I receive persecution by other “believers” almost daily for what I do, because God has called me to preach repentance and Bible Prophecy..and to warn of His imminent return! The below video says it best!
To be called to preach repentance and separation is one of the most difficult messages to deliver. Those of us who have this calling on our lives are persecuted, accused, mocked, and scorned by people who don’t want to hear the truth! Instead, they want the watered down message delivered to their unrepentant ears.
What’s more, they feel those of us who preach the way John the Baptist preached are hateful and wrong, when all we do is preach directly out of the Word of God. We don’t pick out scripture and ignore the rest, because the Bible is a whole living being. Yes! It is alive! It can not be taken out of context, and to do such a thing in order to uphold your own personal deception is a great sin!
If a part of your body was cut off or removed, would the whole body not suffer? How then, can we, as believers, take and remove parts of the living Word of God? For to do this causes great harm to the Body of Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior! There will be less repenting for sin, because truth brings conviction, and conviction brings repentance, and repentance brings salvation! People may never be brought to repentance, a necessary part of our salvation, if they are not convicted!
I hope many of you reading this can see how the enemy, Satan, is using this great perversion of “love” ministering today; he is using it to halt the body of Christ, preventing it from doing that which it was called! To win souls and save them from hell! If someone loves you, do you prefer they lie to you, or tell you the truth? Is it truly love and respect to lie to the one you love? Heavens no!
I’ve been lied to A LOT by people I have loved, and it hurts. When they came forward and told me the truth, I was sometimes hurt by the truth, but it set me free from bondage! The truth is an act of love. If you saw your child about to ingest something poison, would you quickly scream to get their attention, and yank the poison from their hands, explaining to the child they were about to do harm to themselves? Or, would you just stand there and watch them kill themselves?
This is the same spiritually when we do not tell those who are in bondage to the enemy the truth of God’s Word. When we water it down and sit by, saying little to nothing, we are no different from a person who watches a child ingest poison. Friends, this great deception is spirit killing, soul stealing poison! It is toxic!
Hebrews 4:12-13 says:
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
When I think about all of the people who are persecuted, tortured, held hostage, and killed for our Lord Jesus Christ daily, I am ashamed and appalled that we, who still retain many of our freedoms, are so afraid to speak truth for fear of rejection or offense! Shame on those of us who do not obey God in speaking boldly the truth! Shame on those of us who have perverted His Holy Word, or have been deceived by false doctrine! Shame on those of us who have neglected the call on the life of every believer–to go forth ‘boldly’ and proclaim the truth!
You don’t have to be perfect to tell the truth, because none of us will ever be perfect until we are finished with this corrupt body called the flesh. But you are commanded to witness, with love being at the center. We are commanded to correct error when we see it. I am saying nothing here that is not in the Bible. In fact, I urge you to put all commentaries and study guides away and study this in the Bible, because the Bible tells us to study in order to show ourselves approved..a workman who needn’t be ashamed, rightly dividing the truth!
Remember this: soon…very soon…we will all kneel before God and give account for everything. There are things we’re all going to be ashamed for, but let us not be ashamed before God about this.
Here is a passage I find myself having to quote often as of late:
Revelation 3:15-16, I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.