow the ways of the world to mingle within and muddy and eventually rot and destroy the clear, renewing, Life Giving Pure Waters of Jesus and the Word of God cause we want to please and appease the world, we are afraid of “offending someone” and mistake what love really means — godly, spiritual, Biblical love means vs. the love as defined by the world. We are to hate evil. Not tolerate it and include it. We are to never be ashamed of the gospel or the Truth of the whole Word of God and to use such as a sword in this constant spiritual war we’re all in.
Why have, why do so many refuse to see this? Why have, why do so many walk in darkness? I understand the world doing such, but those professing to know Christ? To know the Bible? To be so-called leaders within the Christian church? Entire denominations?
And the majority — even those knowing the Truth, those genuine Christians laying back, feet up, remote in hand, bucket of fried chicken on their spreading laps remaining idle and not engaging in this ongoing, increasing spiritual war we’re all in!
I write of these being the last of the last days. Of Biblical truths. Of reality. Of the increasing spiritual war we’re all in. Of the Great Falling Away, of the apostate church, of their only being a remnant, of what it takes to persevere and contend for the faith and the result?
More itching ears rise up. More false teachers rise up. More people tell me how wrong I am and how right the world is — and this coming from those who jump up and down, swearing as they ought not to do, saying how they are Christians and going to heaven. While they allow anything and everything under the sun into their minds, into their hearts, into their lives thinking they are strong when we all are weak. Thinking they know better than God.
Not that I imagine for an instant I can really do anything to sway the tsunami of false teachings, of unsound doctrines, of the fewer and fewer remaining sands within the glass measuring the history of the world before the Lord Jesus returns one more and final time, but first the swiftly approaching making the laws lawlessness preparing the way for the coming Antichrist and his false prophet and the coming years of Great Tribulation.
I am nothing. I am weak and He is strong. I only write this out of sadness and a weeping heart at the masses of lost and walking dead in utter darkness — and many of them going about thinking and telling people they are “Christians” and their support of murdering babies, of assisted suicide, of incorporation of all the false faiths of this world into Christianity, that promoting, praising, elevating and accepting of sexual immoralities are “approved of God,” and on and on it goes.
I know all this is to be and come to pass.
It just is greatly disturbing to see once good fruit falling so quickly from so many trees to the depts. of the ground to lie and rot and die when they could have remained in the Light, attached to the Tree which provides Life!
Please pray with me daily that those remaining in the remnant of true disciples do not fall further away. That we not merely hold the line but stand boldly before the throne of God never ashamed of the gospel or the Truth within the whole Word of God. And that we pray for our nation, we pray for our leaders to have their hearts and minds pierced by the power of the Spirit of God to do that which is pleasing and acceptable unto the Lord according to His Word. That some of those in darkness, some of those fallen away will also have their cold, dead dark hearts warmed, given Life as only God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the inerrant Word of God can give life.
Pray none of us falls. None of us takes the mark of the beast upon our bodies. That we are willing and glad to suffer, face whatever tribulations and even death for the faith.
For the times they have a changed — dramatically, and the end is a lot closer than further away.
Put on, keep on, keep maintained and at the ready the full armour of God.
For the days are growing shorter and wickedness and evil increasing in its last stand before the last days of this earth as they have been known are recorded and the Lord returns and we then enter into the eternal age of new heavens and a new earth, and we’re given a new name and a spiritual eternal body by the Lord our God.
As time moves on I shall become less political and more using the Word of God in this place exposing the times we live in, in including more audio and video sermons — which so few ever listen to or watch — and I do not care about the numbers. I see daily the activity here and the greater viewing goes to the political articles, the news ones rather than the spiritual ones. This ought to make every true believers heart weep. For it is very telling.
How about we get on the path towards God and Jesus and off the path of this world and politics? Taking sides of conservative or liberal? Democrat or Republican? Red or Blue? Left or Right? And we’re either of the Lord, truly His, truly desiring to please Him, walk with Him, obey Him, serve Him or we could give a rat’s behind and are more concerned and interested in world politics, what the world is doing, and we then have a tendency to be led astray —- if only in the avenue of how we use our precious time the Good Lord, our Father blesses us with.
Yes, news worthy and what can be deemed “political” articles will continue to appear here — as they apply and indicate the times in which we live, the further erosion, the increasing apostasy, falling away and given over to reprobate minds. But how about we also spend time on the spiritual? That would be a nice change at this time.
Let me know. Seriously. Let me know. I’m here as long as the Lord wills. Leave a comment under any article or posting on this place and I will see it and respond in kind.
The devil and his legions want nothing more than to remove God, remove Jesus, remove the Holy Spirit, remove the inerrant living Word of God from America. Do not aid and abet him or his ministers, minions and legions in making this possible.
Get out of the recliner. Put the bucket of chicken down. Put the remote down. Wash your hands. Roll up your sleeves, get that full armour of God out of the attic, polish it up, put it on, know its uses, every part of it — and never take it off for the war is raging. And none can rest or go to sleep.
ACP — A Crooked Path
Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
U.S. Pastor Formerly Imprisoned in Turkey Concerned About ‘Growing Hostility’ Toward Christianity in America (VIDEO)
Reprinted from: Christian News Network
Pastor Andrew Brunson
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A U.S. missionary to Turkey who had been imprisoned in the country for two years after being falsely accused of using “Christianization” to overthrow the government says that he sees American culture becoming increasingly hostile toward Christianity. He believes that there is a movement to silence and shame Christians who don’t keep their faith within the four walls of the church.
“I think it’s coming to the U.S. There will be persecution,” Andrew Brunson said during an interview at the Western Conservative Summit, held at Colorado Christian University on Friday.
After being held in prison for two years in isolation, and then returning to the United States, Brunson said that — in some aspects — it was like returning to a “different country.”
“I’m really astounded at the speed with which I think the U.S. is imploding,” he stated. “There are any number of issues where it seems that it’s no longer enough for a person of faith to get along with, or to serve, or to treat well someone they disagree with.”
“I think that [within] the political business, media, celebrity class, and also academia, it seems that there’s much more of a demand that people of faith approve of, that they validate, that they celebrate things that they actually disagree with,” Brunson lamented.
He sees the matter mostly playing out in society with activist groups.
“Activists are demanding that businesses and schools punish those who don’t agree with them. I think it’s especially Christians who are in the crosshairs with these things. They’re the target,” Brunson said. “And as long as you stay in the church and are quiet, then they’ll leave you alone — although I also think this is beginning to change.”
Expressing one’s faith outside of the church — especially views that are based on the Bible — is becoming more verboten, he noted.
“So, it seems there’s an effort to marginalize and silence and shame Christians,” he said.
Brunson outlined that you don’t see pushback in regard to other religions, citing, for example, that Muslim bakeries aren’t being asked create something that violates their beliefs.
“[Y]ou don’t get a lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender or queer activist going to a Muslim bakery in Dearborn, Michigan, demanding that this Muslim create a cake celebrating a wedding that he disagrees with, according to his belief in the Koran,” he explained. “I don’t think that Muslim should be pressured. I want them to have freedom of religion here. But the Christian is being pressured. So, I think that there is some hostility, especially toward Christians.”
Brunson said that he is concerned about the “growing hostility … to the Judeo Christian values that have shaped our culture” and believes that Christians need to be ready to take a stand to righteousness.
“It used to be more on the elitist fringe, but now it’s become much more mainstream,” he stated. “We need to prepare for that and have the mentality [of] ‘Are we going to stand for truth? Are we going to stand without shame or without apology for me as a Christian for my beliefs?’ I think it’s going to become increasingly difficult to do so.”
When asked if he believes pastors need to take a stand for religious liberty in the here and now, the longtime pastor answered in the affirmative, stating, “If they do stand, there will consequences [and] there will be opposition, but if they don’t stand, there will be much more serious consequences.”
Brunson also noted during his interview that if one looks at the history of the Church, religious liberty is rare. Christ’s followers have often been persecuted. And what Americans currently have is “so exceptional; it’s very unusual.”
2 Timothy 3:12 states, “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.”