About stephenmendes

I am a native of Barbados, a small tropical island in the Caribbean

POLARIZATION PROBLEM

All our lives we have lived in a world where ‘there is some good in the worst of us and some bad in the best of us”

As the time of the end approaches the pressure to make a decision for or against God and the Gospel will increase.

The stakes will be very high….. the Word says that “no man might buy or sell , except he that has the mark”….. millions will take the mark gladly….. millions more will take the mark sadly because they know the truth but fear the alternative consequences….. only a small number of people will be totally loyal to God and abandon themselves to whatever is His will by refusing to compromise.

the ‘middle ground’ of ‘persons sitting on the fence’ (undecided) will rapidly disappear and complete polarization will ensue….. either ‘for’ or ‘against’ God.

Even though persons receiving the mark will have some temporal advantage in having access to food, housing or health care…. it will be short lived …… because they will soon find that taking the mark was no escape from misery, as Revelation tells us plainly in Revelation 16:2 ‘there fell a foul and painful sore upon the men who had the mark of the beast” and subsequent events will serve to permanently and completely ruin their ‘comfortable’ lives….. in fact, Revelation 9:6 tells us ” in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.”

So completely evil will be the inhabitants of earth by this time that the nations will unite to make war against Christ and the army of God….. Revelation 19:19 tells us “the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army”

I can just see the headlines in newspapers all across the world….. ‘All nations united to fight the Alien Invasion of our planet’

Imagine the folly of it all…..

Nations of the world REFUSE to believe the TRUTH of the ‘Great God and Creator of the Universe’ …… and instead prefer to believe that ‘extraterrestrials’ are invading our planet.

The outcome is certain and the conclusion of the matter already documented…… no amount of ‘technology’, sophisticated weaponry or human courage or pride can defeat the Creator of the entire Material Universe….. so the beast is taken and the armies of the earth crushed …. Revelation 14:20 and Revelation 19:17 – 21 give us a glimpse of the CARNAGE and dead bodies on the surface of the earth after the battle.

will there be anybody left on earth at all after this battle of man against God ?

Ezekiel 39:12 tells us about what happens afterwards…..

You see….. long before John ever wrote the Revelation….. or Jesus Christ ever walked the earth….. prophets like Daniel, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Joel and Zechariah had been given glimpses of the future…… each one was a little different, but taken together we can be very certain how history is going to play out.

The question today is ……. what is the state of your heart before an AWESOME and HOLY GOD ? …… surely you owe it to yourself, in light of recent world events, to consider the overwhelming evidence that the Bible does, in fact, predict the future of humanity….. how can you afford to ignore it ?

You need to be open minded enough to be willing to investigate the Bible ….. and you need to be observant enough to understand what is going on in today’s world from a Spiritual point of view…
Do not delay, respond now to the calling of Jesus Christ and let Him change your life and your destiny…. I assure you that you will not regret it.

COMING CONCLUSION

Continuing our study of the Future, we read plainly in Revelation 21:3 ‘… Behold the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.”

Isn’t that fantastic ? …. that God would still love us so much that we are that special to Him….. doesn’t that beat all the foolishness of atheism, ‘chance’ evolution or ‘ancient alien’ ideas ?

The Creator of Everything wants to dwell WITH US…. we are supremely special to Him….. however, note the conditions, please note the CONDITIONS…

Revelation 21:7 ‘He that OVERCOMES shall inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.’

Revelation 21:8 ‘BUT the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone…’

We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and word of our testimony (Revelation 12:11)….. once we agree with God that the list of things above must not be in our lives…. we allow the Spirit of God to change us and this comes about by surrendering our wills to Jesus Christ (obedience) and speaking the words of God in FAITH (trusting, believing God’s Word).

Some people will say to me….. but how can God condemn me for being fearful ? ….. particularly now, with all the killings, robberies and economic problems in Barbados (and the rest of the world) ?

Being fearful is a CHOICE ? ….. not true, you say, I can’t help myself I am fearful….. please understand me when I tell you…

You are or have become fearful based on your THOUGHTS and what you are habitually thinking about….. the first step in getting rid of your ‘fearfulness’ …… is to change your thoughts….

For instance…. instead of thinking about what’s happening in Barbados….. meditate on God’s Word and the great power that God has….. and the love He has for you….. and the fact that NOTHING can happen to you that He is not in control of….

BELIEVE the Word…. ‘ ALL things work together for GOOD to them that love God’ (Romans 8:28)’

The fear goes and the peace returns when we MEDITATE ON GOD (who He is…. what He has done… what He has said He will do for us)

BELIEVE Isaiah 26:3 ‘Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusts in thee.’

BELIEVING is a CHOICE…… we can safely TRUST God because of WHO HE IS….

In fact, it is when we TRUST God that we see Him work mightily on our behalf…… the unbelieving will never experience the ‘evidence’ of God …. because God has said FAITH MUST COME FIRST (Hebrews 11:6)…… and FAITH is also a CHOICE.

My friend, your CHOICES determine your DESTINY ….. as well as your mental state …. and even your physical well-being….. make the WISEST CHOICE of your life today….. and CHOOSE to follow God’s plan as outlined in the Bible….. which He has provided for your comfort and guidance.

FINAL FUTURE FACTS

It is amazing that in light of recent world events (and what has occurred in Barbados) has not caused more people to become interested in the book of Revelation.

WORLDLINESS

Chapter 17 and 18 describe what will happen when God judges this present world-system which is based on Materialism, Greed, fleshly-comfort and a complete disregard for the Spiritual and Moral commandments of God.

Two interesting things to note are:
1. The ‘current world system’ is blamed for the shed blood of all the martyrs for Jesus, apostles and prophets.
2. The destruction of the ‘current world system’ is bewailed by the bulk of humanity, which includes the Hollywood and music ‘celebrities’ and all the million hordes of their ‘fans’ as well as the business and financial sectors.

ATTITUDE

I have been taken to task for preaching repentance and hell fire damnation by both Christians and non-Christians alike.

I am told LOVE for all and sundry is what must be preached…. but quite frankly I don’t see that ‘message’ working out too well either…. you see the modern human being confuses LOVE with LICENCE…. frankly a wrong concept of the ‘love message’ is the reason the church has become virtually indistinguishable from the ‘world’…. love is misconstrued to mean agreement….. for example, if I love a homosexual I must of necessity agree with and endorse his homosexual lifestyle and if I disagree and point out the reasons for my disagreement and urge change then I am told that ‘I am a hater and not a lover’ ….. clearly what is wrong here is the INTERPRETATION of ‘LOVE’ …. and so it is with God…. the same attitude is extended to God ….. if He ‘loves’ me then He will of necessity ‘let me do whatever I desire’ WITHOUT any penalty…. I can do whatever I feel like and I will still be good with Him….. because He loves me so much I can get away with anything and nothing bad will ever happen to me….. THIS IS NOT THE DEFINITION OF LOVE….. and moreover, this is NOT what the Bible says about love…. neither is it the love that Jesus taught….. but the modern world and the modern church do not seem bothered by this LIE …. nor do they realize that the distortion of Biblical love IS a LIE….. and who is the father of LIES ? …. feel free to google that for yourself.

Don’t you think that it is interesting that when God is judging the world….. the people are blaspheming Him ?

Revelation Chapter 16… verse 9…. verse 11 … and again in verse 21…… men are blaspheming God instead of REPENTING.

Can you not see that this is an extension of the attitude that ‘GOD must not judge me’ ….. that ‘God has no right to judge me’ …. that ‘God MUST love me so much that He must never judge me’….

In fact, lets be honest about it, ‘because God says He loves me He MUST never judge me but rather let me do whatever I wish forever…. HE MUST do this because that’s what ‘love’ means (to me)…… I on the other hand am not required to love God back, in fact, I HATE GOD and I will go on using Him to get what I want….. what a sucker God must be …. in fact Jesus and all true Christians are suckers, wusses, pathetic…… I despise them.

My friend…. people may not say the above …. or even think about it consciously to put it into words….. but their ACTIONS and ATTITUDES reveal the true state of their hearts…..

When God starts to judge…. and He will…. He has promised that He will…… what are you going to do about it ?

Will you continue to blaspheme His name like the reprobates of the future….. and so bring MORE calamity on yourself ?

Or will you REPENT of your evil ways and HUMBLY seek for His forgiveness and favor ?

For those of you who somehow believe that you can get away with your SIN indefinitely…… ask yourself WHY do you believe this ?

WHY should a HOLY and AWESOME GOD tolerate evil and rebellion forever ?

The answer is that He will NOT….. He has said that He will NOT…. the Bible is very clear from Genesis to Revelation….. so see the light…. and do not throw away your opportunity that He has given you.

Let TODAY be the day of YOUR SALVATION ….. because you do not have tomorrow….

REPENT and HUMBLE yourself before an awesome and Holy God…. who you have offended with all your wicked ways…..

His word assures you that ‘God gives GRACE (unmerited favor) to the HUMBLE ….. but he resists the PROUD’ (1 Peter 5:5, James 4:6, Psalm 138:6, Proverbs 3:34 ….. He put it in all these places in both the Old and New testament …. just to make sure you get the message)

TWISTING THE TRUTH

Are you concerned to know the truth ? because many people are not…. in fact, many people actually prefer lies…. and some think that there is no such thing as truth
When Jesus told Pilate He had come to bear witness to truth….. Pilate asked Him what is truth ?
Pilate commanded that Jesus be crucified even though he knew He was innocent…. for Pilate truth was secondary to political expediancy and his career… and most politicians
in every country have the same opinion today.

Donald Trump is a known liar and his penchant for lying is an embarassment to the United States government…. but the majority of the voters made him president inspite of the fact
that they knew he was a liar…. to millions of American voters truth was not really important either.

If you are not interested in the truth…. and totally comfortable telling lies as well as believing lies yourself…. then you need not read any further…. your illusion will
eventually crumble someday (whether you believe that or not) but you have decided to follow Satan’s path (who was the first liar) and there is little hope of convincing you of anything.

Let us examine some of the lies we have accepted:

Transgender – there is really no such thing as ‘transgender’ at all because it is impossible to transform a man into a woman or vica versa….. the reality is that plastic surgeons alter the exterior
appearance to IMPERSONATE the other gender…. so the truth is a ‘transgender’ person is an impersonator or imposter…. in other words, a LIE …. don’t you think it amazing that the
world has gone so crazy that ‘the public’ is being FORCED to swallow this lie when it flies in the face of reason, common sense and medical facts ?
Freedom of choice permits a person to believe lies about themselves if they choose to do so, but should also guarantee that everybody else who knows the truth are afforded the same liberty of expression.

There is no God – chance-plus-time created everything our eyes can see – the sheer absurdity of this claim also flies in the face of common sense and the falsity of it is testable …. and yet this lie
is now taught as the truth in schools and colleges all across the world.

People are born ‘gay’ – this is another lie that a gullible public has believed…. the medical community and the psychiatrists have been researching this notion for years and have published numerous papers
that prove that it is not so….. but an active propaganda campaign on the part of LGBT has convinced a gullible general public to such an extent that they have shut up the scientists (who fearing for their careers
now refrain from publishing the truth).

Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation – our tastebuds and common sense tell us we are consuming bread and wine, NOT flesh and blood …. yet the Catholic church is forcing belief in a LIE…

Anyone who is seeking after God needs to be aware of just how much He values The Truth…. PRIDE and LYING were the downfall of Lucifer that transformed him into Satan.

Christians cannot condone obvious lies ….. are you prepared to stand up for the Truth ? …. before the court, on the job, at school or anywhere else… it could be costly
and you could be unpopular….

A saying made popular recently by a non-christian is, “If you do not stand for something, you will fall for anything”…. and so it is…. if we refuse to call out obvious ERROR
we are contributing to moral collapse of society and collaborating with the Devil….. how then can we fool ourselves into believing we are ‘Children of God’ ?