The headlines on Yahoo today are as follow:
“Eminem wins Vibe Magazine’s Best Rapper Alive Contest.”
“How to dress well and flatter your body type.”
“Reasons behind MLB (major league baseball) players necklaces.”
The entire world is suffering financially because of the greed of the Democrat party of the United States, which pressured banks and lending institutions to give “affordable housing” to people who could not afford them, with the intent of building it’s constituency.
Now the people of the United States of America appear to be leaning towards installing a less than one term Senator with: no experience, a history of associating with maniac’s, an outspoken Marxist who believes that “from each according to his ability to each according to his need”, a man who grew up in what is actually an ongoing criminal enterprise (Chicago Politics: William Ayers, ACORN, Tony Resco), who believes that negotiating with rogue dictators without pre-conditions makes sense, a man so inept in economics that he does not realize that the reason that American jobs have gone overseas, is that America has the second highest corporate tax rate in the world, a man who wrote in his book: “that is just like white folk”, the most liberal member of a liberal legislature, who has voted at least 100 times in his incredibly short and absent tenure to raise taxes, who by the way, believes that raising taxes in a down economy is a good idea. By doing so, they will give the three most liberal Senators in the United States of America, Barrack Hussein Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi control of the Executive and Legislative branches of Government. These people believe in and support abortion of all kinds, same sex marriage with the same legal rights as one man one woman marriage, taxing businesses and their owners to pay for their multi-trillion dollar government health care plan and surrendering to the enemy in Iraq so that the lives that have been lost there are diminished.
Insane? Tell me how any Christian can vote for a pro-abortion candidate. 48,589,993 babies have been aborted in the United States alone since the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision. That is 49 million lives destroyed legally. Each one of which was a God creation. God breathed His life into each one. Jesus Christ died on the cross for each one of those lives. Every human that ever lived including Jesus was first a fetus. God had numbered every hair on the heads of all of those babies. Each cell in them was created and indwelled by the living God and His word.
Please understand, I AM NOT ENDORSING ANY CANDIDATE. To do so is currently not allowed under I.R.S. rules. I am merely pointing out the direction our country, and by it’s economic and social influence the world, are moving.
Those who made money, stocks, bonds, and deals their God, recently paid a heavy price to learn that there is only one God. They laid rack and ruin on the savings of good Godly people who trusted them and their institutions. Then they conned the Government of the United States into bailing them out. No such bailout for the average person who followed them. Insanity?
So, What in the Hell is going on Lord?
Are these the last days? What does the Word of God say?
“Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”
Just as an aside, Louis Farrakhan has called Barrack Hussein Obama, “Messiah”.
“And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you not be troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”
“For nation shall rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines, and pestilences and earthquakes in divers places. All these are the beginnings of sorrows.”
In the decade of 1940 there were 51 earthquakes above 6.0 in magnitude. In the 1990’s there were 1,514. From 2000-2008 there have been 1,250 which projects to at least 1,600. By any measure it is accurate to say that there has been a dramatic increase in earthquakes and in divers places.
Certainly we are seeing pestilence and famine all around the world. The Greek word used to translate to the English word Kingdom is ethos or ethnic. Which means that Jesus is prophesying that ethnic group will rise up against ethnic group. There is more racial tension in the world than there has ever been. Consider Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s rant that “Israel should be wiped off the map”.
“Then they shall deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you; and you shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended. (Offended is from the Greek word skandalon; which is to cause to stumble. So Jesus is saying in that day, many will stumble and fall.) And shall betray one another and shall hate one another.”
Christians are being persecuted all over the world today. Islam is spreading like wildfire and Islam teaches death to infidels or those who do not convert to Islam.
“And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.”
“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”
“But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations; and then shall the end come.”
What The Hell Is Going On? The evil one and those who surrender to his temptations have run amuck! Jesus described our current condition, as “iniquity shall abound”.
You can’t watch a prime time television show in the United States of America in 2008, without being warned about the dangers of an erection that lasts for more than four hours. The Victoria’s Secret insert of today would have been pornography not long ago. Think about what we now have unleashed in the minds of our children. Have our erotic, flesh managed lives led us to this level of amorality?
Do we remember Genie being censored from exposing her navel on television just 40 years ago? Elvis could not be filmed below the waist because of his gyrating pelvis in the fifties. I have many friends who drink responsibly and that is not a problem. But, as a minister who deals daily with the price of it, I tell you a fact: alcohol, drugs, sexual addictions and pornography have become the god of many people.
In today’s America, wrong is right, right is wrong, our cultural norms and morays are being perverted. The language of the land is being exchanged for grunts and groans. There is no sense of History.
Barrack Hussein Obama has proclaimed that America is no longer a Christian nation.
More from Jesus: “But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark. And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall the coming of the Son of man be.”
“Therefore be you also ready for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man comes.”
(Matthew 24:36-40 and 44)
Ask yourself how important God is in today’s world. What priority have people placed on learning, teaching and prospering the Gospel of Jesus? What national leader in America or in the world stood and asked the people to pray and seek God’s wisdom and direction during this most recent crisis?
Paul was shown a vision of the last days by the Holy Spirit and this is what he wrote:
“This, know also, that in the last days, perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers (just think about how Hollywood, liberal Democrats, the music world and the Godless blaspheme Jesus today.
When was the last time you heard a public personality mention His name in a positive way?) Disobedient to parents, (if you doubt this one, just go out to a restaurant or the grocery store.) unthankful, (When was the last time you heard people publicly giving thanks to Jesus for what they have?) Unholy, without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,” (How the entertainment industry, media and liberal Democrats hate those who do the work of God!)
“Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;” (this one description could generate a 1000 page novel, ask yourselves how many men in America spent more time watching football this weekend than worshipping God. What would happen if America gave as much money to God as it does to sports?)
“Having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof; from such turn away.” (Many even Christians today go to church and worship God but deny the truth of the Gospel of Jesus. If you doubt this, quote John 14:12-14 out loud at your church. They hear the scriptures but do not employ or believe them.) For of this sort are those who creep into houses, and lead away silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,” (they lead women who are not strong in the Lord or are immoral, into affairs)
“Ever learning but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” “Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these, also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.”
“But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest to all men, as theirs was also.”
Do Paul’s words ring true for our world?
OUR GOD IS A MERCIFUL AND FORGIVING GOD!
IT IS STILL NOT TOO LATE TO CHANGE!
Here is what God said of the Hebrew nation when they then had turned from Him, as we now have:
“If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their nation.”
(2 Chronicles 7:14)
Are these the last days? We should all pray for and believe in the coming of Jesus. Such is the reward of the faithful in Him.
More from Jesus: “Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not true, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know and the way you know.”
“Thomas (of course) said to him, Lord, we know not where you go; and how can we know the way?”
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: No man comes to the Father but by me.”
A last word from Paul on the coming of Jesus and the rapture:
“For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the arch angel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”
HOW COOL WILL THAT BE?
“But of the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need that I write you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they shall say Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But you brothers are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. You are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore, let us watch and be sober.”
(Thessalonians 4:13-17 and 5:1-6)
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON? The evil one knows that his days are numbered, and that Jesus will soon return. He is working overtime to try to defeat Jesus. He knows that his future is to be thrown into a burning pit of sulfur from which there is no escape or hope. So he and his are running wild.
What can we do? The Holy Spirit taught us through our anointed teacher Paul:
“Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and the power of His might. Put on the full armor of God, that you might be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
“Wherefore take to you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand.”
“Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”
“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching there to with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”
In what could easily be the last ticks of time, it would behoove us to seek God the Father, Jesus our King and The Holy Spirit with all diligence. It would be well for us to become even more convicted to support ministry financially, and become involved in the work of Jesus. Above all, we can make God the most important thing in our lives.
This is my prayer: “He which testifies these things says, “Surely I come quickly, Amen. Even so, come Lord Jesus.”
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