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Thursday, May 24th, 2012 | Author:

1 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.2For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, 4treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. 6For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, 7always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected in regard to the faith. 9But they will not make further progress; for their folly will be obvious to all, just as Jannes’s and Jambres’s folly was also. 2 Timothy 3:1-9 NASB

It is interesting when we come to the word “unloving” in this text. The Greek is more accurately translated, “without natural affection.” What this means is that the kind of love many will have is not NATURAL but UNNATURAL. Instead of parents and others loving their children and caring for them, these people want to exploit the children sexually, ie unnatural affection. There is no love in child pornography or child molestation, it is driven by a twisted mind that craves sexual fulfillment in ways that God forbids.

My opinion on child molestation is that when found guilty two things should happen” 1. at least a 25 year prison term without parole and 2. chemical sterilization so that they will not harm another child when they get out. There is nothing cruel about this, the cruelty is the devastating affect on the child. I read an article some years ago by a doctor in New York who did a ten year research project on molested children. Her conclusion was that “the children are murdered morally and spiritually.” She was not a Christian so her conclusions were not from a biblical perspective.

Folks, especially those who live in California, this attack on innocent children must stop. It is time for Californians and others to register and vote in the upcoming election. Those who promote homosexual rights and the lowering of the age of consent must be voted out of office and those elected must remove these laws from the books. This goes for heterosexuals as well.

But will you??? I truly hope so. I certainly will, and I will do it without an ounce of hatred for the person.

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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 | Author:

“Has the LORD as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and insubordination is as the iniquity and idolatry.” 1 Samuel 15:22-23a NASB

God takes obedience as far more critical than the sacrifices that may be made. Far too often today, Christians are flirting with the world, the flesh and the devil, the three great enemies of the believer. Far too many are choosing to do as they please while totally ignoring God’s command to OBEY Him.

There is a payday coming when God will deal with rebellion and it will be sooner than we think. With the acceptance of homosexuality and other forms of sexual immorality running rampant even in the church, the LORD is not slow to bring His wrath on disobedient children, as we have seen over and over in the history of Israel. The operative word is REPENTANCE. To repent is to do a 180 and turn away from sin and turn to Him in love and obedience. Obedience is almost a lost word among feel good preachers today. It might offend someone, they say. Well, sin is OFFENSIVE to God and He will not long tolerate blatant disobedience from His people.

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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 | Author:

Among the so-called feel good preachers, there are many words and passages of Scripture that they skip over or leave out all together these days. Here is one in particular.

Matthew 25:41 NASB “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels.”

I genuinely grieve in my spirit for these preachers who are so afraid that the Word of God will offend someone that they choose to ignore a large portion of Scripture that people desperately need to hear. We have a crisis of unbelief today because of this neglect. I love pastors and would do anything for them. I can state my feelings without any ill feelings at all. I feel that God is also grieving over this neglect.
What will it take to jar they out of this stupor? The following passage describes where most churches are today.

“Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord GOD, “When I will send a famine on the land, not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, but rather for hearing the words of the LORD. People will stagger from sea to sea and from north even to the east; they will go to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, but they will not find it.” Amos 8:11-12 NASB

I have spoken to so many Christians who told me that they have searched and searched, in their city, to find one church that teaches the Word of God. There are some who remain faithful, but they are far too few.

We must pray for a heaven sent revival like those we read about in Scripture and in recent history. Only God can bring His church back to being on fire for truth.

“If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:31b-32 NASB

So, since this is the only key to true freedom, we must preach and teach the whole Bible to everyone who will listen.

PS: We are also in the mode of labeling people as bigots, hate mongers etc. for simply disagreeing with people. I find this intellectually dishonest. For centuries, Americans have been able to express their thoughts privately or publicly in order to arrive at the truth. Today, truth is not the goal in far too many cases. If you disagree with what the Bible calls sin you obviously hate people. This too grieves me as we are commanded to speak the truth in love. If good men and women do nothing, evil prevails. We must stand up for the truth even in the storms of criticism.

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 | Author:

22 While they were celebrating, behold, the men of the city, certain worthless fellows, surrounded the house, pounding the door; and they spoke to the owner of the house, the old man, saying, “Bring out the man who came into your house that we may have relations with him.” 23 Then the man, the owner of the house, went out to them and said to them, “No, my fellows, please do not act so wickedly; since this man has come into my house, do not commit this act of folly. 24 Here is my virgin daughter and his concubine. Please let me bring them out that you may ravish them and do to them whatever you wish. But do not commit such an act of folly against this man.” 25 But the men would not listen to him. So the man seized his concubine and brought her out to them; and they raped her and abused her all night until morning, then let her go at the approach of dawn. 26 As the day began to dawn, the woman came and fell down at the doorway of the man’s house where her master was, until full daylight. Judges 19:22-26

“Tell us, how did this wickedness take place.” Judges 20:3b

“… for they have committed a lewd and disgraceful act in Israel.” Judges 20:6b

This story is very much like the story of Genesis 19 where the two angels visited Lot. He also offered his two virgin daughters to the attackers at the door. They wanted the men, not the women and proceeded to try and tear down the door. The angels struck them all with blindness and the incident was ended. In this story the incident did not end so peacefully. They took the man’s concubine and raped her through the night until they killed her. The man cut her into twelve pieces and sent a piece to each of the tribes. They gathered for war against Benjamin and ultimately came near to wiping this tribe out because of their perversion.

Sexual perversion brings the judgment of God on a city because the perversion is so intrenched that He will bring His judgment on them. When the dust settled Benjamin was few in number. The other tribes vowed to not let any of their daughters marry them so, as chapter twenty tells us, brides were given to them by unusual means.

Would to God that America wakes up before similar destruction is leveled against us. It is not just homosexuality that is the problem. We have rampant heterosexual perversion also. All you have to do is visit the magazine stand or watch a sit com on TV to see just how sex crazed our nation has become. New York has now passed a bill that allows the viewing of child pornography with no penalty. Look for the other coast to follow suit. The legalizing of homosexuality and the push for gay marriage may just be the final straw for this nation.

When was the last time you heard a pastor speak on such topics? The problem is laid at the feet of pastors and teachers in the church. Thank God for those pastors who still have the spine to deal with horrific sin today. They are my true heroes hands down. Would to God that He send a sweeping revival into His church NOW. We desperately need it before we lose everything our forefathers and mothers have sacrificed to give to us and our kids.

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Sunday, May 13th, 2012 | Author:

From the autobiography of Ben Franklin on his religious beliefs.

“I had been religiously educated as a Presbyterian; and, though I early absented myself from the public assemblies of the sect, Sunday being my studying day, I never was without some religious principles. I never doubted, for instance, the existence of the Deity; that he made the world, and governed it by his providence; that the most acceptable service of God was the doing good to man; that our souls are immortal; and that all crime will be punished, and virtue will be rewarded, either here or hereafter.”

It is interesting to hear those who have an axe to grind against our founding fathers, say that Franklin was an atheist. Well, his own words would refute that idea. The signers of the Declaration of Independence were very spiritual men, many holding theological degrees.

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Saturday, May 12th, 2012 | Author:

The LORD made it crystal clear to Israel that they were to pass on the Word of God to the next generation diligently, as we see in the following passage.

“Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:4-9 NASB

What happens if they fail this task?

“All that generation also were gathered to their fathers; and there arose another generation after them who did not know the LORD, nor yet the work which He had done for Israel. Then the sons of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD and served the Baals, and they forsook the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods from among the gods of the peoples who were around them, and bowed themselves down to them; thus they provoked the LORD to anger.” Judges 2:10-12 NASB

Notice that their fathers, in the previous chapter, failed to obey God’s commands completely, with only a few exceptions, and set the stage for the failure of their children. If we look at history we see this pattern over and over, especially in Israel. The parents were told to rid their territories of all the pagans and their false gods, but we see a series of partial obedience and this led to the downfall of the generation who knew not God.

The situation in America today is the result of this very problem. Today, we have many young preachers who have been taught by many older preachers that they should avoid using certain words when they preach and teach. This is in essence dumbing down the congregation and then political correctness takes precedent over the Word of God leading to apostasy and compromise.

It was interesting to read the Texas Baptist newspaper about a survey taken among Protestant pastors and their congregations. The question was: “If a person is sincerely seeking God, he/she can obtain eternal life through religions other than Christianity.”

77% of pastors strongly disagreed, 7% somewhat disagree, 7% somewhat agree and 5% strongly agree. AMAZING!

Among the people who attend a Protestant church: 48% strongly disagree, 9% somewhat disagree, 16% neither disagree nor agree, 13% somewhat agree and 13% strongly agree.

Do you see the problem? We have people in the pews who have been dumbed down by feel good preaching because of the pastor’s unwillingness to teach the WHOLE Bible. The pastors, for the most part, believe the Bible while their congregations are all over the place.

Among the congregation we find 42% either on the fence or outright disagreeing with solid Bible truth. Now, where will this lead the NEXT generation of Americans IF we do not see an revival among our pastors?

Folks, this is as serious as a heart attack!!! When will those who know better hold their soft preacher’s feet to the fire or see that he is released from service? This sounds harsh but the future generation is at stake. The very future of America is in the hands of pastors NOW. I have written much over the years on this topic and plead with God daily for a massive revival in His church and then a Third Great Awakening that will sweep multiplied millions into the Kingdom of God. It all begins with you and prayer. Cry out to our Holy God to bring this about now.

“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man (woman) availeth much.” James 5:16 KJV

Prayer does not equip you for greater works.
Prayer is the greater work. —- Oswald Chambers

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Monday, May 07th, 2012 | Author:

As I was reading the Word the other day, with my Hebrew Bible at my side, I decided to look up the word priesthood to see what it was. To my surprise, it was the word I have listed just below. So, let’s take a look at this interesting word.

Kehunnah: as in THE BIG…
kehunnah: priesthood

Original Word: כְּהֻנָּה
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Transliteration: kehunnah
Phonetic Spelling: (keh-hoon-naw’)
Short Definition: priesthood

Now, inquiring minds want to know STUFF, so I did some searching as to the origin and meaning of the Hawaiian word Kehunnah. Here is what I found.

Today this is a surfing term from the Hawaiian islands, but what is the origin of the term? I find it very interesting that the word is found in Numbers 16:10, and other places, in the word kehunnah which is translated priesthood.

If we trace it forward, we find that the same word is used in Hawaii for medicine man/ PRIEST. Isn’t that interesting? One is led to believe that the Polynesian people had no contact with other people outside the Pacific Far East, but here we have the same word and same meaning far predating the Hawaiian word and both mean priest. Seems that someone took the word to the Polynesian people, huh?

Now you know something that the vast majority of people are unaware of and that it did not originate for surfers.

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Sunday, May 06th, 2012 | Author:

Karma:

1 often capitalized : the force generated by a person’s actions held in Hinduism and Buddhism to perpetuate transmigration and in its ethical consequences to determine the nature of the person’s next existence

I heard two commentators use this over and over as though it is some magical good luck charm, but it is not.

It is not a good luck charm, but is more practically translated, WORKS. Just like Mormonism and Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that you must have works to be saved, so these religions of Hinduism and Buddhism hold that individuals must have a load of good works to make it to a higher state in the so called next life on earth.

It is interesting to contrast true Christianity with any other belief and you will find FREEDOM in Christianity and NOT in religion. With Jehovah’s Witnesses, they actually keep track of the number of hours they spend going door to door or other work for the Watchtower Society. They even have to BUY the books they hand out. So with Mormons, they too spend countless hours going door to door trying to convert people to Mormonism.

The Bible clearly says that we can NEVER gain any points with God by our works. Christians work BECAUSE they are saved, not to get saved!

Romans 3:20, 27-28; Ephesians 2:8-10 tell us the futility of working for your salvation. Grace means just what it says, FREE gift of God because Jesus died in our place and took our sins on Himself.

This leaves only one thing for mankind to do, “… believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.” Put your trust in His finished work on the cross and your sins will be forgiven instantly. I took Him at His word 37 years ago and would not trade this for anything.

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