Category: Commandments


The Word of the Lord is clear:  “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake:  but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.”  (Matthew 10:22 KJV)

As we move deeper into these last days, one thing will be clear, as difficult as it may be to believe.  We should trust no flesh.  Anyone, even your closest friend or companion, may betray you.

If you have ever watched theA Thief In The Night” film series (“A Thief In The Night” was, by the way, voted the top-rated Christian film of the 20th century), you may have a good understanding of to what I am referring.

When the choice is put before you by AntiChrist, to either accept the Mark of the Beast (which will enable you to buy food and other items necessary for your very existence), or not, then know also that many may secretly take the mark, without your knowledge, and may then betray you and turn you in to evil men for execution.  While pretending to love you or to, in fact, be a Christian, those you trust may betray you in order to save their own necks, although in the end, they will suffer eternal damnation because they will feel that their stomachs are more important than a committed relationship with Jesus Christ.

Over a lifetime, God has shown me that this is true.  As a firmly committed believer in Jesus Christ, I have found myself betrayed over and over again, by people I trusted and cared about.  And I could never figure out what I did to deserve it, until the Lord brought my attention to Matthew 10:22 and John 15:18-21.  Our world reveals to us that it hates anyone who believes and is committed to Jesus Christ.  Many believers are persecuted daily in countries throughout the world, and soon American Christians will have to face the same thing, in a big big way.

Most recently, a friend I trusted wholeheartedly and loved betrayed me, just to build herself up, to make herself feel important.  God revealed this to me, and I was shocked, believing this person would never betray me.  But God repeatedly confirmed that what He was telling me was true.  And observing the person’s behavior when around told me that, yes, it was indeed true.  The fact that this person is now avoiding me speaks volumes about her guilt in the matter as well.

As a sinner, I have never claimed to be perfect.  I have my own faults and weak areas where I struggle.  If someone judges me based on some adverse word or behavior, then that means they must believe themselves to be perfect when, in fact, we all know otherwise.  We are all sinners, which is why we should judge no one.  Only Jesus Christ lived a perfect life here on Earth.  And all of us struggle with our own areas we wish we could overcome.  So if someone betrays you based on something they don’t like about you, over some behavior you committed, some wrongful word you spoke, then that is wrong and is their problem, to be sure.

Yes, we are all sinners.  (Romans 3:23)  Admitting this to yourself, to God, and to others is a big step, for it reveals your maturity, honesty, and accountability to Christ.  Even if you are a born-again believer, your sinful nature still remains.  It is only through the help of the Holy Spirit, Jesus living in your heart, that you will overcome all that besets you.  But know that God will give you the victory in the end.

I easily relate to the Apostle Paul who stated in Romans 7:

“For we know that the law is spiritual:  but I am carnal, sold under sin.

“For that which I do, I allow not:  for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I…For the good that I would I do not:  but the evil which I would not, that I do.” (See verses 1-19 KJV)

As God has prepared me for this ministry, I have had to endure many betrayals from people I trusted.  I have had my car vandalised, my children attacked, endured harassments, false accusations, physical and verbal abuse and, most recently, the repeated burglary of my home, over a four-year-period.  I knew who was committing the crimes, yet the police botched everything, so the culprit is still at large, believing she will get away with everything she did to me.  Regardless, no matter how you look at it, all those who have betrayed me or done evil against me or hated me, for whatever reason, will receive their just reward in the end.  God’s Word says we will all give an accounting to Him on Judgment Day, for all of our sins, so know that all who betray you will not get away with that either.

While on earth, Jesus was betrayed by those who loved Him.  Peter, of course, believing he would never betray our Lord, said as much.  Yet, in the end, he did, much to his deep regret.  (Matthew 26:69-75)

Either way, the main point I am trying to make here is that you would be wise to guard your affections.  Trust no one except Jesus Christ, God.  It may be difficult but something you may be glad you did when difficult choices are put before you.  Anyone who does betray you may not really intend to.  But people are only human and cannot always predict how they will respond in any given situation.  When it comes to a matter of life or death, people may surprise themselves at their own choices and behaviors.

Regardless, we are taught by Jesus to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us.  (Matthew 5:44)  So regardless of the future, the important thing here is complete commitment and obedience to God.  And please, for your own sake, DO NOT TAKE THE MARK OF THE BEAST, no matter the cost to your stomachs.

“Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you; and ye shall be hated of all nations for My name’s sake,

“And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.”  Matthew 24:9,10 KJV

“And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolk, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.

“And ye shall be hated of all men for My name’s sake.

“But there shall not a hair of your head perish.”  (Luke 21:16-18 KJV)

“And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.”  (Matthew 10:36 KJV)

“The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother:  the mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”  (Luke 12:53 KJV)

“For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it:  neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:

“But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance,

“We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.

“Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell:  for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.”  (Psalm 55:12-15 KJV)

 

Refer to:

http://www.acts17-11.com/end.html

http://www.crossroad.to/Persecution/Scriptures.htm

http://www.reformedonline.com/view/reformedonline/6%20Peter%20Denies%20Christ%20Three%20Times.htm

http://www.bibleprophesy.org/666mark.htm

http://www.openbible.info/topics/mark_of_the_beast

http://www.openbible.info/topics/betrayal

 

 

 

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From the beginning, Satan has been a murderer and a liar. (John 8:44 KJV)

From the beginning, he has been jealous of God, of Jesus Christ, wanting to be like Him. He became prideful, thinking he was all that. (Isaiah 14:12-16; Ezekiel 28:12-19 KJV)

Satan wants the glory, to be worshipped and idolized, and he will do anything he can to get it. Even if it means deceiving entire nations.

Satan and his angels were kicked out of heaven after a great war against God and His angels. Since God is greater than that which He has created, Satan and his angels, his followers, were soon cast from Heaven and sent to earth. Since that time, Satan has been trying to turn men against God. He hates God and us, God’s creation, because we were created in God’s image. (Revelation 12:9 KJV)

SATAN IS POWERFUL AND ORGANIZED

Satan will do anything to destroy God’s plan for us. He will do anything to deceive us and lead us away from God and into Hell, his ultimate destiny. Hell is a place reserved specifically for Satan and his angels. But never for us. Hell was not meant for man. But, unfortunately, those who reject God, turn away from Him, reject Him and His commandments, will very well find themselves in Hell once they have passed from this life. (Matthew 25:41 KJV)

God loves us, all of mankind, even those who reject and hate Him. He does not want to see us punished for all eternity. And as a God of such compassion towards us, He has given us the ability to choose for ourselves whom we will serve, God or Satan?

Unfortunately, Satan has twisted the truth for centuries, leading many unsuspecting souls away from the one true God through lies and twisted doctrines, created by men with evil, self-centered motives. He, too, has an army of angels, albeit evil and twisted angels, at his disposal, which do his bidding.

Because of Satan and his minions, there are now many false religions and beliefs scattered throughout the earth. Entire nations have been deceived into believing that their religion and/or way of life is the true way, the right way. Of course, that is not true, as so many are finding out.

THE TRUE WAY TO HEAVEN AND SALVATION

I do not believe that people who die and miraculously come back to life have escaped death by mere chance. I believe God is truly giving such people a second chance to share His Truth, His Gospel with their people, their nation, so that they will not end up in Hell. God truly loves us and wants us in Heaven with Him, not in Hell with Satan and his evil hordes.

We, as sinners, must repent of our evil ways and be obedient to God. We must believe in our hearts that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, we must confess that belief before men, and we must believe that He now sits at the right hand of our Father in Heaven. This is the true way to Heaven, the way of true salvation. We must accept Jesus Christ into our hearts as Lord and Savior and be committed to Him forever. It is not hard. In fact, God made it so simple, you would be amazed, if you are not already saved. However, know that life is hard. That just because you are a believer in Jesus Christ does not mean that your life will be paved with roses. It will not. It may very well be a time of great testing, to see if you will remain committed to Jesus, or fall away at the slightest turbulence.

A true Christian will stand firm on God’s Truth and be willing to undergo anything. He will never deny Christ, if he can help it. He must be firmly rooted in God’s Word, practice what he learns, and love others and forgive those who hurt him. Not all of this is easy, believe me. But if you love Jesus, He will help you get through the storms and trials of your life. And He will not suffer you to be tempted above that which you are able. I have experienced this for myself. It seems that just at the moment you feel you cannot take anymore, God intervenes. Sometimes, when God was trying to teach me something, and I have squirmed or resisted His efforts, then I will finally submit to Him, and all the turmoil stops. Resisting is so much more difficult than going along with God in the first place. As He has told me, I have been headstrong about a few things and caused my own problems along the way. But that’s just me. (1 Cor. 10:13 KJV)

In this, the 21st century, knowledge is rampant. The Internet has made it possible now for all nations to know the Truth of Jesus Christ. Although Satan is using it to broadcast his lies and warped doctrines, know always that God’s power is greater. He will not allow Satan to win. Satan, after all, is also a created being. God will do anything He can to prevent Satan from usurping His Throne and His Glory.

GOD IS REAL

Through dreams and other means, God shares the Truth of His Majesty, to people of all nations. His Word, His Holy Scriptures, the Bible, is the main avenue through which the fallen come to know and love Him. It is also by word of mouth, through those He chooses to speak to. One way is to reveal Himself to those who have already died naturally, by accident, or by committing suicide. He gives some people a second chance to share the truth of what they have learned by these means as well, as morbid as that sounds. Since God is the God of the impossible, He can do anything He desires to bring about the Truth of Jesus Christ to the entire world. God also uses other believers to share His Truth with others. None of us are forced into believing. It is a choice we must make for ourselves.

Unbelievers often watch how professed Christians carry out their daily lives and are quick to attack then as hypocrites if they see any sign of disobedience or sin in their behavior. This is judgmental and stupid.

Believers in Christ are all at different levels in their walk with Him. It is a lifelong practice. No one can ever reach perfection because only God is perfect. The only difference between believers and nonbelievers is that believers are forgiven of their sins. It takes a lifetime for many to change, to become molded into Christ’s image. But with Jesus, some things may come immediately, others later. An alcoholic, for instance, may suddenly stop drinking, once becoming a believer in Jesus. A person who swears a lot may suddenly stop cursing. A person with deep-rooted anger issues may not overcome this for many years and may need deliverance. Satan attacks all people with different demons: arthritis, cancer, anger, hatred, etc. Demons may have to be delivered through the casting out of them by mature Christians who know how to do this. People may also be healed of certain illnesses through prayer. God is not just a God of the impossible, but a God of miracles. He has power over life and death. This is no secret.

THE DEMON PRINCE OF PERSIA

Meanwhile, our enemy, Satan, the deceiver of all mankind, our adversary, uses all weaponry at his disposal to confuse people, to lie to them, to deceive them, in order to get them to do his bidding.

The Middle East is a good example of this, unfortunately. Satan, through a demon prince, has corrupted an entire nation with his lies, through a false prophet. That liar is now in the bowels of hell, being punished for turning an entire nation against the Truth of Jesus Christ. He who does not believe in Jesus will always end up in Hell, for all eternity. Sad, but true.

And unfortunately, Satan also has great power which he can use to imitate Jesus. This will become much more evident during the last days, when he will try and deceive even the elect, if they are not wise to what is happening. Through the AntiChrist. (Revelation 13:14 KJV)

It is easy to identify nations under the power of Satan. They will hate all true believers in Jesus Christ. They will arrest them, torture them, even kill them. One major nation is under such a stronghold of Satan that they try and force people to follow their false religion, a false prophet (who is now in Hell, I might add), and a false god, who is in actuality a demon prince of Satan, by beheading those who refuse. This is malevolent and evil. A sure sign of a Satan-dominated religion. In this case, an entire culture. Unfortunately, this nation is blinded to the truth, by its false, corrupted doctrines and the powerful, demonic influence over them.

Satan knows that there is strength in numbers and is using an entire nation to carry out his evil, organized plan to dominate the world. This false religion will soon be at the heart of the One World Government, the New World Order, and the One World Religion. When AntiChrist commits the abomination of desolation referred to in Scripture, you will know that Satan is right where he intends to be, getting the idolatry and worship he craves, trying to pass himself off as a god, which he is not. (Revelation 13:4; Matthew 24:15; Daniel 9:27 KJV)

GOD ALLOWS US THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE

God is making Himself known throughout the earth, trying to bring as many people into relationship with Him as possible, before the coming Tribulation occurs, when AntiChrist comes to power. The second coming of Jesus Christ is imminent, and He would not see any of mankind lost. So please, before it is too late, accept Him into your heart. Establish that relationship with Him that will be a total blessing upon you. His love is powerful, and He is standing at the door knocking. Won’t you please answer it?

We are already experiencing the beginning of sorrows, but the time of the end is not yet. So prepare yourself and your families. Accept Jesus as Lord, and trust Him to guide your steps throughout the coming days. And stock up on necessary items that will help you survive what is to come. (Matthew 24:8; Mark 13:8 KJV)

God is real, alive, powerful, and gracious. To know Him is to love Him. In Him, there is no fear, because perfect love casts out all fear. So do not be afraid to go to Him. He is there, He is listening, He is waiting. (1 John 4:18 KJV)

“…Choose you this day whom you will serve…As for my and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15 KJV)

“How you are fallen from heaven,
O Lucifer, son of the morning!
How you are cut down to the ground,
You who weakened the nations!
For you have said in your heart:
‘I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
I will also sit on the mount of the congregation
On the farthest sides of the north;
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will be like the Most High.’” (Isaiah 14:12-14 KJV)

“The great dragon was cast out, that old serpent called the Devil, and Satan, which
deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out
with him.” (Revelation 12:9 KJV)

WITHOUT JESUS, ALL GO TO HELL.

For more information:

http://www.markbeast.com/satan/history-of-satan.htm

http://www.reviveisrael.org/2012/03-03-Daniel-Persia-and-Greece.html

http://www.truthnet.org/islam/Islam-Bible/8SpiritualIsam/Spirit-of-Islam.htm

http://ezinearticles.com/?Satan:-Master-Deceiver-and-Father-of-Lies&id=6343950

http://www.godonthe.net/evidence/satan.htm

http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/107123

http://focusonjerusalem.com/iraninbibleprophecy.html

http://www.amazingfacts.org/free-stuff/online-library/ctl/viewmedia/mid/447/iid/55/lng/en/7/the-abomination-of-desolation/sc/r.aspx

http://www.gotquestions.org/abomination-desolation.html

http://pastorjuan.com/2012/03/05/israel-prayer-watch-daniel-persia-greece-by-asher-intrater/

There are many who believe that just because they attend church, are active in church, or because they consider themselves good people, that they will go to Heaven when they die. Not true!

Only those who are faithful and obedient to God, who read and study His Word, who apply His Truths to their lives, who believe Jesus Christ (Yeshua) died on the cross for their sins and who believe that He now sits at the right hand of the Father in Heaven will go to Heaven when they pass from this life. A person must be a committed believer, one who has publicly confessed his/her belief, before men, in Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Only these true believers will gain entrance to Heaven.

If you do not believe that Jesus Christ died for you, if you have not confessed your belief to at least one other person, but go to church, help others, or are active in church, or who live as the world lives, drinking, gambling, whoring, etc, then you can be certain you will go to Hell when you die, not Heaven.

Your heart must be right with God. You must be obedient to what He commands us to do. If you have no love in your heart for others, even if you know Scripture inside and out, if you are walking in disobedience and rebellion toward God, then you are what is considered a Pharisee. Pretending to be a believer in Christ, yet not walking the walk with Jesus Christ does not cut it. Doing evil against others is definitely not the way to gain entrance to Heaven.

You must accept Jesus Christ into your heart as your Lord and Savior and have a personal relationship with Him. Scripture says that “Faith without works is dead.” (James 2:14-26) A true believer will love others, help others, and walk in direct obedience to God, because he/she truly loves God and others. A true believer will trust God and be faithful to Him, come what may.

And please understand that no one is perfect. Believers makes mistakes. The only difference is that we are forgiven of our sins. We must repent and turn away from our sins once we confess them before God. And mean it.

If you are helping others just to make yourself look good in the eyes of others, if you do everything for show and for no other reason, then you are wasting your time. Pretending to be a Christian and not walking in obedience with God will surely gain you eternity in everlasting hellfire.

Seek Him now before it is too late. The time is short. And death is final.

http://www.outsidethecamp.org/faithworks.htm

Followers of Jesus Christ were first called Christians at Antioch. (Acts 11:26) Unfortunately, the term now has negative connotations, thanks to some who call themselves Christians but may, in all actuality, be not.

Sadly, one of the main reasons people do not come to Christ is because of these so-called Christians.

It is because of these sorts of Christians that I call myself a believer in Jesus Christ, not necessarily a Christian.

So many times I have heard people complain about Christians because many behave as hypocrites, setting a bad example for others.

ARE YOU TRULY COMMITTED TO OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST?

I have experienced the behaviors, actions, words, and judgments of those other so-called Christians. I have been judged, falsely accused, slandered, hurt, and insulted by many who profess to know Christ. Yet it is hard for them to utter a word against me when I pray for someone who suddenly gets healed. Their words fall flat then, and their lies against me are revealed.

Most recently, a new minister of a local church came to my home to introduce himself. He had mistaken me for someone else. I am quite ordinary, so this happens all the time. But I introduced myself and instantly felt his snarl when I told him of my ministry. When I left him a moment to get him a business card, I heard him immediately say something nasty to his comrade, a kinder, gentler man.

I was invited to attend their church but, of course, because of what the minister had said behind my back, I decided not to waste my time, because of this so-called Christian. Sadly, the fact that the man is a minister makes this even worse for those truly seeking God.

The question is: How are people supposed to know our Lord if we act like unbelievers?

Granted, none of us are perfect. (Romans 3:10) That is impossible. But if one is fully and completely sold out to Jesus Christ (in Hebrew, Yeshua), totally committed to Him, then we may not be mistaken for an unbeliever.

Some label believers as hypocrites because they may not measure up to what an unbeliever thinks a true believer should be like. I often find this to just be an excuse for them to avoid God altogether. People who prefer living in sin use the word hypocrite freely and may not truly understand the meaning of the word or know what a true Christian really is. Again, it is just an excuse for them not to believe. Believers can just as easily label unbelievers as hypocrites or Satan worshippers, when even that may not be the case. Some unbelievers have just never been shown the way or even heard of Jesus Christ. And yes, this is possible, even in the 21st century. Believe it or not, there are people in remote parts of China who have never even heard of America before. So don’t think this isn’t possible.

THE LORD WILL GIVE US HIS GRACE FOR OBEDIENCE AND SELF-CONTROL

I am a sinner. I admit it. All of us stumble at one time or another, but if we confess our sins, God is willing and able to forgive us, if we are truly repentant. (1 John 1:9) However, I spend time with the Lord each day, trusting Him to help me, through His grace, to overcome all that besets me. This is the way to behave as a true believer. When one is saved, baptized with water and with fire, the Holy Spirit dwells in that person. It is He who gives us the ability to walk as God would have us to walk with Him. Not as evil sinners who choose to walk in our own way, as in the spirit of Self, but in the Spirit of God. It is God who will give us the self-control to behave as He would have us to, to walk as He would have us to, to live as He would have us to. To follow Him in true obedience, to the best of our ability. We must study His Word and pray daily, to learn the Truth of what He expects from us and to learn about Him.

Going to church on Sunday, just for appearances sake, is the mark of an unbeliever, one who has not truly given his or her life to the Lord Jesus Christ. Some may attend church because they were raised to this, never really learning about salvation. Churchgoing is just a habit to many.

Going to church, being active in all aspects available to a person, just to make oneself feel important, is also the mark of an uncommitted person. One who is truly committed and loves the Lord will desire to serve in any capacity to which God leads him or her, not for how it makes him or her look to others, but because s(he) want to obey and to please God.

Inviting fellow believers in Christ to your home, worming your way into their good graces, pretending you are sincere in your walk with God, is also a mark of an unbeliever. Are you truly interested in befriending a brother or sister? Or are you more interested in getting all the dope on that person so that you can use it against that person later, for whatever your motive is, or so that you can judge and spread rumors about the person later, whether true or false against that person? Is the itch to gossip burning away at you and you need fresh blood to slander or accuse because you love to do it? Clearly, this is the mark of an uncommitted person and is all too common in the churches today.

ORGANIZED RELIGION WAS NEVER WHAT GOD INTENDED

Yes, Christians throughout the centuries have done their part in turning away others from the Truth of Jesus Christ. With the help of the Adversary.

From the beginning, Jesus made it known that His followers were to assemble regularly with other believers, to support, uplift, and encourage our fellow brothers and sisters. To help them in any way they needed help. (Hebrews 10:35) Today, churches still carry out this command, to a point, but, unfortunately, not always in a way that is pleasing to God. Some only help the biggest tithers or those who follow the ‘buddy system’. If you aren’t in somebody’s clique, then you may just be out of luck. Sorry. You’re on your own, kid.

Satan has always been against God. That is common knowledge. But did you ever once realize that he is behind the initial dividing of God’s assembly of believers?

The Church was to be a unified group of believers, of one mind, one Spirit, one Body, one faith, one Lord, one baptism, and one God (and Father of all). (Ephesians 4:4) Satan, however, divided everything. Now, there are untold numbers of different faiths: Lutherans, Catholics, Methodists, Presbyterians, etc. There are different gods worshipped by many varied sects: Buddhists, Muslims, Satanists, etc. And because of these divisions, caused by the enemy of Christ, even His Truth, His doctrine has been distorted, mostly for man’s benefit, because man did not like what God’s Truth demanded from him. Man wanted to do what he wanted to, not what God told him to. Man is into Self. God is of the Spirit. True Christians will walk in the Spirit of God and follow His statutes, laws, commands, and precepts. Unbelievers follow their own paths and may practice evil or do good works. Either way, neither will get you into Heaven come Judgment Day. Only a personal relationship with Jesus Christ will do that.

IF ORGANIZED RELIGION IS OF GOD, THEN WHY IS EVERYONE CONFUSED AND GREEDY?

Many today, in the 21st century, are against organized religion. Because somewhere along the way, people have become hurt, confused, or angry at other so-called Christians or at the lies and hypocrisy prevalent in the Church today.

Since most churches and denominations and ministries have only one motive and one only – money – it is no wonder that people who are seeking God and His Truth are turning away from those who should be sharing it and demonstrating it.

In this day and age when millions are out of work and struggling to survive, to feed their families, etc, it is difficult for anyone to expect others to give money as freely as before. Granted, that does not mean we are not supposed to tithe. We are. But frankly, churches and ministries (who are also struggling to stay afloat) must not in anger or with wrongful motives turn away those seeking help from God and His Truth. Jesus Christ is a God of love, not greed.

I was sitting in a restaurant one day and overheard a shocking, hurt-filled conversation.
A man was sharing with a colleague that he was on the road for days at a time, earning a living. He told his friend that when he was in town, he attended church and always threw twenty bucks into the collection plate. But one day the minister came up to this man and told him that since he couldn’t be in church every week that he was no longer allowed to attend.

My reaction? One of shock and outrage! This was not a church of God, but clearly of Satan. Now, since the enemy has clearly divided God’s true Church, he is working on trying to turn people away from the churches, too. He is trying to convince people that there is no God to help us in times of need. That if we don’t give money to the church, then we are no longer welcome there and can no longer be a part of it. That we are not to assemble with other believers. Satan wants people to flounder and be lost, to die without God. Can you understand what I am saying? Satan does not want God in your life. And if you want Him, you have to give money, or suffer the consequences.

My friends, my heard bled for that man that day. This happened in my home town, and I could not believe what I had just heard. I went away wondering how many others had been shafted by a church they had probably attended their entire lives. Heaven forbid, people. This is NOT the way of Jesus Christ. God is NOT about money. And God casts NO ONE away who is seeking Him and His Truth.

JESUS CHRIST IS A GOD OF LOVE, OUR ONLY HOPE IN AN EVIL WORLD

I am not saying that every church professing God as their Source is walking in disobedience and is only out for money. But in this day and age, I am warning you to be careful because “your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour…” (1 Peter 5:8) Not all churches preach salvation and God’s Truth. Many denominations are preaching man-made doctrines that are confusing to people, asking ridiculous things from them, based on twisted lies from the enemy, who is intent on distorting the Truth of Jesus Christ. Cults do this as well.

If you are fed up with organized religion and tired of the hypocrisy among so-called believers, I suggest you seek God as to what true Christians He would have you assemble with, whether in your or another’s home, or in some other safe place, as a cell group, in these last days. The churches of the world are now open to government spies who are seeking to get information that can be used against you later, when the AntiChrist comes to power. You must be careful who you associate with.

SATAN HAS CORRUPTED THE TRUTH AND IS BEHIND ORGANIZED RELIGION

Americans would be shocked, perhaps ashamed, at how organized religion has corrupted the true Church of Jesus Christ here. We have tried to impose our twisted, sometimes corrupted ways upon other cultures, too, when, in fact, many of those cultures practice their faith in Jesus Christ in true fashion, based on the Truth of Scripture.

Many countries throughout the world, places like China, Korea, Pakistan, where true believers are persecuted and killed regularly for their faith in Jesus Christ, follow God’s Truth as it was meant to be obeyed. Underground churches are widespread in many places, and the body of believers in those countries, where the Bible and open worship of the true God of Heaven is illegal, can definitely show us a thing or two about assembling with other believers in love and harmony. Those people care for one another the way God wants us to. They share what they have to those in need, expecting nothing. They live the best they can as followers, true believers of Jesus Christ, based on their study of Scripture. And the numbers of believers in those countries are growing by leaps and bounds, unlike in America. Organized religion has turned many away from the Truth because of the disobedience and confusion prevalent in many churches and ministries in America today.

I am not against any of these religions. I grew up a Catholic and attended other denominations as I grew up and sought the Truth. The lies of the enemy are mixed with Truth. And there are always tares among the wheat. Most believe their hearts are in the right place. But we need to be sure we are walking in all Truth and doing all the Lord would have us do. If you are not being fed the Truth and leave church each week feeling lost, alone, misunderstand, sad, or hopeless about your life, then believe me, you are definitely in the wrong church. You need to assemble with true believers who are committed to serving Jesus Christ in all Truth, with true compassion for your fellow man, with humility and a heart for service. You should feel uplifted and joyful in spirit upon leaving church each week. Not miserable.

Even if you meet with two or three other faithful, committed believers in Christ, then you are assembling properly. “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20)

I pray you will seek God and all of His Truth. Forgive those who have hurt or wronged you and put the past behind you. Commit your life to following Jesus Christ, and trust Him to guide you in the way that you should go.

He does love you and has never once given up on you. In fact, He is knocking at your door right now…for those of you who choose to answer it.

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32 KJV)

For more information:

http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/articles/church_history/audi_first_called_christians.htm

http://www.christinyou.net/pages/confession.html

http://www.godfire.net/Assembly.html

http://www.faithmercyandgrace.com/one.shtml

The Roman Catholic Church is one of the oldest churches known to man. Yet it has a dark history that few know of or even want to acknowledge. If you doubt it, just go back to the time of the Inquisition. You will see then the evil the Catholic Church did. Although now the Church is telling you to view what happened with an open mind.

I am not sure how much evil has to be done to convince you that what the Catholic Church did then to people was for God’s benefit. The Catholic Church is merely trying to cover its evil activities for what was done then. None of the evil tortures they implemented then was for the glory of God. It was a matter of power, wealth, domination, and Satan’s power over man. It all related to ‘self’. And if you are a believer in God, in Jesus Christ, in the Holy Trinity, then you must lay aside ‘self’ and submit yourself to God, as Lord of your life. Many in the Roman Catholic Church have not done this, nor do they intend to.

I was a Catholic for over twenty years, so I know of what I write. I won’t need negative or slanderous/libelous comments to tell me otherwise. It is up to the Holy Spirit of God to reveal the Truth to you. And I pray that you will have an open mind as to the part the Roman Catholic Church is playing in these last days.

Now, don’t get me wrong. There are many good, God-fearing, loving believers in the Catholic Church. Many were born again through the Charismatic Movement. Many nuns and priests are born of God, too. However, many are not. In their ignorance, they still carry out and perform that which is not of God. They like all the pageantry, the colorful glass-stained windows, the sacraments and rituals. But many will ardently refuse to hear the truth, nor will they change. I know many people like that, those who are totally and completely sold out to the Catholic Church, just because they were raised in it and believe what has been taught them over the years. Yeah, well so was I, but God showed me the Truth, and I have never looked back. Nor have I regretted my decision to follow God in His Truth, in accordance with His perfect will.

IDOLATRY AND MARY WORSHIP IS FORBIDDEN BY GOD

Idolatry is a big clue that the Roman Catholic Church is not what it pretends to be.

Can you go into any Catholic Church and not see statues and other iconic symbols that the Bible strictly forbids?

And how many of you pray to dead people, deemed by the Catholic Church to be saints of God? Do you believe that men are able to discern people’s hearts so they can truly decide if someone is ‘saint-like’ enough to be considered one? The answer is no. Only God can see into a person’s heart, to know if a person is of purity, of pure motives. The Catholic Church was never given that distinction.

The worship of saints – albeit dead people – is not God-ordained. It is Catholic Church-ordained.

One of the worst sins the Catholic Church has committed is allowing the worship of Mary, the mother of God. That, too, is not of God. Years ago, the Catholic Church found itself losing members and financial backing. So, instead of seeking God on the issue, they decided to allow man to worship Mary, the mother of Jesus. They wanted to make men happy so they would not leave the Church. Thus, Mary-worship was instituted. This is an abomination to all that God deems holy and has commanded. A true church of God would never allow this or practice this.

Only God, the Almighty I AM, Lord Jesus (Yeshua), the Holy Spirit – the Holy Trinity of God – is to be worshipped.

Idolizing Jesus’ mother and those the Catholic Church deems worthy of being saints is forbidden by God. The second Commandment of God tells us this. Read your Bible – and not just a Catholic Bible.

And setting up little statues and statuettes in your house is considered idolatry by God. We are commanded by God to worship only God. Not Mary, and not one of the supposed saints. Making images of things in heaven or below is forbidden. (See again the second Commandment of God.) Praying to Mary or the saints is also sin.

Pray only to God and ask only in the name of Jesus Christ (or Yeshua or Yashua).

Even the image of Jesus Christ on a crucifix is not permitted, because that is idolatry. No one knows what Jesus looked like. Any image or picture of Jesus Christ is strictly taboo – forbidden by God.

If you are to have anything, a plain wooden cross would be allowed because it does not have the image of Jesus on it.

Images of angels are also forbidden. So for the many of you that collect angel figurines, etc, beware. You are committing a grave sin against God. Because God is a jealous God and will not suffer you to have graven images or worship those whose image is molded thereon. (See again the Second Commandment of God.)

CONFESS YOUR SINS TO GOD AND GOD ALONE

Another area where the Catholic Church is lacking involves the sacrament of confession.

In the Catholic Church, you are to confess your sins to a priest, who the Catholic Church has established as a mediator between God and man. FALSE.

JESUS CHRIST IS THE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MAN. You are to confess your sins to Him AND Him alone, not to a man; namely, a priest. And actually, I find confessing to God Himself much much easier than waiting in line at a confessional to tell some strange man every sin I am guilty of. The priest must battle daily with what he is told, probably being tempted himself to commit similar sins since they are in his mind all the time. The mind is Satan’s battlefield, so imagine what many priests are thinking, especially is they know who you are when you come to confession. I shudder just thinking about it. That would be humiliating and so embarrassing, you would never want to show your face to him again, most likely, depending on the nature of the sin. What you share is between you and God. That’s it.

BAPTISM BY IMMERSION – THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE WAY

Nowhere in the Bible does it say that we are to be baptized by the sprinkling of water, as the Catholic Church does. The truth is that baptism means being fully and completely immersed under water. Immersion is the only acceptable means by which we are to be baptized. Again, the Catholic Church has taken the easy way out and changed God’s Word to suit itself.

And baptizing infants is never mentioned in Scripture either. Babies are not able to choose between right and wrong at that young age. If you read your Bible, you will note that only adults, those able to choose whether or not they want to follow Jesus Christ, are baptized. And they were all baptized by immersion. Check it out for yourself.

THE POPE IS A FRAUD AND SO IS THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

Personally, I do know a few former priests and nuns. I learned from them that many out-of-wedlock children are born to nuns and priests. There is even confirmation that their bastard children are put into orphanages, for adoption by unsuspecting people seeking children of their own. I often wonder what these potential parents are told of the child’s history. It is probably kept hush hush. Heaven forbid if that knowledge should ever leak out to the world that, despite vows of celibacy within the Catholic Church family of priests and nuns, the majority of them have probably broken that vow.

To the further embarrassment of these supposed people of God, it is common knowledge, in the dark history of the Catholic Church, that from earliest times the Pope himself has had prostitutes brought in to satisfy his personal needs. Based on this aspect alone, one should realize that the Roman Catholic Church is nothing but a big FRAUD. It is not a church of God, but of Satan.

I know this is not what you or many Catholics want to hear, but it is all true.

And did you know that it is not God that the Pope is teaching its parishioners, its supporters, its people, to worship? It is Satan himself.

I firmly believe that the Pope, head of the Catholic Church, is one of two things: He is either the False Prophet spoken of in the Bible, in the Book of Revelation, or He is, in fact, the AntiChrist himself. (http://biblelight.net/index_1.htm)

Or it may also be possible that President Barack Obama is the Beast of Revelation 13 and the Pope the AntiChrist. All I do know from what the Lord has told me is that Obama is not the AntiChrist, but that he and his administration will be the ones to bring about his rise. (http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message850227/pg1)

There is much evidence out there to support these possibilities.

YOU WILL KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS

As I mentioned before, there are many good priests and nuns out there. Yes, they are good people, God-fearing, but not all are born of God. Yet a history of exorcisms demonstrates that some are of God. Much has been gained by those who have used their God-given gifts to exorcise unclean spirits and other demons.

But what one must keep in mind is that Satan is also a liar and the father of it. Not all who perform miracles are of God. And we must be careful in judging others and condemning them. This is forbidden by God. In the end-times, the AntiChrist will perform many such miracles, trying to imitate the God he despises. And Scripture says that, if it were possible, even the elect may be deceived by him, if we are not careful. (Mark 13:22) So I caution you not to trust some who pretend to be children of God and true believers. (http://www.biblelight.net/satan.htm)

Scripture says that by their fruits you shall know them (Matthew 7:16). If you are careful to watch and discern and pray, you will be able to tell, most likely, if a person is truly of God or of the enemy. We can already see that Obama is not a man of God. He is a man of lies, a man of Satan. Although he is charismatic and good looking and intelligent, he is no different than many other politicians out there. But whether he is a False Prophet or anything else remains to be seen. I can only share what I believe in my heart may be true. It is up to you to do your homework and learn the Truth for yourself.

THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE END-TIMES

There is so much information out there regarding the truth of the Catholic Church, I see no point in writing a book about it. My main purpose in sharing this article is to alert you to the fact that no good can come of being a part of this evil entity.

I strongly advise you to check out the links below, especially this one: http://jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/false_religions.htm#rc, which holds so much information on the Roman Catholic Church you will be astounded.

As regards these last days, know that being a part of the Catholic Church is to be part of Satan’s empire. My advice to all Catholics or those considering joining with the Roman Catholic Church, is to get out of this Church and stay away. Leave it, and do not look back.

The Book of Revelation, chapter 17, clearly talks about the city that sits upon the seven hills, Rome, or as we know it to be, The Vatican – the woman – the “great whore’ that has committed spiritual fornication in the eyes of God.

The Roman Catholic Church is not a Church of God.

Believe it.

“…I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, … and here is the mind which hath wisdom. …The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.” (Revelation 17: 7, 9)

“So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness:  and I saw a woman … and the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls.” (Revelation 17:3, 4)

For more information:

http://www.cuttingedge.org/News/n2029.cfm

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/vatican/esp_vatican38.htm

http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/history/world/wh0029.html

http://biblescripture.net/Commandments.html

http://www.keyway.ca/htm2003/20030319.htm

http://biblelight.net/index_1.htm

http://biblelight.net/antichrist.htm

http://www.aloha.net/~mikesch/666.htm

http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message850227/pg1

http://jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/false_religions.htm#rc

http://www.chick.com/bc/1999/vatican.asp

http://www.escapeallthesethings.com/pope-benedict-xvi-ratzinger-antichrist-false-prophet.htm

http://www.popebenedictantichrist.com/

http://history.howstuffworks.com/european-history/spanish-inquisition3.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Inquisition

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/esp_vatican.htm

http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Side-Christian-History/dp/0964487349

http://jubilee2012.50webs.com/the_hidden_empire.htm

http://www.aloha.net/~mikesch/wheel.htm

Are You Guilty Of Cheating?

Just days ago, this writer was discussing with another the way the elderly are often cheated by people. Two days later, she became witness to the very thing they had been discussing.

An elderly woman and a friend walked into a store in Wellington, Kansas and were greeted by a male employee.

The two ladies went about their business, selected a few groceries then headed to the check out. The first woman checked out with no problem. The second, however, didn’t fare so well.

The older woman handed the cashier, the same man who had earlier greeted them, the money to cover her bill, which was less than eleven dollars.

When the man returned her change, the elderly woman immediately realized the man had shorted her by several dollars.

“Sir,” she asserted in a firm, angry tone, “I gave you two ten-dollar bills.”

The man blushed and was quick to make excuses, yet he made no apology for his mistake. His obvious discomfiture at having been caught cheating this woman gave evidence that he had tried to do so deliberately.

“I was always taught to lay the bills on top of the register,” she told him, still angry. She repeated this again before finally getting a response from the man. Still making no apology, the man sheepishly replied that he had been taught the same thing. His overall demeanor only served to confirm his guilt at having tried to cheat the woman. She was furious at the man’s audacity, and she had good reason to be.

Jesus made it clear that God did not approve of people being cheated.

Scripture reads “…Thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have: that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto the Lord thy God.” (Deuteronomy 25:15-16 KJV)

Dishonesty and crime continues to grow by leaps and bounds in these end-times. Morality is at an all-time low.

As believers, we must treat others with honesty and fairness, teaching our children to do the same. As role models, it is important that we display what is right and just in the Lord’s eyes.

Anything else would be deceitful and a lie.

“Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.” (Leviticus 19:11 KJV)

Refer to:

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0020_0_20697.html

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2757593/bible_verses_about_honesty.html?cat=34

http://encouragingbiblequotes.com/versesworka.html

People often relate money to God.

But it is man who has made going to church all about money, not God. Yet some ministries and churches in Wellington, Kansas and elsewhere place emphasis on money.

God should be first in your life.

His desire is not for money, but a place in our hearts.

While sitting in a restaurant, a man was overheard telling someone what had been done to him. You could hear the pain and disbelief in his voice.

The man’s job kept him on the road. He said that whenever he was in town, he would attend church and put twenty dollars into the collection basket.

That morning, the minister approached him and told him not to come back to church. He said that since the man wasn’t there every week, there was no point in his coming back. The man was ousted from his church, one he had faithfully given money to, out of the goodness of his heart, probably for most of his life.

Since he wasn’t able to give money every week, he wasn’t worthy of attending this church. No matter the man’s efforts to do what was right, when possible. It all boiled down to money.

Friends, this should not happen. Ever.

God accepts us for who we are. He doesn’t care if we are rich or poor. Like the widow, referred to in Luke 20:45-21:1-4, even if all we can afford to give is two pennies, if you are giving from the heart, then you are giving in accordance with God’s will. No man should dictate what a person is to give.

If you are attending a church that places its emphasis on money, then it would be best if you left that place anyways because clearly the Lord’s presence is not in that church.

Remember, God looks on the heart, not on how much money you give, how many church dinners you’ve served, or how many choirs you’ve been in. (1 Samuel 16:7 KJV)

Remember, God is not about money, but more about the state of our hearts than anything.

Because that is what God looks at.

“Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7 KJV)

Refer to:

http://www.jesuswalk.com/lessons/20_45-21_4.htm

http://www.lgchurchofchrist.com/She%20Gave%20all%20she%20Had.htm

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080313085403AAMCnfY

http://thedailybibleverse.blogspot.com/2009/03/1-samuel-167-lord-does-not-look-at.html

http://www.christianpf.com/money-in-the-bible/

The annual Wheat Festival in July, in Wellington, Kansas, brings to mind the importance of wheat in Scripture.

Matthew 13:24-30 (KJV) reads:

 24Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

 25But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

 26But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

 27So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

 28He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

 29But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

 30Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

As we go about our daily routines, believers must keep in mind that the enemy is among us and will do anything to destroy us. By planting seeds of doubt or confusion into our thoughts, it would be easy for us to be led astray into believing lies or practicing wickedness.

We must be ever watchful and alert to the wiles of the enemy against us. When someone tries to convince you that what he believes is the truth, go to the Lord’s Truth to convince yourself that the enemy is trying to use that person to turn you away from God. You must not let him.

Satan’s attempt to plant tares among the wheat is a common activity of his and his demons of lies and accusation. Yet Scripture affirms that at the Lord’s harvest, the tares, our enemies, will be bundled up and burned, while the wheat, God’s people, will be gathered into His barn, His kingdom. The tares will be no more; the wheat will continue to exist.

We must hold fast to God and His Truth. Keeping our eyes on Him will help us to discern what is right or wrong.

For more information:

http://www.biblestudysite.org/

http://www.naves-topical-bible.com/WHEAT.html

http://www.missionarlington.org/d/LOC06-28-TheGrainofWheat.pdf

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080703044129AAumQx1

http://www.bibletools.org/index.cfm//fuseaction/Topical.show/RTD/CGG/ID/3491/Wheat-Chaff-imagery-.htm

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