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Ultimate Mandate: The Mark of the Beast - By Charles Gray Adams Jr - https://www.raptureready.com/2022/03/20/ultimate-mandate-the-mark-of-the-beast-by-charles-gray-adams-jr/
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”
When the pandemic caused by COVID-19 began, a mandate was unthinkable. At that time, freedom of choice was paramount, as seen by the battles over: the right to determine the fate of the unborn; the right to marry members of the same sex; freedom of speech, the press, and religion; and the equality of each race and sex. However, in just two short years, the idea of a universal mandate is creeping into society, as demonstrated by the actions of leaders throughout the world.
Ironically, many of the proponents of the aforementioned causes of freedom are now the opponents of medical freedom, perhaps better said, individual autonomy. This shift in society has afforded the powers that be control of the narrative to such a degree that many have been duped into accepting unwanted medical procedures, which have proven to be detrimental.
Quite possibly, the best news to come from what humanity has experienced over the last two years is more and more people are beginning to realize the ever-expanding mandates related to COVID-19 are the baby steps necessary for a beguiled world to accept “The ultimate mandate: The Mark of the Beast.”
The pandemic has afforded the global elites the opportunity to test the technologies and mechanisms required for the mark of the beast on a worldwide scale. China began testing the security and surveillance piece of the puzzle some time ago, which operates through its social credit score system; imagine having every move you make be subject to overlords who, unlike our benevolent God, do not have your best intentions involved.
India is seemingly testing the financial puzzle piece as they are moving toward a cashless society. The pandemic has shown Australia to be a test nation for physical control by implementing the harshest of isolation measures, which have seen many relocated to camps similar to those used by Nazi Germany in World War Two. Even Canada has recently demonstrated its bent toward totalitarianism through its mandates and reaction to those who oppose them.
Opposition to mandates is growing at the moment. However, a time will soon arrive when such resistance will bring harsher penalties. After all, the ultimate goal of those who are steering society is to bring the world into the trifecta of a one-world government, religion, and economy (Rev 13). Currently, many are involved in the shaping process, too many to be numbered. However, in the near future, ten kings will arise who will ultimately relinquish their power to one ruler, the antichrist.
Once the chief minion of Satan ascends to the throne, all will be forced to worship him and receive his mark. By this point, refusal will elicit death. Incredibly, Scripture also indicates that, aside from those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life, the entire population will willingly worship the antichrist for the latter half of the Tribulation (Rev 13:4-8).
One may ask, how is it possible for this world-rule to come into existence? The short answer is through “The Ultimate Mandate: The Mark of the Beast.”
The current mandates provide clues as to how the ultimate mandate will achieve such success. In the beginning, fear was rolled out and stressed daily on every news network. Most had running statistics displayed on each broadcast, which provided the necessary information to drive the populace, through panic, toward a foreordained destination. The example of driving cattle, though crude, provides a mental picture of what has been happening over the last two years. The world populace has been steered into believing their only hope is intervention by someone greater than them. Just like the virus, this mindset is becoming endemic, meaning it will remain in the population, henceforth.
Another sad reason for the success of the current mandates is the fact that those who have succumbed to the narrative are more than determined to cause all others to follow them on their path to destruction. This is a true case of the blind leading the blind.
It is important to clarify that the measures involved in the mandates, such as masks, social distancing, and injections, are not the primary focus of the mandate. Instead, the mandate is designed to cause people to become used to mandates, which will lead to the eventual acceptance of the ultimate mandate. The fable of the frog and the boiling water is a good example of what is happening. The powers that be hope the people of the world are like the frog who supposedly sits in the water as the temperature is gradually raised until the frog boils to death. The good news is, this is, in fact, a fable, and the frog will jump out of the water when it gets too hot.
Hopefully, those subjected to ever-increasing encroachment through mandates will recognize what is taking place and reject the mandate that brings eternal fire, the mark of the beast.
Hypothetical journey to the future…
Imagine, for a moment, you have been transported into the future to the mid-point of the Tribulation. Quickly, you realize something has changed for the worse, and you begin to research what happened during your absence to bring the world to such a place of absolute control. The first thing you see are reports of those who were considered Christians disappearing. Next, you see the dismemberment of the ‘old guard’ and the subsequent formation of ‘a new world order’ focused on equality. Turbulence in the populace seems to have increased to the point that neighbor began to kill neighbor. As a result of the chaos involved in these changes, famine hit hard. Then pestilence struck amidst warfare, and many died.
You also take note that the western hemisphere, which had previously been magnificent, was the hardest hit by the preceding calamities, resulting in a focal point shift to the Middle East. In fact, most are focused on the tiny country of Israel and its capital Jerusalem. In your effort to understand why, you discover that two witnesses had preached there for the last three and a half years until they were finally killed. Incredibly, the reports say the dead bodies of these men lay in the street for three and half days until they stood up and ascended into heaven. Everyone is still talking about them. Most are glad they are gone because they had defended themselves with fire from their mouths while calling forth plagues and calling for repentance.
You also cannot help but notice that evil is all-encompassing. The one-world government has developed, and a leader has just risen to preeminence. This leader’s position is being touted by a religious overseer who is calling for the worship of the leader while causing all to receive a mark comprised of either the number or name of the leader.
Incredibly, you are beginning to realize that you will not be able to buy, sell, or trade without this mark (Rev 13). In fact, this new form of verification is required for almost everything; it seems to have even supplanted the need for any other type of identification. In the midst of attempting to adjust your thinking to the ‘new normal,’ you are informed that failure to worship the antichrist, which includes taking his mark, means the death penalty. Suddenly, the true gravity of the mandated mark of the beast hits you; without it, you will suffer and die.
Return to the present…
The journey just taken is indicative of what will happen in the near future. The rapture of the church is truly imminent, and society is being prepared for the Tribulation period, which will be a time of trouble like none before it (Jer 30:7). Great chaos will allow the rise of evil on earth, and a battle in heaven will see the dragon of old, Satan, cast to earth along with his angels (Rev 12:7-12). By the mid-point of the Tribulation, only a remnant of the godly will remain on earth. These will be desperately attempting to avoid the minions of the dragon and the mark of the beast.
Living through this awful time will be extremely difficult, nearly impossible. But God will sequester and protect a remnant of the children of Israel (Rev 12:13:16). Others, perhaps saved Gentiles, will somehow survive as indicated by the gathering of the sheep and goats at the Second Coming of Christ at the end of the Tribulation (Matt 25:31-46).
Throughout this period of great adversity, the devil will do everything he can to cause men to choose his side against God by receiving the mark of the beast. Meanwhile, God will provide a way to escape this final trial. In fact, he will even send angels to fly over and preach the everlasting gospel and to warn not to take the mark (Rev 14:6-12). Ultimately, both Satan and the tribulation saints may ‘overcome’ in the same instance. Satan’s chief puppet, the antichrist, is granted permission to make war with the saints and ‘overcome’ them (Rev 13:7). Simultaneously, the believer will ‘overcome’ by the blood of the Lamb, the word of their testimony, and loving not their lives unto the death (Rev 12:11). This indicates that both the antichrist and the saint ultimately ‘overcome’ at the death of the saint.
Death at the hands of the antichrist will most likely come as a result of refusal to comply with the ultimate mandate to receive the mark of the beast. Therefore, those who are martyred for their faith in Christ, which empowered them to resist the wiles of the devil, will be resurrected at the second coming and rule and reign with Christ during the millennium:
“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years” (Rev 20:4, emphasis mine).
This passage depicts the paramount importance of refusing the ultimate mandate, known as the mark of the beast. Taking his mark means refusal of God. While acceptance of the mark may save someone’s physical life for a time, it also means one forfeits the resurrection unto life at the Second Coming, which in turn results in loss of eternal life. Worse yet, since the worm of a man, meaning the conscience, never dies (Mark 9:48), each person will spend eternity somewhere. The wicked will spend forever in the lake of fire (Rev 20:15). The overcomer, on the other hand, will spend eternity with God (Rev 21).
For the first time in history, man is being subjected to mandates on a global scale. The observant realize the mandate is about the mandate, meaning the mandate is designed to prepare the masses for the future mark of the beast, which will, in fact, be the ultimate mandate. The fact that these mandates have started before the rapture is a wonderful thing since the church is still here to warn the populace of their impending doom. The warnings are going out from every possible source; this article is but one example.
Avoiding the mark is crucial, and, at this point, there is still one way to ensure you will never take it; Turn to Christ. Belief in Jesus is the only way to ensure eternal life. Scripture indicates that all who call on the name of the Lord shall be saved (Rom 10:13). Once the rapture happens, it will be very difficult to navigate the entirety of the Tribulation. Therefore, lay down your life now – and live for Christ for the remainder of your time on earth, come grave or rapture.
Website: In His Commission
 “Unless otherwise noted, all biblical passages referenced are in the King James Version.”
 For greater understanding, see the article, “The five W’s of the Rapture.”
 For greater understanding, see the article, “First Horseman of the Apocalypse.”
 For greater understanding, see the article, “Second Horseman of the Apocalypse.”
 For greater understanding, see the article “Back to Babylon.”
 For greater understanding, see the article, “Open Letter to Those Who Miss the Rapture.”
Biden: “Now Is a Time When Things Are Shifting. There’s Going to Be A New World Order Out There, And We’ve Got To Lead It.” - Michael Snyder - http://endoftheamericandream.com/biden-now-is-a-time-when-things-are-shifting-theres-going-to-be-a-new-world-order-out-there-and-weve-got-to-lead-it/
Joe Biden just told the entire world that “a New World Order” is coming, and he insists that the U.S. needs to lead it. I know how wild that sounds, but Biden really did just say this. In fact, I am about to share video footage of him saying this with you. Needless to say, Joe Biden fully understands that “a New World Order” is a loaded term. For decades, prominent voices have been warning that the globalists intend to create “a New World Order” which will dominate the entire planet. And for decades, the corporate media and other apologists for the globalists have insisted that it is just a “conspiracy theory”.
But now Joe Biden is openly telling us that “a New World Order” is on the way, and he is also admitting that he wants the United States to lead it…
“Now is a time when things are shifting. There’s going to be a New World Order out there, and we’ve got to lead it.”
Now that World War III has begun, I suppose that there is no point in hiding their intentions any longer.
But this is still pretty shocking.
Other members of the Biden administration have been letting the cat out of the bag as well.
Just last month, State Department spokesman Ned Price openly warned that Russia and China “also want a world order”…
China has given “tacit approval” for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s latest invasion of Ukraine, in the judgment of U.S. officials, as part of a joint effort to undermine the institutions that American and allied leaders established to minimize conflict in the decades following World War II.
“Russia and the PRC also want a world order,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said Wednesday. “But this is an order that is and would be profoundly illiberal. … It is an order that is, in many ways, destructive rather than additive.”
Isn’t that interesting?
The State Department is openly framing this conflict as Russia and China vs. the western nations, and that is the exact alignment of powers that I have been warning about for years.
The war in Ukraine has brought this great struggle for control of the world to the forefront. You see, the truth is that Ukraine has been one of the New World Order’s pet projects. In 2014, they were able to successfully overthrow the democratically-elected government of Ukraine and install a completely fresh pro-globalist government. And since that time, the globalists have sunk their teeth deep into that deeply suffering nation of 44 million precious people and have been using it as a testing ground.
If you would like to know what life would be like under “a New World Order”, just consider what is going on in Ukraine right now.
Just this week, the main opposition political party and 10 others were completely banned…
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday that 11 political parties in his nation that are linked to Russia will be banned, The Washington Post reported.
In a speech posted online, Zelensky said that Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council agreed to suspend the activities of the parties.
“Given the full-scale war waged by the Russian Federation and the ties of some political structures with this state, any activity of a number of political parties during the martial law is suspended,” Zelensky said during his address.
This would essentially be the equivalent of the Democrats banning the Republicans and kicking all of their members out of Congress.
All in the name of “fighting for democracy”, eh?
The Ukrainian government has also taken control of all television news outlets in order to fight against “misinformation”…
In an address to his nation delivered Sunday, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky announced an order “combining all national TV channels, the program content of which consists mainly of information and/or information-analytical programs, [into] a single information platform of strategic communication” to be called “United News.”
The move means the end, at least temporarily, of privately owned Ukrainian media outlets in that country. Zelensky claimed the measure is needed to combat alleged Russian misinformation and “tell the truth about the war.”
We love to criticize Russia for repressing dissenting views, but is it suddenly okay when we do it?
There is no way in the world that Zelensky would have made such moves without the full approval of Joe Biden and other western leaders.
And the corporate media in the western world is totally letting them get away with it.
Without a doubt, I do not want “a New World Order” that is led by Russia and China.
But I do not want “a New World Order” that is led by western globalists either.
Like most people, I just want to be left alone, and I believe that the government should exist to guarantee our basic freedoms.
Why can’t we have that?
Instead, all of this jockeying for global domination has brought us to the brink of nuclear war.
As I have said many times, if the American people truly understood what was at stake, there would be endless protests in all of our major cities.
A nuclear war with Russia would mean the end of our civilization as we know it today.
Unfortunately, politicians on both sides don’t really care what ordinary people think.
They are just going to keep doing what they are doing, and everyone will suffer as a result.
Now that Biden has made this public statement about “a New World Order”, fact checkers for the corporate media will once again rush to put out pieces insisting that “a New World Order” doesn’t exist, or that if it does it is there for our own good.
And most Americans will soon forget that Biden said anything about it.
But the truth is that Biden knew exactly what he was saying, and this great struggle for global domination that he was referring to could easily lead to unprecedented global destruction.
Summoning Gog? – Terry James - https://terryjamesprophecyline.com/2022/03/21/summoning-gog-2/
Many have speculated over the years about who will be Antichrist. We’ve heard names going back to Hitler, Mussolini, JFK, King Juan Carlos, Prince Charles, Kissinger, Reagan, Trump, Obama, Macron, and now Ukraine’s Volodymyr Oleksandrovych, with a few other names sprinkled in between. None have, so far, fit the bill as that wicked man of sin.
But with regard to the one who will be Gog of Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39, the naming of that leader who is prophetically scheduled to lead the assault against Israel seems almost a certainty.
I must include myself in looking rather intensely at one Vladimir Putin as a quite likely candidate for the one into whose jaws God will put the hooks to draw him and his forces down over the mountains of Israel. That is, the Russian Federation president—at the moment, at least—appears to be a prime candidate for being that chief prince of Meshack and Tubal.
Yet, if I were a betting man, as they say, I wouldn’t lay too much down on him in making that wager. Unfolding history has a way of making look foolish those who place too much faith in their own ability to predict prophetic events. Such will likely be the fate of those who invest all in predicting that Vlad is the man possessed of the Gog spirit.
Nonetheless, it is said by some that Mr. Putin has already been indwelt by the Gog demon, recently up from the abyss. And he certainly does act as if he is possessed, his sudden, explosive aggression—without anyone or anything apparently poking the Russian bear—inflicting death and destruction on the people of Ukraine.
Oh, he is said to have unleashed his forces because of Ukraine being courted by NATO as a prospective future member of the organization. But that is an unlikely thing to develop. More likely it involves Putin, a former KGB colonel who has expressed several times that the fall of the Soviet Union was the worst thing to have happened in history. He wants to be seen as a re-emerged, Soviet-style hero in beginning to regather the USSR as formerly constituted.
The prospects for his being that leader of the forces destined for destruction on the mountains of Israel were enhanced considerably when one of Putin’s diplomats made it known that Russia no longer considers the Golan and other areas sovereign territory belonging to Israel. We can extrapolate from that diplomatic note that Russia considers that area—an area recently found to be rich in gas and oil deposits—a legitimate target in the future. Wow! It sure looks like it’s all coming together.
My friend Mark sent an article the other day that goes even further in congealing the likelihood of Mr. Putin being that Russian leader who is either now or who will in the future be possessed by that evil spirit from the abyss—the demon that will make the chief prince of Meshach and Tubal have that “evil thought” to attack God’s chosen nation, as foretold by the prophet Ezekiel.
Mr. Putin seems to have a cheerleading group of the dark-dimension sort rooting for him. The following excerpt of that fascinating article Mark sent explains.
On March 12, about 100 self-described witches gathered at an indoor facility to call upon supernatural entities, and presumably the forces of darkness, to strengthen Russian President Vladimir Putin and help him in his invasion of Ukraine, reported Asia News.
The witches wore dark capes and hoods, and recited incantations.
Aljona Polin, Russia’s leading witch and founder of the Great Witches of Russia association, according to Asia News, said, “Those who hear, but do not hear, those who see, but do not see, those who are there, were there and will be there, will not forget my word: raise the strength of Russia, direct our President Vladimir Putin on the path of justice.”
“Let the great strength of Russia manifest itself,” Aljona intoned. The other witches responded, “Indeed.”
In the middle of the room where the witches gathered there was a shawl with a picture of Putin on it, next to a candle…
“The ritual lasted about 20 minutes in all, with a final physical connection of all the witches joining hands and energies, entering into a spiritual connection with Putin himself,” reported Asia News. (“Witches Gather in Moscow to Support Putin, Curse His Enemies,” by Michael W. Chapman, CNS NEWS March 15, 2022)
Whether or not the evil Gog spirit has been summoned by this coven, the short-of-stature but enormous-of-ego Putin, in considering the one who will be that leader of Rosh, sure looks interesting, doesn’t he?
Even so, don’t bet the farm on it is good advice. Let’s just watch, as commanded (Mark 13: 37) and look for the blessed hope (Titus 2: 13).
We who are in Christ don’t have to be concerned with knowing who will be the chief prince of Meshach and Tubal any more than we have to be concerned with knowing who will be the son of perdition when he steps onto the stage of history. We will be triumphantly within the ark of safety provided by our Lord and Savior.
For when you see all these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your head, for your redemption draws near. (Luke 21:28)
The elites' Great Reset plan is right on schedule - By Brent Smith - https://www.wnd.com/2022/03/elites-great-reset-plan-right-schedule/
Is what we're seeing in the economy "demand destruction" or something more? The short answer is that it's something more and quite unique as far as I can see. What we're beginning to live is "demand/supply destruction."
We've seen demand destruction in the United States before and relatively recently, assuming you consider the 1970s recent.
As Glenn Beck reminded us recently, we saw demand destruction during the oil embargo of the early '70s. He spoke of the huge cars produced by the big three American companies – Lincolns, Cadillacs, Buicks, etc. Then the oil embargo hit, driving gas prices out of sight, forcing Americans to find smaller vehicles that got more that 5 to 8 miles per gallon. The demand for big American cruisers was all but destroyed.
But today it's different. Not only is the price of fuel skyrocketing, causing demand destruction like the '70s, but simultaneously, the Biden administration is also busy destroying the supply of oil and gas.
Inflation is ballooning monthly, hitting 7.9% thus far. But even that is a deception. According to Beck, if it were calculated as it was back during the 1970s, it would be about 16%.
So, energy demand and supply is being destroyed domestically. What about real estate?
Well, in February, to help curb inflation, Goldman Sachs called for seven interest rate hikes in 2022 alone and up to 12 successive hikes total. This will crush the real state market, both residential and commercial, with some predicting retail rates to at least double or more.
It will make it much more difficult for the average Joe and Jolene to purchase a home or business property. Then what?
Well, there's a plan for that, and it's already been in the works for a while.
Recall the mantra of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and their Great Reset plan – "you'll own nothing and you'll be happy."
But if Joe and Jolene can't afford it, who can? Enter BlackRock and Vanguard, who have been and will continue to buy up real estate like there's no tomorrow. They'll end up owning it, and Joe and Jolene can rent from them. What a deal!
But there's a caveat. If Joe and Jolene's personal ESG score isn't acceptable, they'll not only own nothing, but the powers that be won't let them rent either.
However, many of us aren't aware of this threat. And most never will be. The reason? Well, they've got that covered too. Real estate isn't the only thing these companies own.
Between BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street investments, they are the top investors in four of the six mainstream media corporations, Time Warner, Comcast, Disney and News Corp – and thus they're able to effectively control what is seen and heard.
So inflation will soon be out of control – food, fuel, housing, etc. Your dollars with be worth less and less. What then?
The Federal Reserve to the rescue! This "crisis" creates the perfect opportunity to introduce digital currency, the fedcoin.
But what about crypto currencies that already exist? They've got a plan for that also.
As I've said in previous articles, privately held crypto currency will have to be regulated out of existence. The real reason for regulation is that the Fed can't condone any competition. But the reason they'll likely give is that these cryptos are "just too decentralized."
You see, what we need is a centralized system to be able to "keep track" of digital currency, not to mention having one "common currency." Oh and let's not forget the (faux) fact that crypto hurts the environment, don't ya know, with all that energy consumption involved in mining it.
So naturally, the solution to the "crisis" that was transitory inflation and now ongoing inflation is a single digital currency and the use of one bank – the Fed. And this will then lead back to the leftist dream of a "Mincome," the minimum income. The Fed can turn off the money-printing presses and simply deposit virtual money in your account as needed.
But there may be just a small catch involved. Your personal ESG score will likely determine how much you'll receive. And how will they be able to determine your score? That's easy, silly.
They'll be able to track every digital cent you spend.
But this may end up being a terrific money saver for you and me, for many restaurants, stores, airlines, rental car places, you name it, will refuse us. Why? Because our ESG score doesn't meet their minimum threshold.
The future sure does look bright!
Daily Jot: Which New World Order? - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
A shameful truth is slithering its way into Christianity justifying Vladimir Putin’s ruthless and unprovoked attack on Ukraine because, they say, Putin is against the New World Order. Putin further fueled this delusion by trying to quote Christ at a Moscow unity rally March 18 to justify his invasion project. Putin twisted John 15:13 saying, “There is no other love rather than if someone gives soul for their friends,” in an effort to portray the unity of Russian armed forces fighting “shoulder to shoulder.” Quoting scripture—remember satan did it, too—doesn’t make one a Christian and fighting the New World Order because you want to be the one in charge of your own world order doesn’t make you a good guy in a white hat.
Likewise, Joe Biden invoked religion in his remarks to America’s top CEO’s at the Business Roundtable’s quarterly meeting in saying that Putin was considering using biological and chemical weapons in Ukraine, as well as cyberattacks. Biden said, “One of the tools he’s most likely to use, in my view, in our view, is cyberattacks. They have a very sophisticated cyber capability. I’ve had, as they say in southern Delaware, where they are very religious: We’ve had an “altar call,” he and I, on this issue. We’ve had a long conversation about, if he uses it, what would be the consequence.” In closing, Biden dropped a very disturbing bombshell about the New World Order. He began by saying, “You know, my mother had an expression: “Out of everything terrible, something good will come if you look hard enough for it.” Another Biblical theme.
Referring to the current world chaos, he said, “I think this presents us with some significant opportunities to make some real changes. You know, we are at an inflection point, I believe, in the world economy–not just the world economy, in the world. It occurs every three or four generations. As one of the top military people said to me in a secure meeting the other day, 60 million people died between 1900 and 1946. And since then, we’ve established a liberal world order, and that hadn’t happened in a long while. A lot of people dying, but nowhere near the chaos. [me: what?] And now is a time when things are shifting. There’s going to be a new world order out there, and we’ve got to lead it. And we’ve got to unite the rest of the free world in doing it.” In a span of a few days, two world leaders invoked Christianity to justify their global actions.
These types of remarks are planned and designed to render an effect on the Christian community. They stir emotions, and sadly, invoke and justify conspiracy thoughts. Which world order—Biden’s or Putin’s? In the end, it will be neither. It will be a one world order controlled by a satanic figure known as the antichrist. Let there be no doubt, Christians do not want to support any of it. Putin’s world order results in, as we see in Ukraine, unprovoked death and destruction. Biden’s world order results in economic and social slavery. The antichrist world order embraces both. Remember, just because someone invokes Christ, it doesn’t make them Christian. Don’t be deceived. Christ said in Matthew 7:16, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits.”
Daily Devotion: When Fear Overwhelms - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
Do not rebel against the LORD, and don’t be afraid of the people of the land. They are only helpless prey to us! They have no protection, but the LORD is with us! Don’t be afraid of them! —Numbers 14:9
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/when-fear-overwhelms/ - Listen
Have you ever been so discouraged that you wanted to die? That’s how the Israelites felt. They had come to the very brink of entering the Promised Land, but they were allowing their fear to overwhelm them.
Faith and worry can’t coexist. When faith walks in, worry walks out. And when worry steps in, faith walks out. They don’t get along.
Have you ever planned to have people over for dinner, but you knew that some of them wouldn’t get along? You couldn’t invite this person or that person because they’re always getting into an argument.
That’s how faith and worry are. They cancel each other out.
The children of Israel had lost perspective. But Caleb and Joshua, who brought an encouraging report about the Promised Land, urged them, “Do not rebel against the Lord, and don’t be afraid of the people of the land. They are only helpless prey to us! They have no protection, but the Lord is with us! Don’t be afraid of them!” (Numbers 14:9 NLT).
These people were facing difficulty, just as every Christian will. The Christian life is not a cakewalk; it’s a conflict. The Christian life is not a playground; it’s a battleground.
God doesn’t want us to run from the giants in our lives. He wants us to attack them. For example, let’s say that you’re facing the giant of addiction. Bring your giant out in the open into the light of day. Make yourself accountable to someone. Realize that you can’t defeat this giant in your own strength. Call on God and pray for His power.
Deal with your giants. Don’t let them conquer you.
We want faith in our lives, not worry. Someone has wisely said that when you trust, you do not worry, and when you worry, you do not trust. Let’s face the obstacles before us with great faith.
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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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