Trust God’s Timing: Soon, The Prophetic Words of Our Departure Will Be Past Tense
Trust God’s Timing: Soon, The Prophetic Words of Our Departure Will Be Past Tense – By Jonathan Brentner - https://harbingersdaily.com/trust-gods-timing-soon-the-prophetic-words-of-our-departure-will-be-past-tense/
I love the words of Scripture. They form the basis of my hope for eternal life, provide needed assurance in times of trouble, and calm my soul during the turbulent times in which we live.
Sometimes a passage, or a phrase, speaks to me in a new way. Such was the case with Exodus 2:23-25:
Exodus 2:23-25 KJV – “And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.”
I love the phrase at the end of verse 25 in the ESV, “and God knew.” In the Hebrew text, the word is yada, which in its basic form simply means “to know.” It appears 947 times in the Hebrew text of the Old Testament.
In Exodus 2, yada reveals God’s awareness of the plight of the Israelites in Egyptian bondage just before He tasked Moses with the job of delivering His people. Yada appears again in Exodus 3:7:
Exodus 3:7 KJV – “And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;”
God saw the distress of His people and acted to deliver them.
After forty years tending sheep in the wilderness, Moses was fully prepared to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt. The longsuffering slaves were ready to accept freedom and follow the leader God would send to them. The Lord knew the time was right.
He doesn’t explain why this time was better than twenty years earlier. He doesn’t need to fill in all the blanks for us. We trust His sovereignty and wisdom.
GOD HEARS OUR GROANING
Members of the body of Christ suffer from afflictions of a wide variety. Some face martyrdom for their faith, others lose their freedoms, and many endure severe opposition to their faith. We all fight off the relentless attacks of our enemy.
I know several saints who are hurting because of cancer, other ailments, and grief. The afflictions of this life, along with aging, have a way of catching up to all of us.
And like the ancient Israelites, we groan.
I love how the Apostle Paul connects our anticipation of the Rapture with our signing amid the many hardships of life:
Romans 8:23-25 KJV – “And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.”
The Lord hears the cry of our hearts as we long for Him to appear and take us to glory. And someday soon, our faith will be sight.
The Lord is not distant as some imagine Him to be; He sees; He hears; He feels all our grief; and He will surely deliver us.
Someday soon, the prophetic words of 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 will be past tense, and we will rejoice with our Savior in glory:
1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 KJV – “For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”
There are days when it seems as though the perfect time for the Rapture has long since passed. We see the tears of loved ones and watch as violence, wickedness, deception, and lawlessness explode in our world. We often wonder, “How much longer, Lord?”
In the meantime, we rest in the fact that God sees everything with eyes full of love for each and every one of us. Is it not encouraging to know that the Lord knows all about our distressing circumstances and has our rescue in sight?
The One who has “called us to glory” (1 Peter 5:10) is ever so close to taking us there (Colossians 3:4).
A GLORIOUS RESTORATION FOR ISRAEL
The forty years that Moses tended sheep in the wilderness must have felt like an eternity for Israelites in Egypt. It’s likely most knew about God’s covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and looked for a deliverer to take them to the Land promised to their forefathers.
During the last half of the seven-year Tribulation, a much more frightening scenario will exist for the Hebrew people. Once the antichrist defiles their temple, they will face the darkest time in their history. In the end, only one-third of them will remain alive.
The prophet Zechariah, speaking for God, wrote these words about this future time of peril:
Zechariah 13:9 KJV – “And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.”
Zechariah 14:1-8 describes the arrival of Israel’s future deliverer, the Lord Jesus. He will fight for Israel as a mighty warrior, destroy all the armies that will have come against Jerusalem, and establish His worldwide kingdom over which He will rule from Jerusalem. Is it not fitting that Moses referred to Jesus as a “prophet like me” in Deuteronomy 18:15-18? The greater Moses will deliver the Israelites at His Second Coming.
It will be a glorious time of restoration for the kingdom Israel. God will forever protect the Jewish people with His presence in Jerusalem (Zephaniah 3:14-20).
WE TRUST GOD’S TIMING
We often groan because of personal pain or that of those close to us. At other times, it’s because of a world descending into lawlessness and wickedness, the likes of which we once thought impossible.
In the midst of the distress we feel, the words, “And God knew,” bring welcome relief. We know our Deliverer is surely coming to catch us up to meet Him in the air.
As we wait, we remain confident that:
In the meantime, we pray for Him to come soon.
Revelation 4: The 4 creatures before God's throne - By Rev. Mark H. Creech - https://www.christianpost.com/voices/revelation-4-the-4-creatures-before-gods-throne.html
The late Dr. Billy Graham, the worldwide renowned Christian evangelist, asked, “What is Heaven? It’s the home that God created, and He possesses. His throne room is his headquarters from which he issues his commands, directions, and prophecies.”
In Revelation 4, the Apostle John is lifted on high to the throne room of God, where the Lord is about to show him what will happen during the earth’s last days.
Around God’s throne, John sees otherworldly things: 24 elders with crowns on their heads, lightning and thundering and voices from the throne, an emerald rainbow, seven torches burning, a sea of glass-like crystal, and four creatures.
The Scripture reads:
“In the center and around the throne were four living beings, each covered with eyes, front and back. The first of these living beings was like a lion; the second was like an ox; the third had a human face; and the fourth was like an eagle in flight. Each of these living beings had six wings, and their wings were covered all over with eyes, inside and out. Day after day and night after night they keep on saying,
“‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty--
the One who always was, who is, and who is still to come.’
“Whenever the living beings give glory and honor and thanks to the one sitting on the throne (the One who lives forever and ever), the twenty-four elders fall down and worship the one sitting on the throne (the One who lives forever and ever). And they lay their crowns before the throne and say,
‘You are worthy, O Lord our God,
to receive glory and honor and power.
For you created all things,
and they exist because you created what you pleased” (Revelation 4:6-11).
The four creatures around the throne remind us of characters from a Marvel Comic book, but they aren’t fictional or cartoonish. These beings are real and of great significance and power. Otherwise, they would not be central to God’s place of government.
In Reveling Through Revelation, the late Dr. J. Vernon McGee, radio Bible teacher extraordinaire, says:
“These creatures, of the highest intelligence, are in God’s presence. They resemble the cherubim of Ezekiel 1:5-10; 10:20 and the seraphim of Isaiah 6:2. 3. Are they a new order of creatures in heaven that have not been revealed before in Scripture?”
It’s a bit difficult to nail down. However, their appearance suggests they function as witnesses to Christ’s fourfold ministry throughout eternity.
One has the face of a lion, a symbol of divine majesty – the same portrait of Christ given in Matthew’s account as the lion of the tribe of Judah, the King of kings, the Messiah of the world.
Another has the face of a young ox – a calf, the same picture presented in Mark’s account of Christ as Deity condescending to graciously serve humanity; the one who “came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).
Still, another has the face of a man – indicating intelligence and purpose, the same image of Christ in Luke’s account, which traces our Lord’s ancestry back to Adam where mankind fell. It also shows Jesus as the Second Adam who redeems all who believe. It speaks of his identifying perfectly with humanity. God has a human face in Jesus Christ.
The fourth face is that of an eagle, which communicates Deity as seen in John’s account of Christ. Like an eagle, the Lord sees everything we do from on high. Like an eagle having six mighty wings with multiple eyes, he can move swiftly to execute judgment. Nothing is hidden from him. John recorded Christ saying God “has given him [Christ] authority to judge everyone…”(John 5:27). This redeemer is the Supreme Judge of the world.
Revelation 4 says these heavenly beings with incomparable supernatural powers call out:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty --
the One who always was, who is, and who is still to come.”
John Phillips, in Exploring Revelation, has beautifully written:
“These lofty ones employ the resources of their intellects, the deep emotions of their hearts, the ceaseless drive and dynamic of their powerful wills – and they worship. It is the one great, supreme, dominating activity of their lives. All else is counted worthless when compared with the supreme activity of worship. With all their heart, mind, soul, and strength, they worship him that sits upon the throne.”
Who is it that sits upon the throne? It can be none other than Jesus because the one they worship is said to be “the creator of all things.” Isn’t this what Colossians 1:16-17 reveal about him? Those verses of Scripture say:
“For through him, God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see — such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together.”
This point is crucial because we live in a time when Christ is being rejected as God incarnate, that he was born of a virgin and sinless.
Barna Research says most American adults believe Jesus did exist. However, “[m]ost adults— not quite six in 10 — believe Jesus was God (56%), while about one-quarter say he was only a religious or spiritual leader like Mohammed or the Buddha (26%). The remaining one in six say they aren’t sure whether Jesus was divine (18%).
Barna Research also says Americans are divided over Jesus’ sinlessness.
“About half of Americans agree, either strongly or somewhat, that while he lived on earth, Jesus Christ was human and committed sins like other people (52%). Just less than half disagree, either strongly or somewhat, that Jesus committed sins while on earth (46%), and 2 percent aren’t sure,” Barna reports.
Words from H.A. Ironside are quite appropriate here:
“In a day such as ours, when his [Christ’s] glory as the Eternal Son is so often denied, when his true Deity, his virgin birth, his sinless humanity are all alike flouted by apostate teachers as so much traditional lore to be rejected at will, how refreshing to the soul to turn from earth to heaven and contemplate the glory displayed there as his and the unhindered adoration of his own as they prostrate themselves before his throne. If he [Christ] be not God, then heaven will be filled with idolaters….”
When the four living creatures give the cue praising and worshipping, Revelation says the 24 elders also fall before the Lord worshipping and casting their crowns before the throne.
These crowns, which the elders have previously been rewarded for their faithfulness in service, they remove from their own heads and present to the Lord. They know their faithfulness was predicated on his faithfulness to them. All the glory belongs to God and God alone.
After posting an article on Facebook titled, "Will There Be Gradations, Rank, a Higher Existence for Some in Heaven?" some readers said in the comments section that they disagreed with my conclusion there would be places of position and rank in heaven based on rewards given at the Judgment Seat of Christ. I argued the 24 elders next to the throne of God wearing crowns is a good example.
One lady commented, “If I have no rewards, I will be eternally grateful for the blood of Jesus.” Another person said, “I’ll be content just to be a door greeter, like at Walmart.” Still, another wrote, “My reward is heaven with him. That’s all I want. My obedience brings all the rewards I need.”
I appreciate the sentiment, but such an approach to heavenly rewards is not biblical. If rewards aren’t important to the believer, then what will we present at Christ’s feet to the glory of God? God wants us to work diligently for Christ and to attain rewards so they might be presented to him as an act of worship when we get to heaven. The rewards are not so much for exalting us as they are for giving honor and praise to God. Shall we be empty-handed before his throne?
Revelation chapter four underscores for us the necessity of worship. If the heavenly beings, the 24 elders, the saints, and the multitudes of angels bow down before Christ in adoration, resignation, submission, and worship – so must we. All of life must become an act of worship.
John A. Broadus, who was long recognized as the “Dean of American teachers of homiletics” and served at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, once said:
“When anything lifts us up, then we want God as the climax of our exalted thought, and our thought itself is imperfect without it. If you will look in the early morning light, upon the glory of the autumn woods, bright and so beautiful; if you gaze upon the splendor…the nightly skies; if you stand in awe before the great mountains, snow clad and towering…if you go and gaze in the silence of the night upon the rush of your own imperial river, or stand by the seashore, and hear the mighty waters rolling evermore, there swells in the breast something that wants God for its crown and for its completeness. There are aspirations in these strange natures of ours that only God can satisfy. Our thinking is mutilated fragments without God, and our hearts can never rest unless they rest in God.”
Therefore, let us join in the chorus:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty --
the One who always was, who is, and who is still to come.”
Do you know the Lord personally? Do you have a relationship with him through Jesus Christ? Let your worship start with confessing your sins, turning to Christ for forgiveness, and receiving the free gift of eternal life.
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Nearing Midnight: The Supply Chain is Broken – Todd Strandberg - https://www.raptureready.com/category/nearing-midnight/
The United States has had a strange run of bad luck when it comes to dozens of food processing plants suspiciously catching fire over the past few years. In 2022, we had several meat packing plants suffer fires that brought production to a halt.
Remarkably, no one was present at the time of most of the fires. The Eco Health Alliance whistleblower, a bioterrorism expert, military veteran, and scientist Dr. Andrew Huff has a possible explanation for the food supply fires.
Huff has access to government information about simulating a food supply attack. The information comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Food and Agriculture Sector Criticality Assessment Tool (FASCAT). This also includes which places are particularly at risk.
According to Huff, who authorities have harassed due to the nature of his work since 2019, the U.S. government coordinated the attacks on the food facilities. But, in addition, something remarkable happened: the hard disk with the FASCAT data disappeared.
Since then, there have been about 200 food factory attacks around the world, most of them in the U.S., he explained. There is no major interest in why supplies are being hampered because the media shows little interest in the problem.
The baby formula shortage of last year gained national attention because it was a life-and-death issue. Abbott Nutrition recalled its popular Similac powder and two lines of specialized formula, shutting down one of its plants due to bacterial contamination. This key event triggered a cascade of shortages as people scrambled to buy similar baby formula products.
Parents could only buy two to four containers of formula at a time, depending on the store and those rules. That lasts a family about a week, a week and a half. Some parents were not able to substitute certain brands, namely those in need of hypoallergenic formulas.
When we had to import a large quantity of baby formula from Europe, I wondered what has happened to our nation. America has long been the source of basic consumer goods. We have been a net exporter of gains for nearly 200 years.
During most of last year, my local Kroger’s had a difficult time stacking the shelves with canned cat food. I was never able to find out why cat food was in low supply. It’s made of low-grade meat, so there should be no supply issues.
We don’t even have proper management of items that would be considered essential for daily life. Most of the fillers for drugs are made in other nations. The basic transistors that go into cars, computers, and smartphones are made in Asia. With 90% of all high-end chips being made in Taiwan, we would be in a huge pickle if China invaded the island.
I’ve been on this earth for 57 years. I recall more times that there was an overabundance of food rather than there were times of shortage. In the 1980s, we had such a huge surplus of corn, we didn’t know what to do with it. Because we didn’t have enough room in silos, farmers had massive piles of corn on the ground.
During the past decade, we have not had any years of surplus. The years have been either too wet or too dry. If the U.S. has a good year for corn production, China or Brazil will have a bad year.
I think the reason why our supply chains are breaking down is because of the moral decline of America. We have turned our back on God, and he has lifted his hand of protection from our nation. Since most supply chains will suffer a complete meltdown during the tribulation, the current problems may be an indication of what is headed our way.
“And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine” (Rev 6:5-6).
Censorship, Mass Surveillance and Bugs: World Economic Forum vs. The Free World - by J.B. Shurk - https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/19340/world-economic-forum
The World Economic Forum's nation-crushing empire looks like a chop shop that has stolen parts from the world's worst dictatorships in order to create Frankenstein's "woke" monster. It has swiped the Aztecs' penchant for human sacrifice to ward off bad weather, the Chinese communists' love of total control and the eradication of traditional culture, the Italian fascists' society-squeezing partnership with corporate monopolists, and the German Nazis' belief in a "master race" — chiefly the celebrities, bankers, crony capitalists, and potentates who assemble in Davos and elsewhere to applaud their own achievements and further implement their "master plan," which the WEF affectionately calls "The Great Reset."
As Klaus Schwab, himself, recently declared to his potpourri of princely guests, the WEF intends to "master the future," and who better to "master" what has not yet been written than those who view the rest of the planet's inhabitants as little more than servants and serfs?
It would be nice to think that the twentieth-century's totalitarian monsters would have served as ample warnings to humanity never to tromp injudiciously down authoritarianism's bloody path again. Alas, it appears that the lessons briefly learned from a century of global wars, genocides, conquests, and revolutions have been blown away like the seeds of a dandelion, so that evil can take root and grow once more. The WEF, of course, does not see itself as anything like Stalin, Hitler, Tojo, Mussolini, Pol Pot, or Mao. It sees itself as John Kerry does: as a "select group of humans" who will save the planet for everyone else. Did last century's totalitarians see themselves any differently? As Albert Camus might have asked: when has "the welfare of humanity" not been "the alibi of tyrants"?
When the planet's most wealthy and powerful individuals assemble together under the protection of overwhelming military security assuring both their safety and the exclusion of everyone else, a warning from Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations comes to mind: "People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices."
With the madcap push to replace hydrocarbon energies with insufficient "green" alternatives jacking up the prices of commodities and goods around the world, while a rapidly rising cost of living suffocates all but the most well-off, Smith's words have never been more accurate. As John Kerry bluntly explains, the only way to fight even the most insignificant amount of climate change is through, "money, money, money, money, money, money, money." It is a strange thing to see a self-aggrandizing, plutocratic "elite" give the game away. If each of those "money" exhortations represents a hundred trillion dollars, he might even be close to spitting out some truth.
Before the brainwashed defenders of Club Klaus scream that the World Economic Forum's humanitarian motivations have nothing to do with making money, stop to consider the lunacy of such a statement. People with fortunes have an economic incentive to hide them behind the appearance of benevolence, so as to avoid scrutiny while making those fortunes even bigger. Behind every "build back better" inch of the WEF's "great reset" of the global economy is some corporate titan, banking behemoth, power-hungry politician, bureaucratic chieftain, or plain old aristocrat making money or gaining influence from the multitude of secret transactions buttressing the whole philanthropic charade.
"Love of humanity" is just for the bumper stickers the WEF can slap on their electric vehicles; "greed" still energizes the secret handshakes of the most powerful when they get together. They depend upon African slave labor for the mining of "green" raw materials and Chinese slave labor for the manufacturing of "green" technologies while simultaneously smearing as bigots anyone who objects to their open border policies flooding Western nations with endless cheap labor at home. Predictably, those most responsible for undermining labor groups at home while subsidizing slavery abroad are the same ones who lecture the world on racism, fair wages, and human rights.
As with all swindles in which the rich and powerful choose to steal even more from the poor and powerless, the WEF's "altruism" appears quite Mafia-esque. Their agents come knocking on the doors of businesses around the West with a simple proposition: So, you might not have heard, but there are a lot of bad elements out here that wish to do you harm. The good news is we can offer you protection for as little as fifty percent of your profits.
The business-owners, having had no problems turning a profit in the past, at first refuse.
I don't think you understand, their new "friends" explain, without us, you could have civil rights groups boycotting your products as racist and transphobic, investment groups devaluing your stocks for not pledging ESG commitments, and banks refusing to offer future loans because of your support for "hate" and "misinformation." All our corporate news staff might have to run negative pieces about your business. It would be a shame to see such a nice little business suffer when we are here to help.
And how might such assistance be gained?
Why, just do as Klaus Schwab's WEF says, do business with our approved banks and vendors, express support for our approved causes, and we will take care of the rest. Hey, we will even get the politicians on our payroll to publicly thank you for saving the world!
Stick, meet carrot. They may fly on private jets and forget how many mansions they own, but at the end of the day, the World Economic Forum cabal is just the greatest collection of thugs organized crime has ever managed to put together in the same room, orchestrating the most effective schemes ever devised to force formerly free peoples to do exactly what they say. It is Cosa Nostra reimagined as "Klaus's thing." In a more just era, anybody attending the WEF's gatherings would be arrested for conspiracy to commit racketeering and fraud. Instead, because the "masters of our future" have invested heavily in the elections of the West's most prominent leaders, presidents, prime ministers, legislators, and even military staffs are only too happy to champion their cause.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told his WEF audience that the world's economy is in tremendous peril, while failing to point out that it has been the WEF's own COVID-19 lockdown policies and attempts to use the pandemic as a "great reset" for transitioning the West from hydrocarbon to "green" energies that are responsible for much of the harm. Instead of using the global platform as a chance to issue a much-needed mea culpa to the whole world, the UN chief was more interested in making two other points: (1) there should be legal "accountability" for social media platforms that promote "false information," and (2) politicians should force unpopular policies upon their populations for their own good.
In essence, the head of the globalists' preferred international governing body demands that national leaders intentionally disregard the will of their people and implement a system for the criminalization of free speech, so that dissent magically disappears much like a protester in a "re-education" camp. These are the same WEF "elites" who then have the temerity to turn around and preach about "democracy" and "Western values."
Of course, Colombian President Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego had no problem saying the quiet part out loud. Sitting right next to "green" champion Al Gore, Petro Urrego proclaimed that humanity must "overcome capitalism" if it is to survive. Given that Gore, a member of the WEF Board of Trustees, did not appear to disagree, it seems fair to say that Club Davos finds more to like in an "elite"-controlled version of communism (is there any other kind?) than a free market system in which ordinary people may thrive.
If all this sounds wildly antagonistic to hard-fought Western freedoms prioritizing the protection of individual rights and liberties over indiscriminate intrusions from the State, that is because the World Economic Forum has turned Westerners' priceless Enlightenment inheritance on its head. To coincide with its gathering, the WEF has published a report citing "misinformation and disinformation" among the most significant global "risks." WEF members publicly predict that "hate speech" laws will soon come to the United States — in direct violation of the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment protections for freedom of speech. Calls are growing for tracking and enforcing individual "carbon limits" in the endless battle against Earth's ever-changing climate. These same authoritarians push digital vaccine passports, contact tracing, mandatory use of experimental "vaccines," and ubiquitous testing. And following the WEF's determination that Westerners should transition to a diet of bugs, the European Union has now authorized the general consumption of house crickets. Censorship, mass surveillance and bugs — welcome to the future, should the WEF get its way.
None of the WEF's expansive programs for remaking the world according to its members' interests sounds like anything that free Westerners could ever voluntarily embrace. Surely that is why so many of the WEF's speakers urge the forceful adoption of these policies regardless of public support. Perhaps that is also why the Chinese Communist Party recently applauded this year's "Davos spirit." Communists know communism when they see it, and in Klaus Schwab's globalist oligarchy of "elites," China likes what it sees.
Daily Jot: The global Beast’s moral imperative – Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland emphasized the “moral imperative” of enacting it’s “collective” (translated: communist) agenda in the areas of climate control, health equity, education, food equity, the metaverse, artificial intelligence and more. This implies that if the 52 heads of state and 2,700 other captains of business, media and nonprofits want to show the world their tremendous morality, they need to fall in line with the WEF agenda. WEF also goes to great lengths to stress moral and ethical leadership as touted in its “State of Moral Leadership Report.” But in practice the WEF “morality” is more aligned with the antichrist/beast than anything of God.
WEF states: “Human systems can’t function without formal authority, whether it’s the President of the US, a CEO or a school principal, but what makes organizations really work is when leaders occupying those formal positions have moral authority too. While formal authority can be seized, won, or bestowed; moral authority must be earned by who you are and how you lead.” And WEF then uses the concept of morality to justify its “stakeholder capitalism” model, which is word-surgery to disguise its goal of global communism. WEF says, “In moral capitalism, you can’t create shared value without shared values; the focus is not on doing the next thing right, but rather doing the next right thing.” It points to the global handling of COVID as the example. If there ever were a global failure in business ethics and morality it was COVID.
All the lofty and esoteric ideals posted on the WEF website, however, cannot hide the true morality of its global membership. COVID mandates and lockdowns were widely supported and yet these leaders traveled to Davos in private jets. A Daily Jot source with knowledge of the situation said that those piloting the jets had to be unvaccinated because the leaders didn’t want to risk a pilot suffering a heart attack or stroke in flight. Also, once in Davos, sex trafficking and prostitution are not among the moral prohibitions. The German newspaper BILD reported that the demand for prostitutes skyrocketed among the business leaders and their staffs, paying up to $2,700 a night. How’s that for morality?
The WEF, like any other global initiative, is a counterfeit of God’s creation and plan for humankind. It is satan’s fleeting kingdom, the type and shadow of the end time Beast empire. These movements attempt to replace God with an earthly vision of a utopian society, where government is god. They seek to establish their own brand of morality rather than embrace God’s moral laws. It is the forerunner to the beast of the end times spoken of in Daniel 7:25, “He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand For a time and times and half a time.” This is what WEF will lead to and we should be aware of words like “moral imperative” coming from those who set their own morals apart from God.
Daily Devotion: The Crucified Life - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. —Luke 14:27
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It can sound quite daunting and very unappealing to say, “I’m taking up the cross.”
If we hear someone say they’re living the crucified life, we might think, “I don’t want to hang out with that person. They’re not going to be any fun. They’re never going to laugh or want to do anything enjoyable. I don’t want to live like that. The crucified life sounds restrictive and oppressive.”
But that isn’t the way it is. In fact, it’s the very opposite of the truth.
Jesus said, “And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple” (Luke 14:27 NKJV). A disciple must take up the cross and follow Jesus.
There are people today who say they are trying to find themselves. Some will abandon their spouses and children because they want to go find themselves.
Jesus also said, “He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matthew 10:39 NKJV). Jesus was saying that if you want to find yourself, then lose yourself. If you want to find the purpose of life, meaning, and even personal happiness, then lose yourself.
You come to God and say, “Father, here is my life. Here are my plans, aspirations, and dreams, along with my weaknesses, shortcomings, and sins. I offer it all to You. I believe that Your plans are better than mine.”
Speaking through the prophet Jeremiah, God said, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV).
God’s plans for us are good, so we can dedicate our lives to Him. If we will live the crucified life, if we will take up the cross, then we will find life.
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