Friday, May 15, 2015

What is Truly Good?














The Bible defines "good" or “good works” as that which has ETERNAL weight and is worked out from a position RIGHTEOUSNESS and Divine justification according to the ETERNAL absolutes of time and ETERNITY (Psalm 16:2, 34:14, Matt. 6:33, Luke 6:43, John 6:28, Acts 10:38, Rom. 10:2-4, Gal. 2:20-21, 1 Cor. 3:10-15, James 1:17, 3 John 1:10-11, Rev. 14:13). It is true that fallen humanity can do humanly good in time based on the moral laws which were instilled into the creation by Almighty God (Gen. 1:31, Matt. 7:11) but apart from possessing Almighty God’s redemption and RIGHTEOUSNESS which is found in Jesus Christ it will have no EVERLASTING value (Matt. 7:21-23, Luke 8:15, John 3:16-17, 36, 1 John 2:15-17). These works are called dead works (Matt. 7:21-23, Heb. 6:1, 9:14, James 2:17, Rev. 20:11-15).

That which is God’s good will endure FOREVER, for it is established in the RIGHTEOUS Person of Almighty God the Son.

That which is God’s good will endure FOREVER, for it is established in the RIGHTEOUS Person of Almighty God the Son (Psalms 107:1, 1 John 2:15-17) and the one who possesses Almighty God’s good will be able to do TRUE good, for his work, if labored rightly will abide FOREVER (Dan. 12:3, Matt. 25:31-39, John 14:12, 1 Cor. 3:11-15).

Now my dear friends now go forth and do good unto the Lord's glory (Eph. 5:16-17)!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Since 1962 - It’s Been Exponential!

Many Americans today look out the windows of their self-centered, narcissistic lives and say, “How did we get to this point in our country?” To ask the question is to answer it. Because of our day’s stormy and dreary moral and social climate, people begin to look for scapegoats for all their ills. They rarely start by looking in the mirror.

Americans today - more so than at any other time - are mostly oblivious and ignorant of history and the changing philosophies of what brought us to this point. They are stuck in the mire of today’s social climate and cannot see past it. It is difficult to see when immersed in a rapidly decaying cultural environment.

Many events have set the stage for the decadent social conditions that now confront us. A step backward is needed to “put all the pieces” on the table for objectively analyzing and observing such trends and influences on American culture and society.

When America began to abandon its Judeo-Christian values by forsaking Holy Scripture truth and the Person of Almighty God, our nation’s foundation began to fracture while the poisonous waters of godless influences subtly leaked into and permeated our culture.

When America began to abandon its Judeo-Christian values by forsaking Holy Scripture truth and the Person of Almighty God, our nation’s foundation began to fracture while the poisonous waters of godless influences subtly leaked into and permeated our culture. This slow and steady tide began to turn into a steady intensifying river, which opened wide the doors to the secular liberal and progressive ideologies and trends of the 1870’s, the promotion of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, Marxist Ideals, the “Roaring 20’s”, Eugenics, Freudian psychology, The Scopes trials, Secular Rationalism, etc.

The new technologies of those days - radio, picture shows/ movies, television, press publications, etc. - were used to promote secular ideologies as never before possible. The underlying current of secularism quickly flooded our Judeo-Christian based culture. It was left for the Baby Boomer generation - the most pampered, spoiled and narcissistic generation of Americans - to open wide the door for the societal chaos and anarchy of the 1960’s to follow.

The new technologies of those days - radio, picture shows/ movies, television, press publications, etc. - were used to promote secular ideologies as never before possible.

By 1962, the time and day was ripe for Lucifer, i.e., Satan (Luke 4:5-6; Eph.2:1-3) to bring about the greatest coup in the brief 350 year history of America: the removal of Prayer and Almighty God from our public schools. This single act has unleashed such a catastrophic tsunami of immorality, vice, disease, poverty, and many other societal ills, that our nation has never recovered from it - nor will it ever. We have reaped the whirlwind from the 60’s and are now living in the wake of its horrific aftermath.

On June 25, 1962, the Supreme Court first struck down school prayer by prohibiting students from using this simple invocation:” Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee and beg Thy blessing upon us, our parents, our teachers, and our Country.” Following this case, the Court began methodically expelling other religious (Judeo-Christian) principles; the effects have been evident (quoted from David Barton, Wallbuilder Ministries)

With the removal of prayer, healthy moral boundaries and laws, personal accountability, and the healthy fear (reverence) of Almighty God, our nation’s foundations have been disintegrating right before our eyes. Look at the demographics (graphs) of the vices and their consequences since 1962. It has been exponential!

Since this pivotal year of 1962, we have seen in American culture an exponential increase in godlessness: abortions, unwed teen and adult pregnancies, STD’s, adultery, rape, lewdness, divorce, crime, violence/ domestic violence, theft, murder, gang violence, the disintegrating family unit, the increase and acceptance of sodomy (homosexuality), heterosexual immorality, rape, acceptance and promotion of all vices, total decadence in music and fashion, alcoholism, drug use and addiction, sex addiction, Anti-Semitism, anti-Bible bias, anti-Christian bias, acultic spiritualism, demonic activity, apathy, callousness, promotion of pornography, narcissism, a decline in education on all levels, promotion of leftist ideals, social programs, growth of government and increase in bureaucratic laws (socialism), technological advances for promoting all kinds of vices and immorality, and I can go on and on!

When moral boundaries and the natural laws of Nature’s Creator are cast aside and scoffed at, demonized as intrusive and intolerant, what can hold back the tsunami of the unbridled passions of man that must follow? (Isaiah 5:20)

God’s Word speaks about the conditions of humanity just before Christ would come to earth and establish His Kingdom reign for a thousand years.

"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." (2 Tim. 3:1-7)

"Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity (lawlessness) doth already work: only he (The Holy Spirit) who now letteth will let (restrain), until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked (Anti-Christ) be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." (2 Thess. 2:5-12)

The abandonment of sound morals and natural laws and disowning a right relationship to one’s Creator Almighty God, has created the very social environment we find ourselves living in today. Right here in America we are reaping the very consequences which God’s Word and our Founding Fathers had warned us about (Gal 6:7-8). Almighty God said it would be!

Oh, that the scoffers of today would just believe God and His Word and turn to their Creator with a contrite and humble heart (Isaiah 48:18), but they will not, nor will they in the future (Rev. 16:9)! That is why there is coming an Anti-Christ and an all-out global war against God that climaxes at the battle of Armageddon! (Psalm 2, Rev. 19:11-21)

1962 was the year in America’s history when our nation - just like the Titanic - hit the iceberg of godlessness, and we’ve been taking in the “lifeless” waters of godless secularism ever since. We are at the verge of the collapse of a Judeo-Christian America. When this event comes to pass, the vacuum will be filled with a godless, secular, fascist government. The death of a democratic/ republican form of capitalist government is always ends with fascism! Always!

The death of a democratic/ republican form of capitalist government is always ends with fascism! Always!

At Christ’s second coming when He returns and destroys the global armies at Armageddon (Is. 24, Zechariah 14:1-4,12; Matt 25:31-32, Rev. 16:16, 19:19-21), He will also set up His Kingdom in righteousness (Dan 2:44-45, 7:13-14, Zech. 14:16-21). Those saved of the nations - after Armageddon judgement - will have the privilege of worshiping and honoring Him on His throne in Jerusalem for a thousand years (Is. 19:16-25, Zech. 14:16-21, Matt 25:31-46, Rev 7:9-14). His coming will set in motion the beginning of the exponential blessing of Almighty God on this earth (Isaiah 11:1-10, 14:7, 35:1-10, 65:16,25, Hab 2:14). These present evil days sound off as a mighty trumpet (shofar) blast warning all that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming soon to judge the wickedness of fallen man (2 Thess. 2:10-12, Rev 14:14-20)! Oh, the justice and righteousness of Almighty God in which all of God’s people can rejoice!

Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? He alone is the only sure “Life Raft” to deliver you from this sinking, godless world and God’s coming wrath (judgment) upon it (1 Thess. 1:9-10). My friend, stop putting off the reality of your desperate need for Christ's saving grace in your life and receive Him today (John 1:12)! You will never be the same (2 Cor. 5:17-21)!

In these days of godless exponentialism, may Almighty God give comfort to your hearts and strengthen you!

The Kingdom of heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

Related link - Safe Sin

Thanks to PeacebyJesus.com (Dan) for some statistics and info on this topic.


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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Fishers of Men

Soldiers of the Cross, Press Onward and Be Not Offended!
















For the servant (slave) of Christ (His soldier); all that he/she possesses is at the total disposal of Almighty God, to be used for His honor and glory here in time (Romans 12:1-5). Be not offended in what God wills, allows or uses in your life to further the Gospel message to a lost and dying world (Matt 11:6, Rom 8:28). Endure hardness as a good soldier (2 Tim 2:3-4). Some times the very thing in which we are seeking to preserve or save is to be on the chopping block and removed. Fret not my beloved, Almighty God is in absolute control!
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Be not offended in what God wills, allows or uses in your life to further the Gospel message to a lost and dying world.

Beware though, this is a cross road in many saints life’s where they look back and do not make it (Heb 10:38). They become a casualty and are ship wrecked in the faith. History is full of such. Guard your heart and be not deceived. There are many false saviors outside of the will of God for your temporal life that are nothing more than thieves and robbers. Remember Almighty God is absolutely faithful (1 Cor. 10:13).
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Lucifer our adversary would seek to sift us as wheat to see if our desire for God’s will is real in our lives (Luke 22:31, 1 Peter 5:8). Adversity opens the door for apostasy. Be careful not to be deceived - with or by - earthy mammon, privileges or prestige; Seeing this passing world only through the eternal eyes that Almighty God has equipped His dear children with when He saved us (1 Tim 6:6, 1 John 2:17).

Remember your current position in Christ at the right hand of Almighty God, blessed with all spiritual blessings!

Remember your current position in Christ at the right hand of Almighty God, blessed with all spiritual blessings; That we are but pilgrims and strangers here in time and that eternity is our home, not this little vapor called life (Eph 1:3, Col 3:1, Heb 11:13); Understanding time in its proper perspective, in light of our Heavenly calling is key (2 Cor. 5:19-20, Phil 3:14).
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Remembering that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).” Be Strong and of good courage, remembering that we already have the victory my beloved (1 Cor. 15:57, 1 John 5:4). Have faith in Almighty God and expect the unexpectable from Him for His glory and honor (Mark 10:27, 11:22, Eph 3:20-21). Give thanks to Almighty God in everything and rejoice in the Lord! (1 Thess. 5:18, Phil 4:4)
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Remembering His precious promises and the great reward for His faithful saints at His soon coming.
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"For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us" (2 Cor. 1:20).
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"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him" (1 Cor. 2:9).
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"Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing" (2 Tim 4:8)
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"And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever" (Rev 22:4-5).
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Beloved of God, ENDURE! To God be the glory! The Kingdom of Heaven is truly at Hand! Even so come Lord Jesus!
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DJP I.F.

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