When The Bottom Falls Your Boat
If God were speaking to you today, would you hear him? Will you heed the gentle pleadings of the Holy Spirit? Or wil God have to take the bottom out of your boat and leave you to bobble in the water while out in the deep seas of todays deceptive world before you begin to listen to what he is telling you? What are you going to do when the bottom falls out of your boat because you failed to heed the word of the Lord?

Many American Christians are not heeding God. They are playing a game of "Plastic Christianity" and doing all in their power to live the American dream. Christ runs a distant second in their list of priorities. They make a lot of noise about how they love God while they sit in Church, but their daily lives belie their true love. It is for the things of this world and the pleasures of this life.

When God sends people along who are truly different than the world, these plastic Christians reject the true man of God because they do not emanate those material (big house nice car, expensive clothes) and sexual trappings (good looks, pretty face, blond hair, cuteness in a bathing suit) that marks them as worldly successes. In short, these false believers want to be loved by the world. As a Christian do you know how I know when I am walking right with God? When lost souls ask me why so-and-so (who is an unrepentant adulterer and drunkard) doesn't like me or Joey Smith who is a drug addict and unrepentant liar 'doesn't like to be around me'. When I hear this, I know I am in the right company... away from them. It is not that I preach and start 'bible thumping' to these kinds of people but having walked with Christ a long time, I know that there is often an unseen deep, spiritual factor in these kinds of things. Like a magnet with a north pole and south pole you cannot see the magnetic activity other than in the attraction and repulsion of the magnetic currents.  The devils children usually (unless God is dealing with their hearts) are not going to want to spend time much around a true child of God. They will often mock and even blaspheme God when the man or woman of God leaves the room and snicker behind their back as many have done with me. They mock and laugh at me because I am dedicated to Jesus Christ. They are dedicated to the prince of this world and serve him and his kingdom and receive his financial rewards for doing so. Such service requires that in order to save face with other servants of mammon (to keep the money flowing), they have to 'join in' and mock real Christians and talk about them behind their backs, so they are not considered 'like' the true man of God to other children of darkness.

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
(Mat 25:40)

Do you know what a true Born Again believer is? He is an ambassador. What happens when a king sends an ambassador and is insulted? The injured party often seeks redress and even can start a war. When you mock an ambassador, you mock the king who sent him. The very few of us here in America who are truly born again and are walking in the light and are acting as ambassadors for Christ.

For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
(Eph 6:20)

Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
(2Co 5:20)

But me? I will serve Christ and not be ashamed of the gospel. These lost souls who hate God and love to make sport of Christ's servants while faking Christian conversion, what are they but another future resident of hell.

But nominal Christians are hardly any better. They may not mock and blaspheme but they would much rather spend time with worldly people who can help them gain more of the American dream rather than with time with those who can help them gain entry into the Kingdom of God. No, in truth the spirit they love is the Spirit of this world, which is the devil.

Over and over again I have seen this spirit. What did Christ say? As usual he makes no room for re-interpretation. He is crystal clear. He words show up the FALSE CHRISTIANITY out there in the west for what it really is.

If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
(Joh 15:18)

Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
(1Jo 3:13)

Why is false Christianity increasingly loved by the world, its Global institutions and is even now a place where the President goes and makes his political show of religiousness? Because the world loves this kind of Christianity because it is not of God  but of its true spiritual father, the devil. Why is fundamental Christianity being mocked and derided the world over, its servants often killed and slaughtered? Because the world hates Christ's  true people who have been born from above and share the divine inheritance. Our lives and doctrine testify of the world that its deeds are evil.

The false Christian leaders? We have had a major Global 'christian' leader Archbishop Tutu say he wants to go to hell if God does not allow gay marriage! So I say to each of you, be most careful about Christian leaders who are given key awards and Nobel Prizes by this evil world system. Those who 'pick' the winners are often have an agenda that runs 180 degrees opposite than God's.  Do you know how I look at the Nobel Peace Prize? I see it as the Satanic Service Prize. Henry Kissinger (mass murderer), Yassir Arafat (terrorist) won and evenHitler was nominated!! Serve the devil and get his 'peace prize' so in the future, consider these things about Nobel Laureates and weather you wish to accept it or not, there is a very, very 'swastika inspired' agenda behind these things, unseen to those who are not looking and do not know what to look for.

The satanic gospel testifies that sin is good and should be blessed, not rebuked by the Church - a doctrine only Satan's ministers preach.

The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
(Joh 7:7)

Why are fake Churches loved of the world? Because they do not testify that the works of this world are evil. Therefore the world loves them and gives them space in the media and Presidential inaugurals as well as Nobel Peace Prizes.

More and more Christians are confused by the world and the goings on in the 'church' and become confused about sound doctrine and enticed by the devils promises, lies and illusions.

For many a time of great trial and testing will come.  I suspect it will come in many a life here in the US when their material possessions are taken from them when they lose their jobs and cannot make the payments on the stuff they already (think) they own. I think God is going to look out for those who are serving him in spirit and in truth if we heed him now (and learn to downsize and live humbly) and let the the fake ones flounder in poverty for a few years until they learn to either serve and truly trust God or stop making pretenses about it and flock to their first love, the devil. Christ wants us either hot or cold.

For many they will simply fall away. They will cease to believe God and run after the devil and the dollar bill. For others, they will re-examine their lives and allow themselves to be re-directed by God, in humble faith. I think this process has already started, but has not begun in earnest in much of the western world.

So I ask all of the Lukewarm out there about the coming trails that shall come upon the earth - what are you going to do if the bottom falls out of your boat? Will you listen to Christ who tells you to leave all of your belongings behind grab hold of his hand or will you hold on to your trinkets and sink with them? Which do you love more?

We will find out when the bottom falls out of the bottom of the boats of millions of nominal Christians. My hope is that they emulate Job, who even though he was living right (unlike so many Christians today) he continued on with his love and service to God in the midst of his very great trial.

Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.  - (Job 1:20-22)

In the end God doubly blessed Job when his trial was over. It is my hope that this will be the attitude of many Christians when the bottom falls out of their boat. That they get back to the basics, and press on towards Christ Jesus and lay hold of eternal life embodied in his person and work and look upon the trappings of this world as dung recently fallen out of the south end of a bull.

But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
(Phi 3:7-9)

Let us get a spiritual clue, understand what is important and what is crap in our lives. Put Christ first, obey his voice and you shall never be moved.

What we need is some Christians who will stand up...

In Defense OF Fundamentalism
In today's morass of moral relativism the word fundamentalism has become a bad word. God gives us some commands to follow, some fundamental things to do and not to do and some non-Christians as well as some false ones call this a bad thing. They criticize not only the rules and commandments Christ laid down, but by extension the maker of the rules as well, that being God. Fundamentalism is merely holding to fundamental beliefs. That Christ died, was raised from the dead will judge the living and the dead according to the word Christ gave to mankind in the Gospels. Christ who was the living embodiment of God in the flesh. Yet to hear some speak, fundamentalism is a bad thing. What are they really saying? That God should not be taken at his word, that he is a liar and will not keep his promises to both reward and punish mankind according to their deeds. Basic fundamental truths of scripture.

It is in a world where the devil is doing all in his power to destroy the simple morality and truths that Christ taught to his apostles that we find such thinking. What saith the scriptures?

 Beloved, while I was giving all diligence to write unto you of our common salvation, I was constrained to write unto you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered unto the saints.
Jude 3

What Jude was saying here is that we must earnestly contend for the faith and its basic FUNDAMENTAL principles, not in a legalistic, Pharisee kind of way but in a way that submits itself to the Gospel that has been delivered unto us, his saints, Neither adding to nor taking away from the power of its simple divinely imparted message. In short, legalism is bad, but fundamentalism is not only good, it is essential for genuine salvation for without the fundamental, salvation truths of the Gospel, there is no hope of salvation.

One of the most basic and important spiritual battles taking place today is the battle between luciferian moral relativism and Gods holy commandments (moral absolutism tempered with forgiveness for the penitent). The devil has always done all he could to do away with God's commandments, nullify and denigrate them. That is his job, to lead mankind astray. How can we identify that spirit? It seeks to undermine the fundamental (there is that word again) truths of the Bible and the teachings and revelations of Jesus Christ. Brothers, when Christ judges us, he judges us by our works and our obedience to Christ and his commandments. You want to talk about love? The person who obey's Christ commandments, that is the one who loves him (John 14:21). The deep connection between love and obedience are FUNDAMENTAL doctrines that exist throughout the scripture (John 14:15; 14:31; 15:9-10; 15:12; 15:17 1John 15:2-3; 2John 6). The whole idea of Love stems from God's holy commandments. Fundamental commandments of which the most important is loving the brotherhood of faith. Those are your brothers if indeed you have been born again. Because you belong to a new family. how did Christ put it?

 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?And he stretched forth his hand towards his disciples, and said, Behold, my mother and my brethren!For whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother. - (Matthew 12:48-50_

Lost souls are not the spiritual brothers of a born again man or woman of God. Lost souls belong to the Children of disobedience (Eph 2:2), another spiritual family, antithetical to Christ's kingdom. This does not mean that they are to ever be mistreated. They too are to be loved, but in a different fashion with very different obligations. Rather, the profound obligations of spiritual brotherhood do not apply to those outside of the body of Christ. For example, the scriptures say we are to confess our sins to one another. The scriptures did not mean to every lost soul, satanist, mobster, blackmailer or sinner, but to other brothers in Christ who share the same family, inheritance, struggles and temptations. We are to be knitted together in love with the brotherhood of faith. How did Paul put it?

For I would have you know how greatly I strive for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; that their hearts may be comforted, they being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, that they may know the mystery of God, even Christ, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden. (Colossians 2:1-3)

It is also why we must be most careful about who we fellowship with. Light cannot share the same room with darkness and a good man has no business dining at the devils table. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE TO THOSE IN MINISTRY. So brothers, take heed who you take into your confidence. Those family members and friends who do not know Christ can be a serious danger to your walk if they are not kept a safe distance. You are on a battlefield and treachery is just one of satan's many tools to he uses to attack and destroy the sons of God. You who are wise and mature in the the Lord understand what I mean, especially in these dangerous times.

The godly man is perished out of the earth, and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.Their hands are upon that which is evil to do it diligently; the prince asketh, and the judge is ready for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth the evil desire of his soul: thus they weave it together.The best of them is as a brier; the most upright is worse than a thorn hedge: the day of thy watchmen, even thy visitation, is come; now shall be their perplexity. Trust ye not in a neighbor; put ye not confidence in a friend; keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.For the son dishonoreth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; a man’s enemies are the men of his own house. (Micah 7:2-6)

And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the father his child; and children shall rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to deathAnd ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved. (Mark 13:12-13)

Be not unequally yoked with unbelievers: for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? or what communion hath light with darkness?
(2 Cor 6:14)

Lost souls have a different father and when things get really rough for them and the pressure is on, their true character will show itself.

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father it is your will to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and standeth not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof. (John 8:44)

These are times when those of us who hold the commandments of Christ are going to be called names. Get used to it because it goes downhill from here on out. Today it is 'fundamentalist', tomorrow, it will be 'dangerous religious cult', the day after that 'enemy of the state' or 'terrorist'. So let us be under no illusions about where these trends are heading. We Christians and our faith are constantly under assault, especially in media and of course in much of the Islamic world.

Let us all take notice here that the scriptures do not say those who make up the most morally relativistic excuses for not following Christ's commandments are the ones who are going to be saved, or those create a new dogma based on a new 'totally hip' moral relativism and going to be saved, but those who DO THE COMMANDMENTS of Jesus Christ; they are the ones who love the Lord and will be saved. Beware of those who say they love God and then go and teach that Christ's commandments are not important or are only for those 'fundamentalists' and that they have some new revelation.

Let none of those who love our Lord forget these things and let us not shrink from the word 'fundamentalism' It is fast becoming a label the devil wants to use against those who hold fast to the commandments of Jesus Christ.

Me? I will hold to the commandments of Jesus Christ... fundamentally. If the world wants to be damned, that is their business and choice, I cannot stop them. I can only preach the gospel to them, and if they receive it Praise the Lord!! That is my new 'baby brother', if not, I get up, shake the dust off my feet and press on!! For many are called, few are chosen (Matt 22:14).

So when someone asks me if I am a fundamentalist I simply say that if by that you mean that I hold to the FUNDAMENTAL truths of the scripture, I respond yes. If by that you mean I am a member of the religious right here in America that seeks to impose my beliefs on others with political force, I would answer no. It is very important that we understand what words mean and not let the devil's labels get us down. Labeling is a well known propaganda technique. We Christians are to LIVE the fundamental truths of the gospel, not try and force lost souls to live them. Our job is to live it and preach it, not force it on others, a practice many understandably find offensive. The Church is to live those truths  and adhere to them in its doctrines. What the world does its own business and what the true 'called out ones' of God - the Church does, is the business of the Church. This is one of the important part of the separation of Church and state that many miss. The government needs to stay out of Church affairs.

I am not ashamed of the label fundamentalist in a world of so called Christians who have forsaken the teachings of the Bible and have made up their own imaginary Jesus that tells them that unscriptural divorce is OK, abortion is OK, fornication is OK, mass murder is OK (if the victims have dark skin and can't speak English), lying is OK, sodomy is OK, hate is OK, selfishness is OK or judging (rather than helping) the poor and homeless is OK. Looking at the morality of this new morally relativist 'Jesus' you get a better understanding for who and what this imaginary Jesus really is that these false ministers are preaching. They have given heed to deceiving spirits.

They are merely preaching the devil who happens to be wearing his very popular and 'super cool' Jesus disguise. He loves to tell people to keep on sinning, no need to repent God and that does not require you to change our ways. This is the heart and soul of the devils gospel.

Don't fall for it.

January, 2014


Mark S. Watson