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We Need Ministers That Speak God’s Truth - By Pastor Mike Taylor - https://pastormiketaylor.blogspot.com/2021/10/we-need-ministers-that-speak-gods-truth.html
“ I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.” (2nd Timonty 4:1-5)
In the opening passage, Paul warned Timothy to preach the word of God, not turning to right or to the left from what God's Word said. But to use it to rebuke, exhort and teach sound doctrine. He also warned what we are experiencing today, in that the maninstream religions, from Roman Catholic (which always has strayed) to now infecting Protestant churches with fables of men. Those who sit in the pew on any given Sunday morning want a “new modern” religion that will make them feel good, entertain them, and not face what they really need, and that is repentance from their sins and turn to Jesus Christ as Personal Savior and the only remedy for their God forsaken immorality, and sinful lives.
We as born again Christians, lament how the church of this modern era has grown cold and preaches a watered down version of salvation through faith, applying God's mercy and grace to the broken and contrite heart that sees their lost condition and realizes that without God and the Lord Jesus Christ, they are doomed for a devil's hell. But the Laodecian Age of the church has come to pass, just as Jesus warned us in Revelation 3:
“14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:” (Revelation 3:14-17)
I spoke of this very thing in a past sermon and this is but a follow up of that message when I spoke of how this age has become nothing but lukewarm, water down Christianity and anything else pagan.
FRAUDS IN THE PULPITS
You need not look any further than your local TV evangelist found on TBN, or the mega churches that have thousands of members in huge facilities of brick and mortar to the tune of Creflo Dollar, or Joel Olsteen, or T.D. Jakes that preach another Gospel. I watched Joel Olsteen one Sunday morning and the man didn't even have a Bible in his hands, He never quoted scripture, but gave a pep talk about this being the “best years of your life” AND as he spoke, passed around the plate for tithes and offerings....when you understand the modern religions today, they are about money, about personal ambition of this being your best life, and forgetting we must be getting our houses in order for the next life, as this life will pass away shortly. You may have riches in this life, but to be your focus and neglect the next one, will leave you wanting at the judgment of God.
What I see, my reader, is this nation....and the world...needs the old time religion that most of us were brought up in. God fearing, hell and damnation, fire and brimstone, and Jesus is the only Way to heaven kind of sermons that makes the sinner tremble with Holy Spirit conviction that they can't stay in their seats, but shake holding onto the back of the pew, sweating profusely from conviction of their sins and their understanding that they are LOST, DOOMED, unless they let go of that pew and come down to the altar to repent in “sack cloth and ashes” so to speak.
People, we are in the time of the end of this age, and the world is going to hell all around us. Our job and the job of the sold out man of God is to preach the un-adultered truth and not what “itching ears” want to hear. We need men that made this country what was from the founding of this nation. We need “God fearing preachers” that will pound the pulpit and say what must be said from God's Word to convict the lost souls who are under their charge!!
THE NATIONAL BLACK ROBE REGIMENT
In our national history there were men who preached God's Word with conviction. They were called the “Black Robe Regiment.” What does that mean and who were they?
“The Black Robed Regiment was the name that the British placed on the courageous and patriotic American clergy during the Founding Era (a backhanded reference to the black robes they wore).  Significantly, the British blamed the Black Robed Regiment for American Independence,  and rightfully so, for modern historians have documented that:
“There is not a right asserted in the Declaration of Independence which had not been discussed by the New England clergy before 1763. ”
It is strange to today’s generation to think that the rights listed in the Declaration of Independence were nothing more than a listing of sermon topics that had been preached from the pulpit in the two decades leading up to the American Revolution, but such was the case.” (from the National Black Robe Regiment)”
These men were fearless. They were not politically correct under British rule. They spoke the truth that gave the revolutionaries the vision, the strength and the guts to go out and win out freedom from tyranny.
“But it was not just the British who saw the American pulpit as largely responsible for American independence and government, our own leaders agreed. For example, John Adams rejoiced that “the pulpits have thundered”] and specifically identified several ministers as being among the “characters the most conspicuous, the most ardent, and influential” in the “awakening and a revival of American principles and feelings” that led to American independence.”
But as Paul admonished Timothy in the above opening verses:
“ But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. “ (2nd Timothy 4:5)
As Paul wrote to Timothy, I admonish YOU to pound the pulpit and let the words thunder from your lips of the coming judgment of God and the salvation from wrath of our Lord Jesus Christ, that was purchased by His own blood on Calvary's cross.
That is the minister of God's duty, his call for the spreading of the Gospel. Will the world hate you because you speak the truth? Inside the church it may not be so evident even though you might offend the rebellious member, but outside, each of us will experience the world's revulsion of God's Truth and Satan hates for anyone to speak the truth found in your Bible.
18 “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.
22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.
23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.” (John 15:18-23)
SPIRITUAL WARFARE ON AMERICAN SOIL
Folks, we are living in a spiritual war not unlike the Revolutionary war. We are being taken for fools by the men who are in power today, be they in Washington DC or foreign governments across the Big Pond. In the recent past, I was thankful that the people of America rose up and would not elect a satanic inspired liberal in that election, but voted their conscience and vote for the principles that made this country great...WE envisioned “Make America Great Again”....but we kept watch and see if this man we elected followed through with all he promised. God put him in office, and no amount of liberal hand wringing, or under handed tricks will thwart God's Will. He followed God and our Constitution and had the wisdom of Solomon that is God inspired. That was 4 years of economic growth and “making America great again”. Now we have a mentally challenged, liberal socialist in office who doesn't know beans from taters, but imposes “dictator” type executive orders, such as did Obummer. But let us not stop there, rise up and claim this country for God, each minister and each Christian.
Our Spiritual war goes even further than what our founding fathers brought to this country and those ministers of past time of our country, pounded this truth home.
“As a body of men, the clergy were pre-eminent in their attachment to liberty. The pulpits of the land rang with the notes of freedom.  The American Quarterly Register [MAGAZINE], 1833
If Christian ministers had not preached and prayed, there might have been no revolution as yet – or had it broken out, it might have been crushed.  Bibliotheca Sacra [BRITISH PERIODICAL], 1856”
“The ministers of the Revolution were, like their Puritan predecessors, bold and fearless in the cause of their country. No class of men contributed more to carry forward the Revolution and to achieve our independence than did the ministers. . . . [B]y their prayers, patriotic sermons, and services [they] rendered the highest assistance to the civil government, the army, and the country.  B. F. Morris, HISTORIAN, 1864”. (National Black Robed Regiment)
AN AMERICAN REVIVAL DREAM
What would happen if we had fearless, sold out men of God who preached the unvarnished truth of Jesus being the only way back to the Father? What if these same men preached against the immorality, the sinfulness of this present age and would not back down from anyone, be they the IRS, or any government agency and it spread from coast to coast? My estimation, you would see a revival that would rival anything we have ever seen in American history, even from the Revolutionary War's men speaking truth to power in their pulpits in the churches of that era. But is our country now swirling down the drain? Is it too late....Is it God's will that we fall?
I am speaking of what ifs, folks, as the tide may be too hard to turn back, but I can dream and pray it comes to pass. . Our God Jehovah, YHWH, the Living God told us what would happen if this was even possible in this end of days.
14 “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.
15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.”( 2nd Chronicles 7:14-15)
Who is to say that this could not be possible. Yes, I know that the American countryside has become a cesspool in the major cities and like a cancer, it is spreading...But if what I am saying was even possible, and the American public rose up, and the pastors of this nation got fearless and demanded change in the spiritual realm of this country, you would see a change to gather the last straws of wheat that God will usher into His Kingdom. Note the parable of the seed sower.
25 “But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.” (Matthew 13:25-30)
God could use YOU to spread His message and gather that last straw and seed of the final wheat into the kingdom of God. Pastors of this nation, are you listening?
9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” (2nd Peter 3:9-12)
Is God holding off sending His Son for the church of the Living God because He desires to save even that last soul who will come to Him? If the ministers of this nation would take a look at their calling, and put God first in everything they say from the Pulpit, we would see a move of God that would rival the ministers of our historical past, as God would use pastors of today, even as He used these men of our historical past to bring that last soul into the ark of safety which is Jesus Christ our Lord.
My plea to every ordained minister, and those who are following Jesus footsteps is to become fearless. To approach anyone, and everyone you may think needs to hear God's Word. Do not preach to their itching ears, but to their heart and minds. Tell them the truth of coming judgment, the wrath of God and this world being burned up in the coming Tribulation and salvation from Jesus Christ, as the only way to enter God's Kingdom. .
WE may not have much time, either you or me. WE must be about our Father's business and spread the Good News of the coming Kingdom of God, but also warn that the time of Tribulation is fast approaching, and those tares that Jesus spoke of will be gathered and thrown into the fire. Note the passage that spoke of what happens to those who are the “tares” or weeds that grown among God's wheat, which are His chosen body and His bride..
30 “Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. “( Matthew 13:30)
What does the Lord mean “bind them in bundles to burn them”?
11 “And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
This is the ultimate fate of those who are considered “weeds or tares” that are gathered to the Great White Throne judgment of God. They either heard the Word of God and refused it, or have taken the mark of the coming Beast power.
I may not be wearing a black robe right now, but I call on every man and woman who professes Jesus Christ to share that story with your family, your friends, even your enemies in a spirit of Godly love. How much time we have to the work of God may be drawing to a close very soon.
Those that are found without Jesus Christ, when He breaks through the clouds and cries “come up hither” will experience what they could have avoided by believing on the Name of Jesus Christ and giving over their life as Lord and Master to Him. I speak of a literal Hell on earth that will wipe this planet nearly totally clean of all human life that Jesus said would be the greatest trial that humanity has every experienced.
21 “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened”
( Matthew 24:21-22)(the elect is Israel, my emphasis)
That is why we need “pastors that preach God's Word with conviction” because the tribulation and the great tribulation is going to be so horrific, that no words can explain the reality of this awful time, when God's wrath and the satanic ambition of the Anti-Christ to destroy all who believe in Jesus during those last 7 years of man's rule upon the earth. I calculate 80% or more of those living among the nations being destroyed in 7 short years...think of it...8 billion people x 80% or 6.4 billion people destroyed in the worst possible ways. Think of the carnage...think of the smell and wild animals roaming to eat dead carcasses. Can it be any more gruesome to think on such a thing?
CLARION CALL TO ACTION
Will you take the challenge? Will you heed the call? Will you preach only God's Word to those in your church and those who you are charged to leading spiritually? Or will you continue to “tickle their itching ears” ...You will either be rewarded for doing God's will and preaching the Truth, or be found condemned for being a spiritual fraud that was in religion for his own gain. Be not one of those who will give an account either in the Bema Judgment Seat of Christ and loose your reward for service, or be found as a tare of the ministry and stand before the Great White Throne judgment to give account of your perverting the Truth of God Word and cast into a lake of fire burning with fire and brimstone. Are you afraid of offending someone with God's Truth?
Note what God our Lord Jesus Christ said of the parable of the seed sower when we speak the truth in the coming tribulation and can even be applied now:
18 “ Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.” (Matthew 13:18-21)
But let us cast the seed of the Truth of God's Word found in no other but Jesus Christ our Lord. We are responsible to no other but to ourselves and God. If we neglect our calling and do not spread the seed of Truth, then brother, you will be found judged of not speaking truth. Put on those righteous robes on and thunder the Word of God to the salvation of men's souls.
16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:16-18)
and again, believe and confess to God:
8 “But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.” (Roman 10:8-11)
This is Pastor Mike Taylor, praying you take the challenge and spread the REAL Good News of the Coming Kingdom of God. If you need prayer, counseling, or just a listening ear, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org , God bless you all, TILL WE MEET AT JESUS FEET
Israeli Economist Warns Shemitah Year Pattern Means Financial Crisis Coming – Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz - https://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=4997
The current Hebrew year, 5782, began on Rosh Hashanna one month ago, beginning a new shemitah (sabbatical) year. Most people believe that the shemitah has implications only for farmers based in Israel however in Biblical times, all debts, except those of foreigners, were to be remitted.
One Israeli economist has chronicled a correlation between the seven-year shemitah cycle and major economic events. If his theory is correct, the world is about to enter a major crisis.
SHEMITAH AND ECONOMIC CRISIS
Rafi Farber, an Israeli economist and financial journalist who blogs and videos under the pen The End Game Investor, combines Torah knowledge with financial wisdom. This dual-discipline revealed a remarkable correlation.
"Every seven years on the Shemita there is a debt reset for the entire world," Farber explained. "This begins on Rosh Hashanna which is the New Year for the world that is marked by Jews because we are a kingdom of priests that represent the world to God. The Jewish New Year is actually Passover."
As a student of economics, Farber noted highlights in history that were economic landmarks.
"The most famous recent landmark was 2008, 14 years ago or two shemitah cycles. This was, of course, the global financial crisis. It started with the subprime mortgage crisis and ended with the banking crisis."
He then looked back to the previous shemitah.
"Before that was in 2001, three shemitah cycles ago," Farber said. "This was the NASDAQ bubble bursting. This led to a recession in almost all the developed countries."
Often referred to as the dot com bubble, the crisis was preceded by a five-year period in which the Nasdaq Composite stock market index rose 400%. In 2002, it fell 78%, giving up all its gains.
Farber then noted the previous shemitah in 1994.
"That was a minor economic crisis. Interest rates rose to the highest level since all of the bond bear markets since 1980," Farber said. "The previous shemitah was 1987, which was the stock market crash known as Black Monday, the biggest single percentage market crash ever."
Black Monday affected markets around the globe. All of the twenty-three major world markets experienced a sharp decline in October 1987. Eight markets declined by 20-29%, three by 30-39%, and three by more than 40%. Worldwide losses were estimated at US$1.71 trillion and the severity of the crash sparked fears of extended economic instability.
Farber then jumped back seven years to the shemitah of 1980.
"In 1980, Paul Volcker, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, was explicitly worried that the dollar would collapse. In fact, it was on the verge of doing that. It was the period that marked the highest level of inflation in modern history. Confidence in the dollar was being lost. They had to raise interest rates from about 11% to 20%."
This move helped lead to the 1980-1982 recession, in which the national unemployment rate rose to over 10%.
Farber went back seven shemitah cycles from our current year.
"1973 doesn't sound like a big year in economic history but it was," he noted. "Most historians point to 1971 as the end of the gold standard. To an extent that is true since that was when it ended temporarily. Nixon tried to get the US back on the gold standard in 1971 but failed. His last attempt was in 1973 and that was when the last remnants of the gold standard were abandoned and that was when the dollar went entirely off the gold standard."
"I don't know this for sure but if the Jubilee is more significant and we are not actually counting the Jubilee currently but 1973 was a huge financial event. We are now seven shemitah cycles after 1973. I believe it was a Jubilee as it was the biggest financial reset in modern history. 50 years before that was 1923, also a shemitah year, which was the hyperinflation crisis in the Weimar Republic. This crisis generated enormous political instability in Europe."
"50 years before that was 1873 was when the dollar went off the silver standard. Silver was demonetized and the dollar went to the gold standard. That affected the poor and middle class. The rich could afford gold and the poor could only afford silver. Going off the silver standard meant that anyone who had physical silver, their silver would lose value. It was an attack on the middle class to benefit the rich.
"That was a huge paradigm shift as silver was always considered the archetypal money, all the way back to Biblical times. In Jewish law, silver is considered money whereas gold is a commodity. In 1873, that ended."
"This year may be a Jubilee year and we are primed for a global collapse. It's not going to be pretty. I just hope we can all get through it. We also need a lot of faith in God."
Who Are the Biggest Criminals? - by Michael Snyder - http://endoftheamericandream.com/who-are-the-biggest-criminals/
Everyone pretty much agrees that we have a major problem with crime in this nation. But when we talk about “crime”, are we all talking about the same thing? Normally, when most of us think about “crime” what comes to mind is the rampant violence in our city streets. As I discussed a couple of weeks ago, the FBI just released the final numbers for 2020, and they showed that the murder rate was up about 29 percent. That was the largest one year increase in U.S. history by a very wide margin, and law enforcement authorities are warning that the numbers for this year will show another huge jump. With so much violence in our streets, it is only natural that when we think of “crime” that we tend to think of young men recklessly firing guns in the core urban areas of our major cities. Here is one example that I just came across…
An intense wild west gunfight that played out on the streets of the Bronx was caught on camera in incredible new footage released by New York police.
The video begins by showing what appears to be seven gang members brandishing pistols, firing at an unidentified target across the street.
This is the latest in a string of high-profile incidents of violent crime that have become more common throughout the five boroughs in the last 18 months, during which New York City has seen a rise in the number of shootings, felony assaults, and hate crimes.
But do they represent the worst that our society has to offer?
Of course not.
Even worse are the people that choose to take guns into our schools and start shooting. Sadly, we had another such incident on Wednesday…
An 18-year-old suspect was taken into custody Wednesday after four people were injured in a shooting at a Texas high school, authorities said. Three of the victims were hospitalized, with at least one requiring surgery.
Around 9:15 a.m., police responded to a call about a shooting on the second floor of Timberview High School in Arlington, according to Kevin Kolbye, the city’s assistant police chief. Two of the victims were shot but were expected to survive, Kolbye said.
There is no place for such violence in our society, and I don’t want to minimize the evil of such a crime one bit.
But there are even worse criminals.
You see, the truth is that the biggest criminals in our society can be found in corporate boardrooms and in our halls of power. The wicked decisions that very powerful men and women make behind closed doors can result in the deaths of thousands or even millions of people.
Let me give you a few examples. Merck just announced a new COVID “wonder drug”, and those running the company have decided to charge $712 for a treatment that only costs $17.74 to produce…
Merck’s new ‘not Ivermectin’ Covid-19 treatment, molnupiravir, costs $17.74 to produce – yet the company is charging the US government $712 for the treatment – a 40x markup, according to The Intercept, citing a report issued last week by the Harvard School of Public Health and King’s College Hospital in London.
The pill, originally developed using US government funds as a possible treatment for Venezuelan equine encephalitis, cut the risk of hospitalization and death in half in a randomized trial of 775 adults with mild/moderate Covid who were considered at high risk for disease due to comorbidities such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. The trial was stopped early so the company could apply for and emergency use authorization (EUA). The drug did not benefit patients who were already hospitalized with severe disease.
Theoretically, this “wonder drug” could help millions upon millions of COVID victims all over the globe in the coming years if it was priced fairly.
But the vast majority of those potential patients will never see it because they simply will not be able to afford it.
Meanwhile, how many other inexpensive alternative treatments are being suppressed so that big pharma can rake in billions of dollars in profits?
Let’s take a look at another example. A woman in Colorado is being denied a life-saving kidney transplant because she refuses to get the COVID vaccine…
A Colorado woman suffering from stage five renal failure was denied a new kidney because both she and her prospective donor were unvaccinated.
The University of Colorado Health hospital sent a letter to Leilani Lutali, 56, who was set to receive a kidney from Jaimee Fougner, 45, informing her that the procedure could not be done until both women were vaccinated against COVID-19.
‘I feel coerced. I feel like my life is being held in their hands in exchange for a shot, and the attitude is just take the shot,’ Lutali told Denver7.
They are fully prepared to let her die if she won’t get the shot.
You have to be a special kind of evil to be so absolutely heartless.
In our society, the level of wickedness tends to rise the higher up the food chain that you go. And so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Washington D.C. is absolutely seething with evil. When I worked there over a decade ago, you could literally feel it in the air.
Of course things have only gotten worse since that time, and right now the current resident of the White House is seeing his approval rating absolutely plummet because of all the nightmarish decisions that he has been making…
As his agenda flounders on Capitol Hill, President Joe Biden’s popularity among everyday Americans is taking a beating.
Biden’s approval rating has dropped to 38%, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. That’s down from 42% three weeks ago and from a high of 50% in mid-February.
Sadly, the truth is that the politicians in Washington D.C. are simply a reflection of who we have become as a nation.
And if the full extent of our national misdeeds is ever brought to light, we will become the most hated country on the entire planet and the rest of the world will turn on us with tremendous fury.
There is so much going on behind the scenes that most people don’t know about. For example, a whistleblower just came forward and revealed some staggering information to Project Veritas. If you have not seen that video yet, you can view it right here.
Of course, the mainstream media will never report on this because they are evil too and this story would hurt the agendas that they are trying to push.
The biggest criminals get up in the morning and put on very expensive suits. They are paid lots of money and they love fame and recognition.
But they are leading us down a path that leads to national suicide.
Unlike many of the violent criminals in our streets, most of the criminals in our boardrooms and in our halls of power will never go to prison for what they have done.
Instead, they will just keep laughing all the way to the bank as millions suffer and die.
He Is Our Peace - Nathele Graham - email@example.com
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:14
Tomorrow is something we look forward to. It’s always ahead but it never arrives. Peace is as fleeting as tomorrow. We all want peace, but can we really define peace? Is it a lack of troubles? Or is it found sitting by a mountain creek happily running over stones on its way to a larger stream? Is peace the absence of noise? No sirens blaring or horns honking? The Hebrew word for peace is “salom”, pronounced “shawlome” and means “completeness, soundness, welfare, peace, safety, health, tranquilitys, contentment”. The Greek equivalent is “Eirene” (pronounced i-ray-nay). In order to have perfect peace, we must live in union with Christ. “For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; having abolished in his flesh the enmity even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;” Ephesians 2:14-15. Through Jesus, the separation between the Jewish people and the Gentiles was mended. More than that, through Christ we can have peace with God. If we can’t be at peace with Him today, how can we expect to be peacefully happy with Him in Heaven for eternity?
The quest for God’s peace goes back to the beginning. Adam and Eve were the only ones to know the tranquility of dwelling in a Paradise untainted by sin. Satan’s lies are strong, and the peace of God’s Garden was forfeited when Eve listened to the lies of the serpent, and Adam chose to follow her in sin. The peace that comes from living in obedience to God was shattered. God’s peace was gone. God has always wanted peace with His creation. After the Fall of Man, there was no peace at all. Satan works hard to move humanity farther and farther away from God. Nevertheless, God has always been busy opening the way for peace to be restored. Abraham was called out of his pagan life to be the father of God’s chosen people, but much strife continued. Eventually God’s chosen people went into captivity in Egypt. This was God’s plan to protect the Jewish nation from famine. They stayed in Egypt for centuries and when the time was right, Moses was called to lead the Israelites out of captivity. Moses was to lead the people, and his brother Aaron would be ordained as the priest. The Lord directed Moses to teach Aaron and his sons a blessing for the people. “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, The LORD bless thee, and keep thee. The LORD make his face shine upon thee and be gracious unto thee: the LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.” Numbers 6:22-26. God wanted them to have peace.
Peace has always been elusive. Wars have raged non-stop; disease and natural disasters have always been issues. Are things really getting worse? Yes, things are becoming worse than they have ever been. That doesn’t mean that God is surprised. Christians should find great comfort in the fact that God knows what’s coming and has forewarned us. This forewarning is called “prophecy”. I don’t mean the type of “prophecy” found in a fortune cookie or imagined by Nostradamus. Biblical prophecy was given by God to His chosen prophets, and recorded in Scripture. By studying God’s word, we can know for certain that, even though things look bleak, God has something better in store for us. “Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is none else: I am God, and there is none like me. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.” Isaiah 46:9-11. We must remember former things…history. By studying all of Scripture we can see how God was always with the Israelites through their troubled times as well as times of peace. He foretold their captivity in Babylon, and He told of the return to their land. He also foretold of the Messiah, who would bring peace and reconciliation to all of humanity, even the Gentiles. Contrary to what many people preach, Israel is still God’s chosen people, and they haven’t been replaced by Christians. Jesus Christ, was born in Bethlehem, fulfilling prophecy. He was born of a virgin, fulfilling prophecy. He was crucified, fulfilling prophecy. Christ’s birth, and His death, fulfilled many, many prophecies.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6. Jesus was born to a human woman, a virgin named Mary (a child is born), but He was conceived by the Holy Spirit (God gave His son). Faith in Him will bring peace like no peace you’ve ever known. His peace comes from the assurance that no matter what happens in this life, as a Christian, you are assured eternal life with God. “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Romans 5:1-2. Too often, we forfeit the peace we can have because we fight God. Instead of seeking Him and letting Him lead, we try to take the reins from Him, and do things our own way.
I don’t think anybody can be completely content in the world today. There’s so much turmoil and pestilence everywhere, but none of this surprises God. Jesus said to expect these things. “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.” John 16:33. We need to learn to lean on Him and trust Him in everything we do. We need to stop blaming Him for the troubles, and understand that Satan is behind all evil. God has seen the events of today and told us what’s coming. Could He stop it from happening? Yes, but by allowing it all to take place, He allows us our free choice to accept the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for salvation. Instead of forcing it on us, we have a choice to find peace through Him. If we totally surrender to Him, we will find His peace in life. “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” Isaiah 26:3.
Studying Scripture will disclose that there will be an end to all of the upset in this life, but it also discloses that as we draw closer to the end, life will become more and more unsettling. There will be a final seven-year period of time when God’s wrath will be poured out upon the unbelieving world. There will be a one-world government, a one-world economy, and a one-world religion. Peace will be taken from the earth by the rider of the red horse (Revelation 6:4). Can you see the pieces falling into place today? I do. It gets worse. There will be a man, who will seem like a good guy who’ll solve all the troubles of the world, but he will be totally evil. He will force everyone to take his mark. Anyone who hasn’t taken the Mark of the Beast won’t be able to buy or sell. If you think the lock-downs and restriction of the past year were bad, you haven’t seen anything yet. If you take his mark, you cannot be saved. You will spend eternity in the lake of fire. “And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name .” Revelation 14:9-11. No peace will be found in the lake of fire, and, according to Revelation 19:20, that’s where the beast, the false prophet, and all who receive the mark will spend eternity. Although the stage is being set today for the mark of the Beast, it won’t be forced upon anyone until at least 3 ½ years after the Rapture.
How can you avoid God’s wrath and be taken in the Rapture? There’s only one way: place your faith in Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross. That may sound a little too easy, but God doesn’t want anyone to end up in the Lake of Fire, so He took our sin upon Himself. Salvation is easy for us, but it cost God His Son. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17. None of us want to rush death, but it’s certain that everyone will one day pass from this life to the next. Jesus promised that He was going to His Father’s house to prepare a place for His followers (do a study of traditional Jewish weddings to see how important this is, and how it supports a pre-tribulation Rapture). When Thomas said he didn’t know the way, Jesus gave him the answer. “Jesus saith unto Him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14: 6. Now you know the way. I suggest you be sure to get on the right path today. Accept Jesus for salvation before it’s too late. Study Biblical history and learn how God takes care of those who follow Him. Study prophecy and find peace in these troubled times.
“And the peace of God which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7.
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Daily Jot: Do you follow God or the Republican Party? – Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
There was an interesting, if not ridiculous, exchange on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” about how Christian evangelicals are following the Republican Party instead of scripture. The discussion, between MSNBC’s Joy Reid and Anthea Butler, Chair and Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, was about how white evangelicals are afraid that immigrants were going to “replace” their votes and impregnate their daughters, and how the Republican Party was using that fear to drive Christians to the polls. Butler told MSNBC’s viewers that what is good for evangelicals is not good for the general public. This troubling conversation points to the leftist’s target: Religious freedom. They want to shut you up.
Butler said, “When you look at the statistics of white evangelicals right now, they are least likely to welcome immigrants. It flies in the face of what their Christian doctrine is supposed to be. You welcome the stranger. You’re supposed to do that as a Christian, but they’re not listening to what scripture says. They’re listening to what the Republican Party says.” Talk about a twist of scripture. Exodus 22:21 says, “Thou shalt neither vex a stranger nor oppress him.” And Exodus 12:49 says, “One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourns among you.” This theme is repeated several times. It was in reference to the laws God had instituted for His people and how they should treat strangers. Butler wants to make this comparison, but not acknowledge that illegal immigrants are lawbreakers from the beginning by coming here illegally.
Butler concluded: “I think we respond this way. First of all, you stop coddling evangelicals when they say they’re all about morality. They’re not. Morality is a shield. Morality is a way for them to get power. What is good for them is not good for you. So Donald Trump and all the rest of these people can sleep with who they want to as many times as they want to and do things they’re not supposed to do according to their religious beliefs.” Butler’s response here is about moral hypocrisy. She is labeling evangelicals as moral hypocrites who are bad for society. Yet later in the exchange, she was agreeing about the woman’s right to abortion and calling the beliefs of evangelicals a bunch of lies.
There is some truth to what Butler said. Christians need to be careful about putting their faith in politics over that of the Lord. There is hypocrisy among Christians. So a little bit of truth here makes a better lie for the left. This is not about Christian morality or hypocrisy. This is about pigeon-holing Christians as terrible people who are bad for society. Therefore, their opinions and beliefs are worthy of censorship and isolation. This is the undercurrent brewing with not only the border security issue, but also with the vaccination issue, public schools, the economy and more. You are being marginalized and maligned for your belief system, and if we do not stand against this, they will take away the right to our beliefs. In Marxism, there is no room for God. And they will use scripture against you and persecute you. Be wise. Stand strong. Use truth.
Daily Devotion: Hope for Everyone - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. —Romans 11:1
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The apostle Paul was what we might call a Jew’s Jew. He was from the tribe of Benjamin, which was highly regarded, and his parents named him after the first king of Israel. Saul was a member of the Sanhedrin, which was sort of like the Supreme Court of the day. He probably was even their leader.
Schooled by the great rabbi Gamaliel, he rose through the ranks quickly with his super impressive résumé. He also had a reputation for being dedicated. In fact, he thought he was doing the work of God by hunting down members of an unusual new sect that believed Jesus was the Messiah and had identified themselves as His followers. He hunted these people down and arrested them, and he also presided over the death of Stephen, the first martyr of this group.
But one day on the Damascus Road, an unusual thing happened to Saul of Tarsus. He heard a voice saying to him, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads” (Acts 9:5 NKJV). In the first century, a goad was a sharpened stick that was used to get animals to move faster.
Jesus was saying, “You’re under the conviction of the Holy Spirit, and you’re fighting against it. Why are you doing that?” The reality is that Saul of Tarsus actually was closer to believing in Jesus than he realized, and that’s why he was so opposed to it.
By the way, when someone is always arguing with you about your beliefs as a Christian, when they’re always trying to give you a hard time, it may seem as though they’re far from the kingdom of God. In reality, they may be closer than you think.
If God could reach a man like Paul, formerly known as Saul of Tarsus, then there’s hope for everyone.
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