My wife and I just flew up to San Francisco (SF) for the weekend from Los Angeles. We love to do short weekend trips and hadn’t been to SF in two years, so our cousin's wedding was a great excuse for a quick trip and we were very excited. We love all the good food, sights, shopping, and fun things to do.
While we usually try to focus on the good, one thing seemed to overwhelm us on this trip, the smell. We were staying right off Market St., two blocks from Union Square in a nice hotel. However, it seemed as soon as we left the hotel, almost everywhere we went smelled horribly, a mixture of urine, and a foul stench in general. This smell seemed inescapable on all the major streets, even outside the most expensive shops and restaurants alike.
I thought back to our prior trip two years before and was trying to remember if this was normal. I recalled waiting in line for about an hour to eat breakfast at one of the most popular spots in town. The line of people wrapped around the outside of the building and I remembered the smell was so horrible I couldn’t believe anyone could wait in such a line to eat. The smell had also attracted several flies. While flies buzzed around the people, so did the homeless on their mobile carts who were drunk, doing drugs in the streets and talking to demons (what the world calls schizophrenic).
Even inside the restaurant, once we received our food, flies flew back and forth over our heads and meals while no one else seemed to notice.
This all brought to mind the many scriptures of the bible regarding smell where the good things of the bible are compared to a beautiful fragrance but the wicked acts, a stench in the nostrils of God.
“Dead flies make the perfumer’s ointment give off a stench; so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.” Ecclesiastes 10:1
“And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:2 ESV
Recalling all of this, I thought here is one of the most expensive cities in the world and despite having traveled to hundreds of locations all over, it probably smells worse here than any other major city I have been to. How is it that they cannot clean the streets or spray them down with water? With a quick search online I found out that the urine smell is such a problem that judges actually made it legal to urinate on the streets of San Francisco and just gave up trying to stop it.
I then realized the physical world is an exact replica of the spiritual world. We know when we don’t shower or clean with water and soap a stench or bad smell will build up.
Titus 3:5 tells us that the Holy Spirit is what washes one clean. The bible also talks much about searing our consciences or a hardening of our hearts if we continue in sin. Walking down some of the streets that I could hardly breath on, others sat eating food without giving it thought, these people were so accustomed to the smell that they didn’t even notice. The same is true when we become so used to living apart from Gods word, we hardly recognize the spiritual stench of our sins that we live in.
Likewise San Francisco has become known for its drug users and homosexual community. Many in the city have rejected the spiritual water (the Holy Spirit) and God’s word that cleans, thereby building up layers of spiritual filth with un-righteous acts, homosexuals, drug addicts and many other ungodly values that are the root cause of what is seen in the physical.
This is the very reason God sent his son into the world, to wash us clean, so that we may have life (John 3:17), not just in some spiritual sense, but with mind, body and spirit.
When we accept God into our hearts, he sends his Holy Spirit into us and we become a new person. What does that mean? It means once we receive the Holy Spirit, our thinking begins to change. The bad things we were once so attracted to begin to disgust us. Sometimes we may even be able to mask the bad smells with colognes and perfumes, nice suits, beautiful cars and flashy homes but at the end of the day the consequences catch up one way or another.
Believing the lie that we can live un-righteously, against God’s word and be clean is foolishness. If you can’t see the spiritual, then at least recognize the physical. Allowing people to use your city as a bathroom is obviously unclean. A city that has near 50% of it’s homosexual population infected with HIV is not healthy or good for the healthcare system, the physical, emotional or mental well being of its citizens.
It is the lie of the enemy that tells you these things are going to satisfy you, but God warns it all leads to destruction and death in the end. God is the one who wants to restore you, it is the lies of the enemy telling people that evil tastes and smells so good, but in reality destroys. It is the false hope and freedom promised by the homosexual lifestyle, the drugs and other un-righteousness that tears apart families, lives and people.
There is only one way to correct the problem and that is by admitting our wrong doing, admitting our sins according to Gods word, then by turning from what got us into the situation in the first place. Turning from all the unrighteousness, the drugs, and the perversions. An unrighteous city not only destroys itself, it attracts more flies, more drug users, gives sanctuary to more criminals, and promotes further Wickedness and filth. The consequences always work together, you can't separate the physical from the spiritual.
The good news is God doesn’t seek to condemn anyone (John 3:17). He said that anyone who calls on his name and seeks him will be saved and will become a new person. He promises that he will help and answers anyone who genuinely calls on him (Jeremiah 33:3).
It’s time to wash our citizens and cities in not just water but righteousness. When they are washed in the word of God, only then will a new foundation be established, a beautiful fragrance upon which new life can be built that will never be destroyed. That foundation is Jesus Christ who said:
"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 NIV
"Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.” Matthew 7:24 NLT
The politicians will tell you they were surprised, the law enforcement no doubt will be stumped by the motive, but the truth is that everyone knows who did this and why they did it, everyone knew even before the killer’s name was ever released.
The terror attack that killed at least 22, mostly young girls, on the 22nd of May 2017 is now an all too familiar terror event.
People just assume when someone blows themselves up that it is a Muslim committing terror in the name of their god. If this terror is not true Islam, then all that needs to happen is for peaceful Muslims everywhere to share versus from the Koran disputing the terrorist actions and showing how the terrorists were not following teachings of the Koran. Of course, the peaceful Muslims will never dispute such actions openly using the Koran and Muslims the world over will continue committing terror as they have in almost every nation for 1,400 years.
This is a battle and It’s time to pick up our Rocks and Slings
The wisest man to ever live said there is a time for war and a time for peace (Ecclesiastes 3:8).
David never would have defeated Goliath without picking up his sling and rocks or chopping the head off the giant, Goliath, with a sword. He didn’t defeat the giant by inviting him into his house or by hiding out and praying in his closet, or by saying his thoughts and prayers were with Goliath’s victims, or by being really devastated by the bad things Goliath did.
No, he confronted him in person and said, “This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head.” And that is what he DID.
The entire bible is nothing but stories of God telling his people to be brave, strong and very courageous (Joshua 1:7), not to fear man but to listen to God (Matthew 10:28). God requires his people to show their faith by taking action, by going out into physical battle against the enemy, to take action against evil, to drive the wicked OUT of the land. It doesn’t take much faith to whisper a prayer, it takes a lot of faith to face a giant with your life against impossible odds.
"..faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead." James 2:17
Yet today, society invites the very people who promise terror, even openly on their Facebook pages, they are then invited right into their host countries, welcomed by the media, the churches, the politicians, the wise professors, given free food, housing and welfare. Then the politicians and media say they’re surprised when such people blow themselves up and murder the innocent, despite telling everyone their beliefs from the start.
This is the same battle that has existed from the beginning, the same decision Cane and Abel had to make, the same choices Jacob and Esau had to choose. In fact, the whole bible, even life itself is simply a choice between God’s way and life, or our own way and death.
Throughout the whole bible when people turn away from God towards evil, he warns them against turning to foreign God’s and evil ways again and again, then he eventually sends other nations and foreigners to destroy them according to his original curses he promised to those who would continually disobey him, found in Deuteronomy 28.
If you disobey:
“ The foreigners who reside among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower.” Deuteronomy 28:43 ESV
Yet, here we are, inviting in terrorists with their mosques in, so we can bow down and worship a false god of terror, political correctness and the fear of man.
A False Christianity Preached for Too Long
Everything God is doing today is based on his original promises of blessings and curses given to the forefathers including Abraham and his spiritual children or descendants (not physical), and the curses he promised to inflict on those who disobey him.
God said he would set his people high above the nations, bless all they did with abundant prosperity. His promises were true then as they are now. Just as Job, Solomon and King David were all the richest people in the land and living in their time, God remains the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8).
Those promises continue to this day, yet many do not receive that type of blessing. In fact, many in the church are the exact opposite. So, either God and his promises are wrong or many Christians are somehow wrong as well?
Most Sunday services consist of long stories and if you’re lucky a couple feel good scriptures, you know, the same ones always preached: Jeremiah 29:11, John 3:16, Philippians 4:13, Romans 8:28. Now these are all great scriptures but if you skip the ones you don’t like you could just as easily serve the devil while thinking you’re serving God. And that is exactly what’s happening.
What about the scriptures that tell you: “All who fear the LORD will hate evil.” Proverbs 8:13, “But if any nation does not listen, I will completely uproot and destroy it” Jeremiah 12:17, “You shall have no foreign god among you” Psalm 81:9, what about revelation, homosexuality etc.
Listen, if you want to be popular with the world it’s very easy, just go repeating what the world tells you, hate Donald Trump for trying to stop terrorists, remain silent while Barack Obama institutes perversion throughout the world and funds Iranian terrorism. Fear man, not God and above all, make sure in everything you do, you do it for the sake of popularity, it’s what most people do without thinking about it. Most preachers can’t touch half the topics or scriptures in the bible without fear of losing followers or non-profit status.
These are the itching ears and preachers that scratch them, to make them feel better: “For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.” 2 Timothy 4:4
Choose the blue pill and stay in wonderland, stay popular with the masses, keep adding them to your social media accounts and networks. There are however some side effects when you die, thereafter you will be instantly destroyed by God, and completely swept away by terrors for all eternity (Psalm 73:19).
But if you want to see how far the rabbit hole goes, if you want to come out of the strong delusion resting upon this world (2 Thessalonians 2:11), if you want to see how big the matrix really is, if you want to discover the truth, then take the path less followed and take the red pill. Prepare that though everyone may be against you, God will be with you, prepare to exchange the wisdom of the world for the wisdom of God.
The battle is fierce but the victory is great, so great that it cannot be compared to anything this earth has to offer. A glory so great that the God of the universe would even dare share his throne with those who overcome this world. A reign that extends into all of eternity.
All of the things we see happening now we were warned of long ago as it says:
“..In fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. John 16:2
“As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.” Matthew 24:37
And what was it like in the days of Noah? Glad you asked.
“The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.” Genesis 6:5
“Likewise, as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all” Luke 17:26-29
So, whether you consider yourself Muslim, Atheist or Christian we all have the same choice, to choose this day whom we will serve? A God of righteousness, love and peace or a false god like ourselves ,or a god of terror and destruction.
How do you know who God is? Matthew tells us in Chapter 7, verse 7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
Ask, pray and seek, if you genuinely seek God he promises to show you the way.
As well, we are told the way by Jesus when he answered John in Chapter 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father (God) except through me.”
Christians are called to love their enemies but they're also called to protect their families and to hate evil. When people persist in evil, there comes a point where you must do something about it.
Romans 13:4 says God has put the authorities in place for such a reason "For the one in authority is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God's servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer."
We must stand together against such evil. If we as a nation can't see the difference between helping the poor and blowing up the innocent, and we continue to vote for politicians and allow media to help cover up the truth, how great that darkness will be.
However:"if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14
This week marks a milestone from what started as just a dream many years ago. A dream of clothing designs that share the history and message of God.
We often advertise other peoples names or logos on what we wear, why not advertise something of far greater significance.
Hearing the Voice of God
Sometimes you have to learn to hear the voice of God and he doesn't always speak the way we would expect. Not long after my initial dream of creating a clothing line, I had people walking by me who I had never met telling me my shirt would look great with the name "Jesus" on it.
The signs didn't stop there, people told me how they had dreams of me giving away my clothing to kids, others saw me telling people filled with stadiums about the shirts.
Two years ago much of the artwork and logos had been completed but somehow completing everything fell by the side.
The Final Generation
I believe the entire idea of representing God on clothing ties into the bible speaking of a final generation that preaches the gospel in all the earth and then the end comes.
"And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come." Matthew 24:14
It tells us the signs to watch for just before Jesus returns, when all the signs begin to line up, even mentioning territories (in Ezekiel 38-39) such as Russia, nations such as Iran / Persia, and other surrounding areas that would be working together. Despite knowing all this, sometimes it's easy to get caught up in our day to day life.
Recently I had a series of dreams again, telling me that if I waited any longer on this clothing line I would miss the opportunity.
Now, after much anticipation... the word was spoken:
"Let the Genesis Line be created."
ha ha..but really we are celebrating with a huge limited time promotion: EVERTHING ON SALE PLUS an EXTRA discount on our HOMEPAGE (Use Promo Code "PreSale20" during checkout for an extra 20% off all prices).
You can check out the new Genesis line @
In addition we will be giving away pieces from our new collection to at least two people per week who like and share our Facebook page.
We must "The Great Commission" in Matthew 28:16, to go out "and make disciples of all nations.." and wearing the message on our clothing is one way to begin.
Steven & Leontyne