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Is the World Preparing for Our Departure? - By Mark A. Becker - https://www.raptureready.com/2022/01/27/is-the-world-preparing-for-our-departure-by-mark-a-becker/
My wife and I were having a casual conversation that resulted from a reader’s question regarding how many Christians may actually go in the rapture. This led to a thought in my mind concerning what we are witnessing in real-time when it comes to what seems obvious to be a purging of Christians in the social order of the world.
Though the beginning of this article is focused primarily on the United States, this same battle seems to be waging in many parts of the world. Below are some items of interest that we have been witnessing and what may very well be the underlying reasoning behind what we are seeing in America and the rest of the world.
Military Purge of Christians
As is well documented, conservatives are considered enemies of the state and domestic terrorists by the Biden Administration and their lackeys. The Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have been waging a full-scale purging of conservatives within the military and society at large.
In fact, concerned conservative parents are defined as domestic terrorists by their own government.
All conservatives are not Christians, but all true Christians are conservatives. By denigrating and criminalizing conservative thought and behavior, “the powers that be” have effectively negated any societal influence of the believer in Christ.
Christian Purging from Politics and Society
Religious liberty is a threat to civil rights. This is the mantra of the Marxist Democrat and, progressively, the world at large.
According to the world system, people who are pro-life, pro-traditional family, see only two biological sexes, and don’t want special privileges allotted to people based upon their sexual preference or identity (amongst a host of other issues) need not apply to the private and public domains. Conservative Christians, according to them, are a threat to society and should have no seat at the table because of their “backward ways” – and they mean any table!
Denials of Religious Exemptions
The examples are endless of denials of religious vaccine exemptions, which will inevitably render the Christian unemployable. Now, in America, the Biden Administration is compiling a database of religious objectors to the experimental vaccines.
Though the Supreme Court of the United States ruled against the Administration’s mandates for businesses, the damage has been done. Not only will business, in general, continue their own mandates, but the Biden Administration immediately went about to urge businesses to continue to institute vaccine requirements.
Thankfully, some companies have “paused” or signed off on the vaccine mandates, but many, I suspect, will not.
Of course, now the mandates will be implemented by the states themselves, and I imagine the effect will be just about the same. We are already seeing states, cities, companies – and even the American citizenry – continue to push their draconian policies and mandates. The American Medical Association (AMA) is onboard with pushing employers to keep their mandates in place, as well.
I anticipate more public and private agencies to continue to push this same narrative. How successful they all will be is yet to be determined.
Communications from Alien Ascended Masters
The New Age has prepared the world for the taking of Christians off of the earth through encounters with aliens, angels, and Ascended Masters communicating with men and women through a technique known as channeling. Of course, we know that these aliens and Ascended Masters are fallen angels masquerading as these entities, preparing the world for what is yet to come – namely, the taking away of Christians off of the earth.
These entities claim that it will be the removal of those – namely, Christians – who are not ready to take the evolutionary jump that is required for mankind. It is these Christians who are in the way of this evolution of mankind and will be taken either by aliens, the Ascended Masters themselves, or by the consciousness of the universe as it prepares for this evolutionary leap.
Keep An Eye on Vaccine Passports
All over Europe, we are seeing mass protests against the vaccine passports. As most of us suspect, these passports seem to be the vehicle in which, pre-Antichrist, the countries of the world will keep tabs on their citizens.
How successful these protests will be is yet to be seen. But we can be assured that the globalist elites will push this agenda to the maximum to achieve their goals. And because this seems to be their goal, expect more pathogens to be in our future.
China, the Olympics, and Globalist Goals
With the China Winter Olympics upon us, one can’t help but wonder if another pathogen will be introduced to the world. What better place for a release of another microorganism as the athletes return to their homelands after the competition – and, if this were to be the case, China could always defer the blame on other countries for supposedly sending their infected athletes to the games.
I’m not making any prediction, but this possibility did cross my mind.
Gordon G. Change, for the Gatestone Institute International Policy Council, had this to say concerning China’s desire for world domination:
The next disease from China could be a civilization-killer. China’s military is working on the next generation of pathogens, a new kind of biological warfare of “specific ethnic genetic attacks.” In other words, Chinese researchers are developing viruses, microbes, and germs that leave China’s people immune but kill everyone else.
Personally, I believe that China is working hand-in-glove with the globalists to help usher in the New World Order, something that would have seemed absurd just a few decades ago. But with China’s working with United States scientists in gain-of-function research – with most of these scientists closely aligned and affiliated with the globalist elite – the Covid pandemic appears to have been much more than a chance happenstance of a leak from a lab.
China’s role in the New World Order and her soon-coming allegiance to the Antichrist system – which they are, and have been, perfecting in their own country on their own citizens – I briefly discuss in Daniel 7: The Four Beasts of the End-Times.
It will be very interesting to see what the globalist elites have up their sleeves and what they have planned that will be coming down the pike. If they are unsuccessful with worldwide Covid passports at this time, I don’t really see them looking for anything other than another pathogen to help accelerate the overall plan of mass surveillance and control.
What they are attempting to do now – with relative success – doesn’t bode well for any deviation to the passports and the eventual progression to a system that will have total medical, economic/commerce, and mass population surveillance control.
Is the Contraction Beginning to Subside?
In my article Imminence, Signs, and Feasts – Oh My! I said the following:
There is a very real indication that the church, in general, may experience a kind of “rapture fatigue” and/or will have become somewhat lethargic and apathetic when the rapture actually occurs. This makes sense when one considers “birth pangs.” Right now, there are so many indicators of the soon-approaching Tribulation period that true rapture expectations are very high – this would be comparable to a woman’s contractions increasing in frequency and intensity. After a contraction, though, comes a short period of relief and rest; or in the case of the last days, a “sense” of relief and remission.
People are funny. It doesn’t take long for us to forget and move on with our lives. This is why we must always be alert and sober, watching and waiting.
So, when it comes to a slowing down and/or cancellation of many of these mandates in response to the protests against the passports across Europe – and the soon-coming midterm elections in the U.S. – and a collective response to the pandemic becoming an endemic, this could result in an allusion to a respite from the birth pangs we have currently experienced and would seem like an opportune time for the church at large to begin to let her guard down.
But for those of us who understand prophecy, this is exactly the conditions we should expect, and which Christ would have been alluding to when He said:
“Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh” (Matthew 24:44).
Is the World Preparing for Our Departure?
When taken all together, it sure seems the world is getting ready for the rapture of the church.
With militaries devoid of as many Christians as possible, the armed forces of the world won’t feel the effect of the rapture as much had they not taken this action – most prominently, of course, within the United States.
Had the governments of the world not taken the action of removing as many Christians as possible from their role in government institutions, the effect of the rapture of the church will have been, so they think, substantially eased.
By denying as many religious exemptions as possible, thereby driving Christians from the workforce, the impact on the world economy would be blunted by the effects of the rapture of the church as well. Though the elite are in the process of destroying economies to “build back better” their desired system, they would rather it be done with as little push-back as possible, which would slow down their process with more chaos than they might desire.
But no matter what they do and how much effort they put into softening the blow, their plans won’t work.
“For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape” (1 Thessalonians 5:3).
While this sudden destruction may have already begun (“They Shall Not Escape” Before the Rapture?), the intense ramifications won’t play out in earnest until the seal judgments immediately after the rapture (Revelation 6: Our Marriage and The Gap).
When you really stop and think about what’s been going on in today’s world – and the outright persecution of Christians from any role within the world system and the preparations of the purging of Christians as dictated by the deceiving spirits to the New Age globalist elites – it sure does seem that the world is preparing for the departure of the church in the rapture!
Sounds like an exciting thought to me! Come quickly, Lord Jesus!
Love, grace, mercy, and shalom in Messiah Yeshua, and Maranatha!
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The Lessons of History - The Price of Bread Can Bring Revolution – Simon Black - https://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=5184
On the morning of October 5, 1789, dozens of women were looking for food at an outdoor market in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine neighborhood of Paris.
But the store shelves were nearly empty. Bread in particular- a staple of the French diet- was in critically short supply. And what little bread the shops did have available was being sold for sky-high prices.
This was nothing new for French peasants; the government had mismanaged the economy so poorly that food supplies had been falling (and bread prices rising) for several years.
There had even been food riots and protests going back more than a decade to the mid 1770s. But the situation only worsened.
People finally reached their breaking point that October morning in 1789, when a single young woman standing in corner of the marketplace began beating a drum, signaling the other women that it was time for another protest.
As they marched through the streets, more and more supporters joined, with some estimates as high as 10,000 people.
Their first stop was City Hall in Paris, located at the Hotel de Ville; there, officials opened grain reserves to feed the protesters. But the mob's anger wasn't quenched.
At this point they didn't just want bread, or even a single meal. They wanted revolution. So from there they set out to Versailles, the King's palace outside of Paris.
It took them about six hours to reach Versailles, where, that evening, King Louis XVI met personally with some of the protest leaders.
He made promises to give them more food, then later announced that he would voluntarily relinquish some of his power and accept a new bill of rights for the French people.
But the crowd still wasn't satisfied.
So around 6am the following morning, the protesters decided to enter the palace. Royal guards barely resisted this insurrection; they shot one protester, and one guard was killed.
But for the most part, people were easily able to access the inside of the palace where they freely wandered the halls as if enjoying a museum tour.
By 1pm the protesters' leadership had found the king and demanded that he accompany them back to Paris. He agreed.
The march back took roughly 9 hours, and it had the feeling of a parade. The crowd (which had grown to 60,000 by that point) was overjoyed, because it was clear that the King was at their mercy. And they were the ones in control.
There are so many similar examples throughout human history, and they all lead to the same conclusion: don't screw up the food supply.
Politicians can get away with an astonishing level of corruption and incompetence, and their citizens will tolerate it. But if enough people struggle to put food on the table for their families, trouble is coming.
Any politician with half a brain understands this lesson. Sadly it's not clear if the people in charge today even have half a brain.
Inflation has been rising for nearly a year. None of the so-called experts saw it coming. Even when inflation was obvious, their approach was to gaslight people and deny it.
Then they told us that inflation was "transitory".
Then when they finally admitted it was a problem, they said they'd consider doing something about it in a few months.
After its two-day meeting this week, officials from the Federal Reserve are expected to announce that they're FINALLY going to take some action to combat inflation... in MARCH.
So just sit tight another month and a half.
Unfortunately, any action the Fed takes at this point is "too little, too late".
Today's inflation is the result of a number of factors- demand, supply, and money.
On the demand side, the federal government literally deposited cash in people's bank accounts, fueling a surge in consumer spending.
Yet on the supply side, they closed businesses, told people to stay home, and compelled companies to fire millions of heretical workers.
The end result is fewer goods and services being produced, at a time when people have more money to spend and the appetite to do so. This is what has caused rising prices.
Yet on top of this mess, the Federal Reserve has been supercharging inflation by shoveling money into the US economy by the trillions.
Now they're promising to reduce their money printing and promise to have a few tiny, symbolic interest rate increases.
Sorry, but this won't really move the needle, especially when it comes to food.
Most people would be surprised at how labor intensive agriculture is. Certainly there are a number of crops (especially grain) that are fully mechanized throughout the entire process- planting, maintenance, harvest, and distribution.
But many key food products require significant manpower at some point in the chain.
Meat, for example, is very labor intensive because of the number of people required to run a pack house operation.
And many staple fruits and vegetables require an army of harvest workers to hand pick the produce.
So now, because of Covid (and the government response to Covid) pack houses in the US are struggling to maintain staff. And finding enough harvest workers in America has become borderline impossible.
There's also a major problem in US agriculture that so many farm costs, from fertilizers to fuel to even packing materials (like cardboard and plastic containers) are soaring. And these costs are all obviously passed on to consumers.
Container ports also continue to be a major bottleneck, as meat, fruit, vegetables imported from overseas are literally rotting off the coast of California.
Increasing interest rates by 0.25% is not going to fix any of these issues. It won't clear the ports, and it won't bring the workers back.
Fortunately it's not 1789 anymore. And even though capitalism is on the ropes, there's enough of it remaining for now to prevent dire food shortages.
Talented people around the world are working very hard to ensure that quality food is being grown and delivered to consumers, despite every obstacle the government puts in their way.
So I'm not suggesting that food riots are imminent.
But rising prices? Absolutely. And that's going to have serious implications for political leadership.
It's interesting that the French Revolution is typically considered to have begun on July 14, 1789; that's the day that revolutionaries stormed the Bastille armory in Paris. And its anniversary remains one of the most important national holidays in France today.
But back in 1789, the response to the storming of the Bastille was fairly tame.
Thomas Jefferson, for example, was coincidentally stationed in Paris in the summer of 1789 and witnessed everything.
He wrote to John Jay on July 19th, just five days after the storming of the Bastille, "Tranquillity is now restored to the Capital: the shops are again opened; the people resuming their labours, and, if the want of bread does not disturb our peace, we may hope a continuance of it."
So even Jefferson, who was incredibly astute, didn't think that the storming of the Bastille was the start of a full blown revolution.
It was only until three months later, when an angry mob had literally taken control of the King, did everyone realize the truth: people want change, and they're not messing around.
And it all started because of the price (and scarcity) of bread.
An Existential Threat to Humanity? - by Michael Snyder - http://endoftheamericandream.com/an-existential-threat-to-humanity/
Will our own arrogance actually be our undoing? When you peer up into the night sky and realize how small we truly are in comparison to the vastness of the universe, that should be a very humbling thing. Unfortunately, humility is in very short supply in our day and time. Sadly, this is particularly true in our scientific community. Over the past two years, a pompous blowhard named Anthony Fauci has become the most famous scientist in the entire world, and even though he has been exposed as a total fraud he is more pompous than ever and he is still worshipped by millions. Unfortunately, he is far from alone. Because of what I do, I have to deal with pompous blowhards like Dr. Fauci all the time. These “geniuses” think that they have everything figured out, but of course they don’t. None of us do. We are literally surrounded by unanswerable questions and great mysteries that have gone unsolved for thousands of years.
Earlier today, I came across yet another great mystery that has me completely puzzled. According to NBC News, there is a “mysterious object” that is not too far from our planet that periodically sends radio signals in our direction at regular intervals…
Astrophysicist Natasha Hurley-Walker was scanning radio signals across huge swaths of the cosmos in late 2020 when she and her colleagues stumbled on something they had never seen before.
In a patch of sky that was monitored continuously over 24 hours, the scientists detected the appearance of a mysterious object that unleashed a giant burst of energy every 20 minutes or so and then disappeared several hours later.
To be more precise, it wasn’t “every 20 minutes” that radio signals were being sent toward us.
It was actually “every 18.18 minutes”…
To confirm the discovery, Hurley-Walker sifted through the Murchison Widefield Array’s extensive archives, which stretch back to 2013, to see whether the telescope had picked up any other activity from the object. She found that it had switched on in the first part of 2018, emitting 71 flashes of radio signals from January to March of that year, before it switched off again. As she and her colleagues saw in their own observations, the pulses came at regular intervals.
“It’s just every 18.18 minutes, like clockwork,” she said.
That seems rather strange, doesn’t it?
Needless to say, I don’t know what this object is.
And neither does anyone else.
But what we do know is that it is fairly close to us. In fact, Hurley-Walker says that it is “in our galactic backyard”…
“This object was appearing and disappearing over a few hours during our observations,” said lead study author Natasha Hurley-Walker, an astrophysicist at the Curtin University node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, in a statement.
“That was completely unexpected. It was kind of spooky for an astronomer because there’s nothing known in the sky that does that. And it’s really quite close to us — about 4,000 light-years away. It’s in our galactic backyard.”
Scientists have developed some “theories” about this object, but it is important to emphasize that these are just “theories”…
Astronomers think it might be a remnant of a collapsed star, either a dense neutron star or a dead white dwarf star, with a strong magnetic field — or it could be something else entirely.
I really like it when scientists are humble enough not to promote their theories as “facts”, because that happens way too often.
Just the other night, I was reading a book by a prominent author that did this over and over again. Throughout his book, he kept asserting that certain things were true even though I knew that what he was claiming was based on his own speculations.
This sort of thing drives me nuts, but it has become very common. For example, in our public schools today there are all sorts of “theories” that are presented to our children as “facts” even though they are entirely unproven.
And scientists continue to come up with more wild assertions that they try to pass off as facts.
Just today, I came across an article that insisted that “the universe’s expansion could end surprisingly soon”.
In another article, I was told that “the universe is disappearing”.
But that one was topped by the article that attempted to convince me that the universe that we live in is probably “a simulation”.
Whoever came up with that has probably been watching too many Matrix movies.
I don’t have a problem with scientists coming up with crazy “theories” as long as they are very open about the fact that they are just “theories”.
But when our scientists start believing their own nonsense and start foisting it upon the general public as something that they must believe, I have a real problem with that.
Ultimately, that sort of arrogance produces an environment where someone like Dr. Fauci can run around oppressing everyone like some sort of a deranged dictator.
Most of the population trusted Fauci and his minions, and this has resulted in a tragedy of historic proportions.
Science is supposed to be all about questioning things, but today we are being told that we should never question “the science”.
Let me give you another example of how scientific arrogance can potentially pose a tremendous threat to humanity.
It is being reported that the Large Hadron Collider has been given a “power boost” and will soon be booted up for the first time in three years…
THE Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland, will start running again after a three-year shutdown and delays due to the covid-19 pandemic. The particle collider – known for its role in the discovery of the Higgs boson, which gives mass to all other fundamental particles – will return in 2022 with upgrades that give it a power boost.
Thanks to this new “power boost”, scientists will now be able to make particles collide into one another “at higher energies than ever before”…
Part of the upgrade work has been to increase the power of the injectors that supply highly accelerated particle beams to the collider. Prior to the last shutdown in 2018, protons could reach an energy of 6.5 teraelectronvolts, but the upgrades mean this can now be pushed to 6.8 teraelectronvolts.
Rende Steerenberg at CERN says that these more powerful beams will cause collisions at higher energies than ever before, and other upgrades in the future will also allow more particles to be collided at the same time.
Does this sound like a really, really bad idea to anyone else out there?
Because to me this sounds like the plot for a very bad science fiction movie.
Just because we are able to do something does not mean that we should actually do it. What happened in Wuhan is a prime example of that principle.
Humanity has reached a point where our scientific acumen has far surpassed our moral and ethical development.
Scientists all over the world are “playing God”, and that definitely represents an existential threat to humanity.
Unfortunately, there will be no turning back. Our scientists are just going to continue to push the envelope until one of them finally pushes things just a little bit too far.
Church Not in Tribulation, Pt. 3 of 3 - By Grant Phillips - https://www.raptureready.com/2022/01/23/church-not-in-tribulation-pt-3-of-3-by-grant-phillips/
There are many more points, along with Scripture, I haven’t even elaborated on that show a clear difference between Jesus appearing at the Rapture and His second advent. Each is clear that the Rapture is prior to the Tribulation. One thing is sure, and that is only the Pre-Tribulation view works without spiritualizing some portion(s) of Christ’s return for His bride, the Church.
Now I would like to list some of the other points that indicate the Church is not in the Tribulation (in no particular order).
WHO WOULD POPULATE THE MILLENNIUM?
If the Church is not snatched away (raptured) by Jesus before the Tribulation, there will be no one to populate the Millennium that follows the Tribulation period, because there would be no Tribulation saints. Everyone saved during the Church age and during the time of Tribulation would have a heavenly body and be with Christ as His bride … if that were true.
When Jesus takes His Church (bride) out of this world to Heaven (Rapture), we (the Church) will all be changed. We will have spiritual bodies. We will be immortal and will not marry. The Church would not be capable of populating the Millennium.
Those saved during the Tribulation (Tribulation saints) and still living when Jesus returns with His Church at His second coming will populate the Millennium (Isaiah 65:20; Matthew 22:30; 1 Corinthians 15:22; 1 John 3:2).
IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE
When Jesus returns for His bride (the Church), it will happen in the twinkling of an eye (1 Corinthians 15:52). All those who have died in Christ since the inception of the Church will be raised first. Within the same “twinkling,” those of the true Church who are alive will immediately follow them in meeting Jesus in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). The world will not be at war, and only the true Church will see Him.
To the contrary, when Jesus returns at His second coming, the world will be at war and every eye will see Him (Isaiah 63:1-3; Zechariah 12:9-10; Revelation 1:7; 16:16).
A THIEF IN THE NIGHT
When Jesus comes for His bride, the Church, there will be no warning. There are no signs to be observed to warn of this event. One second the Church is here, the next second the Church is gone (Matthew 24:42-44; 1 Thessalonians 5:4-6; Revelation 3:3).
When Jesus comes at the end of the Tribulation (second coming), His arrival can be determined to the exact day (Daniel 9:24-27; 12:11-12; Revelation 11:2; 12:6, 14; 13:5).
THE RAPTURE VS THE 2ND COMING
Jesus comes in the Rapture to present His bride to the Father, as in the Jewish marriage customs (2 Corinthians 11:2; Revelation 19:6-9).
He comes at the end of the Tribulation, His second coming (or advent) to execute judgment upon the earth and to set up His kingdom, the Millennium (Zechariah 14:3-4; Jude 14-15; Revelation 19:11-21).
Again, there remain other points I have not listed that show the Church is not in the Tribulation. Hopefully, what I have mentioned will inspire some to search the Scriptures and come to their own conclusions.
Even though I believe without a doubt that Jesus will come for His bride, the Church, before the Tribulation, the most important thing is: have you put your trust in Jesus Christ to save you?
I believe the Rapture is very close, but whether it is or is not, we have no guarantee of our next breath.
“For God says, ‘At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.’ Indeed, the ‘right time’ is now. Today is the day of salvation'” (2 Corinthians 6:2).
There may not be any signs for the Rapture, and there are not, but the shadows of Tribulation signs are all around us.
We are living in an age when the churches are nearly totally apostate. Very few who confess the name of Jesus are true followers. Regardless of the name over the door, the world has come in like a flood and watered down the Truth of the true Gospel to the gospel of Satan.
Families are being destroyed by liberal satanic viewpoints. I perceive the political world can get no worse, but then it does. Honorable sexuality that was created by God our Creator for procreation has been brought down to such depths of disgust, it is inconceivable. Criminals are protected while the innocent suffer.
Our lifestyle has changed so rapidly in just a few years, it boggles the mind. That would be admirable if we were improving, but alas, we have become corrupt beyond belief. We have this day fulfilled Isaiah’s words.
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight” (Isaiah 5:20-21).
Most of the world will laugh and be enraged at the following words, but let us understand one thing: this is God’s world. He created it. He owns it and will run it any way He chooses. He is God. He doesn’t need our help, and He hasn’t asked for our opinion. He gave us His rule book to follow. It is called the Bible. We can accept it or not. The choice is ours.
Folks don’t like to talk about it, but His judgment is on the way, and it is called the Tribulation. It will be seven years of hell on earth. Every person with a lick of sense needs to fall on their knees before Jesus and call upon Him to save them. No one needs to go through this terrible time if they don’t want to. If the Tribulation would start tomorrow, all who come to Jesus today would be saved and would be in Heaven with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Pre-Rapture Commentary: http://grant-phillips.blogspot.com
Rapture Ready: https://www.raptureready.com/featured/phillips/phillips.html
Daily Devotion: A Job to Do - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
The Spirit then compelled Jesus to go into the wilderness, where he was tempted by Satan for forty days. He was out among the wild animals, and angels took care of him. —Mark 1:12–13
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The word Trinity isn’t in the Bible, but the Trinity is.
And I don’t know of a clearer passage in Scripture than this one, which shows us the Trinity in action: “As Jesus came up out of the water, he saw the heavens splitting apart and the Holy Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice from heaven said, ‘You are my dearly loved Son, and you bring me great joy’” (Mark 1:20–11 NLT).
Here we have Jesus, the Son, being baptized. We have the Holy Spirit coming upon Him like a dove. And we have the voice of the Father saying, “You are my dearly loved Son, and you bring me great joy.”
But after the dove came the Devil. After the blessing came the trial, because immediately Jesus went into the wilderness to face Satan. Mark tells us, “The Spirit then compelled Jesus to go into the wilderness, where he was tempted by Satan for forty days” (verses 12–13 NLT).
While Mark doesn’t give us a full account of Christ’s temptation like Matthew and Luke do, this suggests that Jesus didn’t want to go. But it was something urgent that the Holy Spirit was doing here, because Jesus had to go through this. There was no time to bask in the glory of God. It was straight to work. Jesus had a job to do.
But it also shows us something very important. Often trials or testing or temptations come after moments of great blessing.
We all know what it’s like to be tempted. We’ve all felt the presence of temptation, haven’t we? Satan is real, and temptation is real as well.
So where is the best place to be when we’re being tempted? The best place to be is in the will of God, just like Jesus was.
FROM THE HEART
Let Us Make the Short Time We have Left,
Count for ALL of Eternity!
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