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Apocalypse Approaching - By Daymond Duck - https://www.raptureready.com/2021/03/20/apocalypse-approaching-by-daymond-duck/
The Bible clearly teaches that the Antichrist and False Prophet will be active on earth at the same time (during the Tribulation Period).
If we are close to a world government run by the Antichrist, we are close to a world religion run by the False Prophet.
If we are close to a world government and world religion, we are close to a new economic system that the Antichrist and False Prophet will use to control people.
Put another way, when the Tribulation Period arrives, there will be three global systems on earth at the same time: a global political system (world government), a global religious system (world religion), and a global economic system (world control of buying and selling).
On Sept. 25, 2015, the UN approved a document called “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
Supporters called it a “New Universal Agenda” (a phrase comes from the Preamble of the document itself).
The document calls for a world government, world religion, and a world economic system to be established by 2030.
This is what globalism (creating regional groups of nations), the pope’s visit to Iraq (merging, Christianity, Judaism and Islam), and the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset (creation of a new economic system) are all about.
The fact that these three global systems are coming on the scene simultaneously in our generation is solid evidence that we are the terminal generation, and the Rapture is close.
Here are some prophecy-related events that recently made the news:
One, Michael Snyder, author and highly read publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog, posted articles about the U.S. economy two days in a row.
Snyder’s Mar. 11, 2021 article titled “So This Is How the U.S. Dollar Dies” reminds us that America’s national debt is approaching 30 trillion dollars and America has “now entered an era of hyperinflation,” which, in my opinion, is what the rider on the Black Horse is about in the Book of Revelation (Rev. 6:5-6).
Snyder believes “a major trigger event could crash the (stock) market at any time,” and I believe some globalists would deliberately do that if they thought it would result in a world government.
This is more than my opinion.
As incredible as it sounds, articles are appearing suggesting that there may be a deliberate effort to collapse the U.S. and global economy.
Snyder’s Mar. 12, 2021 article titled “Brace Yourselves for the Most Dramatic Shift in the Standard of Living in All of U.S. History” points out that prices of some products (gasoline, lumber, agricultural products, etc.) are soaring as “the U.S. dollar is being transformed into toilet paper money.”
Snyder believes world leaders will soon realize that the world needs to replace the dollar as the world’s reserve currency, and he says the word “collapse” is “not nearly strong enough to describe what is eventually going to happen to us.”
I believe Snyder is totally correct about America’s economic situation and the coming collapse, but I believe the Church will be raptured before the worst of it hits in the Tribulation Period.
It looks like “Make America Great Again” is dying, and “The Fundamental Transformation of America” is coming on strong.
Two, many prophecy teachers have long taught that the U.S. must lose its position as a world’s superpower in order to bring in a world government.
On Mar. 9, 2021, Sen. Lindsey Graham warned that terrorists can enter the U.S. through America’s open border with Mexico.
The Biden administration has thrown the border wide open, is using free bus tickets to spread Covid-positive immigrants all over the country, drugs and terrorists are pouring across the border, human trafficking is up dramatically, and the Democrats are pushing legislation to disarm America’s citizens.
On Mar. 11, 2021, Biden said, “We may have to reinstate the lockdown restrictions.”
Why not lock down the border and let the American people go back to work?
On Mar. 13, 2021, it was reported that Congressman Steve Scalise said Congress is making gun ownership harder for American citizens and easier for illegal immigrants.
The reprobate thinking in Washington DC makes it easy to see the fall of America and rise of a world government on the horizon.
Three, concerning hyper-inflation, economic collapse, and famine: on Mar. 10, 2021, it was reported that some of the major banks are investing in agribusiness because they are expecting an increase in the world’s population, an increased demand for food, and the price of food to soar.
Four, Vatican News has just released a new book called God and the World to Come that is based on an interview with Pope Francis.
In the book, Pope Francis expresses support for the Great Reset (a new economic system designed to control everyone on earth), the New World Order (world government), and an “end to short-sighted nationalism” (an end to the sovereignty of nations).
He expressed support for businesses and industries that support the green agenda (world government) and opposition to those that don’t support it.
He called for changing the world and said, “We cannot waste any more time.”
Five, concerning Israel’s rebuilt Temple, Saudi Arabia recently conducted a Twitter campaign to emphasize the importance of Mecca and Medina as Muslim holy sites and de-emphasize the importance of the Al Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
The campaign triggered a tsunami of tweets, and the Saudis responded by acknowledging that Jerusalem is “the eternal capital of the Jewish people.”
The Saudis are afraid that the UN, EU, U.S. and others will let Iran get nuclear weapons, and they want Israel to help them do something about it.
They appear to have decided that a better relationship with Israel is more important than supporting the PA claim to the Temple Mount and East Jerusalem.
The Saudi effort to befriend Israel could open the door to a rebuilt Temple, and all serious prophecy teachers know that the Bible says that will happen (some, including this writer, believe the Temple will be rebuilt very early in the Tribulation Period).
Six, concerning a potential Middle East peace treaty: on Mar. 10, 2021, Pres. Biden’s Sec. of State, Antony Blinken, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee he thinks the Trump administration did a very good thing by getting some nations to normalize relations with Israel and “it is something we want to build on.”
There will eventually be a worthless treaty that will be confirmed by the Antichrist and begin the Tribulation Period.
Seven, on Mar. 14, 2021, it was reported that Kosovo, a Muslim-majority nation in the EU, is the third nation to open an embassy in Jerusalem (the U.S. opened the first one, and Guatemala opened the second one).
Finally, if you want to go to heaven, you must be born again (John 3:3). God loves you, and if you have not done so, sincerely admit that you are a sinner; believe that Jesus is the virgin-born, sinless Son of God who died for the sins of the world, was buried, and raised from the dead; ask Him to forgive your sins, cleanse you, come into your heart and be your Saviour; then tell someone that you have done this.
Passover: Prophetic Fulfillment or Ancient Jewish Tradition? – Part 2 – Olivier Melnick - https://www.newantisemitism.com/antisemitism/passover-prophetic-fulfillment-or-ancient-jewish-tradition-part-2
Last week, we looked at the first part of the Passover Seder all the way to the family meal. As I mentioned, God being a God of order (Deuteronomy 7:9; Proverbs 7:9), we can fully appreciate that aspect of Him as we navigate through the different steps of the Passover Seder – much of which has remained untouched throughout the ages and around the world. Now, we continue with the celebration, all the way to the final “La Shana Haba B’Yerusalaim! “Next year in Jerusalem.”
The many steps of the Passover Seder take us through the story of redemption from slavery in Egypt, provision and protection through the wilderness wanderings and blessings in the abundant Promised Land. It also shows believers that Passover transcends ages, generations and people. For us, modern-day disciples of Yeshua, Passover takes on a much deeper meaning of redemption from slavery to sin and real freedom in Messiah.
Something took place during the second part of the Passover that, to this day, would remain a tradition for believers around the world. In the last liturgical part of the Passover, everything we were exposed to up to now falls into place and forms a beautiful message of hope. So, let us look at the last part of the Seder and particularly what happened in the Upper Room 2,000 years ago between Yeshua and His disciples after they had enjoyed the Shulchan Orech, or “set table”.
Tzaphun (Eating of the Afikomen): According to Jewish tradition, this is the first thing that takes place immediately after the dinner is finished. The children are sent around the room to hunt for the afikomen. One child will find it and proudly bring it back to the leader who unwraps it, breaks it into small pieces and gives one to each of the guests. To fully understand the rich meaning of this part of the Seder, we must go back to the beginning.
A bag called the maztotash (matzah bag) or commonly known as the unity bag, was filled with several full squares of matzah, three to be exact. Every matzotash in use comprises three distinct compartments within on large bag or pouch. Each of the compartments is filled with a sheet of matzah from which we will partake at various times throughout the Seder.
It is always from the middle compartment that we pull one full sheet and break it in half during the part known as the yachutz. One half is placed back into the matzotash, and the other half is wrapped into a white linen napkin of some sort and hidden in the room while the children cover their eyes.
The half that is wrapped becomes known as the afikomen. The meaning of the word varies depending on who you ask. Many people believe that it means “the last piece” or “dessert”, as it is the last piece of edible food that is taken by all. Yet, others including myself, believe that the root of the word means “I have come” (Psalm 40:6-8) a meaning that is in line with the ministry of the Messiah, especially within the context of His redemptive career.
When asked about the meaning of the three separate compartments inside the unity bag, Jewish people have various answers. Many don’t even have an explanation for this strange tri-compartment bag.
Some say that the three compartments represent the Jewish patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. While this sounds beautiful, nobody can dogmatically affirm it, and why would we break Isaac into two halves? Others see the three compartments representing the three kinds of Jewish people of ancient times: the High Priest, the Levites and the Israelites. This also sounds great but why would we break the Levites in two? Nobody really knows!
There is one explanation that fits the picture better than all the others, and that is the one that sees the three parts of the unity bag as the three persons of the triune Godhead: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. While I also cannot be dogmatic about that version, I am convinced that it is the best-fitting one for the matzotash. The bread is unleavened, and we know from the Bible, leaven is a symbol of sin. The bread is also pierced and striped (Isaiah 53:5)
It is always the middle matzah that is broken in half, representing the broken, sacrificed body of the Son, Yeshua who died for the sins of the world. Then, according to Jewish tradition, we wrap the afikomen in a white linen napkin. This continues to fit what happened to Yeshua as he was wrapped inside linen burial cloth by Joseph of Arimathea upon being taken off the cross (Matthew 27).
Amazingly, Jewish customs ask us to bury the afikomen in the room and forget about it for the time being. When we hide the afikomen it corresponds to the burial of Yeshua in the tomb (Matthew 27). Now, we are on the other side of dinner, and as we eventually recover the “hidden matzah”, it is a symbol of the resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah after three days.
None of the steps followed in the traditional Jewish Passover Seder were invented by Christians. They were established by Jewish people over the centuries and continue to be celebrated in the same order at the same time during the Seder. Simply put, the Jewish tradition of the afikomen is best explained by the Triunity of God which can also be found in the Tanach if one seeks it with an open mind and a desiring heart (Isaiah 48:12; 63:7).
It is at that very moment in the Upper Room that Yeshua decided to institute something new for His disciples. Something that continues to this day, known as the Lord’s Table, the Lord’s Supper, or Communion. He told the disciples that the broken matzah represented His body when we read in Luke 22:19, “And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
Yet, this was only half of the story, as He immediately took the cup to finish His powerful new explanation.
Ha-Geulah (The Third Cup: The Cup of Redemption): As I previously mentioned, Passover includes four cups based on the passage in Exodus 6:6-7. They always have the same name; they always appear in the same order and same placement in the Seder. The first two, the Cup of Blessing and the Cup of Plagues are always consumed prior to the dinner, and the next two, after dinner. In Luke 22:20, we read, “And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.” This is a clear indication that Yeshua would have taken the first cup after dinner or the third one, also known as the Cup of Redemption. The celebration of redemption out of slavery in Egypt into the Promised Land of Israel is still very meaningful to us Jews around the world, but to me, as a Jewish follower of Yeshua the Messiah, it has a greater significance. It means that now I can also celebrate my redemption from the bondage of sin because of His atonement on my behalf, which included His resurrection and ascension until He returns one day in the future to establish the messianic kingdom.
Eliyahu HaNavi (The Prophet Elijah’s Place): From the start of the Seder, a place setting is kept at the family table for Elijah. At the end of the evening, we send a child to open the front door and see if Elijah is on his way. The child returns and confirms that Elijah is not coming. The reason why we invite Elijah has to do with his role in ushering in the Messiah (Malachi 3:1). The majority of Jewish people are still waiting for Messiah to come. If Elijah would show up, it would mean that Messiah is not far behind him. So, it is on a sad note that the Seder almost comes to an end since Elijah hasn’t come yet. As a modern-day disciple of Yeshua, I have more hope because I believe that someone did come in the spirit and power of Elijah and ushered in Messiah Yeshua 2,000 years ago (Luke 1:16-17). The cup of Elijah was fulfilled by Yochanan the Immerser who immersed and introduced Yeshua at the onset of His public ministry.
The Hallel (The Fourth Cup: The Cup of Praise). This is the final cup that everybody drinks, and it is known as the cup of praise. Incidentally, Yeshua might not have partaken of this last cup during the Last Supper as He said, “Take this and share it among yourselves; for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine from now on until the kingdom of God comes.” (Luke 22:17-18).
La Shana Haba B’Yerushalaim (Next Year in Jerusalem). Finally, when all has been said, shared and consumed, the family joins in unison for the final joyous greeting La Shana Haba B’Yerushalaim. It is the tradition to wish one another that next year we will celebrate Pesach or Passover in Jerusalem. This had even a greater meaning before the birth of Israel as a modern nation in 1948.
Many people have been to Jerusalem or will visit in their lifetime, and many others never will, but one thing is guaranteed from the Word of God – those who have placed their trust in the death and resurrection of the Yeshua the Lamb of God, will one day be with Him in the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21).
There is nothing better than celebrating Passover and recognizing that it speaks of the redemption of the children of Israel out of Egypt, but also of Yeshua’s followers’ redemption from under the bondage of sin. I have applied the blood of the Lamb of God to the doorpost of my heart and as a result, I fear not the upcoming judgment because I am certain that God will pass over me.
Passover is a beautiful Jewish tradition that also has a powerful prophetic fulfillment. Please make sure God will pass over you so we can celebrate in His kingdom together.
7 Plagues That Are Hitting Our Planet Right Now - by Michael Snyder - http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/7-plagues-that-are-hitting-our-planet-right-now/
Things are starting to get really crazy out there. In recent interviews, I have used the term “stability” to describe the current state of affairs, and some people may think that is quite strange. But I stand by that assessment. In the short-term, we have experienced a period of relative stability over the last couple of months, but of course that will soon change. I believe that global events will soon greatly accelerate, and much chaos is on the horizon. However, that certainly doesn’t mean that nothing of importance is happening at the moment. In fact, the following are 7 plagues that are hitting our planet right now…
#1 A Plague Of Millions Of Rats In Australia
Could you imagine having so many rats infesting your community that it is literally impossible to ever get away from the smell? Right now, millions upon millions of rats are making lives miserable for countless residents of Australia, and in some instances it is literally taking hours just to clean up all of the poop that they leave behind…
Mice in the cabinets. Mice in the streets. Thousands upon thousands of mice in the barn, pooing so much it takes six hours to clean up their waste.
These are scenes from Queensland and New South Wales, Australia, where an out-of-control mouse infestation is making life miserable for farmers, grocers and other citizens of the eastern Australian states.
Needless to say, it isn’t just poop that is the problem. At this point, many farmers in Australia “have already lost entire grain harvests to the rampaging mice”…
Some farmers have already lost entire grain harvests to the rampaging mice, according to local media reports, while hotels have had to close because they can’t keep the critters out of the rooms. Staff at a grocery store in a small town northwest of Sydney reported catching as many as 600 mice a night.
#2 Large Earthquakes
According to the USGS, usually we get about 15 earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or greater each year…
According to long-term records (since about 1900), we expect about 16 major earthquakes in any given year. That includes 15 earthquakes in the magnitude 7 range and one earthquake magnitude 8.0 or greater.
So far in 2021, we have already had 7 that are magnitude 7.0 or greater, and that includes a magnitude 7.0 earthquake that just shook Japan…
A 7.0 preliminary magnitude earthquake has struck Japan off the coast of Ishinomaki, a city located just 65 miles (104 km) from Fukushima, the site of a devastating 9.0 magnitude quake 10 years ago.
Latest information from USGS shows the earthquake has a depth of 54 kilometers (34 miles). CNN teams in Tokyo felt the tremor.
#3 Volcanoes Are Roaring To Life All Over The Globe
According to Volcano Discovery, 29 volcanoes around the planet are currently erupting right now, and that includes a volcano in Iceland that had been dormant for hundreds of years…
The Fagradals Mountain volcano in southwest Iceland had been dormant for 6,000 years. But on Friday night, following weeks of earthquakes in the area, the volcano came to life.
The eruption is the first that the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the volcano is located, has experienced in 781 years.
Video of the eruption show the bright lava oozing out of the earth, lighting up an otherwise stark dark night.
#4 The “Megadrought” In The Southwestern United States
Earlier this month, I wrote an entire article about the megadrought in the Southwest entitled “You Were Warned That Dust Bowl Conditions Would Return, And Now It Has Happened”.
Well, this drought just continues to get even worse. In fact, NBC News is telling us that there is “little hope for relief” any time soon…
With nearly two-thirds of the United States abnormally dry or worse, the government’s spring forecast offers little hope for relief, especially in the West where a devastating megadrought has taken root and worsened.
Weather service and agriculture officials warned of possible water use cutbacks in California and the Southwest, increased wildfires, low levels in key reservoirs such as Lake Mead and Lake Powell and damage to wheat crops.
#5 Armies Of Locusts In Africa And The Middle East
In 2020, giant armies of locusts the size of major cites relentlessly marched across parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Millions of farmers had their crops wiped out, and experts told us that it was unlike anything they had ever seen before.
That was only supposed to be a one year plague, but now it is happening again…
A single locust swarm can contain up to 80 million locusts and fly 30 to 80 miles in one day depending on the wind. By the time, spraying planes arrived at the WhatsApp coordinates the next day, it was often too late.
The locusts had warmed up in the morning sun and moved off into the wilderness, laying millions of eggs. Every day, each locust can eat its weight in vegetation daily and multiplies twenty-fold every three months. A swarm can easily eat as much food as 35,000 people in a single day and multiple two dozen times in three months.
#6 H5N8 Bird Flu In Russia
When cases of H5N8 bird flu started to pop up in Russia, many experts started to become extremely concerned that it could start being transmitted from human to human.
Because if it starts spreading widely among humans, the percentage of victims that will die will be far higher than for COVID.
Unfortunately, one of the top experts in Russia says that there is “a fairly high degree of probability” that it is now being passed from one person to another…
A mutating strain of bird flu that has emerged in Russia has “a fairly high degree of probability” of human-to-human transmission, the head of the country’s health watchdog warned in a report.
Anna Popova, who heads Rospotrebnadzor, made the worrying prediction almost a month after scientists detected the first case of H5N8 transmission to humans at a southern Russia poultry farm, the Moscow Times reported.
#7 The COVID Pandemic
Even though people are being vaccinated at a feverish pace all over the globe, the number of confirmed cases in Brazil is higher than ever before and experts are telling us that a “fourth wave” has begun in Europe.
Could it be possible that the vaccines are not going to be the “saviors” that so many people were anticipating?
At this point, more than 2.7 million victims have already died from COVID, and more are passing away every single day.
But even though so many bad things have already happened, if you are familiar with my new book then you already know that I believe that what is on the horizon is going to be much worse.
We live at a time when everything that can be shaken will be shaken, and what we have experienced so far is just the beginning.
So buckle up and get ready for a bumpy ride, because things certainly aren’t going to be getting any easier.
Saints and Haters - By Hal Lindsey - https://www.hallindsey.com/ww-3-21-2021/
Hate, anger, and contentiousness follow human beings wherever we go. They are common to our species. But some time periods are worse than others. Lately it seems as if the devil has been pouring a kind itching powder down the backs of people’s necks. We never know when rage lurks beneath the surface of an otherwise unremarkable interaction with another person. In certain situations, wearing a mask or not wearing a mask can get your head bitten off.
Clerks in stores are often left in tears from the things their customers say. At other times, customers are the ones left in tears. Well known people of all stripes find themselves threatened, cursed, and harassed in ways that make them fear for themselves and their families. It is not unusual for children of celebrities to be threatened with murder.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 famously lists many of the attitudes that will characterize people of the last days. Here are a few items from that list — “…unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty.…”
Read an article on almost any topic and if the website allows comments, look at those comments. You will usually see examples of unloving, unforgiving, slander, and all the rest in full and ugly bloom. In Matthew 24:10, Jesus said of people in the last days, “Many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.”
We live in the age of a rising tide of hatred. How should we respond?
In Psalms 69:4, King David wrote, “They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head.” You may lead a sheltered life surrounded by friendly people who love you and want nothing but the best for you. But you also know that your island is shrinking. If you are a follower of Jesus in our day, what David said of himself is true of you. They that hate you without cause outnumber the hairs on your head.
We live in an age of Christian persecution, and America is not exempt. Psalm 97:10 tells all who love the Lord to, “Hate evil.” Ecclesiastes 3:8 says there is, “A time to love and a time to hate.”
Is this the time to hate people? No! This is the time for love!
Look at the words of Jesus in Luke 6:27-28. “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” That’s the Christian response to a world seething with hate.
Ephesians 4:26-27 says, “Be angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil.” There are good reasons to be angry. But don’t live in anger. Unending anger leads to frustration, loneliness, bitterness, and hatred. When it’s right to be angry, be angry. But don’t let that anger lead you to sin, and don’t hold on to the anger. Let it go. Don’t let the sun go down on your wrath. Where you do not let go of your anger, you give Satan a foothold in your life.
Instead of the way of Satan, choose the way of Christ. Instead of hatred, choose love.
Daily Jot: The most deadly virus facing America – Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
Social media platforms, corporate media, the government, and political persuasions are censuring and canceling you for your thoughts and beliefs. Those who disagree with the radical left are labeled, marked in society, ridiculed, hated and canceled. Likewise, radical right movements also employ psychological mechanisms of self-censorship toward followers by selling the idea that some unnamed force is taking care of the wrongs in the world, so no action is necessary, just wait and see. People don’t know what to believe. They feel they can’t speak out. Anything said can be branded racist, bigotry, extremism, or some other form of inhumanity. In my opinion, this is the most deadly virus faced by today’s America.
Epoch Times’ Peter Svab writes, “Due to the psychological mechanisms of self-censorship, a single account blocked, a single video deleted, or a book banned can result in a broad chilling of speech. Important policy debates don’t occur, news story ideas aren’t pitched to editors, and books aren’t accepted for publishing, or written to begin with…it appears the censors employ the psychological tricks on purpose, achieving maximum suppression with minimal responsibility. These methods aren’t new—in fact, they have long been employed by totalitarian regimes. The principle of self-censorship is that people, just to be on the safe side, refrain from saying even things that aren’t outright banned by some applicable rules.”
Alexis de Tocqueville, in his book Democracy in America, Volume II, wrote in 1840, “It covers the surface of society with a network of small, complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence: it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.”
Last week, DC Circuit Court Judge Laurence Silberman, a Reagan appointee, warned with his dissent in a libel case, that the mainstream news media and Silicon Valley with its influence over news distribution are tools of the Democratic Party. He wrote in his opinion, “It should be borne in mind that the first step taken by any potential authoritarian or dictatorial regime is to gain control of communications, particularly the delivery of news. It is fair to conclude, therefore, that one-party control of the press and media is a threat to a viable democracy.” Silberman says this suppresses a vibrant trade in ideas and could give rise to countervailing extremism.
Liberty is a flame that lives in the hearts of men and women. It is not eternal. When it dies, it takes more than a spark to rekindle it, perhaps persecution beyond imagined to strike the flint of freedom. So, as Galatians 5:1 says, “Stand fast, therefore, in the Liberty by which Christ has set you free and be not again entangled with the yoke of bondage.” True liberty starts with Christ, then perhaps you may know the price of soft tyranny and the atrophy that follows when freedom is not regularly exercised. Be vigilant. Stand up. Speak out. A free people can only exist by adhering to the precepts of God. Bondage is bondage, whether it is sin or tyranny. It is the most deadly virus faced by today’s America.
Daily Devotion: A Lovely Idea - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. —Colossians 3:13
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C. S. Lewis said, “Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.”
A study on forgiveness found that 75 percent of those polled believed that God forgave them for past sins. But only 52 percent said they had forgiven others.
However, in what we call the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus taught us, “Pray like this: ‘Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. . . . Forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us’” (Matthew 6:9, 12 NLT).
If you’re a believer in Jesus Christ, then you’re a forgiven person. And forgiven people should be forgiving people.
Of course, life is filled with hurt and disappointments. We’ve all been hurt in life. And sometimes we don’t mean to do it, but we hurt others in life as well. That is why we must forgive.
You may regard someone who has hurt you as an enemy. You even bristle when you think about them. And maybe you’re saying, “You don’t understand what this person has done to me. I can never, ever forgive them.”
Yet Scripture doesn’t simply suggest forgiveness; it commands it. Ephesians 4:32 says, “Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you” (nlt). And Colossians 3:13 tells us, “Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others” (NLT).
I like this advice from my friend Max Lucado: “Before you get caught in the crazy cycle of hurt and forgiveness, try shifting your glance away from the one who hurt you and setting your eyes on the One who has saved you.”
If you want to live a happy, healthy, and blessed life, then learn how to forgive.
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"Folks, it's all beginning to unravel. America is in more danger of falling than at any time in its history. But I believe Bible prophecy predicts this very decline. From this point on, we believers have to get serious. We are going to face discouragement, disillusionment and, most certainly, persecution in the time between now and the Rapture. But don't be discouraged or disillusioned. The coming turmoil will provide us unrivaled opportunities to share the good news of the Gospel. So be ready to share your faith and your hope with those who need Christ. We still have time to reap a great harvest of souls for God's kingdom!" - Hal Lindsey
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