Have you desired to be a Star?
From the beginning I did!

November 17th, 2017

Matthew 2:1–2: “Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, ‘Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east, and have come to worship Him.'” (NASB) The star that shined so brightly in the darkness of night had only one purpose – to point to God the Son for the salvation of mankind.

Since the day I was literally born-again more than thirty-five years ago, as my heart miraculously went from darkness to light, I wanted to be a light for my heavenly Father in the darkness of night – pointing mankind to my Lord and Savior. In my heart I wanted to do nothing else. Within my heart that day I found the following verse of Scripture to be true: Luke 7:40–43: “And Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Simon, I have something to say to you.’ And he replied, ‘Say it, Teacher.’ A certain moneylender had two debtors: one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. When they were unable to repay, he graciously forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him more? Simon answered and said, ‘I suppose the one whom he forgave more.’ And He said to him, ‘You have judged correctly.'” (NASB)

I knew within my heart I was a perfect candidate: 1 Corinthians 1:26–31: “For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised, God has chosen, the things that are not, that He might nullify the things that are, that no man should boast before God. But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, that, just as it is written, ‘LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD.'” (NASB)

Do you want to be a star this season and throughout the year? There are many ways to do so, just make sure whatever you do or support points to the Savior. I’ve never regretted my decision to be a star – nor will you.

Many blessings to you and your loved ones,
Minister Raymond D. Sopp

Website: www.SoppMinistries.org

I Love You Lord! October 31, 2017:

October 31st, 2017

I love you Lord as I lift my voice to worship You, oh my soul rejoice. Take joy my King in what You hear, may it be a sweet – sweet sound in Your ear.

Lord, I will sing my song as loud as the one who comes from heaven with a shout: “The Bridegroom comes. Awake, His bride, get ready and wipe the slumber from your eyes; trim the wick of your lamp and raise the wick so your lamp burns very bright, as the darkness is deepest at midnight.”

Watchman Raymond D. Sopp

Website: www.SoppMinistries.org

The Trumpet of Warning: A Time of Tribulation:

September 14th, 2017

Come let us reason together: In a time of tribulation from man or nature, mankind will seek spiritualism (even spiritualism disguised as Christianity) and mankind for a solution out of desperation. How do you discern the false from the genuine? What is common in this great deception? It will give the seekers of secular peace what they want to hear.

The antichrist will cause all to look toward mankind and spiritualism by cloaking himself with miraculous signs and wonders, and with peace, peace upon his lips, thereby satisfying the world through Satan’s illusion. This deception will be so great, that if possible, even the elect would be deceived. This will bring the antichrist to power, along with a world government, however this solution – mankind’s solution will not bring peace, but bring in a much greater tribulation.

I strongly – sincerely – with all my heart encourage all to prayerfully read or reread the following two chapters in my book, The Portrait of a Christian. To do so, click on the chapter’s title:

Satan, Disguised as An Angel of Light!

– and –

The Tragedy of Being LEFT BEHIND!

How serious am I? Ezekiel 33:7–9: “Now as for you, son of man, I have appointed you a watchman for the house of Israel (Church); so you will hear a message from My mouth, and give them warning from Me. When I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you shall surely die,’ and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require from your hand. But if you on your part warn a wicked man to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, he will die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your life. (NASB)

From the Depths of my Heart,
Watchman Raymond D. Sopp

Website: www.SoppMinistries.org

A Time to Pray: A Time to Listen:

August 18th, 2017

Come let us reason together: This morning (August 18, 2017) as I was praying this Blog/Email came to mind; about fifteen minutes later (5:45 A.M. MST) the host of a secular news and talk radio station (KVOR) said, in not so many words, the same thing. With this so called “coincidence” could I remain silent? So I decided to post this Blog again and to resend this Email of February 15, 2017 titled, Prophet: Year 2017: Be Prepared, with a few changes.

Acts 9:10–16: “Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and the Lord said to him in a vision, ‘Ananias’ And he said, ‘Behold, here am I, Lord.’ And the Lord said to him, ‘Arise and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying, and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him, so that he might regain his sight.’ But Ananias answered, ‘Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he did to Thy saints at Jerusalem; and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call upon Thy name.’ But the Lord said to him, ‘Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel; for I will show him how much he must suffer for My name’s sake.’” (NASB)

Many will pray but then refuse to listen, because the answer from our Lord was too dreaded to accept. What if Saul and Ananias refused to listen to such a dreaded word from our Lord? In like manner, I heard in my prayers for about three weeks but said nothing, because it was too dreaded for me to accept. What was it? That the violence in the world, both by man and nature, will start increasing at an accelerated rate now. What should we do? Accept what I wrote on February 15, 2017 to pray and listen, and to accept what you hear.

Blog Post: February 15, 2017: Luke 22:35–38: “And He said to them, ‘When I sent you out without purse and bag and sandals, you did not lack anything, did you?’ And they said, ‘No, nothing.’ And He said to them, ‘But now, let him who has a purse take it along, likewise also a bag, and let him who has no sword sell his robe and buy one. For I tell you, that this which is written must be fulfilled in Me, ‘AND HE WAS NUMBERED WITH TRANSGRESSORS’; for that which refers to Me has its fulfillment. And they said, ‘Lord, look, here are two swords.’ And He said to them, ‘it is enough.'” (NASB)

As this world and the mere-professing Christian moves quickly further and further from His unadulterated Word – from our Lord, His umbrella of protection also moves with Him to where even some of His people will get wet.

It is very important to consistently pray every day for Discernment, Wisdom, Strength and Courage – and for a hedge of protection. If you’re praying this prayer, when you feel a tug on your heart not to do something or go somewhere – do not do or go. If you then do not see anything happen – just maybe the warning was just for you; that said, you must not ignore our Lord’s warning within your heart. Be prepared in your heart for anything!

Also, a little physical preparation would also be prudent; however not too much for that would show that you put more trust in the “sword” than our Lord.

From the Depths of my Heart,
Watchman Raymond D. Sopp

Website: www.SoppMinistries.org

Ears Tuned to Truth? Ears Tuned to Lies?

July 29th, 2017

Come let us reason together: Luke 12:51–53: “Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division; for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two, and two against three. They will be divided, father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against mother; mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” (NASB)

Since truth by definition is one, the truth will in a fallen world be hated, even despised – a world where everyone is a god, deciding for themselves what is wrong and what is right, will by necessity bring division; which is why to be born-again into His kingdom, you must take up your cross and deny yourself – deny your own self-perceived righteousness. This is why John the Baptist could only pave the road to God’s Lamb through repentance; there is no other way, and this repentance must be sincere of heart; the Lamb of God cannot be used as “Hell insurance” – as John called the religious who came to be baptized a brood of vipers. Matthew 3:7: “But when he (John) saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, ‘You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?’” (NASB) Has any true prophet from God – any true witness of God in both the Old and New Testaments ever been liked and embraced by the self-righteous – by the world in general? Is not true love defined as truth? God is love. God is truth.

Jeremiah 6:13–14: “For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for gain, and from the prophet even to the priest everyone deals falsely. And they have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, saying, ‘Peace, Peace,’ but there is no peace.” (NASB)

On the other hand, the lie by definition is many; the lie in a fallen world will be lovingly embraced where everyone is a god – deciding for themselves what is wrong and what is right which by necessity bring false peace as it will then be said, “it is their truth.” Who is the father of lies? Satan!

In the world we are seeing the “birth pains” come closer and closer together, according to God’s Word, we are also seeing ears become dull to the truth. Through God’s anointing as His Watchman, to God be the glory, had me write a simple book – maybe too simple for many who are wise, titled, The Portrait of a Christian for this day and hour; after all, as it’s written, the Gospel should be simple – yet also confounding (foolish) to the “wise” in the eyes of this world. In this late hour, I have made the book available to read for free through web pages or as a PDF. What more can I do?

My Father – Almighty God may those who have ears, let them hear. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen and Amen!

Watchman/Minister Raymond D. Sopp

Website: www.SoppMinistries.org

Warning after Warning: Do you have ears to hear?

July 10th, 2017

Come let us reason together: Exodus 9:8–12: “Then the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, ‘Take for yourselves handfuls of soot from a kiln, and let Moses throw it toward the sky in the sight of Pharaoh. And it will become fine dust over all the land of Egypt, and will become boils breaking out with sores on man and beast through all the land of Egypt.’ So they took soot from a kiln, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses threw it toward the sky, and it became boils breaking out with sores on man and beast. And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils, for the boils were on the magicians as well as on all the Egyptians. And the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he did not listen to them, just as the LORD had spoken to Moses.” (NASB)

Exodus 14:4: “Thus I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will chase after them; and I will be honored through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD.” (NASB)

I started this ministry in 1996, shortly after the Almighty called me to be His watchman. At the beginning I was able to at least get the attention of many throughout the world; however, in the past couple of years I’ve seen fewer and fewer even willing to listen – even to the point that after I confronted a couple concerning a difficult problem, who were very close to me, told me they thought I was “struggling with some spiritual issues,” although at one time they “seemed” to believe in my calling.

Zechariah 1:10–15: “And the man who was standing among the myrtle trees answered and said, ‘These are those whom the LORD has sent to patrol the earth.’ So they answered the angel of the LORD who was standing among the myrtle trees, and said, ‘We have patrolled the earth, and behold, all the earth is peaceful and quiet.’ Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, ‘O LORD of hosts, how long wilt Thou have no compassion for Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, with which Thou hast been indignant these seventy years?’ And the LORD answered the angel who was speaking with me with gracious words, comforting words. So the angel who was speaking with me said to me, proclaim, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, I am exceedingly jealous for Jerusalem and Zion. But I am very angry with the nations who are at ease; for while I was only a little angry, they furthered the disaster.'” (NASB)

Did you ever think – or even imagine a time when the pictures of pulling apart aborted babies in order to sell the baby parts for a profit would be so easily forgotten and dismissed – so easily become nothing more than just a memory, even among most professing Christians? Could you even imagine a time when the White House would be lit up in rainbow colors and be applauded – even throughout the world? Is the Almighty after warning and warning begun to harden hearts in order to fill His bowl of wrath so all will know He is the Lord? Is there a time when the Almighty will stop striving with mankind and He will harden hearts worldwide in order to further the disaster? According to His word, yes! Yet even now, who will believe the message?

For more insight read my commentary – the chapter from my book, The Portrait of a Christian: Satan, Disguised as an Angel of Light

With a heavy Heart,
Watchman Raymond D. Sopp

Website: www.SoppMinistries.org

Focus on the Symptoms? Focus on the Disease?

June 28th, 2017

Come let us reason together: When the body is showing symptoms of a disease, it’s very important to treat the symptoms, however, if that’s where we place our focus, in the end, the patient will die; however, if we place our focus on the cause of the symptoms – and aggressively treat the disease the symptoms will decrease and most will live.

When we see children dying of starvation in today’s world, it’s very important to treat the symptoms and we will save some; however, if we do not focus on the disease, the problem will eventually increase exponentially to the point that it will become completely unmanageable – which we are now seeing throughout the world.

When we see the family structure dissolve before our eyes in today’s world, it’s very important to treat the symptoms and we will save some; however, if we do not focus on the disease, the problem will eventually increase exponentially to the point that it will become completely unmanageable – which we are now seeing throughout the world.

So what should we do? Focus on the symptoms, or focus on the disease which is causing the symptoms? What is the disease? The last two are spiritual; so let’s get back to focusing more on the Gospel than the symptoms and save even more.

In this day of apostasy it’s much easier to focus on and support that which we see and not that which we do not see. That said, due to living in the prophesied age of the Great Apostasy, we need diligence and prayer so we do not support a false – an adulterated Gospel.

As it’s written, they will adulterate the Gospel to avoid offending – to avoid the offence of the cross to further the business of religion, deceived into thinking they’re doing a great work for Almighty God as they count the numbers.

2 Timothy 4:3: “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires.” (NASB)

Watchman Raymond D. Sopp

Website: www.SoppMinistries.org