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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.” (Romans 12:2)

The word matters.

 

Tyler Perry is not your typical or average man in the Christian circle. With a net worth of $400 million, a company which he currently is CEO of, Tyler Perry is the complete opposite of what we would call an “average” believer. Of course this has absolutely nothing to do with Perry’s ability to entertain, and entertain he does. From his role in David Fincher’s suspense drama “Gone Girl”, where he starred alongside Hollywood hitter Ben Affleck, to his Madea films, Perry has a lot of things going for him. From his instrumental work with the NAACP, multiple charities, to his own work not with his Tyler Perry Foundation. Tyler Perry is making his mark in the world, yet also in the church as well.

With spiritual leaders such as Joel Osteen and T.D. Jakes, Perry has aligned himself within the ranks of Christianities most notable personalities, yet he does not preach the word of God. So why is his influence within the church world become important? Because leadership as well as our culture within the church has took a man which only professes Christ in open confession, to portraying him as someone to follow. Make no mistake, Tyler Perry’s influence in certain aspects of Christianity, his associations with Osteen and Jakes, not to mention his personal friendship with Oprah, makes Tyler of extreme importance, even though he has never ventured into the role of spiritual leadership.

So why then is Tyler Perry important to the church world today? It’s obviously not because of his financial worth, or how he started out in extreme poverty, nor is it his years as a struggling writer, so why does he matter? The answer is found not so much what he has accomplished in life, as it’s more about what he is presenting that makes him relevant in our current culture of easy grace-ism.

In 2005, then indie-director Tyler Perry had just came off with his first major triumph with his comedy film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, depicting Tyler’s past work with his off-Broadway plays, Perry stumbled upon success, he found a niche that was ripe for the picking. In an interview at that particular time, Perry stated concerning his faith, “It is extremely important. I am a Christian, I am a believer, and I know had I not been a person of faith, I couldn’t be here in this place, and I wouldn’t be walking the path that I’m on now. And I think the greater good of the path I’m on now is to teach people to learn to forgive and move on, in a way that’s done through the healing power of humor.” (source)

Being considered the #1 Christian film producer in Hollywood, it was obvious to many Perry was wanting to use his faith as a means to not only relate to a secular world his beliefs in a more comedic way through story telling, but he was telling the Christian world that he was a devote follower of Jesus Christ. So when news broke within the past week of his announcement that he and his girlfriend was expecting their first child, then it caused many to become confused with the news two individuals were having a child yet were not even married, nor have they even considered marriage. (source)

Which brings me to the core issue of transparency in the faith. The news made by someone famous (in this case Tyler Perry by his own admission) within Christianity yet not holding up the values of the Christian faith, even furthering the damage being done by his witness to the world, is more symptomatic of a more deeper problem found in much of the church today, a lack of genuine expression of the faith by those who claim to be genuine followers of that same faith.

The apostle Paul deals with this matter of those who claim genuine expression of the faith in 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 when he said that, “For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.

The Greek word for transform means metamorphoō  or to change, transfigure, transform. That reference in 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 is the same Greek word that we see in the above verses – “disguise”. We see that same Greek meaning of the word metamorphoo in Matthew 17:2 we read the following verse “And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light.” Here we have the expressive use of the word transfigured, it is the same Greek word which has two word meanings, one which implied of an outward expression, while the other word of the same Greek meaning refers the implication of a changed of activity. What Matthew was implying was simple, Jesus changed the expression of his deity on the mount of transfiguration to reveal who he really was – God. Not only God, but the son of God. So we have two functions of these words, one meaning to hide the real, while revealing the hidden, one (Jesus) was hiding his divine nature and Satan hiding his true nature.

This leads us back to Paul’s warning in Romans 12:2, not to assume an outward expression which aligns itself with the evil of the world. It is this warning by the apostle Paul not to conform to the patterns of this age, it’s fashion, its speech, its ideas, its desires and its beliefs. Ours is a way of Christ who, in his most expressed form of humanity, walked without sin, by doing so, he gave us clear instruction that his expressed path was the one to follow. Which leads us back to Mr. Perry and his announcement of his sexual sins.

When individuals claim to have a knowledge of Christ, but they by their own expression of outward action, reveals their inward expression of spiritual identity, then it becomes clear who they really are. It’s not about Perry living with his girlfriend as it’s more about his shrug of spiritual responsibility to walk in the most genuine expression of Christ likeness. When someone claims they are a believer – as Perry has done, yet by their own expressive action and behavior they walk counter to the teachings of the word of God, then we must conclude one thing – another metamorphoo, a deceit is at play. This is the reason why Paul warned in Galatians 1:8 and repeated in verse 9 to beware of another gospel. The truth is, and I fear is the only answer to why Tyler Perry, and many within the Christian faith sticking up for him is due in part of the sinister act of another gospel being presented, to which even Tyler has become victim to.

When many within the church world begins to praise and exhort individuals who claim to be a disciple of Christ, yet their lives express another statement, then the possibility is Perry and those like him have been seduced by another gospel, another Christ. Yet this is what we are told would begin to occur in the last days, that many would depart from the truth, leaving the faith to follow their own brand of spirituality without restriction, without guidance and without care. As more follow, the trail to deception will be great and many I fear will follow the same path Perry is walking. That’s why Tyler Perry matters.

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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This man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles.” (2 Thessalonians 2:9)

 

From the time of Adam and his wife Eve, Satan desired to bring about a great deception. This first recorded act of deception against mankind is found in Genesis 3:1, when Satan, desiring to tempt humanity in the form of a serpent,  asked a simple question, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?” With that came the world’s first act of disobedience by God’s creation – man.  Yet it also gives us a glimpse how determined Satan is to thwart the plan of God.

Throughout the word of God, in both the Old Testament into the New, we can see very clearly of Satan’s full desire to deceive mankind, which, by the very nature of man’s current rule of this planet, it seems Satan has clearly been successful in deceiving men from the garden to the current present. Still, even with all that Satan has played upon the world, from the first deception that resulted in man’s original sin, to the temptation in the wilderness with Christ, to our present world, one would think that Satan would not attempt yet another grand scale illusion upon the world. However, that is indeed what Satan will attempt to do, and for good reason, he desires to conquer the world not through fierce wickedness and evil, but through subtly and deceit. That subtle, appealing shroud that the world will fall prey to, will not come in the form of a world menace, but from one who will be “other worldly”, the false Messiah to the world.

For centuries, man has desired to gain eternal life thru the means of self efforts such as paganism, intellectualism and science. Man worships the god of science, the god of discovery, the god of self. If it points back to man, man will not only praise it, but he will lift it up and worship it, and Satan is the very one pulling the strings, never to let a good opportunity to pass by to bring sinner man under his domain. This includes the use of deception.

Jesus, in Matthew 24, warned his disciples three times to not be deceived. What Jesus was referring to was a glimpse of what was and is to come – deception on such a global scale that it will boggle the mind to even think that what I propose is coming will seem unthinkable, yet the facts remain that this deception has been well established since the beginning of time, and actually it was prophesied by God himself to Satan in Genesis 3:15 “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.  God spoke a prophetic utterance to Satan, that one day in the future, he (Satan) will produce an offspring which will attempt to strike at the heart of the lamb of God to his church, yet Christ shall conquer the man of sin – the antichrist. In other words, Satan, desiring to imitate God, will desire to produce his own likeness, his own “Messiah”, his own son – the Antichrist.

In Genesis 6:1-4, we have a glimpse of this first incursion of the attempt by Satan to destroy the bloodline by the means of genetic manipulation, this was brought about by the infusion between fallen angels and human beings sexually. Yet this did not just occur once in the past, but it occurred once before the flood and twice (possibly a third) after the flood. The agenda of Satan is to deceive the world into captivity in the last days, promising mankind that if he would but take a bite of this new “fruit” which will come in the form of a man, promising eternal life, wisdom of the universe, the promise of knowledge far superior than he has ever known, without the worry or need of God or Christ, then he will live forever.

That form of fruit which will promise the world answers to his inner most questions will come from a supernatural source – a demonic source. This source will be foreign to anything we have ever known before or ever again. It is the deception Christ was warning us about in his word and one we need to be watchful for. For this deception will be alien.

For over a century, man has been occupied with the notion that his answers are not found in the earth, but in space. Is it any interest that NASA as well as every other scientific endeavor spends more money and resources in space exploration than those venues working in land here on earth? Why? Why are every financial resource, educational development and teaching resources more focused on our solar system, planetary exploration, planned man explorations from the moon to Mars, the central focus? It’s because there has been a divine, but unholy allure to the realm of space than any other aspect of our world today.

From the dark pages of history, where men, who rejected the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, sought the forbidden arts of the occult world, were then guided by Satanic means, had been given information from the dark world of Satan’s spiritual kingdom, an understanding, and that understanding was that what, or whom, they were seeking for, the answers to the questions of who man is, why is man here, everything he has ever hoped for, would not be found on earth, but in space. All it takes is a simple trip into your local library and into the manuals of Archeology and Anthropology to see that at the core of man’s learning and understanding rests one common theme – the quest for truth. This quest however has consistently left man with a void for the truth found in God’s holy word. This in turn has left man blinded by his own lust for power and self achievement.

It is man’s attempt to seek after his “god” outside of his own surroundings, which brings us to my main point, that in man’s search for knowledge, that Satan will once again use to tempt mankind just as he did in the garden, nothing truly has changed with the enemy, just the players, but the plan remains the same – deceive by flattery and lies. The Prophet Daniel said concerning the end times and the one who would rise in that time of the end that, “Thus shall he (Antichrist) do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory…(Dan.11:39). Now here is where we see something unique about what Daniel had to say concerning the term “strange god”. The phrase “strange god” is the Hebrew word “nekar ‘elowahh” which means “alien god!” The alien god Daniel is referring to is Satan, who is described in Scripture as an alien form as “the” Dragon, which is in fact an alien.

When Daniel and even John wrote down what they saw, they were in essence describing something with the mindset of someone living nearly 5,000 years ago. Today, we have to take the events as described by both of these prophets and interpret them in 21st century understanding. What seemed foreign to Daniel, would make more understanding today in the times we are living in now. What Daniel and John foresaw in their day, is only now being revealed in these last days.

The truth is, when revealed, is that there is coming a strong delusion beyond anything we have come to understand, it will come in the form of the one thing man has centered on, that which draws him continually – in space. This is part of what the apostle Paul was referring to as the strong delusion mentioned in (2 Thess. 2:11). Man’s desire to be as god, his desire to manipulate the sciences with other explanations than God himself designed and orchestrated, will condition his heart to one day believe the lie. That lie will be found in the image of a false god, promising false hopes, false dreams, false salvation, and worst of all, false signs and wonders. This deception comes from the very source man is currently exploring today, in the outer realms of our universe, the same universe where Satan is currently ruling from, so is it any wonder that man’s attempt to contact some form of life in hopes of gaining knowledge that will place man upon the throne of deity, be given in return for his complete devotion a message or discovery that man has been looking for? I believe so. Again, deception. It began in the garden and it will end with the nations in the form of the antichrist.

This “man” will be unnatural, unholy and conceived in the bowels of hell. This “man” will come with promises of hope and the offering of knowing the secrets to life – eternal life, he will make himself god and in return, will demand worship, the price for partaking of the forbidden fruit he has to offer. Yet the world will give in to his demands, his false hopes and false promises, and become seduced by this angelic messenger of Satan. He is the deception Christ warned us about, and why he will not come in a manger, but through a message. When that day comes, unless we have the word firmly planted in our hearts, then we too might become deceived, for this deception will sweep the world, and it will come in the most unusual way that the world will worship it, for he will come as a man of world peace, speaking great things, boasting of great lies, yet his heart will be filled with violence, darkness and hatred for the very ones kneeling to his image. For he is the coming Alien Antichrist.

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com

 

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“For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.” (Matthew 24:37)

 

Noah set the example. He was a preacher of righteousness in a world gone mad. Yet Noah continued to build his ark for he and his family (contrary to some teachings, not one time did Noah ever suggest people come into the ark nor did God ask Noah to invite others in). There was a time where the church influenced the nation and its culture, today culture is influencing the church. The fact is, the church is changing and not in a good way.

Already I see the change taking place. Terms long held to distinguish the Christian mandate, such as “Christian” or “Sinner” or even the “Cross” or “the blood” are systematically being either removed altogether, or being replaced with a more tolerable, political correct term. Say what you will, but political correctness, I believe, is the #1 reason of many of these changes. The term “unchurched” is now the term many evangelical circles are beginning to use to refer to those who do not know Christ.

The concept of warning people about Hell is now, within many churches and pulpits, considered unpopular and unwanted. As one person stated on their Facebook page, ‘Christ would never tell someone to repent, or warn them if they did not follow him they would go to “Hell”. This was from a PREACHER. Yet this is what’s happening today in Christianity.

I have stated over and over that within the next 20 years, everything is going to change in how we present Christ and what we consider as traditional Christianity. Today, the term “Christian” means whatever you want it to mean. If a person is Mormon and they use the term “Christian” then it’s completely acceptable. Roman Catholics too, since they use the term “Christian” they too are now becoming tolerated in the faith. Recently I was listening to a particular preacher on tv, this man I have met personally and there’s no question I believe him to be a good man, but he openly labeled Catholics as Christian, which caused me to really question his wisdom. But it’s happening more and more these days.

The next 2 decades are going to be a challenge for convictional Christians and churches and their Denominations when it comes to social issues of the day. By the end of 2016, the issue of same sex marriage will have been settled, and the church will either have to re-adjust to this standing truth, or die by the sword of conviction. That is not to say we will accept this lifestyle, but the pressures of society will demand not that they change, but WE change. Then we’ll see whose really in this for the long haul and whose in it for superficial reasons.

As the culture begins to take on other forms of perversion and ideologies which will greatly counter the word of God, the church’s impact upon the world will wane in the process. The world will grow less and less tolerable of traditional Christianity and its gospel. And I stand by my words, Islam will be the first causality. Then the world will gradually turn its attention to the Christian faith, and while it won’t happen overnight, it will happen. This new concept of global individuality and humanism, mixed in with paganism, will all but assure that the church will find itself in the same position the early church did – in a corner.

Jesus wasn’t kidding, nor was he making a joke when he outlined the world in Matthew 24. Think of a world without mainstream Christianity and that’s what the generation living in that world will find themselves in. A world devoid of spiritual light. This will lead to a greater deception that we all know is coming. The facts are, if you are one of those still living in the decades to come, it’s going to cost you something to live for Christ in America, much less the world. Those who adhere to the convictions of the word of God, those who preach the truth, the cross and a demand to live right, will become the minority in the future.

This is why Jesus said that “He that endures to the end, the same shall be saved”. The coming cultural divide within the next 20 years, will do more to define those who are truly sold out to the Lord and those who are not. Yet in this coming tide of social change will come a remnant that will walk in power, great authority and great demonstration of both the love of God and the warning of God that we are near the end of this period of grace, then comes the judgment.

The next 20 years will determine much in our foundation called the “church”, and only those who have rooted themselves in the faith will make it, for I believe after we reach the 20 year mark, something the world has long been preparing for will come and change everything on this world – deception. But that is for my next article “Alien Antichrist”.

Christopher

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Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ.” (Colossians 2:8)

 

I remember the day pretty vividly when I realized that there was no such thing as Santa Claus. For a 6 year old boy, going on seven, my world was rocked when the truth about my early childhood belief system came crashing down like the virtual myth it turned out to be. I was about as surprised there was no Santa as men were stunned watching The Crying Game. It all seemed like a great big a lie – and it was.

As I grew older, and understood more about my faith, the word of God, traditions and Bible truth, I began to come to a greater understanding, a realization that sometimes men, even good men, can teach things which on the surface might seem true, but the reality is it’s false. Not because it’s evil and demonic, but because men, desiring to keep to a particular belief system, would rather believe a teaching which is founded on comfort rather than truth. That teaching is called a Pre-tribulation rapture.

I was raised traditional Pentecostal holiness. I was raised with the teaching that said Jesus would return (secretly) to gather his saints in what is known as “the rapture”, then all hell will break loose upon the earth, and of course I believed it because every pastor I’ve ever known taught this eschatological point of view, so it had to be right. Who was I to disagree with these men? But over time, as I began to search the scripture myself, allowing the Holy Spirit to lead and guide me in my understanding of the word, things began to change, not just in long held dogmas, church tradition, but also when it came to the common teaching called “The Rapture”.

One particular day I was praying intently about some things, when my spirit began to direct me to ask the Lord a question. With tears in my eyes and an earnest question in my heart, I approached the throne room of God and boldly asked the question, “What is the right answer when it comes to the rapture, traditional teaching and such?” I firmly believe that God answers honest as well as sincere prayers – and he did with me that very evening.

I will never forget how the Holy Spirit quickened me and then began to reveal to me the answer which I sought about this issue, not to be “right”, not to prove others wrong in a judgmental spirit, but so that I know the truth as well as lead others to the same truth. The Lord spoke to me to go to the word and turn to Romans 10:14 “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?  The Lord then said this into my spirit, “If the church is removed, who will preach the gospel? Who will prophesy? Who will declare the glory of the Lord to sinners?” That’s when the light bulb went off in my head, that’s when everything was settled in my spirit over this issue of the church being “raptured” out of this world like some cheap magic trick. God was revealing himself in such a way with me that the answer was being settled into my spirit. Yet so many still refuse to accept this fact – because of traditions.

It must be understood once and for all that the Bible is always right and theories are always wrong. And for nearly 100+ years mainline Denominational leaders have been teaching and preaching a pre-tribulation simply because of one man – John Nelson Darby. Because of Darby and his close associations with Irving and Scofield, we have today what is called the “pretribulation” rapture theory.

But let me make my points in what I believe is true based not on the past writings of a few preachers living in the early 20th century, but on the Bible. They are:

  • Truth ALWAYS trumps THEORY – ALWAYS
  • The Antichrist must come before the Rapture
  • The Tribulation must come before the Rapture
  • The Sun and Moon Must be Darkened before the Rapture
  • The Lord Must descend from Heaven with a Shout before the Rapture
  • Jesus Must Return before the Rapture
  • The Resurrection must happen just before the Rapture (or, at the same time)
  • There is only one resurrection for those who are God’s people
  • God promised that Christians would suffer

 

Paul reached out to the church in Thessalonica because they were thrown into turmoil over the idea of the Rapture. It appears that someone was telling them that they had missed it. Here is what Paul says in 2 Thessalonians 2:

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.2 Thessalonians 2:1-4

The Antichrist MUST come before the Rapture. There is no other way that you can interpret this verse. None.

When Jesus spoke of the Last Days, the coming of the Antichrist and the Tribulation, He made zero mention of a pre-tribulation rapture. None. Zero. Nada.

You would think – if there WAS a pre-trib rapture – that Jesus would have mentioned it here. But, He didn’t. However, He DID say this:

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. – Matthew 24:29-31.  So what gives? Why would Jesus tell us that immediately after the tribulation, the son of man would come? Again, it’s because men, desiring to be seen as spiritual, created their own belief system and then used intellectualism, scholarly insight and puffed up knowledge to create another gospel – escapism. It ain’t so.

Some argue that why should the church be cleansed in a tribulation 7 year period if the cross already did the cleansing work? Because we do not advocate that. That’s another clever way some try to change the argument to suite their position. The fact is this, the “great” tribulation where God’s wrath is poured out upon mankind is NOT a full 7 years, it is actually 3 1/2 years. Again, not seven. The first 3 and half years is not God’s wrath, but Satan’s upon this world, that is the tribulation John saw, not the great tribulation where God’s wrath is poured out upon the world.

Jesus made it clear in his own words that those who are called by his name, will suffer persecution, tribulation and great sorrow. John 15:20 “Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.”

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. – 2 Timothy 3:12

…and:

And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch, Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.Acts 14:21-22

The fact is, the church is going to see many things before its eventual removal, from the great falling away, to the rebuilding of the third temple, to a great deception which will come upon the earth, to finally the rise of a great evil empire (10 kings) and ultimately the beast himself. Great deception the church will face, but Jesus gave us comfort in this one promise, “I will never leave nor forsake you.” That alone is worth every fear the events in the world could ever bring.

Some say I am wrong – so be it. That’s their opinion. But let me ask you this, what if I’m not? What if what I and others are saying are not just right, but absolute truth? Are you prepared? Is your heart prepared? It’s easy to believe in a vast escape without worry, without scars, without contention, without persecution. But that’s not the promise of the believer, if anyone promises you a life in Christ without trial, without persecution, without tribulation, then you are believing a lie already!

I’m affirmed in my spirit the church is about to face its greatest test known in its less than 2,000 year history, and one I fear many are not prepared for spiritually, because they continue to preach all is well, all is right in the world and there is nothing to worry about, because the rapture of the church is at any moment. You can believe that all you want, but I will stick to the word of God, the words of Jesus and contend, for the night is coming and no man will be able to work when it does.

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com

 

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For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.” (Romans 1:26-27)

On Monday, October 6th 2014, history was made. The United States Supreme Court did something that most did not see coming, instead of taking several cases concerning same sex marriage that were brought before it that would settle the issue over same sex marriage, the Court refused to hear those cases, surprising not only pro-gay advocates for marriage, but equally, they rejected traditional marriage proponents. By doing this action, the U.S. Supreme Court effectively said they agreed with the lower Federal appeals courts who have vastly affirmed the rights of men and women to marry those of the same sex, striking down the rights of States to base laws effectively banning gay marriage. The Supreme Court, by not stepping into this issue, has effectively sealed the nation forever when it comes to homosexuality and marriage – it’s now the law of the land. (source)

 

So how will this “non-ruling” effect our ever changing culture? It will do so in several ways, and how it will come about can be traced all the way back to what occurred in 1964. President Lyndon B. Johnson cajoled and collaborated with Congress 50 years ago until the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed and signed into law. The Civil Rights Law, a Johnson legacy, affected the nation profoundly as it for the first time prohibited discrimination in employment and businesses of public accommodation on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Johnson worked with Democrats and Republicans from across the country and invested significant political capital to circumvent the legislators of the former Confederacy to pass the Civil Rights Act. Johnson’s efforts did more for civil rights than any president since Abraham Lincoln.

Like 1964’s civil rights law, another formation is happening under a new form of deception – gay rights. Just like what happened in the civil rights era of the past, this new millennium of the 21st century is bringing with it such a spirit of perversion that many will be caught unaware until it’s over. With today’s ruling by the highest court in the nation, every aspect of our culture will be impacted in the coming years.

If you believe that this issue about gay rights is just about homosexuals getting married, you would be wrong, this is more, much more than just the right to marry, it’s about influencing our culture with the idea which says an alternative lifestyle is just as normal as traditional lifestyle’s. Education will become the next battleground. Due to the court making it clear gay marriage is “normal”, so will the Government then become directed to work with educators who have a liberal approach to alternative views when it comes to marriage, will begin to broaden the path to include curriculum for teachers that will reflect the changing times. Children, who were once only taught about traditional concepts and ideas (traditional marriage) will be forced now to include the belief of other ideas of what marriage is, including gay marriage, polygamy, and even multiple partner relationships. This is coming.

The next effect will be in the workplace, Anti-discrimination laws which already are on the books, will begin to include anti-homosexual language which will prohibit an employer from discriminating against hiring someone simply because they are gay or lesbian – or even transgendered. Churches, who were once protected by law due to their religious beliefs, will be forced to hire individuals who might not share their particular faith or idea when it comes to the gay lifestyle.

Pastors who once could marry anyone as they desired under the old system of traditional marriage, will be forced to marry gay couples under threat of revocation of their non-tax structure. You think it can’t happen? Think again. Already there is a push by powerful lobbyists for the homosexual community to push into law protection status which would in affect, make it very difficult for a church or otherwise, to reject a homosexual couple from marrying in their church. The threat of removing a churches or Denomination’s tax status will create a tsunami affect across the country, where pastors and religious leaders will have to make the decision whether or not to make any stand when it comes to same sex marriage. In other words, churches will either abide by the coming laws which will occur in the near future and give their full support toward gay rights, or face the economic and social backlash that will arrive on their doorstep.

Some would argue that this could never occur in the United States of America, but I would introduce them to the Kleins, an Oregon couple that owned a local bakery, who, refusing to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding, was found guilty of violating Oregons anti-equality law when it came to refusing their order. They were fined $150,000 dollars and were forced to close their store. (source)

The last full affect will be found in the church. The gay theology that is currently creeping within the modern church will grow as more and more pastors, Denominations and Organizations will begin to soften their views toward gay Christianity. It will be a much younger brand of Evangelicalism which will align itself with the changing culture to reflect itself as a church of openess and tolerant. This movement will make the church bring damnable heresies, one being that people can be gay and a follower of Christ. Already several prominent evangelical leaders are moving toward this attitude, whereby what once was considered immoral and discouraging, will no longer be considered such. Same sex marriage will invade the pulpits of many, with pastors changing their hearts and minds, not to mention their sermons to reflect the new era of tolerance.

Paul said it himself in 2 Timothy 4:3 -4 “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, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. 

This current “ruling” will allow children to be adopted by gay couples, our entertainment, our television shows, books and films will quickly catch up to match this ruling which occurred today in normalizing homosexuality. Yet God gives us a clear warning that when a nation forgets God, forsakes his word for another lie, then that nation, regardless of how powerful it might be, militarily, economically or even spiritually, God will judge that nation and bring it to ruin. That is the future of the United States of America, for today this nation sent a direct message to God and said, “We will do as we please.” yet God’s response is yet to be revealed – but it’s coming, and when it comes, all will remember that God will not tolerate blatant rebellion.

Christopher

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battle

 

Ephesians 6:12, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Throughout the life of the believer, they will constantly face the one area where the enemy (Satan) will try to play havoc with the Christian – the mind. The mind is one of the most fought places where most, if not all, of our battles play out. Have you ever wondered why, for no particular reason, a thought would cross your mind? Be it a thought or idea which runs contrary to your nature as a person who is in Christ? Thoughts of anger, or even thoughts of violence, even sexual thoughts cross the mind and then we are left wondering “Why did I just think that?” It because what you’ve just experienced is not necessarily you, but it’s a spiritual matter where Satan attempts (thru the use of a thought or idea) to manipulate the believer to maybe give into that particular thought, whatever it might be, to undermine their walk with Christ. This is what Paul was referring to when he states in Ephesians 6:12 that it’s not flesh and blood we wage war against, but the spiritual realm where the enemy is trying or attempting to defeat us – in our mind.

Who are those principalities, powers, rulers or darkness and such? They all stem from Satan’s kingdom, but since Satan is not omnipresent (can be everywhere at once), he works through a network or an army of demon spirits. This is why it might seem that a person seems to have a trigger every now and then when they come into contact with something of either their past, what once use to bind them spiritually, or something that greatly hindered them. Either way, when the believer comes into contact with something, be it visual, or otherwise (hearing or touch) it can bring about feelings of the past, maybe even feelings of guilt. These are all indicators of demonic forces attempting to once again place the believer back under the chains of past bondage.

There are two aspects of spiritual warfare that each of us go through when Satan comes against us in our thoughts and they are offensive and defensive methods. The apostle Paul said in this matter two things we need to keep in mind, and they are ““For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:16) and “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.” (Romans 12:2)

Satan comes against us with accusations and words of condemnation (fiery darts), these attacks mount up against the believer in such a way that at times it almost wears a person down. Some of those attacks might generate dark feelings of despair, loneliness, anxiety, fear, sometimes, in certain people, thoughts of suicide. But whatever it may be, they are nonetheless serious attacks of the mind to the believer. This is why Paul said in Ephesians 6:16 ““Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”

That’s why when the enemy does come against us, we must take captive every thought when they come, and they come in three unique ways, temptation, accusation and deception. Satan will tempt a man or woman with thoughts of something he finds a weakness in, be it lust, pride, ego, desire, whatever it might be, Satan knows your weakness, and he, if not contended with, will play on those thoughts, wearing that person down, which, if not taken control of, many succumb to those temptations. Accusations of past failures is yet another means the enemy attempts to accuse the believer before the Lord, hence why he is called the “accuser of the brethren”. Our past, no matter how bad it might have been, has forever been rendered forgiven because of the cross, we are no longer guilty under God’s law, for every believer is new in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17). The last means is deception. This is one area where many find themselves, even those who are called by God, yet have allowed the enemy, through the means of false doctrine, to believe a particular teaching or idea, combined with the demonic attack which then takes place in the mind, many fall into those areas of being and even deceiving others (2 Timothy 3:13).

Paul gives us all a clear warning found in Ephesians 4:27 “and give no opportunity to the devil.” The fact is, if we keep our faith in Christ and what he did on the cross, this limits the enemies access to our life and mind. The enemy’s main goal is to sidetrack us with thoughts which plague us with thoughts of guilt, temptation, accusation, deception and failure. Yet there is hope, and it’s found in these words, ““…the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”  (Eph. 6:17)  The word is a powerful weapon and when those thoughts, those feelings come, there is but one offensive course for us to take – use the word of God. The word of God defeats the enemy, for it reminds him of 2 things, 1. He is defeated and has no authority over us or our life, and 2. We are forgiven – he’s not. We are new in Christ – he is defeated, cursed forever, damned to the lake of fire for all eternity. So while we might not fend off every thought or suggestion that comes against us, we can however go straight to the word and state with such confidence, “It is written!”.

When Satan says “You are a failure”, you remind him you are forgiven. When Satan puts an illicit thought in your mind, shake yourself and take captive that thought and say “I rebuke that in Jesus name”. When some demonic influence places in your mind a thought which says “Kill yourself” or “You’ll never find happiness again” or “You’ll never see that child saved” or even “You’ll never be healed.” Rebuke those thoughts and use the word, that our happiness is found in God’s perfect will, that we can believe for every promise God has given us to be fulfilled, and that healing is a promise because of the cross. Yes, the mind is the battleground of many in these days in which we live, but it can be handled correctly if we understand the spiritual aspects of why we face these things in our mind, whose causing it and how to react to it – through the word of God.

Christopher

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Ayatullah Khomeini

 

There was a quickening in my spirit last night as I was given a prophetic glimpse thru a dream the Lord showed me which involved the nation of Iran. It must be understood by all that in the last days there will rise a confederacy of Islamic nations, led by one major Islamic power, which will move toward the nation of Israel. In Ezekiel chapter 38 the word gives us a very clear understanding of how this will all come about. At some point Iran will realize its potential, but not now.

I know that many would like to thrust the world into that particular time period where everything begins to come to completion, but the truth is, not everything is where it should be prophetically (referring to end times prophecy). Yet the Lord has given me a clear sign of what is to come, for this is the word the Lord spoke to my spirit as it regards the nation of Iran, “The nation which sleeps shall give rise and lead her children toward the plains of Israel, it is there I shall meet them.”

That nation which currently “sleeps” is Iran. Iran is not the power the world is fearing, for she sleeps politically as well as militarily, not to mention economically. Then the Lord gave me this glimpse in a dream: I saw the image of one Aayatollah Khomeini, the late Supreme Leader of Iran. God used his image as a symbolic meaning for the nation of Iran itself. I found myself in a room filled with men, all Islamic leaders and they were speaking about America. The leader said that America will come to the defense of Saudi Arabia, (which means I believe some way a mounting attack in some form will come to Saudi Arabia) and that their only hope is to do a quick first strike upon the U.S.. I then saw one missile being fired, it seemed to suggest within the dream, that Iran only had 1-2 missiles.

I saw a wall of fire and people were killed – thousands. Then Iran became a place of destruction. I was speaking to a pastor friend of mine recently, he began to share with me a prophecy which was given by an Iranian pastor, one who fled Iran along with his entire family. In that word that was given, the Lord has revealed that Islam will be completely destroyed in the near future, and the last great harvest will begin. Yet out of this shall rise the last world kingdom, the kingdom of the beast.  That is the word I was given through the Lord’s voice speaking to me as well as the dream the Lord shown me last night.

Christopher

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