Monthly Archives: September 2013

Standing For Christ

cropped-578484_413517488709909_88262815_n.jpgIn this new society we live in of the “politically correct” people and leaders in Washington, who are supposed to serve the people they represent (yet instead have their own agendas). Too many that call themselves Christian, either do not know the word of God, or twist the word of God. They are afraid of offending others, wherefore, without realizing it, they are misrepresenting the gospel of Jesus Christ.

When God says one thing, in another scripture, there will be the complete opposite elsewhere. When He says to judge not or be judged, He also tells us to “test the spirits”. For it is only from the Holy Spirit or the Spirit of Satan that we receive. And though I am to love a person that is Gay or whatever? GOD HATES THE SIN! AND clearly says so in Leviticus and Deuteronomy…”man shall not lie with man”..etc.

In these dire times in this world…We need to have discernment on who our enemy really is, and I will STAND for my beliefs as a Conservative Born Again Christian who sides with God and our Founding Fathers! I shall STAND and I shall not keep silent as it says in Isaiah. I will not stick up with a Muslim Marxist President..nor will I be wishy washy..happy clappy…as Pastor John Hagee stated, but I shall STAND for my God, and for my Country…and WHAT the BIBLE says, and how it tells us to vote and live. You cannot have it both ways, and get to Heaven..It just doesn’t work that way..Revelations, says, “I’d rather ye be hot or cold, BUT IF YOU ARE lukewarm, I will Spew thee out of my mouth! ” Which means you don’t get to Heaven and loose your salvation. You can love a liberal, Gay, or whatever, but, your mandate FROM God is “Go ye in all the world and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ”. Leviticus 18 speaks of immorality so prevalent today in all areas including tv. In verse 22 God said, “You shall not lie with mankind as with womankind; It is an ABOMINATION! God help America and all our new laws now advocating Gay marriages as well as churches welcoming. God said it is an ABOMINATION. Does he forgive? Of COURSE! But He still hates the SIN!

Sin..The word sin doesn’t even exist today. Morals do not exist today. That chapter in Leviticus, states all sins from adultery, whatever. God warns us in verse 24, “Defile not yourselves in any of these things; for in all these nations are defiled which I cast out before you: 254 And the land is defiled (AMERICA NOW) therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomits out her inhabitants.”

From  creation, the Earth itself shared in the punishment of man’s guilt, (Gen. 3:17) and, at the restitution of all things, she is to participate in man’s restoration (Romans 8:19-22). The physical condition of the land, therefore, at least after a measure, depends on the MORAL CONDUCT OF MAN! That is the reason that most nations cannot feed themselves. (And Haiti is a good example with all the false Gods of voodoo and immorality.) What little true Christianity there is in America is the reason for the abundant harvests,  However, we are quickly losing what Christianity we presently have, and that, along with our Congressional leaders and laws such as protecting a little minnow fish over hundreds of acres of farm lands in CA, that had been in a family for generations; now standing bleak, is NOT God’s will. For he tells us to REPLENISH THE EARTH. God may have given us dominion, but for every tree cut, we plant another, for everything we kill or harvest for food, we propagate more. And when we rely on Government, especially those now that are not Christian, and live a false doctrine, we better as Christians, STAND UP and take notice!

John 3:3 “Verily, I say unto you, except a man be born again, he will not enter the kingdom of God. He didn’t say, Muslim, Allah, Hindu, Black, White, purple, or denominations, Catholic whatever! ALL are to be SAVED TO REACH HEAVEN; PERIOD THE END! AND I SHALL NOT KEEP SILENT! When I see in all my 74 years what has been done to this country…I am sick! We welcome anything into most churches now except the CROSS! SHAME ON ALL OF US! We are Sodom and Gomorrah. This nation is not what I grew up with believing in hope, my country, and God…patriotism. For the most part people are playing at church, and we are now in Apostasy. IT is a call to REPENTANCE. “Call out my name and repent, cry…and I will save your land..” Isaiah.. I Chronicles. NO ONE COMES TO HEAVEN UNLESS THE COME TO THE CROSS…AND HIS WAY IS NARROW!

When we hear the news of Syria now, look unto II Chron. too. Syria had invaded then and defeated Judah. “For the army of the Syrians came with a small company of men, and the LORD delivered a very great host into their hand, because they had forsaken the LORD GOD of their fathers. So they executed judgment against Joash.”(The judgment was caused by the Lord; even though Judah had a very large army, they were helpless to defeat the much smaller army of the Syrians, because the LORD decreed it so. As he will again!)

Isaiah 30:1 “Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord, who take counsel, but NOT of ME, and who cover with a covering, but not of MY SPIRIT, that they may add sin to sin.” Isaiah 5:21 “Woe unto them who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” This is the 5th woe. Self conceit (Obama and the liberal media as well) is an antithesis of humility; as humility is, in a certain sense, the crowning virtue, so is self-conceit a sort of finishing touch to vice. Expositors study Bible

IIChronicles 7:14 “If MY people, which are called by MY Name (Believers), shall humble themselves (humility), and pray, and seek MY face (the prayer of repentance), and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven (BUT not otherwise) and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (God’s prescription for spiritual sickness.)

Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not faint.” The word “wait” in Hebrew, is “qavah”, and means to bind together by twisting. The sense is that if we really “wait” upon the LORD, we will be constantly seeking HIS Face and being bound together with HIM, we will be desirous of carrying out HIS will. For HE promises to give strength for the journey in order that we may “run” and “not be weary.” Ex. study Bible.

Galations 6:7 “Be not deceived; GOD is not mocked. 8.For he who sows his flesh shall of the flesh reap CORRUPTION; but, he who sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” (Refers to the fact that a believer can definitely be deceived; Paul is speaking primarily of believers allowing false teachers to move their Faith from the CROSS to other things, not of God. It is DENYING THE CROSS and all HE suffered for the sins of mankind. We are in America today in deep judgment. Every Christian needs now to decide what it is that God expects from them, both on a day to day basis, but what can be done to get America back to Christ. For His hand is getting further and further away from us, protecting this nation.

If any of you are “oldies” that read my blogs, do you remember commentator, Paul Harvey. Well, this tape will floor you from 1965, when I only 26, married then, with 3 small children. We were still a Christian nation then. Lyndon Johnson was our President then, after Kennedy’s assassination and we were embroiled in war in Vietnam. TV and Emmy Awards were still clean and not the filth we have today. Comics were not raunchy and vile to get a laugh, they were just funny! And so it goes…this is Paul Harvey’s thoughts then…and they all came true as Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”. WHAT HAVE WE BECOME?

https://jeworthen.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/atlas-shrugged/

https://jeworthen.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/my-faith-and-politics-2/

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Are You in Bondage?

th_jesus_on_cross_largerIn my Christian walk since salvation, I have seen both a mighty move of God, and a falling away to the Apostasy we are now in.  I take as an example in this pop culture, Tim Tebow.   It is clear as a Christian man he has been singled out and dropped for his beliefs, while the NFL, continues to sign up former (or present) gang members like Hernandez.  Something is very wrong in this picture from the way it was once in America  40 -50 some odd years ago, with Billie Grahams evangelism and tent revivals all over this nation.  My prayers with Tim, incidentally, that God will still use him mightily.  But where are the values of players these people hire, that can mentor our children.  Tim was the real mentor after all.  I applaud him for STANDING in Christ Jesus!

http://www.timtebow.com

Some of us that have been saved for many years, see many Christians in different levels of their walk.   We used to equate it this way; some are still on pablum, some on meat.  I’m a hungry old Christian, and I am on meat.  But what about that person that has been saved for 10 or 15 years or so, and there isn’t any  change in their life?   They go to church every Sunday, and a lot now who are in mega churches.  (Not all!)  But, I’m talking about the person who goes to church every Sunday, then goes home and they are right back in the world.  I know of some Christians like this, who spiritually I’m at odds with.  All their  friends are either relatives that act out and are heathens,  and yet, they wonder why we don’t agree on issues.   The reason is spiritual. God vs Satan.

Perhaps you have someone in your life like this too?  When you try to minister to them, they balk, or else hide out and avoid any confrontation or correction.  At the same time, they are constantly trying to bring you into their world with their unsaved friends.  And then there is conflict.  For me? God in the first place won’t let me.   But, then I would get blamed for the lack of a relationship.  I love this person and pray and forgive, yet, at the same time I HAVE to obey God, whom I fear more than this person.  It isn’t rejection of this person, it is either being dragged in the miry muck of the “world” or you obey God and what HE wants for you.   I wonder how many others know exactly what I’m talking about.  I choose to be only with Christians.

For when both parties are saved they should be of the SAME spirit…the HOLY SPIRIT, who should dwell in both persons, and not have any strife between them.  If HE doesn’t dwell in both, then if married, you are unequally yoked, or if a friend or relative, that person could be in bondage to the things of the world in spiritual warfare.  Being a Christian is not happily ever after.  But doing the will of God, in spite of any turmoil around us.  I give now as an example for all the world who watches, Egypt, and the Coptic Christians who are under such attack.  Yet in their suffering, they are spiritually together, as believers.  They perhaps more than us Christians in America who never went through this, understand more than we in this pop culture upside down world.  But, it “could” come here too, the way the secular is growing.  And would you be strong enough in Christ to STAND as they?

For Job 1:6 shows Satan coming before the throne of God saying, 1:7 “And the Lord said unto Satan, where have you been? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, from going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.”  I Peter 5:8 too, “Like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”  Back to Job.  “And the Lord said, Satan, have you considered MY servant Job, perfect and upright who fears God and escheweth (means hates) evil?  So Satan had God’s PERMISSION to test Job, and put things on him to test his beliefs.  So you think your above reproach and God won’t allow on you?  Wrong!   But, Job it turns out had pride too, and lost 7 children, was in such bondage of sores on him, and so much affliction, it took him 45 Chapters to finally repent.  Even as perfect as he was before God, he got put through the fire and tests.  If we aren’t receptive in our walk, and are not a willing vessel, I believe that God STILL and always will allow us to go through the fire, until HE gets our attention.

Some are being devoured by the devil, and just complain and complain, without any spiritual walk.  They only run to God for prayer when things hit them.  So what is your walk?  What does the Bible say?  Do you have friends that are flip flop Christians, one foot in, one foot out?

God gave me Romans 8.  All of Romans 8!  Life in the spirit.  “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  (The Holy Spirit works exclusively within the legal confines of the FINISHED WORK OF CHRIST; our Faith in that Finished Work, ie., THE CROSS, guarantees the help of the Holy Spirit, which guarantees victory. )

2 For the Law (God’s prescribed Order of Victory) of he Spirit (Holy Spirit) of life in Christ Jesus (any time Paul uses this term or one of its derivatives, he is, without fail, referring to what Christ did at the Cross, which makes this “life” possible.) has made me free from the Law of Sin and Death.   3. For what the Law could not do, that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh (mans helpless condition) and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh.  4. That Righteousness of the Law might be fulfilled in us who walk not after the FLESH, but after the SPIRIT.  (Understanding that ALL things come from God, and our Faith should be in Christ and the Cross.)

8:6 For to be carnally minded IS death; but to be Spiritually minded is life and peace.  (God’s prescribed order is the CROSS, this demands our constant Faith in that Finished Work, which is the Way of the Holy Spirit.)  7. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God.  (means attempting to live for God by means other than the CROSS, which places one AGAINST GOD,  8.  So then they that are in the flesh, (carnal) cannot please God.  Period!  I didn’t say it, Paul did!  10. And if Christ be IN you, the body is dead because of sin; (means that the physical body has been rendered helpless because of the FALL; consequently, the BELIEVER  trying to overcome by WILLPOWER INSTEAD OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, is FRUITLESS!); but the Spirit is life because of RIGHTEOUSNESS! ” (Only the Holy Spirit can make us what we ought to be.)

When we get to verse 14 he speaks of deliverance.  “For as many are led by the Spirit of God (leading to the CROSS), they are the sons of God. (meaning living in victory.)  15. For you have not received the spirit of  BONDAGE , again to FEAR;  but you have received the Spirit of Adoption, (the Holy Spirit adopts us.)  whereby we cry, Abba, Father. (Because of Jesus Christ.) 16. The Spirit itself (HIMSELF) bears witness with out spirit that we are the Children of God.  Further down he says, we are joint-heirs, so that we be glorified togetherl  Verse 20 talks of creation and mans fall, to 21.  Because of the creature (Creation) itself also shall be delivered from the BONDAGE of corruption, (speaks of mortality, ie death) into the glorious liberty of the Children of God.  (When man fell creation fell.  When man shall be delivered, Creation shall be delivered as well,)  24. For we are saved by HOPE!   “And HE WHO SEARCHES THE HEARTS  (GOD THE FATHER) KNOWS WHAT IS THE MIND OF THE SPIRIT BECAUSE HE  MAKES INTERCESSION FOR THE SAINTS ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD.

WE ARE TO BE CONQUERERS IN CHRIST JESUS BY THE BLOOD HE SHED ON THE CROSS FOR THE SINS OF MAN.   A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS REQUIRES US TO SEEK HIM THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT  AND ABIDE IN HIS WORLD AND NOT THE SECULAR AND THOSE  UNCHRISTIAN.  35 SAYS, “WHO SHALL BE SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF CHRIST?   IN OTHER WORDS IN VS 36. AS IT IS WRITTEN, (PS 44:22) FOR YOUR SAKE WE ARE KILLED ALL DAY LONG, AND COUNTED AS SHEEP FOR THE SLAUGHTER.

So how can we be conquerers, if still in the world?  We can’t, and need to get  right with God.  Below is blog on Authority.   Christians all over the world are being persecuted.  Are you ready ?  Can you STAND in Christ or will you bow to Baal?

Authority of the Believer of Christ
https://jeworthen.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/authority-of-the-believer-of-christ/

Ron Carpenter, “The Necessity of an Enemy”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1utOKCNdp9Y

Enemies
https://jeworthen.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/enemies/

“Breaking Ungodly Ties” Paula White