Monday, September 28 2015
"Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the law and the prophets." Matthew 7:12
Everywhere you look, on TV, the nightly news or on social media, someone is knocking someone or something because they either don't agree with them or simply don't like them. Even in the Presidential race where you would think that people would be civil, they are verbally killing one another.
Donald Trump is the poster child for bashing people and assaulting their character and their reputations and people absolutely love it, the stuff movies are made of and it only gets worse. Trump is leading in the poles almost exclusively because he attacks his opponents by defaming them, claiming that he has all the answers and they don't. This political tactic is also being used by the other candidates and is fueling a media frenzy! Elections are won or lost simply by what you can convince the masses to believe.
Even the evangelical church of the Lord Jesus Christ has been caught up in this un-civil conflict, railing against the President and anyone else who doesn't share their beliefs, and it is contagious because of the availability of media, via the Internet, TV and a multitude of hand held electronic devices. Don't get me wrong I have been caught up in it too until the Holy Spirit's conviction comes upon me, urging me to repent of such unbecoming behavior. The other night on the debate the commentator asked Carly Fiorina about Trump's comment about her face and you could almost see the tears well up in her eyes as she was obviously deeply hurt by his accusations.
"But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. "Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful." Luke 6:35-36
THE DEVIL'S WORKSHOP
"Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive and you shall be forgiven." Luke 6:37
There is an old saying, one my mother used to quote to me, "An idle mind is the devil's workshop" and she was certainly right because idleness causes us to seek that which many times fuels evil desires, lusts and hateful thoughts against our fellow man. Facebook is one such workshop that fuels the flames of defamation, condemnation and is down-right mean at times, even spreading its flames of hate on anyone that people have judged to deserve it. (See note at bottom of page!)
We are told in scripture not to judge or condemn and to forgive even when people don't deserve it, just as we were forgiven of all our sins by the Lord Jesus when He died for us on the cross! One of America's biggest problems in this department is the news media that judges who they will without facts, condemns any that they deem deserving or will sell ads, and indict innocent people without ever recanting their accusations when found to be false. We have all seen it on the news, a mug shot of someone who looks guilty and if he looks guilty, he must be! I thought we were innocent until proven guilty in the courts of America, apparently not any more!
This media frenzy has gotten totally out of control, even bringing back a resurgence of race related incidents where blacks have shot whites and cops have shot blacks and so on and so forth until there is a media firestorm of accusations threatening another un-civil war in the streets. When will the news media be locked out of the courtrooms and be stopped and made accountable for their actions and false accusations? Free speech doesn't mean you can slander and defame people in order to sell ads on TV, in many cases ruining people's lives by their judgments, and even effecting the political poles by their derogatory remarks against the candidates.
"And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye?" Luke 6:41
THE GOLDEN RULE
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intersessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior. I Timothy 2:1-3
It is hard to slander someone when you are praying for them and to condemn someone when we all are imperfect people in need of forgiveness ourselves. The Golden Rule has been all but forgotten, a thing of the past from Sunday schools gone by, but the entire Bible rests on one very important statement made by the Savior of the world, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
In a dog eat dog world of violence and death, the word of the living God still stands as a beacon to all who would take it to heart and obey its commands. Jesus was approached by a certain lawyer and asked the most important question that can be asked, "What shall I do to inherit eternal life?" Jesus answered him with another question, "What is written in the law?" The lawyer then quoted the scripture that states that we should love God with all of our heart and our neighbor as ourselves. Jesus answered and said, "Do this and you will live."
The lawyer wanting to justify himself asked Him, "Who is my neighbor?" Jesus then proceeded to tell him the story of the good Samaritan who found a certain man robbed and in great need and so he helped the man by putting him in an inn and taking care of all his needs until he was back on his feet, even when a priest and a Levite had passed him by. We as the evangelical church of the Lord Jesus Christ have the truth of God's word, the power and anointing of His Holy Spirit and a mandate to go into all the world with the gospel, making disciples of all the nations and yet for the most part, we sit and attend and boast of great things and do nothing as the world sinks into Hell!
"So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?" And he said, "He who showed mercy on him." Then Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise." Luke 10:36,37
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin
NOTE: Concerning Facebook in which a group of Satanists, vampires, Goths and Pagans petitioned Mark Zuckerberg (Chairman and CEO of Facebook) to allow them to use their "Nightside" names on the social media site. A "Nightside" name is an alias for something that lacks light, a demonic or evil handle, if you will, or a name describing your degree of darkness in whatever cult or coven in which you belong. Zuckerberg agreed to allow them to use their "Nightside" names in order for them to cast spells and operate under the guise of darkness.
Thursday, September 17 2015
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
Monday, September 14 2015
THE PRINCE OF PERSIA
Then he said to me, "Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. "But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty one days; and behold Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia." Daniel 10:12,13
The prince of Persia is the principality that rules the present day country of Iran. As we see in the book of Daniel his prayer was immediately dispatched by an angel from God but the prince of Persia held up the answer for twenty one days giving necessity to call in reinforcements from the arch angel Michael.
A principality is the territory of a prince, in regards to us as believers there is a powerful principality that oversees and governs the country of Iran and the religion of Islam. From its inception the Muslim religion was intended to dominate the world and wipe out all infidels, both Christian and Jews included! The prophet Muhammad founded this diabolical demonically inspired worship of a demon god named Allah which involves obeying their Sharia law, a legalistic set of rules and regulations that promotes brutality, murder, and bondage to anyone who disobeys.
The religion of Islam is spreading its demonic tentacles around the world, taking over cities and even countries as they set up their Mosques and establish Sharia law to keep their people under restraint in order to dominate and keep them under submission. Like a cancer this scourge of the ages has eaten away the very fabric of modern day society, spreading its doctrines of demons around the globe.
For we do not wrestle with flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
THE HOLY WAR OF JIHAD
"And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out." Quran 2:191
Jihad means to strive against and although many try and explain it away that Islam is only a peaceful religion there are 109 verses in the Quran that call Muslims to war against the infidel. Those who refuse to join the fight are called hypocrites and warned that Allah will send them to hell if they do not join in the slaughter.
ISIS and all the other terrorist factions have declared holy war against all who reject Islam with its cruel and murderous tactics to destroy even their own people who do not submit to them. Be-headings, cutting off hands and feet, stoning women who disobey Sharia law, for even uncovering their faces, murdering babies and raping children, this brutal force of demonically controlled zealots intends on dominating the entire world and there is no one who can stop them, but One, the body of the Lord Jesus Christ!
The stronghold of Islam can be pulled down by the prayers and fasting of the church of Jesus Christ, but only if they will unite and come together for war against the powers of darkness, the engagement with principalities is reserved for the body of Christ unified with one mind because of the danger of the onslaught of counter attacks that come in retaliation and can be deadly to the untrained believer.
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal (of the flesh) but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds. II Corinthians 10:3,4
HIJRAH- ISLAMIC MIGRATION
Those who believe, and have left their homes and striven with their wealth and their lives in Allah's way are of much greater worth in Allah's sight. These are they who are triumphant. Quran 9:20
We are seeing firsthand the migration of thousands of Muslims stream across the borders into Europe and eventually to the US. Hijrah according to Islamic law refers to leaving a place to seek sanctuary, freedom from persecution, freedom of religion or for any other purpose, such as the Islamic doctrine of stealth Jihad!
It is an interesting fact that these Muslims, supposedly escaping war torn Syria don't go into other Muslim countries who would accept their brethren openly such as Iran and the other Arab nations, but have chosen to gravitate to the European nations of the "Great Satan!" What is actually happening is the Islamic infiltration of the world, in which thousands, maybe even millions of Muslims are relocating to Europe and America to establish Muslim communities under Sharia law with the intent to dominate the world giving undying allegiance to the demon god of Allah!
Now here's the scary part, your President is about to secure a deal with this demonic principality that will release billions into their hands to fund terror around the world. Iran doesn't need a nuclear bomb they have ISIS and many other terrorists groups, all willing to become bombs that will wreak havoc around the world in order to bring about the end of civilization as we know it, and dominate the world through fear! I personally believe that this is the beginning of tribulation and that we are entering into the darkest of times ever in the history of the world.
An end! The end has come upon the four corners of the land. Now the end has come upon you, and I will send My anger against you; I will judge you according to your ways, and I will repay you for all of your abominations. Ezekiel 7:2,3
Behold, the day! Behold, it has come! Doom has gone out; the rod has blossomed, pride has budded. Violence has risen into a rod of wickedness; none of them shall remain, none of the multitude, none of them; nor shall there be wailing for them. The time has come, the day draws near. Ezekiel 7:10-12
From its inception, Israel has been the apple of God's eye, His chosen people, but when they became disobedient, God would send the Gentile nations against them to discipline them. The Philistines, Jebusites, Amalekites and other warring nations would come against Israel until they would repent. So it is today, God's wrath is being poured out upon the world for its disobedient and rebellious ways.
Who do you think flew those planes into the World Trade Center, the descendants of the Gentile nations, the same bunch that God used eons ago to discipline Israel? America, the land of the free and home of the brave, disobedient? Remember the tower of Babel, man's attempt to reach God on his own terms and what God did to them for their disobedience? Then take the Trade Towers, two phallic symbols of man's pride and greed sticking up into the face of the Most High! A stench from our arrogant ways and rebellious nature, allowing the murder of fifty five million unborn innocent children, our prideful defection from the devotion of a Holy God, expelling Him from our government, schools and even most churches!
God bless America, we cried, but God has blessed America more than any other nation until we became self sufficient and arrogant toward the Creator and allowed the perverse to dominate our society with a liberal spirit of anti-Christ! Unless the leadership of the church of the Lord Jesus Christ unites and repents of their rebellion and selfish agendas, building their own kingdoms of flesh, and not equipping the saints, I am afraid we are doomed to tribulation in an unprecedented measure from the Most High God! May God have mercy on our souls!
I will pour out My indignation on you: I will blow against you with the fire of My wrath, and deliver you into the hands of brutal men (terrorists) who are skillful to destroy. You shall be fuel for the fire; your blood shall be in the midst of the land. You shall not be remembered, for I the Lord have spoken. Ezekiel 21:31,32
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin
Tuesday, September 08 2015
There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or daughter pass through the fire, (be burned as an offering to an idol) or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. Deuteronomy 18:10,11
Lets face it, witchcraft, sorcery and divination is an interesting form of entertainment for millions and most have tried their hand at at least some form of dark art. Remember as kids playing with the Ouija board, a seemingly harmless game, but somehow the thing worked and in many cases scared the daylights out of the unsuspecting. The reason these things are so dangerous is they open the doors of the demonic to gain a foothold in your life, or in biblical terms, a stronghold.
Everywhere you look today there is some form of witchcraft, sorcery or divination, whether in the movies, TV or even in your kids cartoons and it is so prevalent because the doors of Hell have been opened and the demonic hoard has flooded the world with their presence. Hollywood has unleashed a swarm of demonic influence over the years being the devil's greatest advocate. Just take a hard look at whats popular at the movies, anything to do with murder, mayhem or destruction is a money maker, from the living dead, vampires, werewolves and anything to bring fear and abject terror is a sellout!
Spiritism, seances, palm readers, and astrology are everywhere and are accepted forms of enlightenment for millions and in many cases these demonic prophecies come true, but in the end they always bring about death. If people saw what I have seen over the years in dealing with the demonic they would never even let their kids go trick or treating again, or allow them to fill their minds with horror flicks and violent video games. Years ago when I was more involved with youth I kept up with video games to see what kids were getting into and one day I was thumbing through the pages of a game book and came across a two page color spread advertising a certain game geared to attract eight to twelve year old boys. The ad displayed two beautiful women with their arms around one another, lesbian assassins for young boys to actually take on their roles as lesbian lovers hired to kill! The title to the ad was: We put the ass back in assassin!
For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you. You shall be blameless before the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 118:12,13
WITCHES OF DIVINATION, PROGNOSTICATORS AND FALSE PROPHETS
"The prophets prophesy lies in My name. I have not sent them, commanded them, nor spoken to them; they prophesy to you a false vision, divination, (telling the future by signs and omens) a worthless thing, and the deceit of their heart." Jeremiah 14:14
There have been false and misleading prophets for centuries deceiving people with their demonic fortune telling and prophetic hocus pocus, millions are seduced by astrologists, modern day mediums, mind readers and psychics. Many successful businessmen and Hollywood stars consult with these charlatans being cheated out of millions of dollars.
One such seer, Nostradamus, born in the 1500's was probably the most famous, even predicting events in modern times. His publications, prophecies and prognostications are still widely popular today among the psychic crowd. Another popular phenomenon is the attraction to anything paranormal: haunted houses, ghosts and goblins that have spawned a multitude of reality shows trying to prove the existence of the supernatural. The problem with all of this is the distraction from the actual word of the living God who desires to speak to His people through His prophets.
The church has been plagued with false prophets, faith healers and TV evangelists spewing out poisonous words of prophetic madness promising the moon and the stars to any unsuspecting believer foolish enough to fall for their lies. The apostle Paul warned the churches of Corinth and Galatia to beware of false brethren, prophets and deceitful workers who transform themselves into apostles of Christ!
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For even Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works. II Corinthians 11:13-15
THE DANGER OF DIVINATION
Then Saul said to his servants, "Find me a woman who is a medium, that I may go to her and inquire of her." And his servants said to him, "In fact, there is a woman who is a medium at En Dor." I Samuel 28:7
King Saul disobeyed the Lord by not destroying his enemies, but like many of us today made a deal with them, justifying his decision by giving some of the spoils of battle in an offering to the Lord. He also ignored the words of the prophet Samuel who directed Israel's battle plans and delivered the word of God to them.
The results of Saul's rebellion was the kingdom being torn from him and given to a man after God's own heart, David the shepherd boy. One of the first things to go when one disobeys God is the ability to hear His voice and that is what happened to Saul, so in order to find out about the upcoming battle with the Philistines he went to the witch of En Dor. Saul commanded her to do a seance and call up the late prophet Samuel, a very dangerous and foolish thing to do. Contrary to popular belief I don't believe the prophet could be called up by a witch, but a familiar spirit (demon) came from the depths of the pit with disturbing news that tomorrow he and his sons would be killed in battle, and so it was!
Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft when we try and hear God by means other than through the Holy Spirit. Years ago my former wife used to go to a medium in Dallas named Johnny Bell, a highly respected black witch, bedridden and visited by many who wanted their fortunes told, even successful businessmen desiring to know the direction of the market. The woman told my wife that she saw my father with a red cross on his chest, something I replied to her as nonsense. Not long after her visit my father came down unexpectedly with lung cancer and on my first visit when I entered his hospital room he had his shirt off just returning from a radiation treatment and on his chest was a red cross, put there by the radiologist, he died two days later! The wages of sin is death!
"Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, (divination) and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king." I Samuel 15:22,23
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin
FREEDOM FROM WITCHCRAFT, SORCERY AND DIVINATION- If you have been guilty of practicing any of these forms of rebellion toward the Lord or you believe there is a curse upon your life, then recite this prayer of repentance to the Lord and gain your freedom!
Lord Jesus please forgive me of practicing or being involved with any of the dark arts and sins of rebellion and break from me the yoke that has held me in bondage by your anointing and wash away my sin with your blood. I renounce the works and effects of witchcraft, sorcery and divination and I now break every word, curse, spell, hex and incantation placed upon me by anyone and command the powers of darkness to loose my life and the lives of my family members in the name, power and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ!