e are a peculiar people . . .
In the face of persecution, in the face of adversity, in the face of opposition . . . we strive to do His will in our lives. People who are called by His Name are different than most of the church-world crowd. But, even though we know of His Truth, Who Jesus was and Is, and have followed the plan of salvation which He wrought on the tree, we fail to see not only what is coming, but, that it's happening around the world as you read the words on this page.
People are being jailed, tortured, murdered for nothing more than woshipping and living for Him. Today. In July, 2012. It is happening.
Simply because people want to worship God instead of mohammed, or budda . . . The time is coming shortly, when here, in America we will see those same persecutions by the ones who will demand that we speak not, nor, baptize in, nor pray in Jesus Name. That, friends and neighbors, is the line of division: Baptism in Jesus Name.
By whom? The same ones who are attempting to take over America at this very instant! When you study it out, it is founded upon the exact opposite of Jesus Christ. It has many tentacles, many sides, many forces. Her way is wide, the path that leadeth to destruction. She is even spoken of in the Bible as the whore.
She has done more against the people and the perfect will of God than any other organization in the world. In the very beginning, her founder, merged sinfully with the mother of all living, implanting his own seed which was opposed to the pure ways of God since the beginning. It founded the worship of paganism, and carried through to the Apostolic church of the Dispensation of Grace. It finally had the power and the audacity to change the formula for salvation to a diluted and powerless formula: baptisim in the name of the father, son, and holy ghost.
I see the revelation of Jesus Name baptism, and I see that beautiful way of the cross being trampled. Her way is merely to degrade the Truth, make fun of her, and deliver more souls into hell with her damnable doctrine. We must all fight to take this marvelous Truth to the world, as well as the truth about the devils doctrine.
What am I doing for The Cause? What am I doing to tell others of this marvelous truth? What am I doing to tell America about Him? I will certainly be held accountable for my lack of doing everything I possbily can, my lack of prayer, my lack of study of His precious Word!
The reason I've so little demonstration of His works in my own ministry is my lack of entreating Him. God is willing, anxiously waiting to provide us with power, His Power, so we can go forth as they did in the times of Apostles. How was that? With signs following. Healings, Miracles. People being transformed into the same ones who had the power to turn the whole world upside down.
To whom can I point? When I do point at someone, there are always four fingers pointing back at me. The person I am to blame is looking back at me in the mirror.
And, when I look into the mirror of His Word, I see the lack of knowledge of His Word. I am reminded of the scripture, through thy precepts I get understanding. . It is a light .
All my life, I have fought oppression, mostly from my abusive father. He has made the entire lives of his whole family a living hell, skillfully hiding his hippocrite ways behind a facade or pretext of studying the Bible, talking misappropriately in regards to his family while making himself look like the poor victim. He has said things that will be a mark on me for life. Even had I been guilty, it wouldn't be right for him to say hurtful remarks like that and damage anyone, much less his own son.
But I realize it was nothing but the enemy to keep me down and limit my work, my talent, and my influence on others as much as possible. On whom can I put the blame? Again, I look in the mirror and see the reason I didn't stand up and carry out His will in my life. I mention this fact only so I can show how we, as humans, born of a woman, can and will use whatever excuse we can come up with to circumvent our calling.
But the calling of God is without repentance.
His mercies are new every morning. It's not the one who never falls . . . It's human nature that we fail, fall, and do stuff that grieves the Spirit of God. What matters, is when we do, we get back up and continue. One thing we must always remember: God will forgive you if you repent. But man will not!
With God, He casts that sin into the sea of forgetfulness, never to be remembered against us. Man, on the other hand, cannot forget even though they forgive. That's when we need His strength! We have got to walk on! We get knocked down, we get back up. No matter how many times we get knocked down, you're still in the fight as long as you don't quit.
The race is not to him that runs, but to him that finishes the course.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;