The very first point that I should like to make in this article is this. It is a sad irony that those people who think that they have no need whatsoever for the One true God,

are in fact the ones who need Him the most.

   I wonder how many people that we can think of who have gone through or who are going through their lives without apparently ever having had the need to believe in or to call upon God the Father or God the Son, Jesus Christ? And how many of these people appear to be living a happy and a healthy lifestyle and are `at peace with the world`? And on that last point in question is to be found the key to the understanding of the answer to the question. These `happy-go-lucky` people are `at peace with the world`, with their world, they are willing partakers of and with the flow of this world, they so easily slot into and slide along with the Satanically inspired `Babylonian System` (spiritual and material) which has this unsuspecting world within its` demonic grip. Because if a person goes along with the Satanic flow of this world then they will not have the `burden` (for want of a better word!) of having a conscience towards Almighty God in having to constantly strive to be truthful, fair, loving and generous in all of their dealings, whilst all other people around them are behaving in the exact opposite way. The true Christian in this world has to be decent, (even when the world is constantly being bombarded via the media etc., with obscenities and lewdness and disrespect towards authority) they have to be generous of heart, (whilst all around them people have become inwards looking, greedy and selfish) they have to be morally aware and responsible. (whilst the rest of the world appears to be enjoying a never ending party mood of wild and unrestrained self- indulgence with the attitude of  `if it feels good then do it`). Going with the Satanic flow of this world leaves a person with a clear conscience, and what a dangerous sort of person this is, not only to others but also, (unbeknown to them) to themselves!  Unfortunately in these latter days in which we are now living, having an `inbuilt` conscience towards Almighty God is starting to be totally lacking in more and more people, it does not appear to be present in their basic make-up anymore. In most of the young of today it has never been there and in older people they have successfully eradicated it or had it eradicated because of the easy temptations of this modern world which they have willingly given themselves over to carelessly partake of. We now have successive generations of people who are growing up without or have already grown up without any respect towards the Lord God, or love, compassion, law and order. They only respond to and are respectful and mindful of one thing, and that is of being caught and `punished` for the evil things which they have done, very few if any have any shame or care about their crimes. But these days for the criminal, being caught is nothing more than an inconvenience for most of them, it simply means that they have had their liberty to do anything that they want to do and when they want to do it, temporarily removed. Being convicted of a crime carries with it no shame for them, rather the opposite, they wear it as a badge of pride, because to them the worse the crime that they can get caught committing but then get away `scot free` with, (because of the wimpish legal systems that operate in most western democracies), it will keep them held in high esteem amongst their own kind until somebody else from their ranks is seen to better it. Lawlessness has become a very profitable `game` for them to play, the risks are now minimal and the materialistic rewards can be substantial. These days all criminals ( in the U.K.) know that even the inconvenience of being caught and held in detention need not last that long, because with the help of a freely provided solicitor they will soon once more be at liberty to roam the streets doing exactly as they please, once again free to continue were they left off but now with the extra `kudos` of being able to boast to their like-minded `friends` about how badly they behaved and of how impotent and easy to get around the man-made laws (as opposed to the Lord God`s laws) of this country really are. Let`s read from the book of  Habakkuk 1: 4. `Therefore the law is ignored, and judgment never goes forth: because the wicked surround the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceeds`.  Within the pages of the holy scriptures the effects of lawlessness and its` subsequent divine punishment is only too well documented; let`s read from  2 Peter 2: 9-14. `The Lord knows how to deliver the Godly out of  temptations, and to reserve the unjust until the day of judgment to be punished. But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and who despise correction. They are presumptuous, self willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities, whereas angels, which are greater in authority and power, do not bring slanderous accusations against them before the Lord. But these, as natural brutish beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things of which they have no understanding; and so they shall utterly perish in their own corruption; and shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, the same as they that consider it pleasure to riot in the day time. They are spots and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceits while they accompany you. Having eyes full of adultery and they cannot cease from sin; enticing and unstable souls, they have a heart that is conditioned and well used to covertous practices; they are cursed children`.  And in the book of Job we can find  Job 21: 7. and 13-15. and 30. `Wherefore do the wicked live and become old, yes, they are mighty in power. They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment (no lingering illness) go down to the grave. They have said to the Lord God, Depart from us, we do not want to know about You or Your ways. So, what is the Almighty that we should serve Him? and what profit do we have if we pray to Him? The wicked is reserved for the day of destruction. They shall be brought forth on the day of wrath`.

   The need for God, the God that all true Christians know and love, has never entered these lawless ones heads. Certainly some of them may have heard of Him, and of His Son, Jesus Christ, but those who have, have callously cast Them aside, far into the furthest `back shelf ` of their evil little minds were they sit alongside and are equated with the memories of the nursery rhymes and the fairy-tales of their childhood. Consequently they imagine that they have a more adult and superior grasp on reality than those of us who know the Lord God and who believe on Him, but in fact, as every true Christian knows, it is just the opposite, let`s read from  2 Timothy 4: 3-4. `For the time will come when they will not accept correct teaching, but after their own lusts they will listen only to those who speak what they want to hear, and be all too eager to believe them. And by so doing they will turn away their ears from the truth and shall begin to believe in fables`.  Indeed, these lawless people are in fact the ones who have no real grasp on reality. They are the ones who are living in a Satanically induced and controlled cloudy, fairy-tale dream world of half truths and downright lies and of dreampt up `codes of conduct` and of financially and sexually driven infatuations, imaginings and goals. They are the ones who are living in and believe in a lying, make-believe world of super heroes, space aliens, vampires, Peter Pans, ghosts, monsters and evolved human beings, things that have never existed and that never will exist !  They are the ones who are living by the rules of a world which is practically bursting at the seams with lying `knowledge` dished out by the bucket-full by Satanically misguided teachers, scientists, doctors, politicians and `professors` of this and that. They are the ones who have been indoctrinated by a world which encourages its` lying, deceiving and treacherous politicians, priests and ministers, whilst all the time these worthless creatures portray themselves as `saviours of the world`, the same world that through its` corrupt judicial systems denies law-abiding people justice. Let`s read from  2 Peter 2: 1-3. `But there were also false prophets amongst the people, even as there will also be false teachers amongst you, who will cunningly introduce destructive and contrary opinions to true and righteous doctrine, even to the point of going against the words of the Lord that bought them (with His blood) thus bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their poisonous ways, and because of this the way of truth (true Christianity) shall be evily spoken of. And through controlling you they shall with lying words make money out of you. (Don`t they just!) Their judgment has not been wanting and their damnation is not withheld.` Every one who lives by the rules of this deceived world is in denial of the truth, because it would seem that the truth is just too much for them to bear, they shrink back from it as cowards and take refuge in their `safe` little world of make-believe. If a person turns and runs from the truth then they turn their backs on and cowardly run away from the Lord God! But it is not so for any true Christian, they are not cowards because they have the guts to stand up to and face this lying world head on and tell it the truth.  

2 Timothy 1: 7. `For the Lord has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power and of love, and of self-discipline`.  Even now, as the people of this world begin to experience the rewards of their evil and corrupt ways, they are still in denial of the truth and try to rationalise all disasters that befall them by giving them `scientific` explanations and names such as `climate change` or `the greenhouse effect` or `global warming`. They deny the existence of the Lord God and therefore do not attribute any form of punishment that is suffered by the world, to Him, let`s read from  Psalm 14: 1-4. `The fool has said in his heart, there is no God. They are corrupt, they have done detestable works, there is not one of them that does good. The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any who understood and did seek the Lord. But they are all gone aside, they have altogether become corrupt, there is not one of them that does good, no, not one of them. Have those who work iniquity no knowledge? the same who eat up My people as they eat up bread, and do not call upon the Lord`.  Let`s look at verse four again, `Have those who work iniquity no knowledge?`  this may indeed be the big question. Obviously there will be those who commit their sinful deeds in genuine ignorance of the laws of the Lord God, but they cannot plead that they do that which they do in ignorance of the laws of man, many of which are still based on the laws of the Almighty God. And so as a consequence it is impossible for them to honestly and accurately state, (and the time will come when thay have to answer for that which they have done) `I haven`t done any wrong in the eyes of the Lord`. They will have no excuse whatsoever, let`s read from  Romans 1: 20. `For the invisible things of Him, from the creation of the world, are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are created, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they (who plead ignorance of such things) are without excuse`.

   What then can we conclude so far, is it that the Godless people of this earth will continue to lead their lives without feeling the need for the living God? Well the most obvious answer to this question at least for those who do not believe in Him must be yes. But to us who are true Christians we can straightforwardly see that these people need the Lord God to enter into and become a part of their lives even more than we do (if that were at all possible).  They need the Lord God to intervene in their lives just as we do, but Satan does not cause them trouble or `buffet` them the same way as he does us because they `go with the flow` and as a consequence all true Christians are erroneously perceived by them to be somehow accursed in this present life and therefore these cowards want none of it. Little do they realise that the troubles that are suffered in this fleeting life are as nothing compared to the reward that we hope to receive in the next eternal life! Let`s read the words of the apostle Paul in  Romans 8: 18. `For I reckon that the sufferings of this life are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us`. (in the next life)  So how do we true Christians manage to cope against such a powerful, evil and murderous spirit being such as Satan on a daily basis? well in James 4: 7. it tells us, `Resist Satan and he will flee from you`. Unfortunately this world is bursting at the seams with people who do not recognize the Lord or who have forsaken Him and do not resist Satan, and that is why most are oblivious to the peril that what little spirituality that they may have left, is in. Let`s read from  James 4: 4. `You faithless unbelievers, do you not realize that friendship with the world is to be at enmity with God? whosoever therefore would be a friend of the world has made themselves an enemy of God`. and from  James 5: 5. `You have lived in pleasure on the earth, and have been self-indulgent; you have done as you wanted as if every day were to be your last`. Many people take momentary comfort by mixing and socialising with like-minded types or with those who are seen  to be even more worse off than they are, like the hopeless, the desparate, the deeply troubled, the suicidal, the drug addicted and the alcoholic. They move freely and easily from one lawless, Godless situation to the next. They have forsaken the Lord and they are therefore at liberty to indulge themselves to death!

    What should we suppose that the percentage ratio is of the wicked people of this world who are genuinely deceived as opposed to those who are not deceived and are deliberately and knowingly wicked? that is to say how many of the wicked are basically, deep down, decent and loving but have been led astray perhaps from their childhood by false doctrines and bad example compared to how many are irrevocably  evil and brutish at heart and who cannot or will not alter their evil ways? These are the truly evil of this world, and in these dangerous times in which we live of so-called (Satanically inspired) `political correctness`, even the word `evil` has become an outlawed word to use. No, you cannot use a word like that to describe a person, they are not evil, say the `authorities` it`s just that they have chosen to live a different `lifestyle`, and with

proper and loving (and outrageously expensive!) care and attention, in time they will become model citizens. Oh come on, we are back in the realms of fairy-land again! Let`s remind ourselves of  2 Peter 2: 12. `But these, as natural brute beasts, are born to be taken and destroyed, they speak evil of the things that they do not understand, and they shall utterly perish in their own corruption`.  And to back up that last scripture we`ll read the words of Jesus Christ in  Matthew 7: 17-20. `Even so, every good tree brings forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, just as a corrupt tree cannot bring forth good fruit. Every tree that does not produce good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire. This being the case, by their fruits you will recognize them`.  We, as mere humans, cannot even begin to truthfully know what any one person is like deep down inside, let alone the billions who are alive now and those who have been alive upon this earth. The Lord God alone is the only one who knows what each individual is really like and of what they are capable of becoming. As for the rest of us, well we just have to view the perceived lawless ones as all being `in the same boat`, as all having `come from the same mould`, because they all have the same things in common. They all (amongst other things) behave selfishly, they have no regard for others feelings or the consequences of their actions, they all lie to cover their own backs, they are out of control, greedy, covetous and wilful to the extreme. Unfortunately and sadly, most of these evil traits can be applied to almost all who live upon this earth in varying degrees and proportions.

    Nearly thirty years ago now, I was `called` and answered that call to become a member of the church of God. At the time I had been living in a notorious area of a big, northern city for about twenty years and had daily contact with the lawless, the down and out, drug addicts, alcoholics, the mentally unbalanced, the homeless, prostitutes and the downright nasty and evil. But also amongst this mish-mash of broken humans there were a few decent people and some `diamonds in the rough` and I like to think that these were the ones who I chose to socialise with, some even becoming very close friends. But even so, through experience, some of it bitter, I had grown to put my trust in only a very small number of them, because for all of their capability of generosity of spirit towards one another,(and me) it was only extended to a person if they were perceived to be `one of them`. If you were to have a serious disagreement over politics or religion or the way that they behaved morally, you were out or at the very least marked. And so I became `street wise` as the terminology describes it, in order to `survive`, and then the `call` came and the need to be amongst my old `friends` slowly but surely evaporated and new Christian friendships were formed and I finally moved out of the big city and into the comparatively tranquil surroundings of the countryside. And so I have seen and to some extent experienced and gone along with the flow of  this world. I have seen and in some cases experienced first hand the effects of drug and alcohol abuse, adultery, prostitution, the desire of and the love of money and the lazy state-funded life that destroyed many of these people`s motivation to achieve the things that they wanted by the work of their own hands instead of relying on hand-outs. (not that I mean to generalise, because I know that there just are not the jobs available for everyone who is unemployed) .  We should realise that if deep down a person is of a loving and caring nature, but that the life that they have had to live has buried that nature, then one day the Lord God will find it, dig it out, clean it off, wash it, polish it and find a good use for it, because it is precious in the sight of the Lord. An example of this may be found in  Isaiah 65: 8. `Thus says the Lord, As the new wine is yet to be found in a cluster of grapes, and so one says do not destroy them, because a blessing is in them, so will I act for My servant`s sakes, so that I do not destroy them all`.

   It is not only `recreational` drug and alcohol abuse that destroys people, there is also sexual abuse, love starvation, loneliness and immoral teachings and instruction from childhood to name but some, and these things are in many ways far worse than `recreational` drug abuse or alcoholism because for most `recreational` alcoholics and drug abusers the chemicals are the cause of  their addiction. So-called modern `medicine` can in some cases wean a person off their addictions  but what it cannot do for the abused and constantly fails to do is to get beneath that `surface healing` which merely succeeds in covering over the horrendous wounds of the terrible torment that still rages within the abused suffering individuals concerned. Only the Lord God, and more importantly for the abused suffering person, the realization for the need of the Lord, can ever heal such

deep wounds. But how many of these tragic individuals have even been given any knowledge of the Lord, let alone been given the true knowledge of Him so that they may believe on Him and develop their faith so that they may be healed? Is it any wonder that people, not just the wounded and the hurting, forsake the Lord or just simply do not want to have anything to do with Him because of what they have seen the so-called, `christian` priests and ministers do in His name, committing abominable acts with children and mincing around in their fine robes and theatrical costumes and practising their mumbo-jumbo pseudo-`christian` rites and ceremonies and keeping their `holy` days and festivals. Such evil blasphemy will not go unpunished, if not in this lifetime then certainly in their possibly very brief next one. As regards the treatment of the individuals, for many if not all of these sad cases of abuse, there appears to be one very important thing that is lacking. It is all well and good to pull down the monstrous walls of abuse that have been built up over the years but something else very quickly needs to be put in their place. An individual should not be left standing amongst the ruins of a dismantled and shattered life or lifestyle, they should not be left as a cleared-out but forsaken bomb-site totally empty and devoid of anything loving, loyal, worthwhile, trustworthy and on-going to fill the aching, gaping void that is within them. Before any pulling down and anything is rebuilt within these poor individuals a sure and a rock-steady foundation must first be laid, and it is at this point that the recognition and the need for the Lord God, Jesus Christ, to be that foundation is most important. It is at moments in time like this that most people begin to realise that they really do need `something more` in their lives and so they then begin their spiritual search and journey for that `something`. It is critically important therefore that these people get the correct `something more` that they are looking for, and that they allow the correct, the one true God to enter into their lives via correct Christian teaching. There is great danger for these vulnerable individuals at this time that they will just attach themselves to the most `attractive` and showy and readily available `christian` church that they come across, thinking that any `christian` worship is better than no Christian worship at all, when as most of us know, that it is crucial to start any journey to a destination by using the right map, because if we don`t then the destination which we will arrive at is not going to be the one that we expected or indeed wanted, we end up lost, and there is only one thing more soul-destroying than being spiritually lost and that is being spiritually dead! Now I realize that the majority of these individuals do not deliberately set out to follow a false `christian` religion, but this next scripture tells us what happens (at least in this life) if they do,  Jonah 2: 8. `They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy`.  Unfortunately for them, the people who follow these false `christian` teachings dished out so efficiently and attractively `wrapped` by the mainstream false `christian` churches end up (because they follow the god of this world (Satan) by doing so) much worse off spiritually than if they had never bothered with `christian` religion in the first place. Satan is the `god` of misery, pain, lies, murder, destruction and ultimately death for those who follow him and he is the `god` who rules over all of these false `christian` churches which are to be found throughout the whole `christian` world in their many thousands. And the wealthiest and the most influential and powerful of all of these churches with its` self ordained and world-wide promoted `saints`, festivals and `holy` days such as `sunday`, `christmas`, `easter` and `hallowe`en` is, well I`ll let the scriptures inform you of that, let`s read from  Revelation 17: 1-9. `And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me saying to me, Come here and I will show to you the judgment of the great whore that sits upon many waters (rules spiritually over many nations); With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, (world rulers have sold themselves and their countries spiritually) and by whom the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. (wrong `christian` teachings have affected their judgement) So the angel carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness were I saw a woman (symbolic of a church) sitting upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy and having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand which was full of unclean things and the filthiness of her unfaithful fornications. And upon her head there was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints (the true saints!) and with the blood of those who had died for the name of Jesus: and when I saw her I wondered with great wonderment. And the angel said to me why do you wonder? I will tell you what the woman represents and also the beast (the antichrist)  which has the seven heads (seven nations) and the ten horns, (kings or rulers) that she sits upon (influences).  The beast that you saw was and is not, and shall rise from out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition, and they that dwell upon the earth shall wonder, they whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. And here is the mind that has wisdom, the seven heads are seven mountains (hills) upon which the woman sits`.  Now the question must be asked, which city is renowned for having been built on seven hills and is the headquarters of the largest and most powerful `christian` church in the world? And which `christian` church supports the erroneous and easy to adopt, lying belief of, `all you have to do to be saved is to just believe`? (and of course donate lots of money to the church to `ease your way into heaven`)  Let`s have a read from the book of  James 2: 17-20. `Even so, faith without works is dead, being by itself. If a man should say, You have your faith and I have works: then demonstrate to me your faith that has no works, and I will demonstrate to you my faith by the works that I have done. You believe and know that there is one God, you do well, the demons also believe and know, but their knowledge of Him makes them tremble with fear at the very thought of Him. Foolish man, you should realise that faith without (true Christian) works is a dead faith.`  And so we can understand from the reading of that last scripture that although it is a good thing for an individual to finally come to realize that they need God in their lives it is not the be all and end all of their spiritual journey, indeed it is only their first step, albeit it a very crucial one towards their learning of the truth about what is actually happening upon this earth. That word `truth`, I remember Clint Eastwood in one of his movies bawling out a subordinate with the words which went something like. . . `The truth, you want the truth? You can`t handle the truth. . .`.  Now every time that I see one of the so-called `christian` clergy poncing and `gliding` about in their blasphemous, over-the-top, sumptuous, pagan regalia, the words from that movie spring into my mind, for why else would they be doing the things that they do perpetuating lie upon Satanic lie in the name of God the Father and in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ? Unless of course they really are pure evil! Let`s read from  Romans 2: 21-24. `You therefore who teach others, have you not disciplined yourself? you that teaches that a man should not steal, do you yourself steal? You that say that a man should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? you that detests idols, do you commit idolatry? You that make the law your boast, through breaking the law do you dishonour God? Because of you the name of the Lord God is blasphemed amongst the Gentiles (unbelievers) as it is written of in the scriptures`.  and now from the book of  Isaiah 52: 5. `Now therefore, what have I here? says the Lord, that my people is taken away for nothing, for they that rule over them make them to howl, says the Lord, and (because of them) My Name is every day continually blasphemed`.  Let`s consider those last words of that scripture, who should we suppose is doing and causing all of this blaspheming of the Lord God`s Name? Well isn`t it all of the world`s so-called `christian` churches, their priests and their ministers twenty four hours of every day? Let`s not forget that whilst one half of the world is sleeping the other half is awake and `up and running` and vice-versa. The most pernicious of these churches is the Roman catholic church and its` very close sister the Anglican church and we can read of an analogical description of these two churches in  Ezekiel 23: 1-5. `The word of the Lord came again to me saying, Son of man, there were two woman (representative of two churches) the daughters of one mother: and they committed whoredoms in Egypt (Egypt represents sin from which the tribes of Israel were brought out of led by Moses) they committed whoredoms in their youth, in Egypt were their breasts pressed and there they bruised the teats of their virginity. And the names of them were Aholah the elder and Aholibah her sister: and they were Mine, and they bare sons and daughters (smaller `christian` churches) Thus were their names; Samaria is Aholah, and Jerusalem Aholibah. And Aholah played the harlot when she was Mine, and she doted on her lovers the Assyrians, her neighbours`.  and now I`ll run on verses 11, 17-19, 30-31. `And when her sister Aholibah saw this , she became more corrupt in her inordinate love than Aholah, and in her whoredoms than her sister in her whoredoms. And the sons of Babel came to her into her bed of love, and they defiled her with their whoredom, and she was polluted with them and her mind was alienated because of them. So she discovered her whoredoms and discovered her nakedness; so then My mind was alienated from her just as My mind had become alienated from her sister. And yet still she continued to multiply her whoredoms in calling to remembrance the days of her youth wherein she had played the harlot in the land of Egypt. I will do these things to you, (chiefly the lesser church(es) of  `christian` Israel) because you have gone a whoring after the ways of the heathen and because you are polluted with their idols. You have walked in the ways of your sister (the roman catholic church) therefore I will give her cup (her punishment) into your hand`. And for a supporting scripture we`ll read from the book of  Hosea 6: 9. `And as hoards of robbers lie in wait to ambush a man, in like manner the company of priests murder in the way by common consent, for they commit evil`.  There are, sadly, more than a few people who, when they have satisfied their initial need for the Lord God in their lives have come to realise that deep down, that need is in fact still there and that it has not been fulfilled. How then can this be? well in all probability they have allied themselves to and are a part of a false Christian church, they eat hungrily and willingly of the fruits of this false faith but for them the nagging emptiness never goes away. Let`s read the words of Jesus Christ from the book of  Luke 6: 25-26. `Woe to you who are full! (of false teachings) for you shall hunger. Woe to you that laugh now! for you shall mourn and weep. Woe to you when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers speak to the false prophets`.  The only way to get rid of bad `spiritual food` is to vomit it out, preferably before the body has a chance to fully digest it!  There are certain types of every-day food that are presented to look so delicate and attractive to the eye to eat but they are full of air and lack any sort of real nutrition, and they leave the eater craving more. And then there is the opposite kind of food, full of stodge and fat and because it weighs so much the eater thinks that it must be doing them good because it gives them a full feeling in their belly. But this food distends and enlarges the belly and the eater of it still feels hungry simply because their belly is getting larger and larger and so the portions of stodgy food have to get larger and larger to try and fill it. As with food for the belly so with spiritual `food`, many false churches dish out such lightweight and easy to swallow `airy` doctrines that most of their congregations are unmoved by them and are only in attendance so that they can join in with the church`s social activities and its` self-ordained festivals such as `christmas` and `easter` which they and their children enjoy so much. In this kind of church a person will die with an empty belly and because of lack of spiritual nutrition.  Then there are the churches that dish out the stodgy, heavy spiritual food, these are the ones that try to terrify their congregations into remaining loyal to them by serving up cleverly and Satanically crafted, heavy, damning, hierarchical-priesthood orientated sermons that promise the hearer of them eternal damnation in hell-fire if they dare to ever walk away from that church or question the motives of it whilst at the same time encouraging their congregations to enjoy the easy (lying) way to eternal life by `just believing` and of course by making them feel very obliged to give regular amounts of cash to that church! The person in this type of church will also die of spiritual starvation because a full, heavy belly is of no use to anybody if it`s full of garbage. Junk spiritual food is dished out by junk `christian` churches, and just as the churches are spiritually starved and dead, so are their clergy, and so will become their congregations!  Good spiritual food is balanced and nutritious and comes directly from the word of God with no interfering, Satanically influenced and manipulated clergy coming in between. But like any change in a person`s diet, it takes time for the benefits of new spiritual food to be fully appreciated by that person, and this is why so many have given up the eating of it and have gone back to their old church ways and its` diet of junk food. Junk food tastes great to eat at the time, but a person sure pays the price for the constant eating of it further down the line!  Now, harking back to the false `christian` churches self-ordained feasts and festivals such as `easter` and `christmas` that I mentioned earlier, let`s read what the scriptures and the Lord God Almighty has to say about them,  Amos 5: 21. `I hate and I despise your feast days, and I will not take any pleasure in your appointed assemblies`.  and to support that scripture we`ll read the words of Jesus Christ in,  Mark 7: 6-9. `Jesus answered and said to them, Well has Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, for as it is written, these people honour Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. It is in vain that they worship Me, teaching instead of God-given doctrines, the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, they keep instead the traditions of men, such as the washing of cups and pots and many other such like things that they do. And Jesus further said to them, Full well you reject the commandment of God in order that you may keep your own traditions`.  What then should we suppose, should we think that for people to keep these Satanically inspired false `christian` holy days is better than not having people keep them at all and therefore run the risk of the whole `christian` world forgetting about the Lord Jesus and God the Father altogether? Well the answer is NO, a thousand times NO! The Lord God is not so helpless and `invisible` that He needs the likes of Satanic ritual in the shape and form of false religions in order for people to realise and feel His presence and find Him! These man-ordained `christian` festivals have for the most part now become self-indulgent pagan parties and booze-ups, and anybody and everybody is invited to join in, everybody that is except for the One Person who these festivals are supposed to put people in remembrance of. Yes folks, the Special Guest who these festivals are supposed to honour has been firmly shut out and banned from even getting a look-in at them. The Lord God has been snubbed and left out in the cold. But anyway, should we suppose that He would have attended had the doors been thrust open wide to receive Him? I don`t think so, in fact, having read Amos 5: 21., I Know So!

   Unfortunately (for the world) in the midst of the unbridled orgying that the world insists on perpetrating in the name of the Lord God, He recognizes none of it as being anything belonging to Him or of having come from Him, and this includes all of the wannabe Christians who keep so-called `sunday`. It is all balm for the rotten, sin ridden consciences of those who still have feelings of guilt. They imagine that anything that they purpose to do, as long as it is done in the name of their god, (and we should all have come to realize by now who that god really is!) and with the blessings of their `christian` priest or minister, then it is alright for them to do it, or with their priest`s forgiveness, of having already done it! Well these people should think again, let`s once more read from  Romans 2: 12-13, and 21-24. `For as many that have sinned without (knowing) law shall also perish without law, and as many that have sinned with (knowledge of) the law, shall be judged by the law. Because not the hearers of the law are just before God, but those who obey the law shall be justified`. You therefore, who teach another, have not you learned for yourself ? you that preaches that a man should not steal, do you steal? You that say that a man should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You that detests idols, do you commit idolatry?  You that love to speak and boast of the law, do you by breaking the law yourself, dishonour the Lord God?  For because of you the name of the Lord God is blasphemed amongst non-believers just as it is written (within the scriptures)`.

   There are many professing `christians` who suppose that because they are `under grace` that this means that they are, in the Lord`s eyes, unable to commit sin, and that sin will not be imputed or attributed to them. This leads them to the erroneous assumption that they are not like the people of old, the people who lived at the time before the coming of Jesus Christ, that they have somehow been given an easier ride through this life and that they are free to do more or less that which they want to do as long as they make some sort of a gesture of atonement towards the Lord, be it by going to the `confessional box` and asking the priest for forgiveness of their sins or by simply making the `sign of the cross` and muttering some repetitive man-made mumbo-jumbo or by going before their images, their plaster `saints` or whatever and saying prayers and leaving `tokens` and offerings. Let`s read  Ezekiel 20: 31-33. For when you offer your gifts and make your sons to pass through the fire, you defile yourselves with all of your idols, even to this day: and shall I be enquired of by the likes of you, O house of Israel? As I live, says the Lord God, I will not be enquired of by you. And that which comes into your mind shall not be when you imagine to yourselves that you will be like the heathen, as are the families of other countries who pay homage to wood and to stone (images). As I live, says the Lord God, surley with a mighty hand and a stretched out arm and with fury poured out, I will rule over you. (you will come to obey Me)   Now let`s read two scriptures from the new testament,  2 Corinthians 6: 14-17. `Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers, for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what in common has light with darkness? And what harmony has Christ with Satan? or what part has he who believes with one who does not? And what business has the Lord God to do with a temple full of idols? because you are the temple of the living God, as the Lord has said, I will dwell in them, and walk with them, and I will be their God and they will be My people. This being the case, come out from amongst them (leave your false `christian` church) and be separate from them says the Lord, and do not touch the unclean thing (false religion) and then I will receive you`.  Now these next words from Jesus Christ should be allowed sink down very deeply indeed into the minds of those so-called `christians` who have nothing better to do than go around saying `We are all under grace, all our sins are covered`.  Matthew 5: 17-18. `Do not imagine to yourselves that I have come to do away with the law or what the prophets have prophesised, because I have not come to destroy the law but rather to uphold it.  For in truth I say to you, until heaven and the earth shall cease to exist, not one small letter or punctuation mark will be taken away from the law until all things are fulfilled`. Not one of the man-made `holy` days or festivals observe the laws of the Lord God, not one of them !  and the people who keep them are wasting their time if they think that the Lord God condones or is present at any one of them, and this includes `sunday` services and so-called `easter` and `christmas`! These false `christian` churches and their Satanic, blasphemous `holy` days merely pay a form of lip-service to the Lord God, their is no need or room for the Lord in any of them as can be demonstrated by the reading of  Isaiah 29: 13. `Wherfore the Lord said, in so much as this people draw near to Me with their mouth, and with their lips make to honour Me, but their heart they have removed far from Me, and the way that they should behave towards Me has been taught them by men who have devised their own rules`. This scripture as with almost all scripture does not stand alone, let`s read from the book of  Jeremiah 12: 1-2. `Righteous are You O Lord, when I plead with You; yet let me talk with You of Your judgments: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? why are all they who deal treacherously, happy? You have planted them and yes, they have taken root, they grow and they bring forth fruit, You are near to them in their mouths, but You are far from them in their hearts`.  Old testament `stuff`, yes, but it is just as relevant today as it was way back when it was first written, human nature does not change!

 Ecclesiastes 1: 9. `The thing that has been, it is that which shall be, and that which is done is that which shall yet be done; and there is no new thing under the sun`.  Let`s read once more the words of Jesus Christ from the new testament, as He refers back to the old testament,  Matthew 15: 7-9. `You hypocrites! well did Isaiah prophesy of you saying, This people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honour Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me`.  

  And so back to the title of this article, do we really have to experience the need  for the Lord God before we can truly say that we believe in Him? Well, I think the answer to that is, quite simply, YES. Because no amount of partying, drinking and gluttonous feasting, giving of presents to one another or guilt-free lifestyles will create in an individual the need for anything else other than self-gratification let alone the need for God. The world`s  false, glitzy, politically correct and radically `modern`, loose-moralled so-called `christian` churches which are not at all `modern` but which are actually held fast by and stuck in the old and ancient evil of the sucking mud of dogma-ridden, hierarchical priestly pagan doctrines and festivals that will not give anything to their adherents other than the sure and certain promise of judgment and possibly eternal damnation and death!  

  Unfortunately, for mostly all who dwell upon this earth at this present time, (the truly wicked aside because this life is their `reward` and it is the only life that they will get!) we have to experience the harsh reality of the predominant evil which so easily and persistently influences the workings of this world and its` leaders. True Christians will feel and experience this evil more than anybody else not only because we are constantly aware of it but also because the Lord God, our heavenly Father, uses this evil and allows it in controlled amounts to discipline and create in us, His children, (because we fight to resist it) the type of character that He wants us to take on and become. Let`s have a read from  Hebrews 12: 5-11. `You have forgotten the exhortation that speaks to you as children. My son, do not despise the discipline and the chastening of the Lord, and do not give in when you are rebuked by Him. Because whom the Lord loves, He disciplines, and He scourges every son (and daughter) whom He receives. If you endure His discipline, then the Lord deals with you and treats you as sons, for what kind of son is he that a father does not discipline? Because if you are without chastisement whereof all of His sons are partakers, then you are not His sons but are bastards. (illegitimate) We have had our fleshly fathers  correct us, and we gave them respect, shall we not then rather be in subjection more willingly to the Father of all spirits and live? Our fleshly fathers disciplined us for a few days as and when they thought necessary, but our heavenly Father disciplines us for our benefit, so that eventually we may be partakers of His holiness. Now discipline when it is received is not pleasant but grievous, nevertheless afterwards it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to them who have been corrected by it`.  

  As any true Christian has come to realize, even in the darkest and most despairing hours of their life, true faith will comfort and see that person through those hours, because it is then, within that black, Satanic grip of momentary hopelessness that we really need our God, and having needed Him He has come to our aid and has not abandoned us or let us down. He is ever faithful towards us, and His faithfulness increases our faithfulness, and we find ourselves blessed with an ever increasing and deepening love for Him and a trust in Him so that whatever happens to us, we know and believe that it will ultimately be for the best.

    

   


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