He cast out devils and healed the sick. He walked with Jesus and had all reasons to believe that He was the Son of God. Jesus even said of the twelve Disciples which included Judas, "I send you forth as Sheep in the midst of wolves". Judas was destined to have his name inscribed in one of the twelve Foundations of the city of New Jerusalem. "Then entered satan…." and his life changed courses. Many argue over whether he was ever saved, and believe me, that can be argued over a host of people. That misses the point. What we must learn from this Bible truth is that a multitude have heard and seen the truth of Christ but are going there way to destruction and do not learn from the past. Every great minister I know speaks of the church world full of unconverted men and women that are religious but without any evidence of salvation. I beg of you to seek His truth with all your heart.
Archive for March, 2008
The one single sin for which there is no forgiveness is the Blasphemy of the Holy Ghost. Jesus Himself Made this plain declaration. "Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:" (St. Mark 3: 28-29) It is sad that very few souls in the church have any understand what blasphemy of the Holy Ghost represents. You may ask how to know when and where this happens. That the danger, there is a line in the sand of time that to cross over and its to late. We must learn to fear God and serve Him in utter Devotion.
The true God is singular; He is singular because He majors in making things that are not into reality. He turns the impossible into the possible. He creates from nothing. He speaks things into existence. He moves on the wings of the wind. Nature is His handiwork. Time is a span within His eternity in which He has chosen to reveal Himself to man. He is singular, but has chosen to be manifest in Himself, His Son, and Their Spirit. They are equal but individual – a trinity of revelation – but perfectly one in redemption. He is knowable because His Son stepped out of the Divine and descended into the realm of His creation.
A God that can descend as well as ascend can only be grasped by faith. The truth of the persons of our God is held in our heart by the activity of the Holy Spirit. Man was created totally dependent on the Divine. The Bible calls this dependency hope. Hope is the root of faith. Faith flows out of a firm, unmovable hope. He created us in this manner so we are helpless in our effort to disregard Him. Trying to live without God in the spiritual realm is equal to living without oxygen in the natural realm. The entire body shuts down in less than ten minutes. Spiritual saints have learned that a single day without meaningful time in GodÂ’s presence is sheer heartrending.
Apostle Paul made this truth unmistakable. Â“For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for itÂ” (Romans 8: 20. 24-25). Hope is joyous expectancy. It knows that God has all things in His power and plan, and we are shouting with assurance as we wait on Him.
Great faith grows out of this Biblical dimension of hope. Hope is the utter settling of ourselves in the perfection of GodÂ’s Word and His will for us. It requires surrender to His absolute Lordship over our lives. One ounce of resistance to GodÂ’s perfect plan breaks the power of Hope in our lives. Then, absence of hope defeats faith. Perfect hope goes hand-in-hand with His mastery of all of our plans. When Jesus Christ is enthroned and everything is released to His design, our future is complete and faith begins to multiply.
Now, we can begin to build a strong life of faith and see the miracles of God. While he experienced unfailing faith in the country of Babylon, Daniel gave us GodÂ’s formula, Â“And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploitsÂ” (Daniel 11:32). This man of God turned the captivity of Israel into one of the greatest books in the Holy Bible. Miracle after miracle attended his life. Even the conversion of Nebuchadnezzar from heathenism to faith was recorded. Imagine spending a night with hungry lions and never getting one scratch.
To disregard our FatherÂ’s unfailing promises of the supernatural requires a constant pen knifing of Holy Scripture. Ezra wrote of the constant vigil of the Father looking for saints that He could honor with His excellent power. Â“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward himÂ” (II Chronicles 16:9a). We have lived like paupers on the fringes of the supernatural. We have labored to master His kingdom with human powers, while the Holy Father waits to reveal Himself in splendor.
Faith is a principle of GodÂ’s divine plan that He will not disregard. Â“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek himÂ” (Hebrews 11:6). The apostle that gave us those words by the Holy Ghost described the Old Testament saints by their faith in this great chapter when he wrote, Â“Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrectionÂ” (Hebrews 11:33-35).
This incredible faith that will turn the church into a powerhouse for God is waiting for our total surrender. When we rest in the hope of His sufficiency alone and live in the rich graces He has provided, His faith will flood our souls. James, the brother of the Lord and one of His choice servants, gave us His formula, Â“But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his waysÂ” (James 1:6-8). The faith of the Lord is so mighty that you only need a mustard seed proportion. Jesus Himself gave us His promise. The disciples were unable to deliver a young of demons. They asked the Lord why they had failed. He told them, Â“Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fastingÂ” (Matthew 17:20-21).
I challenge you to great seasons of prayer where your all is on the altar to His perfect will. Cease all resistance to complete surrender. Allow the Holy Spirit to possess you for Jesus Christ and to enthrone Him on the seat of your heart and will. Perfect hope will produce unwavering faith. Perfect faith will allow God to be manifest.
The Christian faith elevates women as no other religion or philosophy in the world. Here is a picture in this text of the Son of God just risen from the dead and He pauses before he ascends to the Father to reveal Himself to Mary Magdalene. She is not some noted women of name and position, she is a convert from vile living that was possessed with seven demons. Jesus had cast the demons out and she is now a saint. The beauty of the story is only greater because of what Jesus said to her. He gave her a portion of theology that He gave to no one else. He said as she must have reached for His feet in Worship, "Touch Me not; for I have not yet ascended to My Father…"(John 20-17). This is a rare jewel of Truth. He ascended to the Heavenly Temple to present His sacrifice on the Altar where he was soon to appear as our High Priest. Please listen to the rest of the story…
Blasphemy, or to blaspheme, means, to profane, to swear about Him, His Name or His Holy bible; to hold in contempt, to treat indignantly, to use in cursing or to profane His house or servants. Let me give you a list of those persons that have a birthright to honor by surrender or to reject by blaspheme.
Jesus Christ is not just a great teacher and a wonderful example. He is the Savior of Men, and He came to transform your life and to be your Lord and Master. His Blood was shed to break and destroy the yoke of sin.
His desire is to be your personal Savior and by His Holy Spirit to reveal Himself to you. You can know Him, have fellowship with Him, and be His son or daughter. Christianity is an experimental faith. The religions of the world are contemplative in nature. You can meditate on their ideas and even mentally worship some kind of god. Our Christian faith is real and life changing because our God wants to be your Heavenly Father and He wants to live at the center of your person. Jesus is the door into this wonderful life.
The greatest experience with Jesus that I have ever known came exploding into my life by spending a lengthy period reading the Book of St. John on my knees. I put aside all books, CDs, audios, etc. just to read and devour this Holy Spirit anointed book. I only prayed one prayer as I searched each verse for truth. I prayed, Â“I want to know and experience Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and Lord.Â” Yes, I was already Â“born again.Â” In fact, I was already a pastor at a church in Rockwell, North Carolina, but I was hungry to know Him even as Apostle Paul had declared long into His ministry. Â“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;Â” (Philippians 3:10)
I remember being at the altar of that little church each day for an hour or two simply reading, searching the verses of this book for each jewel of truth about Him. It seemed like each verse was on fire as I continued to search. A few days into this experience He became so real that, today, as I write these words, I remember the beauty of His presence. This experience was the defining moment of my life. I have never been the same. No longer was He just my Savior, He was my Lord. Until this day I have continued to experience Him in this same real way. He visited me at that altar. I have never needed, as some are teaching, to practice His presence. When He is so real and our fellowship with Him is personal, you will never need Â“to practice.Â” The whole idea of practicing Him is Â“contemplative religionÂ” not Â“Biblical Christianity.Â” We must know Him, not practice Him.
I would challenge you at this challenging time to commit yourself to a fresh encounter with Jesus Christ. He is knowable. ThatÂ’s the very purpose of His coming. Â“He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:Â” (St. John 1:11-12) If you decide that you must know Him or know Him more intimately, as your need may be, He has promised to give you the power by His Spirit to personally and experimentally Â“know Him.Â” His Spirit came at Pentecost to reveal Jesus Christ to every hungry, surrendering soul. He wants you to know Him because He wants to be personal in your life. This is not something in your head; itÂ’s in your heart and your innermost being.
Apostle Paul experienced Jesus on the road to Damascus in Acts, Chapter 9. When the Lord arrested him, he surrendered all and was transformed from a persecutor to an Apostle. To the Roman christians, he wrote about this experimental faith he had encountered as he had raged against the church. He said, Â“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.Â” (Romans 8:11)
The only real religion is Â“experimentalÂ” Christianity.Â” He wants to redeem you, reveal Himself to you, and be the Lord of your life. He is personally knowable. Please do not accept less.
Most Americans seem to have forgotten that there is an invisible war between right and wrong and between righteousness and evil. This hidden war may be unseen in itÂ’s behind the scene stages, but will always be visible in the end. Satan has been the master of destruction from the beginning of manÂ’s six thousand years. The Bible describes his final end as the destroyer of nations. Â“They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?Â” (Isaiah 14:16-17). For a long time, Satan has had America in his sight for destruction.
William F. Buckley, Jr., died just a few days ago on February 27, 2008. As I listened to remarks of his greatness, talk of his book, God & Man at Yale, kept surfacing. This book, along with Mr. Buckley, was credited with launching the present conservative movement in America. The following is a quote from his book that basically states what this Prophetic News Alert is about. Â“I believe that the duel between Christianity and atheism is the most important in the world. I further believe that the struggle between individualism and collectivism is the same struggle reproduced on another level.Â” (God & Man at Yale, p. xviii. The quote is penned by Mr. Buckley, but had been written by a reviewer of his book, Willmoore Kendall.) Atheism is nothing but an intellectual term for SatanÂ’s influence.
With the church world in a spiritual comatose state, it is left up to a remnant of GodÂ’s saints to take a stand. We must learn to discern and identify the power of destruction in the political realm. Often, our choices are not clear enough or not clear at all. This is one of the presidential election years in which we are facing possible disaster. Either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama would offer us more abortions, more taxes, and more homosexual liberties at our expense, along with a lack of security from world dangers. Liberalism is nothing but hungry politicians that want to run our lives for us. They have no sense of God-given rights, values, or liberties. Every value intrinsic in the Bible is rejected and despised. It is a war for our national future and even our survival as an independent nation.
As I study ancient history in preparation for our prophecy conference on the Mediterranean Sea, I am learning more about the great nations that have fallen into the dust of ruins. The greatness and riches of past empires are unbelievable. With his rot and moral decay, Satan has destroyed one great culture after another. There are no armies big enough to save a nation of baby killers, homosexual paraders, greedy leaders, and lazy taxpayers. It takes moral men and women that are willing to take a stand at all costs to protect any nation and assure its continuing future.
Most Bible believers are not perfectly happy with the presidency of George W. Bush. But, he has turned the tide on some very important issues. Finally, the Supreme Court is not far from a clear, conservative majority. This highest court in our nation has destroyed many of the moral standards of America. One more period of eight years of having all appointments to that court being solid conservatives would change the legal standards of America.
Satan cannot destroy any culture that has a moral underpinning. If Abraham could have produced ten righteous men in Sodom and Gomorrah, those cities would have experienced an awakening and they would have survived. Abraham could save those cities from the armies that attacked them, but he could not save them from the filth that demanded their obliteration.
America barely made it through the presidency of Bill Clinton. We are still recovering from the moral decay of the Clinton White House. The recently dethroned New York Governor, Eliot Spitzer, is an echo of that decay. Even people that are basically good and decent – but without any spiritual life – cannot survive long when a nation is on the moral slide downward. Â“A little leaven leaveneth the whole lumpÂ” (Galatians 5:9). There is no doubt that the church world of America is simply following the liberalism that rules the media and attacks everything in its way throughout society. The Clinton years gave the media their coveted excuse to be vicious against all moral values.
I do not need to say anything more about Hillary Clinton than the above stated facts. Barack Obama is only different from her in the color of his skin and his sex. In my mind there is no doubt that Americans, as a whole, do not care about the race or sex of the person that they will choose to be president. Look for yourself at the respected persons across America. Whether they are sports figures, movie stars, singers, executive persons, or political individuals; we have a very broad love of successful fellow Americans. Only eight years ago, Colin Powell, an African-American, was viewed as a prime choice for president. He was the highest military figure in the greatest army on earth, past or present. Condoleezza Rice, a female African American, was highly encouraged to be the conservative candidate.
Barack Obama is the ultimate liberal and would spell disaster for our nation. Obama has stated that he opposes the Defense of Marriage Act. Concerning that Act of Congress, he stated the following in a publication for the Chicago homosexual community, Â“It should be repealed, and I will vote for its repeal on the senate floor.Â” He further stated, Â“I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.Â”
Studying the voting record of Mr. Obama gives a picture of ultimate liberalism. He voted against a bill to prohibit partial birth abortions. (ThatÂ’s where a child is partially delivered then brutally murdered.) He even voted against a bill entitled, Â“Born Alive Infant Protection.Â” (This would have protected the life of an aborted baby that was alive after the abortion.) On and on the record of his values, as manifested in making the laws of this nation, reveal a dangerous man to GodÂ’s laws of righteousness.
Satan wants another president in our White House that does not have any solid Biblical values. He also wants a man that has been indoctrinated against Israel and her right to the Land of Promise. For twenty years, the pastor of Mr. Obama has a proven record of denigrating our defense of Israel and constantly attacking America as being unfair to the Palestinians. If there is one position that Satan loves among all the rest, it is a position of disregard for our faithful support of the nation of Israel. To forget our position beside Israel would be paramount to inviting a thousand suicide bombers to our American cities. You must pray long and hard before you cast your ballot in this election.
Blaspheming the Bible is a sure way to blaspheme the Holy Ghost. Notice how the Spirit worded His warning against those that change by adding or removing "Words" in the Scripture. "If any man shall add….take away from the Words of the Book of this Prophecy’ God shall take away his part (Name) out of the Book of Life…." (Revelation 22: 18 -19) That is a final statement and God offers no forgiveness. There is only one sin that offers no forgiveness and that is blaspheming the Holy Ghost. Listen to this broadcast and here the facts about Rick Warren, Brian McLaren and Tommy Tenny. Please understand that these three men are just the tip of the iceberg and I mean ICEBERG! When the Bible is altered you truly have an iceberg, a spiritual iceberg.
The church is the Body of Jesus Christ and was established by Christ to be the showplace of God. If God is not visible in His House, then He is not there. All that the majority sees in our churches today is religion. Only the vibrant and mighty power of the Holy Ghost can change this dire situation. As long as we are no more powerful than the Muslims, the Buddhists, or the Hindus; we should not complain when our national leaders try to tell us that all gods are equal. If nothing supernatural is happening; we really are not that much different.
Our New Testament leaves no doubt that God intends for the church to be a place of power Â– supernatural power. The true New Testament church is a reflection of the life and authority of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is not just good and solid theology that we need, it is the Holy Ghost anointing upon that Gospel spoken by GodÂ’s servant. HereÂ’s how Apostle Paul said it by the Holy Ghost, Â“Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth lifeÂ” (II Corinthians 3:6). Most ministers do not claim to be preachers but have settled to be teachers. It is a good cover for the absence of the anointing, but it only feeds the mind and not the spirit of the worshipers. It produces intellectual death in the House of God. Yes, we need teachers, but, first, we need anointed preachers.
Remember, God hath chosen Â“by the foolishness of preachingÂ” to reach into the spirit of man and convict him of his lost condition. Nothing arouses conviction of sin like a mighty man of God in the pulpit. In our fleshly wisdom we think that a loud annoying voice in the sanctuary is out of style for our modern day church. But, God is wiser than us because He is omniscient. He says, Â“For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believeÂ” (I Corinthians 1:21). Unless there is this annoying voice in your church, you are out of business and do not even know it.
The church world is full of strange ideas in promoting the church of today. Men, calling themselves preachers, are making their sanctuaries a distorted auditorium of worldly music and fleshly titillating sounds. They are fashioning the House of God into a display of carnal flesh and ideas that are loved by unconverted souls and calling the results, Â“revival.Â” This strange fire that is in what used to be called the House of God has already attracted the attention of the Father and He is readying His response. You do not want to be there when He reveals His wrath, as He surely will.
GodÂ’s programs of the past are still His plans for the future. He has always preserved a remnant to speak and act for Himself when departure from truth has taken the day. The power of God is a mighty display as has often been revealed. Apostle Paul reminds us of the First Testament revelations and promises us even greater results. Â“But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in gloryÂ” (II Corinthians 3:7-9).
As we wait for the glorious Rapture of the church, we have a right and a duty to pray for a sovereign visitation of the Holy Ghost. It cannot be stopped because the Scripture cannot be broken. Apostle Peter settled this on the Day of Pentecost, Â“And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:Â” (Acts 2:17-20).
Â“Saith GodÂ” is a shattering statement that inspires my soul to shout aloud. Let the worldly church produce their idols of compromise and strange ideas of faddish religion. God is not finished yet. He has always had the last word. The harvest of the earth is His heartthrob. Even the coming of His Son to reap the souls of His saints is awaiting His passion to save the lost. The unsaved are called Â“the precious fruit of the earthÂ” (James 5:7b).
My Father is drawing to Himself saints that have been transformed and set apart, and He is filling their souls with a passion for His harvest – not theirs – but His harvest. These saints are weeping, interceding, and anticipating His visitation. They are not of one color or of one class except the sanctified heart. The moment of this beginning glory cannot be far away. His church will be His showplace at the chosen hour.
This Open Bible Dialogue Broadcast is about one thing, "TRUTH". The Bible is the final word of every doctrine, every vision, every dream and every truth that make the church, His church. When men tell you that God is doing a new thing they are preparing you for deception. Rick Joyner has departed from almost every major endtime truth. He does not believe in the traditional Pre-tribulational Rapture, the One Thousand year Reign of Jesus Christ on earth from Jerusalem or the actual anti-christ that shall rule during the seven year of the Great Tribulation. There is a growing multitude teaching the manifest sons doctrine and the Joel’s army deception. The Bible warned us that the last days would be dangerous and full of the false and full of false prophets.