Soul's Harbor Ministries

Lesson For Today 

Message to the Church

 

 

 

A Note from Ed

 

I wonder if I can get this message out of my gut right now. It has been brewing there for months, just hanging around beneath the surface. It isn’t my usual topic of discussion.

 

If you are wondering what is happening to our country right now, it is not much of a mystery. It has been coming for a long time and it is going to get a lot worse. 

 

It is imperative that we place our faith and trust in the Lord and not the government leaders, not in the economy, not in our savings or our retirement plans and our health insurance policies, nor in our credit lines and definitely not in the news.

 

The founding Fathers created a map or plan for the future when they came out with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. It was not perfect, but it gave the fledgling government something on which to stand and it was based on faith in God and laws based on His principles.

 

Today, that base has been crumbling all around us. One of the central positions of the newly formed Republic was the right to worship freely.  Our forefathers had escaped from a world of State controlled religions and wanted that yoke broken from the people. Today, the one religion that seems despised and repugnant to our leaders is Christianity, while Islam is welcomed with open arms.

 

What was once freedom of religion has become freedom from religion and the freedom to do or say any foul or despicable thing that can be conceived in the corrupt human mind. In fact, in many cases, these things are done at taxpayer expense with government approval. 

 

There is no need to go through the list. You know the evils that are pulling this once great country into the sewer. I have said repeatedly that we are entering into the post Christian era. Even much of the church is swirling around in darkness, grasping at one new extra-biblical concept after the other, trying to reconcile its platform to new  ideologies.

 

With pastors being jailed for speaking out against blatant sin and the Hate Crime Bill particulars spreading to include ‘hurtful’ speech against a person’s faith, and with government plans for taxing everything that is not nailed down and most of what is nailed down,  I believe that ministries like Saints Alive will be shut down within the next five years. 

 

I see tax exemptions for churches; their properties and the tithes and gifts of their congregations going away next. 

 

Friends, it is time to stand up and be the kinds of Christians that paved the way for the freedoms this nation once had. It is time to be bold for Christ and take back what the enemy would steal. Be as the bold men and women of God who endured tortures and  death  to speak as ambassadors for the true King.

 

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit,
 which is the word of God:
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly,
as I ought to speak. Eph 6:17-20 KJV

 

 

Your brother in Christ,

 

Ed Decker

It Has Been Foretold By the Lord

 

And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying,
Tell us, when shall these things be?
and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? 
And Jesus answered and said unto them,

 

Take heed that no man deceive you.

For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars:
see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you:
and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another,
and shall hate one another.

And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Matt 24:3-13 KJV

 

Note: Article from "Saints Alive" website. 

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