Monthly Archives: April 2016

“First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.  4) They will say, ‘Where is this coming he promised?  Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.’ ” .. (2 Peter 3:3-4) …

There it is! .. He told us so .. that in these final days of the Church Age people of all walks would mock those of us who hold on to the true teachings of the prophets. .. I must admit that it is very difficult at times because often I feel that nobody listens anymore .. that we who ‘watch’ have ‘cried wolf’ many times too often. .. But then when I read the words of the teachers & prophets of old, it re-energizes me because it reminds me that it WILL be like this just before the triumphant return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. …

Most every generation since Jesus’ time here on the earth have believed, & even anticipated His return. .. Until recently, so, too, did this one. .. But of late, it seems that the large majority of today’s church leaders are ignoring the obvious convergence of all the prophetic signs that are currently befalling this world. .. Because I follow this stuff every waking moment, it astounds me that this is happening! .. I mean, how can anyone miss what is going on .. especially those who are supposed to know what the scriptures teach. .. But then again, this is another prophesied sign of our times. .. Jesus said to the ‘spiritual’ leaders of His time .. “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’  3) and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast..’  You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.” .. (Matthew 16:2-3) …

It is truly amazing as to how the ‘condition’ of the Church has declined in recent times. .. But again, the Bible clearly tells us this would happen .. that the end-time Church would fall into a ‘lukewarm’ state. .. (Revelation 3:15-17) ..  We are now witnessing first-hand what was foretold in the Book of Revelation of how this last-generation Church would become ‘wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.’ .. Judging from what I see, this has happened. .. And the real tragedy? .. Most everybody in the pews of America’s churches are being led down the path of destruction by these current modern-day false prophets & seducers who twist or ignore God’s Word for their own fame & personal gain. .. Today’s ‘spiritual’ leaders are going to extraordinary lengths to ‘adjust’ God’s Holy Word so it will fit into today’s world. .. Teachings that point to absolute sin are now being sold to the ‘sheep’ that because it is now modern times, these practices are all OK. .. But then again, what does the Bible really say? .. “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” .. (Isaiah 5:20) …

I wasn’t going to go ‘there’ today, but I am so sick of these ravenous wolves masquerading amidst the flock .. these modern-day self-appointed apostles, false teachers and prophets who set out to seduce and devour the scripturally unprepared souls. ..

Sadly, we have emerged into the ‘Days of Noah’ as the Bible prophesied we would in Matthew 24:37-39 .. where we are going about the business of life and have put aside those who are trying to warn of the coming days of tribulation that are soon to befall this world. .. It is really frustrating to know that few have the time to listen to us ‘watchmen’ anymore. .. It must have felt this way to Noah as well. .. Think of it. .. Here’s a guy building a boat on a mountain & preaching of the coming flood. .. But, like today, people just kept going about their business ignoring all the warning signs. .. I would even imagine some of them most likely thought that Noah should have been ‘committed.’ .. I mean, building a boat on a mountain? …… Think about it. …

But we who know the truth will persevere! .. God will see us through these lukewarm, perilous times! .. We will continue to ‘build the boat!’  .. Hallelujah!!

I want to conclude with a statement from brother Hal Lindsey who sums it up quite succinctly ..

“Folks, it’s all beginning to unravel. .. America is in more danger of falling than at any time in its history. .. But I believe Bible prophecy predicts this very decline. .. From this point on, we believers have to get serious. .. We are going to face discouragement, disillusionment, and most certainly, persecution the time between now and the rapture. .. But don’t be discouraged or disillusioned. .. The coming turmoil will provide us unrivaled opportunities to share the Good news of the Gospel. .. So be ready to share your faith and your hope with those who need Christ. .. We still have time to reap a ‘great harvest of souls’ for God’s Kingdom.”

He is absolutely right! .. Naysayers will come. .. Scoffers & mockers will increase as we draw ever closer. .. And yes, there will be times of disillusionment & discouragement. .. But we must never forget this one invaluable truth ..  we who ‘know’ have the hope of His coming glorious kingdom .. a time of pure joy & happiness. .. Hallelujah! ..

The signs of the times are upon us. .. And what does that tell us? .. “When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” .. (Luke 21:28) .. He is coming soon! …… Hallelujah! ..

Until next time,

Red

“I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teachings you have learned.  Keep away from them.  18) For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites.” .. Romans 16:17-18

It is simply amazing to watch & observe just how fast our nation is succumbing to the ‘sinful ways of man.’ .. It seems that of late, almost every facet of our way of life is experiencing changes that are completely contrary to what we once thought of as ‘normal.’ .. Of course, this is nothing new to those of us who pay attention to what is going on around us. .. But what has gotten me so stirred up this week is this rampant onslaught of this ‘gender-neutral’ campaign that is taking place right before our eyes. .. I mean it is all over the news every single day now! ..

Let’s for a moment take just a quick glance at what is going on in North Carolina. .. This state is under total attack by the likes of most all big business as well as the entertainment & professional sports programs .. and why? .. Because they want men to use the men’s bathrooms & women to use women’s bathrooms! .. Gee! .. How rude of them! …

The following are just some of the news headlines from the past couple of days regarding this issue …..

   *Springsteen, others cancel concert dates in North Carolina ..

   *NBA Gets Political – Tells Charlotte to lose LGBT Law or Lose All-Star Game ..

   *Britain Issues Warning for LGBT Travelers Visiting North Carolina & Mississippi

   *North Carolina in Shock as Porn Sites Blocked Over LGBT Law ..

   *Several Large Retail Companies threaten to Pull Out of North Carolina due to

     LGBT Law ..

(Note:  These same companies & entertainers who are boycotting this state have no problem doing business or entertaining in places that behead & torture homosexuals) …

I mean the list goes on & on … And here are just a few more related headlines just this week ..

   *North Carolina Governor says ‘LGBT Movement may be the strongest

     lobby group is U.S ..

   *Another Caves – Louisiana Governor rescinds Religious Liberty Order ..

   *Court Rulings Concerning ‘Gay Issues’ nearly 100 Percent in support of LGBT

     Agenda ..

   *Most all Major Corporations As Well As Hollywood Support LGBT Agenda ..

   *Corporations on Transgenderism: Normalize the Bazaar ..

   *Tennessee Bill To Keep Men Out of Women’s Restrooms Dies ..

   *Georgia Dumps Doctor Over Church Sermons – Claim His Position On

     Homosexuality is Discriminatory ..

   *ESPN Fires Analyst Curt Schilling Over His Anti-Transgender Remarks ..

   *Target Latest Retailer Giant to Eliminate ‘Gender Identity’ in Public Bathrooms

   *Civil Rights Commission says North Carolina Bathroom Law ‘Jeopardizes

     Physical Safety’ of Transgender People ..

OK .. Enough already! .. I mean this ‘LGBT’ stuff seems to all of a sudden dominate our lives! .. Everywhere you turn, there it is! .. And again, as I stated at the outset, this has come upon us in rapid fashion. ..  I will use my own life as an example of what I mean .. (Story time! .. Aren’t you thrilled?) .. It wasn’t that many years ago that I was in the military & first exposed to this ‘way of life.’ .. I was basically a sheltered kid from a then small town in Oregon. .. I’d never heard of the LGBT stuff and, after boot camp in San Diego, was transferred to Naval schooling in San Francisco. .. It was there that I first came into contact with ‘this way of life.’ .. I must admit I was shocked! .. I mean, how could people even consider such a thing! .. Again, that wasn’t that many years ago, and look around now? .. It seems every attempt is being made to make it the ‘normal’ way of life … and if you disagree? .. You become a pariah & are labeled as a ‘judgmental hater’ …

Which brings me to my next rant! .. How is it that those who generally support these types of things are always pushing for ‘equality, diversity & fairness’  and all the other buzz words that goes with it, but if I happen to disagree? .. All that equality stuff goes out the window. .. The new movement is something like this .. ‘agree with me and all is good and fair .. but if not, then you are a hater and are a threat to our new gender-neutral way of life’ .. Simply, In the minds of the new progressives, it’s ‘their way or the highway.’ .. I’m now ‘old-fashioned’ and a relic of the past. …

And now the next rant! .. More & more of our churches are joining in with this scripturally perverse way of life! .. I mean large denominations like the United Methodists, United Presbyterians, and the Episcopalians are already there and many more are considering it as we speak. .. Much of the teachings from the pulpits today are endorsing these lifestyles as the ‘new normal’ .. that as society evolves, so, too, the Church must evolve with it. .. While this is good for their numbers & collection plates, it’s dead wrong when it comes to the scriptures they claim to support! .. Let me share just one with you right here … “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God?  Do not be deceived:  Neither the sexually immoral nor idolators nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” .. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ..

Now I realize that there is a whole list of sinful lifestyles mentioned here, and it is clear that this issue of homosexuality is one of them. .. No matter how you look at it, it IS NOT an acceptable way of life in the eyes of God! .. Oh, and by the way, there are some 20+ scriptures in the New Testament alone that directly address this issue of sexual perversion. .. I know I say this a lot .. and yes, societies do evolve, but God’s Word never changes. .. Societies at times may feel uncomfortable with parts of what the Bible teaches, but it doesn’t give it the right to alter or re-write what it teaches, just because it ‘doesn’t work’ for certain segments of society. …

None of us knows for sure just how long our nation can go on living this way, but I do know this .. God’s judgement WILL come upon this land if there isn’t a sudden about-face in our moral values. .. Every society throughout history that has endorsed these kinds of lifestyles have fallen away. .. They have ceased to exist!  .. Is America any different? .. Do we get to do it our way, regardless of our Creator’s laws? .. Are we the exception? .. Sorry, but no ……

Maybe to some I am a dinosaur in today’s world, but is it wrong for me NOT to want my wife or daughters to be in the same bathroom with some confused man? .. And if I feel this way I’m considered an obstruction to the new way of life that is being forced upon me? …….. But then, I should not be surprised by all this … Doesn’t God tell us that it will be this way in the end times? .. Well folks, here it is! …

The world is getting darker & darker by the moment, and yes, it is becoming more & more difficult to follow what the Bible teaches, but I want each of you to remember this …. The Bible gives us the ONLY hope in this rapidly dying world. .. Jesus Christ IS the ONLY answer to any & all of our problems. … “This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you:  God is light;  in Him there is no darkness at all.  If we claim to have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth.  But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin.” … 1 John 1:5-7 .. Hallelujah! … He is the light of the world! .. To walk in darkness is the choice of those who choose sin over righteousness. .. He is the hope. .. You are not alone. .. Again, hallelujah! …

Until next time,

Red

” ‘The days are coming,’ declares the Sovereign Lord, ‘when I will send a famine through the land – not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord.’ ” .. (Amos 8:11) …

Does this prophecy sound familiar to what is taking place in our land concerning the words of the Holy scriptures? .. You bet they do! .. There’s no doubt that America is suffering a severe, and most likely, fatal condition of unabashed apostasy! .. A ‘Christian crisis’ has emerged and the end result will be devastating. …

Last week I addressed this specific issue in my commentary .. “The Walking Dead” .. how the Church as a whole has become lukewarm towards the true teachings of the Bible. .. And, just in case you don’t remember, Jesus hated this ‘lukewarmness’ and said He would ‘spit it out of His mouth’ if it were to continue. .. (Revelation 3:15-17) …

It doesn’t take a genius to realize that this ‘crisis’ is very real. .. Just look for example as to how many churches today are ‘selling out’ the true teachings of scripture so as to adjust to today’s society. .. More & more are endorsing sinful lifestyles in order to appease the masses … to keep their numbers & donations intact. .. Their leaders are saying things like .. ‘It’s the new normal – the old ways are uncomfortable and no longer apply to today’s society and therefore need to be thrown out – it’s the ‘new normal.’ ..

2 Timothy 4:3-4 sums it up quite appropriately .. “For a time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine.  Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their ITCHING EARS want to hear. 4) They will turn their ears away from the truth and TURN ASIDE TO MYTHS.”  (emphasis mine) …

That’s right! .. If it doesn’t ‘hear well,’ just go ahead and change it” .. If it doesn’t ‘sit well’ in today’s ever-changing world, adjust it so that it will! … And then what happens? .. It becomes a myth! .. And what is a myth? .. Something that has been watered down or altered so much that it’s original meaning is no longer relevant. .. Hence, a lie! ..

It’s story time! .. (aren’t you thrilled?!) .. I remember a conversation I had with a Lutheran pastor many years ago, about the time I was really ‘getting into’ the Bible. .. After some discussion about certain issues concerning Church & state, he told me point blank that he believed Paul’s writings were no longer relevant in today’s world .. and that was back in the 1970s! .. I then asked him this question? .. Where was I to draw the line? .. He never was able to give me an answer. .. Why? .. Because there isn’t one! .. The bottom line is that though society may change, the Bible never does! .. Though we decide we don’t like something, that doesn’t give us permission to just ‘leave it out!’ .. We either are, or we’re not! .. We are either in, or we’re out! .. It doesn’t work both ways! .. I do realize, and have even questioned some parts of scripture that is very difficult for me to adhere to. .. I mean some of it is really hard to follow in today’s world. .. But again, that doesn’t give me the right to ‘alter it’ so it’s easier for me. .. I mean, who am I? .. Who gave me permission to decide whether God is right or not?!  .. Just think about it …….

OK .. To show a clear example of just how far we have gone ‘off-track’,’ let me turn for just a moment to this national election process we are currently enduring. .. When I listen to these so-called Christians telling me how they are going to ‘save the world’ through the political process, it becomes more than I can bear most of the time. .. I mean the compromising is simply unbelievable! .. This recent Barna poll sums up much of the problem … ‘Of the 80+ percent of us who call ourselves Christian, some 60+ percent are ‘sort of’ – not really dedicated’ .. (or lukewarm) .. And then the Christian Post had this survey .. ’39 percent of current GOP (republican) evangelical voters don’t believe the Bible is the literal Word of God!’ .. There it is again! … If it doesn’t fit, just change it! … How tragic this is! .. The scripture that came to mind when I read this was this one .. “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness .. ” .. (Isaiah 5:20) .. And then this following verse is perfect when describing the vast majority of today’s political leaders .. “Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.” (Vs. 21) …

David Jeremiah summed up the ‘validity’ of today’s American political process as it relates to the Church with this dissertation from his book, ‘Escape The Coming Night’ …… ” Today there are many Christians who are bent on changing society through government programs, lobbying activities, civil disobedience, and pressure groups.  I do not find any place in the Bible that says this is the mission of the Church of Jesus Christ.  The mission of the Church is to witness to lost souls about the redemption provided by the Lord Jesus Christ.  This mission is being replaced by those who believe the Kingdom of God can be established here and now by our human activities.”

Continuing, pastor Jeremiah says, “Jesus warned that in the last days before His return there would be a Church which would brag about its growing strength and self-importance.  Today there are many undiscerning Christians who are looking for the Kingdom of God on earth, a kingdom where justice will reign and nations will exist in peaceful coexistence.  This arrogant Church covets political power, not the power of God.”

Richard Halverson, the former esteemed chaplain of the U.S. Senate said,  “The more I listen to evangelicals talk, the less I hear about the hope of Christ’s coming again and the more I hear about making the U.S.A. a Christian nation ….. sometimes I think if Christ would come back, it would constitute a terrible interruption of their plans.”

Simply, we Christians here in America have lost our way and are putting our hope in things of this world. .. And by doing this, we must compromise to the ways of this world in order to appease the masses! .. The Bible says this about ‘the ways of the world’ .. “Do not deceive yourselves.  If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise. .. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight.” .. (1 Corinthians 3:18-19)

We are truly experiencing the “Days of Noah” right before our eyes! … People are oblivious as to what is taking place all around them. .. And sadly, as the ‘flood of spiritual darkness’ is descending upon them, they simply do not recognize it! .. How tragic! … Satan is turning up his wrath as prophesied in Revelation 12 as well as many other parts of scripture. .. I like what Pastor Carl Gallups said concerning these days …… “Increasingly, we are seeing Satan take off his mask and display the truth of his diabolical maneuverings right before the eyes of the world.  His time is short, and he knows it.  The Lord Jesus is soon to return.  We are living in prophetic times – like no other generation in the last 2000 years.  I would expect to see increasing displays of abject evil and apostasy as we move along down history’s road.  The scripture is pretty clear regarding this truth.” ……

I want to close with another quote – this one from former U.S. Senator Michelle Bachmann .. “We see the destruction, but this was a destruction that was foretold.  The prophets in the Old Testament, they longed to look into the days that we live in, they longed to be a part of these days.  That is why these are not fearful times.  These are the most exciting days in history!”

She is absolutely right! .. For those of us who study God’s Word & understand why things seem to be falling apart, it is only pure prophetic proof of our Lord’s imminent return! .. Hallelujah! … I want to close with this verse of warning. .. Read it, and then take a really close look at ‘who & where’ you are regarding your relationship with Jesus Christ. .. It’s not meant to judge or scare anyone. .. My only intent is for all to take these times seriously and ‘TO BE READY! …

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.  23)And then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you.  Away from me, you evildoers!” .. Matthew 7:21& 23 …

Until next time,

Red

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