BY: GARY R. KANE
I pray that all is well with you and your
house hold. We are certainly all seeing the day we live in changing at a
very fast pace, and not for the best I am afraid. There is no doubt that
the wrath of God is now upon this nation. Bible prophecy clearly points
this out to us, and we can see that many things are all falling into place
that the Lord Jesus spoke, and the prophets before Him as well, and even
the prophets today, who speak the truth with great boldness, and with out
fear and approval of men. We should embrace these truths, and not ignore
or reject them.
Sadly, few have listened to the warnings of Christ, and His prophets, then and now. There has been sent a delusion upon so many that they just can no longer see. The god of this age has also blinded the minds of the unbelieving that they too are blind. Both the majority of what is called Church, and the lost in the world and in the Church, have been blinded by their desire for something other than Christ alone. For the world, it is simple. Get all you can, while you can, and for the carnal minded Church member, it is a matter of showing up on Sunday, do a few works, (that are usually dead, without power and anointing), and call that good. The rest of the week, they would not dare speak of Christ to a co-worker or the boss, or a relative or their lost friends 'they still have fellowship with', after being commanded, (come out from among them and be ye separate saith the Lord), these would not dare speak of Christ, give warning to these ones who perish, snatch their loved ones or lost friends, or carnal Church members from the fire ! No! It is just "business as usual." Jude 1: 22-23 23..snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.
While the stage is being set for the most catastrophic events this earth has ever seen in our times, most of the ones who say they know Christ, you cannot tell apart from the rest of the world. The Church sits powerless, yet boast of great anointings, and declare to the simple, "the presence of the Lord is surely powerful here this morning." I have been in countless numbers of these places, and in meetings with countless numbers of the ones who hold leadership positions in them, and there is nothing there but a "cloud without rain," as we read about in the book of Jude.
Jude 1 12-13
12..These men are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead. 13...They are wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shame; wandering stars, for whom blackest darkness has been reserved forever.(in other words, they are dried up, they have not the power of the Holy Spirit, yet pretend they do. "Trees with out fruit" .. not bearing the fruit of the Holy Spirit.. They are destroying the sheep, "they withhold food from them.." and blackness, darkness is reserved fort them). Yes, this can be your pastor, elders, deacons. it does not matter how "nice a guy he seems to be." The Word of God is doing the Judging here. We should study it diligently, so we too, can make a proper judgment by the Word of God.... Yes, that is scriptural ! ).
Jude 1: 17-23
17..But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold. 18...They said to you, "In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires." 19.These are the men who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.(always trying to "make it happen" pump you up, build their own kingdom. Most of these leaders are self appointed in the first place). (they follow mere natural instincts...in other words, they have not got a true word from God for you, they are filled with levity, stories, jokes, programs, and entertainments, and a message to make you feel good, rather than challenge your heart to repentance, and a walk of righteousness, and a gospel that will conform you to righteousness).
20..But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. 21..Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.(get in the Word of God for yourself, do not depend on a man with no anointing to lead you into all truth... it won't happen. Preaching loud, and wiping sweat off your brow, does not denote anointing. The presence of God, the weighty heavy presence of God, in the atmosphere, that draws the hearers to love the Lord, and desire more of Jesus, and draws men to Christ, and causes a brokenness, and will bring the fear of God, as well as the love and mercy, that will tell of His judgments, as well as His love,. A man who lives in prayer and the Word of God, and "lives it," and the words from his mouth "pierce your heart..." This is the anointing. The anointing ? The presence of God on a man ! You will know the difference, once you have tasted the true from the false).
22..Be merciful to those who doubt; 23..snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.(snatch others from the fire... There is NO room for fear and approval of friends, family, and others here in this walk, and there can be NO fellowship, with those who are living in sin, and not in the body of Christ. Those who will not submit their whole heart to Him. You cannot as a child of God, be "unequally yoked with an unbeliever" ! )
2 Corinthians 6:
14..Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 15..What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? 16..What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people. 17.."Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. 18.."I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."
Over a quarter of a century ago, Billy Graham said in a meeting, "If the Lord came back today, I truly believe that only 75% of His Church would make it to heaven..." I truly believe from all I see and ear and experience, that number is much much higher now, than it was then. ... "Narrow is the way that leads to life, and few find it...."
Matthew 7: 13-14
13.."Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14..But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
I ask the Lord years ago, why this was. That only a "few" find it.... He answered and said... "Gary, Because few want it" !
We must understand that God is looking for a bride filled with faith, and the revelation of His heart, walking in His truth. Not just those who "show up."
There is a tremendous shaking upon the earth, and everything that can be shaken will be. Only those on a firm foundation , with their hearts deeply and fully submitted to Christ, will not be shaken "as to fall." No, they will stand in the midst of it all, and find great protection, and grace IN the times coming upon us, and that are even here now.
25..See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? 26..At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, "Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens." 27...The words "once more" indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.
28..Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29..for our "God is a consuming fire."
I pray that you are one of those who's heart is solely His, and you are spending much time in your secret closet of prayer, and coming out with the glory of God, and radiance of His Spirit upon you, and being a "tree of life," to those around you. Bearing the fruit of the Holy Spirit, and those who are hungry and poor in spirit, can eat off of you. That is to say, they can find the help, and deliverance, and hope, and healing, and salvation of the Lord Jesus Christ, "through you," as you "walk as He walked," and are being an imitator of God as beloved children, as the Word in Ephesians 5: 1, instructs us to be.
Ephesians 5: 1-2
1..Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children 2..and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Cling to Jesus... Walk as a tree of life, don't let the enemy cause you to shrink back in fear..... ..."The righteous are bold as a lion..." Let us move forward then Church, and walk in the baptism of Holy Fire, and the power of God.
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