Saturday, May 26, 2007

And Shall Deceive Many : antichrist

A man has deceived many. His name is José Luis de Jesús Miranda. He is not the only one, but to those who know God and His Word, he is easy to identify.

Jesus said they would come afterward and do this. It is tragic that this man gets to get away with this. But Satan took the Word of God away from them so that they had no understanding of this thing that is happening now. How did Satan get these words of Jesus away from them?

Matthew 24:5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Matthew 24:11And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

Mark 13:6For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Luke 21:8And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.

Titus 1:10For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:

2 John 1:7For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

How has Satan taken this word of direct and clear warning away from these people that they have been deceived?

Satan did not come and take this word himself. He has no hands himself to steal with. He had to use something. Look at the parable of the sower again.

Matthew 13
1The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
2And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
3And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
4And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

And Jesus then explains this here

18Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
19When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

Confirming that Satan used a vessel to take that word out of the hearts of the people. In the parable he used the fowls of the air.

I pray God give you the ability to receive His Word and its transforming power.

Time to take off the gloves: this is real battle.

What does he use in this case. How did he get that word out of their heart? Or how did he intercept it from getting there in the first place?
He used a vessel called the Catholic Church.

Satan took the Word of God away from the people in the earlier days of the Catholic Church by keeping the Word bound in a language that was not understood by the common man. Look at men like Tyndale, Luther, Bunyan and Wycliffe and the price they paid to get the Bible into a form that men could read it.

Open your eyes to the demographics of the followers of this man. Miami based and the countries that have listed him as unwelcome (mostly Central American), and the race of his followers are mainly Latin descent. Those deceived are the children and children's children of the families that have been from the Catholic Church. Please don't shoot me for making an observation about obvious facts.

Those fowls of the air are greedy, they want it all for themselves.
They feast on the word and the praise of men, they gobble up the things of God and leave nothing, not a crumb of teaching of the word for those that are walking in the path of destruction. It allows them to receive this lie. It nurtures and cradles its followers to the doctrines of men.

Does every Catholic Church fit this description? Of course not. But you need to ask a very import question. Am I being taught the whole counsel of God?

Luke 13
18Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?
19It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.
20And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?
21It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
22And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.
23Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,
24Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Jesus is that gate ! Bless the Name of Jesus !

When you stand before God, you stand alone or with Jesus. There will not be anyone else to help or blame when you stand before the Maker of the Heavens and the Earth.

John 14
6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Pick Me !

I am not well known for witty quotes or humor. But the Lord just gave me
an awesome word in a short moment of concern. Here you go:

If they begin to hunt down the followers of Christ, to kill, to
persecute, or imprison. I want my testimony to make my name be on the top of their list.

Great News For Texas

From the Houston Chronicle

Rejoice that the people of Texas have opened the door of blessing back
to this state. We have made a place for the Word of God in our schools.
God does honor that effort. Of course you will have satan's regular
minions out there with their vile comments, but some people who love
Jesus have written also. I cannot describe how excited I am that this is
happening. Pastors, congregations, be praying about what part you can
have in this. For those of you in other states, I pray that you receive
this as well. There is enough blessing of God to share everywhere. They
may not let us in to teach or speak, but I can open my house or church
to tutor off campus.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Denying The Lord Jesus

To incorrectly represent someone is to deny their character. I have been in "dialogue" with a man from the LDS (Mormons). In our discourse, I pinned down the one main topic that is fairly common to all religions that claim to be of God and are not: that is the person of Jesus, His Deity, His place in the Triune Godhead from eternity past, His atonement for our sins on the cross.

This man is rather annoyed that I will not take the time to do a deep study of his faith. He cannot understand that I do not need to. What is important, is that I know Jesus. I have a relationship with God through the Lord Jesus and to reject every thing that is not Christ. Just like the people who are trained to spot counterfeit bills. They only handle good money. When something comes along that is not real, they know it.

They have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof. That power is Jesus. He is the theme and focus of the Bible. The focus of God's Word is entirely centered on Jesus. If you miss Jesus, you miss life.

The Assemblies of God have a good deal of material demonstrating this point. Please see the following links:

Like a road map, the Bible should leave the earnest reader at the feet of Jesus and in awe of His glory with the Father. If you read the Bible and do not end up in Christ, you missed it all and need to start over. Just like a map from city to city; you need to go back to the starting point and follow the trail again until you get to the right destination.

The LDS and the Jehovah's Witness's would have you believe that they have Jesus centered in their faith, but they do not. They offer you a misrepresentation of Jesus. Just like you were trying to go from Houston to New York and wound up in San Fransisco. They would be there to argue that you were looking at the Brooklyn Bridge and not the Golden Gate. The Christ they present in their faith is not the one I know from my Bible. My Jesus is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Jesus is one with the Father.

John 10:30I and my Father are one.

He is not inferior or the "brother of Satan". (See links from Watchtower site and LDS below)

The following link is from the Watchtower website, scroll to the bottom and you can see a table yielding their beliefs. Nested among many truths that they do share of God's Word are many errors, here is 1 major error "Christ is God's Son and inferior to Him". They have taken a great deal of scripture out of context to arrive at this conclusion based on the wisdom of man. See the link below.

You can also find links for LDS beliefs, but I found a more concise page here

To sum it all up: know Christ

2 Peter 1:16For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

I have a question. For all those of the Jewish, Islamic, LDS, and other faiths that deny the scriptures and the deity of Christ. Did the founder who wrote your doctrines demonstrate any power besides the ability to beguile many with false doctrine and lead you captive into rituals and things of mans wisdom?

The disciples of Jesus preached the Word with power, signs and wonders confirming their word.
I do not see that power as common as it should be in my Church. But we have the expection of it to happen. Where is your hope?

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Bible Classes In Public Schools

Praise God that this measure passed in Texas. Pray for those who will now execute the work. Many are opposed to this of course. Many are allowing Satan to work through them to try to fight this and keep God's Word out of the reach of people. That is a work of Satan. Remember in the parable of the sower, when the seed was sown, the first on the spot were the fowls of the air. Jesus said, this was Satan and he came to take the word out of the hearts of the people that it was sown into. Pray for these people who oppose this measure. Pray the gospel comes to them and pray confusion over the works of the devil that they come to no effect.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Waiting For The Veto

Houston Chronicle reports on the house voting in the hate crimes measure. It would be a great bill if it did not include the repression of free speech against the sin of homo sexual activity.

from Romans 1 in the NIV

21For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
24Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
26Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. 27In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
28Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. 29They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

Pretty much sums it up.

Glad I can write and quote this now. One day, one congress, one president, and one supreme court may come knocking on my door and demand I remove this post or face penalty of imprisonment.

Beloved, this is not a new issue. It has been since the days of old. The concern is that the scope of the issue has now reached global proportions. Those in Christ do not hate sinners such as homo sexual men and women. They would not hurt them, they would pray for them and express a love for the person and hatred for the sin and what it does to the person.

Consider a victim of cancer and their spouse. One loves their spouse, do they also love the cancer inside them? No, they hate the thing inside them that is killing them. So should all Christians love the sinner and hate the sin.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

We Have Arrived

I am sure that folks thought the last 2 World Wars was the beginning of the End Times. They had not seen any conflict to match their experience to date. If they could only see where we are now.

Let us list a few items:
1) Almost all nations have access to knowledge to build nukes and the resources to do it.
2) Same nations in item 1 can also deliver the product to the country of choice.
3) You need a score card and a small database to keep track of the wars in progress and potential wars to come.
4) Look up the amount of violent offenders and the degree/frequency/and scope of events.
5) Consider the current events that has already caused a top US official to resign and the 10,000 more that may be dis-closed on the call girl list published by prime time news.
6) God's Word being caste out of the schools, courts, and other prominent places.
7) The debt built up and money spent on entertainment.
8) Poverty, malnutrition, disease have not and cannot be conquered by man. They are still with us.
9) Divorce, single mothers, and the erosion of the family unit.

Special Insert that I overlooked.

10) The militant push being exerted to accept homosexual behavior as normal and acceptable; when it is sin and expressly judged in God's Word as being an abomination in His sight.


And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. Daniel 7:25

End Insert

This would be enough to send our fore-fathers running for the caves with sack cloth and ashes. But we endure this daily. Most of us do not see it because our eyes are distracted with the cares and dealings of this short life in the here and now.

Matthew 24:
38For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

That's just the short list. The good news is that God is greater!

God's people have already been warned this would happen:

Matthew 24

3And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
10And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
15When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
16Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
17Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
20But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
23Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25Behold, I have told you before.

(you have been warned)

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