For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people. Isaiah 60:2
Within the last few weeks since the Supreme court's misguided decision to allow gay marriage and the President's ignorance in turning away from Israel by making a deal with her enemy and ours, Iran, it has been like someone came into the room and turned off the lights. Darkness came upon America in an unprecedented magnitude, covering the people as it has in third world countries for centuries, who worship idols and demonic entities.
The America you knew is in a terminal state, gone the way of all the countries before her who had forsaken the Most High, trampled His word underfoot and worshiped the works of their hands! No longer the land of the free and home of the brave, although many brave men and women spilled their blood for her, nonetheless she is gasping for breath on her deathbed, a blanket of darkness covering her like a thick cloud. The perverse have come out of the darkness of their closets because there is no fear of God, violence has broken out with the police being murdered as an un-civil war breaks out in the streets, mass murders have become the norm and crime and blatant evil behavior have spread across the nightly news like a plague.
The people of America, like the frog in the proverbial pan have begun to notice the fire being turned up and are realizing their fate, but it may be too late! For most they continue their rituals of work and play, unconcerned for the fate of not only America but the entire world as they traverse the treadmills of life, saying, "God bless America!" But God has blessed America because at one time she stood for truth, justice and mercy, acknowledging God as her Supreme Commander and gave solemn respect for His name.
Has a nation changed its gods, which are not gods? But My people have changed their glory for what does not profit. Jeremiah 2:11
TRUTH HAS PERISHED
This is a nation that does not obey the voice of the Lord their God nor receive correction. Truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth. Jeremiah 7:28
The prophets of old spoke the word and will of God to the people of Israel, keeping them in a perpetual state of repentance, preaching and speaking God's mind, revealing the sins of the people. In the last fifty years the faithful men of God and the leadership of the church of the Lord Jesus Christ, once carried a powerful word that brought about the fear of God, keeping the people under restraint, but they have all but died out, leaving a selfish brood of spoiled children who have been taught that God is their sugar daddy, being fed a poisonous mix of prosperity teaching and doctrines of demons!
Jesus said that the truth would set men free, but today there is very little truth preached or taught and no one even opens their Bibles, satisfied with a little sermonette or a fuzzy little refrigerator verse taken out of context. Discipleship is all but non-existent and the churches are only concerned with filling their auditoriums and padding their pockets! If anyone would have had a legitimate "Mega Church" wouldn't it have been Jesus? When was the last time you saw someone walk on water, cast out a demon or a legion of demons, raise the dead or heal the sick, and yet He only had a few sold out disciples?
What do you think would happen if Isaiah, Jeremiah, Elijah, Elisha, the Lord Jesus or even the late David Wilkerson, one of the last known true prophetic voices of our time would do if they walked into most church services in America? I'll tell you what they wouldn't do, they wouldn't agree with the message, the madness or the method of the modern day consumer driven, all about me, tickle my ears, apostate church! The gates of Hell have been opened and the end of all things is at hand and the people of God are untrained and ill equipped for service as the world crumbles around them. Unless there is a Holy Spirit outpouring of repentance there will be no hope for America or for the world.
Thus says the Lord concerning the prophets who make my people stray; who chant peace (all is well) while they chew with their teeth, but prepare war against him who puts nothing into their mouths; (pads their pockets) Therefore you shall have night without vision (prophetic revelation) and you shall have darkness without divination; the sun shall go down on the prophets, and the day shall be dark for them. So the seers shall be ashamed, and the diviners abashed; indeed they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer from God. Micah 3:5-7
Arise, shine for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. Isaiah 60:1
In Hebrew the word arise has multiple meanings such as to abide, to accomplish, to confirm and to decree, to rear up as in a battle stance, to succeed, to ordain and to perform. This is a strategic time for the true body of the living Lord to rise up and as Jesus said, "Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light."
As the darkness descends upon the world, so the light of the Lord will illuminate our path to rise up and conquer the powers of darkness and defeat their plan of destruction as we train up an army of Spirit filled sold out disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ! Train, equip and send will be the call to war, to mobilize a people who have been transformed from the depths of sin and death into a people resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit as new creations in Christ, called to reign with Him in glory!
Are you tired of a boring and mundane spiritual life, being a part of a dead and dying church with no Spirit or passion for the things of God, always learning but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth? Do you not long for the power of Pentecost to be poured out from on high to set the captives free and to rescue the sinner from the pits of Hell? If so, do this: if you are in a dead assembly of unbelieving pew sitters, get out! Find people of like mind concerned with the vision and mission of the Lord Jesus Christ and repent of being in an apostate church and the light of God will shine on you!
Our mission statement: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal (bind up) the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified." Isaiah 61:1-3
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin