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No Revival Without Judgment, 8/24/15

Today I want to address two very popular deceptions in the church in America today. First let's look at the false message of revival without judgment.

This outrageously and inappropriately popular deception tells people that God is going to bring a great revival in America without our nation having to first be judged for our tremendous sin against God. This is as false as you can imagine and it sets people up for disaster. The idea that there will be no judgment means that there will be no great disasters to prepare for. Hence people do not store food and water and survival provisions as God has been telling us to do through his TRUE prophets of years now. But preparation for judgment disasters is a well established biblical pattern especially with the lives of Noah and Joseph who were led by God to prepare for coming judgments from God. The True Prophets Of God have been preaching preparation for many years now and only those who have prepared will fare well when the disasters come and they are right around the corner. The fact is that ONLY the judgments of God can bring a nation as stiff-necked and rebellious as America back to God to live righteously:

Isaiah 26:9 New King James Version (NKJV)
9 ...For when Your judgments are in the earth,
The inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

I am from Northern California, there is a world-famous charismatic mega-church in this area that believes and preaches this way. Their chief associate pastor is a man who claims to be a prophet but resists all truth about coming judgments from God. I have had email exchanges with him wherein he actually tried to 'break the power' of true prophetic words from TRUE prophets of God, which he is not, speaking of judgment coming to our nation, especially the West Coast. Steer clear of men like this, they are in fact, although we hope they will repent, right now acting as false prophets even though they may have success in ministry in other areas that are legitimate.

Then there is the doctrine of demons called Pre-Tirbulation Rapture theology. This wicked deception, hatched in the war-room of hell is designed to cause christians to become complacent in becoming ready for the difficulty of the last days and ultimately to fall away from the faith when the hard times come as they become disillusioned because their were not swept away to glory to miss the tough times. But God is looking for overcomers that only tough times can shape and we will all be here for the tribulation, except of course of those who die beforehand. The sad fact is that when tougher times come, and it becomes obvious that the pre-trib rapture theology is false, that many who now call themselves believers will abandon the faith, thus fulfilling the enemy's purpose for developing this false doctrine. So don't believe it. All we have to do to see it is false is take an honest humble, accepting look at one little passage of scripture and we will see that it cannot be true but that in fact the rapture happens after the tribulation:

Matthew 24:29-31New King James Version (NKJV)
The Coming of the Son of Man
29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

This passage is very clear if we will simply take it at face value (as we always should with scripture) and not try to explain it away with fancy but false religious explanations. So don't believe revival without judgment theology, taught by prophetically confused churches like the one I alluded to. And do not believe Pre-Trib Rapture theology as taught by a wide variety of misled people in our nation. Neither are true and both will hurt you if you believe them. God bless you.  For some good end times theology please read True Eschatology.

-Stephen Pursell, 8/24/15