Time to Sound the Alarm Right in the Ear of Sleeping Christians

blow_shofarJesus rebuked the religious leaders of his day because they could discern the appearance of the sky, but could not discern the times they were living in (Matthew 16:3). Their Messiah was standing right in front of them, but they could not recognize Him because they lacked spiritual discernment.

When was the last time you heard a good sermon on why President Obama might be the antichrist? Or how about a sermon on why Pope Francis might be the false prophet? For the most part, these topics are considered taboo, off limits. We refuse to got there. Why is that? We claim to be believers, yet we ignore the Lord’s command when He told us to be on the alert (Matthew 25:13). Why do we call Him our Lord, but refuse to do what He commanded? Can you say hypocrite?

Gosh, we could lose our 501-C3 non-profit tax status. You just never know who might be listening! You know we need to be wise about these things, right?

Hypocrites! The American church is full of hypocrites who are just playing church. Far too many pastors only preach what is popular, what the people want to hear. Far too many believers are only interested in getting a blessing for themselves with no regard for the fact that God’s heart is breaking for His lost sheep.

So we go right on playing our religious games. Shh! Don’t anyone say anything or write anything to wake up the sleeping little Christians. They might not like that! So let’s just sing them a little lullaby.

Rock-a-bye Christians, go back to sleep,
God is going to bless you, soon you will reap!

Meanwhile, the devil’s kingdom advances unhindered because ignorant, undiscerning believers are no threat to him. The antichrist has been in the White House for over six years now, but we still don’t want to talk about it. What are we waiting for? Are we waiting for his thugs to come to our door and carry us away in the night? Shh! We better keep quiet!

Ready or not here they come. Just as the scriptures warned, the scriptures we never talked about, two beasts are arising in these last days. If the devil has his way these beasts are going to lead billions of people to their eternal destruction. Is that okay? Isn’t there something in the Bible about caring for others? Isn’t there something about rescuing the lost?

It is time to start fighting back. We fight back by studying the scriptures and obeying the Lord’s instructions to watch the signs, discern the times, and stay on the alert. Then when we see danger we sound the alarm, not quietly, but loudly. We blast it out just as loud as we can. We boldly declare the word of the Lord and expose the scheme of the devil. We warn people to wake up from their sleep and stop following these beasts. We warn them whether it makes them feel good or not. We warn them whether it tickles their ears or not. We warn them even if they scoff at us and persecute us, and many of them will. Many will not listen, but even if only a few people wake up all of our efforts will be worth it.

The unbelievers are not going to sound the alarm and unfortunately neither are lots of believers. So that leaves only a remnant left to do the job. The remnant must sound the alarm. Perhaps you and I were born for such a time as this.

James Bailey

Author: James Bailey

James Bailey is an author, business owner, husband and father of two children. His vision is to broadcast the good news of Jesus Christ through blog sites and other media outlets.

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Michael Perritte
michael perritte
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June 21, 2015 8:26 AM

Judgement begins at the house of God. The church as we know it is being and will continue to be shaken. The church has become a place of comfort and casualness not a place of Holy Spirit conviction and correction. God forbid that any behavior be called wicked, perverse or evil from the pulpit of an American church! The fear of the Lord must be restored to the church and the church must walk in power and authority again so that she impacts culture rather than culture impacting the church. With the power of the Holy Spirit we are the most powerful force on the planet!! The worldwide church united by the power of the Holy Spirit must be cleansed and restored in power and authority for a last days harvest and the coming of the bridegroom.

Faith
Faith
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April 6, 2015 11:11 PM
I believe God is working His plan . The earth is His footstool. He can bring Obama into office ,as he has chosen to do ,to wake us up from our slumber All people on the Earth are created in His image , including the muslims, he loves them , and up until the moment they die, he tries to call them into the kingdom of heaven while they are on the Earth. When they die he still loves them, but they are in the pit by their choices. Just as many non muslims go to the pit by choices. His house( the body of Christ ie. Us ) is a house of prayer . Pray for everyone created in His image to come into alignment with the Kingdom and be saved and healed. God is LOVE . We are commanded to love one another as He loves us. Our faith is not to battle man but battle the rulers and principalities and evil spirits in high places in our life and bring them under our feet ,as led by the Holy Spirit , not in our human reasoning . The faith battle is to believe what Jesus says we are , what he says we have ,and what he says we can do . Jesus said he only did what the Father showed him to do . No more , no less. Love our enemies who use us and persecute us and bless them. Our love is the key to turning the lost into the light. Jesus was not fighting the establishment .He said to pay what is Ceasors to Ceasor. Obey those placed in authority over you as if you were obeying Him. When Nebekednezer took Israel captive it was the poor who were left in place to… Read more »
Mark Holtman
Mark Holtman
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March 28, 2015 4:48 PM
Yes, very good summing up of the state of the church James. I also agree with you that there was and is nothing wrong with the original faith message (you don’t throw the baby out with the bath water). Faith is very important and in fact it is impossible to please God without IT. It is unfortunate that some rather strange people came in and twisted the teachings. I’m sure John Wesley would be crying over the state of the Methodist church today if he was alive (dry dead faithless doctrine), I’m sure the original faith teachers would also be horrified to see what has happened (recently) in some of the Pentecostal and Charismatic churches today. A lot of Christian TV is just strange and unbalanced. The devil has launched a massive attack on Biblical faith trying to undermine the believers authority and paralyze them. The devil is trying to scare you into a dry useless theological existence that lacks power. He does this by bringing in some very strange people that make a mockery of faith and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. PLEASE PEOPLE DON’T FALL FOR THIS. Satan is so scared of believers that are baptized in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues as well as all the other gifts that follow. Rightly divide the word of truth and stand firm with the full armor (ABOVE ALL TAKE UP THE SHIELD OF FAITH). Exercise your faith and it will grow by being a doer of Gods word and not a hearer only. The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwells in you and those who are led by the Spirit of God are called the sons of God (children of God) so go out and bring down strong holds of the… Read more »
David
David
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March 16, 2015 1:47 AM

Most preterist’s are Calvinist’s or at least that is what I have found? The R. C. Sproul’s of the world. These so called giant intellect’s, who have figured out the power of God and the gifts died off with the last Apostle. Imagine my shock when I decided to inquire on my Pastor’s beliefs regarding end times after several years of attendance and was told he was a preterist. I have never met a Pentecostal preterist. Ever! Brother Lawrence said if he was a preacher all he would preach is staying in the presence of God. I agree. This must be learned and it is thru trial and error. The time to practice this concept is NOW. The day will come when you and I will have to have the faith for incredible miracles. We will have to believe God to put food in our bowls, make us transparent to evil authorities or transport us like Phillip. The power of positive thinking will do nobody any good when these times arrive.

David
David
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March 16, 2015 12:31 AM

Good call James but most of the Pentecostal believers went back to seed faith teaching, prosperity, and money for miracles after 9-11, and have remained since gay marriage, loss of religious freedom and the election of Barack Obama occurred in our country. At any given time I can turn on my christian cable networks and half or more of the channels are filled with seed faith teaching of wealth and those claiming 100 fold & debt cancellation anointing. “Sow your seed” is their cry and God will bless you mightily! Need a miracle? Show God your faith by sowing money to the Lord’s ministry. No mention of faith, prayer, fasting, obedience or sacrifice. Just MONEY. This false gospel message has been bombarded all around the world. Trust me. I know many of these people. I was word of faith for 15 years. I have thrown out box fulls of tapes and books purchased down thru the years. All bunk from the best of them. I believe the prophecy given to America by Bill Hamon will take place. The Church is dysfunctional and a sleep. I recently left my church here in Scottsdale when I found out my Pastor was a preterist. Yea! A Pentecostal preterist? No need to discuss the AC. He done come and went. He’s gone.

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