Pastor Jim & Lori Bakker give Pastor Jim’s Message for 2012: Confusion for Day 1 on The Jim Bakker Show
Whatcha Gonna Do
America is in a mess because we have cursed, [and] mocked God. We have not obeyed His word. -Pastor Jim Bakker
Pastor Jim Bakker gives an update of Lori’s House, which will be a place of refuge for those faced with the choice of abortion. During his message, Pastor Jim noted how ancient Israel sinned by sacrificing babies to idols and equated that to the high number of abortions taking place in America today. He predicted that the work of Lori’s House will be the number one thing to save America.
Pastor Jim then proceeded into Part Two of his 2012 message, continuing on the theme of “Confusion.” Signs of confusion prevail everywhere, he said, adding that we are in a time of tribulation or great pressure, particularly in the economic and financial realms. Stock markets around the world are crashing, and there seems to be no strong leadership coming from any nation. This, he explained, will set the stage for the rise of the antichrist who comes in the midst of confusion, proclaiming to have the solution to the world’s problems.
Since God is not the author of confusion, Pastor Jim said the church should be organized and found obedient to God’s word. Anything short of that, he said, leads to the curses outlined in Deuteronomy 14. The biblical number 12 relates to organization and he said 2012 will be a year to get things in order, particularly in the church.
Pastor Jim revisited the topic of abortion when discussing 1 Timothy 3:4, which says people will become lovers of pleasure rather than of God. Pastor Jim outlined how the people of America love pleasure and prosperity and love money, which the Bible calls the root of all evil. Babies, he said, cramp the lifestyle of some, caught up in the ways of the world, who would rather seek abortions than give up their lives of indulgence and sin.
All the signs of confusion in society, Pastor Jim said, are allowed by God as a result of the disobedience of the people. He stressed the need for believers to study the word of God for themselves because false doctrines, also part of confusion, can only take root when people lack a full and complete knowledge of what is in the word. He also gave a very brief teaser as to what the second word of warning for 2012 is: Explosions. The term will be the focus of the next part of his 2012 Message series.
Revelation 3:20 NKJV Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
Isaiah 9:10 NKJV The bricks have fallen down, But we will rebuild with hewn stones; The sycamores are cut down, But we will replace them with cedars.
Amos 8:11 KJV Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
I Corinthians 14:33 KJV For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
II Timothy 3:1 KJV This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
Deuteronomy 28:2 NCV Obey the Lord your God so that all these blessings will come and stay with you:
Deuteronomy 28:6 NCV You will be blessed when you come in and when you go out.
Deuteronomy 28:15 NCV But if you do not obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands and laws I am giving you today, all these curses will come upon you and stay:
James 3:13-15 NCV Are there those among you who are truly wise and understanding? Then they should show it by living right and doing good things with a gentleness that comes from wisdom.But if you are selfish and have bitter jealousy in your hearts, do not brag. Your bragging is a lie that hides the truth.That kind of “wisdom” does not come from God but from the world. It is not spiritual; it is from the devil.
I Timothy 6:10 KJV For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
James 3:16 NCV Where jealousy and selfishness are, there will be confusion and every kind of evil.
II Timothy 3:4 NCV will turn against their friends, and will do foolish things without thinking. They will be conceited, will love pleasure instead of God,
James 3:17-18 NCV But the wisdom that comes from God is first of all pure, then peaceful, gentle, and easy to please. This wisdom is always ready to help those who are troubled and to do good for others. It is always fair and honest. People who work for peace in a peaceful way plant a good crop of right-living.
James 4:1-2 NCV Do you know where your fights and arguments come from? They come from the selfish desires that war within you. You want things, but you do not have them. So you are ready to kill and are jealous of other people, but you still cannot get what you want. So you argue and fight. You do not get what you want, because you do not ask God.
Luke 6:29 Amplified
Matthew 5:44 NCV But I say to you, love your enemies. Pray for those who hurt you.
Matthew 18:35 NCV This king did what my heavenly Father will do to you if you do not forgive your brother or sister from your heart.
Matthew 6:15 NCV But if you don’t forgive others, your Father in heaven will not forgive your sins.
Matthew 5:44 KJV But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
James 4:3-4 NCV Or when you ask, you do not receive because the reason you ask is wrong. You want things so you can use them for your own pleasures. So, you are not loyal to God! You should know that loving the world is the same as hating God. Anyone who wants to be a friend of the world becomes God’s enemy.
I John 2:15 NCV Do not love the world or the things in the world. If you love the world, the love of the Father is not in you.
James 4:5-7 NCV Do you think the Scripture means nothing that says, “The Spirit that God made to live in us wants us for himself alone”? But God gives us even more grace, as the Scripture says, “God is against the proud, but he gives grace to the humble.” So give yourselves completely to God. Stand against the devil, and the devil will run from you.
Revelation 12:10 KJV And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
James 4:8 NCV Come near to God, and God will come near to you. You sinners, clean sin out of your lives. You who are trying to follow God and the world at the same time, make your thinking pure.
Psalm 35:4-9 KJV Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt. Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them. Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them. For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul. Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall. And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation.
Psalm 71:1 KJV In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
II Timothy 1:7 KJV For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
James 3:14-16 KJV But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
Matthew 5:40 KJV And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.
Matthew 5:9 KJV Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
James 3:17-18 KJV But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
Matthew 24:37 KJV But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Matthew 24:37 NCV When the Son of Man comes, it will be like what happened during Noah’s time.
Genesis 6:13-14 KJV And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
Matthew 4:4 KJV But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Genesis 10:32 KJV These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.
Genesis 11:1-7 KJV And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.
Genesis 11:7 NCV Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not be able to understand each other.
Genesis 11:9 NCV The place is called Babel since that is where the Lord confused the language of the whole world. So the Lord caused them to spread out from there over the whole world.