Thursday, July 28, 2016

Dangerous Ground - Hard Truths

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Cast the First Stone 

Sometimes hard truths have to be said and it will not win any popularity contests. Jesus (Yeshua) spoke truth on all levels. It caused people to walk away from Him and desert/abandon Him; others were ready to stone Him or throw Him over precipices.

And still others made sure that He would be gotten rid of permanently (so they thought).  Bringing forth false witnesses to testify against Him, those who hated and mocked Him and who were jealous of Him, slandered, persecuted and abused Him, finally succeeded in having Him crucified.

They rejoiced at their victory – they had rid themselves of the one who was supposedly the “King of the Jews”; the one who constantly corrected them about the burdens they placed upon people and publicly condemned their pompous and pious attitudes. 

Jesus told the Pharisees that they were responsible for placing crushing burdens upon people that they themselves would not bear, nor did they lift a finger to help with them with their burdens.

And He said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! For ye lade (overload) men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.  [Lk 11:46]

Oh yes, those who wanted Jesus/Yeshua dead were congratulating themselves. Yet as a precautionary measure, just in case His disciples and dedicated apostles stole His body to bring more people into the faith, they insisted that Pontius address the possibility of this occurring. 

They suggested that a large stone be rolled before the entrance of the sepulcher to seal the tomb. Pontius (a people pleaser), wearied of the whole incident, granted their request and assigned Roman soldiers as guards to keep a watchful eye.
Little did the haters know that it was entirely God’s will for His Son to be crucified for the world, the perfect and acceptable sacrifice [Eph 5:2], a sin offering  [Is 53:10; 2Cor 5:21], an atoning sacrifice (propitiation) for all the sins of mankind [1Jn 2:2].  But victory was seen when the stone was rolled away and Christ Jesus/Yeshua was resurrected from the dead.[Lk 24:2, 3]

Forty days after His resurrection, after the people observed His death, over five hundred at once [1Cor 15:3-8] witnessed Him walking amongst them, alive again. His apostles and countless others also encountered Him. [Lk 24; Jn 21]

Jesus ascended into heaven. He shall soon return. Maranatha! Look at scripture and read what Jesus (Yeshua) prophesied regarding the signs and wonders that we would see in the last days.  I believe there will be true signs and wonders, the likes of which have not been seen before, but also signs and wonders by the false prophets, just as Yeshua forewarned. 

He foretold of how things would be and what people should look for in order to know His return is imminent.   Christ warned of deception, violence, corruption (as in the days of Noah), perversion, covetousness, much hatred (cold, hardened hearts), betrayal and gross evil (as in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah) have swept over all nations of the world today.

Barely a day passes now where we do not hear of cold-blooded murders, rapes and tortures, now often involving several people at one time, happening all around the globe – labeled terrorism.  Yes, terrorism has intensified and its dominance is creeping into every country upon the earth.

I will be covering some topics that are what I consider "hard truths".  We are in days of foreboding darkness, and days where we must make a stand. What I present is not done so to bring shame or guilt to anyone, but rather to expose deception and the evil that is boldly presenting itself around the world.

As you read the following, may this story and one scripture (cast the first stonein particular, stay forefront in the reader's mind.  When Jesus was teaching at the temple early one morning, the scribes and Pharisees presented a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. They were out for blood as they reminded Jesus that in the law of Moses, the command was that anyone caught in adultery was to be stoned to death. They wanted to know what He had to say.

It is written that they were tempting Jesus, so they could accuse him of heresy or some other charge and have him arrested.  They were not interested in any justice or mercy being shown to the woman. The whole scenario was meant to entrap Jesus.  He stooped down as if he did not hear them and began writing on the ground. To this day, no one has any idea what He wrote.

So when they continued asking Him, He lifted Himself up, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

And again He stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. [Jn 8:7-9]

After they all had left, Jesus asked her where her accusers were, asking if any man had condemned her (remained behind to carry out stoning her). She said, no.

...And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn you: go, and sin no more. 
[Jn 8:11] 

Great Wickedness
At the beginning of this year, January 2016, the Lord led me to include a prophetic word in a post. It must be clearly stated that on my own, I know nothing more than the next person. Only the true, Living God knows all things; only He knows the end from the beginning.  It is by and through His precious and Holy Spirit that dwells within born-again believers that we may be warned of things to come.

This is a repeat for good reason. The word given January 3, 2016:

This year 2016 shall bring many more deaths, not only in wars with ISIS (Daesh), but also in internal conflicts amongst the people and government agencies (even with those who are supposed to protect the people).

Death also shall be in cataclysmic events, ‘resurrected’ diseases and violence (protests and riots in various nations) among people (for political, religious and personal reasons) that could have been avoided. It is driven by demonic forces in the workers of iniquity (wickedness, deviation from the right path, pain-ridden evil), [sinful humans worshipping Satan, false gods that people call by different names]. This pertains to all nations, all people, tribes and clans.

End of excerpt – to God alone be all glory

The Lord does indeed warn of things to come, yes, but all of that should NOT be our focus. These things are spoken so that we can line it up with scripture, and so that we will hunger more for Jesus.  If we focus too much on the things of this world, we will become filled with fear.  If we hold fast to Christ, especially in dark trials and in dry seasons, He will be sure to see us through.

He is the Word come in the flesh, and faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Christ Jesus is more concerned about our walk with Him. God has been purging the Body of Christ for some time.  The closer we are to where He desires us to be, the more intense the pruning and the purging. The trials to prove us seem more than we can bear at times.  Fear not; He is faithful who has called you.

He promised to direct our paths [Prov 3:5, 6], and He exhorted us to not be wise in our own eyes, but to fear the Lord and depart from evil.  The Lord does not tell us everything.  I cannot pretend to know all that is going on, or all that He is up to. This I have shared countless times over the years.

It is wisdom that He does not reveal all.  He is the Sovereign God.  But if and when He does reveal certain things, and by His leading alone, those with a true message must share it, for the sake of others, but always for the glory of God alone.  The spirit of prophecy is the testimony of Jesus. [Rev 19:10]

Not all will accept Christ, even as they watch and see prophecies given in the Holy Scriptures come to pass before their very eyes.  Jesus is still hated, mocked and ridiculed by multitudes to this day. There are others who do not even believe in God…they just believe in themselves.

But we all have the ‘power’ and ‘right’ to choose, don’t we?  Isn’t that what mankind strives for, even to this day…power and our rights?  If only we could truly see that only God has all-power.  We have the ‘right’ to do as He asks, to obey Him, or we have the ‘right’ to refuse Him (disobey). It pleased God to give us the power to choose, to exercise our God-given ‘right’, as it were.

The Lord God desires to direct us; desires that we lean on Him to take us through this life. It is His good pleasure to do so, but how often do we not trust Him?  Long ago, so very long ago, the people were not satisfied to follow God’s leading. They insisted on having a ‘king’ (leader/a man) over them. And to this day, people protest and are dissatisfied with those in leadership.  Are we ever satisfied?
And said unto him (Samuel), Behold, you are old, and your sons walk not in your ways: now make (give) us a king to judge us like the nations.

Here were God’s chosen people that He had set free from centuries of slavery and bondage. By His mighty hand and breathtaking power, they crossed over a sea, of which the Lord had made great walls out of the water.  Even more remarkable was the fact that the seabed and rocks were dry, so they could pass quickly without getting bogged down in thick, heavy mud.

After the forty years of miracles, and after crossing over the Jordan (again the waters parted, and again, they crossed over on dry land) into the Promised Land, the time came when the Israelites once again became discontent. They wanted a king to rule over them like the other nations had, thereby rejecting God as the one to rule over them, to lead them and go out before them in battles. 

But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the Lord. And the Lord said unto Samuel, Hearken (listen) to the voice of the people in all that they say to you: for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should reign over them. 

According to all the works which they have done since the day I brought them out of Egypt even unto this day, wherein they have forsaken Me, and served other gods, so they do to thee also. Now therefore hearken (listen) to their voice; howbeit yet protest solemnly to them, and show them the manner of the king that shall reign over them. [1Sam 8:5-9]

God gives us warnings and exhortations.  He corrects and disciplines us as only He can do.  And yes, He even encourages us and will gladly strengthen us, when we cry out to Him. None of us know the mind of God, His thoughts or His ways. It is all beyond our comprehension, yet we strive to know and understand. 

The need to know began in the Garden of Eden when the fruit was eaten from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  From that time and forward, mankind has sought knowledge, ever searching in the bottomless pit, the wealth of knowledge that has no end.  We seek to know and understand everything we possibly can.

Yet, when it comes to that which lies ahead, in truth, we only know what He reveals of Himself (out of love, grace and mercy) in His Word, by His Spirit, through personal experiences, dreams, visions and by the operation of the gifts of the Spirit throughout the Body of Christ.

Bless the Lord, for He is good and his mercy endures forever!  But we also have a very real adversary, with his wicked armies both in the spiritual and in the physical realms.  He is the father of lies, a murderer from the beginning. He will deceive people, counterfeiting God’s ways, bringing forth false ‘prophetic’ words through his false prophets.

Satan brings teaching from the Word of God that has been twisted, presenting corrupted doctrines (doctrines of devils ) through his false teachers, but are ravening wolves (wolves in sheep’s clothing). 

Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; [1Tim 4:1]

The master illusionist can appear as an angel of light, and his ministers can appear as ministers of righteousness, yet we are told that their end will be according to their work. [2Cor 11:15]

Motivated by their own greed, pride and various lusts, many think they are usurping God’s authority and successfully deceiving the people, but their destiny, their doom is sealed…unless the false ones repent. Satan and his demons will never do so. Great is their hatred, rebellion and pride.

There is no chance of redemption for them (I will leave it at that because those belonging to certain sects of Universalism think otherwise, believing God will not only redeem wicked people who never repented, but also Satan and the fallen angels, but scripture is clear about their sealed fate). 

One truth that is solid is that every person living has a chance to repent as long as there is breath within them.  Keep in mind that we may never see the rest of today, let alone tomorrow.

Consider that faithful, ancient piece of advice carefully because procrastination tempts us all.  As the worn-out, yet well-used clichés go:  “Why put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” “We are not promised tomorrow.” “Death is no respecter of persons.”

Satan will not give up on his deception. He is cunning and clever, wise in distorting truth. He whispers lies mingled with truth, being the deceiver that he is.  He gives false hope with temptations to turn people from Jesus and to keep them from seeking and obeying God.

He has his dedicated followers as well, his sorcerers, enchanters, those who practice witchcraft and divination, false prophets and teachers. He has infiltrated the body of believers, sending enemies into the camp, wolves clothed in sheep’s clothing, as well as false brethren.

He allures through the senses (flesh) with temptations individually selected, temptations that promise to bring satisfaction to the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life. It is not cruelty when we are told to “die to self”.  It is wisdom.  For example, a dead person cannot be tempted.

It is a daily battle to pick up our cross and die to self.  At times, it is a process of overcoming, but Christ is with us. That is why whenever we fall, we must rise and rise again. Sometimes we may stay down awhile, like a lost sheep stuck on a dangerous rock. We cannot go forward, backward or any way…all we can do is stand.

Time passes and we know we cannot stay in that place forever. We decide. Do we want to take a chance and fall away over the edge, or in great humility, will we plead for the Good Shepherd to rescue us. He hears the voice of the lost. 

He reveals His glory to us and His light will dispel the darkness round about us. He hears His children when they are discouraged, or when they have a broken and contrite heart. He hears the cry of the humble. When there is nothing we can do to help ourselves, is it not amazing that when we cry out to Him, the Shepherd appears?  Does He not leave the ninety-nine righteous to go after the one lost? 
Call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me. [Ps 50:15]

The righteous cry, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. [Ps 34:17]

Call unto Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not. [Jer 33:3]

God promises to help us. When we chose to walk the path, and pick up our cross to die to self, we will hear the voice of the accuser, the mocker, he who ridicules and slanders. Yes, it is a hard call, even agonizing as the flesh fights to survive, and narrow is the path.

We may stumble in our weakness, and another may have to help us in the carrying of the cross for a short distance.  But Jesus promised never to leave or forsake us. When we seek Him, we will find Him. The Word is true. God is an ever-present help in trouble! 

He will deliver us and often when we least expect it. How often does He move right when we have all but given up, holding fast to that mustard seed of faith? The Lord God will strengthen us so that we can endure. Jesus intercedes for those who love Him, that our “faith not fail” us.

So many are saying that we are NOT in the last days, that I am compelled to painstakingly present the following.  For the beloved brethren who are indeed aware of the times we are in, please bear with me.

Violence

Violence and deception, corruption and lawlessness are mushrooming around the globe.  We know that every year, unnecessary and untimely deaths take place. That is a sad reality, but when God sees fit to warn of “many more deaths” and “internal conflicts”, then it is my understanding that the “many deaths” pertain to ‘globally’, on an increased scale and unusual ways, and will stand out as above and beyond the ‘normal’ violence that occurs in today’s societies.

He is warning of the lateness of the hour, with signs all around that point to these days quickly becoming “as the days of Noah” and as in the days of “Sodom and Gomorrah”.  Whether we like it or not, we must pay attention and seek God and cleave to Him through Jesus Christ!  Deception, violence, corruption, betrayal, lawlessness, indeed…

The brief word that I speak about was posted on January 3, 2016:

This year, 2016 shall bring many more deaths, not only in wars with ISIS (Daesh), but also in internal conflicts amongst the people and government agencies (even with those who are supposed to protect the people).

Death also shall be in cataclysmic events, ‘resurrected’ diseases and violence (protests and riots in various nations) among people (for political, ‘religious’ and personal reasons) that could have been avoided. It is driven by demonic forces in the workers of iniquity (wickedness, deviation from the right path, pain-ridden evil), [sinful humans worshipping Satan, false gods that people call by different names]. This pertains to all nations, all peoples, tribes and clans.

The above short, prophetic word was posted on January 3, 2016 on the article called: Need to Know – Part 3. If interested, please scroll down about three-quarters of the article to the subtitle: Nothing too Hard for God, for the original post of the prophetic word about 2016. 

I began writing this portion of the “Dangerous Ground” series over two weeks ago (mid-July), but replaced some of the events that took place with more recent ones.  However, it seems nearly every week we hear reports of yet another deadly ‘terrorist’ attack, many being claimed by IS (Daesh). If I kept updating, this part would never get posted.

Even as I have went over this writing yet one more time to check for errors before posting it today (July 28, 2016), I have added yet two more links. One link leads to a news article reporting about a warning from the director of the FBI about more terrorist attacks coming on U.S. soil due to ISIS being defeated in Syria. 

The second link is a report from NBC news that notes that Rio de Janeiro, the city where the next Olympics are being held, has increased its security in fear of an attack.
Yes, violence is occurring at alarming rates, with two more recent episodes happening in Florida, United States, as well as in Kabul, Afghanistan.  In the U.S., the attack was the fatal shooting at a nightclub in Fort Meyers, Florida (July 24, 2016), where a party for teens (swimsuit-themed) was held.

The ages of the young people (mostly teens) ranged from 12 – 27 years old, with the two confirmed dead being males, aged only 14 and 18 years old.  Three suspects were being held in custody but no names were released as of the time of this writing.
The day before, July 23, 2016, 80 people were killed and 230 injured in Kabul, Afghanistan in a suicide bomb blast, an attack which has been claimed by IS (Daesh).  

“Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack, adding that its fighters detonated explosive belts “at a gathering of Shiites,” according to IS-affiliated Amaz news agency.”  (Full report at the RT link above)

Wall Street Journal reportsAn Afghan intelligence agency official said the attack was carried out by three suicide bombers dispatched from Islamic State’s eastern stronghold in the Achin district. “There were three bombers and they were all armed with suicide vests. Probably they all detonated their explosives at once,” the official said.

Many of the protesters were ethnic Hazaras, a Shiite minority group, who had gathered to oppose plans to reroute a planned power line – a decision they fear would deprive a central Afghan province of a major source of electricity and investment.”
deranged teen who was bullied kill 9 people, ages 13-20
and one aged 45, before killing himself_Munich Germany
The reports regarding the Florida shooting of teens vary slightly, but an estimated 14 to 17 other young people were injured.  And as recent as Friday, July 22, 2016, nine people were shot and killed in a Munich, Germany shopping mall, all aged 14 to 20 years old, except for one. 
Last month, four innocent people sitting at a cafe were killed in an Israeli shopping mall in Tel Aviv, when two terrorists arrived and randomly began shooting. Ten went to hospital where three died. One terrorist was amongst the injured and was listed in serious condition.  
A terrorist, a Tunisian man residing in Nice, France, drove a cargo truck and ripped through crowded streets, killing 84 people and injuring 303 before police managed to surround the vehicle and kill the driver.  
Monday, July 26, 2016, a car bomb in Damascus wounds several people.
retrieving the drowning victims
Approximately the 19th of June, 2016, a cataclysmic event occurred in Karelia, in northwest Russia, close to the border with Finland. Reports state that 13 children between the ages of nine and eleven years old drowned in Syamozero Lake during a strong storm that arose.

At the time of this writing, one person is unaccounted for. It is not known if the child made it to safety or not. A storm warning was in effect and the lake is known to be dangerous in storms.  One adult instructor died. Most of the children were from Moscow and Petersburg, with the deceased being orphans and children from troubled families.

The camping trip had been sponsored and therefore a gift. Children’s Rights ombudsman Peter Astakhov told RIA, a state news agency, that the deceased children were not wearing any life jackets or vests.

The Lord forewarned back in January that there would be “many more deaths” and “death will also be from cataclysmic events…”  This cataclysmic event at the Karelia camp on Syamozero Lake could have been avoided for the following reasons.

(1) The deceased children had no safety gear on (helmets or life jackets/vests).

(2) The instructors were not properly trained; it is possible that alcohol was consumed.

(3) A storm warning was in effect; even the local fishermen avoided the lake that day.

(4) The Russian Emergencies Ministry was not informed, so no timely rescue was conducted if the rafters did not return when expected. REM states that it would have advised the camp to cancel the trip for the day, due to the storm warning in effect. The lake is known for sudden, strong storms.

(5) The storm was violent, with strong winds and waves up to two meters (six feet) high in places.

(6) A criminal case has been filed by officials with the charge of “the provision of services which do not meet safety (security) requirements and negligently caused death (manslaughter) of two or more persons.”

Below is an excerpt from Insurance Journal website, where an article with the FBI’s warning was posted.
FBI Director James Comey
Hundreds of terrorists will fan out to infiltrate western Europe and the U.S. to carry out attacks on a wider scale as Islamic State is defeated in Syria, FBI Director James Comey warned.

“At some point there’s going to be a terrorist diaspora out of Syria like we’ve never seen before,” Comey said Wednesday in New York.  “We saw the future of this threat in Brussels and Paris,” said the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, adding that future attacks will be on “an order of magnitude greater.”  Source: Insurance Journal (National News)
NBC News reports that Rio de Janeiro beefs up its security in preparation of any possible terrorist attack, due to the thousands of people attending the Olympics, held from July 28 – August 4, 2016.

I do not need to post more, as other countries have suffered from attacks, riots, protests (demonstrations) and cataclysmic events so far this year. We will see even more increase in security around the globe, and we will continue to hear warnings. It would be a long list if I continued, and we are only in the seventh month, with five months remaining.

Corruption and Perversion

Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!  [Is 5:20]

LGBT Movement (Civil Rights)

I am sure this next portion will not sit well with many, as there are those who have family members and friends who are involved with the LGBT movement, or perhaps they themselves have sexual preferences identical to those who are involved in or with the civil rights movement. 

A surprising majority of people now believe and state that “homosexuals are born that way”. Independent research groups state that their studies have revealed that there is a difference in the brain, as well as in the genes (discovery of a gay gene).  

This article posted on the True.Origin Archive website expounds upon it.  There is an Editor’s Note for the site: “While not explicitly addressing the origins debate, this article debunks “science” mythology that has been popularized without rigorous objective critical analysis, in much the same way as most evolutionary dogma.

Readers would do well to discern and distrust every variety of pseudo-science, whether invoked to justify a religious philosophy (as evolution for philosophical humanism), a political ideology (as evolution for both Nazism and Socialism), or a questionable human behavior (as the ‘gay gene’ myth for homosexual conduct.”  (Editor’s note from the True Origin Archive website)

Why would God condemn homosexuality if it was a genetic disorder? Why would it not be something that would then need healing, rather than being called an abomination?

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind (sodomites), Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.  [1Cor 6:9, 10]
Gay Pride Parades are global (celebrating LGBT – or biblically called, homosexuality).  They are celebrated from Vancouver, BC to Halifax, Nova Scotia, from California to Florida, from the Netherlands to Venice, from Philippines to India, from Britain to Australia.

Even in Israel, the Gay Pride parades have been held, although the Be’er Sheva parade, which was held on July 13, 2016, was diverted by police.  Participants were denied permission to march through the main road of the city.  The LGBT movement is doing its best to have homosexuality embraced globally. As of 2016, there are at least 21 countries allowing same-sex marriages. 

Those who hold fast to God’s commandments and His Word will be hated. We are considered ‘old school’ and ‘religious zealots’, and at times, even called “Pharisees”.   The new name for those who believe all God speaks about homosexuality is: “homophobic”.  

The day is coming when any who oppose the Antichrist system will indeed, be killed and those who do it will believe they are doing God a service. [Jn 16:2]  The Word of God is very clear and sober about unnatural relationships.

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affection, for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another: men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet (necessary, as binding).  [Rom 1:24-26]

As for the “Gay Pride” parade:
The show of their countenance (pride) does witness against them; and they declare (parade) their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves. [Is 3:9]

Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. [Rom 1:32] (…not only continue to do so, but approve of those who do the same)
Transgender beauty pageants now happen, and who can tell that these women were once men?

Does that mean that we are to go about killing homosexuals? No, rather we are reminded that all of us are worthy of death, for the wages of sin is death. [Rom 6:23]  All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. The sin of one may not be the sin of another, but sin is sin nonetheless.

There are 77 countries around the world that have strict laws against homosexual acts.

This site (updated May 28, 2016) categorizes the countries where homosexuality is illegal, placed alphabetically under the headings of Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), the Americas and Oceania.  

Europe has no country with a law against homosexuality. Russia and Lithuania have “repressive laws against ‘propaganda of homosexuality’” but have no specific law penalizing homosexual acts.
Homosexuality is a problem in every nation, every country, globally.  The majority of countries around the world will not tolerate it and enforce strict laws, some even with death penalties. Less than half the countries, such as Canada and the United States, are supportive of same-sex marriages and homosexual activities.  However, two-thirds of the countries still strongly oppose it and have stringent laws in place for offenders.

Jesus died for the sins of all mankind; there is not any sin that cannot be forgiven, except blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.  “Love the sinner and hate the sin” is not scriptural and will not be found in the Bible. It is an expression that came from Ghandi, who reworded a thought that Augustine had written at one time. 

The prophets of old, John the Baptist and Jesus Christ all gave the same message – repent. Jesus reached out to the rejected, the outcast and the downtrodden.  He healed the lepers, ones that society in those days shunned and isolated. 

At one time, homosexuals were shunned and isolated.  It is only in the last few decades that most began to “come out of the closet”, as the saying goes, indicating that they have come out of hiding or secrecy.  But now, more countries have begun to accept homosexuality and have written laws allowing same-sex marriage, which, according to God’s word remains taboo.

Through His people, filled with the Holy Spirit, the message of the Lord is heard clearly:“Come unto Me. Repent – be forgiven and cleansed, for the kingdom of God is at hand.”
There are multitudes that have come out of homosexuality and are forgiven, cleansed and saved. They feel free and are happy.  Many have married those of the opposite sex; many with children. Jesus read the beginning of Isaiah 61 in the synagogue for a reason, but none understood at the time.  He was revealing to them who He was and what His mission was.

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord has anointed me to preach the good tidings unto the meek; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; teat they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified. [Is 61:1-3]

Young people who are homosexual or who are questioning their sexual orientation are often rejected, ridiculed, confused and depressed. Among all age groups, it is the youth that have a high rate of suicide.  All things are possible with God and He still delivers people out of bondage.  Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life. Great is His love!

Counseling, prayer and repentance are what each need. There is room for all at the cross and the arms of Jesus Christ are still open wide to all who will come. By His spilled blood, all can be cleansed and forgiven.  We have all fallen short of the glory of God, every single one of us.

The only one born who remained without sin is Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha’Maschiach), which is why only He could be the perfect sacrifice, the Lamb slain, born of incorruptible seed, by the Word of God, for the purpose of being the ONLY way unto salvation.

There is hope for ALL who confess and repent of their sins to the God who created them. Christ Jesus died for all who would believe and receive Him as Saviour and Lord.

But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by Him do believe in God that raised Him up from the dead, and gave Him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.  [1Pet 1:19-21]

From homosexual to heterosexual, from Muslim to Christian, from white to black, from Indian to Asian (and everyone else in-between)…ALL need Christ Jesus.  His purpose in dying, being buried and resurrected to life again was so that all mankind would have the opportunity to be forgiven, cleansed and set free through Him, to the glory of God!

Bestiality

God gave them up to uncleanness through the lust of their own hearts…” is a portion of scripture that would easily address bestiality as well. It is not enough that the natural relationship between one man and one woman has been sabotaged and corrupted, but there are those who desire interaction with animals as well.

Canada’s Supreme Court was in the hot seat when it ruled in favour of a man who had been charged with bestiality, when he forced sexual interaction between a daughter and their pet dog. His attempt to have the dog penetrate the girl failed, but other sexual acts were carried out. Since no animal penetration occurred, the charge was nullified.

The court declared that legislature had not “clearly defined” bestiality and therefore, the sexual act that took place was permissible under the law. It is obviously an old perversion, since God found it necessary to make guidelines, which He gave to Moses.

Neither shall you lie with any beast to defile yourself therewith (thereupon): neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it [is] confusion. [Lev 18:12] 

And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast. [Lev 20:15, 16]

The Word of God is clear on His position regarding such matters. If people want to parrot that “we are under grace, not under the law”, I beg to differ. We are under grace because of what Jesus accomplished with his death, burial and resurrection; however, Jesus himself stated that He did not come to “abolish” the law, but to fulfill it.

He did not sin; therefore, He fulfilled the law. He is the New Covenant because mankind could not keep the law, which exposed our sins and our need for a Saviour.  Through Christ, we can obtain mercy and grace.  
The Cross - Ron DiCianni (artist)
Through Jesus/Yeshua, we can be cleansed of our sins when we truly repent and ask forgiveness, and we can boldly approach the throne of God (spiritually), yet in fear of the Lord. That goes for ANY of us, ALL who repent and believe...that is where the walk of faith begins.  It is for..."whosoever will."

We have natural (aero and thermodynamic laws, gravity, motion etc) and physical laws, laws of the land, and yes, there are also spiritual laws.  Even though God is Sovereign and all-powerful (omnipotent), and could do as He pleases when He pleases, He has established constraints even upon Himself.

One example of this is our ability to reason and decide for ourselves, and make choices (freewill). We can decide to believe in God or not; we can choose to accept Jesus or not. In His goodness with creation, He chose to grant us this privilege, though He could have made us as robots which have no power to make their own choices or decisions, but are instead ‘programmed’ a specific way.

There is the law of faith [Rom 3:27]; the law of sowing and reaping [Gal 6:7]; the law of Spirit of life versus sin and death [Rom 8:2; Rom 6:23]; righteousness (obedience; right-standing) brings reward [Josh 1:8; Deut 5:33; Deut 28:1; Is 32:16, 17]; plan of salvation only through faith in Jesus [Jn 1:12]

Abortion
Another sensitive issue for so many, believer and unbeliever alike is abortion. This is when the child is cut away from the mother’s womb and its life ended.  The truth is that most women that have abortions do so because the pregnancy is unwanted, an inconvenience. 

There are times that a pregnancy occurs after a rape or incestuous act, but statistics have shown that this is the case in only about 2% of abortions.  Many believe that abortion is acceptable in such cases. Two wrongs do not make one right. Taking the life of another is still murder.
When did we become God and determine whether a human should live or die? Yet we are told that a fetus is not a human, but once fertilization occurs, the joining of the sperm and egg does indeed begin the process of developing a child. Should the decision of survival not be left up to God, who alone knows the end from the beginning? 

Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet unto the nations
[Jer 1:5]

I knew a woman who became pregnant from a rape at the age of fifteen.  She kept the incident from her parents until she was well into her pregnancy and began to show. Her parents suggested that she give the child up for adoption. This young woman hated the child within her because it reminded her of the great trespass that was done against her. Her fears held her back until it was too late for a safe abortion.

Adoption of the baby was decided upon. Her parents were not Christians, but they counseled their daughter to wait one month after delivery before putting the child up for adoption. The young woman was adamant in that she would not change her mind. She hated the child, she claimed. Period!

After the pain of delivery, the doctors placed her newborn son in her arms. At first, she resisted, but then agreed to just “look at him”.  She felt a strange pull on her heart.  He was so tiny, so helpless…she realized that he was as helpless toward her at that moment as she was helpless toward her assailant. As she realized that, she quickly released the child to a nurse.

To cut to the quick, the young woman fell in love with her son and no longer considered adoption an option. Her parents told her that she could continue her education, as her mother was willing to care for the child whilst her daughter, the new mother, was in school.

That young woman, who despised the act that impregnated her (rape) and who initially despised the child that was conceived by her offender, came to love her newborn son.  She realized that the child was not responsible for what happened to her, but was the inadvertent (involuntary) result.

Eventually she married, and her husband loved the boy as his own. She and her family ended up becoming Christians (another great story). She forgave the one who raped her. She felt that God perfected His word in her life, particularly Romans 8:28 "For we know that all things work together for good, to them who love God and are the called, according to His purpose."

She never regretted her decision to keep the baby and he grew up to be a son that both parents, as well as his siblings, were proud of. What a testimony she has to the glory of God!

Yes, there are some decisions that are difficult. If you are a Christian, God will guide you.  No matter what reason causes you to consider abortion, I urge you to seek God and His counsel. Scripture is clear that God forms the child in the womb. 

If you are not a Christian, there is a way to receive counsel from your Creator, and that way is repentance and acceptance of Jesus Christ. There is always hope for the hopeless, answers for the questioning and freedom for the captives.

For You have possessed my reins: You have covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are Your works; and that my soul knows right well.

My substance was not hid from You, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in Your book all my members are written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
[Ps 139:13-16]

In ancient days, it was the custom throughout many lands to sacrifice children. The Lord was greatly angered when the Israelites began to sacrifice their sons and daughters to idols. Instead of destroying the idols and nations that were doing wickedly, His people joined the heathen in their customs.

But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works. And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them. Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils, And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood. [Ps 106:35-38]

(Note* - I've revised a few lines below because I do not want to sound condemning. I'm sure many who have gone through this life-changing decision have seen all kinds of shocking reactions and heard some harsh things. Sadly, some of the worst words and reactions come from believers. My intention is not to join in finger-pointing. There is no stone or rock in my hands.

Today, abortion is acceptable in countless nations, but it is not acceptable to God. I do believe that all sins are forgivable, except blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. Abortion is today’s ‘child sacrifice’, sacrificed to 'a god that is no god at all'.  

Who is the one who tempts all of mankind? Who has convinced the multitudes (once again) that taking the life of another is alright? Who is a murderer from the beginning, the father of lies?  It is Satan. 

From early days, Satan has convinced people to sacrifice their children to ‘gods’. Those who did so believed for 'special favours'; others believed it was pleasing to their 'god'. 

As stated, most societies today, but not all. Countries like India, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, South Africa, Libera (other places in Africa), Mexico, Chile, just to name some.  Yet, for most countries, child sacrifice is not allowed in the cultures. Those into the occult in all countries do believe in sacrificing human life for certain rituals and covertly carry such out.  But unsatisfied, Satan came up with a way that is not only allowed, but is openly accepted.He called it abortion.

I know many women who regret having had an abortion. They silently grieve and fall under heavy condemnation within themselves. That guilt and shame is NOT from God.

There are some, and sadly this is also true, there are some who feel no regret, no remorse at all. To them, what was inside of them was not anything more than a large blood clot, a mass of tissue and blood.  

When I was barely in my 20s, I knew a woman who was very promiscuous. Abortion was her form of birth control. There was one year where she had four abortions. She was very fertile. 

She carried on with abortions for a few years that I am aware of, until one day she fell in love. She became pregnant and she ended up marrying the man. They had two children before she divorced him for physical abuse.

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. [Rom 3:11] 
The Bible says, ALL.  My sins may not be the ones you committed and vice versa, but that does not make one better or worse than the other. We all have to repent of (change our mind and heart; turn away from) our sins. It is the release from heavy burdens; a cleansing downpour, a fresh start to begin a new journey. It is the beginning of a new life.

The governments today are changing laws into what is called ‘lawlessness’ by the Almighty Creator; laws that are against God’s will and defy His wisdom. 
Same-sex marriages, bestiality and abortions are all forms of lawlessness. 

Violence abounds, corruption and deception have become the norm globally.

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous (lovers of money, possessions, even wanting what is not theirs), boasters (proud, arrogant), blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers (liars, false witnesses), incontinent, fierce (violent, abusive), despisers of those that are good,
Traitors (betrayal), heady, high-minded lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. [2Tim 3:1-5] 

Great Wickedness

Politics
As of July 26, 2016 (yes, I’ve been working on this part of the writing for well over two weeks now [prayer, waiting on the Lord and pressing matters]), over 300 people have been executed in the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte has urged authorities, as well as the general population, to kill drug dealers, drug addicts and other criminals.

As a result, it has been proven that many innocent people have also been slaughtered, without investigation, arrest or a trial in court.  Signs are often put on the bodies saying whether they were an addict or drug dealer.  According to a report by Independent news (UK), the president has offered cash rewards for the “turning in” of drug lords.
President Duterte believes that addicts hooked on meth (methamphetamine aka ‘speed’) have no chance of rehabilitation.  The new police chief of the Philippines has ordered all police officers who are linked to narcotics trafficking in any way to surrender or be killed. 

He allotted 48 hours for them to turn themselves in.  President Duterte stated that a list of officials, police and Chinese nationals involved in the drug trade would soon be announced and their identities disclosed.

Religion
Father Jacque Hamel, Rouen Normandy - throat slashed by Muslim youth
On July 26, 2016, whilst conducting mass, Father Jacques Hamel, an 85 (some reports say 86) year old priest had his throat slit in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray (Seine-Maritime/Seine River), an old church located in Rouen, Normandy.  

Police ''martyr'' two Muslim men, age 19, the other a minor
Two young Muslim males (one 19 years old; the other a minor), who had also held five hostages at one point, were responsible for the attack, which was ultimately claimed by IS, a jihadist organization. The two were “martyred” by police when they exited the church.

François Hollande, President of the Republic described the two young men as “terrorists claiming Daesh [Arabic acronym El]. He stated, “We are facing a group, Daesh, who declared war on us. We must conduct this war by all means, in accordance with the law, so that we are a democracy. Let’s block, that is how we will win the war against hatred and fanaticism. We must stand together.”


Social

I will end this portion with the news of 15 killed and 45 injured by a man who went on a rampage in Sagamihara, Japan, a city west of Tokyo.  The man, said to be in his 20s, was a former employee of Tsukui Yamayuri-en, a handicapped facility in Midori Ward. Tokyo Reporter states the man turned himself in at the Tsukui Police station.

Violence is global and out of control.

Deception
Falsehoods or deception will only be successful when cloaked and disguised as truth.  Deception hides naked underneath the sugar coats.  Satan’s ultimate goal is deception, just as he began in the Garden of Eden when he twisted God’s Word in order to tempt, deceive and seduce the woman. Once deceived, the woman Eve, in turn, convinced Adam to disobey God.  Satan causes people to be deceived and to deceive. [2Tim 3:13]

All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for My name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another.

And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity (lawlessness, wickedness) shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.  
[Mat 24:8-13]

Great wickedness has and is escalating exponentially.  More and more people are becoming desensitized to evil reports. Children are being raised on books, movies and games that promote and glorify violence, murder and even witchcraft.

Yes, many people grieve over these things, and yes they can get stirred up, but it is almost as if the majority of the populace has come to expect violence, the “new normal”, as the news media and the politically correct circles have come to call it.

Multitudes of people are moved at the moment, yet secretly glad when an evil has not touched them or their loved ones. It is as though “life must go on” and soon things slip away from memory, until the next violent or grossly immoral event occurs, then, we remember all the horrendous events.  

I do not believe that is intentional for most, but part of a survival mechanism, as well as part of the ‘desensitizing’ and the ‘dumbing down’ of society intentionally perpetrated by rulers of darkness, spiritual wickedness in high places.

Yet, the family and friends of victims of war, as well as the victims of violence, have to bear the suffering, loss and grief thrust upon them.  Violence has become an unpredictable rollercoaster, a never-ending ride that now has taken on unprecedented and God-forsaken twists and turns.  There is no sudden stop or end in sight, just as Jesus forewarned.

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart. (man changed, not God)

The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.  [Gen 6:5-6; 12-13]

Is everything not corrupted now?  Is the earth not filled with violence once again? Every day in the news, people are suffering as a result of violence – war, terrorism, racism, social and religious intolerance, decrying unjust and biased laws, protests and riots are increasing, and the list goes on.

Hearts are indeed waxing cold, as prophesied.  Laws are changing to condone sin and to “please the people” (political correctness).  The laws now embrace ‘lawlessness’, an open rebellion against God’s will, His Word and His commandments. It truly is as the days of Noah, just as Jesus prophesied.  

We are in the end times, despite the protests of the naysayers…and may God open the eyes of those who cannot yet see the signs all around us that Jesus (Yeshua) told us to look for.

For the mystery of iniquity (lawlessness) does already work: only he who now lets (restrains, holds back) will let, until he be taken out of the way.  And then shall that Wicked (the lawless one) be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy him 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. [2Thess 2:7-10]

Is that not the way it is now?  Is God’s way not corrupted upon the earth, yet again?  According to statistics, homosexuality (LGBT – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) is slowly being accepted and embraced by most countries around the world. Spain, Germany, Czech Republic and Canada scored the highest acceptance overall globally, according to a poll done by Pew Research Center in 2013.  

Canada, Australia, Argentina and France follow up close behind. This report reveals statistics and data from the Pew survey from 2001-2016, and pertains to United States only.  According to the report, in 2001, 57% of Americans were opposed to same-sex marriage. This year’s poll (2016), 55% (over half) are now in support of same-sex marriage.

For 2016, data reveals that white evangelical Protestants and black Protestants remain low in acceptance of homosexuality; however, acceptance in those areas is slowly rising.  Is it compromise, or have the people become so duped that they yield to deception? 

The data reveals that those not affiliated with any religion (non-denominational) had the highest percentage of white mainline Protestants with the highest acceptance average.  Pew’s determines that the shift is due to generation change, with younger generations being more supportive. The older generation has apparently become more supportive in the past ten years (decade).

Are the people not being deceived? Are not even those caught up in the sin of homosexuality also being deceived? Is society not slowly accepting the ways of lawlessness? Has corruption and deception not infiltrated the churches? It is all happening just as Jesus/Yeshua forewarned and prophesied.

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.  [Rev 12:9]

Of a greater concern is deception taking place within the Body of Christ; false prophets, false teachers, doctrines of devils, because we are to be examples to the world. We are to be set apart, but instead, many are embracing the ‘new age global unity’, the ways of the world, and compromising the very Word of God by their actions. 

It is not the ‘love’ of God that inspires this, but an agenda to bring in the Antichrist and his system of operating. There has been an infiltration of false brethren, as well as Satanists and Luciferians, whose entire agenda is to corrupt and mislead new converts, those weak in the faith and those burdened down by sins that they struggle to overcome.

Several denominations have ordained transgender or homosexual ministers.  There are many now who pastor a church and who carry out wretched methods and sinful practices. False signs and wonders have been manifesting for decades now, but are ever-increasing. 

It is not my intention to get into the false (counterfeit) tongues, or the doctrines of devils such as the one that teaches people that they are ‘gods’, or the prosperity gospel, or the counterfeit signs and wonders appearing real, such as gold teeth, gems, gold nuggets and gold dust, etc, as well as other deceptions in the church.
Does God tempt us with the very things He tells us not to covet?  I have touched upon these things in past articles. We are cautioned to test every spirit to see if it is of God [1Jn 4:1]. That is God’s wisdom; we are all free to research on our own.  We are encouraged to study to show ourselves approved.

The whole purpose of sharing the above was to point out, beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are indeed in perilous times.  If the last days began in the time of the apostles, how much closer are we to the return of Jesus Christ now?

Yet, the naysayers are many and who can blame them, with all the false prophets and false teachers who down through the centuries have prophesied dates of the return of the Messiah, or the destruction of the world etc.  But those who know their God and His Word and abide obediently in Christ stay wise.

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lust, And saying, Where is the promise of His coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

But beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, aand a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. [2 Pet 3:3-4; 8-9]

It astounds me that there are some Christians who truly believe we are far away from the return of Christ.  Prophecies are being fulfilled before our very eyes.  That is another topic for another time. The one thing the Lord Jesus clearly forewarned about regarding the last days was deception.

When the disciples privately came to Jesus (Yeshua) on the Mount of Olives, they wanted to know when the things He had spoken would come to pass, what would be the sign of His coming and the end of the world?  When Jesus answered, the very first words out of His mouth were about deception.

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ, and shall deceive many.  [Mat 24:4, 5]

He goes on to mention some of the things that will take place (wars, rumours of war, etc), but then again brings up deception, hate and betrayal.

And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity (lawlessness) shall a bound, the love of many shall wax cold. [Mat 24:10-12]

And before His prophetic warning was complete, He repeated again: For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. [Mat 24:24]

As I have stated before more than once, when God repeats a thing, I pay attention because God does not waste words. If He repeats a thing, it is necessary. We constantly need reminders.  There are things we know deep within, yet with all the busyness and distractions of the world, we tend to forget. A timely reminder is a precious gift.

Further on, in 2 Corinthians 11:13-15, it is written: 

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

Yes, I repeated the above scripture to drive home the fact that deception is a key weapon in the enemy’s arsenal for these end times. It is his most powerful weapon. Remember, Lucifer (Satan) managed to deceive and convince one-third of the then-holy angels to join him in rebelling against their Creator, the holy Living God.

To really drive home the warnings that Jesus and His apostles spoke, I end this part on deception with words spoken by the apostles Peter and John.

But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingers not, and their damnation slumbers not.  [2 Pet 2:1-3]

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. [1Jn 4:1]

It is important that we keep aware of what is going on around us, as surely as the prophets of old, God’s people and Jesus and His apostles were aware.  We cannot allow all the terrifying and treacherous things happening to consume us with fear, or for evil to become our main focus. Yet, on the other hand, we cannot turn a blind eye to it and pretend it is not happening. 

In is crucial that we keep our eyes upon Jesus. We must be filled with the Holy Spirit and be continue to be filled (remember the five wise virgins made sure their lamps did not run out of oil).  We need not fear because God is for us and not against. 

The Lord God will direct our steps and keep us from deception, particularly when we pray that we will not be deceived either by self or any demon.  Cry out for truth and God will not send strong delusion.  When we pray fervently to remain filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit, God will grant it. Therein, we need not fear, but rest in Christ Jesus and fully trust God.

For everyone that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened. If a son shall ask for bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?

Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?  [Lk 11:10-13]

Please understand that in no way am I condemning anyone. I remember well where the Lord brought me from and the patience He has had with me since, as He works purging and purifying. I have not 'arrived', nor shall I until I pass from this earth.

What I am trying to say is that we ARE in the last of the last days. Jesus is waiting to forgive any who cry out to Him in genuine repentance. He will come to you, forgive you, cleanse you and lift you up. All past sins will be cast into the deep sea, the sea of forgetfulness.
He will turn again, He will have compassion upon us; He will subdue our iniquities (lawlessness, sins); and You will cast all their sins into the depths of the seas.  [Micah 7:19]

What I have presented are hard truths. But I would rather you despise me and go forward in repentance and be saved, than to love me, only to end up in the lake of fire, the second death. That is another hard truth.

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. [Rev 20:15]

Part FIVE (final part) is to follow shortly…

for His glory alone


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