Many Professing Christians Have Become Blind, Deceived, Distracted and Weak

If You Don’t Know God and His Word, You Will Be Deceived and You Will be Lost!

“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven … And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” -Matt 7:21, 23 (KJV)

We in America live in a culture rich with technology and material wealth. We have  many freedoms although some are being stripped away even as I write this. Christians are being targeted from a broad range of sources but who is aware and even more startling who cares? It’s the political ‘left’ against the conservative ‘right’ and it’s getting uglier by the week. But why is this happening here in the land of the free where at one time men feared and respected Almighty God? The answer is simple for those that are in touch with their Bibles … the answer can be found in covert deceit and deception on an ever-widening and increasing scale. We can see the results of this in most cases but what is occurring behind the scenes … in the spiritual realm?

There is a clandestine spiritual dumbing down of Christians here in America and for that matter in many nations of the world! Why? Because Christians fail to regularly read their Bibles and pray, because they do not know the God of the Bible, because they are not taught or aware of the schemes of the Devil. And as a result they are being covertly caught in the web of his cunning and wicked snares.

This is no joke!!

I see it everywhere – in and out of church. Oh yes, many go to church, sing a few songs and hear a soft, mushy, watered-down, non-engaging, no-repentance, tickling-ear Gospel but rarely get any spiritual meat! They never hear about their sin and how you must repent in order to enter the Kingdom of God – Matt 3:2; Mark 1:15; Luke 13:1-5. In fact, many Christians or those who call themselves the same, don’t want to discuss or even talk about the Lord.

How sad is this?

Are they ashamed or embarrassed of Him … look out – Luke 9:26. Many care more of what people say of them than what the Lord thinks of them and how they live. Why? They have little knowledge of who God is, they display little faith, respect and fear of the Lord. This produces weak and ineffective Christians with no knowledge of the spiritual armor and spiritual weapons at their disposal. They are prime wide-open targets for the Enemy of their Soul – Satan! And mark these words he is after you like a roaring lion seeking to devour your soul – 1 Pet 5:8

“Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices (schemes).” -2 Cor 2:11 (KJV, emphasis added)

As this spiritual warfare continues, Christians are being blinded and distracted [by the things of this world] from the truths found in the word of God and many don’t even realize it. With current events fulfilling Bible Prophecy in ever increasing detail, people, it seems, could care less. They have been trapped and snared into lethargy and apathy, mocking and scoffing at those that proclaim He is soon to return. Many only care about their possessions, wealth or positions of importance. The Devil has deceived many into believing these are not the last days, the Lord will not return, Israel is not important any more and we are safe and secure in our land. HA! Many have and are falling for these lies. For example, as reported on mainstream news now several times, crazed, insane Islamic terrorists are on America soil, our geopolitical enemies (Russia, Iran, China, N Korea) have threatened us, buzzed our coasts and could attack without warning. We live in a volatile and dangerous world with nations now wanting our demise.

But who in America – who in Christendom knows of these things and who cares? Are these things ever mentioned from our church pulpits? I dare say NO they are not! Why? Cowardly pastors fear offending the people. How many of these lily-livered pastors care enough about their flock to tell them the [yes, offensive] truths of our Lord?

So, you see, Satan’s warfare against Christians continues almost unabated and with his cunning and ruthless tactics developed over thousand s of years he advances against us with fear, distractions and deceptions of all kinds. He pursues us with the weight and cares of our lives deepening and as a result we become numb and blind to the truth right in front of us – 2 Cor 4:4. Christians have become weak, sickly and deceived more so than at any time in the past, hugely apathetic and as such they are ripe for the fiery darts from principalities in high places (Eph 6:12). We need to wake up and don our spiritual armor and take a stand for Christ. Know Him, know His will, read His word daily without fail.

It’s also time we stood on His word for His promises are clear and in faith we must stand strong. We are not to cower to the Devil’s ploys against us – sicknesses, worry, doubt, despair, guilt, fear, etc – these things make us weak and timid and shows the faith of God does not rule in our hearts and minds and this is not pleasing to Him – Heb 11:6. Stand up Christian – pray in faith, take the authority and power the Lord has given you and use it! (Luke 10:19). Pray for family and friends in faith, in belief – do it daily, never give up and never be discouraged. Do not be distracted, pray without ceasing, peel back weakness and walk by faith and not by sight – 2 Cor 5:7.

And then …? Know your enemy! If you don’t know his tactics and schemes you will be destroyed – he will take you down! I’m not talking just physically, I am also speaking eternally. For if you do not trust in the Lord and have faith in Him, you may fall away to the world and as a result you may not see the Kingdom of God – Prov 2:13; Eze 18:24; 2 Pet 2:20-21; 1 Tim 4:1; Rev 2:4-5. This prospect should shake your soul to its core! (I do not believe in nor support the “once saved, always saved” doctrine as I find no evidence for it in the Word of God.)

“If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles… if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.” – Sun Tzu (“The Art of War” – 6th century BC)

 

Friends, it’s time for a sense of URGENCY! Throw off your garment of apathy concerning Christ and His soon return. Pastor’s start warning your people as to the signs flashing like red lights at a railroad crossing. The hour is late and for those that aren’t paying attention He will come as a thief in the night – 1 Th 5:1-4.  It’s time we got into our Bible and read it! Study it daily and immerse ourselves in the Lord. Pray, fast, seek His face and learn from His Holy Spirit. Now is the time, for the world will not get better, it will only get worse as prophesied in the Book of Revelation (and others). It’s time for Christians to heed the call to watch and witness of His soon return; the signs are here and others coming fast, we must be awake prepared with our lamps full of oil ready for the return of the Bridegroom – Jesus Christ . We must be like the five wise virgins and not the five foolish ones (read the parable in Matt 25:1-13). We must be alert and warn others; we must know our Bibles; we must know who the enemy of our soul is so we can turn him back with our spiritual weapons. Do not be weak, do not be lethargic in your faith. Be strong in the power of the Lord – Eph 6:10. Are you saved? If not, why not?

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” -Eph 6:10-12

 

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

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God’s Ways Are in the Whirlwind – What Is He Trying to Tell Us?

Editor’s Note: The world is being battered and shaken by storms, hurricanes, typhoons, EQ’s, volcanoes and relentless heat and fires. What’s going on?

Get ready, get prepared, get right with God while we still can find Him – Amos 8:11.

“The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, And the LORD will by no means leave the guilty unpunished. In whirlwind and storm is His way, And clouds are the dust beneath His feet.” – Nahum 1:3 (NASB)

“Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,.” -Job 38:1 (KJV)

“Behold, the storm of the Lord! Wrath has gone forth, a whirling tempest;
it will burst upon the head of the wicked.” -Jer 23:29 (ESV)

The following article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. (Used by permission)

A Record 7 Named Storms Are Swirling Across The Globe – Has ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ Arrived?

By Michael Snyder – Sept 2018

Is something extremely unusual happening to our planet?  At this moment, Hurricane Florence is just one of seven named storms that are currently circling the globe.  That matches the all-time record, and it looks like that record will be broken very shortly as a couple more storms continue to develop.  Back in 2004, a Hollywood blockbuster entitled “The Day After Tomorrow” depicted a world in which weather patterns had gone mad.  One of the most impressive scenes showed nearly the entire planet covered by hurricane-type storms all at once.  Of course things are not nearly as bad as in that film, but during this hurricane season we have definitely seen a very unusual number of hurricanes and typhoons develop.  As our planet continues to change, could this become “the new normal”?

As I mentioned above there are currently seven named storms that are active, but an eighth is about to join them, and that would break the all-time record

The Hurricane season is causing devastation from the Pacific to the Atlantic as seven active storms are currently swirling across the globe – with high chances an eighth powerful storm will soon develop to break an all-time record.

And actually there is an additional storm that is also developing in the Pacific which could bring the grand total to nine.

Overall, there have been 9 named storms in the Atlantic and 15 names storms in the Pacific since the official start of the hurricane season.

That is not normal.

In fact, one veteran meteorologist has said that he has “NEVER seen so much activity in the tropics”…

Far from being the biggest threat facing the US coastline this hurricane season, Florence will be followed by several other storms that rapidly strengthening in the Atlantic. As one veteran meteorologist remarked, “in my 35 years forecasting the weather on TV, I have NEVER seen so much activity in the tropics all at the same time.”

Meanwhile, the biggest storm on the planet is actually in the Pacific Ocean.

Super Typhoon Mangku is a Category 5 hurricane, and it absolutely dwarfs Hurricane Florence

The devastating force of Hurricane Florence is nothing when compared to the category 5 hurricane sweeping over the Pacific Ocean, Super Typhoon Mangkhu.

With winds close to 180mph, the fierce hurricane is feared to land over a mountainous terrain in the northern Philippines on Friday night, before moving over the South China Sea and potentially impacting Hong Kong and Vietnam.

But let’s not minimize the seriousness of Hurricane Florence.  It is currently approximately the size of the state of Michigan, and even though it has been downgraded forecasters are still predicting that it will bring up to 40 inches of rainin some areas.

One meteorologist ran the numbers, and he determined that if the current forecasts are accurate the state of North Carolina could end up getting ten trillion gallons of rain

Weather.us meteorologist Ryan Maue crunched some numbers and tweeted that North Carolina’s 7-day rainfall forecast by the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center would be like getting “a total of over 10 trillion gallons” of rain from Florence. The math was based on the projected state average of 10.1 inches of rainfall for that time span.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Ten trillion gallons of rain.

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Fear God and Flee from Evil!

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

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“I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This”: Meteorologists Expect Florence To Stall And Hammer The East Coast “For Days”

Editor’s Note: As stated, this is an “unprecedented” storm. And it is happening for a reason – God’s reason and purpose.  A warning not to divide the land of Israel in the upcoming Trump peace plan? Yes, I do believe so. 

Keep watch unto prayer. Pray for salvation and pray for safety.

Get ready, get prepared, get right with God while we still can find Him – Amos 8:11.

The following article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog.  (Used by permission)

“I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This”: Meteorologists Expect Florence To Stall And Hammer The East Coast “For Days”

By Michael Snyder – Sept, 2018

The bizarre story of Hurricane Florence just keeps becoming even more strange.  The good news is that meteorologists are telling us that the storm is expected to lose intensity as it approaches the east coast, but the really, really bad news is that it is now being projected that Florence will slow down and finally stall just off the coastline.  In a worst-case scenario, the Carolinas and Georgia could be pounded with wind and rain “for days”, and some areas of North Carolina could end up being buried under nine feet of water.  And even though the peak wind speed of Florence has diminished some, the storm just continues to expand in size.  That means that it will ultimately hit a larger portion of the east coast than originally anticipated, and the overall economic cost will also ultimately be worse than the experts were forecasting.

The word “unprecedented” is being used a lot in conjunction with this storm.  It is behaving in ways that it shouldn’t be, and this “strange stall” along the east coast is absolutely baffling the experts.

While discussing this “stall”, Weather Channel meteorologist Greg Postel stated that he had “never seen anything like this”

The weird saga of Hurricane Florence, which has already carved an unprecedented path across the Atlantic, is forecast to persist with a strange stall and trek along the Southeast coast.

Instead of roaring ashore and quickly heading inland and weakening, as most storms do, Hurricane Florence should instead “stall near the coast and then parallel southwestward toward Georgia,” Weather Channel meteorologist Greg Postel said. “I’ve never seen anything like this.”

And don’t let the fact that Hurricane Florence has been downgraded from a Category 4 storm fool you.  The wind speed may be down a bit, but the storm just keeps getting larger, and on Wednesday it was producing waves that were up to 83 feet tall.

If this storm really does stall off of the Carolina coastline, the devastation will be off the charts.  The following comes from CNN

Florence’s predicted slow southward turn on Friday would mean some coastal areas could get damaging hurricane-force winds for more than 24 hours. “If this blows at 120 mph for four hours, … you lose a shingle every two minutes, and all of the sudden, you’ve lost your whole roof after four hours,” CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said.

In addition to extreme wind damage, we could also see unprecedented rainfall totals and flooding

While it sits and spins, the heavy rain Florence unleashes will lead to “catastrophic” and “life-threatening” flooding in the Carolinas. Widespread reports of 20 to 30 inches of rain are likely, and some spots could see 40 inches.

As if that weren’t enough “isolated tornadoes will become a threat Thursday along the North Carolina coast,” the National Weather Service in Wilmington said.

Could you imagine getting 40 inches of rain in a 24 hour period?

And what will things look like if Hurricane Florence decides to stall for an extended period of time and stay roughly in one place for several days?

We don’t know exactly what the storm will do following the “stall”, but what we do know is that the damage from this storm will be immense.

In fact, one FEMA official is warning that power could be knocked out for many people in the danger area for “weeks”

“This one really scares me,” National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham told CBS.

“This storm is going to knock out power days into weeks. It’s going to destroy infrastructure. It’s going to destroy homes,” said Jeff Byard, an official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Fear God and Flee from Evil!

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

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Pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Psa 122:6 (KJV)