ARTICLES


The Wretched Man That I Am
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Matthew 6:19-21 (KJV)


I have been on an extended hiatus from writing, during which time I have gone through much self-reflection. God has been forced to show me things about myself that if I’d had the choice I’d rather not know. But it was only through this ugly look in the mirror that I could fully understand just how amazing God’s grace is. You see, even though I preached that I was, and am a miserable wretch, I still held on to certain things in my heart that were not pleasing to God. These are the worldly dreams that so many ‘Christian’ teachers tell you to follow. “Follow your dreams” the world tells you. No, follow Jesus! The hopes and dreams of our hearts should all be directed towards the next life, not this one.



How Can We Truly Love Our Enemies?
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Matthew 5:44 (KJV)


Love your enemies. Three words that are so easy to say, but in practice can seem impossible to do. How does one even begin to love their enemies? I can tell you how, but it is a deep spiritual truth that you just may have difficulty in accepting. Right off the bat you need to know that it is in direct opposition with the mindset that we are all ‘King’s kids’ and thus entitled to receive a steady stream of blessings in perpetuity without any struggles in this world. Indeed, we are children of the King of the Jews, however our lot in life is to be servants, not spoiled brats.



What Will Happen After The Rapture (Part II)
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
Daniel 12:4 (KJV)


In the book of Daniel we see that he was given a glimpse of the things that will happen in the future, without the understanding of what they were. He pressed God for the answer, however the understanding of these things was sealed up until the time of the end. Is there any doubt that we are in that time right now? Accordingly, our understanding of certain prophecies is now being unsealed. What an interesting time we live in!



What Will Happen After The Rapture (Part I)
Prophecy is something that has interested me since I was very young, however until I fully turned over my life to Christ understanding of it eluded me. God by the grace of His precious Holy Spirit has shown me some of what is going to happen after the rapture of the church, but before I get into it I’d like to first talk about exactly who will be left behind, and why.

In these end times there are so many false Christs being presented to the world that many are being deceived. If the people who call themselves Christians would actually practice the faith and search the scriptures for themselves instead of farming all their spiritual discernment out to false shepherds, the church wouldn’t be in the mess it is today. What they don’t seem to understand is one devastating fact; most of them will be left behind when the rapture of the church occurs.



What Thinking Outside "The Box" Means for Christians
I roll my eyes when most people talk about thinking 'outside the box'. Why? Because although we have this feigned reverence for those who think outside of it, more often than not, when they actually do, we mock them to scorn. Just what is ‘the box’ exactly? After all, before we can think outside of it we must first define what 'the box' is, and its boundaries. To me, the boundaries are where the average person draws the line between what is possible and what isn't, can we agree on that?

A lifetime of experience has shown me that for most people this box is not only very, very small, but is completely dictated by what the media tells us. We might be tempted to say that what our peers think is also important, but since their perception is also tainted by what the media tells them, the end result is the same.



Understanding the Transgender Agenda
Before I go on I would like to give you a certain tidbit of information that after much research and scripture study I have found helpful in understanding certain doctrines. At a very young age we become indoctrinated into what I like to call ‘binary thinking’, which is the idea that every possible societal problem can be reduced (coagula) to two schools of thought. This is often referred to as the Hegelian dialectic which is most easily expressed as “Problem > Reaction > Solution”. Here’s an example ripped straight from recent headlines:

PROBLEM: SCHOOL SHOOTINGS
REACTION: STUDENTS MARCH DEMANDING A (PURILE) SOLUTION
SOLUTION: STRICTER GUN CONTROL, LEADING TO CONFISCATIONS



There is Power in the Blood!
Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
John 6:53-56 (KJV)


With this article I would like to convey what I feel the Lord is showing me about consuming blood. I think I speak for most of us when I say the whole idea of drinking Jesus’ blood doesn’t seem to be terribly appealing. However, for those of us with eyes to see we can discern that He probably had very good reason for using it as an allegory for salvation. For the ‘scripture detectives’ out there, when we find something a little unusual like this we get excited because we know we are about to embark upon another adventure in scripture where we end up with yet a deeper understanding of God’s precious Word.



Putting the #MarchForOurLives in Perspective
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
1 Corinthians 13:11 (KJV)


When I was a nine-year-old back in the early 70s I saw a bumper sticker that really crystalized for me the absurdity of gun prohibition. It read: “If Guns Are Outlawed Only Outlaws Will Have Guns”. Make no mistake, it should be referred to as gun prohibition, not gun control. But “control” sounds so much nicer, doesn’t it? The truth is that any type of control requires either taking guns away from certain citizens, or preventing them from ownership.



I Am Barabbas!
I rejoice every time the Holy Spirit sees fit to reveal some new truth to me. It certainly isn’t due to my being a ‘good person’. It’s such a tragedy that so many sinners feel they must first ‘get their lives in order’ before they pursue God. You see, as counterintuitive as it may seem, if even one of us were any good God would not have anything to offer us.

If only this fact that none of us are any good would truly permeate the hearts of those who seek God, damnable heresies would not be the spiritual epidemics they are today. Prosperity preaching, Eternal Security and even the Hebrew Roots cult, who in trying to keep the Law spits on the cross of Christ would be vanquished. The Laodicean church needs a complete attitude change before it is too late! (read Revelation 3:14-22 KJV)



How Should Christians Interact with Homosexuals?
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Romans 1:26-27 (KJV)


Christians who don’t know their bibles like to claim that the idea of homosexuality being a sin is antiquated and only present in the Old Testament. However, as we see above, that is clearly not the case.



Revelation of the Method & Implied Consent
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
John 4:23-24 (KJV)


Do you want to enjoy life as much as possible, or do you want the truth no matter what the cost? Because you can’t do both. As Christians, the quest for truth in this world is centered around the Holy Spirit. Indeed, He is called the ‘Spirit of truth’ for good reason.



The Churches are All Infiltrated!
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Hebrews 10:23-25 (KJV)


Although I have often mentioned the infiltrated churches, I never went into detail as to why we shouldn’t be attending these places. In keeping with the spirit of the above scripture passage many attend services at places they sense are not preaching the pure Word of God, just to be obedient. Of these, many are living in denial of that fact. One part of the problem is that the meaning of the word “church” has been corrupted. When we go to Gods Word, the King James Version, we quickly notice that this word represents not a place, but a certain body of believers.



    

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