Tuesday, August 21, 2018


 - Steve Schmutzer 
You have to admit - it's a fantastic story.
Against all odds, a well-known polarizing figure gains the leadership of an entire nation - the world's number one superpower. But he's an outsider. He's not one of the establishment folk, and his path to power was an unconventional one.
Not everyone is happy about this - especially the members of the ruling class. This new guy's a legitimate threat to their self-serving agenda, and his early successes force them to rethink what they most want to believe about themselves.
While the new leader gained his position through proper process, plenty of people think he's illegitimate. They feel sorry for themselves, and they lick their wounds daily.
Right away, the new guy gets the job done well - certainly better than those around him are doing. He's got that touch, that "git-'er-done" reliability. He's the classic "what-you-see-is-what-you-get" kind of leader, and he holds people accountable to their responsibilities.
He's good on his word too, and he doesn't play political games. He's respected by those who matter most, and he gets more powerful with each decision he makes.
What's particularly maddening to the dyed-in-the-wool establishment hypocrites is this new guy supports Israel! He even has the right view of Jerusalem, and he makes that point public.
The bloated establishment is beside itself with fear and rage. The "big boys" won't admit it to the new guy's face, but they can't stand him. Their mutinous ideas start percolating just under the surface. They cultivate a seething hatred for this new leader, and they decide they must get rid of him.
They commit themselves to finding some fault or flaw in the new leader - and so they make mountains out of molehills. They peer into every corner, turn over every stone, and probe every deal he's done. They lament the way the laws of their land have protected him, and they seek to change the rules so they can achieve their goal.
In their rabid mania, the deep state bunch dismisses their own glaring faults. They ignore their own ethical fiascoes. None of their scandals matter to them because they are gripped by a fanatical obsession to overturn this new leader's appointment to office.
The new leader's political foes stick together because their ambition to overturn a legitimate leader is a corrupt one. They have to maintain that all-important safety in numbers thing to achieve their goal. But they can't find anything to pin on this guy. His record is sound.
With their options running out, the establishment becomes increasingly frustrated. Rumors mount that they want to assassinate the new leader. They want him dead, and covert ideas to achieve that are proposed and discussed.
The new leader was Daniel - of course. Who else did you think it was?
You can read about everything I just wrote in the Scriptures. Daniel Chapter 6 has all the details, and to answer my own question, it does sounds an awful lot like what we're seeing today with President Trump, doesn't it?
Let's hit the high points of the story.
Daniel, a Jew in exile, rose quickly within the ranks of the new Medo-Persian leadership because he was different. He was better than his peers, and King Darius noticed. Daniel was more trustworthy and he always did his job extremely well. He achieved his promotion by the king's appointment, and he was slated to be the #2 guy in the entire empire. In effect, he'd be ruling the kingdom. Daniel's situation was a lot like Joseph's under Pharoah.
Yet, people were then as they are now, and jealousy and pride marinated most of the political landscape as it continues to. They felt entitled to their power, and they couldn't tolerate this unexpected development. They were determined to put an end to it. The picture that emerges in Daniel Chapter 6 is painted by the same blind rage and sleazy motives that characterize human nature today.
You know the rest of the story. These other leaders plot against Daniel, play deceptively to the king's ego, and eventually trap Daniel by outlawing his faith. They manage to get Daniel tossed into the den for the ravenous lions. What's clear throughout the whole account is Daniel hasn't done anything to deserve this kind of treatment. What's also obvious is the brazen treachery and evil ambition of his foes.
The good news is Daniel supernaturally survives his ordeal when God sends an angel to shut the lions' mouths. And so the king yanks Daniel up, throws Daniel's adversaries in, and the lions have a feast when no angel shows up a second time. Justice is served - literally!
We may wonder if the second part of Daniel's story will parallel today's events as much as the first part already has. I don't know. But a friend once told me, "God is not done writing the story." The bottom line is God hadn't lost control when things looked their worst for Daniel, and God remains in absolute control right now.
Daniel is not President Trump, and President Trump is not Daniel. I get that. God's got different intentions for each. But here are a few takeaways from Daniel's story that we can - and should! - apply to what we are watching today:
THE BATTLE WE SEE IS A SPIRITUAL ONE. Hillary is on her (latest) book tour. It's little more than an organized tantrum of poor excuses for her election loss. She blames Bernie, excoriates electorates, trashes Trump, criticizes Comey, and rips Republicans. She sees nothing wrong with herself and her choices. Her palpable rage and denial of reality is truly clinical.
This is consistent with a much larger national phenomenon I've observed. The anger of the left is way out of control and their claims are baseless and self-serving. Like their leader they didn't get, it's an outward sign of an inward problem.
I've also watched a half-dozen or so videos of people who are reacting in odd fashion to President Trump's election win, to his policies, to his supporters, and even to his "Make America Great Again" cap.
The videos are disturbing to watch. There is moaning, shrieking, growling, roaring, flailing about, eyes rolling back, contortions, foaming and spitting - and these aren't even Berkeley demonstrations! They are just straightforward displays of weird and atypical behavior. Well, it's weird and atypical for humans - but it is standard stuff for demons!
Here's my conclusion. President Trump's election was a surprise to the principalities and powers of the unseen world (Eph. 6:12) as much as it was to the flesh and blood folks in DC. His win shoved a stick in the spokes of the dark side's agenda. Their resulting rage is erupting through the veil that hangs between their spiritual world and our physical one. It shows up in these bizarre behaviors we can see, hear, and record.
It seems that Satan's hordes are beside themselves with fear and rage. Those people who serve the rulers of darkness (and may be possessed by demons) naturally display in their physical behaviors the reactions of the malevolent spiritual forces that control them.
In other words, God played his trump card on Satan. LA Marzulli, in his book The Cosmic Chess Match, describes how there is a constant move-countermove-move-countermove dynamic between God and Satan. Satan is struggling to gain the upper hand, but God is God and Satan's not. God always has a masterful - and sometimes unexpected - plan to set the devil back on his heels once more. President Trump's election might be God's latest move.
That brings me to my next takeaway as I consider the parallels of Daniel's story with current events: GOD PUTS LEADERS IN OFFICE AND GOD TAKES THEM OUT OF OFFICE. This is clear in Daniel 2:21, but let me put another angle on it: if God wants to protect President Trump, He'll shut the lions' mouths if he has to.
I'm reassured by this. It's plain to see President Trump gained The Oval Office against all human odds. As a result, we're seeing a cosmic battle play out in real time as the establishment and deep state are now going to great lengths to try to remove him from office. This may be Satan's countermove if we consider Marzulli's argument.
Our President's path to power was an unconventional one, but it was transacted by God, and he'll remain President as long as God wants him there. The attacks against President Trump are fierce, unwarranted, and unprecedented. They are saturated with blatant hypocrisy, evil intent, and violent corruption - but until God achieves His sovereign purposes, the enemy's attacks will be to no avail because God remains in full control. Case closed.
Here's a third takeaway from Daniel's story: GOD IS NOT CONSTRAINED IN ANY WAY BY MAN'S BEST-LAID PLANS. By giving us simultaneous glimpses into the spiritual and physical dimensions, the book of Daniel reinforces the truth that God employs the conditions of life on planet earth to achieve His heavenly purposes.
It's a plain fact that many of life's most difficult challenges are introduced by people and processes that are governed by sinful ideals. Daniel had to cope with that truth, and so does President Trump. There was nothing righteous in the conduct of those who wanted to remove Daniel from office, and there's nothing righteous in the behavior of those who have committed themselves to bringing down our President.
But as I said earlier, God is God and nobody else is. Mankind may construct his best watertight case to achieve his ambitions, but those plans are as leaky as a sieve from God's point of view. We serve the greatest God, and He can quickly confound the schemes of the wicked if He so chooses (Ps. 55:9).
Let me wrap up here by saying that these issues are not confined to the leaders of this world like Daniel and President Trump. You and I are not immune to facing the trials of this life for the very same reasons they did and do.
God has always placed His leaders, His saints, and his intentions squarely in the path of the devil's ambitions. If you exercise faith like Daniel, or if you confront a globalist agenda like President Trump, you will be mocked, attacked, and persecuted. Some may even try to kill you.
The Word of God is under assault, and it's only going to get worse. Lives which embody its truth, and policies which reflect its standards, are unwelcome to those who love darkness rather than light (John 3:19). It's always been like this.
I don't know what plans God has for President Trump going forward - nor do you. God used Daniel to great effect well past his trials of Chapter 6, and God could do the same with President Trump long after he leaves The Oval Office. It's all up to God.
What I do know is this: Daniel was faithful in his prayer life and he was committed to being a good and upright citizen. It's these qualities that got him in "trouble," but to be right with God has often meant to be wrong with man.
It remains incumbent upon each child of God to faithfully endure under trial as Daniel did, and to positively impact our world by choosing to live out the standards of the Bible.

Monday, August 20, 2018


 Pete Garcia -

As of late, there has been a growing and disturbing trend not only across America, but also around the world known as Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS). Allegedly, TDS results in the inability to cope with the reality that Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. However, here is the truly puzzling part of it all...the MAGA situation. Why do so many revolt against the idea that Trump wants to Make America Great Again? Presumably, if we became great again, it would mean more jobs, better living conditions, more money flowing through the economy and into the pockets of Americans. We could have better security, less terrorism, and lower crime rates across the country. Not only that, but a strong America, equals a stable world. How are any of these things terrible or offensive? Why are any of these things reprehensible to of all people...Americans?
I think the answer is that while TDS may be a new phenomenon, it is however, only a symptom to an even greater problem known as last days madness. Not to be confused with Gary DeMar's preteristic book called by the same name, of which he attributes last days madness, NOT to the current world condition, but to those who are enthusiastic about our Lord's return.
No, this madness is more than elections, but an overarching issue, the loosening of the restraint of evil around the world. In other words, the closer we get to the end, the more unhinged the world becomes. TDS then is only one sign (out of many) forecasting the true nature of the increasingly deranged times we find ourselves. On the plus side, this madness is not only symptomatic of the lateness of our day and age, but is also indicative of the nearness to our Lord's return.
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 2nd Timothy 3:1-5
This concept of lessening restraint is backed up from numerous different perspectives from Holy Scripture. First, Jesus stated that things would progressively deteriorate politically, morally, religiously, and in the natural world the closer we got to the end. He even likened the progression to birth pangs in a pregnancy (Matt. 24:3-22). The Apostle Peter spoke of the last days being filled with skeptics and mockers questioning if the Lord would ever return (2nd Peter 3:1-3). Jesus half-brother Jude spoke of the apostasy and falling away and likened it to previous times in history, where sexual perversion would become normalized and false teachers would wreak great damage by creeping in unawares and leading many astray. The Apostle John spoke of a spirit of antichrist (even present in his day), which would become intolerably worse until THE antichrist arrives.
The Apostle Paul writes that the coming man of lawlessness/son of perdition (aka...The Antichrist) would not be revealed, UNTIL the departure (apostasia) occurs. While many simply attributed this to believers apostatizing from the faith, no one can say with any specificity, when and which apostasy this passage points too. This means that believers have to either watch for some vague, indeterminable sign (Mormonism, Roman Catholicism, New Ageism, cults, or take your pick) or that this sign (the apostasia) will be clearly identifiable to the world by the Church's physical departure at the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. Subsequently, our departure then ushers in the final new world order along with its apostate religion, which ensnares most of the inhabitants of the earth.
Of the two views, which sounds more likely? Since Paul is laying out the order of events, it is more reasonable (and understandable) that Paul uses the term apostasia to not only describe a physical event that marks our physical departure, but also the world's religious departure at the same time.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. Colossians 1:15-18
A recent discussion on Facebook with a non-believing friend of mine resulted in me sharing the gospel with him, along with the eternal ramifications should he continue to reject Christ's free offer of salvation. To him, this sounded absolutely absurd. And to his credit, religious and political views aside, he is a good family man, a hard worker, and is an expert at his particular craft. Yet, the Gospel is foolishness to him. This brought me back to the realization that the unregenerate man cannot accept the things of God at face value (1st Cor. 1:18).
Now with a global population of 7.8B people, you could multiply my friend by hundreds of millions (if not billions), of unregenerate people, and see that this is becoming the prevalent attitude of people all across the planet. So if Colossians 1:15-18 is true (it is), then it makes sense that Christ can influence by any measure, how things are held together. Romans 8:22 states that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now, and it does so because creation was subjected to futility and corruption at Adam's fall. The further and faster the world continues to distance itself from the truth, it is in the same measure, being given over by God to not being able to ever come to the knowledge of the truth (Romans 1:18-32).
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. Romans 1:28-32
This debased mindset, is part and parcel why the world is the way it is today. Since 1948, Satan realizes his time of running things is winding down, and thus is ramping up his campaigns of corruption and perversity across every spectrum. Where we are seeing the friction today, more so than at any time in the past seventy years, is that the status-quo of moral and societal degradation being challenged by President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. And God is currently using these two leaders to throw a monkey-wrench into Satan's new world order campaign. Don't get me wrong, that final government is coming and there isn't anything we or government can do to stop that, but it will be on God's timetable, not Satan's.
But where does that leave us in the here and now? The great gray middle where folks used to ride the fence and sit out the issues, is quickly shrinking. The differences between light and dark are becoming starker, and it is uncomfortably forcing people to choose sides. For the liberal church, who has no issue acquiescing to a deteriorating culture, this exposure is finally showing where their true loyalties lie. For those who hold fast to God's word, it is marginalizing us into silence and tribulation (Rev. 3:10). This will continue until this generation reaches its appointed fullness, and then God will remove His own and return His full gaze back upon His covenant nation of Israel (Luke 21:24, Rom. 11:25-26).
In 1999, Gary DeMar (partial preterist/skeptic) wrote a book entitled Last Days Madness. Essentially, this book was simply another, in a long line of others, trying to cash in on attacking the futurist and dispensational positions. Preterism, like atheism, offers nothing and takes everything. What does Preterism (either partial or full) offer? To say that everything (or almost everything) prophetic has already been completed in the first century, is to ignore the prophetic nature of God and the Bible (Isaiah 46:9-10). Not only that, but it ignores the issues at present and sets the believer up with a false premise for what is to come. As for DeMar, former president of American Vision, and when you read their website's vision statement, it states...
An America that recognizes the sovereignty of God over all of life, where Christians apply a Biblical worldview to every facet of society. This future America will be again a "city on a hill" drawing all nations to the Lord Jesus Christ and teaching them to subdue the earth for the advancement of His Kingdom. (Link)
I am not sure when that was originally written, but American Vision as an organization, has been around since 1978. Given the way the world is today in 2018 (and the trajectory it has been on for decades), I am curious how that vision (and eschatological positions) has been working out for them. Clearly, Christian revivalism has not swept across America's fruited plains.
Futurists do not haphazardly broadcast doom and gloom because it sells more books. We warn against what is coming, because that is what the Bible says. In Matthew 24:21-22, Jesus states that great tribulation is coming, and it will be the worst period of time ever. It will be worse than the days of World War II, worse than the Roman siege of Jerusalem in 70AD, and worse than Sodom and Gomorrah. It will even be worse than the days of Noah, in which God flooded the earth and only eight souls survived. Historically speaking, these two passages alone refute everything for which preterism stands for.
For most of the western world, the days and weeks immediately following the Rapture will be a period filled with societal, governmental, and geopolitical chaos as well as unadulterated peril and bewilderment by those left behind. It will be the revelation that all those crazy bible-thumpers were actually right after all. And that the Day of the Lord had finally arrived. Since Satan also doesn't know when the Rapture will occur, he will have to deal with the fallout from the unmitigated crisis the event itself presents, which is why Trump's presidency represents a significant setback he had working under the previous US presidencies.
Nevertheless, the delusion will finally set in because the "experts" will come forth trying to explain away what happened. These "experts" will attribute our disappearances to anything and everything except Christ. This probably explains why we are seeing a ramp-up in the strange and paranormal activities in the skies above us. From UFOs, strange trumpet and groaning sounds in the sky, to the increasingly bizarre activities in space, it seems Satan (the prince of the power of the air) is busy building his pretexts for post-rapture explanations. And the same people (such as my friend) who will not receive the truth today, will most definitely not receive it after the Rapture.
The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason, God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2nd Thess. 2:9-12


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.
7, Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
8, For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
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.
11, And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
12, For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.” (Ephesians 5:10-12)

Paul begins to go into detail of things that are done in darkness and to stay away from, but come into the light.

14, “Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” (Ephesians 5:14)

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...

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,” (Ephesians 5:22-26)

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.

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.”(Genesis 2:22-24)

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. God didn't want Eve to be walked upon, or become head over her husband by taking a bone out of his head, but took it from his side. They were to be equal, but two people who became one flesh to walking together with God side by side. 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.


“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.”(John 19:33-35)

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.

“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.”(Acts 2:2-4)

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,

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.”(Ephesian 5:27-32)

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..

“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.” (1ST John 3:2-3)


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.

“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.” (1
st John 2:15-17)

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

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.”(Jeremiah17:9-11)


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:

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.”(Matthew 24:37-39)

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.

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

Why? Because it is a mockery of what God intended for one man, one woman. It is 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.

“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:21,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.22,Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,23,And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.24,Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25,Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.26,For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27,And 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.28,And 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;”(Romans 1:20-28)

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:

“ 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.)
10,Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”(1st Corinthians 6:9-10)

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 past POTUS, (I won't use his name, as it is loathsome to me) has promoted all things gay and even made an executive order that June of each 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 that openly supportive President in the White House. Whoever thinks this nation is still many years from collapse needs to think again.

Even 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. That POTUS...let me rephrase that, he was 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:

“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.”(Ephesian 6:12)

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.

“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;”(Ephesians 6:13-18)

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:

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.”(Mark 13:19-20)

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:

“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.”(Isaiah 66:15-16)

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.”(Zephaniah 1:17-18)

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)

”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.

13,For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”(Romans 10:12-13)

“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.pastormiketaylor.blogspot.com, God bless you all,