Thursday, November 13, 2008

It Could Happen Tomorrow



Now I don't claim to know all of the details surrounding this report, but one thing stood out to me as I watched this video - the time is coming when those who hate the Word of God and all who stand for It will no longer be passive and silent. Interestingly, the same day that this story began to get national exposure, a gay and lesbian organization stormed into a church service and threw condoms everywhere, took the stage to make out with each other and shouted "Jesus is a homo” as they "mockingly carried an upside down pink cross". I'm telling you my friend, all is about to change. As the voice of mainstream Christianity grows more and more silent, the kingdoms of this earth are beginning to roar.

Will we be a people that sit back and wave a rubber sword at all that comes against us? I'm not talking about protests and picketing, I'm talking about walking tall in the realm of the spirit! This land belongs to the LORD and all who choose to oppose Him will pay a great price. It is not about my agenda or "rights" as an American - it is about establishing His Kingdom upon this earth. Absolutely nothing else will stand.

The world looks at the modern organized church and laughs - just as a wild animal can sense fear in its prey. Although I feel like a broken record, you had better get ready for what is to come. A violent wind is about to blow - a great shaking is already beginning to rumble. I urge you, get established now. Allow your roots to go deep now. Do not wait! Anything that is not built upon the foundation that is Jesus Christ, is in fact, foundation-less (see 1 Corinthians 3:11). This is not some scare tactic, it is reality. Tomorrow, someone could come tear down your door because you boldly procalim the name of Jesus Christ. Are you ready? Will your Sunday School literature help you? Will the others that you choose to share Body life with boldly stand beside you arm in arm? Will your relationship and intimacy with the Father already be established and be found thriving?

Do you ever even think of such things being possible? You'd better. Don't be one of those who blindly say, "Oh, people have been saying this for eons. I'll be fine." The fact is, there will be a last days generation that walks upon this earth... we could be that generation. All could change in the blink of an eye. Watch. Be ready.

EDIT: I just saw this video this morning. It is Paul Washer at a round table Q & A session just a couple of weeks ago. He is speaking on exactly what I'm saying.


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13 comments:

stephanie said...

This video amazes me in the fact that grown men would practically trample all over this little old lady! Even setting aside belief, are there totally no morals or respect for elders? This is appalling on so many levels.. No fear of God or conscience to then trample all over the cross..??

I truly do not know how our gracious, loving God can look down from the heavens on such a sin cursed, blasphemous world..

Come, Lord Jesus, Come..

Joel Spencer said...

Stephanie: Thankfully, He does not give us all the judgment that we are so deserving of.

Like a Mustard Seed said...

Yes, we can't forget that we are all a part of this sin-cursed, blasphemous world, and that without the cross, we are in no better position in God's eyes...

Jesus said that "everyone who sins is a slave to sin"... and Sin is a ruthless master, it hates anything that might challenge it's reign over the human heart...

Joel Spencer said...

Mustard Seed: It is truly time to leave ALL else behind and seek after His Kingdom alone. Nothing else matters.... nothing.

g33k said...

First 3 chapters of Romans.....these people have been given over to their sinful desires just as God said they would be. They chose the lifestyle over him and look what happened...a symbol of Christ was trampled upon. I await His coming and just want to tell as many people as I can about Him while there is still time!

Joel Spencer said...

G33k: We often don't understand the flip side of the fruits of free will that we have been given. When we turn our backs on God, we choose to go it alone and a godless, self-centered society ensues.

Mike and Barb said...

I had not heard of this horrible incident with the gay and lesbian homosexual group that took the stage but today after reading your blog I met my husband for lunch and I heard it on my way (on the radio). I was shocked to hear this in the first place but then I heard it was here in Lansing,Michigan that this happened. Not that I am surprised honestly this world seems to be glorifying those things which God hates and mocking Christians because we are His Children. They are full of Hate. This particular group I heard was an extremist group that basically wants no gay marriage rights,etc because they do not want to be associated with the norm of this society.

As with the incident with the elderly lady I gree with Stephanie. This is appalling on so many levels! Where is the respect for your elders? Even those things have no meaning in todays society. Things are without a doubt crumbling and become more obvious.

I also heard on the radio today that a doctor whom happened to be a pro lifer was standing on a street corner and witnessed a group of pro abortionists assaulting the pro lifers so she called the police to report that out of concern. When the police got there they wrote the lady a ticket that called this in. They told her to take part in this protest (with the abortionists)and when she refused and said she would rather stay on the sidewalk that she didnt want to be around those people because of the assaulting that was going on before and thats why she called them....well they wrote her ticket for refusing to obey them.
I think she took this to court and it was dropped but it just goes to show you they are coming after anyone that stands up for what is right. Right is Wrong and Wrong is Right. Thats the mentality of today. Someone said: "free" speech is free only if it's politically correct speech. I think this is our America.
Lets just keep our focus on Christ and the Kingdom. Praise God for allowing us to see what is going on around us and for freeing us from the slavery of sin.
Pray for those that behave in the way we have seen written about here.

Joel I agree. It could happen tomorrow as you said. We as Christians need to be grounded in Gods Word and Follow Him.

NINA said...

I SAY ALL OF THE TIME THAT PEOPLE ARE WAITING FOR SIGNS OF THE END OF DAYS AND IT IS SITTING RIGHT THERE IN THEIR FACES.THE KINGDOM OF GOD HAS BEEN CHOOSING TO IGNORE AND EVERYONE SEEMS TO WANT TO BE POLITICALLY CORRECT.NOBODY WANTED TO NOTICE A PROBLEM UNTIL THE ECONOMY WENT OFF TRACK. THEN WE WANT TO PRAY FOR THE NATION. BUT WE SEE JUST IN THIS BLOG THAT THE MORE WE IGNORE IT THE BOLDER IT WILL GET. IF YOU GIVE SATAN AN INCH HE WILL TAKE A YARD.BEFORE LONG HE WILL BE SITTING AT OUR DINNER TABLES. WE MUST BE MORE OFFENSIVE IN THE SPIRIT. PEOPLE JUST BECAUSE THIS IS NOT YOUR CHURCH OR YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD DOES NOT MEAN THAT IT IS NOT YOUR BUSINESS. WE ARE ONE BODY OF CHRIST. IF ANY PART OF THE BODY IS INFECTED, THE REST IS IN DANGER.THE FORCES OF DARKNESS HAS COME IN AND IS SETTING UP CAMP LIKE AN OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTION.SATAN HAS BOLDLY ENTERED THE CHURCH LIKE AN INTRUDER IN BROAD DAYLIGHT BECAUSE HE SEES THERE IS NO PROTECTION. NO WATCHMEN AT THE GATE. HE HAS ENTERED OUR LEGISLATIVE SYSTEM BECAUSE WE AS BELIEVERS HAVE BEEN MUCH TOO PASSIVE SPIRITUALLY.IT IS OUR JOBS TO SET ON THE WALLS AS WATCHMEN FOR OUR NATION AND WE HAVE BEEN COMING SHORT. WE SPEND TOO MUCH TIME WORRIED ABOUT THINGS THAT WONT EVEN MATTER TO US IN THE LONG RUN. I GRIEVE IN MY SPIRIT FOR THE CHURCH AS WELL AS FOR THE NATION. IT IS TIME FOR THE BELIEVERS TO REPENT AND SIT IN THE MERCY SEAT."(2 CHRON. 7:14)'IF MY PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES, AND PRAY AND SEEK MY FACE, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS THEN I WILL HEAR FROM HEAVEN AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN AND HEAL THEIR LAND. THE QUICKER WE TAKE THE CORRECT POSTURE AS BELIEVERS AND COLLECTIVELY ESTABLISH GOD'S KINGDOM ON EARTH EITHER GOD WILL BRING HEALING OR JESUS WILL COME. BUT WE CANNOT CONTINUE WITH BUSINESS AS USUAL. WE ARE IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY!

Joel Spencer said...

Mike and Barb: There will surely come many things that could potentially inflict fear into all people. I believe, with everything in me, that who is rooted in the LORD and who is not will soon be very evident.

Nina: You're right - without an origin of repentance, we cannot walk as the Bride. It is time that we seek only to please our Father above ALL else.

Anonymous said...

joel... this blog is VERY scary and also somewhat awakening!!! I agree with washer... There is a great awakening occuring... a silent awakening... a rumbling of believers who truly believe God's word and believe Christ and live in Christ!!! I believe we must continue to remind ourselves what our foundation should be and remind ourselves of the importance of being One with Christ. Thank you for always being on top of things! :) kori

Joel Spencer said...

Kori: It is scary in the sense that it is imminent - one day. There will be those who will be overrun by fear, for they were not ready and there will be those who embrace the coming troubles, relying upon the strength of the LORD. I choose now to be the latter.

Anonymous said...

[The fact is, there will be a last days generation that walks upon this earth... we could be that generation. All could change in the blink of an eye. Watch. Be ready.] Wow, well put!! Let us pause for just a few and realize there truly will be a LAST GENERATION. And then watch and be ready. Which category are we in, one of the 5 wise virgins that are ready or one of the 5 who are not.
Kay

Joel Spencer said...

Kay: The parable of the virgins sure seemm more and more relevant these days.