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“The Rest of the Story”

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There used to be a radio commentator, Paul Harvey, who had a sign off of “…and now you know the rest of the story”.

There have been prior posts on the fact that what is happening around us is evil fruit from the myth of evolution.

When it is fully accepted that the historical account in Genesis is the correct history of the world, and not evolution, then it must also be accepted that satan, who was thrown out of heaven after he attempted a coup for the throne of God, was cast down to the earth and has been wreaking havoc ever since.  If satan couldn’t get to God, he would try to get to God’s man, Adam, which he did.

Revelation 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

 

The heavens  rejoiced to get rid of satan but woe to those who live in the earth.

Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

 

Jesus taught, while he was on earth, that there are those who yield to satan, who carry out the evil suggestions that the devil gives them for the earth.

John 8:43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

 

Jesus defeated satan at the cross and ultimately that will be evident. The reason it is still not evident is that Jesus turned around and gave the keys of the kingdom, which He had won through His victory on the cross, to the Church. It is up to the Church to enforce that defeat until Jesus actually fully comes back in His Second Coming.

While the Lord God has all authority and power, He works through His ways.

Psalm 115:16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

 

Jesus came to earth to solve the problem that was created on earth at the Fall in the Garden of Eden.  There is a jurisdiction that exists on the earth that God set up; he gave the earth to the children of men, and so for God to work in this realm he requires the cooperation of mankind, or in the case of Jesus, came to earth Himself to operate on this earthly realm in order to solve an earthly problem.  God sovereignly created the earth, but then turned it over to mankind, at least until the appointed time of the Second Coming.

There is a prophetic word that Jesus will return at the Second Coming; many people of many denominations are aware of that.  But that in itself is a legal event, so to speak, when Jesus will sovereignly again be on the earth.  Until then, if we hope to have the help of God, we have to find out how to relate to Him and do things His way.  God is not going to “pop in” (at least until the appointed time) to solve things on the earth that he gave mankind the responsibility and ability to take dominion over through the keys of the kingdom that Jesus won at the cross and gave to mankind to use in his name, on his behalf, as his ambassadors.

Mark 16:19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

 

God has always worked through people. Being God, he can sovereignly do anything. He has chosen to work through people on this earth through their obedience to His Voice, and through their prayers and through learning His ways and walking in them.   God is not a vending machine.  He requires obedience to His Will and ways.

From election fraud, to the Federal Reserve, to open borders, to drugs, to pedophilia, to transgenderism…all the evils of this present world which are contrary to “traditional values”, which values have traditionally been based on the Bible, satan is inspiring, and also inspiring people still under his control to enact a tyranny where the rule of the world is under satan. Satan lost that attempt for dominion in heaven and has since been trying to create it in the earth. His power is the power of bluff and the fact that no one, or not enough, collectively stand against what he is doing, in the name of Jesus.

The facts, the truth, belong with the Christians and conservatives, but the world overall has been in a state of sleep. There is some awakening due to the massive suffering and a questioning of why it is happening and the cause.

Ultimately, the cause is satanic power which works through people who are willing to yield to the power for power, profit, promotion, fear of man, blackmail, bribery, greed, corruption, lack of morals, lack of ethics, and lust.

Matthew 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

 


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The Rich Man and Lazarus

The Vision of Hell, by Gustave Doré

Luke 16:19 (KJV) There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:

20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,

21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:

28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.

31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

 


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Watch!

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Isaiah 21:11 The burden of Dumah. One calls to me out of Seir, “Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?”

Mark 13:32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. 34 It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.

35 “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36 If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37 What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”

Matthew 24:42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

Ephesians 5:11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. 13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. 14 This is why it is said:

“Wake up, sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”

The closer we are to the coming of Christ, the more evident it is that satan wants to take all of mankind with him to hell.

The gates of hell have opened. There is death and destruction all around.

Governments and churches have been infiltrated by communists and atheists and satanists and freemasons. There is a mixture of good and evil.

Images of witchcraft are in the public square.

Laws have been legislated that are contrary to God’s laws. These evil laws of men move civilization away from God. They give license for the devil to operate. They invite demons to operate in the atmosphere.

Good is called evil. Evil is called good.

Isaiah 5:11 Woe to those who rise early in the morning
to run after their drinks,
who stay up late at night
till they are inflamed with wine.
12 They have harps and lyres at their banquets,
pipes and timbrels and wine,
but they have no regard for the deeds of the Lord,
no respect for the work of his hands.
13 Therefore my people will go into exile
for lack of understanding;
those of high rank will die of hunger
and the common people will be parched with thirst.
14 Therefore Death expands its jaws,
opening wide its mouth;
into it will descend their nobles and masses
with all their brawlers and revelers.
15 So people will be brought low
and everyone humbled,
the eyes of the arrogant humbled.
16 But the Lord Almighty will be exalted by his justice,
and the holy God will be proved holy by his righteous acts.
17 Then sheep will graze as in their own pasture;
lambs will feed among the ruins of the rich.

18 Woe to those who draw sin along with cords of deceit,
and wickedness as with cart ropes,
19 to those who say, “Let God hurry;
let him hasten his work
so we may see it.
The plan of the Holy One of Israel—
let it approach, let it come into view,
so we may know it.”

20 Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.

21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
and clever in their own sight.

22 Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine
and champions at mixing drinks,
23 who acquit the guilty for a bribe,
but deny justice to the innocent.
24 Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw
and as dry grass sinks down in the flames,
so their roots will decay
and their flowers blow away like dust;
for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty
and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel.
25 Therefore the Lord’s anger burns against his people;
his hand is raised and he strikes them down.
The mountains shake,
and the dead bodies are like refuse in the streets.

Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away,
his hand is still upraised.

26 He lifts up a banner for the distant nations,
he whistles for those at the ends of the earth.
Here they come,
swiftly and speedily!
27 Not one of them grows tired or stumbles,
not one slumbers or sleeps;
not a belt is loosened at the waist,
not a sandal strap is broken.
28 Their arrows are sharp,
all their bows are strung;
their horses’ hooves seem like flint,
their chariot wheels like a whirlwind.
29 Their roar is like that of the lion,
they roar like young lions;
they growl as they seize their prey
and carry it off with no one to rescue.
30 In that day they will roar over it
like the roaring of the sea.
And if one looks at the land,
there is only darkness and distress;
even the sun will be darkened by clouds.

 

Satan does not confine himself to the four walls of a church.

He does not confine himself to individual sins of omission or comission.

He seeks individuals. He also seeks governments and nations.

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This is why bribes, blackmail, intimidation, compromises of all sorts are so dangerous for those in government. If satan can cause enough individuals in government to be bribed or blackmailed or compromised, then as a group they can be used by satan to defeat a nation.

In the garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were representatives of God’s government. When they sinned, they lost authority.

As satan seeks to cause individual men, women, and children to fall, so does he seek to take down nations.

Jesus defeated satan at the cross and the last thing Jesus did as he ascended into heaven, was to give authority to the church.

To wait for Jesus to return without resisting satan in the marketplace and in government is to be as the school shooting where the shooter went into the school and the security stood outside and did nothing.

A football team will never win living on the defense. A team will not win if it stands on the field and does nothing. A team will not win if it lets the other team run to the goal post over and over again.

Individuals, the church, and nations must watch. They must pray. They must resist satanic, modernistic, freemason, communist ideas from taking over governments, the marketplace, education, and all the different sectors of society.


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Is True Religion Going Out of Business?

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A question being tackled today is this: Is true religion going out of business?

Let’s start with the word, “business”.  Jesus said he had to be or must be about his Father’s business.  What is the Father’s business?  It is the salvation of souls, which is why Jesus came.

I John 3:8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. To this end the Son of God was revealed: that he might destroy the works of the devil.

II Timothy 2:25 in gentleness correcting those who oppose him: perhaps God may give them repentance leading to a full knowledge of the truth, 26 and they may recover themselves out of the devil’s snare, having been taken captive by him to his will.

 

The church is not a business in the same sense as the stationary store down the street or the cobbler’s shop.  It does have income.  It does have expenses.  But the income comes from commanded tithes and offerings in the Bible.  This pays for the expenses so the gospel can continued to be preached, whether in a building, through a missionary, though an outreach, by radio or by television.

God commanded the tithe to pay for the expenses of the church which is the local center through which the Spirit of God reaches out through the body of Christ to the community and world around it.

What is the business of the church?

The preaching of the gospel for the salvation of souls.

So going back to the question, “is true religion going out of business”?

The church has been affected by the culture of modernism. Modernism attempts to change the message of the Bible to make it conform to the standards of the world.

Progressive modernism wants to normalize sin.

The definition of sin has changed.  It might be called hate speech.   Alcoholism might be reshaped into the term “self medicating”.  Anger might be called “dysfunctional”. Pedophilia might be renamed into “minor-attracted person” (MAP). Murder of babies is redefined as “woman’s healthcare”.

It is like having the gold standard for the Olympics, but because everyone is so out of shape, they lower the standard and change the terminology.

True religion still exists, but it is not a popular message, because it demands repentance, it demands change.

People don’t want to hear the truth if it requires change.

There is a joke that goes something like this.  A doctor says to his patient, “The good news is that you are the perfect weight.  The bad news is that you are one foot too short.”


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Hell Fire Bible Verse

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Luke 16:19 “Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, living in luxury every day. 20 A certain beggar, named Lazarus, was taken to his gate, full of sores, 21 and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table. Yes, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 The beggar died, and he was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried. 23 In Hades,[a] he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far off, and Lazarus at his bosom. 24 He cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue! For I am in anguish in this flame.’

25 “But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that you, in your lifetime, received your good things, and Lazarus, in the same way, bad things. But here he is now comforted, and you are in anguish. 26 Besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, that those who want to pass from here to you are not able, and that no one may cross over from there to us.’

27 “He said, ‘I ask you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house; 28 for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, so they won’t also come into this place of torment.’

29 “But Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.’

30 “He said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’

31 “He said to him, ‘If they don’t listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if one rises from the dead.’”

 

Here is a shorter version of an out-of-body experience one man had with hell.  There are longer versions on the internet (at least at the time of this writing).  This version is 8 minutes.


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David Served God in His Generation

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Acts 13:36  For David, after he had in his own generation served the counsel of God, fell asleep, was laid with his fathers, and saw decay.

Judges 2:10  And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the Lord, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.

 

Generation after generation things change, “social mores” and customs change.  They are changed by progressives.  There is a saying in war, the victor rewrites history and our history books have been rewritten.

Societal change by the left, called “progressive” change, is based on the atheistic idea that man evolved from an ape.  If man evolved from an ape, then there is no God to answer to, and the thought is eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.

I Corinthians 15:32  If I fought with animals at Ephesus for human purposes, what does it profit me? If the dead are not raised, then “let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.”

 

Why worry about an afterlife and heaven or hell if you are a mere animal?  It is not spelled out that way, but that is the undercurrent of an atheistic society and all that stems from it:  education, history, literature, advertising, “truth” in journalism|propaganda, GMO foods, medicine, science, bribery, blackmail, etc., … down to what day of the week sports games are played.

So much of what has been happening has to be viewed through the long range view of history.

This nation was founded as a Christian nation.  Like the nation of Israel, it has backslid.  Like the nation of Israel, when a nation leaves God, it is chastening that drives the nation back to God.

This is true of a prodigal son.  It is true of a prodigal nation.

The danger of losing sight of generational understanding  is that when a generation dies off and has not properly taught the younger generation, if it has not been properly taught history, the younger generation can be hoodwinked by sly freemasons and communists who infiltrate churches and theological seminaries, producing theological interpretations contrary to the Word of God, having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof, and in some cases, there is not even a form of godliness.

I was just listening to Ken Paxton, Attorney General in Texas.  He makes a bottom line point.  If a murderer won’t obey the law to not murder, the murderer is not going to obey the law to not own a gun.

I would add that if a murderer will shoot his own grandmother in defiance of “honor thy father and thy mother”, a murderer is not going to obey any gun laws.

The Founding Fathers understood that the freedoms offered in the Word of God sometimes had to be backed up with physical enforcement.  Otherwise, you are expecting wolves in government to act as sheep.

There has been a divide in the church as to the understanding of the necessity for and right to self defense.  Self defense is a doctrine in the Catholic church.  I don’t know that it has been encapsulated that way in other denomination.

If there is never a need for enforcement against criminals, why is there a military at all?  Why is there a police department at all?  Why was WW II fought?

At some point, there has to be a proactive, offensive (used in relation to the idea of offense/defense) on-this-earth dealing with criminals and murderers and thieves.

A theme that is revisited more than once on this blog is that the secular idea that “what will be, will be” is an ungodly idea.

It is not correct theology. 

To sit back and say “whatever”, is not Christian.

Parents have the obligation to train and take care of and protect their children.  If that means going to school boards and making sure that there is armed protection in the schools, if that means making sure that there is one secured opening to the school that is locked unless the person knocking is permitted entry after being vetted, if that means using school funds for high tech equipment that can sense weaponry entering the school, whatever the best and brightest minds in self defense can lay out as a suitable course of action, then that takes the engagement of parents and school boards and whatever it takes to make that happen.  And if all the individual in school boards and government are progressives who proclaim gun control while living behind privacy walled neighborhoods and having armed guards themselves, if they are the only people you have in local government, or school board, or Department of Education, then maybe if you want protection for your children you might have to run yourself.  Or find a worthy candidate.

It’s too easy, and slothful, which is another word for lazy or complacent, to say, “whatever the Lord wants” while ignoring our own responsibilities.

Do I think that ultimately the answer is people coming to the Lord and having a change of heart and being born again?  Yes, of course, that is the ultimate answer.

But until then, are you going to let criminals run rampart saying, “what will be, will be”?


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