Saturday, September 17, 2016

NEVER AGAIN



by Pastor Mike Taylor



“And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. 

v.15  And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.” (Amos 9:14-15)


Has God cast away His people, Israel? Of all the nations of the earth, no other has been so blessed as Israel when she followed after the ways of God. But no other people has been so cursed, as when she forgot her God and followed after pagan gods and idols. Some will say that God divorced Israel and cast her away and the Church has replaced her. But is that true? Has God cast away His people who he brought up out of Egypt in ancient times. Has He cast off the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? The history of the nation of Israel is over 4000 years long and details cannot be fully covered in one offering, but we will touch on the high points of the historical events leading to the modern day establishment of the nation of Israel and the promises made to her.


ANCIENT ISRAEL INTO CAPTIVITY
Israel provoked God by her idolatry and following after the gods of the Canaanites who they drove out before them, but not all. God warned them repeatedly through the prophets that judgment and an evil was coming upon them if they refused to repent and come back to the true God of Heaven, Jehovah (YHWH). Till finally, God had had enough of their idolatry and unrighteousness and cast them from His site.


“For the LORD shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water, and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river, because they have made their groves, provoking the LORD to anger.” (1st Kings 14:15)


“ For I have set my face against this city for evil, and not for good, saith the LORD: it shall be given into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire.” (Jeremiah 21:10)


“Behold, I am against thee, O inhabitant of the valley, and rock of the plain, saith the LORD; which say, Who shall come down against us? or who shall enter into our habitations? 

(v. 14) But I will punish you according to the fruit of your doings, saith the LORD: and I will kindle a fire in the forest thereof, and it shall devour all things round about it.” (Jeremiah 21:13-14)

And so it was according even to historical records that Israel was cast away from God's sight for 70 years into the Kingdom of Babylon. But God was not done with Israel and history shows that Cyrus, King of Persia decreed in 538 BC, the returning of the Jews to Judea and authorizing the rebuilding of the Temple, which was nothing out of the ordinary for this unusual monarch (II Chronicles 36:22-23Ezra 1:1-116:2-5).  God used a pagan king to return the nation of Israel back to their homeland. This was Israel's first dispersion and it's return to their ancestor's land. Israel dwelt in the land even under the rule of other nations, including the Roman Empire until the appearance of the Messiah, as they never regained their independence until recent modern times. 


The Bible shows that from the time of the rebuilding of the Temple by Israel until the coming of the Messiah, Yeshua Moshiach , Jesus the Christ was exactly 483 years when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a foal of a donkey and the city proclaimed Him King with a loud voice “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest” 


It was the only time that Jesus allowed the people to proclaim Him their King. Three days later on the day before Preparation Day for the Passover week, Jesus would be crucified on a cross by the Romans with the Jewish authorities as accomplices. From that hour, the prophetic time clock for the prophecy given to Daniel by Gabriel the ark angel stopped. God gave Israel 40 more years from the crucifixion to recognize Jesus as Messiah, until in 70 AD, Jerusalem and the Temple of God were destroyed by the Romans. Then putting down revolts with the last in about 135 AD, Jerusalem was completely destroyed and the land plowed under with salt and the Jews and Israel were no more. Remaining Jewish people were dispersed to distant lands by their conquerors and Israel was basically forgotten with her name changed by Rome to “Palestine” in recognition of the Philistines, Israel's most hated enemy.


JEWS, A MUCH PERSECUTED PEOPLE


Down through the ages, the Jewish people were persecuted and were forced into submission to other nations and cultures, and no other people would endure such a treatment and continue their own culture, besides the Jewish people. Fast forward to the 20th Century and a push for creating a nation for the Jews starting with the Balfour Declaration in 1917. History shows us that the declaration read as follows:


“His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country”


Due to rising antisemitic prejudices in the nations that harbored the Jewish people, the land of Israel was divided up for a homeland for Jews and Arabs, but almost immediately the Arab-Israeli conflict erupted and Jewish travel to Israel was minimal at best. Enter Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich for the persecution of the Jewish people we now know as the Holocaust where 6 million Jews died in gas chambers, ovens, and other means of extermination such as firing squads. 


I read in horror the account given by Jack Kinsella in the Omega Letter concerning what happened in central Europe nations such as Poland in cities including Auschwitz, Belzec, Chelmno, Majdanek, Sobibor and Treblinka. Of the millions who entered these camps, only a handful emerged.


“Can you imagine the outrage, had the Allies known of these camps? Clearly, the moment the Allies discovered that the Germans were systematically exterminating the entire Jewish population of Europe, the entire tenor of the war would have changed.

No matter how critical other military targets may have been, it is difficult to imagine that any of them could be more critical than the death camps. No matter how many lives might have been at stake because of other targets, there was nothing that compared to the carnage of the Nazi death camps.

What a terrible shame that they didn't know. Think of the millions of lives that could have been saved, had they destroyed those death camps, even as late as the last year of the war!

Except they did know. And they did nothing.” (Jack Kinsella, Omega Letter)


You read that right. America did nothing. We knew, but we made excuses that the war effort did not allow us to use equipment and resources to save a people targeted for extermination. It was reported by a Jewish man, 19 year old Rudolf Vrba who informed the Allies through a Jewish Rabbi with what would become known as the Auschwitz Protocols of what Nazi Germany was doing to a whole race of people. Our war department had a policy in place and spoken of by Assistant secretary of war John McClory of the standing policy that no military resources should be allocated for "rescuing victims of enemy oppression."

('Victims of enemy oppression' was a code for "Jews". The Allies ACTUALLY had a policy in place to let them die.)


I am ashamed of my government duplicity talking from both sides of their mouths when it came to the war effort and the saving of people from Germany's goal of world dominance. But out of evil, came about the fulfilling of a long ago prophecy that God used the evil intents of men for good and for His own purpose. 


ISRAEL WOULD BE REBORN



The prophet Ezekiel was given a vision by God in the valley of dry bones where God brought Israel back from the dead. Everyone thought Israel would be no more, but God had a different idea:


“And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:

(22) And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all.” (Ezekiel 37:21-22


The chapter speaks of the past, the present and the future of modern day Israel. Israel was regathered to her own land with more and more people from other countries from all over the world are making their aliyah, or immigration to Israel. National Israel was born in one day on Pentecost, May 14, 1948:



“(7)(  Before she utravailed, she brought forth;Before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child

(8)  Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things?

Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day?Or shall a nation be born at once?

For as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.” (Isaiah 66:7-8)


It was and is truly a miracle and reinforcement that God has NOT abandoned His people Israel. Israel has had to defend herself since her inception and rebirth as a nation from her Arab neighbors having gone to war with her time and time again. Each time, Israel has been victorious over huge, seemingly, insurmountable odds that seemed impossible to overcome. “But with God, all things are possible”. Even today, the world conspires to bring Israel to ruin. Her present Prime Minister and the man of the hour to lead Israel in these perilous times, Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed in many speeches of the resolve of his government to never allow the attempted extermination of the Jewish people. 


"If anyone thought that following the horrific events of the Holocaust this malignant phenomenon would vanish from this world, it is today obvious that he was wrong."

"The sad fact is that while we mark the Holocaust Memorial Day here at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, some chose to attend the show of hatred against Israel held as we speak in the heart of Europe," Netanyahu said.

"We will not let Holocaust deniers carry out another Holocaust of the Jewish people. This is the supreme commitment of the state of Israel." 
Speaking at the International Holocaust Memorial Day in Auschwitz, the PM of Israel was quoted in the Jerusalem Post: 
“Israel, he said, must stand at the forefront of all civilized nations and warn them about impending danger – while also preparing to defend itself against all threats. “I promise, as head of the Jewish state, that never again will we allow the hand of evil to sever the life of our people and our state,” he solemnly added. Netanyahu chose not to specifically refer to the Iranian regime and its nuclear drive, but has drawn a link between the Nazis and the Iranian threat to the Jews in many recent speeches.” see: (http://www.jpost.com/International/Netanyahu-at-Auschwitz-Never-again
Despite the lessons of the Holocaust, the world learned nothing. The burden of Jerusalem remains as heavy today as ever it has over the millennia.

"Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it." (Zechariah 12:2-3) 


No other nation has caused so much division and world anxiety as the tiny nation of Israel. In the past quarter century, subsequent presidents of the USA have tried to broker a “Peace Treaty” with the Palestinians (a made up people)and Israel, but have failed. Why? Because the Arabs within and without Israel will not recognize Israel as a Jewish state and let them live in peace. Their goal, their intent, and their speech proves that their only ambition is to drive the Jewish people into the Mediterranean Sea to drown. They want the so called “Palestine” to be “ Judenrein” (Jew-free). No free people can bargain with the likes of those who only wish your death and destruction, much like Hitler and Nazi Germany. To be against Israel is to go up against the God of Heaven who proclaimed that Israel would always be a nation before Him: 


“"Thus saith the Lord that giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, that divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; the LORD of hosts is His name: If those ordinances depart from before Me, then the seed of Israel shall cease from being a nation before Me forever. Thus saith the Lord; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the Lord." (Jeremiah 31:35) 


It would be well advised that the Evangelical Church such the likes of the “Christ at the Checkpoint” (sic) which began in 2010 as a biennial conference with the idea that Jesus was a Palestinian who could be suffering under Israeli occupation today as he once suffered under Roman occupation. 


David Neff, who co-convenes an annual evangelical-Jewish leader dialogue, said his Jewish friends have expressed some nervousness over recent gatherings and activities, including Christ at the Checkpoint, which took place in March.


“I think it’s more anecdotal at this point, but nevertheless, it is reasonable to think that with Christ at the Checkpoint people getting the attention of some,” Neff said, referring to Lynne Hybels, wife of megachurch pastor Bill Hybels, and progressive evangelical leader Tony Campolo. “There’s no question: People who have sympathies for the plight of the Palestinians have more access than they used to.”

WARNING TO THOSE WHO ARE ANTISEMITIC

As we approach the end of days and the beginning of the Tribulation, we find more rabid disinformation and bias, and outright antisemitism against the nation of Israel. Do the likes of the above mentioned organization and it's leaders defy God's command to support His chosen people? Are we begging for judgment to come upon them and us, those of us especially who live in the USA as the past supporter of the nation of Israel? 

“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” (Genesis 12:3)

The wise bible believing Christian would do well to stand with Israel and have God on their side, as God has called Israel the apple of His eye:

“For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.” (Zechariah 2:8)


ISRAEL AND THE COMING TRIBULATION

According to dispensationalists, when Jesus was on earth He offered the earthly kingdom to the Jews. Because they rejected it, the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies in regard to their rulership of Palestine and predominance over the nations could not be immediately put into effect. Of necessity there came a gap of centuries during which the Christian Church has played a separate and distinctive role designed by God. 

But this role is not a spiritual fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies regarding Israel. The period of Christian Church history is a parenthesis, not foreseen by the Old Testament prophets and not designed to fulfill their forecasts. This period of the Church will come to an end when the Christian saints are forcefully removed :

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (1st Thessalonians 4:17-18)

This happens seven years before the glorious appearing of Christ in the clouds of heaven and his coming rule and reign on earth, when His Feet touch the Mount of Olives. 

God has set aside Israel temporarily for the Church Age, as we are as mentioned a parenthesis between Israel being set aside and the coming Tribulation, when God the Father will turn His full attention to the national salvation of Israel. But God will not let Israel go unpunished for their national rejection of Him. God said that He would try them as silver and gold is refined in the fire. Many will die, many will be saved, and many will proclaim Jesus as their Messiah. 

“But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap: 

 (3)And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness. 

(4) Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years. “ (Malachi 3:2-4)


The last seven years of this earth's history after the rapture of the Christian saints and before the glorious second coming of Christ are said to be the final week of Daniel's seventy-week prophecy (Dan. 9:24-27). During this seven-year period the great tribulation predicted by Daniel and Christ will occur.

The seven-year period is divided into two periods of three and one-half years each. During the first three and one-half years Israel enters into a covenant with the Antichrist. But at the end of this period the Antichrist breaks the covenant and begins a three and one-half year persecution of the Jews. This is all said to be in fulfillment of Daniel 9:27: 

"He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven,' but in the middle of that 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And one who causes desolation will place abominations on a wing of the temple until the end that is decreed is poured out on him"

Notice that Israel is still a nation, even then. They have been through more wars such as Ezekiel 38-39, or Psalm 83, but Israel still stands, but by making a peace treaty with the prophesied Antichrist, they will realize half way through the Tribulation that they have made a deal with the devil when he enters the newly built temple of God and sits in the Holy of Holies and proclaims himself to be God in the flesh. The AC is not their national savior, but will become their risen Hitler on steroids. He will attempt to eradicate Israel and finish what Hitler only started, but he will ultimately fail. For God comes to fight for them and their enemies can only mourn their eventual destruction. 


“Behold, the day of the Lord is coming,And your spoil will be divided in your midst.
For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem;
The city shall be taken,The houses rifled,And the women ravished.
Half of the city shall go into captivity,But the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then the Lord will go forthAnd fight against those nations,
As He fights in the day of battle.
And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives,Which faces Jerusalem on the east.
And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two,From east to west, Making a very large valley;Half of the mountain shall move toward the north and half of it toward the south.” (Zechariah 14:1-4)


This is at the Battle of Armageddon and the King of kings and Lord of lords will come a destroy all rebellion upon the earth and save the remnant of national Israel. 


11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 

 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had[e] a name written that no one knew except Himself. 


And he was clothed with a with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 

 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean,[f] followed Him on white horses. 

 15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp[g] sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 

 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:

KING OF KINGS ANDLORD OF LORDS.” (Revelation 19:11-16)


“And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.” (Zechariah 14:12) 


Israel will never be uprooted from her land again, as the Lord promised. They will be tried and purified, but those who survive the Tribulation as alive mortal men and women will go into the Millennium to repopulate the earth during the 1000 year reign of Jesus Christ. Amazingly, the Church will join Jesus Christ as the judges of the earth and those who have been killed during the Tribulation and raised to life and those that live during this Millennial reign. 

 “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:4)


We are those (the Church of the Living God) who sit on thrones judging righteously according to what is given to us by God. We will sit on thrones with our Lord and King Jesus just as He sat down on His Father's throne. Revelation chapter 3, promised by Jesus our Savior: 


“' He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.” 


And Israel will become the center of the Kingdom of God with Jerusalem lifted high and all people of the earth will stream to Israel to worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. 


“All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king's winepresses. v. 11 and men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited." (Zechariah 14:10-11) 


Thus saith the Lord; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the Lord of hosts the holy mountain.

Thus saith the Lord of hosts; There shall yet old men and old women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his staff in his hand for very age.

 And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof.

 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; If it be marvellous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be marvellous in mine eyes? saith the Lord of hosts.

 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country;

 And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness"  (Zechariah 8:3-8)

ISRAEL IS GOD'S TIMEPIECE


Israel is the centerpiece of Bible prophecy.  Its existence and history are proof positive of the accuracy of Bible prophecy.  To this point in the historical record, Bible prophecy -- where it can be proved at all -- has proved to be 100% accurate, 100% of the time.

It continues to unfold before our eyes.  We've only touched on the high points in the Big Picture, but the pattern is unmistakable.  Events foretold to take place in the history of Israel and in a single generation, somewhere in time are happening now-- events that can only happen once -- are coming together -- all at once and in THIS generation.

The same God that predicted what has already occurred with such unerring accuracy will continue to perform His Will until His Purpose is accomplished.  Bible prophecy proves God is still on His Throne and is intimately concerned with the affairs of men.

"Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:" (Isaiah 46:9-10



Yes, my reader, Israel will be tried, but a remnant will fill the earth with children and their children for a 1000 years. Israel will be the center of the Kingdom of God and Jesus will rule from Jerusalem and those who go into the Millennial Kingdom will never be afraid again for a thousand years. As God promised, Israel will NEVER AGAIN be uprooted from the land that God gave their forefathers. God made a promise to Abraham, and God keeps His promises...let God be the truth and all other liars. Remember, our God, the true God of Heaven, YHWH, the great I AM, that I AM will bring all that He has said come to pass. Best get on the side of God and His people. 


All who stand with Israel, stand with the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word. God's Word cannot lie. He is coming soon for a chosen people unto Himself and this age will end. Next, comes the purification of Israel and rebellion extinguished from this earth. Since Israel is back in her land , Jesus prophesied:


“Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: 

(33) So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 

(34) Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

(35) Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” (Matthew 24:32-35)

Israel being reborn is that fig tree that has blossomed, and Jesus proclaims His nearness when that happens.

A generation by God's Word is 70 years, 80 years by strength. Israel just celebrated 68 years of being a nation. How much longer is this generation? We are that generation...we are the people who watch Israel and know that our Lord and Savior is close, very close, even at the door...don't wait any longer, not a moment can be wasted. To wait too long will send those who disbelieve or are slow to embrace the Gospel message to be alongside Israel as SHE is purified. Your chances at salvation are today, for tomorrow we are not promised. The world could turn upside down any day now. Don't let the coming of our Lord catch you by surprise. Believe what the Lord God said:

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. 

(v. 11) Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” Revelation 3:10-11)

Israel is in her land, never to be uprooted again, proclaiming because of her habitation of God's land that Jesus is coming soon...are you ready? 


This is Pastor Mike Taylor praying you make that decision for Christ today. If you need counseling, prayer, or just a listening ear then email me atrealteam1999@sbcglobal.net, or visit me online at www.churchofgod-usa.org. God bless you my brethren, 






                TILL WE MEET AT JESUS FEET






Comments

Ort
05/15/2016 7:49pm
May God forgive this nation for letting the Jews die when we could have stopped it. I can't even come to grips with this.
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Peter Evans
08/10/2016 3:56pm
God says what he means and means what he says! God tells us (in the Bible) about the number of Jews killed during the first unified attack on them by the Nazis, etc. and God also states that during the last days before the Second Coming there will be twice as many Jews killed then (See Zechariah). Hence man cannot alter prophecy - therefore we should not level blame on governments who were dealing with a complex war that demanded some heart-wrenching decisions in order to win the war. The decisions taken by man were obviously steered by God Himself!
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mama bear
05/16/2016 5:57am
So many think the church replaced Israel. not so. Romans 9, 10 and 11 tell us different, including Genesis 12:3 and all thru the scripture. G-d is not a Covenant breaker and if so many think HE IS , maybe they should worry about their Salvation Covenant. This is the 69 generation and one to go. This is the time to know HE IS AT THE DOOR, Rev 4 reminds of of what we must do to escape the things coming down on the earth. Don't be left behind. this world is not worth anyones soul for eternity. Time is truly up..Our Redemption is so near..The L-rd said: when Israel becomes a nation, we are that generaion..that was May 1948 and the year 1967 and Israel has rule over Jerusalem...
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Wayne Broadstone
05/16/2016 6:21am
This is indeed a powerful article presented in a spirit of Truth and Biblical accuracy, which is becoming quite rare in the Laodicean mindset which permeates the American "professing" church. Woe to the false shepherds who have granted themselves the humanistic authority to promote a counterfeit gospel. They WILL BE HELD FULLY ACCOUNTABLE FOR WHAT THEY TAUGHT. James 3:1
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mike pentycofe
05/16/2016 3:22pm
AMEN BROTHER !!!!! You have spoken the truth !!!!
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05/18/2016 8:29am
This is an excellent recap of Jewish history at a glance, Pastor Mike. Well done!

As one considers it, just think of how completely improbable it is for any trace of Israel to exist at all today considering all the times it has been conquered, dispersed, and persecuted over thousands of years.

For the most part, one culture absorbed by a larger one simply disappears, its members becoming assimilated into the former's society. That Israel could retain its identity intact even when conquered by powerful empires such as Assyria, Babylon, Greece, and Rome - and come to exist once again after a 2000 year dispersion intact as a nation in its ancestral home defies what we could ever expect imagine!

In my view, only God's direct, divine intervention made this possible and it seems clear from such that all the promises he made concerning Israel will literally be carried out.

The indications are it will be very soon because it is readily apparent that the world is becoming more and more hostile toward it, even its greatest ally, the United States. Fortunately, despite the "official" coldness the current administration has demonstrated toward Israel, it still has a great deal of support among our private citizens and I do believe that God will honor this.

No matter how dark the situation in the Middle East may look, God's Plan for Israel WILL be fulfilled EXACTLY the way he described - as so will it be for all of us who have believed in his Son!

Won't be long now!!
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Israel, Nigeria
05/19/2016 1:31pm
Those who are plotting evil against  Israel are not contending with man but with the Almighty Yahweh. According to Ezekiel 38 & 39, an evil nation (Russia?) will lead an alliance of hostile Islamic nations against Israel in this end time. However, the Almighty Yahweh promised them a crushing humiliating defeat. No one can battle with the Almighty and win. Yahweh has gathered Israel back to their promised land and He will surely preserve them for the imminent Millennial kingdom.

Therefore, those 'Christians' who are taking side with the enemies of the Jews should remember that the Messiah who died for us
was a Jew (in the natural), the patriarchs were Jews, the prophets and apostles who gave us the Bible were Jews and the gospel was preached to us (gentiles) by Jews. I believe they will stand before the Judge very soon and give account for their hostility toward the Jews

Yahweh's infallible plans for Israel ,written in Isaiah 60, will surely be fulfilled as we enter the Millennial kingdom soon.
Thanks to Pastor Mike.
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END OF DAYS IS AT HAND

BY PASTOR MIKE TAYLOR



For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.” (Ephesians 5:31-32)

In keeping with the line of the “mysteries” that Paul revealed to us within his epistles, Paul showed us many revelations that were not revealed previously in any other passage of your bible. They were “hidden” from view and were not explained, until Paul was taught by the King of kings, Jesus Christ our Lord. Remember in past messages, Paul was taken into the Arabian desert for about 3 years and was given instructions and teaching of the meaning of passages found in your bible that no man had understood up until it was revealed to the Apostle Paul. This chapter is but another clarification of what a man united to a woman in Holy Matrimony means to Almighty God and why that this union is most sacred. And for that reason, this nation and the world is in grave danger.

In chapter 5 of the book of Ephesians, Paul makes an astounding comparison that in reading this chapter, I had not previously understood myself what Paul was trying to explain:

“ Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

v. 7, Be not ye therefore partakers with them.

v. 8, For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

v.9, (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) (Ephesians 5:6-9)

Thus Paul began to reveal the “mystery” that is found in the uniting of two people, one man to one woman in marriage. Paul begins to explain in detail further into this chapter found in Ephesians:

“Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

v. 11, And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

v. 12, For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.”

Paul begins to go into detail of things that are done in darkness and to stay away from, but come into the light v. 14, “Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.”

The point of the chapter is to explain sacred meaning of the institution of marriage and what God expects of those who belong to Him...

v. 22, “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

23,  For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

24, Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

25, Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

26, That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,”

In a casual reading of this passage, you would think that Paul is speaking of the relationship between a man and a woman solely, but is that all Paul is trying to convey? Paul speaks of a “mystery” that is hidden from view and has not been understood previously. While pondering this and hearing a message by a dear brother in our church, I came to fully understand what Paul was driving at. Let us turn now to the Old Testament when God brought the institution of marriage into being.

Genesis 2:21, “So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh;

22, and the rib which the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.

23, Then the man said, "This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man."

24, Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh.”

One thing is curious here if you think about it. Is not God able to make woman as He made man? Of course He can. Can God not take the dirt of the ground and make another human and breath the breath of life into her? Also, why did God have Adam fall into a “deep sleep” to take one of his ribs to make Eve? Isn't God able to do this without needing Adam to fall into a deep sleep? But think of what a “deep sleep” symbolizes in scripture. Death is often referred to as “sleep”...or sleeping in the dust as explained elsewhere in scripture.

Notice that God took a rib out of his side. Not from his foot or from his hand, or any other bone in his body...they were made to be one flesh...”flesh of my flesh, and bone of my bone”. God brought Eve unto the “first Adam” and they became ONE. What, if anything is God trying to reveal to us here?, What is Paul revealing that is explained in Ephesians? Let us fast forward in time when Jesus was on the cross, some four thousand years into the future from the 1st Adam being given a “bride” to be by his side.

John 19: 33, “But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:

34, But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.

35, And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.”

The Second Adam, Jesus Christ our Lord hung on a cross and died a horrible death, but to prove that He was actually dead, a Roman soldier took a spear and pierced His side. In His death, “His sleep” God took out of His side below His ribs, a coming bride. By the death of our Lord and the piercing of His side, the redemption of His bride that had been lost at the Garden of Eden, was sealed. Fifty day later from the time of His resurrection, the Church would be born at Pentecost and Jesus was to be betrothed to His bride.

Acts 2:2, “And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

3, And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

4, And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

Thus the bride of Christ was born...the Church of the Living God. Almighty God has been adding to His body for now nigh, 2000 years and has not taken her, as of yet, to be His bride, unlike when Eve was given to Adam and proclaimed her “flesh of my flesh, and bone of my bone”.

Paul proclaimed in this fifth chapter of Ephesians what God has been doing the whole time in forming His bride, from the flesh of His flesh and from the bone of His bone,

5:27, “That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

28, So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

29, For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

30, For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

31, For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

32, This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.”

Do you see the parallel comparison of the Bride of Adam the First, and the Bride of the last Adam the Son of God, the second Adam that gave His life for a bride holy and unblemished by the sins of this world? It is why the institution of marriage is so sacred and holy in the eyes of God, as it symbolizes Christ, the head of the Church, or husband of the Church, and His body, the bride of Christ of one man, one woman, as created by God found in the 2nd chapter of Genesis.

Any other variation conceived by mortal man, God calls an ABOMINATION before Him, as it mocks His creative plan for the spotless bride that is betrothed to His Son, Jesus Christ. And God has prepared a bride for His Son, and when we see Him, we will be like He is..

1st John 3:2  “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

3, And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.”
 LGBT Movement, an ABOMINATION BEFORE GOD


Satan relishes the ability to deceive mortal man, as he knows that man without God is prone to sins of the flesh and the pride of life. His sole purpose is to distort and twist God's Word to make man an unclean thing in God's sight.


1st John 2: 15, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

16, For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world,

17, And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”

Jeremiah wrote under Holy Spirit direction what Satan is counting on:

17:9, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

10, I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

11, As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.”
AS IT WERE IN THE DAYS OF NOAH

There was another time, that what is happening in our generation, happened even then, and what did God do to them? Jesus proclaimed in Matthew chapter 24 what our generation would look like:

24:37, But as the days of Noah 
were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.

38, For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,

39, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”



This was a time of unmentionable evil that God regretted even making mankind, as their hearts were given to evil continuously. God destroyed the earth with water and wiped the earth clean of mankind that He had made, all except for 8 souls that found favor in God's eyes.


As then, God condemns sins of the flesh, and for that matter any sin that goes against His written Laws of human conduct toward God and mankind. God hates sin, as it cannot be in God's heaven. But the one sin that He calls an abomination must stink in His nostrils like no other.

Leviticus 18:22 “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”


Why? Because it is a mockery, a perversion, and a sin so great, that God will not allow those who commit such evil into the Kingdom of God coming. But abomination is just a word, until you look at the deep meaning of what God is saying here...From Wikipedia, this definition and explanation is given:


 
Abomination (from Latin abominare, "to deprecate as an ill omen") is an English term used to translate the Biblical Hebrew terms shiqquwts ("shiqqûts") and sheqets. An abomination in English is that which is exceptionally loathsome, hatefulsinfulwicked, or vile.


Paul addresses the subject in Romans and cannot be more clear that God hates such sin with a everlasting hate and will not allow those who partake of this vice into His presence.



Romans 1:20, “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 Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

 
21Because 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.

 
22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

 
23And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

 
24Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

 
25Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

 
26For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

 
27And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

 
28And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;”


Here God condemns homosexuality, being gay, Lesbian, bisexual, or transgender as an abomination unto His Holy Name. God tells those who partake of this evil what their end will be:


1st Corinthians 6: 9, “ Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, (which includes all LGBT transgressors of God's natural order) brackets my emphasis.)

 
10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”


This is not a new occurrence, as man in his ability to do wicked deeds, sins against his own flesh by being joined to the same gender as himself/herself and defiles themselves with what God has defined as gross sin. It has occurred all through the history of evil men, as even the Old Testament, not just the New Testament gives cases that God brought judgment and swift retribution for their crime against a Holy God and His laws.


In each of the three instances in the Old Testament where homosexuality is shown in society, destruction immediately follows. The city of Sodom gave its name to this vile practice and has served as the preeminent example of God's displeasure (
Genesis 18:20-2119:1-29). Two lesser-known cases also show that a rise in homosexuality signals a quick decline and fall. Such was the case of the tribe of Benjamin that was nearly destroyed because of homosexuality found in Judges 19-21. And in 1st Kings in the reign of Rehoboam of Judah, the Bible records, "And there were also perverted persons in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel" (I Kings 14:24). "Perverted persons" is a translation of the Hebrew qedeshim, meaning "those practicing sodomy and prostitution in religious rituals". The next verses reveal the result of their sin: Pharaoh Shishak of Egypt marched against Judah and conquered Jerusalem, carrying away all the treasures of the Temple and the royal house (verses 25-26).


History also records the debauchery of the Roman Empire and it's citizens using roman baths to commit heinous acts of homosexuality and the moral conduct of the empire contributed to their eventual downfall.


Those who commit such acts, God says He will not allow them into His presence and they will be separated from Him for all eternity, where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth. Some call it HELL, or the Lake of Fire.


Some will say that we must be tolerant. We must love others as ourselves, just as the idiot in chief tried to use the “Golden Rule” as his support for allowing all things gay into this culture. In the last 50 years, the LGBT community has made steady inroads into this nation, and with the election of this present POTUS, (I won't use his name, as it is loathsome to me) has promoted all things gay and even made a executive order that June of the year, is LGBT pride month. This for a minority community that has had the same rights that every American has always had, but they want special treatment.


Not only is homosexuality out of the closet in America, it is entirely out in the open and militantly demanding its recognition and acceptance. With political power far exceeding their numbers, homosexuals now feel greatly empowered with an openly supportive President in the White House. Whoever thinks this nation is still many years from collapse needs to think again.


Recently, the DOMA act (Defense of Marriage Act) was abandoned because the “idiot in chief” would not support it. Then the Supreme Court in all their arrogance went against God and gave legitimacy to the “union” (sic) of same sex individuals that must be recognized in every state. Our POTUS...let me rephrase that, YOUR POTUS, as he is not mine, has promoted all things gay and been at the forefront of blurring the lines between the sexes by letting transgender men or women use whatever public bathroom that fits their emotional stance at the present time. Of course, one cannot prevent perverts and pedophiles from taking advantage of this and preying on your daughter, young son or wife while behind closed doors.


The LGBT adherents have taken the sacred institution of marriage and common decency and thrown it to the ground and stomped all over it...and the present government allows it, endorses it, and promotes it and for that, God will surely judge, if it has not already begun against this nation for the evil that we have done in the name of “political correctness”. Not only is this nation condemning itself to eventual destruction, but every man, woman, and yes, even children that partake in this sin, or any sin of the flesh and does not turn away from their evil conduct by seeking forgiveness from Almighty God, dooms themselves to an everlasting judgment from God, into outer darkness, where “Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched”. (Mark 9:44)


You who practice such evil, do you see yourselves in this message? I pray it puts a burr under your saddle and God's Holy Spirit convicts you, until you can't be still but must confess your sins before a Holy God and beg forgiveness and cleansing from One Person who can take away the sins of the flesh you have committed, Jesus Christ, the Son of God.


You that have turn a blind eye, and taken the stance of live and let live and ignore what is happening all around you, or until you face it squarely when your wife or daughter is defiled, what will you do? You can't do it alone my friend. No one can do it alone. The forces of evil are building exponentially as we approach the end of days....we were warned in God's Word:


Ephesians 6:12, ““For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high 
places.”

This world is quickly coming to an end. The climax of the rule of mankind is closing in on the last 7 years of his governance in which he has done a thoroughly terrible job, according to what is righteous and good in the sight of God. Soon the coming time known as Jacob's troubles will be upon the earth. It may come sooner than anyone of us, Christian or otherwise, even thinks or imagines. My spirit bears witness with the Spirit of God, that this will not go on much longer.


We who are alive and fighting this battle against the rulers of the darkness of this world, must take on the whole armor of God, if we are even able to stand against the onslaught that has come and only will get exponentially worse.


Ephesians 6:13 “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

 
14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

 
15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

 
16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

 
17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

 
18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;”


Think you can stand by yourself? Think again. You don't have the power or the strength to stand against the wiles of the devil. Satan will have you for lunch and you will likely succumb to the darkness that will overtake this world. I have preached till I'm nearly blue in the face as Tribulation is coming and the time grows short where a woman/man can be found in Jesus Christ and be removed from the coming wrath of God. Make no mistake, friend, wrath is coming and if you think it's bad now, you haven't seen anything yet, and frankly, you don't want to...


This ABOMINATION that is the LGBT “movement” is only the tip of the iceberg that will bring the wrath of God, much like it did in Noah's day when men were constantly doing evil. God has designed the coming tribulation for two things and I've said this time and time again. First is the complete annihilation of ALL rebellion on this earth. Second is the coming acceptance of Israel of their Messiah that they rejected 2000 years ago. God has warned through Jesus Christ while on earth:


Mark 13:19 “For 
in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.

 
20And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.”


Do you get the gravity of that statement by our Lord? No flesh will be saved, if the events were allowed to play to it's conclusion. Only those who accepted their Messiah, will be supernaturally protected and go into the Millennium as mortal men and women. Everyone else, “those that dwell upon the earth” will die horrible deaths by whatever means known to man either natural or supernatural.


God has said in His Word in Isaiah 66:15-16:

“For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.

 
16For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.”

To further give you the gravity of the coming wrath of God, Zephaniah wrote in 1:17- 18:

“"And I will bring distress on men, so that they shall walk as the blind because they have sinned against the LORD. And their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as dung.

18, Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole earth shall be devoured by the fire of His jealousy, for He shall make even a full end, yea, a terrible end of all who dwell upon the earth.”


But to those who call upon the name of the Lord, God has promised:

“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,” (1st Thessalonians 5:9)


Romans 10:12 ”For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

 
13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”


“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life”. ( John 3:16)

 How do you believe? Believe that Jesus died for your sins and mine, that God the Father raised Him on the 3rd day according to the scriptures, and stands at the right hand of God, as His only Son...the Son of God....repent of your sins that He has already paid for by faith believing, and thou shalt be saved!...The End of the Age is at Hand.
This is Pastor Mike Taylor, praying you find my Lord Jesus before the coming Tribulation begins. If you need prayer, counseling, or just a listening ear, email me at
realteam1999@sbcglobal.net, or visit me online at www.churchofgod-usa.org. God bless you all, 



TILL WE MEET AT JESUS FEET


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michael
06/03/2016 3:37pm
thanks for your stand
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06/04/2016 7:43am
we must all take a stand for righteousness and give God all the glory when He moves on our behalf....praise His Name..
Pastor MIke
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Pete
06/03/2016 5:56pm
Pastor: great Word! It lead me to a thought I had never considered before. As the marriage relationship between a man and a woman is a reflection of the relationship between Jesus and the Church. It makes sense about the old Testamemt provisions for divorce and how Christ reflected upon it in the New Testament.

In the Old Testament a man could divorce when his wife broke faith in the marriage. Which reflects the works based faith of Israel having to do to remain faithful to the Father.

Yet, in the New Testament when Jesus speaks of divorce do you notice the change? His answer reflects the secure Holy Spirit link between what will be the church and Him. Yet because of our weakness He allowed it. But it was not intended as such.
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Charlon Williams
06/03/2016 6:03pm

Dear Pastor Mike,
I see and feel the Power of the Holy Spirit burning through your Spirit, as you share the message of the truth for these days being that "The End of Days Is AT Hand", and Proclaiming God's Holiness. Of course the message of God's truth is the same yesterday, today and forever, but we are living in the generation that are living as they did in Noah's Day preceding God's first judgment of the world. God hates all sin, but the sins that He calls an "abomination" are becoming prevalent throughout the world.

The heart ache that many of us felt when we had the rude awakening that we were losing our country after the first election of the POTUS, was a period of confusion for me. You were still preaching God and Country, and I was being encouraged to defend our liberty; God soon led us to an awareness that it was later than we thought and brought us to understand that we are living in the last days of America as we have known it, the end of the church age approaching, and we began hearing a call to strengthen our faith in our God, and to warn other Christians and to be ready to proclaim the hope of our faith to an unbelieving world. It seems like such a short time ago as we have watched the escalation of godlessness, from removing God and prayer from our schools, murdering our babies/abortion, then the increase of anti-Semitism, then our Government not only turning its' back on Israel but helping Israel's enemies. The falling away of the church and casting away of God's word and statues, and now the abomination of LGBT being forced down our throats and taught in our public schools. The world seems to be begging for judgment, and especially our current administration/regime. Those of us who were children during the 2nd world war never thought our grandchildren's generation would be supporting socialism and terrorists. We Christians need to be consciously aware that we are in need of wearing God's armor every minute, as the enemy increases his spiritual warfare. Thank you for your warnings to the unsaved, to half hearted Christians until you are "blue in the face" and for the encouragement to we Christians who stand together encouraging each other with the blessed Hope of Jesus Rapturing His Bride, and of God's final victory that is coming. We know that when we put our trust in our God who is faithful, He will never leave or forsake us. Our victory is in Him.
The Lord Bless and be not weary in well doing! Charlon
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06/04/2016 7:48am
My Sister in the Lord,
Letters like this just make me want to shout "Hallelujah" as God Word reaches folks like you who understand and stand with me in this troubled times we live in....Praise God and let's give Him all the glory...thank you sister..
Pastor Mike
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Mama Bear
06/04/2016 5:32am
This is a wonderful article covering all we must take so seriously. we know HE is coming for the Church. I think if only so many would stay in the word and pray without ceasing to make sure we do not stray and to be watchmen on the wall for those who are perishing . WE know G-d's Word is all power as it is HIM. He told us when Israel became a nation which it did in 1948 that we are the generation that is alive and standing that will see HIM.. we know we are in the 69th year and the seventieth is next year. the rapture could be any secant and we do not know the day or hour but we do know the season. Thank you and G-d bless you Mike , we love you so much.
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06/04/2016 7:50am
Sister,
and I love you, too in the Lord....Praise God for folks like you that make my ministry a blessing to me and gives Praise to our awesome God....bless you,
Pastor Mike
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06/04/2016 7:42am
Brethren,
I received this email from a sister and it just broke my heart. Let us join with her and pray for her family, her son, grandchild, and even this lesbian "mother" that God will intervene and convict unto salvation for them all....I post her email for you to know the situation...let us stand up for her prayer request and bombard the throne of heaven with our prayers...God bless,
Pastor Mike
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Dear Pastor,
My first grandson was born three years ago, my son got a girl pregnant and Long story, short. They lost custody because they were leaving my grandbaby , who was five months old alone with his five year old sister while they went to buy meth and alcohol. My husband and I had this beautiful boy the first two years of his life. My son went back to prison for the sixth or seventh time, and the mom of our grandson eventually got custody. The mother has decided to be a lesbian and lives with her female lover. When I had the baby I began to teach him of Jesus. At seven months old he would raise his tiny arms and praise Jesus ---- as he saw me do all the time. At a year old he raised his arms and would say "praise Jeez"
I don't get to see my grandbaby much but recently won a court case of a grandparent visitation of one day a month, which is unusual in Colorado... grandparents don't have rights in this state.
My heart is broken pastor, I honestly did not think I would be here as the days of Noah made its grand reappearance!
I am so literally sick to my stomach!!! My little grandbaby having two mommies, as they like to tell him. He loves Jesus!!! I know he does as I have witnessed first hand the adoration and praise this child gives. It's like, he has a connection to the Lord that has nothing to do with any adult in his life. Like he just knows God is real!! Its amazing! He tells me how he is going to fly with Jesus! And they are going to ride motorcycles together. And he believes he might even beat Jesus in a race, cause he's so fast..... I will do everything in my power to teach him more and more of Jesus in the twentyfour hours once a month, that the court has given me.. No!!! That the Lord has given me.
Pastor would you pray for him too? His name is Michael. Do you believe he will be OK ?
Thank you sir for your amazing articles.... I learn a great deal from you.
Maranatha
Marla
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Charlon Williams
06/04/2016 4:09pm
Dear Marla,
My heart is broken with yours as we see the deceived and addicted in this world and see the need to pray for their souls. It is no accident that God had you in your grandson's life for his first two years. I see the miraculous connection between little Children and our God the Creator. They are so ready to believe in Him. Praises to our God for His miraculous intervention in creating the opportunity for you to continue to be an influence for Jesus in His life. So many children lose that simple faith as they grow and are seduced by the sinfulness of this world and the sin nature. Yes, I do think your grandson will be all right and God has given you hope in the midst of a seemingly hopeless situation. Nothing is impossible with our God. Continue to be encouraged, watching for continued opportunities to love him unto Jesus when the Holy Spirit will convict and enlighten him to his need for a Savior. Glory and thanks be unto God.
YSIC, Charlon
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Gerald
06/04/2016 9:57am
Homosexuality is sickening. I served in the U. S. Navy and the home port of our ship was Alameda, Calif., across the bay from San Francisco. Those perverts attempted to prey on sailors who went on liberty from the ship. I was so glad to reach the end of my enlistment and return to the Midwest away from them as they would try to openly approach us for sex with them. In recent years, God's judgment against them came in the form of the HIV virus for which no cure has been found. I just read on the internet this week that the Zika virus can be transmitted to another person by kissing or oral sex. More judgment unleashed.
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06/08/2016 6:12pm
I like to share with the brethren, emails that I get over a particular message God has asked me to give...
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Good afternoon, Pastor Mike,
Thank you so much for your article, “The End Of Days Is At Hand”. The things you say are painfully true, and the church has begun to cower from speaking the Word of God in favor of tolerance and a social gospel. My sister is married to her female “significant other”, and while I love my sister, I do not celebrate this union. She has, over the past year or so, begun to attend a church that has got her convinced that the references in the Bible to the abomination of homosexuality is actually behavior that is more extreme and abhorrent than just plain gay behavior. She sees nowhere in Scripture, according to this teaching, that her choices are against the Word of God. I think this is where the gay community, particularly in churches, has been “given over to a reprobate mind.” Even many Christians, who find no problem with the behavior of the LGBT population, have begun to justify this sin based on personal experiences of knowing such folks and sympathizing with them in their plight to find themselves and act on the feelings that they believe they were born to have. I don’t know the entire psychology of homosexuality, but I do know that it’s not condoned in the Bible. As a pastor said in a church that I visited today, “I do not apologize for the Word of God.” May you continue, Pastor Mike, to preach the Word boldly, and may God give me the boldness to stand on His promises and share His Word with the world.

God’s exponential blessings to you,
Mary
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israel, Nigeria
06/17/2016 9:31am
Pastor, Yahweh bless you for standing against evil in our generation.
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