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The New Moral Code - By Daymond Duck - https://www.raptureready.com/2021/10/24/the-new-moral-code-by-daymond-duck/
In his 1970 book Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technotronic Era, ultimate globalist Zbigniew Brzezinski (member of the CFR, the Bilderberg Group, the Trilateral Commission, advisor to 3 Presidents, etc.) said, “The Technotronic Era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values.”
As this writer sees it, Brzezinski was calling for gradual but greater control of citizens by a powerful world government run by unelected elitists who are not influenced by religious values.
This would be a world government run by atheists that would oppose all references to God and Christianity (Rom. 1:18-25 is a good description of what atheists do).
In 2012, environmentalists in the United Nations called for the Ten Commandments to be rejected and the UN Earth Charter to be accepted as the world’s governing moral code.
Supporters called this a new form of religion that is devoid of the notion of a Supreme Being (Satan started this with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden).
On Mar. 7, 2020, it was reported that a UN Official, Ahmad Shaheed, suggested that UN-designated human rights must take precedence over the religious beliefs of people. Shaheed said the laws of many nations were influenced by the religious beliefs of their citizens. He said the laws of nations must be changed if they conflict with the human rights that have been adopted by the UN.
In my words: This UN official said the nations are obligated to guarantee the human rights that are agreed to by the UN. The laws of nations that criminalize abortion and homosexual behavior must be overruled. Laws stemming from religious beliefs must be subordinated to the UN. He added that the appointment of clergy must also be subordinated to the UN.
This UN official was saying the UN must have the right to decide what is right. Some of the ultimate goals are what is wrong and who can preach.
This writer believes the transformation of more than 190 nations with many different religions into a world government with a godless social ethic (a satanic world religion) is taking place now.
God has promised that He will not let them succeed (prevail against the Church).
The developing godless social ethic signifies the approaching Rapture because Satan’s world government and world religion cannot appear while the Church is here.
Here are other recent events:
One, on Oct. 13, 2021, it was reported that the UN Sec. Gen. forwarded a report to the General Assembly requesting approval of “criminal penalties against anyone who criticizes gender theory, sexual orientation, gender identity, and even sex-ed.”
The report calls the Christian Church an “egregious threat” and states that “the Church’s doctrines on life and family constitute a violation of human rights law.”
This may or may not get approved, but this shows the danger that world government and world religion pose to Church doctrine, teaching the Scriptures, the freedom of speech, etc.
The UN wants to determine what is taught or not taught about abortion, homosexuality, Creation, the Bible, the Koran, etc., in every school system and to be able to silence all opposition.
(More: It is now being reported that schools that teach about the Holocaust may soon be required to teach opposing views of the Holocaust.)
Two, on Oct. 13, 2021, it was reported that Biden’s proposed $3.5 trillion spending bill will incentivize people to live together without getting married and penalize those that get married.
Those that live together without getting married will be allowed to treat their incomes separately for tax purposes, thus making them eligible for larger welfare checks, put them in lower tax brackets, etc.
Those that decide to marry will be required to combine their incomes for tax purposes, thus making them eligible for smaller welfare checks, put them in higher tax brackets, etc.
This is a rejection of the God-given, Biblical structure of a family, and hopefully, most or all of it will not pass in the U.S. Senate.
(Note: It was Biden’s party that removed all mention of God from their Party Platform, a member of Biden’s Party said Congress is not interested in the will of God, and Biden himself thinks Climate Change is a greater threat to America than America’s abandonment of God.)
Three, on Oct. 18, 2021, LifeSiteNews posted another great article by Catholic Archbishop Vigano.
Here are a few high points from Vigano’s article in my words.
Four, concerning world government, loss of rights, and persecution: on Oct. 18, 2021, a reader in Australia sent this: “Today, some States of Australia have told people, ‘Don’t expect any rights in 2022 if you are unvaccinated.'”
Five, concerning world government: on Oct. 15, 2021, Messianic Jew, author, and prophecy teacher Monte Judah said on his “Messianic World Update, “The UN, as I shared with you earlier, originally had a long-range plan to do this (to establish a digital currency and world government) based on the due date of the year 2030. They have now formally accelerated that date, and the UN has now formally announced that the world will be going to a world global government in the year 2023…. It sounds like a great, grand conspiracy. It is not a conspiracy. It was a conspiracy back 10-20 years ago, but it is being implemented now.”
Here is a link to his video:
I have reported that former Pres. Trump said on Sept. 16, 2021, that, “We’re not going to have a country left in three years,” and that UN Sec. Gen. Guterres wants world leaders to hold a “Global Summit of the Future” in 2023 to study ways to strengthen global governance (make world government more powerful) and make sure global policies are being enforced.
I have reported seeing many articles calling for the establishment of a world government by 2030 or sooner, but if there has been a formal UN announcement that globalists will establish a world global government in 2023, I have not seen it. I do not want to report something that is not true, but this is so important that I thought I should pass it on.
One thing is sure; if it is true, we will know it in a few months or sooner.
Six, concerning the return of Israel to the Promised Land at the end of the age: on Oct. 13, 2021, it was reported that 20,360 Jews returned in the first 9 months of 2021, and a total of 3,340,000 have returned since 1948.
The Bible says the Holy Spirit will draw them back, and the return has not stopped for anything including war, Covid lockdowns, or anything else.
Seven, concerning the Battle of Gog and Magog: on Oct. 12, 2021, Israeli Foreign Min. Yair Lapid said Israel reserves the right to use force to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons.
The next day, Oct. 13, 2021, Iran’s Ambassador to the UN sent a letter to the UN Security Council with a warning against Israel attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities.
(More: On Oct. 18, 2021, it was reported that Israel has approved $1.5 billion to prepare the IDF for a possible strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.)
Eight, in 2008, Rahm Emanuel said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”
On Sept. 29, 2021, it was reported that the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Road Transport Union (IRU), and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) sent a letter to leaders in the UN General Assembly urging a relaxation of Covid restrictions and quarantines to prevent a collapse of the global transport system.
Shortages cause some companies to go out of business (bankrupts them for lack of sales), are used by some companies to raise prices and greatly increase profits (price gouging), are desired by some globalists that believe the world is causing global warming by consuming too much, etc.
Considering that union leaders have been warning government leaders that Covid restrictions and quarantines are causing distribution problems, it is not hard to believe that the current shortage of many things, including food, may be another intentionally created crisis.
It is easy to believe that the globalists are creating crises that they will soon say can only be solved by a global government.
FYI: A growing number of experts are warning that shortages (food, utilities, food, etc.) will make this winter very rough.
Nine, concerning wickedness and violence: it has been reported that multi-billionaire globalist and Democrat supporter George Soros has given at least $1 million to an anti-police movement in Austin, TX.
Murders and assaults are up, and he wants fewer police, not more.
(More: on Oct. 18, 2021, rioters in Portland, OR caused $500,000 in damage, and the police did nothing because a new law restricts what they can do in a riot.)
Ten, on Oct. 1, 2021, it was reported that a U.S. Dept. of Defense study of 5.6 million Medicare beneficiaries 65 years old or older found that the vast majority of people that had been hospitalized for Covid had been fully vaccinated.
According to the data, hospitalizations and death are increasing among the fully vaccinated elderly and are now exceeding hospitalizations and death among the unvaccinated.
Eleven, on Oct. 18, 2021, after reporting that fully vaccinated 84-year-old former U.S. Sec. of State Colin Powell died of complications from Covid, it was reported that he died because blood cancer left him vulnerable to Covid.
Finally, are you Rapture Ready?
If you want to be rapture ready and go to heaven, you must be born again (John 3:3). God loves you, and if you have not done so, sincerely admit that you are a sinner; believe that Jesus is the virgin-born, sinless Son of God who died for the sins of the world, was buried, and raised from the dead; ask Him to forgive your sins, cleanse you, come into your heart and be your Saviour; then tell someone that you have done this.
Inviting God's Judgement - US Looking Deny Israel Sovereignty Over Jerusalem – Israel Kasnett - https://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=5030
The Biden administration wants to reopen a consulate for Palestinian affairs in Jerusalem as part of its efforts to reverse former U.S. President Donald Trump's policies and achievements.
Trump subsumed the consulate into the U.S. embassy when he moved it from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2018--a move that was hailed by every friend of Israel and that finally fulfilled the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, which explicitly states, "Since 1950, the city of Jerusalem has been the capital of the State of Israel."
The Biden administration's plan, however, would divide the united capital of Jerusalem and push any chance for peace with the Palestinians farther away, as well as break diplomatic norms, violate U.S. law and damage America's special relationship with Israel.
Last week, Israel's Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar said Israel "cannot and will not agree to divide Jerusalem by permitting a U.S.-Palestinian consulate to open." He clarified that it would "violate Israeli and U.S. law, and betray the commitment of both countries to Israel's eternal and undivided capital."
This is a sharp contrast to the stance U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has taken, especially as he announced in May that America would reopen the Jerusalem consulate it had used in the past to engage with the Palestinians.
The question is: Why would the Biden administration want to insult its closest ally in the Middle East to placate the Palestinians, who are offering nothing in return? What does it gain in the short or long term other than dividing the capital of the Jewish state?
Former Jerusalem Mayor and current Likud Knesset member Nir Barkat told JNS that the Biden administration's plan to unilaterally open the consulate in the heart of Jerusalem "will destabilize the Middle East, damage Israel's security and give a prize to radical Islam by dividing the Jewish capital."
Barkat suggested that if Biden's team wants to improve relations with the Palestinians, "they should send a diplomatic mission to Ramallah and demand that they stop supporting terrorists, change their education system, and instead of violence, focus on peace for future generations."
Barkat has been busy over the last few months lobbying against the consulate and has also been pushing to outlaw it.
In September, he met with U.S. senators and congressmen during a trip to Washington and asked them to oppose the opening of the consulate. His main message to them, reiterated on his Twitter feed, was "we cannot allow the opening of a Palestinian consulate which would divide Jerusalem--the eternal, united and undivided capital of the Jewish people."
'A terrible idea'
Others have expressed their opposition as well.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last week that opening a U.S. consulate for Palestinians in Jerusalem was "a terrible idea for the United States, Israel and the Palestinian people."
Matan Peleg, chairman of Im Tirzu and a signatory to a letter sent by 150 bereaved families to Blinken this week, wrote: "If the secretary of state wants to promote 'peace,' the last thing he should do is set up a special American consulate for Palestinians in the capital of Israel."
"Apart from the fact that this tramples Israeli sovereignty and lacks any minimal respect for a friendly nation, it also signals to the Palestinians that the path of recalcitrance and resistance is acceptable, and pays off. This step will encourage nothing but terrorism," he said.
According to Itamar Marcus from Palestinian Media Watch, "American law is quite clear. The U.S. 'Jerusalem Embassy Act' repeatedly stresses the unity and indivisibility of Jerusalem as Israel's capital."
In an article recently published in Newsweek, attorneys Nathan Lewin and Alyza D. Lewin wrote that while many consider the consulate to be "a minor administrative change," it is actually "nothing less than a devious scheme to reverse U.S. recognition that Jerusalem is in Israel. ... This is not about dividing Jerusalem. It is about denying Israel's sovereignty over Jerusalem."
However, Thomas Nides, who was confirmed by a Senate committee this week to be incoming U.S. Ambassador to Israel, seemed to support opening the consulate when he said in September during his confirmation hearing, "That consulate has existed, in one form or another, for almost 130 years."
'They never have any conditions for anything'
The Biden administration's desire to reopen the consulate raises a lot of questions, as well as eyebrows, and appears to suggest that the United States is not neutral on the matter and is intentionally taking the Palestinian side.
Eytan Gilboa, an expert on U.S. policy in the Middle East at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, told JNS the Biden team's effort is "a very hostile move."
"It's not just hostile to Israel," he said. "These moves are irrational and are also bad for the Palestinian people. This is very strange and unusual."
He noted that both the United States and the Palestinians would like to roll back Trump's policies and this is one of them.
"The Biden administration has already gone back on issues such as funding for the Palestinian Authority, they restored funding for UNRWA, they are talking about reopening the PLO office in Washington, and they are talking about the two-state solution and starting a diplomatic process."
Gilboa noted the Biden administration's argument that this move will encourage the Palestinians to return to negotiations.
He rejected this argument outright, noting that former President Barack Obama "was the most pro-Palestinian president, maybe in history, at least since Carter, and the Palestinians still refused to come to the table," he said.
Gilboa lambasted the Biden administration for its "typical error in American diplomacy."
"They do all kinds of things without any conditions," he said, noting, for example, the U.S. appeasement-oriented diplomatic approach at the United Nations, the U.N. Human Rights Council and with regard to Iran.
For instance, he said, America can restore funding to the P.A. while also demanding certain changes, "and they never do it," he said. "They never have any conditions for anything. At least require some concessions from the other side. It's poor diplomatic management and not just poor policy."
"Just connect the dots and see how many failures they have in intelligence," he said. "Afghanistan is a failure. China is a failure. So maybe the Palestinian issue is also a failure."
Gilboa suggested that the United States is trying to link the Palestinian issue, the Abraham Accords and Iran.
"They are saying to Israel, 'You need to cooperate on the Palestinian issue in order for us to be more favorable to your advice on Iran.' This is very dangerous," said Gilboa. "If this logic exists, it doesn't make much sense."
He also pointed to the timing, which he said is "always important."
Israel's shaky government coalition looks poised to pass a budget in November--the country's first in over two years--and any political challenge before that could topple it.
"They would get [Benjamin] Netanyahu back, unless they want him to come back, and this does not seem to be the case," he said.
Even after the approval of the budget, "it makes no difference" since it could still topple the government, according to Gilboa.
'You move the ball into their court'
He also said he doesn't believe recent news reports that Israel's Foreign Minister Yair Lapid agreed to the consulate.
Gilboa recalled an incident between former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and President George H.W. Bush when Bush claimed that Shamir committed to halting construction in Judea and Samaria. Shamir said he never made that kind of a concession.
"I believe him," said Gilboa. "There is a history of American manipulation here. To say that Lapid agreed--and he is saying, 'No, I did not agree'--I believe him and not the State Department because it doesn't seem logical."
Turning back to the consulate, Gilboa noted that most diplomatic delegations to the Palestinians are in Ramallah, not in Jerusalem.
The solution here, according to Gilboa, is for Israel not to say "no," but to offer the Biden team an alternative. "The U.S. can open the consulate in Ramallah or in Abu Dis," he said. "This way, you move the ball into their court."
According to Gilboa, opening a consulate for Palestinians in Jerusalem would mean "some reduction in the status of the existing Jerusalem embassy. There is no state in the world where there is an embassy and a consulate in the same place," he said.
He also noted the international understanding that countries do not open diplomatic representation without the complete endorsement of the host country. Israel opposes it, and yet, the Biden administration is allegedly fixated on forcing Israel to allow it.
"This is not how things work," said Gilboa. "This is going to be a violation of diplomatic protocols. The American proposed action without Israeli consent is a total violation of all kinds of rules."
On Stormy Seas - By Hal Lindsey - https://www.hallindsey.com/ww-10-24-2021/
For a long time, those of us who teach Bible prophecy have warned of coming storms. That includes geopolitical storms, natural disasters, wars, pestilences, actual weather-related storms, and even global supply issues. We were mocked, sometimes by our brothers and sisters in the Church. But today, much of the world believes that disaster looms.
A recent study of 10,000 young people across 10 countries found that 56% believe humanity is “doomed.” Fully 75% of them found the future “frightening.” Climate change seems to be their biggest fear, but only one among many.
This atmosphere of fear sometimes infects Bible-believing Christians. It happens when we center our hope on political figures or political solutions. We should, of course, work to enact good policies and to elect godly leaders. But the problem is not primarily political. It is spiritual. The world has turned morality on its head. People call evil good and good evil. We see a worldwide movement to paint God’s word as wicked and God’s people as dangerous.
In the end, we know we will win. We know that before the worst of the bad times, God will snatch away Christian believers. But between now and then, we can expect some severe difficulties. Followers of Jesus may be tempted to despair. When that temptation comes, remember the identity your Companion on this journey.
Mark 4:35-41 tells about Jesus and His disciples headed across the Sea of Galilea when a dangerous storm arose. Waves broke over the sides of the boat. They staggered on deck as the storm tossed them to and fro.
Where was Jesus? They found Him asleep at the back of the boat, His head resting comfortably on a cushion. As you read their words to Him, you can feel the frustration they must have felt. “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”
Jesus arose. He rebuked the wind, and He said to the sea, “Peace. Be still.” Immediately, a calm fell on the air and water. He said to His disciples, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?”
At that point, they still did not fully understand the identity of the One who had been sleeping in the stern. Mark 4:41 says, “And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, ‘Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!’”
We, too, are on a journey with the Lord of Lords and King of Kings. He’s right here with us. Yet, too many times, we give in to fear. He always keeps His word, and His word is full of promises. However, like Martha in Luke 10:41, we are often “worried and troubled about many things.” “Through many dangers, toils, and snares, we have already come.” But we sometimes forget all that He has done in bringing us to this point.
Instead of embracing fear, allow Him to speak peace and stillness to your heart. Even in the storm — perhaps I should say, especially in the storm — allow Him to give you “love, power, and a sound mind.” Be filled with His Spirit. Walk in love and confidence, ready always to share Him and His word wherever you go. Be at peace.
You Don’t Have To Wait For Halloween To See Monsters, Because They Are Already All Around Us - by Michael Snyder - http://endoftheamericandream.com/you-dont-have-to-wait-for-halloween-to-see-monsters-because-they-are-already-all-around-us/
A lot of Americans will dress up like monsters this Halloween, but there is no way that they could ever be as frightening as the actual monsters that walk our halls of power on a daily basis. Some of the things that I am going to share with you in this article are deeply disturbing, but they need to be revealed because the people that have been doing these things need to be held accountable. Real life horror movies play out in secret facilities all across America day after day, and much of the time the incredibly sick things that are being done to animals are being funded by our tax dollars. But because the corporate media keeps very quiet about these “experiments”, most Americans never hear about what is really going on behind closed doors.
The good news is that some brave investigators are starting to pull back the veil and reveal the truth about the horrific animal abuse that is taking place.
Here is one example of what I am talking about…
“Our investigators show that Fauci’s NIH division shipped part of a $375,800 grant to a lab in Tunisia to drug beagles and lock their heads in mesh cages filled with hungry sand flies so that the insects could eat them alive,” White Coat Waste told Changing America. “They also locked beagles alone in cages in the desert overnight for nine consecutive nights to use them as bait to attract infectious sand flies.”
How sick do you have to be to do something like that to innocent little puppies?
Dr. Anthony Fauci and the others that were involved in funding this research are monsters.
And it turns out that this wasn’t the first time that they funded this sort of “experimentation”.
Back in 2016, they spent more than 18 million dollars to torture beagles “for 22 months” before finally killing and dissecting them…
Fauci’s team had previously, in 2016, strapped the infectious sand flies to beagles at the NIAID lab in Bethesda, Maryland, allowing them to feed on the dogs for 22 months.
The White Coat Waste Project alleges that the dogs developed infectious legions before researchers killed and dissected them.
This procedure cost $18,430,917.
Fauci and everyone else involved in such “experiments” aren’t just criminals.
They are monsters in the worst sense of the word.
If you are sickened by what you have read already, you may want to stop, because there is more.
What Fauci and his minions did to 44 beagle puppies at a facility in Menlo Park, California has no place in a civilized society…
Another procedure – which the NIH funded to the tune of $1.8m – saw 44 beagle puppies undergo a ‘cordectomy,’ which saw their vocal cords cut to stop them barking.
That experiment, which took place in Menlo Park, California, saw the dogs then pumped full of drugs, before being killed and dissected.
What would “justice” look like for crimes of this magnitude?
The next time someone in the corporate media tries to call Fauci a “hero”, it should make you want to vomit.
Of course, Fauci and his minions have moved on from just experimenting on animals.
Today, innocent people all over the globe are the guinea pigs.
And it turns out that Fauci’s NIH is now publicly admitting to funding incredibly twisted research on “a bat coronavirus” at the Wuhan Insitute of Virology just before the pandemic hit…
White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci and National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins have declared under oath that they did not fund the dangerous gain-of-function virus research in China that now is believed be the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic.
But now the NIH has admitted in a letter to the leading Republican on the House Oversight Committee that the U.S. funded an experiment at the Wuhan Insitute of Virology in which a bat coronavirus was modified, creating a virus that made mice “sicker” than the original virus.
We all know the rest of the story.
But after everything that has transpired, Fauci and his minions are still treated like heroes, and that is because we have a national love affair with evil.
If you doubt this, just consider the “holiday” that is coming up. It is a festival of evil, darkness and death, and yet Americans will spend more than 1o billion dollars celebrating it this year…
The 2021 Halloween season is breaking the bank this year.
According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey, Americans are expected to spend $10.14 billion this year on Halloween-related items. The price tag grew by $2 billion in comparison to last year’s numbers.
Unless you are already sold out to evil, why in the world would anyone want to celebrate such a “holiday”?
By now, pretty much everyone understands that our modern “Halloween” comes directly from a very wicked ancient pagan festival known as “Samhain”.
Over the years, many have told me that they just celebrate Halloween for some “innocent fun” and that the holiday doesn’t mean anything evil to them.
But what if you celebrated a Satanic black mass and put a bunch of “positive” labels on all of the various elements of that ritual?
Would that make it okay?
Of course not.
Giving evil an “alternative” name does not transform it into something good.
So stop pretending.
Fauci and his minions call the evil they are committing “scientific research”, and millions upon millions of Americans are willing to go along with their torture of animals “for the greater good”.
Of course “the greater good” is now being used to justify all sorts of nightmarish crimes against humanity.
We live at a time when the level of evil on this planet is reaching a great crescendo, and it is truly sickening to watch.
But when things are at their darkest, that is when light is needed the most, and so let us all endeavor to be the greatest lights to this world that we possibly can.
Daily Jot: Stand - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
Reading the headlines over the weekend, it is a sad testimony to humankind. Rapes, murders, beheadings, kidnappings, ransoms, censorships, mandates, oppression, and the list goes on and on. The easy thing to do is disconnect. The hard thing to do is to engage. Many people are asking: What can I do? The answer is not simple. Ephesians 6:11 says, “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” And verse 13 says, “Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Standing is increasingly difficult these days because of fear, enormity, discernment. It can be overwhelming.
In Ezekiel 22, the Lord God speaks into a situation in ancient Israel much like what we have in many places around the world, especially in America. In Verse 25, the Lord God says, “There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof.” In Verse 29, The Lord says, “The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.” He concludes in verse 30, “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.” Sadly, He found none.
We all like to quote that verse about how the Lord searched for someone who would make up the hedge and stand in the gap before Him for the land, but we rarely quote the last of it, where He found none. Don’t get me wrong. There are many organizations that are standing in the gap, seemingly against overwhelming odds. There are many more people who are asking themselves and others, “What can I do?” First, seek the Lord. Are there things in your life that are preventing you from seeing what to do? Are you discerning the truth for truth’s sake or to confirm your own bias? Ask yourself, “what is the mission?” As individuals we cannot solve all the problems, but the Lord knows you can help solve one of them. Ask the Lord to show you what He wants you to do. Don’t confuse the Lord’s work with political beliefs.
Remember what sets people free from oppression—truth. As Christ said about his disciples in John 8:23, “And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” We can’t defeat lies with lies. Discern the truth. Finally, taking a stand is doing what you can do where you are. The Apostle Peter wrote in 1 Peter 2:9, “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” Peter goes on in verse 12, “Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.” Pray. Know who you are. Put on your armor. Dig in. Make a stand. The Lord will work through you.
Daily Devotion: Not Always a Giant - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
So, if the Son sets you free, you are truly free. —John 8:36
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/not-always-a-giant/ - Listen
We all have giants in life that we face, severe hardships and seemingly insurmountable obstacles and temptations.
The apostle Paul reminded the believers in Corinth, “The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure” (1 Corinthians 10:13 NLT).
Whatever you’re going through isn’t unique, necessarily, to you. Someone else is facing—or has faced—something similar. It’s just a matter of what, where, or who your giant is.
The giant Goliath whom David faced wasn’t always a giant. When he was born, he probably was a very large baby and even a very demanding baby. But then he grew into a giant of a man. This serves as a reminder that giants don’t usually start out as giants. They typically start small.
We don’t treat them seriously and don’t see them as the threat they are, but they grow bigger and bigger with the passing of time. So often that’s how sin works. It starts in a way that doesn’t seem so threatening.
Remember, it was a woman named Delilah who brought down the mighty Samson. The name Delilah, by the way, means “delicate.” Samson underestimated her, and we know the rest of the story.
We need to understand that sin doesn’t usually start big; it starts small. But we also need to realize there is no giant that should be overpowering and taunting us, because the Bible reminds us, “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4 NKJV).
God is in control, and He is more powerful than our adversary.
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"Folks, it's all beginning to unravel. America is in more danger of falling than at any time in its history. But I believe Bible prophecy predicts this very decline. From this point on, we believers have to get serious. We are going to face discouragement, disillusionment and, most certainly, persecution in the time between now and the Rapture. But don't be discouraged or disillusioned. The coming turmoil will provide us unrivaled opportunities to share the good news of the Gospel. So be ready to share your faith and your hope with those who need Christ. We still have time to reap a great harvest of souls for God's kingdom!" - Hal Lindsey
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