Growing in Grace

 

2 Peter 1:2 (NLT2)
2  May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord. 3. By his divine power,God has given to us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him.

These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world”s corruption caused by huan desires.

  • Salvation-Romans 10:9-10 (NLT2)
    9  If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
    10  For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. 

 

  • Giving all dilligence—– careful and persistent effort
  • Add to your faith Virtue——-behavior showing high moral standards
  •  Add——Knowledge——–that comes through the reading of God’s Word  {The Holy Bible}  that is ever expanding
  • Add——-Temperance———-self control—you choose what to think about
  • Add——–Patience—————–——-in the midst of trials and testing
  • Add——–Godliness————— reflect the image of God
  • Add——–Brotherly Kindness——–treat all Christian’s as if they were our own flesh 
  •  Add——-Charity {love}———-the agape love that is Christ like

2 Peter 1:8-9 (NLT2)
8  The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9  But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins.

 

 

Paul

Desire The Higher Gifts

There is a question I have for you. We know that in the Christian thinking, it is mostly thought that each gift of the Holy Spirit as well as different ministries, such as Apostle, Prophet,  Evangelist, and Teacher are giving by the Lord to His church his people. But, in verse 31 of 1 Cor chapter 12 it said —–“earnestly DESIRE THE HIGHER GIFTS—–” And there is another Scripture that I don’t recall right now, that says “that he who desires the office of Bishop, desires a good thing”. So, my question is, how much depends on us in these gifting’s and  how much depends on the Lord and His Holy Spirit? Are these things done simply by the sovereign will of God, or are we able to help in His choosing?

1 Corinthians 12:1-31 (NLT2)

1  Now, dear brothers and sisters, regarding your question about the special abilities the Spirit gives us. I don’t want you to misunderstand this.

7  A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.

11  It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.

31  So you should earnestly desire the most helpful gifts. But now let me show you a way of life that is best of all.

Acts 2:4 (KJV)

4  And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

{ In order to have the gifts of Holy Spirit in operation, we must be filled with H.S. with the evidence of speaking with other tongues}

1 Co 12:7-1

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

the word of wisdom;

  word of knowledge

faith

   gifts of healing

working of miracles;

    prophecy

discerning of spirits;

   divers kinds of tongues;

interpretation of tongues:

1 Corinthians 12:11 (KJV) 11  But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit

                                     

        dividing to every man severally as he will

I believe that as individuals we will recognize the gift  or gifts and the calling that God gives each.  29  Are we all apostles? Are we all prophets? Are we all teachers? Do we all have the power to do miracles? 30  Do we all have the gift of healing? Do we all have the ability to speak in unknown languages? Do we all have the ability to interpret unknown languages? Of course not!

I agree with the KJV as I have seen several different gifts of Holy Spirit in operation in one person.

I will use my mother as a reference, as she operated in all 9 gifts at various times, yet she said above all gifts she desired  the gift of discernment.

In light of the reference  scripture,  The Holy Spirit gives the gifts to man. Ro 11:29 the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

Yet it is the responsibility of man to operate in the gifts they have when directed by Holy Spirit to do so.  1 Tim 4:14 instructs us not to neglect the spiritual gift that we have received.

Mathew 25:15 (NLT2) 15  He gave five bags of silver to one, two bags of silver to another, and one bag of silver to the last—dividing it in proportion to their abilities.  I urge each one do not hide your gifts or calling !  We are to utilize the abilities and gifts that God has given to each one !

Paul

SUBTLE THOUGHT’S

  • As a Christian have you noticed the attack on your mind has increased.
  • whether they may be “blast from the past”
  • suggestive thought’s that  you know that it’s an attack on the mind
  • is God real
  • why has my prayers not been answered

Many time’s the “emotional rollercoaster’s”  that we have experienced in life, the start up button is hit once again, triggered by a spoken word, a tragic event event expeirenced by yourself or a loved one.

 Spiritual warfare is on the increase, the validity of God’s written Word is being challenged daily. When the onslaught occurs, remember that God is our help and shield, a very present help and a friend that is close to us in our time of need.

1 Peter 5:8 (NLT2)
8  Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

1 Thessalonians 5:6 (NLT2)
6  So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded.

 {take controll  of your thought’s}

1 Peter 5:7 (NLT2)
7  Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.   

 AND

Ephesians 6:10 (NLT2)
10  A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

 

PAUL

1 Corinthians 12:27-31 (ESV) 27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. 28 And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. 31 But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way. Recently I attended a service that had a guest speaker recounting interviews that he had with Christians that lived in the Azusa Street Revival era. This Author recounted the testimonies that he had heard as a young man. Of miracles that had been witness by these Christians, the dead raised to life, limbs being restored, lives that were changed by the sound teaching of the Word of God. As I heard of the miracles that had taken place during that time period I remembered the miracles that occurred under the ministry of Oral Roberts, my brother Ron received healing of rheumatic fever during this time period. Faith indeed comes by hearing and by hearing the Word of God. However at the close of the service during the question and answer period, red flags of warning arose within me when this man began to speak error. This author then proceeded to tell of an experience that happen to him when he was invited to visited the grave of Aimee Semple McPherson. He was instructed to lay upon her grave and to receive the anointing that Sister McPherson had while she was alive. This error teaching is called ‘Grave Sucking’. He recalled that he didn’t feel comfortable in doing that, yet he proceeded in spite of what I believe was a warning from the Holy Spirit not to do this. A quote from Joseph Mattera “ Many charismatics want shortcuts to the anointing” There are no shortcuts to the Anointing of the Holy Spirit. Through prayer asking God to anoint as we speak and rightly divide the word of truth, is the only way to this anointing. What this author felt was not the anointing of the Holy Spirit but a deceiving spirit sent from the pits of hell. Deception in the modern church is rampant ! Matthew 7:15-16 (KJV) 15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 2 Timothy 4:3-5 (ESV) 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. I encourage each one to read and study to the Word of God, so that you may discern when false teachers come among you. If you are not receiving sound teaching based upon the Word of God, and the ‘Oil in your Lamp’ is starting to run low, then take action this very day to make sure of your salvation. 2 Cor 13:5 examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith. All error teaching is a myth, 5% error mixed with 95% truth is still error ! Are you Aware of the Time ? Paul

Curse God Or Cry Out to God

In the day of calmaity will you curse God or Cry out to God

Jeremiah 2:25-28 (NLT2)
25  When will you stop running? When will you stop panting after other gods? But you say, ‘Save your breath. I’m in love with these foreign gods, and I can’t stop loving them now!’
26  “Israel is like a thief who feels shame only when he gets caught. They, their kings, officials, priests, and prophets— all are alike in this.
27  To an image carved from a piece of wood they say, ‘You are my father.’ To an idol chiseled from a block of stone they say, ‘You are my mother.’ They turn their backs on me, but in times of trouble they cry out to me, ‘Come and save us!’
28  But why not call on these gods you have made? When trouble comes, let them save you if they can! For you have as many gods as there are towns in Judah.

The modern day church especially here in America and spefically in Colorada because of apathy has been caught alseep.

Alseep to the spiritual warfare that has started to intensify against the Prescribed Order of God, which this great nation founded the constitution upon.

This has occured due to the water down gospel that is preached in so many church’s weekly.

2 Corinthians 6:14-17 (NLT2)
14  Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness?
15  What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever?
16  And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God said: “I will live in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
17  Therefore, come out from among unbelievers, and separate yourselves from them, says the LORD. Don’t touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you.

Does God use nature to work His purpose to awake people out of their apathy?

Fires, Floods, Earthquakes, such adverse weather that men shake their head and wonder what is happening. 

Amos 7:1-2 (NLT2)
1  The Sovereign LORD showed me a vision. I saw him preparing to send a vast swarm of locusts over the land. This was after the king’s share had been harvested from the fields and as the main crop was coming up.
2  In my vision the locusts ate every green plant in sight. Then I said, “O Sovereign LORD, please forgive us or we will not survive, for Israel is so small.”

This swarm of locust that is now swarming over the land of America is called Apathy in the church and Socialism in the government.

Apathy has abounded in the church since the hippie revolution in the 60’s. Now in 2018 many pastor’s are preaching inclusion of all religions instead of coming out from among them.

Will God repent of this that has been sent upon the land?

2 Chronicles 7:14-15 (NLT2)
14  Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.
15  My eyes will be open and my ears attentive to every prayer made in this place.

Now is the time to awake and become engaged

Ro 10:8-13

Brother Paul

Emotional Rollercoaster

Despair is a lack of hope, you can see a pinpoint of light yet you never seem to be able to get off the emotional rollercoaster.

Emotional Rollercoasters{ER’s} often are caused by some type of trauma, which can create feelings that make you feel like you are stuck and there is no way out.  ER”s  can affect anyone regardless of age or status in life.

Listed below are just a few of the causes of an Emotional Rollercoaster. 

  • An unstable home 
  • Effects of war 
  • Martial problems
  • Bitterness

A lack of communication leads to distrust, which leads to anger. Anger becomes a friend if not dealt with in a timely manner. The more focused a person is on the trauma, the anger will increase and the emotions stay in a turmoil.  Anger will lead to bitterness.

Back in 1968 just before I enlisted into Army, what seemed as horseplay in the old swimming hole back in Ky, almost got me drowned.  I was repeatedly held underwater and started choking, and had it not been for a friend that intervened, I would have drowned.

I became very angry at the one that instigated the situation. I became consumed with the thought of revenge, always thinking and plotting on how to fulfill my anger, even to the point of sending word back home that when I got out of basic training, I didn’t want to see that individual.  Not only did my anger effect me, it affected my brother, who had just returned from Vietnam. 

Being raised in a Christian home, the. training that I had as a child, made me realize that I was only hurting myself with this bitterness.

Yes, I have experienced emotional rollercoaster’s through out the years.  Choosing to be angry at the situation,  but I finally applied the Word of God to the emotional rollercoaster’s.

1 Peter 5:7  Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you,  {NLT}

Approximately 4 years ago, I was on a emotional rollercoaster that had turned my life upside down. Standing in a doorway I cried out to God, ” I can’t handle this any more. God I need a release.  The answer came immediately, I felt the turmoil that I had been in for months leave my heart.  What a relief.

I call it a blast from the past, when thoughts of that emotional rollercoaster comes back to my mind. I choose not to entertain those thought’s, but choose to apply the Word of God.

Whatever the Emotional Rollercoaster that you may be going through the Word of God has the solution.

I took my troubles to the Lord; I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer. Psalm 120:1 {NLT}

Brother Paul





Life is full of

Aware Of The Season

8/26/18

The Old testament is more than just a history lesson as I have heard some say recently.  From the reading and study of the Old Testament the modern day church can learn and if applied  correctly , avoid many of the pitfalls that God allowed to bring correction to the Children of Israel.

A DEPARTURE FROM THE LIVING WATER occurred then and has occurred in this present age

God always has a remnant that remain true and faithful to the Prescribed Order of God.

Aware of the Times

Psalm 17:4 (KJV) 

  1. Concerning the works of men,  

 2.  by the word of thy lips 

3.  I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer. 

  1. Concerning the works of men,  

THE D U M P    DEVIL USING MY PEOPLE

Since the early 60”s the modern day church has been in a moral and spiritual decline,  although there has been spurts of revival in different parts of the country.

  THE CHURCH WAS SILIENT DURING THE RIOT’S OF THE 60’S

THE CHURCH DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO RESPOND TO THE HIPPIES

Roe Vs Wade after the fact did a remnant wake up TO THE REALITY OF MURDER OF INNOCENCE LIVE’S THAT HAD NO VOICE 

2 Timothy 3:1 (KJV) 

1  This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 

Friends, the darkest hour is just before dawn &  the signs of the times are pointing to the breaking  of Dawn.  All hell is being turned against individuals 

There is a vast Army inspired by Satan marching across America with the agenda of destroying the foundation that this country has been built upon.

Groups such as ANTIFA have become more violent in their protest, attacking people that dare to take a stand against them in speaking truth.

 AS IT HAS BEEN  FOR THE LAST 50 PLUS YEARS THE MAJORITY OF THE CHURCH IS STILL ASLEEP.  Either too indifferent  or too lazy to get involved and not AWARE OF THE TIMES THAT IS FAST APPROACHING

Pr. 6

18  An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 

I had a dream in April 2018  ‘TO BE AWARE OF THE COUNTERFEIT’

in the dream there was a man that took real money & the copied it on a quality copier, thereby creating counterfeit money. that man’s desire was to deceive as many as possible.

 Only a person that was trained could detect the fake from the real.

We must study the Word Of God.

IN PR 6:19 WE READ THAT

  A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. 

Jude 1:4 (KJV) 

4  For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Jude 1:11 (KJV) 

11  Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. 

  Cain— the type of of a religious man who believes in God & “religion” but after his own will Who rejects redemption by the shedding of blood.

the error of Balaam was that he loved the wages unrighteousness in coveting the gifts of Balak

Balaam perished because he in effect, caused the people of israel to sin,  He revealed to Balak that if the men of Israel would commit whoredom with the women Balak that would bring sin in =to the camp

5. Whatever, therefore, hinders the truth from producing its sanctifying effect, grieves the Holy Spirit just in proportion to his desire to have it produce that effect.

12/4/1839 From the Oberlin Evangelist {Charles Finney } lectures  {The Gospel Truth}

There are many heresies  that are being taught in the modern church.

and this is a form of witchcraft!

The charismatic movement that began in the early 70’s started out on a path of preaching Biblical Doctrine.

then Man added to the scriptures and error entered in. 

A well known ministry during that time period, while praying for you would say cough, well I don’t need to cough, cough anyway, slight cough, 

Praise GOD YOU HAVE BEEN DELIVERED” { I EXPERIENCED THAT ONE}

They’re teaching that Christians could be possessed  by demon’s> ERROR 

CHRISTIANS CAN BE OPPESSED BUT NEVER [POSSESSED}

 GOT SO BAD THAT At COLLEGE  STUDENTS WERE CASTING DEMON’S OUT OF COKE MACHINE’S.

I SAW THAT WHILE ON CAMPUS

Jesus Died Spiritually 

There are many Christian preachers today who teach that Jesus died spiritually.  As defined by them, this concept is a false doctrine.  They are saying that Jesus died on the cross then went to hell where he finished the atoning work.  This is a denial of the sufficiency of the cross.  Some say that Jesus also lost his divine nature and adopted the nature of Satan while in hell.  This denies the deity of Christ.  Others teach that Jesus had to be born again.  This is a denial of the holiness of Christ’s nature.  Whichever variation is adopted, it is still wrong.  The truth is that Jesus finished the atoning work on the cross, never stopped being divine, did not suffer in hell, and did not need to be born again.

It is in error to interpret scripture not faithful to the text

Doctrine of Grace/ hyper-grace 

What is hyper-grace?

Hyper-grace teaches an outsized theology of God’s grace that overshadows our need for confession of sin and repentance. Teachers of hyper-grace fail to note God’s other attributes of holiness and His call for followers to be righteous. They teach that there is no need to deal with our sin since God has forgiven all our past, present, and future sin

“America is engrossed in the worst sin in her history.  Without repentance she faces an uncertain future.   “Hyper-Grace teaches, ‘Once Born Again, Christians need never again repent for sins because they are automatically forgiven by the Blood of Jesus the moment they are committed.’ This is the most Bible-illiterate, dangerous message we could accept in this crucial hour.  Christians must strongly reject it. “God’s Word is clear. His Grace is offered only through continual human repentance. Therefore, without continuing repentance there is no continuing Grace. When human repentance ceases, God’s Grace becomes unavailable.   “Hyper-Grace teaching may be sincere, but it is sincerely wrong.  It is a very real threat to God’s future provision and protection for America and the nations of the world who lean so heavily upon her.   “Christians are to embrace, love and encourage all people.  But Christians are not to embrace, love and encourage all doctrine – particularly the false doctrine which I refer to as Hyper-Grace.”  Pastor John Hamel

1. The preachers never speak against sin.

2. The lead pastor never takes a cultural stand for righteousness.

3. The Old Testament is almost totally ignored.

4. People who live immoral lives are allowed to teach and lead ministries.

5. The lead pastor speaks often against the institutional church.

6. The lead pastor preaches against tithing.

7. The lead pastor only preaches positive motivational messages.

8. Key members of the church are regularly living sinful lives with impunity.

Joseph G. Mattera is overseeing bishop of Resurrection Church, Christ Covenant Coalition, in Brooklyn, N.Y. You can read more on josephmattera.org or connect with him on Facebook or Twitter.

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Grave sucking

The notion of ‘grave sucking’ or ‘mantle grabbing’ has become popular among believers in the hyper-charismatic circle. Such concept has been readily advocated by some of the better-known preachers, The purpose of ‘grave-sucking’ is for the believers to visit grave sites of specially gifted but dead ministers so as to ‘suck residue spiritual anointing’, especially the gifts of healing or prophesying, from these dead people .

It is not proper to interpret Scripture in any manner that is not faithful to the text.  {“CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS & RESEARCH MINISTRY “}

SINCE GOD DID NOT SPARE ISRAEL FOR THEIR SINS , GOD’S BELOVED COUNTRY & PEOPLE  HOW MUCH MORE WILL HE CORRECT THE SINS OF THOSE GRAFTED INTO THE VINE!

2.  by the word of thy lip

20  My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: 

Jude 1:3 (KJV) 

3  Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. 

Jude had intentions of writing about the common SALVATION that  the early christian’s had experienced,  but false teachers had crept into the church with the outward expression of light but their teaching  lead to the denying of both the Father & the Son.

, they refused to live by the Word of God  & fabricated  their own religion.

Jeremiah 2:11-13 (KJV) 

11  Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit. 

12  Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD. 

13  For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water. 

People perish for a lack of knowledge: 

IN THE O.T. SPRING RAINS WERE HELD BECAUSE OF SIN OF THE NATION

I BELIEVE ALL THAT INCREASE  WEATHER WISE,FIRES, VOLCANO’S,FLOODS , EARTHQUAKES THE WORLD OVER GOD IS SENDING A WARNING” WAKE UP, EXAMINE YOURSELVES TO SEE IF YOU ARE STILL IN THE FAITH, IT’S TIME TO DO AN OIL CHECK IN YOUR LAMPS.

THE WORD BELOW WAS GIVEN BY my mother  REV M.E. TAYLOR  

MY PEOPLE MUST REMEMBER WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN, & WHERE THEY ARE GOING.

THERE IS A “SPACE”, BETWEEN AND THAT CAN CAUSE THEM ANXIETY AND FEAR, AND UNBELIEF.THIS SPIRIT CAN CAUSE MY PEOPLE TO FORGET THEIR GOAL.

THIS “SPACE” IS CALLED “LIFE” , IN IT’S EVERY FORM

IN THAT “SPACE” CALLED LIFE; ONE WHO HAS BEEN REDEEMED BY THE BLOOD OF CHRIST JESUS, HAS ONE WHO ALWAYS WALKS WITH, IN SUNSHINE AND IN RAIN. JESUS, AND ALL HIS NAME MEANS.

THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD IS A GUARD, TO KEEP HEARTS AND MINDS THROUGH CHRIST JESUS, AND ALL THAT HIS WORD PROMISES.

DIGESTING GOD”S WORD GIVES FAITH TO GO THROUGH EVERY VALLEY AND EVERY PART OF THAT SPACE. WITH VICTORY, NOT OF FEAR, BUT OF PEACE.GOD’S PEACE IS NOT UNDERSTOOD WITHOUT THE FAITH GOD GIVES.

THIS FAITH COMETH BY HEARING, AND THIS HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD.

WE MUST EVER REMEMBER THAT THE FAITH GOD GIVES ALWAYS COMES THROUGH THE CHANNEL OF HIS WORD.

THE FEAR OF MAN, AND THE FEAR OF GOD, HAVE NO FELLOWSHIP ONE WITH THE OTHER!

“ YOU THAT FEAR THE LORD, TRUST IN THE LORD: “

HE IS THEIR HELP AND THEIR SHIELD”  PS 115:11

ONLY CHILDREN ARE AFRAID OF SHADOWS!  ADULTS EXPLAIN THAT A “SHADOW” CANNOT HARM ANYONE…

JUST THEN, THE SUN BREAKS THROUGH!

NOT A SHADOW ANYWHERE!

JESUS, AS LORD, IS CALLED “THE SON OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. {MAL. 4:2, PS. 94:11 “FOR THE LORD GOD IS A SUN AND A SHIELD:

THE LORD WILL GIVE GRACE AND GLORY.

NO GOOD THING WILL HE WITH HOLD FROM THEM THAT WALK UPRIGHTLY.

O, LORD OF HOST, BLESSED {HAPPY, REJOICING} IS THE MAN THAT TRUSTS IN YOU”!

THIS WONDERFUL SAVIOR WILL NOT DESERT US AT ANY PART OF OUR LIVES

DRY TIMES WILL COME,

BUT HE IS THE LIVING WATER

REV. 1:5-…KEEP TRUSTING………….

{the word “Almighty” guarantees He will be able to accomplish all that He says}  {The Expositor’s Study Bible}

,THE DARKEST HOUR IS JUST BEFORE DAWN

1 Thessalonians 5:1-12 (KJV) 

1  But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 

8  But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. 

9  For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 

10  Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 

11  Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. 

1 Thessalonians 4:16 (KJV) 

16  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first

3.  I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer. 

God does not want to lose those that he has redeemed by the precious blood that Jesus shed on the Cross, through false doctrine

It is mine  & your responsibility to be aware of the times that we are in

Now is the time  to become Men of War fit for battle, as found in 

1 Chronicles 12:1 

As those men separated themselves unto David , we must choose to separate  ourselves unto God. Get into rank, marching forward to defeat the enemy 

: April 24/2018 I awoke out of a sound slept @ 3:45 am with the thought that all Christians are in  spiritual warfare that is intensifying on a daily basis.

If we are out of shape spiritually, we must get battle ready . 

these men knew how to engage the enemy & were well trained in the instruments of war

during the falling away of Israel. in their turning away from God,Did the prophets think & say there is no hope for Israel?  what does the evidence say? Jeremiah preached for 40 years yet He saw no change among the people, yet He had hope that the people would hear & then obey the Word of God. Evidence shows that they continued in rebellion. We as modern-day preacher’s & teachers recognize the spirit that is in the world foretold through the scriptures.

a spiritual warfare is raging. Liberal’s, ANTIFA, are against the things of God, While conservatives are for the principals go God, though many serve God in name only

Satan has infiltrated the church, It is time foe Christians to recognize the enemy, His tactics & to be alert and become engaged  in this spiritual warfare, 

We as modern day preachers& teachers recognize the Spirit that is in the world , many say that there is no hope for America it’s done as a nation and in the natural eye it appears that way, America as a nation is divided, 50% of America has turned their back on God, 50% profess Christianity in one form or another, truth be known though only a remnant is truly following the Prescribed Order of God, which is found in the Word of God

Apathy & Lethargy must be brought under subjection by the Holy Spirit

Luke 11:23 (NLT2) 

23  “Anyone who isn’t with me opposes me, and anyone who isn’t working with me is actually working against me. 

Most people don’t want to talk politics, but consider this.

does the candidate stand for the principals of God, which our county has been founded upon!

Or, are they for abortion, are they for taking away our rights of freedom of religion, 

 Are you aware of the candidates  and their positions when it pertains to the things of God

Proverbs 22:3 (NLT2) 

3  A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. 

— 

31  the prophets give false prophecies, and the priests rule with an iron hand. Worse yet, my people like it that way! But what will you do when the end comes? 

On 6/20/16 at aprox 8 am as I was studying on the Paths of life reading the notes on Ps 17:5 I felt inspired by Holy Spirit to write The Christian Pledge of Allegiance

Christians Pledge of Allegiance

I pledge allegiance to The Word of God, that was inspired by the Holy Spirit

That I partake daily of The Living Water that brings health and nourishment for my soul

To which enables me to continue walking in the paths of righteousness by the 

Light of The Word of God

Which shows me The Path of Life

The Word of God by which We Stand is Visible with Liberty and Justice for All!

Paul Taylor  DESPAIR TO VICTORY MINISTRIES

remember it is each one’s responsibility 

  1. know the works of men
  2. know the word of God
  3. keep yourself from the path of the destroyer