Walk as Citizens of Christ’s Kingdom

Let the Wicked have America—we get it all Back in the End!

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LGBT Rainbow Light Shining on the Whitehouse

With the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, America has taken another step into judgment. Unfortunately few Christians really understand that this landmark decision is part of the fulfillment of a key prediction by Christ—the complete moral downfall of the world as the end-of-this-age nears.

For the sincere Christian the hard fact to swallow is that America leads the way in this rising sea of wickedness and perversion. This decision by the Supreme Court is a major birth pang of the soon to emerge physical kingdom of God—currently an invisible kingdom that Christians are to be abiding and walking in now, before Christ appears. (Most Christians have one foot in the kingdom of God partially abiding in Christ, with the other foot living for the pleasures and prosperity of this world.)

The urge is to step up the fight to reverse this high court decision and other immoral laws instituted over these last fifty years. However, for Christians and moral conservatives, this fight was lost a long time ago. To continue to fight legally, in the public square, or pointing the finger from the pulpit will only invite more wrath from the wicked.

The majority of the American culture has turned pagan and the Church of Jesus Christ has but a remnant seeing the hand writing on the wall and praying for more time. More time to allow God’s people to wake up and get ready for persecution, judgment, and complete global darkness and tribulation.

Our fight should be dealing with the wickedness and deceptions in the body of Christ and the evil strewn within. Our fight must now, more than ever, be directed towards our own purity and obedience to Christ and become engaged in his war for a spotless bride.

Hypocrisy Fueling the Fires of Persecution

Jesus said that a major sign of his imminent return would be the whole world evolving into a culture of wickedness, pleasure, and corruption—specifically Christ described the time we are in now to be as it was in Noah’s generation and during the days of Lot. (See Luke 17:20-27.)

A pleasure seeking madness has overcome society that includes far too many believers. God’s people are ignoring the signs Jesus warned concerning his soon return. In Noah’s day they all were living it up until the flood came and swept them away.

And now the homosexual agenda in America is reaching the boldness of the wicked homosexual gang of rapists stalking Lot’s guests. The men of Sodom were now hunting straight men looking to satisfy their perverse lust. This same evil has invaded America and is now given legal Carde Blanche to carry on its perverted agenda, even to defile and sway our children in public schools.

The LGBT agenda is pounding on our doors to intellectually, morally, and spiritually assault the righteous. They will not be satisfied with this court decision, but are now embolden to pursue in rage an agenda to sway everyone to embrace their wickedness. God has given them up to a base mind and corruption and now they are demanding in irrational lust that the righteous accept them wholeheartedly, a vile form of getting in God’s face to mock his rejection.

The wicked reject God and his righteousness and since all mankind lives by his grace and breaths in his presence, it’s no wonder the wicked take on the devil’s nature—a reprobate rebel. They know instinctively and unconsciously sense they have been given over to a degenerate mind. The wicked feel God’s rejection–yet denying their doomed condition is due to their perverted sinful lifestyle. For ‘In him we live and move and have our being’ (See Acts 17:22-34.)

God knows how to condemn the peace of the wicked, for the Lord will keep them in spiritual misery until they repent, or be swept away. The more we pronounce judgment upon them, the more the wicked will attack in rage against God’s people (both the self-righteous and the righteous in Christ). And that is where most on-fire Christians do battle—to live for the pleasures of this world—while self-righteously serving Christ pointing the finger at the wicked. (See Romans 2:1-11.)

Christians today are fighting the wrong battle, trying to preserve America’s past, to make sure America is not judged, and that the blessings of America’s constitution remain. Christians are more worried about preserving Disney Land’s magic kingdom then walking in holiness in the kingdom of God.

Attempting to confront and stop this agenda will only incur more rage, just as Lot was threatened when he stood against the homosexual mob as he attempted to protect the visiting angels of the Lord. Read the account from Genesis and take note of how the LGBT gang in Sodom treated Lot and how only divine supernatural intervention spared Lot from being brutally raped.

“But they said, [to Lot] ‘Stand back!’ And they said, ‘This fellow came to sojourn, and he has become the judge! Now we will deal worse with you than with them.’ Then they pressed hard against the man Lot, and drew near to break the door down.  But the men [visiting angels] reached out their hands and brought Lot into the house with them and shut the door. And they struck with blindness the men who were at the entrance of the house, both small and great, so that they wore themselves out groping for the door” (Genesis 19:9-11).

The body of Christ is to be ambassadors of Christ, to sojourn in the world and not become of the world, but rather live as citizens of the kingdom of God—certainly not to judge the wicked and point the finger at the ungodly. As the Apostle Paul exhorts, “For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?  God judges those outside. ‘Purge the evil person from among you’” (1 Corinthians 5:12-13).

Any further attempts to stop this tsunami of wickedness will just incur further abuse, harassment, and persecution. As far as the wicked are concerned, God’s people lost all credibility because of the hypocrisy, self-indulgence, and scandals that continue to ooze from Christianity. We witnessed a major threshold crossed in 2006 when Ted Haggard, then president of the Evangelical Association and senior pastor of New Life Fellowship in Colorado Springs, fell from grace.

The media storm resulting from Haggard’s exposed debauchery was bewildering and the damage control by the so-called Christian moral majority was pathetic in dealing with another church exposé (minimizing, justifying, rationalizing, and covering up secret sins in the church). That November (2006) was the end of the Evangelical political influence as the House of Representatives fell to a liberal majority, putting Nancy Pelosi in the driver’s seat to promote more wicked legislation.

The way of truth is now trampled upon and the wicked are unleashing a firestorm of revenge against the Christian right. Just as predicted by the Apostle Peter, “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.  And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed.  And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep” (2 Peter 2:1-3).

What’s Next?

Increased Persecution and Rainbow Vexation of Weak and False Christians

The Apostle Peter describes the anguish and vexation Lot endured while living amongst the wicked in Sodom and Gomorrah. (See 2 Peter 4-10.) This same type of vexation will continue to increase as Christians continue to be subjected to lawless deeds by the wicked as they publically indulge in defiling passions. Many Christians will fall into overwhelming temptation as did Ted Haggard, because they avoided the cleansing fires of purification in the disciplining trials allowed by the Lord. False doctrines that so many embrace today will not protect the defiled and lukewarm Christian as these vexations and persecutions increase. “Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God” (2 Corinthians 7:1). Ted Haggard suffered from childhood defilements that false doctrines of this day teach to ignore or cover-up.

The gay marches have turned into exhibitions of walking filth and perversion—partial and total nudity, erotic symbols and perverted costumes, even urinating on themselves as they parade—a rainbow display of pride in total depravity. It is befitting that they chose the rainbow as the LGBT banner—an ironic mocking of God’s promise never to judge the wicked with another universal flood.

The rainbow coalition along with the far political left will not stop at this court decision, but inflict persecution towards anyone who rejects their agenda. This is a call for perseverance for the sincere saint, just as Jesus warned.

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another.  And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.  And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:9-14).

Already many fellowships and denominations are succumbing to these pressures by the rainbow coalition. Many are falling away from the living God, accepting the LGBT perversion as a lifestyle sanctioned by God.

The beheading of Christians by ISSIS is a surreal sample of the end of the age persecution that will eventually engulf the world with insane rage towards Israel and the true Evangelical-Charismatic –Pentecostal Christian. Soon you will see many on fire Christians fall away, denying Christ or joining the apostate churches. The false ecumenical super-church that is now emerging will become another evil tool in Satan’s arsenal in his attempt to destroy the bride of Christ.

It was in 1974 that I was first exposed to the true prophetic. David Wilkerson’s book, The Vision was given to me by a fellow Marine as he headed for Bible College upon retirement. This prophecy changed my life as a Christian, hitting me so hard that I was led to seek a release from active duty to pursue fulltime ministry. Miraculously, my honorable discharge came within months of my request, even though I had five more years to go on my second enlistment in the Marine Corps.

David Wilkerson’s book should be read by every sincere Christian and taken to heart as they scour Scripture for confirmation. Back in 1974 when his prophesy was published, just about everyone scoffed, ignored, or minimized Wilkerson’s vision—few at that time could imagine such ungodly and troubling things coming upon America. Pick the book up today and see for yourself how accurate David’s vision was.

Concerning the homosexual agenda, David saw many denominations and individual Christians embracing the LGBT rainbow rebellion, read the following excerpt from his 1974 vision.


        Homosexuals and Lesbians Welcomed by Super Church

I see this super church, in the guise of “understanding,” accepting homosexuals and lesbians into its membership. Homosexual and lesbian love will be vindicated by leadership of this church union and will not only be welcomed but will be encouraged.

Homosexual and lesbian ministers will be ordained and given places of authority in this church union, and will be heralded as new breed of pioneer introducing new concepts of love and evangelism.

I see coming, in nearly every major city in the United States and around the world, homosexual and lesbian churches catering exclusively to the spiritual needs of their own kind, with full recognition and support from organized religion. Sunday school and church literature will be distributed in study curriculum suggesting to children and teenagers that homosexuality is a normal and acceptable form of Christian sexual practice.

Most tragic of all, I see the day coming when the majority of homosexuals will no longer seek help from the church. Instead, they will be defended by the super church, and admired for their courage and willingness to be different. This super church will accommodate itself to the weaknesses of man’s flesh and will set out to comfort mankind in their sins. Guilt complexes will be blamed on old-fashioned “sin-condemning” preachers who speak out against the hang-ups of those who were once considered candidates for help and counseling. New teaching efforts will be focused on an attempt to enlighten men on how to live with their problems and, in fact, to enjoy these weaknesses as “gifts from God.”” Wilkerson, David. The Vision, Fleming H. Revell Company. 1974


 

America and the world have culturally crossed the moral point of no-return. God’ people are to be light and salt to the world—but that influence has been worn down to a remnant struggling to keep their heads above water. These beleaguered saints, like Abraham beseeching the Lord to spare Sodom and Gomorrah, are realizing there is insufficient number of righteous people to bring about revival, to turn back the populace from full depravity. Most of the remnant are stuck in the wilderness, crying out to anyone that will listen—pleading for Christians to get ready because trouble is coming and so is Christ.

Partially to blame for America’s downfall is the body of Christ—in our current state we have lost our divine potency to bring true reformation to America, and many deceived Christians are about to be judged with the wicked.

And like Lot and his family, so to, God’s people and a multitude of good-hearted lost souls must see and hear the true Church of Jesus Christ herald the only good news in these last days. The true and only message is: wake up to Christ’s very soon return and come away and be cleansed from the love of this world, its defilements, and its pleasures.

But like Lot lingering when told to leave, most Christians are lingering, in denial, or deceived and wavering—trying to preserve a sodomized America from its doom. Let the wicked be dealt with by the living God who is love and also a God of wrath towards the wicked and unrepentant.

Leave Them Alone

Jesus Ignored the Thief who railed at Him

Now is the time to understand what Christ taught concerning the end-of-this-age where people will no longer respond to the call to return to God and morality—especially in America. Now is the time to give up the love of this world and to give up the American dream as being God’s promise land.

The bride of Christ must become pure and separate—a priestly people living in the kingdom of Christ—truly emanating Christ within, which can no longer be faked. The lost sinner has no bearing or beacon in this hour, because the church of Jesus Christ is playing church and not living Christ.

Christ is not formed within most sincere believers; however, the fires of persecution and vexations will drive the carnal believer to holiness and to abiding in Christ. Persecution will cause the true believer in Christ  to no longer work for the Lord religiously, and to no longer be driven by false teachers fueled by carnal spiritual energy and the counterfeiting works of the devil.

Forget converting the wicked and stopping the immoral flood. We must ignore their ranting and raving and let God judge the wicked and come away from the love of this world. Jesus ignored the thief that railed at him, and we should ignore the wicked as they rail at God and rebel against his Holy convicting presence.

We must take to heart the exhortation from the Apostle Peter and believe that God knows how to spare the godly and properly deal with the wicked: “Then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority” (2 Peter 2:9-10).

If we as a people walk in Christ’s righteousness, the wicked will fall to their own demise, yet many of the deceived amongst the wicked may come away and repent if the body of Christ becomes pure and holy. God wants a holy people that he can draw (by his Spirit) lost sinners to, and not have them become condemned in false Christianity, hijacked by self-righteous finger pointing Pharisees, and definitely not die in their sins.

Because Christianity, with its public representation today, has lost its divine influence upon American, God has no choice than to first judge his house. “For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? And ‘If the righteous is scarcely saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?’” (1 Peter 4:17-18).

As the birth pangs and persecution increase, and the true body of Christ becomes pure and holy, many trapped in the LGBT lie will repent and seek help from true Christianity. Even so, the wicked rainbow coalition will pursue them and attack any ministry attempting to help in recovery. As a ministry we require former LGBT people to sign a disclaimer that indemnifies our ministry from any coercion on our part in their desire to repent and become changed by Christ.

Refining Fires of Persecution and the Great Tribulation

 Producing a Rapture Ready Pure Bride, the Final Awakening, and the Final Harvest of Souls

The fires of persecution are finally reaching the lukewarm American church, leaving most Christians confused and misled by false prophets, keeping the gullible and unprepared saint in turmoil. The Lord Jesus is allowing the devil to sift lukewarm Christians in America and the western nations—in order that the lukewarm and backslid Christian may fall away or become sold-out servants of Christ.

Like Moses dealing with Korah in the wilderness rebellion, where many of God’s people were swallowed up by the earth, so too, the fires of persecution will separate the wheat from the tares (weeds) that have grown side-by-side within the body of Christ.

Christ will have a rapture-ready bride purified by fiery trials and through persecution that will purge, cleanse, heal, and transform the body of Christ. A great falling away is about to hit the so-called Evangelical-Charismatic -Pentecostal Christians, leaving only truly transformed servants of Christ standing when the smoke clears.

The true Church of Jesus Christ will emerge as a remnant of true servants of Christ who will herald the midnight cry, “Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him” (Mathew 25:6 RSV).

First the Gospel of the Kingdom—Then the End Will Come

The Only Good News for the True Saint and a Lost and Dying World

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14).

Many Christians think the worldwide spreading of the Gospel of Christ will bring an end to evil and sin’s tyrannical reign over mankind. To the contrary, the spread of the Gospel has become an exploding powder keg that brings division, just as Jesus described:  “I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled!  I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished!  Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.  For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three.  They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law” (Luke 12:49-53).

Christ will have a holy people proclaiming the only good news for the confused lukewarm Christian and lost sinner. The only prophetic message that God is backing is, “Behold the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.”

For the kingdom of God is coming through Great Tribulation. Additionally the message to God’s people will include: Come away from the world’s wickedness and the love thereof and God will become our Father and he will use the purified bride of Christ for the great and final harvest of souls (see 2 Corinthians 6:14-18).

Satan wants to destroy the testimony of the true body of Christ, so that beleaguered, deceived, and lukewarm Christians, along with people of every nation would not know the truth concerning the current judgments of God, the coming wrath of God, and coming 1,000 year reign of Christ.

Therefore, beloved understand that God has ordained his people to endure the coming persecution and Great Tribulation—to be a testimony to whole world. That the Apostle John’s revelation of the end-times will be fulfilled:

“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!,… Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, ‘Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?’ I said to him, ‘Sir, you know.’ And he said to me, ‘These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.  Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.  They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat.  For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’”  (Revelation 7:9-17).

Make no mistake; Christ was specific as to when the rapture would occur: “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.  And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.  And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven (Mark 13:24-27).

Now is the time to wake up and prepare to be used by God in this raging battle for a pure bride and for lost souls. We must endure to the end, through the end-of-the-age persecution and tribulation, and to work in the final harvest leading to the rapture, and then return with Christ to rule with him for a 1,000 years.

America is beyond reviving, and for the sincere Christian it is past time to become abiding citizens of the kingdom of Christ. Yet, God is patiently ordering these things to not all come at once, giving the deceived child of God time to wake up and get ready. “And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end will not be at once” (Luke 21:9).

There is work to be done in the power of the living God. Do not lose heart, for Christ is coming and the world of the wicked and the false Christian will be dealt with by the wrath of God. And we are not destined for his wrath—the persecution by the wicked and the devil’s Great Tribulation will be rough, but compared to God’s wrath it’s a cake walk.

For now, learn to walk in the kingdom of Christ—in purity, in his strength, becoming dead to self and alive to God.

Let the wicked have their way—we get it all back in the end!

Copyright © 2015 Charles Pretlow All rights reserved

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