What Can I Say? I can only offer a Sincere, Desperate Plea to God…Psalm 94

Dear readers,I have been unable to know where to even start again in my ongoing spiritual commentary,  after my short but restful vacation.

You see the “news” has hit me like a blast wind; the magnitude of evil which has suggested itself to me lately is so stunning I have been at a loss for words,(temporarily).

Take for example  the horrifying revelations about Planned Parenthood , or the recent hate filled speech I heard by Louis Farrakhan, calling for the murder of whites, and ridiculing the teaching of Jesus, also the suicidal pact with Iran, our sworn enemy and who has openly vowed to destroy our friend Israel, These things have hit me like a sledge-hammer!

Where do we even begin?

Add to the above, the fact that there are many who still uphold Planned Parenthood, and have “blessed it” in the name of God. (This is evil in all of its blatant shamelessness!). Farrakhan has delivered several of these “Justice or else” speeches in Christian churches and to the applause of many pastors and congregants! A Muslim preaching murder and hate in a black church, and I heard people egg him on saying “preach it Rev!”.

I have sat in front of this computer screen stunned and overwhelmed, but have been praying. What is there to say?

But then the Word of the Lord came unto me, in the 94th Psalm…( I pray this encourages all of you who cry and sigh with me over the abominations…).

O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.  Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.

Dear Christians, remember and hold to the truth about God, that he is Holy, Just and upright, and who has Holy wrath and will soon execute his vengeance on all that is evil, crooked, false and malignant. This is a moral universe, there will soon be an accounting of the proud and self-sufficient.

Lord, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph? How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?

With our twenty-four hour news cycle and social media, we hear the wicked (the morally twisted) speak triumphantly, and it is extremely demoralizing to have to hear their celebrations over the deterioration of what was once a Judeo Christian culture and people, the desecration of sacred things such as marriage, childhood, sexuality, and the family. It seems that for now in America they have temporarily triumphed.

What a time to be a reprobate! To be homosexual or Muslim! All of the obstacles to your “brave new World” seems to have been removed, and you have now what you have always wanted. All of our institutions which once defended us seem to have betrayed us. Law, Education, medicine even, certainly entertainment, and organized religion, all prove to have become anti-Christ.

 They break in pieces thy people, O Lord, and afflict thine heritage. They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.

Christians are successfully sued and forced to pay large compensations for the “pain and suffering” of degenerate people who demanded that these Christians serve them against their consciences. The fatherless are not only murdered, they are butchered in the womb, and in some cases kept alive until buyers can be found for their body parts! Our leaders uphold this and force godly people to support this holocaust with taxes monies.

Yet they say, The Lord shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it. Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise? He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?  He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?

The Holy Spirit, through the Psalmist calls them “Brutish”, animal like, and this is what many of us have become through our godlessness. People have no concept of the coming accountability , the terrible judgment of the deeds and secrets of the hearts of all men!

Brutish is a good way to describe this generation, which entertains itself with increasingly gory violence, and which covers itself(male and female) with tattoos, and which is hyper-sexualized from  early youth. The Apostle Jude described them as well in the new Testament;

But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves… These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

The way the Nations  treat the Jews of Israel proves that our leaders have no concept of the “God of Jacob”. Yes Jacob, for Israel is in unbelief and has yet to truly embody the ideal name”Israel” he who prevails with God. They treat Israel as a nuisance state, a stumbling block, an irritation, which has no protector. But note he invokes the “God of Jacob”. The future belongs to Israel, for History climaxes in her restoration to God.

“They will look upon Me, whom they have pierced and they shall mourn for him as for an only son…”

 The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.  

The so-called “Kings of the earth and their rulers… (Experts)” think they are so clever…They would remake the world, they would construct a godless Utopia, but their efforts are as doomed as the efforts of those who would have built the tower of Babel.

Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord, and teachest him out of thy law; That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.

Right now, God has a humble, chastened people, for they have come out of the world, and have put their hope and trust in Jesus, the new Ark of refuge from the coming wrath of God. We are under a different discipline than this world , we are separate and have a different worldview.

We happen to live in a time when the wicked are allowed to come to a pinnacle of their “Success”, and to Imagine that Utopia is almost here. From a worldly perspective the Christians and Jews lose, we are weak, and demoralized. But the pit the wicked are digging,(for us)  will be the pit that they themselves will soon fall into. God has promised rest for his own.

For the Lord will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.  But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

This order is temporary, “Weeping endures for the night…but joy in the morning”. The Lord will never forget His people, church and Israel. There are those born again, who have an inward affinity for Righteousness, because of the Holy Spirit. They don’t go along with this age, they can’t make the accommodation, they refuse to succumb to the evil! The Lord Knows them.

 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?

We cry out for the return of the Messiah, the seed of the woman who has crushed the serpent’s head and will soon destroy the Devil and his agents by the brightness of his coming!

 Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.  When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O Lord, held me up. In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

Evil wants to silence us, and to isolate us. It would demoralize and discourage you, so that you will succumb to it as others have already done. But keep your thoughts fixed upon the Word of the Lord…You will get through this storm.

Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?  They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

This is the big lie, the real damning compromise… the temptation to accommodate, to dialogue with evil to join with the Muslims or the homosexuals(the ‘good’ ones of course). Their can be no mixture, good and evil cannot co-exist, the ecumenical movements and interfaith movements are a snare. Yet this is the ‘spirit of the Age’, to find “common ground” and to compromise.

Just because they have “framed mischief by law” in our corrupt judiciary, it doesn’t mean we are bound by such laws. But how the lawless  will scrupulously use “law” to discredit and even kill us. The “lawless” will seem to be the “lawful “ones.

But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge. And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the Lord our God shall cut them off.

There, now I feel better. Nothing like getting a better perspective of the times, right?

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28 Responses to What Can I Say? I can only offer a Sincere, Desperate Plea to God…Psalm 94

  1. Gloria J Leese says:

    Absolutely brilliant writing, you poured out my heart in this writing too!
    GOD Bless You pastor Bill Randles! Amen

  2. Mo MacDonald says:

    Thank you Bill. Yes Jesus is indeed coming back to rule over the nations in all righteousness. Hallelujah. Let us keep speaking when we can to the unsaved and keep our eyes on Him at all times. The very best is yet to be!!

  3. Zaza says:

    It is written

    Good reminder and exhortation

    Thank you Bill

    Soldier on!

    I have been young and now am old and I have not seen the righteous forsaken nor His seed begging bread

    He has prepared a table for us in the presence of our enemy

    Come quickly Lord Jesus!

  4. Wayne says:

    Well said Bill. Thank you. We live in very disturbing days indeed.

  5. JoAnn says:

    A very sobering message indeed. I am feeling a sense of urgency to pray harder for my unsaved loved ones, and continue to pray how to be a light in this lost world. Time grows short..it is getting darker. Soldier up children of God!!!! Continue to fight the good fight!!! God will keep His people!!

  6. LightWriters says:

    Wow. This totally hits the mark. No question, as followers of Jesus we are feeling more and more God’s universal heart ache for the desperately lost as they hurtle towards a dark eternity. Darkness covers the earth…yet in His steadfast love we hope, for God’s Word never fails. We declare His truth that His light shines in the darkness, and the darkness shall NOT overcome it…

  7. Fred blomkamp says:

    Bill you are right why? Because God said these thing would happen, we see all of this going on and the world lets it go right into hell. Pray four our loved ones that they may be saved

  8. Catherine Taylor says:

    Thank you Bill. I am in Perth Western Australia, and whilst we are separated by distance from the extent of evil that America and the rest of the world is experiencing, we are also seeing our fall of God fearing people in this country. Only last week when attending a prayer meeting I was unable to pray anything but what came to mind was the four and twenty elders round about the throne and the words that they are speaking “Holy holy holy is the Lord God almighty who was and is and is to come” Amen. Keep up the good fight Bill, thank you for your words of encouragement and for always pointing us to the Hope!
    God bless you, from
    Catherine

  9. Garry says:

    I don’t think you have a right to call anyone a “degenerate”. Any more than you should address yourself as a “holy” man.

    If you have a beef with the world, take it to the Lord in prayer quietly and warned your friends and love ones. Don’t be going on the Internet and calling people with cursed names. Everyone is a sinner and no one is holy. Just address the situation, but don’t cross the line..

    Do you have any one that you submit to in authority? You need to be pastored…

    God bless

    • Zaza says:

      I realize what your objection to the word “degenerate” is yet when we speak regarding things as the Lord speaks many times people do not like it….his judgements are pure and righteous
      He has written we are to not judge by appearance but we are to judge righteous judgement

      All scripture is God breathed and is profitable for doctrine ,reproof and correction which IS instruction in righteousness

      We thus are called upon to speak His word rightly
      The works of those who sin without regard for the Lord and his word are called a lot of “offensive” things and the people themselves are also warned by the Word identifying those who do them as according to the fleshly works they do out of the heart
      God does use the word “degenerate” and if one does not seek to learn if that describes them they are left in a state that wrests the shoulder from reproof which should awaken them with concern or at least curious its to find out from seeking in His word to see if it is so and thus be turned from wickedness …if perhaps the Lord would grant them repentance.

      Jeremiah 2:21 Yet I had planted thee a noble vine wholly a right seed; how then art thou truned into the DEGWNERATE plant of a strange plant unto me

      I think sometimes the PC fleshly point of view cringes whenever the definition God has given of what “love” is pierces the soul with truth which is able to save the soul
      It is not love to deny the truth of what condition the unsaved or unregenerate soul is bound by
      Speaking the truth about sin and hell has been shirked by the pulpits all to long to the destruction of many a soul
      We do speak out of the horror we see as the end of this age demonstrates the faithfulness of God to His Word
      Praying and warning others indeed may also bring forth the warning lest any presume God is lacks in performing all things He wills

      I think the calling out what is going on by Gods terms appropriate
      It is not our carnal judgement recorded here but that of the Lord who is holy and just

      • Zaza says:

        1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood ,an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light

        Those who are in Christ Jesus are made righteous and holy by Him.
        There is now therefore no condemnation. To those who are IN Christ Jesus who walk not according to the flesh but according to the spirit

        It is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing….My WORDS ARE SPIRIT and my words are life

      • Garry says:

        Yes, it is the Lord who called people degenerate. No where in the Bible does a man or servant of God calls another human being a degenerate. You are not GOD. Only God can call a person a degenerate. You cannot do so. Neither can Bill Randles. Unless you are holy like God. God bless

        Jeremiah 2:21 – “Yet I had planted thee a noble vine wholly a right seed; how then art thou truned into the DEGENERATE plant of a strange plant unto me”

      • billrandles says:

        Thanks for your input Garry. To the readers, everywhere that I put “Degenerate”, mentally replace it with this scripture-

        And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

        29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

        30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

        31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

        32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

        On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 3:13 AM, Pastor Bill Randles Blog wrote:

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      • Garry says:

        You are not the Apostle Paul. Furthermore, he was speaking to his own congregation, people he has influence over and developed relationships with. Not shouting it with a megaphone to the whole Internet. His words has a specific and definite purpose to strengthen the community of faith in which he has started. It wasn’t an Internet rant by a frustrated individual. Still, it was the great Apostle Paul. We are not him.

        God bless.

      • billrandles says:

        You know what Garry? I never said I was the apostle Paul- BTW The Apostle Paul didn’t consider himself as being “Great” he was after all the worst sinner he knew…there are no great men of God, only a great God. Thanks for your input.

        On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 8:21 PM, Pastor Bill Randles Blog wrote:

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    • Garry says:

      You said it yourself…there are no great men of God and even Paul consider himself a sinner. Then why call someone a degenerate as if they could be any worse than us?

      • Guy says:

        Perhaps unregenerate is the more applicable word. There are degenerate and unregenerate persons everywhere.

        I’m with Bill on this one and not afraid to name what is degenerate and unregenerate – it doesn’t presuppose that I have not been the same and sometimes fall into degenerate ways, but there is a difference between those whose names are in the Book of Life and those whose names are not recorded.

        Your comments come across as an attack and makes me very wary of you and your intent.

  10. Marie says:

    Just read this the other day – Praise the Lord for the ENCOURAGING PROMISES we find in His Word! Otherwise, how would we ever have strength to persevere??????
    “‘SEE NOW THAT I, I AM HE, AND THERE IS NO GOD BESIDES ME; IT IS I WHO PUT TO DEATH AND GIVE LIFE. I HAVE WOUNDED, AND IT IS I WHO HEAL, AND THERE IS NO ONE WHO CAN DELIVER FROM MY HAND. INDEED, I LIFT UP MY HAND TO HEAVEN, AND SAY, AS I LIVE FOREVER, IF I SHARPEN MY FLASHING SWORD, AND MY HAND TAKES HOLD ON JUSTICE, I WILL RENDER VENGEANCE ON MY ADVERSARIES, AND I WILL REPAY THOSE WHO HATE ME. I WILL MAKE MY ARROWS DRUNK WITH BLOOD, AND MY SWORD WILL DEVOUR FLESH, WITH THE BLOOD OF THE SLAIN AND THE CAPTIVES, FROM THE LONG-HAIRED LEADERS OF THE ENEMY.’ REJOICE, O NATIONS, WITH HIS PEOPLE; FOR HE WILL AVENGE THE BLOOD OF HIS SERVANTS, AND WILL RENDER VENGEANCE ON HIS ADVERSARIES, AND WILL ATONE FOR HIS LAND AND HIS PEOPLE!”
    DEUTERONOMY 32:39-43 (The beautiful song of Moses – “…it is not an idle Word for you; indeed it is your life.” (v.47 🙂 MARANATHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Marie says:

    Also, as an encouraging note regarding the heinous crime of abortion/murder:
    As the verse above states: ONLY our LORD gives life – and Only He is able to fill His Kingdom with these millions upon millions of precious souls who are being slaughtered out of ‘this world’!!
    Oh, THANK YOU LORD, they are safe in Your Loving Arms!!!!! Such Beauty out of utter wickedness! (and I speak as one who has been forgiven and cleansed by Jesus of this crime – Precious Savior!)

  12. Zaza says:

    One more thing

    Bill did not call himself holy

    But according to the Word of God we are commanded to be “holy”

    “Holy” means “separate”

    We are separated into God by Himself as those who are His have been bought with a price …we are not our own….”be ye not servants of men”

    We serve others best when we are loyal to God and obey him

    What is the cost?

    There is no greater love than a man lay down his life for another

    What does speaking the truth in love cost?

    Sometimes relationships
    The sword of the spirit is the word of God and is both offensive and a defensive weapon against the dark systematic high things that hold themselves up against the knowledge of the truth
    Those who oppose themselves and seek to silence those who speak what Gods word speaks are unlearned and unskilled in the Word /sword….or willfully ignorant and opposed to it
    We are told to study and rightly divide it and to speak the Word instant in season and out of season
    When it is popular and accepted and when it is not
    Bill has many who he has made himself accountable among the body
    Those who are equipping themselves, examining themselves and all things by the Word are given a view of the content of his heart as to how it sits in the scriptures

    He is not indicating a proud heart in these things he has written but grieving and. compassionate heart for the conditions of our present world and the lost

    Prayer and speaking to any is appropriate and in these days sounding the alarm
    Hiring a flee when they see wolves
    Approaching
    A faithful Shepard speaks And warns the sheep

    I am a reader here who has never met Bill

    I do however know the truth when I see it as the Word has spoken and even if I had a check in my spirit about something I then seen in the Word to see if it is so

    Some sought to silence the believers from speaking the Word as we see accounts recorded in scripture
    Do we not wish to sow abundantly among all who might cross our paths?
    Not just among friends and family who may have grown dull of hearing ?

    Many times those who are familiar with us are the most difficult to persuade

    Many will cast you out despite your kindness and prayers as they have not desired
    Truth in The inner man as God desires for those who claim to love Him.

    These are dark days in many places claiming Christ where doctrine based upon the scriptures is set aside in exchange for “smooth” words

    Give me the “harsh” light of truth that I might recover myself out of a ditch of false
    Comfort any day!
    Thanks Bill for your candid efforts as we survey and navigate this world awaiting the glorious appearing of our Saviour and Lord

    Soon Lord…not willing that any should perish

    This is true grace from Him who loved us

  13. Zaza says:

    Seems we have a hot topic…and struck a “nerve ‘ somehow….but lets take a look at the exhortation from SCRIPTURE ….always great to have some SCRIPTURE when one wants to make a point ….

    2 Timothy 2King James Version (KJV)

    2 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

    2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

    3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

    4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

    5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

    6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

    7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

    8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:

    9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

    10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

    11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:

    12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

    13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

    14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.

    15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

    16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

    17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;

    18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.

    19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

    20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.

    21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.

    22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

    23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

    24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

    25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

    26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

    So appreciate your blog Bill

  14. Wayne says:

    We desperately need Godly leaders prepared to speak the Word of God without fear or favour. God bless you Bill Randells we need many more like you.

  15. Zaza says:

    Since there seems to be some dispute concerning the usage of the word ‘degenerate’ I thought to investigate further in the examination of it’s root and meaning as well as it’s usage so that we might gain a better understanding as to how it may be appropriate applied to our present day concerns.

    Jer 2:21
    Yet I had planted H5193 thee a noble vine, H8321 wholly a right H571 seed: H2233 how then art thou turned H2015 into the DEGENERATE plant H5494 of a strange H5237 vine H1612 unto me?

    Strong’s H5494 – cuwr
    Used as such it is translated as ‘degenerate’ once in KJV in the above verse.

    To learn further we refer to the primitive root from which this word arose.

    The “primitive root” is …
    Strong’s H5493 – cuwr

    to turn aside, depart

    (Qal)

    to turn aside, turn in unto

    to depart, depart from way, avoid

    to be removed

    to come to an end

    (Polel) to turn aside

    (Hiphil)

    to cause to turn aside, cause to depart, remove, take away, put away, depose

    to put aside, leave undone, retract, reject, abolish

    (Hophal) to be taken away, be removed

    The root form of the word is found 301 in KJV

    AV — (put, take,…) away 97, depart 76, remove 35, aside 29, take 14, turn 12, turn in 9, take off 6, go 3, put 3, eschewed 3, misc 14

    So is it valid and proper to use this word to describe present day manifestations of sin?

    What offense is there in usage of a WORD from the WORD of God that appears to define very well the condition which sin brings forth?

    I do not see how usage of this term applied to things which are defined in the word of God as ‘degenerate ‘ in any way out of order.

    The way Bill used this word applies to the condition of those who have continued to wrest the scriptures to excuse sin….indeed….preferential reading of the word according to one’s fleshly perspective is not useful to the ‘washing of the water of the word ‘ to cleanse our worldview or life choices from the condition which the Word warns is detrimental to our being able to BE to the praise of HIS glory by way of rightly dividing the word of truth so that we may be workmen …having no need to be ashamed to God before whom we need be stand approved.

    Believing a lying doctrine that tickles our ears and pleases our flesh is still a deadly error and thus we must do as scripture commands.

    Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

  16. Zaza says:

    BTW

    Enjoying The Berean Call conference going on now through Sunday free online through the Livestream

    http://www.thebereancall.org/content/2015-conference

    Check it out….speakers are really chosen

  17. C Smith says:

    Yes, “what can I say,” have started dozens of blogs but failed to complete but a few, as the frenzied pace of “the prince of the power of the air” continues to proliferate exponentially. However, here is one:
    http://just-before-midnight.blogspot.com/2015/08/wiped-clean.html

  18. C Smith says:

    The recent hate filled words of Louis Farrakhan, the media ignored them then (2007) and the media ignore them now:
    http://popularapostasy.blogspot.com/2008/10/messiah-obama-amos-32_19.html

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