WARNINGS are a Blessing!

September 9th, 2018

Revelation 1:3: “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.”

Minister Raymond D. Sopp

Website: www.SoppMinistries.org

Approaching the Last Days?

January 11th, 2020

Do you believe we’re approaching the Last Days? Are you seeing the season change—beginning to see leaves fall to the ground? Yes! Then, The Portrait of a Christian, is a must read for you.

There are several warnings given to the professing Christian in God’s Word; to me, the most terrifying warning to the professing Christian for this time we’re living in is what Jesus said in Matthew 7:15–23: “‘Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will know them by their fruits. Not everyone who says to Me Lord, Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.’ Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’” (NASB)

The book I wrote, The Portrait of a Christian, is to help the professing Christian not to be one of those who just say “Lord, Lord.” Are you willing to take a second look at your Christianity? If so, then The Portrait of a Christian was written for you.

May God bless you as you read, The Portrait of a Christian

Minister Raymond D. Sopp

The Year 2018 – The Tower of Babel

December 31st, 2017

Genesis 11:4–9: “And they said, ‘Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name; lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.’ And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And the LORD said, ‘Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.’ So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.” (NASB)

Why did Almighty God confuse their language? In order to protect mankind from extinction, even after the fall, God still loved mankind: “. . . and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.” We again see Satan’s deception at work as it was at the beginning; you can eat from the tree of knowledge and determine for yourself what is good and what is evil – and become as a god.

In this age of the exponential growth of technology, once again the tower of Babel is being built – preparing the road for the antichrist, i.e., mankind in his “great” knowledge can bring peace to the world by deciding what is good and what is evil – accepting everything as good – even the most vile sin. What will this lead to? I’ll let Jesus Himself – God in the flesh – God’s redeemer for mankind answer the question: Mark 13:19–20: “For those days will be a time of tribulation such as has not occurred since the beginning of the creation which God created, until now, and never shall. And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no life would have been saved; for the sake of the elect whom He chose, He shortened the days.” (NASB) God will intervene as He did in the garden and with the tower of Babel; yes, once again His love will intervene to save His beloved mankind from extinction.

We know that the end is near as the persecution and hatred of both Christians and Israel by the world is growing exponentially as the end of the church age and Israel’s seventh week approaches. Christian, this will be a good time to remember what God told the Apostle Paul: 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)

Most professing Christians come to God’s Redeemer by false prophets and teachers who entice by promising personal earthly gain – instead of focusing on sin and eternal salvation. How did you come to God’s Redeemer? In these Last Days of the foretold apostasy, should you not examine yourself to be sure you’re not just a Christian in name only? 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)

The Apostle Paul knew Scripture better than most which does point to God’s redeemer, however, obviously just knowing God’s Word and the Law well is not enough to save; God must also open your eyes to see your sin, and therefore, your need for a Savior – your need to be spiritually born-again. As it was with the Apostle Paul, who thought he was “righteous” found out just as it is written, his – our righteousness is as filthy rags.

From the beginning when God called me as His watchman, the following Scripture has been intensely upon my heart – hence, my overwhelming sincere passion to warn the professing Christian: Ezekiel 3:18: “When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die; and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.” (NASB)

Minister Raymond D. Sopp

Website: www.SoppMinistries.org

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