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Friday, 29 January 2016

Has a nation changed it's gods, which are not gods? But My people have changed their Glory for what does not profit. Jeremiah 2:11

    If you are going to a dog fight you don't take a Chihuahua, or a little kid, or a mamma's boy, you take a gun powder-fed "Trumpasaurus!" Being a born again Spirit filled believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, I am not concerned about politics or the condition of the country because my primary citizenship is the Kingdom of God who provides all of my needs, regardless of the financial chaos in America.

    Don't get me wrong I love America, served my country in the Marine Corps and would love to see this once great land restored and turned back to a God, deeply offended by her behavior, being expelled from her government that is filled with a brood of liberal minded greedy politicians who are only concerned for themselves! The government is broken, bankrupt, corrupted by men and women who tell you what you want to hear and elected by a people deceived into thinking that they will do what they say by a liberal media who can't tell their right hand from their left!

    Since the advent of the "Obama-nation" America has fallen prey to an "Anti-Christ" led, wicked and underhanded agenda that has destroyed the country's ability to prosper, being re-directed into a socialistic godless society that will eventually suffocate and die. The founders built this nation on Judaeo-Christian principles taken from the scriptures and intended it to be a nation under the guidance of the Most High God of the Bible giving everyone else the freedom to worship whoever or whatever they choose, but for the primary religion to remain Christianity.

    This message is not an endorsement for Trump, but in order to destroy this corrupt cesspool of politically correct, complacent and totally unable to function on any level government it will have to be totally trashed and transformed from the inside out! Because of Trump's crass demeanor and his lead, follow or get out of the way attitude, the media's heads are exploding and the GOP is in a panic, worried that their comfortable padded positions will be done away with, leaving them in need of a real job! What would you rather have: a Captain of industry, who loves to win, has been successful in operating a multi-billion dollar conglomerate on a budget, or a bunch of politically correct candidates who will cater to an Islamic ideology and pander to our enemies and make deals with the devil?

    I say, "Loose him and let him go!" Let him rip up this nonsensical array of political idiocy and destroy their agenda to lead America into being another godless socialistic third world country, who will ultimately be run by evil dictators. The choice must be a hard one that may save what has been lost, it may be a war fought by men who are not afraid to offend and defend our rights and freedoms, men like Patrick Henry who said bravely, "Give me liberty or give me death!"

    Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord! Psalm 33:12

Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin
www.RestorationTrainingCenter.org

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Monday, 25 January 2016

For who has despised the day of small beginnings? Zechariah 4:10

    Several years ago the Lord told us to sell what we had and move to my wife's home town in South Texas. We had a 3500 sq. ft. 5 bedroom home, a 2000 sq. ft. ministry building, all on 2 acres in West Ft. Worth. It took multiple garage sales, an auction and a weekly ad in the local newspaper, but we sold nearly all we had. We loaded all we possessed on a 16 foot trailer and went south where we moved into a one bedroom apartment under 1000 sq. ft.

    Talk about culture shock, leaving a beautiful home, a residential ministry to drug addicts, a church we pastored, and ministry center to move into a dingy little apartment on the back side of the desert! Once there we opened a little store on the main street and began to sell what little we had left and I began to seek the Lord for what we were supposed to do, and He led me to our computer sitting on a desk in the kitchen, and directed me to write. Sounds great and I had already done quite a bit of writing being in ministry but hand written, because I didn't know how to type or operate this one-eyed monster of a computer!

    I obeyed and the Lord blessed my hunting and pecking, giving me inspiration to write what He gave me and things were going pretty good as the Lord was also providing for us supernaturally, sometimes even by my mother in law's cooking and other Hispanic friends she had who dropped by to chat. This seemed to be my desert experience as I had been in full-time residential ministry, counseling, discipleship and the oversight of our little fellowship and now, nothing, only a barber I met named Doug. Doug was one of the only barbers in town and everyone knew him so he and I began to go to the local sports bar and play pool while he drank his beer and I my diet coke.

    I didn't share much about the Lord at first just wanting to get to know him and I began to pray for God to send a Holy Spirit conviction upon him and save his soul. One night I noticed Doug wasn't drinking beer, he was having a coke and I asked him why he wasn't drinking and he said, " I am convicted," I said, of drinking, he said no, of not spending time with his family. I knew at that point he had surrendered to the Lord and was saved. For the next year or so I spent a lot of time with Doug sharing and we became really close and my pool game also got better as we played every week.

    You might think this was just a waste of time to spend a year and a half with one man, but that man happens to see almost every man in the town in his barbershop sharing the Lord and becoming a light in a predominately dark place! God is not concerned with nickles, noses and numbers as most are today because He is looking for quality, men and women who will give their hearts solely to Him as Doug did in obedience to the leading of His Spirit. I just returned from down South and met a man who is spending time with Doug and he was also called to this rural little mission field and has become a mentor to Doug as he helps him grow into a New Man in the kingdom of our Father!

    "And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. "For this saying is true: 'One sows and another reaps.' "I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labors." John 4:36-38

Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin
www.RestorationTrainingCenter.org

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Friday, 15 January 2016

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? II Peter 3:10-12

    Last night while watching the Presidential debate, the Lord spoke this to me: "The fuse has been lit!" As I continued watching I began to realize that there is absolutely nothing man can do to stop the progression of the coming day of the Lord! The apostle Peter reminds us that the day of the Lord has been prophesied for eons and will come at the appointed time.

    Imagine a huge bundle of dynamite with its fuse just lit and depending on its length it will determine when the explosion will happen. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see the world has entered a time of chaos, with ISIS and many other Islamic factions spreading their violent aggression around the globe. There is civil unrest in America and the super powers of the world are rattling their nuclear swords, only to bring an end by the push of a button!

    America has become a liberal God-less landscape, littered with the vain ramblings of politically incorrect fools, spewing out their poisonous rhetoric, even blaspheming the Most High God! Violence of all kinds has broken out in every city as lawlessness expands its deadly tentacles into our youth and into every facet of humanity. The once great and powerful government of the USA has been corrupted by the Obama-led liberal socialistic agenda.

    The spirit of Anti-Christ has prevailed as Christianity has been attacked on every level, leaving a world-wide church, splintered and powerless with perverse men polluting the sound doctrine of the Word of God, only to tickle the ears of the unbelievers! Jesus warned that there would be many false prophets in the last days and so there are. Everywhere you look Christ is belittled and degraded with even the Pope saying that the pathway to God is obtainable through many different religions!

    Being an American Spirit filled believer I would like to think this country could recover from its obvious terminal disease of lawlessness and blatant rejection of God from every area of government, but seeing the corruption of the American church and the lack of biblical teaching and the preaching of repentance I fear it may be over for the greatest nation on the planet. Only repentance on a national level could stop the impending judgment of a God, deeply offended by our disobedient and disrespectful behavior! May God have mercy!

    Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Therefore beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless. II Peter 3:13,14 

Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin
www.RestorationTrainingCenter.org

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Monday, 11 January 2016

    You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. I Thessalonians 5:5

    There is a distinction in the scriptures between the sons of the light and the sons of darkness, sons of light are filled with the light of the Lord Jesus Christ and the sons of darkness are filled with sin and demons. When one is born again the light of the Lord illuminates his spirit and he is then known by being a son of light! The newly born son then begins to let his light shine in the world to bear witness of the light of God!

    The scripture states in 1 John 5:11-13 that we can know that we have eternal life, and that life is the possession of Christ in our hearts that shines through, acknowledging our life in Him! In other words when Jesus comes into our spirit by the indwelling presence of His Holy Spirit, our lamp is lit and we can then discern who is born again and who isn't. No one has to guess whether or not you are a believer because you exude the very life and light of the Lord Jesus Christ!

    Once our spiritual lamps are lit our ministry becomes evident that we are to shine in dark places, giving light to those who have none. It is like walking into a dark room and striking a match, the light illuminates the whole room with the brilliance of its shining. Believers are likened to lighthouses in that people who are lost can find safe passage leading to eternal life in Christ by being drawn to our light.

    Imagine what the body of Christ could do if they would only shine forth into the darkness of a world that is in desperate need of God's light and life. The light would eventually take over and illuminate the entire world as the darkness would fade away and we would shine as the day! Is your light shining or are you hiding it as the scripture says, under a basket? Go and let it shine!

    In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1:4,5

Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin
www.RestorationTrainingCenter.org

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Monday, 04 January 2016

You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is of the heart. II Corinthians 3:2,3

    Ever hear the expression, "Someone's reading your mail?" Well, the truth is, everyone is reading your mail because if you are a born again believer, you are an epistle of Christ, a letter written by God! The Ten Commandments were written on tablets of stone by the finger of the living God, but we as living stones are made a letter for all to read what God has done in us and through us!

    Throughout scripture believers are described as vessels, clay pots, and stones, to name a few but all describe what the hands of God do to transform them into His image. Some are broken, marred, scorched, bruised or crushed, but all have to undergo the immense pressure of the Creator's skillful hands in order to create a beautiful letter for all the world to read! The stylus was a pointed implement used by the ancients for writing on wax and the Latin word for it was spike, reminding us of the spikes driven into the hands and feet of the Lord Jesus. The stylus of God writes on the tablets of our hearts.

    The epistle of Christ begins in our hearts and then begins to transform our entire body and lifestyle as it is written by the things we suffer for Him. Transformation begins with the inner man and then the letter is seen in the outward manifestation of the divine love letter that God is writing in us, showing the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit who validates the Word of God.

    Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1,2

Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin
www.RestorationTrainingCenter.org

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