Our End is
I have been doing my best to convey to you my thoughts respecting the rigors that lie ahead for us Christians. There are many that claim to be Christian but, in truth, are not. Satan himself pretends to be an angel of light but is truly the angel of darkness.
Many that say, ‘I am Christian,’ truly hates you. Others blatantly let it be known that not only do they hate you but would delight in your earthly death. I have more concern for the, ‘so-called Christian,’ as that type, ‘poisons the well,’ making it even more difficult to evangelize to non-believers as they don’t really know what to believe and what to expect. The, ‘blatant hater,’ is more easily dealt with as his/her hatred for you in made known to all.
Matthew 10:22 All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.
The men, women or groups that claim to be Christian are dangerous to us true Christians. They conduct what they say are, ‘religious services, ‘which are Satan’s methods of, ‘brainwashing,’ those who fail to study are find truth.
In the end God will send His angels to sort the true Christians from the false that claim to be Christian.
Matthew 13:49 This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous.
For those that doubt my words, as they accept any that claim to be Christian and are not, I invite the study of the following Scripture:
2 Corinthians 11: 12-13-14-15 And I will keep on doing what I am doing in the things they boast about. 12 And I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about. 13For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.
It is disturbing to learn of some Pastors that I have accepted as true Christians allowing speakers to address their congregations of believers are not Christians themselves. They say, “I am a Christian,” yet ascribe to teachings that are not Christian by any stretch of the imagination. The topics of the subjects they speak on before the congregations they speak to are anything but Christian teachings. These Pastors are not doing what God said to do! “Cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about.”
This direction, directly out of God’s Word, directs a Pastor or any Christian to speak out in denial of a false teaching! I have is situations where I heard, ‘untruth,’ ascribed to as God’s Word.
As a Christian I have accepted God’s direction and His will that I speak only His Word and not the words of my imaginations. When I hear men or women that present themselves as Christians begin to say things that I know to be false teachings I am angered. God forgive me but I think He is angrier that I am and I also think He sees my anger as justified.
Consider a group that calls itself to be Christian yet joyously tells righteous people that, “You are going to hell because you are not one of us.” It is as if they believe that by believing the outlandish imaginations of a, ‘so-called Pastor,’ who has twisted God’s Word to fit his own warped way of thinking, has a grip on God. By that I am saying that that man has placed thoughts in his followers heads that God does what he, the so-called Pastor says, and not His own will! God cannot be led as He is God and no man is nor will ever be.
Romans 16: 17-18 I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. 18 For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.
Allow me to share a single thought that I know to be absolutely true. God is God and no man is! Man cannot tell what God will do as God alone knows what He will do in any situation! All I can do, as a man that He has chosen, is to preach His Word is to be the conduit for His use.
God has His way of doing what He wants when He wants it and has reasons for what He does. He does not tell me what He will be doing at each moment in time but He has given me His, as you might call it, ‘blueprint,’ as my guide. You probably have it yourself. What I am speaking of is our Bibles. In a nutshell, God’s Word is written there and my duty is to edify His Word. Your duty is to spread His Word and to turn a deaf ear to any that twist His Word and replace it with their own imaginations. If the opportunity exists, call out the truth!
Titus 1: 10-13 For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group. 11 They must be silenced, because they are ruining whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach--and that for the sake of dishonest gain. 12 Even one of their own prophets has said, "Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons." 13 This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith
Each and every one of us that truly is Christian has an assurance from God. We will be saved! We will spend an eternity with God and will forever be in His presence. What each of us must realize is that in order to spend eternity with God it is He that will allow that to come to pass. Nothing we do here on earth can earn us that right and we must accept this as fact because God says so.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9not by works, so that no one can boast.
This sermon is titled, ‘Our End is Our Beginning, as truly the end of our lives on this earthly plane is but the beginning of our true life with our Heavenly Father. Gone forever will be the hatred, false teachers, duplicitousness, and woes of this world we know. It is our duty, as Christians, to live the new lives here on earth to set examples for those we seek to share our love of God with.
Matthew 24:13 but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.
I pray that each of you will stand firm, remain in God’s grace, and share time with one another in Paradise , the Light of eternal happiness God has promised to each of His children.
Almighty God, Abba, God of all creation we come to You as we seek the strength that only You can give. That strength is the strength that will allow each of us to stand firm and be strong in the face of the enemies of Christianity. There is no other that can equal Your power and everlasting love. You are our God and we seek Your Mighty Presence.
Please refresh us with Your Holy Spirit and allow us to be possessed with Your love as we Evangelize in Your name. Allow no false teachers to stand before us unchallenged as we speak of Your truths given us in Your Words. Let all that see us be ever aware that You are our God and nothing can distance us from Your love and Salvation.
Father, as our Yahweh Rophe, we ask that You heal the body and spirits of Your sons and daughters that face illness that endangers their earthly lives. If it is You will that any join You in Paradise , we ask that You make their illness bearable and that You be with their loved ones. We pray that Your love will comfort their spirits and be with them in the perilous time. In particular the name of Coy Parker and his wife Doris You know who they are and we ask that You tend to their needs. Though there are many others, Lord, we mention these.
Father, protect our sons and daughters in the military, our elected officials that are true, the judges that rule by Your heavenly will and our police protectors. Protect our nation’s security personnel, our fellow Christians at home and throughout the world and each one of us voicing this prayer.
We pray these things asking You for Your Divine love in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior who is One with You and the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever,
Amen, amen and amen.
Pastor Lee S Gliddon Jr
God's Word Christian Ministry
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