Lines Drawn In The Sands

James 4:4 KJV “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”

There are lines being drawn in the sands
It’s clearer where everyone stands

Are you on God’s side or the Devil’s?
Are you loyal to Christ or to rebels?

The line’s being drawn in the sand
Whom do you fear, God or man?

Proverbs 29:25 KJV “The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.”

I remember a sister whom I’ve known for years telling me a dream she received from the Lord. In her dream the Lord was utterly destroying this world. Raging fires were devouring people. It was merciless and horrific. The sister asked the Lord in her dream why was He doing this. He responded with one word; “Adultery.”

That word (adultery) describes the wicked apostate churches of the world today, especially in America. The church leaders fear men more than they fear God. They’re more concerned about keeping their tax exempt status with the government than caring for the Lord’s flock. These church leaders are whores! All in the pew aren’t innocent either. They love being lied to and even pay the pastors to keep on lying to them. They have committed adultery against the Lord of hosts. And there will be a penalty to pay; no exemptions, no exceptions:

Jeremiah 23:1 KJV “Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord.”

Jeremiah 5:31 ISV “The prophets prophesy falsely, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way. But what will you do in the end?”

These lukewarm Pastors, Elders, Bishops, etcetera, are unwilling to speak the whole truth found in God’s word the Bible and are destroying the sheep. Have you ever wondered why there hasn’t been severe persecution happening to Christian churches in America like you hear about in other countries? Because Satan’s already got these churches through their apostate Preachers. They’re no threat to him. But all of that is about to change. The Bible says that judgment begins first with the household of God.

1 Peter 4:17-18 KJV “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? [18] And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?”

The great slaughter of the apostate church will be God’s doing. God is about to cleanse His temple. So many will betray and hate each other just as Jesus said.

Matthew 10:17-23 KJV “But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; [18] And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. [19] But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. [20] For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. [21] And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. [22] And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. [23] But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.”

Lines will be drawn in the sand just as they are now. Anyone who’s faith is not refined by fire like gold will be consumed.

The greedy, fearful, apostate church leaders are in for a big surprise. They’re gonna get the same treatment Israel got whenever she whored and ran after the nations for her security instead of trusting in God. God handed Israel over to her lovers, who turned on her and destroyed her.

Jeremiah 17:5 NLT “This is what the LORD says: “Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the LORD.”

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A Christian, What Does That Look LIke?

John 13:34-35 KJV “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. [35] By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”

All men will know that you are my disciples if you love one another Jesus says. That’s what a true Christian or disciple of Christ looks like: LOVE.

1 John 4:8 NIV “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

It is impossible to know God without living in love.

1 John 4:20-21 KJV “If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? [21] And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.”

This love goes deeper than just loving one’s brothers and sisters. It extends even to our enemies. Jesus says:

Matthew 5:43-48 NLT “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. [44] But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! [45] In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. [46] If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. [47] If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. [48] But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.”

Being perfect; loving even our enemies, is what a true Christian looks like. A true Christian is a true follower of Jesus Christ. Remember what Jesus said about his enemies after being tortured all night long, then hung on a cross?

Luke 23:34 NLT “Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.”

WOW!!! What love!

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 NLT “If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. [2] If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. [3] If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.”

Yes, even if people can speak in tongues, have all special knowledge, be able to explain all mysteries, have a faith that can move mountains, sacrifice their bodies and give all they have to the poor, but have not love they are nothing God says. Jesus was once asked:

Matthew 22:36-40 NLT “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” [37] Jesus replied, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ [38] This is the first and greatest commandment. [39] A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ [40] The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”

Jesus says LOVE for God first, then for our neighbors is the most important commandment. May we treat it as such. May we find this commandment to LOVE popping up more and more in our conversations with one another. May it be #1 on our hearts and minds. May we learn to not just look like true Christians but BE true Christians:

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NLT “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud [5] or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. [6] It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. [7] Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. [8] Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever!”

1 John 4:7-13 NIV “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. [8] Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. [9] This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. [10] This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. [11] Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. [12] No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. [13] This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit.”

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Greater Deception Is Coming

Greater Deception Is Coming

John 9:4 KJV “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.”

Jesus says there is a time of darkness coming so strong that NO MAN can work. This will be permitted by God.

Revelation 11:7-10 KJV “And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. [8] And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. [9] And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. [10] And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.”

There are so many things going on. The average person is not aware of them. They’re too distracted. The world is designed that way. It’s all being done to destroy mainly one group: Christians. Satan, the ruler of this world built his system for that one purpose:

Revelation 12:17-13:1 KJV “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.”

Daniel 7:23-25 NIV “He gave me this explanation: ‘The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it. [24] The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings. [25] He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time.”

Revelation 17:12-14 NIV “The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. [13] They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast. [14] They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”

2 Thessalonians 2:8-10 NIV “And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. [9] The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, [10] and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.”

There’s so much information in those passages. I encourage you to meditate on them and ask God for understanding. I will also add that things are not as bleak for God’s people as they look. Yet there are ruling entities whose sole purpose is to destroy the saints. They are uniting together under the guise of world peace. This plot is a lot older than people think and has been hidden well. But not well enough. Jesus says:

Matthew 10:26 NIV “So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.”

Jesus makes the truth known to all of His followers. Even the most deep secret things cannot be hidden from Him:

Hebrews 4:13 NIV “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”

John 16:13 KJV “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”

Whatever God wants us to know we will know. The sinister plots of the wicked cannot thwart His eternal plans for us. There is so much deception going on right now and more to come. It’s all designed to get you and me to throw away our faith. Let’s not give in. And let us not underestimate the deceptive times we are living in:

Matthew 24:24-27 KJV “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. [25] Behold, I have told you before. [26] Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. [27] For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”

Jesus is saying in the passage above that there is a deception coming so strong that even His, “very elect,” could be deceived, “if it were possible.” Someone or something is gonna come along (or has already come) claiming to do only what he can do. They will also claim to be who He is; the Christ, or annointed savior of the human race. Again, this delusion will be so strong Jesus warned us to be careful and not to follow him/her/it. False Christs and false prophets aren’t just the false religious leaders and institutions that come to mind. Any person or organization including governments can be false Christs and false prophets. All they have to do is prophesy things that are false. Or claim to be the only hope for the world; the annointed Christ. And these too can perform great signs and wonders. Jesus said they will:

Revelation 13:11-13 KJV “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. [12] And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. [13] And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.”

Meditate on these things and beware as Jesus told us to.

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