The Lord Promises to Rescue Us Before the Start Of The Day Of The Lord! – By Jonathan Brentner - https://harbingersdaily.com/our-hope-and-comfort-during-these-perilous-times-starts-and-ends-with-gods-amazing-grace/
Our hope and comfort during these perilous times starts and ends with God’s amazing grace. It’s all because of Jesus that the blessings of Ephesians 1:3-14 belong to us both now and forever. I love the certainty of verses 7-8, which point to the finishing of our salvation: “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence.”
It’s easy to get caught up in our glorious future and overlook God’s great plan of redemption that makes it all possible for us. The words of 2 Corinthians 5:21 never cease to astound me. Not only did Jesus bear the punishment for our sins upon the cross, but we become the “righteousness of God” at the moment of our salvation. Is this not the best news ever?
In the midst of describing salvation by grace alone through faith in Ephesians 2:1-10, we come across this wondrous outflow of God’s great love for us in verse 7: “That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.”
Is it any wonder we long for the Rapture? It marks the beginning of our never-ending experience of God showering His kindness upon us. It’s got to be a whole lot better than our experience in this world.
As we watch the world grow increasingly violent and lawless, how do we know that the Lord will rescue us before the world feels the full weight of God’s wrath? What if we are not walking with the Lord at the time of His appearing? Will we still meet Jesus in the air?
1 Thessalonians 5:1-10 answers these questions for us. For those of us in Christ, it’s a passage that drips with God’s mercy and love toward us as New Testament saints.
More than that, these verses base our hope on sacred promises that flow directly from God’s lavish outpouring of His unfailing grace upon us.
1. The Lord Promises to Rescue Us Before the Start Of The Day Of The Lord
The first assurance that Paul gives us in this passage is that the Rapture will occur before the Day of the Lord’s wrath descends upon this world. 1 Thessalonians 5:9 makes this clear distinction: “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.”
The “wrath” Paul mentions this verse is not that of hell, but rather that of the Day of the Lord. In verses 1-3, Paul refers to the “sudden destruction” that will overtake the world at the beginning of this time of God’s wrath described by numerous prophets in the Old Testament.
The prophet Isaiah, for example, wrote of a time when much of the earth’s population would perish (13:9-12). Zephaniah says this about the coming day, “A day of wrath is that day, / a day of distress and anguish, / a day of ruin and devastation, / a day of darkness and gloom, / a day of clouds and thick darkness (1:15).
The salvation that Paul writes about in 1 Thessalonians 5:9 is not that of our regeneration but that of our deliverance from this time of terror upon the world. Over forty years later, the Apostle John further described these “Day of the Lord” judgments in Revelation 6-18.
With all the fires purposely set to destroy homes and kill people, the catastrophic worldwide flooding, and all the rumors of pending nuclear war, some might be tempted to despair thinking that Tribulation period has already arrived. That’s why the promise of 1 Thessalonians 5:9 is so encouraging. We know it hasn’t yet begun.
What we see today are precursors to the horrific Day of the Lord that’s ever so close. They tell us as believers that Jesus’ appearing is ever so close. They warn those outside of Christ that God’s fierce judgment on this world is imminent.
2. The Lord Will Take All Believers To Heaven
What’s also so very reassuring is the second promise found in 1 Thessalonians 5:10, which flows from God’s grace, “. . . who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him.”
This verse assures us that Jesus will not leave any saint behind when He comes for us. Let me explain how I arrive at that conclusion.
In 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Paul distinguishes between living and dead saints. Because of this, many assume that he has the same distinction in mind in 1 Thessalonians 5:10.
However, the apostle has something else in mind with verse 10; the words he uses for being “awake” and “asleep” differ from those he used in 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17. As such, they align much closer with the preceding verses that distinguish between those spiritually awake versus those asleep in their walk with the Lord.
The Greek verb Paul uses for “awake” in verse 10 is gregoreo, a word that denotes moral alertness. In 5:4-8, Paul uses the word along with that of being “sober” to portray the idea of temperance in our walk with the Lord versus that of drunkenness or carelessness. “So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober” (v. 6).
Jesus used the word gregoreo in Matthew 24:42 and Mark 13:35 to signify watchfulness for His return.
The word Paul uses for believers who are “asleep” in 5:10 is katheudo. This word most often refers to someone who is physically asleep, not dead. Of the 22 times this word appears in the New Testament, it only once refers to someone who had died and then Jesus used the word to refer to the girl He intended to raise from the dead. In 1 Thessalonians 4:17, Paul uses a different Greek word, zao, to refer to living saints at the time of the rapture.
In 1 Thessalonians 5:4-8, the apostle uses katheudo to designate believers who are asleep in their walk with the Lord (v. 6) and contrasts them with the sober saint, or the one who is gregoreo.
Based on Paul’s usage of the same words in the preceding context as well as in 1 Thessalonians 5:10, we know that His reference to believers that are “awake” and “asleep” is much different than 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17. It leads us to this wonderful assurance:
When the Lord comes for His church, He will take all those who are alert spiritually as well as all those who are asleep in their walk with Him.
Because of what the New Testament tells us about the Judgment Seat of Christ and our rewards, we know it will be more advantageous for those whose lives have been characterized by spiritual alertness rather than living for themselves. However, the Lord will not leave either one behind to endure His wrath during the Tribulation. Being “in Christ” guarantees our heavenward journey when He appears.
I’m grateful that the Rapture didn’t happen during my past, times that I now deeply regret because of my lack of trust in Him and even my anger toward Him. However, I would’ve met Jesus in the air just the same with the immortal and imperishable body that He had given to me a brief moment earlier.
Are You Rapture Ready?
I will close the same way that beloved prophecy expert Daymond Duck ends all his articles on the Rapture Ready website: “Are you Rapture ready?
The sacred promises noted above apply to those in Christ. Those who through faith have put their confidence in Jesus alone for the forgiveness of their sins and the receipt of eternal life (Ephesians 2:8-9).
1 John 5:11-12 points to Jesus as the sole reason for our hope of eternal life and thus our inclusion in the Rapture: “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.”
Jesus alone is the reason for our hope and the sole focus of our eager expectation of glory. On the night before He died on the cross for our sins, He said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
If you have not yet put your trust in Jesus, please see my post, Jesus Is the Only Path to Eternal Life. In it I explain how you can know that God has forgiven your sins and that your possess eternal life.
Please don’t delay; call upon Jesus while you may! Tomorrow may be too late. Yes, people will turn to the Savior and receive eternal life during the horrific Tribulation, but you don’t want to risk such suffering.
The Kosher Red Heifer Is the Missing Piece in the Prophetic Puzzle, and It Could Already Be Here! – Olivier Melnick - https://www.newantisemitism.com/antisemitism/the-kosher-red-heifer-is-the-missing-piece-in-the-prophetic-puzzle-and-it-could-already-be-here
Almost a year after five red heifers were found in Rockwall, Texas, and flown to Eretz Yisrael, how close are we to the animals being qualified for the critical sacrifice required to generate the ashes of a red heifer needed for purification at the time of the third Temple (Revelation 11:1)? It could be closer than we think!
Israel currently doesn’t have a Temple in Jerusalem. The remains of Herod’s Temple are all that’s left, and the foundation of that building is what is known as the Kotel or Western Wall. Are things about to change? The Bible speaks of a third and a fourth Temple or Millennial Temple (Ezekiel 40-48). The third Temple is a project that has been at the heart of the Temple Institute in Jerusalem for decades. A section of religious Jews is convinced that they will be rebuilding their Temple and once again resume the sacrificial system in Israel, and they are absolutely correct. Towards that end, they have painstakingly recreated all the implements necessary for the resumption of Temple life. Everything has been ready for a while now, even the priests from the tribe of Levi (remember that the tribe of Levi is the only one that can be identified since its identity was preserved in the name of its members such as Levy and Cohen and other derivatives). So, what remains to be done before the Temple is rebuilt? Well, not a whole lot.
Obviously, the location of the Temple remains a very controversial topic since the current Temple Mount is more of a Muslim site than anything. The Al-Aqsa Mosque is built on top of the Temple Mount, and that is currently the biggest hurdle to rebuilding a Temple at that location. I do believe that part of the peace treaty that the Antichrist will sign with Israel will include the possibility of rebuilding and that the Antichrist will be successful at making Arabs and Jews get along. The Temple could even be rebuilt through a collaboration of the two groups and including Gentile assistance (Zechariah 6:12-13). This would be a great example of world peace brought by the Antichrist, especially during the first half of the Great Tribulation. A false world peace that is!
Let’s assume that the Temple could be rebuilt today. That doesn’t automatically mean that Temple duties and the sacrificial system could resume because to resume Temple duties, a red heifer is needed. It is also important to note that the third Temple, while simply called the third Temple by its Jewish proponents, is also known by Yeshua’s followers as the Tribulation Temple. It is a building that never was and never will be condoned by God. It is needed for the end times agenda to unravel, but it is not the Temple that God wants. Sometimes God allows for events to take place for his plan for mankind to be possible. The Tribulation Temple is such an edifice, and yet, there is a critical aspect of Temple purification that remains unfulfilled, and it pertains to the ashes of the red heifer.
The reason why a red heifer is needed is that Jewish people at the Temple must present themselves in a state of ritual purity before they perform their duties. We get this from the Passover celebration in the wilderness in Numbers 9:5-7, “They observed the Passover in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, at twilight, in the wilderness of Sinai; according to all that the LORD had commanded Moses, so the sons of Israel did. But there were some men who were unclean because of the dead person, so that they could not observe Passover on that day.” The 113th commandment of the 613 found in the Torah stipulates that “the ashes of a red heifer are to be used in the process of ritual purification.” (Numbers 19:1-22.)
Only nine red heifers were ever found in the entire history of Israel, so it goes without saying that they are extremely rare and valuable. So, the possibility of five new red heifers in existence today is extremely important. Much mystery surrounds the reason for using the ashes of a red heifer. It is even mentioned in the New Testament in Hebrews 9:13-14 as an example of Yeshua’s spotless, sinless sacrifice being greater than the ashes of the animal.
Recently, on the biblical site of Shiloh, where the Tabernacle once was (Joshua 18:1), a group of Levites went through a practice run. One of the five red heifers brought from Texas in 2022 was presented at that ceremony. The animal is just months away from being of age for the sacrifice, and if it continues to grow and not show more than two white hairs, IT WILL QUALIFY FOR SACRIFICE very soon. This means that Israel will have everything needed to rebuild a temple and resume the sacrificial system interrupted in A.D. 70. This is both exciting and terrifying. Let me explain.
This is exciting both for Jews and Christians. The idea that the Third Temple could be erected and functioning in this generation is very exciting to some of the Jewish people around the world, but especially in Israel. This being said, only about 15% of all Jewish people are religious and even less within that percentage long for a Temple to be rebuilt. Those who await that day, like the people from the Temple Institute in the Old City of Jerusalem, are very excited. To them, this announces the coming of the Mashiach, the messianic age, and peace on earth, so who wouldn’t want that?
To the Christians who study eschatology (the study of the end times), this coming temple is also very real. It is known as the Tribulation Temple and is required to be built and functioning during the seven-year Tribulation (Daniel 9:24-27). This is the Temple that the Antichrist will desecrate (2 Thessalonians 2:4) after the first 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation, so it has to be rebuilt soon. To Bible-believing followers of Yeshua, this confirms the veracity of the Bible and its flawless prophetic word. We know that the Third Temple will be rebuilt because God’s word says so, and God cannot lie (Numbers 23:19; Titus 1:2; Hebrews 6:18.) From the perspective of end times events and their biblical accuracy, this is very exciting, unfortunately, for Christians, there is another side to that coin.
As soon as the Tribulation starts and the Temple is fully functioning, the clock is ticking, and it is a short span of time in comparison to world history. The proverbial rubber will be meeting the road in a very bad way for all people on earth at that time. It is understandable when Christians get excited about the rebuilding of the Temple because it means that we are that much closer to the return of Yeshua the Messiah. The sad reality for many people is that around the time of the resumption of the sacrificial system in Jerusalem at the Third Temple, things will start going south very rapidly.
What first will appear as a beautiful Jewish Temple reminiscent of Herod’s Temple about 2,000 years ago, will become a place desecrated by the Antichrist (Daniel 9:26-27; 2 Thessalonians 2:4.) This coincides with the time when people will “willingly” take the Mark of the Beast and seal their fate as followers of the Antichrist. This will be an unprecedented time of great turmoil, as prophesied in Jeremiah 30:7 and Daniel 12:1.
The red heifers are getting really close to being kosher and ready for the sacrifice producing the ashes to be mixed with water for purification. All the Temple implements are ready to go and the Levites have been trained. It is 11:59 PM on the prophetic clock, and yet, so much can still be accomplished in the last minute before the prophetic midnite call. Our desire to share the message of hope with the lost should be boiling inside us.
I don’t know if I will witness the making of the purifying water in my lifetime, but I know without a doubt that it is coming and that once that part of God’s program is in motion, there is no looking back. I have been on God’s side for the last 40 years. I hope you are too, and I pray that you will be bold about the hope that you have in Yeshua. NOW IS THE TIME!
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Dystopian: Some U.S. Cities Consider Zero Beef, Zero Dairy, Zero Cars! – Bob Unruh - https://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=6309
The leftists at the World Economic Forum arrogantly stated in a 2016 video that by 2030, "You'll own nothing, and you'll be happy."
Now it seems that a list of American cities is actively pursuing that ideology, with their memberships in the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, which is calling for vast new restrictions on residents, including consumption of zero beef, zero dairy, zero private vehicles, and only three new clothing items per person per year.
A report by Evita Duffy-Alfonso at The Federalist explains the new ideology.
"All of these policy proposals appear even more unreasonable and illogical when we actually evaluate the data. According to the International Disaster Database, deaths related to extreme heat, floods, storms, and droughts have plummeted as C02 emissions have risen. The fossil fuel economy has provided billions of people with heating, air conditioning, weather warning systems, mass irrigation, and durable buildings.
"Ultimately, the climate coalition's goals are inherently anti-human. People generally need meat and the protein it provides to flourish. Banning meat and dairy, restricting calories, genetically altering the human body, and impoverishing the masses will hurt the planet and people. More likely than not, it will do more than hurt people -- it will kill many of them."
The report identified the American cities that are part of the "C40" organization as Austin, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Seattle.
The report explained the group's "dystopian goals" are in a report called "The Future of Urban Consumption in a 1.5°C World."
The bureaucracy is funded "largely funded by Democrat billionaire Michael Bloomberg" and actually includes nearly 100 cities worldwide.
The report claims the group "does not advocate" for adoption of the schemes, but they are included to give "a set of reference points..."
The Federalist explained, however, that likely was included "in the case of pushback," because the report also specifically states its "target."
"The target of eliminating meat, dairy, and private vehicles by 2030 is 'based on a future vision of resource-efficient production and extensive changes in consumer choices,' the report notes."
And, The Federalist noted, just how far "climate dystopianism" has gone.
WEF-linked "bioethicist" Dr. Matthew Liao even has suggested that humans be genetically modified to be allergic to meat, and to be smaller, to consumer fewer resources.
A report at Redstate.com explained it was a move "that is just downright daffy, not to mention leaning hard into totalitarianism."
Some have argued this is exactly what President Biden may be looking for with his recent comments about declaring a 'climate emergency'.
Joe Biden said recently, among other incorrect statements, that he's "already" declared a national emergency over climate change.
Then he explained that that was done "practically," not officially.
But the concept of a Joe Biden giving unrestricted orders about the economy, people's lives and more is causing a high level of concern.
He would be "basically declaring himself a dictator" for environmentalism, explained H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow at the Heartland Institute with a focus on climate issues.
He told Just the News, "It gives him tremendous powers, that whole range of authority to dictate things in the economy and people's actions."
He continued, "We saw him say, he'd done it... [or] virtually did it. Well, virtually isn't doing it, but that doesn't mean he won't do it in the future because he is talking about it."
It was just days ago that Biden said in an interview his administration "already" had declared that emergency, and even CNN noted that was "incorrect."
Burnett told the publication there's been a "constant drumbeat from environmentalists in the progressive wing of the party to do this."
But the loud noises actually come from only a few people, and they are the extremists.
"The people really pushing for a climate emergency are the fringe in the party. Everyone thinks that people want them to do something big about climate change, but poll after poll shows" Americans aren't up to making sacrifices for the ideology, he said.
The report said in 2019 a poll showed one-third of voters unwilling to spend any of their own money fighting climate change. Another 15% would spend only $10 a month.
This year, Pew Research said 54% of U.S. adults call climate change a major threat to the country's well-being, but that actually was lower than 2020.
The report noted a warning from Tim Steward of U.S. Oil and Gas Association, who said, "If you grant the president's emergency powers to declare a climate emergency, it's just like COVID."
It would allow "vast and unchecked authority to shut down everything from communications to infrastructure."
Just the News reported that could include ending oil exports and offshore oil and gas leasing, and speeding up the "green transition."
The report said even the "left-leaning Brennan Center for Justice" warned such powers "provide a ready mechanism for undermining democracy and entrenching political power."
Globalism and the Coming World Dictator: Reforming the Governments of the Nations – By Jeff Kinley - https://harbingersdaily.com/globalism-and-the-coming-world-dictator-reforming-the-governments-of-the-nations/
For some 6000 years, Satan has longed to accomplish his original threefold objective: to be God, to rule the earth, and to be worshiped by all of humanity. But in order for this to happen, the world must be fundamentally changed. Satan must reshape and re-create it in his own image. This requires four essential elements in his strategy;
Each of these four prophetic pillars is predicated upon crisis. Let’s examine what Scripture says about how each of these will be fulfilled, and what contemporary clues indicate they are currently in formation.
1) Reforming and Realigning the Governments of the Nations
Daniel 2 and 7 speaks of a revived Roman Empire (also reflected in Revelation 13 and 17). This 10-king alliance will likely be representative of the most powerful European and Western nations in the last days. Keep in mind, kingdoms and countries can be crippled in a matter of weeks or months due to war, economic collapse, invading armies, or through divine judgment.
Scripture does not specify who these 10 kings will be, or what their kingdoms will look like. Presumably, they will include existing nations, pre-existing alliances/conglomerate governments, or even newly formed multinational alliances. One king may represent many nations. It’s even possible that the current European Union could be represented as one kingdom by their president. Again, Scripture doesn’t fill in the blanks for us here.
These future nations could each represent many countries/regions themselves. Historians and theologians agree that once-mighty Rome could be revived as a 10-nation confederation. What we can be confident of is the fact that there will be a unified one-world government formed in the Tribulation. Is there evidence of movement towards that goal today?
The Past Foreshadows the Future
On January 10, 1920, the League of Nations was formed as the first worldwide intergovernmental organization. Originally meant to encompass 32 nations, its purpose was to prevent another world war through disarmament, collective security, and intergovernmental dialogue. President Woodrow Wilson won the Nobel Prize for his role as the leading architect of the League.
But the United States Senate refused to join the League out of concern for American sovereignty. And we know that the League of Nations was not able to prevent another global war. Adolf Hitler, aspiring to conquer Europe then the globe, plunged humanity into another World War. Interestingly, Hitler’s plan had included a thousand year Reich (realm or empire), counterfeiting the future thousand year millennial reign of Jesus Christ. And the Holocaust he inflicted on the Jews was an eerie prelude to Revelation 12 — representing Satan’s attempt to prematurely jumpstart the Tribulation and his reign on earth.
After the war ended in 1945, Winston Churchill advocated for the formation of the “United States of Europe” — his vision for the future of Europe and world peace. In 1957, France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg, signed the “Treaty of Rome,” establishing the European Economic Community (EEC), or the European Common Market. What is known today as the European Union currently has 27 nations.
In addition, the United Nations has become a bloated, self-important bureaucracy seeking to expand its power over every nation and individual in the world.
Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste
When the Covid pandemic hit, current and former world leaders issued calls for a global governance system. Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, and former general secretary of the UN, Ban Ki Moon, urged for the united efforts of the G-20 nations, the UN, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank to secure “human rights, solidarity, and justice” by stimulating our shared “responsibility as global citizens.”
Currently, Ban is the deputy chair of “The Elders,” an independent group of international leaders “working together for peace, justice, and human rights.” Among their global agenda is multilateral cooperation among nations, peace, universal health coverage, and battling climate change, towards “justice for all.”
A relatively new player on the global scene has joined this mix. Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF), has been convening global elites every year since 1971 in the relatively obscure town of Davos, Switzerland. During the Covid crisis, Schwaub said, “The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world.”
Other religious leaders and globalists were eager to chime in:
Each one of us is evolving towards the godhead. I believe that the messiah whom we await, whom we all without any doubt await, is the universal christ; that is to say, the christ of evolution. – Teilhard de Chardin, French Jesuit Priest, Philosopher, Paleontologist, Evolutionist
We must move as quickly as possible to a one-world government, a one-world religion, under a one-world leader. At his choice hour, the absolute supreme will ring his own victory bell here on Earth through the loving and serving heart of the United Nations. – Robert Muller, former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, Proponent of the “Global Constitution”
So, what catalyst could catapult the world’s nations into such a unified agreement? What global emergency or planetary predicament would be so severe, so acute, so devastating, and so impactful that it would motivate the nation’s leaders to cast aside their differences and past conflicts? What would move them to essentially dissolve their borders, weaving global economics and common pursuits together in order to become one? What, or who, will unite them?
The Covid response was a foreshadow of things to come. Their real agenda, according to the World Economic Forum and International Monetary Fund, is climate change, economic equality, and social justice. What does this look like practically? It essentially involves worshiping the planet and destroying capitalism in favor of socialism, and casting aside the Judeo-Christian faith system that would stand in their way.
Those are but surface issues masking an even deeper agenda, found in Psalm 2:1-6.
Psalm 2:1-6 KJV – “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.”
Yes, a one-world government is in formation, looming on the horizon. As Michele Bachmann has testified, political leaders in Europe are avidly pursuing such a goal. And America is currently led by a man whose “Build Back Better” campaign was lifted verbatim from the pages of the WEF’s global reset agenda.
Daily Jot: Stupidocrisy: Chicago citizens beg gangs to stop shootings - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
Gun control means begging criminals not to shoot unarmed people, like women, children and old folk. That’s what it’s come to in one of the most gun controlled cities in the nation. Native Sons, a Chicago nonprofit, has asked the gangs there to only conduct their shootings from 9:00 pm to 9:00 am. Tatiana Atkins, co-founder of Native Sons told CWBChicago that “Our goal is to approach our city’s gun violence problem strategically and not all at once. Things didn’t become this way overnight, and change won’t happen overnight.” Translated: The toughest gun control laws in America have only emboldened gang violence and now we have to politely ask gangs for daily ceasefires.
Atkins said “If people know that after a certain hour, the likelihood of them being shot by an unknown and unprovoked assailant are at a higher risk, they will be less likely to be out and about, and they may become more proactive with the supervision of their children.” So she went to gang members trying to get them to limit their shootings to certain hours of the night. She says, “At the end of the day, five-year-olds are being killed by gun violence, 14-year-olds are being killed by gun violence, 78-year-olds are being killed by gun violence, pregnant women are being killed by gun violence, young boys with bright futures are being killed by gun violence, fathers are being killed by gun violence, and this shouldn’t be happening,”
Meanwhile, Vice President Kamala Harris once again made the false claim that “gun violence is the leading cause of death of the children in America”—it’s not, motor vehicle deaths are—She said August 11 that gun violence was a form of a disease that is the number one killer of children. Then she went on to call for more gun control in the form of an assault weapons ban, universal background checks, and red flag laws—all three are failing in her home state of California as well as in the gang-ridden death climate of Chicago, also run by gun-banning Democrats. Facts are that gun control only puts guns in the hands of those who don’t care about the law—in the Midwest we call them criminals, not spreaders of some gun disease.
The Vice President and her political party have pushed disarming the American citizenry for decades only to prove their esoteric dream of a utopian state free of gun violence is turning places like Chicago into a living nightmare. You see, both Atkins, though probably well-meaning, and Harris and her ilk are delusional. It’s really not gun violence. It’s criminals and gangs shooting people. They are going to find guns no matter how stringent the controls. What needs to be done is doing away with the gangs and criminals. Guns aren’t violent, people are. Psalm 7:9 says, “Oh let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just.” Lying about child death rates and begging gangs to stop their shootings during daylight hours won’t stop the wicked. Thinking it will is, say it with me…Stupidocrisy.
Daily Devotion: Spiritual Growth Is a Choice - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. —Philippians 2:12
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/spiritual-growth-is-a-choice/ - Listen
Why do some Christians succeed spiritually when others fail? It’s because of the choices they make. Some don’t want to go forward spiritually, so they don’t. Others do want to go forward spiritually, so they do.
This doesn’t come down to just one choice. Rather, it’s a matter of hundreds of choices that we make over time.
The apostle Peter reminds us, “By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence” (2 Peter 1:3 NLT).
We have everything we need to grow. So, if we want to grow, we will. And if we don’t want to grow, we won’t.
This doesn’t mean that we’re living the Christian life through human effort. Rather, it’s God working through us. But we do need to yield to Him. There is God’s part, and there is our part. God will transform us and help us. But we need to call on Him.
Paul summarized it this way: “Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him” (Philippians 2:12–13 NLT).
Salvation is not a result of human effort, and none of us are saved by works. However, we must cooperate with the Holy Spirit, who wants to transform us.
The end game is to be a fruitful Christian. And that, by the way, is why we’re here on this earth. Jesus said, “You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit” (John 15:16 NLT).
And how do we produce lasting fruit? By sinking our roots deeply into Jesus Christ.
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