When religion loses touch with God it offers wealth, status, and power – the things the world seeks. Christians must be different. Our priority must be bold service of the truth of Jesus Christ. There is power in the Lord. His view of greatness is not ours. Before Jesus washed the disciples’ feet they were arguing about who would be the greatest. Jesus turns everything upside down. Many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first. How can we serve God and others? Will we put aside pretense and worldly notions of grandeur? When will we cry out to the Lord to transform our hearts? The true power of God can only be found in the humble awareness of a servant. Serve Jesus today or seek what the world can provide. You know where the true power is. How long will we resist the call of God?
So Jesus said to them, “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.
Most Christias affirm an understanding of the Genesis story that includes the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Some can even explain what the fall meant for our first parents and for all of humanity after them.
But there exists a near total absence of understanding when it comes to associating the debauchery and depravity manifesting across America and indeed the world today, with the events of the Garden of Eden.
What would be your reaction if someone suggested to you that the real message of Eden is not something to be relegated to antoquity but is instead central to what we see today and will see in the near future? What would you say if somone told you that Jesus spokie of Eden from Calvary’s Cross?
Stay tuned for my conversation with author, speaker, researcher, and Pastor, Carl Gallups in this episdoe of SER.
Carl’s website – www.carlgallups.com
Now is the time for us to make a critical decision. Will we commit ourselves fully to the Lord or will we continue in any way to cling on to our worldly desires? Christians, please hear this message at this pivotal moment. We will all stand accountable before a holy God who has called us to stand at this time. What will you say when you are face to face with Jesus? Our cowardice will have no excuse. Our ignorance will have no amelioration. Our worldly desires will have no place. Choose this day whom you will serve. The clarion call raised in the heart of Times Square this past Sunday would surely have pleased our founding Pastor David Wilkerson. Give the glory to God today. Follow Jesus!
There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”
He also spoke this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’ But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down.’ ”
Steven was on Spiritual Encounters with Pastor Caspar McCloud and Jon Robberson discussing the need for Christians to represent God properly by being obedient to His will. This means surrender. This means repentance. This means change. There is no alternative. Get on fire for Jesus through the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit!
Hi friends. This episode is part 2 of my conversation with Paul and Adam, the elders who serve with me at Calvary Chapel of Lima. This conversation picks up where we left off in part 1 where we discuss the theology of the prosperity gospel and the history behind it. There is some overlap between this episode and part 1 to establish context.
One of my greatest joys in life is to teach the Bible. Any day and time is always a good time to open up the Bible and hear what God wants to say to us today. That is because Scripture is relevant for every day and age.
Lately I have had an increasing opportunity to discuss events we are witnessing in America and around the world with many people. I see this as a great blessing from God and also as a responsibility that I do not take lightly.
Most Americans are troubled and frustrated by the violence of the Progressive Marxist Leftists and their allies. The demonic insanity of the Maxine Waters wing of the Left is alarming. Equally troubling is the rise of Islamic politicians who unashamedly advocate for Sharia Law in America. It seems that what Louis Farrakhan and Linda Sarsour dream of is gaining momentum across this nation.
Continue reading “Guest Post: Pastor Mike Spaulding – The Deep State Revealed Biblically (Part 1)”
Solomon was the wisest man to ever live because of God’s answer to his prayer, but despite his knowledge of the scriptures – even penning many inspired verses himself – he strayed from obedience. Perhaps he considered himself to be an exception to the rules. Reading Ecclesiastes is even more heartbreaking knowing that he wrote down his own distraught future decades earlier. We have the chance in our generation to ask God for wisdom, and we must supplement it with an obedient heart. Lord Jesus in this moment we need a touch from you. Give us clean hands and pure hearts! Fill up our joy and strengthen our faith. Show us how to turn away from everything that hinders us.
My son, pay attention to my wisdom;
Lend your ear to my understanding,
That you may preserve discretion,
And your lips may keep knowledge.
For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey,
And her mouth is smoother than oil;
But in the end she is bitter as wormwood,
Sharp as a two-edged sword.
Her feet go down to death,
Her steps lay hold of hell.
Lest you ponder her path of life—
Her ways are unstable;
You do not know them.
Therefore hear me now, my children,
And do not depart from the words of my mouth.
Remove your way far from her,
And do not go near the door of her house,
Lest you give your honor to others,
And your years to the cruel one;
Lest aliens be filled with your wealth,
And your labors go to the house of a foreigner;
And you mourn at last,
When your flesh and your body are consumed,
“How I have hated instruction,
And my heart despised correction!
I have not obeyed the voice of my teachers,
Nor inclined my ear to those who instructed me!
I was on the verge of total ruin,
In the midst of the assembly and congregation.”
Drink water from your own cistern,
And running water from your own well.
Should your fountains be dispersed abroad,
Streams of water in the streets?
Let them be only your own,
And not for strangers with you.
Let your fountain be blessed,
And rejoice with the wife of your youth.
As a loving deer and a graceful doe,
Let her breasts satisfy you at all times;
And always be enraptured with her love.
For why should you, my son, be enraptured by an immoral woman,
And be embraced in the arms of a seductress?
For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord,
And He ponders all his paths.
His own iniquities entrap the wicked man,
And he is caught in the cords of his sin.
He shall die for lack of instruction,
And in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.