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The narrow view of the deception of unbelief

(Hebrews 3:12-19)

All sin and every struggle with it in our lives comes from ignorance of and unbelief in the person and work of Jesus Christ. All the sinful states of our hearts are owing to unbelief in God’s super abounding willingness and ability in Christ Jesus to work for us in every situation of life so that everything turns out for our good.

Anxiety, misplaced shame, indifference, regret, covetousness, envy, lust, bitterness, impatience, despondency, depression,  pride, and the continual falling into sin; these are all sprouts from the root of unbelief in the point and the promises of God for our lives.

A heart that loves anything other than God is a heart that pins its hopes, and pursues its pleasure, and puts its trust in what is other than God. It is a heart that places its faith (belief-trust-confidence-assurance) in something or someone else, believing that that other thing or person will meet your need and make you happy. The goal of your life is to glorify God –nothing dishonors and offends God more than not to believe what He says.

Our lives are not chaotic. Things concerning us are not from God’s standpoint in chaos. God’s clear, sure thoughts and purpose is actively at work in our lives (Romans 8:14-18, 29-30).

Conformed to the image of the son-this is the foundation of all things-the eternal and establishing thoughts of God concerning His people. This is God’s fixed, determined purpose for your life clearly defined. Conformed to the image of the son-that is the basic, all governing thought of God where His people are concerned. That is at the root of our present experiences, our trial, our suffering. God is at work upon you and me with this one thing in view: CONFORMITY TO THE SON!

It is the underlying, undergirding fact, coming right back before time, foreknown, foreordained. It is this for which God is working all things for good to those who are called according to His purpose (V28). What is the good of all your suffering and trial? That God is reproducing His son in us. His son is his hope, and his ultimate glory is to be revealed manifestly in his children in terms of Son-ship (Romans 8:19-25).

Your conformity to the son is the hope of all creation-subjected to vanity in hope-the hope is in God’s son, and the hope of the manifestation of that son in God’s children Christ in you the hope of GLORY (Colossians 1:12-29)

Look at the place where for this time-GOD HAS PUT YOU-the circumstances in which he has called you to live your life and do not strain to get out of it, or to be bitter concerning it. Recognize that if you are the Lord’s-if you love God and are called according to his purpose. God is seeking to do something in you and with you by means of the conditions of the present situation.

You will only defeat God’s end in your life if you try to get out and will fail to recognize and accept what he is seeking to do. It is the chafing, impatient rebellion of ingratitude that is constantly looking for a way of escape. It is the rebellion of living in another mental world of your own creating, in which you would do and be this and that, and as a consequence miss all that God intends for his glory and yours.  

It is God’s thoughts that relates to you as one of his own and that thought is, that through the conditions and sufferings of our lives he should develop in us the features of his son. God is doing something which is other than the features of the all too familiar imposter in you. Make no mistake about this: It is that beast in you that is screaming and controlling you with its  O WOE WITH ME!!!  (ingratitude, anxiety,  sadness, depression, regret, envy, bitterness, impatience, despondency, pride, covetousness, and lust).

(Romans 8:26-30).

The Spirit of God makes intercession for you according to God’s design (Hebrews 2:9-11; 5:7-9).  

The point of suffering is so that we may be conformed to the image of his son. God is going to use all conditions to that end.

“Tragically there are multitudes of the Lord’s people who need a world shattering. So caught up in the pointlessness of false Christianity with its whole structure and system-that nothing but that which will overthrow, disintegrate and destroy, and will raise serious questions about what one has accepted as truth will bring them to the place where the Spirit of God can begin really to do the work which he has come to do in them”.

Christ was perfected through suffering

 

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Living in the closing moments of this age of GRACE

We are now living in the closing days of time: God’s great time clock is about to strike midnight. The handwriting is on the wall: time is short and judgment is prophesied to come to this Christ rejecting world! Soon the day of mercy will be over and Jesus will come for His church.

The tragedy of tragedies is that most of the professing church in America is asleep today. While Christians in other parts of the world have been sharpened by much suffering and persecution, many Christians in America have been softened by lives of full comfort and ease. Many devout Christians in other countries are willing to die for what they believe but here in America it’s hard to get people to even live for what they believe. Too many churches in America are characterized by apathy and spiritual laziness. Many churches in America have had the spiritual life strangled from them because they have allowed immorality and materialism and worldliness to creep in like a slow growing cancer. The church is in deep trouble when more of its members are lusting after things of the flesh and after materialism rather than the kingdom of God.

The majority of professing Christians here in America, have become American Christians, and have become enthralled by American pleasure and obsessed by American prosperity. ”Many American churches have become shamefully man-centered and backslidden, and have taken the leadership of Christ’s body out of the hands of the Holy Spirit and placed it into human hands and the results have been devastating. In the name of Jesus the church is entered by professing Christians focused on themselves.  The church has become a psychic smorgasbord for those who are experiencing difficulty or those who feel the need for more satisfaction in life. People who profess faith in Christ come seeking recreation for their kids. Financial and emotional counseling for themselves and want the services of the church to focus more on man-centered entertainment rather than God centered worship”.

And we witnessed in the past presidential election, God’s rejection of the misguided and shameful focus of the so called Christian Right, and the Tea Party crowd, who have become lost in a vain attempt to become glorified reformers of American society in their failed attempt to defeat Barack Obama, God’s choice to lead America to the conclusion of its prophetic destiny. The attempt by these Christians was misguided because Jesus did not come to start a social revolution. He did not try to abolish the anti-God focus of His day. He did not lead a demonstration against Rome in protest against high taxes. He did not campaign for any political party. His focus was not on the renegade kingdom of this present age(John 18:36). He came to awaken the sinful, sleeping hearts of men and women.

The church is asleep today and has failed to take the commands of Jesus Christ seriously. Jesus knew this would happen (Luke 18:8)

 

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Time is running out!

We are living in the final convulsions of the times of the gentiles (Luke 21:24; Romans 11:25). The final act – the seven years of Tribulation (the time of Jacob’s trouble) will be soon (Jeremiah 30:7; Matthew 24:6-8). From what we are witnessing on a global scale there should be no doubt in the minds of the Bride Of Christ that this current generation is the last generation prophesied to be remaining on earth at Christ’s second coming.

This means that the Lord Jesus Christ is about to snatch His bride out of this chaos (1 Thessalonians 4:13=17; John 14:1-6). We do not know the exact day or hour of that event, but we do know the season (Matthew 16:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11). We just have to keep our eyes on the conditions in the gentile nations of this world, the conditions in Israel, and the condition of the professing church, as they fulfill God’s prophetic landmarks and arrive at the season of the end of this age. The 20th century saw the prophetically earth shattering rebirth of the nation of Israel, the star player in biblical prophecy. Israel is isolated on the world stage, fighting for its very survival, as the drum beat of war in the Middle East grows louder. The 20th century saw the subtle, gradual leavening of apostasy within the church that began with the very birth of the church 2000 years ago, and has culminated into today’s condition of the apostate last day’s church.

The major sign of the antichrist coming on the world stage is the apostate condition of much of the professing church (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12). Matthew 5:13 reads: “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is good for nothing but to thrown out and trampled under the feet by men. In these words the Lord Jesus Christ established at the very beginning the distinctiveness and separation of the church. He warned that if the sharp distinction is ever broken down between the church and the world, then the power of the church is gone and the church becomes worthless.

What we are witnessing amongst the Gentile nations in this year 2013, which will bring the 12th year anniversary of September 11, 2001 (9/11), in the 13th year of this 21st century,  is that today’s financial crisis is global affecting the entirety of humanity all which will be pulled into the vortex of financial crisis and instability. Because, given the globalized and integrated worldwide financial system any financial imbalances or disturbances will radiate everywhere, touching everyone.

Without a doubt, we are now in an era where the major central banks of the world are desperate. The head of the European central bank gave this eye opening statement in an interview: “We are currently in a crisis that was previously considered inconceivable it is therefore not very helpful to compare our current measures with the past”. All the world’s central banks have chosen to break all the rules manipulating monetary systems for their own survival creating infinite money out of thin-air as never before.

The conversion of the whole world to the gospel of “infinite money” is nearly complete and fully integrated globally. These being the very last of the last days, you can be sure that such conditions born out of the corrupt unsustainable monetary system as we see today, will play a major role in leading the world to its prophesied destiny as described in the bible. Providing the platform on which the antichrist will rise.

The financial crisis of today which is a direct and designed by God consequence of humanities continued defiant response to the confrontation of 9/11, which God is using for the fulfillment of His word. This year 2013 brings the numbers 12 and 13 together. According to E.W. Bullinger in his scholarly work “Number in Scripture” the number 12 one of the numbers of divine perfection represents the government of God. And the number 13 represents the governments of men in rebellion against God. The number 13 in the scriptures in its every use is associated with rebellion, apostasy, defection, corruption and depravity.

Concerning the Gentile nations the number one key to recognize is that America the Gentile world’s last remaining superpower has fallen, and has become integrated and is marching in lock step with the global realities shaping our lives. BURN THIS IN YOUR BRAIN: for the antichrist to come to power there can be no world power to oppose or undermine his coming rule. Now in America we have three terminal processes in motion, which is the evidence that God has abandoned America to its ways.

  1. America’s economy is bankrupt and America has become the world’s largest slave debtor nation. No nation in the history of the world has gone so far into debt and returned (Proverbs 22:7).
  2. America has exalted sodomy/homosexuality in all areas of life as the rule of this nation. A fact that President Obama declared in his inaugural address “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like everyone else under the law”.  A reference to the continued battle over legalizing gay marriage.
  3. The legalized convenience of abortion on demand has resulted in the murder of 50 million unborn children in the 40 years of abortion on demand. A reality that will not be overturned in this nation.

“No nation fitting the description of the United States is mentioned in last day’s prophecy. America plays no prominent role in what is to come. As the only super-power for the last 25 years or so, this country’s military, economic and political world influence must fall, for God’s plans to come to pass. This is a fact that will not change. Life in this country, as we know it, is over and you had better wake up and smell the coffee.

Our Lord and savior will soon snatch out of harm’s way, those who are watching and longing for His appearance. The rest will be left behind to suffer the worst era in the history of humanity. This world is rapidly being prepared to be ruled by a demon possessed tyrant, and he is just about to step on the world stage. Before it is all said and done, literally three-fourths of every living soul will be dead, and the earth will be destroyed.

Nothing on this vile earth is worth being left behind to face the tribulation. Time is quickly running out. Get your hearts right with God!  Put Him first in your life; no other gods before Him. Surrender your dreams and plans for a future that no longer exists. Surrender your ambition for more money, education or stuff in a future that no longer exists. Clean out anything, and everything, that takes first place in your heart, and willingly bow your knee to the one who died for you. Walk away from the self-centered life you coddle and cherish”.

God is preparing to liberate this earth from Satan’s ruthless rule. The bride of Christ serves as God’s early warning system. From our watchtower of faith we are to see what is on the horizon and pick up on our spiritual radar screen the clear and present danger. We know what is going to happen based on the clear biblical facts, and are to declare it with confidence searching and crying out for in prayer those who have ears to hear.

Biblical prophecy and the last days church-It’s a wrap

Biblical prophecy and the last days church (Part 2)

The Apostate condition of much of the professing church is the key end-time sign that this present world is preparing to give birth to the anti-Christ (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12).

Bible prophecy reveals that there will be a dramatic falling away from biblical doctrine in the last days. The Apostle Paul warned Timothy that “the time would come when professing believers would not endure/tolerate/put up with/listen to/ sound doctrine which means wholesome, healthy teaching, but instead they will multiply unto themselves teachers-such as will suit their depraved taste (2 Timothy 3:4). It has been spoken: populous vult decipi,et decipiatur “the people wish to be deceived, so let them be deceived”. WAKE UP MY PEOPLE!!!… This is being fulfilled at this very moment, “in our time”.

As predicted, the vast amount of the professing church has followed an incremental step by step progression into full blown apostasy (2 Timothy 3:13). The modern church of the last of the last days is setting the stage for, and itself will be absorbed into the apostate church of the tribulation era.  Much of the professing cult of popular church culture, because of its corruption and distortion of The Truth of God’s word, is laying the final bricks in the foundation of the religious aspect of mystery Babylon (the great whore of the Revelation (Revelation 17:1-5). It has “in our time” departed so far from the biblical faith that was once and for all delivered to the saints (Jude 4), that it can now fall no further than into the total depravity of the Christendom that will be consumed by the antichrist in the great tribulation (Revelation 17:16-17).

Sadly, once The Truth is corrupted, it is very easily distorted, and it takes on a life of its own. The professing church of popular church culture is full of corrupted and distorted truth, which has produced a people who have no true knowledge of God as He has revealed Himself in His word. And what is most frightening of all, they are convinced that they do, because they have accepted the lies being fed to them as the truth. They have no idea that they have accepted a different Jesus, a different gospel, and a different spirit (2 Corinthians 11:1-4).

The cult of popular church culture is full of people trapped in a religious matrix, who are totally convinced that their day to day Christian world is the truth, when that world is actually a hoax, an elaborate deception spun by masters of greed and control. It is a broad-road, this world focused, man-centered system. It is a mental prison of control that has caused many professing believers to live a life of delusionary unreality. Marching blindly on the broad road of idolatry with its Self-preservation, Self-satisfaction, carnality, mixture, compromise, and friendship with the world that leads to destruction (Matthew 7:13-23; James 4:4-8).

That world is a hoax because it leads to a place that does not exist, (except in the twisted minds of those who teach and profit from it—wake up). It is based upon false promises developed and made from distorted truth. Those who are trapped in this Matrix of control are taught to strive for fullness in this cesspool of sin that is destined for destruction, because it is in the way of the world of perfection and glory that is to come. Burn this in your brain: God did not re-create His children by the new birth for the imperfection that this world of sin represents. How sad it is to be ignorant of THE TRUTH!!!!!!!!

Here is The Truth: According to the scriptures, God promises those who faithfully follow Jesus Christ, A perfect human you in a glorified spiritual/physical human body, serving and ruling with the resurrected Christ, who will be in His glorified spiritual/physical human body (Luke 24:36-43), ruling and reigning over a resurrected perfectly restored earth, with all of life liberated from the curse and pain and frustration of sin and death. To accomplish this, this world in its present form, that many of you are being taught to cling to, and build your best life in now, must pass away because it is in the way of the one to come (1 Corinthians 7:31; 2 Peter 3:1-13; 1 John 2:15-18).

Now just imagine that!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

Red Alert flash!!!! Are you living in a dream world

Red Alert Flash!!!! Are you living in a dream world?

Christ is coming back to get those who look like Him. The purpose of your life is to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ (Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 3:18). When people look at your life whose image do they see? Christ cannot be formed in a life controlled by self and this world.

As I said yesterday in how close are we really to the second coming of Christ; as prophesied, the history of the nation of Israel is repeating itself in the professing church. Just as the leaders of Israel, because of their greed, blindness, and ignorance of their prophetic scriptures, missed the clear signs that were screaming at them in the person of Jesus Christ, their long awaited messiah, and as a consequence caused the people to join them in their treachery crucifying Christ out of ignorance. In the same way many of the leaders in the professing church today, because of their greed, blindness, and ignorance of the prophetic scriptures, are once again, are in fulfillment of a key sign of the times, preaching “Doctrines of demons” causing the people to walk in ignorance and delusion, crucifying the Son of God again, by falling away from the true faith, into worldliness and carnality (1 Timothy 4:1-2).

Christianity today is abundant with people professing faith in Christ, living a fool’s paradise which is a false sense of comfort. They claim they are in Christ, they boast they are eternally redeemed. Open your eyes and look!!!! The people of the world are lost in darkness, spiritual blindness, consumerism and materialistic idolatry, with the pursuit of wealth, status, position and power. Tragically, this is an accurate description of most of those who profess to know Christ. In this prophesied end-time state of blindness, most of the professing church has surrendered to the spirit of this age, and is engulfed in the darkness of a false light, controlled by the impulses of the carnal human appetite of human nature-drunkenly stumbling along from one new fad to the next, IN THE NAME OF JESUS!!!!! (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12; 2 Timothy 3:1-9; 4:1-4; 2 Peter 2:1-3, 14-18; Jude 3-4; 1 John 4:1)

Adrift in spiritual confusion most people in the professing church have no sense of urgency of the times. Ignorant of the signs of the times crying out from the heavens “Jesus is returning soon.” THE DREAM WORLD IS SELF-DECEPTION. The darkness of this hour comes from the Self deception of the religion of the sovereign Self where Christ is simply a means to an end instead of the end. In the religion of sovereign Self the people are not so much there to serve God as God is there to serve them. People who engineer their own religions are generally well pleased with their choices. They believe that God approves of their ways-ways that are in direct contradiction with the word-Spirit and heart of God (1Corinthians 2:1-5, 12-14).

The cult of popular church culture, led, taught, and directed by personalities bigger than Jesus, has drunk so deeply of the spirit of this age (the world spirit), that it has developed an addiction to the Self-centeredness of this age where the world spirit is seen as compatible with Christianity. The world is after success, profit, power, privilege and pleasure and so is most of the professing church. The madness of this addiction causes the people to attempt to harness the power of God to the priorities of Self centeredness. Burn this in your brain: If a man becomes the issue and focus of a church/ministry, Jesus becomes merely a figure-head and not the head of that church/ministry. Selah!

Until next time, Elder H

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The Master’s indwelling and the SELF LIFE

Matthew 16:24

“What is the reason that so many professing Christians are wasting their lives in the terrible bondage of the world instead of living in the manifestation and the privilege and the glory of the child of God”?

Why is it, that so many professing Christians are living mingled, divided, worldly, half-hearted lives?

To these two questions there is one answer: it is SELF that is at the root of the whole problem. “And therefore if anyone asks me, how do I get rid of this compromise life? The answer would not be, “you must do this, or that, or the other thing,” but the answer would be, “a new life from above, the life of Christ, must take the place of the SELF-LIFE It is not a thing that you do but what you become. (John 3:16)

“Let us consider from these words of the text the one word, “self”. Jesus said to Peter: “if any man will come after me let him deny him-self, and take up his cross and follow me.” That is the mark of the disciple; that is the secret of the Christian life-deny self and all will come right. Note that Peter had given an answer that pleased Christ wonderfully, he saw that the Holy Spirit of the father had been teaching Peter v17. But note how strong the carnal man is in Peter. Christ speaks of His cross; he could understand about the glory, you are the “Son of God;” but about the cross and the death he could not understand, and he ventured into his SELF-CONFIDENCE  to say: (vv21-22, and Jesus rebuked him (v23). He said Peter; you are talking like a mere carnal man, and not as the Spirit of God would teach you.

Let us consider, first of all, the nature of this SELF-LIFE, then denote some of its works and then ask the question: how can we be delivered from it?

First of all, realize that self as designed by God was not a bad thing. Self is the power with which God has created and endowed every intellectual creature. Self is the very center of a created being. And why did God give the angels or man a self? The object of this self was that we might bring it as an empty vessel unto God; that He might put into it His LIFE. God gave to us the power of self-determination, that we might bring this self everyday and say. “Oh, God, work in it; I offer it to you.”

God wanted a vessel into which He might pour out His divine fullness of beauty, wisdom and power; and so He created the world, the sun, and the moon, and the stars, the trees, and the flowers, and the grass, which all show forth the riches of His wisdom, and beauty and goodness. But they do it without knowing what they do. Then God created the angels with a self and a will, and their responsibility was to voluntarily yield themselves to Him as vessels for Him to fill. But tragically, they did not all do that. There was one at the head at the head of a great company and he began to look upon himself, and to think of the wonderful powers with which God had endowed him, and to delight in HIMSELF. He began to think: Must such a being as I always remain dependent on God? He exalted HIMSELF, PRIDE asserted ITSELF in separation from God, and at that very moment he became, instead of an angel in Heaven, a devil in hell. Self turned to God is the glory of allowing the creator to reveal himself in us. SELF turned away from God, is the very darkness and fire of hell.

We all know the terrible story of what took place after that. God created man, and Satan came in the form of a serpent and tempted Eve with the thought of becoming as God, having an independent SELF, knowing good and evil. And while he spoke with her, he breathed into her, in those words the very poison and the very pride of hell. His own evil spirit, the very poison of hell, entered humanity, and it is this cursed SELF that we have inherited from our first parents. It was that SELF that ruined and brought destruction upon this world, and all that there has been of sin, and darkness, and of wretchedness and misery. And, 2thepoint, all that there will be throughout the  countless ages of eternity in hell, will be nothing but the reign of SELF, the curse  of SELF , separating man and turning him away from God.

And if we are to understand fully what Christ is to do for us, and we are to become partakers of a full salvation. We must learn to know, and to hate, and to give up entirely this cursed SELF.   (1 Peter 1:9)

Now what are the works of SELF? We could mention many, but at the heart of them all is SELF-WILL, SELF-CONFIDENCE, SELF-EXALTATION, and SELF-WILL. Pleasing SELF is the greatest sin of man, and it is at the root of all that compromising with the world which is the ruin of so many. Fallen men cannot understand why they should not please themselves and do their own will. Numbers of professing Christians have never gotten hold of the idea that a Christian is a man or woman who is never  to seek his own will, but is always to seek the will of God, as one in whom the Spirit of Christ lives (Romans 8:5-9; Matthew 10:37-39; Luke 17:26-30, 32-33).

As Christians, we are to look at our own lives. Do you find there, SELF-WILL and SELF-PLEASING?  Burn this in your brain!! Every time you please yourself, you deny Jesus. It is one of the two. You must please Him only, and deny SELF, or you must please YOURSELF and deny Him. The fruit of such a choice is SELF-CONFIDENCE, SELF-TRUST and SELF-DEPENDANCE. Then there is SELF-EXALTATION. How much pride and jealousy there is in the Christian world, how much desire for human praise and pleasing men, instead of always living in the presence of God, with the one thought: am I pleasing to Him? (John 5:44) – Receiving honor of one another renders a life of faith absolutely impossible. The SELF we call the IMPOSTER started from hell, it separated us from God. It is a cursed deceiver that leads us astray from Jesus”.

What are we to do to get rid of the IMPOSTER? Jesus answers us in the words of our text “if any man will come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and, and follow me”. What that means is I must deny myself and take Jesus as my life. I must choose. There two lives, the SELF-LIFE and the Christ life. I must choose one of the two. “Follow me”, says our Lord, make me the law of your existence, the rule of your conduct. Give me your whole heart, follow me, and I will care for all (Matthew 6:8, 31-34, Psalm 38:9). It is a solemn exchange set before us. Choose Christ or choose the death of SELF. But understand the consequences of the wrong choice: (It is the fallen  SELF that will be cast into hell Matthew 25:31-34, 41; Revelation 20:7-15)

I am indebted to Andrew Murray for the majority of this posting.

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Living in the closing moments of this age of GRACE

We are now living in the closing days of time: God’s great time clock is about to strike midnight. The handwriting is on the wall: time is short and judgment is prophesied to come to this Christ rejecting world! Soon the day of mercy will be over and Jesus will come for His church.

The tragedy of tragedies is that most of the professing church in America is asleep today. While Christians in other parts of the world have been sharpened by much suffering and persecution, many Christians in America have been softened by lives of full comfort and ease. Many devout Christians in other countries are willing to die for what they believe but here in America it’s hard to get people to even live for what they believe. Too many churches in America are characterized by apathy and spiritual laziness. Many churches in America have had the spiritual life strangled from them because they have allowed immorality and materialism and worldliness to creep in like a slow growing cancer. The church is in deep trouble when more of its members are lusting after things of the flesh and after materialism rather than the kingdom of God.

The majority of professing Christians here in America, have become American Christians, and have become enthralled by American pleasure and obsessed by American prosperity. Many American churches have become shamefully man-centered and backslidden, and have taken the leadership of Christ’s body out of the hands of the Holy Spirit and placed it into human hands and the results have been devastating. In the name of Jesus the church is entered by Christians focused on themselves.  The church has become a psychic smorgasbord for those who are experiencing difficulty or those who feel the need for more satisfaction in life. People who profess faith in Christ come seeking recreation for their kids. Financial and emotional counseling for themselves and want the services of the church to focus more on man-centered entertainment rather than God centered worship.

And we witnessed in the past presidential election, God’s rejection of the misguided and shameful focus of a large portion of the church in America, who have become lost in a vain attempt to become glorified reformers of American society in their failed attempt to defeat Barack Obama, God’s choice to lead America to the conclusion of its prophetic destiny. The attempt by these Christians was misguided because Jesus did not come to start a social revolution. He did not try to abolish the anti-God focus of His day. He did not lead a march against Rome in protest of high taxes. He did not campaign for the Democrat or Republican parties. His focus was not on the renegade kingdom of this present  age. He came to awaken the sinful, sleeping hearts of men and women.

The church is asleep today and has failed to take the commands of Jesus Christ seriously. Jesus knew this would happen (Luke 18:8)