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1 Timothy 4:1 “Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,

While I was in prayer the other night, the spirit of the Lord came upon me and began to speak into my spirit a word of warning of something that has yet to come in the future. The Lord began to reveal something and that was this, that the next greatest attack that will come against the church will not in fact be another false teaching (although there will be segments of false ideas and beliefs rising) which will move the body of Christ away from the cross, but this next great attack against the church will be against Christian television.

There is soon coming a day where lawmakers, who being influenced by a spirit of antichrist through the legislation of perversion, will direct their attention to begin to closely monitor and eventually regulate what is promoted or endorsed or taught over the airwaves in America. I hear in my spirit that once the U.S. Supreme Court signs off on same sex marriage, making homosexuality a basic human protective right, it will the foundation laid which will then, through a series of progressive steps, begin to undermine the religious liberties we have here in the U.S. under the freedom of speech which was and has been granted by the Constitution. They (promoters of evil) will become troubled by the level of hostility spoken by those who preach the gospel. This will then begin to challenge the belief that says free speech must have be protected, even speech which is deemed by a society as hateful. What will come out of this is the ability of the Government to then begin to pass legislation which will make any type of speech toward specific groups, or a race of people as prohibited. In other words, Satan is orchestrating an end time plan which will begin to swiftly put the squeeze upon the church who have for years operated freely to preach the gospel to the world.

Under the reformation act under the cloak of tolerance, these new laws will dictate that any group or even religious affiliations will be subjected to the new laws which will be created to protect that which should not be protected, nor supported, but rejected. Under the banner of “hate speech”, any type of speech which is hurtful or otherwise damaging to the character of a person will be subject to punishment – even possible jail. This brings me to the original prophetic glimpse God began to reveal to me 2 nights ago, that the future of Christian television is in peril. I see a darkness sweeping across those who preach the truth, who preach the cross and that darkness is attempting to do one thing, silence the church from effectively reaching the world for Christ. But not all will reject this new legislative doctrine which will come in these last days.

There will be many within the church who, because they have left the foundation of the cross, the foundation of Christ and him crucified, who will begin to accept and embrace another gospel, another teaching and this will lead them into apostasy. These will be known for their openness to remain silent on subjects which the word of God calls “sin” and instead, they will either ignore the decadence that will rise in the land, or they will change their doctrines completely to reflect the spirit of the age. Either way, we will see popular television ministries begin to accept an alternative lifestyle for the sake of money, for their hearts have become overtaken by the spirit of greed, whereby the gospel has all but been rejected. These networks, whomever they might be, will change their very appearance, their teachings, and begin to promote another gospel entirely.

Yet those who remain faithful, even those who might have embraced some level of false teachings, will stand for the truth, and this stand will cost them their ability to reach the world for Christ. They will in fact be forced off the air under the threat of public pressure and economic boycott by programmers and cable owners, who will fear an economic backlash, will terminate contracts with these Christian networks. No one will be safe, names such as Daystar, TBN, SBN, CTN, LeSea Network, none will escape the coming regulations which will impact the church that is rising in this nation.

I leave the reader with this warning found in John 9:4 “We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.”  Let us take the warnings of Christ to heart and reach the world while we have time.

Christopher

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communist schools

 

There is a war going on for the souls of young people today and it’s rendering millions who cross its path as prey. This war is taking place in one of the most seen, and often overlooked establishments in America. It can be found in every City, town and rural areas across the country. Its structure is paid by the taxes of every worker in the country, irregardless of their views of its ideology or motive. It knows nothing other than one thing, complete indoctrination of all those who walk into its midst. This place where personal belief is daily challenged to accept another, better belief system, where concepts such as faith, family and values are ridiculed, where God is seen as an object of myth, where there is no absolutes but personal choices, it is here where the spiritual and ideological war is occurring daily, yet no shots are fired, but the casualties can be seen by the thousands.

What is this place which many have become indoctrinated with ideas such as Humanism and Evolution? It is called the American Public School system. This Government Institution which continues to condition millions of students 8-9 hours a day, 350 days out of the year, shows no sign of slowing down, but why should it? The entire purpose of the American Public School system is to do one thing, indoctrinate the children of America into the values of the secular world. From concepts of Communism, Socialism, where men such as Saul Alinsky is praised by the NEA (The National Education Society). (source) Where a homosexual activist (Kevin Jennings) an Obama appointee, orchestrated a series of sexualized curriculum whereby every student, even as young as five-years-old, must learn and understand the principles of gay sex. (source) (source)

When public education was formed in the 1700’s and continued throughout the 1800’s and into the 20th century, education was defined by one common motive – personal achievement through hard work and a philosophy based on Christian philosophy. It was the bible that teachers used in the early beginnings of public education. Then something began to change, industrialists such as Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller saw something that they could claim and manipulate – education.

It was Rockefeller, even in the early 1900’s, who was one of the first true globalists of his day, who stated, in regards to education; “In our dreams, people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present education conventions of intellectual and character education fade from their minds and unhampered by tradition we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive folk. We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into men of learning or philosophers, or men of science. We have not to raise up from them authors, educators, poets or men of letters, great artists, painters, musicians, nor lawyers, doctors, (he’s really covering the whole gamut of employment isn’t he?) statesmen, politicians, creatures of whom we have ample supply (whoever the pronoun we is meant to stand for there). The task is simple. We will organize children and teach them in an perfect way the things their fathers and mothers are doing in an imperfect way“.

In 1906 Edward Roth, a socialist and one who began to influence the early stages of public education in America, stated, in regards to where education needed to go (the same path as Rockefeller wanted): “Plans are underway to replace family, community and church with propaganda, mass-media and education (schooling)…people are only little plastic lumps of dough“. (end quote)

This all began to formulate an overall general belief that in order for a few to gain control of society, it had to start in the school house. The agenda, even from the early start, was to replace parental rights and upbringing based on Christian principles, remove the Bible from the core curriculum, replace American values and Patriotism with a more liberal Socialist worldview, and begin the path toward educational reconstruction.

Today, a century later, we are seeing the dynamics of what the early founders of radical liberalism intended, a complete abolition of traditional education, and in its place a secularized plan of philosophy, one which Evolution is now the theology of educators, where Humanism is the curriculum, where absolute truth is deemed impossible, and instead, “Do what thou wilt” is the law of personal choice.

The public education system as we know it today is completely foreign to the Christian parent, yet Christian parents, still clinging to past memories of their own upbringing in the local school, still believe that public education is still a viable solution – even needed. How wrong they are. Today, young girls are subject to rape, physical abuse and sexual exploitation, not to mention harassment. While young men run the risk in being shot, or worse – murdered. The conditions in today’s modern schools are a fest filled system where one ideology persists – secularism.

Today, Communism is the underlying theme of public education. The belief which states that the only good which comes from anything, comes from community, whereby the people obtain achievement through the Government. To even suggest that children, especially Christian children, or older students have a chance in defending their faith in a system which has one intention, undermining the notion that God is the path to salvation, where parents are the best in raising their children, all of this is rejected by the public system of education.

Today, with the changing social issues such as homosexuality, transgenderism and same sex marriage beginning to invade our schools, the rules of behavior as well as life philosophy will force children and teens to begin to accept things which are not only unhealthy, but dangerous. To say that things will not change once the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of same sex marriage is an understatement. Things will change, and drastically. Already there is a mandate by the Obama Administration (once same sex marriage is the law of the land) which will state that male students who consider themselves female, should use the same showers as females (source).

Yet what astounds me is the number of Christian pastors and leaders who continue to send their children into the public school program, knowing full well that they will be forced to endure indoctrination programs that only prisoners of war of past actions faced, here are just a few shocking facts as it relates to Christian students who attend the public school system:

 

  • 70-75% of Christian youth leave the church after high school (see survey data at Barna and USA Today).
  • Christian youth in America are not being taught to cross examine the skeptical and atheistic views they encounter when they leave home.
  • More than half of all college professors view evangelical Christian students unfavorably (see article at Free Republic).
  • College professors are five times more likely to identify themselves as atheists than the general public.
  • Christian students are not equipped to resist rabidly anti-Christian college professors who are intent on converting their students to atheism.

 

How can any logical spirit filled Christian, who loves their children, willingly send their child into a den of wolves, to be torn to shreds just to either gain entry into a College or University setting? The cost of achieving worldly success does not outweigh the price they will have paid. The word speaks about this in Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

When we see the agenda of what Satan intends with his plan of devouring many in this last hour, it stands to reason that to send a child into a system whose sole agenda, as well as purpose, is to destroy the gospel, then ours is to face this same war by contending against it, not supporting it by giving it (the public school system) our children. Instead, we must do what we can to pull believers out of this system whose very objective is to kill, steal and destroy. How interesting that Satan’s agenda matches perfectly as well. But then again, maybe that is where the public education system was rooted all along?

 

Christopher

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effeminant

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,” (1 Corinthians 6:9)

There is a problem within the modern church today and it’s been neglected for many years, this problem, this issue deals with a subset of homosexuality but under the guise of emotional behavior which is called effeminacy. It is this behavior which I would like to deal with.

It is almost a given that at any specific time or place, one can visit a church in America and eventually see certain young men (or adults) behaving like women in mannerism, speech and behavior. Not only is this quite alarming, it’s quite disturbing when you realize that what you are actually seeing is a person who has, for certain reasons, has allowed a spirit of perversion to twist their natural genetic makeup from becoming what God originally planned – a man.

Whenever someone acts out in a way which is unnatural, (in this case being effeminate) what they are doing is replacing their natural trait (being a man) and instead, they replace it with attributes of feminine qualities which should not be apart of their genetic, nor physical or mental structure. In other words, they are acting out like a woman. This can, in some cases, lead to a more greater opening – homosexuality.

When I see young men dressing up in such a way which is a direct reflection of gender confusion, waving their hands around like a girl would, and speak in tones which are traits of female persuasion, it confirms in my spirit that another spirit is at work. Most likely the young man was raised in an environment at home which the father was not present, or maybe the young man was abused (sexually) by someone older when they were a child, or they were groomed by an older sister where they were neglected in acting out their natural masculine personality, all of this leads to gender confusion to some extent, and if not dealt with, most certainly will bring about a problem later in life.

So why is being effeminate a sin? Because it denigrates God’s natural model between men and women, it erodes the natural order of a man whom God created to be strong, determined, masculine in almost every way. God created man to be a leader, to have strong emotions, that is why men are appointed to lead and women are to follow, why? Because women are the weaker sex. That is how God created the natural order between men and women. When young men, or even older men, subvert that which is normal and begin to act out (for whatever reason) behaviors, attitudes, appearance and in speech like a female, what they man is doing is twisting their natural genetic structure and instead, are allowing a spirit of confusion to enter into their life which will unleash even greater problems in the future if not dealt with. Homosexuality being one of them.

The word makes it clear, anything which is not of faith, it is sin. When a man begins to behave in such a way which is sissy in behavior, that person is sinning not only against God, but against nature itself. This is what opens the door to ideas which are only now becoming apparent in our culture, transgenderism being one. We have little boys being told they can be little girls, and little girls being told they can be boys, it’s all a spirit at work, a spirit of perversion and God will have none of it.

The modern church ignores effeminacy and instead they admire these confused men, many of which are dealing with deeper, hidden issues which need to be taken to the cross, and instead, the church celebrates diversity. This is how Satan is allowed to promote unnatural ideas, because pastors refuse to deal with these issues from the pulpit. If the pulpits in America won’t deal with the perverted elephant in the room, then how will the souls who are weighed in the balance going to be saved? The truth is – they won’t. Our nation is facing one of the greatest spiritual plagues which it has seen in over a century – homosexuality. It is this spirit, which is deceiving many, that is being paraded throughout our nation into something the church should embrace, but the facts are, this spirit of perversion is bent on one thing, corrupting the person and ultimately forcing the church into silence.

We are leaving in dangerous times, and it is these times in which we live that we must be ever on guard to stand for truth, no matter how much society embraces it, the facts are, we must stand against the changing times we are living in and hold up the values and morals God has instilled in us all. There is but one hope for the effeminate – the cross. It is the same for the homosexual, the thief, the drunk, the prostitute, the liar and the wayward soul. Being effeminate is not healthy, it is not funny, it is not something we should ignore when we see a young man acting out in such a way that seeks to tear down his masculinity, it is sin, and sin is something we must no longer learn to accept simply because it’s culturally taboo to correct, a soul is at stake. Until we challenge the status quo, nothing will ever change. But if we challenge the spiritual corruption which is being seen overtaking our nation and our churches, we have an opportunity to change a life – for the better. That is the only solution to setting a young man free from this spiritual disease – the cross.

Christopher

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sigmund freud

“You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.” (Mark 7:8)

Every answer to every question regarding our life in this world can be found in the world of God. The truth is, there is not one problem, be it mental, physical or spiritual that God’s word does not have an answer for. In simple terms, his word has the answers to every problem we face in this life, and it trumps everything else. Yet for the past few decades, the modern church has become endeared with another type of word, a gospel of the mind which has caused not only undue problems upon many a Christian, it has led others from the only means of true freedom – the cross. What I’m referring to is the religion called “Christian Psychology”.

Psychology is nothing more than the study of the mind. It was popularized by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung in the late 1800’s and is rooted in humanism. To keep it in simple terms, psychology says man’s problems are the result of a mental disorder, that he is not responsible fully for his actions. Meaning, an alcoholic is only responsible for staying an alcoholic, but he is not responsible for being an alcoholic. In other words, man’s issue with outward and not inward. But what does God’s word say? “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9)

To be clear, man’s problem, contrary to what clinical psychologists would have us to believe, is inward, and it’s something psychologists do not want to admit, it’s sin. Man has attempted to thwart his responsibility as being a sinner since the fall, when Adam tried to blame the woman and the woman blamed the serpent. Man has never taken ownership of his spiritual condition (sin) because he doesn’t see himself as the root problem, but the victim. This is the mentality that Christian psychology now attempts to do, attempt to replace God’s word with another word and that word is psychology under the guise of Christian principles, but when we examine these principles, we find that it’s not truly apart of God’s word, but an attempt to render the cross powerless, and replace it with the wisdom of man and not the supremacy of God’s word.

So how did so called “Christian” psychology come into the church? By one man – Norman Vincent Peale. Peale was a Methodist preacher, ordained in 1922 in Rhode Island. His desire to change the spiritual dynamics of the Christian church began when he went into Seminary, there he began a journey into psychiatry, where he would attempt to bridge the humanistic teachings of Freud and Jung (among others) with Christianity. The result? Peale began a religious-psychiatric clinic in the basement of his church, the findings from that religious experiment would begin the course to change and reshape how the church would view depression and other problems facing the Christian and in turn bring about a new type of gospel, the gospel of self awareness – Christian Psychology.

What Peale did back in 1950, and beyond, was introduce to the church another message, a message which said that we are not to be blamed for our moral problems, as well as spiritual problems and weaknesses, that the root cause was something much bigger than man, it was all in the mind. Peale became so detached in his feelings for clinical psychology that he began to make a dramatic shift from the truth (genuine Christian faith) to become more secular in his reasoning which said that all paths lead to God, not just one path (the cross). In a shocking appearance on the then television program The Phil Donahue Show, Peale made a shocking declaration when he stated that, “It’s not necessary to be born again. You have your way to God; I have mine. I found eternal peace in a Shinto shrine…God is everywhere. Christ is one of the ways.”

But there were other heresies Peale ventured into, such as this particular quote by Peale and the relationship between God and man:

Who is God? Some theological being…? God is energy. As you breathe God in, as you visualize His energy, you will be re-energized! Prayer power is a manifestation of energy. Just as there exist scientific techniques for the release of atomic energy, so are there scientific procedures for the release of spiritual energy through the mechanism of prayer….
Prayer…is a procedure by which spiritual power flows from God…releases forces and energies…one must learn step by step the formula for opening the circuit and receiving this power. Any method through which you can stimulate the power of God to flow into your mind is legitimate…

Today, the church still continues to fall under the spell of this so called “religion” and it does so at such a rate that anything currently being used within the church is based, or rooted in clinical psychology. Many of today’s pastors and influential speakers today, such as Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen and Beth Moore are proponents of this new gospel message of self awareness, whereby the cross is negated to a mere band-aid, but the ends to man’s needs is psychological therapy and not the cross itself. Even Billy Graham embraced Peale’s admonition of Christian Psychology. But why? Why would the church around the early part of the 1980’s, begin to embrace something which they knew was wrong? Pride.

When the church moved away from the gifts and the moving and operation of the Holy Spirit and began to lean toward a more intellectual gospel, the outcome was the church became powerless to deal with the changing times. In effect, the church lost its right to defend the faith, preach righteousness, heal the sick, cast out demons and so on because the promoters of Christian Psychology indoctrinated church leadership into believing that Satan is all within the mind, that demons were figments of our imagination, and that prescription drugs and clinical treatment was the way to heal the sick and not the promises found in the written word. Thus began the weakening of the church to this day, and it’s been one of great victory for the kingdom of Satan.

When someone listens to these proponents of Christian Psychology, it reaffirms the belief that says God is insufficient for helping man out of his mire, and that the only true help man can receive is through therapy. Therapists and counselors that are invading the church would have us believe that by focusing on the problems will help us deal with our struggles and weaknesses that hinder us in our day to day walk, but notice what the apostle Paul states in Philippians 3:13 “Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
          What Paul was saying is that we must continue to reject and forget the past in order to live the quality of life we have which can only be found in Christ and what he did for us on the cross. The sacrifice on the cross established man’s only viable solution for his problems, which is all found in one thing – sin. Once we come to the saving knowledge of the cross, that’s when we can finally move from the past and into the future, knowing that whatever held us back in the past, be it abuse (physical, mental, sexual), addictions, depression and so on, is found in the cross and will never be found laying on a leather couch expounding past hurts and failures while counting the ceiling tiles.

Yet the church continues to promote psychological beliefs in other areas, pre-marriage counseling, marriage counseling, addiction therapy sessions. The list does on and on. Why would anyone seek human reasoning and human wisdom when they have the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit? The reason is, whenever another gospel is created and thus promoted, it desires to overtake everything else, including the only true solution (the cross) and attempt to hijack it so that people will turn away from Christ to another gospel message, the end result is people being bound to something which will keep them bound and never once being set free. That’s the key, Christian Psychology never once attempts to set men free from their condition, but instead it attempts to keep them bound with the hopes that they will one day be free, but freedom never comes. Such is the deception Satan lures so many with in this gospel of self. It never truly delivers freedom, only more bondage.

The church today is in mess, both physical as well as spiritual, and the only hope is for the body to repent of the many vices and doctrines it has created, or accepted as truth, including Christian psychology. If we are to become the church of Acts, we will do so by accepting everything by faith and thus walk in that perfect faith, knowing that Christ paid everything for us as well as our deliverance on the cross so that we can live this life victoriously, and not in a clinical office. Then we will do what Jesus told us to do in Mark 16:17-18, setting the world on fire once again in the full power of the Holy Spirit and not through another spirit, the spirit of the mind.

Christopher

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mystery man

Today while driving, I felt the Lord begin to speak into my spirit, it was a constant tug at my heart and soul of a prophetic word that I believe God was beginning to reveal to me of what is yet to come within the modern church, here is that word and what I believe will happen very soon. The Lord revealed that soon, there shall be a spiritual leader within the Charismatic movement (possibly a pastor) who is well known to the church, will reveal to all of his secret lifestyle, he will announce to the church and his many followers that he is homosexual. This man will forsake his wife and family to follow this lifestyle of sin. I hear in my spirit, “The perversion shall come from within, not from without” and this man and his agenda, will open the doorway to the same sex issue, for none will speak against him. I believe what I have heard is future, that this Charismatic leader and preacher will be used by Satan to unleash the spirit of perversion upon the evangelical, Charismatic/Pentecostal movement a spirit of great delusion. Again, there is one whom is a famous Charismatic leader/preacher/pastor who currently lives a life of secret perversion, that will reveal to all the church world of his true sexual identity, and this man will lead the way for embracing that which cannot be embraced. That is what the Lord spoke and revealed to me today that is yet to come.

Christopher

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bruce-jenner

“For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.…” (Romans 1:25-27)

America is in trouble. Since the moment President Obama announced his change in favor of same sex marriage whereby he effectively changed the very course of the nation’s long held stance on traditional marriage, which is between one man and one woman, the nation has spiraled out of control. Within just five years, what was once considered out of the realm of possibility (same sex marriage) is now a reality as over 60% (and some polls shows even higher favorable numbers) of Americans have no problem with same sex marriage. Even among Christians, especially those 35 years and younger, the numbers show an even greater degree of support for same sex marriage. It’s like a spiritual flood gate has opened up a cavern of perversion and yet the modern church continues its business as usual. What is going on?

The apostle Paul gave us a glimpse in what is happening right now in our society when it comes to perversion in 2 Timothy 4:3 “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions,” The fact is this, our nation is under attack by an antichrist spirit, and that spirit is unleashing a spirit of perversion across the land.

Recently Bruce Jenner came “out” as a woman after months of rumors that he was in the process of a sex change, now, in an exclusive interview Jenner (who asked to be referred simply as “he”) made the announcement most had already knew, that he was actually a woman and was going through a series of medical treatments to become a woman – and the response by the world was equally as troubling. Celebrities and friends as well as the public all have come out in full support of Bruce Jenner’s “life” change. The problem? Jenner is another victim of a society that has lost its moral compass and spiritual direction.

Today it’s not just a former Olympic gold medalist whose making headlines in this new world called transgenderism, but now even children are becoming victims in this battle of decency and moral values. Children as young as five years old are following victim to this plague of perversion which says a child or even an adult was born wrong, when in reality what is happening is not a genetic problem but a spiritual problem. The answer will not be found in the medical treatment facilities where children and adults are subjected to secular psychologists who will deem these individuals as victims of genetic mutations, but it will be found in the cross. Let me make this abundantly clear, no one is born gay, or a transgender person, they are born as they were designed by God himself, male or female. Yet the problem lies not with the parents but with the medical and psychological community, who have partnered together under the guise of tolerance and with full backing of the gay agenda, are invading our schools, our political system as well as now our religious system by attempting to reject what is normal, to accept that which is abnormal.

Bruce Jenner, every homosexual, every transgendered person who finds themselves believing this lie are following the spirit of confusion, the only answer which will satisfy their inner craving is in fact Jesus Christ and allow the cross to radically change their life. Unless they come to the understanding that God has never approved nor accepted that which is unacceptable, they will continue to walk down the path of confusion and inner turmoil and the end result will be destruction. The truth is, these people are being lied to. They are being led astray by a spirit of perversion and the deceiver himself – Satan.

I fear what this recent change in attitude among Americans to embrace perverse ideas such as transgenderism and same sex marriage in this nation will do nothing but create a conditioning to begin a major shift further away from biblical Christian beliefs, but as well turn the hearts of the people, even believers, away from the truth. Even now, I see the slow change in opinion among the younger generation who call themselves born again evangelicals to slowly accept that which the word strictly forbids us from accepting. How ironic that the very nation which upheld Christian principles is now being changed from the inside, not by Communism, or Socialism or the Muslim threat, but from another ideology through the political means of intolerance and diversity teachings. The fact that a Christian can now be subject to civil penalties if they refuse to accommodate a gay man or woman is in fact a reflection to this cultural war that is now being waged in this nation. But I do not blame the homosexuals or the radical gay left lobbyists, I blame the pulpits across the nation who have allowed the preaching of sin to be removed from much of the sermons today.

So what is to become of our nation now that the tide is obviously turning? I believe that the answer will be judgment. For I see a day coming very soon where churches in America will not be permitted to operate under past normal conditions, but it will be regulated under the guise of political correctness, and none will escape from its perverse grip. This is the result of our slide away from the truth and a slide into complete perversion from what is right and what is true. America’s future is one which I believe will become less and less as we get closer to the end and the rise of another kingdom, then everything will have fallen into place. These first rumblings are just tremors of the bigger shock wave yet to come.

Christopher

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wealth-and-abundance

The gospel in America has been hijacked, replaced with another gospel, a gospel of greed.

When news broke regarding Creflo Dollar’s plea for Christians (namely those who follow him) to donate to the purchase of a 65-million dollar jet, it not only raised eyebrows, it settled within the hearts and minds of the faith’s leading accusers that Christianity has become nothing but an ends to gaining great wealth at the expense of its followers. And they would be right, to a degree.

The prosperity “gospel” doctrine that was birthed in the late 60’s by only a relative few such as the Rev. Ike, and the late Robert Schuller, gained a notable following within the Charismatic movement and eventually the leading founders of Christian Television, namely Trinity Broadcasting Network began to take up the cause, as well as the offering plate to the tune of millions by those who heard the promise that if one gave ’til it hurt’ God would reward that giving by hundreds, if not millions in return. The church was offering better odds than any house in Vegas. All because preachers took to the airwaves declaring that God wanted his people to be rich, not comfortable financially – but rich. Today, the prosperity “gospel” has become the single most learned doctrine second only to the doctrine of salvation by faith alone followed by the doctrines of water baptism and sanctification.

Yet, things are beginning to turn when it comes to the proponents of the gospel of greed, and one where many are beginning to question this creeping lie that many have not only bought into (literally) but has cost them their life savings as well. Several factors are coming into play as what I believe is the reason why many within the church are turning a deaf ear to this false gospel, namely two things – the persecution of Christians across the world where men, women and children are literally being slaughtered by radical Muslims (namely ISIS), and the state of the economy. These two combined are enough to bring about a radical change away from this doctrine of devils, and instead, bring about a more responsible attitude toward proper sound doctrine and the rejection of the false. But this gospel of greed is not going down without a fight.

Today, we can still see, even among the best of preachers who have the best of intentions the seduction of greed. I have always stated that a man can be used of God, reach the world for Christ and still be off in his theology all because he has bought into the lie which says ‘much is good’ as it relates to money and the attaining of wealth. I see that in popular television ministries now, preachers who, three or five years ago stood on sound doctrine and railed against the prosperity lie that has dominated the modern church in America and other parts of the world, that they too have become seduced by the desire for riches. The truth is, when a ministry becomes popular, the money always follows the popularity, this is why it must be understood that popularity nor the gaining of wealth is to always be attributed to the goodness of God, but instead it might very well be a tempting tactic by Satan himself to lure that preacher and his ministry away from the truth. This is what I believe is currently happening with several popular Pentecostal ministries who have consistently been preaching the cross, but because of their resurgence among the church world, they too are becoming seduced by the spirit of greed. And the fact is, it shows in their attitude and their pleas for financial help.

Let me dispel a myth that many within the church world has taken as fact; no where are we required to support someone’s calling to reach the world for Christ. Allow me to expand on that thought. If God has truly called someone to ministry, he himself will bring about the finances to support that particular minister and his call to wherever he is led. That is not to say Christians cannot, nor should not support the gospel and missionaries and preachers, what I’m saying is, the Christian is not called, nor required to support someone’s ego in their attempt to build an empire. Yet that is exactly what has happened with many a popular minister who gains a following, they have to ‘feed the machine’ to keep it going all under the guise of ‘reaching the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ’. Did the apostle Paul demand payment? He could have, he even states so in his own letters, but he chose to labor with his own hands. Yet what always occurs is the church relinquishes their responsibilities to go into all the world and preach the gospel, and instead, they elevate a man or woman who is charismatic in nature and then funnels large amounts of cash toward that person, and what happens is always the same, the man (or woman) sees the financial rewards of their good service and begins to build his personal empire to such a degree that now a child is now born, and that child needs to eat, and that child needs to grow, and eat, and grow, and eat. It’s a pattern every popular preacher has fallen into – every one of them. And whose to blame? We are. Because we funded it.

Let me clarify that God does use men and women to reach the world, the problem is, too many in the church think only one or two particular ministers have the ‘touch’ on their life and yet the reality is God has many who is being raised up in these last days who will not fall into the trap of empire building, and instead, they will work on a shoe string budget to reach the world, not building a global television ministry (which is actually a flawed concept which only truly works in the U.S., but will deny their own fleshly desires, the image of power, the mansions, the flashy cars, the quality of life that only those who have the financial means can bring, and instead, will trod with the poor, will reach into the villages and under-dwellings to reach the lost. This is why I believe that the day is coming where God is going to once again move the church back to its original purpose where everyone will play the part, not one or two popular people, but where the entire body will reach the globe for Christ before the end comes.

Unfortunately though this message of financial accountability is being resisted by the powers that be, why? Because the marketing and exploitation of the message of the cross makes money – lots of it. From merchandise found in the many conferences across the country, to the local campmeeting gathering, the commercialization of Christianity becomes the central focus and not the gospel, it’s the merger of the prosperity gospel and the gospel of the cross. The problem? It will never work.

The tactic Satan has desired to do, entice believers to satisfy their own lust instead of denying themselves, is when the cross is matched up against the almighty dollar, the cross will fade from view each and every time. This is why God desires us not to seek after wealth or riches, but instead, seek after those things he has for us which are far more valuable than gold.  In Revelation 3:14-22, we read of Johns account of seven churches, one in particular was named the church in Laodicea. The Laodicean church was one which as John described, was adorned with great wealth and much success when it came to stature. Many often read the passages which indicate that the Laodiceans who were materially wealthy, was focused on physical wealth, which was true, but what the word seems to indicate is that the Laeodiceans were actually spiritually wealthy in knowledge of the word. In other words, they had a vast spiritual wealth of knowledge of the gospel which made them complacent in not only their attitude toward the things of God, but in living. This is why the apostle Paul had great concern for the Laodiceans spiritual welfare.

In his the letter, Christ used a metaphor of himself standing at the door and knocking on the minds and hearts of the Laodiceans. The image of Christ standing outside and knocking may also imply that the Laodiceans have locked him out of their church! The Laodiceans were powerless, yet had the power of the gospel. The Laodiceans were wealthy but spiritually poor. The Laodiceans were boasting of their works, yet Jesus condemned them for being lukewarm. I believe that if there was ever a church which reflects the spiritual as well as physical nature of the Laodiceans it is in fact the American church today. We have made Christ and the cross a message that is no longer desired nor wanted. We relish in “things” which do not matter in the scope of things which point to eternity. We boast of our good works, actually, the church in America has adopted a works based theology instead of faith alone. All of this points to one thing – apostasy.

It’s interesting to note that in around 60 A.D., a great earthquake leveled Laodicea and all of its great vasts of wealth. The truth is, there is a crisis within the church in America, a crisis of ideologue. The exploitation of believers through manipulation by preachers continues, yet the church is going to have to challenge the current status and break away from the lie which many have bought into which says God wants us all rich and wealthy. The fact is, the ideologue that I speak of is the American Dream. This myth has caused more chaos within the American church than anything the Word of Faith proponents would or could ever present. This doctrine of devils, this gospel of greed and its continuing exploitation of the gospel where men beg for donations, manipulate believers into giving is a direct influence by this spirit, and this spirit is not of God, but a demonic spirit – a spirit of greed.

Until we wake up and realize that we’re being hoodwinked by clever con men in their designer suits, weak believers and gullible Christians will continue to be drawn in by the reward of wealth and great riches and the only thing which they will receive is a bounced check when they give their final first fruits to a player on T.V.

Christopher

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