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Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 | Author:

“Wail, for the day of the Lord is near!
It will come as destruction from the Almighty.
Therefore all hands will fall limp,
and every man’s heart will melt.
They will be terrified,
pains and anguish will take hold of them;
they will writhe like a woman in labor,
they will look at one another in astonishment,
their faces aflame.
Behold, the day of the Lord is coming,
cruel, with fury and burning anger,
to make the land a desolation;
and He will exterminate its sinners from it.
For the stars of heaven and their constellations
will not flash forth their light;
the sun will be dark when it rises
and the moon will not shed its light.
Thus I will punish the world for its evil
and the wicked for their iniquity;
I will also put an end to the arrogance of the proud
and abase the haughtiness of the ruthless.
I will make mortal man scarcer than pure gold
and mankind than the gold of Ophir.
Therefore I will make the heavens tremble,
and the earth will be shaken from its place
at the fury of the Lord of hosts
in the day of His burning anger.
And it will be that like a hunted gazelle,
or like sheep with none to gather them,
they will each turn to his own people,
and each one flee to his own land.
Anyone who is found will be thrust through,
and anyone who is captured will fall by the sword.
Their little ones also will be dashed to pieces
before their eyes;
their houses will be plundered
and their wives ravished.” Isaiah 13:6-16 NASB

Folks, I am more convinced each day that we are heading into the last days. I do not say this lightly. The Bible prophesies are lining up with world events and conditions. The wrath of God will be poured out on His enemies and the enemies of His people. Islam is bent on taking over the world and they have an ally in the White House in our own country. It is amazing to see his actions to protect them and promote their presence in this country. They are doing this very thing in Europe now. European countries were open to refugees and immigration from Muslim nations and now they are faced with Sharia Law being forced on them. Great Britain’s parliament passed the right for the Muslims to practice Sharia among themselves and now they are faced with major problems. A former Muslim, speaking at the pastor’s conference hosted by Family Research Council, said that Islam is the only religion that fulfills the true meaning of anti-Christ and that they are primarily an ideology first, then they are a religion. The Bible makes it clear that in the last days there will be a one world government and a one world religion. They can do both. The martyrs in the book of Revelation have been beheaded for their faith in Jesus. The only ones beheading people today are radical Muslims.

“Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and of the word of God and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.” Revelation 20:4 NASB

The critical issue for professing Christians today is, WILL YOU DENY JESUS AND RECEIVE THE MARK OF THE BEAST? If you do, you will be cast away for eternity in the Lake of Fire. Only TRUE believers will refuse to deny Him and face martyrdom rather than cave in. We have a form of Christianity today that is so entertainment oriented that I fear for them that they will not even be aware of the coming events. Folks, right here in the USA we are going to see violence unlike anything we have ever known on our homeland. It is critical that pastors and teachers of the word of God get serious about preaching and teaching the WHOLE COUNSEL OF THE WORD OF GOD, as the Bible instructs us to do. We must be about equipping the saints for the work of ministry.

It boils down to, is it more important to stay alive or be willing to die and be taken into the eternal presence of our God. To deny Christ will preserve life, but this life, according to the Bible, will be like Hell on earth and death will be brutally violent.

“If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve ….. but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15 A and C

Food for thought, on this December day.

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Sunday, December 13th, 2015 | Author:

“Who has woe? Who has sorrow?
Who has contentions? Who has complaining?
Who has wounds without cause?
Who has redness of eyes?
30 Those who linger long over wine,
Those who go to taste mixed wine.
31 Do not look on the wine when it is red,
when it sparkles in the cup,
when it goes down smoothly;
at the last it bites like a serpent
and stings like a viper.
Your eyes will see strange things
and your mind will utter perverse things.
And you will be like one who lies down in the middle of the sea,
or like one who lies down on the top of a mast.
35 ‘They struck me, but I did not become ill;
They beat me, but I did not know it.
When shall I awake?
I will seek another drink.’ ” Proverbs 23:29-35 NASB

Didn’t God tell us clearly what the life of the alcoholic would be like? It could not be made more clear and this should serve as a warning to all who find alcohol fascinating or cool. It is amazing to see who the people are who end up on Skid Row or any other end of the road destination in cities around the world. Doctors, lawyers and any number of professional people who were highly trained and skilled in their fields, yet their fascination with booze led them to keep drinking more and more, and once trapped in this horrific addiction, they find themselves at the end of their rope. Lost jobs, careers, families, marriages etc. etc. etc.

Why not see this passage as a warning to avoid the lure of television commercials advertising this satanic temptation. I am taken back every time I see my former students of mine or church members with alcoholic drinks in their hands in photos they post on Facebook. I feel like slapping them and saying, didn’t I warn you about dabbling with this venom? Why are professing Christians led astray with this trash. I know the modern twist, “Jesus drank wine so we can too.” The wine of Jesus day was very different than what is sold today in alcohol content and the hard liquor that fills their glasses at parties etc. How ironic to see folks get drunk at Christmas or New Year’s parties then come to church to worship God. Talk about your OXYMORON! Drunkenness is a deliberate choice to sin. What does this and worship have in common? I have seen the devastation caused by this demon. I have been a tee totaler for over forty years and have no desire or interest in it at all.

Well, I hope that this will guard the hearts of those who are being tempted and will serve as a red flag to those who are currently dabbling in or getting seriously addicted today. PLEASE, listen to the Word of God as He warns all of us to stay away from it altogether.

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