As I now look at AMERICA, I see the battle of a nation versus Biblical Christianity coming to a close. I see that America has pretty much completely rejected God's words as a nation.
Looking at the former united STATES, one sees only a few states left that even try to maintain any Biblical standards, but even among those, there are very few, if any, standing on the words of God.
We know how liberal and perverted our CITIES have become. And with small towns, we have first hand experience about how much they care about the words of God.
Even though we may be seeing a supposed return to God in the SCHOOLS, we are truly seeing a false god who has deceived others into thinking it is the real God. Evolution has become the 'official' religion within our own school systems, public OR private. The schools are a dead issue.
We even see in our local assemblies formerly called
that the 'words of God' have been replaced with the 'words of men.'
Even the new bible versions have taken a back seat to the opinions and
desires' of the people themselves. In fact, if these different bible
versions are even used, it is to 'back-up' the people's opinions.
There is no authority left in the churches except man's own opinion.
We even have a hard time finding a good KJV rightly dividing church.
Amos 8:11,12 is
getting closer and closer.
Our battles are behind our own doors and in our
own hearts. Do I mean everybody else's doors and in everyone else's
hearts? Nope! Homes and hearts of 'other' people are NOT our
battlefield - not until we get our own homes and hearts established &
settled properly into that Book!
Luke 10:27 ...Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
Before we can take on our friends & neighbours, we must take on THYSELF - and get THYSELF settled with that Book in order to be able to offer the neighbour anything of any true spiritual value! It is a fact that if we DON'T have our own homes in order, our neighbours are NOT going to be interested in whatever 'religion' we have because they see that it doesn't work for us, they figure why would it be of any value to them!
So, until we have our own homes and our own hearts
bathed in victory,
we should have no concern for other battlefields.
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?
I Peter 4:17
And I must not forget to say that there are some folks here truly getting themselves onto some solid ground regarding doctrine, & godly standards, etc. for themselves personally. By the grace of God, some folks have grown greatly 'within themselves. 'AMEN! The more we realize how much 'nothing' WE are - even WITH Christ - the sooner that Christ increases in our life and because of HIS increase, the victories are made. John 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease. Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
I do have to say that I have been made fully aware that some of you folks are tired of me sticking my nose into your homes regarding your kids.
But My concern is certainly NOT with my former
music students, although I would still like to hear from some of them.
There must be over 20,000 out there somewhere. But I don't expect
to hear from them.
My concern is NOT for the kids in our local public schools. The gods in our public school system will undoubtedly destroy those kids. Evolution and alternate lifestyle instruction along with Harry Potter and his Satanic WICCA doctrine makes those 'government religious indoctrination centers' a damnable place for any child. You have heard plenty of evidence to prove such a statement and I can produce even more evidence for those who ever become interested. But the kids that are there today are NOT my concern.
My concern is NOT for the kids in the community. SS is available to them and maybe some year we can consider VBS again. I see them in the streets and most of them don't talk to me let alone say hi or even just acknowledge me - and some of them are not even allowed to talk to me.
As your pastor, my concern IS for your kids
Your grandkids & mine.
In fact, I tend to believe there are at times that I am more concerned and FEARFUL for some children than their own parents are.
1) Maybe that is because as a former teacher, I was trained to believe the 'teacher knows more than the parent' philosophy regarding kids and their parents.
2) But I also believe it is because I am aware of too many teens that have been brought up in a King James Only household, but for some reason or reasons, they have 'flown the coop' at the first chance they got. Folks, the public testimony of KJVOnly young people is terrible. They graduate right into drugs, sex, booze, smoking, no careers or desires or umph to even seek one, no godly life, unmarried with children and some kids do get heavily involved in crime. Then there are those young people who have gone on to develop a great & successful life but totally without the words of God. It is guaranteed that their marriage and success won't last forever.
It seems that most of our kids are actually willing to trade off heavenly rewards reserved for later for their earthly rewards now! Their affection has somehow been trained to be set on things on this earth, NOT on things above! They definitely frustrate the grace of God in their life in one way or another. I expect Hephzibah House to expand their waiting list over the next few years - IF the government even allows them to continue! Remember, Hephzibah House now takes kids from Christian Homes!!!
3) I also am concerned because I am witness recently to difficulties right here in church regarding our little children. I see things take place here that put warning signals up to me regarding how they are doing at home. Let it be known that I am not talking about any certain child today - I have witnessed things that concern me with all of the children here. No little angels are immune today! Don't let them fool you - they are all trying to claim territory and authority in your lives.
1) Cornwallis: You serve me and the manner
in which you serve me reflects on me!
Our home and our parenting is a testimony that others see and the way we parent and run our home reflects on the Lord - on the Book - on you as a Bible Believing Christian in the eyes of everyone watching you - and boy, THEY ARE WATCHING YOU. Philippians 1:28; Jeremiah 20:10
2) Cornwallis: You advance yourself only through my good graces. Amen! Only because of God's grace! Hebrews 13:9b ...For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein. II Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: God is able, but do we allow Him the opportunity?
3) Benjamin Martin - the father finally came to a realization: I'm losing my family! Why does this father have to wait until he begins to lose his own children before he chooses to fight. Was his son correct in stating that his father would not fight because he was hiding behind his family?
When is it too late to try to fight for your kids? Are they still alive? Then it is not too late!
Of course, don't enable your children to live the wicked lifestyle if they have chosen one - you don't owe them any money and any money or help you do give them really doesn't 'honestly' help them, it instead hurts them. They may just need to crash land, so you must allow that to happen. But you can still preach God's words to them - therein lieth the power of God! And you also need to pray for them - without ceasing. (I really don't understand how a parent could ever stop praying for their kids - no matter what - I can't even imagine that!)
But for these little ones here, parents, you need to pick up your sword and fight for them while they are still so young and so impressionable.
4) The issue is in God's hands - we must just do our duty!
5) I have done nothing - and for that, I am ashamed! What an awful place to find oneself when the kids are older. You parents with little ones around, what a great opportunity you have to train that little one to love God's words and to grow up wanting to please Him? Don't you wish someone had trained you like that when you were so young?
6) Will you, when you are needed most, stop at only words?
We continue to see that Bible be proven innocent of any charges against it. Biblical Prophecy continues to be proven to be 100% - almost on a daily basis now!
We now see the government officially and publicly re-establishing the nation on it's goodness, not on it's Godliness. We step closer & closer to a world peace movement like we have never seen before. We see people who are so seared and blinded that they are actually welcoming this new world peace and are willing to give up anything - if not everything - for it.
Can you picture your children growing up to fulfill Jeremiah 2:30? Can you imagine us having raised God's children to this level of rejection and rebellion against God? In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion. Do you shudder to consider that thought" Unfortunately most grown kids I know from KJV churches have 'landed' into this verse! God CAN'T even correct them today. I wonder why? Maybe because they were never trained to accept correction in the first place! Maybe there is no God in their life to correct them! Maybe both!!
Here is what God says will be the results of improperly trained children.
Disobedient, unsubmissive children (Pr. 13:1; 15:20).
Sorrow and bitterness (Pr. 17:25; 19:13).
Financial loss (Pr. 29:3).
Foolish children (Pr. 22:15).
Eternal destruction if your child does not get saved (Pr. 23:13-14).
Your kids will be in trouble with God (Prov 20:20; 30:17; Jer 32:30)
Your kids will be known by their doings (Prov 20:11)
They will cause grief and misery to you. (Prov 17:25; 19:13)
Is that what you want, parents? Look down the road! Are your kids headed for that conclusion?
Or would you rather consider these:
Your child will be wise (Pr. 29:15).
Your child will be saved from eternal wrath (Pr. 23:13-14).
Your child will not be foolish (Pr. 22:15).
Your child will be obedient and submissive to authority (Pr. 13:1).
Your child will cause you joy (Pr. 10:1;15:20; 23:24-25; 29:17)
Your child will give the you rest (Prov 29:17)
Your child will not be provoked to wrath (Eph 6:4)
Your child will be known by his doings (Prov 20:11)
Your grand-children will be a blessing to you. (Prov 17:6)
Psalm 127:3 Lo,
children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his
reward. Shame on us parents if we don't bring
them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. -
if we don't see the seriousness of training those kids up right! Shame
on us if we don't care what kind of baby sitter 'we are' to HIS kids and
yet we care about what kind of baby sitter we get for 'our' kids when we
want to go out. They
are his kids, for crying out loud!!!!!!!!! They are HIS reward! (
and I don't mean they are little mormon spirit children, either!)
Train up! - NOT raise up! I see that some people have trained their dogs to do anything at one command - they don't have to count to three - they don't have to do anything other than give the command. Yet we can't get kids to sit quietly in church? We can't get them to obey any command the first time it is given. Training takes time - but training also takes 100% effort on the parents part. Note that training does not always mean spanking, etc. It does mean a constant effort! A never ending effort. NEVER ending! Not for a second! As soon as there is a break in training, you go backwards in your progress. This is where the second verse comes in: ... a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. The moment you lax up on your watcful training, your child is left to himself!
No child should be left to himself while here at church. Church people are not your babysitters when you come to church. They should be with you at your side at all times.
I see moms and dads who are too busy with their home projects - parents who are very selfish in doing the things 'they' want to do. The child is often left to himself so the parent can do what they think is more important to get done. NOTHING is more important than training your child. I see parents who are too lazy to be there on top of all the actions of that child - too lazy to be consistent - to afraid to even try - too afraid as they think they might make their child not love them.
Then I see those parents who don't even agree on 'how' to train their
child even though they have the Child Training manual written by God Himself
sitting right there in their own house! Or those parents who will
let the other do the training.
Do they even know the way to train their girl to be a godly woman - hey, do the ladies even know what it even means to be a Godly woman? I don't mean a 'good' lady - a 'righteous' woman - I mean a GODLY woman!
Do they know the way to train their son to be a godly man? What is his purpose in life? What is a godly man? Not a good man - not a righteous man - a GODLY man!
If you don't honestly know these things according to God's words, you had better learn quickly - your kids are counting on you, mom and dad! Hint: Your preacher is very concerned about what he sees, too! And you may think that how you raise your child is not my business, but when you come in here, it IS my business.
You are a KJV Bible believer, amen? If you don't like what God says regarding training your children, then may I suggest you change Bibles - NIV says to Start a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Is that easier? Does that give you more time to do what 'you' want to do. You know, just start the kid and let them go at it on their own from there on? Let them make the choices in life! That is EXACTLY how Satan wants you to raise your child! Those are his very words!
Take your pick - who do you trust with your child?
Who do you want their God to be?
Train them with God or raise them with Satan?
Consider this: How well 'trained' were you as a child of God? Did you go out on your own or did you stick to His words? Did you bring God some shame and reproach? We sure did. Do we still? God had to sacrifice His only begotten Son so that we could have the opportunity to be trained up right! When we don't read the Book, we are out on our own. How well do we do on our own? We can bring shame to God, too.
What are you willing to sacrifice so that YOU will train up your child right? - train your child to love truth and righteousness - train your child to love God and His words - train your child to be obedient - hey, maybe they will obey God better than you do - wouldn't that be great!
It will take a sacrifice! That is a Guarantee!
But you had better hurry. I fear for what I am seeing! Your children are running out of time! That soft moldable cuddly clay hardens faster whent here is no water around, and folks, YOU are their water right now! They need you - they can't do it by themselves!
Put your projects aside - put your fellowship aside. The attack on our children is more wicked and worse than ever before - and more public. There are more hungry wolves after our kids than when we were kids & these wolves have gotten closer to our kids than ever before!
If you don't do it, somebody else will, and believe me, America would
love to have your children! They have them targeted already - talk
to Colin Powell!