Swallowing live fish and lying in coffins as a new style of "worship" is surprising to those of us who still believe God should be reverenced and honored with dignity. But none of those things are as surprising as what happened last October 30 at the University Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. There Pastor Kyle Lake, known for his New Age- oriented sermonettes, gave one that day on the subject of living well. He assured the church that they should "Live, and live well. Breathe. Be present. Be now."
"If you are eating and laughing at the same time," Pastor Kyle told his 800 member congregation, "then you might as well laugh until you puke..."
After this brief, but surely inspirational, little sermon, Pastor Lake led the Baptist congregation in an unusual prayer that went this way: "Surprise me, God." He then stepped into the baptismal tub to prepare to baptize a candidate when, zap!!, he was electrocuted. Apparently, an electrical wiring malfunction occurred and deadly voltage rampaged his body. The surprised pastor was pronounced dead by an EMS squad that rushed to the scene.
God does work in mysterious ways, does He not? And truly, He answers prayers. He certainly was prompt in responding to Pastor Kyle's prayers!
Now would God really wield out instant death to a Satan- serving, mocking unbeliever who's pretending to be holy? Perhaps the skeptic might, with wisdom, consider the late Ananias and his wife, Sapphira, and what Peter said straight to her just moments before she dropped dead in front of the congregation. It's recorded in Acts 5:9-
"..behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.."Pastor Kyle you see, was a wild man, a man drunken in the spirit with demonic excess, sated by the world's pleasures, devoid of the cleansing spirit of God. Kyle was a rebel, a revolutionary opponent to the true Christian faith. And he was a leader of a Christian establishment made up of tens of millions of soul-dead church-goers gone wild with hedonism and sin.
Let Kyle's sudden death be a warning to all the wild men and wild women who today darken the doors of so-called Christian Churches: "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Galations 6:7 KJV
God is not mocked. He will in due time reward all men for their works. Of that you can be sure.(*)
..for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Romans 12:19 KJV
O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself. Lift thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud. Psalm 94:1,2 KJV
Pride gets them every time! It is one of Satan's best used tools to deceive mankind.
For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Hebrews 10:30,31 KJV
(*)Texe Marrs, Conspiracy World, A Truthteller's Compendium of Eye-Opening Revelations and Forbidden Knowledge, (RiverCrest Publishing: Austin, TX, 2010)p.342.