Christ: Change We Can Believe In
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” – (2 Cor.5:17).
“… are changed into the same image from glory to glory; even as by the Spirit of God” – (2 Cor.3:18).
For the last 2000 years millions of people have testified to changed lives after being saved by Christ and born again. They were changed by Christ into a new, born again, Holy Spirit creature with a new heart. Born again describes what happens to you when you’ve truly saved from your sins and hell. You instantly become a new creature – you do not grow into a new creature, you are born a new creature instantly – “Created in Christ Jesus” – (Eph.2:10). You become a new man. Your old man is crucified with Christ on the cross – (Rom.6:6). Old things are passed away (die) and all things become new. There is a deep radical change that takes place and that change can be easily seen by unsaved, unbelievers as they say “He’s really changed.” Your life changes from an ungodly life following the wicked world, into a godly life following Christ and His Word. You have a new heart and a new Spirit and your understanding and mind is radically changed. You have new friends and see the world with new eyes. You have a new love for people and new feelings rise in your heart for all men. You change from evil to good: a godly change –YOU ARE CHANGED– amen. This is the change we can believe in. Changed instantly and forever by Christ.
First Christ changes us inwardly as our Savior and when He comes back as
emperor, He will make drastic changes outwardly in society, during the 1000
Christ will change all the different false religions in the world to one true Christian religion. He will be the one and only God worshipped; He will demand exclusive worship – “And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one” – (Zech.14:9). During earth’s history, there have been thousands of different gods and lords worshipped. But there is only one true Lord, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and when Christ returns there will be absolutely no other gods or religions on earth. God has put up with the darkness and disobedience of man long enough. Now the Lord Jesus, King of Kings, will only be worshipped. We will have true, Godly emperor worship. There will be one Lord and only one name to use and worship. All false gods will be forbidden and abandoned and all false worship abolished. The Holy Bible will be the only religious book allowed, which will be our law and our unity and by which we shall live. There will be one God, one Lord, one faith and we will all speak one language with no cursing or filthy words – one pure language – (Zeph.3:9). These are the promises of God and the change to believe in. Christ will make all the necessary changes that are needed in order to have a peaceful Godly world.
But just before Jesus returns, Antichrist will try to accomplish the same thing as he counterfeits Christ and will be emperor over the whole earth and be the only God worshipped by the unbelieving world. “Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God” – (2 Thes.2:4). O, do you not see the audacity of Antichrist. He is the most audacious man who ever lived and this verse shows that truth perfectly. He will become bolder, and more arrogant and audacious until he declares himself God and forces the whole world to worship him under penalty of death – (Rev.13). O the sheer audacity of this unprecedented act. The key word of his personality is, audacity, audacity, audacity. Instead of Godly change, he will make evil changes.
But the unsaved are changing into more and more wickedness as they fall
deeper and deeper into sin. Becoming covetous after money and the things that
money can buy brings much evil change in many lives. Our money in small
denominations is called ‘change’ and people try to get rich on the stock
exchange. God’s Word warns us of money change – “…and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from
such withdraw thyself. But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we
brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But
they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish
and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil:
which while some coveted after…” – (I Tim.6:5-10). Jesus showed His righteous
anger at the ‘money changers’ in the temple as He drove them out with a whip
and overthrew the tables and poured out the money. O man of
God, stay far away from the evil changes of money. Only the Lord knows
how much evil has been done for money. The police tell us that in order to
solve crime they ‘follow the money trail.’ When people in the
Senator Barack Obama speaks
constantly of ‘change we can believe in’. His supporters are caught up in
the euphoria of the moment and Obama’s promise of change. Don’t be deceived by
his beguiling, enticing words of change because it will be a change for evil.
He preaches a false hope and evil changes; the changes that he is endorsing are
changes for evil and not good. He is 100% for the ungodly sin of abortion and
the murder of helpless babies. He is 100% for the ungodly, fornicating sin of sodomy
and for homosexuals to be legally married. God’s fiery destruction of
Obama is helping to change our nation from a godly nation to an ungodly nation ripe for the judgment of God. He’s changing God’s Word so that sodomites can change the natural, God-given way of sex between males and females for which God created them. And he’s preaching this heresy publicly and in churches as well. “Who ‘changed’ the truth of God into a lie…For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did ‘change’ the natural use into that which is against nature” – (Rom.1:25,26). And soon will come the Beast who will make ‘bestiality’ (human sex with beasts) legal, which the sodomites practice already. It is written of Antichrist – “… change times and laws” – (Dan.7:25) and there goes our freedoms and the constitutional lawyer Obama would know how to do it. Our president can govern and make laws by decree through executive orders bypassing Congress. Soon our imperial president-antichrist will change any law he wants to and it’s been coming for a long time. With a stroke of his pen – the law of the land – a decree from Caesar.
Jesse Jackson ran twice for president with a message of change and now Obama is the candidate of change.
Be saved and born again and changed by the Holy Spirit and wait for the day soon when Christ returns and changes our vile body and gives us a new eternal body. “Who shall ‘change’ our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body… (Philip.3:21). Again – “Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall al be ‘changed,’ In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be ‘changed’ – (I Cor.15:51,52). This is a promise of God and change to believe in. The rapture change – translated and changed into another form.
At the rapture trumpet, both the living and the dead saints in Christ, will be changed in an instant and together will be caught up in one body in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. First we will be changed into spiritual, eternal, incorruptible, immortal bodies. We will be translated into a new body not of flesh and blood and then we will be caught up before the great tribulation and the wrath of God because we have been saved from God’s wrath, both on earth and in hell. But in order to receive this outward body change you need to first receive the inward change by being born again. Translated means to change from one form or appearance to another: and just before our translation change comes Obama’s motto – “change to believe in.” Are you watching?
Repent of your sins and by faith believe in Christ in your heart and you will receive forgiveness of sins and became a new born again creature in Christ. Christ is the change to believe in. Be saved by the only Savior, the Lord Jesus. Be changed inwardly by Christ – be born again. “That which is born of the flesh is flesh: and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” – (Jn.3:6,7). Be changed and be ready for the great rapture change. It’s coming soon.
CHRIST: CHANGE WE BELIEVE IN.
Pastor Mike Storti
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