Saturday, September 30, 2023

Follow the Lord Jesus to the END

I want to read to you the words of the Lord Jesus found in Matthew chapter 13. The parable of the sower explained. Therefore hear the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who receives seed by the wayside. But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy. Yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arise because of the word, immediately he stumbles. Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.

I want to speak to the second soil in verse 20. He who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy. Yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles. There are some people who hear the words of Jesus and they're overjoyed to hear it. They're overjoyed that Jesus will forgive them of their sins, overjoyed that there is hope for them to be saved, and they're very thankful for that.

But they don't count the cost of what it really means to follow Jesus, and because they are like the seed in the rocky places, as they start to grow up in Jesus, and then their family members and their friends, people at their workplace or their school, all are against Jesus because they're anti-Christ.

They are torn down by all the tribulations of their friends. Tribulation right now, at least for in the United States, is not that bad. It will get a whole lot worse. But right now, the amount of persecution, the amount of hatred towards Christians, is enough to slow down almost everyone. Satan hasn't had to behead people or to line people up to kill Christians in order to scare Christians away from following Jesus.

All he has to say is, your mom and your dad won't approve that you're a Christian. All the devil has had to tell Christians is say, well, all your friends will leave you, who will you party with, who will you have fun with? All the devil has had to tell Christians is, who will you fellowship with? You'll be so lonely, you'll go off and die.

And because this small amount of persecution, or these small little stones and rocks that are making the path bumpy, the Christians that want to follow Jesus, they fall on these rocks, and they stumble, and they fall away from the truth of Jesus. They're not able to walk down the straight and narrow path and produce good fruit.

This accounts for a whole lot of Christians. It's sad to see that people just want to please people, but they don't care to please God. They don't care to do what Jesus thinks is upright and pure and holy. They would rather look good to their pastor, look good to their mom and dad and their church and their friends, and because they care so much what people think, they will never be able to love and obey Jesus and follow Him to the very end.

If you notice, only the fourth soil and the fourth seed produces good fruit. Only that fourth person who chooses to bear good fruit for Jesus and not let the things of the world choke him out, not follow or try to please men, only that person ends up producing good fruit. And only the one who produces good fruit will inherit everlasting life with the Lord.

If the devil snatches away the truth from you or chokes you out, or if you fall on the stony places or on the byway, you're not going to inherit everlasting life. You have to be the good seed in the good soil. So if you are willing to count the cost to separate from bad friends, to separate from things that you know are ungodly, to do the work to detox the world, to detox whatever you need to get the parasites out of your life, if you're willing to do that, there's great hope in Jesus and you will be saved.

But you have to count the cost of what it means to follow the Lord. If you are concerning yourself what He thinks of you and doing what is right, instead of being concerned about people, your friends, all the things of the world, how you will look at your workplace, are we concerned about Jesus and what He thinks of us in everlasting life, or are we concerned with the here and the now?

So I think a lot of people fall into this, into this category of caring too much about what people think. But the third category is the category that we also have to be very careful of, which is the one who fell on the thorns. The one who fell on the thorns is he who hears the word and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word and he becomes unfruitful.

Unless we're really careful, money becomes a big problem. We start to serve money, we start to serve things, we start to get more and more stuff of this world, and all the worries of this world will consume us. We have to be very careful that people are not distracting us, that we're not concerned just with fellowship, just with trying to get into the right church, or just with how much money we make, or what kind of food we're eating, or where we're living.

Jesus said that the Gentiles seek after all those things, but He said, as for us, seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. If we seek first Jesus and put Him first in our life, then He will give us the clothes we need, the food we need, the money we need to pay our rent and everything else.

But if we seek the things that Gentiles and heathens seek first, then we're no better than a heathen. And a lot of Christians are falling into the category of either the seed that is choked out by the world, they're not producing any fruit at all because they're so concerned with money, clothes and food.

We don't want to fall into that category, nor do we want to fall into the category of being concerned what people think and falling on those rocks. Are you on the straight and narrow path today with Jesus? Are you enduring with Him? Or have you been distracted by other people, by money, and by the things of this world?

I want to pray for those who want to overcome this world and who want to walk with Jesus in peace and endure with Him to the very end. "Lord Jesus, I pray for Your true church, for those who have come out of dead religion, for those who have come out of worldliness. I pray for those who have an ear to hear, that You would speak to them, that You would guide them, that they would hear Your voice and know that You are not the Bible, that they would know that You are the living God who speaks through the Bible, who speaks through situations, that speaks through nature and all the things in our life.

And we pray that we learn to hear Your whisper and Your voice in everything. We pray that we truly have ears to hear and eyes to see, and that our hands would do Your work and that our feet would run to obey. So I pray for the true body of Christ, my brothers and sisters in the Lord who want to do Your work, who want to overcome.

I pray that You give them the power to overcome and that they would endure with You through whatever trials and tribulations come their way. In Your name I pray, Lord Jesus, Amen."


Friday, September 29, 2023

4 Reasons Virtually ALL Churches are Bad News

Well praise Jesus today everyone. I wanted to make a message regarding the apostate church, you could say the bad church or the church that's fallen away from the truth. But it's four reasons why virtually every church has gone bad, they've fallen to Satan. There are some people that say, "Well Andy, you're making a blanket statement. Not every church is bad. You know, there's a lot of good churches out there." The truth is, guys, almost every church across America and across the world is apostate. There may be a few people there that have the love of Jesus in them that are still coming out of deception. But practically every single church across America and across the world is in an apostasy, meaning they have fallen away from the true faith. And I want to give you four major reasons why.

The first reason and the most important reason why I would never go back to church, what the Lord has showed His church about why He has called people out, is due to the huge sin problem in church.

There is a huge sin problem in church guys. Everyone likes to say, "Come to church as you are. Come just as you are. Come homosexual. Come with all your problems." But really what they're saying is, "Don't worry, God will accept you as you are." So it becomes this soft acceptance of sin or even a complete denial that you have to truly repent. And this is a huge problem because people are convinced that if they just pray a prayer of salvation, say "Lord Jesus, I believe that you are real, I believe that you died on the cross and resurrected." As long as they can listen to what the church believes to be true about Jesus and about baptism and about salvation, they feel like because they have professed with their mouth that they will be saved. I want to read to you what Jesus really said in regard to sin and people who continue to sin. And this should be convincing proof to you if you can look with your mind and your heart openly that 99% of churches, maybe 80-90% disagree with this. They're wanting to receive all these people into their church so they can continue to pay their bills, so they can get their tithes. They accept wickedness into their church because they're allowing for sin. I want to read you this. This is found in John 8; I'm starting in verse 31. 31Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” 33They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can You say, ‘You will be made free’?”

And a huge amount of Christians are looking over the fact that sin is a huge problem in taking people to hell. The Christian church has allowed for as much sin inside of her than there is outside of the church. So listen to what Jesus says to this, "I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin." a pastor, an evangelical, someone who believes in Jesus or God or the Bible, it doesn't matter who you are, whether you're an atheist or a Christian, you are still a slave to sin if you are sinning. Then Jesus says,35And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. 36Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

So what Jesus is saying is sinners are not going to be in the kingdom of God forever. They may try to be in for a little bit, but if you're playing the hypocrite, if you haven't really repented, if you don't really love Jesus, you're not truly His child. And these Christians that say, "Come as you are, we accept you as you are", they're not really Jesus's children because they allow for sin. They are willful sinners. That's why they're saying, "Come as you are". They're saying you can't ever stop sinning. They openly confess that they're sinners. "We're all sinners", they say. But what they're doing is excluding themselves from the kingdom of God. So if your church does this, you can know that your church is a bad church. They have fallen away from the truth. In other words, they are apostate. So Jesus also says, Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. That means, guys, if Jesus sets you free because you call on His name and He touches your heart and He brings you into His new covenant, then you truly are free indeed, which means you're not going back to your sin every day like a dog back to its vomit.

"A lot of Christians say, Well, I'm a new creature. I've been made new." Well, how are you new if you are still living the old life? Is there fresh water and salt water coming from the same spring? Or do we know that the ocean is salt water and that the fresh springs come from the mountains? You cannot be brackish water.

You can't be lukewarm. You are either hot or you're cold. You're good or you're bad. So you have to make yourself or whatever church you're part of a good tree, a good church, or a bad tree, a bad church producing bad fruit. But you can't be both. But if Jesus sets you free, and this is what the church also does not believe in regards to sin, that you shall be free indeed. That is not what the church is teaching. They deny, they reject Jesus's words. They say you will always be a sinner. As long as you're alive, you'll be sinning. You'll always be disobeying God. And they reject what Jesus says "therefore, if the son makes you free, you shall be free indeed". Free from what? Of course, free from sin. The American church and these churches across the world that are apostate, they are not free from sin, and they openly confess that. So you can know, No. 1, if your church is saying that you can go on sinning, come as you are, and all of those sorts of things, that your church is truly bad. So that probably covers 90% of the American church.

But if that doesn't convince you that most of the church is apostate, the next one, most every church that considers herself biblical falls into this category. So maybe your church rejects sin, maybe they have a doctrine that they kick people out of the church if they're homosexual they're very hard against sin. Most churches in America today and across the world, they are idolizing the Bible, which this is the second big reason that the church is apostate, not just in America, but across the world. We have a huge amount of Christians that say they believe in Jesus, they believe themselves to be better than you, better than me, better than other people because they are educated, they know the Bible, they've went to seminary, they have their doctorates, they have spent a lot of time with their nose in the book, therefore they are good Christians and close to God because they know the Bible. They worship the Bible. They call the Bible the infallible word of God. And they are convinced that they are the elect, that they're going to heaven because they know the scripture. I could name a lot of preachers that you know that have this doctrine, but I'm going to leave names out. But this includes almost all Baptist churches, pretty much all Pentecostal churches in America, includes Lutheran churches, and Catholic churches. It includes pretty much every establishment in America that you can think of. And I want to read to you what Jesus says about these sorts of people. This is John chapter 5. Don't believe me that it's become idolatry. Believe what Jesus says. From John chapter 5, I'm going to start in verse 38.

Jesus says to these people, 38But you do not have His word abiding in you, because whom He sent, Him you do not believe. 39You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. 40But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.

So this is the American church today and the church around the world. They say, “we are like the Bereans, guys, we search the scriptures, we're more noble than you. We know the Bible, we're educated. We keep the commandments of God. We know the Big Ten. We know the Old Testament, the New Testament, we're part of the New Covenant. We don't just sprinkle like the Catholic Church. We baptize completely in water. We do things the Biblical way.” And they're very convinced that they're close to God, because they are Biblical.

But they are in idolatry. They constantly call their Bible, the Word of God. But if you look throughout the scriptures, Jesus' name is the Word of God. You can find that in John chapter 1, you can find that in Revelation. Throughout the scriptures, Jesus' name is the Word of God, He is alive. And throughout the scriptures, when the Word of God would come to a prophet, it wasn't this book walking in, waddling in to talk to the prophet.

But the Word of God was the voice of the living God, it was Jesus. And He would speak to the prophets. That's why when Jesus came later, He would say that He knew those guys. And then He would talk to the Jews that were rejected and say, but you guys have rejected me, you're not Abraham's father, you don't know Elijah and those people. You have nothing to do with his God.

 And today it's the same way. You have preachers and pastors and Christians that think they know God, because they idolize the Bible. And they love to talk about it being the infallible, meaning the perfect scripture, but the irony of it is, they don't know which version. If it really is the perfect book and completely straight from God, then there should only be one version. But there's over a hundred versions. And so, the fact that there are so many versions, and they clash with each other, means that it obviously had people, men, who are interpreting the scriptures to the best of their ability most of the time.

There’re some bad versions. But men had a part in it, and men are not perfect. So if you try to say that the Bible is perfect, then the obvious question comes up of which version is perfect, guys. And no one can show which version. There’re people that say the King James Version, 1611. Other people think it's Geneva, or it's the original manuscripts. But the truth is, the Bible is not the Word of God. The Bible is the Word of men. It's what men gave as a testimony to the Word of God. The Bible is the testimony of men. It's the Word of men. And Jesus Christ is the Word of God. And you can find that in the testimony of men. That doesn't mean that God didn't inspire the prophets.

It doesn't mean that God didn't inspire the Bible. It doesn't mean that you shouldn't read the Bible. I've been accused of all those things. And the Bible is very valid. You can read the Bible in virtually any version, and the Holy Spirit will convict you of the truth if you want to know the truth. But if you want to idolize the scripture, it doesn't matter if it's from the 1611 King James, or a Geneva Bible, or something, an original manuscript, you will still miss the point like the Pharisees did, that are continuing to idolize the Bible, thinking that they know about God because they know the Bible. Meanwhile, all along, rejecting the Christ, Jesus Christ. They are the ones that crucified Him, even though they were biblical. They knew the scriptures.

So this, guys, number one sin, that's probably about 90% of the churches across the world. Number two, Bible idolatry. If you did the math on it, I don't know exactly, but probably by the time you got to number two here, between Christian churches that are accepting of sin, and that idolize the Bible, I would say that's probably up to 99% or more of all the churches in America, and probably in the world. But number three, so this is the third reason why the church has gone bad. The church is led by men, not God, and people are idolizing men, not God. Pretty much every church has a pastor, and people go around talking about Pastor So-and-so, or Father So-and-so, and they make that man their spiritual leader, their guide, and they say that they're going to church to get fed. And so, instead of the church being a group of people that come with a new song, a new revelation from God, a new word from the Holy Spirit, they all go around to put themselves at the feet of their pastor, and their pastor will teach them. And the pastor becomes an idolized man, and most pastors at churches, they love their title of Father So-and-so, or Elder, or just Pastor Whoever.

I want to read to you what Jesus said about this, and this is found in Matthew 23. So Matthew 23, I'm starting in verse 8.

Jesus said, 8But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren. 9Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven. 10And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ. 11But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. 13“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.

So there you have it. How many churches across America are calling their pastor Rabbi, Teacher, Father? How many of them are elevating a man, and listening to the words of a man, instead of making Jesus their teacher, and considering themselves all brothers? Now I know a lot of pastors, they read this, and they say, “Well, Jesus was just emphasizing that we shouldn't be prideful”. But because people are listening to the pastor on specific words from Jesus like this, instead of listening to Jesus, they are deceived. They are not coming into the truth, they are not entering into the kingdom of God, because their pastor is blocking them. Their pastor isn't entering into the kingdom of God himself, or herself, and the congregation certainly isn't, if they are being led by a con artist. So between these three major reasons, churches being in sin, churches worshipping the Bible, churches being led by men, what percent of the American church falls into this category? At this point it's like 99.9999%, guys. I don't know any church that is outside of that category, that is a 501c3 church, or that is a church that is not an organized church. Now there are individuals who have come out of sin, there are individuals who don't worship the Bible, but that worship Jesus, and there are individuals who are led by Jesus Christ and not by men. But the organizations all fall into this category, not a single one of them. You can make a blanket statement and be 99.9999% right, because you can know, even if you go to their website, you will see that they admit that they are in sin, they admit that they worship the Bible, and they admit that they are led by their pastor and their leader so and so. So right there it proves 100% that they are not the true church, they are apostate.

And the final one that I want to bring up, and there are others, but the final major reason that virtually every church is apostate is false worship. False worship in church and false brotherhood. I want to read to you from Romans chapter 1. In Romans, let's see here, Romans chapter, sorry guys, Romans chapter 12 verse 1, it's written, 1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

So if you want to be perfect and acceptable to God, you have to be transformed in your mind and in your heart. And true worship is doing this. True worship does not mean doing ceremony in church for an hour or 20 minutes. You can know that these people are not doing true worship, because after the 30 minutes of false worship that they do in their church, they go out and they talk about football, they talk about all the wicked things of the world, and then after church, they are talking about all the pornographic things and all the things that you know a Christian should never even utter.

So if they are really doing worship, they would be transformed in their mind, their heart, their tongue would be transformed, they'd be part of the new covenant, where they would be a new creation. The old would be gone. But for these people that are worshiping in church, and they are convinced that they are doing worship for half an hour, that is not true worship. Because real worship, as we know, is offering your body as a living sacrifice, and that is your reasonable act of service. That's your reasonable worship. Real worship is offering yourself to God and saying, “Here I am, I want to please you every moment of my life. I'm laying down my life for you Lord, to live for you, to obey you, to obey you in my workplace, to obey you with my family, to obey you and have integrity even behind closed doors.” That is true worship. Not walking into a church, doing phony baloney worship songs for 25 minutes.

So how many churches fall into these categories? Number one, they admit that they are sinners. Number two, they are worshiping the Bible, calling it the Word of God. Number three, they're being led by their pastor, and led by men. And number four, they're doing false worship with a false brotherhood. That includes virtually every single church across all of America. Almost every single church across all of the world.

And that is why when I have been given a message to speak against the falsehood of the church, I can make a blanket statement confidently that these churches that are 501c3, these churches that are part of the Babylon church system, they are ungodly, they are bad churches, they are apostate, they're evil, Satan has penetrated them. I don't need to go into details about every single one of the churches, where they're located. I don't need to go to every part of California and investigate to see if your specific church is bad. You can know if they fall into any one of these four categories that they are not a true church. The true church has come out of sin. The true church worships Jesus Christ, not the Bible. The true church is led by the Holy Spirit that Jesus gives. They're not led by men or another pastor or a Catholic priest. The true men and women of God who are His disciples, they offer their bodies as living sacrifice. They don't do false worship in church.

So I hope this encourages someone to come into the true church. The true church worships in spirit and in truth. They love Jesus with all of their heart. They follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They're not sitting in pews. They're not putting themselves before the feet of lying prophets and deceptive pastors and teachers. The true children of God sever themselves from ungodliness. They sever themselves from Babylon the Great, from the harlot church system. You have to sever yourself and touch nothing that is unclean if you want to walk with Jesus. Do you love Him? Do you love Jesus with all your heart? Or do you love the apostate false church?

You will have to choose between being part of Jesus' people and being part of the devil's people. Which side are you on? Are you on the side of truth with Jesus? Do you love Him? Are you part of those who have been called out of the world and out of the false church? Or are you part of those that are trying to justify religion and the dead works of the flesh?

May the grace of Jesus be with you. 

Sunday, September 24, 2023

It's the End of the World!

It's the End of the World! (Part one of two)

The end of the world will come in a way that no one is expecting it, and most people will be caught off guard. Jesus explains this through many parables, that if the owner of the house was watching it would not be burglarized. He tells us to stay awake and pray, but because most people have fallen asleep, when the end of the world happens, when Jesus Christ returns, no one will be ready, and it will take them, just as in the days of Noah, just as Jesus predicted, the end of the world will come like that flood, and everyone will be destroyed. It doesn't matter if you feel like the end of the world is coming or not, it will come, and either you will be prepared, or you will not be prepared. 

On the news, there's been a lot of talk about World War Three, weapons of mass destruction, nuclear warheads. We all know about the war that's happening in Ukraine and Russia. We hear rumors of wars, exactly like how the Bible predicts and how Jesus says. You'll hear about rumors of wars, and there will be problems in various places. We hear about the rumor of the war of possibly with China and Taiwan, China invading Taiwan. And there's all these sorts of rumors of things that are going to happen for World War Three. Guys, we are on the brink of world cataclysmic destruction. And whether you're ready or not, Jesus is coming. It doesn't matter if you feel that the world will continue to go on, or if you feel that it will end tomorrow, the things that are going to happen in the world are all happening by the power of God, and it's going to happen whether you feel one way about it or you feel another way about it. And the truth is, everything in this world is coming to an end, and everything in this world is going to die. The question is, will you be prepared?

 I want to expose a bit of what Satan has been doing to you, what Satan has been doing in the world, what Satan has been doing in the church, to expose to you and open your eyes if you're willing to see and repent before it's too late. And that is the fact that the devil's goal is to keep you in sin with no apparent consequence. It is not the will of Satan to make you in conflict with your conscience. It is not the will of Satan that physical swords clash, but it is the desire of Satan to take you to hell peacefully. That is why every time there are these huge uprisings and waves search, everyone starts to freak out, then the waves calm back down. Satan does not want to expose himself. He is exposed many times. But when you realize that there is great turmoil happening, it may cause you to think. If you realize that it is Satan that is trying to destroy your soul, and it is Satan that is tempting you to sin, it may make you think and you just might repent. But that Satan ultimately wants you to do is to go to hell peacefully. He wants you to be condemned by God for your sins. And the best way to do that is by convincing you that there is no immediate consequence to your sins. If you're in the porn, there's no consequence. If you lust, there's no consequence. If you commit adultery, fornication, there's no consequence. If we have unfair balances in our government, and people steal and cheat and rape, there's no consequence. Child porn, there's no consequence. Satan wants you to think that there are no immediate consequences to sin, which actually leads to damnation. 

You are going to hell if you don't repent. That is the truth. But Satan has gotten you to believe that there are no consequences for anything. You can disrespect your parents; you can mock God; you can follow the evil of your heart; you can act like the world; you can go to church and play the hypocrite, and there are no consequences. And as long as your conscience is not rising up to condemn your heart, you are convinced that you're still going to heaven, because long ago, you prayed the prayer of repentance, and now you're safe and secure on your way to heaven with Jesus, whether if he returns today for you, whether you die from the war that is coming soon. Satan is a master deceiver, and he is a liar, and likely he has also deceived you, and you are going to hell with the devil. 

The only way to not be deceived and not go to hell is to realize that sin is extremely damning. We have to touch nothing that is unclean. We have to come out of the world. We have to come out of Babylon the Great. We have to come out of the Harlot, the prostitute, which almost every single church is a part of the prostitute church system, the Babylon Church system. America is part of that. So if you are thinking today that you're good because you go to church, and you're good because you believe in eternal security, you're good because you know the Bible, Satan has you right exactly where he wants you. He wants you reading the Bible peacefully, but not truly repenting of your sins. He wants you believing that you're safe and secure in going to heaven whether the world ends tomorrow or in a thousand years. He wants you convinced that you're safe and secure because sin, that is your sin, has no consequence. 

Once you realize that Jesus Christ is serious about his bride being pure, the fear of God will enter you. The fear of God entered me even though I was a pastor and going to church every day, even though I wasn't engaged in the obvious sins. When the fear of God came into me, I realized that all of my righteousness was truly as filthy rags. I truly was a wretched man, and I needed the mercy of God. I immediately repented of my sins. I spoke openly about this to my Baptist church, that they were in sin, and I was in sin in church, and that I need to leave them also for my own purification, because the women in church are immodest, their doctrines are impure, they read the Bible, but they don't believe it, they take nothing seriously; they think that they're going to heaven because they're safe and secure and entitled everlasting life. 

We are not part of the New Covenant unless we are eating Jesus' flesh and drinking his blood. I encourage you to do that. Don't be like this world. Don't be like Christians. Don't be like the hypocrites that don't see at the end of the world is right around the corner, that they are going to be dead right around the corner, but they're convinced that whether they live or die, they're going to heaven, even though they are in sin. Take it seriously. Jesus knows how everything will pan out in the end. If we're right with God, the end of the world means nothing to us. Because if you are truly a child of God, this end of the world is only the very beginning of our relationship and our joy with Jesus Christ. But if you're in the world, you need to fear that you're going to hell, you need to fear God. Because if you don't fear him, all the judgments that are recorded in Revelation are coming on your head. 

God is going to vindicate his church. He's going to bring justice. And either you'll be on his side, or you will be on the side of the Harlot and all of those who are going to hell. We know what happens in the end: truth triumphs; people’s heads are cut off; people are burned at the stake; people are killed. But those who endure to the end will be with Jesus Christ forever and ever, they win in the end. If you try to save your own life by joining Satan, thinking that Satan will preserve you, what will happen is Satan will know that you're a trader. He will kill you for joining his side as a Christian knowing the truth. And you'll get the worst of this world. You'll be tortured in this world, and then in the next world, which is the second death, God will punish you in hell. Whatever pain and whatever suffering can happen to you in this life, doesn't compare to what you should fear that God will do to you in the torments in hell. He will give you fully over to your evil. The demons will have every bit of pleasure they can with you. You will be tortured in hell. There is no relief from any Christian who rejects God, who lives hypocritically, who is thrown into hell. Day and night, you can cry out to God, and you will find no mercy. You will find no salvation for your soul.

It's the End of the World! (Part two of two)

I say this to warn you and to bring the fear of God into you. Unless you repent while it's still time, even if you call yourself a Christian, you will not have peace today or tomorrow or for eternity. So I warn you, to get right with Jesus. Get right with Him, or you will never have the opportunity. I want to read to you from the Book of Revelation, starting in Revelation chapter 20. And here is a chapter and some verses that are omitted in the church, because they don't believe that your works and what you are doing today have anything to do with your eternity. So this is Revelation chapter 20, I'm starting in Verse 11. 

“11Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away.”

Why? Earth and heaven, everyone fears God, and so should you.

 “And there was found no place for them. 12And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works…”

 This is something that is not being preached in church. You will be judged by God according to every one of your works, which is your thoughts, your actions, the things that you did with your hands, the places you walked, what you did with the words of Jesus Christ in your life right now.

 So “according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. 13The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.”

 Here you see it again. If you don't believe that people are judged according to their works, you don't believe the revelation of Jesus Christ from Revelation, and you don't believe the words of Jesus himself that also said this, that he will render to each person according to their works. This is the true gospel and the true revelation of Jesus Christ. 

“14Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”

The second death is hell for eternity and the lake that burns with fire and brimstone. The first death is just what happens to your flesh on this Earth. You get in a car accident; you die of Covid; You die of cancer; you die of old age. And it only is temporary, but hell, and God's punishment in hell is eternal. It doesn't matter if you were an atheist or a Christian who was living in the hypocrite, you will be in hell for eternity if you don't call on Jesus Christ now for true repentance and be washed clean. The important thing is verse 15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

 How you get your name in the book of life is by calling on the name of Jesus, saying, “Lord, Jesus, purify me, please. Let me be in your book of life. Let your angels record my name in your book. Let me be found holy and pure before you. Let me be part of your new covenant. I believe in you. I believe that you died on the cross, that you resurrected from the dead, that your blood will atone for my wickedness. I believe that you or Jesus were the only one who can save me from my sins and all of the temptations of this world and the demons and everlasting torment in hell.” If you cry out to Jesus, he alone is worthy to save you, to cover you in his blood, to purify you from your unrighteousness and pull you up from the grave and to put your name in the Lambs book of life. If your name is not found in the Lamb's Book of life, your good deeds are not going to outweigh your bad deeds. 

There are people whose names will not be in the book of life, but they did have good deeds. But no amount of good deeds are going to cover over the bad deeds. Many people were Christians at one point, and they had true works of righteousness, not just worldly good deeds. They didn't just give to the poor. They had true good deeds for Jesus. Maybe they gave tithes. Maybe they help support missionaries, maybe themselves on mission trips. They gave to the needy. They did things that were very good in the eyes of men and in the eyes of God. They walked with the Lord for some time, but then they fell back into evil, and they lived the rest of their life until they died in their sins. Their righteousness that they truly live for God will not outweigh their sin that was not atone for. And that is a scary thing that the church is not teaching. The church says, “If you have good deeds, those will outweigh your bad deeds, because once saved, always saved. Once you're saved, even if you mess up in the future, you're still going to heaven.” So essentially, they believe a little bit of good you did 10,20, 50 years ago will outweigh the rest of your life that you lived sinfully. And that is not what Jesus taught. That's not consistent with the rest of the Bible, and it doesn't make any sense with any of the Gospel. If you leave your first love, if you depart from the true Gospel, then you have departed from your faith in Jesus, you lose your salvation, and you end in hell. That is why Jesus says that he who endures to the end will be saved. Those who don't finish the race, they lose.They don't have salvation, they don't have a lower heaven, they end in hell, guys. There are no levels of hell in the sins that you get to the top part of hell where there is no fire, every part of hell is torment. Who cares how hot the fire is down low compared to closer to the top? We're not here to argue how hot hell is or how beautiful the gold is in heaven. Your sin will take you to hell, depending on if you were as evil as Hitler or if you just had one sin in your life, that one sin will still take you to hell, and hell will still be hot. So don't be sidetracked by people's doctrines about how the degrees of hell will be. You need your name recorded in the lamb's book of life. You need to call on Jesus Christ. You need to come into his new covenant. You need to be born again. 

See, the church is constantly saying today, “come as you are.” The church is saying, “come as you are, guys, just as you are. Come in your filthy lives. Come smoking pot. Come as a drunkard. Come in adultery. Come as a fornicator. Come as a liar. Come as a thief, and God will accept you.” Well, it's true that the Church will accept you as you are. Hypocrites will accept hypocrites. Satan will accept his own. But hypocrites and liars and thieves will not be welcome in the King of God. And we know that also from what Jesus taught and from the Book of Revelation. I want to read from Revelation chapter 21:7.

 “7He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. 8But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers(which includes the use of drugs, illegal drugs, recreational drugs), idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

This is serious. We got to figure out how to get sin out of our life, how to get right with Jesus so that we can be saved. Without righteousness, we're not going to see the Holiness of God, we're not going to be able to escape hell, we're not going to be able to escape the fall of Babylon the Great. If you read through what happens to Babylon the Great, if you take that anyway, literally or even figuratively, it's the end of the world. No more people working, no more people getting married, not anyone hitting a hammer, no one cutting with a saw. All the tradesmen, all those who carried merchandise on ships, no cars going, no ships transporting anything, no mail, all of it completely shut down by God, not like Covid, but completely shut down by God. When that happens, it will truly be the end of the world. 

Will you be ready? Will you be ready for your own death? Will you be ready to meet Jesus Christ? When you are before the judgment throne of God, will you be able to stand? And will he say, “my faithful one”? Or will he say, "Away from me you who commit lawlessness and sin and perversion and wickedness, I never knew you, depart from me”? What would Jesus say to you? Are you prepared to meet Jesus Christ” Or with all your life, have you been playing games, making excuses for your sin, lying to yourself, thinking that you're okay, appeasing your conscience, praying, but never acting out of faith, putting off the things of Jesus, never testifying or standing up for the truth of God, the truth of Jesus anywhere? Are you speaking about Jesus? Do you love him? Or are you always speaking about the things of this world? Your work, your hobby, your family, the things you like doing in this world, Food, clothing, things that will perish? If you look at your Facebook or your youtube, your channel, your Instagram, whatever your presence is online, what are you promoting? Does it demonstrate that you're promoting the Kingdom of God, and what will last forever? Or are you promoting a bunch of pictures of yourself half naked? Your dog and your cat, your favorite music? Things that in a few years, no one will care about, and that God does not justify as righteous. 

Evaluate your life. Evaluate your family, evaluate your fellowship, your church.Are you really in the truth of Jesus Christ? Or will all of it fall apart as rubbish, stubble, hay, and things that will all be burnt up in the refiner’s fire? The only thing that will make it through is the pure gold, the precious stones, the things that were built on the true cornerstone, the rock of Jesus Christ. Are you building on that rock of Jesus Christ? Or are you building with all of the wickedness of the world, all the things that are frivolous, and that won’t mean anything at the end of your life? You only have so many years to live, what will you do with Jesus’ words? Are you obeying him today? Will Jesus find you faithful, a true servant of his Or will you be found like this world in hypocrisy, sin, darkness, witchcraft sorcery, drugs, alcohol, perversion? Have you fallen into the life of the world about transgenders, homosexuality, all the religions of the world lead to heaven? Have you fallen into the lie of the false church that you can continue to sin and God just forgives you, because God is love and he doesn't send anyone to hell? Have you believed all of the lies of Satan, or have you truly stayed faithful? Are you faithful and of the same Spirit, of the Holy Spirit that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob had, that Elijah had, that Noah had? If you lived during the times of Noah, would you have been one of the eight people who got on the ark, or one of the hundreds of thousands of people, or however many people were, on the Earth who ended up dead in the flood? It's going to happen again, but this time it will be fire. Will you be right with Jesus? Or will you be burnt up in the end? 

May the grace of Jesus be with you. 


Friday, September 8, 2023

Be Skeptical of People's Personal Revelations and Prophecy


 Be Skeptical of People's Personal Revelations and Prophecy

Well, Praise Jesus today, brothers and sisters. I wanted to make a quick message of something that's been on my heart. And that is how we should treat people's personal prophecies and revelations and understandings when it relates to our own personal life. You need to be very careful about accepting people's personal revelations and prophecies about you, your family, your spiritual walk, because the devil will use anybody to try to get you off the right path. He will use a brother, a sister, someone that you trust, that you look up to, he will use a prophet, a man of God, he will use anyone and try to confuse their words for you to get you off of the straight and narrow path. You need to be very skeptical of anyone's revelation about you, or personal prophecies about your life, or your walk with God or your family. What we need to do if someone does come to us and they say, “hey, God gave me a certain revelation about you or your family”, instead of just believing it or taking it to heart or thinking that their revelation is true, you ought to say, “Lord Jesus, please reveal your truth to me. And if what this person is saying is true, then make it known yourself. But if it is not true, I'm only listening to you, and I by no means will listen to their words.”

 So many Christians get themselves derailed by listening to other people's prophecies, revelations, dreams and visions. And often dreams and visions are skewed. Sometimes they're flat out wrong. I don't know how many times, guys, people have come to me in the name of Jesus saying that they heard something from Jesus, some revelation, some understanding, sometimes it's about something in the world and sometimes it has related to directly to me or my family or my spiritual walk. I can't take any of these things to heart or believe them, guys, because my faith is in Jesus. And I know how things pan out in the end. Many times people have had visions or dreams or prophecies about me and I know that they have been 100% a lie. They often get a lot of the specifics, right? They have some kind of vision pertaining to something that happened in my life. The specifics seem to be accurate. But then the main message is totally off, where it counts most for a vision or dream, it's off. And so these things I bring before the Lord, and often what Jesus has told me about these things are, “Why do you even bother listening to them? When did you start listening to people? Continue to fix your eyes on me.” And it's as if the Lord allows certain people in our lives to speak messages to us to see if we are truly listening to Him,or if we will be distracted by the brother or sister. 

The Lord does not tempt us to do evil. He doesn't lead us astray, but He does test us and often there are a variety of different tests in our life. And one of those is, will we listen to Jesus Christ alone by His Holy Spirit? Or will we make another person are in between, between us and God? And will they be like our seer? Will they be our prophet? Will they be our teacher? And we need to make sure that we pass those tests when the Holy Spirit puts us through those tests. 

But for a lot of Christians, because they put too much emphasis on dreams and visions and another brother or sister's word, when a vision or dream or prophecy or revelation about them happens personally, they're very distracted by it. And instead of listening to Jesus, they listen to that brother or sister and it totally rocks their prayer life. Their prayer life is shaken or they totally get thrown off the straight and narrow path. 

But what Jesus has shown me is never take your eyes off of Him, not for a brother, not for a sister. And if another brother or sister is speaking of that truly is true, and if you truly are with Jesus, the Lord will confirm that brother or sister's word, but never believe it alone. That is why it is so important that each of us individually, are truly hearing from the Holy Spirit, that we're verifying everything by the spirit of God, not our interpretation of the Bible, not someone else's word of revelation that may or may not be true, but that we are verifying everything and testing every spirit by the Spirit of God that is supernatural that He puts in us. God has given us the ability to pray, and He gives everyone who will seek Him the gift of the Holy Spirit that comes with discernment, being able to distinguish the spirits between right and wrong and whatever other spiritual gifts the Lord gives you in each specific situation. But we have to continue to exercise our gifts by praying, seeking the Lord, asking Him for guidance, but never be distracted by a Christian, especially someone that is named brother or a sister or a prophet, or a man, or a woman of God. 

These are the people that the devil will use to get you off the path if you are really with the Lord. A man of God, someone that's really following Jesus as a disciple is not ever going to be deceived by an atheist or someone that is in wilful sin. You're not going to be deceived by someone that is blatantly doing what is evil, but you will be deceived if you perceive another man or woman of God is giving you personal prophecies that supposedly come from God. That might be something that you would listen to, that the devil could use. 

So I don't say this message to discourage anyone from prophesying or from having a dream or a vision or an interpretation. But I say this message so that you may have clarity from Jesus Christ Himself and not be distracted by another brother or sister, or by their dreams or visions or interpretations. Each of us individually have to have our own walk with the Lord. It is between us and Jesus, no other person in between. Are you hearing from Him? Are you led by Him, or are you distracted by another brother or sister's words? May the grace of Jesus be with you.

Monday, September 4, 2023

Help! I'm a PK

Help! I'm a PK (Part one of two)

Well, Praise Jesus today, everyone. I am not a pastor's kid or a preacher's kid  (PK). My grandpa was a preacher. He was a missionary to Africa, specifically to Nigeria. And my mom grew up partially in Nigeria. What I experienced as going to some of these reunions with PK and missionary kids, is that PK and people that grow up in church can be some of the most complacent, lukewarm Christians you will ever meet in your life. You would think that they'd have all these awesome stories from Africa. You would think they would have genuine faith that's so solid because their parents passed on faith to them. But what you find is these kids that are totally complacent about their faith. They don't really have true love for God. They don't really know Jesus. And if you ask them about any of the stories of their childhood growing up in Africa or anything like that, you'll get something like, why do you want to know about that? 

The reason why PKs and missionary kids, preacher’s kids are so complacent about their faith is because they have seen and heard everything about the Bible. They know it all. They know all about church, but it hasn't worked. They have seen hypocrisy. Their parents are hypocrites. Their parents uphold an image of what it means to be a Christian for an hour while supposedly doing worship. But when they get home, they take off their Christian hat, and now they're ready to relax and go on vacation. Some people I know that are pastors, because they're professionals, they treat following Jesus as a professional job; they'll answer their phone professionally; they'll stand at the pulpit professionally; they'll play their guitar professionally or the piano, or sing professionally. But heaven forbid you ask them about their spiritual life outside of the church walls, because if you do, they'll look at you crooked, they'll think that you just ask the most bizarre thing. They may say something like “catch me between the hours of eight and five, Monday through Friday, but let's talk about something else now”. They treat God as if he's in the walls of those church, and chances are they don't really want to talk to you about anything genuine that Jesus Christ is doing because they are hypocrites. They are impostors. They're fake. So growing up as a PK, when you see this and you realize that your parents are fake, that your dad just acts like he's a good person in front of people. You learn to also act like a good person. You don't want to point out people's hypocrisy, you want to just get along with other people. But on the inside of you, you have this huge void, knowing there's a huge problem with church, there's a huge problem with your faith. There's a huge problem with your parents. But you feel like you can't point it out, you can't say anything about it. You certainly can't fix it. And so you go on with your walk, with this void in your heart not really knowing what the truth is. 

This happens for generations and generations. This kind of false faith is passed on to our children, and then they learn to play the hypocrite. They learn to pick up this dead religion called church. Now there is a new thing that I'm hearing. A new slogan in the church world is called church hurt. And people think that as long as they just admit that people in the church are sinners and they've got hurt in church, then they can get back into doing church ceremony and everything will be good. 

But the problem is, people haven't ever come to genuine faith in Jesus. They've never met Him. They don't know who the Holy Spirit is. What I encourage you to do if you are a PK, if you're a preacher's kid or if you're a missionary kid. Is to find genuine faith in Jesus for yourself. Your parents’ Faith isn't going to just transfer over to you to where you have a real faith in Jesus. What will naturally transfer over to you is hypocrisy, complacency and lukewarmness, and a feeling of depression on the inside. But if you want that fixed, you need to pray and say “Jesus, my whole life I have prayed, but I haven't prayed in faith. My whole life, I've heard sermons, but I haven't listened in faith my whole life. My parents have demonstrated what it means to be a Christian, but I've never known you. I don't know if I've ever genuinely heard you at times. I believe I've heard your voice, but who are you Lord? Reveal yourself to me, manifest to me, and help me to know who you really are, that I may have faith in you and that it might not be my parents’ faith just trying to be imputed on me, but that I genuinely can have faith in you, Jesus. Because I have a personal revelation from you and know you.” 

Guys, there's a huge problem in the Christian church. There are Christians, big pastors that are teaching that God does not reveal Himself to people anymore. They say that the gifts of prophecy and dreams and visions and tongues have all ceased. They say the only way God speaks is through the Bible. There are some really big, I would call them false prophets, but they don't even consider themselves prophets because they don't believe in prophets. But they're false pastors. They're false leaders of the flock. And a lot of PKs have become very depressed because they feel that they will never hear from God. And the only way they might hear from God is if they go to their dad's Bible college or if they sit beneath their dad's Bible study. But what happens? They go to their dad's Bible study over and over again, and they get more and more depressed. They're not hearing from God. They have no direction in their life. They get to a point where they don't even feel they can talk to anyone about God because they themselves don't believe in God. And if you don't believe in God, how in the world can you be a light to another soul at your college or your high school or your workplace? Satan will get you to a point where it's hard for you even to open your Bible and look at it. Or if you're doing a powerpoint to even push the button to turn the words of the powerpoint because you know in the inside you are a liar and you don't know God. This is why many pastor's kids are committing suicide. They're lonely, depressed. They don't know the truth. They don't have the peace that passes all understanding in them. 

I want to encourage you today, though, that the hope is not in your church; it is not in your Bible understanding; it's not in going to college; but the truth that has been under your nose the whole time is a true and genuine prayer life, knowing Jesus, you have to push through to Jesus Christ in prayer. In church, often they underestimate what it means to pray. Often prayer becomes a social time, a get together on Sunday evenings, that becomes very boring. When I was in church, I was incredibly bored with prayer. I didn't want to go to a prayer service. Because all that would happen is it would be people's time to gossip about others, “Oh so and so needs prayer because so and so's wife is cheating with so and so.”  It became just a time for the ladies to gossip and people to talk about how so and so has to go to the doctor, and I never saw any fruit from that. You would pray for so and so to be cured of cancer and they would still die, they wouldn't get better. You would pray for so and so to get back with their spouse, they'd still end in divorce.

Help! I'm a PK (Part two of two)

So what in the world is going on in church, guys? It was super depressing. There was no power in their prayer, no power or joy in their worship. It was all fake. The smiles I saw brought me no peace to God. But when I was in church myself, because I was raised in church, my parents raised me in church. I was also a pastor myself. I got to a point where I realized I am depressed. I don't think I really know God. I pray to Him, but my prayers aren't genuine. I read the Bible and I'm still not filled with joy. So if God designed His church to be the place where I'm supposed to be, and He designed the Bible for me to be nourished by eating the Bible, why am I not nourished? Even though I am going to church Five to seven times a week. I'm going more than anyone and I'm reading the Bible some days, up to eight hours a day. Guys, there's people, monks, I suppose, that read the Bible all the time. But I truly thought from listening to people like John MacArthur and all these other guys that I really respected at the time, I thought that if I really read the Bible and got to know it, that I would be closer to God. And what I found was the more I read the Bible, the more I tried to go to church, the more depressed I became. 

And I wondered to myself, how could this be all? Why do I still have a heart in me that wants to know my creator more? If this is it, if God created me to fellowship with Him through reading the Bible and that is supposed to fulfill me, where is my fulfillment? And I started asking God, why am I depressed, why don't I feel your love, why am I not able to love correctly? Why do I feel like there's a huge problem in church but I can't place my thumb on it? What is going on? And for the first time in my life, when I was back in church, this was about my seventh year as a paid minister, I finally got down on my knees, not in a prayer meeting, not in the Sanctuary, not at the altar, at church, but the only place that I could truly find that was in solitude, which was the bathroom. I would go in the bathroom and I'd prayed. I'd say, “Lord, I am a lost pastor. I am lost. I am a pastor here at the church, but I don't think I really know you. My life is a mess. And I need you to reveal yourself to me, and whatever you tell me to do, I will do, but I need genuine faith in you, Lord.”

 And when Jesus started revealing Himself to me, and by the way, one of the first things He told me was, “church is a whore house and to leave the church”, and I did that. But when I started hearing from Jesus while I prayed for the first time, prayer meant something to me. It was much more precious than gold, guys. It wasn't like going to a prayer meeting or a diocating meeting where we all prayed around in the circle just gossiping about each other. It was genuine. It was me pouring out my heart to my creator, to Jesus out of love, and then Him speaking back to me in the way that was starting to make sense to me. And if you are a PK or a preacher kid or a missionary kid, this is what you have to do to find faith. And when you really find faith in Jesus when He starts speaking to you. You may be shocked to find that your parents‘ faith is not your faith. Your church’s faith is a fraud. You may find that the missionary group that you're with and the whole mission is false. You may find that the church you're with is totally apostate, meaning they're not following Jesus at all. They all pretend. They're all fake believers. They're all frauds. It may absolutely blow you out of the water to realize what it means to really follow Jesus out of love, rather than following Him out of the false fear of the church, fear of what people think, fear of what would happen if you don't pay your tithes to the church and go, keep up your church attendance. 

It's so ironic to me, guys, how in church they're always preaching it's by faith alone, right? But at the same time, they're living out their faith by dead religious works. They think you have to go to church every sunday, you have to pay your tithes every week, you have to take communion in church the way they do it, listen to their sermons, go to their Bible college and all these works to achieve salvation through their church and their principles. And that is not genuine faith. Genuine faith is when you go and pray, you humble yourself. You get on your knees before Jesus and you say, “Who are you Lord? I am a sinner, I don't know you. I have done religion my whole life. I've played the hypocrite. I've watched my dad and my mom play the hypocrite in church, acting like they're Christians. Lord, tell me, what is true faith? What does it mean to know you?” And when you can pray that prayer and be ready to walk away from all falsehood, and that is when you start counting the cost. And that's when you decide to be a disciple and come into the new covenant. 

If you want to be reborn for real, it doesn't start with an altar call in church. Or just listening to a good sermon. It starts when you pray and pour out your heart to Jesus and ask Him to reveal Himself to you in a way that will change you, make sense to you, and that will lead your path. Do you want Jesus to be the light to your path? Or are you trying to make the Bible your church, the dead religious practices, the ceremonies and all those things that take place in churchianity your light and your guide? 

We are not promised a pastor or a religious group or a club, a fellowship group, a mom or a dad or a brother, a sister to lead us, but we are promised the gift of the Holy Spirit. Read John chapter 14 through 16 and you will see how Jesus promises the better gift of the Holy Spirit. So don't believe in this church lie that says that prophecies don't exist, that God doesn't speak to you; if you just get into the Bible, that's all you need to know. I am a testimony myself that is not true. You can read the Bible eight hours a day. You can be a paid pastor, going to church five to seven days a week and still not be nourished. You will be malnourished. You will know that true love is not in your heart. I am a testimony of that, maybe you know, in your own heart, that you are also a hypocrite, that you don't have genuine love in your heart, that you don't know the truth of God even though you have been a PK or a pastor your entire life.  We need to come to grips with reality if we want to walk with the Lord in humility and truth and in His light. Do we know Jesus? Or are we depressed because we are frauds and we know in the bottom of our souls that we are not right with God?

 I want to pray with those of you who want to repent, who want to come into the true church that's not a religious organization, but that is the people who have Jesus in their heart and follow Him wherever He leads. So I want to pray for you if you want to put your faith in Jesus and get your life right with Him today. He will guide you, He will teach you, but you have to start following Him by faith. “Lord Jesus, I do pray for your true church. For those sons and daughters of your Kingdom. Many of us have been lied to, cheated, the devil has stolen away from us true faith. We've fallen into sin and all kinds of deceptions and false religion. I know many men have fallen into pornography. They fall into lukewarmness,  just every distraction that the Christian culture has to offer, false worship, idolizing musicians, idolizing pastors and people that don't even know you. I pray for your true church and those who want to come out of dead religion, that they would truly come out, that they would stop touching what is unclean, Lord, that they may pray to you and find genuine faith when they pray, that you would dwell in them, that you would place your Holy Spirit in them that they would come out of the world, that they would come out of the dead harlot church, and that they would come to truly worship you, that they wouldn't listen to the accusations of Satan, but that they would truly be guided by your Holy Spirit and know how to distinguish your voice, Lord Jesus, from their own minds, from their own Bible interpretation, from the voice of prophets and leaders in the church whether they be true or false. We pray, Lord, to truly be able to distinguish your voice and that you would lead us and guide us into everlasting life. I pray that you bless your children and that you lift them up in righteousness, that you purify and purge us, that we may be able to push into your Kingdom and live with you forever, Lord Jesus,  in your name I pray, amen.”