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Church of Laodicea, End Time-Luke-Warm Church - By Pastor Mike Taylor - https://pastormiketaylor.blogspot.com/2021/11/church-of-laodecia-end-time-luke-warm.html
“ But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;
46, The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
47, And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.” (Luke 12:45-47)
Since the turn of the millennium, the world has witnessed a virtual meltdown of biblical Christianity. While many are saying Christianity is experiencing a great revival and even a “new reformation,” this could be further from the truth, as I will attempt to explore in this message.
In one word, Christianity is being “redefined”. Scores of pastors have chosen to abandon the Bible in favor of postmodernism (that is, what they view as progressive and culturally relevant). There is no other way to describe what has happened. Those who love God and believe the Bible is His Word cannot believe what has happened. Light has turned into darkness. What was once believed to be true is now proclaimed to be a lie. Those who once claimed to be followers of Jesus and the Bible are now following men and their philosophies.
I had a sister in Christ write me and ask me when the latter day rain of the Holy Spirit will be coming. There are many in the main stream religions that preach an increase in Christianity to such an extent that the world will be getting better and better, so much that we will transform the world into the Kingdom of God, but without the King present. Sadly, I had to correct her and let her know that the revival that she speaks of is of the Kingdom Now, or Dominionism and supported by Preterist that believe Bible prophesy has all been fulfilled. Her awaiting a great revival will not come until the Church of the Living God is forcefully removed from this planet. Then the spread of the Gospel will be spread to the whole world on the efforts of the 144,000 evangelist from the 12 tribes of Israel. Millions will be saved and millions will die for their faith. This is the only revival this world will see and it begins in the Tribulation. They that embrace a Kingdom Now theology await the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ, but in the meantime, they seek a Utopian world view that proclaims the strength and power of the Church and men, and not the Lord of Glory. We will usher in, according to their heresy, the Kingdom of God on our own efforts. Not God's, but theirs. Then and only then in their minds, will Jesus come to set up His kingdom. Is that true? Does the Bible support such a belief, or has the modern day churches gone completely mad?
THEY HAVE LEFT THEIR FIRST LOVE!
Rather than reaching out to the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ, pastors and Bible teachers are abandoning the Bible in order to embrace the world. They look for ways to market what they call Christianity by incorporating sensual gimmicks that are supposed to attract the masses. Hymn books are tossed out of churches from the pews. Pews have been replaced by soft theater seats with credit card terminals. Being comfortable while attending church is the standard. Don’t mention sin or that Jesus shed His blood on the Cross because that would be offensive. The apostle Paul warned of such a time that we now live in, and sadly, this world is not going to get better, it's going to get progressively worse.
“Know this also, that in the last days perilous times shall come;
2, For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, braggarts, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3. Without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, without self-control, savage, despisers of those who are good,
4, Betrayers, reckless, egotistical, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;
5, Having an outward appearance of godliness, but denying the power of true godliness. But as for you, turn away from all these.” (II Timothy 3:1-5)
I could ask: What happened to the God of the Bible who created all things according to the book of Genesis? When did creation become a religious Babylonian myth and the theory of evolution become the science that proves that an explosion plus time and chance is the formula for the origin of all life?
It appears that science has replaced The God of the Bible, as men look to logic and reasoning that leaves our Creator alienated in their lives and this has spread to even “Protestant churches”, especially to the Emergent Churches that have attempted to redefine Biblical Christianity. They have left their first love and preach a New Age theology that is anathema to Biblical Christianity. There are many symptoms of this heresy in today's churches.
Have we been Hindu'ed and now think that Yoga is a Christian exercise? Or what about getting closer to Jesus by humming mantras, “getting centered,” or practicing eastern mystical contemplative prayers that will send you off to Nirvana? Have Christians lost their minds and been seduced by demons?
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2, Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3, Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.” (1st Timothy 4:1-3)
I could point to the madness that fills “Charismatic” Churches that promote emotional experiences that leaves one in doubt about their origins. Are they of God, or the human's emotional attempt to redefine what is of God and what is not of God?
For example, what about getting drunk in the “Spirit” or barking like a dog because of the “transferrable anointing”? Where is that kind of behavior found in Scriptures? Are Christians being prepared for a great revival, or are they being seduced by another spirit?
Then there is the trend that embraces “ecumenical madness.” The term Protestant is thrown to the ash heap of history, as many say that the term has no relevance to the “modern” churches of today. Church leaders claim there is no difference between the Pentecostal Jesus and the Eucharistic Christ worshiped and adored in a Roman Catholic monstrance. Or for many today, Jesus is nothing more than the Cosmic Christ that sees all is one and one is all. This “Jesus” is the universal Jesus of the New Age. If you don’t believe in this “Cosmic Christ” created by your own imagination, you are often deemed a heretic or at least old-fashioned.
I am appalled when I see Charismatic churches led by the likes of Kenneth Copeland, or Kenneth Hagin that promote returning to the “mother church”. I saw a video where the present Roman Catholic pope was speaking to the churches led by the fore mentioned ministers. They propose coming home to the “one true church” of course the Roman Catholic Church and all it's history of evil and extra biblical practices.
Theirs is the bridge that provides a connection for the gap that once existed between Roman Catholics and the separated brethren. Some are calling for the Second Pentecost claiming that the world will turn to Christ and establish the Kingdom of God here on earth without the presence of the King. But that is not what the apostle Paul when warning about the signs of His coming and the Day of the Lord:
“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first (apostasy or rapture), and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” (2nd Thessalonians 2:3-4).
In this passage, the term apostasy or the falling away has a dual meaning, either departing from the truth of scripture, or the removal of the church from point A to point B. The “falling away” (Greek apostasia) has commonly been transliterated as “the apostasy” (the definite article in the Greek indicates Paul had already told them about it), and then assumed to apply to the final great religious apostasy at the end of the age. The context, however, as well as the etymology of the word itself, makes this interpretation unlikely. In this precise form it is used nowhere else in the New Testament, so its meaning must be defined by its context here. It is derived from two Greek words, apo(meaning “away from”) and stasis (meaning “standing”). It thus could properly be rendered “standing away” instead of “falling away.” I believe it is a term that means both. One will precede another. A falling away from Biblical truth and then the snatching away of the Bride of Christ before the Tribulation begins and the Anti-Christ revealed. This is a direct reference to the removal of God's Church as the revealing of Jesus in the clouds to gather His Bride before the Tribulation starts.
IS THE CHURCH IMPROVING, OR IMPLODING?
Look around my reader. Has the church gotten better, or has true Christianity fallen from the faith once delivered by the apostles? Has the church grown in grace and in truth, or has the “Purpose Driven Church” replaced grace and faith found in our Lord Jesus Christ with a counterfeit and false doctrine?
“For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them” (2nd Peter 2:20-21)
ISRAEL, THE KEY TO END TIME PROPHECY
The cardinal sign of the end of this age is Israel no longer has a significant place in Scripture to those who are in error. Jews are a problem to the new emerging church. Replacement theology has ignored the Israel of the Bible and replaced God’s chosen people with the church that is about to establish the kingdom of God here on earth. In other words, Christianity has been reformed and those who refuse to accept this are considered uneducated morons (and are standing in the way of world peace). By extension they unwittingly, or with cunning, make way for the coming One World Religion and it's false prophet to be the anti-thesis of John the Baptist and making way for the appearing of the Anti-Christ. I have preached that there is only one man on earth who can lead the world to a false religion that draws it's power from Satan. I don't believe I need to identify his office, as details presented will point to the man. Denominations such as Lutheran and Presbyterian, and the United Methodist, just to name a few, have joined the Roman Catholic Church who have always been Jew-haters and persecuted them relentlessly, calling them “Christ killers”....not understanding that we ALL had a hand in the death of Christ, as Jesus died for all sinners, of “whom I am chief” according the Paul the Apostle:
14“And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.
15, This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.” (!st Timothy 1:14:15)
Those who are offended by Israel, encourage their anti-semitism by such programs as “Christ at the Checkpoint”, or “Boycott, Divest and Sanction” of Israel. This travesty of justice and Biblical heresy known as BDS is a global campaign attempting to increase economic and political pressure on Israel to comply with the stated goals of the movement: the end of Israel's occupation and colonization of Palestinian land and the Golan Heights, full equality for Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel, and respect for the right of return of Palestinian refugees.
They abandon the clear teachings of the Bible, that God is not done with Israel, but only set her aside, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in, then all Israel will be saved. They attempt to jab a stick into the eye of a Holy God, who proclaims Israel “the apple of His eye”. Thus it is a sign of the end of the age and the apostasy that grows within the ranks of modern day followers of the heresy that has been promoted by none other than the Roman Catholic church for nigh 1700+ years and especially in the hey day of her power to rule the people of Europe.
“ I will bless those who bless thee, and curse him who curseth thee, and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.” (Genesis 12:3)
“For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye. (Zechariah 2:8) (speaking of Israel, my explanation)
Those who curse Israel, whether they be atheist, agnostic, humanist, or even the Roman Catholic Church and her deceived daughters in the Protestant Churches, mess with fire and judgment that will discipline them in justice and in truth and receive judgment and many stripes from a Living God that holds Israel beloved. It is not for only the sake of the fathers, but for His Holy Name, that does not go back on His promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
BIBLE PROPHESY IS IRRELEVANT IN THEIR VIEW
Bible prophecy and the warnings about apostasy are totally relegated to a museum. A one-world religion for peace is in the making, and the Pope and the environment is the man to do it. The postmodern mindset has hijacked true biblical Christianity and made God into a god of their own imagination. The Word of God has been degraded into a myth.
The focus of modern day churches is about growth, money and power. They have taken their lessons from the “mother church” and embraced apostasy.
Have you noticed the church-growth emphasis that has swept the world and confirms what I speak of? Purpose-driven megachurches that market fun and entertainment are growing exponentially. The churches that stress the Bible and salvation by Jesus Christ alone are dying and on the way out. The big get bigger and the small are getting smaller. It appears that Bible-believing Christianity is on the verge of becoming next to extinct.
RISE OF A ONE WORLD CHURCH-GROWTH
I have spoken of this coming one world church that begins with “climate change” and the U.N. Charter that promotes Sustainable Development. The goal is to make the world equal in resource, wealth and equality in all aspects of human endeavors. But the real goal of this to dominate the earth in a New World Order that enslaves men to the elites who seek to depopulate the earth to a sustainable level. People may not understand their sinister goals yet, and may never this side of the Tribulation. But to sustain the planet and the worship of “mother earth”, they propose a population of 500 million. That would do away with over 6 billion people in a world wide extermination effort. It may have already begun in third world countries such as Africa, where vaccines have led to sterilization and even death of the young, as well as the old and in their minds, the useless. It may be happening here with this 'COVID VACCINE' that is killing more people than the virus does.
Take warning reader, when this comes to pass and if you are so unfortunate to see this take hold of the world, then you may have just missed the most important event that man has ever witnessed, 2nd only to the crucifixion and resurrection of our Lord Jesus and that is the beginning of the Tribulation and the Church changed in the twinkling of an eye.
“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53, For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54, So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.” (1st Corinthians 15:51-54)
This is what I believe the church will experience. Note the last word in verse 54? The word is “victory”. That is what Jesus Christ will give His Bride. Victory over death, hell and the grave. We will be transported to a “marriage feast” of the Lamb of God. It is not about “escape” as some detractors from the doctrine of the rapture of the Church proclaim, but ultimate victory through Jesus Christ our Lord.
10“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
11, Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” (Revelation 3:10-11)
WARNING TO ALL MINISTERS WHO PREACH
Have you stopped preaching the doctrines of the bible in favor a user friendly version that doesn't offend those who attend your church? Do you preach Jesus and Him crucified? Do you preach His resurrection and base your ministry on nothing but Jesus death and resurrection? Do you stay away from anything that speaks of sin and the separation of men from God, known as the Lake of Fire?
Biblical Christianity is not a feel good religion. It does not tickle your ears..it warns those who are lost in their sins.
3“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4, And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” (2nd Timothy 4:3-4)
Each of us are watchmen on the wall. If you stand behind a pulpit or preach to a congregation in whatever media you use, you have a responsibility to warn those who are in danger of hell fire and all that it represents. God does not send anyone to hell, as it is a decision that each of us must make, but the Word of God must start with men and women who are commissioned by God to take the Word of Truth to those who are in their sins.
6"If anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a large millstone were hung around his neck and he were drowned at the bottom of the sea.
7, How terrible it will be for the world because it causes people to sin! Temptations to sin are bound to happen, but how terrible it will be for that person who causes someone to sin!” (Matthew 18:6-7) (International Standard Version)
“"When I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from their territory and make him their watchman,
3, when he sees the sword coming upon the land, if he blows the trumpet and warns the people,
4, then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own head.
5, He heard the sound of the trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But he who takes warning will save his life.
6, But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman"s hand." (Ezekiel 33:2-6)
These verses could be applied to those who are in danger of enemy forces, and those who are in danger of hell and separation from God without hope of any reprieve. Satan is our enemy and only Jesus is our salvation from the penalty of sin.
Whether a minister believes he is a watchman or not, he is commissioned by God to spread the Gospel to the lost. He is to preach the penalty of sin. He is to abandon a feel good “gospel”, prosperity gospel, or a social speech of humanism and being just a “good citizen”. This won't save anyone. It will not warn those who are walking the wide road and gate to destruction, but will only placate them that they are OK...they are not OK, as they do not have Jesus in their hearts. It is a minister's job to take the message of salvation to his congregation, his community and the rest of the world.
14“How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
15, And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” (Romans 10:14-15)
Each of us who proclaim the Gospel, have a duty to God to speak the truth of God's Word..not pulling any punches when God speaks that without Jesus Christ, you will die in your sins!
24 "And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
29 For our God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:24-29)
Brothers and sisters in Christ, the world is dying and is drowning in sin. It is the job of the church, and it's ministers to throw the world a life-line. His Name is Jesus Christ. To avoid offending your congregation with sermons dealing with sin, death, hell, and victory through the atoning blood of Jesus the Messiah, is a dereliction of our calling by who we ultimately serve, God our Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ.
1“I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom:
2, preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
3, For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;
4, and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
5, But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist,fulfill your ministry.” (2nd Timothy 4:1-5)
I beseech you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, preach the Word, and don't be found guilty of providing fables for itching ears. God will judge.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:16-18)
8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:8-13)
This is Pastor Mike Taylor, praying God will provide someone to teach you the grace of God through Jesus Christ out Lord. If you need counseling, prayer, or just a listening ear, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit me online at www.pastormiketaylor.blogspot.com. God bless you all, TILL WE MEET AT JESUS FEET.
Nearing Midnight: Lawlessness Leads to Tyranny – Todd Strandberg - https://www.raptureready.com/category/nearing-midnight/
If I were to describe the level of lawlessness that we are now seeing in America to a year 2000 audience, they would likely think that was crazy. We don’t just have high crime in our major cities; we are losing the ability to have a functioning society.
In my youth, drugs, gangs, and robbery were the top concerns. Some people didn’t need to worry that much about crime because most of that stuff took place in the bad part of town. Today shoplifting is at such an epidemic level, we may soon see retailers and drug stores become as rare as record and book stores.
I’ve written before about stores closing because thieves are legally allowed to just walk in, fill their bags up with goods, and walk out the front door. On average, thieves are stealing more than 100 million dollars worth of merchandise from our retailers every single day. Since most retailers only make a profit at around 2-3%, they can’t stay in business with this level of theft.
This crisis wasn’t the result of a bad economy. Liberal city leaders rolled back laws that punished shoplifters. In many cities, as long as you only steal a certain dollar amount, you will not be charged with a felony. The few people who are arrested are normally released after being booked, and they never see a day before a judge.
Gangs of professional looters will sweep in on a target and snatch items that can be easily sold on the street. It’s not just the high-end designer clothing that is being targeted. In Connecticut, a group of thieves stole vast quantities of laundry detergent from a store.
The store workers just stood around and watched the crime take place. In a video that someone posted to Twitter, you can hear an employee warning another not to intervene because he will get fired. If the store goes out of business, he’ll still get fired. There was a time when a person would be made employee of the month for stopping the most amount of theft.
I found one news item that said Target had to close several of its bathrooms because people were taking merchandise into the bathroom, taking the item out of its container, and flushing the cardboard or plastic down the toilet. It’s a huge expense to clean out the plumbing. To combat the problem, Target installed mobile baths outside their stores and said they were remodeling the ones inside the store.
If you thought that leaders in these liberal cities would be embarrassed by the looting they’ve triggered, you would be wrong. The people of San Francisco don’t understand the pitfalls of changing the rules that allow people to steal $950 worth of goods at any one time.
The drugstore chain Walgreens recently said it would be closing an additional five stores in the city, bringing the number of shuttered locations to 22 in the past five years, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The company has cited “organized retail crime” for the closings. Instead of crying for a crackdown on crime, the news has been met with intense skepticism.
The Chronicle published a story that, citing data from the city’s Police Department, pointed out how one store set to close “had only seven reported shoplifting incidents this year and a total of 23 since 2018.” While it is important to note that not all incidents are reported to police, the five stores being shut down “had fewer than two recorded shoplifting incidents a month on average since 2018.”
San Francisco’s own leaders have openly questioned the company’s claims. “They are saying [retail theft is] the primary reason, but I also think when a place is not generating revenue, and when they’re saturated — S.F. has a lot of Walgreens locations all over the city — so I do think that there are other factors that come into play,” Mayor London Breed said last week.
Walgreens obviously has a financial reason for closing those 22 stores. If it were me, I would close all my stores in San Francisco just because I would not want to support the most leftist city in America. Walgreens is a corporation that has a financial responsibility to make money for its shareholders. If it’s in a location that is losing money, it needs to stop the bleeding.
In addition to retail theft, there has been an alarming rise in the number of “follow-home robberies.” Apparently, criminals are specifically targeting highly vulnerable people. Once a sufficient target has been identified, the crooks follow the target all the way home before robbing the individual.
In some cases, professional criminals are not just satisfied with robbing people. In Las Vegas, an 82-year-old woman was buried in her backyard, and then the criminals took over her home and her finances.
“After finding her, the decision was made between several people that they were going to dismember her body and bury her,” Metro homicide Lt. Ray Spencer told KLAS-TV. “And then basically drain her finances and sell off her belongings, fraudulently.”
Lucille Payne’s neighbors said that her house appeared empty for years, but the police did not become suspicious of her home until they received a tip this April.
Finding Payne’s body did not take long as “she was not buried very deeply,” Spencer told the news station. “An officer started to move the dirt and found her arm inside a very shallow grave in the backyard,” he said.
In Seattle, the downtown area has become so dangerous that city employees are now being escorted by security guards once they leave work.
King County’s new ‘walking bus’ will debut on November 15, and see council workers based in Downtown Seattle and nearby Pioneer Square escorted to a nearby train station and ferry terminal each evening before being left to continue their commute home.
As our nation reaches the point where it becomes dysfunctional, people will reach the point where they support a vital backlash against crime. Shoplifters may be executed on the spot. When drug crime got bad in the Philippines, the people voted in a president that gave the police freedom to kill drug traffickers on the spot.
The world will soon surrender to a man that will save international problems. Of course, he will be the antichrist, the man who will plunge the planet into World War III. The lawlessness we now see is a clear indicator that the rapture is very near.
“But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Mat. 24:37).
A Microchip Containing Your Vaccine Passport Information Can Now Be Embedded In Your Hand - by Michael Snyder - https://www.raptureready.com/category/nearing-midnight/
Things are starting to get really weird. What I am about to share with you sounds very strange, but it is all true. Before I get into it, let me ask you a question. If you could have a vaccine passport permanently embedded into your hand, would you do it? Amazingly, some people in Sweden are willingly doing this to themselves. They are putting microchips that contain their vaccine passport information into their hands, and they are raving about how convenient this is. You can actually watch a video of this being done to someone right here. The video is not in English, but you will be able to understand what is happening.
I was absolutely floored when I first watched that.
Do they not understand where this could lead?
Society is increasingly being divided into two classes of people, and the class of people that is willingly conforming is being granted many “privileges” that the other group is being denied.
Many believe that this is “just a phase” and that things will eventually go back to normal.
But the truth is that this is not “just a phase” at all.
For a long time, health authorities were promising us that if we all did exactly what they asked that the pandemic would come to an end.
Unfortunately, now they are openly admitting that COVID is going to be with us permanently…
The White House’s chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, says it’s unlikely that the Covid-19 coronavirus will ever be wiped out, and insists the world is just going to have to start living with it.
During an interview with CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ on Sunday, Fauci said he didn’t believe Covid-19 was ever going to entirely go away. He noted that the world had only ever eliminated one infection completely: smallpox.
“We’re going to have to start living with Covid. I believe that’s the case because I don’t think we’re going to eradicate it,” Fauci told CBS.
If we are “going to have to start living with COVID”, that means that all of the infrastructure that they are now putting in place will be with us from now on.
That means that there isn’t going to be an end to the vaccine passports, the mandates or the injections.
In fact, the CEO of Pfizer says that “we’re going to have an annual revaccination”…
“I think we’re going to have an annual revaccination and that should be able to keep us really safe.”
You are going to keep getting shots year after year after year in order to keep earning the “privileges” that you have been granted.
How sick is that?
They want to make their authoritarian measures a permanent part of our lives, and this is what our society is going to look like from now on unless we take a stand.
The good news is that some courts here in the United States are starting to reject the mandates that Joe Biden tried to implement. On Monday, a federal court blocked Biden’s mandate for health care workers in 10 states, and on Tuesday a different court blocked that same mandate on a nationwide basis…
A federal court has issued a nationwide injunction protecting health care workers across the country from Joe Biden’s COVID vaccine mandate.
Yesterday, in response to a multi-state lawsuit led by Missouri, a federal court barred the Biden administration from enforcing a vaccine mandate for health care workers in 10 states who are employed at federally-funded health care clinics. That means they doctors and nurses can’t be fired for refusing the COVID vaccine despite Biden’s federal mandate requiring them to get it.
Today, a federal court in Louisiana expanded on that ruling and blocked the vaccine mandate nationwide.
But just because they have a legal setback or two does not mean that they are going to stop trying.
Over in Germany, it is being reported that incoming Chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to impose a vaccine mandate on every single German starting in February…
Germany’s incoming Chancellor Olaf Scholz is in favor of introducing mandatory coronavirus vaccination for all Germans as early as February, an official close to Scholz said.
During a crisis meeting Tuesday between the outgoing government of Chancellor Angela Merkel and the premiers of the German federal states, Scholz “signaled his sympathy for such a regulation,” the official told POLITICO.
Such a measure would have to be approved by the German Bundestag, the official said, adding that the mandatory vaccination could come “at the beginning of February.”
Other major industrialized nations are considering similar measures.
If I was living in Germany, I would leave. Of course the same thing could be said about Australia, New Zealand and a bunch of other countries that have gone in a deeply authoritarian direction.
Once vaccines become mandatory for an entire population, vaccine passports will be absolutely necessary for anyone that still wants to live anything that even resembles a “normal life”.
Whether it is on your phone, on a card that you show or actually embedded in your skin, you will need to take it with you wherever you go in case you are stopped by law enforcement authorities.
Needless to say, all of this sounds eerily similar to what we witnessed back in the 1930s.
The people that are doing this to us have taken their masks off and they are showing us who they really are.
These are such dark times, and I have a feeling that they are about to get a whole lot darker.
Celebrate His Birth, but Remember His Death - Nathele Graham - email@example.com
Our finite human minds tend to think of life in terms of a timeline. A person is born, life events happen, then death comes. This timeline of events isn’t completely true of Jesus. God has no beginning and has no end. Jesus was God incarnate, but His birth only marked the beginning of His life on this earth. “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.” Psalm 90:2. Those words were written by Moses, who first met God when He spoke from a bush that was on fire, but wasn’t consumed. God had chosen Moses to lead the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. Moses asked who he should say sent him. “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.” Exodus 3:14. To our English-speaking minds, this sounds odd, but it speaks of the Eternal God who had no beginning…He just exists. He has no beginning and has no end.
Scripture begins with the beginning of creation. Jesus Christ was the Word who spoke everything (things seen and things unseen) into existence. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth…And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” Genesis 1 & 3. The Apostle John begins his Gospel by describing who Jesus was. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” John 1:1-3. The Gospel of Matthew contains the genealogy of Christ proving Him to be of the Royal lineage of King David. Joseph, Jesus’ earthly adoptive father was from this royal line, through David’s son, King Solomon. The Gospel of Luke proves His human lineage, through King David’s son Nathan, who was an ancestor of Mary. Luke’s account also tells us that Mary was a virgin and that Jesus was not conceived by a mortal man. “And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” Luke 1:35. Jesus was fully God and fully human. This can be very difficult to comprehend, but there are many things in Scripture that God doesn’t fully explain. Our human minds just can’t grasp God’s power. Unfortunately, there are many false doctrines which arise when people try to explain God. God spoke and creation happened, but human false teaching says first there was nothing, then it exploded, and all of the diverse and marvelous things God created evolved over billions of years. It makes more sense to believe God, than the fairytales of humanity.
Satan is a created being. Pride caused him to rebel against God and his evil intentions are evident throughout history, beginning in the Garden of Eden. Satan hates humans; his lies and twisting of God’s words were the cause of the Fall of mankind. When Adam ate the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, sin separated him (and us) from God. “And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons.” Genesis 3:7. This was the first act of religion…doing something by human efforts, to try to cover sin. An apron made of fig leaves had to have been very uncomfortable, and couldn’t take the sin away. God’s ways are always better, and faith, not works, honor God. There’s no doubt that God knew exactly what had happened, but called for Adam. It was important for Adam to confess his sin. Of course, Adam blamed God. He was happy when God gave him a wife, but now it was the fault of the woman God gave him. “And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.” Genesis 3:12. God had been very clear with Adam not to eat the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge and Scripture doesn’t say Eve forced the fruit into his mouth. In her turn, Eve had been deceived by the serpent. It was still her choice, but she blamed the serpent. Death entered all of creation, but God never stopped loving us. He had a plan to make way for humankind to be reunited with Him. The first thing God did was cover their sin by shedding blood. Death only came into the world after Adam sinned, and it took a death to cover them. “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.” Genesis 3:21. It took the shedding of the blood of an animal to make coats of skins to cover their sin.
God had an even greater plan of salvation, but it would take many years for that plan to be fulfilled. First, He had to call out a people from the nations of the earth. Abraham was called and his descendants would be given the land we now know as Israel. Before they took possession of it, they became slaves in Egypt. When Moses led them from the slavery, God first instituted Passover. A perfect lamb was chosen by each family, and, according to God’s directions, the chosen lamb was to be sacrificed and his blood put upon the doorposts of the houses. Death would pass over all houses which had the blood of the lamb to protect them. This, of course, foreshadowed the Lamb of God who would be God incarnate, and His blood would take sin away, not just cover it. The Egyptian Pharaoh did grant freedom to the Israelites, and not long after they began their trip to the Promised Land, God gave them the Law. This Law had many “rules” that taught them how God expected them to live. Like the religion Adam and Eve tried to use to cover their sin, it was hard to deal with. Animal sacrifices were required to cover sin, but could never take the sin away. Eventually, God would step into His creation and shed His own blood to take sin away. “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” Hebrews 9:14. The people before the cross looked forward to the coming Messiah. They had prophecy to help them recognize His arrival. Like us, most of them had their eyes shut and ignored prophecy.
The story of Jesus is about God’s love. His life was foretold in prophecy. Isaiah gave a prophecy that the Messiah would be born of a Virgin. “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14. Indeed, Mary was a virgin when she gave birth to Jesus. She was engaged to Joseph, but they had not come together as husband and wife. It’s important to understand this part of the story of Jesus, because it’s important to understand that He was God. His mother was human, but the Holy Spirit impregnated her. In that way, Adam’s sin-tainted blood wouldn’t be passed on to Jesus. His blood was God’s pure, untainted blood. This made it possible for Jesus to be our Kinsman Redeemer. The law of redemption says “If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold.” Leviticus 25:25. Only a close relative of the one who lost the possession could redeem it. In our case, Adam lost what he possessed…he was immortal until he ate the fruit and lost his immortality and Paradise. Adam was human, so Jesus had to be human (through Mary) in order to redeem what had been lost. On the other hand, a human sacrifice is never required by God, so our Redeemer had to be divine. Animals don’t qualify as a kinsman redeemer, because animals aren’t “next of kin” to humans and their blood isn’t human. Only God in human form could qualify to shed His blood for our redemption. In order for God to take on human flesh, the Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary. She was a virgin and gave birth to the Son of God in a manger in Bethlehem. An angel appeared to shepherds that night, and announced Christ’s birth. “And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” Luke 2:10-12. Then a multitude of angels appeared saying “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:13-14. The shepherds are part of the story of Jesus. They left their sheep to find Mary, Joseph, and the Child in the manger. Shepherds weren’t highly respected members of society, yet it was these lowly men who first found the Christ child.
The story of Jesus didn’t end in the manger. Wise men from the east had come to worship Him, bringing gifts of gold, myrrh, and frankincense. After their visit, King Herod, who was a very wicked man, tried to kill Him, but an angel warned Joseph to take Jesus and Mary to Egypt until it was safe to return to Israel. The valuable gifts which the wise men brought made it possible for them to flee to safety in Egypt until it was safe to return. When Jesus grew to adulthood, and began His ministry. He called twelve men to follow Him. Jesus travelled the Holy Land spreading the Good News that redemption had come. He healed the sick, cast out demons, and forgave sin. The Pharisees were offended by His teaching, and accused Him of claiming to be God (blasphemy). Judas, a man who had followed Jesus, betrayed Him to the Pharisees, and they arrested Jesus and had Him crucified. This part of the story of Jesus was the plan of salvation even before Adam sinned. God sacrificed an animal to cover Adam and Eve, and the Passover Lamb was sacrificed each year to commemorate their release from slavery. The pure blood of Jesus, untainted by sin, had to be shed in order to take sin away. Earnestly placing your faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ will give you eternal life. No works or religion will bring salvation, only faith. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9. The fig leaf aprons which Adam and Eve religiously made to cover their sin, weren’t sufficient, nor was shedding animal blood. Only faith in Christ’s finished work on the cross will take your sin away. When you truly believe, you are sealed with the Holy Spirit. “That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1:12-14.
As we come to the time of year when we remember Christ’s birth, take time to remember that we celebrate God’s love for His creation. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that Sthe world through him might be saved.” John 3:16-17. As we celebrate His birth, let us remember His death, and honor Him with our lives.
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Daily Jot: Congress’ vicious assault on your Liberty - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
A most vicious assault on your personal liberty was fomented unanimously by House Democrats with the help of 80 Republicans Tuesday in passing the “Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2021.” The bill, if passed by the Senate, would fund an unprecedented nationwide citizen health information and tracking system by expanding CDC and Public Health Department electronic surveillance. This legislation empowers the Federal government in coordination with local health departments and health care providers to track your immunization records, your movements, and use your personal health decisions to force you to comply with government and worldwide edicts.
The legislation was introduced by Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH) who said in a statement: “Immunization Information Systems (IIS) are secure, multi-faceted systems that allow for the sharing of crucial information and maintenance of records. These systems can allow providers to keep vaccines and supplies in stock, prevent over–or under–vaccination, remind patients when they are due for a recommended vaccine, and identify areas with low vaccination rates to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines.” Translated: Congress is trying to establish a system where you are tracked like a common criminal and “reminded” to do what the government mandates. This legislation would codify into law arguably the most intentional undermining of the Bill of Rights in American history.
Among the expansion of the CDC powers are: “conduct activities (including with respect to interoperability, population reporting, and bidirectional reporting) to expand, enhance, and improve immunization information systems that are administered by health departments or other agencies of State, local, Tribal, and territorial governments and used by health care providers; supporting the development and implementation of policies that facilitate complete population-level capture, consolidation, and access to accurate immunization information; developing information related to the use and importance of immunization record data and disseminating such information to health care providers and other persons authorized under State law to access such information, including payors and health care facilities.” And much more.
This legislation ensures that your health will be used as a lever to eviscerate your right to free speech, religious expression and privacy. Even without this Marxist-Fascist legal authority, the government already has threatened its own citizens’ jobs for noncompliance with proposed mandates; has censured dissent; has suppressed data for citizens to make informed health decisions; has vilified dissenters. Think about what this government will do if it is legally empowered by Congress. Joel 2:1 says, “Blow the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD comes, for it is nigh at hand.” Sound the alarm. For in this case, the day of the Marxist god approaches; the one who kills, steals and destroys all that is right and just. Standfast and speak boldly. Pray and act. Now!
See who voted for this anti-American legislation: https://clerk.house.gov/Votes/2021388
Daily Devotion: If Given the Choice . . . - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. —2 Corinthians 5:1
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/if-given-the-choice/ - Listen
On more than one occasion, the Bible compares our bodies to tents. Now, tents aren’t a permanent residence, but you can do whatever you want with them. You can paint them, stretch them, and even patch them. But they’re only meant to serve as temporary residences.
The apostle Paul said that for Christians, dying is like breaking camp and taking down a tent. He wrote, “For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands” (2 Corinthians 5:1 NLT).
If you like to camp, then you know what it’s like to get everything ready and set up your tent. But the moment eventually comes when you will have to break camp.
Paul told the believers in Philippi, “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. . . . For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better” (Philippians 1:21, 23 NKJV).
In the original language, depart was the same term soldiers used to describe breaking camp and moving on. We could also use the word to describe freeing someone from their chains. And for a believer, that’s what death is like.
Lastly, the word depart could describe untying a boat from its moorings. In other words, it’s to set sail.
When we lose loved ones, we’re sad because we miss them. But no person who’s in Heaven right now would, if given the choice, want to come back to Earth. You see, departing isn’t sad if you’re setting sail for a better destination.
When Christians die, they’re headed to a beautiful place—a place far greater than Earth.
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