Prophecy Update: A Dangerous Direction - By Daymond Duck - https://www.raptureready.com/2023/06/24/a-dangerous-direction-by-daymond-duck/
On June 13, 2023, former Pres. Donald Trump went to the federal court in Miami, Fla., where he was arraigned on charges associated with mishandling classified government documents.
Trump entered a plea of not guilty, visited a restaurant to eat lunch, and returned to his estate in Bedminster, NJ, where he warned that America is headed in a damaging direction.
He warned that America is in decline and said the political persecution of “Christians, pro-life activists, parents attending school board meetings, and even future Republican candidates” won’t stop with him.
Gary Bauer (Campaign for Working Families) said, “You don’t have to like Donald Trump to appreciate the gravity of this unprecedented political persecution. As we have repeatedly noted, the intolerant neo-Marxist left, which despises free speech and religious liberty, is increasingly criminalizing normal values and punishing faith.”
Like Trump, I believe America is headed in a dangerous direction, and I don’t think it will stop with him.
But it is worse than America; it is the whole world.
It is the great tribulation that Jesus talked about (Matt. 24:21).
It will be more damaging than anything that has ever happened on earth or ever will happen, “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved” (Matt. 24:21-22).
I believe that is where the persecution of Trump is headed because the Deep State’s political persecution of Trump is more than the fact that he may have mishandled classified government documents (so did Obama, Biden, and several others that have not been prosecuted, and probably won’t be).
It is that the Deep State wants to stop Trump from hindering their surrender of America’s sovereignty to a one-world government, and they want his persecution to be a message to everyone else: Oppose the Deep State’s plan to surrender America’s sovereignty and establish a one-world government, and the full weight of the U.S. government will come down on you.
Here are recent events that seem to indicate that we are getting close.
One, concerning world government, world religion, deceit, and censorship: on June 15, 2023, UN Sec. Gen. Antonio Guterres announced a plan to combat “hate” and “lies” on media platforms that subvert and harm the UN narrative.
Critics say Guterres wants every nation to establish a group to silence anyone and everyone that disagrees with the UN.
It is a plan to force everyone on earth to comply with a UN Code of Conduct (sometimes called a global ethic).
It will ban freedom of speech, freedom of religion, or any other right to disagree with the UN on climate change, gender equality, LGBTQ issues, public health issues (abortion), or whatever the UN decides is global law.
Two, concerning world government: on June 16, 2023, Harbingers Daily posted an article by Tim Moore, CEO and Senior Evangelist at Lamb & Lion Ministries, about his interview of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and what has happened since she attended the World Health Organization (WHO) Assembly Meeting at the end of May this year.
Here is some of what Bachmann said (These are quotes):
> Just one week after the World Health Assembly concluded, they dropped an absolute bombshell.
> A press letter went out that claimed the European Union has already developed a global digital passport that would regulate our health status and also the ability for people to take transportation.
> This global digital passport, which essentially would be a scannable QR code issued by your mobile phone, would reveal if the individual is in compliance with the mandates of the World Health Organization and so has permission to be able to travel and have the freedom to move about.
> The World Health Organization didn’t wait to pass amendments or seek a global treaty. W.H.O. announced on June 5, 2023, that they are adopting the system Europe has already come up with.
> How do you enforce a global government? The answer is through a global digital passport. This has become a reality!
> The W.H.O. announced that once it takes control over the European digital passport, this will be the first building block, presumably soon followed by merging your digital currency and digital health records as well. Your entire life will eventually be merged into a single digital QR code.
> When will the mandated global digital passport become effective? June of 2023. In other words, right now! This global digital passport is right now in effect.
(My opinion: Moore and Bachmann are very reliable people, and we are seeing global government “beginning to come to pass” now. There is an effort to speed it up, and people need to be Rapture Ready.)
Here is a link to the article.
Three, concerning wars and rumors of wars and the use of nuclear weapons during the Tribulation Period (Zech. 14:12; Rev. 6:14):
The accuracy of the Bible is amazing.
Four, concerning an economic collapse, the U.S. treasury announced that America’s national debt topped $32 trillion on June 16, 2023, and it will continue to rise.
(More: On June 19, 2023, it was reported that Pres. Biden wants another $600 million to combat climate change.).
Five, concerning Jews in Judea fleeing into the wilderness at the middle of the Tribulation Period (Matt: 24:15-16; Dan. 9:27), on June 18, 2020, the Netanyahu government passed a bill that will immediately take effect and greatly speed up the construction of houses and Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria.
In Bible terms, the Fig Tree is putting forth leaves (Matt. 24:32-33), and it is a clear sign that the end of the age is approaching.
(More: The U.S. immediately said it is “deeply troubled” because “it will make the Two-State Solution—division of Israel—more difficult.” It makes me think our leaders are begging God to curse America; Gen. 12:1-3.).
Six, concerning the Temple Mount and a rebuilt Temple: a member of Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party has submitted a bill to divide the Temple Mount between Muslims and Jews.
As expected, many Muslims and others are claiming that dividing the Temple Mount (the third holiest site in Islam) will lead to a religious war because this is part of a plan to rebuild the Temple.
This is worth noting because the Bible indicates that the Temple Mount will be divided, and Gentiles will possess the area that was the outer court of Herod’s Temple (Rev. 11:1-2).
Seven, concerning corruption in the U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ): on June 20, 2023, it was reported that the DOJ has signed an agreement to let Hunter Biden plead guilty to federal tax charges (failing to pay $1.2 million in back taxes) and illegal gun possession in exchange for ending the investigation of him.
From what I read, he has admitted guilt, but it is unlikely that he will be sent to jail.
(FYI: Concerning deceit at the end of the age: Pres. Joe Biden’s claim that the information on Hunter Biden’s laptop is Russian disinformation and his claim that Hunter has done nothing wrong have now been proven to be false, and many in the media reported “Honest Joe’s lies” as the truth. This is the truth: Hunter has finally admitted guilt to part of the information, and the DOJ is going to let him escape with a slap on the wrist. In contrast, they are prosecuting Trump on 37 counts of mishandling information and may seek to send him to jail. The idea of equal justice in America is dead.)
(More: On June 15, 2023, James Comer, Chair of the House Oversite Committee that is investigating the Biden’s corruption, said he believes bank records will show that foreign nationals have given the Bidens $20-30 million. As Comer sees it, the Bidens are probably guilty of bribery, influence peddling, and money laundering. Even worse, they appear to be guilty of treason.).
Eight, concerning a one-world currency and a cashless society, on June 19, 2023, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said (in my words, as I understand it):
One digital (cashless) system that will accept every kind of CBDC on earth and allow people to buy and sell all over the world sounds much like a one-world digital (cashless) society.
Here is a link to the article:
Nine, concerning a global population reduction and the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) attempt to get the nations to surrender their sovereignty during a health crisis (or a potential health crisis), there have been several reports that the U.S. is facing a severe shortage of drugs before the end of this year (a potential health crisis).
One report said there is a shortage of 15 indispensable chemotherapy drugs, a shortage of penicillin and amoxicillin, and other badly needed medicines.
(My opinion: I seem to remember that part of the WHO’s attempt to take control of the world is the power to require nations to send some of their medicines to other countries. A shortage of indispensable medicines could cause and spread a pandemic and further reduce the population of the earth.)
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.
The Battle Behind the Battle: What Are We To Make Of The Intensifying Conflict Within Russia? – By JB Hixson - https://harbingersdaily.com/the-battle-behind-the-battle-what-are-we-to-make-of-the-intensifying-conflict-within-russia/
The news out of Russia recently has people around the world on the edge of their seats. Tensions are rising, troops are on the move, and tanks are poised to fire. What are we to make of the rapidly intensifying conflict between Vladimir Putin and the Wagner Group?
Perhaps the most important principle to keep in mind when trying to understand world events is this: It is not about what it is about. In other words, things are seldom as they appear. Usually, there is some greater agenda, deeper meaning, or hidden scheme at play. “The wicked man does deceptive work” (Proverbs 11:18).
The Luciferian elite, working at the behest of Satan to usher in a New World Order, are infused with deception. Like their father the devil, they are liars who speak from their own resources (John 8:44). Whenever thoughts form in their minds, lies flow from their lips.
We must learn never to take current events at face value. The controlled mainstream media, whether wittingly or unwittingly, aids and abets the Luciferians by advancing their false narratives. Such is the case with the recent upheaval in Russia.
The armed rebellion by the Wagner Group, a private Russian mercenary organization led by Yevgeny Prigozhin, is by no means organic. It did not just “happen.” It goes way beyond regional conflicts and political disagreements. There is almost always a battle behind the battle. It is too early to tell how these events may relate to Bible prophecy, but given the players involved, this uprising in Russia likely will have significant prophetic implications.
I have studied geopolitical events for many years as part of a larger deep dive into the inner workings of the Satanic cabal that is trying to take over the world. This latest coup by the Wagner Group has all the marks of a CIA-backed color revolution, only this time the color is olive drab. Of course, given the layers of deception involved in the Luciferian Conspiracy, it is also possible this is merely a psyop aimed at coaxing NATO into a major war.
After all, the Luciferian elite have been trying to bring down the United States for more than a century. They see America as the one nation still standing in the way of a one-world system. As I have talked and written about for years, their goal is to lure America into a global conflict that will lead ultimately to us surrendering our national sovereignty to the globalists.
With pressures mounting between Prigozhin and Putin, could NATO be drawn into the conflict? Could the battle expand and result in U.S. troops joining the fray? Could Putin use nukes, which would almost certainly create a WWIII scenario? These questions and more are running through the minds of world leaders and military strategists across the globe.
For believers, there is something else that should be in the forefront of our minds during unsettling times like this. When nations rage and kingdoms fight, God’s Word reminds us, “He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariot in the fire” (Psalm 46:9). Therefore, we should “be still and know that He is God” (Psalm 46:10).
The Hebrew word translated “be still” is one word in Hebrew, a verb that means “cease striving.” Nations and mercenaries may strive with one another in military conflicts, but God’s people need not strive. We can rest in knowing that God is working out His prophetic plan precisely as He told us He would. He promised us in His Word, “I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth” (Psalm 46:10)!
One day, Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace will return, take His rightful throne, and put an end to all wars (Isaiah 9:6-7; Matthew 25:31). He will usher in an era of unprecedented peace, righteousness, and justice. When Christ comes back, man’s striving will cease once and for all.
Until then, let us “set our minds on things above, not on things on earth” (Colossians 3:2). For, “our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:20).
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Enemies in Dreamland – Terry James - https://terryjamesprophecyline.com/2023/06/26/enemies-in-dreamland/
An obvious bravado is again building within the perennial enemies of God’s chosen nation. There seems to be no let-up by the satanically deluded and driven antagonists of Israel. Their plans continue to harbor the rage to destroy the Jewish state, to, as they often express, push Israel into the Mediterranean, never to be heard from again.
Iran’s ongoing vow to wipe Israel from the face of the earth is joined by the Islamic states and terrorist organizations surrounding the nation. The configuration of such enemies would seem to give validity to the belief that it is all building toward fulfillment of the so-called Psalm 83 war.
While I don’t believe there will be a war separate from Gog-Magog that involves the words wrapped up in the imprecatory prayer found in Psalm 83, I could certainly be wrong, and my good friend, Bill Salus, for example, could be correct. Bill is the first I know of to set in order writing that portrays Psalm 83 as a kinetic conflict yet future. I some years ago wrote a review upon his book’s release on the matters involved, allowing the possibility that he was right. At that time, I nonetheless disagreed. And, as I say, I continue to do so, even while things going on within the councils of Israel’s blood-vowed enemies become increasingly intriguing.
Developments are interesting particularly because Israel’s enemy Islamic neighbors, despite having lost each major attempt to carry out Nasser’s and others’ Allah-vowed promises to rid the world of the Jews, now issue boisterous declarations that Israel is as good as vanquished. It is as if they are living in a dreamland they neither can nor even wish to exit.
But such arrogance doesn’t surprise. Humanity, in general, continues down the same destructive path, unable and/or unwilling to learn that the cyclical pattern through mankind’s history continues. The trajectory always takes mankind into worldwide conflict and worldwide carnage. Psalm 2 explains God’s view of the foolishness of man’s grasp for power God’s Word forbids.
The Lord scattered mankind after the Flood and upon the tower-building at Babel. Global wars, with megalomania and desire for world conquest at their core, have ended the same way.
Yet Israel’s enemies take no note of these obviously inescapable consequences laid out by the God who knows—and foretells—the end from the beginning.
The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR) released a new survey on Wednesday that painted a grim picture of a Palestinian public overwhelmingly supportive of violence toward Israel, with two-thirds believing that Israel will not celebrate its hundredth anniversary…
When asked what has been the most positive or the best thing that has happened to the Palestinian people since 1948, the largest percentage (24%) said that it was the establishment of Islamic movements, such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad (both classified as terrorist organizations) and their participation in “armed struggle.” 21% said the first and second intifadas were the most positive developments in Palestinian history since 1948. (Source: Palestinian Poll: Vast Majority See Violence as Solution; Few Believe in Two-State Solution, Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Israel News, June 15, 2023)
Israel’s chief antagonist, Iran, is ratcheting up threats, declaring God’s nation will soon be completely destroyed. Israel, foretold by Ezekiel to be one of the primary nations that will attack in the God-Magog War, is boasting of its Fattah Missile, which it proclaims can travel at fourteen times the speed of sound.
The hypersonic weapon joins like weapons produced by Russia and China, according to some military experts.
Both Russia and China also threaten use of these super cruise-missile-type weapons as part of their aggression sights set on Ukraine and on Taiwan. These can be tipped with nuclear warheads, apparently, but experts say any weapon traveling at that speed might be hard to govern because development of controls capabilities lag behind the advanced explosive weapons themselves.
In the case of Iran, it seems mostly bluster at this point. The Iranians have to hold weaponry development involving nuclear application close to the vest. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed Iran will never have a nuclear weapon. And they must know he’s not kidding. Israel’s survival is at stake.
Or is it?
When it comes to the survival of Israel, the God of Heaven that neither slumbers nor sleeps, says the following:
“This is what the Lord says, ‘He who appoints the sun to shine by day, Who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar— the Lord Almighty is His Name; Only if these ordinances vanish from My sight, declares the Lord, will the descendants of Israel ever cease to be a nation before Me” (Jeremiah 31: 35–36).
One way Israel’s God has seen to it that His chosen people survive and even thrive is through blessing them with the ability to create, in some cases, almost miraculous technological breakthroughs. This has been true, particularly in the matter of technological warfare capabilities.
This news item illustrates…
Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems on Wednesday said it was developing a new system that would be able to intercept incoming hypersonic missiles traveling at five times the speed of sound on a complex trajectory which makes them difficult to intercept…
“The SkySonic interceptor will enable us to intercept all kinds of hypersonic threats— hypersonic ballistic missiles, hypersonic cruise missiles,” Yuval Steinitz, chairman of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd, said. The system is scheduled to be on display next week during the Paris Air Show.
The Pentagon was briefed on the development, Rafael said. It declined to say if or when the Israeli military might deploy SkySonic. Israel’s defense ministry had no immediate comment.
The announcement came days after Iran unveiled what officials described as its first domestically-made hypersonic ballistic missile. (Israel defense manufacturer reveals skySonic able to intercept hypersonic missiles, by Paboola, Ynet News )
Bottom line is that we should never fear for the nation of Israel so far as survival is concerned. We should and are commanded to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, of course. To do so is to pray that the Prince of Peace returns to put an end to all the wickedness to which Israel—and the rest of us—are subjected during this prophetic time leading to the Tribulation and Christ’s Second Advent.
Israel’s enemies—and ours, the enemies of Jesus Christ, who is also our protector—are living in a dreamland of delusion. They will neither conquer nor destroy God’s chosen people, nor the people who belong to Jesus.
Here once again is how to make certain you belong to Him:
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9–10).
The Rest of the Story: The Hope of Bible Prophecy – By David Jeremiah - https://harbingersdaily.com/the-rest-of-the-story-the-hope-of-bible-prophecy/
You may remember the television newscaster who had one of the most memorable sign-off lines in American broadcasting: Walter Cronkite, who would end the CBS Evening News by saying, “And that’s the way it is.”
While Cronkite’s two-decade run as a network news host was amazing, another broadcaster—this one on radio—was active for nearly six decades and had multiple memorable lines to his credit. Once established and popular, he began every news broadcast the same way: “Hello Americans! This is [name]—stand by for NEWS!” And depending on whether it was his midday broadcast or his evening broadcast, he would end each the same way: “[Name]—good day!” or “[Name]—good night!” And rather than reveal the name of someone who had done something criminal or offensive in the news, he would substitute a long, silent pause before moving on.
If you are of a certain age in America, you know exactly whom I am talking about: the legendary Paul Harvey. From 1951 to 2008, his radio broadcasts were heard by some 24 million listeners each week on 1,200 radio stations, 400 armed forces stations, and printed in 300 newspapers. He had the perfect voice for radio: deep and rich, with impeccable timing, flavored with whimsy and a smile.
Though Harvey’s trademark style was legendary, there was one phrase he used that became iconic. From 1976 until his death in 2009, Paul Harvey hosted a series called The Rest of the Story—stories with plot twists and turns unknown to the public at large. And no one could tell a story with a surprise ending better than Harvey. Americans waited for the last punchline sentence, followed by a trademark pause, then the famous words: “And now you know… the rest of the story.”1 (I can hear those words even as I write!)
What does “the rest of the story” do for us? It provides answers to questions; it releases tension; it provides background and context. But most of all, “the rest of the story” provides the end of the story. Every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. When we know the beginning and most of the middle, we live with a measure of tension and anticipation until the end is revealed. Not having the end of the story revealed is like reading through a gripping novel full of mystery and drama only to discover that the last chapter has been torn from the book! We are desperate to find out “who done it,” as they say, and can’t get relief until we know.
The Bible is such a story—God’s story of redemption and reconciliation. We know the beginning stages (chapters) of God’s story, and we are living in the “middle” chapters right now. But what about “the rest—the end—of the story”?
Those who look at the history of humanity from a purely secular perspective can recite the beginning in a mechanical sort of way: the movement of people and nations without any coherent story line. And as for the middle chapters, our modern world is filled with problems and pressures from every angle that could be described as a global pinball machine—random events, again with no spiritual story line. And as for the future—the secularists can only ask, “Who knows?”
But those of us who view history as God’s story, playing out His plans and purposes, view the world differently. Not only do we see God’s hand at work in the past and present, but we also see “the rest of the story” coming in the future. And that is where biblical prophecy comes in: Prophecy tells us “the rest of the story.” That is the value of prophecy—it lets us breathe a sigh of relief; it tells us how the story ends. And by telling us ahead of time, it gives us hope, comfort, and assurance until the future arrives.
Prophecy is a big topic—let’s talk about what it is and how it benefits us.
Definitions first. The Greek word in the New Testament that we translate as “prophecy” or “to prophesy” comes from combining two Greek words: the preposition “before” and the verb “declare/say.” Combine the two, and you get the idea of speaking about something before it happens. That’s how we usually think about biblical prophecy—a prediction about the future.
We could call that kind of prophecy foretelling. But there is another aspect of prophecy we can call forthtelling—the act of speaking forth the words of God. Foretelling and forthtelling are two sides of the same prophetic coin. One is the actual prophecy (prediction) itself; the other is the act of speaking forth those words from God about the future.
First Corinthians 14:3 lists the benefits of prophecy, including edification (strengthening, building up), exhortation (encouragement), and comfort (hope). Those three effects of prophecy are important to remember when we talk about “the rest of the biblical story”—the part of the story that is yet to be experienced.
God has given us a broad prophetic outline of how the future will unfold and in some cases remarkable details. But as we wait for God to reveal all the details, the prophetic Scriptures can strengthen us, encourage us, and give us certain hope—in at least six ways.
Knowing what is coming in the future gives us perspective on what is happening now. Without biblical prophecy we might not understand the international resentment toward the nation of Israel, the gradual inclination toward a universal world order, the increase in natural disasters, the decline in the moral fabric of societies, and more. Since the Bible foretells all those realities, we are not surprised when we see them happening.
To perceive is to understand or interpret. Much biblical prophecy is written in apocalyptic or figurative language which requires understanding. So when John saw a vision of Christ returning to earth with a sharp sword coming out of His mouth (Revelation 19:15), we know it means He is coming to destroy and judge the nations. And that gives us an understanding about the future of rulers who govern unjustly and with evil intent. It lets us know the scales of justice will be balanced.
When God speaks about the future, it is the same as a promise. No biblical prophecy about events in the past has ever gone unfulfilled. And that gives us great certainty about prophecies related to the future—they, too, are promises of God in which we can trust. When we wonder if there will ever be a time when there will be peace on earth, prophecy promises, “Yes” (Isaiah 9:6-7). Will we ever be free of sickness, pain, and death? Prophecy promises, “Yes” (Revelation 21:4-5).
The same prophetic words that encourage you can be used by you to encourage others. Recall Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 14:3: Prophecy strengthens, encourages, and comforts. And there are many in this world who need all three. Prophecy—God’s promises about the future—can prop up those in danger of falling.
Peter wrote that the “prophetic word” can serve as a “light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts” (2 Peter 1:19). Like fresh batteries in a flashlight on a dark night, the prophetic Scriptures can empower us to stay on the path of God’s plans and purposes “until the day dawns.”
What is the purpose of a weather report or a travel advisory? Preparation. When we know what the future holds, we can make preparations today—the most important of which is embracing the Lord Jesus Christ and extending His Kingdom in the world.
Biblical prophecy: perspectives for today and promises for tomorrow. When we know “the rest of the story,” it doesn’t matter how troubling the middle chapters are. When the Author has given us a copy of the last chapters to read ahead of time, we can make more sense of the past and present parts of the story.
To read “the rest of the story,” be a faithful student of God’s prophetic Scriptures. Let God use them to strengthen, encourage, and comfort you as we approach the final chapter of His eternal story. “The rest of the story”—the best of the story—is soon to come!
Daily Jot: Of pride and humility - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
As disciples of Christ, we all have responsibilities of leadership. It was Christ who told us in the Sermon on the Mount that we were salt and light. He said that salt was no good if it lost its savor and there can be no light if the lamp is hid under a basket. It was Peter who wrote that we were a royal priesthood. Paul exhorts us in Ephesians to put on the full armor of God, speak boldly as we ought to speak, and having done all, to stand. It was Peter and the apostles, who stood up against the prideful and hypocritical Sadducees filled with indignation, and proclaimed in Acts 5:29, “We ought to obey God rather than men.” Throughout the scriptures, leaders in the faith faced challenges. As leaders in the faith, we will too.
Pride is often the double-edged sword for leaders of the faith. The position of leadership, no matter how big or small, can be a source of pride. Resisting pride through humility and an attitude of service is the mark of a good leader. Christ is our example. He led by serving others in humility and kindness. He also held people accountable. He was direct with his communication. He built consensus. He knew his purpose. But he also faced challenges, especially from the Pharisees and Sadducees who were part of the other edge of the pride sword. For various reasons, they opposed him. They saw Christ as a threat to their worldly authority and a challenge to their social status, intellect, and domain—all issues of pride.
Let us recall the story of Korah in Numbers 16-18. Korah, a cousin of Moses, was well-respected and a carrier of the Ark of the Covenant. Because he was a first-born son and a Levite, Korah believed he should be a priest and leader of his clan. But Moses chose another cousin to lead, who was not a first-born. Korah raised 250 men to confront and challenge the leadership of Moses and Aaron. Moses called on the wisdom of God in handling this rebellious situation. Moses proposed that Korah and his 250 followers bring their firepans with incense to the Tabernacle to determine whether they were to serve as priests. Moses prophesied that if the Lord had not sent Korah and his coconspirators that the earth would swallow them up.
You have heard it said that pride goes before a fall. Well, Korah and his buddies fell into the pit of the earth and were swallowed up because in challenging Moses, they were, in reality, challenging God’s authority. There are a lot of lessons from this story. We are all leaders in Christ and, thus we are held to a higher standard. We will face challenges. As Christ said, we will be persecuted and hated for his name’s sake. Let us always remember the double-edged sword of pride. When we are challenged, let us not allow pride to get in the way of what God is trying to accomplish. Seek his guidance. Respond in humility. As is written in Proverbs 29:23, “A man’s pride will bring him low, But the humble in spirit will retain honor.”
Daily Devotion: Surprises in Heaven - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work.
—1 Corinthians 3:8
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In the Old Testament we find an account of David and his men who were returning home after God gave them success in battle. Some of the men had stayed behind and watched their equipment and supplies, and the men who had engaged in the fighting didn’t want to share the spoils with the others.
However, David told them, “No, my brothers! Don’t be selfish with what the Lord has given us. He has kept us safe and helped us defeat the band of raiders that attacked us. Who will listen when you talk like this? We share and share alike—those who go to battle and those who guard the equipment” (1 Samuel 30:23–24 NLT).
Whether God has called you to a ministry where people see you or to a ministry where you support others who are seen, God will bless you and reward you in that final day.
Maybe you think that your life isn’t really making a difference or that what you have offered to God doesn’t mean much. But you will be in for some surprises in Heaven because what seems of little value on earth will be of great value in Heaven.
I read about a man who was cleaning out his attic and found an old blue-and-white vase. He decided to take it to an auction and sell it, thinking he might get, at best, perhaps $100 for it. But to his utter amazement, the vase sold for $324,000. The buyer recognized it as an original piece from the Ming dynasty.
What may not seem to be valuable now will be worth more later. We all have gifts that God has entrusted to us. What we need to do is be faithful with what God has called us to do.
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"Folks, it's all beginning to unravel. America is in more danger of falling than at any time in its history. But I believe Bible prophecy predicts this very decline. From this point on, we believers have to get serious. We are going to face discouragement, disillusionment and, most certainly, persecution in the time between now and the Rapture. But don't be discouraged or disillusioned. The coming turmoil will provide us unrivaled opportunities to share the good news of the Gospel. So be ready to share your faith and your hope with those who need Christ. We still have time to reap a great harvest of souls for God's kingdom!" - Hal Lindsey
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