“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and
shew thee great [hidden] things which thou
knowest not” (Jeremiah 33:3).
“Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways,
and see, and ask for the old paths, where is
the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall
find rest for your souls. But they said, we
will not walk therein. Also I set watchmen
over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of
the trumpet. But they said, we will not
hearken” (Jeremiah 6:16-17).
we are living in the last days. This
statement has been made for many years. As
the prophets prophesied of events relative
to the end-times (last days), and as Jesus
Christ taught, those who are spiritually
awake are aware that indeed, we are living
in the last days. We know this because of
the many prophecies and because of the words
of Jesus Christ Himself. We are witnessing
prophecy being fulfilled.
Jesus commanded us to “watch” numerous times. Why are we to watch and
what are we to watch for? He wanted His
church to be ready, to not be caught
unaware, sleeping. Sad is the fact that most
Christians are asleep today. They are lulled
peacefully to sleep by the world. They will
be caught unaware.
The question is, what
should they be doing instead of
sleeping? They should be developing such a
close relationship with God that nothing
could keep them from obeying Him or from
hearing His voice. God is holy and God is
sovereign. We don’t hear those words used
that often any longer in reference to God.
“Hear now this, O foolish people, and
without understanding: which have eyes, and
see not; which have ears, and hear not. Fear
ye not me? Saith the Lord: will ye not
tremble at my presence, which have placed
the sand for the bound of the sea by a
perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it:
and though the waves thereof toss
themselves, yet can they not prevail; thou
they roar, yet can they not pass over it?
But this people hath a revolting and a
rebellious heart; they are revolted and
gone” (Jeremiah 5:21-24).
The passage of Scripture quoted above from Jeremiah describes most
Christians today. We can also see that the
condition of the churches and professing
Christians further described:
“Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined
their ear, but hardened their neck: they did
worse than their fathers. Therefore thou
shalt speak all these words unto them; but
they will not hearken to thee: thou shalt
call unto them, but they will not answer
thee. But thou shalt say unto them, this is
a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the
Lord their God, nor receiveth correction
[instruction]: truth is perished, and is cut
off from their mouth”
Doesn’t the passage above seem to describe most professing Christians in
the United States of America today?
we hear so many saying that this is a:
How can this be a Christian nation?
Christians have been apathetic,
disobedient to the commandments of God, and
have allowed God to be kicked out of this
nation. Now eleven states have “approved”
homosexual marriage! And, the president
approves of it!
May I state here emphatically that God doesn’t care WHO “approves”
of it! God disapproves of it.
Our children are being taught “alternative lifestyles”: “Sex education”
(beginning in kindergarten), and it has even
been suggested that our children are not
ours or even
(the parent’s) responsibility, but
the state’s responsibility! And how many
babies do we murder every day?
This is not even everything!
Oh, come quickly Lord Jesus!
How can we possibly believe God that will not place judgment upon this
If God punished His chosen people,
Israel, don’t think for one second that He
won’t punish the United States of America.
This nation was founded by: Godly people. People who were persecuted for
their faith in Great Britain and who risked
everything (and some lost everything
including their families, children and their
lives) in order to come to this country so
that they (and those to follow) would be
free to worship – not free FROM
worship. They knew that if this land ever
lost its fear of God and failed to follow
the precepts of God, it was doomed to fail.
These are historical facts.
am sought of them that asked not for me; I
am found of them that sought me not: I said,
‘Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that
was not called by my name’” (Isaiah 65:1).
The Scripture above from Isaiah certainly describes the fact that
gentiles would recognize and would seek the
Lord. Indeed, there are only two nations
founded upon God’s laws: Israel and America.
America has been blessed beyond measure. For
the young age of this nation, we have had
the mighty favor of God Almighty. In being
blessed, we have been able to bless other
nations and this includes Israel. That is a
thing of the past.
there ever was a need in Christians for the
gift of discernment it is now. But a truly
discerning Christian who has a teachable
spirit and is more concerned
about Scriptural truth than denominational
or congregational loyalty is a rare one
No denomination nor loyalty to a
congregation ever saved a soul, nor will
There is much spiritual leanness today
because of Christians filling their minds
with the filth and humanistic philosophy on
the TV, the Internet and other worldly
distractions. The Holy Spirit has been so
quenched that they can no longer discern the
more subtle tactics of the enemy.
Most Christians are like those Old Testament
saints spoken of in the book of Judges,
“Every man did that which was right in his
own eyes” (Judges 17:6).
Most Christians have become desensitized by
listening to the enemy saying again and
again concerning so many teachings in the
hath God said...”
Many Christians think they are on a
playground instead of a battleground.
Christians think they are carrying a cross
as a means of chastisement by the Lord for
their unconfessed sins, their carnality or
for being out of His will.
Christians are being told that God is love,
and He will never send anyone to hell, or
that the God of the Old Testament is not the
God of the New Testament (really?). They are
not only misguided, they are apathetic. They
have ignored the moral decline in this
nation, which began in the early 1960s. The
immorality, the gross immorality and
apostasy we see today could have been
prevented had Christians been on the job.
But, they were not. And still they are not.
the salt gone? Where is the light in the
Here’s a news flash for those who are
deceived enough to believe the above:
God is the same yesterday, today and
He NEVER changes and He never changed His
commandments, nor the things He wants us to
do as servants of Jesus Christ (the work is
the work of the kingdom of God – not the
“work” of man). We are commanded to do the
“will of the Father” (Matthew 7:21), which
indicates Jesus’ words (not mine) that there
are things expected from those who profess
Jesus Christ as their Lord and Master.
Yes, we progress in our relationship with
God. We don’t have everything given to us at
once. Jesus referred often to believers as
“babes” but also exhorted us to leave the
milk and eat the meat...meaning grow and
mature in Him and in our walk with Him so
that we understand the things of God.
Obviously, we don't give our week-old
baby a steak to eat. That is how ridiculous
those who teach that “we get everything from
God when we say the sinner's prayer...there
is nothing more for us to do.” Absurdity!
The [wages] consequences of sin: is death.
This is the payment for choices. Oh, but
that isn't “taught” any longer, is it?
Well, newsflash: God didn't change it. Man
did. We have to step forward and take
responsibility for those things we failed to
do in the past and never make those mistakes
again. We must, through constantly
submitting ourselves to Christ, not yield to
sin in any area of our lives. By His power,
we can live a life as He said we could:
A life of holiness, a sanctified life
(set apart, as in special).
“Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be
dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin
therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye
should obey it in the lusts thereof.”
“But now being made free from sin, and
become servants to God, ye have your fruit
unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift
of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ
our Lord” (Romans 6:22-23).
The purpose of becoming mature in Christ is
so that we will gain discernment with
regards to truth and error. Jesus Himself
warned us not to be deceived. He foretold of
deception coming on the world that was so
tricky to discern that even the elect may be
“And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take
heed that no one deceives you. “For many
will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the
will deceive many. For
false christs and false prophets will rise
and show great signs and wonders to deceive,
if possible, even the elect” (Matthew
24:4-5, 24, NKJV).
I used this verse from the NKJV because the
NIV is quite far away from a true
translation of the verse. In fact,
every English translation of this verse is
not accurate. The only words used at
the end of this verse are “dunatos” possible “kai”
the “eklektos” elect or “possible and the elect”. “If possible
even” is a stretch in the NKJV. “If that
were possible” in the KVJ and the NIV is not
even in the original at all.
The stress is not on whether or not the
actual elect can be deceived. Only God
knows who the elect are. For the time being
we have to make a commitment to follow and
obey the Lord. So the Lord’s emphasis
is not on the argument on whether the elect
can be deceived, but on the fact that the
coming deception is so severe that even the
elect could be fooled.
If we put on the new self, then we will not
be deceived if we remain in tune with the
Holy Spirit and in His Word. Judgment begins
in the house of the Lord. Now is the time
for us to ask God to show us anything that
we are doing or within our lives that is
unacceptable to Him (in thought, in word or
in deed). Outright sins are things we should
be well aware of. Then, let us walk in the
light...and see to our Father’s business.
Far too long, we have let others “do it” and
that is not what we are taught to do.
“But among you there must not be even a hint
of sexual immorality, or of any kind of
impurity, or of greed, because these are
improper for God’s holy people”
Unfortunately the Ephesians were involved in
a number of things they should not have
been. Paul addressed some of these issues.
These things are still problems today.
Christians are to be salt and light to the
are the salt of the earth. But if the
salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made
salty again? It is no longer good for
anything, except to be thrown out and
trampled by men.
are the light of the world. A city on a
hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people
light a lamp and put it under a bowl.
Instead they put it on its stand, and it
gives light to everyone in the house. In the
same way, let your light shine before men,
that they may see your good deeds and praise
your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:13-16).
Because of our witness in the world, the
lives we live must be consistent to what we
say we believe. Therefore we need to keep
away from any hint of sexual immorality. Of
course this covers blatant sexual sin, but
it also covers the appearance of sexual
sin. In the same way we are to avoid
impurity and greed.
Impurity can mean lustful ideas, wrong
motives, impure thoughts, and rebelliousness
of many kinds. Greed covers the areas of
covetousness (lusting after other people’s
things) and the love of money. Why
don’t we engage in such things?
Because God says they are improper for God’s
holy people, and because our God-given
conscience tells us it they are wrong. We
must keep in step with the Spirit and reject
the old man.
“Abstain from all appearance of evil” (1
Thessalonians 5:22, KJV).
“Nor should there be obscenity, foolish
talk or coarse joking, which are out of
place, but rather thanksgiving” (Ephesians
Obscenity is course talk─vulgar speech.
It can be talk about sex, or it can just be
dirty language. Along with obscenity,
foolish talk and course joking are
mentioned. What comes out of your mouth
betrays who you are. I can tell if a
person is a believer or not almost
immediately by how they talk. Believers, on
the other hand, are careful about what they
say. We are to speak blessings, not curses.
They would rather use their mouths to praise
God and thank Him than to use it to try to
fit in with the world.
Worldly people talk dirty and they expect
their friends to do the same. It is
the same everywhere in the world. The
islands are no exception. I have often heard
people who claim to be Christians talking
dirty when they get away from the church.
This is not how true believers should
act. The Bible tells us that the tongue is
like the small rudder of a ship or a small
spark that can start a destructive fire.
“Or take ships as an example.
Although they are so large and are driven by
strong winds, they are steered by a very
small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise
the tongue is a small part of the body, but
it makes great boasts.
Consider what a great forest is set on
fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of
evil among the parts of the body. It
corrupts the whole person, sets the whole
course of his life on fire, and is itself
set on fire by hell.
kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and
creatures of the sea are being tamed and
have been tamed by man, but no
man can tame the tongue. It is a restless
evil, full of deadly poison”
Only God can change a man’s tongue.
Those who are true followers of Christ are
those who are allowing Jesus Christ to keep
their tongues in check.
“For of this you can be sure: No immoral,
impure or greedy person—such a man is an idolater— has any inheritance in the
kingdom of Christ and of God” (Ephesians
“Let no one deceive you with empty words,
for because of such things God’s wrath comes
on those who are disobedient”
How serious is it for a Christian to ignore
the prompting of the Holy Spirit to
holiness, and instead engage in immorality,
greed and filthy language? Anyone
(believer or not) who consistently sins in
these ways without repentance is in danger
Don’t deceive yourself and don’t let others
deceive you into thinking that you will
escape God’s wrath by engaging in these
things. Often repeated is the phrase
“let no one deceive you”. People who
claim that God will accept wickedness and
allow people entrance to heaven can deceive
There are many false teachers in the
churches today who claim this very
thing: God loves the wicked. God loves
and accepts you as you are.
If God accepts you as you are,
why did He have to send His Son to die in
do you have to recognize you are a sinner,
repent, and believe in Jesus Christ to be
be deceived by those who say immorality
(like homosexuality), greed (like building
huge churches so you can make and spend lots
of money) and filthy language (mocking,
course talk) are just fine with God.
These are some things God does not want
Christians to be deceived about.
Christians should know better, because
worldly people are already deceived about
reality and have no hope of understanding
can be deceived.
The following passages were written to
“When tempted, no
one should say,
is tempting me.” For
God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he
tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when,
by his own evil desire, he is dragged away
Then, after desire has conceived, it gives
birth to sin; and sin, when it is
full-grown, gives birth to death. Don’t
be deceived, my dear brothers”
A false teaching today in the churches is,
“The devil made me do it.” Or, Christians
lay the blame for what has happened to them
on God. The fact is that our sin
nature and our giving in to it is to blame
completely. We are tempted, not by God, but
by the devil and our own evil desires; but
in the end, we have the choice to make.
We choose to either sin or not sin. We
can deceive ourselves by believing those who
blame God or the devil for our own sinful
“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A
man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to
please his sinful nature, from that nature
will reap destruction; the one who sows to
please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap
eternal life” (Galatians 6:7-8).
Another false teaching in churches is called
“Universalism.” It teaches that
everyone will be saved in the end, no matter
if they believed in Jesus or not because
“God is a loving God” and will not send
anyone to hell. This idea is becoming
very popular. But the biblical facts
are that a man reaps what he sows. If
he sows to his fallen nature he will reap
destruction. If he sows to the Spirit,
he will reap eternal life. Don’t deceive
yourself by thinking you can do whatever you
please now and be granted eternal life.
“Do you not know that the wicked will not
inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be
deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor
idolaters nor adulterers nor male
prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor
thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor
slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the
kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).
Many churches have ignored what the Bible
clearly states about the sin of
homosexuality and sexual immoralities of all
kinds. A number of “Christian”
denominations are even ordaining homosexual
and lesbian pastors. This is an abomination.
None of those who practice the lifestyles
mentioned above without repenting and
turning to Christ will be saved. And, being
ordained doesn’t change that fact, either.
“He replied: "Watch out that you are not
deceived. For many will come in my name,
claiming, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is
near.’ Do not follow them” (Luke 21:8).
“Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one
deceives you. For many will come in my name,
claiming, ‘I am the Christ, ‘and will
deceive many” (Matthew 24:4-5).
“For false christs and false prophets will
appear and perform signs and miracles to
deceive the elect—if that were possible”
As Christians, we have the responsibility
individually to stand against those things
that God hates. Brethren, the “line” in the
sand has been drawn. You are either for God
or you are against God.
Choose this day, whom you will serve! Do not
We must begin on our knees. The
following Scripture was directed to King
Solomon by the Lord, it is relevant for us
as Christians in this day. This does say IF
my people...the key word here is
America was founded on prayer. The removal
of prayer in America is a central part of
its fall from God. A nation that turns
away from prayer will ultimately find itself
in desperate need of it. We are also
admonished to seek God's face.
We must be serious enough to turn away from
everything else, from every other pursuit.
We must do this in order to seek God's face.
And, we must repent. Christians must face
the magnitude of the spiritual and moral
decent here in America.
“If my people, which are called by my name,
shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek
my face, and turn from their wicked ways;
then will I hear from heaven, and will
forgive their sin, and will heal their land”
(2 Chronicles 7:14).
Not by our own power, but only by the power
of God Almighty will our nation survive the
coming onslaught of: evil. This is not a
“theory” but a fact. The only way is God’s
way. Not our way...we tried that – see where
All emboldened words of
Scripture added by the author.
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