Just Put Everything Into The Lord's Hands
by David J. Stewart | August 2019
Colossians 3:1-3, “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”
Colossians 3:3 above is a remarkable Bible verse. The Bible says that as believers we are DEAD, and that our earthly life which is now dead, is hidden in the identity of Jesus Christ. What does that mean? It means that I belong to Jesus! It means that my problems are His problems. 1st Peter 5:7, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” Therefore, I need to understand and accordingly do as the Bible commands by CASTING ALL MY CARES UPON CHRIST. I don't have to bear my own burdens alone, Jesus wants me to enter into His yoke instead. Matthew 11:28-30, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Praise be to God alone, I wouldn't have made it all these many years through my inexplicable emotional trauma, overwhelming personal heartache, seemingly unbearable loneliness living alone since 2006, chronic bodily pain and suffering since 2004—had I not BY FAITH sought the Lord daily in my heart of hearts. Dear friend—ALWAYS SEEK GOD! Only God has seen me through, with no one by my side all these years. I have no one to thank over the past 13 years (since my wife abandoned me in divorce) except my blessed Savior! Sadly, the churches that could have helped me, whom I even pleaded with for help, rejected and ostracized me because of the stigma over being King James Bible only. God will judge between me and them. Today's apostate independent Baptist churches would more eagerly receive a man with tuberculosis, leprosy or A.I.D.S. before they would receive a King James Bible only fella like me!
Being hidden in Christ means that the horrible things people say and do to me are all directed toward the Lord Himself, because “NOW I BELONG TO JESUS, AND JESUS BELONGS TO ME.” I got saved at age 13. From that moment until present, I have been blessed to have the presence of the indwelling Holy Spirit. 1st John 3:24, “And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.” Life is all about fearing God and keeping His commandments. Ecclesiastes 12:13, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” I once heard a shallow pastor say from his pulpit that life is all about people hurting people. Although it is true that in life people often do hurt other people, that is NOT WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT! I feel sorry for a pastor who has such shallow thoughts. I have been hurt by many people throughout life, but my attitude has always been that I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE, EVEN THE ONES HURTING ME! Jesus cried out to His heavenly Father on the cross—“Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34b). When Judas betrayed His Master, Jesus called him “Friend” (Matthew 26:50).
“The mistake the church has made, is we have taught people how to quote Scriptures, we haven't taught people how to love people!” —Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr. (a beautiful quote from the sermon titled: “Developing A Process of Evangelism To Reach The Lost With The Gospel”
Thank God For Faithful Preachers in This Dark Hour
Judas was no friend to the Lord, but Jesus was his friend. I am a friend to my web visitors, even though some of them are enemies toward me. That is okay, I still love them all. Truth takes time to work in a person's heart. If you are one of the few people whose e-mail I have had to block out for being abusive, I still love you in the Lord. I don't block people out to be mean or vindictive, but simply because when someone no longer respects me I cannot help them. It is counterproductive. If I were to allow critics to tear me down, I wouldn't have kept going in my ministry all these years, because I would have become overwhelmed with discouragement. I don't have a secretary to filter hate mail. I have to protect my heart, because no one else is going to do it. Proverbs 4:23, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” So I seek that one lost sheep who needs my help, and let the other 99 graze in the field by themselves. I have a tender heart and cannot handle hateful criticism. 2nd Corinthians 12:15, “And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.”
Tall fences make good neighbours. I don't like to get too close to my web visitors or other preachers. I love helping others, but due to my own constant chronic neck pain, life's problems and burdens, I am unable to keep up with new e-mails at this time. One man in Scotland berated me last year for my support of Pastor Steven Anderson. The guy wrote to me in anger and said he could no longer walk in fellowship with me. He was a friend, so I thought. In anger he took down his website ministry at ChristianToolKit.com (it's gone) and I don't know what became of him. That makes me sad. I was the one who led him to Christ, influenced him to start his ministry website and I really admired the guy. But for my love and support of Pastor Anderson's ministry he rejected me. I love Pastors' Anderson and Roger Jimenez and stand by them against the filthy wicked homosexual community that is defiant against a holy God.
Kindly, sometimes standing for the truth is going to cost us acquaintances and even the loyalty of our family. I have had numerous web visitors write to me, telling me that their own family members are persecuting and rejecting them for their Christian faith. The Lord told us that this would happen. Matthew 10:36, “And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.” All you can do is love them unconditionally with God's love. There is so much hatred in the world. I am going to continue loving everyone with God's love, even if they don't return that love, or if they hate me or hurt me, and that includes family and other Christians. That is what Jesus taught for us to do. Matthew 5:46, “For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?” There must be the presence of truth and love in every Christian's life...
“We don't love people because of what they do, or don't do; we love them because God loves them, and God cares about them, and He wants us to help win them to the Lord!” —Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr. (a beautiful quote from the sermon titled: “Developing A Process of Evangelism To Reach The Lost With The Gospel”
At present, Brother Anderson has been banned in 34 countries. Can we really criticize Steven Anderson too harshly for being overboard in his hatred of sin? I'll side with my Christian brother! Folks, before you criticize Steven Anderson, consider what this pro-LGBTQ ungodly woman preacher and her husband are teaching millions of people. It is sickening, and quite frankly I am shocked, how churches everywhere are succumbing to the LGBTQ agenda so quickly. I never imagined such a thing could even be possible! IT'S INSANELY RIDICULOUS!!! I mean, two men getting married so they can poke each other with their erect reproductive organs is so grotesque and offensive that I cannot even fathom how any professed Christian could sanction it! The New Ungodly Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President, J.D. Greear, Says Christians Ought To Strongly Support The Homosexual Community!!! I was shocked to learn in March of 2015 that 20,562 ordained ministers in 10,083 churches in the Presbyterian denomination, overwhelmingly voted to accept the homosexual same-sex agenda into their churches! IT IS WICKEDNESS AND APOSTASY!
Respectfully, I certainly don't agree with Brother Anderson's Reprobate Doctrine (nor obviously does he agree with all my teachings), but at least he is a voice that is being heard! I have no problem with a preacher differing in minor views from me. Hey, I might be wrong. At least he is taking a stand! At least he is making a difference for God. I have far more respect for a fella who stands for right wrongly, than I do for those who stand for wrong rightly! Dr. Jack Hyles used to wisely say: I'd rather see a fella with wild fire than no fire. I am not going to criticize the guy who is getting the job done for God!!! The churches are under attack like never before, and pastors are running scared like never before! So I praise God for anyone who has the Holy Spirit boldness that only comes from walking with the Lord. Acts 4:13, “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” Just chalk it up ladies and gentleman, you show me the boldest preachers in the pulpit today, who are preaching THE TRUTH with fire, and you'll find that they are the King James Bible crowd! They have been walking with Jesus by searching the Scriptures, giving them boldness!!! All of the dead ministers who can't preach their way out of a wet paperbag are using the Devil's watered-down modern perversions!
By the way, I am not a man-worshipper as some people like to allege. Pastor Jack Hyles is my hero of the Christian faith, mainly because of his soul-winning influence, love of the truth, and sincerity in the Lord Jesus Christ. Pastor Anderson is simply a sincere guy with a love of the truth, for which I feel a common bond with him as my brother in Christ. Pastor Anderson is remarkably doing more to recruit and train young men to pursue leadership roles in the churches than anyone else I am aware of, which is a desperate need today. There are millions of Christians all over the world, who desire to serve God, but they need leadership to guide them along. That is why Jesus told the apostle Peter to “FEED MY SHEEP” when He was gone. John 21:17, “He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.” There are thousands of Christians around the world who cannot find a solid Bible-believing church in their area to attend, and it is a wonderful blessing to be able to attend churches like Faithful Word Baptist Church online, even if only virtually. I listen to all of Pastor Anderson's preaching, and I have been listening more lately to Pastor Roger Jimenez. I highly recommend both of these men of God. And to clarify, although I disagree with the idea that homosexuals are beyond the hope of the Gospel, it is ridiculous to reject the remaining 95% of great Bible truths over that sole matter. I am secure enough in my Pretribulation Rapture doctrinal views, so that I do not feel threatened by alternative teachings.
Every Believer is God's Property and Hidden in Christ
1st Corinthians 6:20, “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.” The moment I became a born-again child of God, I became God's property. Everything that people do to me, they have effectively done to Jesus. The Lord takes attacks against His children personal. Mark 9:42, “And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.” Although some people assume that this verse speaks of little children, it actually refers to born-again Christians. How do I know that? Carefully notice the phrase, “THAT BELIEVE IN ME.” So it is a matter of faith in Jesus. Certainly God has a special place in His heart for little children, and I believe a special reserved wrath for anyone who harms an innocent child; but this Scripture about having a millstone (which usually weighs about 500 pounds) hanged around one's neck and cast into the sea, regards harming a redeemed child of God. Be careful how you treat a Christian, because the Lord is their Master. Matthew 25:40, “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” When you're messing with a Christian, you're messing with the Lord Himself!
The Bible warns us not to become the servants of men. 1st Corinthians 7:23, “Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.” What does it mean to serve men? I can think of many examples, but an obvious one is the homosexual agenda. The entire matter of “gay rights” is manmade. Do you really think God's love compels Him to go along with two lesbians having sex in a bed, or two burly men sodomizing each other in the name of love? In every case of homosexual relationships that I have seen, one partner assume the dominant male role and the other assumes the effeminate female role. Masculine lesbians are known as “dykes.” Effeminate males are called “sissies.” The very fact that in all homosexual relationships one partner attempts to fulfill the oppossite gender speaks volumes as to the abnormality of homosexuality. If God made them “that way” as so many claim (including Johnny Nixon's insane book titled: “BORN THAT WAY”), then why do males have to become as females to accommodate their masculine homosexual partner (and vise versa)? I guarantee you that the next taboo horizon will be the “rights” of underage youth to engage in immoral sexual activity.
There is a great religious film from 2002 titled: “Time Changer.” It is about a Christian man who travels from the year 1890 into the future 21st century, who is shocked at the level of sordid culture and lack of morality. The man who is traveling had just finished writing a book in the 19th century, which teaches that people should have morality even if the name of Jesus is not mentioned. A debate ensues between Christian brethren at a university, and a friendly wager is made to see if the name of Jesus Christ really matters in the moral values of a society. As the traveler quickly learns, apart from the precious name of Jesus, man sets his own arbitrary standards of morality, and as Hollywood descends into moral depravity, so also does the American society that follows their films. A little girl steals the Christian man's hotdog while he's not looking. He chases her down and lectures the little girl about the evils of theft, but she says: WHO SAYS STEALING IS WRONG? That is a great question! Apart from the Word of God, who has a right to dictate what is right or wrong? The government you say! You know, the government OF the people, BY the people, and FOR the people! You mean our U.S. government that says (since 1973) it is legal to murder your own precious child by abortion? You mean our government that says (since 1988) it is legal for a mother to murder her baby in the womb, even if the biological father desperately begs for his own child to live? You mean our government that says (since 2015) it is legal for two sodomites to get married, and even legally adopt impressionable innocent children? You mean that insane government! Man has never been able to govern himself in history, which is why every human civilization has fallen to ruin over time. God gave us the Holy Bible to govern our lives. Wise men follow it!
“Winning people to Jesus, by the way, is not an intellectual exercise. People are going to ask you all kinds of crazy questions. ...You can give 'em an answer, but that's not what wins hearts to the Lord—it's the love of God!” —Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr. (a quote from: “Developing A Process of Evangelism To Reach The Lost With The Gospel”(Jude 1:22, “And of some have compassion, making a difference.”)
Whatever or Whoever Hurts You in Life, Never Stop Serving Our Faithful God
Listen dear reader—I have been horribly let down and hurt by Christians, betrayed and wounded by loved ones, harassed to tears by co-workers, abused by medical staff at hospitals, victimized by thieves, and deeply hurt by more people in life than I could ever possibly remember (and I don't try to remember)—BUT GOD HAS ALWAYS BEEN FAITHFUL! Suffering is simply a part of life, from which no one can escape. Some people suffer much more than others, and oftentimes lesser sinners suffer much more than greater sinners. Life is not fair! People can be so rotten, especially professed Christians, because their conscience has become seared, blinded by their religious devotion, filled with stinking pride, and unwilling to humble themselves before God or let go of grudges against fellow brethren. For that very reason, I was compelled in 2015 to leave, then despised, rejected and banned in 2017 from returning to the apostate Harvest Baptist Church on Guam. In hindsight, I believe God was protecting me, lest I end up like them—indifferent, cultish and merely playing church. Bob Jones University is nothing like it once was when Dr. Bob Jones Sr. (1883-1968) was at the helm. What was once a great citadel of Christian fundamentalism in America, has deteriorated into a shameful cemetery of musicians, nurses, intellectuals and religious cowards. God help us!
Let me expand a bit and teach you a great truth. In the Scriptures the Lord told a story about two sons. ...
Matthew 21:28-31, “But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.”
I love that beautiful story, because it teaches that even a lousy Christian (like me) can make God proud by simply persevering to get the job done. The agreeable son said all the right things. He was the modern Bob Jones University type Christian who attends church every Sunday, heartily sings all the songs, tithes weekly, blows his BJU pennywhistle, goes through all the superficial motions like a good little religious devotee! Yet, there is no Holy Spirit power, the alter is empty at invitation time, the church staff are a bunch of snobs, they hold grudges, and soulwinning is a word not used in their church. And then there is the other son, like me, who is disagreeable at first, the alleged troublemaker who likes to be an individual and not go along with the crowd, but he humbles himself before the father and goes to work in the field. Who do you think God is more pleased with? The Lord already answered that question, the son who GOT THE JOB DONE! That job is soulwinning!!! The Bob Jones crowd on Guam cannot even get the Gospel or the Bible right, let alone going soulwinning. Humbly, I am 100% correct that the modern Bible versions are corrupt. I am 100% correct that Lordship Salvation is a counterfeit gospel. I am 100% correct that “turning from sinful ways” to be saved is a false gospel. A church that uses two dozen different Bible versions is a confused mess and their pastors simply cannot be trusted theologically. I speak the truth! Kindly, I truly do love the folks at Bob Jones University and Harvest Baptist Church, but they are pulling on the same rope as the Devil.
It is sinful human nature to judge by the outward appearance, to criticize and label others rather than try to understand their situation. Our churches are filled with immature and carnal believers who lack understanding. Philippians 2:3, “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” If you truly believe this passage of Scripture, you'll never look down on anybody else! When you hold a grudge against someone, refusing to talk with them as your neighbour, refusing to smile at them, turning them away from attending church, laughing at their calamity—you are placing yourself in the role of God.
Put Everything Into God's Omnipotent Hands
I see a lot of bitter, miserable and angry people in churches today. That definitely includes independent Baptist churches! It is sad to see professed Christians who are totally indifferent toward heresies which have crept into the churches. From Zionism and counterfeit Bible versions, to Lordship Salvation and false repentance, heresies abound today! Talk to the average pastor nowadays and you'll get brushed-off by his arrogant pompous pride and inflated view of himself as the “authority.” No, God's Word is the ONLY authority in any church! Anything else is a cult!!! Pseudo-churches which use, sell and promote the Alexandrian Bible versions are cults! The Devil is working around the clock to infiltrate, corrupt and destroy local New Testament churches. Sadly, the love of money has made this very easy to do! I am at the place where I despise Bible colleges, because of the damage they are doing to the churches. I guarantee you that if you meet a pastor who does not believe that the King James Bible is inspired, and continually finds fault in the Sacred Book, he was messed up in Bible college! I guarantee you that 95% of youth who profess to be a homosexual, discovered it in some heathen college! Whether it be discovering that the Bible is not really God's inspired Words, or discovering you are really a fruitcake, it will most likely happen in some stinking reprobate COLLEGE!
1st Peter 5:6-9, “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.”
Whatever your heartache, burden, sorrow, loss, frustration or seemingly impossible situation may be, GOD IS GREATER!!! Search the Scriptures for God's promises of a better tomorrow (and peace for today through prayer - Philippians 4:6-8), and cling to those Bible passages. God is a present help in time of trouble (Hebrews 4:14-16). The various passages of Scripture that I have just shared with you are more than a mere Bible study, they are life itself dear friend. John 6:63, “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” When you read or listen to the Holy Bible, you are hearing the literal utterings of our omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent, omnisapient and omnipresent God Who created the more than amazing universe and everything in it, including you and me.
When my heart remembers something painful from my past, I place that painful memory into Jesus' hands. When I have a sinful thought enter into my mind, I place that thought into the Lord's holy hands. When I become down and discouraged (which is quite often for me), I give that discouragement to the omniscient Lord, who knows exactly what I am going through. When I feel lonely, since my wife divorced me in 2006 and I have lived alone since, I place that loneliness into the Lord's hands, knowing that He is always with me and has promised never to leave nor forsake me (Hebrews 13:5). When fear overpowers me, and a horror of darkness comes over my soul as I lay upon my bed at night, and my remaining earthly life at age 52 seems hopeless at times, I give those dark thoughts to the Lord, feeling God's abiding love because I AM HIDDEN BY FAITH WITH JESUS CHRIST IN GOD. God sees and feels my intense pain of body and soul. The Bible teaches in Colossians 3:1-3 that my earthly life is HIDDEN with Christ in God. I am a redeemed child of King Jesus! I am HIDDEN WITH CHRIST IN GOD. Since I know that to be a fact, then I am going to go along with that truth, and place all the hurt, pain, betrayal, rejection, loss, misery, suffering, bitterness, anger, and resentment into the Lord's omnipotent hands for judgment.
Carefully notice in Colossians 3:3 that as a child of God I am not hidden IN CHRIST, but WITH CHRIST IN GOD. That is because of the imputed righteousness of God. When God sees me, He sees the righteousness of His perfect only begotten Son. The very moment that I believed on the name of Jesus, God gave me the free gift of eternal life! My sins were all forgiven!!! You don't have to “ask” Jesus to save you, because He is already asking you to receive Him by faith. All you have to do to be saved is to come as an admitted guilty sinner (Romans 3:19) and believe the account as recorded in His inspired Word—that Christ DIED on the cross to pay for your sins, and afterward He was BURIED, and then three days the Lord miraculously bodily RESURRECTED from the dead (1st Corinthians 15:1-6). That is “THE GOSPEL” (THE GOOD NEWS) by which all are saved who BELIEVE. 1st Corinthians 1:21, “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”
I'm Just a Sinner Saved By God's Grace, Trying to Help Others
By preaching, I'm just trying to protect our youth from bad spiritual influences intended to hurt them. I'm trying to lead young couples into a decent Baptist church that doesn't have AWAB promoting the LGBT queer agenda in the churches. Tragically, 5,100 American Baptist Convention (ABCUSA) churches are now openly accepting homosexuals in their ranks, inviting them to attend their annual conventions, and to attend their churches. You couldn't pay me a thousand dollars to attend the American Baptist Convention or one of their cowardly, compromised, complicit, crappy, churches, and I mean that. I would rather feel like garbage for being the bad guy, knowing in my deepest soul that I am pleasing to the Lord, then to sell-out and be like everybody else, just going along to get along in lukewarmness for the praises of men. James 4:4 says we have to choose sides. No one can be on God's side and also on the sinful world's side. It's one or the other. God pukes out lukewarm fence-straddlers (Revelation 3:15-16).
Here's a recipe for trouble:
Take one generation of young people
Add one education from which God and the Bible have been removed
Season liberally with much materialism
Mix with a home life where Christ is only a curse word
Allow to harden into adults.
It is not surprising that our country is falling apart, when our churches are falling apart. The Presbyterian church is a massive spiritual fraud. Shame on anyone who attends a church that recognizes same-sex PERversion as a legitimate lifestyle. It is gross immorality. Why not approve of pedophilia while they're at it? Why not approve of adultery? In December of 2011, President Obama signed NDAA into law, removing the ban against sex with animals in the military. Will the Presbyterian church approve of bestiality marriages next? Sadly, they already have, by approving of same-sex marriage, which is no less evil than bestiality.
Please, leave the apostate Presbyterian denomination if you are involved in that mess. Please leave the Southern Baptist Convention if you are a member of that ugly mess. Please leave any counterfeit so-called “church” that sanctions the LGBTQ homosexual community. Why would you want to attend a fake church that is sympathetic for sodomies who want to marry and adopt children? It is sickening! Homosexual people already enjoy the same “rights” as do all freeborn Americans. So there is no need for special privileges or recognition. Luciferians (including high-ranking Freemasons) working behind the scenes want to force their sexually immoral filth on the rest of society—to destroy the traditional family, destabilize society and undermine Christianity. It is unconstitutional and evil to force U.S. citizens to embrace the ungodly filth of sodomites! This whole fraud of “gay rights” is really about the government talking control over people's lives. I hope you will listen to the amazing 1974 prediction of Pastor David Wilkerson (1931-2011), titled: “A FLOOD OF FILTH” (MP3), which sounds like today's evening news in 2019. Wow!
Redeeming the Time in These Amazing End Times
Dear reader, REDEEM THE TIME in these remaining last days, because something big is coming into the world. Everyone paying attention can feel it. We are headed for a New World Order. The stage is being set for the coming Antichrist. These are the end times of Bible prophecy. Are you prepared to meet a holy God? Life is short, Hell is hot and eternity is a long time! Ephesians 5:16, “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Colossians 4:5, “Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.” The churches today are filled with apostasy! Love, Forgive, Help, Work And Pray (in these perilous times we all need to stay close to God).
Occultist Alice Bailey (1880-1949) foretold of their diabolical plans to eviscerate the church, by retaining a superficial outward appearance of a church, while actually promoting theosophical Luciferian ideologies from the pulpit to facilitate a sinister New World Order (Pastor Rick Warren is even a member of the Council On Foreign Relations). The Luciferian agenda is to lead youth to despise organized religion and instead pursue a form of personal spirituality. This is necessary to remove people from Bible theology, in order to deceptively lead them into the New Age religion of the Antichrist. Occultists (as Miss Bailey wrote about in her books) have resurrected the ancient mystery religion which was popularized in ancient Egypt, which will ultimately be fulfilled with the appearance of ANTICHRIST (i.e., “THE BEAST” of Revelation chapter 13). The “ancient mystery religion,” in the most basic effective terms, is whatever it will take to spiritually deceive the world to reject Jesus Christ and instead worship the Anti-Christ (IN PLACE OF CHRIST)! To that end, there are all sorts of blasphemous religious ideas circulating in the world, the main one being that there are many paths to God (thus deterring men from the truth spoken by the Savior Himself in John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”).
We are hearing a lot of heretical teachings in churches today about living the life of Jesus, without actually getting “born-again” by the power of God's Holy Spirit, through faith alone in the “GOOD NEWS” of Jesus Christ crucified, buried and risen the third day. The Bible foretold of the last days, when people would have only “A FORM” of godliness, but deny the power of the saving Gospel of grace. 2nd Timothy 3:5, “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again! Salvation is not doing your best, it is having Christ's best put to your account through receiving Him by faith. Have you been born anew friend by the Holy Spirit of God?
Oh how blessed we are to be a part of God's heavenly family. I feel so sorry for the unsaved. The greatest gift, privilege and joy in the universe is sitting right in front of them, but they cannot see it, because Satan has blinded them with the beauty of the world. Matthew 7:14, “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” I get so tired of witnessing the Gospel to Roman Catholics, and my words of truth go in one ear and out the other, because they choose to follow man's tradition over God's Word. Mark 7:9, “And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.” Wow! That describes billions of religious people around the world, who adhere to their manmade traditions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Catholicism, and other isms). Check this awesome passage of Scripture out. Gotta love this! ...
1st Peter 1:7-9, “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.”
Isn't that precious? The Bible acknowledges that we are believing blindly in Jesus, Whom we have never seen, yet we love Him (AND I DO GREATLY) and rejoice with a joy so great that we cannot even put it into words. I KNOW I AM SAVED, and have an UNSPEAKABLE JOY in my heart of hearts and full of glory! What a precious Savior!!!
Whatever life brings your way dear child of God, just put it all into the Lord's caring hands. You won't make it if you don't, I assure you, because like I almost did years ago, you'll crumble beneath the unbearable weight of your load of burdens and heartaches. You've got to LET GO, LET GOD. That is more than just a clever saying, it is the real deal. Simply take everything and anything that is eating away at you, and making you feel trapped in life, and that which worries your soul, and your health afflictions, and the horrible feelings of being a victim of a hopeless situation (I know that feeling all too well), and just place it all into the wonderful hands of the precious Savior. How do you do that? You pray about everything and trust God to take care of it on His end, behind the scenes, and then you claim “THE PEACE OF GOD WHICH PASSETH ALL UNDERSTANDING.” I need that and so do you! Philippians 4:6-7, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Don't forget to always be thankful to God! When you cannot see the HAND of God, trust the HEART of God. 2nd Corinthians 5:7, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
A FLOOD OF FILTH!
(Pastor David Wilkerson foretold in 1974 the future of America!)
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Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
“Character is how you behave when no one else is looking!”
—Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr., an awesome quote from the helpful sermon titled: “FORGIVENESS.”
Souls Are Dying!
How Permanent Is Your Salvation?
(an excellent MP3 sermon by Pastor Hank Lindstrom, 1940-2008)
Mark 1:15: “...repent ye, and believe the gospel.”
of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”)
Mark 11:22, “And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.”
Ye Must Be Born Again! | You Need HIS Righteousness!