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Political And Biblical Prophetic Situation In The United States And The World

While I have been away from my website for "daily" postings, I have closely followed the events of the day and have much to write about in regard to our President, the NFL controversy, the sexual exploitation of women, and the unprecedented natural disasters - hurricanes and fires in the vineyards of California - all which are judgments of God and harbingers of things to come if we do not get our house in order.

Folks, the long prophesied tribulation period is about to begin upon this godless world, most just do not know it and/or could care less. Here is what Jesus said about the flood of Noah's day that destroyed the world of Adam (the human race from its beginning with Adam and Eve to Noah):

Matthew 24:37-39 NKJV

37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.

The tribulation is upon us but most do not know until it consumes them.  

 

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Ainsley Earhardt Of Fox News And Pastor Jeffress FBC Dallas Lead Congregation In Worship -  Hundreds Saved

Yesterday at FBC Dallas, Ainsley Earhardt of Fox And Friends (the most popular morning TV show of all the networks) gave her testimony of how she came to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ when she was in college even though she had been reared in the Episcopal religion by faithful parents. She related how she became involved with a bible study group and kept hearing the group leader talk about the necessity of a personal relationship with Jesus. From that encounter, the Holy Spirit convicted her that although she had grown-up in a religious liturgical church, she didn't know Jesus Christ personally.

While attending a college party that involved drinking and drugs, she said she knew that was not for her so she walked outside (it happened to be snowing) and asked the Lord Jesus to come into her life and show her how to live in His will.  She is not only a beautiful person on the outside, but radiates with the love of God in her heart. The congregation gave her a standing ovation.

After hearing that moving testimony of how religion was not genuine salvation, Pastor Jeffress brought a powerful message on why Christianity is the only way to heaven.  As he said, that statement is not welcomed or accepted in our society today. In fact, it could get you ostracized and even seriously injured in the culture of our day. The very idea of believing what Jesus said in John 14:6 that He was the way, the truth and the life and NO ONE comes to Father (goes to heaven) except by and through him is considered intolerant, bigoted and hateful by secular society. However, it happens to be true!  All religions believe they are good people and as long as they do good works, they will be okay when they die for don't we all believe in the same God - absolutely not!  That is a lie straight out of hell and one Satan is using to deceive the human race for he wants all of us to go where he is going to end up - in the Lake of Fire

Pastor Jeffress preached about the reality of hell something few do today (Jesus referenced hell more than he did heaven in the gospel accounts):

Revelation 20:13-15 NIV

13 The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades [Hell] gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. 14 Then death and Hades [hell] were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. 15 Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.

The only way anyone's name will be in the Book of Life is to have a personal saving relationship with Jesus Christ based on His blood sacrifice on a Roman cross nearly 2000 years ago.

When Pastor Jeffress extended the invitation (in Baptist Churches an invitation is given to allow those under conviction of the Holy Spirit to make a public proclamation of their faith in Jesus Christ as well as to unite with the Church) hundreds came forward. It was a tremendous moving of the Holy Spirit. Pastor Jeffress told the congregation that many who came forward for salvation said they related to Ainsley's testimony. 

We also witnessed the water baptism of a 97 year-old Jewish lady who was saved while attending FBC Dallas - don't think there was a dry eye in the sanctuary.

We serve a great and awesome God who loved the world so much that He sent His only begotten Son so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

Folks, you can be a member of a Church or religious organization, attend faithfully, pray, read the Bible and still go to hell when you die. The crux of the matter is, do you have a personal intimate relationship with Jesus Christ in your heart? Have you ever been convicted of inherent sin and have you confessed you sinner-hood to Jesus and asked Him to forgive you and to be your Lord and God?  Is there evidence, spiritual fruit that you have been born-again of the Holy Spirit?  Many people who attend Church every Sunday, give a tithe, read their Bibles and pray will hear these words from Jesus:

Matthew 7:21-23 NIV

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

This passage is those that make false professions of faith, they never repented of personal sin before God. The answer to Matthew 7:21 is Luke 19:27:

But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence.”

The will of the Father is for everyone to acknowledge the Lordship of Jesus His Son, who paid the price for our sins via His suffering and death upon the cross, but not only to acknowledge it, but allow Jesus to rule in your life - be your Lord.  If He is your Lord, you will obey Him (obey the Word of God) and live only for His glory, that is, that He may get the glory for all that you do in your life. 

The religious folks in Matthew 7 had preached in the Lord's name, the meaning of prophesy. They had cast our demons and performed all kinds of miracles, yet Jesus said He never knew them and to get out of His presence. The New Testament Greek actually says, "I do not recognize your works" or the fruit of the Christian life - it was lacking.

No doubt these people in Matthew 7:21-23 are very religious, but being religious is not genuine Christian salvation.  I remember the very day I was saved, April 25, 1971.  Down on my knees in our front bedroom, I admitted to the Lord I was a wicked sinner and deserving of hell, but called upon His mercy and grace to save me and make me one of His sons.  He did that very day. 

Salvation is all about Lordship. Is Jesus your Lord and is there evidence He is?