Mark of the Beast Alert

Call for Athletes to be fitted with microchip

So now the call for microchipping takes another step in the public eye. As more and more people become accustomed to the use of technology around and on us, so too will we become accustomed to the idea of putting it in us. This will become the norm some day. But the error of mankind is that those of us who choose to partake are giving up our free will and dependence on God.

I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry.
He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.
He has put a new song in my mouth—
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the Lord.

Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust,
And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. (Psalm 40:1-4)

22 Cast your burden on the Lord,
And He shall sustain you;
He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

23 But You, O God, shall bring them down to the pit of destruction;
Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days;
But I will trust in You. (Psalm 55:22-23)

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Matt Walsh: Dear churches, you’re killing yourselves and this is how

Matt Walsh: Dear churches, you’re killing yourselves and this is how

 

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Outside the Walls?

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I think I’ve mentioned before that I have a booth in a farmers market in my hometown. The market is within a shopping area and they block off the streets so vendors can set up their tents to display their produce, crafts and products they sell. It’s a well balanced market with over 150 vendors.

Adjacent lies a park with a stage. It’s setup like an outdoor amphitheater. They usually have concerts there on Friday or Saturday nights. Sundays they usually have zumba classes and during market time. This past Sunday was different though.

This Sunday a church came to the amphitheater, presumably to preach and also to baptize. I know they believe they were baptizing in the Lord’s name, but I would not want to be apart of this display. I observed 4 horse tanks filled with water. Next to each horse tank was a microphone. During their services there was a band playing and of course a preacher preaching. And their baptisms took place. What was missing? Jesus.

While it is a glorious thing to preach the Gospel to the masses and baptize people in Christ Jesus. It is a blasphemous thing to make a show out of God’s assembly. Or showboat instead of remaining humble.

For Scripture says

Do not boast about tomorrow,
For you do not know what a day may bring forth.

Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth;
A stranger, and not your own lips. (Proverbs 27:1-2)

So then we should boast or brag in ourselves. When these churches are putting on these shows they do not mirror the example that Christ Jesus set forth. They mirror the ways of the world. There almost always a stage.

I am of course not discouraging the coming together of the saints to worship, pray or baptize. But we are to do it in a Holy and humble manner. Not to purposely draw attention in the manner of singers and actors. But in the manner of Christ.

So I have titled this post “Outside the Walls?”. It is interesting that if these were of Christ they would have listened to His still small voice who says:

And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’ Therefore her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her. (Rev. 18:4-8)

This in reference to Babylon the Great. That whore who calls herself the church. The organization of men and women who claim the name of Christ. The same one whom Christ Jesus will say:

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (Mat. 7:21-23)

These same people who are the event, even though it was outside, did not come outside the walls. They did not come into the market to preach the Gospel of Christ. They stayed in the confines and walls of the amphitheater. That place of “safety” so that they would not be persecuted or looked down upon for sharing the Truth of the Gospel for the remission of sins. In their mind that is the job of the pastor. That they are passive participants.

Christ Jesus did not call us to be passive participants. He called us to be disciples and to LIVE the Gospel.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. (Rom. 12:1-8)

So then if we are many members and have different functions, we have a personal role to play in the assembly. And that’s not to sit in a pew looking at the back of someone’s head. If these people are of Christ they should be in the byways and highways, in the market, wherever God leads us to share the Gospel. For there is a warning to those who claim the name of Christ but do not follow His lead.

23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’(Mat. 7:23)

 

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Throwback Thursday ~ Persecution in the Pew

Michelle Lesley

Originally published August 7, 2015persecution in the pew

Beheadings of Christians by ISIS. Crosses forcibly torn off churches by the Chinese government. Pastors imprisoned. Believers tortured for leaving Islam or sharing the gospel.

The treatment our brothers and sisters across the globe receive at the hands of pagans is nearly unfathomable. They are made to suffer – simply for claiming the name of Christ – by those who openly hate God and want nothing more than to stamp out Christianity.

This is how we, as the American church, have come to define persecution. Outsiders, non-Christians, and the government, all on the attack against the Bible, our faith, our practices, and other beliefs we have long held dear. It’s a correct definition, but it’s not a complete definition.

While we already see a “light” form of this type of persecution in the U.S. – mainly over the issue of homosexuality – there’s another kind…

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FAITH, Being a living testimony

Faith is a beautiful act before the Lord of lords. Faith demonstrates our loyalty to Him who loves us. The one who gave His life as the sacrificial lamb for our sins. Amen and Glory to Him alone. Even as Scripture declares:

Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, a conviction of things not seen. For therein the elders had witness borne to them. By faith we understand that the worlds have been framed by the word of God, so that what is seen hath not been made out of things which appear. (Heb 11:1-3)

We cannot see God’s physicality in this life, but we can see His work and Glory. We see it in the very nature He created. In the animals, plant life, stars, planets, sun & moon. Everything according to its order.

These things of His creation are beautiful, wonderful and exciting to behold. Even unbelievers are taken aback by God’s Glory in the earth. Even if they refuse to recognize the Creator and King of the Universe.

But there is something even more beautiful that God beholds. What is it? It is the disciple of Christ who lays down their own life and ambitions and begins to walk in His way. Jesus spoke to us in this way:

23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. 24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me. (John 14:23-24)

The answer to faith is love for Him who died for us. For if we love Him we will put away the ways of the world, walk in His character and nature in obedience. Then He will answer our prayers and keep us safe from the world.

I am not talking of the same safety as the world thinks. For the world locks away its own for protection. Our Lord will protect us by placing us into adversity to refine us for the Kingdom. He has called us to be living sacrifices

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Rom. 12:1-2)

So then if we have faith in Him who has mercy on us, then are we not also called to be a living sacrifice if we have left the world and entered His Kingdom? The apostle Peter spoke of faith in this same manner,

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls. (1Pet. 1:3-9)

Brothers and sisters, if you are grieved by your various trials, then look up and keep the faith. Whatever we are going through, we are going through it for Him. Peter encourages us further,

13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; 15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”

17 And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; 18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you 21 who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. (1Pet. 1:13-21)

Let us learn these words and apply them to our walk. For the days are getting darker and we need the Light to see. Be encouraged my friends. For many are falling away even now into utter darkness. Do not lose the hope that you had at the first. Be blessed in Him!

 

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Kids Tell Jimmy Kimmel The Story of Easter

To prove the point of the effects of the world upon to Truth of Christ I offer a recent video where Jimmy Kimmel sends his people out to ask children what happened to Jesus on the day of Easter. Story and video linked below from the Huffington Post. For those of us filled with the Spirit you will be offended.The Lord will be mocked but He will have vengeance on the unrepentant. Have mercy Lord Jesus on those who mock, that the scales of their eyes fall away that they may yet find everlasting life in you. May the offense and abomination be cleansed from their conscience as they turn to you alone. Amen.

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Eggs, Chocolate, Bunnies and Christ?

Ever wonder what eggs, chocolate and bunny rabbits have to do with Jesus Christ? So do I. I’ve read Scripture over and over and I can’t find anything that relates to Christ to these other things that folks seem to include in the celebration of what they call Easter. If you know what Scripture it is can you point me in the right direction?

Year after year many children wake up to an Easter basket placed at the foot of their bed. Parents bring their kids to church on Easter Sunday so they can hunt Easter eggs.  They are told the Easter Bunny left them a gift. After all this activity the parents and children all go listen to how Jesus was crucified for our sins followed by His resurrection.

But beyond the practice, what is the connection between these things? Truthfully, nothing at all. Quite honestly, as I understand God’s word and his character and nature, God is very angry that such practices are mixed in with His story of death and resurrection. Scripture is on His side.

Before I get to Scripture let us consider that we are called to holiness. Not our own, but Christ’s. The word holy is defined as:

dedicated or consecrated to God or a religious purpose; sacred.

The apostle Paul who knew God’s will encourages disciples of Christ in this way:

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
(Rom. 12:1-3)

Paul also wrote this

16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.
(I Cor. 3:16-17)

Are you beginning to understand? Do you still think hunting eggs with your church family and then worshiping Christ is harmless? Maybe I haven’t thoroughly demonstrated that eggs, chocolate and bunnies don’t have a connection with Christ. But then perhaps you haven’t considered the cartoonish immature nature of such practices in the light of the holiness and righteousness of what Christ did for us on the cross.

26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (Heb. 10:26-31)

 

 

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Forsaking the Assembly or God?

The cry of the churches is “Don’t forsake the Assembly” quoting Hebrews 10:24-25:

24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

But are the churches forsaking God for the assembly? When they refuse to walk in His Righteousness, Truth and Love they are. We are not called to put the numbers of the assembly first. We are to follow His commandments and let Him bring in the few who are called.

15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
(John 14:15-18)

Now it’s up to you to seek out His will. Read and study the Scripture for yourself and ask the author and finisher of our faith to develop your own relationship with Him!

 

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And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

Original post found at churchwatchcentral.com

There’s a terrible truth that needs to be told. This will step on people’s toes and give a blow to egos everywhere, including us who are writing this. The terrible truth is this: Bible believing Christians who are supposed to be united around truth are more divided than Heretics who are united around lies.

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.” (Matthew 24:9-13)

We live in a day and age where heresy is prevailing over the truth of God’s Word. Men and women who claim to be apostles and prophets of God are proclaiming doctrines of demons from within Churches, and yet, Heretics don’t openly attack each other like Gospel believing Christians do on the internet.

Just as an example of how loyal Heretics are to each other, it took well over TWO YEARS for Amanda Wells to have any sort of accountability for shamelessly publishing stolen blogposts and articles from various authors across the internet in her books. All of the Elijah List “Prophets” were notified twice; once in November of 2015, and again in November of 2016. Despite this, NONE OF THEM publicly rebuked Amanda Wells for her refusal to repent of her sins.

On the opposite extreme you have Christians who trust that Christ died for their sins not only REFUSING TO RECONCILE with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, but they openly and viciously attack, slander, and defame the brother or sister in Christ who has repented and asked for forgiveness.

“Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.

“Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’

So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.” (Matthew 18:21-35; Emphasis ours)

Far too many Christian men who should be leading by example are acting like immature children whenever they refuse to repent and own their sins when it’s pointed out to them and whenever they refuse to forgive and reconcile with repentant brothers and sisters in Christ. It’s really no wonder that Heresy is running rampant in the Body of Christ. God have mercy on us.

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. (Colossians 3:12-14)
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Walking on the Water

22 Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away. 23 And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there. 24 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.

25 Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.

27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”

28 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”

29 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”

31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.

33 Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.” (Mat. 14:22-33)

Brothers and Sisters, our Lord is calling us out onto the water to walk with Him. Are you ready? Do you have the courage? There are days where I myself falter as Peter did. But it is He who reaches out to grab me and pull me back onto the water.

What do we have to fear? What is holding us back? When we gaze out on the water in the flesh we know that we would sink into the water. But in the Spirit the Lord will support us.

Do you know what is holding us back?

“O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

Why do we doubt? Why do you doubt? If we believe what the Lord has told us we should not doubt. But we let ourselves get in the way. Many times Satan will whisper in our ear and challenge what we were told.

Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”

And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’”

Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Gen. 3:1-5)

Satan is always challenging God’s truth. If we do not stand on our Rock, the Christ then how will we ever stay in our faith. We can sometimes waiver and I think that’s OK sometimes. But as we move forward we must learn to stand stronger and stronger. The Lord helps us do that. He gives us opportunities to grow. But we must continue to look to Him.

Be encouraged. He is there. He knows what you are struggling with. He will help us all overcome. I know. I am overcoming the same as you, working out my Salvation in fear and trembling. God Bless.

12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. (Philippians. 2:12)

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