HIPP VISUAL MINISTRIES - FALSE GODS OF THIS DAY - ALTAMONT, TN
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FALSE GODS OF THIS DAY

PSALM 106

Brothers, we who are alive in this day are tempted in ways like never before in history. It is so easy to become caught up in the ways of this world. If we as Christians are not vigilant in our daily walk with Christ Jesus we too can go down that road.The whole of Psalm 106 should be read by my brothers in Christ. 

In this message that God has given me to share with you I will be pulling relevant verses out from this chapter as we compare the delivered children of Israel to ourselves in this day in which we now live.Those of you who live in other countries around the world, will see that even when I name America by name, it will often remind you of the things in your own country which your brothers there are also faced with each and every day.Here the Psalmist David is reminding his people of Israel how God worked in their lives over and over.

1Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
2Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? who can shew forth all his praise?
3Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.

Here David says that you are blessed if you do not judge your brothers, and blessed if you do righteousness at all times.

Brothers we who strive every day to both be and do righteousness will fail at some point in almost every day. But, when we do fail the word of God tells us to repent and step back into the righteousness that Jesus placed upon each of us who know him.

We are to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and repent as we continue on our Christ Jesus like walk here in this world in which we live. 

The Bible tells us that we are not of this world, but rather we are in this world. Temptation is all around us as we strive to walk Christ like in this life. Even though we may fail at times we are to always strive to walk, live, act, and be seen by others as Christ like.

4Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;
5That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.
6We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.
7Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea.
8Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.

Brothers, here David says plainly to the people of his day that even though they have sinned as did their fathers, the God of Heaven saved them as Moses delivered them out of bondage and slavery in Egypt.

The parting of the Red Sea was for most if not all the first time that they had saw a true miracle performed by God.

Think about what the Bible tells us about this event.

Moses had led the former captives of Egypt to the banks of the Red Sea. The Egyptians were racing after them and I am sure if they could not yet see them they could most certainly see the dust clouds as the Egyptians closed in on them.

We are told in the Bible that many at that moment begin to wish that Moses had left them in captivity. They now feared the death that the Egyptian soldiers were going to bring upon them.

God parted the Red Sea and all of the former slaves along with Moses crossed over the sea on dry ground. As they stepped out of what was a moment before the Sea onto dry ground on the other side the Egyptian army arrived on the opposite bank where only a moment before they had stood looking over the Red Sea.

They saw the soldiers as they also entered the dry ground and start across just as they had just done themselves.

As the soldiers were fully into the parted sea God allowed the water to come pouring down upon top of each one. All of the soldiers were drowned instantly before their eyes.

10And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
11And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left.
12Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.

Here they believed in God and began singing his praise. 

13They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:
14But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.

But, the praise of God their deliverer was short lived. They soon forgot his work and refused to wait on Moses to carry them into the promised land that he had told them about. We are told here that they even began to envy Moses as he went back and forth to the mountain where he spoke to God.

How could they possibly forget the miracle that they had experienced? 

How soon do we forget the times that God has delivered us from our troubles? 

We will sing God's praises just as they did when they saw with their own eyes their enemy's wiped off of the face of the earth. But, that deliverance is short lived in our own minds.

19They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.
20Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.
21They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt;
22Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea.

Because they made a golden calf and worshiped it God became very angry and said that he would destroy them.

23Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

Brothers please see here that Moses stood before God and pleaded to God not to give up on the ungrateful people which Moses had helped God to deliver from their captivity.

How many times have our loved ones stood before God and pleaded our case. But by their prayers we were saved. Jesus himself makes intercessions unto God the Father for us each day, as does the Holy Spirit .

24Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word:
25But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD.
26Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness:
27To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.
28They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.
29Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them.
32They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes:
33Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.

Moses also became angry at them having had his own spirit provoked by their unbelief and idol worshiping.

36And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.
37Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,
38And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
39Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.

Brothers the sons and daughters of this day do the same thing. Just look around at all of the evil inventions that man has made to pervert the blessings of God upon our own land. Here in America we who were blessed above every nation on earth with peace and prosperity have set back and watched evil men and women of this nation throw away every good thing of God.

They deny God's very existence. He has been taken out of our schools, our Government buildings, and almost every public place. More than 60 million babies have been legally killed by these wicked and godless people of America. They have allowed men to  marry men, and women to marry women. They have embraced evil men and women politicians as they go about doing illegal and immoral acts.

My brothers here in America know that this, and so much more has become common place here, in this day, in this country.

America received in the 2016 presidential election, what I truly believe will prove to be our last chance for this country to turn back to God. This president now stands in the gap between God and his wrath befalling America, just as Moses did in his time.

Brothers if we do not heed this last opportunity that we have been given, then God may not only turn his back on us as a nation, but also remove all of our past blessings from us. We as Christians must NOW speak the truth of Gods Holy Word before it is to late. 

40Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.
41And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them.

Brothers, those who hate us as Christians rule over us here in America. We are hated more and more each day as this now evil nation goes about planing how that they might destroy all Christians.

42Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.
43Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.
47Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise.
48Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.

Brothers, in closing let me say that the picture of an old man shown at the top of this page represents our forefathers from around the world. We as his children, grandchildren, and great great great grandchildren have turned away from his ways. For some is has meant turning to Christianity and for others it has meant turning from. 

As Christians some of us were taught the traditions of our fathers, if you will. 

While others of us were taught denominational belief such as only the Baptist are right, or the Methodists, or the Church of Christs, or the Churches of God, and on and on.

In this respect our forefathers were wrong. There were no man made denominations in Jesus' day. He did not ordain any division of His church. 

Man did this not God or Jesus. Man is always trying to pull a group of other men and women into the way that he believes. They set up all of these rules of belief and if you don't believe every man made rule that they make then you are asked to leave.

Brothers, if you get anything out of this ministry that God has given me then I pray that you have come to understand, or will come to understand, that we as Christians are the church. 

The Bible tells us so, and we are also the body of Christ which Jesus himself is the head of our body. We as Christians are only to do his work as we walk through this life. 

We are not to be divided by man. We are to turn away from all who come to divide us. Don't be deceived into believing a lie, and division of the body of Christ is the biggest lie that the devil has ever told. Those men, women, pastors, teachers and evangelist who are teaching this have been deceived.

Don't be deceived!

Do not allow your money, your jobs, your house, your car, your thoughts, to become your idol that comes before your God. 

Brothers, God expects for you to put him first in your life. Being first in your life is the only way that God can work through you.
Please remove every thing and every possession from first place in your life, and make, and keep God FIRST IN YOUR LIFE. 

God bless you my brothers. Jesus is coming soon!

John Hipp
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