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MORNINGTIME 2481

MORNINGTIME 2481
 
And then shall that Wicked, (anti-christ) be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him , whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness IN THEM THAT PERISH; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 2 Thessalonians 2:8-11. To those of you who are absolutely 100% convinced that you will be "raptured" out of here before the 7 years of Great Tribulation, this is not for you. But to the rest of you who want to be ready for anything and everything the Lord has coming, I have one Word for you; PREPARE, PREPARE, PREPARE for the Best from the Lord, and the worst from Satan. This is going to be a time the world has never seen before, AND CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH WILL BE IN THE THICK OF IT. The world will be deceived by all sorts of foolishness, AND GOOD SOUNDING BIBLICAL TRUTHS that are just a little off, just enough a Christian will pick up on it and easily see the heretical theology behind it. False preachings and false teachings will be child's play for Christians to see. The world will stop its ears to not hear The Gospel. Christians will still be preaching The Gospel to bring in those last few lost  sheep just before Christ returns for His now spotless Bride. "And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of (the anti-christ) that (can) kill the body, and after that have no more that (he) can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear Him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear (Christ) ". Luke 12:4-5. END TIME CHRISTIANS WILL HAVE NO FEAR OF MAN, ANY MAN. Today is a great day to start shedding your fears. Study, Live, Eat and Sleep Christ, IN HIM IS NO FEAR. Be Fearless, Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2480

MORNINGTIME 2480
 
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come , except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4. Right now, all us church going people are like a bunch of kids playing in the sand box, squabbling over toys and who said what about whom. We are so focused on boundaries, lines, and play areas in our sandbox, looking at who stole sand from someone else, ALMOST NO ONE IS NOTICING ONE BIG BAD BULLY HEADING STRAIGHT FOR OUR SANDBOXES, AND HE MEANS TO HURT A LOT OF PEOPLE!!! Death and destruction is his game, and "the anti-christ" is his name. We waste time in Sunday school trying to guess who he might be. He is being held back by the Holy Spirit until the Lord has the Holy Spirit step aside and allow the anti-christ to fully come on the scene. And when he does, literally, heads will roll. Lies, deception, gossip, here-say, and  innuendo will roll over this earth like a tidal wave sweeping away millions of fence-sitting "christians". Are you reading The Word, sharpening your Sword, putting on The Whole Armour of God, and honing your Discernment Skills, AS IF YOUR VERY LIFE DEPENDED ON IT? Folks, IT DOES!!! Prepare to have your little world shaken to its very core. Satan is coming and no mere man can stop him. But a baby Christian can! Rest ASSURED, Christians will have NO FEAR of anything Satan tries to do. Yes, Christians will die, and that only means they have been called  home to Glory, to Be With Christ, and to, Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2479

MORNINGTIME 2479
 
Now we beseech you, brethren, BY THE COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that THE DAY OF CHRIST is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: FOR THAT DAY SHALL  NOT COME, EXCEPT THERE COME A FALLING AWAY FIRST, AND THAT MAN OF SIN BE REVEALED, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, SHEWING HIMSELF THAT HE IS GOD. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4. One of the bedrock foundations of the Christian Church is that Christ is coming back to get His Bride, Who has made  herself Ready with NO spots, blemishes, or wrinkles. She is ready, in her finest, to be carried away by her Bridegroom, to be with Him forever and forever, (amen). Most everyone pretty much agrees on this Belief. The Bible says no man knows the day or the hour He will come for Her. Here is where a problem has crept into the Church. Many believe, "Christ can come back ANYTIME, even right now". Dare I ask the question," IS THE CHURCH READY, WITH NO SPOT, NO BLEMISH AND NO WRINKLE"??? (I for one, don't believe we are ready, yet). And here's another problem, the above verses are talking about all this, the return of Christ, AND SAY HE CAN'T COME BACK UNTIL AFTER THE MAN OF SIN, CALLED THE ANTI-CHRIST, stands in the center of the new Jewish Temple, AND DECLARES HIMSELF TO BE GOD. It is dangerous to believe other than what the Bible states. Here's why. If we, the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ (in America) want to think we're "ready" for Christ, AND WE'RE NOT, (according to HIS Standard), SOME WILL BE LEFT BEHIND, and swept aside on Judgment Day with the goats straight into the Lake of Fire. People, HE IS COMING BACK, but don't fall for a false sense of security, KEEP PREPARING YOURSELF as the Holy Spirit directs you, so that you TRULY will, Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2478

MORNINGTIME 2478
 
And Jesus went about all Galilee, TEACHING in their synagogues, and PREACHING the gospel of the kingdom, AND HEALING all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. Matthew 4:23. These 3 ingredients are are all it takes to bring one to salvation, period, IF...  Let's break this down and look at its few parts. At the best, or most, this is all it takes for you to get saved. This is Christ putting out a feast before you, to Save you. At the LEAST, any single one of these ingredients will save you, meaning just preaching can be enough, or a healing can be enough, and so on. This verse is the full, AND ONLY framework needed to save you, as long as the preaching and teaching IS THE GOSPEL, and not some rant about useless whatever. Meaning, it does NOT take a church bus trip to see Noah's Ark to get you saved. True Salvation comes ONLY through the Gospel, through Christ, they are one and the same. Christ IS The Gospel, in the flesh. "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, BUT BY ME". John 14:6. This means Faith in Christ and Christ alone, IS ENOUGH. There are no more "works" you can do to get saved. Works like, being very "sincere" or "humble" will NOT do it. True Salvation takes Faith, Repentance,  and Obedience, and A CHANGED Life, FROM CHRIST, will be the Fruits thereof. I say Obedience, because when the Holy Spirit comes to your heart and spirit with Salvation in His Hands, YOU MUST DESIRE, RECEIVE, AND FOLLOW Christ in your Walk With Him. Here's the bottom line. There is NO other religion, theology, or doctrine, works, sayings, or deeds, necessary to get you into Salvation. So everything ELSE the church does, is just something ELSE, the church does and has NOTHING to do with Salvation. With all the other "stuff" the church of today does to get people saved, only those True Few will actually hang in there until they Find Christ, and find that they will, Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2477

MORNINGTIME 2477
 
AND SOME BELIEVED the things which were spoken, AND SOME BELIEVED NOT. Acts 28:24. And Jesus went about all Galilee, TEACHING in their synagogues, AND PREACHING THE GOSPEL of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people Matthew 4:23. This is it folks, this is as easy as it gets in Preaching The Gospel. Only the Gospel can bring Life to a dead man. Sin and disease bring Death to the body and to the soul. Only the Preaching of the  Gospel can bring Life to the Soul and to the body. That's why they went out Preaching and Teaching the Gospel, to bring Life to a dead soul for all of eternity, and to heal the body as a temporary "life" to be evidence of, "There is Eternal Life". Again, this is as simple as it gets. Preach The Word, and, heal the sick. By Faith I receive Eternal Life, by sight I'll be healed as evidence of that Eternal Life. (Be careful here). And again, JUST PREACH THE GOSPEL  AND HEAL THEM. To Receive Christ is an act of Pure Faith with healing close on its heels. So why do we do all the rest of the stuff we do in churches today? Good question, ask your preacher. I guess that without the Preaching of the Gospel, you've got to come up with something to impress the people. The TV is full of phony baloney preaching with phony signs and wonders following. If you can't get it right, fake it. Either people will receive the Preaching of The Gospel  and Believe it, or not. That's between them, and the Lord. Yes it is that simple. DON'T BE DECEIVED, in the end days there will be great signs and wonders all over the world trying to create the illusion of "converts and healings". And the anti-christ will be The Master of lies and deception. Keep it simple, just Preach the Gospel and let the Lord sort it all out. Be careful of all the glitz and glitter being pumped out on the "preaching gospel" stage. Keep it simple, just Preach the Gospel, and leave all of the rest of it up the Lord that the hearers may, Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2476

MORNINGTIME 2476
 
(The Lord) Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing YE shall hear, and SHALL NOT UNDERSTAND; and seeing YE SHALL see, and NOT PERCEIVE:  For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, AND UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART, and should be converted, and I should heal them. Acts 28:26-27. The people of India, (for example) have a million little gods and are very content to worship and praise their own personal little god in the manor they choose. They aren't offended when someone comes preaching about  another little god because, it's just another little god. They don't really expect an answer from their little god, it's just a comfort to have one, or two, or three.... When their little god doesn't answer, it's their fault, they just haven't prayed rightly, done enough, or tried hard  enough. It's never the little gods fault. I'm sorry, did I say India? I meant to say America. Everyone in church AND out of church has a theology, a denomination, a pet religion  that satisfies some of their needs. They are content to read their "holy" book by their favorite author and follow its rules and requirements, because they are comfortable and can live with those man-made requirements. No, I'm not beating up on the American church again, this is about EVERYONE, Saved and unsaved, being comfy with the rules they choose to follow. Man chooses everything about what man wants to follow. VERY FEW will actually choose to Follow a God, Jesus The Christ, when He claims Ownership of them and everything they  have, when He tells them  they're going to die in more ways than one, and that they'll  die with a smile on their face and Joy in their heart. He'll require absolute Obedience with NO complaining, AND THEY'LL LIKE IT. And He'll give them  a Peace and Assurance of their Future so Powerful that even death doesn't scare them. With Him, they'll, Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2475

MORNINGTIME 2475
 
For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, AND SHOULD BE CONVERTED, and I should heal them. Acts 28:27. Definition of "Gross": "Thayer's Definition; to make thick, to make fat, fatten, metaph. to make stupid (to render the soul dull or callous)". This is to decide to make an effort to NOT want to hear the Lord, to shut Him out, to purposely decide without any evidence that you won't listen to Someone JUST BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT TO. More specifically, this is to decide you don't want to hear about something YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT. Satan is the master deceiver and if he can get you to shut out all information about The Love Of God, he'll do it. BUT ALL SATAN CAN DO IS TRY TO INFLUENCE YOU. It is ultimately YOUR choice NOT to hear The Good News. And even that doesn't work because even when someone says "God is Good", you HAVE just heard The Truth and now you must decide that's not for you and walk away from it. This is what you'll be judged for on Judgment Day. The question will be, "What did you do about My Son, Jesus The Christ"? You will have no excuse to offer as every single time you heard or saw The Gospel, the Good News, AND YOU PURPOSEFULLY TRIED TO SHUT IT OUT, will be shown to you. We, in America, will suffer the worst as we will be shown the million times we rejected God. A case in point, how many times have you seen or heard, "In God we trust" stamped on our money? Again, EVERY time you did, you will answer, "Yes, I rejected Him there too". Christ Paid for all your Sins, and if you Reject His Payment, then you'll have to find a way to pay for your own sins, yourself. And THAT, you can't do. In Hell, each and EVERY Rejection of Christ will be played over  and over again, you'll Live it  fresh and new, EVERY time, but you'll never be able to change the ending. You'll never, Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2474

MORNINGTIME 2474
 
ENTER YE IN AT THE STRAIT GATE: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, AND FEW THERE BE THAT FIND IT. Matthew 7:13-14. FOR ALL HAVE SINNED, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23. Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you, (the Jews): but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying , I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for SALVATION UNTO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. Acts 13:46-47.  For the heart of this PEOPLE, (the Jews), is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, AND THEIR EYES HAVE THEY CLOSED (to Salvation); lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, (Saved), and I should heal them. Acts 28:27. But as truly as I, (The Lord), live, ALL THE EARTH SHALL BE FILLED WITH THE GLORY OF THE LORD. Numbers 14:21. So what does all this mean to people today? It means that this is the Best News, and it is the worst news, THAT EVERYONE ON THIS EARTH WILL EVER HEAR. The Glory of the Lord is ALL around us, and only God Haters will deny it. Salvation is open to ALL, and God deniers will hate it. It IS harder to go to Hell than it is to go to Heaven. You must WORK to go to Hell, Salvation is a free Gift. NO ONE will have ANY excuse on Judgment Day for not Following Christ. The Knowledge of God is in your Spiritual DNA, and not even an Atheist will be able to say, "I didn't Know". The Gift of God is Christ and His offer of Salvation TO ALL. The pull of Satan on the flesh is tremendous, but the Call of Christ unto Salvation is GREATLY More. You can, AND MUST, choose Salvation, PLEASE choose Salvation, and Forever, Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2473

MORNINGTIME 2473
 
Enter ye in at the strait gate (of the American church): for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, (in the church) that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, AND FEW THERE BE THAT FIND IT. Matthew 7:13-14. Let's apply these verses to where they really belong, RIGHT ON THE DOORSTEP OF THE AMERICAN CHURCH. There are a few outside of the "church" who will find real salvation, but generally it is those of the American church who believe themselves to be "saved". If you ask, as many survey people have done, "Who in this church building are saved", you will get a response of from 80% to 90% saying they believe themselves to be "saved". And that's where the whole problem lies. Most preachers today preach a watered down kind of a gospel that offends almost no one, and then offers a quick watered down salvation prayer along with 18 verses of "Just as I am" because the lord told him SOMEONE needed to be saved. Someone does go up front to "get saved" and everyone goes off to lunch knowing that their church is doing the work of the Lord in spreading the gospel. This can't be wrong because even the preacher told them they were now "saved". Most preachers have no Biblical Clue as to what Real Salvation is. It's a catch 22 now, because if anyone dares to raise a question about church policy and salvation, they will immediately be shot down for questioning the work and authority of the church. If there are no Watchmen on the wall, people allowed to speak up in church about church, no Real Prayer Meetings on Wednesday nights, and even less Bible reading going on, HOW CAN  ANYONE DISCERN MUCH OF ANYTHING IN THE CHURCH? Folks, Biblically speaking, the American church is nowhere near what it claims to be. Christ's Sheep ARE Following Christ, how are you and your church doing? Are YOU willing to compare your walk with the Lord to The Bible, so you can, Be Blessed???
 

MORNINGTIME 2472

MORNINGTIME 2472
 
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, AND HATE THINE ENEMY. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; Matthew 5:43-44. The question comes up, is there any place in a Christian's Life, for "hate"? Well, yes AND no. No, there is no room for "hate", hatred, or similar words in a Believers vocabulary TOWARDS PEOPLE. We are to Love everyone, and that is a Love for their eternal soul to find Christ, Repentance, and Salvation. That Love is active, praying for a person to Follow Christ all the way into Eternity in the Heavenly's. That Love IS NOT a docile love of "whatever will be will be" as you quietly watch a man run at you with a big knife to take off your head. (This is not talking about God Authored Martyrdom). A Christian isn't to just stand around waiting for someone to kill him. Some Believers even have Faith to see a coming attack, take Authority against the attack, and end up stopping the enemy's attack. That's Pro-active, not Re-active when you see the next move of the Enemy BEFORE he gets to do something.  Back to the question, is there any place in a Christians Life, for "hate"? Yes there is, but it's not against man. It's against Satan and his evil influences as he's tries to USE man for his evil ways. To Hate Satan, to see his traps he had set out for Believers, AND TO PRAYERFULLY COME AGAINST HIM AND WARN OTHERS OF HIS EVIL DEVICES, is proper and a Biblical response to Satan. Christ showed anger towards the money changers in the Temple, (church), and we can have hatred towards Satan who had INFLUENCED the money changers to GO to the Temple. Love the money changers to Salvation, and Hate the satanic source of money changer thinking. Still, throw the bums out, and pray for them on the street, preach Christ TO them, and maybe even one of than will see his evil ways and Repent. He WILL, Be Blessed.
 
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