Just another seasonal reminder

winterHow do we know its the winter season? Well, simply walk outside and look. There are unmistakable signs all around you. Whether one is an atheist or a sold out Christian there is no denying the signs of the season. The proof is in our own actions. We dress different, drive different, and even change what we talk about. All because we acknowledge the power of the season we are in.

And how do we know that it is the season of Christ’s return? Well, simply look at the world around us. There are unmistakable signs all around you. But something else is out of place.

A telling sign of the season is the spiritual condition of the church. Although it should beon the forefront of heralding the signs of his coming and warning sinners that the doors will close on them unless they repent now, the church is acting as if whole sections of the Bible do not exist. After all, telling people about their sins will spoil all the praise parties, conferences with big name celebrity preachers, staged healing extravaganzas,  well-paid gospel minstrel acts and the home grown, me-centered prosperity cult in the church and pointless “Christian’ tv shows about everything except holiness and righteousness.

Judging by the current climate of church slime, blasphemy, hypocrisy, heresy and sexual immorality there is no Christ and he never said he was coming again. In case you havent noticed they get very, very angry and indignant when the open sins of their heros and idols are rebuked.  We can’t expect the world to know because they are blind, deaf and dumb to spiritual things. But, are we seeing any difference in the church when so called anointed leaders are doing things like this and justifying it?

So, here’s another seasonal reminder.  According to Lifesite News, after homosexuals exposed their genitals and carried profane signs about Christ in their “gay pride” parade,  the Sandown Free Presbyterian Church in Belfast decided to speak up and warn people of the season we are in. When they sought to take out an ad in the paper condemning homosexuality, The British Advertising Standards Authority  (think media CIA) issued a decree banning them from doing so. Note: there is larger story to this.

The reason for the ban? The ASA said the ad would be seriously offensive to some readers.  Take a guess at who those “some readers” would be.  Then compare that “offense” with publicly exposing your genitals in front of whoever happened to be present and you can see that the season is upon us.

Jesus himself (the one whom the gay christian movement tells you said nothing about homosexuality) warned us of the season of his coming and the attendant signs.

And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man:

They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;  but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.  Even thus shall it be in the Day when the Son of Man is revealed. (Luke 17:26-30)

Jesus drew a prophetic line from Noah to Sodom to His return. Prophetic markers of the season we are in. Saints, let no man deceive you. Preach repentance. Lift up your voice like a trumpet and show the “house of Jacob” their sins.  Cry out like Noah that the rain will fall and there will be no rainbows this time, just an all consuming fire. Now, when you hear his voice, dont harden your heart, but repent and be converted.

7 thoughts on “Just another seasonal reminder

  1. Praise the LORD!

    Amen Pastor Foster,
    Brother it is good to hear sound doctrine! You as well as myself and others know…upholding the truth is a lonely and unpopular road right now…but praise GOD, the LORD is with us! I agree wholeheartedly in my spirit with your commentary and the season that we are in right now.

    The greatest enemies of the Cross of the LORD JESUS CHRIST are from within! Its deceived Christians against holy Christians. The American Church is divided…And a divided house will fall!

    What ground has the American Church won in the past 40-50 years? NONE! The strongholds of entertainment and showmanship MUST come down IF…a big IF the American Church as a whole will ever see genuine repentance and revival and sinners being SAVED!

    I am a man of faith but I am also a realist. If 911 did not wake up the American church, what will? I believe prophetically the American church is going to be STRIPPED from head to toe…she will become so mocked and broken, and after much weepingt…that then she, the American church will repent and return to her first love! GOD has started to judge the American Church and HE is going to make public examples of many more! It is just the beginning. We have not seen anything yet! Because right now, the American church has left her FIRST LOVE, the LORD JESUS CHRIST! The American church has many lovers! The world, mammon, fame, fortune, and the list goes on…The Church was never commissioned to be ENTERTAINMENT! The Church was commissioned to bring lost souls to HIM!

    GOD have mercy on us in this hour as a great shaking will come upon us all….Soon!

  2. >>>The American Church is divided…And a divided house will fall! What ground has the American Church won in the past 40-50 years? NONE! The strongholds of entertainment and showmanship MUST come down IF…a big IF the American Church as a whole will ever see genuine repentance and revival and sinners being SAVED!<<<

    EW, I will agree with this wholeheartedly. I will also argue that the American church is a different entity than the Body of Christ. I dont think the body is divided. I say that because of my belief in the church universal (the physical yet unspiritual organization) and the church triumphant (Christ’s faithful body in the earth). Matt 16:18

    I guess thats what keeps my hope sharp.

  3. Thanks Pastor for the witness and for the correction!

    I believe after GOD tears down men’s kingdoms, the denominations…HE did it with the Pharisees and Sadducees…then HE will resurrect HIS Body for an end-time revival. I see the American Church(and its many members) as a modern day Sanhedrin/Pharisees and Sadducees…there were righteous men within that hierarchy…Nicodemus, Joesph of Arimathea, and eventually the Apostle Paul called out of religious system. Right now, the religious system IS IN THE WAY of genuine repentance and then revival!

    So yes, the Body of CHRIST can never be divided. Thanks for the correction and saying it in better words than I do(Smile)!

  4. Yes, that is so true, we can see the changing seasons all around us even within the church.

    Now more than even we need to shout to the world the day of the Lord is here, even at the door.

  5. We certainly do live in strange times. You get high profile public people who profess to be Christian but then openly reject what their church teaches. The secular media loves this kind of stuff because it casts doubt and confusion upon Christianity.

  6. Wow! this is a powerful post. I totally agree that there is something seriously lacking in churches today. There’s some of this stuff I’ve seen on youtube– There’s this minister on their who has a message called “spiritiual ejaculation.” What sacrilegious mess is this? Flesh is at an all-time high in the church and pulpits.

    Something’s missing. I’ve been in the church since my youth, and just at the local level, there’s such a nonchalance and lack of concern about the things that really matter. Like the youth, or anything that would require us to get out there and get souls and then keep souls. Now, people are concerned about efficiency, productivity–church as a business.
    The focus of the Black church has totally changed. It’s not souls and it’s definitely not the Lord’s coming.

    And what puzzles me, is that I keep meeting people whereever I travel, you know, when I try to strike up a conversation about God, who used to be Christian but are not anymore. You grew up in the church all your life and now you’re Buddhist or you don’t believe that there’s one way to God anymore? Talk about the great falling away! Tis’ the season! Right on…

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