“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.”
Paul shared these words in Romans chapter one. These powerful words indicate that he may or may not have been tempted to be quiet or to be ashamed about the power of God exhibited in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
A boldness came over him because he remembered what happened to him on the road to Damascus.
The Light that was brighter than the noon day sun shown around him. This Light was Jesus.
John, the apostle of the Lamb reminded us about this Light in chapter one of the gospel of John. “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” John also quoted Jesus saying, “I am the Light of the world.” John reminded us again about the Light in his first general epistle, “that God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.”
John reminds us of the Light in Revelation chapter one when John said, “”and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength,” and finally in Revelation chapter 22, “They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there; They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.”
Paul remembered this experienced because he observed the darkness coming upon the whole earth.
Sometimes shame can cause a person to back down, however, Paul chose not to back down but to stand firm.
Paul remembered on that road these words,
“to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those that are sanctified by faith in Me.”
After all, this is about bring many people from the place of darkness and the only thing that could do it is the light of the glorious gospel.
This country, the United States of America is in darkness because the church allowed darkness to enter their hearts. The place where the darkness entered is the media. All perversion of the devil is broadcast in some form, by way of our TV’s. It’s destructive power influences like no other. When people desire darkness, it is now broadcast to our phones and other devices. We can view anything and not have to wait until we arrive at home to view it.
Today, brother Milton Charles Barnes shared a message by Dr. Myles Monroe about a leadership conference evidently held in the Bahamas, at his local church on a message “Transforming Society.”
Being agents of change. If you are ready to be an agent of change, click the link below, but if you need an example of an agent of change, wait till you click the link at the end of this blog.
Here is the link to that message.
This message underscores the reason why the American church is under the spell and influence of LGBT.
The world and some segments of the church is hypnotized and under great spell of the seducing spirits and doctrine of devils.
I’ve often wondered why we are ineffective as a church and it is found in the media. We are so drunk with the world that we can’t hear the Word of God. When the truth is spoken, there is considerable resistance to the known will of God. We don’t stand a chance to operate in the power of God on the level of the early church because they didn’t have these distractions. We are so engulfed with the affairs of the world that we are the most ineffective bunch of Christians the world has ever seen.
Even in Prevailing Word Ministries, the work the Lord led me to start, we are seeing major changes but we are also seeing major resistance against the power of the gospel inside and outside the local church. If the church would see that the damaging affects of TV is at the root of ineffective Christ like living, we would pull the plug on TV.
Little did we know that we would watch the erosion of morals. From “Ricky” and “Lucy” sleeping in separate beds when “I Love Lucy” was produced, to all forms of lewd acts on TV, and movie screens. What was once unacceptable is now normal. The church has moved from dictating morals by powerful preaching and living of the Word of God to inviting lewdness to come directly into the house of the Lord.
An example of this is found in GCMWatch’s recent blog
Click the link below to read about lewdness in the church.
But it doesn’t matter. We cannot back down now. We have to push the Word of God regardless of the hour we are in. Regardless of the enemies arrayed against us. The comfort zone of the child of God is no longer safe. The persecution is here. We cannot retreat into the house of the Lord. We must advance the cause of the gospel of Jesus Christ no matter what.
We cannot back down now.
As hurt as most people will be, I cannot back down from preaching the purest form of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I don’t care what is lost except that I can’t do without truth. Truth must not be lost. We can’t be afraid to tell people inside and outside the church the truth of the gospel. The moment we are afraid to lose is a moment that we lose it all. God is about truth and if people cannot accept the truth, then the church is not the pillar and the ground of truth.
Sexual immorality has decimated the church. Preachers and believers are so drunk with sex that we do not know what it means to be intimate with the Lord. We are not paying attention to what is happening outside and inside the church. We have permitted lewdness to have free course. We bring in the sin only to let sin off the hook instead of killing it. Now mind you, Jesus was our propitiation. He became the appeasing sacrifice so that we can be free of the power and guilt of sin.
If we lose this element of truth in the church, then sin will reign without prohibition.
If the church fails to preach against sin and provide the love of the Father as the only way out of sin, we are no better than a strip joint. The church has become a strip joint where perversion is permitted without question. The church has become a whore house where the Lord had to depart because for Him to stay, no one would survive His presence.
In the days ahead, we will see more persecution. I recently observed a video of a street preacher in Toronto, Canada, preaching under a tremendous anointing. And people were resistant to the power of the gospel. It is dark in Canada. The spirit of darkness has set up rule in Canada. So much so that a demon possessed man warned this young street preacher that he would unleash darkness over the whole face of the area.
At the conclusion of the video, the last video the demon’s promise was somewhat fulfilled. This young street preacher preached the gospel right in the middle of an LGBT parade, surrounded by LGBT people. The light came on and the devil, who was perhaps a ruler of the darkness of this world, personally came to check that light.
You can click to see this brother in action. Please be advised. Vulgar language is used, discretion is advised.
A special thanks to Sister Vanessa Olszen, a FB friend in the Lord for sharing this video with us.
But how many of you know that the darkness cannot comprehend the light?
This from of darkness is in the church. It is not attacking the church. It is not invading the church. This form of darkness is in the church. The only way to deal with this darkness is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, cast out devils that are in people in the streets, and lead people to Christ in the backyard of the devil.
At the same time, in our local assemblies, we cannot back down from preaching the pure unadulterated Word of God. This assignment that the Lord gave me is beyond me. However, His grace is sufficient for me. In some places, it may cost you your life. However, we must remember that the Lord gave His life for us. He paid a powerful penalty for our redemption.
We cannot back down now.