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America has suffered a number of catastrophic events in the last five years stretching from coast to coast and border to border. There have been hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, drought and fires, and as a minister of the Gospel, I see these events as selective judgments from God upon a nation that has embraced sin and mocks God.

This last weekend I was moved by the Holy Spirit to note that the television stations began warning people about severe weather front that stretched from Texas north to Kansas. A local station in Sacramento informed its viewers that they had sent one of their weather forecasters to Oklahoma to watch for possible disasters. During my 37 years in the Sacramento area, I have never seen something like this done and it seemed odd that a local station would send one of their reporters to an area before a disaster had occurred.

When the first reports came in that tornadoes had struck Texas and wiped out a number of small towns, I began to feel that something bigger was going to come and then was a large tornado on May 20th that went through the suburb of Moore, just south of Oklahoma City.

I watched the destruction of a large city and the associated death toll of adults and children with sadness. I heard a pastor on television say that we were in this together and that with faith and hard work we can come out of it. But there was something noticeably missing, this minister never spoke about the need for repentance.

I was especially grieved with Barack Obama’s special announcement to the nation on May 21st. He stepped into the press room with Vice President Joe Biden and Janet Napolitano (Secretary of Department of Homeland Security), who stood quietly while Obama spoke like a child facing an adult crisis and having no solution. He claims to be a Christian but he didn’t ask the American people to seek God and repent of their sins; instead, he asked them to donate money to the Red Cross and spoke about rebuilding the damaged area. I saw a man void of any spiritual discernment and unable to give spiritual and moral leadership to the nation.

 

WHERE ARE THE CHRISTIAN LEADERS?

That night every major television network covered the devastated area from Oklahoma. As I watched the secular media comment on the event, I wondered what the Christian media had to say. It was disappointing to see two different leaders focused on money rather than repentance none of the Christian channels interrupted their programming to address the dire need of our nation. Sadly, there is no real Christian leadership in the United States today since David Wilkerson went to be with the Lord.

WHO AM I?

I am just a pastor/evangelist with an outreach on the Internet but this morning the Holy Spirit moved upon me to speak out and give the American people a message from God that other ministers are unwilling to do.

The prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah were hated by the political leadership in Israel and despised by the people because they were bearers of bad news. However, in looking back some 2,500 years, we know these two prophets heard from God and the kings and the people were wrong.

GOD IS A GOD OF JUDGMENT

The sins of the American people have reached the limit of what God will tolerate. Judgment has begun and the suffering in America is just beginning. The Bible tells us that judgment begins at the house 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?” (1 Peter 4:17)

If you lay out all the natural disasters in the last five years, most of them occurred in what is called the “Bible Belt.” This is the part of America where the Christian faith is supposed to be the strongest, where there is supposedly a church on every corner.

Instead of holding up the Gospel and preaching against sin, many pastors in the Bible belt started to join the Freemasons in the early part of the 20th century, and yes, there are mega-churches in the Bible belt, but not all of them are led by the Holy Spirit. One of the worst offenders is Joel Osteen, who preaches his own gospel to millions of people every week, raking in the money and condemning people to hell by the busload.

Todd Bentley abandoned his wife and children and married the woman with whom he committed adultery. He is back on GOD TV and holding meetings in Lakeland, Florida as if nothing ever happened.

Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) has become a spiritual cesspool, featuring sinning ministers, raking in money by the millions and offering cheap grace. The king in this cesspool is Benny Hinn who continues to proclaim a false gospel and live like a king.

Mega pastor Rick Warren has become so rich that he does not take a salary, content to watch over the destruction of Southern Baptist Churches and other churches who believed his so-called Gospel of marketing.

There are also thousands of pastors addicted to pornography and every week there is another pastor caught molesting a child or having a mistress on the side.

With ministers of this low caliber filling the pulpits of the churches in America, is it any wonder the rank and file Christians are succumbing to the same sins and the divorce rate is so high?

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST HAS FAILED

God is not laying the blame on the unsaved people; rather, it is being laid at the feet of the pastors and the believers in Christ. The sin in America is a repeat of the sins of Israel thousands of years ago.

Hosea 4:1-14

(1)  Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.

(2)  By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

(3)  Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

(4)  Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.

(5)  Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and the prophet also shall fall with thee in the night, and I will destroy thy mother.

(6)  My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

(7)  As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame.

(8)  They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.

(9)  And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings.

(10)  For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the LORD.

(11)  Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.

(12)  My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God.

(13)  They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, because the shadow thereof is good: therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses shall commit adultery.

(14)  I will not punish your daughters when they commit whoredom, nor your spouses when they commit adultery: for themselves are separated with whores, and they sacrifice with harlots: therefore the people that doth not understand shall fall.

The political and judicial leadership in America has removed God, the Bible and prayer from public schools and legalized the murder of babies. They have removed all restraints on homosexuality and are in the process of destroying the covenant of marriage.

This ungodly leadership has opened the doors for the entertainment industry to produce vile programming and bring sexual intercourse to the television screen in every American home. They have taught the children that they are nothing more than evolved animals, provided sex education from the third grade along with making condoms and the after morning abortion pill available to children.  The young people have become conditioned to fornication and drugs.

Medical doctors are cruel when they perform abortions on defenseless little babies. Some are torn into pieces by powerful suction devices and those who make it out alive are stabbed in the skull with scissors and the contents are suctioned out. A Texas abortionist is under indictment for having twisted off the heads of babies that made it out alive. In every case, the bodies of these little human beings are tossed in the trash and incinerated. How is this any different than the Nazi death camps?

The stench of America’s sin has reached the nostril of God. He is furious and has started to judge this nation.

HAS GOD SPOKEN OF JUDGMENT IN THE PAST?

  • The Bible tells us that God will never change. (Isaiah 46:9-11)

  • Jesus will never change. (Hebrew 13:8)

  • There was a time when the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah had reached its limit and then it was time for judgment. (Genesis 18:20-21; 19:13-28)

  • God loved the people of Israel, but when they refused to repent, He showed no mercy to them. (Jeremiah 15:1-7)

  • People are destroyed because of lack of knowledge. (Hosea 4:1-14)

  • God is not sentimental; judgment follows after sin. (Revelation 8:1-13)

  • God not only judges but also sends a famine of His Word. (Amos 8:11-14)

IS THERE ANY HOPE?

The good news is that there is still hope but it depends upon what God’s people will do. Here are the conditions God has set forth:

1.    There must be repentance and a turning away from sins. 2 Chronicles 7:14-15

2.    This repentance must be genuine. Jonah 3:1-10

3.    Repentance begins with one person. Are you willing to search your heart, repent of all sin?

4.    Are you willing to pray for America? Do you have the courage to tell people about Jesus and the judgments falling around us?

“Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” (Revelation 3:17-22)

 


 

HOMELESS

by Darl Dinger – May 12, 2013



Tens thousands of words
yet man cannot tell
of the love of God
nor the torture of hell.

Many books are written
pages untold
of the works of men
or the lures of gold.

Yet our God is patient
with a love untold
He awaits for that soul
be it young or be it old.

Wisdom cries in the street
very few take heed
hurrying on their way
thinking only of their need.

That person sitting on a curb
he sits there alone
perhaps he is thinking
of how to get home.

Yet Jesus is still calling
come to me one and all
I'll forgive your sins
before I close heaven’s door.

I know of your success
and all your failures too
only believe my Word
I'll make room for you.

This earth as you know it
will soon be gone
then many chosen people
will see their new home.

Don't believe all the lies
that you are being told
read the Scriptures yourself
the new and the old.

They speak of Me
and my soon return
listen to my Spirit
it is from Him you will learn.

My Word is pure
It tells you what to do
read it yourself
your life will become new.

I am the good Shepherd
I died for you
through your pain and sorrow
I'll see you through.

I am judging my church
soon I'll judge my flock
so many are scattered
but I ,Jesus Christ, am their rock.

I say one more time
repent of your sins
believe upon Me
and I'll bring you in.

Remember my Words
for they are Spirit life
I'll bring you home
and give you eternal life
no more wandering
nowhere to roam
for I'll have a home prepared
your eternal home.

 


From the Desk of John S. Torell

 

 

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