Monday, November 28 2016
There is a generation that curses its father, and does not bless its mother. There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes, yet it is not washed from its filthiness. There is a generation-oh how lofty are their eyes! And their eyelids are lifted up. (in arrogance) There is a generation whose teeth are like swords, and whose fangs are like knives. Proverbs 30:11-14
Jesus warned His disciples that in the last days lawlessness would increase and the love of many would grow cold and I believe we have entered that time in which the generations in the last fifty years have totally rejected the law of God!
The youth today for the most part have been raised without any knowledge of God and have absolutely no moral compass, having been taught by TV and the Internet that if it feels good, do it! And do it, they have, many of which have had some sort of sexual encounter as young as the third grade or even earlier in some cases.
When I directed Christian drug rehabs I kept up with the statistics of the youth and one survey concluded from their studies that kids were having oral sex in the restrooms at school and anywhere else they could, the mindset being, it wasn't really sex because you couldn't get pregnant. Brilliant! Abortion was another alternative for birth control, being easy to obtain without the parents knowing and after all it was just a fetus, not a person, so no big deal. After all, fifty eight million women who have had abortions couldn't all be wrong! Another brilliant deduction!
I can't tell you how many young women came into our program emaciated, depressed and suicidal, having their minds and bodies ravished by drugs and alcohol! Many of whom had abortions and were in extreme mental torment, not knowing at the time they murdered their babies the consequences that would follow. It is amazing to me that anyone in this country can grow up under these circumstances a normal adult and so that is why America is in the condition she is in, because generations of kids have in essence been raised by the devil!
The only hope for the many generations of ill advised and ignorant children that have grown up without God is to evangelize America and allow God back into schools and for the churches to reach out of their religious boxes and find out what the youth are into, instead of trying to entertain them to Jesus. Parents need to get in their kid's business and find out what they are up to and raise them up in the knowledge and discipline of the Lord! May God have mercy on us all!
That you may become blameless and innocent children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world. Philippians 2:15
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin
Thursday, November 03 2016
"The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed the kingdom of God is within you." Luke 17:20,21
The Jews sought a Messiah to set up His kingdom and reign supreme over them and defeat the Romans, but Jesus was not an earthly King like His predecessors, He was the Son of the living God! Sent from Heaven, wrapped in humanity and born of a virgin, God would walk as a man and create a supernatural kingdom of new creations, born from above and transformed from the flesh into spiritual beings.
A story so out of this world it would rival any science fiction novel for a kingdom to be placed in a human heart! Man cannot understand the concept of a supernatural being descending into the heart and soul of a person and living His spiritual life through a fleshly body, but that is exactly what happened, the Spirit of God came to dwell in man but walk as a divine being. Unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God because he does not have spiritual eyes and cannot hear because he does not have spiritual ears.
To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27
Christ in us! Just imagine, if you can grasp the enormity of the reality of a spiritual being living within you, the Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ dwelling in a human being. As new creations we become in essence, God-men, able to do that which Christ came to accomplish in the earth, to make other replicas containing His Spirit, to set captives free, heal the sick and even raise the dead! The truth is this: we are the representation of the Lord Jesus Christ in the world, not just old sinners saved by grace but supernatural beings endowed with the same power that raised Christ from the dead!
If you are living a mediocre life, stuck in a religious box, an only on Sunday spiritual existence, stop and set yourself free to live and move and have your being in the supernatural realm of God's Spirit. You have been given all things pertaining to life and godliness, so quit living like a mere mortal and step out of your religious boat and walk on water with the Lord Jesus, I promise you will never be the same!
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. I Peter 2:9
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin