CHRISTIAN JOY IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES


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THE CUTTING EDGE

This is David Bay, Director of Old Paths Ministries.

And this is the Cutting Edge, a radio program dedicated to warning and informing God's people. We are committed to the study and exposition of the inerrant, inspired and authoritative Word of God. The views expressed belong to us, and are not necessarily shared by this station.

Our society is deteriorating, and Bible-believing Christians are ill-prepared to face that deterioration. This radio program is dedicated to preparing God's people to meet the challenges of the Day, and to encourage obedience to the Word of God in being separated from worldliness and false doctrine.

The moral bankruptcy of our society is well-documented.

Few people understand why we have become morally bankrupt. However, when we look at society through the eyes of God, through the Bible, we can easily see why we are facing the unprecedented troubles today. This study of America through the eyes of God is what we will always do try to here; stay with us for some eye-opening truths.

Since early November, last year, we have been attempting to inform and prepare you for the occultic New World Order. In the process, many of you have been able to see an America which you had no idea existed; however, God knows, and He see this deplorable condition daily, and is profoundly angered. Of course, we know that God's anger over sin, especially willful sin committed against the individual or nation which has experienced the greatest spiritual light, leads directly to judgment. As one Christian leader has so succinctly stated the matter, "If God does not judge America He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gormorrha on Judgment Day".

Your letters and comments have shown us that many of you have been able to take the concepts and principles which we have shared on this program and apply them in your lives, protecting your soul, as well as the souls of your precious children, from the clutches of Satan. We have also seen people react to our message with an increased desire for Holiness Living, which leads to an increased excitement for Jesus Christ. These, also, are specific goals of this ministry.

However, we are concerned that we have shared so many negative aspects concerning America that some of you may think that we live lives which are negative, lives which are devoid of the Joy of the Christian walk. Today, we will share with you our fundamental Joy which we possess because we are being sustained and powered by the Holy Spirit.

Let us begin with a reality check as to where we seem to be in world history. In Matthew 24, Jesus gives us many signs for which to look to determine whether we are living in the Last Days' of Time; In verse 34, Jesus said that, when all these signs are occurring simultaneously throughout the world, we would know that His Second Coming is very near. Today, we are at such a great point in world history, as these Matthew 24 events are occurring simultaneously. Then we must consider the Satanic side of the present equation. Demonic guiding spirits are telling the leaders of the New World Order that the time has come for the world to finally enter the New Age of Peace and Safety, the New World Order.

All this information brings us to the profound writings of the Preacher of Ecclesiastes, chapter 3, verse 2: "To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: A time to be born and a time to laugh; a time to plant and a time to pluck up what is planted...a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance..a time for war and a time for peace..." What is the historical and spiritual time today?

I believe it is time for us to soberly prepare for Jesus' Second Coming and for the Rapture of the Church. It is time for every believer to ruthlessly purge our hearts before God, honestly acknowledging those things which are displeasing to Him, asking for forgiveness through Jesus' Blood, and making restitution where needed. Then it is time for born-again believer to pray for the unsaved of this world, and being a strong witness to them so they might be saved.

However, once we have accomplished this in our lives, it is time for us to relax in God's provisions and promises. If we take this attitude, we then will realize tremendous love and soul-peace. Let us review some of these wonderful promises of God to us.

1. Psalm 118:8 God states, "It is better to trust and take refuge in the Lord than to put confidence in man." This Scripture is literally the theme of the entire Bible. It speaks of God's absolute sovereignty over the lives and the affairs of this world. The Apostle Peter states the same Truth of 1 Peter 5:7, "Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all on Him, for He cares for you affectionately, and cares about you watchfully."

What tremendously comforting Truth!! Since God controls the leaders of the nations and since He is absolutely sovereign, we can throw all our anxieties and cares into His hands; literally, we can get rid of our burdens by letting God take possession of them. What wonderful psychology this is; what a wonderful release of tensions and stress.

But, God continues to talk about His desire and ability to take care of His saints. In Matthew 6:24-34, Jesus tells us to "seek first of all His kingdom and His righteousness, and then all these [physical] needs will be given..besides." God states in Hebrews 13:5b-6, "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me." In this verse, God clearly states that He will never, never, never leave us without support, or relax His hold on us. We need not worry about how we will live, eat, and take care of the necessities of life; God will see to it that we have all these things.

The writer to the Hebrews concludes, in verse 6, "The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not dread or be terrified]. What can man do to me? Indeed, what can man do to us? As I see it, man can do only several few things:

1. Man can persecute us. But we should not fear this, because such persecution will provide us two distinct blessings which otherwise might not come to us. First, when we are persecuted, we are matured in a special way. James states, in chapter 1, verses 2-4, "Consider it wholly joyful my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort...Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be a people perfectly and fully developed.. lacking in nothing...Blessed...is the man who is patient under trial and stands up under temptation, for when he has stood the test and been approved, he will receive the victor's crown of life which God has promised to those who love Him".

Persecution delivers to the trusting and faithful believer such special and great rewards that we should thank God that we have been counted worthy to suffer for Him.

2. Man can throw us into prison. Again, a believer can only be rewarded when he is imprisoned unjustly. Many, many believers throughout the ages since Jesus Christ have been thrown into prison because of their faith. But, they not only persevered, but they prospered spiritually. Many people have been reached for the Gospel within the prison walls, because of the witness which the Christian inmate was able to provide. Also, Paul reported the phenomenon that his imprisonment was actively strengthened the believers on the outside.

3. Man can kill our physical bodies. Jesus told us not to be afraid of those who threaten us with physical death, "...do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom you should fear: fear Him, who, after killing, has power to hurl into hell..." The physical martyrdom of the saints of God has always been the catalyst for church growth. God literally turns the evil which wicked men do to the Christian saints into the highest good, namely, heavenly rewards for their faithfulness. Immediately upon death, the Christian saint passes into Paradise, to be comforted in the bosom of Jesus Christ.

So, if Christians do not fear persecution, prison, or physical death, we have no reason not to be relaxed and happy in our secure trust in Jesus Christ. We can literally enjoy each day which God has given us. We can literally face the impending judgments to come upon the entire world with personal joy and happiness. Once I arrived at the point where I accepted these judgments as part of God's Will I felt a unique infilling of the Holy Spirit which has con-tinued every day. I enjoy that daily sweet communion with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. As I look at the events unfolding between my eyes, I am joyful in the reality that the Rapture of the Church is so very, very close. Very soon, I will behold the sweet face of my Lord and Savior, face to face. I am saddened by the enormous sin which is all around me, and I grieve for those precious souls who are rejecting Jesus Christ, especially those unsaved loved ones, but I am personally comforted by the unshakable faith that my name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life. I can say with Job, "...though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him..." (13:15).

Literally, the New World Order is the Great Tribulation a period of unprecedented turmoil, wars, famines, and God's final judgment. Since we are so close to these events, we can see the beginnings of these prophecies. But, God has some very specific things to say about His provision for His saints in times of judgment:

1. "He will rescue you in six troubles; in seven nothing that is evil for you will touch you. In famine He will redeem you from death, and in war from the power of the sword...neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes. At destruction and famine you shall laugh." (Job 5:19-22)

While it seems strange to laugh at famine and war, God is saying that our assurance from His Holy Spirit is going to be so great and so complete, we will feel this way.

2. "The Angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him...and each of them He delivers..the eyes of the Lord are toward the [uncompromisingly righteous and His ears are open to their cry...When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their distress and troubles." (Psalm 34:7-17)

Notice the word all. We who trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for our physical survival and for our eternal salvation are protected by the Angel of the Lord, and we will be delivered from all our distress and evil.

3. Isaiah 44:8, "Fear not, nor be afraid [in the coming violent upheavals..." God gave this assurance to the prophet Isaiah just before God's judgment began to pour down upon Israel. How sweet it is to serve such a wonderful God!

Therefore, since we know all these things, we are to be active in the service of Jesus Christ. Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 10:4, that "...the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds." Make no mistake about this fact, that the daily warfare in which we are engaged is spiritual. We need God's spiritual weapons, every second of every day. What are these spiritual weapons? Paul tells us in Ephesians 6:10, "In conclusion, be strong in the Lord...Put on God's whole armor that you may be able to stand up against all the strategies and deceits of the devil...therefore, put on God's complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and having done all the crisis demands, to stand firmly in your place."

In other words, after diligent training to possess and use God's spiritual weaponry, we are to stand our ground and fight; no Christian is to turn tail and run whenever he sees and hears the battle coming upon him.

Then, Paul tells us what God's spiritual weaponry is:

Paul concludes, in verse 18b, "...keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance..." Be alert, and be forewarned. As we share with you now some more New World Order news, we do so in this spirit, so you can be alert in the full knowledge of the enemy in these last days of deceit and unlimited wickedness. But, be joyful, and look up, for your Redeemer is drawing nigh.

READING OF TODAY'S NEWS

NEWS BRIEF: Providence Journal-Bulletin, Sunday, July 5, 1992, "Economist Suggests U.S. Default On Its Debts, Rebuild", p. F-3.

R. Christopher Whalen, a Washington-based financial consultant who worked for three years as an analyst in the foreign department of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, stated that a default now would prevent an even more gradual and painful economic slide in the next 15-20 years. Whalen feels that the Federal debt is now so high that it will never be paid back, or if it is paid back, will be done so in highly inflated dollars. "According to Whalen, the government could announce that it would no longer pay interest to holders of U.S. Treasury Bills, notes, and bonds. Then the Federal Reserve Bank System could agree to buy back these securities for their face value, in cash. To do this, the government would have to print as much as $2.7 trillion, the portion of the total national debt now held by foreigners, investors, and anyone other than the government or its agencies."

It seems incredibly difficult to believe that anyone who is an economist could ever advocate such an action. As soon as this announcement was publicized, the Stock Market would go into an absolute free-fall, as investors would begin to sell their stocks to prevent a complete collapse of their investments. Real Estate values would collapse, as well, as would all C.D.'s and other bonds. Government-fixed and guaranteed securities would be rendered worthless in the blink of an eye, devastating the elderly, the retired, and college students who were depending on college loans. Insurance companies would see their assets drastically reduced, because they hold large quantities of long-term bonds.

Individual people would panic, instituting a run on their banks. Banks would immediately shut down to avoid collapse. FDIC has always possessed the inherent weakness that it could never back all the deposits in the event of economic collapse; rather, FDIC acts on the principle of an insurance fund, where only a small percentage of deposits have to be covered at any one time, and would be covered by the deposits which are performing properly. Therefore, millions of Americans would be instantly rendered penniless, even though they had saved diligently for many years. Doubtlessly, the now-familiar scene of businessmen jumping to their deaths from high-rise buildings in large cities in the aftermath of the 1929 Stock Market Crash, would be repeated.

And this is just the beginning of the troubles if we were to make this announcement. Foreign banks and governments would also react vigorously.

But, you say, this financial consultant does not work for the Federal Government, nor does he represent official thinking. I hope you are right; however, it is very disconcerting that, on June 9, House Speaker Thomas Foley, D-Wash., used the word, "Default" when he was arguing against the Balanced Budget Amendment. Furthermore, conservative radio commentator, Rush Limbaugh, stated on his program on July 6, that the United States would never pay back its Federal Debt, but would "default".

If the financial markets were to ever take this talk seriously, many of the actions described above would begin to unfold. And this action would mightily advance the cause of the New World Order. Alice Bailey, in her book, The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, speaks of the need to destroy the entire old system, the Old World Order. "Members of the Hierarchy...will work as members of the human family and not as proclaimed members of the kingdom of God...they will appear in office of some kind or another; they will be the current politicians, businessmen, financiers, religious teachers or churchmen; they will be scientists, and philosophers, college professors, and educators; they will be the mayors of the cities and the custodians of all public ethical movements...{These leaders will} teach truths whose first effect is necessarily destructive, because he endeavors to rid humanity of old forms of religious, economic and political doctrine...The present stage...is doing the important task of destruction..." (Page 571-573)

Bailey then continues to teach that, once this first stage of destruction is accomplished, the second stage can begin to prepare for the actual arrival of the Christ. Since these words were penned in 1919, under the leadership of Bailey's "guiding spirit", we can see why this century has seen more destructive wars and economic upheavals than ever seen in world history. The deliberate collapse of the Stock Market in 1929 was designed to destroy the old attitude of faith in the Free Market system, and to drive people into a faith in the Federal Government to solve their problems. Further, this economic collapse enabled Franklin Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler to gain power in 1933, and it enabled Roosevelt to move America dramatically toward the New World Order. Had it not been for the Supreme Court, which struck down many of Roosevelt's laws designed to move America into the New Order, the world might have been able to institute its dream in the 1930's. But, Israel was not yet back in her land, so God acted to prevent implementation of the New World Order.

However, today Israel has been back in her ancient land for 44 years, and the world is rushing toward the dream of a New World Order. If an economic collapse were instituted, the resulting chaos might enable the world's leaders to finally usher in the New World Order. But, the event must be close to occurring if trial balloons are being sent forth to see what the reaction would be to such an calamity. And once we see this collapse occurring, we know that the Plan calls for Maitreya the Christ to appear very quickly thereafter.

NEWS BRIEF: Newsweek Magazine, June 22, 1992, "Who Hid The Fat Boys?, Periscope Page. Approximately 90 Russian ICBM's are missing!! U.S. Intelligence arms-control officials "spotted missilelike objects covered with tarp being trucked from [the Votkinsk plant] last year. The officials couldn't check them because the objects were shorter than the SS-25's and therefore, not subject to INF inspection requirements."

We have often stated that the New World Order Plan calls for all nations of the world to completely surrender their nuclear and conventional weapons to the United Nations. This part of the Plan is sacred, because it is simply not possible for all nations to give their sovereignty to the United Nations if some nations retained any kind of military of their own. Therefore, a nuclear-free world is absolutely imperative.

In a nuclear-free world, any nation with any deliverable nuclear capability can rule the world, especially if they strike before the United Nations can build delivery systems for the warheads which will be transferred to them.

We might very well be seeing this type scenario unfolding before our eyes. This article states that approximately 90 ICBM missiles were secretly removed from this plant last year. This is just a wild estimate; our officials do not really know the exact number of missiles, nor do they know where they were taken. And finally, when the Russians, under "intense pressure", agree to return these missiles, we will not know if they returned all of them.

You would think that this deadly uncertainty would cause our leaders to rethink their disarmament proposals; they will not. Why? Because they view the Russians as simply participants in the long-term Plan to establish the New World Order. They trust them as soul brothers in a common cause. They simply cannot conceive that they might be harboring a plan to strike once the advantage might be theirs.

Yet, the Bible prophecies that, immediately after the White Horse rides from Heaven to unite the world in peace, a second horse rides forth. This horse is red and is war. Its rider carries a "huge" sword, and he is empowered to take peace from the earth, as he causes men to slaughter one another. (Revelation 6:1-3). The prophet Daniel, in a parallel prophecy, sees the world being reorganized into 10 super-nations, immediately followed by the Eleventh Horn, the Anti-Christ. Then, the united federation of nations immediately breaks apart, and three horns (nations) are destroyed. Since we know the New World Order Plan does envision a reorganization of the world's nations into 10 super-nations, to be immediately followed by the appearance of Maitreya the Christ, does it not seem logical that we may be seeing a glimpse of the prophesied double-cross?

How many warheads does Russia need to completely destroy us? In the seminar, we see that it would take only five warheads in the 100-megaton category. Russia could return all but five of these new ICBM's, and we would never know it, until the Russians strike. And it will be God's judgment.

NEWS BRIEF: Providence Journal-Bulletin, July 7, 1992, "Iron John's Female Friend", Lifebeat section, page B-1.

Women who have been liberated through the Women's Liberation Movement are now literally joining forces with the Men's Liberation Movement. Women are joining men in their seminars and even on their wilderness retreats.

On May 23, we reported the phenomenon of men going back to pagan religion in an effort to "rediscover" their worth and their true beings. Of course, these were men who have rejected the Truth of the Gospel that they might be saved. And this phenomenon is simply Satan moving yet another segment of society into his New World Order Plan. This new pagan worship is nothing more than revived Satanism.

Now, women who have essentially accomplished the same thing through the National Organization For Women, are now joining these men to form a truly united front for Paganism. This is just another sign that the world is moving faster and faster into the Paganism of the Anti-Christ. Satan has followed the same three-step process which he used to lure the Christian churches into apostasy.

  1. Satan lures people away from accepting and faithfully following the Truth of Jesus Christ. Their hearts begin to grow cold toward the Truth, and they begin to harden into rejection of the gentle promptings of the Holy Spirit.
  2. After some time has elapsed in Stage 1, Satan then proceeds to install false doctrines. He essentially begins a new religion, but with most of the trappings of the old.
  3. Satan begins to unify all world's religions, including apostate Christianity. The resulting religion will be a completely new religion, i.e., the worship of a man, a man called Maitreya the Christ.

Let us see how this three-step process was utilized in this case unifying the Men and Women's Liberation Movements.

  1. Satan begins to lure men and women away from Jesus Christ and the Truth of His Gospel.
  2. In the early 1960's, the Women's Liberation Movement began to form. Women began to assert their "rights" and began to act very much like men. In early 1990, certain men began to form their own consciousness-awareness groups, patterned after the old Paganism of the American Indian.
  3. In 1992, Satan is now unifying both these groups, into a new Pagan system which can perform very nicely in the New World Order.

NEWS BRIEF: People in California are extremely nervous today, following the twin earthquakes which occurred last week. These were strong earthquakes, measuring 7.4 and 6.5 on the Richter Scale. If these quakes had occurred in a metropolitan area, tremendous damage and loss of life would have occurred. Now, scientists are warning that the next earthquake could very well be the "Big One", and could possibly be of unprecedented magnitude.

Isn't it a coincidence that California seems poised for an unprecedented earthquake in the same general time-frame in which we Christians are expecting the New World Order to be established? Of course, the New World Order is simply the Biblical Great Tribulation. Biblical prophecy concerning this time of Divine Judgment reveal that God plans to utilize earthquakes mightily to deliver His judgment.

In the New Testament, we find "earthquakes" mentioned 13 times, ten of which are found in the book of Revelation. While we do not know exactly how or when this California earthquake fits into God's Plan for His Revelation judgments we find it very coincidental that it is poised to strike in the same time frame as the implementation of the New World Order/Great Tribulation.

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