The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

In 1910 some 66% of the world's Christians lived in Europe. Now that number has fallen to about 25%. Today in America, 76% of the population call themselves Christians, compared with 86% in 1990. The Dallas Morning News reports: “The Christian share of adults in the U.S. has declined sharply since 2007, affecting nearly all major Christian traditions and denominations, and crossing age, race and region, according to an extensive survey by the Pew Research Center. About 71 percent of American adults were Christian in 2014, the lowest estimate from any sizable survey to date, and a decline of 5 million adults and 8 percentage points since a similar Pew survey in 2007.”

We are living through the biggest religious transition since the Reformation of the 16th Century. Nation after nation, falling away, becoming more and more secular, greedy, amoral and disobedient to the teachings of The Word. The Church of England, the RCC, America’ false religions, how easily they will slide into the clutches of the final antichrist. Even now the antichrist spirit rules and reigns in the hearts and minds of millions of professing ‘Christians.’


“Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. "I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.”
John 17:11-21


Monday, May 25, 2015

Revelation 18:4 .....'And I heard another voice from heaven saying, come out of her My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins and that ye receive not of her plagues.'

Pastor Rick Warren appeared in Congress with pop icon and outspoken homosexual Elton John recently to ask for more money for AIDS research. They were clearly having such a good time that they started holding hands.

After taking their seats at the witness table, the giddy pair laughed and smiled as they held hands, with Warren saying “Amen” and cautioning Elton John that if they kissed it would be “the kiss heard ‘round the world.”

“Dark Freedom traces the rise of lawlessness over three thousand years of Western History, isolating the destabilizing errors of philosophy and religion which have slowly but surely led the world into darkness.” Author Unknown

“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:19-21




 


Friday, May 22, 2015

“And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceived the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. … Woe to the inhibiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” Revelation 12:5-12

Nebraska declares state of emergency in bird flu outbreak
Wars and rumors of wars
Vatican recognizes Palestinian state
Earthquakes
Chinese Province removes hundreds of crosses from churches
Anti-Semitism reaches critical mass in Europe, worst levels since 1930s
Human trafficking thriving in Thailand
Ohio National Guard preparing for possible riots in Cleveland…

“...as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts."  1 Thessalonians 2:4






 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A new Girl Scouts of America (GSA) policy states it will extend membership to boys who identify as girls.

"If the child is recognized by the family and school/community as a girl and lives culturally as a girl, then Girl Scouts is an organization that can serve her in a setting that is both emotionally and physically safe."

"Blessed is the man who - Walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, - Nor stands in the path of sinners, - Nor sits in the seat of the scornful [mockers]; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night." Psalm 1:1-2

Saturday, May 16, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) -

Pope Francis praised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as an "angel of peace" during a meeting Saturday at the Vatican that underscored the Holy See's warm relations with the Palestinians.

Francis made the compliment during the traditional exchange of gifts at the end of an official audience in the Apostolic Palace. He presented Abbas with a medallion and explained that it represented the "angel of peace destroying the bad spirit of war."

Francis said he thought the gift was appropriate since "you are an angel of peace."

"...it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us. ....
"Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also."
1 John 2:18-23


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The pontiff "is a Jesuit, and I, in some way, am too," Raul Castro said at a news conference at the office of Italian Premier Matteo Renzi, with whom he met after his Vatican talks with Pope Francis. "I always studied at Jesuit schools."

“When the pope goes to Cuba in September, I promise to go to all his Masses, and with satisfaction. I read all the speeches of the pope, his commentaries, and if the pope continues this way, I will go back to praying and go back to the Church, and I'm not joking," he said.

Speaking about Francis, Raul Castro said he has been "very impressed by the popes’ wisdom, his modesty, and all his virtues that we know he has."

"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." Matthew 6:24 [or communism or Mary or the pope or…] 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Christians around the world are suffering terribly at the hands of those who follow Satan.

It should be clear to all, that we are living in the Last Days. Persecution, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, dying oceans, war, immorality and Satanism are accelerating. Faith in God has collapsed in the West, while revival is breaking out in Middle Eastern and Asian countries.

The question every follower of Christ Jesus our LORD should be asking is… WHY.??.

I have heard it said, “the more things change, the more they remain the same.” Hosea wrote in Hosea 4:6 that God's people were being destroyed for lack of knowledge… “because thou hast rejected knowledge.” It wasn’t ignorance that brought destruction upon Old Testament Jews, it was their rejection of the truth.


America is "one nation under God," but which god? Americans have rejected the God of the Bible and replaced Him with a god of their own lust, desires and lifestyle choices.

The scripture talks about a remnant. A remnant is defined as, “a trace, fragment, or scrap.” Not everyone who is a part of the church is truly His Bride. Many who attend church on Sunday morning, live like hell Monday through Saturday.

Indeed, persecution is coming to Americas' lukewarm, greedy, self serving pew sitters.

The question is not ‘do we know God’, but does God know us?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

“There is a segment of our society that is ready to blame President Obama for everything, including America’s moral disintegration.

Although Obama’s election and reelection were manifestations of America’s decline, he is not the cause of it. And although Hilary Clinton’s election would be the final nail in the coffin of the America we once knew, she will not be responsible for it either.

So who is responsible for placing society’s body over the bottomless pit of moral decay? I, for one, place the entire blame at the feet of some church leaders—those who actively worked to obliterate the biblical moral code, and those who, by their silence, essentially acquiesced to its destruction.

It was in the 1980s that the Episcopal Church not only pushed acceptance of homosexuality as an alternative lifestyle (under the guise of “love and anti-discrimination”), but then to prove their point, ordained practicing homosexuals into the priesthood. Then, instead of condemning the Episcopal Church for its departure from God’s creation blueprint, the Presbyterians, soon to be joined by the Methodists, felt that they must join in the destruction. For who on God’s earth wants to be branded as someone who “discriminates”?

Now here we are in 2015, and we’re watching many Bible-waving, evangelical televangelists following the same parade route into the abyss. But why not? Why become unpopular with society? Why get buried under the avalanche of the new morality?

When I was part of the Episcopal Church, the arguments given by our homosexual friends were very simple: “We just want to be able to visit our partners in the hospital . . . become beneficiaries of their estates . . . collect social security . . . etc., etc.” But most discerning people could see that was merely the camel’s nose under the tent.

Most of my friends and former colleagues, however, could never image the day when one could be fined or even go to prison if they didn’t sanction, participate, or otherwise approve of such departure from God’s created order.

I know I’ll be called every name in the book, but it’s too late to avoid that. I’ve already been called everything there is to be called. But that’s not the issue. God knows my heart, and I hate no one, no matter how much I disagree with them. But I won’t compromise God’s truth.

The U.S. Supreme Court may soon make its most tragic decision since Roe vs. Wade with the upcoming ruling on same-sex marriage. Soon Bible-believing Christians in America may face the form of suffering that ISIS is inflicting upon believers in the Middle East. Then we will need to remember our forebears in the early church who considered it a privilege to die for Christ.

For me, that possibility represents the greatest of ironies. I escaped from the Middle East some 45 years ago to seek freedom and avoid persecution. But now, here I am in this one-time land of freedom, facing the prospect of persecution and imprisonment with thousands of other Christ-loving pastors.

In the Day of Judgment, it will be the church leaders who led us down this path who will pay the highest price. May God have mercy on their souls.”

Michael Youssef at MichaelYoussef.com

Sunday, May 3, 2015

"Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!” says the Lord." Jeremiah 23:1

"Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: 'I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.' Therefore 'Come out from among them and be separate,' says the Lord." 2 Corinthians 6:14-17

Another stepping stone toward a One World Religion…
 
Pope Francis believes the cause of unity is not an optional undertaking for any Christian community, and said, “the differences which divide us must not be seen as inevitable. Some wish that, after 50 years, greater progress toward unity would have been achieved. Despite difficulties, we must not lose heart, but we must trust even more in the power of the Holy Spirit, who can heal and reconcile us, and accomplish what humanly does not seem possible. Pope Francis demands that what has been separated must unite.” [Catholic Herald]

Among many erroneous believes held by the RCC, the Pope worships Mary as the Queen of Heaven, seeing her as co-redeemer, co-matrix with Jesus and claims infallibility as Christ on earth, Vicar of Christ.

"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn-bushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them." Matthew 7:15-20

Beware of those who come as sheep but are ravenous wolves. Beware.!!.