Matthew 18 is not a Copout

I love this “make a bunch of money off of iniquity and nobody can say anything about it because you are Christian” Matthew 18 copout theology. Since they can only contact me personally before they say anything, all I have to do is ignore them and keep the money rolling in. It’s a perfect environment for me to get rich off compromise and still make it seem like I’m serving God. Perfect atmosphere for me to let other wolves in sheeps clothing into the flock. I hate these troublemakers always preaching the truth boldly, they cramp my style. – says the false prophet and deceiver of the last days in Matthew 24.

Matthew 18 is not a copout. Hirelings flee when the wolf comes to eat the flock (John 10). People that care for the Body speak the Word and rebuke with all authority they don’t play political games while young believers are having stumbling blocks cast into their path.

LAST DAYS DIRECTIVES from Matthew 24-25

LAST DAYS DIRECTIVES from Matthew 24-25:

1. Do NOT be deceived by false prophets, false anointed ones, or counterfeit evangelists. Of Primary importance.
2. Feed Gods people Faithfully and consistently.
3. Watch & Pray consistently to maintain your oil & spiritual treasure
4. Be Good & Faithful, productive, and multiplicative with your Time, Money, Resources and Energy
5. Feed the hungry, especially believers
6. Clothe the naked, especially believers
7. Visit the Sick & in Prison, especially believers

Where’s YOUR Ground Zero in these Last Days?

Where’s YOUR Ground Zero in these Last Days?

Don’t get it twisted or confused! The things that are going on right here in America are every bit as serious as what’s going on with Israel, the Middle East, Africa, and China.

Whether you look at Matthew 24, the book of Revelations, or Paul’s warnings in his epistles… The spiritual deception and false prophets among US are just as important and as serious to Jesus as the wars & rumors of wars, persecution and murder of Christians, and famines& earthquakes.

For instance, in Matthew 24, when Jesus was teaching about the last days… He mentioned 3 categories of drama that would be going on:

SPIRITUAL DRAMA– deception, false prophets, iniquity, cold love
POLITICAL DRAMA – wars & rumors of wars, persecution
NATURE DRAMA – earthquakes, famine, pestilence, etc

Notice that all these different types of drama are important in His teaching… and they all are intermingled as one. If scripture is taken seriously, then the false prophets and spiritual wolves of the Western church are just as serious to God as the persecuted church, famines, pestilences & ebola viruses, wars & rumors of wars that are going on in Middle East, Africa, Asia… No, the Western Church doesn’t have it easy! We actually might have the most difficult battle of all.

People keep saying “war & persecution might come to the US soon…” not realizing that spiritually, our war is already here!

God sees all, and if we seek Him to get His perspective and His heart… We will not avoid the battles right in front of us while we pray and intercede for Believers in other nations. No cop outs in the Kingdom! We are all in this together! We have to fight the battles in front of us WHILE we pray for and support the Body of Christ Worldwide.

What to Do:
1. PRAY for and STAND AGAINST false prophets, false apostles, and false teachers right here in America. Find and Support a pure group of believers with a focus on Jesus and a passion for holiness. Don’t tolerate mixture, dead men’s bones, covetousness or hypocrisy.
2. PRAY for persecuted believers in other nations and stand with them in the Spirit. Support ministries that go and help them.
3. PRAY for the peace of Jerusalem and the Salvation of Israel. This is the city and nation that Jesus Christ will rule and bless the earth from.
4. If you don’t do step #1, don’t waste your time with #2 or #3.

Ignoring Spiritual Laws Kills the Masses

If I’m an engineer designing an airplane and I ignore the laws of physics, eventually I’m going to kill a mass of people.

Or better yet if I buy an airplane company and ignore my engineers, and push a plane into the market that’s my own idea, I’m going to kill a mass of people.

People that claim to be designing, leading, or doing ministry – but they don’t know the Word of God or the Holiness of God, or the spiritual laws of the Kingdom of God – are killing masses spiritually as we speak.

A clever idea, talent, and money is much different from an anointing and vision from God. The results are different too.

Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

25 Behold, I have told you before.

 

Is America Under Judgement Or Is this the Beginning of the Last Generation?

From Andrew Strom http://www.revivalschool.com/?p=455

Below is an astonishing list of major disasters that have
occurred one after the other in America since 2001:-

2001 – TWIN TOWERS – The worst ever attack on American soil.
The most devastating event in living memory.

2005 – HURRICANE KATRINA – The most destructive and expensive
hurricane in US history.

2007 – MASSACRE AT VIRGINIA TECH – The worst school shooting
in the history of the United States.

2007 – HOUSING CRISIS – Start of the worst (by far) housing crash
in US history. Millions lose their homes across the nation.

2008 – FINANCIAL PANIC – The beginning of the worst economic
crisis since the Great Depression. (-Still ongoing).

2011 – TORNADO OUTBREAK – The largest outbreak of tornadoes
ever recorded. (Also the costliest and most devastating).

2012 – DROUGHT – The worst and most extensive US drought in
more than half a century.

2012 – SUPER-STORM – A 1000-mile-wide hurricane that slams
into New York and the East Coast harder than any ever recorded.

So my question to you is this: Is America Under Gods Specific Judgement OR Is this the Beginning of the Last Generation?
Or behind door number 3, we can keep doing everything exactly the same, not change anything, no repentance neded, no prayer needed… Nothing has changed at all. Nothing to see here.

Matthew 243 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

ADULTEROUS Generation Seeks a Sign | SHO BARAKA says “Aint nobody livin it.”

Adulterous Generation Seeks a Sign | SHO BARAKA says “Aint nobody livin it”

Can YOU Discern the Signs of the Times?

Tornadoes, earthquakes, scandals in the church, false prophets rising, new sexual diseases, wars & rumors of wars… it’s all in the news daily.

Obama & Netanyahu discuss Iran

Pastor Having Sex with 14 Year Old Girl in his churches shelter program

Violent Tornadoes Ravage Midwest United States

Matthew 24:3 And  as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately , saying , Tell us,when shall these things be ? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying , I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled : for all these things must come to pass , but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shallbetray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise , and shalldeceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound , the love of many shall wax cold . 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved

A WICKED AND ADULTEROUS GENERATION SEEKS A SIGN

Matt 16:1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came , and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say , It will be fair weather: for the sky is red . 3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering . O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? 4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed. Matthew 16

IS THIS A WICKED AND ADULTEROUS GENERATION?

Yes, we can see that. Wickedness is prevalent, and dominates society. We even have gospel witchcraft and Christian sorcery – spiritual adultery. So of course, natural adultery is commonplace too. There are TV shows about it. The divorce rate in the church is nearly the same as it is outside the Church. All the leading pastors and Christian artists do it, and they lead us in it to. What we don’t realize is that spiritual adultery and divorce towards God is the cause of the physical adultery and divorce in our relationships.

Yet we come to Jesus and pray for signs and miracles. Jesus told the wicked and adulterous generation that the only sign they will get is the sign of Jonah.

WHAT’S THE SIGN OF JONAH?

Jesus discussed Jonah in other areas of the scripture.

1. The sign of was Jesus going away for 3 days and rising again. Jonah was ‘as good as dead’ for 3 days, then ‘rose again’ preaching repentance.

Matthew 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

2. The sign of Jonah is a preacher telling people to repent.
Matthew 12:41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: becausethey repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold , a greater than Jonas is here.

Jesus said a greater than Jonah “IS HERE” present tense, even before He died. Jesus did the same thing that Jonah did, then he died and resurrected, and then sent hundreds more to do the same thing that Jonah did by filling them with the Holy Ghost.

WHY DID JESUS SAY THAT’S THE ONLY SIGN THEY GET?

They saw Lazarus raised from the dead. They still didn’t believe.
They heard about Jesus’s miracles; they still didn’t believe.
Jesus rose from dead; they still didn’t believe.
Jesus sent 12 more preachers telling them to repent because of the sign of Jonah; they still didn’t want to change what they thought, said, or did.

So even though there were multiple signs- there were signs of the times, signs & wonders, the only sign they got was the sign of Jonah. God said that he supernaturally closed their eyes and ears to the other signs until they received the sign of Jonah (Matthew 13:15, Acts 28:27). That’s actually the reason why he told parables, to hide the truth from those that wouldn’t repent.

But they still rejected it.
Don’t Reject the sign of Jonah.

The Lord can confirm His word with signs following, but He doesn’t confirm His signs with preaching following. You must repent before you can see the signs.

Repentance is the first priority. We love signs & wonders, God gives signs & wonders… but we don’t NEED signs & wonders.

We need repentance back to the heart of God. We need to change everything we are thinking, everything we are saying, and change everything we are doing.

We have people that don’t want to do that – but they want to see signs & wonders.

But when they see the sign of Jonah – a preacher preaching repentance, they wonder – “why won’t he shutup, he’s so negative?”

When they see the signs of destruction, famine and judgement, they wonder – “what’s the weather going to be like tomorrow on my way to work, hurry up and get to the forecast!”

What’s it going to take to bring the change? What is necessary to get people to humble themselves and pray, and seek His face, and turn from their wicked ways, so that God can hear from heaven, forgive sins, and heal their land?

Probably a messenger with specific insight to show that what they are already doing is wrong. So that they can change what they think, change what they say, and change what they do.

When I put this blog together I found out about this video by Sho Baraka about real change… so I decided to add it to this blog.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1RfRyNDAsFA

Two themes I noticed in this song: was telling entertainers on the stage, educators and students in the classroom, and preachers in the church to CHANGE, because “nobody’s living it.”

Is there anybody living it?
Is there anybody willing to change what they think, change what they say and change what they do?

I really feel Sho here… but I will say this as an encouragement:

Even in the days of Elijah when Jezebel ruled the people of God (just like she does now) God told Elijah that He had reserved 7000 for Himself that had not bowed the knee to Baal, the God of Money & Power that Jezebel and Ahab served (Romans 11:4).

I believe God has a few people ‘living it’ today. These are not only the Nazarite lifestyles, but the Nazarite VOICES that will be the sign of the prophet Jonah and tell people to REPENT.

If You are Living your Best Life Now you are going to Hell – Bringing Biblical Swords – Week Of Swords And Axes Day #2

If You are Living your Best Life Now you are going to Hell – Week Of Swords And Axes Day #2

If you are living your best life now you are going to hell. You might even go to church but be a false convert. Real Christ followers find spiritual identity in his death and rise when He comes back.

Colossians 3 1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear , then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

What About the Abundant Life?

Some people would say John 10:10… doesn’t Jesus come that we might have life, and more abundant?

John. 10:10 is surrounded in the context of scriptures that say Jesus is the door, the shepherd, the way, etc. In that same context He talks about the world rejecting Him, so they reject His true followers too. He says that the servants won’t be greater than their master. He also said this right before He went to the “Cross.” So it’s obvious that He wasn’t talking about the type of best life that is only positive, non-confrontational, and filled with earthly success and prestige in the eyes of man.

The things that men respect the most, God actually hates the most. You could be the richest, most influential, powerful person in the eyes of men, and everything you stand for would be an abomination to God.

Luke 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

What’s the difference between a true believer and a false convert? A true believers heart is in Col 3:1-4 because they are actually following Jesus, and holiness, and taking the persecution and suffering that comes with it.

Find Your Identity in Jesus Christ, His message, His Life, His Cross, His resurrection! Do and say the hard things that it takes to follow Him.

False converts have no root, therefore when their earthly ‘best life’ is not happening, tribulation causes them to fall away from the faith. You can see this in the parable of the sower as well as in Matthew 24.

Mark 4 16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; 17 And have no root in themselves,and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended . 18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, 19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts ofother things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

Tribulation and persecution causes the true believer to go deeper in God and bear even more fruit. Do you know how many former ‘on fire’ false converts are no longer even walking with God? Do you know how many people go to church for 2 hours on Sunday, but worship demons through alcoholism, entertainment, and idolatry the rest of the week? Get ready for more, because as the last days continue, persecution will increase and false converts will fall away by the thousands. You can call them ‘false converts’, or ‘believers who fall away from the faith’; but the results are the same.

Mark 24:10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,13 but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.

The True Messenger     

That’s why the true messenger doesn’t just ‘sow seed’ He also ‘breaks up the fallow ground’ by preaching repentance and spiritual violence. He also rips out the thorns of the deceitfulness of riches and the care of the world, and lust for other things. He tears down, destroys, uproots, and throws down (Jeremiah 1:10). The role of the false prophet is to skip those hard steps, but then step in as a ‘visionary leader’ to ‘build and plant’ with only positive messages so that everyone, including false converts can live their best life ‘now.’

Jeremiah 4 3 For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

Yeah I feel you! Don’t you hate those “Prosperity” preachers?

NO I don’t. Prosperity is obviously in the bible in 3 John 2. I wish above all things that you would prosper and be in health. Some people may think I’m taking sides on an issue, but we don’t take sides – we take swords. These are God’s swords, not mine.

The Importance of Bringing Biblical Swords

The dumbest and most counterproductive thing you can do in the Kingdom of God is to try to correct a scripture. And it’s even dumber when you try to correct a biblical message, and then take your identity from a dead man’s bones like “John Calvin,” “John Wesley” “Jonathan Edwards” etc…

“Oooh, I hate that Word of Faith stuff…”

What are you?

“I’m Methodist.”

Huh? Word of Faith is in Romans 10. Reformed is in the dictionary. Where is Luther? He’s in the grave. Don’t get me wrong, I have plenty of respect for Calvin, Luther, Seymour, Ravenhill, Hagin, etc. It’s beneficial to know Christian history, and I’m not trying to “dog” people in those organizations. Trust me I’ve read so much on great teachers and revivalists of the past that did great things with God. But it’s really counterproductive to try to correct scripture with non-scripture. Dead Men, no matter how great they were, are in the grave. Jesus is alive, and His Word is alive.

If you want to bring correction, there is plenty of Biblical language that can be used to bring correction. You could talk about covetousness, Babylon business, wolves in sheep’s clothing, the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, the Judas Kiss, Balaam’s error, the doctrine of Jezebel; a bunch of stuff is in there. While you are quoting dead men you could be getting more revelation from the Scriptures, where the Dead Man Rose Up from the Grave.

We have entire chapters of teaching and supernatural revelation on all this stuff in Killing Idols for REVIVAL… but real quick – let’s bring out a Biblical example for correction.

The Judas Role

“But don’t you think some people are called to preach hard stuff and repentance, and some people are called to make a lot of money, and only preach positive stuff. That’s my role in the Body of Christ.”

Well first of all, Repentance and Spiritual Violence is the ground floor of the Kingdom of God. Not only did Jesus Christ get baptized by John the Baptist, “to fulfill all righteousness”, (which represented total agreement and submission to his message)… He also immediately went into the wilderness for 40 days of fasting (imitating John the Baptist)… then He came back and preached the same message that John the Baptist preached – not by coincidence. I talk more about this in “Jesus Christ Ministry Techniques.” Jesus took the next steps of teaching multitudes, healing, and casting out demons, and doing miracles. But he started on the ground floor of spiritual violence and preaching repentance.

The whole idea that this represents is bad. There are so many false converts and false prophet ministries who think they are better than a true messenger because they have more money and are more positive. They think that’s their role – but really they are playing the role of Judas (who was in charge of Jesus’s money and claimed to want to give to the poor too). When crunch time came, Judas was on the other team, doing what he thought was right in his own mind instead of obedience to suffering with Christ.

This has really sad results. Just in the past few years so many people have fallen away from the faith… even those who still go to church. But the good news is that the harvest is plentiful! Some pastors will even tell you that many of their members aren’t saved. So there is much opportunity to teach people about the Kingdom of God. It’s time for a clear message of specific repentance!

This is the Week of Swords and Axes here at SoSpression blog. Why? God is fighting with big swords, pruning His people with small swords, and taking Axes to the poison filled roots of every wicked tree in His Kingdom.

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Day 1:  Why the Swords, Why All the Axes?

Day 2: If You Are Living Your Best Life Now, You are Going to Hell

Day 3: WOE TO THOSE WHO JUSTIFY THE WICKED AND CONDEMN THE JUST

Day 4: WARNING: Gospel Witchcraft Music and Christian Sorceror Ministry – How Not To Be A Religious Whore

Day 5: This is DETROIT, and This Is What We Do!