The Biblical Case for Israel’s Right to the Land Should Be a Slam Dunk! – Olivier Melnick - https://www.newantisemitism.com/antisemitism/the-biblical-case-for-israels-right-to-the-land-should-be-a-slam-dunk
Israel continues to be in the news almost daily. Now they have a newly formed government coalition headed by Benjamin Netanyahu. Many critics of the new coalition are voicing their concern regarding the fact that Bibi had to form a coalition with some leaders who are more on the right than on the political spectrum. There was a gathering of 80,000 people on the streets of Tel Aviv to protest some of the moves the new coalition wants to make in the legal arena. People in Israel fear the survival of the only true democracy in the Middle East. Added to that is the constant tension about the land and the expansion of Jewish settlements.
The accusation of colonization and occupation–a fabricated narrative from the 1960s–is now well-seared into people’s brains. Very few, if any, in the mainstream media are questioning the validity of such a claim. Nothing shows how wildly accepted the “Palestinian Narrative “is more than the recent artifact “returned” to the Palestinian authority. A 2,700-year-old spoon from the Assyrian empire was confiscated from its owner as a part of a criminal case. It was then given to the Palestinian Authority and described as a “historic repatriation.”
Let’s not miss the point here. A significant shift just occurred. For the last sixty years, the Palestinian narrative has been part of anti-Jewish propaganda to turn Israel into “Palestine” so that the rightful original and indigenous original occupants could return. The narrative has become truth, and now is the time to begin validating it with artifacts and antiquities. Enter “the spoon,” heralded as “an example of Palestinian cultural patrimony.” This will undoubtedly be followed by more artifacts to enrich the history of a people that never existed–at least until their introduction to the world by Yasir Arafat and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) in the 1960s.
Jewish history has been rewritten to rob the Jewish people of their heritage, culture, customs, and, last but not least, their land: Eretz Yisrael! I wish the Palestinian Authority would be honest about their goals like PLO executive member Zahir Muhsein was in an interview for a Dutch newspaper in 1977, “The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct ‘Palestinian people’ to oppose Zionism for tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa. While as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.” He was very transparent and admitted that the Palestinian people were invented solely for political gain. Let’s look at a few points made by the Bible as it pertains to Israel and the land.
• The Land ultimately belongs to God: God has granted the title deed to the Jewish people forever, but ultimately, it is His land.
‘The land, moreover, shall not be sold permanently, because the land is Mine; for you are only strangers and residents with Me (Leviticus 25:23.)
• The Land was given to Abraham and his descendants by God: God has given the Land of Canaan to the Jewish people ONLY through Abraham and his descendants
And the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord who had appeared to him. (Genesis 12:7, 13:15.)
• The Land grant was based on an unconditional covenant with Abraham: God made a covenant with Abraham, but only the Shechinah glory of God passed through the split animals making it eternal, and God said, “I will,” making the covenant unconditional.
Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, terror and great darkness fell upon him. 17 Now it came about, when the sun had set, that it was very dark, and behold, a smoking oven and a flaming torch appeared which passed between these pieces. 18 On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your descendants I have given this land, From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates: 19 the land of the Kenite, the Kenizzite, the Kadmonite, 20 the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Rephaim, 21 the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Girgashite, and the Jebusite.” (Genesis 15:12, 17-21.)
• The Land grant was based on specific boundaries that should never be expanded: While the current size of Israel (about the size of New Jersey) is not what the millennial size (twice Texas) will be, even the specific boundaries of the more significant Israel are not expandable by one foot. There isn’t one country in the world that would have to abide by biblical boundaries and not try to expand its territory through war or other human means. Israel is unique in that regard.
4 and command the people, saying, “You are going to pass through the territory of your brothers the sons of Esau, who live in Seir; and they will be afraid of you. So be very careful; 5 do not provoke them, for I will not give you any of their land, not even as much as a footprint, because I have given Mount Seir to Esau as a possession.” (Deuteronomy 2:4-5.)
18 ‘Today you shall cross over Ar, the border of Moab. 19 When you come opposite the sons of Ammon, do not attack them nor provoke them, for I will not give you any of the land of the sons of Ammon as a possession, because I have given it to the sons of Lot as a possession.’ (Deuteronomy 2:18-19.)
• The Land was to Abraham, then Isaac (never Ishmael) and then Jacob (never Esau): While the land was first promised to Abraham, the promise was repeated through his son Isaac and his grandson Jacob.
Now Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac; 6 but to the sons of [a]his concubines, Abraham gave gifts while he was still living, and sent them away from his son Isaac eastward, to the land of the east. (Genesis 25:5-6.)
Live for a time in this land and I will be with you and bless you, for to you and to your descendants I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore to your father Abraham. (Genesis 26:3.)
May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, so that you may become a multitude of peoples. 4 May He also give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your descendants with you, so that you may possess the land where you live as a stranger, which God gave to Abraham.” (Genesis 28:3-4.)
• The Land grant is only based on God’s character, never on Israel’s performance: Israel was sent into captivity more than once, but God, while He disciplined the Jewish people, never rescinded on His promise.
Yet in spite of this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them, nor will I so loathe them as to destroy them, breaking My covenant with them; for I am the Lord their God. 45 But I will remember for them the covenant with their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, so that I might be their God. I am the Lord.’” (Leviticus 26:44-45.)
• God’s promise to Israel is as unmovable as the universe He created: God gives the ultimate recipe for the guaranteed destruction of Israel and the Jewish people, but He makes it impossible.
35 This is what the Lord says, He who gives the sun for light by day And the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar— The Lord of armies is His name: 36 “If this fixed order departs From Me,” declares the Lord, “Then the descendants of Israel also will cease To be a nation before Me forever.” 37 This is what the Lord says: “If the heavens above can be measured And the foundations of the earth searched out below, Then I will also reject all the descendants of Israel For everything that they have done,” declares the Lord. (Jeremiah 31:35-37.)
These are seven points out of many more I could make to validate this claim. I am well aware that a biblical defense of Israel’s right to the land will only work with those who hold the Bible as the inerrant word of God. My measuring stick has been the Bible for the last 40 years, and I know that one day I will have to answer to God, not for my salvation which I received 40 years ago as a gift from God through the atoning sacrifice of Yeshua of Nazareth, but for how I served and obeyed after He rescued me. Many Bible believers today do not see a future for Israel and buy into the false narrative of the Palestinians as an ethnic group. It is to them that this article is addressed.
We cannot change God, we cannot change His character, and since His promises and covenants are rooted in His character, we cannot change them either. What people can always do, though, is to study the facts of history alongside the promises of the Bible. If Israel weren’t in God’s plan, from a human perspective, we would have been long gone, but we still exist and are growing stronger against all odds. So, the Bible is one aspect of why we survived all the attempts at decimating us. Add history, politics, and archeology to that foundational truth, and the case is a slam dunk for those who are honest and humble enough to admit it.
Dollar Collapse Now in Motion? Saudi Arabia Signals the End Of Petro Status – Brandon Smith - https://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=5873
The decline of a currency's world reserve status is often a long process rife with denials. There are numerous economic "experts" out there who have been dismissing any and all warnings of dollar collapse for years. They just don't get it, or they don't want to get it. The idea that the US currency could ever be dethroned as the defacto global trade mechanism is impossible in their minds.
One of the key pillars keeping the dollar in place as the world reserve is its petro status, and this factor is often held up as the reason why the Greenback cannot fail. The other argument is that the dollar is backed by the full force of the US military, and the US military is backed by the US Treasury and the Federal Reserve - in other words, the dollar is backed by...the dollar; it's a very circular and naive position.
These sentiments are not only pervasive among mainstream economists, they are also all over the place within the alternative media. I suspect the main hang-up for liberty-movement analysts is the notion that the globalist establishment would ever allow the dollar or the US economy to fail. Isn't the dollar system their "golden goose"?
The answer is no, it is NOT their golden goose. The dollar is just another stepping stone towards their goal of a one-world economy and a one-world currency. They have killed the world reserve status of other currencies in the past, why wouldn't they do the same to the dollar?
Globalist white papers and essays specifically outline the need for a diminished role for the US currency as well as a decline in the American economy in order to make way for Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and a new global currency system controlled by the IMF. I warned about this years ago, and my position has always been that the derailment of the dollar would likely start with the end of its petro status.
In 2017 I published an article titled "Saudi Coup Signals War And The New World Order Reset"'. I noted at the time that the sudden power shift over to crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman indicated a change in Saudi Arabia's relationship to the US. I stated that:
To understand how drastic this coup has been, consider this -- for decades Saudi Kings maintained political balance by doling out vital power positions to separate, carefully chosen successors. Positions such as Defense Minister, the Interior Ministry and the head of the National Guard. Today, Mohammed Bin Salman controls all three positions. Foreign policy, defense matters, oil and economic decisions and social changes are now all in the hands of one man.
The rise of MBS was backed by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), a fund comprised of trillions of dollars supplied by globalists within Carlyle Group (Bush family, etc.), Goldman Sachs, Blackstone and BlackRock. MBS garnered the favor of the globalists for one specific reason - he openly supported their "Vision For 2030", a plan for the dismantling of "fossil fuel"-based energy and the implementation of carbon controls. Yes, that's right, the head of Saudi Arabia is backing the eventual end of oil-based energy, and part of that includes the end of the dollar as the petro currency.
In exchange for their cooperation, the Saudis are being given access to ESG-like funding as well as access to AI advancements and the so-called "digital economy". It sounds crazy, but there is much talk of AI developments to cure numerous health problems and extend lifespan. With those kinds of promises, it's not surprising that Saudi elites would be willing to dump the dollar and even oil.
In 2017 I noted that:
I believe the next phase of the global economic reset will begin in part with the breaking of petrodollar dominance. An important element of my analysis on the strategic shift away from the petrodollar has been the symbiosis between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has been the single most important key to the dollar remaining as the petrocurrency from the very beginning.
I believed that the threat to petro status would ultimately be spurred on by a proxy war between East and West:
World economic war is the real name of the game here, as the globalists play puppeteers to East and West. It is a geopolitical crisis they will have created to engineer public support for a solution they predetermined.
Back then, I thought that such a proxy war would be initiated in the Middle East, possibly in Iran. However, it's clear that Ukraine is the powderkeg the globalists have chosen, at least for now, with Taiwan being the next shoe to drop.
In the years since I made these predictions, the relationship between Saudi Arabia, Russia and China has grown very close. Arms deals and energy deals are becoming a mainstay of trade, which has led to a quiet but steady distancing of the Saudis from the dollar. This past week, the dominoes were set in motion for dollar collapse when Saudi Arabia announced at Davos that they are now willing to trade oil in alternative currencies.
In response, Xi Jinping pledged to ramp up efforts to promote the use of the Chinese yuan in energy deals. This falls in line with another article I wrote in 2017 titled "The Economic End Game Continues", in which I described how conflict with Eastern nations (China and Russia) would be exploited to create a catalyst for the end of the dollar's petro status.
The importance of the Saudi announcement cannot be overstated; this is the beginning of the end of the dollar. The dollar's world reserve status is largely dependent on its petro status. Without one, you cannot have the other. This is almost the exact same dynamic that led to the implosion of the British Sterling decades ago as the global petro currency, which resulted in the rise of the dollar to take its place.
This time, though, it will not be a single foreign currency that takes on the role of world reserve, it will be a basket currency system controlled by the IMF, called Special Drawing Rights, along with a single global digital currency that is yet to be named but is now under development.
The consequences of the loss of reserve status will be devastating to the US economy. It is the only glue holding our system together - the ability to defer inflation by exporting it overseas is a superpower only the US enjoys. The Fed can print money perpetually if it wants to in order to fund the government or prop up US markets, as long as foreign central banks and corporate banks are willing to absorb dollars as a tool for global trade.
If the dollar is no longer the primary international trade mechanism, the trillions upon trillions of dollars the Fed has created from thin air over the years will all come flooding back to the US through various avenues, and hyperinflation (or hyperstagflation) will be the result.
This dynamic is already in play, as foreign holders of US debt and dollars have been dumping them at record pace since 2017. The process continues at a time when the Federal Reserve is cutting its balance sheet and raising interest rates, which means there is no longer a buyer of last resort.
This may be why multiple foreign central banks have renewed their purchases of gold reserves and are once again stockpiling precious metals. They seem to be well aware of what is about to happen to the dollar, while the American public is kept in the dark.
The effects of the decline of the dollar may not be immediately felt, or become obvious for another year or two. What will happen is consistent inflation on top of the high prices we are already dealing with. Meaning, the Federal Reserve will continue to hold interest rates higher and prices will barely budge or they may climb in spite of monetary tightening. Even in the face of a major recessionary contraction, which I predict will be triggered starting in April, prices will STILL remain higher.
All the while the mainstream media and government economists will say they have "no idea" why inflation is so persistent, and that "nobody could have seen this coming". Some of us saw it coming, but only because we accept the reality that the dollar's days are numbered.
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The Felonious Fabric of Fraudulent Factions - By Gene Lawley - https://www.raptureready.com/2023/01/28/the-felonious-fabric-of-fraudulent-factions-by-gene-lawley/
Ever since Lucifer, having been created with the ability to choose, rebelled against the God of the Universe, he has been at work to replace God on His throne. This is told in Ezekiel 28 and is unmistakably dealing with God’s creation of a highly placed angel over the hosts of heaven.
As a reminder, look at Isaiah the prophet’s account of his intent: “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations!
“For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit” (Isaiah 14:12-15).
Both Daniel and the Apostle John tell of a series of world kingdoms, seven in all, in which John notes that this “great red dragon,” as described in Revelation 12, was and is the central authority of those kingdoms. Revelation 13:2b says, “The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.” (The dragon gives the beast, representing the Antichrist spirit of all ages, that continual authority.)
Isaiah alludes to his ending, but let’s see how that looks from the Apostle John’s view in Revelation 20:10: “The devil, who deceived them [the nations], was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast [Antichrist] and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”
Throughout the centuries since Creation, the devil has consistently attempted to corrupt the plan of God, and especially His greatest creation, the man and the woman, in His own likeness. The story of Job’s endurance is typical of that tactic. Most commonly, though, a simple temptation will do the trick, it seems. Man’s grasp of the purpose of God seems greatly limited.
But we want to look at the development over the years of that rising tide of evil that swirls under the surface of the visible society and now is becoming more and more openly prominent. It is the New World Order, the one-world government envisioned by globalists who have no loyalty to any nation regardless of their oath of office.
It is closely associated with the history of money, reaching back to the days of feudalism when the landowners would store their grain in warehouses.
Over time, the warehouse owners learned that issuing certificates for certain amounts of grain value could be used instead of transferring the actual grain in trade exchanges when a grain owner needed that value. The receiver of the certificate would report the transfer of the ownership of that certain amount of grain in the warehouse.
Then, the warehouser recognized that there was always a certain amount of grain in the warehouse, so he began to issue certificates based on that continued balance, with great caution, no doubt. Nevertheless, the current system of banking had that beginning, as I understand it.
The Rothchild extended family were the early participants in that development. It gets ugly. It has been said, though now denied, that one Nathan Rothchild declared in 1820, “Give me control of a nation’s money supply, and I will not care what its laws are.”
President Andrew Jackson in the early 1800s was a bottleneck to them, but when Abraham Lincoln issued “greenback dollars” from the national treasury, he was assassinated. No such reason was ever admitted, however. Apparently, for a nation to provide its own funding from its treasury is not acceptable to the bankers.
When President John F. Kennedy issued silver certificates from the national treasury, it was too much, and a patsy—yes—who could be charged for his elimination was found. But this was after the infamous Federal Reserve System had been established and made “legal” in 1913. In 1910, a covey of leading businessmen, bankers, industrialists, oil executives and government insiders had met secretly at Jekyll Island off the coast of Georgia and developed the Federal Reserve System of banking for the United States.
The truth was not widely known until the 1930s, no doubt about the time when FDR called in all of the gold in the country at $35 an ounce. The Federal Reserve is neither Federal nor a Reserve. Ten international families own the System, and they are under no risk for the issue of Federal Reserve Notes; that is, they have no assets at the risk of a loss. However, member banks are required to have a certain amount of reserved assets, as is the manner required of insurance companies.
In 1913, it was made legal, as well as the income tax law to raise funds for payment of the debt the system would create. Then, how were they to create that debt? Well, how about a World War? It took a few years, but in 1917, the assassination of a nobleman in eastern Europe got one kicked off. Just like that. At one time, in those years, three members of the extended Rothchild family were heads of the financial departments in three nations–Germany, England, and the USA. Paul Warburg was in the USA’s department.
As long as Congress keeps raising the debt limit, the paper “legal tender” continues to flow. The threat is that not legalizing a higher debt limit is necessary to keep the government from shutting down. Actually, the US Treasury could issue “legal tender” in violation of the Federal Reserve’s dictates, but who has the courage to do that?
Now, with this new law just passed by the lame-duck Democrats, the nation is approaching $33 Trillion of national debt on which $Billions are due to that “bank” in interest each year. Actually, it amounts to only returning that much of the “money” that is borrowed each year. The debt can never be paid off, for all of the funds available are debt dollars.
Returning $33 Trillion would require all of the money supply to be consumed for that purpose. Remember that claim of Nathan Rothchild? In the 60-plus years I have followed or looked back at, there has never been a time when Congress did not raise the debt limit to avoid a shutdown of the government. Raising the rate of interest restricts the borrowing of Federal Reserve dollars which is said to control inflation by cutting economic activity.
Socialism feeds on this system, for sure. And taxation is the way they want to slow it down. It is that graduated income tax method that is the fourth plank in Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto. No wonder the leftists are so fearful of Donald Trump’s intent of “draining the swamp.”
In that side of the worldwide spiritual warfare, there is not an honest recognition of God having anything to do with the events of the world. The judgments reported in the Book of Revelation and those predicted in the gospels are all in the earth and involving people of the earth. This world is the battleground for that spiritual warfare between God and Satan. In the fullness of time, God will bring His plan into reality.
We must not forget that “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believed on Him would not perish but have everlasting life!”
Scriptures tell us, as in Titus 1:1-3, that before time began (See Genesis 1), He has planned this whole redemption process. In 2 Thessalonians 2, the inspired Word says that before the Lord returns, “a falling away must come first,” then He who holds back the evil until the right time will come for those who belong to Him.
It looks like that “falling away” has been formulating for centuries, from kingdom to kingdom, as Daniel the prophet and John the revelator discuss. A reminder came up recently that Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union murdered 27 million of Ukraine’s population to force Communism upon them in the 1920-30s. Now, Putin is doing the same for his own glory. And the USA is committed to helping Ukraine throw off his attacks. There seems to be no way Putin can be stopped without major bloodshed.
The prophecy of Jesus is that the Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, and no one will know the day nor the hour. This is not like the details of His coming to the earth at the end of the seven years of tribulation told of in the Book of Revelation, the Second Coming, so-called. Jesus did not say “some day and some hour” but a certain day and hour. It is a day already appointed by God the Father, and it will not deviate.
Many Scriptures direct the careful reader to watch for that Day, and be ready for it, ready in our relationship with the Lord. One place I have shared often says, “When these things begin to happen, look up, for your redemption draws near” (Luke 21:28). That chapter is full of events that look like today’s happenings. “Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” (Revelation 22:20b).
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The Collapse Of Faith In America - by Michael Snyder - http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/the-collapse-of-faith-in-america/
Once upon a time the United States was known as a “Christian nation”, but now our country is moving away from those roots at a pace that is absolutely breathtaking. I spend a lot of time writing about the ongoing collapse of our economic system, but the truth is that we are witnessing a collapse of faith as well. In 1972, a Pew survey found that 92 percent of all Americans identified as Christians, but the most recent Pew survey that asked this question discovered that only 63 percent of Americans still identify as Christians at this point…
Pew Research Center has been measuring religious identity since 2007 using a slightly different question wording – “What is your present religion, if any?” – as well as a different set of response options. Since 2007, the percentage of adults who say they are atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular” in the Center’s surveys has grown from 16% to 29%. During this time, the share of U.S. adults who identify as Christian has fallen from 78% to 63%.
If you look at this chart, you will see that the decline has greatly accelerated in recent years.
Assuming that this trend continues, it won’t be too long before we are under 50 percent.
And it is very important to note that many Americans that still identify as “Christians” want absolutely nothing to do with traditional Christian values.
Church attendance in the United States has been steadily falling for decades as well, and the shift that we have seen since the pandemic started has been particularly dramatic…
Protestant pastors reported that typical church attendance is only 85% of pre-pandemic levels, McConnell said, while research by the Survey Center on American Life and the University of Chicago found that in spring 2022 67% of Americans reported attending church at least once a year, compared with 75% before the pandemic.
As a result, large numbers of churches are being forced to close all over the nation.
In fact, a recent Guardian article claimed that “thousands of churches are closing each year”…
Churches are closing at rapid numbers in the US, researchers say, as congregations dwindle across the country and a younger generation of Americans abandon Christianity altogether – even as faith continues to dominate American politics.
As the US adjusts to an increasingly non-religious population, thousands of churches are closing each year in the country – a figure that experts believe may have accelerated since the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are going down the exact same road that almost every other western nation has already traveled.
At one time, virtually every nation in the western world was heavily Christian, but now most of them have been transformed into post-Christian societies.
It could be argued that the United States is already there as well, and one recent survey found that most parents do not consider it to be important to pass their faith on to their children…
“Parents place less importance on their children growing up to have religious or political beliefs that are similar to their own. About a third (35%) say it is extremely or very important to them that their children share their religious beliefs, and 16% say the same about their children’s political beliefs,” Pew researchers Rachel Minkin and Juliana Horowitz said in Parenting in America Today released on Tuesday.
Numbers such as these should make all of us very sad.
As Americans increasingly move away from what they have previously believed, it is inevitable that even more churches will close.
Meanwhile, many of the institutions that still remain are bitterly divided over sexuality. Here is just one example…
The United Methodist Church announced a proposal Friday to split the denomination over what it called “fundamental differences” regarding its beliefs on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy.
The proposal, signed by 16 church leaders from around the world, will be voted on at the church’s 2020 general conference in May. If passed, it would allow for a “traditionalist” denomination to separate from the United Methodist Church, the second largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., with more than 12 million members worldwide.
And Roman Catholicism is also being torn apart by controversies related to sexuality…
Gay “clubs” operate openly in Catholic seminaries, the institutions that prepare men for the priesthood, the late Pope Benedict XVI has claimed in a posthumously published book scathing of Pope Francis’s progressive agenda.
In a blistering attack on the state of the Catholic Church under his successor’s papacy, Benedict, who died on Dec 31 at the age of 95, said that the vocational training of the next generation of priests is on the verge of “collapse”.
He claimed that some bishops allow trainee priests to watch pornographic films as an outlet for their sexual urges.
Our culture is being fundamentally transformed all around us, and many prominent Christian leaders are deeply concerned about where things are headed.
During a recent interview, Franklin Graham warned about what will happen if we do not change course…
Graham, who heads the Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, told CBN’s Faithwire he’s read Scripture and knows where culture is headed.
“I know where we’re going,” he said. “I’ve read Revelation. I know what’s getting ready to happen to this world. Judgment is coming.”
Graham continued, “God is going to judge this earth with the rejection of His Son, and there’s gonna be a great price to pay.”
Of course Franklin Graham is quite right.
These are the end times, and judgment is coming.
Unfortunately, most people are not interested in listening to the warnings.
But even though our society is rapidly moving away from religion, more evidence that validates the Christian faith continues to emerge.
For example, a team of researchers in France has determined that an ancient stone that is on display at the Louvre Museum in Paris actually contains references to King David from the Bible…
The stele includes phrases such as “House of David” and “Altar of David,” but the damage to the stone’s face made accurate translation of the text difficult.
By using newer technology, including enhancing techniques in digital photography, researchers verified that the text does refer to the biblical King David.
I was so excited when I first read that.
And all over the Middle East, vast numbers of Muslims are becoming Christians after having supernatural experiences with Jesus…
The Rev. Lazarus Yeghnazar, founder of Transform Iran, an organization preaching the Gospel to Iran and planting churches, told CBN’s Faithwire many Iranians find themselves enraptured by Christ following these apparitions.
“They cannot stop talking about it. Hence the severe persecution, the severity of the brutality,” Yeghnazar said of the persecution many Iranian Christians face. “[Believers will say], ‘I saw a vision of a man with a white robe, with a cross on his shoulder or on his heart, and he says, ‘I’m Jesus.’”
Just as He has done throughout the past two thousand years, Jesus is still showing people that He is alive.
Sadly, many Americans simply do not care.
Our nation is choosing to reject faith like never before, and right now there are no indications that this is going to turn around any time soon.
Daily Jot: The US Government and the end of COVID - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
Joe Biden says he intends to declare an end to the COVID national and public health emergencies on May 11. The notice was made January 30 in a Statement of Policy to House Republicans who are considering legislation to bring a more immediate end to the COVID emergencies. The statement noted: “To be clear, continuation of these emergency declarations until May 11 does not impose any restriction at all on individual conduct with regard to COVID-19. They do not impose mask mandates or vaccine mandates. They do not restrict school or business operations. They do not require the use of any medicines or tests in response to cases of COVID-19.” This again is false word play by the government.
Just weeks ago, the Biden Administration placed COVID travel restrictions on air passengers coming from China and Hong Kong and hidden in that announcement was a signal to more COVID restrictions. The announcement made clear: “Authorities at the federal or local levels could reimpose, extend, further ease, or otherwise amend any restrictions with little-to-no notice depending on disease activity over the coming weeks.” This leaves the door open for the government at any level to reinstitute lockdowns, require vaccine passports, mandate vaccinations, or any other restrictions with “little to no notice.” On one hand the Biden government says there are no restrictions and on the other hand it is saying that the government can impose them anytime it wants without notice.
Who would have ever thought that our own government, constitutionally required to protect its citizens, would have redefined the definition of “vaccine”; forced a gene therapy serum on the people that didn’t prevent COVID or the spread of it; mandated deadly draconian protocols at hospitals and incentivized them for their use; partnered with media and corporations on a propaganda campaign to promote its deadly policies and censor any dissent; and now deny the many long-term side effects and deaths caused by its gene therapy experiment? While Joe Biden and his authoritarian human laboratory buddies in the so-called health care industry say the COVID state of emergency is ended in May, the horror show of what they did will never be finished in the lifetime of those reading this column.
Study after study has been published showing the terrible outcomes caused by the shots, protocols and incentives to use those protocols. There are so many of them now that the government, media and big pharma cannot possibly censor them all. There will be court cases and investigations, but the stage is set for future deceptions under this extremely invasive and agenda-driven socialist healthcare system in America. As is written in Colossians 2:8, “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” Beware, indeed. There are plans afoot to continue the deceptions of the past in the name of science and philosophy, even though they were failures. Discern and resist them for they are forerunners to the Beast system of the end times.
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Daily Devotion: Getting Back to God’s Original Design - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
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At my house we have electronic gadgets, like most people do, and each one has an alarm. The microwave signals when my food is ready. An alarm on the dryer lets me know that it’s time to take the clothes out. The printer signals when it’s out of paper.
And all these gadgets also have error codes. When an error code appears, I have to consult the user’s manual to find out what’s wrong. Then I’ll try to correct the problem.
I think there are multiple error codes flashing across the United States today. We’re standing at a crossroads. We have never been in worse shape morally. Crime continues to explode. Families continue to splinter. And the fabric of society continues to unravel.
Meanwhile, God has given us His user’s manual for life: the Word of God, the Bible. It tells us what to do when a society unravels. And what we need today in America—and around the globe—is a far-reaching, Heaven-sent revival.
The word revive means “to restore to original condition.” A lot of people today like to restore old cars, and they’re sticklers about original paint and original parts. They want the original equipment.
In the same way, to be spiritually revived means to get back to God’s original design. Charles Finney, who was part of a great revival, described it this way: “Revival is nothing more or less than a new beginning of obedience to God.”
A real revival isn’t something that we start or stop; it’s something that God supernaturally does. There are times in history when God has intervened. Each of these divine interventions has come during a very dark time when there was a moral breakdown. Then God, in His grace, stepped in and brought about a spiritual awakening.
We need a real revival today. We need to see God work because our nation needs it as never before.
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