Pablum Rather Than Power

Pablum Rather Than Power

The world is changing rapidly.  It may not have affected you directly yet, but I can assure you, it soon will.  I am not setting dates here — people have been expecting the Lord’s soon return ever since He ascended into heaven — but never before in the history of mankind have all the “signs of the end” come together so completely.

Just in the past few months we have seen Luke 21 play out vividly before our eyes:  “…there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;  men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.”
In recent weeks and months there’s been a major solar eclipse, giant sunspots and solar flares, and comets streaking across the sky.  On earth we have had major devastation from hurricanes, torrential rains and massive flooding.  In other places, extreme heat and drought.  Wild fires are currently raging out of control in the western United States.  The supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park has become increasingly active, showing signs of a major eruption, which scientists now say is likely to come much sooner than anyone anticipated.  We’ve also seen an increase in earthquakes, as well as massive mudslides and sinkholes around the world this year.  Truly, the entire planet seems to be convulsing with more intensity and more frequency than we’ve ever seen in my lifetime.
In Matthew 24, we read about how Jesus spoke privately with His disciples on the Mount of Olives, regarding the end of days.  Jesus said that in those days, as the earth was convulsing, as we are seeing now, “… they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.  And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.  Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.  And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.  But he who endures to the end shall be saved.  And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”
So how close ARE we to what Jesus described to His closest friends?  Today, TRUE Remant believers ARE, indeed, being delivered up to tribulation.  I think of those who, rather than deny their Lord, are losing their very HEADS in Islamic countries — even here in the United States.  Others are being dragged into court, having their businesses, homes and everything they own taken away because they choose to obey God rather than deny Him.  Even though the true followers of Christ are the most loving, peaceful and kind of all people, they are also the most HATED of all…. just as Jesus said we would be.  Good is called evil and evil is called good and WOE to us because of it.  In America today, you can “identify” as anything your crazy imagination can come up with.  But identify yourself as a Christian and you will quickly incur the wrath of just about everyone…. even other professing Christians!  You see, it’s OK to be a Christian in church;  just don’t you DARE step outside the box and take your faith outside those four walls, or you’ll be HATED, even by those who sit in the pews beside you.
And did you catch Verse 10 of Matthew 24?  “Many will be offended, betray one another and hate one another.”  GOOD GRIEF!  Read this again!  “Many will be offended, betray one another and hate one another.”  This falls under the category of “I never thought I’d see the day…” because I have never, in my entire life, seen so MANY offended by nearly EVERYTHING.  So much tension, distress and hatred in the world.  Here in America, college students are careful to not commit “micro aggressions,” lest they offend someone.  Pastors preach pablum rather than power, so as not to be “offensive.”
Our very American History has now become a major offense, and so we must tear down the statues and monuments that commemorate our own heritage.  They are just too offensive.  Speaking of statues, are you aware that those who hate God are erecting statues of the satanic “Baphomet” in multiple cities throughout the country?  Or that feminists are erecting a giant statue of a naked woman directly across from the White House to protest women being treated as “sex objects?”  How sickening.  Question for you:  why is it that in their protests against the sexualization of women, feminists ALWAYS sexualize THEMSELVES?  I don’t get it.
Jesus went on:  “Many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.”  Truly, the pure Gospel of Jesus Christ has been so watered down and defiled, and the very ones charged with guarding and defending and KEEPING the faith pure, are now so cowardly, they will no longer dare to even SPEAK the Word of God in it’s entirety.  Instead, they dance delicately around the “tough” issues, the MEAT of the Gospel, the very soul-saving HEART of the Word of God, so as not to offend anyone.  Thus we have today, in the VAST MAJORITY of professing “Christian” churches, “a form of godliness,” which is completely powerless.  It’s salt that has lost its savor, “Good for nothing,” Jesus said, “but to be thrown out and trampled on by men.”  And so it is.  This is the state of Christianity in America today…. what was once the very STANDARD of morality and ethics and everything good and decent has been thrown out and trampled on by men.
Why?  Because we decided it was no longer convenient for us to retain the knowledge of God and so He has given us over to depraved minds — even in our churches.  I look out over the vast majority of American Christianity, and I KNOW there is a remnant of true believers, faithful followers of Christ.  But for the most part, the Establishment Churches are dead, practicing a non-offensive, vain, worthless form of religion.  As the popular pastors look out over their congregations, they may not realize it, but all they’re seeing are graveyards filled with tombstones, waiting for the names…
Next, Jesus spoke of lawlessness, and the love of many growing cold.  I’ve never seen so much lawlessness in my life.  We are at the point where our American legal system is all but COMPLETELY lawless, where the innocent are found guilty and the guilty go free.  Lawyers take advantage of the downtrodden and persecuted.  Corrupt judges no longer UPHOLD the law — now they have been allowed to “make laws,” despite what our Constitution clearly states.  Politicians are EXPECTED to be corrupt, and most of them are happy to oblige.  The love of many growing cold?  Again, I never thought I would see the day when there would be so much hatred, everywhere you look.
Our college campuses are hotbeds of hatred, fueled by the lying, liberal left.  These so-called “Institutions of Higher Learning” are nothing more than socialist indoctrination centers…. AND the birthplace of ANTIFA — those that claim to fight against “fascism,”  though they would be well served to look up the definition of “fascism,” because it is the very thing they practice.  And now those who control them, as “useful idiots,” are planning to start all-out civil war in November.  They are so emboldened by our impotence, they are not even trying to hide their intentions.
We were all shocked at the terrible shooting in Las Vegas recently, with fifty people gunned down by “who-knows-who.”  But ANTIFA is openly planning similar strikes in no less than THIRTY CITIES all across America in November.  They’re even openly doing online fundraisers to fund their civil war.  Are you prepared for what may happen in YOUR city should they follow through on their threats?  Friends, we are reaching the breaking point in this nation.  Something BIG is coming.  We must wake from our slumber.
In Daniel 12, we read that in the time of the end, “many will run to and fro and knowledge will be increased.”  While many have been looking for Christ’s return for centuries, it is only today that one can travel around the world in a single day;  it is only today, that we can obtain ANY amount of information we seek, with just a few clicks of a button on our smart phones.  Yes, many are running to and fro, and knowledge HAS increased.  One researcher stated that just the amount of published information has increased by 200 MILLION PERCENT in just the past fifty years!
It is during this time — when knowledge will increase — that the scrolls revealing the mysteries of the end will be revealed to God’s true children.  Obviously, Daniel wanted to know more, but he was told:  “the words are closed up and sealed ‘til the time of the end.  Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.”
Who are the “wise?”  Only those who study the Word of God, pursue the Word of God and SHARE the Word of God URGENTLY, to all who will listen.  THEY shall understand and be able to discern the signs of the times we are living in.  The wicked will remain in perplexity and turmoil, as they continue to self destruct, under the weight of the sin burden they have chosen.
In Romans 1, we read that all mankind is without excuse.  We have the knowledge of God written on our hearts, because He has made us that way.  But when the proud, vile, God-hating heathen refuse to retain that knowlege, and instead arrogantly choose to follow their own selfish, carnal lusts, God gives them over to depraved minds and they become “without natural affection.”  And so today we have 54% of church-goers (to say nothing of the NON-church-goers) approving of the practice of men “marrying” men, and women “marrying” women — and the God-ordained family unit is destroyed, replaced by a cheap imitation of our own imaginations.  I cannot think of a more clear example of being “without natural affection” than the abomination of homosexuality, transgenderism, and all other forms of sexual depravity that is now taken for granted as just harmless “alternative lifestyles.”
Except for perhaps one thing:  the loss of natural affection a mother and father have for their child.  The very DEFINITION of LOVE, that of a mom and dad with their precious baby.  But now today, for more than forty years, parents have been “legally” killing their babies in abortion centers across this nation.  And the blood of the innocent runs in rivers throughout the streets of our cities.  Church-goers have mostly remained silent on this issue, and many even agree with the killing.  Any Christian with the courage to stand against this most horiffic of abominations is quickly labeled a “Radical extremist” or a “nut.”   There are some who have called for complete ABOLITION to abortion.  These abolitionists have sought to work with pastors to educate them on the horrors of abortion and beg their help in the fight to end it, but are summarily dismissed with a fake smile and a phony handshake, and the words, “I appreciate what you are doing, but we are not called to that type of ministry.”
So these courageous Christians then try to take their message directly to the people — standing outside the churches and calling church-goers to get involved themselves.  But what happens when these Christians try to speak to the church-goers without the permission of the almighty pastors?  The pastors call the police and have them arrested.  Yes, this happens, ALL THE TIME, all across the nation, as the abolitionist movement has grown and become more organized and effective in the last couple of years.
We do not understand that BLOOD is the CURRENCY that powers the spiritual realm.  The demonic powers that are embodied in all things evil in this land FEED OFF the blood of the helpless millions of precious babies we CONTINUE to kill, as the “Church” just “sings louder.”  And so the evil in our land grows fat and ever more aggressive.
But as we read in Daniel, KNOWLEDGE is increasing.  And as Jesus said In Matthew 24, “this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”  Today the gospel of the kingdom HAS been preached in ALL the world, via the internet.  Truly, we are ALL without excuse now.
My hope and prayer is that God’s true Church, His Remnant Believers will rise up and make disciples, BE salt and light in this lost, dark world… while there’s still time.  On October 26th, we will be hosting a Salt and Light Brigade Cultural Issues Training event at the Wisconsin Christian News Ministry Center in Marshfield, Wisconsin.  The next day, we will continue with a Spiritual Bootcamp in Milwaukee.  Then on Saturday, the 28th, we will take what we have learned, and go together to the streets, outside an abortion center, where we will preach the Word, minister to the lost, and do our utmost to stand in the gap, DEFENDING the precious little ones about to be murdered.  I AM BEGGING YOU TO JOIN US!  The enemy will whisper a thousand reasons in your ear why you can’t or shouldn’t take part in these events because they will be SO POWERFUL and they will REVOLUTIONIZE your faith!  He will also try to fill your heart with fear.  But PLEASE:  DO NOT BE DECEIVED and FEAR NOT!  If you will not stand up for your Savior now, put your faith into ACTION now… when will you?  Honestly, will you EVER?  We need you there.  GOD needs you there!  He is calling YOU today!   Please gather the courage, and call me for all the details.  You can DO this!
Audio CDs and transcripts of this message are available when you call me at Wisconsin Christian News, (715) 486-8066.  Or email [email protected] and ask for message number 206.
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Rob is the founder and publisher of Wisconsin Christian News, a regional Christian newspaper. While the main distribution of the paper is Wisconsin-based, WCN also has subscribers in nearly all fifty states. He writes a monthly commentary for WCN, and can also be heard twice weekly, (Tuesdays and Saturdays) nationwide on the VCY America Radio Network, with his "From the Editor's Desk" commentaries. Rob's messages offer unique teaching and insights from God's word, dealing with the most important issues of our day. E-mail: [email protected] Website: WisconsinChristianNews.com


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