One Minute to Midnight
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One Minute to Midnight - By Daymond Duck - https://www.raptureready.com/2021/11/13/one-minute-to-midnight-by-daymond-duck/
On Nov. 3, 2021, Franklin Graham was talking about the recent G-20 Summit on Climate Change and UK Prime Min. Boris Johnson’s claim that it is one minute to midnight for a world climate catastrophe.
He noted that the Bible gives many examples of climate catastrophes that God sent as judgments for sin (40 days and nights of rain during the Great Flood, 7 years of drought and famine during the 7 fat years and 7 lean years, and 3 ½ years of drought in Elijah’s day—Gen. 6-8; Gen. 41; I Kings 17-18).
Graham said, “Boris Johnson said we are ‘one minute to midnight’ as it relates to climate change. I believe we are one minute to midnight—not regarding climate change, but on God’s clock, when He will bring judgment on those who have rejected Him and His Son, Jesus Christ.”
Here are some recent stories that seem to indicate that the world is at one minute to midnight on God’s prophetic clock.
One, critics say the purpose of Biden’s $1.7 trillion Build Back Better Act (the Univ. of Penn. Warton School of Business estimates that the true amount could exceed $4.26 trillion) is to fund the fundamental change of America (weaken America for entry into the coming world government).
The only thing that has prevented the passage of the bill is the opposition of some Democrats.
Last week, this writer reported that the Chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC) that has reviewed what is known about the bill up to this point said it includes 31 policy changes that will “wreck America.”
On Nov. 3, 2021, it was reported that Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin asked, “How can I in good conscience vote for a bill that proposes massive expansions of social programs when vital programs like Social Security and Medicare face insolvency, and benefits could start being reduced as soon as 2026 in Medicare and 2033 in Social Security?” He asked, “How does that make sense? He said, “I don’t think it does.”
This Democrat was saying Biden’s massive spending bill is a threat to the financing of Medicare and Social Security. He doesn’t seem to understand that the globalists want to replace Medicare and Social Security with universal healthcare.
Update One: On Nov. 3, 2021, it was reported that Biden’s Build Back Better Act includes a government takeover of the U.S. school systems, including preschool.
Many believe the W. VA election signaled that parents want the federal government out of America’s school systems, but the Biden administration is seeking legislation to take them over against the parents’ wishes.
Update Two: On Nov. 5, 2021, the House passed Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and temporarily scheduled a vote on his $1.75 trillion-and-growing Build Back Better (transform America) Act for Nov. 15, 2021.
Two, concerning famine: on Nov. 4, 2021, it was reported that natural gas is used to produce fertilizer that farmers need to increase crop yields, but the soaring price of natural gas is making the production of fertilizer too expensive.
Some fertilizer producers have started shutting down their factories. The Green New Deal and Supply Chain Crisis are adding to the problem.
The reduced carbon dioxide emissions demanded by the Green New Deal fanatics are driving up the cost of fertilizer production, and the Supply Chain Crisis is making it more difficult for fertilized distributors to get the fertilizer to their vendors.
The result is that food production will decline, fertilizer and food prices will soar, and more expensive food will increase hunger and death.
More: China produces almost one-third of the world’s phosphate, and it has been reported that China has banned all exports of phosphates during the first half of 2022.
More: Biden could solve this by opening the oil wells he shut down and save money for every person (rich or poor, black, white, or whatever) that buys gasoline for a vehicle, pays a utility bill, buys groceries, etc., but he will not.
Three, concerning pestilence: there have been several reports that hospital emergency rooms are overflowing with patients, but they are not people with Covid.
There are many reasons, but many are people that were seemingly healthy until they got vaccinated for Covid.
Now some are having chest pains, blood clots, non-cancerous tumors, mouth sores, chills; some are vomiting, short of breath, their blood pressure is up, etc.
Four, on Nov. 3, 2021, LifeSiteNews reported that an attorney representing 11 doctors that have suffered serious injuries from their Covid vaccinations has sent letters to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging them to recognize the serious injuries that Covid vaccinations can cause and to provide that information to patients before they are jabbed.
The attorney said his firm is prepared to take legal action if these government agencies fail to comply.
According to the article, a Harvard Pilgrim Health Care study of 715,000 patients found that “fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported.”
Perhaps this explains why thousands of healthcare workers chose to lose their job over taking the jab.
Five, concerning wickedness, lying, deceit, and corruption: on Nov. 4, 2021, it was reported that Special Counsel John Durham has indicted a Russian analyst with ties to the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign on charges of lying about Donald Trump.
One news organization suggested that the Steele Dossier should be called the Clinton Dossier (because it was a dirty trick orchestrated by Hillary’s campaign). The investigation cost U.S. taxpayers about $40 million.
Update: On Nov. 9, 2021, it was reported that Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager (he was also Clinton’s communications director and foreign policy advisor) was exchanging e-mails with the lawyer that has been indicted for lying to the FBI about Pres. Trump. And Clinton’s campaign manager is now Pres. Biden’s White House National Security Advisor.
As this writer understands this somewhat complicated story, Clinton’s campaign manager was communicating with a lawyer who was allegedly lying to the FBI and allegedly feeding false information to the media, and now Clinton’s campaign manager is Biden’s White House National Security Advisor.
At least one commentator is saying James Comey and the FBI were either complicit in this scam or they were incompetent.
If people that were in on the fake Russian Collusion story are in the Biden administration, how can the truth prevail?
Six, in 2018, Pres. Trump moved the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
In 2019, Pres. Trump closed the U.S. consulate for the Palestinians in Jerusalem.
Pres. Biden promised to reopen the Palestinian consulate and seems determined to do it even though it would be illegal without Israeli permission.
On Nov. 6, 2021, Israeli Prime Min. Bennett, and Foreign Min. Lapid openly opposed it.
Bennett said, “There is no place for an American consulate that serves the Palestinians in Jerusalem.”
Lapid said, “If the Americans want to open a consulate in Ramallah, we have no problem with that, but sovereignty in Jerusalem belongs to one country, Israel.”
Jerusalem is a cup of trembling and burdensome stone for the whole world, just as the Bible says it will be during the Tribulation Period.
Finally, are you Rapture Ready?
If you want to be rapture ready and go to heaven, you must be born again (John 3:3). God loves you, and if you have not done so, sincerely admit that you are a sinner; believe that Jesus is the virgin-born, sinless Son of God who died for the sins of the world, was buried, and raised from the dead; ask Him to forgive your sins, cleanse you, come into your heart and be your Saviour; then tell someone that you have done this.
This Is How They Intend to Get Us To “You Will Own Nothing And Be Happy” - by Michael Snyder - http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/this-is-how-they-intend-to-achieve-you-will-own-nothing-and-be-happy/
The pieces of the puzzle may fit together in ways that you do not expect. For years, the global elite have been openly telling us that one day we will all own nothing, we will have no privacy, and we will be extremely happy with our new socialist utopia. But exactly how do they intend to transition to such a society? Are they going to come and take all of your stuff? Needless to say, there are millions upon millions of very angry people out there that aren’t just going to hand over their stuff to a bunch of socialists. So how are they going to overcome that obstacle?
Well, the truth is that they don’t need to take your stuff to implement their goals.
All they need to do is to destroy the value of your money.
If your money becomes worthless, you will start descending into poverty and it won’t be too long before you become totally dependent on the government.
And as the stuff that you have right now wears out, you won’t be able to replace it with the worthless money that you are now holding.
Eventually, you will own virtually nothing, but you probably won’t be very happy about it.
So high inflation is actually a tool that the global elite can use to further their goals.
The good news is that I do not believe that the global elite will ever be able to achieve their utopia.
The bad news is that they won’t be able to achieve their utopia because western society is going to completely and utterly collapse during the times that are ahead.
But for now, inflation is going to be one of the hottest political issues as we head into 2022. On Friday, Vice-President Kamala Harris acknowledged that higher prices are having a huge impact on American families…
“Prices have gone up and families and individuals are dealing with the realities of the bread costs more, the gas costs more, and have to understand what that means,” she said. “That’s about the cost of living going up. That’s about having to stress and stretch limited resources.”
Harris said that is a “source of stress for families” that is “not only economic, but is, on a daily level, something that is a heavy weight to carry.”
Of course her “solution” is to get Joe Biden’s agenda through Congress, and she knows that all of that spending will inevitably create even more inflation.
The socialists over at NBC News are trying to help the Biden administration by putting a positive spin on the inflation crisis. In fact, NBC’s Stephanie Ruhle is trying really hard to convince everyone that inflation is not a problem because we all have more money to spend these days.
But as I demonstrated last week, the truth is that inflation is rising much faster than our paychecks are, and that means that our standard of living is going down.
And inflation is one of the big reasons why the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index just hit the lowest level since 2011…
At the same time, the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index tumbled to 66.8 for November, according to a preliminary reading Friday. That was the lowest since November 2011 and well below the Dow Jones estimate of 72.5. October’s reading was 71.7, meaning that the November level represented a 6.8% drop.
If you are among those that think that things are bad now, just wait, because they will soon get even worse.
At this point, even Neel Kashkari is publicly admitting that inflation is going to continue to rise in the months ahead…
Minneapolis Fed Chair Neel Kashkari on Sunday said inflation in the U.S. will likely see “higher readings” before numbers taper off, as Americans grapple with rising prices nationwide.
“The math suggests we’re probably going to see somewhat higher readings over the next few months before they likely start to taper off,” Kashkari said during an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
The Federal Reserve has lost control, and 2022 is going to be a very “interesting” year from an economic standpoint.
On Sunday, we learned that the average price of a gallon of gasoline in California has almost reached five dollars…
California gas prices hit an average of $4.676 Sunday, beating its previous record average price of $4.671 for regular gasoline set in October 2012, according to AAA.
Gasoline prices are going to continue to move higher, and that is really bad news.
Just about everything that we buy has to be transported, and so higher gasoline prices are going to fuel even more inflation.
Sadly, those that are on the bottom of the economic food chain are the ones that are being hurt the most. At this point, many food banks are really struggling to purchase enough food because price hikes have become so severe…
America’s largest food bank struggles to feed people amid a perfect storm of surging food prices and supply chain woes.
Katie Fitzgerald, COO of Feeding America, a nonprofit organization that operates more than 200 food banks across the country, told AP News that her network of food banks is already stretched thin due to the unprecedented demand spurred by the virus pandemic downturn in the economy last year. She warned that it has become more difficult for her organization to absorb food inflation, resulting in fewer families being fed this holiday season.
Used farm equipment is another area where inflation is hitting really hard.
According to one index, the price of used farm equipment was up 22 percent during the first nine months of 2021…
The index is up 22% in the first nine months of the year and poised to make its biggest gains yet in the fourth quarter, a boom that’s turning a normally quiet corner of the farming market into Exhibit A of the inflation surge coursing through the U.S. economy. The market has all the ingredients fueling inflation in industries like cars and TVs — soaring demand from cash-flush buyers, the semiconductor shortage, congested ports and rails — with the added irritant of the labor stoppage at the world’s largest farm-machine maker.
The match “is now lit,” Peterson says, “and it’s lit while there’s a John Deere strike.”
So many problems have converged all at once.
Some have used the term “a perfect storm” to describe what we are facing, and I think that is definitely quite appropriate.
If you are waiting for life to “get back to normal”, you are going to be waiting for a very long time. As MN Gordon has noted, pre-2020 prices are now gone forever…
Pre-2020 prices, much like pre-1965 prices, are gone forever. Deficits of $5.9 trillion over the 24 months ending September 30, 2021, and a Fed balance sheet expansion of nearly $5 trillion over the same period, have irrevocably damaged the entire pricing structure of the financial system and the economy.
Price inflation is on the move. Reality can no longer be covered up with Washington’s lies. We expect this episode of inflation will be one for the history books.
I wish that I had better news for you.
I really do.
But sooner or later, this is what socialist regimes always do.
They tell us to study hard, get a good job and work as hard as we can.
And then they give our money to people that haven’t done any of those things.
Eventually they run out of other people’s money, and so then they just start wildly creating more.
Unfortunately, every time that this has been tried throughout history it has always ended in disaster, and now it is our turn.
Biblical Patterns Set the Stage - By Jeff Van Hatten - https://www.raptureready.com/2021/11/13/biblical-patterns-set-the-stage-by-jeff-van-hatten/
There is a Biblical standard of first mention that sets the pattern for future similar events, and these initial patterns are essential for understanding Yahweh’s message to the people of the world and are quite frequently noted in scripture. Parallels, patterns, pictures, and types are the backbone of scripture, which informs us that prophetic patterns are cyclical: what has happened in the past is bound to happen in the future! With this statement, scholars, teachers, pastors, and laypeople are in agreement, and there is little to no disagreement – well, almost no disagreement! Let’s examine further:
The Tabernacle and Yeshua
The tabernacle and its instruments are formed after the heavenly pattern (Exodus 25:9-40, Numbers 8:4). David proclaims that the entire Temple pattern was given to him by the spirit (1 Chronicles 28:19). Hebrews 8:5 puts it this way: “They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven.” This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: “See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.” Yeshua is the pattern that we are to follow (1 Timothy 1:16).
Abraham, Isaac, and Yeshua
Abraham being called out of Ur and pagan idolatry into a relationship with Yahweh is a pattern for all humans to be called out of sin and into the kingdom of Yahweh.
Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Isaac on Mount Moriah is a pattern of Yahweh’s willingness to sacrifice Yeshua, again on Mount Moriah. The patterns are unmistakable: Isaac was the only son of his father Abraham; Isaac was sent to Mount Moriah, the present site of the Temple Mount; Isaac carried the wood upon which he would be sacrificed as an offering to God; A lamb replaced Isaac as the sacrifice. Yeshua is also the only son of his Father, Yahweh; Yeshua also goes to Mount Moriah; Yeshua also carries the cross (wood) upon which he was sacrificed as an offering to God; Yeshua is the lamb that is sacrificed.
Joseph and Yeshua
Joseph is a pattern of Yeshua. Joseph is rejected by his family, sold into slavery, becomes the right hand of Pharaoh, is not recognized by his brothers, and saves his family from starvation. Joseph in Pharaoh’s court to guarantee the survival of the Jews is a pattern of Yeshua in the heavenly court to guarantee our eternal survival.
Joshua and Yeshua
Hoshea’s name (he saves) is changed to Joshua (Yahweh saves) by Moses, thus denoting that Yahweh is salvation; Israel did not enter the Promised Land under the leadership of Moses, who represents the Law; Israel enters the Promised Land under the leadership of Joshua; Israel enters the Promised Land on the third day after being instructed how to cross the River Jordan; Israel enters the Promised Land about 2000 cubits behind the Ark of the Covenant; When the Priests entered the Jordan, the water backed up all the way to the city of Zaretan (their distress) and to the city of Adam; After crossing, Joshua circumcised them.
Yeshua is the Savior; The promises cannot be obtained under the Law: the Law cannot bring salvation; Believers enter the Promised Land through Yeshua, The Savior; We are now at the start of the third day since Yeshua rose into Heaven; We are now about 2000 cubits behind our Ark, Yeshua; Yeshua’s blood washed away the sin and distress of mankind all the way to Adam; Yeshua circumcises our hearts.
Ruth, Boaz, and Yeshua
The story of Ruth has been called “The Romance of Redemption” wherein Naomi, a Jewish woman from Bethlehem, and a Gentile [Moabite] woman, Ruth, return to Bethlehem. Upon their return, Boaz falls in love with Ruth and marries her. Naomi represents the role of Israel, destitute and alone, not yet recognizing her Messiah Yeshua; Ruth represents the Gentile bride of Yeshua; and Boaz represents the Kinsman Redeemer, Yeshua.
The Bronze Serpent
Yeshua had to be lifted up just as the serpent was lifted up (John 3:14-15). The bronze serpent was a pattern – those who looked to the bronze serpent were healed of disease. All who look to Yeshua are given eternal life.
Melchizedek is a pattern of Yeshua as both King of Salem (King of Peace) and High Priest. He sets the stage for Yeshua: “You are a priest forever, to be compared with Melchizedek” (Psalm 110:4; Hebrews 5:6-10, 6:20, and 7:1-17).
The Pattern of Destruction
The Flood of Noah’s time wreaked utter destruction upon the earth: “the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished” (2 Peter 3:6). Genesis 7:10 puts it this way: “After seven days the water flooded the earth,” and Genesis 7:21 states clearly: “All living beings that moved on the earth perished – birds, livestock, other animals, insects, and every human being.”
This is a pattern of the coming destruction by fire: “The heavens and the earth are reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men,” says 2 Peter 3:7. 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8 puts it this way: “When Yeshua will be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, he will take vengeance on them that know not Yahweh.” 2 Peter 3:10 is just as blunt, saying: “On The Day of Yahweh the heavens will disappear with a roar, the elements will melt and disintegrate, and the earth and everything in it will be burned up.” So we have a pattern of the earth being utterly destroyed – first by water, next by fire.
The Pattern of Bodily Raptures
The sons of the prophets and Elisha watched Elijah climb into the chariot of fire pulled by horses, which took him up to the clouds (2 Kings 2:11-12) – he didn’t just disappear or vanish out of sight. The apostles visibly watched as Yeshua ascended (Acts 1:9-11) – he didn’t just disappear or vanish out of sight either. The same pattern we are told in Revelation applies to the Two Witnesses when they will be raptured – and the wording states clearly that “they rose to heaven in a cloud as their enemies watched” (Revelation 11:12). So we have a pattern of bodily raptures being witnessed.
The Pattern of Forty
Forty is a key number in scripture. The Hebrew slaves took forty years between their “resurrection” from the graves of Egypt to get “raptured’ to the promised land. This first mention of forty after “resurrection” sets the pattern. Yeshua (and the Holy Ones) spent forty days witnessing after his resurrection before he was raptured (second mention of forty). So we have a pattern of forty connected to resurrection, then rapture.
The Patterns Thus Far Hold True
The patterns of scripture set the stage for future similar events. On this there is much agreement.
The Pattern of the Jewish Bride
A Jewish Wedding Ceremony is full of significant rituals and is a perfect prophetic parallel of the coming of Yeshua to take his church to be his Bride, a dress rehearsal for The Rapture. The patterns of leaving the father’s home to find a bride, paying the bride price, and returning to build an addition have thus far all held true. When the Jewish father tells his son to go get his bride, the bridegroom and his friends go to a place near her home and then carry her from her house to his in full view of all the neighbors who have been awakened by their shouting and blowing of the shofars and who are now watching the procession.
I Have a Question: Why the Disconnect?
Hosea 12:10 – “I have spoken to the prophets; it was I who gave vision after vision; through the prophets I gave examples to show what it would all be like.”
Romans 15:4 – “It is written that ‘Everything that was written in the past was written for our instruction’…so that we may have hope.”
1 Corinthians 10:11 – “These things happened to them as patterns, and they were written down as a warning to us who are living in the end of the ages.”
The patterns hold true throughout history, both past and future. Scripture interprets scripture and says: x and y are given as examples. The patterns indicate that past patterns will be similar in the future. So, then, why do so many teach that the patterns do not apply to the rapture of the Bride of Yeshua? Why the disconnect? Can you give me an answer to this conundrum?
Parallels and patterns are one of the methods that Yahweh uses to teach us, as stated in both the Romans and Corinthians passages above. Patterns set the stage for future similar events, and these initial patterns are essential for understanding Yahweh’s message. With this statement, scholars, teachers, pastors, and laypeople are in agreement, and there is little to no disagreement, no disconnect, except when it comes to the rapture patterns.
This failure to apply the same standard to all the above patterns is impossible for me to understand! If the patterns of Abraham, Isaac, Yeshua; Joseph and Yeshua; Joshua and Yeshua; Ruth, Boaz, and Yeshua; The Bronze Serpent; Melchizedek; Destruction; and Forty all hold true, then how dare we then dismiss the patterns of Bodily Raptures and the Jewish Bride and teach that these patterns will not hold true as well? Why the disconnect? Can you give me an answer to this conundrum? Is Yahweh schizophrenic? I think not. What do you say?
An Appeal to Prophecy - By Hal Lindsey - https://www.hallindsey.com/ww-11-14-2021/
In the last few years, there has been a disturbing movement in the Church to disregard or even disavow the Old Testament. It’s part of a misguided attempt to make God’s message more “agreeable” to modern minds. But Jesus and the New Testament are intrinsically linked to the Old Testament. The Lord tied His own credibility to that of the Old Testament. He proved His authenticity through an appeal to Old Testament prophecy.
In John 5:39, Jesus said to the religious leaders of His day, “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.” [NKJV]
Luke 24:27 describes how Jesus spoke to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. It says, “Beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning Himself.” [NIV]
The New Testament hadn’t been written down yet. Jesus showed them how He had been revealed in the Old Testament. Through the prophets, God had long before given key details about the life of Jesus. According to GotQuestions.org, “Conservatively, Jesus fulfilled at least 300 prophecies in His earthly ministry.” That number is indeed conservative. The real number may be closer 500.
Use of Old Testament prophecy in the presentation of the Gospel began with the first sermon of the Church age. On the day of Pentecost, Peter began his sermon with a long quote from the Book of Job. The authenticity of the Christian message is rooted in the prophetic message of the Old Testament.
Revelation 19:10 says, “The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” [NKJV]
In Acts 10, Peter preached another historic sermon. In bringing Gentiles into the Christian fold, Peter said of Jesus, “He is the one all the prophets testified about.” [New Living Translation] This time, Peter was not preaching to Jewish believers, but to Gentiles. Yet he still linked Jesus to the prophetic message of the Old Testament.
Many who want to witness for Jesus have been tied up in knots because they keep hearing that you can only use the Bible when speaking to people who already believe. Hebrews 4:12 proves that wrong. It says, “The word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” [NKJV]
A surgeon doesn’t have to convince his patient that his scalpel is sharp. He uses the scalpel no matter what the patient believes. We should wield the word with that same confidence. It is alive and sharp, piercing to the innermost parts of human beings — including unbelievers.
If you love Jesus, don’t throw away the great and precious Old Testament record of God’s actions, His words, and even His thoughts. That record testifies of Him.
Daily Jot: COVID 19 fear grooming for Revelation - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
One has to look no further than Austria, Australia and the United States to see that world leaders are using the fear messaging of COVID 19 to bring entire populations under tyrannical control. Ministry sources in Australia report the government has dictated a “no jab, no job” policy, with a $21,000 fine for individuals and a $110,000 fine for a church or business. Shopping or eating out without being vaccinated is banned. The vaccinated must use an app to check in wherever they go so the government can track movement, purchases and spending. Churches and businesses are to report violations. Parliamentarians who are not vaccinated are prohibited from voting, effectively removing dissent.
Sunday, Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg announced the country is placing millions of people who aren’t fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on lockdown. Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said there will be thorough police checks and fines of up to $1,660 for breaches, and all interactions with the police will include checking people’s vaccination status. The unvaccinated are already excluded from entertainment venues, bars, restaurants, and similar businesses. Showing official COVID-19 pass proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19, or being recently tested has been required for months in various places including restaurants, theaters, cafes, and hairdressers. See the pattern?
In the United States, the Biden Administration is using policy, not law, to force citizens to take the COVID 19 jab. In putting a stay on the Biden mandate, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals stated: “It is clear that a denial of the petitioners’ proposed stay would do them irreparable harm. For one, the Mandate threatens to substantially burden the liberty interests of reluctant individual recipients put to a choice between their job(s) and their jab(s). For the individual petitioners, the loss of constitutional freedoms “for even minimal periods of time…unquestionably constitutes irreparable injury.” Nevertheless, the White House encouraged businesses to ignore the court’s ruling and continue “getting their workplace vaccinated.”
The end time prophecy in Revelation 13:17 warns of a world power beast that forces people to worship him: “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.” The similarities between this prophecy and government mandates forcing people to take a vaccine or lose their ability to provide for their family—in essence to buy or sell—are striking. These tyrannical mandates, while not the mark of the beast, suggests a grooming of people for such an event—one that the Holy Spirit and the word of God warns to discern and resist. An example of which is in Acts 5:29 where the Apostles resist religious censorship saying “We ought to obey God rather than men.”
Daily Devotion: Spot Free - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. —Romans 12:2
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The Bible tells us to keep ourselves “unspotted from the world” (James 1:27 NLT). So how does the world “spot” (or soil) us in the first place?
It starts with friendship with the world. James 4:4 says, “Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God” (NLT).
This leads to a love for this world. First John 2:15 says, “Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you” (NLT).
Then it’s our love for the world that results in our conformity to this world. We read in Romans 12:2, “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect” (NLT).
We find a classic example of this in the book of Genesis. When the angels came to deliver Lot out of Sodom and Gomorrah, they had to practically drag him out of the city.
How did it all start? The Bible tells us that “Lot moved his tents to a place near Sodom and settled among the cities of the plain” (Genesis 13:12 NLT). Lot moved closer to Sodom (maybe so he could keep it in view), and the next thing you know, he had moved into Sodom.
But before long, Sodom had moved into him. Lot lost his testimony and ultimately his own family. And when judgment fell on Sodom, he lost everything.
True spirituality is primarily measured by what we do, not by what we say. So let’s keep ourselves unspotted from the world.
FROM THE HEART
Let Us Make the Short Time We have Left,
Count for ALL of Eternity!
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