DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY PEOPLE ARE ON THE STREETS RIOTING?
1. The Scriptures are clear about delayed punishment. Read Ecclesiastes chapter 8.
Ecclesiastes 8:11 ESV Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed speedily, the heart of the children of man is fully set to do evil.
Ecclesiastes 8:9 ESV All this I observed while applying my heart to all that is done under the sun, when man had power over man to his hurt.
Ecclesiastes 8:3 ESV Be not hasty to go from his presence. Do not take your stand in an evil cause, for he does whatever he pleases.
2. How do I keep from being a part of the problem and start becoming a part of the solution?
Ecclesiastes 8:5 ESV Whoever keeps a command will know no evil thing, and the wise heart will know the proper time and the just way.
Ecclesiastes 8:12 ESV Though a sinner does evil a hundred times and prolongs his life, yet I know that it will be well with those who fear God, because they fear before him.
We love the Bible, God's Holy Word. The great miracle of Bible prophecy demonstrates two things:
FIRST: The prophetic revelation of God's Word demonstrates that God is Omniscient meaning that He knows all things from the beginning to the end.
SECOND: The prophetic revelation of God's Word demonstrates that God has a plan and purpose which in His Power and Wisdom He carries out for His glory and for the redemption of His people.
The prophetic revelation of God's Word demonstrates that He always operated within His plan A and has never lost control. It certainly would be a confusing world if every act and happening surprised God and required Him to improvise with a "plan B" to rescue His people and plans from disaster.
The prophetic revelation of God's Word demonstrates that not even Man's original sin of rebellion in the Garden of Eden surprised God. He created Man with freedom of will to obey or disobey.
Why God permitted man to sin and do evil we cannot perfectly explain, but we have assurance from the Word of God that a blood-washed redeemed people will ultimately contribute vastly to God's glory and praise.
The prophetic revelation of God's Word demonstrates that God is not the author of sin, but righteous in all His dealings with mankind. He, in His Infinite Wisdom, which we cannot fully fathom, made man a free moral agent capable of obedience or disobedience.
Depravity, pain, and crime resulted from Man's disobedience, but the prophetic revelation of God's Word demonstrates that has always been God's purposed to overrule these and defeat sin, death and the grave.
I asked myself, " How can a New World Order come about?" What can happen that will cause the majority of Americans to willfully give up their National pride, their guns, and their American freedom for a globalization government under one leader? Then I got it.
Americans as a whole over the years have accepted anything that will crease strife and division against another group except Christianity. It is the doctrine of tolerance for the sake of unity in diversity.
Today, all we see and hear are the atrocities committed by the radical Muslims. The beheadings, the killings, and the tortures. We are slowly becoming desensitized to the people committing the violence and seeing them more as the victims. We as a nation are doing whatever it takes to stop the violence by way of appeasement and compromise. In this we think that we are building a safe fence around our little world.
Compromise? One might say, "no way, not me." Well some American Christians are having joint services in their Christian churches with Muslims. However, I dare you to walk into a Muslim Mosque carrying a Bible or praying to Jesus.
War is coming soon. We as Americans will be so sick of the violence, the killings, the threats within the boarders of our own towns and cities, the wars and rumors of wars, that we as Americans will do anything and follow anyone who can bring PEACE. This is why and how we as Americans will give up our rights, our weapons, and our freedom. We actually believe that we will receive a greater good in globalization and a New World Order.
I know that we spend a lot of time speaking out against our current administration, however it was president George H.W. Bush who said, and I quote, "The New World Order is to keep the dangers of disorder at bay."
Here are some statements from Henry Kissinger's book released last year called "WORLD ORDER." His agenda over the last 60 years was to see a New World Order for world-wide peace.
Henry Kissinger offers in World Order a deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder. Drawing on his experience as one of the foremost statesmen of the modern era—advising presidents, traveling the world, observing and shaping the central foreign policy events of recent decades—Kissinger now reveals his analysis of the ultimate challenge for the twenty-first century: how to build a shared international order in a world of divergent historical perspectives, violent conflict, proliferating technology, and ideological extremism.
There has never been a true “world order,” Kissinger observes. For most of history, civilizations defined their own concepts of order. Each considered itself the center of the world and envisioned its distinct principles as universally relevant. China conceived of a global cultural hierarchy with the Emperor at its pinnacle. In Europe, Rome imagined itself surrounded by barbarians; when Rome fragmented, European peoples refined a concept of an equilibrium of sovereign states and sought to export it across the world. Islam, in its early centuries, considered itself the world’s sole legitimate political unit, destined to expand indefinitely until the world was brought into harmony by religious principles. The United States was born of a conviction about the universal applicability of democracy—a conviction that has guided its policies ever since.
Now international affairs take place on a global basis, and these historical concepts of world order are meeting. Every region participates in questions of high policy in every other, often instantaneously. Yet there is no consensus among the major actors about the rules and limits guiding this process, or its ultimate destination. The result is mounting tension.
Ezekiel 33:31-33 ESV And they come to you as people come, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear what you say but they will not do it; for with lustful talk in their mouths they act; their heart is set on their gain. (32) And behold, you are to them like one who sings lustful songs with a beautiful voice and plays well on an instrument, for they hear what you say, but they will not do it. (33) When this comes—and come it will!—then they will know that a prophet has been among them."
I am thankful that the Father gave Pastor Peter Peterson as the Prophet to our ministry. We all need the voice if the Prophet just as a huge ship needs the rudder. The rudder does not power the ship as the engines do. The rudder does not hold the people and cargo up safely from the waters below as the hull of the ship does. However, the rudder being small in size in comparison to the rest of ship yet is vital in turning and giving direct to the ship. In like manner the Prophet although mostly unknown and unseen gives direction to the church and keeps us aware of the dangers that lay ahead of us. Hear the Prophet with a heart to obey.
THE BEGINNING OF BIRTH PAINS:
It goes without saying that in 2015 we are seeing an outpouring of lawlessness unparalleled in history except for right before the great flood. But it is going to get worse. Immorality over the mainstream media will force believers to make a choice of turning their TV off. Open acts of perverse immorality in our streets will be common and shocking. Our police force will be at wits end as to what to do, so in many cases they will stand by and watch. Christians will experience intense verbal abuse and hear blaspheme comments against our Lord Jesus Christ and our heavenly Father that would exceed the imagination of being reality. Christians will be murdered by the hundreds of thousands in hostile countries while the leaders of Europe and America are silent.
Matthew 24:6-8 ESV And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. (7) For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. (8) All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.
NOW FOR THE GOOD NEWS:
The Feast of Tabernacles on Sunday Evening, September 27 thru Monday Evening, October 5 will end a period of blessings. I know that the word above does not sound like a blessing. However that is not the full story.
In 2015 up until Oct.5th there will be a blessing in many areas if we stand in faith and obedience. Blessings in health and finances, (no we are not going to all get a million dollars and a Lear Jet), however we will get the resources to match the vision God has placed on our heart. Basically we have 6 great months.
OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:
I was sitting at the table working on my computer three days ago and the Spirit of God came strongly upon me. I felt an overwhelming sense of joy and revival. I believe the Lord spoke to me about this being the beginning of a renewed outpouring of the Person of the Holy Spirit and a great revival among the church and a great evangelistic movement is taking place. Millions will come into the kingdom in a very short period. The body of Christ will have the opportunity to come back to fire in their bones and excitement over being a part of the body of Christ like never before in their Christian walk. The Word of God will go forth in power and anointing without man messing it up with his own doctrine. Not everyone will get in this new stream of God's presence but those who do will find joy and peace and will be encouraged to stand no matter what comes.
One of the reasons God is preparing us in 2015 is for what is coming after the Feast of Tabernacles. We need to prepare for a world war likened unto WWI and WWII. We need to be prepared for another economic collapse far greater than the one of 2007-2008. We need to prepare for a new form of politics and government and a new order of finances. 2016 will change the face of our world as we know it. We will not do church the way we have known it to be done over the last 1,600 years with the adoption of church buildings on every corner.
There is much more I can say...but I want to leave the Christians with this thought. I have read the end of the BOOK and we win. Do not fear or fret. Lift up your heads for your salvation draws near.
God does not cause and is not responsible for all the acts and events of fallen mankind, but they are a part of His purpose in the sense that He works all things to His ultimate Glory.
Isaiah 14:26-27 ESV This is the purpose that is purposed concerning the whole earth, and this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations. (27) For the LORD of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?
GOD IS: God is Omniscient and knows all things from the beginning.
Isaiah 46:9-10 ESV remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, (10) declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, 'My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,'
Therefore, He has a plan and purpose which in His power and wisdom He carries out for His glory and for the redemption of His people. It would be a confusing world if every act and happening surprised God and required Him to improvise to rescue His program from disaster.
The three Hebrew children in the fiery furnace, Daniel in the lion's den, and Joseph sold cruelly into Egypt, demonstrate the working of Divine purpose and grace: All of these events turned out to the blessing of His people and to His own glory.
Genesis 50:20 ESV As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.
The “Kingdom of God & Kingdom of Heaven” is the spiritual realm that has God and our Lord Jesus Christ as its Head. To be a part of the Kingdom we must first be born again and then there must be the rule and reign of God in the heart and life of the believer.
There are two spiritual kingdoms:
One that has God as its head.
One that has the devil as its head.
Walking in the Kingdom of God or the rule and reign of God is learning how God made us righteous before Him. This reality enhances our ability to obtain food, drink clothes and any other need because it is a total trust in the provision of God.
Our ability to obtain natural things by faith is directly connected to our understanding of spiritual truths of the kingdom and our position in the kingdom. Our ability to reign in life is directly connected to how much we understand the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness we have been given. We are to possess our bodies as vessels of honor. This is a part of our learning to rule and reign in the Kingdom.
1 Thessalonians 4:3-4 ESV (3) For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; (4) that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor,
Standing around and confessing “I reign in life!” does not work without an understanding of the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness. It is not the power of positive thinking that will bring us victory, although we need to think on the things of God. It is not the power of positive confession that will bring us victory, although we need to confess the truth of God's Word. It is the power of faith in God, His Word and His character that aligns us up with the victorious living the Word speaks about. The proper order is that God desires to establish His rule and reign in our heart. When this happens then we walk ruling and reigning in our daily life. Otherwise we find ourselves controlled by our circumstances.
To Reign means:
• To be predominant
• To prevail
• To have superior or full dominion
We shall reign in life as kings under the Kingship of our Lord Jesus Christ. Kings reign through commands and declare things. We don’t have to ask God for things that are under our feet. We have the right to command understanding we are acting under the authority of our Headship, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Oh God, how we need this in the Body of Christ today...Lord start with me.
Leviticus 10:10 ESV You are to distinguish between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean,
Leviticus 20:26 ESV You shall be holy to me, for I the LORD am holy and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine.
Deuteronomy 26:18-19 ESV (18) And the LORD has declared today that you are a people for his treasured possession, as he has promised you, and that you are to keep all his commandments, (19) and that he will set you in praise and in fame and in honor high above all nations that he has made, and that you shall be a people holy to the LORD your God, as he promised."
Titus 2:14 ESV who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
THE ABUNDANT LIFE:
“…I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
The only way into eternal life is through Jesus Christ as personal Saviour, (John 3:15). But we do not stop here; to have eternal life is great, but there is more. Christ came that we might have life more abundantly. All believers have life, but not all have abundant life. We are living beneath our privilege if we are a believer and yet not enjoying the abundant life.
For life to be abundant, it must have abundant resources, and the only unlimited source of life is in the person Jesus Christ the Son of God, (John 14:6). To possess this fuller life, the believer must believe in Him, (John 15:1-5).
Dynamic, abundant living is not for just a few. It is God’s norm for all believers. It is spiritual life in depth, and without it, the Christian life becomes inane and meaningless. There is more and more talk about going "deeper" in the Lord. Well "deeper" should mean that we are walking in the abundant life of God.
If we do not have abundant life within us, we soon yield to the carnal (fleshly) life around us (1 Corinthians 3:1-4). The carnal life is circumstance-controlled; the abundant life is Spirit-controlled. The carnal Christian life leads to defeat; the abundant life leads to victory in Christ. Man seems to know everything about life except how to live it abundantly. From this moment on, determine not to be satisfied with anything less than God’s best: living life abundantly. LIFE LIKE GOD HAS LIFE!
Philippians 3:20-21 ESV (20) But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, (21) who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.
What is the citizenship or members of the ekklesia? Where did the Romans, who in Biblical times were in Israel, hold their citizenship? In Rome!
It has been the intent of our enemy to convince us that the best way to influence our culture is to be a good citizen. Now stay with me. This is important in the natural realm. But we are not citizens of this culture if we have been TRULY BORN AGAIN, if we are living by a life that is not fallen Adam’s life, which is all the life that this world knows. We are citizens of no insignificant nation, empire, realm. Our citizenship is elsewhere, in the Kingdom of God.
Ephesians 2:19 ESV So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
2 Corinthians 5:20 ESV Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
We are ambassadors for Christ. I want to ask you a question: Who has greater freedom and more rights in America, John Q. Citizen or the French Ambassador? The French Ambassador! The French Ambassador can come and go to places you and I cannot go as citizens of America. The French Ambassador has the audience of the President and everyone else in authority.
So why is it we think that we can influence these lesser realms more by being good citizens in the natural as opposed to being ambassadors in the spiritual realm? I’m suggesting to you that the enemy has confused us about our citizenship. I’m not in any way suggesting that we not take advantage of our opportunities to be a witness with our voice. I’m just saying that we need to know that we are doing it as an ambassador from a greater nation and kingdom.
I’m suggesting that to accept citizenship in a lesser nation, to give up our true citizenship, does not give us more influence – it mutes our influence, it undermines our influence.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSIM USA.