With the unusual events of this past week and an impromptu family reunion in central Taiwan, I find myself on a different topic than what I wanted to talk about.
However, it is so much more important than the destruction of our civilization that it’s like the difference between night and day. And, I find that our churches have destroyed themselves because they do not do the one thing that would keep them safe:
We serve God and follow God, because we love Him. But, we keep ourselves pure and holy because we fear Him.
And yes, we need both.
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There seem to be two main paths that churches take, when they destroy themselves:
Fearing God, without loving God
Loving God, without fearing God
The Bible speaks of the need for BOTH. I know that it doesn’t make sense to both fear and love the same person, and I’ve wrestled with this idea, myself. But, I think that you will find my own conclusion to be a useful beginning point as you try to work this out, for yourself.
[Thanks to Louis E,
for pointing out a horrifying typo!
Unfortunately, because I am so low on time, I won’t be able to provide very many scriptures, but I have a couple links that are FULL of scripture:
Flesh – New Testament
Those two links will give you more than 260 verses to think about. But, let me get to my ‘conclusion’.
Fear And Love
When God saved us from our sins, He did not change our physical body. He still left us with a titanic struggle against sin. But, at the same time, God gave us the recipe for winning that struggle:
Fear of God
Please understand that our sinful nature does not and cannot love God. It just cannot do it, and expecting it to, is a losing proposition. And, that’s why a life of self-denial – as painful as that is – is such a good thing.
Why do you think that ‘fasting and praying’ is such a good thing?
That’s right, denying ‘the flesh’ – our physical self – gets our physical desires out of the way, so that we are free to do the most important thing.
What is the most important thing?
To Love and Serve God
My Own Story
When I became a follower of Christ, at the ripe old age of six, I did that because I loved God. And, I remember saying that as the reason for why I wanted to be baptized. I loved God, and I wanted to do everything that He told me to do. And, that is still true, to this day.
Unfortunately, I’m not very good at loving and serving God. I love my fleshly comforts. I love to enjoy myself. I love to feel good. I love far too many things in this world. And, that love of this world tends to get in the way of my love and service to God. The good thing, is that God loves me enough to give me some serious thorns in the flesh, to keep me humble and keep me concentrated on Him.
When I was 13, I told God that I would serve Him in any way that He chose for me to serve. Whatever it was, I told Him that I would do it. And, I promised this, from the bottom of my heart.
Over the years, as I complained to Him about the difficulties that He was putting on me, He would remind me of this promise, and whether I still held to it. I still did, and I still do. I’m still pretty lousy at it, but I will keep doing my best.
What I See
The problem is that I see far too many Christians who do not fear God, and I see others who do not love God. And, I find it ironic that those Christians who do not fear God, accuse me of lacking love – while the Christians who do not love God, accuse me of not having fear of God.
I don’t mind being accused. I expect it, and even welcome it. Accusation is often the first step towards a dialogue that results in repentance. And, we need to repent.
( And, I deserve far more accusation that I receive, so I am content. )
If you do not understand that God needs to be feared, with awe and trembling, you need to repent. You need to see that God has a ‘time limit’. When the time is up, we had all better be walking with God, or we will suffer the wrath and judgment of God.
If you do not understand the need to LOVE God, and love those who follow Him… all that I can say is, “Wow, you are in BAD SHAPE.” Remember that Satan and his demons fear God. Satanists fear God. LOTS of people fear God. If you just fear God…
…how are you different from Satan?
I’ve had to tell people that I loved more than life itself, that I feared that they would not be in heaven when they died, because I saw no love of God in their life. There is one person in particular that weighs upon my soul. If my own death could turn this one person towards the love of God, I would gladly give my life to make that happen.
I praise God that I am married to someone who loves the Lord with a passion. Mrs. Little is so far beyond awesome, that I just do not have enough words to express it. If someone like THAT loves me, I can’t be that bad, right?
The Judgment Of God
This brings me to the one event that happened this week that has captured so much of our attention:
The shooting in Las Vegas
I think that Nathan Leal summed it up best, of all the material that I’ve seen this week:
I am sad folks.
I am sad because many in the church will not hearken to the warning message. Instead, they have raised a token image and plastered MAGA over it. But let every man, and every devil be a liar, and let God’s Word be true. Because God’s Word is true, and His Word reveals that we are in the end times. It also proclaims that in the end times, great evil would be unleashed.
When God brings judgment, He often uses evil men and women to do that judgment. He lifts the protection that God provides to a country and allows the demonic to attack and destroy.
I believe that Stephen Paddock was just such a man, tormented by demons. You can see the links in the research below, but one in particular is interesting:
Vegas Shooter’s Girlfriend Says He Would Lie in Bed Moaning, Screaming
That sounds like demonic torment to me. And, I’ve seen people suffering that torment. During the day, they seemed fine, but at night…
Please understand that God is the one allowing this. And you need to ask yourself ‘why’, if you don’t already know.
We Preserve The Nation
What did Jesus, our Lord and Savior say that we are?
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
We are the preservation of our nation and community. When our church walks with God, the demonic are blocked. When our church does not walk with God, the demonic are not blocked.
My Experience In Taiwan
I’ve actually seen this at work, here in Taiwan. Taipei is about ten percent Christian. Outside of Taipei, the percentage falls to about one or two percent. There are pockets of Christians in Hualien, Taichung and Tainan, but the rest of Taiwan…
Well, let’s just say that I have felt the presence of demonic power out there that I have only felt in one other place.
That other place was near Kawasaki, just south of Tokyo and Yokohama, in Japan. There’s a temple there, that is famous in Japan for the power to grant a ‘wish’. And, I felt the power of that place, like nothing that I’d ever seen. But, that was before I came to Taiwan and spent time out in the country.
Here in Taiwan, in those areas where Christians do not live, or are weak, demons have free reign. They have no power over those who walk with God, and I have no fear of them. But, a friend of mine made a mistake once, that he will never repeat. I’ll call him Bill.
One day, when Bill was passing by one of the temples here in Taiwan, and saw a ‘spirit channeler’. And, he did the one thing that you should never do:
He challenged the demon within, with his own power and authority.
Instead of rebuking the demon in the name of Jesus Christ, he rebuked the demon by himself. He spent the next four days in the hospital and learned a valuable lesson.
Our power over demons is ONLY through Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit.
Never use the word ‘I’. Never. Otherwise, God will remove His hedge that is about you, to teach you that only through Jesus, do we have authority.
I have heard far too many well-meaning men and women make this mistake. I have heard far too many use the ‘I’ word.
The Most Evil Nation On Earth
Most Omega Shock readers are in the US, so I give you this warning:
Judgment has begun.
I do not say this by special revelation. I have seen no vision. I have not heard any voice from God on this.
But, I read the Bible, and America’s judgment is there.
If you do not understand what I am talking about, consider these facts:
- 90% of all Heroin comes to the world via the US.
- 90% of all pornography originates in Los Angeles.
- America is in the top five, for the most permissive nations in the world, on abortion.
- America murders close to a million babies a year.
- America demands that every country in the world make abortion legal and easy to obtain.
- America demands that the world celebrate and protect homosexuality.
- America breaks in pieces any country that does not bow to the petrodollar.
- The most popular movies in the world are American movies that promote sex and violence to the world.
- American music is the most popular in the world, and it teaches an obscene level of sexual conduct.
- Wherever American men go, they attempt to corrupt the moral values of the young women. And yes, I’ve seen this here in Taiwan, and it makes me furious.
If I said this about any other nation in the world, you would say that this nation needs to be destroyed. But, because it is America, some of you object to that.
America Blasphemes God
Worse, this nation puts ‘In God We Trust’ on its money. It puts ‘One Nation Under God’ in it’s Pledge of Allegiance. It puts God in its national anthem.
So, this nation adds blasphemy to its sins.
What is blasphemy?
It comes from the Greek word ‘blasphemeo’. Blas– means ‘damage’. –phemeo means ‘fame’ or ‘reputation’. Blasphemy literally means to damage the reputation of someone. In this case God.
Because America does such horrifying evil, while claiming that they follow God and are one nation under God… it means that the rest of the world looks at America and realizes that if that is what it means to follow God…
Do you get the picture?
Do you see that America is turning the world away from God, because of her evil and her blasphemy?
You can point to the evil that China has done and does, but they don’t claim to be followers of God. And, they will not be judged as blasphemers.
The corrupter of the world?
For The House Of God
I want to add a couple more statistics that should make you take notice, if you haven’t already:
- 50% of all American Pastors are regular consumers of pornography.
- The abortion rate and divorce rate among American Christians is only a little lower than for non-Christians.
Think about that for a moment, and then think about the wrath of God. It will be poured out upon America. And, it needs to be poured out, or God will need to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah. And, it needs to be poured out because American Christians have forsaken the way of God:
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
America has become the most evil nation on Earth. Judgment must come upon that which is evil. It must. But, God may spare those parts of America that turn to righteousness:
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
I believe that it is too late for America. Judgment has begun. But, it’s not too late for you.
Will you humble yourself and fear God?
Will your church?
I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. – Proverbs 22:3
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