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house of God

For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? (1 Peter 4:17)

(A letter to the leaders of the body of Christ – and then a prophetic warning)

It’s been 24 hours now (at the time of this writing) since the landmark ruling came down from the U.S. Supreme Court which legalized same sex marriage, making it the law of the land, and yet I am stunned that we have drifted this far and this deep in not only perversion being accepted, but worse – ignored by most of the church. There have now been a total of four (4) Supreme Court rulings in this nation which has not only divided America, but also divided the church and they are:

1. Prayer removed from public schools (1962).

2. The Bible removed from public schools (1963).

3. Abortion became a legal right in the United States (1973).

4. Same sex marriage becomes the law of the land (2015).

In each of these court rulings the one common denominator which has connected them altogether was and is in fact the church itself remained silent. Some would accuse me of being too harsh, that the church as a whole has stood up to the progressive movement which has been swiftly been sweeping across the land since the late 60’s with the whole “sexual revolution” and into the beginning of the early 90’s when the liberal progressive movement started to take root into the heart of America. In each of these rulings, the church found itself dusting off the disbelief that these events not only took place, but questioned why they happened to begin with? The truth is, in each of these court rulings, it came about because the church refused to take part in the social movements of the times and in so doing, the church watched (almost apathetically at times) society give itself over to the spirit of lasciviousness as the culture drifted further and further away from the path which was laid before it. To say that nothing could have been done in each of these events is not simply disingenuous, but duplicitous as well. We, the body of Christ are to be blamed for what we are now seeing taking shape across this nation, much less the world, and we owe it all to the pulpits across America.

There was a time when the church prayed for America. From the early beginnings of this nation, to the start of the 20th century, saints prayed faithfully and often. In the efforts by the early saints God rewarded the early 20th century church with great moves of God, from Azusa street to the Appalachian revivals, God revealed and filled himself upon all those who diligently sought him and God blessed this nation. Yet as time progressed and society became more abundant with prosperous living, something began to happen to the early church, it began, not at once, but over time it found itself beginning to drift further and further away from the cross and by the time of the late 70’s, the church at that time was not the same as it was merely just 40 years previously.

Throughout the 1920s thru the 1960s, America as well as the church saw powerful moves of God. From the healing revivals of A.A. Allen to Oral Roberts and Jack Coe, to the prophetic tents of William Branham, the church was seeing great ministries and preachers such as Billy Sunday and Maria Woodworth Etter rise up and touch the heart of the nation. It was said that when Billy Sunday came into a particular city, that the bars would shutter their doors because of the impact of Billy’s message (which was the cross) had upon the lost. SInners got saved when Billy preached. Yet the church started to embrace things which would eventually not only change her directive (the harvest) to other things. By the 1980s the church had completely moved away from the message of the cross and in its place would come another gospel, another message, another cross. Let me quote to you A. W. Tozer, “There has come in modern times a new cross into popular evangelical circles. It is like the old cross, but different: the likenesses are superficial; the differences, fundamental. From this new cross has sprung a new philosophy of the Christian life, and from that new philosophy has come a new evangelical technique-a new type of meeting and a new kind of preaching. This new evangelism employs the same language as the old, but its content is not the same and its emphasis not as before. The old cross would have no truck with the world. For Adam’s proud flesh it meant the end of the journey. It carried into effect the sentence imposed by the law of Sinai. The new cross is not opposed to the human race; rather, it is a friendly pal and, if understood aright, it is the source of oceans of good clean fun and innocent enjoyment. It lets Adam live without interference. His life motivation is unchanged; he still lives for his own pleasure, only now he takes delight in singing choruses and watching religious movies instead of singing bawdy songs and drinking hard liquor. The accent is still on enjoyment, though the fun is now on a higher plane morally if not intellectually. The new cross encourages a new and entirely different evangelistic approach. The evangelist does not demand abnegation of the old life before a new life can be received. He preaches not contrasts but similarities. He seeks to key into public interest by showing that Christianity makes no unpleasant demands; rather, it offers the same thing the world does, only on a higher level. Whatever the sin-mad world happens to be clamoring after at the moment is cleverly shown to be the very thing the gospel offers, only the religious product is better. The new cross does not slay the sinner, it redirects him. It gears him into a cleaner and jollier way of living and saves his self-respect. To the self-assertive it says, “Come and assert yourself for Christ.” To the egotist it says, “Come and do your boasting in the Lord.” To the thrill seeker it says, “Come and enjoy the thrill of Christian fellowship.” The Christian message is slanted in the direction of the current vogue in order to make it acceptable to the public. The philosophy back of this kind of thing may be sincere but its sincerity does not save it from being false. It is false because it is blind. It misses completely the whole meaning of the cross. The old cross is a symbol of death. It stands for the abrupt, violent end of a human being. The man in Roman times who took up his cross and started down the road had already said good-by to his friends. He was not coming back. He was going out to have it ended. The cross made no compromise, modified nothing, spared nothing; it slew all of the man, completely and for good. It did not try to keep on good terms with its victim. It struck cruel and hard, and when it had finished its work, the man was no more. The race of Adam is under death sentence. There is no commutation and no escape. God cannot approve any of the fruits of sin, however innocent they may appear or beautiful to the eyes of men. God salvages the individual by liquidating him and then raising him again to newness of life. That evangelism which draws friendly parallels between the ways of God and the ways of men is false to the Bible and cruel to the souls of its hearers. The faith of Christ does not parallel the world, it intersects it. In coming to Christ we do not bring our old life up onto a higher plane; we leave it at the cross. The corn of wheat must fall into the ground and die. We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. God offers life, but not an improved old life. The life He offers is life out of death. It stands always on the far side of the cross. Whoever would possess it must pass under the rod. He must repudiate himself and concur in God’s just sentence against him. What does this mean to the individual, the condemned man who would find life in Christ Jesus? How can this theology be translated into life? Simply, he must repent and believe. He must forsake his sins and then go on to forsake himself. Let him cover nothing, defend nothing, excuse nothing. Let him not seek to make terms with God, but let him bow his head before the stroke of God’s stern displeasure and acknowledge himself worthy to die. Having done this let him gaze with simple trust upon the risen Saviour, and from Him will come life and rebirth and cleansing and power. The cross that ended the earthly life of Jesus now puts an end to the sinner; and the power that raised Christ from the dead now raises him to a new life along with Christ. To any who may object to this or count it merely a narrow and private view of truth, let me say God has set His hallmark of approval upon this message from Paul’s day to the present. Whether stated in these exact words or not, this has been the content of all preaching that has brought life and power to the world through the centuries. The mystics, the reformers, the revivalists have put their emphasis here, and signs and wonders and mighty operations of the Holy Ghost gave witness to God’s approval. Dare we, the heirs of such a legacy of power, tamper with the truth? Dare we with our stubby pencils erase the lines of the blueprint or alter the pattern shown us in the Mount? May God forbid. Let us preach the old cross and we will know the old power. (A. W. Tozer, Man, the Dwelling Place of God, 1966)

As our nation grew further and further away from the truth, the church grew more and more silent. We see this in its current message, from the prosperity gospel, or a love gospel without judgment, to Psychology as a replacement to the gospel message, whereby man’s problem is not sin, but self. Today, we have popular preachers occupying the pulpits throughout much of nation and its churches which is preaching something other than the cross, be it money, to self help, to living a good life, instead of ‘Deny yourself’ we are now preaching tolerance. This is why most pastors today would rather ignore, reject and by all accounts refuse to touch these subjects, because the people themselves no longer wish to hear the truth. And when the church no longer is salt (Matthew 5:13) it loses its purpose and its influence upon the very society who needs the truth. Hence why we are to be blamed for the past (4) court rulings which have brought this nation into great peril before the Lord, for let me remind us all that any nation who rejects God will end up in ruin (Psalm 9:17).

Thus, here we are today once again where the United States highest court has changed the nation to an even greater sin, the perversion of what God has always deemed as the only method of marriage, and the church for the most part is taking it as business as usual. But soon that will change.

While in prayer last night (and today with the moving of the Holy Spirit) the Lord revealed to me something which is coming upon this nation, it is this; God is about to shake this nation in such a way that it will shake even the church up from its slumber, and that shaking will cause a stir in the heart of God’s people and once again bring her back to the cross. This shaking will show us that God is not pleased with where this nation is going, for it has departed the path the church once helped guided it on. I leave you this word found in Jeremiah 8:18-20 “My joy is gone; grief is upon me; my heart is sick within me. Behold, the cry of the daughter of my people from the length and breadth of the land: “Is the LORD not in Zion? Is her King not in her?” “Why have they provoked me to anger with their carved images and with their foreign idols? “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.

Christopher

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JonathanCahn

“I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:6-8)

When God speaks to me, he does so in many different ways, a spoken word, the written word and finally either thru dreams and/or visions. For several weeks since my return from China where I have be begun working to return back to China at the end of this summer, I have had no clear and distinct word about anything or anyone. It seemed as though heaven itself had been shut up from me, which is difficult, not to say that God no longer dealt with me about anything – he did and does. Yet the one thing that has not been happening (for whatever reason) which is dreams, have been stopped – until last night.

The following account was a literal prophetic dream where I not only was taken up, but I was placed in a situation, along with a particular individual, whereby the Lord began to once again open up the prophetic to me in such a way that he was revealing what needed to be revealed. It was quite shocking to what I saw, heard and seen, but it must be understood by all that this is by no means an attack against Jonathan Cahn, but a warning of what can happen when we do not line up the teachings of others and instead, we embrace that which is another gospel. Here is that dream the Lord showed me last night:

I found myself standing in front of a large synagogue, it was unusual in that I had never been in such a place before, so I was questioning why I was even there as I made my way inside. I immediately began to walk down the dark pathway, it was darkly lit, which was very unsettling, as I questioned why this place of worship was so darkly lit. I walked slowly, looking at what I was seeing, it was as if the Lord wanted me to see everything, from the people worshiping in a different way, to their strange behavior. That’s when I realized what was going on – they were Christians who were acting Jewish. From believers imitating praying at the prayer wall in Jerusalem, to people blowing a shofar, they were all seemingly spellbound in their attempt to worship under this behavior. I kept walking, paying little attention to other strange behaviors surrounding me, it was as though the people were lost in another form of worship, and it plagued me so. Then, without missing a beat, I heard a voice – the Lord’s voice – began to speak to me. As I continued to walk down this long, dark pathway, the Lord said, “They are following another spirit, another gospel.” I was shocked. How could this be? I questioned the Lord over what he was saying, I mean, how could these people – Christians, be following another spirit? And the Lord spoke again, softly and gently to my spirit, “It’s another spirit, another gospel they are following.” Over and over again, God was speaking to me of what I was seeing, that even though the people were desirable of pleasing the Lord, they were following another spirit and another gospel. I then, for whatever reason, found myself at a door of exit, it was as if God himself supernaturally changed the path I was on and showed me all I needed to see and brought me to the exit, that’s when I met him – Jonathan Cahn. It was strange to say the least as he was going out, but he looked at me as he stopped just short of stepping out and looked at me, his eyes staring intently upon me. He gazed upon me for a few seconds, then suddenly snarled at me like a dog would growl and snarl to someone as a warning to “stay away” – and with that he was gone. That’s when I understood that the place where the Lord had shown me was in fact Cahn’s church. The dream ended.

There is no question in my mind that the Hebrew movement which is plaguing the church today is a Satanic attack upon the body of Christ. This insane desire to return back to law, the desire for the Christian to seek out his or her “Jewish” roots is by far one of the most stupidest things I’ve seen in recent years. Stupid in that it is drawing people away from the cross as the only means to please God (by faith) and instead, it is an attempt to undermine the finished work of the cross. As Paul rightfully states in Galatians 1:6 “I’m astonished you are so quickly deserting the grace of Christ…” [paraphrase mine]. The body of Christ spiritually is under attack from all sorts of myths, fables and lies. The church is inundated with books about Blood Moons, how to be Jewish, the power of the prayer shawl, and other foolish things – the church is drunk on stupid.

The whole movement that Jonathan Cahn and others like him are doing is not bringing people to the cross, but moving people away from the cross into things which are nothing but another spirit, another gospel and it is antichrist. That is what these men, either on purpose or through ignorance are doing – leading men from the only solution to the problems of the day – the cross. There is no question in my mind that God is about to shake the church, and when he does he will do so for a reason, to shake us from our sins so that we will once again be the full embodiment of who Jesus Christ is in these last days in which we live.

Christopher

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Since 2008, God has been giving me dreams and visions as well as the spoken word of things which are coming to this world, many of which has already occurred, things like the election of 2012, the Japan earthquake and other significant events in the history of the church as well as the world. But now I’ve complied them all into this new book called “The Prophecy”.  Here I go into detail that would take months to people to search and save once they found them. I believe this is what God has been warning me that is coming and which we need to be prepared for. The link to ordering this book can be found [here] and I pray it is a blessing for you.

Christopher

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evangelism

We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.” (John 9:4)

The words of the apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 3:1 spells our future very clearly when Paul stated that, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.”  The reality is such that at some point in the future the church as we know it today will find itself facing one of the most darkest and fiercest times it has ever known since the formation of it’s beginning at the upper room. What I am referring to is something God spoke into my spirit earlier today, and that is the end of evangelism as we know it today. Almost everyone knows and understands the great commission, “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)

There is no question that we are living in dangerous times. All one has to do is turn on the news or open the daily newspaper and reality will make its presence known. The world as we know it is in trouble – great trouble. But worse yet, many within the church are not taking these signs as warnings that whatever they need to do they must do quickly. Actually, one of the unctions the Holy Spirit keeps pressing upon me is to warn believers that the time that they have is not the time they feel confident in. I blame this on the American culture, procrastination has done more to harm the church today in its efforts to take this gospel into all the world than anything Satan could otherwise do. While it’s true, he (Satan) uses all sorts of things to hinder the believer from doing his or her divine calling such as the typical fleshly pulls (such as sex, money and fame), Satan has did even more harm to the modern church by way of procrastination than anything else – because it works.

Nothing can get a Christian believer to put off today the great commission than to put off tomorrow what one can do today. It’s called apathy, and apathy that is left to ember the flames of procrastination the results will always be a believer who cares more about his own personal pleasure and will than God’s. This is where the church is currently. But that is about to change.

In the future I see a war, a great, world war which will involve all or most of the nations, this war will encamp around the Islamic countries which has unsuccessfully attempted to infiltrate and convert by way of force all those in their reach to Islam. Those who will not convert would be killed or forced into slavery. There can be no true peace with Islam, for Islam means “submission” to their prophet Muhammad. This war shall be waged and out of this war will come a great change as it relates to the gospel and the modern church world. After the defeat of Islam, there shall come by way of treaties among the nations which will demand tolerance toward all religions – including the remnant of Islam. Under a global initiative the Governments of the world will unite and agree that never again will the world be thrown into a war based on ones religious ideology. The affect will be that the nations will agree to limit religious outreaches and out of this will come the restrictions that the globalists will enact upon not only the Catholic church, but Mormons, Jews and even Christians. The price will be the end of open evangelism as we know it today.

Jesus warned us that in the last days, mankind will become very similar to the days of Noah, and when we examine the days of Noah we see that one of the marks of Noah’s day was a complete secularization of religion upon the earth. I hear in my spirit that the day will come where missionaries will re-think their mission fields as many will not go. Pastors will begin to shutter their doors due to the fact that great regulation will come upon the churches, whether they be in America, where freedom once stood as the protector of religious liberty, to the UK all the way to China. The church will face it’s greatest test under this last period of time. Mark my words, however this will occur, open evangelism as we know it today is coming to an end. This will fulfill that which Jesus seemed to be implying when he prophetically stated through the gift of prophecy that we must work while it is yet day, for the night is coming where no man can work. When we take into account what is coming in the near future, we can be rest assured that the spirit of Antichrist is greatly at work behind the scenes at what is currently happening in our world.

There is a great ruse taking place right before our every eyes, and it has everything to do with Islam as well as the church. Islam and the demand for respect and tolerance is exactly a means that Satan himself is using against the church for its future work. Still ,God is going to bring about a great harvest, a great awakening, a great revival where the church will resemble the early church, not run by popular men and women, for in the latter days, television will become greatly hindered to the believer. Instead, word of mouth, the internet will all help the church just before the world is thrown into spiritual darkness.

The spirit of the Lord is yet again pulling upon my spirit prophetically that we must do all we can now, go where we need to go, do what we need to do, for the hour is coming in the future where open evangelism will be so greatly hindered that only those willing to risk jail, prison, or in some severe measures – even death – will do what God has called them to do. Yes, the hour is coming where preaching a revival in a foreign land will result in persecution, all because of this coming war. The world will not tolerate proselytizing in any form, be it Islamic, Catholic or even Christian, it will not be allowed, not even in some measure in America.

This will eventually bring us all, to those who are alive in this period of time, to a global event which will bring about a world deception. This deception will seduce multitudes and the reason is because the gospel will have been hindered, leaving the enemy to begin pushing his own deception. This is what I hear in my spirit that is coming in the last days.

Christopher

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Exodus

“Film-makers must decide what story to tell and how to tell it.” — Jack Valenti
Film can be a powerful medium when used in the right way, yet even in the worst way, film can do as much damage than good when someone has an intent to do harm. Films such as Schindlers List, The Hiding Place, The Passion, made an impact not only upon the viewer, but upon the culture as well. Yet it is this intent to undermine the gospel message that is clearly becoming the norm with many Hollywood producers as of late. With films such as Noah, Son of God, Heaven is Real, and now Exodus: Gods and Kings, it’s becoming all too clear that an unspoken agenda is occurring within the film establishment to not only paint God, as well as Christ, in another light, but to dismiss the accuracy of the written word altogether. Make no mistake, these films are not being produced just for financial revenue, they are being produced to undermine the central message of the word of God to make it less divine and more myth. That is the assault that Hollywood seems to be embracing, but worse, many Christians are ignoring.
For the past decade, there has been a rise in the level of attacks against not only the Christian faith (source), but its principles not seen since Madalyn Murray O Hair took on Christianity and the entire church establishment by kicking God out of the public education system. This current attack represents an ideology to dispel not only biblical facts which pertain to actual events of the past as it relates to scripture, but it also represents the rise of Gnosticism in such a way that the films being released convey another gospel message entirely different than what is already understood to be fact. In other words, these films and those who would produce them are aligning with even prominent evangelicals who by their own admission are giving their stamp of approval to many of these films being released to deceive Christians, even though much of the content distorts or even refutes the word of God altogether.
Two of the leading evangelicals who are board members of several prominent films which by their own right that undermines the gospel and even promotes another version of the word are Rick Warren and Joel Osteen, the third of that esteemed group is none other than T.D. Jakes. (source)  These three well known evangelical pastors have lent their influence as well as their stature to the movie The Bible, a complete distortion of The Bible, who Roma Downey and her husband (The Apprentice) Mark Burnet produced. Both of which are active members of the Roman Catholic Church.
So why should we be surprised when Ridley Scott (Alien, BladeRunner) gets a sounding applause from some of the top leading religious leaders in the Evangelical church today when he presents a different type of Moses which not only refutes God, but question’s God altogether? Could it be that Scott knows the shift that is taking place not only in the film world when it comes to portraying God, whom Scott wanted a Buddhist type of God to be portrayed and not the Jewish or Christian God? Ridley Scott stated in an interview with the Times of Israel that he wanted a child to represent God, a nine-year-old “Dalai Lama” who could project the almighty. This is what we have reduced God down to in our culture and our society – a Buddhist deity and not the great I AM. (source)
When less than 26% of those who call themselves “Christian” or “born again” actually read their Bibles (source), when those aged 18-35 no longer consider themselves “traditional” Christians, but instead have adopted a more liberal form of Christianity which includes same sex marriage, when half of today’s graduates out of many of the top Seminary’s across the nation who are entering the pulpits in America no longer believe in the miracles of God, the Genesis account, or even the virgin birth, it sends a signal to the world that the time is right to begin the full assault against the word of God and traditional Christianity.
This is why Christianity – traditional Christianity – is under attack. Because it sets opposed to the spirit of this age, which is antichrist. This is why films such as Exodus: Gods and Kings and every other sort which run counter to the will and plan of God are occurring more and more, because it is part of the spiritual dumbing down of society. Water down the gospel to such a degree, then one can replace that which has been watered down to include concepts and ideas (such as God being a Buddhist) that will challenge the mindset of those who have not been rooted and grounded in the word. This is all part of the great plan of the kingdom of darkness, the spiritual deception we have been warned about that is coming in the last days, to distort the word of God to such a degree, be it in a film, or sermon, or even a book, that it will confuse the reader or listener that they will eventually believe the greater lie. That is the purpose of Hollywood’s attack upon Christianity, it’s establishing a foothold in the war against Christ and the cross, and paving the way for the greatest deception known to man – the Antichrist.
Christopher
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world church

In 2004 a Muslim militant killed over 300 children in Russia shocking the nation and revealing the true nature of Islam. In 2013, two Muslim men in Great Britain, killed a British soldier in the Woolwich attack, eventually being shot by police. 2014 China, Muslim militants killed over 29 people in Kunming, Yunnan province. The Muslim militants that survived not being shot by Chinese authorities were days later executed. December 2014, Sydney Australia saw 2 dead as well as the gunman, a militant Islamic cleric who declared “There is no god but Allah” before being shot to death by police. Now in Pakistan a school for children were attacked by militant Muslim soldiers, killing 132 children. All the attackers were equally shot and killed by the military responders.

Satan is a master deceiver, he’s been at this game of deceiving men long before Adam was created, it’s his ability to shroud his lies that makes him dangerous. The recent attacks by Islamic militants that the world is seeing is part of that greater deception that is coming. Satan knows the world he controls will not accept Islam as a global dominant religion, nor even an Islamic Antichrist – he knows that full well. Islam will never be trusted to dominate the world nor allowed to because of its sharia based ideology where human life is not valued, that women are considered product, where children can be raped or given into marriage. Satan understands that, and instead, he’s using Islam to 1. Exterminate these people and 2. To bring about his greater deception – World Order.

I know I’ve been hammering this lately, but it’s been on my spirit, and when God begins to deal with me in such a way, then it tells me I’m on the right track. I believe all of these tragic, deadly events are to do one thing, bring about a global effort to stamp out this rigid ideology of conquest by the sword in today’s 21st century. This is a red herring and while Satan is keeping the church occupied with “stuff” that truly doesn’t matter, we’re missing the bigger picture – a new global kingdom coming to rise. I believe a spirit of “peace” is about to come, but only after the world’s nations, including Russia, China and the U.S. as well as Israel, will end radical Islam as we know it, and out of the ashes will come a more tolerant Islam, reigned in by the Roman Catholic Church. With open visions of Mary being seen by Muslims worldwide, I believe a spirit of deception will eventually come to bring about religious peace, but it will be sent by the evil one – Satan himself. There has to be order in chaos to bring greater order. This, I believe will cause all men to finally speak the prophetic words of the apostle Paul, “While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.” (1 Thessalonians 5:3)

In this subtle peace, it will give way to allowing Israel to finally become a producer of the world’s resources, from oil and gas to wheat, Israel stands to truly become a nation with much treasures, so much so that its enemies will desire what they have. Ezekiel 38 and 39 spells this out in the word. The rise of a “super church” will have major implications upon the religious system of the world. This super church will be more tolerant of evil, immoral beliefs and ideas that the Bible clearly rejects. From homosexuality to occultism, the super church will pave the way to a global ecumenical movement that has been in the works for decades, but only now are seemingly coming to pass.

This is the reason why spiritual leaders such as Kenneth Copeland, James Robison, Joel Osteen and especially Rick Warren are working double time to establish this ecumenical offering to the church today whereby the evangelical church will come into a spiritual oneness with the Roman Catholic church, it is out of this union, or religious establishment which will one day bring forth the man of sin – antichrist. We are just only now seeing these events truly begin to form.

Something the Lord revealed to me not long ago was that at some point in the near future, we will see a spiritual deception (or move) occur, the Lord spoke it in such a way that there will come a false spiritual move, a false Azusa street type of move of Satanic origin. I see a day coming where a revival of genuine occult activity will begin to divide the church to the point where there will be no grey area between what is right and what is wrong. This would seem to confer with scripture when the word says that men will call evil good and good evil, I believe that has more to do with spiritual gifts and not just doctrine. Where occultists, mediums masquerading as “prophets” will attempt to bring great deception with the power of Satan, yet the true church will stand opposed to the power of Satan, exposing it for all to see, there will be no question where one stands in the future.

With the recent signing between the Vatican, Muslims and Hindu’s over human rights, it sends a signal that something is brewing in the supernatural realm that our human eyes cannot see shaping before us, and with the recent remarks by Rick Warren within the past 2 weeks (at the time of this article) calling for the return of the evangelical church to once again embrace the Roman Catholic church, the foundation of this “super” church is nearing and is at the door. This can only cause us to know the times we are living in and realize that soon and very soon the second coming of Jesus Christ is nearing, and his delay is almost over.

Christopher

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Fear mongering has always been an industry. Many people have made personal fortunes scaring others, and the church is not immune to this sort of thing; in fact, it is full of them. I’m talking about the people who constantly sell negativity and catastrophe, all the while preying on people’s emotions for the sole purpose of taking their money and giving them nothing valuable in return. In this case, we look no further than to Jim Bakker.

I need to make this very clear that in no way am I denigrating nor attacking Jim Bakker, the man as I am more addressing Jim Bakker the preacher and his teaching. The word says in 2 Peter 2:3 ” And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.” So what’s wrong with Jim Bakker and his push in selling Tribulation food? It’s based on fear.

Fear is a very powerful spirit, it’s one of the most often used spirits by Satan against both the saved and unsaved. When fear roots itself in the spirit of man, what occurs then is the person’s actions are not guided by logical thinking, or in the case of a born again believer, by the Spirit of God, but their actions are made based on a spirit of fear. For the believer, God has not ever, to this day, given the body of Christ a spirit of fear, 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” Yet because of fear and words laced with the same, believers equally become caught up in the rush of decision making, leaving out the direction of the Holy Spirit and substituting it with decisions made by the flesh, under the leading of the spirit of fear. This is not just wrong, it’s sin, because we are a new creature in Christ and because of our newness of being, we are guided (or should be) by the Holy Spirit, not by flesh. Yet, there are some who capitalize on this as a means to make money and this is where we will focus on Mr. Bakker.

Jim Bakker’s whole position when he comes speaking about the end times is where will the believer get food when the world is faced with the greatest trial known to man. It equally must be understood that Bakker does not hold to the teaching of a pre-tribulation rapture event, he has made it known that he is post-tribulation. That is to say, he (Bakker) believes that the church will go through the entire 7 year period where famine, wars, the mark of the beast will be subject to the Christian, and while that is his theological position and his right to it, where he errors in his actions is when he uses the future events as a means to an economic end. What I’m trying to say is, he’s making money (and a lot of it) off the hope that he will scare enough people into purchasing food to wait out this terrible time of Jacobs trouble. The problem is not so much is Jim right in his theological position, that’s not even the issue, the issue at hand is, is Jim Bakker right in his using a future situation to make a profit off of the people? The answer is no! He is not.

The truth is this, it all comes down to in whom will you trust? Will you trust a man whose only a man for your needs to be met? Or will you trust God? Think about it, what if someone is not financially able to buy 25 year life food? What about them? Where is their hope? Are we now dividing the line between the haves and the have not simply based on economic class? In other words, are the only ones who will “survive” some apocalyptic event in the future will be those who had the money to buy tribulation food? What does that say about God then? Is he not able to provide for his people in a time of hardship? The answer is yes! God will and shall provide for his people, regardless of what comes.

That’s the problem Jim Bakker is rejecting, complete reliance on God, but rather a dependence on self. That is the problem with the modern church today, too much dependence on self and not on God. When we get sick, we turn to the doctor, when we have a financial problem, we run to the bank, when we have marital problems we turn to counselors, and when we have spiritual problems we seek out the popular preacher. But never do we seek God and his ability to solve our problems – that’s the real problem.

Jim Bakker is manipulating people by and thru fear, not out of concern, if he was truly, genuinely, concerned for the people, he would not be seeking to profit from their fear, actually, he would instead be directing them to the cross, teaching them that faith in what Christ did on the cross will satisfy every need people have, not subjecting them to fear and propaganda that they need to buy their security, but trust God. This is the sign of someone whose heart has been influenced by the spirit of the world and by greed, nothing more.

Let me reassure the believer who might be concerned by the times we are living in and what they may be seeing in the world around them, God will always provide for his people – always. Did God not take care of his people in the wilderness? Did God not provide for the multitude when Christ blessed the 5 loaves and 2 fishes and yet the great multitude was fed? Did God not part the red sea, saving the nation of Israel from destruction? Did God not provide a coin in the mouth of a fish for Peter to pay the tax? Did God not provide the perfect sacrifice for the world, which was Christ, to save man from sin? If he is able to do these things, how much more will he do for them who believe?

We must walk by faith, not by sight (fleshly ways, i.e., human knowledge, education, human wisdom) trusting Christ every day for our substance. Now, Bakker’s argument would be that it is irresponsible for the believer not to prepare, but did not Christ say in Luke 9:3-4 “And he said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics. And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart.”

The fact is, we must trust God in these last days, not be swayed or enticed by words laced with fear, but in the knowledge that Jesus Christ has done all he has done – on the cross- to save us, keep us and provide for us through his Holy Spirit. If we begin to trust in our own abilities, our own power, our own means, then what we are really saying is God cannot truly provide for his people and we need to do something or add something to the promise of God to help us when we need him, or if we need him. God will not nor cannot honor such lack of faith, and that is exactly what it is – a lack of faith. Without faith, it is impossible then to please God.

Jim Bakker is simply deceiving the body of Christ by another means to generate finances, that’s all it is, and the sad fact is, many a believer is falling for it. But God sends a voice of reason to the sheep that says, “Trust in me, don’t trust in man, or your own ways, but trust in me.” Yet many will not listen to that voice because it’s easy to trust in self, it’s harder to trust in God, because many in the church have become conditioned to provide for themselves, trust in themselves and not walk by faith. Walking by faith is one of the most hardest things to do, yet it’s the only measure by which God will honor and bless – pure, simple faith. Jim Bakker is not offering you faith, he’s not offering you security in Christ, he’s offering you another way, another hope and another plan which has nothing to do with Christ, but in self. From this run, and run far away and run to the cross.

Christopher

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