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Friday, March 27 2020

THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL

    "I will build My church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:18

    Peter had just received a divine revelation that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of the living God, and Jesus told him that God had revealed this to him and that He would build His church on this, the revealing of God's word.

    Today the gates of Hell have been opened in Asia where we have had multiple plagues of various kinds of deadly virus's such as bird flu, swine flu, Sars, etc. and now the Coronavirus. The reason the gates are open is because of the idolatry and worship of demons in these third world countries, not that America doesn't have its own demonic idolatrous worship!

    We as the body of Christ, His royal priesthood in the earth today have been given all power and authority to shut these gates and pull down these strongholds of sickness, disease, infirmity and death!

    "And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in Heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in Heaven." Matthew 16:19

AUTHORITY OVER OUR ENEMIES

    "Behold I give you authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you." Luke 10:19

    Jesus gave His disciples (all born again believers) authority to trample underfoot our enemies, not bugs and snakes but the spiritual forces of wickedness! He has given us the very keys that unlock the mysteries of the kingdom and the power to bind and loose our enemies back through the gates that they emerged from!

    This unseen enemy that has been loosed into the world is a reality of the last days plagues and has the power over those who are ignorant of the very authority they possess! The body of Christ is the most powerful entity in the universe, having the Holy Spirit sent to indwell and anoint us with all that the Lord Jesus possessed!

    Sadly, in the last few decades because of tradition, doctrine and ill-advised leadership the "Bride of Christ" has fallen into a deep sleep, partially deceived by the devil and paralyzed by fear, doubt and unbelief! In order for us to rally we must be unified in the Spirit and agree together to defeat our enemies and put an end to this pestilence!

    At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in Heaven, and of those on earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:10,11

HEAVENLY GATEKEEPERS

    Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is the King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Psalm 24:7-9

    As the Lord is mighty in battle so we too are His warriors with the same weapons He possessed, the anointing of Holy Spirit, the armor of God and the sword of the Spirit. It is our battle, not the world's, because they have no power!

    Stand with me and curse this demonic scourge daily and bind it up and loose it back through the gates of Hell! It is empowered through fear and has no power other than what we give it! God told Joshua to be strong and courageous and so should we, fear not and war with this unseen enemy until it is totally destroyed!

    Jesus went about doing good healing all oppressed by the devil and we as His body ought to do the same with millions being oppressed by this spirit of infirmity, we hold the keys to lock it down and destroy its deadly work! We are keepers of the gates!

    Let the saints (us) be joyful in glory, let them sing aloud on their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hand, to execute vengeance on the nations, (demons) and punishment on the peoples; to bind their kings (ruler demons) with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute on them the written judgment-this honor have all the saints. Praise the Lord! Psalm 149:5-9

Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
   Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
 

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Monday, March 23 2020

STRENGTHEN YOURSELF IN THE LORD

    Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, (bitter) every man for his sons and daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. I Samuel 30:6

    The Amalekites invaded Ziklag and burned it with fire and had taken captive the women and children and carried them away, along with their belongings. David's wives were also taken captive and the people, understandably so, wanted to kill him!

    We too have an unseen enemy trying to kill us and our families, sent from Hell, the Corona-virus has distressed an entire world with fear, doubt, and unbelief. People are running scared, hoarding food and paper goods, buying guns and ammo and acting like all is lost. But all is not lost and the end has not come, yet!

    Like David who was greatly distressed, we too can end up stressed out, fearful and if you listen to hours upon hours of media giving out death tolls and bad news you will end up weak and totally drained! But David knew the secret of strengthening himself in the Lord.

    So David inquired of the Lord, saying, "Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?" And He answered him, "Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all." I Samuel 30:8

INQUIRE OF THE LORD

    Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. I Peter 5:6,7

    First of all, quit listening to Dr. Oz, Dr. Drew, Dr. Phil, Oprah, and all the other self-help gurus, they don't know anything but worldly nonsense, "Inquire of God!" and turn off the news! Seek the Lord and ask of Him to calm you down, encourage you and lead you to still waters. He is your Shepherd and He knows what His sheep need!

    Set your mind on heavenly things, read, study and meditate on His word, it will strengthen you greatly and drive out the fear and the uncertainty of the situation that the whole earth is experiencing. Remember, we as the body of Christ are all together in this fiery trial and we will overcome because victory is eminent in Jesus!

    Jesus said we would have trials, earthquakes, plagues and all sorts of catastrophes in the last days and that there would be many false prophets trying to lead you astray! Ignore them and stand firm in your faith in the fact that Jesus has it all under control!

    Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, (life) that brings forth its fruit in its season. Psalm 1:1-3

BE ON THE ALERT

    Be sober, (self-controlled) be vigilant; (watchful) because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. I Peter 5:8,9

    We are supernatural beings and not subject to the fears and threats of the world, having spiritual bodies that are indestructible and impervious to death and decay and even though our physical body is, we have been given weapons and armor to protect it.

    The body of Christ will live forever in glory with Jesus and this world will pass away with a roar as we ascend into the very realms of a heavenly kingdom prepared for those who follow Him! While we exist on this earth we are expected to rule and reign over our enemies and conquer the powers of darkness who come to rob, kill and destroy.

    As we traverse these paths of glory together we must stay strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might and not our own. Instead of fearing this latest trial of sickness, curse it and command it to be bound and loosed back into pits of darkness from whence it came. Jesus gave us all power and authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the powers of darkness and nothing shall harm us!

    But may the God of all grace who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. I Peter 5:10,11

Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
   Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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Friday, March 13 2020

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL

    "I am leaving soon, and you will forgive me if I speak bluntly. The universe grows smaller every day, and the threat of aggression by any group, anywhere, can no longer be tolerated. There must be security for all or no one is secure." Klaatu

    This is a quote from an alien visitor sent to warn the world of aggression in the 50's movie, "The Day the Earth Stood Still!" Klaatu didn't get a very warm welcome because the Army killed him, but in the end his robot bodyguard, Gort restored him to life.

    In order to convince the world that the threat was legitimate, Klaatu had all the electricity around the world shut off for thirty minutes and people took notice! In the parting shot Klaatu gave his warning to the scientists of the world, warning them that if they didn't change, the world would be reduced to ashes!

    Although I don't think the Corona-virus is an extinction-level event, I do believe its a warning to the earth to repent of their wickedness and turn back to the Most High! Whether we take notice or not, remains to be seen, we have had many other warnings that were ignored, 9/11 for one, but this warning certainly has gotten the attention of almost every country in the world!

    "Why has the Lord done thus to this land and to this house? "Then they will answer, 'Because they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, who brought them out of the land of Egypt, and embraced other gods, and worshiped them and served them; therefore He has brought all this calamity on them.' " II Chronicles 7:21,22

PAST EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENTS

    Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Genesis 6:5

    God saw man's wickedness in Noah's day just as He sees it today, the world is corrupt from top to bottom and their hearts are in fact on evil continually! Murder, violence, war and destruction dominate the world scene along with perversion of all kinds that poison the very soul of mankind!

    I truly believe it was in God's heart to forgive those who would repent and enter the ark, a type and shadow of the Lord Jesus Christ, but they just would not! I'm sure they mocked that crazy old man building a boat in the desert while he preached to them that they should repent! But alas it began to rain and the door was closed! Mankind was wiped off the face of the earth!

    Again man corrupted himself before a holy God who despised their perverse behavior and their sins came before the Lord and He sent two angels to investigate the situation. After visiting Abraham they went into Sodom and Gomorrah only to find it totally perverse with homosexuality dominating the city creating a filthy stench that reached the heavens! The men of the city even tried to rape the angels until they struck them with blindness and even that didn't stop them. Seeing that it was hopeless the angels delivered Lot and his family and destroyed the city with fire and brimstone!

    Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens. Genesis 19:24

THE EARTH IS STANDING STILL

    Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Psalm 46:10,11

    Just as Klaatu shut off the electricity and the earth became still, so it is today with a virus shutting down multitudes of borders, whole towns, even countries, not to mention sports events, concerts, and even Broadway, closed for business!

    Never in my lifetime have I ever seen such panic and fear overcome the entire earth and I believe it is a God-ordained event to get the attention of mankind to be still and listen to the mighty voice of the Most High! Just like the days of Noah and of Sodom, man has corrupted himself by turning to other gods and worshiping the works of his own hands. Worldwide, the number of innocent unborn children murdered, dismembered and some even sold for profit is approaching seventy million!

    This atrocity alone would justify God's judgment, making it one of the worst transgressions man has ever committed against himself and a holy God who created us in His likeness! The sins of yesteryear pale in comparison to the filthy perversion and unholy behavior that has filled the earth with its vile poison today! If we don't repent and turn back to God in humility of heart and remorseful supplication, I am afraid of the horrible outcome that will plague the earth and destroy millions! "KLAATU BARADA NIKTO!"

    "When I shut up Heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, "if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." II Chronicles 7:13,14

Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
   Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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Monday, March 09 2020

RESURRECTION POWER

    That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death. Philippians 3:10

    The apostle Paul gave up his life as a Pharisee and all the benefits and accolades associated with the title to follow Jesus and his greatest ambition was to know Him and the power of His resurrection.

    As I began to write this message the Lord showed me this scripture in a new light other than what I had previously understood it to be. Instead of focusing on the obvious power that raised Jesus from the dead, focus on what the resurrection accomplished for us as believers. The resurrection brought about new life in the form of a transformation or metamorphosis for mankind. In other words man was transformed into a spiritual being by the power of God through the born again experience!

    Jesus explained this to another Pharisee named Nicodemus who came to Him at night to question Him, knowing that He was a Teacher sent from God. Jesus told him that he would have to be born again to enter the kingdom of God. In other words he would have to be born of the Spirit to become a spiritual man!

    "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter the kingdom of God. "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. "Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.' " John 3:5-7

SPIRITUAL MINDSET 

    For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. Romans 8:5

    As Paul previously stated, his ambition was to know Jesus and to become a sharer in His sufferings, to know Him intimately in the Spirit and to share in His sufferings means all that He suffered rendered heavenly benefits for the believer. 

    For instance, by the stripes he suffered on His back being whipped by the Romans healed our diseases, for by His stripes we are healed! The crown of thorns on His head set us free from the curse of poverty and lack when God cursed the ground and said, "Cursed is the ground for your sake; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you." Jesus suffered and bled in seven specific places to give us freedom from sin and the generational curse, healing, deliverance and prosperity in spirit and in the flesh!

    Although we may suffer in the flesh, we prosper and we are in perfect health in the Spirit because we set our minds on things above and not on the things of the earth. The sufferings of Christ have set us free from the law of sin and death.

    But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ he is not His. And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. Romans 8:9,10

SPIRITUAL LIFE IN CHRIST

    But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Romans 8:11

    When we were convicted as sinners and confessed our sins, transgressions and iniquities to God we received the very blood of Christ by faith that washed away our sins and transformed us into new creations in Him. From mere human beings we were reborn into a supernatural race of spiritual beings made in the likeness of Christ!

    If the true body of Christ understood who they really are instead of who some untrained and ignorant preacher or tradition told them, the world would be a much different place. No longer just old sinners saved by grace, we as believers have within us the same power (dynamite) that raised Jesus from the dead! Let that sink in!

    Colossians tells us that we have been delivered from the powers of darkness and transferred or conveyed into the very kingdom of God and we are now joint-heirs with Christ, seated in heavenly places and sons and daughters of the Most High God!

    For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by which we cry out, "Abba, Father." The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. Romans 8:14-17

Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
   Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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Wednesday, March 04 2020

THE SWORD OF THE LORD AND GIDEON

    Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord. So the Lord delivered them into the hand of Midian for seven years. Judges 6:1

    Israel was no different than we are today, even though in America we have millions of confessing Christians filling churches throughout the nation proclaiming that they are one nation under God! Can I just tell you we are no longer one nation and if this liberal anti-Christ spirit has its way we will no longer be a nation at all!

    The children of Israel always seemed to do evil and turn away from God when things got good, in other words when there is an abundance we tend to not need Him any longer and so it was for Israel. Midian literally means strife and contention and God raised them up to discipline God's people for their disobedience. America is in strife and contention, not with Democrat and Republican, but against good and evil.

    We as a nation are facing a demonic global pandemic that is just starting to spread, right here in America and Gideon represents the church of Jesus Christ, the only Ones who can stop it by repenting of this nation's abominable behavior! Since the preachers of this nation have gone a whoring after fame and fortune they have neglected to preach against the sins of the land and the outcome will be judgment!

    So Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites and the children of Israel cried out to the Lord. Judges 1:6

MIGHTY MAN OF VALOR

    And the Angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, and said to him, "The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!" Gideon said to him, "O my lord, if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us?" Judges 6:12,13

    The Angel of the Lord told Gideon to tear down the altar of Baal and the wooden image (Asherah the fertility goddess) and build an altar to the Lord! As the scripture instructs us, we do not wage war against flesh and blood but against the spiritual forces of wickedness coming upon the people of God!

    Baal, Asherah and Moloch have dominated the American people through the guise of liberalism and the church of Jesus Christ has not lifted a finger against this demonic horde! In just the past few decades the homosexual has come out of darkness, same-sex marriage has been legalized, the legalized murder and dismembering of our innocent unborn citizens has slaughtered over fifty million, making the Jewish holocaust small in comparison!

    It would take volumes to list the abominations of the American people, all the way back to their inception to expose what was done in secret and now we are reaping the consequences of our sins and the sins of our unfaithful ancestors! The only remedy for this country's sin is a national cry for repentance and forgiveness from a holy God deeply offended by our behavior!

    "First Moloch, horrid king, besmeared with blood of human sacrifice, and parents tears: through the noise of the drums and timbrels loud, their children's cries unheard, (Silent Scream) that passed through fire to this grim idol." Paradise Lost by Milton

IF MY PEOPLE

    "When I shut up Heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land. II Chronicles 7:12-14

    This scripture has become a cliche quoted by rote in the church today because no one ever repents! This country has had all of these curses come upon it in the last few decades because of its wicked behavior! 

    Locusts have eaten the finances of this country through disasters and super-storms, drug addiction and alcoholism has killed millions, being an unstoppable pestilence, not to mention chronic and deadly diseases of all kinds! If we take an honest look at the plagues coming upon this land it is amazing how much death, destruction and evil we have right here in the land of the once free and home of the brave!

    The true church of Jesus Christ and its leadership must call for their people, all of us to repent and cry out for mercy before its too late! This is for the people of God to repent for the sins of this country so that God might again open the windows of Heaven and pour out for us the rain of Holy Spirit anointing to break the yoke of bondage placed around the neck of this once great land! It is time for the church of Gideon, sword in hand to rise up and conquer the demonic flood of evil and darkness descending upon us all! The sword of the Lord and Gideon!

    Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place. II Chronicles 7:15

Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
   Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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