The Coming Revealing of the Anti-Christ – by Pastor Mike Taylor - https://pastormiketaylor.blogspot.com/2022/07/the-coming-revealing-of-anti-christ.html
1”And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.”(Revelation 13:1-2)
In one of my messages, I explored what could be the destruction of America. Now I take another approach that during the Tribulation, or preceding the time of Jacob's trouble, that Socialism will overtake this nation, and the freedoms we have enjoyed our whole lives are suddenly stripped away and America becomes a police state to the likes of Communist Russia. I now explore the possible revealing of the Beast power and the Anti-Christ. Hence this is exploration and based on conjecture of how the Bible is interpreted and what it means...I may be right and I may be wrong, but we are to stay watchful at all times and not get carried away with the problems or pleasures of this life...but await the next, our eternal life.
RISE OF THE BEAST POWER
For centuries what comprises the True Church of the Living God, mankind has wondered who and what would be the beast found in Revelation chapter 13. Many have hypothesized the identity of the dreadful beast that rises out of the sea. I have myself, explored possible scenarios and possible candidates apart from the popular views of evangelical Christianity, as it is shrouded in mystery, but as we draw closer to the time of the end of days of man's rule upon this earth, the details draw more and more clear.
In the past, I have made references to three possible candidates, that being the pope in Rome, the 12th Imam of Islam, and the President of the USA, as we just finally got rid of the apostate Obama and replaced him with someone that is attempting to remove the attempt to overthrow this country and has brought us out of the debauchery that the USA was drowning in. But now we are back into the Biden/Obama era and the planned destruction of this country into "build back better" a plan for NEW WORLD ORDER.
But let us take a journey in exploring this chapter and make some statements that may come to pass, or may not, as only God knows the end result. We just stay focused on God's Word and keep our hearts and minds in tune with His Holy Spirit.
In the first verses, noted above we see a beast rise out of the sea. This beast is similar to the dragon that was mentioned in Revelation chapter 12. They both have “seven heads and ten horns” as noted again in Revelation chapter 17. The bible identifies seven consecutive world powers, or earthly governments that Satan used to persecute God's Church, His faithful church not necessarily the ruling church of the Middle Ages. The dragon is Satan working through pagan religions, the occult and spiritualism, while the beast symbolizes Satan working in disguise, using the corrupted Christian church to do his work. In verse 5 we see that the beast continues “forty and two months” . This is the exact number of years if you convert those months into years of 1260 years that Papal Rome had dominion over the whole known world. In verse 7, it makes “war with the saints” persecuting Christ's true followers who struggled to maintain the truth of God's Word. This beast is none other than the Papal Church system that ruled with terror for all those years. It arose as predicted among the populated European nations, symbolized by “the sea” and the “ten horns”. But note that Papal authority has since diminished from the time of her dominance, but she will rise again. Prophecy has an inerrant ability to repeat itself in a duality of events during these last days. Papal Rome ruled with an iron fist from 538 AD-1798 as noted in Verse 2 of this chapter.
WHO IS THE BEAST?
This beast has the characteristics of a leopard, a bear and a lion, the same beast powers mentioned in Daniel chp. 7 being the leopard of Greece, the bear of Medo-Persia and the lion for Babylon. This beast represents the Papacy, the same religious-political power portrayed by the little horn of Daniel 7 that had power over the whole continent of Europe.
The dragon gave the beast “his power, and his seats, and great authority”. Pagan Rome gave all these things to Papal Rome, and a pagan “christian” institution of the time, had the means to persecute and destroy God's faithful people for hundreds of years to over a thousand years, destroying millions of lives.
3 “And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?” (Revelation 17:3-4)
PAPAL ROME RECEIVES A DEADLY WOUND
In 1798, the French General Berthier under the commands of Napoleon took the Pope prisoner and attempted to completely eliminate the Papacy as an institution. It seems to the world that the Papacy was “wounded to death, as that pope Pius VI was thrown into prison and lost his life”
Pope Pius defeated
"Pope Pius VI sued for peace, which was granted at Tolentino on February 19, 1797; but on December 28 of that year, in a riot blamed by Papal forces on Italian and French revolutionaries, the popular brigadier-general Mathurin-Léonard Duphot, who had gone to Rome with Joseph Bonaparte as part of the French embassy, was killed and a new pretext was furnished for invasion. General Berthier marched to Rome, entered it unopposed on February 10, 1798, and, proclaiming a Roman Republic, demanded of the Pope the renunciation of his temporal power.
Upon his refusal he was taken prisoner, and on February 20 was escorted from the Vatican to Siena, and thence to the Certosa near Florence. The French declaration of war against Tuscany led to his removal (he was escorted by the Spaniard Pedro Gómez Labrador, Marquis of Labrador) by way of Parma, Piacenza, Turin and Grenoble to the citadel of Valence, the chief town of Drôme where he died six weeks after his arrival, on August 29, 1799, having then reigned longer than any Pope.
Pius VI's body was embalmed, but was not buried until January 30, 1800 after Napoleon saw political advantage to burying the deceased Pope in efforts to bring the Catholic Church back into France." (Wikipedia)
However, the prophecy says that the wound “was healed.” In 1929 the Papacy regained its civil power with the creation of the Vatican State, and the wound began to heal. At some point in the near future the Roman Catholic Church system will completely recover her former glory and will have more power and prominence than ever before. “And the entire world wondered after the beast.” See also vs. 8.
Note that even as I type this message, the Roman Pope Francis wields much political power, that even leaders, prime ministers, and presidents give this man great audience to influence their decisions on what we call the “New World Order” He started it in the United Nations with Sustainable Development and Agenda 2030, which will govern and control every man, woman and child on this planet to do their bidding. It will be total control and even population management that will be genocide of useless people who do not contribute in their mind to the New World Order. That is the focus of the NWO, to depopulate the earth to a “sustainable level” and if millions, or even billions die, then it for the “good of the planet”.
Only recently, had our USA President had the courage to go against this nefarious scheme to the outrage of the NWO proponents. For how long did it last? It seems the world is against putting America first, but our past POTUS was trying to change what was nearly destroyed by the last Dictator in Chief, who can't stand that his legacy is in peril. The liberal “lame stream media” and the liberal democrats in Washington DC are in survival mode and may resort to acts of treason and violence to preserve their dream of a One World Government.
5”And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
6And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.” (Revelation 13:5-7)
Note that the characteristics of this beast parallel very closely the ones in Daniel 7:20-21, 25 and 8:10-12. Have we ever seen a time in our recent history where a leader of a religious-political institution has been blatant with changing or contradicting the clear Words found in our Bibles? Pope “Francis” has been about political shenanigans and using his office to draw all religions into a One World Religion and changing even the moral and spiritual definitions of being a Christian as has never been done before in our modern era. Clearly his goal is a New World Order with the Roman Catholic Church at its center for power and control. Pope Francis is actively courting all religions of Protestantism, Islam, or any other “-ism” and trying to bring them “Home to the Mother Church”.
8 “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9If any man have an ear, let him hear.” (Revelation 13:8-9)
In the last days, nearly the whole world, those “whose names are not written in the book of life,” will “worship” this beast. The day is coming soon when the majority of humankind will obey a few supporting the authority of the Papacy above the commands of God, and will thus worship the beast.
15 “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” (Revelation 13:15-17)
Only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s “Book of Life” will stay true to God. This book records the names of all the saved from every generation of Earth’s history. (Revelation 20:12, 15). It will be a daily test of their faith and endurance to stay true to their calling by God's Holy Spirit. It will not be like it was in the Church Age, when those who embraced Jesus as Lord and Savior were given a deposit, a sealing of God's Holy Spirit of their future glorification. No, they must guard it daily and not be deceived, as the delusions that God will send them to cause them to be damned will be strong because of their lust of the flesh and demonic powers will have full sway over most of humanity left after the Church is “snatched” (raptured) from this earth.
10 “He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.” (Revelation 13:10)
This verse prophecy was fulfilled when the Pope was taken into captivity and received a deadly wound, as Napolean sought to destroy the Papacy.
How did this happen? If you look at history and note what I just told you that in 1929, the deadly wound that was inflicted by Napolean's army in 1798 began to heal. The Roman Catholic Church has had to change her image from a wolf, to a a lamb that wouldn't hurt anyone. But I submit, she is a wolf in sheep's clothing and when the time is right, she will expose herself and reveal her true nature. Since we don't know the identity of the coming Anti-Christ, it is conjecture to label the pope in Rome with that title, but I do believe he will be the false prophet that will push for the worship of this “false messiah”.
THE POSSIBLE IDENTITY OF THE SECOND BEAST.
11 “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
12And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”(Revelation 13:11-15) This was never possible in the past until the development of "artificial intelligence (AI)
Thus begins the part of the chapter that gives me the most distress, as this describes another beast coming up out of the earth. She begins as a lamb, but is transformed into speaking as a dragon. The identity of this beast, could be, and I emphasize, COULD BE, what I described above being the leader of the free world. Many wonder who this false prophet will support and cause all to worship this “imposter”. What superpower on earth and its leader could cause Israel to confirm a peace treaty and the ability to rebuild her temple? Who does she trust NOW or has in the past?
REASONS TO BELIEVE SHE IS THE USA
First off, the USA came to power about 1798, just as the Papacy is going into captivity and receives her deadly wound. The USA declared her independence in July 4th, 1776, and by 1790 has ratified her Constitution, with it's Bill of Rights, and was coming up as a “youthful nation” and was quickly drawn into the political arena and today is the lone Superpower on earth. Many are challenging her, and the forces to depose her are all around, but she remains a power to be reckoned with.
Second, The “sea” represents “multitudes and nations.” Revelation 17:15. The beasts that arise from the sea usually do so amid the strife of war. By contrast, this one comes “out of the earth," representing a relatively peaceful emergence in a comparatively unpopulated area. This is exactly the manner in which The United States came to power. We are called a great melting pot, that has nearly every nationality and race represented within her borders. So we abound in “multitudes and nations” that are represented in our states.
Third, this beast that depicts and represents a nation of youth, innocence, and gentleness, which is based on our God given principles of liberty in religious and civil affairs. (“For where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty”). At its beginnings, the USA had the strength to form a government based on the principles found within the Ten Commandments.
Republicanism and Protestantism were the fundamental principles of the nation. These principles are the secret of its power and prosperity. It is strong because the government and the church are separate, without one controlling the other. She has put her faith in Almighty God in the past, but that is eroding with each passing day, as the nation is in upheaval, as she is being stressed from within. We see the continued riots and push for a New World Order in our Congress and those elite who finance the downfall of our Republic to be transformed into their goal of a One World Government. Only she stands in the way of their plans, and she must be brought to her knees in their warped thinking.
Fourth, it is noteworthy to note that this beast does not have any crowns. She has been a servant of the people, and has not ruled over them, but they control her. Hence our democratic principles of voting those to represent your interest. The USA has never had a king to rule over government, or a pope to rule over the religious freedoms of its citizens, which allowed freedom of worship and expression. To this point we have kept religion and the state separate, as we disdained a religious theocracy, as was found in Papal Europe.
Fifth, in order to rule the world, the Papacy had to have sway over a standing army. To influence and order a national army to do it's bidding, on pain of excommunication in the past, so she must have a superpower to enforce her edicts of religious authority even today, as she did in Medieval's Dark days of apostasy. To force anyone to worship the beast or its image, it must be a power that would enforce, on pain of death, the desires of the Papacy.
This beast will speak “as a dragon” and exercise “all the power of the first beast before him.” The “first beast,” as an agent of the dragon, used its “power” in state affairs to enforce religious laws, resulting in the persecution of the “heretics” who would not submit. For America to do this and “give life unto the image of the beast” it would have to abandon the principles of religious freedom, repudiate the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and discard the fundamental beliefs that have made this great nation what it is. When America uses its power to enforce religious laws and persuades other governments to do the same, it creates an “image of the beast” and it gives life, reflecting the intolerance and persecutions of the medieval Papal Church.
Almighty God gave us another chance
Right now, Christians in American prayed for a reprieve from the debauchery from the “idiot in chief” that left office in January of 2017, but how long did that reprieve holdup? The forces of darkness are rearing their heads and doing all in their power to thwart any “draining of the swamp” which is the liberal base in Washington DC. What will be their attempt to hasten the NWO they so desperately want and envision? Only God knows what lengths they will go to, to realize their “utopian” idea of man's rule on earth. They had tried numerous attempts to remove the man, who I believe God placed in the office of POTUS at that time, as the friend of Israel, much like ancient King Cyrus did. I fear, in the near future, that the next administration will speak like a dragon and impose religious laws enforcing the worship of the first beast, Papal Rome and attempt to destroy Israel. WE have confirmation from this mentally challenged "POTUS" who does the elites desires for a one world govenment. Him being a puppet of the NWO.
Luke warm “Christians” that populate the "church of Laodecia" in America that represent part of the apostate church system will reject God’s law, and His power will be withdrawn from the churches and His protection from the nation. Society will become increasingly evil and violent (as we are seeing in the news that covers most of the large cities run by Democrats), and at the same time the judgments of God will descend on the United States and on the world. Instead of embracing repentance and inward heart change, the church of Laodecia in America will demand that the government enforce religious laws to “bring this nation back to God.” or at least the deceived idea of what “returning to God” is even about. There will be some type of religious edict that will force all who worship the “beast” of Papal Rome to take a mark of loyalty, either in their right hand or their forehead.
6 “And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,” (2nd Thessalonians 2:6-9)
The apostasy that will be evident in the fallen from grace, USA will deceive the world into making “an image of the first beast” through the use of “great wonders” and “miracles.” In Revelation 19:20 this beast is called “the false prophet,” and in Revelation 16:13, 14 he is said to work these miracles through “the spirits of devils.”
13 “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.”(Revelation 16:13-14)
Matthew 14:23-27 indicates that false Christ will add such strength to those deceptions as to make them very nearly overpowering;
8 “”And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2nd Thessalonians 2:8-12)
2nd Corinthians 11:14 adds that Satan himself is capable of masquerading as “an angel of light.”
16 “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” (Revelation 13:16-18)
Now the identity of the coming Anti-Christ has not been revealed. But where has the coming RFID chip that is placed in the right hand, or the vaccine with its tattoo and mark in either the hand, or later even in the forehead? It is conjecture, even on my part to name the man, as I believe we will never know for sure, as the church, the True Church of the Living God, will not be on earth when he is revealed, but let me share something with you that many of you may or may not know that gives “hint” of who the man is.
The mark of the coming Beast power and its dictator, the Anti-Christ, will require a mark as mentioned on each person's body, either in the forehead and in their right hand. It's not so much as a economic sign, as it is sure that, for without it, you can't participate in the economy, whatever form it is in that sad time called the Tribulation. But what it is more importantly, its a sign of worship, of allegiance to the supreme ruler of your lives. The man will reveal himself by confirming a covenant with Israel that will start the Tribulation and at the mid-point of the Tribulation, this Satan's son will make desolate the temple in Jerusalem or the abomination that causeth desolation, and the nation of Israel will know that the treaty they signed with him 3.5 years ago, was a pact with the devil.
But the mark of YHWH, a mark of worship...God’s seal is His name, character and law written in His people’s hearts and minds and is seen in His laws which are found in your Bible. Those laws, and the sacrifice of His only Son, identifies who our God is, and who created each of us. Those who resist the mark of the beast are those who “keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” and will not bow the knee or worship at the first church of the Anti-Christ, or the church of Satan.
But what is the significance of the number 666? I believe we know that the beast, whose number this is, may symbolize the Roman Papacy, and that it’s “the number of a man.” One of the pope’s titles is said to be Vicarius Filii Dei, “Vicar of the Son of God.” In Latin, the language of Catholicism, some of the letters double as numbers, and the numerical value of Vicarius Filii Dei adds up to 666, and a great many Bible scholars believe that this is how 666 is to be interpreted.
Am I saying the Pope is the Anti-Christ? He very well may be and he may not. As I said, we won't know for sure. But believe you me, the RCC will be at the table of power in the last days and she will reclaim her position of power to even a greater degree than what she had in the Middle Ages of her 1260 years of ruling over mankind. Problem for her is, it will be a small, temporary rule that will find her either destroyed by the Anti-Christ if she be only the False Prophet, or be destroyed by Jesus Christ, our Living God when He comes to set up His reign and rule for a 1000 years.
16, “And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
17, For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.” (Revelation 17:16-18)
These verses would identify the False Prophet along with its Harlot Church as being destroyed by the Anti-Christ. But what if the Pope is the AC himself?
He will destroy all religions, including the Roman Catholic Church in favor of worship of himself. Remember what Paul wrote in 2nd Thessalonians?
4 “Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” (2nd Thessalonians 2:4)
IF THE POPE is the AC, then he will destroy all religions in favor of worship of himself, as Satan desires worship, as he has entered the man.
“ 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." (Isaiah 14:13-14)
CONCLUSION AND FINAL THOUGHTS
So there you have it, my reader. My hypothesis of what may happen in the last days coming very soon. I pray those found in Jesus Christ will not witness one iota of the coming carnage that will transpire on this earth when the lawless one is revealed. I am believing that the Roman Catholic Pope will either be the false prophet promoting a false religion to worship of the RCC with the USA as the state army to enforce his will. OR be the Anti-Christ himself and will destroy the Roman church in favor of worship of himself. And this man will be destroyed by Jesus Christ, our King and Savior, at His coming to rule and reign for a 1000 years by the brightness of His coming.
8 “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” (2nd Thessalonians 2:8-10)
It could be highly possible will we see an unholy “trinity” of the Pope in Rome, the leader of the USA at that time, and Satan entering both.
The analogy of the coming One World Church with the RCC as receiving all worship towards her, and the USA as its enforcer, will be on the scale of when Charlemagne was enforcer of Papal Rome in the Middle Ages. It will be as it was then. To have this even take place, one other event must happen first.
6 “And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” (2nd Thessalonians 2:6-10)
Understand, my reader, this could happen at any given moment. As I've mentioned in the past, I will be acutely aware of that call and as I was listening for a trumpet this last Feast of Trumpets that did not happen YET, or it may be the next fall, or the next, as that is the Feast of Trumpets which is the next chronological order of the Feast of God that He has fulfilled to the letter in the past...I have covered this extensively in the past, so if you missed it, then it's on my blog for the interested reader.
As you should know, if you read any of my past messages, the personal pronoun in the verses directly above points to a only ONE power that has the ability to withhold evil in this world, and that is God's Holy Spirit. And since God told us He would never leave us or forsake us, when God's Holy Spirit is removed, so shall His church and all who dwell in Her....in an instant.
51 “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” (1st Corinthians 15:51-55)
Time is fast running out for those who receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior to the “ark of safety” when the Tribulation comes upon the earth. As many can see, the USA is in the biggest upheaval that will either bring her down, or make her the Superpower that enforces the worship of the Anti-Christ and his image. Those who miss receiving Jesus as Lord and Savior, will be thrust headlong into a time that words cannot justify the horror that will be experienced by those who miss the greatest event this side of Jesus resurrection. Some call it the “Rapture'...called harpazo in the Epistles of Paul, and identified as a snatching away, by force of those who are taken. It will happen in a flash. Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell upon the earth during that time, as they will see tribulation so great that no flesh would be saved, as Jesus told us plainly:
21 “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.” (Matthew 24:21-22)
It will be that that much destruction and carnage of all life on this planet. Don't make that mistake and think you have all the time in the world. Your time could run out in the next few seconds.
16“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17, God sent not His Son to condemn the world, but that the world through Him, might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:16-18)
And as it is written, if you desire to be with Jesus Christ, the above verses and the ones below will lead you to a prayer of repentance.
8 “But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:8-13)
Receive Jesus our Lord, today and be filled with God's Holy Spirit and a guarantee you will not see what I have just described...
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Nearing Midnight: Seas and Waves Really Roaring! – Terry James - https://www.raptureready.com/category/nearing-midnight/
We’ve covered Jesus’ Olivet Discourse many times. There has been plenty of fodder in it to provide evidence that stage-setting for prophetic fulfillment is ramping up on a timeline of frequency and intensity.
One of our most-looked-at prophecies that involves the Lord speaking on things to come is found in the following:
And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring. (Luke 21:25)
While application has been made to the physical elements involved in this prophecy—the seas and waves of the literal oceans indicating that nature is responding violently to man’s rejection of God—some word studies show that the “seas and waves” in this instance refers to the peoples of the earth.
I believe this could be a dual application. The Lord might well have been speaking of both the literal geophysical condition and the human condition.
However, the prophetic utterance leading into the “seas and waves roaring” statement involves the reference to nations “in distress,” “with perplexity,” seemingly making it more likely to mean that the “seas of people” will be in a high degree of uproar—which is why I use the word “really” in the title of this week’s piece.
People are really in an uproar as of the time of this writing. Europe, in particular, is in upheaval, due to economics and food scarcity brought on by increasingly dictatorial governments.
Following are excerpts that prove Jesus’ words about the “seas and waves roaring” at the end of the age, which is where we almost certainly find ourselves.
For weeks there have been protests by farmers in the Netherlands against their left-wing government’s Great Reset policies, the EU’s “Green Deal,” and the associated forced closure of farms. Their government’s radical ‘climate change’ measures aim to slash emissions in some provinces by 95%. That would mean the end for about 30 percent of the farmers…
Farmers in other nations, Spain, Italy, Poland, Germany, and France, have begun their own protests as the E.U. intensifies its efforts to slash emissions in all member states causing harm to citizens’ livelihoods and the global food supply.
The Netherlands protests and blockades are already affecting some supermarkets that are running out of food. Moreover, Spain’s farmers have again taken to the streets because of inflation…
Polish farmers also staged protests in Warsaw, marching in the streets against their government’s destabilizing policies:
Polish farmers also rise up in Warsaw: “That’s enough! We won’t let ourselves be robbed!” They accuse the political class of destabilizing production by raising interest rates, which does not stop inflation: “We workers cannot pay for the crisis created by the politicians!”…
Italian farmers have since joined the mass protests, having had enough of their left-wing government’s climate policies and rising food costs…
In [one] video, a farmer can be heard encouraging others to mobilize and stage their protests in Rome. “We are not slaves; we are farmers!” shouted a farmer from his tractor.
“You should all come along with us! Because under these conditions, we cannot put food on the table anymore! We can’t take it anymore! You should side with us! To Rome! We must go to Rome! Because we can’t take this anymore!”…
Farmers who learned from the Canadian Freedom truckers are currently blockading the Netherlands- German border with tractors to protest the World Economic Forum’s climate change policies of their government. (“Dutch farmer protest sparked by policy Trudeau wants for Canada,” by Amy Mek, RAIR, Rapture Ready News, July 14, 2022)
Another case of the chaos due to governmental abuse is seen in protests of the people of Sri Lanka.
Bakery shelves were emptied due to ongoing food shortages, according to All Ceylon Bakery Owners’ Association (ACBOA) on Sunday a week ago. The report said that bakery products including bread would be emptied from the shelves in the next two or three days amid severe food shortage in the country.
The severe shortages and the way their government handled the crisis enraged the citizens. They took over the Sri Lankan president’s mansion, some sleeping in the bed of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled the premises.
The people swam in the luxurious pool and invaded all rooms of the palace, according to the report.
Sri Lanka is among the hardest-hit of places suffering food shortages, while the leaders across the world seem to have lost their collective minds as part of the Great Reset being implemented around much of the globe.
Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum seem to be the moving force at the center of the stage being set for the Antichrist regime prophesied to rule during the Tribulation.
So, with the seas and waves of humanity really beginning to roar, we should be looking up for our redemption, according to Luke 21:28.
You don’t want to be left behind when the Rapture takes place. The food crisis and every other sort of suffering will bring horrors that Jesus said will make it the worst time of all human history.
Here is how to avoid this coming time of crises and go to be with Christ when He calls.
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)
Gallup: Belief in the Inerrancy of Scripture Rapidly Declining - by David Fiorazo - https://davidfiorazo.com/2022/07/gallup-belief-in-the-inerrancy-of-scripture-rapidly-declining/
It’s clear in recent decades, poll after poll shows the extent of the biblical ignorance and moral decline in America which has lead to tragic consequences. A new Gallup survey backs up recent Barna and Pew Research, and the takeaways are consistent: it’s not the church or Christians who are impacting people’s worldview and perceptions of the Bible, it’s modern culture.
In a new Gallup poll last week, alarming and glaring issues were again exposed. First, fewer people think the Bible is actually and literally God’s Word. Just 20% now believe the Bible is the literal word of God which is a decrease of thirty percent since 2011.
People are being conditioned to to view the Bible negatively, and merely as man-made rules. At the same time, the religions of Humanism, secular progressivism, LGBTQ ideology, and progressive “Christianity” (the cult of liberalism) are gaining converts.
The fact that God’s Word has virtually been eradicated from the public square is stunning.
The inerrancy of Scripture is foundational to Christianity, and here we have more evidence that deception and falling away from the truth often begins with doubting the inspiration and perfection of the Bible.
Also in the new poll, more than a quarter (29%) of Americans now think the Bible is merely a collection of “fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by man.” This coincides with a rapid increase of skeptics, ignorance, opposition, and biblical illiteracy.
Yes, the Bible does contain historical details, but is full of extremely accurate history which is proven over and over by archaeology as well as various secular historians including Josephus. But Scripture is divine, not simply historic. And yes, the Bible was written by men: 66 different books compiled by many writers over a time span of 1,500 years on three different Continents – whose author was and is the Holy Spirit.
2 Peter 1:20-21 states,
But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture becomes a matter of someone’s own interpretation, 21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
If there is a sovereign, all-powerful God who created and sustains all things, don’t you think He could handle communicating His message through imperfect human beings?
Jesus said God’s Word is truth (John 17:3). Take it up with Him. All Scripture was divinely inspired by God (2 Tim. 3:16) and is eternal. Psalm 119 states:
“Forever, Lord, Your word stands in heaven.” (:89)
“The entirety of Your word is truth,
And every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.” (160)
But for those who don’t believe the Bible, it can be difficult to use Scripture to convince them, so it all comes down to Jesus. Is he who he said he is? Did he die as a sacrifice for our sins, was he buried, and is his resurrection an actual, historical and verifiable event? Is there evidence available and were there eye-witnesses? Yes, yes, and yes. (See 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; 2 Peter 1:16-17) IN fact, Acts 1:3 states that after Jesus was raised from the dead He provided “any infallible proofs.”
Today’s confusion over the inspiration of Scripture is easily understood in a culture that promotes “self” and places emotion over evidence, feelings over fact. They prefer a God whose word is “fluid and therefore, many have created another gospel which the Bible strongly wars about (Galatians 1:6-9).
In analyzing the latest Gallup poll, yet another concerning downward trend shows less people seeing a need for religion. Too many are caught up pursuing the things of this world such as entertainment, comfort, and leisure. You know, they’re having fun living their best life now.
But to them, God’s Word, a relationship with Jesus, the Gospel, repentance, and spiritual things just aren’t as important. Christianity is like adding a cherry on top of their loaded banana split with all the toppings. Life is busy. Religion is something they add to their lives if they have time to squeeze it in.
Just two decades ago, sixty percent (60%) of people said religion was important, but now in 2022, just forty-four (44%) say it’s important in their lives. Less than half of all Americans. No wonder the church is struggling today.
One of the most notable and even shocking findings was on the difference between Catholics and Protestants regarding views of inerrancy. Both groups are in trouble. Thirty percent (30%) of Protestants believe the Bible is the literal word of God (which is awful!) while a measly fifteen percent (15%) of Roman Catholics say the same.
Catholics do have their own Bible (with added, uninspired books containing errors), but a few reasons for this dismissal of God’s Word as truth is because Catholics have historically not been encouraged to read and study the Bible. Moreover, they place much emphasis on the Pope, the Catechism of the Church, and teachings about Mary that were added through the centuries, and church tradition over Scripture.
Next, almost half of all poll respondents chose a somewhat neutral view. Forty-nine percent (49%) said neither the strictly literal view of Scripture nor the fables and legends option were accurate. They said the Bible is “inspired by God, not all to be taken literally.” After all, they reason, how could a guy named Jonah have been swallowed by a big fish only to repent and become a preacher of righteousness? They see it as an imaginative story while Jesus referred to Jonah as literal historic truth (Luke 11:29-30, Matt. 12:40).
Sorry my non-committal friends, you cannot have it both ways. Our assurance, eternal salvation and security depend on the inerrancy of Scripture. This affects how we live our lives.
Gallup also noted some intriguing findings on subjects regarding education, church attendance, and other indicators, but nothing is as crucial as whether or not the Bible is perfect, holy, and divine.
Frank Newport, Gallup senior scientist, noted how stunning this poll is and put it this way:
“This marks the first time significantly more Americans have viewed the Bible as not divinely inspired than as the literal word of God.”
The problem is when people stop believing in God and the Bible, deception has already taken root, and they often end up believing in anything. This is one reason there are so many wacky cults, philosophies (Colossians 2:8!), and religious teachings out there, many of which support a works-based righteousness lacking assurance of salvation.
One more thing about biblical inerrancy and essentials of the faith. This is not a new or recent development. Perhaps you’ve heard the basic explanation of what’s known as “the descent of the modernists” in the American church that began a century ago. These downward steps to apostasy go like this:
Step 1. Stop believing the Bible is the inerrant word of God.
Step 2. Doubt that man is made in the image of God.
Step 3. Believe in the theory of evolution. Everything came from nothing.
Step 4. Miracles in the Bible didn’t really occur.
Step 5. Jesus was not born of a virgin.
Step 6. No deity – these is no God let alone a Triune God.
Step 7. No atonement for sin – if sin is even a problem in the first place.
Step 8. No resurrection. Jesus did not really rise from the dead.
Step 9. Post truth.
Step 10. Agnosticism or Atheism.
What happens when we deny God’s authoritative word, creation, His design for marriage and family, reject the truth, and cast aside the Bible?
If we’re willing to admit it, it is easy to see how far we’ve declined as a church and a nation as these polls tell a sobering tale of the demise of society via gradualism.
But do these surveys matter? Yes. In past American history, trust in God and living out the Bible – His guiding principles – was known to have had a measurable, positive impact on society and public policy. Not anymore.
I wrote in my book, Redefining Truth, that it’s no surprise the Oxford English Dictionary declared “post-truth” to be their word of the year in 2016. Post-truth is defined as:
“relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.”
We seem to be caught in the current of post-modernism which denies the existence of truth as an objective, absolute reality. Just look at the current debate these days over what a woman is, which is yet another cancerous symptom of a rebellious, secular progressive society that prefers to think man can be god, there is no accountability, and a person can live by his or her own truth.
What could go wrong?
Stay in the Word, brother and sister, and keep building on Jesus Christ the Truth and Cornerstone of our faith. Secure your foundation and don’t be deceived. God’s word is final authority and can be fully trusted!
Judgment is Coming - Nathele Graham - email@example.com
The Book of Revelation is a very important book, but is very neglected by most Christians. It can be a little mysterious, and many denominations ignore it. Many who teach through it mistake it as an allegory or even try to say it is historical rather than a look into the end of days. Many people who know nothing else about Scripture have some knowledge about this important book, but the facts are fuzzy. They know that the number 666 is important and try to find a “creepy” meaning whenever that number appears. Scripture says that it is the number of a man rather than a random time on a clock, or a string of numbers on a credit card. “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom, Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” Revelation 13:15-18. If a person takes this mark which identifies them as following the Beast, they will, by their own choice, be forever damned with no turning back. That mark isn’t here yet, but the way is being prepared for people to take that mark. Be careful what you choose to believe and who you follow.
The first verse of Revelation (notice that it is a single revelation, not many revelations), tells us what it is all about “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:” Revelation 1:1. The revelation was given from God the Father to God the Son, then related to the Apostle John “Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.” Revelation 1:2. This isn’t a transcript of a nightmare that John had one night, but it was prophecy from God. Since God revealed it to John, it’s important to study and understand. “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.” Revelation 1:3. The time is at hand and coming quickly. It’s important for every Christian to be able to help those who have little knowledge of what’s coming and let them know that only faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ can bring salvation. Anyone who has placed their faith in Christ won’t face God’s wrath.
Many who read Revelation don’t understand that Jesus dictated seven letters to John, which were addressed to seven churches. Those letters describe real situations in each of those congregations, but also describe the Church Age in advance. From the letter to Ephesus (the early days of Christianity had much persecution but, in spite of the troubles, those brave men and women had continued patiently in the faith) to the letter to those in Laodicea (describing today’s congregations where Christ isn’t welcome inside but knocks on the door waiting for someone to answer). There are few pastors today who teach the pure word of God. They try not to offend the congregation by pointing out sin, nor do they want anyone to think that only Christians will go to Heaven. That is heretical teaching, but prophesied as a sign that the end is near. The Book of Revelation contains 22 chapters, but after Revelation 3:14, the word ekklesia (translated church) isn’t mentioned. What has happened? To whom are the following chapters written?
Something wonderful has taken place. The Harpazō (often called the Rapture) has taken all true Christians to Heaven. Christ has called His bride Home. “After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.” Revelation 4:1. The words “After this” come from the Greek words “meta tauta”, which mean something in sequence. First something happens then another thing. So, first the Church Age happens, then a door opens in heaven and a voice says “Come up hither”. I long to hear that voice, and it will happen soon. The Apostle John was given a special preview of future events as they would occur in Heaven. John wrote the book of Revelation approximately 2,000 years before the events he was allowed to see would actually occur. Our Lord Jesus Christ allowed this Apostle a very special gift and John wrote about all He saw as he gazed into the future. That phrase “meta tauta” is used again in this verse and translated “hereafter”. After the Rapture, John sees the events we will experience in Heaven. Then in Chapter 6, he describes what’s happening on earth. If you haven’t given your life to Christ, you will see those events up close and personal. Right now, it isn’t too late to repent of sin and give your life to Jesus. He loves you and is knocking at the door of your heart. Open the door and let Him enter.
“And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.” Revelation 4:2-3. John was looking upon the Throne of God as God sat on His Throne. Wow. How can human words describe the indescribable? John uses the most descriptive terminology possible at that time to provide readers with understanding as he views God’s glory. John gives believers in Christ a most glorious insight into what awaits all those who place their trust, their faith, and their lives in Christ’s hands. He gives us a peek at the wonders waiting us at the Throne of God.
There are over 800 references in the Book of Revelation to Old Testament Scriptures. Isaiah was given a vision of Heaven which he describes in Isaiah chapter 6. He describes amazing things, which are in line with what John saw. One thing Isaiah didn’t see are the 24 elders which John saw. These elders represent the ekklesia. When Isaiah saw his vision, Jesus hadn’t been born, and the Church Age was still many centuries from being established. So, when John describes what he saw, it isn’t surprising he describes things a little differently than Isaiah did. “And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.” Revelation 4:4. I can hardly wait to be there. John was given an awesome gift - a glimpse of Heaven, an advance look into the Throne room of God Almighty. John goes on to explain what he saw there and his explanation is what assures all believers in Christ that we will not see the tribulation week unfold. We will be gathered around the Throne giving Him all glory, honor, and praise. “And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation. And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” Revelation 5:9-10. Don’t wait until we’re around the throne to sing His praises. Start today. Jesus Christ shed His blood so that you can be there singing with the 24 elders. He has redeemed you, and that’s truly worth singing about.
“The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” Revelation 4:10-11. Where do we get the crowns to cast before His throne? Our salvation is a free gift from God that we cannot work to earn. When we accept Christ for salvation, our entire life should reflect His grace. Instead of doing things with selfish motives, or grudgingly, our attitude should focus on glorifying God. After the Rapture, Christians will be judged. Not to see if we will spend eternity in Heaven, but to reward our unselfish, God centered works. “Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.” 1 Corinthians 3:13-15. Start today to submit your life to Christ. Allow Him to change you from an angry, sinful person into a person who honors Him in all your words and actions. You will be given rewards around the Bema seat of Christ.
From Chapter 6 on we see the events happening during the Great Tribulation on Earth. God’s wrath. There’s no further mention of the ekklesia. The seven-year tribulation week is the point where God once again turns His attention to Israel. Christians have not replaced Israel; God has not forgotten His chosen people. Even though the majority of Jewish nation are blinded to the truth of the Gospel during the first half of the tribulation week, their eyes will be opened at the middle point when the Anti-Christ puts the abomination of desolation in the re-built temple and declares himself god. “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” 2 Thessalonians 2:3. Most people will think the Anti-Christ is their god, but he will show just how evil he is and many gentiles will also come to faith in Christ during that final week. The following years won’t be easy.
The Anti-Christ is going to demand that everyone take his mark and worship him. We can see the groundwork is being laid today for that to happen. During the Tribulation, if you don’t take the mark, you will be beheaded. If you do, you will not be able to be saved in the end (Revelation 14:11). The events of the final week are very disturbing, even gruesome. There won’t be any place to hide from the coming horrors, they will be worldwide, fierce to behold, and completely consuming in their vastness. No one on earth during this time will escape God’s wrath. Those who miss the Rapture yet become believers during the tribulation week will fall prey to some of the horrors spoken of in those remaining chapters. Most will be martyred for their faith.
Only by becoming a born-again believer in Christ now, before the Rapture, can we be assured of being in Heaven during the Tribulation. You can’t blame God if you’re left to face the Tribulation. God has given you warning. The first five chapters of Revelation speak of blessings, churches doing well and churches not doing so well. We read about the glory of God’s throne. After we read of the glory, we are shown what those who reject Christ will face. Does your pride stop you from seeing you are a sinner who needs a Saviour? Being “good” won’t get you to Heaven. Only faith in the death burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ will allow you to spend eternity with Him.
Judgment is coming and the question is, how will you respond to God’s free gift of salvation? Will you reject it and face the horrors of His wrath, or will you accept it and spend eternity with Your Lord and Saviour? You make the decision.
God bless you all,
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Daily Jot: The Sexual Predation of our children must stop - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
The sexual predation of America’s children must stop. Corporations, the government, school systems and nonprofits have been poisoned by some sort of sex lust for children that they are aiding and abetting sexual predation of children. Drag queens reading children books, the Southern Poverty Law Center providing explicitly transgender best practices guide for school kids, school districts lying to parents about the gender-grooming in public schools. You and I need to step in. This horror show is a ticket to a totally abhorrent society in the years to come, and this government-sanctioned sex abuse of our children must end. These people must be prosecuted and removed from any contact with children.
Allowing the LGBTQ+ community access to elementary and high schools may be a primary cause of suicide among LGBTQ+ preteen and teen recruits. This “grooming” of minor children by LGBTQ+ activists welcomed by school systems appears to be leading children down such a path of guilt and confusion that studies indicate they are committing suicide at alarming rates compared with their heterosexual peers. A 2019 study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health analyzed 10,311 suicides ages 12-29 using information from the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) found that adolescents aged 12 to 14 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender are more likely to die by suicide than heterosexual teens of the same age.
The researchers concluded that one out of four pre- and early teen suicides were among LGBTQ+ youth. Moreover, suicide rates among older LGBTQ+ youth are also higher than rates among heterosexual teens. A 2018 study also found that LGBTQ+ teenagers are three times as likely—that’s 75% more likely–to attempt suicide as their heterosexual peers. This is so bad that the LGBTQ+ community felt compelled to initiate the Trevor Project as a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ young people under 25. The Trevor Project website says that “LGBTQ young people are more than four times more likely to attempt suicide than their peers, and suicide remains the second leading cause of death among all young people in the United States.”
The Trevor Project donor list is a “Who’s Who” of Corporations ($12.1 million), the government ($85,071) and various others totaling in 2020 some $34.6 million. The sexual grooming and recruitment of children in schools, ad campaigns, and entertainment (say Disney for me) to accept the LGBTQ+ lifestyle obviously leads children to severe enough mental conflict that they not only consider suicide, they do it. THEY KILL THEMSELVES. If heterosexuals organized and went into schools to groom kids for sex, they would be arrested for a host of sex crimes. If LGBTQ+ people want to pursue that lifestyle as adults, it is between them and their God. But LEAVE OUR KIDS ALONE. Romans 12:21 exhorts, “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” This sexual predation of children is evil. Don’t fear the bully. Stand for the children.
Daily Devotion: Proven - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him —Psalm 18:30
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/proven/ - Listen
How do I know the Bible is the Word of God? Because it gave me the experience it claimed it would. I believe it because everything the Bible promised me has been true. Everything.
For example, the Bible says that God would forgive my sin: “But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness” (1 John 1:9 NLT).
When I first read that verse, I prayed, “Lord, cleanse me of my sin.” And one of the first things I remember experiencing as a brand-new Christian was the sensation of having a massive weight removed from me.
When I prayed and asked Jesus into my life at the age of seventeen, I didn’t know what I had just done. I hadn’t read, “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you” (1 Peter 5:7 NLT). I hadn’t read any Bible verses yet, but I do remember feeling that a burden had been lifted from me. That was God forgiving my sins.
The Bible also says, “Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT). I became a different person after I gave my life to Christ. I recognized a change inside, and I knew it was real.
I had tried to be a better person before. I wanted to be a more caring person and be different than I was, but I couldn’t change myself. Then suddenly with Christ living in me, and as I read the Word of God, I saw these things happen for me just as the Bible said they would.
That’s why I believe the Bible is the Word of God. It has given me the experience it promised.
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Maranatha! (Lord Come Quickly)
"On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand, All other ground is sinking sand."
"Let Us make the short time we have left count for all eternity!"