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digital-currency
I tend to read quite a great deal of information pretty regularly, especially when it comes to politics, social issues, science, world affairs, and economic news. It’s a personal interest of mine to keep pace to what’s happening in our world and how (or if) it relates to some degree to the Bible and prophecy. That being said, today news came out that Mark Cuban has invested a significant amount of money into cryptocurrency through a new venture company called 1confirmation. Cuban will then raise over $20 million in more investments, and already, over 1 billion in capital investments have been raised for digital currency. This is very significant and let me explain why.
For those who are not familiar with what cryptocurrency is, it is digital currency, like bitcoin, that is set up as assets. One where wealth can be accrued, instantly transferred, and properly stored by anybody. It would provide an incentive to cultivate the more positive aspects of humanity. The idea, which is only now to really begin to take off globally, is to create a currency made up of digital algorithms that can be backed by something, versus fiat money which, unlike the dollar (fiat) was once backed by gold until 1970-73′.
The thing about cryptocurrencies is, ALL transactions are transparent AND stored indefinitely on a ledger that can be accessed by anyone, at any time. This is something that the tech industry has been wanting to do for a long time, create something digital which would eventually replace currency that we have today, thereby making things easier to trace, easier to transact, and thus, making life more simpler in the future. Even when it comes to corruption, digital currencies would make it harder to support behavior which is illegal. Prostitution? no cash, no act no worries, why? Digital currency would be traceable. Drug dealing? Forget about it. Again, traceable algorithms would make criminal activity mute at this point. Going cashless would potentially eliminate the possibility of corruption in all sectors of society.
The problem? Personal behavior in a free society would be greatly controlled, monitored and ultimately investigated to see if it meets the criteria of what would be approved or not approved. This presents a significant issue when we talk about beliefs and supporting those beliefs. Case in point, the recent actions by Paypal, who shut down numerous hate groups from raising money online. Not to mention Facebook, Google and other online resources that deemed such groups as incorrect (and they would be right). However, when a segment of a high-tech Corporation has the power to restrict or even silence speech, and thus even control how they raise or spend money online, then it sets a precedent that we cannot ignore. This is the problem of what I see coming as it relates to digital currency, personal (if not national) sovereignty.
I believe that the push toward digital currency is in fact the trigger that will bring about a global world economic system. Furthermore, I believe that cryptocurrency is in fact the sign or “a” sign that we are laying the foundation toward a cashless society. Again, pay attention to what men with money and power are doing as it relates to what is coming and how it will affect you or I in the future? People like Mark Cuban (among others) are not investing combined billions into a crap shoot to lose what they hope to gain, which is even more wealth, they know the field they are in, they see the signs of what’s coming and they are investing their fortunes into what I believe is the final step toward killing paper currency altogether, and make no mistake, this is in fact a war not just upon paper money, but personal sovereignty as well.
The word says in Revelation 13:16-17 “Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.”   So while digital currency is still in the near distant future, all of this speaks volumes as to where we are headed as a global society, and why, eventually, it will affect all of us, especially within the church. For just as those who use digital means to preach hate can be singled out, so can those who support the gospel. All of this should remind us that the world is getting smaller, knowledge is becoming more powerful and while we should not shun science and technology, it will in fact be that same technology to some degree that will usher the world into a time where all of our actions, behaviors and beliefs, including how we spend money, will be regulated. Again, because the bible already foretold of its arrival. And by this latest announcement, it’s already here.
From my desk in China,
Christopher
Email: christopher152@gmail.com

THE LAST DAYS - PART 1

 

“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” (Matthew 24:14) [emphasis mine]

 

I believe in what Jesus referred to what is coming in the future as the end times, better known today as the “last days”, a time when God shall shake the world and reveal his judgment upon all who rejected his son, while Satan attempts to plague the earth one last time in his attempt to rule all men by his offspring – the antichrist. Yet the question continues to remain upon the heart and mind of believers for centuries, who is actually the generation which will see all these things take place? That is what has continued to cause problems with so many within the modern church, as well as cause divisions among God’s people, not to mention the many teachings and beliefs the end times have birthed. So whose right? Whose wrong? And what should be our focus if we are not in that period of time where all these things come to fulfillment?

There is no doubt that the #1 question which has caused many an argument within the body of Christ is, when is Jesus coming back? The #2 question that equally can cause the ruin of any good Sunday afternoon church dinner is, will the church go through the Tribulation? Nothing, be it water baptism, speaking in tongues, church attendance, or the occasional argument about drinking a glass of wine for dinner, can cause more heated exchange of words than the rapture of the church, and/or if someone is pre, mid or post tribulation. The truth is, I believe we’ve allowed past theologians who had a eschatology world view based on private interpretation to guide the mainline church, and thus rejecting the scriptures itself. In other words, man’s wisdom and intellect has been sought over the literal scriptures itself.

When we read the commentaries of well known bible teachers, tv preachers and pastoral personalities, we’ve simply allowed personality and charisma to guide our way of thinking, and instead of trusting in the word itself for truth, when over and over again, the written word of God, without the need for commentaries, should have been our guide post when it comes to the subject of the last days. Yet today, all it takes to sway a believer toward another point of view, especially when it comes to eschatology, is something either new, different, extreme, or traditional that is comforting. Such is why, when we see the world today as it is, compared to what has been written by numerous religious leaders, past and present, we need to take into account one simple question; Is it time we rethink the Last Days?

Many years ago, when I was around 13 years old, I read a book by the late Dr. Lester Sumrall, it was suggesting that by the end of 1989 (it was 1980 at this time) there would be significant reason to believe that either the rapture would occur, or, the antichrist would occur, or, World War 3 would occur. 1989 came…and went, and while I admire and greatly respect all of the work Dr. Sumrall had accomplished in his life and ministry, still, he was wrong on many things as it related to the end times and these last days. But such can be said of many a preacher, known or relatively unknown, who had wrote a book, seen a vision, dreamed a dream, yet nothing to what they suggested had, or has yet come to pass. Such is the continuing state of the modern church when predicting the future. This is why the word of God must be the final authority on all things, and every other idea, belief, vision or dream must bow to the final written word.

The truth of the matter is this, the world currently as we see it, does not yet resemble the days that neither Jesus, nor Paul, or even Peter forewarned about. Hal Lindsey’s book, “The Late, Great Planet Earth” published in 1970, had Christians alarmed, bewildered and in a religious panic at what they thought of Hal’s notion that the “end” was near, that was over 40 years ago, and still, to this day, nothing as its related to prophecy, or what was reported in Lindsey’s book has even remotely come to pass. The concept, like so many others before Hal, is centered on Israel and 1948. Yet since that time when Israel became recognized as a nation, has anything relative concerning biblical prophecy has occurred. That’s not to suggest they won’t, I believe they will, but I do not share in the belief that this current generation is the one who will see it.

The many failed prophecies, be it the Blood Moons of John Hagee, the Shemitah from Jonathan Cahn, the daily “prophetic” warnings by Jim Bakker and Rick Joyner (which never comes to pass), all of these extra-biblical revelations being propagated by the current mix of end time Pentecostal/Charismatic preachers, have become such a confusing issue, it makes one reconsider just what is relevant to the end times discussion, and what is simply fodder? The real problem is, that, while well meaning these men might be, the facts remain that none of their end times visions, dreams, words, books, DVD’s and prophecy conferences, have revealed anything to even remotely suggest that we are truly in the time which Jesus warned about, worse, as of the time of this writing (2016) there is not one major end time prophecy found in the word which shows that we are even near that point in time yet. Still, ask any Christian if they think the antichrist is about to arrive on the scene, or the rapture could happen at any moment, and you’ll quickly see that they think it’s all about to end by lunchtime. That is the real problem, scriptural illiteracy among the body of Christ.

Jesus gave us one major hint, actually, a much deeper understanding of the end times, and it’s found in his own words in Matthew 24:14, “And this gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” The truth of the matter is this, as of this date (2016) nearly 4 billion people have yet to hear the gospel for the first time. China, which holds the world’s largest population (1.374 billion) 82% have never heard the gospel. Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Burma, and many other nations, including Islamic nations, have yet to either open their doors to evangelism, or they have altogether banned the gospel from being mentioned. North Korea one will get the death sentence for even owning a bible, and by large accounts, the Christians in this part of the Asian world has been all but reduced to a small few thousand. The point is, the world is still not yet positioned for the events yet to be fulfilled, and to be quite honest, nor is the church ready for it either.

Yes, there are indeed tremblings occurring that we can see happening in our world, but can we say without a doubt that we are about to witness the greatest wave of end time prophecy the world, or the church has planned on seeing? I don’t believe we are. Not at this time. Jesus referred to the world resembling much like the days of Noah when he returns, yet the world now does not resemble that time, and what was occurring during that period of time? Genesis 6:1-4 makes it clear what in fact was happening, fallen angels were mingling with humanity, causing wickedness to swarm the earth. The planet, as well as the entire human race was becoming a direct reflection of the darkness Satan was offering, yet only Noah was found righteous. Yet many believe we are seeing those times today, but that would be a misguided, not to mention misapplied theological jump when it comes to scripture. The fact is, currently the church has hindered that point in time – so far. But things are progressing toward that day which is indeed coming.

So many things, so many ideas floating out in the open, but the fact remains that as of current time and date, we are no where near the time of the actual “end”, and yet Jesus gives us still a clue, and so does Paul, of what to look for when that time does arrive; the gospel is preached across the entire world (currently it’s not), Israel has no new temple, nor is it divided. There is no great, or grand deception occurring in the world (yet). Nor has the antichrist, nor even a false prophet (not the Pope) has even remotely made an entrance. So when we take into account all these things, the question needs to be asked once again; Is it time we rethink the last days?

I believe so. But then again, I could be wrong….

Christopher

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evolution-aliens

 

“And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead,” Revelation 13:16

Not long ago, I was approached by a man who stated that he and his wife were going to cease using their bank cards, debit cards and credit cards – including their social security cards. The reason? They believed that to do so was taking the ‘mark’ of the antichrist. The problem, as I tried to explain to the man’s error, was not that their thought was necessarily wrong, for a day is coming where there most certainly will be a genuine mark placed upon every human being in the distant future, the problem with his belief was it was misplaced. He and his wife were wrong in their estimation of what is the mark of the beast, and instead, were making life very difficult for themselves. It was bad wisdom on their part. Sadly, they are not the only ones who think like this.

For centuries, theologians have argued, debated, studied as to what exactly is the coming mark of the beast? What exactly could be this thing that has perplexed the church in such a way that we would know what to look for when it arrives? However you feel on this subject, we must at least address the topic carefully as to avoid unnecessary fears and worries when something different emerges on the world scene.

John warned of this coming mark, as well as the one who would yield it, so did Peter, as did Paul, the reason? They understood that in the final last days of humanity, where every evil known to man would arise, that one individual would claim global authority upon this world, and thereby yield his power, and his mark, upon the entirety of the human population. The Antichrist.

If the early men of faith warned us in their written words, should we not equally listen and glean from their warnings? Everywhere we look, we can see something is changing in our world, namely in the field of technology. How interesting that within only 140 years, we’ve went from the Bell’s photophone to the Iphone. It seems that the one major advancement, besides warfare, is in fact technology. It is technology which clearly is reaching at a far greater pace than man could ever imagine, but why? I believe the answer to that question is found in the word of God. Daniel the prophet stated it as such, “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Daniel 12:4

To be clear, we are living in the information age. Whereas past ages were based on industrial periods of human invention, no longer are we inventing industry, instead we are inventing information, to be more precise – technology driven knowledge. This is where I believe Satan is lurking behind the scenes – in modern science. While I do not take away science of having beneficial means to humanity, such as the invention of vaccines, penicillin and other medical discoveries, past, present and future, there is no question something has changed within the scientific community to such a degree that one has to wonder what is in fact truly going on behind those closed doors of science.

From the discovery of genetic DNA strands, to the manipulation of genes (source), science is taking a giant leap forward into undiscovered arenas, and the only answer to this is clear, to change man’s overall need for God, and replace him with something else. It is this writer’s opinion that Satan has in fact become intermixed with science, and is thus leading certain discoveries that is being portrayed as scientific achievements, as nothing more demonic influence. We clearly see this has occurred once before in Genesis 6:1-4, when Satan schemed to pollute the bloodline of man by mingling it with the seed of fallen beings (angels). The result was a species which brought about the world’s first global day of judgment – the flood.

I remain convinced that there is a reason why technology and science has achieved what it has in these past mere 100 years, it’s because time is racing prophetically at such a fast pace, that Satan realizes his time is very short, and in turn, his reach into the many factions of man’s dominance can clearly be seen. Which leads us to the question, what specifically can we say is the mark of the beast?

While I will not make an attempt to state without reservation what that mark is 9we simply do not know), yet if we examine the word in detail, I believe we can deduce what it more than likely is, and if we examine the world of science and technology along with the evil heart of man, we can see, in my estimation, that the mark will be both physical as well as spiritual. Spiritual in the sense that it will do something to those whom take it. Causing not only a permanent mark upon the skin, it will signal complete judgment from God.

To be clear, there is the matter of receiving the mark itself we need to be aware of, one which God gives a very specific warning to those who receive it – even Christians. In the book of Revelation, chapter 14 and verse 9-10, John writes the words God gives him by stating the following, “Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.”

John makes the warning very clear, those who take the mark cannot inherit heaven, rather, they have sealed their eternal fate. So who can we rectify this verse with the verse in Matthew 12:31? Which states, “Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven.” The context is clear, it is not the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit which condemns, it’s the act of unbelief which actually condemns. The unpardonable sin is the sin of rejection. It is when someone has reached a point where they no longer feel the convicting power of the Holy Spirit, so this answers the question some ask when they try to question is Revelation 14:9 and Matthew 12:31 in conflict? The answer is no, there is no conflict. The reason is very simple, to receive the mark is to demonstrate complete allegiance to Satan and the man of sin. This rejects God and Christ and the work of the cross, the end result is one cannot be afforded salvation because they have taken upon themselves the full weight of wickedness and evil, which is the mark of the beast himself.

So what is the mark? Let’s dispel what is not the mark:

It is not a microchip.

It is not a tattoo.

It is not an RFID chip.

It is not your debit card.

It is not your credit card.

It is not your social security card.

It is not the UPC symbol on the package of bread, or cereal you buy, or any other item bought or sold.

The mark of the beast, whatever it will take the form of, is just that – a mark. It is something which clearly indicates ownership. Vine defines the word mark as it is used in Revelation 13:16, 14:9-10 as; ‘denotes a stamp, impress, translated “mark”‘. It is a Greek word meaning stigma. This mark, brand or symbol will be placed upon the forehead or right hand to signify complete allegiance, submission and authority to lordship. Sound familiar?

When we who are in Christ, walk in Christ, we take upon ourselves his mark, not a mark that can be seen with natural eyes, but a mark by which signifies someone who has been purchased, in this case, a purchase by blood. We, who are in Christ, bear the mark of Christ in our heart. However, it is Satan’s plan, as it always has been to be like God, and I believe his mark he will impose upon the world will do what he could only slightly do in Genesis 6, to re-create man in his own image, through the use of science and technology.

Satan has always sought to counterfeit God to demonstrate his own pride at attempting to be like the most high God. It is this mark, which I believe would be impossible to be a simple marking upon the body, which will literally change man’s spiritual mind into serving one master – willingly. Thus the role of science and technology. It is no secret that man has been trying to master sickness and death. Today, science has attempted to create the perfect pill to stop hunger, lose weight, gain weight, grow hair, lose hair, have the perfect body. It also seeks to stop diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and every other sort of medical problem which has plagued man – even death. Man has desperately sought to do what only God can do, and I believe Satan will do in part what man can only dream of doing, and it will come at a price, the price of ones soul.

It is my opinion that the mark in Revelation 13:16 has a double meaning, as well as a double purpose. We see that more closely in verse 17 where the verse reads, “And that no man might buy or sell, save he who had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” It is obvious to the reader that the second part or meaning to the mark is an economic one. This would bring about complete control over those who take the mark. The mark is one that will be of both spiritual as well as economical. It will change the very method by which the world works and lives and thinks. It will cause men to abdicate his need for God, thereby re-creating a significant change in both appearance as well as mentality. In other words, this mark will not just be some ID card, or a tattoo, or some chip which can easily be thrown away or peeled off or erased. This mark will be one which, for those who take it, will be like the first Adam, having their eyes opened for the first time, where they will be given all of the secrets of the universe – but it will be a lie. That mark, whatever form it will take, will change the heart to such a degree that people not only will not want to repent, but they will have a evil mindset against God himself and Christ his son, not to mention those who serve him.

The truth is, the mark is something which will be given to this world from something outside our world. From another source. Remember, it comes from the beast himself, it is designed by the beast, promoted by the false prophet, and yielded by something not of this world. To suggest anything less would be foolish. This is the power of Satan which will be seen for all the world to see, for this being will have power over life and death, the elements, and eventually over the church. This is why to receive the mark is damning one to hell, ushering in the wrath of almighty God. This is why the mark is both a symbol of ownership, and one of slavery.

At some point in the future, our world will face its greatest challenge to date, and many will fall under this dark time which is yet to come. Yet this is why Jesus gave us a promise that we who endure to the end, the same shall be saved. Whatever the image the mark takes is insignificant to the greater purpose of the mark itself, which is to damn the soul to eternity. That is the ultimate plan by Satan, to destroy the lives of millions, even billions to an eternal hell, by simply taking the mark. One little mark that has a greater consequence than anything before it, and why the church needs to preach the gospel while it can, before our time comes to an end.

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com

 
 

the-end-of-america

“The wicked go down to the realm of the dead, all the nations that forget God.” (Psalm 9:17)

There is no question that in the past, America was influenced greatly by the gospel, to be more precise – the church. Whether or not our leaders (past or present) were believers in Christ and had a personal relationship with the Lord is irrelevant, yet the fact remains that down through history, our foundation as a nation itself was guided upon the principles of the Christian faith. This, for the most part, due to the nature of America’s earliest beginnings, we were a “Christian nation”. That does not suggest that America was a nation which had a covenant with God – it didn’t. It simply means that there were believers in every aspect of society which influenced the early beginnings of the United States, from political to educational, Christians had great influence in early America. But over time that influence began to drift with each passing decade to such a degree that now our influence has become void in the direction of the nation, and worse, we have drifted away from the principles of the cross. In short, America is no more a ‘Christian’ nation.

The rise of immorality, perversion, violence, and social issues such as gay marriage and other issues which clearly have signaled a drastic change in the direction this nation is heading, is a clear signal that something has happened in America. I desire not to go into each and every reason for what I am about to post, the truth is, any bible believing believer who believes that there has been a significant change in the spirit of this land, can point to one thing and one thing only as to why things are progressively gotten worse in this country, and it’s because of what I have heard in my spirit 1 month ago, which I feel the time is now to release such a word. Here is what I heard in my spirit for both the church, as well as for the nation itself.

The glory has departed the nation.

There was a time where God greatly blessed America. Even when this nation did horrible things, the church still remained vital in the direction of the nation, and that glory rested, I believe for a period of time, and throughout history God’s glory shrouded the nation. But that glory has been lifted. As a result, the nation is now facing one of its greatest challenges, and it’s only getting worse.

The nation that forgets God shall come to ruin. It is the end of a Christian nation.

Any nation which has been given great spiritual light, which the United States has, from the past to the present, and ultimately turns to a spiritual whore, which this nation has ultimately done, then that nation, regardless of its past, will come to ruin. We are witnessing this now.

The hand of God has been removed.

For decades, America’s enemies have tried (and failed) to invade this nation. Throughout the past centuries since the founding of this nation, America has had a special protection upon it, but we can see from September 11th, 2001, that this nation has suffered great hostility from its enemies. We now live in a world of terror that threatens our very way of life, and there seems to be no end to those who would wreck havoc upon the land. The reason is simple, whatever protection we had, has been lifted.

Darkness has crept over the land.

When President Obama went on national television and declared his position which was in favor of same sex marriage, the first of any sitting U.S. to begin the shape of this nation by incorporating the idea of perversion. Since 2009, the rise of same sex marriage, followed by the U.S. Supreme Court in its declaration that gay marriage was indeed constitutional, changed the very fabric of this nation. Yet it’s not just gay marriage, spiritual darkness has crept over the land, from lawlessness, to rioting, to a spirit of apathy within the church, it is all a blinding spirit of darkness which has fallen over the nation.

The spirit of antichrist now reigns.

We can clearly see that the spirit of antichrist has appeared. Even now, spiritual leaders such as Pope Francis, and other spiritual leaders such as Rick Warren (among others) are pressing the issue of coming under the banner of a one world system, followed by a one world religion. This is the spirit of antichrist.

The nation shall not repent.

I know that many within the church has desired, and even declared that America shall be “saved”. But the reality is this – it won’t. It is going the way every other nation is going, the way of the beast. It shall not repent, but get worse.

It is the hour of selective judgments.

From water droughts in the west, to massive winter storms in the midwest and east coast, to warm/hot summer days, not to mention the rise of earthquakes in the midwest, there is a series of shakings which have captured the land. Even the past economic shakings have came to the land, all of which is due to God removing his hand from the land of plenty, turning it over to the spirit of the age.

The beginning of a beast kingdom is coming.

I don’t believe this needs any explanation, nor do I believe the Lord requires me to explain it in any great detail. We see this currently in our world.

They will do away with the Constitution and walk in agreement with the European nations.

This is one of the more surprising aspects of the word which came into my spirit. It is no question that the Constitution, which has been the central form of Government that gives men their freedom, is currently being shredded by past and present leaders. The reason is simple, the nation, like every other nation, must return back to a form of control and rule, maybe not as dramatic as past tyrannies such as Mao or Stalin, but suffice it to say, Satan is undermining the Constitution for one purpose, to bring about a world Government, which will be under his rule.

The nation shall not be used in such a way again.

No question that when we think about the United States, the image that comes to mind is the American flag waving, or the statue of Liberty shining brightly. This nation has fought wars, set many men free across the globe, and more importantly, God has used the modern church in America to reach the world for Christ. But that period of use is ending. It shall never come again. Whatever we once was in the past, and currently, to some degree, still are, it is coming to an end. Even countries such as China no longer fear us. That should tell us something has indeed changed.

The hope of the world lies in the cross through the move of the church – his remnant.

There is no question that there is a clear and growing separation in the modern church today, from that which is focused on self, money, materialism and spiritual encounters (such as angel feathers, gold dust and strange prophetic utterings) and less for the things of Christ. The teaching of the cross, the preaching of righteousness, the call to repent and the desire to crucify the flesh has all been forgotten in much of what is called the modern church. God is separating the wheat from the tare right before our eyes, and it is that group, the remnant, which will do great exploits for the kingdom of Christ. For it is the preaching of the cross which sets the sinner free, and brings freedom to those who are bound in religion.

That is what I heard in my spirit that I believe God would have me declare.

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com

 

One-world-religion

 

It’s happening. It’s happening on the news, the internet, social media is declaring it, Facebook prophets and preachers galore are promoting it, and the world is taking notice. Yes, it’s happening. The tearing down of every world religion on this planet is occurring, and not one shot, one loss of life, or shedding of blood came before it. It’s happening.

Jude tells us something very interesting about the last days, the time period by which we are living in now, “For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men. turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Jude 1:4)

Let us take a closer examination of what is truly happening in our world right now, and how this change of attitude of religion, faith and humanity is being played out, not only affecting Christians worldwide, but also Muslims and Jews.

One of the signatures of change within Christianity itself has been over the years the slow introduction of progressive liberal views, meaning, views which embrace a more contemporary way of thinking when it comes to conventional theology. In other words, anything which conveys the old traditions of worship, praise and biblical teachings have become sidestepped, bringing out a new way of thought, a more conventional method of reaching the world. Yet the reality is, this new, modern method of reaching the world is not in essence anything new, but a ploy, a ploy which attempt to undermine scriptural teachings and its main message (which is the cross), and in its place, fill the void with a more tolerant form of modernist theology which focuses more on self and less on man’s sin. In other words, a more acceptable form of gospel is being presented.

We can actually see this being unfolded in five ways:

  1. Replacing the cross as the core message.
  2. Embracing modernist theology.
  3. Incorporating relativism in order to gain favor with society.
  4. An emphasis on works, and less on faith. An emphasis on material gain (prosperity) and less on personal sacrifice.
  5. A rejection of core traditional doctrines such as original sin, which run counter to today’s new contemporary message.

In each of these five measures I’ve listed (there are more), the modern church has become more self-centered with its theology, and less centered on the cross and what it demands. We saw this at the beginning of the prosperity gospel in the mid to late 1980’s to present years. The focus was on God’s best, and not God’s demands. It was a time of seed sowing in order to reach a personal financial harvest/reward, and millions of church going believers ate it up, at the cost of billions in personal savings.

Yet it was this particular gospel (prosperity) that began to erode the necessity of personal sacrifice, humility and denial of self. In its wake came another new found message, one that I believe has done more damage to the church today than anything in the past, the Purpose Driven gospel of Rick Warren. In 2002, Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback church, published his book which has gone on to reprint and DVDs, and has literally changed the narrative as it relates to the gospel, yet this purpose driven gospel is a prime example of another gospel, which seeks to undermine and lay claim to a new type of presentation, the gospel of inclusion.

The concept is simple, change. Change everything from the past, the center message which is the cross, to a contemporary narrative. Change the praise and worship from the more long held methods such as the hymns of the past, and replace them with contemporary music which removes even a hint of traditional praise. Change the vision of the church to a more emergent, seeker sensitive/community based program, less on the preaching of the gospel, and more on social reforms through social/political/economic change. And finally, change of spiritual leadership, out with the old and in with the new. Under this mentality, Warren issued these in six measures of change:

  1. Identify those who are resisting the changes;
  2. Assess the effectiveness of their opposition;
  3. Befriend those who are undecided about the changes;
  4. Marginalize more persistent resisters;
  5. Vilify those who stay and fight; and
  6. Establish new rules that will silence all resistance.

In a way, what Warren has accomplished in just one small decade, is undermine and challenge the traditional method of preaching the gospel that brings sinners to repentance. In this new type of method, the term sinner has become replaced with the more politically correct term called unchurched. This was not by accident, this was selective direction by Warren and the reason is simple, it brings into the equation of inclusion, whereby the “sinner” is no more guilty of his present spiritual condition, and less demanded to change. If the gospel does not allow conviction, then that gospel is another gospel. Such is the case with Warren’s Purpose Driven Life. Those who do not know Christ are accepted into the church without fear, without guilt, without condemnation, and by doing so, they are welcomed with open arms, knowing that they will never be confronted with their sinful state, but encouraged to simply be a good person without the need for spiritual change which brings true repentance.

So how has Warren’s Purpose Driven changed the face of modern Christianity? We can see these changes through not only Warren’s liberal theology, but through the voices of others who equally have attempted this new change/approach, men such as Joel Osteen, TD Jakes, Rob Bell, Tony Campolo, Greg Laurie, and Pentecostal/Charismatic leaders such as Kenneth Copeland, Joyce Meyers and Jesse Duplantis. These men and women are changing the narrative of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and its not by accident, but by demonic inspiration.

Yet it’s not just those within the modern Christian movement where we can see this dismantling, the deconstructing of religion and faith. But it’s occurring within other religions as well. In Catholicism, Pope Francis has gone on record more than once, declaring the need for reconciliation between Roman Catholics and Protestants, but even stating that Jews and Muslims can co-exist. Catholics, marching in order to the sound of this current Pope, are being changed to not only embrace the possibility of Muslims within their sanctuary, it’s being presented in such a way that they themselves are becoming molded in this new ecumenical movement which is happening across the globe.

When men such as Kenneth Copeland, Joyce Meyer, and even Southern Baptist leaders such as SBC President Ronnie Floyd was guest speaker at IHOP ‘onething2015’ conference, where not only did the mixture of Catholicism and Protestants meet and fellowship, but became immersed in the ecumenical movement. It is a deconstructing of religion to bring about world change.

And now it has begun even in the most strangest religions of all, not just Mormonism (which too are beginning to change) but in Islam. Take away the rhetoric and violent talk of ISIS radicals, remove yourself away from the butchering of fundamentalists in Islam who deny women their rights, who force sharia law upon the world, who demand worship of Allah alone, and you will see there is another quake occurring within this religion just as it is occurring within faiths such as Judaism and Christianity – change.

Time would take too long for me to go through what I believe is occurring right now in our world, and the people’s mindset right now, needless to say, is not looking at the bigger picture.Yet I believe that what we are seeing, with efforts by some, such as Pope Francis, President Obama among others, are changing the narrative to bring about a peace between all faiths, including Islam. Once this effort has become successful, then something powerful and decisively deceptive will occur – bondage.

Make no mistake, everything I have poured out in this meager attempt to show what I believe is occurring behind the scenes, is a plot by Satan himself to break down our walls of beliefs, and bring us all into a new era of world, religious peace. This can, once successful, change the people’s mindset to believe one lie, then once they are conditioned, to believe the greater lie. This will end with the rise of a one world religion, where a fallen being (the antichrist) will be ultimately worshiped. This is the reason why Christianity has been under attack for several decades. Why other religions are only now beginning to sense this attack upon their own brand of beliefs, it is to tear down the walls of religious separation to make way for something bigger, where all religions are merged, all paths lead to God, but this god will be created in hell, thrust upon the world in the last hours.

If what we see occurring is the end of all things as we know it when it comes to religion, then it proves that this spirit of antichrist is much more alive today than ever before, undermining our very way of spiritual life, and the men behind it are but puppets, pawns to bring men under the control of a satanic leader who will demand all worship him. It is the deconstruction of religion, and it’s alive and well on planet earth today.

Christopher

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2016

 

Today, while sitting and eating with my wife at a waffle house here in our city of Chongqing, China (of all places), God began to speak to my spirit and gave me a word for the new year. Here is what I hear in my spirit that we need to take into account.

2016 will be the year where lines will be drawn. These lines will be drawn politically, culturally, economically, and yes – spiritually. But it’s the drawing of the line in the sand spiritually God dealt with me more about than anything else, for it is the SPIRIT of man he is worried about, not only for the sinner, but for the believer. 2016 will be a year where those who have placed their faith in Christ and his work on the cross, those who have continued to pick up their cross and follow him, will have a greater manifestation of his power in their lives. Yet those who have, and continue to have a spirit of lukewarmness will not find solace in God’s favor. This is where I believe we will begin to see a genuine separation begin, from those who are determined to lose all to follow Christ and gain heaven, from those who continue to reject the call to come out from among them and be ye separate.

2016 will be a year where the line will be drawn from truth and fable, scriptural fact versus religious myth. The line will be drawn on the teaching of Jesus Christ and him crucified (the cross), and that which is based on false teachings which reward the flesh.

The lines will be drawn to determine whose truly in this life to see the great commission come to pass, and those who are in it for material gain. The lines will show us the truth of preachers, pastors, prophets and apostles, as well as evangelists and teachers who are either teaching truth, or determined to continue to teach their lies. But it’s those same lines which will be drawn where the believer will have to choose what teaching/message they truly desire, the false from the good.

This, I believe will be the year where God begins to really shake his people up from their spiritual slumber. Make no mistake, the lines must be drawn so that those with eyes to see can make their choices clearly, no false pretenses, no manipulation. If one desires the words of a wolf, they will find that line clearly drawn out before them so that they will cross, knowing the consequences of their actions.

I believe this is setting the stage for the great falling away which is coming in the near future, where a spirit of deception will come upon the land and devour those whom have placed their faith in something other than the cross of Christ.

Yes, 2016 will be a year of change – lines of change. But lines which must be drawn so that all will know where their heart truly is in these last days on planet earth.

“And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:15)

Christopher

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95 theses

“For my people have committed two evils; they have forsake me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can old no water.” (Jeremiah 2:13)

I’m tried. Sick and tired. Not physically mind you, no, this kind of tired is about what I see occurring in the modern church world today and why I’m simply sick and tired of what I’m seeing.

The church is literally drunk on success, be it personal success, business success, success in marriage, life in general and a better “you”. You will be hell bent to find one major ministry today who tackles on a daily basis about sin, persecution, troubles and the coming tribulation against the church. Why is that? It’s because I believe Satan has rocked the church asleep with the cares of this life to such a degree that many in the church today are not one bit concerned about Christians being beheaded in the middle east, or the past persecutions against the church in China, or the rise of militant Islam.

We can prove this by simply doing a random examination of every major evangelical conference under the sun today and see that the churches focus is no longer about world or global evangelism, but about materialism. It’s the seduction for having wealth, having fun, having a nice house or nice car that we care about these days. And this is what is caused the church, in my estimation, on becoming a non-issue as it relates to the world today. Because we have become drunk on excess. We have become drunk on ego and pride, we have become drunk on self that we no longer care about the state of the world, the state of sinners, the state of God’s righteousness. We are drunk and we refuse to wake up while the rest of the world, including Christians in other nations suffer. But the American church simply does not care.

When Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses at the door of the church, he did so with the understanding that it would might well cost him his life – and he was right, it did. The fact is, Luther had it right then and I have it right now, the American church, for whatever one might one to call it, is drunk, drunk on sin, drunk on worldliness, drunk on self, drunk on the cares of this life. We are drinking in the bed of the harlot and we want it so. Simply turn on any major Christian (entertainment) channel and you’ll see exactly what I am referring to, a gospel of greed, excess, vanity, lucre, self, gross entertainment of all sorts and least but not forgotten – false doctrine. It’s like the church has openly and willingly embraced idolatry – and still we claim supremacy to scripture over other nations. But we would be wrong – dead wrong.

Right now there is a Christian revival happening in Russia, China, India, Burma, Africa and even in parts of Muslim controlled nations such as Turkey and Iran. Even in North Korea, where carrying a bible will either get you an immediate death sentence, or a trip to the death camp for forced labor, either way, it’s a death sentence. Yet Christians are still praying, still seeking God in this last hour – but does the American church care? Not at all. We’re too busy asking God for more money, more stuff, more “glory” when we are not willing to pray 5 minutes let alone seek his word. Yet we still boast in our numbers at church Sunday morning and our shout Sunday night. It is a strange fire the modern church in America is offering at the altar of many popular churches and God wants nothing to do with it.

Yet many today claim revival is happening in our nation – really? Where? The truth is, what is being passed off as “revival” is nothing more than built up emotionalism by a mixture of secularism and false worship. The truth is, if you want to see revival come to China where I am and you won’t see a light show or rock music blaring, but men and women, boys and girls crying out to God in a small house church, their hearts desiring for more to come into the fold.

What I hear in my spirit, from the Ecumenical movement by some in the Charismatic church (Copeland) and the sign seekers and omen watchers of the blood moon hype, to the more heretical teachers such as Jonathan Cahn, who is leading many astray with a return back to law and keeping to shadows of the past such as The Shemitah, and other Hebrew Roots foolishness, is a shaking is coming. Yet I also hear the word ICHABOD. Still, God has a remnant of faithful believers. Yet I know something is coming to the American church and one which I fear will send many into error.

it is time to hold the false prophets accountable for their false words. It is time to hold popular pastors who manipulate the people of their money claiming supernatural blessings if they sow a generous seed (God does not require a seed, just faith). It is time to call the state of the modern American church what it is – pagan. Because it has replaced the cross with another god, a false god. It is time to render judgment and a time to expose the falsehood of so many who are weighing the people down by their greed and desire for control. It is time for a second reformation and one which is long overdue. May it come quickly.

Christopher

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