Are Your Eyes Closed Shut?

Matthew 13:13-17 (NKJV) “Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says:
‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand,
And seeing you will see and not perceive;
For the hearts of this people have grown dull.
Their ears are hard of hearing,
And their eyes they have closed,
Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them.’
But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.”

The spiritual leadership of the Lord Jesus’ day had a difficult time hearing the plain words from the Lord. So He shifted into parables. Hidden within these parables is the mysteries of the kingdom of God.

I love it when the disciples asked the Lord for the meaning of these parables because they didn’t want to miss the meaning. The Lord was willing to answer their questions which makes it even more profound.

Why?

Because it’s for our benefit too.

We get the meaning, which is intentional. The Lord knew all things and that the disciples would ask these questions. So we thank God that they’ve asked.

In the text we see that the spiritual leaders were blind to truth, but the Lord said something remarkable.

Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them.’

The Lord quoted from the prophet Isaiah…..

Isaiah 6:9-10 (NKJV) And He said, “Go, and tell this people:
‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand;
Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’
“Make the heart of this people dull,
And their ears heavy,
And shut their eyes;
Lest they see with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart,
And return and be healed.”

As an additional reference in my Bible margin, these Scriptures underscored what was happening as they were in their blindness.

Zechariah 7:11-12 (NKJV) “But they refused to heed, shrugged their shoulders, and stopped their ears so that they could not hear. Yes, they made their hearts like flint, refusing to hear the law and the words which the LORD of hosts had sent by His Spirit through the former prophets. Thus great wrath came from the LORD of hosts.”

Psalms 119:70 (NKJV) “Their heart is as fat as grease, but I delight in Your law.”

So it is with this generation of believers. Few understand that the events of 2020 put this and other nations on an end time footing.

As I was walking among people, it is that they’re completely oblivious to the times that we’re living in. Never before have we’ve seen the level of lawlessness from law makers. And this shouldn’t be a surprise to us. Because when you have people that are of the world, it’s their nature.

John 8:44 underscores the two things that’s prevalent in all of satan’s children of disobedience.

Lying and murder.

Let me point something out.

When you’re in sin, you’re blind. When you confess and forsake sin, you can see.

The sequence of the end times was a complicated mystery to me until sin was removed from my life by the Lord in repentance from dead works. Now, I, by the help of the Holy Spirit have a fundamental basic comprehension of the end times.

Many have shrugged their shoulders at the conditions around them.

Many in non denominational churches have returned to what was preached in the old days regarding tongues, authority, gifts of the Spirit, healing, prosperity, purpose, dreams, visions, and destiny.

Not realizing that these things were blinding me and the people.

Churches, such as the Episcopalians, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Baptist, Southern Baptists, and other mainline Protestant churches are currently infighting about abortion, homosexuality, CRT, women preachers and pastors, and other issues.

Many pastors, elders, ministers, music ministers, praise and worship singers, and deacons, are caught in the web of adultery, fornication, bisexuality, homosexuality, pornography and masturbation.

Members of these main stream evangelical churches have departed to find fellowship with main stream believers centered around basic orthodox or liturgical Christianity. With an emphasis on strict adherence to the Word of God. Others, have started their own houses of worship, escaping these denominations from having to deal with the inclusion war.

As far as this is concerned, it’s healthy.

Why?

Ephesians 5:8-14 (NKJV) “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says:
“Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light.”

Matthew 10:34-39 (NKJV) “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; and a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’

He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.

But didn’t the Lord pray that we would be one from His High Priestly prayer in John 17?

But didn’t Paul said that we we’re to be of one mind and one spirit?

Didn’t Paul said that we’re to come to the unity of the faith?

No doubt.

But you and I aren’t allowed to bring in a mixture that’s unacceptable to the Lord.

Sin is NEVER acceptable to the Lord.

When the true house of worship understands that righteousness distinguishes us from darkness, any association with darkness is blindness.

Pastor’s & Pornography. Why Am I Addicted?

It’s the secret sin that most male pastors are ashamed of, but it’s done because no one knows. Or so you thought.

Sexual immorality, especially with porn, is without question the stronghold of strongholds. 

What’s the driving factor?

Lust in the heart. The desire to look at someone with lust.

The Lord Jesus revealed why men commit adultery.

Matthew 5:27-28 (NKJV) “You have heard that it was said to those of old, You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

The word “lust” from Strong’s Dictionary of Biblical Words mean…..g1937. ἐπιθυμέω epithymeō; from 1909 and 2372; to set the heart upon, i.e. long for (rightfully or otherwise): — covet, desire, would fain, lust (after).

To set the heart upon, to long for. 

It takes less than a second for a man or woman to set their eyes on someone that they see. 

The sexual attraction is so strong that if we’re not careful, looking to admire quickly deepens into look with the intent to lust, to set your heart upon the object. 

To long to have him or her sexually.

2 Samuel 11:1-5 (NKJV) “It happened in the spring of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the people of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. 

But David remained at Jerusalem. 

Then it happened one evening that David arose from his bed and walked on the roof of the king’s house. 

And from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful to behold. 

So David sent and inquired about the woman. 

And someone said, “Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?” 

Then David sent messengers, and took her; and she came to him, and he lay with her, for she was cleansed from her impurity; and she returned to her house. 

And the woman conceived; so she sent and told David, and said, “I am with child.”

So what really happened?

James 1:14-15 (NKJV) “But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 

Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.”

David did one thing. He stayed in Jerusalem. There’s a convincing reason that David stayed in Jerusalem. 

Is it possible that David saw her and wanted to see her again? Only this time, to fulfill his lusts?

Is it possible that he knew that Bathsheba would be there? Is it possible that his timing was so perfect, that he knew? He had a bird’s eye view of where she would be.

Now Uriah was doing battle. How convenient. 

At this point, David had five wives. 

Proverbs 27:20 (NKJV)  “Hell and Destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.”

David had lust in his heart. He set his heart upon the body of Bathsheba. He longed for the body of Bathsheba. He coveted Bathsheba’s body. 

Long story short, David did exactly what the Lord Jesus said not to do.

“…But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

David committed adultery with her in his heart and set his possible preconceived plan in motion. Lust in his heart overwhelmed him. He slew Goliath, but lust in David’s heart was stronger than Goliath.

Here’s the reason.

According to Dr. Struthers, porn hijacks the brain. 

Looking at women to lust after them hijacks the brain. When the man allows himself to be completely obsessed with lust, it’s for the purpose of self gratification.

The sexual “juices flow” where you must fulfill that lust in orgasmic pleasure. Where there is no fulfillment in orgasm, the lust is unfulfilled. 

Within the confines of marriage, there’s no lust. Within the confines of marriage, orgasmic pleasure was designed by God, and commanded to be done in marriage. 

Sex in marriage between one biological male one biological female is perfectly legal.

It’s when you have shifted your eyes in lust that sin is committed.

The conscience is pricked, but a man and woman knows how to suppress the conviction of sin. 

Lust took David to a place where it cost him more that he’s willing to pay. Took him further than he’s willing to go. 

Three sins were committed.

  1. Lust.
  2. Murder.

Exodus 20:13-14 (NKJV) “You shall not murder. “You shall not commit adultery.

3. You shall not covet.

Exodus 20:17 (NKJV) “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

Then the news.

Bathsheba was pregnant with David’s child. David thought about Uriah. If he could get Uriah to have sex with his wife, then all is covered. But Uriah was so loyal to David that he refused to even go home. 

That didn’t work out so well for David.

Then David put Uriah on the frontline of the hottest battle where he knew Uriah couldn’t stay alive. The servant broke the news that Uriah died in battle. David thought he would be home free. He took Bathsheba in and all is covered.

Deep down, you kinda knew that God saw this before the world began.

It took Nathan the prophet to uncover the plot.

Psalm 51 is the “Adulterer’s Psalm.”

The addiction comes out of lust. 

2 Samuel 12:9 (NKJV) “Why have you despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in His sight?”

To sin against God is to despise the commandment of the Lord.

To despise means to de-esteem, to ignore, regard with contempt.

A man after God’s own heart, ignored the commandment of the Lord in his heart.

David paid for his sin. 

2 Samuel 12:11-15 (NKJV) “Thus says the LORD: ‘Behold, I will raise up adversity against you from your own house; and I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun. 

For you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel, before the sun.'”

So David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.”

And Nathan said to David, “The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die. However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also who is born to you shall surely die.” Then Nathan departed to his house.

Did it take all that for David to recognized that he had sinned against the Lord?

Yes. The self delusion was that deep.

Pastor. If you don’t catch yourself, it’s just a matter of time.

As a deflective argument, people will accuse God of killing a child because David was the one that sinned against God. Why take it out on the child? 

God is God. He does as it pleases Him. 

But look at what happened.

The enemies heard that God was with David and David blew his testimony. 

The enemies can now say that David and Israel isn’t as righteous as they claim to be. 

Doesn’t this sound like today when a pastor commits adultery? The world brings a serious accusation against God and His people. Everyone is blamed. And then when we try to share the gospel to them, they reject it because we’ve disdained the very commandment that we claim to live by.

Plus, the child would have been viewed as an endorsement for such behavior.

Was Bathsheba raped? Did she resist? Did she fight off David and his men? Did she cry in the streets that what David had done was wrong? Because David is the king, could it be that she willingly submitted to the king to avoid making a scene? Or because she may not have known the law that both the male and female committing adultery are to be put to death?

Leviticus 20:10 (NKJV) “The man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, he who commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress, shall surely be put to death.”

It would be understandable if some of the women that had sexual immorality with these men also be exposed. Sadly, women are taken against their will. Deceived by men claiming to be of God. Then there’s women that will use it to their advantage and sue the sinning pastors for child support.

The Word is clear that pornography is lust. So why are you addicted?

Uncontrolled lust in the heart. Lust must be crucified and it was crucified on the cross when God laid on Him the iniquity of us all. Then we have to choose to crucify the lust in our heart. Paul said…….

Colossians 3:5-7 (NKJV) “Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.”

Romans 6:12-14 (NKJV) “Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.”

Stop allowing porn to run your life. Do not let lust in your heart have dominion over you, for you are not under the law but under grace.

Woke. Doctrine Of Devils & Seducing Spirits.

1 Timothy 4:1-2 (NKJV) “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron…”

Notice the word “expressly.” From Strong’s Dictionary of Biblical Words, g4490. ῥητῶς rhētōs; adverb from a derivative of 4483; out-spokenly, i.e. distinctly: — expressly.

To be out spoken means to distinctively, or stand out above others. The Spirit of God is out spoken about what’s to come in the latter times. In other words, this is of great importance and emphasis that this is to be said. I want you to pay attention about this because it’s important.

Then Paul proceeds to show us when the Holy Spirit wants us to pay attention.

The latter times. Or in the last of the last days.

Some will depart from the faith. In other words, people that were once saved, will depart from the faith. They will make for the exits. They will turn their backs on God and walk out on Him and His Word.

The United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church, the Lutheran Church, the Baptist Church, the Episcopalian Church, and non denominational Word of Faith ministries are all experiencing people departing from the faith.

A departure from the faith isn’t just about a decline in church attendance.

Although when people leave, it’s foundation is people living in sin, disagreement with people and pastoral leadership, discord among the brethren, and frivolous excuses, as well as excuses over petty things.

It’s about bringing in sin into the house of worship and demanding that the church accept their darkened understanding of the Scriptures into their denominational doctrines.

This leads us to the next phrase.

“…giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils.”

To give heed means to………. from Strong’s Dictionary of Biblical Words…..g4337. προσέχω prosechō; from 4314 and 2192; (figuratively) to hold the mind (h3563 implied) towards, i.e. pay attention to, be cautious about, apply oneself to, adhere to: — (give) attendance,

To hold the mind. In other words, you give attention or are paying attention to what demons and devils are telling you.

But this is how it’s done.

2 Timothy 4:3-4 (NKJV) “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”

These teachers come with doctrines of demons and seducing spirits. Convinced that these teachers are giving what the people want to hear, they turn their ears away from the truth and turn themselves to fables (myths), which are doctrines of devils and seducing spirits.

This is the second step because the first step is that “according to their own desires, they have itching ears…”

It other words, they have an itching desire to hear alternative teaching that appeases their hearts and minds. Doesn’t this sound like Genesis 3:1-4? Just like when there’s an itch that you have to scratch.

The word itch……..well, glad you’ve asked.

g2833. κνήθω knēthō; from a primary κνάω knaō (to scrape); to scratch, i.e. (by implication) to tickle: — x itching.
AV (authorized version) (1) – have itching 1; to scratch, tickle, make to itch
, to itch, desirous of hearing something pleasant.”

Up to this time, all Eve heard what the commandment of the Lord. It wasn’t pleasant to her. It was a permissive and prohibitive commandment with an incentive to keep within the boundaries.

Of every tree of the garden (permissive), you may freely eat, but the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall NOT (prohibited) eat of it, for in the day that you eat of it, you shall surely die (incentive not to touch it).

satan brought in alternative teaching and deceived Eve who had a desire for alternative teaching because her ultimate desire is to eat that which was prohibited. The “tree of the knowledge of good and evil.”

Look at what was the basis of her desire.

Genesis 3:4-6 (NKJV) “Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Be like God…..hummmm….

Isaiah 14:14
“I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will be like the Most High.’”

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.

Eve had to be assured that there would be no penalty if she ate of the tree. Convinced of the devil’s word, she proceeded. In her mind, she saw that it was good for food, it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise…..

Wise about what?

Wise about “the knowledge of good and evil.

You can have the best of both worlds. Good and evil. She had no knowledge of evil. She had knowledge of only what was good. How? Up till that point, every thing that she experienced was good.

A garden full of food. A man. Everything is perfect. What’s not good about these three things in her mind.

She wanted to see what “evil” is about because she hadn’t experienced evil.

The evil just wasn’t in the fruit. It was in the act of disobedience. The moment you eat, you’ve violated what God commanded. When you obey, evil stays. When you disobey, evil comes. But it comes with a penalty.

Death.

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

So. Now that we’ve established the origin of when we depart from the faith, it’s because when we have a desire for alternative teaching, the ear is tickled, scratch, or itches, we hear seducing spirits and doctrine of devils. We give heed to it. Pay attention to it, and we make a decision to depart from the faith.

The faith is the true commandments of the Lord, that in obedience, it keeps us alive.

Does this make sense?

The departing of the faith in the latter times is happening. In the denominational churches mentioned above, there’a a fight to include homosexuals. Remember, sexual immorality is against the Scriptures.

Adultery and fornication has been a part of many houses of worship. Homosexuality was there, but it was hidden ion the closet. Now that the world militantly came out of obscurity, they want the church to accept them as part of the faith.

In many of these denominations, church teaching, in the form or what’s called catechisms or summary of questions and answers of the Christian faith, or examinations or statements of faith have been challenged.

Woke.

From the Urban Dictionary……it means “spiritual and intellectual enlightenment, like waking up from a deep sleep, seeing things clearly for the first time.

But is it what it really is or is it a continuation of keeping people blind according to 2 Corinthians 4:4?

Are you spiritually and intellectually enlightened or are you spiritually in the dark?

Racism is hatred and hatred comes from the devil. The agenda of homosexuality, to make perversion normal comes from the devil. Defund the police, prison reform, releasing convicted practitioners of crime, no longer punishing criminals of every color comes from the devil. Blaming White people for being White is of the devil.

This isn’t “woke.”

This is doctrines of devils and seducing spirits promulgated in the latter times.

End Times Contractions

Romans 8:18-22 (NKJV) “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly,

but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.”

You see, the revealing of the sons of God will happen.

When?

1 John 3:1-3 (NKJV) “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.

Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.”

There was, in my opinion, erroneous teaching that the earth will see the manifestation of the sons of God NOW. And this was clearly erroneous teaching. We that are born again are already here on the earth.

So why doesn’t the world see “the manifestation of the sons of God” now?

Why is it that they’re not fully convinced of what they’re supposed to see in us?

The answer is simple.

2 Corinthians 4:3-4 (NKJV) “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”

You see. The manifestation of the sons of God is just what John spoke of in his general epistle.

‘…but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.

So when will the Lord Jesus be revealed?

The word revealed is, from Strong’s Dictionary of Biblical Words, “…g5319. φανερόω phaneroō; from 5318; to render apparent (literally or figuratively): — appear, manifestly declare, (make) manifest (forth), shew (self).

So when He appears, that’s when we’ll show up as He is.

Revelation 19:11-16 (NKJV) “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. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.

And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp 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. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

But before this event takes place, this must happen.

Remember when Paul said this?

1 Corinthians 15:50-55 (NKJV) “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep,

but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written:

“Death is swallowed up in victory.”
“O Death, where is your sting?
O Hades, where is your victory?”

Look at this concurring Scripture….

1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 (NKJV) “But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again,

even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.

For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.

These two events must happen before the Lord return with his true believers.

Look at what Jude wrote about what Enoch prophesied. Remember, Enoch was taken by the Lord into heaven (see Genesis 5:18-26 and Hebrews 11:5-6).

Jude 1:14-15 (NKJV) “Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”

This concurs with Revelation 19:11-16.

But the rapture must occur before then.

Many of us believe that the rapture of the true believers on earth will be the precursor event that signals the beginning of the last week of Daniel’s 70th week prophesy. It’s also called the Day of the Lord. It’s the date set by the Lord that will signal the complete end of sin (see Daniel chapter 9).

The reason why we will be returning with the Lord is that Jerusalem will be surrounded and this battle will be for the purpose of rescuing the Jews from total annihilation of the beast. Then Christ will reign for 1000 years. Then the battle of Gog and Magog (see Revelation chapter 20).

What we’ve been seeing is serious contractions.

Contractions is energy or force to push a baby out.

Like MOST contractions, it starts off with small signals, and over time, it increases with intensity until the birthing is complete. Over the last 2 thousand years, there’s been a series of contractions.

The Lord Jesus told us in the book of Matthew of a series of contractions.

Great Famines, Earthquakes, and Pestilences.

Part of these contractions is the epidemic of false prophets.

Part of these contractions will be economic.

Each time that there’s been a combination of these things, there’s been a considerable amount of increased contractions. Like waves hitting the shore.

For instance. Hurricanes that start off the shores of Africa and cross the Atlantic, the waves increase with intensity until the eye of the storm hits the predicted area.

The storm of the end times is just like this. This is just another way of putting it.

Contractions can’t be denied. The baby is coming. But remember. It takes 9 months for the fullness to be achieved. For years, I and many others have been watching the contractions.

I’ve prematurely said some things and I had to retract them. It took a while to learn how to watch and wait. The events that we’re seeing today is a contraction.

The key to understanding the events is to keep watching 3 things.

  1. The economic conditions of the world.
  2. The Middle East.
  3. The apostasy of the church.

When you see a systemwide economic collapse, it’s a possible precursor to control everyone’s ability to buy and sell.

HINT HINT…..masks, vaccines, stay home……get the mark of the beast worship his image or you won’t be able to buy or sell (see Revelation 13).

With the Middle East, Israel is the key player in the region.

When you see many that once believed in Christ defect, it’s clear that something is about to happen.

Because when you see the Dome of the Rock take a serious hit. When you see the 3rd Temple built on the Temple Mount, there should be no question that the end times contraction is reaching its final stage.

The contractions that we’re experiencing now, in my opinion, is a serious contraction that began at the beginning of 2020. Remember, the nations shut down. The economy shut down. Houses of worship shut down. It was called the beginning of the great reset.

It appeared to have achieved some, not all of its goals.

So keep watching, keep praying, and stay in Christ.

When False Doctrine Clouds Your Understanding

Galatians 1:6-9 (NKJV) “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.

But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.”

The purposes of false doctrine is multiple. But one thing is certain. False doctrine can cloud your understanding of the Scriptures.

For over 35 years, false teaching clouded my understanding of the Scriptures.

But it wasn’t an instantaneous thing.

It took time to enter my mind, because you have to convince yourself that false teachings are relatively safe and within Scriptural bounds.

But one of the things that I’ve noticed is that false doctrine centers around two things.

One, the love of money and two, physical healing.

These are the top two on the hit parade.

  1. MONEY

Let’s briefly look at money.

In Luke 12, verses 13-21, there was a man and his brother that had a dispute over their father’s inheritance. The man claimed that his brother wouldn’t split the inheritance. So he sought the Lord Jesus to become an arbiter. The Lord Jesus quickly ended the man’s request by tell him that no one made the Lord Jesus an arbiter.

The Lord quickly determined that the man was covetous.

Covetousness is at the root of false doctrine.

Exodus 20:17 (NKJV) “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

According to Strong’s Dictionary of Biblical Words, the word “covet” means…….

“h2530. חָמַד ḥâmaḏ; a primitive root; to delight in: — beauty, greatly beloved, covet, delectable thing, (x great) delight, desire, goodly, lust, (be) pleasant (thing), precious (thing).”

The definition is enough to prohibit us from seeking out riches.

Notice what the Lord Jesus told the man.

“Take heed and beware of covetousness….”

Paul said in Colossians 3:5
“Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.”

Covetousness is idolatry.

Millions of people have created bills or they’re going through rough times. Then comes the false teaching that bilks them for what they have left in hopes that they would get out of their financial condition. False teachers steal from the desperate and vulnerable.

They end up in more debt out of desperation.

So when a false teacher attempts to pull money from you, what you’ve done is that you’ve paid his or her bill and you still have bills to pay.

They fly off or drive off with your hard earned money and they didn’t have to work hard for it. Paul said that God loves a cheerful giver, but he also said that you can’t give what you don’t have (see 2 Corinthians chapters 8 and 9).

If you’re in a desperate situation, avoid false teachers.

Read Matthew chapter 6 and Philippians chapter 4.

If you need money, and if you’re working a legitimate job, you need a miracle.

The miracle of a budget.

Learn how to manage well what you have and stop spending beyond your means.

2. HEALING

There’s millions of people that have hidden and seen ailments. No legs, arms, eyes, hands, feet, and internal organs are failing. Riddled with cancer and other physical issues.

It’s clear that miracles do happen because God has the power but what’s happened is that the hucksters come to play you.

They stage things to get you to their arenas. You NEVER see them in hospitals or in the places on the streets where sick people are.

These healing ministries and ministers are always in nice tents or arenas, but never in the hospitals, nursing homes, or hospices.

The cameras are always in the safe confines of their houses of worship or rented halls. Then you do have hucksters and peddlers that do magicians tricks to make it appear that legs and arms grow out. Now that person has both limbs so all it is is a camera trick.

You never see them go to places where a person that had an arm or leg amputated and command that a new arm or leg grow out. Or when a person has an internal physical ailment, their doctor confirms that a healing took place. An independent doctor. Because they could have a quack claiming to be a doctor and declare a healing.

What will quiet the healing critics is when you get an independent doctor, board certified doctor to confirm a healing.

We know that there’s lots of ways to pay people to make a false declaration, but there has to be a way to truthfully confirm an authentic healing from the Lord.

Many will give the excuse that since the Lord does the healing, there’s no need for a doctor.

Well, Paul had Luke who was a physician. Right?

Wheel chairs and crutches are the easiest to fool people with because everyone’s emotions is so high. People want the Lord to move, but we’re in an age where we can’t trust anyone anymore.

I didn’t say that we don’t trust God. I said that we don’t trust anyone anymore.

We know that the Lord heals because some of us may have experienced a healing touch from God and had it confirmed by independent doctors.

And when you see so called faith healers, have you noticed that not many of them have gym memberships, and that they’re overweight?

SO if you’re going to go the healing route, get an independent doctor in your meeting.

And if you’re afraid to have an independent doctor in your meeting, then you’re scared that you will be exposed for the huckster that you are.

Also, go to a hospital. Unannounced. Covid was a good proving ground. There’s plenty of doctors in hospitals that will vouch that a healing instantaneously took place.

We could eliminate many of the hucksters and peddlers if we would challenge them to go to a hospital and prove that God gave them healing power. Or go to a run down community where drug addicts congregate and minister healing, then get it confirmed by an independent doctor.

When you’re unwilling to do this, then we know that you’re as fake as a million dollar bill.

Matthew 24:11 (NKJV) “Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.”

The Value

“Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

It’s a valid prayer to pray because the Lord Jesus instructed His disciples to pray this and other things. We see no discontinuing of praying this prayer.

Therefore…..

“Our Father which are in heaven.

Hallowed be Your name.

Your kingdom come.

Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses.

As we forgive those who trespassed against us.

And lead us not into temptation.

But deliver us from the evil one.

For Yours is the kingdom.

And the power and glory forever, amen.”

But the effective way that this prayer works is when we live each word. Doing His Word is the essence of this prayer.

If we pray this prayer, and not live or do His Word in this prayer, well, it’s ineffective praying.

Paul said, “Having a form of godliness, but denying its power thereof.”

Listen to the Amplified version…..

2 Timothy 3:5 (AMP) “For [although] they hold a form of piety (true religion), they deny and reject and are strangers to the power of it [their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession]. Avoid [all] such people [turn away from them].”

The form of godliness is when we show up in a church service and act a certain way. Spiritual. Then we “deny, reject, and are strangers to the power of godliness.”

Matthew 7:21-23.

“Not everyone that says to Me, ‘Lord Lord’ will enter the kingdom of heaven but he that does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day,

‘Lord Lord, have we not cast out many devils IN YOUR NAME,

have we not prophesied IN YOUR NAME,

have we not done many wonderful works IN YOUR NAME?”

Then I will say to them ‘Depart form Me you that practice lawlessness. I NEVER KNEW YOU.”

The form of godliness gives the appearance that you’re a “Christian,”

But…[their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession].

The value of this prayer, or any kind of praying is when we’re doing His will.

This is the distinction between tares and wheat.

We must constantly teach this about tares among wheat because there’s a constant move of the world that desire to be accepted by the true believers.

When true believers let their guard down and receive into the fellowship people that never repented of sin, and never place their full faith on Jesus ALONE, and then prove that they’re true believers by obeying His commandments, it becomes a confused mess.

2 Corinthians 6:14-16 (NKJV) “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial (worthless)? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols?

I’ve made the mistake of assuming that all that sin committed by people claiming to be true believers were the entire church, and that’s not true. There’s tares among wheat.

The wheat is the true kingdom of God in the earth. The tares are the ones that want to disguise themselves and pretend that they’re wheat.

In end time prophesy, the culmination of this prayer is when the Lord Jesus comes to establish His unquestioned reign on earth. No one will be able to resist His will. Of course, the devil will be loosed for a season after the 1K reign of Christ, but it’s only going to last just a few seconds.

Then the unrighteous will be judged and anyone not found in the Book of Life will be cast into the lake of fire.

So continue to pray this prayer. It has tremendous value.

Why?

It’s in line with end time prophesy.

Sharing In Protecting A Church To Prevent Criminal Prosecution

Almost every church that has a pastor caught in a sexual scandal, they conspire to cover it up so that the reputation of the church remains intact. It does no good. How many places of worship were successful in hiding what the pastor had done?

Luke 12:2 (NKJV) “For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known.

In one house of worship, a pastor engaged in sexual immorality, and the church kept it hush hush. Just a few years later, the same pastor did it again, with different woman. Ultimately, he was judged by God for it.

When you cover it up once, and not deal with it the way the Lord directs it to be dealt with, it’s just a matter of time before it all comes to a head.

The effort is futile, yet they continue to try to keep it under wrap. The Lord isn’t pleased when we attempt to cover up what we know to be sin. It’s also possible that other sexual perverts are engaged in sin. That to expose one, exposes them all.

In one place, it’s rumored that many executives in the church staff engaged in sexual immorality. Sometimes, that’s why the cover up is made. To protect the sins of others.

Ezekiel 8:6-13 (NKJV) “Furthermore He said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel commits here, to make Me go far away from My sanctuary? Now turn again, you will see greater abominations.”

So He brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, there was a hole in the wall. Then He said to me, “Son of man, dig into the wall”; and when I dug into the wall, there was a door.

And He said to me, “Go in, and see the wicked abominations which they are doing there.” So I went in and saw, and there—every sort of creeping thing, abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed all around on the walls.

And there stood before them seventy men of the elders of the house of Israel, and in their midst stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan. Each man had a censer in his hand, and a thick cloud of incense went up.

Then He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the room of his idols? For they say, The LORD does not see us, the LORD has forsaken the land.'”

Most contemporary houses of worship put on a great big Broadway show. The music is great. The main house lights are dimmed. Light shows are flashing with smoke. You feel that God is in the house, but something just isn’t right. You can’t put your finger on it, but something or rather, Someone is missing.

We’re so protective of what’s perceived to be a move of God but we can’t determine what’s the real problem. We’re so self deceived that behind the apparent success, is lewdness, and sin. When we’re spiritually callous and dense, combined with being filled with a substitute, like great music, it’s clear that something underhanded is happening.

Hebrews 4:11-13 (NKJV) “Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”

You see, when the children of Israel were about to enter the promised land, they couldn’t enter in because of unbelief. Make no mistake about it. But what’s at the root of all unbelief?

DISOBEDIENCE.

PLAIN AND SIMPLE. It wasn’t a matter of faith alone. It was a matter of disobedience. They refused to obey God.

In many places. Denominational and nondenominational, we truly don’t obey God the way that we should. As a result, we don’t believe that He’s watching us. Like in Ezekiel 8, we see that the leaders were involved in all sorts of wickedness.

So much so that they all said, He left.

How can God leave when He’s everywhere, sees everything, and knows everything?

But that’s the cavalier attitude. Because if we really believe that the Lord is here, would we do what we do? If we knew that the camera is on us 24/7/365, would we do what we do?

No. We wouldn’t.

That’s why some churches do not act on sexual immorality when a pastor is caught. We can’t lose the crowd. If we lose the crowd, we lose the money. Everything we’ve built this on would be gone.

Well, don’t engage in sexual sins and you won’t have to worry about it.

Then there’s such pastoral predation that a crime has been committed. A criminal prosecution is the least of your worries.

Hebrews 10:30-31 (NKJV) “For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The LORD will judge His people.” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”

One person said that he would rather fall on the face of the sun than to fall into the hands of the living God. Why? Because when God repays, it’s in the full strength of His wrath.

Romans 3:18 (NKJV) “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

When there’s no fear of God before our eyes, it’s very easy to sin against Him. But when we’re aware of His wrath, the full strength of His wrath is what we want to avoid.

Just like in the courtroom, a convict is fearful of the sentence that comes from the judge.

Ecclesiastes 8:11-13 (NKJV) “Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Though a sinner does evil a hundred times, and his days are prolonged, yet I surely know that it will be well with those who fear God, who fear before Him.

But it will not be well with the wicked; nor will he prolong his days, which are as a shadow, because he does not fear before God.

So when a leader instructs you to keep things “hush hush” because “love covers a multitude of sins,” when a crime has been committed, this Scripture is used to try to prevent the right thing from happening.

A crime has been committed and it must be punished.

If you choose to allow a pastor predator to remain in power, just remember….

You’re complicit.

WHEN THE FOX PROTECTS THE HEN HOUSE

Never mind the fox in a way, what about the hens that protect the fox?

A bad church and pastor reputation may not be repairable, no matter what.

Are you so protective of your “church” to allow a predator pastor to preach to you in hypocrisy?

When a church becomes a sexual prison, circumstances must change.

But the longer one waits, in some cases, statute of limitations may run out.

Highly unlikely when you factor in new laws convicting Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, and the Epstein case, as well as other high profile cases.

Sound the alarm and don’t lie or bear false witness.

One of the 7 abominations and one of the 10 commandments is to not bear false witness.

CAGED IN CHURCH

Male intimidation. Male coercion. Male sexual abuse dominance.

Male threatens to harm you if you report true sexual abuse.

Male pastors using Scripture and his spiritual position to condemn you while he’s already condemned, criminally harming you.

Using it to keep you silent.

You quickly leave or stay because you can’t afford to move.

Caged.

Thousands of women are caged in the churches they attend.

You can become un-caged when the courage comes to expose the sin of a sexual predator.

And church members that see it are complicit when they know what’s going on and refuse to say something.

Thousands of women can get the courage and stop the madness of caged in church.

Protecting a church and its predator is equally wrong.

The church predator must never have quarter.

Otherwise, if they know it’s going on, the whole house is guilty.

You get tired of hearing stories that people protect the church and pastor, but never protect the vulnerable.

Children that’s sexually abused too.

“You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”

Ladies. I know it’s tough, but if any man, including your pastor, touch you inappropriately, text you inappropriately, speak to you inappropriately, go to a trusted female and talk about it.

Then, all of you bring it to the church.

If a crime has been committed, go to the police and fill out an under penalty of perjury affidavit, and report it.

Ladies, if you’re a liar, God will judge you.

If you’re telling the truth, God will judge the offending male and the court system will hold them accountable.

If a male pastor threatens you to keep silent about any sexual abuse that actually occurred, yes, it’s scary but it’ll only end when you report it.

Yes, if the abuse or inappropriate behavior is true, it will end his career, destroy his marriage, and destroy his life, but look at your life.

He had no business crossing the line in lust. He will bear his sin and penalty.

This must be addressed.

If a male isn’t afraid, it’s because he believes he got away with it.

Don’t lie about setting him up either because he refused to fall for your wicked ways. If you immoral women commit a crime, God will not spare you either.

Molech. King Of Abortion.

The word “crucible” means “cross, or trial by fire.”

Crucible in Latin is “crux” where we get the word “cross.”

Jesus said in Mark 8:34-35, “If any man desires to follow Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.”

Paul said, in Galatians 2:20 (KJV) “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

Today, we will discuss, “Molech. The king of Abortion.”

THIS IS PART 1 of a 4 part series.

The origins of out of the womb abortion predates the Israeli nation. God is judging the Canaanite nations for its sins, including casting their babies in the fire in worship to Molech.

During the 1960’s and 70’s, coathangers were used to end the life of a child. With fatal results for the child and sometimes the mothers. The shame of being pregnant by fornication or adultery deceptively compelled these mothers to kill their baby so that the shame of having a child out of wedlock would disappear.

The unsafe practice of coathangers compelled the medical field to perform abortions using modern medical methods to kill thebaby, but no endanger the mother’s life. In many cases, even when using modern medical methods, the abortion facilities have had fatalities of both the child and the mother.

So much for safe, and rare. It’s appropriate to point out that 42% of women that have had abortions professed to be Christian.

Listen to the Scriptures.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.”

Hebrews 13:4 “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” 

Revelation 21:8 “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” 

Revelation 22:12-15 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”

Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.”

So the lie that abortion is healthcare, the lie that abortion is safe, rare, and legal, the lie that it’s your body, your choice is of the devil.

John 8:44 “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”

Modern day abortion is now inside the mother’s womb.

In the United States, from 1973, 63 million lives were taken. The male and female engaged in fornication and adultery. This is a sin before God. Just because man makes it legal, it doesn’t mean that it’s moral. The Scriptures is final authority, and God will judge the secrets of men’s hearts by the Lord Jesus Christ.

Some of you may be offended, but the only reason why people are offended is because the truth from God offends. For years, has man progressed with medicine, and the means of killing have increased. Man has devised many ways to kill a person. Man has figured out how to kill a baby from inside the safest place for a child that’s conceived.

The womb.

But centuries ago, they would have to wait until the child is born, and then out right murder the child. God has put in the conscience of every person, His commandments. And man’s conscience is offended when he violates God’s commandments. So, man need to find a way to make it legal so that the truth no longer afflicts the conscience.

But no law of man could ever lessen the conviction of sin in the conscience. In the land of Canaan, they’ve devised a way to kill babies. With the depraved thinking of man, it’s easy to come up with ways to make killing acceptable. But the Canaanites were crude and cruel. Idol worship comes from devils.

1 Timothy 4:1-2 (NKJV) “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron…” 

Deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons isn’t something that’s new. Seducing spirits and doctrines of devils came about as man refused to worship the true and living God.

The word “Deceiving” or “seduced” comes from Strong’s Dictionary of Biblical Words, planos; roving as a tramp, i.e. (by implication) an impostor or misleader; — deceiver, seducing. Any further Greek or Hebrew references will be from Strong’s Dictionary of Biblical Words or Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, or Biblical Words. To deceive is to mislead and to take you in the wrong direction. To have an “idea or impression.”

So deceiving spirits and teachings of demons is the point. Now notice the word “doctrines.”  it means instruction (the function or the information): — learning, teaching. It may seem much, but it’s necessary to read the Scriptures to get as much Scriptural background as possible on the subject of abortion because everything has an origin.

Leviticus 18:21 (NKJV) “And you shall not let any of your descendants pass through the fire to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.”

Deuteronomy 18:9-14 (NKJV) “When you come into the land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.

For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD, and because of these abominations the LORD your God drives them out from before you. You shall be blameless before the LORD your God. For these nations which you will dispossess listened to soothsayers and diviners; but as for you, the LORD your God has not appointed such for you.”

2 Kings 16:1-4 (NKJV) “In the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of Remaliah, Ahaz the son of Jotham, king of Judah, began to reign. Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem; and he did not do what was right in the sight of the LORD his God, as his father David had done.

But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel; indeed he made his son pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had cast out from before the children of Israel. And he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree.”

2 Kings 17:5-24 (NKJV) “Now the king of Assyria went throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria and besieged it for three years. In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria took Samaria and carried Israel away to Assyria, and placed them in Halah and by the Habor, the River of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.

For so it was that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, who had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and they had feared other gods, and had walked in the statutes of the nations whom the LORD had cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made.

Also the children of Israel secretly did against the LORD their God things that were not right, and they built for themselves high places in all their cities, from watchtower to fortified city. They set up for themselves sacred pillars and wooden images on every high hill and under every green tree.

There they burned incense on all the high places, like the nations whom the LORD had carried away before them; and they did wicked things to provoke the LORD to anger, for they served idols, of which the LORD had said to them, “You shall not do this thing.” Yet the LORD testified against Israel and against Judah, by all of His prophets, every seer, saying, “Turn from your evil ways, and keep My commandments and My statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by My servants the prophets.”

Nevertheless they would not hear, but stiffened their necks, like the necks of their fathers, who did not believe in the LORD their God. And they rejected His statutes and His covenant that He had made with their fathers, and His testimonies which He had testified against them; they followed idols, became idolaters, and went after the nations who were all around them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them that they should not do like them.

So they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, made for themselves a molded image and two calves, made a wooden image and worshiped all the host of heaven, and served Baal. And they caused their sons and daughters to pass through the fire, practiced witchcraft and soothsaying, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger. Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them from His sight; there was none left but the tribe of Judah alone.

Also Judah did not keep the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made. And the LORD rejected all the descendants of Israel, afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of plunderers, until He had cast them from His sight. For He tore Israel from the house of David, and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king.

Then Jeroboam drove Israel from following the LORD, and made them commit a great sin. For the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they did not depart from them, until the LORD removed Israel out of His sight, as He had said by all His servants the prophets. So Israel was carried away from their own land to Assyria, as it is to this day.”

This is the conclusion of part one. We are laying the foundation for the origins of abortion. Part 2 is next.

Some of you are asking “Where is the compassion? Where is the love?

1 Corinthians 13:4-6 “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, (love) is not puffed up; (love) does not behave rudely, (love) does not seek its own, (love) is not provoked, (love) thinks no evil; (love) does not rejoice in iniquity, but (love) rejoices in the truth…”

The true love of God tells the truth regardless of your feelings. The true love of God will tell you the truth of God’s Word.

John 8:31-32, 34-36 (NKJV) “Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”

“You Shall Not Murder”

Matthew 5:21-22 (NKJV) “You have heard that it was said to those of old, You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment.”

In Uvalde TX, 19 children, and 2 adults were shot and killed by an 18 year old that had a handgun, and possibly 2 rifles. The murderer was killed at the scene by law enforcement.

Let’s open the Scriptures. You know. The ones we fail to use when these kinds of events happen. As a note. Chicago has killings too and not many seem to bat an eye.

Exodus 20:13 says “You shall not murder.”

This is one of 10 commands the Lord gave to the children of Israel on Mount Sinai.

The Lord Jesus expounded where murder comes from.

Notice the Scripture in Matthew chapter 5.

When you’re angry with someone without a cause or even with a cause, you have committed murder in the heart.

It’s also called “blind rage.”

1 John 3:10-15 (NKJV) “In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother. For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother’s righteous.

Do not marvel, my brethren, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death. Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.”

Murder comes from the heart when we choose to hate another person. We hate them so much that the only way in the world of evil to handle it is to kill them.

Cain was so mad at his brother because Abel’s offering to the Lord was what the Lord required and God accepted it. Cain brought what God rejected, and Cain was so filled with rage that he killed his own brother.

But the Lord told Cain what was in his heart.

Sin.

Cain got offended. After the Lord told him about what was in his heart, he did what many of us have done. We walk away, seething in anger instead of putting it away.

Colossians 3:8-10 (NKJV) “But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him…”

Proverbs 16:32 (NKJV) “He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.”

The next day. After plotting most, if not, all night long, Cain deceived his brother and took him to a location to eliminate him. Because Abel’s offering was accepted by God. Abel brought a lamb and it’s fat. But Cain brought fruit from the ground. God rejected it (see Genesis 4:1-15).

Cain was so angry, that he was blinded. He assumed that if he killed his own brother, it would end his anger. Isn’t that true with all the murders? That the ending of their life would satisfy the anger.

Murder comes from satan.

John 8:44 (NKJV) “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”

Murder comes from within sinful man but its beginning point is in the hatred of another person.

Matthew 15:18-20 (NKJV) “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.”

Even our Lord Jesus was murdered by man. Listen. Man murdered the Son of God.

Acts 5:30-32 (NKJV) “The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by hanging on a tree. Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him.”

But when Peter and the other disciples told them what the Jews did to the Lord Jesus…..

Acts 5:33 (NKJV) “When they heard this, they were furious and plotted to kill them.”

Can we see how anger could get the best of us when truth is told?

I suspect that after you tell anyone that gun control will not solve shootings, they will get angry. But what happens after “something” is done. Did it stop the next killing?

The answer is no. Even after Cain, more murders took place.

Even after the Lord God gave the command “You shall not kill,” more killings took place. Even the killing and murder of our Savior.

Before the murder of the Lord Jesus, He gave a story of His own murder.

Mark 12:6-8 (NKJV) “Therefore still having one son, his beloved, he also sent him to them last, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But those vinedressers said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ So they took him and killed him and cast him out of the vineyard.”

What is the one solution to end the killing?

It’s not gun control laws or other restrictions.

It’s John 3:3.

Mother Apostle?

1 Timothy 4:6-7 (NKJV) “If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed. But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness.”

The word “fables” from Strong’s Dictionary of Biblical Words, is……….

g3454. μῦθος mythos; perhaps from the same as 3453 (through the idea of tuition); a tale, i.e. fiction (“myth”): — fable.
AV (5) – fable 5;
a speech, word, saying a narrative, story a true narrative a fiction, a fable, an invention, a falsehood.

Which is where we get “myths” from.

So when you talk about old wives’ myths, it like this…..

When you talk about a fictitious saying, narrative, story, or invention of a fable, a falsehood. It sounds so real and true that without thinking, you believe it.

Like when you sneeze. Someone says “God bless you.” Because if you’ve understood the origin of this, it’s because back then, they believed that your spirit man or soul leaves the body when you sneeze.

In other places, during the Dark Ages of the Black Plague, it would be a benediction if you came down with the plague because you wouldn’t be living long.

In another place, the word “Gesundheit,” would be used. It doesn’t mean “God bless you,” it means “health.” Therefore, it would be a pronunciation of health after you’ve sneezed.

It’s not indicated that it’s an old wives’ fable, but nonetheless, it’s a fable.

Like when men can get pregnant. Well, we all know the impossibility of this. In fact, it can’t even qualify as a myth. It’s an outright lie because it’s impossible.

Men cannot menstruate, men cannot give birth, and men cannot breast feed babies.

When we don’t study the Scriptures or equally as bad, completely suppress the truth of the Scriptures, it’s amazing what we come up with to sound super spiritual.

Some of the things we come up with is so outlandishly silly, it’s amazing that we don’t catch ourselves. Ludicrous statements and sayings that sound so deep that we fail to see how deeply imbecilic we are.

But on to the subject at hand.

Has there ever been a woman apostle, much less a title in the Bible as mother apostle?

Look, I’ve done my due diligence and there’s nothing in the NT of a title mother apostle, much less, a female apostle.

Our own Biblical concordance emphatically debunks the title.

I understand that we all try to show respect for the elderly mothers in the church. In fact, elderly women do have a valid Biblical role in the church.

Titus 2:3-5 (NKJV) “…the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.”

But we consistently observe in Scripture that the Lord sent men to preach the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. We don’t see in any place of the NT where the Lord specifically sent (that’s what apostle means) a woman.

Could a woman share the gospel as a disciple of Christ? Absolutely. In fact, if you really believe that you’re called to preach, there’s plenty of places where the gospel has yet to be preached in the world. Prove your “calling” by picking places where Christ hasn’t been preached.

Social media isn’t a true place. YouTube, FB, Twitter, and others are supplemental places.

There’s thousands, if not, millions of people that are outside, waiting to be preached to.

There’s a place bigger than the 40K arena mega churches.

The street corners, malls, and other public places.

The mega church is filled once a week. The streets are filled everyday.

Pick a street corner on any given day.

“Mother apostle.” There’s your calling.

There’s been extra curricular teaching that permit women to preach the gospel, but Scripture shows otherwise. Let the Scriptures speak for itself. Line up what you’re doing with the Scripture and try to justify something that’s never been affirmed by the written Word of God.

It’s easy to say something and make it sound authoritative but when you can’t find it in the written Word of God, how could it be accepted? Do we bypass the written Word of God to have something that isn’t in the written Word of God?

In Baptist circles days gone by, when a women expressed the call to preach, they were automatically given the title “Evangelist” because Baptists thought it was a safe thing to do.

Baptists don’t believe that women can be pastors. In some circles, they teach Sunday school, or Bible Study classes. But we must remember that when a woman or man state that they’ve been “called to preach,” it’s a generally accepted, hard to argue against statement. Because no one wants to be the one to deny a person, male or female, a chance to ‘express their gifts.”

After a while, you begin to see questionable things and sayings that fail to line up with the Scriptures and it should be a dead giveaway that the call to the ministry was a way to get their foot in the door. This isn’t true with everyone. Just those individuals that suppressed who they really were at the beginning.

The gift of gab isn’t the call to preach.

Many people will put up a good argument but the argument ends in the Scripture.

What we’ve done is that we’ve stated many spiritual sounding excuses even when Scripture is given. If we’re a true disciple of the Word, we would look at the Word and accept it for face value. The Word is there for a reason. To protect us all from the ones that ignore the written Word of God.

So then, we know that we can’t stop people from assuming places and titles in the church.

Conclusively, the title “Mother Apostle” doesn’t exist in the Word of God. Defy me to find it in Scripture.

What are we to do?

Warn the rest of the Body that such titles doesn’t exist in the Scriptures, let alone, women called to preach the gospel. Compare what you’re doing with the written Word of God. We can’t suppress Scripture or assume that God changed but He and His Word doesn’t change (see Malachi 3:6, Psalm 119:89, Matthew 24:35, and James 1:17).

1 Corinthians 14:34-38 (NKJV) “Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the law also says. And if they want to learn something, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is shameful for women to speak in church.

Or did the word of God come originally from you? Or was it you only that it reached? If anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things which I write to you are the commandments of the Lord.

But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant.”

That’s all we can do.