At that time the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and did not take extra oil with them. The wise, however, took extra oil in jars along with their lamps, and so were ready for his coming. Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour. [Jesus…Matt 25:1-13]
Son of man, when a land sins against Me by committing a trespass, and I stretch out My hand against it and break its staff of bread and send famine upon it and cut off from it man and beast…or suppose I were to pour out my fury by sending a plague into the land, as is happening even now worldwide, and the disease kills people and animals alike. As surely as I live, says the Sovereign Lord, even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were there, they wouldn’t be able to save their own sons or daughters! They alone would be saved by their own righteousness. National sins bring National judgments. When virtue is ruined and laid waste every thing else will soon be ruined and laid waste too: When the land sins against Me, when vice and wickedness become epidemical, when the land sins by trespassing grievously, when the sinners have become very numerous and their sins very heinous, when gross impieties and immoralities universally prevail [as has long since been the case now in our own Nation; we have way out-sinned Sodom and Gomorrah], then will I stretch forth My hand upon it, for the punishment of it. [Ezek 14:12-23]
I trust in Your unfailing love, Lord; my heart rejoices in Your salvation! I will sing to You, for You have so richly blessed me! All my blessedness is in drawing near unto You and abiding in Your unclouded Presence, Lord God Almighty! I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge, that I may continually proclaim Your wonderful deeds! [Ps 13:5-6; 73:28]
June 26, 2015 marks that infamous day when our once great Christian Nation officially became Post-Christian America. Just as Lucifer, in his arrogance and pride, attempted to usurp the rule and authority of God, and was therefore cast out of Heaven and banished to an eternal destiny in Hell, even so…our Nation’s Supreme Court, in their arrogance and pride, acted with brazen presumption to overrule the Supreme Being. That evening the White House…once the symbol of a great and respected Christian Nation…draped itself in rainbow colors, openly displaying itself before God and the entire World as the House of Shame. The great American eagle, pictured after 9/11 with a tear drop falling from his eye, is now pictured in full view of that rainbow draped House of Shame, his head turned away and tears streaming down from both eyes.
After many years of being grieved by the leaders of our Country, God’s Holy Spirit has departed. God has silently and ominously poured out His most severe judgment…He has withdrawn His Holy Spirit from our Nation. This is what the Sovereign Lord declares: You have rebelled against Me and grieved My Holy Spirit…is it not enough to try the patience of men? Will you try the patience of God also? Because you have not remembered the days of your youth but have enraged Me with all these things, I will surely bring down on your head what you have done. Even more…did you not add sexual immorality to all your other detestable practices? [Isa 63:10; 7:13; Ezek 16:43] God’s Holy Spirit is the One Whose Presence restrains evil and keeps it in abeyance; He is no longer present. As a result, evil has free reign in this Nation, unhindered now, and rampant. Evil has only, continually, and relentlessly escalated, exponentially…and will continue to do so beyond anyone’s imagination, as we are now clearly witnessing before our very eyes throughout our Nation. We are now witnessing an unprecedented Satanic attack against God’s Divine institution of marriage and family; against our God-ordained physical gender at birth; against the People of God in our Nation; against our Country’s very foundational Constitution!
We did not reach this place suddenly, as if it came out of nowhere. It has been playing out over many years, beginning in 1973 with the Supreme Court granting license to kill unborn children. The blood of millions of unborn babies now cry out from the ground… How long, Sovereign Lord, Holy and True, until you judge the inhabitants of the Earth and avenge our blood? On 9/11/2001 God sent His judgment upon our Nation…the Twin Towers utterly destroyed in a blazing heap of rubble…that our people would learn righteousness, repent, and turn back to God. “Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For in one hour your judgment has come.” [Rev 18:10] But we ignored the message. Though God showed grace to the wicked, even so, they still did not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they continue going on doing evil, and regard not the Majesty of the Lord. [Isa 26:10] Our leaders continued in their resolve to remove God from our schools, the Ten Commandments from Government property, prayer from public events.
What were once Christian Denominations and churches slipped into Apostasy, their visible leaders and scholars having rejected the Divine inspiration and Supreme Authority of Scripture. These leaders and scholars proclaim: Our theologians have thoroughly and diligently studied, and have thoroughly and diligently considered doctrine and human conduct, in the light of state of the art human wisdom, knowledge, and understanding as well as in Scripture, and as a result we therefore pronounce the following decrees:
1] Sexual activity of a man with another man [or a woman with a woman] is not sin;
2] Gay and Lesbian unions are true Christian marriage before God;
3] Jesus Christ is only one of many ways to obtain God’s salvation;
4] Etc., etc., etc. in their self-proclaimed “supreme authority” on all matters of doctrine and precepts of human conduct.
The One Whose eyes are like blazing fire has long since removed their lampstand from its place. They are no longer churches belonging to Jesus Christ. They are merely social gatherings worshiping an idol of their own fabrication and construction that they call “Jesus”…but not the Jesus revealed in God’s Holy Word.
For thousands of years core Biblical Doctrines outlined in Scripture have remained in place. It is only in recent years that new thoughts have been introduced, and the Supreme Authority of Scripture in all matters challenged and overridden. In this age of “intellectual enlightenment and knowledge,” humankind has become so proud, arrogant, and haughty as to believe we have superior knowledge to God. We have forgotten that the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and that the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. Like 2 year olds before their parents, we proclaim our superior wisdom, knowledge, and understanding before God. As parents, we smile and think our 2 year old is cute. But we are not smiling anymore, nor do we think it cute, when our teenagers come to us proclaiming their “superior” wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.
But also in those days there arose false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among yourselves. They will subtly and cleverly teach their destructive heresies about God, even denying the Sovereign Lord Who bought them. Theirs will be a swift and terrible end. Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality. And because of them, Christ and His true way will be slandered. In their greed they will make up clever lies and cunning arguments to get hold of your money. With eyes full of adultery, their lust is never satisfied. They make a game of beguiling and luring unstable people into sin. They train themselves to be greedy; they are doomed and cursed. But God condemned them long ago, and their eternal misery is on the way. [2 Peter 2:1-3, 14]
In September 2008 God sent another, more severe judgment…this time upon the entire Earth, in the form of a Global Financial Crisis. The result of that judgment was the escalation of our National Debt to $18.4 Trillion…drowning in a tsunami of debt resulting from our insatiable greed: Those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. [1 Tim 6:9-10.] Even so…rather than learning righteousness, our leaders kept on continually doing even more evil, determined to remove God from the very fabric of our society, even rewriting our History books to recast our founding fathers as bigots and the Constitution as an extremely flawed document.
And now, in March 2020, God has sent another, even more severe judgment…again this time upon our Nation and upon the entire Earth, in the form of Coronavurus…a Global Virus Pandemic…that our people would learn righteousness, repent, and turn back to God. Our National Debt has skyrocketed to $23.5 Trillion! Christians across our Nation are called to stand steadfast and immovable with Christ. We are called to pledge our allegiance to the Lamb…to be faithful and true no matter the cost. Jesus said, “When the Son of Man returns, will He find any with unwavering faith on the Earth?” [Luke 18:8] Let it be that we are among those counted part of the remnant that Jesus will turn to and say, “Yes…there is faith.” I especially sense the need as a watchman to warn the people of God to prepare NOW for the severe persecution that will come upon each one of us…to count the cost, and be willing to pay the price, of standing steadfast and immovable with Christ. We must not bow down to the tyrant’s golden image: Our God is able to deliver us from your fiery furnace, but even if He chooses not to…even so, we will not serve your gods or bow down to the golden image you have set before us. [Dan 3:18] We must not shrink back: My righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, My soul shall have no pleasure in him. [Heb 10:38] We must not compromise: Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. [Josh 24:15]
I believe that oftentimes the persecution will come suddenly and without warning upon an individual, and if we have not already prepared for it in advance, we will be taken by surprise and caught off guard…and tempted to bow down, shrink back, or compromise. Christians in the work environment need to openly display their witness for Christ… whether it is a Bible or a Scripture verse on their desk…and not be ashamed to boldly proclaim the Gospel, because it is the Power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes. I will not be ashamed, because I know in Whom I have believed, and am persuaded that Christ my Lord is able to keep and to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that Day. [Rom 1:16; 2 Tim 1:12] Christians in their everyday social environment cannot remain silent in the presence of what God calls evil…to hear evil and remain silent would be to convey our agreement, or at least a lack of disagreement. Bonhoeffer… renowned Pastor, theologian, and martyr in Nazi Germany…proclaimed that “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil; God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” We cannot remain in association with any group or organization that practices, accepts, or encourages what God calls evil…to do so would be to convey our acceptance of such behavior.
Friends, brothers and sisters…
There is one absolutely necessary preparation for every living soul on the face of this Earth, for the soon coming and imminent return of Jesus Christ…the one preparation that will irrevocably determine in which neighborhood you will spend all eternity, whether in Heaven or in Hell. You must be a born-again child of God. I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot be in God’s Kingdom. I tell you the truth, no one can ever enter the Kingdom of God unless you are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at My saying you must be born again. [Jesus…John 3:3-7]
If you have never been born again,
or you are not sure whether you have been born again,
or you have been living your life as a lukewarm Christian and would now like to recommit your life and enter into a deep and intimate relationship with Christ Jesus in preparation for the soon coming marriage supper of the Lamb…
then I counsel you to get alone with God, read the solemn marriage vows you must make to become the bride of Christ and thereby be born-again, [https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/21/bride-of-christ/], and with sincerity of heart from within the depths of your being, acknowledge before God, “I DO.”
He walks with me and He talks with me: