Romans 1:18-32 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”
Violence is getting worse in our world. It’s in our schools, churches, and homes. It’s also in the hands of terrorists.
When the ruling of same-sex marriage came through, the people of Sicily knew. It was all over the news. Our country is shining a light and leading the way in immorality.
The supreme court: Is this really a big deal?
God is in control!
You’re not going to stop what the prophecies in the Scriptures. We should never become vengeful, but we must become wise and not bury our heads in the sand. This ruling puts America on a very dangerous path. It is giving way to the spirit world as the end time agenda of God comes to pass.
The 10th Amendment states that any issue not in the Constitution should be left to the state and the people. All of a sudden something not in the Constitution was decided by the supreme court.
In 1972, in a moment of lucidity the supreme court rejected all of the Constitutional arguments. The supreme court found a lack of federal jurisdiction. However, politicians have nothing to do with it. It’s the spirit world.
Bullying and all these political agendas, now who’s the bad guy? Marriage is under attack. Your opinion is offensive.
We don’t need to panic or freak out. The goal and position of this church has not changed. I don’t care what color or nationality you are, I’m still going to love you like the Bible tells me to love you.
This is a great opportunity to stand out in the crowd.
Persecution is going to be on the rise. Already an Oregon-based bakery refused to make a wedding cake because it was for a lesbian couple. The bakery lost their business and nearly lost their home. This has exploded to almost an international level.
There’s a lot of Christians in America, but this country isn’t really a Christian nation. The world is the target of the Bible. America has entered into an area of persecution that we’ve never seen before.
What do we do? For those of us living for the Lord, don’t change. Be moved to prayer and brokenness before God. Love people. Don’t support something that’s anti-Bible, but reach out and love souls. Testify of the change and healing that Jesus offers. God is real and He does deliver. That’s what this world needs.
Let Apostolic truth get into places it’s never been before. ‘Love your neighbor. Pray for those who persecute you.’
In ancient times, it is believed that Incas and Mayans have writings that only ‘enlightened ones’ have access to. It is believed that those writings have the secrets of establishing societies and destroying societies.
1. Good morals are necessary to establish and sustain a society.
2. Honor is important in a military in order to establish and sustain a society.
How to destroy a society:
1. Demoralize the family unit.
2. Blur the lines between men and women.
3. Promote sexual activity in all unnatural ways.
From ‘Goals for the Communists to Take over America’:
- Get control of the schools.
- Gain control of movies, TV, media.
- Promote homosexuality, promiscuity as normal and natural and healthy.
- Infiltrate churches and replace revealed religion with social religion.
- Eliminate prayer in schools.
- Make divorce easy.
- Feminize and disarm both citizenry and military.
What does the Bible say about the end?
2 Tim 3:1 “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” (Perilous or dangerous)
2 Thes 1:6-8 “since indeed God considers it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you, and to grant relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus” (ESV).
We don’t need to get vengeful. The world will be the world. God says it’s all right if God repays evil with evil, because He’s holy.
Saul who became Paul was killing Christians and God said, ‘Why are you messing with Me?’
Rev 8:1-13 “And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed. And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter. And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise. And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!”
Pompeii was like Sodom and Gomorrah all over again. In a moment’s time it was destroyed.
There are six main super volcanoes in the world. If one erupts, it could cover over 1000 miles with lava. What happened in Sodom and Gomorrah? Fire fell from heaven.
There’s a ring of fire in the North Pacific. People think Sicily is the result of volcanic activity. The Bible says there will be an earthquake that will destroy all the islands in the world.
Don’t worry about ISIS. There is One who has the power to destroy body and soul!
The largest volcano in the world is in Yellowstone. When it erupts it will cause a cataclysmic effect. It will make a large portion of the world uninhabitable. It will decrease the temperature of the entire earth. America has 3 super volcanoes. It’s only a matter of time.
The power that God has in His ability shakes us to our very souls! If America’s real Christian church does not realize who we are, God will not postpone the Judgement Day.
God will put out the sun the same way He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.
The symbol of the rainbow is a symbol of promise, not pride!
2 Tim 4:1-5 “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.”
Preach the Word. It’s only the Word of God that will get us through!
Don’t give up! Watch and Pray in all situations, in endurance. Make it until it’s over.
Reach souls. Love people. Lift people up.
Excerpted from a sermon preached by Pastor Anthony LoCascio.
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