August 6

Brothers and sisters in Christ…

I want to put in summary form what God is doing at this point in time during these last days, and why we are here for a time such as this:

  • Our Nation has out-sinned Sodom and Gomorrah as a homosexual, pornographic, and depraved culture…and in addition has arrogantly determined to remove God entirely from the very fabric of our society.  It is a wonder God has waited so long and so patiently in His mercy before executing this His final judgment.
  • God has determined by Divine decree that our Nation will be destroyed.  Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat!  Those whom God is determined to destroy, He first infatuates.”  God has Personally stricken the minds of our Nation’s leaders with idiocy, so that professing to be wise, they have become fools…utter morons!  [Rom 1:22]  He has caused their thinking to become utterly confused…just as He had warned…so that they actually believe they are acting in wisdom while they are in reality literally destroying the Nation!  You see it unfolding before your very eyes!  The Lord will cause you to lose your mind in idiocy, and strike you with wild and helpless fear and panic; He will make you become blind and cause your minds and hearts to be confused. [Deut 28:28]
  • When the sin of a people has come to its height, and the Divine decree has gone forth for their ruin, the piety and prayers of the best men shall not prevail with God to end the controversy.  Even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were here, they wouldn’t be able to save their own sons or daughters! [Ezek 14:20]  They alone would be saved by their own righteousness.  This is what the Lord said to Jeremiah: So do not pray for this people nor offer any plea or petition for them; do not plead with Me, for I will not listen to you. [Jer 7:16]
  • The President of our Nation is the only one who could appeal to God to reverse His Divine decree.  When you see our President on National television proclaim to the entire Nation what the king of Ninevah proclaimed, then, and only then, will God hear from Heaven and forgive our Nation’s sins and will heal our land.  Jonah proclaimed in the city of Nineveh: “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overturned.”  When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust.  Then he issued a proclamation in Nineveh: “By the decree of the king and his nobles: Do not let any man or beast, herd or flock, taste anything; do not let them eat or drink.  But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth.  Let everyone call urgently on God.  Let them give up their evil ways and their violence.  Who knows?  God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.”  When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, He had compassion and did not bring upon them the destruction He had threatened. [Jonah 3:4-10]
  • God is in the process of raising up a remnant of His children who will not bow down, will not shrink back, will not compromise, who will stand steadfast and immovable with Christ and follow the Lamb whithersoever He goes.  We have very few Christian pastors and Christian leaders throughout our Nation who would even qualify by these standards.  Here is an article posted by Todd Starnes [Christian radio commentator] concerning one that does qualify and is taking a stand: https://www.toddstarnes.com/faith/pastor-john-macarthur-threatened-with-arrest-1000-daily-fines/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-pug&fbclid=IwAR3e2tyc4FZFMkJnZY7ck5Q8xH_PvBMqv_T6FS4coub9WWBYZESC_fcpTagEvery Christian church in America should immediately do the same in support!  Unfortunately, these few pastors that have done so stand alone and unsupported by the vast majority of their fellow pastors and leaders.  They are cowards…afraid to speak out and stand steadfast and immovable with Christ… fearing society’s harsh criticism.  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.”
  • God will use His holy remnant to reach His lukewarm children, that they would turn their hearts back to God and become part of the remnant.  To the angel (pastor) I have placed in charge of the church in Laodicea concerning his congregation and each individual member, write: These are the words of the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the ruler of God’s Creation.  I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot…not willing to give up your pretension and claim to My name, yet having too much love for the world to stand steadfast and immovable with Me.  I wish you were either one or the other!  Make up your mind, will you please!  So, because you are lukewarm…neither hot nor cold…I am thoroughly disgusted with you and am about to spew you out of My mouth!  You say, I am rich; I have acquired wealth and am in need of nothing.  But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked!  I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.  Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline.  So, therefore, be earnest, and repent! 
  • God will use His holy remnant to seek and to save the lost.  There will be many unsaved people who, as a result of the severity of God’s judgments upon the Earth, will turn their hearts to God in repentance and be born again.  God’s judgments are an act of mercy…there will be many who will be saved because of the judgments who otherwise never would have turned to God.  Jesus said, “For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.” [Luke 19:10]…and we are called to follow in His footsteps.

I stand in awe of Your terrible Majesty, Lord Jesus; I stand in awe of Your awesome Power. [Rev 10:1-6; 14:14-20; 19:11-21]

WHY DO I EXIST?  Because there is an Eternal God Who exists.

The framework for understanding our existence begins with fully embracing in my heart why the Eternal God of the universe Personally formed me in my mother’s womb.

God’s framework in creating Mankind:

  • Eternal Reason: I have loved you with an everlasting Love.
  • Eternal Purpose: I made you for Myself.
  • Eternal Plan: I know the plans I have for you.
  • Eternal Promise: I have prepared a promised rest for My children.
  • Eternal Provision: The Gift of My Son; The Gift of My Holy Spirit.

Since the Eternal Purpose for my existence is to be joined together with the Triune God in a Sacred Covenant relationship, how do I enter into this relationship?  Jesus answered that question in His response to Nicodemus, I tell you the truth, unless one is born again, he cannot be in God’s Kingdom.  

Jesus has clearly stated, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life.  The only way to the Father is through Me.  Jesus said to Martha, I Myself am the Resurrection and the Life.  Anyone who lives their life believing in Me, though dying a physical death like everyone else, will never actually die at all but will rise to an eternal life together with Me in Heaven.  Do you believe this?  Yes, Lord, she replied, I do believe that You are Christ the Messiah, the Son of God, Whom God promised was to come into the world, fulfilling Your promised coming the world has long awaited.

Now this is eternal life: knowing You, Father, the One True Living God, and knowing Jesus Christ Your Son, the Messiah Whom You have sent.  God Himself has given this testimony concerning His Son: I have granted you eternal life, and this life is given through union with My Divine Son Jesus.  Whoever is joined together with My Son in a living union of oneness possesses that life; whoever is not joined together with My Son in a living union of oneness does not possess that life.  I have written this to you so that you who place your trust in Christ My Son will know, beyond the shadow of any doubt, that you do now indeed have eternal life.

ETERNAL REASON: LOVE.  I Have Loved You With An Everlasting Love.

When God adopts me into His Family, He becomes in every respect truly my Father; I become in every respect truly His child!  He assures me, “You are the apple of My eye; I take great pleasure in you!  I rejoice over you with singing; you are well-pleasing in My sight!  My heart delights in you, and I long to fill you with all the fullness of God.”

My Father is a perfect parent.  He reassures me of His unconditional, unfailing love, promising never to leave me, never to forsake me.  He comforts me in my times of need; I can trust my Father implicitly and absolutely, always safe and secure in His everlasting arms, continually at rest in Him with an unruffled child-like rest.  He is always available for me when I call on Him.  I never need hesitate to cry out boldly to my Father; He is always accessible to His children!  He is never too preoccupied to listen to what I am saying, never disregards my feelings or my sense of need, always answers me!  He is my shield and protector, carefully watching over me, keeping me safe, even from hurting my own self!  I never need be anxious about anything, as I realize this, that my Father is Sovereign over all Creation and, more than that, exercises His Sovereignty perfectly over everything that would touch my life!  He thinks about me day and night, even though I may not be thinking about Him.  He generously meets my every need, every want, every desire, according to His Own perfect plan for my life!  He is interested in all that I do, always a source of encouragement to me.  He is skillful in teaching and training His child, wise in guiding and counseling me, purposeful in correcting, chastising, and disciplining me.  As a child in God’s Family, I have a promised inheritance, a share in the glory of Christ His Son, that is a guaranteed certainty!  My Father’s wealth is immeasurable, and I am a co-heir with Christ in inheriting His entire estate!  More than that, there is absolute stability and security in God’s Family.  God my Father is entirely wise and good, and my position as a child in the Family is permanently assured…I would never be disinherited, even under extreme provocation!  My Family relationship is an abiding one, lasting forever.  Perfect parents do not cast off their children, nor do they propose to throw their children out of the family unless they behave.  God my Father goes out of His way to make His child feel His all-embracing love, and to know my privilege and security as a member of His precious Family!  He is an intimately close and affectionate Father, friend and companion!

 You are great, Father, and most worthy of praise in both the city of our God and on Your holy mountain!  Within Your temple I meditate on Your unfailing love, Father.  Like Your Holy Name, Father, Your praise reaches to the ends of the Earth!  Your right hand is filled with righteousness!  For You are my God for ever and ever, precious Father!  You are my guide even to the end!
My heart is steadfast, Father; I sing and make music to You with all my soul!  Awake, harp and lyre; I awaken the dawn!  I praise You among the nations, Father!  I sing to You among the peoples!  For great is Your love…higher than the heavens!  Your faithfulness reaches to the skies!  Be exalted above the heavens, Father, and let Your glory be above all the Earth!
I come to You and sing for joy, Father!  I shout aloud to the rock of my salvation!  I come before You with thanksgiving, and extol You with music and song!  For You are a great God, Father, the great King above all “gods!”  In Your hand are the depths of the Earth; the very mountain peaks belong to You!  The sea is Yours, Father, for You made it, and Your hands formed the dry land!  I come to You and bow down in worship, Father.  Let us kneel before the Lord our maker, for He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care!
My soul rejoices in You and delights in Your salvation, Father!  My whole being exclaims, “Who is like You, Father?!  You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them.  My tongue speaks of Your righteousness and of Your praises all day long!  Lord Jesus, You rescue me from every evil attack, and You shall indeed bring me safely to Your heavenly Kingdom!  To You, precious Lord, be glory forever and ever!

 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.”

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.”

Praise Him:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1AYKRjoFxs

 

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