The Only Generation - By Daymond Duck - https://www.raptureready.com/2023/02/04/the-only-generation-by-daymond-duck/
On Jan. 23, 2023, Hal Lindsey started off his weekly article like this:
“The price of eggs…. A Mall of America security guard threatening the wearer of a ‘Jesus saves’ t-shirt…. Attacks on the U.S. power grid…. A worldwide obsession with pornography…. Another wave of nuclear threats coming out of Russia…. A universal weakening of democratic institutions…. A global reshuffling of leaders…. Threats of ‘civil war’ in Israel…. Corruption in the highest levels of government across the world…. Weaponized Artificial Intelligence…. Deep fake audio and video enabling previously unimagined levels of deception.… Global economic chaos…, and on and on.
“What do these and hundreds of other things like them have in common? They are signs of the soon coming of Jesus. Planet Earth is in the throes of the birth of a new world. It’s difficult — even excruciating — but it is also thrilling. We are entering the days foreseen by the prophets.”
Wow, just the kind of thing one would expect from the foremost prophecy teacher in our lifetime.
Hal mentioned that there are hundreds of other signs, and I will add the following to his list:
We are the only generation to see the convergence of all the prophecies that the Bible said will be fulfilled at the end of the age.
Here are recent events that seem to indicate that the end of the age is looming.
One, concerning the persecution of Christians: on Jan. 24, 2023, it was reported that Open Doors has been monitoring the persecution of Christians since 1993 (for 30 years), and it is increasing all over the world.
According to the group, globally, more than 360 million Christians are experiencing “very high or extreme levels of persecution for their faith.”
Two, concerning persecution: on Jan. 29, 2023, Paul Craig Roberts (Institute for Political Economy) noted that political activism is normalizing sexual perversion (homosexuality, pedophilia, etc.) and making criticizing it a criminal violation of civil rights and hate speech laws.
I agree with Roberts, but I want to add my opinion on something here.
While there has always been persecution over some issues, I don’t believe society has ever had the normalization of sexual perversion on a global scale or the criminalization of speaking out against it on a global scale, but that is where the world is headed now.
The United Nations, World Health Organization, World Economic Forum, United States, and other despisers of the truth are promoting global laws that will criminalize Bible truth all over the world (II Tim. 3:1-7).
Sexual perversion is just part of it; other things that are going to be outlawed include spreading the truth, worshipping Jesus instead of the Antichrist, some things people want to spend their money on, etc.
Society is witnessing the birth of unparalleled global tribulation- period persecution of believers that matches Bible prophecy: censorship of truth; prosecution of believers for praying silently in front of an abortion clinic, for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding, etc.
Persecution of people who become believers during the Tribulation Period will be terrible.
Three, concerning the WEF: on Jan. 16, 2023, highly respected writer Leo Hohman wrote, “They intend to digitally enslave the world in a total surveillance state based on a global digital I.D. (likely disguised as vaccine passports) and a global digital currency to replace cash.”
Four, concerning world government: on Jan. 24, 2023, it was reported that Canadian Member of Parliament, Dr. Leslyn Lewis, continues to speak out against Canada’s involvement in the World Economic Forum (WEF).
As I understand it, Dr. Lewis said it is wrong for Trudeau to be signing international agreements that impose global laws on Canadian citizens that they haven’t voted for and their Parliament hasn’t approved.
This is also happening in the U.S., and citizens could lose many of their rights at the World Health Organization Assembly meeting in May.
(More: Concerning that meeting: on Jan. 27, 2023, prophecy teacher Jonathan Brentner wrote, “If it (the Pandemic Treaty) is approved by member nations during their May 2023 meeting, it would give the WHO and its head absolute control over member nations in regard to what they deem as health emergencies. In other words, in the event they declare such a crisis, the WHO could prescribe a course of action for everyone. It wouldn’t matter if the president of a nation disagreed – the dictates of the WHO would become law in his or her country. Should a U.S. governor say “No!” to the WHO mandates, that also wouldn’t matter. The WHO would have the power to militarily enforce compliance with its health dictates.”)
Five, concerning the recent WEF meeting and world government: on Jan. 26, 2023, Canada Free Press posted an article by writer, commentator, and Radio Host Douglas V. Gibbs.
Gibbs has been on “Hannity” and “Fox and Friends.
Gibbs’ nickname is “Mr. Constitution,” and he said, “Unelected elitists who believe their job is to rule the world recently gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, meeting to discuss the fate of all of humanity and the road we must take based on their visions in order to ‘save the world.’ Except, they don’t mean to save the world; they mean to control humanity and break the spirit of anyone who dares stand against them.”
Gibbs continued, “These tyrants drive and lobby policies in the United States through a well-placed, deeply embedded deep state, and they do the same throughout the world. The dark spirit of tyranny we fought wars (including two World Wars and a Cold War) against has now become the mainstream leadership on this planet, and they aim to make sure that this time they are not knocked off the top of the mountain.”
Here is a link to the article.
(My opinion: The prophesied world government is shaping up, and it will be seven years of hell on earth. The only people that are not going to be impacted are those that die before then and those that are truly trusting in Jesus when the Rapture occurs.)
Six, concerning famine and hyperinflation (food shortages, extreme food, and energy prices, etc.) during the Tribulation Period: on Jan. 27, 2021, shortly after he became Pres. of the U.S., Biden signed an Executive Order that committed the U.S. to conserving at least 30% of America’s land and water by 2030.
Unless this is reversed, it will block mining, farming, and drilling for oil on 30% of America’s lands and water by 2030.
Blocking mining, farming, fishing, and drilling for oil on 30% of the world’s land and water will have a great impact on everyone’s life.
At the U.N. Biodiversity Conference that was held on Dec. 7-19, 2022, under the guise of saving “Mother Earth” from natural disasters (rising sea levels, floods, droughts, wildfires, etc.) supposedly created by man’s pollution and excessive consumption, the group agreed to a plan called the 30-by-30 (or 30 X 30) Initiative.
One of the 30-by-30 Initiative goals is to protect 30% of the world’s land, water, and marine areas (not allow 30% of these areas to be used) by 2030.
Critics say the real goal is to transform the world according to the agenda, morals, etc., of the “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
Anyway, on Jan. 26, 2023, the Biden administration announced a 20-year ban on mining on 225,504 acres of land in Minnesota.
Another group of U.S. workers will be losing their jobs, and Biden has already signed an agreement to make funds available to increase mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (sounds like putting U.S. workers drilling for oil off the coast of Florida out of work and asking Saudi Arabia to increase production).
He seems determined to weaken America.
Seven, concerning hyperinflation and a global economic collapse: on Jan. 25, 2023, the head of the Bank of Canada warned that Canada’s economy has stalled, growth will be close to zero for the remainder of this year, and Canada’s citizens are not going to feel good.
Critics blame Prime Min. Trudeau for running up Canada’s debt with excessive spending on Covid and unnecessary liberal programs.
Payday has arrived in Canada, but most of the world is facing the same problem.
Eight, concerning the Millennium in Israel: God said, “The desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose…. For in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water” (Isa. 35:1, 7).
In recent years, Israel has built several desalination plants to draw water from the Mediterranean Sea and make it suitable for drinking.
On Jan. 30, 2030, it was reported that Israel has received very little rain this winter, but Israel’s system of desalination plants has filled the Sea of Galilee, and Israel will soon double the amount of water it sells to Jordan.
Nine, concerning the Battle of Gog and Magog: on Jan. 29, 2023, Israeli drones struck an Iranian weapons production facility inside Iran.
There are contradictory reports about what Iran was producing (drones, ballistic missiles, etc.), but the next day, Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement that said, “We strongly condemn any provocative actions potentially capable of provoking an uncontrolled escalation of tension in an already far from calm region. Such destructive actions may have unpredictable consequences for peace and stability in the Middle East.”
Two things stand out about this event:
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.
Nearing Midnight and the Doomsday Clock – Terry James - https://www.raptureready.com/category/nearing-midnight/
Jesus set Heaven’s end times clock, foretelling when the second hand of eternity will reach near the midnight hour for the inhabitants of planet Earth. He did so by giving God’s heavenly family the assurance that we will be snatched up before that time; we will be rescued from this planet of rebels doomed to suffer His righteous wrath and judgment.
“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28).
The phrase “these things” refers to the issues and events of prophetic significance that have long since begun to “come to pass.”
Todd Strandberg, founder of Raptureready.com, and I have for decades written our commentaries on “these things” for the “Nearing Midnight” section of this website. We have tried, in effect, to show the progress toward that midnight hour. We’ve presented what we believe is not a “doomsday clock” but a heavenly horizon marquee announcing the great event that all who believe in Jesus Christ for salvation are swiftly approaching.
It is more than intriguing that, while we look at all the wickedness being done by the evil men and seducers who are growing worse and worse, secular watchers of mankind’s nearness to the same midnight hour perceive that time is almost up.
Such came starkly into view with the most recent setting by the “Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist Doomsday Clock” watchdogs:
A panel of international scientists has warned that humanity’s continued existence is at greater risk than ever before, largely as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists set its Doomsday Clock at 90 seconds to midnight, the closest to midnight the clock has been since it was established in 1947 to illustrate global existential threats at the dawn of the nuclear weapons age.
Rachel Bronson, the president and CEO of the Bulletin, said the clock had been moved forward from 100 seconds to midnight, where it had been for the previous three years, “largely, though not exclusively, because of the mounting dangers in the war in Ukraine.”
“We are living in a time of unprecedented danger, and the Doomsday Clock time reflects that reality. Ninety seconds to midnight is the closest the clock has ever been set to midnight, and it’s a decision our experts do not take lightly.” (“Doomsday Clock at record 90 seconds to midnight amid Ukraine crisis” | World news | The Guardian)
The secular doomsday clock watchers hope that, by posting the warnings of impending nuclear war and other catastrophes, they can somehow avert reaching that midnight hour they so fear. This is what, for example, those who believe they can institute the so-called Great Reset believe they, in their god-like confidence in their own ability, can accomplish.
But there is one thing and one thing only that can help mankind avoid the coming judgment and wrath of that midnight hour. That is repentance and turning to the Lord Jesus Christ, who came to die as a sacrifice for the sin into which humankind has been born since the fall in Eden’s garden.
God has set the doomsday clock, and His second hand hasn’t stopped moving toward that midnight moment. My own belief, along with many of God’s watchers on the wall of Bible prophecy, is that clock’s second hand is much closer to the 12 than the 90 seconds away the authorities of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists recently placed their second hand.
The people of earth are on the cusp of being thrust into that midnight hour. You don’t want to be one who is left behind to suffer that time of horror Jesus Himself said will be the worst of all human history (Mathew 24:21).
Here is how to avoid that fate and instead go to be kept within the safe harbor of Jesus Christ when He calls all believers to Himself.
“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).
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This Is The Real Significance Of The “Chinese Spy Balloon” Saga… - by Michael Snyder - http://endoftheamericandream.com/this-is-the-real-significance-of-the-chinese-spy-balloon-saga/
It took a balloon for millions of Americans to finally realize that we really are on the brink of war with China. When a four-star general recently warned that we would be fighting a war with China in 2025, that didn’t create too much of a stir. And when U.S. Representative Michael McCaul stated that odds of a war between the United States and China over Taiwan are “very high”, that barely made a blip in the news cycle. But the giant “spy balloon” that just floated across our country really got people fired up. Despite the fact that China has been relentlessly spying on us in countless other ways for years, many of our leaders are suddenly acting as if some huge change just happened. They are issuing all sorts of very angry statements and they are demanding action from the Biden administration. Meanwhile, the Chinese are pissed that we just shot down their “civilian airship” and they are warning that they have “the right to respond further”.
What this means is that we are now closer to war with China than we have been in decades.
And that is the real significance of this entire saga.
Long before it was fashionable to do so, I repeatedly warned my readers that war with China was coming. Back then, a number of my critics thought I had gone off the deep end. They argued that China was our friend and that we would never go to war with one of our most important trading partners.
But now suddenly vast hordes of Americans are waking up and realizing that the warmongers in Washington really do have us on the verge of an unthinkable conflict with the Chinese.
If you are one of those people, I have a message for you.
Welcome to the party.
What took you so long?
Needless to say, most Americans don’t want to have a war with China.
But we are going to have one anyway.
This whole episode with the mysterious Chinese balloon has brought tensions that have been simmering for months to a boiling point. On Saturday afternoon, the U.S. military finally shot it down “off the South Carolina coast”…
A U.S. warplane shot down the suspected Chinese spy balloon off the South Carolina coast Saturday afternoon, sending its surveillance gear into relatively shallow water where recovery efforts began immediately, Pentagon officials announced.
The balloon was downed after it passed into U.S. territorial waters, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a statement.The balloon, which carried a large payload of spy gear according to U.S. officials, had soared over several strategic sites, including nuclear missile silos, and became the latest flashpoint in tensions between Washington and Beijing.
If this really was a “spy balloon”, why didn’t we shoot it down before it had a chance to collect so much information?
According to Joe Biden, he was concerned “about debris killing people on the ground”.
There was plenty of wide open space where it could have been shot down safely.
Now that it has been shot down over the ocean, it is going to be more difficult to retrieve the remains.
In any event, the Chinese continue to insist that this was not a “spy balloon” at all…
China claims that its balloon was a “civilian airship” and not the spy device the US claimed it to be, and said that the US’s decision to destroy its property “seriously violates international convention,” according to a statement obtained by The New York Times.
“In these circumstances, for the United States to insist on using armed force is clearly an excessive reaction that seriously violates international convention,” the statement said. “China will resolutely defend the legitimate rights and interests of the enterprise involved, and retains the right to respond further.”
Maybe the Chinese are correct.
Maybe this really wasn’t a spy balloon.
But then why did it fly over so many of our key military installations?
Gateway Pundit has made a list of all the military bases that this spy balloon flew near…
** Malstrom Air Force Base – Montana – home of 341st Military Wing
** Ellsworth Air Force Base – South Dakota – home of 28th bomb wing
** Joe Foss Field ANG – South Dakota – home of 114th fighter wing
** Sioux City ANG – Iowa – national gard base
** Offutt Air Force Base -Nebraska – headquarters US strategic command
** Camp Ashland – Nebraska –
** Lincoln ANG – Nebraska
** Whiteman Air Force Base – Missouri – home of B52 bombers
** Fort Leonard Wood – Missouri – Army training installation
** St. Louis Army Human Resources – St. Louis, MO
** Scott Air Force Base – Illinois – home of the Air Mobility Command
** Fort Campbell – Tennessee – home fo Screaming eagles, the 101st Airborne
** Nashville ANG – Tennessee
** Smyrna ANG – Tennessee
** Houston Barracks – Tennessee
** McGhee Tyson ANG – Tennessee
** Pope Air Force Base – North Carolina – Air mobility command
** Fort Bragg – North Carolina – one of the largest military installations in the world
** MCAS New River – North Carolina
** Camp Lejeune – North Carolina – military training facility
** US Coast Guard Station Fort Macon
And apparently now there are two more Chinese “spy balloons” that have been identified…
A third Chinese spy balloon could be lingering near US interests, but officials won’t say where it is.
An anonymous source told the Washington Post a third balloon is likely operating near the US after the first balloon was discovered hovering over Montana on Thursday and another was found above Latin America on Friday.
Of course it is quite true that the Chinese do not exactly need giant balloons to spy on us.
The Chinese can see pretty much whatever they want using their spy satellites, and their stealth drones are highly sophisticated.
As U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has pointed out, the Chinese have already been spying on us in many different ways…
On Friday’s “Mike Gallagher Show,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) stated that the Chinese spy balloon over the United States is “not the first time” and “We’ve seen these before.” He also stated that China can get the information it gets from the balloon from satellites, Huawei equipment that is installed in the United States, and “a million” different ways and China does so and the balloon is “just one more method that they use to collect intelligence on us.”
And most Americans don’t realize that the Chinese literally have an army of spies on the ground here in the United States.
If you don’t want to believe me, perhaps you will believe what Donald Trump just said…
Former President Donald Trump warned on Friday that China has “many thousands of spies working in the United States” in various industries amid a revelation that a Chinese spy balloon is flying over the continental United States.
“It’s rarely even mentioned that China has many thousands of spies working in the United States in business, finance, academia, technology, media and likely, even government, very sadly,” Trump declared.
A current member of Congress even slept with a known Chinese spy, but he has not been removed from Congress.
So with everything else that has already been going on, it amazes me that everyone is suddenly so upset about a giant balloon.
Whether or not this was actually a “spy balloon” or not, the truth is that the Chinese are going to continue to spy on us in countless different ways.
And whether or not the Chinese sent this “spy balloon” toward us on purpose or not, the truth is that they are going to continue to prepare for the coming war.
According to author Gordon Chang, the Chinese are currently “engaged in the fastest military buildup since the Second World War”…
“We know what the Chinese are doing,” Chang explained. “They’re engaged in the fastest military buildup since the Second World War. They’re trying to sanctions proof their regime and most ominously they’re preparing China’s civilians for war.”
Chang pointed to a recent move from Chinese President Xi Jinping shortly after he was appointed to his precedent breaking third term as General Secretary at the National Congress in October, when he appointed what is being referred to as the “war cabinet.”
And we also know that the Chinese have been busy making economic moves that would make sense if they believe that a war with the U.S. is approaching…
While we focus on the obvious, it’s important to also understand that from a monetary and financial perspective, it looks like China is preparing for war.
Notably, China is continuing to stockpile gold while selling U.S. Treasuries, an obvious step that a country readying either for war or to challenge the U.S. dollar on a global stage (or both) would be taking.
As Zero Hedge noted last month, China has now bought 100 tons of gold in days.
Once again, I want to make it very clear that I don’t want to see a war between the United States and China.
Because such a war would be absolutely horrific.
Unfortunately, anti-China sentiment is reaching a fever pitch in Washington, and anti-American sentiment is reaching a fever pitch in Beijing.
We really are on the brink of the unthinkable, and once the missiles start flying there will be no going back.
The Battle Is The Lord’s - By Hal Lindsey - https://www.hallindsey.com/ww-2-5-2023/
A boy walks across a valley. An army stands on the hillside behind him, and another army stands on the hillside before him. Fear and terror seem to have weakened the army behind him to the point of uselessness. The army in front of him has also been weakened, but it doesn’t understand. It has been made weak by pride and hubris.
The boy walks between them with confidence and humility. He can have both because he understands Whose battle he is about to fight. Young David bends down and gathers stones from a shallow brook. One of them will become the missile that changes history.
Out from the prideful army walks an even more prideful man — a giant trained in warfare from his youth up. Goliath looks on his opponent with disdain. “Am I a dog,” he asks, “that you come to me with sticks?” [1 Samuel 17:43, NASB] To the boy he says, “I will give your flesh to the birds of the sky and the beasts of the field.” [1 Samuel 17:44, NASB]
David answers, “You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted. This day the Lord will deliver you up into my hands, and I will strike you down and remove your head from you. And I will give the dead bodies of the army of the Philistines this day to the birds of the sky and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, and that all this assembly may know that the Lord does not deliver by sword or by spear; for the battle is the Lord’s and He will give you into our hands.” [1 Samuel 17:45-47 NASB]
How can young David maintain both humility and supreme confidence? It comes from his understanding that “the battle is the Lord’s.”
David was too young, without proper training, ill-equipped, and without backup… or was he? He was definitely young — easily as young as 13, almost certainly no older than 16. Goliath’s contempt came because of David’s youth, his nonexistent armor, his lack of weaponry, and even his good looks. 1 Samuel 17:42 says Goliath “disdained him; for he was but a youth, and ruddy, with a handsome appearance.” The word here translated “handsome” means “beautiful.” He was a pretty boy and the giant disdained him for it.
When Satan tries to dissuade and discourage us from serving God, he tries to make even our strengths seem like liabilities. He makes us feel too young, or too old; too good looking or too ugly; a person with a dark past or a goody-two-shoes — too fat, too skinny, underqualified, or overqualified.
David was young, but he knew the Lord, and knew Him personally. His battle experience was not against men, but he had faced the lion and God gave him victory. He protected his sheep from the bear, and God gave him victory. The army shivering with fear behind David might not have had his back. But David stood in that valley — the living God within him and the armies of heaven on all sides. Goliath’s size, experience, equipment, and power were as nothing before God. And David made sure that everyone understood Who Goliath opposed that day in the valley. The giant could easily defeat David alone, but he didn’t stand a chance against God.
Maybe you feel alone in the valley — ill-equipped and ill-trained. The Christian army behind you may seem weak, ineffective, compromised, fearful, or uninterested. That which stands against you may seem confident, powerful, and committed. Even in such a dire circumstance, you can say with Paul in Acts 20:24, “But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself.”
It's not about you, your strengths, or your weaknesses. In Christ, you can face any enemy, defeat any giant because… the battle is the Lord’s!
Daily Jot: Red balloons go by - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
The controversy over the Chinese spy balloons has reduced itself to a Democrat mob pointing fingers at former president Trump, saying the spy balloons were over the US when he was president. Trump denies it and said that if there were any Chinese spy balloons flying over, he would have shot them down immediately—not waiting days upon days of a potential national security threat looming over the American public like Joe Biden did. Interesting that the idea that Chinese spy balloons floated over the US during Trump first came from an unnamed source in the Biden Defense Department. This has sparked a “he said, they said” debate in the news media. But this is just a smokescreen for the larger issue.
An unnamed Biden Administration defense official “confirmed” to Fox News that Chinese spy balloons floated over the US at least three times during the Trump administration, but knowledge of the balloons remained undetected until after Trump left office. This is a wildly irresponsible job of reporting. Of course, a deep state Biden Administration official is going to say that. The idea is to further degrade Trump while deflecting any ineptitude by Biden. And the media goes right along with it. Notwithstanding credible named sources in the Trump Administration—Defense Secretary Mark Esper, National Security Advisor John Bolton, White House National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, and Director of National Intelligence Jon Ratcliffe—all denied Chinese spy balloons flew over the US during the Trump Administration.
Yet, the media has made a story out of one guy in the Biden Administration that won’t put his name to his claim. That this is a story is a tremendous disservice to the American people. The real story is that the Chinese have gotten away with violating the US airspace and could have caused incredible death tolls if that balloon was carrying a biological, chemical or electronic weapon. And the inept Biden Administration allowed it to travel across the country for several days without taking action. Biden himself ordered the balloon shot down on February 1, but a defense official told him not to shoot it down because of safety concerns for people on the ground. So they let it continue on its mission another three days. Isn’t the president supposed to be commander in chief?
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Friday, “The president will always put the safety and security of the American people first.” The “president” exposed the nation to great security risk. Biden is weak on China and he is weak on national security as indicated by his actions to undermine the military and to not provide boarder security. The national defense is at stake. This not about whether Trump let China get away with spy balloons, it’s about Biden allowing China to float spy balloons over the country. 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” Do not be deceived. This Chinese threat is real, and Biden is compromised. His army of deceivers are covering for him.
Daily Devotion: The Need for Personal Repentance - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the LORD will not hear. —Psalm 66:18
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/the-need-for-personal-repentance/ - Listen
I wonder whether people even know what shame is anymore. The things that once embarrassed us are being proclaimed as virtues today. Everything is upside down. Wrong has become right. Right has become wrong. And we’ve forgotten how to blush.
This is what Daniel was describing when he prayed, “O Lord, to us belongs shame of face, to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, because we have sinned against You” (Daniel 9:8 NKJV). And Daniel personally repented.
Throughout the Book of Daniel, we don’t read of Daniel sinning. That doesn’t mean he lived a sin-free life, because he was human like the rest of us. But Daniel lived a godly life. And this man of God thought it was necessary to personally repent because he didn’t want unconfessed sin to get in the way of his relationship with God.
This reminds us that the closer we get to God, the greater the sense of our own sinfulness will be. Just about the time you think you’re reaching spiritual maturity, God will show you a little more of your heart, and you will realize how far you have to go.
The more you know of the Lord, the more you will see that you still need to change. There isn’t some spiritual plateau where we finally will be above it all. It isn’t going to happen in this life.
The more you grow, the more you will realize that you need to grow more. The more you learn, the more you will realize that you need to learn more. But it’s a great pursuit.
Is there any sin that you need to repent of? Is there any area of your life that is displeasing to the Lord? Don’t allow it to get in the way of your relationship with God. Get rid of it. Let it go.
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