Are you thinking about getting a tattoo? We encourage you to take the time and read this article concerning the subject. There are many people with tattoos today and it certainly has been increasing more and more as the “fad” or “thing” to do. It can be found among Christians who tattoo verses all over their body or artwork representing something of the Bible. Is this really a “holy” and acceptable thing to do as a Christian? Before I answer that question you must know that my wife and I Read more
There are a lot of new translations of the Bible out there, and they have been getting worse and worse. Rhonda and I hold to the King James version of the Bible as one of the most accurate translations available, preferably the AV1611 version of it. We use it as our guideline anytime we read other new translations. I have sometimes Read more
If the title of this post does not make you shout a big “NO!” then you need to understand exactly what it is that you’ve been reading and listening to with horoscopes. Astrology is of Babylon. A work of witchcraft that will be destroyed by the LORD (Isa 47:11-13). The very names of the zodiac and meanings of horoscope signs are demonic at their root and are based in beliefs about other gods. It certainly has no place in the life of a Christian to practice it. The belief in astrology teaches Read more
The LORD would not allow His people to even covet or bring into their house the silver or gold from the graven images of idols and gods. Because it was an abomination to Him. If they did bring it to their home it would be a curse to them and destruction would come. (Deut 7:25-26)
So why does a Christian think it is acceptable to do yoga in their house or to learn or teach the ways of an exercise with specific movements and stretches that were designed to worship another god or idol? The belief that is at the core root of the exercises and stretches of yoga is Read more
Did the evil spirits leave King Saul when David played the harp because he was anointed as a Psalmist by God or was it because he tuned his harp to a certain base frequency such as 440hz or 444hz? Of course it was the anointing by the Presence of God in his life. David had no musicians electronic device to know what hertz frequency his harp was tuned to, but he did know Read more
A while back as I went to a Facebook page of a known worship leader, who has traveled throughout the country with other groups as a musician, I discovered something that was absolutely shocking. What I saw was a picture on his wall showing him laying around his pool with his shirt off in the back yard bragging about getting a tan, along with other girls in one and two piece swim suits next to him Read more
This audio testimony is with our friend Claudia Brantley. She shares an absolutely amazing real life testimony of her own life. The enemy tried to drag her down into a pit of alcoholism, drug abuse, broken family and homeless poverty, yet the Lord Jesus Christ rescued her, and she is now living as the Holy Father’s Royal Princess. Claudia testifies the new songs of the Lord through Lilyband are being used to greatly feed and bless her. Look what the Lord has done! Hear her testimony and share with this friends and family.
2 Timothy 4:1-2 MKJV Therefore I solemnly witness before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who is going to judge the living and the dead according to His appearance and His kingdom, (2) preach the Word, be instant in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.
The Lord is expecting His evangelist to be about His business in the harvest fields winning the souls to His Kingdom. Are we His Children actively doing this? Or do we wait for the opportune time to preach the Gospel, only when one give us a platform to do so? To understand this more clearly, let us look at the Word given from Apostle Paul to Timothy in 2 Tim 4:2.
Paul left Timothy no option with this charge “preach the Word”, and he follows up with “be instant in season and out of season”, therefore we do not have to wait for the season to do the work of the evangelist. The preaching of the Word does involve reproving, rebuking, exhorting with all long-suffering and doctrine, and do know that it must be done with His Love, because you desire to see the souls set free from the snares of the devil. There is not time to wait, and it is why I believe this commission to Timothy was given to be “instant” in and out of season. We do not wait for the season to preach, for even Jesus said to not say that in four months the harvest will be, but it is now!
John 4:35 MKJV Do you not say, It is yet four months, and the harvest comes? Behold, I say to you, Lift up your eyes and look on the fields, for they are white to harvest already.
Why is there not time to wait as an evangelist? Because there have been seducing spirits attempting to deceive a generation into being lukewarm and listening to watered down half truths of the Word. We have the platform in us by the work of the Holy Spirit to do this work now as an evangelist. The souls need to hear the truth before they hear the lies of the devil with his twisted doctrines. There simply is not time to wait.
2 Timothy 4:3-4 MKJV For a time will be when they will not endure sound doctrine, but they will heap up teachers to themselves according to their own lusts, tickling the ear. (4) And they will turn away their ears from the truth and will be turned to myths.
The evangelist does not shut up for the government, nor do they hold back the truth regardless of what man would attempt to do. Be not afraid of man, for that is a snare. Peter and John gave an example of their boldness by His Spirit, and they refused to be quiet regardless of what they were told to do. They made an “instant” season without needing permission from man, for they received their calling from God, and they could not help but to speak the things that they saw and heard.
Acts 4:18-20 MKJV And they called them and commanded them not to speak at all, nor to teach in the name of Jesus. (19) But Peter and John answered and said to them, Whether it is right before God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. (20) For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
If we are not being the evangelist in and out of season, then we are not fully being obedient to God’s Word. We can go forth and preach this Gospel Good News message and reach the souls now before the devil does with his lies of deception. There is also a great deliverance for those who have already been deceived, for once they hear the truth they will receive an enlightenment that can set them free from the deception. A lot of things are up to the individual because everyone has a free will choice, but don’t let that stop you from delivering the Word, because God is a covenant keeping God, and He will give them opportunity just like He did in the days of Noah.
Children of the LORD… Occupy till He comes!
2 Timothy 4:5 MKJV But you watch in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fully carry out your ministry.
Be blessed with His Almighty Love and Power,
Pastor Gary Petzoldt