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Fallow Flesh Demands Plow-less & Seed-less Existence

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I recently wrote a “dreary” informational book about anti-semitism. During the difficult research, which took several months, I discovered that one of the top “peacemakers” in the Middle East is deeply involved with the New Apostolic Reformation. The scheme is complicated with many details. I enlisted a friend in Israel to help me with the research.

One night I felt impressed to contact the individual that I was researching. Surprisingly, he answered my email and we began a series of exchanges. I asked him about his involvement in the NAR, and he became evasive. When I pressed him for answers, he abruptly stopped responding.

The publisher I submitted it to chose not to publish the book, so I posted two chapters of the book on my blog. There was very little response by the readers. All that time and effort only served to prove what I was told would occur. People will not read a book unless it is short or stimulating. What stimulates them is what they are interested in. Most professing Christians are not interested in information relative to the last days. They gravitate to short articles, frivolous books, or books that do not hang clouds in their comfort zones. Undoubtedly, the majority craves books with new doctrine, new revelations, or arguments about why God is not as strict about obedience, commitment and sinfulness, as previously thought.

“Their hope is built on nothing less than comfort zones and churchiness.”

The issue is the diabolical schemes of Satan are now so vast and complicated that they cannot be explained succinctly. That runs afoul of the fact that, as previously stated, many professing Christians seldom read beyond text message-length material. Most of the ones that are avid readers read heresy or fiction—quite synonymous in my opinion.

Well-researched books have been written clearly describing the major deceivers and their deceptions. Those books barely sell enough copies to pay for the publishing costs. However, heretical books sell by the millions. For example, “Jesus Calling,” sold over 25 million and inspired a companion study Bible. “The Shack” sold over 20 million, and was made into a movie. According to one reliable source, the “The Purpose Driven Church” book has sold more than 60 million copies and is used by many churches as a textbook for the coming New Christianity.

If I write, “You need to prepare for a very difficult period that is rapidly arriving,” numerous professing Christians react with abject indifference. Other ones have eschatological beliefs that compel them to believe that American Christians will never suffer. Another faction insists on factual details that support the statement. Elsewise, they won’t be alarmed. However, they do not want copious details, but in a couple of sentences that presents a compelling picture without requiring deep thought. It is an exercise in ineffective succinctness.

Therefore, if I write, “The kingdoms of the False Prophet and Antichrist are emerging and will converge,” many professing Christians are cluelessly unconcerned. They remain unconvinced without details that they refuse to read. To successfully alert them they would need to be clairvoyant and I would need to be capable of mental impartation. The Holy Spirit imparts knowledge to us spiritually. How is it they are not already alerted and prepared to accept truth?

Thus, an overly condensed article is quickly discarded as insufficient evidence for alarm, and a comprehensive one is discarded for being too long to read. In other words, they reject the former for being incomplete and the latter for being too complete. The middle ground may be a 3-minute cartoon video or perhaps an emotionally stirring song.

Consequently, I am finding it increasingly difficult to write articles that I can post to my blog or Facebook with satisfactory results. They all turn into booklets and several have become books, and each one is stuffed into a file in my word processor. I have little motivation to present them because I know in advance that few people are going to read them. It takes hours to edit and prepare an article, and days, sometimes weeks, to prepare a booklet. Choosing which document to spend that time on is challenging.

Even in the secular realm political plots are greatly complicated. The complex and enormous amount of data is one reason why certain famed politicians have not been arrested, tried, and convicted. Most people are not going to read that much material when they can hear a sound bite synopsis from their favorite news channel or read it on a social media poster or tweet. It is difficult to incite enough sustained public outrage unless people know the entire story. And without such outrage arrest and prosecution will not occur.

Likewise, leading professing Christians are greatly compromised with heresy and outraged Believers should reject them. These compromised ones are feeding the flames of apostasy that is now an uncontrollable firestorm. However, instead of outrage and rejection, heretics and hirelings are adored and exalted. The outcry against them is as muted as whimpering puppies under a blanket.

What this all means for the future is certain to be ignored by some readers. But it must be said. As the time of His Second Coming approaches, it will be as it was when Christ came the first time. During that period of apathy professing Christians will desire nothing that is not preferred by or palatable to the flesh (Matthew 13:14-15).

The flesh is adamantly opposed to the plow and the seed. Christ explained that (succinctly, by the way) in the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:19-22). Flesh wants pleasure, fun, and anything that does not require it to submit to the Holy Spirit. Allowing flesh to be predominant is the reason why a vast number of professing Christians are lukewarm and have little to no desire for the truth.

The question is, how do people return to open eyes, clear ears, and sharp hearts, and desire for the truth? I am convinced that if a red ember of love for truth is not burning in people’s hearts there will be no hunger in their souls for it. Without that hunger, they will refuse to eat the meat that God offers by His servants. The answer is prayer. Nothing stirs that fire more than prayer. Neglecting prayer is one of the great failures of Christianity.

Sadly, professing Christians have time to play, to watch hours of sports, dramas, and comedy, and news programs. They know mounds of minutia about everything but biblical truth. They can even sing every word of popular secular songs. It proves that they are capable of gathering and storing large amounts of complicated information. However, they refuse to equip themselves with essential information about the last days. Having abandoned their love for truth (if they were ever hungry for it), they are totally defenseless against heretics and heresy.

I have believed for some time that warnings will eventually cease. It appears that we are very close to that occurring. Undoubtedly, the era of books and articles defending/presenting truth and exposing darkness is coming to an end. If we are at the point to where information that must be presented in detail is no longer desired, truth’s battle for literary presence is over. One may as well don a double-sided placard with a single, block-lettered sentence, and walk up and down the sidewalk.

So here we are at the time of the end. The history of humanity is coming to a close. Warnings are ceasing or falling on deaf ears. The Judgment of all things and people is coming. I advise and encourage true Christians to set their minds on things above and make God’s will the desire of their hearts. There are consequences for every paradigm shift that goes the wrong way, and those consequences are erupting in this last day’s atmosphere.


  1. That sums it up well Cedric.

    You are not alone in that.
    I have tried everything in my corner of the world also. I have warned using many avenues, a few already know but choose to hide but most turn a deaf ear. I have warned so many ministries over the years. It’s like that thing with the OT prophets, at least they have been warned, but they will not listen as the Lord has said. I have thought of publishing books also, just to run into the same roadblocks because satan is the ‘god’ of this world and its ‘mother of harlots’ monopolies and now more than ever because ‘his hour is at hand.’ I have done public evangelism that included that sort of warning against apostasy. No one cares. I have tried to start a home church with a remnant but could not even find the remnant. I have been to churches to see if there were any sheep who would respond once I got to talk with them. Nothing. I have been outside church with such messages, only to get verbally attacked. The overall response seems to be; “I am sleeping. Don’t wake me up!” No one cares.

    I read the comments in the last section and like Ken said, that might be going on. Many have stopped obeying Jesus’ command for us in the end times to ‘watch and pray.’ It is simply ‘too negative’ for them. I do not feel slumber at all, but what I do feel is a sense of depression, of hopelessness in this situation. There is nothing I can do. (I do pray and fast.) The church is asleep and does not want to be bothered with the truth. The church is like a sleeping princess tied up and heading for disaster but fast asleep. The disaster is near. She is about to be plunged right into the end times chaos, and worse yet, with many lies she has been groomed to run into the arms of antichrist instead of Jesus Christ. We scream and shout but all to no avail. If she is not asleep, she has her earbuds on and is listening to the brainwashing and hypnosis of the wolves and their lullabies of deception. And there is no fellowship. No one to turn to for prayer. We are left as orphans in the world apart from Jesus Himself. The days grow darker in every way. My only hope is that it comes and goes quickly. That is why I watch and pray. My heart’s cry is “How much longer, oh Lord?” And, I’m not pre-trib. I know what lies ahead. But since the only way out of the tunnel is through, and I want to get to the other side, my thought is the sooner the better. Oh, I know. It won’t make sense to most who have their kingdoms built here and much to lose. For carnal Christians, the time will never be right. But it must come sooner or later and my spirit says it will be sooner.

    “You need to prepare for a very difficult period that is rapidly arriving!”
    “The kingdoms of the False Prophet and Antichrist are emerging and will converge…”
    That has been what the Holy Spirit has revealed to me and had me share all over, which I have done. But most are asleep. They only want ‘positive’ messages, the byte size of a one line text message.
    “The Holy Spirit imparts knowledge to us spiritually. How is it they are not already alerted and prepared to accept truth?” Exactly! So many things have been revealed to me that way. And it’s not what the church wants to hear. But, it does align with Scripture. I just reread Philippians and Colossians last night. It talks, among other things, of our calling to SUFFER for Christ. It’s not just a necessary ‘evil,’ it’s our CALLING! Most of the world wide church knows that, except here! But when I say that persecution is coming to the church here, I just get balking replies. Not only do they not get the Holy Spirit ‘downloads’ that we do, but they recoil when we share them. I have sensed that the time of warning has already closed but some of us keep pressing on anyway because there is nothing else for us to do aside from watching and praying and warning.

    “One may as well don a double-sided placard with a single, block-lettered sentence, and walk up and down the sidewalk.” The way the censorship is going, this may be right around the corner.

    “So here we are at the time of the end. The history of humanity is coming to a close. ” So true.
    Many have left their websites of warning as archives for any that God would lead to the information. If it is well organized and categorized and all the warnings are there, it would work. I think that even though only few copies were sold, they got into the hands that they were prepared for. After all, it is few who will make it, not many. Rest assured that the work has been done that God has called us all to do. They have been warned. Otherwise things would not proceed, but they are moving ahead quickly. The time of sifting the wheat of the church is at hand and into the storm we go.

    That leads me to share this item too. Even though there is not much being reported on regarding apostasy news in the church, there is still a popcorn trail that the Holy Spirit has me following. Why me? Simply because I am willing. And I do warn when I find a window to do so. I am not afraid. There are missionaries in highly oppressive muslim countries who do the Lord’s work and they are not afraid. And neither am I right here, doing what I do. Every day our life is a sacrifice to God on His altar if we carry our cross daily. So what I see, aside from the already metastasising apostasy in the church, takes on mostly the nature of the storm clouds gathering in the form of the end times kingdom that is being set up as we blog and most snore away soundly asleep. I see it, but most will be unprepared. Censorship of conservative voices. Gun control. Left wing protests that get more rabid each time. Cries for open borders and an end to national sovereignty. Muslim migrant invasions of Western countries. Terrorism. Teaching lgbt in schools, as well as islam, yoga, and tolerating evils such as halloween, but Christianity is banned. Politicians are booed for standing up for God’s righteous standards and chased out of office in Western nations such as the UK. Facebook and other social media accounts are shut down for ‘banned’ speech that they call ‘hate,’ but they call evil good and good evil. Evil politicians come out, as well as famous celebrities and others, railing against Christians and the light that we shine into the darkness. Magazine and newspaper articles paint us in that same negative light. Anyone who dares speak out against sin and false religion is in danger of prison in some countries, like Canada and the UK. They slander us with terms like ‘hater,’ and ‘bigot,’ while they do the hating and discriminating towards us, merely for living out our Christian faith. Soon that too will be dubbed a ‘hate crime.’ And for those who think physical persecution won’t touch us, guess again! Death threats are made openly against many conservatives. On places like Twitter, they call to burn down businesses that won’t accommodate sodomy. They call for the public to ‘kill conservatives’ who support Kavanaugh and such things like that. Evil things are said openly, like ‘they don’t deserve to live,’ and so on. There is no outcry from anyone in the face of this evil! That is how the road to Holocaust is paved, and this time… they are coming for us. And folks, don’t think you will be swooped away on a magic carpet rapture ride beforehand, because you won’t. The Bible doesn’t teach that. But many scriptures have been twisted to make you think so. And even if it were, that is no consolation as countless Christians suffer persecution and martyrdom all over the world, and that… right NOW! It is just around the corner. And most are unprepared. Spiritually. Jesus said that those who don’t confess Him publicly, He won’t confess as His own before the Father in heaven. (Matthew 10; 32-33). Sobering words, for most professing Christians these days, are they not?

    How many will stand for Jesus in that day? I wager it won’t be many. But I will be there just as all else is done with the power of Jesus. And my sign will read the same thing it always has:
    “Jesus saves, repent and turn to Him for salvation. The end is here!”

    God bless you to all on here, Cedric, Ken, everyone!

  2. Rhonda Williams

    October 6, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Once again, I say thank you for writing as you do. I have no one who I can talk to about current end time events. No one wants to hear anything ! Years back I withdrew from some very close friends who were so into heresy (ALL the heresy that we are warned about), another friend doesn’t want to see or hear all of the ‘negative, discouraging ‘ news etc. – yet another friend totally ignores what I try to share with her, and my sister once said to me that she doesn’t have time to hear all this stuff because she has too many other things to worry about in her life – another friend has never attempted to get together so I could talk with her about things she has never learned (as a Christian!) , I have pleaded with her over the last 9 years to please, “Let’s talk!” – and never once has she tried as she goes on with her life. Everyone I mentioned above are ‘Christians’ or claim to be. I have given out New Testaments along with papers written about current end time events and I have yet to receive any kind of responses. Everything is totally ignored and this has been going on for years!! I know that there are MANY of us who are so frustrated-to say the least – by all of these people with ‘their heads in the sand’ and they have no desire to pull their heads out. As we all know, it is so disheartening to not have like-minded friends, family or even acquaintances. But I can’t give up. I have to keep trying somehow to reach someone. Thank you Cedric for all of your hard work.

    • Rhonda,

      I know just how you feel! It is the same on my end. All the ones who call themselves ‘Christians’ are the kind that even if they were unsaved would have reasons to be ashamed, and then all the heresy or lack of interest. I have run into a few folks since I live in a larger metro area but for one reason or another they have all disbanded from evangelism efforts over minor items. I have tried evangelism on my own but the lack of interest and snarky remarks is all I see in response and I am tired of ‘going it on my own’ in this as a woman. There are others too who are avoiding me (only they won’t say that) because they know what I will talk about (the Bible’s message, etc.) and they don’t want to hear what I have to say… but they ‘like’ me and think I’m a nice person. But they have cancelled plans about four times and stuff like that and I’m just done with them. Then there are others whom I am avoiding because I have shared the truth with them, they have rejected it, and they are pushing their propaganda and there is no reason for me to waste my time with them and have to straighten them out constantly when they won’t listen anyway and will only argue. It gets lonely and that is how I am too, no family or friends who get it. I gave up with church too, same thing. It’s like things are so polarized already and it is like trying to pull an anchor out of solid cement with these people now. It is chilling to think of their fate as they have all been groomed for receiving the antichrist with all of their sayings. “Aw, that’s too negative.” “That’s not loving.” “Don’t judge.” “You’re being divisive.” “I’m just more open minded now.” “We’re all one.” “It’s all about tolerance, peace, love, harmony, unity….” And all the endless one liners embracing such things as universalism, one world religion, no hell, not judging sin, ‘your truth/my truth’, inclusiveness, best life now, etc. etc. And on the other end there’s us. The Biblical Christians who stand for truth, rejoice when righteousness wins the victory, oppose sin, refuse to compromise, refuse to embrace false religion, defend the doctrines of orthodox Christianity, live out our faith, and so on. We are getting more ostracized by the minute in every way. It is just part of what the remnant must endure at this point. Our witness goes on as long as we are alive of course. But it is discouraging when you don’t see any fruit and all you get is apathy in return, at best. I have tried so many things over the years, and all it comes to in the end is… nothing! No one repents. No one turns from apostasy. No one wants discipleship. No one wants the truth of the gospel. That is why I ache for this to all draw to a close and the final scene to arrive so we can get it over with. I can’t even think about another ten plus years with the church declining into apostasy even more and the lack of fellowship. It’s not just the lack of good fellowship but that there is no one to help you, no one to turn to in our troubles. Yes, the Lord, but it is human to need people around. This feels like solitary confinement socially speaking, only they let the mean ones around at times. Many of us are suffering in various ways aside from all of this we talk about on here. There is no shepherd aside from the Lord, we don’t partake of all the benefits that the church depends on. When I read of how the church is supposed to be (say in Thessalonians), they loved one another, they cared for one another, they helped one another, they shared with the poor in church and were a true family! I remember more of that in times gone by, like 25 years ago. But now it is nowhere on the landscape around here. I will never give up, but I just keep praying that it all goes quickly. What I sense is that this is some sort of refining process, that thing about the cream rises to the top and so on. We are not among those who have ‘dropped off.’ We are running the race to receive the glorious crown at the end. It will all have been worth it then and I know like it says, we can’t even compare this temporary pain to the eternal glory and rejoicing that will be ours in the Lord on the other side. Even if nothing else comes of it at this time in history, we did it for Jesus!
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    • Remain steadfast in your faithfulness, Rhonda😊

    • Amen… there are a few left, that have not bowed their desensitized knee! Stand tall on your knees; growing closer to Him even yet while we wait, write, witness and warn in this deceived, demented, morally drained society! I encourage you to continue for that last one that might hear the clear convicting clarion call to Christ! Heads up—He’s gonna appear soon!
      Stacy Strother

  3. Like Linda wrote: “I have tried to start a home church with a remnant but could not even find the remnant. I have been to churches to see if there were any sheep who would respond once I got to talk with them. Nothing. I have been outside church with such messages….” though that went absolutely no where, not even hatred or angry retorts. Instead they just turn away as if the words I’ve spoken wasn’t heard let alone that I even existed.

    I walk in a path much like the psalmist of Psalm 73: “If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children. When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me; Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.”

    To which I fall back into my usual position, standing before the LORD asking mercy for a change and watching to see what the LORD will do for this one or that one all the while knowing that the choosing is still left up to the individual. Though seemingly alone in a house full of people I stand firm against hopelessness less even the tiniest flame is snuffed out or the coldest heart never warms…..that none should perish, though I discern or know the end, my heart yet aches for all to yearn to be a most holy child of G-d.

    Don’t give up, don’t quit. Keep pursuing and doing those good works that the LORD has set before you Cedric and other brother and/or sister-in-Christ Jesus. To do less would be to drop our arms from holding up the truth of G-d as Aaron and Hur with Moses. We have no idea what word, which act will touch even the most hard-hearted who finally sees the Light and becomes enveloped in the Flame of Grace and Mercy and Love, forever.

    Shalom, Missey J

  4. Cedric, Linda and Rhonda, you three have expressed this issue so well and I so identify with everything you have stated. I too have been and currently am experiencing this same thing (in fact it is getting more difficult to even be heard). Just last week I told my husband it is time to pull back, especially with professing Christians. They are too caught up with ‘churchianity’ as their final authority instead of the holy written word of God (KJV). What I am seeing is a lack of any desire or passion for truth (no interest whatsoever). In fact, truth is becoming a negative. It is too ‘narrow’ and ‘limiting’ for many. I often hear “well that may be your interpretation but that’s not mine.” That immediately renders the conversation DONE. I also believe that so many have a short attention span due to the constant stimulation from technology (texting, etc.) and entertainment given that it’s all at your finger tip now. We live in a world of ‘instant gratification’ thus, many become bored very quickly – short attention span and boredom. Just went through this with my sister. I spent a lot of time putting together information for her in order to support what I was sharing concerning God’s truth, His word based on our conversations as she was embracing error. I need for her to understand this was not my opinion. Come to find out, she never read any of them. I believe that what we are seeing amongst professing Christians today is a spirit of rebellion. Many have no interest in growing deeper in God’s word (digging deeper takes time) nor heeding any warnings of apostasy and false teachings. They have absolutely no idea how the enemy works so they are not prepared for spiritual battle. And what’s even worse, they are not even interested in understanding who and what they are up against (Eph. 6). Even when I present supporting facts and Bible verses, that is still not enough. The interest simply is not there. Rhonda, like you, I too have lost all my friends and some family members. It is me who they expect to compromise and they are all professing Christians. If I am not willing to compromise, then I am the problem. We are NOT living in normal times anymore!!!!!!!!! There is only one truth, so we can’t all be right. It appears that what many are seeking after today is an easy, breezy, appealing solution to their problems. There is an easy solution but it requires one to admit that they are a sinner in need of a Savior. Sadly, most don’t think they are THAT bad so where’s the urgency and desire to rectify that problem? And…sadly, many professing Christians today are not even saved yet they believe they are. They are the most difficult to reach!!!!!!!! If truth be told, most just want a free pass to heaven yet want to continue to live like the world, thus that is there motivation. This is fallow flesh!
    Here is an interesting thought…For the lost, this world is the closest to heaven they will ever get. For the saved, this world is the closest to hell they will ever get. Praise God for His Blessed Hope!

    P.S. Cedric, please know your writings have blessed me; they are edifying. I have been a long time reader who doesn’t comment very much.

  5. Please continue writing and posting what you write, even if it’s a lot to read or what some call “boring”. Even it reaches only a few faithful people that will learn from it, those people all have connections and other people that in turn they will bless with their knowledge. There are yet some who have not lost the faith. Don’t be discouraged.

  6. Hello all,

    Yes, that is so true. It feels like reading my own post in fact. I could tell tales just like those, and many of them. (Cedric knows!) They just don’t care. They are apathetic and rebellious. They don’t sense the urgency of it all. And I too am shocked at the people who call themselves Christians nowadays! Nothing resembles the Bible’s definition, neither of Christian nor of church function. I have withdrawn from so many myself over this. I did the same thing, I was doing a Bible study with one and she turned away because of the abortion and lgbt issues and I closed the door on her. Then another, I had prepared all this material and we did go over it and it seemed hopeful at first but the next time she had turned against it all, didn’t believe in the atoning death of Jesus, didn’t think we were sinners because we are capable of ‘some’ good (not 100% evil), didn’t understand that Jesus is God (the Trinity, another paper I had) and that we are not ‘all one,’ and it’s not ‘all good,’ or ‘all okay’, and the ‘too negative’ sayings. She is one of those who parrots ”don’t judge” and I explained that whole thing and she ‘got it’ but continues down the same error with it. She even thought that because God ‘created’ everything that assumes He approves of it all! I had to correct her gently on so many issues. I explained that the devil fell, sin entered, man fell into sin, false teachers arise whose teachings are false and warned against in Scripture, and God did not ‘create’ all of that. She was speechless but of course still continues down her path of error because that seems to be all they know how to do. It just goes on and on. There was another study group with a few others and it was like a revolving door, each time one was new and one was gone until none were left. No one wants to hear the hard truths of the Bible and that’s what it all boils down to. They just want to hear “oh….. it’s okaaaaaay!’ When it’s not okay! It is like they have already cemented themselves into apostasy and it is like trying to turn the Titanic around so I don’t spend too much time on it with any one person now. I sort of go over the basics of the gospel of salvation and refute the lies of the apostasy (many times you hit two nails with one hammer, like with Jesus is the only way, it is in the salvation message and refutes universalism, etc.) and if they are too stubborn and closed, I just don’t waste my time anymore. I am done with them too and have noticed that I am less inclined to linger when I see that first red flag of resistance to truth. I am open to warning new ones but my tolerance is wearing thin when it comes to waiting for them to be open to it. I don’t feel bad about that. There is a time when even God says…. that’s it. Time is up. Judgment is about to fall and He turns His back and the heavens turn to steel. That’s it. And I feel like that time is approaching very quickly now. The window of repentance and salvation is closing.

    I am so glad at least that we share fellowship in this way!

  7. Galatians 6:9 (KJV) ” And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

  8. Hi ya’ll…. I got ‘wiped out’ a couple of times because of my laptop shutting down with a ‘blue screen’ and my text going into the air, lost. We know who is the prince of the power of the air, right? I was just commiserating with the choir’ in those responses.

    I think I will take a different angle with this reply. I DO share your ‘misery’ though. What I am going to do is write maybe the last article that I post to my blog. i will put it here and ask for comments. I am going to use it as a ‘tract’ around my town. For evangelism and calling people back from the brink of apostacy !. I ask that whoever reads this response to pray for me to have anointing in this endeavor. .

    Be strong “in the Lord” and the power of HIS Might.

    “16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” [Mat 10:16 KJV]

    🙂 Christian love….Ken

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