Even the Demons Believe:

April 19th, 2017

To the World: James 2:19–20: “You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder. But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless?” (NASB)

To the Religious: Matthew 23:27–28: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. Even so you too outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.” (NASB)

To the Professing Christian: Read: The Tragedy of Being Left Behind

Warning,
Watchman Raymond D. Sopp

Website: www.SoppMinistries.org

In This World, Tribulation:

April 14th, 2017

John 16:32–33: “Behold, an hour is coming, and has already come, for you to be scattered, each to his own home, and to leave Me alone; and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” (NASB)

On April 7, 2017, I gave verse 33 to our email list without comment to ask for their financial support: This ministry received no extra help. When Almighty God called this watchman He used Ezekiel chapter three so I was not surprised – yet it still broke my heart.

The premise of the verse was that Jesus told them ahead of time so they would have peace in the midst of tribulation, because He overcame the world – He rose again; so how can you have peace in tribulation? By being literally born-again from above.

For twenty-one years now, I’ve been warning those saying “Lord, Lord” to make sure within their hearts that they will be ready for the Bridegroom. I even published a book in 2004 titled, The Portrait of a Christian, as an aid to help the professing Christian to do so. (I fixed a few typos and republished in 2014.)

Through our Blog, prompted by the Holy Spirit, these past eighteen months I’ve been doing my best to boldly warn what lies ahead; first to urge the professing Christian to examine themselves before it’s too late, second to the born-again so they may have peace.

Perhaps the ears of the professing Christian became dull – became “Lukewarm” – because so many “prophets” made a lot of money predicting the day of His return; even though it’s very clear in Scripture that no one will know the day and hour – no, not even the Son. However, it’s also very clear in Scripture that we will know the season of His return and also there will be a Great Apostasy within the church at-large as the Day approaches; the religious will never look into a spiritual mirror – not even in Jesus’ time.

How much time do we have left? I do not know, but I do know none of us are guaranteed our next breath. With a very somber heart I say once again:

Who will believe the message – the warning?

Watchman Raymond D. Sopp

Website: www.SoppMinistries.org

What is Love? A Spiritual Mirror:

March 16th, 2017

John 3:16–17: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him.” (NASB)

I believe I hear this verse quoted more often than any other verse in the Bible; since this is love, have you looked deeply into its core meaning? Since it’s written that Jesus is God – the Word made flesh and the Word is truth, than truth is the ultimate substance of love.

The Word – God – Jesus came to proclaim the truth to the world, but in doing so it cost Him his very life via the horrible torture of flogging and the cross; which in turn brought about salvation for those who embraced the truth bringing about a rebirth – not judgment.

Yet today in the Church at-large we have embraced the lie that love does not expose sin, and if we expose sin as sin, we are also then judgmental, e.g., exposing abortion, homosexuality and so on as sin; however exposing sin as sin (as defined in God’s Word) is actually the highest form of love and not judgment, because it is the only path to salvation.

Are you born-again? Is Christ in you? If yes, then are you willing to take up your cross and deny yourself for the sake of truth – to love enough to risk your life to deliver even just one from judgment – from the eternal Lake of Fire. The truth will cause both the world and those who just say “Lord, Lord” to hate you. Why? Because as it’s written, the world and the religious hated Jesus first; may I also remind you that it was the religious who hated the truth most – to the point of delivering the Truth (Jesus) to be nailed to a cross.

Do you think that to coddle sin with kind words – to dilute sin as not to offend is love? Then let me ask you, is that what the Word does – is that what the Word made flesh, Jesus would do? Look in the mirror, do you see Jesus in you? That said, first check the motive within your heart; are you giving people the truth to judge, or for their salvation like Jesus did? Will the world and religious then love you or gnash their teeth at you? How was Jesus embraced? As it’s written, if you do not take up your cross and deny yourself then you’re not worthy of the Kingdom of God.

Yes, there are many “Rembrandts” painting beautiful portraits of Jesus – but is it Jesus – is it salvation. (See the Blog post dated, October 2016.) The fragrance of Christ may be sweet to the born-again and to the sinner who is genuinely seeking the truth, but the truth is very noxious and offensive to the world and to the religious.

2 Corinthians 13:5: “Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test?” (NASB)

With the Love of Jesus,
Watchman Raymond D. Sopp

Website: www.SoppMinistries.org

Prophet: Year 2017: Be Prepared:

February 15th, 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

Prophet: Year 2017: The Agony of Deceit:

December 30th, 2016

2 Thessalonians 2:9–12: “The one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they might believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.” (NASB)

There is only one way to truly love the truth; that is to take up your cross and deny yourself. Why? In order to accept the truth you must lay down that which you want to hear for that which is true; you will have to go through the agony of death on the cross – self-denial – to reach and find the truth; deceit will promise you life only to deliver the agony of the flames of eternal death and Hell. In 2017 you will need to make a choice: The Agony of the Cross, or The Agony of Deceit.

Your most important prayer this year is for the Holy Spirit to give you Discernment, Wisdom, Strength and Courage. Discernment so you will know truth from error; Wisdom to know how to interpret it; Strength and Courage to accept it.

In Luke 20:9-18, Jesus told the religious of His time something they did not want to hear, and as we read further in Luke we see that they refused to hear: “And when they heard it, they said, ‘May it never be!’ But He looked at them and said, what then is this that is written, ‘THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone’? Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces (the agony of the cross); but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust (the agony of deceit).” (NASB) Do you have ears to hear?

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. They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, saying, ‘Peace, Peace,’ but there is no peace.” (NASB)

1 Thessalonians 5:1–3: “Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you. For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. While they are saying, ‘Peace and safety!’ then destruction will come upon them suddenly like birth pangs upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” (NASB)

2 Thessalonians 2:3–4: “Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.” (NASB)

As it’s written: The Bridegroom will come at an unexpected hour and suddenly for His bride. Bride is your lamp full of oil – are you ready?

I strongly encourage all to read the chapter in our book,
The Portrait of a Christian, titled:
Satan, Disguised as an Angel of Light!

Redemption and Judgment are upon us:


The hammer of the clock begins its move
to strike its chime for the twelfth time.

Yet who will believe the message?

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

Website: www.SoppMinistries.org

Prophet: Election: November 9, 2016:

November 9th, 2016

For more than twenty years this Watchman has been warning the professing Christian to take a second look at their salvation, due to the words found within Almighty God’s Word – as the darkness began to fill the void left by the light; my Blog post of May 2008 warned of the fall of the USA and the world in general; this was met with both laugher and scorn; will my warning – Email/Blog – to the world on November 5, 2016 and to the Church at-large on November 7, 2016 be met with the same laugher and scorn?

This past year we saw the complete crumbling of the moral foundation of this once great christian nation; however, instead of repentance – looking toward Almighty God for the cure of this fatal disease – we looked toward a man, showing the willingness within hearts to look toward fallen-mankind for relief from the very painful symptoms, again according to Almighty God’s Word concerning the End-Times – the Last-Days.

This past year I also found that I was now rejected even by my closest christian friends as I became more and more passionate – realizing the time was growing short; even though their heads shook yes, their words and actions showed unbelief concerning my warnings – my calling; yes, hearts began to harden which is why I began to say: “Who will believe the message?”

Two of my closest christian friends even thought I had a brain-tumor, or I was struggling with some spiritual issues as I passionately confronted the issue of separation when a church placed a greater value on church size and income rather than the Gospel; heartbroken, I did find some solace from my heavenly Father as He led me to Acts 26:24-29.

As I and this ministry move into Ezekiel 3:27, I will remain passionate – regardless of the consequences; even as I say again within my heart: “Who will believe the message?”

This past year I could not understand what was happening to me; however, I continued to move forward in faith – saying often as I looked in the mirror: “Who am I, Lord?” I now know my heavenly Father was only preparing my heart for this day and hour so I would not be tempted to quit in the face of rejection, nor to come close to touching His glory.

To God be the Glory,
Watchman Raymond D. Sopp

Website: www.SoppMinistries.org

Prophet: Church: November 7, 2016:

November 7th, 2016

The other blessings the born-again Christian must not forget least we stumble:

Acts 9:15–16: “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)

2 Corinthians 11:23–30: “Are they servants of Christ? (I speak as if insane) I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, often in danger of death. Five times I received from the Jews thirty-nine lashes. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, a night and a day I have spent in the deep. I have been on frequent journeys, in dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers, dangers from my countrymen, dangers from the Gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the wilderness, dangers on the sea, dangers among false brethren; I have been in labor and hardship, through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure. Apart from such external things, there is the daily pressure upon me of concern for all the churches. Who is weak without my being weak? Who is led into sin without my intense concern? If I have to boast, I will boast of what pertains to my weakness.” (NASB)

Romans 8:18–25: “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one also hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.” (NASB)

Looking Up,
Minister/Watchman Raymond D. Sopp

Website: www.SoppMinistries.org