The Call of Sorrow

I wanted to take time today to share the Call that God has placed on my life. Some calls are fun and exciting; however, mine brings me great sorrow. Unlike some pastor’s and prophets, I have never had God verbally speak to me or had a dream or vision of Christ informing me exactly what I am to do. Yet the Word of God, and Spirit of God continue to confirm my calling as I continue to more fully understand it. With all humility one can muster, I tell you the truth. I have been called (as one of many) to fulfill the prophecy found in Revelation 14:6-7 where John writes, “Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth – to every nation, tribe, language, and people. He said in a loud voice, ‘Fear God and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgement has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.'”

Along with fulfilling this scripture, I have been called to prepare the body of Christ to understand the the second angel’s message found in verse 8 which has not yet come to pass, “A second angel followed and said, ‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great, which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries.'” I fully understand the gravity of the claims I am making. These claims may feel more like the crazy rantings of a failed pastor than a messenger of the Lord. And honestly, I cannot see why anyone would even want to entertain the idea that God could really be speaking this message through me. Yet not my will, but His will be done.

My goal is not to gather together a bunch of rebellious Christians and start a cult out of my home. Believe me, I would have rather been a normal pastor serving in the holiness faith I grew up in. My call is to prepare the body of Christ for what is about to take place; the fall of Babylon. Over the past few years, while trying to understand my call, I have come across to many friends and family as one who stands against denominations and the organized church. To these I apologize. My intent is not to attack the body of Christ. And I have recently found joy in my new job to realize that there are still many vibrant Christ following churches out there in every denomination. With that said, His message still remains.

The fall of the “religion of Christianity” has begun. Let me be as clear as I can be. There is a difference between the body of Christ (the church) and the organizations that manage it (religion). The time is coming, and has already come for some, where we will be forced to choose Christ or our religion. I tell you the Truth, a day is coming where our most loved and largest denominations and churches will spiritually fall or will be physically destroyed. I find no joy in these things. All I can do is follow my call to preach the eternal gospel to all whom God leads my way, and to share in the knowledge of the tribulation that is about to take place.

My prayer is that God is preparing a people to join me in figuring out how to share and fulfill His call. With every passing day, more churches are being claimed by the evil one. My call is to help the faithful in these compromised churches to be set free from his bondage and to empower these believers to put their faith in Christ rather than a religion. My deepest hope is that I will not be alive to see the final and total collapse of the “church” or “the Religion of Christianity.” For as it takes place, even the most faithful will have trouble maintaining their faith. Praise God that he promises that our time of tribulation will be short.

Please pray for me. For my love compels me to share these things with you in the hope of saving some, yet many will remain clinging to the sandy foundations of there denominations even as each “stone of righteousness” is removed. I share in the plight of the Prophet Jeremiah. For I weep knowing what must take place before the second coming of Christ. Everything that is perishable must be made imperishable, and that includes the aspects of our worship and fellowship in Christ. The day is coming where the faithful in Christ will no longer stand proudly as Catholics or Protestants, in time, (not yet) those labels will identify those who remain in bondage standing on a false gospel. Rather, with all pride stripped away, the tattered and beaten faithful will have nothing to grab hold of except Christ alone. Yet our pain will end as we see Him coming in the clouds.

I leave you with this warning: Be open to the Spirit of God and He alone will reveal the current gospel lived out within your current fellowship. And if the time should come when He calls you out, GO! For scripture is clear when the voice in heaven talks about the fall that is to come. He proclaims, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins” (Rev. 18:4). With that said, enjoy the time we have in our churches today. I myself (after moving) am seeking a local fellowship that still preaches the eternal (unchanging) gospel to join in the worship of our Lord. Let us never take for granted the blessings we have received in this country to be able to worship our Lord publicly and without open persecution. Yet let us be on guard, for change is upon us. Thus Saith the Lord: “Fear God and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgement has come.” Peace be with you.