You MUST Overcome

Backsliding is Not Optional
The Wages of Sin is Death

I suppose I’m uniquely qualified to speak to the problem of backsliding.  Indeed one might consider me an expert backslider.  I have a gift for coming up with excuses.  In fact I can even use the Bible to help assist in my conquest of self deception.

Those of us who have awakened to the imminence of the forthcoming apocalypse shoulder an awful emotional burden.  As if day to day earthly pressures of work, family and friends are not enough, we must “enter the matrix” among others who have no clue what is happening around them.  This duality of emotional and spiritual existence can be mental torture to a compassionate person.  Many of us “feel” (empathize with) those around us.   This dynamic adds to the oppression of the “knowing” and compounds our own ability to cope with day to day life.

Eccl 1:18
For in much wisdom is much grief,
And he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.
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For more than 6 years now I have been researching the New World Order, studying the enemy and the forces of evil,  researching the alien-demon invasion and abduction phenomenon, writing articles, doing radio shows, and suffering the emotional trauma that goes along with this “knowing”.   Praise Jesus today, I am not alone.  Indeed nowadays there are many of us; and we are growing exponentially in numbers.  GLORY TO GOD.

Dan 12:4
;many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”
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Rom 11:25-26
25 For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.
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Things Are Different Now

Today is not yesterday.  We are not living in the 30’s.  We are not living in the 80’s.  We are living in the 21st century.  It is 2012.  This is NOT A MOVIE.  This is the REAL DEAL.  All “bets are off”.  Not only do we have the “signs in the sun, moon and stars” peppering our psyche on a daily basis, but we have the obvious imminence of global thermonuclear war breaking out at any moment with Bible scriptures and prophecies to back it.

We know we are on burrowed time.  There is NO QUESTION about it.

1 Thess 5:3-4
For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.
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Since the foundations of the world, arguably there have only been 3 people “raptured” into the heavens;  Enoch, Elijah and Jesus.  Considering there are currently about 7 billion people in the world, with some statistics suggesting that 33% of them are proclaimed Christians, having only three people being raptured in ~6,000 years suggests that the forthcoming “outbound departure” (rapture/rescue mission) is a pretty darn big deal.    One might even suggest it’s one of the BIGGEST DEALS in the history of the world.

Indeed it was Jesus himself that called those who will not make the rescue mission (rapture) foolish.  FOOLISH!

Matt 25:1-5
25 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
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It breaks my heart when people can read the word “foolish” in the Bible and not realize the power behind this analogy.  This is Jesus Christ our King, the only begotten son of God the Heavenly Father saying that.   Surely one cannot “be okay” with being perceived as foolish by Jesus.  Surely one cannot voluntarily concede to being left behind without putting up a fight.

It’s one thing for an individual to be truly ignorant of the awesome gift of the “outbound departure” (rapture) of the “spot and wrinkle free” church to heaven, it’s another thing to accept defeat against the forces of evil, and simply give up.  How can one expect to make it into heaven while volunteering to be “cast into” Great Tribulation;  (ref. Rev 2:22) because you allow willful sin (iniquity) to BEAT YOU.

Luke 12:47-48
And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
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It is not that I am without sympathy and empathy for this struggle, indeed the opposite.  But it is FEAR of God and Hellfire that “scares me straight”.

Jude 23
… but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.
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The devil and his minions have watered down the message at the pulpit.  I used to think “itchy ears” doctrine was prosperity doctrine but it is far worse than that.  Once the pulpit stopped warning about HELL and teaching people the wiles of the devil and his demonic minions, the sheep lost their wisdom.

Ps 111:10
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
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A Letter to a Struggling Brother

Here below is a letter I wrote answering a brother in Christ.   In essence he wrote saying he’d backslidden into sin and was wondering what he should do to prepare for the Great Tribulation.  Should he buy bullets and prepare for a fight, ripping Romans 12 and 13 completely out of the Bible?  It sounded to me that he had made up his mind and could no longer surrender to the gift of Jesus’ sacrifice.  Somehow he knew he’d be left behind.

Here is my answer.

I’m sorry you are suffering discouragement.  Many are and indeed many will not make it.  It’s better to be oblivious of the time and humbly watching for Jesus while living a holy life, than allowing the weight of the world and the woes of things to come to burden down our hearts in such a way that we seek sin to escape our sadness and worries.   I know this because that has been my “modus operandi” for many years.

Part of our test here on earth is to overcome the desire for sin as an escape from the pressures of “knowing” and seek God through praise and prayer instead.  And unless we overcome that urge, and the sin that goes along with it, we risk Hellfire.

Matt 5:29-30
If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
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So we tell ourselves that the “wages of sin are (not) death” (ref. 1/Romans 6:23) and we succumb to our weakness and backslide, looking for how we might survive the Great Tribulation even though the Word of God is clear that we would be exhibiting foolish behavior to do so.

Never mind that the United States of America will experience a nuclear holocaust (ref. Jeremiah 51,  Revelation 18) with alien-demon entities butchering our children and dashing them to pieces, and ravaging our wives before our very eyes.

Isa 13:16
16 Their children also will be dashed to pieces before their eyes;  Their houses will be plundered
And their wives ravished.
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Somehow we believe that we will be the “lucky ones” / the “special blessed ones” that God gives extra protection too.   Today we willfully choose “disobedience” and reject the gift of escape (the rapture/rescue mission) to the loving arms of Jesus our King, and “choose” a different way than GOD suggested in the first place.

Luke 21:36
Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass
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 We flirt with eternal damnation over some demon-injected fiery dart (Ephesians 6:16) suggesting we’ll muster up enough “end-times” bravado to join forces with the imaginary soldiers for Christ that “don’t exist” and never will; since we are supposed to be “sheep led to the slaughter”.

Rom 8:35-36
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written:

“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
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Millions of Christians will die and go to HELL in the Great Tribulation thinking they were going to make it to heaven.   Its so sad.   It breaks my heart.   I don’t want anyone to go to Hell.  Neither does Jesus.   If you don’t live a holy life style and “practice righteousness” (1 John 3:7) then you may very well be going Hell.

1 Peter 4:18
“If the righteous one is scarcely saved,
Where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?”
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If you cannot “practice righteousness” (1 John 3:7) BEFORE the Great Tribulation, how in the world can someone expect to do so after it begins?

Brother I simply cannot paint some ambiguous picture of a reasonable alternative for you (or anyone else) once the Great Tribulation begins and the Bride is rescued off this alien-demon infested rock.    As far as I’m concerned there is no alternative.   If you are “left behind” now because of  your behavior, then that same behavior may send you to hell in the Great Tribulation.

Rev 7:14-15
So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
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If you cannot make your robe white now, then what makes you believe you will make it white in the Great Tribulation?

The choice is yours brother. Choose to practice righteousness and holiness now, or play with the possibility of eternal damnation.  The Bible is painfully clear on this.

Matt 7:13-14
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.  14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
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Summary in Jesus Name

Have you ever seen a movie where someone was loosing it and freaking out and their friend shoved them against the wall and yelled “GET A GRIP!!”   This is ETERNITY we are dealing with here.  This is HELL we are dealing with here.  God is not going to lower His standards for people because they were cast into the Great Tribulation.  NOW is the time to get yourself right with Jesus Christ.  NOW is the time to REPENT of your sins and practice righteousness.

1 John 3:7-9
Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. 8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.
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Practicing righteousness is not being perfectly sin free.  Practicing righteousness is REPENTING and changing your mind and truly being sorry for messing up.  If you fall off the horse, get BACK ON IT and ride.

The next time you get disgusted or horribly discouraged STOP yourself before you get to your car.  STOP yourself before you start the engine.  Go BACK in the house and sit quietly on a chair for 5 minutes and talk to Jesus.  Surrender to Jesus and allow HIM to work in your heart.  GIVE WAY to the power of Jesus Christ in you.

Ps 46:10
Be still, and know that (HE is) God;
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Promise yourself you will play ONE PRAISE SONG and SING ALONG.

Jesus will come to your rescue and give you the power to overcome if you LET HIM.   If you are like me … you NEED a cooling down period.    Give yourself just 5 MINUTES of quiet time and talk to the Lord.

Rev 3:10-12
Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.
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For …

1 John 4:4
4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
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OVERCOME
IN  JESUS NAME

TIME IS SHORT

HANG IN THERE

LEARN TO PRACTICE RIGHTEOUSNESS

AND

WAIT UPON THE LORD

 

Ps 37:7-9

7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath;
Do not fret — it only causes harm.
9 For evildoers shall be cut off;
But those who wait on the Lord,
They shall inherit the earth.

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9 thoughts on “You MUST Overcome”

  1. Good Afternoon St. John – WOW!!!!!~ That is quite possibly thee most gorgeous e-mail I have read in years!!!!!! GEEEZZZ!!!!~ It made me gasp from the sheer beauty and purity of it. What is so profoundly cool is that you back up everything you say with the ETERNAL WORD OF GOD!!!~ Especially your response to that gentleman who wrote to you about backsliding. I am glad you were very firm with him. I really think we ALL need to stop namby-pambying about what the ETERNAL WORD says: THIS IS SERIOUS stuff and I think anyone who is going to speak on behalf of CHRIST should be very HUMBLE, stern, bold and right-in-people’s faces. There is too much touchy-feely and people do not want to know or hear what the ETERNAL WORD says. That is called: WILLFUL IGNORANCE. You choose NOT to hear. You choose NOT to apply what has been spoken. This folks is a very, very, very serious journey and it is about time PASTORS/PRIESTS get a backbone and tell it like it is. You are the only one doing this, St. John. I certainly do not get it in my church. When I was a child, it was hell fire and brimstone. Not anymore. Let’s get rid of our Bibles and let’s all feel good today. St. John – We ALL are in so much trouble and do not have a clue of how far away we are from GOD. How do you escape it!!!~ It is in the magazine racks at the supermarket – X-rated magazines and photographs. It is pornographic Billboards as you are driving. The filth that is in people’s speech in the elevators, buses, cabs, lobbies, restaurants and just waiting in line…………. Do not EVEN get me started on television and those filthy movie theaters. It is endless!!!!~ We are swimming in a sea of filth and sin.

    I have been trying to capture every thought, every word. That alone is FREAKIN’ exhausting!!!!~ I am now going into a literal clothes closet with a chair and sit in total silence and prayer. Then, as time goes by, I try the best to shut my mouth. Turn off my pea brain and let the LORD do his work and revealing in me. Each day we are getting more and more close to HIS MIGHTY APPEARING. All of these prophet’s cannot all be out of their minds. GODLY people are being spoken to and they are being told by the LORD to post their videos and blogs. It frightens me to death, St. John. Each day I beg for his mercy and forgiveness. I fail miserably each day. It is so depressing, but I get up and try and try and try and try again…………. I am amazed HE does not get sick to death of me. It is mind-blowing.

    Of course, I will be listening with my full attention this evening, as always. Thank you for doing this. We are starving to death out here. We do not need any more entertainment. We are already entertained to DEATH!!!~ Thank you for your faithfulness and persevering with this radio show every Sunday and Wednesday night. I really love listening to Kleck and Clay. I go to his radio show when I am depressed and weak. He always lifts me upward and gives me incredible hope. Your shows are so rich with wisdom and teachings that they require countless listening’s to. I do not care, because I do not watch television anymore so I put your blogtalkradio on and keep hitting REPLAY.

    St. John – Is there a possibility at the very beginning of the shows you could announce the DAY, Month, Time and Year of the broadcast. It would really help us to find it more readily in the archives as opposed to a written description as to what the program is about. Just a thought and I just wanted to ask. Grazie……………..

    HAVE A SUPERNATURALLY BLESSED DAY and REMEMBER – PEACE BEGINS WITH A SMILE!!!!~

    Yours in Christ,

    Byron…………..

  2. This was a very good post and I can’t emphasize enough, the most important news for this moment. I say “moment”, because each moment is a gift and we may not be given another. Each moment is another choice we can make to seek, praise, thank, and serve our Lord, AMEN! Since I accepted His precious gift of salvation, in 1988, my only fear has been missing the rapture for backsliding and cares of this world, like so many did at His first coming. Think of it, ALL the signs were there, He appeared, the Creator became the creation, prophecies fulfilled, He walked among man, and even His own family members and disciples nearly missed seeing and understanding HIM, JESUS CHRIST THEIR MESSIAH! Wow, this has always baffled my mind and keeps me on my knees. Lord, PLEASE let me not miss your return and let me recognize YOU! To know my Savior is my greatest need, AMEN!
    THANKS FOR REMINDING US ALL, again and again and again!
    Sent from my iPad

  3. Hey John,
    Just wanted to drop u a note and say I loved this last article! I FEEL so much the same way. If it wasnt for the power of the Holy Spirit teaching me self control, and self restraint I would be in the same mess I was 9 years ago. Full of addiction and obsessed with self full fillment, drugs, alcohol, poisinous friendships, music, astrology etc. Its so beautiful to me how God works – that I was given so much time to become who I was supposed to be thru Christ. I can say I honestly accepted Christ those 9 years ago but it took me this long to understand that there is a whole other part to the statment- living rightously. And thats not something that can happen in a day in a week even in a month when ur burdened down with as much sin as I was. What I tell everybody who will listen is what u said “Get Back On That Horse”!!! We r gonna fail at some point but what makes us holy is an honest desire to love God with all our hearts and refuse to let Jesus’ death and resurrection be in vain! The world and its over bearing evilness gets to me too. I refuse to listen to any secular music or watch cable anymore bc it so distgusting. U r right we r in some type of waiting period but u know what snaps me out of the poopy world blues? Its the thought that some where out there, there r others like me that Jesus has called on and they just need the time to grasp the full concept of what being “saved” means, “seek ye first the kingdom of God”. I wish people here in America would understand how mind contolling our media is. I constanly see celebrities covering one eye these days, pubicly, in ur face stuff. Like Lady Gaga and Rhianna. These celebs feed off the younger generations like vampires. I honestly do not know any young women anymore who are not obssesed with their sexuality. I’ve gone out of my way to dress as conservative as possible almost just to drive the world crazy, lol. Women my age look at me crazy but I dont care. I dont care if they dont like my plain hanes shirt with no symbols or writing. I dont care if the dont like my plain jeans or yoga pants, lol, sometimes i just wear clean plaid pj pants. Anyway its wonderful being so free from sin. Free from worldy expectations! Freedom is truly only available thru our savior! God Bless U! Keep up Gods work! Keep ur head up looking towards the sky brother!

  4. Well said. The times are becoming increasingly stressful and there are those, including pastors, who just tell you, let it go, quit going to those websites. As Watchmen we are to be aware and shoulder it, not pretend it isn’t there to be “happy”.

    Since your posting, I wrote about today’s news out of Iran. War games with Russia, Iran, Syria and……..China. All I could think of was a precursor to Rev 9:14-19….

  5. In your “hands up” pic above, there are at least 5 ships. They look NOTHING like what we would expect. Impossibly cloaked. Six days ago I caught them on my digital camera shooting through the end of a negative strip (infrared) and THERE THEY WERE. I’ve tried emailing the pics to members of my family to warn them. I’ve gone from 1300 pics to around 950. They disappear from my computer and what my family has received is grainy and distorted. They hide in clouds-day or night. Waiting. Look up the Bradshaw Paintings Aboriginal Rock Art. The graceful “people” arched and dancing in the air are not people! They are exactly how the ships look. Odd angles, hooks, ball joints, spikes, upside down taco shell, crab, classic 50’s saucer, orbs, dragon-like, etc…It is risky to take pictures of them. You see them. They see you. The orbs and smaller saucers have shot beams at me. Emailing also has risks. With my first email, glyphs and holograms went across my screen. There was an old man with white hair wearing a royal robe. Talking and desperate to get a point across, but I could not hear him. Next was an ugly, nasty grey, or as you say Watcher. He was talking, gloating, and throwing his head back and laughing. I couldn’t hear him either. The last image was people walking towards me. Dropping to their knees in agony. Screaming. Clasped hands in prayer. Flash or fire in the sky. They melted to bone on the ground. I stand outside now watching them and wondering what d-day hour they are waiting on as they float to the East. There are so many. Thousands upon thousands.

  6. John, my sin is smoking. About 1\2 pack a day. I went to Wahlgreens and got their brand in patch. Useless! I tried the lozenges, burned the inside of my mouth. I’ve asked the Lord, please let me wake up without any memory of smoking! Of course that didn’t happen. I’ve thought about the power of suggestion in relaxation, some consider it hypnosis, but I can’t be hypnotized, I tried it BC, YEARS AGO. THE RELAXATION WITH THE SUGGESTION OF LOSING WEIGHT WORKED. THE ENTIRE TIME I WAS AT THIS APPT. I WAS PRAYING AND PRAISING JESUS. MY results were far from those who “went under” but I had success. Is this wrong for me to try this method? This is my greatest blockade between me and Jesus, cigarettes. I am so guilt ridden over it, and yes the “knowing” of what is coming is like carrying around a 200 lb. Bag of bricks. Its exciting on one hand and horribly frightening on the other because I know what non believers, casual Christians, and the worldly sinning adulterous, fornicating, !ying, unloving greedy ‘Christians’ are going to go through. And I use that term christian there lightly! We are ruled by a reptilian class of creatures including in my opinion the Monarchy in GB, the elites in the UU AND USA, PROBABLY EVERY NATION HAS A LIZARD AT THE HELM. The Nephilim will return out of the pit, 25-100 ft. Tall half fallen angel, half human. Same as animal species they messed with. FEMA camps, be headings of Christians, etc., underground churches, on and on. It will be ugly. BUT NO ONE BELIEVES ME! I’m a nut job, conspiracy theorist, loco, giants? Get real!!! They say. No amount of proof, bible verse, nothing makes a difference. And I’m talking mostly family now. So, yes, it’s a heavy burden. Please give me your thoughts on quit smoking question. Thanks!!!!

    1. The Lord told me I would not make the rapture if I did not quit smoking. This had actually 3 meanings. The first meaning is obvious, I would not make the rapture. The second meaning was almost as obvious, I would not be part of the Bride of Jesus Christ which is an “eternal reward” of the highest honors in all the Universes and Dimensions. That terrified me. The third meaning was that since I would not make the rapture, I would be left behind for the most horrible terrifying period of time the earth will ever see. The agony and horror of those who are left behind for God’s wrath is not someone a human is able to explain because no movie has come close to capturing it. That terrified me too. But the idea that my only chance for all eternity to be part of “The Bride” of Jesus Christ, GOD of ALL CREATION, for all of eternity … to forfeit that honor because of stinking stupid cigarettes and my lack of resolve to quit, was just too much for me to handle. I was HORRIFIED at the idea. That was all the motivation I needed. There was no turning back for me. I HAD TO QUIT. So I did. If you were told by your physician that you had Lung cancer STAGE 1, and that physician told you that he MIGHT be able to save your life if you quit NOW, you would quit. Because you would be TERRIFIED not to quit – especially when you look at this Bible verse here:

      1 Cor 3:17
      If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.
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      God bless you so much Jodee. PUT ON A PAIR OF Nikes AND “JUST DO IT” – Go get the Walgreen’s cheap clear nicotine patch, follow the instructions, change your life routines and QUIT. No alcohol for at least a month while you are quitting. Do it. God bless you.

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