Israel, the Bench-Mark for End Time Prophecy - by Pastor Mike Taylor - https://pastormiketaylor.blogspot.com/2022/08/israel-bench-mark-for-end-time-prophecy.html
2 “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” (Zechariah 12:2-3)
Many think that maybe I spend a lot of time on Israel with so much attention on the Middle East, and in particular the nation of Israel.
Prophecy has a habit of coming back to Israel, as this tiny nation is the linchpin in studying Bible prophecy and what is coming upon the earth, which may have already started as birth pangs. Jesus described the signs of His return in Matthew's Gospel:
3 “And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.” (Matthew 24:3-8)
Jesus describes the events of His return as a man who is standing on the Mount of Olives in that perspective. Without Israel, prophecy doesn't make much sense. Many believe erroneously that the Church has replaced Israel as God's focus for the end times, so they have no use for prophecy. These blinded people are called Preterist. They believe that all prophecy has been fulfilled in 70 AD and Israel as a people have been cast away and replaced by the church. Of course, they are wrong, so why do I think that?
Center of Global Attention
In our modern world, you don't listen to the news very long, before it comes back to Israel. Israel is at the top of the world's agenda and my mission when I post such messages, is to keep my focus on documenting the world's slide toward the coming Tribulation using secular sources to demonstrate the accuracy of Bible prophecy when speaking of Israel.
Bible prophecy for the last days and through the Tribulation is centered around Israel beginning with Daniel's 70th week prophecy:
24 “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” Daniel 9:24-27)
This passage points that the End of this Age centers around Israel and she becomes the mile marker of where we are in prophecy. The closer she looks to be in trouble for her very existence and possible annihilation, the closer we are to the return of Christ , Who, according to scripture prevents that from happening. The above prophecy is known as Daniel's 70th week of the bringing Israel to know their God and Savior, but when Jesus died on the cross, that timeclock stopped and we still have 7 years left for God to fulfill His Word, which He always does, and cleanse Israel and destroy all rebellion upon this God forsaken earth. This is a reference to the time of Jacob's trouble, as God will refine Israel as silver is refined in the likes of hot furnace:
2 “But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:
3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.
4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, as in the days of old, and as in former years.”(Malachi 3:2-4)
Sadly, many Jewish people will be destroyed in the coming tribulation, some because of their faith in Jesus, as they have finally embraced their Messiah, or for just being Jewish, as the AC will hunt all Christian's and Jews down for extermination.
But those who are in rebellion against a Holy Almighty God will be doomed at the end of the Tribulation, as they only want to continue in their sins and unrighteousness. Those who have received Jesus as Savior because of the 144,000 evangelist from the 12 tribes of Israel and the two witnesses preaching at the Temple mount will be marked for death. Some will escape, but I believe, many who believe Matthew 24 and escape to the Jordanian wilderness, to Petra will be supernaturally preserved. It will be a minority of Jewish people, as those left behind will be destroyed. This will come when they see the abomination of desolation spoken of in your Bible:
“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.”(Matthew 24:16-21)
The Eternal Generation
In a very real sense, what we are witnessing is the actual fulfillment of prophecy for the last days. The next prophetic event to be fulfilled in the Church Age is the Rapture. Then the events of the Tribulation follow. Both remain future -- near future, we would argue.
So instead we are eyewitnesses to various stages of the coming process of the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. The Bible says that there are a number of seemingly unrelated events that take place in ONE generation, and I would argues WE are that generation that are seeing this events being played out, right before our eyes on the world stage.
Bible Prophecy Demands A Jewish State
Some people scoff and say that their mother or grandmother was looking for the return of Jesus Christ and it didn't happened. So they say “What makes you so sure that His return is any closer than it was for them”. I point out to them that in their time of their aged family when they were alive, there was one element that was missing. Israel had not been born a nation just yet, so Bible prophecy and the countdown to the return of Jesus Christ for His church and the beginning of the Tribulation was not in their radar screen, but it is on ours.
32 “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”(Matthew 24:32-35)
Jesus is speaking of a parable of the return of the fig tree, obviously Israel, that it will bloom, as it did in May 1948. Without Israel in her own God given land, then prophecy was on hold, but not anymore.
Bible prophecy makes numerous references to the fulfillment of a Jewish state, we call Israel in the last days.
In the prophecy of the valley of dry bones, God makes a point of revealing this truth to His servant Ezekiel and by extension to us.
11 “Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
13 And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord.” (Ezekiel 37:11-14)
And furthermore, the Bible also demands that Israel be in possession of the city of Jerusalem in the last days. Although Israel endures international disputes, but none the less, they captured the city and returned it to Israeli sovereignty. This happened in 1967:
6 “In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.
7 The Lord also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.
8 In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the Lord before them.
9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.” (Zechariah 12:7-9)
And because of Israel being in her promised land again, and capturing the Holy City of Jerusalem, the Bible prophesies numerous conflicts with her neighbors where God has judged their anger against Israel. Let's look at a few passages.
"Because you have said, 'These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess them,' although the LORD was there, therefore, as I live," says the Lord GOD, "I will do according to your anger and according to the envy which you showed in your hatred against them; and I will make Myself known among them when I judge you." (Ezekiel 35:10-11)
“But you, O mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to My people Israel, for they are about to come. For indeed I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you shall be tilled and sown. I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities shall be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt. I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bear young; I will make you inhabited as in former times, and do better for you than at your beginnings. Then you shall know that I am the LORD.” (Ezekiel 36:8-11)
Since 1948 until this present day, Israel has prospered like no other country. They have prospered in agriculture, scientific inventions, gas and oil being discovered, and have a military that is near second to none save the USA. We have been their closest benefactor to help them become prosperous and to secure and protect their own country.
But things could get real dicey in the coming month, into even next couple of years. War is being waged right now, although not officially declared, but a spark could ignite the whole Middle East in what was prophesied. We await the next two wars that will involve Israel personally and she will be supernaturally saved by God Himself ..
2 “For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;
7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. “ (Psalm 83:2-8)
This passage describes the neighbors surrounding Israel coming again trying to drive Israel into the Mediterranean Sea, but God intervenes and they are not successful.
13 “O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.
14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;
15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.
16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O Lord.
17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:
18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most high over all the earth.” (Psalms 83;13-18)
And we await the final conflict before the Tribulation begins, and it may be that the Church of the Living God will not even see this battle, as I believe that this will bring to bear the confirmation of a covenant already in place, by none other, than the Anti-Christ.
15 "And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.” 'Ezekiel 38:15-16)
Prophecy students will recognize this as the Gog-Magog invasion of Israel that will destroy 5/6 of the invaders carrying back the plague to their homeland as the survivors come to their countries. The world will be astonished that such destruction could come from a tiny nation, known as Israel, but they fail to understand that it was Almighty God who was their Champion and He took out His fury upon the gathering storm ready to destroy Israel...So shall a “man of deceit” try and prevent another devastating war in the Middle East. So a covenant that has been in place, but not enforced will come to bear and “this man, the Anti-Christ” will promise peace a security to Israel and they will look upon him as their “political messiah” to give them what they have wanted for the last 74 years...safety among their people and land, but it will be short lived..
Bible Prophecy Demands A Global Government
Throughout history, men have sought to rule the world. And throughout history, other men have resisted the attempt. In the last two global wars, the effort began with the conquest of Europe.
Following the last attempt, the Benelux Treaty brought together the first six European states, forming the nucleus of the modern European Union. Wars couldn't unite them, but desiring peace did.
23 “ And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.
24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.” (Daniel 8:23-25) .
The same global war was responsible for the creation of the United Nations. The UN created the template for a global government. But the UN is an organism with 191 heads and no brains. It doesn't take a political scientist to see it is a failed experiment.
How Europe will eventually replace the UN is unclear, but it is the most likely candidate -- the world would never accept the US or Russia. Europe would be far more acceptable. The Bible says it will happen.
1 “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.” (Revelation 13:1-5)
So begins the global government of the Anti-Christ. Note the symbol of the Beast? It is comprised of symbols of nations that have fallen. From the Middle East into the abode of Europe are the symbols of this rising beast.
Bible Prophecy Demands a Global Economy
The global economy is a reality. The prophecy of the Mark of the Beast :
16 “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” (Revelation 13:16-18)
The coming global economy demands a system whereby the buying and selling of individuals will be tracked and monitored. Those outside the economic system of Anti-Christ will be 'unable to buy or sell'. In one of my last messages, I spoke of technology increasing at a lightning pace, to where even now, humans can have a computer implanted in their brains to compute thousands of times faster than a normal human, and this technology that was not possible just 50 years ago, has grown to where every man and woman on this planet can and will be monitored for compliance of the coming New World Order. Technology to accomplish this is in place as we speak.
Entry into the system requires some kind of mark of allegiance to the coming Antichrist. Tracking sales is a reality. Nobody can function in today's economy unless they are in the 'system'. If you doubt it, get a bank account without a Social Security number or try and buy a new car using cash. But this “mark” will be much more than that, it will be sign of worship of a “false god” the Anti-Christ and it will be done will full knowledge of what you are doing and accepting.
Bible Prophecy Demands a Global Religion
The coming Mark of the Beast is an economic system to track all human activity, but is also a system of worship. There is coming a man, who may be on the scene right now, who will arise having two horns like a lamb but speaks as a dragon.
11 “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.”(Revelation 13:11-14)
There is only one religious system in place today, that could and will command allegiance from all those who are left on this planet after the removal of the Church of Jesus Christ. Some think it will be Islam, but I am a proponent that after the Gog-Magog war's total defeat of invading armies who are mostly if not majority Muslim by birth, Islam will be decimated and never to rise again on its own. But it could be joined with a more powerful religious order which I have proposed could be called Chrislam. That leaves only one other religion with the clout to pull this off. That system is the Roman Catholic Church headed by the coming false prophet found in their leader of apostasy, the Pope in Rome. Even now this so called “vicar of christ” (sic) has said things that should make any Christian's head spin..whether you are Catholic or Protestant. He basically has blasphemed the Bible and God's Holy Word giving a pass to heaven of even atheist and those who think they can get to heaven by doing good works only.
A counterfeit Christianity preaching another Jesus and a different gospel has been the accusation of many concerning the Roman Church. They are already well entrenched in mainstream Christian denominations that teach salvation by works, church membership or ritual and have for centuries.
6 “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:6-9)
There are many religions that preach another Gospel besides what was first delivered to the saints and all of them are demon inspired, but we know of one religion on earth who has more adherents and has perverted the Word of God for nigh 1700+ years and are found no where in God's Holy Word. They rely on “early church fathers” and traditions and raise them up and over the Holy Spirit inspired writings...Need I say more?
The war on terror has also created a global suspicion of fundamental anything. Those who adhere to a single belief, and cause men to look at themselves as a sinful lot, they are looked at with suspicion.
What is a Fundamentalist?
Since we have been fighting the war on terror for a number of years, the world is suspicious of anything that is called “Fundamental”.
To a Christian, a fundamentalist is one who practices the fundamentals of Christian faith, eschewing traditions of men and preferring the Word of God, but the world has a different perspective. .
The secular world looks at fundamentalists, be they Jewish, Christian, Muslim -- they're all bombers. Christian fundamentalists blow up abortion clinics, Jewish fundamentalists blow up Arabs, and Muslim fundamentalists blow up anybody. That is the prevailing propaganda that fills our news reports daily and is a perception that is being fostered in the sheeple that are easily led astray.
It isn't a stretch of anyone's imagination for the sudden legitimization of “so called faith” no matter what flavor of the month is being presented, whether it be Jehovah, Jesus, Isa, or Allah. These will be eventually blended together and there is been a big push by one mainline religion to bring all religions home to the “Mother Church”. It will promote a global ecumenical belief in one “god” for all. Those who hold the “old ways” will be considered fundamentalist and be eliminated.
WHERE ARE WE IN PROPHECY?
I get lots of email asking where we are in Bible prophecy right now. Israel was reborn in 1948. The Benelux Treaty was signed in 1948. The World Council of Churches was created in Amsterdam in 1948. The transistor -- the invention credited as giving birth to the Computer Age [making possible a global economy] was invented in 1948.
The General Agreement on Tarrifs and Trades [forerunner to the World Trade Organization] was signed in 1948. Where are we in Bible prophecy right now? Jesus said 'when these things begin to come to pass, look up'
28 “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” (Luke 21:28)
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”(Matthew 24:28-35)
Look at how things have progressed in the last 74 years since Israel became a nation. Are you astonished, or is it becoming the new norm to you? Jesus said this generation shall not pass away till all things be fulfilled.
34 “Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” (Matthew 24:34-39)
Just as I wrote in my last message, the coming of our Lord, will be coming “as a thief in the night”. No one who is not watching will be looking for Jesus to come at any given time and it will catch many flat footed and left behind.
I know I keep bringing this up and I wouldn't say it so much if where not so important for the salvation of mankind and not being thrown head long into the coming Tribulation. What is a generation, that Jesus spoke of? Psalms 90;
“The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.” (Psalm 90:10)
A little simple math will alert the Bible reader, that we have passed 70 years since Israel was made a nation. This is not a prediction, as Jesus said in Matthew 24:
“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” (Matthew 24:36)
“So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.” (Mark 13:20-30)
As noted, this development surrounds and swirls within the tiny nation of Israel. If you want to know how close we are in Bible prophecy, then watch Israel and compare it to God's Word.
Where are we in Bible prophecy right now?
WE are very near, even at the doors. The return of Jesus in imminent, but we wonder will He come on a set date of the Feast of the Lord? Next one to be fulfilled, as He did the Spring Feast is the Feast of Trumpets....will He come in the coming few years on this date? Of course, God is sovereign and He can come when we least expect Him....keep your eyes on Israel, as we in the season of the Lord's return. But in the same breath, I implore you not to be found wanting, when Jesus does break through the clouds and call to His Bride, “come up hither”....will you be going as I will be and others who believe in the only begotten Son of God? How do you rise to meet Jesus in the air? Simple, as even a child can understand the recipe to escape God's coming wrath.
6” Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.” (John 14:6-7)
16 “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)
Word of caution. Israel is the bench marker for end time prophecy, but don't think that watching Israel will alert you to the coming of our Lord. As I said, Jesus could come at anytime. Best to take the scripture just above in Romans and St. John's Gospel and believe in your heart that you are a sinner in need of a Savior...approach this as one believing as a little child, who believes of One in Authority.
2 “And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:2-4)
Jesus is our Kinsman Redeemer, who gave Himself as a ransom for many on a cruel Roman cross for the salvation of all who believe in Him. Watch Israel for the timing of the rapture of the church, but look to Jesus first to be assured of being removed from this planet before the wrath of God falls on a sinful and rebellious world.
This is Pastor Mike Taylor, praying for your salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord. If you need prayer, counseling, or just a friendly, listening ear, then email me at email@example.com, God bless you all. TILL WE MEET AT JESUS FEET
Is The United Nations the Final Beast System Of The End Times? – PNW Staff - https://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=5519
At the "Summit for the Future" in 2023, the UN, together with civil society and the private sector, are expected to agree on shared principles for an "open, free and secure digital future for all".
This includes promoting a "trustworthy Internet" with accountability criteria for discrimination and misleading content as well as regulating Artificial Intelligence to be consistent with "our shared global values". However, what this means in practice is that the "values" must correlate with the beliefs held sacred by the UN and WEF (The Ministry of Truth).
Secretary-General António Guterres writes in Our Common Agenda that one of the risks of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is "the use of digital surveillance and manipulation to influence behavior and control populations."
This very legitimate concern, however, is more about the fact that the UN does not want this technology to fall into the hands of forces that they themselves or their partners do not control. This is because the whole idea behind the "Global Digital Compact" is to be able to control the world's population and align its values to be in line with the UN's and WEF's interpretations of the 17 Global Goals of Agenda 2030.
One such example is "The seventh commitment in Our Common Agenda is about improving digital collaboration through the creation of a "Global Digital Compact". This means that all people should be connected to the Internet, that liability criteria for discrimination and misleading content should be developed, that artificial intelligence should be regulated, and the establishment of the "Digital Commons" as a global public good. However, the whole thing is more comprehensive than that. By extension, this constitutes the construction of a digital World Brain intended to regulate and control all human life to keep it within the planetary boundaries.
The commitment is one of the more central ones and is about creating a consensus on the need for total digitization. This builds on the recommendations made in the report The Age of Digital Interdependence (2019) by the UN High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation led by Melinda Gates (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) and Jack Ma from the Ali Baba Group and in collaboration with actors such as the World Economic Forum and their Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Another example is the initiative Coalition for Digital Environmental Sustainability (CODES), which was formed after the launching of the UN Roadmap for Digital Cooperation in March 2021 with the aim of promoting "digital sustainability". The coalition currently gathers around 1,000 stakeholders from over 100 countries.
CODES works to implement collective system changes and remove any obstacles standing in the way of the total digitization that they believe is needed to implement the sustainability goals.
During the environmental conference in June 2022, CODES presented its action plan which aims to inform about the priorities included in the Global Digital Compact.
In order to deal with the negative environmental and social effects from energy use, greenhouse gases, material use, consumption, digital divides, violations, and "incorrect information", it is proposed, among other things, that platforms for reporting and comparing companies' greenhouse gas emissions and that digital product passports be introduced with the aim of being able to follow a product entire life cycle.
The latter is part of the circular economy and will eventually also be used on us humans. It is a new ecosystem in the making where everything is to be connected in order to measure degree of sustainability. A World Brain that analyzes and keeps track of everything and everyone.
Among the examples of how problems with incorrect information should be handled, Facebook's "Climate Science Center" is highlighted. The climate issue is the cornerstone of the agenda. As of the Paris Agreement 2015, the science is considered to be settled and no more debate or nuance in this field is to be tolerated.
The spread of misinformation about planetary sustainability topics such as climate change, biodiversity loss or pollution can undermine collective action and trust in institutions as well as magnify polarization and mistrust between divided groups.
Instead, "incorrect information" on the web must be corrected and visitors instead provided with the United Nations' "verified" climate information.
On the website, they write that two-thirds of carbon dioxide emissions are linked to human consumption and that they will "creatively leverage technology and partnerships to increase green awareness and green actions among 1 billion green digital champions worldwide by the year 2025". The citizens, who according to The Green Digital Finance Alliance want immediate change, should be encouraged to make climate-smart choices through a rating system.
Every purchase is registered and assessed according to the climate benefit. In this way, the necessary behavioral changes will be achieved.
It should come as no surprise then that the founders behind the Green Digital Finance Alliance also helped develop the Chinese social credit system. Apparently the Chinese system might just be a precursor to what is planned on a global scale.
Bible prophecy scholars have long examined the connection between the United Nations quest for a global world order and the system of "The Beast" described in the book of Revelation. The current plans by the UN would certainly seem to provide a pathway to many of the systems that will be in place as described in the End Times.
In what might have been an ominous sign of things to come, in December of 2021 a statue was placed outside the United Nations building in New York City that caused a lot of buzz in the Christian community for it's imagery. The image looks like a kind of lion or leopard with wings and rainbow-toned coloring. The art piece is said to be "a guardian of international peace and security."
Several passages of Scripture have been associated with the "guardian of peace and security" statue at the UN building. Daniel 7:2-4 relates a vision of beasts, representing governments; one is depicted with a body like a lion and wings like an eagle. Revelation 13:2 symbolically refers to a beast being given power and authority by Satan. First Thessalonians 5:3 speaks of the last days when people will say, "There is peace and security," only to experience unexpected disaster.
This statue resembling end-times images, erected at the headquarters of the world governing body, named with a phrase directly tied to the End Times... makes you wonder if it is more than coincidence?
The UN Global Digital Compact is clearly a stealth plan to track everyone and everything with 'climate scores' in the name of the greater good but it is much more than that.
Many climate activists would like to see the Green Revolution become the Green Religion where we put climate worship above all else. If you don't bow down and worship this climate religion and it's regulations you will be excluded from daily life or possibly face fines/prison. Many of the issues that issues that surfaced during covid over personal freedoms and rights could be magnified to an even greater degree under a climate emergency mentality.
Covid came very close to pushing the entire earth to look for a universal health response (rules & regulations) where all nations would reach an agreement through the United Nations. Most nations agreed that there had to be a coordinated response - a single nation left out or going rogue could disrupt the entire response. Look for that same type of mentality to take over with climate issues...and it makes sense. Why should be we shut down our economy while China produces even more pollution at our expense economically?
Only 'UN approved" content on issues relating to climate (and more?) will be allowed on the Internet. Once a system using AI is in place that monitors all online content - it's ministry of truth can blacklist anything it disagrees with - all in the name of misinformation. We have already seen this with shadow banning of Conservatives on Facebook and Twitter.
Climate deniers are already banned from most social media platforms. All consumable products will be part of the 'digital commons' and tracked for sustainability. The UN will control what you buy and sell according to their rules (Revelation 13)
The UN has even used Agenda 21 and the Millennium Development Goals to divide the earth into 10 regional groupings or spheres of influence to help administer climate goals. Revelation warns that in the last days the beast system will have control over 10 kings/nations/powers...
The UN has one person, a Secretary-General who administers the powers of the UN. While this position has been fairly powerless in times past - that could change due to a global crisis. Could a future world leader, the head of the UN, be the Antichrist?
In a nutshell, the plan is for all human life to be regulated by the UN - just look at their own documents. Is the UN the final beast system of the end times? Only time will tell.
More Nightmarish Pestilences Continue To Erupt All Over The World - by Michael Snyder - http://endoftheamericandream.com/more-nightmarish-pestilences-continue-to-erupt-all-over-the-world/
Why is this happening? Each week, it seems like there is another new outbreak somewhere in the world that the experts are deeply concerned about. Prior to 2020, it was never like this. In the old days, the vast majority of us never even thought about when the “next pandemic” might happen because such a scenario seemed so improbable. But here in 2022, a bird flu pandemic has killed tens of millions of our chickens and turkeys, a monkeypox outbreak has already spread to more than 90 counties all over the globe, confirmed cases of the Marburg virus have been reported in Africa, and very serious diseases that were once almost entirely eradicated are popping up even in the western world. What are we supposed to make of all of this?
The latest outbreak that is making headlines all over the globe has happened in China. According to a British news source, there have been 35 confirmed cases of a disease called “Langya henipavirus” so far…
Cases of a “deadly” virus on the rise in eastern China are not a cause for alarm, scientists have said amid comparisons with Covid-19.
So far, 35 cases of the disease known as Langya henipavirus (LayV), or Langya, have been confirmed among farmers in two eastern provinces of China, with no deaths reported.
We are being told that the Chinese were able to identify this outbreak very quickly thanks to “an early detection system”…
The virus, named Langya henipavirus or LayV, was found thanks to an early detection system for feverish people with a recent history of exposure to animals in eastern China. The patients — mainly farmers — also reported fatigue, cough, loss of appetite and aches, with several developing blood-cell abnormalities and signs of liver and kidney damage.
Hopefully this will not turn into something big.
And the fact that none of the victims has died so far is good news.
Because the WHO says that the family of viruses that this comes from can have “a 40-75% fatality rate”…
While none of the patients have died or suffered serious illness, it’s a virus that hasn’t infected human beings prior to this outbreak … so there are a lot of unknowns.
Being under the Henipavirus umbrella, it has the potential to do some serious damage … WHO data classifies Henipavirus with a 40-75% fatality rate.
Meanwhile, polio has made a comeback in the United States.
This wasn’t supposed to happen.
Our country was declared polio free in 1979, and there had not been a single case that had originated in the U.S. since that time.
But now there has been a case where an individual has been paralyzed by polio in New York, and we are being warned that there could be “hundreds” of other cases…
Hundreds could have polio after an adult in the New York City metro area caught the virus and suffered paralysis last month, the state’s top health official said this week.
New York state Health Commissioner Mary Bassett warned that the confirmed polio case in an unvaccinated adult, coupled with the detection of the virus in sewage outside the nation’s largest city, could indicate a bigger outbreak is underway.
It turns out that polio has also been detected in sewage in London, and this has prompted the UK to begin a large scale vaccination program for children…
Children living in London will be offered an extra dose of the polio vaccine following the discovery of poliovirus in sewage in the British capital, health authorities announced Wednesday.
The UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation said a targeted inactivated polio vaccine booster dose should be offered to all children between the ages of 1 and 9 in all London boroughs.
Polio is a truly horrifying disease.
Once you understand what it can do to someone, you would not wish it on your worst enemy.
According to the WHO, polio can lead to “irreversible paralysis” in some cases, and a certain percentage of those that get paralyzed will eventually die…
One in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis. Among those paralysed, 5–10% die when their breathing muscles become immobilized.
Of course this article would not be complete without an update on the monkeypox pandemic.
The number of cases continues to rise at an exponential rate. It is being reported that the disease has now spread to 93 different countries, and the total number of confirmed cases has now risen to 32,824.
Authorities are telling us that so far it has been primarily spreading among men that have sex with other men.
But that is not the only way that it spreads…
Generally, the monkeypox virus transmits through direct touch, close-range respiratory droplets over a prolonged time, and through contact with highly contaminated materials, such as bed linens and clothes that have touched people’s skin lesions. Overall, the lesions are considered the primary concern, as they are teeming with virions.
The virus can also transmit from a pregnant person to a fetus. Infections during pregnancy can lead to complications, congenital defects, and stillbirths.
An increasing number of women and children are getting infected, and we are being told that there is a risk of spread in any settings where large numbers of people get together…
“It was only a matter of time” before monkeypox made it to congregate settings, a pediatric infectious disease specialist told Fortune, after Illinois state officials announced Friday that a day care worker had been diagnosed with the smallpox-related virus.
“There is definitely potential for spread of monkeypox” in day cares, schools, college campuses, prisons, and other similar settings, said Dr. Alexandra Brugler Yonts, an infectious disease specialist at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C.
For now, nobody in the health community is suggesting any sort of lockdowns to help prevent the spread of this disease.
Let us hope that it stays that way.
Unfortunately, what we are witnessing right now is just the beginning.
As I write this article, mad scientists all over the globe are monkeying around with some of the most virulent pathogens that have ever existed.
In many of those cases, they are purposely trying to make those pathogens even more deadly.
It is way too easy for an “accident” to happen, and once a bug gets loose it can spread all over the planet very rapidly.
For years I have been persistently warning that we would be entering a time of great pestilences, and now we are here.
I know that a lot of people out there would really love to “return to normal”, but that isn’t going to happen.
Crazy scientists are going to continue to try to “play god” in their secret labs, and outbreaks of deadly diseases are only going to become even more common.
We live in a world that is increasingly going mad, and trying to pretend otherwise isn’t going to help anything.
Don’t Be Discouraged - Nathele Graham - firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s easy to get discouraged as we eagerly await the Rapture. To our human minds it seems as if Jesus is dragging His feet, but remember, we live in a world with many, many lost souls who need to come to the saving grace of Christ. “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9. We need to earnestly thank God for His longsuffering, and patience. I’m sure you know someone who has thus far rejected the Gospel and doesn’t see their need for Jesus. That person may be the one Jesus is waiting on. Instead of getting discouraged that He hasn’t called us Home yet, start witnessing to people. If you haven’t truly accepted His free gift of salvation, maybe He’s waiting on you.
Scripture is very clear about what the end of days will look like and the signs are all falling in place. One thing many people miss is the fact that the Rapture and the Second Coming are two separate events. As we see signs of things that will happen during the final 7 years of Earth’s history (the Tribulation), remember the Rapture precedes the Tribulation by at least seven years. That means that the Rapture is on the very near horizon. I’m excited, and I can tell from Scripture, that we are getting very close. News headlines bombard us with wars and rumors of war. The newscasters don’t really understand that these wars fulfill prophecy, but Jesus tried to comfort us and calm our fears. “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” Matthew 24:6. Mainstream news goes on and on about Russia and Ukraine, as well as China and Taiwan. The war in Ukraine is truly awful, and it’s all part of Russia’s march to the Middle East. Have you heard about the many bombs being hurled toward Israel? There’s been 1,000 of them. That’s where you need to keep your focus. That’s where the ultimate battle will take place. Before that final battle, we have more prophecies to come about. Specifically, the Rapture. The signs are all falling into place, and the Rapture could happen at any moment. Instead of being discouraged dig into Scripture and have answers for others who fear what’s happening and need encouragement. Draw closer to our Lord and let Him calm your fears and ease your discouragement Prophecy is a great witnessing tool, but it’s sadly neglected. The Apostle Peter had seen marvelous things as he followed Jesus. Miraculous things that would boggle the mind, but in his second letter, he reminds his readers that, although the things he saw were marvelous, there’s a way to be more certain about Jesus and Scripture. “We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: knowing this first that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” 2 Peter 1:19-21. Be sure you pay attention to the fact that Peter was talking about God’s prophecy and not fortune cookies or Nostradamus.
Peter was one of the disciples who approached Jesus with questions about prophecy “And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?” Mark 13:3-4. This event is also recorded the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Luke. Matthew records the questions they asked as “…Tell us, when shall these things be: and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” Matthew 24:3b. They were curious, just like we are, and I’m glad they asked. These men were still under the impression that Jesus would pull out His sword and free Israel from all oppression. That will happen, but it’s still in the future. Jesus explained to them what must come first. “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.” Matthew 24:4. Deception comes when people try to make Scripture say what they want it to say, instead of what God actually says. Remember, Peter, who was there, wrote that no prophecy is of any private interpretation. It’s all breathed by the Holy Spirit.
Jesus continued to answer the Disciple’s questions and described what life would look like as time moved towards the end. People would claim to be Christ, “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: f or all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” Matthew 24:6. All of the things Jesus said would lead to the end are happening, but most of the world is blind and have their fingers in their ears. Even Christians. There will be war between nations, but also fighting within nations. “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” Matthew 24:7-8. Brothers and sisters, as we see these things become news headlines, remember, it’s just beginning. There will be betrayal and hatred, false prophets will deceive many people and more. “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” Matthew 24:12. That word “iniquity” comes from the Greek word “anomia” and means “Contempt and violation of law, iniquity, wickedness”. Boy oh boy is this one coming to pass. There are many laws being violated. God’s law, as established in the beginning when He created all things, is being mocked. The moral law is being violated. Here’s a fact that people are willfully ignoring. God created man, then He took woman out of man. There isn’t any room for speculation on that. Nobody can choose their gender, so “gender confusion” is not a reality, but a mental disorder. Yet, there is a group of Christ-rejecting people going to schools and teaching the teachers how to encourage the children to become whatever gender they want as well as training how to teach the children to hide it from their parents. Today I heard that in the little community in which I live, some students are convinced they are dogs. Instead of confronting the child with truth and dealing with the mental problem, it’s acceptable for that child to wear a dog collar and be led on a leash. Litter boxes are in place for the “dogs” to use. I looked it up online, and this is happening everywhere. Signs of the times? You bet. Parents, if at all possible, homeschool your children with a Christian based curriculum. You may have to give up a luxury or two, but your child’s eternal soul is worth it. “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6. It is the parent’s responsibility to teach their children.
“But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matthew 24:37. What were the days of Noe (Noah) like? Many Bible “scholars” would have us believe that Seth’s sons married Cain’s daughters and so God got really mad and destroyed the entire Creation. Wrong. When you study Genesis 6, you’ll find that fallen angels were mating with human women in order to corrupt God’s creation. Genetic manipulation was corrupting everything. The only thing God could do was destroy all that was corrupted. Noah and his family were genetically pure. “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.” Genesis 6:8-9. The word “perfect” doesn’t mean he was sinless, but that he wasn’t corrupted. Today there is much genetic manipulation happening. Do a study on this subject, and you will be shocked at how it’s infiltrating everything we eat and our health. Honor God in all you do. When you walk with God, you will follow His ways.
So many signs are manifesting today. Matthew isn’t the only one who wrote about signs, The Old Testament prophets wrote about the end times. Daniel is very clear in what he wrote, Ezekiel wrote about the dry bones coming together (the final rebirth of Israel which has been fulfilled) and the final war that is yet to come, Isaiah contains prophecy about the end times, and many of the Psalms are prophetic. This is just a quick sample of where to look in the Old Testament for prophecy; it’s enlightening to search Scripture. The New Testament also is clear as to what signs to look for, and the truth that the Rapture will happen prior to the Tribulation. Many pastors won’t teach on prophecy, and that is a sad comment upon the quality of the rest of their teaching. Scripture seems to be secondary to funny jokes, secular “authorities”, and whatever sport happens to be in season. Many of our pulpits are filled with false teachers and they will be held accountable when they stand before Jesus. That, too, is a sign that we are at the end. According to Revelation chapter 3, the last of the church age will be evidenced by Jesus not being welcome into the midst of the congregation. “Behold I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20. If your pastor isn’t preaching the pure word of God, then he isn’t feeding the flock properly. There’s no reason for you to starve. If you have a Bible, you need to study it. God knew that in these last days there would be pastors who tickle ears and fear losing government tax exemptions, more than they respect and honor God’s truth. “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD and they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it:” Amos 8:11-12. People crave God’s word, but will look in all the wrong places to find it if the pastor leaves them empty. Don’t look to Eastern Mysticism, or any false doctrine, but look to Scripture and feed on God’s truth for yourself.
Don’t be discouraged, but look for ways that you can work for Christ while there is still time. “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” John 9:4. Jesus knew that He had much work to do before He allowed Himself to be crucified. He taught His disciples and led by example. When He was crucified, and risen from the dead, He sent the Holy Spirit to indwell all of us who truly have placed our faith in Jesus. While we are still in the world, we need to share God’s truth. Arm yourself with God’s armor, and study Scripture. “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15. Christians will soon be taken Home in the Rapture and we need to work for the Kingdom while we can.
Don’t be discouraged. The King is coming and you don’t want to be caught pouting or sleeping. There’s work to be done, so get busy.
God bless you all,
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Daily Jot: The Enforcer - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
Americans should be outraged at the abuse of power demonstrated by the Biden Administration’s Justice Department. This week’s very public raid on former president Donald Trump’s home ostensibly over some documents that somebody thinks should be in the National Archives is a dire signal to all who wish to remain free. It cannot be said enough. This show of force can be applied to anyone who opposes these usurpers of Liberty and destroyers of the Constitution. Combined with the passage of the misnamed Inflation Reduction Act, which funds the addition of 87,000 IRS agents and sets up a green energy enforcement structure, is hammering nails in the coffin of this Republic.
Case in point is a letter IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig sent to senators on August 4. He wrote: “These resources are absolutely not about increasing audit scrutiny on small businesses or middle-income Americans. As we’ve been planning, our investment of these enforcement resources is designed around the Department of the Treasury’s directive that audit rates will not rise relative to recent years for households making under $400,000. Other resources will be invested in employees and IT systems that will allow us to better serve all taxpayers, including small businesses and middle-income taxpayers. Enhanced IT systems and taxpayer service will actually mean that honest taxpayers will be better able to comply with the tax laws, resulting in a lower likelihood of being audited and a reduced burden on them.”
You don’t take $80 billion dollars to add 87,000 enforcement agents to police just 1.8% of taxpayers, something that is already done mostly by computer. In fact, the Inflation Reduction Act raises taxes on small businesses and corporations, which will in turn, raise the cost of goods and services and lower every American’s disposable income. And there will be an additional 87,000 enforcers to invade your privacy and keep you in line. This is soft tyranny in the very least. Alexis de Tocqueville defines soft tyranny in his book Democracy in America, Volume II (1840): “It [the government] covers the surface of society with a network of small, complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd.”
He writes, “The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence: it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.” Ephesians 6:12-13 says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against power, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Can you see/feel the specter of the enforcer? Soft tyranny is evil. Stand against it.
Daily Devotion: The Key to Resisting Temptation - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. —James 1:12
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/the-key-to-resisting-temptation-2/ - Listen
I often overfill the hard drive on my computer because I never throw a photograph away. I have so many pictures of my family, especially my grandkids. I keep them all. Every now and then when I’m trying to open a document, a little message pops up on the screen saying the hard drive is full. I have to empty the trash and delete a few things.
Wouldn’t it be great if our minds were so full of the Word of God that when the Ddvil comes with his enticements, he would see a little sign that says the hard drive is full?
Temptation generally comes to us in the mind. It comes as a thought. It sort of knocks on the door of the imagination. It has been said that you can’t stop a bird from flying over your head, but you can stop him from building a nest in your hair.
The key is to know the Word of God. In fact, it’s a great thing to memorize the Word of God. The psalmist said, “Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You” (Psalm 119:11 NKJV).
When the devil tempted Jesus in the wilderness, Jesus responded by quoting Scripture. He occupied ground that every Christian can occupy. Jesus shows us how to resist temptation—and yes, temptation can be resisted.
The Bible says, “Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him” (James 1:12 NKJV). Temptation can be resisted. The word blessed used in this verse means “happy.” If you want to be a happy person, then guard your mind. Say no to temptation, and say yes to God.
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