Published on Apr 8, 2018
Apologies for my errors in judgment.
Elders can see if someone is headed down the wrong path.
Yet ultimately, it is the Lord who allows and orchestrates events for his sheep to learn and grow, and not mere men.
Elders should be able to discern the difference in a brother or sister of the Lord, whereas a younger member of the body of Christ, is still yet unable to do so. This is partly because so few elders exist nowadays who have the understanding of the different mindsets of reputable doctrines, (which we use to communicate in following Christ with others). And Satan uses these doctrinal divides, often destroying the unity of the body. Unfortunately most churches don’t understand the difference between the soul (emotional reasoning), the human spirit, and the Holy Spirit’s place and functions: which causes problems and unneeded divisions amongst the body.
Beware the monster you kill… because you too will become that monster! [Friedrich Nietzsche].
I never thought that being a follower of Jesus Christ that I would ever be quoting Nietzsche…
But I now see this is what happens when we operate in the flesh, under our own steam, especially while applying the letter of the law (and not Christ) to others!
The one who doesn’t think himself guilty of this, merely deceives himself, and like a good lawyer or salesman deceives others around him.
One thing that most human beings are lacking in, is in extending grace to others – like our Lord did for us. I have beaten up on my own ghosts’ for years, believing it was the Lord who was showing me greater truth of why I am who I had become. Armed with the new truth I perceived in dealing with sociopaths, I then dove into others head first to slay who I perceived they were.
Although this was not my nature, I started noticing I tended to morph into those who I have been the victim of. It starts with the ones closest to you, and will move forward, unless you apply the brakes! Those who think that they are above reproach, will never concede to applying the brakes, as the pride of life, and often their own sense of justice, (legalism) only drives them further into a self-righteous fury!
Yet this IS NOT the way of the Lord, who is gentle, forgiving, and full of grace. No, not Mary, but rather our heavenly Father, who has graced us before the foundation of the earth in sending his only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ as our atonement for sin.
Grace, grace, grace, I say, which no man can boast upon! As much as I may wish Jesus be Lord of my life above all else, I am powerless in attempting any type of change within myself! Did you get that? Powerless in orchestrating any type of change, no matter how hard I may want to obtain it!
I have learned some fantastic (Armenian type) Bible passages about choosing to follow the “narrow way” these past dozen years, and that is a good thing in wishing to be firmly rooted in Christ, yet the danger comes in with the wrong type of judging of others hearts occurs, and should the tide turn by others, it may be you who is swept from such a rigid foundation of stone!
The problem is when that rigid stone foundation is confused with being The Rock, who is Only Jesus Christ, or Lord, Savior, and ultimate judge. Whoa be it unto men, who try to walk in those shoes: for only heretical hypocrisy, apostasy, and perhaps hell awaits them, and at the very best, the judgment of a teacher who taught many in error, or worse as a false prophet.
In my view, only a fool would seek such a spiritual position of authority and responsibility. But I digress, the point is to be humble and unassuming to another’s status which is strictly amongst him, and the Lord God of Israel.
Like the Galatians we must be careful not to fall into our own heretical forms of worship and celebrations, but at the same time we must be diligent to not overstep our own understanding and authority in the judgment of others – especially in being graced so much ourselves!!
Yes we must maintain good order amongst the brethren, but be wise in taking command and control over those whom the Lord has graced.
Published on Jul 5, 2012
This top video continues wear I left off in
Matthew 7: 1-15 in the video called Be Careful >
It is unfortunate, but some of the smartest people I have known suffer from this disorder.
Oftentimes this type of “disorder” doesn’t permit an apology,
yet rather expects them instead.
I understand now that most people who start with Christ will take the broad road away from him, primarily because they don’t have a love for him (or the truth) nearly enough to remain faithful, ( that they might be saved) and then many more are found pondering just what “type of ground” the seed has fallen upon.
I believe that is a fair question, and one we must all struggle with in being the Lord Jesus Christ disciple. It is irrelevant to me “if they were truly saved to begin with”, or if they have “failed to enter into full sanctification, in being transformed into Christs image”.
Doctrinal Debates based upon the Bible on this issue seem to be questioned by each new generation of believers, and I think that is a good thing! 1 John 4 tells us to test the spirit’s” in knowing who confesses Jesus Christ is Lord (within them) and not just “simple beliefism” they have been taught up and coerced into believing by the power of mere men.
“All that the Father gives to me will come” Jesus said, so all works of men in the flesh preaching are irrelevant to me.
At this point of the article, I have experienced great division amongst brethren, one feels its by their actions in choosing to follow Christ above all else, (once they have been graced) and that they must be ultimately justified in the faith by choosing the “narrow road” which leads to life everlasting: and yet others feel that it is by grace alone that the Lord is the keeper of their souls, contingent that their hearts are right with the Lord, despite their many shortfalls.
In other word by Grace alone they will start and end with Christ, (which is what I tend to believe given that men are fallible). Yet others may feel that you cannot make excuses for failing to follow Christ.
I think this is a fair assessment of what I’m struggling to express.
Here is a PDF on this subject matter, and although it is not as good as I would like, it still gives a fairly good overview of this theology and its shortfalls … Satan Exposed
Recently I have been accused of loving the world more than my Lord, and when challenging that viewpoint, that I am in rebellion against the Lord. Whereas, I see this as passing the wrong type of judgment, specifically the condemnation and chastening of God part. In broad terms, it is in loving America, and supporting the President. This is seen as divisive and carnal, when the higher prize should always be the kingdom of heaven.
Yet from my perspective, this is a judgment of some people who feel I love Trump, and traditional Americanism, more than Jesus Christ himself! Forgive my crudeness, but I have to throw the bullshit flag on that one! Also these men don’t see they have done anything wrong with such condemnation, as they think themselves spiritual and their thought processes above reproach!
Honestly, I really wish I could be so sure of my walk in the Lord that I had no conviction of ever being in sin within my personal walk. Than to top it off, I am told many don’t like conversing with me because of my sharp tong, and pointed responses. I suspect this has more to do with being called a “Trump Worshiper” or not taking any guff when someone threatens to physically assault me online, as I dared and tried to correct them in a rant. Of course this can all be turned on its head when people try and discard or discredit you, (like the video I recently made) by subverting what you have said and done, into their own contexts, for their own purposes!
Besides all this, I can remember the Lord once told me working in a barge before I was married, that he was going to give me “the gift of the sword, but be careful how I used it or I would cut myself to ribbons”! Perhaps this is the out working of that prophecy to me?
Anyway, what is even stranger to me is how I have now become an “enemy of the Cross” to people I believe are deceived into believing a form of Lordship Salvation, and where I have been forced to break all ties to what “I now see” as a heresy.
This has become so evident now, that I am accused of being chastened of God (for my hardness of heart, I suspect) in having a heart condition in which my immune system has fault off infection to my heart for perhaps 14 years on my implantable defibrillator! To me, this shows the Grace of God to me, especially when given the top surgeon in the world, who took my case on as a challenge! Blessings to this man, who had the hoot spa and expertise in saving my life! Yet, although I am really hurt by the chastening accusation, I am grateful enough that these brethren have at least recognized me in being of the Lord’s workmanship!
I could go on and on showing different scriptures in this area, but I now must take solace, and trust the Lord given my fallibility and for what I cannot see, in being utterly dependent on grace, as there is no good within me, (naturally) and is what I was told of the Lord in Spirit the first time I nearly drowned: “You Can Do Nothing”!!! And with that, I leave you with these scriptures…
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone boast.” (Ephesians 2:8)
“… who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.” (2 Timothy 1:9)
“And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.” (Romans 11:6)
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” (Romans 5:1-2)
“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men …” (Titus 2:11)
“But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they.” (Acts 15:11)
“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 2:4-7)
“… that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:7)
“… for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus …” (Romans 3:23-24)
“For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” (John 1:17)
“Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace …” (2 Thessalonians 2:16)
“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence …” (Ephesians 1:7-8)
“For if by the one man’s offense, many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.” (Romans 5:15)
“… having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved.” (Ephesians 1:6)
“But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5:20)
“I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.” (Galatians 2:21)
And may the Lord show grace to my accusers, like JOB showed grace to his accusers, Amen, and thanks for taking the time to read my viewpoint within this struggling chapter of my life.
This is a secular post predominantly, and it only proves to me that if one rejects the Lord, only Satan’s order is available…
The military used to be known for their legal discrimination in maintaining a strong and cohesive force. Discrimination used properly is a force multiplier, however bigotry cannot be tolerated as it is corrosive to good order and discipline. So who will judge the just or unjust authority figures?
Merit promotion policies took root during the Johnson Administration, an offshoot of Americas Civil Rights. The social engineers in “the marketplace” started enforcing quotas for blacks and other minority groups, with the theory this would ensure Equal Opportunity, in the otherwise dominated white male workforce.
Somehow this has morphed into “the white man is the oppressor” within progressive academic circles.
Should not a man (or women) be judged on the “content of their character’, as coined by the Civil Rights greatest leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? Everyone I have ever known agrees with this assertion, yet regulating this principle within the “great society” of diverse humanity seems to have predominantly failed.
Character Assassins within a Orwellian type of society, now seems to dominate the landscape instead of the ideals once envisioned. And a state of denial by politicians that regulating (White) society has been ineffective, even with over 50 years of accommodations, and a Black President only seems to have exacerbated the issues, and caused greater pain and resentments for all involved.
I am so distraught that some people who claim to be followers of Christ, would rather camouflage their hatred for Donald Trump in the faith, than to actually become informed to what is actually occurring at the carnal plain – which the Lord God has allowed!
I now contend that if I were miserable with the election results of 2016, I would have remained in the good grace of many who actually equivocate their political views with godliness.
I have now witnessed a type of persecution I had never experienced before, namely being overtaken by politics, when it is my accuser who is obsessed by such notions and without having knowledge of it!
We should actually pray earnestly for such brethren that they may not continue in their deceptions, the very thing which I am accused of!
I have always noticed that people of political ignorance, insist that if one is informed to world events; they are extreme and worldly, if you do not agree with them!
They do what they accuse others of doing, yet they cannot see it, nor will acknowledge it!
This is the point at which politics actually becomes placed before the Lord, yet many are so deluded that they earnestly believe they are following Christ in their point of view.
Nonsense, twisted truths (known as lies) can never be equated to walking in the spirit of truth, and ignorance can never be associated with having light!
*** I for one am tired of being accused of moving in ignorance, when in fact the converse is true!
Pack it in you left-wing nuts, and stop trying to virtue signal to others just how wise in the faith (you think that) you are.
Where as in actuality, you know NOTHING, and you have shown your hand to how deceived and cold, you really have become.
I am really glad that Charlie Daniels at least holds a small platform to speak up to the diseased malcontents which America has always struggled with, there is nothing new under the sun, it is just that humanity has become more divided than ever before as they await for their father the Devil to pull it all together. My advice is to not confuse the god of this world, with the God of the Universe. Thinking you are doing the Lord a favor, by the rooting out and destruction of your brother!
Please Note: I didn’t make time to publish this video to my website, prior to being rushed to the hospital…
1 Corinthians 1:18-31 (KJV) 18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. 20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. 22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence. 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
There are but two camps of people on the earth, the Lord God’s people, and the rest…
Have you ever noticed that progressives think humanity is evolving into a greater life form?
Yet the Lord God’s people realize that we are all degenerating and without hope because of being separated from the Lord God because of sin.
These are the two basic camps which humanity falls into, the lost or elect (who will come to Christ) and the wicked.
Everything else which materializes from people, is a result of their personal spiritual condition to the Lord God. The spiritual world which is unseen affects the physical world all around us.
Nowadays, the camp of the Saints has been overrun, the vast majority of people are unregenerate children of the devil, whom is their Father: and they will rejoice when he shows up posing as God, as everything in them will chime right with his nature (rebellion) which is within him.
The “age of Grace” is almost over, and we are heading at breakneck speed into the age of strong delusion. He that restraineth, has been withdrawn, and the world is headed towards destruction as it rebels against all the remaining precepts of the once “Christian informed” western world, and any and all precepts of its order!
All of the “creation order” to use a general term, is being rebelled upon nowadays. Women are in rebellion of men, children are in rebellion to their parents, and all kinds of deviations wish to replace the traditional family structuring, wishing acceptance and to even dominate, while bringing into question what was once called common decency!
Even what used to be called the sexes (Gender) is being challenged at all levels from school programs to the United Nations. Publications, including those dealing with history are being taken over and subverted by those who do not like their content, or the traditional world view (narrative) which they may put forth in the assessment of society – even how it was once looked upon by the generations who have gone before us.
Individual liberty, such as freedom of expression as entrusted in the first amendment by the Colonists, is seen as antiquated and biased (bigoted) by those in rebellion to it pretense. So than, what replaces the traditional laws which western civilization’s struggled to establish, while living in a brutal and ignorant world so long ago?
To me, there is a simple answer; throw out all precepts of the Lord God and his order, and replace it with lies (twisted truths) given in the hearts of men, by their father the Devil. Which is exactly what is transpiring in most mass-media, and certainly on the internet by all those who would dare to challenge or expose their orchestrated rebellion in building a new world order – devoid of the Lord God!
It is the feet of Iron and Clay, (Multiculturalism) cobbled together by all humanity in rebellion of God, as prophetically written in the book of Daniel, just prior to the destruction of Babylon. But first, the world will cry peace and safety, as Lucifer their Father the Devil is unveiled claiming to be God.
What shall we then do, when we are in the world but not of it? Walk by faith, is the simple answer, stand on the Truth (who is Jesus Christ) the architect of our faith, and pray for those in authority – not to make them the Lord’s as many think, but that it might go well with us.
Trying to force people to live in righteousness, (when the truth is not in them) is a mistake, which only creates greater rebellion and resentment, and only serves to exacerbate the sin nature within them! An example of this is with the many Priests within the Roman Catholic Church, who claim the name of the Lord, but are not actually with him. This exacerbates the sin which is “bottled up” inside of them, and the outworking’s of that sin creates greater depravity than if you had simply left them alone, and not put them under the letter of the law of God, which they cannot keep!
This is partly why the world will turn against the mother who rides the beast, and rejects the precepts of the faith. Nay, I don’t wish to “proselytize” anyone, nor corrupt the actual fellowship of the brethren with false brethren, which is the habit of many.
This is why we have so much turmoil in the world today, in that the Lord God is allowing his providence to play out upon the earth in opposition to his order, and if he did not choose to shorten these days as written in > Matthew 24: 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
A documentary that travels to Rome, Geneva, Belfast and the U.S. to discover the story of venerated Irish prophet St. Malachy. Lost away inside the Vatican archives for 400 years, Malachy’s Prophecy of the Popes emerged in the late 1500s at a time of great papal upheaval. According to the Prophecy of the Popes, a time of vast biblical significance is now at hand. From Ireland to Italy, “The Last Pope?” tells a riveting story of eschatological intrigue.
In my 40 years after receiving Jesus Christ as my savior from sin, I have experienced only about five “really sensationalistic” experiences in the Lord. The rest of these experiences were of a simple being led by Him in different situations, in showing me different things, yet in all things these experiences mesh into perfect timing, which I had no control over.
I have added some graphics which I made of these experiences, partly because they are already found on the net, yet like the prophets of old, a lot of “Christians” want them as their own, or see them as emotionalism or even delusional, while the vast bulk of others could care less!
Yet even with being taught the ways of the Lord, (walking in the Spirit) and the ways of the adversary by one of only two top exorcist’s in Baltimore City at the time, has only served to reinforce my understanding that most don’t really want to know HIM, even if they could digest it.
I have contacted many “big name” media preachers in my life, and one was even the personal boss to a family member; yet all but Jack Van Impe ever even bothered to get back in touch with me. Jack had used an eschatology example I had written about Israel blossoming in 1967, not 1948 in a letter: and months later some Anglican Priest was credited with coming up with the idea, which I just happened to be had watching on his broadcast while studying at Kings Point, NY. He did however send me a long letter back, with a lot of free books!
Anyway, Angels, Devils, and supernatural events, are far more likely to be accepted and viewed by the masses, than the events of a true follower of Jesus Christ. I was always instructed not to talk about spiritual events to an outsider of actual brethren. And I can tell you if you do, you will open yourself up to scorn and ridicule, by those who have not the living experience of Jesus Christ within them, unless of course it befits the systematic theology of which they preach, to bring in others while filling their coffers!
This is why you shouldn’t share the things of God (cast your pearls) at dogs and pigs, as they will turn on you and attempt to devour you!
Even in my near death experience, by expressing openly that the Lord was next to me when my heart stopped, is seen as simply delusional by some who claim to follow Christ. This only shows me that people will believe what they like, and as it is written in Luke 16: 32 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
Disbelief is the issue here, and even when Christ was risen from the dead, (which the above verse foreshadows) people would still not believe. This is what I experienced with the “Near Death” community, who claimed to be open minded, only I mentioned the name of Jesus Christ, which buys you rejection, and incidentally was excluded from the book: “I believe in Heaven” by Cecil Murphey & Twila Belk who edited my testimonial, as seen below.
Working backwards, just after my marriage, my Lord gave me a vision of a “Pastor’s Heart”, as the local church ant-Christ (Pastor) said “he did not see me as a Pastor”, and attempted to destroyed some of the work the Lord has done within me when I was courting my wife, even while having a years’ worth of confirmation by the Lord that, “she was the one” if I chose to be married in his sight. This is partly why the lord gave me the short vision, which was to be confirmed to me the early next morning on the radio broadcast “Truth for Life”, with Alistair Begg. He explained that the word “Pastor” was derived from the word “PASTURE”, and it was only God, who gives a man a “PASTOR’S HEART”! In simple terms, the Lord was simply confirming to me that I was in the right place with him, but not the surrogates (Pastors), who claimed his name!
While learning how to “walk in the spirit” while studying in street ministry, I had about three miraculous experiences, one is a sketch I made when the Lord was attempting to get my attention while in a temporarily carnal state, (which certainly worked for me) even though it happened but for an instant, seen in the graphic which I hastily drew below at the time.
The last graphic, is of the sword (word of God) going out to the world, a dream I had in the mid 80’s. The late Dr. Gross explained; the sword of God had a gold handle for the Lord to grip, a silver double-edged blade symbolizing redemption, and the old wooden box (wood symbolizing man) was indicative of my body in which the sword was housed in, and that it would go out to the world one day. I use this graphic for the background on my website.
I had a psychologist once tell me, (when sharing some spiritual experiences with him) that “there are many things phycologist just don’t know, and if they ascribe all these things to the mind, they ain’t much of a psychologist”!
So for what it is worth, enjoy the images.
Jesus Christ, being next to me when my heart stopped, was the main thrust of my testimonial, yet it was excluded when re-written in this book!
I’m writing this post today, as I’ve been worrying whether or not, I am in the right place with the Lord recently. I truly believe the following is what He showed me…
Walking in the Spirit of God, is a “most” simple thing to do, if you are actually with Jesus Christ in Spirit and in Truth. It is not a rules and regulation religious thing, but truly spiritual. For lack of a better term, allow me to “reverse engineer my experiences” in drafting some examples. Years ago, when I was on ship at South Street Seaport in New York, we were at anchor and I was sitting on the fan tail. As I sat there my eyes happened to wonder upon a vessel whose line was unraveling from it mooring, I immediately jumped up and shouted a warning to our crew!
To my utter surprise, they asked how did you see that!? As the crew went over to secure the vessel which was adrift. And I had to consider that I had done nothing in seeing the event, but rather it was just orchestrated in time that I had done so… In other words, it was the Lord who simply fixed my eyes upon the vessel at that moment!
Today was much the same type of event, I was feeling in my pocket what felt like crumpled paper, yet when I retrieved it, the item was a waste bag for a dog: at that very moment my Cocker Spaniel had need for it, and I realized that my heart was not out of sync with the Lord at all, but rather on the perfect wavelength with the Father, and what we used to call in military terms as “remaining in the net” in using radio jargon. It seems to me that I was so over concerned about my loving God above my love for the world – (as loving the world more. would potentially crowd God out of my life) so that I was actually “jamming our frequency” in communication (communion) with Him, with false gilt!
This is a trick of the accuser of the brethren, targeted upon the sensitive heart of one who actually seeks the Lord’s will in his life above all else, in order to discourage. The perceptive fear of falling away from the Lord can be twisted into excessive worrying about being in the right place most of the time.
While in contrast the idea that you are locked into Jesus Christ (ahead of time, in being truly elect towards salvation) and then being sealed, without regards’ to your willful disobedience of the Lord coming into question, is yet another heresy which also destroys the believers walk. This is often called the “once saved always saved doctrine or belief system” that allows exclusion of the Spiritual relationships health (Sanctification) which has been started amongst the believer.
Both belief systems function independent of the Lord God’s leadings in our lives, and are potentially destructive as they rely upon the letter of the law (written word) rather than dependency upon the Lord, who is only followed in spirit and in truth.
Yet in my understanding, I had forgotten about a simple mental bridge which had helped me in the past, and that is; if I desire something which was greater than my desire for the Lord, I would become immediately convicted of it.
It also seems to me that being overzealous for the Lord by the flesh, often isolates and retards the simple spiritual “abiding in the vine”, which was helped along by the well meaning opinion of others who shared with me; and then taken by me at face value, without checking with my Lord.
Or, in other words, ( I unknowingly) took it to mean, that by works of my flesh this was accomplished, and I frustrated myself, by simply trying “too hard” to hear my Lord, (even when he wasn’t speaking to me at that specific moment) and furthermore, this was not done while “walking in faith” upon the Lord!
This is also what can happen when we compare ourselves to others, (spiritually speaking) a most unwise practice, which at the very least leads to discouragement by the tender shoot.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not to your own understanding, and he will lead you into all righteousness, it’s as simple as that!
I am an old school American, born under 48 States in the union. My family is church people (the conservative Bible believing type, not liberals) and the moral principles of the proper family unit were stressed.
I went into the military in 1980, women were still new to being accepted in the services in the Academies. I think this was only right, being that the male was to be the provider and defender of his family. Sexual tensions were the result of this mixing, and I was on one of the first ships to try such debauchery with their temptations and newly formed power struggles of the sexes.
Women do have a place in the services in building up the strength, but are a deficit when taxing the men even further, in there so-called move towards equality.
These are a couple of bullet points to a much more compromising picture to so-called human rights.
Destruction of the unborn while still in the womb, was a real dive from the moral cliff of decency, and can only be compared to the eugenics used by the NAZI’s in an attempt to get rid of the unwanted.
The women’s movement, is known to have its roots in the annals of Marxist doctrines, in an attempt to tear down the structuring of the family, and society in general. Also at that time Homosexuality was being pushed by Hollywood and other decadent forces for acceptance into the main stream.
The American Civil Rights movement was in full swing, and had corrected many evils of injustice, yet it came with its own new sets of new problems, and creating a greater resentment towards the white male in particularly.
I had never discriminated against another because of their race, religion, or ethnic background, yet I sure experienced it as early as my 20’s working two hours prior to me piers showing up, and two hours after they left, in making the same pay. They happened to be black, but it was the white supervisors who initiated (off the record) this new work ethic. I never complained, I was happy to have the job, however I did point my bosses hypocrisy, and with the threat of termination, I never said another word.
Of course, (and I really believe it) this has allot to do with being the Lord’s and suffering rejection from the world and it’s establishments, even as the Jews were seen as lesser by the Egyptians, and only to be used as slaves.
On a personal level, I have never had a problem in working with another, until resentment has been interjected by an outside political influence. This is the problem people are experiencing today.
At a basil level the absolute authority is the Lord God, yet nowadays everything is targeted at undermining this idea because of the rebellious nature within most people. Evolution for instance, is a direct assault of even the concept of there being a God, with “humankind” improving and developing into a higher life form. Whereas, the Bible clearly teaches that none is without sin, and except for Grace of God in Christ, all will degenerate to the lowest form of human depravity!
And this is exactly what is taking place today, filth is equivocated with righteousness’ as we spiral further and further away from the truth! It is the “Feet of Iron and Clay” found in the book of Daniel, the mixing together of all things (and Peoples) in rebellion towards God. Yet most people nowadays cannot see that their desires are worse than the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, as they use humanistic sciences to justify sinfulness, and scoff at righteousness – even wishing to overthrow it, and by extension the Lord God of Israel! As a result of most of humanity being children of the Devil, they will rejoice when he shows up claiming to be God, while performing many false miracles, while posing as God. Even Bible believing churches, who do not actually know Jesus Christ in spirit and in truth, will fall victims of Satan crying peace and safety thinking their savior has arrived. Yet soon afterwards, the Lord will destroy all this wickedness, and the world cannot hide (and wishing the rocks will fall on them) prior to His thousand-year reign upon the earth.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 (KJV) 5) But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2) For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3) 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.
Revelation 6:16 (KJV) 16) And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
After all this being said, the real question should be, are you with the Lord, or are you not, as this will determine your destination through eternity!
Being sowed into the world as actual Wheat, it never occurred to me for a moment, the rest of the “Christians” were sowed into the world as Darnel’s, a weed which so closely resembles the Wheat, that it is only their (spiritual) seed which gives them away!
I have discovered exactly what Jesus was speaking about concerning the sower and the seeds, only a remnant are actually good fertile ground, producing a good root system and then their fruit. I had a very close brother whose fruit sprang up quickly, and who everyone recognized as moving in the Lord! It was marvelous those first few decades in knowing him, yet later in life as things got tougher for him in the testing of his heart, and the concerns of the world, he seemed to wither and die on the vine. In this passage Jesus is speaking about the effects the ground has on the same good seed which fell upon the ground. The type ground one is, produces sometimes nothing, (as in the hard ground) or perhaps the plant springs up quickly as in the shallow ground then it dies, or the rocky ground although it produced life, the hardship of life was too much for it. And then of course the “good ground” which produces a good plant with deep roots, and lots of fruit!
Yet the ground parable is speaking about the elect of God, and what the “Word of God” (Rhema – ῥῆμα in Greek) inside the selective types produce. And yes, these are the ones who actually started with Christ, yet the path becomes unnavigable for all but the last type ground!
Whereas the Wheat and the Weeds, (Darnels) parable is speaking about the world and the elect of God towards salvation. Yet even more pointedly, these “Darnels’ are sowed into to same field (gathering) by Satan, in an attempt to choke out the wheat and kill the good crop, having had corrupted it!
Of course when Jesus returns the great sort out will begin in earnest! *** Matthew 7:22-23 >  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
This will probably occur during the thousand-year reign of Christ upon the earth, but even if it occurs during judgment phase, it is but academic in nature. The doctrine of once saved always saved (TULIP) is slightly flawed in the latter allegory, whereas the Armenian Doctrine is flawed in its early teaching that “anyone may come” and tends to use fear and legalism to keeps its tenants. Whereas what I am attempting to explain is closer to the whole truth in being “saved from sin”, unto new life by actually experiencing it, just not being taught about it!
The great point which I am attempting to make is; unless you actually have life found only in Jesus Christ, and walk in it, you will go through life constantly confused by those who claim to teach in His Holy Name. I will go as far as saying that over 90% of the so-called ministers I have met preach another Gospel, than simply Christ Crucified, whom is in but a select few of the population! The rest is “a load of old church” who have never seen him nor known him, and really don’t want to!
This is one of the reasons it is written Luke 10: 21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
In other word, this is not intellectually digested doctrines, but Spirit, and those who don’t have him are plumb out of luck! I write this as I have always been lumped in with the rest of the so-called believer’s, and being told there is no difference between me and them! That is a lie straight from the pit of hell, meant to discourage and distract me, and it wasn’t till the Lord started to work in my life in a powerful way, that I recognized the difference, and driven home by my near death experience, having Christ shoulder to shoulder next to me!
Now to be fair, most can’t help it, as they were sown into the world as weeds, and the Lord God has never done a work of Salivation within. And yes, it is only by grace we are saved, but we must learn to discern who our brothers and sisters actually are, and NOT SHARE only what we as family possess, namely the workings of Jesus Christ within us. We are only to share the Gospel with outsiders, lest they come into the fellowship and confuse and destroy the workings of the Holy Spirit, whom only works within His own, by the grace of God.
In closing, I would like to add that recently I’ve experienced jealousy within many brethren, (myself included) not because of spite, but because of a great need, a hunger, which me and others have experienced for so long in finding a “Man of God” who has been actually equipped by our Lord to feed so many hungry sheep! This is almost instinctual spiritually in seeking greater insight, and that time is very precious to an actual child of God, especially in the days wear so few actually exist, now!
It is the Lord who has shown me my jealous rage to be fed properly, yet it may take some time for others to recognize the same problem amongst themselves in being fed while in fellowship with an elder. Yea, we all have the same need, yet it is only the most mature who can recognize his problem within another, and wait quietly.
This has been a brutal generation to grow up amongst, and most of the men and women of God, are with the Lord now, and only few remain in actual faith. This is why it is written: Luke 18:8 > I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
I was born when there were still 48 stars in the Union Jack, and raised as an American, holding Christian informed values. I was taught that it was the man’s responsibility to provide and defend his household, and if need be his Nation. I am not all ashamed in being taught what the good Lord’s principles are in relationship to becoming a man. I did fairly well within the Boy Scouts of America, making Star Scout – even when others went on to become Eagle Scouts. In our troop (35) we were taught to begin with Reverence (for God) as well as end with it, within the Boy Scout Creed.
Ungodliness in those days, was anything deviant or compromising with those values. Cultural Marxists (Humanists) had not yet gained control of our history and education systems, like they have today, and they had not yet succeeded in replacing the family structure in using feminism, homosexuality, and other compromising behaviors. There were only two sexes, male and female, with their roles provided in creating the most stable type of home environment, in producing the next generation of leaders and providers.
These were the values which were learned from generation to generation in those days, and the backbone of having a stable society and families. The Ten Commandments were at the basis of our laws, and sex outside of marriage, (between a man and a woman) were still frowned upon.
The 1960’s “fixed” all that: with their free love, drug induced culture and rank rebellion against the establishment and government. Some were imprisoned at the time, yet to my amazement were later made college professors within some of our “so called” more progressive universities! Many early universities such a Harvard, once stood as a beacon to Biblical values upon their foundlings. West Point honored the Lord God of the Bible, and based their moral curriculum around it.
At one time, vastly almost all our institutions were based upon these types of structuring. Yet humanism (Marxists) started pushing in to all our institutions in an effort to overthrow the Christian informed monocultures predominantly within the West. The new history being taught, became the beginning of “white guilt” and the evils of free enterprise. The media widely covered the Vietnam war, it came into our households each night and showed the horror to the public, and sometimes instantaneously! As a result of the media, (controlled by the big 6) rebellion and often treasonous anti American acts were the result, and often perpetuated by Hollywood elites like Jane Fonda, while in total denial concerning the lives of our fighting men.
At the heart of this activity was the deep state (Illuminate) even then, a hater of God, free enterprise, and free people’s everywhere! I believe that the predominate Democratic Party was used as a tool by these so-called “Cultural Marxists” which really took off after the assassination of JFK, and LBJ being appointed as President.
Yet I still wanted to be an “American Fighting Man” fighting for a greater cause than myself, and I wanted to experience the “male bonding” which took place as defenders of righteousness! Oh yeah, I was a flag waving old school conservative who looked forward in developing into manhood after High School! The anti-military sentiment (by the left) still existed as a result of the Vietnam War, yet I still wanted to pay my dues (so to speak) in service to my country, like my father before me, grandfather, great-grandfather, and so forth.
The military seemed to me to be the last vestige for the traditional male, and I wanted a taste of it! The feminist were pretty much succeeding in all other careers within our culture, including fire departments and police forces. “To me” this was sad, and the standards kept dropping towards the lowest common denominators in the name of diversity!
In my view President Johnson’s idea of “the great society” has blatantly failed, yet the progressive still pushes to undermine any last elements of the “so called” Christian culture, which has openly been opposed by many a Democratic leader as the enemy of our culture ever since!
Fast forward to the 9-11 attacks on our Nation and the military. There was a move again toward patriotism after 9-11, the likes I have not seen since before the Tet offensives during Vietnam. Flags were openly displayed everywhere, the military had pretty much gained back it’s respect among most, and the Lord God was once again mentioned within the press. I was “called up” from my reserve unit to reinforce the ranks of many who had been shipped overseas under orders for Operation Enduring Freedom, and then Operation Iraqi Freedom. We were thanked by the Generals of the Army upon our arrival to Ft. Bragg NC, in the biggest call up since World War Two! It felt great to actually be doing something about the “War on Terror” which was now all around the globe.
I was then medically retired from the Army in 2007, just prior to Barrack Hussein Obama becoming President. I can remember Hillary Clinton being the first politician in espousing negative remarks about our wartime President Bush. She said “Bush lied and people died” concerning Iraq, and the American flags began to disappear from the front porches of America once again. These anti America, pro Communists from their days in college, were at it again. When Obama was elected as President, he blatantly stated that this was “no longer” a Christian country! And once again the accusatory deep state swings back hard against any vestige of unity in our land. And the fall of Iraq after so many American lives were lost in “liberating it” make most who fault there very bitter. Yet politicians don’t care, as long as they get theirs by using the uninformed masses, and even Illegal migration and voting to justify their means.
Divide and conquer has now become the normal tactic in imposing a one world order, and replacing our culture with another. The principles of the American Revolution, versus the French Revolution, has become the norm, and most Americans will never know the difference, as they were never taught these lessons. The white man has become the oppressor, and needs to be kept down, or effectively eliminated from regaining any type of control over the cultures, (and to say otherwise) makes you a sexist, racist or homophobic – not to mention xenophobia or any other words which have recently been coined by progressives in an attempt to change the culture.
Changing the culture of the military was also targeted by the Obama administration and the Democrats. I can remember my Father once telling me that “the Army has never changed” from when he went in, as we visited my first day of duty with the Army Reserves. Yet nowadays however, a man is written up for often times just expressing an opinion – which might run contrary to the one size fits all Army which has now emerged from the so-called progressives, or maybe even the so-called “deep state”. The white male is now often marginalized, and even legally challenged in asserting himself in the functions of his duty if he is perceived to be biased in any way shape or form towards women, minorities, and even can be reprimanded for calling a transgender Sir or Mam, if their perceptions of themselves is felt to have been wrongly identified and oftentimes, there is no due process even afforded them.
This is divide and conquer at its finest, yet ironically the supposed new designed is to promote unity and unit cohesion! The truth be known, this is actually a satanic reversal of the Lord God’s order, and soon enough persecution may come to anyone who dares to express it openly.
Media control of people’s thoughts are already being censored, which parts of the big 6 like Google may sensor if receiving enough views, otherwise one can still pass under the radar so to speak. I would guess when Albert Pikes’ “Lucifer” shows up, this will not be the case, so post your blogs freely now before the thought police come and get you!
This surely is the great falling away the Bible speaks about, the earth is covered in spiritual darkness, and the people gross darkness, the “Restrainer” is gone (2 Thessalonians 2:7) – the camp of the Saints overrun, and the mother of Harlots; the carnal church seems to be flocking to.
Yet like Lot’s wife, whose heart looked back at Sodom and Gomorrah, even I must pray my heart is not taken for a love of the world, the world’s people, nor even a love for my country; which I was instructed to defend the principles of, and sworn to its Constitution.
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Maybe I should have called this chopping up the Bible to tickle people’s ears..?
In my opinion, this new chart is a disgrace to the completed work of Christ on the Cross… It divides the (“Graphy” word) of truth, all right – yet almost reaches a level a heresy which I have never seen before in a Bible based Church. It’s fair enough to think you are doing a service to the Lord, but most sad when you are doing a disservice. Using the 1918 Clearance Larkins graphic is one thing, but modifying that work 100 years later for purely intellectual or theological purposes in the name of teaching, is entirely another!
Yet this is not uncommon, and I don’t mean to pick on any one particular group, yet this is a perfect example of using Systematic Theology in blatant independence of God, in my estimation. Systematic Theology should never be put above the Lord Jesus Christ when a carnal understanding of the Bible to the natural mind, is really what is sought, rather than the whole truth within contexts of what scripture verse is being read.
The reason for this is that often time’s men wish to be seen as “all knowing” rather than to submit themselves in faith to the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the way the truth and the life, who promises his actual disciples to reveal all truth (confirmatory with the whole of the scriptures) to their understanding. It may sound most harsh, yet this is why the Bible warns about false teachers and prophets in men towards the “end of days” saying, (by their actions) I am God. I don’t know how else to put it without compromising my point.
As a rule of thumb, Jesus Christ (God incarnate) “is the be all, and end all”, of the whole of the scriptures. From Genesis to Revelations, it is none other than Jesus Christ being either alluded to, indirectly or directly as being the way back to God the Father.
Yet the (newest) above chart can be folded to exclude the “age of the Gentiles”, as if it was out of convenience to the Lord’s provision for “all humanity” – the Person of Jesus Christ, can somehow now be rejected by the “natural Jew” (who was cut off from the stock of Israel) and yet during the apocalypse, these remaining Jews may still obtain Salvation in their acceptance of their Messiah, (whom they rejected) even after the wedding feast of the lamb has occurred.
Jesus Christ also said to the Pharisees, “If you tear down this temple that he would rise it up in 3 days”: so was he speaking about brick and mortar being rebuilt? Of course not, he was speaking about himself being raised up from death unto new life, not about the earthly or carnal plane.
So why then do men feel the need to make Israel something found within the carnal or natural world even towards the end of this dispensation? The Bible clearly states: Jew or Gentile, male or female, the whole of the world (can) is now made complete in Christ’s atonement on the cross. “Period, end of story”.
So why then is there such confusion when speaking about eschatology? In short, carnal understanding of the Bible is the reason. I submit to you that the Bible is speaking about “Spiritual Israel or Jew”, who have been made complete in Christ.
I would further add that it is an ongoing insult to the Father and the Son in thinking there will be some sort of return of the natural Jew (by birth) to the Lord God of Israel, without rebirth of one found in Christ, Jesus!
Yet, this is what eschatology has become in this day of strong delusion, and natural understanding of the Bible, apart from the Lord Jesus Christ.