Awaking to the Prevalence of Evil – Jonathan Brentner – https://www.jonathanbrentner.com/https/jonathan-brentner-g8fgsquarespacecom/config/2022/5/27/awaking-to-the-prevalence-of-evil
I continue to be greatly saddened by the news of the shooting in Uvalde, Texas. I cannot imagine the horror that took place that afternoon in Robb Elementary School nor the grief of the families who lost children and loved ones.
I pray frequently for the families impacted by this senseless killing. Despite what our adversaries claim, praying makes a difference. Our God is able to provide comfort even in the midst of great grief.
The murder of the innocents in Uvalde awakens us anew to the prevalence of evil in our world. In doing so, it stirs our realization. . .
THAT ABORTION IS A GREAT EVIL
The senseless murder of children at Robb Elementary underscores the extreme wickedness of abortion. Even though I have written often about its evil nature, it’s easy for me to become desensitized to it. The loss of nineteen innocents earlier this week awakened me anew to the daily slaughter of three thousand children in America’s abortion clinics.
This does not at all minimize the scope of the tragedy in Texas, not at all, but it does magnify the demonic nature of what happens in our abortion clinics where doctors murder thousands of children every day. Does this not at least in part explain the harshness of the Tribulation period judgments that will sweep over the world after the Rapture?
THAT OUR ENEMY IS DEADLIER THAN ANYTHING WE CAN IMAGINE
The New Testament makes it clear that our enemy is Satan along with the multitude of demonic beings that do his bidding. The apostle Paul makes this clear in Ephesians 6: 12:
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
In 1 Peter 5:8, we read this:
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
As we as a nation continue to move further away from God and adopt the atheistic beliefs of evolution, it gives the devil an opportunity to work his evil ends through people such as the shooter in Texas.
Today we see the murderous and deceitful nature of our enemy more than at any time I can remember. One website put the total number of abortions worldwide at 1.6 billion since 1980. At a minimum, the COVID-19 injections have killed hundreds of thousands of people in our world and seriously injured many more.
Please let this Texas tragedy remind you of how Jesus described our enemy, the one we see becoming more active in our world by the day.
You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. (John 8:44)
We err greatly if we underestimate the deadly and deceptive nature of our enemy who operates through the globalists of our day and the deep state in America.
As questions arise regarding the shooting in Uvalde, it seems as though the elite let this happen; they knew of the danger and did nothing to stop it. And, where did the shooter get all the money to purchase the expensive weapons and body armor? With his arrest record and past threats, why did the FBI approve his purchase of the guns? As I write, there are many unanswered questions.
And yes, the deep state is evil enough to allow the killing of children, or even plan it, in order to advance their own agenda. The one that controls them is the thief Jesus referred to in John 10:10, the one who comes “to steal and kill and destroy.”
If you only remember one thing from this post, please keep in mind that the globalists who control most nations in our world are evil beyond what most of us can imagine and are capable of doing absolutely anything in order to further their agenda of world domination. Anything! So very few recognize the depth of evil operating throughout our institutions and governments.
OF THE HUGE HYPOCRISY OF THE LEFT IN AMERICA
The response to the tragedy in Uvalde further exposes the hypocrisy of the left in America. The President angrily shouted for more gun control, the Democrat candidate for governor in Texas rudely interrupted a press conference where the Governor Greg Abbott was responding to questions regarding the tragedy, and Democrats in congress immediately sought to pass a law restricting the sale of guns.
They seek to use the killing for political gain, nothing more. The killer, however, was in the school for forty minutes before a border agent killed him. He could have used almost any weapon to kill a great many children during that timeframe.
By way of contrast, consider the actions of the left in response the leaked draft from the U.S. Supreme Court indicating that they might overturn Roe v. Wade and give back to the states the right to decide on restricting abortion:
Are really to believe that these same people really care about the children in Texas after witnessing their over-the -top reaction to just a leaked draft from the Supreme court?
Those on the left cheer when radical abortion legislation becomes law. In California, the legislature voted in favor of a bill that allows the killing of a child for twenty-eight days after birth.
The outrage from the radical left after the shooting in Texas seems highly hypocritical at best. Everything they do tells us that they do not value the life of young children.
If the elite in the U.S. truly cared about the young, they wouldn’t favor the mutilation of grade school age boys and girls through transgenderism and they would shout their opposition to those who allow the killing of babies after birth. But we hear no such cries from them. They support all these things.
OF JUST HOW FAR AMERICA HAS FALLEN
Oh, how far America has fallen during since WWII. We continually elect people who openly support the barbaric murder of innocents. Tens of millions voted for Joe Biden after he openly proclaimed that seven-year-old children should have the right to choose their gender. His choice for Vice President, Kamala Harris, on numerous occasions refused to support a bill in the Senate that would have made infanticide illegal in America.
The current leaders in the U.S. government openly support all aspects of the LBGTQ movement and President Biden’s nomination to the Supreme Court repeatedly demonstrated her displeasure regarding the harshness of punishments for those who rape children. The fact that the Senate approved this radical provides ample evidence of just how far into evil and lawlessness we have fallen as a people in America.
Why do we keep electing those who have no sense of morality nor a smidgen of compassion for our little ones despite their feigned outrage at the Texas shooting? It’s time we wake up to the great evil that overtaking the world.
THAT OUR REDEMPTION IS EVER SO CLOSE TO COMPLETION
These things also tell us that our departure from this world is ever so close.
I have written at length about the many signs that point to the Lord’s soon return. As the Tribulation period looms closer and closer on the horizon, so does our home-going that must happen before it.
As extreme evil, deception, and violence grow exponentially in our world, we know that the “man of lawlessness” is waiting in the wings to seize control of the world government that globalists are seeking to initiate. As I write, they are meeting in Davos, Switzerland, with that exact purpose in mind.
Take heart; we are about the experience the joyous hope that the Lord promised us through the apostle Paul in passages such as 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and 1 Corinthian 15:50-58.
In spite of the evil here below, we know that our ultimate hope lies beyond what we see, beyond this life. Philippians 3:20-21 reminds us:
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.
Time is quickly running out for our world. People need the Savior. For us, it means that our deliverance is ever so close. Our departure is at hand.
My new book, The Triumph of the Redeemed-An eternal Perspective that Calms Our Fears in Perilous Times, is available on Amazon. This book not only provides a solid biblical basis for our hope, but also clearly proclaims the saving message of the Gospel.
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The United States Is ‘In A Position Of Cursing Israel More Than Any Other Nation,’ Michele Bachmann Warns – By Breanna Claussen - https://harbingersdaily.com/the-united-states-is-in-a-position-of-cursing-israel-more-than-any-other-nation-michele-bachmann-warns/
In an interview with Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on Monday, former Congress member Michele Bachmann warned that the United States is on a dangerous anti-Israel trajectory.
Bachmann, who is an unashamed Christian and Dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University, sat down with Perkins to discuss the withdrawal of US support from the Jewish State of Israel and its Biblical ramifications.
“We know that the Bible is true, and the Bible says very clearly in Genesis 12:3 that those who bless Israel will be blessed, and those who curse Israel will be cursed, and the United States has had a posture of being pro-Israel, but not always,” she clarified. “There’s times where we have gotten off track in this country. We were extremely pro-Israel from 2016 to 2020.”
However, under the current administration, “now we have taken a decidedly anti-Israel posture, and that is very concerning,” Bachmann, who also serves as Chairman of the Family Research Council board, stressed in the interview.
When asked in what manner the United States is displaying anti-Israel policies, Bachmann listed four primary points of concern with the Biden administration’s recent actions.
Iran Nuclear Deal— Empowering & Enriching Israel’s Enemy
The first point of issue Bachmann sought to address was the administration’s adamance on revitalizing the nuclear agreement with Iran, which she asserted empowers and enriches Israel’s number one enemy.
“The Iranian agreement was a terrible agreement that came in 2015 under the Obama administration. Really, what it did is it gave 150 Billion dollars to Iran and allowed them to go forward with their program to gain a nuclear weapon someday,” she stated, adding that these billions also enable the Islamic Republic’s funding of terrorism, which she referred to as “Iran Inc.”
“Iran is all about terrorism. They do it through proxies and other nations, but they have one goal, and that is the annihilation of the Jewish State,” she emphasized. “As a matter of fact, the ayatollah wrote a book about seven years ago called We Will Annihilate Israel In 25 Years. They’re very serious and passionate about their goals.”
The Biden Administration wants to revitalize and enhance the nuclear agreement, “enrich Iran with about 135 Billion dollars,” making it 100 times worse, according to Bachmann.
“He says his motivation is because he wants to get the United States out of the Middle East. He thinks, like Obama thought, if Iran is stronger and Israel is weaker, then the United States can stay out of the Middle East,” she described. “No one believes that. It is just the opposite. But as General Gates once said, Joe Biden has gotten every foreign policy wrong in his career, and he is staying consistent when it comes to Israel.”
“It’s hard to believe. The United States blessed Israel more than any other nation, now we are in a position of cursing Israel more than any other nation because we are literally empowering and enriching Israel’s number one enemy, which serves as an existential threat to their survival.”
Pushing Iran and Russia Together
The former congress member further warned that the current administration is also dangerously “putting Iran and Russia together.”
“The Biden administration right now is supposedly pushing back against Russia,” she explained. However, if that is the case, Bachmann questioned why Biden is “denominating Russia as our chief negotiator with Iran” and allowing Russia to work as the contractor to build the Islamic republic’s nuclear facilities?
“So these two very bad actors are colluding against the best interest of America and Israel, and Joe Biden is empowering them to do it,” she emphasized.
The further development of Iran-Russia ties is especially significant when considering Biblical prophecy. Ezekiel 38-39 details a future war in which Russia, Iran, Turkey, and others will align themselves together and attempt to invade the nation of Israel from the north, with no intervention from the United States in their defense.
Withdrawal Support Of Israel On The World Stage
“Nations are recognizing that there is nobody home at the white house, and they can do whatever they want to do,” she stated. “All of the rogue bad actors want to see Israel wiped off the map. They see that we are not here to defend Israel. It’s a highly vulnerable time, and that is why the world is very unsteady.”
“Remember, Israel is at a crossroads,” she reminded viewers. “They had four governments that they couldn’t put together, four elections since 2020. Now a fifth is on the horizon because a member of the Knesset said they are pulling out of the very fragile coalition [under Naftali Bennet]. Israel is at its weakest right now. It is very fragile. It is very weak. We have always been the strong horse that has Israel’s back.”
“As we are [also] extremely weak right now, this is the worst possible time for us to demonstrate on the world state that we don’t have Israel’s back,” she urged.
Dividing The Jewish State
Although empowering and encouraging Israel’s enemies presents a grave danger to the Jewish State, there may be an issue relating to Israel that presents an even more significant risk to America’s standing with God.
Possibly the most concerning way the United States is demonstrating a withdrawal of support is its stated goal of dividing the land, which carries with it great Biblical concern.
“The Biden administration is seeking to take the Golan Heights, which President Trump recognized. Israel owns that; that’s their land. That is now under a big question mark from the Biden administration,” she lamented. “Joe Biden wants Israel to collapse their boundaries back to 1967. There is no basis and no reason why Israel would do that, and yet that is the demand coming forth.”
The Bible sends a stark and prophetic warning against nations that seek to divide the nation of Israel and, specifically, its capital Jerusalem.
Zechariah 12:3 states: “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.”
“The Biden administration is seeking to divide Jerusalem so that eastern Jerusalem would become the new capital for the new Palestinian State,” she cautioned. “They’re looking at statehood. They are very adamant. Everything that they are pushing for, that they are doing, is anti-Israel and pro a Palestinian State and Pro-Iran. So the Biden administration is enriching and empowering Israel’s enemies at the expense of peace, prosperity, and security in Israel.”
Nations Will Be Held Accountable—It’s Time To Pray
“There is a direct link, as the Bible says, between nations that bless Israel and nations that don’t,” she described. “In fact, the Bible is very clear in Joel 3:2 that there is only one criteria upon which nations will be judged, and that is how nations treat Zion, Israel.”
“If nations seek to divide the land or scatter the Jewish people from their land or treat Jewish life cheaply, nations will be held accountable for that by the Lord. And this is God’s law,” Bachmann asserted.
Genesis 12:3 states, “And I [God] will bless them that bless thee [Israel], and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
Numbers 24:8-9 mirrors the above verse in Genesis with one notable exception. It reminds the reader that it is Almighty God who guards and protects the nation of Israel and “eats up” countries that make themselves enemies of the Jews. Pointedly the text then asks, “who shall stir [God] up?”
With a growing absence of the fear of the Lord in the land, especially amongst current leadership, America will increasingly see the ramifications of provoking and stirring up the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob.
In fact, as Perkins and Bachmann emphasized, America is already seeing monumentous turmoil on multiple fronts, including economic.
“I think our economy and all these other things are a curse that have come upon this nation,” Perkins insisted.
The United States’ decidedly anti-Israel position under the Biden administration should not only be of great concern to Christians, but it should prompt believers to pray.
“It’s time to pray,” Perkins and Bachmann underscored.
Preparing For Magog War - Iran Developing Preemptive-Strike Capabilities - Michael Segall - https://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=5388
Iran continues to develop and expand its capability to deploy and produce drones. At the same time, it produces drone-carried air-launched precision weapons, launch platforms and intelligence-gathering systems. All this is part of its asymmetric-warfare doctrine.
Iran also emphasizes that some of its drone models have already been launched at Israel over the past year and are intended for a "preemptive strike" against its Israeli enemy. Iran boasts that it develops this capability with the help of lessons drawn from warfare in different world arenas.
Meanwhile, Iran continues to "export" drones to members of the "resistance camp" in Yemen, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, and uses Yemen as its main testing ground for drones, missiles, cruise missiles and explosive boats, in particular against Saudi Arabia and some of the other Gulf states. Iran also inaugurated a drone factory in Tajikistan to manufacture Ababil-2 drones, a product of the Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company (HESA)
A Wide Variety of Drones
As part of Iran's force projection in the region, and to soften the impact of recent security incidents--which include assassinations and mysterious explosions--Iranian TV broadcast1 a report on a "top-secret drone base" located "hundreds of meters underground." The base is in the Kermanshah province in western Iran, which borders Iraq. Drones can be launched against Israel from that location.
Blindfolded, an Iranian TV reporter was taken to "Strategic Drone Base 313." After his blindfold was removed, photographers from Iran's broadcasting authority were not permitted to accompany him. Army photographers took pictures of the base for the report.
The video emphasized that the base contains "more than 100 drones," which include attack, patrol and suicide drones. The reporter said the smaller UAVs are equipped with missile and bomb systems developed in Iran and electronic-warfare systems.
Fars News Agency, affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), showcased the kinds of drones at the base: Kaman-22, Kaman-12, Ababil-5 (equipped with Qaem-9 missiles, the Iranian version of the American Hellfire), Quds Mohajer 6 (an intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance drone that can carry four precision-guided munitions),2 Fotros and the Karrar, which carries different kinds of ammunition such as bombs, anti-ballistic missiles and surface-to-air missiles.
A Preemptive Strike Requires a Modern Capability
Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, Iran's chief of staff, and Abdolrahim Musavi, commander of its standing army, were at the base4 and were interviewed for the report. However, the reporter stressed that no one else, including operators of the drones, were allowed to be interviewed.
Baqeri said that to achieve preemptive-strike capabilities against the enemy necessitates a transition from old to modern weaponry and new combat methods, such as drones, and this was proven in combat in Ukraine, Iraq and Syria. "The drones I saw today at the base can play an important role in that context," said Baqeri. He added that Iran does not take any threats lightly. "We don't think the enemy is sleeping, our eyes are wide open, and we are always ready and resolved."
The chief of staff stated further, "Today is an extraordinary day of great value for me," and added that "the country's achievements in this important domain are rapidly growing." Abdolrahim Musavi, for his part, said that Iran's drone capability is the largest in the region and the momentum of their development is unstoppable. Mahmoud Mousavi, the operations deputy of Iran's army, said that there are bases similar to 313 in different parts of Iran that have been operational "for a long time." He added that most of the special missions assigned to these secret bases are abroad and "aimed at inflicting severe blows on the enemy."5
The First Cruise Missile to Be Launched from a Drone
During the chief of staff's visit, Iran's official IRNA news agency revealed the Heydar-1 cruise missile that can be launched from a drone at a range of 200 kilometers with a strike speed of 1,000 km per hour. The missile was introduced by Iran's standing army (Artesh). The Tasnim News Agency, also affiliated with the IRGC, stressed that this is the first cruise missile of its kind that can be launched from Fotros or Kaman-22 drones. Baqeri said that Iran had developed a Heydar-2 cruise drone that could be launched from a helicopter.
Secret Base Mistakenly Disclosed?
After the broadcast, social-media activists alleged that Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) had breached security rules and disclosed the exact location of the "secret base" by mistake. They claimed that metadata can be extracted from the footage taken at the base, and the flight time and route of the helicopter can be calculated. Some activists concluded the secret base is in Dalahu County, in western Kermanshah province.6
Was the Drone Unveiling a Reaction to a Sabotage Attack?
The segment broadcast from Strategic Base 313 came a day after a New York Times report of an attack on the Parchin military complex, based on three Iranian sources and one American source. The Times said that the incident on May 25 at the Iranian Defense Ministry research facility in the vicinity of the Parchin military complex, about 60 kilometers from southeastern Tehran, was in fact an attack on the building by suicide drones of the quadcopter type.7
Quadcopters have a relatively short range. Analysts believe, therefore, that the drone was launched from within Iranian territory.
The Iranian Defense Ministry acknowledged an explosion at the site, but said it was an "industrial foul-up" that claimed the life of the young engineer, Ehsan Qadbeygi, and wounded another worker at the facility. The ministry did not say whether this was a facility that developed drones. Persian-language social media stated that the target of the attack was Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Aerospace Force of the Revolutionary Guards.
After a blast in the same area in June 2020, Iran claimed it was an "explosion at a gas-storage facility in the Parchin area that was not connected to the military site." In the early 2000s, Iran conducted several experiments in the Parchin area related to the military components of its nuclear program.
Iran will continue to develop and transfer lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS), both aerial and maritime, to terrorist organizations and its allies in the region. At the same time, Iran will continue to develop its asymmetric-warfare doctrine and integrate these autonomous systems into it, alongside its manned weapons systems such as speedboats. Iran will also use manned systems as launch platforms for its autonomous weapons systems.
Nearing Midnight: Please, One Pandemic at a Time – Todd Strandberg - https://www.raptureready.com/category/nearing-midnight/
The COVID-19 pandemic will soon be in its third year. The Spanish Flu pandemic ran for two years and two months. The vast majority of the deaths occurred in 1918. COVID-19 is set to last longer because it comes in wave after wave. The Spanish Flu mostly had just one wave that killed 6.2 million people. The current pandemic has only seen 1.2 million deaths.
The latest variant of COVID-19 is very contagious, but it is far less deadly than the first two variants. Here are some stats to compare this year to last year:
COVID CASES USA 7-DAY AVG
107,787 MAY 24 2022
24,769 MAY 24 2021
DEATHS 7-DAY AVG
335 MAY 24 2022
568 MAY 24 2021
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy warned of burnout among the nation’s health care staff. Murthy issued a new report sounding the alarm over a projected shortage of 3 million “essential low-wage health workers” in the next five years, and nearly 140,000 doctors by 2033.
“People are really struggling,” Murthy said. “After two years of COVID-19 and more than 1 million precious lives lost, the people we all turn to to keep us safe, to comfort us and help us heal, they have been pushed to their limits.”
We have spent over $7 trillion on COVID-19, and the Biden administration is back asking for more money to fight the virus. The White House says it is planning for “dire” contingencies that could include rationing supplies of vaccines and treatments this fall if Congress doesn’t approve more funds for fighting COVID-19.
In March of 2021, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan that was dedicated directly to COVID-19 response. The price tag for that bill was $1.9 trillion, so Biden will likely be asking for a similar amount of money.
In public comments and private meetings on Capitol Hill, Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House coronavirus coordinator, has painted a dark picture in which the U.S. could be forced to surrender many of the advances made against the coronavirus, and even the most vulnerable could face supply shortages.
“We have the resources,” Jha told ABC “This Week” co-anchor Martha Raddatz. “One of the reasons I’ve been talking a lot about the need for Congress to step up and fund this effort is if they don’t, Martha, we will go into the fall and winter without that next generation of vaccines, without treatments and diagnostics. That’s going to make it much, much harder for us to take care of and protect Americans.”
While we are still fighting COVID-19, a new virus has appeared and may trigger a second pandemic. Monkeypox is a disease caused by the monkeypox virus, part of the same family as smallpox, though typically less severe. Despite its name, it is most commonly associated with rodents. It was first identified in 1958, but there’s never been a global Monkeypox outbreak outside of Africa until now.
As of last Wednesday, a total of 118 monkeypox cases had been reported across 12 countries in the European Union and the European Economic Area, according to the European Centre for Disease and Prevention Control. The virus can only spread through close physical contact.
Because deadly diseases are part of the birth pang signs, I’ve been watching for them for many decades. I remember in the 1990s, we had one false alarm after another, most with Ebola. This virus would pop up in Africa, kill a few people and then quickly disappear.
After following the same pattern for many years, I noticed things drastically changed with the 2014-2016 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa. It was the most widespread outbreak of Ebola in history. It caused major loss of life (11,323 Deaths) and socioeconomic disruption in the region, mainly in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
I have no doubt why we are locked into this constant state of pandemic. Because the rapture is very near, the world is reflecting what Bible prophecy proclaimed as a major warning sign.
“I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth” (Rev. 6:8, NIV).
“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places” (Matt. 24:7, KJV).
Daily Jot: The lie of democracy - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
News media, such as the Associated Press, are attempting to label Christians who believe their faith values should be reflected in society as “Christian Nationalism”–a white supremacist, extremely dangerous people group. The media are trying to establish the narrative that those seeking to advance biblical values in national politics are a “threat to democracy.” Democracy is the buzz word that has become ingrained in the American lexicon as who we are and why we are successful as a nation. But nothing could be farther from the truth. The United States is a Constitutional Republic, not a democracy. Calling America a democracy is a deceptive lie and a Trojan horse to tyranny for the ignorant and uninformed.
The essence of Democracy is anarchy where might makes right and those who shout the loudest rule. The definition of Democracy as provided by Merriam-Webster is: a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections. A Republic is defined as: a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law. God established His earthly government by handing down laws and a system to provide people representation in Exodus 18:21 where able men, men of truth, were selected to rule over the people. Democracy is satan’s counterfeit in rebellion against God’s law.
America’s Founding Fathers rejected democracy because they saw the results of it in France, where anarchy prevailed and there was mob rule. The rule of law is key to a Republic. And all law is based on God’s law. Responsible people are elected to uphold the law in a Republic. In a Democracy, people are ruled by public opinion and the laws become subject to the whims of the people. A Democracy can fall quickly to the sway of public opinion. America’s Republic has been strong because its elected representatives are sworn to uphold the basis of the Republic, which is the Constitution derived from Biblical law. America is the only such government in the world.
Democrats by the very nature of their political party want Democracy. And many Republicans have also bought the lie about the United States being a Democracy. Democracy looks like this: illegal immigration, illegal aliens voting, homosexual marriage, gun control, speech control, religious persecution, soft tyranny, sexual grooming of students in public schools, abortion without restriction, Godlessness, secular humanism, and evolution. Bottom line: Democracy was spoken about by Moses in the Bible as a bad thing. In teaching the Lord’s statues, Moses wrote in Deuteronomy 12:8, “You shall not at all do as we are doing here today—every man doing whatever is right in his own eyes.” Don’t buy the lie of Democracy. Open the eyes of your heart and fix them on Christ.
Daily Devotion: No Is An Answer - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
Give me an understanding heart so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong. For who by himself is able to govern this great people of yours? —1 Kings 3:9
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/no-is-an-answer/ - Listen
Imagine if God came to you and said, “I will give you whatever you want. Just ask for it.” What would you pray for?
This actually happened to Solomon when he was a very young man. He had ascended the throne to rule over Israel after his father David was gone. One night God appeared to him in a dream and said, “What do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you!” (1 Kings 3:5 NLT).
Solomon asked for wisdom to rule God’s people.
Then God said, “Because you have asked for wisdom in governing my people with justice and have not asked for a long life or wealth or the death of your enemies—I will give you what you asked for! I will give you a wise and understanding heart such as no one else has had or ever will have! And I will also give you what you did not ask for—riches and fame!” (verses 11–13 NLT).
Is that not the perfect example of what Jesus taught us in Matthew 6:33? He said, “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need” (Matthew 6:33 NLT).
Garth Brooks sings, “Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers,” but the fact is that all prayers are effectively answered.
Sometimes God says no, sometimes God says slow, and sometimes God says go. In other words, if the request is wrong, God says no. If the timing is wrong, God says slow. If you are wrong, God says grow. But if the request is right, the timing is right, and you are right, God says go.
If God has said no to your request recently, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It could be a very good thing. That’s because God sees the big picture.
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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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