Summary: When are people going to wake up and see what is going on? When Satan wanted to have control in heaven. Satan told his lie so long, that one third of the Angels were cast out of heaven along with him.
A warning to the People of God
Bishop Melvin L. Maughmer, Jr.
OPENING: - I have a very serious question I need to ask - When are people going to wake up and see what is going on? We can see what is happening today here on earth, is what took place in heaven. When Satan wanted to have control in heaven. Satan told his lie so long, that one third of the Angels were cast out of heaven along with him. Understand if you tell a lie long enough people will eventually believe it as true. We are seeing this played out today in our political system. Understand if you can control what the public sees on TV, what they read in the Newspaper, online, and in magazines you can manipulate what people believe and even influence what Religion they should follow and when that happens you can control the people.
Last week I taught on “Making your calling an election sure”. I stated how we must know without a shadow of doubt know that our salvation is sure on our part not on God’s part. Before the foundation of the world God had already established a plan for salvation and through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ on Calvary’s cross purchased with His blood our redemption and guaranteed our salvation. It is a sure thing; however, on our part, we must repent of sin, accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior which is faith and then add characteristics to our faith such as virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, charity, for if we do these things we shall never fall.
After we do these things, we cannot become comfortable and complacent but must constantly be on guard – WHY because John 10:10 says “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”. The devil desires to destroy you because he is destined for Hell and wants to take you there with him.
1 Peter 5:8 says, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”. Then in Galatians 6:7 we are told “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap”. 2 Thessalonians 2:7 says, “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way”. These are scriptures of warning - scriptures that are letting us know to be cautious because the devil is seeking to devour us, and he will use many different tactics to accomplish his will.
Ezekiel 33 tells the watchman to tell the people and inform them of coming danger. Ezekiel 33:1-7 says “Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand. So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me”.
It is my commission to inform God’s people of danger! BEWARE – A warning to the people of God!
2 Timothy 3:1 says, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come”. Paul tells us that the last days would be marked by perilous times. The Greek word used for the word perilous is defined as dangerous, treacherous, or violent. I would say that there really are no better words used to clearly define the current conditions we find ourselves living today. Times are increasingly dangerous, treacherous and violent. I truly believe we are seeing exactly what Jesus warned us about as a sign of the times when he stated that as it was in the Days of Noah so shall it be in the days of the coming of the son of man.