Day of Reckoning
Day of Reckoning - By Daymond Duck - https://www.raptureready.com/2022/10/29/day-of-reckoning-by-daymond-duck/
On Oct. 22, 2022, Retired Army Gen. Michael Flynn posted a Telegram message that said the Nov. 8, 2022, mid-term elections will be a day of reckoning for the Washington insiders.
I have great respect for Gen. Flynn (and I can’t predict the outcome of the mid-term elections), but I can predict beyond a shadow of a doubt that a day of reckoning is coming upon the Washington insiders that are determined to establish a New World Order that ignores Jesus and the Scriptures.
Jesus was prophesying about the end of the age when He said, “Then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matt. 24:21).
“Great tribulation” speaks of planet Earth’s darkest hour.
The New World Order is not taking the world toward a new era of peace and cooperation.
The New World Order is plunging the world toward 7 years of globalism, distress of nations, worldwide conflict, famine, pestilence, and death.
The four horsemen of the apocalypse appear to be bridled, saddled, and pawing at the ground.
It is just a matter of time before Jesus raptures His Church, and the unparalleled judgment of God falls upon planet Earth because world leaders are trying to create their own God to rule in a doomed-to-fail Build Back Better program.
After 7 years of Build Back Better nonsense, death and destruction, Jesus will come back, be anointed King of kings and Lord of lords, and take His rightful place on the throne of David in Jerusalem.
With King Jesus on the throne, the soon-to-be day of reckoning will be followed by 1,000 years of peace, justice, and righteousness on earth.
Below are some reasons to believe that day of reckoning is close.
One, concerning reprobate minds: on Oct. 19, 2020, it was reported that the U.S. State Dept. gave $20,600 to a cultural center in Ecuador to fund 12 Drag Queen shows, 3 gay workshops, and a short documentary.
Think about it, America’s national debt now exceeds $31 trillion, inflation is higher than it has been in about 40 years, America is running low on weapons for its military, America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserves are low, the lines at food banks are increasing, several major cities could soon run out of water next year, etc., and Biden’s State Dept. is funding Drag Queen shows, workshops, and a documentary in Ecuador.
Two, concerning inflation and the decline of America: around Oct. 19, 2022, Brian Deese (Biden’s National Economic Council Director) said U.S. diesel inventories are unacceptably low and all options are on the table.
This is because America’s diesel inventory is now down to about 3 weeks’ supply, diesel is used in trucks, trains, ships, farm tractors, construction equipment, military equipment, etc., and America has very little refining capacity.
The average price of diesel is now more than $5 per gallon and expected to surge.
Surging diesel prices will cause the price of everything that is moved on trucks, trains, ships, etc., to surge.
It will also cause everything that is produced on farms to surge.
According to the article, people have known this was shaping up for weeks, and the Biden administration has expressed great concern but done practically nothing to solve the problem (they may have been busy with the funding of Drag Queen shows in Ecuador).
Biden has been draining America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserves, but that does nothing to increase America’s diesel inventories.
Three, concerning the decline of America: on Oct. 17, 2022, The Washington Post reported that it has uncovered evidence that U.S. companies funded by the Pentagon have sold hypersonic missile technology to China more than 300 times since 2019.
Most (perhaps all) of the sales were handled through intermediaries, the sales are illegal, the companies are claiming they didn’t know their intermediaries were selling the technology to China, but they are required to know what their intermediaries are doing with the technology.
Anyway, it appears that the law has been broken more than 300 times since 2019, China’s development of hypersonic missiles is a threat to the U.S., and there is not one word about anyone being prosecuted for selling these U.S. military secrets.
Four, concerning world government: on Oct. 21, 2022, The Expose posted an article about the UN “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
It was a long article, but here are a few important points in my words:
· “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” is a codename for a UN master plan to change the political and economic system of the world.
· The governments of 193 nations in the UN and people in 1,000 of the world’s largest corporations that support the World Economic Forum (WEF) have formed a partnership to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
· None of the people in the large corporations have been elected, but the purpose of the Agenda for Sustainable Development is to control every aspect of every individual’s life.
· The Sustainable Development Goals reflect what these rich elitists want, and they are being pushed upon the whole world without the approval of individual citizens.
· The goals are being pushed upon society a little bit at a time, but ultimately everyone will be dependent upon a world government for their food, water, energy, shelter, medical care, and everything else, which is how these rich elitists intend to keep people under control.
(FYI: Satan has a strong grip on the West. Prime Min. Trudeau of Canada, Pres. Macron of France, King Charles III of the UK, and Prime Min. Rishi Sunak of Britain are all tied to the World Economic Forum, and Pres. Biden of the U.S. has long supported the New World Order. The citizens of these nations have been betrayed from within, and a world government is well on its way.)
Five, concerning natural disasters: this writer lives close to the Mississippi River.
On Oct. 21, 2022, a long-time farmer and fellow Church member (a reliable source, but not an official source) told me there are hundreds of barges stranded on the Mississippi River near Hickman, Ky.
The water level is low, barges were getting stranded, and the National Guard closed part of the river for dredging.
The idled barges are costing owners thousands of dollars a day.
Shipping costs that were about $25 per ton are now about $90 per ton.
Further south, some barges are moving, but they can only carry a partial load, or they will get stranded.
Farmers are harvesting their beans now, and the fact that some barges are stranded near Hickman, Ky., and other barges farther south can only carry a partial load means there is a shortage of barges. (The barges that can move have to make more than one trip to carry the usual amount of beans to Gulf Coast terminals near New Orleans.)
The cost of everything that uses Soybeans is going to soar.
Six, concerning reprobate minds, departing from the faith, etc.: on Oct. 22, 2022, Dean Dwyer wrote in Harbingers Daily that a pastor in Australia told his church:
· “As today we look back at the brutality of concentration camps and racially inspired violence, so future generations will look back at our day with disgust at the brutality taking place in our clinics: legalized, state-sponsored execution.“
· “Lust is a sin, sex outside of marriage is a sin, practicing homosexuality is a sin….“
In a later interview, the leader of Australia’s opposition party said:
· “The views that have been expressed by a pastor at this church in relation to gay people, or to the issue of abortion – they’re an abomination, and I condemn those points that have been made by that particular pastor.” This political leader (who claims to be a Christian) condemned the teachings of the Bible on abortion and homosexuality, and he called them an abomination.
I am not his judge, but I believe his day of reckoning is right around the corner.
Seven, concerning the signs of His Second Coming, Jesus said, “There shall arise false Christs, and false prophets” (Matt. 24:24-26), and indeed, many false Messiahs have risen in Israel in recent years.
Christians that study Bible prophecy know that the Jews will eventually accept a false Messiah (called the Antichrist), he will eventually defile their rebuilt temple, they will realize they made a mistake, their blinding will cease, and they will accept Jesus as their true Messiah (Jn. 5:43; Matt. 24:15; Zech. 12:10-14).
Now we read that a group of Jewish rabbis is saying it is prophesied that the Messiah would appear in the first year after a Shemitah cycle (a 7-year cycle; the Jews could plant crops and let the land rest every 7 years called a Shemitah cycle).
They say the last Shemitah cycle ended at sundown on Sept. 26, Israel is in a new Shemitah cycle, this is the first year of a new cycle, and the Messiah has appeared.
· Their claimed Messiah’s name is Yanuka Rav Shlomo Yehuda Ben David (Jesus was a descendant of David).
· Rav Shlomo is the one Jews have been waiting on for 3,000 years.
· Rav Shlomo is 33 years old (Jesus died when He was about 33 years old).
· Rav Shlomo has memorized the entire Torah (the first 5 books of the Bible) with total comprehension, and no one else has ever done that.
· Some religious Jews call Rav Shlomo the living Torah (Jesus was the living Word of God).
· Some say he is appearing as a man but is really an angel (Jesus came as a man, but He was also God in the flesh).
· There is nothing Rav Shlomo does not know (Jesus is all-knowing).
· Rav Shlomo injects light into us (Jesus is the light of the world).
· Rav Shlomo’s ancestors include Syrians and Jews (Some believe the Antichrist will be an Assyrian).
· Rav Shlomo is an only child (Jesus was the only begotten Son of God).
It is obvious that Rav Sholom is not the true Messiah (the Jews’ true Messiah will appear to them at the end of the Tribulation Period), but these claims could be part of the reason why Israel accepts the wrong man before they get it right.
Here are links to three short videos readers might want to watch.
Eight, on Oct. 24, 2022, it was reported that globalists in several Western nations are waging war on nitrogen (a main ingredient in fertilizer) to stop climate change.
If these climate change fanatics succeed, many fertilizer companies will reduce their production or completely shut down their factories, the use of fertilizer will be greatly reduced or eliminated, and food shortages and famine will quickly spread all over the world.
Shortages have already started, and they will go worldwide in a matter of months.
The U.S. now has a radical climate change czar, John Kerry, and our nation will not be exempt.
Nine, concerning famine: on Oct. 20, 2022, it was reported that 7th graders in 100 primary schools in the Netherlands were served insects and mealworms for lunch.
This wasn’t the first time something like this has happened.
1,000 schools in Australia have been selling chips made from insects.
Factories in Canada are raising crickets and selling organic cricket flour.
Finally, are you Rapture Ready?
If you want to be rapture ready and 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.
These Lot-like Days – Terry James - https://terryjamesprophecyline.com/2022/10/30/these-lot-like-days/
It seems I just can’t turn loose of the prophecy I believe to be perhaps the most immediately pertinent to Christ calling His Church to be with Him. And, at any rate, I wouldn’t want to turn loose of it if I could bring myself about to do so.
The words are from the very mouth of God, and they speak directly to the most desired prophecy for our day from the standpoint of what we ,as pre-Trib believers, look to be imminently fulfilled. I believe He is talking about the Rapture.
Jesus, while teaching about the same time frame He spoke of during the Matthew 24:36–42 Olivet Discourse prophecy, said the following.
Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. (Luke 17:28–30)
He was foretelling the characteristics that would be starkly observable before and during His next intervention into this earthly wickedness. That time will, as I study things surrounding the Rapture in context, look much like the very times we’re enduring now.
We have, of course, considered this many times before. However, there is one specific angle that might pull into a little sharper focus just how much our darkening moments of history might be likened to Lot’s time in Sodom.
To begin, we must first consider God’s words to Lot’s uncle, Abraham.
The Lord said He would tell Abraham things to come, because He knew Abraham would do righteously. God wanted him to know His plan to deal with Sodom’s wickedness, once He determined that it was necessary. The Lord, Himself, stood with Lot, then, and discussed Sodom’s fate, while the Lord’s angel-representatives headed down toward Sodom and Gomorrah.
And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know. And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD. And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? (Genesis 18:20–23)
We remember that there was then a profound back-and-forth discussion between the Lord God and a lowly human being—Abraham. God answered each of Abraham’s questions as the old man asked them. Abraham was appealing to God to have those in the wicked cities spared from destruction. He asked if God would relent if 50 were found to be righteous—then 40, then 30, then 20.
Finally, after Abraham asked if God would spare the cities if the Lord could find even 10 righteous, and 10 couldn’t be found, Sodom and Gomorrah’s fate was sealed.
God had said to Abraham before the countdown began—following Abraham’s initial question about the possibility of the cities being spared:
That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? (Genesis 18:25)
It was almost as if the Lord was mildly indignant to have it thought of Himself as so unjust as to condemn the righteous with the unrighteous.
Alas, there were not 10 righteous left in the city of Sodom. There were only Lot and his small family. God’s Word calls Lot “righteous,” even though Lot dwelt among perhaps the worst culture and society biblically recorded in such detail. The detail was so graphic as to make the fact of the level of unrighteousness unmistakable.
While it was business as usual during daylight hours, with the cities being apparently prosperous, buying, selling, building, planting, etc., when the sun went down it became a habitation of every sort of evil—particularly of debauchery, with homosexual rapaciousness leading the wickedness. The lustful males came even against the angels who visited Lot.
The raging men of the city threatened Lot with the worst possible attack if he didn’t go along with them and send out his visitors. They were just on the verge of tearing down the door to get at their would-be victims. The only ones God considered righteous in the city at that moment were hated and threatened by the rest, who were the unrighteous in God’s holy view.
And this is the angle I would like us to consider for now.
Jesus foretold in Luke 17:28–30 that it will be for those alive at His next revealing or intervention like it was at that time for Lot when he was hated and threatened by the wickedness of that society and culture.
We have covered many times the God-rejecting, hate-filled actions and activities of our own troubled times. Is there any question of how the evil and wickedness have increased exponentially?
The following brief excerpt tells of one pastor’s story who has endured such assaults by the unrighteous against the righteous. He was imprisoned in Turkey for preaching of Jesus as the only way of salvation. He was finally released after the Trump administration and others pressured Turkey to release him after that government had sentenced him for the crime of preaching the gospel.
He tells that he sees in the United States the same sort of Sodom-like actions coming against believers.
Andrew Brunson’s message is straightforward, but it is far from simple: The Church needs to brace for a dark wave of persecution that is coming…
“Most of the institutions of society are supporting things that a faithful follower of Jesus cannot embrace… and that’s how they will justify persecuting us,” Brunson said.
Believers who stand for this truth will be marginalized in schools, jobs, banks and more, he added. Testing believers’ resolve, the pressure to conform will manifest socially and eventually financially.
“What has emerged as the main flashpoint is gender identity and LGBT. And wherever that is intersecting with religious freedom, LGBT is winning,” he said. “Now there is a requirement that people not only tolerate, but that we embrace and celebrate this ideology. And if you don’t, you are seen as someone who is hateful.” (“American pastor delivers sobering message of coming ‘dark wave’ of persecution, All Israel News, October 19, 2022)
The days (and nights) of Lot are gathering around those who hold to biblical Christianity. At the center of the threats is the same spirit of Antichrist that infected the rapacious hordes of ancient Sodom.
Jesus promised He will catastrophically intervene and execute judgment and wrath against the unrighteous when these conditions become undeniably evident at the end of the Age of Grace (Church Age).
You want to escape with those God considers righteous. You want to be removed from the gathering wickedness and the judgment that must destroy it the same as God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.
Here, again, is how to escape the coming judgment and wrath—through the Rapture promised by our Blessed Hope, the Lord Jesus Christ.
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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9–10)
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A Crippling Shortage Of Diesel Fuel Threatens To Devastate Western Economies In 2023 - by Michael Snyder - http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/a-crippling-shortage-of-diesel-fuel-threatens-to-devastate-western-economies-in-2023/
In my entire lifetime, global supplies of diesel fuel have never been tighter than they are right now. And that is really bad news, because the entire economy of the western world runs on diesel. If we suddenly had no more diesel fuel, virtually all of our trains, trucks and ships would stop running. Needless to say, just about everything that stocks our store shelves comes to us via trains, trucks and ships. So the fact that there is not enough diesel fuel to go around is a really big deal. Supplies have been declining for months, and at this point diesel inventories have fallen so low that we only have a 25 day buffer remaining…
The U.S. is facing a diesel crunch just as demand is surging ahead of winter — with only 25 days of supply left, according to the Energy Information Administration.
National Economic Council Director Brian Deese told Bloomberg TV that diesel inventories are “unacceptably low” and “all options are on the table” to bolster supply and reduce prices.
Unfortunately, this is not just a problem here in the United States.
Globally, supplies of diesel fuel have fallen to the lowest level that we have seen since 1982…
“The demand for diesel tends to rise as you get close to the winter, because the molecule that makes up diesel is very similar to the molecule that you use for heating homes in the U.S., for winter fuels in Europe,” Tom Kloza, dean of U.S. oil analysts at Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), told Newsweek.
The issue is global, said Kloza, adding that diesel inventories around the world are the lowest as they’ve been since 1982, “and we’ve added about 3.4 billion people in that time.”
Read that last line again.
The total population of the planet has nearly doubled since the early 1980s, and so we truly are in unprecedented territory.
Like I said earlier, I have never seen global supplies of diesel fuel any tighter than they are at this moment.
Of course that doesn’t mean that we are about to totally run out of diesel fuel.
But as supplies get tighter, we are likely to increasingly witness temporary shortages that have the potential to cause immense supply chain headaches…
A shortage of diesel fuel is spreading across the United States, with one company launching an emergency delivery protocol, requesting a 72-hour advance notice from clients to be able to make the delivery.
Per a Bloomberg report, fuel supplier Mansfield Energy wrote in a note to its clients that “conditions are rapidly devolving” and “At times, carriers are having to visit multiple terminals to find supply, which delays deliveries and strains local trucking capacity.”
In a desperate attempt to alleviate the pressure, two tankers that were loaded with diesel and jet fuel that were headed to Europe have been turned back around…
Meanwhile, the scarcity of diesel has prompted traders to start diverting cargoes with the fuel that were originally bound for Europe, Reuters reported earlier this month.
Tanker tracking data showed that at least two tankers with some 90,000 tons of diesel and jet fuel that were initially bound for Europe were diverted toward the U.S. East Coast.
That may help us a bit, but it is not good news at all for the Europeans.
In fact, some areas of Europe have already started to experience very serious shortages of diesel fuel.
Unfortunately, things are not likely to improve much any time soon.
In recent years, politicians in the United States and Europe have made life really difficult for refiners.
As a result, the number of refineries has actually been shrinking, and nobody has really wanted to build any new ones.
Now we get to experience the consequences of their very foolish policies.
At this point, we are being told that the only way to reduce demand for diesel is to have a “significant slowdown in freight movements and manufacturing activity”…
Stabilizing then rebuilding inventories to more comfortable levels will require a significant slowdown in freight movements and manufacturing activity.
There are early indications manufacturing and freight activity peaked in the third quarter of 2022. If confirmed that would take some of the pressure of distillate inventories.
But a deeper and more prolonged slowdown in the United States and/or in Europe and Asia will be needed to boost inventories significantly.
Rebalancing diesel supply will likely require a further rise in interest rates and tighter financial conditions in the United States and other major economies to reduce fuel consumption to more sustainable levels.
In other words, it is going to take a recession and/or a depression in order to fix this crisis.
We should have never allowed things to get this bad.
Over the past decade, we should have been building a lot more refining capacity.
But our politicians didn’t want that, and so now we all get to pay the price.
And thanks to the war in Ukraine, supplies from Russia that could help alleviate this nightmare are not going to be available.
So there will be shortages.
Also, it is likely that diesel prices will go a lot higher than they are right now.
Needless to say, that is going to add even more fuel to our ongoing inflation crisis, because just about everything that we buy has to be transported.
This is yet another reason why our standard of living is going to continue to go down at a frightening pace in the months ahead.
We truly have got a colossal mess on our hands, and it is going to be with us for quite some time to come.
Vote! - By Hal Lindsey - https://www.hallindsey.com/ww-10-30-2022/
The United States has been going through a particularly difficult time. Some of the problems were out of our control. But some were brought on by bad choices made by elected officials. Elected officials — that means people we had a hand in choosing. And make no mistake, if you did not vote, you also had a hand in choosing them. Staying home is also a choice — a devastating one.
We all complain when we think the government makes a mistake. But during election season, we can do more than complain. We can act on behalf of our country. We can make a direct difference for our lives and the lives of our children.
For the Christian, voting is more than privilege. It is a responsibility before God. Churches often talk about stewardship as it relates to money. And they should. That’s an important part of stewardship. But the fact is, we are to be stewards over all the gifts God has given us — including the right to vote. God gave us this precious gift and now we can either throw it in the trash or use it for the good of all.
America stands at a crossroads. Every election becomes more crucial than the last. The dangers grow and the stakes get higher. If you have not voted yet, I urge you to do so. In America, we have no king. We are not ruled by a bloodline. Instead, we are ruled by the choices made during elections. We choose our nation’s direction. That makes the right to vote an enormous responsibility.
If you care about America’s falling morals, its schools, borders, national security, health care, taxes, abortion laws, physical environment, or the regulatory environment… you need to vote. If you think voting is too much trouble, remember those who gave their lives to secure and preserve that right. From Valley Forge to Afghanistan, some Americans paid the ultimate price for our right to vote. It is a priceless gift that should not be taken lightly. In fact, if you take it lightly, it could soon be taken away.
Nobody’s asking you to give your life — just some time. Is it really so important? A few years ago, Venezuela was one of the most prosperous nations on earth. They were poised for even greater prosperity. Today, they are a trainwreck. A couple of years ago they had an inflation rate of at least 100,000%. Think about what that does to family savings or to retirement plans. It wipes them out almost instantly. It destroys lives and livelihoods.
What happened to Venezuela? Some people didn’t vote, and many of those who did, allowed themselves to be swayed by selfish desires instead moral imperatives and love of country.
Rights to free speech are under attack. Rights to freedom of religion are under attack. Rights to assemble are under attack. Vote? Of course we must vote! We must vote prayerfully and thoughtfully, as caring citizens. Your children are worth the trouble. Children yet unborn are worth the trouble.
It would be hard to overstate the importance of our national choices during this election. So, please, for the sake of God and country, for your own sake and that of your loved ones… vote.
Daily Jot: Time to put up - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
Warning up front: This might be a very difficult Jot to read. For years, conservative Christians have been wringing their hands over the past election results and the resulting heavy handedness of a Marxist-inspired government leadership. We have endured name calling, hate speech, curbing and censorship of our religious rights and guarantee of freedom to speak, and coercion to take an experimental shot at the threat of losing our jobs. At the same time, we have not only witnessed, but experienced, the government sanction of mutilation and sexual predation of our children by teachers, school boards, and sexual deviants partnered with them. Standing up to them, the government says we are terrorists.
This country is experiencing a leftist-engineered breakdown. It was accelerated by the unprecedented heavy-handed lockdown and quarantine of healthy people. The government, under the present leftist leadership, did everything but force citizens to take an experimental concoction that neither prevented a disease, the spread of it, or was effective to stop the disease. The government forced deadly protocols onto the sick and banned effective and proven life-saving treatments. The government, combined with media and big business, censored with impunity any and all dissenting voices. Hundreds of thousands died—your and my loved ones, friends and colleagues.
In Joe Biden’s first week his leftist government set in motion the very elements that have caused our economy to collapse. The stop work order on the Keystone pipeline, halting oil and gas drilling on federal lands, and reentering the Paris Climate accords may have put over 7.5 million Americans out of work. Plus, his actions raised fuel costs, which ignited historic inflation. The open border has caused crime and national security issues. The draining of our national petroleum reserves puts us in a dire fuel and national security situation as winter approaches. The disastrous retreat from Afghanistan sent ripples through American foreign policy. Yet he says the border is closed and there is no inflation. In most things, he and his minions claim the opposite of reality with big business and media supporting this propaganda.
All in all, we are all in danger because of this type of leadership. Yet this type of leadership is the culmination of years of inaction, like frogs in a pan of water coming to a boil. As God-fearing Americans, we have been “putting up” for far too long. We’ve been putting up with extra-biblical preaching and doctrine. We have been putting up with anti-God, Marxist leadership. We have been putting up with the very things that are destroying us. We are quick to say “God is in control” yet we don’t take control over what we can control. Well, God has given us free will. Our constitution has provided a vote. We need to take these seriously. As in 1 John 3:18, “in deed and truth.” Time to put up. Let us pray AND act in all these things.
Daily Devotion: A Rare Virtue - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls - Matthew 11:29
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/a-rare-virtue/ - Listen
Meekness is a quality that is lacking in many people today. It’s the opposite of being proud and arrogant.
Jesus said, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5 NKJV).
But what does it mean to be meek? A literal translation of the word is “power under control.” In the original language, it means riding a stallion but having control over it. It isn’t that the stallion no longer has the ability to do what it wants to do, but it has surrendered its will to the rider. That is strength under control.
We once had a German shepherd we adopted from a program that trained guide dogs for the blind. He had some slight hip dysplasia, which prevented him from staying in the program, but he was a very loving, intelligent animal.
One day, I took him to an outdoor mall where a lot of people walked their dogs. My dog was friendly and always approached people, but they moved out of the way. They thought he wanted to attack them, but he probably wanted to lick them. He had been trained since he was a puppy to be a companion.
He still had power. He still had teeth and could inflict harm. But he wasn’t trained to attack. He was in love with the world. That is power under control. That is meekness.
And who is a better example of meekness than Jesus, God in human form, who took the abuse and suffering of the Crucifixion? With one word, He could have wiped everyone out. But He embraced the abuse and suffering for us.
Meekness results from having a correct assessment of one’s self before God. It leads one to approach others in a new way. A blessed or happy person will be a meek person.
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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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