VIDEO Darkness Is Getting Darker

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All Christians please be warned that we are going to be under demonic attack more and more, I mean all the world is going to be under the attack of the evil one and his demons, in fact is happening right now. People are forsaking God Almighty, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and they are choosing to serve the devil, so the Holy Spirit is removing His protection and people are overtaken by demonic powers not even realizing it.

So, remember all Christians that it is only those, those who have the Holy Spirit of the living God in them, have all power and authority given us by the Lord Jesus Christ to crush the serpent under our feet. Only Christians have power to cast out demons and command them to stop any kind of demonic attack, and only Christians are under divine protection of the God Almighty and His angels, plus those that are being prayed for. Please take it seriously, we are leaving in the last days, we are going to see the Lord Jesus Christ coming back but first the bad things must happen, as it says in the book of Revelation. If you do not know how to do deliverance, how to deal with demons and you are scared even to think about it, it is high time to start getting strong in the Lord, strengthen your faith, your knowledge of the bible and learn as much as you can. Do not be the unprepared virgin without oil in the lamp, be ready, get ready, the darkest times are coming and it is not time to fear but to be well trained and ready to fight in the name of Jesus.

We have all weapon that we need. Remember to praise God every day and be always thankful, even when things go wrong, always praise Him because He always turns all things into good for those who love Him. Besides, the devil hates when you praise your God and the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God that was slain for your sins.

PRAISE IS YOUR WEAPON AGAINST THE DEVIL

The best songs are the old songs, hymns and psalms sung by the people of God.

 

Watch this video if you still do not believe in demons or the devil or that people can be easily attacked by them.

Remember also that evil spirits hate any mention of the blood of Jesus and His victory on the cross. May your teacher be the Holy Spirit of the living God and His holy Word, the bible, not any false preachers and fake Christians, beware of overhelming deception, be alert and be sober. Always look at Jesus not any man.

 

 

Warning to Christians on the Paranormal: ‘Once You Open a Door to the Demonic It’s Hard to Close’

Pop culture has a growing fascination with the occult. From zombies and vampires, to Hogwarts and horoscopes, and even witches and Ouija boards — the mystical, unknown and undead seem to dominate TV and movie screens.

While many celebrate this phenomenon, is it appropriate for Christians to get caught up in the zombie zeitgeist?

Apologist and New Testament scholar Jeremiah Johnston discusses paranormal entertainment, conjuring the dead, and “ordained” mediums in a section of his new book Unanswered, a volume intended to shed light on several hot-button topics that loom large within the Church.

By and large, a majority of Americans say they’ve had a personal connection to the paranormal. According to Johnston’s book, 71 percent say they’ve had paranormal experiences, and 37 percent believe in ghosts, while 56 percent believe those ghosts are spirits of the dead.

So is watching paranormal-themed TV shows and movies simply a normal extension of those experiences? After all, the mainstream hit show “The Walking Dead” resonated with more than 22 million viewers during its fifth season premiere alone, and it’s probably safe to say that plenty of those viewers were Christian. Is there any harm in a little paranormal entertainment?

While apologist Johnston doesn’t condemn shows like “The Walking Dead,” he does caution Christians to find a healthy balance when it comes to their consumption of paranormal content.

“It’s important to balance. … This is one of these difficult issues, like alcohol in the Church and others,” Johnston told The Christian Post earlier this month. “It really comes down to one’s spiritual maturity, it comes down to the priesthood of the believer.”

The theologian warned, however, “Anything that takes away from your love for God, anything that detracts you from all the joys that we have in Jesus Christ — [you] should be very careful [about].”

All paranormal entertainment isn’t as harmless as it may seem. In fact, some entertainment can have treacherous results, according to the Bible scholar. To Christians who are curious about the hereafter and dabble on the dark side using games to contact spirits, Johnston issued a stern warning.

“The paranormal is a slippery slope, and it always starts with a Ouija board or reading a horoscope — something that just seems harmless,” he told CP. “Once you open that door to the demonic it is very difficult to close.”

The author’s book pointed to a 2006 study which found that 73 percent of teens have participated in contacting the dead and engaged in “other related witchcraft activities beyond the more pedestrian exposure from entertainment channels or horoscopes.” Sadly, only 28 percent of the youth said they had learned anything at church to help educate them on the supernatural.

Along the same lines, Johnston warned Christians about the pitfalls of consulting “psychic ministers” who claim to be able to speak to the dead.

“Astonishingly, some psychics, mediums, and necromancers claim to be Christians in order to lure new clients,” Johnston wrote in the book, adding that over 300 psychics in America also claim to be ordained ministers. “They advertise the fact that you are not consulting any ordinary medium but an ordained medium!”

Johnston takes umbrage with mediums who claim to be ordained. “These people are charlatans. They give false names. They rip people off. I get really passionate about this because I have buried children of parents, and I have seen how, in a grieving state, that parent will do anything to contact that child after death — anything,” he told CP.

“They have a target on their backs and these liars, these charlatans, claiming to be Christians, target them with some kind of would-be clairvoyance. … The Church has an opportunity to really minister to those who are grieving, [to] be there for them. Be there and be present [so that] they don’t feel like they need to go to a psychic to find some kind of closure.”

About 42 million Americans have consulted a psychic, medium or fortune-teller, the author wrote in his book — many with negative experiences. He wrote, “Stories are legion that confirm the paranormal world preys on the weakness of a grieving human disposition.”

That’s consistent with the fact that, per Johnston’s book, the American Federation of Certified Psychics and Mediums says that 97 percent of psychics and mediums won’t refund a customer for “underwhelming” results. Johnston wrote, “Perhaps that is why a significant number of mediums only use a first name or an alias.”

Shady business practices, however, haven’t hindered the almost 20 psychics in the U.S. who claim to have reached millionaire status.

Johnston explained in his book that the Bible clearly warns against false prophets in 1 John 4:1, “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world,” (NIV).

But carrying out that mandate may be a challenge for many Christians. “The majority of Christians lack discernment,” wrote Johnston. “They do not take this command seriously. Christianity has the most educated general membership in its history, but also the most undiscerning.”

According to Johnston, discernment and the principle of the priesthood of all believers are key to establishing balance and boundaries when dealing with the many iterations of the paranormal.

By  Dr. Jeremiah Johnston who is a New Testament scholar, professor, apologist and author of the new book on unresolved questions within the Christian faith, “Unanswered: Lasting Truth For Trending Questions.”

http://www.christianpost.com/news/apologists-warning-to-christians-on-the-paranormal-once-you-open-door-to-the-demonic-its-hard-to-close-162924/

 

Way Of Faith

Hebrews 11:23-28

Moses, a shepherd, stood before Pharaoh and ordered the powerful ruler to release the people of Israel from slavery. The confrontation must have seemed a ridiculous spectacle, even to the slaves Moses had been sent to rescue. But after 10 plagues and many dealings with the Egyptian leader, Moses brought the country to its knees with a shepherd’s staff and his faith in God.

Choosing to walk by faith instead of living on the basis of feelings, opinions, and logic often means being misunderstood. Our actions may appear unreasonable to the outside world (and sometimes even to ourselves), but what could be more reasonable than allowing our omnipotent God to guide us? When we, like Moses, find our talents and abilities are no match for the task at hand, God’s power will accomplish through us what needs to be done. (See 2 Cor. 12:9.) The Lord isn’t always “reasonable” as we interpret reason, but He works out our circumstances through our obedient actions. We can be confident that He who used a shepherd to challenge a pharaoh is trustworthy.

Living by faith requires releasing our human sense of what is best and reasonable in order to rely wholly on God—it involves obeying when the Lord tells us that we are to speak or act. God wants us to trust that He has a plan for our life and is constantly directing circumstances and maneuvering people to ensure that His purpose is achieved.

Whatever the challenge, you can be successful by choosing to depend entirely upon the Father. He will stand you up before your own personal Egypt and make you victorious.

Jesus Is the Word

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. . . . And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” (John 1:1, 14)

Most of us would be familiar with the Greek term used by God to convey this unique title of the Lord Jesus: logos. Its basic meaning is “that which can be communicated.” Sometimes it is used to embrace a collection of ideas expressed in a speech, or a thought in the sense of an idea, or the logic behind a concept.

Jesus is all of that: “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him” (John 1:18). Not only did the Lord Jesus declare what the Father said but what the Father was like. It is obvious that Jesus was the Spokesperson: “Whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak” (John 12:50). “Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life” (John 6:68).

Much of the active ministry of the Lord Jesus was doing what God would do. His healing, His preaching, His gracious ministry to the poor and needy were all a picture of what God was like. But the miracles, the works of creation, were absolutely the “declaration” of God. Turning water into wine, feeding the 5,000, creating a new hand and new eyes—only the Creator could do that. In fact, Jesus said, “Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake” (John 14:11).

Jesus is the Word of God in every sense that can be spoken, understood, seen, and experienced (Colossians 2:9). HMM III

The Uncreated One

O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. —Psalm 104:24

You may find this hard to believe, but God is just as far above an archangel as he is above a caterpillar. You know what a caterpillar is—it’s a little worm the size of your finger, with a fur coat. And of course, it’s not a very high-class thing. It’s never been out in society. It doesn’t amount to much—it’s just a worm. And you have to watch it very carefully to know whether it’s traveling west or east, because it looks the same all the way around. That’s a caterpillar.

An archangel, on the other hand, is that holy creature that we see beside the sea of God, in the presence of God’s throne. That mighty creature is a little higher than the angels, just as man was made for a time a little lower. That being can look upon the face of God with unveiled countenance. This is the archangel. It never was in sin, and no one knows how vast it might be. And yet God is just as far above that archangel as He is above the caterpillar.

Why? Because both the archangel and the caterpillar are creatures. And God is the uncreated One who had no beginning, the self-existent One who was never created, but who was simply God, who made all things.

Lord, how awesome it is that You are infinitely far above me and yet You love me! I worship Your majesty and rest in Your love. Amen.

Beyond An Empty Profession

Examine yourself, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. (2 Corinthians 13:5)

Preaching from the pulpit about the Christian “deeper life” does not automatically produce a deeper life church and congregation. The profession of men and women that they believe in “the deeper Christian life” is no assurance that their fellowship is actually a deeper life church.

The deeper spiritual life many people say they want is not a message; it is not a sermon; it is not a profession.

I am a pastor and I think I major in telling the truth. It is true that it is about time we stop coddling and apologizing for congregations that have reputations for being deeper life churches.

The deeper spiritual life is not something just to be talked about—it is a quiet enjoyment of daily blessing and peace and victory that is lived day by day; beyond empty profession and without any two-faced circumstances!

Only love seeks after love

Only love seeks after love. If I desire the love of another it can surely only be because I myself have love toward him. We care not to be loved by those whom we do not love. It were an embarrassment rather than an advantage to receive love from those to whom we would not return it. When God asks human love, it is because God is love. Whatever our frame or feeling, the heart of Jesus is full of love—love which was not caused by our good behavior, and is not diminished by our follies—love which is as sure in the night of darkness as in the brightness of the day of joy.