Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Can You Hear Me Now?

   FORGIVE ME if I have a little attitude this morning. So many now are talking about the "Blood Moons" and the total solar eclipses as signs of coming judgement. Well, better late than never! Over a decade ago I did a series on my public broadcast show on End-Time Ideas,  which included a chapter called, "The Final Sign".  It dealt with one of the most often repeated prophecies in Scripture; here is Peter's telling of it on the day of Pentecost: "And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: the sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the LORD come:"
   This prophecy is all through the Bible,  and it's good that people are talking about it now, but back in the day, everyone was like"Pre-Trib Rapture! Party Time!" Back when I was studying for my ordination in the Foursquare Church (which I didn't get), I learned the Church's creed is that there's not one more prophecy that needs to be fulfilled before the Rapture can happen. And that's what most Christians here believed. Just look how many prophecies have been fulfilled in the past 10 or so years!
   Remember Joseph's dream about the Sun and Moon bowing down to him? Jacob asked, "Shall I and your mother and brothers indeed bow down to you?" Not exactly: Rachel died from complications after she delivered Benjamin. The deeper prophetic meaning of this dream will be fulfilled when Christ returns, and the sun & moon will surrender to the True Light (Revelation 22:5) Don't you all realize there's no way we can have a solar eclipse, and a lunar eclipse at the same time? Think about it.
    And why are you all so surprised and shocked the the U.S. is turning against Israel? Does not the Scripture tell you Satan's "aliens" (unclean spirits like frogs) will gather ALL NATIONS against Israel? Do not the Prophets tell us the king would break his covenant? This ain't news, folks, and it sure ain't time to panic. Everything is going exactly the way the Bible always said it would. Not the way the "Bible Prophecy Experts" said, 'cuz according to them, the Rapture was scheduled for 1988.
   Well, some of you didn't listen to me back then: you're smarter than me, and holier, more righteous, I get it. I was telling folks for years we would be here during the Tribulation. You ought to have listened to me. Maybe you'll listen now. What I'm telling you is, God hasn't retired & He didn't resign. He protected His chosen from the Egyptians, the Babylonians, the Persians, the Romans, the Catholic Church, the Communists & Nazis; shall He not keep us also in the days of the AntiChrist? Did not our Lord promise He would be with us even unto the end of this age?
   God doesn't change, folks. It's time to stir up our faith in the God of Elijah, of Daniel, of Moses, of Joseph, of David, of Paul, and of John. Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the hearts of man the things that God has prepared for those that love Him. Jesus will call His Two Witnesses, He will seal the 144,000, He will do great & mighty things you know not! BELIEVE! 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Whole World in His Hands!

Kurios Theos Pantokrator...do you understand what this means? Yes, the literal translation from the Greek would be Lord God Almighty or Lord God Omnipotent, but what does that really mean? It means that our God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, is Absolute Ruler of the universe; There is none higher than He; He needs no one's permission or approval to do anything He wishes!
   Realize that all the forces of nature- known and unknown- are His to command. A few examples:
He sendeth forth His commandment upon earth: His word runneth very swiftly. He giveth snow like wool; He scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. He casteh forth His ice like morsels: who can stand before His cold?  Psalm 147:15-18
And it shall come to pass in that day, That the Lord shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria, and they shall come... Isaiah 7:18
...and though they be hid from My sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them. Amos 9:3 
And the Lord shall utter His voice before His army: for His camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth His word... Joel 2:11
In His hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is His also. Psalm 95:4
He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth; He touches the hills and they smoke. Psalm 104:32
The silver is Mine, the gold is Mine, saith the Lord of hosts. Haggai 2:8
   And as if this weren't enough, remember God can also turn His enemies against one another! Am I worried that the rulers of this world have all the money, write the laws, and direct the military? To God they're just a drop in the bucket (Isaiah 40:15) So they're all going to team up with the Devil to fight God? Is He scared? Should you be? "He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision." writes the Psalmist (Psalm 2:4-5).
   Listen, the devil may think he has Christians figured out, but he doesn't have Christ figured out! God has stuff we haven't even imagined yet (1 Corinthians 2:9), and we don't even understand all the prophecies- they're sealed until the end! Bottom line, our God ultimately holds all the power. Remember who you are and Whose you are. 
Grace and peace always, and in all ways.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

With Their Boots On

   Twenty-one Coptic Christians were taken captive and put to death because they would not renounce Christ and serve Allah. Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints. Indeed, these are dangerous times we're living in. But we have hope, folks. We ain't in this thing to lose! Mordecai asked Esther,  "...and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" It's no mistake we're here at this time!
   Jesus posed this challenge: "Nevertheless, when the Son of Man cometh, shall He find faith on the earth?" I want the answer to be YES! Guys, it ain't time to give up; it's time to remember who we are and Whose we are! Speaking by Isaiah the Prophet, God says:
Fear not, for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art Mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee; when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I AM the LORD thy God... Isaiah 43:1-3
   Did He not tell Joshua, "There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life; as I was with Moses, so will I be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee" ? The same God Who was mighty in the ark of the covenant is just as mighty in the people of the New Covenant! When he said, "Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world", he didn't mean "a little greater" or "barely greater", he meant WAAAAAAAAAAAY greater!
   God's not going to evacuate us, nor will He let the devil trample us into the dirt! May I remind you that in every age and in each dispensation, God has raised up faithful servants to fulfill His purpose on the earth? Shall He not do so now also in these final days? Jesus encouraged the church of Smyrna, "Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer..."
Isn't He going to seal His 144,000 servants, and raise up His Two Witnesses? And God has a purpose & plan for each of US!
   I hear so many always talking about everything the Devil's doing, or claims to be doing. I'm not going there, I ain't his P.R. man. My gig is to remind you God hasn't thrown in the towel, and neither should we! We have a Friend That sticks closer than a brother; and Jesus will be with us even to the end of this age.
   Obama & the DHS say Christians are a bigger threat than ISIS. YOU GOT THAT RIGHT, MISTER! We are a threat to Satan and his kingdom, and it's about time we started believing that & acting like it. If God be with us, who can be against us? There is no reason God can't use any of us just as He used Esther, Joshua, Moses, Noah, Elijah, David, Samson, Daniel, or Enoch.
   I leave you with Revelation 17:14 "These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them; for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful."  How I want to be in that number!