Who Do You Say Jesus Is?

Who Is Jesus To You?

Luke 9:18-20
18  And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am? 19 They answering said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again. 20 He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

Jesus was asking the disciples who they thought He was. Most of them had been with Him from the beginning. They had seen the lame walk, the blind see, the dead raised to live again. They had seen the multitudes fed, and they had heard the wisdom and faith of Jesus first hand. So He asked them who do you say that I Am?

I ask you today. Who is Jesus to you? The majority here I assume believe in Jesus Christ, and you claim to be followers of Him. Who is Jesus to you?

Today we were asked if any had a testimony or prayer request. I believe that all who call themselves followers of the Lord Jesus Christ should always have a petition to the Lord, or a testimony of praise. The Lord is always willing to hear from His people, but we must come with a heart that is for Him.

I. Who do you say Jesus is?

Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

a) Is He Lord of your life?

Many who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ have a distant relationship with Him. The relationship is distant because we choose to ignore the Word of God and make excuses for the sin that is in our lives. When watch, listen, or participate in activities that are not honoring to God, we are deliberately choosing to turn our back on Him. Willful sin will cut off all communication with the Lord.

Jesus never leaves us! It’s always us who choose to walk away from Him.

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

It’s always us who choose our will over His.

Psalms 66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

Un-confessed sin will place a barrier between you and the Lord. God will not and cannot accept compromise from His people. The Lords holiness will not allow iniquity, and wickedness to linger.

1 Peter 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

What are you saying Dan follow a bunch of rules??? No just be honest with yourself and with God because your soul depends on it.

Romans 12:1-2 1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Many churches in the United States are powerless because they have compromised God’s Word and the people attending they do not know who Jesus Christ is!

2 Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

1 Samuel 3:3 And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;

The ark of God! The presence of God, the light in the temple was to burn always!!! It’s a representation of the Holy Spirit!!!

We are the walking, living, and breathing temple’s of the Lord, and the fire should be burning bright in us!!!

When we choose to watch, or listen, or participate in activities that are not honoring to God, we are deliberately choosing to turn our back on Him.

We live in dangerous times, and now is not the time to be straying from the Lord.

Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

Every since the day that the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified dead and buried and rose again on that 3rd day, Satan’s days were numbered!!!

Exodus 12:13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

Who do you say Jesus is?

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

I’m not saying that we can’t enjoy our time here on earth, but we better do a self evaluation as to the things that we allow into our life, and find to be such of importance, and things that we hold to be our treasures.

Matthew 6:19-22 19  Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

If Jesus is Lord of your life, compromise is not an option for you. When you are in direct contact with the Lord in prayer, and in His Word on a daily basis, you will be guided by the Holy spirit of God, and whenever you are tempted to sin you will instantly receive a nudge from the Holy Spirit that says don’t do that!

John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Your daily dose of reading and praying to the Lord will feed you spiritually and guide you in all truth.

When Jesus is Lord of your life, you’re willing to submit yourself to him and forsake the desires of the flesh.

What is compromise in a Christian’s life?

1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

If you have a television in your home, whether it’s hooked up by an antenna or you have cable television. My advice to you is to get rid of it!

If you use the internet at your home, I advise you to get multiple filters, and set it up in a place where the whole house can see what you’re viewing.

Listen the war is on and the prize is your soul!!!

1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

You might think that’s a little too much?

If you’re struggling in sin, you will continue to struggle, and your walk with the Lord will not and cannot get better.

If Jesus is Lord of your life, you must be willing to forsake it all!

Matthew 10:38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

We have to be willing to give all of our time, all of our strength, and all that we have to the Lord as a living sacrifice.

I’m giving you the truth.

John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

It’s God’s will for you to offer Him 100% of your life today.

Who is Jesus to you?
II. Can others see Jesus in you?

Matthew 5:13-16 13  Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Is your light shining today? Are you still excited about the things of the Lord as when you first believed?

The problem with most of today’s churches and the Christians that attend them is that the majority of them are spiritually dead, and they have lost their saltiness, their savor, and the unction to preserve the world and stand up for the things of God.

The Devil has taken the fight out of you, and you won’t pray for your lost family members, and friends, you wont witness in the stores and on the job, and you can just sit day after day and hour upon hour not laboring for the Lord, while all of these people are on the way to Hell.

The excuse that I’m just quiet, or that’s part of our geological culture is nonsense!

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

That’s not what Dan Roller says, it’s what the Word of God says, and it applies still today!

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Many of those who claim to follow Jesus Christ are ashamed of Him.

Matthew 10:32-33 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

a) Are you choosing to bow your head and pray in public before eating?
b) Are you compromising the Lord’s statutes and standards to keep the peace in the home or at work, family gatherings?
c) Are you witnessing to those who you come into contact with?

⦁ Share the story of witnessing to the truck driver at Sakach
⦁ Rashad at Sakach
⦁ Share the story of what’s the word on the street

Listen we can attend church all of our life and have the best attendance out of everyone in our congregation, but if all we do is attend church and there is no praying for the lost, or reaching out in fellowship and being encouragement to others, then we had better search ourselves and our hearts.

It is possible to lose your saltiness and you will be non effective for the Kingdom of God. You will be good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled on.

We must cause ourselves to become an impact on the world for Jesus Christ. We must shine our lights so that the lost can see our joy in the Lord.

If Christianity is just attending a building and fellowshipping with those who we are comfortable to associate with then we have lost the call church!

Luke 12:51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:

The truth will bring division. It will cause you to make a choice, and we as the body of Christ have to lay down our wills and come together to for one common goal, and that goal is Jesus Christ.

John 7:43 So there was a division among the people because of him.

Seeking Jesus Christ and taking a stand for Him will always bring division when the desire for sin is present.

Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

We can try in the flesh to add this new way to our service or to bring these people in to show us how to get God to move in our churches. We can have the greatest worship team and have all of the devices that money can buy. We can use all the methods of the world to bring the people to our church, but the key thing here is allowing the Lord Jesus Christ to have dominion in our lives.

If people see Jesus in us that’s enough for them to question what we are doing that their not. Hard times don’t discriminate, they come to us all. When we’re in prayer for the lost, the Lord will provide opportunity for us to bring glory to His name.

When other’s see you do they see Jesus?

III. Does Jesus know you?

Are you seeking Him daily? It’s not enough to just claim to know Him. Millions of people claim to know Jesus, but the majority only knows of Him.

God is omnipresent, He knows all things, but does He know you as His child? Are you bought by the Blood of Jesus Christ? Have you made Him your personal savior?

Are you going about His business?
Are you laboring for Him daily?
Is He Lord of your life?
Do others see Him in you?

Luke 18:18-23 18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. 20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother. 21 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up. 22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. 23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.

This person was rich not only physically but in a sense religiously too.
He knew of God and His Word, but he was not willing to give all that he had and to lay down his life and follow Jesus.

Many of you sitting here today have chosen to only know of the things of God but not go all the way and sacrifice your desires and wants and totally sell out to God.

You will never really know Him and He will never really know you.

Luke 9:23  And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

Knowing Jesus and Him knowing you requires a personal relationship with Him.

Matthew 7:20-27 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 21  Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 24  Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

The storm of life is here and now, and the only true shelter is in the Lord Jesus Christ and Him alone. There is no man , no system, no religion that can save you, but only Jesus Christ and a real personal relation ship with Him.

Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Jesus is knocking today on the door of your heart, but there will come a time when the knocking will stop.

Freedom of Choice

Ecclesiastes 12:13 ¶ Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Our duty, our assignment, our calling as followers of Jesus Christ is to take up our cross and to follow His ways, His teachings, and His instructions to deliver the truth to set those who are in bondage to sin free.

Matthew 10:38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

You’re not worthy of Christ if you do not lay your will and self motivations down and pick up the burdensome cross of Christianity.

Matthew 16:24-26 24 ¶ Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

If your born again of the spirit and you have repented of your sins and you have forsaken the ways of the world and are seeking Jesus Christ and allowing the Holy Ghost to convict, sanctify and restore you to who the Lord has called you to be then you have victory over sin and you have the power of Jesus Christ ruling and raining in your life.

Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Why is the Church of Jesus Christ so overwhelmed with sin? Why is the enemy conquering the houses of God?

Satan is conquering the houses of God because he has already conquered your home, your mind, your life because of your free will choice to choose what you want!

No one has put you into bondage, but yourself. You choose the sin. You choose to walk away from Jesus Christ. You choose the pornography and fornication, the adultery, you choose it. The alcohol, you choose the drugs, you choose the lying cheating and stealing! No one but you!

Oh sure you can blame Satan for the setup, but you caused yourself to hurdle the moral barriers of your mind and approach the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 3:1-5 1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

Adam and Eve were given bad council, bad advice, and the result was sin and death.

Ecclesiastes 1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
There is nothing new and the choice for sin instead of righteousness is chosen.

We have chosen pleasure over prayer, worldliness in our worship, seduction over sanctification, pride over piety, and we have abused the grace, sacrifice and mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

Opposition, gossip, slander, sewing discord, rebellion to authority and the infiltration of the worlds methods will cause the judgments of God to follow.

Jeremiah 12:7 ¶ I have forsaken mine house, I have left mine heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies.

When we choose to turn from God and choose to listen to another source, then we are allowing ourselves to be guided by that source, and any source that is outside of God’s wisdom and Word is deception, and will lead to death.

Matthew 7:13-14 ¶ Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

They despise it because it confronts the sin in their life, and nobody wants to hear rebuke anymore.

Accountability to the un-accountability is not accountability, and there will be no restoration.

Jeremiah 2:19 Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.

We are to blame nothing but ourselves because we allow the things in our lives that the Lord says have nothing to do with.

Jeremiah 5:19 ¶ And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the LORD our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not yours.

Sober

1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

I’m watching our society erode into darkness. The moral decline of mankind has become exceedingly corrupt. The world has come full circle mirroring the days of Noah. Our world is filled with the acceptance of transgenderism, homosexuality, pedophilia, beastiality, pornography, adultery, promiscuous sex, nakedness, witchcraft, idolism, coveting, murder, abortion, drunkenness, drug addiction, and abuse, denial of the truth and a disregarding of commonsense. Sobriety is forsaken by the masses and the true God the creator of the heavens and earth is not feared today in our society.

Genesis 6:5-8 ¶ And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

The Church, the Body of Jesus Christ has once again found favor in the eye’s of the Lord. Jehovah-jireh. He has provided a way back to Him through the sacrifice and shed blood of His only begotten Son Jesus Christ!

The world is filled with religions, and denominations, and rules, and regulations of mankind. There are churches that have meeting up to three times a day and they have daycare and coffee shops and dance music and video games for the kids. They have large and small group meetings.
These churches also have entertainment brought in to the house of the Lord with famous musicians, and artist and all kinds of things that will connect you to a higher power, but they are lacking the One true element that is needed! Truth, conviction, the power of the Holy Ghost!!!

The presence of God!!!

Proverbs 23:21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

We are proud in the spirit, arrogant with our faith, filled with idle bread, and hardhearted to the outcast. The house of the Lord is filled with gossip and indecision. There is no peace because there is no repentance; there is no persecution because there is no witness. There is no testimony because there is no sacrifice. There is no sacrifice because there is no fear.

No fear, no true belief that God is real and all knowing, and everywhere, all-powerful.

Revelation 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

Mystery Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots! The apostate churches that have torn off the doors to the houses of God and have allowed chaos to rain supreme.

Sin is allowed in the houses of God and in the lives of Christians. Search the scriptures and you’ll find that over and over again God’s people wondering down the wayward road of losing.

We don’t want to hear that we shouldn’t be watching cable television.

We don’t want to hear that we shouldn’t be listening to music that is identical with secular music.

We can’t identify Jesus Christ as one who is banging his head to some heavy metal so-called Christian rock group, or bumping His head to some hip hop music that has applied His name to the lyrics.

The world rebels in their wickedness, but still has the sense to see that the church has become corrupt with the things that the world entertains itself with.

I’ve heard many comments by those who are not walking with the Lord remark about the elements of the modern day church.

1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

We are to be holy as the Lord is holy and activities that are allowed in the houses of God that are clearly an abomination should be resisted and refuted by the men and women of the churches.

The Lord has given instruction in His Word on the things that we are to have no compromise with. Christians must turn away from the deception of wickedness and turn to the Word of God for instruction.

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

The Word of God clearly states how His people should walk and the direction they should walk in. Drunkenness is to be influenced by the conditions of our environment, and we are to be sober without the intoxication of the world. We are to be witnesses of the light of Jesus Christ.

John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

Jesus Christ is the light that is in us but if we refuse to walk in the light we will be deceived!

John 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

The world doesn’t understand the truth. They walk in darkness, and the churches that use the methods of the world to bring the world into the churches are walking in darkness. The truth must be declared!
John 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

Ministers and Christians who continue to walk in darkness are refusing to submit their sin to the cross at Calvary. They continue to pick it up and carry it with them.

Ephesians 5:14-21 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. 15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. 18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; 21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

Turn away from the drunkenness of society and the world, and seek the Lord while He may be found. Be sober!

1Cor 6: 9-11 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Church of Jesus Christ wake up be sober! There is still time to make things right with the Lord. Listen to reason, search the scriptures. It’s time to bring back the altars in the houses of God. Bring back the altar calls. Let the people repent for their sins. Let them know that they have sinned against the Lord. Set them free. Tell them the truth.

John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

The truth is that everyone is hurting from something that has happened to them in there life. This tragic life altering event has caused you to separate yourself from true morality, and if you’re a believer in Jesus Christ but your walk is not where it should be, now is the time to get it right. This is the come to Jesus moment for you. If you’re bound by lust, bound by alcohol, bound by drug addiction, bound by pornography, bound by all of the sins in life and you are spiritually drunk, now is the time to confess your sin, and to once and for all be set free.

Luke 21:34 ¶ And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

Jesus Christ is coming soon and you need to be ready!
Nahum 1:2-8 2 God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. 3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. 4 He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth. 5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. 6 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him. 7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. 8 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.

The time is at hand! The time now in this day and hour is to be sober. Jesus Christ is coming!

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Out of Time

Salvation is the issue that I will be deal with now. Many believers in Jesus Christ have fallen away and fallen asleep spiritually speaking. The Church has become satisfied with no authority or a reverence for a Holy God. The Church has allowed sin to invade the House of the Lord and has abused the mercy and grace of God.

Through the mindset of increase, prosperity and submissiveness to the practices, and convictions of the world, we have allowed ourselves to become immune to the convictions of the Holy Spirit. We have ministers who stand in the pulpits who refuse to preach against the sin that is in the church and in the lives of the congregants.

Abominations are allowed and encouraged to be accepted and practiced in the house of the Lord. The truth of God’s Word has been hidden and replaced by a self motivating message that will not shine the spotlight exposing sin and unrighteousness.

Christianity in America has become a broken branch that has fallen away from the tree of Life.

John 15:5-6 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

The Church, the Body of Christ is to be abiding in Jesus Christ. The word abiding means to be enduring, remaining, surviving. We are to be taking a permanent position, steadfast with an unshakable faith in Jesus Christ. Many of today’s modern Christians have taken the on the characteristics of the foolish virgins, that Jesus spoke about in Matthew chapter 25, in the parable of the Ten Virgins.

Matthew 25:1-13
1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

They all had lamps and, I interpret that as at one point they had accepted the Lord Jesus as their personal Savior and made Him the Lord of their lives. Millions of people, who will claim to be Christians, fill the church houses all across America, Sunday morning, Sunday evening, Wednesday evening and in most cases when the doors are open.

We are supposed to be attending church and fellowshipping with the saints as much as possible. When we come to the house of God and fellowship with other believers we can share testimonies and encourage, each other in the faith. Jesus said that five were wise and five were foolish. There are those who call themselves believers in Jesus Christ but are nothing more than country club members.

When we ask the Lord Jesus to be our savior and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness, I believe that we are given a spiritual light, the light of Christ. This light is like a lamp that the virgins had and they were preparing for an event. Christians have a hope for a life that is eternal. It is a journey that awaits us. Jesus said that He had to go away to prepare a place for us, and that He would come again to take us with him, to be with Him forever.

All of the virgins took their lamps with them but five of the virgins took only their lamps and not a vessel of extra oil. Oil represents the Holy Spirit of God. This Holy Spirit of God is a gift that is given by the Lord freely to aid us in our walk here on earth. The oil, the Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin He reminds us of the Lords Word. He guides us in discernment, and directs our path to the ways of the Lord.

The Holy Spirit of the Lord is our oil that keeps our flame, the Light of Jesus Christ shining bright in our lives. It is the power of the Almighty displayed in mankind to guide the lost who walk in darkness to see the light of hope. It is a testimony of our faith and witness of the truth.

These five foolish virgins are like so many that are attending the churches today. They have been given a light, a lamp, a free gift from the Lord, but they have not carried an extra vessel of oil to sustain them on their journey.

They have taken advantage of the Lord. They have chosen foolishly to walk in their own ways. All though they attend church like a believer, and they have the appearance like a believer. They give money to support the things of God but inwardly their light is fading away.

They lose their reverence for the Lord. They have become non-believers. Oh sure they believe in who Jesus Christ was and all of the stories in the Word of God, but they become just old stories after awhile and they really don’t apply to the now in our lives.

They fall away, and the truth becomes skewed in their minds. The concern for the true ways of the Lord becomes blocked out by the entertainment that the flesh finds to be more real, and exciting. Jesus becomes an old friend from the past that we knew as a kid but now as an adult attending church and acknowledging the ways of the Lord are no longer genuine to these foolish virgins.

Church has just become an activity, or just thing to do, but the light has gone out and the evidence that you have fallen away shows in the way you live your life.

The five wise virgins carried an extra vessel of oil. These virgins represent the true believers in Jesus Christ, those who will stand on the foundations of the truth. They are believers in what the Word of God teaches, and they apply it to their lives daily.

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

We cannot call ourselves believers and followers of Jesus Christ if we are constantly abiding in the ways of the world. We are accountable for our actions. We are representatives of Jesus Christ. If we allow sin to rule and rain in our life, it will be exposed and it will bring shame to the Lord’s name.

There was a cry and the declaration was that the bride groom was coming. There will be signs of the coming of the Lord, at an unexpected hour. The foolish virgins asked the wise for some of their oil, but this isn’t something that can be given freely. I cannot give you my relationship with the Lord. You must walk the walk yourself.

I don’t have the power to save and neither does anyone who is a believer, but it is only through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that you can retain salvation.

Acts 8:18-23 18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,
19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.
20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.

That is the condition of many that claim to be followers of Jesus Christ. Sin has you in bondage and you are bitter and trapped by your lust of the flesh. We are to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. We no longer should want to take part in the ways of this world.

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

The latest fashions, the latest music, and movies, everything that the world says is okay is not okay! God clearly states the truth in His Word!

1 Peter 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

That is not an option for Christianity! It is a requirement declared by the Lord! The hour is coming to us all that in the Lords return or through death, time will run out. The time to choose to really live for the Lord or to continue in our sin.

Time will run out.

The thing’s that you allow your eye’s to see, and the things that you allow your ears to hear, and the things that you allow yourself to wear. They are all evidence against you, and fro many they are the reasons that you will not be ready when the Bride groom comes.

You will then stand outside the door and knock, and you will here the words I know you not. Just as an old friend from the past that you haven’t seen for years, you know of him, and who he was from the past but you cannot say you know him at the present, if there has not been communication! When you choose to not seek the Lord in prayer, and to read His Word, you’re choosing to not communicate with Him, and you become strangers to each other.

Your time is running out.

Does the Lord know you?

2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

 

The Changing

We live in a time of a great changing that is accruing in our world. Our societies have become rebellious and wicked. Morality and commonsense have been rejected in the name of freedom and personal interest.

We have ignored the warnings of the impending danger and judgment that is at our heels and yet we continue to ignore the reality that there is a real God who is holy and righteous and will require every person to give an account as to why they have refused His salvation.

Revelation 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

One day we will all have to stand before the Lord and give an account for the decisions that we have made. Many who call themselves Christians have chosen to hide their sin. They have chosen to ignore the conviction of the Holy Ghost.

Many of you out there listening to this message right now have hidden sin in your life. Maybe you have cheated on your spouse? Maybe you have stolen from someone? Maybe you’re addicted to drugs or into pornography? Maybe you’re just in full rebellion to God’s Word and you’re tired of living by the truth?

Sin has no prejudice against its victims. Sin is absolutely lethal and contagious. When we choose to accept sin in our lives and ignore what the Word of God says about putting away the things of the world that will hold us in captivity and ultimately destroy us?

We have no right to hold God to His covenants and His blessings.
The Lord told Adam in the Garden of Eden do not eat of this particular tree in the garden. He said stay away from it!

Genesis 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

It doesn’t get any clearer than that! But! As King Solomon said there is nothing new under the sun!

Adam thought God was keeping him from something that was good for him. Adam like so many of the people of the world in our time now and generations past began to think in a selfish way, a prideful way! I have a right to do what I want! This is me! This is how I was born!

The changing had begun in Adam and so he did his will above God’s command and so our world is fallen now and we have death, disease, famine, wars, and sin beyond our understanding. All of this because of refusing warnings and instructions and the desires of our hearts overwhelm common sense and all understanding of wisdom.

Genesis 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

Mankind wants to avoid death and judgment and so he fights to find a solution to eternal life. The solution is only found in Jesus Christ! Jesus is the only way to eternal life! Many choose to die in their sins rather than confessing the truth. Pride will destroy your integrity and send your soul to Hell.

That’s the truth that is not being preached today! Hell is real! The Great White Throne Judgment is real!

Many so called Christians today are arrogantly treading the path that leads to Hell.

Matthew 7:13-14 13 ¶ Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Matthew 7:22-23 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Let’s think about that for a moment?

Does Jesus Christ know you?

Are you in prayer and reading His Word every day?

You cannot say that you know him if you’re not in His word and in prayer with Him daily!

Lies told by the most honest person you know are still lies!

In the end who pays for the lies? We do if they’re not confessed.

Jesus had many followers while doing His ministry but there came a changing. Jesus began to tell the people things that they did not understand and things that they did not want to hear.

The followers were changing and they left Him.

Jesus never leaves us. It is always us that turn from Him. We decide who Jesus is and what His will is for us and we are consumed with our wicked selfish imaginations.

Ecclesiastes 10:8 He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

The times are changing and mankind’s hearts are changing. The people of God are changing as they always have.

Over and over again the people of God have chosen to walk away from Him.

How can one’s desires of the heart make him become so blind to the truth?

Sin.

Sin is the reason. It’s the reason for rebellion and lies and deception.

What’s the reason for all the sin in the world today and ultimately in the church and in the lives of so called Christians?

There is no fear of God! There is no reverence to Him.

No one and especially Christians don’t want to be told the truth about the sin that is in their lives.

The Word of God tells us what we should have nothing to do with, the things that are in our homes and lives that He has warned us of in His word, not to take part in.

We have rejected His commands and have made excuses to ignore His ways, and now we have a society that has gone into full rebellion.

We have houses of God that have forced the almighty to vacate the premises because of the compromised Christians that allow the demonized methods of the world to hold place in their hearts.

The changing has come.

It has all been written. Where do you stand to day?

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

A Word From The LORD

Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

God is giving everyone a chance to repent and to make things right with Him. He has even gone as far as coming to this earth born as a little defenseless baby to live as we live and to xperience death as we do. He healed thousands and fed thousands he also raised people from the dead.

He let himself be found guilty of religious laws and was killed by one of the most terrible ways to die. He was stripped of his clothes beaten and spat upon and finally hung on a cross mocked and scorned. He gave up His life so that we would have life eternally.

Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

There is a remedy for your sickness and there is a remedy for your pain. There is a remedy for your addictions and there is a remedy brain. There is a remedy for whatever condition you’re facing today but there can be no help for you if you’re not willing to realize the state and condition that you’re in and that you’re standing with God is guilty.

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

God is holy He is intolerant to sin. He does not compromise the standards of His will so that we can do what we want to make ourselves happy. Sin is sin in the eyes of God and there must be a payment for sin because the Lord requires it. The only payment that can be paid for sin is blood, it is what the Lord requires.

Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. There is life in the blood.

Commentary

The sinner deserved to die; therefore the sacrifice must die. Now, the blood being so the life that ordinarily beasts were killed for man’s use by the drawing out of all their blood, God appointed the sprinkling or pouring out of the blood of the sacrifice upon the altar to signify that the life of the sacrifice was given to God instead of the sinner’s life, and as a ransom or counter-price for it; therefore without the shedding of blood there was no remission for sins commited.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Here’s the ultimate that you must understand. The blood of animals is not enough to appease the Lord of the universe. God is just and holy and He must be justified and true. He commands righteousness! Not compromise as mankind does today! We are liar’s murderers and adulterers at heart and we our driven by our sin nature that is within us when we choose right over wrong.

Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

We have in us things that are not right morally and that’s why we sin and do the things that we know are wrong.

Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

God the creator of all things created us to worship Him and to fellowship with Him in His Kingdom but we gave in to temptation and gave the enemy a right to afflict us with his temptations and adversities. The Lord was not taken by surprise when sin was chosen and mankind fell under the bondage of sin. He had and has a plan to reconcile mankind back to himself.

John 3:16 ¶ For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

God is still extending His hand to us today and offering a remedy for our situation.

Romans 10:9-10 

9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Only you really know you and it’s up to you to ponder what I’m saying to you. If you have ever heard the gospel preached or maybe you’re in a backslidden state and your heart is hard because of the sin that you have allowed in your life you must hear me in this hour.

The time is at hand to repent the hour is late! The call has gone out unto the whole earth and the signs prophesied have come to pass.

Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

You might say oh Dan people have been saying that for years! Yes they have and praise God for it! But I’m telling you that we’re here and you better sober up and take a look around. The world staggers around in a drunken state literally and spiritually speaking.

1 Thessalonians 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

1 Peter 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

The enemy is in your house. Listen for the trumpet sound!

Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

You have a choice to become righteous through repentance or God will achieve your purification through judgment.

Luke 21:34 ¶ And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

The masses are not aware of what is coming on the earth. Billions will be devastated.

Luke 21:26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

The Lord is calling you back or even to Him for the first time to know Him as your God, creator, and king. He is extending His hand in love and mercy. He has provided a way to escape His judgment through His Son Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 65:2 I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;

Time is running out for you and now is the time to repent and seek the Lord before it is too late.

2 Chronicles 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy.

There is a judgment coming for the people of the Lord and for the wickedness of the world. If your heart is not right with the Lord I plead with you now to get it right!

Time’s Up

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8  

1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

 

We have been given a fixed amount of time here on this earth. The Lord has given each one of us time to seek the truth.

 

We have been given time to learn and to teach. We have been given time to give and to take.

 

We have been given time to sew into the lives of others, and we have been given time to see those fruits come forth and produce, whether they are fruits that yield righteousness and give honor and glory to God, or if they be fruits that bring shame to ourselves and to God.

 

Make no mistake in believing that you will reap what we sew.

 

Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

 

 

If your sewing in sin then you will reap sin and the wages of sin is death.

 

When you choose to live a life without accountability, then you’re choosing a life of rebellion from the truth.

 

You are free to make that choice. Your free to worship or to not worship the god of your choice, but you had better make sure that you’re right because once you pass from this life to eternity your choice will have been made.

 

There will be no second chances after death has come. The spiritual condition that we leave this life in, will be the condition that we will remain in for eternity.

 

  1. No Time to Pray

 

 

There is a time coming when prayer’s will cease from being heard and answered.

 

Even now if you are living in willful sin your prayers will be hindered. Your prayers will not be heard.

 

Your request to the Lord will be ignored.

 

Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

When you live a life that you know is opposing to the will and ways of the Lord, you have chosen to separate yourself from Him.

Sin causes us to seclude ourselves from others and distance ourselves from God.

When we decide to tell halve truth to try and clear our consciences this will not bring freedom but only more bondage to sin.

Sin produces sin and bondage. Righteousness produces righteousness and freedom.

The world is in bondage because of sin and the only answer to sin is the cross of Jesus Christ.

 

The only power of that can transform lives is the power of the Holy Ghost operating in the realm of the finished work of Jesus Christ being crucified on the Cross at Calvary.

 

The debt of sin was paid in full then!

 

There is no religion!

 

No denomination!

 

No work of the flesh that can change you!

 

It is nothing but the blood of Jesus!

 

John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

That was it victory through Jesus Christ is mine!

 

Do you freedom from alcohol?

 

Do you freedom from drug addiction?

 

Do you freedom from pornography?

 

Do you freedom from all the things and pressures of life that have you bound in depression and confusion?

Look to the cross of Jesus Christ!

 

It is the only thing that can bring healing! Life! and freedom from bondage.

 

Isaiah 55:6 ¶ Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

 

There will come a time when prayers will not be heard.

 

Petitions to the Lord will not be answered.

 

Prayers will not be answered in Hell.

 

Luke 16:19-31  

19 ¶ There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:

20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,

21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:

28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.

31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

 

No prayers are answered in Hell.

 

We can’t afford to neglect our prayer life to the Lord for our lost family members, friends, neighbors, communities, countries and leaders.

 

The darkness has come in through the lack of praying from the people of God.

 

  1. No Time to Repent

 

The time is coming that repentance will not be accepted.

 

Ecclesiastes 3:17 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

 

Repentance means to turn from wickedness, habits and lifestyles that are against the Lord and go into a new direction.

 

Many people have hard hearts and are not willing to even consider the fact that they are living in error and sin.

 

 

Proverbs 28:5 Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.

 

Sin is sin and just because you’re not aware of it as sin does not excuse you from the sin.

 

We all have been given a conscience that knows right from wrong and refusing to abide in the truth will cost you your soul if you don’t repent.

Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

 

There is one who has eyes of fire and will be able to see through the lies and deception and no hidden sin will you be able to hide from Him.

 

Rebellion to the truth will keep you in bondage and will cut off all communication from God.

 

Psalm 50:16-17  16 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? 17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.

 

When you disregard the Lord in prayer and you choose not to repent of your sins, you’re choosing to not to accept the gift of eternal life that has been freely given to you by the Lord Jesus Christ, and if you’re a Christian then you are breaching the covenant with God and are in danger of becoming reprobate.

 

Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

 

There are many distractions in this life that can hinder us with our walk with the Lord.

 

As believer’s it is easy to become distracted by our place of employment, bills, and family affairs.

 

We become concerned about the things of the world and we begin to worry and take our eyes off of Jesus Christ.

 

Luke 21:34 ¶ And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

 

We become like doubting Thomas or Peter when he stepped out of the boat to walk on the water to Jesus and he began to doubt and take his eyes off the Lord and he sank down into the water.

Down into the cares of this life where there is no help, but our only help is in Jesus Christ.

 

The time for repenting and turning to Jesus will soon come to an end.

 

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

 

 

  1. No Time to Change

 

In this world that we live in today we are given so many options in life.

 

We have the option to come and go as we please.

 

We have the option to worship whoever we please.

 

We have the option to use whatever bathroom please.

 

We have the option to choose whatever gender we would like to present ourselves as.

 

We have the option for divorce.

 

We even have the option to legally choose to murder an unborn child.

 

We do have the option to destroy lives and to take the lives of innocent babies and even people, but we do not have the option to add to the days of our life.

 

Psalms 144:4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

We are so accustomed to second chances and starting over. The world today offers us the option to start over in the area of video games, movies and even music.

 

The Lord has given us all so many chances to seek Him in prayer and to repent of our sins and to change the road that we are on, and to enter into the straight gate that leads to life, but the majority has chosen to despise his Word and to ignore his calling.

 

The world is offended when they are told that they will stand before the Great White Throne Judgment.

 

They feel that they will not be subject to a sovereign God.

 

They want to deny the accountability that they will have to give an account for but mark it down!

 

Each and every soul that has walked on this earth will stand before the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and will give an account for their works.

 

Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

 

The option to change will soon come to an end and time as we know it will stop.

 

Time will be up for you and if you choose to ignore this message and the calling of the Lord you will very soon not have the option to change.

Even the demons know that there is a time that is appointed for judgment and the ending of this world as we know it.

 

Matthew 8:28-29 

28 ¶ And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.

29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

This passage of scripture has always fascinated me because even the demons acknowledge that there will come a time of judgment a time of settling up.

 

Today we have time to choose to pray, repent and change our direction.

 

Time will soon be no more and the option to seek the Lord will be over.

 

We have all been given a certain amount of time on this earth and how much time we have to live is one thing that we don’t have an option to choose.

 

There is only One who knows our time and that is the Lord.

 

Things are wrapping up Jesus is coming soon and now is the time to pray!

 

Now is the time to repent!

Now is the time to change!

 

Revelation 14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.

 

 

The Undertow Blog

Luke 17:26-27  26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

 

We live in a world that continues to shamelessly indulge in the practicing of the Creator of the Heavens and Earth call sin every day. We regard no boundaries of moral conduct but freely choose to swim in a flood of sexual sin and boastfully encourage and advertise to the world our pride of personal choices and promote the sins of homosexuality, drug abuse, prostitution, pornography, abortion, and alcohol.

 

All of these sins and more are committed day after day. Not only are these sins committed by the world but they are also committed by those who call themselves believers, and followers of Jesus Christ.

 

The response from the Lord from the result of these sins has been pretty quiet. Although I do believe we have been given a measure of judgment in the results of our countries leadership and the moral decline of our nation and even throughout the world. As we are living in the year of 2016 it’s easy to take a look around and relate the sins of the world to the response from the Church. The body of Christ has fallen asleep and forsaken the true call to be holy as the Lord God is holy.

 

We have justified our modern day progression for the excuse of saving the lost but the result is a lost Church and a body of members who have become spiritually dead and have fallen into a sleep of death.

 

We are in the greatest time of history with the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ being imminent and he’s pounding on the door of our conscience and our hearts warning us to wake up!

 

We’re swimming in a river of false grace that allows sin to rule and we live a life that is contrary to everything that the Word of God says and we are unknowingly being carried away by the undertow that will carry us to the Great White Thrown Judgment.

There is an undertow in the realm of religion that has and is drowning followers of Jesus Christ daily. When we give way to sin and compromise the standards of God we are breaching the area that no one should be swimming in. Hidden sin that is stuffed away and buried deep in the conscience in the heart of mankind can only be hidden for so long.

 

Hidden sin is a planted seed of destruction and death and will certainly be cultivated by the storms of life and will one day break forth from the ground to reap death and destruction.

 

Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

 

God told Noah to build an Ark because He had enough of the sin and corruption in the world.

 

Genesis 6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

 

The Lord was grieved at the continuing in sin and that mankind had no regards to a Holy God and no fear or reverence to Him.

 

Genesis 6:7-8  

7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.  

 

The Lord had decided to judge the world of its wickedness but to save the righteous. The righteous are those who have set aside the things of the world and the ways of the world. The world excepts everything and anything goes. If we take a look at the ten Commandments we see that they are all disregarded by the world and are considered to be restrictions that are legalistic and rob a person of their personal rights as an individual. We live in a world that wants no restrictions or rules! The people do not want the religious restrictions of God in their lives.

 

The world has chose its path and the Church of Jesus Christ needs to wake up and choose its path before its too late. The Lord has a remnant of people that he considers to be righteous, They are a people that have been washed by the Blood of the Lamb. The only Begotten Son of the Lord almighty Jesus Christ of Nazareth, born of virgin, a miracle that could only be performed by God the Father. Jesus Christ God in the flesh came down from on high to deliver mankind from the wages of sin and that is death.

 

Choose the road you want, live the life you desire to live but know in the end you will stand before the one who has eye’s of fire and there is no sin or transgression that will be hidden from His presence, but only brought to the light and weighed in the balances. The world has been weighed in the balances and has been found wanting in the eye’s of the Lord.

 

The Church has been weighed in the balances and has been found wanting in the eye’s of the Lord. Judgment is at the door and the world is swimming in sin and the undertow is creeping closer and closer to the feet of those Christians who continue to swim in the waters of compromise. The church has become a stumbling block to the world and allows the seduction and the Spirit of Jezebel to dwell in their sanctuaries. Hidden sin has crept into the pulpit and into the study of the pastors. Pride has come into the pastors study. You might say Dan how has pride come into my study? The result of you having a social media account exposes your pride of self glorification.

 

Posting personal pictures of yourself exposes a leaven of pride that has leavened the whole lump, and if your leavened than your church will be leavened and your congregation will be leavened and your ministry will result with either a house that is dead and empty or filled with seduction and sin that mirrors the world. Hidden sin is the manna of death and it breeds and destroys lives and congregations and it must be exposed and dealt with before it’s too late.

 

We live in the late hour and to choose to ignore your sin is like playing roulette! The gun is loaded and the hammer is cocked and it’s your turn.

 

Why choose a personal spiritual suicide over un-confessed sin that will destroy you and others? Kill the pride humble your self and commit your ways unto the Lord.

 

Characteristics of secret sin

 

  • Irritable, Bad Temper, Moody, Angry
  • Malice, Hatred, Spiteful, Mean, Nastiness, Cruel, No Mercy,
  • Dishonest, Mischievous
  • Carelessness
  • Ruthless
  • Jealousy, Resentful, Paranoia, Suspicious
  • Seclusion, Isolation
  • Obsession
  • Depression, Hopelessness
  • Guilt
  • No Communication with God Friends, Family, Spouse

 

Causes bondage

 

Proverbs 5:22 ¶ His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.

 

Causes death

 

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

2 Peter 2:15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

 

(Matthew 25:1-13) “Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

{2} And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

{3} They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

{4} But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

{5} While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

{6} And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

{7} Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

{8} And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

{9} But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

{10} And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

{11} Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. {12} But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

{13} Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.”

 

 

Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

The Wandering

There is a great wandering of the people of God, a wandering of faith and commitment, a wandering from the true foundations and the Word of God. It is a great wandering from the old paths onto a new way and a new road that seems to fulfill the desires of the flesh but only leaves you wanting more and more.

Proverbs 4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

Mankind has now wandered to the point of not being satisfied with the gender that they were born as. The homosexual crowd has now pushed their agenda so far that now they want the same rights as everyone else. We now have the right to choose what gender we want to be identified as, and our countries leader has backed the homosexual crowd up in this matter. Public schools can now lose their government funds if they don’t allow multi gendered restrooms.

The image of the rainbow no longer represents a time that God judged the world and destroyed all of mankind except for 8 people, but now the rainbow stands for a lifestyle of perversion without the gift of reproduction.

No reproduction means no mankind to survive and that’s exactly what Satan wants. He wants to destroy what God loves and has created to worship Him.

There is a wandering in the churches of God to seek after the ways of the world to bring in the worlds entertainment because the presence of God has departed. As it was in the days of Eli the High Priest so it is now Ichabod in many churches.

The Glory of God has departed because God will not compromise the sin in the church or in the lives of Christians.

Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

We must be confessing our sins daily in prayer and forsaking them. That means to leave them behind not to continue in them.

If we choose to continue in sin and make excuses to cover them up the Lord will not hear you when you call on Him. Now that’s not my opinion that’s what the Word of God says.

Psalms 66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

Jesus was walking in Judaea and all kinds of people were walking with him and wandering round about Him and then one man walked up to Him and said:

Matthew 19:16-22 16 ¶ And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. 18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, 19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? 21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. 22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

The young man refused to lay the things of this life down and to pick up his cross and follow Jesus. He wandered off into the crowd just like many believers today.

We really don’t want to pick up our cross and follow the Lord.

We feel that we would be missing out on all of the good things of life. Like television shows, movies, video games, sports and entertainment, ect.

The things that we see with our eye’s and the tangible things that we can feel and touch are here and now and so we choose them over Jesus Christ.

Just like the man who came up to Jesus asking how to get eternal life, he believed in Jesus, and he had followed most of the rules but when it came to giving all he chose to wander off. He said no!

No thanks!

What does it mean to wander?

Wander – To deviate as from a path; to stray; specifically; to go astray, to morally; to err.

Wandering from the truth has always been the problem with God’s people.

We wander and another word for wandering is backsliding.

Back sliding is a term that is used for a person who once stood on the Word of God and allowed the Holy Ghost to convict them of their sins but through trials and tribulations of life slowly became hard hearted and ignored the conviction of the Holy Ghost.

You no longer feel conviction for the things that you know are morally wrong.

You cover up known sin in your life and make excuses and justify it because of your pride.

When you hear the truth spoken you despise it and mock it.

Through bitterness, anger and pride you justify yourself and refuse to have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to you.

There are 4 things that cause us to backslide and to wander

  1. I.      Failure To Read The Bible

Biblical Instructions Before Leaving Earth

2Timothy 3:16-17  16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.  

God’s Word will prove us wrong in our rebellion it will correct us in our errors, it will instruct us in our daily living.

Backsliding starts when we neglect to read God’s Word. It creates an entry point for the Devil to step in and to get control.

Go out on the streets today and ask people if they believe in God and the majority will say yes. Ask them was the last time they read the bible and most will say I’m not sure.

How can we know who God is and what he wants from us if we neglect to read His word? How can we claim to His promises and covenants if we neglect to follow Him?

Look at the state of our country and even the world because of neglecting God’s word.

God laid it all out for us in the book of Leviticus.

Leviticus 26:1-13  1 Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God. 2 ¶ Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD. 3 ¶ If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; 4 Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. 5 And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely. 6 And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land. 7 And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. 8 And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword. 9 For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you. 10 And ye shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because of the new. 11 And I will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you. 12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people. 13 I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.

Take a look at the world now does it look like God’s blessing is upon it? Have we kept His covenants? Do we have peace and security? Have you noticed our monitored society? Have you noticed all of the bombings and shootings? Have you noticed the immoral decline in our society? Is the Church of Christ dominating all other religions in the world today?

God said if we would follow him and not submit to the things of the world that He would keep His hedge of protection upon us but let’s see what He says he will do if we neglect His Word.

Leviticus 26:14-17 14 ¶ But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments; 15 And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant: 16 I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. 17 And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.

God makes it clear that He doesn’t compromise and we as His people should not choose to compromise either.

It’s plain to see that our country and the world has chosen to disregard the commands of God and the state of the world is in the exact condition that the Lord said it would be in, if His Word was disregarded and despised.

If your not reading God’s Word then you really don’t know Him you just know of Him.

Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

If we call ourselves Christians then we need to be feeding on Jesus Christ.

If we’re feeding on the doctrines of the world and the praises of man then at the end of each day we will be left empty.

When we feed off of God’s Word it gives us life and fuels our flame.

God’s Word gives us:

  • Wisdom
  • Courage
  • Life
  • Discretion
  • Discernment
  • Faith
  • The Power of The Holy Ghost

God’s Word cleanses us by reading it daily.

Psalms 119:9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

Psalms 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Psalms 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Reading God’s word daily is a requirement for everyone who calls themselves a follower of Jesus Christ.

Matthew 7:13-14 ¶ Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Backsliding and wandering through the wide road that leads to destruction begins with the neglecting of reading God’s Word.

  1. II.      Failure To Pray

James 4:2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

We have to pray and believe me I know it’s hard to pray with all the distractions of life. Your job, home life and many other things that worry us and steal our time away keep us from the one of the most important things that we have been gifted with, PRAYER to a God that listens!

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.

If your struggling in prayer and your constantly being distracted then press in and fight until you get through.

Remember when Daniel chose to fast and pray to God to seek out a matter. The Angel of the Lord said that there was a resistance that hindered him from responding but he made it through to answer Daniel’s prayer. The Disciples failed to pray in the garden of Gethsemane.

Matthew 26:36-46 36 ¶ Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. 37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. 38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. 39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. 40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? 41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. 43 And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy. 44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. 45 Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.

Jesus was saying pray, pray, pray and then it was to late no time to pray no time to change, no time to get right with God.

When we fail to read the Word of God and to seek Him daily in prayer then we our wandering in our own wills and leaving our selves open for the enemy to strike.

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

  1. III.      Failure To Attend Church

Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

We must come together as like minded believers because the hour is coming when the persecution will begin.

We come together to be edified by testimonies and witnesses of what the Lord is doing in our lives.

Jesus Christ is the head and we are the body that should be moving and plowing the fields of this world to be an effective witness and light that scatters the darkness that is coming in like a flood.

When the power of the Holy Ghost came down on the day of Pentecost they were all gathered together with one accord. They were in agreement, they were not wandering to and fro carelessly.

They were seeking God in His word and in prayer and together in unity not for the sake of the flesh but by submitting their wills to God’s will.

  1. IV.      Failure To Praise God

When we fail to give God the praise and glory that He deserves then we are not honoring Him for what He has done. We are responding like an ungrateful spoiled child.

When you’re at the Wal-Mart or shopping store of your choice and you see a kid who is totally disrespectful to their parents by throwing a fit or sassing, that child is not honoring their parent and they are bringing shame on that parent by their choice of attitude.

There’s no difference when a Christian chooses to neglect God’s Word and to not seek Him in prayer, or to choose not to gather with His people and ultimately choose not to be thankful through giving praise or a testimony.

Proverbs 19:15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

  1. Failure To Read The Bible
  2. Failure To Pray
  3. Failure To Attend Church
  4. Failure To Praise God

Ear Shot

Isaiah 42:23 Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?

A couple of weeks ago we celebrated the life death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Many churches were most likely filled with regular attending congregants and many visitors based on the holiday and traditions of attending church on one of the two most popular days that are celebrated here in the United States, which would be Christmas and Easter. Countless were told the story of how Jesus Christ was accepted and exalted by many, how he had healed, fed thousands from little and rose from the dead and as the gospel of John says in….

John 21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

John says Jesus did so many things that this world could not contain the books if it was all documented. Think about that….

Jesus Christ did and gave all but in the end He was betrayed and forsaken by friends, and those who cried Hosanna in the highest. The truth is that many who filled the churches and observed the holiday have gone right back to their addiction and lifestyles that are contrary to the Word of God. They were possibly moved for the moment and maybe convicted by the story of Jesus’ sacrifice but it wasn’t enough to shake them or to wake them up out of their slumber.

Proverbs 6:10-11 10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: 11So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man. The world is asleep at the wheel on the road of life and they are racing towards a head on collision with the righteous judgment of God.

Acts 17:31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

The Judgment of God is a reality that is coming sooner than you think. That is the reason that Jesus Christ came to save mankind from their sins so that they would escape the righteous judgment of God. God is holy and He is righteous. He hates sin. He will have no part with it. God is not okay with your dinking of alcohol. God is not okay with your addiction to pornography.

God is not okay with you committing fornication and adultery. God is not okay with homosexuality. God is not okay with abortion. God is not okay with your drug addiction. God is not okay with what the world considers to be normal and okay. God hates sin. Every since the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve chose to listen to the Serpent and to question God’s Word and choose to do what He commanded them not to do it gave the enemy the a way to place mankind into bondage. It caused a split between God and man. It separated us from Him. God in His love gave us a free will to do what we want, to make our own choices. It’s never true love to force someone to love you or to manipulate someone by material or personal gain. That is exactly what Satan does. He offers the vanities of this world for the souls of mankind.

Romans 1:18-32

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in theirknowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Jesus Christ our Lord and our Saviour will judge the world. The message has been preached for thousands of years. The Word has gone out to the ends of the earth. In the time we live the truth can be heard 24/7/365 days a year and with all of that the darkness and the hardening of mans hearts continues to wax worse everyday. Even in the houses of God, His own people are just like the Israelites when Moses went up to Mount Sinai.

Exodus 32:23 For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us: for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

We have created spiritually speaking, golden calves, entertainment in the house of God. We have allowed things into our lives and homes and the churches that he has warned us to have no part with. We are just like the Israelites in the desert who got tired of waiting for Moses to return. We’re tired of waiting for Jesus Christ to return. A man said to me the other day “people have been saying Jesus is coming soon for a long time” and I said yes they have but all of the signs are here and the corruption of mankind has made a reach a point to where there is no remedy.

Just as it was in the days of Noah…….

Genesis 6:5-7 5 ¶ And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

The climax is that God will purge the world from unrighteousness. He will cleanse and renew all things. God is love and patient and kind and He does have mercy but you must understand that He is holy and His standard is holiness.

Deuteronomy 18:9-14 9 ¶ When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 12 For all that do these things arean abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. 13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God. 14 For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.

The truth is that many of God’s people who have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as there King and Lord at one time, have forsaken prayer, the reading of His Word and communion with Him. The have been seduced by the entertainment of the world and the distractions of this life and have forsaken God and His way.

Just like Eli in the book of 1Samuel He was the High Priest for Israel and he and his two sons were corrupt. Eli turned the other cheek knowing that his sons were committing abominations in the house of God and he was benefiting from it. The glory of God departed and death and judgment came to the people of God. This is the way were heading, sin has to be dealt with…..

In our churches, in our homes, and in our lives.

Psalm 50:16-17 16 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? 17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.

When we disregard the message and the warnings of God what right do we have to justify our sin? What excuse can we give before the throne of Jesus Christ for the continued iniquity that is practiced.

Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

How can we expect God to work in our lives if we despise His commands?

Matthew 10:38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

If we are not willing to lay down our wills and wants in this life and offer all as Jesus Christ offered and gave up all for us, then we are serving the King of Kings in vein and one day we will here the horrifying response from a Holy God who does not compromise, say to us “Depart from me Ye workers of Iniquity, I never knew you”.

Isaiah 42:24-25 24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law. 25 Therefore he hath poured upon him the fury of his anger, and the strength of battle: and it hath set him on fire round about, yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid itnot to heart.

Jesus Christ is coming believer and non- believer.

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God’s Power

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

If you’re here tonight and you’re not Jewish then you are a Greek and as the bible calls it you are a Gentile, and if you have chosen to pick up your cross and follow Jesus Christ then you are grafted into the spiritual vine and qualify for all of the promises of God.

There’s a power that cannot be understood by the human mind. It’s a power that is able to create something out of nothing. It’s a power that is able to give life. It’s a power that is seen and unseen by the eyes of mankind. It’s a power that is rejected by the masses and is received by few. It’s a power that must be received by faith.

 Psalms 139:6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

We cannot begin to understand this great power, how a God could love us so much that He would offer His Son as a payment for our sins.

A Transforming Power

God has a power that is able to take the vilest and wicked person and bring them to a broken state of repentance.

Repentance is a state of being to where you are brought to a point of understanding that you’re guilty of choosing wrong over what is right and you’re finally ready to submit yourself to the truth.

The truth that you are not living a life that is acceptable in the eye’s of a Holy God.

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

Why is it your reasonable service? He died for you. Why not be just like the world? The world is hostile toward God. Why prove what is that good and acceptable, and perfect will of God?

If you claim to be a follower of Jesus Christ and walk in step with the world then you are a stumbling block to the nonbeliever. Jesus Christ has the power to transform your life and mind and to renew it. He is able to give you a new heart and replace your old hard heart.

The hard heart is full of unbelief and denial of the truth, and that hard heart will cause you to continue in your lifestyle that is in opposition to the ways of the Lord.

Psalms 66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

If you choose to allow God’s transforming power to work in you’re life you will be changed.

Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

Jesus Christ has the power to transform you and to new your mind.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

The guilt of the past and up to this very second can be erased and remembered no more.

Jeremiah 31:33-34 33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

God has the power to transform.

A Liberating Power

God has a liberating power. He is able to free those who are in bondage to addictions like pornography, alcohol and drug addiction.  God has the power to set those who are in captivity free.

I was a slave to alcohol and drug addiction. I remember being high and still having drugs and worrying about where I was going to get more. My concern was my addiction and I wanted to not be sober. I wanted to escape the reality of life. I put off all responsibility and discretion.

My focus was on me only. I had a lot of hate inside and was in a deep depression.

I turned to the things of the occult and by reading and listening to these things I thought that it would bring power but it only dragged me down further into a deep black hole. This dark power that I was seeking only elevated me to a level of what I thought was a cure for my emptiness but it would only bring me down again.

One day I was at the end of my rope and there was nowhere to turn but to look up and I saw a light. The truth was in Jesus Christ the light was from Him and He was the one who set me free.

Psalms 139:8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

God’s power is able to liberate you and break the chains of bondage.

A Guiding Power

God has a guiding power that is able to speak to your conscience and your spirit. It’s able to guide you through the temptations of life. When we choose a lifestyle that is in direct opposition to what the world says is right then we are choosing persecution from friends and family.

One of the biggest hurdles that I had was my friends, the crowd that I was hanging around. They had to be cut off because they were still addicted to that old lifestyle of drugs and alcohol.

If I was to be changed then all forms of ungodliness had to be cut off. God’s power is able guide you in your life. He is able to help sever these ties if we are in submission to Him. God is able to give you discretion between right and wrong.

People that you once were like minded with will be like minded no more. They will put you down and call you names and say that you’re a fanatic, but look what they did to Jesus.

Luke 21:17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.

The world is not going to like you shining your light and telling them the truth. You will be an enemy of the world.

Psalms 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

There were many times when I was faced with the temptation of returning to drugs or alcohol but he Lord has erased that addiction from me.

1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

God will guide us through all temptation, if we choose to continue in Him.

A Sustaining Power

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

God has the power that is able to support you through all of your trials and tribulations. He can provide you with the courage to stand against what is immoral and unjust. He can relieve you of any addiction that has kept you bound and set you free today. Jesus Christ has the power to forgive you of your sins. He has the power to give you rest. He has the power to give you a purpose in life. He has the power to give you direction. He has the power to clean up your life. He has the power to help you to have discipline. He has the power to give you peace. He has the power to restore your mind from alcohol and drug abuse or pornography. Jesus Christ has the power to transform, liberate, guide, and sustain you.

Jesus Christ has the power to accomplish all things.

The question is do you have the understanding to accept His power?

Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Do you understand the truth that has been given to you?

John 3:16-21 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

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Abomination Blog

Isaiah 42:16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.

Years ago I was lost in sin and running with the Devil. I could remember the Word of God and it was constantly convicting me and troubling me. I was walking through life with a guilty conscience, and I knew I was living wrong and I needed to repent.

I had an addiction, an addiction to pornography an addiction to a fowl mouth, an addiction to an adulterous heart, an addiction to smoking and drinking, and an addiction to drugs.

I was lying cheating and stealing. Stealing time and love from those who were giving it to me pouring out their mercy and God’s mercy on me. My heart was hard and I had hated, and I was resentful and had murderous at heart.

I was weighed down by the pressures of this life, and all the wants of the material things and prominence of this life. My goals were for the things of this world, and all of my concerns were about me and what I wanted for me.

I was high minded and my thoughts were constricted to my own selfish will and desires. I was operating in the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes along with the pride of life.

It was my way or the highway for everyone who opposed me.

Proverbs 6:16-19  16 ¶ These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. 

One night after getting high I looked up and saw the moon and there was a lunar eclipse and I thought it was the end and that the Lord was returning. It scared the daylights out of me. The whole time that the Lord was convicting me of my sinful lifestyle He was telling me that He was going to return soon, and that I wasn’t going to go to be with Him. That was it for me I gave up and repented to Him.

I was an abomination to the Lord and I knew it! Just like so many hearing this message now. You have chosen to live in rebellion to the truth. You have allowed the sin to continue to rule you.

You have ignored the warnings of God’s people. The warnings are for you!

Do you here the message? It is for you listening now!

You are deep rooted in sin and you are denying the power of the Holy Ghost of God to convict you.

I pray the hammer of God break your hard heart in pieces! I pray your soul to be saved!

You have allowed yourself to continue in the great deception. The religious crowd operates under the delusion that you’re free to live the way you want, and that as long as you claim to know Jesus that you’re fine to do what you want.

What kind of follower of Jesus Christ watches an R rated movie?

What kind of follower of Jesus Christ listens to music that claims to be Christian music? When the artist adorn themselves with the same appearance as those in the secular music industry!

What kind of follower of Jesus Christ searches the internet without setting barriers to protect their eye’s from seeing the filth that is promoted on most websites?

What kind of follower of Jesus Christ dresses with pride and causes their appearance to be a stumbling block to mankind? What kind of follower of Jesus Christ chooses to have cable television in their homes? Your letting the television indoctrinate your children!

What kind of follower of Jesus Christ keeps silence when innocent babies are being murdered everyday?

What kind of follower of Jesus Christ allows and promotes the sanctuaries of God to become just like the night clubs of the world and are filled with a spiritual drunkenness, and seducing spirits?  Is God really moving with His great power in your church today? We have allowed ourselves to become narrow minded. We have denied Jesus Christ and have accepted another Jesus!

John 5:43 I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.

That is where we are at today the stage is ready for the Antichrist to appear.

Because the sad truth is that even many so called followers and believers in Jesus Christ are ready for a god who will allow and except their sinful lifestyles.

You don’t believe in a God that will judge you of your wickedness. You believe that you are justified to continue to live and act just like the world. You have chosen to live in the dark.

Proverbs 4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

You have lost your first love and have walked away from the Lord. Your choosing to continue in your sin because to you the truth and reality of Jesus Christ coming in your life time or even at all doesn’t even phase you. Disappointing God doesn’t concern you at all.

 

You’re denying Jesus Christ in your life. You’re choosing the pleasures of this life over His will for you. Disbelief has set in the minds of once many dedicated followers of the Lord. Sin has flooded the lives of many and the cares of this life have taken over the minds of those who once walked with the Lord. I’m here to speak to those who have chosen to compromise the things of God.

I’m a voice crying in the wilderness! Warning those who have ears to here! The time is now to be converted sinner! The time is now to be converted back slider! If you choose to turn your back from the Lord that you are what the Bible calls a heathen, Infidel, a non-believer of the Lord Jesus Christ! If you have once walked in the ways of the Lord I’m calling you to come home son or daughter of God and repent.

Jesus told us of the parable of the Prodigal Son. A wayward son who chose to go off and do his will and to live like the world lives. He found himself in poverty not only poverty in a monetary sense but poverty in the spiritual sense. No power of God in his life! No wisdom from God’s word in his life! No hedge of protection from God in his life!

Psalms 34:7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

This wayward son felt the convicting power of the Holy Ghost and got up and headed straight home to repent and to become at the least a servant to his father.

This father resembles our Heavenly Father who is constantly waiting and watching for his wandering lost sheep to come home. We must be converted and submit our selfish wills to the Lord it is the only way to have eternal life. Jesus Christ is the only answer to your trials and tribulations, your addictions and your empty bottomless desires.

 

Matthew 13:15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

God is waiting with patients for you to repent of your sins.

But many who are listening today are so swept away in their sinful lifestyles, and your hearts are so hard. You will refuse to listen to the truth and you will stand before the Lord on the Day of Judgment and tremble of your verdict. God has given us the gift of the Holy Ghost.

He is the Comforter and Convictor of sins and if you have chosen to ignore Him then you are choosing a sin that is very deadly.

Mark 3:29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:

When you deny the only begotten Son of God Jesus Christ, you are denying God’s payment for your sin debt. Jesus Christ is the only way to eternal life.

Many have chosen Lucifer/Satan to be their god but he was created by God and has no power over the Creator of all things. The world has painted Jesus Christ the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords as some weak figure but this is not the case, Satan is the week one.

We have been indoctrinated to think that the bad boy image is the thing to fear but Jesus said…

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Denying the power of the Holy Ghost has made many of the houses of God desolate and empty spiritually Souls are not being saved and lives are not being converted.

The Body of Christ must be a body of believer’s who are totally committed and submitted the will of God and servants of Jesus Christ. This Body must not be compromised by the world. It must stand alone, and walk straight in the path that the Lord has paved.

Luke 13:23-28  23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,  24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. 25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: 26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. 27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. 28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.

 

Those who deny Jesus Christ have every right to do as they please in this world. They are free to choose their own lifestyles. You want to be an atheist? Be one! You want to have sexual relations with whoever you want? Go ahead! You want to get drunk, do drugs, and be an addict to all the vices of this life? Enjoy! You want to lie, cheat, steal, and murder? Go for it!

But I will say to you this day!

Those who do not believe have only one price to pay. That price will cost them an eternity in the Lake of fire! Hell is real and an eternal judgment that will never cease to exist. It is a Hell that was created for Lucifer/Satan and the other angels that rebelled against God. It is a Hell created for those who appose righteousness and the things of God. Hell is for the world and those who refuse to follow Jesus Christ.

Hell is where you’re going find yourself if you choose to resist the power of God in your life. This is not my opinion it’s what the Word of God says.  Read it find out the truth for yourself.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Those who made Jesus Christ the Lord and Savior of their lives have been bought with a price the blood of Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

You are no longer free to do your will. You’re no longer free to be high minded.

Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

Gone Fishing

 

We live in times that are very discouraging for the believer in Jesus Christ. The darkness that has covered the land seems to have dimmed the light of Jesus Christ in the world. Many believers are discouraged and overwhelmed with what they’re seeing in society today, and even within the houses of God.

Many believers have become comfortably numb with the state of the church and the condition of their environment, and even their own relationship with the Lord. I know what I see going on hear in America, churches filled with entertainment and the doctrine of anything goes!

I hear the cry of many wanting a leader to lead them and challenge them spiritually! I tell you to wake up out of your slumber and self-righteousness, and look to the only One Jesus Christ. Lift Him up in all things!

John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

Lift up the Lord Jesus Christ in all things and conversations! Stop looking for vices, stop looking at regulations, and religion to satisfy your burdened soul. Stop giving in to temptation! Pick up your cross and follow Jesus Christ! Do you realize that He is coming soon? The modern day church is filled with the world and has no power of Jesus Christ! We have taken God and His Word out of the Church and, out of our lives.

Once again we have looked to the world for our council. We’re seeking advice from the world. We have considered the ways of the world to replace the standards of God. We have taken our time of prayer, and studying the Word of God, and have replaced it with the new thing that we feel is effective and it feeds our flesh.

Many have become so engrossed in there religion that their eye’s have become spiritually blind and their heart’s have become hard and cold as ice. Many have become worse than lukewarm and they are cold and their hearts are hardened from the truth. The conviction of the Holy Ghost no longer affects them.

These things can be very disappointing and discouraging to the true believer in Jesus Christ. Walking in the truth and choosing to separate your self from the evils that are consuming many believers will bring persecution from many.

The truth is hated and despised by the majority. Because the truth is convicting and the revelation of reality is brought forth like a mirror to reflect your true image and state of being. It exposes the sin that is in your life!

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Your sin is killing you! You might say Dan I’m fine! God’s Word is final and your sin is killing you, sometimes hard and sometimes softly. It’s time for Christians to wake up, pick up your cross and follow Jesus Christ. The time is soon coming when you will be faced with a decision to stand for Jesus Christ or to deny Him.

In all truth a life filled with self will instead of God’s will is binding evidence against you for denying Jesus Christ already. The problem is that many have turned away to return to a life they once lead or to just follow the world.

John 21:1-25  1 After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself. 2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples. 3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.

If the Lord Jesus Christ is not the center focus of the Church and the Holy Ghost is being restricted from operating because of sinful barriers, there will be no power nothing but Ichabod. ( the glory of the Lord has departed!)

God will give the increase not the ideals and devices of mankind!

John 21: 4 But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.

When we have severed our communication from the Lord through willful sin practice, we will not be able to recognize the Lord. When we begin to doubt the ways of the Lord and to look to mankind for the answers we will be disappointed every time. Sinful practices not repented will cause the Lord to not hear us.

Psalms 66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

Those are not words that I made up those are the words that the  King of Israel David spoke. The King that killed the Giant Goliath, a King who had committed adultery with another mans wife, a King who had a man murdered, a King who was a sinner just like you and me but he knew the Lord enough not to ignore Him or to hide his sin from him.

We must not and cannot regard the sin in our life that we know is wrong. We will not get away with it forever! There is a consequence for your sin and if you are not written in the book of life then you will go to the lake of fire.

John 21: 5 Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No. 6 And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.

If we are outside of the Lords will for our life how then can we win souls for the Lord? How can we share day to day testimonies of the power of God working in our life? The world will see you as the same as everybody else, and you will have nothing to offer them.

We must remain in Jesus Christ to be daily filled with His wisdom and discretion to be ready to give life to the walking dead of the world. By doing this he will keep the nets filled with the souls of mankind.

John 21: 7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher’s coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea. 8 And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes.

The bible says that the disciples were coming with the net of fishes that they had caught with the help of Jesus. Many will be the souls of mankind that are won from those who were obedient to the call of Jesus Christ.

John 21: 9 As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. 10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught. 11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.

The body of Christ is like the net that was not broken but still strong and in the way of the Lord to bring in the lost. The Lord will strengthen His people.

John 21: 12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.

When we stay in repentance and commune with the Lord daily we will recognize Him.

John 21: 13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise. 14 This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.  15 ¶ So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. 16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. 17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

Have you gone fishing? Have you forsaken the ways and will of the Lord? Do you Love Jesus? Have you forsaken the cares of this life? Do you love Jesus? Have you picked up your cross and followed Him?

Do you Love Jesus?

The Haunted House

Proverbs 21:16The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.There are haunted houses all across the United States filled with the walking dead.

Those who call themselves Christians are piled into these so called houses of God that are haunted by the ideal of a time that once was but now has passed away.

They’re the ghost of the past of once Holy Ghost filled churches on fire for the Word of God armed with the boldness of the gospel but are now become forsaken graveyards with lifeless congregants who wander the pews walking in a spiritual slumber. Faith has withered away and the great delusion of the truth has sealed the hard hearts of many believers.

The church has been infected with the disease of compromise. Rhigamortis has set in and the body is decaying. Although everything seems to be okay with the entertaining worship service and the delusion that God is pleased with our pathetic attempt to serve Him with our own ideals.

We have forsaken the path that leads to eternal life to the path that leads straight to the gaits of Hell. We hide in our churches/morgues as the outside world passes by and hears the ghostly whispers of a lifeless religion we have made peace with.

I say lifeless because that’s how we see it. We are okay with the status that we are at in the church. We’re fine without the power of the Holy Ghost. We’re fine without the presence of God in our congregations. Besides there is no conviction of our sins! We are free to sin at will. We can do our own will and just ask God to forgive us when our conscience feels guilty and then we’re okay to continue in our worldly activities.

The conviction is no longer affecting us because we’ve become spiritually dead. So we have become the walking dead. No light in us and no power.

You might say Dan your being very pessimistic! But I say to you what about the lost world? What about those who are in despair? What about the alcoholic? What about the drug addict? What about the SRAs? What about the aborted babies? What about the WORD of God?

Halloween! The big pagan holiday!

Many churches will have youth costume parties and put on haunted houses and even take the church youth group to these haunted houses. They will allow their kids to dress up and go to Halloween parties and many adult will attend events celebrating this pagan holiday also.

We know the world will do this but even those who call themselves Christians will do this.

There are millions in the world today who claim to follow Jesus Christ that will consume this season with the viewing of horror movies that will be filled with sexual sin and demonic entities.

Many are unaware of the danger that this brings into the mind, soul and spirit.

Ecclesiastes 10:8 He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

When we invite these things into our lives we are not only invoking demonic activity but we are turning away from what is holy and rebelling against what God tells us to refrain from.

We are to have nothing to do with the things of darkness!

2 Corinthians 6:14, 15 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

Belial is a pagan god it’s not a light hearted thing to God for us to commune with these things.

An infidel is a non- believer it’s like water and oil they do not mix!

Deuteronomy 18:10-12 10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

Through the years the churches stopped preaching against these things and the people of God have excepted these practices without considering the grief that is causes on our creator.

It makes a mockery out of the things of God when we choose to become like the world and let in the things of the world influence our lives and activities.

God is Holy and hates sin. Where is the Holy Ghost? Where is the needed revival? Where is the conviction of sin? Where is the reverence to the Word of God? Where is the fear of God? No where!

There is no fear, no thought and no care of the iniquity that has been sewn in the hearts of mankind.

The great darkness has not only blinded the hearts of mankind but has also infected us with a spiritual sickness that has turned us into ghost for the Kingdom of God.

I say ghost because ghost are not seen and when we choose to be silent on the issues of today we are taking the characteristics of a ghost, unseen, not noticed, just a deafened silent whisper.

We are in the final moments of the Last Days and we’re sleeping the sleep of death. Where is the church?

What good does it to attend church every time the doors are open to listen to a feel good sermon with no alter call, no amen’s, no repentance message and no change in the congregants?

The houses of God are haunted by Christians who refuse to answer the gospel call and take a stand for the things that ought to be holy. We have chosen death by denying the power of the Holy Ghost to bring in the lost and relied on the devil and his worldly reflection of entertainment to saturate the sanctuaries of Gods house.

The modern church has paved a humanistic path that leads to a self induced feel good religion that is full of death and darkness that will only lead to eternal destruction.

We have become so distracted by the things of the world that we have lost our first love.

Revelation 2:4-5 5 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

Matthew 8:22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

Proverbs 21:16 – The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.