Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Very Important Message for Christians


VERY important message for Christians

Well, praise Jesus today everyone. I have a very important message that every Christian needs to hear and every Christian needs to understand. And that message is about eternity, everlasting life, entering into God's kingdom. See a couple things will keep us from entering heaven. One of those things of course is sin. Everyone knows if you're living a life of sin and you're rejecting God's way, then you will end in hell. That is anyone who truly believes in Jesus and his words. Jesus sends people to hell if they reject him and if they live for themselves. Now sin is obvious. It's pornography, drunkenness, lewdness, carousing, parties, witchcraft, just indulging in all the desires of the flesh. But there is something else that brings a person to hell. And this is what I want to talk about because there are some Christians that are on their way to hell, but they believe that they're going to heaven because of this particular thing. And that particular thing that is bringing them to hell is that they are serving God in the way that they fit. They're serving God in their own way and not the way that is guided by the Holy Spirit. Now if you want to see testimonies about this, there are many testimonies on YouTube of Christians, some of which were pastors. And God allowed them to see the afterlife and they were on their way straight to hell, even though they were not sinning. They were not looking at porn, they were not committing adultery, they were not drunkards, they weren't doing anything that was sinful. But still they were on their way to hell because they were serving God their way in their church. And they were not serving God by the guidance of His Holy Spirit. Now if you want to check out some of these testimonies, one that I would recommend would be the testimony of Howard Pittman. I believe there's a testimony on YouTube of his under the title of Placebo by Howard Pittman. It's about probably an hour or two long. It's definitely worth your time to watch. Howard Pittman was a brother in the Lord and he shares his testimony with the church about this. He believed that he was a Christian, he believed that he was going to heaven, but he had a near-death experience. He found himself dead and on his way to hell. God let him see angels and demons. He wanted to plead for his life that God would allow him to come back to earth. And when he got to stand before God, God basically told him, Why would I let you into my kingdom when you're part of dead religion? That was just my interpretation of what God said. But Howard Pittman has that testimony if you want to see it for yourself and exactly what God told him. But the point being here guys is Howard Pittman was not a big sinner. He was not someone that was just in the world. But he was one of many pastors who was serving God his own way. And he found himself on his way to hell for serving God his own way. I encourage you to watch that testimony because you might also be in his same shoes on your way to hell, thinking that you're going to heaven because you're not sinning. Of course sin will bring you to hell but also serving God your own way will bring you to hell. So this is the warning to you and to the whole Christian church. You need to serve God by the guidance of the Holy Spirit His way, not your way, not the dead religion way, not the church way, not the Babylon system. Come out of apostasy and serve Jesus by the guidance and the love of His Holy Spirit. Do you know Jesus and do you know for a fact that He is leading you and guiding you? Do you know that when you stand before him that He is going to say “good and well done my faithful servant”? Or will you find yourself in the shoes of Howard Pittman the first time he died when God said to him basically “away from me”? Make sure that you are not that soul that God says "depart from me, you who practice iniquity". Make sure that you get this thing right with Jesus that you serve God his way and not your own way. May the grace of Jesus be with you.

Monday, December 18, 2023

The Rapture is a False Doctrine

 Don't put your faith in the  "Rapture Doctrine" which is a lie from the lips of the apostate Church, also known as the False Prophet. This Babylon church, for years has told people that if they believe in a pre-tribulation rapture they will be able to evade the things coming upon the Earth and God will save them. Rather, if you want to be saved, you have to get to know Jesus and OBEY Him. If you obey Jesus and follow Him with your life, the trials and tribulations you go through will be the ones that He allows to refine you. But if you are faithful to Jesus, the trials that the world has to go through, you will have no part of, because you will be separate and the Lord will keep you. (REV. 3:10) Pray that you are counted WORTHY to escape the trials and the hour of testing that the whole world must face by the force of God. 

Monday, December 4, 2023

My Testimony Why I Won't Return to Church


My Testimony Why I Won't Return to Church

Well praise Jesus today everyone. I wanted to share a little bit of my personal testimony. Many of you probably already know it or parts of it. But I want to share this testimony to encourage anyone that is out there, whatever walk of life you are, to truly follow Jesus Christ and not to be discouraged with religion, with church, with family members who are lukewarm, and to really come into the Lord's true church. The true church worships Jesus Christ in spirit and in truth. And they are not held in one building somewhere. In fact, most of all the churches, the local churches, are all false. They're following devils, they're lukewarm, they're the Laodicean church, they're preaching doctrines of demons, they're telling people that you can't really repent.

The true churches are those individuals that truly come to the Lord. They have an experience with Jesus, they meet Jesus Christ, they repent of their sins, they mean it in their heart, and the Lord starts changing their life. There are true churches that exist in prison, there's true churches that exist in underground China, there's true churches that exist in the jungles in Africa, and there is a true church in America and on every continent, I suppose, anywhere where people are willing to die to themselves, pick up the cross, and live for Jesus Christ and His gospel.

Now a lot of people over the years have really critiqued me for not being part of church, for leaving church, asking me why I would do that or why do I speak evil against church, why don't I just go back to church and preach Jesus in church, or why don't I get my family in church and just be a light in church. And there's a very good reason for that, and I want to explain that shortly right here and then give a bit of my testimony. The main reason why I left church is because Jesus called me out of church. When I was younger, I told myself, in fact I made a promise to myself that I openly shared with other people that I would never leave church, I would never depart from my calling in church unless it was a direct revelation from God. In other words, unless I heard from heaven, “Andy don't go back to church, I have something else for you”, I set in my heart that I would absolutely never be part of a church. I dedicated my life to be witnessing to people in church. In fact, as soon as I graduated from high school, I decided to go into full time ministry, so I joined a Baptist church, I started going to Bible college as soon as I could to learn how to preach the Bible, to tell people about Jesus, because it really was my heart to want to lead people to the Lord. And I thought the way to do this was in church because my family had encouraged me in this way, like many of us who are Americans, we were raised in the American church, whether that was Pentecostal, Baptist, or Catholic, whatever your background was. And so I was no different.

But as time went on, I became more and more of a hypocrite in church, I became more and more depressed, and this depression after a few years led me to really start praying. And at that point of the depth of my depression, I was a pastor who knew that I was likely on my way to hell. I didn't really believe what I was teaching, I wasn't even really sure if God existed. But I had enough faith to pray a simple prayer, and that was just something like, “Jesus help me, please show me what I need to do, give me something”. And when I started praying, I started having visions of Jesus virtually every single night. And it wasn't just a one-time thing, it was again, again, and again. I've shared this before on YouTube before, but one of the first visions Jesus gave me was that church was like a whorehouse. And in this vision, I saw a gigantic building, sort of like Costco, a big warehouse. And in the warehouse, I saw Satan. Satan was sitting on a gigantic throne, a chair, and he had a huge TV screen. And the room was basically black, but there was a bunch of prostitutes in this warehouse. But I could see all the prostitutes on Satan's, on his TV screen. And Satan turns around on his throne, and he says to me, “you can have any one of these women in my house, but you have to choose at least one”. And that was the end of that part of the vision, but then the Holy Spirit told me in the dream, this is how the churches are. And then I saw a woman, and I said, this is how the churches are. And then I woke up from that dream, and I realized what the Holy Spirit was showing me. Every single one of the churches that are organizations of man, the Laodicean churches, these churches that are in sin, none of them belong to God. All of them have been infiltrated by the devil.

Now I had this as one of my very first visions from Jesus, and it didn't end there. If you want to go back and see some of my videos and testimonies I made about this, you can go look at my oldest videos, which were about 12 years ago. I documented a lot of the dreams I was having at that time, but it wasn't just one or two, it was like hundreds. The Lord gave me like hundreds of dreams and visions of why I should never go back to church. In fact, when Jesus called me out of church, He told me not even to go there to preach the gospel. I had a vision of that, and Jesus told me that He is not welcome in the church, and so I'm not going to be welcome to go there as well. So to get out of there and to preach the gospel anywhere I go, on the street, at my work, preach on YouTube, preach on Facebook, wherever, wherever you can go, preach Jesus, but don't go back to church. It's a snare from the devil.

So guys, I didn't stop going to church because I just thought that people were bad. I was bad. I didn't stop going to church just because I thought that people were a hypocrite, I was a hypocrite. I didn't stop going to church because people didn't love me. People loved me, and I loved them. In fact, all my family members were going to church at that time, and my family members and my friends cared about me. They helped me get my first house, they helped me buy some of my first vehicles, and I was very loved in the world by my friends, my church family and my blood family. So anyone who wants to accuse me saying that I was hurt by the church or I just had a bad taste for the church, that's where you would be wrong because I was in love with my church. I was in love with God's ministry in church, and in fact I told myself I would never leave there except that it were a direct revelation from God. And guys, that is exactly my testimony of what happened. I had not one revelation from God about leaving church, but many, probably hundreds. And this happened so frequently that I knew, in fact I got to the point where I wondered, doesn't God know that I already get the point not to go back to church? But I kept on getting dreams and visions of don't go back to church, don't enter, it's a whorehouse, they're out to kill and destroy, they are satanic, they're doing witchcraft, these people are not the body of Christ, they do not love you, they are not true pastors, they're wolves, they're not even in sheep's clothing. And on and on these revelations went, not about the world, but about church.

So the reason why I don't go back to church, and I never will, is because Jesus called me out of there Himself, and he's the one that gave me such redundant revelations about this, that it stayed in my mind and in my heart, it's been written on my heart so passionately that I know what I know about this from my Lord Jesus Christ. Not from another person, not from my own imagination, but because Jesus called me out of there by God's own will. So this is the reason why I left, guys. As you know, part of my testimony was that I was a full time pastor, pretty much high school I became a pastor, at first I was an intern, and I was learning from the youth pastor there, I went to college, I first went to a two year college just to get my undergraduate's degree, and then I went to a four year university, I got my degree from Fresno Pacific University in Fresno, and it was a degree that started out in biblical theology, but it ended up being biblical literature because I didn't pass my Greek class, and so I changed my emphasis to biblical literature, and a minor in Christian contemporary ministries, which basically just means you're given the tools to start your own church, or to do church ministry. And I did all that because that is what I thought God wanted me to do, and I wanted to be dedicated to God's purpose in telling people Him, or telling people the truth about God, that was my heart's passion and my heart's desire to lead people to the Lord.

So all that to say, if you're not convinced that church is a whorehouse, that church is not the place for you, you need to seek revelation from God. A lot of people, they're just looking for fellowship, they're trying to look for a place to fit in, and so they're church hopping. They go to one church and they figure out, man, these guys don't even believe in the resurrection, this isn't the church I want to go to. And so then they join another church and they realize, oh, these guys don't even believe the Bible, they're following some other literature. So then they leave that church, they go to another church, and they think, these guys seem really passionate about God, but then they learn, these guys have cult kind of qualities. And so they end up just church hopping from church to church to church, and eventually they realize, God wants me, He wants me following Him by His Spirit, and eventually they just come out of church altogether. Some people start home Bible studies while they're trying to find God, and that falls apart.

But what we need to do, if we want to be part of the Lord's true church, is to wait on Him in prayer and ask Him what to do. Following Jesus as His church is not about joining a church, but it's about God making His culture in us, changing our hearts, changing our minds, renewing our minds and our conscience, making us a new creation. And when we do that, we become the body of Christ because He is making us the sorts of people and the culture that He wants us to be. We're not joining ourselves to an American culture or to a church culture that already exists. Now, I want to speak about something here as an analogy, and that is to woodcraft or cabinetry. If you have ever worked with wood before, then you know that it can take a long time. If you're making a cabinet or making a table or a shelf, it can be a lot of sanding. And I looked into a few years back how tables were made, like really nice tables that are made out of just normal wood from trees. And some of the really expensive tables that might be $10,000, these come from oak trees. And a lot of this kind of wood, they put the wood in a shed and they leave it in that shed to dry for 10 years. And this wood for making this cabinet or this table is literally not ready to use until 10 years, until it's seasoned. Now, you might think that's a long amount of time, but if you try to make a table sooner than that, it's going to warp. The moisture content will not be correct. You could try to dry it out quicker. There's some ways to do that, but you may crack the wood. And so the most foolproof that people have done for years is cut the wood and they allow it to dry for like 10 to 15 years before they actually craft the table. Now, the analogy I'm drawing from that is spiritual fruit takes time.

And when I came to Jesus and came out of the church, in my mind not understanding God or the true church, I thought I'm going to come out of the church and because of my testimony, half of the church is going to follow. We're going to start the true church. And within a year, there's going to be a huge number of people who follow Jesus and will be able to basically be hand in hand in ministry. That did not happen. In fact, to this day, I'm not sure if any of the original people that I was within ministry repented the same way I did. I don't know if any of them came to Jesus and had revelation from Him and repented of dead religion. But when I repented to start following Jesus, it became this journey that started out very lonely. It was me and Jesus. And then as I walked with the Lord, my wife truly put her faith in Jesus. That was the first blessing and that was the first miracle. And then as I walked with the Lord, some people in my family put their faith in Jesus. And then as I kept on walking in the Lord, some friends came along who also put their faith in Jesus. But this process of following Jesus and being a witness did not happen in a year. It didn't even happen in half a decade. In fact, the fruit that has happened has happened over a period now of about 13 or 14 years. It's taken that long to start bearing spiritual fruit for the Holy Spirit to work through me and then for other people in my life to also be part of the true church. It didn't happen because I joined a church or tried to start a church or tried to make a ministry of man or by my own arm of the flesh. It happened because I waited on the Lord and like that wood being cut and then put into a shed to age until the appropriate time, I had to wait upon the Lord and be molded by the Lord and changed by the Lord in order to be used in His church and for other people also to come and to repent. But spiritual fruit happens as the Lord wills it.

And the development of the true church happens as the Lord wills it because He is the potter, we are the clay. He is the craftsman and we are like the wood. And so I use that analogy because I think a lot of people imagine that they're just going to go out and they're going to get into a church and they're going to join themselves to a culture and automatically they're going to be Christians. And what they end up finding is all of these false churches that don't really have the love of the Lord in them, they're church cultured, they're cultured in the world, but they know nothing about the truth of Jesus. So if you are someone today that is looking for a good church, looking for a good Bible study, you need to give that up. You need to go to the Lord and say, “Lord, I need you to change my heart. I need you to be the potter and I will be the clay. I will be like the wood and you will be like the craftsman.” Give your heart to Him. Stop looking for dead religion. Stop looking for Bible study. Stop looking for other so-called brothers and sisters. It is about you finding Jesus and Him molding you and changing you. And then after He changes your heart and gives you a new heart and mind and you are renewed, then spiritual fruit will start to manifest in your life because it is the Holy Spirit that is working through you, not because you joined a church. And when that happens, the culture around you will change because Jesus is the one that is changing the culture around you. He is molding you and the people around you. You're not joining yourself to a culture, but you're part of a culture that is the body of Christ, that the Lord is changing and molding to His own image. That is the kind of church you need to be a part of. The part or the church that is truly connected to the vine. He is the vine, we are the branches. And apart from Jesus Christ we can do nothing.

So guys, this is my testimony why I left church. And it truly has been a blessing. It's been a blessing to come into the true body of Christ, to worship God in spirit and in truth, and to be able to walk with the Lord every day. It's such a blessing that the world hates us, that Christians don't understand us, that people speak evil of us, that they try to slander our name. It's really a blessing when people speak evil of us because they are the same people that spoke evil of Jesus Christ. It's a blessing when the children of God are accepting us as children of God because that means that they are also in the same household of the faith. And so we shouldn't be looking to the approval of men or the disapproval of men. We shouldn't be looking for our joy in what people think, but just seeking after what the Lord thinks of us. And as we put all of our focus on the Lord, then He will be able to guide us, He will be able to reflect back to us who we really are, and then we can grow to be the people that He wants us to be. So I hope this encourages someone that's looking for true faith, where they should go. A lot of people say, well where should I go? Where would I go if I don't go to church? What would I be doing if I wasn't watching TV or playing video games or listening to music? What would I do with all my time? If you find Jesus, you will be able to do everything with Jesus. You will not need TV, you will not need the corrupt music and bars and the corrupt church. Jesus will give you a new life, He will give you new hope, He will give you new friends, He will give you everything new, and then you will walk with Him by faith, not by sight, not by getting on the internet and finding some church organization that next weekend you'll go to this church. But you will trust the Lord because you have faith, and then you will follow Him each step by faith. It's about your relationship being built in faith with the Lord through obedience.

So if that's the kind of faith that you want, I encourage you to pray with me. I'm going to pray for the church and pray that the Lord opens your conscience, your eyes and your ears to the truth, that you may walk in the light. “So Lord Jesus, I pray for your true church, those that want to worship you in spirit and in truth, I pray that you enlighten them, I pray that they may be filled with your Holy Spirit and that shackles would be broken, chains would be broken off of them of sin. I pray that they can be set free of demons and evil and deception and the blindfold of the world that is across so many people. I pray that they can see through all of the lies and see through to you Lord, that you love us and that you offer forgiveness of sins and the purification through your death and your resurrection, through your blood Lord. I pray that people today may truly put their faith in you and come out from the world and be separate and die to themselves, pick up their cross and follow you and truly be ministers of righteousness. So I pray for anyone out there that is listening to this message that they're not sure where to go, they may be deceived with church or lonely so they're looking for fellowship. I pray that you may speak to them, that they may know that you want their souls, and you want their attention and you will be their king and their friend and that you will lead them and show them the right way. So I pray for those, my brothers and sisters that are part of the body of Christ, that you may pick them up and lead them in righteousness and that they may be able to walk the straight and narrow path with you Lord to the very end without distractions. In your name we pray Lord Jesus, Amen.”

 So thank you guys for listening, if you got this far of listening to my testimony, it's a blessing to follow the Lord, it's a blessing to be His child, it's a blessing to do His work. I see some of your comments coming in. I'll take a moment to look at some of the comments here.

Yeah, so one big deception is trying to find a bible believing church. A lot of the bible believing churches if not all of them here in the states they don't believe in Jesus they believe in their bible. And that's a problem because if you have your faith in your bible and not in Jesus then you're in idolatry and a lot of Christians are just looking for a good fellowship a good bible believing church but they're not looking for a good savior, they're not looking for Jesus Christ and that's really sad. So don't look for a bible believing church, look to get yourself right with Jesus Christ. The true church are those who worship God in spirit and in truth they're not worshiping on this mountain or that mountain or in this church or that church. They're those people all across the world that worship God in spirit and in truth.

I see your comment there, “Can one stay at home on Sunday without going to church?” Guys if we belong to Jesus we worship Him in spirit and in truth we don't go to church we are His true church if His holy spirit abides in us and the people that likely the Lord will put in your life to meet with will be your own husband or your children you can read the bible with your spouse with your children but don't involve yourself with another guy's wife. Don't involve yourself with other people. If the Lord hasn't put them in your life because you know in church they go there with all the right intentions of doing bible study, getting close to Jesus, but families get close to other families they end up falling into sexual sin then affairs lead to adultery and fornication, children out of wedlock and the next thing you know they're following Satan and not God at all. Following Jesus is not about going to church on Sunday or Saturday. Following Jesus is about him being with you every day and you being the true church every single day whether you're with anyone or whether you're not.

There's a lot of people, I see your comment there about “do you believe Paul's gospel was different from Jesus' gospel?” A lot of people for years during the time of Paul all the way up to today, they slander the apostle Paul, they do the same thing to me and to anyone who truly follows Jesus. So go figure that when Paul had a revelation from Jesus and was changed to follow Jesus that people would be accusing him even up to the modern day today. So interestingly all of those people including Peter and the early apostles, they were all skeptical of Paul but when the Holy Spirit showed them that Paul was really a disciple, they trusted Paul, not because they were putting their trust in men but because God Himself gave visions to the apostles and to other disciples that Paul was truly a man of God and he would do the Lord's work and he would suffer for the Lord. So it's a blessing that we have a lot of brother Paul's writings. A lot of people misunderstand Paul's writings and they interpret it in their own way. But regardless Paul had a heart for Jesus just as I do, he wanted people to come into the faith and of course. False brethren and false prophets and dead religion will hate Paul because he was preaching Jesus Christ crucified. So Paul was a brother in the Lord.

When you come to Jesus for real, you certainly will lose friends, family members, anything that you give your life for is going to be a dramatic change in your life. If you fully give your life to Jesus Christ and you mean it, people will turn on you, they will hate you, they will despise you. You have to seriously count the cost if you will follow Jesus. I think, most Christians today have never counted the cost, and that's why they like church. Because church basically says just come on Sunday, pay tithe which is 10% and you're going to heaven. And a lot of people like that gospel because it doesn't mean you have to die to yourself. But if you really follow Jesus, it means dying to yourself daily, picking up your cross daily and every day walking with the Lord, drinking His cup. And most Christians don't want to do that, they'd rather do church because it's easy.

“Do you have to fast for God to speak to you?” Well, sometimes, not always. There's times of fasting if the Lord calls you to fast. But also the devil could have you fast, the devil would want to accuse you because you're not fasting. There's stories in the Bible of people doing fasts that weren't of God. And Jesus talked about how the Pharisees would fast, you know, I don’t know, maybe 3 times a week and they'd all do it for show. So it's much more important to obey the Lord than try to do a fast to prove yourself to God or to prove yourself to yourself. Some people just see a fast as very spiritual And so they try to do these extravagant fasts and then when they can't complete them, they feel very discouraged and their faith is totally broken. So, if you fast, do it for the Lord, not to try to prove your spirituality is better than someone else or comparing yourself to someone. Don't do it out of, you know, because the devil is accusing you. If you do fast, may it be for the Lord, and if you don't, may it be for the Lord. But “do you have to fast for the Lord to speak to you?” Absolutely not. In some cases, the way to push through is through fasting, but not every case. Each situation is different, and you can take that before the Lord and work out your own relationship with Him if it's beneficial for you to fast or not.

So, that's a good question, “How do we wait on Jesus?” The way you wait on Jesus in prayer is by just praying to Him and asking Him to guide your life. We don't know everything. We don't have to know everything about life in order to walk with the Lord, but if we ask Him to guide our path, even if we don't know where we're going, He knows how to guide us because we are His creation. In my younger life, walking with the Lord, I wasn't sure how that works. It's hard to explain, but I know how it works now from walking with the Lord. I remember when I was wondering where I would work, and I was looking for a job. I had a friend that was a Christian that worked at Costco, and so I was convinced that maybe God wanted me to work at Costco. So, I went to this Costco and my friend was there and my friend basically gave his approval of me to the manager, and I thought I'd have this job. But I had also prayed asking God for His guidance and I didn't get that job because it wasn't the Lord's will, even though my paperwork looked great, even though I was able to talk to the manager and I had a friend there that was a Christian. It wasn't God's will for me and because I was simply praying and seeking the Lord's guidance, the Lord guided my feet even though I was going the wrong direction. And that's happened time and time again in my life. It's not important that we know exactly where we're going to this job or to that job or what's the best thing to do. If we seek the Lord first and ask Him for wisdom, He will guide our feet because He knows how to guide His creation and we are His creation.

Praise Jesus that you guys are receiving your shirts. It's been a blessing to send those shirts out. I've sent them out over a period of probably two weeks now. So some of them are still probably in the mail. I have another couple dozens of them that I'm sending out on probably on Monday. So be looking for those in the mail. But that's truly been a blessing. The other day, you know, I got to wear one of those shirts out in public and it's been a really cool experience being able to wear some new Jesus shirts out in public. The other day I was wearing one and a guy looked at the shirt and it was one that I made for myself with my warningthepeople website on the back and on the front it just said Jesus is alive. And the guy, he was very upset that I had a shirt that just said Jesus is alive. And he said to me, “isn't Jesus dead?” And I said to him, because I knew he was just mocking me, I said, “well, Jesus did die a long time ago, but he did resurrect. You know, he came back from the dead.” And the guy just looked at me and he said, “well I didn't pay attention in religion class.” But even though the guy rejected the gospel, he rejected Jesus, on judgment day that guy will have to hold an account for his words. And he got the message that Jesus Christ is alive. So even if I didn't speak one word, the message of Jesus Christ is going out. Jesus is alive. We have to stand with Him or we're against Him. We have to be unashamed of Him or He will be ashamed of us. So these shirts are really cool. They're a wonderful way to be able to share Jesus in public places even if you don't open your mouth. Super cool.

So “why are my comments always off?” Guys, I had comments on for probably about 10 years and I answered probably hundreds of thousands of questions. And after about 10 years it got to the point where I had so many videos and so many people making accusations and slandering me and others and causing confusion that it was too much to keep up with. I turned it off because I don't want people spreading hatred and confusion to other members of the body of Christ, especially baby Christians, on my page. There are millions if not billions of other channels on youtube. You can go there if you want to post comments but not on my page. My page is going to be a place to point people to Jesus, not a place to bicker or to ask questions or anything like that. I'm just going to be preaching Jesus for those that want to hear. And if you don't want to hear it, then obviously you can go somewhere else. But my channel is going to be for promoting Jesus Christ, not gossip or slander or speaking evil of people.

Still looking through some of the comments here. One big reason, John, “why people don't grow in their faith” is because they're not doing the things that they know they should be doing, but they're trying to appease God with other things in their life. For example, it's pretty common for guys to be into pornography, right? So you're not going to grow in your faith at all if you're into pornography or if you have some kind of drug addiction. That basically is going to stunt you spiritually because you know that whatever you share, you have this underlining sin that's polluting your life. But a lot of times what happens with people that are older, that have been a Christian a long time, but aren't growing in their faith, is they have some secret sin in their life, and they haven't confessed that sin. They haven't done what Jesus has called them to do to get that sin out of their life, so they're just not spiritually moving at all. And they get to the point where they're resentful, they hate God, but they won't say that in their prayer life. But their spirit starts to detest God because He's not speaking to them, He's not teaching them new things, they feel disconnected from God. But they don't want to do the very essential basics to get sin out of their life. But these sorts of people, John, they will do everything else to appear good before men. They'll be donating like $30,000 a year to a church. And they feel like because they're giving all this money, then they will be granted immunity. That they'll be granted a place in heaven because they're paying God for their sin. Or they donate to the poor or to children or orphanages, something like that. Because, see, when we are wrong in our hearts with God, a lot of times we want to appease our conscience. So what you end up doing to try to appease your conscience is you do good deeds. So you give to the poor, you try to help someone, you buy someone groceries, you go on a mission trip, you smile at a child, you open a door for an elderly person. You do things that are good, things that God would want you to do, but you're doing those things to try to appease a guilty conscience. And still when you go home, you try to convince yourself at night that because you did all these good deeds, that you somehow found favor in the eyes of God. But what you sense in your soul is that God is still not pleased with you, even though you did all these good things. So why is that? That is because you still have some underlining sin that long ago God asked you to repent from, and you never repented from that specific sin. And because you haven't repented of it, you haven't spiritually grown. All you've been doing is trying to band-aid that sin with doing other good deeds. And I did that when I was in church. Pretty much everyone does that that is not really following Jesus. They're trying to band-aid over their sin with good deeds. And that will never get you into heaven. And you will never grow spiritually with the Lord. Growing spiritually as a man or as a woman happens when you can confront your sins, when you can confront your demons, and then really repent of them no matter what happens. So you have to be serious enough with God and with your life that you're willing to die for Jesus before you will compromise. So if you know that you did a sin in the past that will bring you to prison, or that could make you do life in prison, you need to confront those things. You need to face those demons no matter what the cost. Because if you're not willing to confront your sin and confess it to God, and if necessary, before men, then you're never going to grow spiritually. Growing spiritually is all about living in the light.

So if you are in the light of Jesus Christ you will grow. Your evil deeds have to be exposed. You need to rebuke everything that's evil so that then you can grow. But if you're hiding in the dark even with one foot, then that one foot in the dark is going to keep you from moving forward in the light. Those who are moving forward on the path of light it's because they're fully committed to Jesus Christ. They're fully exposed in the light. They're transparent. That's why in Revelation it talks about them as transparent gold. They're pure. They're see-through. They don't have any shadow of darkness in them. Jesus has purified them from the inside out. They have confessed everything that's evil and they're able to follow the Lamb of God wherever He goes. So this is how you grow, guys. You don't grow by trying to do little good deeds, by going to church, by doing Bible study, by memorizing scriptures, by giving alms to the poor. You grow when you come out of the darkness into the light. Then you will grow in your faith.

 So someone asks, “I need to be saved. How?” That answer is Jesus Christ. If you put your faith in Jesus Christ and you pray a simple prayer to Him, He will pull you up from the grave. That prayer is just, “Jesus save me. I need you Lord.” And if you can pray, “Jesus save me and I will put my faith in you and walk with you and be with you,” then you can pray that prayer and put your faith in Him and He will start leading you. But you need to be serious to walk with Him.

Yep, we are the bride of Christ. Jesus talked about how there was not marriage in heaven, that is between men and women. The only wedding, the only marriage that is in heaven is between His church, that is the bride of Christ and then the groom, which is Jesus Christ. And that is an analogy. So, on this earth, the demonstration between God and His people is a husband and a wife. And that analogy is, a husband is as the role of Jesus Christ and the wife is as the analogy of the church. And we need to love our wife as Jesus loves His church. And so, there's only one wedding that happens in heaven and it's not between physical men and women like how we are, no one is having sex in heaven or having babies, but all of us become as the angels in heaven, as Jesus said. But the one marriage that happens is between the bride of Christ, which is His church, and the Son of God or the bridegroom, which is Jesus. And He uses that analogy to be able to help us understand and He's given us marriage on this earth to be able to help us understand the marriage that happens between the bride of Christ, which is us, and the bridegroom.

So, “is remarriage adultery?” That is a question that you need to bring before the Lord and ask Him. Don't let people answer that question for you. There's a lot of people that want to say yay or nay, but questions like that you need to bring straight to the Lord and get your answer from Him and no one else.

So, the way to beat lust or whatever sinful addiction you had is to continually rebuke the devil. Even when some Christians, including myself, got extremely serious to follow Jesus, we were still, like, as we fell asleep, attacked by demons with lust. So, it's pretty common as you're getting serious with Jesus that the devil will use his lust hand against you, which for many men is lust. So, you know, as you're falling asleep you will start to have a lustful dream and then you're wondering “why am I having these lustful dreams if I am committed to God”. That is Satan trying to sift you, trying to use every lust resource he has to take you to hell. So, when Satan comes against you hard, you need to come against him harder. Come against him with the Spirit of God. Rebuke Satan in the name of Jesus and then be serious to stay in the light. Pray before you go to bed. Pray when you go out in public. Make sure you keep your eyes on what is pure and your ears on what is holy. Don't listen to sexualized music or ungodly music. Certainly, don't listen to rap music or rock music that influences your sensuality. Don't be watching things on YouTube or things on the television that have anything that is accentuating pornographic things or sensuality because all those things will heighten the lust of your flesh. And make sure that you're feeding your spiritual man and not your flesh. If you continue to feed your flesh with lustful thoughts, with lustful music, and then your flesh goes to war with your spirit, your flesh is going to win against your spirit because you have fed your flesh. But if you are always feeding your spirit with the words of life that come from Jesus, if you're practicing denying yourself, then when your flesh goes to war with your spirit, your spiritual man will win because you have fed your spiritual man. So the man that you feed or the woman that you feed will be the one that wins when you go into the ring.

So, yeah, a lot of the churches are going to recommend the COVID vax and I think the reason is obvious. We get to a point where the government will say you can't meet together with other people or you can't fly or whatever unless you've taken the COVID vaccine. So people get pretty weird about that. Jesus knows guys. In my spirit I'm convinced that it's not a good thing to do, but that's what the Lord has shown me. I'm not going to go and get my vaccines and all of that stuff to get into a fellowship or so that I can fly. If it's the will of the Lord I'm going to be able to fly. If it's the will of the Lord I'm going to be able to preach the gospel. But if the Lord wants me at home because I'm unvaccinated then I'm staying at home. This thing's going to happen by the power of the Holy Spirit not by man's vaccine. So be led by the Lord in that what you need to do, but don't go out and get the vaccine simply because you know a church group or a cult group told you to do so or because the government told you that it was the right thing to do. Jesus never said go and listen to Rome for your morality or go and join this cult group in order to know how to be vaccinated correctly so that you can survive. But we are told in the scriptures that no weapon will be able to work that is formed against us if we truly are with the Lord and I believe that. If we stay with the Lord he will be able to work through us. We'll be able to do His works even if the world says it's impossible. So trust the Lord. Go where He calls you to go and do what He calls you to do but don't trust people.

So yes if you believe in Jesus Christ be baptized. I don't know where you need to go. You need to trust the Lord and certainly if you have faith in Jesus that He can do anything then you you've got to at least have the faith that He can send you some water. That seems like the smallest amount of faith you'd have to muster up to believe that God could send you someone with some water for baptism. If you don't have the faith to believe that you could be baptized, I don't know how you're going to have the faith to believe Jesus resurrected from the dead or anything else spiritual for that matter. So if you do want to follow Jesus put your faith in Him. Trust that He will lead you to water to be physically baptized so that you can fulfill all righteousness and then trust Jesus that He will fill you with His Holy Spirit and change your mind and give you a new heart and mind to follow Him. But yes, if you want to follow Jesus be baptized in water and then be ready to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

True it's not always demons or the devil that bring lust often is just our own flesh but it could be a combination of both. Sometimes the devil gives me dreams and it truly is a demon that is in the disguise of a woman and if you rebuke that demon that looks like a woman it will turn into a demon so those are demonic. But there are other times where you can just have lustful flesh and the demons also have lustful flesh and they can also know that so they can pray on a lustful flesh. That is why it's so important that you immediately put down the flesh and build up your spiritual man in prayer. So that's why we every single day as soon as we wake up, we have to put on the full armor of God. We have to daily deny ourselves, pick up our cross which means putting down the flesh and be in prayer.

Well, that's an interesting question, “Does the Bible appear different upon becoming saved or is it just me?” So absolutely remember even the Ethiopian was trying to read Isaiah 53 or 52 whatever that was, and the Ethiopian was reading it and he didn't understand it and he was saying, “is it talk is Isaiah talking about himself or another?” And then was it Philip says to him basically the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Ethiopian believes and wants to be baptized and then he has a new understanding of the scripture. When we come to Jesus Christ the Lord gives us completely new understanding to the scripture. He enlightens us to the truth and that truly is a wonderful thing. There are some Christians that are so spiritually blind even the most plain scriptures they can totally misinterpret because they're blind. But when Jesus opens our eyes we can see His words clearly.

So I'm going to read this one. Man, that's a good question too. I don't know is your name Alina? “How to get rid of unwanted thoughts?” So I had noticed especially over the last few years after COVID came out in particular that a lot of demons have been released. And they're the sorts of demons that will torment your mind. So they torment your mind while you sleep. They will torment your mind while you are awake in broad daylight. They will put intrusive thoughts into your mind and give you unwanted thoughts. But the wonderful news is if you do have the Holy Spirit, you can rebuke Satan. You can rebuke these evil thoughts and you can cast them out. A lot of people imagine like an exorcist who is casting out demons, but they don't imagine themselves. So you basically have to be if you want to call it the exorcist or the man or the woman that casts out the demon. And the way you do this is simply by praying in Jesus's name and rebuking evil thoughts in Jesus's name. And as much as an evil thought comes against you, you need to rebuke it. Sometimes guys these demons hang out in specific physical locations. I've been to some areas where the demons would literally hang out like right by a certain area of the creek or one certain area in the mountains. And whenever I went by this one particular spot, I'd have the exact same thoughts every time. And what the Holy Spirit told me to do is to pray extra every time I pass by that location. And then when you're able to rebuke the devil and push through that then that place becomes a holy spot where it's now sanctified for the Lord and it's not a place for that demon any longer. Demons want to be able to take over territory just like Vladimir Putin or just like any other world conqueror. Satan wants to conquer whatever part of the physicality he can or whatever part of your soul he can. So if he can physically take over your mouth with cigarettes he's going to do that. If he can physically take over your mind and your heart with lust, he's going to do that. If he can take over whatever part of your nation, he can he's going to do that. But you need to take that back if you're going to be a child of God. And the way to do that is by rebuking Satan in the name of Jesus every single time he comes against you and don't give up. Satan's going to come against you hard but you have to be a prayer warrior and you have to fight back every bit as hard actually harder in order to beat the devil. And you have the power to do that because all power has been given to Jesus and He has given you the ability to overcome by His might. That's why it's written that even the gates of hell won't overcome the true church. You're given the power to overcome.

Okay so that's another interesting question there. Hamas and Israel, how should Christians respond to this? So I think like if you look at the news most everyone is they are taking sides. Christians on the side of Israel and then Palestinians on the side of Hamas. And so I think that's a really Christians on the side of Israel and then Palestinians on the side of Hamas, right? And there are some variations to that but for the most part a large group of people that are Christians are going to be for Israel and a large portion of Palestinians are going to be for Hamas. I'm not saying everyone but a large portion. Now where is Jesus and where should Christians be? Jesus is not on the side of Hamas nor Palestine nor Israelis or Israel. Jesus is always on the side of truth and that is evident as we look through the scriptures. Jesus even killed His own people. He allowed them to be slaughtered by other nations when they were in disobedience. Even for small sins when they turn their backs on the Lord God allowed them to be killed, murdered. Israel has not lived holy especially in these latter days. Israel has rejected God, spat in God's face, denied their only hope of salvation in Jesus Christ. They've given themselves to wild parties, fornication, drinking parties. They want nothing to do with God. God is not on the side of evil. So if Christians are going around saying support Israel, God is on the side of Israel. When Israel has engaged in idolatry and fornication then they are wrong. But likewise, God is not on the side of Hamas who hate Christians. They hate life itself. They basically hate anyone. They just want to see what is it called Sharia law. So God is not on the side of Hamas or Israel. God is always on the side of truth. He's always on the side of light and justice and mercy and life. So if we want to be on God's side, on His team, then we need to join the team of light, of truth. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. So how should Christians respond to that? I don't know. How the war actually takes place over there. It's going to be individual for each family what they do. A lot of these things are very politically charged how we see them, how it comes across in America. But I think each true Christian needs to pray as the Lord leads them. And we need to just pray how to encourage our true brothers in the Lord who are in the light. So I don't pick sides. I'm not on side Israel or Palestine. But I do pray daily for the true church, for those people that want to be in the light of the truth. So I pray daily for the true church. I pray daily for the true people. I pray daily for the true church. I pray daily for the true people. I pray daily for the true church.

I see your comment there. How does one know if they've committed the unforgivable sin? If you're concerned that you committed it, you probably haven't. But you need to just put your faith in Jesus and let Him lead you. And stop worrying about if you've committed the unforgivable sin. Satan tells a lot of people that they have. And then they are convinced they can't follow God. So Satan gets his way. Just go forward with Jesus and don't let anything stop you. Don't worry about the unforgivable sin. Don't worry about the condemnation from that. Put your faith in the Lord and just let him guide you.

So what should public street preaching look like? It looks different for everyone. It depends where you are. It depends what the Holy Spirit leads you to do. Too many Christians think that we should all be cookie cutter Christians. That we should all look like a certain group of people. But not everyone's called to be on the internet. Not everyone's called to be street preaching. Not everyone's called to be single. And not everyone's called to have a family. So in each of our situations we have to be led by the Lord and not follow a pattern that some other man has set. Rather we have to listen to the Lord and say, “how can I be a witness? Where do you want me to go? Where should I go and what should I do for you Lord that I can be fruitful?”

 Well keep on praising Jesus guys. Let's end this live stream here. I hope that you go in the Lord today. That you can be encouraged in Him, that you can be separate from worldliness and the lies of false religion. The lies that the devil has in the world. And that you can really fix your eyes upon the Lord. So once more here let's pray. “I thank you Jesus for my brothers and sisters in the Lord. I thank you that you do give us the gift of your Holy Spirit. And we pray to be led by the gift of your Holy Spirit and listen to you and only you Lord. I pray that you guide your true church. That those who want to fellowship with you. That you would fill them with your righteousness and your truth. And that they would be separate from ungodliness to be salt and light for you Lord. In your name we pray Lord Jesus. Amen.”

Saturday, November 25, 2023

What's Your Calling as a Christian?


What's Your Calling as a Christian?

Well, praise Jesus today everyone. I wanted to talk about this topic about our calling as disciples of Jesus, as Christians, and what it means to be called and what exactly we are called to. Now most of us, we know the Great Commission that Jesus spoke of in Matthew chapter 28. “Go into all the world, preach the gospel to all creation, baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything that I've commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” So we know we're supposed to baptize people in Jesus' name. We're supposed to live by example. But how does all of this play out in real life? How does it all play out in your life and in my life?

Now there's a couple different deceptions on opposite ends of this spectrum. One is the side of condemnation, that you always feel condemned because the world is telling you that you need to serve Jesus a certain way, and you're not doing that, so you feel condemned. Or on the opposite side of that spectrum, you could be on the side where you feel very justified because you're doing so many things for God. You feel like you've found your niche in Christianity. Maybe you're a preacher, maybe you're a pastor, maybe you lead mission trips. Whatever the case is, you feel very justified that your ministry is valid before God and that you're taking people to heaven. Most of these are dangerous places to be because if you feel condemned by the devil, you will always feel unworthy to follow God, you'll be insecure in your walk with the Lord, you won't be able to walk with Jesus and glorify Him with all of your ability because you'll always be listening to Satan and getting beat down by the devil. But if you have too much confidence, the kind of confidence that is not in the Lord but in your own flesh, then you think that you're doing so much for God and that you're better than other people because you have such a successful ministry, and then you're full of pride.

Now I've been on both sides of the spectrum. I've heard the accusations from Satan. I've seen it in my life and in others. And also on the side that you think that you're the best and that your ministry is really used by God. Back when I was a pastor in church, I really thought I was doing God a big favor, and I would go home after I preached on Sunday or to my youth group, and I really thought that I had just really done God a big favor and that if anyone was led into heaven, it would be me because I had just preached the gospel, I was going to Bible college, and I was doing all these good things for God, so I felt very entitled to go to heaven. And I would just lay down on my bed at night and say to myself, I've done a lot of good things for you God, and I would just feel like I was going heaven. But both of these are dangerous places to be because either of them can make us fall off of the path of the righteous.

So I want to talk about first the deception, hold on a second here, of feeling condemned. Now a lot of us are following Jesus the way He asks, but the devil gets in with condemnation because we look around and we see how other people are witnessing or how other people are living their lives for the Lord. But not all of us are called to be street preachers, not all of us are called to be YouTube evangelists, not all of us are called to be missionaries. Some of you will just be called to be stay-at-home moms. Some of you will just be called to a certain workforce and to be a light to those people at your workplace. So all of us are called to different places in the body of Christ, and we have to accept what Jesus gives us with faith. Now an example of this would be if Jesus has called you to have children and to raise those children, but you feel very condemned that you're not out on a mission trip, you're not on the street evangelizing, the devil's telling you that you're not as strong or courageous as other people because you're just staying at home with your kids. So you start to become convinced that you're not doing anything for God. These kinds of condemnations come all the time, especially to people who are truly believers in Jesus. The devil tells them you're not doing enough, you're lazy, it's not enough just to be raising your children for the Lord, it's not enough to just be a grandma, you're basically just a lukewarm lazy Christian because you're not out there on the streets or preaching on YouTube or going on mission trips, you're just reading your own grandchild Jesus stories and that's not enough, it's insufficient. So if you listen to those kinds of accusations from the devil, you'll get very beaten up, you'll get worn down, you'll get discouraged in your faith, and you'll just be accused by the devil and you won't be having the joy of the Lord in you to speak to your grandchildren or your children anymore, you'll just be beaten down.

So I want to encourage you, if you are the Christian who has received the Holy Spirit, who has received your calling, but the devil continues to accuse you saying you're not doing enough, you need to be like these other Christians who are street preaching, or you need to be doing missions like this other person, don't listen to the devil. If the Lord has called you to not say a word, but to stay in your room and just pray, then you ought to just be a prayer warrior and pray for your family. If that is your calling, then you need to do exactly what Jesus calls you to do without wishing to be a different part of the body of Christ. Remember how even the Apostle Paul spoke about that, the arm can't be a leg, the leg can't be an eye, the eye can't be an ear, but all of us together work as the body of Christ is under the Lord. And only when we're functioning as we should are then we operating in love, how Jesus wants us to. So I want to encourage you that if you're getting accusations from the devil about this, rebuke the devil in Jesus' name and continue to do the things that Jesus has called you to do. For many of us, it will just be simply to stay at home and raise our children, be apart from the world, be apart from dead religion, don't be trying to start a Bible study in your house, don't be letting outsiders in to pollute your kids. Keep your kids and yourself unstained from the world, be a protector of your children, because after all, that is the most important thing you can do as a mom or a dad or a grandma or a grandpa, would be to raise your own family for the Lord. So it's irrelevant if you're doing something that seems good in the eyes of the world with all these people out in public, if your own grandchildren or your own children are missing the gospel and they're off with their cell phones looking at porn and you think you're doing good because you're evangelizing other people. So that's a big snare, guys. Make sure that you don't listen to the accusations of Satan, but you follow the calling Jesus has called you to with your own individual family, even if it doesn't seem like you're doing something big. That is a big accusation of the devil. You're not doing anything big like these other people. If you go on YouTube or if you go on the internet, it looks like all these other Christians have really epic ministries, they're baptizing others, they're speaking in tongues, they're healing, they have healing ministries and reconciliation ministries, and man, you're just staying at home doing almost nothing except watching kids. How boring. But the true gospel is not about sensation, it's not about looking good in the eyes of men, but it is about doing the will of our Father in heaven.

So whatever your calling is, fulfill that calling and be secure with Jesus in the calling that He has given you. Don't try to be like any other Christian or any other person in the whole wide world. Be you that Jesus has created you to be and give God glory in that.

 So on the other side of this spectrum, guys, is the side that we feel justified in having some kind of ministry that appears good before men. Too many Christians fall into this boat. They have a lot of charisma, they are good speakers, they're elegant with their speech, they have big ministries, whether it is online or in a church or overseas, they get partnerships with other people, and it looks to the world that they have a very valid ministry. They have a lot of things published, books published, videos published, literature published, they're selling all sorts of things, and to anyone who sees them, it sure looks like they're really doing God a big favor. But a lot of ministries are not valid before God. We really have to make sure that God validates our ministry and that we're not just doing what we think is God's work our own way. Too many years of my life I served God the way I thought best. And especially when I was younger, I thought that following God was all about going to church and having ministry in a church. I told myself that I would never go anywhere without being in church. Whether I was in Southern California or I moved out of state or overseas, I would always get plugged into a church and do ministry there.

But as time progressed forward and I was learning the Lord's voice, I was starting to learn the hypocrisy in the American church and the church at large around the world, and just how much God does not validate ministries that were not started by His Holy Spirit. And there are many pastors, many organizations that are biblical, they appear to be good on the outside, a lot of people donate to them, but they're serving God their own way. And because of this, they're not bearing good fruit and God is going to cut them off in the end and they will be thrown into the fire. I had a ministry like that for many years and it was fruitless before God. And at the end of the time that I was in that ministry, the Lord asked me, how many people have you made Christians or how many people have become Christians because of your ministry? And I cannot name God one soul who had truly repented as fruit that I had been able to establish. No one had come to Jesus because of my spiritual fruit. No one was following the Lord and that is because my spiritual fruit was bad. I was leading people in the way of idolatry, in the way of false worship, in the way of music of the world.

 And when I realized this, I repented. I left the American church. I left the church at large never to go back and to serve Jesus the way He wanted me to serve Him, not the way I wanted to serve Him. For me, that calling was partially going on the internet and spreading Jesus on Facebook and on YouTube. That really opened up a lot of doors for me because in my personal life, the people personally around me were not listening. And any time that I would try to share Jesus, they would talk over me. I couldn't get a conversation out, whether it was over the phone or in person without getting talked over and the devil just snatching the message out and away from the ears of those that I was trying to speak to. So YouTube and Facebook and being able to upload an entire message without being interrupted was truly a blessing because then the message could go out to everyone in my church, whether their parents or their grandparents liked it or not, and no one could interrupt me. And that was for the glory of God. Now, not everyone is called to go on YouTube.

Not everyone is called to preach on the internet, but everyone is called to live a life for Jesus if they are a disciple. And they're called to witness however they can, whether that's to your own children, to your own wife or husband, to your grandparents, to whoever you're around, you are called to be salt and light. And if you're ashamed of Jesus and His gospel, then He is going to be ashamed of you. That's what Jesus says. And what I found was the people in my personal life, my friends, my family, the people in my church, all of them would talk over me. None of them approved of Jesus and the truth and the truth of His gospel. They wouldn't listen. So my calling was to go on YouTube and start preaching Jesus there to anyone who would listen. And I started preaching Jesus at my work workplace and anywhere that Jesus called me to go. And that was truly a blessing. So as we seek the Lord and listen to Him, He guides us in our calling, the thing that he's called us to do with ministering and witnessing to our family and our friends and those in the outside world. It's like how Jesus said, you know, it will be, I'm not sure exactly how it went, but in Jerusalem and then Judea and then into the far parts of the world. And that's how the gospel started in the beginning. Remember how the early apostles and the apostle Paul were spreading the gospel to people in their own town, their own family. And then when they got persecuted, they spread it to the surrounding regions and then it spread to the entire world. And that is how we have to be. However, the Lord has called us, whatever calling he's called us to, we need to hearken to that calling as His child and then do His work.

Well, I see your messages coming in, guys. I know that some of you are following Jesus with all your heart, and then obviously some of you clearly aren't. Some of you are following the devil. And that's been the same for years and years. That was the same from the very beginning. People from the beginning of when people were preaching the gospel, there was always people accusing the true saints, always people causing trouble. So if there wasn't anyone trying to cause trouble and speak evil of the apostle Paul and speak evil of me and of you, then we probably would be part of the false gospel. But it's a blessing when people are speaking evil of us, because that's more confirmation that we are with Jesus Christ. It's a blessing to be slandered for His name, to take persecution for Him, and to know that the devil is against us.

So don't be ashamed wherever you are, whether it's with your family or in the workplace to stand up and to talk about Jesus to be salt and light. Whenever God gives you the opportunity. I have noticed there are some people that are full of demons who want you to speak about Jesus just so they can mock you. And those are the kinds of people that you want to ignore and immediately rebuke them in the name of the Lord and walk a different direction. In my life, there's been times where demon possessed people would literally follow me around and I had to rebuke them in the name of Jesus until they left. Very similar to the Apostle Paul, who had a demon possessed girl following him around saying this man preaches the resurrection of the dead and preaches Jesus Christ or whatever that demon possessed girl was saying. And then the Apostle Paul had to rebuke that demon and cast it out. It will be the same way if we follow Jesus. People will try to, they will try to smear the gospel. They'll always be looking for a way to try to smear us to make us look like we're a lunatic or just lying or out of our mind. But keep in mind, they did this to Jesus. They did this to all the disciples, even family members and friends of people that follow Jesus will turn on you if you really put your faith in Jesus Christ. So this is to be expected. And if no one is opposing you, then maybe, you know, maybe we are on the side of the devil if no one is speaking evil against us.

So I want to encourage you to find that calling from Jesus, whatever it is. If he's called you to go online, then be a testimony for Jesus online. If he's called you just to be a testimony to people in your family and be a testimony to them. If you are a grandma and you took in a grandchild because your children ended up in prison or in jail or dead, then be a witness to your grandchild. Teach them about Jesus Christ. Get some Jesus books and read the stories of Jesus to your grandchildren so that they may have the truth of God in them and not all the pollution that comes from the Internet and movies and all that garbage that is out there.

So at this point in time, I want to pray for those of you who are part of the body of Christ and who want to know what the calling is, what Jesus is calling you to do. I want to pray for you because each of us in the body of Christ are to bear good fruit. Jesus wants us to always be producing fruit for Him so that we can produce more fruit. In the parts of us that aren't producing fruit, He wants to cut off and prune so that we can be more productive for God's kingdom. “So Lord Jesus, I pray for those who want to be filled with your Holy Spirit, who want to despise this world and despise what is evil, I pray for them that they can be filled with your Holy Spirit and have direction in your name. I pray that we will not listen to the words of lying lips, of lying men and women and false prophets and people who want to make us unfruitful. But I pray that we can truly find our calling in you to preach the gospel, to live holy, to shine as a light to our family members and friends, to our children, to our grandparents and whoever may be in our life. We pray that we can just be upright and pure wherever we are and that we can just stand for you, always being the salt and light that you call us to be, Lord. I pray for those who are wanting to be set free from sin so they can be ambassadors for your kingdom. I pray that they can be unshackled, that they will confess their sins and that they will truly repent and be reconciled to you, Lord. In your name I pray. Amen.”

 Well, you can overcome in Jesus' name. If you pray in His name, if you set your heart on Jesus, He will give you the power because Jesus is able to set us free from sins. He is able to put you on the straight and narrow path. He is able to put in your heart His calling and to give you everlasting life. He loves you, He loves our souls, but we have to obey Him, love Him back and follow Him the way that He wants us to follow Him, not the way that we think best, the way He thinks best. So keep praising Jesus, go with Him with all your heart and don't listen to the lies and accusations of Satan.

You don't know the Word of God if you don't know Jesus

 You don't Know the Word of God if You Don't Know JESUS

Well, praise Jesus today everyone. No Christian knows the Word of God unless they truly have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Now I know evangelicals, one of the things that they pride themselves is knowing the Bible, backing their beliefs on the Bible. They love talking about being biblical, they love Bible study, and they always call the Bible the more sure revelation, the more sure Word of God. They call it the infallible Word of God. Now where they are deceived is in making the Bible their idol. They wouldn't say that the Bible is God, although some of them do. But they really think that the Bible itself is the infallible Word of God, that every single verse in the Bible came directly from God, that none of it could possibly be altered by men or messed up in any way. And they're convinced that the more sure Word of God is the Bible, not Jesus Christ. They don't put an emphasis on Jesus, but they put an emphasis on the Bible itself.

Why is that? In reality, the reason why they do that is because they fear you or anyone else really getting to have a revelation from Jesus, because it might conflict with their view of the scripture. In other words, if you hear from Jesus that you really have to repent of your sin, and their view from the Bible is that you can continually sin because God just forgives you, because of course they believe in hyper-grace, then that would conflict with their belief system and it would throw them off. So instead of believing that Jesus Himself is the final authority, the infallible one, they set up the Bible as the final authority.

I had this dream last night, and in my dream I saw a pastor of a huge church, and this church on the outside looked pretty good. But the closer that you got to the church, you realized the church was missing large portions of the roof. When I went on the inside of the church, it was not insulated, it was missing insulation, so the cold from outside was getting in. It was not completed on the underside of the roof. Rain and stuff could get through. They had not founded themselves on the truth of God, nor were they covered with the protection of the Holy Spirit, because they built all their principles on lies.

And many Christians are the sorts of Christians that have built all their ideas and all their principles of the Bible, but they have not come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ. Now I know what scriptures Christians pull out, especially these fundamental Christians that say the Bible itself is the infallible Word of God, although they don't know which version is the infallible Word of God. But they really like to talk about that Hebrews chapter 4 that talks about the word, but we'll get to that in just a minute. I want to read to you Revelation chapter 19 that speaks about the Word of God and Jesus' name. And so let's listen to this, and then let's read that Hebrews verse. I'm going to start in Revelation chapter 19 verse 11. 11Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. (Obviously we're talking about Jesus, the righteous judge here.) 12His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. 15Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:



Guys, this is no other than Jesus Christ. It can't possibly be our Bibles. It can't possibly be just Michael or an archangel. This is Jesus Christ Himself, and His name is the Word of God. He is the infallible one. Now let's compare this symbolism and who Jesus Christ is to who the Christians say is the Bible. I'm speaking fundamental evangelical Christians from Hebrews chapter 4 verse 12. Now remember that Jesus Christ from this verse in Revelation, His name is called the Word of God. Out of His mouth goes a sharp sword in which He will strike the nations. So remember that symbolism when we read Hebrews chapter 4, I'm starting in verse 11. 11Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. 12For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.

Now take in the symbolism that we just read in Revelation about Jesus Christ being the Word of God, about Jesus being the sword. Who do you think Hebrews is speaking of when it speaks about he, nothing is hidden in His sight, all must give an account to Him and speaking about this Word of God and this two edge sword, does all the symbolism point to our Bibles being the infallible Word of God, or does it point to Jesus Christ being the infallible Word of God?

Now it is very sad that the majority of evangelical Christians, which only make up now like 3% of the United States I think, so a very small percentage, I think only like 50 or 60% of people now in the US even consider themselves Christians at all. But out of this minority of people that claim to be evangelical, which means they believe in evangelism, they believe in the Bible, they believe in Jesus that He died on the cross, He resurrected, He atoned for our sins, they are supposed to believe all that. But out of that small percentage of Christians that even believe in the Bible, they have taken the Bible and made it their idol, instead of coming to Jesus Christ and recognizing Him as the Word of God and the double-edged sword and the one who nothing is hidden in His sight and the one who we all must give an account to, they've literally taken Jesus, they've thrown Him out for what they call is their infallible Word of God, their more sure Word of God. Do you see what they have done? They have despised the truth of Jesus, they have despised that He is alive, we just read in Hebrews chapter 4 that the Word of God is alive, it is living and powerful, and they apply this to their scriptures. This is a damnable thing to do. They have set up a huge idol, they bow down and worship the Bible and they revere the scriptures and they revere the prophets as if they would not have partaken in the murder of innocent blood when they lived during the time of the prophets. They act as though they wouldn't have murdered Jesus Christ, they act as though they wouldn't have been on the side of the Pharisees. Do you see what they are doing? We need to be careful not to take part in the leaven of their hypocrisy.

Are we elevating the Bible as God, as the evangelical world, as the fundamentalist Christians across America, or have we really come into a relationship with the living Word of God, the one who is infallible, meaning perfect, without spot or without blemish? Do we really put our faith and our trust in Jesus Christ or do we put it in our Bibles?

Guys, the Bible is testifying about Jesus Christ. All these men that recorded the Bible, they were men just like you and me, but they testified about Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Son of Man and He is the Son of God and all power in heaven and on earth has been given to Him. He is the infallible one and He is perfect. He has the power to open heaven for you or shut you out. He has the power to send you to hell. The Bible doesn't have that power. The Bible is to bring you, to open your eyes to the truth. If you read the Bible asking Jesus to help you, He will help you see the truth. But if you become like these Christians that call the Bible the infallible Word of God or more sure salvation, then you're rejecting what Jesus Christ will do in your life, which is open your eyes to the truth.

Now in this dream that I had last night, I saw this church start to catch fire. And the Christian churches of today, they're going to go through the fire. And nothing will be left of most of these Christian organizations because they built with wood, hay and stubble. They were not founded on the cornerstone. They weren't built on the rock of Jesus Christ. They built with wood, hay and stubble. So when they go through the refining fire, all of them is going to be burnt up. If you make all your principles, thinking all these principles are true that you got out of the Bible, but you never learned to hear Jesus's voice, you don't have a prayer life, you have never put Jesus as the Lord and Savior of your own life, then what do you think is going to happen when you try to enter into everlasting life? What's going to happen when you die and God says to you, why should I let you in? What's your response going to be? Is it going to be, well, I knew the Bible. I memorized John 3.16, God. I knew the plan of salvation because I learned the Hebrew roots of words. I knew the Hebrew's road. I knew what Jesus spoke. I memorized that scripture in Sunday school. Do you think that God is going to allow you into His holy and perfect kingdom because you knew things about the Bible like how Catholics do and these evangelical Protestants? Of course not. His requirement is holiness and that is the one requirement God has, holiness. And unless you put your faith in Jesus Christ, unless you really repent and let Him wash clean your sins, you're not going to enter His kingdom.

Too many Christians are playing the hypocrite. They think that they're better than others. They think they're entitled to get into heaven because they know the Bible. And that's why they love going around calling the scripture the infallible Word of God. They love the Bible, but they hate Jesus Christ. Don't be a part of their hypocrisy. Be separate. Keep yourself unstained from their pollution. Get to know Jesus, love Him, adore Him, worship Him. Seek revelation from Him and He will lead you and He will guide you in the truth. But have no part with the hypocrite Christian. May the grace of Jesus be with you.

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Poison: Bible Lovers Jesus Haters


Poison, Bible Lovers Jesus Haters: My Testimony of a Mission Gone Wrong

Well praise Jesus today everyone. I had a message on my heart when I woke up early this morning. And that message was one word, which is “poison”, and then it was, “Bible lovers, Jesus’ haters”. We will be poisoned even by the Christian Bible if we put ourselves before a pastor or before a man who hates Jesus Christ but loves the Bible. The Pharisees were these sorts of people. They turned people against Jesus Christ in their time because they loved their scriptures, yet they absolutely hated Jesus Christ.

It is a bunch of hypocrisy today because most Christians would never say they hate Jesus Christ but if they were in the times of Jesus they would side with the Pharisees. They would take part in the hypocrisy with the Pharisees because they love the scriptures. I want to give you an example of what this means and how it was played out in my own life in a time in the past. See I never wanted to be against Jesus but with my actions I was and I also played the hypocrite.

One time in high school I had this youth pastor who came to my church. He was hired to be the youth pastor and he was a godly man. He cared to lead people in the Lord. He was very biblical, and he started teaching us high school students about the Bible. We would go to Bible study. We would go to his house, and he would teach us the Bible verses on how to evangelize people, how to do street evangelism, how to witness to people if we go on mission trips, how to defend our faith. There were these verses that we would memorize, and we would learn how to be devoted. Much of this devotion was to the Bible but of course we thought it was to God. During this time in my life I was in a lot of sin, lustful sin. I really didn't follow Jesus the way I should because especially in high school when you're surrounded by girls and trying to be cool, Jesus is really one of the last things that is on your mind. But because a lot of my other friends were going to this Bible study and of course I wanted to be godly. I went to this Bible study, and I learned from my youth pastor how to read the Bible. I thought that I was becoming more spiritual. I thought because I was going to these meetings that I was getting closer to God and pleasing to God.

Well, one day the youth pastor announced that he was going to plan a mission trip. He planned out this mission trip to this certain Indian reservation in a different state. We were supposed to go there and prepare for this trip and speak to the native people there and the children. It was like an orphanage for some native people. And so we prepared for this mission trip and it was probably a day's journey to get there or farther by car. So not terribly far but for a high school student like me it was one of my first bigger mission trips that I went on. To tell you the truth, this whole mission trip I was in sin. I was lustful of other girls that were on the trip. My heart was in all the wrong places. I was trying to impress my guy friends. I was trying to impress girls on the trip. I was doing things that were very ungodly. But when my mentors would come around, we would just do Bible study. We would say a prayer and we looked like the good Christian kids. When we got to this mission trip, one of our tasks was to do some landscaping. And we were to rent what's called a ditch witch to put in a certain irrigation line that went from the orphanage to this other location so that we could bring water to this certain location.

There had been groups before us that had already put a certain amount of plumbing in the ground, but it wasn't completely finished. So we rented this ditch witch which was a kind of machine that you would walk behind and it had this turning kind of saw that would cut into the dirt. And it would cut into the dirt about 18 to 24 inches deep and you would push it. Now the ground where we went on this Indian reservation was extremely hard. You could not easily anyways dig it by hand. So that's why we rented this ditch witch. But we were supposed to check to see with either the building department or the people that were living there if there was any other underground cables or if there was any underground pipes. But we didn't check and as kind of a leader in part of this trip I advised everyone that it would be okay and that if I was running this machine that I would just be extra careful. So we were supposed to run this by probably like around 100 to 200 feet from one location to the next location. And as we started pushing this machine it was fine until we got about halfway in between one structure and the other structure, and we hit a water line. That water line that we hit got twisted up in our machine. It yanked other pipes with it that were deep underground, and it damaged a bunch of like one inch and two-inch water lines. And it ended up being such bad damage that it shut off the water, the main water to this whole orphanage.

Well, that wasn't enough for us to stop. It's not like I consulted the Lord. We didn't pray and say Lord guide us on what to do. All I thought and all the leadership of our mission trip thought well let's keep on going and we'll just be careful. So we kept on using this Ditch Witch and in our stupidity we ended up hitting like three or four more water lines. We totally destroyed the water system that they had. The water was totally shut off to the main orphanage. The kids couldn't take showers. It was an absolute disaster. Long story short, this was a mission trip sent from hell. We basically destroyed all of the progress that the people did before us, the missionaries did before us to get these people water and all of these underground lines we broke. They had already landscaped. We broke their landscaping. It was an absolute nightmare. I remember on the trip just sort of mocking other Christians because of how they sounded. It was very shameful what we did on that trip.

And when we returned from that trip back home to our church, we were to report what we did on that mission trip. And we were able, I mean, I remember in church even our youth pastor being ashamed to report because it was an absolute failure. If we were to tell the truth in church, we would look like such evil people because what we did was evil. Our hearts were evil. My heart was evil. But we tried to make it sound the best we could in church. We went on this mission trip. We helped these orphans. We played with them. We had pictures of ourselves with the kids at the orphanage and we were able to show the church. So in church on Sunday morning, we were able to make it look pretty half decent. But I knew in my heart that I was in sin. I knew that we were in sin as a group and God did not bless the mission trip. It was truly a mission trip from hell.

That is a scenario of a group of people that loved the Bible. We loved Bible study. We loved the idea of evangelism. We loved the idea of knowing how to defend the Bible, knowing how to speak to people on the streets. We loved the idea of going on a mission trip. But we truly hated Jesus Christ. Now did we think that we hated Jesus Christ? No. We thought that we were doing a mission trip for God. We thought that we were reading the Bible for the Lord. We thought that we were doing it for Jesus Christ. All of these things we thought we were doing for God, but it was all in vain. In reality, we were serving ourselves. We were serving our own pleasure. We were lying to the congregation, to the church, and we were living hypocrites. We were godless. And God absolutely despised that trip that we went on. He despised us because we were sinners. Even though we were Christians and the whole church would say we were all saved by grace and that we were good people going on this mission trip, it was truly from hell.

This scenario, guys, is not an isolated incident to me when I was 16 or 17 in high school. This happens all the time. Christians are in deep, deep sin. And if we don't repent of sin, if we don't purify our own hearts, then we will also be Christians that are Bible lovers and Jesus’ haters. We are enemies of God if we are sinning. You can't just say God looks over my sin. He's forgiven me if you haven't truly repented. The first order to getting right with Jesus Christ is to confess that you are a sinner and to actually repent, say “Lord, I can't do anything on my own. I'm a sinner. I have lust in my heart, hate in my heart. I have abused your words. I've taken your name in vain. I've put other gods before you. I've lived as a wretched man, and I desperately want to repent. I know that I can do nothing on my own. I know it means nothing. How many Bible verses I've memorized. I know it means nothing how many mission trips I've went on and how many sermons I've went on because I have this sin in my life and I'm an enemy of you, oh Lord, because you hate sin and you will be against me, Lord, until I repent.” You need to truly repent, as it says in the Bible, with mourning and with ashes with sackcloth and ashes. Until we display that we truly are sad for our sins and that we really have a heart that wants to repent, the Lord will be against us. He will not bless the work of our hands.

The Bible itself will be as poison to us. I was poisoned by the Bible for many years because I believed I was righteous because I knew the Bible. I believed that I could evangelize others because I knew the Bible. I believed that because I was in church and going on mission trips that I was a better person and I felt in my heart when I went home that I had done God good because I was speaking the things of the Bible, but I was poisoned by the Bible. My heart was poisoned with sin. If we want to be in right standing with the Lord, we have to repent of Bible hypocrisy. We have to repent of Christian hypocrisy, church hypocrisy. We have to look into our own hearts and say, “is there sin in my life? Am I doing things that are godless?” We have to truly repent of the evil that is in us. And then once we truly repent, the Lord can wash us clean. We can be baptized in water and then we can be baptized in the Holy Spirit. We can speak with our new tongues, not just in some tongue that is audible to men, but a tongue that truly comes from the Holy Spirit that allows us to understand prophecies, to understand visions and have visions and dreams from the Lord, to understand the scriptures, to have wisdom that comes from God, to be able to enlighten others because the Holy Spirit is now lighting up our entire life, a tongue that is not of the old flesh, but of the regeneration that Jesus has made us when we come into the new covenant.

So I share this testimony about myself when I was in church and on this mission trip because I don't want my fellow brothers and sisters to fall into the same hypocrisy and Bible poisoning and Bible teaching that ended in lies that I also fell into for many, many years. I could have died in my sins except the Lord got my attention and pulled me out of church. He pulled me out of hypocrisy so that I could live for Him with all of my heart. And I share this message so that you also may hear the truth of the gospel and genuinely come into a relationship with Jesus Christ.

So if you are someone out there that knows that you are in sin, because all of us have been in sin, all of us were sinners, if you know that you want to repent, if you know that you want to get right with God, if you say, “I know in my heart, I know something is wrong, but I want to get reconciled with Jesus Christ and get my life in order with Him.” I want to pray for you and anyone who is ready to give their life to the Lord Jesus. “So Jesus, I pray for those who want to be part of your true church that don't want to be Bible hypocrites or poisoned by the Bible because they ate up all the scriptures, but they didn't come to your truth of repentance. I pray for those that are in hypocrisy as I was in hypocrisy, as I was in sin. We come before you humbly Lord, and ask that you cleanse us of all unrighteousness, that you purge us and that we truly can be part of your new covenant. We thank you that you died on the cross for our sins, that we could truly be a new creation and that we could walk in the newness of life with you if we repent and put our faith completely in you. I pray Lord Jesus that you would become a father to those who have been fatherless. I pray that you would become a father to those that have not seen what it means to have a father, even a father in heaven. I pray that those who are listening to this message today, that God has given their life to you, would put their life in your hands and that you would baptize them with the gift of your Holy Spirit. I pray that they would be obedient to be baptized and that they would be filled with the gifts of your Holy Spirit, that they would go out in power, being able to rebuke demons, to send the voices of accusation that come into them out of them, that they would be able to stand holy and pure before you Lord and that you would wash their garments, that they would be made white as snow and be ready for the wedding supper of the Lamb. So I pray for anyone that is watching this that wants to be made clean, that they would be cleansed by the blood of the Lamb, that they would be washed in your blood Lord and that they would turn a 180 from sin, that they would put their faith in you Lord Jesus, and say, Lord Jesus cleanse me and make my heart pure and holy. I pray this in your name Lord Jesus and for anyone listening that they would be convicted, that they would put their trust 100% in you. In your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen.”