"But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us."
2nd Corinthians 4:3-7

For Ever

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Matthew 6:13

The first real encounter with death for me was probably the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963. That was 10 days after my 5th birthday and although it wasn’t a traumatic experience in the sense that I remember family members crying and weeping, because I don’t, but it was more about the images that were impressed upon my mind that I attribute to the pictures that I remember seeing from the Life and Look magazines that I’d see at my grandparents house for sometime after that. I can distinctly remember being in my bedroom, which was converted from a back porch of our 2nd story duplex home on the west side of Cleveland (did you know if you jumble the letters around you get “See and Leave”?) and lying still in my bed with the covers over my head. I used to pretend that the covers were the American flag and I was dead JFK lying in that casket that I had seen in the magazine pictures. I can distinctly remember imagining what it must be like being dead. At that time I knew enough to know that once you were dead – you were dead and there was no coming back, so I’d lay there, a 5 year old, pretending I was dead and trying to process the thought of eternity…just existing for ever and ever and ever and ever and ever…without end…I can actually recall being startled into reality because my mind was actually entering into a sort of endless loop. It was kind of scary but yet it wasn’t. I’d lay there and repeat the sequence of going into eternity…for ever and ever and ever and ever…and coming back to reality. It was pretty exhilarating. I can also remember as a young child lying around on the grass on a summer day looking up at the sky and just being so enamored with the overwhelming wonder and beauty of the sky and the clouds or the stars and how big it all seemed. It seemed to me even back then that there was something beyond comprehension behind life and I even had the inclination to believe that I must have some purpose or reason for living. Thinking back on those thoughts I can easier appreciate what the Bible means in Romans 1:20: “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse”.

I suppose many have had the same type of reflections (at least the looking up at the sky part…I’m not so sure about the pretending to be dead JFK part:) and I think that as mature adults it should be a normal part of life to contemplate and come to terms with death and what lies ahead after the death of our mortal bodies.


One day recently, while reading the Bible, the phrase “endureth for ever” caught my attention. I discovered that this exact phrase is used exactly 50 times, however there is only 1 Hebrew word that has been translated into this phrase which is `owlam. (Strong’s #5769).

Here is the definition:

“from '`alam' (5956); properly, concealed, i.e. the vanishing point; generally, time out of mind (past or future), i.e. (practically) eternity; frequentatively, adverbial (especially with prepositional prefix) always:--alway(-s), ancient (time), any more, continuance, eternal, (for, (n-))ever(-lasting, -more, of old), lasting, long (time), (of) old (time), perpetual, at any time, (beginning of the) world (+ without end).”

The root meaning of this word is to veil from sight; to conceal. So it really makes sense how we can hardly put our minds around eternity – because we cannot see it!

There are numerous objects in the Bible that this word applies to other than the 50 occurrences that I just pointed out. First are some of the English words that have been translated from `owlam:

Always, ancient, continuance, end, eternal, ever, everlasting, evermore, lasting, long, never, old, perpetual, time, times, world.

Here are some samples of things that actually endure forever:

Genesis 9:16 – an everlasting covenant
Genesis 17:8 – the land as an everlasting possession
Genesis 21:33 – the name of the LORD – the everlasting God
Exodus 40:15 – an everlasting priesthood
Deuteronomy 33:15 – lasting hills
Deuteronomy 33:27 – the everlasting arms (strength/power)
Psalms 145:13 – an everlasting kingdom
Psalms 89:36 – His seed
Psalms 93:5 – holiness becomes thine house, O LORD, for ever
Psalms 119:112 – thy statutes
Hosea 2:19 – the marriage of Jesus Christ and his bride

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it; if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned (contemptible).– Song of Solomon 8:7

Here it says that many waters cannot quench love. That tells me that love is unquenchable (everlasting) and also that any love that man may have is incomparable to the love of God. This is why love is not an expression or a feeling. It is the actual presence of God. And from His abundant love we find grace and mercy…

Grace, Mercy and Faith

Among the 50 occurrences of the specific English term “endureth for ever” we find:

1. “His mercy” 42 times (the most occurrences)
2. “His (or thy) righteousness” 3 times (how ironic!)…and the rest occur a single time;
3. “His praise”
4. “The truth of the Lord (his truth)”
5. “His (or thy) righteous judgments”
6. “Thy name (his name)”, and finally
7. “The Word of the Lord” (his Word)

Notice that each of these characteristics is possessive to God Almighty. It is not enough to say that “mercy endures” or “praise endures”…it is the Lord’s mercy and the Lord’s praise that endures! In other words, there is nothing intrinsic to the human that can be applied to these eternal attributes of our God. Nothing that a human can put forth is sufficient – only God’s grace is sufficient in order for us to be saved. “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” – John 6:63

On the subject of mercy and grace: it is common for us to consider mercy and grace as one and the same. They are similar but there is a noticeable difference as seen through scripture and a breakdown of the Hebrew words. Let me preface the breakdown by stating something that may sound odd: Grace is temporary while mercy is not…grace is not eternal but mercy is eternal. This can be seen when comparing the Hebrew words used for grace and mercy.

Grace (or favor):
chanan (Strong’s #2583); properly, to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior; to favor, bestow; causatively to implore (i.e. move to favor by petition):--beseech, X fair, (be, find, shew) favour(-able), be (deal, give, grant (gracious(-ly), intreat, (be) merciful, have (shew) mercy (on, upon), have pity upon, pray, make supplication, X very.

Mercy (or favor):
chacad (Strong’s #2603)) in courtesy to an equal), i.e. to be kind; also (by euphem. (compare l288), but rarely) to reprove:--shew self merciful, put to shame.

The two definitions are very similar except for grace being “kindness to an inferior” and mercy being “courtesy (or kindness) to an equal”. We’ve learned and believe that the time that Jesus came forth; lived, died, resurrected and ascended until now is what can be defined as the age of grace as seen through Daniel 9:24-27:

24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

In the ancient Hebrew culture a week is defined as a time period consisting of 7 years. So from the time of the command to restore the temple in Jerusalem until the time that Jesus was crucified is a total of 69 weeks or 483 years (verse 25). So from the time of Jesus’ ascension we have been in a parenthetical time period of grace or in a sense – suspended animation. The beginning of the end of this age will be the seven year tribulation period or the 70th week. The age will culminate with God’s wrath on the wicked as he harvests a remnant of his people. Jesus came as a sacrificial lamb to be an offer of redemption for all of mankind so through Jesus’ flesh, God’s hand of grace has been extended for over 2,000 years. At the point when God’s wrath is being poured out during the 70th (or last) week (Daniel 9:27), he will be drawing back this hand of grace and the age will come to an end. This is the return of Jesus Christ as the Lion of Judah (Revelation 5:5) – he will sit for ever enthroned as the Lamb of God (Revelation 5:13), but there’s no getting around the Lion of Judah. So we can see that grace is extended to temporal sinners (kindness to an inferior – or a sinner) but mercy endures for ever for God’s children (kindness to an equal – or a saint).

Ephesians 2:5-9 says:

5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved).

6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

In verse 5 he says by grace we are saved but then there is a slight modification to this statement in verse 8 where he says that by grace we are saved through faith. People that believe that salvation cannot be lost because we are saved by grace are missing something. They are missing faith. We must believe by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and as we grow and mature we are being separated from the world and converted in order to be saved (the just shall live eternally by faith). Verse 9 says that this salvation by grace through faith is not of works. This correlates to Jesus responding to the people in John 6 after he had fed them with food for their bellies and they later went searching for him again (because they were hungry for more belly food). He chastises them by saying in verses 26 and 27 – “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.

Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.

Then they asked him in excellent carnal, devilish and religious fashion: “What should we do that we can work the works of God?”

Jesus answered and said unto them, “This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.”. The just shall live eternally by faith and faith alone…no works of the flesh allowed. We can do all the works we can think up but they are not regarded. Let us then also not be confused when someone says “the Bible says – we must show our faith by our works” – referring to James chapter 2. But these “works” that he is talking about are really the fruit of Jesus Christ which is the result of a nature changing from darkness to light. James previously wrote (chapter 1) that we should not just be hearers of the Word but “doers” of the Word. Does that mean we should be “workers”? No – a “doer” is someone who by nature walks in obedience to the God the Father.

But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God – Romans 10:16-17

So, similar to those that would maintain that “grace” alone saves us, many would say that all we have to do is “hear” the Word of God by any old preacher or that we should just read the Bible as a requirement once a day or so, but it all really stems from a real heart change not just a religious work of reading the Bible or praying or fasting.

Jesus drives the point home in John 6 when they further questioned him again in more typical devil fashion – by quoting scripture!...

30 They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?

31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.

32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.

Even though the Israelites survived on the manna from heaven to sustain them in the wilderness, Jesus is telling us that we cannot depend on just the written words of the scripture (Moses is used here to symbolize this), because he later says that they ate of the manna but they still died! (John 6:49), but it is the Spirit of God that gives us eternal life…we’re not talking about physical, biological life anymore – God doesn’t really care all that much about our physical bodies because they are temporary. Jesus goes on to say that HE is this bread of life and that He has come only to be a “doer” of the will of His Father, and then: “And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

At this many got offended, murmured and even his followers just walked away from him at that point. Jesus then asks his 12 chosen ones:

Will you also leave me?

Departing from the Faith

Some are even teaching now that ALL men are saved. If that’s the case why does God even bother letting the world continue spinning around with as much wickedness and depravity that exudes from it every day? If everyone is saved by grace only then Jesus should just show up and we can all live happily ever after. I’m not detracting from grace but the fact of the matter is that a person must receive that which is given and on top of that – a real born again believing Christian is a chosen, elected soul (“Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father – John 6:65). That teaching is another example of people walking after their own lusts and coming up with something conjured up by demons and calling it doctrine. Many Christians are in danger of losing their salvation because of doctrines of demons:

Now the Spirit speaketh 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; – 1st Timothy 4:1-2

In order to depart from the faith you have to at some point have been IN the faith…you can’t depart from JFK airport without ever having been in JFK airport.

At the end of John chapter 6 when Jesus asked his apostles if they would depart from the faith, the response was:

“And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.”

What follows is an ominous warning from the Lord:
Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?

The Lord personally knows those that are his (“But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.– John 6:64), and I pray for all who seek Him to become meek and lowly in doing so.

I don’t want to have any of the devil in me and that’s why we are exhorted to examine OURSELVES to see if we are IN the faith!

To close on a somewhat lighter note (but still being serious) - I have a personal axe to grind with the crazy world and the crazy Christian religion that continues to this day to refer to my namesake Thomas, one of the12 apostles, as “doubting Thomas”. Leave it to the world to be continually contrary to the Word of God. Jesus told Thomas:
Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

The last thing we heard from Thomas was “My LORD and My God!”…and Jesus says to him: “Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

Let us (Thomas’s and non-Thomas’s :) not be found doubting but believing the true report until the end – that we may be partakers of eternal life – to be For Ever with the Lord, Amen!

For since the beginning of the world (`owlam) men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has eye seen, O God, beside you what he has prepared for him that waits for him. Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance (`owlam), and we shall be saved. But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.” – Isaiah 64:4-6

But as it is written (the eternal Word of God), Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him. – 1st Corinthians 2:9

Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever. – Psalms 9:5

And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.– Psalms 41:12

A Dreamer of Dreams

Monday, October 12th, 2009

“Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.”

Deuteronomy 13:3-4

Any Christian who does not believe that we are now in the “last days” would have to be a fool. The Word of God is perfect and defies the naysayers in the beginning of 2nd Peter 3 warning us in no uncertain terms that we must: “know this first; there will come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts. These scoffers will say (are saying now) “where is the promise of his coming – they’ve been saying it’s the last days for generations – come on now…get for real”. When the first disciples of Jesus asked him what the signs would be of the end of the age – the first thing from his mouth was: “Beware that no one deceives you…” It is my sincere prayer that we are not deceived and walking after their own lusts – which is what every last one of us does by nature…until we come to the point of truly being broken in heart and in spirit and repenting before the Most High.

The Holy Spirit will be faithful to lead us out of the realm of soulish “churchianity” (religion) and into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ – for which there is no other way to know God the Father. He has been faithful to deliver us from the captivity of the Babylon and Egyptian existence. Not every one is at the same level of deliverance. This is where patience is wrought. Some have more Babylonian baggage to be loosed from. Some have more Egyptian baggage to be free from. This is depicted in bondage to religion (Babylon) and bondage to government/politics (Egypt). These are the two pillars that a blind Samson knocked down. Samson being a type of the end time called out people of God (commonly known as “the church”). This people can see through the illusion created by religion and politics and obey the command to “come out of her my people”. But this is not a people that can be seen by the masses (at least not yet). In fact, there is one thing that we really have to understand: where there are masses of people that are following after something, you can be pretty sure that it is a deception. Those of you that know the Bible, know that God always uses the unassuming – the meek and lowly – the one that most would say “no that can’t be God – look at him…he doesn’t have a following”. Today they would say “he’s in a cult”, but would they ever stop and consider that one billion people follow Roman Catholicism? Why isn’t Roman Catholicism considered a cult? Why isn’t Mormonism a cult? This is the result of spiritual brainwashing that is at a fever pitch right now! Why aren’t the ones following Oprah and Eckhart Tolle and Dr. Phil in a cult? Why aren’t the ones following Charles Stanley in a cult? Millions follow Tweeters and Facebook – why isn’t that a cult? Let’s be honest with ourselves. The truth is not always pleasant. Notice how when an apostle preached the gospel truth – people were cut to their hearts and riots were breaking out. That’s what the Holy Ghost does – he CONVICTS people of sin so that they can repent and be saved. But therein lies a choice and God is definitely “pro-choice”. There is now a very strong spirit of anti-Christ working on people to have them even subliminally deny the Word of God by allowing other beliefs or even fellowshipping with people that have other beliefs. Don’t take my word for it – read it yourself in the Bible:

“Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is a deceiver and an antichrist. Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house or welcome him. Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked work.” 2nd John 1:7-11

The Word of the Lord does not return to him void. I began to let go of my two sons a few years ago after many battles in the flesh trying to make them obey my commands etc., but they had a free will to do as they desired, which is exactly what they did. And as was the fate of most of us who grew up as children in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s (of course it is getting worse to this day) we fell into sex, drugs and rock and roll. They heard a lot of preaching but the eye-rolling and sighing comes with the territory when one is walking in a spirit of the mind that “thinks” they know something. This is why the sledge hammer of life (Satan) is used by God (gracefully) to beat us down until we snap out of our drunken stupor. This is what my sons are doing now. They are now coming to terms with dealing with the demons that they allowed in by opening the spiritual doors (portals) of darkness of sex, drugs and music and fighting for their own minds (Eph 4:23, Romans 12:2).

God is going to launch his last move primarily on the backs of this last generation. This will not be a religious move. This will be a supernatural move of the Holy Spirit. However, most of today’s “church” youth is going through the same religious gymnastics that they have been raised in by their parents (traditions of men) and they have not truly been born again. Now it’s worse because now they are more than ever allowing the styles of the world (kosmos) to influence them. Look at the way they dress, the way they act, the skateboards, the tattoos and piercing. This is not just a “cultural” thing. This is demonic. God is not a head-banger or a hip-hopper. He does not like long hair on men, butch haircuts on women, tattoos and body piercing. The problem with this younger generation is the same problem we had or still have (as we are being systematically delivered). The problem is: they love the world…they are walking after their own lusts. They are idolaters! The dry bones that God is going to raise up in the end are not going to care about this life. They are not going to care about extreme rock climbing and paint ball. They are only going to care about Jesus Christ returning to end this miserable mutation of life that Satan and his minions have molded since the Garden of Eden. Christians are not here to “change the world”; we are here to end this world. Jesus told them that if His Kingdom were of this world then his followers would fight the system. So what is a Christian doing today writing a congressman or a senator or marching with tape on their mouths in protest in an effort to change the laws? We have been duped! Jesus says those that overcome this kingdom of Satan “love not their lives to the death”. Everything about what the god of this world does to the human mind revolves around generating fear – and the number one fear that a human has is the fear of death. Jesus says that if we hang on to this life, we will lose our eternal life…if we let go of this life then we will have eternal life.

Whether you want to admit it or not, some of you have left your first love. You came up in a time that was not as travailing as today. Sure there were trials and tests in family life and life in general but it is different today. The reason that this warfare is more intense today is because of what has happened to us over the last 40 years. Starting with the removal of prayer in school in 1962, the doors opened up for the spiritual invasion the came in primarily through the music of the age. This opened up the door for the drugs. Then along came the “free love” and the hippies. Bear in mind that this “hippie” generation is now the ones who are hooked on the “legal” drugs of the day – this is all pharmekia: sorcery. Follow this with the worse case scenario – mass legalized abortions. At the same time the “women’s liberation” movement mounts up and this is soon followed by a loosing of mass homosexuality. Forty-plus years ago the demon of homosexuality was a shame, now it is exalted and those that speak against it as an abominable nature are accused of “hate speech” and are “homophobic”. Now we can see people today and very frequently cannot tell who is male and who is female. We are in the last days – and to that I say “THANK GOD!” What we must all sincerely do now is examine ourselves to see if we are really in the faith. Are we really going to be accounted worthy to escape the things that are very soon about to come on the earth? Remember what he said in 2nd John – we must watch out that we do not lose what we have worked for. This is not “once saved, always saved”.

Warning about God’s Dream

“God’s Dream” is the subject title and this is being passed along because it is important and it lends itself to what I have said at the beginning…we must take heed that we are not deceived. Some of you have joined yourselves to ministries that have promoted this theme. Have you asked – is this scriptural? Or does it just sound good – does it simply appeal to your feelings. This is witchcraft. For those of you that are now eye-rolling and sighing you had better ask yourself why does the Bible from beginning to end talk about witchcraft, sorcery, divination, incantations etc…and most Christians do not? The answer is because it is these very things that are at work against the mind of Christians (and non-Christians) who take it lightly.

Witchcraft is generally thought of as some kind of fictional fantasy that involves an African witch doctor or a lady with a black hat and a stew of bat wings and eye of newt. This is how Satan gets people to blow it off – he brainwashes through the centuries with these images of how he wants humans to perceive what witchcraft “really is” and then when someone talks about real witchcraft, which we can tangibly site examples of, those who have had these images burned into their psyches (souls) automatically reject the real factual presentation. The fact is, from birth the default religion of every human being is – witchcraft. Though there are varying levels of witchcraft, the base premise of witchcraft is mind control and manipulation. We have all been guilty of it to some degree at some point in our lives. We’ve manipulated people and circumstances in various ways to accomplish “our” will. Even when we think we have given advice or council we have actually manipulated and controlled. This is why religion is so damnable. It is nothing more then manipulation and control. The same goes for government (and its offshoots – education, finance etc.). This is running rampant today and is especially typified in behavior between men and women, husbands and wives. Most churches today are operating in witchcraft which operates through very subtle upside down authority. Even in ministries that appear to have male headship established – in most cases it will be a Jezebel spirit behind the scenes manipulating and controlling the environment. It is the very work of the serpent in the Garden of Eden.

Case in point: Bruce Wilkinson interviewing Rick Warren:

Bruce: “Everybody has a dream inside of their heart”
Rick: “Oh absolutely – I think – because we’re created in God’s image, God made us to be dreamers – God is a dreamer and we’re most like him when we’re creative.”
Bruce: “…do we invent our dream do you think?”
Rick: “Oh no, no, no, no – it’s placed in us from birth and it’s based on how we are shaped – the Bible says ‘I formed you in my mother’s womb’”

The most dangerous thing Rick Warren says is “the Bible says”. Is Rick Warren really rightly dividing the Word of God? Where does he come up with “God is a dreamer”? Where in the Bible does it say anything like this? God is a dreamer? God will give us dreams, he can to appear or talk to us in dreams but nowhere in the Bible can you find anything remotely close to God being a dreamer himself. How then does all this mumbo-jumbo equate to “we all have a dream to live out”? This is foolishness at a minimal and witchcraft at a maximum. So be alert to these liars and people like Bill Johnson who claims we should be “Dreaming with God”. Just by looking at his website (http://www.bjm.org/home.html) we should be able to see that this (along with countless ministries) is nothing more than a personality cult. If you look at this website for example, the proof is right in front of you. Why does anyone need to inundate their website with pictures of themselves? The caption on his site reads: “I cannot afford to have a thought in my head about me that is not in His”. The operative words to look for are “I, me, my, mine” etc….anytime you hear someone continually using those words you know you are dealing with the spirit of anti-Christ, in this case AKA - a carnal Christian. Obviously we cannot escape using those words when giving a personal testimony but this is far from someone giving a personal testimony.

You don’t have to dig to deep to find that there is evil afoot in these ministries. You should easily see this when you examine who they fellowship with…Bennie Hinn, TBN, Todd Bentley, Rick Joyner…etc. Again, when you see that masses are following it – especially when you see them sitting with the likes of Larry King and Sean Hannity – you better know that they are barking up the wrong tree.

I implore you to examine these things. God says that his people are destroyed because they are ignorant. If the ignorant are destroyed then what is the fate of those who know and choose to ignore the warnings? The following link gives a more detailed look at the root of this “dream” teaching which is steeped in new age mysticism: http://herescope.blogspot.com/2008/08/gods-dream-peace.html. At its core is the promotion of “peace” but it is a false peace because Jesus Christ as Lord of all is not the focal point.

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” – John 14:27

“For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” – 1st Thessalonians 5:3

This teaching is grounded in the new age “peace” movement. This is not the peace of Jesus Christ but this is the peace of the world…it is the peace that says all faiths can “co-exist”. It says we do not need a redeemer…that we do not need someone to believe in or a redeemer…we just “are”. It is teaching that “I am” a god…this is the very lie the serpent told Eve.

Consider this illustration: We’ve all seen the Federal Express logo below:

How many of you have seen the arrow between the orange letter “E” and the letter “X”? If you haven’t seen it before now you know it is there, but before you noticed it, you had no idea it was there – yet it was there the entire time. This is how Satan works. He’s right in front of us and right in our midst but we cannot see or hear him until we have eyes to see and ears to hear. Until then we cannot see the truth and we cannot hear truth – even if we “think” otherwise.

What Do You Believe?

This is not about finger-pointing, ministry bashing or “I told you so”. It is about exposing darkness and more importantly this is about a balanced walk with Jesus Christ via the Holy Spirit. What makes us evil is our selfish need of attention. The more we are still inundated with the fallen state the more we will “think” we are serving God but we are really selfishly looking for attention and glory. What we have around us today is the most pathetic state of existence in the history of mankind. Reality has to be dealt with though – we don’t want to be in a “dreamland”. In our own families are things that have been swept under the rug because of pride, ignorance, blood-line curses, witchcraft…it is important to realize and understand the cause but what is more important is the outcome. I have opened my mouth in the past before some of you. How do you explain the cursing and yelling and anger and middle finger pointing?

Something got stirred up in them and it wasn’t the Holy Spirit.

We have not yet seen a real full outpouring of God’s Spirit. He will really cast out demons. He will really heal that which has been defiled and mutated. He will really heal the broken hearted. He will really heal the sick and raise the dead. This is not dream stuff – this will be reality! I believe that this will happen soon! Are you prepared to die because of this? If you claim to be a “warrior for Christ” or a “Holy Ghost filled believer” then you had better be prepared to die because that is just what is going to happen to those vessels that are carrying this outpouring of God’s Spirit. Just as they plotted to kill Jesus and even plotted to kill the evidence of his power (Lazarus for example); the same will happen to the body of Christ in the end. Don’t believe the fable that says that display was only appointed to the apostles of that day…not when you have Jesus telling us we will be delivered up to be killed at the end of the age. They are not going to be killing solely because of words that were spoken – they will kill because God showed up and demonstrated who He is. That is what they hate. They hate God! Yes, this is radical…being beaten to a pulp, hanging on a cross, being stoned to death or beheaded is radical too. Do you think the end time saint will be exempt from this? The reason why we haven’t seen it for nearly two thousand years is because the “church” got drunk and fell asleep. Now it is time to wake up!

This latter day mission is to reach and teach those whom God has chosen and for all to know that “it is written”. Broad is the way of destruction and many will go that way – but narrow is the way to truth and life. We cannot walk in our “feelings” in this. We must take the whole roll and only the whole roll – the Bible, and that’s it. The “day of the Lord” is defined as “great” and “terrible” and it is coming rapidly upon us. God’s grace is “great” but his wrath is “terrible”. If we do not separate from Babylon and Egypt we will be deceived and we will have “the mark of the beast”. This is a nature and a mind-set. It is not about physically having a chip in your hand or forehead (although I would not discount that as a probability on a large scale). It is more about the spiritual right hand of authority and following the proper headship in the person of the one true God – Jesus Christ of Nazareth. It is about truly being converted from that serpentine seed that mingled itself with man via the fallen host of heaven by that old man being killed off and resurrected by the Spirit of God.

Ask yourself – Do I really believe that the very same person that walked on this earth two thousand years ago – who came as the Lamb of God to save those that would receive him (grace)…was martyred by religion and government (the whore and the beast) and rose bodily from the grave and ascended to his eternal throne with God the Father…who will come back to this earth – physically – the very same person that told Thomas to put his hand in his side…who will judge the earth as the Lion of Judah (wrath)…and will sit as King in Jerusalem? Do you believe that? If you do and you have sincerely asked Him to forgive you and to baptize you with the Holy Spirit AND fire…then two should truly be able to walk together because they are agreed – they believe in the same person, the same Lord. If two cannot walk together because there is disagreement then you know there is another Jesus, another spirit and another gospel at work in at least one of the two.

Somebody has to really (for real) come to this point:

Praying for God’s people to come together into the unity of faith – to repent so that they shall truly be able to discern (judge) between right and wrong and to be able to discern (judge) who serves the Lord and who does not,

“And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.” – Malachi 3:17-18

“Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do. Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” – 1st Timothy 1:4-17