A Declaration To The Spiritual Soldier

A Spiritual Fitness Ministry

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Party Theme 7 Deadly Sins By Minister Speed

I was recently sent this picture about a Halloween costume and dance party. It was being presented by BLACK ENTERTAINMENT. The photo stated the theme of the party was The 7 Deadly SINS. It went on to state that you had to dress in a costume to gain entrance and that you should come dressed in your sin of choice. 

 It’s amazing to me how most lose the ability to mentally understand the devastating effects of Satan in the world and even when he EXPOSES HIS PLAN COMPLETELY most will laugh it off and participate as if all is well. 

 In looking at the photograph we get a clear understanding of what’s being perpetrated upon this world by Satan. 

 At the top of the picture it reads “Indulge all your senses as you enter a world of comfort, class, and fantasy". Here we see Satan as he plays upon His prey by offering them the desires of the flesh. His play upon words is amazing. How can a person willingly participate in DEADLY SINS and be in a world of comfort, class, or even fantasy? 

 How is it that a person could be so BLIND and IGNORANT that they could not see the TRUTH about this obviously and blatant EVIL and WICKED STRATEGY?

 Underneath the caption you see a woman who has a HALO over her head with HORNS sticking out of her head obviously as a reference to “FALLING ANGEL” with “BLACK WINGS.” The audacity of Satan is amazing. 

 The bible says no man can serve two masters. He must choose . To not make a decision is to make a choice for SATAN. The strategy between good and evil has taken on new heights and I know that many will participate in this affair who call themselves Christians and will shrink off the truth and worship Satan to fulfill the lust of their flesh. 

 There will also be many who blindly will follow their master to the pit of hell. The sad truth is the people who created this event must have some background with what’s going on. Satan’s lieutenants are very skilled in deception and have mastery in SIN. Most people have no idea of the seriousness of the 7 SEVEN DEADLY SIN.


1. Lust- or lechery (carnal "luxuria") is an intense desire. It is usually thought of as excessive sexual wants, however the word was originally a general term for desire. Therefore lust could involve the intense desire of money, fame, or power as well. 

2. Gluttony - Derived from the Latin gluttire, meaning to gulp down or swallow, gluttony (Latin, gula) is the over-indulgence and over-consumption of anything to the point of waste. In Christianity, it is considered a sin because of the excessive desire for food, and its withholding from the needy. Because of these scripts, gluttony can be interpreted as selfishness; essentially placing concern with one's own interests above the well-being or interests of others. 

3. Greed - Greed (Latin, avaritia), also known as avarice or covetousness, is, like lust and gluttony, a sin of excess. However, greed (as seen by the church) is applied to a very excessive or rapacious desire and pursuit of material possessions. St. Thomas Aquinas wrote that greed was "a sin against God, just as all mortal sins, in as much as man condemns things eternal for the sake of temporal things." "Avarice" is more of a blanket term that can describe many other examples of greedy behavior. These include disloyalty, deliberate betrayal, or treason especially for personal gain, for example through bribery. Scavenging and hoarding of materials or objects, theft and robbery, especially by means of violence, trickery, or manipulation of authority are all actions that may be inspired by greed. 

4. Sloth - (Latin, Socordia) can entail different vices. While sloth is sometimes defined as physical laziness, spiritual laziness is emphasized. Failing to develop spiritually is key to becoming guilty of sloth. In Christian faith, sloth rejects grace and God. Sloth has also been defined as a failure to do things that one should do. By this definition, evil exists when good men fail to act. 

5. Wrath - (Latin, ira), also known as "rage", may be described as inordinate and uncontrolled feelings of hatred and anger. Wrath, in its purest form, presents with self-destructiveness, violence, and hate that may provoke feuds that can go on for centuries. Wrath may persist long after the person who did another a grievous wrong is dead. Feelings of anger can manifest in different ways, including impatience, revenge, and vigilantism. 

6. Envy - Like greed and lust, Envy (Latin, invidia) is characterized by an insatiable desire. Envy is similar to jealousy in that they both feel discontent towards someone’s traits, status, abilities, or rewards. The difference is the envious also desire that entity and covet it. Envy can be directly related to the Ten Commandments, specifically "Neither shall you desire... anything that belongs to your neighbor". 

7. Pride.  In almost every list, pride (Latin, superbia), or hubris (Greek), is considered the original and most serious of the seven deadly sins, and the source of the others. It is identified as a desire to be more important or attractive than others, failing to acknowledge the good work of others, and excessive love of self (especially holding self out of proper position toward God). In perhaps the best-known example, the story of Lucifer, pride (his desire to compete with God) was what caused his fall from Heaven, and his resultant transformation into Satan. 

My brothers and sisters it is time to awaken to the raging warfare around us. God is not to be mocked. You have a choice and that choice must be evident. Please understand that your choice will affect the lives of everyone around you including your children. These traditions are not harmless playthings. They are precursors to destruction. 

 I will close with several Bible verses which will help you understand what God has to say. 

 1 Corinthians 10:21 ESV You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. 

Ephesians 5:6-12 ESV Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. 

 Hosea 4:6 ESV My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. 

 Ephesians 5:7-12 ESV Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them

 Proverbs 22:6 ESV Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

He Whom The Son Sets Free Is Free Indeed ! By Minister Speed

It is a very common and human desire to want people to accept you and to be popular among them. What I've learned is that people have their own antics or hang-up but because I'm a very direct or non-politically correct individual, and I live my life carefree, many people really don't know how to handle me. I speak my mind frankly, and I'm convinced from experience that the majority of people can't handle that. When it comes to love, there is only one whose love is unconditional and that is God Himself and even that comes with some things you must do.

Some people strive to be that way, but often fall short of it. As a result, they form opinions and attitudes’ that aren't correct. Because I'm examining myself and in spiritual inventory, it is liberating me! It is liberating me from caring about what people say and do; especially when it comes to me! I am a divine creation, made in God's image and likeness. 

Every flaw that I have, God knew about it when He made me. Every success and failure that I experience, He knew as well. The only popularity contest that I care to be in, is the one for God. Because ONLY He has the best rewards and incentive programs! 

I have accepted the fact that my life was predestined for greatness and that I am truly unique. So unique, that the eloquence and regalness that is etched in my soul is far too rich for others to fathom. Many look upon me, some come to know me, and they all just scratch their heads. Why? Because they don’t get me or the processes in which God is walking me through.

I am no longer subjected to, ruled by, nor influenced, or impacted mentally and emotionally today by the need to be accepted! Today is the day that I choose to be who and what I am, at all cost! If I never get invited into the upper echelon of society and organizations, I am at peace with knowing that I held onto the truth.

The truth of the Father! The one He gave me, when he formed and shaped me. Some reading this may wonder why it sounds like I'm just speaking of self, but it's not! Look a little deeper and you will realize what has been have sacrificed and what has been lost. Most of the time I spend giving and caring for others. I don’t regret doing any of those things, nor do I boast in them. Because ALL good things are a direct result of God.

The Father loves me. I am His vessel, chosen and specially designed. There is no need for affirmation from anybody walking and breathing. God is maturing me in this area through these experiences. I'm learning to carefully elect that which I allow to occupy the corridors of my mind, will, and emotions. God is my filter, He is my EVERYTHING and I have everything I could ever need or want...in Yahshua (Jesus)! I can speak His truth and not fear reprisal or retribution from anyone or anything. 
 I am Gods agent!!!

For those who read this and are offended, perhaps it’s time to try on new focus lenses. Take the time to re-evaluate yourself, so that no one else has to! Be blessed in Yahshua Hamaschia who is Jesus the Christ.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Christians Financially Supporting Satan? By Minister Speed

Here at The Christian Restoration Ministry we believe that when Christians shop they should do so at companies dedicated to Renewing the Mind and Transforming Lives through Jesus Christ. We feel strongly that the products we buy and the ministries we support should reflect the same goal. 

We believe in the life changing power of the Bible and it’s Savor Jesus Christ, and support ministries like The Christian Renaissance Inreach Ministries, as well as Ex Ministries in their endeavor to reach the world with God’s Word.

Our mission is to be a resource center that provides for spiritual and intellectual needs. We feel the music we listen to should glorify God and encourages others to grow in their faith. 

We believe the books we read should teach Godly principles and challenge readers to understand God in a more intimate way. The gifts and framed art pieces in the stores we buy from should carry reminders of God’s love, strength, power, and holiness. They should remind us of the wonder of the Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. 

The educational resources materials we offer help build up and enable future generations to be prepared for the plans God has for them.

Listen my brothers and sisters; it is time to stop supporting the retailers of this world who don’t support the Christian Agenda. It is clear that they are against our God and they make every effort to eradicate God from this Country. 

I see numerous Christians especially the sisters who sport expensive handbags, shoes and clothing made by homosexual designers, or retailers who support or mentor those who have made it clear that Christianity is a cause they want to bring down. I liken this to sleeping with the enemy.

The bible states in Proverbs 13:22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. There should be a Transfer of Wealth in the USA but we as Christians are still serving the world and our children and their children are being assured no earthly inheritance by their parents. 

The average Christian is hypocritical, ignorant, and a microorganism of the world itself.

It’s time to stop being led by the enemy with his subtle marketing ploys and subliminal suggestion which seduces Christians to buy and shop according to the dictates of this world.

Now, regarding the media (Multi*Ethnic*Destruction*In*America) industry.

We know that Hollywood clearly doesn’t respect or honor Christianity, and in fact, goes out of its way to abuse and mock Christians. They have turned a deaf ear to Christians for decades, and as a consequence, have taken a huge financial hit at the box office the last several years. Christian Americans have voted “no more” to Hollywood abuse.

Money is the only thing they understand, so an uncompromising financial message needs to be sent to big corporations that whenever they abuse or support the abuse of Christians, they will pay a very dear price. It’s time to come out of her (the world) so that you receive not of her judgements and her rewards. 

Stop supporting the world and start supporting Jesus!!!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Decline of Christianity In America. By Minister Speed

Are we witnessing the decline of Christianity in America? When you examine all of the most recent poll numbers, the answer is inescapable. Christian churches in America are losing members rapidly, and this trend is especially dramatic among young Americans. According to a stunning new survey by America's Research Group, 95 percent of 20 to 29 year old evangelicals attended church regularly during their elementary and middle school years. However, only 55 percent of them attended church regularly during high school, and only 11 percent of them were still regularly attending church when in college.

Those numbers have got to be incredibly sobering to the evangelical Christian leadership in the United States. The reality is that young Americans are deserting the Church in America in droves. The other day we came across an article in Advertising Age that blew us away.

The article was discussing marketing and religion, but what impacted us so profoundly were some figures from the American Religious Identification Survey by the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society & Culture at Trinity College. According to that survey, 15% of Americans now say they have "no religion" which is up from 8% in 1990.

That would be bad enough news for evangelical Christianity. But there is some more news from that survey that is much worse. In that same survey, 46% of Americans between the ages of 18 to 34 indicated that they had no religion. Forty. Six. Percent.

It is important to realize that not all of those 46 percent are unbelievers. According to a survey by Bohan Advertising/Marketing, the Barna Group and the United Methodist Church, 62 percent of Americans in that age group consider themselves to be "spiritual" (see my note entitled "what is spirituality), and 43 percent of them have prayed to some higher power in the last 2 months. But what it does mean is that almost half of all Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 do not identify themselves with any particular religion.

Remember in my new book entitled "A Declaration to the Spiritual Soldier" I wrote: "Many do not understand that millions under the age of thirty have no God consciousness. They have not accepted the tenants of Christianity and live a pagan lifestyle reflecting an if it feels good, then it must be good mindset. They are technologically advanced, politically astute, educationally empowered, but lack the necessary moral compass derived from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 

In a way, they are a reflection of our brothers and sisters within the church who gives them credence to remain ignorant in God because they see no value or difference between Christianity and this world. To them the average Christian is hypocritical, ignorant, and a microorganism of the world itself".

When you look at more recent poll numbers for Christianity in particular, the numbers become even more staggering. Another new survey by the Barna group reveals that less than "1" percent of all Americans between the ages of 18 and 23 hold a Biblical worldview. This new poll data clearly demonstrates that the youngest adults in America are clearly rejecting traditional evangelical Christian teaching.

The Barna survey defined "a Biblical worldview" as holding all of the following six key beliefs: 1) Believing that absolute moral truth exists. 2) Believing that the Bible is completely accurate in all of the principles it teaches. 3) Believing that Satan is considered to be a real being or force, not merely symbolic. 4) Believing that a person cannot earn their way into Heaven by trying to be good or by doing good works. 5) Believing that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life on earth. 6) Believing that God is the all-knowing, all-powerful creator of the world who still rules the universe today.

So what do all of these poll numbers mean? They mean that evangelical Christianity has totally lost almost an entire generation of American young people. Meanwhile, the Christian Science Monitor recently published an article about the "coming evangelical collapse" that they believe is coming. They openly predict that "within two generations, evangelicalism will be a house deserted of half its occupants." Ouch!

The reality is that nearly all Christian denominations are rapidly losing members at this point. The most recent American Religious Identification Survey demonstrates this fact very clearly. According to that survey, the percentage of Americans who call themselves Christians has dropped more than 11% since 1990.

The survey also reports that Catholics, Baptists and other mainline Protestant churches have seen very large drops in numbers. However, Islam, Wicca and eastern religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism showed large gains in the survey. The long-term trends look even more frightening for the churches in America. According to LifeWay Research, membership in Southern Baptist churches will fall nearly 50 percent to around 8.7 million Americans by the year 2050 if current trends continue.

But even more bad news for evangelical Christianity in America is that those who still call themselves Christians do not necessarily hold to traditional Christian beliefs any longer. Two other recent surveys reveal that the majority of American Christians believe that accepting Jesus Christ as savior is NOT the only way to eternal life. USAToday recently reported on an almost unbelievable new survey that found that 52 percent of American Christians believe that eternal life is not exclusively for those who accept Jesus Christ as their savior.

A different survey that was taken last year by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life found that 57 percent of evangelical Christians in America believe that "many religions can lead to eternal life". That shocking study revealed what many evangelical leaders have known for a long time - large number of "Christians" in the United States are throwing traditional Christian doctrines into the dumpster. Evangelical Christians have traditionally been those who follow the teachings of the Bible most literally.

But these new surveys indicate that even a majority of them do not believe in the most fundamental precepts of the Christians faith any longer. For example, in John 14:6 Jesus says the following: "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." If there was another way for our sins to be forgiven, then why did Jesus need to die on the cross? If there were other ways to salvation, then Jesus could have come down to earth, pointed out a bunch of other ways to get to heaven, and then could have gone back up to heaven without having to deal with the cross.

But the reality is that there was no other way for our sins to be paid for. And yet these new surveys reveal that a majority of American Christians now believe that there are plenty of other ways to get to heaven.

The Pew survey referenced above also revealed that 45% of Americans say that they seldom or never read their religion's holy books. Perhaps if more American Christians were actually reading the Bible they would know what is truth and what is error. Instead, American Christians have surrounded themselves with preachers and self-help coaches and "feel-good" ministers who tell them what they want to hear, who always make them feel comfortable and who never, ever tell them about sin, holiness or the judgment of God.

The current situation in the churches of America reminds us of 2 Timothy 4:3..... For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

The reality is that past generations of America faithfully filled up churches across the nation that were preaching the Word of God, but today the vast majority of Americans stay home from church each week, and many of the churches that are still drawing crowds are watering down their messages as much as they can in a desperate attempt to hold on to the people who are still there. Dave Olson, the director of church planting for the Evangelical Covenant Church, has done some really interesting research into the church attendance patterns of Americans.

Olson's research found that the percentage of Americans that regularly attend church is only 18.7%. In addition, his research shows that if current trends continue, the percentage of the U.S. population that attends church each week in 2050 will be about half of what it is today. All of these polls and surveys tell us the same thing: Christianity in America is in a serious state of decline - especially among young people.

Many Christian leaders who read this article will try to deny it or will try to make excuses. But all of these polls are not lying. The truth is that we need to examine ourselves. Is God moving where you worship? Do our churches look like the authentic Christian movement that we read about in the book of Acts? Are our lives significantly different from what we see in the world? Are our services lifeless, joyless exercises in futility? Do we truly have great love for one another and a passion to reach people with the gospel of Jesus Christ? 

If we want any chance to win back the next generation, then we are going to have to get back to the real thing. If you do not have "the real thing" in your church, then it is time to start asking yourself some really hard questions.