Friday, January 26, 2024

The deception of dispensationalism


The Deception of Dispensationalism

Well, praise Jesus today everyone. I had a brief amount of time here that I wanted to share about an important topic. And that topic you could call dispensationalism, or you could call it how God works throughout time or however you want to call this, but it is the idea how throughout different time periods or as the theologians call them dispensations that God worked differently. An example of that would be the Old Testament versus the New Testament and how God worked with the nation of Israel during the time they were in Egypt and the Exodus and then the Mosaic Law, the Torah, compared to the New Covenant and the New Testament that you find many years later. So clearly guys there was a huge difference between how God worked during the time of the prophets and how God works today. We know about Pentecost and how the disciples received the Holy Spirit. We know the difference between the Old Testament and the New. So the deception isn't that during different time periods God worked differently with His people. Obviously today we don't live in the first century. We certainly don't live in 700 BC, like the time Isaiah lived. And we don't live in the time of Noah nor in the time of Adam. So a lot of things have changed but one thing that has not changed and this is the big deception about this whole thing.

What has not changed is how God communicates to His children. God still communicates through His children right into our hearts. He speaks into the hearts of men and women. Now the deception more specifically with dispensationalism is there is this idea behind it that God used to speak directly to the prophets during the time period of Isaiah the prophet 700 BC. God spoke to Noah. You know God spoke to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and He did miraculous signs and wonders through some of the original big mega prophets. Like Elijah for example and Elisha and some of those big prophets.

And the deception is God doesn't speak anymore today except through just picking up your Bible getting into a church and learning what God said and learn about the things God used to say during the time of Noah. What this does to people especially when we are young is go you start to think God is dead and that God used to speak in Bible times but He doesn't speak anymore today. I had people get on to me about this. People would say things to us like “You think that you hear from God like it's biblical times like it's the time of Noah or back when they used to hear from God. We don't hear from God anymore. We only read the Bible. Get back into Bible study brother.” That is how they will treat you if you bring the fact up that dispensationalism doesn't matter to God. People are the ones who have been changing and drifting away from God for generations and generations. But God is the same in this matter yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever. Always, He has been speaking into the hearts of men and women and He is a personal and relational God from the beginning of time when He created Adam from the dust and breathed life into Adam. From that time God created men and women in His image and He loves each and every single one of us and that has carried through and not changed by God.

Now we just got so smart and we think that we can put words in God's mouth that God doesn't speak anymore. God is dead. Jesus died on the cross many years ago. And so now we need to interpret everything Jesus said. Even the plain and simple and obvious things, they must be too elusive for you to understand. So brother get into a Bible study and let big Bob and big Billy teach you what it really means because you can't possibly know the basic things of God. Why would God speak to you? That is what they're doing and if you believe that, that is really truly pathetic because God loves you. It doesn't matter what nationality, what color your skin is, it doesn't matter if you're black or white and if you lived 700 years ago or if you live in 2024, God loves you. And in these days that we're living, which is the new covenant, call it a dispensation if you want, we're living in this time that we have the revelation of Jesus Christ. We know for a fact that Jesus died on the cross, He resurrected. We have a ton of proof, as much proof as there is in the universe that Jesus died, He resurrected and He made the way for you and for me to love Him because He showed each and every one of us what love truly is. He laid down His life for us. And as we know from the scriptures, what greater love can we have than this, that a man lays down his life for his friend and that is what Jesus did for us. He cares for you and He cares for me and God has not changed.

But because men have turned their ears away from God and their eyes have become dull and they haven't taken eyes out, their ears are plugged up with wax. They turn away from God and they say, “We can't hear Him, therefore we think that we'll make up doctrines, we'll listen to teachers who scratch our ears and we'll tell everyone in our seminaries that the only way you can hear from God in this dispensation that we're in is through correct biblical knowledge, picking out words and doing word studies, making sure you know Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, make sure you know those because otherwise you can't know God, brother.” This is a huge fat lie about dispensationalism in Christianity.

You can hear from God the same way as the prophets did back in 700 B.C. if you want to follow Jesus. There have been other time eras that were a huge drought in hearing from God. If you look up the time of King David and some of these time periods, it speaks of in the Bible where they went through years and years, maybe several hundred years where people just didn't hear from God and then Samuel comes on the scene and he hears from God and people are freaking out that some kid can hear from God. It just doesn't happen. That happened years ago, maybe during the time of Adam and Eve, but certainly not in our time. So we have went through these cycles again and again and again and people have put their faith in lies that God doesn't speak anymore and they've put their faith in fables that if you just study the old language then you're closer to God. If you want to know the Lord, you have to do what the child prophet did. He said, “Here I am Lord, speak for your servant is listening”. And when that little child hearkened to the voice of the Lord, he became a true prophet. He heard from God, not because he was able to be taught that by his mentor. He was growing up and being taught all the things supposedly of God in the scripture and the Bible, supposedly he had the word of God at his fingertips, yet he had never heard from the living God. He had never had a word from God, but he knew the scriptures. But this little child, this boy, was able to hear from God and then he said, “Here I am Lord, speak to me for your servant is listening”. And then the living God spoke to him time and time and time again and continued to work with this boy until he was a man, until he became a mighty man of God.

Things have not changed. The Lord wants to speak to you, He wants to speak to me, He wants to have a personal relationship with each and every one of us. But the reason why our generation, why many people don't hear from God, is because they want to hear from God without complete dedication. They want a microwave kind of religion where they pop the food into the microwave and it comes out in three minutes with their food and with their answers. And our generation is extremely cheap. We have things, today they're here, tomorrow we dispose of them, we throw them away, they're useless to us. So unless things are quick and fast and easy to digest, we don't care about it. And God is not cheap and easy to digest. We have to wait on Him in prayer, we have to be serious to love Him back, and we have to learn to communicate with the Spirit in such a way that we haven't ever learned before how to communicate with flesh and blood. It's easy to communicate if you've learned basic skills of communication, that is, with flesh and blood. We all, from kindergarten through twelfth grade, learned to write essays, we learned to communicate with our teachers, and if we did a good job, we learned how to get A's and B's and C's in class. So we learned how to communicate. We learned how to orally speak in front of the class. We learned how to articulate ideas. So we learned how to communicate because we know that human communication gets us money. It helps us have relationships with one another. It keeps us from being angry with one another. If we can communicate, then we can figure out alliances.

Now why does that not translate over to God? The people in church, especially some of these big churches today that have seminaries connected to them, they are not teaching that God is still alive and that Jesus Christ is alive and resurrected from the dead and still speaks today. They say, “Oh no, brother, the only way God speaks is through the Bible. So go to seminary, learn how to digest the Bible, make sure you go to the version of the seminaries that we approve of so that you can really understand from the biblical point of view of a Baptist or whatever your background is”. They want you to go to that kind of seminary so you can be slanted towards the doctrines that they approve of. But no one is pushing people towards Jesus to learn from Him. You know, the more people that are like you and your organization, the more your organization gets puffed up, the more you can make money. And a lot of people are very greedy.

But what did John the Baptist say? John the Baptist was on the scene before Jesus. He was prophesied about that he would be the one that makes straight the way of the Lord. Do you remember guys, what did John the Baptist say when everything was starting to come up? What did John the Baptist say? Did his pride get in the way? Did John say, “I am the Messiah, let me baptize more. I don't know about this Jesus guy. I don't know if Jesus should be lecturing.” But what did he say? John the Baptist said, “I must become less, He must become more. I must diminish. The Lord Jesus must increase”. If we want Jesus to increase in our life, then we have to be hearing from Him. We have to be founded on His words. That's why Jesus is the Word and that is why your church and your understanding of the Bible is not the word.

People have a lot of words. They have a lot of ideas. Everyone wants to share their opinion. We have to get to the point where we don't care what people think. If they try to slander us, we say, who cares? If I'm right with Jesus, I'm good. And if people try to flatter us and say, “man, you're as good as, you know, I don't know, Billy Sunday and you're as good as Billy Graham and you're as good as John MacArthur and you're like all these guys combined in one”. Don't believe it. There's people that will try to puff you up with pride and if you listen to that, you'll think that you're something great when you're not. And on the flip side of that, if you're always going around thinking, well, I'm going to be humble and I don't hear from God, I have to listen to this other guy, then you're also not going to hear from the Lord. There's a lot of people with a false humility, they put themselves at the seat of a false prophet and they listen to these guys and they never learn to sit before the feet of Jesus. If we have true humility and if the truth is in us, we will put ourselves before the feet of Jesus because Jesus said, “Make no one on earth your teacher or your father for one is your father, your teacher, and that is the Christ”.

Jesus is the Christ. He is the Son of God and he is our Messiah. He's our Lord. And if we're not hearing from Him, we're in big, big trouble. Abraham heard from God and he knew that he was to leave the area of Mesopotamia and travel to the Promised Land. He was a sojourner and in faith he left. He made his fair share of mistakes, calling his wife his sister and he ran into some problems along the way, but he had faith in God and the Lord continued to work with him. Isaac and Jacob. Isaac had faith that the right woman would come into his life and by faith the servant went out and found him a wife and that was led by the Holy Spirit. That didn't come to him by knowledge of the Bible or the Scriptures. Nowhere in the Bible did it say, Isaac, send your dad's servant out to such and such an area and find this woman by the well and she will feed your camels and water them too and then you will know that that's your wife. Nowhere in the Scriptures there wasn't such a thing. The Word of God came to them personally because the Word of God is alive. Jesus is alive and He speaks to His creation. He did that for Abraham, Isaac. He did that for Jacob. Jacob was a pretty messed up guy, but the Lord worked with him and the Lord wrestled with him and pushed his finger into his thigh and never again was Jacob the same, guys. After wrestling with the angel, that was Jesus Christ. He was changed. Jacob wrestled with God. He wrestled with our Messiah and he said, bless me, bless me God, bless me. Jacob was not looking for a Scripture to bless him. Jacob was not looking for an ordinary man or an ordinary king or an ordinary Melchizedek to give his 10% to. Jacob wrestled with the angel of God and the angel of God touched his thigh and Jacob was blessed and he had a limp to remember it by. That is Jesus Christ. Jacob wrestled with God.

These guys had true faith and the Lord came down and He worked with humanity. He worked with His people and the same God hasn't changed. This was passed on through the household of faith to those that believed. Joseph was part of this household of faith who believed and had visions from God. Even Nebuchadnezzar being a man that was not an Israelite. He wasn't Hebrew. This guy was even having visions from God and he was a crazy man. If you look up this guy in history, he is nutty guys. But Nebuchadnezzar even had dreams of God. This stuff is recorded even outside of the Bible. Nebuchadnezzar II. And even God loved Nebuchadnezzar. Jesus Christ had a relationship with this dude. He went into pride and because he had pride he became like a beast of the field. He grew birds like a feather and his fingernails grew out and the dude drenched his back. And then finally he came to his senses and he said, Lord, or he said God, “you are the one that created heavens and earth. You created the seas and you created everything in them. I will worship you.” As soon as he acknowledged that the one true God was God and not him, not Nebuchadnezzar, not that image of gold that he set up. Once that happened, he was restored everything. A man can't restore, the Bible can't restore, but the word of God can restore. The word of God came to this guy. He wasn't, this guy wasn't like in the household of faith as far as we understand it. He would have been a Gentile, but pre-Gentiles basically.

Faith has not changed, but people have changed and they don't want to have faith. Most people don't care to have faith. And so they build other structures that they think they can build their house on. And Jesus described those other structures as the sinking sand. A lot of these seminaries and these churches and these denominations are all built on sinking sand. Believe me, they have their principles. They have their doctrines and all of them they can trace back to, you know, the book of Romans and Titus and Philemon, some stuff from James, I suppose, but they don't like James very much. These guys build their entire faith on the sinking sand. And instead of building on the truth of Jesus and bowing before their Messiah, they bow before their little elders, their deacons, their boards, their politics, and then suddenly they're not following God and they wonder why they haven't been hearing from God for 200 years.

Who is hearing from God today? There are people that are hearing from God in miraculous and wonderful ways. But there's others who haven't heard God in their whole lifetime even though they've been raised in the Bible belt. They've been raised in church their whole life. They've went to church camp. They've done mission trips. Their families have been missionaries and they've never heard from God. We have a generation of young people who are growing up and they're so depressed they're going out, they're getting tattoos to try to fill that void. They're drinking and partying. They're just kicking back, living for themselves, trying to fill that void. They know that they're hypocrites, but they cover over the hypocrisy with acting like they're biblical. Some of these young men and women, they start their own churches to try to even further cover over their guilt. And they get more and more people tithing to them and then they build a whole generation of people that are built upon the sinking sand.

Don't believe in the lie that we're in a new dispensation and that God no longer speaks in our dispensation. Don't believe the lie that the only way God speaks is through the pastor in church through his Bible study. If you want to hear from the Lord, pray and you have to say, “Lord, convict my heart. You're the one that created me. You're the one that knows how to communicate with me. You're the one that knows how to open my eyes and open my ears.” I've read the scriptures for years. And just pray to the Lord and ask Him to open your heart and open your mind to the truth.

Most Christians are very close to the truth. They would rather believe that they're in a dispensation, that they can sin, that they can be under hyper-grace, that they don't really have to truly repent because we live in this dispensation of hyper-grace. We live in this dispensation of sin. And they make the dispensation whatever they want. It's just a cover for sin and choosing not to repent of what they know they should.

We have to be serious to be men and women who will fix our eyes on Jesus and go with Him even if other people don't. It would be better to leave the crowd and walk with Jesus even if no one's following you. Like the song says, “I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back. Though none go with me, still I will follow, no turning back.” I believe that song was written by a guy who was not originally a Christian or born into the household of faith. I believe he was from India if I remember correctly. But a really wonderful song that is because if we're serious to follow Jesus, even if the people in our life are not true believers in the Lord, if they're a different religion, maybe they're Buddhist, maybe they belong to the Indian religion, maybe they belong to a cult group, I don't know, but wherever we are, we have to sever ourselves from people that are causing us to live an ungodly life. And that will be painful. Jesus never said it would be easy, but He did promise that He would be with us through trials and tribulations and people deserting us, all those things. And He would be with us through it all even to the very end of the age, to the end of our life. And that is a promise that we have, that Jesus will never leave us and He will never forsake us.

So that's all I have for today, guys. I want to pray for those of you that want to grow in the Lord and that you want to hear from Jesus and have revelation from Him. “So Lord Jesus, I pray for your true church. I pray that people's eyes can be open, that they would have the eye salve and that their ears would be open, that you would touch the eyes of the blind and open the ears of the deaf, that people can hear and see and know you for real and not be deceived by the old devil behind the pulpits. I pray that people can walk into the newness of life with you and partake in eating your flesh and drinking your blood and be part of your new covenant, that they would walk on the straight and narrow path, that this world is not worthy to walk. I pray that you would make them worthy, that they would be in their white garments, that they'd be made holy and pure as the crystal and glass that is pure before God. May we worship you and adore you, Lord Jesus, and follow you all the days of our life. In your name I pray, Lord Jesus, Amen.”

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Praises from Men Vs. God


Praises from Men Vs. God

Well, praise Jesus today everyone. Either we live for the praise of God, or we live for the praise of men. And the praises of men will come to an end. They will leave us feeling very empty and void. At the end of our life, it will come to nothing if we've lived for the pleasure of men. A lot of people, they go to the rodeo to win a belt-buckle and all they have is a belt-buckle and they don't even need them. Or they went to the Olympics and they got gold, silver, or bronze and that medal sits on the shelf covered in dust. They ran a race, they played soccer, they got a trophy, and that trophy is eventually forgotten about, sits in the attic. All the praise of men becomes worthless in the end. It becomes vanity, it becomes something that temporarily puffs us up, but in the end doesn't help us in regards to life. The only thing that will matter are the things that we did for God, things that we did in Jesus Christ. Everything else is like chaff that will be burnt up.

I want to read to you what is written in John chapter 12. I'm starting in verse 37:

37But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:

38That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?

39Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,

40He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.

41These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.

42Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:

43For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

This is the same problem we have today guys. You know there are men that are living for the praise of men, but there are also men and women, Christians in particular, that the sort of way they are living for men is in fear. They don't think they fear men, they believe and confess with their mouth in Jesus, they confess the Bible, they confess they believe in God, but at the end of the day, they fear what people think, they fear their pastor's opinion, they fear being thrown out of church. If they were to stand up for Jesus and confess that Jesus is true, that hell is real, that demons will take you to hell, that sin leads to hell, they would be ostracized, they would be cut off from the churches because Christians love sin these days. They love their apostasy, they love rotting, and if you stand up for the truth and you just point out the obvious, you'll be in big trouble.

We need more men and women who will stand up for the truth of God, not just people's opinions, not just stand up to do Bible study. You know for years, Christians have thought that if they just became more biblical, they would become more godly, and this is proven to be false. The Pharisees thought this as well, they thought that they were more biblical than the disciples; the disciples were not educated; if we just get those disciples and that Jesus educated, we wouldn't have this guy going around preaching this nonsense. And the people that feared the Pharisees put themselves under the authority of the Pharisees, so that they could learn like them, they could understand the scripture like them, and those people didn't hear the truth of God, they didn't want to hear Jesus, the Savior of the world. That's also why Nicodemus came to Jesus by night, he was fearful. He feared the Pharisees, what they thought, what they would do to him. And I don't know if he was more fearful of his physical health, or if he was just fearful of his contemporaries, people saying, “Oh, Nicodemus, now you believe in this Jesus too? Get out of here!”

But today, the sort of persecution that most Christians will face is not immediate beheading or hanging, or their family being killed or crucified, but what they fear is being ostracized, thrown out by their friends, their family, their church, being disowned by people that they want respect from. And at the end of the day, most people fear men, and what men will do to them, rather than they fear God and what He can do to us in hell.

 If we disobey God, if we don't call on Him for our salvation, then our whole bodies can be thrown into hell. After our physical body dies, our spiritual body can be thrown into everlasting hell, where the worm does not die, is what Jesus said, and where the fire is not quenched. So we need to fear God, who is able to destroy both body and soul in everlasting hell. Who do we fear today? Do we fear the pastors? Do we fear being biblically correct? Do we fear what men think, that we are educated enough and that we know the scriptures enough to make good-sounding arguments? Or do we fear God? Are we making sure that we're in right relationship with Jesus every day, that we're confessing the sin that we need to confess, that we're repenting of what we need to repent from, and that we're living on the straight and narrow path?

I want to pray for you if you're a Christian today that is in sin, maybe you don't have the fear of God in you, but you need it. I want to pray for you that you can walk the straight and narrow path, come out from the demonized world, and be set free to follow Jesus Christ. “So Lord Jesus, I pray for your true church. I pray for the true body of Christ that wants to live holy and pure and be perfect as our Father in heaven is perfect. I pray that you purge people, that you purify them from sin, that you call them out of sin, and that chains are broken in your name and people are set free from their demons and their sin and addiction. I pray that we can walk in the newness of life with you, Lord, and not listen to the accusations of Satan, that we will not fear men, what they can physically do to us, or what they can do to us socially, or whatever the case may be, but we pray that we fear you and we trust you, Lord, and walk with you until the very end. I pray this in your name, Lord Jesus, for your church and for all of those who want to believe in your name. In your name I pray, Lord Jesus, amen.”

 I was going to end this video here, guys, but I see a comment there at the bottom. Len? You say, I want to know what you think about the true church going to a funeral in a Catholic church. The reason why I want to answer that question is because this actually happened to me personally. I was invited to a Catholic funeral and because I knew the people personally, I decided to go. I went there a couple years back, maybe three years ago, something like that. It was pretty interesting because I wouldn't otherwise have went. I wouldn't have gone to this funeral unless I was invited and actually when I got there, they went through, you know, they go through that Catholic prayer, the rosary and their Hail Marys, and during that time I had to walk out. It's like a seance, guys. The Catholic church is so apostate, the churches are so against God. When they went into their little seance of their Hail Marys, I took my family and I walked out of the funeral and we played on the playground outside. And after they were done with it and ready to share about personal things about the person's life that passed away, my family and I came back in and we listened to people's, their personal testimonies about this man and how good he was and everything. And I didn't think I was going to get to speak too much at this Catholic funeral, but near the end, one of the people, well, the person in the family, the spouse of the one who died asked me to come forward and give my testimony and any word that I had in regards to Jesus. So I got up in front of the crowd and was able to share my personal testimony and how I had talked to this guy about Jesus before he died. And I got to just share the truth about Jesus. And I had everyone's ear in the audience. And afterwards, I had quite a few people talking to me. I had a few people upset, telling me basically not to talk about Jesus or against false religion.

It ruffled some people's feathers, but for the glory of Jesus. And there were a few people that were very encouraged, you know, younger people that were in the crowd that were seeking for the truth. And it was a blessing. So if the Lord leads you to go to a funeral, whether it's Catholic or Baptist or whatever it is, go to that funeral. Jesus would go to funerals. He would go to different events. That doesn't mean people would approve of Him there. And that doesn't mean that He would approve of them. But He would go out of the love of His heart. So if Jesus calls you to go somewhere and you know that it's really of Him, then He will be with you. He will let your light shine for Him there. So take encouragement in that. We can't let little things like that condemn us. There are some people that are easily condemned. But if we're with Jesus and He has us go somewhere, then go there with the boldness of Christ and just stand for Him, stand for His truth. Otherwise, if the Lord hasn't called you, then don't get wrapped up with people that are going to deceive you or try to pull you back into church or deceive your family.

I stay away from church and religion. It can be kind of this force that tries to pull you and your family back in. They will try to make you feel guilty. And Satan has every single one of his members trying to convince you and your family to come back. But if you know that it's a calling of the Lord for you to go and to do something at church to witness against them, to speak truth, then go with the power of the Holy Spirit. But the Lord has to lead you. He's the one that leads us whether we're leaving or whether we're going to preach somewhere or whatever we're doing has to be done in the Lord. So thank you for that question. All right, well, keep praising Jesus. Stay close with Him. I got to go today, guys, but be filled with the Holy Spirit and continue to endure with Him this year.

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Science, Logic, Truth, Evidence all Display God's Glory

 Well, praise Jesus today everyone. I want to speak about this topic of God's existence and His wonders, not to the people that don't believe, but to the people that do believe to encourage you that science, logic, truth all point to the living God. Science, logic, and truth don't point to evolution, they don't point to a big bang, they don't point to the world and nature starting by just a random event, but it all happens by design. There are some scientists that are very educated and they make very educated sounding arguments that God doesn't exist and it's all by natural selection or it's by science, it's by evolution, the big bang and all these things. But there is a big problem with believing that nature just evolved and got to where we are today. And so I want to break that down because it's actually really simple to understand this, a child can understand this, but a lot of those really big name atheists and people that disagree with God, they're just going off of their emotions, they like to say that they're going off science, but they're really not, they're going off of their emotions, their feelings, because their feelings are they hate God because they would rather God not exist so that they could live life however they choose. But if they were to think logically, if they were to dwell upon the truth, they would have to come to the understanding that science, logic and truth all point to the fact that God exists and that He is a good God and that He created all things.

So check it out, if you see a picture that is on your fridge and it just got there, you wouldn't assume that it just got there by chance. Let's say the picture on your fridge, you know my fridge has pictures of horses on it. So horses and cats, animals. I would never assume, being that I have four children, that those pictures on my fridge got there just by chance, that we went on vacation, that we came back and that those pictures on my fridge just drew themselves. I would immediately come to the conclusion that one of my four children drew the image of the cat, the horse, the dog, whatever it is that is now magnet onto my fridge, I would immediately come to the conclusion that it was a picture of one of my four children, that they drew that. So I would accredit one of my children because there's no other way that that could happen. Now a picture isn't very sophisticated but let's think of even something less sophisticated. When you go on a hike here in California, the way that they mark the trails in more primitive areas, so not in big national parks or forests, but in areas that are a little bit more primitive, what hikers will do is they will stack two or three stones on top of each other. And that is all they have to do to mark the trail and immediately we as humans see just two or three stones stacked on top of each other and immediately we know an intelligent being stacked one stone on top of the other stone. So that is not very sophisticated. So if that small amount of sophistication notifies us in our mind that following logic, that even two or three stones stacked on top of each other means that an intelligent being did that, then how could we ever come to the conclusion that say a picture for example just drew itself or a car just, you know, there was an explosion or there was a fire in California and poof, now there's a Mercedes Benz or now there's a Toyota. You would never expect that. In fact, if you ever see a car on the road, you immediately see the emblem on that vehicle and you know, okay Elon Musk had his hand in this or oh, this is Ford or whatever vehicle it is, you know that it goes back to that creator. So if you follow this same logic through, it would follow through everything in the universe. It would go to the very DNA, the language of DNA, you know, the helix, everything in nature has its own language and obviously the amount of sophistication is much more than three stones placed on top of each other. So if you follow this logic through or this truth or this science, you would come to the conclusion that there has to be something more sophisticated than DNA, something more sophisticated than human beings in order to create human beings.

 If you believe in science, you know that everything goes from more order to less order. So if you have a bedroom, it's going to go to being clean to then being dusty with clothes all over the floor and then you have to clean it again. It's the same with everything in nature and scientists understand this concept. Everything goes from more order to less order. It's the laws of science. So how is it that these scientists think logically about this truth? But then they say that all of civilization, all of humanity, all came from nothing, maybe fish, maybe an explosion, maybe just we were in the sea and then, you know, from no sophistication, we went against all the rules of science that we know and all of the logic that we know, all of the truth that we know, just throw that out the window to then come to the conclusion that we have these quantum computers, we have these scientists that have, you know, all the brains in the world to create all these kind of sophisticated pieces of technology. How did we get there if the laws of physics and the laws of science and all the proof that we have that explains the universe, how do we get here if we just went from more order to less order? That would be an impossibility.

 So you know, I hear a lot of people that just don't believe God exists and they say, how is it that if God exists then how is there broken people or why do people break down and die? If God is perfect, then why do people get cancer? Why do bad things happen? That would be like me saying, you know, the drawings on my fridge, my daughters must not exist because some of their paintings and some of their drawings got ripped up. Therefore my daughter doesn't exist because maybe one of my other children ripped up her drawings or maybe she has some fragmented drawings, maybe she got halfway through some of those drawings or maybe she got distracted in between. But whatever the case, not all of her drawings are complete or some of them got thrown into the fire or burnt or the dog ripped them up. So does it prove that my daughter doesn't exist because some of her drawings or some of her artwork got destroyed? Of course not. And in this world that God set into motion, sin has also entered this world because God allowed human beings to have free will. And as soon as you allow for free will and you don't make humans like robots to be forced to choose good, then they can choose evil. Even Lucifer or Satan, the devil, had a free will and he chose evil over good. As soon as he chose evil, he got thrown out of heaven, he perverted the world and now we have sin that runs rampant because people choose to live evil rather than choose to be good. But because evil exists or because fragments of God's creation or broken down creation exists does not prove by any means that God doesn't exist. So don't listen to atheists or scientists who try to say God doesn't exist because sin exists or because people get cancer or they get sick or they get in an accident. Obviously someone could be an artist and create a thousand or a million paintings and they could all be burned up in the fire and that does not prove that Michelangelo doesn't exist because some of his paintings got burned. We would all follow the logic, he made these paintings, they were beautiful, but then some people burned his paintings.

 So if you follow logic and truth and science through, it displays the glory of God. It comes back to there is a creator, there is a God that loves us and He created us with purpose and design, the ability to have cognitive recognition of things in the world, He gave us the ability to perceive right from wrong. And so how do these things exist if something less intellectual created us? It's an improbability if you follow and believe in science. It seems there are a lot of people that are very educated but because they're trying to eliminate God from the equation, they become extremely foolish. They think that they can have science without God, they will pit science and truth against God as if God has nothing to do with truth or science and they totally deceive themselves.

 You were not created by a mistake, you were not created from just some clay by nature, but you were created from the dust by God's hand. He created Adam and Eve, He took Eve from the side of Adam and He created both Adam and Eve, male and female, and He created people and animals and everything to produce after their own kind. He created marriage for human beings, He created us to have families and these families should demonstrate love and what it means to be connected to one another and to God. Satan is trying to destroy truth, he's trying to destroy families, he's trying to destroy what science really is pointing to and the way he does this is by saying things like all nature just created itself, nature always existed, it just so happened, don't worry about logic, you can be homosexual, you're born gay. As soon as people believe that by nature they were born homosexual or you can be homosexual, they're totally against God because they're fruitless. God created us to bear good fruit, He created us to be part of a family unit and to have children, to raise our family for the Lord, all to demonstrate His love.

But what Satan has done when he has come down to earth and stepped in, he said children are worthless, old people are worthless, marriage is worthless, just believe in lust and love, a false kind of love of course, and don't worry about having kids. Homosexuality and all these agendas that are being pushed on children are totally anti-human, they're anti-Christ, they're anti-God. And if you followed this false logic all the way through, humanity would cease to exist. If everyone was homosexual, there would not be any more humans, all humans would go extinct because no one would be having babies, no one would be raising children, no one would be loving children. Satan hates children, he hates heterosexuals, he hates marriage, he hates you. The ultimate goal of these devils is to bring you to hell. Satan has already been kicked out of heaven, so he's looking for lies to be able to take all humanity to hell. That could be by convincing you that you're gay, so that then you're not productive, that could be by convincing you you need to go out and murder or commit suicide so that then your soul goes straight to hell, by convincing you that your life doesn't matter so that then you're fruitless, whatever the case is, Satan wants to take your soul to hell. He wants to convince you that this life doesn't matter. He wants to convince you that you are God and that if you just serve yourself, then you will be content and happy.

But the truth is, God created all people, He created us as gods. What do I mean by that? The scripture says we are gods, even Jesus said that, you are gods. He created us in His image, not that we are God the father, but we are created in the image of God, so in essence, we are gods. We're created three in one as God is, we have a mind, we have a spirit and a soul, so we have physicality, we're physical but we're also spiritual. And that three in one that God designed us as is in God's image and because we're in this image of God, we're not like the animals, we're not just created by chance, but this is by design and it's to give God glory.

So when I think about nature and everything God created, if you think truthfully, if you think basically what science displays, all of this is not separated from God, it's not two separate things, but God created the laws of science, He created physics, He created gravity, He created human beings with spirituality and physicality and all of this goes back to displaying the glory of God and His love. The ultimate reason God created you and me and nature and all of these things is for love. He wants you to love Him not out of obligation but because you see all the evidence and instead of believing the devil, you choose good over evil, you choose light over darkness.

 There's some people that say, well why would men, why would we ever choose evil if God is good? If God is good and God chose us to live in this world, how could people even choose evil? Well as soon as you create free will and you say that I give people the ability to choose good or evil so that they can demonstrate choosing good over evil, you allow the possibility for people to hate you, to not love you out of force or obligation but to love you out of choice which means they have the opposite choice, they have the choice to hate, they have the choice to do evil, you have the choice to pick which kingdom you belong to. Do you belong to the kingdom of evolution, the kingdom of denying God exists, the kingdom of the world or do you belong to the kingdom of heaven. You can choose which one you believe in. So a lot of people just choose to believe God doesn't exist and God will not force them to believe otherwise. He's not going to debate with people, God's not going to force you to believe that He does exist because after all, God is not worried that people think He doesn't exist. God knows He exists, His creation knows that He exists but there are people that reject the truth of God and of course when they reject Him they make up whatever lies they can to try to soothe over their conscience, make them believe that hell doesn't exist, they don't need to fear God, they don't need to believe in God, just believe in evolution, believe in Darwinism. and the more you convince yourself of a lie, the more you can accept new lies and just believe that everything happened by chance.

But I'm here to point out the truth, that Jesus is real, hell is real, demons are real, God is real, all these things are real, both the physical world is real and the spiritual world is real and the closer you get to truth the more you will know Jesus Christ. Jesus said that He is the way, the truth and the life and He said that those who hear truth hear His voice. The problem why so many scientists and Christians don't know the truth even though they've known the Bible is they don't ever come into a relationship with Jesus, they think it's impossible, they've turned away from God long ago because they've loved their self, they've loved lies more than the truth, they've loved homosexuality, they've loved perversion, they've loved the things of the world but they haven't ever been in love with the truth.

Everyone in the end will find what they're looking for. If you're looking for a lie, if you're looking to serve yourself, you will find that. But if you are really looking for truth, in the end you will find truth no matter what religion you are, no matter what nationality. Everyone will find in the end what their heart truly desires and some people, they will never ever find truth even though they're scientists, they study biology or all the things of the earth they study but they never come to the truth because they're never looking for the truth. They're not looking for Jesus, they're just looking for a way to justify their own paradigm. They're looking for a way to justify themselves being god. God will let you think that you're God if you want to reject Him. He won't change your mind about that. But if you do want to come to the reality of the truth and follow logic through and follow science through, that things do go from order to disorder and something more intelligent had to create you, if you follow this logic through because you actually love truth, you will come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ because He is the truth and the closer you get to the truth, the more you will know about your Father in heaven.

You weren't created by chance, humans weren't created by chance, we were created by a God who loves us, who cares for us and now wants to redeem us if we will put our faith in Him. We know that Jesus lived about 2,000 years ago, He died on the cross, He resurrected, there is evidence for that. We know in the validity of the scriptures, the New Testament, these writings that we have are quite amazing guys because these are testimonies of early apostles that actually walked with Jesus, they were Jewish people that wrote down very meticulously the things that Jesus said, we have the synoptic gospels that show from different points of view what Jesus said and they're very accurate. People like to debate over the accuracy of the Bible to try to disprove God, they love to jump off on the tangent of semantics, they love that but they don't want to just take the Bible by what it says or the words of Jesus by what it says. If you really love someone and they wrote you a note, for example, you're in love with your girlfriend or your wife and you wrote them a note and let's say you wrote that note and you accidentally spelt a word wrong, would your lover, would your wife or your girlfriend just say, well I think that means that they don't love me because they forgot the E on the or they forgot a period. You're not going to be thinking about that at all if you really love this person, you're going to know that that note was out of love and you'll get the gist of what it means.

If you really don't like someone, you're going to nitpick them, you're going to say you left out a period here, you didn't quote it right, you're going to pick out anything you can to try to disprove that person's loyalty. And that is happening with the Bible today. There are people that say, the Bibles are so many different versions and they change so much that we can't trust the Bible. These are people that don't love God, they don't want to believe in Jesus, so they take the synoptic Gospels and they find deviations that are between Matthew and Luke or John and they say, well how can it say this many years here, Jesus was 30 years here or 33 years, they find these little deviations that they believe are proof of lies in the Bible and then they say, well we can't believe any of it because there's differences here. Guys, if you have love for someone, those little differences are not going to matter, but if you do want to cross examine someone, if you hate them, then those things will be something that you will point out because you don't like that person.

Now, obviously with the Scriptures, God is perfect, His spirit is perfect, but humans are imperfect and throughout the Scriptures you can find inconsistencies. Some of them can be justified, but other of them cannot be justified. And so if you compare even a King James Version to one of the original manuscripts, you can find deviations or words that aren't right or punctuation errors. Now why is that? There are some people that say, solo scriptura and that the Bible is perfect and all these things. Basically they're just living a false dream, guys. As soon as God used humans to carry out His work, there were errors. But that doesn't mean those errors are deteriorating from God's love for us or the gist of the message that he's getting across. Of course from translation to translation there's going to be errors. Men make errors. I have maybe, I don't know, a couple thousand videos on YouTube and as much as I can, I try to accurately portray whatever I'm saying about God. But if you go back through my videos, I guarantee you, you're going to find probably thousands of spelling errors because I'm human and I make mistakes. You will find me slur my speech or you will find me say something that I didn't mean to say. I may have reported something inaccurately, but that doesn't mean that I'm trying to lie to you or point you towards the devil. I want people to come to Jesus. And likewise, the people that were the early apostles and the early disciples, the reason why they took up the missionary work of writing down the Bible and telling people about God, the reason why they took that work upon themselves, like for example Luke the physician, he took up the pen and wrote because he wanted people like you to put their faith in Jesus. He never wanted you to think, man, Luke is perfect. He has perfect pen strokes. This guy never makes a spelling error. No, he didn't want us to worship his writing. He simply wanted to portray that Jesus was who He said He was. He died on the cross. He resurrected. He raised from the dead on the third day. He paid for our sins with His blood, the atonement. These are the things that someone like Luke and John wanted to portray to us. But never was Luke thinking, I want people to idolize my work and know that I wrote every pen stroke perfectly and I wrote it so perfectly that I want them to believe that it happened by the hand of an angel. No, obviously Luke was a man and the way he interprets things and writes it down is going to be from the perspective or the gospel of Luke. The same with the gospel of John or the brother of Jesus, James. These guys wrote down from the best of their perspective the same way that I write down the things God tells me, the best of my perspective. But each of these gospels that we have in the scripture are the gospel of Luke or the gospel according to Luke or according to John. I have the gospel according to me. So the message that the gospel that Jesus speaks to me, His gospel message or His truth, the Lord speaks that to me and then I try with all of my might and the best of my ability to portray that to you, that you might believe. Does that mean I'm perfect and that I never make a spelling error? Of course not. We are all human.

 So one big issue that I see in the Christian church is they're trying to idolize the Bible. They're trying to idolize men. They're making men into superhumans, but they're not worshipping Jesus at that point. They're worshipping the pin strokes of men and we really have to get away from these false doctrines that the Bible is inerrant, that it's perfect, that there's no spelling errors. I mean, which version is perfect, guys? We don't have any of the original manuscripts. However, there is enough accuracy there to lead you to Jesus if you love Him. If you hate God, you're going to dwell on all the errors. But if you love the Lord, you're going to realize that God loves you, that all of these original prophets of God, they love the truth and they wanted to display the truth. And all of these small textual deviations are very small, minuscule things that you don't need to worry about. In fact, if you want to clear this up in your mind a little bit, we have found manuscripts, for example, of Isaiah 53 from Dead Sea Scrolls and some that were even found more recently. And it's every single chapter of Isaiah. And we compared that to, say, our English translation of Isaiah that we have printed in 2019 or whatever, and the amount of deviations between these old, old manuscripts and what we have today is almost 100% accurate. It's so precise, guys, that, for example, Isaiah 53, that that should lead you to Jesus Christ. That a scribe somewhere left out a little period somewhere only will throw those people off that hate God and want an argument. But if you know that God is love and He cares for you, this amount of accuracy should only point you to the Lord going, man, these men that recorded these truths from God, even though they were just men, they really put their heart and soul into translating these scriptures so that I could see the love and the truth of God. And that should attract you to the Creator. If it doesn't, then obviously you hate God and you want to be your own God, which is the case with most people.

Most people, they want to idolize, make an idol out of science, an idol out of themselves, an idol out of their Bible, an idol out of church, an idol out of religion. They love idolatry, but they hate Jesus Christ. They hate the truth. We live in a world today that is extremely demonized. They love their demons. They justify their demons. They love playing violent video games. Grand Theft Auto to name one. Kids are being raised looking at pornography, practicing murder. And it's no wonder we have kids these days that will literally murder their parents or murder you, not because they hate you, but they just want to feel what it's like to have blood on their hands. They literally will kill just because they wonder what it's like to kill someone. That is due to conditioning. Demons are entering them. Demons are entering the youth. Demons are in the school. I was appalled, guys, when I was working for Boys and Girls Club. And at the Boys and Girls Club, there were computer games that the kids were evidently allowed to play that were games that were torturing people. It was just games on the Internet that they could pull up and play. And these high schoolers would play this game. And I looked up and it was called something like Torment a Jew. And they literally the theme was you capture a Jewish person and you torture that Jew. Now, if this is not evil, I don't know what is. But that was being allowed at the Boys and Girls Club, people playing these violent video games. Also, not that I've not that I play video games, guys, but there are some very wicked video games out there that, you know, you guys know more than I do, but you're allowed to to rape people, kill some of the new Grand Theft Auto games. I hear you're even allowed to. You know, there will be kids in it. So you're going to be allowed to kill, kill kids. Every kind of evil thought that you could think of is in those video games. And youth are practicing murder. They're practicing, you know, perverted sexuality. Satan is getting in the minds of the youth from very, very young. And that is a very sad thing because people are being turned against the truth. They're being turned against logic. They're being turned against themselves so that they no longer have any salvation.

Now they believe in a perverted science that says they came out of nothing. They believe that they're gay. They believe that they're transgender, homosexual. I don't know. Satan has made them believe in a lie rather than the truth. I want to speak to something here for a minute that that may be slightly off topic, but I think it's worth addressing right now as far as speaking about homosexuality. There are some people that believe that homosexuals are born gay. They do. They believe that they were born homosexual. And there are some Christians that believe that it happens in an event in their life. And they're very dogmatic about believing that no one is born gay. So I want to speak to that for a moment in case you have wondered about this. And I want to bring it first down to maybe you have children. When did your child tell the first lie? And maybe you will say, I remember my daughter telling a lie when she was one years old. Now, was she born a liar or did you have to teach her how to lie? Now, if you can answer that question, honestly, it may shed a little bit of light on if someone was born homosexual or if they became homosexual.

Now, I think as far as I have watched my children grow and I have four children between the ages of nine and four. So from what I have seen with children growing up, evil enters them from a very young age. Rebellion enters within a very young age and they don't have to learn this from you or the media. It's already there, guys. You don't have to train a six month old or an eight month old or a 12 year old to be a liar. They will know how to do that innately by nature. And so it seems reasonable to me that someone could be born with the ability just to be a good liar and also just to have the feeling that they are homosexual. Now, this will make a lot of Christians upset because they really were hoping that everyone that is gay or homosexual was maybe molested when they were eight and it turned them homosexual. What I would say to that is there are some of your children who did learn how to lie. They originally were pure when they were three, four years old. And then you as a parent or a friend was introduced into their family and they were a perpetual liar and they taught your child how to lie. But there's other cases where children just innately know how to lie and are perpetual liars from the time they are able to talk. So those lying children would tell you I was just born this way in the same way that a homosexual man would tell you I am born this way, regardless of what you think. If you were if you were born homosexual or if you became everyone out their own testimony with it. And I think I don't know, but I think that it could easily happen either way. And probably most cases a child was abused to become homosexual. However It is possible that someone could just be a liar or they could just from a very young age before they could comprehend. They already had feelings that were deviant from heterosexuality. So that being true.

Jesus never said. Be who you were when you were born. He didn't say that, did He? Jesus didn't say if you were born a liar, that's OK, because that's how I created you. Jesus didn't say that, did he? What did Jesus say? He said, you must be born again. So even if you were born a liar, if you were born homosexual, no matter how you were born, you have to be born again. And that is the crux of it. You have to be born two times. You have to be born of water from your mother. You have to be born into this world. But then you have to be born a second time, born of the Spirit. And when you're born of the Spirit, the Holy Spirit enters you. He regenerates you. He purges you of your old thoughts, your old doctrine, your own, your own, your old self lies. The lies about who you are and who you're going to become. He purges you of all of that. And once you're purged and clean, then you are drossed and purged to become His child. You start putting on these new clean robes. You prepare yourself for the marriage supper of the lamb. And so, this argument doesn't matter. It's just a huge distraction for Christians to try to argue that you were born gay or you weren't born gay. Or you're, you know, at some point you must have been raped. It doesn't matter because Jesus said, you know, no matter how you were born, you must be born again. And we see this throughout the scripture. We have to be born again. We have to have a new mind. We have to worship God with our new mind and our new tongue. And unless you are born again, you cannot enter the kingdom of God. You can be a homosexual Christian, but you won't enter the kingdom of God. You can be a lying Christian, but you won't enter the kingdom of God. If you want to enter His kingdom, you have to be born again. You're born of water, and then you have to be born of the spirit.

And this is very important and a huge reason why our culture, scientists, even Christians, can't perceive God, they can't understand the truth or science or anything, is they haven't been born again. They don't have their new tongue. They don't have that new spirit of God inside them. All they have is their old self. So, anyways, I'm running out of time here, guys, but I want to pray for anyone who does want to know the truth and come out from these demons in the world, because that's what they are. They're demons that are trying to convince people they're homosexual, that God doesn't exist. Just serve yourself. It's okay to be involved in drugs. It's okay to live life for yourself and not for God, because God doesn't exist anyway. These are all demons and doctrines of demons. So, if you want to come to the truth of Jesus, I want to pray for you and the true church right now.

“Lord Jesus, I pray for anyone who is out there today that wants to put their faith in you. I pray they may truly repent of their sins and come into the newness of life, that they would walk out of the old life of death that leads to hell and destruction, and that they would be set free and become part of your new covenant, Lord. I pray if there's someone listening today that wants to be set free, that you will unshackle them, that they can be free in your name, that you would purify them from unrighteousness, and that they would be born of spirit, that you would put your spirit in them, that they could be cleansed of all unrighteousness, and that they would enter into that covenant relationship with you, Lord, where you speak to them, you guide them, and that they can walk in the newness of life, covered by your blood. I pray people today will come to know that you died on the cross, you resurrected, and that your blood covers over their sins. I pray that they truly repent, that they come out of the evil lifestyle, and that you make them new women, new men, ready to walk the straight and narrow path into everlasting life. In your name I pray, Lord Jesus, Amen.”

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Is worshiping Jesus biblical?


Is Worshiping Jesus Biblical?

 Well, praise Jesus, I want to talk about this topic. Give me just a second here, guys. I'm going to get to a place where I have a bit better reception. Let's see here. I'm going to give this just a minute here to see if I'll have enough bandwidth. There’re some places where I can stream, and it works well and some are not as good. So we'll go up the hill. Let's go.

Hi everyone, I want to talk about this topic of should Christians worship Jesus, because on and off you'll hear Christians say, you know, Jesus is the Son of God and we don't worship the Son, we just worship the Father. Anyone who says this is extremely ignorant. They obviously don't know the scriptures and they definitely don't know Jesus because if they did know Jesus, they would know that He's worthy of worship. And if they knew the scriptures, they would know that the scriptures bear witness of the worship of Jesus Christ and that it is not idolatry. Jesus is not just a man, even though He's the Son of Man, but the Son of God is God. And I want to show you this from the scriptures.

First off, though, I want to, yeah, most of the people that deny that Jesus is the Son of God or God or that He should be worshipped are Jehovah's Witnesses. I've run into quite a few of those guys and they definitely deny that Jesus is worthy to be worshipped. But Christians are also doing it, even Baptists. When I was in the Baptist church, guys, there would be pastors who would say and believe that we shouldn't pray to Jesus, that Jesus can't hear our prayers. They would say Jesus is not worthy to be worshipped. He just came to show us the right way. In college, they'd spread that kind of nonsense also. But I want to show you from the scriptures today how Jesus was worshipped. But first, before we start, I want to read one of the false proof texts that the Jehovah's Witnesses use to try to show that Jesus shouldn't be worshipped. And it's all mixed up, obviously. But this is found in Revelation, chapter 22. And what they say is that Jesus said, don't worship me, but worship God the Father. And basically, they put a few of Jesus' words together with a poor translation to get this. But this is found in Revelation chapter 22. It's in verse 6-11. I'm going to read it right now.

It says, Then he said to me, “These words are faithful and true.” And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place.

Now, let me back up for a minute. This is John on Patmos. This is the revelation of Jesus Christ in the book of Revelation. And throughout this book, an angel has been speaking to John in this revelation. This angel, over and over again, says that he is not Jesus. And again, this angel here will say that he's not Jesus. But because some of Jesus' words are in this chapter, then they correlate the words of Jesus as being this angel. So look what it says, Verse 6, Then he said to me, “These words are faithful and true.” And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place. 7 “Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

 So you could say that that is Jesus speaking there. But then verse 8, Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. So people assume that this angel in verse 8 is the same person who spoke the words in verse 7, which was Jesus. And then they say, verse 9, (is Jesus saying don't worship Him?) Then he said to me, “See that you do not do that(, meaning fall down in worship). For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.” 10And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand. 11He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.” So you basically see this angel speaking to John, some of the words of Jesus there. And then you see people who are trying to make Jesus seem like He is just a man, say, look, Jesus Himself said, don't worship me, worship the Father. So you can see how they can come to that conclusion.

I want to point out a few things though that are enlightening. One thing about this is this same angel uses these things throughout Revelation here. So I want you to compare with me what this angel says in chapter 22 compared to Revelation 19 verse 10. So if you go back to Revelation 19 verse 10, it says, And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus, worship God, for the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy.” Obviously, these words are exactly the same as we just read in Revelation 22. This fellow says it in the same way. But then you see clearly that whoever this fellow is cannot be Jesus. Because why would Jesus say that He is the brethren and that He has the testimony of Jesus? So clearly this is an angel. It is the angelic messenger speaking to John when he says “I am your fellow servant and of your brethren”. Whoever this was, was most likely originally a person because he was part of the brethren.

Another Christian, another disciple that died, someone that he sees in this revelation. And then he just says, you know, we're the ones that have the testimony of Jesus Christ. I have the testimony of Jesus Christ. You have a testimony for Jesus Christ if you are with the Lord. But that doesn't mean we are Jesus. And obviously this angel is not Jesus. You also see the same thing in... Let's see here. Okay, so these examples here basically just show that we should not be bowing down to men. But we bow down to God. Now there are some people that say that, for example, doubting Thomas when he bowed down to Jesus and he said, you know, my Lord and my God. Because I believe that to be a very wonderful text that displays that we can worship Jesus. But they will say, well, he wasn't falling down and worshipping Jesus. And if he was, he was just misled. And Thomas was just saying “my Lord and my God”, meaning, you know, how powerful is God in heaven that He would raise His son from the dead. So they try to basically smudge the truth in all of this, guys. They will even say that when the wise men came to worship Jesus that the word “worship” is a different word. It doesn't really mean worship. But all throughout the scriptures, guys, from the time Jesus was a baby, even talking about Jesus in the Old Testament, you have people that came to worship Jesus Christ or talked about the worship. And if you think all of these people were just misled or it was a poor translation, I want to open your eyes to the truth of this, that these men were not just misled. The people that bowed down and worshipped Jesus or worshipped Jesus when he was a baby, like the wise men, for example, they were not just misled. And, you know, once they get to heaven, they will be correct.

And if you don't believe me, I want you to look with me at Revelation chapter 5, because it shows what happens in heaven with the worship of Jesus. So this is found in Revelation chapter 5. I'm just going to start at the beginning here. It says, 1And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?” 3And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it. 4So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it. 5But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.”

If you know anything about prophecy and the prophets and the lineage of Jesus, you know that when it's saying the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, you know prophetically this is speaking about no other than the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ. So we're not talking about God the Father here. We're not talking about some other prophet. We're talking specifically about Jesus Christ, the Son of God. So look with me at chapter 5 verse 6. 6And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. 7Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne. 8Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb.

So they fell down to worship the Lamb. They fell down to worship Jesus. And by the way, this is not happening on earth, but this is happening in heaven. So this is being ordained and approved in heaven, not just on earth by men.

So they're each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9And they sang a new song, saying:

“You are worthy to take the scroll,

And to open its seals;

For You were slain,

And have redeemed us to God by Your blood.

Obviously only Jesus did that. Jesus only redeemed us by His blood on the cross. He resurrected from the dead.

 Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,

10And have made us kings and priests to our God;

And we shall reign on the earth.”

11Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, 12saying with a loud voice:

“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain

To receive power and riches and wisdom,

And strength and honor and glory and blessing!”

This is the worship of God, guys. This is the worship of the Lamb, Jesus Christ. Only the ignorant would say you worship Jesus. Then listen to this13And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying:

“Blessing and honor and glory and power

Be to Him who sits on the throne,

And to the Lamb, forever and ever!”

14Then the four living creatures said, “Amen!” And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped Him who lives forever and ever.

 This is Jesus Christ, and you see all heaven and all earth, all creatures, worshipping Jesus Christ. You have this in the scriptures. This is throughout the scriptures. This is not just misled men, guys, who are on earth worshipping the baby Jesus or Jesus when he's 30 years old. This is found throughout the Scriptures. The prophets worshipped Jesus. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob worshipped Jesus. David worshipped Jesus. The Psalms were recorded and written about Jesus. Isaiah 53 is about Jesus Christ. Don't believe any liars that tell you can't pray to Jesus, that you don't worship him. Obviously, they don't know the scriptures, and obviously, they have never met Jesus Christ. Don't listen to these heretics. If you want life, there is only one name that is given that can save you from your sins, pull you up from the grave and restore you to God, and that is our high priest who is in heaven. This is the Lamb of God who shed his blood for you. His name is Jesus Christ.

Will you worship Him? Will you praise Him? And will you allow Him to save you from your sins? Yeah, guys, if the signal was too bad, I can make this message again. I can review it to see where the signal was too poor. But if the message is breaking up a lot, obviously, we can make it again. But if the message is breaking up a lot, obviously, we can make it again. But if the message is breaking up a lot, obviously, we can make it again. But let me pray for those of you who want prayer, and for those that do want to worship the Lord. “Lord Jesus, I pray for the body of Christ in your name, that people can come out of sin, that they would come out of deception, like the deception that is in the churches today. People that don't know you, Lord, I pray that people can truly repent and come into your light, and worship you, and obey you, and know you, Lord Jesus, as the one true living God. I pray for my brothers and sisters in the Lord, that they would be filled with the glory of God, and that you would shine through them, and there would be no more room left in them for the works of the devil, but that they would say what pleases you all the time, that they would be thinking about you, that they would be filled with your Holy Spirit, Lord. I pray this in your name, Jesus. Amen.”

Friday, January 5, 2024

The sword of the Spirit isn't the Bible

The Sword of the Spirit isn't the Bible

Well, praise Jesus today brothers and sisters in the Lord. I speak about this topic because there's a lot of Christians deceived by churches and by pastors who have manipulated the so-called word of God. Satan did the same thing in the scripture when he was trying to tempt Jesus, he quoted scripture to Jesus, and then Jesus quoted scripture back, and He resisted Satan. But a lot of Christians will say that the Bible itself is the infallible word of God and that this version here the King James version is the infallible word of God in English. And they're very deceived into saying this because when they read the scriptures, they read it in the light of their own church doctrines which are made by man not the Spirit of life. I want to point this out to you because it's very important that you get to know the word of God, and that you get to know who He really is as opposed to getting to know academically things about the Bible.

Now we know from the scriptures that there were a lot of people that were very academic. The Pharisees, for example, Saul before he had his conversion, and these people even though they knew the Bible or the supposed word of God, they wanted to murder Jesus. So just because they knew the word of God did not mean that they knew Jesus. Now the point I'm making here is that Jesus Himself is the word of God not the Bible. And I want to show you that from the scriptures because so many churches try to make the Bible itself the infallible word of God because they are like Satan who is trying to quote scripture to Jesus in order to tempt Him, in order to cause Him to sin, in order to lie. And they know that they can't deceive Jesus Himself, Satan thought he could, but these people, they know they can't deceive Jesus, but they think they can deceive you. And so they will quote the Bible to you calling it the infallible word of God. And they will try with all of their might to deceive you so that you will be under their Authority, so that you're paying your tithe to them, so that you're under their seat, that they are your teachers.

 Well, I want to show you today what the word of God really is and we're going to start in Ephesians chapter 6, where the Apostle Paul speaks about the full armour of God. So this starts in verse 12, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

 Number one, we see here that the sword of the spirit is the Spirit. It's not the Bible, the spirit is of the Spirit. The second thing you see is the word of God. So what is the word of God? Is it the NIV? Is it a KJV? Is it a 1611? What is that? So we're going to look to see what the word of God is. We're going to look at that in Hebrews chapter 4 which by the way is also another proof text that the church uses that they manipulate to say that the Bible is the word of God. But we're going to look at what the text says in Hebrews chap 4. I'm starting in verse 12, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword”. So the Bible is not just or the scriptures or whatever we're talking about here, it's not just like an average sword. But it is that whatever that is, so it's “piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow”. So this can make divisions that man cannot make, so what are we talking about? It is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. So does any book just discern our thoughts, our mind, divide soul from marrow, do things that men can't do?

And then we get to verse 13 and this starts to reveal what the word of God is. What version is this? It says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight”. So now are we calling the Bible a “he”? Or are we just personifying the Bible? What are we talking about, guys? So there's no creature hidden in His sight. So is there no creature hidden in the sight of the King James version? Is that what we're talking about? “But all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do”. So, who do we have to hold an account for when we die and when we stand before God? Is the Bible there? Are we standing before the Bible? Or are we standing before the King of Kings and Lord of Lords? So let's see verse 14, “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.”

Oh man, so Jesus is the word of God if you want to know what the word of God is, it is not the King James version, it's not an NIV, it's not an NASB, it's not whatever version you have, it's not a Geneva Bible, it's not a 1611, the word of God to the fear of the American church, is Jesus Christ. How could this be no one wants the word of God to be Jesus? They'd rather it be their Bibles, they'd rather bow to the Bible and worship the Bible and pray to the Bible, they'd rather the Bible be the discerner of their thoughts, they'd rather be judged by the Bible. Why? Because they can manipulate the Bible like Satan their father. These guys are deceiving you if you're putting your faith in the American church and the apostate church and the Babylon whore. They will deceive you because they can manipulate the scriptures. That's what Satan did to Jesus. He tried to tempt Jesus and get Jesus to sin.

If Satan was arrogant enough to think he could even make Jesus the Christ sin, he can certainly get you, and he will certainly try. And he will use the scriptures to do so. To date, the devil is in church, he's preaching behind the pulpit and he's using no other book than the Bible, probably King James version. And if you're calling the Bible the infallible word of God, and you believe that in your heart, then when you go and you hear a preacher preaching from the King James version, you're bound to believe whatever he says. But Jesus didn't just believe whatever the devil said because he was quoting from the scripture, Jesus quoted scripture back to him. But Jesus resisted Satan by the power of God and that is what we have to do to overcome the devil.

We have to have the sword of the spirit, which is the Spirit that brings life. And these words or the word of God which is Jesus Christ Himself. His truth through His Holy Spirit has to be recorded on our heart. How do you do that? Do you do that just by meditation? Or what is the rubric here? How do you know someone has the true Holy Spirit versus an impostor? Do you do that just by getting a King James version? You know a lot of people say that, well, the rule is the Bible. But that can't be true. Because a lot of people have tried to square up Jesus to the Bible and found Him to be a heretic like the Pharisees, like Saul before his conversion. The key here is getting to know Jesus in the core of your being.

You can be fooled but God is not a fool. He will never be fooled, and He knows who His children are. It all hinges on your heart. Is your heart in deception? Do you want to be deceived or do you want to know the truth? Jesus said those that hear truth hear His voice. If you are of the truth, you will hear Jesus's voice and His word, the word of God will be recorded on your heart. He will be in you and working through you. He will not be made manifest to the world, but He will be made manifest to His children. That even confused the disciples. They said, “How is this possible, Lord? How will you be made known to us but not the world?” The world won't understand it. But those who put their faith in Jesus with a contrite heart, they’ve truly repented of their sins, He will make known His Spirit to you, where you know that you know the word of God is recorded on your heart.

People when they die, the moment that they die and they stand before God, they know that they know their standing before God, they don't think maybe this is the devil, maybe this is some president that's trying to deceive me. They automatically know their creator because it is God who created you, your soul, He's the one that knows how to divide soul from marrow. He knows how to communicate with His creation. He knows how to communicate with you. Jesus Christ Himself is the word of God. He has the words of life; He is forever and ever. He is the discerner of your thoughts. He created everything that is visible and invisible. The Bible is not the discerner of thoughts. The Bible is not ever existing. Jesus Christ is ever existing. He is the Alpha, the Omega, the beginning and the end. The Bible testifies of this that Jesus Christ is the word of God. All throughout the scriptures we see this including John 1 “In the beginning was the word. The word was with God, and the Word was God.”

Jesus Christ the son of God is the word not the Bible. Don't let Satan deceive you. Don't let the lying lips of the pastors behind the pulpit deceive you. They want to manipulate the Bible to make you think that you can continue to sin, that you have to be part of their Harlot system, that you can't truly repent, that you will always be addicted to things and that you can't be set free by Jesus Christ. But there is great hope in the word of God, there is great hope in the Lord Jesus if you put your faith in Him. He will raise you up from the grave. He will give you a heart that beats. He will teach you, He will lead you, He will become your one and only teacher. You won't bow to the devil. You won't bow down to lies. You will know the truth in your heart and the Truth will make you free. May the grace of Jesus be with you.