The Balance of Truth

THE SECRET PLACE
Hurt me with truth and never comfort me with a lie
PART 28
THE BALANCE OF TRUTH
I believe that Christians should be filled with the light of God’s love. I believe this light is a REFLECTION of God’s positive, encouraging aura of compassion and forgiveness. The language of hope and faith builds up and edifies the spirit, mind and body and has the power to change and transform. However, in the spiritual dimension of God’s law, the balance of eternal symbolism reveals the two edges of blessing and judgment. The absolute truth of God is “complete” wisdom of all things and the fullness or “big picture” of all knowledge and intentions. This validates God’s position of almighty judge as His attributes of being omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent proves His authority as the sovereign ruler of heaven, the earth and the entire universe. Many representatives of God’s Kingdom teach extremes pertaining to how good we are or how bad we are as human beings, but we must use the BALANCE of both edges as responsible sword users. There is an accountability to using His sword correctly and it has a divine idea behind it – it’s called being “anointed” with the Holy Spirit to be able to speak under HIS control. Is there a more serious responsibility than to be a spokesperson for the God of all creation? It would be better to live in silence than to speak our own agenda in the name of Almighty God as we “pose” as His holy interpreter. Selah.
Many ministers have laid out strategies concerning their style of ministry and have felt “led” to concentrate in certain areas. If you notice, it is common for teachers, politicians and preachers to not stray very far from the passions within their worldview. I have actually been involved with churches where the pastor would teach the same subject every week, only reshaped into a different disguise. This is good if the Holy Spirit is leading in this direction but if not it can become stagnant by lacking the anointing that gives it the life and power of God’s presence. For example, an evangelistic person who is focused on winning souls may preach hell fire and brimstone every Sunday, while ignoring other topics such as love. Like I said, I am not saying this is wrong as long as the LORD is leading. In His infinite understanding of people’s hearts and minds, He knows what words will penetrate and convict their conscience to develop their understanding into genuine and lasting transformation. But, if we are just focused on an emotional extreme, we may be promoting our own agenda instead of being led by Him to teach the “whole” or full gospel of balance. Our heavenly Father is the healer of our body, mind and soul, our comforter and the one who can and will restore. He is the miracle giver and specializes in the impossible! He is filled with love, mercy, and encouragement, the glory and lifter of our head, our shepherd, our provider, our protector, our Savior, Lord and King. Being instant in season and out of season is being in tune with what God is telling us to say EACH MINUTE! He wants to prepare our words to fit every person individually for each divine appointment. If God commands a messenger to talk about peanuts, it would be wise to follow God’s orders than it would for them to preach an in-depth expository that attempts to make them look intelligent and super- spiritual but instead saturates the atmosphere with a lethargic deadness. God has a fresh word for all of His children all the time and He knows the perfect way to minister to everyone all at once.
Another example finds many pastors that have figured out it’s easier to draw bees with honey. Again, if God is telling someone to preach “chocolate cake” all the time, then so be it. However, if we are doing it for political motives that will enhance our personal gain – shame on us. The ministry is not for our glory and pastors are not to “rule” the local assemblies as a way to promote their agenda. When pastors feel like they own the church they see themselves as Kings, but when they realize they are nothing more than messengers they see themselves as servants! The two edges of God’s absolute truth bring the perfect balance of love and judgment. Sadly, compromise and fear has thrown a wet blanket over the fires of God’s holy anointing and has caused many churches to become nothing more than smoldering heaps of religious activity. The reverential fear of God is a humble, broken and contrite heart that realizes how serious it is to LIVE His exact message even if it cost us everything. The bold anointing to stand before one or one hundred thousand begins with the emptying of self and continues with being filled with HIS burdens that evolve from Agape love. Passion for God and people are developed in the closet of prayer and worship. Humans are depraved sinners that desperately need to be saved and seeing God for who He is – will open our eyes to who we really are! How “Christ like” we can be – depends on how much of our will we can lay down and how much of His image we choose to reflect. Selah.

Discovering Truth — Within Ourselves

THE SECRET PLACE
“He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalm 91:1)

PART 11

DISCOVERING TRUTH – WITHIN OURSELVES

Someone was telling me the other day, about a documentary they had seen on television that was about the views between gays and Christianity. Of course, most people now realize that many religions are softening their attitudes about homosexuality and are becoming more accepting every day. Even though many modern churches have taken a liberal direction, there are still some Christians that strongly oppose being gay as an intentional lifestyle. Supposedly, the gays featured in this program were questioning the “lack” of Christian love from those who proclaim to be filled with the mercy of Jesus. This is a type of reverse psychology that plays the victim and attempts to create an emotional guilt complex in those that are weak and ignorant. In the days ahead, the masses will surrender to the bombardment of the world, to modify their convictions and embrace all people no matter what they do or stand for; exactly as they are – without believing they are driven and captured by sin. It is the oldest trick in the book, to prey on the politically correct, that are double-minded and do not know God intimately – for the purpose of justifying sin.

I personally believe that we should not accept or congratulate the lifestyle of anyone that indulges in a habitual sin. Sin is sin and no matter how we paint it or decorate it, it is still offensive to God and He will never say it is ok. We are called to love sinners (everyone), but we are not to tell them it is alright to keep sinning. We are to help whoever sincerely comes to us in need of deliverance and willing to repent. However, we are not to wink at “acceptable” sins and then become aggressive toward other sins that offend us. If we gorge ourselves with fattening foods and become obese, we are intentionally sinning. If we drink alcohol or take drugs to become intoxicated, there is no way we can justify our actions as being holy unto the Lord. Being gay and having an abortion are lifestyle choices that may be popular and in the news, but they are not really any worse than any of the other sins we allow to come between us and God. It is hypocritical to point our finger in judgment and condemn someone for their open sin, while we are guilty of another “type” of sin. This would fall under the attitude of trying to remove the splinters from everyone’s eyes, while we have a log in our own eye. Both sins are wrong – and both individuals need to repent! The Lord hates ALL sin and is ready to forgive anyone that comes to Him in brokenness and sorrow. As the adulterous woman was pulled into the street and the religious leaders were ready to stone her, maybe Christ wrote their sins on the ground and told them they need to go home and repent. If she was to be stoned for her sins, then why were they not to be stoned for their sins? Of course, we notice they dropped the rocks and walked away. Many play games with; gluttony, perversion, abuse, pride, pornography, selfishness, wasting time, fornication, adultery, stealing, drinking and pain pills, lying, cheating on taxes, stealing at work or flirting with the opposite sex. Allow me to ask – what is the difference?

It seems we have lost our discernment to know what sin is – and what sin is not. We are always ready to justify our actions as we try to “bend” the rules, so we can escape the guilt and conviction of our conscience. We can say things like; reading erotic fiction is not really hurting anyone because it is fantasy and exaggerating my stories is not really lying because no one actually knows the difference. We can judge that people who are damaged because of their sinning do not deserve any help, because this justifies us not reaching out in love. We can justify our criticism and negative gossip toward those who appear lazy and trashy, because they “deserve” whatever happens to them. Is this really Agape love? It is true, the wages of sin is death, but this truth also applies to “our” sins. Jesus gave His life to set us free from our sins and this “freedom” should give us the compassion to proclaim His gospel that can rescue the lost.

Today’s religious agenda is trying to present Jesus as a God that became a human so that He could understand how weak we are. In this eye opening experience, Jesus now can relate to our temptations and realizes how weak we are when it comes to disobedience. Let me say this – He became the sacrifice that paid for our sins so that we could be DELIVERED from our sins! He did not shed His blood as a human just so he could relate to us and have sympathy toward our rebellious nature. Being the Son of Man, means He understands about our sin and being the Son of God means that He does not compromise His truth! He does ignore or look over our carnality because He wants everyone to relax and be happy as they LIVE in carnality! Sadly, He already knew how corrupt we were before He came to earth. If we are seeking truth, let us know that He hates sin! May we embrace the concept of salvation is turning AWAY from sin so that we can draw near to Him. Desiring more truth includes facing the truth within us. Selah.

THE WALK OF THE CROSS III

THE WALK
PART 22

THE WALK OF THE CROSS III

God is calling for his true followers to step up to a higher level. It is time to graduate from “middle” school and go on to high school and college. To be an overcomer in any period of the past or future it has – and will, require a spiritual maturity that goes far beyond religion and the occasional thought of being raptured. We like the idea of reaching out to touch the hem of His garment not because we want to obey – but because He has blessings for us. This is not the WALK of the cross. Through uninspired teaching, much of the church has watered down the cross into a pleasant but deceptive idea. We have focused on good works and everything else religious under the sun to please Him except the very thing that He has always wanted. His highest desire is that we might build our life on the SOLID ROCK of His cross because it is the only way to truly KNOW HIM. “Not all who sound religious are really Godly people. They may refer to Me as “Lord”, but still will not make it into heaven. For the decisive question is whether they obey My Father in heaven. At the judgment many will tell Me, Lord, Lord, we told others about you and used your name to cast out demons and do many other great miracles. But, I will reply, You have never been mine. Go away, for your deeds are evil.” (Mathew 7: 21-23 TLB) To live independently WITHOUT the awareness of the cross of Christ cannot be substituted with a church service or giving offerings. The crucified life is breathing, thinking, talking and acting within the eternal truth of His cross. When this becomes our determination, His cross becomes our cross – our entire purpose and destiny. We have an open invitation to the crucified life and it will “only” cost us the will of our flesh! “One thing you lack: go your way, sell what you have and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.” (Mark 10:21)

The cross is an offence to many because it reveals the agony and blood that seems barbaric and cruel to our socially acceptable culture. The same concept of being offended with our feelings being hurt is the same Greek word “skandelon” that actually causes people to avoid, hide and run from the gospel of the cross. The message of the cross is too closely associated with pain, torture, humiliation, loss, violence and the deep fear that whoever embraces it will also have to suffer. Most of the religious world would be content to be “rocked to sleep” with going to church and living a moral life without even getting their hands dirty. If you notice the beautiful and expensive clothes and jewelry that is worn to church it is obvious that no one is planning on kneeling, lying prostrate, laying on hands, foot washing, casting out devils, dancing in worship, weeping, cleaning, cooking or working in any shape, form or fashion. The true reality of the cross is spiritual warfare that is found in the trenches of deliverance, anointing the sick, fasting, the prayer closet of intercession, bible study, loving people, having the character of Christ, confessing God’s Word, meditating and sacrificial giving. Many will follow the fishes but who will take up their accountability of the cross? We love to sing the music and listen to a pleasant sermon but then leave and forget about it until the next “show”. If church is no more than entertainment, then how is it any different from any other venue of paying to see a production? The church is filled with spectators but the cross is for participators. Selah. Everybody wants to go to heaven – but nobody wants to carry his or her cross! Each disciple may have a unique cross to bear but ALL will be transformed by its power. If we are not being CHANGED by His cross then we are not carrying our cross! “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but to us who are saved it is the power of God.” (I Corinthians 1:18)

It is like putting the cart before the horse if we pray for the fullness of the Spirit but have not first placed ourselves under the divine power of the cross! Selah. This why the majority of the church is not filled with God! If the mind has not been renewed and the old nature is still in control, how can we also be overflowing with the character of Christ? We can obtain as much of Him as we desire but it is that very desire which is in question. Selah. Just think of the one hundred and twenty disciples. The crucifixion of Christ had touched, broken, and taken possession of their entire hearts. They could speak or think of nothing else, and when the crucified one had shown them his hands and his feet, he said unto them, “Receive ye the Holy Ghost” (John 20.22). And so, with their hearts full of the crucified Christ, now received up into heaven, they were prepared to be filled with the Spirit. They proclaimed to the people to repent and believe in the crucified one and they also received the Holy Spirit. Christ gave Himself up entirely to the cross. The disciples also did the same. The cross demands this also from us – it would have our ENTIRE life. To comply with this demand requires nothing less than a powerful act of our will for which we cannot boast, and a powerful act of God of which the disciple may be assured who casts himself helpless but confidently on God. All glory to the King of Kings!

Let us read an Excerpt from A. W. Tozer. “The cross of Christ is the most revolutionary thing ever to appear among men. The cross of the Roman times knew no compromise; it never made concessions. It won all its arguments by killing its opponent and silencing him for good. It spared not Christ but slew Him the same as the rest. He was alive when they hung Him on that cross and completely dead when they took him down six hours later. That was the cross as the first time it appeared in Christian history. After Christ was raised from the dead the apostles went out to preach His message, and what they preached was the cross. Wherever they went into the wide world they carried the cross, and the same revolutionary power went with them. The radical message of the cross transformed Saul of Tarsus and changed him from a persecutor of Christians to a tender believer and an apostle of the faith. Its power changed bad men into good ones. It shook off the long bondage of paganism and altered completely the entire moral and mental outlook of the Western world. All this it did and continued to do as long as it was permitted to remain what it had been originally, a cross. Its power departed when it was changed from a thing of death to a thing of beauty. When men made of it a symbol, hung it around their necks as an ornament or made its outline before their faces as a magic sign to ward off evil, then it became at best a weak emblem, at worst a positive fetish. As such, it is revered today by millions who know absolutely nothing about its power.
The cross affects its ends by destroying one established pattern, the victim’s, and creating another pattern, its own. Thus, it always has its way. It wins by defeating its opponent and imposing its will upon him. It always dominates. It never compromises, never dickers nor confers, never surrenders a point for the sake of peace. It cares not for peace; it cares only to end its opposition as fast as possible. With perfect knowledge of all this Christ said: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23 NIV) So the cross not only brings Christ’s life to an end, it ends also the first life, the old life, of every one of His true followers. It destroys the old pattern, the Adam pattern, in the believer’s life, and brings it to an end. Then the God who raised Christ from the dead raises the believer and a new life begins. This, and nothing less, is true Christianity, though we cannot but recognize the sharp divergence of this conception from that held by the rank and file of evangelicals today. However, we dare not qualify our position. The cross stands high above the opinions of men and to that cross all opinions must come at last for judgment. A shallow and worldly leadership would modify the cross to please the entertainment-mad saintlings who will have their fun even within the very sanctuary; but to do so is to court spiritual disaster and risk the anger of the Lamb turned Lion.
We must do something about the cross and one of two things only we can do–flee it or die upon it. And, if we should be so foolhardy as to flee, we shall by that act put away the faith of our fathers and make of Christianity something other than it is. Then we shall have left only the empty language of salvation; the power will depart with our departure from the true cross. If we are wise, we will do what Jesus did: endure the cross and despise its shame for the joy that is set before us. To do this is to submit the whole pattern of our lives to be destroyed and built again in the power of an endless life. And we shall find that it is more than poetry, more than sweet hymnody and elevated feeling. The cross will cut into where it hurts worst, sparing neither us nor our carefully cultivated reputations. It will defeat us and bring our selfish lives to an end. Only then can we rise in fullness of life to establish a pattern of living wholly new and free and full of good works. The changed attitude toward the cross that we see in modern orthodoxy proves not that God has changed, nor that Christ has eased up on His demand that we carry the cross; it means rather that current Christianity has moved away from the standards of the New Testament. So far have we moved indeed that it may take nothing short of a new reformation to restore the cross to its right place in the theology and life of the Church.”
“Those who let themselves be controlled by their lower nature live only to please themselves, but those who follow after the Holy Spirit find themselves doing those things that please God. Following after the Holy Spirit leads to life and peace, but following after the old nature leads to death, because the old sinful nature within us is against God. It never did obey God’s laws and it never will. That’s why those who are still under the control of their old sinful selves, bent on following their old evil desires, can never please God.” (Romans 8:5-8 TLB)

THE WALK OF TRUTH II

THE WALK
PART 12

THE WALK OF TRUTH II

“Sanctify them through your truth: THY WORD IS TRUTH.” (John 17:17) In the first section of the WALK OF TRUTH, I was not writing to – or expecting the lost world to approve and embrace God’s Word. I realize that abortion is not specifically detailed in the Bible and the battle for justification of the rights of people will continue until Jesus comes. I know the laws in this country allow abortion and that popular opinion supports the pro choice philosophy that women have the legal right to terminate their pregnancy. The right to live a gay lifestyle and same sex marriage is also advancing toward becoming legal and I know these laws are being created and enforced by those who disregard God’s Word. It is a situation where God’s Word is set aside in order for mankind to build the perfect world. I understand the lost do not live by God’s Word and cannot comprehend the fullness of His truth because they are not equipped with the “receiver” that is required to receive His frequency. Only when a spirit and mind is transformed can someone interpret God’s spiritual language and the holy wisdom that is necessary to understand His will. What is confusing is when “Christians” question why abortion and/or homosexuality are wrong. Followers of Christ who believe that destroying the unborn child and/or marriage between the same sex is acceptable to God, should take heed to this advice; find a quiet place away from the distractions of this world, set aside all of the arguments and voices that you have considered in building your worldviews and simply ask the Lord how He feels toward these issues. The Holy Spirit will not tell some individuals that sin is wrong and another person that it is acceptable. This is why moral relativism is wrong. If we admit that something is wrong and say that we would never participate yet still believe it is a legal right for people to do whatever they want, our tolerance will become a stepping stone to compromise which is another step toward acceptance.

The voice of humanism say’s that doctors and pregnant women many times do not believe the unborn is a person. And since they believe that what is growing and developing inside the womb is no more than a kidney or spleen, then they cannot be held accountable of “knowingly” and intentionally killing an innocent child. It is a fact that many people are uneducated and simple minded – but they are not stupid. Everyone understands what happens when a human egg is fertilized and (unless something prevents it) that it will develop into a human being. It is not to be compared to an organ because an organ is not and never will become a person. Also abortion cannot be compared to “accidentally” shooting someone on a hunting expedition because people go to clinics to “intentionally” destroy what is growing inside of them. When people are guilty they naturally think of everything they can to justify their actions but I have never heard one person say that God told them to do it. And if they did – it would be a lie. “For there is no respect of persons with God” (Romans 2:11) It is no secret, the flesh is selfish and cries to get whatever it wants and until the spirit and mind bring discipline to the body it will continue being spoiled. “When I was a child, I spoke as a child; I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” (I Corinthians 13:11)

I would not spend this much time on these social issues if I did not feel that it was important for us as Christians to not be afraid to stand against sin. The topic is to establish what truth is – and how to walk in it. Please hear me out and give me a chance to explain further. I understand there are many people that see life in a much broader spectrum than those who keep their head stuck in the Bible. Tolerance preaches that everyone needs to be respected for what they believe and those who go a step further proclaim that morality is relative to the individual – not someone’s opinion. I am aware of the opposition to merge the church and state together because of the smothering confinement of religious law that could turn a free nation into a dictatorship similar to communism. I also realize the masses believe a spectrum of different views about religion and that all are convinced they have the correct interpretation of truth. Of course, there is a fear that if one group became the dominant “iron fist” of government, it would force all the other religions underground and deny the rights and choices of the individual. We desire to have church and state separate so we can enjoy our own personal freedom to live and worship as we please. So, we can say the legal freedom that gives our society the right to sin – is the same freedom that gives the Christians the liberty to serve God! How then do we approach the political system? Are we just trying to maintain a balance until Jesus comes or are we to become aggressive in our faith based political activism to change the way things are? And if this is true, just what exactly are we as Christians trying to change the government and laws into? We believe that Christ will reign as the King of the future holy city during the 1000 years of perfect peace. This is why we are not laughing about the idea of a world dominated by the laws of God now. There will be no tolerance for perversion or corruption in that Kingdom. There will be no political races or smear campaigns. A negative media that tries to distort the facts will not be allowed. There will be no evil influence where philosophers can teach alternative world views. It will be ALL of God! The purity of perfection and the truth of His divine reality will control every thought and deed.

Yes, I am a Christian and I believe that Jesus Christ and God’s Word is the one and only absolute truth in heaven and earth. But what the world cannot see is that – it really is! You see, God IS the Father of truth and Satan IS the father of lies, which is why true followers of Jesus must be dogmatic and not tolerant. “Why do you not understand my speech? Because, you cannot comprehend my Word. You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and lived not in the truth, because THERE IS NO TRUTH IN HIM. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth you CHOOSE not to believe me.” (John 8: 43-45) I realize I am naïve because it is difficult for me to understand how anyone could NOT believe that! The reason why Christians rally for conservative flavored topics (are you ready?) is because they want Christian representation in the legal system! Why? So that Christian morals and principals can become law. We have a vision to see all of the humanist thrown out and Godly men and women seated in authority. We believe the world would be a better place if all of the crooks and bad politicians were chased out of town and our government operated under the presence of God and His absolute truth. Why else would Christians vote other than to preserve and protect the biblical standards of a Christian worldview to produce a Christlike culture? Because Jesus Christ IS THE way, THE truth and THE life! Am I afraid of persecution and criticism? Are you kidding me? We are standing at the edge of eternity and we are afraid to stand for what is right and wrong? Where are the front line warriors? Are God’s people hiding in the bushes or too busy worrying about the economy they have forgotten about why they are here? This is why we are in the mess we are in! Fifty years ago the social heresies against God’s Word and those who aggressively promoted blatant sin were afraid to come out of the closets with their dark agenda because the majority of “God fearing” people would not tolerate blasphemy. But as the masses that support sin increased, the majority changed sides and gave confidence to those who operated in the dark and the acceptance of liberalism was born. The New thinkers came out of hiding and now prance upon the brightly lit stage of arrogance because they know a large part of mainstream society is behind them. They listened to Satan’s strategy about how to influence the blind and confuse the minds of the youth with poisonous lies. God’s truth sheds divine light on those who are in error but when the voice of God’s people becomes weak, the enemy becomes encouraged to increase its assault against God and His mindset. Even the hearts of the religious world have become even more “numb” to the default system and are calloused to the presence of sin. They have slowly let down their shields to preserve God’s moral and holy standards.

Modern society is increasingly accepting of behaviors that the Bible declares to be sinful, immoral, and unnatural. I know that Jesus ate with sinners and was not ashamed to function with them – but He did NOT embrace their lifestyle or support their views. He would never pat them on the back and say it’s ok to sin or compromise and agree with their choices to live their own way. He loved them so much that His thoughts were directed to waiting patiently for the appointed time when He could minister to them. That means CHANGING them from going in a wrong direction and converting them to His truth. We are to love ALL people, but not respect, condone, admire or encourage them in their carnality. “For they that are after the flesh do mind (obey) the things of the flesh; but they that are after (seek) the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is DEATH; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the CARNAL mind is ENMITY against God: for it is NOT subject to the LAW of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the FLESH – CANNOT please God.” (Romans 8: 5-8) “You adulterers and adulteresses, (unfaithful people) 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.” (James 4:4) We are anointed to PREACH the GOSPEL, the good news that Jesus has brought DELIVERANCE to the captives and salvation to the lost. Jesus gives us our mission, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised and to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” (Luke 418-19) While there is a significant difference between child molestation and homosexuality involving consenting adults, the fact that society accepts such unnatural behavior allows people to consider even worse perversions of what God intended sex to be. And that leads to another question: why is society increasingly tolerant of aberrant behavior? Child molestation, bestiality, homosexuality, and other perversions are becoming increasingly accepted because society has, for the most part, rejected the Christian worldview. The conventional wisdom is that humanity is NOT created in the image of God. Rather, humanity is the result of billions of years of the random processes of evolution. Postmodernism says that God is NOT the objective standard of morality. Rather, God is the invention of weak-minded people who are unable to accept the fact that everything in this world is meaningless. The world at large says the Bible is NOT the inspired and infallible Word of God. Rather, it is a record of the primitive mythologies held by ancient people who had no knowledge of science. The rejection of the Christian worldview and the acceptance of a secular, naturalistic worldview have left us with absolutely no objective standard by which to declare child molestation to be evil. After all, according to an atheistic worldview, child molestation is simply an older blob of random and meaningless chemical processes using a younger blob of random and meaningless chemical processes for pleasure. For generations, professors have told people they are nothing but animals, so we should not be surprised if they begin to act like animals. If there is no absolute moral standard, then the “boundaries” people push are imaginary ones. So, ultimately, child molestation and all perversion is a result of people denying God and living their lives however they want.

The Bible speaks of godless individuals who “suppress” the truth. “For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and God-head; so that they (the lost) are WITHOUT EXCUSE. Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him NOT as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the LUST of their own hearts, to DISHONOR their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the TRUTH of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the creator, who is blessed forever amen.” (Romans 1:20-22, 24, 25). “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” (Rom.3:18)

THE WALK OF TRUTH I

THE WALK
PART 11

THE WALK OF TRUTH I

The worldviews of religious truth always have a fence down the middle. In a very simple way, it can be explained like this; those who believe that God’s Word is the highest authority and absolute truth are on one side – and everyone else is on the other side! Now brother, the world is much too complex to be brought down to a grade school level. Well, I am sure you would love to entangle the beauty of simplicity into a complex free-for-all but for arguments sake, let us just leave it there for now. Truth is not a “personal” interpretation – it is learning and accepting God’s divine reality. The truth is directly connected to God’s thinking which is absolute purity and justice and it is of no personal opinion. It does not matter what anyone believes is the truth for them, if it does not line up with THE TRUTH – it is error! It is true that God’s Word can minister to many different people many different ways – but it will never contradict itself. It is my turn at the podium and I am not ashamed to declare that God’s Word IS the absolute truth and Jesus Christ IS the only way of spiritual salvation! You see, when anyone does not believe God’s Word is the complete, one hundred percent, absolute truth, they cannot fully respect what God say’s because of the possibility that He might be wrong. This lowers the reverential fear of God into the mix of every other philosopher and theologian of all time. And if we have NO FEAR of what God say’s, then in turn we will have NO RESPECT for who He is (or for that matter those who stand for His Word).

Christians in this country have had over 200 years to proclaim God’s Word, to WALK IT, talk it, and demonstrate it – but not many have. There have been a lot of preaching “about” truth but not a whole lot of living it! For example, one reason why God’s people do not have authority and respect in Washington is because they do not have the backbone to stand up for it! Christians have enjoyed the pleasures of God’s blessings and in their fat and lazy state of apathy, allowed the “dark side” to dominate and control our government. Another reason is because we have been so busy fighting each other, we failed to see the humanist walk right past us on their way to implement their Godless ideas into law. The atheist, agnostic and humanist cry out against the view that God’s Word is the absolute truth and are doing everything they can to destroy it. The weak masses that have not built a strong personal spiritual foundation are willingly accepting the convictions of the highly intelligent trend setters. This is because we do NOT want to sacrifice our carnal will or be governed by the spiritual monarchy Kingdom of King Jesus. The flesh desires to live in pleasure without responsibility and is always rebellious against authority. It’s obvious that Satan has used our carnality against us in our legal and political system which has hypnotized the masses to accept the philosophies of the devil’s New World Order. I realize there is a “new – modern thinking” society that has created a disastrous, “politically correct” socially acceptable agenda, but it does NOT change the fact that God’s Word is THE TRUTH. Even if every human on earth believed a lie – God’s Word would still be perfect because He is eternally omniscient.

Thank God for those who have taken a stand for His Word and for the martyrs that have given everything for His absolute truth. The American people love their freedom and it is a blessing from Father but it seems that many never considered the consequences that could come from the freedom to deny God and challenge His authority? It seems the devil is always trying to distort and confuse what God gives as good – into an ugly, twisted manifestation of pride and rebellion. There is no way I can talk about truth without taking a stand for two subjects that have always been important to God and has become a huge issue in our society. Of course all sin is deadly and severs our personal relationship with Jesus but these two are very much in the news and constantly being debated. I will begin with abortion and without regret stand against this act of destruction. It is true that humans have a free will to choose anything they want to do but that does NOT make abortion acceptable in God’s eyes. Women want complete control of their bodies including the right to kill an unborn person but in God’s eyes it is WRONG. It does not matter if every court and legal authority in the land gives “permission” – it is still against God’s truth. It does not matter how many doctors agree that life does not begin at conception or within an embryo – they are wrong and are deceived. It makes no difference if the entire world believes that a fetus is not a human until it breathes air on its own – it is still intentional manslaughter. When a woman receives the seed of life she has made the choice to surrender her power to control the gift of life. Selah. Abortion is not freedom – it is rebellion which produces bondage. If she does not want the gift of life she should not receive the seed. Every child is innocent and should be given the right to live. If the woman does receive the seed but does not want the child – it should be delivered and given to someone who will love it and raise it. Disposing of the unborn like an empty milk carton is a selfish act of sacrifice to the enemy of our soul. We read about the ancient civilizations throwing their children into the burning fires of giant stone idols and we shudder at the barbarianism of who could do that. But, what is the difference? If abortion was not an abomination then why would everyone that has had one feel the deep need to repent? Why is every Mother who has done this been sorry and grieved over their heartless decision? Of course there have been mistakes by young people and many difficult situations that did not have easy answers but excuses are not reasons. Selah. How could anyone justify a decision that leads to the destruction of an innocent human being? There is much controversy about whether rape and incest should be considered an exception and if God would sympathize, but when we follow God’s Word as our ONLY standard of measure – we must agree that it is still wrong. Now brother, what if this was one of your family members? And of course the old saying comes up; well, it’s easy to say what you would do until it happens to you or someone close to you. But, when you base your research on God’s Word about these “soul searching” questions, we will still see the same eternal standards of right and wrong and in His light – it is still wrong to Him. Secular humanism can write libraries of opinions about why it is alright to live the way you want but it will never convince God to change His divine order. We were never created to become defense attorneys for the sins of mankind. Amen. The Lord of heaven and earth is the eternal judge who writes every spiritual law and our purpose and meaning in life is our obedience to these truths. Selah. It is pride that believes man can create his own laws and throw God’s Word out the back door. And it is pride that will destroy the mind, body and soul of those who will refuse to bow their knee in submission to His truth!

To realize that this nation has destroyed over 50 million babies since Roe vs. Wade, (3000 per day) is a sickening reminder of man’s interpretation of freedom. What kind of freedom is this? Freedom to be promiscuous? Freedom from being responsible? Freedom to do whatever we want and not have to answer to God for it? This is not spiritual freedom – it is a devastating example of how filthy humans are without God. “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be HATED of all nations for my names sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall BETRAY one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise and shall DECEIVE many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that ENDURES to the end, the same shall be saved.” (Mathew 24: 9-13) As the world becomes stronger and more aggressive to solidify their philosophies into law and establish their own system of debauchery, we will continue to see the deterioration of life. Humans are nothing more than educated zombies without being filled with the presence of God which gives the only wisdom of TRUTH and the holy understanding of knowledge. “For the time will come when they will not endure (accept) sound doctrine; but after their own lust shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears. And they shall turn away their ears from the TRUTH, and shall be turned unto fables.” (II Timothy 4:3-4) The lost world tries to eliminate all reminders of conviction so they can live without a troubled conscience. Recently a female college graduate complained about how expensive contraceptives were while she was a student. She was making a case for the government to pay for her birth control pills and condoms so that she could have as much sex as she wanted without the cost. Her case brought much public support as it was noted that in California condoms were being passed out to 12 year old school children. So what kind of message is this sending to the next generation? Why is morality being driven out of our society? If cleanness and decently continues to be chipped away, where will this moral collapse take us? When a nation of spiritually calloused hearts become determined crush purity, it is easy to identify the power behind it! Depravity has no intention to stop until humans are ruled by Satan and his New World Order. Unless God’s people intervene in prayer, the world of tomorrow will be a free-for-all culture of Pharisees, demons and zombies. We have already seen a perfect example of a world without divine law and in Genesis we are reminded of a society that slid into a deep pit of lawlessness that worshipped the flesh and opposed God’s Spirit. “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and , behold , it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.” (Genesis 6:5,11,12) The creator of the universe destroyed the world because of man’s hatred for His truth and King Jesus is preparing to come very soon to do likewise. Do not be intimidated by those who do not know God. Selah. By FAITH WE WILL STAND for God’s TRUTH!