Friday, 1 January 2016

** RESOLVE TO EARNESTLY CONTEND FOR THE FAITH IN 2016! **

"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition."
(2 Thessalonians 2:3)

As in the natural, so in the spiritual - the
demolition of the Faith is well advanced!

As the world careers inexorably closer to the brink of the abyss, here in Wales as all across the face of this punch-drunk planet, 2015 was a year of accelerating apostasy in the professing Church of Jesus Christ. At the very time when the Gospel needs to be proclaimed loudly and soundly to a relentlessly Hell-bound generation, when Bible prophecy concerning the End Times should be shouted from the very rooftops in all its uncompromising certainty, what is the Church doing? It's vigorously tickling itching ears with a man-centred and ego-massaging message that's jam-packed with the doctrines of cackling demons; and rather than warning of a fast approaching Armageddon and of God's wrath and of Judgment, it's busily boasting of a brave new world where it will have itself triumphantly created the Kingdom of God on Earth!

There's no shortage of prophets of course, only ones that aren't false. There's no shortage of shepherds, only ones that feed the sheep rather than their own bellies. There's no shortage of converts, only a dearth of disciples. There's no shortage of those who say they believe in Jesus, only a scarcity of those who believe in the real One. This is the Falling Away, and things are only going to get worse. Much worse. The strong delusion that God solemnly declared in His Word that He would send is already being evidenced on all sides, and it's only going to get stronger as love for the Truth wanes ever weaker. The Great Apostasy is the ultimate harbinger of Antichrist; it is the surest sign of his coming, and so we know without a shadow of doubt that his unveiling cannot now be far distant. And so too the glorious return of the Son! 

"And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, 
and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."
(Luke 21:28)


Thanks be to the Lord that we who are truly His have the assurance of His putting all things under His feet, and of our personal salvation through His immeasurable grace!

MY PLEA AND MY PRAYER IS THAT, IN HIGH EXPECTATION OF OUR SOON REDEMPTION, WE WILL RESOLVE THAT 2016 WILL SEE US BEING FAITHFUL TO OUR CALLING IN CHRIST, AND EARNESTLY CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH WHICH WAS ONCE AND FOR ALL TIME DELIVERED TO HIS SAINTS. 

SO HOW ABOUT IT, GUYS? GOD HAS ALWAYS JEALOUSLY RESERVED TO HIMSELF A DETERMINED REMNANT BAND OF BELIEVERS WHO HAVE NOT BOWED THE KNEE TO BAAL. WILL YOU BE COUNTED IN THAT UNSHAKABLE NUMBER? THERE ARE ONLY TWO CHOICES: TO STAND ON THE ROCK, OR TO SINK IN THE SAND. WHICH IS IT TO BE?


 

"Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand."
(Ephesians 6:13)

8 comments:

  1. History repeats itself because the same spirit is behind it and its the spirit the world and sadly much of the so called church is in tune with, the spirit of anti Christ rather than the spirit of Christ. When the sword of Islam was pillaging its way across the middle east towards Constantinople, the clergy were more concerned about what colour eyes the virgin had and how many angels could dance on the head of a pin. has anything changed? The Lord will say to many professing Christians 'away with you, I know you not' despite their protesting about what they have allegedly done for the lord. The Lord has a remnant whom have not bowed the knee to baal and we must draw closer than ever to Jesus and store His word in our heart before they confiscate it. I personally believe that we will see an increase in judgements upon the earth while at the same time because of that many will switch on and call upon His name and be saved. Love your enemies, pray for the lost and if your going to start a ministry, don't name it after yourself.

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    1. Hi Tommy, and thank you for these most pertinent observations. History indeed repeats itself! As it is written:

      "The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9)

      Every blessing to you in 2016!
      In Jesus,
      Rob.

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    2. A blessed 2016 to you Rob, and to your family! Hope to be in touch more this year.
      Ruth of Exeter

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    3. Hi Ruth! How good to hear from you!

      I tried emailing you a little while back, but I'm not sure it got through. If you have a moment, could you possibly send me a quick email to watchman4wales@yahoo.co.uk simply to confirm your email address? I'd love to know how you're doing down in darkest Devon!

      Every blessing to you in this New Year, my good friend!
      Best wishes in Jesus,
      Rob.

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  2. Thanks again Rob for making us aware of these things. I look forward to your blogs in 2016. Sadly many professing Christians will believe almost anything today from false ministers and ministries. As we know Jesus said many times that we would be hated for his namesake yet the world accepts another Jesus. Happy New Year Rob, keep contending for the faith, much blessings ��

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    1. Hi Preacher Man!

      Thank you so much for your encouragement! I just try to do what I know I have to do...

      The primary warning of the end of the age: "Take heed that no man deceive you!" Not too many are heeding the Lord's urging... so many prefer deception to reality...

      A happy New Year to you and yours from me and mine!
      Best wishes in Jesus - the REAL One!
      Rob.

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  3. Wow you have no idea how helpful this has been to me. Ever since my wife discovered Youtube and the garbage available on it, she has totally gone down this path, no holds barred. Once an avid banging on b.a. Christian, now Yahushua is no more than a great light to lead the way, but not the Yahushua of the Scripture.

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    1. Hi! I'm so pleased to hear that you found this helpful. And so sad to hear that your wife has been seduced by the false teachings which are sucking so very many people in. Such a thing is heartbreaking indeed. May the Lord gently speak to her, and guide her back into the safety of His fold, well away from the ravening wolves!

      Thanks so much for writing in; it encourages me greatly to know that people are being touched by an article such as this!

      Keep contending, brother!
      Very best wishes in Jesus,
      Rob.

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