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MORNINGTIME 2594

MORNINGTIME 2594
 
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; HAVING A FORM OF GODLINESS, BUT DENYING THE POWER THEREOF: FROM SUCH TURN AWAY. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, EVER LEARNING, AND NEVER ABLE TO COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH. 2 Timothy 3:1-7. Again, this is talking to, AND about most of today's TV, radio, and internet preachers and teachers. I say most because there are still a few good ones out there actually Preaching and Teaching the Real Gospel of Jesus, the Christ. This means that a few are Following their Father, the Lord, and His Son, Jesus, the Christ. And by simple process of elimination, THE REST ARE FOLLOWING SATAN AND HIS MINIONS. Yes, that's a strong accusation, but if you're following a god of your own making, you CAN'T be Following The God Who Created Everything. No one can preach 90% Gospel and 10% filth, and call it The Gospel. The Gospel is 100% Pure. If a Christian is Preaching error, he is open to correction and will immediately change his Ways. We all started out in filth before Salvation, but after we got Saved, THE LORD CLEANED US UP AND WE RUN FROM SIN EVERY TIME A PIECE OF WORLDLINESS IS FOUND ON US, PERIOD. These phony men AND women have their spiel down pat and Love The Money more than they "love" God. Would you drink down a glass of pure water mixed with 2% Sewer Juice? Why not just read and study the Bible for yourself and PERSONALLY fall In Love with The God of Creation Who Created YOU??? No "middle (wo)man” to teach you his lies. Just you and the Holy Spirit to Teach you ALL Truth, and you WILL, Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2593

MORNINGTIME 2593
 
This know also, that in the last days PERILOUS TIMES SHALL COME. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God: HAVING A FORM OF GODLINESS, BUT DENYING THE POWER THEREOF: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. But they shall proceed no further: FOR THEIR FOLLY SHALL BE MANIFEST UNTO ALL MEN, as theirs also was. Yea, and ALL that will live godly IN CHRIST JESUS SHALL SUFFER PERSECUTION. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being DECEIVED (In the 4 walls grassy front yard church). BUT CONTINUE thou IN the things which thou hast LEARNED AND hast been ASSURED OF, KNOWING of whom thou hast learned them ; And that from a child thou hast known THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, WHICH ARE ABLE TO MAKE THEE WISE UNTO SALVATION THROUGH faith which is in CHRIST JESUS. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: THAT THE MAN OF GOD MAY BE PERFECT, throughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3:1-7,9,12-17. Forget about all the sin, evil, and corruption in the world, we KNOW what to expect from "them". All the above verses are talking about INSIDE the "church". HERE IS EVERYTHING, spiritual Life AND death, drama and dominions, Discernment and Doctrine. EVERYTHING you need to live in the world and flesh, or Live Perfect In Christ. It's all in church. Now you get to decide which Table, or trough, you want to feed from. Remember, EVERYONE starts off dead, and very few will actually find Life In Christ, and, Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2592

MORNINGTIME 2592
 
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: FROM SUCH TURN AWAY. FOR OF THIS SORT are they WHICH CREEP INTO HOUSES, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 2 Timothy 3:1-6. No people, this is not a description of worldly people outside the church with us sheep safe and sound inside the church, no, THIS IS LIFE INSIDE THE CHURCH! These are people sitting on the pews next to us on Sunday mornings, singing the same songs we sing, AND CALLING THEMSELVES CHRISTIANS! "Having a form of godliness". And to make things even worse, these are (most of) the preachers and teachers you see plastered all over the "christian" TV, radio, and internet. ESPECIALLY those women teachers coming into homes and the housewives soaking up all their heretical foolishness AND BELIEVING IT'S ALL GOOD CHRISTIAN STUFF RIGHT OUT OF THE BIBLE. These "silly captive women" at home can't recognize the ungodly error they are feeding on because they don't read and study their Bible for themselves, AND ALSO, their husband aren't teaching them good Biblical Principles either. This is the ultimate laziness, it's always easier to be fed from the "TV" (wo)man of God during your very busy day, than it is to sit down in your own Prayer Closet and study The Word for yourself. Here, try this, go on a "detox" program for 30 days, turn off ALL tv, radio, and internet "christian" EVERYTHING, and just study your Bible yourself. Yes, go to church, but throw out ALL the rest for 30 days, and THEN, examine yourself, see if "the fog" has started to lift from your mind, and that you may , Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2591

MORNINGTIME 2591
 
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3:16-17. But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;  Because it is written, BE YE HOLY; FOR I AM HOLY. 1 Peter 1:15-16. I want to use a strong illustration here to convey a concept, but to not fall into legalism. Only to get you to consider it and maybe examine yourself. Here goes. To the world, there are many "rules" Christians must follow, and here are 2 examples, "Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself". Matthew 19:19. To the unsaved, these are hard to do. To the Christian, these are easy to do when you have Christ in you and HIS LOVE fills you and flows out to others. That's the set-up, here's the rest of the story. BY WHAT BASIS DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A CHRISTIAN? Would you be willing to sit down before Christ with your Bible and a bottle of water, and explain, or defend, EVERY ACTION, THOUGHT, AND DEED YOU HAVE EVER DONE, WITH YOUR BIBLICAL BASIS FOR DOING SO??? In short, can you Biblically Prove your Obedience to Christ in all your daily doings? If you have done "a thing" that is not Biblically Sound, will you immediately Repent of it and stop doing it? Will you Cry Out to Christ to take this thing out of your life, to free you of the hold it may have over you, and to Grow you in CHRISTLIKENESS, no matter what it costs you? (Here's the hard part) A true Believer will say "yes", a goat in sheep's clothing will hem and haw and walk away. Let's go even harder. A Believer will run TO Christ, His Word, AND Fellow Believers AND ASK if they see any room for more of Christ in his Life. A Believer will RUN to Christ to Be Purified, and found WITHOUT spot, blemish, or wrinkle, to take their Place in the Bride of Christ,. Is this you, that you may, Be Blessed???
 

MORNINGTIME 2590

MORNINGTIME 2590
 
And Abimelech gat him up to mount Zalmon, he and all the people that were with him; and Abimelech took an axe in his hand, and cut down a bough from the trees, and took it, and laid it on his shoulder, and said unto the people that were with him, What ye have seen me do, make haste, and do as I have done. And all the people likewise cut down every man his bough, and followed Abimelech, and put them to the hold, and set the hold on fire upon them; so that ALL the men of the tower of Shechem DIED also, ABOUT A THOUSAND MEN AND WOMEN. Judges 9:48-49. The tower here was a strong fortified building the townspeople would run to as a last defense when the town was under attack. Sometimes there is safety in the Tower and the attackers give up and go away. Not this time. The attackers persevered until they were able to kill everyone hiding in the Tower of Safety. "THE TOWERS HAVE FALLEN, THE TOWERS HAVE FALLEN", and I'm not talking about 9/11. The Towers in America today are supposed to be the Steadfast, Biblically solid, and Gospel infused Denominations of our mainstream churches. Places where the dead and dying could go for help when their little world around them was falling apart and crashing in on them. The Church would be a safe place to get understanding of the complexities of Life, then to Victorious Face Life, and death, with no fear. But no more, those days have passed, the Safety of Solid, Biblical Preaching in the Church of America today is over. There are still a few churches still Preaching The Gospel, but very few. Apostasy has taken over and most people want their ears tickled. TV, radio, the internet, and most conferences are now packed full of False Teachers, hireling preachers, and False Prophets who will tell you everything BUT The Truth of The Gospel of Jesus Christ. People will pay to hear lies and run off those with Truth. The goats run the place and the sheep are starving. SEEK CHRIST, feed at His Table, and, Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2589

MORNINGTIME 2589
 
The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and THE SEVEN CANDLESTICKS which thou sawest ARE THE SEVEN CHURCHES. Revelation 1:20. Unto the angel of the church of...... write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven (churches); Revelation 2:1. (The end of the 7 churches dissertation has these words), "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto THE CHURCHES". Revelation 3:21-22. Christ is coming back for His Bride Who will have NO spots, NO blemishes, and NO wrinkles. His Bride will be full of OVERCOMERS. ALL, will have overcome, not a few, not most, but ALL. Re-read Revelation chapters 2&3 a few more times. The verses in these 2 chapters commend the good things, and command to stop, the bad. You WILL be made Perfect in Christ, (His Definition), if you expect to go to Heaven. Today, we are to glean the Good, and run from the bad, as we study these 7 churches. For the TIME BEING, sin is here to stay, some sins don't just come to an end and disappear, they started back in the beginning and are here until Christ casts them ALL into Hell. Here's the point of all this, learn from the 7 churches, apply the Good, run from the bad, and Grow in Christ. There are no "seasons" of sin. To think so is a trap of the enemy. Sin is sin and all sin is designed to take you down. Satan will find your weakness and try to take you down. God will take that same weakness and Build You Up In Christ. The whole Bible is FULL of, DO, what's right, learn from and run from, what's wrong. Believers, hang in there, Persevere to your very End, Be an Overcomer, and Fellowship with Christ for and throughout All of  Eternity. Do this and, Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2588

MORNINGTIME 2588
 
Now the serpent (Satan), WAS MORE SUBTLE THAN ANY beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, YE SHALL NOT EAT of it, NEITHER SHALL YE TOUCH IT, LEST YE DIE. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and YE SHALL BE AS GOD'S, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was GOOD FOR FOOD, and that it was PLEASANT TO THE EYES, and a tree TO BE DESIRED TO MAKE ONE WISE, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. Gen. 3:1-6. In those days there was no king in Israel: EVERY MAN DID THAT WHICH WAS RIGHT IN HIS OWN EYES. Judges 21:25. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and TOUCH NOT THE UNCLEAN THING; and I will receive you,  2 Corinthians 6:17. As far as Adam and Eve were concerned, the fruit tree "in the midst of the garden", was an unclean tree, NOT EVEN TO BE TOUCHED. Am I stretching the Truth to assume that it shouldn't even be looked at? Well, 6000 years later, in all of man's glorious wisdom, we are still the god of our own life, we are still wise enough to know when we should listen to God and when we know better than Him, and we still like to look at, touch, and play around with sin because we have learned (almost) how to play  with sin without getting bit by it. Adam and Eve only had to make one decision to not look at or touch the forbidden tree, and they blew it. They decided they were smarter than God and to eat of THE tree wasn't all that bad. Boy were they forever wrong. How are YOU doing with God's command to, "DON'T"? Will you choose to, Be Blessed?
 

MORNINGTIME 2587

MORNINGTIME 2587
 
And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,  HAVING THE GLORY OF GOD: and her light was like unto a stone MOST PRECIOUS, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.  And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: AND THE CITY WAS PURE GOLD, like unto clear glass.  And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with ALL MANNER OF PRECIOUS STONES. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;  The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.  And THE twelve GATES WERE TWELVE PEARLS; every several gate was of one pearl: and THE STREET of the city WAS PURE GOLD, as it were transparent glass. And I saw no temple therein: for THE LORD GOD Almighty AND THE LAMB ARE THE TEMPLE of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for THE GLORY OF GOD DID LIGHTEN IT, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: BUT THEY WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE. Revelation 21:10-11,16,18-23,27. Heaven, The Trinity, the Holy City New Jerusalem, the Glory of the Lord, are all too great for man to comprehend, so the Lord used examples of things we can understand, being gold, silver, precious stones, and the like, to try to explain just a taste of Heaven. How do you explain "Holiness" to the mind of man? It can't be done. Even "a drop" of the Presence of the Lord will put man down on his face. This is where you will, Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2586

MORNINGTIME 2586
 
Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, THIS IS THE FINGER OF GOD: AND PHARAOH'S HEART WAS HARDENED, and he hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said.  And the Lord said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; lo, he cometh forth to the water; and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord , LET MY PEOPLE GO, THAT THEY MAY SERVE ME.  Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thy houses: AND THE HOUSES OF THE EGYPTIANS shall be full of swarms of flies , and also the ground whereon they are. And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am the Lord in the midst of the earth.  AND I WILL PUT A DIVISION BETWEEN MY PEOPLE AND THY PEOPLE: to morrow shall this sign be. Exodus 8:19-23. This is only one of the 10 plagues Pharaoh and the Egyptians suffered while keeping God's people in bondage. While the Egyptians suffered greatly, the Lord physically put a dividing line between the Jews and the Egyptians so that the plagues affected only the Egyptians and not the Jews. Please note, in over 400 years of bondage many Jews died BECAUSE OF THE WORK LOAD THEY WERE UNDER. NO JEWS DIED, because of the 10 plagues. God's Hand was on the Jews AND the Egyptians in 2 different ways. The Jews as Protector, the Egyptians as Persecutor. As the End Days get closer to us, Christians WILL die, FOR THEIR FAITH IN CHRIST. THEY WILL NOT die under the Judgment and Rathful Hand of God against a Sinful World. The Lord will keep His People as Judgment falls around them. ALL men will die. In eternity, the Christians will Live forever and the sinners will Die forever. Which "Hand" do you want to live under as you Preach Christ, and His Mercy and Grace? Judgment, or Deliverance, it's your choice if you want to, Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2585

MORNINGTIME 2585
 
And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, GO YOUR WAYS, and POUR OUT the vials of THE WRATH OF GOD upon the earth. And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image. And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man : and every living soul died in the sea. And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood. And I heard the angel of the waters say, THOU ART RIGHTEOUS, O LORD, which art, and wast, and shalt be, BECAUSE THOU HAST JUDGED THUS. For they have SHED THE BLOOD OF SAINTS AND PROPHETS, and thou hast given them blood to drink; FOR THEY ARE WORTHY. Revelation 16:1-6. "THAT'S NOT MY GOD, my god wouldn't do all those things to those  innocent people!!! My god wouldn't torment and kill all those millions of innocent women and children". Friend, if you believe that, then you're living in some "god is love" fantasy world. So just how "innocent" are these terrible people who murder others without a second thought? Like a dog in the chicken coop, they've tasted blood and now live and love to kill others. How did this desire to kill, start? That's easy, "Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him". 1 John 3:15. This is how easy, how simple, a small bad attitude can start, grow, fester, and become easy to physically kill someone. It's easy because they've already "killed" them in their Heart. Murder has to start somewhere, and a small seed of "hate" towards someone is all it takes. If left unchecked, YOU can become that man with the Wrath of God falling down on you!!! CHECK YOURSELF NOW, don't become him, later, you still have time to Repent TODAY, ask Forgiveness, Follow Christ, and, Be Blessed.
 
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