Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
There is a purification and refinement coming. There is a big change coming and we would all be wise to take notice of what is happening. We need to take stock and decide whose camp we are really in. The God of Heaven of the god of this world. We must decide if it is more important to be part of a corporate Church, the Republican Party, or the heavenly Kingdom, which is not built with the hands of man or of religion
But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; (Heb 9:11)
Rather we as genuine Christians have a new Kingdom which is neigh unto being born through a great tribulation now upon us. The labor pains of that birth are being seen in our world and in creation. It is groaning for change under the weight of sin that is heavy upon it. Changes are coming. A terrible wind is blowing. It is a wind that will bring purification to the saints and travails of Judgment upon the wicked. It is a time of great purification.
Many who claim to love our Lord will turn away and betray those of the household of faith.
And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. (Mat 24:10)
Because wickedness shall abound the love of many shall grow cold. There is already great rebellion in the house of God. There are many who are involved in long standing live-in relationships, unsanctified, living in a state of mortal (soul losing) sin. They have heeded the devils voice that told them that these things were OK. They left their husbands and wives for reasons that are not allowed by the Holy Spirit and decided to go the way of rebellion. They have had children in these relationships and then have the gall to ask God to bless the children of these unholy, unclean unions, while refusing matrimony or continuing on even though these associations were disallowed; stiff-necked and rebellious. Brothers and sisters these things should not be but they are so because there is another spirit at work in the Churches. It is the spirit of Jezebel. It is the spirit of wantonness that has and will continue to ensnare saints from all walks of life, rich and poor. It is a spirit that will ensnare them into a place where there is no remedy forever.
Many think they are going to get away with their harlotries and enter into the kingdom while attached in these unholy unions. This shall not be. These types of believers are the root cause of many of the problems in Christianity today. These wicked men and women must be cast out of the assembly. Yet this never happens. Why? The churches themselves are corrupted by the selfsame spirit. This is why there is no power (spiritual) in the Churches. They are merely a shell of what they once were or could be. There is sin in the camp and God means to have it out!
The days ahead will strike many a saint in the pocketbook, in their families, in their bodies, in their jobs, in their dwellings and some will be taken home or worse… much worse. The days you see cities like New Orleans underwater, America’s energy capacity targeted again and again by natural disasters and ecological damage on a massive scale are the days we are seeing now. We will see earthquakes and strife we will see rising prices, I mean sharply rising prices that will end the consumer society we live in. There will be famine, there will be pestilences the waves of the sea roaring. Yes this generation will see these things and worse. That is because this is a time of purification. The saints will in no wise be exempt. We are to be holy as God is holy. Therefore let us obey with trembling our mighty God who has given us this great salvation.
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; (Heb 2:1-3)
While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief. Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. (Heb 3:15-4:3)
Many say ‘see I believe God so I will be saved!’ No! If you believed God, you would believe that he gave some strict commandments. You would have the faith to obey those commandments. Those who say they love God and believe in him while they refuse to obey (or make any attempt to obey) his commandments are liars and the truth is not in them.
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. (1Jo 2:4)
(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.) Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true; As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. (2Co 6:2-10)
Many have acting in such a way that the ministry has been blamed. They have not learned the true lesson of the Gospel and true Christian living. Their actions have brought discredit to the gospel and the household of faith. Brothers and sisters we must strive to enter into the kingdom, we must press onwards we must endure. In fact it is only these that endure who shall be saved.
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. (Mat 24:13)
This should eternally put to rest any of the once-saved-always-saved nonsense that has turned the Church into an adulterers and fornicators pig-sty. Woe unto these men and women! Shall not the Lord Judge his house? With wrath and fury to all who love sin and then take the name of God upon their lips. Woe unto the stiff-necked rebels who have perverted the way of truth! Men who seduce another man’s wife; pastors to prey on a weakened spouse when she comes to him for counseling; the harlot who spreads her legs for false prophets while having left her husband for reasons other than adultery; women who take authority over the men in the Church. Woe unto you! I say that it would have been better for you not to have known the truth that to have perverted it so and brought such shame on Christ, his Church and his gospel. The Church is full of such people. The shame of it is, is that God is doing what he can to get them to repent; daily, over and over again and they refuse his fellowship. He has stretched out his hand daily in love and friendship. They turn their backs on God and return to the mire from which they were once cleaned.
As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly. (Pro 26:11)
Yes, brothers and sister the purification has just begun. God will have a holy tabernacle even if only has a handful of people in it. They may be a small afflicted and simple people but they will be pure or they will be out. In America the primary problems in the Church are threefold.
· The Church has committed spiritual whoredoms with the political system
· The Church allows and condones all manner of sexual misconduct, including in many instances Sodomites… even in positions of leadership!
· The Church is rich and thinks it has need of nothing, not knowing it is poor, blind, miserable and spiritually naked (unsaved).
And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen. (Mat 22:11-14)
That is not to say there are not other problems; racism, greed, commerce, hate, false teachings to name a few. The problems are many but God is going to bring this purification on for a simple reason. There will be no more of this evil associated with God’s name. Thus, the separation is and will occur. Folks who were Christian ‘hobbyists’ will find that the cost of faith is too high and will leave when the fires of persecution being in earnest here in America. Other parts of the world are already seeing a marked increase in Persecution. In America, the devil has figured out that the best way to keep the Church impotent is to leave it alone. This way all manner of fornicators, freaks, liars, murderers and thieves come in to this sanctuary and thus remove the spiritual power of the Gospel. The devil has been very smart and now wants to spread this secular gospel to the rest of the world. This is happening in Africa as the false doctrines of the ‘gimme mine now’ faith movement, and the ‘Sodomies R Us’ makes its way to Africa. This is sad but to be expected. The religious showmen and ‘flim-flam’ men see a way to get in now. Many are funded by US government agencies and to lay the groundwork for an economic and military invasion. They are there to smooth the path for more Western Dominance in this resource rich region. This happened in Latin America in the 50’s up unto the present day. Many so called Christian organizations were merely fronts for the covert operations and winning the hearts and minds of the people.
It is this kind of religious filth that will be purified and tried in the days to come. It is this kind of false Christianity that is merely a front for the devil and his minions that will come under Judgment. Let none of us be found wanting when this process is over. Let us not be cast out like so much refuse to be burned. Let us become glorious vessels for our masters use.
But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work. (2Ti 2:20-21)
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: (1Pe 1:7)
We are to prepare ourselves to become holy vessels unto our God.
Don’t think for a moment that this purification is only for America, rather it is for the entire world and the birth pangs of the end of the age become more violent and at closer and closer intervals. This will culminate with the return of our God and Savior Jesus Christ who shall arrive in great power and great glory and shall judge the living and the dead. Sadly most will not be able to comprehend what is really happening nor will they try to. They will fall into pat and politically correct explanations and forget that there is a God in Heaven who is master and judge. Woe unto those who forget the LORD!! Woe upon Woe to those who hold the living God in contempt with their thoughts and deeds!!
Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets. (Luk 6:26)
Finally, Please do not write me with your comments about this word.
Too many of you are of the opinion I care about your opinions. Let me make this abundantly, perfectly and crystal clear. I don’t. I am striving to enter into the straight gate on the narrow way that leads to life eternal. You can follow the LORD and be pure and holy or you can perish in the fire prepared for the devil and his angels. There is no other choice or destination. Those who tell you differently are servants of the devil. Too many of you are flatterers and do not love the truth, you simply want to have your own delusions confirmed by someone or get your nose into some else’s business, offering your negative criticisms but never any support. You can spend $100 on a new dress but not $20 to help ministers do their work, you can criticize but never help. Your motives shall be exposed for what they are on the great day! Your stewardship of money will be under the closest of scrutiny on that day. So get this straight into your minds. The time is very short. Choose you this day who you will serve! Judgments are going to fall on America with great rapidness and even greater force than Katrina. There will be a purification of this nation and this world.
Oh wayward Church, prepare to meet your Judge!
In Christ Jesus,
Mark S. Watson
 The word Jesus used For hell is Gehenna. A place where the refuse of the city of Jerusalem was burned including the carcasses of dead animals
Of Hebrew origin ([H1516] and [H2011]); valley of (the son of) Hinnom; gehenna (or Ge-Hinnom), a valley of Jerusalem, used (figuratively) as a name for the place (or state) of everlasting punishment: - hell. (Strongs)
Hell is the place of the future punishment call “Gehenna” or “Gehenna of fire”. This was originally the valley of Hinnom, south of Jerusalem, where the filth and dead animals of the city were cast out and burned; a fit symbol of the wicked and their future destruction.( Thayer)