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In every generation, most people just want to be able to live normal lives, growing older, marrying, raising children, seeing grandchildren grow up. Most of us want to live in peace and prosperity, and to have government just leave us alone so we can enjoy the years God has given us. We at Cutting Edge are no exception. We are raising families, participating in our economy, and enjoying life to its fullest.
However, we feel the strong hand of the Holy Spirit telling us that these days are not like any other previous generation; we are the generation that will see Jesus Christ, and Antichrist, and the glorious Rapture of the Church. We strongly feel that, in this unique time, we must be about our Father's business and our approach to life and to this ministry must be based upon Biblical principles, not on any ideas conceived by man.
What does the Bible say our approach to this End of the Age should be? Is it a time to laugh or a time to mourn? Is it a time for war or a time for peace? Let us look at this subject, for it has great impact upon our thinking and our entire mental and emotional approach to this matter.
WHY WE KNOW THIS IS TRULY THE END OF THE AGE
In centuries past, people from time to time would look at world events and think they could see the fulfillment of End Time prophecy, and proclaim it to the world. However, in every instance, those who knew their Bibles well would protest that the End of the Age could not yet be happening because the key prophecy of Israel returning to her land had not yet happened. Bible scholars have always correctly considered that the End Times clock would not begin to tick until Israel had returned as a nation to her ancient God-given land.
Consider the key prophecies:
"For behold, in those days and at that time, when I shall reverse the captivity and restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem ..." [Joel 3:1; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Commentary]
"And I will bring back the exiles of My people Israel ... And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be torn up out of their land which I gave them, says the Lord your God." [Amos 9:14-15]
In Matthew 24, our Lord prophesies the utter destruction of the magnificent Temple that was the pride and the heart and soul of Israel [verse 2]. The disciples were completely shocked, for they correctly equated the destruction of the Temple with the destruction of the entire nation. They further equated these twin destructions with the End of the Age, so they asked Jesus to give them THE one sign by which they would know the End Times were approaching.
Jesus gave them many signs, but suddenly, in verse 15, He proclaims the prophecy of Daniel 9:27, where Antichrist walks into the Temple to profane it, and to commit the "abomination which causes desolation". But, wait a minute! We saw the Temple destroyed in verse 2, but where was its reconstruction so necessary for Antichrist to profane it? Further, no Temple reconstruction is possible unless the nation of Israel has been reestablished in the first place. Therefore, Bible scholars have long recognized that Jesus very strongly was implying that, between verses 2 and 15 of Matthew 24, two events had to have occurred: Israel being reestablished as a nation and the Temple being reconstructed. Both events were likened to the gradual, and painful, process of childbirth [verse 8, the "sorrows" of childbirth].
Thus we can go back to Joel 3:1, and put a firm historic date on the fulfillment of this prophecy. "For behold, in those days and at that time, when I shall reverse the captivity and restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem ..." This prophecy was startlingly fulfilled on May 15, 1948, when Israel officially became a nation once again, against all historic odds, after being destroyed by nearly 1,900 years. At this moment, the End Time clock began ticking.
Then, all the other events prophesied in Matthew 24 and elsewhere, could begin occurring. Right on schedule, the nations of the world began to be drawn into the Middle East, just as Joel 3:2-14 foretells. The term, "Valley of Jehoshaphat" is a generic term meaning "Middle East" [Dictionary of the Bible, p. 373]. Therefore, God predicted in verse 2 that He would draw all nations into the Middle East for judgment [verse 2], beginning with the Arabs [verse 4-8]. God's judgment will be in the form of war [verses 9-14]. Right on schedule, the Arabs went to war against Israel -- 1948, 1956, 1967, 1973, and 1981.
Today, war #6 is about to be launched, as tensions between Israel, the Palestinians, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq and possibly Iran, reach new heights daily. Out of this planned war will stride Antichrist, as he promises Israel "peace and safety".
Thus, we can know with great certainty that the world is now living in the End of the Age.
CONDITIONS OF INSTITUTIONS
Since this is the case, then what does the Bible say about the conditions of the various institutions on which civilization depends, and of the unique characteristics of the End Times? Once we understand this segment of the situation, we can more easily see how we genuinely saved Christians need to approach living during this time.
We shall examine the following characteristics of the End of the Age about which we need to be aware:
1. Individual characteristics
The Bible clearly states that not every era of time is necessarily like the eras that preceded it. This doctrine is called, "Dispensationalism", and teaches that God deals differently in the eras in which He is about to work fulfillment of His prophecies. [Romans 2:15; 9:1; 2 Cor 1:12; 4:2]
At the End of the Age, we shall see a very different type of individual. "But wicked men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and leading astray others and being deceived and led astray themselves." [2 Timothy 3:13] In verses 1-8, we see these type of individuals exhibiting certain behaviors: [All Scripture quotations taken from the Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Commentary]
A. Personal character
* "Lovers of self, self-centered"; greedy beyond belief; "abusive, blasphemous, scoffers, disobedient to parents, unholy, ungrateful, and profane" [Verse 2]
* "Without natural affection, callous, inhuman, relentless, loose morally, uncontrolled, fierce, haters of good." [Verse 3];
* "Treacherous, betrayers, rash and inflated with self-conceit; lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements rather than lovers of God." [Verse 4]
B. Personal Integrity and Integrity of Political Leaders
1. Deceivers of highest magnitude: "Be careful that no one misleads you, deceiving you and leading you into error." [Matt 24:3] For the entire 20th Century, our political leaders have masterfully deceived the voting public, carrying out programs to achieve secret goals far different than the goals publicly stated. One of the greatest terrors any citizen faces is the prospect that his own leaders do not have his best interests at heart, but want to do him harm; however, this is exactly the situation facing us today, as the world has been reorganized into 10 super economic states and the key leaders of the world are preparing the world for Antichrist in fulfillment of Revelation 17:17.
2. Churches at the End of the Age
A. Church of the Period is Laodicea
The last Christian Church of the Christian Era is the Church of Laodicea [Revelation 3:14-18]. Jesus Christ had not one good word to say to this church, as it was doing nothing Biblical or correct. He told this church they had the following characteristics for which He was going to bring them into Judgment:
* Church was Lukewarm -- "So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue you out of My mouth!" [Rev 3:16] Jesus will personally reject this church totally.
* Church claimed to be rich, but was really poor -- "For you say, 'I am rich, I have prospered and grown wealthy, and I am in need of nothing." [Rev 3:17] This church will grow mighty in its own estimation, and will feel that it is rich, probably both financially and spiritually. However, Jesus says that this church is "... wretched, pitiable, poor, blind and naked." [Rev 3:17b]
B. Apostasy Foretold
"Let no one deceive or beguile you in any way, for that day [Antichrist appearing] will not come except the apostasy comes first -- that is, unless the predicted great falling away of those who have professed to Christians has come -- and the man of lawlessness (sin) is revealed, who is the son of doom (of perdition)." [2 Thess 2:3-4]
Thus, as we approach the End of the Age, we shall see a "great falling away of those who have professed to be Christians" -- the great Apostasy. This apostasy shall literally open the door for Antichrist to enter by the leadership of the Christian Church. In other words, Christian leaders are the ones who finally make it possible for Antichrist to come on to the world scene. The Christian leaders at the End of the Age are prophesied to be counterfeit, even though they look genuine, sound genuine, and have great numbers of followers.
C. Unprecedented Deceit From Religious Leaders That Leads Church Into Apostasy
* "Holding a form of piety [true religion], but denying and rejecting the power of it" [Verse 5]
* Religion that is based upon leadership of women [Verse 6-7]. It is fulfillment of Bible prophecy when these counterfeit churches bring women into key leadership positions! Do not be deceived.
* Religious leaders hostile to the Truth, rejecting it [Verse 8] -- counterfeit religious leaders.
* "Be careful that no one misleads you, deceiving you and leading you into error." [Matt 24:3]
* "And many false prophets will rise up and deceive and lead many into error." [Matt 24:11]
* "For false Christs and false prophets will arise, and they will show great signs and wonders, so as to deceive and lead astray, if possible, even the elect." [Matt 24:24] Religious deceit will reach levels that are historically unprecedented.
D. Size of the True Church At End of the Age
Over the time of this ministry [1988-Present], I have heard many people tell me that the Bible foretells a last great revival before the return of Jesus Christ. Sadly, when I ask them for a Scripture reference, they are unable to provide one. Still, Charismatic circles teach this false doctrine with all their heart, thus setting their members up for deception by false revivals based on counterfeit occult power, such as the Toronto Blessing, and the Pensecola, Florida, revivals, plus the occult phenomena Holy Laughter and being Slain In The Spirit.
Fortunately, Jesus told us clearly what we were to expect as to the size of the true Christian Church just before the End of the Age -- small -- so small as to be almost not noticeable. Exceptions will exist, of course. We shall have exceptional pastors, teachers, and preachers that will build large churches; and, we shall seeks pockets of people that seem to be uniquely sensitive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.
Still, the overall picture of true Christian Churches will be small, and somewhat bleak.
"... when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?" [Luke 18:8]
In other words, when Jesus Christ returns in the Rapture, the number of true believers shall be so small as to warrant this theoretical statement, "Will I find any faith left on the earth?"
ADDING ALL THE PROPHECIES TOGETHER FOR COMPOSITE PICTURE
When we add all these relevant prophecies together, we can quickly see how relevant they are to the current situation of Christianity today.
We see that we should expect religious leaders to arise that are counterfeit, even showing great signs and wonders so as to deceive, and successfully deceiving many. We see that we should expect the great majority of the members of the Christian Church to be deceived. These counterfeit religious leaders will claim to be working for Jesus Christ, but will in reality be working for Antichrist. Thus, we should expect these leaders to be working for the Kingdom of Antichrist and his goals, even as they claim to their followers to be working for Jesus Christ.
What are the goals of Antichrist? His leaders will be working toward a Global Government, Economy, and Religion. Satan nearly achieved such a global system at the Tower of Babel, as he had a one-world government under Nimrod, a single economy, and a single occult religion, all based on a single language.
God's Plan since the Tower of Babel is to have many different languages, spawning many different cultures and governments, and economies. Religion has also been divided. At the End of the Age, we should see a gathering together of all these three elements, in a huge effort. Today, we are at the time where we have a United Nations that is accumulating more and more power; the economy is more global today than ever before, and religions are joining together under the umbrella of the Ecumenical Movement, spearheaded by the Roman Catholic Pope.
We should see these counterfeit Christian leaders featuring false leaders of other religions on their show, supporting false doctrine under the guise that it is consistent with Christianity. God warned the Jews that they could be deceived by a counterfeit religious prophet into following after other gods [Deuteronomy 18:22]. We are seeing the same thing occurring today.
Thus, we see Pat Robertson using his CBN and 700 Club having New Age leaders like Jeremy Rifkin, Alvin Toffler, Richard Foster, Bruce Larson, Robert Schuller, and Denis Waitley on his show, promoting their occult philosophies and goals. [Constance Cumbey, A Planned Deception , p. 148-9]
Thus, we see Dr. Billy Graham allowing Roman Catholic nuns and priests on his podium during his crusades and telling the audience that, if "you are Roman Catholic, I encourage you to come forward to reaffirm your vows". Or, you see Dr. Graham telling Robert Schuller that men can be saved apart from Jesus Christ. [Read NEWS1141 for full details]
Thus, we see Dr. James Dobson promoting such New Age philosophies as Mother Earth and theistic evolution philosophies, visualization and metaphysics, yoga, and biofeedback. We see Dr. Dobson promoting Pope John Paul II on his show. We see him having New Age guests Norman Cousins, a key occult leader who has direct ties with Luciferians Buckminster Fuller and David Spangler. We see Dr. Dobson promoting Disney's movie, The Lion King, a book which promotes both occultism and homosexuality. We even see Dobson's Focus on the Family give a qualified endorsement of Harry Potter [Read NEWS1383 for full details]
We are very concerned when Dr. Dobson and Dr. Graham are warmly welcomed by the Illuminist political leadership in the White House and on Capitol Hill. We were very concerned when Dr. Graham traveled to the White House during the Gulf War, just prior to the launching of the air attack, to pray with President George Bush. Bush had boldly told the war in August, 1990, that this war was a New World Order war; yet, Dr. Graham lent the power and prestige of his ministry to this Illuminist war.
We see Dr. Dobson so promote Promise Keepers they printed the first book, Seven Promises of a Promise Keeper! Promise Keepers is false to the core, is pro-Catholic, and is uniting men of all religions who name the name of Jesus Christ, even Mormons! [All Dobson facts taken from Dr. Cathy Burns, Little Known Facts About Focus On The Family ]
All the other religions of the world are spawned by Satan, and will have no trouble uniting, except for Christianity. Our Founder, Jesus Christ, threw a real monkey wrench into this global religion when He made statements like:
"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no man cometh to the Father but by Me." [John 14:6]
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law." [Matthew 10:34-5]
How can true Christianity become a part of the global system of religion when it is so divisive and exclusive ? That is a real, huge problem. The answer has been to proceed in stages, beginning at the first of the Twentieth Century. First, Liberal Bible teachers will spawn Liberal pastors who will begin to question key doctrines of the faith, especially the Inerrancy of the Bible, and the Deity of Jesus Christ. These Liberal pastors will then gradually preach and teach only selective Scriptures, leaving out those "nasty" verses that speak of original sin, of Judgment, and of Hell.
Then, after the people in the pews have been fed a steady diet of manmade philosophies instead of Scripture, and have been told that Jesus is all-love and could never send anyone to an eternal Hell, they are ready for the last step: to be united on the basis of what members of various groups can agree upon, rather than only on the Biblical foundation of the entire Truth of Jesus and His Gospel.
Along the way, Christian leaders will arise who seem so genuine, but whose actions lead people away from the exclusivity of genuine Christianity to the larger context of global groups of people who call themselves Christian. Their followers will be so lacking in Biblical doctrine and discernment, they will commit several grievous errors:
1. They will not catch many of the doctrinal problems with actions taken or statements made.
2. They will believe that, if a leader is caught in some doctrinal error, that error should be overlooked in the interest of "Christian unity". These type of people have forgotten Paul's warning in 1 Corinthians 5:6: "[About the condition of your church] your boasting is not good -- indeed, it is most unseemly and entirely out of place. Do you not know that just a little leaven will ferment the whole lump [of dough]?" What was the situation in this church to which the Apostle Paul is directing his ire? The Corinthian Church was refusing to deal properly with a man who had taken his father's wife. The Church felt that, on the basis of Christian love and grace, they could allow this man to still be part of the fellowship of believers. Paul said that "just a little bit of leaven" - of false teaching and toleration of evil -- will ruin the whole lump of dough!
Therefore, we should expect this same situation to occur with the End Times' Christian Church of Laodicea. When church members become aware of a spiritual disaster that is being carried out by certain of their leaders, they will want to turn away from punishment or separation , and just overlook their error.
We certainly see this situation today, don't we? Even though Cutting Edge Ministries and other true ministries, have shed much light on certain ministries who are leading their followers into Biblical error, we hear so many people saying that we are being "too negative" and "too hateful".
Folks, we are seeing a rising tide of spiritual floodwaters that are coming upon the whole earth, just as the Bible predicted. This floodwater is so high and so powerful it is sweeping away the entire unsaved world, and is spiritually deceiving many. Further, this floodwater is filled with moral sewage that is unprecedented in both scope and intensity. And, the floodwaters are attacking every single aspect of our society and the world at large.
When a person is caught up in this type of floodwater, and is trying to avoid drowning in it, what kind of attitude do you think this person should have? Should this type of person try to ignore the situation, and try to be happy throughout it all? Should this person decide to be blissfully ignorant about the whole mess, or should this person try to save themselves first and others secondly?
Should this person shout with his loudest voice to warn those who are not yet caught up in the floodwaters, or who do not realize the mortal danger they are in?
A BRIEF WORD ABOUT POLITICS
Politically, we see all leaders of the earth espousing great and swelling rhetoric about the United Nations, and moving mankind to the point where individual national sovereignty is gone! This is not God's Will, as we see repeatedly since the fall of Nimrod and the Tower of Babel. Mark any political leader "antichristian" who troops up to the U.N. and submits his nation to that organization; satanic writings make it quite clear that the U.N. was established to be the global government The Christ -- Antichrist -- will take control of once he arises. God's Will since Babel has been many nations, none of which shall be allowed to dominate the earth.
Do not be caught up in the swelling rhetoric of any politician; rather, look at his deeds and measure whether he is leading the nation according to God's Will. This Biblical mindset is so important as we move closer to the final appearance of Antichrist. Today, we are being led by President Bush into the arms of the United Nations. A Christian leader with minimal Bible knowledge should recognize the theological disaster inherent in allowing the U.S. to be maneuvered into a United Nations! Because of his occult background in Skull & Bones, Bush is very knowledgeable of the automatic writings of Alice Bailey, as she channels the demon, Master D.K. Listen to this demon tell us of the true nature of the United Nations:
"The atomic bomb does not belong to the three nations who perfected it ... It belongs to the United Nations for use (or rather .. for threatened use) whenever aggressive action on the part of any nation rears its ugly head." [Alice Bailey, "The Externalisation of the Hierarchy", p. 548]
Therefore, why is President Bush so intent upon basing his actions upon United Nations resolutions [NEWS1551]? He knows the plan to hand over all nuclear weapons to Antichrist once he arises. If President Bush is the Christian so many people believe he is, why would he knowingly maneuver us into the U.N.? Counterfeit is the word you must keep in your mind!
DECEPTIVELY NORMAL AND PROSPEROUS SITUATION DECEIVES MANY
In Seminar 1 , we demonstrate that American society is progressing along a path so parallel to that of Old Testament Israel just prior to God's judgment falling through the military power of King Nebuchadnezzar, that your breath will be taken away. We demonstrate that only Israel and America were originally established by its original leaders according to God's Covenant. Israel was established according to God's First Covenant, through Moses, while America was established according to God's Second Covenant, through Jesus Christ.
We prove that current American society is progressing along the same lines as Israel did in her time of apostasy and error, apostasy so great God allowed Nebuchadnezzar to almost annihilate Israel. People have quite forgotten that God began to warn Israel about her persistent sin almost 150 years before He sent Nebuchadnezzar in judgment. People forget that Israel turned on every single prophet God sent them, ignoring their warnings and persecuting them.
Thus, we encourage you to read Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, and Amos with this concept in mind: America is walking down the same path of spiritual apostasy Israel walked down, and America's religious people are refusing to heed the words of gloom uttered by current religious prophets.
But, people have also quite forgotten that, during this time of religious decline, God allowed Israel to become ever-increasingly prosperous ! In fact, when God's indignation had run its course and Nebuchadnezzar was brought in for judgment, Israel was the dominant economic leader of the day. She was the head of the economic world; she was the economic engine that drove the economies of the other nations of that day. Listen to the words of this Bible scholar, as he wrote about the book of Amos:
"Under Uzziah and Jeroboan, Judah and Israel enjoyed unusual prosperity. They were men of administrative ability, were able rulers. Under existing conditions, the predictions of Amos would meet with skeptical regard; he would be looked upon as an alarmist, a pessimist, but in less than fifty years, his announcement of the doom of Israel was fulfilled." [The New Analytical Bible , John A. Dickson Publishing, Chicago, 1964, KJV]
The prophet Jeremiah lamented the disastrous effect that material prosperity was having on people's spiritual discernment and their willingness to listen to negative spiritual admonition. "I spoke to you in your times of prosperity, but you said, I will not listen. This has been your attitude from your youth, you have not obeyed My voice." [Jeremiah 22:21]
The historic fact is that Israel became ever more prosperous even as she became more rebellious against God and was moving down the path to His judgment. To counter the words of God spoken through the Major and Minor Prophets, the false religious leaders of the day pointed to the increasing level of prosperity and said, "God cannot be too upset with us, for otherwise, he would not prosper us at the high level He is prospering us."
These false religious leaders overlooked the fact that Satan can prosper anyone God allows him to, and he can then deceive his victim into believing that God was causing the prosperity. God was allowing Satan to prosper Israel, and the foolish Jews believed the lying words of their apostate religious leaders. Such foolishness cost them their lives and their souls.
FOOLISH ATTITUDES OF THE JEWS DURING THIS OLD TESTAMENT ERA
Since America is following a parallel path Israel trod toward judgment 2,500 years ago, we should pay attention to the things the people were saying then to the true prophets of God. Prepare to be shocked for Americans are saying the same things today, many of them in emails to Cutting Edge.
"Prophesy not to us what is right; speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceitful illusions. Get out of the true way, turn aside out of the path, cease holding up before us the Holy One of Israel." [Isaiah 30:10b-11]. God called such people "rebellious", "faithless", "children who will not hear the law and instruction of the Lord". [Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Commentary]
"You say, 'Do not prophesy against Israel, and drop no statement not complimentary to the house of Isaac'." [Amos 7:16] These blinded religious followers did not want Amos to utter the truth because it was not complimentary to the nation of Israel. The people were tired of Amos' constant negativity, and incessant warnings of the reality of the falseness of their religious leaders and their sins. These people had one eye on the false religious leaders of the day and the other eye on their increasing economic prosperity. They chose to disbelieve God's true Word for them, wanting to believe good things and hear how wonderful they are. They probably also heard that God is only love, and could never really punish anyone.
"And I will set My face against that false worshipper ... the prophet has not been granted permission to give an answer to the hypocritical inquirer, but if the prophet does give the man the answer he desires, thus allowing himself to be a party to the inquirer's sin, I the Lord will see to it that the prophet is deceived in his answer and I will stretch out My hand against him ..." [Ezekiel 14:8-9]
Now let us look at how God was viewing this matter. While His general attitude is apparent from the verses quoted above, I find it highly instructive to see how He instructed His executioners in Ezekiel, Chapter 9. These heavenly executioners actually saw their work carried out by the troops of King Nebuchadnezzar. Each of these six heavenly executioners were carrying a double-bladed ax. But, these fearsome executioners were accompanied by an angel wearing a robe of linen and carrying an ink bottle at his side.
Listen to God's instructions, first to the angel with the ink bottle:
"Go through ... the midst of Jerusalem and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed in the midst of it." God took note of the righteous men and women of the city who were so offended about the sin they saw everywhere around them that they "sighed" and "moaned" and were sorely grieved in their hearts over it all. Since these are verbs of action, we can rest assured that these righteous people sounded a warning to their fellow countrymen, but were ignored.
Then, God instructed the six executioners: "Follow the man with the ink bottle through the city, and smite; let not your eye spare, neither have any pity. Slay outright the virgin, the infant and the women; but do not touch or go near any one on whom is the mark. Begin at my sanctuary." [Ezekiel 9:5-6]
"Begin at my sanctuary ." Israel's national sin began at her sanctuaries, where false religious teachers continually fed the people a counterfeit religious teaching, thus gradually moving their hearts away from the true God and His commandments. Thus, it is quite fitting that, when the time came for God's judgment to fall, He would begin His judgment at the churches. America is on the same path as Israel, except that our counterfeit spiritual leaders are opening the door to the Man of Sin himself, Antichrist, by their false teachings.
God then told the people that they could intentionally blind them to the reality facing them:
"Stop and wonder at this prophecy, if you choose, whether you understand it or not; but soon you will witness the actual event and be confounded -- reluctantly. Blind yourself now if you choose, take your pleasure and riot; then be blinded at the actual occurrence. They are drunk, but not with wine; they stagger, but not from strong drink, but from spiritual stupor." [Isaiah 29:9; Ibid]
Today, America is filled with counterfeit Christian leaders who are teaching counterfeit spiritual doctrines. If a counterfeit bill was made of different material, printed in pink ink, and had Mickey Mouse's picture on it, no one would be fooled. What you would have would be play money, not a true counterfeit.
The true definition of a counterfeit bill is one that looks so much like the real thing that it deceives many people. Today's counterfeit religious leaders are putting forth a message that sounds deceptively true, and it is deceiving many people. Further, too many people falsely believe that their souls and their churches can tolerate a high level of false teaching without suffering any damage. As the Apostle Paul stated, "it takes only a little leaven [false teaching] to ruin the whole lump of dough".
As God looked at His coming judgment of Israel, He rose up special men to warn the people to turn in repentance before the fire of divine judgment fell upon the land. Listen to God's words of instruction to Jeremiah: "But you [Jeremiah], gird up your loins; arise and tell them all that I command you. Do not be dismayed and break down at the sight of their faces .. they shall fight against you ..." [Jeremiah 1:17-19]
God was even more explicit with Ezekiel: "You shall speak My words to them, whether they will hear or refuse to hear ..." [Ezekiel 2:7]
"Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Judah ... If I say to the wicked, 'you shall surely die', and you do not give him warning or speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, the same man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at your hand." [Ezekiel 3:18-19]
Jesus told His people they were to be "wise as serpents and harmless as doves". [Matt 10:16] Speaking specifically to the people living at the End of the Age, Jesus said, "Keep awake then and watch at all time, that is, be discreet, attentive and ready ..." [Luke 21:36; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Commentary]
"Be on your guard (constantly alert) and watch and pray ..." [Mark 13:33; Ibid.]
Cutting Edge Ministries feels such a strong hand of the Lord upon us to sound the warning that the spiritual and political counterfeiters are here, and that the End of the Age is whirling upon us. We see the sword coming, and we are sounding the alarm with all our might. We cannot be silent. We do not mean to be overly negative, but we believe with all our hearts that the time is upon all men to "weep over all the abominations committed in our midst" -- especially the spiritual abominations -- rather than electing to be blissfully ignorant and laughing and dancing [Ecclesiastics 3:4].
We believe this is the Time of the End, and that we Christians who can discern spiritual matters to weep, to mourn, to realize we are fighting the greatest spiritual battle in all of Church history. This is a time of spiritual war, not peace.
Even as Israel's unprecedented material prosperity blinded her to her coming judgment, so America is blinded today for the same reasons. Too many Christians want to be told "smooth things", "deceitful illusions", so they can go about their merry way enjoying the life of ease and prosperity. Meanwhile, judgment whirs ever closer.
Again, we reiterate: if we have offended you by continuously pointing out all the ways in which our society and our world is being assaulted and prepared for Antichrist, we apologize. Our intent was to warn, not to offend by being continuously "negative". Truthfully, I discovered, early in this study, that the subject of End Times fulfillment was so negative that I had to spend time in both judgment chapters and uplifting chapters, every day. We encourage you to do the same, rather than electing to turn your spiritual antennae off because of the continuous negativity.
We created "From A Pastor's Heart" to give you the kind of sermons you could expect from a pulpit, some negative and some positive. The world does not need another ministry that tells its readers how inherently good they are, or how God is all love. The world has plenty of these kinds of ministries. Further, we are not a devotional ministry. We are a ministry that warns people to get off the railroad tracks before the New World Order train runs over them.
Our job description is found in 2 Timothy 4:2-2: "Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency (stand by, be at hand and ready, whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable, whether it is convenient, or inconvenient, whether it be welcome or unwelcome ... convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching." [Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Commentary]
What the world needs is a no-nonsense Christian ministry that can look at the approaching Kingdom of Antichrist in all its ugliness, warning people to get out of it before they are destroyed. If you feel we are too negative, we encourage you to consider that we live in the most negative time in all history, a time when the vast, vast majority of people are being spiritually and politically deceived, without most of them ever being aware of it.
If this type of ministry like Cutting Edge does not exist, then Paul's next warning becomes reality:
"For the time is coming when people will not endure sound and wholesome instruction, but having ears itching for something pleasing and gratifying, they will gather to themselves one teacher after another to a considerable number, chosen to satisfy their own liking and to foster the errors they hold, and will turn aside from hearing the truth, and wander off into myths and man-made fictions." [2 Timothy 4:3-4; Ibid.]
Thus, when we warn you about Dr. Billy Graham and Dr. James Dobson, it is with great love for you and a great concern over the errors they are fostering, that we share with you their apostasy. How you receive such information is between you and Jesus Christ. We have warned you, as a faithful "watchman on the wall". [Ezekiel 3:14-21]
Please stand with us during these troubling times. We need your prayers. We need your support.
God has uniquely equipped us to understand the "dark things" of the Kingdom of Antichrist. We offer a truly unique perspective. We can spot deceptiveness in matters not discernible to the eye not trained in Witchcraft. Please stand with us, helping us to sound the alarm that the sword is approaching
Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, but have been very lukewarm in your spiritual walk with Him, you need to immediately ask Him for forgiveness and for renewal. He will instantly forgive you, and fill your heart with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Then, you need to begin a daily walk of prayer and personal Bible Study.
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as Savior, but have come to realize His reality and the approaching End of the Age, and want to accept His FREE Gift of Eternal Life, you can also do so now, in the privacy of your home. Once you accept Him as Savior, you are spiritually Born Again, and are as assured of Heaven as if you were already there. Then, you can rest assured that the Kingdom of Antichrist will not touch you spiritually.
If you would like to become Born Again, turn to our Salvation Page now.
We hope you have been blessed by this ministry, which seeks to educate and warn people, so that they can see the coming New World Order -- Kingdom of Antichrist -- in their daily news.
Finally, we would love to hear from you.
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God bless you.