On the joyful occasion of Palm Sunday last year, the Lord led me to write soberly about the why and what for of His Coronavirus judgment declaring it “a major magnitude ‘shot across the bow’ to the world that God has turned a corner on His forbearance with mankind.”1 On this Palm Sunday commemorating the foretold nearly two millennia ago triumphant, yet lowly entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem as Israel’s King (Matthew 21:1-11), I am privileged by Him in this post to wrap up my exposition of the biblical Gospel as a special emphasis to black American males with whom I share ethnic identity.2 Hereafter, none as victims in truth will again say, “no one like me ever told me!”
In declaring the biblical Gospel beginning with last month’s Black History Month post and all this month, I have repeatedly stated that those who repent and believe it are saved from their sins and the wrath of God.3 As I wrote specifically in last week’s post, the wrath of God is the naturally aroused, settled response of His eternal holy Person and character to sin that He judges in perfect righteousness and justice. Sin is not natural to God or the environs of glory in which He dwells. Sin like a virus arises from and is the unique experience of man and angels that have willfully come short of and rebelled against the divine will (Genesis 3:1-11; Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:11-19).
The wrath of God toward sin and sinners is a narrative and prophetic theme throughout the Bible. His wrath makes its first appearance in the biblical narrative at the rebellion of man where God not only affirms in righteousness and justice His fore stated penalty for it physically, but spiritually too, as He separated from His now, sin tainted and guilty creature. Even so, God also displays His grace toward man by promising a Deliverer and providing a temporary covering for his naked body and sin guilt as an animal was slain and its life poured out on behalf and instead of man. In doing this, God signifies what must be done to forever turn His wrath away from man (Genesis 3:15, 17-19, 21-24)!
God’s promise of a future Deliverer is the first mention of it in the Bible as prophecy and His unspoken, but clearly implied continuing wrath toward sinful mankind until all would be fulfilled. Indeed, after writing “God is a just judge,” David adds, “and God is angry with the wicked every day.” God’s delay to judge is due to His longsuffering grace waiting since the ancient king of Israel further warns that if the wicked person does not repent, His retribution will follow (Psalm 7:11-16, NKJV). For this reason, Noah’s generation endured an earth destroying global flood as the first instance of divine wrath poured out upon unrestrained human wickedness (Genesis 6:3, 5-17).
While thereafter, the Bible records many regional and localized displays of His wrath (Genesis 19:12-29; Exodus 15:1-7; 2 Chronicles 24:17-25), the reality God would “once more” express it not just on the whole earth, but the universe too, is what prophecy thematically and consistently asserts; “the day of the Lord” the apostle Peter warns is delayed only again by His longsuffering grace waiting for those He foreknows will be saved from it (Isaiah 2:10-22, 13:6-13, 40:3-5; Joel 1:15-20; Amos 5:16-20; Zephaniah 1:14-18; Luke 3:1-7; Hebrews 12:25-29; 2 Peter 3:1-10, NKJV)! The Day of the Lord is one and the same as The Day Of Vengeance He had me write about in 2016.4
As the Lord Jesus Christ was the divine instrumentality enabling this nearly two millennia period of grace through His death on the cross, burial, resurrection and ascension, so, His glorious return will finish the approaching Day of God’s wrath and vengeance (Isaiah 53, 61:1-2; Mark 14:60-62; Acts 1:9-11; 2 Thessalonians 1:3-12; Revelation 1:4-8, 6:12-17). For He endured the wrath of God toward human sin upon Himself in our place as our “Passover” “Lamb” and “once for all” atoning, eternally sufficient sacrifice that any who repent and believe on Him through the Gospel should receive a pass from having to experience it for themselves (John 1:29, 3:16-18, 36, 19:30; Romans 5:6-9; 1 Corinthians 5:7; 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10, 4:13-5:11; Hebrews 9:11-15, 27-10:14, NKJV).
Rejecting His grace throughout severe, escalading warning judgments now, underway with the global Coronavirus pestilence as one among many foretold adversities (Matthew 24:3-31; Revelation 8-9, 11-14), sinners alive at the Day of the Lord will suffer the full outpour of His long held wrath that completely transforms the landscape of the earth and leaves relatively few mortals (Isaiah 42:14-17; Revelation 15-16)!5 God’s wrath is righteous because He did not create us to be rebels that even murder His holy sons, but to be one in fellowship with Him forever!6 Therefore, do not be caught with a proud, stubborn, angry and willfully ignorant heart refusing God’s salvation in the Gospel of Christ who confirms the authenticity of the former days and His own coming Day of wrath (Luke 17:20-37).
(As per usual, there will not be a post on Resurrection Sunday. I will be celebrating my 44th year since becoming a beneficiary of God’s grace to save sinners through faith in Christ on Resurrection Sunday 1977. The Lord saying the same, my next post will be on April 11, 2021.)
1 Read the April 5, 2020 post, God Is Speaking, under the category, Call To Repent.
2 See the March 14, 2021 post, The Gospel Is For Black Males Too!, under the category, The Cause
3 Read the two-part post beginning on February 21, 2021, Willful Ignorance Destroys under the category, Black History and this month’s posts all under the category, The
4 See the June 5, 2016 Post, The Day Of Vengeance, under the category, Bible Prophecy.
5 Despite the unscientific attempts by evolutionists to interpret the empirical data to the contrary, the evidence of cataclysm consistent with what would have occurred
during and after the global flood of Noah’s day is everywhere to be seen on earth including our nation’s famous Grand Canyon. They look at it as a wonder of nature
over evolutionary millennia (Romans 1:18-21); the Lord’s faithful see tragedy and ruin as the recent aftermath of His wrath potently displayed globally for the first time
upon rife human wickedness which no one in good conscience can deny is coming to this again (Genesis 7:11-8:14; Psalm 29:10)!
6 Learn about the eternal destiny of every faithful Christian man who is also an aspiring strong man of God in the image of Jesus Christ in my book, The Strong Man Of
God: Back To Basics. It is published by Open Door Communication Ministries, Inc. and available in print or digital formats at major internet booksellers. You can also
purchase a print copy in the Strong Man Store. A summary introduction of the strong man of God in Christ’s image is presented on the strong man of God Web Site.
The Lord came to me during my time of Bible study on the morning of October 24, 2017 as I reflected on the condition of our nation asking, “Watchman, what do you see?” I said, “I see a house divided collapsing in on itself and there is no stopping it!” Then there was silence except for the noise of my scramble for a pen to write down what just happened. Would to God that the collapse in progress could be halted, but the authoritative teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ is always and eternally true (Matthew 12:22-26; 24:35)! Many see what I saw, but that old reliable crutch, denial, with mostly self-centered reasons continues to be their comforting fall back.
Among the legion of demonic and sin inspired causes America is a collapsing house divided is the falling away of the secular news media from its benchmark standards of journalism. Gone are the days last names like Murrow and Cronkite stood not only for professional journalistic excellence, but integrity, objectivity, political and social neutrality. Today, it is very clear the dominant players in the secular news media produce news that at times has been deceitfully constructed and slanted subjectively toward a political and socially liberal point of view. Political correctness, tolerance and feminism are in; biblical morality and views are out when true neutrality should favor neither.1
With few exceptions the secular news media’s adoption of all things 21st century politically and socially liberal in agenda has made its star reporters come across as hostile antagonists in their reporting on those not in sync with that agenda, rather than as aggressive protagonists in pursuit of the truth in the legacy of Murrow. Its reporters are also in the vanguard of a major resurgence of self-righteousness as every human failure of any kind and even disasters from the natural order allowed or brought by God must have blame and retribution assigned to someone as if those reporting have no faults or failures at all. When the Lord led me to write this 2011 edited repost, the sample issue was sexual harassment accusations against then Presidential candidate, Herman Cain.
Since then it has been Bill Cosby and now, Harvey Weinstein. The spectacle is sickening to watch as reporters press their agenda and look for scoops to further their careers along with their bosses' ratings, dollars, awards and bragging rights. As one of the Lord’s watchmen, I understand having an agenda, advocacy and rebuke in writing since I bear His either directly or by inspiration in mine. His goal through me is typically repentance of the guilty beginning always with me as the messenger. For this reason, though many still consider me offensively “in your face,” trust me, tempered by my own failings, I have not said everything the way I have wanted to say it! In this repost, plainly see another reason our divided nation is collapsing and hear the Lord if self-righteousness is an issue for you.
Originally Posted November 29, 2011
What a blessing we have had in America historically to have had a free press. Journalism was once a noble profession where there were high ethical standards. Getting the facts, being objective and fair were among the values the great journalistic enterprises lived by. Who knows all of the reasons those standards have gone by the wayside--though no doubt, some will argue they still live by them. The case of Presidential candidate Herman Cain illustrates my concern. The media swarmed all over the accusations of sexual harassment against him not caring to get the facts, but determined in a sensational feeding frenzy to make him confess guilt.
Let me be clear, I am not in any way endorsing Herman Cain or trivializing legitimate sexual harassment or the new charge by a woman saying they had a long time affair. However, with the heart of my God I am crying out against the resurgence and hypocrisy of self-righteousness in our society and the media in particular. Journalists (who are nothing more than sinful human beings with press passes) hunt down, harass, browbeat, accuse, convict and sentence the principals in their stories with all of the heartless gusto of the religious leaders who brought the woman caught in adultery to the Lord Jesus. After first making them wait, the Lord declared, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first,” (John 8:1-12, NKJV). No one did and all walked away.
The Lord in no way condoned the woman’s sin in this incident. However, He forced the self-righteous religious leaders to consider if they were to be held accountable by God on the spot for their own sins, they would be condemned. The Lord would also remind us and our news media of this truth. For us, tell the truth about sin, but do so understanding we are sinners too that need after the truth is told, a place of brokenness, repentance, mercy and forgiveness. For the media, pursue your story, be objective, get and report the facts in a neutral and fair way to all sides. Do this keeping in mind if all of your own sins were known, you too would be condemned. These are the ways of the aspiring strong man and great woman of God in the image of Christ I write about in my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics.2
1 In actuality, while historically free from government control, the American press as part of its fabric has always reflected societal mores as was the case prior to this anti-
Christian era when they were strongly influenced by Judeo-Christian values. From such mores were drawn its own formerly high standards of journalistic character
such as integrity and interest in factual truth men such as Murrow and Cronkite adhered to.
2 The book is available at all major internet book sellers and in the Strong Man Store.
As the Lord has led and arising from last week’s blog, I repost this edited 2012 blog to cause professing Christians to fully consider this business of accusing God of being unfair in these latter days. All of the world’s causes are not God’s causes no matter how right they may seem or emotionally appealing they may be to us (Proverbs 14:12; John 7:21-24). Standing with those as a professing Christian that are accusing God of being unfair is not the side you want to stand on in light of His ongoing judgment in the churches and fast approaching wrath.
Originally Posted May 20, 2012
I am compelled by the Holy Spirit to challenge the whole degenerate spectacle today of so many individuals and groups calling for fairness. It is not new to be sure. The ancient Israelites were so bold as to accuse God of being unfair to His face after He laid down His standard for judging the eternal destiny of souls (Ezekiel 18). Souls that sin, die. Righteous souls live. Righteous souls that backslide into sin and do not repent will die. Wicked souls that repent will live! Israel thought that this was unfair and apparently many professing Christians do today that also cannot bear the thought that God would condemn them for willfully sinning without repentance. But God stands His ground then and now (Ezekiel 18:25-32; Hebrews 10:26-39).
Save your rebuttal of protest on my citing Ezekiel 18 as a Scripture reference for Christians since it is from the Old Testament. I am fully aware that the righteousness spoken of at that time was of the law. However, to God righteousness is righteousness whether it is of the law or from faith. None of the Old Testament saints were declared righteous by keeping the law perfectly because they could not. All who have ever been declared righteous by God were--as the apostle Paul makes clear, declared so based on faith in His promises (Romans 3:9-4:25, 10:1-13). Nevertheless, the righteous of God by faith in all epochs obey His Word to include properly dealing with sin guilt or suffer the consequences. Those who do so in love find it easier to obey (Psalm 32:1-5; 1 John 1:8-2:2, 5:1-3).
Thus, living the way God expects is required of Israel in the Old Testament and Christians in the New. God is perfectly just as our Creator to demand that we live as He has commanded. We are His creatures for whom He has set down His will for our conduct presented in the Bible based on His own holy, just and righteous character (1 Peter 1:13-21)! Christians may not have to obey the letter of the law to be saved, but we have been given commandments that actually fulfill the law we are to obey in the power of the Holy Spirit who lives inside of us according to the New Covenant, to help us do that very thing (Jeremiah 31:31-34; John 13:34-35, 14:15-17; Romans 8:1-4; 2 Corinthians 3:1-6).1
Israel’s exile to Babylon for breaking His covenant and law proves God meant business then, and surely He also means it now for those of us ushered into the New Covenant by the blood of Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son (Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 10:14-22, 11:27-32)! In spite of this very clear warning though, among the rebels calling everything and everyone including God that stifles their desires unfair are professing Christians in no small numbers. But how can this be? Have they not read in the Bible or been taught God and the Son of God is perfectly and eternally just (Deuteronomy 32:4; Zechariah 9:9; Acts 3:14-15)? Do they not understand that they are blasphemously accusing the holy God of sin and will be condemned with the wicked without repentance because His just ones live by faith in Him (Habakkuk 2:4; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 11:6)?
Truly, what began a generation ago as the right thing to do in reversing hundreds of years of inequality and unfairness visited by whites (including a great number professing to be Christians) upon blacks and other racial minorities in our nation has now degenerated into a narcissistic feeding frenzy of souls from every walk of life clamoring for equality and fairness as they selfishly see it. Anything one does not personally agree with is childishly labeled unfair. This state of affairs has turned governments, institutions, churches and families into confused bowls of gelatin afraid to say or do anything lest someone be treated unfairly and trying desperately to be all things to all people.
As a black American, it is painful and deeply offensive to watch since racial discrimination continues as it always has and the just demand of my forefathers for its end is mocked and trampled upon by the present clamor for fairness from every quarter including some blacks with all other immoral sinners simply wanting their way. Talk about unfair; now, the very quest for the divinely displayed nobility of fairness has been hijacked by evil so that those in it are treated as and lumped together with all the other whiners that selfishly only want something for themselves. Alas, it would finally come to this in a world that has been unfair since man’s fall to sin and Satan.
Indeed, the world is not fair because we are sinners and its current ruler, Satan, is completely evil. Violently clamor, march, litigate and legislate all you want to; this fallen, sinful world will never of itself be entirely fair. In The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics as the Lord leads, I teach men how He expects us to live in an unfair world following His example (1 Peter 2:18-23). When there are egregious instances of injustice such as that suffered by my forefathers in slavery, Jim Crow segregation and the continuing “isms” that plainly violate God’s standards, we that love the Lord must rise up even at personal cost to peacefully take a stand to advocate for a righteous correction.
Nonetheless, every aspiring strong man and great woman of God in the image of Christ and peculiar to the world knows full well that the just world we seek will only arrive when the Just One comes in wrath to perfectly give the narcissistic agitators for fairness exactly what they demand, vanquish the present ruler and set up His own righteous Kingdom on this planet (Psalm 2:9, 72:1-4; Isaiah 42:1-4; Matthew 6:9-13; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:1-3). The risen, living Christ continues His cry among American churches, “Who is on the Lord’s side?”
1 See the January 2014 posts, God’s New Covenant under the category, Holidays and Party Of The Second Part, Pt. 1 and 2 under the category, The Faith to learn
more about the New Covenant as the one and only covenant from God Christians have to be concerned about.
Today, the Lord would have me build an important bridge from the January 13, 2019 post, The Courage Of Conviction, under the category, Instruction, to a social issue and His preachers. The social issue is the wicked practice and tragedy of abortion solemnly held up, prayed about and protested by still not enough professed Christians and churches on this very day set apart each year as Sanctity Of Life Sunday. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a preacher who with God imbued courage, led many to stand up to nonviolently protest America’s oppressive and unjust treatment of its black citizens a generation ago before being assassinated. We celebrate his holiday tomorrow.
Surveying internet articles on abortion as a social justice issue, I was amazed not by the divergence of opinion, but by how the phrase “social justice” was defined, claimed and used by basically two different sides. And since social justice as a contemporary concept draws its most important personification by way of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., each side also claimed him as a likely endorser. In this post, it matters not where Dr. King may or may not have stood on abortion since he made no quoted direct and specific declaration one way or the other. What matters to the God of the Bible is where all of the truly called preachers of His Word should courageously stand!
Because definitions are an integral part of the intensifying spiritual warfare of these latter days, I cannot in good conscience go any further in this post until I first give proper definition to the terms “social” and “justice.” In its first layer of definition for social, Microsoft Encarta relates it “to human society and how it is organized.” Encarta goes on to associate social with how “people in groups behave and interact” as well as how they live or prefer to live as part of a community. Justice is defined first as “fairness or reasonableness, especially in the way people are treated or decisions are made.” It also refers to the legal system and how laws are applied according to this dictionary.
So, then, it would seem that by combining the words social and justice one would come away generally understanding the phrase to mean the ways in which a human society has established standards of fairness and behavior that are upheld and enforced within it. However, the world governed by Satan cannot endure such simplicity and must complicate things with this definition of the phrase: “the way in which human rights are manifested in the everyday lives of people at every level of society.”1 And there it is, “human rights.” Differing views of legitimate human rights and the source of morality is the reason our society is divided on the social justice issue of abortion.
Faithful Christians--every aspiring strong man and great woman of God in the image of Jesus Christ--start with God and His Word rather than fallen, sinful human assertion no matter how scholarly or brilliant in understanding anything about societal function and concepts such as justice that originate with Him!2 Indeed, God as our Creator has made us in the divine image and likeness to function in community as God from eternity (Genesis 1:1-3, 26-28, 2:7, 18-24; Luke 3:21-22; John 15:17, 17:11, 20-26). Referring to God, Scripture proclaims: “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne,” (Psalm 89:14, NKJV). God is the source of righteousness and justice!
God introduced His righteous and just nature into the human experience when He gave a command and the consequence of disobedience to the first man (Genesis 2:15-17). The man sinned and God brought His just consequence (Genesis 3:1-6, 17-19).3 For generations thereafter, Adam’s progeny were without righteous and just laws and nearly all destroyed as lawless in the global flood of Noah’s day (Genesis 4:1-24, 6:5-13). God, not man; God later gave to Israel and the world His righteous and just laws introduced through Moses (Deuteronomy 4:5-8; Romans 5:12-14). In His Law, Israel and any other human societies had a perfect standard of justice (Psalm 19:7-8; Romans 7:12).
Our nation’s Declaration Of Independence declares we derive certain rights from God. While individual rights were recognized in God’s laws, they never overstepped the eternal morality issuing forth from the righteousness and justice those laws embodied (Psalm 111:7-8, 119:142; Proverbs 14:12)! Thus, no human individual or society on earth apart from government punitively has the right to take another human life which begins by God’s design at the moment of conception (Genesis 9:5-7; Exodus 20:13; Psalm 139:13-16; Luke 18:18-20; Romans 13:1-4).4 It is here that every God called preacher is to take his stand to uphold the righteousness and justice of God’s Word and speak up to call out societies engaged in the unjust, wanton murder of its weakest citizens (Jeremiah 7:28-31).
Truly, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. courageously stood up when called upon by the Lord to cry out for and demand social justice for oppressed, segregated, disenfranchised, poorly educated and impoverished black Americans from a nation claiming “In God We Trust” a generation ago (Psalm 103:6). But now, a folk more helpless and voiceless than my slave forefathers cries out to God for social justice; even the unborn whose right to live by divine sanction is taken away in their mother’s wombs. Why are the many preachers who know God’s Word silent? Why do they not courageously stand up like Dr. King for black Americans and cry out with one voice on behalf of the unborn? Is it not because they do not all know the Lord or have His heart (Matthew 7:21-23; Mark 10:13-16)?
Is it not also because the racial group in this society with the highest number of abortions today are black Americans whose post-Civil Rights era leadership that includes many preachers sold them out long ago like Esau for some stew (Genesis 25:29-34)?5 Therefore, unless they seek it now, they will not find a place of repentance in the judgment (Isaiah 1:10-20; Hebrews 12:12-17)! And to the nation that has made law the unjust right of women to murder their unborn as Israel once sacrificed its children to demons (Psalm 106:37-38): the Lord will stand for the unborn and vindicate their blood as their Avenger in His holy wrath (Psalm 9; Jeremiah 7:32-34; Nahum 1:2-6; Zephaniah 1:14-18)! The risen, living Christ continues His cry among American churches, "Who is on the Lord's side?"
1 Goggle “define social justice” and see the definition offered by Wikipedia.
2 Learn more about the aspiring strong man and great woman of God in the image of Jesus Christ from my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics and com-
panion instructional resource, The Strong Man Of God Men’s Group Study. They are available in the Strong Man Store.
3 Death as a consequence of the first man’s sin included separation from fellowship and harmonious community with God (Isaiah 59:1-2) followed by the same among
humanity at every level beginning in the family; working its ruinous end among brothers and spouses (Genesis 4:8; Malachi 2:13-16; Matthew 19:1-8). The Lord Jesus
Christ alone through His death, burial and resurrection has made restoration of life, fellowship and harmonious community with God and among all humanity possible
(John 3:16-17, 11:23-27, 14:6; Romans 5:6-11; Ephesians 2:1-7; 1 Peter 3:8-12).
4 See the August 19, 2018 post, Valuing Human Life, under the category, Biblical Worldview.
5 Read the four-part post beginning February 26, 2017, God Of Restoration And Judgment (and especially part three for which this footnote is specifically made), under
the category, Black History.
In the opening chapter of my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics, the Holy Spirit leads me to present the second Person of the triune God, Jesus Christ, as the second Adam come to earth to rescue the fallen first Adam’s descendants (1 Corinthians 15:45-47; 1 Timothy 2:1-6)!1 As was biblically laid out in the March 2018 Blog Series, Behold The Man!, the Lord Jesus as the second Adam gave a perfect display of God’s vision and design of man made in the divine image and likeness.2 For as Man, He perfectly modeled the nature, visionary leadership, ambition, authority and strength of God with many other character traits and demeanor that fully pleased His Father.3
The Father did not send a second woman, but Adam--why? While women also display the masculine attributes of God, Christ came as the second Adam because the first Adam in completeness is the original, eternal creature (Genesis 2:7)!4 Adam stood by himself before God as the fullness of man the creature made in “the image and glory of God,” but woman is his glory deriving her existence from him (1 Corinthians 11:7-8, NKJV). God did not return to the dust to create a separate, independent creature and rival to man. To be his corresponding companion and helper, “Woman” was taken out of Adam, as this descriptive first name he gives her indicates and the apostle Paul plainly affirms (Genesis 2:18-24; 1 Corinthians 11:9, NKJV).
Even so, mortal woman is not less than, but equal to the man in person though, in authority, he stands ahead of her before God.5 Perfectly consistent with this, as the responsible federal head of mankind, God held Adam accountable for passing on sin to every soul that comes forth from his body (Romans 5:12). Thus, as James Brown rightly asserts in his famous song, this is a man’s world in terms of rank and responsibility, but since God created the earth to be inhabited, without a woman, it would be empty of mankind and nothing (Genesis 1:27-28, 3:20, 4:1-2, 25-5:5; Psalm 115:16; Isaiah 45:18; 1 Corinthians 11:11-12).6 This gives mortal woman immeasurable value to God and man!
However, since the second half of the 20th century, women declaring themselves feminists are among many other rebels that have decided to throw off what they consider the yoke of God and the instruction of His Word found in the Bible (Psalm 2:1-3). They reject any subordinate place under the first Adam through such deceit as “Evolution” and demand a form of equality that makes them so independent, they can murder their unborn without consequence. So, now, at this precise moment in the 21st century they stand at the pinnacle of their power and influence as represented by the Time’s Up Movement and pointedly articulated by Oprah Winfrey on a recent 2018 televised awards show.
Mixed in with its righteous call for an end to sexual harassment and pay inequality in the workplace, Time’s Up in its rhetoric seems to also be militantly threatening an overthrow end to the rule of men and replacement by women in presumed superiority.7 Here is where the evil hand and ruinous end game of Satan in the feminist movement clearly shows itself as I also wrote in a 2016 Mother’s Day post (Isaiah 14:12-15).8 For truly, according to God who wrote the script in His Word for how this all ends, these women are right that time is up; His wrath is near to be revealed at the Second Coming of His Son, Christ the second Adam He has appointed to rule and crush this world’s rebellion led then by two evil immortal men (Psalm 2:4-9; Ezekiel 7; Revelation 13, 19:11-20:3)!
This being so, since sinful, usurping women are not any better rulers than men, they should repent now and believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ because His wrath is going to fall equally on all sinners (Psalm 2:10-12)! Indeed, Christ as the second Adam now stands before His Father as the first glorified immortal Man and federal Head of mankind. Like the mortal first Adam, He would have stood alone forever if there were to be no others like Him to come. But now, lined up behind Him by demonstrated faith and faithfulness are souls like Him in great number (1 Corinthians 15:48-49). Saved from wrath, they will be resurrected or translated and metamorphosed to immortal glory at His coming and command; reigning with Him on this earth and forever (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 2:25-29, 20:4-6)!
Also, because the second Adam is Lord and Judge, after His wrath, the end for all unrepentant human rebels is resurrection to immortality, judgment based on their works and eternal separation from God in the lake of fire with Satan and the two evil immortals who deceived them (Revelation 20:7-15). This is another of the urgent reasons I continue appealing to professed Christians in their churches to repent from embracing feminism that redefines and marginalizes men. Not only does this stronghold of deceit come from the evil genius of Satan to bind up prospective strong men of God in the image of Christ and plunder their spheres of governance and influence in this life (Matthew 12:29-30; 1 Timothy 4:1-2),9 but also to carry all of his captives away with him to eternal destruction!
So, then, the only ultimate beneficiary of feminism as a stronghold of deceit entrenched in many of the churches is Satan (Proverbs 14:12, 16:25). For while Christians are saved from wrath and Hell by faith in Christ going into salvation, is rebellion against God ever treated as an acceptable continuing work of faith anywhere in the Bible? The saved are those who persevere in their faith validated by its works of love motivated obedience and faithfulness to the end (Mark 13:13; John 14:15; Hebrews 3:7-19; James 2:14-26)! You cannot be a rebel feminist in any measure holding to its deceitful ideology in defiant disobedience to God’s Word and a faithful Christian simultaneously.10 The risen, living Christ continues His cry among American churches, "Who is on the Lord's side?"
1The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics is available through all major internet booksellers, by order from your favorite brick and mortar bookstore and in the Strong Man
2 See the four blogs posted in March 2018 under the category, The Cause.
3 Read the July 6, 2014 post, Christ: Model Of Perfect Manhood!, under the category, Instruction and the three part Blog Series beginning January 29, 2017, Jesus, Son
Of Man under the category, The Cause.
4 A point of the biblical doctrine of man I have repeatedly made beginning in my book.
5 The apostle Paul’s teaching on men in general as God’s chosen leaders and fathers and husbands to women in particular, gives rise to his discussion of head cover-
ings for them as the “symbol of authority” respecting their respective heads when they pray or prophesy other than in private (1 Corinthians 11:2-16, NKJV).
6 The world in its rebellion can try to evade God’s use of “mankind” recognizing Adam as the first and patriarchal head of his kind by purposely using “humankind,” but
inescapably right in the middle of this term “man” is still present!
8 See the May 8, 2016 post, God A Sexist?, under the category, God’s Creatures.
9 Blogs that present the urgent need to restore men are posted July-September 2017.
10 Read all four of my September 2014 posts on the topic of obedience. It is nearly 2,000 years after the birth of the Church built up by sound, apostolic doctrine (1
Thessalonians 2:1-13). There is no excuse for any departure from the truth of God’s Word, but especially for that which is embodied in the clear deceit and in
God’s face willful rebellion of feminism against it, Him as the Author and the Man He has anointed to rule over mankind according to its eternal precepts. In the
Church’s infancy and before the canonization of New Testament Scripture, God may have been longsuffering with such sin (Hebrews 5:12-14). But not only are
professed Christians today as practicing feminists compromised and corrupted, they and their churches are no longer credible witnesses for Christ since their
rebellion against Him in step with the world is evident. It is also indefensible to God. Without repentance, therefore, their judgment as foretold apostates is just
(Philippians 3:17-19; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12; Titus 1:10-16; Hebrews 10:26-31)!
The so-called two-stage Second Coming of Christ where He first comes secretly to evacuate His Church from the earth before seven years of tribulation to include the last three and one half years of great tribulation and then returns after with the saints in glory is no where taught in Scripture. This heresy must be artificially constructed by starting with the false premise that especially the great tribulation is all God’s full on wrath and then fancifully reading into 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 that it is His means of evacuation prior to. However, in context, the apostle Paul is not comforting his readers about an evacuation from tribulation of any kind or wrath. He comforts and instructs them about the saints who have died with his words about their return with Christ.
God’s Coronavirus judgment has brought the unsaved world and all professed Christians to a spiritual crossroads. From His perspective anchored in the Bible, the issue for the unsaved is will they repent of sin and turn to God through faith in the Gospel of His Son, Jesus Christ, for salvation; for guilty professed Christians it is will they repent from all sin in disobedience to His written Word objectively presented and easily understood by the willing? The closeness of the foretold state of being irreversibly deceived and hardened in heart and more devastating warning judgments leading to God’s Day of cosmic shaking wrath demands an urgency of the now in making one’s decision!
Regardless of the natural origin of the Coronavirus, it is ultimately of the sovereign God who by “the Word” and “Son of His love” “created all things,” (John 1:1-3; Colossians 1:13-17; Revelation 4:11, NKJV)! Too, the rapid global and yet, controlled spread of the virus can only be accurately described as being of biblical proportions as even many unsaved secularists have done recalling the plagues referenced in the Bible that were set in motion supernaturally by God (Exodus 9:1-7). Nonetheless, these unsaved secularists joined by some professed Christians refuse to take to heart what they are seeing and actually acknowledge the Almighty God; turning to Him in all humility and fear leading to repentance and faith to be saved from His coming wrath (Psalm 145)!
Instead, unlike Pharaoh’s magicians only initially arrogantly confident in ignorance up against the power of God (Exodus 5:1-2, 7:8-13), after nearly two thousand years of the knowledge of God spread throughout the earth in the Gospel science willfully leads the charge to defeat the Coronavirus in the best tradition of pride-filled man versus nature movie epics.1 Rather than humility and fear, emboldened and cocky because of all of its past successes in microbial warfare God in grace and mercy has granted (Psalm 103:8-10), science entities such as Pfizer have run television commercials trumpeting “the power of science” alone to prevail yet again in the Coronavirus pandemic.2
The grace of God continues to be manifested to whatever extent the Coronavirus abates along with other present plagues of His warning judgments and those to follow. The Lord’s warning judgments are merciful because they precede the full outpour of His wrath upon all sin hardened mankind that refuse as Pharaoh to obey His commands. In the case of Pharaoh, it was let Israel go from Egypt; with all guilty humanity it is the command to repent and believe the Gospel to be saved from His wrath on the Day of judgment as He led me to write in recent posts (Exodus 6:10-13; Acts 17:30-31).3 Truly, these days are to God as those of Noah before the flood (Genesis 6:5-13)!
God also commands the world under Satan to stop troubling Israel so the people might serve Him back in their land and brings the severe plagues to come, His wrath and final war of the ages at Christ’s Second Coming to fulfill this part of His will (Isaiah 51:17-52:3, 66:15-16; Ezekiel 38:18-23; Joel 3:1-17; Zechariah 12:1-9). Indeed, God’s plagues on Israel’s behalf will bring Him glory a second time like they did at first with Pharaoh as I wrote in a previous post.4 For just as Pharaoh who hardened his heart required escalating displays of God’s power, so too, those today that trust in science among their many false gods He will utterly humiliate and defeat (Exodus 7:1-7; Job 9:4-13).
Pharaoh’s magicians were able to match God in only the first two of His ten plagues (Exodus 7:19-8:7). On the third plague when God brought forth living lice from dust, Pharaoh’s magicians had to give it up declaring, ‘“This is the finger of God,’” (Exodus 8:16-19, NKJV). Nevertheless, his heart irreversibly hardened, Pharaoh refused to repent! Again, my God is so gracious and mighty He has had the coming severe plagues and His wrath prophetically laid out with specificity for all to read in the last book of His written Word since the end of the first century (Revelation 8-9, 16). Amazingly though, despite seeing the fulfillment of these foretold plagues and powerless to avert them, just like Pharaoh, irreversibly hardened hearts will still refuse to repent (Revelation 9:20-21; 16:8-11)!
This post is yet another display of God’s grace who in love seeks to save not destroy mankind (John 3:16; Romans 5:6-11; 2 Peter 3:9). Today is the day of decision as we all stand at the spiritual crossroads the Lord has brought the world to through His Coronavirus judgment. As it is written, “behold, now is the day of salvation.”5 And, ‘“Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,’” (2 Corinthians 6:2; Hebrews 3:15, NKJV). No one knows when hereafter the Lord will suddenly and finally let stubborn hearts unwilling to repent irreversibly harden over as He did with Pharaoh in prelude to His coming severe plagues that prove their condition. Has not the Coronavirus judgment well alerted us to suddenness? Let the guilty then, be diligent to repent!
1 If after asserting the divine prophetic will Christ fulfills and commands, the apostle Paul declares that the Gospel has been preached to the whole world even still in the
first century, then, what is the reality nearly twenty centuries later (Mark 1:14-15, 16:15; Romans 10:14-18; Colossians 1:3-8, 21-23)? Western societies have been so
saturated with the Gospel to this hour rejection within them cannot be truthfully characterized as anything but “willful” and rebellion (Psalm 2:1-3)!
2 View Pfizer’s April 2020 television commercial touting their fight and all of science against the Coronavirus entitled, Science Will Win, on YouTube. In it, the company
says science is “the most certain thing there is;” a statement as arrogant, brazenly anti-God and secularly atheistic as can be made by mankind!
3 See the April 5, 2020 post, God Is Speaking and Does Anybody Repent Anymore? posted on April 19, 2020 both under the category, Call To Repent
4 Read the September 29, 2019 post, God Almighty In A 21st Century World, under the category, Bible Prophecy.
5 I made my decision long ago; “ain’t gonna let nobody turn me around” (Joshua 24:14-15)! Truly, understanding the times is why every aspiring strong man and great
woman of God in the image of Jesus Christ I write about in my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics, is moving in the urgency of now, to proclaim the Gospel
about and witness Him as remains our mission till the end! The day mankind can decide is now. The Day of God’s wrath is too late since He as Judge renders His de-
cision (Joel 3:12-14). Get a print copy or digital download of the book at major internet booksellers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ChristianBooks.com and Apple
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