The Stages of The Rise And Fall of All Great Nations
History shows us that all of the great nations of the world have never lived much more than 200 years, and there has been sequential stages in every case.
From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to selfishness;
From selfishness to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to moral decay
From moral decay to dependency;
From dependency back again to bondage.
We can't help from noticing the progression from bondage to liberty back to bondage
Nevertheless, the first generation throws off the shackles of bondage only to have a later generation -- through apathy, indifference, and dependence upon the government -- to allow itself to once again be enslaved.
By the looks of it, I would say America is hovering somewhere between the last 2 stages
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
This is outstanding! Highly recommend this for everyone as a primer in understanding world history through its proper biblical lense and why we are where we are today......on the brink of the connsumation of history and why we are now living in the age of the return of Jesus Christ......you dont want to find yourself on the wrong side of history......watch the into video on some of the many topics that are covered......its like a giant jigsaw puzzle that comes together before your very eyes..... i suggest you find the time to watch each brief video clip in order....or by a particular topic that interests you
Here is the link to each clip in order....save it to watch at your leisure
KNOW YOUR ENEMY: History of the World
Here is the link to each clip in order....save it to watch at your leisure
KNOW YOUR ENEMY: History of the World
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Following is a list of words or phrases that are currently being spoken in apostate churches. If any of your church leaders are speaking about these new revelations, or fellow church members are introducing these false doctrines, or these deceptive practices are being acted upon in your church, leave it immediately.
- Unity at the Expense of Biblical Doctrine
- Latter Rain
- New Breed
- Joel’s Army
- Super Apostles and Prophets, such as National Apostolic Reformation "NAR"
- Contemplative Spirituality
- Contemplative Prayer
- Prayer Beads
- Delving into Roman Catholicism
- Out of Control Laughter, Yelling or Screaming
- Goddess Worship, such as Mary, the Mother of Jesus
- Name It and Claim It Theology
- People Who Deny the Trinity
- People Who Claim There are More Ways to Heaven than the Only Way, which is by Jesus Christ
- Word of Faith or Planting a Seed of Faith Theology
- Prosperity Preachers and Teachers - Have you ever noticed how these people are filthy rich and you're still giving them all your money, and you still can't pay your bills?
- Preachers and Teachers Claiming to be "god"
- New Age Teachings
- Bridal Paradigm
- Sensual Worship
- Loss of Self-Control, such as Uncontrollable Jerking, Rolling on the Floor, Falling Backward, Howling like an Animal, and Running Erractically in Church
- Physical Abuse by Church Leaders, such as Being Pushed Backwards onto the Floor, Being Kicked or Punched, and Being Thrown Against a Wall
- Harp and Bowl
- Over-Emphasis of Seeking Power and Anointings
- Be Very Discerning of Who You Allow to Lay Hands on You; They Could Be Passing on Demonic Power to Oppress and Torment You
- Spiritual Drunkenness
- Toking in the Holy Spirt - This is an outright mockery of a Holy God!
- False Prophecies - If a prophet wrongly prophecies only once, NEVER believe that person again! According to God's word, a REAL prophet has to be 100% correct.
- Lakeland Outpouring
- Brownsville Revival
- Training People to Prophecy - This is a gift of the Holy Spirit. It cannot be passed from a man or woman to another person.
- Communication with Angels
- Divine Visitations
- Out-of-Body Experiences
- Third Heaven Encounters
- Lying Signs and Wonders
- William Branham Worship
- Unbiblical Transference of Anointing
- Theology Teachings of Aspiration to become Kings Rather than Servants
- Emerging Church
- Purpose Driven
- Social Justice or Liberal Teacher Who Rarely or Never Opens the Bible
- People Who Believe There is No Hell
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Answer: What does it mean to be a born again Christian? The classic passage from the Bible that answers this question is John 3:1-21. The Lord Jesus Christ is talking to Nicodemus, a prominent Pharisee and member of the Sanhedrin (a ruler of the Jews). Nicodemus had come to Jesus at night. Nicodemus had questions to ask Jesus.
As Jesus talked with Nicodemus, He said, “’I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.’ ‘How can a man be born when he is old?’ Nicodemus asked. ‘Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again’” (John 3:3-7).
The phrase "born again" literally means "born from above." Nicodemus had a real need. He needed a change of his heart—a spiritual transformation. New birth, being born again, is an act of God whereby eternal life is imparted to the person who believes (2 Corinthians 5:17; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:3; 1 John 2:29; 3:9; 4:7; 5:1-4, 18). John 1:12,13 indicates that "born again" also carries the idea "to become children of God" through trust in the name of Jesus Christ.
The question logically comes, "Why does a person need to be born again?" The Apostle Paul in Ephesians 2:1 says, "And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins..." (NKJV). To the Romans in Romans 3:23, the Apostle wrote, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." So, a person needs to be born again in order to have their sins forgiven and have a relationship with God.
How does that come to be? Ephesians 2:8-9 states, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast." When one is "saved," he/she has been born again, spiritually renewed, and is now a child of God by right of new birth. Trusting in Jesus Christ, the One who paid the penalty of sin when He died on the cross, is what it means to be "born again" spiritually. "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone, the new has come!" (2 Corinthians 5:17).
If you have never trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, will you consider the prompting of the Holy Spirit as He speaks to your heart? You need to be born again. Will you pray the prayer of repentance and become a new creation in Christ today? "Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God" (John 1:12-13).
If you want to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and be born again, here is a sample prayer. Remember, saying this prayer or any other prayer will not save you. It is only trusting in Christ that can save you from sin. This prayer is simply a way to express to God your faith in Him and thank Him for providing for your salvation. "God, I know that I have sinned against you and am deserving of punishment. But Jesus Christ took the punishment that I deserve so that through faith in Him I could be forgiven. I place my trust in You for salvation. Thank You for Your wonderful grace and forgiveness—the gift of eternal life! Amen!"
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
In Matthew chapter 24, Jesus' disciples came to him and asked, "Tell us, when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?" In responding to this question, it's very interesting what Jesus identified as the foremost sign of his second coming and of the end of the age, "Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many."
Today we are seeing the fulfillment of this warning sign as never before. Our world is literally flooded with false "christs" and false messiahs. It is estimated that there are over 1,000 cults in America alone with some 25-30 million followers! And each of these false cults promotes their own man-made version of "Jesus Christ" who is not the Jesus of the Bible.
So, who is the "Jesus" of the cults?
Jehovah's Witnesses say that Jesus is actually Michael, the Archangel. He was the first creation of God. He came to Earth as a man, died on a stake, and rose from the grave invisibly as a spirit. Jesus then returned invisibly to Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1914 to head-up the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.
Mormons (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) teach that Jesus is the spirit brother of Satan. He was once a human being like you and I, but through good works he evolved spiritually to become a god. However, Jesus is just one god amongst a pantheon of gods, all of who were once human and evolved to become gods themselves. Jesus was born to Mary through physical incest when his father god had sexual relations with her. And Mormons teach that the blood and cross of Christ is foolishness and cannot fully atone for our sins (ever notice how there's no cross on any Mormon church or temple?).
Christian Science and Mary Baker Eddy say that Jesus was only a man and that Christ is a Divine idea. Furthermore, Jesus never did any supernatural miracles; he simply showed people their mental illusions of sin, evil, illness and disease. Christian Science says that Jesus did not die and his resurrection was only in a spiritual sense.
Sun Myung Moon (the Korean messiah) claims that Jesus was a man who failed his divine mission and he, Rev. Moon, is the second coming of Christ to unite the world under the banner of the Unification Church.
The Bahai say that Jesus is only one of nine great world manifestations; he is not a unique path to salvation and all religions are basically the same.
Unitarians believe that Jesus was a good man who was mistakenly deified by his followers.
Freemasonry teaches that Jesus was only a moral teacher. He was no better than Buddha, Confucius, Moses or Mohammed. They deny that Jesus was the light of the world and claim that Freemasonry is the true light of humanity.
Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard claim that Jesus is a false dream.
Spiritists say that Jesus is an advanced medium in the 6th sphere of the astrological projection (wherever that is?).
Unity teaches that Jesus is a man who perfected a divine idea.
Rosicrucians claim that Jesus is a manifestation of cosmic consciousness.
Maharishi and Transcendental Meditation says that Jesus was an enlightened guru who never suffered or died for anyone.
The more you study the false cults, the more you realize that the "Jesus" of the cults is not the Jesus of the Bible. All of the cults promote their own false, man-made versions of Jesus Christ; they are counterfeits and cannot save anyone.
So, who is the real Jesus?
In John 1:1 we read, "In the beginning was the Word (Jesus), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." A few verses later in John 1:14 we learn, "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."
In Colossians Paul tells us that Jesus "is the visible image of the invisible God..." In Colossians 2:9 Paul says, "For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form…"
The real Jesus is the one true God of all creation. He is the second person of the eternal Triune Godhead. He loves us so much that He broke into human history and split history into B.C. and A.D. to personally reveal Himself to us. The Bible says that Jesus came to "seek and to save the lost" (Luke 19:10; John 3:16-17; Ephesians 2:8-9). And as Acts 4:12 declares, "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
Have you put your faith in the real Jesus Christ?