The Blog of Rob Board – Author, speaker, pastor

America – We Are in a Battle

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It appears to me that the people who call themselves Christians in America have been blinded to what is happening in this country and are spending too much time listening to the news media program their minds.  We are being deceived by an invisible spiritual enemy that has a mission to “kill, steal,  and destroy”.

John 10:10 – Jesus said, “The thief (Satan ) comes only to steal, and kill, and destroy;…” 

Open your eyes those of us who call ourselves Christians and see what is happening in our great land.  I am convinced that the Church today demonstrates a great apathy concerning our ability to carry on the work of Jesus in the earth.  We seem to be more focused on building larger ministries and larger congregations than actually doing the works that Jesus did and advancing His kingdom.  We are more concerned about having a “good” meeting than…

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The greatest gift of grace given the Christian upon being born again is the Holy Spirit who was given to us to live within us as the Divine Enabler.  He no longer has to come “upon us” like under the Old Covenant. He now empowers us from within to live our life as a blood-covenant partner and co-laborer with Jesus to do the same works that Jesus did while He was on the earth.  This is the New Covenant. After all, He is the Head of the Body and we are His Body on this earth and have been co-missioned to do the same works He did and even greater works.  Scripture tells us in 1 JOHN 4:17 – As He is, so are we in this world”.

If My People

2 Chronicles 7:14

“if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Around the world nations are falling apart and allowing the darkness to overcome them. The Church that Jesus is building is supposed to be the LIGHT OF THE WORLD, but it appears that it is abandoning its mission to be that light.  Every nation that has Christian followers of Jesus has the power available to turn back the tide of this darkness and drive it back along with all the terrorism, unrighteous governments and rulers, poverty, etc.  We BELIEVERS have that power if we will simply BELIEVE WHAT GOD HAS SAID.  The greatest problem I see is that the people of God don’t really  BELIEVE.  Look at the scripture above:
“IF My people” —  are YOU one of His people and called by His name Christian?
“Will humble themselves” –  bow their knee to the Almighty God and confess your sins.
“And pray” —  don’t beg God to do something – speak His Word and use the righteous SWORD OF THE SPIRIT as a weapon against the principalities and spiritual powers that are causing the problems.
“Seek My face” – stand before Him clothed in the righteousness He has given you as His children and ask Him as His belovd child to intervene in these affairs of men.
“Turn from your wicked ways” —  repent, turn away, from you involvement in the kingdom of darkness and its ways instead of seeking first the kingdom of God in your life.
THEN 
“I will hear from heaven”
“I will forgive you sin” —  we have turn our back on Him – we need to restore out face time with Him.
“I WILL HEAL THEIR LAND” — that, friends, is the lands where you live.
The real questions that reamin are:
1.  Do we believe what God says?
2.  Are we really willing to do what His Word says, or will we just ignore it to our own doom?
Tell me what you think about what I’ve said.

Spiritual Growth Message

Click this link below for a teaching on spiritual growth I did at a small group meeting I did for my friend Gene Bassham who pastors New Hope Fellowship in Auburndale, Florida about a year ago.

http://www.spreaker.com/user/4970155/spiritual-growth-rob-board#

Please leave any comments you might have after listening.  Thanks.

Rob

It appears to me that the people who call themselves Christians in America have been blinded to what is happening in this country and are spending too much time listening to the news media program their minds.  We are being deceived by an invisible spiritual enemy that has a mission to “kill, steal,  and destroy”.

John 10:10 – Jesus said, “The thief (Satan ) comes only to steal, and kill, and destroy;…” 

Open your eyes those of us who call ourselves Christians and see what is happening in our great land.  I am convinced that the Church today demonstrates a great apathy concerning our ability to carry on the work of Jesus in the earth.  We seem to be more focused on building larger ministries and larger congregations than actually doing the works that Jesus did and advancing His kingdom.  We are more concerned about having a “good” meeting than being a “co-laborer” with Jesus and destroying the works of darkness.   As millions of unborn babies are slaughtered through abortion, as homosexuality and perversion are thrust upon our country, as addictions soar to unprecedented magnitude, as our society is being stripped of all reminders of our Christian heritage, as our children’s minds are being programmed by humanistic philosophies in public education, as the Bible’s inerrancy is challenged by many mainline denominations, as Eastern religions like Islam thrive in our society, as Satanism and witchcraft are exploding by tremendous numbers, as our government leaders are becoming more and more unrighteous in their manner of governing, as the prejudices in our world become explosive and  explode before our eyes, and as we are losing our children to the ways of the world, where is this powerful army of the Almighty God that is to be at work destroying the strongholds of the devil, holding back corruption, and establishing the righteous rule of Jesus Christ on the earth?  Where is it?

We are fighting the wrong enemy.  We are fighting what we see rather than using our spiritual authority to battle against those unseen enemies.

Paul said in Ephesians 6:12 – “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in heavenly places.”  In other words we are in a battles with fallen angels, Satan, and demons that have to be fought using our spiritual weapons and authority.  Is your pastor equipping you for this battle?

I am developing a new website that will be addressing this issue of our authority and how to stand strong in the Lord and the power of His might.  I’ll inform you when it is uploaded.  But in the mean time, get with other Christian friends and begin to pray and do warfare concerning this presidential election.  Satan is doing everything in his arsenal to get the job for his servant to destroy this country.  Give me your thoughts on this.

The Signs of Our Times

I realize that this post is not an edifying post and it does not make us feel good, but my heart is heavy by what I see taking place and I know that the body of Christ MUST rise up and war against these demonicly inspired realities taking place.  Please read, make it a matter of prayer, and give me any comments you wish.

A Person’s Morality Dictates Their Theology and the Level of Sexual Perversion in Society is a Measure of the Demonic Activity in That Society

Those who are obsessed with unnatural practices by definition are perverted.  Sexual perversion in a society is the number one predictor of impending judgment. The most severe judgments in scripture were preceded by homosexual perversions and sexual assaults. The judgments did not come just because of sexual perversion alone. Sexual perversion is a pretty good barometer of demonic activity and of the moral state of a society.

Sexual lusting is never satisfied and it leads to a downward spiral of more deviant activity that is more and more perverse. For example, those into pornography are never satisfied; there is always something more perverted to see and lust after. Why else would it be the biggest industry on the Internet? Some are then not satisfied with just looking. They must also act out their vile lusts and they become predators of the innocent.

These unnatural lusts are not generated only by natural human desires. These lusts are generated by unclean spirits (demons) that are infecting the minds of these individuals. The main reason why God will not tolerate sex perversion is not that He has a hang up about everything being in the natural order (although if it were not sinful it would remain in the natural order), but God knows when sexual perversion rules in society, demons are enslaving society. The minds of many in that society are then under the control of demonic forces.

Once the spiritual state of mankind has degenerated to the point where sex perversion is widespread it also has degenerated to the point where man has no morals and he becomes like the animal that demons want him to be. The end result of all this is that society embraces doctrines of demons where there are no moral absolutes or any Creator to account to. Everyone does what is right in their own eyes and the end result for society is a “dog-eat-dog world” of injustice and chaos.

The body possessors

God created mankind to trust Him and to be containers of His Spirit so that we will be capable to fulfill His will for our lives. Instead, many have made themselves containers of unclean spirits who wish to possess and defile the human race. The type of spirit within man will manifest itself in outward expressions. Sex perversion is certainly one of those expressions.

When the sexually perverse are free to come out of their closets, be aware that other demonic activity will come out of those same closets with them. The intent is to infect society with doctrines of demons and promote warfare against the sons of light. Today we see this doctrine emerging as an increasingly belligerent stand against God’s law and against true Christianity and Judaism.

What we see going on today with the promotion of homosexuals by government, education and media is nothing but rebellion against God’s natural order. There is no doubt that these life choices are spreading disease and death to all of society. In the name of lust that they call love they are helping to bring disease and death to many people. So God in the past dealt harshly with sexual perversion in order to prevent the self-destruction of the world before His elect are saved out of it.

Signs of the time

Sooner rather than later God will intervene to protect the innocent and His own people by judging the wicked. We need to take a good look at our society today. Take a rational look at the perverted things that many people dwell upon. Would God create us for this purpose? Do unnatural lusts of the flesh make any rational sense? Why do the sexually perverse hate biblical morality? Why do the sexually perverse prey on the innocent? Why do the sexually perverse hate the true people of God? Do the reasons for past judgments in the Bible still apply to our modern society? I think they do.

After looking at the world’s downward spiral into the perverse, how much longer do we think God will let this insanity go on? I think that it may get worse before it gets better, but God will deal with sex perversion in society in the same generation that these demonic spirits prevail over society. From what I see, it really looks like God will judge this present generation.

LIVING FROM ABOVE

John 10:10… I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

When you are not enjoying abundant life, you will feel as if life is full of toil. In your heart, life is meaningless and empty. You feel like someone “grasping for the wind”. (Ecclesiastes 2:11)

It seems as if nothing you do adds up to much.  The Bible calls this life “under the sun”. (Ecclesiastes 2:11)  Someone who lives life under the sun may or may not know God, but God is either forgotten or not the center of things in his life.  Your thoughts are focused on “things on this earth” and you do things to gratify your fleshly desires.  In the end, you find life depressing and unfulfilled.  Life under the sun is full of despair.

But this is not so with someone who lives life above the sun with God.  For life with Him is filled with joy and pleasures at His right hand. (Psalm 16:11)  Life is abundantly full and good just as Jesus promised — “I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly”.

Colossians 3:1-2 …If you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  Set you mind on the things above, not on the things that are on the earth.

When you live life above the sun, you see things from God’s perspective and you become Christ-occupied.  You live for Him because you know that all things were created through Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:16) When you live for His glory, your life takes on a new meaning and purpose.

God’s Word says, “And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.” (Colossians 1:17)  The Greek word for “consist” means “held together”.  In Christ, all things are held together.  And that is why when Christ is the central figure in your life, you will have it all together.  Your mind will be held together.  Your hopes and dreams will be held together.  Your family will be held together by the cords of His love.  He said for us to seek first His kingdom( the realm where He is the Supreme Ruler and King) and everything we need will be given to us.  (Matt. 6:33)

Your life will not be empty, but full of God’s goodness because “Christ in you, [is] the hope of glory”. (Colossians 1:27)  It is a wonderful life — this life lived from above the sun.