Follow the trail of the following Scriptures and you will go from being a carnal-minded sinner to a fruit-bearing child of the True and Living God through the Lord Jesus Christ energized by the indwelling Holy Spirit.

How does the parable of the sower show who bears fruit unto holiness?

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. And great multitudes were gathered together unto Him, so that He went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. And He spoke many things unto them in parables, saying, “Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside, and the fowls came and devoured them up: Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixty-fold, some thirty-fold. Who has ears to hear, let him hear.” … “Hear therefore the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the Word of the Kingdom, and understands it not, then comes the wicked one, and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the wayside. But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that hears the Word, and shortly with joy receives it; Yet he has not root in himself, but endures for a while: for when tribulation or persecution arises because of the Word, by and by he is offended. He also that received seed among the thorns is he that hears the Word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the Word, and he becomes unfruitful. But he that received seed into the good ground is he that hears the Word, and understands it; which also bears fruit, and brings forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”

There are four ways people react to God’s Word. First, they can reject it all together and let Satan continue to deceive them. Second, they can be a fair-weather Christian and forsake the Word if things go against them. Third, they can get involved in the cares of the world and deceitful riches and let the Word be choked out of their lives. Fourth, they can receive the Word without reservation, go all out for God and grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus. These people bear fruit unto righteous and true holiness nonstop.

The other 75% fall away and are burned in the eternal flames of hell’s fire and brimstone. As the saying goes, “If you are not all out for God, you are not out at all.” Half-hearted commitment to God will not work. A total surrender to the whole will of God brings lasting result. There are no exceptions.

Some branches support the fruit bearing branches that are joined to them. These people are ministers of God in their respective relationships that support the branches producing the fruit of the Spirit. They are supportive branches through a personal relationship. Some of these relationships are: families supporting their communities, church pastors supporting their church members, church members supporting church members, parents supporting their children, mothers supporting fathers, neighbors supporting neighbors, employers supporting their employee, teachers supporting their students, governments supporting their citizens, and nations supporting nations. Everyone acts as a channel to bring blessings to the world through a loving personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Those who are detached from the Lord Jesus Christ can do no lasting good to themselves, their God, or their neighbors. The following Scripture shows how this works in the church.

Ephesians 4:11-16 And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the Head, even Christ: From Whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, makes increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

How does a Christian bear fruit unto holiness?

John 15:1-11 I am the True Vine, and My Father is the Husbandman. Every branch in Me that bears not fruit He takes away: and every branch that bears fruit, He purges it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now you are clean through the Word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can you, except you abide in Me. I am the Vine, you are the branches: He that abides in Me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without Me you can do nothing. If a man abide not in Me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be My disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue in My love. If you keep My commandments, you shall abide in My love; even as I have kept My Father’s commandments, and abide in His love. These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

Galatians 5:16-26 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that you cannot do the things that you would. But if you be led of the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Energized through the love of God shed abroad in their hearts by the Holy Spirit, they produce much fruit. Through the life blood of the True and Living God that comes from the root (gospel of Jesus) through the Vine (Jesus) to the branches (Christians). It produces the fruit of the Spirit.

How are the hindrances of bearing fruit unto holiness removed from our lives?

Romans 8:1-17 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwells in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if you live after the flesh, you shall die: but if you through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together.

A fleshly/carnal lifestyle is exchanged for a spiritual lifestyle. The natural results that follow such a transaction are revealed in Romans 8:12-39; 12-15:13.

How do Christians “grow” the Word of God in their lives to produce abundant fruit unto holiness?

Psalm 37:1-11 (A Psalm of David.) Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be envious against the workers of iniquity (lawlessness). For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and verily you shall be fed. Delight yourself also in the LORD; and He shall give your the desires of your heart. Commit your way unto the LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. And He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgment as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him: fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not yourself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yes, you shall diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Contrasts between the wicked and the righteous are shown in Psalm 37:12-40. Christians are the righteous. People living for the world, the flesh and the devil are the wicked.

In summary

There are two ways to live our life in this life – the highway of holiness or the low way of rebellion against God and His Word. Most people choose to live on the low way for the world, the flesh and the devil. Some people choose to live on the highway of holiness for the True and Living Creator-Redeemer God. In the parable of the sower we see that 25% live for Jesus while the other 75% “do that which is right in their own eyes.”

Only those who are securely attached to the Vine (Jesus) can bear fruit unto holiness. Some branches have fruit-bearing branches attached to them. These acts as a channel that supports other’s respective ministries.

We either produce the fruit of the Spirit through the power of the Holy Spirit or the works of the flesh through the carnal mind. To produce much fruit unto holiness, we must be at peace with God, others and ourselves. Our relationship with God determines our relationship with others. The more we express our love for God as outlined in Psalm 37 the greater is our capacity to love others with a pure heart, a good conscience and a steadfast faith as expressed in 1 Timothy 1:5-7.

Having truly turned from a path of sin and rebellion against God and His Word, we enter into a life of holiness, abounding in loving service to God and others as expressed in Galatians 5:22-26. This is all made possible through the Lord Jesus Christ.

Satan has always had a violent hatred against Christ-centered, family-based motherhood! For example: (1) Satan conned Eve into eating fruit God told her not to eat. Satan was trying to make God kill the human race. See Genesis 2:16-17; 3:13. (2) Satan caused angels to fornicate with beautiful women in Noah’s generation. Satan was attempting to turn the human race into a demonic society. Only 8 people escaped the worldwide flood. See Genesis 6:1-8; 7:17-24 and Jude 1:6. (3) Satan used Moabite women to “play the harlot” with Israelite men. Twenty-four thousand people died as a result of this Satanic attack on motherhood. See Numbers 25:1-3, 9. (4) Satan used Jezebel to force Israel to worship demons. She enticed her husband-king to worship Baal and to kill one of his neighbors. Both had a terrible death. See 1 Kings 16:31-33; 21; 22:34-40; 2 Kings 9:30-36. (5) Satan deceived the women of Israel in Jeremiah’s generation to worship the “Queen of Heaven” to their own destruction. This corrupted motherhood by causing women to mislead a whole nation to forsake God and which finally resulted in Israel being carried away captive to Babylon. See Jeremiah 44:16-19; 52. Other ways Satan fights Christ-centered, family-based motherhood are: (6) Homosexuality, (7) abortion, (8) pornography, (9) attacks on family values, (10) Corrupting our youth and children, (11) adultery, (12) disrespect for the family’s chain of command, (13) disrespect for civil authority, (13) women’s rights movement, (14) UN Rights of the Child, (15) drunkenness and (16) prostitution.

Adding insult to injury, Satan degrades women and motherhood by appearing as a beautiful woman to deceive us into believing a lie. Consider the following: (1) The beautiful woman who appeared to George Washington at Valley Forge (http://usa-the-republic.com/items%20of%20interest/vision.html) was Satan. The struggle George Washington had was a battle between God and Satan. Satan was attempting to distort God’s vision to His servant concerning the future of America. The vision is true and is coming to pass. (2) The Catholic Mary Appearances. This is another example where Satan is using a beautiful woman to deceive. This is a lying spirit claiming to be Jesus’ mother, Mary. Mary died a normal death and is awaiting the resurrection like all the other saints of God. (See Deuteronomy 18:9-13 which tells us NOT to seek communications with the dead.) Mary was greatly honored by God. She deserves to be held in great respect. Do not be fooled. Jesus is the ONLY mediator between God and men. See John 14:6; 1 Timothy 2:3-7 below.  Beware! Any time a woman angel brings a message to you, Satan is up to no good. God does NOT have women angels. (“Touched by an Angel” was just nice women doing nice things for others.) Satan is using this method to deceive and destroy your faith in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ. If you fall for this, Satan will lead you into strong delusions. All who do not accept the Bible as God’s “operation manual” for everyone, set themselves up for this. See Romans 1:14-32 to see what happens to those who disregard God’s Word. If the message is against the plain teaching of the Word of God, it is from Satan with no exceptions. See Galatians 1:6-10 below.

In light of Satan’s war on women in general and motherhood in particular, test the spirits with the following Scriptures: John 3:16-21 – “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.” John 14:6-7 – Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.” 1 Timothy 2:3-7 – This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one Mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, to be testified at the proper time. For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. Galatians 1:6-10 – I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed! For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 – For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds. Jeremiah 23:26 – How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies, and that prophesy the delusions of their own heart? Isaiah 66:4 – I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spoke, they did not hear: but they did evil before My eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not. Jeremiah 14:14 – Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in My name: I did not send them, neither have I commanded them, nor spoke unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of naught, and the deceit of their heart.

Which would you rather hear from your children and grandchildren? “Thank you for being a godly example to follow by voting for a man of principle!” Or, “why did you give us a poor example to follow by voting for the lesser of two evils?” “Thank you for being courageous to do what was needed to restore our nation to its original greatness!” Or, “why did you cow-down to the lesser of two evils party line that has brought us to this eternal ruin?” “Thanks for voting for God’s will rather than the will of ungodly politicians!” Or, “I thought you were the greatest and you have done this to me! I trusted you to do the right thing with all my heart and you have betrayed my trust! If this is Christianity, I don’t want to have anything to do with it!” This is not an exaggeration! Take heed! Our children and grandchildren deserve the best!

Before you vote for the lesser of two evils, consider this. Voting for evil of any kind is to vote against those you love. Worse yet, you have disobeyed direct commands of God that say, “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good” (1 Thessalonians 5:21, 22; Romans 12:21). Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” 

It gets worse! The Lord showed me that to vote for evil is participating in sorcery. Acts 8:9-11is an example. It reads, “But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving that himself was some great one: To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, ‘This man is the great power of God.’ And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.” Our children and grandchildren deserve better! When the people believed Phillip’s message about Jesus, they forsook Simon, the sorcerer. Do you want to support a sorcerer or a man of principle? The choice is yours! 

Perhaps, you do not understand the seriousness of our situation! We are no longer a nation “of the people, for the people, by the people.” Our “ruling elite” masters are now crafting laws (Like Executive Order 13603) to force us to bow to their unconstitutional actions and attitudes. The last count I saw was the present fraud Government has 1,700,000,000 rounds of high impact bullets. This is not acceptable in a free society! Our children and grandchildren deserve better! 

The Bible calls God ordained rulers “ministers of God” to administer God’s justice in our free society. Read Romans 13:1-7. If our rulers are not following Romans 13:1-7, they are not to be supported. We should never vote for “the lesser of two evils.” Virgil Goode is God’s choice for our next president. Get out and vote for him on 6 November 2012.

To restore our free society, we must bring our Government back to the Bible-based value system of our founding documents. The Mayflower Compact and The Declaration of Independence are our foundational documents. The Constitution of the United States of America is the superstructure built on this foundation (our Governmental By-Laws). 

Unconstitutional laws and treaties enacted by a “run-away government” are not the laws of the land. We are not obligated to do them! This demands our immediate action! To save our nation, our Constitution must be strictly enforced. 

Doing the following will free us from the tyranny of the “shadow Government” harassing us:

  • Repeal Amendments XVI (16) and XVII (17). This removes the IRS and takes us back to Article I – Section 3.1.

  • Return to Article I – Section 8.5 of our Constitution. This is a value-based money system, not a debt-based one.

  • No foreign power like the CFR and UN should dictate our policies (foreign or domestic).

  • Enforce Article 1 – Section 9.8. No title of nobility or anything from a foreign government.

Only a man of principle and a love for our county will work with us to make this happen!

We have held to our two-party system and refused to do God’s will in this matter way too long. Neither the present Republican Party nor the Democrat Party candidates will do us any good. If we continue with this two-party dialectic system, we will continue to be carried down their road to eternal ruin. Let’s take action now! The first thing we need to do is to follow 2 Chronicles 7:14 to draw near to God. Then trust Him to hear from heaven, forgive our sins and heal our land by delivering us from the present two-party system. 

God has given us good men election after election. God is using the Constitution Party to give us a man of principle. His name is Virgil Goode. He has a good record. He will do us good and not harm. His running mate is Jim Clymer. Jim is also a man of honesty and integrity. They will work as a team with us to restore our free society. 

BE BRAVE! FEEL GOOD! Support Virgil Goode who shares your God-given values. Forget the propaganda! Wasting your vote is not the issue. The issue is, will you vote for the lesser of two evils, or will you do God’s will and vote for a man who has your best interest at heart? 

By the way, Virigil Goode is on enough State ballots to win the election. If he is not on your state ballot, with few exceptions, you can write him in. Go to www.votesmart.org and www.goodeforpresident2012.com to find out more. 

(Make this go viral! Email it to everyone, everywhere! We are at a crossroad! Time is running out!)

There is a sure way to destroy any nation. It has been done over and over again with great success. You will have no trouble doing it. It is very easy to do with very little effort on your part. You will find most people will gladly give you all the support you need to get it done.

The first thing to do is to get everyone to believe you are helping them improve the peace and well-being of their lives. Make them feel you have their best interests in mind. The rest is easy.

Get a scapegoat. You will need this when everything starts to fall apart. Give the citizens the impression that there are people among them that are to blame for all the problems they are experiencing. Then go to work to destroy these “enemies” of the people. First, define the “enemies” as hateful people that are just working for their own interests. Call them hypocrites, warmongers, liars, giving many “reasons” for believing this to be a true report of these “wicked” people. Never allow these “wicked” people to stand up with a defense for themselves. Accuse them of things like censoring, or being uneducated, outdated, misinformed, unscientific if they attempt to do so. Then, incite the people to war against these people who are accused of causing division and strife among them.

If this does not work at first, just keep at it until nearly everyone believes the
“ruling elite” have all the answers and these people are not to be trusted. Get the people looking to the state to supply all their needs. Do not allow the family the freedom to make their own decisions. Never allow the people to think. The state will do all their thinking for them. All they have to do is serve and obey the state. If anyone refuses to obey the state, destroy them in such a way as to strike fear in anyone else who thinks to follow their example.

Having overcome your opposition, you are now ready to tear down everything the citizens trust to be true. Get into their schools, churches, governments, medias, families, courts, businesses, entertainment and sports. Tell them there are no moral absolutes. Get the people believing they can do what gives them the greatest pleasure. All the while do not let anyone question or oppose you. Accuse those who oppose you of treason and subversion. Ban their books, close their churches, outlaw their organizations as being against the people. If this does not silence them, destroy them any way you can.

By all means, remove any thought of an exclusive Creator-Redeemer God from them. Preach love and peace. Do not allow anything to be preached about judgment for rebellion against this Creator-Redeemer God. Remove songs from their hymnals that refer to judgment for sins, the blood atonement, warring against the devil and his cohorts. Rewrite the Bible to your liking. Be sure to point out all the bad things in the Bible. Make the Bible contradict itself. Do not let anyone think the Bible is the inspired Word of God. Call it a man-made book. Say it is outdated with many mistakes. Call its creation account a myth. Say evolutionary processes created everything. Tell people they can create their own religion. Tell them we are all serving the same god in our own way. Tell them all religions are equal. If anyone tells people anything else, make them an example of people who hate the state.

Let anyone join the church, preach tolerance, social justice and equal rights, let anyone preach in the church regardless of their moral or spiritual values. If anyone objects, accuse them of hate crimes or censoring. Preach separation of church and state. Call their national documents worthless pieces of paper. Rewrite their history books to your own liking. When the nation starts falling apart, blame “the scapegoats” for it.

What I have described above is called socialism outside the church and liberalism inside the church. Its foundation is a mixture of lies, deception and intimidation. The end result is slavery to a “ruling elite” who rule over us with an iron fist. This is the end result of a secular society under humanist control. IS THIS REALLY WHAT WE WANT?

There is a way that seems right to us but the end thereof is the way of death—Proverbs 14:12; 16:25. We need to shake ourselves free from the hypnotic influences of the world, the flesh and the devil that are the driving forces behind this ungodly organization. If we do not turn to the True and Living God and His Word, we are destined to be ruled by tyrants. Now is the day to turn to God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength—Luke 10:27. “Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty”–2 Corinthians 3:17. It is “the truth that shall make us free”–John 8:32. Jesus is “the way, the truth and the life”–John 14:6. Only Jesus has “the words of eternal life”–John 6:68. Jesus came that we “might have life” and that we “may have it more abundantly”–John 10:10.

LET US SING! “Our fathers’ God, to Thee, Author of liberty, To Thee we sing: Long may our land be bright With freedom’s holy light; Protect us by Thy might, Great God, our King!”–My County, ‘Tis of Thee, verse 4.

LET US PRAY! Lord God, Creator-Redeemer of us all, forgive us for allowing our enemies to rule over us. Give us the courage to turn from our evil ways. Help us to resist the devil and his cohorts. Help us live for You and those around us. Make us everything you have created us to be. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Howard Eugene Wright is a retired pastor and author of “Deceitful Masters” and the “God’s Treasure Chest of Biblical Truth” series.

When you repent and believe the gospel you enter into a new life in Christ Jesus. Your old lifestyle of rebellion against God and man is exchanged for a lifestyle that loves God completely and loves your neighbor as yourself.

You must repent and believe the gospel because God demands it of you. Jesus said if you do not repent you will perish. Acts 4:12 tells you Jesus is the “only name under heaven given among men whereby you must be saved.” Jesus tells you He is “the way, the truth and the life” and that no one comes to God the Father except through God the Son. See John 14:6.

God is the Sovereign of the Universe. God makes the rules for your good. A fool breaks His rules to his or her own destruction. He is not required to obey you. You are required to trust and obey Him in every area of your life. “God is not a man that He should lie, neither the son of man, that He should repent: has He said, and He shall not do it? Or, has He spoken, and shall He not make it good? And also the Strength of Israel will not lie, nor repent: for He is not a man that He should repent” (Numbers 23:19; 1 Samuel 15:29). You repent and believe the gospel and God forgives you and cleans you up.

There was a time when God winked at man’s ignorance. He now commands everyone to repent. “And the times of this ignorance God winked at, but now commands ALL men everywhere to repent: because He has appointed a day in the which He will judge the world in righteousness, by that Man whom He has ordained, whereof He has given assurance unto all men in that He has raised Him from the dead” (Acts 17:30, 31).

God never has and never will change His stand on sin. See Jeremiah 18:7-10 concerning His stand on a nation that rebels against Him and the hope He gives those who repent. “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God” (Psalm 9:17). Paul understood this. Paul said, “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation, to everyone that believes, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek” (Romans 1:16). He was called by God to preach the gospel to everyone. Paul knew it makes no difference who, where or what your relationship is with other people. No one is above God’s laws. Because of this, Paul went everywhere, “Testifying both to the Jews and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21).

God is longsuffering and will bring you into His family IF you repent and believe the gospel. “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise (as some men count slackness) but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). Again, if you do not repent, you will perish.

You may ask, “How do I repent?” The answer to this question is as follows: First, you agree with God that you are a sinner in need of His forgiveness and mercy. Here is a short description of sin as recorded in Romans 3:10-18, 23: “As it is written, There is none righteous, no not one: There is none that understands, there is none that seeks after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable, there is none that does good, no not one. Their throat is an open sepulchre, with their tongues they have used deceit, the poison of asps is under their lips: whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: their feet are swift to shed blood. Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes. … All have sinned and come short of the Glory of God.” Secondly, you must be sorry for how your wicked lifestyle has disgraced God and brought hardship to others. This is true godly sorrow. “For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation not to be repented of, but the sorrow of the world works death” (2 Corinthians 7:10). Next, you must turn away from ALL your sinful ways. Do not attempt to justify your sinful actions and attitudes. “He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesses and forsakes them, shall have mercy” (Proverbs 28:13). Then, when God forgives you of your sinful lifestyle, you must never turn back to do it ever again. After this, you must acknowledge and wholeheartedly believe that Jesus Christ is the only One Who can change you into a new creation who loves and obeys God in every area of your life. Also, part of repentance is making things right with others. This is called restitution. If you have taken something that belongs to someone else, you give it back to that person or persons.

Keep in mind, God does not have a double standard. What it takes for you to be saved from your sins is what it is going to take for you to stay saved. If you go back to your old ways, you will have to start the above things all over again.

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We are quickly falling apart because most people are daring to defy God, walk in the counsel of the ungodly, stand in the way of sinner and sit in the seat of the scornful. (See Psalms 1 and 2.) We have followed after liars, deceivers, sorcerers, demons or spirit guides, false prophets and teachers, and Satan, to name a few. Have we been here? Are we here now? Nothing like a little excitement once in a while. Right? Let me tell you on the authority of God’s Word—if we dare to continue in this foolhardy path, we are going to have more excitement than we bargained for! If we do not turn to God and turn away from our destructive lifestyles, we are doomed to hell fire and brimstone. See Psalm 9:17.

The problem is, most all people like to do daring things all the time. The more dangerous or against their better judgment or common sense it is, the more they like it. There seems to be something in our nature that causes us to be daring. We like taking chances. We know what we are doing is not right, but we do it anyway. This drive is so strong that we end up doing the wrong thing even when we want to do better. We may promise ourselves and others that we are going to reform our ways, and then end up doing the very things we promised to quit.

Relax! My dare to you is not anything like this. This is a dare that takes courage. If you do it, it will greatly improve your relationships with God, others and yourself. It is so great you will wonder, “Why did I wait so long to do this?!”

Let’s face it, when we get too daring, bad things happen to us. This is not aways apparent. You know, we can practice a bad habit for years before it “catches up” with us. We know smoking and chewing tobacco is bad for our health, but we do it anyway. Alcoholic beverages are just as bad, but we continue “hitting the bottle.” A side note: I thought only babies were supposed to suck the bottle. The more acceptable ones are bad eating and sleeping habits. Another one is using legal and illegal drugs “to get through the day.” Thus, we dare to play Russian Roulette with our physical bodies all the time.

How about your emotional and moral life? Are you very daring with your emotions of love, resentments, anger, fear, compulsions, hypocrisy, happiness, selfishness, work and play? Do you know some of these emotions can take you to an early grave? You can end up with everything from high blood pressure to diabetes by over-stressing yourself with forbidden love relationships, resentments against those who have wronged you, unfounded fears, and the like.

How about your spiritual life? Are you foolishly daring in this area of your life? Worshiping the wrong god can have eternal consequences. If you are not worshiping the Living, Eternal, Creator-Redeemer God, you are worshiping the wrong god. To dare to disregard God and do what comes naturally, is the most dangerous thing of all. The reason being it has eternal consequences.

Having said all of this to show you how daring we are on a regular basis, I want to encourage you to take my dare. This dare will do you good all the days of your life. It will also make your personal relationships more enjoyable.

Here is my dare. I dare you to center you life around a loving, personal relationship with the True and Living God on His terms. See 2 Chronicles 7:14 and its context. To start with, you will need to humble yourself under the Lord’s mighty hand. This calls for surrendering yourself to God’s plan for your life. It means you take your hands off and let God have His perfect way with you. It means you acknowledge your need of a Saviour to save you from the destructive lifestyle you have been living. Listen up! You have it made in this area! There is only one Who can save you! His name is Jesus! After you have humbled yourself to the point of letting Jesus be your personal Savior, you must pray. You must call upon the Lord and seek His face. That is, seek His good pleasure rather than His wrath. Then you must forsake your wicked ways that are contrary to God’s will for your life. The good part is the promise that goes with the above Bible verse.

You may ask, “How can this improve my life?” Think about this! Any fish can drift downstream until it falls over the waterfalls to its destruction. It takes a strong fish to go upstream against the current. When you follow the herd rather than God’s eternal Word, you are going downstream. When you dare to go against the cesspools of sin and wickedness all around you, which is pulling your eternal soul into many destructive actions and attitudes, you will need supernatural strength to swim against the current. This strength comes from God’s Holy Spirit Who leads you, protects you, and strengthens you to live a holy life in this life. See Titus 2:11-15 and Philippians 4.

Now quit making excuses. Now is your day to declare your independence. You can “kiss that old destructive lifestyle goodbye.” You can say “hello!” to your new life in Christ Jesus. Talk about excitement! This is more than turning over a new leaf. This is the first day of your abundant, eternal life that gets bigger and better as you “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.” I know what I am talking about. I have followed Jesus for 56th years.

PRAY THIS PRAYER! Lord, forgive ME for disregarding You and Your plans for MY life. I turn away from MY sins and accept Jesus as MY Saviour. Take MY life and mold ME according to Your will. Thank You for saving ME from MY sins and transforming ME into the image of MY LORD and Saviour, Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Whereas, something is badly wrong. For years, we have strayed a long ways from the good life that God provided for all of us to enjoy. We have nearly lost it all. Corruption has seeped in so slowly we did not see it coming. Things that have our attention are only symptoms of a far greater problem.

Whereas, most people do not have a clue as to what is causing this downward spiral, we need a way to show them the problem and its solution. We know it is there. We cannot deny that. We do not know what to do. It seems so hopeless.

Whereas, some things we cannot do without. They are the pillars all societies depend upon to grow and prosper. These are love, joy and peace. America had them at the beginning of her formation. So have other nations. When these supports thrive in any nation it will survive, but without them a civilization will self-destruct.

Whereas, many things we are all heated up about must be forsaken. They are choking the life out of us. They come to us from three areas – the world’s system that seeks to live without the Lord Jesus Christ; the carnal spirit that makes us totally self-centered; and Satan, who has organized against the True and Living God. This evil trinity has poisoned our spiritual life and deluded some people into thinking belief in God is our number one enemy. This pandemic rebellion against God is becoming very contagious. Every day we have a new flood of lies unleashed against God and His people that is heating up to “throw the Christian’s to the lions.”

Resolved, the time to act is now. I need a few God-fearing men and women who will start a new spiritual wave. They need to be God-inspired people who will covenant with one another and the Lord Jesus Christ to “obey God rather than man.”

Resolved, we must take action today. My vision is nothing short of a “silent revolution.” We will be non-violent. Our goal will be to bring God’s love and grace to everyone. We will work silently in the background doing good to the bodies and souls of all peoples through the power of God’s Holy Spirit. We will care for orphans and widows and do what Jesus directs us to do in His Holy Word in Matthew 25. We will go into all the world and preach and teach the gospel by precept and example to every creature as stated in Matthew 28:18-20.

The following is what I am asking of you to do to be a part of this “silent revolution.” If you agree to the following 7 commitments, please take action today.

1. I will think outside the box.

2. I will do God’s will without reservation.

3. I will do the work of God unselfishly.

4. I will work with other warriors to bring glory to God.

5. I will use Deceitful Masters and its Workbook as my Operation Manual and Study Guide respectively.

6. I will form, as I am able, a group of 7 to equip them as “warriors” in God’s holy army.

7. I will fellowship with fellow “warriors” for mutual edification and inspiration.

Thanks for taking the time to look over the qualifications list above. If this is something you feel you want to do, get started today.

Form a group of 7 to study my Deceitful Masters book with its Workbook. When finished each of these 7 go out and form a group of 7 to repeat the cycle. Keep doing this until everyone in your area of influence has been a part of a group of 7.

You can do this in small groups in educational institutions, over the Internet, in churches, etc.

You can get my book for 30% off at my website with a free PDF download of it workbook at my website in the Marketplace.

If you need any help, send me an Email at howard@deceitfulmasters.com.

Your fellow Warrior,

Howard Eugene Wright, Author
Deceitful Masters

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