I pray all is well with you where ever you are! Things here in Virginia are going good as we wrapped up a nice week end in the church here! Many people always ask me if there are still prophets today. I always have to tell them, "I guess it depends on what church you go to". Without doubt the Old and New testament speaks of prophets, and being that most Christians today, do NOT believe in prophets, it's no wonder, America is falling at an incredible high rate of speed!
Well, we actually had a prophet from the Bahamas visit this week end and seemed to have a pretty good word for the church! I was a little nervous at first when he came out in a wardrobe covered with the "Equidistant Cross" which is dedicated to sun worship but after the following messages I would assume he probably is not aware of what the image represents. If I sound a little nervous on who to trust as a prophet these days, you should too, BUT, at the same KNOW that the bible clearly says there ARE prophets today!
Matthew 24:24-25 King James Version (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.
Behold, I have told you before.
I think what got me worried the most through the years is when I realized that 99% of the prophets today can discern how much money someone makes and the troubles someone else might be going through, BUT, can't discern the same things the prophets like Jesus, Daniel, John, Paul and the list goes on, discerned concerning end times!
One thing for sure, if someone is prophesying a PRE tribulation rapture, they certainly, did NOT get it from God! Praise the LORD though! because all God ever really wants from anyone is "Godly Repentance!"
So anyway, Do you love God?
I've come to understand over the years that there are two types of sinners that everyone on the earth falls into. There are repentant sinners and unrepentant sinners. What I mean by that, is that there are sinners that may be seeking God and hate any sin that God exposes in their life, and want, with all their heart to get out of it. There are also sinners that have sin in their life and could care less what the bible has to say about it!
One thing that has always puzzled me in the bible is why God called David a man after God's own heart, even though, David had more than a few wives against God's word and more that a couple dozen in his little harem besides the wives. At the same time his son Solomon who had 700 wives and 300 lovers really stirred up God's anger.
1 Kings 11:4 King James Version (KJV)
For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father.
I have studied the so called "star of David" more than ever in recent weeks, including a trip to the Masonic Museum in Alexandria, Va. because I heard that it is an important part of their masonry organization. Well after the visit I can assure you what I heard was true! This led me to dig in even deeper as to why the masons would be using this star and just where did this thing we call the star of David really even come from.
In case your wondering where I'm going with this, hold on! Your going to see ,we either love God the way Solomon did, OR, we love God the way that David did!
First we see Amos, who was a prophet shortly after the time of King Solomon. Amos was sent to the Jewish people over the very idols we are told in 1st Kings 11 that Solomon fell into.
Amos 5:26 King James Version (KJV)
But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves. (See also Acts 7:43)
Honestly I'd have to give you a multiple page story to show you in detail how the star of David as we know it, was in reality, NOTHING more, than "The Seal of Solomon" or "The star of Molech". This star, just as many things have done over the years, changed into a more attractive and less obvious name. For instance, the idol Ishtar, we see Solomon fell into in 1st Kings 11, is what we call Easter here in the USA now but never mentioning that many years ago these eggs were actually dyed in the blood of about 3 month old babies! Although we don't dye eggs here with the blood of babies, there is a good chance that the many abortions that take place in the USA now, tie into the worship of Ishtar and Molech!
You see, David did NOT tell his son Solomon to put six pointed stars on the porch chapiters of the Temple, however, he did tell him to put lily work on them!
1st Kings 7:19 King James Version (KJV)
And the chapiters that were upon the top of the pillars were of lily work in the porch, four cubits.
If you don't know what a lily looks like, please click this link to see one.
Now, if your not sure what the so called "star of David" looks like, be sure to google it and check it out in comparison with the lilies, BUT, don't forget to check out "The Seal of Solomon" also if you want a little TRUTH to go with it!
In fact, you can just click here!
David made some mistakes with God but had Godly repentance and a pure heart before God, where as his son Solomon, learned to love the sin he fell into and refused to repent of his idolatry! The number one commandment with God is to have NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME! That would explain why JESUS was more furious with religious leaders than He was with sinners outside the church in many instances! The religious leaders should know these things which is why judgment begins at the house of God!
1 Peter 4:17 King James Version (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?
God knows that many of us just inherit lies from our fore fathers in ignorance and will have mercy on us for a space of time. Although even in our ignorance, many things may happen to us that we, thought, were just coincidence, but were actually the disciplining hand of God!
Jeremiah 16:19 King James Version (KJV)
O Lord, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.
Now if your thinking the above verse has nothing to do with us, BE SURE, it ONLY has something to do with us! Before Jesus came almost 2000 years ago, the Gentiles, were NOT a part of God's Kingdom here on the earth! It was not until the house hold of Cornelius approximately 10 years after the crucifixion in Acts chapter 10 that the gospel came to us, the Gentiles!
What God was trying to say through the prophet Jeremiah was that one day the gentiles are going to KNOW that that silly little Easter bunny that they were told delivered colored eggs to their house was nothing more than the paganized religion of Ishtar. They are going to KNOW that the deeds of the Nicolaitans that JESUS hated so much in the Book of Revelation ties into Ol Saint Nick on December 25th and he NEVER really climbed in through your chimney!
REVELATION 2:6 King James Version (KJV)
But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolatitans, which I also hate.
If there is one thing I have learned through my few years in the church it's this. Most people today choose to just continue to hold on to these things and shut their ears to the truth! They would rather hold on to their traditions and lies as Solomon did rather than to repent and get right with God the way David did!
Did you know that 200 years ago in this country it was illegal to have a Christmas tree? and churches were not allowed to open their doors on December 25th? At first glance you would think that they were against God 200 years ago but in reality the Christians knew God at that time and they knew that the celebration that takes place on December 25th has NOTHING to do with JESUS! You should try counting the months between Ishtar, which we now call Easter and Christmas and then try to figure out who's baby was really born on December 25th. I know I celebrated December 25th for MANY years, and JESUS was NEVER on my mind as I spent weeks upon weeks around that decorated tree!
Well, I'm getting a little long here and I'm sure people are getting a little busy this month as they prepare for the upcoming ungodly Halloween event. Let me finish with this, the prophet that just visited here mentioned judgment coming on the USA for it's immorality and hopefully that was not a Word that Christians in the USA would need to hear in order to know it's coming. We as Christians though, seem to look more at the immorality going on outside the church when the church itself is filled with idolatry and refuses to repent of their idolatry the same way the world is refusing to repent of theirs!
2 Chronicles 7:14 King James Version (KJV)
IF My people (The House of God) , which are called by My Name (even apostolics?), shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Have a VERY BLESSED week!
and be SURE to tell someone the TRUTH about the holidays!
Would have been BETTER to stick with the Holy Days!