Month: April 2019

As it was in the Days of Lot

Sodomite assault on God’s People is Ever Increasing! By Charles Pretlow 04/18/2019

But they said, ‘Stand back!’ And they said, ‘This fellow came to sojourn, and he would play 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. But the men put forth their hands and brought Lot into the house to them, and shut the door. And they struck with blindness the men who were at the door of the house, both small and great, so that they wearied themselves groping for the door” (Genesis 19:9-11).

Jesus warned of a major red flag warning that the end-of-this-age is very near is:  “Likewise as it was in the days of Lot — they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built,  but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom fire and sulphur rained from heaven and destroyed them all—so will it be on the day when the Son of man is revealed” (Luke 17:28-30).

There is a law being proposed in the House of Representatives, H.R. 5 that is called the Equality Act. The following is a brief overview on how this law if passed will target Christians in every area of life, including church, work and our personal space.

  • Churches would be forced to host same-sex ceremonies.
  • Churches will lose tax-exempt status for noncompliance.
  • Colleges will lose accreditation for noncompliance.
  • Noncompliant colleges will be ineligible to receive student loans, causing most religious schools to compromise their core mission or close.
  • If churches or religious organizations take overnight trips, including sports or mission trips, they cannot segregate rooms by biological gender.
  • Biological men will have access to bathrooms, showers, and nursing-mother rooms at any time, and stay as long as they please.
  • Churches would be forced to hire staff involved in LGBT conduct, even positions of authority in affiliated daycare classes and give them complete access to all children in the restrooms.
  • Cross-dressers could demand that they be greeters, ushers, Sunday School teachers, and more.
  • Even the smallest slight would give someone the legal right to sue the church. For example, if a person assumed they were turned down for a staff position because of a LGBT lifestyle, they could sue the church for damages, even if that was not the reason they were denied the job!

If H.R. 5 passes, it will take away our religious freedom and right to say to no to the sexually perverse from coming right into our places of worship, in our Christians schools and child day cares, and come right into personal space in public. This defiling agenda invaded the homes of millions of Christians through TV, cable, and internet, just as Lot and his family witnessed. (“By what that righteous man saw and heard as he lived among them, he was vexed in his righteous soul day after day with their lawless deeds” 2 Peter 2:8)

The Christian opposition (most in self-righteous finger pointing), in their stance against the LGBT agenda through these many years has done nothing, other than ignite a backlash against true Christians.

Christians are at a threshold of having their legal right to say no taken away, just as Lot had no civil rights or legal recourse to stop the homosexual mob demanding to sexually assault Lot’s angelic quests. As we see in the passage I quoted from Genesis, when Lot pleaded with the mob to stop their evil assault, they threatened Lot saying, “Now we will deal worse with you than with them.”

The LBGT lobby is on the verge gaining legal authority to pound on our very doors and barge into our personal lives, and enter our fellowship, our places of business and work to touch, defile and blaspheme.

In 2004 we published our first book entitled the Horsemen Cometh, Racing Towards the Midnight Cry, now in its third edition. Back then we saw this coming landslide of the LGBT assault upon Christian freedoms. In the following excerpt I predicted what Christians would be soon facing, and here we are now.

What I saw and wrote was the increase of persecution and hate-filled madness, which is now boiling over, much like what Lot faced in Sodom. This is a major sign that Christ instructed true believers to watch for and brace against as the end-of-this-age races to its troubling climax.

This excerpt is from chapter 5, titled, The Self-Righteous Are Fighting A Losing Battle and in the section titled, The Power of The Wicked Will Increase:

Soon, much lawlessness and evil will be legal in this nation. During this time, Christians must endure and trust their souls to a faithful Creator. (See 1 Peter 4:19.)

The Mayor of San Francisco openly defied state laws by granting thousands of homosexual and lesbian marriages, performing ceremonies at city hall in celebrating Saint Valentine’s Day, 2004. The State of Massachusetts is also grappling with this Sodomite issue. Yes, we will see more and more vile practices become legal. More Janet Jackson-type shocking exposures will become the norm, as if it were a contest for entertainers to push the moral limits.

Until now, society and Christians had the choice whether or not to carry on a sinful lifestyle and expose one’s self to immorality. We can go to an adult bookstore secretly; we can access pornography on the Internet or watch X-rated videos in the privacy of our home. Christians can participate in all of this secretly and still act like a saint on Sunday and Wednesday. The temptations have always been there, but soon we will not have a choice. Filth and perversion will knock at our doors, demanding participation, just as it was in the days of Lot!

The civil government of Sodom and Gomorrah sanctioned the attempted assault of the two men (angels) sent by the Lord to warn Lot. Evil men knocked on Lot’s door, demanding that Lot’s guests come out to them so they could sexually assault them. The laws of the city did not protect Lot or his guests. Lot could not call on the city for any legal or police protection. The wicked were within their rights!

The only way Lot and his family received protection and deliverance was by direct intervention from God. “Then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trial, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passions and despise authority” (2 Peter 2:9-10).

Today, evil men and women are bold and willful, having no fear to revile and assault others. Society is regressing to animalistic behavior and reveling in broad daylight.

Increasingly, new laws make way for lewd and obscene public behavior. This activity is looked upon as a Constitutional freedom, freedom of speech and expression, which will open doors to market perverse lifestyles and enlist new recruits. Soon public nudity will gain legality in certain places in our nation, as different levels of government increasingly license lewd conduct in the name of freedom of speech and freedom of expression.

Christians everywhere are hoping and praying for the restoration of morality, but the church must turn to God and clean house if any true change in society is to take place.

The doctrines of demons that many Christians have embraced concerning spiritual warfare and protection under God’s grace will be like cardboard walls against a hurricane! The Satanic power that evil people will obtain can only be withstood by the pure saint who truly has Christ formed within them.

I have outlined a few doctrines that Satan has gotten many Christians to practice. If you believe these lies, it is time for you to renounce these superstitious faithless teachings for what they are and have the real armor of God put on you.

Evil will demonstrate its power arrogantly and the weak, selfish, undisciplined Christian will not have any strength or protection against this onslaught. Many of these deceived Christians will wonder what happened and try to find answers. They will question their phony and weak minister or pastor and the old pat answers will be seen for what they are: whitewashed lies. In dismay, many of these spiritually wounded Christians will find help from the righteous remnant that God has trained to minister during this coming dark hour. They will have the answers and the anointing of the true Christ to help others begin the cleansing work of the Holy Spirit and stand victoriously.

As for the rest, they will wander in a spiritual wasteland, groping in darkness, looking for an easy way out. Satan will deceive them even more. Christians who hate reproof and correction will find false safety and false peace. These false Christians will become part of the false church. They are the foolish maidens about whom Jesus prophesied concerning the end of the age. End of excerpt.

Get a Grip and Remember Lot’s Wife

In my last blog I shared that great stress will continue to mount and come upon Christians. Thus, it is the time to get a mental and emotional grip by strengthening our faith concerning all that is now taking place. As we see Christ’s end-of-the-age warnings come to pass, we must wake up, raise our heads and look forward to receiving the coming Christ and the physical coming of the kingdom of God. We can’t raise our heads in an unfaltering manner if we do not take our eyes off trying to save and restore America. We must prepare to endure to the end of this coming trouble and then be rescued.

Redemption is drawing near for the righteous in Christ, who are ready. “Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near” (Luke 21:28). “But watch at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of man” (Luke 21:36).

An important aspect of strengthening our faith is walking in purity of heart and true holiness.

The Apostle Paul admonishes us to: “Cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear of God” (2 Corinthians 7:1). If we still harbor past issues and secret heart defilements, sooner than later we can expect Satan to assault us with his evil people, in many cases, the attacks will be relentless.

And if we try to fight off these personal assaults in the power of our flesh, we can expect a beating. This will be due to our own defiling issues of heart and spirit that weakens our armor in Christ.

Many are held spellbound by the spiritual defiling powers of the wicked, just like Lot and his wife: “As morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Up! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be swept away in the punishment of the city.” But he lingered. So the men seized him and his wife and his two daughters by the hand, the LORD being merciful to him, and they brought him out and set him outside the city” (Genesis 19:15-16).

When evil is directed at us, and we still have hidden defilements within our heart and spirit, we will be vexed to the core of our being and linger in a spellbound trance. We must walk in strength of faith through the cleansing discipline of the Lord that we may escape and be rescued from this coming onslaught of evil.

The wicked will come against us in the same manner as they did against Lot and his wife: “And if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the licentiousness of the wicked (for by what that righteous man saw and heard as he lived among them, he was vexed in his righteous soul day after day with their lawless deeds), then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trial, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment” (2 Peter 2:7-9 RSV).

Lot was rescued, however his wife had issues still within her heart and spirit that led her to disobey and look back. Jesus warned using Lot’s wife as example of what to expect: “So will it be on the day when the Son of man is revealed. On that day, let him who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away; and likewise let him who is in the field not turn back. Remember Lot’s wife” (Luke 17:30-32).

Ask Christ to show you what is hidden within your heart and spirit that grips you and causes you to linger—those things that may very easily cause you to look back and be left behind and locked out of eternity.

Let God discipline you in order to break the spell of those things that hold you captive to the love of this world and the mesmerizing power of the wicked. Allow God to reveal to you not only the defilements within you that you can’t see, but also the issues and defilements that you don’t want to see.

Have You Been Taught to Avoid the Discipline of the Lord?

The discipline of the Lord is the only way to obtain God’s grace and walk in his holiness. For those Christians who are taught to avoid the discipline of the Lord, they will find themselves at great risk on being left behind. Many will find that they never grew up into salvation to become a child of God:

“If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it” (Hebrews 12:8-11).

A Final Note: Many have been encouraged by my book mentioned in this article. If you have not obtained a copy of, The Horsemen Cometh Racing towards the midnight cry, we have made it available in PDF format to be downloaded so it can be easily read on your computer. Here is the path to our online bookstore for order the complete book. To order the physical book and have it mailed to you, here is our order link.

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“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,  to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,  until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,  so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes” (Ephesians 4:11-14).

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Getting a Mental/Emotional Grip

Overcoming End of the Age Internal Turmoil  By Charles Pretlow 04/01/2019 stress-fatique

“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of stress” (2 Timothy 3:1 RSV).

How is your mental and emotional stability? As a believer, are you suffering from LDSF?

With so many mental/emotional maladies, I decided to add one more— Last Days Stress Fatigue.

Most Christians don’t realize how fatigued they really are. Though they may seem energetic and hopeful, primarily this is because they have been taught to pretend away the reality of last days stressors. Unfortunately, that just creates is a superficial false peace.

The passive zombie like effects working on most Christians today are about to take a terrible toll. Most believers are asleep, unprepared, and distracted from hearing God’s call to wake up and get ready.

A humble, godly fear while trusting and not fretting will bring the joy of the Lord and His peace amid turmoil. However, few allow Christ to show them how they are truly bogged down with the cares of this life. Already, Christians are beginning to lose their grip on emotional and mental stability.

Jesus is saying to the us in this moment of time: “But watch at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of man” (Luke 21:36).

You can count on these times of stress to increase. In fact, Christ also said of the time that is now approaching rapidly: And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth distress of nations in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves,  men fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken” (Luke 21:25-26).

Many are suppressing the stressor and ignoring the signs, and those who don’t have a proper grip on all the mounting end-time stress, a last days stress fatigue will reach a breaking point, and it won’t be pretty.

Unbelievers and unprepared Christians alike will be swallowed up in emotional and mental anguish and hysteria.  Many on-fire Christians are about to crumble in faith from the mounting fears and threatening troubles, because they were not warned and taught on how to prepare and how to endure to the end.

God is going to use these times of increasing stress to test the hearts of millions of believers. For those who played church, ignored warnings such as this warning and the prophesies of Christ will likely find themselves numbered among the foolish Christians locked out of the coming kingdom of God.

Jesus foretold of this coming hour, “But he who endures to the end will be saved” (Matthew 24:13).

Give God Permission to Bring Fire into Your Life

Behold, Christ is knocking on the door of the hearts of millions of believers. Now is the time to buy from Christ security and protection by allowing his hand of discipline to show us what is lacking.

Christ is saying to his church in America:

“Therefore I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, that you may be rich, and white garments to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nakedness from being seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see.  Those whom I love, I reprove and chasten; so be zealous and repent.  Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.  He who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I myself conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.  He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches'” (Revelation 3:18-22).

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