A Light in the Darkness

The Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday definitely marked a turning point for America. It was a move that most of us saw coming; but nevertheless, it drew a line in the sand. The ruling takes away the states’ rights to legislate individually and independently on the subject of legalizing gay marriage. That power is now centralized in the all-powerful federal government, who just so happens to already have it’s hooks in the churches of America through their 501c3 tax exemptions. Guess what happens next? Systematic and targeted attacks will occur on churches who refuse to perform weddings for homosexuals, leading to the destruction of churches and even the arrest and imprisonment of pastors. Of course not every church in America will refuse to obey. I predict that many will go along with this mandate because so much of mainstream Christianity in America is already apostate. The line in the sand will further divide the churches, separating out the wheat from the tares. Those apostate churches will join together in a sickening ecumenical, one-world beast system and the remainder will be persecuted as ignorant and intolerant promoters of hate speech.  

The church I have been attending with my family for the last year has been good, but somewhat distracted by “doing church” and enjoying endless events and meals to gather and socialize, typical of most organized churches in America. I have been grieved by the sleepy nature of some of the folks and their lack of urgency to speak of repentance or looking for the rapture of the church. This past Sunday, however, was much different. Our pastor was very solemn as he began his sermon with the reading of Psalm 51.  He brought to light our lackadaisical nature as a church and our own brokenness and need for repentance as individuals. The entire congregation got down on its knees amongst the pews as the pastor prayed for forgiveness and strength. As he prayed, the sounds of sniffling and weeping could be heard throughout the sanctuary, including my own as I was overwhelmed with both sorrow as I repented, and joy as my prayers for a wake up call for the church had been answered. The pastor finished with “Come soon Lord Jesus.” It was then that I felt more at peace than ever because I could see the working of the Lord. I realized that as prophecy is being fulfilled each day, and as the days are growing darker and darker, God is calling His true church to be salt and light. The wheat and the tares are starting to be sifted, and as they separate out it will be revealed who belongs to Jesus and who belongs to the antichrist. We see horrible evil increasing daily, and yet, God is glorified in all of it. 

Although we lament that the Supreme Court’s decision marked the end of God’s blessings on our nation and likely ushered in the assurance of God’s judgement, we can stand boldly against the darkness, but only as we kneel and humble ourselves before the Lord. It is through our repentance and contrite hearts that we may find refuge in our Father and strength to shine our light in the darkness. I pray that if you attend a church in America, yours is one that is awakening to this rise of evil power and persecution. I also pray that this recent bad news for our nation arrived as good news for the spiritual state of your congregation and for yourself. I pray that you will be strengthened and encouraged, as I am, to see that God will be glorified and magnified in all that happens. Stand tall and burn bright against the darkness that is falling around us!
MARANATHA!

Watchman73

SATAN’S PLAN TO DESTROY AMERICA… THE REST OF THE STORY

Originally posted on God's Hidden Nuggets for the Endtimes:

AMERICA, PAUL HARVEY, AND THE DEVIL

Over the recent past decades, America has degenerated financially, morally, and spiritually. America has forsaken God, rejected His ways, and now even defied Him by enacting laws contrary to His Word. America has invited the Devil to enter in, to destroy us from within by using our own leaders and politicians to do so. 

Fifty years ago in 1965, famous ABC radio commentator PAUL HARVEY mesmerized millions with his story IF I WERE THE DEVIL’; how the Devil would seduce and destroy America.This paper will discuss who the Devil is, his origin, devices, and tactics from the Holy Bible, and after that, what Paul Harvey had so well noted in 1965. Satan has succeeded in destroying AMERICA- our youth, homes, schools, churches, society, our economy, and now our entire country!

The names of LUCIFER, SATAN, and THE DEVIL are synonymous. They are all the same person! Satan, the…

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Scripture of the Day (6-29-15 )

Psalm 51  (KJV)

1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.