Monthly Archives: June 2015

June 17, 2015

First of all, what I’m about to share with you is NOT a prophecy ……

Last Sunday evening after our church service, several folks were standing around discussing something. .. One of them called me over for my opinion. … The question?… Is America in trouble, and if so, how soon will we see what’s to come. … The following was my response. …

I’ve mentioned many times in past writings that I do not believe America is specifically mentioned in Bible prophecy … that she will ‘fade away’ in these final days of the church age. … So then, what will happen to take her ‘out of the picture?’

For anyone who studies the Bible’s teachings concerning the prophecies of these last days, and then stays in tune with the news headlines that are currently taking place all across the globe, it is not that difficult to formulate some possible scenarios that will soon come to pass. … As for the planet as a whole, it is quite apparent that coming political & economic chaos is just around the corner … but let me stick to just America for right now. …

Let me start with all the military operations that have been, and are currently planned to take place right on our own soil. … We just saw the Texas governor call out his national guard to ‘observe’ the ongoing federal ‘exercises’ in his state. … Many more across the midwest and California also were taking place. … And on July 15th through September 15th, the ‘big one’ named “Jade Helm 15” is scheduled to occur over many, many states. … When questioned about this, the government’s answers, as usual, are vague and watered down with rhetoric about it all preparing our military for possible civil chaos which could be caused by a myriad of things. …

Then there’s the government’s agencies hiring ex-military personnel for special training in ‘civil control’ … special bunkers being built for the ‘elite’ … railroad cars equipped with shackles and other various ‘crowd control’ items … the list goes on! …. Just a brief note … I have a close personal friend who travels the country in his work for a major intel corporation who ‘accidentally’ saw one of these railroad cars up close. … Just so you know, my friend is a Christian and NOT some ‘nut-job’ conspiracy theorist …..

Now with this in mind, let’s now look at the rapidly increasing civil unrest that is currently taking place in more and more cities across this nation. … The main cause, for right now anyway, is the ‘race’ issue. … And what is really interesting about all this? … Our current leaders .. Obama & Holder as examples (both African American) .. are fueling this fire. … And soon, the nation’s economy will contribute also to all the civil unrest. …And once again, we see the current national leaders ‘throwing gasoline’ on this fire as well. …… As we move further & further into the summer months, this civil instability is only going to increase, to the point that all the current training by our military will be needed to control an unraveling society.

Then on top of this, the so-called ‘right-wing’ gun owners will NEVER give up their weapons, and when the government comes to take them, they will rise up and the national chaos will only increase. .. In fact, some say civil war is coming. … As a result of all this, our government will have no other alternative but to declare Martial Law.

So when do I think this will all happen? … Anytime between now and the next 18 months, with the last six months of 2015 being extremely significant. … In fact, if we make it that long, there most likely will not be a national election in 2016 because of the chaotic national conditions. … And for the time remaining for this country overall, Mr. Obama will ‘need to stay’ right where he is to try and save what is left of this once-great nation. (Some say this was his & his people’s plan all along) ……

You may think I’m crazy .. and yes, I hope I’m wrong and we continue as a functioning nation for a bit longer … but I can guarantee you this much for sure … God’s judgement is coming upon this land, and very, very soon … and that’s not me saying it, but God Himself through His true prophets! … Just look at us! … We are completely morally bankrupt … God has been pushed almost totally out of our society … we have turned our backs on God’s chosen people (Israel) … we are killing innocent babies by the millions …. the list goes on & on & on & on ………

Again, this is just a prediction, and not a prophecy … But we who follow God’s divine teachings know for sure that the whole world will be transformed ‘in the twinkling of an eye’ … and it’s just around the corner. …. I pray that all of us who understand this will spend what time we have left to tell as many as we can about how Jesus can save us & keep us from all this coming destruction & chaos. …. and soon, HE IS COMING IN VICTORY! ….. Hallelujah!!!

Until next time,

Red

June 2, 2015

A few weeks back, Pastor Andy Stanley, whom I respect and enjoy listening to because of his ‘relevant’ approach to today’s world issues, made a statement that drew quite a bit of attention, mostly negative from the more conservative leaning Christian community. … His statement, in essence, implied that the Church should be considered the “safest place for ‘gay’ young people.” … My first reaction was essentially the same as the rest of the conservative opinions … that it was just another young leader ‘selling out.’ … But somehow, as the days passed, I couldn’t shake this thing and since have come to a completely different thinking on it.

Oh Oh, you are saying! … Brother Red is falling into the proverbial trap that so many others have … but before you pass judgement on me, like I originally did concerning Pastor Andy, let me explain ….

As most ‘thinking’ Christians would do, we know we must turn to the Bible to get the real answer to any question or dilemma .. so .. that is exactly what I did. … Here’s a quick synopsis of what conclusion I’ve come to. ….. First Jesus teaches that we must follow Him and His teachings in order to be His true disciples. … Knowing this then, what did He do when confronted with sin? … Let me share three examples …

*In Matthew 9, the Pharisees asked His disciples this question .. “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and ‘sinners?’ ” (vs. 11) … “On hearing this, Jesus said, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means. I desire mercy, not sacrifice. For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.’ ” (vs. 12-13). …

*In Matthew 18, Jesus warns against looking down on others in the teaching of ‘the lost sheep’ … “What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go back for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way, your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.” (vs 12-14) …

*In John, chapter 8, Jesus forgives an adulterous woman. .. She had been caught in the act of adultery, and according to Mosaic law,she was to be stoned to death. .. On being questioned about this, Jesus said, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” (vs 7) … Vs 9-11 concludes with this … “At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, ‘Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?’ ‘No one, sir,’ she said. ‘Then neither do I condemn you,’ Jesus declared. ‘Go now and leave your life of sin.’ ”

Hmmmmmmmmmm … So unlike many of our church families today! …. In fact, it would seem that the ‘common sense’ church has all but disappeared from the American Christian landscape. .. It seems we have either gone off the deep end and have accepted the fact that ALL sin is just fine and there is no such thing as Hell or consequences for a biblically-defined sinful lifestyle … or … we have become so inward and judgmental of anything and everything that we have shut out that lost sheep that so desperately needs to be reached! ….

In keeping it simple, let’s go back to the third example for just a moment … What was the closing statement Jesus made? … “Neither do I condemn you. Go now and leave your life of sin.” …. So what happened here? … No, He did NOT approve of her sin but He did show her love and an example of what love is! … He saved her life and showed compassion for her! .. Should it be any different for our modern-day sinners? … No, we cannot and should not accept sinful lifestyles as OK, but by the same token, we can’t just push them all away without showing them that we DO care and that we also love them. … What chance do they have if we don’t show them the true nature of Jesus? …

I have no idea what Pastor Andy Stanley’s position is concerning the issue of homosexuality, but I DO applaud him for saying that the Church needs to show love to the sinners of the world, homosexuals being just one of the categories. …

OK .. I’m done. … Just give it some thought and prayer. … Does your fellowship show love to those who are lost? … Do they actually reach out to the fallen? … If not, that fellowship is NOT following the example shown to us by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. … Just sayin’ …

Until next time,

Red

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