What Does Westboro Baptist Church and Ahmadinejad Have In Common?

When it comes to shaping public opinion, the American news media remains the single greatest force in the world (IMHO). The majority of these people have no interest in reporting the Truth about ANY situation; they are only interested in money and spreading their ideals.

Attacks from Without

ahmadinejadA couple days ago, I was reading in a major online publication how, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (President of the Islamic Republic of Iran), while addressing the United Nations, went on a tirade against the United States, causing many listeners to stage a massive walkout.

For the record: Ahmadinejad is a psychopath who deserves hell (we all do). He is not to be trusted and I just don’t like him. Nevertheless, something inside me (I believe it was the Holy Ghost) inspired me to dig further. When I actually read the unedited text of his address to the U.N., I found that much of what he said about “the West” and our values was actually true!

Now, don’t freak out on me here. There was a LOT of falsehood in the speech. Obviously, his eschatology and doctrine could use some work. But when he addressed Western values, where we “invest” our money and other bad habits that we esteem as “the American Way”, I can’t help but feel a serious rebuke. It is absolutely True that our values are not what we profess and that we engage in activity that is none of our business.

Let’s move on for a moment.

Strife from Within

westboroIf you haven’t seen the antics of the Westboro Baptist church on the television or the internet by now, you can check them out on YouTube. These lunatics exercise their 1st Amendment rights to spread (what they call) “the love of God” by picketing homosexual events, rock concerts and soldiers funerals. If you check out their videos, you’ll see them holding signs that say “God Hates Fags”, “Thank God for Dead Soldiers” and other ridiculous slogans.

What’s interesting about Westboro Baptist is they are coming onto the scene during a time when the American church desperately needs to return to the Word. This is a message they will readily preach (with their own twist, of course)!

Twisted Truth

Believe it or not, in the midst of all the hateful, terrible slogans, you will find a few sound, bible-based messages. “The Love of God = Rebuke” has some merit to it. Because He loves us, He will rebuke us so that we can see our sin for what it is! Also, “God Hates _____”, has some weight as well …. stop shaking your head, it really does!

Deuteronomy 16:22
You shall not set up a [sacred] pillar, which the LORD your God hates
Deuteronomy 12:31
You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way; for every abomination to the LORD which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.
Malachi 2:16
For the LORD God of Israel says That He hates divorce, For it covers one’s garment with violence,” Says the LORD of hosts. “Therefore take heed to your spirit, That you do not deal treacherously.

It says it right there. God hates false worship, idolatry and divorce! There is more (check out Proverbs 6), but for time sake, I will let you research it out.

Disturbing Revelation

Although the Lord has moved upon me in the past with a spirit of prophecy, I do not consider myself a prophet; however, there is a scenario unfolding, and where it COULD lead is disturbing my spirit.

The enemy is using arrogant fools like Ahmadinejad and the Westboro Baptist Klan to covertly introduce Godly concepts into the middle of their perverted message. Because “the rest” of their message is so utterly offensive and vile, the unaware and gullible masses (who believe everything they hear in the media) could automatically associate the Holy (Godly concepts) with the Profane (hatred).

If this happens, and the True Church rises up in Holiness and Purity, and starts to preach the Gospel in its fullness, topics such as God’s hatred for sin WILL surface as part of the Message. Unfortunately, the people will not see God’s loving rebuke, they will see Westboro Baptist. The masses will not hear God’s call to “Come out from among them”, but will hear Ahmadinejad preaching against our “way of life”. Additionally, any esteem or preference for a “Heavenly citizenship” will be seen as “unpatriotic”. The Message of the Gospel will become such an abomination to American society and the apostate church, that persecution like we have never experienced will occur.

Do you think this couldn’t happen in the “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave”? Open your eyes, it’s already happening!

The Time is Now

Never before has there been a time where True Believers need to align themselves with God’s Word and NOT give in to the Fear of Man. Very soon, we will all be forced to live this verse:

Revelation 12:11
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

This is where we overcome:

  • The Blood of the Lamb – Because, through His Blood, He has sanctified us, so that we are (and were always meant to be) set apart as His People (not Americans)
  • The Word of Our Testimony – Whether in public or in private, we have a story to tell of what He has done for us – SPEAK!
  • And They did not Love their Lives Unto Death – We have nothing to lose and EVERYTHING to gain. I mean, really, what has this world ever done for us?

True Church of Jesus Christ – may we all be found living in this kind of Victory!

For the Truth,

Kevin Kleint
Email: kevinkleint@outlook.com

Is it Spiritual Warfare or Disobedience?

Spiritual Warfare has been a HOT topic for over 10-15 years. We’ll pay hard earned money for books and teaching CD’s to teach us strategies on how to combat the “spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12).

But does it have to be that complicated? Are we focusing our efforts (and money) in the right direction?

The Spirit Realm is Real

Before I go further into this topic, let me state plainly that I believe in the supernatural. I believe that spiritual warfare DOES occur. I believe that angels and demons DO exist and interact in our lives on a regular basis.

However, I do NOT believe that spiritual warfare is to be blamed for all of our issues, bad attitudes, challenges and/or tragedies that have happened to us. Now, most of you would be quick to agree with that statement, but how many of us cling to the “spiritual warfare” excuse when something negative is happening? When the “rubber meets the road,” are you looking inward and analyzing your obedience level to God, or are we wondering what principality is afflicting us?

And the flesh cries “NOT ME!”

Although there are a few scriptures that exist on the topic of spiritual warfare, the Truth is the Bible doesn’t really talk much about it. Many people grab those few scriptures and either twist them and write a book about them (that’s another post for another time), or inflate them to overshadow other scriptures that could resolve our issues with more finality. It is easy to look externally for the answer to our present dilemma – it doesn’t take any personal initiative to do that; however, often the answer isn’t to be found in looking at the spirit realm, but in the mirror.

One all too often overlooked area causing struggles and conflict in our life is our own disobedience, and the Word has PLENTY of scriptures on the value of the Fear of the Lord and Obedience.

Proverbs 10:27
“The fear of the LORD prolongs days, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.”

Proverbs 14:26-27
“In the fear of the LORD [there is] strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge. The fear of the LORD [is] a fountain of life, To turn [one] away from the snares of death.”

Proverbs 19:23
“The fear of the LORD [leads] to life, And [he who has it] will abide in satisfaction; He will not be visited with evil.”

This is only a small sample of what you’ll find in the Bible on the Fear of the Lord and how it relates to our well-being. In fact, that was only a sample from Proverbs!

Chasing Shadows

If you look in the Word, you will find that scriptures on obedience and the Fear of the Lord FAR outweigh and outnumber the scriptures on spiritual warfare.

Could it be that we are paying far too much attention to an inferior enemy because we do not want to deal with our own disobedience? Could it be that the following verse is true about us?

Jeremiah 2:19
“Your own wickedness will correct you, And your backslidings will rebuke you. Know therefore and see that [it is] an evil and bitter [thing] That you have forsaken the LORD your God, And the fear of Me [is] not in you,” Says the Lord GOD of hosts.

Let it never be said that His Bride refused a chance to purify herself just as He is pure (1 John 3:2-3).

For the Truth,

Kevin Kleint
Email: kevinkleint@outlook.com

Covetousness – It’s Either His Kingdom or Yours

Prior to this passage (Luke 12:1-12), Jesus was having an intense discussion with the crowds on the fear of man and the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. Suddenly, some random guy in the crowd recognized the supernatural authority that Jesus carried and wanted to “pull” from that authority so that he could get richer here on earth.

Luke 12:13-14
“Then one from the crowd said to Him, ‘Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.’ But He said to him, ‘Man, who made Me a judge or an arbitrator over you?'”

Personally, I think Jesus was a little irritated with the guy because He interrupted His discourse. According to the Torah, the oldest brother received the inheritance in a family. By deductive reasoning, Jesus probably knew that this person wasn’t the oldest and was desperate for what was rightfully His brother’s.

Switching Gears

But because He saw a need for this person, and by extension the “crowd,” to get some perspective on worldly riches and how they relate (or don’t relate) to the Kingdom of God, He changed topics and told them this parable.

Luke 12:15
“And He said to them, ‘Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.'”

Growing up, I was always told that coveting something basically meant wanting something that another person has. And, although that’s part of the definition, it’s not the WHOLE definition. From the above passage, we see Jesus taking it even farther and equating covetousness to finding your life, your security and satisfaction in possessions … or, in my redneck vocabulary, “STUFF.”

Hoarding Instead of Helping

Luke 12:16-17
“Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: ‘The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. And he thought within himself, saying, “What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?”‘”

Here we have an introduction to a rich man with the traditional mindset toward worldly goods and prosperity. God has obviously blessed him with a good crop, but all the man can think of is how to save (hoard) his goods. The thought never occurs to him to give thanks to God, who has blessed him so richly, neither does he think about the poor and hungry that probably surrounds him who has an immediate need for the surplus just so they can survive.

To Preserve and Protect

Luke 12:18
“So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods.'”

So his first thought is to think of ways to preserve and protect his surplus. It’s the same for us, whether we are rich or poor, we have the same thought process: “What can I do with this surplus/money to benefit ME?” It could be spending it on a new stereo, taking our spouse out to eat, or investing it in the latest stock … anything in this life where you find your value. We don’t think about helping the homeless, feeding the hungry or our neighbor who is going to lose his house because he is out of work … things that God finds value in.

Take Your Ease!

Luke 12:19
“And I will say to my soul, ‘Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, [and] be merry.'”

In the generations past, men have worked hard, scrimped and saved so that they can spend the final 20-30 years without having to work. To our carnal way of thinking, this is really what it is all about! Our whole lives are consumed with saving enough for the future, and living in pleasure right now. We think that, if we have enough money, enough pleasure,… enough “STUFF,” then we can rest and be secure.

Take a look at the paper … do you think this mindset is accurate? Can we rely on this way of living to carry us through to the End?

God’s Judgement on a Covetous People

Luke 12:20-21
“But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’ So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”

Those who lay up treasure for themselves here on earth without being “rich toward God” will find themselves under God’s Judgement. Their lives are required of them … unexpectedly. America is currently at the cusp of experiencing this judgement from God.

It’s not that we haven’t given to the poor and needy, some studies would show that America gives more than any other nation in the world! But it’s because we have relied on and put our trust in the things of this world … money, entertainment, pleasure … STUFF. Our “Identity” is our riches!

Since we are so close to His Return, I think it would be beneficial for us to analyze our pursuits. Is our goal to save for the future? Or will we be found doing the work of the Kingdom?

For the Truth,

Kevin Kleint
Email: kevinkleint@outlook.com

Prophetic Revelation and the Modern Media

Normally, I don’t visit or scan messages from prophetic web sites. I prefer to move forward and not dwell on my past involvement with that scene, but today my curiosity got the upper hand, and I checked out a site. I’m not sure if it’s a coincidence, a “God thing,” or what, but the author wrote an article that indirectly touched on a topic that God has been talking to me about for quite some time now.

The topic is Consecration to God, and how the world will throw everything in your pathway to keep you from that consecration.

Christians, especially in the western church, have got to realize that we have been duped.

Somewhere in the back of our mind, the devil has put the idea that movies, television and video games are part of our existence and that, no matter what level of “spirituality” you adhere to, they will always be part of your life and anyone who says differently just has a “religious spirit” (which is never mentioned in the Word).

Searching for Prophetic Revelation in Carnal Sources

Some Christians, especially in the prophetic movement, will diligently search movies (even rated “R” movies) and music for some glimpse, some hint to a deeper, “christian” message.

Conveniently ignoring the filth in the 99% of the movie/song, they will bring to the forefront the 1%, attach it to a scripture and label it as “God inspired.”

Music and Movies are NOT a Source of Prophetic Revelation

When I was involved with the Elijah List and the prophetic movement, I noticed a desperation to find a message from God in the things of the world. They would look to movies like “Braveheart” or “The Matrix” and find vague parallels to a scripture, or a biblical character (I did this too).

Additionally, secular songs like “Come Together” from the Beatles, or “Wind Beneath My Wings” from Bette Middler would be played in the middle of worship services … like that’s somehow supposed to bring us closer to God?

God said in His Word:

Ezekiel 20:32
“What you have in your mind shall never be, when you say, ‘We will be like the Gentiles, like the families in other countries, serving wood and stone.'”

When the children of Israel went in to conquer the land, they were to be SET APART from those nations … completely annihilating them! Adopting their practices never entered the picture! They may have thought in their minds that they were going to become like the other nations, but God said “No!”

Do you actually think that He’s changed His mind today?

Christians Still Love Their Idols

Today’s entertainment, which is nothing less than worshiping other “gods,” has become so much a part of our culture, that we are no longer cognizant of their impact on our spiritual lives.

Sure, certain people will squawk about Harry Potter, Twilight and internet porn, but there is still an addiction to the “lesser evils” that we so easily justify and excuse.

The Truth is, although we may not entertain vampires and sexual imagery, we have other images in our minds and songs in our heads that interrupt the Voice of the Holy Spirit whispering to us.

The Truth is, we LOVE our idols … we ADORE them!

To receive prophetic revelation – Learn the definition of “Abomination”

There is a thing called an “abomination” in the Bible. According to Dictionary.com, it means “disliked, abhorred; a vile, shameful, or detestable action, condition, habit.” I’ve heard it compared to vomit and human waste … absolutely disgusting and intolerable.

The mere idea of being around an “abomination” will cause such revulsion that you will run from it!

Listen to what God says about abominations:

Deuteronomy 7:26
“Nor shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you be doomed to destruction like it. You shall utterly detest it and utterly abhor it, for it [is] an accursed thing.”

Deuteronomy 18:10-12
“There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD, and because of these abominations the LORD your God drives them out from before you.”

Deuteronomy 25:16
“For all who do such things, all who behave unrighteously, are an abomination to the LORD your God.”

Proverbs 3:32
“For the perverse person is an abomination to the LORD, But His secret counsel is with the upright.”

Do a search for the word “abomination” on the Blue Letter Bible website, there is so much information there … it’s too much to put in a post.

How Can a True Prophet Receive Prophetic Revelation from Carnal Sources?

Now, I find it interesting that it’s the “prophetic movement” that is searching for these “revelations.” But what should a prophet do according to scripture?

Jeremiah 35:15
“I have also sent to you all My servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, ‘Turn now everyone from his evil way, amend your doings, and do not go after other gods to serve them; then you will dwell in the land which I have given you and your fathers.’ But you have not inclined your ear, nor obeyed Me.”

Why do the “prophets” love to find “prophetic revelation” in a source that, at it’s core, is from hell?

The people that make them are homosexuals, liars, perverts, etc.

For the 5 minutes of “prophetic revelation” that (through our carnal thinking) may appear in the movie, you have to weed through 2 hours of adultery, murder, lust, profanity and carnality. It’s from HELL!!

To Receive Prophetic Revelation – Treat Your Temple Like a Temple

If you really ARE a believer, you have the Holy Spirit residing within you. But if modern entertainment is part of your lifestyle, you are defiling your temple.

Jeremiah 32:34
“But they set their abominations in the house which is called by My name, to defile it.”

People, we need to ask this hard question:

Since when does God need the voice of the devil to speak to His children?

Could it be because they won’t listen to anything else?

… I’m just sayin’ …

For the Truth,

Kevin Kleint
Email: kevinkleint@outlook.com

Treating the Bible like a Ouija Board

Selecting certain scriptures to the exclusion of others is like treating the Word of God like Ouija board … picking and choosing certain scriptures to back up your theological viewpoint and/or personal opinion.

The Word is Always True … Always

I have relatives and friends who are convinced that God is like a Father … Always patient and always doting on His beloved children. They use scriptures like Psalm 86:5 to back up their viewpoint:

Psalm 86:5
“For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.”

I also have friends who are convinced that God is wrathful and adamant about obedience … He’s like a Father who beats his children with rods and will not let any sin go unpunished. They use scriptures like Hebrews 12:6 to back up their viewpoint:

Hebrews 12:6
“For whom the LORD loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.”

Both sides will stand tenaciously behind their viewpoint, refusing to see the other side. But what they don’t realize is that they are BOTH RIGHT, because scripture is always True … at the same time, they are BOTH WRONG to think that they have the only valid knowledge of God.

The Truth is we are all susceptible to this error. When the Holy Spirit reveals to us a new aspect of God’s character through scripture, we have a tendency to “camp out” on that revelation, convinced that we have special insight into the many facets of God. From that point onward, every time we find a new scripture to back up our viewpoint, we add it to our arsenal to use, while trying to convince others that our revelation is right and their revelation is wrong.

It is inevitable that we all will make this mistake at least once some time in our lives.

The Same God …

We must come to terms that sometimes, in our own carnal thinking, God’s ways will not make sense to us.

  • The SAME GOD who loves all, and doesn’t want anyone to be lost also ordered the Israelites to go in and slaughter entire cities (including pregnant women and babies)!
  • The SAME GOD who put us here on earth, also says that we are sitting with Him in heavenly places!
  • The SAME GOD who says in Romans 8 that nothing can separate us from His Love also says that it is possible to have your name erased from the Book of Life (Rev. 3:5)!
  • The SAME GOD who came in the form of a man to save the world will also come back and send everyone who doesn’t accept Him for WHO HE IS to hell forever!

Now, can you love a God like that?

Friends, we have to understand that we must accept and receive God for who He is, not what we want Him, or understand Him, to be. It doesn’t necessarily have to make sense to us … it only matters if it makes sense to Him.

Our Brains & The Transforming Word

There is a well-known, often-misused scripture that, taken by itself, can leave you feeling pretty hopeless in your quest to know God:

Isaiah 55:8
“For My thoughts [are] not your thoughts, Nor [are] your ways My ways,” says the LORD.

Fortunately, in Romans, He throws us a lifeline.

Romans 12:2
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what [is] that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

This is why it is SO important that we continually spend time in the Bible, allowing our way of thinking to be molded, tweaked and changed by His Spirit and the inherent Power of the Word of God. Gradually, our minds will be transformed so that, in the end, we can confidently say, like Paul in 1 Corinthians 2:16, that “we have the mind of Christ.”

It is during this transformation process, that the enemy can trick us into believing that we know it ALL, and everyone else is wrong, even those who dearly love the Word of God and have another scriptural viewpoint. Whenever this happens, we have fallen into pride, and the transforming work of the Word is twisted and unfruitful.

I’m not saying we should regard or tolerate the words of false teachers, or any other deceptive ministries/ministers, but if we all come together with our scriptural insights and learn from each other, like the Body should, we would have a better glimpse of who He is and what we are meant to be.

Ephesians 4:13
“till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;”
For the Truth,

Kevin Kleint
Email: kevinkleint@outlook.com