I THOUGHT IT WAS PERHAPS A JOKE!

No kidding, TRUE story!!!  (See video below)

AN ABOMINATION IN THE ‘HOUSE OF GOD’.  The minister and the members stood and applauded when a young gay man proposed to his boyfriend from the pulpit.  The minister shook their hands and the congregation gave them a standing ovation!

At first I thought it was a comical skit!   Well, because I couldn’t hear too clearly what the young man was saying!

Satan is busiest in churches among so-called ‘believers’.  His main goal is to destroy the faith of believers and the church en masse.  The unimaginable is taking place in some churches! Some pastors have been exposed and caught in adultery and fornication, pornography, pedophilia, etc. It should come as no surprise that their members may do the same things, too.   Same sex marriages have become the rage in society.  In Hawaii, as soon as same sex marriage was legalized, a minister and his partner were among the first to ‘get married’!   Since then there have been a few hundred of these unions in paradise.

Today many churches are doing what is ‘politically correct’ and ‘going with the flow’; evil is good and good is evil; there is no right way or wrong way, but ‘do whatever makes you feel good’ is the way to go. Compromise is the order of the day with a casual attitude toward God and His Word.

The apostasy of the churches is gaining momentum because the whole counsel of God’s Word is not preached- salvation and repentance from sin, holiness and purity, eternal life with God and eternal punishment in hell, obedience and blessings, disobedience and curses and judgment, etc. God is in the back seat and no longer the driver. The Bible is not believed or respected, therefore there is no moral compass to follow. God is not honored, but instead He is forsaken, rejected, grieved and provoked to anger and wrath. The signs of His judgment are already upon us and in the world.

Returning to this video- The practice of homosexuality is an ABOMINATION to God. (Lev 18:22). No if’s or but’s about it. UNNATURAL SEX IS AN ABOMINATION!  It is such a serious sin that nations are defiled’ that allow this behavior. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT ANYONE WHO ADDS OR TAKES AWAY FROM GOD’S WORD IS IN DANGER OF HELL FIRE AND ETERNAL DAMNATION!  (Revelation 22:18-19)

Today I’m zeroing in on Sounding the Shofar Group members who are pastors, church leaders and Bible School students.  That doesn’t apply to you?  It certainly does if you pick and choose what you think won’t offend anyone, rock the boat, or cause some people to leave your church and not come back. It would be better if YOU, pack up and leave yourself, than to be impersonating a man or woman of God who speaks ‘another’ gospel.  I challenge you to deal with homosexuality and fornication in your churches and Bible Schools by teaching and preaching God’s Word on these and other sin issues. If you don’t, the sinners’ blood will be on your hands. (Ezekiel 33:1-20) Read my post-https://heulu.wordpress.com/…/repent-return-and-remain-wit…/

(This is an edited comment on Facebook.com- Sounding the Shofar Facebook Group, 8-29-15))
 
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A “Win-Win” For Believers!

Shofar:

AMEN! What a wonderful post!  LOVE GOD AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER! Here is another verse to be blessed with:

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. . .for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.” (Psalms 133:1, 3b)

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(1 John 5:1-4)

“Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world– our faith.”

At the time of this writing, there were many evil men who were teaching false doctrines and confusing God’s children. Of course, the same problem still exists today. However in the first century, believers did not have the fully complete written word of God. This made it necessary for the apostles to constantly address and reinforce the true points of the gospel of Christ.

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GOD’S WORD FOR US TODAY, 8-19-15

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WE CAN TRUST GOD AND DEPEND UPON HIM.  HE LOVES US.

“. . .Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”  (Jer 31:3)

” . . .for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”  (Heb 13:5)

“For I am the Lord, I change not;”  (Mal 3:6)

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”  (Heb 13:8)

“. . . there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”  (Prov 18:24)

(More verses:  Rom 5:8; (Rom 8:37-39)

WE CAN TRUST HIS WORD THAT GOD WILL NOT LIE TO US

“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”  (Num 23:9)

 “For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.”  (Psa 119:89)

“. . . for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.”  (Psa 138:2)

“The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.”  (Psa 12:6)

THE MOST IMPORTANT PROMISE OF ALL!

“And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.”  (John 2:25)

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  (John 3:16)

 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you.   I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”  (John 14:1-3)

THE PROMISE OF A COMFORTER, THE GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST

 “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”  (John 14:18)

 “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”  (John 16:26)

 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.  For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.”  (Acts 2:38-39)

 

 

Demonic Influence in the World Today

Shofar:

Gordon King says, “Never before has there been such a time when we need to discern “good” from “evil”. Never a time when deception in the world was so high. Ignorance is no excuse for not knowing the truth. God has written on man’s heart what is right and what is wrong.”

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Satanic influence can be sweet, like a box of chocolates!

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Have ‘cash on hand,’ warns ‘blood moons’ discoverer.

Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour

Shofar:

We are living in the last days, the last hour of the last days. Jesus warned us of the great deception of the last days that would precede His return and the end of the world.  ( Mt. 24:3-5, 11, 24).

Originally posted on Possessing the Treasure:

by Mike Ratliff

1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, (1 Timothy 4:1 NASB)

According to the words of our Lord Jesus Christ in John 15 the mark of Christian authenticity is abiding or remaining in Him. This is not simply a continual profession of faith, but a remaining faithful to Christ in our orthodox Christian faith. According to Paul, It is a two-fold action of departing from the faith and giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. The Apostle John called the Christian leaders who do this antichrists.

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LYK- ‘God’s Enduring Love’ FB Group

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JUST LETTING YOU KNOW THAT I HAVE A FACEBOOK GROUP-
Go to Facebook.com ‘Sounding the Shofar’ https://www.facebook.com/groups/221110074609089/
This is a Christian Facebook Group primarily for followers of ‘God’s Enduring Love’.
Its emphasis is on the importance of knowing God’s Word and recognizing the signs of the end times and soon return of Jesus Christ.  The intent is to exhort Christian believers to be steadfast and uncompromising in their faith.  Those who are followers of Christ and Bible believers, and also anyone who is interested in knowing Jesus as their Lord and Savior, are most welcome to visit.  
(Although readers may add a comment or two on a related topic,  they may be moderated, edited if too lengthy, and/or if unrelated and inappropriate, deleted.)

God bless you!

TODAY’S WORD FOR YOU, 8-8-15

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 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  (2 Timothy 2:15)

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.  (2Timothy 3:16-17)

WHAT DOES GOD REQUIRE OF US?

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?  (Micah 6:8)

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.  (James 1:27)

LOVE GOD AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER

“. . .Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.  (Mt 22:37-39)

BE JOYFUL AND THANKFUL  

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.  (Psalm 33:12)

The blessings of God are withheld and replaced with curses and judgment upon the nation and people who are disobedient and reject God-

Because thou servedst not the LORD  thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart for the abundance of all things;  (Deut 28:47)

TODAY’S WORD FOR YOU, 8-1-15

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A SIMPLE, YET PROFOUND REVELATION OF GOOD AND EVIL

My laptop dictionary describes a dichotomy  as a ‘division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different’.   According to the Holy Bible, the dichotomies of life deal with man’s struggle in choosing between GOOD and EVIL.  For Bible believers, the existence of GOOD is attributed to GOD, and the presence of EVIL in the world, to Satan.  Almighty God in Heaven is the source of all that is GOOD, and Satan, formerly Lucifer who was cast out of heaven, aka as the Devil, is the source of all evil.  In John 10:10, Jesus says:

 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Some dichotomies are:

Love-hate, life-death, war-peace, heaven-hell, narrow way-broad way; salvation-damnation; male-female; believer-unbeliever, true believer-false believer; wise-foolish,  rich man-beggar; profitable-unprofitable servant;wheat-tares; good and faithful- wicked and slothful; holy-unholy, moral-immoral, etc.  Jesus used dichotomies in His parables’ teachings.    There are some listed in this link from my eBook.  (See TAB BAR- SHOFAR EBOOK)

Simply speaking, the Bible is about GOOD and EVIL.   There is GOOD and there is EVIL in all of our life’s challenges and choices.   There is GOD who is our ADVOCATE and HELPER to do GOOD.   AND there exists a formidable ADVERSARY or ENEMY of  GOD  who is EVIL- SATAN, THE DEVIL who seeks our downfall. 

Both God and Satan are contending for the souls of man.  God has a GOOD PLAN for us, but Satan is up to NO GOOD.

We can see from G-O-O-D = G-O-D 

and from the word  E-V-I-L  =  D-E-V-I-L, DEVIL aka as SATAN.

More on ‘Why Do People Resist God?’

A Sequel to ‘Why Do People Resist God?’

Two years ago, I wrote Why Do People Resist God?’.   I am overjoyed for the number of viewers who find this post and are reading it every day.  Perhaps it strikes close to their hearts because they, too, have unbelieving family members and friends whose spiritual lives are hanging in the balance. I would like to also think that some readers are searching for answers in their hearts, if there really is a God in heaven and does He really love them. 

We who believe that ‘there is a heaven to gain and a hell to shun’ cannot help but feel  anguish and helplessness in reaching out to our unbelieving loved ones, friends and others  who resist God’s love and who reject Him and do not want anything to do with Him.  It is only through our continued intercession for them that God can move in their lives and do whatever is necessary to draw them unto Him.

God will honor our fervent prayers no matter how long it takes.  I was at my mother-in-law’s bedside when she had a visitation from Jesus as she lay semi-conscious in the hospital.  She was a Taoist priestess who read horoscopes and offered prayers for family and friends and all who requested her favors which she performed at her home or temple.  We prayed for her for many years to accept Jesus as her Savior.   In her final moments,  as I stood over her reading the Psalms, I heard her call on the name of Jesus and she began to praise Him.  She was barely audible and the countenance on her face lit up; she was seeing Jesus come to her and I realized that she was experiencing a ‘death-bed conversion’.  Praise the Lord!  Hallelujah!  The next morning an hour before she died, the Lord told me the angels were coming for her and then the call came from the hospital that she had just passed away.   She went to be with the Lord Jesus!  \o/ Persistence in prayer is needed daily, to keep Satan at bay that he will not ‘steal, kill, and destroy’ our precious loved ones who are still unbelieving and/or still wayward, so that hell would not be enlarged for more victims of Satan’s destructive work.

Death will come for everyone, sooner or later, and the question is, ‘Where will you/I spend eternity?’   Certain death is inevitable for all mortal men and the circumstances that lead to death can be slow in developing, whether through normal aging or sickness and disease, or death can come swiftly, without warning, in calamitous ways as we read in the daily news.   When death visits unexpectantly and suddenly, a person’s life ceases and his presence and loss is experienced by mourning family members and friends.  How blessed and comforting it is when the deceased is received into glory into the everlasting arms of God.  And how tragic it is and totally unnecessary it will be for anyone who dies and is forever separated from the eternal love of God.  Yet when the latter happens it is the choice of man, and not God.  God’s desire is for all men to be saved and none to perish (John 3:16; 1Tim 2:3-4).

A bittersweet memory comes to my mind.  I had a good friend 20 years my senior who was my mentor and taught me how to do hydroponic gardening.  We shared our interests in gardening and visited other hobbyists and even commercial farmers.   One day in the fall of 2000, after not hearing from him for a while, I called his home.  His wife told me that he had gone to attend a conference on hydroponic gardening in Las Vegas and had a heart attack and died there.  I learned that this sad event happened three months earlier!  What a great shock to me!  My good friend died; he was so strong and healthy; we had enjoyed each other’s company so much; I was stunned!  I could no longer pick up the phone and talk to him.  But the beautiful part of this story is that his heart was open to the Lord and he had received God’s gift of salvation and eternal life before his sudden death.  He was a humble man who simply by faith believed in John 3:16 and opened his heart to the Lord.

What is so difficult about accepting the greatest gift of love that anyone could possibly give you?  God gave the very best gift that He could give– His only begotten son to die for our sins, Jesus, to redeem and reconcile us back to Father God.  Jesus paid the penalty for man’s sinfulness with His blood (Rom 5:12; Mt 1:21).  Salvation and eternal life is ours for the taking.  We don’t deserve it, can’t earn it, work for it, or pay for it.  Salvation is a gift that brings love, peace and joy to the recipient and guarantees a relationship with a faithful friend who will never let us down and would be closer to us than a brother; God will never leave us, nor forsake us (Heb 13:5).

Accepting Christ into one’s heart by faith is to avail oneself of God’s love and mercy.   Because God created us, we can be assured that He has all wisdom and knowledge to bring His plan and purpose for our lives into fruition.  In Jesus we have an advocate who intercedes for us to the Father, that God will accomplish His will in us and grant us the blessings and rewards that we are entitled to us as sons and daughters in His family.  To simply believe in the name of Jesus and turn one’s life over to God, is to be on the right side of eternity, taking the right road that leads to life eternal.  It is Jesus who saves us, not a church or sitting in church, not a religion or a denomination, or following a man’s teaching.  Open your Bible and start reading the Gospel of John and God will reveal Himself to you and bless your life.  The Word of God will build faith because faith comes from having God speak to you through His Holy Scriptures.

Hell is a real place prepared for Satan and his demons and those who oppose God.  But it is not necessary for anyone to perish in Hell and be cast into the lake of fire.  If you believe that Jesus died for your sins and accept Him as your personal Saviour, YOU CAN BE SAVED and go to Heaven one day to your eternal blessing.  Here is a simple prayer of repentance which you can humbly pray to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour, or to recommit your life to Him again:

Dear Jesus,  

I am a lost sinner.  I’m sorry for my sins and ask you for your forgiveness.  Please come into my heart right now and cleanse me with your precious blood.  I  accept you Jesus, as my Lord and Savior.  Thank you for dying on the cross for me and for saving my soul, and with your help I will live for you.  AMEN!

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God bless you, one and all!

Link to ‘WHY DO PEOPLE RESIST GOD?’

https://heulu.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/why-do-people-resist-god/

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