Joe Biden and Pope Francis both call for a New World Order - by pastor Mike Taylor - https://pastormiketaylor.blogspot.com/2022/11/joe-biden-and-pope-francis-calls-for.html
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.” (Revelation 14:9-11)
I've had people email me with questions concerning the topic of the coming Beast power and this “mark of the beast”. One lady asked me “can you unwittingly take the mark, and not know that you just did?”
Another person framed his question around the acceptance of the Mark of the Beast and a 'paradox' he sees facing those who might accept it under coercion, when he asked:
“is it something God will forgive, if you are forced into taking this mark because you are fearful for the safety of your family, your kids, or the life of your spouse?”
These both are good questions for those who are fearful of the coming Tribulation and are afraid they will go through this time of devastation that will come upon the whole earth. To answer them, we must go to the source of our learning of this most important question, your Bible. First and foremost, the pope in Roman and our present "idiot in chief" are pushing for New World Order in the mantra of " Climate Change". The elite are pushing for 10 regions of power that will be run by dictators and will give their allegiance to "ONE MAN".
Secondly, the mark of the Beast is not just an economic ability to continue some form of life, some liberty, and some form of happiness by being able to do business in a Beast power run One World government system.
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:
17And 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.” (Revelation 13:16-17)
Besides being a symbol of economic participation, the Mark of the Beast is first and foremost a worship system. So now, we have crossed over from the material to the spiritual.
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.
15And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” (Revelation 13:14-15)
One must understand, that by taking the “mark” you have just joined the demonic church of the Anti-Christ and have promised allegiance to him and to worship at his feet.
But the bible makes it plain that you cannot serve two masters. You will either hate the one and love the other. You can't have it both ways. Jesus made it plain in the 16th chapter of Luke:
10 “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
11If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
12And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?
13No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” (Luke 16:10-13)
To the question of whether or not accepting the Mark to save a life is paradoxical, James answers that question with a question of his own:
"14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin." (James 4:14-17)
Mortal men have a concept of what life is on this earth. But with that in mind, there are two distinct and separate understandings of 'life' at work here. There is our understanding of life in the physical, under which one might be tempted to take the Mark of the Beast, say to save one's child or spouse.
Then there is God's understanding of life. Physical life is granted to us so that we can choose where we will spend eternity. Will we spend it with God through His Son, Jesus Christ, or will we be separated for all eternity away from the source of life? Our physical life was given to us, each of us, for one purpose. That purpose is what will you do with the God/man, Jesus Christ? Will you accept His free gift of salvation or will you reject it?
Going back to the title of this message, the Pope in Roman is pushing for a religious order built on the Anti-Christ. Same as the present POTUS that is pushing for One World Economic position to draw all into one order ruled by 1o men, the by the Anti-Christ.
EVERYONE WANT TO GO HEAVEN, BUT NOBODY WANTS TO DIE
Obviously, in the physical realm, the choice between life and death is a hard choice to make. The physical man wants to live as long as he can. It's called a sympathetic nervous system response, or “fight or flight”...it is part of our humanity, our DNA if you will. Our spiritual choice of where we want to spend eternity must take precedence over the physical aspect of our earthly self in the physical realm. Each of us are given the freedom to choose...in this case, choose wisely, choose Jesus.
But is the Bible specific concerning the choice to accept the Mark of the Beast and worship his image? As the opening verses that began this message confirms, the decision to take the mark of the beast has eternal consequences for that person's soul.
In actuality, there really is no paradox here, as it is the same choice that was given by Joshua to the nation of Israel when they entered into the promise land:
"And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." (Joshua 24:15)
It has been the same in any pagan empire when men were made to choose to worship or not to worship a ruling dictator even from ancient times. During the time of the Roman Empire, whole families were thrown to the lions because they refused to worship Caesar as a god. Every year the people under Roman rule were commanded to come before an idol of the current Caesar and burn incense to him and worship at the feet of this idol and proclaim Caesar, their god. Those who failed to do this act, which was required once a year, were condemned as disloyal to the Roman Empire and were killed in martyrdom by whatever heinous way that the Roman authorities could dream up. It was usually in the Colosseum in Rome for their blood sport games. What will be the condemnation in this modern era of those who will not worship at the feet of One Dictator of the whole world?
Now that is not an easy choice to make because of our “fight or flight” nervous system that wants to preserve our lives and the lives of our loved ones at any cost.
Those who accept a martyr's death are promised a crown, but nowhere does the Bible grant an exemption for those who reject Jesus, coercion notwithstanding. Not in the Church Age, and not during the Tribulation.
"Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it." (Luke 17:33)
In Matthew, Jesus gave His disciples, and us, this warning:
24 “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”(Matthew 16:23-25)
THE TRIBULATION IS ON THE HORIZON
Everyone who listens to the news knows something strange is happening in our world right now. We have never seen Bible prophecy come together so quickly, as it is right now. Here in the land of the free, and home of the brave, our freedoms are under attack, and the rest of the world is falling sway for the beginning of a New World order. I looked online for these symptoms of a coming One World Government and its cohort of a One World Religion and none of us have seen these details facing every one of us who live upon this earth.
ONE WORLD RELIGION TO BE PROPOSED THIS MAY
It is reported that in May of this year, the “pope” in Rome made a push for a One World religion...
Some have claimed this Pope is trying to establish ONE WORLD RELIGION to facilitate his globalist beliefs.
Pope Francis claims that we are all meeting God in different ways? ( DC Clothesline and DC Dirty Laundry)
Is the Pope, the false prophet?
“The so-called Coronavirus Pandemic” Crisis:
If crisis is a means by which Democrats achieve their political ends — and it is; just think of their famous “never let a crisis go to waste” playbook — then imagine what coronavirus means to the globalists.
What a dizzying opportunity for them to achieve massive goals.
This is new world order time.
Not only is America’s economy crashing. Not only have the world’s producers come to a grinding halt. But citizens are in fear. They don’t know who or what to believe. They’re hunkering in homes, at government’s order. Police are in the streets, enforcing quarantines due to this Coronavirus.
Churches have closed their doors — some of ‘em, because they face the threat of fines and court action if they don’t. (The Washington Times)
A former British Prime Minister has called for the creation of a global government to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
Contemplating the emerging financial crisis, Brown believes that there should be advocacy for the emerging world markets within the G20 countries through his proposed global taskforce.
“We need some sort of working executive,” he said. (can you say Anti-Christ?)
“If I were doing it again, I would make the G20 a broader organization because in the current circumstances you need to listen to the countries that are most affected, the countries that are making a difference and countries where there is the potential for a massive number of people to be affected – such as those in Africa.”
Forced Vaccination of ID 2020
The ID 2020 alliance has launched a new digital identity program at its annual summit in New York, in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh, vaccine alliance Gavi, and new partners in government, academia, and humanitarian relief.
The program to leverage immunization as an opportunity to establish digital identity was unveiled by ID2020 in partnership with the Bangladesh Government’s Access to Information (a2i) Program, the Directorate General of Health Services, and Gavi, according to the announcement.
Digital identity is a computerized record of who a person is, stored in a registry. It is used, in this case, to keep track of who has received vaccination.
“Digital identities and access systems are foundational elements of our shared digital future. They offer tremendous opportunities for individuals and society, especially for those without formal ID. ... It is critical to deliberate on who should create, control and benefit from people's identity information”
Being produced and pushed by none other than Bill Gates, former owner of Microsoft. On that website, it says this:
“Our digital activity increasingly parallels our real-world activity. Participation in the modern economy, the ability to buy and sell, attain employment, healthcare, social services and more are virtually impossible without a digital identity. In May of 2016, at the United Nations Headquarters in NY, ID2020, an alliance of governments, non-profits, academia, over 150 private sector companies and 11 United Nations agencies collaborated on how to provide a unique digital identity to everyone on the planet.”
4.AGENDA 2030 and SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.
then, not the least of which we have discussed, the deployment of Sustainable Development, and Agenda 2030 to control every man and woman on this planet to prevent “Climate Change” problems and proposing “depopulation” of the planet. This was the speech that the present Pope in Rome delivered at the U.N. and continues to push the mantra of a global government ruled by One Man....the Anti-Christ.
5. Enforcement of mandatory Coronavirus Vaccine:
With Bill Gates stepping down from Microsoft and putting all his resources for the ID2020 alliance in December they will include chips in mandatory vaccines. Interesting how the virus came just shortly after this event, but no one is talking about it. I believe the coronavirus is real, but not a natural virus. The thought of having to do a mandatory vaccine with an ID chip makes me very fearful. Mandatory vaccines of the future I believe to kill our immune system and depopulate us. They won’t let you buy anything, travel or drive without this vaccine. Denmark is already enforcing it on the public. Not only privacy concerns but this can't be good for our health and immune system. We will be extremely susceptible to disease? Like it makes me feel like taking care of my health will do nothing now because of this vaccine coming. I’m not even an anti-vaxxer or a conspiracy theorist. But this freaks me out so much. I legit couldn't sleep last night with these fears. I also hear Bill Gates is an advocate for depopulation on a deep level. I am torn on what to believe and need some rational thinking here.” (TeamBlind.com)
Noting that winter influenza kills more people than this Coronavirus has ever done, why the big push for vaccinations? Especially since they have been rapidly produced and not tested for safety on animals, or humans. Could the vaccine be more dangerous than this so-called “Pandemic”?
Note also, that the proof of vaccinations will be a “tattoo” on your right arm....haven't heard it being in you forehead YET!....but is this the run-up to the “mark of the beast”?
THE END OF THE AGE, CLOSE AT HAND.
There is a terrible conflict in progress between God and the devil. It has raged through the centuries since Lucifer, heaven's most powerful angel, rebelled against God. With the angels who joined him, he attempted to overcome God and seize control of the universe. God and the loyal angels had no choice but to eject Lucifer and his angels from heaven. Lucifer, who became known as the devil and Satan, was infuriated. His determination to destroy God and control the universe has grown with every passing year. Amazingly, he has won the support of the vast majority of earth's people in his rebellion. The Lord also asks for people's loyalty and support, but He leaves all free to choose. Soon every person on earth will have aligned with either Satan or God.
This will become more of a choice between good and evil in the coming time known as the Tribulation, or Jacobs troubles in this close of the Age of Grace we now live in.
If you think that the world is in chaos now, wait until tens of millions of people suddenly vanish from this planet, in what is well known as the coming Rapture of the Church, the True Church of the Living God, or the Bride of our Lord Jesus.
6 “And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” (2nd Thessalonians 2:6-10)
SATAN WILL BE UNLEASHED DURING THE TRIBULATION.
Satan from the beginning of time, and the creation of mankind, has been restrained from doing anything against God's creation unless he was allowed. Even though Satan is the “prince and power of the air” and the “god of this world”, Almighty God, Jehovah, God our Father has held back complete, unbridled evil to fill the Lord God's creation. Our God has used Satan as an instrument of free choice...our own free will to choose evil or to choose good, since man fell and sin began to reign in our world. God created a free moral agent with a will to love God without coercion of any sort.
So those who enter this time of extreme temptation with the possibility of the loss of their life all around them, will have free will choices to make that most certainly will affect their eternal destination. All who choose to take the mark of the beast and align themselves with Satan and his minion on earth, the Anti-Christ will save their physical life for a short time, but they will lose their eternal soul to a devil's hell to be tormented by separation from a Holy God and the Author of anything that is good in this life, or the next.
It won't be by mistake, or slight of hand to take this mark without full conscious knowledge of what you are doing.
HOW IS A PERSON SAVED DURING THIS TIME THEN?
As a companion question along with the mark of beast inquiry, I'm also asked then who can be saved and how?
To answer that question, it would seem that it is just the same as during the Age of Grace that we are now in. They will be saved by grace through faith, but that is not exactly accurate during the time when the Holy Spirit is withdrawn to Pre-Pentecostal manifestation and this coming seven-year period when the Age of Grace has ended with the removal of the Bride of Christ in the rapture.
The Tribulation is the final unfulfilled week of the Age of the Law or the final week of Daniel's 70 week of years. It will be a return to the Old Testament revelation of God's Spirit dealing with men on an individual basis, but not sealing them, as the church is sealed in this age of Grace , and as the 144,000 Jewish evangelist are sealed during the Tribulation.
Revelation Chapter 7 describes an event so unique that Jesus devotes an entire chapter to its discussion. It describes a special 'sealing' of "the servants of our God in their foreheads."
3”Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
4And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.”(Revelation 7:3-4)
These 'servants of God' are twelve thousand Jewish male virgins chosen from each of the twelve tribes of Israel -- 144,000 in all. They are unique from all other men and women during this period known as the tribulation.
They are sealed in a miraculous manner, by the direct intervention of God, in exactly the same way Church Age believers are, through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. They are forever sealed for future glory and are given a deposit of God's Holy Spirit, as Paul spoke of in Ephesians:
13 “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
14Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:13-14)
During this time, the 144,000 Jewish evangelists are sealed with God's Holy Spirit, just the same as Christians are sealed during the Church Age, the Age of Grace. But it is not so with anyone else who may be saved during this time of the coming tribulation. As the Holy Spirit has been withdrawn liken to the time of King David or the prophets who were selected in who God's Holy Spirit indwelt in Old Testament times. And by extension, you can also loose it during this period as God's Holy Spirit was selective during Old Testament times because Christ had not been sacrificed yet. During this time, salvation will be most easily lost, because of unbridled evil and persecution during which many will be martyred and seek to save their own life...goes back to that “fight or flight” phenomenon that man possesses.
During this time of this great temptation and evil that has taken control of the earth, everything and near everyone is evil beyond your wildest imagination, there will be believers in the Tribulation who will succumb to the Antichrist's coercion and accept his mark to save their families and their own lives. And Scripture is clear that those who do are forever lost.
Those who become believers will be saved by faith in Christ by enduring until the end, as in the Church Age, but without the guarantee of eternal security or the automatic indwelling of the Holy Spirit. That is why Jesus spoke that this time will be worst that mankind has ever seen and if the time was not shortened, “no flesh would be saved.” (Matthew 24:22)
WARNING TO THOSE THIS SIDE OF THE TRIBULATION
Those of you that have heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as has been preached nearly world-wide and has permeated just about every nook and cranny of every country in the nations, but many scoff at the message and refuse to turn away from their sinful lifestyle here in the USA and around the world. Many were not taught by their parents, much to the abdication of duty what parents are supposed to do by bringing up their children in the admonition of the Lord. But maybe those parents weren't taught either, but learned the sin of the world on their own and reveled in that sin and allowed the same for their children.
You all will be thrown headlong into a time of great temptation and evil that will abound. With the effort of the 144, 000 Jewish evangelist, the two witnesses at the Temple Mount proclaiming the Gospel, many will be saved, but their very lives and their salvation will be in danger. Conversely, many will refuse and have pleasure in their unrighteousness. Those actually saved can still lose their salvation, and if not, their very lives in martyrdom because of their being steadfast in the belief in the Lord Jesus Christ, but what did Jesus warn those who enter into this time?
9 “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
10And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” (Matthew 24:9-13)
Many will be saved, but many will continue in the unrighteousness along with those who are confused and wonder what just happened when millions of people suddenly vanished from the earth. God will send them a strong delusion:
10 “And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2nd Thessalonians 2:10-12)
As I've warned in many past sermons, many still wonder who the “HE” is in verse 7 of 2nd Thessalonians chp. 2 quoted above in this message. The popular solutions to the identity of the restrainer is that the man of lawlessness is being held back from unhindered evil on earth. Then what is holding back or restraining evil in this world and when taken out of the way, will allow the “man of sin” to reveal himself, but not until then? Many postulate wrongly that its Michael the ark angel, some other angelic being, or some spiritual/political person on the earth (I've heard many bizarre explanations of who the restrainer is), but there is only one Power on earth that has been holding back the complete takeover of the earth by Satan's minions, and that is the Holy Spirit of God that dwells within every born again believer alive on this earth in the past and in the present. When that POWER, the Holy Spirit along with those He indwells is removed, then God's Spirit will “step back” and allow evil to take hold of this world like no human has ever seen.
Then all those who are so unfortunate to enter this time will have two choices in front of them. They will either choose Satan and the man he indwells, the Anti-Christ and take his mark, or choose Jesus Christ the Son of God. There is no other choice. Many will be deluded into believing a lie. Some will see through the lies and believe what the 144,000 Jewish Evangelist are preaching and believe by faith. Their faith will be sorely tested to endure until the end. Picture yourself trying to endure unrelenting torture, or the butchering of your wife or kids right before your eyes. It will be much pressure on those who come to Christ during this period, because evil men will use every tool that have to get to to recant and take the mark and worship the Anti-Christ.
12 “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” (Matthew 24:12-14)
And the world will be extremely evil place where people will betray their own family members:
“ Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.” (Luke 12:53)
I know I am describing a most horrible existence that anyone should want to avoid at all cost. There is coming a time in the near future when what I'm talking about will be up close and personal for every human being left on this planet. Suddenly and without any warning, millions of people will vanish off of the face of the earth. Many will scoff and say that we believe an escape hatch to avoid the coming persecution and tribulation that shall cover this whole world, because much like a Catholic purgatory, they believe we will all have to go through this time of God's wrath along with an insane dictator hunting down all who refuse his mark, or his worship. But I prefer to believe that instead of an escape, we receive “VICTORY IN JESUS”. Instead of the wrath of God that will come down on this earth, we are promised a victory from the wrath of God and evil to come by the Beast power.
6 “Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
7For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
8But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
9For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
10Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.” (1st Thessalonians 5:6-10)
And our glorified Lord God, Jesus Christ proclaimed to John the Apostle in Revelation.
“10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
11, Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. (Revelation 3:10)
Our Lord promised those of us who accept His free gift of salvation by believing on Him, by faith and trusting Him as the Son of God, and our Redeemer who paid the price for our eternal life by His perfect sacrifice on a Roman cross, will not see the coming wrath of God, but will be kept from that hour. Or will you see the coming Tribulation with the heinous Anti-Christ, Satan indwelling within this man, because of your unbelief?
The beginning of Tribulation is an event that will come without warning, and the removal of the church will be in an instant:
51 "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal mustput on immortality.
54So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” (1st Corinthians 15:51-55)
There is only one way to avoid something so horrible that I am describing and it is found in One Person, the Lord Jesus Christ. It boils down to the Gospel message and the promises laid down in your bible, that each of us have to believe in our heart of hearts, by faith not by sight. Jesus is our only Hope and all other ways are false and lead to damnation. As Jesus proclaimed:
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)
“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.” (John 3:16)
As the Apostle Peter proclaimed concerning Jesus:
"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
Many who be reading this message, may have heard this message all your life, but have failed to make a decision for your eternal destiny and your salvation. May I ask you, “What are you waiting for?”...Your life is but a vapor. It could end tomorrow. You were born to make that decision either for or against accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior. To continue in rebellion against a Holy God, by continuing to try and save yourself, will lead all who think such foolishness to experience what I briefly have outlined and confirmed in God's Holy Word. The other side of God's Age of Grace and the free gift of His only Begotten Son for your salvation is a time of unspeakable horror and the coming of the mark of the beast. Will you survive its evil? Maybe, but probably not.
8 “But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:8-13)
This is Pastor Mike Taylor, praying your deliverance from a most evil period in mankind's history coming to all who miss taking God's free gift found in Jesus Christ, my Lord....if you need prayer, counseling, or just a listening, friendly ear..email me at firstname.lastname@example.org , God bless you all, TILL WE MEET AT JESUS FEET
The End Of The Retail Industry As We Know It Today - by Michael Snyder - http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/the-end-of-the-retail-industry-as-we-know-it-today/
Will this be the last “somewhat normal” holiday season for U.S. retailers? Normally, the holiday season is the most profitable time of the year for our retailers, but it has become clear that holiday spending is going to be way down in 2022. Meanwhile, there are a couple of long-term trends that won’t be going away any time soon that are squeezing the life out of the industry from both sides. If those long-term trends cannot be reversed, we will soon see a lot more decaying buildings with boarded up windows where thriving retail establishments once existed. The health of the retail industry is critical to the health of the overall U.S. economy, and right now the outlook for the future of the industry is not good.
Earlier today, I came across a brand new survey that discovered that more than a third of all Americans “plan to spend less on holiday shopping in 2022”…
As inflation forces consumers to spend more on gas and groceries, about 1 in 3 Americans (34%) plan to spend less on holiday shopping in 2022 than they did last year, according to a new Clever Real Estate poll of 1,000 Americans.
Retailers have taken notice, hosting holiday sales earlier than normal and ratcheting up discounts to move merchandise. Stores want to draw attention to deals now before Americans decide to cut back further on nonessential spending — especially when 58% of the country already reports feeling worried about finances.
This is yet another sign that we are heading into a very serious economic slowdown, and it is extremely troubling news for our major retailers.
In fact, Target is publicly admitting that it has been forced to “lower its expectations” as we head into the holiday season…
Target’s profit fell by around 50% in its fiscal third quarter as it cleared through unwanted inventory and sales slowed heading into the holidays, prompting the company to lower its expectations for retailers’ most important time of year.
If all the industry was facing was a tough year or two, most retailers could survive that.
Unfortunately, there are a couple of long-term trends that are currently plaguing the industry that aren’t going to go away for the foreseeable future.
First of all, we are witnessing a tsunami of retail theft that just keeps getting worse year after year.
If you can believe it, Target just admitted that theft from their stores will “reduce our gross margin by more than $600 million for the full year”…
The discount retailer told reporters on a call to discuss its third quarter earnings results that inventory shrinkage — or the disappearance of merchandise — has reduced its gross profit margin by $400 million so far in 2022 compared to 2021.
“At Target, year-to-date, incremental shortage has already reduced our gross margin by more than $400 million vs. last year,” Target CFO Michael Fiddelke said on the earnings call, “and we expect it will reduce our gross margin by more than $600 million for the full year.”
We aren’t just talking about somebody stealing a few candy bars.
600 million dollars is an enormous amount of money.
And a spokesperson for Target is attributing the bulk of the losses to “organized retail crime”…
A Target spokesperson told Yahoo Finance via email after the call the shrinkage was mostly specifically attributed to “organized retail crime.”
At this point, organized retail crime has become a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States.
Highly sophisticated gangs of thieves are robbing our retailers blind all over the country, and things are particularly bad in states such as California where penalties for shoplifting are extremely soft…
This isn’t just a problem at big-box retailers, either. The California Retailers Association has decried the rampant theft, which is hurting Golden State businesses small and large. Theft has gotten so bad in some parts of San Francisco that it is beyond belief.
“I’m new to San Francisco,” Times journalist Thomas Fuller told a grocery store clerk shortly after moving to the city. “Is it optional to pay for things here?” It sounds like an absurd thing to ask, but Fuller explains that he was genuinely forced to wonder what was going on after he witnessed people walk into Walgreens and Safeway, grab stuff, and walk out.
Shoplifting is a crime against all of us, because more of our favorite stores are being forced to shut down with each passing day.
Unfortunately, there is not an easy solution to this crisis. The moral foundation of our society is steadily rotting away all around us, and that means that even more young people are likely to pick organized retail crime as a “career choice” in the years ahead.
Meanwhile, the stunning decline of the middle class is also a trend that is really hurting our retailers.
As I detailed in a previous article, half of all workers in the United States made less than $3,133 a month last year.
Needless to say, you can’t live a middle class lifestyle in America today on just $3,133 a month.
More people are falling out of the middle class each month, and one recent survey found that close to two-thirds of all Americans are now living paycheck to paycheck…
According to a LendingClub survey, the number of Americans living paycheck to paycheck is nearing record levels.
As of September, 63% of Americans were living paycheck to paycheck. That’s just one percentage point below the record high of 64% last spring. To put it into perspective, the number of people feeling this kind of strain a year ago was around 57%.
Once upon a time, most Americans had at least some discretionary income to spend, and life was good for our major retailers.
But now all of that has changed.
On top of everything else, a major economic slowdown is staring us in the face, and prominent companies all over the nation are now laying off workers.
Sadly, it appears that list will soon include Disney…
The company that once defined family entertainment is going from media giant to epic failure, suffering over $1.4 billion in streaming losses and a stock drop of around 39% for the year. And, it would appear that these financial declines are inevitably leading to employee layoffs.
Disney has put a freeze on hiring, it is limited employee travel and is also reviewing workers for efficiency with plans to introduce cuts as a means to make the company “more nimble.”
We live in such troubled times, and things are only going to get more difficult in 2023 and beyond.
So I would encourage you to enjoy your favorite retail stores while you still can.
Because as conditions continue to get even harsher for our retailers, many of them will soon be forced to close their doors for the last time.
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Nearing Midnight: The Left’s Meltdown Over Elon Musk’s Purchase of Twitter – Todd Strandberg - https://www.raptureready.com/category/nearing-midnight/
The purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk has caused a huge uproar in the liberal media. Anita Chabria, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, made the unintentionally funny statement by saying, “Elon Musk made it official — democracy is on life support.”
Chabria claims to be a “firm free speech supporter,” but then she rages on about how a now “unmoderated Twitter may be the tipping point of democracy if we don’t do something quickly.” Her thinking implies that we need to act like Nazis to prevent other Nazis from taking control.
Hank Green once said, “A lot of people who say they want ‘free speech’ actually just want to be the one in charge of which speech is free.”
She made all kinds of wild claims, but this one is the nuttiest: “Within 24 hours of Musk taking over the site, the use of the N-word increased 500%, according to the Network Contagion Research Institute — though Musk claims its moderation policies have not yet changed. Hate has found its home in the middle of our public square.”
Elon Musk has never made a racist remark. The real reason why the use of the N-word is up 500% is that trolls are posting it to test the limits on free speech. Chabria is grasping at straws and could be looking at a potential defamation suit. As the world’s richest man, Musk has the resources to take this dingbat to court.
The left still controls about 90% of all social media platforms, and Twitter is now owned by a guy that has always voted Democrat until this midterm election. Musk has the crazy idea of not wanting to ban all the people on the right.
About three years ago, Twitter shadow-banned me for my political views, and I don’t even know what I said or did to get blackballed. I may have looked at too many of Donald Trump’s tweets. I find all social media sites a huge waste of time.
I ran across a post by a guy named Tom Elliott. He said, “Hey friends, just back from another suspension. As I’ve documented for some time now, @Twitter is targeting me because I’m an effective conservative journalist who frequently undermines political causes their far-left staff is endeavoring to advance.”
There must be a small army of reporters that reads everything that Musk posts. There was an uproar over a tweet that he posted on odd things about the hammer attack on Paul Pelosi. The attacker was in his underwear; the broken glass was on the outside of the door; there is now reporting that Pelosi met the police at the back door, and the San Francisco District Attorney refuses to release any body-cam video. Musk deleted the tweet, but he was guilty of posting “anti-LGBTQ garbage” and “storylines of hate and conspiracy.”
If Paul Pelosi had picked David DePape at a local gay bar and things got weird, we will probably never find out. The now-fired old Twitter staff would have quickly killed any post that had solid information that was pointing in that direction. I don’t care about Mr. Pelosi’s sex life. If Nancy’s allies are going to politicize the actions of a homeless drug addict and BLM supporter as the action of a right-wing hitman, then the truth needs to come out.
Now that Elon Musk owns Twitter, the left is suddenly concerned that Tesla is the only US car manufacturer operating domestically that does not use trade unions. None of the company’s more than 100,000 employees are able to officially bargain over wages and conditions collectively. Musk has defended this model as modern and touted generous salaries and stock options as enough to keep workers happy.
There is one indication that the Biden administration’s free ride with Twitter is at least partly coming to an end. The White House has recently posted a tweet that praised Biden in his leadership for creating the largest increase in social security benefits. Twitter posted a clarification that said the increase was driven by inflation cost of living increases. Because inflation is so high, social security checks need to be higher to keep people from losing spending power.
Several years ago, I wrote an article that promised a great fortune to anyone that created a news site that was conservative. Since the left controls 95% of the media, any news site that is solidly on the right would have a guaranteed audience. In a way, Musk has taken up my challenge, but I’m not sure he is going to see the reward I promised. We are clearly very close to the tribulation hour, so I fear Musk’s attempt at freedom with Twitter is going to be short-lived.
“Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place” (Ephesians 6:14).
AMERIKA – Bill Perkins - https://compass.org/amerika/
Well, as we feared, the cheating in the last election was huge. For example, in Pennsylvania they’re saying the big Red Wave was cancelled out by a big White Wave…referring to the tens of thousands of early votes that came in by mail—80% for Fetterman to only 20% for Oz.(1)
And that’s the difference in the race. Without that ridiculous number of mail-in votes, Oz would have easily won.
And of course they explain this by saying the Dems did a better job at getting the early vote out. Really?
I’m betting that if they closely examined those mail-in ballots they would find most of them to be fake. But we’ll never know…it’s Amerika.
(And I don't use America substituting a "k" for a "c" lightly. I love this place. I love the life God allowed me to live for 73+ years. I just see our republic obviously slipping away. Or should it be our democracy is slipping away? Maybe our Socialist state? In worse case, our Communist state is slipping into control by something outside our borders? And we're losing our nuclear edge to Russia and China. (5) Jeepers!)
However, despite their unscrupulous ways, by the grace of God we should ultimately secure slim control of the House—but not until they're seated Jan 20, 2023. No telling what they'll do between now and then.
Something similar to the Pennsylvania Senate race happened in the Arizona Governor’s race. The longer they stretched out the counting, the worse it got for Carrie Lake.
There's an old expression, “Possession is 9/10 of the law.” So Lake has about as much chance to overturn the election as Trump did. But maybe she'll open some eyes with her protests and lawsuits. Should be interesting to follow.
You do have to be careful. If you’re an "election denier" you're labeled a domestic terrorist and could go to jail for a long time... without the possibility of a bond or a trial…like the Jan. 6 people still in jail almost two years later. Because we live in Amerika.
By now you have probably heard about a company called FTX declaring bankruptcy last week! There are a couple of interesting twists you don't want to miss.
In a nutshell, the Biden Regime sent billions of dollars to Ukraine to pay for the war against Russia.
But as it turns out, millions, maybe billions, were then sent back to the U.S. and directed into FTX and other companies run by Sam Bankman-Fried.
Bankman-Fried in turn gave millions to finance the 2022 Democrats' election needs. He was the Dems’ #2 donor, following George Soros of course. (See Chart)
Sam Bankman-Fried was on the cover of Fortune magazine just a few months ago being compared to Warren Buffett. They said his net worth was $16 billion.
Somehow FTX went from zero revenue in 2018 to trading $2.4 trillion a month in worldwide derivatives. And it attracted over one million customers!
It’s being reported that the FBI wanted to investigate FTX but was stymied by the DOJ. Hmmmm….
So last week FTX went belly-up, filing for bankruptcy just after the mid-term elections were over. Interesting timing. And billions of dollars of investors’ money is missing.
Now Bankman-Fried is being compared to Bernie Madoff and has fled the country. Some say they tracked him as far as Argentina. Who knows? If he is connected to the CIA, he’s probably safe, sort of. Like Jeffrey Epstein was safe in jail.
Hey, they have to blame someone. So did this nincompoop Bankman-Fried, who admittedly never reads anything, really take a corporation from nothing to multi-billions in revenue in 3 years? Or did he have inside help. I bet Mr. Zuckerberg could answer that one.
Should we be surprised if we find out that the Biden Regime knowingly gave billions of our tax dollars to Ukraine, to give to Bankman, who gave them back to the Democrats for their mid-term election effort? Hmmm...
If that does turn out to be true, no wonder Biden was begging for a war in Ukraine. And if it's true, do you think the Dems will have to give back those donations? I’m guessing not since we’re living in Amerika.
Adding more to this strange story is Janet Yellon. She's using the implosion of FTX to call for controls over crypto exchanges like Bitcoin. The upside to cryptocurrencies is that they're totally private. No government involvement, period.
Can't have that! With the world moving toward the Mark of the Beast, you certainly can't have the freedom of anonymous crypto coins floating around!
So what a perfect set-up for something she's been asking for since she took office. It's like she knew that all she had to do was just wait for something big to happen in the crypto world. Amerika.
Next week is when our nation gives thanks to God for all the wonderful things we share in the country in which we live. It’s truly a uniquely American holiday.
Our once-great nation is struggling now and needs our prayers more than ever. Actually, despite our recent political challenges, it’s still the best place in the world to live. So we continue to ask the Lord to change the leadership's direction.
… I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 1Tim. 2:1
Lastly, in order that we can all enjoy our families at Thanksgiving, there will be no Compass eNews next week.
The king gives stability to the land by justice,
But a man who takes bribes overthrows it. Prov. 29:4
(3) Jeff Childers/Covid and Coffee, Nov. 13 & 15, 2023
Daily Jot: The unholy election influence alliance – Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
There is an unholy alliance of collusion between government, media and business. The underpinnings of the Constitutional Republic are threatened by this powerful alliance. Government has become so large that it must support socialistic and communistic efforts to self-perpetuate. Media has become infiltrated with socialists and Marxists who despise those who offer dissenting opinions. Big business, such as pharmaceuticals and technology companies, grow and prosper with big government contracts. Hence, when all three are working together to influence elections to install those who will ideologically or economically advance their agendas, the freedom of everyone is jeopardized.
In an Epoch Times Opinion Editorial, Dr. Robert Epstein, Ph.D., outlines how just one sector is using psychological warfare on American voters to influence elections. Epstein, former editor-in-chief of Psychology Today, is a senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology. He has published 15 books and more than 300 articles on Artificial Intelligence and other topics. Epstein writes: What happened to the gigantic red wave that was supposed to crush the Democrats in the midterm elections? Every Republican in the country is blaming everyone else for this disaster, but almost no one is looking in the right place—and that’s exactly how the Big Tech companies like it.”
Epstein says, “Based on my team’s research, Google, and to a lesser extent, Facebook and other tech monopolies, not only took steps to shift millions of votes to Democrats in the midterms, but they are using their influence to spread rumors and conspiracy theories to make sure people look everywhere for explanations—except at them… Over a period of months, Google nudged undecided voters toward voting blue by showing people politically biased content in their search engine, suppressing content they didn’t want people to see, recommending left-leaning videos on YouTube (which Google owns), allegedly sending tens of millions of emails to people’s spam boxes, and sending go-vote reminders on their home page to liberal and moderate voters.” Epstein says these manipulations have an enormous impact on undecided voters.
In the newsfeed that appeared on cell phones, there were dozens of headlines each day that depicted conservatives and conservative candidates in negative ways. The news media is unapologetic in rarely distinguishing its editorial commentary as part of its “impartial” news coverage. The government, as led by the current administration, makes outrageous claims that the news media repeats without challenge, or with ridicule of dissenters. This unholy alliance will only grow worse now that Donald Trump has announced his run for president. Conspiracy theories will be presented as truth from both the left and right. You must be able to discern for as is written in 2 Timothy 3:13, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” Your ability to discern deception by this unholy alliance is key to your liberty.
Daily Devotion: Not What It Looks Like - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. —John 12:3
It sounded so spiritual. Yet Judas said, “Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” (John 12:5 NKJV).
What prompted this criticism from Judas was Mary’s act of devotion. Things clearly had been coming to a head in Jesus’s ministry. He’d had a number of confrontations with the religious leaders, and they wanted Him dead.
Jesus was aware of this. He knew He was on the road to Calvary. So He decided to spend an evening with His friends at the home of Simon the leper. His close friends, Mary, Martha, and the newly resurrected Lazarus, joined them.
As everyone was taking in this night, Mary felt deeply moved to do something completely unexpected. She took a jar of expensive, fragrant perfume and poured it onto Jesus’s feet. She then wiped Jesus’s feet with her hair.
To the other disciples, Mary’s actions might have seemed extravagant. They were probably thinking, “That Judas! He’s so spiritual and concerned about the poor. And he has a point. This is wasteful! This is foolish!”
But John added this detail: “This [Judas] said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it” (verse 6 NKJV). In other words, Judas was adept at coming off as spiritual when, in reality, another agenda was at work.
Jesus rebuked Judas and the others who had joined in, saying, “Leave her alone. Why criticize her for doing such a good thing to me? . . . I tell you the truth, wherever the Good News is preached throughout the world, this woman’s deed will be remembered and discussed” (Mark 14:6, 9 NLT).
She who appeared frivolous and wasteful was actually the spiritual one. And he who appeared thrifty and compassionate was actually the unspiritual one. Things are not always as they appear.
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