Published by Jerry Baysinger on 25 Sep 2020

PREPARE TO REPRESENT CHRIST

After all these years you should know me pretty well. I’m not one to go around spouting prophecies, although the LORD has revealed a lot to me over the years. But the Bible tells of future events before they happen, and as we study the Word of God, He reveals what’s about to happen on God’s calendar. The Bible tells us what Daniel heard in Daniel 12:8-10

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Published by Jerry Baysinger on 03 Apr 2020

WHAT WILL THIS BRING FORTH?

By now pretty much all of the nations are experiencing the plague of COVID-19, causing global problems. It’s pretty much proven this is not a “natural” virus, but a manufactured one, created in a lab in China, and it got loose from there. Accidently, or on purpose? We will likely never know, as China isn’t very forthcoming with its affairs. Who created it and why is also questionable. And most likely, there is more to it than meets the eye, like, who is behind it with their money?

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Published by Jerry Baysinger on 31 Jan 2020

GRACE REQUIRES REPENTANCE

We are living in an age of grace since the day Christ Jesus gave Himself as the sacrifice for the sins of mankind. People look at “grace” as a “free pass to sin”, and it is NOT. There’s not any of us who can claim to live a perfect sin-free life. If our actions don’t get us, our thoughts surely will. Are thoughts sin? They are if they are not in alignment with God’s will.

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Published by Jerry Baysinger on 29 Nov 2019

WHEN SICKNESS COMES CALLING

It is written in James 4:7, Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Nowhere in that verse does it say that God will run the devil off for you, that is YOUR job. As we submit unto God, we are given the authority to stand against the attacks of satan, but it is up to US to do the resisting, not Him. Well, the devil keeps attacking, hoping to wear you down, which he has succeeded in doing to so many people. Now, if you are continually drawing close to God, His Word says He then draws close to you. But if He seems distant, then it’s because you have stopped seeking Him. At that point, what you really need is a renewal of your walk with Christ Jesus, and as that happens, the health issues will fall away.

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Published by Jerry Baysinger on 15 Sep 2018

I’M LATE! I’M LATE!!

There’s a saying, “I’m LATE, I’m LATE, for a very important date!” We’ve all heard it, and we’ve all done it before. But there’s one important date we’d better NOT be late for, and that’s the one when the LORD calls us.

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Published by Jerry Baysinger on 27 Oct 2017

THE SIN OF COMPROMISE

There are few things I can think of that displease the LORD more than our disobedience, whether that be of outright disrespect for Him, or merely exerting our own will over His by compromising what we know to be His will, but doing our own anyway.  The common excuse I hear is “We are  not under the Law, but under grace.”  True, we have been given grace, AMAZING, UNDESERVED GRACE.  Indeed, we are for the most part a rebellious, stiffnecked people.  And yet, we want God to bless us with abundant health, abundant finances, nice homes, new cars.  The truth is, we have gotten FAR away from the Gospel of the Kingdom of God that Jesus preached, and the disciples after Him preached.  These days, it’s all about pleasing our flesh. Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 07 Sep 2017

CLOSER THAN YOU THINK

Every day that passes brings us closer to the day of the return of Christ Jesus.  It’s safe to say we’re closer today than we were yesterday.  The Bible says in Matthew 24:36-42,
32  Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33  So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34  Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35  Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36  But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37  But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38  For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39  And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40  Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41  Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42  Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 09 Sep 2016

AND WE WONDER WHAT’S GOING ON…

The LORD often speaks to me straight out of the Bible, giving me Book, Chapter and Verse.  And this week has been no exception.  At the time I was working on our motor home and was asking Him about why so much is going wrong in our Country these days, and it took all of about five seconds for me to get His reply.  He referred me to Nehemiah 9:33-37.  Well, since I had no clue what it said, I had to stop what I was doing and clean up and go get my Bible.  What it said really got my attention.  Here’s what it says: Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 26 Aug 2016

WASHER OR DRIER?

I read a comment on Facebook from a friend who asked why someone would want to go to a church that left them “drier” than when they went in.  And I agree fully.  Church is not entertainment, but rather a continuation of the worship you SHOULD be doing every day at home, where you go to be taught, encouraged, corrected, and healed by God’s Word.  Sadly, many churches have made big business out of entertaining the people.  And people wonder why they aren’t seeing the works of the Holy Spirit there.  I commented back to the effect that if the “Washer” was present, it wouldn’t be like that. Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 15 Jul 2016

INIQUITY SHALL ABOUND

My wife and I went on an emergency ministry trip this week, and we didn’t waste any time getting to our destination.  What I mean by that is, if the speed limit was 55, I drove 55.  If it was 70, I drove 70.  But you would have thought that in every state I passed through, it was like we were parked in comparison to the vehicles that passed us.  Now I’ve driven race cars in the past and am perfectly comfortable at high speeds, but years ago, the LORD told me in no uncertain terms that if I was going to represent Him, then I must obey the laws of the land, which includes the speed limit. Why, LORD?  Pretty much everyone else speeds. He said, “You’re not everyone else, you’re working for ME, so act like it.” He only had to tell me that ONCE.

Well, I guess God does not approve of lawlessness, even if everyone else does.  You see, even many of God’s children break the speed limit, because I see people flying past me all the time with Christian bumper stickers on their vehicles, so apparently they think it’s ok.  Years ago lots of people had bumper stickers that said, “WWJD?”, meaning,  “What Would Jesus Do?”  Would Jesus drive over the speed limit?  Would God be glorified by lawlessness?  That “WWJD?” still stays with me to this day.  What WOULD Jesus do, and what would He NOT do?  Even if I don’t know everything He WOULD do, I know for sure He only did that which glorified His heavenly Father.  As His disciples, it is each of our responsibility to do likewise.

Now in this passage of scripture Jesus dropped a notable nugget that we need to pay real attention to:
Mat 24:4  And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Mat 24:5  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Mat 24:6  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.
Mat 24:7  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Mat 24:8  All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Mat 24:9  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.
Mat 24:10  And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
Mat 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Mat 24:12  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
Mat 24:13  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Some churches warn us of false prophets, but many don’t.  What exactly is a “false prophet” anyway?  Is it one who says Jesus is not LORD?  Or can it be those who don’t specifically warn us to do what is right in God’s eyes?  The Lord Jesus said, And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. Did you get that?  MANY! And the Greek translates that word to “the majority of”, and shall deceive “the majority of”.  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

We are told by most that we are under GRACE, not under the law, so many people just do whatsoever they want, because if our sins are forgiven, then it’s ok to do whatsoever is right in your own eyes, right?  The Apostle Paul had a lot to say about iniquity, that grace is not license to sin.  I’ve preached for years on that, likening GRACE to a safety net under a tightrope walker at the circus.  His will is to walk safely across the tightrope to the other side, but the safety net is there to catch him in case he falls off.  On the other hand, GRACE is not a TRAMPOLINE like most people use it as an excuse for lawlessness.  Even speeding is lawlessness.  Plain and simple, it’s rebellion against God’s authority, for there are no powers that be, except that God has allowed it for His purpose.

Grace is a tricky thing, that if improperly preached, it is taken as license to be a law unto yourself.  It is already in our fallen nature to “do our own thing”, and we can readily see it just by driving down the highway.  There is no fear of God, no fear of the law, no fear of being stopped and given a ticket, no respect for anyone else’s safety or convenience whatsoever, it’s “Get out of my way!”  We nearly got run off the road three times on our trip.  I drive with the attitude that everyone I see on the road is out to hit me, because I’m also a motorcycle rider, so I’m always alert and preparing to take evasive action, and it pays off.  I told my wife, I not only have to drive for ME, but for the idiots who are lawless or not paying attention. Don’t you know, the actions of others can destroy you, even if YOU are doing what is right, so you must always be alert. But even though iniquity shall abound, we as God’s children must not allow our love to wax cold.

It’s pretty obvious the love of many, “the majority of”, has grown cold because they have chosen to push God out of their lives, and do whatever is pleasing in their own sight.  What is really sad, though, is how many of God’s children are the ones who have allowed their love to wax cold and have become just like the rest of the world, that is, lawless.  And they think because they are under GRACE, that it’s ok.  But it isn’t.  I said, IT ISN’T!  We need more preachers in the pulpit warning people to repent and get right before God, because it’s obvious by the Word of God that MANY will be lost to iniquity.  And that certainly is NOT God’s will, however, He continues to give us FREE WILL, so we can choose our path.  But that does not give us the ability to choose the consequences we will suffer as a result of our choices.

For example, we can choose to exceed the speed limit, some do get away with it.  Others get a ticket, and they will try to talk the officer out of it, or blame law enforcement for the ticket, when in fact, it was their own lawlessness that got them stopped in the first place. They chose to speed, but they didn’t get to choose the consequences of the ticket, money and time lost, maybe lawyer fees,  insurance rates going up, possible loss of their driver’s license, and more.  We can choose to disregard God’s laws but we don’t get to choose the consequences.  And we wonder why people’s love has grown cold?  We wonder why people in churches just don’t have a lot of love for others that we would expect from “Christians”?  The answer is plain and simple, INIQUITY ABOUNDS both in and out of the church.

Don’t be a part of the problem; be part of the solution.  Do what Jesus would do, and tell others to do the same every chance you get.  Lead by example:  DO what Jesus would do!  We cannot escape the eyes of the LORD, who sees and hears all we do.  We want to do our own thing, yet expect God to answer our prayers?  We want to be able to do what we will, yet expect God to bless our finances?  Do we seriously expect God to heal us and keep us well, when we disregard doing what His Holy Spirit prompts us to do?  Dream on, people, it isn’t going to happen.  Only when we live in obedience to God’s will can we know we have God’s blessings.  And when the devil comes to kill, steal and destroy, like he always does, we can demand he get his hands off our lives and off our goods, in the name of Christ Jesus of Nazareth, and he will flee from us.  After all, the devil is the lawless one.

If YOU are having problems from the devil right now, make sure it’s him and not YOU that iniquity is abounding in.  Enough said about that. You know what to do now.  Just do it.

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