Friday, January 03 2020
TO OBEY IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICE
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, 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 13:22,23
Israel clamored for a king to rule over them much like today, men want a fleshly monarch instead of the King of all kings to lead them because their hearts are not right before God. Saul was a tall, handsome man, a keeper of donkeys from the tribe of Benjamin chosen to be anointed king over God's people, but he did not have a heart after God.
At this time in Israel God appointed judges to rule over the people and to hear their complaints and concerns, but they didn't want the prophet Samuel or his sons judging them, they wanted a king and they said to him, "Make us a king to judge us like all the nations!" Although this was greatly displeasing to the Lord because they rejected Him, He gave them Saul and told Samuel to anoint him king over His people.
This was a grave mistake for Israel to desire to be like the world with a king and a fleshly kingdom instead of the kingdom of Heaven come to earth! Today, believers have chosen a man like Saul to be their President, an arrogant and selfish individual who does not have a heart after God and is only concerned with pleasing the conservative right so that he can get re-elected instead of pleasing God! That's not to say that God didn't put him in to destroy the corrupt left!
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world. I John 2:15,16
DISOBEDIENCE BRINGS ABOUT JUDGMENT
Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey. I Samuel 15:3
Amalek is a type and shadow of the powers of darkness (demons) that come against us when we sin and rebel against the command of the Lord to destroy the works of the flesh and repent of the willful sin that has brought judgment upon us as it did with Saul!
God's command was simple, direct and to the point, "Destroy all!" But Saul didn't obey, instead keeping the best of the spoils and by taking the king of the Amalekites captive. His excuse was, he was going to sacrifice the spoils to God, which in God's eyes would be like robbing a bank and giving the money as an offering to Him!
We have been given a command to repent of willful sin so that we can be set free from the powers of darkness that attach themselves to our sin and come to rob, kill and to destroy our lives! There is no forgiveness for willful sin, only judgment and demons carry out the judgment!
For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, their no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, (the blood of Jesus) but a terrifying expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation (Hell) which will devour the adversaries. Hebrews 10:26,27
AN EVIL SPIRIT SENT FROM GOD
But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit (demon) from God troubled him. And Saul's servants said to him, "Surely an evil spirit from God is troubling you." I Samuel 16:14,15
This is a direct result of willful disobedience and the reason people are demonized! Saul disobeyed the command of the Lord and the judgment of God fell upon him! Demons carry out the judgment of God, being His instruments of indignation. Ref. Isaiah 13:4,5
Saul went from being a divinely appointed leader of God's people to a demonized, depraved malcontent who hated the Most High's newly appointed king, David, who was sent to minister to him. Saul's mission in life was to destroy David and at the end of his dismal life, bereft of God's Spirit he ended up going to a medium, the witch of Endor to have a seance to call up Samuel for his advice on the upcoming battle in which Saul and his sons were killed!
Adulterers! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity (ill will) with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. James 4:4
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
Monday, April 01 2019
MOMENTARY LIGHT AFFLICTION
For our affliction, which is for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. II Corinthians 4:17
What seems momentary to God seems like an eternity to those who are suffering through trials, tribulations and testings, but these things are for our good as we are being conformed into His image.
When we are suffering through sickness, financial need, or any trial of life we are being observed by others wanting to see if this child of God is for real or not, and if His God truly loves him, providing grace, mercy and peace to comfort him. God does not allow us to suffer for Him without the supernatural grace to be able to withstand the trial.
All believers will at some time in their spiritual journey suffer for His sake as God tests the true value of their fellowship with Him. Just as the parable of the sower states, many were drawn away to serve other gods or were choked by the ways and things of the world.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. II Corinthians 4:16
ETERNAL WEIGHT OF GLORY
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18
The Hebrew word translated into English for glory is kabod which has the root meaning for weight or heaviness. In other words when we speak of weight we are talking about the worth or value of something as in the estimated worth of gold being weighed and tested for its purity.
Just as gold is purified by fire to burn out the impurities, so we too are heated up through trials and testings to conform us into the image of God. Our eternal weight of glory is revealed by that which we have suffered for Him and the glory He has received for our sacrifice of suffering. God receives glory from that which we suffer and when we recover from the trial He gets the glory because of our victory.
Counting it all joy and rejoicing in our trials is a sign of our spiritual maturity as we grow by what we experience and although we are suffering we offer praise to God for His grace to empower us to endure that which we suffer.
In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory. I Peter 1:6-8
THE FELLOWSHIP OF HIS SUFFERING
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
We all want to know Jesus better as the apostle Paul states and we desire to know the power that raised Him from the dead, but the fellowship of His suffering, not so much! As Jesus faced death in the garden of Gethsemane He too was hesitant to leave this world, even as we are hesitant to die prematurely.
The word fellowship is synonymous with communion which means to share and we as believers share in the sufferings of Christ that ultimately bring great glory to God. Throughout the history of the church Christians have suffered greatly for their faith being persecuted, martyred, exiled, beaten and some as Peter, even crucified as their Lord.
So, as you suffer through whatever trial you are experiencing, remember Jesus who suffered before you, leaving you as an example to follow in His footsteps. Be strong and courageous because the Lord will be with you in every trial and test and will ultimately deliver you from your circumstances.
Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. I Peter 4:12,13
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
Wednesday, January 02 2019
ACCOLADES OR ANOINTING?
"You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God." Luke 16:15
Jesus rebuked the religious leaders of His day because they were lovers of money and they exalted themselves with the accolades that came with their positions in the temple, just as it is today.
Masters of religion, always learning but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth! Doctors of theology, PhD's and Seminary graduates, climbing the ladder of success to build the biggest churches and fill them with tithers. Ecclesiastical experts in the sacraments of the modern day temples, but devoid of any spiritual revelation that would equip anyone in the ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ!
Today's High Priests of profit have polluted the world with a perverted gospel of success and prosperity, promising miracles of healing and financial gain if you would give to their ministry. Millions have fallen for their seductive messages that have led thousands into financial ruin and hopelessness while they pad their pockets with the offerings of the poor and fly away in their multi-million dollar jets!
"Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward." Matthew 6:2
NO CONFIDENCE IN THE FLESH
What things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Philippians 3:7
The apostle Paul, best known for his writing of most of the New Testament could boast of his accomplishments and his religious title being a Pharisee of Pharisees and Hebrew of Hebrews, but he counted them all as dung for the sake of Christ.
Many consider him one of the most famous Christians in the history of the church and maybe that is so, but I believe when at the end of his journey, imprisoned in Rome he was thinking to himself in the darkness of his prison cell of the things he had accomplished, never knowing the extent of his writings that have outsold anything published in all of history, not to mention the countless lives changed by it.
Paul's confidence was in the Lord Jesus Christ and not his own ability or his flesh which had been weakened by many beatings, imprisonments, false brethren, shipwrecks and hardships, all for the sake of Christ. Paul exhorted us all to follow his example and observe his life as a pattern for us to duplicate in our ministry for the Lord.
For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their mind on earthly things. Philippians 3:18,19
HIDDEN IN THE FIELD
Now the Lord said to Samuel, "How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons." I Samuel 16:1
The future king of Israel, mighty warrior, soon to be one of the greatest military commanders in history, a man after God's own heart was hidden in the fields of his father. While the prophet Samuel was inspecting the sons of Jesse to find the chosen king, David was alone in the field watching over the sheep like a good shepherd while his brothers paraded their good looks and strength before the old prophet.
Jesse didn't even include David in the search for God's chosen because he was just a runt, a young kid brother, unworthy to be a king, but Jesse like Samuel was looking at the outward appearance and not the hearts of his sons. God spoke to Samuel saying, "The Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." Samuel asked Jesse, "Are all the young men here?" So, they sent for David and Samuel anointed this obscure little runt, hidden in the field as one of the greatest kings to ever reign in all the world!
I have observed many self-proclaimed great men of God in my journey, eloquent speakers, intelligent and gifted, popular among the people who worship them, but when you get past the facade of there persona, in most cases you find very little or no anointing. Many don't spend time with God, downloading their sermons from the Internet and little time in prayer, still others are living a lie, addicted to porn and some involved in affairs!
If you are planning to follow Jesus in ministry, steer clear of the organized church crowd who in most cases when they see your zeal will reject you and exclude you from fellowship. I know from experience being deemed, "radical" or tagged as a "deliverance minister" where I became to many churches a "garbage man" taking those they didn't want or didn't know how to deal with through deliverance and seeing them restored! It all depends whether you want the anointing and favor of God or the accolades and friendship with the world, the choice is yours, but if you choose God's way you may find yourself hidden in a field, "The mission field of the Most High!"
Still others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yes, and of chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented, of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth. "Hidden ones" Hebrews 11:36-38
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
Tuesday, June 05 2018
I had already felt led to write a message concerning school shootings when I saw this piece in the paper about the lawmakers not willing to do anything about it! Oh, they'll talk a good game to satisfy those who yell the loudest as the conservatives and liberals battle it out over gun control, but the fact of the matter is this: they really don't care about our kids!
If they did, they would spend whatever it cost to lock down these schools with whatever safety measures were deemed necessary to protect our children. Its not about guns because we have always had them in abundance, its about stopping the criminally insane, terrorists and any other wanna-be mass-shooter from entering the premises! Try and enter an airport or a government building without being thoroughly screened, checked, frisked and X-rayed, but in most schools you can walk in the front door.
Since the Columbine massacre in 1999 there have been 270 school shootings with 141 dead. Out of those, 73% of the shooters had absolutely no record or arrests, so there goes the background check right out the window. 68% of the shooters got their guns from home, so any form of gun control is worthless and if every gun was confiscated from everyone in the United States, the black market would swell to the breaking point, supplying guns to anyone willing to pay their price, while the law biding citizen is left unarmed!
Now, this is why the lawmakers won't do anything, because they have allowed 60 million innocent unborn babies to be murdered legally in this country without lifting a finger to stop it, because someone screamed louder and threatened their re-election and so the killing continues, unabated every single day under their watch, funded by them! The money given to Planned Parenthood would fund the locking down of our schools and protect our children!
I believe with all my heart that judgment is falling on America because of abortion, same sex marriage and the rise of the LGBT-Q agenda and their motive to normalize perversion to our children and the rest of society. Our schools have been infiltrated with sex education even into elementary grades, teaching them that immorality and choosing their gender identity is acceptable even without parental consent. They have also entered the Boy Scouts successfully with their gender equality and their political in-correctness so that they have been reduced to just scouts, not boy and girl and so the lines have been clouded, opening the doors to more perversion and filth!
Ask Sodom and Gomorrah about their perverse city, full of immoral sexually deviate people even willing to assault angels and ask Israel how God dealt with them when they sacrificed their own children to the demon god, Molech! So, what is the answer and what can we do to protect our children? For the believer I would say, do whatever you can to make sure your kids are safe and secure even if that means home schooling or possibly a Christian school, although they would probably have less funding to protect students than public schools. Pray for God's wisdom and protection because we are living in extremely dangerous times and as we approach the coming of the Lord it is only going to get worse! May God have mercy!
For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light. Ephesians 5:5-8
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
Monday, May 14 2018
Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it. Psalm 127:1
In the nursery rhyme "The House that Jack Built" it is usually a derisory term describing a poorly constructed building and the modern day church built by man fits the bill! If you were going to build a house would you use a blueprint or would you just slap it together however it seemed good to you?
This is what the modern day church has done for hundreds of years, ever since Constantine made the church a state run organization! The church birthed at Pentecost was pure and Holy to the Lord, filled with His Spirit and they had no boundaries or buildings to become trapped in! They were like a wild grapevine that spread its clusters around the world.
Today men just rent a building, fill it with chairs, put up a sign and hope someone shows up, but is that the "Divine Design" that God intended in these last days? No! Jesus was the blueprint, the very model for His glorious church, filled with power and anointed to do the work of ministry! Jesus developed His leadership to be apostles, not pastors as we do today. Apostles have the design within their hearts, imparted by Holy Spirit and not received from the dead and lifeless traditions of man!
'Who left among you who saw this temple in its former glory? And how do you see it now? In comparison with it, is it in your eyes as nothing?' Haggai 2:3
Compared to the church at Pentecost how do you see the modern day church? True, there are some fine churches, even anointed and some have become "Mega Churches" but the problem is, even though many look good to men, they are in actuality diametrically opposed to the way Jesus designed His body! The reason is, it is to be a living breathing expression of the Lord Jesus Christ and not a religious organization led by man!
The word that comes to mind for His body is "fluid," in other words an entity that flows with the Spirit as water flows from its source, our's being from God! Water that is flowing like a river or stream sometimes swirls off by itself creating an eddy or whirlpool that as it slows down begins to become stagnant. The modern day church has also become stagnant in their buildings, comfortable and content to come once a week a hear a nice message, but to venture out into the world and connect with the reality of society, it hardly ever happens!
Imagine the body of Christ as a great sailing ship traversing the vast seas of humanity. Each one of the crew have a job to do to keep the ship's rigging in order and the sails hoisted into the wind of the Spirit. The Captain, our Lord and Savior has charted our course and the Holy Spirit is our rudder guiding us through the storms of life, rescuing those who are drowning in sin. Never tied to a dock, the Lord's ship sails on towards eternity on a perpetual mission of mercy, healing the sick, casting out demons, raising the dead and spreading the message of life to the lost at sea!
"The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit." John 3:8
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
Wednesday, April 11 2018
Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. I Corinthians 12:27
We the Body of the risen Lord are the exact representation of the Lord Jesus Christ in the earth, a supernatural race of "born again" Spirit filled believers, knit together and gifted to change the world! The kingdom of Heaven on earth is our primary residence and our purpose is to be His ambassadors to a fallen world in need of salvation.
No longer bound to this world, we have been liberated by the power of His Spirit and transferred into His kingdom to do the greater works and to carry out that which He commanded us as His disciples. Our message is to love, our mission is to tell and our mandate is to go! Armed with the gifts of the Spirit, the armor of God and the gospel of our salvation we are destined to reap a harvest of lost souls and make them into disciples of Jesus Christ!
Church is no longer a place to go, but a Person to be, the Person of Christ who is interceding for us at this very moment at the throne of the Most High, seated in the realms of eternal light as we carry out the mission here on earth. Never underestimate that which the Lord has given you as a member in good standing of the church (ekklesia) of the Firstborn enrolled in Heaven.
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly (festal gathering) and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in Heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant. Hebrews 12:22-24
DECLARATION OF DEPENDENCE
"I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in in the Son of God, who loved me and gave His Himself for me." Galatians 2:20
We the Body are called to be dependent upon the Lord Jesus Christ in everything, no longer bound to this world, we are a supernatural expression of Him and not of ourselves. We are subject to rulers and the laws of the land unless they are in disagreement with His laws in which case we are to obey God rather than man!
This world is not our primary citizenship because as ambassadors of Heaven we are to represent the Lord and His kingdom to the lost in order to lead them also to be followers of the Lord Jesus. We are in the world but not of it and we should be separate and not bring that which is profane and unholy into our assemblies! The reason there is no power in today's churches is because they have spread their legs to the world and the ways of it, bringing into God's holy temple, programs, traditions, paganism, and worldly schemes to fill their sanctuaries with nice clean middle-class white tithers to fill their treasuries with gold and compromise the word of the living God!
We are the temple, the sanctuary, the very house and home of the Holy Spirit and we are responsible to keep His temple pure and holy! There is a deadly counterfeit today erected by the devil to look like God's church, but in actuality, taken from the Old Testament, complete with priest, temple and ritual, but it is dead and lifeless, devoid of the Spirit and led by man. Beware lest you enter and become trapped in the devil's snare designed to hold you captive and keep you from your divine destiny!
"Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean and I will receive you." "I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty." II Corinthians 6:17,18
ONE FOR ALL, AND ALL FOR ONE
For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again. II Corinthians 5:14,15
Like the Musketeers of old we are to serve our King and protect His kingdom from demonic attack. We have been given authority over all the powers of darkness and our weapons are mighty in God! Dressed in the armor of light we are a formidable force in the earth to be reckoned with!
We the Body have a commission from the Commander of the host, our Lord and Savior and that is to go and make disciples teaching them what He taught His disciples, to cast out demons, heal the sick and even raise the dead. We were never called to sit and listen to a talking head once a week, but to go into all the world with the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ! The world is lost, dying and millions never follow Jesus, many others have never heard the true gospel and these descend into a fiery eternity in realms of darkness prepared for the devil and his angels!
Many today who claim to be Christians have no relationship with God, no power, no desire to please Him and their view of the world is purely political, far removed from the supernatural life of the Holy Spirit. Weekend warriors who never show up for the war, many of whom love America and the world more than God's kingdom, always learning but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Jesus is coming soon for a spotless bride consumed in His love and on fire for His kingdom, filled with His Spirit and separate from the world.
And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be Head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all and all. Ephesians 1:22,23
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
Monday, February 26 2018
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance. Psalm 33:12
America has suffered much in the last fifty years due to the rise of liberalism and the lack of the preaching of repentance by preachers who refused to compromise the message for the sake of money and prestige as it is today! God was once Lord over America and even if one wasn't a born again believer they respected the Most High and His word.
Today, America is overrun with pagan religions, cults, sects and influences of the east such as Kundalini Yoga, soothsaying, witchcraft, sorcery, black magic and the like who are free to practice their dark beliefs and follow the dictates of their evil hearts. In God we trust has become, in us we trust! Atheism has spread its evil tentacles across the land poisoning our youth and hardening the hearts of millions with lies and deceit saying God is dead and man is his own god.
Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in the US in which whole neighborhoods have been taken over with their vision of world domination being accomplished and when they have reached a majority will someday vote their way in and America will be under Sharia law! It is already happening in Europe! The moral conscience of America has deteriorated to such an extent that in a few short years we will be a third world country!
Drug and alcohol addiction have killed millions of our youth and immorality has spread sexually transmitted diseases throughout the land. The LGBT-Q community has pushed its perverse agenda into the homes of America, the schools and made the "Gay lifestyle" the norm with even children being allowed to become "Transgender" with drag queens giving lectures to our youth, not to mention same sex marriage being legalized while sodomy is still illegal in some of the states! We have become a cesspool of immorality, pornography and perversion!
For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness. Romans 1:18
The wrath of God does not always come with fire, brimstone and lightning bolts, although He created Hell for the devil and his angels along with everyone else who didn't accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior. A fiery eternity awaits those who have rejected the patient loving mercy of a holy God who gave His own Son's blood to set them free!
God's own people, Israel strayed from Him many times even to the extent of sacrificing their own children to demons by making them pass through the fire given to the god, Molech. Instead of just killing these rebellious people outright, He turned them over to their enemies, as He does today! Since the advent of women's lib, free love and abortion, America has slowly been taken over by the powers of darkness and like a moth they have eaten away the moral fabric of our society.
The shedding of innocent blood is an abomination to God, no matter how you package it or even legalize it, it is still a heinous act of rebellion toward a Holy God who loves these precious little lambs made in His image and given as gifts to mankind. Call it a "Fetus" or a blob of unrecognizable flesh, it is a baby, alive from the time of it's conception and protected in what should be a safe place hidden in the womb of a loving mother. But the liberal demon possessed agenda has made the slaughter of these little ones legal, open season and accepted by the majority of Americans, bringing the wrath of a God deeply offended by their decisions down on them!
The hypocrisy of abortion is illustrated when doctors spend thousands to save a premature new born but are unconcerned by murdering an unborn, unwanted child legally for the sake of choice! With no conscience these little ones have their brains sucked out, heads crushed, burned with chemicals, limbs torn off, and left to die in trash cans while these murdering devils make millions in a holocaust that rivals anything done to the Jews in WWII, making Hitler look like a choir boy. Sixty million innocent children who belong to the Most High slaughtered legally, making the tragedy of recent school shootings minuscule in comparison and no one takes a stand anymore, turning their eyes and ears away from the silent cries of the unborn! So, what would you do if you were God?
Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear. For your hands are defiled with innocent blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered perversity. No one calls for justice, nor does any plead for truth. They trust in empty words and speak lies; they conceive evil and bring forth iniquity. Isaiah 59:1-4
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
NOTE: The church of the Lord Jesus Christ who have not made a stand for these innocent children are just as guilty as those who committed the act of this "American Atrocity" and will suffer the consequences of their actions!
Friday, February 16 2018
Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be troubled, either by a spirit or by word or letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. II Thessalonians 2:1,2
It seems the only thing preventing the return of Christ is the falling away of God's people from the faith, not a departure from church, but a conscious defection from obeying the word of God! This is a very serious indictment against the last days church, to have fallen away from following Jesus, something the book of Hebrews says that they can never be brought back to repentance!
So, how do we know if we have fallen away? There are several signs, the most evident is the church, who at one time sent the fire of His message and the baptism of His power upon the world, proclaiming the whole truth of His gospel, casting out demons, healing the sick and raising the dead! Today it is a resting place for weekend warriors and spectators who wouldn't lift a finger if you were lost, naked and in need of Jesus! Mausoleums containing the spiritual corpses of dead and lifeless church members who never surrendered to the Lordship of Christ!
It is like a person who was at one time in love with their spouse, but over time fell out of love and became estranged and alone without any relationship or communication leading to divorce. So it is with those who no longer pray, read their Bible or commune in the Spirit with God. They no longer have any vision or mission but have become darkened in their understanding with no revelation any more, only interested in the things of the world!
Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times (now) some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons. I Timothy 4:1
WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF APOSTASY
But know this that in the last days perilous times (times of stress) will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness, but denying its power. And from such people, turn away! II Timothy 3:1-5
This is the behavior of the world, the norm for modern day society, multitudes living in gross immorality, unconcerned for anyone and for the most part, out of control! In the last fifty years since the preachers stopped preaching repentance, mankind has gravitated to a new level of depravity.
America was once a shining beacon for the world, sending out the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost and was an example of a righteous nation founded on godly principles, but now a modern day Babylon! This once great nation is now overrun with homosexuals, perverts, child molesters and drug addicted zombies! Every false religion and cult are pushing their demonic agendas and trampling on the gospel of Christ to gain an advantage in which someday America might even become a Muslim nation!
Liberalism has grown into a whining lot of abused women who on one hand complain they were molested and on the other dress so seductively that men have been given the idea that they want their advances, but when the heat comes they cry rape! Our children are being indoctrinated in the public schools to believe that homosexuality and transgenderism is normal and they are even being taught by drag queens who come into their classrooms. This nation has become a cesspool of perversion and gross immorality, not to mention their guilt in the legal slaughter of over 60 million innocent children through abortion!
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. I Corinthians 6:9-11
Test (examine) yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? Unless indeed you are disqualified. II Corinthians 13:5
Falling away doesn't happen overnight, it is like being on a raft in the ocean and falling asleep and when you woke up you were hundreds of yards from shore and because it was so subtle you didn't even realize you were drifting. So it is when people fall away from the faith, other things begin to replace their relationship with God.
Normally, the first to go is your quiet time of prayer, meditation and study of the scriptures because of busyness, hobbies, sports, or whatever. Our relationship with God has to be maintained and a priority in our lives lest we fall as the scripture says, "From our own steadfastness." How much time do you spend with God? Do you only pray when there is an emergency, do you go to church out of obligation or to be fed on the crumbs of others, if so you may be in danger. Loving the world is also a prerequisite for failure and eventually falling away because of your involvement in the lusts and pleasures it avails!
Willful sin is another area that destroys faith because the devil heaps condemnation on the sinner who doesn't repent and before long he begins to be drawn away by his own disobedience and before long ends up back in the world just as a sheep who strays from his shepherd and the wolf comes and destroys him. If you still have an ounce of conviction and a remnant of God's Spirit, repent and return and God will restore your relationship and fill you anew with His Holy Spirit. It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!
And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much more as you see the Day approaching. For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, (the blood of Christ) but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. (Hell) Hebrews 10:24-27
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
Thursday, February 08 2018
In the unreality of the liberal mindset I could scarcely believe what I was hearing from one of America's top self help gurus, Dr. Oz. On his show he was interviewing a young lady who at one time was an up an coming singer who was allegedly raped by one of the "Backstreet Boys" fifteen years ago.
I am all for sexual predators being prosecuted and sexual harassment stopped but what I heard from this young lady really angered me. Teary eyed she explained that she was invited to the man in question's apartment, and she agreed to go, wearing a seductive blouse, bare midriff and very tight revealing pants.
On her arrival she was offered a drink and maybe a few more than she was used to and proceeded to make out with this guy whom she had just met. After things began to heat up he took her into the bathroom and they continued to make out until he wanted more, and she declined, but it was too late because he had arrived at the point of no return and raped her!
Now ladies! A little advice from an old guy who has seen it all, "You don't walk into the cage of a hungry lion carrying raw meat!" You will be consumed whether you think you have rights and have control of what a man does to you after you have aroused him to the point of no return! Was it rape? Yes! Could it have been avoided? Yes!
Same day on TMZ Pamela Anderson, someone who is very familiar with sexual harassment made a statement about women protecting themselves in situations that arise, even to the use of martial arts if necessary and one of TMZ's female employees went ballistic on her saying she was "Victim Shaming!" BS! The only way to stop this nonsense is to never-ever put yourself in a position of compromise with a man, especially wearing seductive clothing, making out and getting drunk with him, because men are hard-wired for sex and they read your body language saying to them it's OK! I promise you will become a victim!
Tuesday, January 16 2018
"I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture." John 10:9
If you have ever been a member of a church in America or just about any place in the world for that matter you have seen many come in, stay awhile and then leave through the revolving door of the man-made church. It's man-made because it revolves around man and not the Lord Jesus Christ!
You don't see revolving doors much anymore, but there is one here in Ft. Worth at a local hospital and I hate that thing! It revolves on its own and you have to time your entry and step in with half a dozen others so as to not be crushed. The Lord gave me the idea of the revolving door and how it relates to the church as I watched a local pastor of a large church preaching on Sunday. All the chairs are in a semi circle around the man who is speaking and even though his message was good, it still revolves around him.
This is the point I am trying to make, the divine design of God's assembly of believers is in no way like what we have seen erected in the last several hundred years by man, from Constantine's church of the State, down to today's Laodecean lukewarm assembly of weekend warriors. Lets face it, today's church has become a spectator sport that revolves around a man who when you suck all the spiritual life out of him, you leave and go to the next superstar preacher down the street who will feed you!
"So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth." Revelation 3:16
RICH AND IN NEED OF NOTHING
"Because you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and in need of nothing,' and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked." Revelation 3:17
Billions are spent on comfort, building "Crystal Cathedrals" of complacency for the rich to luxuriate in and to revel in their accomplishments and yet the poor and destitute are not allowed to sleep in their buildings. "Why, they might steal something!" I could go on and on but I wont, because if you have any discernment at all you know that what we call church today is wrong!
The glorious church of Jesus Christ is a Person, made up of born again Spirit filled followers who are the representation of Him in the earth, ambassadors to a lost world, we are commissioned to do what He did when He began His ministry. Jesus said that we would do even greater miracles than He did, but the modern day church, most of whom are lost don't have a clue because they haven't received the love of the truth so as to be saved!
First of all the church is to be planted by apostles who have the blueprint or "Divine design" of the supernatural building and then the other gifted members of the five-fold ministry are to train the body for the work of service. No where in scripture does it have a pastor start a church and preach to a congregation in a building once a week and most of what we have today in our services came out of paganism.
How is it then brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification. I Corinthians 14:26
"Behold, I stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears My voice and opens the door I will come in to him and dine with him and he with Me." Revelation 3:20
Lest face it, they will never open the door and let Jesus in! After all He would ruin our orderly timed services meant to allow us to get out on time to watch the football game. Contrary to popular belief this is not a salvation scripture, Jesus is knocking on the door of His church! Can you imagine what He would do or say in most of our churches?
If you are born again, you are a member of His supernatural body and you have a part in the healthy operation and commission to go and do what He has called you to do. Believers are never supposed to be obscure spectators hidden in a pew and forgotten by the Holy Spirit, we are His body, His assembly of saints called and anointed to change the world by preaching the gospel to the poor, casting out demons, raising the dead and healing the sick!
As I said before, "Church is not a place to go, it is a Person to be!" The Person of the Lord Jesus Christ: Savior, Deliverer and Lord of all, Who sent us into the earth to be stewards of the mysteries of the kingdom of God on earth as it is in Heaven!
"To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as also I overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." Revelation 3:21,22
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin