Business as usual has proven to be a colossal failure. The massive mega churches in the Golden State—with their tens of millions of dollars—have not made a dent in the greatest moral meltdown in California’s history.
California is just 24 hours away from a law—California Assembly Bill 2943—that can forever change how Christians will be treated in this state. It could also, easily lead to banning Bibles.
Have you seen any organized protest? Do you hear many mega church pastor call for action on the final Sunday before the Senators vote? My guess is not much. I did get wind of a common theme: We don’t need to do anything because the gates of hell would not prevail against us.”
Such arrogance has taken its toll on believers. One lady—influenced by this thinking—said this on our Facebook page: “the Church is awake and powerful in California.” A brother responded, “Then why is California going to hell in a hand basket?”
Which begs a bigger question: why did the gates of hell prevail in so many places…even inside some churches? Look at these verses again to see why:
Matthew 16:18 “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
Jesus said: “I will build.” There are two kinds of churches: The one He is building, and the one man is building. Can anyone deny California is overrun by man made religious empires?
Yes, they look right on the outside, and they are Christian, but they are disconnected from the life of Christ. Jesus said, “I am the vine; you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.” -John 15: 5,6
Christ will build something through the preacher who abides in Him. But relying on a fad growth model cuts them off of from the life of God. Cut branches don’t dry up instantly—man made churches can thrive for a season on leadership skills and marketing talent. Human powered religious centers are sustainable until the right crisis arrives.
There is a devastating cost to these manufactured churches—and they anger God. He is angry that they have dulled the Body’s natural ability to sense danger. He is enraged that they kept his sheep from preparing for the moral landslide in California.
It grieves the Holy Spirit that they not only remained silent about wickedness, they actually opposed those who tried to obey God. Heaven is screaming at their guilt! Just when they needed to drive back demonic power, and catalyze moral awakening…they instead, tacitly approved of the wickedness.
The guilty know who they are. They knew it the first time they told a saint they couldn’t raise their hands in worship. They knew it when they began banning gifts of power, living by the clock, and leaving out Bible turths.
Now the Lord is signaling that a storm is coming. To set the record straight and to bring revival, God must expose their false foundations. This breaks my heart. It makes me weep.
Jesus warned about these storms: “But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”- Matthew 7: 26,27
Think of it as mercy if God brings your house down. At least your folly is revealed and you can repent before you stand before God.
If God turns you over and allows your charade to go on, that would be the worst. In this case, your empire becomes a trophy of hell. Millions of dollars are nothing to Satan to subsidize a factory of false faith and synthetic Christians. At that point, God will see no difference between you, Hollywood, Godless liberals, or even the porn industry. To Him you’re doing equal damage.
My prayer is that this gets to compromised preachers in time. I know some of them. They know what they are doing is not right…that’s why they suffer greatly. They harbor tremendous guilt, loneliness, and emptiness.
Frances Chan is an example of a man who would not compromise—he pastored a mega church in Simi Valley. Something profound gripped him. To the utter shock of almost everyone, he left all to begin a highly effective discipleship work in the Tenderloin area of San Francisco (an area I know well from ministering on those streets.) God filled his hunger for the life of Jesus to flow through him.
I am not saying every pastor has to leave their church. I am saying that worshiping size, prestige, and celebrity above the moving of the Holy Spirit has been total disaster for California. God has declared an end because there is too much at stake.
Now that Sacramento is out of the closet and is declaring war on His Church…God will not wait for you any longer. This could be a final warning. God is directing these scriptures to lukewarm leaders and lukewarm churches in California:
Revelations 3: 4 “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write,
‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: 15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. 17 Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— 18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” Amen.
Comey and Mueller are the tip of the iceberg. They are small fish in a much bigger tank. Before we get to that, here’s a quick refresher on what brought us to this point:
Comey breaks the law to save Hillary. Realizing his cover is blown—at the last minute—he reopens the investigation. Trump wins. Comey, Mueller and the deep state—who worked to prevent Trump’s election—pivot to run Trump out of office.
Comey is fired. Both sides agreed he needed to be fired until Trump did it. Comey takes the next step in the game plan. He leaks lies about Trump to the media so that the prechosen Mueller—his friend, and fellow Trump hater—gets in as special prosecutor. The needed witch hunt begins. The Russian collusion fairy tales lives on without accountability. This soap opera is wearing thin on Americans.
The multi-headed monster brainwashes a majority of millennials to believe the values we have honored for thousands of years suddenly are racist, sexist, and must be eradicated.
Mobs scream at conservatives. Professors invent micro-aggressions, cultural appropriation, and safe places. Suddenly, victims are everywhere and statutes must be torn down, careers destroyed, insane boycotts enforced, and every crisis must be seized to advance the lie.
They doctor research to create pseudo-sciences about gender, weather, and equality. Borders are destroyed to fatten the voter rolls of the left. Because the end justifies the means, the collateral damage doesn’t matter. Only, now, this cynical viewpoint is losing its hold.
This is war. They don’t have to tell the truth, they can ruin lives with lies, they can even justify the murder of innocent Americans. This too is becoming outrageous to many who were on the fence.
Social media, news media, and the Democratic Party are only some of the arms of this monster.
The goal to wipe out Judeo-Christian influence in America is now painfully clear to more Americans. The left is desperate to remove the last firewall against their revolution. Marriage, parental rights, guns, and civil discourse all must go or they have no hope of winning.
But things are not going according to their plan. Something unexpected has happened. They are forced to expose their true colors and their true target before they were ready. Satan is overplaying his hand. Conservatives and Christians are no longer the only ones who are disgusted.
Here is an example: Jimmy Kimmel asked Roseanne Barr, who now supports Trump, why she had changed. She said, “I haven’t changed, it’s all of you who have gone wacko left.” Oops there it is.
A city worker walks into a Motorcycle shop and fines it for flying military flags. A veteran who was shot three times in combat protested. The city worker looked at the veteran and said, “you did nothing for our country.” The video went viral and the city totally backed down and rejected the worker.
Another thing that wasn’t supposed to happen was a creative writing professor at California State University at Fresno who said this about Barbara Bush right after her death:
“Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal,” When people were outraged she said, “this is what it’s like to be an Arab American Muslim American woman with some clout online expressing an opinion. Look at the racists going crazy in my mentions right now,” she tweeted.
The writer taunted those attacking her, said she was a tenured professor who makes $100,000 a year. “I will never be fired,” she tweeted. The university said, “oh yes we can.” I don’t believe this woman meant to melt down and manifest this demon. I believe this extremism is a sign that evil is being driven to extremes.
The left quickly disavowed her but it’s too late. The all too common hatred of the left is out of the bag. The backlash against her was swift and overwhelming.
We who are filled with the Holy Spirit have a unique advantage and responsibility. We understand demonic activity. The entire strategy against our freedom is demonic. These cracks in the armor of the monster are a sign of answered prayer. It shows us that our stand against the powers of darkness is working.
The masters of the left don’t want you to realize why Trump is still so popular. And why Obama, Hillary Clinton, Jerry Brown, and CNN look more and more crazy every day.
We are seeking God for revival. That is forcing the left to be more extreme and obvious than they want to be. I am not saying this is going to be an easy battle or that it won’t get worse. What I am saying is this rush to extremism is a sign we can’t ignore.
Time for us to come into unity. Time for us to increase our prayers. Time to expect a gigantic implosion of the war against our freedom. The war is against us…but if God be for us who can be against us?
Every day since my injury I have written an original blog. It’s one way I make the devil pay for attacking me. This the is one I have been waiting to post. But there’s a catch.
The catch is not a lot of people read about this subject. This should not surprise us. Since this is the most powerful way to stop Lucifer, he is trying to bury its very existence. So, if no one wants to hear it, then what made me go ahead and write it? You did.
I have been profoundly moved and encouraged by the growing hunger for the deep things of God in our readers. So what is the most important thing?
To get our answer we must first reach a conclusion about America. Arthur Matthew said, “The central influences of life are being taken over by men from the bottom levels of society in contrast to earlier generations. God’s authority in society is mediated from the top in the punishing of evil and the rewarding of good. But when control is taken over by the men at the bottom, we may be sure that the devil is in it.”
Satan is behind the marches, the media bias, the deepening immorality. The men from the bottom of levels have seized this moment to erase Judeo-Christian values. All of it—taking the guns, destroying marriage, voter fraud, abortion, open borders, are just ploys to bring America under the control of demonic power.
Yes, I am a political conservative. I comment on all those subjects. But I know that ultimately, I must deliver a direct blow to Satan and his minions, by the power of the Holy Spirit, or I will never see America set free. The crisis is the church doesn’t know how to do this.
We wrestle not with flesh and blood but with principalities and powers. Sadly, the church hardly wrestles at all. You know that most Christians around you have no clue how to oppose or pray down the powers that control our culture. I hope you want to learn how—because that my friend is the most important thing I have learned.
Many have come to rely on this blog for different reasons. I am convinced that the greatest service this blog can provide is only now beginning to appear.
It came as I was angry and frustrated spending so much time on my back. I felt helpless to doing anything important—I needed to get back in the battle. The Holy Spirit said I could do the most important thing I have ever done—right here in this room.
I could remove demonic barriers. I could disrupt evil plans from my room. But strongholds and barriers are not removed by God’s omnipotence until the believer takes the initiative and stands his ground in the heavenly places to engage the powers of evil that are causing our national perversion—the forces that are causing all the misery in our culture.
Those who can take their stand between heaven and hell and pray—not like we are praying now, but praying with the full realization of the Cross, and the victory Jesus won there.
Arthur Matthew describes it this way: “they take their position in Christ in the heavenlies and wrestle with and withstand the powers of evil that are manipulating the willing puppets on the streets.”
The kind of resistance that drives Satan back—that cuts off the supply of his puppets here on earth—brings into confusion those who would do us harm, cannot be done arrogantly.
Listen to more of Matthews:
Such resistance against supernatural powers is not done boastfully or presumptuously, but humbly as befits those who realize that they have no might in themselves and t they owe everything to the grace and power of God. The exercise is not a call for self-advertisement as some would make it. It is the ordained function of those who are in Christ and, I think we should add, of those who are filled with the Spirit. God does not commission men not filled with the Spirit to fight his battles. Paul was filled with the Holy Spirit when he confronted Elymas the sorcerer and exposed the devil’s attack and defeated him (Acts 13:9). It is not to be passed over that the command to be filled with the Spirit comes in the context of the Christian’s walk on earth and his warfare in the heavenlies.
I am learning to cut off the devil’s power through prayer—prayer in a new and living way for America. I believe that this is what you crave and together we can unleash this great power of prevailing prayer right now.
Democratic leaders already know. It is foolish to bet against Trump. The FBI found out conspiring against the President backfires. The media went for ratings by bashing Trump only to lose those ratings and their credibility. Mueller’s witch-hunt investigation is flaming out as political disaster.
Comey says his new book will do Trump in. Instead, it will be spit balls at a battleship.
CBS believes it has the silver bullet to kill Trump. They gleefully believe that an interview with a porn star this Sunday night is the end of Trump. Come Monday, they will join a long list of disappointed Trump haters whose weapons did not prosper.
The endless slander—the constant dredging up of scandal—the blatant lies are utterly disgraceful and should be condemned by every freedom-loving American. Here’s the thing…none of it is going to work.
He has been called every vile name there is and it bounces off. He has been insulted more vilely anyone and he just shakes it off and moves on.
Trump will survive. Not because he’s perfect. Not because his base is fiercely loyal. He will survive even though he is hard for some Christians to take. Bless your heart, I think you probably just never met someone from New York.
He is here by divine appointment. Can you hear heads exploding? Yes, you heard me right—he is here because God set him in the White House. And as my friends in Lubbock say, “there ain’t nuthin you can do about it.”
He is here to wreck and dismantle. He is here to here to apply strong medicine to a self-destructive nation.
Nothing else explains why he is still standing after the cruelest and most unrelenting attack on any leader in America leader in history. More importantly, nothing else explains why none of this has broken his spirit. Deal with it. Someone way bigger than you and me wants him right where he is doing just what he is doing.
Many church going folk don’t like Trump. They can’t imagine God using him. Habakkuk felt the same way. When God told him that Babylon would be an instrument of divine work he couldn’t fathom it. Here is what the Habakkuk 1 says, “ 5 “Look at the nations and watch—and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told. 6 I am raising up the Babylonians,that ruthless and impetuous people…
Ruthless and impetuous describes Trump. Nevertheless, he is here until he fulfills his purpose. To all you intercessors who cried out for a national miracle—you got it. Its just a much rougher package than you imagined.
But what is Trump here to do? Now here comes the chilling answer: Trump is buying time for the sleeping church to wake up and do her job. Trump is a divine stop-gap that appeared out of mercy.
Nothing could be worse than for us to waste this miracle. Nothing could be more grieving to God than for the American church to be ungrateful for a man—a rough customer to be sure—who is taking the hits for standing for all the values that we love and that the left hates.
Remember the horror you felt when you thought Hillary might be president? Save that feeling, you’ll likely need it this November. Up until today I could say Republicans had an edge for the midterms because of money and the victories Trump has won. Now, I can’t say that.
An old familiar virus is infecting the church. It is removing the sense of urgency that got Trump Elected. It is bringing back failed ideas that sidelined the church in two disastrous presidential elections.
In 2008 we were warned what Barack Obama would do. Pastors didn’t think it was right to get involved in politics. On top of that, millions of Christians, with a murky understanding of the Bible voted for him. Those fallacies are back in the church.
Obama ended up being far worse than we could have imagined. The vast machinery of the left that he set in place is still dismantling our freedom. How soon we forget the price of apathy.
By taking the House and the Senate, the left can do as much damage as having Hillary in the White House. The first thing they will do is impeach Donald Trump. While it will take more than impeachment to remove him from office—they will move to do that next.
Before you write me off as an alarmist let me ask some simple questions?
Do you see Christian Leaders trying to rally the church to stop leftist candidates? Think about what everyone is preaching right now. Do you hear anything about the looming threat to our freedom and our children’s? My guess is that you don’t.
Do you notice how many in the church are apathetic because they think that Trump’s victory is the only real victory we need? They are blissfully ignorant of the need for a whole new effort to organize and defeat the coming threat.
Do you realize that there is only one thing you need to know to vote in the midterm election? It goes beyond the fact that they want to take away the second amendment, they would to return to the deficits and government regulations that were strangling our economy and they would go back to the foreign policy that endangered us.
Here is the one thing you must remember: The Democratic Party has declared war on Christianity. Think about it…
Who bankrupted Christian bakers? Who devastated the Little Sisters of the Poor? Who told our chaplains not to mention Christ to our soldiers? Who told pastors they would lose their tax exemption if they told their congregations how to vote? Who put Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s nonprofit status in suspense for telling voters to vote their conscience? Who booed God and Israel at their convention? Who changed marriage? Who made your children go to schools with transgender bathrooms?
(Check out my blog on how Obama was the most Biblically hostile President in history) https://wp.me/p1vrzp-3DQ
You are about to see the vilest campaign in American history. The left will divest itself of all decency. There will be a billion dollars burned on a propaganda campaign to label anyone who supports Trump or Republicans as racist, sexist, homophobic, and mentally challenged.
Christians are just not prepared—at least not yet—to stand against this wicked assault.At this moment, an old lie is resurfacing—it is the idea that to be sweet Christians we must not take stands that make us look bad.
The other lie is the one that says since God is sovereign and omnipotent we should just trust the outcome of November.
The Word of God shows us that God has chosen to use prayer, repentance, and obedience. 2 Chronicles 7:14 begins with “if my people.” That proves it is on us.
Between now and November I will be doing everything God tells me to warn and provoke the church to action.
We denied the devil existed. What happens when you deny the existence of Satan? You wipe out the meaning of the armor of God and the sword of the Spirit. You lose your identity as a soldier of Christ. The gifts of the Spirit— “mighty to the tearing down of strongholds”—lose all meaning.
I wondered why leading pastors never confronted the evil Obama did to the church. I assumed they felt it wrong for preachers to entangle themselves in partisan politics. Today I know better.
Their issue is with confrontation itself. They hate confrontation. They refuse to believe we locked in a battle with evil. It oozes out of everything they preach.
For them, the enemy is low self-esteem not Satan. They focus on happiness and career satisfaction. Mario, what is wrong with that? Nothing, except it cuts against the grain of everything Jesus taught.
He said “but seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.” –Matthew 6:33. The unmistakable mantra of the stylish American Church is to “seek all these things.”
When the top selling Christian books of the last several years don’t mention Satan it exposes the appetites of this generation of Christians. It explains how we lost more ground to Satan, in less time, than at any other Christians in history.
And with all due respect, the teachings of these pastors actually make a purpose driven life impossible. 1 John 3:8 says, “for this purpose was the Son of God revealed, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” If you are not engaged in war against evil, you are denying Christ’s purpose. If you deny His purpose, how can you say you found yours?
Denying we are soldiers in a war destroys our capacity for sacrifice and obedience. We try to create heaven on earth and have our reward here. Instead of being in warfare, Christians are on welfare. They believe there is no work to be done, or struggle to endure, or enemy to resist. We didn’t just lose the war for our nation’s soul, we forfeited. We never even showed up.
How do we reverse this curse?
You have to separate yourself from the Christian happy hour. Explode the myth that there’s a happy life for those who deny we are in a war. What you will not read in any of those books is the disasters of so many who tried Disneyland Christianity.
Believing you can leave Satan alone and he will leave you alone, is like believing the bull will not charge because you are a vegetarian. Accepting Christ made you a target. Satan hates you and means you great harm. Ready or not…here he comes.
You must pick up a weapon. Gun control is not just a liberal cause. There is spiritual gun control in the church. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 12: 1 “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant.” The soldier who is not firing at the enemy is taken out first. All nine gifts are weapons.
Remember, you have the only faith designed for living behind enemy lines. Every other religion in the world makes allowance for escape. Not so the Christian faith. Jesus said in 17:15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.”
Safety is not in denying war but in fully embracing it. Jesus is called the Captain of our salvation. He leads only to victory. When you—through Christ—declare war on the devil, you instantly gain the backing of all of heaven. On the other hand, when you live the Christian life for yourself, you also live it by yourself.
Don’t disrespect Satan by fighting him on your own initiative: Spirit-filled Christians especially are guilty of downplaying the devil’s power. The insult him and trash talk him not realizing they are not protected from shenanigans. Jude 1:9 says, “Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”
Driving back the forces of the enemy in our culture will require more than hot flashes, cold chills, or the brush of angel’s wings. We can’t win unless our warfare is born in God, led by the Holy Spirit, and Bible based.
Arthur Matthews said, “Victories over the devil are not won by having a Bible and knowing some of it. Nor are they won by resolutions and good intent. It takes the Sword of the Spirit, God’s specific utterance, thrust at the enemy in the power of the controlling Holy Spirit with an unashamed “It is written” and “Thus saith the Lord.”
I say this last part out of a broken heart and with tears: God help you ministers who weakened millions Christians off the battlefield at America’s darkest hour. You hastened the spread of evil in America. You stood there basking in the adulation. You could have fielded an army but chose instead to send the sheep home grinning under the glow of false hope and undetected apathy. You had two messages. Your heart told you which was God, and your mind said which one would bring success—success that will mean nothing if the church in America is driven underground.
The good news is that God is looking for a few good men and women. He can take a nation back with a handful of sold out, rightly fitted soldiers. Time to sing “there’s an army rising up—not with wispy emotion—but life and death conviction.