Unprecedented - By Daymond Duck - https://www.raptureready.com/2023/01/07/unprecedented-by-daymond-duck-2/
On Jan. 2, 2023, 24-year-old Buffalo Bills Safety, Damar Hamlin, routinely tackled an opposing player for the Cincinnati Bengals. Hamlin stood up and then fell backward on the turf.
Hamlin’s heart had stopped. CPR was administered for 9 minutes; his heartbeat resumed, and he was put in an ambulance and taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical center for evaluation and treatment.
Fans and players were shocked and praying, and in an unprecedented move, the NFL Monday night football game was indefinitely suspended and ultimately postponed.
The next day, it was reported that highly acclaimed internist, cardiologist, and epidemiologist Dr. Peter McCullough, who agreed that Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest, said, “If Hamlin indeed took one of the COVID-19 vaccines, then subclinical vaccine-induced myocarditis must be considered in the differential diagnosis.”
The fact that all the Buffalo Bills players had been vaccinated for Covid was admitted by someone who said he knows it for a fact but asked that his identity not be disclosed.
McCullough has often warned that Covid-19 gene therapy vaccinations are causing a dramatic increase in heart damage and the death of young people.
It is now an established fact that hundreds, perhaps 1-2 thousand, athletes have collapsed and died from heart problems, blood clots, etc. in the last 2-3 years.
Insurance companies are reporting an increase in death rates, and morticians are reporting massive blood clots in the deceased.
Some authorities even believe mRNA gene therapy vaccinations are part of a plan to reduce the population of the earth, and the situation is much worse than reported.
Many Bible prophecy teachers know that the end of the age will be characterized by an unprecedented convergence of the signs, unprecedented increase in knowledge and travel, unprecedented increase in deceit and pestilence, an unprecedented call for a global government, etc.
In her Winter 2023 Newsletter, Jan Markell (Olive Tree Ministries) said, “Pew Research just released a report that found among all U.S. adults, 39% say the ‘end times’ are now. That includes 47% of all Christians, which, in turn, included 55% of Protestants, 63% of evangelicals, 31% of mainline church members and 76% of historically black church memberships.”
Markell made it clear that the poll was about the Second Coming not the Rapture (which will take place a minimum of 7 years before the Second Coming).
If the poll is right (and I do not doubt it), the number of Christians that believe the end of the age is here is growing and unprecedented.
Everyone needs to be Rapture Ready (see how at the end of this article).
Here are more events that confirm it.
One, concerning depopulation and the decline of America: Catherine Austin Fitts, Publisher of the Solari Report and former Assistant U.S. Sec of Housing under Bush 41, made some interesting statements in an interview posted by Greg Hunter on Dec. 20, 2022.
Hunter reported that Fitts said (in my words for the sake of brevity and to get what I think are the most important points):
Here is a link to Greg Hunter’s post:
Two, on Dec. 31, 2022, New York became the sixth state (behind Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Vermont, and California) to legalize composting of deceased human bodies.
The environmentally conscious in those states can now treat the body of a loved one as a disposable commodity, have it composted, and used in a conservation project (spread in their garden, yard, under their trees, etc.).
Three, when asked about His Second Coming, Jesus said when the abomination of desolation (the Antichrist or a statue of the Antichrist), spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stands in Holy Place (in the rebuilt Temple at the middle of the Tribulation Period), the Jews in Judaea should flee into the mountains (a place prepared by God where they will be supernaturally protected, fed and watered for 3 ½ years; Matt. 24:15-16; Rev. 12:6).
Jesus did not name the mountains, but many prophecy teachers think He was talking about the ancient city of Petra in the mountains of Jordan.
On Dec. 28, 2022, it was reported that Petra was flooded by 3.1 inches of rain the day after Christmas; 1,700 tourists were evacuated, and it was closed for one day.
Video posted by Watchersnews.com shows flood water, a road, a vehicle, and people at Petra.
I seem to remember that there is now a road to Petra and utilities to accommodate the many visitors.
Put another way, if that is the place preparations have been made for lots of people, the Jews can get there, and if they need food and water, God can send it.
It will be neat if the food is manna from heaven.
Here is a link to the article and videos.
Four, concerning the Battle of Gog and Magog: an Israeli attack on Iran is not the Battle of Gog and Magog, but Iran said she will counterattack if Israel attacks her.
Moreover, Russia and Turkey have warned Israel not to attack Iran.
If Russia, Turkey, and others joined Iran in a counterattack, that would be the Battle of Gog and Magog and an undeniable sign that the world is in the latter years and latter days (Ezek. 38:8, 16).
On Dec. 28, 2022, it was reported that Israel has improved its preparations and readiness for an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
On Dec. 29, 2022, Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn in as the new Prime Min. of Israel.
Netanyahu has appointed a man to lead Israel’s National Security Council that has repeatedly threatened to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities if the U.S. does not secure a deal to stop Iran’s development of nuclear weapons.
As of Sept. 2022, U.S. Pres. Biden has given up on getting Iran to stop.
(Note: The UN, the U.S., the EU, the WEF, the PA, and others are already expressing their disapproval of Netanyahu’s new government and trying to move it to the left. The Bible tells us Israel will be hated at the end of the age, and, at some point, Bible prophecy says war will break out, God will use it to fulfill His Word, and Israel cannot be defeated.)
Five, concerning the days of Lot and immorality: the Knesset in Netanyahu’s government elected an openly gay man to be the Speaker of the Knesset (the first openly gay person to hold that position in Israel).
Six, concerning the days of Lot and immorality: on Dec. 31, 2022, Elon Musk’s Twitter reinstated The Christian Post after 9 months of censorship for telling the truth (calling Pres. Biden’s Sec. of Health, Rachel Levine, a man).
Levine is the father of two boys, a biological male who divorced his wife, let his hair grow long, started wearing a bra and identifying as a woman, but the former Twitter owners said the Post committed “hateful conduct” by calling him a man.
After Musk reinstated The Christian Post, its editors said they are a Christian publication, their primary responsibility is to God, and they will continue to report biblical truth to the best of their abilities.
Seven, concerning global warming and electric vehicles: on Dec. 28, 2022, it was reported that New York City has 2,100 trucks that run on diesel fuel and can be fitted with plows in the winter and used to clear snow.
The city also has 6,000 garbage trucks that run on gas that they would like to convert to electric vehicles, equip them with plows, and use for clearing snow.
They recently learned that trucks that are converted to electricity are not powerful enough, they do not do an acceptable job, they only run about 4 hours, and the equipment and space to charge thousands of vehicles every 4 hours would be extremely expensive.
Some of their officials have concluded that it may be feasible to convert the trucks in the future, but it is not feasible now.
Eight, concerning the days of Noah and wickedness: on Dec. 29, 2022, it was reported that looting and stealing from stores in San Francisco, Cal. is costing businesses almost $100 billion per year, and government officials are doing nothing to stop it.
Nine, concerning Netanyahu’s new government and the Temple Mount: on Jan. 3, 2023, with the approval of Prime Min. Netanyahu, his new National Security Minister became the first sitting minister to ascend the Temple Mount in 5 years.
During his visit, he said, “The Temple Mount is open for everyone, also Jews.”
The Palestinian Authority (PA) condemned the visit, but many Jews praised it.
(More: condemnation by world leaders of the visit and Netanyahu’s government was fast and furious, but as of this writing, there has been no violence.)
Ten, concerning world government: the World Economic Forum (WEF) will begin a series of meetings on Jan. 18, 2023, to focus on countering misinformation (an undefined topic that means silencing anyone that disagrees with their agenda, criticizing Covid-19 vaccinations, criticizing their antichrist globalist government and religion, etc.).
(Note: It is time to face the fact that world leaders are deliberately transitioning (taking incremental steps) the nations toward a world government (New World Order; The Great Reset) by 2030 or sooner, and pre-Trib Rapture teachers believe the Rapture is before the Tribulation Period. Those that are left behind will regret it.)
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.
The European Union's War on Israel - by Bassam Tawil - https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/19293/european-union-war-israel
The European Union (EU) argues that it respects democracy and shares with Israel the values of an open and democratic rule-of-law-based society. If that is true, then why does the EU not respect the decision by the Arabs and the Israelis to mutually come to the table to negotiate their own borders? Why is the EU secretly helping the Palestinians take over Area C of the West Bank through illegal construction?
A confidential leaked document , composed by the EU mission in east Jerusalem, shows that the Europeans are actively working with, and on behalf of, the Palestinian Authority to take over Area C of the West Bank -- although the area was clearly agreed on, by both Israel and the Palestinians, until further negotiations, to be under Israeli control.
The Oslo Accords, signed between Israel and the Palestinians, established the administrative division of the West Bank into three areas: A, B, and C.
Area A is under the exclusive control of the Palestinian Authority; in Area B, the Palestinian Authority exercises administrative control but shares security control with Israel. The majority of the Palestinians live in these two areas.
Area C is exclusively controlled by Israel.
The Oslo Accords are called an interim agreement because they were supposed to be the basis for subsequent negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis and the preliminary to an eventual comprehensive peace agreement. The preamble of the agreement speaks of "peaceful coexistence, mutual dignity and security, while recognizing... mutual legitimate and political rights" of the parties. The aim of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations is, among other things, to establish a Palestinian Interim Self-government Authority for the Palestinian people. By 1996, as stated in the Oslo Accords, negotiations on the permanent status issues, including borders, would be started.
The EU, however, has chosen to ignore the decision made by the Israelis and Palestinians to reach a permanent and comprehensive peace agreement through negotiations. It has also chosen to encourage the Palestinians to break the law through illegal construction and land grabs.
Instead of pressuring the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table with Israel, the EU is helping the Palestinians illegally seize control of large parts of Area C -- in direct violation of the Oslo Accord.
The EU, in short, is encouraging the Palestinians not to return to the negotiating table with Israel. Instead, the EU is telling the Palestinians that the EU will help them steal land as an alternative to reaching a peaceful settlement with Israel through negotiations.
"The European Union is committed to contribute to building a Palestinian State within 1967 borders and mobilize to this purpose its political and financial tools," the document states.
"The viability of the two-state solution is being steadily eroded by the progressive fragmentation and 'creeping annexation' (by Israel) of Area C. This calls for an enhanced, articulated and robust nexus approach mobilizing European political and financial means."
According to the document:
"The EU's Area C program aims to foster the resilience of people, services and institutions, to reinforce Palestinian presence in Area C and to protect the rights of Palestinians living in Area C. The program contributes to serving Area C communities and Palestinian presence therein, so as to preserve Area C as part of a future Palestinian state."
Dr. Gerald Steinberg, president of NGO Monitor, told the Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) that "since 1980, EU policymakers have sought to create a Palestinian state, and for the past two decades, they have used a network of NGO subcontractors to promote this objective.
"As this document confirms, Europe's use of labels like support for 'civil society' and 'human rights' were designed to hide the millions of euros given every year to selected allied NGOs, particularly in Area C, to create facts on the ground. Now that the pretense is out in the open, the potential for a major confrontation between Israel and Europe, including over support for NGOs, is very high."
Prof. Eugene Kontorovich, director of international law at the Kohelet Policy Forum in Jerusalem, told JNS the leaked EU document shows that Brussels is taking steps in anticipation of policies by Israel's incoming government to "preserve" lands in Area C.
"There is a rapid annexation of areas surrounding Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria by the P.A. and E.U. This is 'land for peace' without the fake promise of peace... These revelations show that no one should be surprised when the E.U. condemns the new government for trying to save land in Yehuda and Shomron [the West Bank] — they [the EU and Palestinians] are the ones responsible for stealing it."
Jenny Aharon, director of Golden Gate Public Affairs, who advises on EU-Israel affairs and works with EU institutions in Brussels, pointed out that the EU was acting in defiance of its own declared goal.
"In order to comprehend what has transpired with the document and Israel's reaction, it's important to look into the context: the EU has strived to remain a neutral power as it states its opinion on Israel's policies in the West Bank," Aharon remarked.
"It insists that its positions are based on meticulous compliance with international law, EU law and charter, and also the Oslo Accord. This claim is surely defied by the leaked document in which we can see an activist EU striving to help the Palestinians take over Area C, the very area that is designated to Israel's control per the Oslo Accord which the EU claims to uphold."
Aharon noted that while the EU was insisting that Israel abide by the Oslo Accords and that a Palestinian state should be established within the framework of a comprehensive peace agreement, the EU, at the same time, is trying to strip Israel of its rights according to that same agreement, which gave Israel responsibility over security, public order and all issues related to territory, including planning and zoning, in Area C.
"Now that the EU's intentions are exposed, it should reconsider its positions, stop masking its political decisions with laws and put its cards on the table for an honest discussion... They should do that before EU-Israel relations deteriorate any further."
An Israeli organization consisting of more than 16,000 former military, security, and police officers called the revelation that the EU is working on a Palestinian takeover of Area C "an act of blatant hostility and aggression."
In an open letter, the Israel Defense and Security Forum (IDSF) slammed the EU for its confidential policy document:
"According to our professional understanding of national security, the dominant terrain of Judea and Samaria in Area C is key strategic terrain that controls or can threaten most of the modern State of Israel's infrastructure and strategic assets... The EU's reported clandestine activity to undermine Israeli control in Area C and to advance illegal Palestinian development in those areas constitutes a clear and present threat to the security of the State of Israel, and is an act of blatant hostility and aggression."
The founder and director of the IDSF, Brig. Gen. (Res.) Amir Avivi said the EU's activity undermines the Oslo Accords, which established Israel's control over Area C:
"These areas are crucial to Israel's existence in the long term. It's an existential issue. We are the only ones who can define what we need, talking about national security, talking about the Jewish national aspirations. No European country can decide for us what we need, and certainly not go against an accord that everybody should adhere to."
A group of 40 Israeli members of Knesset (parliament) also expressed concern over the policies and actions of the EU. They called on the EU immediately to halt "illegal construction activities in Israel's sovereign territory."
Addressing the EU leaders, the Knesset members wrote:
"Yesterday, we learned of an official policy document of the European Union, a document the gravity of which cannot be overstated, one that leaves no room for doubt as to the one-sidedness and animosity of the EU towards the State of Israel and the Jewish people. The [EU] document completely ignores our people's historical affinity to our homeland, completely ignores the political agreements and the status of the State of Israel in Area C and seeks to establish the 1949 borders as Israel's final-status permanent borders – in complete disregard of the Jewish communities in the area."
The EU policy of funding and encouraging the Palestinian land-grab is beginning to bear fruit.
A report released by the Israeli NGO Regavim, which acts to prevent the illegal seizure of Israeli state land, has revealed that in 2022, illegal Palestinian construction in Area C increased by 80%. The report documents 5,535 new illegal structures built in 2022, compared to 3,076 structures in the same period in 2021.
The EU's support for the Palestinian efforts to take over Area C is actually undermining the prospects of reaching a peaceful settlement between the Palestinians and Israel. The EU has not only damaged any chance for a negotiated settlement, but has duplicitously endorsed the Palestinians' ongoing attempt to impose a solution on Israel rather than -- as both parties involved agreed upon -- to reach one through negotiations.
It is time to tell the EU to mind its own business and stop its anti-democratic meddling in other countries' affairs.
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Only The Enemy Could Take The Beautiful Doctrine Of The Rapture And Turn It Into A Tool Of Fear – By Dean Dwyer - https://harbingersdaily.com/only-the-enemy-could-take-the-beautiful-doctrine-of-the-rapture-and-turn-it-into-a-tool-of-fear/
When I was young, I attended a church with my grandmother. I was generally happy to go, but to a young boy, the services were long and confusing. For me, the reward came at the end with the opportunity to receive a small card with a Bible verse and a picture of Jesus. To my recollection, never did the word ‘rapture’ appear during the sermon or on those small cards. Certainly, I had an awareness of God’s plans to perfect the earth once again, but I came to learn that there were churches in the world that were leaving out a lot of detail between now and then.
It seems that interest in the rapture not only rises and falls with age, but also often parallels how we are feeling at any given time. When life is good, we tend to push the rapture out of our mind. When things aren’t going so well, we often long for it. I’m sure God has heard it all: “I don’t want the rapture to happen until I meet my partner and we can marry; I don’t want the rapture to happen until I can see my children grow up; I don’t want the rapture to happen until I get that car I wanted; I don’t want the rapture to happen until I get that house I wanted; I don’t want the rapture to happen until…..” But when we age, it seems the opposite becomes true. “I don’t want to face the pain of death so I really want the rapture to happen”, we often say. Yes, it seems we either don’t want the rapture to occur because we will lose the cherished experiences of this life or we do want the rapture to happen so that we don’t experience suffering and death.
The mere mention of the word “rapture” elicits a strong response both inside and outside the church. Many pastors do not believe in the rapture of the church and therefore do not teach it. In fact, many go so far as to ridicule those who do. Outside the church, the main detractors often appear in the media. On 27 September 2022, CNN ran an article by AJ Willingham entitled “For some Christians, ‘rapture anxiety’ can take a lifetime to heal”. In the article, reference is made to a person named “Ajoy”. She was raised in an evangelical church in America but is now one of a growing network of “exvangelicals” who have removed themselves from what they now view as the damaging beliefs of some evangelical and Baptist Churches, the rapture being one of them.
Some have gone so far as to form a support group for people who have had traumatic religious experiences and one of the most recounted experiences is something the article refers to as “rapture anxiety”. According to Darren Slade, the president and CEO of the Global Centre for Religious Research, rapture anxiety “is a real thing” and “a chronic problem”. He continues, “This is a new area of study, but in general, our research has revealed that religious trauma leads to an increase of anxiety, depression, paranoia and even some OCD-like behaviours: ‘I need to say this prayer of salvation so many times,’ ‘I need to confess my sins so often.’”
“Now imagine,” he continues, “You are taught that at any minute, you could be left here on Earth. What does that do to the teenager who just had premarital sex, or even simply took the Lord’s name in vain.”
Might I say at this point that Mr Slade evidently misunderstands the theology of imputed righteousness and the forgiveness afforded through Christ for those who have accepted His free gift of salvation. Those who are “left behind” are unredeemed sinners, not those who have been redeemed through the shed blood of Christ.
Many others who recount their experiences growing up in Bible-believing churches often speak with bitterness about their pastors who had taught on the doctrine of the rapture. Some say they were tricked into watching violent rapture-themed movies while others say they cried themselves to sleep thinking about people and pets who would be left behind when the end finally came. Of course, to add to the confusion, we have sadly had many over the years who have attempted to put a date on the rapture, leaving many in a state of confusion and anger when Jesus did not return.
Often, to support their argument against a pre-tribulation rapture, scholars and lay people alike will argue that the word “rapture” does not appear in the Bible. Of course it doesn’t – the Bible was not written in English! But the Greek word “harpazo” certainly appears. The term “rapture” is derived from “rapturo”, a Latin translation of the Greek term. 1 Thessalonians 4:17: Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up [note: harpazo] together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. The word “harpazo” means: to seize, to snatch away and to claim for oneself. In other words, Christ will snatch His bride from this earth.
In essence, what we are seeing today is exactly what we would expect from the enemy. He is taking the things of God and turning them upside down. The rapture should not bring fear to the believer, it should bring hope. Titus 2:13: looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ. Only the enemy could take the beautiful doctrine of the rapture and turn it into a tool of fear for believers. In fact, for the believer, the rapture shouldn’t bring anxiety, it should relieve anxiety.
Furthermore, did you realise that if you are not excitedly looking for the Lord’s appearing, the enemy is robbing you of an eternal reward? When crowns are handed out by Jesus at the Bema Seat, the Scriptures record one in particular which is awarded to those who love the Lord’s appearing. 2 Timothy 4:8 says this: “Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.”
To the younger and older members of God’s family who are already citizens of heaven: make Bible prophecy a big part of your plans for the future.
God’s powerful promises will bring your earthly plans into focus with a heavenly perspective, and you will begin to understand that leaving this earth doesn’t mean loss – it means reward.
Do Not Fear the Times - By Hal Lindsey - https://www.hallindsey.com/ww-1-8-2023/
Waves of evil come ever more quickly to our world — each wave bigger than the one before. There seems to be no stopping it. The more adamantly people reject God and His ways, the more pain they bring into their lives. With more pain comes a greater desire to self-medicate. Children die of overdoses while drug cartels grow more powerful. Such are the times we live in.
Even those followers of Jesus who live the most insulated of lives now regularly face fallout from a deteriorating society. The rising tides of evil seem to be overtaking and overwhelming us. Governments often work against the best interests of their own citizens. Businesses squeeze more money from customers while giving less value in return. They seem more interested in political correctness than in serving their customers or their employees.
Jesus compared end time events to “birth pangs.” What do we know about the labor pains of a woman giving birth? We know that as the birth approaches, the waves of contractions come closer together and become more intense. They lead to something wonderful, but while they are happening, they hurt!
Right now, we stand smack in the middle of a hurting world. We should be full of compassion and empathy, but we should not be surprised. God told us in advance — in some cases, thousands of years in advance — that such times would come. The truth is, we are a privileged generation. We see with our own eyes the fulfillment of prophesies from ages past. We live in a time when God is on the move in special and unique ways.
Yet even our privileged generation directly feels the pain of this hurting world. The Bible predicts hyperinflation for the last days. That’s a sign of glorious things to come, but it’s no fun. If you’re living on a fixed income, it can be a nightmare. Bible prophecy talks about super-plagues, super-wars, deception everywhere, the loss of human rights, churches falling away from the truth, and hundreds of other sad and frightening trends.
But the Bible also says, “Fear not!” We live in terrifying times, but we are not to be terrified. The times are not greater than the God who holds us in His hand.
In John 14, Jesus tells His disciples how the Father would soon send the Holy Spirit as their Helper. The same Holy Spirit lives in us. Then, in verse 27, Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” [NASB]
The Prince of Peace Himself gives you access to His peace. To the world, peace can simply be the cessation of hostilities. But God’s peace goes deeper. The Hebrew word for peace is “shalom.” It means “total wellbeing.” It has to do with every part of life.
Sometimes we lose peace because we choose not to access the peace He offers. Colossians 3:15 says, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.” That means to give His peace command over your thoughts and feelings.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 pronounces this blessing, “Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance.” Jesus longs to give you His peace in every circumstance. Those circumstances include the times in which we live.
Do not fear the times.
Daily Jot: Power of prayer - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
In challenging times, many Christians often quote the Old Testament verse found in 2 Chronicles 7:!4, where the Lord says “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” This conditional assurance from the Lord is often used to illustrate the promising power of prayer in general. In America, we often underestimate the power of prayer and rely a lot on humankind and its enterprise instead. There is one man I know of who will tell you different from where he is today. His name is Damar Hamlin.
The Buffalo Bills defensive back, as you may know, suffered cardiac arrest during the Monday night game with the Cincinnati Bengals. He collapsed after making a tackle. The incredible medical team went into action and revived him on the field before moving him to the hospital, where he remained in critical condition. Players on both teams were shaken and many prayed. The Bills gathered on the field and knelt in prayer. There were signs that went up from the stands that encouraged prayer. Damar Hamlin was fighting for his life and all those who were watching the game in both the stands and on television turned their attention to him. This nation, well at least the football nation, was united in prayer. For these, there was no politics, prejudice or race. We were all one in prayer for this young man.
Now I know there are those who dislike the NFL for various reasons, and they have their right to their opinions. I also know that in my nearly 14 seasons working as an advisor to the NFL that there are many, if not a majority, of Christians working in and playing football. Current players, former players, coaches, even television personalities all joined together in prayer. Bills Coach Sean McDermott made no bones about it at a news conference, saying, “I’m a Christian man to begin with, and I’m not afraid to say that.” Dr. Allan Sills, NFL Chief Medical Officer, told reporters: “I just want to add my own personal words of continued prayers for Damar, for his family, for the entire Buffalo organization and everyone that’s been affected by this set of events as we move forward.” The doctors attending to Hamlin said they felt the prayers.
NFL Executive Vice President Troy Vincent said, “My greatest fear had flashed in front of me at that particular moment. But for the goodness and grace of God, Damar is still here and he’s still fighting.” This is the amazing mystery about prayer. Everyone involved, prayed and acted. They did their part–the medical team, the football team, the NFL executives and employees, Hamlin’s family, and Damar Hamlin. Most of all, God Almighty. He heard from heaven and he responded. To God be the glory! By Friday, Hamlin was communicating and the breathing tube was removed. Saturday, doctors said his neurological function was “excellent.” The world watched the miracle and power of prayer in action with Damar Hamlin. May it be a lesson to all that we can come together in unity, pray, act, and see the hand of God move in answering prayer.
Daily Devotion: Alert, Aware, and Advancing - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places —Ephesians 6:12
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/alert-aware-and-advancing/ - Listen
Some people are surprised to find that it isn’t easy being a Christian. Once we put our faith in Christ, we immediately find that we have an adversary, the devil, who wants to bring us down.
The spiritual battle rages every day, and this battle will not end until we’re safe in the arms of Jesus.
Writing to Timothy, the apostle Paul said, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me—the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing” (2 Timothy 4:7–8 NLT).
The word that Paul used for “fight” pointed to the Greek contests in which men would struggle against each other with all their might.
This reminds us that the Christian life is a constant process of moving forward. And the moment we stop moving forward, we will start moving backward. Thus, we need to put our armor on. We need to suit up.
Ephesians 6 tells us, “Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places” (verses 11–12 NLT).
Wouldn’t it be great to think that we could reach a plateau in our lives as believers where we are somehow above all temptations and struggles? But that isn’t going to happen. The fight will rage on until that final day.
So, we need to keep our armor on. We need to stay alert and aware and be constantly moving forward.
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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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