I am writing you again today, to express my appreciation for your work with us in our High Kingdom calling,
We are seeing wonderful things happening in the highest court in the land and at the same time we have seen the adverse reaction to rulings, which have been made regarding the sanctity of life. Once again, I remind you of the prayer we have been praying, I am sure with millions of believers through the last two years, which I refer to as the largest prayer meeting in the history of the world. It is my conviction that the changes we are seeing in Supreme Court Rulings are a
direct result of the worldwide intercession, which has been taking place. Once again may I remind you what we gain by intercession we keep by intercession?
Therefore, hear the word of the Lord, you arrogant men who rule this people who are in Jerusalem! Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol (the place of the dead) we have made an agreement, when the overwhelming scourge passes by, it will not reach us, For we have made lies our refuge and we have concealed ourselves in deception.”
Therefore the Lord God says this, “Listen carefully, I am laying in Zion a Stone, a tested Stone, A precious Cornerstone for the [secure] foundation, firmly placed. He who believes [who trusts in, relies on, and adheres to that
Stone] will not be disturbed or give way [in sudden panic].
“I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the mason’s level; then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies And waters will flood over the secret [hiding] place.
“Your covenant with death will be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol (the place of the dead) will not stand; When the overwhelming scourge passes through, then you will become its trampling ground. “As often as it passes through, it will seize you; for morning after morning it will pass through, by day and by night, and it will be sheer terror to understand what it means.”
FROM TIME TO TIME I FIND IT NECESSARY TO REVISIT BIBLICAL WORDS, WHICH MAKE IT EASIER TO UNDERSTAND THE DAY, IN WHICH WE ARE LIVING.
The word on my mind this week is the word HERESY, which means: any perversion of the Word of God. Easton’s Bible Dictionary states the word HERESY comes from a Greek word, meaning a self-chosen opinion or the sect holding that opinion. Heresies came to be understood as self-chosen doctrines that do not originate from God.
J.B. Phillips in his translation of the New Testament looks at 2 Peter and writes:
2 1-3 “But even in those days there were false prophets, just as there will be false teachers among you today. They will be men who will subtly introduce dangerous heresies. They will thereby deny the Lord who redeemed them, and it will not be long before they bring on themselves their own downfall. Many will follow their pernicious teaching and thereby bring discredit on the way of truth. In their lust to make converts these men will try to exploit you too with their bogus
3-9 But judgment has been for some time hard on their heels and their downfall is inevitable. For if God did not spare angels who sinned against him, but banished them to the dark imprisonment of hell till judgment day: if he did not spare the ancient world but only saved Noah (the solitary voice that cried out for righteousness) and his seven companions when he brought the flood upon the world in its wickedness; and if God reduced the entire cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes (when he sentenced them to destruction as a fearful example to those who wanted to live in defiance of his laws), and yet saved Lot the righteous man, in acute mental distress at the filthy lives of the godless—Lot, remember, was a good man suffering spiritual agonies day after day at what he saw and heard of their lawlessness—then you may be absolutely certain that the Lord knows how to rescue a good man surrounded by temptation, and how to reserve his punishment for the wicked until his day comes.”
I am concerned with the parallel’s taking place where God answered heresy with judgment. One thing for certain which we know regarding God, is that the Judge of all the earth will do right because he is Just. “Our God is an awesome God, He reigns in with power and love, Our God is an awesome God.”
This week I celebrate your love for God, Church and Country. Thank you for loving God and believing the truth that sets us free. I want to remind you to pray for Pastor Vernel, as he and his daughter Bri are in India, he is there to speak in a business conference. I also want to remind you of our upcoming special weekend July 22-24th with Missionary Evangelist Kim-Lynn Wheeler from Canada. I promise you that you will not want to miss a service, Kim is a man of God with a
story of faith that will take you to new levels in God.
I believe in you,
Pastor Cleddie Keith